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IEEE R6 SWA Update Fall Meeting – October 18 th , 2008. Vasudeva P. Atluri, Ph.D. October 18 th , 2008 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM. Agenda. Introductions UNM Presentation Albuquerque Section Update Region 6 Update Region 6 SWA Update Leadership Training

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ieee r6 swa update fall meeting october 18 th 2008

IEEE R6 SWA UpdateFall Meeting – October 18th, 2008

Vasudeva P. Atluri, Ph.D.

October 18th, 2008

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

  • Introductions
  • UNM Presentation
  • Albuquerque Section Update
  • Region 6 Update
  • Region 6 SWA Update
  • Leadership Training
  • SWA Awards Presentation
  • SWA Section Updates
  • Next Meeting Logistics
  • Opens
  • Adjourn
  • Spring Meeting in April, 2008, at University of Arizona
    • Student Paper Contest
    • Micro-mouse Competition
  • Fall Meeting in October, 2008, at University of New Mexico
  • Completed selection of SWA Awards
  • Submitted award nominations to R6
  • Participated in IEEE Sections Congress – Quebec, Canada
ieee r6 swa paper contest spring 2008
IEEE R6 SWA Paper ContestSpring, 2008
  • First Place:

Isaac T. Sachs-Quintana

"Applied Material and Energy Evaluation for Biomass Gasification“

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

  • Second Place:

Henry Barrow

"Difference Amplifier Design"

University of Arizona

  • Third Place:

Justin J. Tse (paper presented by David Jackson)

"Dynamic Track Profiling for Local and Global Speed Characterization“

University of California at San Diego

ieee r6 swa micro mouse contest spring 2008
IEEE R6 SWA Micro-mouse ContestSpring, 2008

1st Place: University of Arizona

Alonso Montesinos, Tanuja Mouli, and Michelle Ho

2nd Place : UC San Diego

Chris Aprea, Alex Forencich, and Rene Claus

3rd Place: Arizona State University

Nathan Castillo, Faiz Mohammad, and Mitul Patel

ieee region 6 swa awards 2008 awards chair dr george g karady ieee fellow prof asu
IEEE Region 6 SWA Awards – 2008Awards Chair: Dr. George G. Karady (IEEE Fellow & Prof. ASU)
  • Outstanding Corporate Service:
    • CUBIC San Diego
  • Outstanding Corporate Service:
    • San Diego State University
  • Outstanding Section:
    • San Diego Section
  • Outstanding Engineer:
    • Tinku Acharva (Phoenix Section)
  • Outstanding  Leadership:
    • Teri Roberts (Los Alamos Section)
  • Outstanding Student Branch:
    • San Diego State University     
fort huachuca section report

Fort Huachuca Section Report

Keith Moore

Chair, Fort Huachuca Section

  • Fort Huachuca Section is located in Southeast Arizona
  • Retirement Community
  • Local Elevation 4500 feet
  • Local Employers
    • Department of Defense/Fort Huachuca
    • Border Patrol
  • Approximately 120 Members
  • University of Arizona South recently chartered currently offering Bachelors degrees in Math and Computer Science
2008 officers and appointments
2008 Officers and Appointments
  • Chair
    • Keith Moore
    • 520.538.1351
  • Vice Chair
    • Charles Rutherford
  • Treasurer
    • Walt Vidinski
  • Secretary and Web Master
    • Jim McLean
  • 10 Joint Professional Society meetings per year
  • 8 Executive Committee meetings per year
  • 4 Professional Society Presidents Round Table Meeting per year
  • Professional Society Partners
    • Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
    • Association of Old Crows (AOC)
    • National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
    • International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA)
    • Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
    • Military Intelligence Corps Association (MICA)
  • Future City Competition
  • Sulphur Spring Valley Electric Coop (SSVEC) Youth Engineering and Science (YES) Fair
  • Engineering Week Engineer of the Year Awards and Luncheon
  • Project Lead The Way
  • Expand Membership
  • Increase Volunteers
  • Establish Local Women In Engineering affinity group
  • Support Project Lead The Way locally
  • Establish Local Technical Chapters
  • Very Small Student base
  • Small Section provides limited base of Volunteers
  • Difficulty in promoting local members to Fellow status due to lack of known Fellow references
  • Remote Location (for speaker availability)

Tucson Section – R60055

  • Fall 2007 Activities:
    • 09/17/07 – Tucson Section OPCOM meeting
    • 10/24/07 – Micromouse Organizational Meeting
    • 10/30/07 – General Meeting

“Advanced Fingerprint Identification with Mathematica”

Speaker: Dr. Sam Daniel

    • 11/07/07 – Tour of Texas Instruments facility

Set up for the U of A Student branch


Tucson Section – R60055

  • Spring 2008 Activities:
    • 1/15/08 – Tucson Section OPCOM meeting
    • 2/07/08 – Presentation, “IEEE Membership Benfits for the U of A Student Branch”
    • 2/19/08 – Exhibit, Kickoff of 2008 Engineer's Week in Foothills Mall
    • 3/27/08 – Tucson Section OPCOM meeting
    • 3/29/08 – Tucson Section Student Paper Contest
    • 3/29/08 – Tucson Section Micromouse Contest
    • 4/11/08 – Hosted Introduction Dinner for the Region 6

Southwest Area Meeting

    • 4/11/08 – Region 6 Southwest Area Meeting, with Area

Student Paper Contest and Micromouse Contests


Tucson Section – R60055

  • What we’d like to do in the Fall of 2008:
    • Hold two Tucson Section OPCOM Meetings
    • Hold two Tucson Section General Meetings
    • Put out two Section Newsletters
    • Get started on the Student Paper and Micromouse Contests
    • Get more members involved with Section activities
ieee phoenix section
IEEE Phoenix Section
  • About 3,700 members in Metro Phoenix, Flagstaff and Prescott
  • Section has nine technical society chapters and three affinity groups
    • Communication & Signal Processing
    • Computer Society
    • Components, Packaging, Materials Technology
    • Education Society
    • Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    • Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
    • Power Engineering Society
    • Solid State Circuits
    • Waves & Devices
    • Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD)
    • Consultants Network (PACN)
    • Life Members Group (New for 2007)
phoenix section student branches
Phoenix Section Student Branches
  • ASU Main Campus – Engineering Branch
    • Computer Society chapter
  • ASU Polytechnic
  • DeVry University, Phoenix – Engr Branch
    • Computer Society chapter
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott
  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
future cities middle school competition support
Region Competition held in January

Mike Andrews, Section PACE Chair is Event Chief Organizer

Section provided judges for competition

Section gave “Best Communication” award

“Future Cities” Middle School Competition Support

Luz De la Vida (Light of Life)

Dan Baele, Samuel Brebner, and Kyle Koser

Cocopah Middle School

phoenix section officers 2008
Phoenix Section Officers (2008)

Debendra Mallik

Vice Chair

Keith Holbert


Henning Braunisch


Jim Hudson



IEEE Albuquerque List of Activities

A new computer Engineering Chapter was establishedIn May 08 the IEEE Albuquerque section awards were presented. Awards were given to outstanding engineer, outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, and outstanding engineering educator. The Image Analysis Symposium took place in Santa Fe, between March 24-26.NM Tech held a student paper contest and the Albuquerque section sent the winner,  Toby Sachs-Quintana, to the regional paper contest in Tucson, AZ.

Christos ChristodoulouUniversity of New MexicoIEEE Albuquerque Section President

On Saturday June 7, 50 IEEE members toured the Very Large Array (VLA) facility 50 miles west of Socorro, NM. The VLA is one of the world’s premier astronomical radio observatories.
  • The Albuquerque chapter of GOLD (Graduates of the last decades) was recognized as the most active in the region. Activities in the past year included a visit to the Center for High Performance Computing, participation in the solar fiesta, and other networking activities.
ieee albuquerque gold affinity group list of activities
IEEE Albuquerque GOLD Affinity Group List of Activities
  • Officers, 2007-2008 (Note: yearly appointment goes from September to August, not with the calendar year):
    • Chair: Gilberto Zamora
    • Vice Chair: vacant
    • Secretary: Sunny Wilson
  • Activities in 2006-2007
    • Nine meetings total (regular meetings and activities)
    • New member introduction and presentation of professional activities
    • Volunteers at Solar Fiesta 2006 (New Mexico Solar Energy Association)
    • Tour of the Albuquerque Aquarium’s life support infrastructure
    • Volunteers as judges for Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Albuquerque, NM (4 members)
    • Recruiting talk at UNM’s ECE Fall graduation reception
  • Activities in 2007-2008
    • Nine meetings total (regular meetings and activities)
    • New member introduction and presentation of professional activities
    • Designed and acquired t-shirts for members
    • Jump-started “Geek Movie Library”
    • Volunteers at Solar Fiesta 2007 (New Mexico Solar Energy Association)
    • Talk on Engineers without Borders by Dr. Chuck Hawkins
    • Volunteers at Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity construction site
    • Presentation on Region 6 activities and projects by Russell Hunter (remote)
    • Tour of the UNM High Performance Computing Center
    • Webinar on organizing Graduation Receptions offered by GOLD headquarters
    • Recruiting talk at UNM’s ECE Spring graduation reception
    • Recruiting talk at New Mexico Tech
    • Social outing to an Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball game
  • Planned activities for 2008-2009
    • Volunteers at Solar Fiesta 2008 (New Mexico Solar Energy Association)
    • Participation at IEEE GOLD Summit 2008 in Quebec, Canada

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair IEEE judging room


IEEE Albuquerque List of Future Activities

We are under way to start a new Joint Chapter in DSP/Image Processing/ Communications We have organized The October SW regional meetingThe award Ceremony will be held in May We will have the student paper contest in March –AprilOrganize several Tours for the section (INTEL, PNM etc..)

lannm 2008 section leadership
LANNM 2008 Section Leadership
  • Executive
  • David Izraelevitz, Chair
  • John Zoltai, Vice-Chair
  • Robert Owczarek, Secretary
  • Teri Roberts, Treasurer
  • Committees
  • John Zoltai, Electronic Communications
  • Hanna Makaruk, Student Activities
  • Teri Roberts, Membership Development
  • Tom Tierney, Awards and Recognition
  • Chapters
  • Hanna Makaruk, Chair CS Chapter
  • Stephen Gilbert, Chair, LEOS Chapter
  • Tom Tierney, Chair, NPSS Chapter
section goals
Section Goals
  • Increase membership and involvement in Section and Societies
  • Increase visibility of IEEE section members and activities
  • Support and collaboration from local employers (LANL)
  • Present more regularly scheduled technical talks
2008 activities
2008 Activities
  • Membership Development
    • Senior membership upgrade
      • Advertised upgrade program
      • Processed three members for senior grade in 2008
    • Revitalizing Life Member affinity group
  • Meeting Activity Highlights
    • Monthly administrative meetings
    • Eight lunchtime technical talks
    • Annual Member picnic
    • Distinguished Speaker series:
      • Identity Theft and Financial Fraud for the New Millennium, March 18, Prof. Berghel, U. of Nevada (Computer Society Distinguished Speaker Series)
      • NPSS Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. Ralph James of Sandia National Labs on Radiation Detectors
  • Community activities
    • Science Fair judging
    • Presence at Los Alamos National Laboratory summer student picnic
planned 2008 activities
Planned 2008 Activities
  • Membership Development
    • Continued Senior grade upgrade program
    • Review possible local member nomination to Fellow grade
  • Technical talk series
    • Continued collaboration with local ASME chapter on topics of joint interest
    • Lunchtime technical talks on roughly monthly schedule
    • Fall Dinner meeting
  • Community Activities
    • In discussions with local science museum on exhibit on history of supercomputing in Los Alamos, with possible IEEE Foundation support
    • May participate in K-12 educational activities
      • Science Fairs
      • E-Week
      • Supercomputing challenge
  • Technical meetings in 2007
    • “Cyber-Physical Software Agents” by Prof. Vincenzo Liberatore, Case Western Reserve University
    • “Counter Intelligence Against Side Channel Attacks” by Dr. Collin D. Walter, Comodo CA, UK
    • “Fundamental Trade-offs for Opportunistic Radio Systems” by Prof. Anant Sahai, University of California Berkeley
    • “Brightest is Best - The Physics of X-Ray Lasers/Xe(L) at λ ~ 2.8 Å” by Dr. Charles K. Rhodes, University of Illinois at Chicago

Educational activity

UNLV student paper contest, Mar. 2007

1st prize winner: “Space Availability Notifier System” by Kristal Sauer, who also won the 2nd prize in the IEEE Region 6 Student Paper Contest

Provide funds to support UNLV robot team

Executive meetings

4 ExeCom meetings

Healthy financial situation

plans for 2008
Plans for 2008

Technical meetings

5-6 per year

Diverse topics

More attendees

The Feb. meeting has over 35 attendees

Educational activities

UNLV student paper contest held on Mar. 27, 2008, Diego Tapias won the 1st prize

Engineering workshop for high school students

Technical sponsorship

International conferences held in Las Vegas

current officer list
Current Officer List

Chair: Yingtao Jiang, Ph. D.,

Vice Chair: Charles Finnila,

Treasurer: Joe Sottek,

Secretary: Mei Yang, Ph. D.,

Student Branch Advisor: Emma Regentova, Ph. D.,

activities held
Activities Held
  • Feb. Technical Meeting
    • “Electric Car Drag Racers Race Past V-8 Gasoline Muscle Cars During ¼-mile Events”, Stan Hanel, Las Vegas Electric Vehicle Association
  • UNLV Student Paper Contest in March
    • Diego Tapias won the 1st prize
  • Apr. Meeting
    • “Overview of IEEE-USA and Activities”, Chris McManes, IEEE-USA Public Relations Manager
future activities in 2008
Future Activities in 2008
  • 2-3 technical meetings
  • Formation of micromouse team
  • Christmas dinner