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          Stay relevant in the job market - maintain your network and keep up to date in your technology field. Attend the excellent conferences, courses, and IEEE chapter events listed below. Between 65% and 85% of jobs are found through networking, not job postings!

Please see individual ads in the E-Grid for more information on Upcoming Conferences, Call for Papers, Events, Professional Development Courses, Engineering Services, and Volunteer Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT OFFER

GMW offers the following position in San Carlos: Applications Engineer, Magnetic Sensor and Transducers, to collaborate with existing and potential Customers to develop solutions to their measurement and control requirements utilizing the range of magnetic based Sensors, Transducers and Instruments offered by GMW.


CONSULTING AND QUICK TURN ENGINEERING SERVICES

Consultant's Network of Silicon Valley
https://californiaconsultants.org/
Engineering consulting services. See ad for CNSV

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

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

Northeastern University, Silicon Valley
Master of science degrees in STEM fields. See ad

UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley
Advanced software courses for professional engineers. See ad

Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering
Certificate in Renewable Energy or Frugal Innovation. See ad

Besser Associates
The Worldwide Leader in RF and Wireless Training. See ad

PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
Computing and Semiconductor Conferences
October 19-20, Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems and Steep Transistors Workshop, Berkeley
Breakthrough improvements in energy efficiency for information processing - from devices to systems. See their Ad.

October 19-22, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), San Jose
Innovation, deployment and adaptation of Technology for Humanitarian Goals and Sustainable Development. See ad for GHTC

October 24-26, Arm TechCon, Santa Clara
ARM processors, embedded software systems, IoT, automotive, security, and more, all under one roof. See their Ad.

October 29 - November 1, Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Monterey
Signals, systems, biomedical, imaging, and architechure. See ad

November 2, Rock Stars of Blockchain, Computer History Museum, Mountain View
revolutionary approach to distributed computing, unlimited potential to help organizations improve privacy and security, reduce costs and unleash new opportunities for innovation.

November 16-17, AI Symposium, Intel, Santa Clara
Current and latest research in Artificial Intelligence, focusing on both hardward and software. See their Ad.

March 13-14, 2018, ISQED 2018, Santa Clara
Security, IoT, Machine Learning, and Electronic Design conference. Papers due September 10, 2017.



Besser3 The Worldwide Leader in RF and Wireless Training Public Courses * Corporate Training * E-Learning

5G Wireless Networks, Oct 16 to 18, 2017, San Jose
RF Power Amplifier Design Techniques, Oct 18 to 20, 2017, San Jose
RF Technology Certification, Dec. 18, 2017 to June 20, 2018, Online, Web Classroom
mm-Wave RFIC and MMIC Design Techniques, February 28 to March 2, 2018, San Diego
5G, mm-Wave Antenna Integration & Test, February 26 to 27, 2018, San Diego
EMI/EMC and Signal Integrity Boot Camp, February 26 to March 2, 2018,  San Diego

For the complete schedule please visit: www.BesserAssociates.com


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Northeastern University now offers Blockchain Technology Specialization at the Silicon Valley campus, through the Masters of Science in Information Systems program. Click here to learn more!

Attend the open house on November 14, which will be focused on launching new programs on campus and that includes the MSIS with Blockchain Technology Specialization. Please see Open House for more information.

Blockchain is a rapidly growing and revolutionary field of distributed ledger technology. With this program, you position yourself as an expert for companies of all types looking to develop, implement, or manage blockchain technology to enhance their business practices through cryptocurrency, decentralized cloud storage, digital security, smart contracts, and more.

Northeastern University * 6024 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose * Register at northeastern.edu/siliconvalley/academic_program/master-of-science-in-information-systems/


UCSCSV Enhance your skill set with these UPCOMING CLASSES for Working Engineers

Browse the full course listing at www.ucsc-extension.edu/engineering

Java Programming for Beginners CMPR.X412, Starts November 14th
Java Programming, Comprehensive CMPR.X413, Starts November 14th
Python for Programmers CMPR.X416, Starts November 14th
XML Essentials CMPR.X417, Starts November 14th
Relational Database Design and SOL Programming DBDA.X415, Starts November 14th
TCP/IP Essentials ONLINE ONLY ITEC.X407. (810), Starts November 14th
Linux Kernel Architecture and Programming LINX.X404. (810), Starts November 14th
LAMP: Linux Based Web Application Development- Apache, MySQL, PHP LINX.X401, Starts November 14th
Low-Power Design of Nano-Scale Digital Circuits VLSI.X407, Starts November 14th
C++ Programming, Comprehensive CMPR.X404. (1), Starts November 15th
Cloud Computing, Introduction IPDV, X400, Starts December 2nd
Exciting New Series of Courses Beginning in December!
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Deep Learning Landscape, Introduction DBDA.X416. (1), Starts December 9th and January 13th, 2018
And keep increasing your knowledge and marketable skills in January-
Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence DBDA.X418, Starts January 17th
Python for Machine Learning: A One-Day Workshop DBDA.X417, Starts January 20th

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension - Software Engineering Classes
We are located at 3175 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, near the Great America Parkway / Bowers exit off Hwy 101.


SCU Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering
            Engineering with a Mission

Open University is for those engineers who wish to update their skills or learn new technologies without pursuing a specific degree may enroll in the School of Engineering or you may consider applying to our most recent Certificate in Renewable Energy or Frugal Innovation. The intent is to help equip professionals in Silicon Valley with the knowledge that will help them advance in their present career. To obtain more information please contact Stacey Tinker at stinker@scu.edu or call 408-554-4313.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


East Bay Academy for Young Scientists seeking mentors for high school student groups in the East Bay during Feb-May as subject matter experts. Students will be working in groups of 4-6 with a field research component in order to address an issue related to energy and environment in their community. Get more details and indicate your interest.

Partner with science teachers of K-8 students - www.topsofscv.org

School Science Presenters Wanted for AVS Science in Action - ncccavs_education@avs.org or brynsvold@ieee.org!

Have you ever thought about teaching? Learn more and Apply for the EnCorps Fellowship for STEM Professionals - http://encorps.org

Project Open NanoCarbon - Working session on photodissociation from UV, build and deploy open source hardware that will efficiently separate carbon from CO2 at Gt scale.

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

A group of interested parties led by Marti Grimminck and the People Centered Internet are looking for technical support in providing connectivity to people displaced by the fire emergency. If you can provide support on a volunteer basis, please contact Marti at: mg@internationalconnector.com and Peter Whitehead (IEEE Senior Member, Northern Virginia) npw2w@virginia.edu


SERVICES OFFERED/ EMPLOYMENT WANTED

Materials engineering position, doing research, process and failure analysis, characterization, seeking position in any location, M.S. in Materials Engineering, Jessica Winkler, jwink0685@gmail.com

Part time contract for marketing collateral, documentation, research, MBA, Sandra Winkler

PhD in Engineering and Applied Science with extensive experience in thin film technology (deposition, lithography, etch), UHV instrumentation and troubleshooting, failure analysis and characterization seeking an opportunity as Process/Product/Application/Failure Analysis Engineer in semiconductor industry, Rahmatollah Eskandari

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

Sustainability enthusiast, recent bachelor's in Materials Engineering, 2 yrs polymer R&D, 2 yrs micro/nanoscale research; seeking research / process / manufacturing position, preferably in energy, semiconductors, consumer goods or at all associated with sustainability, Catherine Tran

Biochemist with 2 years of postdoctoral experience with extensive background in Targeted Drug Delivery applied to Cancer Therapeutics and Vaccine formulations for Vector-Borne Infectious Disease treatment, looking for jobs at biotech and pharmaceutical companies, Zahra Heidari

Materials Scientist/Engineer with over 20 years of experience in fuel cells, photovoltaics, packaging and pcbs, Nazarali Merchant

Recent PhD in Applied Physics, experienced in Thin Film Deposition, Characterization, and Device Applications seeking position in process/materials/applications engineering in the semiconductor industry, Bishnu Tiwari

Physicist with 10+ years of experience combining research on property analysis and computational material science expertise; seeking a Simulation | Modeling | Materials Engineer position, Joelson Cott, PhD

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

Director of Data Science with 25 years experience deploying data mining seeking opportunities. 5+ years experience in consulting, speaking, financial services, fraud detection, web behavior, CRM, Apache big data stack solutions, R, SAS, and SQL. Greg Makowski



CHAPTER EVENTS For more detail, see the quick reference calendar

10/24 - SF-IAS | Devising Your Emergency Power Strategy - Reliable and scalable emergency power is of crucial importance in any healthcare facility, opportunities and challenges associated with providing E-Power systems ... (Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, SF, 5:30 pm)

10/25 - SCV-IT | Information Theoretic Limits of Molecular Communication and System Design Using Machine Learning - used for in-body communication, secrecy, networking microscale and nanoscale devices, infrastructure monitoring in smart cities and industrial complexes, as well as for underwater communications, limitations ... (Packard Bldg, Rm 202, Stanford, 6:00 pm)

10/25 - SFBAC-PELS | FULL-DAY WORKSHOP EMC/ESD Workshop: Design Troubleshooting in the Time and Frequency Domains - practical, simple analysis and debugging techniques for system boards and power supplies accomplished with inexpensive, readily-available lab hardware... (TI, Santa Clara, 9:00 am)

10/26 - SFBA-EPS (formerly CPMT) | Mold Compound Interactions in Cu-Al Wirebonded ICs Operating in Harsh Environments -high reliability, intermetallic growth, bond interface, formulations, temperature, bias, predictive model ... (TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am)

11/1 - SCV-CIS | Learning with Limited Supervision - new approaches for learning useful models in contexts where labeled training data is scarce or not available at all, novel architectures and methods to overcome these limitations... (TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm)

11/1 - SCV-PV | Advances in Utility Scale PV Plants (PARC Research, Palo Alto, 6:30 pm)

11/2 - SFBA-TEMS | ROI, China: Opportunity and Risk Mitigation in the Era of Xi Jinping - risk mitigation, China, business opportunity... (National Instruments, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm)

11/7 - SCV-EPS-REL-EDS | 9th Annual IEEE Soft Error Rate (SER) Workshop  - two Tutorials, plus Practical Aspects (Xilinx), Susceptibility (IBM), Proton Beams (Intel), Solder Bump Materials (Mitsubishi), Underground Research (Stanford) ... (Xilinx, San Jose, also WebEx, 8:30 am)

11/7 - SCV-PHOT | Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes; Ripples in Space-Time - first detection of Gravity Waves by the collision of two black holes 1.3 billion light-years from the Earth, and the technology used to measure them; the twin detectors of the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) ... (Intel, Santa Clara, 5:30 pm)

11/9 - SFBAC-PELS-SCV-PV | Renewables Meet the New Wave of Energy Storage - A Panel Discussion - focus on the engineering, business and policy concerns related to the growth of energy storage with the smart grid ... (TI, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm)

11/10 - Milestones | Yesterday's Computer of Tomorrow - How did personal computing start? This will be a unique opportunity to learn about yesterday's computer of tomorrow that profoundly shaped our world. A panel of experts from Xerox PARC will present ... (Computer History Museum, Mountain View, 6:00 pm)

11/14 -SCV-CNSV | Your Threat Score: Social Media, Privacy, and the Law - Software is being regularly used to mine social media sites to determine an individual's potential for violence, very few laws to address social media data mining, Some communities are recognizing the need to try and tame the lawless frontier of social media ... (SEMI, Milpitas, 6:00 pm: AV-SIG meeting; 7 pm: begin regular program)

11/14 -SFBA-NANO | Entrepreneurial Pathways - Not Just Nanotech - Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Building Successful Companies, Protecting Your Nanotech, Federal SBIRs as Vehicles for Small Businesses...Job Seeker Assistance at this event. (TI, Santa Clara, 12:45 pm)

11/15 - SCV-EMBS | Early Results from Proof of Concept Clinical Trials with G-Tech Medical's "EKG for the Gut" - wide range of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and dysfunctions, electrical signals emanating from the muscles of the stomach, small intestine and colon driving motility, recovering from abdominal surgery and Parkinson's disease... (Stanford Medical Building, RM 114, 7:30 pm)

11/15 -SCV-PES/IAS | Sub-Metering - Advantages of sub metering for building owners and landlords. Using sub-metering for Title 24 compliance, LEED and Energy Star ratings... (Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm)

11/15 - OEB-LMAG | Tales From the Vault - popular feature in the Life Member Newsletter so the November meeting gives an opportunity for our members to share something that occurred during their career... (Beeb's Sports Bar and Grill, Livermore 11:00 am)

11/20 -SFBA-NANO | Semiconductor Nanowires for Optoelectronic and Energy Applications - an overview of compound semiconductor nanowire research activities at The Australian National University ... (TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am)

12/4 - SCV-CIS-EMBS | Deep Learning in Biomedicine and Genomics: An Introduction and Applications to Next-generation Sequencing and Disease Diagnostics -deep learning applications to biomedical problems, Google Brain, Detection of cancer cells in pathology images, Detection of diabetic retinopathy from fundus images of the eye... (TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm)

12/7 - SFBA-EPS (formerly CPMT) | How to Peel Ultra-Thin Dies from Wafer Tape - bending stress, die strength, peel force, die structures, wafer processing steps, TSVs, pickup methods, experimental verification ... (TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am)


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ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS

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Now in San Jose.

Now in its 7th year, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) is the flagship IEEE Conference focusing on innovation, deployment and adaptation of Technology for Humanitarian Goals and Sustainable Development.

Registration for the IEEE GHTC 2017 Conference is now open. You are invited to join us at the Double Tree by Hilton in San Jose from October 19-22, 2017. View registration rates and all options on the symposium website: 2017.ieeeghtc.org/. GHTC is also offering two exciting tutorials on October 19th that you won't want to miss! Find out more information here: 2017.ieeeghtc.org/tutorials.


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Don't Miss the World's Largest Arm event - Arm TechCon. This is your chance for Arm ecosystem immersion event you can't find anywhere else. 100+ speakers strong and 60 hours deep, the eight-track program covers a diverse range of real-world challenges facing software developers, hardware engineers, and executive managers. Track sessions are tailored to both novice and expert experience levels.

armTechCon * Internet of Things
* Silicon Design
* Networking & Servers
* Embedded Software Development
* Automotive, Industrial, & Functional Safety
* Computer Vision, Machine Learning, & Graphics
* High-Efficiency Systems
* Trust & Security

October 24-26 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara. Use promo code EGRID for a complimentary expo pass or 20% off an All-Access pass. For more information, go to armtechcon.com


AIS Join industry titans and academic experts in discussing the current and future direction of the exciting field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) research and recent developments in both Hardware and Software. Come to hear what's behind Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, as well as Neuromorphic Intel Processors, Qualcomm Cell Phone Snapdragon, and AMD GPUs.

Day 1: Hardware Track - Thursday, November 16, 2017, 1:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Day 2: Software Track - Friday, November 17, 2017, 1:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

November 16-17 at the SC12 Auditorium, Intel, 3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara. Register here and to receive a significant discount, use promo code EGRID for non-IEEE members and EGRIDIEEE for IEEE members. For more information, go to ai.ieeesiliconvalley.org/2017/.


The Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers is a yearly Conference held on the beautiful Asilomar Grounds in Pacific Grove. It provides a forum for presenting recent and novel work in various areas of theoretical and applied signal processing. General areas of interest to the forum include:

Asilomar * Architecture and Implementation
* Array Signal Processing
* Biomedical Signal & Image Processing
* Communication Systems
* MIMO Communications & Signal Processing
* Networks
* Signal Processing & Adaptive Systems
* Speech, Image & Video Processing

The Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers will be held on October 29th - November 1st. The IEEE Signal Processing Society is a technical co-sponsor. For more information, see asilomarssc.org


CALL FOR PAPERS

ISPCE2018 The IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society seeks original and unpublished formal papers, presentations (without formal papers), workshops, and tutorials on all aspects of product safety and compliance engineering including, but not limited to the topics listed below. Paper submission is due January 1, 2018. For more information, see Call for Papers.

* Global Market Access and Regulations Compliance Management
* Hazard Based Safety Engineering Safety Science
* Environmental & Energy Regulations       * Functional Safety
* Batteries and Energy Storage Systems    * Compliance 101
* Emerging Technologies & Innovation       * Medical Devices
* Global Hazardous Locations                      * EMC & Wireless Compliance
* Test Methods & Ensuring Quality of Test Results
* Forensics, Failure & Risk Analysis, Assessment & Management
* Legal, Regulations, Directives & Consumer Protection


IEEE SENIOR MEMBER ELEVATION in SANTA CLARA COUNTY

Senior member elevation meeting to take place on December 11th, at TI, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara, in conference room E in the back of the campus. 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. The meeting will take place between 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm. 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 krisverma@sbcglobal.net.


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

2017 ASHRAE Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships are available for the undergraduate engineering and pre-engineering students who are enrolled full time in post-secondary education institution and pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in a course of study.

The ASHRAE is awarding scholarships of the different amount like $25000, $35000 and $3000 to the winners. The application deadline is December 1st, 2017. Applicants can get more information through the given link: ASHRAE Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships


ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE EGRID


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QUICK TURN ENGINEERING SERVICES

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".

InteliTekInc Partners in:             Materials include:
* CAD design             * Aluminum
* Aeronautics             * Stainless Steel
* Automotive              *Titanium
* Infrared                   * Copper
* Medical                   * Brass
* Prototyping             * Multiple types of Plastics
Please see InteliTek, and contact Sandra Winkler at s.l.winkler@ieee.org, tel 650-299-9365.


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