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2018 Krishna M. Pasala, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship Call

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Krishna M. Pasala, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship Call

Dr. Krishna M. PasalaTo pay tribute to the late Professor Krishna M. Pasala, the IEEE Krishna M. Pasala, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship was established by the IEEE Dayton Section in 2012. This annual Scholarship recognizes the academic excellence of one graduate student within the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the University of Dayton. The student must be an active IEEE member. The scholarship award (up to $1000) may be used toward the purchase of books or other educational materials associated with education innovation.

Details, criteria, complete instructions, and application form are available at:  Krishna M. Pasala, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship.

Applications are due January 31, 2019.

The winner will be recognized at the IEEE Dayton Section Awards banquet on April 27, 2019.

Call for Nominations: IEEE Dayton Section Officer Elections (2018-2019 Terms)

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Greetings, IEEE Dayton Section Members!

The Dayton Section is soliciting your recommendations for the following Executive Officer positions for 2018-2019:

– Dayton Section Chair

– Dayton Section Vice Chair

– Dayton Section Secretary

– Dayton Section Treasurer

The terms of office shall be for two years starting on January 1, 2018. An individual must be of Member grade or higher or a Graduate Student Member to be eligible to hold elected office. Any member eligible to vote in the Dayton Section elections may nominate an individual for office, and nominating yourself for an office is strongly encouraged. Any individual nominated for office should be willing to serve for the full 2 years; we therefore recommend discussing the nomination with the individual prior to submission. The duties for each position are defined in the MGA Operations Manual, which may be found at the IEEE website (, but a brief summary is also included below.  Please note that each position typically requires an average of 4-8 hour commitment per month.

Here are some important dates for this nominations and elections process:

– The call for nominations starts the week of September 15 and closes 15 October.

– From 15 Oct – 30 Oct Nominations are vetted by nomination committee and bios collected

– From 1 Nov – 15 Nov Candidate bios are posted on website

– The voting starts 1 Nov and closes 15 Nov.

– The 2018-2019 Executive Officers will be announced by 1 December 2017.

Please submit all nominations by sending an email to  You may send an email to this same address if you have any questions regarding the annual nomination/election process.


Officer duties


Section Chair/Vice Chair *

  • Presides at meetings of the Section and the Section Executive Committee.
  • Operates the Section to maximize satisfaction of Section member needs with the resources available.
  • Develops and presents plans for meeting members needs to the Executive Committee for review.
  • Identifies appropriate volunteers and presents their appointments to the Executive Committee for review.
  • Prepares an annual report of Section Activities for submission to the Region.
  • Represents the Section at all appropriate IEEE gatherings.

* The Section Vice Chair fulfills the duties of the Chair in his or her absence, and assists and supports the Chair as required/assigned.

Section Treasurer

  • Accurately maintains financial records for Section.
  • Maintains bank accounts of Section funds.
  • Prepares the annual budget for submission to the Section Executive Committee.
  • Makes disbursements in accordance with the approved budget.
  • Refers expenses outside the budget to the Section Chair for action.
  • Ensures that all Section expenditures and disbursements are made in accordance with IEEE policy.
  • Prepares financial reports for the Section Chair, Section Executive Committee and Regional Director.
  • Submits annual report of financial activity to the IEEE Operations Center and provides follow-up where necessary to confirm that the report has been approved.

Section Secretary

  • Accurately records minutes of all Section meetings.
  • Distributes agenda and meeting notices for all Section meetings.
  • Reports all Section and subunit meetings to the IEEE Regional Activities Department using the proper forms.
  • Notifies the IEEE Regional Activities Department of all changes in Section and subunit Officers.

We look forward to hearing from you!



Sunday, April 30th, 2017
HOST: IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Dayton Section
INVITED SPEAKER: Dr. Ronald Hartung

“Logic and AI: A Gentle Introduction to Non-Axiomatic Reasoning Systems”

DATE: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
TIME: 5:30-6:15 PM      Social Gathering with Refreshments and Pizza

6:15-7:00 PM      Speaker and Q&A

PLACE: Fairborn Community Library (Meeting Room) 1 E Main St, Fairborn, OH 45324
RSVP: Free but RSVP required for pizza . Please register here (we rely on accurate counts, so please register by Monday 15 May so we have enough for all):

Meeting open to all.

INVITED TALK ABSTRACT: Logic has been linked to AI since the earliest days. Logic theorist (Newell and Simon) was one of the first AI programs. Expert systems were mostly built on first order logic. Prolog, one of two programming languages to arise from AI, is driven by first order calculus. Traditional logic has been extended to fuzzy logic (Zadeh). However, observations from cognitive psychology lead one to question logic as a basis for AI. Pei Wang has proposed a different approach to logic called Non-Axiomatic Reasoning System (NARS). NARS uses a different approach to truth than conventional logic systems. It has its own reasoning forms. While NARS may not be ready for prime time in AI, it is a fun and different look at logical reasoning. This presentation is a light introduction to the work of Pei Wang, how it differs from traditional logic and why it might be a more interesting approach to reasoning.
SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Ronald Hartung is a Senior Researcher employed by The Design Knowledge Company of Fairborn and an adjunct computer science faculty at Franklin University, Columbus Ohio. He has been a Program and Department Chair in Computer Science for Franklin University and employed by Bell Laboratories, Quest Communications and The Naval Surface Weapons Center. His work has included natural language processing, speech recognition, signal processing, digital hardware design, microprogramming, network research, and software system architecture. His primary interest in AI is artificial general intelligence (hard AI) and understanding what people really do when they think. Ron’s research includes collaboration with international colleagues in Sweden, South Korea and Poland, with over 30 published works, mostly in AI. He serves as an advisory board member and track chair for the Knowledge Engineering Systems conferences. Ron holds a Ph.D. in computer science from The Ohio State University, MSCS from Virginia Polytechnic and State University and a BSEE from The Ohio State University.