IEEE Miami Section

December 11th, 2018



DECEMBER 11, 9 AM TO 10 AM EC 2300
*Chief Researcher, New Business Development, Corporate Tech. Center
+ Semiconductor Division, Nitto America

Nitto Denko is a 100-year old large Japanese company that produces a broad variety of materials for electronic systems integration (packaging). These include flexible tapes for interconnects, functional tapes such as magnetic sheets for inductors and EMI absorbers, thermal adhesive tapes and others. These are widely utilized for various products in electronics, automobiles, housing, infrastructure, environment, and medicine, all based on Nitto’s core technologies of adhesive and coatings. In this talk, Nitto technology experts will introduce the company and discuss recent product advances and how they can impact the electronic packaging industry of the future.
Brief overview of the Nitto Group will be presented first. The second part focuses on Nitto Semiconductor Back-End Process solutions – particularly die-attach tapes. The third part focuses on high-frequency and high-permeability magnetic materials for various electronic applications such as inductors, wireless power transfer and so on. Nitto will discuss magnetic sheets and their integration with coils for inductor modules as one of the applications. Nitto has such developed high-performance flexible magnetic sheets that may also have applications in wearable and implantable biomedical electronics.

October 27th, 2018

IEEE Miami Section hosts the IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference November 8-10, 2018 at FIU

We would like to invite you and welcome your participation to the 2018 IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI) Conference that will be held at Florida International University Main Campus Graham Center, Miami, FL between Thursday-Saturday November 8-10, 2018.

Intelligence and Security Informatics is an interdisciplinary research field involving academic researchers in information technologies, computer science, public policy, bioinformatics, medical informatics, and social and behavior studies. ISI supports counterterrorism  and homeland security’s missions of anticipation, prevention, preparedness, and response to security events, in physical, cyber, enterprise, and societal spaces.

FIU is proud to sponsor and host IEEE ISI 2018 that is the largest conference of its kind in the field of security informatics, annually brings together the international community of security researchers and practitioners, from academia, industry, and government. Initially begun in 2003 with funding from the National Science Foundation, ISI is now under the auspices of the IEEE and showcases security work and research in computing, engineering, and information science, public policy, law enforcement and intelligence, and the social and behavioral sciences. This year’s conference theme is Cybersecurity and Big Data. ISI will feature cutting edge research papers (44 accepted contributions (38 full papers and 6 short papers)), 2 stellar speakers, and 1 tutorial as well as other participatory events designed to encourage networking and future partnership.

This is a very timely conference held at FIU, who wants to learn more about some recent work in intelligence and security informatics.

Please note that there is a special rate for FL residents.

** Keynotes: (1) Quo Vadis? A Look at the Evolution of the Security of Web Applications Speaker: Dr. Engin Kirda, Chief Architect at Global Breach Protection Provider Lastline, Professor at Northeastern University
(2) Social Cyber-Security, Dr. Kathleen M. Carkey, Professor of Computer Science, the Institute for Software Research, IEEE Fellow, and Director of the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems at Carnegie Mellon University.

** Papers:

** Tutorials:  Security Design of Mission-Critical Embedded Systems
Instructor: Dr. Michael Vai, Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group, MIT Lincoln Laboratory:

** Registration Information:
** Direct Registration Link:

More information is available at: and the attachment.

Thank you FIU friends and we are all looking forward to having you in the IEEE ISI conference on November 8-10, 2018.  Please register as soon as possible to reserve your seats!

June 24th, 2018

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Florida International University

College of Engineering & Computing

In Conjunction with the

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Industry Applications Society


Invited Lecture

Micromagnetic Model Simulations Considering Write head, Spin-Torque Oscillator, and Double-Layered Medium Layer with Motion


Professor Yasushi KANAI, Dr. Eng.

Department of Information and Electronics Engineering

Niigata Institute of Technology, Japan

Date:               August, 13, 2018

Time:               2:00 PM
Place:               ECE Department, FIU
                     10555 W. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida
                     ECE Conference Room (EC 3960)


Abstract: Microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) is one candidate for next-generation perpendicular magnetic recording. Theoretical analysis, experiments and simulations have contributed to MAMR research and spin stand experiments have shown the high potential of MAMR. Also, it has been announced that commercial MAMR HDDs will be shipped in 2019. Stable oscillation is one of the most important factors for the spin-torque oscillators (STO) used in a MAMR system.

In this work micromagnetic model simulations were performed to investigate STO integrated into the MP-TS gap of the write head (integrated STO). First, the oscillation states of a tilted STO were investigated in a model comprising the write head, STO and medium soft underlayer (SUL). We found that inserting the STO into a non-parallel MP-TS gap resulted in more stable oscillation compared with an STO in a MP-TS gap perpendicular to the medium surface. Second, we performed full micromagnetic simulations of the write head, STO, SUL and recording layer (RL) and the oscillation of the tilted STO was investigated. We found that the RL affected STO oscillation to some extent, however, the effect was smaller than that from the write head. We also discuss medium recording simulations carried out using the full model.


Short Bio: Dr Yasushi Kanai is a Professor of the Engineering Department at Niigita Institute of Technology, Kashiwazaki, Japan. He has authored and co-authored 160 peer-reviewed journal papers, 220 international and more than 220 national conference records. He specializes in micromagnetic analysis, both in perpendicular magnetic recording heads and media, non-standard finite difference (NS-FDTD) method, and electromagnetic field- heat transfer coupled computations of hyperthermic treatment. He is a Fellow of Applied Computation Electromagnetics Society (ACES).


For Seat Reservation Contact: Mr. Sandeep Chavan (

For Lecture Information Contact Dr. O. A. Mohammed ( Tel: 305-348-3040.

Refreshments will be served.

March 12th, 2018

Solar Energy Projects in the Middle East

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February 19th, 2018

Grid Modernization - Technological Advancements Beyond Smart Grid

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December 3rd, 2017


Dr. Alwan will present an overview on ultra-wideband (UWB) communication systems including ultrawideband arrays, reduced hardware and power efficient communication back-ends, and millimeter-wave technologies for 5G applications.  Since 2009, Dr. Alwan has been involved in a number of projects related to the design, fabrication, and measurement of antennas and RF systems, with emphasis on UWB applications. Specifically, focus of his current research is on developing a new class of transceivers for high data rate secure communications with interference suppression capabilities. Such systems enables instantaneous transmission and reception over a wide frequency bands using UWB arrays. Concurrently, coding techniques are applied to achieve significant hardware, cost, and power reduction. Simultaneous transmit and receive capabilities are also part of his research to achieve multipath and self-interference cancellation. Also, channel coding and code division multiplexing are used for interference mitigation and multi-user detection. Alongside, Dr. Alwan am pursuing intensive research in millimeter wave systems which involves antenna arrays and RF front-ends design, fabrication, and packaging using latest state-of-the-art technologies.



Elias A. Alwan has recently joined FIU as Assistant Professor. Before that, he was a senior Research Associate at the ElectroScience laboratory at the Ohio State University. Dr. Alwan received his Bachelor of engineering (BE) degree in computer and communication engineering (summa cum laude) from Notre Dame University–Lebanon, in 2007, his Master of Engineering (ME) in electrical engineering from the American University of Beirut, in 2009, and his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the Ohio State University, in January 2014. He is an IEEE member since 2008 and a Phi Kappa Phi member since 2010. His current research interests include electromagnetic theory, ultra wideband antenna design, and RF and millimeter wave systems.