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7 meetings

Distinguished lecturer: Physical and computational modeling of smart homes
June 5th
7:00 PM (1.2 hours)

Novel “smart” technologies such as smart homes, smart grids, variable pricing, and local energy markets promise both better overall efficiency for the providers, a greener home, and lower prices. However, they also create unexpected problems. During the February 2021 North-American Ice Storm, the deregulated energy market in Texas came dangerously close to collapse, leading to rolling brownouts and loss of service in many homes that relied on electric power for heating. As a response, the variable pricing system shot up to 00 per kilowatt hour, generating very high bills for customers who did not lose service. This behavior penalized customers but did nothing to help in the ongoing crisis. Although it did not happen on this occasion, a controller that would sell the home’s energy reserves to take advantage of the high pricing would be even more dangerous for customers facing freezing temperatures. The lesson we can learn from these events is that “smart” systems must be extensively tested, including for black swan events for which no previous data is available.

In this talk, we discuss the need for extensive modeling and simulation for all the components of such homes, including the physical environment, the smart controllers, the behavior of the humans, and the external environment, including the smart grids and local energy market to which the systems connect.

Speaker: Dr. Turgut, Charles Millican Professor of Computer Science at the University of Central Florida.

She is the co-director of the AI Things Laboratory. She held visiting researcher positions at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Imperial College of London, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Her research interests include wireless ad hoc, sensor, underwater, vehicular, and social networks, edge/cloud computing, smart cities, smart grids, IoT-enabled healthcare and augmented reality, as well as considerations of privacy in the Internet of Things. Dr. Turgut serves on several editorial boards and program committees of prestigious ACM and IEEE journals and conferences. Her most recent honors include the NCWIT 2021 Mentoring Award for Undergraduate Research (MAUR), the UCF Research Incentive Award, and the UCF Women of Distinction Award. Since 2019, she serves as the N2Women Board Co-Chair where she co-leads the activities of the N2Women Board in supporting female researchers in the fields of networking and communications. She is an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Senior Member, and the Chair-Elect of the IEEE Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC).

IEEE CS Webinar: Securing Heterogeneous Chiplet Systems: Navigating Design Challenges and Opportunities
May 30th
6:00 PM (1 hour)

We hope to have you for another interesting talk by one of the experts that we invite from academia, industry, and government.   

* As this online event is free and open to non-IEEE members, please feel free to share it with your colleagues, students, classmates, etc.

* For the abstract and biography of the speaker, please refer to the speakers section below.

* Please note that you will receive a registration confirmation email after you register for the event and you will receive a separate email containing the invite to the meeting later. You can add the link to the meeting invite to your calendar manually as the calendar invite does not get updated automatically.  

May 22nd
5:30 PM (2.5 hours)
MEGI Engineering
Lake Oswego
Admission fee may apply

The officers of the Oregon/SW Washington Chapter of the Industry Applications Society invite you to join us Wednesday evening, May 22, 2024 for our dinner, meeting, and technical presentation.  We appreciate the support of all who attend our dinners and presentations. We will be meeting this month at MEGI Engineering in Lake Oswego. This location is easy to access by car from the Interstate 5 Kruse Way/Lake Oswego exits. Ample free parking and entrance at the East side of the building.

The cost for dinner is with food from Famous Dave’s BBQ. There is no charge to attend the presentation only.  Our IAS Chapter always offers free dinners for local PSU, OSU, George Fox, U of P, OIT and WSUV Electrical Engineering Students who attend our meetings. This is an excellent networking opportunity for students as our meetings are attended by many professionals in consulting, industrial engineering, and electrical equipment manufacturing.

Bonneville Power Administration’s Use of Synchrophasors in the Control Room.
May 21st
12:30 PM (1 hour)

The presentation will begin with a photograph of the control room video wall.  Then I will walk through each of the six video displays that use synchrophasor data and explain how dispatch uses each display:  Oscillation Detection, Mode Meter, Frequency, Island Detection, Wide Area Angles and MW Flow/Angle.  This will include how they are alerted (visual or audio alarm), and what actions Dispatchers might take.  I will include a brief discussion of BPA’s Synchrophasor RAS (Remedial Action Scheme) and the challenges with the RAS related to clock data.

CANCELLED! IEEE SusTech Talk May 2024 – Harnessing AI for Product Lifecycle Intelligence
May 21st
8:00 AM (1 hour)

Unfortunately, the speaker is not available on this date so we have stopped registration and if we cannot find alternate this webinar will be cancelled

SusTech is hosting talks on Sustainability topics.

“Harnessing AI for Product Lifecycle Intelligence”

with Neil D’Souza, CEO and founder of Makersite, Stuttgart, Germany

Date/Time: May 21, 2024

Discover the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in revolutionizing product lifecycle management and sustainable manufacturing practices. This webinar, featuring Neil D’Souza, CEO of Makersite, will explore AI’s role in fostering smarter decision-making, optimizing resources, reducing waste, and amplifying the value proposition of products through eco-design. With sustainability reporting demands set to increase exponentially, learn how integrating AI can offer businesses critical competitive advantages and support the urgent need for comprehensive environmental data governance. Join us to gain actionable insights into achieving efficiency and innovation in a rapidly evolving market.

Key Takeaways:

1. AI-Driven Decision-Making: The integration of Artificial Intelligence in product lifecycle management significantly enhances decision-making processes, allowing companies to make smarter, data-backed decisions. This technological shift is pivotal for navigating the complexities of modern markets efficiently.

2. Resource Optimization and Waste Reduction: By leveraging AI, businesses can achieve substantial improvements in resource utilization and waste management. This not only contributes to more sustainable manufacturing practices but also aligns with global environmental goals.

3. Competitive Advantage through Sustainability: The webinar underscores the importance of adopting AI technologies for sustainability reporting and environmental data governance. This approach not only meets the increasing demands for transparency but also positions businesses at the forefront of innovation and sustainability, offering a clear competitive edge in the marketplace.


IEEE SSCS Oregon Chapter May Meeting and Seminar (Virtual)
May 16th
9:00 AM (1.5 hours)

IEEE SSCS Oregon Chapter May Meeting and Seminar

Join us for a (virtual) talk from SSCS Distinguished Dr. Tim Piessens from ICsense, Leuven, Belgium, on Thursday, May 16th. The seminar will be held from 9:00am to 10:30am (PST) via a Virtual format. Please register for the meeting link and information.

Register via the included Zoom link. You need to register via Zoom (not vTools) to be able to join the meeting.



Challenges in Battery Monitoring Systems for Electrical Vehicles



Electrical vehicles will become the standard in private transport the coming decade. Since the battery is still the main component that will determine cost and driving range, a good battery control is the main component in an eV system.

A battery management system consists of 2 components : a current measurement system and a voltage monitoring system. Both have their own specific problems.

We will first discuss the different techniques to measure current : using a shunt, a Rogowski coil or using a magnetic sensor.

Next the voltage measurement chain will be tackled including techniques for dealing with the high voltages of a battery pack.


Speaker Biography:

Tim Piessens received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, in 1998 and 2003, respectively. During his Ph.D., he focused on a new type of power amplifier/line driver for xDSL applications. In 2004, he co-founded ICsense, where he is the CTO and is responsible for the technical content of projects in the medical, automotive and consumer fields.

His current research interests include analog sensor readouts, non-linear system design, power management, high-voltage design and low-power, low-noise analog front-end design.

From 2014 till 2021, he was a member of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference Technical Program Committee. He was a member of the ISSCC EU leadership, the ISSCC executive committee and the ISSCC vision committee from 2019 till 2021 and ITPC EU chair in 2021. From 2020 on, he is a member of the ESSDERC-ESSCIRC Steering Committee.

IEEE Oregon May 2024 Excom In-Person Meeting
May 14th
6:00 PM (2 hours)
Intel RA4 Room 102

Park in the parking structure and walk across the ground floor bridge to RA4. Room is outside the security control. If you can't find your way, call me at 503-901-6162.


7 meetings. Generated Wednesday, June 12 2024, at 5:20:31 PM. All times America/Los_Angeles