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June 28, 2010

Mtg: Utility-Scale PV: Leveraging Spanish Experience in the US Market

by @ 7:14 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY June 29, 2010
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Matt Anderson, project manager, Aries Power and Industrial Co.
Time: Presentation and light lunch at 12:00 PM Noon
Cost: Free for IEEE members; $5 for non-members
Place: CA Public Utilities Commission, Golden Gate Training Room, 505 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
RSVP: by June 28 to Tim Brown,, 415-733-4931

Spanish law established a Feed-in Tariff for Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants in 2007 under the Real Decreto 661/2007 that stimulated the development and installation of 2500 MW of Utility Scale PV (more…)

Mtg: Medical Image Processing in Ophthalmology and Beyond

by @ 6:41 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY September 7, 2010
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Oakley, Pixeleron
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

This talk will cover medical imaging processing methods, what is currently the state of the art, and how these are being used to support clinicians and radiologists. Particular emphasis will be given to ophthalmic applications.

Tour: AT&T Park Tour (and Giants vs. Mets)

by @ 6:25 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays

SATURDAY July 17, 2010
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Time: Tour: 2:30 – 4:00 PM. Game: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, $15 for non-members, Free for children under 2 (game is add’l $16 for IEEE members, $32 for non-members)
Place: AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco
RSVP: Space is limited. Please contact John Joven, for more information: 415-973-4873

Mtg: Cloud Computing: Impact on IT Architecture, Data Centers and the Network

by @ 6:06 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY July 14, 2010
SCV Communications Chapter?
Speakers: Robin Ren, Director of R&D, VMware; Alan G. Hakimi, Senior Cloud Architect, Microsoft; Arpit Joshipura, VP of Strategy, Ericsson Silicon Valley; Colin Constable, Chief Enterprise Architect, Juniper Networks
Time: Refreshments and Networking at 6:00 PM, Presentations at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: by email to
Cloud computing is on every CIO’s top priority list nowadays. However, like any “game-changer” technologies in history, today’s Cloud Computing field can appear (more…)

Mtg: Computers and Telescopes: Seeing to the Edge of the Universe

by @ 5:41 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY August 10, 2010
SCV Computer Chapter
Speaker: Sidd Bikkannavar, Researcher, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Time: Networking with food and beverage at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: Microsoft Research (use rear/North door), 1288 Pear Ave., Mountain View
RSVP: required – from the website

In every optical system, degradations in image quality result from wavefront error (aberrations in the shape of light, which prevent rays from converging at a single (more…)

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