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August 1, 2008

Mtg: Addressing Global Warming with Solar Energy

by @ 9:53 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY August 6, 2008
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Bob Stuart, Senior Director of Transmission, BrightSource Energy
Time: 5:00 PM Networking & Cash Bar; 6:00 PM Dinner; 7:00 PM Presentation
Cost: IEEE members $30, Non-members $40
Place: Sens Restaurant, Embarcadero Center 4, Promenade Level, San Francisco (validated parking)
RSVP: Anupama Pandey,, 415-369-1096

In a recent press release, the California Air Resources Board charted a course to reduce California‘s greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent over the next 12 years. ? The draft plan proposes that utilities produce a third of their energy (more…)

Mtg: Cognitive Memory: Pattern Recognition and Adaptive Control

by @ 9:52 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY August 6, 2008
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Bernard Widrow, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie-Mellon West campus, Moffet Field:
RSVP: not required

Regarding the workings of the human mind, memory and pattern recognition seem to be intertwined. ? You generally do not have one without the other.? Taking inspiration from life experience, a new form of computer memory has been devised. (more…)

Mtg: Photonic Crystal Devices (LEOS Distinguished Lecture)

by @ 9:51 am. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY August 5, 2008
SCV Lasers and ElectroOptics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. John O’Brien, University of Southern California
Time: Networking and Pizza Social at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: please use the “RSVP” button on the web page to reserve

Two-dimensional photonic crystal devices take advantage of our ability to pattern the dielectric, through nanofabrication techniques, on a scale that is shorter than the optical wavelength at which the device operates. ? Patterning on this length scale (more…)

Mtg: Stochastic Nature in Magnetization Reversal of 2D Ferromagnets at Barkhausen Criticality

by @ 9:50 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

MONDAY August 4, 2008
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Sung-Chul Shin, Professor and Director, Department of Physics and Center for Nanospinics of Spintronic Materials, KAIST, Korea
Time: 2:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab, bldg 6-2202
RSVP: Please respond by email with name, company, to Peter Fischer by July 28

The question as to whether magnetization reversal processes in ferromagnetic materials are deterministic or stochastic is both fundamentally interesting and technologically important. ? We have investigated magnetization reversal processes (more…)

Mtg: Walking on Hot Coals: Understanding your Pre-disposition Toward Conflict Situations

by @ 9:49 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays

THURSDAY September 4, 2008
SCV Technology Management Council
Speaker: Helena Dublisky, Omega Coaching
Time: Pre-dinner Networking at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation: at 7:45 PM
Cost: $25 (IEEE member), $30 (non member) cash or check at the door ($5 more, without reservation)
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: See website

This presentation will help people to understand their own pre-disposition to conflict situations, and to identify their own รข??automatic behaviors??? toward conflict situations, to learn about the life cycle of conflict (and the functional and dysfunctional behaviors (more…)

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