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

March 24 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
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 for the deployment of 5G networks.  Speaker: Dr. Golnar Khomami Contact: Venue: RMIT, Bldg 94, Level 01, Room 006 R...

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:,-awards-and-contests.html Deadline: 15th Mar 2020 If you need further information, please contact, Dr. Nishad Mendis:

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. | +65 67906190 For further information visit:

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...

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 and registration is by email to 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 and registration is by email to 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:

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 or 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...

Colloquium on IoT in Industrial and Energy Systems Sustainability

December 7, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
With the recent wave of disruptive technologies, the deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming ubiquitous, ranging from common home and personal appliances, commercial to industrial to sophisticated safety-critical systems, such as pervasive healthcare, driverless vehicles and energy systems. The IoT is addressing rising energy costs, sustainability, and code compliance by connecting, managing, and securing devices that collect data from sensors, sensor networks, and other cyber-physical systems. It is anticipated that by 2025 the number of IoT devices will grow globally to over 1...

Building A Smart City: Innovation Neighborhoods

December 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Presented by Mike Beehler The world is growing more urban every day. According to the United Nations, 2050 the urbanite population will grow by 3 billion people. The future of our planet will be defined by the future of our cities. The ideas behind a smart city have been around for two decades, and few question the immense potential behind the concept. So why isn't the movement happening faster? Taking incremental steps can be the solution. Mike Beehler of Burns & McDonnell's Transmission & Distribution Group will discuss how innovation neighborhoods are smart cities on a more attainab...

Millimeter-wave and Terahertz Applications Enabled by Photonics

November 28, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
This lecture presents how effectively photonics technologies are implemented not only in generation, detection and transmission of continuous millimetre waves (MMW) and terahertz (THz) waves, but also in system applications such as communications, measurements, spectroscopy and imaging to efficiently enhance their performance. After briefly reviewing key devices and components, first, wireless communications applications are discussed aiming at a data rate of terabit/s. Next, frequency-domain spectroscopy systems are presented, in particular focusing on the approach to increasing a measurement...

Diffusion Maps (Signal Processing Toolbox Seminar Series – 10/10)

November 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This is the grand finale of a series of ten presentations that are being given throughout 2018, accessible to a broad audience, and focusing on important tools and techniques from signal processing. Speaker: Professor Bill Moran Title: Diffusion Maps Date: 27 November 2018 12 noon - 1pm Location: Engineering-B-313, The Unviersity of Melbourne

Region 10 TENCON 2020 Bid Interest

November 27, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Message from Dr. Alan Harvey (IEEE VIC/TAS Chair) Greetings All, I would like to hold a meeting for those members who would like to participate in the Region 10 conference, TENCON 2020. My plan is to meet on Tuesday the 27th November at 6 pm in RMIT Building 80 Swanston St entrance near the coffee shop. Coffee provided. Please send me an email to get an idea of numbers. Hope to see everyone. See promo video for TENCON 2019: Those who have already expressed interest, thank you. Welcome, but no need to come.

Programmable Photonics

November 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Prof Wim Bogaerts  Photonics Research Group at Ghent University - imec, Belgium Title: Programmable Photonics Location: RMIT Council Chamber  (Building 1, Level 2, Room 17) Date/Time: Thu 22nd Nov, 6pm Details/Registration: here (eventbrite)

Nanophotonic point-of-care biosensor platforms for ultrasensitive and label-free bioanalysis of untreated samples

November 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Prof Laura M. Lechuga Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group,  Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), CSIC, BIST and CIBER-BBN, Barcelona (Spain) Title: Nanophotonic point-of-care biosensor platforms for ultrasensitive and label-free bioanalysis of untreated samples Location: RMIT Council Chamber  (Building 1, Level 2, Room 17) Date/Time: Tue 20th Nov, 6pm Details/Registration: here (eventbrite)

Down to Earth: From sniffing comets, the Moon and Mars to submarines, cancer, bed bugs and more….

November 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dr Taff Morgan School of Physical Sciences at The Open University, UK Title: Down to Earth: From sniffing comets, the Moon and Mars to submarines, cancer, bed bugs and more.... Location: RMIT Council Chamber  (Building 1, Level 2, Room 17) Date/Time: Mon 19th Nov, 4pm Details/Registration: here (eventbrite)

Cyber Attacks on Internet of Things Sensor Systems for Inference

November 19, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
The Internet of Things (IoT) improves pervasive sensing and control capabilities via the aid of modern digitial communication, signal processing and massive deployment of sensors. The employment of low-cost and spatially distributed IoT sensor nodes with limited hardware and battery power, along with the low required latency to avoid unstable control loops, presents severe security challenges. Attackers can modify the data entering or communicated from the IoT sensors which can have serious impact on any algorithm using this data for inference. In this talk we describe how to provide tight bou...

Bridging the gap between academia and industry through more effective, targeted communication

November 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
As you may know, Australia has very high quality institutions that produce world class research but it ranks last on the proportion of businesses collaborating with research bodies. Join us in this panel discussion about this important topic, where you’ll be able to listen to the insights from Industry, Communication and academic sectors and participate in the discussion with your viewpoint, questions and concerns PANELISTS: AJ Epstein. Publisher with a wide experience in communication within scientific and technological environments from STEM Matters. Ray Keefe. Owner and Managing Director ...

MMSE Estimation and Large Random Matrices (Signal Processing Toolbox Seminar Series – 9/10)

November 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This is the ninth in a series of ten presentations that are being given throughout 2018, accessible to a broad audience, and focusing on important tools and techniques from signal processing. Speaker: Professor Jamie Evans Title: MMSE Estimation and Large Random Matrices Date: 6 November 2018 12 noon - 1pm Location: Newton Room, Level 5, Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Directed Information Theory (Signal Processing Toolbox Seminar Series – 8/10)

October 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This is the eighth in a series of ten presentations that are being given throughout 2018, accessible to a broad audience, and focusing on important tools and techniques from signal processing. Speaker: Professor Girish Nair Title: Directed Information Theory Date: 30 October 2018 12 noon - 1pm Location: Newton Room, Level 5, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Contact: Professor Jonathan Manton
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