InnoTek Program

IEEE Innovations in Technology Conference

InnoTek2014     Friday, 16 May 2014

 Friday 16 May 2014 – Program: Morning through 3:30pm

7:00 – 6:00 pm

Registration – Grand Foyer Coat Room

7:00 – 9:00 am

Buffet Breakfast – Rotunda

8:00 – 8:15 am

Welcome and Introductions Salons III-V

Charles Rubenstein, Vince Socci, Martin Cohen, Gary Blank

8:15 – 9:00 am

James Kobielus, Watson: Core of the Cognitive Revolution



PACE Committee Meeting

(8:15am – Noon)  Salon II



IEEE-USA Board Meeting

(9:00 – 11:00am)

Salon I

9:00 – 9:45 am

Jeff Greer, Engineering’s Role in Agile Manufacturing 

9:45 – 10:05 am

Barry Shoop, Developing Critical Thinking, Creativity & Innovation Skills

10:05 – 10:35 am

Coffee Break and Exhibits – Grand Foyer

10:35 – 11:05am

Michelle Morey, InfraGard – Partnership is Our Key Resource

11:05 – 11:45 am

Henry Constant and Frank Metayer,Real-time Digital Image Acquisition and Processing

11:45 – 12:00pm

Paul Roberti, RI PUC Commissioner; Energy Conversion &  Distribution

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Lunch Garden Pavilion

Sally Sutherland, Deputy Chief Technical Officer, Naval Undersea Warfare Center

Innovations in Technology for the Undersea Domain

Track 1a
M. Cohen

Salon I

Track 2a
G. Madhavan

Salon II

Track 3a
J. George


Track 4a
C. Lord


Technical Innovation

Energy Systems

Policy Systems

for New Technologies

Technical Innovation

In System Design

Small Business,

Big Tech

1:30  – 2:50 pm

Characteristic analysis of small-scale BESS for HOTT generation systemMohammad Rahman*, et al.

Kyoto University


Application of a Dynamic Fuzzy Based Genetic Algorithm for Distribution Network Reconfiguration

Arash Asrari*, Saeed Lotfifard

University of Central

Florida, FL, USA



Shubham Agarwal*



Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Performance Prediction for Low Wind Speed Environment

Franklyn Kanyako*, Isam Janajreh

Masdar Institute

The Precarious State of Federal R&D Russell Harrison, Sr. Legislative Representative, IEEE-USA

The Makings of the Materials Revolution, Rick Barto, Senior Manager, Advanced Technology Laboratories, Lockheed Martin Corporation


Online Learning and Implications for Broadening Access and Participation in STEM Education and Workforce Warren “Trey” Lathe III, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, NSF



Making Technology: Broadening Access and Participation in Engineering Education Through Maker Culture, Dorothy Jones-Davis,  AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, NSF

Unleashing Innovation through Internal HackathonsShiven Kumar*, Bernard  Rosell, John Shepherd AT&T


Strong Ties despite Decentralized Network Design: an Automotive Case

Philip Müller*, et al.

RWTH Aachen  



Advanced Complex Searches on Encrypted Unstructured Data in Cloud Environment

Mohammad ZamanFakhar,*

Schoab Ahmad Khan,

Madiha Waris

EME College NUST


Preventing Recreational Boating Fatalities and Serious Injuries

C. David Rogers*,

Collaborative Technologies


Starting New High-Tech BusinessesCharles J Lord,

Blue Ridge Advanced Design and Automation


James Conrad,

University of North Carolina at Charlotte




Instilling a culture of   life-long Innovation Education

Charles J Lord,

Blue Ridge Advanced Design and Automation


James Conrad,

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
















































































Friday 16 May 2014 – Program: Afternoon 3:30pm – End

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Coffee Break and Exhibits – Grand Foyer

Track 1b
B. Horan

Salon I

Track 2b
M. Andrews

Salon II

Track 3b
A. Fortino


Track 4b
B. Hecht




In Education

Technologies for

New Policy Systems


In Business

Innovations in Medicine

3:30 – 4:50 pm


Personalized Intelligent Software Responses for Engineering Students  Beverly Woolf*, Enid Sichel, Mark Floryan                                          University of Massachusetts


Low Cost Tablets as Disruptive Educational innovation; Modeling its diffusion within Indian K12 system

Raghu Raman*, et al.                                                 

Amrita University


Robot Education in the Liberal Arts Curriculum

John Rogers*                U.S. Military Academy

Robert McVay

U.S. Army




 Tools, Funding, & Policies for CyberInfrastructure

David Proctor, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow,  NSF


Of Patent Trolls and Patent Troll Hunters: What is the REAL Fairy Tale? A Lesson on Public Policy, Keith Grzelak,

Co-Chair, IEEE-USA Intellectual Property Policy Committee and IEEE-USA IP Professionals


Support for Biomedical and Health Innovation at the Federal Level, Jennifer Yttri, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, National Science Foundation, Program on Smart Health and Wellbeing


Decision Support Tools for Multi-Stakeholder Health Policy Issues, Guru Madhavan, Senior Program Officer, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences



Using Innovation Science to Minimize Entrepreneurial RiskJoseph Nadan,

NYU Poly School of Engineering


Mining the Cloud

Stephen Leibholz,




The Tame Tornado

John Cotton*

Sovereign Vortex Systems










(ends at 5:00pm)


Portable Malignant Lesion Detection with Low Cost Mobile Infrared ThermographySinan Kockara*, et al.




Web-Based Camera Navigation for Virtual Pancreatic Cancer Surgery:  Whipple Surgery Simulator (VPenSS)

Tansel Halic*, et al.



MoMiReS:  Mobile Mixed Reality System for Physical & Occupational Therapies for Hand and Wrist Ailments

Tansel Halic*, et al.



(ends at 5:00pm)



5:00 pm

The InnoTek2014 Technical Conference Closes


Annual Meeting Attendees:


Busses Leave

5:30 – 7:00 pm



(Check with your Region PACE Coordinator for dinner plans)



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