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Development and Integration Strategies for Non-volatile Resistive Memory in the Context of Neuromorphic Computing – Thursday June 23, 2022 12-1 PM

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

Presented by Dr. Nate Cady of SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Neuromorphic and AI computing hardware is trending away from traditional von Neumann computational architectures. This transition is opening the door to a wide range of novel devices and integration solutions. Over the past 10 years, my research group has focused on fabrication and integration strategies for CMOS-compatible, non-volatile, memory devices (aka: memristors). These memristive devices have the potential to act as neuronal synapses in neural networks, but can also function as tunable elements in array-based accelerators. Introducing unique materials and novel memristive devices into the traditional CMOS fabrication process presents many challenges, from both the process integration and packaging standpoint. In this presentation I will discuss integration strategies that we have used to develop novel hardware solutions and translation of laboratory-scale demonstrations towards integration on 300mm wafer platforms utilizing the Albany Nanotech 300mm foundry.

Date and Time

  • Date: 23 Jun 2022
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • South Auditorium
  • Albany, New York
  • United States
  • Building: CNSE



  • Starts 03 June 2022 12:30 PM
  • Ends 23 June 2022 12:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Celebration of Dr. Manoj R. Shah – National Academy of Engineering inductee: May 25, 2022 12-1:30 (Revised date)

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Come join us on May 25th, 2022 from 12-1:30 at the Niskayuna Reformed Church to celebrate Dr. Manoj Shah who was recently elected into the National Academy of Engineering for contributions to design, analysis, and electric machine performance enhancements.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.”  Election of new NAE members is the culmination of a yearlong process. The ballot is set in December and the final vote for membership occurs during January.

Individuals in the newly elected class will be formally inducted during the NAE’s annual meeting on Oct. 2, 2022. A list of the new members and international members follows, with their primary affiliations at the time of election and a brief statement of their principal engineering accomplishments can be found on the NAE website. NAE Website – National Academy of Engineering Elects 111 Members and 22 International Members


Date and Time

  • Date: 25 May 2022
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
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Niskayuna Reformed Church

  • 3041 Troy Schenectady Rd.
  • Niskayuna, New York
  • United States 12309



  • Starts 03 May 2022
  • Ends 25 May 2022
  • All times are America/New_York
  • No Admission Charge

Machine Learning Techniques for Network Analysis – Virtual Friday April 29, 2022 6-7 PM

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Dr. Lateef will provide a high-level overview of the various Machine Learning Techniques and their application to large data networks analysis. He will cover the current start of the art techniques and the challenges and shortcomings. A few techniques will then be presented to address these challenges and demonstrate their application in network analysis.

IEEE Computer Lecture April 29 2022 Dr. Irfan

Date and Time

  • Date: 29 Apr 2022
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
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  • Starts 20 April 2022 02:21 PM
  • Ends 29 April 2022 07:00 PM
  • All times are US/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge

Speaker: Dr. Irfan Lateef

Dr. Irfan Lateef is currently the chair of IEEE NJ Coast Section and working as a Principal Solution Architect at NEC, where he supports the global 5G business development activities, End-to-End solution engineering, partnership and alliances and sales engineering.

He has over 25 years of experience in the Telecom industry in wireline and wireless technologies including, evolving compute/network virtualization (SDN/NFV) and wireless (4G,5G) technologies directing multi-sized global teams to build new products and complex solutions for driving new revenues. Leverages trusted relationships with senior executives for driving pre-sales, solution architecture, and business development activities.

Most recently, he has been focusing on 5G Open RAN, massive MIMO, and Machine Learning technologies deployments in global Tier1 operators. He is a global technology leader who leverages technical strategy, innovative thinking, and business experience to create and sell transformative solutions in the telecom industry.

Before NEC, Irfan has worked in AT&T, Verizon, Juniper, Lucent Bell Labs, and several other startups and Tier1 telecom equipment vendors.

He has a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering and a Master’s in Telecommunications, and his topics of interest include Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Eigendecomposition, Signal processing, Anomaly Detection, and RAN Cross-Layer Optimization.




Tailoring insulation surface charge behaviors: From hazards to functionality – Thursday, Nov 18, 2021

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

A Schenectady Section DEIS technical talk presented by Dr. Chuanyang Li

Date: 18 Nov 2021
Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Eastern US
Location: Virtual (Zoom) Meeting:
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Charge accumulation on the insulation surface distorts the local electric field, triggers partial discharge and flashover, which poses potential threats to the insulation system of the high voltage apparatus. It is an urgent and important requirement to tailor surface charge behaviors of dielectrics for modern electrical and electronic devices.
In this report, we introduce two approaches for tailoring the surface charge behaviors, which are achieved by converting the hazard surface charges into functional charges by means of material modification. To be more specific, a novel surface charge adaptively controlling spacer used in DC GIL is developed, and a surface partial discharge mitigation method is put forward.

We do hope that the two surface charge tailoring approaches mentioned in this report may shed some light on the novel insulation design of DC electric power equipment, DC generators, power electronic devices, printed circuit board (PCB) layout, and various integrated electrostatic sensors and actuators.

Tailoring Insulation Surface Charge Behaviors from Hazards to Functionality.pdf

Benefits of Ester Technology – Thursday, Oct 28, 2021

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

A DEIS technical talk presented by Dr. Kevin Rapp

Date: 28 Oct 2021
Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
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The presentation and discussion of the benefits of ester technology will begin with details and history of the invention of “natural ester liquids for use in electrical equipment” and take us through the main differences between natural and synthetic ester liquids versus mineral oil. The application of mainly natural ester liquids in transformers and other electrical devices will be presented along with field data that was utilized to establish standard values used to develop IEC 62975 Use and Maintenance Guide published in 2021. We will discuss specific properties of ester liquids which promote their use and establish their superior performance that provides end users with more robust transformers. Finally, we will close with a discussion on the how’s and why’s that make the world a better place with the use of natural ester liquids in transformers.

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2020 IEEE WIE Senior Member Elevation Drive

Friday, December 18th, 2020

On Demand Webinar & Workshop

Email for any questions or feedback regarding the WIE Senior
Member Drive.
2020 Chair, WIE Senior Member Elevation Drive
2019-2020 Chair, IEEE Women in Engineering Committee
Dr. Lisa Lazareck-Asunta SMIEEE

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IEEE WIE Leadership Conference LEAD BEYOND 2020 “Leading Through Change”

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

LEAD BEYOND 2020 “Leading Through Change”

From the IEEE WIE International Leadership Conference

Accelerating innovative women who change the world!

Virtual Series Registration & Library
Register and Watch Sessions on Demand
The virtual series of talks are available and open to anyone who you think can benefit from attending the seminar online. And everything is free, the series is open to watch ON DEMAND in other words – at your

Mini Colloquium: “How Embedded Memories are Enabling AI & Machine Learning”, Global Foundries – October 23, 2019

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

“Climbing the Memory Wall: How Embedded Memories are Enabling Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning”

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – Starting at 8:30 AM

Hosted by Global Foundries and the IEEE EDS Schenectady Chapter

Global Foundries Global Cafe
400 Stonebreak Road Ext.
Malta, NY


Speakers include:

  • Dr. Martin Mason, Sr. Director, AIM BU Global Foundries Inc.
    “Embedded Non-volatile Memory”
  • Prof. Naveen Verma, Dept of Electrical Engineering, Princeton
    “Platform Technology for Next-Generation AI”
  • Prof. Vijay Narayanan, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, Penn State
    “In-memory Computing: The Resurgence”


Albany Nanotechnology Symposium: Materials and processing innovation for future AI applications Nov 12-13, 2019

Monday, October 21st, 2019

2019 Symposium: Materials and Processing Innovation for Future AI Applications


Tuesday, Nov 12th – Wednesday, Nov 13th, 2019

Nanofab South Auditorium

SUNY Polytechnic Institute
257 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12203


The conference will feature oral presentations and posters by authors from federal and private research institutions, industry, and academia. IEEE ANS provides a forum for creating and promoting cross-functional and interdisciplinary research. This year’s topic focuses on emerging research and insight into the development of artificial intelligence.
The 2-day program will consist of:
  • Keynote Speech by Kaushik Roy (Purdue University)
  • Plenary Talk by Lisa Amini (IBM)
  • Invited talks from experts in AI research: Geoffrey Burr (IBM), Chris Carothers (RPI), Michael Lercel (ASML)
  • Contributed oral presentations
  • “Building Trust in AI” invited talks and panel discussion by Michael Hind (IBM), Abby Everett Jaques (Stanford), Geoffrey Burr (IBM) and Selmer Bringsjord (RPI)
  • Lithography tutorial session by Luciana Meli (IBM), Richard Farrell (TEL), Charlie Liu (IBM) and Robert Brainard (CNSE)
  • Poster session

Awards for Best Poster and Best Oral Presentation will be recognized at the end of the conference.

Registration for this event is free, but please pre-register at the link at the bottom of the page! There will be limited same-day registration.



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Union College film screening of “The Bit Player” documentary about Claude Shannon – October 10, 2019

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

On Thursday Oct 10 at 6:30 PM Union College is hosting a screening of a great documentary about Claude Shannon called “The Bit Player” (  in conjunction with both our Film Studies Program and the Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering Department. The director, Mark Levinson will be present for a Q&A after the screening.  It will be held in the Reamer Auditorium.