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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, apandey@nexant.com, 415-369-1096
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/san_francisco/pes

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: west.cmu.edu/who_we_are/visitor
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

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
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

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 PJFischer@lbl.gov by July 28
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

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
Web: www.ieee-scv-ems.org

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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