IEEE Boston Section

Upcoming Events!

Feb
1
Tue
Negotiating Contracts: A Critical Entrepreneurial Skill @ Webinar
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Entrepreneurs’ Network Details and registration coming soon! Event Schedule 7:00 PM – Introduction – ENET Chairperson’s announcements 7:10 PM – eMinute Pitch – Up to 3 Startup pitches 7:25 PM – Expert Panel – 4 expert speakers on the night’s topic 8:10 PM – Q & A – Moderator and Audience Q & A with the speakers 8:30 PM – Networking – Panelists will be available afterward for responses to individual questions. Registration will available soon. ENET Member:  Free General Public:  $10.00
Feb
8
Tue
Introduction to Quantum Software Development Course @ Live Webinar
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Web-based Course with live Instructor!

Times & Dates: 6 – 8PM ET, February 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24

 

 

Speakers:   Joe Clapis, Richard Preston, MITRE Corporation

Course Format: Live lectures interspersed with lab exercises in Visual Studio

This course is organized by the MITRE Corporation and being offered as part of the IEEE Boston Section’s professional development program.

 

Summary:

In recent years, there has been an enormous surge of interest in quantum computing. Government, academic, and commercial organizations have spent billions of dollars attempting to create reliable, general-purpose quantum computers. These systems leverage the unusual properties of quantum mechanics to perform computations that could never be performed on conventional computers in our lifetime. Such calculations have a wide range of applications, including:

• Breaking certain cryptographic algorithms
• Engineering new materials
• Simulating how systems behave in extreme environments
• Finding new medicines that target specific diseases
• Building secure transmission channels that cannot be eavesdropped

How do quantum computers accomplish these bold claims? How could we use this technology to tackle our most difficult challenges? And how do programmers like you access it? In this course, we will explore the answers to these questions and help you unlock the ability to write quantum software and simulate quantum algorithms. Students should bring some basic programming experience and an open mind as we delve into a new computing paradigm.

Format: Live virtual lectures with self-paced exercises.

Target Audience:  Practicing software engineers.  Objective:  Develop the practicable skills needed to implement and study quantum algorithms in software.

Prerequisites:

Students are assumed to have exposure to the following concepts:• Complex numbers
• Vectors & Matrices
• Bra-ket and tensor notation
• Digital information
• Endianness
• Digital logic
• Low- and high-level programming
• Visual Studio

Learning materials covering the course prerequisites will be provided in advance. This way, students can fill in any gaps in their knowledge and everyone starts on the same page on day 1.

Outline:

The course consists of live lectures interspersed with lab exercises in Visual Studio. All the materials are available in the form of an online course guide, so students can learn at their own pace both during and outside of class time. To mitigate technical difficulties, each student is provided remote access to a virtual machine with a preconfigured environment. The following topics are covered:
• Qubits and quantum gates
• Multi-qubit systems
• Quantum circuits
• Quantum protocols
• Quantum algorithms
• Q# programming

The Visual Studio exercises are Q# operations that must be implemented correctly for a unit test to pass. This approach allows students to get immediate feedback on how well they understand a concept. We use the Discord platform as a course forum, where students can ask questions at any time and collaborate on solving the coding challenges.

Instructor Bios:

Joe Clapis is a Lead Software Systems Engineer at The MITRE Corporation. He has over 10 years of experience in a variety of software domains, from machine vision to virtualization, and now currently works on quantum software systems. His latest research involves bridging the gap between quantum algorithm theories and their practical implementations.Richard Preston is a Network Analytics Group Leader in the Infrastructure and Networking Innovation Center at MITRE. He also serves as Co-Chair of MITRE’s STEM Council, a group that supports STEM education initiatives across the company. He has been collaborating with Joe on quantum software research since 2019 and seeks to raise awareness and proficiency around this new technology.

©2021 The MITRE Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Approved for Public Release; Distribution Unlimited.
Public Release Case Number 21-3742.

Decision (Run/Cancel) Date for  this Course is:  Tuesday, February 3, 2022

IEEE Members:   $250.00
Non-members:  $325.00

Feb
9
Wed
Designing for Reliability with ReliaSoft Software @ Webinar
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

IEEE Boston/Providence/New Hampshire Reliability Chapter

Sponsor:   IEEE Boston/Providence/New Hampshire Reliability Chapter

Please visit our website at www.ieee.org/bostonrel

Host:   IEEE Boston/Providence/New Hampshire Reliability Chapter

FREE Webinar

During this presentation, we will see how various stages of Design for Reliability (DfR) processes are implemented in ReliaSoft software. Additionally, we will discuss how the pieces of information collected during multiple reliability engineering activities can be combined and used to improve the decision-making process.  We will demonstrate what the DfR framework looks like, and where the methods and tools fit in that standard work process. The following methods and tools will be reviewed during the case study: FMEA, Telcordia, Accelerated life testing, System reliability.

Design for Reliability is a discipline that refers to the process of designing reliability into products as part of the development process. If you are considering implementing a new DfR initiative or improving an existing program, join us to learn about what procedural steps and methods you may consider for your DfR process.

Date and Time:

Date: Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

All times are US/Eastern

Location:  This Webinar is to be delivered virtually.

At registration, you must provide a valid e-mail address to receive the Webinar Session link approximately 15 hours before the event.  The link will only be sent to the e-mail address entered with your registration.  Please double-check for spelling errors.  If you haven’t received the e-mail as scheduled, please check your spam folder and alternate e-mail accounts before contacting the host.

Contact

Email event contact

Michael W. Bannan, Chair, IEEE Boston/Providence/New Hampshire Reliability Chapter

Registration:   No Admission Charge

Register

Speaker

Semyon Mikheevskiy of Hottinger, Bruel, & Kjaer

Biography

Semyon Mikheevskiy is an application engineer at Hottinger, Bruel, & Kjaer responsible for conducting training courses, providing consulting service and pre‑sales support. He is a customer‑facing technical expert on reliability engineering including life data analysis, ALT/HALT, FMEA and MIL-HDBK-217.

He has 7 years of R&D and teaching experience as a research associate and 6 years of experience as a consultant and an application engineer. His focus is on reliability engineering and fatigue and fracture analysis. Semyon holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is the author of seven papers published in various peer reviewed journals.

Agenda

11:00 AM   Technical Presentation

11:45 AM   Questions and Answers

12:00 PM   Adjournment

The meeting is open to all.  You do not need to belong to the IEEE to attend this event; however, we welcome your consideration of IEEE membership as a career enhancing technical affiliation.

There is no cost to register or attend, but registration is required.  Register

Introduction to Quantum Software Development Course @ Live Webinar
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Web-based Course with live Instructor!

Times & Dates: 6 – 8PM ET, February 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24

 

 

Speakers:   Joe Clapis, Richard Preston, MITRE Corporation

Course Format: Live lectures interspersed with lab exercises in Visual Studio

This course is organized by the MITRE Corporation and being offered as part of the IEEE Boston Section’s professional development program.

 

Summary:

In recent years, there has been an enormous surge of interest in quantum computing. Government, academic, and commercial organizations have spent billions of dollars attempting to create reliable, general-purpose quantum computers. These systems leverage the unusual properties of quantum mechanics to perform computations that could never be performed on conventional computers in our lifetime. Such calculations have a wide range of applications, including:

• Breaking certain cryptographic algorithms
• Engineering new materials
• Simulating how systems behave in extreme environments
• Finding new medicines that target specific diseases
• Building secure transmission channels that cannot be eavesdropped

How do quantum computers accomplish these bold claims? How could we use this technology to tackle our most difficult challenges? And how do programmers like you access it? In this course, we will explore the answers to these questions and help you unlock the ability to write quantum software and simulate quantum algorithms. Students should bring some basic programming experience and an open mind as we delve into a new computing paradigm.

Format: Live virtual lectures with self-paced exercises.

Target Audience:  Practicing software engineers.  Objective:  Develop the practicable skills needed to implement and study quantum algorithms in software.

Prerequisites:

Students are assumed to have exposure to the following concepts:• Complex numbers
• Vectors & Matrices
• Bra-ket and tensor notation
• Digital information
• Endianness
• Digital logic
• Low- and high-level programming
• Visual Studio

Learning materials covering the course prerequisites will be provided in advance. This way, students can fill in any gaps in their knowledge and everyone starts on the same page on day 1.

Outline:

The course consists of live lectures interspersed with lab exercises in Visual Studio. All the materials are available in the form of an online course guide, so students can learn at their own pace both during and outside of class time. To mitigate technical difficulties, each student is provided remote access to a virtual machine with a preconfigured environment. The following topics are covered:
• Qubits and quantum gates
• Multi-qubit systems
• Quantum circuits
• Quantum protocols
• Quantum algorithms
• Q# programming

The Visual Studio exercises are Q# operations that must be implemented correctly for a unit test to pass. This approach allows students to get immediate feedback on how well they understand a concept. We use the Discord platform as a course forum, where students can ask questions at any time and collaborate on solving the coding challenges.

Instructor Bios:

Joe Clapis is a Lead Software Systems Engineer at The MITRE Corporation. He has over 10 years of experience in a variety of software domains, from machine vision to virtualization, and now currently works on quantum software systems. His latest research involves bridging the gap between quantum algorithm theories and their practical implementations.Richard Preston is a Network Analytics Group Leader in the Infrastructure and Networking Innovation Center at MITRE. He also serves as Co-Chair of MITRE’s STEM Council, a group that supports STEM education initiatives across the company. He has been collaborating with Joe on quantum software research since 2019 and seeks to raise awareness and proficiency around this new technology.

©2021 The MITRE Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Approved for Public Release; Distribution Unlimited.
Public Release Case Number 21-3742.

Decision (Run/Cancel) Date for  this Course is:  Tuesday, February 3, 2022

IEEE Members:   $250.00
Non-members:  $325.00

Feb
10
Thu
Introduction to Quantum Software Development Course @ Live Webinar
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Web-based Course with live Instructor!

Times & Dates: 6 – 8PM ET, February 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24

 

 

Speakers:   Joe Clapis, Richard Preston, MITRE Corporation

Course Format: Live lectures interspersed with lab exercises in Visual Studio

This course is organized by the MITRE Corporation and being offered as part of the IEEE Boston Section’s professional development program.

 

Summary:

In recent years, there has been an enormous surge of interest in quantum computing. Government, academic, and commercial organizations have spent billions of dollars attempting to create reliable, general-purpose quantum computers. These systems leverage the unusual properties of quantum mechanics to perform computations that could never be performed on conventional computers in our lifetime. Such calculations have a wide range of applications, including:

• Breaking certain cryptographic algorithms
• Engineering new materials
• Simulating how systems behave in extreme environments
• Finding new medicines that target specific diseases
• Building secure transmission channels that cannot be eavesdropped

How do quantum computers accomplish these bold claims? How could we use this technology to tackle our most difficult challenges? And how do programmers like you access it? In this course, we will explore the answers to these questions and help you unlock the ability to write quantum software and simulate quantum algorithms. Students should bring some basic programming experience and an open mind as we delve into a new computing paradigm.

Format: Live virtual lectures with self-paced exercises.

Target Audience:  Practicing software engineers.  Objective:  Develop the practicable skills needed to implement and study quantum algorithms in software.

Prerequisites:

Students are assumed to have exposure to the following concepts:• Complex numbers
• Vectors & Matrices
• Bra-ket and tensor notation
• Digital information
• Endianness
• Digital logic
• Low- and high-level programming
• Visual Studio

Learning materials covering the course prerequisites will be provided in advance. This way, students can fill in any gaps in their knowledge and everyone starts on the same page on day 1.

Outline:

The course consists of live lectures interspersed with lab exercises in Visual Studio. All the materials are available in the form of an online course guide, so students can learn at their own pace both during and outside of class time. To mitigate technical difficulties, each student is provided remote access to a virtual machine with a preconfigured environment. The following topics are covered:
• Qubits and quantum gates
• Multi-qubit systems
• Quantum circuits
• Quantum protocols
• Quantum algorithms
• Q# programming

The Visual Studio exercises are Q# operations that must be implemented correctly for a unit test to pass. This approach allows students to get immediate feedback on how well they understand a concept. We use the Discord platform as a course forum, where students can ask questions at any time and collaborate on solving the coding challenges.

Instructor Bios:

Joe Clapis is a Lead Software Systems Engineer at The MITRE Corporation. He has over 10 years of experience in a variety of software domains, from machine vision to virtualization, and now currently works on quantum software systems. His latest research involves bridging the gap between quantum algorithm theories and their practical implementations.Richard Preston is a Network Analytics Group Leader in the Infrastructure and Networking Innovation Center at MITRE. He also serves as Co-Chair of MITRE’s STEM Council, a group that supports STEM education initiatives across the company. He has been collaborating with Joe on quantum software research since 2019 and seeks to raise awareness and proficiency around this new technology.

©2021 The MITRE Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Approved for Public Release; Distribution Unlimited.
Public Release Case Number 21-3742.

Decision (Run/Cancel) Date for  this Course is:  Tuesday, February 3, 2022

IEEE Members:   $250.00
Non-members:  $325.00

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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.