IEEE Orlando Section Monthly

Vol. 57, No. 9 - September 2023


Advancing Technology for Humanity

IEEE Orlando Section Monthly - Vol. 57, No. 9 - September 2023

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IEEE Orlando Section Executive Committee Meeting

Topic: "Current Cyber Threats, Commonly Exploited Vulnerabilities, FBI Disruption Efforts, etc."

Speaker: SA Justin Crenshaw

Bio: SA Justin Crenshaw entered the FBI as a special agent in 2004. He’s served as a counterintelligence agent in Portland Oregon, Miami Florida, and Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters. Since 2013, SA Crenshaw has supervised multiple programs at the FBI Orlando field office: Counterintelligence, Violent Crime, and Violent Crime Against Children. In 2019, SA Crenshaw was promoted to Assistant Section Chief for the Information Management Division, Records and Information Management Section, in Winchester, Virginia. In 2021, SA Crenshaw returned to Orlando to supervise a newly formed Cyber squad. SA Crenshaw also serves as an Intelligence Officer in the Navy Reserves. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Florida Atlantic University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in business and management from the University of Maryland.

Date: Tuesday, September 19th, 2023

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Valencia West Campus in Room 11-106

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

RSVP: Kimberly Fullenkamp,


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IEEE Orlando Section Call for Nominations 2024

The IEEE Orlando Section Nominations Committee is currently seeking qualified candidates to be considered for positions on the 2024 Section Executive Committee during the annual election.

Nominations are now being accepted for the positions of:

  • Section Chair
  • Section Vice Chair
  • Section Secretary
  • Section Treasurer
The term of service is one year beginning on January 01, 2024, and ending on December 31, 2024. See the IEEE Bylaws and IEEE Orlando Section Operating Procedures for more information regarding candidate requirements and position descriptions. Interested individuals should e-mail the Nominations Committee to schedule an information session and interview. For additional information please e-mail Jorge Medina at

Nominations Committee:

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IEEE Orlando Section Chapters Congress

The IEEE Orlando Section is organizing a Section Chapters Congress on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at the Valencia (West) Campus in Orlando, FL between 8.00 AM to 2.00 PM. We would encourage the section members to participate in this event and help us make it successful. The registration for this event will be up in the month of August. All attendees will be served breakfast and lunch. For more information on this event please contact the Section Chair, Varadraj Gurupur ( or the Vice Chair, Masood Ejaz (

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IEEE Fellow, Dr. David Flinchbaugh to be inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

IEEE Fellow, David Flinchbaugh is among the world-class inventors who have been selected as 2023 Inductees to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.

CEO of Technology Applications International, and CTO of Advanced Medical Innovations, Dr. Flinchbaugh is a trained nuclear physicist, health physicist and prolific inventor across a number of scientific sectors. Among his leading inventions are: a) the UroCycler® which has been clinically proven to reduce 91% of fatal catheter-associated urinary tract infections; b) ROSA, the world’s first Nuclear Service Robot—a complex, high-tech robotic system for the maintenance, decontamination, and refueling of nuclear reactor electric power generation facilities; and c) the first imaging laser radar system (as CEO and founder of Laser Optical Corp); among other breakthrough innovations. Flinchbaugh holds 11 U.S. patents and founded four Florida companies. He is a Fellow of IEEE, Laser Institute of America, Optica (formerly the Optical Society of America), and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He also received the Medical Excellence Award, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Award, and the DaVinci Award.

The 2023 Inductees constitute the ninth class to be inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. They collectively hold more than 1,100 U.S. patents and come from across industry, academia, and government. Since its founding in 2013, the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame has inducted 68 inventors, who collectively hold nearly 5,100 U.S. patents.

The Florida Inventors Hall of Fame honors and celebrates inventors whose achievements have advanced the quality of life for Floridians, the state of Florida and the nation.

Inductees are selected annually through a nomination process open to all inventors (living or deceased) with a connection to the state of Florida. The nominations are reviewed by a Selection Committee made up of distinguished experts in relevant fields of innovation.

The 2023 class of distinguished inventors will be formally inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame at the 10th Anniversary Induction Ceremony and Gala on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023 at the Tampa Marriott Water Street in Downtown Tampa.

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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

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