IEEE Montréal – Board Meeting

Montréal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual:

Chairs and Officers of all Chapters, Affinity Groups (WIE, YP, IR, Humanitarian, etc...), Student Branches, Counselors, Ambassadors, and ExCom: Please join us online for a meeting on February 2, from 18:00 to 20:00 via Zoom. This meeting is a chance to get together virtually, discuss accomplishments of the previous period, and plan for the future events. It would be great if everyone could make an effort and attend the meeting - we want to hear from you! Montréal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual:

Terahertz Days: Plasmonic Terahertz Optoelectronics

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Although unique potentials of terahertz waves for chemical identification, material characterization, biological sensing, and medical imaging have been recognized for quite a while, the relatively poor performance, higher costs, and bulky nature of current terahertz systems continue to impede their deployment in field settings. In this talk, I will describe some of our recent results on developing fundamentally new terahertz electronic/optoelectronic components and imaging/spectrometry architectures to mitigate performance limitations of existing terahertz systems. In specific, I will introduce new designs of high-performance photoconductive terahertz sources that utilize plasmonic nanoantennas to offer terahertz radiation at record-high power levels of several milliwatts – demonstrating more than three orders of magnitude increase compared to the state of the art. I will describe that the unique capabilities of these plasmonic nanoantennas can be further extended to develop terahertz detectors and heterodyne spectrometers with quantum-level detection sensitivities over a broad terahertz bandwidth at room temperatures, which has not been possible through existing technologies. To achieve this significant performance improvement, plasmonic antennas and device architectures are optimized for operation at telecommunication wavelengths, where very high power, narrow linewidth, wavelength tunable, compact and cost-effective optical sources are commercially available. Therefore, our results pave the way to compact and low-cost terahertz sources, detectors, and spectrometers that could offer numerous opportunities for e.g., medical imaging and diagnostics, atmospheric sensing, pharmaceutical quality control, and security screening systems. And finally, I will briefly highlight our research activities on development of new types of high-performance terahertz passive components (e.g., modulators, tunable filters, and beam deflectors) based on novel reconfigurable meta-films. Co-sponsored by: STARaCOM (Montreal) Speaker(s): Mona Jarrahi, Gunes Karabulut Kurt Agenda: 03:45 PM - 04:00 PM: Connecting to Zoom and welcoming the participants 04:00 PM - 04:05 PM: Workshop and Speaker introduction by chair of Terahertz Days workshop Series, Dr. Gunes Karabulut Kurt 04:05 PM - 05:05 PM: Talk by Prof. Mona Jarrahi 05:05 PM - 05:30 PM: Q & A session Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Canada LMAG Chairs Meetings


A monthly virtual meeting of the executive of Life Member Affinity Groups to disuss ideas. Agenda: Role Call Agenda Updates Minutes of last meeting Life Members Committee Report Section Reports New Business 2022-02-21 ( 2022-03-21 ( Virtual:

Clarifying the path to becoming a Professional Engineer


If you are an engineering undergraduate or post-graduate student, or a recent graduate starting out your engineering career, then this seminar might be for you. In it you will learn: - What is PEO? - What engineering experience is PEO looking for once I graduate? - I have international engineering education and experience; how is that evaluated by PEO? - How is my engineering experience evaluated by PEO? - How do I prepare my Experience Record? - What is the PPE? - What is the EIT Program and the Student Membership Program? Emphasis of this webinar will be on the P. Eng. licensure process - what PEO is looking for. The webinar will focus on how engineering experience is evaluated and how you can facilitate the process. Learn the dos and don’ts of preparing your licensing application for evaluation. To participate, you will require: internet connection to view the webinar, and/or phone access to dial into the conference for audio. We look forward to speaking with you! Co-sponsored by: Professional Engineers Ontario Virtual:

Accurate Material Characterization over THz Frequency Range

Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual:

This presentation will begin with a general discussion on the current landscape of THz research and development. In particular, the state-of-the-art of MHz-through-THz material characterization will be briefly reviewed. Subsequently, two groups of free-space THz measurement techniques will be described for accurate material characterization and parametric extraction in connection with frequency independent optical paths. Quasi-optical mirror and lens systems are studied and developed over THz range to achieve precision complex permittivity measurements of dielectric substrates, films, and materials. To achieve a wide plane wave zone for the center of four-parabolic-mirror systems, two corrugated horns are designed and fabricated for the measurement systems. The Gaussicity of the corrugated horn is larger than 97.4%. For the proposed multiple reflection model and direct wave model, a set of closed-form expressions of loss tangent are derived from transmission parameters of the measurement systems. The resolution and uncertainty of loss tangent are examined according to the working frequency, the thickness of wafer or substrate, the real part of relative permittivity, and the transmission measurement uncertainty. The complex permittivity of Rogers/Duroid series PCB substrates, which are commonly used at microwave frequencies, and silicon wafers are measured over THz ranges. Co-sponsored by: STARaCOM (Montreal) Speaker(s): Ke Wu, Agenda: 10:45 AM - 10:55 AM: Opening the workshop, Mansour Naslcheraghi, Chair of YP Montreal 10:55 AM - 11:05 AM: Workshop and Speaker introduction by chair of Terahertz Days workshop Series, Dr. Gunes Karabulut Kurt 11:05 AM - 12:05 PM: Talk by Prof. Ke Wu 12:05 PM - 12:45 PM: Q & A session Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual:


Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual:

The IEEE Montreal Section, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Montreal Chapter, IEEE Solid State Circuits Society Montreal Chapter, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, and ReSMiQ – Regroupement Stratégique en Microsystèmes du Québec invite you to attend the talk by Prof. Paulo Diniz from Department OF Electronics and Computer Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday March 1st, 2022. The event is virtual and registration is free. Co-sponsored by: IEEE Montreal Section, IEEE Montreal Chapters of CAS and SSC Speaker(s): DR. PAULO S. R. DINIZ, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual:

Career Planning as an Antidote to a Competitive Job Market

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Virtual:

Join us for this talk on "Career Planning as an Antidote to a Competitive Job Market" with David Lafferty and Karim Abuawad on March 8th, starting at 11:30 AM. In this presentation, both speakers will discuss how to make career plans to help people find jobs in today's competitive job market. Speaker(s): David Lafferty, Karim Abuawad Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Virtual:

CubeSat, CubeSat Antennas, and Link Budget Analysis (APS Montréal)

2500 chemin de polytechnique, Polytechnique Montreal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, H3T1j4, Virtual:

CubeSat, a modular type of standardized modern small satellites, have been gaining steady popularity and attention from universities and space industries. In addition to education purpose, CubeSats have various promising applications as low-cost space exploration vehicles for technology demonstrations, multi-point observations of space environment, and monitoring/reporting proper deployment of expensive deep space instruments. Antennas are critical components for CubeSat missions. A CubeSat antenna may provide some or all of the following functions: telemetry, tracking, command (TT\&C), high speed downlink for payload data, receiving positioning data, and inter-satellite cross links. Most often, different antennas are required to keep the CubeSat assembly in modular fashion. On the other hand, antenna engineers strive to create solutions that could pack more functionality into one unit. This brings up a need to understand basics of CubeSat development cycle and link budget analysis, so that an electrical engineer would have sound knowledge of limiting factors (posed by the mechanical system and hardware of a CubeSat) to the antennas design. With rapid advancement of electronics, novel mechanical design, and aerospace technology, new progress in CubeSats is emerging every day. This calls for interests and early involvements of creative young minds. The objective of this presentation is to convey the basics of CubeSat development cycle, launch methods, typical CubeSat orbits, link budget analysis, various antenna solutions, and feasible classroom projects. Co-sponsored by: Staracomm Montréal, IEEE Young Professionals, IEEE Montréal Speaker(s): Prof. Reyhan Baktur, 2500 chemin de polytechnique, Polytechnique Montreal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, H3T1j4, Virtual:

Integrated Solar-Pannel Antennas (APS Montréal)

2500 chemin de polytechnique, Polytechnique Montreal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, H3T1j4, Virtual:

Conformal Integration of antennas with solar panels has wide applications, from small spacecraft, Mars rovers, to self-powered wireless sensors. It is particularly beneficial when the surface real estate is a major challenge, such as a CubeSat. A strategic integration not only reduces the development cost, promotes a robust communication link, but also increases the mission capacity by allowing more science instruments to be mounted on the CubeSat. This lecture covers different conformal antenna designs for solar panel integration, from UHF to Ka band. It includes antennas integrated under solar cells, around solar cells, and optically transparent antennas integrated on top of solar cells. It also covers low gain and high gain design. The high gain design mainly focuses on reflectarray antenna, which may be beneficial to those who wishes to study the subject. As these antennas are integrated with solar panel, a unique and complex subsystem, effects of solar cells on the antenna and vice versa need to be analyzed and quantified. The lecture presents analysis of a typical space-certified solar cell, extracted model, experimental set-up to quantify the interaction between solar cells and the integrated antennas. Co-sponsored by: Staracomm Montréal, IEEE Young Professionals, IEEE Montréal Speaker(s): Prof. Reyhan Baktur, 2500 chemin de polytechnique, Polytechnique Montreal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, H3T1j4, Virtual:

Towards a Safe and Intelligent Automobile – Workshop Series

PES University 100 Feet Ring Road, Banashankari Stage III, Dwaraka Nagar, Banashankari, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

IEEE Consumer Technology Society (CTSoc) Bangalore Chapter announces a workshop series focused on Automobile industry, with the car having hundreds of consumer electronics components. Safe computing is a key care about in this industry. In the first of the series, we begin with the analysis of the safety stack at different levels, introduced by experts in the industry. The workshop is targeted at professionals working in Automotive OEMs, Software and Component suppliers, Automotive Suppliers, and Semiconductor manufacturers providing driver and other critical software components. The first workshop, focused on this industry will introduce the safety stack and latest trends, and will deep dive into the recently standardised Vulkan SC API for safety in the Graphics pipeline. Post-workshop updates: The presentation slides for the Functional Safety topic (by Mr. Vasant Kumar Easwaran) is at Vulkan SC slides Report Some images from the workshop:    Dec 3, 2022 Agenda: 9 AM - 9.30 AM - Registration 9.30 AM - 9.45 AM - Introduction to the Workshop, Mr. Arun Shankar, Head of Innovation, Continental Automotive India and Chairman, IEEE CTSoc, Bangalore Chapter 9.45 AM - 10.45 AM - "Safety as in the eyes of the beholder - An Automotive OEM perspective" by Mr. Vasant Easwaran, Sr Manager, Functional Safety, Rivian Automotive (US) - (via video conferencing) 10.45 AM - 11.15 AM Vulkan SC workshop - by Mr. Mukund Keshava, System Software Engineer, Nvidia & Mr. Sruthik Patibandlla, System Software Engineer, Nvidia 11.15 AM - 11.45 AM - Introduction to Vulkan 11.45 AM - 12.15 PM - Why Vulkan Safety Critical Profile 12.15 PM - 12.45 PM - Basic philosophy of Vulkan SC 2 PM - 3.30 PM - VulkanSC vs Vulkan (Static Memory, Offline Compilation, Fault Handling) 4 PM - 4.30 PM - Vulkan SC Workflow 4.30 PM - 5 PM - Code Examples, Q&A Venue: PES University, Ring Road Campus 100ft Ring Road, BSK III Stage, Bangalore - 560085 Date: Dec 3, Saturday Registration and Fee: This is an In-person event, and prior registration is mandatory. Seats are limited. Please register at IEEE members: INR 3500 Non-IEEE members: INR 4000 Student members/Research Scholars: INR 500 Registration fee can be paid by bank transfer to below account, Account Name: “IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Bangalore Chapter” Account Number: 30903-38644 (SB Account) Bank Details: Central Bank of India, 71 Miller Road, Bangalore 560052, India Bank Branch: Millers Road Branch (Extn.) IFSC Code: CBIN0282314 (For transfer from within India) Please update the payment transaction ID in the form. Currently, we do not support any other mode of payment. For queries, email us at events-ieee-ctsoc at Speaker Profiles Mr. Vasant Kumar Easwaran,  leads the Low Voltage ECU functional safety organization at Rivian. He has played key leadership roles in the past across domains, including SoC and PMIC Functional Safety Architecture contributing to SoC and PMIC devices spanning across two generations of automotive autonomous driving products and the 4th generation of Automotive Cockpit products at Qualcomm. He is proficient in driving product compliance to various parts of the ISO26262:2018 standard. His prior experience includes SoC architecture definition across 3 generations of TI Jacinto family (automotive infotainment), TI TDAx family (ASIL complaint ADAS) of devices. Mr. Mukund Keshava, is currently working at NVIDIA as a system software engineer in the Tegra Graphics team, focusing on VulkanSC development. Prior to NVIDIA, he was working with Bosch, working on an OpenGL ES based 3D MapEngine. Mr. Sruthik Patibandlla, is working at NVIDIA as a system software engineer in the Tegra Graphics Team, currently focusing on Graphics drivers for QNX and Safety. Organizing Committee Prabindh Sundareson (Nvidia/CTSOC) Arun Shankar Bhat (Continental/CTSOC) Dr T Sudarshan (Dean of Research, PES) Dr Shikha Tripathi (Director, cRAIS and Professor, Department of ECE, PES) Dr Rajini M (Department of ECE, PES) Dr Anuradha (Chairperson Department of ECE, PES) Arun D Naik (Microchip/CTSOC) Kousik Sankar R (Svashiya Technologies/CTSOC)