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Cybersecurity Challenges in Today’s Big Data Obsessed Environment

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Thursday, March 22nd at 12:30 p.m., Sean Duchstein, Cyber Security Professional, will be presenting “Cybersecurity Challenges in Today’s Big Data Obsessed Environment”.

Day & Time: Thursday, March 22, 2018
12:30 p.m.

Speaker: Sean Duchstein, Cyber Security Professional

Location: Room A3-13
Centennial College, Progress Campus
941 Progress Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M1G 3T8

Contact: Dr. Maryam Davoudpour

Organizer: IEEE Toronto WIE, Instrumentation/ Measurement – Robotics Automation Chapters

Abstract: Ability to timely detect security breaches and respond adequately is essential for business continuity. Paladion cyber defense strategies and mechanisms help companies staying ahead of cyber attacks.

Privacy in Health Overview and Privacy by Design Concept

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Tuesday, March 20th at 12:30 p.m., Patrick Lu, CEO at Privacy Horizon, will be presenting “Privacy in Health Overview and Privacy by Design Concept”.

Day & Time: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
12:30 p.m.

Speaker: Patrick Lu, CEO
Privacy Horizon

Location: Room A3-13
Centennial College, Progress Campus
941 Progress Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M1G 3T8

Contact: Dr. Maryam Davoudpour

Organizer: IEEE Toronto WIE, Instrumentation/ Measurement – Robotics Automation Chapters

Abstract: A privacy management program ensures that an organization has the necessary infrastructure in place to protect personal information from loss or theft, or from unauthorized access, modification, copying, collection, use, disclosure or retention. This presentation will discuss the essential elements of a privacy management program.

IEEE Ryerson Python Workshop 3

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

IEEE Ryerson Student Branch, IEEE Ryerson Computer Chapter, WIE IEEE Toronto, IEEE Computational Intelligence Chapter, and Robotics/ Automation Chapter are Please to announce the third workshop of their series of python workshops. A series of 6 workshops will give the participants the ability to use the basics of python to help them in their study or workplace. At the end of these workshops there will be a certificate given to participants who attended these workshops.

Day & Time: Monday, March 5, 2018
6:00 p.m. ‐ 8:00 p.m.

Location: Ryerson University (Victoria Building, Room VIC 301)


Organizer: IEEE Ryerson Student Branch, IEEE Ryerson Computer Chapter, IEEE Computational Intelligence Chapter, WIE IEEE Toronto, Instrumentation-Measurement/Robotics-Automation

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Big Data Based Recommendation Approaches for Healthcare

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Thursday, May 31st at 6:00 p.m., Samee U. Khan, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the North Dakota State University, will be presenting “Big Data Based Recommendation Approaches for Healthcare”.

Day & Time: Thursday, May 31, 2018
6:00 p.m. ‐ 9:00 p.m.

Speaker: Samee U. Khan
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
North Dakota State University

Location: Room GB405, University of Toronto (Galbraith Building)
35 St George St., Toronto
Ontario M5S 1A4

Contact: Dennis Cecic

Organizer: IEEE Toronto Computer Society


Fees: IEEE Members: Free
Non-Member (Professional): $10 + 13% HST

Abstract: Recommender systems have attained widespread acceptance and have attracted the increased attention by the masses for over a decade. Recommender systems alleviate the complexities of products and services selection tasks and are meant to overcome the issuesof information overload. Just like the recommender systems’ prospects in e-commerce and several other business domains,recommender systems have also been developed to offer recommendations about healthcare services and products. Considering the high volumes and dimensionality of healthcare data, utilization of efficient techniques to manage the big data is inevitable.

In this talk, we describe the need and rationale for using the big data enabled techniques for healthcare data. As case studies, we will detail our work on developing recommendation systems for: (a) health insurance products recommendation, (b) health expert recommendation from social media, (c) identification of influential doctors from Twitter, and (d) disease risk assessment services. During the discussion on the cases studies, we will discuss the following issues that are particular to the recommender systems: (a) cold start, (b) long-tail problem, and (c) scalability.

Biography: Samee U. Khan received a BS degree in 1999 from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi, Pakistan, and a PhD in 2007 from the University of Texas, Arlington, TX, USA. Currently, he is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA. Prof. Khan’s research interests include optimization, robustness, and security of systems. His work hasappeared in over 300 publications. He is on the editorial boards of leading journals, such as IEEE Access, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, and IEEE IT Pro. He is an ACM Distinguished Speaker, an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, formerly IEE), and a Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS).

Practical Power Flow Controller Brings Benefits of Power Electronics to the Grid

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Friday, May 18th at 3:00 p.m., Kalyan Sen, Fulbright Scholar and Chief Technology Officer of Sen Engineering Solutions Inc., will be presenting “Practical Power Flow Controller Brings Benefits of Power Electronics to the Grid”.

Day & Time: Friday, May 18, 2018
3:00 p.m. ‐ 4:00 p.m.

Speaker: Kalyan Sen
Chief Technology Officer of Sen Engineering Solutions Inc.
Fulbright Scholar
Senior Member of IEEE

Location: Room BA4287, Bahen Center of Information Technology University of Toronto
40 St George St., Toronto
Ontario M5S 2E4

Contact: Sanaz Kanani

Organizer: IEEE Toronto Industry Applications & Power Electronics Society Join Chapter


Abstract: Power flow control techniques have been practiced, from using inductors, capacitors, transformers and load tap changers in the earlier days of electrical engineering to power electronics-based solutions in recent years. Even though the costs and complexities of the available solutions vary widely, the basic underlying theory of power flow control is still the same as it always has been. The question is which solution one should employ. The answer depends on knowing what the true need is. The power industry’s pressing need for the most economical ways to transfer bulk power along a desired path may be met by building new transmission lines, which is a long and costly process. Alternately, it may be quicker and cheaper to utilize the existing transmission lines more efficiently. The key is to identify the underutilized transmission lines and harness their dormant capacity to increase the power flows to the lines’ thermal limits.

Since the commissioning of the first commercial power electronics-based Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems (FACTS) controller two decades ago, a great deal has been learned about the true needs of a utility for its everyday use and they are high reliability, high efficiency, low installation and operating costs, component non-obsolescence, fast enough response for utility applications, high power density, interoperability, and easy relocation to adapt to changing power system’s needs while providing the optimal power flow control capability. This was the motivation to develop a SMART Power Flow Controller (SPFC) that enhances the controllability in an electric power transmission system by using functional requirements and cost-effective solutions.

The presentation is designed to provide the basic principles of power flow control theory, an overview of the most commonly used power flow controllers, and future trends. The presentation will be of particular interest to all utility power engineering professionals. The required background is an equivalent of an Electrical Engineering degree with familiarity in power engineering terminology. The audience will hear from an expert who actually designed and commissioned a number of power electronics-based FACTS controllers since its inception in the 1990s.

Biography: Kalyan Sen, a newly selected Fulbright Scholar, is the Chief Technology Officer of Sen Engineering Solutions, Inc. that specializes in developing SMART power flow controllers—a functional requirements-based and cost-effective solution. He spent 30 years in academia and industry and became a Westinghouse Fellow Engineer. He was a key member of the Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems (FACTS) development team at the Westinghouse Science & Technology Center in Pittsburgh. He contributed in all aspects (conception, simulation, design, and commissioning) of FACTS projects at Westinghouse. He conceived some of the basic concepts in FACTS technology. He has authored or coauthored more than 25 peer-reviewed publications, 8 issued patents, a book and 4 book chapters in the areas of FACTS and power electronics. He is the coauthor of the book titled, Introduction to FACTS Controllers: Theory, Modeling, and Applications, IEEE Press and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2009, which is also published in Chinese and Indian paperback editions. He is the co-inventor of Sen Transformer. He received BEE, MSEE, and PhD degrees, all in Electrical Engineering, from Jadavpur University, India, Tuskegee University, USA, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA, respectively. He also received an MBA from Robert Morris University, USA. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is a Distinguished Toastmaster who led District 13 of Toastmasters International as its Governor to be the 10th-ranking District in the world in 2007-8.

Kalyan, a Senior Member of IEEE, has served the organization in many positions. Under his leadership, IEEE Pittsburgh Section and its three chapters (PES, IAS and PELS) received Best Section and Chapter Awards. His other past positions included Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery (2002 – 2007), Technical Program Chair of the 2008 PES General Meeting in Pittsburgh, Chapters and Sections Activities Track Chair of the 2008 IEEE Sections Congress in Quebec City, Canada, PES R2 Representative (2010 and 2011) and Member of the IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE) Committee (2013, 2014). He has been serving as an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer since 2002. In that capacity, he has given presentations on power flow control technology more than 100 times in 15 countries. He is an inaugural class (2013) graduate of the IEEE CLE Volunteer Leadership Training (VOLT) program. Kalyan is the recepient of the IEEE Pittsburgh Section PES Outstanding Engineer Award (2004) and Outstanding Volunteer Service Award for reviving the local Chapters of PES and IAS from inactivity to world-class performance (2004). He has been serving as the Special Events Coordinator of the IEEE Pittsburgh Section for the last decade. He is the Region 1-3 & 7 Coordinator of Power Electronics Society.

Innovation4D Professional Networking Night

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Tuesday, March 6th at 5:30 p.m., join us for a night of networking and facility tours at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada with Innovation4D host organizations Xerox Research Centre of Canada,GreenCentre Canada, and Research, Innovation and Commercialization Centre. Open to members of IntelliFLEX, IEEE, and the Chemical Institute of Canada professional associations.

Transportation to and from downtown Toronto is available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Proof of membership may be requested at the door.

IntelliFLEX will also be hosting a day-course on printable, flexible, and hybrid electronics from 8:00 – 16:30 on March 6th. Registration is discounted for CIC, IEEE, and intelliFLEX members and will include admission to the networking event.

Day & Time: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Xerox Research Centre of Canada
2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1


Organizers: The Industry Relations Committee of IEEE Toronto is supporting collaboration with the Intelliflex (former CPEIA) finding ways to promote more opportunities to our members specially undergraduate and graduate students.

Schedule of Events:
5:30-6:15 pm – Arrival and registration
6:15 pm – Welcome and opening remarks (Pake Auditorium)
6:20 pm – Facility tour – first group
6:45 pm – Host organizations overviews (XRCC, RICC, GCC) and Innovation Hub – Client Case Study – Anomera
7:00 pm – Facility tour – second group
7:30 pm – Professional association overviews (CIC, IEEE, IntelliFlex)
7:45 pm – Facility tour – third group
8:25 pm – Closing Remarks
8:30 pm – Adjourn

Engineering a Greener Tomorrow

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Monday, April 9th at 6:00 p.m., Dr. Damir Novosel, IEEE PES Immediate Past President and now President of Quanta Technology LLC, will be presenting “Engineering a Greener Tomorrow”.

Day & Time: Monday, April 9, 2018
6:00 p.m. ‐ 7:00 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Damir Novosel
IEEE PES Immediate Past President
President, Quanta Technology LLC

Location: Bahen Center of Information Technology, Room BA4287
40 St George St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2E4

Contact: Hoda Youssef

Organizer: IEEE Toronto Industry Applications & Power Electronics Society Join Chapter


Abstract: Reliable and efficient electrical grid operation is critical to society. The electrical power and energy industry in the next decades is changing rapidly to meet the demands of the society and address challenges. New technology trends include development of more efficient, reliable, and cost-effective renewable generation and Distributed Energy Resources (DER), energy storage technologies, Electric Vehicles (EV), monitoring, protection, automation, and control devices, and communications that offer significant opportunities for realizing a sustainable and greener energy future. We are at a crossroads in making business and technical decisions that will allow us to optimally and cost-effectively manage the greener tomorrow.

The presentation will address some of the challenges and opportunities facing modern grids and how industry trends and innovation will shape the future grid. Topics included are:

• Industry Trends and Transformation Drivers
• Opportunities and challenges with distributed energy resources, microgrids, electrical vehicles and the role of storage
• Technologies for the changing nature of the grid
• Grid modernization roadmap
• Education and workforce needs
• Key success factors to prepare for the greener future

Biography: Dr. Damir Novosel is president of Quanta Technology, a subsidiary of Quanta Services, a Fortune 500 company. Previously, he was vice president of ABB Automation Products and president of KEMA T&D US.

Damir is elected to National Academy of Engineers in 2014. He served as IEEE Power and Energy Society President (2016-2017) and Vice President of Technical Activities (2011-2012) and is a member of the IEEE Standards Board. He is also a member of the CIGRE US National Committee and received the CIGRE Attwood Associate award.

Damir holds 17 US and international patents and published over 100 articles and was leading and participating in developing industry standards and guides, receiving IEEE PES 2011 and 2013 Prize Paper Awards. Dr. Novosel is also an adjunct professors of Electrical Engineering at North Carolina State University.

He holds PhD and MSc, BSc degrees in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University (where he was a Fulbright scholar), the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and the University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, respectively. Dr. Novosel was selected Mississippi State University Distinguished Engineering Fellow in 2015.

Symposium on Smart Cities and Transportation

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Wednesday, March 7th at 6:00 p.m., join us to hear from expert speakers providing us with an introduction to smart cities and a great overview on the plans and current projects that the city of Toronto is implementing in order to make our community more efficient and one of the top technological cities in North America.

Day & Time: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Lucia Casacia – Presentation Slides
Vice President, Cities and Infrastructure Projects, Siemens Canada

Dr. Tom Murad
Country Lead – Engineering, Technology & Academic Relations, Siemens Canada

Gregg Loane – Presentation Slides
Manager, ITS Capital Delivery for the City of Toronto

Fahad Khan – Presentation Slides
Project Lead, City of Toronto

Natasha Apollonova – Presentation Slides
Associate Vice President, Policy, Toronto Board of Trade

Location: Room 2106, Sidney Smith Hall, University of Toronto
100 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3

Contact: Omid Alizadeh


Organizer: This seminar is organized by IEEE Toronto’s Industry Relations Committee and the Power & Energy Chapter, in collaboration with Siemens Canada IEEE Committee and Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), and IEEE University of Toronto Student Branch.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Abstract & Agenda:

Intelligent infrastructure paves the way for smarter, more integrated systems that keep economies running and contribute to economic success, efficiency savings, and economics of scales. Buildings not only offer space for working and living, they are also capital investments. Their value can be maintained only if they are operated cost-effectively. A constant reliable energy supply is central for economic growth and stability, as well as social wellbeing. However today’s grids were not designed to handle the growing power requirements or the increasing proportion of fluctuating power generated from renewable sources. Transportation of people and goods is a top priority for metropolitan areas. Population growth, congestion and the growing demand for mobility all place increasing burdens on transport systems with negative impacts for businesses, residents and overall quality of life. A Smart City applies state-of-the-art solutions enabled and improved by holistic Integration for the sake of the people, of the administration, of the business as well as of the environment.

6:00 pm-6:30 pm: Opening

6:30 pm-7:00 pm: Introduction to Smart Cities by Lucia Casacia, Vice President, Cities and Infrastructure Projects, Siemens Canada & Dr. Tom Murad, Country Lead – Engineering, Technology & Academic Relations, Siemens Canada

7:00 pm-7:20 pm: Transportation Initiatives and Vision of the City of Toronto by Gregg Loanne, Manager of ITS, City of Toronto

7:20 pm-7:40 pm: Preparing for Automated Vehicles at the City of Toronto by Fahad Khan, Project Lead, City of Toronto

7:40 pm-8:00 pm: Focusing on Smart to Move Toronto from Good to Great by Natasha Apollonova, Associate Vice President, Policy, Toronto Board of Trade

8:00 pm-8:10 pm: Open Panel Discussion on Job Opportunities in Technology Infrastructure and Smart Cities

8:10 pm-8:20 pm: Q&A

8:20 pm-8:30 pm: Closing

Lucia Casacia
As the Vice President, Cities and Infrastructure Projects, Lucia leads Siemens Canada’s strategic focus on cities account management in order to leverage federal, provincial and municipal government infrastructure investment in cities across Canada. Lucia brings to Siemens extensive experience in the areas of engineering, construction management and commissioning of capital expansion projects. She is a valued member of Siemens Canada’s leadership team, most recently as the head of the Low Voltage & Products business unit in the Energy Management division.
Lucia is a graduate of McMaster University and has a Masters Certi_cate in Strategic Leadership from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto. Other areas of certi_cation include Operational Excellence and Lean Manufacturing (5S).

Dr. Tom Murad
Tom is a respected leader, thinker, and distinguished speaker on the topics of Engineering, Technology and Technical talents development and education and a member of PEO Engineering Order of Honour. Tom joined Siemens Canada in 2010, he is the founder of the Siemens Canada Engineering and Technology Academy “SCETA”, that he established and directed since October 2014. He is also serving as a member of various advisory Boards of Directors in the Industry and Academia. Tom has about 40 years of Professional Engineering and Technical Operations Executive Management including Academic and R&D work in Electrical power, Industrial Controls and Automation. Dr. Murad holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronics), and a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Power Electronics and Industrial Controls from Loughborough University of Technology in the UK, with a Leadership Program Certificate from Schulich Business School, York University in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Murad is a Fellow of Engineers Canada, a licensed (P.Eng.) member of The Professional Engineering Ontario (PEO); APEGA in Alberta, and NAPEG in the North Western Territories. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and is member of Board of Directors – IEEE Canada, past chair of Executive Committee – IEEE Toronto Section, member of Board of Directors – Canadian-German Centre for Innovation and Research, member of the PEO Licensing “Engineering Experience Review” – ERC Committee since 2002, member of OSPE’s Hamilton – Halton Engineering week Committee, and he is serving on various Advisory Boards in the Industry and the Academia.

Gregg Loane
Gregg is currently the Manager – ITS Capital Delivery for the City of Toronto. He has over 25 years of ITS experience, split evenly between the public and private sectors, with a focus on connecting client / user needs with appropriate transportation technology solutions, as well as education in the field of ITS. His current responsibilities include deploying ITS for a variety of municipal applications (e.g. signal control, incident management, traveller information, etc.), and for providing technical representation on Toronto’s Autonomous Vehicle Preparation and Unattended Aerial Vehicle Working Groups. In the private sector, he led large-scale ATIS deployments (e.g. the Los Angeles and Florida 511 systems). These experiences built his strengths in project management, project finance, and personnel management, and have provided insight into a wide range of ITS-related user needs.

Fahad Khan
Fahad is the Project Lead for Automated and Autonomous Vehicles with the City of Toronto. He is the first person in North America to be hired by a leading municipality tasked with the sole purpose of investigating and preparing for automated vehicles. Being a deep car lover and a person known for pushing boundaries, Fahad has worked hard to push Toronto’s transportation system to new levels of innovation and technology.

Natasha Apollonova
Natasha is the Assistant Vice President, Policy with Toronto Region Board of Trade (the Board). The Board is the chamber of commerce for Canada’s largest urban centre representing 12,000 Members and connecting more than 250,000 business professionals and influencers throughout the Toronto region. The Board is an influential thought leader on key business and public policy issues impacting the Toronto region’s globally competitive economy. Over the past eight years, Natasha has been actively engaged in the Board’s municipal and provincial campaigns. She has also been instrumental in raising the profile of Toronto as an international city region by leading the Board’s benchmarking analysis and liaising with key stakeholders including all three levels of government and business leaders. Natasha currently leads the Board’s Smart Cities Initiative and the Movement of Goods files. Natasha holds a Master degree in Business Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University, an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and is fluent in Russian. She is on the Board of Directors for Toronto Association for Business Economics (TABE) and mentors several young women professionals through Women in Capital Markets and TABE.

Introduction to Vehicle Safety, Simulation Tools for Autonomous Transportation and human-machine interface (HMI)

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Monday, February 26th at 11:00 a.m., come to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) to learn about vehicle safety and relevant restraint systems and more at the “Introduction to Vehicle Safety, Simulation Tools for Autonomous Transportation and human-machine interface (HMI)” seminar.

Day & Time: Monday, February 26, 2018
11:00 a.m. ‐ 12:30 p.m.: UB2080
12:30 p.m. ‐ 3:00 p.m.: SIRC 2020A

Dr. Stefan Dominico
Professor, Engineering mechanics and simulations, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt, Germany

Mr. Mohsen Tayefeh, M. Eng.
Regional Sales Manager, SimuTech Group

Mr. Roman Duplak P.Eng., M.Eng.
Business Development Manager, SimuTech Group

Dr. Moustafa El-Gindy, PEng
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Mr. Walter Hearn
Area Director, ANSYS, Inc.

Location: University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
2000 Simcoe St N
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4

Contact: Dr. Ahmad Barari, PEng


Organizer: IEEE Toronto Women in Engineering, IEEE Toronto Instrumentation-Measurement/Robotics-Automation, IEEE Toronto Magnetics

Abstract: Reducing the number of people killed in road accidents is an important and challenging task. Beside other aspects improving the vehicle safety helps to achieve this goal. A lot of effort is being made by car manufacturers all over the world to improve the so-called safety performance of newly developed vehicles.

This workshop will give a short introduction to vehicle safety and relevant restraint systems with a focus on the deployment of the restraint systems (“airbag sensing”) used to improve the protection of people (e.g. vehicle occupants) involved in a vehicle accident. Also, special focus will be on broad capabilities for simulating autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems — everything from high-fidelity, physics-based sensor modeling to ISO26262 and AUTOSAR compliant embedded software and human-machine interface development tools.

The following topics will be covered:

Introduction to Vehicle Safety

Engineering Simulation for Safety
– Driving scenarios
– Virtual road test autonomous vehicles

Restraint Systems and Airbag Sensing
– Restraint Systems
– Introduction to Airbag Sensing
– Airbag Sensing (Calibration) Development
– The future of Airbag Sensing
– Lessons Learned (for real live)

Vehicle Dynamics and Crash Simulation Research

Future Trends
– The race to develop autonomous vehicles (AV)
– Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)
– Autonomous driving technology — involving radar, lidar, V2X communication, sensor fusion and deep learning
– Safe automated driving

Dr. Stefan Dominico
Dr. Dominico has extensive working experience in German auto-industries including vehicle safety development for Adam Opel AG, and simulation at an engineering supplier (IHF – Ingenieurbüro Huß & Feickert), and several years research experience on nonlinear finite element simulations at the Universität Kassel.

Mr. Mohsen Tayefeh, M. Eng.
Mr. Tayefeh has been consultant to various industries in implementation of advanced technologies through partnership strategies for many years. He is an expert in computer aided engineering, finite element analysis and simulation. He also has extensive experience to design and manufacturing in automotive sector.

Mr. Roman Duplak P.Eng., M.Eng.
As a trusted advisor Roman helps companies to implement high technologies. Prior to this he worked as a Business Segment Director for the largest Bus Manufacturer in North America (i.e. New Flyer Industries) and as a Program Manager for Boeing. Moreover, his technical background consisted of working as a Chief Engineer in electromechanical actuation technologies, which brings lots of added value to this seminar.

Dr. Moustafa El-Gindy, PEng
Dr. El-Gindy is a leading researcher on vehicle safety and crash worthiness analysis. His research interests includes articulated heavy vehicles, bus testing and simulation, crash testing and simulations, high-velocity impact and ballistics simulation, self-steering axles simulation, Tire mechanics, and virtual human modelling.

Mr. Walter Hearn
Mr. Hearn has been in leadership roles with ANSYS for more than 10 years. Currently he is directing multiple direct and indirect teams across the Central U.S. and Canada. His successful strategies in supervising partnerships with companies will bring significant added value and we will learn many practical success stories from him during this seminar.

Visit Hamilton’s Innovative Technology Companies and Researchers

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Update: This event has been postponed, the new date and time will be determined at a future date.

Students are invited to join a tour of McMaster Innovation Park, where innovators will be giving talks and workshops displaying their products, services and research.

Day & Time: Postponed, New Day & Time TBD

Location: 175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton
ON L8P 0A1

Contact & Register: To register, email Zac at

Organizer: IEEE Toronto Women in Engineering, IEEE Toronto Instrumentation-Measurement/Robotics-Automation