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January 29, 2011

Seminar: Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems

by @ 12:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design
 

SATURDAY February 5, 2011
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speakers: Dr. P.K. Menon, Optimal Synthesis; Dr. Mark B. Tischler, Ames Research Center; Dr. Karl Mathia; Dr. John Won; Dr. Hadi Aggoune, Cogswell Polytechnical College; Christoph Wimmer, National Instruments
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $20 full-time students, $40 IEEE members, $60 Non-members (includes lunch)
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/css

The IEEE Control System Society is pleased to announce this introductory seminar about important topics in the modeling and simulation of dynamic systems.? Experts from the academia and (more…)

Mtg: Best of RAMS 2011 (Reliability and Maintainability Symposium)

by @ 12:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY February 3, 2011
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speakers: RAMS attendees
Time: Networking and snacks at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Hewlett-Packard Building 48, Oak Room, 19111 Pruneridge Ave, Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/rl

The Reliability and Maintainability Symposium has a wide scope of presentations.? ? Each year, the RAMS attendees are asked to present a summary of the two or three best talks.? ?

Mtg: Maximizing the Potential of your Start Up Business: The Four Quadrants of Business Events

by @ 12:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY February 3, 2011
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Lenny Greenberg , CTO, TapToTalk
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Forum at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $10 for IEEE members; $13 for others
Place: Ramada Silicon Valley, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

Lenny Greenberg will present a simple framework for looking at the business events (planned and unplanned) that start-up entrepreneurs encounter on a daily basis.? Lenny believes that how (more…)

Mtg: Adaptive Inverse Control (Part 2)

by @ 12:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY February 1, 2011
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Bernard Widrow, Stanford University
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from the website
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: CPU Dominance in the 2010s: x86 or ARM?

by @ 12:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software
 

TUESDAY February 1, 2011
OEB Computer Chapter
(Open Forum Discussion & Chapter planning)

Speaker: Moderated by Jonathan Emery of LLNL Time: Networking (and Optional Food/Beverage Ordering) at 6:00 PM; Open Forum at 6:30 PM
Cost: none (except for food)
Place: Emil Villa’s Hickory Pit & Grill, 3064 Pacific Ave, Livermore
RSVP: not required
Web: www.e-grid.net/calendar.html

For several decades, the Intel x86 CPU architecture and Windows Operating System (aka â??WinTel???) have dominated the commodity computing landscape.? However, in the last few years explosive (more…)

January 26, 2011

Mtg: Ultrafast Nanoscale Electrothermal Energy Conversion Devices and Measurements

by @ 4:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY February 16, 2011
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Ali Shakouri, Baskin School of Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz
Time: Networking & Pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels

Energy consumption in our society is increasing rapidly.? A significant fraction of the energy is lost in the form of heat.? In this talk we introduce thermoelectric devices that allow direct conversion of heat into electricity.? Novel (more…)

Mtg: Volunteer Information Evening: Presentations on Engineering Volunteering Opportunities

by @ 4:31 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY February 17, 2011
SCV GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade)
Speakers: on After-school mentoring, Educational outreach, Science fairs, Robotics and more
Time: Pizza and drinks at 6:30 PM, Talks at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Qualcomm, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ieee-scv-gold.org
If youâ??ve always wanted to get involved in professional engineering volunteering activities but did not know where to start, this is the event for you.? SCV GOLD hosts a night of presentations/demos on opportunities relevant to (more…)

Mtg: Bloom Energy – Transforming Distributed Generation

by @ 4:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY February 16, 2011
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Asim Hussain, Director of Product Marketing, Bloom Energy
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25.00 IEEE members, $30.00 non members, $10.00 Students
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: by email to James Alvers, james.alvers@us.schneider-electric.com, (925) 463-7115
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pes_ias

Bloom Energy is a provider of breakthrough solid oxide fuel cell technology that generates clean, highly-efficient power onsite from virtually any fuel source.? Bloom Energy Servers are transforming distributed generation (more…)

Webinar: RF and Microwave Heating

by @ 2:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY February 10, 2011
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speaker: Walter Frei, Applications Engineer, COMSOL
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/1761757

The real world is inherently multiphysics.? Electromagnetics, in particular, does not exist in isolation.? Rather, other physical effects, like heat transfer and mechanical forces, can make a big impact on the performance of (more…)

Mtg: Scrappy Project Management

by @ 2:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY April 7, 2011
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Kimberly Wiefling, Wiefling Consulting
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Forum at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $10 for IEEE members; $13 for others
Place: RAMADA Silicon Valley, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

In spite of oodles of research and years of experience, many projects continue to fail for entirely predictable, avoidable â?? and quite frankly boring â?? reasons.? Enough is enough!? Stop managing, and (more…)

Mtg: Leadership Development – What Does It Take to Develop Team Members’ Leadership Skills?

by @ 2:33 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY March 3, 2011
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Sonja Koppensteiner, Ph. D, Interglobe Consulting
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Forum at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $10 for IEEE members; $13 for others
Place: RAMADA Silicon Valley, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

As project managers we can’t always choose the members who will make up our project team.? No matter who these people are, they are valuable resources who will execute and complete work on the project, and it is part of (more…)

Mtg: The Basics of Intellectual Property

by @ 2:05 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY February 16, 2011
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: James Fox, PhD, Patent Attorney, Arnold & Porter LLP
Time: Optional dinner at cafeteria at 6:15 PM; Presentation at Med School at 7:30 PM
Cost: none (except your own dinner)
Place: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria; Presentation at Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

This talk will cover topics such as:? What is intellectual property (IP)?? How does IP fit in with the business factors that investors consider when placing a value on a company?? What are the timelines for protecting (more…)

Mtg: Stereoscopic-3D: Looking at the Next Decade

by @ 1:43 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY March 8, 2011
SCV Computer Chapter?
Speaker: Sunil Jain, Lead Architect and Strategy Planner, Intel Corporation
Time: Networking with food and beverage at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation to cover food
Place: Cadence Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
RSVP: Use web link
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/computer

After multiple decades of wand waiving and fizzling, 2010 felt like a real inflection point for Stereoscopic-3D.? Significance of this major transition in visualization from 2D-to-3D is profound.? After all, nature has equipped (more…)

Mtg: Scalability of Conductive-Bridge Random Access Memory (CBRAM): How Far Can We Go and Where are We Now?

by @ 1:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY March 15, 2011
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. John Jameson, Member of Technical Staff, Adesto Technologies
Time: Registration & light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 PM
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5; Non-Members $10
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room. 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: From website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

The scaling limitations facing flash memory have created an opportunity for new types of nonvolatile memory to enter the marketplace.? However, no new technology will likely become a mainstream technology unless it can (more…)

January 24, 2011

Mtg: Annual CES Download: latest, greatest, weirdest

by @ 12:51 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY January 25, 2011
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speakers: Gary Sasaki, Tom Coughlin, and others
Time: Pizza + Drinks, Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation/discussions at 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE members – $5; non-members – $10 (pay at door)
Place: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ieee.org/scvce

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