30th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium @ Chicago Hyatt Regency
May 23 – May 27 all-day

IPDPS is an international forum for engineers and scientists from around the world to present their latest research findings in all aspects of parallel computation. In addition to technical sessions of submitted paper presentations, the meeting offers workshops, tutorials, and commercial presentations & exhibits.

IPDPS represents a unique international gathering of computer scientists from around the world. Now, more than ever, we prize this annual meeting as a testament to the strength of international cooperation in seeking to apply computer science technology to the betterment of our global village.

IEEE WOMEN IN ENGINEERING MEETING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NOKIA @ Illinois Institute of Technology, Rice Campus, Auditorium,
Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm


5:30-6:15pm: Networking

6:15-7:35pm: Showing of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, a documentary that exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap.

7:35-8:00pm: Discussion: CODE raises the question “what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?”

Chicago Section Board Meeting @ Devry University - Room A230
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Chicago Section Board Meeting – Open to all IEEE members

IAS – Board Meeting
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


IAS Board Lunch Meeting and Officer Elections

TEMS @ Glen Ellyn Public Library, Meeting Room A.
Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Natalya Rowland will present an overview of logistics of parts distribution methodology at Caterpillar Inc. For 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2015 sales and revenues of $47.011 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.


  • 6:30 – Networking
  • 6:55 – 7:00: Introduction and announcements
  • 7:00 – 8:00: Talk by Natalya Rowland and Q/A

Participants can claim PDH/CEU.

Natalya Rowland is a Lifecycle Manager for Caterpillar Large Wheel Loaders & Wheel Dozers. Natalya received a BS in Mathematics/Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MS in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. During her time at Caterpillar Natalya held positions in Caterpillar Parts Distribution Services and Hydraulic Components Product Group gaining experience in multiple functional areas, such as inventory management, supply chain, engineering, and product management. In her current role Natalya is responsible for maintaining an optimal service options portfolio for CAT LWL and WD machines.


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2016 IEEE Douglas M. Staszesky Recipient – Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour

Illinois Institute of Technology Bodine Chair Professor Mohammad Shahidehpour has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the IEEE Douglas M. Staszesky Distribution Automation Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize those who have made a significant contribution to making the automation of electric utility distribution systems a practical reality. Doug Staszesky worked… Read more


News from the Section Chair, April 2016

Hello IEEE Chicago Section Members, Spring is in the air. A time for renewal and growth. New and hopefully improved versions are created. Like a tree whose leaves fell off at the end of the year looking forward to the buds and warm weather bring back leaves that provide much needed nutrients to support it…. Read more


News from the Section Chair, March 2016

Hello IEEE Chicago Section, I apologize that I have not gotten this out sooner, as it has been a while since you have heard from past Chair Vickie Peters. I would like to introduce myself to those who may not know me. I am honored to have been chosen to chair this year and look… Read more




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