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Saturday, November 10, 2012
Indianapolis Marriott East
7202 East 21st Street
Indianapolis, IN
The Central Indiana Section IEEE, along with Region 4, will be sponsoring a one day technical workshop on Saturday, November 10, 2012. The purpose of the workshop is to offer IEEE members and non-members an opportunity to gain knowledge in the fields of computers, communications, power electronics and signal processing.
Each participant will receive an
8GB USB Flash Drive with Speaker Notes
Due to Hurricane Sandy, many IEEE services including E-Notice, Email and VTools, have been intermittent or unavailable. Therefore, the early registration fee has been extended through 11/07/12. The registration page has been moved to here as well. Please bring payment with you on Saturday.

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7:00 - 8:00Registration
8:00 - 8:20Opening
8:20 - 9:10Agile Software Development in an Evolving Business Environment
Hector Escobar II
9:10 - 10:00Mythbusting Scientific Knowledge Transfer with
Dr. Gerhard Klimeck
10:00 - 10:30Break
10:30 - 11:20Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Dr. Maryam Saeedifard
11:20 - 12:10Power Electronics in Renewable Energy Applications
Dr. Philip Krein
12:10 - 1:10Lunch
1:10 - 2:00Security Challenges in Vehicular Cloud Communication
Dr. Gongjun Yan
2:00 - 2:50Ubiquitous Differential-Serial Digital Communications
Dr. Jianjian Song
2:50 - 3:20Break
3:20 - 4:10"Hey!! What's That in Your Pocket?" The Mobile Device: Past, Present, and Future
Edward J. Delp
4:10 - 5:00Low-computation shape descriptors for smart phone applications
Prof. Mimi Boutin


Computer Society:
Agile Software Development in an
Evolving Business Environment
Hector Escobar II, CTO of FitzMark
Today's economic climate has produced leaner and more agile businesses that are more receptive to making the necessary adjustments needed to remain relevant. This shift in business practices has trickled down to technology departments everywhere.
Agile development has become the new normal for programmers, which has translated into increased frequency of releases and shorter development cycles. Project managers have had to build stronger relationships with all applicable stakeholders involved. Customer feedback has never been more important; it has led to the rise of many companies who have applied it and the demise of those who have not.
As agile development becomes more prevalent new execution plans need to be designed that adjust to the scale and objectives of each project. In this session we will go over some examples and relevance of agile project development in today's programming environment.
Hector Escobar II is currently the Director of Technology for FitzMark, with 7 years of experience implementing development strategies for a wide variety of clients spanning the healthcare, insurance, and transportation sectors. He has experience implementing functional and cost effective software solutions designed to improve efficiencies in highly transactional environments. He lives in Zionsville Indiana with his wife and two dogs. Interests include working with entrepreneurs and deep sea fishing.
Mythbusting Scientific Knowledge Transfer with
Dr. Gerhard Klimeck
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University is an Internet-based research infrastructure based at Purdue University. nanoHUB is revolutionizing how research moves into the engineering classroom with newly published tools entering classrooms at multiple institutions within weeks or months rather than years.
Typically, research innovations take about 3.8 years to enter the engineering curricula through textbooks; however, tools deployed on nanoHUB diffuse into the curricula in a median time of 174 days. Sustained, vertically integrated work in education research will point to approaches for narrowing the gap still further between how experts and practicing professionals use simulation tools for exploring problems and how novices use these tools when learning topics related to nanoscale science and engineering.
Dr. Gerhard Klimeck serves as Director of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology and as a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He has worked in both R&D roles as well as holding roles in management covering Nanoelectronic Device Modeling and Design for industry (Texas Instruments), national laboratories (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology), and academia. His present focus concerns the development and guidance of a community service website serving tens of thousands of users with online simulation, seminars, and tutorials:
Power Electronics Society:
Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Dr. Maryam Saeedifard, ECE, Purdue University
Maryam Saeedifard (S'04-M'08-SM'11) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, in 2008. Prior to joining Purdue University, she was a visiting research associate with the Power Electronic Systems Group, ABB Corporate Research Center, Dattwil-Baden, Switzerland. Since January 2010, she has been an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Her research interests include power electronics, applications of power electronics in power systems, and vehicle electrification.
Dr. Saeedifard was the recipient of an Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship of Government of Canada in 2008, the Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award of the IEEE Power Electronics Society in 2010, the Seed for Success Award (for Excellence in Research), from Purdue's Office of Vice President for Research in 2011 and 2012.
Dr. Saeedifard is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Sustainable Energy and the IEEE Trans. on Power Delivery.
Power Electronics in
Renewable Energy Applications
Dr. Philip Krein, ECE University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Philip T. Krein received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering and the A.B. degree in economics and business from Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana. He was an engineer with Tektronix in Beaverton, Oregon, then returned to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At present, he holds the Grainger Chair in Electric Machinery and Electromechanics as Professor and Director of the Grainger Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics. His research interests address all aspects of power electronics, machines, drives, and electrical energy, with emphasis on nonlinear control and distributed systems. He published an undergraduate textbook, Elements of Power Electronics (Oxford University Press, 1998). In 2001, he helped initiate the International Future Energy Challenge, a major student competition involving fuel cell power conversion and energy efficiency. He holds twenty U.S. patents with additional patents pending. In 2003, he received the IEEE William E. Newell Award in Power Electronics. He is a past President of the IEEE Power Electronics Society, and served as a member of the IEEE Board of Directors. In 2005-2007, he was a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Power Electronics Society. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of SolarBridge Technologies, a developer of long-life integrated solar energy systems.
Communications Society:
Security Challenges in Vehicular Cloud Communication
Dr. Gongjun Yan, Assistant Professor
Indiana University
In a series of recent papers, Professor Olariu and his co-workers have promoted the vision of Vehicular Clouds (VCs), a non-trivial extension, along several dimensions, of conventional cloud computing. In a VC, the under-utilized vehicular resources including computing power, storage and Internet connectivity can be shared between drivers or rented out over the Internet to various customers.
Dr. Gongjun Yan received his Ph.D . in Computer Science from Old Dominion University in 2010. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Indiana University and has been working on the issues surrounding Intelligent Transportation, Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks, Sensor Networks and Wireless Communication. His main research areas include intelligent vehicles, security, privacy, routing, and healthcare. In years, Dr. Yan applies mathematical analysis to model behavior of complex systems and integrates existing techniques to provide comprehensive solutions. He had more than 50 publications including journal/conference papers, book chapters, and patents.
Ubiquitous Differential-Serial Digital Communications
Dr. Jianjian Song
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Serial digital communication is to send data one bit at a time through two wires, i.e., a pair of wires. Both single-end and differential signaling methods are used to transmit one bit information electronically. Differential signaling is to use the current or voltage differential on a pair of wires to transmit information. Differential-serial communication is the most popular method of new serial communication protocols for both system level communications such as USB and Zigbee, or chip level communication such as CAN. Advances in integrated circuit and printed circuit technologies have made differential serial communications inexpensive.
This talk will demonstrate a number of modern serial communication schemes such as CAN, USB, I2C.
Jianjian Song (M'88, S'07) received his B.S. degree in radio engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China in 1982, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1985 and 1991. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1999 as associate professor and he has been full professor since 2010. From 1991 to 1999, he worked for the Institute of High Performance Computing of the National University of Singapore as research scientist and division manager. His teaching and research interests include electromagnetic compatibility, high-speed digital system design, microcontroller-based system design, embedded and real-time systems, electronics design automation, and algorithms and architecture for parallel and cluster computing.
Signal Processing Society:
"Hey!! What's That in Your Pocket?"
The Mobile Device: Past, Present, and Future
Edward J. Delp
Video and Image Processing Laboratory
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
West Lafayette, Indiana
This talk will describe a view of the future using mobile connected devices/telephones. It is obvious that in the very near future your mobile device may be your principal, if not only, way to communicate. I will describe new applications that will include the use of context-based information. A simple example of this is geo-location and other information relating to how a user is "using" the mobile device. I will also describe other applications including language translation, health care delivery, and the use of on-board sensors. The use of the imaging sensor (i.e. the camera) for non-imaging applications will be described. This talk will describe my view of where this mobile future is going and how it will be "good" for users but I will also address problems of privacy. One could envision a mobile device that would spy on its users.
Edward J. Delp was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received the B.S.E.E. (cum laude) and M.S. degrees from the University of Cincinnati, and the Ph.D. degree from Purdue University. In May 2002 he received an Honorary Doctor of Technology from the Tampere University of Technology in Tampere, Finland.
From 1980-1984, Dr. Delp was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since August 1984, he has been with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
From 2002-2008 he was a chaired professor and held the title The Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering. In 2008 he was named a Distinguished Professor and is currently The Charles William Harrison Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering.
In 2007 he received a Distinguished Professor appointment from the Academy of Finland as part of the Finland Distinguished Professor Program (FiDiPro). This appointment is at the Tampere International Center for Signal Processing at the Tampere University of Technology.
His research interests include image and video compression, multimedia security, medical imaging, multimedia systems, communication and information theory.
Dr. Delp has also consulted for various companies and government agencies in the areas of signal, image, and video processing, pattern recognition, and secure communications. He has published and presented more than 450 papers.
Dr. Delp is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the SPIE, a Fellow of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), and a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. In 2004 he received the Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society for his work in image and video compression and multimedia security. In 2008 Dr. Delp received the Society Award from IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS). This is the highest award given by SPS and it cited his work in multimedia security and image and video compression. In 2009 he received the Purdue College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Award for Research.
In 1990 he received the Honeywell Award and in 1992 the D. D. Ewing Award, both for excellence in teaching. In 2001 Dr. Delp received the Raymond C. Bowman Award for fostering education in imaging science from the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T). In 2004 he received the Wilfred Hesselberth Award for Teaching Excellence. In 2000 Dr. Delp was selected a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and in 2002 and 2006 he was awarded Nokia Fellowships. From 2008-2010 he has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Nokia Research Centers Media Laboratory.
Low-computation shape descriptors
for smart phone applications
Prof. Mimi Boutin Purdue University
Mireille Boutin was born in Canada in the province of Quebec. She received the B.Sc. degree in Physics-Mathematics from the University de Montreal, and the Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis under the direction of Peter Olver. After a post-doctorate with David Mumford and David Cooper at Brown University, followed by a post-doctorate with Stefan Muller at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig, Germany), she joined Purdue's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is now an Associate Professor with tenure, and holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Mathematics. She is an editor of the journal "Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing", published by Springer. She is the instigator of "Project Rhea" a student-driven Purdue-wide collective learning project. She is the co-founder (with Kathryn Leonard) of the Rose Whelan Society, an organization for women graduate students and post-doctorate in mathematics/applied mathematics at Brown University. She is the recipient of the Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Faculty Award (Fall 2007) and the Wilfred "Duke" Hesselberth Award for Teaching Excellence (2008). She is a member of IEEE, SPIE, the AMS and FoCM. Her current research interests include image and video processing, object recognition, automatic text translation, portable device applications and computational mathematics.

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