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October 21, 2012

Event: Senior Member Advancement Mixer

by @ 1:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY October 25, 2012
OEB Section
Helpers: current IEEE Fellows and Senior Members
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM for the “Senior Mixer”; 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM for exhibits and general exhibit viewing
Cost: $10 for member, $5 each for accompanying family members (up to 3). No cost for current Fellows, Senior Members (for 1/2-hour help with advancement reviews)
Place: Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland
RSVP: from website; limited to 60
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb

Mtg: Smart Grid: Opportunities for Innovation

by @ 1:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY October 25, 2012
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Panelists: Andy White, CEO, Trilliant; Brian Thompson, CEO, Stem; Lisa Caswell, President, eMeter; Steve Malnight, VP, Pacific Gas & Electric
Time: Dinner and Networking and 6:00 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: $35 IEEE members, $45 non members
Place: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, 1000 Marsh Road, Menlo Park
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pes_ias

Neill Armstrong once said that our electric grid was one of the greatest engineering achievements of the 20th century.? Yet, in the next few decades, our electric grid will need to be modernized to meet the evolving energy (more…)

Mtg: Decisions, Decisions … Multi-core CPUs, GPGPU and FPGAs for Data-intensive Computing

by @ 1:28 pm. Filed under ALL
 

THURSDAY October 25, 2012
OEB Signal Processing, with Computer Chapter
Speaker: Maya Gokhale, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC) , Bldg. 6475, Greenville Road, Livermore
RSVP: by Octoboer 24 by email to Brock Beauchamp, brockb@ieee.org
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/SigProc/sigproc.html

Mtg: New Conflict Minerals Reporting Rule for Manufacturers with any Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum or Gold in Their Products

by @ 1:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY October 23, 2012
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Rick Row, consultant
Time: Optional networking and dinner at 5:15 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members
Place: Dinner at Honbi Sushi, 2587 North 1st St, San Jose; Meeting at Underwriters Laboratories, 455 E. Trimble Rd. San Jose (also as a live Webcast)
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

Does your company, be it domestic or foreign, big or small, report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)? Does any product you manufacture, or contract to have manufactured, have even the smallest (more…)

Mtg: Quantum Dots: The Future of LED Display Technology

by @ 1:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY October 23, 2012
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Jason Hartlove, President and CEO, Nanosys
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members
Place: NVIDIA, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee.org/scvce

Consumers want a lifelike experience in a handheld device and color performance is the one area where large gains can be made immediately to greatly enhance that experience. Color performance, the next major differentiator in (more…)

October 20, 2012

Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers

by @ 10:04 am. Filed under Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

IEEE Signal Processing Society
Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers
— November 4-7, 2012 ? ? — Pacific Grove
A forum for presenting work in various areas of theoretical and applied signal processing. ? 75 Sessions including: ? – Graphical Models in Signal Processing ? – Full-Duplex MIMO Communications ? – Green Radio ? – Compressive Sensing ? – Network Beamforming ? – Cognitive Radio Networks ? – Image and Video Coding ? – Medical Image Analysis ? – Wireless Video Transmission ? – Coding Theory for the Next-Gen Storage Systems ? – Multiuser and Massive MIMO ? – Social Networks ? – Low Power ? – Sequence and Genome Analysis ? – Network Optimization ? – Decoding and Detection ? – Interference Alignment ? … and more.
For more information, and to register, visit: www.asilomarssc.org

Mtg: Resonance Study of a Coupled Mechanical Oscillator – Part 2: Model and Analysis

by @ 9:10 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY January 23, 2013
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Ghulam Mustafa, Ph.D., Crossing Automation, Inc.
Time: Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Intersil Corp., 1001 Murphy Ranch Road, Milpitas
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-css

Part 1 of the talk (see Nov 28, 2012) focused on the experimental observations as the oscillator is forced through two different resonance zones.? Part 2 will cover the modeling and analysis based on (more…)

October 19, 2012

Mtg: Designing VLSI Interconnects with Monolithically Integrated Silicon-Photonics

by @ 10:37 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY November 15, 2012
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Vladimir Stojanovic, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
Time: Networking with pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs

Limited scaling of both on-chip and off-chip interconnects has led to energy-efficiency and bandwidth density constraints that are emerging fast as the major performance bottlenecks in embedded and high-performance digital systems.? While optical (more…)

Webinar: Strategic Reuse: A Way to Bring Fundamental Efficiencies in Automotive EE Engineering

by @ 9:46 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY October 30, 2012
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speaker: Brett Hillhouse, IBM
Time: 11:00 AM (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/2138539

Many companies agree that reuse is key to increasing efficiencies. Standardization and open source efforts such as GENIVI, OSEK and AUTOSAR show that industry continues to pursue reuse at a middleware, framework and industry level. However achieving (more…)

October 18, 2012

Mtg: Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM): Problem, Basic Implementation, Traps, and Tricks

by @ 4:40 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY November 8, 2012
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Mark Phillip Woodward, Ph.D., consultant for Neato Robotics
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, Room 118, Building 23, Moffett Field
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

We all have grand visions for our robots, be it straightening our home, taking out the trash, or even delivering an ice cold beverage.? One challenging prerequisite to these tasks is determining where the robot is in its environment. If the environment is known (more…)

Mtg: Opportunities and Challenges in Performance and Resource Management in the Cloud

by @ 4:05 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software
 

WEDNESDAY November 7, 2012
SCV Computational Intelligence Chapter
Speaker: Xiaoyun Zhu, Staff Engineer, Cloud Resource Management Group, VMware
Time: Networking and food at 6:45 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, Room 118, Building 23, Moffett Field
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cis

In the past decade, the information technology industry has experienced a paradigm shift as computing resources became available to businesses and individuals as a utility through cloud-based services.? The wide adoption of server virtualization technologies has (more…)

Mtg: Disturbance Accommodating Adaptive Control with Application to Wind Turbines

by @ 3:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY December 5, 2012
SCV Computational Intelligence Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Susan Frost, Intelligent Systems Division, NASA Ames Research Center
Time: Networking and food at 6:45 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, Room 118, Building 23, Moffett Field
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cis

Adaptive control techniques are well suited to applications that have unknown modeling parameters and poorly known operating conditions.? Many physical systems experience external disturbances that are persistent or continually recurring.? Flexible structures (more…)

Mtg: Active Components for Advanced Commercial Satellite Systems

by @ 3:31 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY November 8, 2012
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Norman Chiang, Space Systems/Loral
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:00 PM; Prsentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/14919

Advanced satellite systems require high performance RF/Microwave active components including LNAĆ¢??s, Down Converters, Local Oscillators, and Linearized Channel Amplifiers to name a few.? Vital parameters such as size/mass, DC power consumption, linearity, (more…)

Game of Laser Tag & The Sports Page

by @ 3:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY October 30, 2012
SCV Grads of the Last Decade (GOLD)
Time: 5:30 PM to suit up
Cost: IEEE Members: $12; Non-members: $17 (Food and drinks not included)
Place: Laser Quest, 1400 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View; then food at Sports Page, 1431 Plymouth St., Mountain View
RSVP: from website
Web: scv-gold-laser-tag.eventbrite.com

Come join IEEE SCV GOLD for a friendly game of Laser tag, and to network with your fellow Bay Area engineers! We will be playing three games, so you can improve your scores and learn your opponent’s strategies.? After the game, join us at (more…)

October 16, 2012

Webinar: How the America Invents Act Will Affect Best Business Practices

by @ 10:11 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

FRIDAY October 19, 2012
IEEE-USA ?
Speakers: Keith Grzelak, IEEE-USA Intellectual Property Committee Chair; David Boundy, VP, Cantor Fitzgerald; Prof. Adam Mossoff, George Mason University School of Law; Robert Sterne, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C.; Carlos Villamar, The Villamar Firm, P.L.L.C.; Janet Gongola, United States Patent and Trademark Office; and Dr. Rick Neifeld, patent attorney, Neifeld IP Law, PC.
Time: Webinar from 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieeeusa.org/IP-Pros/Workshops/Oct2012

This workshop brought to you by the IEEE IP Professionals Initiative provides an exposition of the largest change in patent law since 1870 with an emphasis towards attorneys advising inventors, engineering (more…)

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