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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.

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.


Papers and proposals are now being accepted for the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) to be held on 7-11 June, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland! The theme of ICC 2020 is "Communications Enabling Shared Understanding." Papers are due by October 14 and proposals are due by October 21. Submit your paper or proposal today to be part of ICC 2020!

Abstracts requested regarding your practical applications of advanced manufacturing strategies and methodologies for the Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC). Abrastracts are due October 22, and the conference is to be held on May 4-7, 2020 in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Share Your Expertise at FLEX / MSTC 2020 on Feb. 24-27, 2020 at the DoubleTree in San Jose.
Attention Engineers in Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE), MEMS, and Sensors: * Become a Speaker * Demonstrate Innovative Products * Present a Student Poster. Abstracts Due: October 31, 2019


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 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 9 through 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.


Join Us for Speaker Series
From launching a Silicon Valley startup to Impact of Disinformation
, our Speaker Series is packed with inspiring individuals for those that are looking to expand their knowledge on today's hot topics in various industries. Hear it from experts who bring years of experience in their respective fields.

* October 10 - Launching Your Silicon Valley Startup: An Insider's Guide With Hillary Mickell
* October 17 - Impact of Disinformation: Analyzing Ad Effectiveness With Dr. Amanda Welsh
* October 23 - Future of Mobility: IoT and Connected Devices With Mamoun Abu-Samaha
Check out our upcoming Speaker Series here.

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

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.

Radio Systems: RF Transceiver Design from Antenna to Bits & Back, November 4 to 8, 2019, San Jose
Applied RF Engineering I - Circuits and Transmission Lines, Jan. 27, 2020 to July 1, 2020, Online
RF Technology Certification, Jan. 31, 2020 to Aug. 1, 2020, Online
mmWave RFIC and MMIC Design Techniques, February 24 to 26, 2020, San Diego
Phased Array Radar, February 24 to 26, 2020, San Diego
5G, mm-Wave Antennas: Phased Arrays, Integration and Test, February 27 to 28, 2020, San Diego

For the complete schedule please visit:

                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.


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

Engineering students from around the world will present their innovative projects to solve world's humanitarian problems by using advanced technologies to address critical issues for the benefit of the resource-constrained and vulnerable populations in the world in the Student Poster Competition. For more information on this, see GHTC Student Poster News Release.


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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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Ozen Engineering ANSYS software sales, support, training, and consulting. See ad below.

Besser Associates
The Worldwide Leader in RF and Wireless Training. See Additional Education column for ad, below left.

Northeastern University in Silicon Valley
Attend the speaker series: experts from the field. See ad below left.

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

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Santa Clara Valley Section

10/19, 8:00 am, SCV MTT, Short Course: Microwave Technologies for 5G, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, 2600 Great America Way, Santa Clara
Wireless applications; design techniques, packaging technologies, power amplifiers, and measurement systems needed to meet the future challenges. $40 to $750

10/21, 5:30 pm, SCV PHOT EMBS, Digital Resolution Proteomic and Genomic Liquid Biopsy using Plasmonic-Photonic Hybrid Resonators, INTEL Building SC-12, 3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara
Underlying electromagnetic and biochemisty principles of the (Activate Capture + Digital Counting) AC+DC approach, and show representative applications in cancer genomic diagnostics and viral load monitoring. Free.

10/22, 6:00 pm, SCV CS, Industry 4.0 - What is it and why is it important in today's world?, Cadence, Building 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
AI, big data, Mobile devices, Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, automation, digitization. Free.

10/23, 6:00 pm, SCV PSES, Understanding Electrical Design Requirements for SEMI S2 Evaluations, Intertek, 1365 Adams Court, Menlo Park
Common set of requirements that would satisfy the requirements for all manufacturers; Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Branch Circuit & Supplementary Protection, Wiring & Connections, EMO Interface, etc. Free.

10/23, 6:00 pm, SCV PES/IAS, Thermal issues in Hyper Scale Data Centers, Google Mountain View
The choice of a cooling solution will impact the building design, electrical system and the data center floor layout. $15 IEEE members.

12/19, 11:30 am, SFBA EPS, 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.

11/1, 6:00 pm. SCV CASS, VCO Design Challenges and Solutions for mm-Wave Applications, QualComm Santa Clara, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
Spur analytical thinking on a variety of mm-Wave VCO design challenges, while also offering a new perspective in addressing these challenges. Free.

11/7, 6:00 pm, SFBA TEMS, AI-Powered HR: Legal/Ethical Implications in a World of Algorithmic Bias, National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
Promises greater objectivity, yet introduces potential hidden biases; risks; AI in hiring, recruiting, and talent-related HR processes, the legal and ethical issues (including concerns of privacy and transparency). $5 to $15.

11/12, 6:30 pm, SCV MAG, Tuning Magnetic Anisotropy in Nanostructures for Biomedical and Electromagnetic Applications , Western Digital, 951 Sandisk Drive, main auditorium in Building 1, Milpitas
Basic aspects of anisotropy and resonant radio-frequency (RF) transverse susceptibility and it's impact on the performance.

11/12, 7:00 pm, SCV CNSV, Consulting in California: Understanding AB 5, and Keeping Your Independence, SEMI World Hdqtrs, 673 South Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas
A panel will discuss the impact of AB 5 on technical consultants, and how best to remain independent. Free.

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, 6:15 pm SCV REL, Protective Coatings in Emerging Technologies: Understanding Relationships between Molecular Structure, Processing and Reliability, Qualcomm, Inc., 3165 Kifer Road, Building-B Cafeteria, Santa Clara
Protective hybrid films for a wide range of emerging technologies with unprecedented properties; characterization and modeling of thermomechanical reliability; open-air spray-plasma capabilities for versatile, low cost and solvent-free coating deposition. Free.

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.

12/12, 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, 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.
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


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).


Ozen Engineering, Inc., an Elite ANSYS Channel Partner, offers customers:
* ANSYS software products
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High and Low Frequency Electromagnetics Simulations and Testing in anechoic chambers, 5G solutions, Thermal, Thermal-Stress, FEA, CFD, Solder Joint Reliability, Electromigration, Electronics Cooling, Design Optimization, Cloud Computing, and more. For more information call 408-732-4665 or visit


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


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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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