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May
31
Tue
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for Software Radio @ Zoom
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
COURSE DESCRIPTION Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for Software Radio First Video Release, Wednesday, May 25, additional videos released weekly in advance of that week’s live session! Live Workshops:  6:00PM – 7:30PM EST; Tuesdays, May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28 Attendees will have access to the recorded session and exercises for two months (until August 28) after the live session ends!
    IEEE Member Fee:  $190.00 Non-Member Fee:  $210.00 Decision to run/cancel course:  Friday, May 20, 2022 Speaker:  Dan Boschen New Format Combining Live Workshops with Pre-recorded Video This is a hands-on course providing pre-recorded lectures that students can watch on their own schedule and an unlimited number of times prior to live Q&A/Workshop sessions with the instructor. Ten 1.5 hour videos released 2 per week while the course is in session will be available for up to two months after the conclusion of the course. Course Summary This course builds on the IEEE course “DSP for Wireless Communications” also taught by Dan Boschen, further detailing digital signal processing most applicable to practical real-world problems and applications in radio communication systems. Students need not have taken the prior course if they are familiar with fundamental DSP concepts such as the Laplace and Z transform and basic digital filter design principles. This course brings together core DSP concepts to address signal processing challenges encountered in radios and modems for modern wireless communications. Specific areas covered include carrier and timing recovery, equalization, automatic gain control, and considerations to mitigate the effects of RF and channel distortions such as multipath, phase noise and amplitude/phase offsets. Dan builds an intuitive understanding of the underlying mathematics through the use of graphics, visual demonstrations, and real-world applications for mixed signal (analog/digital) modern transceivers. This course is applicable to DSP algorithm development with a focus on meeting practical hardware development challenges, rather than a tutorial on implementations with DSP processors. Now with Jupyter Notebooks! This long-running IEEE Course has been updated to include Jupyter Notebooks which incorporates graphics together with Python simulation code to provide a “take-it-with-you” interactive user experience. No knowledge of Python is required but the notebooks will provide a basic framework for proceeding with further signal processing development using that tools for those that have interest in doing so. This course will not be teaching Python, but using it for demonstration. A more detailed course on Python itself is covered in a separate IEEE Course routinely taught by Dan titled “Python Applications for Digital Design and Signal Processing”. All set-up information for installation of all tools used will be provided prior to the start of class. Target Audience: All engineers involved in or interested in signal processing for wireless communications. Students should have either taken the earlier course “DSP for Wireless Communications” or have been sufficiently exposed to basic signal processing concepts such as Fourier, Laplace, and Z-transforms, Digital filter (FIR/IIR) structures, and representation of complex digital and analog signals in the time and frequency domains. Please contact Dan at boschen@loglin.com if you are uncertain about your background or if you would like more information on the course. Benefits of Attending/ Goals of Course: Attendees will gain a strong intuitive understanding of the practical and common signal processing implementations found in modern radio and modem architectures and be able to apply these concepts directly to communications system design. Topics / Schedule: Class 1: DSP Review, Radio Architectures, Digital Mapping, Pulse Shaping, Eye Diagrams Class 2: ADC Receiver, CORDIC Rotator, Digital Down Converters, Numerically Controlled Oscillators Class 3: Digital Control Loops; Output Power Control, Automatic Gain Control Class 4: Digital Control Loops; Carrier and Timing Recovery, Sigma Delta Converters Class 5: RF Signal Impairments, Equalization and Compensation, Linear Feedback Shift Registers Speaker’s Bio: Dan Boschen has a MS in Communications and Signal Processing from Northeastern University, with over 25 years of experience in system and hardware design for radio transceivers and modems. He has held various positions at Signal Technologies, MITRE, Airvana and Hittite Microwave designing and developing transceiver hardware from baseband to antenna for wireless communications systems and has taught courses on DSP to international audiences for over 15 years. Dan is a contributor to Signal Processing Stack Exchange https://dsp.stackexchange.com/, and is currently at Microchip (formerly Microsemi and Symmetricom) leading design efforts for advanced frequency and time solutions. For more background information, please view Dan’s Linked-In page at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/danboschen
Jun
7
Tue
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for Software Radio @ Zoom
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for Software Radio

First Video Release, Wednesday, May 25, additional videos released weekly in advance of that week’s live session!

Live Workshops:  6:00PM – 7:30PM EST; Tuesdays, May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28

Attendees will have access to the recorded session and exercises for two months (until August 28) after the live session ends!

 

 

IEEE Member Fee:  $190.00

Non-Member Fee:  $210.00

Decision to run/cancel course:  Friday, May 20, 2022

Speaker:  Dan Boschen

New Format Combining Live Workshops with Pre-recorded Video

This is a hands-on course providing pre-recorded lectures that students can watch on their own schedule and an unlimited number of times prior to live Q&A/Workshop sessions with the instructor. Ten 1.5 hour videos released 2 per week while the course is in session will be available for up to two months after the conclusion of the course.

Course Summary

This course builds on the IEEE course “DSP for Wireless Communications” also taught by Dan Boschen, further detailing digital signal processing most applicable to practical real-world problems and applications in radio communication systems. Students need not have taken the prior course if they are familiar with fundamental DSP concepts such as the Laplace and Z transform and basic digital filter design principles.

This course brings together core DSP concepts to address signal processing challenges encountered in radios and modems for modern wireless communications. Specific areas covered include carrier and timing recovery, equalization, automatic gain control, and considerations to mitigate the effects of RF and channel distortions such as multipath, phase noise and amplitude/phase offsets.

Dan builds an intuitive understanding of the underlying mathematics through the use of graphics, visual demonstrations, and real-world applications for mixed signal (analog/digital) modern transceivers. This course is applicable to DSP algorithm development with a focus on meeting practical hardware development challenges, rather than a tutorial on implementations with DSP processors.

Now with Jupyter Notebooks!

This long-running IEEE Course has been updated to

include Jupyter Notebooks which incorporates graphics together with Python simulation code to provide a “take-it-with-you” interactive user experience. No knowledge of Python is required but the notebooks will provide a basic framework for proceeding with further signal processing development using that tools for those that have interest in doing so.

This course will not be teaching Python, but using it for demonstration. A more detailed course on Python itself is covered in a separate IEEE Course routinely taught by Dan titled “Python Applications for Digital Design and Signal Processing”.

All set-up information for installation of all tools used will be provided prior to the start of class.

Target Audience:

All engineers involved in or interested in signal processing for wireless communications. Students should have either taken the earlier course “DSP for Wireless Communications” or have been sufficiently exposed to basic signal processing concepts such as Fourier, Laplace, and Z-transforms, Digital filter (FIR/IIR) structures, and representation of complex digital and analog signals in the time and frequency domains. Please contact Dan at boschen@loglin.com if you are uncertain about your background or if you would like more information on the course.

Benefits of Attending/ Goals of Course:

Attendees will gain a strong intuitive understanding of the practical and common signal processing implementations found in modern radio and modem architectures and be able to apply these concepts directly to communications system design.

Topics / Schedule:

Class 1: DSP Review, Radio Architectures, Digital Mapping, Pulse Shaping, Eye Diagrams

Class 2: ADC Receiver, CORDIC Rotator, Digital Down Converters, Numerically Controlled Oscillators

Class 3: Digital Control Loops; Output Power Control, Automatic Gain Control

Class 4: Digital Control Loops; Carrier and Timing Recovery, Sigma Delta Converters

Class 5: RF Signal Impairments, Equalization and Compensation, Linear Feedback Shift Registers

Speaker’s Bio:

Dan Boschen has a MS in Communications and Signal Processing from Northeastern University, with over 25 years of experience in system and hardware design for radio transceivers and modems. He has held various positions at Signal Technologies, MITRE, Airvana and Hittite Microwave designing and developing transceiver hardware from baseband to antenna for wireless communications systems and has taught courses on DSP to international audiences for over 15 years. Dan is a contributor to Signal Processing Stack Exchange https://dsp.stackexchange.com/, and is currently at Microchip (formerly Microsemi and Symmetricom) leading design efforts for advanced frequency and time solutions.

For more background information, please view Dan’s Linked-In page at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/danboschen

How Startups Can Leverage Partners for Market Access @ Webinar
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Entrepreneurs’ Network

Register Now:

For today’s entrepreneur – who faces high hurdles to funding, ever increasing competition, thin barriers to entry, and shortened cycles from invention – strategic alliances and partnerships can play an important role in your success and even in your survival. For the startup company, your strategic partner can leverage your market access in several ways. Your partner can be your first source of outside funding, the beta tester of your product or service, and source of credibility for your first angel or venture capital investment round. For the early-stage company, alliance partners can help you to gain competitive advantages, increase sales, scale up production, for access and to penetrate new markets and deliver new products and services. Sounds good. Well, how do you do it?

The ENET webinar on June 7, 2022, will include present and past CEOs, serial entrepreneurs and professionals, including those experienced with both tech and life science startup companies moderated by a past ENET Chairman who is also a contracts attorney, all with experience developing and building these relations with partners to deliver market access and value.

They will tell what to look for and what to avoid, including

  • Addressing the process of identifying possible partners, drilling down to the best one and securing the relationship.
  • Sharing experiences regarding what has made their partnerships successful, and, more importantly, what went wrong and why.
  • Discussing how these relationships increase (or decrease) shareholder value, and enhancing your chances for investment.
  • Discussing the risks to their companies, and the learning process that they went through.

Each of the three speakers will speak to the topic including experiences with both tech and life science startup companies they founded.  The presentations will then be followed with a fireside chat, with audience and moderator questions for each of the speakers on the panel.   There will also be a half hour of online networking available to registrants, after the presentations to give you the chance to “meet” virtually the speakers and moderator.

Event Schedule

7:00 pm ET – Introduction – ENET Chairperson’s announcements

7:10 pm ET – eMinute Pitch – Up to 3 Startup pitches

7:25 pm ET – Expert Panel – 4 expert speakers on the night’s topic

8:10 pm ET – Q & A – Moderator and Audience Q & A with the speakers

8:30 pm ET – Networking – Panelists will be available afterward for responses to individual questions.

Speakers

Eric Giler – Founder and Co-CEO @ OmniZare Imaging, Inc. and serial entrepreneur

His current company is an early-stage company developing next generation medical imaging equipment in the Boston area.  He is also Chairman of Endeveo, Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts.  He was previously CEO and a board member of WiTricity Corporation from 2008 to 2016.  WiTricity Corporation was founded in 2007 to commercialize a new technology for wireless electricity invented and patented two years earlier by a team of physicists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  Previously, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groove Mobile, a provider of mobile music commerce platforms, from 2006 until its acquisition by LiveWire Mobile in 2008. Eric was the founder and served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Brooktrout Inc., a provider of telecom software and hardware platforms, from 1984 until it’s go private transaction in 2005. Under Eric’s leadership, Brooktrout grew to over $150M in annual revenue, and had a successful IPO in 1992.  He has been an adjunct professor at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts and Chairman and CEO of Speedy Packets, a software company based in Boston.  Eric is a trustee of Carnegie-Mellon University and a lifetime overseer of Newton-Wellesley Hospital.  He is a board member of Streann Media in Miami, FL as well as an advisor to multiple technology companies.   He is the author of over 30 patents.  Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

Susan Israel – AIA LEED AP, Founder & President @ Climate Creatives

She founded her company to use art and design experiences to engage stakeholders on sustainability topics in all sectors. She consults to organizations on culture change, strategy, team development, and outreach. Her participatory public art, workshops, and STEAM programs have been used in three countries and with the United Nations. Climate Creatives has collaborated with 125 partners, reaching 500,000 people on-site plus digital impressions. Past clients include Fidelity Investments, Blue Cross Blue Shield MA, Harvard Business School, universities, boards, non-profits, museums, and municipalities.  Susan is a licensed Architect and LEED AP, practicing architecture for over 20 years. She sits on advisory boards and is a Clean Tech Open Mentor. Susan is a lifelong Harvard alumni leader, holds an A.B. from Harvard College, a Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and attended the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School.

www.ClimateCreatives.com

Naomi Vishnupad Ph.D. – Chief Scientific Officer @ Romeg Therapeutics, LLC and COO @ Imaginative Research Associates Inc.

She is an entrepreneurial business executive with 20+ years of pharmaceutical industry experience.  With over 15 years in product research, development and commercialization, she has a history of successfully introducing novel pharmaceutical and consumer products to the market.  Prior to her entrepreneur business experience, she worked extensively in pharma and biotech providing scientific expertise and regulatory guidance for innovative drug development and commercialization.  As the Chief Scientific Officer at Romeg Therapeutics, a company that develops drug therapies for unmet needs, she has been responsible for executing the vision for the company and has managed key milestones for establishing a successful pharmaceutical startup.  Naomi is also the Chief Operating Officer at Imaginative Research Associates, Inc., a private company providing patented innovative product technology for the dermatology industry.   Naomi is the inventor on several patents resulting in over fifteen marketed products in dermatology and inflammation, and has a doctorate in immunology from Drexel University. She’s a recreational runner and fitness enthusiast and lives and works in the greater Boston area.

Moderator & Organizer

Robert A. Adelson – Principal, Business and Tax attorney @ Adelson & Associates, LLC. Chair Emeritus @ Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network (ENET)

Rob has been an attorney for over 30 years specialized in business, tax, stock and options, employment, contracts, financing, trademarks and intellectual property.  Rob began as an associate at major New York City law firms before returning home to Boston in 1985 where he has since been a partner in small and medium sized firms before joining Engel & Schultz LLP where he was a partner from 2004 to 2019. When the senior partners retired, he moved his law practice to his own firm, effective 1/1/2020. Rob represents entrepreneurs, start-ups and small companies, independent contractors and employees and executives. Rob is a frequent speaker on business law topics and author of numerous articles published in Boston Business JournalMass High Tech and other publications, plus more than thirty articles since 2016 on executive employment topics published by CEOWorld magazine. He has been named among the “Top 20 Boston Startup Lawyers” by ChubbyBrain.com, a website that provides tools for entrepreneurs. Rob has been on the ENET Board since 2002, was Vice Chair 2005-2009, and ENET Chairman 2009-2019.  He was also a Co-Founder and Board member of the 128 Innovation Capital Group (2004 -2015). In 2016, he received the IEEE USA Professional Achievement award for “extreme dedication to the entrepreneurship community.” He holds degrees from Boston University, B.A., summa cum laude, Northwestern University (Chicago), J.D., Law Review, and New York University, LL.M. in Taxation.

www.executiveemploymentattorney.com

This event is FREE; however, registration is required.

Webinar recording will be available for ENET members only. Learn how to become a member here!

Jun
8
Wed
Innovations in IoT for a Safe, Secure, and Sustainable Future @ On-Line
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Computer Society joint meeting with NY/NJ Chapters

Location:  On-Line

Swarup Bhunia, University of Florida, Gainesville

Register in advance for this webinar at https://events.vtools.ieee.org/tego_/event/manage/313666

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Internet of Things (IoT) promises to usher in the fourth industrial revolution through an exponential growth of smart connected devices deployed in myriad application domains. It gives rise to new relationships between man and smart connected machines that might transform our everyday experiences. Such a transformation, however, builds on innovations at all levels in the IoT architecture – from edge devices to the cloud. In this talk, we will cover the IoT design practices and core technological challenges that need to be addressed to enable widespread deployment of IoT. We will focus on innovations in the areas of energy-efficiency, security, interoperability and intelligent decision making. Next, we will discuss several compelling applications of IoT that give unprecedented capability to us. In particular, we will cover applications of IoT in addressing some of the critical safety, security, and sustainability issues in our society.

Dr. Swarup Bhunia is a preeminent professor, director of the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World and Semmoto Chair Professor of Internet of Things in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. Earlier, Dr. Bhunia has served as the T. and A. Schroeder associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA. He has over twenty years of research and development experience with over 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals and premier conferences and ten edited or authored books (two upcoming) in the area of VLSI design, CAD and test techniques. His research interests include low power and robust design, hardware security and trust, adaptive nanocomputing and novel test methodologies. He has worked in the semiconductor industry on RTL synthesis, verification, and low power design for about three years. Dr. Bhunia received IEEE-CS TCVLSI Distinguished Research Award (2018), IBM Faculty Award (2013), National Science Foundation (NSF) career development award (2011), Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) technical excellence award (2005) as a team member,

Dr. Bhunia has been serving as founding editor-in-chief in Journal of Hardware and Systems Security (HaSS), an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on CAD (TCAD), IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems (TMSCS), ACM Journal of Emerging Technologies (JETC), and Journal of Low Power Electronics (JOLPE). He is a distinguished ACM speaker and a senior member of IEEE.

Agenda:

6:00PM:  Welcome Remarks IEEE Promotion Video – IEEE- Engineers are the Solutionists of Tomorrow Distinguished Lecture “Innovations in IoT for a Safe, Secure, and Sustainable Future”

6:15PM:  Introduce Speaker, Speaker: Prof. Swarup Bhunia

6:15 – 7:15PM:  Presentation

7:15 – 7:30PM:  Q/A

This talk is a joint meeting of the Boston Chapter of the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Computer Long Island Chapter, IEEE Computer the Mid-Hudson Chapter, IEEE Computer New Jersey Coast Chapter, IEEE Computer Schenectady Chapter, IEEE Communications New York Chapter IEEE Student Branch at LIU-Brooklyn and the IEEE Student Branch at City College of Technology, CUNY. It is hosted by Webex MGA-New-York.

Up-to-date information about this and other talks is available online at https://ewh.ieee.org/r1/boston/computer/. You can sign up to receive updated status information about this talk and informational emails about future talks at https://mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/ieee-cs, our self-administered mailing list.

Jun
9
Thu
Optical Communication Systems: Scaling Capacity and Energy @ On-Line
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Photonics Society

Speaker:   Dr. Peter Winzer, Nubis Communications

We will discuss the capacity scaling of optical communications from ultra-long-haul subsea cables to ultra-low-power intra-datacenter interconnects and show that massive spatial parallelism is the only energy sustainable option for the next decade and beyond.

Peter Winzer received his Ph.D. from TU Vienna, Austria, in 1998, where he investigated space-borne Doppler lidar and laser communications. From 2000 to 2019 he worked at Bell Labs, USA, where he performed research on fiber-optic communication systems and networks, set multiple high-speed optical transmission records, and contributed to optical communications product developments. In 2020 he founded the start-up Nubis Communications. He has widely published and patented and is actively involved with IEEE and OSA. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Lightwave Technology (2013 to 2018), was Program Chair of ECOC 2009, and Program/General Chair of OFC 2015/2017. Dr. Winzer is a Highly Cited Researcher, a Fellow of Bell Labs, IEEE, and OSA, and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He received multiple awards including the 2018 Tyndall Award and holds an honorary doctorate from the Technical University of Eindhoven.

This meeting will be online only.

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5qMwXmIVRT-tw6oQVUPY0Q

The link to the meeting announcement is seen below.
http://www.bostonphotonics.org/

SPECIAL NOTICE – CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

IEEE Boston Section recognized for Excellence in Membership Recruitment Performance

 

IEEE HKN Ceremony

IEEE Boston Section was founded Feb 13, 1903, and serves more than 8,500 members of the IEEE. There are 29 chapters and affinity groups covering topics of interest from Aerospace & Electronic Systems, to Entrepreneur Network to Women in Engineering to Young Professionals. The chapters and affinity groups organize more than 100 meetings a year. In addition to the IEEE organization activities, the Boston Section organizes and sponsors up to seven conferences in any given year, as well as more than 45 short courses. The Boston Section publishes a bi-weekly newsletter and, currently, a monthly Digital Reflector newspaper included in IEEE membership.

The IEEE Boston Section also offers social programs such as the section annual meeting, Milestone events, and other non-technical professional activities to round out the local events. The Section also hosts one of the largest and longest running entrepreneurial support groups in IEEE.

More than 150 volunteers help create and coordinate events throughout the year.