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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

DEWCOM 2018: The 3rd International Workshop on Dew Computing

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Dew computing is a new computing model appeared after the wide acceptance of cloud computing. While cloud computing uses centralized servers to provide various services, dew computing uses on-premises computers to provide decentralized, cloud-friendly, and collaborative micro services to end-users. Dew computing is an on-premises computer software-hardware organization paradigm in the cloud computing environment, which is complementary to cloud computing. The key features of dew computing are that on-premises computers provide functionality independent of cloud services and they also collaborate with cloud services.

This year, DEWCOM 2018 will be held at the same venue with the 28th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (CASCON 2018). One of the goals of this arrangement is for Dew Computing researchers to exchange ideas with industry partners. Welcome researchers, professionals, and students currently working in any areas to participate this event and to be pioneers of this new research area.

Day & Time: October 29th – 30th, 2018

Organizers: IEEE Computer Society Dew Computing Special Technical Community (DewCom STC), IEEE Toronto WIE

Location: Hilton Toronto / Markham Suites Conference Center and Spa, Meeting Room Elm 1.
8500 Warden Avenue, Markham, Canada L6G 1A5

Parking voucher is available upon request.

Register: http://www.dewcomputing.org/index.php/dewcom-2018/

Contact: dewcom2018@easychair.org

Schedule:

Session 1 (Tutorial/Presentations): Oct. 29, 3:15 – 5:15pm.
Session 2 (Presentations): Oct. 30, 8:30 – 10:00am
Nutrition Break: 10:00 – 10:15am.
Session 3 (Presentations): Oct. 30, 10:15am. – 12:00pm
Lunch: 12:00 -1:00pm.
Session 4 (Presentations/DewCom STC Committee Meeting): Oct.30, 1:00 – 3:00pm.
Nutrition Break: 3:00 – 3:15pm.
Session 5 (DewCom STC Committee Meeting): 3:15 – 5:15pm.

IEEE WIE ILS 2018 Toronto

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Summit (WIE ILS) is here for the first time in Toronto, Canada!

IEEE Canada WIE is delighted to invite you to meet us on September 15th and 16th, 2018 at the Hilton Mississauga Meadowvale and participate in our 2-day summit. With “STEMpowered Leadership” as the theme, the summit aims at inspiring, engaging, and empowering women in STEM.

IEEE WIE International Leadership Summit is launched as a part of IEEE WIE’s portfolio of global initiatives that provide opportunities for networking, mentorship, and collaboration. Past IEEE WIE Summits have been extremely successful and have made an outstanding impact on communities around the globe!

Learn more and register at http://sites.ieee.org/wieils-toronto-2018/.

Ardunio Microcontroller Programming

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

The workshop is to continue learning Ardunio microcontroller programming.

In this workshop, continue the discussion about 7 segment LED , learning about Shift register and the application with Arduino board and keypad integration. The workshop involves hardware and software.

Date & Time: Monday July 23rd, 2018
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE, IEEE Toronto Instrumentation Measurement – Robotics Automation Chapter, IEEE Humber Student Affinity Group

Location: Humber North Campus, J Building

For information, please contact: Zahraa Khalil

Ardunio Microcontroller Programming

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

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

In this workshop, we are going to introduce Pulse with Modulation concept and program Arduino to see it. Introducing 7 segment LED ( common cathode and anode) and going through wiring and programming.

Date & Time: Monday July 16th, 2018
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE, IEEE Toronto Instrumentation Measurement – Robotics Automation Chapter, IEEE Humber Student Affinity Group

Location: Humber North Campus, J Building

For information, please contact: Zahraa Khalil

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