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Feb
10
Wed
Speaker Event – From Character Recognition to Augmented Reality: the Current State of Computer Series
Feb 10 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Co-sponsored by: UVU – Joel Harrison

Utah Valley University (UVU) Speaker Series

Dr. Beau Christ – From Character Recognition to Augmented Reality: the Current State of Computer Series 

TEACHING COMPUTERS TO SEE HAS CHALLENGED SOME OF THE BRIGHTEST MINDS IN THE COMPUTING INDUSTRY, AND WHILE GREAT PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE, WE ARE STILL FAR AWAY FROM A GENERAL-PURPOSE SEEING-MACHINE. THIS TALK EXAMINES THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF THE EXCITING FIELD OF COMPUTER VISION.

 

Location:
Room: Room SC 213A
Bldg: Utah Valley University (UVU) Sorensen Student Center
Orem, Utah
84058

Feb
11
Thu
Speaker Event – Software Defined Radios for Military Applications: Vision, History, and Current Status @ City: Provo
Feb 11 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Co-sponsored by: BYU – Michael Rice

Brigham Young University (BYU) Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Colloquium Series

David Tate : Software Defined Radios for Military Applications: Vision, History, and Current Status 

Abstract

In the mid-1990s, the Department of Defense launched an ambitious plan to replace existing tacti-cal radios with a new family of Software-Defined Radios (SDR). Under this model, radio func-tions would be implemented in portable software applications that could be cheaply and quickly ‘ported’ to any radio in the family, saving both time and money. Billions of dollars were spent on this development effort, with very little success. The Institute for Defense Analyses was asked to investigate the root causes of this failure – and especially to determine whether there had been in-superable technical barriers to success, in addition to known managerial and execution problems. This talk describes our findings and recommendations.

Biography

David Tate joined the research staff of IDA’s Cost Analysis and Research Division in 2000. Since then, he has worked on a wide variety of resource analysis and quantitative modeling pro-jects related to national security. These include an independent cost estimate of Future Combat Systems development costs, investigation of apparent inequities in Veterans’ Disability Benefit adjudications, and modeling and optimization of resource-constrained acquisition portfolios. Dr. Tate holds bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Mathematical Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Operations Research from Cornell University.

A reception with refreshments will be held after the talk in Room 460 Clyde Building.

Location:
Bldg: Brigham Young University (BYU) – 459 Clyde Building
Provo, Utah
84602

Feb
18
Thu
Networking Event @ City: Midvale
Feb 18 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Co-sponsored by: ASME and SWE

Individuals will participate on a technical tour of the Bohemian Brewery & Grill Inc (21 years and older).

Location:
Bldg: Bohemian Brewery & Grill Inc
94 E Fort Union Boulevard
Midvale, Utah
84047

Feb
20
Sat
High Tech Merit Badge POW-WOW @ City: Ogden
Feb 20 @ 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The IEEE Utah Section in conjunction with Weber State University is hosting a High Tech Merit Badge POW-WOW on Saturday, 20 February and Saturday, 27 February from 8:00 AM – 12:50 PM.  An individual may earn up to three merit badges in the following categories: Digital Technology, Electronics, Radio, Inventing, Energy, Electricity, Engineering, Robotics, Geocaching, and Programming.  The cost of each badge is $3.50 and requirements for each class varies and will be outlined in the registration details for each course. There will be drinks and snacks available at no extra charge. Boys can register for one, two, or three merit badges. Most badges will require homework. Unless otherwise noted in the registration details, all merit badge work can be completed during the week between the two Saturdays – known exception: Energy – pre-work required.

To determine the requirements for a specific merit badge, please go to the following website and click on the desired merit badge: http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Merit_Badges#List_of_current_Merit_Badges

To register for this event, please go to:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-utah-section-merit-badge-pow-wow-ticket-20096925445

Agenda:

8:00    Arrive, Locate First Class

9:40    Second Class starts

11:20  Third Class starts

12:50  End

Location:
Bldg: Weber State University
3848 Harrison Boulevard
Building 23 Engineering Technology
Ogden, Utah
84408

Feb
23
Tue
IEEE Utah Section Monthly Meeting @ City: Farmington
Feb 23 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The IEEE Utah Section will be holding the second monthly meeting for 2016 on Tuesday, 23 February at 6:30 PM.  The meeting will be held at the Weber State University Farmington Station Park.  The address is 240 North Promontory, Suite 3000, Building C, 3rd Floor, Farmington, UT 84025.  If you are interested in calling into the meeting, please use the following information to gain access to the meeting:  Dial-In Number is 801-586-4880.  The number will continue to ring until there are two callers.  Dinner will be provided.

Please register via IEEE vTools:  https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/38305

Thanks,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Jennifer

Agenda:

1.) Update to Established Activities:

UEC Banquet, High Tech Merit Badge Event, Expanding Your Horizons (EYH), & NE/NW Meeting (Utah Hosting) – Ski Day (Optional)

2.) Update to Future Activities:

Awards Ceremony, Summer Activity, Membership Drive Activity, Technical Presentations

3.) Around the Room

If you wish to add any topics to the agenda, please email them to me at jennifer.hershman@ieee.org

Location:
Bldg: Weber State University
240 North Promontory
Suite 3000; Building C
Farmington, Utah
84025

Feb
26
Fri
Utah Engineers Council Registration via IEEE Utah Section @ City: Ogden
Feb 26 @ 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

The Utah Engineers Council (UEC) Awards Banquet being held on Friday, 26 February 2016.

Lance McBride (Great Basin Scientific) is Utah Section’s nominee for Engineer of the Year. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Engineer Award at the Section and Area level in IEEE. Congratulations Lance! 

Julanne McCulley (Weber State University) is Utah Section’s nominee for Educator of the Year. She is the recipient of the Outstanding Educator Award at the Section and Area level in IEEE. Congratulations Julie!

The IEEE Utah Section is offering a discounted price for tickets to attend the banquet. The cost for IEEE Members & their guests is $20.00, and the cost for IEEE Students and their guests is $10.00.  Tickets are limited.

Flyer:  http://www.utahengineerscouncil.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/UEC_Banquet_Flyer_2016_v20151210.5165430.pdf

Please register via IEEE vTools:  https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/37903

Thanks,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jennifer

Agenda:

6:30-7:30 PM Social Hour

7:30-8:15 PM Dinner

8:15-9:30 PM Awards & Keynote

Location:
Bldg: Rickenbacker’s Steak House
4282 South 1650 West
Ogden, Utah
84405

Mar
5
Sat
Expanding Your Horizons (EYH)
Mar 5 @ 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM

IEEE Utah Section is seeking volunteers to assist with workshops being taught by Utah Section Members. 

If interested, please register via IEEE vTools:  https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/38311

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a conference for girls 6th through 10th grade. This day-long event will include hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). At the conference, girls will get a chance to meet STEM role models and learn more about careers in those fields. Our ultimate goal is to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st Century challenges.

Location:
Room: South City Campus 1575
Bldg: Salt Lake Community College
South State Street Salt Lake
Salt Lake City, Utah
84105

Mar
19
Sat
NE/NW Joint OpCom Meeting @ City: Salt Lake City
Mar 19 @ 9:00 AM – 6:15 PM

The NE/NW Joint OpCom Meeting is being held on Saturday, 19 March 2016, from 8:00 AM – 5:15 PM.  The conference room is going to be at the Hotel.  There are a number of rooms set aside for the participants of this event.  The hotel room will be booked for the attendees.  Please indicate the day(s) you will need the room (see below).  The hotel offers a complimentary breakfast and transportation to/from the airport.  The hotel offers a restaurant for those who wish to eat dinner at the facility.

If you have any questions, please email me.

Please register via IEEE vTools:  https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/37919

Thanks,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Jennifer

Agenda:

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Morning Break

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Afternoon Break

3:15 PM – 5:15 PM

5:15 PM End of Meeting

Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah