Transforming the grid with pole-mounted batteries

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST
IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS) VIC Chapter Technical Seminar United Energy is trailing 42 pole-mounted batteries. What is that I hear you ask? In simple terms we are in the process of installing 42 individual batteries on power poles to store and complement renewable energy. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/transforming-the-grid-with-pole-mounted-batteries-tickets-170273764413 The primary benefit of Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is to provide network support to overloaded (capacity constrained) distribution transformer by supplying battery power when required. T...

Optimising stability and manoeuvrability in manual wheelchairs

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
Speaker:  Jesús Campo Uribe, Technical Manager, LivingLab (MedTechVic), Swinburne University of Technology Abstract: Optimising stability and manoeuvrability in manual wheelchairs within a multidisciplinary team - the project goal is to develop a device and methodology to determine the seated position of a wheelchair user, through the calculation of the centre of gravity, to assess, monitor and potentially improve clinical practices and user outcomes at the Royal Melbourne Hospital's Specialist Wheelchair and Seating Clinic. This talk will discuss the approach to managing stability of the...

Call for IEEE Victorian Section Officer Positions for 2022 and 2023

September 20
IEEE Victorian Section: Candidate nominations are now being sought for Section Officer Positions for a two years term (2022 and 2023). If you are an IEEE member of Graduate Student or higher Member Grade and would like to contribute to the efficient management and visionary further development of our Section, please consider nominating for election to one of the Section Officer positions. Self-nominations are encouraged. You can download a Candidate Nomination Form and read more about Section positions and IEEE procedures on the Section website at https://r10.ieee.org/victorian/ieee-vic-sectio...

Research Trends in NB-IoT

September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEST
According to one of the leading networking and telecommunication companies, the proliferation of smart (Internet of Things - IoT) devices is expected to reach 4 Billion in 2024 spanning its applications from healthcare to agriculture including education, transportation system, industry, and so on. It brings along with it, the connectivity and coverage challenges that should be dealt with in an efficient way for the proper functioning of the IoT network. Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT), a Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) networking technology, is gaining much attention in the market nowadays d...

The Future of AI: Academia’s Role in Getting it Right

September 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
IEEE Victorian Section TEMS Chapter and the Monash Data Futures Institute are jointly hosting a seminar titled "The Future of AI: Academia's role in getting it right", delivered by distinguished philosopher Prof. Huw Price. Professor Huw Price is an Australian philosopher and Academic Director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) at the University of Cambridge. Founded in 2016, CFI was the first of a new generation of interdisciplinary research centres exploring the challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Professor Price was previously the Bertrand Russell Profess...

Introduction to Python

September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEST
Interested in Data Visualisation? Studying Computer Science or Engineering? Want to learn more about the basics of Python Language and how it can be used?   Then this is the workshop for you!   Join IEEE Women In Engineering Unimelb to learn what Python is capable of and how you can use it in your field of study and industry.   This is an online workshop and all are welcome with any level of knowledge in Python (but particularly those who are new to it).   Invite your friends to this Zoom Link: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/81256691752?pwd=VjFxNFBsVkRqZVY0YWpGQ0JsMW1IUT09  Password: 267844  

Dynamic Modeling for Analysis of Wind Farm and Grid Interaction

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST
Speaker: Professor Bikash Pal, Imperial College London, UK Zoom Link: https://deakin.zoom.us/j/84495826793?pwd=d0srUGxyRTNSdnV2L0o3OUpkbUM2UT09  Contact: IEEE PES Victorian chapter– pes.victorian@ieee.org Electrical generation, transmission and distribution systems all over the world have entered a period of significant renewal and technological change. There have been phenomenal changes/deployments in the technology of generation driven by the worldwide emphasis on energy from wind and solar as a sustainable solution to our energy needs.  Increasingly energy demand from heating and t...

Engineering Collective Wisdom: The Value of Ethically Aligned IT Standards

August 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
Join us for the highly anticipated release of a Global AI Standard 6 years in the making There has been a rapid movement worldwide to gain the benefits of AI and automated IT development, both for economic and humanitarian purposes. But the future of our world and our generational legacy will depend on the growth of our collective wisdom and the conscious, thoughtful and ethical way that we design, develop and govern these systems, in order to mitigate the risk of existential harm that such powerful technologies may introduce. Organizations and individuals that embrace this challenge can now u...

Modelling robotic manipulators for analysis, optimisation and control

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST
Multi degree of freedom robotic manipulators often have complicated kinematics and dynamics, each manipulator requires models of kinematics and dynamics before they could be of real robotic use. Such models are essential for the analysis, simulation, optimisation and control of the robot. In this talk, Dr Hamid Abdi will introduce the concepts of modelling robotic manipulators and demonstrate several applications of kinematics and dynamics modelling of these robots that and his team have developed in the past. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/modelling-robotic-manipulators-for-an...

Harmonising Engineering Education with Nature

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST
In the new millennium of digital communications, everything is wireless everywhere. Electromagnetic waves and propagation drive the wireless physical world. Therefore, it is imperative to teach advanced electromagnetics (AEM) as the core unit in university. AEM is the most abstract discipline in electrical and electronics engineering. The 21st century learners are less math equipped, but more exposed to social media and multi-media contents. For educators innovation in pedagogy is the key to teach the very abstract principle of engineering discipline. The seminar presents a new method of pedag...

Metasurfaces for Millimeter Wave Applications

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
The talk will be presented by Andreas Olk from the University of New South Wales, Canberra, ACT, Australia.  The event is co-organised by Australian IEEE AP-MTT Chapters. Please register at https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/279361 and a Zoom link will be sent one day before the event. For further details, please contact Fatemeh Babaeian (fatemeh.babaeian@ieee.org).

Laminates for mmWave PCBs: Different Solutions for All-RF Multilayer, Hybrid Multilayer, and Double-Sided PCBs

August 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
At high mmWave frequencies, all antenna features are smaller than ever before. This means that the RF base material for antenna printed circuit boards (PCBs) have to have tighter tolerances at the lowest loss. Different PCB solutions require different RF laminates: hybrid multilayers (RF laminate + FR4), all-RF multilayers, and double-sided PCBs. From electrical and mechanical reliability points of view, ceramic filled PTFE based materials provide a leading edge over thermoset resin system base materials. The high consistency of dielectric constant and loss factor of the thermoplastic material...

Connectivity from Space! The rise of the Internet-of-Things over Satellite

August 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEST
Imagine one day you could access the Internet from anywhere on Earth! Can we do that?  Satellites are envisioned to provide the ultimate flexibility in complementing the next generation terrestrial networks. Whether it is the need for higher bandwidth, lower latency, or global connectivity, dense satellite networks are gradually becoming a viable engineering and business solution to addressing these demands. This seminar will skim through some of the key advances in this field and explore the challenges and research opportunities for connecting Internet-of-Things devices using satellite net...

Harmonic Analysis in Power Systems using Harmonic Balance Method

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST
Zoom Link:  https://deakin.zoom.us/j/81684191734?pwd=UjNRNVNBaG9jZjdEQUl2NG1JMGtWdz09 Contact: IEEE PES Victorian chapter– pes.victorian@ieee.org Speaker: Professor Junwei Lu, Griffith University, Australia) The Harmonic Balance Method (HBM) is mainly used for studying nonlinear system oscillations in aeronautical and mechanical engineering. The main advantages of this approximate analysis method are that it can be computationally very efficient and that it often gives accurate results along with useful insights into system behaviour. In electrical engineering, HBM has not been widely u...

2021 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2021)

July 12 - July 20
The Organising Committee cordially invites you to participate in the 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2021), 12-20 July 2021.    The ISIT is the premier international conference series dedicated to the advancement of information theory and related areas. It brings together an international community of researchers and practitioners each year to present and discuss new research results and perspectives on future developments relevant to all areas of information theory, including big data analytics, source and channel coding, communication theory and systems, cry...

Research Commercialisation on the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)

July 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEST
IEEE Monthly Technical Talk on Data Analytics and Internet of Things (IOT) Despite a preponderance of research on the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), few applications move from pilot projects to commercially sustainable systems. Further, those that do are characterised by long lead times and huge investments. A review of several systems reveals that successful translation from pilot systems to commercial deployments depends on a confluence of innovative technologies, sound business models and effective clinical designs. Unfortunately, this confluence is relatively rare.  A framework is pro...

Digital Transformation

July 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
By Professor Okyay Kaynak, FIEEE, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics, Bogazici University, Turkey Meeting Link: https://deakin.zoom.us/j/86356005392?pwd=ZnBNWENlelRrQVFMV1FFUG5QbGttUT09 Meeting ID: 863 5600 5392 Password: 42856716 Find your local number: https://deakin.zoom.us/u/knsbQRbvW Join by SIP 86356005392@zoom.aarnet.edu.au Join by Skype for Business https://deakin.zoom.us/skype/86356005392 Chair - IEEE SMC Victorian Chapter: Professor Saeid Nahavandi, FIEEE, FATSE Abstract: This presentation discusses the profound technological changes that have taken place around...

GHz Bandwidth Sensing by Sub-Nyquist Signal Processing

June 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
IEEE VTS Chapter talk by Prof. Yue Gao, VTS Distinguished Lecturer and Professor and the Chair of Wireless Communications at the University of Surrey, United Kingdom.   This talk will present a new approach to design GHz bandwidth sensing (GBSense) systems to overcome Nyquist-rate sampling's bottleneck by developing sub-Nyquist sampling algorithms repurposing the existing expertise of intelligent antennas and reconfigurable transmission lines.   The registration link is https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/269721 For further information contact Enn Vinnal (e.vinnal@ieee.org)

The Discovery of Third Breakdown: Applications to Memories and Hardware Security

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
Encryption, security, functionality and identification setting become indispensable in the IoT and the upcoming 5G era for high-end consumer electronics. As a result, various SoC applications bring up an increasing demands of logic memory IP in advanced technology nodes. Comparing to the stand-alone memory chips (NAND, NOR flash), the development of specific function of memory, such as One-Time-Programming or PUF(Physical Unclonable Function), becomes more popular in terms of its simplicity based on the pure logic process. In this talk, a non-volatile OTP memory cell, using a specific dielectr...

Nonvolatile Memories for Hardware Security: From OTP (One-time-programming) to PUF(Physical Unclonable Function)

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
Chair Professor Steve S. Chung, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU), Taiwan, https://eenctu.nctu.edu.tw/en/teacher/p1.php?num=129&page=1, Taipei, Taiwan, on behalf of Victorian IEEE Electron Devices Society (Aus) Registration is Required and the Link - https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/269390 Abstract: Encryption, security, functionality and identification setting become indispensable in the IoT and the upcoming 5G era for high-end consumer electronics. As a result, various SoC applications bring up increasing demands of logic memory IP in advanced technology nodes. Compa...

IEEE Victorian Section Student Conference or Journal Paper Presentation Prize- 1 January 2021 to 11 June 2021

June 11 @ 7:00 am - 11:59 pm AEST
IEEE Vic. Student Paper Prize Competition has started. Consistent with its corporate objective of promoting the science and practice of electrical and electronics engineering, the IEEE Victorian Section is pleased to offer awards to IEEE Victorian Section student member authors with accepted papers at IEEE or approved non-IEEE conferences.   The awards are for a winner and runner-up in each of two categories: “Overall Best Paper” and the “Best First Publication”. To enter a person must: Be a member of IEEE and the IEEE Victorian Section prior to submitting an entry. Be a student (or ...

Soft Robotics for Prosthetic Devices; are we getting one-step closer to their natural counterparts?

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
By Professor Gursel ALICI, University of Wollongong School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering Applied Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering Research (AMBER) Group ARC Center of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) Meeting URL:    https://deakin.zoom.us/j/84925101587?pwd=Y3VlcGxaY0FuaUtUOW41NEtCRU9FZz09 Meeting ID:     849 2510 1587 Passcode:       69473128 Chair - IEEE SMC Victorian Chapter: Professor Saeid Nahavandi, FIEEE, FATSE Abstract: Soft robotics offers unprecedented solutions for applications involving safe interaction with humans...

Nonvolatile Memories for Hardware Security: From OTP (One-time-programming) to PUF(Physical Unclonable Function)

June 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
Chair Professor Steve S. Chung, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU), Taiwan, https://eenctu.nctu.edu.tw/en/teacher/p1.php?num=129&page=1, Taipei, Taiwan, on behalf of Victorian IEEE Electron Devices Society (Aus) Encryption, security, functionality and identification setting become indispensable in the IoT and the upcoming 5G era for high-end consumer electronics. As a result, various SoC applications bring up increasing demands of logic memory IP in advanced technology nodes. Comparing to the stand-alone memory chips (NAND, NOR flash), the development of the specific funct...

Recent Results on Smart Wireless Network with Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces Abstract

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEST
IEEE VTS Chapter talk by VTS Distinguish Lecturer Dr Chau Yuen, Singapore University of Technology and Design.   This talk will present some recent results on the reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, including a practical phase shift model and beamforming optimization, a hybrid beamforming for RIS-empowered multi-hop terahertz communications, a channel estimation for RIS-enabled multi-user MISO wireless channel, and RIS-assisted MAC for wireless networks.   The registration link is https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/268269 For further information contact Enn Vinnal (e.vinnal@ieee.org)

Exam Tips & Tricks + Trivia Night

May 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
This is a collaboration with the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Club at the University of Melbourne and is only open to students.   "Join IEEE Women in Engineering and WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) at the University of Melbourne to get some Tips for the Upcoming Exams and finish off the semester with a fun Trivia Night.   Where: Zoom Link- https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/86791240703?pwd=WWV1emIvajJ3SG5ubGJJNmdyK1d4QT09 Password: 894361 Open to all students. We can't wait to see you there!"   Download Flyer: Exam Tips & Trivia.pdf

Voltage and Frequency Control in Renewable-Rich Power Networks

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST
IEEE Power Energy Society (PES) Technical Seminar   Speaker: A/Prof. Lasantha Meegahapola, RMIT University) Power system frequency and voltage control are of paramount importance to maintain power grid stability and security. With the large-scale integration of power electronic converter interfaced renewable power generation into power grids (e.g. wind generation and solar-PV), the conventional strategies to control and maintain system frequency and voltage are becoming inadequate. In some cases, the inadequacy of frequency and voltage control resources in the power grid has led to power...

Multifunctional Materials For Emerging Technologies

May 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST
Professor Federico Rosei Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre (EMT), Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS),  https://inrs.ca/en/research/professors/federico-rosei/, Montreal, Canada, on behalf of IEEE Photonics Society This presentation focuses on structure property/relationships in advanced materials, emphasizing multifunctional systems that exhibit multiple functionalities. Such systems are then used as building blocks for the fabrication of various emerging technologies. In particular, nanostructured materials synthesized via the bottom-up approach prese...

Multifunctional Materials for Emerging Technologies

May 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
This presentation focuses on structure-property/relationships in advanced materials, emphasizing multifunctional systems that exhibit multiple functionalities. Such systems are then used as building blocks for the fabrication of various emerging technologies. In particular, nanostructured materials synthesized via the bottom-up approach present an opportunity for future generation low-cost manufacturing of devices. We focus in particular on recent developments in solar technologies that aim to address the energy challenge, including third-generation photovoltaics, solar hydrogen production, lu...

Advanced Distribution Network Management Using Synchrophasors Data

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST
IEEE Power Energy Society (PES) and Industry Application Society VIC Chapter Joint Technical Seminar   Speaker: Dr Mehdi Mosadeghy, NOJA Power   This seminar outlines the ongoing ARENA funded project at NOJA Power for the first large-scale deployment of synchrophasors at the medium voltage distribution grid. This presentation covers the project overview, the fundamentals of the synchrophasor technology, details of the data management system, applications of synchrophasors in the distribution grid, and project outcomes. A synchrophasor is a time-synchronized measurement of power sy...

The Wonderful World of Designer Germanium Quantum Dots

April 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
About the Speaker Professor Pei-Wen Li Department of Material Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan PEI-WEN LI received her PhD degree from Columbia University in New York City, in Electrical Engineering in 1994. She is a Professor at the Institute of Electronics and served as the Director of Nano Facility Center at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Hsinchu. Prior to joining NCTU in 2015, she has been the Distinguished Professor (2006 2015), the Chair of Electrical Engineering Department (2007 2010), Director of Nano Science and Technology (2012...
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