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Women in Robotics: Early Careers in Robotics, Hardware and AI

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

Wednesday, April 4th at 6:00 p.m., come and hear from a group of young engineers as they share their experiences finding jobs, where they see opportunities, and what they wish they knew when they first started out – “Women in Robotics: Early Careers in Robotics, Hardware and AI”.

Day & Time: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
6:00 p.m. ‐ 9:00 p.m.

Speakers:
Fiona Chui, UAS Intelligence Developer, SkyX Systems Corp
Geneviève Foley, Senior Research Engineer, Medical Robotics, Kinova
Kirusha Srimohanarajah, Technology Transfer Developer, Synaptive Medical

Location: OnRamp, Suite 150
100 College Street, Toronto ON M5G 1L5

RVSP: https://www.meetup.com/GYBORobotics/events/249241506

Organizer: IEEE Toronto Women in Engineering, Instrumentation & Measurement – Robotics & Automation Chapter

Abstract: In celebration of National Engineering Month, March 2018 and International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018, come and hear from a group of young engineers as they share their experiences finding jobs, where they see opportunities, and what they wish they knew when they first started out. The speakers will also share some of their work.

This event is produced by the GYBO Robotics Network in partnership with the Society of Women Engineers Toronto and the IEEE Women in Engineering Toronto Chapter.

IEEE Ryerson Python Workshop 5

Monday, March 19th, 2018

IEEE Ryerson Student Branch, IEEE Ryerson Computer Chapter, IEEE WIE, IEEE Computational Intelligence Chapter, and Robotics/ Automation Chapter are pleased to announce the start of their series of python workshops. A series of 6 workshops will give the participants the ability to use the basics of python as well as Machine learning 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 19, 2018

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

Contact: ieee.ryersonu@gmail.com

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

IEEE Ryerson – IOT Smart City Hackathon

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

IEEE Ryerson presents IOT for Smart Cities Hackathon. It is a 24 hour hackathon happening on March 24th. Attendees can join as a team of 3 or we can place you in a team. It’s an open Hackathon, so anyone from any department and any institution can attend; doesn’t matter about your skill level and experience. Teams will present their final projects in front of a panel of judges for a chance to win prize money and an exciting opportunity to network with variety of industry personnel. Materials will be provided on the day of the hackathon.

1st Place: $750
2nd Place: $500
3rd Place: $250

Day & Time: 9:00 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018

Location: George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre
245 Church St., Toronto, Ontario

Contact: Dr. Maryam Davoudpour

Organizer: IEEE Ryerson, IEEE Toronto WIE, IEEE Toronto Instrumentation & Measurement – Robotics & Automation

Hardware, such as Micrcontrollers, a variety of sensors, and other peripherals etc. will be provided and you are free to use to the web as a resource!

Prizes will be awarded for the first 3 teams, and professional from IBM, City of Brampton will be present!
Apply at: https://www.iotsmartcityhack.tech by Sunday, March 18th!

Acceptance applicant will be required to pay $10 fee.

IEEE Ryerson Python Workshop 4

Monday, March 12th, 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 fourth 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 12, 2018
6:00 p.m. ‐ 8:00 p.m.

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

Contact: ieee.ryersonu@gmail.com

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

Data Security and Privacy in Healthcare

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Monday, April 9th at 12:30 p.m., Dave Rajnauth, will be presenting “Data Security and Privacy in Healthcare”.

Day & Time: Monday, April 9, 2018
12:30 p.m.

Speaker: Dave Rajnauth
GRA Consultants

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: Complex challenges of data security and privacy in healthcare requires innovative and cost effective solutions for healthcare organizations. A good understanding of these challenges and the complex task of protecting data privacy is essential in preventing data breaches. This presentation is an overview of the cybersecurity challenges face by health care organizations.

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
Paladion

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)

Contact: ieee.ryersonu@gmail.com

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

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-ryerson-python-workshop-3-tickets-43189931247

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.

Speakers:
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

Register: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/168324

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

Biography:
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

Speakers:
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

Register: http://go.simutechgroup.com/autonomous-systems-uoit

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

Biography:
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.