SEE DESCRIPTION FOR CORRECT URL FOR THIS EVENT Joint R1/R2 ExCom & Joint Board of Governors Meetings

301 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19406

THIS EVENT IS INVALID BECAUSE IT IS A DUPLICATE EVENT of June 2-4, 2023: Second Joint R1/R2 ExCom & Joint Board of Governors Meetings 2 June SPC & ExCom 3 June: R1/R2 BoG Meetings & Assy; Joint Dinner 4 June: Joint R1/R2 BoG Meeting The Alloy (DoubleTree by Hilton) Valley Forge, King of Prussia, PA ***CANCELED*** 301 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19406

2023 Joint Region 1 / Region 2 Board and ExCom Meetings

The Alloy, a DoubleTree by Hilton , 301 W. Dekalb Pike , King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19406

R1/R2 Joint BoG/Committee Spring Meeting. Detailed Agenda to follow. IMPORTANT NOTES: This is an invite only event due to capacity/budget. Ensure you register for 1) this event including companion registrations for dinners (as applicable) 2) the hotel (link provided in your invite) and 3) Saturday companion program (as desired) link to that is: R1/R2 Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) is Friday at 1-4PM R1/R2 Excom only meeting begins Friday at 5PM For all other committee and external leaders/staff, the meeting begins on Saturday morning with breakfast. (If you are unsure how to register, please contact the meeting planner: [email protected]) Agenda: Full Agenda TBD R1/R2 SPC should plan on arriving in time for Friday June 2 meeting beginning at 1pm (may stay Thursday night if needed due to travel timelines) R1/R2 Excom should plan on arriving in time for Friday June 2 meeting beginning at 5pm (may stay Thursday night if needed due to travel timelines) . R1/R2 Excom Partners/Spouses may attend the Friday dinner (Cost for guests: $25) All section chairs (or their designee) and other committee and invited guests should plan on arriving Friday afternoon/evening for the full committee meeting to begin Saturday morning and ending NLT 1pm Sunday. R1/R2 Partners/Spouses may attend the Saturday dinner (Cost for guests: $25) There will be an optional partner/spouse sightseeing program for Saturday (details above) All R1/R2 expense reports will be submitted through IEEE Concur Travel Expense reporting system through your respective region. The Alloy, a DoubleTree by Hilton , 301 W. Dekalb Pike , King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19406

Companion Event at 2023 Joint R1/R2 Board and ExCom Meetings

The Alloy, a DoubleTree by Hilton , 301 W. Dekalb Pike , King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19406

We welcome spouses and partners to a day of activities on Saturday during the joint meetings: Agenda: IEEE Region 1 & 2 Companion Program Saturday June 3, 2023 Price per person: $75 Breakfast at Hotel (on your own) 8:30 AM: Depart from Hotel Lobby ( 301 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406 9 AM to 11:30 PM: ( (guided tour) - 400 N Outer Line Dr, King of Prussia, PA 19406 (*) - One of the Park’s seasoned guides will ride along with our group and provide interpretation at each tour stop, including Muhlenberg’s brigade (reconstructed soldiers’ huts), the National Memorial Arch, Washington’s Headquarters, the Grand Parade ground, and more. 11:45 PM to 1 PM: Lunch at ( - 1164 Valley Forge Road Wayne, PA 19087 (*) - Martha Washington Lunch which includes soft drinks, iced tea, coffee, hot tea, soup, salad, and pre-selection of one of three (3) different sandwiches. 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM: ( - One American Treasure Way, Oaks, PA (*) - 45-minute guided tram ride of the largest part of the museum (1:30 or 2:30) 5:00 PM: Return to Hotel * NOTE Regions 1 & 2 will cover the cost of transportation… Other Possible ideas for your stay: - ( - ( - ( - ( - ( - ( The Alloy, a DoubleTree by Hilton , 301 W. Dekalb Pike , King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19406

Negotiating Your Professional Services Agreement (IEEE-USA Livestream Webinar)


Negotiating Your Professional Services Agreement: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly In this free webinar, we will discuss the importance of a well-drafted professional services agreement. We will talk about some of the critical risk management provisions that should be addressed in all professional services agreements and discuss ways to deal with poorly drafted provisions proposed by clients. - Discuss the importance of contract negotiations and insight that may be gained from the process; - Identify important contract provisions that are frequently the subject of difficult negotiations; - Consider the risk management implications associated with poorly worded provisions and ways to modify the language; and - Learn about the potential advantages associated with favorably-drafted provisions. This series is being presented in partnership with the ( Co-sponsored by: IEEE Member Discounts Program Speaker(s): Colleen M. Palmer, Esq. Beazley Group, Agenda: IEEE-USA's free webinars/events are designed to help you find your next job, maintain your career, negotiate an appropriate salary, understand ethical considerations in the workplace and learn about other career-building strategies and public policy developments that affect your profession. For information regarding upcoming webinars or to visit our vast webinar archive, please visit: --------------------------------------------------------------- IEEE members can take advantage of exclusive and discounted pricing on insurance and a variety of products and services (where available) that can add up to substantial savings. Discover what IEEE Member Discounts can offer you. This program is offered exclusively to active IEEE members. Visit: ( Virtual:

Securing Global DNA Synthesis without Disclosing Information Hazards


Printing custom DNA sequences is essential to scientific and biomedical research, but the technology can be used to build plagues as well as cures. Just as ink printers recognize and reject attempts to counterfeit money, DNA synthesizers and assemblers should deny requests to make viral DNA that could be used to ignite another pandemic. There are three complications. First, we don't need to update printers to deal with newly discovered currencies, whereas we’ll constantly learn of new viruses and other biological threats. Second, anti-counterfeiting specifications on a local printer can’t be extracted and used to help terrorists – unlike DNA blueprints for hazards. Third, a list of all the DNA orders placed by a biotech company could paint a detailed portrait of its R&D program, so any screening system must protect the privacy of each customer’s orders as reliably as their banks safeguards their finances. Cryptography, the foundation of modern computer security, can do the same for synthesis screening. We will discuss SecureDNA, an internationally developed and fully automated system capable of securely screening all DNA synthesis that will be made freely available by the end of 2023. Speaker(s): Kevin Esvelt, Virtual:

Psychology and Technology — Women tech talk from Dr. Nikki Robinson


Dr. Nikki Robinson is a Security Architect as well as a Professor of Practice, and holds a Doctorate of Science in CyberSecurity, as well as several industry certifications (CISSP, CEH, MCITP, etc). She recently completed a PhD in Human Factors and focused her research in blending psychology and cybersecurity. She has a background in IT Operations and Engineering, and moved into Security several years ago. Her expertise is in vulnerability management, security architecture and design, as well as integrating human factors into security engineering practices. Nikki will discuss the technology aspects of her career, from both the technological and people perspective. She will cover how psychology has played a major role in her technology career from IT operations through cybersecurity. Virtual:

Distinguished Lecture: Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Communications and Radars


Distinguished Lecture: Title: Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Communications and Radars Abstract: In recent years, reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs) have shown promising abilities to control and manipulate electromagnetic (EM) waves through modified surface boundary conditions. These surfaces are electrically thin and comprise an array of spatially varying sub-wavelength scattering elements (or meta-atoms). Through careful engineering of each meta-atom, RISs can transform an incident EM wave into an arbitrarily tailored transmitted or reflected wavefront. Recent developments in RISs have opened exciting new opportunities in antenna design, as well as communications and radar systems. RISs - wherein meta-atoms are embedded with active components - lead to the development of low-cost, lightweight, and compact systems that can produce programmable radiation patterns, jointly perform multi-function communications, and enable advanced radars for next-generation military platforms. This talk will introduce RISs and their various applications in designing simplified communications and radar systems, wherein the RF aperture and transceiver are integrated within the RIS. For example, dynamic reconfiguration of the RIS aperture in a wireless communications transmitter facilitates beam steering, frequency agility, and phase modulation without conventional front-end devices such as phase-shifters, mixers, and switches. We will present our recent work on reconfigurable RIS control, RIS-enabled direct signal modulation, and deep learning-based RIS design. Finally, we will present deploying RIS as a reflector in the wireless channel for aiding non-line-of-sight radar and joint radar-communications. Bio: Kumar Vijay Mishra (S’08-M’15-SM’18) obtained a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and M.S. in mathematics from The University of Iowa in 2015, and M.S. in electrical engineering from Colorado State University in 2012, while working on NASA’s Global Precipitation Mission Ground Validation (GPM-GV) weather radars. He received his B. Tech. summa cum laude (Gold Medal, Honors) in electronics and communication engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur (NITH), India in 2003. He is currently Senior Fellow at the United States Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Adelphi; Technical Adviser to Singapore-based automotive radar start-up Hertzwell and Boston-based imaging radar startup Aura Intelligent Systems; and honorary Research Fellow at SnT - Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg. Previously, he had research appointments at Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Bengaluru; IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering, Iowa City, IA; Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, Cambridge, MA; Qualcomm, San Jose; and Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Dr. Mishra is the Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society (2023-2024), IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) (2023-2024), IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (2023-2024), and IEEE Future Networks Initiative (2022). He is the recipient of the IET Premium Best Paper Prize (2021), U. S. National Academies Harry Diamond Distinguished Fellowship (2018-2021), American Geophysical Union Editors' Citation for Excellence (2019), Royal Meteorological Society Quarterly Journal Editor's Prize (2017), Viterbi Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015, 2016), Lady Davis Postdoctoral Fellowship (2017), DRDO LRDE Scientist of the Year Award (2006), NITH Director’s Gold Medal (2003), and NITH Best Student Award (2003). He has received Best Paper Awards at IEEE MLSP 2019 and IEEE ACES Symposium 2019. Dr. Mishra is Chair (2023-present) of the Synthetic Apertures Technical Working Group of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) and Vice-Chair (2021-present) of the IEEE Synthetic Aperture Standards Committee, which is the first SPS standards committee. He is the Vice Chair (2021-2023) and Chair-designate (2023-2026) of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Commission C. He has been an elected member of three technical committees of IEEE SPS: SPCOM, SAM, and ASPS; and IEEE AESS Radar Systems Panel. Since 2020, he has been Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, where he was awarded Outstanding Editor recognition in 2021. He has been a lead/guest editor of several special issues in journals such as IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. He is the lead co-editor of three upcoming books on radar: Signal Processing for Joint Radar-Communications (Wiley-IEEE Press), Next-Generation Cognitive Radar Systems (IET Press Radar, Electromagnetics & Signal Processing Technologies Series), and Advances in Weather Radar Volumes 1, 2 & 3 (IET Press Radar, Electromagnetics & Signal Processing Technologies Series). His research interests include radar systems, signal processing, remote sensing, and electromagnetics. Virtual:

Baltimore Section Executive Committee (ExCom) Meeting, 12 June, 2023


Monthly meeting of the IEEE Baltimore Section's executive committee. The meeting is open to all Section members. This meeting will be by videoconference only. The meeting link will be sent to registrants. Virtual:

IEEE NOVA Section EXCOM June Meeting


The June meeting of the Excom for the IEEE NOVA Section will be a virtual Zoom meeting. An Enotice will request members to register to receive the Zoom link. Virtual:

Administrative Committee Meeting via Zoom


Meetings of the Administrative Committee are held virtually. Members are welcome to attend. Reserve your place by registering online or calling the office by the Monday before. Agenda: AdCom Meeting: 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M Virtual: