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November 5, 2014

Mtg: The Seven Wastes: Can You Get A Little Leaner?

by @ 9:41 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY December 4, 2014
SCV Technology Management Chapter
– SW development, agility, brainstorm, application …
Speaker: Andrew Webster, SolutionsIQ Agile Coach
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Mgmt Forum at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: IEEE member: $11; Non-member: $14 ($3 more at door)
Place: Ramada, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website

Exercise more and eat less?  That’s not what I mean!  Let’s look at the Lean ideas around Waste, and see where those ideas might help to improve your agility.  I’ll run through a short presentation that will give you a clear idea of what waste looks like in software (more…)


Mtg: PDE Control: Designs and Applications

by @ 9:22 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY November 12, 2014
SCV Computational Intelligence Chapter
– networked agents, backstepping, design ideas, applications …
Speaker: Miroslav Krstic, University of California, San Diego
Time: 1:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: CMU-SV, Rm 118, Bldg 23, Moffett Field
RSVP: from website

In addition to classical physical applications such as fluid flows in engines, thermal dynamics in buildings, flexible wings of aircraft, electrochemistry in batteries, or plasmas in lasers and tokamaks, PDEs are effective in modeling (more…)


Mtg: Phys-Engi-Preneur: The Neverending Metamorphosis

by @ 8:55 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering

WEDNESDAY November 19, 2014
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
– career paths, life changes, transformations, my path …
Speaker: Giacomo Vacca, President, Kinetic River Corporation
Time: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria at 6:15 PM; Presentation at Medical School at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Room M-114, Stanford Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required

At the age of 8 I decided I wanted to be a scientist. After becoming one, new opportunities and realities became apparent to me — prompting the first of several metamorphoses. The good thing about not being a caterpillar is (more…)


Mtg: RF Aspects of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

by @ 8:41 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design

MONDAY December 8, 2014
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
– high magnetic field, gradients, pulse, manipulate nuclei, coils …
Speaker: Prof. Caverly, Villanova University, Distinguished Microwave Lecturer
Time: Networking and light snacks at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Keysight Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners are an important diagnostic tool for the medical practitioner.  MRI provides a non-invasive means of imaging soft tissues and to obtain real-time images of the cardiovascular system and other (more…)


Mtg: Electrical Design of Levi Stadium Reliability; and Smart Grid Security

by @ 8:18 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power

TUESDAY November 18, 2014
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
– 2 talks: solar, backup generators, redundant feeders, a secure grid …
Speakers: Dan Boresch, P.E., Lead Engineer, and Melesio Munoz, MS PE, Cupertino Electric
Time: Networking and dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: $30 IEEE members, $40 non members
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Lessons Learned from Levi stadium design: Levi stadium opened this August, ahead of schedule, with the electrical design led by project manager Dan Boresch of Cupertino Electric. The project integrated advanced LED lighting, solar, (more…)


Webinar: Electric Vehicles and the Smart Grid

by @ 7:56 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

THURSDAY November 13, 2014
IEEE SmartGrid Community
– Webinar: strategies, charging, integration, powertrains, safety …
Speaker: Lee Stogner, Chair, IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative
Time: 10:00 AM (PST)
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website

The transportation industry has reached the turning point where the need and the value proposition of transportation electrification has reached a common point. Most transportation modes, (cars, trucks, trains, ships, airplanes, (more…)


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