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November 27, 2011

Tour of Agilent Technologies Environmental Test Lab and Life Test Lab

by @ 2:00 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

THURSDAY December 1, 2011
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speaker: Jim Krepelka, CRE, Reliability/Environmental Test, Agilent Technology’s Life Science Group
Time: Networking, snacks and HP tech museum at 6:00 PM; overivew at 6:30 PM; Tours at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara Site, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

The Santa Clara Site of Agilent Technologies is not only the corporate headquarters but also the life science technology center for the company.? ? Divisions located on this site include GCMS, LCMS, NMR, Genomics/Proteomics, Lab (more…)

Mrg: Applying Real Options Theory to Technology Management

by @ 1:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY December 1, 2011
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Oliver Yu, Ph.D., President, the STARS Group
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

In his presentation, Dr. Yu will discuss a case study of applying Real Options Theory in a management context and the major barriers to acceptance along with the successful strategies to remove them.? By applying the (more…)

Webinar: Better Simulation of Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuators using VORPAL

by @ 1:58 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

THURSDAY December 1, 2011
Speaker: Alex Likhanskii, Ph.D.
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website

Mtg: Application of Time-reversal Methods to Communication in Hostile Environments

by @ 1:57 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY November 30, 2011
OEB Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: David Chambers, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Time: Presentation from 12:30 PM â?? 2:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Livermore Valley Open Campus â?? Lawrence Livermore Nat’l Laboratory, Greenville Rd, Livermore
RSVP: by email, to Ron Kane,

The application of time-reversal (TR) methods to the problem of communication in a highly reverberant environment is a new area motivated by advances in TR theory.? The fundamental concept involves time-reversing the (more…)

Career Networking Night

by @ 1:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY November 30, 2011
SCV PACE (Professional Activities Committee for Engineers)
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM; Discussions at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Keypoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

This is a networking event you should not miss if you are interested in todayâ??s job market.? Are you tired of looking through countless openings on company websites?? Wouldnâ??t it be great if you could meet the employers face to face and (more…)

Mtg: Feedback Communication Systems: Fundamental Limits and Control-Theoretic Approach

by @ 1:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY November 30, 2011
SCV Information Theory Chapter
Speaker: Ehsan Ardestanizadeh, PhD, ASSIA, Inc.
Time: Refreshments at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: 202 Packard Bldg, Stanford University, Stanford
RSVP: not required

We combine techniques from information theory, estimation and control, and optimization theory to investigate the benefits of feedback in improving fundamental limits on information flow in communication networks.? We focus (more…)

Mtg: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Machinery Directive

by @ 1:54 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY November 29, 2011
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: John McBain, Agilent
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Underwriters Laboratories, 455 E. Trimble Rd., San Jose
RSVP: not required

The European Machinery Directive (MD) has been in force for many years, and even the latest version (2006/42/EC) has been effective since December 2009.? Unfortunately, the revision that was supposed to clarify the applicability of (more…)

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