IEEE Seattle Section

April 10th, 2015

Technicial Seminer; The ABCs of Electric Vehicles (EVs) – By Dr. Eric Sortomme  6pm-6:45pm


Time:  Tuesday,   April 14th, 2015

6 pm- 6:45 pm   Technical  seminar presented by Dr. Eric Sortomme
                             The ABCs of Electric Vehicles (EVs) 

7 pm- 8:30pm    Seattle Section ExCom meetingChair; Sheree Wen

Location :   Microsoft Building 99, Room 1919, 14820 NE 36th Street, Redmond, WA 98052-6399

Please register at

Title: The ABCs of Electric Vehicles (EVs)

Presenter: Dr. Eric Sortomme, IEEE PES, Senior Power Systems Engineer, Alstom Grid

Abstract:Electric vehicles (EVs) have the potential to reduce fossil fuel consumption and increase energy independence. If their charging is managed properly, they can also be a tool for fortifying the grid and increasing the integration of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. However there are many differences in the ownership experience between a traditional internal combustion vehicle and an EV. These range from maintenance requirements and daily refueling, to road tripping and group charging with other EV owners. This presentation will focus on the various issues associated with daily EV usage and EV ownership. This information is important to consider when planning for mass EV adoption. It is also important to convey to the public so they are more informed about life with an EV.

Bio: Eric Sortomme received a B.Sc. degree (magna cum laude) in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, in 2007 and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 2011. His employment experience includes internships with Wavetronix LLC and Puget Sound Energy. He is currently a Senior Power Systems Engineer at Alstom Grid, Redmond, WA. He has authored or coauthored many technical publications. His research interests are smart grid technologies, including microgrids and vehicle-to-grid, and wind power integration. Dr. Sortomme is a co-recipient of the 2010 UW Department of Electrical Engineering Chair’s Award. He has been a member of IEEE since 2007 and has served as the Electric Vehicle Working group chair and the Seattle Chapter vice-chair



March 31st, 2015

The abstract submission dateline for GHTC15 is extended to April 14th 2015 . Please share your effort with us.     GHTC 2015 CFP Extension

* Please submit abstract online at

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   Questions ?          

Please Contact GHTC15 

Conference Chair: Joe Decuir at       

Conference Vice Chair: Sheree Wen at Swen@ieee,org      

March 18th, 2015


 Would you like to have a life time skill of building a Great Website in one day ?  Please join our valuable workshop.

 Proficient in HTML is not required.

Incredible low price, only $50

Please join us next Saturday March 28th ,  9am – 6pm

During this one day workshop, you will be powered with the precious skills of building a great website for business  and personal use.

Place ; Microsoft research  Building 99, Room 1919, 1927

14820 NE 36th Street Redmond, Washington United States 98052-6399

Please  join our Saturday night dinner , reception and networking at at Haiku  for  $45

 For workshop attendees ; Please  join optional free website consultation on building of your dream website , Sunday March 29th,  9am -12pm 

For Seattle section,  chapter and branch officers or interested members, please  feel Free to join a  free class by Ed Perkins :

Using IEEE Vtools for all your  IEEE officer  duty needs 1pm -3:30pm.


Workshop  Instructor Lance McBride, and Ed Perkins

Objectives; Build a  functional website based on WordPress. Master with Pages, photos, media and links.

   With Lance McBride : Add extra website functionalities include events, blogs, comments, social media, links, statistics, calendar, sync and ensure security.

   With  Ed perkins : Build website with business functions including membership, registration, comments, questions, shopping cart, linked with Excel or accounting data base, credit card transactions and etc.

 Takeaways; building and publishing a live and functional website by yourself and is capable of building websites for business use, master functionalities and ensure security.

Please Join us By sign up at


or Eventbrite at


Please RSVP

Sheree Wen Ph.D

Chair, 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


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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 :
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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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