IEEE Seattle Section

February 27th, 2015
Recent Advances in Deep Learning at Microsoft: A Selected Overview
Time:     March 10, 2015 , 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Where:  Microsoft research Building 99 Room 1919
               14820 Northeast 36th Street
               Redmond, WA 98052

Presenter: Dr. Li Deng, IEEE Fellow, Manager, Microsoft Research
Seattle Section March EXCOM
Time:     March 10, 2015, 7:00pm – 8:30 pm
Where:  same place
Chair :  Dr. Sheree Wen
For more information  please go to events or register here

January 28th, 2015

The IEEE Seattle Section EXCOM Meeting and Technical Seminar


Time:  Tuesday,  February 10th, 2015

            6 pm- 6:45 pm   Technical  seminar presented by Joe Decuir

                Internet of Things: Support IP Smart Objects over Bluetooth Smart

            7 pm- 8:30pm    Seattle Section ExCom meeting, Chair; Sheree Wen

 Location :   Microsoft Building 99, Room 1919, 14820 NE 36th Street,

                      Redmond, WA 98052-6399


Map  location


Please register here at IEEE Vtool




January 8th, 2015

Chair :  Dr.  Sheree Wen

Vice Chair :  Dr.  Zhengyou Zhang

Secretary : Dr. Leon Turner

Treasure:  Mr. Nicklas  Havens

January 6th, 2015

Please join our  IEEE Seattle first 2015 Executive  committee  meeting

Place;   Room 3800,  Microsoft, Bldg. 99 , 14820 NE 36th Street
Redmond, WA 98052-6399

Time ;   6:30pm  , Tuesday, January 13th 2015

Open to all IEEE members ,  all is welcome.

Please RSVP to   Seattle Section Chair, Sheree Wen, Ph.D  at

Agenda ;

1, Welcome

2. Introduce New Officers and committee chairs serving  Seattle Sections , Technical  Chapters and Student Branches

3.  2015  IEEE Seattle section Strategic Plan, Goal  and member aspirations.

4. To celebrate  Microsoft 40th Anniversary, UNESCO 70th anniversary, and IEEE Seattle 111th anniversary,

  a  CTO Summit series is proposed .  The CTO summit series will include  industrial focused events with  keynote speakers and panel discussions by world distinguished  technical leaders.   The events will provide attendees with valuable insights on the state of art technologies in demand and visions for the future.   The event will be jointly sponsored by IEEE Seattle,  technical societies, corporations  and organizations.

5.  2015 budget

6.  Technical chapters,  student branches and committee report  on plans and  activities

7,   Up coming major conferences in Seattle

2015 14th International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2015)

2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

2015 IEEE 20th Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS)

and more .

5.  Volunteers sign up

Please let us jointly to make IEEE Seattle vibrant and exciting.





January 6th, 2015

 Antennas and Calibration – Meeting Announcement Jan 12 2015 IEEE Seattle EMC/MTT/AP

Joint Chapter Meeting Announcement

Introduction to Antenna Calibration Methods:

An overview of new antenna developments, related standards, calibration and what you need to know for efficient and compliant EMC testing

Date:            Monday, January 12, 2015  

Time:            1:00 pm – 1:45 pm    Complimentary lunch

                                                 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm        Presentation, including Q & A

Speaker:      Doug Kramer, Lab Manager – Wireless, EMC and Calibration,  

                           ETS-Lindgren, Cedar Park, Texas

  Location:      The Boeing Company (See Map Attached) 7701 14th Ave South Bldg. 2-122 Seattle, WA 98108

RSVP:           Email or call Seattle EMC Chapter Vice-chair Janet O’Neil   by January 8

: Phone 425-868-2558, Email


Presentation Abstract:  This presentation will provide an overview on antenna calibration, what it means to calibrate an antenna and why you should care.  The set of operations for an antenna calibration that establish the relationship between values of quantities indicated by a measuring instrument and a reference standard will be explained.   Essential concepts will be reviewed, such as metrology, verification, validation, and accreditation.  Case studies will be provided on these concepts to provide practical examples of the concepts as applicable in the real-world.  Finally, traceability and measurement uncertainty will be discussed according to standards such as ANSI C63.5, SAE ERP 958, IEEE 291, and CISPR 16-1-6.  The presentation will conclude with a review of new antenna developments, including tips on which antenna to use for what measurement application, trade-offs in evaluating different antennas, and the new “balance test” for biconilog antennas.

Speaker Bio:  Doug Kramer is the Manager of the Calibration/EMC/Wireless Labs for ETS-Lindgren in Cedar Park, Texas.  He has over 12 years of experience in managing a commercial test laboratory and providing test solutions to a variety of customers.  He holds BSEE and MSEE degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is the outgoing Chair of TC1 of the IEEE EMC Society.  Doug supports the technical staff at ETS-Lindgren, many of whom are active contributors to the leading wireless industry organizations, including the WiMAX Forum®, CTIA – The Wireless Association®, 3GPP, and the Wi-Fi Alliance®.  Prior to joining ETS-Lindgren, Doug was the General Manager for the Nebraska Center for Excellence in Electronics (NCEE), the only full service EMC, environmental and safety product testing facility in Nebraska.  He is a contract Senior Assessor to ISO/IEC 17025 and is an iNARTE certified EMC Engineer, a member of the CISPR B working group and Vice Chair of the ANSI C63.5 working group.

 Antennas and Calibration – Meeting Announcement Jan 12 2015

November 30th, 2014


Req #: 111880
Job Location: UW Bothell
Posting Date: 11/24/2014
Closing Info: Closes On   12/10/2014
Salary: $3000 – $4012
Union Position: Yes
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November 29th, 2014

LOCATION : Haiku Sushi & Seafood Buffet

ADDRESS: 7548 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA

DATE : Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Time: FROM 6:00 PM TO 9:30 PM (PST)

EVENT Tickets Cost $10/person :
Click here to buy

Event Highlights
Speech by Dr, Bishnu Atal
20th Century Landmark winner, IEEE fellow , Laureate of Franklin Institute.
The encoders he invented made wireless communication possible and is in every mobile phones, devices and network devices.

Northwest area and Region 6 award winners. 2014.

Introduce new IEEE fellow , Joe, Decur
Introduce the IEEE PES scholarship awards winners .

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November 14th, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Nelson Ueng of T-Mobile

Topic: LTE-Advanced Features

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm on Dec. 4, 2014

Place: Bellevue City Hall, Room 1E-120, 450 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Registration: Click Here

This talk will cover a number of the LTE-Advanced features that that are most relevant to spectral-efficiency enhancement. The scope of applicability is LTE Radio Access Network. Most of the features to be covered in the talk have already been standardized in 3GPP Rel-10, 11, and 12. The talk will also cover some features that are to be or likely to be standardized in 3GPP Rel-13. These features include MIMO, Carrier Aggregation, eICIC, CoMP, HetNet, Small Cell, LAA, and CA Enhancement.

Nelson Ueng has 20+ years of working experience in wireless communications. Dr. Ueng joined T-Mobile in 2001. During his time with T-Mobile, Dr. Ueng has helped the company to advance its networks through various technologies – from GSM, UMTS, HSPA to LTE and LTE-A. Dr. Ueng is currently a Principal Engineer at T-Mobile. Before joining T-Mobile, Dr. Ueng was with the mobile network department at Lucent Technologies Taiwan from 1997 to 2001. Before Lucent Technologies, Mr. Ueng had 8 years of experience in a Phased Array Radar system. Dr. Ueng had studied at University of Colorado at Boulder from 1992 to 1996, where he earned Ph.D. & M.S. degrees from the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Before that, Dr. Ueng studied at National Tsing-Hua University in Taiwan, where he earned M.S. & B.S. degrees in Nuclear Engineering in 1984 and 1982, respectively.

September 29th, 2014

Job Title:
Transmission & Distribution Engineer, Professional or Principal
Closing Date/Time:
Thu. 10/23/14 5:00 PM Pacific Time
$81,827.20 – $116,688.00 Annually
Job Type:
Tacoma, Washington

Link to Job Details and Application

September 29th, 2014

The Seattle IEEE section is delighted To announce the Following IEEE Seattle members as recipients of the 2014 IEEE NW area awards.
2014 Outstanding Leadership and Public services Award:                                                Dr. Harry Shum , IEEE Fellow,
Executive Vice President , Microsoft.

Outstanding Engineer:                                                                                                                      Dr. Li Deng , IEEE Fellow, Microsoft.
Editor in Chief , IEEE Signal processing Magazine ,
Editor in Chief , IEEE Transactions, Audio, speech and language processing.

Outstanding Educator:                                                                                                            Professor Mohamed El Sharkawi,  IEEE Fellow ,                                                                          University of Washington.

Best Chapter: Power Energy Society Chapter
Best Large Student Branch : University of Washington .
Best small Student Branch : Digipen.
Recipients Bibliographies