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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

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

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

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

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

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

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