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 September 29, from 18:00 to 20:30 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:

IEEE President-Elect Ray Liu at IEEE Day 2021 Celebration – IEEE Canada, Oct 5, 11:00AM ET


Dear IEEE Canada Members and Friends, We hope this message finds you well. IEEE Canada is pleased to invite you to join us at our online IEEE Day Celebration featuring Dr. Ray Liu, our IEEE President for 2022. Topic: Let’s Celebrate Together - IEEE Day 2021 Hosted by: IEEE Canada (R7), and its Sections Date and Time: Oct 5, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (Canada) IEEE Day Agenda - Please, see below Discount Coupons will be sent to all registered attendees – please share with your friends and colleagues: Special IEEE Day membership fee Discount for joining IEEE members: For your friends who are not currently IEEE members, to celebrate IEEE Day 2021: US $30 off for Professionals joining IEEE (valid until 9 Oct) for the first time or reinstating (valid until 15 Oct) if membership not active for at least 2 years Future50 Discount for all students: 50% off for students and graduate students who are joining IEEE and for students and graduate students who are renewing their membership for 2022. Please note: anybody joining IEEE until the end of December, 2021, will be joining IEEE for 2022 and will be a member for the remainder of 2021 at no charge; that means 15 months IEEE membership for the price of 12 months. Please, share this invitation widely with your colleagues. We look forward to seeing you, your friends and guests at our IEEE Day 2021 Celebration. We are looking forward to meeting many of you on Zoom on Oct 5. Best regards, Jason Gu, President 2020-2021, IEEE Canada Robert Anderson, President 2022-2023, IEEE Canada Maike Luiken, Past President 2020-2021, IEEE Canada Speaker(s): Dr. Ray Liu, Winnie Ye, Murray Macdonald, Saida Maaroufi, Kexing Liu Agenda: IEEE Day Agenda - IEEE President-Elect Dr. K J Ray Liu – short presentation and an extended Q&A session for you with Dr. Liu. This is a great opportunity to interact directly with our incoming IEEE President, to ask questions and have a discussion with Dr. Liu. - A panel discussion with members of our IEEE Canada leadership team. The IEEE Canada volunteer leaders will share their success stories: how being a member and volunteer with IEEE has contributed to their lives and/or careers. If you want to know more about how being engaged with IEEE can help support researchers’, engineers’ and technologists’ careers, you should not miss this event! - Prize Draws: 5 free Registrations for the EPEC 2021 Conference in October Virtual:


Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual:

The IEEE Young Professionals (YP) Montreal Section jointly with the IEEE Student branches of Montreal Section organized and led the IEEE Day 2021 celebration in collaboration with the IEEE Montreal section. The event provided the opportunity to the attendees to get more familiar with the IEEE organization through the speech delivered by past members of the IEEE Montreal Section. The event will also cover the activities of the IEEE Student Branches (SBs) along with the events organized by the IEEE YP Montreal Section. On the behalf of all organizers, we would like to invite all students and members to join us in celebrating IEEE Day 2021. Speaker(s): Prof. Dr. Anader Benyamin-Seeyar, Agenda: 19:00-19:10 Opening and welcome by the section chair 19:15-19:45 Talk by Prof. Dr. Anader Benyamin-Seeyar, Concordia University, Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng. Montreal Section Awards & Recognition Committee, and Membership Development, Chair 19:45-20:30 Game and IEEE mug Draw Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual:



Both the scientific and the defense communities wish to receive and process information occupying ever-wider portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. This can often create an analog-to-digital conversion “bottleneck”. Analog photonic channelization, linearization, and frequency conversion systems can be designed to alleviate this bottleneck. Moreover, the low loss and dispersion of optical fiber and integrated optical waveguides enable most of the components in a broadband sensing or communication system, including all of the analog-to-digital and digital processing hardware, to be situated many feet or even miles from the antennas or other sensors with almost no performance penalty. The anticipated presentation will highlight the advantages and other features of analog photonic systems (including some specific systems that the author has constructed and tested for the US Department of Defense), and will review and explain multiple techniques for optimizing their performance. Speaker(s): Edward I. Ackerman, Virtual:

INRS Nanomaterial scientist Forum: Mechanical to Electric Power Conversion from Dynamic p-n Junctions


Recent advance in DC electric generators has demonstrated that the new generators are of several advantages over traditional electric generators that are well known to us. In these new generators, DC electric power is converted from mechanical power through either semiconductor junction modification by mechanic impact or dynamic junction by sliding one semiconductor/metal electrode on the other. The short circuit current is determined by the generation rate of electrons and holes at the contacted surfaces, while the open-circuit voltage is determined by the chemical potential difference of the two electrodes. In the talk, I shall review recent advances in the generators and discuss the mechanisms of electron/hole generation and transport in the devices. Advances in fundamental semiconductor physics and perspectives and technical challenges will be highlighted. Virtual:

LaTeX Workshop: How to Create Tables and Embed Figures to Draft a Journal Paper

Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual:

( and ( are pleased to organize a LaTeX Workshop on How to Create Tables and Embed Figures to Draft a Journal Paper on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT. This workshop is suitable for intermediate and advanced LaTeX users. Workshop Outline: In this 2-hour long workshop you will learn how to ✓ Insert and use packages such as graphicx, subfig, subfloats, caption, array, etc, ✓ Create tables using standard commands in LaTeX as well as packages, ✓ Set footnotes for tables, ✓ Use data from an existing text file (for example *.csv) to display as a table in LaTeX, ✓ Display graphics using the compatible file formats with LaTeX, ✓ Wrap figures and embed them into the text, ✓ Insert subfigures and set distinct captions for each figure separately, ✓ Use floating environment to insert algorithms, ✓ Reference figures and tables ✓ Create a list of figures and tables, ✓ Use IEEE journal format for inserting tables and figures and more… Co-sponsored by: IEEE WIE Winnipeg Section Speaker(s): Dr. Marzieh (Tamanna) Eini Keleshteri , Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual:

The 5th Montreal Photonics Online Network Event


Dear All, You are invited to attend the 5th Montreal Photonics Networking Event on Friday 29th October 2021. The event is free and three cash prizes of $250 each are available to eligible contributions. There are no registration fees. The event will also feature two plenary speakers from the industry, Helge Seetzen, ( Second speaker: To be confirmed Co-sponsored by: IEEE Montréal, Optonique, SPIE, Excelitas Technologies, INRS OSA SPIE Association Virtual:

IEEE Virtual Distinguished Lecturer (VDL) Talk: “Connecting Space Assets to the Internet: Challenges and Solutions”


The IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) promotes the advancement of science, technology and applications in communications and related disciplines. It fosters presentation and exchange of information among its members and the technical community throughout the world. The Society maintains a high standard of professionalism and technical competency. The IEEE Communications Society is a professional society of the IEEE. The IEEE ComSoc New York Chapter is organizing a series of technical seminars for the New York area IEEE members and the general public. We invite researchers and professionals to share their latest work on a variety of topics in communications and related areas. This is the fifth seminar of the series. Together with our fellow IEEE ComSoc Chapters, we have the great pleasure to invite Dr. Mohammed Atiquzzaman, an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, to talk about the interesting, exciting and yet challenging task of connecting spacecrafts to the Internet. Speaker(s): Prof. Mohammed Atiquzzaman, Agenda: 07:45 PM - 08:00 PM: Connecting to the ZOOM meeting 08:00 PM - 08:05 PM: Welcoming & IEEE ComSoc Membership Promotion 08:05 PM - 08:10 PM: Speaker Introduction 08:10 PM - 09:00 PM: Presentation (50 minutes) 09:00 PM - 09:10 PM: Questions and Answers (10 minutes) 09:10 PM - 09:15 PM: Closing Remarks Virtual:

Metamaterials – A Manipulation of Waves

Bldg: Pavillons Lassonde, Room , 2500 Chemin de Polytechnique, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3T1J4, Virtual:

Abstract: This presentation discusses metamaterials from a popular perspective for a general scientific audience. Metamaterials has the capability of bending waves in new ways scientists could not do before. Going back to the start of this exciting technology 20 years ago I will present examples of possible ground breaking wave applications from radio and light waves to acoustic, sonar, ocean and even seismic waves. Co-sponsored by: Staracom - Montreal Speaker(s): Dr. Erik Lier, Bldg: Pavillons Lassonde, Room , 2500 Chemin de Polytechnique, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3T1J4, Virtual:

Practical Antenna Solutions Enabled by Soft and Hard EM Surfaces and Metasurfaces

Bldg: Pavillons Lassonde, M- , 2500 Chemin de Polytechnique, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3T1J4, Virtual:

Abstract: The presentation will describe how the concept of electromagnetically soft and hard surfaces and metamaterial horns (metahorns) came about. I will also discuss practical antennas enabled by these EM techniques, as well as future opportunities and challenges in antenna and RF design. Co-sponsored by: Staracom Speaker(s): Dr. Erik Lier, Bldg: Pavillons Lassonde, M- , 2500 Chemin de Polytechnique, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3T1J4, Virtual: