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May 31, 2016

Learning Sparsifying Transforms for Signal, Image, and Video Processing

by @ 9:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Signal Processing
 

Thursday, August 25, 2016
SCV Signal Processing Society (SPS)
Subject: Learning Sparsifying Transforms for Signal, Image, and Video Processing
– sparsifying transform learning, learned from data, efficient computational algorithms, orders of magnitude speed improvements and better image quality …
Speaker: Prof. Yoram Bresler (IEEE SPS Distinguished Lecturer), Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking/Light Dinner; 7:00 pm: Announcements; 7:05 pm: Presentation; 8:15 pm: Adjourn
Cost: Free, Donations accepted for food
Location: AMD Sunnyvale, 991 Steward Drive, Sunnyvale
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps/20160825Abstract.html

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May 24, 2016

The Challenges of VHF Power Conversion

by @ 4:44 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, June 23, 2016
SFBAC Power Electronics Society (PELS), SCV Power and Energy Society (PES)/Industrial Applications Society (IAS)/ Consumer Electronics Society (CES)
Subject: The Challenges of VHF Power Conversion
– power supply density increase if operating frequency was substantially increased?, very high density, high frequency power supplies with sufficient energy efficiency, meet thermal requirements, significant challenge…
Speaker: Tony Sagneri, Cofounder and CTO, FINsix
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Dinner and networking: 6:30 to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: $3 IEEE Members, $5 non-IEEE members
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara

Event Details: https://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels/index.html

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China’s Energy Future: How Clean, How Fast?

by @ 4:27 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, June 9, 2016
SCV Power and Energy Society (PES) and SCV Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: China’s Energy Future: How Clean, How Fast?
– China’s energy system is changing rapidly on many fronts, reach peak CO2 emissions in China by 2030 – and why there is a good chance that this peak will arrive early ….
Speaker: Prof. Valerie Karplus, MIT
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Dinner and networking: 7:30 to 9:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: $45 General Admission. Enter Promotion Code IEEE609 to get $10 discount.
Location: Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/2016/05/24/chinas-energy-future-how-clean-how-fast/

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May 20, 2016

Automated Demand Response with Internet of Things â?? An Assessment of Opportunities

by @ 11:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
SF Power and Energy Society(PES)
Subject: Automated Demand Response with Internet of Things â?? An Assessment of Opportunities
– compensates end-use (retail) customers for reducing their electricity use (load) during periods of high power prices or when the reliability of the grid is threatened, Intelligent sensors…
Speaker: Ramesh Hariharan, Founder, President, CEO, Compusharp Inc.
Time: 11:45 pm: Networking and lunch; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Presentation
Lunch Cost: IEEE Members: $5; IEEE Non-Members: $10
Location: 505 Van Ness Avenue, Golden Gate Room, San Francisco
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/38030

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Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing Systems – Operational & Security Technology for Critical Infrastructure

by @ 12:15 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays
 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
SF Power and Energy Society(PES)
Subject: Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing Systems – Operational & Security Technology for Critical Infrastructure
– transformational sensing technology, Perimeter/Site Security, Transmission Line Monitoring, Pipeline Integrity…
Speaker: Greg McElyea, Americas Business and Sales Manager, AP Sensing
Time: 11:45 pm: Networking and lunch; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: IEEE Members: $5; IEEE Non-Members: $10
Location: 505 Van Ness Avenue, Golden Gate Room, San Francisco
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/38029

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May 18, 2016

High Frequency Characterization of Transistors

by @ 1:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Microwave, Semiconductors, Signal Processing
 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
SCV Electron Device Society (EDS)
Subject: High Frequency Characterization of Transistors
– extract Ft and Fmax from S-parameters, Smith Chart, Maximum Available Gain (MAG), Maximum Stable Gain (MSG) and Masonâ??s Unilateral Gain (U), Vector Network Analyzer, Calibration methods …
Speaker: Dr. Jayasimha Prasad, Foveon Inc.
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking and Refreshments; 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-eds/

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May 17, 2016

Enneagram in the Workplace: How to Build and Manage Teams Effectively

by @ 3:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

Thursday, June 2, 2016
SCV Technology and Engineering Management (TEMS) Chapter
TEMSSubject: Enneagram in the Workplace: How to Build and Manage Teams Effectively
-understanding human dynamics and personalities, analyze the dynamics of work teams, team-based problem solving methodology, helping teams that have become stuck to get unstuck …
Speaker: Matt Schlegel, Principal, Enncorporation
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking; 6:30 pm: Management Forum and Guided Networking: 7:00 pm: Dinner: 7:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: $10 IEEE members, $13 non-members (through May 31), $3 more at door
Location: AMD Commons Building, Room 211, 150 W San Carlos St, Sunnyvale
Event Details: http://www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

 

 

 

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May 16, 2016

Transforming Nanodevices to Nanosystems

by @ 10:21 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
SFBA Nanotechnology Council
Subject: Transforming Nanodevices to Nanosystems
– demonstrating the largest nanosystem yet fabricated using beyond-silicon emerging nanotechnologies, with over 2 million carbon nanotube field-effect transistors…
Speaker: Dr. Max Shulaker, Stanford University
Time: 11:30: Networking, Pizza & drinks; 12:00 noon to 1 pm: Seminar; Suggested $5 donation for lunch
Location: Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/sfbanano/

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May 15, 2016

UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley – Engineering Classes

by @ 8:18 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

UPCOMING CLASSES for Working Engineers
UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley – Engineering Classes
We have moved! New location at 3175 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, near the Great America Parkway / Bowers exit off Hwy 101.
. Browse the full course listing at www.ucsc-extension.edu/engineering

C Programming, Advanced Starts Saturday, June 18
Design Overview of High Efficiency Switch-mode Power Supply Starts Saturday, June 18
Logic Synthesis, Introduction Starts Saturday, June 18 Linux, Introduction Starts Monday, June 20
Python for Programmers Starts Monday, June 20
The Internet of Things: Communication and Cloud Starts Monday, June 20
System and Functional Verification Using UVM (Universal Verification Methodology)Starts Tuesday, June 21
Switching and Routing Starts Tuesday, June 21
Security Informatics Starts Wednesday, June 22

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Cisco IEEE WIE Micro Hackathon

by @ 7:51 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

Monday, May 23, 2016
SCV Cisco Women in Engineering (WIE)
Subject: Cisco IEEE WIE Micro Hackathon
– solve problems in SDN (Software Defined Networking) Architecture, Networking Programmability or Cloud Collaboration, Cisco APIC-EM and Cisco Spark / Tropo …
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Marriott, 301 South Market Street, San Jose
Event Details: http://www.cisco-ieee.com/

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Flash: How Silicon Valley Enabled the Mobile Computing Revolution

by @ 7:37 pm. Filed under ALL
 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
SCV California Consultants of Silicon Valley (CNSV) and History Society
Subject: Flash: How Silicon Valley Enabled the Mobile Computing Revolution
– origins of the mobile computing revolution, Bell Labs in New Jersey in the 1940s, transitions to the birth of Silicon Valley in 1956, Sputnik and the creation of the first Silicon Valley start-up, SanDisk founder Dr. Eli Harari…
Speaker: Dr. Eli Harari, SanDisk founder
Time: 6:30 pm: Potluck Dinner; 7:30 pm: Talk
Cost: Free
Location: Saratoga Foothill Club, 20399 Park Place, Saratoga
Event Details: https://californiaconsultants.org/event/flash-how-silicon-valley-enabled-the-mobile-computing-revolution/

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May 14, 2016

The Ampex Video Tape Recorder Milestone Ceremony

by @ 11:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics
 

IEEE San Francisco Bay Area Council – GRID Calendar

Friday, June 10, 2016
SFBA
Subject: The Ampex Video Tape Recorder Milestone Ceremony
– will be held next to one of the original units that is on permanent display. The ceremony is open to all who would like to attend. The presentation will include talks representing IEEE, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and Ampex. Following the ceremony there will be a no-host social time at the lounge in the Stanford Park Hotel on El Camino Real….
Time: 1:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Stanford University, Green Library, 557 Escondido Mall (just south of Hoover Tower)
A reception following the Dedication Ceremony will take place at the Stanford Park Hotel, 100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
The IEEE Milestone webpage describing this achievement is at http://ethw.org/Milestones:Ampex_Videotape_Recorder_-_1956
Questions? Contact David Norlander, david_norlander@yahoo.com

 

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May 13, 2016

Hike at Los Trancos with IEEE Young Professionals Chapter

by @ 3:53 pm. Filed under ALL
 

Saturday, June 4, 2016
SCV Young Professionals)
Subject: Hike at Los Trancos with IEEE Young Professionals Chapter
– Join us for a beautiful day and an easy 15 mile hike at the Los Trancos Open Space Preserve. Everyone is welcome! We plan on starting with the San Andreas Fault trail loop and the Franciscan Loop trail. More might be added depending on the feeling of the group. Find parking in the parking lot on Page Mill Rd. There are no bathrooms available. Please dress appropriately, layers, sunscreen, hat, and sturdy shoes. …
Questions: Please contact Wenbo: yinwenbo007@gmail.com
Time: 10:30 am
Cost: Free
Location: Los Trancos Open Space Preserve, http://www.openspace.org/preserves/los-trancos
The preserve’s entrance is on Page Mill Road, 7 miles west of Highway 280 and 1.5 miles east of Skyline Boulevard.
RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/184Qcm2FPjwpeQ7cPTBHh9lqcB6KB-_jDHAOr63aOcZs/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

 

 

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May 12, 2016

An Array of Ferromagnetic Nano-Islands Non-Destructively Patterned Via a Local Phase Transformation by Low-Energy Proton Irradiation

by @ 5:09 pm. Filed under ALL, Magnetics
 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
SCV Magnetics Society
Subject: An Array of Ferromagnetic Nano-Islands Non-Destructively Patterned Via a Local Phase Transformation by Low-Energy Proton Irradiation
– superparamagnetism limit in magnetic recording, nanometer scale not only for magnetic but also for electric and optical materials systems …
Speaker: Jongill Hong, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Time: 6:30 pm: Cookies, Conversation, and Pizza; 7:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
Event Details: https://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag/MtgSum/Meeting2016_05.html

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Peak Power Tracking for Solar Arrays

by @ 12:54 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, Industrial Applications
 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
SCV Control Systems Society (CSS) and SCV Power & Energy Society and Industrial Applications Society (PES/IAS)
Subject: Peak Power Tracking for Solar Arrays
– major components of such a system and their characteristics and functionality, Different PV loading and power conversion methods and a Perturb-and-Observe peak power tracking scheme …
Speaker:Dr. Ping Hsu, Professor, San Jose State
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking and refreshments; 7:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free with advance registration
Location: Qualcomm Building B, Café, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/

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