Election News and General Call for Candidates

The IEEE Cincinnati Section Executive Committee would like to thank all of our members for your participation and contribution to our Cincinnati Section IEEE.  

Your Cincinnati Section IEEE Nominating Committee is now in the process of organizing this election-cycles’ Section Officer candidates to serve the upcoming two-year Term. The elected officers of the Section shall be a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and Member-at-Large.

The election schedule will be:

Nov 18th – Candidate slate compiled

Nov 21st – posting of candidates and voting begins

Dec 5th – election results tabulated

Dec 15th – announcement of our new 2017/2018 Executive Committee members 

 At this time we would like to invite (more…)

November 17th, 2016

DECEMBER MEETING**

IoT-based Wireless Mobile Computing Platform for Fall Risk Prediction

DATE: Thursday, December 1, 2016 **Please note the special date
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time
  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner
  7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – Presentation
COST: $10- $15, See information in Reservations

ABOUT THE MEETING:

Falls are major health risk with which the elderly and disabled must contend. Scientific research on smartphone-based gait detection systems using the Internet of Things (IoT) has recently become an imperative component in monitoring injuries due to these falls. Progress in gait analysis systems, the capabilities of smartphones, and the IoT are enabling the advancement of sophisticated mobile computing applications that detect falls after they have occurred. This detection has been the focus of most fall-related research; however, ensuring preventive measures that predict a fall is the goal of this health monitoring system. A thorough investigation of existing systems and using predictive analytics, I built a novel mobile application/system that uses smartphone and smart-shoe sensors to predict and alert the user of fall before it happens. I used built-in sensors in smartphones and a sensor embedded smart-shoe. The interactions between these sensors and the user resulted in distinct challenges for this work while also creating new performance goals based on the unique characteristics of this system. In addition to providing an exciting new tool for fall prediction, this work will make several contributions to current and future generation IoT-based research.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

AKM Jahangir Alam Majumder is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. His research explores the development of an IoT-based mobile computing platform for elderly care. In his research he has developed mobile computing technologies employing software models as well as the physical system which uses a standard smartphone in conjunction with sensors in a custom smart-shoe. He received his Ph.D. in 2016 from Marquette University, Milwaukee Wisconsin. Before coming to Marquette University, he worked as an Instructor in the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) at Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) of Bangladesh. He served as IEEE Student Activity Committee (SAC) Chair at IEEE Bangladesh Section from 2005 to 2009. He is the recipient of the Richard W. Jobling Fellowship Award from Marquette University for outstanding PhD student in 2013 and 2014.

MENU SELECTIONS:   Buffet Menu:  Roasted Turkey & Dressing, Baked Ham with Pineapples, Three Cheese Lasagna, Sweet Potato , Casserole, Scalloped Potatoes, Sauteed Seasonal Vegetables, Cranberry Relish, Dinner Rolls and Butter, Chef’s Choice of Dessert

LOCATION:  Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

RESERVATIONS: http://www.ieeecincinnati.org/meetings/. Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation.  (Note:  Meeting list on webpage is slow to load on some browsers)

Reservations close at midnight on Sunday November 27th, 2016. DINNER RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY An email to Reservations@ieeecincinnati.org prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

All Reservations must be made by midnight, Sunday November 27th, 2016

WALK-INS (those without reservations): You are welcome to attend this meeting and/or enjoy the dinner even if you did not register in advance. Walk-ins pay a higher $15 dinner fee. Raffel’s determines our cost based on the number of plates used; if you choose to have dinner, please pay the fee if you eat even if you arrive late or didn’t pre-register.

PE CREDITS: Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting if qualified!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

November 16th, 2016

OCTOBER MEETING

OCTOBER MEETING

Evolution of Automotive Alternative Drive

DATE: Thursday, October 27, 2016
PLACE : University of Cincinnati,
TIME : 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Vehicle showing (Loop at Eng Research Center Bldg)
  6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner (Swift Hall Room 800)
  7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Presentation (Swift Hall Room 800)
COST: Free, you must register for dinner.

**Please note the revised times and locations.

ABOUT THE MEETING:

We will start outside of the Engineering Research Center Building to view the vehicles then move inside for dinner and presentation.

Join us as Mr. Dylan Boyles details the evolution electric and hybrid drive vehicles with a special consideration of the BMW i8.  A presentation on the past, current, and evolving technology that drives electric and hybrid drive vehicles. The topics include:

  • Types of alternative drive vehicles
  • Drivetrain design and operation
  • High voltage battery design, construction, and operation
  • Charging and power supply
  • Service and safety
  • The future, limitations, and challenges

http://www.bmwusa.com/vehicles/bmwi/i8.html

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Mr. Dylan Boyles is a Master Technician and Alternative Drive Specialist at BMW of Cincinnati North. He has been a technician in the automotive industry for 23 years. Mr. Boyles was one of the first alternate drive technicians trained by BMW in the country. He has extensive experience with BMW, Mazda, and the aftermarket, specializing in German and Japanese automobile repair.

Mr. Boyles was also an Adjunct Professor at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, teaching in the Automotive Service Management Program.

MENU SELECTIONS:

Buffet Menu:  Assorted BearCat Sheet Pizzas from Adriaticos, water and soft drinks

LOCATION:  University of Cincinnati Swift Hall, Room 800. 2855 Campus Way, Cincinnati, OH 45221 Directions: The nearest parking garage is Woodside Garage or the Campus Green Garage. There is also on street parking on Martin Luther King Blvd and Clifton Ave.

Map of campus and direction: Map & Directions Link

campus

Directions: From the parking garages head inside campus.

RESERVATIONS: http://www.ieeecincinnati.org/meetings/. Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation.  (Note:  Meeting list on webpage is slow to load on some browsers)

Reservations close at midnight on Tuesday October 25, 2016. DINNER RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY An email to Reservations@ieeecincinnati.org prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

All Reservations must be made by midnight, Tuesday October 25, 2016

WALK-INS (those without reservations): You are welcome to attend this meeting without registering, but you must be registered to attend the dinner. Thank you.

PE CREDITS: Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting if qualified!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

October 6th, 2016

Coming up in December…..

Internet of Things

Presented by Dr. AKM Jahangir Majumder, Miami University

December 1, 2016  (remember our November and December meetings are combined into one meeting for the holidays)

September 8th, 2016

September 2016 Section Meeting

LEED – Electrical Focused Presentation

DATE: Thursday, September 22, 2016

PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)

TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. -Presentation

COST: $10- $15, See information in Reservations

ABOUT THE MEETING: As electrical engineers, contractors, and practitioners, the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Designs (LEED) Rating System can have a tremendous impact on what we would otherwise think of as a “typical” construction project. Join us for an overview of the applicable LEED criteria, along with some valuable “lessons learned” in incorporating these criteria within the built environment. Project case studies will help to illustrate the necessary tools, processes, and milestones with respect to involvement in a LEED project.

Learning Objectives:

1.     Attendees will garner a basic understanding of several LEED credits that involve electrical design and construction, for purposes of realizing their impact on day-to-day roles in this field.

2.     Attendees will observe various tools and methods that assist in incorporating the LEED criteria into a typical project.

3.     Attendees will understand the cost impact and potential savings opportunities that exist by incorporating such criteria into a project.

4.     Attendees will review project case studies focused on the electrical-based LEED credits.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Ryan M. Hoffman, Sustainability & Energy Services Manager, Heapy Engineering. As Manager of Heapy Engineering’s Sustainability & Energy Services Group, Ryan leads a team of 13 staff dedicated to providing Sustainability and LEED Consulting, Energy Modeling, Energy Master Planning, Energy Auditing, Utility Analysis, and implementation projects involving all of the above.  A University of Dayton Graduate and Dayton native, Hoffman is recognized amongst his peers as a people-focused leader with a strong attention to detail and a highly motivated work ethic. In his 9+ years with Heady Engineering, Ryan has made a positive impact on the carbon footprint of over 200 buildings totaling over 15 million square feet. Ryan is a recent recipient of the “40 Under 40” award by both a National and a Local publication. Heapy Engineering was founded in 1945. The firm, with 175 employees, is based in Dayton, Ohio with branch offices in Columbus, Cleveland and Findlay Ohio, and Indianapolis Indiana. Heapy Engineering is a nationally recognized leader in the design of high performance buildings.

MENU SELECTIONS: Buffet Menu:  Raffel’s Signature Hot Sliced Roast Beef in Gravy, Rosemary Roasted Chicken Breast, Stuffed Pasta Shells (Vegetarian), Red Skin Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Dinner Rolls and Butter, Chef’s Choice of Dessert. Tea and soft drinks are included. Alcohol is available for purchase.

LOCATION:  Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

RESERVATIONS:http://www.ieeecincinnati.org/meetings/. Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation.  (Note: Meeting list on webpage is slow to load on some browsers) Reservations close at midnight on Sunday September 18, 2016.

DINNER RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY An email to Reservations@ieeecincinnati.org prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation. WALK-INS (those without reservations): You are welcome to attend this meeting and/or enjoy the dinner even if you did not register in advance. Walk-ins pay a higher $15 dinner fee. Raffel’s determines our cost based on the number of plates used; if you choose to have dinner, please pay the fee if you eat even if you arrive late or didn’t pre-register.

PE CREDITS: Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting if qualified! The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

September 8th, 2016

MAY SECTION MEETING

High-Performance Clustering of Distributed, High-Dimensional Data Sets

DATE: Thursday, May 26, 2016  
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time
  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner
  7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – Presentation
COST: $10- $15, See information in Reservations

ABOUT THE MEETING:      The size and amount of data captured from numerous sources has created a situation where the large quantity of data challenges our ability to understand the meaning within the data. This has motivated studies for mechanized data analysis and in particular for the clustering, or partitioning, of data into related groups.  In fact, the size of the data has grown to the point where it is now often necessary to stream the data through the system for online and high speed analysis.  This talk explores the application of approximate methods for the stream clustering of high-dimensional data (feature sizes contains 100s to 1000s of measures).  In particular, we develop an algorithm, called RPHash, that combines Random Projection and Locality Sensitive Hashing (LSH) to implement a high-performance method for the parallel and distributed clustering of streaming data in a map-reduce framework.  RPHash is able to perform clustering at a rate much faster than traditional clustering algorithms, such K-Means.  Furthermore, the experimental results show that RPHash has a near linear speedup relative to the number of CPU cores.  This speedup efficiency is possible because the approximate methods used in RPHash allow independent and largely unsynchronized analyses to be performed on each streamed data vector until a log-based reduction step is required to provide clustering results.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:     Philip A. Wilsey is a Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. His primary research is in high performance computing, parallel and distributed simulation, high-dimensional data clustering, embedded systems, and point-of-care medical devices.  He has worked more than 25 years in the field of high performance computing and has recently initiated studies into the high performance clustering of high-dimensional data.  His work in high-performance high-dimensional data clustering focuses a combination of approximate methods that support high-performance as well as distributed data clustering.

MENU SELECTIONS:      Buffet Menu:  Homemade Potato and Chicken Noodle Soups, Salad and Baked Potato Bar, Toppings: Shredded Cheddar, Chopped Bacon, Sliced Hardboiled Eggs, Sauteed Mushrooms & Garlic, Diced Broccoli, Diced Turkey & Salad Dressings, Breadsticks, Chef’s Choice Dessert

LOCATION:  Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

RESERVATIONS: http://www.ieeecincinnati.org/meetings/. Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation.  (Note:  Meeting list on webpage is slow to load on some browsers)

Reservations close at midnight on Sunday May 22, 2016. DINNER RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY An email to Reservations@ieeecincinnati.org prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

WALK-INS (those without reservations): You are welcome to attend this meeting and/or enjoy the dinner even if you did not register in advance. Walk-ins pay a higher $15 dinner fee. Raffel’s determines our cost based on the number of plates used; if you choose to have dinner, please pay the fee if you eat even if you arrive late or didn’t pre-register.

PE CREDITS: Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting if qualified!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

May 5th, 2016

APRIL SECTION MEETING

University of Cincinnati & Miami University Student Presentations

DATE: Thursday, April 28th, 2016
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time
  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner
  7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – Presentation
COST: $10- $15, See information in Reservations

ABOUT THE MEETING:

Each year the engineering students at the University of Cincinnati and Miami University complete thir senior projects.  We are amazed at the talent and creativity (more…)

April 18th, 2016

MARCH SECTION MEETING

LEARN TO PROGRAM AN ARDUINO

DATE: **Thursday, March 31, 2016 (Note Special Date)**
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time
  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner
  7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – Presentation
COST: $10- $15, See information in Reservations

(more…)

March 14th, 2016

IEEE CINCINNATI SECTION SPECIAL MEETING

WHEN/WHY DO YOU NEED A

STATE OF OHIO PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING LICENSE

DATE:                      Thursday, March 10, 2016.
PLACE:                   Rhodes Hall, Room 813, University of Cincinnati Campus
TIME:                      6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. – Dinner
.                                6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Program
COST:                      No Charge to IEEE or student IEEE members, $5 non-members
 
ABOUT THE MEETING: A Professional Engineering License issued by the state of Ohio is required for certain engineering work. This special presentation by Mr. John F. Greenhalge of the Ohio State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors will cover requirements for obtaining and maintaining your Professional License. Topics to be covered include: (more…)

March 3rd, 2016

FEBRUARY SECTION MEETING

Expert Witnessing in Patent Litigation

DATE: Thursday, February 25, 2016
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time
  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner
  7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – Presentation
COST: $10- $15, See information in Reservations

ABOUT THE MEETING:
As new technologies enter every aspect of our lives, the number of patents has skyrocketed. As a result, patent litigation has (more…)

February 14th, 2016

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