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March 19, 2018

Flipping Bits in The James Webb Space Telescope’s Cameras

by @ 11:39 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 
OEB Life Member Affinity Group 
Subject: Flipping Bits in The James Webb Space Telescope’s Cameras
– Scientific objectives, engineering challenges, and firmware development for the James Webb space telescope…
Speaker: Dr. Lance Simms, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 
Time: 11:00 am: Registration and networking; 11:30 am: luncheon; 12:15 pm: Presentation; 1:30 pm: Adjourn
Cost: $10 includes lunch
Location: Beeb’s Sports Bar & Grill, 915 Clubhouse Drive, Livermore 
Event Details: eventbrite.com/e/luncheon-and-speaker-flipping-bits-in-the-james-webb-space-telescopes-cameras-tickets-44195475858

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Break Into Tech: Northeastern University Silicon Valley Open House

by @ 10:12 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 
ADVANCE YOUR CAREER WITH ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

IoTSurveyOn 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

 

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March 13, 2018

50 Years of Computer Architecture: From Mainframe CPUs to Neural-Network TPUs and Open RISC-V

by @ 9:29 pm. Filed under Circuits, Computers/Software, Semiconductors, Signal Processing
 

Thursday, March 15, 2018 
SCV Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS), Computer Society (CS), and Signal Processing Society (SPS) 
Subject: 50 Years of Computer Architecture: From Mainframe CPUs to Neural-Network TPUs and Open RISC-V
– Since the ending of Moore’s Law and Dennard scaling has stalled performance of general-purpose microprocessors, domain-specific computer architectures are the only option left. An early example of this trend introduced by Google in 2015 is the Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) for cloud-based deep neural networking …
Speaker: Prof. David Patterson, Google and University of California, Berkeley 
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 6:30 pm: Presentation: 7:45 pm: Q&A; 8:00 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: IEEE SSCS/CAS/CS/SPS/CIS society members: Free: Students: $3 (Register at Door $3): IEEE (non-society) members:$7 (Register at Door $10); Non-members: $10 (Register at Door $15)
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs/ 

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February 24, 2018

Career TechUp Series: Learning Through Experience

by @ 12:13 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

IoTSurveyOn April 14th, Northeastern Univerisity will offer an exciting, hands-on workshop introducing participants to up-and-coming technologies.
Career TechUp Series: Learning Through Experience
Student will:

* Build their own smart product with Raspberry Pi
* Learn more about Bitcoin transactions
* Participate in computer science hands-on activity (also for those who have no technical background!)

The Break Into Tech workshop provides an introduction to basic computing concepts for those with non-technical background. This will focus on giving a broad understanding of the fundamental and trending topics in computer science, using real-life examples during the hands-on session. Attendees get a chance to participate in a mini hack-a-thon where you collaborate with others and test out your new computer programming skills. See you on campus!

Northeastern University * 6024 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose * Register at Career TechUp Series: Learning Through Experience

 

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January 31, 2018

Running Sparse and Low-Precision Neural Networks: An Interactive Play between Software and Hardware

by @ 1:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

Thursday, March 8, 2018 
SCV Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) 
Subject: Running Sparse and Low-Precision Neural Networks: An Interactive Play between Software and Hardware
– hardware/software co-design for performance acceleration of deep neural networks is necessary, trends of machine learning study in academia and industry…
Speaker: Hai “Helen” Li, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University 
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking, registration, and refreshments; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: IEEE CIS members: free; Students: $3 (Register at Door $3); IEEE (non-CIS) members : $7 donation (Register at Door $10); Non-members: $10 (Register at Door $15) 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara 
Event Details: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cis/upcoming_events.html 

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January 29, 2018

Call for Papers – 5G Technologies

by @ 6:42 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Consumer Electronics
 

Seeking contributions on how to nurture and cultivate 5G technologies and applications for the benefit of society, the 2018 IEEE 1st 5G World Forum (5GWF’18) is sending out a call for Papers, Tutorials, Panels, Sessions, Workshops.
* 5G Vertical Sessions * 5G Applications
* Automotive, Intelligent Transport * 5G Topical Sessions
* 5G for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) * 5G Security and Privacy
* E-Health and Mobile Health over 5G Networks * Standards and Deployment
* Disrupting Media and Entertainment in the 5G Era * Workshops
* Policy and Regulation in the 5G Era * IoT in the 5G Era Workshop
* Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds * Tactile Internet Workshop
* 5G Satellite Networks: Applications, Challenges and Standards

See ieee-wf-5g.org/call-for-papers/ for more information. Submissions due February 15, 2018. The conference will be on July 9-11, 2018 in Santa Clara.

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January 25, 2018

Building Intuition into Adversarial Examples in Deep Learning

by @ 2:33 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Signal Processing
 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
SCV Signal Processing Society (SPS)
Subject: Building Intuition into Adversarial Examples in Deep Learning
– Adversarial examples in computer vision, understand this intriguing phenomenon and to eliminate it…
Speaker: Dr. Simant Dube, AI Winning Solutions
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Registration, food, and networking; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Q&A and Networking
Cost: IEEE Members, students, unemployed: Free; Non-Members: $5, pay at the door
Location: Intel SC12 Auditorium, 3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara
Event Details: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps

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January 24, 2018

Data Day at Northeastern University Silicon Valley

by @ 4:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

IoTSurvey

Big Data is now a big topic. Don’t get left behind in learning the latest in IoT Big Data. Hone your Big Data skills at Data Day at Northeastern University Silicon Valley, on February 3. The day begins with the keynote speech: “Leading with Analytics”, and then advances to the breakout sessions:

Why IoT Data is Different, and How to Handle New Forms of Big Data
Intro to Machine Learning with Orange

Northeastern University * 6024 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose * Register at

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/data-day-at-northeastern-university-silicon-valley-tickets-42128500479?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiT0RneVl6bGxPR05pWldOaSIsInQiOiJ0S3U0VjZGeEg0NkU0UWlzQkFzcjVwZmltalRcLzNnQ0tHTkoxQ3hWUmxWcEx0RmZ2UXF0TGg5dE94cktnSTRScFwvVnJMK3JsSUdhS3VrVU5OMno5RWpRPT0ifQ%3D%3D

 

 

 

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January 5, 2018

$200 Self-Driving Cars With RasPi and Tensorflow

by @ 10:31 am. Filed under ALL, Circuits, Computers/Software, Control Systems, Robotics and Automation, Vehicular Technology
 

Thursday, January 11, 2017 
SCV Robotics Automation Society (RAS) 
Subject: $200 Self-Driving Cars With RasPi and Tensorflow
– $200 open source self driving Donkey Car, hardware components and software(python) that let it drive, capture data, and create autopilots…
Speakers: William Roscoe, Lead Engineer, Ceres Imaging; Adam Conway, Product Management and Marketing, Datacoral
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Hacker Dojo, 3350 Thomas Road, Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://www.meetup.com/IEEE-Robotics-and-Automation-Society/events/246512903/ 

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December 29, 2017

Advanced engineering short courses by MEAD at UCSC

by @ 9:09 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Semiconductors
 
ADVANCE YOUR CAREER WITH ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

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

UCSCmeadMEAD 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 mead.ch/MEADNEW/advanced-engineering-courses-uc-santa-cruz-california

 

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ISQED 2018

by @ 9:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 
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isqedTo learn the latest trends in electronic design & automation and semiconductor technologies, attend the 19th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED 2018). This premier interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary Electronic Design conference bridges the gap among Electronic/Semiconductor ecosystem members providing electronic design tools, integrated circuit technologies, semiconductor technology, package assembly, and test to achieve total design quality. The conference covers:

* Security
* IoT
* Machine Learning
* Electronic Design

ISQED 2018 will be held on March 13-14, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. For more information, see ISQED 2018.

 

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Call for Papers – Frontiers in Education – Engineering Education Innovations

by @ 8:44 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 
CALL FOR PAPERS – ENGINEERING EDUCATION INNOVATIONS

FIEFrontiers in Education (FIE) Conference is a major international conference focusing on educational innovations and research in engineering and computing education, focused at the graduate, undergraduate and pre-college levels. The theme for 2018 is Fostering Innovation Through Diversity, and will be held in San Jose on October 3-6, 2018.

The abstract submissions are through February 5, 2018, and are including the following thematic tracks:

* Diversity/equity/inclusion in engineering and computing 
* Encouraging and teaching innovation
* Innovation in software engineering education
* Upward mobility, and EPICS/service-learning

Please see FIE2018.org for information on the conference, and Call for Abstracts for more specific information.

 

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November 29, 2017

Lunar Industrialization: The First Step to the Solar System

by @ 6:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

Tuesday, January 9, 2017 
SCV Consultant’s Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV) 
Subject: Lunar Industrialization: The First Step to the Solar System
– how the Moon’s proximity to earth, and IoT and autonomous technologies, will enable lunar development…
Speaker:  Dennis Wingo, Skycorp, Inc.
Time: 7:00 pm: Networking, registration, and refreshments; 7:30 pm to 9 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: SEMI, 673 S Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas 
Event Details: https://californiaconsultants.org/event/lunar-industrialization-the-first-step-to-the-solar-system/ 

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November 15, 2017

DNA Sequencing: From Information Limits to Genome Assembly Software

by @ 12:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Information Theory
 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 
SCV Information Theory Society 
Subject: DNA Sequencing: From Information Limits to Genome Assembly Software
– design assembly algorithms with correctness guarantees, theoretical foundation of our long-read assembly software HINGE, which outperforms existing tools and is currently being employed by genomics research groups and companies … 
Speaker: Ilan Shomorony, PhD., Member Data Science team, Human Longevity, Inc. 
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 6:30 to 8:30 pm: Presentation and Questions
Cost: Free 
Location: Stanford University, 350 Serra Mall, Packard Bldg., Room 202 
Event Details: https://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/its/MtgSum/Meeting2017_11.html 

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October 30, 2017

Updates on LPWAN

by @ 5:18 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software
 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 
SCV Communications Society (ComSoc) 
Subject: Updates on LPWAN
– cellular and long range RF; including LoRaWAN, Sigfox, Ingenu, and NB IOT, and compare link budget, bandwidth, and power efficiency, deployment types, utilizing aggregation methods that use gateways and concentrators … 
Speaker: Michael Finegan, Director of IoT Business Development, Multitech
Time: 6:30: Registration. refreshments, & networking; 7:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: The event is free, refreshments are $5 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://comsocscv.org/showevent.php?id=1509407929 

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