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2010 Activities and Events

January

14 SG WIE Committee Meeting #1

July

13 Technical Talk : Prof. Weihua Zhuang, University of Waterloo, Canada

21 SG WIE AG Committee meeting #6

24 Singapore Council of Women's Organization Thank you Brunch

February

2 SG WIE Committee Meeting #2

August  
March

24 SG WIE Committee Meeting #3

07 International Woman’s Day Day Barbecue and Fundraiser

 

September

11 Mid Autumn Festival Fort Canning Park Walk cum Picnic

April

06 Visit to Singapore Council of Women's Organizations (SCWO)

08 SG WIE Committee Meeting #4

October

19 SG WIE AG Committee meeting #7

May

4 SG WIE Committee Meeting #5

18 Social Activity : Trivia Night at Harry's@Fusionopolis

November  
June

16 Social Talk : Super Moms In Engineering-Juggling family life and spearing ahead in your career

  • Speaker 1: Jennifer Teong, Director of Manufacturing, Silicon Laboratories

  • Speaker 2: Professor Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, Director of Institute of Media Innovation (IMI), Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

December

9 SG WIE AG Committee meeting #8

18 Social Activity : Goodbye 2010 WIE Commitee Hello 2011 Party at Cuba Libre, Clarke Quay.

Technical Talks

Date/Time July 13, 2010 14:30-16:00
Title Cooperative Communications - A Cross-Layer Protocol Design Perspective
Speaker Prof. Weihua Zhuang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada
Abstract Cooperative communication has been proposed recently as an effective way to mitigate channel impairments in wireless networks. With cooperation, single-antenna mobile terminals in a multi-user environment share antennas from other mobiles to generate a virtual multiple antenna system that achieves more reliable communication with a diversity gain. In this talk, we discuss two fundamental issues of cooperative communications in distributed wireless networks, namely when to cooperate and whom to cooperate with. We focus on medium access control (MAC) protocol design with beneficial node cooperation. With a practical constraint that only a limited number of transmission rates can be supported by the physical layer, we explore a concept of cooperation region in order to identify beneficial cooperative transmissions. To increase long-term network throughput, we propose an optimal grouping strategy for efficient helper node selection and investigate optimal helper placement. Analytical and simulation results will be presented to demonstrate the performance of the proposed MAC protocol and the effectiveness of optimal helper placement. Some insights of the tradeoff between multi-user diversity gain at the physical layer and the helper contention overhead at the MAC layer will also be presented.
Biography Weihua Zhuang received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Dalian Maritime University, China, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of New Brunswick, Canada, all in electrical engineering. Since October 1993, she has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, where she is a Professor. Since May 2010, she has been a Tier I (Senior) Canada Research Chair in wireless communication networks. Her current research focuses on resource allocation and quality-of-service provisioning in wireless networks. Dr. Zhuang is a co-recipient of the Best Paper Awards from IEEE WCNC 2007 and 2010, IEEE ICC 2007, and the International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness (QShine) 2007 and 2008. She received the Outstanding Performance Award in 2005, 2006, and 2008 from the University of Waterloo for outstanding achievements in teaching, research, and service, and the Premier's Research Excellence Award in 2001 from the Ontario Government for demonstrated excellence of scientific and academic contributions. Dr. Zhuang is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. She is a Fellow of IEEE and an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer.
Venue Franklin Meeting Room, Institute for Infocomm Research, 11th Level Connexis South, 1 Fusionopolis Way, Singapore 138632

http://www.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/Contact_Us.html

Organizers Technically Sponsored by Institute for Infocomm Research, IEEE Communications Singapore Chapter, IEEE Vehicular Technology Singapore Chapter, IEEE MTT Singapore Chapter & IEEE WIE Singapore Chapter.
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Social Talks

Date/Time June 16th, 2010 18:30-20:00
Title Super Moms In Engineering: Juggling family life and spearing ahead in your career
Description The IEEE Singapore Women-In-Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group has the pleasure to invite you to attend a panel session where two speakers from different cultural background will share with the audience some nuggets of their wisdom and experiences as super moms in engineering, by beginning with how they achieve a fine work/life balance, and describing how they manage a family whilst in the pinnacle of their career.

Speaker 1: Jennifer Teong, Director of Manufacturing, Silicon Laboratories.

Ms. Teong is with Silicon Laboratories as the Director of Manufacturing since Nov 2008. Prior to joining Silicon Laboratories, Ms Teong was with Chartered Semiconductor (now known as Global Foundries) as their Senior QRA Director. Within Chartered, she headed different functions like Lithography process engineering, process integration, customer engineering, eBusiness, QRA, etc. She was also part of the pioneer team that set up the first wafer fab (Fab 1 in Science Park). Ms Teong holds a bachelor’s degree (1st Class Honors) in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in microelectronics from National University of Singapore. She also holds several US patents in wafer processing and in software workflow. She is married and has 3 children aged 18, 16 and 13 years old. The eldest is her JC2 year with Raffles Institution and the two boys are in year 4 & 1 respectively in ACS Independent‘s IB program.

Speaker 2: Professor Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, Director of Institute of Media Innovation (IMI), Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Prof. Nadia Thalmann has pioneered research into virtual humans over the last 30 years. She has started her carrier as an assistant Professor at the University Laval in Quebec and then as associate and full Professor at the University of Montreal in Canada. During that time, she has participated to the creation of many new methods for modeling virtual humans (body shape, deformations and animation) that have been published in top conferences and journals. She has produced several films, among them the film Rendez-vous in Montreal featuring Marilyn and Humphrey meeting in a café. This film has received several awards and recognitions and was shown at the Modern Art Museum in Canada. Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann received also a grant award by the Art Council in Canada to pursue her research on Arts and new film production. She was nominated by the Grand Montreal Woman of the year for her outstanding achievement in Arts and Science in 1987. Since 1989, she is Professor at the University of Geneva where she founded the interdisciplinary multimedia research group MIRALab. During these years, she has participated to more than 50 European Research Projects and is presently the coordinator of several European Research Projects, among them, the European Center of Excellence INTERMEDIA and the European Center of Excellence 3D ANATOMICAL HUMANS. She is Editor-in-Chief or associate editor of several international journals, as the Visual Computer Journal published by Springer Verlag, the journal of Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds published by Wiley, and the journal of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. For her scientific and artistic work, she has received several awards, among them the election at the Swiss Academy of Technical sciences, the nomination as a computer pioneer in the hall of fame at the Computer Museum of Padeborn in Germany. Together with her PhD students, she has published more than 500 papers on virtual humans and virtual worlds in various conferences and journals including SIGGRAPH. She has directed many interactive virtual reality shows, to name a few, the Terra Cotta Soldiers, Cyberdance, High Fashion in Equations, a film that was selected at the electronic theater at SIGGRAPH 2007. She has been invited to give more than 350 keynotes speeches in various institutions and organizations around the planet, and has given lecture to more global attendance as the World Economic Forum in Davos. She has been Vice- Rector at the University of Geneva from 2003-2006 and she has received in 2009 a Dr Honoris Causa from the Leibniz University of Hanover. She is presently Director of the Institute for Media Innovation (IMI) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is married and has three daughters in their early and late 20’s.

Participation is free of charge.

For catering purposes please REGISTER at the link below before Monday June 14th, 6pm

Venue I2R, Fusionopolis, Connexis South Tower, Level 11, Room Franklin, 1 Fusionopolis Way, Singapore 138632
Organizers IEEE Singapore Women In Engineering Affinity Group
Sponsors IEEE Singapore Women In Engineering Affinity Group
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Date/Time March 7th, 2010 16:00-20:00
Title International Women’s Day Barbecue and SCWO Fundraiser
Description Enjoy a relaxing late afternoon BBQ at the serene Labrador Nature Reserve while contributing to the Singapore Council of Women’s Organizations STAR Shelter for battered women. Donations collected during this event will go towards the purchase of bed sheets for the STAR shelter, for more information visit http://scwo.org.sg/wp/?page_id=93.
Venue Labrador Park, BBQ Pit #5- Siloso Battery
Organizers IEEE Singapore Women In Engineering Affinity Group
Sponsors IEEE Singapore Women In Engineering Affinity Group
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Date/Time May 18th, 2010 19:30-21:30
Title Trivia Night in Harry's@Fusionopolis
Description Trivia night will be hosted by Theo in Harry’s@Fusionopolis. Individuals or groups of no more than 6 people are allowed to participate in the quizzes of 4 rounds consisting of 10 questions each. Quiz questions include topics in history, literature, music, movies, science, etc. The number of correct answers is given at the end of each round and the team with the maximum total score after the 4th round is announced the winning team. Please register before Monday May 17th, 2010.
Venue Harry’s Bar @ Fusionopolis, 1 Fusionopolis Way, #01-01/02 Connexis, Singapore 138632
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