IEEE Seattle Section

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.

November 8th, 2014

The Contest
The IEEE DIY Project is a contest that challenges participants to showcase the great engineering / tech projects they have built. It was established with the intention of inspiring students to get involved in the types of projects that provide valuable hands-on experience, encourage complex problem solving, and grow the technical skills that increase their competitiveness in the job market.

Today’s younger generations will become the innovative engineers of tomorrow tasked with advancing science and technology. It is our goal with IEEE DIY to encourage these individuals to go out and build something, so they can develop the skills necessary for meeting the demands of our future.
Click for Link to Contest
o (1) $500 Amazon gift card to the grand prize winner
o (3) $50 Amazon gift cards to random monthly winners.

Contest Start Date: November 5, 2014
Contest End Date: March 6, 2015

In the end, it’s not about winning an awesome prize. It’s about gaining valuable experiences that last a lifetime and driving the passion to create something that will help make the world a better place.

Students can submit any types of projects they have built as long as they weren’t created for a company and they did not receive compensation to develop it. These can be final year projects, student/class projects, or things that they have created during their personal time. Although the project must be tech/engineering related, there are no restrictions on the type they can be. Whether it’s robotics, hardware, software, apps, wearables, gaming devices, etc., we want to see it. All participants should review the contest rules prior to submitting their entries.
• Projects can be something they have created in the past or something they are currently working on. The project does not need to be complete, however there needs to be proof that the project has been initiated (pictures, concepts, designs, plans, etc.)
• Students can submit as many unique submissions as they like
• If a project was created by multiple students, we highly suggest that each team member submit an entry to increase their chances of winning
• The grand prize winner(s) will be interviewed and featured on various IEEE platforms

• Although the primary target audience is engineering students, entries can be submitted by anyone
We believe this is a great opportunity for your section to showcase the great work they’ve done and gain exposure on IEEE’s participating digital platforms. We greatly appreciate any support you can provide in spreading awareness of our efforts as we hope to engage as many individuals as possible. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks for your time!

November 5th, 2014

UWEE Professional Master’s Program Info Session

Monday, November 17th, 2014, 6-7PM

Electrical Engineering Building, Room 303


Please RSVP at:


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

July 30th, 2014

Course: Energy Systems (EENG 350)

Eastern Washington University (Seattle Satellite Campus)

Department of Engineering and Design (Electrical Engineering Program)

9600 College Way North, Seattle, WA 98103

Job Description

Eastern Washington University’s Electrical Engineering Satellite Program in Seattle is looking for an Adjunct Faculty to teach an Energy Systems course during the Fall Quarter of 2014.
The Qualified candidate will have:
- A Masters or PhD in Electrical Engineering or related field.
-Be comfortable teaching Senior Electrical Engineering students.

-Course introduces students to different energy sources, and covers topics on methods of electric energy conversion, transformers, and electric machines.

-Instructor is expected to lead laboratory sessions, handling high voltage equipment using state-of-the-art Lab Volt equipment

Please send a CV and a statement of teaching to of call 206-934-4548 with any questions regarding this opportunity.

June 8th, 2014

IEEE Seattle section heard the shocking news of campus shooting at Seattle Pacific University. We extend our sympathy, prayer and support to the entire Seattle pacific Community. Our Condolences and prayers go to Victims, their families and their friends.
Our webmaster of IEEE Seattle Pacific University student branch , Jon Meis tackled the 26-year-old gunman Aaron Ybarra, who was not a student, and hitting him with pepper spray while he was reloading a shotgun. Ybarra had already injured several victims, one of whom died. Jon Meis put the alleged gunman in a chokehold and held him on the ground until police arrived.
We are proud of our heroic member, Jon Meis. All of us, members of IEEE , we pledge to be leaders to bring peace to our community and the world.
Dr. Sheree Wen
Chair, IEEE Seattle section



April 20th, 2014
Here are a few photos from our IEEE branch’s field trip to the Spark Museum last Saturday.  Nine of us drove up to Bellingham for the day and got to see a wide array of electrical devices.  It was great to see many of the first electrical inventions that paved the way for the EE degree that we are working toward today.
The CEO of the museum, John Jenkins, gave us a tour and showed us his private collection of books that he keeps locked away.  They contained some of the first recorded electrical experiments and formulas like Ohm’s Law!I would highly recommend stopping by if you are ever in the area!.
Scott Moser
Electrical Engineering | Class of 2014 | Seattle University
Program Committee Chair | IEEE

Spark Museum Visit

Spark Museum Visit


Seattle University Student branch

Ohms Law SM1

February 16th, 2014

On 3rd Thursdays of each month, OEC hold joint meetings with the Seattle Marine Technology and Hydrographic Societies

Web site :
Next meeting: 20 February 2014 ,
Location: Benjamin Hall Hall, Pacific Ave, (Behind North Lake Tavern)
Rm 408, Ocean Sciences Bldg, University of Washington.

Time: 6 PM for Social, 7 PM Dinner and Talk.
Speaker: Dana Manalang, APL-UW
Topic: “RSN”, Tour of Ben hall labs

February 16th, 2014

Date : Wednesday February 26th, 2014
Time : 5:30PM
Location : Alston Grid in Redmond Washington
Speaker : Mani Venkata
Presentation Topic: “Advances in Distribution Automation and Real-Time Operations for Emerging Distribution Systems.”