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IEEE Humber Winter Coding Sessions #1

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

This is a series of programming sessions lead by instructor Andew Rudder designed to prepare our IEEE at Humber student branch for future coding challenges such as IEEE Xtreme. These sessions will be held at Humber College and will be interactive so please bring a laptop with you. Please join us for hot chocolate, donuts, and the sharing of coding knowledge.

Day & Time: Friday January 11th, 2019
5:10 p.m. ‐ 8:00 p.m.

Speaker: Andew Rudder
Secretary, IEEE at Humber Student Branch

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE, Humber Student Branch

Location: Humber College North Campus, Room F310

Contact: IEEE Humber

IEEE Humber Programming Session #5 Fall 2018 Series

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

This is a series of programming sessions lead by instructor Andew Rudder designed to prepare our IEEE at Humber student branch for future coding challenges such as IEEE Xtreme. These sessions will be held at Humber College and will be interactive so please bring a laptop with you. Over the 6 weeks we will be practicing logic questions while learning new coding techniques from sorting to data structures. The sessions will also be open to questions and student ideas.

Day & Time: Friday November 30th, 2018
5:00 p.m. ‐ 8:00 p.m.

Speaker: Andew Rudder
Secretary, IEEE at Humber Student Branch

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE, Humber Student Branch

Location: Humber College North Campus, Room F312

Contact: IEEE Humber

Abstract:

Our next programming session is Friday November 30th, from 5pm – 8pm in room F312. Snacks will be served!

Last week we reviewed Link lists and the key differences & uses between Link-Lists and Arrays. We then covered vectors in depth. And then, we went further with stenography with a demonstration of an LSB bitmap encoder. Sample code for this encoder is located in week 4 of this google drive:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JWns0X22mWdXAyJdGHH_pc0kRNG0pM12

This week we will continue exploring stenography, practice with vectors, and take a deeper look into strings.

Rethink Cities – A FIDIC/EFCA White Paper on Sustainable Urban Development

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Friday December 14th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Laleh Farhadi, MSc Urban and Regional Planning, will be presenting “Rethink Cities – A FIDIC/EFCA White Paper on Sustainable Urban Development”.

Day & Time: Friday December 14th, 2018
1:00 p.m. ‐ 2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Laleh Farhadi, MSc Urban and Regional Planning

Organizers: Magnetics Chapter, WIE IEEE Toronto

Location: Ryerson University, Victoria Building (VIC)
285 Victoria St., 7th Floor, Room 736 (conference room)
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W1

Contact: Reza Dibaj

Abstract: Today, over half of the world’s population lives in cities covering 2- 3 % of the Earth’s land area, using 75 % of all energy and emitting 80% of all carbon dioxide. Infrastructure investments in many countries and cities are not at a desirable level or they are steered in the wrong direction while many cities are growing faster geographically than population-wise. Society has to rethink cities.

The FIDIC White Paper addresses the need of evolving resource efficiency in cities with increased focus on planning and making socially and economically attractive areas, well-functioning spatial structures and energy efficient systems.

To meet the increasingly complex challenges of cities, holistic and integrated approach is needed and rightly applied regarding emissions, climate, resilience, climate risks, flooding, biodiversity, energy and material use, improved quality of life and social responsibility.

Biography: Laleh Farhadi is an Urban Planner, internationally experienced in both private and public sectors on different types of plans and projects related to the city and its ongoing challenges.

During a project in Consulting Engineering Firm, while reviewing and providing feedback for a FIDIC White Paper called “Rethink Cities”, she faced the fact that the total built environment (not just the individual buildings) requires sustainable overall solutions that form synergies in solutions for society, buildings, infrastructure, and technical systems.

This presentation based on FIDIC/ EFCA White Paper is a step forward to this knowledge and responsibility sharing with the hope of professional cooperation among various effecting fields in the city.

Smart Connected Buildings Form the Foundation of Smart City: Today’s Possibility, Tomorrow’s Necessity

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Monday December 10th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Amir Shabani, Ph.D., P.Eng., Canada Industrial Research Chair (IRCC) in Smart Connected Buildings, will be presenting “Smart Connected Buildings Form the Foundation of Smart City: Today’s Possibility, Tomorrow’s Necessity”.

Day & Time: Monday December 10th, 2018
1:00 p.m. ‐ 2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Amir Shabani, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Canada Industrial Research Chair (IRCC) in Smart Connected Buildings

Organizers: Magnetics Chapter, WIE IEEE Toronto

Location: Ryerson University, Department of Computer Science, Room 288
George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre
245 Church Street Toronto, ON M5B 2K3

Contact: Reza Dibaj

Abstract: Have you ever been or worked in a space/classroom that the air was not fresh enough, too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer? Have you ever wondered why even a brand new LEED-certified building is not smart enough and does not let the occupants control their environment, in terms of temperature, lighting et cetera.

This presentation aims to provide some insights on the challenges the current industry of building automation is facing and the opportunities that the new advancement such as Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Adaptive Machine Learning (AML) could bring to this industry to make buildings smarter and sociable. In the context of smart city, rather than buildings being primarily treated as loads, intelligent buildings play a significant role in saving energy and improving the comfort and productivity of the occupants; emphasizing the needs for buildings to be social: interact with occupants, share data with each other, learn from each other, and help each other.

Biography: Dr. Amir Shabani is the NSERC Industrial Research Chair (IRCC) in Smart Connected Buildings. He is the director of Intelligent Building Automation Systems (IBAS) lab at George Brown College, Toronto, where his research team is closely collaborating with industry leaders on deployment, assessment, and development of new technologies that make homes and buildings smarter and social.

IEEE Humber Programming Session #4 Fall 2018 Series

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

This is a series of programming sessions lead by instructor Andew Rudder designed to prepare our IEEE at Humber student branch for future coding challenges such as IEEE Xtreme. These sessions will be held at Humber College and will be interactive so please bring a laptop with you. Over the 6 weeks we will be practicing logic questions while learning new coding techniques from sorting to data structures. The sessions will also be open to questions and student ideas.

Day & Time: Friday November 23rd, 2018
5:00 p.m. ‐ 8:00 p.m.

Speaker: Andew Rudder
Secretary, IEEE at Humber Student Branch

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE, Humber Student Branch

Location: Humber College North Campus, Room F312

Contact: IEEE Humber

Abstract:

This Friday, November 23 at 5pm, we will be having our 4th programming session. The session will be held in F312, in one of the hive rooms. Please let us know if you can attend.

Due to the popularity and interest in these sessions, we will be extending these sessions to 3 hours from now on. Last week we practiced with Link Lists but asked everyone to try and finish a complete link list with these functions by this Friday:

createNode
addFront
printList
AddLast
deleteFront
deleteLast

I attached a sample of a link list with only the first three functions. At the beginning of the next session we will answer any lingering link lists questions, and Andrew Rudder will go over the advantages and disadvantages of using a link list. Also, Robert Lengyel will be talking about vectors and strings. With our remaining time we will be continuing to explore steganography.

This Google drive link has all of the documents and coding files we utilized during the first 2 sessions.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JWns0X22mWdXAyJdGHH_pc0kRNG0pM12

IEEE Humber Programming Session #3 Fall 2018 Series

Friday, November 16th, 2018

This is a series of programming sessions lead by instructor Andew Rudder designed to prepare our IEEE at Humber student branch for future coding challenges such as IEEE Xtreme. These sessions will be held at Humber College and will be interactive so please bring a laptop with you. Over the 6 weeks we will be practicing logic questions while learning new coding techniques from sorting to data structures. The sessions will also be open to questions and student ideas.

Day & Time: Friday November 16th, 2018
5:00 p.m. ‐ 7:00 p.m.

Speaker: Andew Rudder
Secretary, IEEE at Humber Student Branch

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE, Humber Student Branch

Location: Humber College North Campus, Room F321

Contact: IEEE Humber

Abstract:

We will be having our 3rd programming session! The session will be held in F312, in one of the hive rooms. As usual donuts will be served!

This week we will be practicing what we learned in the first couple of sessions. So if you haven’t attended the first 2 sessions, this is your chance to catch up! Andrew Rudder and Robert Lengyel will be there to assist us when needed, but this will be more about the group helping each other.

The first 2 weeks we covered pointers, structs, link lists, and practiced some logic problems with loops and functions.

This Google drive link has all of the documents and coding files we utilized during the sessions.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JWns0X22mWdXAyJdGHH_pc0kRNG0pM12

And here is a good video on structs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5pA7RvvQDg

IEEE Toronto Centennial Workshop: Distributed Machine Learning, The Future of Programming in The Present

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Saturday Dec 1, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Reza Dibaj, Chair of Magnetics Chapter, IEEE Toronto Section, will be presenting an IEEE Toronto Centennial Workshop: “Distributed Machine Learning, The Future of Programming in The Present”.

Day & Time: Saturday December 1st, 2018
5:30 p.m. ‐ 6:30 p.m.

Speaker: Reza Dibaj
Chair of Magnetics Chapter, IEEE Toronto Section

Organizers: Magnetics Chapter, IEEE Toronto Centennial College Chapter, WIE IEEE Toronto

Location: Room A3-17
Centennial College, Progress Campus
941 Progress Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M1G 3T8

Contact: Reza Dibaj

Abstract: Machine Learning (ML) and statistical techniques have provided a new era that enables us to convert the data to information and transform the information into actionable knowledge. Moreover, distributed computing ecosystems provide the ability to break down the computation burdens among commodity hardware, thanks to cloud environments. Among all the attempts in this road, SciKit and TensorFlow are two states of the art libraries that can be used in Python and this seminar will open the gate to know their bases.

App-a-thon

Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Saturday November 10th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. the “App-a-thon” is starting – a competition in which students are challenged to create a Mobile Application within a span of 24-hours. This is an open-ended hackathon where creativity and technical skills are encouraged to develop a unique App.

Day & Time: 10:00 a.m. Saturday November 10th – 10:00 a.m. Sunday November 11th, 2018

Organizers: IEEE Ryerson Student Branch, IEEE Toronto WIE

Location: Room ENG 303
George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre
Ryerson University
Toronto, ON M5B 1Z4

Register: https://goo.gl/qEKyU4

Contact: ieee.ryersonu@gmail.com

For regular updates checkout, the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/203391940542115/

Iguana Interface Engine, A day in the life of an integration engineer

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Iguana interface engine allows integration with EHRs and other healthcare applications. Several EHRs systems can be connected via Iguana: Epic, Allscrips, Meditech, athenahealth, Cerner, etc. Iguana can process any data format and supports all protocols.

Date & Time: Friday, October 12, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Speakers: Amandeep Aujla, Integration Engineer at iNTERFACEWARE

Location: Centennial College, Progress Campus, Room A3-15

Organizer: Education Committee, IEEE Toronto Section

Contact: Dr. Maryam Davoudpour

Surgical Robots: Innovation, Opportunities, Challenges

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, the GYBO Robotics Network will be hosting a symposium “Surgical Robots: Innovation, Opportunities, Challenges”.

Day & Time: Wednesday October 17th, 2018
2:00 p.m. ‐ 5:00 p.m.

Organizers: GYBO Robotics Network, IEEE Toronto Women in Engineering, IEEE Toronto Instrumentation & Measurement – Robotics & Automation Chapter, Autodesk, Synaptive

Location: Autodesk Toronto
661 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 1M1

RVSP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/surgical-robots-innovation-opportunities-challenges-registration-50073521250?discount=IEEEWIE

Description: Canada is home to numerous initiatives in surgical robotics technologies including the commercialized work of Synaptive Medical, the research on KidsArm at Sick Kids and investment in innovation centres such as the CSTAR research group.

With its world-leading hubs in health research and innovation, Canada has a unique opportunity to combine key assets for innovation leadership; a highly concentrated health innovation cluster, engineering and technical talent to create the solutions of the future, and a single-payer system to support their larger scale adoption.

The symposium will explore home-grown Canadian innovations, invite technology users and adopters to highlight what opportunities exist for these technologies, and host a discussion on the challenges in bringing these technologies to market, including their validation, adoption, policy innovation and how they will transform the healthcare system and practice.

Agenda:

2:00 pm Networking

2:15 pm Surgical Robotic Technology Innovation in Canada – Technical Talks
– Leila Kheradpir​, M.Sc., P.Eng, Director, Hardware Engineering, Synaptive Medical
– Tim Fielding, Medical Product Development Manager, MDA
– Thomas Looi, Program Director, Centre for Image Guided Innovation and Therapeutic Intervention, Hospital for Sick Children
– Rajni Patel, Director of Engineering, Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics and Canada Research Chair in Advanced Robotics and Control, Western University

3:20 pm Surgical Robots: Needs, Opportunities and Gaps – User Talks
– Dr. Taymaa May, Gynaecologist, Oncologist, and Surgical Scientist, UHN Princess Margaret Hospital, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

3:50 pm Networking

4:10 pm Panel Discussion
– Cameron Piron, CoFounder and Member of the Board, Synaptive Medical
– Tim Reedman, Director, Commercial Systems, MDA Robotics
– Rajni Patel, Director of Engineering, Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics and Canada Research Chair in Advanced Robotics and Control, Western University
– Leila Kheradpir​, M.Sc., P.Eng, Director, Hardware Engineering, Synaptive Medical

4:50 pm Closing Remarks

5:00 pm Networking