October 2014

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News and Resources for Members of the IEEE Signal Processing Society

October 2014

Now IEEE SPS has built a streamlined mechanism for employers to add a job announcement by simply filling in a simple job opportunity submission Web form at the related TC section pages.

To submit job announcements for a particular Technical Committee, the submission form can be found by visiting the page below and clicking on a particular TC. A link for the form can be found in the sidebar menu of the TC pages. Jobs can also be viewed from its individual TC pages or a combined listing that includes all TC jobs.

Please refer to the following webpage for the latest updates on upcoming conferences in Signal Processing.


In this series we introduce a member of our Society by means of an interview. This month, we are happy to introduce Neil Wachowski from Colorade State University, who recently finished his PhD thesis, "Characterization of Multiple Time-Varying Transient Sources from Multivariate Data Sequences.”

The American Epilepsy Society Seizure Prediction Challenge, hosted on Kaggle.com, started on August 25, 2014, and will end on November 17, 2014. It is the second phase of the Seizure Detection and Prediction Challenge designed by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the Mayo Clinic. The first phase (ended on August 19, 2014), focusing on seizure detection, has attracted 200 teams, 241 players, and 4503 entries.

Three new Members-at-Large will take their seats on the Signal Processing Society Board of Governors beginning 1 January 2015 and will serve until 31 December 2017. Nine candidates competed for the three Member-at-Large positions. The successful candidates represent a broad spectrum of the Signal Processing Society. The Board of Governors will confirm the election results at their December Board meeting.

High beams are designed to illuminate dark roads, but may temporarily blind surrounding drivers. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed smart automotive headlights that light up the road without glaring other drivers.

IEEE Sections Congress 2014 (SC2014) was held 22-24 August 2014, at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The SC2014 theme was "Inspiring Our Leaders of Tomorrow," and attendees had opportunities to attend Breakout Sessions, Learning Labs, and Ignite Sessions. The exhibit hall had over 40 exhibitors, as well as poster sessions and special student projects on display.

The e-Membership program started as a pilot in 2011. The intent of the pilot was to test the impact of substantially reduced dues on membership recruitment and retention in countries where the per capita gross domestic product is US$15,000 or less. Data has shown that there was no significant increase on recruitment or retention during this period.

The following SPS Distinguished lectures will be held in the upcoming months

Wachowski, Neil. (Colorado State University) “Characterization of Multiple Time-Varying Transient Sources from Multivariate Data Sequences”,  Advisor: Azimi-Sadjadi, Mahmood R. (2014)


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