2019 Opportunities Listed

 – Expressions of Interest – Opening Doors

– Call for nominations – NSW Outstanding Volunteer Awards (closed)

– One Free Registration to International Conference on Electrical Engineering Research and Practice (ICEERP), Sydney, Australia, 24-28 November, 2019 (closed)

– One Free Registration to International Conference on Internet of Things, Research and Practice (ICIOTRP), Sydney, Australia, 24-28 November, 2019 (closed)

– Two Free Registrations to Women in Engineering and IT Symposium (closed)

– US$20,000 in Prizes: IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Competition (closed)

– US$2000 Prize: Communication Technology Changing the World, by the IEEE Communications Society (closed)

– Exhibit at UNITE2019 at the cost of a donation Deadline (closed)

– Region 10 WIE International Leadership Summit Funding (closed)

– Expression of Interest – Call for Mentees (closed)

– Expression of Interest – Industry/Corporate Mentors for students, YP and WIE members (closed)

– Student, YP and WIE funding to ANZSCON2019 in New Zealand (closed)

– Expression of Interest – 2019 Joint Institution Lecture Series (JILS) Speakers

– IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) Funding

– IEEE New Initiative Program Funding

Expressions of Interest – Opening Doors

Opening Doors is a 2019 initiative of the IEEE NSW Section to bring together our industry/corporate members with our student and young professional members (plus any other member that may be interested).

We are looking for companies to open up their doors and host a technical talk, demonstration and site tour, based on your cutting edge technologies. What do you do? How do you do it? How will the future be impacted by your work? What opportunities exist?

IEEE Members want opportunities to discover new technologies, trends an opportunities and to build networks. Participating in this initiative will allow your company to unlock opportunities to connect, engage and promote with an audience that is highly passionate and striving for more.

Events will be advertised through the local IEEE network especially through the Young Professional and Student Branch Network – branches at University of NSW, University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, Macquarie University and University of Wollongong.

To express your interest please contact Sasha Nikolic sasha@uow.edu.au

 

One Free Registration to International Conference on Electrical Engineering Research and Practice (ICEERP), Sydney, Australia, 24-28 November, 2019

Due to NSW Section sponsorship one free registration is being offered to attend ICEERP in Sydney. This offer is not available to any member presenting a paper at the conference. Applications from industry members will be considered favourably.

Information and to apply: Registration has closed

Find out more about this conference: http://www.iceerp.net.au/Home.aspx

 

 

One Free Registration to International Conference on Internet of Things, Research and Practice (ICIOTRP), Sydney, Australia, 24-28 November, 2019

Due to NSW Section sponsorship one free registration is being offered to attend ICIOTRP in Sydney. This offer is not available to any member presenting a paper at the conference. Applications from industry members will be considered favourably.

Information and to apply: Registration has closed

Find out more about this conference: http://www.iciotrp.net.au/Home.aspx

 

 

Two Free Registrations to Women in Engineering and IT Symposium

Held across 2 days (Day 1 @ UTS) and Day 2 @ UNSW) this event brings together WIE members from across Australia.

Register: Registration has closed

 

Call for nominations – NSW Outstanding Volunteer Awards

The awards recognize the contribution NSW members make to the IEEE and its vision of advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. The four awards are:

–           IEEE NSW Outstanding Volunteer

–           IEEE NSW Outstanding Young Professional

–           IEEE NSW Outstanding Women in Engineering Volunteer

–           IEEE NSW Outstanding Student Volunteer

The winner of each award will be presented with a plaque at the annual NSW Section AGM held in November. The winners of each category will be nominated by the NSW Section to the respective Region 10 and Australia Council awards.

More information: http://site.ieee.org/nsw/awards-recognition/

 

US$20,000 in Prizes: IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Competition

IEEE-CIS works across a variety of AI and machine learning areas, including deep neural networks, fuzzy systems, evolutionary computation, and swarm intelligence. Today they’re partnering with the world’s leading payment service company, Vesta Corporation, seeking the best solutions for fraud prevention industry, and now you are invited to join the challenge.

In this competition, you’ll benchmark machine learning models on a challenging large-scale dataset. The data comes from Vesta’s real-world e-commerce transactions and contains a wide range of features from device type to product features. You also have the opportunity to create new features to improve your results.

If successful, you’ll improve the efficacy of fraudulent transaction alerts for millions of people around the world, helping hundreds of thousands of businesses reduce their fraud loss and increase their revenue.  https://www.kaggle.com/c/ieee-fraud-detection/overview

 

US$2000 Prize: Communication Technology Changing the World, by the IEEE Communications Society

Recognizes students or teams of students who demonstrate the capacity to improve the lives of people, through the application of communication technology and the development of projects that meet the human needs of people. Deadline 15 August 2019.

More information: https://www.comsoc.org/communications-technology-changing-world

 

Exhibit at UNITE2019 at the cost of a donation

This event unites all NSW IEEE Members (Student, Young Professional, Women in Engineering, Life Members, Academia & Industry etc.) in one place with free food, exhibits, technical talks, professional development workshops and networking with a goal of making the most from the IEEE. We would like to invite any IEEE member to exhibit their products and services for a very low cost of a donation! You won’t find better value than that! Exhibit Registration Deadline 28 June 2019.

More information: https://www.nswunite.org/

 

Region 10 WIE International Leadership Summit Funding

IEEE Region 10 WIE Travel Grant for ILS (Partial travel funding) program provides grants for IEEE R10 WIE members to attend and present IEEE WIE International Leadership Summits 2019 in R10 (Bangalore, Beijing, Islamabad). Up to US$300 in funding is available for up to 10 members across Region 10. Application Deadline 14 June 2019. Full details available here

 

Expression of Interest – Call for Mentees

In 2018 the NSW Section commenced working towards establishing a mentoring program for our student and young professional and women in engineering members. The purpose is to held build networks and opportunities. It provides mentors an opportunity to give back and obtain access to the younger generation IEEE members. It provides mentees an opportunity to network with local mentors and learn and absorb lessons learned from experience. More information http://site.ieee.org/nsw/mentor-program/

 

Expression of Interest – Industry/Corporate Mentors for students, YP and WIE members

In 2018 the NSW Section commenced working towards establishing a mentoring program for our student and young professional and women in engineering members. We are seeking industry/corporate members to give back and help open doors by providing knowledge and experience to the new generation of IEEE members. Being a mentor is a fantastic way to give back. It can be ever so rewarding to help someone else reach their potential. Are you prepared to change someone’s future for the better?

How it will work:

Stage 1: Call for mentors

Stage 2: Call for mentees. Registered mentors will be advertised and students, YP’s and WIE’s will apply to a mentor that best fits their direction.

Stage 3: Mentors assess the applications and select mentee/s

Stage 4: A mentor/mentee agreement is formed and the relationship commences.

The NSW Section Mentor Chair Saad Ul Hasan mailto:saadbarlas@gmail.com will assist in the process and help establish the relationships and the journey the mentor and mentee will take.

Register here – Registration has closed for 2019

 

Student, YP and WIE funding to ANZSCON2019 in New Zealand

ANZSCON is a long running professional development opportunity for students, young professionals and women in engineering members run by the Australia Council and New Zealand sections. It rotates across sections. The congress provides opportunities for networking, leadership development, and collaboration. This year the congress will be held in early July in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The NSW section will be providing up to 6 * $700 in funding support. Depending on the quality of applications the section will fund 1 * student, 1 * graduate student, 1 * YP and 3 * WIE.

While the 2019 website is not yet available, you can gain an insight into the event by exploring the ANZSCON2017 website http://site.ieee.org/anzscon-2017/

Deadline for applications is 30 April 2019 and is only available to current NSW IEEE student, YP and WIE members.

Apply here: Applications have closed for 2019

 

EOI – 2019 Joint Institution Lecture Series (JILS) Speakers

We are looking for members that may be interested in presenting their work/research at the Joint Institution Lecture Series (JILS) throughout the year. In particular, we are interested in presentations from our industry/corporate members and Fellows. If you are interested in presenting please contact Colin Elston for more information: talbingo@optusnet.com.au

 

IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) Funding

IEEE HAC is currently inviting proposals for Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Technology-related projects aligned with this vision. The committee will review proposals​with budgets between US$20,000 and US$60,000. Proposals that address one or more ​UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a major, impactful way will be prioritized for funding. Deadline for Call 3 is 15 July 2019.

IEEE HAC Conference Participation Program will provide a limited number of partial scholarships (US$750) to support participation at 2019 conferences with a sustainable development and humanitarian technology focus or component. Next deadline 26 June 2019.

EEE HAC funds the activities of the SIGHT (Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology) Program. The SIGHT Steering Committee is currently inviting proposals for Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Activities related projects aligned with this vision. The committee will review proposals with budgets between $1,000 and US$19,999. Next deadline 15 August 2019.

More Information: https://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/humanitarian-activities-committee.html

 

IEEE New Initiative Program Funding

The new initiative program is designed to support potential new programs, products, or services that will provide significant benefit to IEEE members, the public, the technical community, and customers, or that could have a lasting impact on IEEE or its business processes. New Initiative Proposal for funding US$40,000 or more (multi-year project). Seed Grant Proposal is for finding US$40,000 or less (12month project). More information: https://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/initiatives/index.html