Cincinnati Section Officer Elections Now Open

Voting for Officer Elections is now open.  Please follow the link and log in using your IEEE log-in.  Write-in votes are accepted.  Voting closes at midnight on December 15, 2014.  All members registered with the Cincinnati Section are eligible and encouraged to vote.

(In the email sent out for ballot voting, the 1st hyperlink does not function correctly.  Please use the second hyperlink or the link above)

If you have any questions or comments, please email:

Or contact an IEEE Cincinnati Section Officer:

Thank you for your continued support and participation in your IEEE.

November 16th, 2014




  Thursday, October 23, 2014 



University of Cincinnati in 427 ERC (Eng Research Center)


5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. -  Social Time & Dinner


6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Presentation & Questions




Free (Provide by IEEE Cincinnati Section)



As evidenced by the US Presidential announcement of the  “BRAIN” initiative nearly a year ago and the increasing awareness of both the short team and long term implications of head injuries such as traumatic brain injury that can range from sever to mild concussions, the importance of understanding how to diagnose and treat brain injury has never been more highly visible to the public.  While, much of the common press on neurologic research has focused on the role of emergency clinicians and neurologists, engineers are playing an ever increasingly important role in the discovery of new diagnosis and treatment methods for brain injury.  In this talk Dr. Beyette will discuss his experience in the development of novel technologies that are currently being developed for acute neurologic care.  Specifically he will feature research results from two device technologies that have shown significant promise in the diagnosis and treatment of brain injury.  First he will show results associated with robotic neuromotor testing and the possibility for using this technology for diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury.  Second, he will discuss his efforts to build portable EEG systems that can be used in the rapid diagnosis of seizures.  Finally, he will show how these technologies may be adapted to areas that move beyond acute care and into personal health monitoring applications.” 


Dr Fred Beyette Jr.,  Graduate Progaram Director, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems (EECS). 

After earning a PhD  from Colorado State University in 1995 and completing a 1 year post-doc at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom, Dr. Fred R. Beyette Jr. joined the faculty at the University of Cincinnati Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems in 1996.  He is currently performing research in areas related to design and implementation of Mixed Technology Embedded Systems with a particular focus on the development of novel point-of-care medical technologies with applications in many clinical and non-clinical health monitoring/assessment situations.  His primary accomplishment over recent years has been to establish the Point-of-Care Center for Emerging Neurotechnologies (POC-CENT).  This center includes efforts to identify unmet clinical needs in the area of acute neurologic care, provide support for technology developers who are working to build point-of-care device that are designed to address the identified unmet clinical needs in acute neurologic care and develop educational materials and training programs that help clinicians, scientists, engineers, designers and all interested technology developers understand the clinical, technical and commercialization issues associated with the design, implementation, testing and commercialization of point-of-care technologies.  Dr. Beyette has been the principle investigator for the POC-CENT since its inception in October 2007.  As a well-established researcher in design, implementation and evaluation of POC technologies for acute neurologic care, he has significant expertise in the development of research programs that focus on translational activities that connect clinical practice with engineering development for clinical device technologies.  Over his 15 year academic career, Dr. Beyette’s research work has resulted in 11 patent applications, 33 research papers published in archival journals and contributed to more than 100 conference papers (including 2 invited papers) presented at national and international meetings.  He has also trained 43 students at the MS, PhD and Fellow levels.  These trainees have gone on to productive careers in industry, start-up companies, Industry R&D, academia and clinical practice.  In addition to his individual advising/mentoring activities, he currently serve as the graduate program director for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems.  In this capacity he is responsible for oversight of ~250 graduate students in 6 graduate programs that cover 11 different technology tracks ranging from electronic materials and devices to computer/cyber security.  


Adriratico’s Pizza, Soda & Water

LOCATION:  University of Cincinnati in 427 ERC (Engineering Research Center)

            2901 Woodside Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45221  Parking garages can be found next to ERC.

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. 

  1. From the parking garages head inside campus
  2. You will then get to ERC (big orange-ish building with smoke stack like roof)

RESERVATIONS:  Please make reservations for each meeting by going to:  Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation. 

Reservations close at midnight on Sunday September 19, 2014.

An email to prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

All Reservations must be made by midnight, Sunday September 19, 2014

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!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

October 2nd, 2014


The following individuals are IEEE members who are new to our Section this year: 

Hamdi Eltayib Abdelbagi

Charles R. Adams

Tim Ahtirski

Adam A. Akka

Brian J. Altherr

Dwayne Banner

Jeffrey L. Bennett

Purva Bhatnagar

Logan Blevins

Ricky A. Blevins

Dennis Julian Bradley

Charles J. Constable

Hannan Rose Davis

Andrew Denterlein

Kathryn Dew

James A. Elliott

Erin M. Flint

Tyler R. Fosnight

Francisco Fraga

Mary Ferguson

Tyler Robert Funk

Steven Harms

Jay Alan Helson

Evan Hilderbrand

Venkatesh Reddy Irigireddy

Wenjing Kang

Sean James Kinney

Darci Guriel

Jennifer Head

Donald Hoskins

Bryn Ison

Benjamin Helm Jackson

Michael S. Johnston





Ashwin Ganesh Krishnamurthy

Nicholas Lamb

Charlotte Mabhiza

Gaurav Mathur

Mei Mei

Wendell W. Odom

Helina Oladapo

Thomas D. Oliver

Robert H. Olding

Dharini Parthasarathy

Ryan Queen

Jordan Roell

Lauren M. Saintz

Brandon Schamer

Nathan Schmittou

Vincent H. Scott

Matthew Douglas Scurry

Mohanad A. Shuaibi

Jeff R. Simkins

Justin Simms

Nathan Phillip Smalley

Michael J. Stackhouse

Douglas Stafford

Gary Steinbaugh

Emma Sum

Jey Thayalan

Terry Tincher

Zach Tucker

Irina Vorovyeva

Jason Walker

Xiao Wang

Xuetao Wei

James J. Zimnicki


We wish to welcome these members to the Cincinnati Section!!!

If you are interested in upgrading your membership to Senior Member, please contact any member of the Executive Committee. 

October 2nd, 2014




Thursday, September 25, 2014 



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


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


$10- $15, See information in Reservations



Brian will give a presentation about emerging threats and how they work. He will use the RSA hack as an example, with discussion on what this means for people in the audience as well as a framework for addressing these risks.  Don’t miss this exciting presentation.


Brian Minick is the Vice President of CBTS Advanced Cyber Security. In this role, Brian delivers products and managed services that enable CBTS customers to address emerging cyber risks. As the security industry shifts to address the changing landscape, the CBTS Advanced Cyber Security team is leading the way by delivering innovative products and services that enable customers to implement adaptive, intelligence driven, security programs. Previously Brian spent 14 years with General Electric where he was the Chief Information Security Officer responsible for IT Security and operations at the Aviation and Energy businesses. In this role, Brian developed experience combating advanced cyber-attacks. Brian was also the Infrastructure Design Leader responsible for server, storage and network design as well as a Six Sigma quality leader and graduate of the Information Management Leadership Program. Brian earned a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Analysis from Miami University.

MENU SELECTIONS:   Buffet Menu:   Crab Cakes, Stuffed Pork Chops, Grilled Portobello w/ Ratatouille & Yellow Rice, Twice Baked Potatoes, Sautéed Vegetables, Tossed Salad, 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:  Please make reservations for each meeting by going to:  Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation. 

Reservations close at midnight on Sunday September 21, 2014.

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.

An email to prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

All Reservations must be made by midnight, Sunday September 21, 2014

 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!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

September 10th, 2014

September 11 – 2014 Cincinnati Tech-Security Conference

Thursday, September 11, 2014    8:15am-5:00pm

Millennium Hotel Cincinnati

150 West Fifth Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

The Cincinnati Tech-Security Conference will be in Cincinnati on Thursday, September 11, at The Millennium Hotel.  This conference will have eight companies speaking on the IT Security topics

  • cloud security
  • compliance
  • social media security
  • personal devices security
  • network security

There will be more than 40 vendor exhibits and numerous door prizes such as iPads, gift cards, Kindles, cash and more.  Also, breakfast and a full lunch will be provided to all VIP attendees.

IEEE members are offered a complimentary VIP pass to this event. Click here to register for your free VIP pass. These passes are a $100.00 value.  You may leave your information at the registration table.

  • VIP passes include Breakfast, Lunch, Conference materials and Entrance into conference sessions and exhibit areas.
  •  This conference qualifies for CPE credits and Certificates of Attendance.
  •  Gift Cards, iPads, Kindles and many other door prizes and give aways.
  •  Featuring (11) IT Security speakers and over 30 exhibits!!

 Click here for a full conference agenda

Call Stephanie Lange at 636-778-9495 or email her for more information on this conference.

To be notified of future events go to

September 6th, 2014

IEEE Member Discounts, Take Another Look !

member_discounts_180x150Section members discover what IEEE Member Discounts can do for you. The Member Discounts portfolio consists of insurance products and programs for the home, office and travel, all at excellent group rates and reduced pricing. Visit this website to see what’s available in your location and enjoy the savings.

IEEE Member Discounts

Here are some important facts about the IEEE Member Discounts and what they can do for you (more…)

September 1st, 2014

Apply for the IEEE Cincinnati Section College Scholarship


Cincinnati Section IEEE Scholarship

Last Chance to grab $1000 scholarship for your child or grandchild.
Application deadline extended to Aug 1 2014.


To be eligible for a $1000 tuition scholarship:

1.      Student must be a son/daughter/grandson/granddaughter of a Cincinnati Section IEEE  member in good standing (dues paid for the current year).

2.      Student must have completed a minimum of 30credit hours, and not graduated. (i.e. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors)

3.      Student must be enrolled in an ABET accredited program.

4.      Student must be majoring in Electrical or Computer Engineering.

5.      Student must have a minimum of 30 hours and C equivalent cumulative grade point average.

6.      Student must attend an accredited University.

7.      Student must be registered as a Full Time undergraduate for the following year.

8.      Student must be in good standing with the University.

9.  A Cincinnati Section member may receive only one award.

Terms and Conditions:

1.      Applications will be available on the Cincinnati Section IEEE Web Page.

2.      Members must email/mail their applications to the IEEE Scholarship steering committee by AAugust 1st, 2014:

                        7914 Treeheights Ct, Cincinnati  OH  45242;

3.      The Steering committee will review and determine application eligibility.

4.      Up to 5 yearly awards will be randomly selected from the pool of eligible applications at the Cincinnati Section EXCOMM August meeting.

5.      If not awarded, member is eligible to submit a new application the following year.

6.       Award monies will be paid directly to the University Bursar with Student ID and Name.


Cincinnati Section IEEE Scholarship


 IEEE Member Information:

Last Name:  ______________________            

First Name:___________________Middle Initial: _____

IEEE membership number: __________________ 

Relationship to Student: _________________

Student Information:

Last Name:  ______________________      

First Name:___________________  Middle Initial: _____

Permanent Address: ______________________________________________________


State: _____________________  Zip: _______________

Student IEEE membership number: ___________________________________________

University Information:


Address: ________________________________________________________________

Current Major: ___________________________________________________________

Credit hours accumulated by July 1 of current academic year: _____________________

Cumulative GPA: _________________________________________________________

Anticipated graduation date:________________________________________________


I attest that the above information is accurate

IEEE member Signature____________________________________________________






July 7th, 2014

May Section Meeting


ABOUT THE MEETING:   This is a presentation that talks in a broad manner about developing mobile apps.  It covers high level architecture considerations (mobile web, native apps, server-side technologies), understanding the user base, and various technologies to be considerate of  mobile applications.  Chris will talk a little bit about wearable technology include Google Glass, smart watches, etc.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:  Chris Rider is a Director of the Center for Applied Informatics at Northern Kentucky University’s College of Informatics. In this role, Chris is focusing on mobile technology research. Chris is developing software solutions on platforms such as the Apple iPhone, Google Android, RIM Blackberry, and Microsoft Windows Mobile devices. The research will assist regional businesses with technology needs, while giving Informatics students opportunities to apply classroom taught skills to real world scenarios.

He joined NKU in September of 2008. Prior to joining NKU, he was a Principal Software Engineer at Computer Associates where he developed systems management software for UNIX and Windows platforms.

He graduated from NKU with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics. He graduated from Cincinnati State with an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Engineering.

 DATE:        Thursday,May 22, 2014

 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

BUFFET MENU SELECTIONS:  Country Fried Chicken, Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce, Meatloaf served in Brown Gravy, Red Skinned Mashed Potatoes, Succotash, Caesar Salad, Fresh Fruit Salad, Buttermilk Biscuits 

LOCATION:   Raffel’s is located (more…)

May 5th, 2014


Senior Design Presentations from UC & Miami University

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences


Thursday, April 24, 2014 



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


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 9:00 p.m. -  Presentation


$10- $15, See information in Reservations



ABOUT THE MEETING:   (updated 4/17/2014)

This annual meeting is the best senior design teams from Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering Technology, electrical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering Technology.  We are pleased to have Miami University participating this year.  They will present and demonstrate their senior design projects. 

Projects from UC are:

The Tocs Rendering Engine

Student: Scott Resnick

Advisor:  Dr.Talaga

The Tocs Rendering Engine is a modern OpenGL powered C++ 3D graphics engine. The engine is designed to provide an easy to use interface for creating high performance 3D games and simulations. The engine features a powerful tile based lighting evaluation allowing for efficient forward and deferred evaluation. The forward pipeline allows for many different BRDFs to be executed, while the deferred pipeline saves on lighting calculations for a single standard BRDF. Single pass order independent transparency coupled with forward lighting lets many layers of transparent geometry to be lit and displayed correctly. Additionally the engine has an easy to use flexible material system which utilizes a shader templating and generation system. The robust asset management system allows simple files to be created dictating elements of the scene.


Student: Jason Feldman, Chris Holzer, Adam Lennartz

Advisor:  Drs. Rabiee and Talaga

TurnBot was a senior design project of collaboration between three electrical engineering students and four mechanical engineering students. The project was funded by Turner Construction as a continued relationship between the university and them. The purpose of this project is to automate the tasks of a construction site surveyor such as the marking floors for walls or HVAC. TurnBot is a robot that is capable of accomplishing this by interpreting 2D CAD files, determining an optimal path and generating drive commands. The robot will then drive the designated path and paint lines were appropriate based on the 2D CAD file. The robot is equipped with laser rangefinders and encoded motors to aid in the localization process.

Arc Mag for Round Counter

Student: Adam Kastner, Matthew Myers

Advisor:  Dr. Art Helmick & Mr. Tashjian

In stressful combat or competitive shooting situations it is difficult to keep track of the number of rounds left in a firearm’s magazine. The ARC Magazine System was designed to accurately measure and display the amount of ammunition in the magazine, so that the user does not have to take the firearm or their eyes off target.

Clusters with big.LITTLE Processors & 2D PC Role Playing Game

Student: Zakaria Aldeneh, Doug Weber, Joseph Shelton

Advisor:  Dr. Phil Wilsey /Dr. Mike Helmick

2D PC Role Playing Game

Mechronomitron is a PC game of the role playing game (RPG) genre being developed for the Windows operating systems.  It is currently at a demo stage of development, and will eventually be released as a commercial title.  The demo was developed using the RGSS3 Ruby game engine and was created by a single developer by means of a creative design and integration solution which relies heavily on automation scripting and processing of 3D model renders to create highly detailed and unique 2D pre-rendered artwork.   

Project Title: Web Application-based Dog Food and Water Dispenser

Student: Devin Elliot, Joseph Pfaltzgraff, Kyle Terry

Advisor:  Dr. Frank Zhou

The web-application based Dog Food and Water Dispensing System is designed to make pet owners lives easier by enabling them to feed their dog or other pets anywhere in the world via the website. The dispensing system utilizes the Arduino Yun microcontroller not only to handle the hardware functions but handles the web serving as well. The website is built using JQuery/JavaScript and HTML5. The website is designed to be easily navigated with either a keyboard and mouse or a touch screen. The main page features animated images to display the water and food reserves of the system. Also, the main page features a feed button for manual feedings over the internet while a schedule button allows for the owner to schedule up to five automated feedings a day.

  Two of the projects from Miami are:

No-Contact Interactive Showcase Display, Students:  Patrick Cutno, Tuo Li, Scott Mogul, Brady O’Callaghan;   Project Summary. It’s  common that many public displays does not have any user interactions. For example, the Electrical and Computer Engineering display case at Miami is very plain and does not have flexibility. Our goal is to create an interactive display case that can easily be used to help students find various department information all while working behind glass and no direct contact with the user. Some of the information that will be available is  the office location of a professor, current department news, images and descriptions of current and past capstone and student IEEE projects. Once completed, we also hope our project will act as a recruitment tool so that future potential students will pick Miami as their school of choice based on what they see and learn from our interactive display. We will discuss the hardware and software design to accomplish our objective.

 Pulley Tower Modernization, Students: Alex Williams, Joshua Collins, Cory White;    Project Summary: Pulley bell tower is a great attraction on the Miami campus. Our project is to add interactivity to the bell tower without affecting the appearance or overall function of the tower. We use a system of vibration sensors called geophones to detect where users are stepping around the tower and play notes on the tower depending on their location. We will discuss the detection technique and how the system works.

 MENU SELECTIONS:    Buffet Menu: (more…)

April 11th, 2014


If you are interested in upgrading your membership to Senior Member, please contact any member of the Executive Committee.


The following individuals are IEEE members who are new to our Section:


Ricky A. Blevins

Ricky A. Blevins

Erin M. Flint

Tyler R. Fosnight


Bryn Ison

Nicholas Lamb

Wendell W. Odom

Nathan Schmittou

Vincent H. Scott

Justin Simms

Michael J. Stackhouse

Emma Sum



We wish to welcome these members to the Cincinnati Section!!!

April 11th, 2014

Previous Posts

About Us