IEEE Orlando Section Monthly

Vol. 55, No. 11 - December 2021


Advancing Technology for Humanity

IEEE Orlando Section Monthly - Vol. 55, No. 11 - December 2021

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2021 IEEE Orlando Section Christmas Meeting

Keynote Speaker: Roger Azevedo, Ph.D.

Topic: "Use of Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality to enhance Telemedicine/Telehealth."

Bio: Dr. Azevedo is a Professor in the School of Modeling Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida. He is also an affiliated faculty in the Departments of Computer Science and Internal Medicine at the University of Central Florida and the lead scientist for the Learning Sciences Faculty Cluster Initiative. He received his PhD in Educational Psychology from McGill University and completed his postdoctoral training in Cognitive Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. His main research area includes examining the role of cognitive, metacognitive, affective, and motivational self-regulatory processes during learning with advanced learning technologies (e.g., intelligent tutoring systems, hypermedia, multimedia, simulations, serious games, immersive virtual learning environments). More specifically, his overarching research goal is to understand the complex interactions between humans and intelligent learning systems by using interdisciplinary methods to measure cognitive, metacognitive, emotional, motivational, and social processes and their impact on learning, performance, and transfer. To accomplish this goal, he conducts laboratory, classroom, and in-situ (e.g., medical simulator) studies and collects multi-channel data to develop models of human-computer interaction; examines the nature of temporally unfolding self- and other-regulatory processes (e.g., human-human and human-artificial agents); and designs intelligent learning and training systems to detect, track, model, and foster learners, teachers, and trainers’ self-regulatory processes. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, and refereed conference proceedings in the areas of educational, learning, cognitive, educational, and computational sciences. He was the former editor of the Metacognition and Learning journal and serves on the editorial board of several top-tiered learning and cognitive sciences journals (e.g., Applied Cognitive Psychology, International Journal of AI in Education, Educational Psychology Review, European Journal of Psychological Assessment). His research is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Institute of Education Sciences (IES), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Social Sciences and the Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Natural and Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada Research Chairs (CRC), Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI), European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) and the Jacobs Foundation. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the recipient of the prestigious Early Faculty Career Award from the National Science Foundation.

Date: Monday, December 13th, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Place: Historic Dubsdread Florida Room, 549 W Par St, Orlando, FL 32804

Cost: Attendance is free to all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members.

RSVP: Pierce Mooney at

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IEEE SoutheastCon 2023 - Conference Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm

Contact: Joe Juisai at for the meeting URL and RSVP

Join WebEx Meeting:
Meeting ID: 130 759 3803
Passcode: NbsvKEQA447

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IEEE Orlando Section Congratulates Our New Senior Members!

The IEEE Orlando Section congratulates our new Senior Members:

  • Gerald Haddock
  • Vahraz Zamani
  • For details on how to apply for IEEE Senior Member grade and view the review panel meeting dates, visit the IEEE Senior Member homepage.

    For Senior Member inquiries, contact:

    Helpful Senior Member web links:

  • Senior Member Update
  • Senior Member Application
  • FAQ's: Senior Member Application, Nomination, and Reference Form
  • IEEE Membership Pins
  • Senior Member Nomination Event Guide
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    IEEE Photonics establishment of a 'Student Task Force'

    The IEEE Photonics Society is establishing a 'Student Task Force,' that will be led by the Society's Associate Vice President for Student Membership. The society is currently recruiting student leaders, i.e. AAS, undergraduate and graduate students, who are interested in volunteering and serving as strategic leaders. The Task Force will be responsible for driving student programs and recruitment initiatives in support of the Society's goal of delivering valuable member experiences and benefits globally. Orlando Section student members interested in being a Strategic Leader with the ‘Student Task Force’ with the IEEE Photonics Society are encouraged to apply to join this team and enhance their leadership experience and networking connections! Follow the link to apply.

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    Call for Volunteers for Chapter Officers and Committee Officers

    The Orlando Section is currently seeking volunteers for Chapter Officers and Committee Officers. Interested individuals should e-mail the Section Chair Varadraj Gurupur at to schedule an information session and interview.

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    IEEE Member Discounts

    IEEE members can save on insurance and a variety of products and services (where available) as a perk of IEEE membership. Discover what IEEE Member Discounts can offer you.

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