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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October Section Newsletter

Aloha and welcome to the October issue of the IEEE Hawaii Section Newsletter!
We have many opportunities for individuals to make a difference in
their communities and profession through the IEEE. The IEEE is 

staffed at the local level by volunteers. We need members willing  to 
step up  and volunteer to help us accomplish our mission.  Any 
IEEE member who might be willing to serve as an officer in the 
Hawaii Section is urged to contact our nominations chair:

In this issue:
  1. New Members Welcome!
  2. Senior Member Elevation
  3. Calendar of Activities
  4. Employment
  5. Additional News and Links


1. New Members in the Hawaii Section:

We extend a hearty welcome to new members, Christopher Acosta,  

Collin Au, Kent Beck, Conrad Chong, Michael Dubiel, Jesse Fines, 
Matthias Fripp, Owen Fuellas, Jean Guzman-Vazquez, Sean Hara, 
John Holdaway, Stephen Mau, Robert Nakata, Erica Nana, 
Pavel Senin, Joshua Stanhiser, Fernan Suela, Ken Uchida, 
and Mark Hoffman who joined this month.

Welcome also to
 members, Vincent Howard, Samual Erwin, and 
Christopher Kodama who recently moved into the Hawaii Section.
2.  Senior Member Elevation
Senior Member status brings many benefits: 
If anyone is interested in getting elevated as a IEEE senior member
and has the necessary qualifications, they should contact section
leaders and/or other senior/fellow members, such as, our section secretary, 

Kishore at , about initiating the process.
4. Calendar of Activities:
* November 2-3 – IEEE Region 6  Meeting in Seattle 
(at the Seattle Airport Doubletree Hotel).

*Novemver 5 – Our Section's monthly EXCOM Meeting

This meeting, which starts at 5:30 pm (5 NOV 2013) at Zippy's on
Nimitz, is our  monthly EXCOM meeting. Anyone interested in serving as 

an officer for the upcoming year should try to attend or let John Borland 
know you are willing to serve.His email address is 
We need candidates for Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.
It's an open meeting for IEEE members and guests, i.e., the general public.. 
Come out and help plan activities, esp., the election.  Please register using 
this link if can attend:

*December 16-18 - IEEE SOCA 2013 Conference at Poipu Beach, Kauai

IEEE International Conference on Service Oriented Computing &
Applications (SOCA 2013) provides an international forum for
researchers from multiple disciplines to exchange and share their
experiences, ideas, and latest research results on all aspects of
service-oriented computing. Papers from industry in services
science are also welcome. Check out the conference website for more

*January 6-9, 2014 - HICSS Conference, Hilton Waikoloa, Big Island

Conference Chairman: Ralph H. Sprague, Jr., University of Hawaii,

*February 3-6, 2014 - ICNC 2014, Honolulu, Hawaii

International Conference on Computing, Networking and

*April 13-16, 2014 - IEEE-NEMS Conference 2014 in Waikiki

Organizing Chair: Aaron T. Ohta, University of Hawaii, USA Deadline
for papers September 15, 2013: Paper submission (2-6 pages).

5. Employment

Are you looking for a job? Here are some great resources from IEEE.
IEEE sites with job listings and other resources:

6. Additional News and Links:

Become a Student Branch Mentor. We have two student branches, i.e.,
UH-Manoa and UH-Maui. Each needs a Student Branch Mentor. 

The student branch chooses it's mentor  and nominates him or her through the following form:
Jeremy Bos <> expressed 
an interest in being the Mentor for UH_Maui. We hope he will follow 
through on this and wish him the best and every encouragement.

Become a mentor to recent graduates, new professionals or
professionals making a career change. This is done through the IEEE
Mentor Center.

Sign up:

Links for further information about IEEE Hawaii:

Check out our website: or read my blog:  
We are also on LinkedIn:
As is our Computer Chapter:

Send your newsletter suggestions and questions to

IEEE Hawaii Section <>.

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