Software Defined Radio workshop Featuring RTL SDR USB Radio 🗓 🗺


Date: May 18 2019.
Time: 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Dr. Dennis Silage.

1947 N. 12th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States 19122

Cost: Free
RSVP: Required.
Event Details & Registration: (URL)


A Software Defined Radio (SDR) is a communications system that uses software to define its functionality.  Traditional communications systems utilize hardware to define its principal function, while software provides a user interface and various support functions.  This brings about a limitation because to change system functionality requires different hardware.   An SDR overcomes this limitation, by providing the flexibility to change system functionality by simply modifying or replacing software programs. In other words, an SDR allows easy upgrade to new functionality and improved performance without the need to replace hardware.  SDRs can also be easily modified to accommodate individual applications.  Additionally, advances in modern computing, increased speed and efficient digital signal processing techniques, radio components such as modulators, demodulators, tuners, etc. can all be implemented in software instead.  Hence the term, software defined radio.
This workshop will introduce students to the concepts of SDR, and demonstrate digital signal processing techniques using the low cost, RTL-SDR USB Dongle along with MATLAB/Simulink and the communications toolbox.  Students will perform hands-on simulation activities using the installed MATLAB/Simulink in the ECE lab at Temple University.


Dr. Dennis Silage received the PhD in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975. Prior to joining the Faculty at Temple University in 1984, he had a biomedical research career, with research faculty and adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, the Medical College of Pennsylvania and the Mount Sinai Medical School. Dr. Silage has been a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Temple University since 1984, teaches digital data communication, digital signal and image processing and embedded processing systems. His research is in these areas with high performance, real-time computational architectures using field programmable gate arrays. He has recently supervised four PhD candidates to completion and twenty-two MSE students. Dr. Silage is past chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), recipient of the 2007 ASEE National Outstanding Teaching Award, the 2011 ASEE ECE Division Meritorious Service Award, the Lindbach Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012. He is a Life Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics.

Vision Guided Robotics 🗓 🗺


Date: May 09 2019.
Time: 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Kurt Thern.


E. of intersection of N. Cramer and E. Hampshire St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
United States 53211

Cost: Free
RSVP: Required.
Event Details & Registration: (URL)


The Milwaukee Section, Robotics and Automation Society presents a 2 hour lab and demonstration on Vision Guided Robotics.  A World Wide Manufacturer of Industrial Automation products will be leading this discussion and live demonstration.  Some audience participation will be possible.


Kurt Thern, a Robotic Applications Engineer OMRON Robotics and Safety Technologies, Inc. will lead the discussion on this topic.  The presentation will use Omron equipment, but will be mostly based on Who, What, How and Why on Vision and Robots.  It should be quite interesting for the attendees to be introduced to this hybridized technical subject.Please join us for the presentation by the newly reformed IEEE – RAS in Milwaukee. It is our first event.

Annual Chicago IEEE EMC MiniSymposium 🗓 🗺

Meeting Date: May 7, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM (CST)
Speaker(s): Dr. Eric Bogatin
Location: Itasca Country Club, 400 East Orchard, Itasca, IL 60143
Cost: $0 for students after 1pm; $75 otherwise
RSVP: Required
Event Details & Registration: (EMC MiniSymposium)

“If you are working in the EMC field, our MiniSymposium is for you! At our MiniSymposium you will come away with new ideas about troubleshooting techniques, specification updates, and a better understanding on how to measure critical parameters.
While there, browse tabletop booths of manufacturers, EMI/EMC Test Houses, and increase your knowledge of suppliers in this industry.
Meet with fellow EMC Engineers and learn more about how our local IEEE EMC Chapter can assist you in your daily challenges.
See you there” – Frank Krozel, 2019 IEEE EMC MiniSymposium Chairman

Dr. Eric Bogatin
is currently a Signal Integrity Evangelist with Teledyne LeCroy and the Dean of the Teledyne LeCroy Signal Integrity Academy, at . Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado – Boulder in the ECEE dept, and technical editor of the Signal Integrity Journal.
Bogatin received his BS in physics from MIT and MS and PhD in physics from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He has held senior engineering and management positions at Bell Labs, Raychem, Sun Microsystems, Ansoft and Interconnect Devices. He has written six technical books in the field and presented classes and lectures on signal integrity world wide.


1st Micro-Controller Debug Hands on Workshop 2019
Webinar Date: Sat, 30th Mar, 2019
Time: 08:30 AM to 16:55 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Chris Wunderlich, Atilla Bulmus
Location: Elliot Hall, Room EH 214, 115 Library Drive, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, United States 48327
Cost: none
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration:

See the Agenda for the Schedule of Events (updated frequently)

08:30 AM – Registration Desk Opens; Light breakfast available

09:00 AM – Workshop Begins; Welcome by Dr. Subra Ganesan

09:05 AM – 10 am Overview of General Problem Solving Methods

10:00 AM – 11 am Introduction to TC27x Micro Architecture

11:00 AM – 11:15 am Overview Micro Documentation

11:15 AM – 12 noon First Power-Up on a new board

12:00 PM -12:30 PM Lunch 30min

12:30 PM – 1 PM Introduction to Compiler and Debugger – Blinky LED – Project

1pm – 4:45 pm Practical Debug Session (each ~40min + breaks)
– CPU Core Sessions: Traps, Interrupts
– Peripheral Sessions: SPI, ADC, GTM

04:45 PM – Vote of thanks & Conclusion; Certificate of Attendance Distributed

04:55 PM – Workshop Ends

A Certificate of Attendance is available for those who participate in the full day session. Please indicate this at the time of registration *and* email the sponsors in advance.
SE Michigan IEEE Computer & Education Society Chapters Joint Annual Event

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• Subramaniam Ganesan, Sharan Kalwani
• Co-sponsored by Sharan Kalwani

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Deep Learning for Vision Workshop 🗓 🗺

Meeting Date: March 13, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM (EST)
Speaker(s): Dr. Fathi Salem
Sponsor: NVIDIA
Location: Michigan State University, College of Engineering, 428 South Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824
Cost: Complimentary for Students / IEEE
RSVP: Required (waitlist)
Event Details & Registration: (Deep Learning for Vision Workshop)

Explore the fundamentals of deep learning by training neural networks and using results on the Nvidia Cloud Frameworks, using CPU and GPUs, to improve performance and capabilities.

In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of deep learning by training and deploying neural networks. You’ll learn how to:

-Implement common deep learning workflows, such as image classification and object detection
-Experiment with data, training parameters, network structure, and other strategies to improve and increase performance and capability
-Deploy your neural networks onto an embedded platform to start solving real-world problems

This workshop will help you to start the learning process and to follow up with on-line self-paced learning to enable you to start solving problems on your own with deep learning. Upon successful completion, you’ll receive NVIDIA DLI Certification to recognize subject matter competency and support professional career growth.

Dr. Fathi M. Salem, Professor, Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University
is a Professor in the Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Neuroscience Program at Michigan State University. He is the Director of the Circuits, Systems, and Neural Networks (CSANN) Lab. Prof. Salem is an Nvidia University Program Ambassador and a certified Nvidia Instructor.


Date: 12 Nov to 14 Nov, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (All times are America/Chicago)
Location: Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 W Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, Minnesota
United States 55102
Cost: none
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration: (URL for Webinar)

Summary: Stay abreast of today’s power system technology in this three-day conference that emphasizes the unique challenges faced by electric utilities in the Midwest. Concurrent sessions include substations, utility industry futures, delivery systems, project management, relaying, distribution automation/communications, safety and security, metering, power generation and tutorials. Website:

Fundamentals of Deep Learning for Computer Vision 🗓 🗺


Date: February 7 2019.
Time: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Professor. Fathi Salem


567 Wilson Rd,
United States

Cost: Free
RSVP: Required.
Event Details & Registration: (URL)


In this course, you’ll learn the basics of deep learning by training and deploying neural networks. You’ll learn how to:

  • Implement common deep learning workflows, such as image classification and object detection
  • Experiment with data, training parameters, network structure, and other strategies to improve and increase performance and capability
  • Deploy your neural networks onto an embedded platform to start solving real-world problems

Upon completion, you’ll be able to start solving problems on your own with deep learning. Certification is available.


Dr. Fathi Salem is a professor at MSU in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and the Neuroscience Program. He is also an Nvidia University Program Ambassador and certified Nvidia instructor.

Workshop on Production Part Approval Process 🗓 🗺



Date: March 26, 2019.
Time: 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Ahad Ali of Lawrence Technological University.
Speaker: Steven Sibrel of Harman International.

21000 West 10 Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075

Cost: $50
RSVP: Required.
Event Details & Registration: (URL)

A training certificate will be provided. Professional Development Equivalent to .8 CEU This one day workshop provides participants with an understanding Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) and related topics including quality planning, evaluation, requirements, product and process changes in automotive and other manufacturing applications.



Ahad Ali is an Assistant Professor, and Director of Master of Science in Industrial Engineering in the A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Lawrence Technological University, Michigan, USA. He is the Director of Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems Research Group. Dr Ali has done research projects with Chrysler, Ford, DTE Energy, Delphi Automotive System, GE Medical Systems, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, International Truck and Engine Corporation (ITEC), National/Panasonic Electronics, New Center Stamping, Rockwell Automation, and Whelan Co. His research interests include manufacturing, simulation, optimization, reliability, scheduling, manufacturing, and lean. He has published journal and conference papers. Dr. Ali is the founder and conference chair of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM). He is member of IIE, INFORMS, SME, IEOM Society and IEEE. He earned B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, Masters in Systems and Engineering Management from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and PhD in Industrial Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Steve Sibrel is a business process improvement trainer, coach and auditor with over 35 years of experience in the business and manufacturing world. He is currently working as Senior Supplier Quality Manager at Harman International, a manufacturer of audio and infotainment systems for consumer, professional, and automotive industries, with well-known brands such as JBL, Lexicon, Crown, Infinity, Mark Levinson, Becker and Harman-Kardon. Previously he held a number of engineering and management positions in diverse industries at Applied Materials (Semiconductor), NEC (Telecommunications) and Texas Instruments (Military). He has conducted over 200 supplier audits in North America, Europe, and Asia and is a Lead Auditor for ISO/TS16949, ISO9001, ISO13485, ISO17025, and 21CFR820. He has been the Chair for Professional Development for the ASQ Detroit section since 2008. He received the Distinguished Service Award in 2008 and the Leadership Award in 2013 from ASQ.  Current ASQ Certifications held are Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Engineer, Quality Inspector, Quality Auditor, and Manager of Quality/ Organizational Excellence. He is an adjunct facility member at Macomb Community College. Steve has a BSEE degree from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology and an MSEE degree from Southern Methodist University.

Embedded Systems Workshop 2019 🗓 🗺

(IEEE) – Embedded Systems…

Embedded Systems Workshop 2019
Conference Date:  19 October, 2019
Time: 8:07 AM to 4:40 PM
Speaker: TBD
Location: Lawrence University, 21000 West 10 mile Rd Southfield, Michigan. United States
Cost: Free
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration:


The 16th Annual Workshop on Embedded Systems will be held at Lawrence Tech University, Room A200 Auditorium, Architecture Building. Registration is required.  Open to engineers and students. You are encouraged to join the IEEE, but it is not mandatory.  Membership is encouraged to realize the maximum potential.  The workshop itself is complimentary/free, thanks to the various sponsors.

Email for follow up:

IEEE Embedded System Workshop Sponsors: Altair, Beningo Embedded Group, DataSpeed Inc, SimuQuest, Vector North America, iSystem, Intrepid CS, DataSwing LLC, NVIDIA,  IEEE SEM Computer Society ChapterLawrence Technological University andOakland University School of Engineering.

The aim is to disseminate knowledge, directly benefiting the IEEE members, at the same time improve the technology skills pool, indirectly boosting the Michigan economy. Speakers and experts from the embedded systems industry will be making presentations, and will also be available for discussions and networking throughout the day. In addition to the technical presentations, there will be industry information display and professional recruitment tables. Use this opportunity for networking with other engineers, industry experts and embedded enthusiasts.

See the Agenda for the Schedule of Events (updated frequently)

Program Outline: 

08:00 AM – Registration Desk Opens; Light breakfast available

08:30 AM – Workshop Begins; Welcome by Dr. Subra Ganesan, Chair ESW 2019

08:35 AM – Opening KeyNote Speech by our Chief Guest:

04:30 PM – FINAL Raffle/Door Prizes Drawing

04:40 PM – Vote of thanks & Conclusion; Certificate of Attendance Distributed

04:45 PM – Workshop Ends

A Certificate of Attendance is available for those who participate in the full day session. Please indicate this at the time of registration *and* email the sponsors in advance.

About the Speaker: TBD

Biography: TBD