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September 26, 2011

Mtg: Social Mixer with IEEE S.F. GOLD and PG&E Nu NRG

by @ 7:47 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software

WEDNESDAY September 28, 2011
SF GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade)
Speaker: none (no-host social with snacks)
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Palomino Restaurant & Bar, 345 Spear Street, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Jerry Barroeta Perez,

Mtg: The Role of Information Theory in Public Key Cryptography

by @ 7:46 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software

WEDNESDAY September 28, 2011
SCV Information Theory
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

People are often surprised that public key cryptography was invented within Stanfordâ??s EE department, not the Computer Science department.? Yet my background in Information Theory played a key role in that advance.? This talk reviews my professional odyssey, (more…)

Mtg: Modeling and Simulation of HEV and EV Power Electronics Systems

by @ 7:45 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY September 28, 2011
Speakers: Paul Goossens, VP of Application Engineering, Maplesoft; Dr. Sam Dao, Application Engineer, Maplesoft
Time: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the internet
RSVP: from the website

Mtg: The Construction Aspect of Electrical Power System Design

by @ 7:44 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

TUESDAY September 27, 2011
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Corrie VerBraken, PE, Rosendin Electric
Time: Networking and drinks at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE Members, $10 for non-members (pay at door)
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Frank Sylvester, SFPUC,, 415.554.1578

Electrical power systems designs look easy on paper, but the actual installation is another story.? How does all that equipment and conduit actually fit into the space?? The answer to that question often depends on whether youâ??re a consultant or a contractor, and can (more…)

Mtg: DiiVA – Digital Interactive Interface for Video & Audio

by @ 7:43 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design

TUESDAY September 27, 2011
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Steve Yum, SynerChip, and president of DiiVA Licensing, LLC
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE Members, $10 for non-members (pay at door)
Place: NVIDIA, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Mtg: Video Compression Technology â?? Building the Next Generation

by @ 7:42 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

MONDAY September 26, 2011
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Nam Ling, Santa Clara University
Time: Networking, light dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation accepted for food
Place: QualComm, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

In recent years, a significant increase in visual resolution and perceptual quality has emerged.? Another level of resolution and quality will be expected for home and mobile video applications as future devices and content move toward high definition (for mobile applications) and (more…)

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