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Issue 6 • Date November-December 2008

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  • Front cover - IEEE Potentials - Nov.-Dec. 2008

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents - Vol 27 No 6

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 1 - 2
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  • Editorial (Moore's Law)

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 3
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  • The way ahead (SBC 2008)

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 3
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  • IEEE Student Branch profile: Strength in numbers

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 4 - 5
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    In 1947, the small suburb of Thal, Austria, gave birth to Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose motivation and determination would crush his competitors and spur him to become a world-class bodybuilder, global movie star, and governor of the state of California. A few miles east of Thal lies Graz, the second largest city in Austria and itself no stranger to competition. The city boasts six universities, al... View full abstract»

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  • Remembering Pearl Harbor: You don't know Jack

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 6 - 9
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    As dusk takes its last breath, the sun settles beneath a line of crooked pitch pine trees, guarding each side of a darkened two-lane road. With the impending darkness, whitetail deer emerge from the woods and clop across Route 530 in search of grazing areas while battalions of bloodsucking greenhead flies plunge between the scant number of vehicles on the road. The few local businesses still open ... View full abstract»

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  • The evolution of non-biological systems [Essay]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 10
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  • Rules of thumb [Essay]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 11 - 12
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    Over the years, I have been asked many times by students, employees, and peers at management meetings, as to what approaches to my assignments during my career as an engineer and as a manager served me best. While I would always take time to think about the question, the answer was almost always the same, whether one follows a technical career or a career in management├é┬┐"There are four words that ... View full abstract»

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  • My first job: Separating the grain from the chaff

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 13 - 16
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    When I was invited to write an article about my first job, I had to ask, "Which first job?" Our lives are broken into various seasons and as we progress from season to season, the first job in each is probably quite different from the first one in any of the others. So, to avoid having to make a decision on this question, I will write about "My Three First Jobs" and hope that the reader will gain ... View full abstract»

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  • Go with the (micro) flow

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 17 - 25
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    The integration of electronics and optics with miniature fluidic systems has produced remarkable capabilities that have spawned a new industry, primarily in the past decade. Devices made by several companies, most of them start-ups, enable point-of-care analyses for clinical samples and on-site field studies, as well as providing instruments for research and development. The companies, the materia... View full abstract»

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  • How many neurons must one man have, before you call him a man?

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 26 - 33
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    One of the great unsolved problems in science is deciphering the neural code for long-term memory or how the brain stores and represents information. Simply put: How are we that we are? How is longterm memory stored? How is it encoded? How is it lost? Can we hope to build a machine to do what we do naturally? This is an introduction to the both ancient and contemporary problem of the neural code a... View full abstract»

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  • Identity management systems

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 34 - 37
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    Most organizations have difficulty keeping track of and controlling all the user identifiers and passwords across their systems. Identity management (IdM) systems are designed to help manage user identifiers across multiple systems as well as providing a way to manage user access over their lifecycle of roles in the organization. They are tightly integrated with other systems such as those that pr... View full abstract»

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  • An approximation for reconfigurable Fuzzy Takagi-Sugeno networked control

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 38 - 44
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    The paper propose a control strategy from the definition of a Takagi-Sugeno approach, considering computer network reconfiguration. The focus is on computer networks and how control techniques are modified using Fuzzy Takagi-Sugeno control. Control reconfiguration is presented as an available approach for fault coverage in order to keep system performance. Reconfiguration is pursued as a response ... View full abstract»

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  • Gamesman solutions

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 45
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  • 2008 Student Activities Committee e-mail addresses

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  • Gamesman problems

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 48
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IEEE Potentials is the magazine dedicated to undergraduate and graduate students and young professionals.

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