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Life Member Appreciation (June Networking Event)

June 14, 2016
5:30 pmto7:30 pm

Our monthly networking event is held the second Tuesday of the month. This is a great chance to meet your fellow IEEE members in a relaxed atmosphere out of the office.

The event will be at the Red Stag (www.redstag.ca) in the event room upstairs. The dress code is casual, jeans and a collared shirt minmum.

Registration

Registration is $5 for IEEE Members and $10 for non-members. Free for Life Members.

By adding this fee we are including free refreshments of all soda and a variety of appetizers, and a drink ticket.

We look forward to meeting you!

Title: Life Member Appreciation Event
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm, June 14th, 2016
Place: The Red Stag, 1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
In the event room upstairs
Agenda: 5:30pm – 6:30pm Arrive, grab a drink and mingle
6:30 – 7pm Life Member Appreciation Presentation
7 – 7:30pm Mingle
The meeting is officially over at 7:30, but everyone is welcome to continue downstairs in the main lounge area.
Cost: IEEE members – $5
Life Members – FREE
Non-IEEE – $10
RSVP: Please register here for the event

 

May Networking Event

May 10, 2016
5:30 pmto7:30 pm

Our monthly networking event is held the second Tuesday of the month. This is a great chance to meet your fellow IEEE members in a relaxed atmosphere out of the office.

The event will be at the Red Stag (www.redstag.ca) in the event room upstairs. The dress code is casual, jeans and a collared shirt minmum.

Registration

Registration is $5 for IEEE Members and $10 for non-members.

By adding this fee we are including free refreshments of all soda and a variety of appetizers, and a drink ticket.

We look forward to meeting you!

Title: Engineering Adventures: Insight from a Mid-life to Young Professional
Speaker: Mae Seto, Defence Scientist, Defence R&D Canada
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm, May 10th, 2016
Place: The Red Stag, 1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
In the event room upstairs
Agenda: 5:30pm – 6:30pm Arrive, grab a drink and mingle
6:30 – 7pm Presentation by Mae Seto
7 – 7:30pm Mingle.
The meeting is officially over at 7:30, but everyone is welcome to continue downstairs in the main lounge area.
Cost: IEEE members – $5
Non-IEEE – $10
RSVP: Please register here for the event

Biographys:

Mae Seto

Mae Seto is a Defence Scientist at Defence R&D Canada. Her areas of expertise include autonomy and control for marine robots (above, on, and under water), multi-agent systems, underwater sensors, and ship and submarine acoustics. Dr. Seto has written numerous papers and articles in these areas and a book for which she is editor and a contributor, Marine Robot Autonomy. Dr. Seto has been Chief / Principal Scientist on many DRDC trials including one to the Canadian Arctic. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science at Dalhousie University where she supervises graduate students and teaches the graduate autonomous robotics classes. Dr. Seto is a Past Chair of the IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section and was Guest Editor for the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering in Marine Vehicle Autonomy. She was also Program Chair for the IEEE CCECE 2015 conference in Halifax. In 2013 Dr. Seto was at MIT as a Research Scientist collaborating with them in underwater localization and mapping for marine robots.
 

Attacks and Hardware Defenses for Network Infrastructure

April 27, 2016
11:30 amto1:00 pm

IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section Communications Society Chapter is pleased to present a Distinguished Lecturer talk from Dr. Tilman Wolf, Associate Dean of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Massacheussets – Amherst. The talk is be co-hosted by the Dalhousie Computer Science Department.

This talk is part of Dr. Wolf’s Distinguished Lecturer tour through New England and Atlantic Canada.

Coffee and light snacks will be provided (bring your own lunch if desired).

Title: Attacks and Hardware Defenses for Network Infrastructure
Speaker: Dr. Tilman Wolf
Associate Dean of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Massacheussets – Amherst
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm, April 27th, 2016
Place: The Slonim Conference room (#430), Goldberg Computer Science Building
Dalhousie University
6050 University Ave, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Cost: Free but please register so we can get approximate numbers
RSVP: Please register here for the event.
Agenda: 11:30am Arrival and mingling
12:00pm Talk begins
1:00pm End

About the Talk:

The functionality of routers inside the Internet continues to grow and already includes complex protocol processing operations for content adaptation, security, and network management. In the future Internet, this diversity of functionality will expand to encompass the entire protocol stack. Implementing such network customization fundamentally requires programmability in the data plane and multi-core embedded processor systems that can perform packet processing at high data rates. In this presentation, Dr. Wolf discusses his research group’s recent work that illustrates the challenges in providing security in these systems. He provides an example that shows how vulnerable packet processors can be attacked through the data plane of the network. Using hardware monitors, the team has developed an effective defense mechanism against such attacks. Dr. Wolf explains how this work is also applicable to securing general-purpose embedded processing systems.

Biography:

Tilman Wolf is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Dean of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He received a Diplom in informatics from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 1998. He also received a M.S. in computer science in 1998, a M.S. in computer engineering in 2000, and a D.Sc. in computer science in 2002, all from Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Wolf is engaged in research and teaching in the areas of computer networks, computer architecture, and embedded systems. His research interests include Internet architecture, network routers, and embedded system security. He was lead principal investigator on the ChoiceNet project, one of five large NSF Future Internet Architecture (FIA) projects. He is co-author of the book “Architecture of Network Systems” and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. His research has been supported by grants from NSF, DARPA, and industry. He has taught numerous courses on computer networks, embedded systems, programming, and digital design.

Dr. Wolf is a senior member of the IEEE and the ACM. He is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He is associate editor for IEEE Micro and steering committee member and past chair of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. He has been active as program committee member and organizing committee member of several professional conferences, including IEEE INFOCOM and ACM SIGCOMM. He has served as TPC chair and general chair for ICNP 2013, ANCS 2011 and 2012, and ICCCN 2009 and 2010. He served as treasurer for the ACM SIGCOMM society from 2005 to 2013. At the University of Massachusetts, he received the College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in 2006, the College of Engineering Outstanding Teacher Award in 2008, and the IEEE/HKN Student Branch Outstanding Faculty Award in 2010.
 

The Power of Distributed Architecture

April 7, 2016
8:30 amto10:00 am

The IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section Young Professionals (YP) is excited to invite you to attend a joint event with ECEGC (Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Conference). The ECEGC is held by Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dalhousie, to present and discuss the graduates’ academic achievements.

The joint event is the begining part of the whole day ECEGC, a keynote speech. The speaker is Peter Conlon, CEO of LED Roadway Lighting Ltd. He will give a tech talk about “The Power of Distributed Architecture”. He is excited to share with us his experiences in technology innovation, management, career management and more.

Registration is free for all IEEE members, and $10 for non-members, registration is also required for attendance.

We look forward to seeing you on April 7, 2016!

Title: The Power of Distributed Architecture
Speaker: Peter Conlon
CEO of LED Roadway Lighting Ltd.
Time: 8:30am – 10:00am, April 7th, 2016
Place: Scotiabank Auditorium, McCain Arts & Social Sciences Building
Dalhousie University
6135 University Ave, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Cost: Free for all IEEE members and $10 for non-members
Registration is required for attendance
RSVP: Please register here for the event.
Agenda: 8:30am – 8:45am Registration, separate from ECEGC
8:45am – 9:00am Opening remarks by the Dean of of Dalhousie Engineering
9:00am – 9:45am A keynote speech prsented by Peter Conlon about “The Power of Distributed Architecture”
9:45am – 10:00am Coffee and snacks
The event is officially over at 10:00, but everyone is welcome to continue to watch ECEGC grad presentations.

Biography:

“The best way to consolidate your power is to give it away. To do this, you need to build leadership throughout your company.” – Peter Conlon

An award-winning business leader with an extensive history of fixing and growing companies, Peter Conlon is passionate about business. With 37 years in general management and leadership in Canada, United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia, he has significant experience in large corporations, small businesses, independent entities and subsidiary operations, including direct line management of marketing, sales, finance, operations, product management and strategic planning.

As President and CEO of Nautel Limited, he brought the company to a position of global leadership, including its selection as Exporter of the Year at the Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards and as one of Canada’s Passion Capitalists. In 2014, Peter joined LED Roadway Lighting as Chief Executive Officer with the goal of transforming that exciting Nova Scotia green technology leader into a sustainable, disciplined enterprise.

He is not a subscriber to stylistic, prescriptive solutions to problems. He recognizes and appreciates that the challenges organizations face are deeply personal and need individual attention. Great leadership and communication are required to allow teams to work on the issues together in a safe, well-defined environment.

Peter was selected as Business Person of the Year at the 2010 Halifax Business Awards and was inducted into the Atlantic Business Magazine Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame in 2014. He is often called on to speak about leadership, vision and team building.
 

April Networking Event

April 12, 2016
5:30 pmto7:30 pm

Our monthly networking event is held the second Tuesday of the month. This is a great chance to meet your fellow IEEE members in a relaxed atmosphere out of the office.

The event will be at the Red Stag (www.redstag.ca) in the event room upstairs. The dress code is casual, jeans and a collared shirt minmum.

Engineers Nova Scotia

Our guest speaker this month is from Engineers Nova Scotia and will be discussing the professional development program and recent improvements.

Kris Dove, P.Eng., Director of Professional Practice and Development, and Rosalie Hanlon, P.Eng., Professional Development Officer, of Engineers Nova Scotia will provide an overview of the professional development program requirements.

This brief presentation will be followed by a discussion on the requirement of licensure for engineers in the province.

Registration

Registration is $5 for IEEE Members and $10 for non-members.

By adding this fee we are including free refreshments of all soda and a variety of appetizers, and a drink ticket.

We look forward to meeting you!

Title: April Networking Event
Speakers: Kris Dove, P.Eng., MBA, Engineers Nova Scotia
Rosalie Hanlon, P.Eng., Engineers Nova Scotia
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm, April 12th, 2016
Place: The Red Stag, 1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
In the event room upstairs
Agenda: 5:30pm – 6:30pm Arrive, grab a drink and mingle
6:30 – 7pm Presentation by Engineers Nova Scotia
7 – 7:30pm Mingle.
The meeting is officially over at 7:30, but everyone is welcome to continue downstairs in the main lounge area.
Cost: IEEE members – $5
Non-IEEE – $10
RSVP: Please register here for the event

Biographys:

Kris Dove

Kris Dove is the Director of Professional Practice and Development with Engineers Nova Scotia, the regulatory body for engineers in the province of Nova Scotia. He has worked with the association for seven years, during which time he created and implemented a Professional Development program for professional engineers. Kris has also worked to implement a number of technology-based upgrades for the association, including a new database management system and electronic balloting for annual officer elections.

Kris holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Dalhousie University. He was designated a Professional Engineer in 2004.

Rosalie Hanlon

Rosalie Hanlon is the Professional Development Officer with Engineers Nova Scotia. Since joining the association in 2014, she has expanded the professional development offerings at the annual conference and endeavored to offer lunch and learn opportunities in convenient locations. Rosalie is also responsible for expanding the outreach initiatives of the association through school visits and partnerships with organizations such as Girl Guides and Techsploration.

Prior to joining the association, Rosalie worked with foreign-trained engineers on the pathway to licensure through the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia. She holds undergraduate degrees in Science and Environmental Engineering from Dalhousie University.
 

 
 
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