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September 12, 2013

Mtg: Applying Data to Help in Humanitarian Initiatives

by @ 4:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

SUNDAY October 20, 2013
SCV Women in Engineering, with Grads of the Last Decade
Speaker: Thomson Nguyen, co-founder and CEO, Framed Data
Time: Registration at 7:00 PM, Presentation at 7:15 PM, Networking/Reception (open bar) at 8:15 PM
Cost: $13 for members; $16 for non-members
Place: Airport Garden Hotel, 1740 N 1st St, San Jose
RSVP: from website

We invite you to join us at the Global Humanitarian Technology Conference for a look at how data can be applied to help in Humanitarian initiatives.  Our speaker Thomson Nguyen was a former Data Scientist at and a Volunteer with (more…)


Mtg: LAN Party and Mentoring; Playing Counter-Strike

by @ 3:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

SATURDAY September 28, 2013
SCV GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade)
Activity: Networking with NPU students; mentoring; gaming
Time: 5:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Northwestern Polytechnic University, 47671 Westinghouse Dr, Fremont
RSVP: from website

Come join the IEEE SCV GOLD and the Northwestern Polytechnic University to network and mentor a number of great students! After the networking/mentorship time we will have (more…)


Mtg: Deep Dive into Android App Development

by @ 3:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software

TUESDAY October 8, 2013
SCV Computer  Chapter
Speaker: Marko Gargenta, Twitter University
Time: Networking/Refreshments at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cadence Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
RSVP: from website

This is a fast-paced hands-on introduction to Android app development for those already proficient in Java.  By the end of this tutorial, you should understand how to go about building a very simple Android app.
During the tutorial, weâ??ll develop a working Twitter-like application capable of posting status updates to the cloud as well as pulling data from the cloud so we can see what our friends are up to.  Along the way, you will learn about the main building blocks that make up an Android app, such as activities, services, provides and receivers.  Weâ??ll focus on the UI by building a couple of screens and services to process background network tasks.  You will also learn about concurrency issues in Android.  During this tutorial, you will get to experience building an app from the ground up.  You will see how Android tools work, and how to use the tools to develop and debug the application.
This tutorial assumes basic understanding of Java.  If you plan to follow along during the presentation, you should first download the Android Development Tools Bundle from


Mtg: Nailing the Venture Capitalist (VC) Pitch

by @ 2:37 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY October 10, 2013
SCV Women in Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Sheryl Root, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, and CEO, RootAnalysis
Time: Networking and light snacks at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Room 118, Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley Campus, Building 23, Moffett Field
RSVP: from website

Getting funding for a startup is the all-important first step for any entrepreneur.  While the challenges are many, having a well-constructed presentation can assist the first-time entrepreneur to get noticed.  In this talk, our speaker will take (more…)


Mtg: Moving From Technology Development to Technology Management Across Cultures

by @ 2:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

THURSDAY October 3, 2013
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speakers: Dr. Javad (Jim) Dorosti, College of Engineering, San Jose State University
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Forum at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: $11 for IEEE members, $14 for non-members
Place: Ramada Silicon Valley, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website

In this seminar, Dr. Dorosti will discuss some of his personal experiences in his journey from an engineering individual contributor to management positions in the high-tech industries. (more…)


Webinar: Modeling and Simulation of Metamaterial-Based Devices for Industrial Applications

by @ 11:08 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays

WEDNESDAY September 26, 2013
Speaker: Arnab Bhattacharya, CST
Time: 8:00 AM (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website

The subject of metamaterials has rapidly grown over the past few years from a hot topic of academic research to a field with interesting and novel industrial applications. The exotic properties of these metamaterials include negative or low values of permittivity, (more…)


Mtg: Residential Solar: Is the Market Ready to Explode?

by @ 10:54 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays

THURSDAY September 26, 2013
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Panelists: Tom Werner, CEO, SunPower; Paul Nahi, CEO, Enphase; Andrew Birch, CEO, Sungevity; Nicholas Lazares, Chairman & CEO, Admirals Bank; Susannah Churchill, CA Policy Advocate, Vote Solar
Time: Networking and dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $35.00 IEEE members, $45.00 non members
Place: Xerox PARC 3333 Coyote Hill Road Palo Alto
RSVP: from website

The residential rooftop solar market is growing rapidly in California without state incentives. Across the country solar is becoming more cost competitive with the grid, spurring a boom in deployment. Yet costs in the US remain dramatically higher than elsewhere (residential rooftop solar (more…)


Mtg: Virtual Meter Management Solutions

by @ 10:36 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power

WEDNESDAY September 18, 2013
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Pieter Noordam, co-founder, Alchemy Unlimited, Inc.
Time: Networking and dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $30.00 IEEE members, $40.00 non members ($5 more, at door)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Large facilities consume vast quantities of energy.  Due to the large expenditures and the focus on efficiency and energy conservation, these facilities have implemented metering and sub-metering systems.  For large installations, the complexity of these systems introduces (more…)


Mg: Submicron Transient Thermal Imaging

by @ 10:23 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

THURSDAY September 19, 2013
SCV Mirowave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Mo Shakouri and Dustin Kendig, Microsanj LLC
Time: Networking and light snacks at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Transient thermal analysis is becoming a critical tool in research, development and quality analysis of state of art devices and circuits. This talk will present an overview of advanced thermal characterization and modeling of electronic and optoelectronic (more…)


Mtg: How far We Can Push Si CMOS and the Alternatives for Future ULSI

by @ 10:01 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

TUESDAY October 8, 2013
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Krishna Saraswat, Stanford University
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Si CMOS technology has dominated the microelectronics industry, with continued scaling.  However, future Si CMOS scaling is reaching practical and fundamental limits.  To go beyond these limits, novel materials and structures are being aggressively studied.  A channel (more…)


Mtg: Low-Power Circuit Design Techniques for the Nano-Scale Era

by @ 9:47 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

TUESDAY September 24, 2013
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. R. V. Joshi, IBM
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

The talk consists of pros and cons of technology from power perspective and techniques to exploit lower power. As the technology pushes towards nano-scale era, process variability and geometric variation in devices can cause variation in power. The reliability also (more…)


September 9, 2013

Mtg: Generator Paralleling Switchgear and New Innovations

by @ 10:14 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

TUESDAY September 24, 2013
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Doug Kristensen, Chief Operating Officer, IEM
Time: Networking at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:00 PM, dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 for members (at the door); $10 for first 5 reserved IEEE Student Members
Place: Sinbad’s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Brandon Yee,, 510-220-4486

Optimizing todayâ??s technology for increased reliability and functionality.  We will investigate leveraging the increased sophistication of digital synchronizing and loadsharing controls (onboard generator or located in paralleling switchgear) and (more…)


September 7, 2013

Open Server Summit

by @ 9:47 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

Building Lean, Green, Open Servers
Open Server Summit 2013
– October 22-24, 2013     – Santa Clara Convention Center
The latest in designing for next-generation virtualized servers in the cloud computing era, from simple blades to powerful high-end systems. Talk with industry leaders, see the latest products, meet with potential partners.
Get the latest on how to:   – Handle Big Data   – Make Key Applications Run Faster   – Use Open Specifications and Open-Source Software   – Develop Private Clouds   – Use Public Clouds Effectively   – Create Scalable, Cost-Effective Data Centers   – Cut Power and Cooling Costs … and more!
Save $100 with code “IEEE”. For more info:


One-Day Event: Rock Stars of Big Data

by @ 9:46 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

IEEE Computer Society
One-Day Event: Rock Stars of Big Data
– October 29, 2013   – Computer History Museum, Mtn View
Hear firsthand how executives have unleashed the power of Big Data — featuring Industry-Leading Experts from GE, Google, IBM, Intel, Kaiser Permanente, Netflix, Cray, Teradata, and others:   – Grady Booch, Chief Scientist of Software Engineering, IBM Research   – Chris Pouliot, Director of Algorithms and Analytics, Netflix   – William Ruh, Vice President, GE Software   – Dan Sturman, Engineering Director, Google   – Stephen Wheat, General Manager, HPC Business Unit, Intel …
Learn how to set up a culture of Big Data in your company; empower employees and teams for Big Data projects; use analytics and artificial intelligence; understand its evolution and human implications.     Full information and to register: Group discounts.


IEEE Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium

by @ 9:44 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

IEEE Electron Devices Society, with MTT and SSC:
2013 IEEE Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium (CSICS)
    — October 13-16, 2013     — Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey
Short Courses:   – Terabit Optical Communications   – Sub-mm-Wave and THz Design and Measurements   – Intro to RF CMOS IC Design (separate registration allowed, for local engineers!)     Sessions:   – Terabit-Per-Second Networks   – Advanced Doherty Power Amplifiers   – High-speed Mixed Signal Circuits   – mm-Wave Transmitter Building Blocks   – Thermal Management   – Device Characterization   – High-Power Technologies   – Advanced Device Modeling   – The Future of GaN Technology
Save, through Sept. 23rd.   More info and to register:


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