The Fourth IEEE Research Boost | "Give your research an industrial edge"

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Event Description

IEEE Montreal Section, IEEE Montreal Industry Relations, and Montreal Chapters of IEEE ComSoc and IEEE CAS invite you to participate in the 4th IEEE Research Boost event to be held at École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), Montreal on April 18, 2018. The purpose of this event is to bring the latest research knowledge from universities, companies, start-ups and organizations of Montreal to the community. It is an evening event during which invited experts and leaders will present some of the state-of-the-art innovations in their field of expertise. A special career session will be included in the program to allow participating start-ups and corporations to explore potential hire or collaboration with the academic attendees. The subjects of this event are Artificial Intelligence, 5G, Smart Grids, Smart Cities, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, Signal, Image and Video Processing, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Circuits and Systems, and Biomedical Engineering.

Event Subjects

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • 5G
  • Smart Grids
  • Smart Cities
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cloud Computing
  • Signal, Image and Video Processing
  • Circuits and Systems
  • Biomedical Engineering

Registration

Registration is free but the number of places is limited. To reserve your seat, please follow the instructions here: Event Page at Eventbrite

Career Session

Companies/Organizations can reserve spots at the Career Session for free, just to reserve a spot please fill out and submit the request form here.  

List of Participated Companies

Organization Committee

  • Prof. Amy Pinchuk, Chair of IEEE Montreal Section - Co-sponsor and Co-organizer
  • Prof. Jean-François Boland, Directeur Département de génie électrique, ETS
  • Prof. Anader Benyamin-Seeyar, Chair of Montreal Chapter of IEEE Communications Society - Co-sponsor
  • Prof. M. Omair Ahmad, Chair of Montreal Chapter of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society - Co-sponsor
  • Mr. Raphael Tana, Vice-Chair of IEEE Montreal Industry Relations Committee, Co-Organizer
  • Dr. Mohamed Naiel, Chair of IEEE Montreal Industry Relations Committee, Co-Organizer
  • Dr. Hamidreza Sadreazami, Co-Chair of Event Planner Team, IEEE Montreal IRC, Co-Organizer
  • Dr. Jalal Habibi, Co-Chair of Event Planner Team, IEEE Montreal IRC, Co-Organizer
  • Mr. Mostafa Darvishi, Co-Chair of Publicity Team, IEEE Montreal IRC, Co-Organizer
  • Dr. Mohammad Rizwan Khan, Co-Chair of Publicity Team, IEEE Montreal IRC, Co-Organizer
  • Mr. Steve Alphonse Siani,  Co-Chair of Webmasters Team, IEEE Montreal IRC, Co-Organizer
  • Mr. Mahmoud Kamel,  Co-Chair of Webmasters Team, IEEE Montreal IRC, Co-Organizer
  • Ms. Razieh Hassanshahi, Co-Chair of Event Coordinator Team, IEEE Montreal IRC, Co-Organizer
  • Mr. Omid Saatlou, Co-Chair of Event Coordinator Team, IEEE Montreal IRC, Co-Organizer
  • Dr. Daniel Obi, Member of Event Coordinator Team, IEEE Montreal IRC, Co-Organizer
  • Mr. Farzam Mohammadi, Member of Event Coordinator Team, IEEE Montreal IRC, Co-Organizer
  • Ms. Rubana Priti, Member of Event Coordinator Team, IEEE Montreal IRC, Co-Organizer


  Date and Time

  Location

  Contact

  Registration


  • École de technologie supérieure
  • 1100 Rue Notre-Dame O
  • Montreal, Quebec, Quebec
  • Canada H3C 1K3
  • Building: Building A
  • Room Number: Salle des Pas Perdus/Auditorium A-1600

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  • For additional information, please contact: Mr. Raphael Tana, Vice-Chair of IEEE Montreal Industry Relations Committee, IEEE Montreal Section E-mail: rtana@fonex.com

  • Co-sponsored by IEEE Montreal Section and IEEE Montreal Industry Relations


  Speakers

Invited Keynote Speakers

Invited Keynote Speakers

 

Prof. Alain Tapp, Full-professor, MILA, DIRO, Université de Montréal
Talk Title: "The huge potential impact of the current AI technology"

Bio: Alain Tapp received his Ph.D. 1999 and later became professor in the computer science department the Université de Montréal. Alain is a multidisciplinary researcher who has published in physics, mathematics and computer science. He is now passionate about the scientific and philosophical aspects of artificial intelligence. Recently he has been appointed associate member of the prestigious Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithm.
 


Prof. Gregory Dudek, Professor and James McGill Chair, McGill University School of Computer Science
Talk Title: "Building robots that learn to work with, and work for, human supervisors"

Bio: Gregory Dudek studies robotics and intelligent systems. He is a Professor with the McGill School of Computer Science, a member of the McGill Research Centre for Intelligent Machines (CIM) and an Associate member of the Dept. of Electrical Engineering at McGill University. He is the founder and the director of the McGill Mobile Robotics Laboratory. He was the Director of the McGill School of Computer Science between 2008-2016 and is also the former Director of McGill’s Research Center for Intelligent Machines. Since 2012, Prof. Dudek has lead the NSERC Canadian Field Robotics Network (NCFRN) as its Scientific Director, leading the network initiatives with 8 renowned Canadian universities as well as 10 industrial partners and 3 government agencies. He has co-authored over 250 research papers on subjects including: visual object description and recognition, navigation and map construction in robotics, distributed system design and biological perception. In 2008 he was made James McGill Chair. In 2010 he was awarded the Fessenden Professorship in Science Innovation and in the same year he also received the Award for Research Excellence and Service to the Research Community, from the Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society (CIPPRS). He has chaired and been otherwise involved in numerous national and international conferences and professional activities and is the general chair of the upcoming IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), to be held in Montreal in 2019.

Prof. Liam Paull, Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal
Talk Title: "Where are the robots? The challenges of deploying robots in the real world"

Bio: Liam Paull is an assistant professor in DIRO at the Université de Montréal affiliated with MILA. He is interested in autonomous vehicles, SLAM, probabilistic inference and deep learning for robotics. He is also the-creator of the Duckietown project. Previously, he was a research scientist in the Distributed Robotics Lab where he led the CSAIL/Toyota Autonomous Car Project. Previously to that he was a Postdoc in the Marine Robotics Group at CSAIL. He completed his PhD in 2013 at the University of New Brunswick. 

Prof. Frederic Nabki, Associate Professor, École de technologie supérieure | SPARK Microsystems inc.
Talk Title: "Three personal stories on how start-ups are bringing university research to market, and closing the gap between innovation, research and commercialization"

Bio: Frederic Nabki received the B.Eng. degree (Hons.) in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 2003 and 2010, respectively. In 2008, he joined the Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, where he was an Associate Professor in microelectronics engineering. In 2016, he joined the École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal, a constituent of the University of Quebec, as an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering. He holds eight issued patents and ten pending patent applications related to MEMS, ICs, and CMOS/MEMS monolithic integration. Through his research projects, Prof. Nabki introduced the first SiC surface micromachining technology enabling above-IC resonators and transducers, a disruptive ultra-wideband wireless transceiver technology, and unique monolithic laterally movable MEMS with integrated SiN waveguides for optical communication systems. These innovations are currently being commercialized by MEMS Vision inc., stemming from his Ph.D., SPARK Microsystems inc., which he co-founded, and Aeponyx inc., with which he collaborates through R&D efforts.

 

Dr. Shoukry I. Shams, Senior R&D Engineer at Scientific Microwave Corporation
Talk Title: "The alignment between the academic research and the industry: Feasibility and impact"

Bio: Shoukry I. Shams received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electronics and communications engineering from Cairo University, Egypt, in 2004 and 2009, respectively. He received the PhD degree in electrical and computer engineering from Concordia University, Montréal, Canada in 2016. He received the Faculty Certificate of Honor in 1999, The Distinction with Honor in 2004 from Cairo University. He received the Concordia University Recruitment Award in 2012 and Concordia University Accelerator Award in 2016. He received the Electrical and Computer Engineering Doctor of Philosophy Convocation Award in 2017.  Dr. Shams is currently working as a senior R&D engineer in Scientific Microwave Corporation (SMC). Meanwhile, he is nominated as an adjunct professor in ECE Department, Concordia University since June 2017. His research interests include microwave reciprocal/nonreciprocal design and analysis, high power microwave subsystems, antenna design and material measurement.





Agenda

Event Agenda

17:00 Registration opens

17:00 Session 1: Career session, networking and refreshments

18:00 Session 2: Keynote Invited Speakers

18:00 Welcome Speech

18:10 Prof. Liam Paull, Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal
Talk Title: "Where are the robots? The challenges of deploying robots in the real world"

18:30 Prof. Gregory Dudek, Professor, McGill University
Talk Title: "Building robots that learn to work with, and work for, human supervisors"

18:50 Prof. Alain Tapp, Professor, Université de Montréal
Talk Title: "The huge potential impact of the current AI technology"

19:10 Session 3: Career session, networking and refreshments

19:40 Session 4: Keynote Invited Speakers

19:40 Prof. Frederic Nabki, Associate Professor, École de Technologie Supérieure | SPARK Microsystems inc.
Talk Title: "Three personal stories on how start-ups are bringing university research to market, and closing the gap between innovation, research and commercialization"

20:00 Dr. Shoukry I. Shams, Senior R&D Engineer at Scientific Microwave Corporation
Talk Title: "The alignment between the academic research and the industry: Feasibility and impact"

20:20 Closing remarks



Directions for ETS and its parking are available at this link: https://en.etsmtl.ca/en/Overview/Contact-Us
The visitor parking is located in building B.