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...

Using Systems and Control Theory Ideas in the Design of Quantum Amplifiers

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
Meeting URL:   Meeting ID: 849 8969 6633   Password: 28128158

Seminar: Electrical Energy & Environmental Problems Facing India and Australia and Solutions

March 31 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm AEDT
This presentation discusses some important energy problems facing India and  Australia and presents the current electric generation scenario in most of the developing countries with facts and figures in respect of India. It is hoped that, with systematic, advance planning, through measures like co-generation, energy management, and energy conservation, the electric energy supply scenario of AD 2025 will be free of the perennial problems of power shortages, voltage fluctuations etc.  Speaker Dr D. P. Kothari obtained his BE (Electrical) in 1967, ME (Power Systems) in 1969 and PhD in 1975 from...

Positive Psychology at Work

March 31 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEDT
In this webinar, Wellbeing and Life Coach, Emma Delahey, will share insights and tools from Positive Psychology to help you thrive at work. You will learn: How to enhance your wellbeing at work How to boost your relationships at work How to manage work challenges and opportunities The event will be hosted via Zoom. Registered participants will recieve the Zoom meeting details via email prior to the event. Speaker  Emma Delahey is a Wellbeing and Life Coach and uses insights and tools from positive psychology (the science of human flourishing) to inspire and empower people to enhance their wel...

Microphotonics for biomedicine – life saving technology on a chip the size of your fingernail

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEDT
We already use photonic technologies every day, our smartphones, the LED lights in our houses and particularly the internet are all powered by photonics. However, photonics is also crucial for precision sensing ranging from helping satellites to tell us where we are to detecting traces of chemical contamination in seawater and biomarkers in our blood. My team is working on all of these applications and particularly exploring how really complex and high precision optical systems can be integrated onto a micro-chip size of your fingernail with the potential cost of only a few dollars. This prese...

IEEE WIE Panel Discussion on Engineering/IT Career Aspects

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT
IEEE WIE Unimelb affinity group is organising their first panel discussion event of the year 2021 on 22nd March 2021, Monday. The event will have two professional guest speakers from the Engineering & IT industries, who will discuss career prospects, skill development process, their own experiences in landing professional jobs and so on. It will be an online event using Zoom and will be an interesting ground to have open discussions on the first steps of getting into a professional career. Zoom link:

Implantable brain-computer interfaces to improve functional independence in patients with severe paralysis

March 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEDT
peaker: Dr Sam John, Senior Lecturer - University of Melbourne Registration:    (Zoom link to be emailed upon registration) Abstract: A Brain‐Computer Interface (BCI) is a device that can enable users to interact with computers or machines using their thoughts. This technology can be used to restore lost function such as movement and speech or to treat people with neurological and psychological conditions. However, reports to date have had a limited clinical translation. This talk will focus on the concept of a BCI, outline some challenges in the pres...

IEEE WIE Unimelb meet and greet

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
IEEE WIE Unimelb is organising a meet and greet event on March 12, at Dr Dax Cafe of Melbourne University. This event will include meeting the team, learning about our affinity group, upcoming events and how you can get involved. Post-lockdown this would be a good chance to catch up with real people, enjoy a free coffee and explore what IEEE WIE Unimelb is all about. Event link:

Multifunctional Materials for Emerging Technologies

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
About the Speaker Professor Federico Rosie Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre (EMT), Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) Montreal, Canada, on behalf of IEEE Photonics Society  Federico Rosei received MSc (1996) and PhD (2001) degrees from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. He held the Canada Research Chair (Junior) in Nanostructured Organic and Inorganic Materials (2003–2013) and since May 2016 he holds the Canada Research Chair (Senior) in Nanostructured Materials. He is Professor at the Centre Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Ins...

A Full Duplex Antenna for the 5.8 GHz ISM Band

February 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
The next IEEE Victorian AP-MTT Chapter event will be a talk by Anh Ngoc Nguyen from La Trobe University.  This event will be a virtual talk using Zoom. Please use the following link for registration and the Zoom link will be sent to you one day before this event. Registration link: For further details, please contact, Fatemeh Babaeian (

Semiconductor Nanowires for Optoelectronics Applications

February 15 @ 6:10 am - 7:10 pm AEDT
The First IEEE Vict/Tas Section ED15/PHO36 Joint Chapter event will be a talk by Honorable/Distinguished Professor Chennupati Jagadish This event will be a virtual talk using Zoom. Please use the following link for registration and the Zoom link will be sent to you one day before this event. Registration link: For further details, please contact, Dr Yuvaraja Visagathilagar ( or

Robotic disassembly as an autonomous remanufacturing enabler

January 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am AEDT
The next IEEE SMC Victorian Chapter Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Mozafar Saadat,  Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Zoom meeting  9.30 am – 10.30 am, Thursday, 28 January 2021 AEDT — Australian Eastern Daylight Time Meeting URL: Meeting ID: 918 8916 9235,  Password: 107020 You are all invited to attend the Lecture.

End of the Year Celebration Dinner (Last ComSoc Event in 2020)

December 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT
All of us would agree that 2020 has been full of challenges but also opportunities where we do things differently. We have achieved so much as a Section this year even if we were presented with very unique circumstances. Yet here we are... having survived TWO rounds of lockdowns and over a month of having ZERO COVID-19 cases in Victoria... we did a great job! Location: The Oxford Scholar, 427 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Cost: $15 Registration: Now that we are gett...

Energy & Environmental Problems Facing India and Australia and their Probable Solutions for Sustainable Development and Poverty Alleviation.

December 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEDT
This presentation discusses some important energy problems facing India and  Australia and presents the current electric generation scenario in most of the developing countries with facts and figures in respect of India. It is hoped that, with systematic, advanced planning, through measures like co-generation, energy management, and energy conservation, the electric energy supply scenario of AD 2025 will be free of the perennial problems of power shortages, voltage fluctuations, etc.  About the Speaker Dr. D. P. Kothari obtained his BE (Electrical) in 1967, ME (Power Systems) in 1969, and Ph...

Design Study Methodology for Health Industry 5.0

December 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEDT
In recent times, health industries have started focussing on the personalisation of products having unique and special requirements for patients with different diseases or disorders. Especially, considering the post COVID era, “The New Normal”, we need to consider a human-centric solution that induces IoT and AI in healthcare. Industry 5.0 is known as a fifth industrial revolution where the personalised requirement of patients and healthcare professionals could fulfill. During this talk, the speaker highlights the design study methodology as one of the ideal methodological frameworks to pr...

IEEE Power Energy Society (PES) VIC Chapter Technical Seminar: Cyber Security for Smart Energy Systems

December 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT
Speaker: Tim Daly, AEMO Tim Daly will present a talk on threats and challenges facing the energy sector including some case studies and AEMO’s approach to building cyber resilience. The talk will focus on finding better ways to embed security capabilities into the energy sector. This means thinking holistically about security and converging the people, physical, and technology security aspects into organisational practices and habits. The speaker will discuss some initiatives to uplift the cybersecurity capability and maturity of the Australian energy sector. Speaker: Professor Robin Doss, D...

Augmented Perception: Next Generation Wearables and Human Machine-Interfaces

November 25, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
Products like Fitbit and the Apple Watch have brought to the public decades of foundational work on wearable technologies achieved by researchers in the IEEE CAS Society and related groups. Similarly, research into brain- and human-machine interface is starting to enter the public domain in applications including deep brain stimulation, prosthetic limb control, and human assistive devices. While researchers continue to explore new wearable sensing and human-interface paradigms, it is vital that we also explore what applications the next generation of wearable human-machine interfaces can and s...

IEEE CITISIA 2020 conference

November 25, 2020 - November 27, 2020
The “Conference on Innovative Technologies in Intelligent Systems & Industrial Applications” (CITISIA) is a student conference that aims to provide students of higher learning institutions with a platform for presenting their own projects. It is also a measure of recognition of students’ professional and technical achievements – by industries and international organizations such as IEEE. This conference is designed to facilitate exchanges of ideas through communication, networking, and learning from others, for students and IEEE Chapters in terms of greater collaboration. Email : c...

Mandatory Primary Frequency Response (PFR) in Australian Power Grid

November 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT
IEEE Power Energy Society (PES) VIC Women in Power Chapter Technical Seminar With the increasing penetration of renewable generation (e.g., wind, solar PV) in the Australian power grid and planned retirement of large conventional thermal will potentially result in deteriorated frequency regulation performance due to the reduced system inertia and primary frequency response. Until recently, synchronous generators (e.g., coal, gas, and hydro) have provided PFR in the NEM and renewable energy generators were not expected to contribute to the frequency control of the grid. However, almost all the ...

Orbital Angular Momentum for Communications

November 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEDT
In recent years it has been recognized that there is another angular momentum associated with a coherent light beam called orbital angular momentum (OAM) which can be any integer. The ability to reliably create and detect such states holds great potential for communications using electromagnetic waves, both in free space and in optic fibres. Our speaker will talk about the theoretical ideas behind this new technology, as well as a few practical aspects and uses in communications.  Speaker: Dr Bill Moran, currently serving as Professor of Defence Technology in the University of Melbourne Regi...

Human Factors: Developing the right Technology and Training in Healthcare

November 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEDT
By Professor Marcus Watson Abstract Modern healthcare systems are good but could be much better. Healthcare is an evolved complex socio-technical system rather than a designed system, which has resulted in spiraling costs and high rates of harm to patients. Less than 100 years ago the majority of the complexity of healthcare originated from clinicians’ skills and their network of other clinicians. Today, the diversity of specializations, pharmaceuticals, medical technologies, information systems and financial systems have increased the complexity exponentially. Our clinical training has not ...

SAR and Temperature Rise in a Human Head due to EM Radiation

October 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT
This online presentation will focus on the development and simulation procedure to determine the specific absorption rate (SAR) and the corresponding temperature rise due to electromagnetic waves incident on a human head. The human head model is based on medical magnetic resonance images (MRI) that are discretized to fit in the simulation domain.   Presenter: Prof. Atef Elsherbeni, Distinguished Professor, Colorado School of Mines, USA. Registration: (A Zoom link will be sent out one day before the event)   Contact for further information: IEEE AP-M...

Arduino as a Learning Tool – Part 2

October 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am AEDT
Soft and tech skills from zero to the latest technologies Presenter Massimo Sacchi, Arduino Engineer, Market Developer, Australia Massimo will present the engaging approach of the Educational Division of Arduino, which supports millions of students across the world in their learning path from primary and secondary school to the University, and its benefits for people entering the professional world.     Host IEEE Vic. Education chapter. Enquiries. Alan Harvey  Join Zoom Meeting      

Recent Spectrum Developments in the United States

October 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT
Recently, there have been several important regulatory actions in the United States in response to industry developments of the next generation of mobile technologies. Following the release of several GHz of spectrum in the mmwave and sub-mmwave ranges a few years ago, the US FCC embarked upon releasing additional spectrum in the mid-ranges to accelerate the expansion of 5G. These efforts, aside from being exceptionally expeditious, have used novel approaches to arrive at suitable regulatory solutions. From financial incentives to FSS operators in C-band to devising an Automated Frequency Coor...

IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) Student Poster Competition

October 20, 2020
The deadline for submitting an abstract for the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) Student Poster Competition is October 2, 2020. Students are invited to send ideas or designs for developing projects/products supporting the Key focus areas of GHTC 2020 including (but are not limited to): Affordable & Clean Energy Agriculture & Food Security Clean Water & Sanitation Connectivity & Communication in Support of Development Good Health and Well Being Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery Quality Education Other Related United Nations Sust...

Practical Tips on Underground Design

October 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT
Underground design can sometimes be viewed as the dark art of the black magic that is electrical engineering. Not only can you not see electricity, but with underground cabling, you can’t see the cables either. This presentation will help improve understanding of this part of engineering and present some practical tips for Underground Design. Using studies from cable capacity modelling software CYMCAP some different scenarios for cable layout are explored. Is it better to have cables in conduit or direct buried? What is the effect of reducing the spacing between cables compared to increasing...

IEEE Symposium on Data Analytics and Internet of Things (ISDAIOT 2020)

September 29, 2020 - November 19, 2020
Organised by Computational Intelligence Society, IoT Community and University of Melbourne Student Branch   IEEE Victorian Section presents “IEEE Symposium on Data Analytics and Internet of Things (ISDAIOT 2020)”, a virtual technical event series during 29th September - 19th November 2020. The symposium includes diverse sessions including technical talks, workshops, poster competitions, and panel discussions to promote the use of Data Analytics and IoT Technologies for real-time applications. This symposium provides a unique opportunity for industry and academic experts as well as student...

More Than Privacy: Applying Differential Privacy in Key Areas of Artificial Intelligence

September 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
By Professor Wanlei Zhou - School of Computer Science, University of Technology Sydney, Australia Artificial Intelligence (AI) has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years. However, alongside all its advancements, problems have also emerged, such as privacy violations, security issues and model fairness, etc. For example, adversarial samples can fool machine learning models, leading to incorrect results; Multi-agent systems may receive false information from malicious agents. As a result, many researchers have been exploring new and existing security and privacy tools to tackle thes...
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