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...

Quantum Computing: Fundamentals and Applications

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
IEEE Student Branch University of Melbourne is organizing a technical talk as a part of IEEE Student Branch Seminar Series on 30th June from 11 AM to 12 PM AEST. This talk will be delivered by Dr. Usman, senior lecturer at CIS-UniMelb who is currently leading a quantum computing research and education program. Upon briefing on the basics of quantum computing, the speaker aims to provide an overview of the potential capabilities of a quantum computer for solving practical problems and conclude with the recent cutting-edge research in this field. Speaker: Dr. Usman, Senior Lecturer at School of ...

Women and Super

June 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The talk will cover:  Financial challenges for women Gender super gap Ways to manage and grow super Understanding insurance in super About this Event We know women face unique challenges when it comes to their super. The IEEE WIE Victorian Section and Monash University Early Career Researchers Committee have invited one of the experienced UniSuper Superannuation Consultants to help women and early career researchers to navigate through their financial affairs and learn how to manage and grow their retirement savings. Register now!   Download flyer: Women and Super.pdf  

5G Electromagnetic Fields: exposure levels and safety standards

June 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The presentation will provide a brief introduction to 5G and what it means for electromagnetic (EMF) exposure based on the results of assessments of 5G networks (commercial and pilot) conducted in Australia and overseas.  The international EMF exposure guidelines were updated in March 2020 and one of the major changes was to provide more detailed guidance for frequencies above 6 GHz. Independent public health agencies say that no health risks are expected for 5G but myths and misinformation continue to be spread on social media, including suggestions of a link between wireless technologies an...

The impact of FPGAs on signal processing: a brief retrospective and the road ahead

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Please join us on Zoom for a talk by Dr Chris Dick, Chief DSP Architect at  Xilinx, San Jose. Chris is the  Chief DSP Architect. at Xilinx – the San Jose Company credited with inventing the field-programmable gate array (FPGA). He gained his PhD and lectured, in Communication Engineering at La Trobe University before being head-hunted by Xilinx.  To register and receive Zoom link please email Harvey Cohen on harvey1887@yahoo.com.au before 11am Tuesday June 9th. Please add 'Register' as your email subject,

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...


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
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