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The Worldwide Leader in RF and Wireless Training. See AD below.

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Master of science degrees in STEM fields. Current program: Machine Learning. See ad

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MS in Sustainable Energy, and certificates in Renewable Energy or Frugal Innovation. See ad


June 26-28, 2018, Sensors Expo & Conference 2018, San Jose
Sensors18 Sensors, connectivity, and systems. Use promo code IEEESF for $100 off pass.

June 26, 2018, Autonomous Vehicle & Sensors Conference, San Jose
AVSensors18 Explore Autonomous Vehicles through panel discussions. Use promo code IEEESF for $100 off pass.

June 25-26, 2018, Medical Sensors Design Experience, San Jose
MedicalSensors Artificial Intelligence, Drug delivery, ECG & EEG, Medical grade wearables. Use promo code IEEESF for $100 off pass.

July 9-11, 2018, 5G World Forum (5GWF'18), Santa Clara
IEEE-5G 5G in automotive, health, media, IIoT, satellites, standards, regulations

Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), San Jose
GHTC2018-logo July 15, 2018 Deadline for poster papers (up to 2 pages) August 30, 2018 Submission of accepted final papers (full and poster) for inclusion in conference proceedings
Benefiting humanity through technology, in areas such as clean water, energy, food security, healthcare, and connectivity

August 7-9, 2018, Flash Memory Summit, Santa Clara
The latest technology updates, forecasts, and roadmaps for non-volatile memory (NVM); highlights feature NVMe, NVMe-oF, Persistent Memory, advanced memory technologies, key Open Source software topics, and the latest storage design tricks. $100 discount for IEEE members.

September 23-27, 2018, Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) 2018, Portland, Oregon
ECCE2018 Renewables, smart grid, energy harvesting, reliability, diagnostics, measurement techniques

September 24-27, 2018, Storage Developer Conference , Santa Clara
SDC2018 All forms of data storage, Big Data / Analytics / IoT / Blockchain, Erasure Coding, Green and Energy Efficient IT Technologies

September 24 & 25, 4:00 pm each day, IEEE Workshops on Machine Learning, Convolutional Neural Networks, and Tensorflow, TI, Santa Clara
Harness the predictive power of machine learning. See AD below.

October 3-6, 2018, Frontiers in Education, San Jose
FIE Engineering education innovations

October 18-21, 2018, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), San Jose
GHTC2018-logo Benefiting humanity through technology, in areas such as clean water, energy, food security, healthcare, and connectivity

Call for Papers, ISPCE 2019, San Jose, papers due January 1, 2019 for May 6-8, 2019 conference
Worker and innovators - product safety and compliance engineering


High-precision product design, procedural development, and fabrication. See ad for InteliTek

Besser3 Premier RF and Wireless courses now available through Besser Associates

Applied RF Engineering I - Circuits and Transmission Lines - July 22, 2018 to Dec. 30, 2018, Online
Smartphone RF Architecture Fundamentals - August 22 to 24, 2018, San Jose
5G, mm-Wave Antennas: Phased Arrays, Propagation, Integration & Test - September 24 to 25, 2018, San Jose
mm-Wave RFIC and MMIC Design Techniques - September 26 to 28, 2018, San Jose
Radio Systems: RF Transceiver Design from Antenna to Bits and Back - September 24 to 28, 2018, San Jose
EMI/EMC and Signal Integrity Boot Camp - October 22 to 26, 2018, San Jose
RF Power Amplifier Design Techniques - October 24 to 26, 2018, San Jose
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RF Technology Certification - September 17, 2018 to March 19, 2019, Online

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* Variety of techniques used in machine learning and data mining
* Algorithms for supervised learning including decision tree induction, artificial neural networks, instance-based learning, probabilistic methods, and support vector machines
* Unsupervised learning, reinforcement learning, computational learning theory and other methods for analyzing and measuring the performance of learning algorithms.

Our classes are stackable and allow students to apply the credit earned towards a Masters in Computer Science. Classes will be held at Lookout in San Francisco - 1 Front Street, Suite 2700, San Francisco

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Students interested in the MS degree must satisfy the standard admissions criteria, an undergraduate degree in a field of engineering (physics degrees will also be considered), GRE scores and (for international students) demonstrated proficiency in English. Both TOEFL and IELTS scores are acceptable for this purpose.

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GHTC2018-logo The Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) will be held on October 18-21, at the Double Tree in San Jose. Full paper submissions due by June 2.

Authors and Presenters must demonstrate a clear understanding of the interrelationship of their work with socio-cultural, socio-economic, policy and environmental factors, and clearly state whether they are presenting preliminary, expected or final results as well as expected or actual impact. Key focus areas include, but are not limited to:

* Affordable & Clean Energy * Agriculture & Food Security * Clean Water & Sanitation * Community engagement, Capacity building, and Behavior Change * Connectivity & Communication * Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery * Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities * Technology Enhanced Quality Education Delivery * Technology Enhanced Healthcare * Technology and Applications for Poverty Alleviation * Other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals * Technology Showcase (exhibit display)


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Project Open NanoCarbon - Monthly meetups/opensci journal club to research, build and deploy open hardware to rapidly solidify gigatonnes of carbon from atmospheric CO2.

Advise & mentor underrepresented young adult entrepreneurs. Flexible time commitment. Business and technology experienced professionals browse details, and apply to join at


Scientist expert in nanomaterials synthesis and characterization; active materials (printable electrocatalysts and colloidal nanoparticles) for electrochemical devices; biosensors for biomedical systems; analytical methods for process and product characterization. Experience working in start-up environment and familiar with regulatory requirements. Seeking opportunities in Research/Engineering. Elaheh Farjami, PhD

Over 5 yrs experience in design/processing of biomaterials and handling of mammalian stem cells. Expert in biochemical assay/optical characterization; seeking research/engineering position. Dr. Varshini Vishwanath

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

Successful wafer fab mgr, fabless program mgr, technical & process engineering mgr, technical sales & customer relations, SBIR reviewer, start-up experience, seeking challenges in consulting, management, & engineering, Glenn Friedman

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

Expert in thin film and materials development, device fabrication, with rich experiences on product launch and transfer. Seeking R&D or product related position, Dr. Xiaofeng Yao Harman

Principle Structure Analysis Engineer, Dr. Rachel A. Zhao, with 15+ year experience finite element analysis with strong mechanics research and teaching experience in nonlinear static and dynamic analysis including impact, vibration and fatigue analysis for vehicles, spacecraft, electronics packages, PCB, solder joints etc.

Developer & Cloud DevOPS w/ 11 years Unix/Linux, 6 years Colloidal & Surface Chemistry, developing prototype MESH drone swam for pollution/bacteria & virus monitoring, Joschka-Joseph Anderson

Director level engineering/architect or technical marketing responsibilities with expertise anchored on a variety of networking, cybersecurity and virtualization technologies along with smart utilization of AI/ML technologies. TK Lala,

Sr. Process Technician with over 15 years experience in Semiconductors Equipment Manufacture R&D lab: Wafer processing, characterization, data summary, purchasing, supplies, and inventory control; Seeking opportunities in R&D lab technician, or supply chain. Gana Rimple,


Do you need unique, out-of-the box engineering solutions quickly? Quick-turn high-precision product design, procedural development, and fabrication of parts for testing, developing concepts, tools, and fixturing devices. InteliTek can design and manufacture parts involving very complex geometry, up to 40"L x 20"W x 45"H and can meet tolerances verified to ISO standards of up to .0005".

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* CAD design             * Aluminum
* Aeronautics             * Stainless Steel
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* Prototyping             * Multiple types of Plastics
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6/27, 6:00 pm SCV CIS SSCS CAS EMBS NANO Neuromorphic Chips - Addressing the Nanostransistor Challenge by Combining Analog Computation with Digital Communication, H2O, 2307 Leghorn St, Mountain View
transistors shrink to nanoscale dimensions, trapped electrons block "lanes" of electron traffic, Neurogrid, the first neuromorphic system with billions of synaptic connections, mapping arbitrary computations onto neuromorphic chips

7/11, 8:00 am, SSCS Applications of Time-Based Circuits in Data Conversion, Filtering, and Control, Webinar, $0 to $15
alternative to classical voltage or charge based signal representations, fundamental building blocks such as integrators using mostly digital circuits

7/26, 6:00 pm SCV CAS A 13b ENOB Noise-Shaping SAR ADC with a Two-Capacitor DAC, QualComm, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
smaller, mismatch error can be greatly reduced, first-order noise shaping, which can improve the ADC’s linearity, 2 kHz signal bandwidth, it achieved a 78.8 dB SNDR

8/9, 6:00 pm SCV CASS SSCS Massive MIMO Active Antenna Arrays for Advanced Wireless Communications, QualComm Santa Clara, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
benefits and limitations for various RAN systems and frequency bands, field trial results for Blue Danube Massive MIMO products operating in mid-band spectrum

8/16, 6:00 pm SCV IMS Near-Field Scanning: Searching for Root Causes, Geometrics, 2190 Fortune Drive San Jose
Emission source microscopy (ESM) scanning technology is a powerful tool to identify the radiated emission sources, back-calculating the field to board or system surface to localize the contributing sources

9/6, 6:00 pm SCV TEMS Steve Jobs' Inimitable Leadership & Apple's Metamorphosis: What Can We Learn From His Four Avatars? , National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara,
"Avatar Framework" to explain Jobs' four personalities: Artist, Manager, Cowboy, and Tyrant, 47 of his critical decisions between 1997 and 2011, lessons learned and how these lessons could be applied by today’s leaders. IEEE members: $12, Non-members: $15, At the Door: $20

Oakland East Bay Section
6/21, 5:30 pm OEB IAS Ground Fault Mitigation by Using Resistance Grounding, Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
radial distribution systems at Low Voltage and at high voltage up to 5 kV, technical and application of high, low and hybrid grounding. $15 to $30

6/28, 5:30 pm OEB PES SF IAS CA Title 24 Update -Solar Ready Electrical Distribution & Power Monitoring Requirements, IEM, 48205 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont
CA Energy Code Title 24, Part 6, solar ready buildings, with emphasis on Solar ready distribution equipment, and power monitoring requirements, A Tour of the IEM factory is available following the presentation.

7/17, 2:00 pm OEB ComSoc Economic Thinking of Communication Networks, UC Berkeley, Cory Hall, Room 531, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
economics can help us better understand the networking industry reality, predict user behaviors, envision new network services, and provide policy recommendations

OEB PES Fabulously Interesting Power Distribution Application focused meetings starting soon! Evening Meetings, featuring Buffet Dinner by Spin A Yarn Restaurant, to be held in Fremont, with easy BART / Uber, or cab access. Interested parties, please contact Finn Schenck, Interim Chair at, tel 1-510-676-0979.

San Francisco Section


ISPCE is the premier product safety symposium, and focuses on topics for workers and innovators. Paper submission for the May 6-8, 2019 symposium in San Jose is now open, and last day to submit a paper submission is January 1, 2018. Paper topics include:

* Global Market Access & Regulations
* Compliance Management
* EMC & Wireless Compliance
* Environmental & Energy Regulations
* Batteries & Energy Storage Systems
* Medical Devices
* Compliance 101
* Hazard Based Safety Engineering
* Safety Science
* Forensics, Failure & Risk Analysis, Assessment & Management
* Legal, Regulations, Directives & Consumer Protection
* Emerging Technologies & Innovations

Please submit your abstracts and reviewable drafts to ISPCE 2019 paper submissions

High speed and big data - Make sure your computer memory is up to speed. Attend the
Flash Memory Summit
* 3D NAND flash and 3D XPoint
* NVMe and NVMe-oF
* "Pitch Party" Theatre
* Women, Leadership and Flash - Panel & Networking
* Chat with the Experts: 40 tables devoted to each of 40 industry topics

August 7-9, 2018, Flash Memory Summit, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. $100 discount for IEEE members.


Sensors, Expo, and Conference
Sensors18 The industry's largest event dedicated to sensors, connectivity, and systems. Early bird registration is now open!

Held June 26-28, 2018, at the San Jose Convention Center. For more information, to go Use promo code IEEESF for $100 off pass.


* Embedded Systems               * IoT, Machine Learning
* 3D Vision, Optical                * AI, 3D LiDAR Solid State
* Nano power, MEMS            * Air quality measurement
* Energy Harvesting              * Printed flexible, stretchable fabric

Introducing the IEEE Workshops on Machine Learning, Convolutional Neural Networks, and Tensorflow
by IEEE ComSoC, ITSoC, CIS and Apollo AI on
Monday September 24, at 4:00 pm
Tuesday September 25, at 4:00 pm

* Bring together computer science and statistics to harness that predictive power
* End-to-end process of investigating data through a machine-learning lens
* Extract and identify useful features that best represent your data

Register here. Early bird tickets last till July 15th.


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