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April 7, 2018, 500 word paper abstracts due for the Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), San Jose
ghtc2018 June 02, 2018 Deadline for full paper submission (4-8 pages) July 15, 2018 Deadline for poster papers (up to 2 pages) August 30, 2018 Submission of accepted final papers (full and poster) for inclusion in conference proceedings
Benefiting humanity through technology, in areas such as clean water, energy, food security, healthcare, and connectivity

May 14-16, 2018, IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE), San Jose
ISPCE2018 All relevant topics for workers and innovators in the product safety area.

June 10-12, 2018, Women in Technology Summit, San Jose
WITI2018 skill building, business plans for tech startups, making your pitch worthy of your ideas, breaking biased habits, vertical market topics

June 26-28, 2018, Sensors Expo & Conference 2018, San Jose
sensors2018 Sensors, connectivity, and systems

June 26-28, 2018, Autonomous Vehicle & Sensors Conference, San Jose
Explore Autonomous Vehicles through panel discussions Sensors_Automotive

June 26-28, 2018, Medical Sensors Design Experience, San Jose
Artificial Intelligence, Drug delivery, ECG & EEG, Medical grade wearables

July 9-11, 2018, 5G World Forum (5GWF'18), Santa Clara
5G in automotive, health, media, IIoT, satellites, standards, regulations IEEE-5G

September 23-27, 2018, Energy Conversation Congress and Exposition (ECCE) 2018, Portland, Oregon
Renewables, smart grid, energy harvesting, reliability, diagnostics, measurement techniquesECCE2018 See ad

October 3-6, 2018, Frontiers in Education, San Jose
Engineering education innovationsFIE See ad

October 18-21, 2018, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), San Jose
ghtc2018 Benefiting humanity through technology, in areas such as clean water, energy, food security, healthcare, and connectivity


MEAD Education MEAD
Advanced engineering short courses in the design of integrated circuits and systems. See ad

Northeastern University, Silicon Valley IoTSurvey
Master of science degrees in STEM fields. See ad

Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering
SCU MS in Sustainable Energy, and certificates in Renewable Energy or Frugal Innovation. See ad

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High-precision product design, procedural development, and fabrication. See ad for InteliTek


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WITI2018 The theme of the upcoming 24th Annual Women in Technology Summit is Visionaries Designing Tomorrow's Tech Markets & Cultures Today, to be held June 10-12, 2018 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose.

Covering the hottest technologies
Autonomous vehicles                    Coaching Track
AI, AR/VR                                     One hour coaching circles
Robotics                                        One-on-one mentoring sessions
Space/Mars exploration               Tech tables
SmartX                                          Skill Building
Blockchain                                    Build. Empower. Inspire.
Inviting both women and men who want to expand their horizons

IoTSurvey On April 14th, Northeastern Univerisity will offer an exciting, hands-on workshop introducing participants to up-and-coming technologies.

Break Into Tech: Northeastern University Silicon Valley Open House

Break into Tech - and learn how we use computer science to:

* Fight cancer
* Recommend movies
* Drive cars

This workshop will give you an understanding of the basics of computer science and see how your background in Humanities, Science, or the Arts can be combined with computer science to give you the ability to work at the juncture of both.
Northeastern University * 6024 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose * Register at Break Into Tech: Northeastern University Silicon Valley Open House

Advanced engineering short courses are organized by MEAD Microelectronics and are held at UC Santa Cruz from March 26-30, 2018

UCSCmead MEAD education short courses are taught by both academic and industrial instructors, which allows the coverage of the theoretical as well as practical aspects of every topic in all courses. The following courses are offered:

Advanced Analog IC Design
Time Assisted Analog Design, Circuit Techniques for OpAmp Speed and Accuracy Improvements, CMOS Switched-Capacitor Circuit Design

Delta-Sigma Data Converters
Delta Sigma Converter Basics, CTDS Modulators, Dynamic Element Matching, Design of Building Blocks for CTDS Modulators

Deadline for registration: February 19, 2018. See

            Engineering with a Mission

   The Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering program offers:

* MS degree in Power Systems and Sustainable Energy.
* Certificate programs in Renewable Energy
and Frugal Innovation

Students interested in the MS degree must satisfy the standard admissions criteria, an undergraduate degree in a field of engineering (physics degrees will also be considered), GRE scores and (for international students) demonstrated proficiency in English. Both TOEFL and IELTS scores are acceptable for this purpose.

To obtain more information, please contact Stacey Tinker at or call 408-554-4313. Mention this ad and your application fee will be waived.


ghtc2018 The Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) will be held on October 18-21, at the Double Tree in San Jose. Paper abstracts up to 500 words are being requested, with a submission deadline of April 7th.

Authors and Presenters must demonstrate a clear understanding of the interrelationship of their work with socio-cultural, socio-economic, policy and environmental factors, and clearly state whether they are presenting preliminary, expected or final results as well as expected or actual impact. Key focus areas include, but are not limited to:

* Affordable & Clean Energy * Agriculture & Food Security * Clean Water & Sanitation * Community engagement, Capacity building, and Behavior Change * Connectivity & Communication * Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery * Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities * Technology Enhanced Quality Education Delivery * Technology Enhanced Healthcare * Technology and Applications for Poverty Alleviation * Other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals * Technology Showcase (exhibit display)


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Project Open NanoCarbon - Monthly meetups/opensci journal club to research, build and deploy open hardware to rapidly solidify gigatonnes of carbon from atmospheric CO2.

Advise & mentor underrepresented young adult entrepreneurs. Flexible time commitment. Business and technology experienced professionals browse details, and apply to join at

IEEE Helps Out at the Synopsys Science and Technology Championship (15 March 2018). The Santa Clara Valley Section of the IEEE sent eleven local IEEE members to help judge projects at the Synopsys Science and Technology Challenge. The science fair was held at the San Jose Convention center on March 15th. IEEE volunteers evaluated over 250 projects in categories that included electrical, mechanical, software and biomedical engineering. The IEEE judges this year were: Keith Gudger, Ken Doniger, Srinivas Vennapureddy, Scott Wakefield, Edward Miller, Wes Ramirez, Jerry Huck, George Rossmann, Dave Goldberg, Jing-Jing Zhang and Charlie Neuhauser. In addition, to the Santa Clara fair, many of these IEEE judges also assisted at the San Mateo and Santa Cruz science fairs.

Local science fairs usually are held during February and March. If you would like to join us next year, please send a note to Charlie Neuhauser at


Sr. Process Technician with over 15 years experience in Semiconductors Equipment Manufacture R&D lab: Wafer processing, characterization, data summary, purchasing, supplies, and inventory control; Seeking opportunities in R&D lab technician, or supply chain. Gana Rimple,

Director level engineering/architect or technical marketing responsibilities with expertise anchored on a variety of networking, cybersecurity and virtualization technologies along with smart utilization of AI/ML technologies. TK Lala,

Materials engineering position, doing research, process and failure analysis, characterization, seeking position in any location, M.S. in Materials Engineering, Jessica Winkler,

Part time contract for marketing collateral, documentation, research, sales, MBA, Sandra Winkler

PhD in Engineering and Applied Science with extensive experience in thin film technology (deposition, lithography, etch), UHV instrumentation and troubleshooting, failure analysis and characterization seeking an opportunity as Process/Product/Application/Failure Analysis Engineer in semiconductor industry, Rahmatollah Eskandari

Data-driven, result-oriented Product Marketing Manager with expertise in technical marketing (sensors, scientific instrumentation), strong scientific background and customer-oriented service support is ready to re-enter the workforce, Nataliya Starostina

Biochemist with 2 years of postdoctoral experience with extensive background in Targeted Drug Delivery applied to Cancer Therapeutics and Vaccine formulations for Vector-Borne Infectious Disease treatment, looking for jobs at biotech and pharmaceutical companies, Zahra Heidari

Successful wafer fab mgr, fabless program mgr, technical & process engineering mgr, technical sales & customer relations, SBIR reviewer, start-up experience, seeking challenges in consulting, management, & engineering, Glenn Friedman

Materials scientist with 15+ years experience in the commercialization of nanomaterials; experience includes materials synthesis, characterization, formulation, and coating; Seeking opportunities in R&D, and/or management. Roland Lee, PhD

Experienced materials scientist with expertise in device processing, micro-fabrication techniques, materials characterization and device applications of nanomaterials; carbon based nanomaterials and their hybrid systems; seeking R&D and materials engineering position in any location, Vasuda Bhatia, PhD

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3/27 SCV CES EMBS SFBA MEMS Bringing True Medical-grade Data to your Fingertips through a Next Generation Wearable, NVIDIA, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm
sensors that continually and wirelessly report health status to a mobile device from within our body, fluorescent, soft, biomaterials, experience in bringing pioneering medical sensor technology to market

3/28 SCV IT An Information-Theoretic Framework for Multi-Hop All-Cast Networks, Stanford EE blg, rm 202, 6:00 pm
framework to characterize the fundamental limits of decode-forward in multi-source, multi-relay, all-cast channels with independent input distributions, extends Shannon's result

4/2 SCV PHOT Multicore Fiber Technology for Space Division Multiplexing, Intel, Santa Clara, 5:30 pm
Advantages, technical challenges, and prospects of Space Division Multiplexing using strongly and weakly-coupled Multicore Fibers (MCFs) as a solution to capacity saturation with Single Mode Fibers

4/4 SCV RAS Low Complexity Real-Time Simultaneous Localization and Mapping Using Velodyne LiDAR Sensor, 7:00 pm, Hacker Dojo, Santa Clara
new perception technologies, self-driving cars, accurate distance and reflectivity measurements at highway speeds as well as very complex urban environments

4/5 SCV REL Machine-Learned Assessment and Prediction of Robust Solid State Storage System Reliability Physics, 6:15 pm, Qualcomm, Santa Clara
acceleration stress can be analyzed leveraging Machine Learning, allows inferential and predictive assessments on reliable SSD design at system-level, in a quantitative and pro-active manner.

4/5 SCV TEMS A New Model of Human Values for Motivating Innovation, National Instruments, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm
managing human motivation, positively motivated by the stimulation and excitement of the perceived expected value of innovation while not negatively demotivated by the fear and insecurity of the perceived expected risk of innovation

4/11 SCV ComSoc Telecommunication Fiber-Optics Cables as Dense Seismic Arrays - a Tale of Dark Fiber , TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm
Despite being installed entirely for telecommunication purposes, these dark fibers are effective in recording both earthquake signals and traffic noise

4/16 SFBA EDS SCV EMBSThe Smaller the Better: A Sub-Millimeter Wireless Neural Stimulator, TI, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm
As device size shrinks, it becomes difficult to deliver sufficient wireless power to operate the device, basic proof-of-concept with stimulation of both deep brain and peripheral nerve targets

4/18 OEB LMAG The North American Power Grid: Past Present and Future, Beeb's Sports Bar & Grill, Livermore, 11:00 am
greatest machine ever assembled by humanity, possible paths forward to address climate change, consequences of continuing carbon based fuels, and promoting energy efficiency in generation, transport and end use of electricity.

4/18 SCV CNSV Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Inventiveness, SEMI, Milpitas, 7:00 pm
In honor of World Intellectual Property Day, learn about contracts and IP from the local USPTO Director, a manufacturing expert and an attorney

4/24 SF IAS A Basic overview of the Natural Gas Engine, San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 5:30 pm
various types of applications and standard componentry of the system; unlike Diesels, this starts with the type of fuel you choose.

4/25 SFBA EPS REL MEMS Reliability for the 21st Century: Meeting Challenges of New Packaging Technologies and New Markets, TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am
complexity, feature sizes, physics of failure, damage metrics, packaging design, qualification, proposed methodologies

4/26 SFBA NANO Nano International Invitational Symposium: Nanomaterials & Nanocomposites Processing, Synthesis & Applications, SEMI Global Headquarters, Milpitas, 9 am to 5 pm
Notable speakers from around the world, self-assembly antiReflective surfaces, spider silk and health care, magnetic thin films, ultraviolet photodetectors, hollow nanostructures

4/26 SFBA PES SCV MAG Optimizing Custom Magnetics for High-Performance Power Supplies, TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm
tradeoffs in power converter and magnetics design, with the goal of improving efficiency and power density, new software tool for analyzing

4/26/ OEB ComSoc SPS Texas Instruments FMCW Integrated Radar and TI's Keystone 2 Multiprocessor Digital Radio, Cattlemens Steakhouse, Livermore, 6:00 pm
demonstration of radar range targeting, radar Rx captured values, digital baseband - digital IF - JESD interface - digital/analog IF - analog RF

4/28 OEB YP Innovate East Bay Conference, Cal State East Bay, Hayward, University Library, 10 am - 4 pm
Whether you are looking to explore new ideas, design innovative solutions, or build a next-generation business, join a community of seasoned and aspiring entrepreneurs, makers, innovators, and community leaders. Get connected to the network of resources, knowledge, and experiences to be a more effective innovator, launch your business, and strengthen the community of innovation in the East Bay.

5/3 SCV TEMS Becoming Hewlett Packard: Why Strategic Leadership Matters, National Instruments, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm
seventh transformation to HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, "corporate becoming," an open-ended ongoing process, role of the CEO, strategic leadership capability

5/9 SFBA EPS Towards Energy Sustainability in Data Centers: Some Thoughts on Energy, Entropy, and Water, TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am
powering the internet and cloud, cooling, energy use, data center design, non-traditional approaches

5/16 OEB LMAG Flipping Bits in The James Webb Space Telescope's Cameras, Beeb's Sports Bar & Grill, Livermore, 11:00 am
Scientific objectives, engineering challenges, and firmware development for the James Webb space telescope

6/1 SVS SAC Technology and Innovation- A talk by IEEE President-Elect, TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm
technology, innovation and/or entrepreneurship, vision for IEEE: focus on membership and transparency at all IEEE levels and balance the operations budget of IEEE.


Sensors, Expo, and Conference
The industry's largest event dedicated to sensors, connectivity, and systems. Early bird registration is now open!

sensors2018 Held June 26-28, 2018, at the San Jose Convention Center. For more information, to go


* Embedded Systems               * IoT, Machine Learning
* 3D Vision, Optical                * AI, 3D LiDAR Solid State
* Nano power, MEMS            * Air quality measurement
* Energy Harvesting              * Printed flexible, stretchable fabric


The IEEE Symposium on Product Safety Engineering (ISPCE) will be held in San Jose from May 14-16. Join product safety and design professionals to discuss and disseminate technical information related to product safety and global regulatory issues. Connect with exhibiting companies in the hall!

ISPCE2018 * Global Market Access & Regulations, Compliance Management
* EMC & Wireless Compliance
* Environmental & Energy Regulations
* Batteries & Energy Storage Systems
* Medical Devices
* Hazard Based Safety
* Engineering & Safety Science
* Forensics, Failure & Risk Analysis, Assessment & Management
* Emerging Technologies & Innovations         Advanced registration rates end April 1. Register now


Senior member elevation meeting to take place on Monday, March 26th, 6 pm, at SVPTI,1762 Technology Drive #228, San Jose (This is new location than in the past). Please google it for direction. Bring three hard copes of your resume, and we will provide IEEE members to review your status and become your references for your senior upgrade. The meeting will take place between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided at this free event

Enjoy the perks of being a Senior in Santa Clara County! For more information, please see ieee-senior-member. Register with Kris Verma, who can be reached at
Additional 2018 senior elevation nights will be June 4, September 10, and December 3.


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InteliTekInc Partners in:             Materials include:
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* Medical                   * Brass
* Prototyping             * Multiple types of Plastics
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