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February 28, 2011

Mtg: Metadata for Entertainment: Ingenious Solutions

by @ 7:06 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY March 22, 2011
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Peter Dunker, Gracenote Media Technology Lab
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, $10 for non-members; no charge for students
Place: NVIDIA – 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

Metadata are a key enabler for all successful music entertainment solutions. A pioneer in the digital media industry, Gracenote combines information, technology, services and applications for (more…)

February 26, 2011

Seminar: Transforming Academic Research into Profitable Products, Services and IP

by @ 5:03 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY March 3, 2011
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Dr. Vijay Dhir, Dean, College of Engineering, UCLA; Suhas Patil, ScD, Co-founder of TiE and Cirrus Logic; Dr. Raj Jain, Washington University; Dr. Guru Parulkar, Executive Director, Clean Slate Internet Design Program and Consulting Professor of EE, Stanford University
Time: buffet dinner with wine and soft drinks at 6:00 PM; Presentations and Panel at 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members; $50 for others
Place: TiE Conference Center, 2903 Bunker Hill Ln, Santa Clara
RSVP: through website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

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

by @ 5:01 pm. Filed under ALL, 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 (more…)

Mtg: Recent Developments in Hard Disk Drive Reliability Engineering

by @ 5:00 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY March 3, 2011
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speaker: Bernhard Hiller, Ph.D., Advanced Reliability Engineering, Western Digital Corp
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

Inexpensive, reliable storage provided by hard disk drives (HDD) fuels many aspects of modern life such as the internet, mobile computing and home entertainment.? This talk will start with an educational overview of the hard (more…)

Mtg: Mixed-Signal Design Verification: An RF-SOC Approach

by @ 4:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY February 28, 2011
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speakers: Jesse Chen and Jonathan David, Qualcomm
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation accepted for food
Place: QualComm Santa Clara, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

With 80% of Industry SOC projects containing 20%+ Mixed-Signal content, and 70% of Industry SOC re-spin issues being AMS (analog/mixed-signal) in nature (see ref, below), design verification for SOCâ??s must include (more…)

Mtg: Trans-Ionospheric Radio Propagation

by @ 12:51 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY March 3, 2011
SCV Antennas and Propagation Chapter
Speaker: Larry Zuckerman, K3LZ
Time: Presentations and Panel at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Conference Center, Building E, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: www.50mhzandup.org

The presentation will be about Larry Zuckermanâ??s radio work and research with the Air Force from 1967-76.? He made measurements, called trans-ionospheric radio propagation, to study the structure of the ionosphere.? Later (more…)

February 25, 2011

Mtg: Cyber Security for Industrial Controls

by @ 6:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY April 5, 2011
OEB Computer Chapter
Facilitator: Ron Kane, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Time: Networking and Optional Food/Beverage ordering at 6:00 PM; Forum Discussion at 6:30 PM
Cost: none (except for ordered food)
Place: Emil Villa’s, 3064 Pacific Ave, Livermore
RSVP: not required
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1104-oeb-cs.pdf

Our discussion will initially focus on the recent reported activities of the STUXNET software worm which reportedly targeted centrifuges in Iran.? A compilation of what has appeared in the open public press about what (more…)

Mtg: Neuro-Imaging to Guide Acute Stroke Treatment

by @ 5:37 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY March 16, 2011
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Maarten G. Lansberg, MD PhD, Stanford Stroke Center, Stanford University
Time: Optional dinner at 6:15 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none (for presentation)
Place: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria (no host, no reservations). Presentation at Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

Acute stroke treatment can lead to greatly improved clinical outcomes in some patients.? However, in others the treatment may lead to significant harm.? During this talk Dr Lansberg will discuss 1) currently (more…)

February 23, 2011

Wow! That’s Engineering! (for High School girls)

by @ 4:41 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

? ? — Saturday, March 12, 2011 ? ? — at San Jose State Univ.
— Only $6 (includes breakfast, lunch, parking) ? ? — 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
An SWE event for high school girls, focused on encouraging high school girls into science, math, and engineering fields. Mini-projects, panel of female engineer speakers, seminars for parents, and much more. Check it out. Register yourself and/or your daughter! Bring one of her friends!

More information: swe-goldenwest.org/scvs//index.php?page=WOW/index.html

Mtg: Spatial Perception in Audio: ‘3D’ and Perceptual Considerations

by @ 9:02 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

MONDAY March 14, 2011
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: James Johnston, Chief Scientist, DTS
Time: Pizza and Networking at 6.30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Campus, Building E Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1103-scv-sps.pdf

This talk will be presented in 3 parts, each approximately 20 minutes in length.? In the first, the kind and abundance of auditory cues in a natural acoustic setting will be examined.? In the second, some basic considerations in human (more…)

February 22, 2011

Wireless Communications and Networking Conference

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

IEEE Communications Society
Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
– March 28-31, 2011 ? ? – Cancun, Mexico
– 6 Tutorials on March 28 ? – Sessions on March 29-31
WCNC brings together professionals and academics from companies, governmental agencies, and universities to exchange information on wireless communications and networking technology.
77 sessions, including: ? – Wireless Sensor and Mesh Networks ? – Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks ? – OFDMA ? – MAC Protocols ? – Energy Efficiency ? – Interference ? – Wireless Networks ? – Fading Channels ? – Vehicular Networks ? – Cooperative Communications ? – Routing in Wireless Networks ? – Wireless Networking ? – Resource Management ? – Scheduling ? – Applications ? – Fading Channels ? – Cognitive Radio ? – Location Estimation ? – Multimedia ? – MIMO ? – Multiple Access Theory ? … plus poster sessions.
For information and to register, visit www.ieee-wcnc.org

Mtg: Fabricating Bit-Patterned Media by Block Copolymer-Directed Assembly

by @ 8:47 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY March 15, 2011
SCV Magnetics Chapter?
Speaker: Dr. Ricardo Ruiz, HGST, Inc.
Time: 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: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

Mtg: Adaptive Inverse Control (Part 3) – Nonlinear Systems

by @ 8:37 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY March 23, 2011
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Bernard Widrow, Stanford University
Time: Networking/Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from 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 control uses (more…)

February 21, 2011

Electronic Design Education Conference

by @ 1:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY March 16, 2011
SCV Education Chapter
Time: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: none (free IPAD drawing – limited to the first 100 registrants)
Place: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bayshore Room (2nd Floor), Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.iedec.org

The International Electronic Design Education Conference is a premier event committed to further the education in electronic design with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of (more…)

Mtg: The Intelligence Under the Hood: Adaptive Control of IC Engines

by @ 8:03 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY February 24, 2011
SCV Computational Intelligence Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Yildiray Yildiz, NASA Ames Research Center
Time: Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Packard Building Room 101, Stanford University, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cis

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