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March 15, 2018

A New Model of Human Values for Motivating Innovation

by @ 11:06 am. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

Thursday, April 5, 2018 
SCV Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) 
Subject: A New Model of Human Values for Motivating Innovation
– managing human motivation, positively motivated by the stimulation and excitement of the perceived expected value of innovation while not negatively demotivated by the fear and insecurity of the perceived expected risk of innovation …
Speaker: Oliver S. Yu, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, the STARS Group
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking; 6:30 pm: Management Forum/Guided Networking; 7:00 pm: sandwich dinner; 7:30 pm: Presentation 
Cost: IEEE members: $12, Non-members: $15, At the Door: $20
Location: National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara 
Event Details: sites.ieee.org/scv-tems/?p=3177 

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Nano International Invitational Symposium: Nanomaterials & Nanocomposites Processing, Synthesis & Applications

by @ 10:18 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering
 

Thursday, April 26, 2018 
SFBA Nanotechnology Chapter 
Subject: Nano International Invitational Symposium: Nanomaterials & Nanocomposites Processing, Synthesis & Applications
– Notable speakers from around the world, self-assembly antiReflective surfaces, spider silk and health care, magnetic thin films, ultraviolet photodetectors, hollow nanostructures …
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: IEEE Member: $75, $65 (early), $85 (pay-at-door); Non-member: $85, $75 (early), $95 (pay-at-door); Unemployed: $40, $35 (early), $45 (pay-at-door); Students: $30, $25 (early), $35 (pay-at-door)
Location: SEMI Global Headquarters, 673 S Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas
Event Details: apr18nano.eventbrite.com 

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Optimizing Custom Magnetics for High-Performance Power Supplies

by @ 10:15 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Magnetics
 

Thursday, April 26, 2018 
SFBA Power Electronics Society (PELS),  SCV Magnetics Society, and SCV Power and Energy Society (PES)/Industrial Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: Optimizing Custom Magnetics for High-Performance Power Supplies
– tradeoffs in power converter and magnetics design, with the goal of improving efficiency and power density, new software tool for analyzing… 
Speaker: Dr. Michael Seeman, President and Founder of Eta One Power
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking and refreshments; 7:00 pm Presentation
Cost: IEEE Members: $5; Non-Members: $5. Students and Unemployed: Free. Please pay by cash or check at the door. 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels/index.html 
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sfbac-pels-presents-optimizing-custom-magnetics-for-high-performance-power-supplies-tickets-44210027382

 

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March 13, 2018

50 Years of Computer Architecture: From Mainframe CPUs to Neural-Network TPUs and Open RISC-V

by @ 9:29 pm. Filed under Circuits, Computers/Software, Semiconductors, Signal Processing
 

Thursday, March 15, 2018 
SCV Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS), Computer Society (CS), and Signal Processing Society (SPS) 
Subject: 50 Years of Computer Architecture: From Mainframe CPUs to Neural-Network TPUs and Open RISC-V
– Since the ending of Moore’s Law and Dennard scaling has stalled performance of general-purpose microprocessors, domain-specific computer architectures are the only option left. An early example of this trend introduced by Google in 2015 is the Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) for cloud-based deep neural networking …
Speaker: Prof. David Patterson, Google and University of California, Berkeley 
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 6:30 pm: Presentation: 7:45 pm: Q&A; 8:00 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: IEEE SSCS/CAS/CS/SPS/CIS society members: Free: Students: $3 (Register at Door $3): IEEE (non-society) members:$7 (Register at Door $10); Non-members: $10 (Register at Door $15)
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs/ 

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SAFETY and ENERGY EFFICIENCY Requirements of Solid State Lighting (SSL) Luminaires for the North American Market

by @ 4:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Product Safety
 

Thursday, March 15, 2018 
SCV Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES) 
Subject: SAFETY and ENERGY EFFICIENCY Requirements of Solid State Lighting (SSL) Luminaires for the North American Market
– OSHA NRTL certification, Design Lights Consortium (DLC), Energy Star®, and CEC requirements …
Speaker: Carl Bloomfield, Global Director of Business Services, Information Technology & Lighting, Intertek
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking, registration, and Great Indian Cuisine; 7:00 pm to 8 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Tour of Quanta Labs (optional if interest)
Cost: Free
Location: Quanta Laboratories, 3199 De La Cruz Boulevard, Santa Clara 
Event Details: us15.campaign-archive.com/?e=&u=7e5118a091cb7d92d9d57d39e&id=d0e20d4e32
Eventbrite: eventbrite.com/e/ieee-product-safety-presentssafety-and-energy-efficiency-requirements-of-solid-state-lighting-ssl-tickets-43994243968 

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Bringing True Medical-grade Data to your Fingertips through a Next Generation Wearable

by @ 3:17 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Consumer Electronics, Semiconductors
 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 
SCV Consumer Electronics Society (CES), SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), and SFBA MEMS and Sensors Chapter
Subject: Bringing True Medical-grade Data to your Fingertips through a Next Generation Wearable
– sensors that continually and wirelessly report health status to a mobile device from within our body, fluorescent, soft, biomaterials, experience in bringing pioneering medical sensor technology to market …
Speaker: Kevin Zhao, Cloud and Software Engineer, Profusa
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, Food, Networking; 7:00 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm: Q&A and Networkingl 8:30 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: CES and IEEE Student members: Free; IEEE members: $4 prepaid, $5 at door; Non-members: $9 prepaid, $10 at door
Location: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd, Building E, Santa Clara 
Event Details: sites.ieee.org/scv-ces/event/bringing-true-medical-grade-data-to-your-fingertips-through-a-next-generation-wearable/ 
Eventbrite: eventbrite.com/e/bringing-true-medical-grade-data-to-your-fingertips-through-a-next-generation-wearable-tickets-44013014110

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System Reliability Double Feature: Automotive Functional Safety + Exascale Supercomputer Fault Tolerance Design

by @ 2:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Reliability, Vehicular Technology
 

Thursday, March 15, 2018 
SCV Reliability Society and Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) 
Subject: System Reliability Double Feature: Automotive Functional Safety + Exascale Supercomputer Fault Tolerance Design
– autonomous vehicles (AV), ISO 26262 functional safety standard, with specific focus on its application to semiconductors, level of trust that the community is expecting from autonomous vehicles …
Speakers: Riccardo Mariani, Chief Functional Safety Technologist, Intel Corporation; Cameron McNairy, Principal Engineer and System Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (RAS) Architect, Intel’s high performance computing (HPC) solutions 
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, networking, and pizza; 6:30 pm: Presentation: Automotive Functional Safety with Q&A; 7:15 to 8:00 pm: Presentation: Exascale Supercomputer Fault Tolerance Design with Q&A
Cost: Free
Location: Qualcomm, Inc. Building-B Cafeteria, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara 
Event Details: sites.ieee.org/scv-rel/ 
Food sponsored by I.C.E. Labs, ISO 9001 & 17025 Reliability Test Lab, icenginc.com

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Multicore Fiber Technology for Space Division Multiplexing

by @ 1:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Photonics
 

Monday, April 2, 2018 
SCV Photonics Society 
Subject: Multicore Fiber Technology for Space Division Multiplexing
Advantages, technical challenges, and prospects of Space Division Multiplexing using strongly and weakly-coupled Multicore Fibers (MCFs) as a solution to capacity saturation with Single Mode Fibers
 … 
Speaker: Prof. Kunimasa Saitoh, Hokkaido University, Japan 
Time: 5:30 pm: Networking and light dinner; 6:30 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: Free
Location: Intel, Building SC-12,3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara 
Event Details: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos/ 

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March 12, 2018

Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Inventiveness

by @ 5:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

Tuesday, April 18, 2018 
SCV Consultant’s Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV) 
Subject: Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Inventiveness
– In honor of World Intellectual Property Day, learn about contracts and IP from the local USPTO Director, a manufacturing expert and an attorney…
Speakers: John Cabeca, Director of the Silicon Valley regional office, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); John Cabeca, Director of the Silicon Valley regional office, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); Steve Bachmann, Founder, Bachmann Law Group 
Time: 7:00 pm: Networking, registration, and refreshments; 7:30 pm to 9 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: SEMI Global Headquarters, 673 S Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas 
Event Details: californiaconsultants.org/event/intellectual-property-protecting-your-inventiveness/ 

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Pacific Gas & Electric’s New Pole Loading Database

by @ 5:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 
SF Power and Energy Society (PES)
Subject: Pacific Gas & Electric’s New Pole Loading Database
– any analysis of a pole and its facilities can be saved as a new version of the PLDB record, pre-loaded “Baseline” calculations, new SAP dashboard, dubbed “ZPOLE”… 
Speaker: John (JB) Birch – Manager – PG&E’s Electric Asset Management, Engineering Center of Excellence
Time: 11:45 am: Networking and refreshments; 12:00 pm Presentation
Cost: IEEE Members: $5; Non-Members: $10. Please pay by cash or check at the door. 
Location: Milton Marks Conference Center, lower level, Building: Hiram W. Johnson State Office Building (cross streets: Polk and Larkin), Room Number: Benicia Room, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
Event Details: events.vtools.ieee.org/m/169496 

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March 2, 2018

The IEEE Symposium on Product Safety Engineering (ISPCE)

by @ 7:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Product Safety
 
PRODUCT SAFETY

The IEEE Symposium on Product Safety Engineering (ISPCE) will be held in San Jose from May 14-16. Join product safety and design professionals to discuss and disseminate technical information related to product safety and global regulatory issues. Connect with exhibiting companies in the hall!

ISPCE2018* Global Market Access & Regulations, Compliance Management
* EMC & Wireless Compliance
* Environmental & Energy Regulations
* Batteries & Energy Storage Systems
* Medical Devices
* Hazard Based Safety
* Engineering & Safety Science
* Forensics, Failure & Risk Analysis, Assessment & Management
* Emerging Technologies & Innovations         Advanced registration rates end April 1. Register now

 

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An Information-Theoretic Framework for Multi-Hop All-Cast Networks

by @ 2:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Information Theory
 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 
SCV Information Theory (IT)
Subject: An Information-Theoretic Framework for Multi-Hop All-Cast Networks
– framework to characterize the fundamental limits of decode-forward in multi-source, multi-relay, all-cast channels with independent input distributions, extends Shannon’s result… Speaker: Prof. Ponniah, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering department, San Jose State University 
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, networking, refreshments; 6:30 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free
Location: Stanford University David Packard Electrical Engineering Building, 350 Serra Mall, Room #202 
Event Details: eventbrite.com/e/an-information-theoretic-framework-for-multi-hop-all-cast-networks-tickets-42968870047 

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March 1, 2018

An Armchair Tour of the Stanford Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center

by @ 11:19 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering
 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) 
Subject: An Armchair Tour of the Stanford Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center
– 360-degree virtual reality (360VR), patient engagement, understanding, Preoperatively, used in the operating room during the surgical procedure, postoperative scans can be fused into the pre-operative model… Speaker: Malie Collins, Program Manager, Stanford Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center 
Time: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm; optional dinner at the Stanford Hospital cafeteria from 6:15 to 7:15 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Stanford University School of Medicine, Alway Bldg, Rm M-114 
Event Details: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs 

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