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Master of science degrees in STEM fields. Current program: Blockchain. See ad

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MS in Sustainable Energy, and certificates in Renewable Energy or Frugal Innovation. See ad

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Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), San Jose
GHTC2018-logo June 02, 2018 Deadline for full paper submission (4-8 pages) July 15, 2018 Deadline for poster papers (up to 2 pages) August 30, 2018 Submission of accepted final papers (full and poster) for inclusion in conference proceedings
Benefiting humanity through technology, in areas such as clean water, energy, food security, healthcare, and connectivity

June 10-12, 2018, Women in Technology Summit, San Jose
WITI2018 skill building, business plans for tech startups, making your pitch worthy of your ideas, breaking biased habits, vertical market topics

June 26-28, 2018, Sensors Expo & Conference 2018, San Jose
Sensors18 Sensors, connectivity, and systems. Use promo code IEEESF for $100 off pass.

June 26, 2018, Autonomous Vehicle & Sensors Conference, San Jose
AVSensors18 Explore Autonomous Vehicles through panel discussions. Use promo code IEEESF for $100 off pass.

June 25-26, 2018, Medical Sensors Design Experience, San Jose
MedicalSensors Artificial Intelligence, Drug delivery, ECG & EEG, Medical grade wearables. Use promo code IEEESF for $100 off pass.

July 9-11, 2018, 5G World Forum (5GWF'18), Santa Clara
IEEE-5G 5G in automotive, health, media, IIoT, satellites, standards, regulations

August 7-9, 2018, Flash Memory Summit, Santa Clara
The latest technology updates, forecasts, and roadmaps for non-volatile memory (NVM); highlights feature NVMe, NVMe-oF, Persistent Memory, advanced memory technologies, key Open Source software topics, and the latest storage design tricks. $100 discount for IEEE members.

September 23-27, 2018, Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) 2018, Portland, Oregon
ECCE2018 Renewables, smart grid, energy harvesting, reliability, diagnostics, measurement techniques

September 24-27, 2018, Storage Developer Conference , Santa Clara
SDC2018 All forms of data storage, Big Data / Analytics / IoT / Blockchain, Erasure Coding, Green and Energy Efficient IT Technologies

October 3-6, 2018, Frontiers in Education, San Jose
FIE Engineering education innovations

October 18-21, 2018, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), San Jose
GHTC2018-logo Benefiting humanity through technology, in areas such as clean water, energy, food security, healthcare, and connectivity


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GHTC2018-logo The Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) will be held on October 18-21, at the Double Tree in San Jose. Full paper submissions due by June 2.

Authors and Presenters must demonstrate a clear understanding of the interrelationship of their work with socio-cultural, socio-economic, policy and environmental factors, and clearly state whether they are presenting preliminary, expected or final results as well as expected or actual impact. Key focus areas include, but are not limited to:

* Affordable & Clean Energy * Agriculture & Food Security * Clean Water & Sanitation * Community engagement, Capacity building, and Behavior Change * Connectivity & Communication * Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery * Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities * Technology Enhanced Quality Education Delivery * Technology Enhanced Healthcare * Technology and Applications for Poverty Alleviation * Other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals * Technology Showcase (exhibit display)

IoTSurvey An event you don't want to miss is coming on Thursday, May 17, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at WeWork, 600 California Street, San Francisco.

Ask the Expert Series: Blockchain

Blockchain is the latest must know about technology, a disruptive technology in how business transactions are done today. Based on a ledger system dealing in tokens, participants need a sense of transparency and trust of the other participants. This talk will discuss:

* How Blockchain holds future impact on a variety of industry areas (healthcare, food, regulatory compliance, analytics, law, the arts, and homeland security)
* Recent analysis on Blockchain's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
* Current field tests through IBM with WalMart and other major retailers
* International momentum in Dubai

Northeastern University * Register at Ask the Expert Series: Blockchain

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* MS degree in Power Systems and Sustainable Energy.
* Certificate programs in Renewable Energy
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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.


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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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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

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

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 Anderson

Director level engineering/architect or technical marketing responsibilities with expertise anchored on a variety of networking, cybersecurity and virtualization technologies along with smart utilization of AI/ML technologies. TK Lala,

Sr. Process Technician with over 15 years experience in Semiconductors Equipment Manufacture R&D lab: Wafer processing, characterization, data summary, purchasing, supplies, and inventory control; Seeking opportunities in R&D lab technician, or supply chain. Gana Rimple,


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Santa Clara Valley Section
Blockchain Group Be part of the soon-to-be Blockchain Group, the latest disruptive technology many are talking about. If interested, please notify Sandra Winkler at, or Ramesh Ramadas at

5/30, 6:30 pm SCV MEMS MEMS Start-ups in Silicon Valley, TI, Building E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara, donations for food
discuss many of these companies and will try to glean some insight into what may be coming next.

5/30, 3:00 pm SCV CS NFIC 2018: Accelerating Smart and Connected Communities, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Locatelli Student Activity Center, Santa Clara
innovation in edge cloud and the increased automation of associated technologies that are driving urban agglomeration to meet our lifestyle demands. IEEE members: $50; Non-members: $75; plus processing fees

6/1, 6:30 pm SVS SAC Technology and Innovation- A talk by IEEE President-Elect, TI, Bldg E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
technology, innovation and/or entrepreneurship, vision for IEEE: focus on membership and transparency at all IEEE levels and balance the operations budget of IEEE. Free

6/5, 6:00 pm SCV CS Introduction to Kubernetes, Cadence, Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
platform that is becoming a standard for running cloud native applications, architecture of Kubernetes and the new use cases containers and the Kubernetes platform have enabled. Free

6/5, 5:30 pm SCV PHOT Laser Light Sources for Next Generation Automotive and Specialty Lighting Applications, INTEL, Building SC-12,3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara
SLD Laser (former SoraaLaser) is commercializing a new generation of semipolar GaN based visible laser light sources with >10x the luminance of LEDs. Free

6/6, 8:30 am SCV TEMS Impact of Disruptive Technologies on Management: Leading Your Team to Cope and Thrive , TI, Bldg E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
full-day workshop, topics and panels to get inspired, learn about the latest trends in managing disruptive technology, and network with peer managers and technologists. IEEE members: $75, Non-members: $100

6/13, 6:00 pm SCV CNSV Annual CNSV Dinner Meeting: A New Golden Age for Computer Architecture, China Stix Restaurant, 2110 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
Presentation given by Turing Award Winner Dr. David Patterson: how the open-source ecosystem and agily-developed prototypes will improve cost, energy, security, performance. $37 advance registration.

6/14, 6:15 pm SCV REL Moore's Law Scaling Impact on Silicon Reliability - A system based holistic approach, Qualcomm, 3165 Kifer Road, Building-B Cafeteria, Santa Clara
technology scaling, user environment and usage scenarios at system level to make reliability projections more meaningful. Free

6/19, 11:30 am SCV NANO ePaper 2.0 - Dr. Bob Fleming; Chief Technical Officer, CLEARink Displays. EAG Laboratories, 810 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale
reflective display technology with video speeds and high brightness that can be manufactured in a LCD factory. $4 to $6 for refreshments

6/19,6:00 pm SCV CS Evolution of Switching Engines, Cadence, Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
fundamental transitions in the market were driven by new technologies and architectures, journey from L2, L3 to L4-L7 switching and the path forward with flexible switching. Free

6/20, 6:00 pm SCV PES/IAS Critical Facility Availability Analysis, location to be confirmed,
Juan Orosco will share with us his extensive data center design and operations experience as it pertains to evaluating, Data center availability. IEEE members: $25, Non-members: $30.00; Walk-Ins if space available: $30 members/$35 non-members.

9/6, 6:00 pm SCV TEMS Steve Jobs' Inimitable Leadership & Apple's Metamorphosis: What Can We Learn From His Four Avatars? , National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara,
"Avatar Framework" to explain Jobs' four personalities: Artist, Manager, Cowboy, and Tyrant, 47 of his critical decisions between 1997 and 2011, lessons learned and how these lessons could be applied by today’s leaders. IEEE members: $12, Non-members: $15, At the Door: $20

Oakland East Bay Section
OEB PES Fabulously Interesting Power Distribution Application focused meetings starting soon! Evening Meetings, featuring Buffet Dinner by Spin A Yarn Restaurant, to be held in Fremont, with easy BART / Uber, or cab access. Interested parties, please contact Finn Schenck, Interim Chair at, tel 1-510-676-0979.

San Francisco Section

High speed and big data - Make sure your computer memory is up to speed. Attend the
Flash Memory Summit
* 3D NAND flash and 3D XPoint
* NVMe and NVMe-oF
* "Pitch Party" Theatre
* Women, Leadership and Flash - Panel & Networking
* Chat with the Experts: 40 tables devoted to each of 40 industry topics

August 7-9, 2018, Flash Memory Summit, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. $100 discount for IEEE members.

WITI2018 The theme of the upcoming 24th Annual Women in Technology Summit is Visionaries Designing Tomorrow's Tech Markets & Cultures Today, to be held June 10-12, 2018 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose.

Covering the hottest technologies
Autonomous vehicles                    Coaching Track
AI, AR/VR                                     One hour coaching circles
Robotics                                        One-on-one mentoring sessions
Space/Mars exploration               Tech tables
SmartX                                          Skill Building
Blockchain                                    Build. Empower. Inspire.
Inviting both women and men who want to expand their horizons


Attend the 5G World Forum (5GWF'18) to be part of the exciting field of 5G technologies and applications. 5G will provide higher bandwidth and lower latency than current-generation technology; and is expected to enable fundamentally new applications. 5G should help solve the last-mile/last-kilometer problem and provide broadband access to the next billion users on earth at much lower cost because of its use of new spectrum and its improvements in spectral efficiency.

* 5G Vertical Sessions                                                  * 5G Applications
* Automotive, Intelligent Transport                              * 5G Topical Sessions
* 5G for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)           * 5G Security and Privacy
* E-Health and Mobile Health over 5G Networks         * Standards and Deployment
* Disrupting Media and Entertainment in the 5G Era   * Workshops
* Policy and Regulation in the 5G Era                           * IoT in the 5G Era Workshop
* Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds     * Tactile Internet Workshop
* 5G Satellite Networks: Applications, Challenges and Standards

Registration is now open at Discount for IEEE members! The conference will be on July 9-11, 2018 in Santa Clara.

Sensors, Expo, and Conference
Sensors18 The industry's largest event dedicated to sensors, connectivity, and systems. Early bird registration is now open!

Held June 26-28, 2018, at the San Jose Convention Center. For more information, to go Use promo code IEEESF for $100 off pass.


* Embedded Systems               * IoT, Machine Learning
* 3D Vision, Optical                * AI, 3D LiDAR Solid State
* Nano power, MEMS            * Air quality measurement
* Energy Harvesting              * Printed flexible, stretchable fabric


Senior member elevation meeting to take place on June 4th, 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. The meeting will take place between 6:00 pm and 8:00 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
Additional 2018 senior elevation nights will be September 10, and December 3.

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