IEEE New Zealand North Section

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Welcome to IEEE NZ ComSoc Chapter

IEEE NZ Communications Society (ComSoc) is a joint chapter of NZ North, South and Central sections. Hope you will find this page useful. IEEE ComSoc is one of the world’s largest international society of communication engineers and scientists. The organization’s members reside in some 97 countries around the world. IEEE joint NZ ComSoc Chapter provides global opportunities for students or general members where they can network, attend a workshop or tutorial, listen to a guest lecture or present their research at a regional conference. Please refer to http://www.comsoc.org/ for more info on ComSoc.

1. Membership Development
The IEEE joint NZ North, South, and Central ComSoc Committee would like to encourage members to apply for promotion to Senior Member and Fellow. Please have a look at the IEEE Senior Member and Fellow Program for eligibility. If you know of a member who should be considered for promotion to a Fellow, or require any assistance please contact a committee member.

2. Some exceptional achievements to date:

July 2016 IEEE ComSoc News highlighted – How A ComSoc Chapter in New Zealand Plays An Active Role in Community Development Click here

3. Awards/Grants Received
2018 – IEEE ComSoc Grant of US$600 to support professional activities
2017 – IEEE ComSoc Grant of US$800 to support professional activities
2016 – IEEE ComSoc Grant of US$800 to support professional activities
2015 – IEEE ComSoc Grant of US$800 to support professional activities
2014 – IEEE R10 Grant of NZ$530 to support IEEE DL programme
2014 – IEEE ComSoc Grant of US$850 to support professional activities

2012 – Chapter Achievement Award: IEEE joint NZ North and South ComSoc Chapter has won 2012 Chapter Achievement Award for our outstanding contributions to the members of the wider community. Only 4 chapters out of 216 have been selected winners of 2012 ComSoc Chapter Achievement Awards world-wide. The award contains a plaque and honorarium of $1,000 for each recipient.

4. IEEE NZ ComSoc News on Global Communications Newsletter (see below)
• December 2017 – A Summary of IEEE ComSoc Activities in New Zealand,” in Global Communications Newsletter. pp. 1 & 4. https://www.comsoc.org/files/Publications/Magazines/gcn/pdf/GCN_2017_12.pdf
• July 2016 – “Community Development Opportunity Through IEEE ComSoc Workshops in New Zealand,” in Global Communications Newsletter, pp. 2-4. Click here
• April 2016 – “Professional Development and Networking through the IEEE DL Program and Workshops in New Zealand,” in Global Communications Newsletter, pp. 2-4. Click here
• June 2015 – “Effectiveness of ComSoc DLT Program and Workshops in New Zealand” in Global Communications Newsletter, pp. 2-3.
• January 2015 – “Professional Development Opportunity through IEEE ComSoc Workshops in New Zealand” in Global Communications Newsletter. pp. 4.
• February 2014 – “Observing IEEE Day in Conjunction with ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer Talks in New Zealand 2013” in Global Communications Newsletter, Issue 64, pp. 1-4.
• September 2013 – “Professional development opportunity through an IEEE ComSoc DL Programme to New Zealand” in Global Communications Newsletter, Volume 51, No. 9. pp.2.
• December 2012 – “Highlighted Activities from the IEEE NZ Communications Society Chapter 2012,” in Global Communications Newsletter, pp. 1-4.

5. IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Programme:. We hosted the following IEEE Distinguished Lecturers (DLs) in New Zealand.

2018: Dr R Venkatesha Prasad (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
2017: Professor Song Guo (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
2016: Professor Jalel Ben-Othman (des Universités, France)
2015: Professor Ying-Dar Lin (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)

2014:
Professor Ekram Hossain (University of Manitoba, Canada)
Professor Jaafar Elmirghani (University of Leeds, UK)
Professor Anura Jayasumana (Colorado State University, USA)


2013: A/Professor Maode Ma (Singapore)
2012: Professor Koichi Asatani (Japan)

6. IEEE ComSoc DL Programme (2018-2014)
2018 IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Programme: Dr RangaRao Venkatesha Prasad (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands) delivered his IEEE distinguished lecture at AUT on 1st November 2018. He also gave lectures in Christchurch, Wellington, and Palmerston North on 29, 30, and 31st October 2018, respectively. A wider community from within and outside of Auckland attended the event.

2018 IEEE DL-NSRG Workshop participants in Auckland

2017 IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Programme: Professor Song Guo (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) delivered his IEEE distinguished lecture at AUT on 24 July 2017. He also gave lectures in Wellington, Palmerston North, and Christchurch on 26, 27, and 28 July 2017, respectively. A wider community from within and outside of Auckland attended the event (see photograph below).

2017 IEEE DL-NSRG Workshop participants in Auckland

2016 IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Programme: Professor Jalel Ben-Othman (University of Paris 13, France) delivered his IEEE distinguished lecture at AUT on 7 June 2016. He also gave lectures in Christchurch and Wellington on 8th and 9th June 2016, respectively.

2016 IEEE DL-NSRG workshop participants

2016 IEEE DL-NSRG workshop participants in Auckland

2015 IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Programme: Professor Ying-Dar Lin (National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan), delivered his IEEE distinguished lecture at AUT University. He also gave lectures in Christchurch and Wellington on 17th and 20th August 2015, respectively. A wider community from within and outside of Auckland attended the event (see photograph below).

2014 IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Programme: Professor Ekram Hossain (University of Manitoba, Canada) was nominated by IEEE joint NZ North/South/Central communications Society (ComSoc) Chapter as DL. Professor Hossain gave three public lectures in Christchurch, Wellington, and Auckland on November 10, 11, and 13, respectively. On Thursday 13 November Prof Hossain gave a talk on some aspects of “Evolution towards 5G cellular networks”.


2014 IEEE ComSoc DL-NSRG Workshop Participants

2014 IEEE ComSoc DL-NSRG Workshop Participants in Auckland

7. IEEE Community School Workshops
2017 IEEE-IQRA Community Workshop: Associate Professor Nurul Sarkar gave a public lecture addressing students and parents at IQRA Community School (YMCA Complex, Rocket Park, Auckland) on Saturday 11 February 2017. The workshop focused on IEEE contribution in the development/standardization of Emerging technologies for humanity and to find a link between science/technology and Quran. The workshop had three main parts: Lecture on Emerging technologies, Quizzes, and discussion.

2017 IEEE-IQRA Community Workshop participants in Auckland

8. IEEE NZ Wireless Workshops
2018 IEEE NZ Wireless Workshop: A day-long IEEE NZ Wireless Workshop was held at the Auckland University of Technology on 7 September 2018. This was a premier annual event that brought together industry professionals, engineers, researchers, academics, students, start-ups and policymakers to discuss technologies and issues of interest to the wireless community in New Zealand. The workshop had overall 25 presenters from various universities and industrial partners in the country, including UoC, VUW, UoA, Massey, Waikato, Huawei, Qamcom, InternetNZ and RF Test Solutions. The day provided an ample opportunity for informal discussions and networking.

2018 IEEE NZ Wireless Workshop participants in Auckland

2017 IEEE NZ Wireless Workshop: A day-long IEEE NZ Wireless Workshop was held at the University of Canterbury (Christchurch) on 8 September 2017. The Workshop had excellent keynote speakers from local industry including Amy Oding (Vodafone), Lex Grubner (RF Test Solutions), and Hannah Glaeser (Spark). The event was very successful as far as presentations and industry-academia networking are concerned.


2017 IEEE NZ Wireless Workshop participants in Christchurch

9. IEEE ComSoc Invited Speakers
2017 Invited talk by Dr Marija Furdek (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden): Dr Furdek gave an interesting talk “Resilient design of optical backbone networks” 8 February 2017. About 20 people attended the event which was jointly supported by AUT and IEEE NZ North Section.

2016 Invited talk by Associate Professor Jianwei Huang (Chinese University of Hong Kong): Prof Huang gave an interesting talk “Crowdsourced Mobile Video Streaming” on Thursday 30 June 2016.This event was jointly supported by School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences and IEEE NZ North Section.

2016 IEEE ComSoc Invited talk by Prof Huang

2016 IEEE ComSoc Invited talk participants in Auckland

2015 Invited talk by Dr Luca Chiaraviglio (University of Rome Sapienza, Italy): Dr Chiaraviglio gave an interesting talk “From Energy-Aware Networking to Sustainable Networking” on Thursday 13 August 2015.This event was jointly supported by School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences and IEEE NZ North Section.

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