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September 25, 2014

Mtg: Power Microgrid of the Future

by @ 6:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

WEDNESDAY November 12, 2014
SF Power & Energy Chapter
– small systems, distributed, independent, technical developments …
Speaker: Dr. Yazhou (Joel) Liu, Principal Engineer and Engineering Manager, Schneider Electric
Time: Networking and light Chinese lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, students; $10 for others (no cost for only presentation)
Place: California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
RSVP: by November 10, to Sean Ely,,415-973-7192

A microgrid is a small power system composed of one or more distributed energy resources which can be operated independently from the power grid.  The concept was introduced in late 1990s.  With the new development of (more…)


Mtg: Intelligent Personal Assistants and Signal Processing Challenges

by @ 3:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software

WEDNESDAY November 12, 2014
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
– Siri, Cortana, spoken dialog, speech recognizer, actions …
Speaker: Dr. Asli Celikyilmaz, Senior Scientist, Natural Language Understanding, Microsoft
Time: Networking and light dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: donation accepted for food
Place: AMD Commons Theater, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website, for visitor badge

Following the rapid proliferation of mobile devices, especially smart phones, multimodal virtual personal assistant (VPA) applications such as Apple Siri, Microsoft Cortana and google Now started to emerge.  With the advances in speech recognition, (more…)


Webinar: Problems and Solutions in Cloud Network Management at Scale

by @ 2:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY September 30, 2014
Computer Society
– Webinar: data center, complexity, bottlenecks, support, standards …
Speakers: Dr. Alan Sill, Texas Tech University, and Dr. Dilip Kandlur, Distinguished Engineer, Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure Software Division, IBM
Time: 11:00 AM (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website

Learn how to anticipate, understand, manage and control problems due to size, complexity and scale in operation of virtualized networks for modern data centers, including developer- and user-controlled software in clouds.  Modern (more…)


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