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Papers are being accepted through March 11th for the Commercial UAV Expo which will take place September 15-17, 2020 at the Paris Las Vegas.
Papers should be on the deployment of drones in areas such as construction; energy & utilities; forestry & agriculture; infrastructure & transportation; mining & aggregates; public safety & emergency services; security; and surveying & mapping.

Papers and proposals are now being accepted for IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) to be held on 7-11 December, 2020 in beautiful Taipei, Taiwan! The theme of GLOBECOM 2020 is "Communications for Human and Machine Intelligence". Papers and proposals are due by April 15. Submit your paper or proposal today to be part of IEEE GLOBECOM 2020!

A unified Call for presentations from industry for ValleyML's AI Expo events focused on Hardware, Enterprise and Robotics in Silicon Valley is now open at ValleyML2020. Submit by March 1st/May 1st/Aug 1st for AI Hardware Expo - May 5th-6th/ AI Enterprise Expo - Aug 25th-26th / AI Robotics Expo - Nov 12th-13th resp.


February 24-27, 2020, FLEX / MSTC 2020, the DoubleTree in San Jose
Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE), MEMS, Sensors; materials; displays and optoelectronics; power; substrates; printing technologies; biosensors; medical; automotive and robotics; reliability and strain energy.

February 28, 2020, The 23rd. IEEE SF/ IAS Electrical Engineering POWER SYSTEMS Seminar, Doubletree Hotel, 7050 Johnson Dr, Pleasanton
IoT security law; NEC code updates; on-site systems; intelligent circuit breakers. Attendee Registration is only $225, and limited to 125 Attendees. Please Register Early. See ad below.

March 4, 2020, EPICS Expo, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
Student-led, technological solutions-based projects designed by SJSU and SCU engineering student teams showcased at this event, which will also feature speakers, fellowship, and food in a fun and interactive atmosphere. Food and fellowship at 5:00 pm, and featured speakers and student presentations begin at 6:30 pm. Free.

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.

March 25-26, 2020, Jetson Developer Days, San Jose Convention Center, 150 W San Carlos St, San Jose
Inviting roboticists, tech enthusiasts, and researchers! Learn about embedded AI applications in robotics, manufacturing, industrial, automation, and AIoT. 30% early bird discount using code GTCEB (valid through February 13th).

April 2, 2020, 2020 Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference. San Jose State University, Student Union Ballroom, 1 Washington Square, San Jose
Learn about the latest advances in medical device technologies and regulations, covering digital health, cybersecurity of medical devices, innovation, and sterilization, among others.

April 3, 2020, Automotive Semiconductor Safety Innovation Conference (ASSIC) USA 2020 , Biltmore Hotel & Suites, 2151 Laurel wood Rd, Santa Clara
What's new, important, and practical for functional Safety: Advanced functional Safety continues to evolve as the ISO26262 becomes mature. Recent new standards add more emphasis on reliability of new device. For more information:, call +82-31-546-7356

April 29-30, 2020, IEEE Infrastructure Conference, Grand Hyatt, 345 Stockton St., San Francisco
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning; AI Accelerators; Scalability & Reliability; The Future of AI and Infrastructure.

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

May 3-6, 2020, The IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC), Toronto, Canada

June 22-24, 2020, WITI Summit, Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport in Burlingame
The WITI Summit is the premier global event for women in technology. Leadership, strategizing, getting ahead. Men welcome. 2,000+ attendees from 6 continents.

June 29-July 1, 2020. IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), beautiful Avignon, France
CNS 2020 is the only ComSoc conference focusing solely on cybersecurity.

June 7-11, 2020, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2020, Dublin, Ireland.
Communications Enabling Shared Understanding.

July 19-23, 2020, 57th Design Automation Conference (DAC), Moscone Center West, 747 Howard Street, San Francisco
Design and automation of electronic systems.

September 15-17, 2020, Commercial UAV Expo, Paris Las Vegas
Drones; flying demonstrations

December 7-11, 2020, IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), beautiful Taipei, Taiwan!
The theme of GLOBECOM 2020 is "Communications for Human and Machine Intelligence".


Increase your knowledge of infrastructure and artificial intelligence at the IEEE Infrastructure Conference, on 29-30 April 2020 in San Francisco. Learn about:

* Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
* Security & Trust
* Scalability & Reliability
* Current Implementations & Challenges
* The Future of AI and Infrastructure
* AI Accelerators and how they can maintain and support infrastructure
* Cybersecurity
                                  Scale up your future in software!


Registration is Open: Join IEEE ICC 2020! IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2020) this year will be held on June 7-11 in beautiful Dublin, Ireland, at the Convention Centre Dublin, in the heart of the "Silicon Docks" district which is home to many leading technology companies. Every year over 2,500 researchers, engineers and tech professionals gather to present/exchange knowledge and network. Topics of presentations include the following:

* 5G
* Artificial Intelligence (AI)
* Machine Learning (ML)
* Internet of Things (IoT)
* Cloud and Fog Computing
* Wireless Communications
* Access Networks, Systems and Power Line Communications
* Space Communications
* Smart Grid
* Big Data
* Security and Networking

For more information, see IEEE ICC 2020. Register today at for the opportunity to learn the latest technologies!


 Engineering with a Mission   Leading the way to a sustainable future.
The School of Engineering's fourth annual Research Showcase will take place Friday, February 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm, at Innovation Labs, Guadalupe Hall, 3rd floor, 455 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. Research possibilities are for first-year students to Ph.D. candidates, and include, but not limited to:
* Sustainable building
* Data management
* Communication
* Robotics
* Renewable energy
* Wearable technologies

Options include summer group projects, complex satellite operations for NASA and on novel, multi-robot adaptive navigation techniques in the Robotics Systems Laboratory, travel to India to perform field research, or travel to Alaska, Rwanda, Ghana, or wherever the research goes.

Visit for more details. Or contact Stacey Tinker, Director of Admissions, 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.

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


The 23rd IEEE SF/ IAS Electrical Engineering POWER SYSTEMS Seminar will take place on February 28, 2020, and cover important aspects you need to know if you are in the power industry. Topics include:

* The Legal Implications of CA SB327 (New CA IOT Security Law) for Electrical Design Projects (Bob Hunter - Alphaguardian)
* 2017 NEC Code Update (Mike Stone, NEMA)
* Grounding Recommendations for On Site Power Systems (Brian Pumphrey, Cummins Pacific)
* On-site Energy Storage Systems (Jake Millan, Tesla)
* Intelligent Circuit Breakers (Ali Vakili, Eaton)

Held at the Doubletree Hotel, 7050 Johnson Dr, Pleasanton; see Please register early, as space is limited.


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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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The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Florida A&M University - Florida State University College of Engineering invites applications for a non-tenure-track, twelve-month faculty position in computer engineering. A PhD or equivalent experience in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, or closely related field is required. For more information, see

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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.


Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering
The School of Engineering's fourth annual Research Showcase will take place Friday, February 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm. See the ad below and visit for more details.

March 23 to 27, 2020, Advanced Engineering Courses, UC Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
Advanced Analog IC Design * Wireline SERDES Transceivers

Besser Associates
The Worldwide Leader in RF and Wireless Training.

Northeastern University in Silicon Valley
Now offering a MS in Cyber-Physical Systems with a concentration in Internet of Things. See ad below left.


Ozen Engineering, Inc., an Elite ANSYS Channel Partner, offers customers ANSYS software products, Technical support, Training, and Consulting.


Engineering design, research and product development consulting services in EM, RF/Microwave and millimeter wave components, circuit design including PCBs, modules, packaging and more. Contact:

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A new society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) is being formed to facilitate understanding of the complex interaction between technology, science and society, and its impact on individuals and society in general. Also open discussion on the resulting issues and initiatives for doing good in our local community. Please contact Tom Coughlin, for more information.

2/28, 11:30 am, SFBA EPS, Recent Advances and Outlook for Heterogeneous Integration, SEMI World Headquarters, 673 South Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas
Integrating dissimilar chips, 2.5 and 3D, various substrates, new processes, time-to-market, cost. $5 to $10, includes lunch.

3/5, 6:00 pm, SFBA TEMS, Getting to Yes: How to Successfully Communicate Your Idea, National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
Engineers can leverage skills in research, observation, experimentation, and the influence process, to make sure their ideas are heard. $5 to $15.

3/10, 5:30 pm, SCV EMC, Addressing Today's 5G and EMC Challenges with Modern EMI Test Receivers, Bureau Veritas, 775 Montague Expy, Milpitas
Challenges of radiated spurious emission (RSE) testing; fully-compliant EMC measurements; latest features available in EMI test receivers, and why they matter to everyday EMC measurements. Free.

3/10, 6:30 pm, SCV SPS, Perception Based Optimization for Video Encoding Systems, AMD 2485 Augustine Dr, Santa Clara
Online video consumption dominates the world's internet traffic; industry trends in perception oriented methods for optimizing video encoding systems. $3 to $5

3/10, 7:00 pm, SCV CNSV, Artificial Intelligence: Intellectual Property Protection in This Dynamic Field, SEMI, 567 Yosemite Dr, Milpitas
In-depth info on the multi-faceted aspects of AI IP. Free.

3/13, 11:45 am, SFBA EDS, March Seminar - Wide Bandgap Devices Enabling High Power and High Frequency Electronics, Texas Instruments Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Building E, Santa Clara
Age of the fourth industrial revolution; wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors enable the electronic revolution with higher efficiency and newer functionalities. Free, includes pizza.

3/17, 11:30 am, SFBA NANO, Quantitative Plasmonic Sensing with Single-Chip Inkjet Dispense Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (ID-SERS) , EAG Laboratories, 810 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale
Nano-imprinted SERS substrate architecture and performance; inkjet dispensing to encode each sensor with a calibration pattern of microdroplets; commercialization of plasmonic-based chemical sensors. $4 to $6.

3/20, 8:00 am, SFBA TEMS, Thrive as a Manager: The Unwritten Rules of Technical Management, International Technological University, 2711 N 1st St., San Jose
Industry lessons "from the trenches" and practical actionable advice; help you cope with disruptions. $75 to $150.

3/24, 6:30 pm, SCV CES, Medical Devices and IOT - How We Approach the Solutions , Nvidia Building E, 2800 Scott Boulevard, Santa Clara
LifeLeaf, a truly non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring wearable smartwatch. Wearable device, the science behind it, its salient features and functionalities, IoT-App-Cloud. Free to $10.

3/27, 9:00 am, SCV CNSV, Seminar: Legal Issues for Consultants, Mtn View Comm. Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mtn View
Tools to help reduce risk and increase profitability and satisfaction of consultancy; Business and Legal Steps for Operation; Dispute Resolution; Introduction to Intellectual Property Protection. $5 to $10.

4/9, 11:30 am, SFBA EPS The Decade of Materials: Novel Materials for the Connected Digital World, SEMI World Headquarters, 673 South Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas
Corning materials for electronic, RF, photonic applications for 5G, displays, life sciences. $5 to $10, includes sandwiches and drinks. Presentation only at noon is no charge.

4/9, 6:00 pm, SVTHC, Lockheed's CORONA - Looking from above the Iron Curtain, KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave (just off Central Expressway), Santa Clara
America's First Spy Satellite Program. How Agena subsystems and technologies coevolved and advanced together with system integration and test techniques. $7 to $12.

4/29, 6:30, SCV CES, Flying Cars is Not Fiction: This is our Future , Nvidia Building E, 2800 Scott Boulevard, Santa Clara
Flying Cars (eVTOLs, air taxis): more than 300 companies working on building one; software; challenges relating to aerodynamic laws and government regulations; examples, and why companies choose its design. Free to $10.

Oakland East Bay Section

4/8, 11:30 am, OEB LMAG, The Early Development of Nuclear Forensics: A Personal View, Beebs Sport Bar and Grill, 915 Clubhouse Drive, Livermore
Useful for understanding the difficulty in getting something new started at a national level; glean lessons from the past that should be valuable for guiding the future development. $10 for lunch.
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


Senior member elevation meeting to take place on Monday March 16, 2020, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at Amazon, 2100 University Ave, SJC18 Conference Room 01.400. East Palo Alto. Bring three hard copies 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! Registration is at For questions, please talk to Saman Sarraf,


The Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC)'s annual Engineers Week Banquet 2020 will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, at the Doubletree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose.
The event will feature inductees into the Hall of Fame, a distinguished keynote speaker, and education/scholarships awards to students for academic excellence, Discover-E, and Keeper of the Flame Awards. Keynote speech: "Climate Change and Innovative Approaches to a Sustainable Future", by Dr. Steven Chu, Former Secretary of Energy, Nobel Laureate in Physics, and Professor, Stanford University. Tickets can be purchased individually or as a group at


Call for Judges on Micro-mouse Competition and Senior Design Projects and Posters. The Region 6 Spring Central Area meeting will take place on April 4, 2020 at Cal State East Bay (Hayward). Please contact Sarah Mings at To RSVP: See 2020 Spring micromouse.pdf for information.

Science Fair judges needed for students from middle schools and high schools, at these three science fairs: Santa Clara on Thursday, March 12., 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Santa Cruz on Saturday, March 14, 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, and San Mateo on Sunday, March 15, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. Projects range from the simple to the sophisticated, but behind every project is a student who is anxious to find out what you think about it. If you are interested in helping out at one of these fairs, or sponsoring a prize, please call Charlie Neuhauser at (408) 245-0085 (W) or E-mail him at

Judges needed at the Synopsys Science and Technology Championship science fair on March 12th from 11 am to 5 pm at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, South Hall. More than 1,000 students in grades six to twelve, attending schools in Santa Clara County, will demonstrate their research projects. To register as a judge go to:

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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.

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

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

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

* Antenna and Propagation Society (APS) * Blockchain (BC) * Circuits & Systems Society (CASS) * Consultant's Network Affinity Group (CNSV) * Consumer Electronics Society (CES) * Control Systems Society (CSS) * Communications Society (ComSoc) * Computer Society (CS)* Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) * Electronic Packaging Society (EPS) * Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) * Engineering In Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS) * Industry Applications Society (IAS) * Instrumentation & Measurement Society (IMS) * Life Members Affinity Group (LMAG)* Magnetics Society (MAG) * MEMS & Sensors Council (MEMS) * Microwave Theory & Techniques (MTT) * Nanotechnology Council(NANO) * Nuclear & Plasma Sciences (NUE) * Photonics (PHOT) * PhotoVoltaics (PV)* Power & Energy Society (PES) & Industry Applications Society (IAS) * Power Electronics Society (PELS) * Product Safety Engineering (PSE) * Reliability (REL) * Robotics & Automation (RAS) * Signal Processing Society (SPS) * Silicon Valley Technology History Committee (SVTHC) * Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) * Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) * Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) * Women In Engineering Affinity Group (WIE) * Young Professionals Affinity Group (YP)

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