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Integration of Electric Vehicles in Smart Grids

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Friday, July 20th at 11:00 a.m., The IEEE Toronto ComSoc Chapter and University of Toronto – ECE are inviting all interested to the distinguished lecture titled: “Integration of Electric Vehicles in Smart Grids”.

Day & Time: Friday, July 20, 2018
11:00 a.m. ‐ 12:00 p.m.

Speaker: Prof. Ying-Jun Angela Zhang
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Location: 40 St George Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2E4
Building: Bahen Centre for Information Technology
Room Number: BA4164

Contact: Eman Hammad

Organizer: IEEE Toronto Communication Society

Abstract: The recent surge in electric vehicle adoption worldwide brings both challenges and opportunities to the electricity power grid. In this talk, we will first introduce our recent work on coordinated electric vehicle charging when the knowledge of future events is unknown. We will then show how the battery systems in electric vehicles can contribute to stabilizing the grid frequency.

Biography: Ying-Jun Angela Zhang (S’00-M’05-SM’10) received her PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong in 2004. Since 2005, she has been with Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she is currently an Associate Professor. Her research interests include mainly wireless communications systems and smart power systems, in particular optimization techniques for such systems. She serves as the Chair of the Executive Editor Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. Previously, she served many years as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, Security and Communications Networks (Wiley), and a Feature Topic in the IEEE Communications Magazine. She has served on the organizing committee of major IEEE conferences including ICC, GLOBECOM, SmartgridComm, VTC, CCNC, ICCC, MASS, etc.. She is now the Chair of IEEE ComSoc Emerging Technical Committee on Smart Grid. She was a Co-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Multimedia Communications Technical Committee and the IEEE Communication Society GOLD Coordinator. She was the co-recipient of the 2014 IEEE ComSoc APB Outstanding Paper Award, the 2013 IEEE SmartgridComm Best Paper Award, and the 2011 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award on Wireless Communications. She was the recipient of the Young Researcher Award from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011. As the only winner from engineering science, she has won the Hong Kong Young Scientist Award 2006, conferred by the Hong Kong Institution of Science. Dr. Zhang is a Fellow of IET and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE ComSoc.

EMC and Frequency Selective Surfaces for 5G Communications

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Tuesday, July 17th at 3:00 p.m., Professor Erping Li, Zhejiang University, China, will be presenting “EMC and Frequency Selective Surfaces for 5G Communications”.

Day & Time: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
3:00 p.m. ‐ 4:00 p.m.

Speaker: Professor Erping Li, Zhejiang University, China

Location: 40 St George Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2E4
Building: Bahen Centre for Information Technology
Room Number: BA1240

Contact: Costas Sarris

Organizer: IEEE Toronto Electromagnetics & Radiation Chapter

Abstract: The spectrum in the range of 28 GHz is sued for adoption of 5G wireless communication. The novel wideband frequency selective surfaces (FSSs) are explored for the extensive applications in 5G communication such as antenna reflectors, radomes to system level electromagnetic structures. This presentation will touch on a novel broadband bandpass frequency selective surface (FSS) designed for fifth generation (5G) communication. The new structure design employs the vertical vias in the two-dimensional (2-D) periodic arrays, which demonstrates that such a single 2.5-dimensional (2.5-D) periodic layer of via_based structure produces a highly stable angular response up to 75 degrees for both the TE and TM incident angles. The proposed FSS is a good candidate for 5G communication applications.

Biography: Erping Li holds the appointment of Changjiang-Qianren Distinguished Professor in Zhejiang University, China, Dean for Zhejiang University-UIUC Institute. Prior that he worked for Singapore A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing as a Principal Scientist, Director of Photonic Department, Associate Professor at National University of Singapore and adjunct Professor at Singapore Nanyang Technological University. Dr Li’s research interests include advanced computational electromagnetics, electromagnetics in micro-nanoelectronics, electromagnetics in 5G communication, nano-plasmonics for microwave and mmwave. He authored or co-authored over 400 papers published in the referred international journals and conferences, authored two books published at John-Wiley Press(2012) and Cambridge University Press(2014). Dr Li is a Fellow of IEEE, and a Fellow of MITElectromagnetics Academy, USA. He received numerous international awards including the IEEE EMC Richard Stoddard Award in 2015, IEEE EMC Technical Achievement Award, and Changjiang Chair Professorship Award from the Ministry of Education in China. He has served as General Chair and Technical Program Chair for more than 10 prestigious international conferences and delivered over 80 invited talks and plenary speeches at various international conferences and forums.

More/All Electric Aircraft

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Thursday, July 26th at 2:00 p.m., Dr. Hassan Kojori, PhD, Senior Principal Engineer with Honeywell, will be presenting “More/All Electric Aircraft”.

Day & Time: Thursday, July 26, 2018
2:00 p.m. ‐ 3:00 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Hassan Kojori, PhD
Senior Principal Engineer with Honeywell

Location: 5 King’s College Rd.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 3G8
Building: Mechanical Engineering Building
Room Number: RM 331

Contact: Kyarash Shahriari, Omid Alizadeh

Organizer: IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS), Power & Energy Chapter

Register: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/174543

Abstract: The More Electric Aircraft (MEA) is based on the concept of utilizing electrical power for driving aircraft subsystems currently powered by hydraulic, pneumatic or mechanical means including utility and flight control actuation, environmental control system, lubrication and fuel pumps, and numerous other utility functions. In this seminar, Dr. Kojori begins with an overview of the More Electric Aircraft and will discuss how various technologies developed over the past three decades have helped reduce the size, weight and life-cycle-cost of the overall system, significantly improve reliability and ease manufacturing and maintenance. Next he will cover emerging advanced technologies for All Electric Aircraft for urban transportation and discuss some of the main opportunities and challenges.

Biography: Dr. Hassan Kojori holds a PhD from the University of Toronto and is an IEEE Fellow and licensed Professional Engineer. He has over 30 years of experience in power electronics, Li-ion batteries, energy optimization and systems control for aerospace, automotive and utility industries. His original work on many technology firsts has resulted in 48 patent disclosures (27 granted), several trade secrets and more than 50 technical papers and proprietary reports. Currently, as a Senior Principal Engineer with Honeywell, he is the Conversion Portfolio Leader in the Aero Advanced Tech and Responsible for R&D for More Electric Aircraft and tactical vehicles. He has been actively engaged in collaborative research with leading local and international universities. He was adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University (2000-2012) and an industry professor in the Institute for Automotive Research and Technology at McMaster University (2012-2017). Currently, he is Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, a board member of the Advisory Council for ECE department at Ryerson University and University of Toronto Institute for Multidisciplinary Design & Innovation and represents Honeywell at The Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research Consortium.

Motor Control with Arduino

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

-Introduction
-Basic information about DC motor, stepper motor and servo motor
-How to make them run (ON/OFF)
-How to control speed
* Basic information about PID control (I will not make the whole calculation but still I want to mention about the idea to show where it comes from)
-How to control direction
– How and where can we use them

Speaker: Seda Erturk

Date & Time: Tuesday July 10th, 2018
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE, IEEE Toronto Robotics Chapter, IEEE Humber Student Affinity Group

Location: Prototype Lab (J232 Humber College North Campus)

For information, please contact: Dr. Maryam Davoudpour

Introduction to Robotics Class 5

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Students will learn the basic robot building blocks through hands on examples. By the end of the lesson students will precisely control a motor through Arduino code. The flow of information and signals will be examined. Students should read online tutorials on:
1. How to control a servo motor via Arduino
2. How a rotary encoder sensor works and how to use them via Arduino.

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE, IEEE Toronto Robotics Chapter, IEEE Humber Student Affinity Group

Date & Time: Monday June 25th, 2018
3:30 p.m.

Location: Humber North Campus, J Building

For information, please contact: Dr. Maryam Davoudpour

Introduction to Robotics Class 4

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Students will learn the basic robot building blocks through hands on examples. By the end of the lesson students will precisely control a motor through Arduino code. The flow of information and signals will be examined. Students should read online tutorials on:
1. How to control a servo motor via Arduino
2. How a rotary encoder sensor works and how to use them via Arduino.

Date & Time: Monday June 18th, 2018
3:30 p.m.

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE, IEEE Toronto Robotics Chapter, IEEE Humber Student Affinity Group

Location: Humber North Campus, J Building

For information, please contact: Dr. Maryam Davoudpour

Introduction to Microcontrollers

Friday, June 15th, 2018

The workshop is to introduce students to Ardunio microcontroller programming, a way to get the knowledge about microcontrollers. This involves hardware component and software components.

Date & Time: Wednesday June 13th, 2018
2:30 p.m.

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE, IEEE Toronto Robotics Chapter, IEEE Humber Student Affinity Group

Location: Humber North Campus, J Building

For information, please contact: Dr. Maryam Davoudpour

Introduction to Robotics Class 3: Introduction to Encoders and Feedback

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Students will learn the basic robot building blocks through hands on examples. By the end of the lesson students will precisely control a motor through Arduino code. The flow of information and signals will be examined. Students should read online tutorials on:
1. How to control a servo motor via Arduino
2. How a rotary encoder sensor works and how to use them via Arduino.

Date & Time: Monday June 11th, 2018
3:30 p.m.

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE, IEEE Toronto Robotics Chapter, IEEE Humber Student Affinity Group

Location: Humber North Campus, J Building

For information, please contact: Dr. Maryam Davoudpour

Engineering Gateways: Communicating for Success as Women in Engineering

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Tuesday, July 24th at 1:00 p.m., come join IEEE Canada Women in Engineering (WIE) and IEEE Toronto WIE Group for “Engineering Gateways: Communicating for Success as Women in Engineering” Panel at the IEEE Professional Communication 2018 (ProComm’18). Diverse perspectives will be brought to this panel on topics such as communications, self-promotion, professional branding, and strategies for intervention.

Day & Time: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
1:00 p.m. ‐ 2:15 p.m.

Speakers: Namir Anani
President and CEO of Information and Communications Technology Council

Christine Laperriere
Lead Coach and Executive Director of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre

Teresa Sing
VP Business Development, Refine Recruitment

Jennifer van Amerom
Founder and CEO, Refine Recruitment

Deborah-Tihanyi
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Director, and Communication Coordinator
University of Toronto

Location: Bahen Centre for Information Technology
University of Toronto
40 St. George Street, Toronto
Canada M5S 2E4

Register: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/173431

Contact: Dr. Maryam Davoudpour

Organizer: IEEE Canada Women in Engineering (WIE) and IEEE Toronto WIE Group

Advanced Sensor Concepts, Exploitation, Signal Processing and Systems Engineering

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Thursday, June 14th at 11:00 a.m., IEEE AESS and SC Distinguished Lecturer Michael C. Wicks, Ph.D., will be presenting “Advanced Sensor Concepts, Exploitation, Signal Processing and Systems Engineering”.

Day & Time: Thursday, June 14, 2018
11:00 a.m. ‐ 12:30 p.m.

Speaker: Michael C. Wicks, Ph.D.
DIEEE AESS and SC Distinguished Lecturer
Endowed Chair and Professor of Electrical Engineering
University of Dayton, Dayton OH 45469 USA

Host: Dr. Raviraj Adve
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Toronto

Location: BA 1200 (Bahen Center)
University of Toronto
40 St. George Street, Toronto
Canada M5S 2E4

Contact: Dr. Mehrdad Tirandazian

Organizer: Aerospace and Systems, Man and Cybernetics IEEE Toronto Section

Abstract: In this talk, a number of concepts and technologies forming the foundation for the exploitation of sensors from a Big Data perspective are presented. A signal processing and systems engineering approach is discussed, and heuristic techniques are presented as being critical to leap ahead advances in sensor exploitation. While radar centric in nature, the foundation for a more general sensors approach to Big Data exploitation is discussed. Archival data is considered to be essential to the optimal exploitation of sensor phenomena, as humans are unable to fully observe or even comprehend the volumes of rapidly changing data available today. Topics as diverse as radio frequency tomography for below ground imaging, millimeter wave sensing for exquisite feature extraction, target resonance and dynamic imaging of targets obscured by clutter and cover, as well as space-time adaptive processing are presented. The integrating theme of Big Data exploitation in the Internet of Radar is discussed within the context of these enabling sensor technologies as is the “Velocity of Sensor Data.”

Biography: Dr. Wicks is a leading research scientist in remote sensing, signal processing and systems engineering, with a current focus on distributed sensing and radio frequency technology. He has pursued a variety of research interests in his career, including: cognitive radar, radio frequency tomographic radar, counter explosive sensor technology, cognitive radar and radio, space object sensing, missile defense, deep earth probing radar, multi-dimensional adaptive processing for airborne and space based radar, ultra-wideband radio and radar, passive and active multi-static systems, and concealed weapons / contraband detection and carrier identification. He pioneered the concept of knowledge-based signal processing and waveform diversity, and has led national and international research teams on the design, development and fielding of novel algorithms, architectures and systems for remote sensing from space, air and surface platforms.

Sponsored research is currently focused on advanced algorithms for the detection and track processing of airborne targets obscured by wind farm clutter, as is research on spatially and spectrally diverse sensing for the automatic detection, identification, and feature exploitation of objects under cover, e.g. below ground, inside structures, or under foliage. Space object identification is also a topic of current research. The design and analysis of distributed radar for exoatmospheric surveillance is complimented by analysis and experiments for side-looking imaging and surface moving target indication radar. Recent research has resulted in the development of a mobile waveform diverse distributed MIMO radar system and a radio frequency tomography test bed at the University of Dayton. Research on integrated close-in sensing and long range wide area surveillance radar is addressing feature extraction, in addition to detection processing and track formation. Algorithms and architectures for the numerical and symbolic (heuristic) processing of sensor data is a primary focus of this research.