The IEEE-Boise Computer Society chapter and IEEE-Boise Power and Energy Society chapter will be hosting a virtual talk by Eric Whiting, who will share insights into the compute, electrical, and mechanical systems that came together in support of the installation of the Sawtooth supercomputer at INL. Sawtooth ranked #37 in the November 2019 TOP500 list… Read more
The IEEE-Boise Computer Society chapter will be hosting a virtual talk by Dr. Yidong Xia of the Energy and Environment Science & Technology Directorate, Idaho National Laboratory, at noon on December 10, 2020. Please see https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/249195 for more details.
Join us as IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison discusses what Congress is doing for, and to our profession during the COVID-19 crisis. #IEEEUSAhelp #COVID19 Facebook livestream: https://bit.ly/wa-update-7-10-fb YouTube livestream: https://bit.ly/wa-update-7-10-yt
Here are some academic conferences or workshops in July that are virtual and free for non-authors. Most, if not all, of them still require registration. IEEE: • IEEE International Conference on Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors (Jul. 6 – Jul. 8): https://asap2020.cs.manchester.ac.uk/index.html • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (Jul. 6 – Jul. 10):… Read more
Sustainable Energy – Meet alumni from the Mechanical Engineering program at Boise State. These three engineers work in the sustainable/renewable energy industry. Host: Yvette Barrios Panel: Todd Haynes, Lars Dorr, Melissa Elkinton Join Zoom Meeting https://boisestate.zoom.us/j/96479506560?pwd=K0ZyMW12OE1oc0VhWE95MEszQktwdz09 Hosted by Boise State Alumni and Friends, Boise State University and Boise State College of Engineering
IEEE publishes a member benefits bulletin for its members. This bulletin is a great source of information about member benefits from across IEEE that you can use as you work or learn from home and that you can take advantage of right now. We hope that these resources will continue to provide you with member value as we all… Read more
Please feel free to share these links with your kids, grandkids, family, and friends. MIT FULL STEAM Ahead is a collection of resources for teaching and learning online. MIT will curate existing resources for K-12, higher education, and workforce learners, as well as provide a weekly package of relevant materials for K-12 students and teachers…. Read more
IEEE has created a webpage dedicated to sharing resources for COVID-19 Reseach of interest to the IEEE community. https://covid19.ieee.org
Please check out Bob Kustra’s tribute to Boisean U.S. Navy Admiral Archie Clemins, who passed away in March. https://www.idahostatesman.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article241493621.html? Admiral Clemins served as Command in Chief, US Pacific Fleet from 1996 to 1999. He retired from active duty in 1999 to Boise with his wife Marilyn. He was the owner and president of Caribou Technologies, a… Read more
———- Forwarded message ——— From: Research Computing <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 2:19 PM Subject: Research Computing Days – Registration Open and Guest Speaker Announced To: <email@example.com> Registration is open! Use our online registration form to sign up for: Software Carpentry Workshops: LEARN TOOLS TO GRAPH, PLOT, AND ANALYZE YOUR DATA using Unix Shell to automate tasks, version… Read more
We are excited to start the IEEE WIE Section in Boise. Please join the kick off meeting on Jan 30th between 3pm-4pm at BSU MEC 202p to discuss our annual agenda. Organizer: Nirmala Kandadai Email: firstname.lastname@example.org For more details, see https://ieee-region6.org/boise-wie/event/boise-wie-kick-of-meeting/ .
Free IEEE Boise Section fall picnic catered by Boise student branches. Family and friends are welcome. Location: Bldg: Shelter site KA Municipal Park 500 S Walnut St Boise, Idaho 83712
This two-part seminar provides an overview of AC and DC Microgrid architectures, components, and hierarchies. The challenges of maintaining reliable and optimal operation of an autonomous local power system are also introduced. This is followed by a closer look at the enabling technologies by focusing on the major modules of a representative DC Microgrid. These… Read more
This presentation is an overview of IEEE Standard 1547. We will discuss interconnection and interoperability of distributed energy resources and the benefits they can provide to distribution and transmission systems. Speaker(s): Eric Bakie, Jim_Burdick & Andres_Valdepena_Delgado Location: Room: Main Auditorium Bldg: Idaho Power Headquarters 1221 W Idaho St Boise, Idaho 83713
Learn about the state of robotics and automation plus the biggest challenges facing robotics development today. Presented by Toyota Advanced Logistics (Bastien Solutions) roboticists working from their laboratory right here in Boise. Tiffany Greyson is the Lead Robotics Controls Engineer at Toyota Advanced Logistics after 13 years at HP as a PCB architect. She is… Read more
Spiking neural networks are biologically plausible counterparts of the artificial neural networks, artificial neuralnetworks are usually trained with stochastic gradient descent and spiking neural networks are trained with spiketiming dependant plasticity. Training deep convolutional neural networks is a memory and power intensive job.Spiking networks could potentially help in reducing the power usage. There is a… Read more
Co-sponsored by: Boise State University (ECE380 class) Most engineers do not receive adequate people skills training in school or on the job. As a result, many engineers are grossly underprepared to face the interpersonal challenges they inevitably encounter while working alongside other engineers and engineering managers. In order to be most effective in our careers,… Read more
Monthly meeting Agenda: Budget review Event planning Review and comments on growing our community activities Other items Location: Boise, Idaho
Anthony will present results from his research into the effects of major global events on the Bitcoin blockchain and network. Speaker(s): Anthony Luo , Agenda: 6:00 Networking, meet & greet (refreshments provided) 6:30 Presentation Location: Room: RUCH 103 Bldg: RUCH Boise State University 1375 W University Dr Boise, Idaho 83706
Co-sponsored by: MBussert@Idahopower.com : This presentation will focus on recent construction of two fish ladders and an adult steelhead and salmon barrier weir at Idaho Power’s Pahsimeroi Hatchery. Speaker(s): Jerrod Vaughn, Location: Bldg: Main Auditorium Idaho Power Headquarters 1221 W Idaho St. Boise, Idaho 83713
Co-sponsored by: IEEE Boise Computer Society Presentation for three generations of retro machines from one of the original developers of the Atari and Amiga. Speaker(s): Joe Decuir, Agenda: 3:45PM-4:00PM Networking and refreshments 4:00PM-5:15PM Presentation Location: Room: 110 and First Floor Bldg: RUCH Boise State University 1375 W University Dr Boise, Idaho 83706
Co-sponsored by: I Virtual reality is changing the way products, buildings and even homes are being designed. Join us for a panel discussion on how virtual reality is impacting the way engineers, architects and designers create. What challenges come with using this new technology within the workflow and how is improving the process itself? Find… Read more
*** Training event for new chapter officers. Q: contact Chris Gunning (email@example.com) *** Speaker(s): Chris, Location: Boise, Idaho
Co-sponsored by: MBussert@IdahoPower.com This presentation will provide an overview of the devices used for overcurrent protection on electric utility distribution systems; including breakers, reclosers, sectionalizers, and fuses. It will also demonstrate how to coordinate these devices to limit the effects of short-circuit currents to the smallest area, and maintain reliability of service to customers. Speaker(s):… Read more
*** Demo event for showing new vTools @Event feature. Q: contact Chris Gunning (firstname.lastname@example.org) *** Quantum computing could dramatically improve computational efficiency for particular tasks. A number of physical systems, spanning much of modern physics, are being developed for quantum computation. We will review the fundamentals and examine the various components being considered as part… Read more
Co-sponsored by: John Stubban The interconnected power system in the U.S. has experienced the addition of increasing amounts of inverter-based generation resources over the past several years. In particular, a large amount of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants have been connected directly to the transmission system, including some in Idaho Power’s area. Two recent… Read more
The BSU Electrical&Computer Engineering (ECE) department is looking for someone who can teach the Computer Architecture course next semester. If interested, please contact Jim Browning email@example.com . Here’s the course description (from https://registrar.boisestate.edu/undergraduate/course-catalog/ece/ ) : ECE 432 (CS 441) COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE (3-0-3)(S). Structure of computer systems using processors, memories, input/output (I/O) devices as building blocks…. Read more
Patience is golden! Duane Mathes’s talk on VR is now available on IEEE.tv. This was a very informative and entertaining talk. If you missed the live talk last year, here’s your chance to watch it. You can find it here: https://ieeetv.ieee.org/ieee-local-events/vr-industry-of-future-your-role-in-it .
Attendees will learn about SCADA fundamentals and services provided to the company by the Technical Operations Group. The discussion will include threats to electric utilities who are faced with increasingly frequent cyberattacks. Some of the recent notable attacks in the world will be reviewed and Young will describe what the SCADA/EMS Department is doing to… Read more
Congratulations to Milorad Papic from our section. Milorad was selected for the 2019 IEEE Fellow class for his contributions to probabilistic planning methods to mitigate cascading of the bulk power system. The IEEE Fellows Directory and a list of the newly elevated Class of 2019 can be found here: https://www.ieee.org/membership/fellows/fellows-directory.html .