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Thursday, April 19, 2018
SCV Young Professionals (YP) and ASME
Subject: Thirsty Third Thursday Happy Hour
- free appetizers, pay for your own drinks...
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: Free admission, pay for your own drinks
Location: Lilly Mac's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 187 S Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale
Event Details: eventbrite.com/e/asme-scvs-ieee-yp-thirsty-third-thursday-happy-hour-tickets-44280372787

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Region 6 and SJSU
Subject: Spring Central Area
- MicroMouse competition, the new student "Pitch" competition based on student chosen projects, as well as a range of speakers and awards...
Time: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: San Jose State University, Engineering Building, Conf Room 285-287, 2nd Floor, 1 Washington Square, San Jose
Event Details: eventbrite.com/e/2018-ieee-region-6-central-area-spring-meeting-tickets-44385218383

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
SF Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: A Basic overview of the Natural Gas Engine
- various types of applications and standard componentry of the system; unlike Diesels, this starts with the type of fuel you choose ...
Speaker: Martin Hopkins, Peterson Power
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Presentation-only: 12:00 noon (come at 11:45) - Free
Cost: $25, Students: $10
Location: San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton St, San Francisco
Event Details: meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/170509

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
SCV Computer Society (CS)
Subject: Fabric for Deep Learning (FfDL)
- Open source project, FfDL, pronounced "fiddle", provides a consistent way to run these deep-learning frameworks as a service on Kubernetes, microservices architecture to reduce coupling between components...
Speaker: Animesh Singh, Member of IBM Academy of Technology
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, Food, Networking; 6:30 pm: Presentation; 7:45 pm: Q&A; 8:00 pm: Adjourn
Cost: Free
Location: International Technological University, 2711 N 1st St., ITU Auditorium, San Jose
Event Details: computer.ieeesiliconvalley.org/

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
SFBA Electronics Packaging Society (EPS), Reliability Chapter, and the MEMS and Sensors Chapter
Subject: Reliability for the 21st Century: Meeting Challenges of New Packaging Technologies and New Markets
- complexity, feature sizes, physics of failure, damage metrics, packaging design, qualification, proposed methodologies...
Speaker: Dr. Milena Vujosevic, TDK-InvenSense
Time: 11:30 am: Registration, sandwiches, and networking; 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm: Presentation
Presentation-only: 12:00 noon (come at 11:45) - Free
Cost: IEEE Members, students, unemployed: $5; Non-Members: $10
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: cpmt.org/scv/

Thursday, April 26, 2018
SFBA Nanotechnology Chapter
Subject: 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

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

Thursday, April 26, 2018
OEB Communications Society (ComSoc) and Signal Processing Society (SPS)
Subject: Texas Instruments FMCW Integrated Radar and TI's Keystone 2 Multiprocessor Digital Radio
- demonstration of radar range targeting, radar Rx captured values, digital baseband – digital IF – JESD interface – digital/analog IF – analog RF...
Speaker: Joe Quintal, Application Engineer, Texas Instruments
Time: 6:00 pm: Start Social period; 6:30 pm: Sit for dinner; 7:30 pm: The talk is underway; 9:00 pm: Close to being finished
Cost: $35 + $2.43 fee; IEEE Members receive a $20 reimbursement at the door; Non-Members receive a $15 reimbursement at the door
Location: Cattlemens Steakhouse, 2882 Kitty Hawk Road, Livermore
Event Details: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/comsoc/

Saturday, April 28, 2018
OEB Young Professionals (YP)
Subject: Innovate East Bay Conference
- Whether you are looking to explore new ideas, design innovative solutions, or build a next-generation business, join a community of seasoned and aspiring entrepreneurs, makers, innovators, and community leaders. Get connected to the network of resources, knowledge, and experiences to be a more effective innovator, launch your business, and strengthen the community of innovation in the East Bay...
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Cal State East Bay, Hayward, University Library
Event Details: innovateeastbay2018.eventbrite.com

Saturday, April 28, 2018
SCV Power and Energy Society (PES) and Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: Energy Storage Seminar: Policy, Business Models, and Control
- Join us as three storage experts give their unique perspective on grid storage business models and technology...
Speakers: Fan Dai, Ph.D., Special Advisor to Governor Edmund G. Brown; Vic Shao, Founder and CEO of ENGIE Storage, formerly GreenCharge; Mizhi Zhang, Managing Director of North America Region at Sungrow-Samsung SDI Energy Storage Power Supply Co, Ltd (Sungrow-Samsung SDI Joint Venture)
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: registration, lunch, & networking; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Talks from speakers; 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Panel discussion;
Cost: IEEE members: $10 with promo code IEEE; Non-members: $15
Location: 250 West Tasman Dr., San Jose
Event Details: power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/2018/04/10/april-28th-2018-energy-storage-seminar-policy-business-models-and-control/

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
SCV Photonics Society
Subject: The Physics of Ultra-Efficient III-Nitride LEDs
- physical aspects of the three components driving high-efficiency LEDs - Light extraction, Carrier Injection and Internal Quantum Efficiency...
Speaker: Aurelien David, Sr. Principal Scientist, Soraa
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/

Thursday, May 3, 2018
SCV Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS)
Subject: Becoming Hewlett Packard: Why Strategic Leadership Matters
- seventh transformation to HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, "corporate becoming," an open-ended ongoing process, role of the CEO, strategic leadership capability ...
Speaker:
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=3182

Thursday, May 3, 2018
SFBA Electronics Packaging Society (EPS)
Subject: 2D to 3D Package Architectures: Back to the Future
- scaling, heterogeneous integration, impact on power, performance, latency, nomenclature for package architectures, current metrics, projections ...
Speaker:
Time: 11:30 am: Registration, sandwiches, and networking; 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm: Presentation
Presentation-only: 12:00 noon (come at 11:45) - Free
Cost: IEEE Members, students, unemployed: $5; Non-Members: $10
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: cpmt.org/scv

Friday, May 4 - Sunday May 6, 2018
OEB Young Professionals (YP)
Subject: Startup Weekend East Bay
- pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup...
Time: 6:30 pm Sunday through 9:00 pm Sunday
Cost: $0 to $50
Location: California State University, East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Valley Business Technology Center, Hayward
Event Details: eventbrite.com/e/startup-weekend-east-bay-tickets-43904563732?discount=IEEE

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
SCV Consultant's Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV)
Subject: The Untold Origins of Cloud Computing
- time sharing, Born in the Cold War in the aftermath of the first Russian Atomic bomb, Tymnet as the first independent Cloud-based services network in early 1972...
Speaker: Nathan Gregory, CTO and Chief Scientist, Reprivata LLC
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/the-untold-origins-of-cloud-computing/

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
SFBA Electronics Packaging Society (EPS)
Subject: Towards Energy Sustainability in Data Centers: Some Thoughts on Energy, Entropy, and Water
- powering the internet and cloud, cooling, energy use, data center design, non-traditional approaches ...
Speaker: Dr. Alfonso Ortega, Dean of the School of Engineering, University of Santa Clara
Time: 11:30 am: Registration, sandwiches, and networking; 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm: Presentation
Presentation-only: 12:00 noon (come at 11:45) - Free
Cost: IEEE Members, students, unemployed: $5; Non-Members: $10
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: cpmt.org/scv/?p=630

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
SCV Computer Society (CS)
Subject: Enabling Digital Transformation at the Edge
- new breed of Edge clouds is rapidly emerging to enable digital transformation to reach beyond traditional public and hybrid clouds...
Speakers: Robert Keahey, VP Marketing, CPLANE.ai, and John Casey, CTO and Co-Founder, CPLANE.ai
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking, registration, and refreshments; 6:30 pm to 8 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Cadence/ Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
Event Details: computer.ieeesiliconvalley.org/
Registration: eventbrite.com/e/enabling-digital-transformation-at-the-edge-tickets-45152498338

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
OEB Life Member Affinity Group
Subject: Flipping Bits in The James Webb Space Telescope's Cameras
- Scientific objectives, engineering challenges, and firmware development for the James Webb space telescope...
Speaker: Dr. Lance Simms, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Time: 11:00 am: Registration and networking; 11:30 am: luncheon; 12:15 pm: Presentation; 1:30 pm: Adjourn
Cost: $10 includes lunch
Location: Beeb's Sports Bar & Grill, 915 Clubhouse Drive, Livermore
Event Details: eventbrite.com/e/luncheon-and-speaker-flipping-bits-in-the-james-webb-space-telescopes-cameras-tickets-44195475858

Thursday, May 17, 2018
OEB Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: Cyber Security Primer for Legacy Process Plant Operation
- current implementations of legacy protocols and hardware with a focus on cyber security aspects given the new wireless additions to the legacy systems ...
Speaker: Chet Sandberg, Principal, C L Sandberg & Associates
Time: 5:30 pm: Networking No-host social; 6:15 pm: Presentation; 7:15 pm: Dinner; 8:00 to 9:00 pm: Presentation continues
Cost: IEEE members: $25, Non-Members: $30, Student and retired members: $15 (Payable as Cash or Check)
Location: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
Event Details: meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/171251
Please make reservations by May 14 by contacting Luis Soria via email: lmsq@pge.com or telephone: (415) 793-7909

Thursday, May 17, 2018
SCV Computational Intelligence Society (CIS)
Subject: Augmenting Cognition through Data Visualization
- manage visual attention and augment cognition, techniques to draw a viewer's attention to regions of interest in large datasets, atmospheric physics, neurosurgery and mobile data visualization...
Speaker: Professor Alark Joshi
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking, registration, and refreshments; 6:30 pm to 8 pm: Presentation
Cost: IEEE CIS members: free; Students: $3 (Register at Door $3); IEEE (non-CIS) members: $7 donation (Register at Door $10); Non-members: $10 (Register at Door $15)
Location: Intel SC12, 3600 Juliette Ln, Santa Clara
Event Details: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cis/upcoming_events.html

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
OEB Signal Processing Society (SPS) and Communications Society (ComSoc)
Subject: Center for Advanced Signal and 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 ...
Speakers: Dr. Avideh Zakhor, Professor of Electrical Engineering, UC Berkeley, and Dr. Joseph M. Kahn, Ginzton Laboratory, Stanford University
Time: 9:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Cost: Free, but registration required
Location: High Performance Computing Innovation Center, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Adjacent to LLNL East Gate off Greenville Road, Livermore
Event Details: https://casis.llnl.gov/casis-2018

Friday, June 1, 2018
Silicon Valley Secion Student Activities Committee (SAC)
Subject: Technology and Innovation- A talk by IEEE President-Elect
- technology, innovation and/or entrepreneurship, vision for IEEE: focus on membership and transparency at all IEEE levels and balance the operations budget of IEEE...
Speaker: IEEE Life Fellow José M.F. Moura
Time: Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 7:00 pm: Presentation: 8:00 pm: Q&A; 8:30 pm: Adjorn
Cost: Free
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: eventbrite.com/e/technology-and-innovation-a-talk-by-ieee-president-elect-tickets-43299032572

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
SCV Consultant's Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV)
Subject: The Untold Origins of Cloud Computing
- time sharing, Born in the Cold War in the aftermath of the first Russian Atomic bomb, Tymnet as the first independent Cloud-based services network in early 1972...
Speaker: Nathan Gregory, CTO and Chief Scientist, Reprivata LLC
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/the-untold-origins-of-cloud-computing/

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
SCV Computer Society (CS)
Subject: Introduction to Kubernetes
- platform that is becoming a standard for running cloud native applications, architecture of Kubernetes and the new use cases containers and the Kubernetes platform have enabled...
Speaker: Aparna Sinha, Group Product Manager, Google Kubernetes Engine
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking, registration, and refreshments; 6:30 pm to 8 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Cadence/ Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
Event Details: computer.ieeesiliconvalley.org/
Registration: eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-kubernetes-tickets-45154994805

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
SCV Computer Society (CS)
Subject: Evolution of Switching Engines
- fundamental transitions in the market were driven by new technologies and architectures, journey from L2, L3 to L4-L7 switching and the path forward with flexible switching....
Speaker: Venkat Pullela, Distinguished Engineer at Broadcom
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking, registration, and refreshments; 6:30 pm to 8 pm: Presentation and Q&A
Cost: Free
Location: Cadence/ Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
Event Details: computer.ieeesiliconvalley.org/
Registration: eventbrite.com/e/evolution-of-switching-engines-tickets-45155805229



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