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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 sustainable agriculture. The site has no access to electricity nor municipal water. A well and 1 HP pump system is installed on the property to water the crops. Electricity is currently provided from a 6500 W gasoline powered generator. It is desired to replace this fossil fuel system with an off-grid photovoltaic (PV) based electrical system. Electrical engineering students will be responsible to design, build, install, and troubleshoot the photovoltaic power system for an irrigation system. The system will be automated using a PLC and HMI.

Sports Hexacopter Design

The objective of the Sports Hexacopter Design Team is to prototype and implement a drone capable of direct or autonomous flight control, real-time video transmission, and tracking items of interest while adhering to strict safety protocols. The mechanical team is designing and producing a lightweight frame, waterproof shell, and rapidly interchangeable battery cartridges. The software team is implementing an on-site black box equipped with a computer and WiFi router for communication with the tablet application, hexacopter, and wearable indicators of items of interest. Our team is responsible for developing the hexacopter to maintain safe autonomous flight control, carry out user pilot control commands, produce a stable video feed of the environment, and communicate with the on-site server and tablet application.

Vizago

Advisor: Dr. Anca Ralescu;  Students: Jacob Allex (CS), Amber Watripont (CS), and Andrew Welch (CS)

Educational and Therapeutic Gaming Application for Children within the Autism spectrum to Learn Facial Expressions and Emotions. We would like to explore solutions to help children (aged 7-10) with Autism Spectrum Disorder overcome some of their educational and/or therapeutic disabilities, with a focus in social interaction. The final goal of this project s to create a mobile gaming application that allows the user (a child with autism) to have fun and engage with their peers, family members, and therapists while also testing themselves and improving the social skill of being able to identify and understand another’s facial expression and emotion.

Network for Autonomous Vehicles (N.A.V)

Advisor: Dr. Max Rabiee;   Students: John Cooker (EET), Katy Yoder (EET), and Mark Young (EET)

Our project is designed to demonstrate the sharing of sensor data and traffic information amongst autonomous cars. We have three battery powered model cars controlled by Raspberry Pi’s which navigate a 54 sqft (6’x9′) rack. By wirelessly sharing information, these model cars can avoid both forward and side collisions.

SHIELA

Advisor: Dr. Max Rabiee;  Students:Bill Abersold (CE), Justin Nutting (CE), Raymond Peng (CE), and Christopher Wilson (EE)

SHIELA is the first low cost, standalone smart home system. SHIELA is the beginning solution to a smart home market that is flooded with many different devices that do not integrate with one another.

Controllable Engraver

Advisor: Dr. Carla Purdy;  Students: Erik Henderson (EE), Adam Fornalcyzk (EE), Dan Loudin (EE)

The project is to make a micro-controller that can run an engraving machine that can make outdated engravers work like new. The project also includes a software package to run the engraver and allow it to engrave simple pictures.

MENU SELECTIONS:

Buffet Menu: Herbed Grilled Chicken Breast, Baked Ham with Pineapples, Quinoa w/ Shiitakes & Snow Peas, Sauteed Seasonal Vegetables, Spinach Salad, Fresh Cut Fruit Salad, Dinner Rolls & Butter

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: 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 April 23, 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 April 23, 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.

UPCOMING:

MAY MEETING:    Amazon Alexa/Echo

An overview of the rapid evolving state around internet of things, voice command and response, internet, and the hardware and platforms that support it. What this means for the rapidly expanding set of solutions and products in both commercial and customer spaces in these areas.

Thursday May 25, 2017

 

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 for military and everyday consumers, plus immense new levels of liability and risk for manufacturers in a wide range of industries. The proliferation of counterfeit electronic parts into the manufacturing supply chain costs the U.S. government and its contractors billions of dollars per year.  But the problem is not just limited to those who supply government agencies. Recent reports show consumer and industrial businesses are losing approximately $250 billion each year because of counterfeit components.  Richard Smith, VP Business Development at ERAI, will present on this problem, its sources and trends, and means to detect and thwart.

The presentation for this meeting will be remotely delivered through a live WebEx link.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Founded in 1995, ERAI (www.erai.com) is a global information services organization that monitors, investigates, and reports issues affecting the global electronics supply chain. Richard Smith has been VP of Business Development at ERAI for 3 years.  For 35 years prior, he was an electronic component salesman, sales manager and international VP, and has opened and operated sales offices and distribution centers in Mexico, Malaysia, China and India.  He has visited customers and suppliers in 24 countries and more than 360 cities, and has sold components for distributors, brokers and manufacturer’s representatives.  During his career, he has been on just about every side of the counterfeit issue (except as violator), and is prepared to share his unique insights into what is proving to be a very significant and problematic issue for industries worldwide.  Currently residing in Naples, FL and married 33 yrs, he has 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and 2 Harleys.  He is a pretty serious jazz/classical guitar player, and collects pre-1960 mechanical watches.

MENU SELECTIONS:

Buffet Menu:  Raffel’s Signature Hot Sliced Roast Beef in Gravy, Chicken Marsala, Eggplant Parmesan, Wild Rice Pilaf, Green Beans Almondine, Steamed Peas, Tossed Salad, Dinner Rolls & Butter

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 March 19, 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 March 19, 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.

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 a commonly used term to describe the traditional residential based electronic energy consumption meter with communication capability. Smart metering systems have been in place for a number of years but the safety, security, operation and capabilities of these systems is not well understood outside of the utility.

There is much more to smart metering today than just the billing meter located on a house or place of business. Smart grid initiatives with advanced technology allow for greater metering capability outside of the billing meter. Metering data is now being collected and utilized to enable advanced utility and customer applications. This presentation will review smart meter technology systems in use today including devices, communication and applications as well as future smart metering opportunities.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Michael D. Simms has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Northern Kentucky University and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Ohio. Mike is currently the manager of Grid Management Midwest at Duke Energy and has over 35 years’ experience in the power industry in the areas of power systems engineering, control and protection, power quality, meter engineering, distribution system planning and grid management. Mike is an IEEE PES Senior member active on IEEE Smart Distribution working group, Volt/var task force, DA Cyber security working group and PSIM Sensor working group.  Mike is currently contributing to IEEE P1885 VVO measurement and verification guide, IEEE P1854 Smart Distribution Applications Guide and participated in development of the IEEE 1453 Voltage Flicker Standard. Mike is also currently Vice Chair of the IEEE Volt Var Task Force and is a technical advisor for NEETRAC and EPRI.

 MENU SELECTIONS:

Vegetable tray appetizer, pizza dinner, water

 LOCATION: 4580 Olympic Blvd, Erlanger, KY 41018

From Cincinnati, OH:

Take I-75/I-71 South into Kentucky to I-275 West (towards the airport)

Take Mineola Pike Exit (first exit off of I-275)

GO LEFT on Mineola Pike

At the second stop light, GO LEFT onto Olympic Blvd.

Travel down Olympic Blvd past companies like Toyota and Pepsi

The Envision Center is located in the last building on the left – Building C – before you intersect Turfway Road

Turn LEFT then immediate RIGHT into the parking lot in front of Building C. The Envision Center is at the end

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 February 19th, 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 February 19, 2017

WALK-INS (those without reservations): NO Walk-ins for this meeting. Limited Seating

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.

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 right-of-way in downtown Cincinnati and has played a major role in the redevelopment of properties within three blocks of its route.  To date, over $1B of development has been attributed to the streetcar.

The public sees the overhead contact system (wires, aka OCS) as the electricity that runs the streetcars.

This presentation will provide an overview of the design criteria that were initially prepared, modified, and finalized for the Streetcar project.  The review will include the system from the substation through the alignment and back to the substations while visiting the different issues that required resolution or efficiencies. Virtual side trips to the Maintenance and Operations Facility, an oil filled 125kv underground transmission line, and the track slab will be made.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

David H. (Dave) Thurston, P.E. began his career working under the 13kv/60Hz electrified territory of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.  As a track and structures engineer, Dave and his crews were consistently aware of need of and respect of the overhead system. In the time since Amtrak, Dave has managed design or construction of railroad and streetcar projects, highway/interstate roads and bridges, and other heavy construction.  In various stages of his career, he was worked as owner, contractor, and consultant.

MENU SELECTIONS:

Buffet Menu:   Boneless Chicken Breast Grilled with Orange Glaze, Turkey Meatloaf

Grilled Portabella Mushroom with Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Squash Au Gratin, Sauteed Seasonal Vegetables, Cottage Cheese, Tossed Salad with Dressings, Dinner Rolls & Butter

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 January 22, 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 January 22, 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.

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

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

any of our current membership to consider running for election to one of the Executive Committees’ Section Officer open positions. We require a brief bio and member in good standing.

Your contribution as a Section Officer include attending our Executive Committee meetings four times during the year to conduct Cincinnati Section business, plan programs, and assess the Section goals. All elected positions serve for two-years.

 Position duties will include, but not limited to, the following:

Section Chair

– Know about:  IEEE Bylaws; IEEE Policies; MGA Operations Manual

– Chair meetings

– Work with EXCOM, Student Chapters and Affinity Group Chairs to support activities

– Represent Section at Region meetings

– Signer on bank account

 Section Vice Chair

– Chair meetings in absence of Chair

– Be familiar with the policies relating to the activity of the Section and sub-units, including IEEE Bylaws, IEEE Policies, MGA Operations Manual

– Assume additional authority or activity as designated by Chair

 Section Treasurer

– Prepare the annual budget

– Record all financial activity

– Reconcile bank statements/activity

– Report status of unit’s finances to the Section EXCOM meetings

– Prepare and submit Annual Financial Report 

– Pay bills

 Section Secretary

– Record minutes of EXCOM meetings and other Section meetings

– Handle correspondence

– Distribute meeting notices

– Maintain Section records

– Submit officer and meeting reporting, including officer changes during the year, to IEEE National

We would truly be honored to have any of our membership participate as one of our candidates for Section Officer. If you would be interested in running for one of our soon-to-be vacant positions, please contact a section officer. 

Thank you for your participation and for your consideration in this very important matter.

Existing list of candidates:

Chair: Mark McCloy

Vice-chair: Adam Ward

Treasure: Jay Perin

Secretary: Bob Schindler

Member-at-large: Ralph Campbell

 

Mark S. McCloy

Founder of Legacy Power Solutions

As an Entrepreneur, over his 39 year history, Mr. McCloy has been directly involved in the formation of four (4) successful business operations, employing hundreds of people.

Mark has over thirty-five years of experience in Technical Sales, Business Development, Company Growth and Management, Marketing, and Product and Service development to the Utility and large Industrial electric power marketplace. As the founder of Power Distribution Services in August of 1985, Mark developed company growth to $28 million in 1998.

Mark’s specific product and application knowledge includes high voltage test equipment and apparatus, such as Power Transformers and Circuit Breakers. Protection, control, diagnostic equipment and technologies, including Protection Relays for Distribution and Motor Protection, SCADA Systems, Digital Fault Recorders, Sequence of Events Recorders, Metering, Disturbance Analysis, etc.  Diagnostic technologies include Power Factor, Tan Delta, Partial Discharge, and Thermography; Motion and Timing Analysis and associated technologies applicable to commissioning and installed electrical power apparatus.  Mark has witnessed the changing industry over the years and has extensive knowledge and experience of all electrical power systems ranging from high voltage Utility through Industrial applications, and the challenges associated with them.

CE Power Solutions, 2002 Founding Member of CE Power Solutions, LLC

Power Distribution Services, 1985 Founder and VP; 1998 Sales of $28mil; 11 Offices; 180 employees

 J.W. McCloy and Associates, 1980-1985

Education and Training:

Partial – University of Cincinnati-Liberal Arts-1977

Partial – Ohio State University-1973

Professional Affiliations/Certifications:

Power & Energy Society Member (PES)

IEEE Member

NETA Associate Member

NFPA Member

TAPPI Member (Paper & Pulp Industry)

Safety Training – LGE/KU Passport Training (LGE/KU)

High Resistance Grounding Systems Design and Application – Post Glover and Jack Woodham (2006)

AC and DC Hi-Potential Testing of Electrical Apparatus and Power Cable – from Manufacturer (HVI)

VLF Proof Testing of Power Cable (HVI)

Cable Fault Locating (HVI)

Partial Discharge Detection – field Application and permanent Installation from Manufacturer (Power PD)

Fundamentals of Power Factor – Doble Engineering Spring Sessions Client Meetings (Basic 1 and 2)

On-going Transformer Session(s) – Doble Conference

 

JAY PERIN, PE

Product Support Engineer @ L3 Cincinnati Electronics, Space & Avionics Group.  Previous roles with former employers have included engineering management, project management, and hardware/software co-development in a variety of industries including vending systems, communications, and measurement and control.  Education: BS Marketing @ Northern Kentucky University 1982, BSEE @ University of Cincinnati 1987, graduate engineering course work @ University of Cincinnati post-1987.  Registered PE (OH), PMP, 11 patents.  Married, 4 children.  A Senior Member of IEEE, has served on Executive Committee since 2012 (Member-at-Large, Membership Development Chair).

 

Robert M. Schindler, PE

Current position: Senior Electrical Engineer at Process Plus, LLC. 26 years experience in commercial, industrial, and public facilities infrastructure power, lighting and special systems engineering from control voltage to medium voltage (particular specialty in lighting engineering.) 10 years experience in traffic engineering, traffic signal control and municipal electrical systems. BSEET University of Cincinnati; Registered PE in Ohio and eight other states. Member of IEEE and IES. LEED AP. Married. Hobbies include amateur radio (Amateur Extra, callsign N8LEE), cycling, homebrewing.

 

Adam Case Ward, P.E.

Adam Ward grew up in Eastern Kentucky. He graduated from Corbin High School located in Corbin, Kentucky in 1979.  He attended Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Kentucky  from 1979 to 1982 in their 3-2 Engineering Program with The University of Kentucky.  Adam attended the University of Kentucky from 1982 to 1986 and again from 1989 to 1990.  He has a BS in Applied Science from Cumberland College.  He has a BGS degree with majors in Math, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Minors in Computer Science, Statistics and Business Management from The University of Kentucky and a BSEE from the University of Kentucky.

Adam worked after graduation as an Assistant Project Electrical Engineer for a Design/Build contactor on the construction of the Toyota Motors Manufacturing Plant in Georgetown, Kentucky. He then was employed by Mason & Hanger Engineering for three years performing designs of electrical systems for military and munitions processing facilities.  He then worked for GRW Engineers and Architects where he did municipal and military electrical design work.  He was promoted to Electrical Department Manager at GRW.  He then went to work for Howard K. Bell Consulting Engineers as their Mechanical/Electrical/Instrumentation Division Manager.  His teams worked on the design and construction administration of municipal and military projects.  In 2000, Adam became the Senior Electrical Engineer for Gray Construction, a design and build firm located in Lexington, Kentucky.  He stayed there until 2013 when he accepted a position with Process Plus in Cincinnati as a Senior Electrical Engineer.  Since then, Adam has become the Electrical Technology Lead for Process Plus.  Process Plus does engineering consulting for Heavy Industrial Customers.  He presently is part of a team growing Process Plus’s Power Engineering services.

Adam has been married to Kathy Ward for 28 years. They have two daughters aged 16 and 20.  Adam moved his family to Liberty Township in 2014.

Adam has been a member of IEEE since 1988 when he joined the Lexington Section of IEEE. He was elevated to Senior Member in 2008.  In 1988 he joined the IEEE Power and Energy Society, the Industrial Applications Society and in 2014 he joined the IEEE Engineering Management Society.  Adam moved his membership to the Cincinnati Section in March of 2015.

IEEE Volunteer Activities:

  • 2008 Lexington Section Vice Chair, 2009 Lexington Section Chair, 2010 Lexington PACE Chair, 2013 Lexington Section Vice Chair, 2014 Lexington Section Chair, Started the Lexington Section of IEEE Robotics Camp for incoming 5th Graders in Fayette County, Kentucky, 2010 – Assisted in Petitioning and Start-up of the IEEE Lexington Section Power and Energy Chapter,  2011 – Lexington PES Chapter Chair, 2014 – Attending representative to IEEE Sections Congress in Amsterdam, Member of IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee since 2008.
  • Member of the Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky, College of Engineering, University of Kentucky Board since its inception in 2009
  • Member of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Department of Energy – EPSCoR Application Review Board

Awards and Recognitions:

  • 1977 – Kentucky Jaycees “Outstanding Young Kentuckian Award”
  • Inducted into “The Honorable Order of the Kentucky Generals”
  • 1977 – Awarded the Corbin Colonel Award
  • 2004 – Gray Construction – Outstanding Design of a Project Under $5M – GONE Project
  • 2007 – Gray Construction – Outstanding Design of a Project Over $5M – Kronospan Phase
  • 2009, 2010, 2012 – Gray Construction – Engineering Excellence Award

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

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