IEEE Sets Fall Conference: The Southeastern Michigan chapter of IEEE will hold its 2013 fall conference Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Adoba Hotel, formerly the Hyatt Regency, in Dearborn. Registration and a poster session begins at 5 p.m., with technical presentations from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m., the keynote address at 8 p.m., followed by awards, recognition and cultural activities. The keynoter is Sonya F. Sepahban, senior vice president for engineering, development and technology at General Dynamics Land Systems. The guest of honor for the evening is Virinder Moudgil, president and CEO of Lawrence Technological University, and special recognition for Risgard “Reggie” Huff, director of the Neighborhood Services Organization and adjunct faculty member at Wayne State University. The master of ceremonies is Matt Roush, editor of the WWJ Technology Report. There will also be technical presentations on securing personal electronic devices from Atul Prakash, professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan; the changing face of the technology professional from consultant Jeff Beyer; mind-controlled robots and non-invasive prosthetic devices from Dean Aslam, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Michigan State University; and the post-recession job market from Dan Trudeau, senior staffing specialist at the PRA Group Inc.; non-linear manifold learning from William Grosky, chair of the computer and information sciences department at the University of Michigan-Dearborn; permutation measurement in similarity retrieval from Ishwar Sethi, professor of computer science and engineering at Oakland University; networked automotive battery management systems from Le Yi Wang, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Wayne State University; embedded sensors to measure structural armor health from Thomas Meitzler, senior technical specialist at the electrified armor laboratory of the United State’s Army’s Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center; and technology in the “age of mindfulness” from Jasprit Singh, professor of electrical engineering, computer science and applied physics at the University of Michigan. The cost to attend is $25 for students, $45 for members and $60 for nonmembers if paid before Nov. 1, and $35, $60 and $70 respectively thereafter. More at Authors wishing to participate in the poster session must submit a poster title and abstract (lessthan 150 words) to Rajeev Verma ( by Oct. 25.