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Papers and proposals are now being accepted for IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) to be held on 7-11 December, 2020 in beautiful Taipei, Taiwan! The theme of GLOBECOM 2020 is "Communications for Human and Machine Intelligence". Papers and proposals are due by April 15. Submit your paper or proposal today to be part of IEEE GLOBECOM 2020!

A unified Call for Presentations from industry for ValleyML's AI Expo events focused on Hardware, Enterprise and Robotics in Silicon Valley is now open at ValleyML2020. Submit by June 1st for AI Hardware Expo on Sept 21st * AI Enterprise Expo on Sept 22nd * AI Robotics Expo on Sept 23rd.


Starting on Wednesday, March 25, GTC Digital will host live webinars, sessions, trainings from the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute, and opportunities to connect with the experts. View NVIDIA's session catalog to start building your watch list today. New on-demand content will be released every Thursday, starting March 26.

April 29-30, 2020, IEEE Infrastructure Conference, Grand Hyatt, 345 Stockton St., San Francisco
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning; AI Accelerators; Scalability & Reliability; The Future of AI and Infrastructure.

May 4-7, 2020. Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC), Saratoga Springs, NY
Learn practical applications of advanced manufacturing strategies and methodologies.

May 3-6, 2020, The IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC), Toronto, Canada

June 22-24, 2020, WITI Summit, Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport in Burlingame
The WITI Summit is the premier global event for women in technology. Leadership, strategizing, getting ahead. Men welcome. 2,000+ attendees from 6 continents.

June 29-July 1, 2020. IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), beautiful Avignon, France
CNS 2020 is the only ComSoc conference focusing solely on cybersecurity.

June 7-11, 2020, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2020, Dublin, Ireland.
Communications Enabling Shared Understanding.

July 19-23, 2020, 57th Design Automation Conference (DAC), Moscone Center West, 747 Howard Street, San Francisco
Design and automation of electronic systems.

September 15-17, 2020, Commercial UAV Expo, Paris Las Vegas
Drones; flying demonstrations

December 7-11, 2020, IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), beautiful Taipei, Taiwan!
The theme of GLOBECOM 2020 is "Communications for Human and Machine Intelligence".


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Increase your knowledge of infrastructure and artificial intelligence at the IEEE Infrastructure Conference, on 29-30 April 2020 in San Francisco. Learn about:

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4/14, 7:00 pm, SCV CNSV, How Ultra High-Field MRI is Revolutionizing Medicine, Webinar
Major challenges in UHF MRI, and engineering and multiphysics research to overcome these. Free.

4/29, 6:30, SCV CES, Flying Cars is Not Fiction: This is our Future , Nvidia Building E, 2800 Scott Boulevard, Santa Clara
Flying Cars (eVTOLs, air taxis): more than 300 companies working on building one; software; challenges relating to aerodynamic laws and government regulations; examples, and why companies choose its design. Free to $10.

5/6, 6:00 pm, SCV SSIT, The Impact of Technology in Impoverished Areas, WEBEX
Advances in technology have lowered the cost to provide innovations that can empower people in impoverished areas; present several solutions developed by the School of Engineering at Santa Clara University. Free.

6/23, 6:30 pm, SCV CES EMBS, Medical Wearable Device - a Non-Invasive Continuous Glucose Monitor and IoT , Nvidia Building E, 2800 Scott Boulevard, Santa Clara
LifeLeaf, a truly non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring wearable smartwatch. Wearable device, the science behind it, its salient features and functionalities, IoT-App-Cloud. Free to $10.

10/8, 6:00 pm, SVTHC, Lockheed's Spy Satellite Programs, KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave (just off Central Expressway), Santa Clara
America's First Spy Satellite Program. How Agena subsystems and technologies coevolved and advanced together with system integration and test techniques. $7 to $12.

TBD, 6:30 pm, SFBA MEMS, MEMS Sensors: The Path to Mass Production , Qualcomm Building B Cafeteria, Room 132, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
Using these practices can accelerate the development, improve production yields and smooth the path to mass production. Free.

TBD, 6:00 pm, SCV TEMS, Mob Programming, National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
All the brilliant people working on the same thing, at the same time, in the same place, and on the same computer; why it can work; short session of actual mobbing. $12 to $20, includes light dinner.

TBD, 8:00 am, SFBA TEMS, Thrive as a Manager: The Unwritten Rules of Technical Management, International Technological University, 2711 N 1st St., San Jose
Industry lessons "from the trenches" and practical actionable advice; help you cope with disruptions. $75 to $150.

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TBD, 11:30 am, OEB LMAG, The Early Development of Nuclear Forensics: A Personal View, Beebs Sport Bar and Grill, 915 Clubhouse Drive, Livermore
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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


Registration is Open: Join IEEE ICC 2020! IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2020) this year will be held on June 7-11 in beautiful Dublin, Ireland, at the Convention Centre Dublin, in the heart of the "Silicon Docks" district which is home to many leading technology companies. Every year over 2,500 researchers, engineers and tech professionals gather to present/exchange knowledge and network. Topics of presentations include the following:

* 5G
* Artificial Intelligence (AI)
* Machine Learning (ML)
* Internet of Things (IoT)
* Cloud and Fog Computing
* Wireless Communications
* Access Networks, Systems and Power Line Communications
* Space Communications
* Smart Grid
* Big Data
* Security and Networking

For more information, see IEEE ICC 2020. Register today at for the opportunity to learn the latest technologies!


Call for Judges on Micro-mouse Competition and Senior Design Projects and Posters. The Region 6 Spring Central Area meeting will take place on April 4, 2020 at Cal State East Bay (Hayward). Please contact Sarah Mings at To RSVP: See 2020 Spring micromouse.pdf for information.

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IEEE Computer will be publishing a special issue on the Next Wave of Machine Learning Applications in October 2020, featuring path-breaking applications of machine learning that are leading us to the next generation of computing and living standards. Guest Editor Dr. Vishnu S. Pendyala, the Vice Chair of the IEEE CS Silicon Valley chapter, is inviting people to submit contributions to Questions should be submitted to Vishnu Pendyala at

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