AWS Workshop Part II

Room: 1030, Bldg: Wong Building, 3610 Rue University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 0C5

Attention all aspiring cloud enthusiasts and tech aficionados! Are you ready to take your skills to the next level and learn about the leading cloud platform in the industry? Look no further than our tutorial on understanding the fundamentals of AWS, led by our very own IEEE president. With the rapid growth and demand for cloud technology, understanding AWS has become a crucial skill for any individual looking to succeed in the tech industry. By signing up for our tutorial, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of AWS, including the benefits of cloud computing, key AWS services, and how to deploy and manage applications using AWS. In this two part series we will have part I taking place on Tuesday March 21 and part II taking place on Thursday March 23, both from 6-8 pm in person. The classroom location and attedneace details will be sent to all those who register. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to enhance your skills and expand your knowledge in the world of cloud technology. Sign up for our tutorial today and take the first step towards becoming an AWS expert. We look forward to seeing you there! Speaker(s): Fozail Ahmad, Room: 1030, Bldg: Wong Building, 3610 Rue University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 0C5

IEEE Concordia PCB Tutorial

Room: H655, Bldg: Hall Building, 1550 De Maisonneuve West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3G 2E9

Ready to take your circuit designs to the next level? IEEE Concordia brings you: Printed Circuit Board Design using KiCad! What is PCB design? PCB design is the placement of components and their connections inside a delimited space using a computer-aided design software. IN THIS WORKSHOP... - You will be provided with all the knowledge you need to start passing your designs from a breadboard to an actual PCB! - You will be informed where and how to print your designs. IMPORTANT INFORMATION - No previous experience required. - For this event, you have to bring your own laptop. - Download KiCad BEFORE the tutorial, you can get your free copy at DETAILS Date: Wednesday March 29th, 2023 Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Location: H655 Tickets: 10$ on vtools Room: H655, Bldg: Hall Building, 1550 De Maisonneuve West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3G 2E9

Electromagnetic Sensing and Imaging


It is well known that electromagnetic waves can penetrate many kinds of materials. When illuminated by electromagnetic waves, different materials will respond differently. Therefore, electromagnetic physics provides us with an essential tool for sensing and imaging. We can infer the properties of the targets under investigation from the measured electromagnetic signal. Electromagnetic sensing has been applied to hydrocarbon production, land mine detection, and many other areas since the 1920s. However, due to the limit in computing powers, researchers can only interpret the domain of investigation by directly browsing the recorded signal. Reasonable interpretation requires ample experience, but it still needs to be more accurate. In the 1970s, computers were used in data processing, and algorithms were developed to estimate the electromagnetic properties of the investigation domain from the recorded survey data. During this time, inversion algorithms could only reconstruct simple one-dimensional models with tens of unknowns based on linear approximation. Still, even so, it took a long time to compute. These days, nonlinear inversion algorithms can reconstruct three-dimensional models with millions of unknowns on high-performance computing platforms. Many new electromagnetic sensing methods were developed with these developments, such as the widely used marine-controlled source electromagnetic surveys for hydrocarbon explorations, breast cancer detection using microwaves, etc. With the help of new sensors, big data technology, massive parallelization, fast algorithms, electromagnetic sensing, and imaging has improved their effectiveness and gained more and more applications. In this talk, the presenter would like to discuss the fundamentals of electromagnetic sensing and imaging, the solution to electromagnetic inverse problems, and many practical examples from hydrocarbon exploration, radar imaging, biomedical diagnosis, non-destructive testing, etc. The presenter will discuss the challenges and new research directions for future electromagnetic sensing and imaging. Co-sponsored by: STARaCom Montreal Speaker(s): Prof. Maokun Li , Virtual:

Application of Deep Learning Techniques in Computational Electromagnetics


In recent years, research in deep learning techniques has attracted much attention. With the help of big data technology, massively parallel computing, and fast optimization algorithms, deep learning has dramatically improved the performance of many problems in speech and image research. In electromagnetic engineering, physical laws provide the theoretical foundation for research and development. With the development of deep learning, improving learning capacity may allow machines to “learn” from a large amount of physics data and “master” the physical law in certain controlled boundary conditions. In the long run, combining fundamental physical principles with “knowledge” from big data could unleash numerous engineering applications limited by a lack of data information and computation ability. In this short tutorial, the presenter will share some of his learnings in deep learning techniques and discuss the potential and feasibility of applying deep learning in computational electromagnetics. The presenter hopes to explore the characteristics, feasibility, and challenges of deep learning methods in the field of computational electromagnetics through some examples, such as solving wave equations, array antenna synthesis, inverse scattering, etc. Co-sponsored by: STARaCom Montreal Speaker(s): Prof. Maokun Li , Virtual:

Wireless Energy Harvesting and Power Transfer


Wireless energy harvesting (WEH) and wireless power transfer (WPT) are two closely related topics: they both employ a critical device – a rectenna, which is defined as the combination of an antenna and a rectifier. It receives RF/microwave waves and converts them into DC energy/power which can then be stored or used by application devices. It is expected this technology would produce higher energy conversion efficiency than photovoltaic technology for electromagnetic waves in the future. Energy conversion efficiency is the critical and most important element for wireless energy harvesting (WEH) and wireless power transfer (WPT). How to design an efficient rectenna is a key challenge since this is a non-linear device whose performance is heavily affected by the input power and the load impedance. WEH is motivated by the demand for a low-cost and low-power supplier for many Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. The conventional battery is good for many applications, but it has to be changed now and then which means a waste of human resources and materials. Due to the widespread use of wireless systems, a lot of electromagnetic energies are around us and available in the ambiance environment at different frequencies (such as FM, TV, mobile, and Wi-Fi signals). Rectennas, especially broadband rectennas, are the ideal device to harvest these energies. WPT is another major breakthrough that has made wireless charging possible and will enable many more anticipated ubiquitous IoT, EV, and medical applications. Unlike WEH, WPT is normally narrow-band and could be near-field or far-field. Thus the design requirements are different from WEH although they both use rectennas. In this Lecture, we are going to 1) introduce the rectenna and review major historical events and developments; 2) provide a comprehensive review of rectenna designs (including different topologies and their comparison); 3) discuss the state-of-the-art designs (including such as the application of metamaterials and surfaces) and challenges (e.g. how to make it compact and efficient); 4) explain its applications in a range of WEH and WPT, including some very ambitious projects in the world. Furthermore, it will include some life and video demonstrations produced by our research group. Co-sponsored by: Sataracom Montreal Speaker(s): Prof. Yi Huang, Virtual:

Liquid Antennas for Radio Communications


Antennas are normally made of metal in order to achieve high radiation efficiency. Unlike metal antennas, liquid antennas are a new type of antenna that has some unique features and gained a lot of attention recently. The University of Liverpool has been working in this area for many years. In this talk, the advantages, disadvantages, and challenges of using such a liquid antenna for real work applications will be discussed at the beginning, and then it will be followed by the latest development on the liquid material and the liquid antenna designs and development. A new concept of using gravity in making liquid antennas for beam-steering and GPS applications will be used as an example in this talk. Other antennas, such as a hybrid antenna of the dielectric resonant antenna (DRA) and magneto-electronic (ME) dipole will also be introduced and discussed. The talk will be finished with the introduction of a new design that is suitable for antenna diversity and MIMO applications. Some relevant activities at the High-Frequency Engineering Group at the University of Liverpool will also be introduced briefly. Co-sponsored by: Sataracom Montreal Speaker(s): Prof. Yi Huang, Virtual:

Post-Disaster Recovery Efforts After 2023 Earthquakes and Flooding in Türkiye


IEEE SIGHT MTL is proud to present "Post-Disaster Recovery Efforts After 2023 Earthquakes and Flooding in Türkiye" - an insightful event featuring guest speaker Fatma Özdoğan. Join us as we explore the potential of technology in mitigating the impact of natural disasters and improving our ability to respond to them. As an architect based in Türkiye, Fatma Özdoğan has international professional experience in Türkiye, Azerbaijan, and Qatar, research experience in Colombia, Lebanon and Türkiye. After completing her studies in Türkiye, she was offered a scholarship at Oxford Brookes University, UK to study the MA Development and Emergency Practice programme. She improved her knowledge of the interrelationship between sustainable urban development and natural/man-made crises. She recently began her doctoral studies at the faculty of planning at the University of Montreal, Canada. Her research interest is disaster management with a particular interest in post-disaster reconstruction. She studies the relationship between the country's responses to disasters and development. Her current research aims to understand communities' needs as architects and propose sustainable solutions to bridge the gaps between the needs and the services provided. In this event, Fatma will be discussing the first humanitarian crisis, urgent needs, disaster intervention and challenges. She will talk about the planning and decision-making process and its impact on the environment. Then she will introduce briefly how GIS systems were used in intervention and coordination. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the leading experts in the field. Join us for "Post-Disaster Recovery Efforts After 2023 Earthquakes and Flooding in Türkiye" and discover how technology can help us build more resilient communities. Virtual:

IEEE Distinguished Lecture – “Semiconductor Quantum Dots, why are they so quantum? Genesis, prospects & challenges” by Prof. Frédéric Grillot

Room: MC603, McConnell Engineering building, 3480 University Street, H3A 0E9, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Abstract : Semiconductor nanostructures with low dimensionality like quantum dots are one the best attractive solutions for achieving high performance photonic devices. When one or more spatial dimensions of the nanocrystal approach the de Broglie wavelength, nanoscale size effects create a spatial quantization of carriers along with various other phenomena based on quantum mechanics. Thanks to their compactness, great thermal stability and large reflection immunity, semiconductor quantum dot lasers are very promising candidates for low energy consumption and isolation free photonic integrated circuits. When directly grown on silicon, they even show a four-wave mixing efficiency much superior compared to the conventional quantum well devices. This remarkable result paves the way for achieving high-efficiency frequency comb generation from a photonic chip. Quantum dot lasers also exhibit a strong potential for applications in optical routing and optical atomic clock. Last but not least, a quantum dot single photon source is a building block in secure communications, and therefore can be applied to quantum information processing for applications such as quantum computers. This lecture will review the recent findings and prospects on nanostructure based light emitters made with quantum-dot technology. Many applications ranging from silicon-based integrated solutions to quantum information systems will be presented. In addition, the lecture will highlight the importance of nanotechnologies on industry and society especially for shaping the future information and communication society. Speaker(s): Prof. Frédéric Grillot, Room: MC603, McConnell Engineering building, 3480 University Street, H3A 0E9, Montreal, Quebec, Canada