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

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Scheduled Presentation Updates (2/13/2016)

February 25, 2016  Expert Witnessing on Patent Litigation
March 10, 2016   Ohio Continuing Professional Development Criteria for PE’s
**Special Presentation**

March 31, 2016   The use of Arduino Processor Board, with demos.  Miami University Student
(Please note this is a week later than our usual meeting date.)

April 28, 2016   UC and Miami Senior Project Presentations

January 22nd, 2016

JANUARY SECTION MEETING

Commercial Application of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

DATE: Thursday, January 28, 2016   
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road
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:  

Significant technology enablers have spurred the recent explosion in remotely controlled aircraft.  Commercial operations using Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) are severely restricted at the present time, but 3D Aerial Solutions and others in the industry are providing services for hire under the FAA’s ‘interim’ rules.  Rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft each have unique capabilities suitable a wide variety of applications.  This talk will survey a number of commercial applications with which 3D Aerial is involved with special emphasis on aerial imaging and spectral analysis of soil and crops for use in precision agriculture applications. (more…)

December 21st, 2015

DECEMBER SECTION MEETING

Intellectual Property: Patent Law, Application Process, Prior Art Searching

DATE:

Thursday, December 3, 2015 

**note holiday date schedule**

 

PLACE :

Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road

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 Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that came into effect in 2013.  The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952. The law switched the U.S. rights to a patent from the previous “first-to-invent” system to a “first inventor-to-file” system. The presentation will highlight some of the more significant changes stemming from the AIA to the U.S. patent system and practice points that inventors need to keep in mind should they be interested in seeking patent protection, including initial means for searching for relevant prior art.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: 

Keith R. Haupt is a Partner with Wood Herron & Evans, an intellectual property law firm (more…)

November 18th, 2015

OCTOBER SECTION MEETING

Big Data and Map Reduce

DATE:

Thursday, October 22, 2015 

 

PLACE :

University of Cincinnati (see below for directions)

TIME :

5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social

 

6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. –  Adriaticos Pizza

 

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. –  Presentation

COST

No charge, reservations are required

       

ABOUT THE MEETING:   

Big Data is changing the way businesses operate and opening new areas of research and commerce.  Dr. Talaga will be giving an overview of what Big Data is, what software systems are used, and some CS concepts that have facilitated Big Data.  He will be discussing Apache Hadoop, Map/Reduce,  Apache Spark, as well as doing some demonstrations of these systems.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  

Dr. Paul Talaga is an Assistant Professor-Educator in the School of Computing Sciences and Informatics within the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati.  His research focuses on data locality in geographically distributed web systems, cloud security, evolutionary/neural network-based AI systems in relation to robotics, and the petegogy of computer science at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Dr. Talaga obtained dual bachelors of arts degrees in Computer Science and Math from St. Lawrence University in 2003, followed by a MS and PhD in Computer and Information Science from Syracuse University in 2012. (more…)

October 19th, 2015

September 2015 Section Meeting

TOUR OF RHINEGEIST BREWERY

DATE:

Thursday, September 24, 2015 

 

PLACE :

Rhinegeist Brewery, OTR (see below for directions)

TIME :

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. –  Social/Dinner

 

7:00 p.m. –  Tour

 

 

COST

Members Free, Non-Members and Guests $5,

     Reservations are required  

ABOUT THE MEETING:   

Rhinegeist, translates to “Ghost of the Rhine” and refers to our place in the historic Over-the-Rhine Brewery District in Cincinnati. Built within the skeleton of the old Moerlein bottling plant (1895), we brew 20bbl batches of beer that sing with flavor.

 At the turn of the 19th century, Over-the-Rhine was home to nearly 45,000 inhabitants—most of them of German descent—and 38 breweries. Leading this vibrant brewing scene was Christian Moerlein Brewing Company, the city’s largest brewery which extended over three entire city blocks and produced over 300,000 bbl annually. The company’s old bottling plant, located at 1910 Elm Street, is home to our modern-day brewery. While Moerlein’s operation would thrive for years, Prohibition in the 1920’s would deal a fatal blow and bring an end to the company. As a result, the former bottling plant would lie dormant for several subsequent decades…

Enter Bob Bonder into the story. A recovering consultant, Bob moved to Cincinnati in 2007 to build out the Tazza Mia coffee business. Having spent years refining his palate with coffee cuppings and wine tastings, he began flirting with the idea of building his own brewery. But where to start? Knowing this would not be a one-man job, Bob ventured out to build the perfect team. First on his list was Bryant Goulding, a silver-tongued dreamer who had spent the past few years selling beer on the West Coast for the Anderson Valley, Dogfish Head and Golden Road breweries. When first presented with the idea, Bryant thought Bob had gone crazy. Why would he leave a bustling craft beer scene and easygoing West Coast lifestyle for Cincinnati, a city that had never crossed his mind? Nevertheless, Bryant gave Bob’s idea a chance and visited the space he had been raving about. Long story short, Bryant stepped into 1910 Elm Street and was immediately sold. Where some might have simply seen an empty and defunct warehouse, Bryant saw a lifeless brewery itching to start pumping out some hoppy IPAs. 

An unrivaled passion for tasty brews is unfortunately not enough to build a brewery, so Bob and Bryant turned to find a brewer. Their search ultimately pointed them to Jim Matt, a brewing guru who also happened to have 20 years of chemistry experience and Luke Cole who had been roasting coffee and brewing at Rock Bottom’s downtown Cincinnati brewpub. During his time at Sun King brewery, Jim had grown an appreciation for dry, hoppy, West Coast styled IPAs, making him a perfect fit for the project Bob and Bryant had in mind. Luke’s background in mechanical engineering made him the perfect fit for rebuilding the twenty plus year old brewhouse they bought for pennies on the dollar in Mexico. With a business-minded leader, a marketing and sales visionary, and a brewing pundit now onboard, the team was close to turning a mere dream into a reality. They now had the power to brew and sell the beer, but the question remained as to how it would be distributed. The last piece of the puzzle was Dennis Kramer-Wine, a keg-lifting, route-building, beard-growing man of action who would form the foundation for our self-distribution model. These five minds came together and in June 2013 Rhinegeist brewed its first batch of beer.

 ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  

The Tour will be given by a member of the Rhinegeist Staff (more…)

September 3rd, 2015

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