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June 12, 2011

American Control Conference

by @ 6:46 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

IEEE Computer Society, with 7 other Societies
American Control Conference (ACC 2011) ?
— June 29 – July 1, 2011 ? ? — Hilton on O’Farrell Street, S.F.
— Over 150 sessions in 18 tracks ? ? — 972 technical presentations
ACC provides a focus on three themes: Energy Systems, Transportation, and Health Care. ? ? Sessions: Adaptive Control ? – Stochastic Systems ? – Mechanical Systems/Robotics ? – Smart Grid Challenges ? – Control of Nanoscale Self-Assembly ? – Fault Detection and Accomodation ? – Underwater, Unmanned Vehicle Technologies ? – Cooperative Control ? – Vision-Based Control ? … and many more. ? ? Plenary talks: ? – Challenges of Human Space Transportation ? – Feedback Control of the Artificial Pancreas ? – Approach to Engineering Biomolecular Circuits ? – Smart Grid: An Enterprise View.
Information and to register: a2c2.org/conferences/acc2011

IEEE Healthcare Informatics, Imaging, and Systems Biology Conference

by @ 6:43 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

IEEE Healthcare Informatics, Imaging, and Systems Biology Conference (HISB)
– July 27-29, 2011 ? – IBM Almaden Rsch Labs, S.J.
Join researchers for state-of-the-art talks. Help create community synergies on biological causal analysis of diseases, their detection through advanced imaging, and analysis of their relationships to treatments and outcomes.
Three Tracks: ? – Healthcare Informatics (decision support, data mining, telehealth); ? – Imaging & Analysis (indexing, retrieval, modeling, visualization); ? – Systems Biology (genotype, phenotype, pharmacogenomics, mutations)
Keynotes: ? – Nobel laureate Prof. Andrew Z. Fire, Stanford University ? – Prof. Eric Grimson, Chancellor, MIT ? – Charles P. Friedman, Chief Scientific Officer, Health Information Technology U.S. Dept-HHS
More information: www.ieee-hisb.org

Mtg: Brain-Machine-Brain Wireless Interfaces for Intracortical Biosensing and Subsequent Treatments

by @ 6:41 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY June 16, 2011
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Sawan, Polytechnique Montréal
Time: Networking and social at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Donations requested to partially cover food cost
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs

Mtg: Load-Shedding System Applications: Case Study on Shortcomings of a Load Shedding System; and Anatomy of a Blackout: Back to Basic Physics

by @ 6:40 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY June 16, 2011
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speakers: Michael Nakamura, East Bay Municipal Utility District; Scott Manson, Engineering Services Division, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Time: Networking and 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 by June 14, to Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com , telephone (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1106-oeb-ias.pdf

Tour: HALT-HASS Testing and Chamber Demonstration

by @ 6:39 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY June 16, 2011
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speakers: Ops A La Carte staff
Time: Registration at 11:30 AM; Buffet lunch from 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM (optional); Presentations and tours from 12:45 PM
Cost: none
Place: Ops A La Carte LLC, 990 Richard Avenue #101, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website, by June 1
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

Mtg: Growth-control and Microstructure Characterization of Magnetic Thin Films – Application to High-density Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Media

by @ 6:38 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering
 

WEDNESDAY June 15, 2011
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Masaaki Futamoto, Chuo University, IEEE MagSoc Distinguished Lecturer
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley
RSVP: by email to Kate Jenkins, cajenkins@lbl.gov by June 13
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

Mtg: Medium Voltage Variable Frequency Drive Technologies

by @ 6:37 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY June 15, 2011
OEB Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Art Kerchner, Sr. Industry Specialist, Rockwell Automation
Time: Social/snacks/dessert at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:10 PM
Cost: none
Place: Rockwell Automation, 3000 Executive Pkwy Suite 210, San Ramon
RSVP: by email to Henry Chan, Henry@EDesignC.com
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1106-oeb-pes.pdf

Mtg: Endocardial Visualization and Therapy

by @ 6:36 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY June 15, 2011
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Vahid Saadat, President & Chief Executive Officer, Voyage Medical, Inc.
Time: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria; Talk in Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

Mtg: The Role of Power Electronics in the Future Smart Electric Grid

by @ 6:35 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY June 15, 2011
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Ram Adapa, Technical Leader, EPRI
Time: Networking & Pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels

Mtg: Acoustics Simulation in Microphones, Mobile Devices and Hearing Aids using COMSOL

by @ 6:34 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY June 15, 2011
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speaker: Mads J. Herring Jensen, PhD, Technical Product Manager Acoustics, COMSOL
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/1849299

Mtg: Technology, Medicine and the Global Economy: The Perfect Storm

by @ 6:33 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY June 14, 2011
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Karla Callahan, Vizyontech Imaging, Inc.
Time: Networking at 6:15 PM; Dinner and Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: see website
Place: Del Monte Restaurant, 100 South Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Mtg: Growth-control and Microstructure Characterization of Magnetic Thin Films: High-Density Perpendicular Magnetic Media

by @ 6:32 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering
 

TUESDAY June 14, 2011
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Masaaki Futamoto, Chuo University
Time: Networking and 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: Smart Meter Analytics: What Can We Learn from the Data?

by @ 6:31 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY June 14, 2011
SCV Computer, with Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Harald Weppner, Fellow â?? Corporate Strategy Group, SAP Labs
Time: Networking and light dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation accepted for food & drinks
Place: Cadence Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
RSVP: from the website
Web: csjune14.eventbrite.com

Mtg: Simulation of Nano-Scale Statistical Variability and Reliability: From TCAD to Statistical Circuit Simulation

by @ 6:30 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 14, 2011
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Asen Asenov, FIEEE, FRSE; Leader of the Device Modeling Group, University of Glasgow; CEO of Gold Standard Simulations Ltd.
Time: Pizza and networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E1 Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

June 6, 2011

Mtg: Growth-control and Microstructure Characterization of Magnetic Thin Films – Application to High-density Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Media

by @ 3:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY June 15, 2011
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Masaaki Futamoto, Chuo University, IEEE MagSoc Distinguished Lecturer
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley
RSVP: by email to Kate Jenkins, cajenkins@lbl.gov by June 13
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

Various magnetic thin films are used for recording media and heads of hard disk drives. The magnetic properties have been greatly improved to cope with a continuous areal density increase of more than 104 times over the past quarter century. The improvement (more…)

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