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IEEE UK and Ireland Instrumentation and Measurements Chapter


We are happy to announce that we are organising and sponsoring:

IEEE UK and Ireland Section Instrumentation and Measurement Chapter jointly with the Circuits and Systems Chapter on 11th March 2015.

The Lecture is from Mr. Ching Man, Analog Devices

The Lecture will be given at the University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW in Room: C1.18 (Pavilion)  from 11:00-12:30 hrs where all IEEE members and non-members will be welcome to attend:

Lecture Details:

An IEEE UK and Ireland Section CAS Chapter Sponsored Talk

“An Engineer’s Challenges in evolving times”
With the ever increasing complexity of ICs and technology trends in the evolving world, engineers are often challenged to keep up with the fast moving pace within the industrial and commercial market place. This is mostly dictated by customer’s demand for more functionality, complexity and smaller IC packages. At the same time, Designers and Engineers are often faced with budgets, resources, schedules, and time to market issues. From this engineers face the challenges of final testing and debugging of hardware at critical stages during development for a first time right design.
This presentation will look at some of these issues and address them from past design experiences. He will highlight some practice that worked well and disseminate some design tips and trick from a systems perspective. He will include PCB hardware design and layouts that you will not normally find in text books. Some areas he will look at include how we can do things better, faster and smarter for a first time right and avoid some of the pitfalls and reiterations through a design cycle.


Brief biography for Ching Man:
He received the BEng(Hons) Degree in Electronic Engineering in 1991 and the MSc. in Digital Signal Processing Systems and VLSI in 1993. Both from University Of Westminster, London, U.K.
After Graduation he had spent over 23 years working in Applications, Research, Design and Development, with various multi-nationals in 1Ireland and in the 2U.K. He worked for Tellabs1 and Nortel2 for a number of years, designing Firmware (VHDL) and hi-speed, telecommunication hardware. Majority of the design involved are in, signaling systems, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) hardware with echo cancelations, where land-line, Mobile phone, fax, VOIP and internet traffic (Data) are routed internationally. He later Designed hi-speed ASICs for Silicon & Software Systems2 and for Duolog Technology2 (now ARM) designing ASICs and synthesizable test bench verification for TI OMAP Mobile phone chipsets. He also spent a few years lecturing Electronic Engineering at Limerick and Waterford Institutes Of Technology in Ireland. He is currently with Analog Devices (ADI) as a Senior Systems Applications Engineer since 2007.  His current role involves applications, design support, presentation of technical seminars and training materials for designers within Europe.His fields of expertise are broad in nature with a special focus in; Design Support, ATM, Telecommunications, systems hardware architecture, Software define radio (SDR), Hi-speed design and from ASIC design to synthesizable tests bench verification techniques.He published and presented articles, Tutorial papers and Conference papers in; IEEE, Electronica, Analog Devices, Seminars, Webinars and training materials for field application engineers and designers. He is also a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a MIET since 1998. His other research and on-going activities are in systems and algorithm architecture, noise reduction techniques, Aqua-Marine Sonar systems design applications and deployment.


IEEE UK and Ireland Section Circuits and System Chapter on 10th October 2014. The Lecture
is from Dr. Ravinder S. Dahia, University of Glasgow

The Lecture will be given at the University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW in Room: C1.04  from 16:00-17:00 hrs where all IEEE members and non-members will be welcome to attend:
Lecture Details:

An IEEE UK and Ireland Section Sponsored talk

“Conformable Electronics”
The microelectronics technology and subsequent miniaturization have led to a revolution in computer and communication that began almost immediately after the transistor was invented. The exponential rate of miniaturization led technological advancement that is described in Moore’s Law has been propelled by $1Tr of investment over 50 years. Recent advances in the field, propelled by applications such as wearable electronics and emerging areas such as internet of things, relate to realizing sensitive electronic systems on unconventional substrates such as plastics or paper that can be wrapped around curved surfaces of food packages and the body of a robot or artificial limbs. Early attempts to achieve conformable electronic systems primarily followed the flexible printed circuit boards (PCB) route, offering a limited degree of mechanical flexibility. Recent efforts to address these challenges include fabricating sensing and electronic components directly on the flexible substrates or on thin silicon wafers. A variety of solutions, ranging from TFTs to printed electronics have appeared using a wide variety of materials, including organic and inorganic semiconductors. This lecture will present these developments with a focus on the high-performance bendable and conformable electronics. The advent of fully flexible electronic systems will be a great leap in technology, as it will open the door to the next-generation electronic environment based on bendable and wearable devices. Exciting new opportunities lie in pursuing the non-roadmap “More than Moore” technology to discover and exploit the as yet unfulfilled potential of electronics in markets and applications that have historically lain outside the realm of microelectronics. This lecture will cover our research on flexible electronics, supported by European Commission and EPSRC funded projects such as CONTEST, PRINTSKIN and FLEXELDEMO.


Brief biography for Dr. Ravinder Dahia
Ravinder Dahiya is a Senior Lecturer and EPSRC Research Fellow at School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, U.K. He received Ph.D. from Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa (Italy). In past, he worked at University of Delhi (India), Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa (Italy), Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento (Italy), and Univ. of Cambridge (UK).

His multidisciplinary research interests include Flexible and Printable Electronics, Electronic Skin, Tactile Sensing, and wearable electronics. He has published more than 90 research articles, one book (Robotic Tactile Sensing – Technologies and System) and holds 2 patents. He has worked on the many international projects (ROBOSKIN, RobotCub, Flexsensotronics). Currently he is leading a European Commission funded Initial Training Network (CONTEST) and EPSRC Fellowship for Growth – Printable Tactile Skin (PRINTSKIN) and EPSRC First Grant project (FLEXELDEMO).

He is Senior Member of IEEE and member of IEEE Sensors Council AdCom. He is on Editorial Boards of IEEE Transactions on Robotics and IEEE Sensors Journal. He has guest edited 4 Special Journal Issues.

Ravinder has received EPSRC fellowship and Marie Curie Fellowship. He was awarded with the University Gold Medal for securing First Class First Position in the University and received best paper awards two times in the IEEE sponsored conferences.
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We are happy to announce that we are organising and sponsoring:

IEEE UK and Ireland Section Circuits and System Chapter on 23rd September 2014. The Lecture
is from Professor Andrew G. Dempster, University of New South Wales Australia

The Lecture will be given at the University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW in the Small Lecture Theatre from 13:00-14:00 hrs where all IEEE members and non-members will be wellcome to attend:
Lecture Details:

An IEEE UK and Ireland Section Sponsored talk

Off-Earth Mining

Mining is central to the so-called “NewSpace” or “Space 2.0” paradigm, where activity in space is becoming more overtly commercial. Two asteroid mining companies, Deep Space Industries and Planetary Resources, are planning launches of spacecraft in the next two years. The steps to mining in space are similar to terrestrial mining: exploration, extraction, processing, distribution, but the activities in each of those steps are distinctly different. This talk looks at some of the diverse research problems involved in mining in space: at UNSW, researchers from six engineering schools (Electrical, Mining, Mechanical, Civil, Computing, and Photovoltaics) and five faculties (Engineering, Science, Law, Business, Arts) are exploring the unanswered questions in this exciting new area. This talk will explain the background to some of this work and examine some research case studies.


Brief biography for Prof. Andrew G. Dempster

Professor Andrew Dempster is Director of the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He has a BE and MEngSc from UNSW and a PhD from the University of Cambridge in efficient circuits for signal processing arithmetic. He was system engineer and project manager for the first GPS receiver developed in Australia in the late 80s and has been involved in satellite navigation ever since. His current research interests are in satellite navigation receiver design and signal processing, areas where he has six patents, and new location technologies. He is leading the development of space engineering research at ACSER.

We are happy to announce that we are sponsoring:

IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society
Distinguished Lecturer Seminar
Monday, July 1st, 2013,
Room: Northampton Suite C
City University London
4.00 pm: tea/coffee: Refractory
4.30 pm: Sensors, Automation and Robotics
By: Prof. G Sen Gupta
Massey University, New Zealand

Sensors, Automation and Robotics
In the first half of this presentation I will give a very brief overview of some of my recent research and development projects. I will highlight the importance of sensing and measurement in the world of robotics, and discuss future research and development of sensors in this area – MEMS, biological sensors etc.
In the second half I will illustrate two case studies of sensing and measurement-
RGB colour sensor based plant growth monitoring system
This presentation will detail the design of a remote controlled robotic arm which has been developed for the purpose of remote monitoring plant tissue growth in a modified clonal micro-propagation system for Crop & Food Research Limited, New Zealand. The robotic arm is equipped with a colour zoom camera and a low-cost RGB colour sensor. Plant images can be captured and stored in a database for subsequent processing. The RGB colour sensor has been calibrated against a high end spectrophotometer to monitor leaf colour.
An omni-directional hospital bed mover
An omni-directional platform has been developed to assist nurses and orderlies in a hospital to move a bed with patient. The platform can be attached to a bed at the footboard end and with the help of a joystick it can be dexterously controlled to manoeuvre the bed through confined spaces and tight corners. Sensors have been employed for accurate speed feedback and overall safety of operation.
Presenter Biography
Dr Gourab Sen Gupta received his B.E. (Electronics) degree from the University of Indore, India, in 1982, Master of Electronics Engineering (MEE) degree from the Philips International Institute, Technical University of Eindhoven, Holland, in 1984 and PhD in Computer Systems Engineering from Massey University in 2008. Since September 2002 he has been with the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology (SEAT), Massey University, New Zealand where he is an Associate Professor.
His current research interests are sensors and instrumentation for robotics, embedded systems and sensor applications for assistive living. He has published over 110 papers in various journals and conference proceedings. He has authored three books and 7 book chapters. He has been a guest editor of IEEE Sensors Journal, International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (IJISTA), and Studies in Computational Intelligence by Springer-Verlag. He has served on the organizing committee of several international conferences and as Publication Chair for I2MTC 2009 held in Singapore. He chairs the biennial conference ICARA (International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications) which is held in New Zealand and technically sponsored by IEEE I&M Society. He has been invited to deliver keynote addresses in several international forums on robotics and automation. He is a senior member of IEEE since 2005.

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Prof. B M A Rahman, Fellow OSA                                                                        Acting Head, ENCE

Professor of Photonics                                                                                           University of Westminster

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We are happy to announce that we are co-sponsoring:

The 5th International Conference on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention (ICDP – 13)

16th-17th December 2013, London, UK.

This conference follows the successful IDSS (Intelligent Distributed Surveillance Systems) events held in 2003 and 2004 and ICDP 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011, to bring together researchers, industry, end-users, law-enforcing agencies and citizens groups to share experiences and explore areas where additional research, development and better working practices are needed, identify possible collaboration and consider the societal impact of such technologies.

The 5th International Conference on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention (ICDP-13) aims to create an important networking forum in which participants can discuss the present and future of image-based technologies for crime detection and prevention.

ICDP (and its predecessor IDSS) has traditionally been a special meeting point of different disciplines (computer science, social science, engineering, management, etc.) and an opportunity for a wide range of stakeholders to discuss the many different aspects of the application of imaging technologies in this socially crucial domain.

Paper submission timetable

1 September 2013 Submission of full papers (6 pages)
25 October 2013
Notification of acceptance
11 November 2013 Submission of camera-ready papers

PORTABLE POWER MANAGEMENT – An IEEE CAS Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Franco Maloberti, University of Pavia, Italy. [Details]

LOW POWER DATA CONVERTERS – An IEEE CAS Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Franco Maloberti, University of Pavia, Italy. [Details]

Massive Scale Electronics for “Internet of Things” Applications
a lecture by Prof. Federico Alimenti of the University of Perugia
Thursday, 8th of March 2012, 12:30AM-13.30PM
University of Westminster, Copland Building, Room N1.112
Sponsored by IEEE Circuits and Systems and Instrumentation and
Measurement and Co-sponsored by Solid-State Circuits Society UK and Ireland

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