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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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