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November 9, 2015

High-Power Microwave Tube Development at Stanford, and the Linear Accelerator

by @ 2:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

Thursday, December 10, 2015 
SCV Silicon Valley Technology History Committee 
Subject: High-Power Microwave Tube Development at Stanford, and the Linear Accelerator 
– theory and practice of microwave tubes developed locally during and after WW II, resulting in small linear accelerators, and eventually into the 2-mile-long Stanford Linear Accelerator … 
Speaker: Profs. David Leeson and Burton Richter, Stanford University 
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking and light dinner Presentation; 6:30 pm: Opening Remarks, Panel; 7:45 pm: Audience Q&A 
Cost: $5 donation requested for food & soft drinks 
Location: Keypoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara 
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November 8, 2015

Developing Successful Career Relationships: Leveraging Mentoring, Coaching, and Sponsorship

by @ 10:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Employment, Engineering Mgmt

This event, originally scheduled for Thursday, December 3, 2015, will be moved to January 2016, exact date TBD

Women Intel and IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) SCV and Signal Processing Society (SPS) 
Subject: Developing Successful Career Relationships: Leveraging Mentoring, Coaching, and Sponsorship
– define the nuances, identify when to best utilize them for particular growth opportunities, create a relationship circle … 
Speaker: Sarah Kalicin, senior statistician, Intel Corporation 
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm: Registration and refreshments; 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm: Session; 6:45pm to 7:00pm: Q&A; 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm: Networking & Meet the Speaker 
Cost: IEEE and IEEE Intel Members: $7; Non-members: $10; Students: Free 
Location: Intel Corporation, SC9 – Auditorium (Santa Clara 9) , 3601 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara 
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November 3, 2015

Magnetic Nanowires: Revolutionizing Hard Drives, RAM, and Cancer Treatment

by @ 5:24 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 
SCV Magnetics Society 
Subject: Magnetic Nanowires: Revolutionizing Hard Drives, RAM, and Cancer Treatment 
– nanowires resemble a magnetic bed of nano-seaweed which enables microfluidic flow sensors and vibration sensors, incubated various nanowires with several healthy and cancerous cell lines …
Speaker: Bethanie Stadler, ECE Department, University of Minnesota 
Time: 6:30 pm: Check in; 6:45 pm: Cookies, Conversation & Pizza; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose 
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Quantization Noise

by @ 4:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Signal Processing

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 
SCV Signal Processing Society (SPS) 
Subject: Quantization Noise 
– additive white noise having zero mean and mean square of 1/12 q-square, where q is the quantum step size, simple model, uniform quantization, extended to apply to non uniform quantization, floating point quantization … 
Time: 6.30 pm: Networking and light dinner; 7:00pm: Announcements; 7:05 pm to 8:15 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free, Donations accepted for food 
Location: AMD Commons, C-6/7/8, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale 
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Rate-distortion of sub-Nyquist sampled processes

by @ 3:16 pm. Filed under ALL

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 
SCV Information Theory (IT) 
Subject: Rate-distortion of sub-Nyquist sampled processes 
– sampling frequency, the bitrate, and the average distortion, optimal trade-off among these three parameters, Shannon-Kotelnikov-Whittaker sampling theorem … Speaker: Alon Kipnis, Stanford University 
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking and refreshments; 6:30 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: 350 Serra Mall, David Packard Electrical Engineering, Room 202, Stanford University 
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Multi-Robot Adaptive Navigation

by @ 3:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Signal Processing

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 
SCV Control Systems Society (CSS) 
Subject: Multi-Robot Adaptive Navigation 
– wheeled land rovers as well as automated marine surface vessels, environmental data sampled by the robot, save time/energy, adaptive sampling of a scalar field … 
Speaker: Dr. Christopher Kitts, Director of the Robotic Systems Laboratory and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Santa Clara Universityâ??s School of Engineering 
Time: 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm 
Cost: Free 
Location: Santa Clara University, 455 El Camino Real. Guadalupe Hall, Room 303. Santa Clara 
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Managing Distributed Energy Resources on the Grid

by @ 2:42 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics, Electrical/Power, Green energy

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 
SF Power and Energy (PES) 
Subject: Managing Distributed Energy Resources on the Grid 
– â??Smartâ? inverters, advanced features enabled, critical to utilities adopting solar power, research and development collaborations SolarCity is doing … 
Speaker: Frances Bell, Senior Power Systems Engineer, SolarCity 
Time: 11:30 am: pizza (includes vegetarian); 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: $5 – IEEE members, IEEE Life Members and Students; $10 – Non IEEE members
Location: CPUC, Golden Gate Room, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco 
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