Classification of Blended and Single Malt Scotch Whiskey via Smart Sensing

Coming Up in May:

Classification of Blended and Single Malt Scotch Whiskey via Smart Sensing

Date:  Thursday, May 19, 2022        
Time:  6:00 PM
Location:  IEEE WebEx Virtual Meeting
RSVP to Charlie Waters at cwaters8@gmail.com
Price:  FREE!!

Summary

Well-trained human experts can undoubtedly find the differences between whiskies, but it is still not an easy job for most consumers.  For whisky authentication to become a feasible option for consumers, a rapid and simple on-site authenticity assessment solution, or an electronic nose (e-nose), has been developed.  This talk will introduce a new e-nose prototype (NOS.E) developed by the NOS.E team to identify differences between whiskies.  The discussion will cover both hardware design and classification algorithm development.  It will also discuss the plan to improve the performance of the proposed solution, e.g., a portable carrier gas unit will be introduced in the NOS.E system to isolate the background odors coming from the environmental context.

Speakers: Dr. Seun Akeyo

Seun Akeyo is a Senior Engineer at Sargent & Lundy in Chicago, IL, USA, where he focuses on the transient modeling of power plants and high voltage transmission systems.

He received the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky (UK) in 2020.  His research at UK contributed to projects sponsored by DOE and in close collaboration with large utilities, especially LG&E-KU.

Dr. Akeyo has published more than fifteen peer-reviewed journal papers and conference proceedings, which include a Best Poster/Paper Award at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA) in Birmingham, England, and the 2020 Best Paper Award – Third Prize from the IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS) RESCCS based on a paper published in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 55.

Email: steven.su@uts.edu.au
Based at: University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Event Flyer: https://r3.ieee.org/louisville/wp-content/uploads/sites/104/2022/05/IEEE_Technical_Meeting_Flyer__-_ENose_Final_5-19-2.pdf

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Transmission Relaying and Communications – Apr. 26th, 2022

Transmission Relaying and Communications

Date:             Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Time:             6:00 PM – Sign-In
                      7:00 PM – Pizza and Beer
                      7:10 PM – Presentation

Summary:

Electric Utilities have devised many different means to provide fast and reliable fault isolation on transmission lines over the last several decades.  End-to-end communications have played an important role in this pursuit.  With communications-assisted relaying schemes, line faults can be isolated much quicker, reducing risks to grid stability as well as damage caused by the fault.  In this talk, Jason will discuss some of the schemes and communication systems that have been employed in high-speed line relaying. by Mr. Jason Finn

Speaker:

Jason Finn is the Manager of Telecommunications & Transport Engineering at LG&E & KU.  He holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisville, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  He has 20 years of experience – 9 years working on power distribution systems and controls at powerplants on major capital projects, and 11 years in IT with Transport Engineering working on capital projects involving fiber optics, radio, Power Line Carrier, SONET & DACS, and Optical Transport Network systems.  His interests include SCADA and transmission relaying and supporting communications systems.

To register yourself for this event online, visit our listing at IEEE vTools here: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/312017

Email: Jason.Finn@lge-ku.com
Address:Louisville Gas and Electric, 820 W Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40202

Flyer: Transmission-Relaying-and-Communications-.pdf

Combatting the Spread of Online Misinformation – Feb. 22nd , 2022


Coming up in February:

Combatting the Spread of Online Misinformation

A talk by Dr. Pamela Thomas – Sign up here!

When: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 – 11:00 AM: Sign-In – 11:30 AM: Lunch – 12:00 PM: Presentation

Where: The University Club of Louisville, 200 East Brandeis Avenue Louisville, Kentucky United States 40208

Dr. Thomas will discuss several different methods used to understand and describe human behavior on the Internet, and the effect of offline events on online communities. The central focus of this work is a broad investigation into how groups of people behave online. Dr. Thomas will present research into better understanding the effects of policies enacted by governments and social media companies on online behavior. A discussion of an alternative means, other than censorship, to inhibit the spread of misinformation and propaganda online will be presented, as well as preliminary results thereof. GitHub was used to research how new information is adopted into a group, and the resulting struggle that emerges from fights over how to apply this new knowledge. The results suggest that censorship has an impact on the structure of groups and that deplatforming results in more frequent users to leave Reddit, for example. Additionally, experience with a pilot social media literacy site suggest that people can be educated to fact check misinformation found on social media for themselves, suggesting that applying these results more broadly could reduce the volume of misinformation in citizens’ news feeds and, hopefully, lead to a more informed public.

About the speaker:

Dr. Pamela Thomas is an assistant professor at the Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville. Her research focuses on computational social science, data science, and machine learning for the common good. She has expertise in a variety of different areas including social media research, misinformation spread, media literacy programming, healthcare analytics, data mining, neural networks, and graphs.

This event is open to the public; anyone may sign up.

Additional Information: View Flyer (PDF)

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Louisville & Lexington Sections Joint Holiday Party – Dec. 7th, 2021

Louisville & Lexington Sections Joint Holiday Party

Date: 07 Dec 2021
Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Modernization of the Electric Grid at LG&E and KU

Summary:

The electric distribution system is in a time of significant change.  Increasing customer expectations and technological advances have reshaped what services are desired and how those services are delivered.  LG&E and KU are in the process of implementing modern centralized monitoring and controls across the electric distribution system to better manage the service reliability, power quality, efficiency, and safety of energy delivered to customers.

Speaker: Nick Jewell

Dr. Jewell received the Doctor of Philosophy degree in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA, in 2014. He is currently the Group Leader of Electric Distribution Emerging Technologies Engineering with the Electrical Engineering and Planning Department at Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities (LG&E and KU).

Email: Nicholas.Jewell@lge-ku.com
Address:Louisville Gas and Electric, 220 West Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40202

Agenda

6:00 PM – Reception with Cash Bar
6:30 PM – Dinner
7:00 PM – Presentation

Event Flyer: IEEE_Holiday_Party_12-7-21.pdf

To register yourself for this event online, visit the listing on IEEE vTools here: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/290493

Training today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Workforce: Automation and Industry 4.0 – Nov. 16th, 2021

Training today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Workforce: Automation and Industry 4.0

16 Nov 2021 10:00 AM
Amatrol, Inc.
Presentation at 10:00 am
Plant Tour/IEEE Meeting to Follow

Summary:

Participants will get a chance to tour the Amatrol manufacturing plant in Jeffersonville, Indiana and learn how Amatrol is designing training systems to teach tomorrow’s technologies for automation, robotics, mechatronics and Industry 4.0.  In-person IEEE meeting to follow Amatrol presentation and tour. – Presentation By Jason Everett of Amatrol, Inc.

Speaker:

Jason Everett is a Regional Manager with Amatrol who works as a training consultant with educational, and workforce development groups in a 15 state region.  He helps develop training programs focused on Automation, Industrial Maintenance, Mechatronics, Supply Chain Automation and Industry 4.0/Smart Automation.  With 20+ years of manufacturing experience, before joining the Amatrol team in 2014, Jason worked as an Operations Manager and Plant Manager, which prepared him to identify the skills needed in today’s modern manufacturing plant and then develop programs to match. Education: BS Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana – Construction Engineering and Management (CNE); MBA Indiana University Southeast – New Albany, Indiana. 

Email: jeverett@amatrol.com
Address:Amatrol Inc. , 2400 Centennial Boulevard, Jeffersonville, Indiana, United States, 47130

To register yourself for this event online, visit the listing on IEEE vTools here: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/301150

Louisville Section Social Event – Hive and Barrel Meadery – Sep. 10th, 2021

Louisville Section Social Event – Hive and Barrel Meadery

Date: 10 Sep 2021
3rd TURN OLDHAM GARDENS
6300 Old Lagrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014
URL: http://3rdturnbrewing.com/
Phone: (502) 482-3373

Summary – Topic: Mead Making

Join us in the beer garden at 3rd Turn Oldham Gardens, for a Louisville Section social meeting.  The section will host heavy hors d’ oeuvres from the Backside Grill at Oldham Gardens, and provide a taste of several meads from the Hive and Barrel Meadery.

The Hive and Barrel shares space with the 3rd Turn Brewery.  For those who don’t like mead, the 3rd Turn Oldham Gardens has 32 beers on tap.  This is a no host bar. 

Speaker: Joel Halbleib

Joel Halbleib, the Hive and Barrel Mead Maker, will discuss how Hive and Barrel produces their products.

Agenda:

Hors d’ Oeuvres and Mead Tasting
Talk by Joel Halbleib on Hive and Barrel mead production

Event Flyer: IEEE-Louisville-Section-Social-9-10-21.pdf

To register yourself for this event online, visit the listing on IEEE vTools here: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/280204

Louisville Section Social Event – Louisville Bats vs. Memphis Redbirds – July 22nd, 2021

Louisville Section Social Event – Louisville Bats vs. Memphis Redbirds

Louisville Bats vs. Memphis Redbirds

Date:               Thursday, July 22, 2021
Time:               Game at 7:00 PM.  $2.00 beer from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Price:               $15 Members/Guests, $10 Life Members, $5 Students. 
Ticket Price includes $5.00 in Concessions

Summary:

This is our annual social event at the Louisville Bats game.  We always get seats in the shade (Section 222), with access to the VIP concierge level included in your ticket price.  Printed tickets will be provided.  You must contact John Doyle to reserve your tickets.  He will have to arrange to meet you with the tickets before the game.  We will be in Against the Grain before the game if you need to pick up the tickets the day of the game.  Don’t wait until the last minute!

Louisville Section Social Event – Racing Louisville FC vs. North Carolina Courage FC – June 23rd, 2021

Louisville Section Social Event – Louisville Bats vs. Memphis Redbirds

Racing Louisville FC vs. North Carolina Courage FC
Date:               Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Time:               Presentation at 7:00 PM
Location:         Lynn Family Stadium, Louisville, KY
Price:               $20 Members/Guests, $15 Life Members, $10 Students

Summary:

Group photo on field after the game.  Carpooling and prepaying parking is suggested.  All tickets will be electronic, and will be delivered to your SeatGeek account.  No printed tickets will be provided.  You have to download your tickets before entering the game.  Contact John Doyle to reserve your tickets and pay in advance.

To register yourself for this event online, visit the listing on IEEE vTools here: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/274310

Batteries: How they are changing our world! – Apr. 21, 2021

Batteries: How they are changing our world!

Louisville Section and PES Chapter Technical Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time:  Presentation at 7:00 PM
Location:  IEEE WebEx Virtual Meeting.  RSVP to Tim Brooks for Logon Details
Price:  FREE!!

Summary:

Participants will get a chance to learn more about how batteries are impacting all areas of our lives every day.  They are no longer just a part of simple portable devices and toys.  They are something bigger. The Crane Battery Innovation Center is exploring applications for batteries that are non-traditional and breakthrough technology evolutions.

Speaker: Ben Wrightsman

Ben Wrightsman is an innovative, strategic industry executive with over 20 years of experience in high-tech manufacturing, custom electronics, battery and energy storage, and new product development companies.   He has a passion for finding and utilizing untapped resources and capabilities within a company to open up new opportunities for growth and revenue generation with global experience.   Ben’s diverse background in executive leadership, engineering, business and product development, operations, and global supply chain gives him a broad range of understating and experience to address problems at all levels of the organization.   He has held key positions with one of industry’s leading electronics contract manufacturers, large format lithium battery manufacturer, advanced energy and infrastructure technology firm, along with owning and advising several small businesses.  Ben attended Purdue University at Indianapolis, majoring in Electrical Engineering.  At PUI he was co-captain of the Electric JAG (Indy) Car Team.   He is APICS-CPIM accredited, received Lushin President’s Training Certification, and is a proud Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt.   He has also served on the advisory board for the Indiana IoT lab, CareBand, 5G Zone, Next Level Manufacturing Institute, and Eclipse Energy Labs.  Ben enjoys spending time working on STEM projects with his family (especially those with batteries), adventure motorcycle riding, racing, and other outdoor activities in his free time.

Address: WebEx Virtual Meeting.

Event Flyer: IEEE_Technical_Meeting__4-24-21.pdf

To register yourself for this event online, visit the listing on IEEE vTools here: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/269388

Real-World Cybersecurity – Mar. 26th, 2021

Real-World Cybersecurity

Date: 26 Mar 2021
Time: 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM

Summary:

Join us for a discussion with real security professionals. Our guest speaker is Brandon Grindatti, Security Engineer Specialist for Waystar Inc.  He specializes in Incident Response, Log Review, Malware Research, and remediation. He has a Bachelors of Science in Business Informatics. He is a IUS Computer Security Group Co-Founder, and four-time Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition competitor as well as four-time CCDC Room Judge.  He has worked in the Cyber Security Realm professionally for over five years, and as a hobbyist for over eight.  He is GIAC Certified for Incident Handling, and currently working on his CISSP.  

Brandon will be talking about Ransomware, and how you get Pwned.

Speaker: Brandon Grindatti

Our guest speaker is Brandon Grindatti, Security Engineer Specialist for Waystar Inc.  He specializes in Incident Response, Log Review, Malware Research, and remediation. He has a Bachelors of Science in Business Informatics. He is a IUS Computer Security Group Co-Founder, and four-time Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition competitor as well as four-time CCDC Room Judge.  He has worked in the Cyber Security Realm professionally for over five years, and as a hobbyist for over eight.  He is GIAC Certified for Incident Handling, and currently working on his CISSP. 

Address: 888 W. Market Street, , Louisville, United States, 40202

To register yourself for this event online, visit the listing on IEEE vTools here: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/267161

Measurement of student engagement in the STEM classroom using machine learning and biometrics – Mar. 24th, 2021

Measurement of student engagement in the STEM classroom using machine learning and biometrics

Date: 24 Mar 2021
Time: 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Location: IEEE WebEx Virtual Meeting
RSVP to Andy Dozier for Logon DetailsPrice: FREE!!
RSVP: Andy Dozier, Section Secretary
Email:  adozier@awdozier.com

The measurement of student engagement in STEM courses (Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering) is investigated using machine learning and biometrics to measure the emotional and behavioral states of students in the classroom. The approach collects multi-dimensional biometrics via camera and wristband monitors of facial expressions, eye gaze, hand/head/body movement, and heart rate. From these data, a software model is trained to classify student engagement. Engagement is classified from behavioral and emotional states with cognitive engagement inferred by machine learning. The ability to measure student engagement in real time can be used by the instructor to tailor the presentation of material in class, identify course material that engages and disengages with students, and identify students that are engaged, or disengaged and at risk of failure. Further, this approach allows quantitative comparison of teaching methods, such as lecture, flipped classrooms, classroom response systems, etc. such that an objective metric can be used to close the loop on teaching evaluation.

This work has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Speaker: Dr. Chris Foreman of Speed School of Engineering

Prof. Dr. Chris Foreman teaches engineering mathematics and performs research in student engagement in STEM courses at the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering. He has performed data analysis and advised on artificial intelligence approaches to detect types of engagement in students during various teaching approaches. Dr. Foreman has previously worked at Purdue University in power and energy, and prior to academia has approximately 15 years in the power generation industry where he also deployed artificial intelligence in industrial control systems.

Email: jchrisf@gmail.com

IEEE_Technical_Meeting__3-24-21_Final.pdf

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Advanced Control Systems for Grid Connected Inverters – Feb. 24th, 2021

Advanced Control Systems for Grid Connected Inverters

Louisville Section and PES Chapter (Power and Energy Society) Technical Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021                
Time:  7:00 PM to 8:00pm
Location:  IEEE WebEx Virtual Meeting
RSVP to Andy Dozier for Logon Details at adozier@awdozier.com
Price:  FREE!!

Summary:

Power Electronics are an enabling technology for a wide range of commercial and industrial applications.  Grid connected inverters are a central component of renewable energy sources (Photovoltaic Solar (PV-solar), wind), battery storage systems, as well as micro-grids. To optimally integrate these renewable resources, it is necessary to rethink the electric power grid itself by adjusting the centralized generation model and progressively transitioning to a distributed generation (DG) based power grid architecture through power electronic inverters and their control.

Our research focuses on developing novel control and observation strategies to improve the steady state error and dynamic performance of grid connected inverter systems.  At the lowest level, existing control strategies utilize a cascaded approach, based on linear system solutions (PI-control).  At a higher level, Droop control, a widely adopted method to integrate variable renewable sources, is a decentralized and communication-less control scheme, contributing to the overall frequency (and voltage) control by emulating virtual inertia (and a virtual impedance).  However, the expansion of renewable energy inevitably drops the mechanical inertia of the whole power system because these generation resources cannot store kinetic energy as they do not have a rotating mass. Hence, a mismatch between generation and consumption cannot always be mechanically compensated for, which can cause large frequency swings in the grid.  Herein lies an additional problem for control system researchers to solve as the grid transitions to more inverter based resources.  

This talk will briefly review existing control schemes for grid connected inverters and will highlight alternate approaches at various control system levels.  Our research utilizes nonlinear control schemes to meet the over-all control objective in the presence of various forms of uncertainties and un-modeled effects present in grid connected systems.  Details will be shared about our various validation environments such as simulation, HIL, and a residential scale micro-grid under development at the UofL-Conn Center.

This presentation will review an approach for developing detailed models of utility-scale solar PV and BESS that are validated using data retrieved from an operational 10 MW PV farm and 1 MW/2 MWh BESS.  Additionally, a novel approach for estimating the equivalent circuit parameters for utility-scale BESS using equipment typically available at the installation site will be presented. Finally, the detailed technical benefits of a proposed configuration for integrating BESS into existing PV power plants will also be reviewed.

Speaker: Dr. Michael L. McIntyre, P.E. Associate Professor, ECE Department

Michael L. McIntyre, Ph.D., P.E. is a native of Nelson County KY.  He received his B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in 1997 and 2000, respectively, from the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the University of Louisville. He received a Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Clemson University in 2006. He was with General Electric as a senior electronic design engineer from 1998 to 2003 and then again from 2006 to 2007.  He was the Kerr-Greulich Chair of Energy Systems at Western Kentucky University, Department of Engineering from 2007 to 2011.
In August of 2011, he joined the ECE Department at the University of Louisville, and is currently an Associate Professor.  His teaching and research Interests focused on electrical energy systems (power electronics, and electric drive systems), and control systems (linear systems, uncertain systems, and nonlinear systems). His research focuses on developing novel control and observation schemes for applications for electrical energy Systems, electrical machinery, power electronic interfaces, renewable sources, and smart grid applications.  Dr. McIntyre is a senior member of IEEE, as well as a member of numerous societies within IEEE.  He is an annual reviewer of various power electronic and control systems conferences and journals.

Address: J.B. Speed School of Engineering, ECE Department, Louisville, Kentucky 40208, United States

Event Flyer: Adv.-Control-Systems-for-Grid-Connected-Inverters.pdf

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Integration of Large PV Power Plants and Batteries in the Electric Power System – Dec. 17th, 2020

Integration of Large PV Power Plants and Batteries in the Electric Power System

Louisville Section and Life Member AG Technical Meeting

Date:  Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020
Time:  6:30 PM
Location:  IEEE WebEx Virtual Meeting
RSVP to Andy Dozier for Logon Details at adozier@awdozier.com
Price:  FREE!!

Summary:

The declining cost of renewable energy, coupled with the need for cleaner sources of energy and environmental protection policies have led to the growing penetration of inverter-based resources, such as solar photovoltaics (PV), wind, and Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) into the electric power system.
The intermittent nature of these resources poses multiple challenges to the power grid. Substantial changes in conventional generation and electrical power delivery practices will be required to accommodate the large penetration of these renewable power plants.
Furthermore, detailed models will be required to evaluate the impact of multi-MW solar PV penetration on the power system, and the use of BESS to mitigate some of the challenges due to solar PV intermittency. 
This presentation will review an approach for developing detailed models of utility-scale solar PV and BESS that are validated using data retrieved from an operational 10 MW PV farm and 1 MW/2 MWh BESS.  Additionally, a novel approach for estimating the equivalent circuit parameters for utility-scale BESS using equipment typically available at the installation site will be presented. Finally, the detailed technical benefits of a proposed configuration for integrating BESS into existing PV power plants will also be reviewed.

Speaker: Dr. Seun Akeyo

Seun Akeyo is a Senior Engineer at Sargent & Lundy in Chicago, IL, USA, where he focuses on the transient modeling of power plants and high voltage transmission systems.

He received the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky (UK) in 2020.  His research at UK contributed to projects sponsored by DOE and in close collaboration with large utilities, especially LG&E-KU.

Dr. Akeyo has published more than fifteen peer-reviewed journal papers and conference proceedings, which include a Best Poster/Paper Award at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA) in Birmingham, England, and the 2020 Best Paper Award – Third Prize from the IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS) RESCCS based on a paper published in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 55.

Address:Sargent & Lundy, , Chicago, Illinois, United States

GDPR Compliance

[ April 21, 2018 ]

GDPR (https://www.ieee.org/gdpr.html) is an EU regulation that will have a world wide impact. It comes into effect May 25th, 2018 and changes the way organizations handle personal data. The section will likely have to switch to another new mailing list. We apologize, for the constant changes, but this is for your data privacy as well as to protect the IEEE. We will keep you updated on the old mailing lists and the website, as well as on social media. Please send us an email if you stop getting notifications, we only send email once to twice a month.

Also, due to this change, we will be using vTools Events instead of ticketleap in the future. [ 2022 Update: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/events/search?_sub=true&d=All&ou=R30031+-+Louisville+Section ]

Why do we care at the section level about an EU regulation? The regulation applies to data belonging to any EU citizen. Meaning if someone is temporarily living in our section, has moved here but retains EU citizenship or dual citizenship, or is here as a University student, their data falls under that regulation and that applies to several people in the Louisville Section. So this EU regulation does DIRECTLY apply to us. The IEEE has offices in European countries and is a corporate entity in the EU so we must comply.

Thanks!