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Practical Design with Xilinx FPGAs EMBD. X408, Starts January 10th
Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Mining DBDA.X408 , Starts January 11th
NEW! Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Deep Learning Landscape, Introduction DBDA.X416. (1), Starts January 13th, 2018
High Efficiency Switch-mode Power Supply, Design Overview EMBD.X405, Starts January 13th
Programming for Cloud Computing: Amazon Web Services IPDV.X406 , Starts January 13th
Apache Spark with Scala, Introduction DBDA.X400, Starts January 16th
Big Data Overview, Tools and Use Cases DBDA. X401 , Starts January 16th
The Internet of Things: Sensors, Platforms, Communications and Applications EMBD.X413, Starts January 16th
Switching and Routing ITEC.X405 , Starts January 16th
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Blockchain is a rapidly growing and revolutionary field of distributed ledger technology. With this program, you position yourself as an expert for companies of all types looking to develop, implement, or manage blockchain technology to enhance their business practices through cryptocurrency, decentralized cloud storage, digital security, smart contracts, and more.

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A group of interested parties led by Marti Grimminck and the People Centered Internet are looking for technical support in providing connectivity to people displaced by the fire emergency. If you can provide support on a volunteer basis, please contact Marti at: and Peter Whitehead (IEEE Senior Member, Northern Virginia)


Materials engineering position, doing research, process and failure analysis, characterization, seeking position in any location, M.S. in Materials Engineering, Jessica Winkler,

Part time contract for marketing collateral, documentation, research, MBA, Sandra Winkler

PhD in Engineering and Applied Science with extensive experience in thin film technology (deposition, lithography, etch), UHV instrumentation and troubleshooting, failure analysis and characterization seeking an opportunity as Process/Product/Application/Failure Analysis Engineer in semiconductor industry, Rahmatollah Eskandari

Data-driven, result-oriented Product Marketing Manager with expertise in technical marketing (sensors, scientific instrumentation), strong scientific background and customer-oriented service support is ready to re-enter the workforce, Nataliya Starostina

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Biochemist with 2 years of postdoctoral experience with extensive background in Targeted Drug Delivery applied to Cancer Therapeutics and Vaccine formulations for Vector-Borne Infectious Disease treatment, looking for jobs at biotech and pharmaceutical companies, Zahra Heidari

Materials Scientist/Engineer with over 20 years of experience in fuel cells, photovoltaics, packaging and pcbs, Nazarali Merchant

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Materials scientist with 15+ years experience in the commercialization of nanomaterials; experience includes materials synthesis, characterization, formulation, and coating; Seeking opportunities in R&D, and/or management. Roland Lee, PhD

Experienced materials scientist with expertise in device processing, micro-fabrication techniques, materials characterization and device applications of nanomaterials; carbon based nanomaterials and their hybrid systems; seeking R&D and materials engineering position in any location, Vasuda Bhatia, PhD

Director of Data Science with 25 years experience deploying data mining seeking opportunities. 5+ years experience in consulting, speaking, financial services, fraud detection, web behavior, CRM, Apache big data stack solutions, R, SAS, and SQL. Greg Makowski

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11/28 SCV IMS | Quantum Computing: What it is and Why Measurement Matters, Geometrics, San Jose, 6:00 pm
what is a qubit, and what advantages and disadvantages quantum computing has compared to classical computing, RSVP:

11/29 SCV PSES | Safety of Lithium-Ion Batteries, Exponent, Menlo Park, 6:30 pm

12/1 SCV SSCS | Recent Developments in Transceiver SoC Design for Next Generation Optical Networks, TI, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm high-speed point-to-point reciprocal wireless optical link is necessary to support this hybrid network in radio backhaul and fiber fronthaul, RF-over-Fiber (RoF) and Baseband-over-Fiber (BoF)

12/4 SCV CIS/EMBS | Deep Learning in Biomedicine and Genomics: An Introduction and Applications to Next-generation Sequencing and Disease Diagnostics, TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm
deep learning applications to biomedical problems, Google Brain, Detection of cancer cells in pathology images, Detection of diabetic retinopathy from fundus images of the eye

12/5 SCV PHOT | Saturn, Titan, Rings, and Moons from the Cassini-Huygens Mission , Intel, Santa Clara, 5:30 pm
Family Meeting: the story of the Cassini-Huygens unmanned Spacecraft; A 13 year mission to Venus, Jupiter and thru Saturn's rings and ultimate fiery death in Saturn's atmosphere.

12/5 SFBA EDS | Nano-Material Engineered Interconnect Technologies for Heterogeneous System Integration, Guadalupe Hall, Santa Clara University, 6:00 pm
New materials such as carbon nanotube (CNT) and graphene to extend the scaling roadmap for interconnects, recent progresses in using CNT as a contact plug, an agent to form very low k-value interlayer dielectrics

12/6 SFBA EDS | 10th MOS-AK Compact Modeling Workshop in the Silicon Valley, Cadence, Building 5, San Jose
frontiers of the compact modeling for nm-scale MEMS designs and CMOS/SOI circuit simulations, physical, analytical and numerical models

12/6 SCV PES/IAS | Grid Storage for Renewables Integration, PARC, Palo Alto, 6:30 pm
Join us as four executives from major firms give their unique perspective on the future of grid storage

12/7 SFBA EPS (formerly CPMT) | How to Peel Ultra-Thin Dies from Wafer Tape , TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am
bending stress, die strength, peel force, die structures, wafer processing steps, TSVs, pickup methods, experimental verification

12/7 SCV TEMS | The 60 Minute Harvard MBA for Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs , National Instruments, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm
why some businesses prospered while others stagnated or even failed, 15 key business lessons I learned both at Harvard and in my search for a business, how I applied them to successfully grow my business

12/8 SFBA EDS | 2D Electronics - Opportunities and Challenges, Stanford University, Packard Building 101, 4:00 pm
2D materials are introduced and the potential of 2D transistors is assessed, material properties - bandgap and mobility - are examined in detail and the mobility-bandgap tradeoff

12/12 SCV CNSV / EMBS | Making Every Drop Count in Biomedical Analysis, SEMI, Milpitas, 7:00 pm
Learn some fascinating things about how a sample of your blood is analyzed, (incl. fluorescence barcoding, DNA barcoding and isotope labeling) from an award-winning physicist, entrepreneur and inventor

12/12 SCV EMC | Review of & IEC 60601-1-2 - 4th Edition and IEC TR 60601-4-2 - 1st Edition, 7layers, Sunnyvale, 6:30 pm
challenges dealing with EMC compliance on medical electrical equipment and systems. IEC 60601-1-2 edition 4 will soon be mandatory, and this means dramatic changes for the medical electronics industry.

12/13 SCV PSES | CPSC Ban on Organohalogen Flame Retardants in Electronics Casings, TBD, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm

12/13 SCV/OEB/SF ComSoc | Amateur Radio Satellite, TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm
impact of regulatory decisions on the collaborative history of AMSAT, the current efforts to get back on track within AMSAT


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Day 1: Hardware Track - Thursday, November 16, 2017, 1:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
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Senior member elevation meeting to take place on December 11th, at TI, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara, in conference room E in the back of the campus. Bring three hard copes of your resume, and we will provide IEEE members to review your status and become your references for your senior upgrade. The meeting will take place between 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm. Refreshments will be provided at this free event.

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2017 ASHRAE Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships are available for the undergraduate engineering and pre-engineering students who are enrolled full time in post-secondary education institution and pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in a course of study.

The ASHRAE is awarding scholarships of the different amount like $25000, $35000 and $3000 to the winners. The application deadline is December 1st, 2017. Applicants can get more information through the given link: ASHRAE Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships


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