CTSoc World Newsletter


The Consumer Technology Society (CTSoc) strives for the advancement of the theory and practice of Electronic Engineering and of the allied arts and sciences with respect to the field of Consumer Electronics and the maintenance of high professional standing among its members, which now number over 5000. The society has long been the premier technical association in the Consumer Electronics Industry. Researchers from countries around the world author CTSoc publications and presentations. Activities of the CTSoc are directed by the society's administrative committee (Board of Governors), whose members represent the technical and commercial breadth of the organization.


To promote CTSoc news among all members and interested non-member parties, the CTSocWN features call for papers and announcements of upcoming conferences and events, as well as the current table of contents of the society's flagship magazine and transactions. The newsletter includes multiple hyperlinks to general and reference information about the society. You will receive a copy of this newsletter if you join the society.





Dr Alireza Jolfaei is an Associate Professor of Cyber Security and Networking in the College of Science and Engineering at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Distinguished Speaker of the ACM. His main research interest is in Cyber-Physical Systems Security. Before Flinders University, he has been a faculty member with Macquarie University, Federation University, and Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, USA. He received the prestigious IEEE Australian Council award for his research paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. Dr Jolfaei is a board member of the IEEE Consumer Technology Society's publications. He has served as the Secretary of the IEEE NSW Chapter on Consumer Technology, as the Chairman of the Computational Intelligence Society in the IEEE Victoria Section, and also as the Chairman of Professional and Career Activities for the IEEE Queensland Section.

Past Editor-in-Chief

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Stuart Lipoff is the president of the consulting and contract engineering firm of IP Action Partners. In this role, he provides clients with management consulting and technology-based consulting across a wide variety of industries drawing on the base of the communications industry and technology expertise in the domains of communications, information, technology, consumer electronics, e-business, and media. Previously he was employed by Arthur D Little Inc, Motorola Communications Division, and Bell and Howell Communications. He is an IEEE fellow and past president of the IEEE CTSoc. He is currently the VP of Industry and Standards Activities and was previously VP of Publications for CTSoc where he prepared the monthly CTSoc World eZine for the last eleven years. Mr Lipoff holds BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Engineering Physics, both from Lehigh University; an MSEE degree from Northeastern University, and an MBA degree from Suffolk University. He is a registered professional engineer in Massachusetts and Nevada. He is a named inventor on seven U.S. patents, received an IEEE Centennial Medal in 1984, a Millennium Medal in 2002, and the best paper award at the 1989 International Conference on Consumer Electronics. Significant accomplishments include managing the project that developed the DOCSIS cable modem specifications, developing recommendations adopted by the FCC mandating the phase-in of digital video tuners in TV receivers, and implementing direct delivery electronic data interchange standards for the grocery industry.





Ambreen Hanif is affiliated with Propsa Group, an Australian fintech that offers flexible financing options to Australian small businesses. Ambreen received her Master of Research Degree in AI processes and data analytics from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Her research interests are Machine Learning, Natural language Processing, and Explainable Artificial Intelligence. She is currently working on her industry-sponsored PhD project.





Ali Mehrabi is a research fellow in Neuromorphic hardware at International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) at Western Sydney University. His research is on the applications of Neuromorphic computing in cybersecurity and Neuromorphic vision systems modelled after the human Retina. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Macquarie University. Master's and Bachelor's degrees both in Electronic engineering. He has more than 10 years of Industry experience. He worked as an R&D engineer focusing on FPGA hardware development for 3 years. Later, he joined Siemens' Automation Industry, Sensors and Industrial communications department and served in the roles of a technical service engineer, project engineer, and product manager.






Graeme Thomas is an MPhil/PhD Student at the School of Computing, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He is currently a senior software engineer in the Oil and Gas Industry. He has completed a BSc. (Hons) in Computer Science at Greenwich University, London and an Executive Master of Business Administration at the University of Western Australia in Perth, and is completing a Masters in Cyber Security at Deakin University, Melbourne. He is a member of the IEEE and the past Chair of The Computer Automation Society in Western Australia. His research interest includes Quantum Computing, AI, Cyber-Security and advanced technologies.