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IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 13.0 Information Session – October 1, 2019

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Dear University Undergraduate & Graduate Student Programmers,

Want to put your programming skills to the test? How about for 24 straight hours!? Then sign up to compete in the IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 13.0!

Students from the University of Manitoba IEEE Student Branch, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, ENGAP, or any other University Department, are encouraged to participate in this international programming competition. Our location for the competition will be in E2-609 EITC, at the University of Manitoba Fort Garry campus. The event runs Friday October 18th at 7pm until Saturday October 19th at 7pm.

In order to compete in the event you must be registered as either a student member or a graduate student member of the IEEE. You compete in teams of up to 3 people, and each team requires a proctor (IEEE Member Supervisor). The registration deadline is October 7th and registration can be done here:

Starting to sound complicated? Do you already have questions like:

  • How do I become an IEEE student member?
  • How do I register for the competition?
  • How do I find a proctor?
  • What languages are supported?
  • I don’t have a ton of programming experience, will this be fun anyway?
  • Really, 24 hours? Do I need to stay the whole time, and more importantly, do I get fed?
  • I’m interested but don’t have a team and I want one. Help?
  • I heard that this year there are prizes for our local teams? Is this true?

Then please join us at our:

IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 13.0 Information Session:

5:30-6:30 pm, Tuesday October 1st, in E2-330 EITC, University of Manitoba Fort Garry campus.

The information session will consist of a short presentation of what to expect, including some tips, and how to participate in the IEEEXtreme Programming Competition. The presentation will be delivered by students that have participated in past competitions. There should be ample time for questions, looking for potential teammates and/or assisting with getting teams registered and finding proctors.

If you are unable to attend this information session due to scheduling conflicts, please contact Jolene at umkoza (at) myumanitoba (dot) ca and we will email you the presentation shortly after the info session. Alternatively if there are any general questions please feel free to contact Jolene directly.

Waves Chapter and Computer and Computational Intelligence Chapter Technical Seminar – Topology Optimization: Not Simply Throwing Parameters at the Wall – October 7, 2019

Monday, September 30th, 2019

The IEEE Waves Chapter and the IEEE Computer and Computational Intelligence Chapter are pleased to present


Seminar Title: Topology Optimization: Not Simply Throwing Parameters at the Wall

Speaker: Dr. Rasmus Ellebæk Christiansen 


All are welcome to attend!



Date: Monday October 7th, 2019 – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Location: EITC E1-270 (off the Engineering Atrium) University of Manitoba, 75 Chancellor’s Circle, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Contact: Ian Jeffrey, Chair, IEEE Winnipeg Section, Winnipeg – Ian (dot) Jeffrey (at) umanitoba (dot) ca.


Presentation Abstract:


The rigorous engineering of physical systems, such as carefully designing the load carrying members in an airplane or the optical components in a microscope, is a cornerstone in the improvement and development of new devices and the advancement of science.

Present day engineering solutions often rely on parameter studies, analytical design rules and human intuition, all of which have limitations, regularly resulting in sub-optimal devices hereby leaving room for improvement. Meanwhile, ongoing advances in mathematical modelling and growth of computational power has facilitated the development of powerful design tools, such as topology optimization, providing unprecedented freedom to explore and exploit the vast design spaces available for a multitude of physical problems.

This talk will present a range of engineering solutions created using topology optimization, with a focus on wave propagation problems within electromagnetism; give a brief introduction to structural optimization in general and a detailed discussion of density based topology optimization in particular. Recent results of using topology optimization to solve design problems considering plasmonic field localization, enhanced Raman scattering and photonic cavity design will be discussed.


Biography of the Speaker:


Rasmus holds a BSc in Physics and Nanotechnology (2011), a MSc in Computational Mathematics (2013) and a PhD-degree (2016) from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). His PhD-fellowship was focused on the development, application and experimental validation of topology optimization based methods for solving wave propagation based design problems in acoustics and optics.


He currently works as a Postdoctoral researcher at DTU, where he have been involved in several projects, among which are the SunTune project and the NATEC project. The SunTune project is centered at Aarhus University and concerns the design of passive solar cell components aimed at increasing their operating efficiency. This includes the design of metallic nanoparticles for localized electromagnetic field enhancement. The NATEC project is centered at the Department of Photonics at DTU and is focused on the design of active and passive photonic structures for applications in optical data processing and terabit communication.


Currently, he is visiting the Department of Mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a short term scholar, where he works with Professor Steven G. Johnsons group on light matter interaction problems, treating phenomena such as Raman and Cherenkov scattering as well as designing optical metasurfaces.



IAS Technical Seminar – EV Fast Charging Technology – Power Electronics Part – October 7, 2019

Monday, September 30th, 2019

University of Manitoba IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) SBC is pleased to present the following Technical Seminar:

EV Fast Charging Technology – Power Electronics Part

Dr. River Tin-ho Li

Senior Manager

Power Electronics Team, Smart Power & Energy System

Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)

DATE:                Mon. Oct. 7, 2019

TIME:                10:30 am. to 11:30 am 

LOCATION:     E3262 EITC Bldg., Senate Chamber 

                Ft. Garry Campus, University of Manitoba


This technical seminar is open to all graduate and undergraduate students, researchers, faculty members and professionals.

Stay after for Networking, Free Coffee and Donuts


Transport electrification is being focused again in recent years. Many car manufacturers have been releasing and promoting electric passenger cars and buses around the world. Electrical vehicles help to massively reduce the impact of industrial development on the environment. In this presentation, we will review the power electronics technology development in EV DC fast charging since 2010, particularly focus will be put on the power stage topology development so as to achieve the wider and wider voltage charging range of vehicles.  The development trend in the near future will also be explored.


Dr. River Tin-ho Li received his B.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in electronics engineering from the City University of Hong Kong in 2004 and 2010 respectively.

In 2006, he was a Senior Electronics Engineer at Emerson Network Power China responsible for power supply burn-in energy recycle system development. In 2010, he joined ABB Switzerland as a Scientist and responsible for PV inverter and EV charger research activities. He was transferred to ABB China in 2013 and set up the power electronics research team. In 2018, he joined Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), where he is currently a Senior Manager of Power Electronics Team. His research interests include power electronics converter topologies and efficient switching techniques for low voltage applications.

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to send us an email:

IEEE Day – October 1, 2019

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Join us on October 1, 2019: IEEE Winnipeg Section would like to invite you all to celebrate IEEE DAY.

This is the 10th anniversary of IEEE Day, which is held on the theme of “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow”


Celebration on EITC Atrium

Date: October 1, 2019

Time: 12:00 NOON to 1:00 PM

Location: ATRIUM, EITC, University of Manitoba


“My Journey through IEEE” by Dario Schor

Date: October 1, 2019

Time: 1:30 to 2:30 PM

Location: E2-330, EITC, University of Manitoba


How to celebrate?

Meet active IEEE Winnipeg Section affinity groups, chapters and student branches

Learn about the coming workshops and events.

3D printer to print something nifty

Trivia questions and prizes

Have some free pizza and cake!!!

My Journey Through IEEE by Dario Schor – October 1, 2019

Monday, September 30th, 2019

The IEEE Winnipeg Section, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the IEEE Computer and Computational Intelligence Chapter is pleased to present:


Seminar Title: My Journey Through IEEE

Speaker: Dario Schor


All are welcome to attend!


The IEEE Winnipeg Section is pleased to have long-time IEEE Winnipeg Section Member Dario Schor provide us with an overview of his experience as an IEEE member. Coinciding with our IEEE Day Activities, Dario’s past contributions at the student, young professional, member, and executive levels of the IEEE Winnipeg Section will inspire both those interested in IEEE, and those already volunteering.



Date: Tuesday October 1st, 2019 – 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: EITC E2-330, University of Manitoba, 75 Chancellor’s Circle, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Contact: Ian Jeffrey, Chair, IEEE Winnipeg Section, Winnipeg – Ian (dot) Jeffrey (at) umanitoba (dot) ca.


Presentation Abstract:


IEEE is the world’s largest technical organization.  It publishes technical journals, sponsors conferences, develops technology standards, and supports the professional interests of more than 400,000 members. In this presentation, I’ll share my journey over the last decade volunteering with IEEE. Throughout, I’ll highlight many of the tangible and intangible benefits for students and young professionals to get involved.



Biography of the Speaker:


Dario Schor is currently a Software Engineer at Magellan Aerospace while pursuing a Space Studies Ph.D. at the University of North Dakota. He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc in Computer Engineering from the University of Manitoba before attending the 2013 Space Studies Program from the International Space University in Strasbourg, France. Dario has served in various roles within IEEE Canada and the Winnipeg Section.