May 2017 Section Meeting

Amazon Alexa and the new world of Voice UI

DATE: Thursday, May 25, 2017  
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:

Human interaction with the internet is moving beyond keyboards and computers. Mr. David Stacy from Amazon Web Services will describe and demonstrate how Amazon is using its Echo products and Alexa assistant to implement speech recognition and response in commercial and consumer spaces. He will describe the backend hardware and software technologies such as Lex and Polly that support these capabilities, and share Amazon’s vision of future technologies and applications.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

David Stacy is a senior consultant with Amazon Web Services, specializing in DevOps, IoT and cloud migrations. Although David grew up in Michigan, he has been a longtime member of the Cincinnati IT community working at places like Digineer, Seapine Software, GE, and startups Roadtrippers.com and Cordata.  David lives with his family in Maineville, OH.

MENU SELECTIONS:

Buffet Menu:  Homemade Potato & Chicken Noodle Soups, Salad & Baked Potato Bar, Toppings: Shredded Cheddar, Chopped Bacon, Sliced Hardboiled Eggs, Sauteed Mushrooms & Garlic, Diced Broccoli & Diced Turkey, Cottage Cheese, Breadsticks

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 21, 2017. 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 May 21, 2017

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 8th, 2017

APRIL 2017 MEETING

University of Cincinnati and Miami University Senior Project Presentations

DATE:     Thursday, April 27, 2017

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:

University of Cincinnati and Miami University Senior Project Presentations

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 of these students as they present their projects to us. These presentations are typically an interesting mix of hardware and software, solving problems, improving efficiencies, and creating new opportunities.

The two Miami presentations are:

Solar Powered Irrigation System

Miami University’s Institute for Food has farm land dedicated to research in (more…)

April 7th, 2017

MARCH MEETING

Electronic Parts Counterfeiting: What Is It, How Bad Is It- and Why Should We Care?

DATE: Thursday, March 23, 2017
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:

Counterfeit parts frequently create the potential for product malfunction, leading to personal injury and even death — a situation that has created unnecessary danger (more…)

March 10th, 2017

Smart Metering Presentation from February Meeting

Smart Metering by Mike Simms

February 27th, 2017

FEBRUARY SECTION MEETING

A UTILITY PERSPECTIVE ON SMART METERING SYSTEMS

DATE: Thursday, February 23, 2017
PLACE : Duke Energy Envision Center (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Dinner & Social Time
  6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. – Presentation
  7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Tour
COST: Free, See information in Reservations

SEATING IS LIMITED FOR THIS EVENT-

Priority is given to IEEE Members

ABOUT THE MEETING:

Smart metering has become (more…)

February 2nd, 2017

JANUARY SECTION MEETING

CINCINNATI STREETCAR’S POWER-

Design Criteria to Implementation

DATE: Thursday, January 26, 2017 

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 8:15 p.m. –  Presentation

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

ABOUT THE MEETING: 

The Cincinnati Streetcar traverses 3.6 track miles of (more…)

January 10th, 2017

NEW MEMBERS

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

NEW MEMBERS

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

Muaath Saed S Alnazal

Mohammed Abdulrahman Alrasheed

Rakan A Alrasheed

Brian Lawrence Decker

Blake A Gordon

Heather Vaughn

Jason Waters

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

 

January 10th, 2017

IEEE NEWS

NEWS from IEEE-USA
2001 L Street, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036-4910

IEEE-USA: H-1B Outsourcing Bill Will Not End Outsourcing

WASHINGTON (6 January 2017) — Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Scott Peters (D-Calif.) have introduced legislation to combat outsourcing within the H-1B visa program. While the bill recognizes how destructive the H-1B program can be, it doesn’t do nearly enough to reign in outsourcing companies or protect American jobs.

“Hundreds of Americans lost their jobs to the H-1B program in Rep. Issa and Peters’ congressional districts,” IEEE-USA President Karen Pedersen said. “Yet their bill will allow thousands more jobs to be lost in the future.”

“It is simply unacceptable — at any wage rate — for companies to fire Americans and replace them with non-Americans who will never be allowed to become citizens.” (more…)

January 10th, 2017

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 (more…)

November 16th, 2016

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