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IEEE Orlando Section Monthly
Welcome to the IEEE Orlando Section web site.
Established in 1959 and serving over 1,400 members in
Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Sumter counties


Vol. XLV No. 5
May 2012

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  • Oct 8-10: 2012 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC 2012), Orlando, FL
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IEEE Orlando Section Executive Committee Meeting
Date: Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Time: 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Social and Refreshments 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. ExCom Meeting
Tentative Agenda: TBA
Place: Orlando Business Development Center, District 2 (affiliated with the UCF and the S.B.A.) at 3218 East Colonial Drive, Suite #G, Orlando, FL 32802
Directions: In Herndon Plaza just east of Maguire Blvd.  This is the shopping center across Colonial Drive from Fashion Square.  It is on the west end of the building around to the South-West corner from the HH Gregg entrance.
Cost: Free to all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members.
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Contact: Mike Orlovsky 410.979.0476 (Cell)
Website: www.ieee.org/orlando

 

IEEE Orlando AESS Distinguished Lecturer
Date: Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
Time: 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Social and Refreshments 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Lecture and Discussions
Topic: Particle flow for nonlinear filters” by Fred Daum, AESS Distinguished Lecturer.
Abstract: “We have invented a new nonlinear filter theory that is roughly ten orders of magnitude faster than standard particle filters for the same accuracy. Moreover, our filter beats the extended Kalman filter accuracy by several orders of magnitude for difficult nonlinear problems. This theory can be applied to essentially any estimation or decision problem, including: tracking, guidance and navigation, control, robotics, Bayesian decisions, predicting the weather and the stock market. We show many numerical results for various nonlinearities, with both stable and unstable plants, varying process noise, measurement noise, initial uncertainty of the state vector, and dimension of the state vector from d = 1 to 30. Our theory uses particle flow (like physics) to compute Bayes’ rule, rather than a pointwise multiply. We do not use resampling of particles or proposal densities or importance sampling or any Markov chain Monte Carlo method. But rather, we design the particle flow with the solution of a linear first order highly underdetermined PDE, like the Gauss divergence law in electromagnetics. The talk explains what a particle filter is, and why engineers like particle filters, but we also explain the curse of dimensionality. We explain particle degeneracy and how we solve it with a simple cartoon. This talk is for normal engineers who do not have nonlinear filters for breakfast.”
Place: Orlando Business Development Center, District 2 (affiliated with the UCF and the S.B.A.) at 3218 East Colonial Drive, Suite #G, Orlando, FL 32802
Directions: In Herndon Plaza just east of Maguire Blvd.  This is the shopping center across Colonial Drive from Fashion Square.  It is on the west end of the building around to the South-West corner from the HH Gregg entrance.
Cost: Free to all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members.
RSVP: IEEE Orlando Section ExCom Members: Register Here  
Others:
Register Here
Contact: Mike Orlovsky 410.979.0476 (Cell)
Website: www.ieee.org/orlando

 

News from Women in EECS
Friday, March 16th, Women in EECS at UCF, ACM at UCF, Valencia Robotics Society, Valencia College Department of Architecture, Engineering, and Technology, and Orlando Section of IEEE debuted Robots ROCK (Reaching Out to Creative Kids), an EECS Youth Out-reach program, at Tildenville Elementary School. Eleven volunteers engaged with 80 Fifth Graders in a robot racing exercise followed by a Question and Answer session about technology education. Every child had the opportunity to interact with a pre-assembled LeTry robot in a relay race. The teams then graphed their performance on a chart. Many of these children had never had interaction with robots before, and most of them were interested in Math and Technology as future careers. Check out our website for pictures of the event, to request us to come to an elementary school, and to volunteer for future events!
www.robotsrock.org
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Women in EECS
University of Central Florida
womeneecs.ucf@gmail.com

 

IEEE Orlando Section Congratulates our New Senior Members!
The IEEE Orlando Section congratulates our new Senior Members!:
  • Joe Natharoj Juisai
    Abhijit Mahalanobis
    Gita Sukthankar
For details on how to apply for IEEE Senior Member grade and view the 2012
review panel meeting dates, visit the IEEE Senior Member homepage:
http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/senior/index.html.
For Senior Member inquiries, contact   senior-member@ieee.org.

Helpful Senior Member web links:
Senior Member Update
Senior Member Application
Senior Member Reference Form

Senior Member Nomination Event Guide

 

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The bags have been donated to the IEEE Orlando Section by the Chair of the AUTOTESTCON 2010 Conference. As such, they are available only through the IEEE Orlando Section at the deeply discounted price of $15.00, payable in cash or by check to the IEEE Orlando Section. 

To purchase these bags or for additional information please contact Dr. William (Bill) Hortos, 

 

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