Student Branch Chapters

A student branch chapter is a geographically based unit of the SMC Society and the Region. They represent and fulfill the needs of student members at specific universities.

Student branch chapters provide student members with valuable opportunities to meet face to face and host local activities. They operate similar to a regular society Chapter.

Establishing a SMC Society Student Branch Chapter

A SMC Society Student Branch can be established at any location where there's an IEEE Student Branch. If an IEEE Student Branch doesn't exist at your university, speak with an adviser to find out how to create one. The process for starting an IEEE Student Branch can be found on IEEE.org.

SMC Society Student Branch Chapters

Student branch chapters have been established in Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Taiwan, Tunisia, the UK, and the US.

Australia

University of Technology, Sydney Student Branch Chapter

  • Established: 2015
  • Officers:
  • Recent Activities:
    • Invitation of Prof. Jimeng Sun from Georgia Institute of Technology for academic seminar and communication
    • Join the KDD conference together which was held in Sydney
    • Volunteer activities for the Australasian Data Mining Conference which was hosted by UTS
  • Future Activities:
    • Regular academic workshops by chapter
  • Contact: Changxing Ding

Canada

Simon Fraser University Student Branch Chapter

  • Established: 2015
  • Officers:
  • Chapter Website
  • Recent Activities:
    • We have been holding regular meetings where new and experienced members can build and design new robots, as well as contribute to the competition robots. In addition, we have held a workshop at a local science camp where students from ages 10-12 gained exposure to the VEX Robotics system
  • Future Activities:
    • We hope to qualify for the 2016 VEX Robotics World Championships in April 2016. We are also hosting a local VEX Robotics competition at SFU near the end of November.
  • Contact: Julian Lo

China

Chongqing University Student Branch Chapter

  • Established: 2007
  • Officers
  • Recent Activities:
    • Organizing seminars:
      Participation in different Distinguished Lecturer activities
  • Future Activities:
    • Organizing seminars:
      Participation in different Distinguished Lecturer activities
    • Strong IEEE SMC recruitment activities
  • Contact: Runzong Liu

Guangdong Institute of Technology Student Branch Chapter

  • Established: 2017
  • Contact: Baifu Huang

Hebei University Student Branch Chapter

  • Established: 2007
  • Contact: Qiang He
  • Recent Activities:
    • Weekly Wednesday Seminar, SVM research group, Maching Learning seminar

Harbin Institute of Technology Graduate School in Shenzhen Student Branch Chapter

  • Established: 2007
  • Contact: Xian-jun Meng
  • Recent Activities:
    • Hosted the first IEEE SMC Day at Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School

University of Science and Technology Beijing Student Branch Chapter

  • Established: 2009
  • Contact: Wei Xu

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Baptist University Student Branch Chapter

  • Established: 2008
  • Contact: Limin Cui
  • Recent Activities:
    • Supported ICWAPR conference, co-organized SMC Best Student Paper Contest in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Polytechnic University Student Branch Chapter

  • Established: 2012
  • Officers
  • Recent Activities:
    • Supported IEEE SMC 2015 conference which was held in Hong Kong in October
    • Organize some technical talks given by invited guests
  • Future Activities:
    • Support IEEE SMC conference and ICMLC conferences in 2016
  • Contact: Yanxing Hu

Hungary

Óbuda University Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Student Branch Chapter


Italy

University of Cagliari Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Student Branch Chapter


Mexico

Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Student Branch Chapter

Veracruzana Universidad-Fac De Ing Elect Y Comm Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Student Branch Chapter


Pakistan

IEEE U C E T - The Islamia University of Bahawalpur IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Student Branch Chapter

  • Established: 2018
  • Chair: Muhammad Usman Arshad
    • Tel: +923040782669
    • Address: Office suite 111, Department of Computer System Engineering, UCE&T, Baghdad-ul-Jadeed Campus, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Taiwan

National Chung Hsing University Student Branch Chapter

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Student Branch Chapter

  • Established: 2007
  • Contact: Li-Wei Lee
  • Recent Activities:
    • Regular Computational Intelligence Reading meetings

Taiwan Ocean University Student Branch Chapter

Yuan Ze University Student Branch Chapter


Tunisia

National School of Engineers in Sfax Student Branch Chapter


United Kingdom

City University of London Student Branch Chapter


United States

Long Island University Student Branch Chapter

  • Established: 2012
  • Officers:
  • Chapter Website
  • Recent Activities:
    • Organized distinguished lecturer events:
      - "Immersive Technology", Dr. George Chang, Dean, the College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences, Kean University, New Jersey, May 8, 2015, Friday, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Room: HS 119, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, NY.
      - "Dark Matter Based Theory for Oregon Vortex, Mystery Spots and Gravity Hills", Sing H. Lin, Ph.D., IEEE Life Senior Member, April 24, 2015, Friday, Time: 6:00 to 8:30 PM, Room: HS 119, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, NY.
      - "The Big Data Challenge: From Machine  Learning and Pattern Recognition Perspective", co-sponsarship with North Jersey Chapter IEEE SMC Society, Professor Daniel So Yeung,  IEEE Fellow, South China University of Technology, China, March 6, 2015, Friday, 6:00pm-8:30pm, Room: HS 119, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, NY.
      - "Building Next Generation Physical Meets Digital Solution" - Dr. Hendrik Hamann, Manager, Physical Analytics, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, February 27, 2015, Friday, 6:00pm-8:30pm, Room: HS 119, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, NY.
  • Future Activities:
    • Organizing distinguished lecturer events:
      - "Network Sciences & Big Data Analytics", October 9, 2015 - IEEE Day 2015 Celebration,Dr. Ching-Yung Lin, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, IBM Chief Scientist, Graph Computing Research and an IBM Distinguished Researcher. He is an IEEE Fellow and IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.
      - Dr. Kevin W. Lu, Adjunct Professor, Stevens Tech. , Nov. 20, 2015, Friday, 6 ~ 8PM, HS 119, The Internet of Things
      - "Big Data and Intelligent Internet of Things (iIoT)" , December 4, 2015 - Dr. Shu-Ping Chang, Software Development Manager, Cognitive Computing, IBM TJ Watson Research Center.
      - Dr. Zhixiong Chen, Professor and Program Director of Information Assurance and Security in the School of Art and Science at Mercy College, New York, the center of the Mercy College Cybersecurity Education Center that is one of the national centers of the Academic Excellence. Topic & Date to be determined for Fall 2015.
      - "Big Data Analytic for Business Applications", 2016, Prof. Leon S. L. Wang, Vice President of Academic Affairs, NUK (National University of Kaohsiung), Taiwan.
      - Topic on Robotics, 2016, IEEE 2016 National Engineers Week Celebration at NYU, Polytechnic School of Engineering, co-sponsorship with NY IEEE Section, Imin Kao, Ph. D., Professor, Associate Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, at Stony Brook University, New York.
  • Contact: Ping-Tsai Chung, Amit Shingala

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