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September 25, 2013

Mtg: Netflix: How It Works! (2 talks)

by @ 8:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications

WEDNESDAY October 9, 2013
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Stevan Vlaovic and Coburn Watson, Cloud Performance Engineering, Netflix
Time: Networking/food at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: none ($5 requested for food)
Place: TI Conference Center Auditorium, Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Creating an Island of Utopian Agility and Availability Over Unknown Infrastructure
We have spent years striving to build perfect apps running on perfect kernels on perfect CPUs connected by perfect networks, but this utopia hasn’t really arrived. Instead we live in a (more…)


Mtg: Magnetism in Curved Surfaces

by @ 8:15 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY October 2, 2013
OEB Magnetics
Speaker: Denys Makarov, Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab, Berkeley
RSVP: Please respond by by Sept 30 by email with name, company to Peter Fischer,,

Flexible, stretchable, and printable electronics is a dynamically developing research area with already a variety of commercially available devices.  Shapeable electronics and optoelectronics have been developed already for a few years.  Very recently, we added a new member to this (more…)


Mtg: Update on Artificial Pancreas Studies at Stanford

by @ 7:58 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY October 16, 2013
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Bruce Buckingham, MD, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology, Stanford University
Time: Optional dinner at 6:15 PM in the hospital cafeteria; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none (for presentation)
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required

Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by fluctuations in blood glucose levels.  Hypoglycemia can results in seizures, and hyperglycemia can result in long term complications such as visual loss and kidney failure.  Current management of juvenile onset (type-1) diabetes generally relies on 4 blood (more…)


Mtg: Laser Interferometers and Quintessential Phase: Overcoming Turbulence

by @ 5:31 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

FRIDAY October 4, 2013
SCV Computational Intelligence Chapter
Speaker: Danny Abramovitch; Agilent Laboratories
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: CMU SV, Rm 118, Building 19, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required

Laser interferometers are amazingly precise measurement tools for making non-contact measurements with sub nanometer precision over a huge dynamic range . In reality a laser interferometer measures not distance, but the change in optical path length between itself and a (more…)


Mtg: Building an Organization that Fosters Creativity and Innovation

by @ 4:56 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY November 7, 2013
SCV Technology Management  Chapter
Speaker: Kimberley Wiefling, President, Wiefling Consulting
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

Many companies that were successful 100 years ago no longer exist.  Trapped by their own success, they gradually learn to reduce risk, avoid mistakes and failure at all costs, and consequently squelch or kill innovation and creativity.  This makes them vulnerable to global competition from (more…)


Mtg: Charting the Course for the Life Members Group

by @ 4:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY October 16, 2013
OEB Life Members Chapter
Speaker/Moderator: Dr. L. Lynn Cleland, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, retired
Time: Lunch at 11:30 AM; Discussions until 1:00 PM
Cost: none (includes lunch)
Place: Willow Tree Restaurant, 6513 Regional St, Dublin
RSVP: from website

The meeting will start with a review of the activities of the Oakland/East Bay Life Members Affinity Group since its inception three years ago.  The Group has focused on Issues in Education, Energy, and Environment (IEEE).  Talks on some of the issues have been considered (more…)


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