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EduMan Seminar: Collaborative DDoS Defense and New IoT Threats

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Title:

Collaborative DDoS Defense and New IoT Threats

Speaker:

Jem Berkes
Research Lead
Galois Inc., USA

Date and Time:

Monday, December 19, 2016 from 1:30-3:00pm

Location:

E1-270 EITC
University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus

Abstract:

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have grown dramatically in size over the last few years. Attacks can easily generate over 500 Gbps of traffic, threatening ISPs and critical internet infrastructure. This talk has two parts. Part 1 will cover the current state of DDoS and our research into using distributed network sensors in a decentralized detection and mitigation scheme. Part 2 explains new IoT-based botnet threats that have emerged in just the last months.

Speaker Bio:

Jem Berkes has 15 years of experience developing software to defend against Internet-based threats, particularly malware, remote exploits, and spam. At Galois, Mr. Berkes is the Research Lead for DDoS Defense and previously worked on experimental operating system defenses and probabilistic programming languages. Mr. Berkes received a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 2005 and a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2008.

Contact:

Salman Khan
Ph.D. Candidate ECE
muhammadsalman.khan@umanitoba.ca

UMIEEE: Introduction to LaTeX Seminar

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

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Date:

Tuesday, February 27, 2012 from 6-8pm

Location:

E2-350 EITC, Fort Garry Campus, University of Manitoba

Abstract:

Back due to popular demand, UMIEEE is proud to offer Introduction to LaTeX.

LaTeX is a powerful typesetting system, used for producing scientific and mathematical documents. Unlike WYSIWYG tools such as MS Word, it uses plain text files that contain formatting commands making it very suitable for large documents.

Presentation outline:

  • What is TeX and why should I use it?
  • Installation and configuration
  • Basic document class and compilation
  • Cross-references, labels, and table of contents
  • Abstracts and keywords
  • Bullets and lists
  • Images and floating
  • Equations and the math environment
  • Basic tables
  • Keeping references with Bibtex
  • Showcase of advanced features
  • Discussion and question period

Speaker Bios:

Dario Schor and Matthew Sebastian – graduate students in Computer Engineering.

Cost:

  • Free! But, please register in advance.

Register:

Register before February 26th by clicking here.

Organizers:

  • UMIEEE
  • IEEE EduManCom Chapter

Embedded Systems Workshop: Advanced

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

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Date:

Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 10:00-16:00 – RESCHEDULED DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS

Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 10:00-16:00

Location:

E3-528 EITC
University of Manitoba

Speakers:

Dr. Amhad Byagowi and Kiral Poon

Abstract:

In this workshop, students will learn to master the Arduino development board and the Arduino IDE. Through a series of tutorials, participants will be taught how to harness the Arduino’s more advanced features to create powerful and efficient embedded systems.

This workshop will also include a project component. Participants will be taught step-by-step how to desgin and implement a persistence-of-vision text display using an Arduino, a breadboard, and some LEDs.

An Arduino is required for this workshop. Participants who do not have their own Arduino may purchase one from UMIEEE for $35.

Pre-Requisites:

Prior exposure to programming, electronics, and the Arduino development environment are strongly recommended.

Registration:

$10 for IEEE student members per workshop $15 for non-members per workshop

The deadline for ordering Arduinos through UMIEEE is January 6, 2013.

To register, complete and submit the secure registration form..

Organizers:

Contact:

For more information contact Kiral Poon or Ray Blostein.

Gallery:

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Computer and Computational Intelligence Seminar

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

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Title:

Breeding the Global Engineer: An Engineer with Soul

Date:

Monday, November 14, 2011 at 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Location:

Rm E1-270, EITC (Engineering & Information Technology Complex),
Fort Garry Campus, University of Manitoba

Speaker:

Mark Talesnick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Civil Engineering
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa, Israel

Abstract:

Technion (Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel) is proposing the establishment of a center for educating a new type of engineer, the “global engineer.” The term “global engineer” was coined by Professor Bernard Amadei, founder of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), an international association dedicated to initiating and fostering sustainable engineering projects in developing and disadvantaged communities all over the world. “Global engineers” are engineers trained to work together with developing communities to respond to their particular local needs. While in a more perfect world, this training would be an integral part of the education, practice, and research at many levels of a university, the establishment of the proposed Global Engineering Center will constitute a significant first step in highlighting and addressing areas that need improvement, and perhaps ultimately bringing them into the mainstream of engineering education.

The establishment of the Global Engineering Center will enable the Technion to host visiting professors and practitioners who are expert global engineers; will provide the resources for workshops and hands-on projects, and the materials and travel funds required to construct and install engineering projects in developing areas; and will provide fellowships for graduate students and funding for a half-time administrative staff member.

The Global Engineering Center will enable the expansion of the type of activities carried out by the Technion’s EWB group, and crucially, will enable more students from a variety of faculties to learn how to apply their skills and knowledge to create innovative solutions to real-world engineering challenges in developing areas.

Professor Talesnick will address a number of pertinent critical questions, including the need for global engineers, and why we should take part in the global engineering revolution. He will also provide examples from his work related to EWB.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Mark Talesnick (born 1959 in Toronto) has been a professor at Technion in the field of GeoMechanics, earthquake engineering and soil structure interaction, since 1993. He obtained his BSc in Geological Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1982. After moving to Israel in 1982, he obtained MSc and DSc in Civil Engineering from Technion in 1985 and 1990, respectively. He has a number of journal and conference publications in these fields.

He formed Engineers Without Borders (Technion) in 2007, and led student groups to remote villages in eastern Nepal to construct BioGas reactors, water harvesting and social/economical projects. He is credited with the development of the concept of a new breed of engineer, the Global Engineer. Together with Professor Bernard Amadei, the founder of Engineers without Borders, he developed a “study abroad program” for international students to work with Israeli students, with two rounds already completed in August 2010 and 2011.

He was the one who formed and captained the Israel National Ice Hockey Team (1992-1994), and coached the Junior Israel National Ice Hockey Team (1995/6).

Cost:

Free, All are welcome.

Organizers:

Contact:

For questions or more information contact Witold Kinsner at 474-6490.

Embedded Systems Workshop Part II

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

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Date:

Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 11:30-17:00

Location:

E3-558 EITC
University of Manitoba

Speakers:

Craig Nemeth, Matthew Sebastian, Frank Serafin (VE4FHS), Troy Denton (VE4TRD), Matthew Woelk (VE4MDW), Kiral Poon, Kane Anderson (VE4PWN), Jonathan Aird, and Dario Schor (VE4SCH).

Abstract:

This hands-on workshop is designed as a continuation of the beginners workshop held in October. A team of experienced mentors will use Code Composer Studio to demonstrate examples of:

  • analog-to-digital conversions,
  • handling input through push-buttons,
  • using built-in timers,
  • handling interrupts, and
  • using a capacitive touch interface.

Lunch will be served from 14:00-15:00pm in E1-514.

Registration:

$5 for IEEE student members
$25 for non-members
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Each student must have an MSP430 LaunchPad and a Capacitive Touch Booster Pack. If you do not have one, you can pre-order one through UMIEEE when you register. The MSP430 LaunchPad is $5 and the Capacitive Touch is $15 (both prices include taxes and shipping).

Only 15 spots available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Register online before November 4, 2011 by clicking here.

Payment required to complete registration. If the fee is not received by the end-of-business on November 4, the spot will be assigned to another student.

Organizers:

Event Sponsor:

  • Shell Canada

Contact:

For more information contact Dario Schor, VE4SCH or Frank Serafin, VE4FHS.

Gallery:

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