Chair’s Message, November 2016

As always, the IEEE Long Island Section along with its different chapters and committees has been very active which results in a great recognition of the Section worldwide. I would like to share with you a great accomplishment of the Photonics Society Chapter, which received the “IEEE Most Improved Chapter” Award 2016. I had the privilege to attend the IEEE Photonics Conference held in Hawaii on October 2-6, 2016 and receive the award on behalf of the Long Island chapter.

It is my pleasure to report two great activities held last month. The Signal Processing Society Chapter of Long Island invited a Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Monika Sabrina Greco, on October 18, 2016, who gave a wonderful presentation on “Advanced techniques for RADAR detection in the non-Gaussian background.” The lecture was highly appreciated by the faculty, Engineers, and students who attended the meeting.

Another major event held last month is the Long Island Photonics Conference on October 21, 2016, organized by the IEEE Photonics Society of Long Island in collaboration with the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center at Farmingdale State College. Two IEEE Photonics Distinguished Lecturers presented interesting talks on the latest research and developments in photonics.

Nonlinear Optics in AIGaAs: Past, Present, and Future
J. Stewart Aitchison, Department of Electrical & Computer Engg, University of Toronto

Space-Time Dualities and Temporal Imaging
Brian Kolner, Department of Electrical & Computer Engg, University of California

In addition, experts in the photonics field both from academic institutions and industry gave presentations on different aspects of photonics technology. President, Provost and Dean of Farmingdale State College graced the conference. Thanks to the Conference Chairs, Dr. M. Nazrul Islam, Dr. Adam Filios and Prof. Marjaneh Issapour, for organizing the great event which was attended by over 70 people including faculty, Engineers, and students.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


M. Nazrul Islam, PhD
IEEE Long Island Section