IEEE IEC Social Media Competition

May 31
Here's an opportunity for your Student Branch to showcase the outstanding work you did together with industry and get rewarded for it! Submit your entries today for the IEEE Industry Engagement Committee Social Media Competition. To read more and submit your entry, visit: bit.ly/iecsmcompetition Deadline: 31 May 2020 Follow the Industry Engagement Committee social media channels to stay updated with the latest news Facebook: facebook.com/ieeeindustry Instagram: instagram.com/ieeeiec/ Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/ieee-industry

Calibrating Graduate Life to COVID-19 Crisis

May 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
IEEE Student Branch University of Melbourne is organizing a talk on Mental Health Awareness by Dr Pheobe Lau, Clinical Psychologist at Inner Collective in collaboration with University of Melbourne GSA-affiliated I2G club. Phoebe conducts regular workshops on mental health and well-being. In our session, she would highlight methods for mindfulness and work-life balance during COVID-19. You may find further information and contact details in the attached flyer. The event flyer: Download PDF Register today! As limited seats are available, please give your expression through the website below. Th...

Online Racism in the Coronavirus Crisis

May 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This IEEE Computer Society webinar brought to our global audience by the IEEE Computer Society Victorian Chapter will feature a panel of three experts on the problem of rising online racism as a result of the Coronavirus crisis. The panel will explore the emerging problem and its immediate and long-term implications as the sudden digital disruption from public health measures reshapes society not just during the lockdown, but for the foreseeable future.  We’ll explore some of the hate, misinformation, and conspiracy theories that have circulated as a result of COVID-19. We’ll discuss the ...

Uplift – A Virtual LIVE Guided Meditation Session

May 21 @ 6:00 am - 6:45 pm
Event Details The meditation session will be guided by Ryan Mannix, a meditation and yoga teacher based in Melbourne. During this session, Ryan will talk about meditation, the benefits of it, followed by a few techniques that will help you practice meditation in your daily life. Online Event Information This event will be an online session hosted via Zoom. Registered participants will receive an email prior to the event with the Zoom link to attend the session. Speaker Biography Ryan Mannix is a meditation and yoga teacher based in Melbourne. He has been sharing his passion for yoga through te...

Saving Mothers & Babies: Developing Diagnostics & Therapeutics To Tackle Major Pregnancy Complications

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Professor Stephen Tong's team at Mercy Perinatal is developing novel diagnostics that flag mothers and babies at risk, so they can be safely treated before adverse outcomes occur. The concept is simple. Many major pregnancy complications occur because the placenta – the life support system – fails. The team is hunting for molecules in the mum's blood that are increased (or decreased) during the window of time when the placenta is unwell and starting to fail. Using these diagnostics, Stephen's team aims to swiftly identify those at the highest risk and deliver life-saving treatment...

Block Chain and Data Confidentiality – Computer Society / SSIT Chapter Online Meeting

May 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Contact: Email event contact Co-sponsored by SSIT Chapter Registration Starts 21 April 2020 05:12 PM,  Ends 06 May 2020 06:12 PM No Admission Charge

Why system-based testing should be part of every commissioning

May 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gone are the days where misoperation of a relay was found in temperature, vibration and other influences that caused the relay threshold to drift or case complete mechanical failures. Since the introduction of the first digital relays, the power and complexity of protection relays have continued to grow. Due to now affordable communication technology a relay is now part of a bigger protection scheme. As a result, the causes for misoperations have shifted towards logic, settings and design errors but so far testing did not adapt. It is time to rethink our testing procedures. With limited testin...

WRITEATHON

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IEEE University of Melbourne Student Branch presents the WRITEATHON, structured digital writing event where you can write from your home in a virtual group during this pandemic. Inspired by the Thesis Boot Camp organized by various universities, this event is all about writing in a team at a stretch of 4 hours. Ideally, you would be writing 1000 to 2000 words during this event, if not focused on research or editing the content. We are hoping to organize our first set of Pomodoro sessions on the upcoming Sunday. Like a true Melbournian, grab that cup of coffee while you chip in. Please fill thi...

Personalised Epileptic Seizure Forecasting

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Note: Due to current circumstances, we may postpone or cancel the event. Contact us for more information. Evening Lecture: IEEE EMBS Distinguished Lecturer: Prof David Grayden  Abstract: Epilepsy is a common and serious neurological disorder, characterised by recurrent seizures, affecting over 60 million people worldwide. Between 30-40% of sufferers' seizures are not adequately controlled with current therapies. 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 impai...

Lunch time Lecture: Insights into WRC-19 (World Radio Conference)

March 24 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Note: Due to the current circumstances and the uncertainly surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), we have postponed this event. Details: International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRCs) are held approximately every four years to review and revise the international Radio Regulations (RR). Last year WRC-19 was held from 28th Oct to 22nd Nov 2019 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.  This talk gives a summary of the outcome of the main Agenda Items of interest to the Australian mobile industry including global and regional identification of mmWave bands fo...

IAS Chapter Awards and Contests

March 15
IEEE IAS invites potential IAS student branch members around the world to take part in Chapter Awards and Contests in 2020. For more information please refer to: https://ias.ieee.org/chapters-membership/chapter-promotion-programs,-awards-and-contests.html Deadline: 15th Mar 2020 If you need further information, please contact, Dr. Nishad Mendis: nnrm786@uow.edu.au

IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society C. J. Reddy Student Travel Grant

February 28
The IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) awards several (~4 or 5) travel grants ($1,500 each) annually to help graduate students attend the annual IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation. Due Date February 28, 2020 Contact Eng Leong Tan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. eeltan@ntu.edu.sg | +65 67906190 For further information visit: https://www.ieeeaps.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=561

Golf Networking Event

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
IEEE WIE Victorian Section organised the first networking event of 2020 for the IEEE members (WIE and non-WIE members) to learn how to play golf while meeting the new committee members and other IEEE WIE members.  

IEEE & Powertechnic Evening Presentation with Dr Eehui Lim

February 12 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
  Single Line Reliability Modelling (SLRD) - How reliable is your electrical and mechanical network? Traditionally, the Reliability Block Diagram (RBD) is the go-to method for reliability simulation. However, the fact is that RBDs don’t work well with electrical and HVAC systems. Actual systems are complex and with RBDs, often we will have to make many simplifying assumptions. We were never really sure how valid the final RBD model was and it seldom looks anything like the system we’re trying to model. Join us in this webinar to learn how to build a reliability model with the latest t...

STEM for Kinder Program

November 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
IEEE WIE Victorian Section (Australia) organised a special tech event for kindergarten kids to allow them know about wearables, sensors and some technical concepts from early childhood. Dr. Eehui Lim from IEEE WIE VIC Section and 4 educators from Monash Community Family Co-operative teamed up and ran this informative and inspiring event. 30 Kids attended the workshop. The session ran for about 40 minutes (about 25 minutes of presentation/demonstration followed by 15 minutes of “hands-on” where the kids lined up to have a turn wearing the NFC fingernails. The kids were able to grasp the con...

WIE at Digital Learning & Teaching – Victoria

November 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
WIE – Victoria team successfully joined an event held targeting the teachers of VCE Computing and the new VCE Applied Computing study design 2020-2023. The hands-on workshop provided the participants with good experience in wearable technologies helping them to create innovative projects with wearable tech that will be delivered to students in the future.  

Impact of high solar PV penetrations on distribution network

July 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP) - Impact of high solar PV penetrations on distribution network Organised by PES Victorian Chapter Prof. Tapan Saha School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology Wednesday, 10th July, 6pm-7pm, at The University of Melbourne Abstract: Rooftop solar PV penetration in the Australian distribution network has increased exponentially over the last five years. This is also evident in many other countries. Total installed PV capacity has now exceeded wind generation capacity in Austra...

Industry Visit – Power Electronics Co.

July 10, 2019 @ 10:45 am
Wed. 10 July at 10.45 for 11 am.    Address: R Brodriibb, 15 Carol Crescent Glen Iris.    50m. from Tooronga Station. 

Workshop: Wireless Propagation Modelling

May 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Winprop workshop: AP-MTT is also co-sponsoring a free workshop on wireless propagation modelling. Again further details are available from http://sites.ieee.org/vic-apmtt/ and registration is by email to marketing-anz@altair.com WinProp_Workshop_Invite.pdf

FEKO workshop

May 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
FEKO workshop: AP-MTT is co-sponsoring a free workshop being run by Altair on High Frequency Electromagnetic Simulation. Further details are available at http://sites.ieee.org/vic-apmtt/ and registration is by email to marketing-anz@altair.com Feko_Workshop_Training_Flyer_Invite.pdf

Talk: Evolution of Data Centre Network Architectures

March 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
IEEE Distinguished lecture organized by IEEE Comsoc VIC, delivered by Prof Suresh from George Washington University on 15 March Friday from 12.00pm to 1.00pm at RMIT University (Building 80, Level-01, Room-02). Prof Suresh will talk about the evolution of data centre network architectures and will be focusing on energy efficiency of such systems. Prof Suresh is the Chair of the department of electrical engineering and was elevated to aFellow of the IEEE in 2015 for his "contributions to optical network architectures, algorithms, and performance modelling". For further information about this ta...

Seminar: Contribution of Renewables in Grid Stability, and the Missing Inertia

March 13, 2019 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
IEEE Industry Applications Society Victorian Chapter is organizing a technical seminar on "Contribution of renewables in grid stability, and the missing inertia" presented by Faraz Mirzaagha, Senior Electrical Engineer - (Power Systems Lead, Storage and Renewables), DNV GL - Energy​  on 13th March 6-7 p.m. in Newton Room, Level 5, Building 193, University of Melbourne, Grattan St, Parkville, VIC 3010. Members and visitors are welcome to attend. For RSVP, please register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/contribution-of-renewables-in-grid-stability-and-the-missing-inertia-tickets-5695...

Power Systems Surge Protection (Tutorial)

February 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lightning is the second or third most significant cause of outages on most power systems. Mitigation of the effect of lightning is seldom understood and can often be improved. This in-depth course is designed for those responsible for the reliability of substations, distribution systems, and transmission systems. We will cover ways to improve the lightning performance of distribution and transmission lines by using arresters and other means. For more details, see the attached programme

Engineering and Entrepreneurship

January 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
This event will be made up of three talks by successful technical entrepreneurs discussing what was good and what not, from their own experiences. The event is planned for 3:00 to 4:30 pm followed by a Q&A session and a small reception from 4:30 – 5:30.  The location is The Singapore Theatre in the Architecture Building (basement) at the University of Melbourne, Parkville. The event is free and visitors are welcome but please register for catering purposes. For further information, please contact us at e.vinnal@ieee.org or les.j.davey@gmail.com or look at the AP-MTT web-site at http://s...

Computer Marking of Essays

December 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Computer ranking or grading of essays has been a research topic for over half a century. With powerful computing systems and modern data bases of word based information, essay grading products are now a reality. This talk discusses the history of auto ranking, natural language processing, aspects of how these programs work, their limitations and how well they compare with human markers.  Brief Bio:  Alan Harvey has worked in pattern recognition for over 25 years, mainly in image processing; projects included vehicle number plate location and reading and processing of text data in graphical f...

Machine Learning, Deep Learning & Data Visualisation Day

December 13, 2018 - December 14, 2018
Machine Learning & Deep Learning Day (13th December, 2018)  Machine Learning Day will be happening on 13th December, 2018 in Melbourne. Machine learning is a field of artificial intelligence that uses statistical techniques to give computer systems the ability to "learn from data, without being explicitly programmed. The "deep" in "deep learning" refers to the number of layers through which the data is transformed. Deep Learning is a new area of Machine Learning research, which has been introduced with the objective of moving Machine Learning closer to its original goals. In deep learning...

IEEE Victorian Section AGM 2018

December 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
You are invited to the IEEE VICTORIAN SECTION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & DINNER Join us to celebrate a year filled with success for the IEEE Victorian Section, while networking with Industry professionals, academics and students. Wednesday, 12th of DECEMBER 2018 – University of Melbourne Graduate House. Event will start at 6:00 PM for 6:30 PM seating: The dinner includes canapés + 2-course sit-down dinner, tea/coffee after dinner. All attendees will receive vouchers for two complimentary drinks (alcohol/soft drinks). Evening Program will be announced shortly to all attendees. Tickets ca...

Information Warfare

December 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Information warfare is a core part of the rapidly emerging area of cyberwarfare. Australia like many other countries is looking to develop capabilities in this area and last year a new Information Warfare Division was created within the Australian Defence Force. This talk will introduce information warfare and related aspects of online public diplomacy and examine two case studies, the 2010 Gaza Flotilla incident and the Russian interference in the last US presidential elections. As Australia seeks to engage with Information Warfare we need to better understand what it is, how it can be used a...

Data Fusion Through Matrix and Tensor Decompositions: Uniqueness, Interpretability, and Diversity

December 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
In many fields today, multiple sets of data are readily available. These might either be multimodal data where information about a given phenomenon is obtained through different types of acquisition techniques resulting in datasets with complementary information but essentially of different types, or multiset data where the datasets are all of the same type but acquired from different subjects, at different time points, or under different conditions. Joint analysis of such data—its fusion—promises a more comprehensive and informative view of the task at hand, and, is at the heart of numero...
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