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Issue 6 • Date Nov.-Dec. 2006

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  • IEEE Potentials - Nov.-Dec. 2006

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Group Insurance Program [advertisement]

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  • Table of contents - Vol 25 No 6

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 1
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  • Regional Activities Board, 2006

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  • Editorial [IEEE Xtreme]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 3
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  • The way ahead [Engineering ethics and the IEEE]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 3
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  • Essay: A greater role for IEEE Student Branches

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 4
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  • EE career strategies begin with education

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 5 - 17
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    This paper describes engineer's career strategies, which begins with their education. The key thing to remember about getting an education is that it is not about pleasing your professors or meeting the minimum requirements of a degree. It is about you getting every thing you need to compete successfully in the global talent pool. You need to be the one who employers will consider and ultimately choose for the highest paying job or the one to whom they give the most interesting challenge. Thus the vast majority of technology and applied science graduates will move into the corporate market of product design talent and meets or exceeds the customer's expectations and gives good profit to their employers and thus the employers are looking to hire those individuals that will help them make the most money, which is their principal responsibility too View full abstract»

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  • How the VESIT Student Branch grew

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 7
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    VESIT, the IEEE Vivekanand Education Society's Institute of Technology creates a path for engineering students to travel on their way to become technically sound professionals. This paper describes the growth of the VESIT Student Branch, which can be attributed to the dedication of the unit's officers and active members who hold frequent meetings to plan events, review previous activities, and discuss new ideas for initiatives. Thus numerous accomplishments of the VESIT Student Branch continue and their aim is to provide their members with the best possible facilities with the limited funding available View full abstract»

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  • Reconstructing 3-D objects from 2-D boundaries

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 8 - 13
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    In this article, two fully implemented algorithms for reconstructing 3-D object models based on two or more 2-D boundaries is introduced. Assuming that the 2-D pixel-based boundaries are generated by using boundary detection algorithms in the image preprocessing session (which is beyond the scope of this article), the 3-D reconstruction goes through two stages. First, the linear regression based line-segmentation algorithm is applied to convert each original pixel-based boundary to a best-fit line segment based polygonal boundary. Then, the 3-D surface reconstruction algorithm is used to cover the surface between each pair of neighboring polygonal boundaries. An important feature of our approach is that it allows easy control of the resolution of the reconstructed 3-D models by setting the error-threshold in the line-segmentation algorithm View full abstract»

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  • Developing job-rotation standards with math

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 14 - 17
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    In this article, it describes an innovative solution to ensure that the process in an organization is standardized through job rotation. A mathematical solution is proposed to enhance the understanding of contemporary methodology. The three properties of rotational clusters: 1) the clustering should be within closely related bounds of the employee's training, educational, and experience, 2) the clustering should involve jobs of a similar nature, and 3) the clusters should be manageable in size and not cut too far across departmental boundaries. Job rotation for the strategic ends at the top management levels is a systematic practice for successor determination and is even used to avoid hiring outside talent, at the lower echelons, it is a pain to implement. By making job rotations a policy rather than a one-time experiment, employees can be quickly inducted into the strategy View full abstract»

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  • If approximating nonlinear areas, then consider fuzzy systems

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 18 - 23
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    The fuzzy system is a knowledge-based system consisting of linguistic if-then rules. This article will focus on the Takagi-Sugeno (TS) type models. A novel approach of INFUMO has been applied in fault detection. The INFUMO was derived using the linfin-norm function approximation. The majority of papers focus on the construction of the so-called residual generator, a comparator of the process and the process-model output that creates a residual signal View full abstract»

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  • Chip complexity requires signal and power integrity

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 24 - 29
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    With an increase in operating frequency and the complexity of system on a chip (SOC), it becomes important to consider the noise generated along the signal and power/ground interconnections that leads to malfunction. We have developed a new simulation method for the full chip-level signal and power-integrity analysis. The CAD layout data is converted into SPICE transmission line models considering silicon substrate effects. To remove the limitation of size and complexity of layout data in the real LSI chips, a sectioning method using MOR with super linear solver has been introduced. The proposed method can also be extended to the computation of current/voltage distributions leading to EMI analysis View full abstract»

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  • New technological trends in high-voltage power circuit breakers

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 30 - 38
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    This article introduces a comprehensive survey on new trends in high-voltage (HV) power circuit breakers (CBs) technology. Applying the new puffer and the self-blast technologies, the ratings of SF6 CBs have reached upto 1,100 kV, 80 kA, and 50 GVA, which is the world's largest gas insulated switchgear (GIS), with independent pole operation and utilizing the advantages of external composite insulators. Several new vacuum arc control technologies are discussed. New generations of controlled intelligent switching devices that implement new power electronic actuating devices are introduced. Finally, superconducting fault current limiters (SFCLs) are introduced. SFCLs have two main properties: current limitation capability and ultra high-speed operation. SFCLS could be a key technology for future power systems engineering View full abstract»

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  • Combatting disease with computer-aided drug design

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    One of the major offshoots of bioinformatics is computer-aided drug design. Researchers at a university in Sweden have used bioinformatics software alone to develop new potential drug candidates against an essential enzyme of the malaria-inducing parasite, plasmodium falciparum. It is obvious that computational drug design has come to stay View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Xtreme Programming Contest

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 42
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  • Conference low-down [10th CSCC 2006]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 43 - 44
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  • IEEE Student membership

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  • 2006 Student Activities Committee e-mail addresses

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  • Gamesman problems / Gamesman solutions

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  • IEEE.tv

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  • IEEE membership - take the next step

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Aims & Scope

IEEE Potentials is the magazine dedicated to undergraduate and graduate students and young professionals.

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Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
David Tian
Carnegie Mellon University
david.tian@ieee.org