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Upcoming Conferences, Call for Papers, Professional Development Courses, Engineering Services, and Volunteer Opportunities


April 2-6, International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS), Monterey
Complete microelectronics reliability. See ad for IRPS

April 17-19, Actualization of the Internet of Things, Monterey
ALL the technologies needed to build the IOT. See ad for Actualization of the Internet of Things

May 8-10, IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE), San Jose
Product safety and compliance engineering. See ad for ISPCE

May 22-23, IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference, San Jose
Confernce for women and men focused on entrepreneurship, disruptive technologies, innovation, and leadership. Understand why women need to be part of the equation. See ad for WIE ILC

June 8-10, TEMSCON, Silicon Valley (Santa Clara Valley)
Technical Management and Technical Business with industry and research speakers.  In addition there will be a series of expert workshops available to attendees and non-attendees to tune a leaders skills in technical management. See ad for TEMSCON

June 11-13, Women in Technology Summit (WITI), San Jose
For both women and men who want to build their leadership skills and value in the workforce, start their own business, and understand the value of gender parity in the workplace. See ad for WITI

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

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


Papers due on or before May 1, Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers
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Papers due on or before April 7, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)
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UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley
Advanced software courses for professional engineers. See ad for UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

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


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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 for this upcoming Spring 2017 quarter starting April 3, 2017 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 or call 408-554-4313.

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Info Session for Information Technology and Database and Data Analytics Starts Thursday, March 23
Info Session for Embedded Systems and VLSI Engineering Programs Starts Monday, March 27
Oracle 12c: Enterprise Architecture and Administration on Linux Starts Saturday, April 01
Embedded Systems Hardware Architectures, Introduction Starts Monday, April 03
IO Concepts and Protocols: PCI Express, Ethernet, and Fibre Channel Starts Monday, April 03
Linux Kernel Architecture and Programming Starts Monday, April 03
Advanced Verification with SystemVerilog OOP Testbench Starts Tuesday, April 04
Mobile Payments, e-Commerce Security, and Cryptocurrency Starts Tuesday, April 04
Embedded Firmware Essentials Starts Thursday, April 06

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

51st Annual Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers at the Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, on October 29 - November 1, 2017

Authors are invited to submit papers on or before May 1st, 2017, in the following areas:
Asilomar * Communications Systems
* MIMO Communications and Signal Processing
* Array Signal Processing
* Biomedical Signal and Image Processing
* Speech, Image and Video Processing
* Architecture and Implementation
* Networks; Signal Processing and Adaptive Systems
For detailed information see Call for Papers


Now in San Jose. Paper submissions due April 7th.

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.  Key focus areas that are particularly relevant include (but are not limited to):

* Poverty Alleviation                   * Clean Water & Sanitation
* Healthcare                               * Connectivity & Communication
* Agriculture & Food Security    * Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities
* Quality Education                    * Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery
* Affordable & Clean Energy     * Other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Please see our website at

For more detailed information on these chapter events, please view the Quick Reference Calendar


3/28 - SF-IAS | Lithium Ion Batteries for Large UPS Applications - introducing a Lithium Ion alternative in large system UPS installations, chemistry, characteristics and performance, circumstances, potential risks ... (Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, SF, 5:30 pm)

3/28 - SCV-CES-EMBS | The New Era of Quantified Heart Movement - A Complete Picture of Heart Health - collects heart muscle performance data, conducts deep analysis for measuring the elasticity, strength and workload, identify possible heart problems earlier ... (NVIDIA, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm)

3/29 - SVS-PSES | Safety Regulatory Approvals for Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico - Join us for networking, and learning about what's changing in Latin America in the Regulatory world!... (Santa Clara, 6:30 pm)

4/6 - SCV-SPS-SSCS | New Immersive and Object-based Multichannel Audio Formats for Cinema, Entertainment and Cinematic VR - new formats and tools for immersive audio content, support three-dimensional (with height) sound field encoding, along with optional audio object channels, virtual reality applications... (AMD Sunnyvale, 6:30 pm)

4/6 - SCV-APS-MTT | Horizontally Polarized Antennas for Microwave Bands using a Waveguide Structure with an Array of Slot Pairs - how to achieve a truly omnidirectional radiation pattern in the azimuth plane, customary slotted waveguide beacon antennas have poor patterns... (TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm)

4/6 - SCV-TEMS |Saving the Corvette: A Case Study in Strategic Decision Making - case study, product turn-around, learning from marketplace ... (AMD Commons Building, Sunnyvale, 6:30 pm)

4/11 - SCV-CNSV | Beyond Virtual Reality, and into the Mixed Reality Future - explore the world of Mixed Reality (MR), and how MR could succeed where VR failed, future of content capture and creation will be 2D, 3D and 4D ... (NVIDIA Corp., Santa Clara, 7:00 pm)

4/11 - SCV-MAG | Spin Transfer Torque Magneto-Resistive Random Access Memory - magnetic tunnel junction, or MTJ, enable a significant new position in the semiconductor memory market ... (Western Digital, San Jose, 6:30 pm)

4/12 - SCV-PV |Solar Growth in 2017 and Beyond (PARC, Palo Alto, 6:30 pm)

4/13 - SCV-YP | Turning Challenges Into Opportunities: Tips and Tricks To Own Your Career - simple tips he has developed (or fallen into by accident) by working with mentors and peers to solve the many challenges encountered in his career path.... (UCSC Baskin Engineering, Santa Cruz, 7:00 pm)

4/19 - SF-PES | Transient Recovery Voltage - Review, Study and Modelling - preliminary insight into Transient Recovery Voltage (TRV) basics, what, why, Short circuit current, circuit breakers, Terminal fault, Short line fault, Load switching, Applicable standards ... (SF, 11:45 am)

4/19 - SCV-EMBS | Study of Fluorescence Spectroscopy Guided Optical Biopsy Needle for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis - Current prostate biopsy cores have a very low diagnostic yield, optical biopsy needle can increase the diagnostic yield of prostate biopsies ... (Stanford U. Medical School, Rm 114, 7:30 pm)

4/26 - SCV-IT | Spacetime Replication of Continuous Variable Quantum Information - distributing information in seemingly impossible ways using quantum error correction, continuous variable quantum error correcting codes that can efficiently replicate information in spacetime ... (Stanford, 6:00 pm)

5/4 - SCV-TEMS | Protecting Inventions When Patent Protection Can No Longer Be Relied Upon - trade secrets, patents, recent issues, protection, enforcement, cross-licensing ... (AMD Sunnyvale, 6:00 pm)

The 2017 IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE ILC) will be held at the San Jose Convention Center on 22-23 May 2017, offering career skills for both women and men.

WIE.ILC Over 1,500 senior, science and technology leaders will come together to create communities that fuel innovation, facilitate knowledge sharing and provide support.
With a theme of Lead Beyond. Accelerating Innovative Women Who Change the World, the conference will focus on

* Entrepreneurship
* Disruptive Technology
* Innovation
* Leadership

Don't miss this opportunity to network with peers (over 90% attendees are professionals), connect with disruptive technology (electrical & computing engineering blending hardware and software) and grow professional leadership skills. Use this special 10% discount (ILC2017EGRID) to register today!

Welcome to the International Conference of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society , TEMSCON, which will be at the Santa Clara Convention Center on June 8-10.

TEMSCON is a conference on Technical Management and Technical Business with industry and research speakers.  In addition there will be a series of expert workshops available to attendees and non-attendees to tune a leaders skills in technical management.

TEMSCONfc * Innovation
* Engineering Management
* Marketing
* Manufacturing
* Supply Chain
* People
for IT, Internet, IoT, Biotech, healthcare, and social media.

For more information on TEMSCON, see

Women in Technology Summit (WITI)

where one can build confidence, leadership and entrepreneurial skills, and the value of gender parity in the workplace. This conference is for both women and men.

200 speakers & coaches, Women in Technology Hall of Fame Awards Banquet, Coaching Circles, and Workshops , on June 11-13, at the Doubletree in San Jose

* Mastering the Science of Storytelling      * Engaging Men to Invest in Gender Equality
* Speak Like a Leader Bootcamp         * Personal Branding for Women in Tech
* Breaking Biased Habits         * Creating a Business Plan for Tech Startups
* Dealing with Difficult People         * Success Secrets of the Super Achievers
* Making Your Pitch Skills Worthy of Your Ideas    * Leading Outside Your Comfort Zone

Two free half-day seminars will be hosted by the IEEE Standard Association.
Values by Design: Why Ethics Is the New Green for the Algorithmic Enterprise

Values by Design seeks to reframe the innovative process by prioritizing ethical considerations in systems processes and product development. Attendees will learn

* Why every organization needs a "Chief Values Officer" to stay competitive in a personalized world
* How values-driven design provides a market advantage when aligning your products with end-user values
* Why user-controlled privacy will reinvent the internet economy to make personal data an asset versus a commodity
* How "ethics is the new green" and why modern sustainability is about people and purpose as well as the planet

Values by Design also features an interactive workshop built on Ethically Aligned Design-A Vision for Prioritizing Human Wellbeing in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems. To be held on Monday, April 24th, from 1 to 5 pm, at the Santa Clara Marriott.

A Landscape View of Applications and Considerations of Blockchain Across Industries

The disruptive nature of distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) such as blockchain are seen more and more every day across the globe. But what does this disruption mean for your vertical? How should you be thinking about it? Is blockchain something that is right for your organization, today, tomorrow, or ever? How are others applying blockchain to their business models so they can be disruptors versus being disrupted by the technology?

To be held on Tuesday, April 25th, from 1 to 7 pm, at The Computer History Museum in Mountain View.


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IRPS Join us for International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS) 2017, the world's pre-eminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs in the area of microelectronics reliability. IRPS 2017 will be held on April 2-6 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey.

Keynote talks are:
* Reflections on the risk of human space exploration - lessons learned from past failures
* System Level Reliability Challenges with Technology Scaling

Conference topics include:
3D 2.5D / 3D / Packaging * Product Reliability * Back-End Dielectrics * Photovoltaics * Circuit Aging / Reliability * Reliability Testing * Electrostatic Discharge * Soft Errors * Failure Analysis * System Reliability * Front-End Dielectrics * Wide Band Gap * Metallization Reliability * Transistor Reliability * Memory Reliability * Transistors - Beyond CMOS * Process Integration

Plesae register at

physicsIoT Actualization of the Internet of Things This conference is sponsored by the Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics, American Physical Society.
Plan to participate at the beautiful Marriott Hotel in spectacular Monterey on April 17-19, 2017

Actualization of the Internet of Things is a cross-disciplinary meeting which brings together ALL the technologies needed to build the IOT including:

* Internet to reality integration       * Physical actuation 
* Ubiquitous networks and big data     * Novel sensors
* Biometric application       * State of the art modeling
* Flexible electronics

The Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics welcomes the participation of scientists and engineers from across the technological spectrum (EE, ME, AE, etc.) to engender the innovation necessary to build the IoT

​The IoT is transforming how computers, machines, and people interact, and will​ unlease new economic opportunities and industrial capabilities not yet imagined.
Join us and help to push the IoT into the next half-century

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Click here to register

IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering, Holiday Inn San Jose on May 8-10, 2017

The IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society (ISPCE) will be hosting a symposium featuring presentations and formal papers on all aspects of product safety and compliance engineering including, but not limited to:

* Global Market Access & Regulations * Hazard Based Safety Engineering & Safety Science * Compliance * Forensics, Failure & Risk Analysis, Assessment & Management * Management * Legal, Regulations, Directives & Consumer Protection * EMC & Wireless Compliance * Emerging Technologies & Innovations * Environmental & Energy Regulations * Batteries & Energy Storage Systems * Medical Devices * Compliance 101
               ISPCE 2017 

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