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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 2nd IEEE Research Boost event to be held in Montreal on April 6, 2017. The aim of this event is to foster collaborative research projects and networking among the industry, government and academia, as well as to present some of the top candidates in their field of expertise. It is an evening event during which invited experts and leaders from the industry, government and academia, will present some of the state-of-the-art innovations in the fields of 5G, Smart Grids, Smart Cities, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, Signal, Image and Video Processing, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Circuits and Systems, and Biomedical Engineering. Two poster sessions are available to offer a great opportunity for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows to present the significance of their research to the industry and a distinguished judging panel. 

Event Subjects

  • 5G
  • Smart Grids
  • Smart Cities
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cloud Computing
  • Signal, Image and Video Processing
  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • 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: RB2017 at Eventbrite

Abstract Submission

  • Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows who are interested to participate in the poster or demo sessions should submit an abstract of length not more than 550 words for their research work. 
  • The abstract should be self-contained and discuss critically the motivation, problem statement, as well as the proposed scheme and its applications.
  • The authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit their photos and short biographies, and they will be provided with important guidelines for the poster presentations. 
  • All abstracts should be submitted through the URL of Research Boost 2017 at Microsoft conference management toolkit (CMT) website:
    https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/RB2017. 
    Steps: (1) Create New Account. (2) Logout. (3) Login by using the URL of RB2017 at CMT. (4) Select a track, and then create a new submission.
  • This chance will allow a participant to establish a research collaboration, get an internship opportunity, job offer or explore an entrepreneurship opportunity!

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: March 28, 2017 @ 23:59 hr (EDT) [Note: no extension]
  • Author notification: March 31, 2017

Organization Committee

  • Prof. Amy Pinchuk, Chair of IEEE Montreal Section - Co-sponsor and Co-organizer
  • Prof. Fabrice Labeau, Past Chair of IEEE Montreal Section and Chair of Montreal Chapter of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
  • Prof. Jean-François Boland, Directeur Département de génie électrique, ETS
  • Prof. Frederic Nabki, Professeur 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
  • Dr. Mohamed Naiel, Chair of IEEE Montreal Industry Relations Committee - Co-Organizer
  • Mr. Raphael Tana, Vice-Chair of IEEE Montreal Industry Relations Committee - Co-Organizer
  • Dr. Sonja Hiltunen, Co-Chair of Event Planner Team, IEEE Montreal IRC - Co-Organizer
  • Mr. Mostafa Darvishi, Co-Chair of Publicity Team, IEEE Montreal IRC - Co-Organizer
  • Mr. Mohammad Rizwan Khan, Co-Chair of Publicity 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


  Date and Time

  Location

  Hosts

  Registration



  • Date: 06 Apr 2017
  • Time: 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
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  • École de technologie supérieure
  • 1100 Rue Notre-Dame O
  • Montreal, 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:

    Dr. Mohamed Naiel
    Chair of IEEE Montreal Industry Relations Committee
    IEEE Montreal Section
    E-mail: m.a.naiel@ieee.org

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


  Speakers

Invited Keynote Speakers - Session 2 Invited Keynote Speakers - Session 2


Dr. Helge SeetzenGeneral Partner and CEO at TandemLaunch
Talk Title: "From Invention to Mass Market - Tips for Technology Entrepreneurs"


Bio: Helge Seetzen is a successful multi-media technology entrepreneur with deep experience in the university tech transfer space. He currently serves as the CEO of TandemLaunch – a unique venture fund that scouts, accelerates, and commercializes early-stage technologies from the world's top universities in close partnership with major Consumer Electronic brands and world-class entrepreneurs. Prior to TandemLaunch, Helge co-founded Sunnybrook Technologies and later BrightSide Technologies to commercialize display technologies developed at the University of British Columbia. BrightSide was successfully sold to Dolby Laboratories at high return to shareholders after receiving accolades such as the Best Buzz Award at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show and a "Top 100 Technologies in 2006" rank by Popular Science Magazine. At Dolby he led all cross-functional development activities for Dolby's first two consumer video products. In this capacity he built research and engineering departments in Canada and the US, and was closely involved in licensing negotiations with many major consumer electronics manufacturers.


Helge's leadership in the technology transfer, innovation and entrepreneurial space has been widely recognized through awards such as Business in Vancouver's 40 under Forty award for business accomplishment, the NSERC Innovation Challenge Award for university technology transfer, and a Special Recognition Award from the Society for Information Display for the pioneering of LED TV technology. Helge is a Fellow of the McGill Dobson Center for Entrepreneurship, board member of the Parcours Entrepreneurial Rémi-Marcoux at HEC Montreal, and frequent supporter of many other organisations encouraging entrepreneurship. As a technical leader, he served as the General Chair for Display Week, the largest technical conference on displays, as well as currently on the Executive Board of the Society for Information Display and the Research Council of MITACS. He has published over 20 journal articles, writes a regular column on venture capital innovation in the Information Display Magazine, and holds over 80 patents with an additional 50 pending US applications. Helge received a B.Sc. in physics and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary imaging technology (physics & computer science) from the University of British Columbia.




 


Mr. Francois Thibodeau, System Engineer, Centre de Gestion de la Mobilité Urbaine (CGMU), Ville de Montréal
Talk title: "Montreal Integrated Corridor Management : An useful Tool to Catalyst The Collaboration in Mobility"


Bio: Mr. Thibodeau is a graduated from Ecole de Technologie Supérieure in Montreal in 1997 in Electrical Engineering. He is now acting as a system engineer for the Innovation & Mobility section for the City of Montreal. Precisely, Mr. Thibodeau is developing the tools and architectures required to shift the traditional statistical traffic engineering into the real-time environment and enable better perturbation management on the mobility system of the Urban Mobility Management Center in Montreal called Centre de Gestion de la Mobilité Urbaine (CGMU). This center operates since the last 2 years. Mr. Thibodeau works in the transportation industry for the last 20 years. He developed expertise in several complimentary fields from product development to process management and finally, specializing into real-time management for integrated centralized control centers. He implemented most of the transit CAD/AVL in the Great Montreal area and was widely involved into the upgrade of the Montreal subway control center including safe systems. He is now specialized into real-time operation environment and working on structuring projects aligned with the next generation of mobility tools, including new sources of data and next generation vehicles.





Dr. Benoit Gosselin, Associate Professor at ECE Dept., Laval University
Talk Title: "Collaborative R&D in Biomedical Engineering: From University to Industry"


Bio: Benoit Gosselin obtained the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal in 2009, and he was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of ECE at Université Laval, where he is heading the Biomedical Microsystems Lab. His research interests include wireless microsystems for brain computer interfaces, analog/mixed-mode and RF integrated circuits for neural engineering, interface circuits of implantable sensors/actuators and point-of-care diagnostic microsystems for personalized healthcare. Dr. Gosselin is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems and he is Chair and Founder of the Quebec IEEE CAS/EMB Chapter (2015 Best New Chapter Award). He served on the committees of several int’l conferences such as IEEE ISCAS, IEEE BIOCAS, IEEE NEWCAS and IEEE EMBC/NER, and he currently serves on the committees of the IEEE MWSCAS’17 and the IEEE NEWCAS’17. His research consists of developing innovative microelectronic platforms to collect and study brain activity through advanced multimodal bioinstrumentation and actuation technology. In addition to earn several awards, such as the 2015 Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation – Master’s and the IEEE BioCAS’15 Best paper award, his contributions led to the commercialization of the first wireless electronic implant to combine optogenetics and large-scale brain monitoring capabilities within a single device, with partner Doric Lenses Inc.

Invited Keynote Speakers - Session 4 Invited Keynote Speakers - Session 4



Mr. Jacques LapointeManager, Senior Manager, Director – Systems Engineering, CISCO
Talk Title: "Smart! Connecting your Community Securely"


Bio: Mr. Lapointe has lead teams in Telecommunications for more than 25 years. After getting his Bachelor degree from Laval University in Physics Engineering in 1989, he held various management position at Bell Canada. Within these ten years, he returned to school to get his Master degree in Telecommunications from INRS-Telecommunications. After a short stay at Lucent Technologies, he joined the Cisco team in 1999, where he now holds a Senior Systems Engineering Leadership role in Canada. 





Mr. Jeremy Barnes, Chief Architect at Element AI Inc.
Talk Title: "Building Applications AI-first"


Bio: Mr. Barnes is a Montreal-based researcher and entrepreneur in the domain of artificial intelligence. He has founded several companies in AI over the last 17 years, including Datacratic and mldb.ai. He's currently the Chief Architect at Element AI, where he is responsible for building out the core artificial intelligence platform.  






Dr. Kim Khoa Nguyen, Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, ETS
Talk Title: "Virtual Edge and Smart Community Management in a University-As-A-Hub Smart City Model"


Bio: Dr. Nguyen is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Quebec’s Ecole de technologie supérieure (ETS), Montreal, Canada. He has a Ph.D. from Concordia University in Electrical and Computer Engineering. In the past, he served as CTO of Inocybe Technologies, a leading company in software-defined networking (SDN) solutions. He was the architect of the Canarie’s GreenStar Network and also involved in publishing CSA/IEEE standards for green ICT. He has worked for Alcatel Systems (now Nokia) and a nationwide operator in Asia-Pacific. His expertise includes cloud computing, big data, data center, network optimization, IoT and green ICT. He is vice-director of the Synchromedia Laboratory.

Dr. Helge Seetzen, TandemLaunch; Mr. Francois Thibodeau, Ville de Montréal; Dr. Benoit Gosselin, Laval University

Biography:

Mr. Jacques Lapointe, CISCO; Mr. Jeremy Barnes, Element AI; Dr. Kim Khoa Nguyen, ETS

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Agenda

Event Agenda

17:00 Registration opens, networking and refreshments 

17:00 Session 1: Demo and Poster Session "by Grad students and Postdoc Fellows", networking and refreshments 


18:00 Session 2: Keynote Invited Speakers 

18:00 Welcome Speech by Prof. Charles Despins, Dean of Research at ETS, Prof. Kamal Al-Haddad, Department of Electrical Engineering at ETS
Prof. Amy Pinchuk, Chair of IEEE Montreal Section, and Mr. Raphael Tana, Chair of the Montreal Chapter TEMS and Vice-Chair of IEEE Montreal Industry Relations.

18:10 Dr. Helge SeetzenGeneral Partner and CEO at TandemLaunch
Talk Title: "From Invention to Mass Market - Tips for Technology Entrepreneurs"


18:30 Mr. Francois Thibodeau, System Engineer, Centre de Gestion de la Mobilité Urbaine (CGMU), Ville de Montréal
Talk title: "Montreal Integrated Corridor Management : An useful Tool to Catalyst The Collaboration in Mobility"


18:50 Dr. Benoit Gosselin, Associate Professor at ECE Dept., Laval University
Talk Title: "Collaborative R&D in Biomedical Engineering: From University to Industry"


19:10 Session 3: Demo and Poster Session "by Grad students and Postdoc Fellows", networking and refreshments 

19:30 Session 4: Keynote Invited Speakers 

19:30 Mr. Jacques LapointeManager, Senior Manager, Director – Systems Engineering, CISCO
Talk Title: "Smart! Connecting your Community Securely"


19:50 Mr. Jeremy Barnes, Chief Architect at Element AI Inc.
Talk Title: "Building Applications AI-first"

20:10 Dr. Kim Khoa Nguyen, Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, ETS
Talk Title: "Virtual Edge and Smart Community Management in a University-As-A-Hub Smart City Model"

20:30 Session 5: Closing remarks and award ceremony


 Poster and Demo Sessions: Short bios of the participants are here. 

[1]   TRANSMISSION OF UNCOMPRESSED 4K VIDEO USING PHOTONIC BASED TERAHERTZ WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
        Kathirvel Nallappan*, Hichem Guerboukha, Chahe Nerguizian, and Maksim Skorobogatiy, Polytechnique Montreal 

[2]   SPECTRAL EFFICIENCY MAXIMIZATION OF SINGLE CELL MASSIVE MULTIUSER MIMO SYSTEMS VIA UPLINK DATA AND PILOT POWER CONTROL WITH ZF RECEIVER
       Omid Saatlou*, M. Omair Ahmad, and M.N.S. Swamy, Concordia University

[3]  COGNITIVE OPTICAL NETWORKS ENABLED BY COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES AND FILTERLESS CONCEPTS
       Stéphanie Allogba* and Christine Tremblay, École de Technologie Supérieure

[4]   RESILIENT CONTROL STRATEGIES FOR MICROGRIDS CYBER SECURITY
        Martine Chlela*, and Geza Joos, McGill University

[5]   CRYPTOCAN: AUTHENTICATION FOR FIELD BUSES
        Shabbir Hussain*, McGill University

[6]   BEHAVIOR UPDATES FOR DISTRIBUTED MOBILE SENSOR ARRAY QUORUM
        Vivek shankar Varadharajan* (1), David St-Onge (1), Carlo Pinciroli (2), and Giovanni Beltrame (1),  
       (1) Polytechnique Montreal, (2) Worcester Polytechnic Institute

[7]   MIGRATION OF LEGACY OBJECT-ORIENTED SOFTWARE TO THE CLOUD
        Manel Abdellatif* (1), Yann-gaël Géhéneuc (1), Naouel Moha (2), Hafedh Mili (2), Anas Shatnawi (2), Jean Privat (2), Ghizlane EL Boussaidi (3), and Anis Boubaker (2), 
       (1) Polytechnique Montreal, (2) Université du Québéc à Montréal, (3) Ecole de Technologie Supérieure

[8]   GRAPH SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR BIG DATA ANALYSIS
        Hamidreza Sadreazami*, Concordia University

[9]   THERMAL SIMULATION FOR LIQUID COOLING 3D INTEGRATED CIRCUIT
        Amira Aouina*, Polytechnique Montreal

[10]   USER PERFORMANCE IN INTERACTIVE MEDICAL IMAGE SEGMENTATION
        Houssem-Eddine Gueziri*, Michael McGuffin, and Catherine Laporte, École de Technologie Supérieure

[11] SLEEP RESPIRATORY EFFORT MONITORING USING UNOBTRUSIVE PRESSURE SENSOR MATTRESS
        Georges Matar*, Jean-marc Lina, and Georges Kaddoum, École de Technologie Supérieure



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