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

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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...

Personalised Epileptic Seizure Forecasting

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
IEEE EMBS Distinguished Lecture by Prof David Grayden Epilepsy is a common and serious neurological disorder, characterised by recurrent seizures, affecting over 60 million people worldwide. The inherent unpredictability of seizures is a significant factor contributing to the risk of injury, psychosocial disability, and mortality. In these cases, the quality of life impairment compares unfavourably with other chronic illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes or heart disease, and the uncertainty of seizure occurrence is a major component of this impairment. New methods for epilepsy treatments, ...

How to manage consensus processes for large scale group decisions

September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
IEEE online lecture with Prof. Luis Martinez: How to manage consensus processes for large scale group decisions Consensus reaching processes (CRPs) provide solutions acceptable to all the experts participating in group decision problems, they are demanded in many real-life contexts. Given the variety of existing approaches to support consensus reaching processes, this talk considers two main objectives. Firstly, it revises and introduces a taxonomy that provides an overview and categorization of some existing consensus models for group decision making problems defined in a fuzzy context, takin...

When Video Streaming and Active Queue Management Collides

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
With video traffic accounting for more than 60% of the global downstream Internet traffic in 2019, video streaming represents a significant portion of inbound traffic to the home environment. Recently, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has standardised three Active Queue Management (AQM) schemes – PIE (RFC8033), CoDel (RFC8289) and FQ-CoDel (RFC8290). These schemes are being progressively deployed at the last-mile Internet Service Providers’ (ISP) end-points and home gateways to counteract bufferbloat and will likely impact consumer video streams. This talk presents the benefits o...

Moving to a two-sided energy market

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Supply and demand are becoming increasingly variable and uncertain, consumers are increasingly generators as well as consumers of electricity and responsive to price or other market signals. This, alongside the ever-increasing data and information, flows that come with digitalisation, presents an opportunity to explore a fit-for-purpose market framework for the national electricity market (NEM). The biggest opportunity from this energy transition is the development of a two-sided market. Registration: Members and visitors are welcome, RSVP at

Effective Science Communication

September 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
In this digital era, merely having the ability to research and discovering is not enough, if not coupled with effective communication skills. Even the brilliant research is wasted if no one knows it has been done or if the target audience is unable to understand it. Moreover, one of the top sought skills in a resume is effective communication skills. Join us for an online session on Wednesday, 16th September 2020 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. where we will have Dr. Jenny Martin who will provide advice on effective communication for researchers. She will share some specific tips on writing and speaking...

Analog Photonic Systems: Features & Techniques to Optimize Performance

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
by Ed Ackerman, Photonic Systems Inc., USA 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. This presentation will highlight the advantages and other features of analog photonic systems (including some specific systems that the author has constructed and tested) and will review and explain multiple ...

Panel Discussion on Engineering Job Market

September 3 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
IEEE Student Branch at the University of Melbourne, Women in Engineering at Victoria Section and University of Melbourne Affinity Group are pleased to co-host a virtual panel discussion on the topic, “Engineering jobs at risk and in trend during the next 5 years” on 3rd September (Thursday) from 4.30 - 5.30 PM AEST. In the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, this panel discussion is our share of effort to support the class of 2020 in analyzing the engineering job trends and the job market in a comprehensive way. The speakers will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on engineering jobs and also highlight ...

Precision medicine, positioning satellites and turbo-charging the internet – all printed on a chip the size of your fingernail

September 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 detecting single molecules that may help diagnose and treat diseases all the way to guiding self-driving cars, rockets, and satellites traveling at 11,000km/h.  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 o...

Challenges of computing with words in decision making

September 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Online lecture with Dr. Rosa Rodriguez: Challenges of computing with words in decision making The concept of computing usually implies calculation processes either by mathematical means of numbers and symbols or by a computer. Computing processes done by humans employ mostly words in computing and reasoning, arriving at results linguistically expressed from linguistic premises. Computing with words applies the same view to their computing processes aiming at obtaining linguistic outcomes from linguistic inputs. Because words have fuzzy denotations when they are used by human beings, the paradi...

IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Distinguished Lecturer Program

August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Current Interruption in Atmospheric Air Speaker: Dr David Peelo Online Link: Hosts: IEEE PES VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, NZ North The principal function of air-break disconnectors in high voltage power systems is to provide electrical and visible isolation of a part of the system. The isolation can be related to normal day-to-day operation of the system such as to repair or carry out maintenance on transmission lines and station equipment. Because the disconnectors are operated under energized conditions, they are required to interrupt the currents associated with t...

NBN – “New Broadband Normal”

August 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The world and broadband now evolve to a new normal.  A centennial pandemic suddenly intensifies our broadband dependency and mandates more ubiquitous and reliable communication everywhere, including Australia's NBN.   What does this mean for broadband evolution plans?  What must change?  What can change? Fiber to everyone's wristwatch was never an economically viable solution, but there are paths that address need and viably advance into the new altered future.  Existing facilities' combined intelligent leverage, and best use of advanced, powerful, and distributing computing can indeed p...

IEEE Victorian TEMS Webinar on IoT Distributed Ledgers

August 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
IEEE TEMS Victorian Chapter, in association with IEEE Technology & Management Society would like to invite you for its Webinar on “IoT Distributed Ledgers”, on Friday 21 August, 8AM AEST. Abstract: IoT solutions present technological challenges for Blockchain solutions. The fundamentals of Distributed Ledgers Blockchain  and Tangle IOTA (DAC) specific for IoT will be developed. Different distributed ledger technologies will be analyzed and compared with an emphasis on the solutions to challenges presented by IoT. Speaker: Gustavo Giannattasio, Electro Department of Antennas & Prop...

Unlock Xtreme 14.0 – Practice Coding Series

August 20 @ 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
IEEE University of Melbourne Student Branch is organizing the coding program, Unlock Xtreme 14.0 - Practice Coding Series in collaboration with the Women in the Engineering Victoria Section and University of Melbourne Affinity Group, the IEEE Computer Society Chapter and Computational Intelligence Society Chapter at Victoria Section to enhance the coding skills of the participants towards the annual coding hackathon, IEEE Xtreme 14.0. The registered participants will go through a scheduled program of four events which includes workshops towards IEEE Xtreme 14.0 event:  Algorithm B...

Unlock Xtreme 14.0 – Practice Coding Series

August 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
IEEE University of Melbourne Student Branch is organizing the coding program, Unlock Xtreme 14.0 - Practice Coding Series in collaboration with the IEEE Computer Society Chapter, the Women in the Engineering University of Melbourne Affinity Group, and Computational Intelligence Society Chapter at Victoria Section to enhance the coding skills of the participants towards the annual coding hackathon, IEEE Xtreme 14.0. The registered participants will go through a scheduled program of four events which includes workshops and webinars towards IEEE Xtreme 14.0 event:  Introductory Webinar on IEEE ...

Gender Equity in STEM

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS) VIC Chapter, IEEE Women in Engineering Student Affinity Group and IEEE Student Branch at the University of Melbourne joint event on "Gender Equity in STEM"   Speakers: Dr. Elaine Wong - Professor at Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion, The University of Melbourne Dr. Leigh Johnston - Associate Professor at Biomedical Engineering, The University of Melbourne Dr. Brooke Farrugia - Senior Lecturer at Biomedical Engineering, The University of Melbourne Dr. Fatemeh Fahiman - Lead Data Scientist at E...

Antarctic and Southern Ocean Forum 2020

August 10 - August 12
Forum Topic/Details The Forum will consist of a single stream with encouragement for discussion and questions. Sessions will be organized around the following five themes: 1.  Autonomous observing a.      ROV/AUV/ASV Technology b.      Communications gateways eg surface vehicles c.       Control system development d.      Deep autonomy / under-ice navigation – gliders, Argo floats e.      Atmospheric sampling from land and sea (autonomous balloons, Lidar, Cloud radar and atmospheric profilers), weather stations, moorings f.        Intelligence sensing / samp...

4Ds in Energy Systems: Democratisation, Decarbonisation, Decentralisation and Digitalisation

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
IEEE Power Energy Society (PES) VIC Chapter Industry Forum Event The rapid transformations of Australian energy sector, fueled by technological innovations and revolutionary changes in energy policies, have posed a number of key questions. Is energy accessible to diverse communities? How feasible is it to decarbonize the energy sector? How challenging it is to decentralize energy market operations? Where do the digital technologies fit in the above scenario? Join us for an interactive panel discussion with 4 expert speakers from Australian energy industries to get some insights! Registration:...

Empower Your Mind – Mental Health Awareness

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
IEEE WIE Victoria Section in collaboration with IEEE Student Branch in The University of Melbourne is providing a unique opportunity for an interactive mental health awareness event facilitated by Ms Niharika Hiremath, a Mental Health Commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission. Ms Niharika will discuss the following topics during this interactive discussion. Looking after your mental wellness, being in these uncertain times (women have been one of the most affected demographics. It is being said that they are vulnerable to mental health issues than others in the current climate) D...

AI Summer School in Singapore

August 3 - August 7
Download: AI Summer School 2020 Event Flyer.pdf

Understanding Blockchain

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
IEEE FedUni student branch is pleased to invite you to join an online seminar on "Understanding Blockchain" via MS Teams. This is a 60-minute kick-starter session that will help you get started on learning and exploring the potential of Blockchain. The aim of the session is to prepare you to take on the new wave of technology and give you a head-start to be a front-runner in your field. Where: Online via MS Teams URL to join: See below Presenter: Surendhar Sooriyakumar Suren a certified SAP & Blockchain consultant, specializing in implementing large-scale business transformational ERP p...

Building Online Profiles

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
IEEE Women in Engineering Victorian Section and the University of Melbourne affinity group are pleased to co-host a virtual event on "Building Online Profiles". Join us on Thursday 30th July, 5-6 pm to hear advice and ask your questions from prominent experts. Registration Link: Download flyer: Building Online Profile.PNG Objectives Having an active online profile is more important now than ever. Social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Twitter, personal websites and other online profiles can be a fantastic way to showcase yourself and your ...

Recommendation Systems: Some Recent Advancements

July 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speaker: Dr Mahdi Jalili, Senior Lecturer at RMIT University Registration: Link: Emailed upon registration IEEE Student Branch University of Melbourne and IEEE RMIT Student Branch are co-hosting a virtual technical talk as a part of Student Branch Seminar Series. This talk will be delivered by Dr Mahdi Jalili (Senior Member, IEEE), who is currently working as a senior lecturer at School of Engineering, RMIT University. The speaker aims to provide an overview of the collaborative filtering in recommendation systems and share some recent advancements in this f...

Energy-efficient Scheduling for Wireless Network Slicing

July 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
In 5G networks, mobile service providers will support vertical slices of mobile applications to meet diverse service quality requirements. Meanwhile, wireless traffic is explosively growing with increasing popularity of mobile applications. The wireless network slicing technique, which is built on network function virtualization and software defined network schemes, will support wireless applications on substrate physical facilities with higher flexibility and lower cost. This presentation will discuss a novel scheduling policy for wireless network slicing called Most Energy-Efficient Resource...

Talk on Educational Activities and Funding

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
IEEE Educational Activities cover a range of programs and resources available for IEEE members to assist them in their professional and career development and education outreach. As one of the members of the IEEE Section Education Outreach Committee (SEOC) and the Chair of the Region 10 Educational Activities Committee (EAC), Lance will introduce the programs and resources available from EA Board and Region 10 EAC, with an objective to promote educational activities and programs within the local community. Funding for such activities will be covered. Short Biography Emeritus Professor Lance C....

How COVID-19 may affect your current and future employment prospects?

July 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." ~ General George Patton Are you worried about how COVID-19 may affect your current and future employment prospects? The IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Professional and Career Development Resources for Members (PCDRM) group has organized a virtual panel discussion on Employment Challenges in the Post COVID-19 Era for Students & Young Professionals. Panelists: Dr. Amit K. Gupta (Chief of Rolls-Royce Electrical (RRE) at Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd. Dr. Udey Deshpandey (CTO of D&V Electronics) Mr. Deepak Mathur (Chief Genera...

Role of the Smart Grid in Facilitating the Integration of Renewables

July 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
IEEE PES Chapters in Australia organize a talk on "Role of the Smart Grid in Facilitating the Integration of Renewables" by Prof. Saifur Rahman on 9th July 2020 8-9 p.m. (AEST). The webex link to join: WEBEX

Does your Covid-19 Tracing App follow you forever?

July 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Does your Covid-19 Tracing App follow you forever? Privacy and Protection in a Post-Pandemic World, presented by  SSIT Australia and IEEE Standards Association    Dr Suelette Dreyfus, Australian Academic Media Specialist; Dr V. Sridhar Professor, International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIITB), India; Dr Greg Adamson, Chair, IEEE SA DIITA Industry Connections Program Register at

ICCAIS 2020 Call for Paper

July 5
The IEEE Victorian Section is a Technical Co-Sponsor of the Ninth International Conference on Control, Automation & Information Sciences (ICCAIS 2020), to be held in Melbourne. The conference call for papers is now open. Submit your paper now! The Local Organising Committee now invites paper submissions for ICCAIS 2020. The Conference will include an exciting program with diverse sessions and the latest research in the many fields of control, automation, and information sciences. Click here to submit a paper Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore. Paper submission...

IEEE VIC CIS Talk on Health Analytics

July 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Associate Professor Andrew Stranieri will deliver a talk on health analytics. This talk is part of the IEEE Victorian Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) series of talks. The online delivery during the COVID-19 lockdown is kindly hosted by IEEE Victorian Section. Click here to register   Speaker A/Prof Andrew Stranieri of Federation University Associate Professor Andrew Stranieri is a health informatics researcher in the School of Engineering, Information Technology at Federation University.  His research in health informatics spans data analytics in health, complementary and alter...
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