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January 15, 2018

Best of RAMS – 2018

by @ 10:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Reliability
 

Thursday, February 8, 2017 
SCV Reliability Society
Subject: Best of RAMS – 2018
– best of Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS), expanding applications, such as self-driving cars, application of Big Data analytics to reliability, IOT, and reliability innovation in general… 
Speaker: Bernhard Hiller, Advanced Reliability Engineering of HDD, SSD and Archive Systems, Western Digital Corporation 
Time: 6:00 pm: Check in and refreshments; 6:30 pm: Presentation; 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Questions
Cost: Free 
Location: Qualcomm, 3165 Kifer Road, Building-B Cafeteria, Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/best-of-rams-2018-tickets-42222384288 

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Derivation and Real-World Use of DQ Current and Voltage Loop Control for Motor Drives

by @ 6:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

Thursday, February 22, 2018 
SFBA Power Electronics Society (PELS)
Subject: Derivation and Real-World Use of DQ Current and Voltage Loop Control for Motor Drives
– enhancing understanding of direct-quadrature (DQ) control of electric motors and associated power electronics… 
Speaker: Tony O’Gorman, President, PESC Inc.
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, refreshments; 7:00 pm to 8 pm: Presentation and Q&A
Cost: $5 at the door; TI’ers and students: Free
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels/index.html 

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Data Center Availability Analysis

by @ 5:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Industrial Applications
 

Tuesday, January 23 2018 
SF Industrial Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: Data Center Availability Analysis
– as much art as science, improving facility MTBF and MTTR, calculations involved , and what the numbers mean …
Speaker: Juan Orosco, P.E., Chief Technology Officer, TrendPoint Systems
Time: 5:30 pm: Registration, networking, and dinner; 6:30 to 8:30 pm,: Presentation 
Cost: $25
Location: SF Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton St, San Francisco 
Event Details: meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/157132 

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January 14, 2018

Energy Storage Seminar: Technology, Policy, Applications and Investment

by @ 11:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Saturday, January 27 2018 
SCV Power and Energy Society and Industrial Applications Society Joint Meeting (PES/IAS) 
Subject: Energy Storage Seminar: Technology, Policy, Applications and Investment
– Join us as three executives from major firms give their unique perspective on the future of grid storage… 
Speakers: Jason Xu, Ph.D., Sycamore Ventures North American venture partner, Sycamore Asia partner; Haresh Kamath, Battery Storage Group Director, Electric Power Research Institute; Mike Gravely, Deputy Division Chief of the Energy Research and Development Division, California Energy Commission 
Time: 12:00 pm: Lunch, registration, and networking; 1:00 pm: Talks from speakers; 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Panel discussion
Cost: Use code IEEE for $10 price
Location: Huawei Technology, Building A, 2330 Central Expressway, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/ 

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January 12, 2018

Millennials Who Manage

by @ 7:23 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

Thursday, February 1 2018 
SFBA Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) 
Subject: Millennials Who Manage
– top challenges young professionals experience when entering the workforce / management and strategies for overcoming them… Speaker: Dr. Chip Espinoza, Academic Director, Organizational Psychology, Concordia University, Irvine,
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration & Informal Networking; 6:30 pm: Management Forum / Guided Networking; 7:00 pm: Dinner; 7:30 pm: After Dinner Presentation; 8:45 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: TEMS Members: $10; IEEE members: $12, Non-members: $15, Student TEMS members: $3
Location:  National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/millennials-who-manage-tickets-42140116222 

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January 11, 2018

Use of Electric Energy Storage as Non-Wire Solution to Resolve System Reliability Issues (Such as Thermal Overload) – Oakland Clean Energy Initiative Case Study

by @ 4:15 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy
 

Wednesday, January 17th 2018 
SF Power and Energy Society 
Subject: Use of Electric Energy Storage as Non-Wire Solution to Resolve System Reliability Issues (Such as Thermal Overload) – Oakland Clean Energy Initiative Case Study
Speaker: Dr. Wenjuan(Wendy) Zhang, PG&E Transmission System Planning of Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
Time: 11:45 am: lunch; 12:00 noon: Presentations and Questions
Cost: IEEE members: $5, Non-members: $10, paid at the door
Location:  PUC, 505 Van Ness Avenue, Room 4200, San Francisco 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/156726/ 

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January 10, 2018

IEEE Connected & Automated Vehicles Summit (a 5G-driven event)

by @ 6:10 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Control Systems, Vehicular Technology
 
AUTOMATED VEHICLES

The IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) are hosting a one-day summit on February 8 at the Hilton Santa Clara, the IEEE Connected & Automated Vehicles Summit (a 5G-driven event), at the Hilton Santa Clara
Does the idea of autonomous and connected vehicles intrigue you? Come learn how 5G networks can support the automotive and mobility industries. The IEEE Connected & Automated Vehicles Summit features a large lineup of speakers from the automobile, semiconductor, and communications industries to address:

* Autonomous driving        * LIDAR             * IoT 
* Sensor fusion                   * Radar               * Cloud 
* Deep learning                  * Mapping          * Security 
* 5G                                     * DSRC              * Societal impacts 
* Computing platforms

See how 5G will drive the autonomous and connected vehicle industry reach their destination. Go to vehiclesummit.ieee.org/

 

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January 8, 2018

Insider Secrets of a Robotics & Consumer Electronics Design Consultancy

by @ 12:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics, Robotics and Automation
 

Tuesday, February 13, 2017
SCV Consultant’s Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV), Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), and Consumer Electronics Society (CES)
Subject: Insider Secrets of a Robotics & Consumer Electronics Design Consultancy
– Business and technology behind over 100 robotics projects in the toys, education and consumer electronics industries…
Speaker: Ted Larson, OLogic, Inc.
Time: 7:00 pm: Networking, registration, and refreshments; 7:30 pm to 9 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: SEMI, 673 S Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas
Event Details: https://californiaconsultants.org/event/insider-secrets-of-a-robotics-consumer-electronics-design-consultancy/

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January 6, 2018

IEEE Consumer Electronics Society 2018 CES Download

by @ 1:15 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics
 

Tuesday, January 30, 2017 
SCV Consumer Electronics Society (CES) 
Subject: IEEE Consumer Electronics Society 2018 CES Download
– New and unusual things seen at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January, See photos and hear explanations, events that are held just before and after CES…
Speaker: Michael Hochberg, Elenion Technologies
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking, 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/ieee-consumer-electronics-society-2018-ces-download/ 
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-consumer-electronics-society-2018-ces-download-jan-30-2018-tickets-41639354430 

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January 5, 2018

$200 Self-Driving Cars With RasPi and Tensorflow

by @ 10:31 am. Filed under ALL, Circuits, Computers/Software, Control Systems, Robotics and Automation, Vehicular Technology
 

Thursday, January 11, 2017 
SCV Robotics Automation Society (RAS) 
Subject: $200 Self-Driving Cars With RasPi and Tensorflow
– $200 open source self driving Donkey Car, hardware components and software(python) that let it drive, capture data, and create autopilots…
Speakers: William Roscoe, Lead Engineer, Ceres Imaging; Adam Conway, Product Management and Marketing, Datacoral
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Hacker Dojo, 3350 Thomas Road, Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://www.meetup.com/IEEE-Robotics-and-Automation-Society/events/246512903/ 

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January 4, 2018

Taking Electrons Out of Bioelectronics: From Bioprotonic Transistors to Shark’s Electrosensors

by @ 12:19 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering
 

Tuesday, January 16th 2018 
SFBA Nanotechnology and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) 
Subject: Taking Electrons Out of Bioelectronics: From Bioprotonic Transistors to Shark’s Electrosensors
– In living systems, ionic and protonic currents affect physiological function, bioprotonic devices with biopolymer H+ and OH- conductors such as diodes, complementary transistors, and resistive memories…
Speaker: Professor Marco Rolandi, UC Santa Cruz
Time: 11:30 am to 12:00 noon: registration, networking, pizza; 12:00 noon to 1:00 on: Presentation 
Cost: Non-IEEE members: $6; IEEE Members, Students & Unemployed: $4 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: eventbrite.com/e/professor-marco-rolandi-uc-santa-cruz-seminar-topic-to-be-announced-soon-tickets-41440110486 
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January 2, 2018

Call for Digests ECCE 2018

by @ 3:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy
 

 

CALL FOR DIGESTS

The Tenth Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2018) will be held in Portland, Oregon, USA on September 23 – 27, 2018 ECCE 2018 is the pivotal international conference and exposition event on electrical and electromechanical energy conversion field. ECCE 2018 will feature both industry-driven and application-oriented technical sessions, as well as expositions. Digests are due January 25, in the following areas:

ECCE2018Energy Conversion Systems and Technologies, such as
* Renewable and alternative energy systems
* Smart grids, micro-grids, and utility applications
* Electrical energy storage systems

Components and Subsystems for Energy Conversion, such as
* Power electronic devices (Si and Wide band-gap) and applications
* Power conversion topologies, modulation, and control
* Rotating/linear electro-mechanical devices and drive systems

See ieee-ecce.org/2018/call-for-papers/. Interested in exhibiting? Contact ecceexhibits@courtesyassoc.com.

 

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January 1, 2018

Solar and Storage for Off-Grid Applications

by @ 1:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, Industrial Applications
 

Wednesday, January 17 2018 
SCV Power and Energy Society and Industrial Applications Society Joint Meeting (PES/IAS) 
Subject: Solar and Storage for Off-Grid Applications
– Join us January 17th for a talk and discussion: Solar and Storage for Off Grid applications with Speaker Joe O’Connor, Author of “Off Grid Solar”… 
Speaker: Joe O’Connor, Mercedes Benz North America and Author of “Off Grid Solar”
Time: 6:00 pm: Dinner, registration, and networking; 7:00 pm: Presentations and Questions
Cost: Registration through 01/15/2018: IEEE members: $25, Non-members:$30; Walk-Ins if space available: $35/$40 non-members
Location:  Mercedes Benz Research, 309 N Pastoria Ave, Sunnyvale 
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/2017/11/30/solar-microgrid-battery-showdown/ 
http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/2017/11/30/solar-microgrid-battery-showdown/

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