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June 30, 2009

Summer IEEE Picnic

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PICNIC TIME! ? IEEE Family Day at the Ardenwood Historic Farm
– Sun, July 19, 2009 ? – Summer Picnic, in Fremont
– 10:00 AM-4:00 PM ? – $20/member, plus $10/guest
We normally meet other engineers in their professional capacity â?? working together on a project, discussing technical issues, rubbing elbows at local technical meetings.? Rarely (more…)

June 25, 2009

Mtg: Low-Voltage Oversampling Analog-to-Digital Conversion

by @ 8:11 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY September 21, 2009
SCV Circuits and Systems with Communications and Signal Processing Chapters
Speaker: Dr. Bruce A. Wooley, EE Deptartment, Stanford University
Time: Networking/Pizza at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

Through the exchange of resolution in time for that in amplitude, oversampling methods are now widely used to enable the realization of high-resolution analog-to-digital converters in scaled CMOS (more…)

June 23, 2009

Int’l Conference on Communications, Circuits And Systems

by @ 6:27 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

2009 Int’l Conference on Communications, Circuits And Systems
? ? — July 23-25, 2009 ? ? — Crowne Plaza Hotel, Milpitas
ICCCAS is an inter-disciplinary forum for scientific researchers, academicians, and engineers working in the areas of communication theory and systems, network security, signal processing, computational intelligence, and the theory, design and implementation of circuits and systems, to discuss state-of-the-art technologies, progress in industry R&D, standards, and services, and their application in telecommunication and information systems.
Keynote Talks: ? – Cognitive Signal Processing: An Emerging Technology for Prediction of Behavior of Complex Human/Machine Systems ? – Memristors, Memristive Devices and Systems in the Nano Era ? – Cross-Layer Optimization for Wireless Networks: Top-Down or Bottom-Up Design? ? – Autocorrelation Division Multiple Access Systems
Organizers: UESTC (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China), UC-Merced, Tsinghua University, Tianjin University
For more information: ? icccas09.uestc.edu.cn

Conf: PICMET: Management of Engineering and Technology

by @ 6:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

Theme: “Technology Management in the Age of Fundamental Change”
PICMET: Management of Engineering and Technology
— August 2-6, 2009 ? ? — Portland, OR
PICMET addresses the issues involved in managing current and emerging technologies and defines the directions of technology management.
Short Courses: ? – Strategic Technology Planning: Technology Development Envelope ? – Strategic Management of R & D ? – Accelerated Radical Innovation ? – Managing People, Technology and Innovation ? – Presentation Skills for Technology Managers ? – Technology Forecasting ? – Technology Roadmapping
Keynotes: ? – Sustainable Knowledge Management ? – Corporate Governance Impact on Tech Management ? – Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development ? – Science of Science & Innovation Policy ? – Role of ICT in a Carbon-constricted Global Economy ? – Technology Transfer Process from Federal Labs to Applications
Discount of 20% for 5 or more; ? IEEE Members save $400.
Visit our website for details: www.picmet.org

IEEE Int’l Conference on Information Reuse and Integration

by @ 6:24 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software
 

IEEE Int’l Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IRI)
— August 10-12, 2009 ? ? — Tuscany Hotel, Las Vegas
— Incredible rate for a quality campus-like Italian hotel
The IEEE IRI conference is a leading international forum for information reuse and integration researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore cutting-edge ideas and results, and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences.
Keynote Talks: ? –“Computing with Words and Perceptions: A Paradigm Shift”, Prof. Lotfi Zadeh ? –“Building Trustworthy Semantic Webs”, Prof. Bhavani Thuraisingham
Sessions: ? – Fuzzy Systems and Healthcare ? – Data Mining ? – Web Services and E-Business ? – Software Development ? – Semantic Web ? – Formal Methods and Software Testing ? – Network Security and Simulation ? – Knowledge Management ? – Visualization and HCI ? – Interoperability and Info Reuse ? – Schema Mapping and Database ? – Web Engineering ? – Ontology ? – Intelligent Agents
Panel: Funding of Basic and Applied Research in Large-Scale Computing
For information, and to register: www.e-grid.net/conf/iri.html

Mtg: Utility Communications for the Modern Grid

by @ 1:36 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY July 28, 2009
SF Communications Chapter
Speaker: Jerry Ramie, ARC Technical Resources, Inc.
Time: Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: California PUC Building, 505 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
RSVP: By email to Tim Ryan, timryan@ieee.org
Web: www.ieee.org/sfcomsoc

The existing power grid is aging, overloaded, unstable and incapable of meeting the power quality needs of an Information Economy.? This fast moving overview of the modern grid, and renewable energy’s place in it, details the problems of (more…)

June 19, 2009

Webcast: 2009 IEEE Honors Ceremony: Celebrating 125 Years of Engineering the Future

by @ 2:02 pm. Filed under ALL
 

THURSDAY June 25, 2009
IEEE.tv
Hosts: John R. Vig, 2009 IEEE President, with Pedro A. Ray, 2009 IEEE President-Elect
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ieee.org/portal/pages/about/awards/HonorsCeremony/2009hc.html

Mtg: New Class of Silicon-Based Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems

by @ 2:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY June 25, 2009
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Tim Keating, V.P. of Marketing and Field Operations, Skyline Solar, Inc.
Time: Networking & Pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: small donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels

Skyline Solar Inc. is developing a silicon-based PV system to reduce energy cost and improve scalability of solar energy. The system achieves high gain through a combination of high capacity (more…)

Mtg: Increasing Renewable Generation in California â?? A Key to Meeting California and US Carbon Reduction Targets

by @ 1:57 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY June 24, 2009
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Barney Speckman, Vice President of Energy and Power Systems, Nexant
Time: 12:00 Noon
Cost: none
Place: Pacific Gas & Electric Office, Room 305, 77 Beale St., San Francisco
RSVP: by June 22 by email to John Joven, JRJJ@PGE.COM, 415-973-4873
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0906-sf-pes.pdf

The California Public Utilities Commission and the California Energy Commission unanimously agree with California Air Resources Boardâ??s recommendation to adopt requirements (more…)

Mtg: International Trade Issues for Engineers

by @ 1:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY June 23, 2009
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Deep SenGupta, Trade & Customs Advisory Services, FedEx
Time: Optional dinner at El Torito at 5:30 PM; Presentation at Applied Materials 7:00 PM
Cost: none, for presentation
Place: Dinner at El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara; Meeting at Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

Does your work involve the import or export of goods?? International trade rules are different around the world.? Learn how to avoid delays to your supply chain, overpayment of customs (more…)

Mtg: Storing Your Life: Consumer Digital Storage – Personal, Shared, Hierarchical, Virtual

by @ 1:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 23, 2009
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates
Time: Pizza + Drinks, Networking at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, $10 for non-members, free for students, CES members
Place: HP Madrone Room, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

This presentation discusses the drivers for consumer digital storage, the different mobile and static usage models for digital storage in consumer devices and the resulting consumer storage hierarchy. (more…)

Mtg: Magnetic RAM (MRAM): A New Spin

by @ 1:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 23, 2009
SCV Magnetics Chapter?
Speaker: Prof. Jian-Gang (Jimmy) Zhu, Data Storage Systems Center, Carnegie Mellon University
Time: Cookies, Conversation & Pizza at 7:00 PM, Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

Although dubbed as the future universal memory, magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) has had limited commercial success, partly because the field-driven magnetic state (more…)

Webinar: Making the Electric Grid Smarter, Stronger, Greener, and More Secure

by @ 1:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY June 23, 2009
Speaker: Dr. Massoud Amin, Director, Center for the Development of Technological Leadership, University of Minnesota
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, PDT
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: register on the GoToMeeting website
Web: www2.gotomeeting.com/register/247597690

The North American Electric Grid is considered to be the worldâ??s largest machine as well as one of the 20th centuryâ??s greatest technological achievements.? However, this same magnificent grid (more…)

Mtg: Magnetic RAM (MRAM): A New Spin

by @ 1:47 pm. Filed under Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 23, 2009
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Jian-Gang (Jimmy) Zhu, Data Storage Systems Center, Carnegie Mellon University
Time: Presentation at 2:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: UC-Berkeley
RSVP: please reply by email to Peter Fischer, PJFischer@lbl.gov
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

Although dubbed as the future universal memory, magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) has had limited commercial success, partly because the field-driven magnetic state (more…)

Mtg: Adaptive Learning in a World of Projections

by @ 1:45 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

MONDAY June 22, 2009
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Sergios Theodoridis, Technical University of Athens, Greece
Time: Fast Food & drinks at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps

The task of parameter/function estimation has been at the center of scientific attention for a long time and it comes under different names such as filtering, prediction, beamforming, curve fitting, (more…)

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