Election Results 2020

The Teller Committee is pleased to report the election results for the Cincinnati Section. Voting was open from November 15, 2020 to December 22, 2020. Six percent (6%) of our membership voted.

The following officers will serve for two years (2021 to 2022):

Chair: Robert Schindler
Vice Chair: Sai Sudheer Reddy Bonthu
Secretary: David Hernandez
Treasurer: Andrew Foerster
Member-At-Large: Joseph R. (Bob) Morrison

Congratulations to these volunteers.

We also owe a big THANK YOU to the outgoing officers who served from 2019 to 2020:

Chair: Joseph (Jay) Perin
Vice Chair: Brendan Moser
Secretary: Sai Sudheer Reddy Bonthu
Treasurer: Robert Schindler
Member-At-Large: David Hernandez

A Message from the Section Chair

Greetings, fellow IEEE section members.

This is a follow on to my open letter issued in mid-March at the outset of the COVID-19 outbreak. At that time, there were an overwhelming number of unknowns related to this virus. In that determining risk was impossible, and there was a mandated business downturn imminent, our executive committee made what was really the only practical decision to suspend regular section activities. Our meetings for March through May were cancelled. This included this year’s award-winning engineering student project presentations, an annual highlight normally held in April.

Not only were the students unable to present to us in person, but due to campus closures, the teams submitted their projects remotely (streamed or recorded). The winners were selected by the various university engineering faculty committees, and our section made its customary awards to the winning teams. These student presentations are generally highly interesting and worthy of promotion as part of IEEE’s basic mission. To that end, I am listing the following links to the student presentations…

Miami University…
Wireless Power Transfer Security (Advisor: Prof. Dmitriy Garmatyuk; Students: Austin Patrick, Xinyue Zhou, Rafe Qiao and Jiekang Xu)
Predistortion of RF Communication Signals (Advisor: Prof. David Hartup; Students: Kevin Doench, Andrew Haidet, Rachel Kevdzija and Becca Kheiry)

University of Cincinnati…
A Cross-Layer Adaptive Video Communications Solution Over SDR (Advisor: ; Students: Yiling Fu, Sunmeng Lin)
Music Maker (Advisor: Dr. Carla Purdy; Students: Adam Tait, Jason Judis, John Rose, Eric Gatto)
Luvie: an LGBT Inclusive Healthcare Marketplace (Advisor: Dr. Ossman; Student: Dillon Dragomir)
The Recyclable Separator (Advisor: Dr. Max Rabiee; Students: Skylor Stewart, Micah Tawney)

Now, as for moving forward, we plan to resume our normal section meetings schedule starting this September when Dr. Gorsuch will be presenting on the “IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.” The meeting notice is posted on the Cincinnati IEEE website and registration will commence on 9/11. The venue, as has been customary, will be Raffel’s (Evendale, OH). In keeping with current health guidelines, Raffel’s has adopted several new practices related to hygiene. These include reduction in capacity, use of larger space for meetings, increased seat/table spacings, and rigorous sanitation regimens between events. In addition, the staff will be wearing masks and gloves when interacting with guests. While meals will still be served buffet style, the staff will dish all food such that guests do not handle any serving utensils. Social distancing and use of masks is advised according to any guidelines in place at time meeting is held. Finally, and at time of check-in, the body temperature of each attendee will be non-invasively scanned as a screening measure.

Whether you believe this crisis is real or has been overblown, I believe it is high time to get on with our lives. We now know enough about this contagion to recognize its actual risk (relative to all of the other risks we face daily without complaint or consternation) and take appropriate precautions.

Looking forward to seeing you in September!

Jay Perin
Section Chair, IEEE Cincinnati

A Message from the Section Chair


We are now in the midst of a most unusual period in section and national history. In an effort to stem the contagion of COVID-19, the U.S. has instituted a national emergency and essentially gone into lockdown. A great portion of economic activity having been suspended, corporate losses are mounting, personal investment portfolio valuations have plummeted, and, for many, perhaps, financial security is at risk. What is more, there are still a great many unknowns. While it is certain that we will, at some time in the future, emerge from this dark period to resume our normal lives, we do not yet know when that will be.

I would suggest two thoughts to help center the soul. First, this is a chance to engage in some personal reflection. Are you on the right path personally and professionally? Are you tending to your families as you ought? Are you being a good neighbor in this time of collective hardship?

The second thought is more secular and relates directly to you and the rest of the entire worldwide membership of IEEE. You are a technical professional. The primary mission of IEEE is to harness technology in the service of humanity. As we work our way through this crisis, we will undoubtedly observe technologists of all sorts leading the way. You can take pride in that. What is more, it should serve to inspire in you a desire to improve your capabilities to match your capacity. In this way, you will not only enhance your personal ROI, but you will strengthen our technical community’s ability to contribute in responding to any such challenges we may face in the future.

Now, as for regular section business, this situation has forced some changes on us. We will be refraining from our normal section meetings for the time being. At the very least, this means postponement of that for March. Dr. Gunsch had a fantastic presentation on the ethics of AI prepared for us. We will undoubtedly work to reschedule him. The April meeting is typically devoted to a “best of team projects” presentation by local engineering students from the UC and MiamiU student chapters. (The NKU chapter may get involved starting next year.) All schools have essentially closed their campuses and have adopted remote learning models to close out the school year. Even if we are clear to host an April meeting, I am uncertain as to how this change on campus might affect such an event. Be assured that the section’s Executive Committee will work diligently to bring things back on line at the earliest opportunity. We will keep you posted as the situation evolves.

Take care, do everything in your power to do, and let God take care of the rest.

Jay Perin

Section Chair, IEEE Cincinnati

April 2019 Section Meeting

University of Cincinnati and Miami University Senior Project Presentations

DATE: Thursday, April 25, 2019
PLACE: Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (directions below)
TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time
  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner
  7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Presentation
COST: Dinner $15- $20, See information in Reservations (Updated)
RSVP: Make Dinner Reservation Here
  Reservations close at 11:59 PM on April 23th, 2019

ABOUT THE MEETING: Each year the engineering students at the University of Cincinnati and Miami University complete their senior projects. We are amazed at the talent and creativity of these students as they present their projects to us. These presentations are typically an interesting mix of hardware and software, solving problems, improving efficiencies, and creating new opportunities.

MENU SELECTIONS: BBQ Quartered Chicken, Baked Ham with Pineapples, Quinoa w/ Shiitakes & Snow Peas, Au Gratin Potatoes, Sauteed Seasonal Vegetables, Field Green Salad, Dinner Rolls & Butter, Dinner Rolls and Butter, Chef’s Choice of Dessert.

LOCATION: Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road in Evendale, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

RESERVATIONS: Please use the online reservation system even if you are paying at the door. Doing so helps reduce our costs and assures that enough food is available. Our cost is based number of reservations and plates used; if you choose to have dinner, please pay the fee even if you arrive late or didn’t make a reservation. The price for dinner is $15 for members with a reservation, or $20 cash at the door for non-members (and members without reservations).     Please bring the correct change.   Note: You are welcome to attend this meeting without having dinner.

DINNER RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY: An email to Reserve.Cinti@ieee.org prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

PE CREDITS: Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting if qualified! The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.


September 11 – 2014 Cincinnati Tech-Security Conference

Thursday, September 11, 2014    8:15am-5:00pm

Millennium Hotel Cincinnati

150 West Fifth Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

The Cincinnati Tech-Security Conference will be in Cincinnati on Thursday, September 11, at The Millennium Hotel.  This conference will have eight companies speaking on the IT Security topics

  • cloud security
  • compliance
  • social media security
  • personal devices security
  • network security

There will be more than 40 vendor exhibits and numerous door prizes such as iPads, gift cards, Kindles, cash and more.  Also, breakfast and a full lunch will be provided to all VIP attendees.

IEEE members are offered a complimentary VIP pass to this event. Click here to register for your free VIP pass. These passes are a $100.00 value.  You may leave your information at the registration table.

  • VIP passes include Breakfast, Lunch, Conference materials and Entrance into conference sessions and exhibit areas.
  •  This conference qualifies for CPE credits and Certificates of Attendance.
  •  Gift Cards, iPads, Kindles and many other door prizes and give aways.
  •  Featuring (11) IT Security speakers and over 30 exhibits!!

 Click here for a full conference agenda

Call Stephanie Lange at 636-778-9495 or email her for more information on this conference.

To be notified of future events go to http://www.dataconnectors.com/email_list.asp

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The Cincinnati Tech-Security Conference

The Cincinnati Tech-Security Conference

Millennium Hotel Cincinnati

150 West Fifth Street

Cincinnati, 45202-2393

Thursday, September 19th, 2013



This conference will have 8 companies speaking on various IT Security topics such as cloud security, compliance, social media security,  personal devices security,  network security and more, as well as a vendor exhibit area featuring more than 40 vendor exhibits.  

  • VIP passes include Breakfast, Lunch, Conference materials and Entrance into conference sessions and exhibit areas.
  • This conference qualifies for CPE credits and Certificates of Attendance.
  • Gift Cards, iPads, Kindles and many other door prizes and give aways.
  • Featuring eleven IT Security speakers and over 30 exhibits

IEEE members are being offered a complimentary VIP passes to this event. These passes are normally $100.00. Also, the conference will post your logo and contact information in our conference directory and on our web site. You may leave your information at the registration table. Register for a free VIP pass via the link


For full conference agenda click http://dataconnectors.com/events/2013/09Cincinnati/agenda.asp or contact Chris Meier at 636-778-9495 or cmeier@DataConnectors.com . To be notified of future events click on: http://www.dataconnectors.com/email_list.asp

2012 Section Election Results

Sorry for reporting a bit late. The voting for the 2012 Section election is complete. Here are our new officers for 2013-2014.

Chair Fred Nadeau
Vice-Chair Marwan Nusair
Secretary Lauren Tappel
Treasurer Stephen Fridrick
Member at Large    Peter Staats





Congratulations new officers and happy new year!

2012 Section Elections

Members the 2012 Section elections are open from November 15 to December 15. Here is the slate of candiates

  • Chair                               Fred Nadeau
  • Vice Chair                     Marwan Nusair
  • Treasurer                      Stephen Fridrick
  • Secretary                       Lauren Tappel
  • Member At Large       Pater Staats

To vote, log on the IEEE vTools online voting tool and cast your ballot.  Voting will close after December 15th so cast your vote soon.

2012 Section Elections

We are getting ready for the 2012 Section elections and are assembling a slate of candidates. The offices up for election are

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Member-At-Large 

If you would like to serve as an officer, nominate someone, or generally want to get more involved in the Section please contact me.


Charlie Nash

Chair Election Committee