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.

Some exceptional achievements of IEEE joint NZ ComSoc chapter in recent years are highlighted below:

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

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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)

4. 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.

5. Recent Activities and Photographs

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 (see photograph below).

2018 IEEE DL-NSRG Workshop participants in Auckland

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 (School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences) and IEEE NZ North Section.

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

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

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. A wider community from within and outside of Auckland attended the event (see photograph below).

2016 IEEE DL-NSRG workshop participants

2016 IEEE DL-NSRG workshop participants in Auckland

2016 Invited talk by Associate Professor Jinsong Wu (University of Chile): Prof Jinsong Wu gave an interesting talk “Global Green Challenges Meet Information and Communication Technologies as well as Big Data” on Friday 5th August 2016.This event was jointly supported by School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences and IEEE NZ North Section.

Participants of Prof Wu's talk

2016 Participants of Prof Wu’s talk in Auckland

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 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).

2015 DL-NSRG workshop

2015 IEEE ComSoc DL-NSRG Workshop 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 Computer and Mathematical Sciences and IEEE NZ North Section.

2015 Invited talk by Luca

2015 IEEE ComSoc Invited talk participants in Auckland

2015 IEEE Workshop at the IQRA Community School:
Associate Professor Nurul Sarkar ran a workshop at the IQRA Community School (Mount Albert, Auckland) for kids on Saturday 12 December. The workshop introduced various IEEE activities to Community School kids and their parents. The idea is to give IEEE awareness to young kids who will be the future members of IEEE. The session includes a short talk, video presentation, and quizzes on IEEE. About 35 kids and parents (5 IEEE and 30 non-IEEE members) were attended the event. Organising chair A/Professor Nurul Sarkar received positive feedback from the parents indicating that the event was successful.

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2015 IEEE Workshop at Community school participants in Auckland

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 came to Auckland (Venue: AUT Tower, 2-14 Wakefield Street, Auckland CBD) and 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

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2014 IEEE ComSoc Invited Talk by Professor Krys Pawlikowski

2014 IEEE ComSoc DL/Invited talk Participants

2014 IEEE ComSoc DL/Invited Talk Participants (DL Professor Jayasumana)

2013 ComSoc DL participants

2013 ComSoc DL Participants in Auckland

2013 IEEE ComSoc-NSRG Workshop Participants

2013 IEEE ComSoc-NSRG Workshop Participants in Auckland

6. 2016 IEEE NZ Wireless Workshop: A day-long IEEE NZ Wireless Workshop was held at the Callaghan Innovation Centre (Gracefield Campus, Lower Hutt) on Friday 2 September 2016 (9 am – 5 pm). The event was very successful as far as presentations and industry-academia networking are concerned.

2016 IEEE NZ Wireless Workshop participants

2016 IEEE NZ Wireless Workshop participants in Lower Hutt, Wellington

2015 IEEE NZ Wireless Workshop: A day-long IEEE NZ Wireless Workshop was held at the University of Auckland on Friday 4 September 2015 (9 am – 5pm). The event was very successful as far as presentations and industry-academia networking are concerned.

2015 IEEE W-Workshop AK

2015 IEEE NZ Wireless Workshop Participants in Auckland

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2014 IEEE NZ Wireless Workshop Participants in Christchurch

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2012 IEEE NZ Wireless Workshop Participants in Auckland

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