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The Computer Engineering Department at San Jose State University invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor positions, to start in Fall 2020. Ph.D. in Computer/Software Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related engineering field required. For more information, see Apply before January 6, 2020 at

The Computer Engineering Department at San Jose State University is also 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.

Astranis is going to get the next four billion people online by building next-generation telecommunications satellites, and they need your help. They're hiring a Senior Power Electronics Engineer and a Senior Avionics Engineer to join their 60-person, San Francisco-based team of world-class engineers from SpaceX, Qualcomm, Google, Apple, Boeing, NASA, and more. Prior space experience is not necessary, but you have to be comfortable getting your hands dirty with real hardware.


Papers and proposals are now being accepted for the IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency to be held on 3-6 May 2020 in Toronto, Canada! Papers are due by December 2, 2019. Submit your paper or proposal today to present your expertise at ICBC 2020!


November 13-14, 2019, Location Powers: Data Science Summit, Google Crittenden Campus, Mountain View
Core methods of data science can provide valuable insights when used with geospatial information and analysis techniques; combining machine learning, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, remote sensing and GIS.

November 20-21, 2019, Wearable USA, Santa Clara Convention Center
All things wearable, from materials and manufacturing, to applications and markets. See ad below.

December 3-4, 2019, [] State of AI and ML, SEMI, 673 S Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas
In this 2-day event 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 $250 till Nov 8th * Regular $300 till Nov 22nd * Late $400. Sponsor the event.
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December 9, 2019, The EmTech AG Forum, Mack Powell Events Center, Sacramento
Climate Change, Food Sustainability, IoTs for Agriculture, Public Food Blockchains, AI and food safety inspection, open source for seafood sustainability without borders.

December 9-13, 2019, IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Hawaii
Expert presentations on technologies including 5G, AI, ML, IoT, Cellular, Smart Cities, Cloud/Edge computing, Wireless Communications, Security and Networking; all in gorgeous Hawaii.

Feb. 24-27, 2020, FLEX / MSTC 2020, the DoubleTree in San Jose
Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE), MEMS, and Sensors

March /April 2020, IEEE Infrastructure Conference, Terra Gallery, San Francisco
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning; AI Accelerators; Scalability & Reliability; The Future of AI and Infrastructure

March 25-26, 2020, 21st International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED2020), Santa Clara Convention Center
Security, IoT, ML/AI & Electronic Design, and Quantum Computing

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


The IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), hosted by IEEE ComSoc, is THE place to go for all things involved with global communications. With a theme of Revolutionizing Communications, the event showcases the latest in

* Cloud/Edge computing
* 5G Ecosystems and verticals
* Cellular / Wireless
* Artificial Intelligence (AI)
* Machine Learning (ML)
* Internet of Things (IoT)
* Roadmaps
* Smart Cities
* Automotive Edge computing solutions
* Security and Networking

GLOBECOM 2019 will be held on December 9-13 in gorgeous Waikoloa, Hawaii. The technical program and keynote speakers have been announced; please see IEEE GLOBECOM 2019.


You are cordially invited to attend the RF and wireless training courses listed below by Besser Associates, the worldwide leader in RF and wireless training.

Applied RF Engineering I - Circuits and Transmission Lines, Jan. 27, 2020 to July 1, 2020, Online
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5G, mm-Wave Antennas: Phased Arrays, Integration and Test, February 27 to 28, 2020, San Diego
Radio Systems: RF Transceiver Design from Antenna to Bits & Bac, February 24 to 28, 2020, San Diego

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Certificate Programs designed to provide intensive background in a narrow area at the graduate level.
The Graduate School of Engineering is now accepting applications for Spring and Fall 2020 quarters in all programs. To obtain more information, please contact Stacey Tinker at or call 408-554-4313.

Northeastern University in the San Francisco Bay Area now offers the MS in Cyber-Physical Systems with a concentration in Internet of Things. The program prepares graduates for a world of connected devices. Learn more.

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Nanomaterials scientist/chemist with more than 8 years of experience on the development and characterization of functional nanomaterials/nanocomposites (0D, 1D, 2D, and 3D) using innovative strategies; seeking R&D position in the development/applications of new materials/nanomaterials in the Bay Area, Taha Rostamzadeh

Joseph Fong, seeking product marketing, project management, or systems engineering opportunities. Experience in Pre Sales Engineering, Systems Consulting, Architect, Cloud, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, Compute, Networking, Storage, Virtualization, VMware, Containers, Kubernetes, Orchestration, Serverless, MicroServices, Big Data, Business Intelligence, ETL, Linux, Windows, Redhat, Mobile, Security, SD WAN, NFV, Cisco, Telecommunications, 4G, 5G, client endpoint computing, People management, team building, specializing in AI and ML technologies

Seeking internship in the area of nanoparticles for breast cancer cell research. Currently doing research in this area with Professor Folarin Erogbogbo at SJSU. Pavitra Jain

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

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,

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


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Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering
Now accepting applications for Spring and Fall 2020 quarters in all programs. See ad below left for the wide variety of degrees and programs to choose from.

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11/13, 6:30 pm, SCV CS, Simulation Platform Architecture for ML, DL & AI Fraud Models, PayPal, 2161 N. First Street, San Jose.
Architecture of the Simulation Platform that leverages a Big Data approach to simulate analytic models that are instrumental in the detection and deflection of potential fraudulent activity for real-time payment transactions. Free.

11/14, 5:00 pm, SVEC, SCV CS SSCS CIS, WSE East Bay, and ASCE, ASME, Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) Open House, SEMI World Hdqtrs, 567 Yosemite Dr, Milpitas
Keynote Topic: Modern Robot Psychology. Warm delicious food (no pizza or sandwiches) & drinks will be provided. Free.

11/14, 6:15 pm , SCV REL, Protective Coatings in Emerging Technologies: Understanding Relationships between Molecular Structure, Processing, and Reliability, Qualcomm Inc., Building-B Cafeteria, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
Unexpected thermomechanical properties that derive from the network connectivity; mechanical properties of polymer hybrid coatings in the extreme limits of molecular confinement. Free.

11/14, 6:30 pm, SCV SPS, CS, ITS, ComSoc, CASS, Machine Learning (Signal Processing!) for Networked Systems, AMD, 2485 Augustine Drive, Santa Clara
Hear from John Apostolopoulos (IEEE Fellow) on applying Machine Learning to improve networked applications.

11/21, 11:30 am, SFBA EPS, IoT and PoE: An Overview, Applications and Future Directions, SEMI World Hdqtrs, 673 South Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas
Sensors, hardware, data centers, App connections, new services, increased power, heat density. $5 to $10, includes sandwiches.

12/3, 6:30 pm, SCV MAG, Broadband Ferromagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: The "Swiss Army Knife" for Understanding Spin-Orbit Phenomena, Western Digital, 951 Sandisk Drive, main auditorium in Building 1, Milpitas
Applying broadband FMR to improve our ability to control damping in metals and half-metals, quantify spin-orbit torques and spin-diffusion lengths in multilayers, and determine interrelationships.

12/4, 6:00 pm, SCV VTS, Quantum Computing to Accelerate Safety and Efficiency of Autonomous Driving, Maker Nexus, 234 East Caribbean Drive, Sunnyvale
The wonderful world of "qubits" and the property of "entanglement" will be used to describe how QC improves both the safety and efficiency of autonomous driving. Free.

12/5, 6:00 pm, SFBA TEMS, Chaos, Order, and Everything in Between - Leading Projects Silicon Valley-Style, National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
What does it take to be successful? Pay special attention to the human aspects of project management. Fee: $12 IEEE members, $15 non-members (Early Birds); At the Door: $20

12/6, 1:00 pm, SFBA EDS, Mini-Colloquium Presented in Partnership with the SJSU Electrical Engineering Department, San Jose State University Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering, Room E285/287, 1 Washington Square, San Jose
Current progress and future perspectives in polymer solar cells; Physics and modeling of organic thin film transistors; Silicon technologies for 5G. Free.

12/10, 11:30 am, SFBA NANO, Championing Science - Communicating Your Ideas to Decision Makers, EAG Laboratories, 810 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale
How to effectively convey your ideas to decision makers and cross-disciplinary team members. Cost: $4-6

12/10, 7:00 pm, SCV CNSV, Autonomous Vehicles: Robust Perception with Multiple LiDARs, SEMI World Hdqtrs, 567 Yosemite Dr, Milpitas
A multi-LiDAR architecture: more elegant approach visually, and for driving competency. Free.

12/12, 6:00 pm, SCV CASS MTT SSCS ComSoc SPS, Towards monolithic quantum computing processors in production FDSOI CMOS technology, QualComm Santa Clara, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
High-temperature (2-4 K) Si and SiGe electron/hole-spin qubits and qubit integrated circuits (ICs) in commercial 22nm FDSOI CMOS technology. Free.

12/19, 11:30 am, SFBA EPS PHOT, Trends and Opportunities in Silicon Photonics Packaging for Networking Applications, SEMI World Hdqtrs, 673 South Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas
SiPh packaging, large-scale data centers, interconnects, long-haul networking, Roadmap, integration. $5 to $10, includes sandwiches.

Oakland East Bay Section

11/21, 5:30 pm, OEB IAS, Event Analysis using SEL-5601-2 synchroWAVe Event, Zio Fraedo's, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
Demonstrate the use of relay event analysis software; analyze real-world events and to quickly identify the source of power system problems. $15 to $30.

12/2, 11:30 am, OEB LMAG ComSoc SPS, Decentralized Autonomous Networks for Cooperative Estimation, Beeb's Sports Bar and Grill, Livermore
Collaborative autonomous networks have recently been used in national security, critical infrastructure, and commercial applications such as the Internet of Things. However, such networks face challenges related to latency, bandwidth, scalability, and adversarial attacks, and new decentralized approaches are needed. $10 includes lunch.

San Francisco Section

11/12, 5:30, SF IAS, Surge Protection: Technology and Application Update, San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton St, San Francisco
Surge protection devices (SPDs) be included as a standard electrical system component to ensure reliability of electrical distribution equipment and operation; how to surge protect an electrical system and how to size the SPDs $10 to $25.

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


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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. Receive a 30% discount using code IEEE-30% after July 19, through November 19th.(discount excludes exhibition-only passes).


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

Senior member elevation meeting to take place on November 20th, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, at Silicon Valley Polytechnic Institute, 1762 Technology Drive #228, San Jose. 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. Refreshments will be provided at this free event.
Enjoy the perks of being a Senior in Santa Clara County! For more information, please see ieee-senior-member. Register with Kris Verma, who can be reached at


Be a Judge for Ohlone College's 5th Annual Engineering Innovation Showcase on Friday, November 22, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Lunch will be provided for the Judges.
Location: Ohlone College, Newark Campus First Floor Lobby, 39399 Cherry St, Newark, CA 94560.
Students have designed prototypes that offer solutions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Judges are needed to evaluate the posters and prototype presentations for this semester's team projects. Please kindly RSVP by Friday, November 15 via this link: For questions, contact Rose-Margaret Itua at or Marina Gonzalez, at

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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.

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

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