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October 25, 2010

Mtg: Integration of Renewable Resources – Challenges & Solutions

by @ 4:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

MONDAY November 15, 2010
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speakers: Barney Speckman, Nexant; Robert Shainker, EPRI; Dan Pearson, PG&E; Darren Brady, Enernoc; Dr. Merwin Brown, CIEE
Time: Networking/light dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $100 for IEEE member; $150 for non-member
Place: State of California Building, San Diego Room, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Anupama Pandey, apandey@nexant.com, 415-369-1096
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1011-sf-pes.pdf

California is pioneering its way towards a greener and cleaner energy future, with a progressive goal of at least 33% of its electricity generated by renewable resources.? The implementation of higher (more…)

Mtg: Filter and Multiplexer Technology for Satellite Applications

by @ 4:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY November 11, 2010
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Stephen Berry, Space Systems/Loral
Time: Refreshments and Social 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, Main Building, Aristotle Room, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.mtt-scv.org

This talk will discuss the use of filters, multiplexers, and passive components for satellite payloads including current design techniques and future payload requirements.

Mtg: Progress in Hard-Field Industrial Tomography

by @ 4:11 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY November 4, 2010
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Krikor Ozanyan, The University of Manchester, UK
Time: Pizza and networking at 6:15 PM; Presentation at 7:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: David Packard Building (Room 101), Serra Mall, EE Department, Stanford University, Stanford
RSVP: From website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/mu/scv-sscs/upcoming-events

This presentation will give an introduction into the methodology and systems for fast tomography imaging, which are compact and do not involve mechanical movement.? The classical (more…)

Mtg: MEMS Technology for Medical Applications

by @ 3:55 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY November 17, 2010
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Alissa M. Fitzgerald, Ph.D., A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates
Time: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM; Presentation at Med School at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Presentation at Room M-114, Medical School, Stanford University
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

MEMS technology offers great potential for medical applications, since it enables manufacturing of sophisticated components and sensors at biologically-relevant size scales (microns to (more…)

Mtg: Overview of Multimedia eLearning Theory with a View Towards Efficient Creation and Dissemination

by @ 3:31 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software
 

WEDNESDAY November 17, 2010
SCV Education Chapter
Speaker: Allen Partridge, Adobe
Time: Refreshments at 6:30; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Silicon Valley Technical Institute, 1762 Technology Drive, Suite 227, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/es

This talk reviews keys points in what is known about the principles of multimedia e-learning rooted in cognitive theory and some of the pitfalls of the classic “Information Delivery Theory”.? The discussion will include what current (more…)

Mtg: Adaptive Inverse Control

by @ 3:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY January 19, 2011
SCV Control Systems Chapter, with Robotics and Automation
Speaker: Prof. Bernard Widrow, Stanford University
Time: Networking/refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, Board Room, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/css

Adaptive inverse control, a novel method of self-correcting system dynamics, uses feed-forward control to optimize plant performance.? Unlike conventional control methods, adaptive inverse (more…)

Mtg: Autonomy: From Outer to Inner Space – Deep Ocean Exploration using NASA Technology

by @ 3:00 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY December 9, 2010
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Kanna Rajan, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
Time: Networking/refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, Board Room, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/css

Ocean Sciences the world over is at a cusp, with a move from the Expeditionary to the Observatory mode of doing science.? Recent policy decisions in the United States, are pushing the technology for (more…)

Mtg: Robot Control for Medical Applications and Hair Transplants

by @ 12:21 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY November 18, 2010
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Dr. John Tenney, Restoration Robotics, Inc.
Time: Networking/refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, Board Room, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/css

Medical device applications have proven to be fertile ground for innovative robotic control solutions.? In this talk, Dr. John Tenney of Restoration Robotics, Inc., describes the wide range of (more…)

Mtg: Adjustable Speed Drives

by @ 11:59 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY November 18, 2010
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Reinaldo Bermudez, Voith Turbo
Time: Social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room, 2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord
RSVP: By email to Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com, (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1011-oeb-ias.pdf

This presentation will provide a general overview of hydrodynamic variable speed drives and their application to various types of rotating machinery as a viable and reliable alternative to (more…)

Mtg: Dynamic Spectrum Access and Cognitive Radio

by @ 11:39 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY November 3, 2010
SCV and OEB Communications Chapters
Speaker: Dr. Zhensheng Zhang, Argon ST
Time: Pizza and networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: DeVry University, Fremont Campus, 6600 Dumbarton Cr., Fremont
RSVP: by email to Bill Kaminsky, bill.kaminsky@ieee.org
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

This talk will address:
â?¢ Bandwidth Characteristics
â?¢ White Space Sensing Technologies (more…)

Seminar: Nanoelectronics â?? Innovation and Implementation

by @ 11:19 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY November 16, 2010
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speakers: Di Ma, TSMC; Bill Liu, Global Foundries; Anna Hunter, Samsung Semiconductor; and others
Time: Noon – 5:00 PM
Cost: Members $25, Students $25, Non-Members $30. At Door Registration add $5
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

Presentations on the current state of available foundry services and directions for the future.? Panel discussion on Challenges and breakthroughs for sub 17nm technology.

Mtg: EMC/EMI Issues in Biomedical Research

by @ 11:04 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY December 14, 2010
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Ji Chen, ECE Dept., University of Houston
Time: Networking/light dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none (includes catered holiday dinner)
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

The interactions between electromagnetic signals and biomedical systems lead to safety considerations for medical devices and patients.? In this talk, we will present some recent investigations of (more…)

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