YP Montreal Panel Discussion in IEEE PEDS Conference (in-person)

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The IEEE Young Professionals Montreal Panel Discussion at the esteemed IEEE PEDS 2023 Conference is your exclusive opportunity to gain valuable insights into the professional journeys of seven accomplished young professionals.

 Date: August 10th, 2023
 Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
📍  ÉTS, Université du Quebec: Auditorium A-1600, Block A, 1st Floor, 1100 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1K3, Canada

Immerse yourself in an inspiring discussion as these remarkable panelists share their personal experiences, triumphs, and challenges encountered on their path to success. Explore the multifaceted dimensions of their professional lives, including the role that family plays in shaping their careers.

Uncover the secrets to achieving professional excellence and discover how these outstanding individuals have excelled in their respective fields. From academia to industry, our panelists represent a diverse range of expertise and can provide valuable insights to empower your own professional growth.

Gain unparalleled guidance and actionable strategies as our panelists reveal the pivotal moments, career choices, and skills that have propelled them forward. Learn from their experiences and discover new perspectives to enhance your own professional journey.

Connect with fellow young professionals and expand your network during this engaging event. Forge new connections, exchange ideas, and leverage the collective wisdom of the IEEE community.

Secure your seat now! Limited spots available. Register to reserve your place at this enriching panel discussion.

Join us on August 10th, 2023, and embark on a transformative journey as you delve into the professional lives of our distinguished panelists. 


  Date and Time




  • Date: 10 Aug 2023
  • Time: 10:45 AM to 12:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • ÉTS, Université du Quebec, 1100 Notre-Dame St W
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Canada H3C 1K3
  • Building: Block A, 1st Floor
  • Room Number: Auditorium A-1600
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  • Starts 10 July 2023 05:17 PM
  • Ends 09 August 2023 12:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Dr. Matthew Posner Dr. Matthew Posner of photonics education at Optonique


Dr. Matthew Posner is Director of workforce and photonics education at Optonique, the optics and photonics industry cluster in Quebec province, Canada. Previously, he was a Process Scientist at Excelitas Technologies specialising in diffusion, oxidation and chemical vapour deposition in silicon devices. He obtained an MEng in electronics engineering from the University of Southampton in 2013 and a PhD from the Optoelectronics Research Centre,University of Southampton in 2017.

Matthew’s doctoral research was in the subject area of photonic integrated circuits and planar Bragg gratings for applications in quantum science and sensing. His research experience is in integrated waveguide design, cleanroom fabrication and laser materials processing methods for fabrication, and device characterisation and packaging.

Matthew is an active science communicator and passionate about “getting the science out of the lab”. He is an early-career member of the OSA, SPIE, IEEE Photonics Society, through which he supports outreach education and public engagement activities. He has contributed to raising close to £40,000 for outreach education and public engagement programs. e has received awards for his endeavours, with the most notable featuring the 2017 University of Southampton Student Union’s Award for Best Contribution to a Society and the 2015 South East England Physics Network Public Engagement Innovation Award.

Matthew has been actively involved in the University of Southampton’s Optics and Photonics Society, which is comprised of an SPIE, OSA and IEEE Photonics Society student chapters. He served as chapter Student Mentor, President and 2 terms as Outreach Officer, where he directed the chapter’s Lightwave Roadshow, an outreach education and public engagement research programme.

Matthew is fluent in English and French, and proficient in Spanish and Mandarin. He is a proud parent and is on a path of continuous education with his family. In his free time, Matthew cycles, climbs and goes mountaineering.

Address:Montreal, Canada

Dr.  Seyed Masoud Mohseni-Bonab Dr. Seyed Masoud Mohseni-Bonab of IREQ and Laval University


Seyed Masoud Mohseni-Bonab is a highly accomplished electrical engineer and a distinguished Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). With a stellar academic background, he earned his B.Sc. degree from Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran, in 2010, his M.Sc. degree from the University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran, in 2014, and his Ph.D. degree from Université Laval, Québec, Canada in 2020, all in electrical engineering.


As a renowned researcher in the Digital Systems department of the Hydro-Québec Research Institute (IREQ), Dr. Mohseni-Bonab brings a wealth of experience to his position, including an internship in the Power Systems Simulation and Evolution department. He has also served as a researcher at the Natural Resources Canada's CanmetENERGY Research Center (Government of Canada) between April 2018 and May 2019, further cementing his expertise in the field.


In addition to his exceptional work at IREQ, Dr. Mohseni-Bonab also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Laval University, where he co-supervises graduate students in industrial projects, which align with IREQ's needs. He and his academic team at Laval University have recently secured several prestigious grants for different international and local projects, highlighting his outstanding contributions to the field.


Dr. Mohseni-Bonab is a widely respected authority in electrical engineering and has served on the Editorial board for Electric Power Systems Research (EPSR), Springer Electrical Engineering (Archiv für Elektrotechnik) and other notable publications, including several IET guest editorial experiences. He has also received several awards for his exceptional work, including the IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution 2019 Premium award.


Dr. Mohseni-Bonab boasts an impressive repertoire of scholarly works, having authored and co-authored a multitude of papers that have been published in prestigious scientific journals and presented at renowned international conferences. His research pursuits are focused on a trifecta of topics that encompass the operation, security, and economy of power systems and smart grids, as well as the integration of renewable energy resources, all while employing cutting-edge stochastic approaches.

Address:Montreal, Canada

Dr.  Qingsong Wang Dr. Qingsong Wang of ETS University


Qingsong Wang received the B.Sc. degree in automotive engineering from Jilin University, Changchun, China, in 2012, the M.Sc. degree in automotive engineering from Tongji University, Shanghai, China, in 2015, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, in 2018. Between July and September in 2017, he was a visiting research associate at WEMPEC, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

He is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, École de technologie supérieure-University of Québec, Canada. From 2018 to 2019, he was a postdoctoral research fellow with the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; from 2019 to 2021, he was a Lecturer with Coventry University, Coventry, UK. His research interests include electrical machines and wireless power transfer, with applications on electrified transportation and renewable energy systems. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers in top journals and conference proceedings. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification and a leading guest editor of Energies.

Address:Montreal, Canada

Dr.  Carla Mouradian Dr. Carla Mouradian of Ericsson Canada


Carla Mouradian is a Senior Researcher at Ericsson Research, Canada. She received the bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Aleppo, Syria, in 2009. She obtained the M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Information Systems Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 2014 and 2018, respectively. She joined Ericsson Research, Canada in 2021. Her research interests include distributed edge cloud orchestration, artificial intelligence, and Network Functions Virtualization. Before joining Ericsson, she was a postdoctoral research fellow from the Canadian research organization MITACS, working at Ericsson Research Canada on different aspects of distributed edge cloud orchestration. Carla holds more than 10 patents. She is a member of the IEEE Communications Society and serves as a reviewer for many international journals and conferences.

Address:Montreal, Canada

Dr. Jasmine Boparai Dr. Jasmine Boparai of MDA Canada


Jasmine Boparai (Graduate student Member, IEEE) received the B.Tech and M.Tech degrees in electronics and communication engineering from Punjab Technical University, India, in 2009 and 2011 and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 2023. Presently, she serves as a Member Technical Staff II at MDA, Montreal. From 2011 to 2017, Jasmine held the position of Assistant Professor at Chitkara University, India. Her Ph.D. research focused on dielectric characterization of malignant and healthy skin mimicking tissue phantoms for early detection of skin cancer. She was the recipient of the McGill Engineering Doctoral Award.

Address:Montreal, Canada

Dr. Miloud Rezkallah Dr. Miloud Rezkallah of Energy Intelligence Research and Innovation Center (CR2ie) and ETS University


Miloud Rezkallah (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.Tech. degree in electrical machines and drive from the University of Science and Technology USTO, Oran, Algeria, and the M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees in power electronics and system control from École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Université, Montréal, QC, Canada, in 2010 and 2016, respectively. From 2016 to December 2021, he was a Postdoctoral Research and Assistance Researcher with the Department of Electrical Engineering, ETS. He is a Senior Researcher and project manager with Energy Intelligence Research and Innovation Center (CR2ie), Cégep de Sept-Îles, Sept- Îles, Quebec, Canada, and an Adjunct Professor with Electrical Engineering Department, ETS. His research interests include the control and design of microgrids, renewable energy generations and applications, electrical vehicle, and energy storage systems.

Address:Montreal, Canada

Dr. Ali Moeini Dr. Ali Moeini of Hydro-Québec Research Center (CRHQ)


Ali Moeini (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Laval University, Quebec City, QC, Canada, in 2016. He joined Hydro-Quebec as a power system researcher in 2014. He is a project manager at the system simulation unit, Hydro-Québec Research Center (CRHQ). He is also adjunct professor at Laval University and ETS.

Address:Montreal, Canada