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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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
SCV Information Theory (IT) and the Photonics Society
Subject: Spacetime Replication of Continuous Variable Quantum Information
- distributing information in seemingly impossible ways using quantum error correction, new, continuous variable quantum error correcting codes that can efficiently replicate information in spacetime...
Speaker: Grant Salton, PhD Candidate, Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Room 101 in Packard Bldg., Stanford University
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/its/MtgSum/Meeting2017_04.html

Thursday, April 27, 2017
SCV Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT), Reliability, and SFBAC Power Electronics (PELS) Chapters / Societies
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/

Thursday, April 27, 2017
SCV Consumer Electronics (CE) and SFBAC Power Electronics (PELS) Societies
Subject: Extremely Power-Efficient Technologies for Wearables and IoT Devices
- decrease the power consumption and increase the battery life of wearable devices, devices that designers need to consider when creating a low-power wearable system ...
Speaker: Gene Rutkevich, Director Business Development, GLF Integrated Power, Inc.
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: IEEE members: $5; Non-members: $10; IEEE CES and IEEE Student members: Free. Fees paid at door
Location: NVIDIA, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-consumer-electronics-society-april-meeting-low-power-technologies-for-wearables-and-iot-devices-tickets-33753627007

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
SCV Magnetics Society
Subject: Evolution of Disk Drive Head Positioning Systems and Servo Track Writers
- historical perspective and time line, Evolution of major system components, Status and description of current servo track writers and disk drive production procedures...
Speaker: Dick Oswald
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_05.html

Thursday, May 4, 2017
SCV Technology & Engineering Management Chapter (TEMS)
Subject: Protecting Inventions When Patent Protection Can No Longer Be Relied Upon
- trade secrets, patents, recent issues, protection, enforcement, cross-licensing ...
Speakers: Kevin Roe, Patent Attorney, and Phil Marcoux, Entrepreneur, Inventor and Patent Generator
Time: 6:00 pm Networking; 6:30 pm: Management Forum/Guided Networking; 7:00 pm: sandwich dinner; 7:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: $12 IEEE members, $15 non-members; $5 more at the door
Location: AMD Commons Auditorium, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-tems/?p=2341

Thursday, May 4, 2017
SCV Reliability Society
Subject: The relationship between Reliability Testing and Failure Analysis
- variety of standard reliability test methods and the issues they stress, typical failures found and the methods used to find them ...
Speaker: Daniel Sullivan, EAG Lab
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments; 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Qualcomm, Inc., 3165 Kifer Road, Building-B Cafeteria, Santa Clara
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-relationship-between-reliability-testing-and-failure-analysis-tickets-33883619819?aff=eivtefrnd?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=evitefrnd&utm_term=eventimage

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/

Saturday, May 13, 2017
SCV Young Professionals and SFBA Nanotechnology Chapter
Subject: Wine and Hike
- fun and relaxing wine and hike afternoon at Picchetti Ranch in Cupertino, Please bring your own water bottle, hat, weather permitting...
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Picchetti Ranch, 13100 Montebello Road, Cupertino
Event Details: https://winehikeieee.eventbrite.com
About Picchetti Ranch: https://www.openspace.org/preserves/picchetti-ranch
Questions? Please contact Jocelyn Tan at jocelyn.tan@ieee.org or Vasuda at vasudabhatia@live.com

Monday, May 15, 2017
SCV Circuits and Systems (CAS) Chapter
Subject: Energy Efficient Memory Design for the Compute Continuum and Beyond
- circuit solutions for realizing energy efficient memory arrays, Supply voltage scaling is the primary driver to reduce energy consumption...
Speaker: Dr. Jaydeep Kulkarni, Staff Research Scientist at Intel Corporation
Time: 6:30pm: Networking/Light Dinner; 7:00 pm: Announcement; 7:05pm: Presentation; 8:15pm: Adjourn
Cost: Free; Food donation accepted: $2 for IEEE member, $5 for non-IEEE member
Location: Qualcomm Santa Clara, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-cas
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energy-efficient-memory-design-for-the-compute-continuum-and-beyond-tickets-33716796847

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
SFBA Nanotechnology
Subject: Annual all-day symposium: Nanotechnology in the Environment, Advanced Batteries, Clean Energy
- Nano Material Toxicity, Regulating Nano Toxicity, Hydrogen Storage, Mushroom Electrode Battery Technology, Carbon Nanotube Batteries for Solar Grid Storage & Electric Vehicles ...
Speakers: Marie-Noële Croteau, USGS; Jeffrey Wong, Cal EPA; Jenn Dion, Stanford University; Brennan Campbell, NexTech Batteries; John Wong, CTO, Magi Scitech 
Time: 8:30 am to 5:45 pm
Cost: IEEE Members: $45, $40 (early), $55 (pay-at-door); Non-IEEE Members: $55, $50 (early), $65 (pay-at-door); In Transition / Unemployed: $25, $20 (early), $35 (pay-at-door); Students: $21, $16 (early), $31 (pay-at-door); Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Break Refreshments Included
Location: SEMI Global Headquarters, 673 South Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sfba-nano-may-symposium-nanotechnology-in-the-environment-advanced-batteries-clean-energy-tickets-33324327962
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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)

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

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

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
SCV Information Theory (IT) and the Magnetics Societies
Subject: Regenerating Codes For Distributed Storage
- basic framework of regenerating codes, establishing theoretical limitations regenerating codes from an algebraic perspective...
Speaker: Mary Wootters, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Hacker Dojo, 3350 Thomas Rd, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/its/MtgSum/Meeting2017_05.html

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

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

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
SCV Consultants Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV)
Subject: Annual CNSV Dinner Meeting: The Deep Mythic Origins of Silicon Valley Innovation
- The hidden myth behind Silicon Valley's success is far older than you would ever guess..
Speaker: Paul Saffo, Stanford Univ., Singularity Univ.
Time: 6:00 pm: Appetizers and networking; 7:00 pm: Dinner; 7:45 pm: Presentation
Cost: $32
Location: Turmeric Restaurant, 141 S. Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale
Event Details: https://californiaconsultants.org/event/annual-cnsv-dinner-meeting-the-deep-mythic-origins-of-silicon-valley-innovation/

Thursday, June 22, 2017
SCV Signal Processing Society (SPS)
Subject: Computational Microscopy
- joint design of imaging system hardware and software, optimizing across the entire pipeline from acquisition to reconstruction, new methods with coded illumination...
Speaker: Prof. Laura Waller, UC Berkeley
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments: 7:00 pm: Announcements; 7:05 pm: Presentation; 8:15 pm: Adjourn
Cost: Free for IEEE Members, $5 for Non-members
Location: AMD Commons Auditorium, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps/20170622Abstract.html

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; 8:00 to 9:00 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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