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8 meetings

IEEE Oregon June Excom
June 11th
6:30 PM (1.5 hours)

IEEE Oregon April Excom

SusTech Talk June 2024 – Multi-Stakeholder Consortia: Agile Responses to Global Challenges
June 18th
6:00 PM (1 hour)

IEEE SusTech is hosting talks on Sustainability topics.

“Multi-Stakeholder Consortia: Agile Responses to Global Challenges”

with Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

Date/Time: June 18, 2024, 6:00 – 7:00 pm PDT


In the face of global challenges such as the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), social institutions face a dilemma. Institutions are the stable foundations of society, operating with incremental rates of change to maintain stability. Yet the global challenges all involve rapid rates of change. This talk will focus on climate change, artificial intelligence, and fragile supply chains, each of which are beyond the scope of individual organizations, requiring many forms of institutional action. Multi-stakeholder consortia will be presented as institutional arrangements that can simultaneously ensure stability and agility.


IEEE SSCS Oregon Chapter June Meeting and Seminar (Hybrid)
June 21st
11:00 AM (1 hour)
Jones Farm Conference Center

IEEE SSCS Oregon Chapter June Meeting and Seminar

Join us for a talk from SSCS Distinguished Lecturer Prof. Dongsuk Jeon from Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, on Friday, June 21st, 2024. The seminar will be held from 11:00am to 12:00pm (PST) via a Hybrid format. Please register for the meeting link and information.



Designing a hardware solution for deep neural network training



The size and complexity of recent deep learning models continue to increase exponentially, causing a serious amount of hardware overheads for training those models. Contrary to inference-only hardware, neural network training is very sensitive to computation errors; hence, training processors must support high-precision computation to avoid a large performance drop, severely limiting their processing efficiency. This talk will introduce a comprehensive design approach to arrive at an optimal training processor design. More specifically, the talk will discuss how we should make important design decisions for training processors in more depth, including i) hardware-friendly training algorithms, ii) optimal data formats, and iii) processor architecture for high precision and utilization.


Speaker Biography:

Dongsuk Jeon received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, in 2009 and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, in 2014. From 2014 to 2015, he was a Post-doctoral Associate with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology, Seoul National University. His current research interests include hardware-oriented machine learning algorithms, hardware accelerators, and low-power circuits.

Dr. Jeon was a recipient of the Samsung Scholarship for Graduate Studies in 2009, the Samsung Humantech Thesis Contest Gold Award in 2021, and the Best Design Award at International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED) in 2021. He has served for the Technical Program Committee of the ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC), IEEE/ACM Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), and IEEE Asian Conference on Solid-State Circuits (ASSCC). He was also a TPC subcommittee chair of DAC 2024 and TPC vice chair of ASP-DAC 2024. He is now serving as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems.

Artificial Intelligence of Things for Smart Cities
June 24th
5:00 PM (1 hour)


Abstract: Cities worldwide are transitioning quickly towards a low-carbon environment, high quality of living, and resource-efficient economy. Artificial Intelligence of Things (IoT) is a combination of Artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) to enable autonomous decision-making, data analytics, and system optimization. This talk will share our experiences on AIoT for smart cities. The first work is called Green IoT, which provides artificial intelligence and open data for sustainable city development. In this work, we developed an intelligent IoT system for air pollution monitoring in Uppsala, Sweden. The second work, called Smart Water Auditing, uses IoT and machine learning to provide insights into how much water is consumed in different domestic use categories. It aims to reduce water consumption and raise awareness of people's water consumption habits. This talk will present our AIoT system designs, machine learning algorithms, implementation, and experimental results in Hong Kong and Sweden.


Bio: Dr. Edith C.H. Ngai is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. Before joining HKU in 2020, she was an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Technology at Uppsala University, Sweden. Her research interests include IoT, edge intelligence, smart cities, and smart health. Her co-authored papers received a Best Paper Award in QShine 2023 and Best Paper Runner-Up Awards in ACM/IEEE IPSN 2013 and IEEE IWQoS 2010. She was an Area Editor of IEEE Internet of Things Journal from 2020 to 2022. She is an Associate Editor in IEEE Transactions of Mobile Computing and IEEE Transactions of Industrial Informatics. She has been a TPC co-chair in IEEE SmartCity 2015, IEEE GreenCom 2022, and IEEE/ACM IWQoS 2024. She was a project leader of the "Green IoT" in Sweden, which was named on IVA's 100 List by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in 2020. She received a Meta Policy Research Award in Asia Pacific in 2022. She is a Distinguished Lecturer in the IEEE Communication Society from 2023 to 2024.

HKU IoT Lab:

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Advancing Network Sustainability - Challenges and Solution Approaches
June 25th
5:30 PM (1 hour)

Title: Advancing Network Sustainability - Challenges and Solution Approaches

Reducing humankind’s carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions to
slow climate change is one of humanity’s Grand Challenges. Communication
networks play a key role in addressing that challenge, enabling
applications that reduce the need for physical travel as well as
solutions that optimize efficiency of resource and energy usage. 
Examples range from teleworking to remote operations, from smarter
agriculture to more energy-efficient factory floors. However, for all
their benefits, networks also have a significant environmental footprint
themselves that collectively rivals that of entire countries. It is thus
becoming important to make networks themselves "greener" and devise
solutions that allow networks to be operated in ways that make them more
sustainable while continuing to meet increasing traffic demands and
service requirements.

Many of today’s network sustainability improvements relate to general
advances in energy efficiency of computing hardware as well as in
transmission technology (antennas, lasers). While this is where arguably
the biggest opportunities lie, the question arises regarding the role
that other layers in the networking stack can play in advancing network
sustainability. For example, can data planes be designed in ways that
make them inherently more energy-efficient? What protocol advances might
enable greener networking solutions? How can networks be optimized not
just for QoS or utilization but for carbon and what novel tools are
needed to operate networks more sustainably? How can we even properly
account for energy usage and other sustainability parameters to be
optimized? In which ways can network programmability, faster control
loops, and AI- or intent-based networking help?

This presentation will provide a brief introduction into network
sustainability and discuss some of the key challenges that solutions
need to address.  A number of solution approaches will be presented and
opportunities for further research and engagement on this topic pointed
out.  The presentation will draw on some of the activities that are
currently taking place in the IETF and the Internet Architecture Board's
E-Impact program.

Bio: Dr. Alexander Clemm is a recognized expert in network management
technology and networking software in which he has been involved
throughout his career.  His most recent activities have been in the
areas of sustainable networking, future networking services,
intent-based networking, service assurance, and telemetry.  After 7+
years as a Distinguished Engineer at Futurewei and prior to that 18
years at Cisco, he recently decided to pursue an academic sabbatical and
embark on new adventures.  Alex has for many years been regularly
serving on the committees of IEEE conferences, including NOMS/IM and
NetSoft as a member of the steering committee and on several occasions
as general co-chair or TPC co-chair. He is the recipient of the 2020
Salah Aidarous Award given by IEEE CNOM and IFIP TC6.6 to "an individual
who has provided unremitting service and dedication to the IT and
Telecommunications Network Operations and Management community". Alex
has an extensive publication record including 70+ papers, 70+ patents,
and 15 RFCs. He holds an M.S. degree from Stanford University and a
Ph.D. from the University of Munich, Germany, both in Computer Science.

Fostering Inclusive Workplaces: Building a Culture of Diversity and Equality in Engineering through Advocacy and Allyship
June 30th
9:30 AM (1.5 hours)

IEEE Women in Engineering Oregon Section and Hawaii Section Affinity Group are teaming up to host a dynamic panel discussion a panel discussion titled,  "Fostering Inclusive Workplaces: Building a Culture of Diversity and Equality in Engineering through Advocacy and Allyship ," to celebrate the 2024 IEEE WIE Day.

We, IEEE Women in Engineering Oregon Section and Hawaii Section AG, are dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion within the engineering community. We believe that creating inclusive workplaces is essential for fostering a thriving and innovative industry through the advancement of AI and 4IR technologies. 

The panel discussion will explore various strategies for promoting diversity and equality in engineering for the advancement of AI and 4IR technologies, with a focus on advocacy and allyship. 

Let’s encourage each other to support the advancement of women in STEM across the globe!


An introduction to Li-Fi; Analysis and review of the new IEEE 802.11 bb standard
July 8th
5:30 PM (1 hour)


An introduction to Li-Fi; Analysis and review of the new IEEE 802.11 bb standard:

Abstract: We will begin by reviewing a brief overview of the current state of Li-Fi technology, the overall picture of previous Li-Fi systems, and ongoing research and industrial solutions. Then, we will cover the IEEE 802.11 bb PHY standard and its new definitions. This talk will cover the main topics of the standard: channel access, multiplexing methods, wavelength ranges, and TX/RX methods.
Eventually, we will propose Light Links' commercial approach for a hybrid, easy-to-implement Light Communication (LC) system derived from the IEEE 802.11 bb standard with the addition of a MAC layer protocol to enable co-existence with previous IEEE 802.11 standards.


Firouz Vafadari, CEO and founder of Light Links Inc., is a second-year Ph.D. student at UCSC and—the previous founder of a networking company in the Middle East.

Tyler B. Morton, CTO, and co-founder at Light Links Inc., is a first-year Ph.D. student at UCSC with an internship background at the U.S. Navy and DoD.

At Light Links Inc., we make light communication as accessible and reliable as Wi-Fi with our hardware and protocol solution. We propose a plug-and-play hybrid AP and protocol set that enables users to enjoy light communication as a complementary technology to Wi-Fi. Our company is the first to provide B2C solutions for indoor wireless communication.

IEEE Oregon Section Summer Social
August 10th
12:30 PM (2 hours)
1458 NE 25th Ave
Admission fee may apply

Please join us for the 2023 IEEE Summer Social.

We will be meeting at Next Level Pinball Shop & Museum where we will have access to play 400+ pinball and other arcade games.

This a family event and lunch will be provided at 12:30. Entrance for the day is included with lunch. Please feel free to arrive early. Their hours are from 10:00 AM  - 11:00 PM.

8 meetings. Generated Wednesday, June 12 2024, at 5:23:02 PM. All times America/Los_Angeles