ED/IM/SSC Chapter of the Republic of Macedonia


2016 ACTIVITY REPORT

INVITED LECTURES


1. 21.09.2016, 12:00 "Applications of the (so-called) Fujisaki Model of Tone, Accent and Intonation, to Phonetics, Phonology, and Speech Technology" to students at Multimedia Summer School, FEEIT, Skopje, Macedonia, 
2. 26.09.2016, 12:00 "Problems and Prospects of Spoken Language Processing", at IEEE meeting, FEEIT, Skopje, Macedonia, 

Lectures were delivered by Prof. Emeritus 

Hiroya Fujisaki, IEEE Life member, Distinguished Lecturer (16-17) of the ISCA

Brief Biography

Born: October 18, 1930.

Education and Professional Career: BS, MS, PhD from University of Tokyo; Fulbright Scholar at MIT ('58 -'61), Guest Researcher at KTH ('60) Joined the Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo ('62), Full Professor at EE Dept. ('73 - '91), serving twice as Chairman, Also Professor of Speech Science, Graduate School of Medicine ('74 -'77) and Lecturer, Dept. of Linguistics, Graduate School of Humanities ('64-'91)
Prof. Emeritus, University of Tokyo ('91- present); Professor, Tokyo University of Science ('91- '06)
Visiting Professorship: U. Texas, Austin, U.S.('80); KTH, Stockholm, Sweden ('81), U. Goettingen, Germany ('81),.Nanjing University, Nanjing, China ('85-'86), University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China ('87-'91). 

Project Leader, the Japanese National Project on Advanced Human-Machine Interface Through Spoken Language ('87-'91)
Project Leader, the Japanese 'Research-for-the-Future' Project on Human-Machine Spoken Dialogue Systems ('96-'00)
General Chairman, IEEE-ASJ International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP-86) ('86)
ASJ-Chairman, the Second Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of Japan ('88)
Founder and Chairman, the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP) ('90)
Member, the Permanent Council for the Organization of ICPhS ('79 - '07)
Life Member, the Permanent Council for the Organization of ICSLP ('92-present)
Member, ISCA Board ('00-'07), Life Member, International Advisory Council ('04- ) Distinguished Lecturer (16-17) of ISCA

President, the MIT Association of Japan ('82 - '90)
President, the Boston Association of Japan ('97 -'99)
Vice President, the Japan-China Science and Technology Exchange Association ('03 - present)

2015 ACTIVITY REPORT
Distinguished Lectures
23.09.2015


1. 
11.00 h: Bio-inspired Polarization Imaging making the invisible visible
 


  Dr. Jan Van der Spiegel,   Professor of Electrical and Systems Eng,
                              University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA

Abstract
: 

Bio-inspired Polarization Imaging making the invisible visible Dr. Jan Van der Spiegel Abstract The talk will discuss our recent work on CMOS vision sensors for polarization imaging. We will review briefly the concepts of polarization and how it is used by various species in nature to enhance their vision or to aid with navigation and communication. Inspired by the biology we have used polarization for a variety of applications to detect features that are hard to see or even invisible to the human eye.Motivated by the potential advantages of polarization imaging, we have developed a novel CMOS imager that combines the pixel array with micropolarizers. The talk will discuss our recent work on CMOS vision sensors for polarization imaging. We will review briefly the concepts of polarization and how it is used by various species in nature to enhance their vison to aid with navigation and communication. Inspired by the biology we have used polarization for a variety of applications to detect features that are hard to see or even invisible to the human eye Motivated by the potential advantages of polarization imaging, we have developed a novel CMOS imager that combines the pixel array with micropolarizers.


                 

Jan Van der Spiegel DL, Skopje, Sept. 23                            Jan Van der Spiegel receiving certificate of
                                                                                                 appreciation from Goce L. Arsov



2
.
   13.00 h: More Moore and More than Moore working on 3D

 

   Dr. Simon Deleonibus, Chief Scientist/
                             Directeur Scientifique,
CEA, LETI, France


Abstract:
Linear scaling CMOS has encountered many hurdles which request new process modules, driven mainly by the maximization of energy efficiency. Fabrication at the sub 10nm node level will request Intrinsic Variability approaching to zero. The rapid growth of mobile, multifunctional and autonomous systems is hardly demanding to reach Zero Power consumption. The solutions to integrate Thin Film based devices, architectures and systems in order to face these challenges are described.

                

Simon Deleonibus DL, Skopje, September,23d                 Simon Deleonibus receiving certificate of
                                                                                              appreciation from Goce L. Arsov


   
                    Simon Deleonibus (second from the right) Jan Van der Spiegel (third from the right)             
       and Chapter Volunteers, after the lectures on Sep.23d



2015 CHAPTER MEETINGS
1. 19.02.2015 - Joint Chapter EDS/IMS/SSCS of IEEE Macedonian Section annual meeting was held.
      The chapter chair presented the annual report.

  2. 
Meeting Date: 09/25/2015, Category: Technical
        Title of Paper 1: An FPGA Debugging tool for high speed multi-channel data converter add-on boards
        Speaker:  Vladica Sark
        Title of Paper 2: Integrated circuit failure mechanisms and the impacts of technology downscaling          Speaker:  Aleksandar Simevski

   3. 
Meeting Date: 09/26/2015, Category: Technical
        Title of Paper: PHY-LAYER LIMITATIONS OF DISTANCE MEASUREMENTS USING ROUND
                                     TRIP TIME OF FLIGHT (RTTOF)
       Speaker:  Eckhard Grass


2014 ACTIVITY REPORT

At the beginning of 2014 the election for new chapter chair (term 2014-2015) has been conducted using vtools. The new elected chapter chair is Goce Arsov



2014 CHAPTER MEETINGS

1. 13.02.2014 - Joint Chapter EDS/IMS/SSCS of IEEE Macedonian Section annual meeting was held.
    The chapter chair presented the annual report. The election of the new Chapter Chair was approved
.
2013 ACTIVITY REPORT


In 2013 the chapter organized three technical and one non-technical meeting. The Chapter has also sponsored two technical conferences held in Ohrid, Macedonia

 


CHAPTER MEETINGS


1. Meeting Date: 09/23/2013, Category: Technical
    Title of Paper: Improving the metrological performances in digital systems based on time-to-digital
                         conversion

    Speaker:  Zivko Kokolanski
 

2. Meeting Date: 12/20/2013, Category: Technical

    Title of Paper: World Growing Energy Needs - Role of Nuclear Energy: Human Resources
                            Planning Needs

    Speaker: Nikola Popov

(The lecture is a brief review on human resources planing needs concerning the role of nuclear energy in solving the world growing energy needs.)

3. Meeting Date: 12/27/2013, Category: Technical
     Title of Paper: Recent advances within the Computational Electronics Group at ASU
     Speaker: Prof. Dragica Vasileska

         (The lecture is a brief review on Recent advances within the Computational Electronics Group at ASU)

TECHNICAL CONFERENCES SPONSORED BY THE CHAPTER

     1. ICEST 2013 - XLVIII International Scientific Conference on Information, Communication and
         Energy Systems and Technologies (ICEST 2013) - Ohrid, Macedonia, 26 - 29 June 2013

    2.  ETAI 2013 - XI International Conference ETAI 2013 - Ohrid, Macedonia, 26-28.IX.2013