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Communications Chapter Seminar – Waveforms and Coding Methods for New Radio in 5G

Friday, January 27th, 2017

IEEE COMMUNICATIONS SOCIETY, Winnipeg Section, is hosting the following technical seminar.

You are welcome to attend.

TITLE: Waveforms and Coding Methods for New Radio in 5G

SPEAKER: Dr. Nandana Rajatheva

DATE: Tuesday, 31 January 2017

TIME: 1:30 pm

PLACE: Room EITC E2-160, EITC, University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus

ORGANIZER: IEEE Communications Society (Winnipeg Section)


Cellular systems are expected to employ higher frequencies going into mmWaves. Given this there are justifications to consider different waveforms than the well known OFDM especially in massive MIMO scenarios. Therefore we have considered the performance of single carrier schemes in a variety of channel configurations including peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) issues. In addition as the standardization is going on in 5G within 3GPP, various channel coding methods have been analyzed in terms of their block and bit error rates. We consider Turbo, LDPC and Polar codes as the main schemes. These are investigated with respect to the suitable rates, block lengths by proper design for comparison.

Nandana Rajatheva (SM’01) received the B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication engineering (with first-class honors) from the Universityof Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, in 1987 and the M.Sc. and the Ph.D. degrees from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, in 1991 and 1995, respectively. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland. His research interests include waveforms and channel coding for 5G and resource allocation for cellular systems as well as smart grid communications. He worked in several European and Finnish projects such as METIS related to the development of 5G. Dr. Rajatheva is a Senior Member of the IEEE Communications and Vehicular Technology Societies.


For additional information, please contact:
Jun Cai, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Chair, IEEE Communications Society Chapter, IEEE Winnipeg Section
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB Canada R3T 5V6
Telephone: 1-204-4746419

IEEE Winnipeg Section AGM – January 17, 2017

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Date and Time:

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM


Best Western Plus, Winnipeg Airport Hotel
1715 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg, MB


The meeting is open to all IEEE members and your participation is important in making this a successful event. Highlights from 2016 will be presented along with an introduction of the nominees for the 2017 Executive Committee. Dinner will be served following the brief business portion of the meeting along with presentations from a keynote speaker.

The agenda for the business portion of the meeting and the speaker will be announced shortly.

We hope to see you there!

WebEx Information:

For the first time, those members wishing to attend from outside Winnipeg can request WebEx access. Please email for details.


Dario Schor, Chair, IEEE Winnipeg Section


Technical Seminar on Robotics – IEEE women in Engineering (WIE) Winnipeg Section

Thursday, November 17th, 2016
IEEE women in Engineering (WIE) Winnipeg Section
is pleased to present a technical seminar on Robotics

Seminar Title: Artificial Intelligence and Humanoid-Robot Athletes

Speaker: Mr. Amir Hosseinmemar of Autonomous Agent laboratory (AALab),
University of Manitoba

Date: 2.30 – 4.30 pm21 November 2016

Location:  E3-262 (Senate Chamber)   EITC Bldg.

University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus

Registration: Admission Free
Starts 08 November 2016 12:00 AM
Ends 21 November 2016 12:00 AM
All times are Canada/Central
This technical seminar is open to all graduate/undergraduate students and all the professionals from industry
There will be coffee and donuts for all participants
In the growing world of technology, humanoid robotics has emerged as one of the fastest evolving fields. As a human when we play a soccer game, a basketball game, jogging or climbing, we are doing tasks that are easy for the human brain to understand. We do not think about solutions such as solving for the x, y, z positions of each individual joint or how to calculate the angular velocity of each particular joint. Similarly, when we walk, we do not think about the parameters of each individual joint, we instead decide about walking pace and stride. However, no existing humanoid robot can do any of these tasks as well as humans. Moving and controlling balance is a very simple task for humans but for a biped robot controlling balance and motion is a very complicated and expensive task. In order to advance the state of the art, fully autonomous humanoid-robots that use artificial intelligence need to be examined against solid benchmarks so that current abilities can be measured and so that goals can be set and progress charted. One means of setting such benchmarks is through robotics competitions: researchers around the world can compete against each other in real time, and share their ideas and solutions. HuroCup is a benchmark competition that is recognized worldwide and has been growing since 2002. It consists of many different sporting events such as weightlifting, basketball, etc. RoboCup is another benchmark with the focus on playing soccer. The elements of artificial intelligence and control in these tasks are all important components in broader applications for humanoids (e.g. rescue, household robots) In this seminar, speaker will talk about AALab’s work on Hurocup and RoboCup challenges in recent years and how these two benchmarks lead researchers to improve artificial intelligence and robotics.
Mr. Hosseinmemar is currently a PhD candidate in computer science program, at University of Manitoba. He received M.Sc. in computer science, B.Sc. (honors) in computer science, and diploma in electronic. He is in third year working with the successful group in Autonomous Agent laboratory (AALab). His research is on active balancing of humanoid robots and push recovery and artificial intelligence under supervision of prof. Jacky Baltes and Co-supervision of prof. John Anderson. He is the leader of the teen size humanoid team. The kid size and teen size robotic teams of the group have won many prices over years.
IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists. It focuses on inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests to a career in engineering.
Our proud sponsor for this event would be the Graduate Student Association of University of Manitoba (UMGSA).
After the technical talk by Ms. Hosseinmemar, He will show couple of athletic robots. Come and see female athletic robots, Jennifer, Clara.
Please register using the link before 21st November.

On constrained and energy efficient balance control of a standing biped: experimentation and stability analysis – Nov 30, 2016

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

On constrained and energy efficient balance control of a standing biped: experimentation and stability analysis

IEEE Robotics, Control, Instrumentation and Measurement (RobConIM) Seminar Series

Yuming Sun, PhD

Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Location: E2-361 (liable to change), EITC, University of Manitoba

Stay tuned for further details!

Human gait analysis using entropy measures: Aging and dual tasking – Nov 16, 2016

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Human gait analysis using entropy measures: Aging and dual tasking

IEEE Robotics, Control, Instrumentation and Measurement (RobConIM) Seminar Series

Samira Ahmadi, PhD Candidate

Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Location: E2-361 (liable to change), EITC, University of Manitoba

Stay tuned for further details!