Vancouver Section Celebrates IEEE Day Oct 5th


IEEE Day 2021 – Vancouver – Celebration

The IEEE Vancouver Section is planning an exciting IEEE Day Celebration event for 2021!

This year the activities will be held online.  The event is free, open to all section members, friends of the Vancouver Section, and members of the Vancouver technical community.


IEEE Day 2021 – Vancouver – Celebration Event

Date:      Tues Oct 5th, 2021
Time:      19:00 - 20:30 PDT
Location:  online (pre-registation required)


The presentations include a few short talks related to security, ethics, and standards affecting the IEEE.

Privacy Issues Associated with Connected Vehicles – Prof. David Michelson

Bio: Prof. David Michelson leads the AURORA Connected Vehicle Test Bed at the University of British Columbia where his research focuses on connected vehicle information architecture and the role of 5G technology, including emerging millimetre-wave and satellite communications capabilities, in enabling ITS applications.

Why Cybersecurity Matters to Everyone – Dr. Mandeep Pannu

Bio: Dr. Mandeep Pannu has MSc and PhD in Computer Science from Coventry University, UK. Currently, she is working as a Lecturer at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Fraser Valley. Previously, she worked as a lecturer at Coventry University. She has been involved in Teaching and Research in Higher Education for over ten years. Her main research interests are in the area of Computer Vision, IoT, Cyber Security, and Digital forensics.

Putting a STAND in STANDARDS – Ken Bell

Bio: Ken studied under the finest professors at UBC and graduated EE in 1980. He first became interested in Affective Computing in 2006, when it was still a fringe concept. He is currently the Secretary of IEEE WG P7008 (Ethics of Digital Nudges), the editorial resource for IEEE WG P7014 (Ethics of Empathic Systems), and the WG1/3 Vice Chair of OCEANIS, the worldwide consortium of national standards bodies concerned with ethics.


For more information and registration, please visit:


We look forward to having you join us for our IEEE Day 2021 Celebration!

Steven McClain

Chair, Vancouver Section