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April 14, 2017

IEEE Workshops on Machine Learning and Convolutional Neural Networks

by @ 4:10 pm. Filed under ALL, Circuits, Communications, Information Theory, Robotics and Automation, Signal Processing
 

Tuesday, May 30, and Wednesday, May 31, 2017
SCV Signal Processing Society (SPS), Communications Society (ComSoc), Information Theory Society (IT), Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), Solid State Circuits Society(SSCS), and Circuits and System Society(CAS)
Subject: IEEE Workshops on Machine Learning and Convolutional Neural Networks
– Tues: Intuitive treatment of the important machine learning approaches; Wed: In-depth treatment of Convolutional neural networks (CNN) …
Instructor: Dr. Kiran Gunnam, Technical Director of Algorithms and DSP, Velodyne LiDAR, Inc.
Time: 4:30 to 5:00 pm: Check In, Networking, Refreshments; 5:00 to 9:00 pm: Workshop
Cost: $40 to $90; discounts to IEEE members, sponsoring chapter members, and TI employees
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
Event Details: https://ml_cnn.eventbrite.com

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April 13, 2017

Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) – A Building Block of Microgrid

by @ 2:12 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, May 18, 2017 
OEB – Industry Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) – A Building Block of Microgrid
– interconnected loads and distributed energy resources (DER), can operate in parallel with the grid or in an intentional islanded mode, Solar, wind, fuel cell, and Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) … 
Speaker: Dr. Yazhou (Joel) Liu, Ph.D., Power System Engineering Specialist, Eaton 
Time: 5:30 pm: Registration, networking, no-host social; 6:15 pm: Presentation; 7:15 pm: Dinner; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation continues
Cost: $10 for all 
Location: Eaton Hayward Facility, 20923 Cabot Blvd, Hayward
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/45089 

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Ten Years of Robustness Validation Applied to Power Electronics Components

by @ 11:27 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Reliability, Semiconductors
 

Thursday, April 27, 2017
SCV Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT), Reliability, and Power Electronics Chapters
Subject: Ten Years of Robustness Validation Applied to Power Electronics Components
– European car makers, physics of failure, “test to fail”, end-of-life testing, thick wire bonds, planar interconnects…
Speaker: Dr Eckhard Wolfgang, European Center for Power Electronics e.V. (retired from Siemens Research)
Time: 11:30 am: Registration, networking, and pizza & drinks; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Presentation; If coming for presentation only: arrive at 11:45
Cost: IEEE members students, unemployed: $5; Non-members: $10; Add an additional $5 at door
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/

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April 12, 2017

Advanced Control of Distributed Energy Resources 

by @ 2:11 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy
 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 
SF Power and Energy Society (PES) 
Subject: Advanced Control of Distributed Energy Resources 
– system integration and dynamic performance of modern DERs: solar, wind, storage, and others, contribution to the grid’s reliability and efficiency, and their resilience toward grid faults and disturbances … 
Speaker: Slavko Vasilic, Ph.D. P.E., Technical Expert, Schneider Electric
Time: 11:45 am: Registration, networking, and lunch; 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: IEEE Members: $5, Non Members: $10, Payments to be made in person (cash or check) at the event. 
Location:
California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Avenue, Golden Gate Room, San Francisco
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/45008 

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The 21st Annual Signal & Image Sciences Workshop 

by @ 1:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Signal Processing
 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 
OEB Signal Processing Society (SPS) 
Subject: The 21st Annual Signal & Image Sciences Workshop 
– Signal processing, Image & video processing, NDE & inverse problems, Radar & wireless communications, Radiation detection & isotope ID, Machine learning & pattern analysis, Control systems, Real-time/embedded systems, Applications … 
Keynote Speaker: Professor Avideh Zakhor, University of California, Berkeley, “Fast, automated 3D modeling of building interiors” 
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Cost: Free 
Location: HPC Innovation Center, Livermore Valley Open Campus, Livermore 
Event Details: https://casis.llnl.gov/casis-2017 
Jointly sponsored by LLNL Engineering Directorate, and Center for Advanced Signal & Image Sciences (CASIS)

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April 10, 2017

SmallTech Consulting on Three MEMS Topics 

by @ 11:00 pm. Filed under ALL, Semiconductors
 

Wednesday, April 19th 2017 
SCV MEMS and Sensors Chapter 
Subject:  SmallTech Consulting on Three MEMS Topics 
– challenges and rewards of starting and running a consultancy, gas chromatography and thermal conductivity detectors, the history of µTCD’s, matrix fabrication methods and resulting physical properties, paperlike electronic display technology… 
Speaker: Leslie Fields, Mateusz Bryning, and Phil Barth
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments; 7:00 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm: Adcom meeting 
Cost: Free
Location: Texas Instruments, Auditorium E1, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-mems/files/2013/09/SmallTech-Consulting-3-in-one-Abstract-for-April-19-2017-IEEE-MEMS-Meeting-with-bios.pdf 
Register:  https://goo.gl/sH8Mf4 

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Reinventing America’s Electricity System 

by @ 3:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, Industrial Applications
 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 
SCV Power and Energy Society / Industrial Applications Society (PES/IAS) 
Subject: Reinventing America’s Electricity System 
– Hear first-hand from the project leader of The Future of Solar and The Future of Natural Gas what tomorrow may look like!… 
Speaker: Dr. Frank O’Sullivan, Director of Research & Analysis, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) 
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and dinner; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm: Presentation 
Cost: MITCNC members: $30, IEEE members: $35, Non members: $45; Use promotion code: IEEE418 on the MIT Site 
Location: PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto 
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/2017/04/09/reinventing-americas-electricity-system/ 

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April 7, 2017

Secure IoT: Concerns and Business Risks 

by @ 5:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Semiconductors
 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 
SCV Consultants Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV) 
Subject: Secure IoT: Concerns and Business Risks 
– greatest security challenges, challenges by focusing on the technological, operational and organizational considerations, adding encryption to every sensor… 
Speaker: Sam Zamani, IMCI Technologies 
Time: 7:00 pm: Registration, networking, pizza and drinks; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://californiaconsultants.org/event/secure-iot-concerns-and-business-risks/ 

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April 3, 2017

 Safety Aspects of “Off-Road” EV Charging Through Central Asia and E. Europe 

by @ 10:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics, Product Safety
 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 
SCV Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES) 
Subject: Safety Aspects of “Off-Road” EV Charging Through Central Asia and E. Europe 

 – Don describes his trip from Asia and Europe in a electric vehicle. Charging was often difficult to find and was often improvised. Enjoy Don’s photos and stories of challenges and how he overcame obstacles…
Speaker: Don Christian, Designer, EVs and Autonomous Vehicles 
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, pizza, and networking; 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Presentation; 8:oo to 9:oo pm: Tour of Quanta Labs (optional if interest)
Cost: Free 
Location: Quanta Laboratories, 3199 De La Cruz Blvd., Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/safety-aspects-of-off-road-ev-charging-through-central-asia-and-e-europe-tickets-33383928228 

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Actualization of the Internet of Things

by @ 9:45 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Semiconductors
 

Actualization of the Internet of Things This conference is sponsored by the Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics, American Physical Society.
Plan to participate at the beautiful Marriott Hotel in spectacularMonterey on April 17-19, 2017

Actualization of the Internet of Things is a cross-disciplinary meeting which brings together ALL the technologies needed to build the IOT including:

* Internet to reality integration       * Physical actuationphysicsIoT
* Ubiquitous networks and big data     * Novel sensors
* Biometric application       * State of the art modeling
* Flexible electronics

The Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics welcomes the participation of scientists and engineers from across the technological spectrum (EE, ME, AE, etc.) to engender the innovation necessary to build the IoT.

The IoT is transforming how computers, machines, and people interact, and will unleash new economic opportunities and industrial capabilities not yet imagined.
Join us and help to push the IoT into the next half-century

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Click here to register
SPACE IS LIMITED, DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!

 

http://www.aps.org/units/fiap/meetings/conference/?utm_source=print&utm_content=IoT%20Conference

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Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers

by @ 7:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 
 

CALL FOR PAPERS

51st Annual Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers at the Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, on October 29 – November 1, 2017

Authors are invited to submit papers on or before May 1st, 2017, in the following areas:
Asilomar* Communications Systems 
* MIMO Communications and Signal Processing 
* Array Signal Processing 
* Biomedical Signal and Image Processing
* Speech, Image and Video Processing 
* Architecture and Implementation 
* Networks; Signal Processing and Adaptive Systems 
For detailed information see Call for Papers

 

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Electromagnetic Interference and its role in Inverter Reliability 

by @ 4:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Magnetics, Product Safety
 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 
SCV Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES) 
Subject: Electromagnetic Interference and its role in Inverter Reliability 
– problems and concerns on how Electromagnetic interference plays havoc with respect to reliability and safety, solar inverters, electronic and electrical equipment… 
Speaker: Mr. Regan Arndt, Product Safety Engineer, FEI/Thermo Fisher Scientific 
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, pizza, and networking; 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Presentation; 8:oo to 9:oo pm: Tour of Quanta Labs (optional if interest)
Cost: Free 
Location: Quanta Laboratories, 3199 De La Cruz Blvd., Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/electromagnetic-interference-and-its-role-in-inverter-reliability-tickets-33383605262 

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On the Relationship between Nyquist Rate and Healthcare:  Silicon Systems to Close the Sub-Sampling Gap in Health Screening and Monitoring

by @ 3:41 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Circuits, Semiconductors
 

Thursday, April 20, 2017 
SCV Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS)  and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
Subject: On the Relationship between Nyquist Rate and Healthcare:  Silicon Systems to Close the Sub-Sampling Gap in Health Screening and Monitoring
– new directions in low-cost, portable, RF-Ultrasound hybrid “Tricorder” imaging systems, to ultrasound-powered implantable devices that can measure, detect, and act upon local physiological changes through closed-loop neuromodulation… 
Speaker: Prof. Amin Arbabian, Stanford University
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking and refreshments; 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Technical Talk
Cost: Free 
Location: Texas Instruments, Auditorium E1, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seminar-on-april-20-prof-amin-arbabian-stanford-on-the-relationship-between-nyquist-rate-and-tickets-33396578064 

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ZigZag Transformer Applications for Harmonic Attenuation 

by @ 3:18 pm. Filed under ALL, Industrial Applications
 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 
SF Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: ZigZag Transformer Applications for Harmonic Attenuation 
– case study of the dry type transformer design for a substation upgrade, detailed analysis of the harmonic cancellation effects of a zigzag transformer connection… 
Speaker: Paul Weyandt, Commercial Operations Manager, ABB Bland dry type transformer factory
Time: 5:30 pm: Check-in, networking, dinner; 6:30 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: $25 IEEE Members and Non-Members, $10 Students
Location: Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, 661 Howard St, San Francisco 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/44073 

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March 31, 2017

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by @ 11:22 pm. Filed under ALL
 
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