Virtual Talk: Quantum microscopy using spatially correlated photons / Microscopie quantique en utilisant des photons spatialement corrélés


*Please note that this presentation will be given as a fully virtual event. Webinar access information will be communicated to IEEE members and registered people. Please contact the hosts for more information.* Veuillez noter que cette présentation sera donné de façon virtuelle. Les informations d'accès au webinaire seront communiquées aux membres de l'IEEE et aux personnes inscrites. Veuillez contacter les organisateurs pour plus d'informations.Abstract: Exploiting spatial correlations between photons is a fundamental in quantum imaging. Correlation-based imaging, a scheme whereby one photon from a pair interacts with an object before reaching the detection system. The joint measurement of the two photons then reveals the image of the object. Though the image reconstruction was initially implemented using computational techniques that employ a single pixel with no spatial resolution on its own, modern implementations can make use of arrays of single-photon sensitive detectors. Novel imaging sensors such as arrays of single photon avalanche diodes (SPADs) have enabled two- and three-dimensional imaging, the latter being enabled by the high temporal resolution. Furthermore, their high-frame rate, compared to rival technology, dramatically reduces the acquisition time required to spatially characterise quantum states and form a correlation image. In this talk, we will provide an overview of the recent developments in 2D, and 3D correlation-based imaging using photon pairs and enabled by SPAD cameras. Particularly, we will focus on optical designs geared towards applications in microscopy.Co-sponsored by: Chapitre Étudiant SPIE/OPTICA - Polytechnique Speaker(s): Bienvenu NdaganoVirtual:

Tour of Powerex Trading Floor

1300 - 666 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 2X8

Powerex was established in 1988 as the wholly-owned electricity marketing subsidiary of BC Hydro, responsible for marketing BC Hydro’s surplus electricity in the west. Today, Powerex is a key participant in energy markets across North America, buying and supplying physical wholesale power, natural gas, ancillary services, and environmental products with an ever-expanding list of trade partners. This Trade Floor tour will provide participants a chance to learn about Powerex, its history and various trade activities, as well as how Powerex works with BC Hydro PSOSE staff (Generation Resource Management’s Planning, Scheduling & Operations Shift Engineers) to optimize the operation of the BC system.Registration is required for this event as seats are limited. The deadline for the registration closes on April 10th, 2024, at 5:00 PM PST.Please provide your Name, Company and Position/Role in the "Special Request Field" when filling out the registration form. This is a requirement to confirm your registration.Registrants will be notified by email to confirm their spot for the tour. As seats are limited, we may not be able to accommodate all registrants. If some registrants are unable to participate because of the limited number of seats, they will be placed on a waiting list and another tour may be scheduled for these registrants at a later date. Thank you for your understanding.1300 - 666 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 2X8

Engineering, Computer Science, and IT Job Fair

Bldg: Palais des congrès de Montréal, Metro Place-d'Armes, Montreal Convention Centre, 1001 Pl. Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2Z 1H5

Welcome to the Biggest Job Fair of Canada []This event is organized during Spring (April) and Fall (October) every year by the l’Événement Carrières in the vibrant city of Montreal. This Spring, we are thrilled to announce that it will be organized in partnership with IEEE Young Professionals (YP) Montreal and GENIUM360, ensuring unparalleled opportunities for all attendees.Whether you're a recent graduate in engineering, IT, or Computer Science eager to kickstart your career, or an experienced professional seeking new horizons, this is your gateway and ultimate platform for success. Don't miss out the opportunity to engage with top employers, connect with industry leaders, forge valuable connections, and explore exciting career prospects.Join us on Wednesday, April 17th from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM and on Thursday, April 18th, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the prestigious Palais des Congres de Montreal.Let's embark on this journey together towards a brighter future!Please make sure to have a printed copy of your latest CV with you!Bldg: Palais des congrès de Montréal, Metro Place-d'Armes, Montreal Convention Centre, 1001 Pl. Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2Z 1H5

Exploring Responsible AI: A Hands-On Workshop


This workshop offers participants an engaging activity that demonstrates the application of ethical and responsible AI in addressing societal issues.Through the activity participants will develop and evaluate a machine learning model, while critically assessing its ethical implications. The activity is the first of three pedagogical kits presented in the morning, which were developed by a team from John Abbott College and Concordia University with funding from the PIM (Pôle interordres de Montréal).Co-sponsored by: John Abbott CollegeSpeaker(s): Kristen, MeghrigVirtual:

Thermodynamics in Cell and Tissue Cryopreservation: How Math Can Save Knees


This is a joint meeting of Canadian Society of Senior Engineers and IEEE Life Members Affinity Groups.This series of presentations has been occurring for more than 20 years and is now being also advertised to the IEEE Northern Canada Section (NCS) Life Members Affinity Group (LMAG) through vTools and other IEEE LMAG's and IEEE members depending upon the topic. At the same time the Canadian Society of Senior Engineers (CSSE) is using their national organization to provide information, the subject and speaker to members across Canada.The April meeting will be held on Thursday April 18, 2024. The meeting will open at 12:30 pm MDT (2:30pm Eastern), with the presentation starting at 12:45 (2:45pm EDT). The meeting will be held via the Zoom platform, with the actual invitations sent the afternoon of Wednesday April 17. If you plan to attend and be included on the Zoom invite for this meeting please respond to Tom Madsen, [email protected], before noon on Wednesday April 17.Please note the meeting originates in AB which is in the Mountain Time Zone, so if you are in another province you must account for any necessary time shift.Summary: Cryobiology is the study of life at low temperatures with a major application being cryopreservation—the use of temperatures as low as that of liquid nitrogen (−196 °C) to preserve living cells and tissues. Cryopreservation is used every day to manage availability in research labs, by commercial distributors of cells for research, and by clinical banks that distribute cells and tissues for medical transplantation. Some cells and most tissues cannot be cryopreserved with adequate post-thaw viability and function limiting their availability. Cryopreservation outcome is governed by chemical and physical processes including heat transfer, osmotic/diffusive transport, and the effects of cryoprotectant additives that mitigate the deleterious effect of ice formation. For this reason, thermodynamics is fundamental to cryobiology. In this presentation, I will describe our group’s research combining thermodynamic understanding with biological experiments to arrive at new cryopreservation protocols for cells and tissues including endothelial cells and articular cartilage.Bio: Dr. Janet A. W. Elliott is a University of Alberta Distinguished Professor and Canada Research Chair in Thermodynamics in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. Dr. Elliott was the first female graduate of the Engineering Physics Option of Engineering Science at the University of Toronto and received MASc and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto. Dr. Elliott has been a Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at the University of Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics.Dr. Elliott currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Cryobiology, on the Editorial Advisory Boards of The Journal of Physical Chemistry and of Langmuir, and on the Editorial Board of Advances in Colloid and Interface Science. She has previously served as a member of the Physical Sciences Advisory Committee for the Canadian Space Agency, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, and the Executive Committee of the American Chemical Society Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry.Dr. Elliott’s research has been recognized nationally and internationally in science and engineering by the American Chemical Society Langmuir Lectureship Award (2022), Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Engineering (2023), Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada (2022), Fellowship in the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2019), Fellowship in the Society for Cryobiology (2018), Fellowship in the Chemical Institute of Canada (2015), Fellowship in Engineers Canada (2023), the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering Syncrude Canada Innovation Award (2008), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Doctoral Prize (1998), the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers Young Engineer Achievement Award (2001), the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Young Explorer’s Prize (2002), and Time Magazine’s Canadians Who Define the New Frontiers of Science (2002). Dr. Elliott has also received many provincial and University awards including the APEGA Summit Excellence in Education Award (2017), the University of Alberta Teaching Unit Award (2004, 2016), the Faculty of Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award (2021) and the Faculty of Engineering Graduate Teaching Award (2023). As one student put it, “She could convince rocks to study thermodynamics.”Virtual:

IEEE EDS Invited Speaker Prof. William Wong

Room: ASB 10900 (Big Data Hub Presentation Studio), Bldg: Applied Science Building, 8888 University Dr., Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, V5A 1S6, Virtual:

[]Speaker(s): Prof. William Wong, Room: ASB 10900 (Big Data Hub Presentation Studio), Bldg: Applied Science Building, 8888 University Dr., Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, V5A 1S6, Virtual:

Northern Canada Section ExCom Meeting

Room: Elm room, Bldg: Monsoon Bistro & Bar, Holiday Inn Hotel, 4485 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6H 5H5, Virtual:

ExCom Meeting of the Northern Canada SectionRoom: Elm room, Bldg: Monsoon Bistro & Bar, Holiday Inn Hotel, 4485 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6H 5H5, Virtual:

IEEE Canada Fellow Member Grade Elevation Drive


Join us for the 2024 IEEE Canada Fellow Member Grade Elevation Drive information session. During the session, attendees will learn about the Fellow nomination and evaluation process.Agenda:- 7:30 PM - 7:32 PM: Opening (Ana Laura Gonzalez Rios).- 7:32 PM - 8:15 PM: "Am I Qualified to be an IEEE Fellow?" Session (Dr. Don Tan).- 8:15 PM - 8:30 PM: Q&A Session.- 8:30 PM - 8:32 PM: Closing remarks (Ana Laura Gonzalez Rios).Speaker(s): Dr. Don TanAgenda: - 7:30 PM - 7:32 PM: Opening (Ana Laura Gonzalez Rios).- 7:32 PM - 8:15 PM: "Am I Qualified to be an IEEE Fellow?" Session (Dr. Don Tan).- 8:15 PM - 8:30 PM: Q&A Session.- 8:30 PM - 8:32 PM: Closing remarks (Ana Laura Gonzalez Rios).Virtual:

Vancouver TALK 24: The Little Island That Can; Salt Spring Moves Towards Energy Resilience


Speaker: Simon Wheeler, Advisor, Salt Spring Energy Community SocietyThe topics will include the following:· The Solar Scholarship project, an installation on the local school roof· A large solar array on two social housing apartment buildings· Innovations in solar technology· An Agrivoltaic trial· Lobbying for Community Net Metering in BCRegistration is optional, but we want to know who to expect.10:00 AM P.D.T. You can log in at 9:45 AM (12:45 PM Montreal) to check connection and say hello.All IEEE members are welcome, especially those Life Members that don't have a local Affinity Group.We are looking for speakers for the rest of the year, contact Carl Zanon if interested.Speaker(s): Simon WheelerAgenda: 9:45 AM Zoom opens10:00 AM Welcome and speaker introduction10:05 AM SpeakerVirtual:

IEEE Ottawa Robotics Competition (ORC) April Work Period

Room: A04, Bldg: Colonel By Hall, 161 Louis-Pasteur Private, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 6N5

The IEEE Ottawa Robotics Competition is hosting a open work period for potential participants to talk to the competition organizers, ask any technical questions and get a chance to try out a sub-set of the competition tracks.This event is an in person event free for anyone wishing to attend at the University of Ottawa Colonel By Building (CBY A04).Supervision is required for those under the age of 18 and priority will be given to participating teams if there is overwhelming questions. For any further information please reach out to [email protected]: A04, Bldg: Colonel By Hall, 161 Louis-Pasteur Private, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 6N5

Advances in Holographic-Type Communications


Dive into the exciting world of holographic-type communications with Prof. Filip De Turck, an expert in network management and holographic-type technologies. This talk will explore the evolution of video streaming and the shift towards network softwarization, highlighting volumetric media's potential through practical examples. With his extensive background and over 750 publications, Prof. De Turck will address the challenges and opportunities in this field, aiming to inspire collaborative research. Join us for insights into the next-gen communication technologies.Abstract:This talk will give an overview of video streaming technologies over telecommunication networks while also taking the important evolution towards network softwarizaton into account.The importance and the opportunities provided by volumetric media delivery will be outlined by means of several examples.The most appropriate approach for volumetric media delivery and the various challenges and techniques will be highlighted next.Finally, an overview of research challenges and opportunities will be presented to stimulate further collaborative research.Short bio:Dr. Filip De Turck is a professor at the Department of Information Technology (Intec) of Ghent University and Imec, Belgium, with expertise in communication software, network resource management, adaptive multimedia service delivery, and next-generation video delivery platforms. In this research area, he is involved in and successfully completed many research projects with industry and academia, served as Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Network Operations and Management (CNOM), former chair of the Future Internet Cluster of the European Commission, is on the TPC of many international network and service management conferences and workshops and serves in the Editorial Board of several network and service management journals. Prof. Filip De Turck regularly organizes international workshops on the above-mentioned topics, served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM), and steering committee member of the IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), the IFIP/IEEE Integrated Network Management (IM) Symposium, the IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (IEEE NetSoft) and the IFIP/IEEE Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM). He also served as chair of the IEEE SDN Initiative Conference Committee, which coordinates initiative IEEE events and conferences on Softwarized Networks. Prof. Filip De Turck was named a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) for outstanding technical contributions to network resource management and adaptive service delivery and serves as a ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer. He is currently (co-)author of over 750 publications. He received the IEEE ComSoc Dan Stokesberry Award 2021 for particularly distinguished technical contributions to the growth of the network operations and service management field.At the time of the meeting, join us at by: Pradeep KumarVirtual:

Invited Talk: Organic Transistors as Sensory Platforms for Health and Environmental Applications (IEEE Sensors Council Chapter)


Organic Thin Film Transistors (OTFTs) rely on polymer-based semiconductors, dielectrics, and conductive materials, often in conjunction with some inorganic materials such as metal nanoparticles, metal oxides, etc., to create tunable device behavior. OTFTs offer many benefits for implementation as sensory platform including solution processability, cost-effectiveness, ease of manufacturing, and superior compatibility to functional nanomaterials and biomolecules. These benefits have led to intense research in using OTFT as a sensory platform for chemical, biological, and environmental applications.In my talk, I will share some of our recent research highlights on implementing OTFT based non-invasive biosensor technologies for detection of metabolites and proteomic biomarkers. Target applications include monitoring body homeostasis and identifying early signs of pathogenesis for certain diseases including Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. More specifically, the talk will cover electrolyte gated FET (EGFET) platforms, and carbon nanoparticles based OTFTs. Amongst the sensors discussed, we will take a closer look at integrating functional nanomaterials within device framework to achieve the desired sensory response. Various device design and modeling strategies will be briefly discussed.Speaker(s): Dr. Ravi PrakashVirtual: