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February 27, 2017

Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)

by @ 11:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Green energy
 

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Now in San Jose.

Now in its 7th year, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) is the flagship IEEE Conference focusing on innovation, deployment and adaptation of Technology for Humanitarian Goals and Sustainable Development.  Key focus areas that are particularly relevant include (but are not limited to):

* Poverty Alleviation                   * Clean Water & Sanitation 
* Healthcare                               * Connectivity & Communication
* Agriculture & Food Security    * Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities
* Quality Education                    * Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery
* Affordable & Clean Energy     * Other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Please see our website at 2017.ieeeghtc.org/

 

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IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society , TEMSCON

by @ 11:22 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

Welcome to the International Conference of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society , TEMSCON, which will be at the Santa Clara Convention Center on June 8-10.

TEMSCON is a conference on Technical Management and Technical Business with industry and research speakers.  In addition there will be a series of expert workshops available to attendees and non-attendees to tune a leaders skills in technical management.

TEMSCONfc* Innovation 
* Engineering Management 
* Marketing 
* Manufacturing 
* Supply Chain 
* People 
for IT, Internet, IoT, Biotech, healthcare, and social media.

For more information on TEMSCON, see http://temscon.org/

 

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UCSC Silicon Valley UPCOMING CLASSES for Working Engineers

by @ 11:20 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

UCSC ext logoEnhance your skill set with these UPCOMING CLASSES for Working Engineers

Browse the full course listing at www.ucsc-extension.edu/engineering

VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [v6.0] Starts Tuesday, March 07
Python for Programmers Starts Tuesday, March 14
TCP/IP Essentials Starts Tuesday, March 14
Low-Power Design of Nano-Scale Digital Circuits Starts Tuesday, March 14
Linux Kernel Architecture and Programming Starts Tuesday, March 14
C# .NET Programming, Comprehensive Starts Tuesday, March 14
Jitter Essentials Starts Saturday, March 11
Info Session for Embedded Systems and VLSI Engineering Programs Starts Monday, March 27
Info Session for Information Technology and Database and Data Analytics Starts Wednesday, March 23

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension – Engineering Classes
We are located at 3175 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, near the Great America Parkway / Bowers exit off Hwy 101.

 

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February 26, 2017

Horizontally Polarized Antennas for Microwave Bands using a Waveguide Structure with an Array of Slot Pairs

by @ 7:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Antennas & Propagation, Microwave
 

Thursday, April 6, 2017
SCV Antennas & Propagation Society (APS) and Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTTS) 
Subject: Horizontally Polarized Antennas for Microwave Bands using a Waveguide Structure with an Array of Slot Pairs
– how to achieve a truly omnidirectional radiation pattern in the azimuth plane, customary slotted waveguide beacon antennas have poor patterns…
Speaker: Jeffrey Pawlan
Time: 6:30 pm: Check-in, networking, refreshments; 7:00 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm: Adjourn
Cost: Free
Location: TI Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-aps/upcoming-events/
Joint meeting with the 50Mhz and Up Amateur Radio Group

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February 23, 2017

 Saving Energy in Information Processing and Communications with Attojoule Optoelectronics and Optics 

by @ 8:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Photonics
 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 
SCV Photonics Society 
Subject: Saving Energy in Information Processing and Communications with Attojoule Optoelectronics and Optics 
– address issues of interconnect energy and density, goal is to reduce total energy for communication … 
Speaker: David Miller, W. M. Keck Professor, Electrical Engineering, and Professor by Courtesy of Applied Physics, Stanford University 
Time: 5:30 pm: Registration, light dinner, and networking; 6:30 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm: Adjorn 
Cost: Free 
Location: Intel, Bldg SC-12, 3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos/ 
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/tickets-external?eid=32192059316&ref=etckt 

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February 21, 2017

Deep Learning in Siri

by @ 7:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Signal Processing
 

Thursday, March 23, 2017
SCV Signal Processing Society (SPS) and SCV Solid State Circuits Society(SSCS)
Subject: Deep Learning in Siri
– Accented speech, addressed by training deep neural networks and convolutional neural networks with various sources of data properly weighted, making Siri’s voices more natural, smoother…
Speaker: Dr. Alex Acero, Apple Computer
Time: 6:30 pm: Check-in, networking; 7:00 pm: Announcements: 7:05 pm: Presentation; 8:30 pm: Adjourn
Cost: IEEE Members Free; $5 for non-members
Location: AMD Commons Auditorium, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps/20170323Abstract.html

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February 17, 2017

The Other Women of ENIAC: Rethinking IT Innovation

by @ 9:07 pm. Filed under ALL
 

Monday, March 20, 2017 
Silicon Valley History 
Subject: The Other Women of ENIAC: Rethinking IT Innovation
– Operations work and the labor of non-geniuses has been mostly written out of the history of innovation, but without it no computer would be useful. Information historian Thomas Haigh has written it back in… 
Speaker: Thomas Haigh, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Comenius Visiting Professor, History of Computing at Siegen University
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 6:30 pm: Presentation 
Cost: $6 for IEEE Members; $10 for non-IEEE Members 
Location: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave (just off Central Expressway), Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/sv-techhist/?p=621/ 

 

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Low Power Wakeup Radios: Technology & Standards

by @ 8:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power
 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
SCV Communications Society(COMSOC)
Subject: Low Power Wakeup Radios: Technology & Standards
– -facilitate low-power wireless communication, particularly in IoT, enabling an on-demand and asynchronous wake-up mode of operation, reduces power consumption without sacrificing the latency performance …
Speaker: Shahrnaz Azizi, Research Scientist, Intel Labs
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 7:00 pm: Presentation; 8:00 to 8:30 pm: Panel Session; 8:30 to 8:45 pm: Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment
Cost: $5 IEEE members. students, unemployed, $10 non-members
Location: Texas Instruments, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://www.comsocscv.org/

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February 15, 2017

The Growing Concerns with Environmental Compliance Requirements and the Impact to Electronics 

by @ 5:39 pm. Filed under ALL, Product Safety
 

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 
SCV Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES) 
Subject: The Growing Concerns with Environmental Compliance Requirements and the Impact to Electronics 
– how to release new products and comply with applicable environmental regulations, WEEE, RoHS, REACH and some of the key emerging environmental requirements around the world … 
Speaker: Mr. Ken Kapur, Global Compliance, Thermo Fisher Scientific Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Organization
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments; 7:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: TBD, Santa Clara County 
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/environmental-compliance-requirements-and-the-impact-to-electronics-tickets-32116733013 

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HAPPY HOUR Mixer @ The Officer Bar & Grill with Society of Hispanic Professional 

by @ 4:45 pm. Filed under ALL
 

Thursday, Feb 23 2017 
SCV Young Professionals (YP) 
Subject: HAPPY HOUR Mixer @ The Officer Bar & Grill with Society of Hispanic Professional 
– Join us for our first Happy Hour Mixer of 2017, take the opportunity to enjoy meeting & networking members from both IEEE YP & SHPE-Silicon Valley chapters…. 
Time: 5:30 pm: Check-in; 6:00 pm: Announcements; 6:10 pm: Networking time!; 8:00pm: Time to go!
Cost: Free to attend; Appetizers will be provided for all attendees during the event 
Location: The Office Bar & Grill,
295 E. Washington Avenue, Sunnyvale; Parking: Available Street parking & Macys 
Please RSVP at: https://happyhourmixer-shpesv-ieeeyp-theoffice.eventbrite.com Capacity: Limited, so RSVP as soon as possible. 
We look forward to meeting you all!

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A Look at Reducing Energy Consumption with More Efficient Electric Motors 

by @ 1:02 am. Filed under ALL, Magnetics
 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 
SCV Magnetics Society
Subject: A Look at Reducing Energy Consumption with More Efficient Electric Motors 
– workhorse induction motor is being improved with better magnetic design and motor designs using permanent magnets … 
Speaker: John Petro, Consultant 
Time: 6:30 pm: Cookies, Conversation & Pizza; 7:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose 
Event Details: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag/MtgSum/Meeting2017_02.html 

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Applying Agile Beyond Software 

by @ 12:51 am. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 
SCV Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) 
Subject: Applying Agile Beyond Software 
– Agile methodologies, “hardware-specific” challenges of supplier partnerships, component lead times, and material risk buys … 
Speakers: Jeanne Bradford & John Carter, Principals, TCGen, Inc. 
Time: 6:00 pm: Check in and networking; 6:30 pm: Management Forum and Guided Networking; 7:00 pm: Dinner: 7:30 pm to 9 pm: Presentation 
Cost: 
Location: AMD Commons Building, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-tems/ 

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Customer-Centric Model for Grid 2.0 Ownership and Operation

by @ 12:33 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 
SCV Power and Energy Society and Industrial Applications Society (PES/IAS)
Subject: Customer-Centric Model for Grid 2.0 Ownership and Operation
– Emerging distribution grid with very high renewables penetration and a focus on the “Customer-centric” side … 
Speaker: Ed Cazalet, Founder & CEO, TeMix Director/Founder, Transactive Energy Association (TEA)
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm 
Cost: Registration through 02/19/2017, $35.00 for IEEE members, $95.00 non-members, plus fees 
Location: Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View 
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/2017/02/14/customer-centric-model-for-grid-2-0-ownership-and-operation/ 
Hosted by the StrattonReport.com

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February 13, 2017

Distributed Energy Resources: A Transmission Perspective 

by @ 12:12 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

Wednesday, March 15th 2017 
SF Power and Energy Society (PES) 
Subject: Distributed Energy Resources: A Transmission Perspective 
– how the transmission landscape was, how DERs are changing the way we have to think about the grid, and some future considerations … 
Speaker: Jameson Thornton, Pacific Gas & Electric Company 
Time: 11:45 am: Registration, networking, lunch; 12:00 pm noon to 1:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: $5 for IEEE Members, $10 for Non Members. Payments to be made in person (cash or check) at the event. 
Location: 505 Van Ness Avenue, Golden Gate Room, San Francisco
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/43771 

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February 12, 2017

Set-Top Box – Architectural Trend Towards Smaller, Faster, Cheaper

by @ 11:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics
 

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 
SCV Consumer Electronics Society (CE Society) 
Subject: Set-Top Box – Architectural Trend Towards Smaller, Faster, Cheaper
– A conversation about the market dynamics and system architectural trends towards a smaller, faster, and cheaper STB solution.  A comparison of different STB types and key features that drives STB design trends … Speaker: Hoan Tran – Micron Global Sr. Segment Manager, Connected Home 
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, a pizza, & drinks; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: IEEE CES members: free: IEEE Student members: free; IEEE members: $5 (pay at door): Non-members: $10 (pay at door) 
Location: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-ces/event/set-top-box-architectural-trend-towards-smaller-faster-fheaper/ 
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-consumer-electronics-society-feb-meeting-tickets-24275589943

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