Public Invited to Engineering Seminar Series Beginning Oct. 13

MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Florida Institute of Technology Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in the College of Engineering presents technical talks in the fall Series of ECE Seminars (SECES). The talks provide an open forum for Florida Tech students and faculty to interact with professionals and researchers from the industry and government. All presentations, held on the Florida Tech campus, are free and open to the public.

This fall, SECES will feature two distinguished lecturers, Mark Steffka, General Motors Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) specialist, and Omar M. Ramahi, University of Waterloo professor of electrical and computer engineering. Both speakers are internationally recognized experts in their respective fields. The lectures are co-sponsored by the EMC Society and Antennas and Propagation/Microwave Theory and Techniques (AP/MTT) Society, chapters of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in Melbourne, Fla.

An adjunct professor at the University of Detroit, Steffka will discuss “Automotive EMC” on Oct. 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Skurla Aeronautics Building, Room A110. Ramahi, an IEEE Fellow, will talk about “What Causes Radiation?” on Nov. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Olin Engineering Complex Auditorium, Room EC118.

Other upcoming SECES presentations include “On the Ubiquity and Training Methods for the Support Vector Machine,” Oct. 21, by Christopher G. Sentelle, L-3 CyTerra; “Evolutionary Multi-objective Optimization of ART Neural Network Architectures,” Nov. 1, by Michael Georgiopoulos, University of Central Florida Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; “Wireless Sensor Network for Measurement of Hurricane Impact on Man-Made Structures,” Nov. 3, by Ivica Kostanic, Florida Tech ECE Department; and “Denoising of Low-dose Computer Tomography Imagery,” Nov. 15, by Samuel P. Kozaitis, ECE Department.

The times and locations can be found at To register, visit It is recommended that those interested in attending register at least two days prior to the talk. For more information, call (321) 674-8060. Follow SECES on Twitter at

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