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August 30, 2014

Calibration Technicians Wanted

by @ 8:25 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

Pleasanton Location
Calibration Technicians Wanted
Liberty Labs has immediate openings for experienced electronic technicians at it’s Pleasanton location. Must have at least 5 years of experience and a good working knowledge of ISO 17025. Calibrations range from general electronic instrumentation to RF/Microwave, EMI/EMC, Medical, Avionics, and Mechanical/Dimensional. Please send resume along with 5 references to Mike Howard, President, at mhoward@liberty-labs.com.
Liberty Labs is pleased to announce our one-stop solution for all of your accredited calibration needs, at our new Pleasanton location or at your facilities throughout the western US. Please contact Mike Howard at 712-773-2199 or email at mhoward@liberty-labs.com for more information or quotes on your calibration services.
Visit our website: www.liberty-labs.com.

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August 29, 2014

Mtg: Climate Change: Reasons for More Debate and More Optimism

by @ 9:17 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY October 15, 2014
OEB Life Members
– cycles, local fauna, resilient environment, acting …
Speaker: Dr. Jim Steele, San Francisco State University
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: $20 for buffet dinner
Place: Pyramid Alehouse, 901 Gilman Street, Berkeley
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee4life.org

The media has inundated the public with horror stories suggesting global warming is leading the earthâ??s wildlife into extinction.  Jim Steele presents an ecologistâ??s perspective and critiques the (more…)

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August 28, 2014

Webinar: Smarter Product Development: Agile and Mission-Critical IT

by @ 9:35 pm. Filed under Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY October 16, 2014
Computer Society
– webinar: create, manage, practices, challenges …
Speaker: Bruce Douglass, embedded Software Methodologist, Chief Evangelist, IBM Rational
Time: 8:00 AM (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website
Web: www.computer.org/webinars

Mission critical systems are those systems on which a business heavily depends for core business operation and whose failure or compromise can have severe negative consequences for the business. Agile methods can be used to (more…)

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Webinar: Smarter Product Development: Agile and Security

by @ 9:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

THURSDAY September 18, 2014
Computer Society
– webinar: connected products, development, analysis …
Speaker: Bruce Douglass, embedded Software Methodologist, Chief Evangelist, IBM Rational
Time: 8:00 AM (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website
Web: www.computer.org/webinars

Security can be defined as “freedom from inappropriate external influence, interference, or theft” and is a growing concern in our increasingly connected Internet of Things. Everything that is connected â?? from automobiles to home heating systems â?? is (more…)

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Mtg: Agile Update – And Is It For You? (SW, SoC/ASIC…)

by @ 9:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY October 14, 2014
SCV Computer Chapter
-     panelists from Intel, HP, Symantec,  more    …
Speakers: Kathryn Kuhn, Agile Evangelist, Product Development IT, Hewlett-Packard; Damian Brown, Sr. Manager, Program Management, Symantec; and others
Time: Networking and Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cadence Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose, and live over the internet
RSVP: from website
Web: computer.ieeesiliconvalley.org

This talk features a panel of leading experts discussing new developments in Agile Software Development (Kanban, Scrum, SoC, etc.).  John Swan will be the moderator for the discussions. In her role at HP, Kathryn Kuhn works with teams that range from highly experimental (more…)

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Mtg: Electrodes in the Brain: Where Do You Want to Put Them and How Do You Get Them There?

by @ 8:51 pm. Filed under BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY October 15, 2014
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
– pre-operative imaging, stereotactic hardware, confirming …
Speaker: Eric E. Sabelman, Kaiser Permanente Hospital
Time: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: none (no-host dinner)
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs/pages/upcoming.html

The technology for chronic brain recording and stimulating electrodes is advancing, as is the range of diseases for which such electrodes may provide symptomatic relief.  This presentation will briefly review electrode construction and the (more…)

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Mtg: Modeling Health Behaviors Using Mobile Sensing

by @ 8:39 pm. Filed under BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software
 

WEDNESDAY September 17, 2014
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
– phone data, at-risk patients, between office visits …
Speaker: Anmol Madan, Co-founder and CEO, Ginger.io
Time: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: none (no-host dinner)
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs/pages/upcoming.html

Mobile phones are a pervasive platform for opportunistic sensing of social and health related behaviors.  In this talk, I discuss how sensor data from mobile phones can be used to model and predict health outcomes.  The talk starts with a (more…)

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Mtg: San Mateo-Hayward Bridge: Challenges and Lessons Learned in 15kV Substation Replacement Project

by @ 8:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY September 24, 2014
OEB Power & Energy Chapter
– substation, medium voltage, retrofit, challenges …
Speaker: Diep Nguyen, PE, DTN Engineers
Time: Networking and social at 5:30 PM; Diner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:45 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE Members; $35 for non-Members; $10 for students/retired
Place: Buttercup Grill & Bar, 229 Broadway, Oakland
RSVP: from website
Web: meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/28033

The San Mateo-Hayward Bridge is one of four critical bridges in the San Francisco Bay Area.  It was built in 1929, and was the longest bridge in the world at the time.  It links the San Francisco peninsula with the East Bay, boasting a 7-mile (more…)

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Mtg: Miniaturized Passive Radios for Wireless Tagging and IoT Applications

by @ 7:51 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY September 18, 2014
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
– battery-less, transponders, data-rate, range …
Speaker: Prof. Amin Arbabian, Electrical Engineering Department, Stanford University
Time: Networking and snacks at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Texas Instruments Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs

For over a hundred years and starting from Marconiâ??s experiment, several generations of wireless devices have connected people with stations and with each other, resulting in over 6 billion mobile subscribers in the world today.  The next (more…)

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ARM TechCon Conference and Expo

by @ 8:17 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

ARM TechCon Conference and Expo
– Oct 1-3, 2014   – Santa Clara Convention Center
Brings together the largest contingency of ARM-Connected Community Partners.   For ARM-based chip designers, system implementation engineers and software developers.     Keynote Talks by  – Mike Muller, CTO, Pete Hutton, Product Group President, Simon Segars, CEO, ARM;   – Erica Kochi, Innovation Officer, UNICEF;   – Chris Anderson, CEO, 3D Robotics.     Eleven Tracks:   – System Design   – Chip Implementation   – Debugging   – Verification   – Graphics   – Heterogeneous Computing   – Power Efficiency   – Safety and Security   – Software Development and Optimization   – Optimization for Infrastructure and Cloud   – New Frontiers   … and more.
A free Exhibition-Only pass includes access to the exhibits, keynotes, special industry training sessions, and special events (use code GRIDEXPO). Save 20% through Sept. 16th with promo code “GRIDCONF“.     Visit the website: www.armtechcon.com/?_mc=NL_GRID1

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August 21, 2014

Asilomar Conf on Signals, Systems, and Computers

by @ 2:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

IEEE Signal Processing Society
Asilomar Conf on Signals, Systems, and Computers
— November 2-5, 2014     — Pacific Grove
A forum for presenting work in various areas of theoretical and applied signal processing.     60 Sessions including:   – EEG Based Brain Computer Interface   – Underwater Wireless Networks   – Image and Video Processing   – Tensor-Based Signal Processing   – Massive MIMO   – Wireless Localization   – Big Data Signal Processing   – Enhanced MIMO for LTE-A and 5G Systems   – Cognitive Radio   – Large-Scale Learning and Optimization   – Bioinformatics and DNA Computing   – Compressive Methods in Radar   – Compressed Sensing   – Document Processing and Synchronization   – Advances in Statistical Learning   – Speech Enhancement   – Many-Core Platforms   – Mobile Health   – Coding and Decoding   … plus poster sessions and more.     Save $250 through Oct. 13th.   For more information, and to register, visit: www.asilomarssc.org

Conf: Rock Stars of Big Data Analytics

by @ 2:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

IEEE Computer Society
One-Day Event: Rock Stars of Big Data Analytics
– October 21, 2014   – San Jose Civic Auditorium   – 8 AM to 7 PM
Find the answers you need – the one event that brings together experts who ask the tough questions and give you the realistic answers.   – Grady Booch, Chief Scientist of Software Engineering, IBM   – Greg Arnold, Data Infrastructure Engineering Director, LinkedIn   – Chris Pouliot, Vice President, Lyft   – Guido Schroeder, Senior Vice President of Products, Splunk   – Matthew Denesuk, Chief Data Science Officer, GE Software   – Mike Rosenbaum, CEO, Catalyst IT Services   – Mark Davis, Distinguished Engineer, Dell   – Panel: How Far Can We Trust Big Data Analytics?     Share experiences, case histories, and real actionable data in a day packed with networking, problem-solving, exhibits, food, and generally mind-blowing ideas.     Full information and to register: www.computer.org/Data-Analytics. Group discounts.

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August 17, 2014

Symposium on Technologies Beyond 2035

by @ 7:14 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

IEEE Future Directions: The Technology Time Machine
IEEE Symposium on Technologies Beyond 2035
– October 21-22, 2014   – Hayes Mansion, San Jose
Prediction of future technologies through the global interplay of science, technology, society, and economics. Multiple future technologies will be discussed interactively between attendees and world-renowned experts to present a 2035 vision for each of these areas:   – Future of Humans (Braden Allenby, ASU)   – Future of Fabrication (Henrik Christensen, Georgia Tech;   – Future of Networks (Maurizio Decina, Politecnico di Milano; Seizo Onoe, NTT DoCoMo; Henning Schulzrinne, FCC)   – Future of Energy (Marija Ilic, CMU; Arun Majumdar, Stanford; John McDonald, GE)   – Future of Healthcare (Gregory Kovacs, Stanford).
For full information, visit ttm.ieee.org

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August 14, 2014

Mtg: The Impact of Frugal Innovation on Emerging Markets through Social Enterprises

by @ 7:41 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY September 23, 2014
SCV Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT)
-   mission, accessible, affordable, adaptable,  appropriate     …
Speaker: Prof. Radha Basu, Director of the Frugal Innovation Lab, Santa Clara University
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM; talk/tour following
Cost: Suggested donation: IEEE Members $8; non-IEEE Members $10; Retired Members & Students $5
Place: Bannan Engineering Lab building, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-sight

Prof. Basu will speak about Frugal Innovation Labâ??s mission to develop accessible, affordable, adaptable, and appropriate technologies, products and solutions for emerging markets.

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August 13, 2014

IEEE Mtg: The “Invisible” IC Package

by @ 1:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY September 25, 2014
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
– chip-package-PCB design, form-factor, thermal, SI, cost …
Speaker: Sam Karikalan, Senior Manager of Package Engineering, Broadcom Corporation
Time: Networking and buffet lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation (no cost) at 12:15 PM
Cost: $25 for IEEE Members, $30 for non-members, $10 for studens/unemployed
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

The never-ending demand for improved electrical performance and cost reduction in IC packages has spawned many Chip-Package-PCB co-design innovations in the industry.  On the one end, need for higher memory bandwidth and (more…)

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