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April 30, 2018

Nanomedicine in the 21st Century

by @ 11:28 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering
 

Saturday, May 19, 2018 
SFBA Nanotechnology Council 
Subject: Nanomedicine in the 21st Century
– Nanomaterial challenges for healthcare (cardiovascular disease, diabetes, tuberculosis, and cancer)…
Speaker: Prof. Folarin Erogbogbo, SJSU
Time: 8:30 am to 9:30 am: Complimentary continental breakfast; 9:00 am to 10:30 pm: Presentations; 10:30 am to 12:30 pm: SJSU Technology Showcase – student project/ poster presentations; 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm: Free Lunch and Panel Discussion
Cost: Free
Location: San Jose State University, Student Union – 2nd Floor, 211 S 9th Street, San Jose. Free parking at SJSU North Garage. 
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nanomedicine-in-the-21st-century-a-free-event-with-sjsus-technology-showcase-tickets-45617596459 

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April 9, 2018

Neuroengineering the Next Decade

by @ 7:21 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Control Systems, Signal Processing
 

Tuesday, April 18, 2018 
SCV Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) and Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society
Subject: Neuroengineering the Next Decade
– Brain disease, brain-machine interface, difficult to restore memories, leading-edge technology that can make the fulfillment of memory restoration and the treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms highly likely… 
Speaker: Dejan Markovic, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles 
Time: 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Networking with food and refreshments; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Seminar
Cost: IEEE SSCS/CAS members: free; IEEE members: $2 donation; Non-members: $5
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs/upcoming-events/ 
Register: eventbrite.com/e/neuroengineering-the-next-decade-prof-dejan-markovic-ucla-tickets-44972341484

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March 29, 2018

Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) – Paper Submission

by @ 8:48 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt, Green energy
 
HUMANITARIAN BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

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 21st.

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)

http://2018.ieeeghtc.org/

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March 20, 2018

The Smaller the Better: A Sub-Millimeter Wireless Neural Stimulator

by @ 4:43 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

Monday, April 16, 2018 
SFBA Electron Device Society (EDS) and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
Subject: The Smaller the Better: A Sub-Millimeter Wireless Neural Stimulator
– 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… 
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Freeman, Principal MTS, Draper Lab 
Time: 6:00 pm – 6:15 pm: Networking with food and refreshments; 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm: Seminar
Cost: Free
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-eds/ 
Register: surveymonkey.com/r/SGHKM2G

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March 13, 2018

Bringing True Medical-grade Data to your Fingertips through a Next Generation Wearable

by @ 3:17 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Consumer Electronics, Semiconductors
 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 
SCV Consumer Electronics Society (CES), SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), and SFBA MEMS and Sensors Chapter
Subject: Bringing True Medical-grade Data to your Fingertips through a Next Generation Wearable
– 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 …
Speaker: Kevin Zhao, Cloud and Software Engineer, Profusa
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, Food, Networking; 7:00 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm: Q&A and Networkingl 8:30 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: CES and IEEE Student members: Free; IEEE members: $4 prepaid, $5 at door; Non-members: $9 prepaid, $10 at door
Location: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd, Building E, Santa Clara 
Event Details: sites.ieee.org/scv-ces/event/bringing-true-medical-grade-data-to-your-fingertips-through-a-next-generation-wearable/ 
Eventbrite: eventbrite.com/e/bringing-true-medical-grade-data-to-your-fingertips-through-a-next-generation-wearable-tickets-44013014110

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March 1, 2018

An Armchair Tour of the Stanford Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center

by @ 11:19 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering
 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) 
Subject: An Armchair Tour of the Stanford Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center
– 360-degree virtual reality (360VR), patient engagement, understanding, Preoperatively, used in the operating room during the surgical procedure, postoperative scans can be fused into the pre-operative model… Speaker: Malie Collins, Program Manager, Stanford Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center 
Time: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm; optional dinner at the Stanford Hospital cafeteria from 6:15 to 7:15 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Stanford University School of Medicine, Alway Bldg, Rm M-114 
Event Details: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs 

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February 13, 2018

Microfluidics Systems Enable High-Throughput Metagenomics

by @ 2:49 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering
 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 
SFBA Nanotechnology Council Chapter 
Subject: Microfluidics Systems Enable High-Throughput Metagenomics
– most bacterial diversity remains unknown, play essential roles from environmental nutrient cycling to human health, microfluidic-base experimental approaches to investigate diversity of unculturable microbial communities ..
Speaker: Brian Yu, Scientist, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub
Time: 11:30 am: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 12:00 pm noon: Presentation and Q&A
Cost: $6; IEEE Members, Students & Unemployed: $4
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: eventbrite.com/e/brian-yu-of-quake-lab-stanford-university-tickets-42977463751 
Job Seeker Assistance at this event

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February 1, 2018

In Pursuit of Perfect Colonoscopy

by @ 9:22 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering
 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
Subject: In Pursuit of Perfect Colonoscopy
– gold standard for colorectal cancer detection, average polyp miss rate of 21-24%, advanced optics, imaging, and software analysis … 
Speaker: Salmaan Hameed, VP of R&D and Product Development, Avantis Medical Systems 
Time: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Stanford School of Medicine, Rm M-114 
Event Details: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs/ 

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January 4, 2018

Taking Electrons Out of Bioelectronics: From Bioprotonic Transistors to Shark’s Electrosensors

by @ 12:19 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering
 

Tuesday, January 16th 2018 
SFBA Nanotechnology and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) 
Subject: Taking Electrons Out of Bioelectronics: From Bioprotonic Transistors to Shark’s Electrosensors
– In living systems, ionic and protonic currents affect physiological function, bioprotonic devices with biopolymer H+ and OH- conductors such as diodes, complementary transistors, and resistive memories…
Speaker: Professor Marco Rolandi, UC Santa Cruz
Time: 11:30 am to 12:00 noon: registration, networking, pizza; 12:00 noon to 1:00 on: Presentation 
Cost: Non-IEEE members: $6; IEEE Members, Students & Unemployed: $4 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: eventbrite.com/e/professor-marco-rolandi-uc-santa-cruz-seminar-topic-to-be-announced-soon-tickets-41440110486 
Job Seeker Assistance at this event.

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December 23, 2017

Tour of the Stanford Neurosurgery Simulation and Virtual Reality Center

by @ 3:50 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering
 

Wednesday, January 17th 2018 
SCV Engineering and Medicine in Biology Society (EMBS) 
Subject: Tour of the Stanford Neurosurgery Simulation and Virtual Reality Center
– After a brief introduction, our group will be ushered to the Neurosurgical Simulation training facility in a nearby part of the Medical Center… 
A brief introductory presentation will be delivered by Malie Collins, Program Coordinator of the Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center prior to the tour. 
Time: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm 
Cost: Free 
Location: Room M-114, Alway Bldg., Stanford University School of Medicine
Event Details: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs 
Optional dinner and networking: Stanford Hospital cafeteria, 6:15 to 7:15 pm (no host, no reservations, self-serve). This is an opportunity to meet the speaker and network with others attending the meeting 
The Stanford campus map is at: campus-map.stanford.edu/. Parking is free after 5 PM at Roth Way Garage, located at the corner of Roth Way and Campus Drive. The Stanford Hospital Cafeteria is across Campus Drive from Roth Way Garage.

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November 12, 2017

Disruptive Peristaltic Pump Technology Using Flow Channels Formed of Stiff Materials

by @ 5:05 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Semiconductors
 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 
SFBA MEMS and Sensors Chapter 
Subject: Disruptive Peristaltic Pump Technology Using Flow Channels Formed of Stiff Materials
– inexpensive 3-day-disposable infusion pump channels, including wearable insulin infusion pumps, designed and 3D-printed, possibility of 5-15% penetration in the $8.6 Billion infusion pump markets… 
Speaker: Dr. Phil Barth 
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and pizza ($5 Donation); 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Presentation; 8:00 to 8:30 pm:  ExCom Meeting – 2018 Officer Election
Cost: $5 donation for food 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://goo.gl/BgUuBE

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October 31, 2017

Making Every Drop Count in Biomedical Analysis

by @ 3:14 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering
 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 
SCV Consultant’s Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV) and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) 
Subject: Making Every Drop Count in Biomedical Analysis
– Learn some fascinating things about how a sample of your blood is analyzed, (incl. fluorescence barcoding, DNA barcoding and isotope labeling) from an award-winning physicist, entrepreneur and inventor…

Speaker: Giacomo Vacca, PhD, Kinetic River Corp.
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/making-every-drop-count-in-biomedical-analysis/ 

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October 9, 2017

Deep Learning in Biomedicine and Genomics: An Introduction and Applications to Next-generation Sequencing and Disease Diagnostics

by @ 3:29 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software
 

Monday, December 4, 2017 
SCV Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) and Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMBS)
Subject: Deep Learning in Biomedicine and Genomics: An Introduction and Applications to Next-generation Sequencing and Disease Diagnostics
– deep learning applications to biomedical problems, Google Brain, Detection of cancer cells in pathology images, Detection of diabetic retinopathy from fundus images of the eye…
Speaker: Mark DePristo, Head of Deep Learning for Genetics and Genomics at Google 
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking, registration, and refreshments; 7:00 pm to 8″00 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Q&A
Cost: CIS Members and students: Free; IEEE members and non-members: $5
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
Event Details: https://ieeecisscv_dec2017.eventbrite.com/ 

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August 29, 2017

Hebbian Learning and the LMS Algorithm

by @ 12:11 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software
 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 
SCV Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
Subject: Hebbian Learning and the LMS Algorithm
– “neurons that fire together wire together”, learning algorithm(s) that adapt and control the strength of synaptic connections is unknown, control algorithm is not understood … 
Speaker: Prof. Bernard Widrow, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Emeritus, Stanford University
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Presentation and Q&A
Cost: IEEE members: Free; Non-members: $5 by cash or check, pay at the door
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hebbian-learning-and-the-lms-algorithm-tickets-37193335267 

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August 14, 2017

Reverse-Engineering the Neural Circuits for Human Spatial and Color Vision

by @ 6:40 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Photonics
 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 
SCV Photonics Society and Engineering and Medicine in Biology Society (EMBS)
Subject: Reverse-Engineering the Neural Circuits for Human Spatial and Color Vision
– How adaptive optics and eye tracking are used to reveal the neural circuitry that underlies human spatial and color vision … 
Speaker: Dr. Austin Roorda, U C Berkeley
Time: 5:30 pm: Networking/Light Dinner; 6:30 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: Free
Location: INTEL, Building SC-12, 3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos/ 

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