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August 13, 2014

Mtg: Build Your Influence to Get Things Done

by @ 7:36 am. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY September 4, 2014
SCV Technology Management Chapter
– across teams, departments, disciplines, key pointers …
Speaker: Lucy Freedman, Syntax for Change
Time: Registration and networking at 6:00 PM; Mgmt 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, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website

As a technical leader in a complex organization, you depend on a lot of people to get the crucial things done.  A huge part of your success comes from your ability to influence others, both within your team and across departments and (more…)


August 12, 2014

IEEE Senior Member Grade Elevation Night

by @ 1:15 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

MONDAY September 15, 2014
– you qualify! download req’ts, forms, drop in …
Time: Drop in between 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM with your paperwork
Cost: none
Place: AMD, Commons Bldg, 1 AMD Place, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required

The IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section, in conjunction with PACE, is sponsoring a
Senior Member Grade Elevation night for all IEEE members who meet the requirements for grade elevation to Senior Member.  The requirements are posted at the link above (PDF).


August 8, 2014

Mtg: Net Neutrality: A Lucid Dream or Reality

by @ 11:58 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY August 21, 2014
SCV Young Professionals
– panel: viability, underlying infrastructure, forces at play …
Panelists: Nitin Rao, Cloudflare; Evan Engstrom, Policy Director,; Vishal Misra, Associate Professor Columbia U., co-founder Infinio Systems (and others)
Time: Networking and pizza/drinks at 6:30 PM; Panel at 7:00 PM
Cost: $12 for IEEE members; $20 for non-members
Place: Perkins Coie LLP, 3150 Porter Dr, Palo Alto
RSVP: from website

Net Neutrality is all but certain to influence the patterns of data communication. Irrespective of its outcome, the viability of underlying infrastructure and economics is still an evolving discussion. The goal of this event is hence in peeling (more…)


Mtg: Assessing the Value of Solar PV Energy

by @ 10:39 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays

WEDNESDAY September 10, 2014
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
– mainstream, value, macroeconomic trends …
Speaker: Alan Goodrich, SunEdison
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Palo Alto Research Center (Pake Auditorium), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: not required

Solar energy is rapidly becoming a mainstream technology. Many factors have contributed to the precipitous decline in the cost of solar energy — a trend, the magnitude of which often dominates popular perception of the (more…)


August 6, 2014

Mtg: Control of Multi-Robot Systems: From Formations to Human-Swarm Interactions

by @ 3:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

THURSDAY September 18, 2014
SCV Control Systems Chapter
– coordination, communication, rules, interacting agents …
Speaker: Prof. Magnus Egerstedt, Georgia Institute of Technology (CSS Distinguished Lecturer)
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

The last few years have seen significant progress in our understanding of how one should structure multi-robot systems.  New control, coordination, and communication strategies have emerged and, in this talk, we discuss some of these (more…)


Mtg: Magnetic Materials in Medicine: Applications in Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of Disease

by @ 2:57 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering

WEDNESDAY September 10, 2014
SCV Magnetics Chapter
– detection, injected, image contrast, drug release …
Speaker: Tim St Pierre, School of Physics, The University of Western Australia
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:45 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Pkwy, San Jose
RSVP: not required

Scientists working in the field of magnetic materials are increasingly focusing their attention on new applications of magnetic detection and magnetic transduction techniques in the biomedical sciences.  Iron is a key functional (more…)


August 3, 2014

Mtg: Writing and Deleting of Single Magnetic Skyrmions

by @ 7:36 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

Wednesday Sept 3, 2014
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Niklas Romming, U Hamburg Germany
Time: 3-4PM
Cost: none
Place: LBNL
RSVP: contact at least 2 days prior to process access to the meeting site.
Web link:


August 1, 2014

Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)

by @ 8:26 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

IEEE Region 6: Fourth Annual
IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)
    — October 10-13, 2014     — Holiday Inn, San Jose Airport
A forum for hot technological, social, and philosophical debates on the world’s urgent human necessities. Topics include:   – Health, Medical Technology, Telemedicine   – Disaster Warning, Avoidance, and Response   – Water Planning, Availability and Quality   – Power Infrastructure/Off-grid Power/Renewable and Sustainable Energy   – Connectivity and Communications Technologies (data/voice) for Remote Locations   – Educational Technologies   – Agricultural Technologies   – Applying Science, Engineering and Technology for Environmental Sustainability   – Humanitarian Challenges and Opportunities
Save, through September 5th.   More info and to register:


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