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The Computer Engineering Department at San Jose State University is searching for qualified part-time lecturers to teach in both BS and MS degree programs in Computer Engineering and Software Engineering. For more information, see SJSU Lecture positions.

An electrical construction inspector is needed at a wastewater treatment facility for an upgrade project which is expected to take up to two years. This would include power systems, instrumentation & controls work; testing, start-up testing and commissioning. See Electrical Construction Inspector.

Electronics Power Engineers (EPE) is looking for a Senior Power Systems Engineer to lead/execute assignments in the area of electric power system studies, including analyses of power flow, voltage, short circuit, transient stability, electromagnetic transients, reliability, and economic dispatch, among others. See


June 11-13, 2019, WITI Summit, San Jose
Premier global event for women, and men, in technology. Develop skills to secure your success in your profession and life. 2,000+ attendees from six continents. See ad below.

June 25-27, 2019. Sensors Expo & Conference, San Jose
The industry's largest event dedicated to sensors, connectivity, and systems. See ad below right.
The following events are co-located with the Sensors Expo & Conference, and attendees are also welcome to attend:
Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference
Autonomous Vehicle Sensors Conference
Medical Sensors Design Conference
Use discount code EGRID for $100 off Conference Passes or Free Expo Hall Passes

August 16-17, 2019, State of AI and ML-Summer 2019, Gillmor Center, 3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara
As part of a series of regularly planned events, we plan to cover the state-of-the-art advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technology. Early bird tickets till April 30th. Registration closes on August 9th.

October 17 through 20, 2019, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), Seattle, WA
Sharing practical technology enabled solutions addressing the needs of underserved populations and resource constrained environments around the world. See ad below.

November 20-21, 2019, Wearable USA, Santa Clara
All things wearable, from materials and manufacturing, to applications and markets. 40% attendee discount through July 19. See ad below.


Northeastern University in Silicon Valley now offers MS in Computer Systems Engineering with an IoT Concentration. All new students for this program in Silicon Valley will be eligible for a 25% tuition scholarship. To learn more, contact Alanta Hider at for more details.

Visit us at booth #548 at the Sensors Expo (see ad below). Use code 394L for $100 off Conference Passes or a FREE Expo Hall Pass!

Northeastern University * 6024 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose *

                Engineering with a Mission
          Leading the way to a sustainable future.

   The Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering offers a program which explores the social, environmental, and economic impact of emerging energy technologies:
* MS degree in Power Systems and Sustainable Energy.
* Certificate programs in Renewable Energy
and Frugal Innovation

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.

To obtain more information, please contact Stacey Tinker at or call 408-554-4313. Mention this ad and your application fee will be waived.


Be part of THE only event where you can find solutions for your present sensing technologies while exploring sensing technologies that are driving tomorrow's solutions. From June 25 to 27, Sensors Expo & Conference will put on the industry's largest event dedicated to sensors, connectivity, and systems.

* Gas Sensing
* Smart Energy Storage
* IoT & IIoT
* Wearables / MEMS
* Energy Harvesting
* Wireless Industrial Sensors

See for more information.


To learn about all things wearable, from materials and manufacturing, to applications and markets, attend WEARABLE USA in Santa Clara from November 20-21, 2019.
* Medical devices, consumer healthcare, worker monitoring, sports analytics
* Electronic textiles, stretchable and flexible electronics, advanced manufacturing and advanced materials communities
* Flexible sensors, energy storage & harvesting, emerging display technologies, haptics and other key technology areas
* Hands on demonstrations, live manufacturing and interactive networking

Wearable USA is part of the IDTechEx Show. A series of synergistic events on Printed Electronics, wearable, sensors, IoT, Graphene & 2D materials, energy storage and electric vehicles. See for more information. Register by July 19 to receive a 40% attendee discount. Receive a 30% discount using code IEEE-30% (discount excludes exhibition-only passes).


The Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), is taking place in Seattle, Washington on October 17 through 20, 2019. The mission for the conference is sharing practical technology enabled solutions addressing the needs of underserved populations and resource constrained environments around the world and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG).

The focus areas for IEEE GHTC 2019 include:

* Agriculture & Food Security
* Good Health and Well Being
* Quality Education
* Clean Water & Sanitation
* Affordable & Clean Energy
* Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery
* Communication/Connectivity in Support of Development
* Other Related United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

See topic details at



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

Materials Chemist/Engineer with deep experience in Academic and Industrial Materials R&D with over 5 years experience. Familiar with material characterization equipment such as SEM, TGA, FTIR, PXRD, etc. Expertise in synthesis of Metal-Organic Framework. Failure analysis on QFN, QFP. Looking for opportunities in process engineering, semiconductor manufacturing, chemical engineering, failure analysis. Benny Hsieh

Hardware Design Engineer with 6 yrs experience in embedded systems, ASIC design and sensor/semiconductor microfabrication. Experienced in product design flow in multiple domains: digital logic, MEMS, microfluidics; seeking R&D/engineering position Vidhya Balaji

Process development, manufacturing, or supply chain management in the semiconductor industry (at SME or IDM) or adjacent / similar industry. Lary James

Mechanical Engineer with almost 2 years of Rapid Prototyping, Engineering Documentation (GD&T), and Device Development at a medical device / nanotechnology startup (Nano Precision Medical); seeking Entry Level Engineering Position (Mechanical, NPI, Automation, Process Development, Manufacturing). John Tatka

Available immediately, a people-oriented, Engineering Director/Silicon Architect with over 30 tapeouts of IC Design experience that have shipped over a Billion units. Complete product lifecycle, from initial conception through design, verification, fabrication & testing.; Rafael J. Betancourt;

Masters in both chemical engineering and materials engineering with specialty in polymer chemistry. Over 5 years laboratory experience in materials synthesis, characterization, formulation, and coating. Seeking Materials/Chemical/Polymer Engineer opportunities. Bo Yuan

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

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 Anderso,

Can help on modern cybersecurity, virtualized networking/information fabric slices and 5g along with smart utilization of AI/ML technologies: Director/cto level engineering architect and development exec with 25+ yrs of expertise. TK Lala,

Senior Engineer / Manager with BSME & MBA, former entrepreneur with electro mechanical expertise seeking contract work with options for outside sub-contract services in Contract Manufacturing / QA Engineer with start up or established firms. Familiar with ISO Stds etc. Also have a wide array of expertise across technical marketing as well as offshore sub-contract mechanical engineering design services. Sri Seelin,, 408-307-9086


Northeastern University in Silicon Valley
now offers MS in Computer Systems Engineering with an IoT Concentration. See ad below left.

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Santa Clara University Graduate EngineeringSCU
MS in Sustainable Energy, and certificates in Renewable Energy or Frugal Innovation. See ad below left.


Ozen Engineering ANSYS software sales, support, training, and consulting. See ad below.
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5/22, 1:00 pm, SCV CASS CS CIS SSCS SPS Artificial Intelligence for Industry (AI4I) Forum - Spring 2019, International Technological University (ITU) Main Auditorium, 2711 North 1st Street, San Jose
Deep Learning; Measuring machine learning hardware accelerators and corresponding software frameworks and cloud platforms; Energy efficiency and computer vision in battery-powered systems; Massive data with massive compute. Free.

5/23, 9 am, SFBA NANO, Nano's 15th annual Spring Symposium: Nanoscience at The Molecular Foundry, SEMI, 567 Yosemite Dr, Milpitas
The Molecular Foundry is a national user facility for nanoscale science serving hundreds of academic, industrial and government scientists around the world each year. Free to $75.

5/28, 6:30 pm, SCV MAG, Magnetocaloric Effect: From Energy Efficient Refrigeration to Fundamental Studies of Phase Transitions, Western Digital, 1710 Automation Pkwy, San Jose
Alloys and compounds - possible limitations for the optimal performance of the materials in magnetic refrigerators; Phase transitions - new method to quantitatively thermomagnetic phase transitions.

5/28, 6:30 pm, SCV CES, Designing for AI-enabled Audio IoT: A Case for Performing at the Edge, NVIDIA building E, 2800 Scott Boulevard, Santa Clara
Digital signal processor (DSP) specialized for audio machine learning use-cases can enable better performance and new features at the edge of the network.

5/30, 6:00 pm, SCV EDS, Nitrided and Fluorinated Graphene for the Applications on High Mobility Graphene Transistor, Memory and Chemical Sensors, Texas Instruments Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Building E, Santa Clara
Scalable and one-step fabrication of single atomic-layer transistors. Free, includes pizza.

6/6, 6:00 pm SFBA TEMS, How to Save a Program or Project that is Failing and Make a Good One the Best It Can Be, National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
75% of new projects fail; evaluate big programs in trouble and lead them to success. Fee: $12 IEEE members, $15 non-members (Early Birds); At the Door: $20

6/12, 6:00 pm, SCV PSES, Exposure Assessment Framework for Materials Selection in Consumer Electronic Products, Exponent, 149 Commonwealth Drive, Menlo Park
Identification of chemical(s); different pathways where consumers are potentially exposed; potential human health risk from these exposures. Free.

6/13, 6:00 pm, SCV HIST, Challenger Shuttle Disaster: Recovery of Data From Damaged Tapes, KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave (just off Central Expressway), Santa Clara
Tapes immersed in 100 feet of salt water. Speaker Dr. Ric Bradshaw led the team that recovered the data.

6/25, 7:00 pm, SCV CNSV, Transforming the Datacenter for the Green Revolution, SEMI, 567 Yosemite Dr, Milpitas
The complexities of datacenters, and green initiatives to reduce power and e-waste. Free.

6/28, 11:30 am, SCV EPS, Advanced Packaging Trends & Electronic Materials in Era of Digital Transformation, SEMI International Headquarters, 673 S Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas
Major trends, 5G, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Autonomous Driving, etc., driving the semiconductor and packaging industry; material and processing challenges. Free to $15.

7/17, 6:00 pm, SCV PSES, Security vs. Privacy in the Age of AI, Exponent, 149 Commonwealth Drive, Menlo Park
Monitor communications for security; AI automatically analyze communications and flag issues for security; deep learning and natural language understanding (NLU). Free.

10/3, 6:00 pm, SFBA TEMS, Managing the Unmanageable: If You Are Agile, What Do Managers Do?, National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
Managers have critical roles to play in enabling agile success. $12 IEEE members, $15 non-members (Early Birds); At the Door: $20

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5/29, 11:00 am, OEB LMAG, New IEEE EMF Exposure Safety Standards, Beeb's Sports Bar & Grill, Livermore
Man-made radio frequency (RF) fields; public health concerns; wireless power transmission can involve high intensity exposures; new IEEE C95.1 exposure standard. $10

San Francisco Section

IEEE San Francisco Section is excited to announce the new Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group. Join the group and take advantage of technical and professional activities empowering Women in Engineering. If you're interested, please contact the Group Founder at

5/28, 5:30 pm, SF IAS, Resilient Microgrid Architectures for Mission Critical Facilities, San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton St., San Francisco
Microgrids incorporating on-site power generation technologies and sophisticated load management to achieve resiliency of their power supply as well as sustainability and operational cost reduction. $10 students; $25 everyone else.

6/3 to 6/4, SF PES, SFBA Power Grid Workshop, The Launching Pad, 2220 Camino Ramon, San Ramon
High Renewable Penetration, Distributed Energy Resources, Autonomous Decision Making, Power with AI. $30 to $300.


The WITI Summit, held on June 9-11 in San Jose, joins executives, entrepreneurs, and technology thought leaders from around the world, which convenes to foster women's success in all technology related fields and organizations. More than 1,800 attendees are expected from four continents.

Leadership and Coaching       Innovation and Technology
* How to build a personal brand                * Autonomous Cars
    & thought leadership with Linkedin         * AI and Machine
* Strategies to get on boards                     * IoT
* Thought leadership for all                       * Digital Health
* Lead with compassion: Find your            * AR/VR
    own leadership style                               * BtoB Marketing
* Leading diverse teams                             * Voice Technology
* Building your leadership                          * Big Data Analytics
* Coaching Circles                        * Cloud computing and Enterprise software

Use code partner2019 for $200 discount off the prevailing cost of a 3-day pass. Men are also welcome!


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Each one of us looks at the same situation from a different perspective. A diverse workforce with an opportunity to voice their opinions and insights will allow for more opportunities to think outside the box to dream up new products, enhance a product's features, or identify a problem which is obvious to one person, but invisible to a homogeneous workforce. See this movie trailer which offers some highlights of contributions made by minorities, in addition to the Hidden Figures. See A Place at the Table

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Engineering chapters, societies, and affinity groups in the SF Bay Area

* Antenna and Propagation Society (APS) * Blockchain (BC) * Circuits & Systems Society (CASS)* Computer Society (CS)* Consultant's Network Affinity Group (CNSV) * Communications Society (ComSoc) * Consumer Electronics (CE) * Control Systems Society (CSS) * Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) * Electronic Packaging Society (EPS) * Engineering In Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS) * Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS)* Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) * Industry Applications Society (IAS) * Instrumentation & Measurement Society (IMS) * Life Members Affinity Group (LMAG)* Magnetics Society (MAG) * MEMS & Sensors Council (MEMS) * Microwave Theory & Techniques (MTT) * Nanotechnology Council(NANO) * Nuclear & Plasma Sciences (NUE) * Power Electronics Society (PELS) * Photonics (PHOT) * PhotoVoltaics (PV)* Power & Energy Society (PES) & Industry Applications Society (IAS) * Product Safety Engineering (PSE) * Reliability (REL) * Robotics & Automation (RAS) * Signal Processing Society (SPS) * Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) * Women In Engineering Affinity Group (WIE) * Young Professionals Affinity Group (YP)

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