We are pleased to welcome you to the 77th Annual General Meeting of the IEEE Ottawa Section on November 26, 2021. Due to public health concerns, this meeting will be virtual and the link to the virtual meeting will be provided to the registered IEEE members and invited guests through email a few days prior to the event. Registration is free.

This annual event provides an opportunity for recognizing and honoring outstanding individuals and groups within the IEEE Ottawa Section, local industry and organizations, and hearing from academia and industry leaders through keynote speeches. The first 30 minutes of the AGM is the business meeting to vote on the 2022 section budget and to elect the section executives for 2022.
To vote at the AGM one has to be an IEEE member (Graduate Student level or higher) in good standing. IEEE membership number is required for the registration. Bylaws governing the election can be found at ARTICLE V – Nomination and Election of Officers posted on the section website.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 26 Nov 2021
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
  • All times are America/Toronto
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  • Ottawa
  • Canada


  • Starts 24 October 2021 08:30 PM
  • Ends 26 November 2021 05:55 PM
  • All times are America/Toronto
  • No Admission Charge


Paul G. Kry

Paul G. Kry of McGill University


Artistic Aerial Robots

Robots have become a vehicle for exploring ideas in the production of creative artifacts such as drawings and paintings. At the core of many of these endeavors are important technical challenges and computational problems that require a scientific approach to designing and evaluating these robot systems.  This talk will focus on two aerial robot applications that use CrazyFlie quadrotor robots.  I will describe a method for creating stippled prints and the various challenges such as stipple placement, path planning, ink modeling, and control adjustments in tethered and untethered flight. I will also present trajectory generation alternatives for creating single-stroke light paintings where we reduce the cost of a minimum snap piecewise polynomial flight trajectory passing through a set of waypoints by displacing those waypoints towards or away from the camera while preserving their projected position.  Inspired by Picasso and other artists, our light painting results involve a variety of one-stroke animal illustrations and other creative examples with human participation.


Paul G. Kry is an associate professor at McGill University in the School of Computer Science where he heads the Computer Animation and Interaction Capture Laboratory.  He received his B.Math. in computer science with electrical engineering electives from the University of Waterloo, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of British Columbia.  He is the specialized conference chair for ACM SIGGRAPH, and is the president of the Canadian Human Computer Communications Society, the organization which sponsors the annual Graphics Interface conference.


  • Welcome Remarks
  • Review Agenda
  • Acceptance of the Minutes from the 2020 AGM
  • Budget for 2022
  • Elections for the 2022 IEEE Ottawa Section Executive:
  • Keynote
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Closing