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July 18, 2011

Webinar: Cyber Security in the Electric Utility Sector

by @ 9:06 am. Filed under Communications, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY July 20, 2011
IEEE USA
Speaker: Dan Skaar, Midwest Reliability Organization
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon (first of a 6-part monthly series)
Cost: IEEE Members: $19 for individual webinar; $89 for series. Non-Members: $38 for individual webinar; $189 for series
Place: via the internet
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars/2011/Risk-Management.html

Mtg: A Breakthrough in Nanocomposite for High-Capacity Hydrogen Storage

by @ 9:04 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering
 

TUESDAY July 19, 2011
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Jeff Urban, Molecular Foundry
Time: Registration & light lunch 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 PM
Cost: 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

Berkeley Lab researchers have designed a new composite material for hydrogen storage consisting of nanoparticles of magnesium metal sprinkled through a polymer related to Plexiglas that rapidly absorbs and releases hydrogen at modest temperatures without (more…)

July 13, 2011

Tour of the Computer History Museum

by @ 11:02 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

SUNDAY August 21, 2011
SF Bay Area Council (all three Sections)
Time: CHM tours from 10 AM – 5 PM; optional lunch from Noon – 2 PM
Cost: $7.50 for IEEE members ($7.50 for each family member over 12 yrs old)
Place: 1401 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1108-CHM.html

See CHMâ??s new exhibit “Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing” â?? a rich, multimedia exhibition that traces the history of modern computing — everything from the abacus to the smart (more…)

Mtg: Engineers of Tomorrow: Preparing for the Job Market

by @ 10:56 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY August 18, 2011
SF GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade), with UC-Berkeley Student Chapter
Time: Social, food and presentations at 6:30 PM
Cost: none, for student members and IEEE members
Place: Soda Hall, UC Berkeley campus, Hearst Ave and Le Roy Ave, Berkeley
RSVP: from the website
Web: bayareastep.eventbrite.com

The Bay Area will host a once-in-a-lifetime event.? ? Come and join young IEEE members from around the world as they tackle the most significant challenges and opportunities new engineers face (more…)

July 11, 2011

Mtg: An Introduction to 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Radio Design: From Systems to Transistors

by @ 2:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY August 18, 2011
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Arya Behzad
Time: Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs

A short lecture on the evolution of the 802.11 standard with an emphasis on the radio design will be presented.? After a brief discussion of the market trends, the performance of the 802.11â??s OFDM-based modulations as (more…)

Laser Tag, for Bay Area Engineers

by @ 10:18 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY August 4, 2011
SCV GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade)
Time: Arrive and suit-up at 6:30 PM; Game at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 IEEE Members, $9 Non-IEEE Members (food not included)
Place: Laser Quest, 1400 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View
RSVP: from the website
Web: ieee-scv-gold-aug2011-lasertag.eventbrite.com

IEEE SCV GOLD invites you to enjoy a friendly game of Laser Tag.? Come out to network with your fellow Bay Area engineers!? Please arrive (more…)

Mtg: What is ‘NFC’ & Why it is a Hot Technology

by @ 10:01 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY July 26, 2011
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speakers: Vik Pavate, VP of Business Development, Kovio; Roshan Vijayshankar, Mobile Application Architect, NXP; Denny Mayer, VP of Business Development, Poken; Curt Carrender, Founder, Thinkify
Time: Networking, pizza and drinks at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short range of wireless technology that is based on RFID operates at 13.56 MHz and a typical distance of up to 10cm. NFC has gained much attention recently as Google pushed the (more…)

Mtg: From the ALOHA Network to the Web

by @ 9:51 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

MONDAY July 18, 2011
SCV Information Theory Chapter
Speaker: Norman Abramson, University of Hawaii
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Grand Ballroom A â?? Street Level, Hyatt Regency San Francisco
RSVP: by email, to Art Astrin, art@astrinradio.com
Web: email to IT chapter

In June 1971 the first two way wireless transmission of data packets within a computer network was put into operation in the ALOHA Network at the Manoa campus of the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.? The ALOHA protocol (more…)

Mtg: The Role of Information Theory in Public Key Cryptography

by @ 9:25 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software
 

WEDNESDAY September 28, 2011
SCV Information Theory Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Martin E. Hellman, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Time: Refreshments at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: 202 Packard Bldg, Stanford University, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Info: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/it

People are often surprised that public key cryptography was invented within Stanford’s EE department, not the Computer Science department.? Yet my background in Information Theory played a key role in (more…)

Mtg: Telemedicine: New Technologies and Perspectives from the Field

by @ 9:23 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications
 

WEDNESDAY September 14, 2011
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Dr. Eric Brewer, National Academy of Engineering; Dr. Sudhir (Sid) Ahuja, Vice President, Alcatel-Lucent Ventures; Ravi Amble, serial entrepreneur
Time: Networking, food and drinks at 6:00 PM; Presentations at 6:30 PM, followed by panel
Cost: $5 donation accepted for food & drinks
Place: National Semiconductor Auditorium (Bldg E), 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc/index.php#sep14

Rapid advances in telecommunication technology and growing interest in the efficacy of healthcare have led to mushrooming activity in telemedicine. Recent telemedicine programs are much more ambitious (more…)

Mtg: Segmental Conditional Random Fields in Speech Recognition

by @ 9:05 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

MONDAY July 25, 2011
ACM – Data Management SIG
Speaker: Patrick Nguyen, research scientist, Google Research
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: LinkedIn, 2025 Stierlin Ct, Mountain View
RSVP: from website
Web: events.linkedin.com/Free-ACM-DM-SIG-Event-Segmental/pub/721654

Novel techniques in speech recognition are often hampered by the long road that must be followed to turn them into fully functional systems capable of competing with the state-of-the-art. In this work, we explore (more…)

Mtg: Memristors in Computing: Promises and Challenges

by @ 8:29 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY August 9, 2011
SCV Computer Chapter
Speaker: Jianhua (Joshua) Yang, PhD, HP Labs
Time: Networking and light dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentations 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: sites.ieee.org/scv-cs

The desire to continually improve computing systems drives both the relentless scaling of existing silicon integrated circuit technology and the search for new technologies.? To be relevant, new devices (more…)

July 10, 2011

One-day Seminar: Emerging Automotive Computing: Engineering in Overdrive

by @ 3:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

SATURDAY July 16, 2011
SCV Computer Chapter
Keynote: Dr. Steve Shladover, PATH (Partners for Advanced Transportation TecHnology), UC Berkeley Inst of Transportation Studies
Time: Registration at 8:30 AM; program from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Cost: See website after June 5th (approx $50 fee)
Place: Braun Auditorium, Stanford University, Stanford
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.google.com/a/nfic-us.org/nfic-2011

Mtg: Power System Reliability Analysis and Artificial Intelligence

by @ 3:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY July 14, 2011
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Zach Cramer, Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
Time: Food and networking at 12:00 PM; Presentation at 12:15 PM
Cost: Free for IEEE members, $5 for non-members
Place: CA Public Utilities Commission, Golden Gate Training Room, 505 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
RSVP: by July 12 to John Joven, JRJJ@pge.com 415-973-4873
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1107-sf-pes.pdf

In the early 1990â??s many utilities chose a strategy of maximizing return on equity.? Under this strategy very little capital investment was made, leading to increased asset utilization and decreased contingency (more…)

Mtg: Architectures and Signal Integrity Challenges for 100 Gbps Data Transmission Systems

by @ 3:51 pm. Filed under Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY July 13, 2011
SCV Communications Chapter
Speaker: Lux Joshi, Product Specialist,LeCroy Corporation
Time: Food and networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: $5 donation is requested for refreshments
Place: National Semiconductor Auditorium (Bldg E), 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

100 Gbps networks are being developed to address the need for substantially higher bandwidth in core networking applications.? However, there are technical hurdles in implementing end-to-end 100Gbps (more…)

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