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Issue 1 • Date Jan.-Feb. 2013

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  • Front Cover

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  • Table of Contents

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  • Masthead

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  • [Editorial]

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  • [The Way Ahead]

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  • Gamesman Solutions

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  • IEEE Student Branch Profile: The Long(horn) and the Short of It

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  • The Students Activities Committee 2012 Award Winners and Call for Nominations for 2013 [Student News]

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  • We Recognize the Strength of a Branch

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  • Anywhere! Anytime!

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    There are three things every engineer needs for success today: 1) the knowledge gained through schooling, 2) the attitude to be successful in his/her career, and 3) a passport. A passport? Yes, a passport. In the future it will be one of the most important documents in your possession when it comes to achieving success in your chosen career. View full abstract»

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  • Because It's Always Been About the Thumb...

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  • Undergraduate Research: A Step Toward Innovative and Creative Solutions in Engineering

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    An undergraduate research project provides the future engineer with extensive skills and knowledge related to the theme of the developed project and to the scientific methodology used to plan and perform it. Moreover, it introduces the student into the research world, putting him in contact with experienced researchers and scientific literature. In addition, the student has the opportunity to present to the academic community the results of his work through seminars, lectures, and papers, also developing his skills of reading, writing, and oral communication. In this context, the methodology proposed in this article to plan and execute an undergraduate research project is of paramount importance for engineering students. In the case study presented, the students involved in the development of the project achieved a reasonable synthesis of knowledge on image and video processing as well as in prototyping digital circuits using programmable logic devices and hardware description language, themes only partially addressed (and not necessarily with a connection to each other) during the undergraduate course. Thus, students can avail themselves of these concepts in future applications in these areas, whether as a professional at a design company or as a researcher. The interconnection between the issues approached by the project and the theoretical fundamentals acquired during the studies is always a goal, which reinforces the importance of constructing a solid conceptual foundation to lead to the success of the research project. The project developed in GEPSIN completely achieved its goals as well as the ability to continuously contribute to ongoing and future projects on image and video processing. Future research on the subject will take advantage of the platform to verify the achieved performance under real constraints. View full abstract»

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  • Embedded Medical Devices: Pressure Volume Loops in Rodents

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    Man has been instrumenting the human body with electrical devices since the early 1800s. McWilliam built an electrical stimulator of the heart in 1889. In the 1930s, Hyman built and patented multiple versions of an artificial pacemaker. The first one was operated by a hand crank and spring motor to generate and supply the electricity. Around 1960, battery powered pacemakers arrived on the scene. There are five companies that currently provide pacemakers: Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, and Sorin. Hearing aids, glucose monitors, artificial joints and limbs, and biopotentials monitors are additional devices that can be implanted. View full abstract»

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  • Thermal Management in Embedded Systems: A Software Approach

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    Embedded devices are resourceconstrained devices. They have limited computation power, a small memory footprint, and a low-capacity battery. The computational power is defined by the processor type, its architecture, bus width, and register set. The primary (system) memory available is generally a few megabytes to a gigabyte or two . Secondary storage is either absent or present as flash memory. The batteries provided are of low capacity and need periodic charging depending upon the usage. All these hardware constraints challenged the software developers to design highly optimized software architecture that could fully leverage the capabilities provided by these devices without hampering the performance or user experience. Several algorithms for process scheduling, cache management, memory management, and power management are available that help in achieving the above objectives. View full abstract»

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  • Intro To Logarithms Without Calculus

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    In this article, I will show how logarithms can be introduced without the apparatus of calculus, i.e., by only using the four basic arithmetic operations. This is a useful exercise because it provides an alternative, and perhaps simpler, way to broach the subject. View full abstract»

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  • Cell Phenomena Are Reminiscent of Electric Circuits

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    We have demonstrated an example of a phenomenon inside the living cell that can be modeled the same way as an RC circuit and a few analogues for electric circuits within the cell. This naturally poses the question whether the parallels for all electrical phenomena can be found within the cell, and if so, whether all the cellular processes can be represented as some form of electrical circuits. Are there phenomena inside the cell that require further basic components than in electrical engineering? We hasten to add that analogs phenomena in a physical system and in the real world are nothing new. It so happens that they are not extensively studied in biological systems. View full abstract»

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  • Using Semantic Services in Service-Oriented Information Systems

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    The development of Internet technologies has produced many advanced utilities such as Web services. The World Wide Web Consortium defines a Web service as “a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network. Other systems interact with the Web service in a manner prescribed by its description using simple object access protocol messages, typically conveyed using HTTP with an XML serialization in conjunction with other Web-related standards.” View full abstract»

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  • 2013 Student Activities Committee E-mail Addresses

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  • IEEE Media Advertising Sales Offices

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  • Gamesman Problems

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  • Join the Gaming Empire!

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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