Posts By: chrisgunning

Instructor sought for BSU Computer Architecture course

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 .
Here’s the course description (from ) :
ECE 432 (CS 441) COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE (3-0-3)(S). Structure of computer systems using …

VR talk recording now available on

Patience is golden!
Duane Mathes’s talk on VR is now available on 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: .

Milorad Papic newly elevated to IEEE Fellow

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 …

BSU Cyber-Physical Systems Security Forum on Nov. 30th

You are invited to the upcoming event organized by Boise State University:
Join us for a Cyber-Physical Systems Security Forum at Boise State University on November 30. This FREE interactive forum is designed to promote discussion on the cyber-physical security risks, threats, and challenges organizations face. To …

IEEEXtreme Region 6 unofficial results

Here are the UNOFFICIAL RESULTS for IEEEXtreme 12.0 Region 6 teams as of November 8, 2018.  Final results will be posted soon on the IEEEXtreme web site at

The members of the winning team, “Sheep”, are Rachel Weber, Wyte Krongapiradee, and Frank Shi. Region 6 will …

Robotics are for girls! 

At least that’s the mantra for the high school “all girl”  FIRST robotics team at Boise State University who affectionately call themselves  the “Chickadees”( 


FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international high school robotics competition. Each year, teams of high school students, coaches, and mentors work …

Micron Co-Founders Will Launch New COBE Speaker Series

From Boise State University Campus News, Nov. 5th, 2018:
The co-founders of Micron Technology are the first speakers for Entrepreneur Connect, the new speaker series in the College of Business and Economics (COBE).
The inaugural event, “Starting Micron – Founders Ward Parkinson and Joe Parkinson Share Their Story,” is …

IEEEXtreme 12.0 – Congrats to Boise section teams!

Congratulations to both Boise section teams for their outstanding performance in IEEEXtreme 12.0 on Oct 19-20. IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE Student members compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems.

The NNU team …

Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS) conference

Here’s a very nice article on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council website about the recent PMAPS conference held in Boise. Congratulations to Milorad Papic for running an excellent conference!

Annual Picnic, Friday Sept 14

The Boise Section BBQ / Picnic is free to attend for all IEEE Members and their families. The event will be arranged and catered by IEEE Boise State University student branch.
Date/Time: Friday, Sept 14, 2018, 6pm to 8:30pm
Location: Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park, 500 S Walnut St, Boise. Click here for Map
Event contact: …

2018 IEEE-Boise Banquet

Guest speaker, Dr. Gurtej S. Sandhu, Senior Fellow and Director at Micron Technology Inc. will deliver a topic on, “Memory Chips Technology – the untold story of innovation”. Biography:
Continental style dinner with vegetarian and regular options.
Award Ceremony and presentation.
Free parking details will be sent to the registered …

Idaho Future City Results

The 14th Idaho Region Future City competition was held on Saturday, January 20th at Boise State University. This year’s competition included 36 teams from 18 different schools. Participants came from all over Idaho including Blackfoot, Boise, Caldwell, Garden Valley, Homedale, Kuna, Meridian, Nampa, Riggins, Sandpoint, and …

VR talk by Duane Mathes, Oct 14th

Duane Mathes, Senior VP of Game Development at BlackBox VR, will give a talk on VR. He will cover current and future applications, technology, history, trends, and how you can get involved in VR development projects and interest groups.
Speaker: Duane Mathes
When: Saturday, Oct 14, 11am
Room: …

2018 PMAPS conference in Boise June 24-28, 2018

Conference Theme  – “Probabilistic Methods: Practical Approaches for Managing Risk and Uncertainty in the Electric Power Industry”
The main focus of the 2018 PMAPS International Conference is about presenting and sharing the experience, ideas, and research results in the area of power system uncertainties related to …

Annual Picnic, Friday Sept 15

The Boise Section BBQ / Picnic is free to attend for all IEEE Members and their families. The event will be arranged and catered by IEEE Boise State University student branch.
Date/Time: Friday, Sept 15, 2017, 6pm to 8:30pm
Location: Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park, 500 S Walnut St, Boise. Shelter 1. Click here for Map
Event …

Boise Engineers Week Banquet, Thursday February 23rd

“The Memory of Cars”
Date: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
Time: 5:30PM social, 6:30PM dinner
Location: Angell’s, 999 Main Street Boise
Come join us for our 2017 Engineers Week banquet. Our guest speaker is Tom Coughlin. He will be giving his popular talk, “The Memory of Cars”, which looks at the evolution of memory …

IEEE Boise Computer Society banquet

You are invited to join the IEEE Boise Computer Society for our annual banquet on November 10th. Our guest speaker is Dr. Gaby Dagher, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Boise State University. Dr. Dagher will explain how the Bitcoin protocol works and discuss the potential …

GROWing Software and Skills – Talk by Andy Hunt on June 23rd

It’s time for a practical, pragmatic, real-world take on software development and programming.  The GROWS™ Method goes beyond one-size-fits-all rules, mis-applied “agile” and rigid adherence to previous “best practices” that may no longer apply. GROWS embraces a growth skills model, an empirical approach to process …

IEEE-Boise PES talk: Sustainability and Operational Efficiencies

Please mark your calendar for an upcoming talk on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 12:00 PM at the Idaho Power Bldg.  Mr. John Bernardo from Idaho Power will be giving a presentation on “Sustainability and Operational Efficiencies”.  This talk will serve as a technical meeting for Boise IEEE …

EDS Talk: Hybrid Ferroelectrics-CMOS: Devices and Circuits

You are invited to attend a talk brought to you jointly by IEEE EDS Boise Chapter and the Micron-TLP Friday Forum where Prof. Kan of Cornell University will discuss Hybrid Ferroelectrics-CMOS: Devices and Circuits. Non-Micron employees please RSVP by emailing Tony Liu at by Wednesday, 4/20, so we can arrange …