OUSECS meets EIT 2018: Oakland University hosts the 18th Annual IEEE Conference on Electro Information Technology

OUSECS meets EIT 2018: Oakland University hosts the 18th Annual IEEE Conference on Electro Information Technology
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While providing research results, attendees were able to exchange ideas and create discussion between the speakers and themselves.

Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science hosted the 18th Annual IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology in May.

In this three-day conference, researchers from OU and other universities meet to exchange their research results and ideas in electrical engineering and computer engineering and computer science. People from different countries such as Saudi Arabia, China, Dubai and other nations travel to this conference every year to share their findings to students and professors. This event also gave an opportunity for keynote speakers and attendees to network and connect.

Numerous topics were discussed. From computer vision to cybersecurity to power systems, speakers shared information that created and provided knowledge that would help students with their career goals.

“The topics were so interesting,” Western Michigan University student Shahr Alshahr said. “My brother and I came here to try to come up with ideas for our proposals.”

Professor and Department Chair Daniel Aloi, Ph.D., and Professor Subramaniam Ganesan, Ph.D, both of OU’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department, were the general chairs of the conference.

“It was a great experience for me and my colleagues, as this was our second time organizing an event of this magnitude,” Aloi said, referring to the last time OU hosted the conference in 2001. “It was even more special as we were able to showcase our engineering faculty and amazing students, staff and faculty.”

Ganesan received positive feedback about OU from conference attendees.

“Many people that would come here would like to join Oakland,” Ganesan said. “Students would say, ‘oh this is a good place!”

More than 250 papers were submitted for the conference and, after review, 170 papers were selected for presentation. The day included an “Industrial session” with five presentations. Six keynote presentations took place throughout.

The conference was organized, jointly, by OU and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). OU hosted the second IEEE Conference on Electro Information Technology in 2001. It returned to OU after 16 years.