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WORK OUTSIDE THE BOX! The strength of the Silicon Valley has always come through networking, chance encounters, and a sharing of ideas. Stay relevant in the job market - maintain your network and keep up to date in your technology field by attending the excellent conferences, courses, and IEEE chapter events listed below. Between 65% and 85% of jobs are found through networking.

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The Computer Engineering Department at San Jose State University is 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.


August 27-29, 2019, Drive World Conference and Expo, Santa Clara
Help engineer the shift into Level 5 autonomy, working at the component level. Use promo code DRIVE for free expo registration and 20% off conference pricing. See ad below.

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 20-21, 2019, Wearable USA, Santa Clara
All things wearable, from materials and manufacturing, to applications and markets. 40% attendee discount through July 19. See ad below.

March /April 2020, IEEE Infrastructure Conference, Terra Gallery, San Francisco
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning; AI Accelerators; Scalability & Reliability; The Future of AI and Infrastructure


Drive World Conference & Expo illuminates the road to Level 5 autonomous vehicles. Held in Santa Clara on August 27 through 29, the event will highlight:

* Autonomous & Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS)
* Security and safety
* 5G and mobility
* Connectivity and infotainment
* Artificial intelligence
* Propulsion
* Sensing technologies
* Embedded systems hardware & software design

Come help accelerate the path to autonomous driving! Use promo code DRIVE for free expo registration and 20% off conference pricing.


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. Besser3

Applied RF Engineering I - Circuits and Transmission Lines, Sept. 6, 2019 to Feb. 7, 2020, Online
RF Technology Certification, Sept. 20, 2019 to Mar. 20, 2020, Online
EMI/EMC & Signal Integrity Boot Camp, July 29 to Aug. 2, 2019, San Diego
RF Power Amplifier Design Techniques, September 23 to 26, 2019, San Diego
5G Radio Systems and Wireless Networks, September 23 to 25, 2019, San Diego
Phased Array Radar, September 23 to 25, 2019, San Diego
Cognitive Radios, Networks, and Systems, September 26 to 27, 2019, San Diego
5G, mm-Wave Antennas: Integration and Test, September 26 to 27, 2019, San Diego
Radio Systems: RF Transceiver Design from Antenna to Bits & Back, November 4 to 8, 2019, San Jose
mmWave RFIC and MMIC Design Techniques, February 24 to 26, 2020, San Diego

For the complete schedule please visit:

Northeastern University in Silicon Valley now offers MS in Computer Systems Engineering with an IoT Concentration. All new students for this program in Silicon Valley will be eligible for a 25% tuition scholarship. To learn more, contact Alanta Hider at for more details.

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

                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.


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. Register by July 19 to receive a 40% attendee discount. 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
* Technical support
* Training
* Consulting

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


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

See topic details at


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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


If you have enjoyed the Maker Faire in San Mateo, please plan to attend the Maker Nexus Open House on Saturday July 20, from noon to 4 pm. Everyone is welcome - bring your friends and neighbors.

* Bring some project you are working on to share with the crowd. There will be a display table to show off your stuff.
* The makerspace will be open, so members can be working on their projects too.
* You are invited to come by for hotdogs, chips, and a tour of the place.

Maker Nexus offers membership opportunities for adults to camps for children. Maker Nexus is located at 234 East Carribean, Sunnyvale. Please see for more information.


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

Northeastern University in Silicon Valley
now offers MS in Computer Systems Engineering with an IoT Concentration. See ad below left.

Besser Associates Besser3
The Worldwide Leader in RF and Wireless Training. See Additional Education column for ad.

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

August 16-17, 2019, [] State of AI and ML-Summer 2019, Z-Park Silicon Valley, 4500 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara
As part of a series of regularly planned events, we plan to cover the state-of-the-art advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technology. Registration closes on August 9th. Receive IEEE PDH Certificate from IEEE Continuing Education

August 29th through October 17th, 2019,; Machine Learning and Deep Learning Boot Camp, Z-Park Silicon Valley, 4500 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara
The Boot Camp consists of the 8 workshops which cover fundamentals of machine learning to the latest advances of deep learning technologies and their applications. Receive IEEE PDH Certificate from IEEE Continuing Education

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7/16, 6:30 pm, SCV MAG, Past, Present and Future of Magnetic Racetrack Memory, Western Digital, 1710 Automation Pkwy, San Jose
A series of recent breakthroughs, such as discovery of spin-orbit torques and exchange coupling torques in chiral domain walls, have made the racetrack memory more promising for commercial products in the near future. Free.

7/17, 6:00 pm, SCV PSES, Security vs. Privacy in the Age of AI, Exponent, 149 Commonwealth Drive, Menlo Park
Monitor communications for security; AI automatically analyze communications and flag issues for security; deep learning and natural language understanding (NLU). Free.

7/17, 6:15 pm, SCV REL, Reliability Engineering Testing Methodology and Statistical Knowledge for Qualifications of Consumer Products and Automotive Components, Qualcomm, Inc. 3165 Kifer Road Building B-Cafeteria, Santa Clara
This tutorial will provide an overview of reliability testing methodology and statistical knowledge for qualification of consumer products and automotive components. Free

7/23, 6:00 pm, SCV EDS, Printed Electronics for In-Space Manufacturing, Texas Instruments Conference Center 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Building E, Santa Clara
Emerging printed devices including gas sensors, memory devices, energy storage devices, triboelectric nanogenerators. Free, includes pizza.

7/23, 6:30 pm, SCV MAG, EMC, Energy Conversion for a Sustainable Future Revived Role of Power and Energy, Western Digital, 1710 Automation Pkwy, San Jose
Replace mechanical and hydraulic systems with electrical systems; advanced magnetic materials and their potential impact on advanced electrical machines. Free.

7/23, 6:30 pm, SCV CES, Exciting Talks on How Neural Networks are Used in Medical Imaging, Nvidia Building E, 2800 Scott Boulevard, Santa Clara
Image Quality Assessment and Enhancement of Fetal Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging using Convolutional Neural Networks; Deep Learning and GAN Enable 4x Faster Scans for Clinical Radiology (MR, PET and more). $0-9

7/24, 6:00 pm, SCV CS, CIS, SSCS, Squeezing Down the Computing Requirements of Deep Neural Networks, 673 South Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas
To squeeze DNNs into smaller computing footprints, one needs better DNN design, DNN quantization, better implementations of DNNs, and better utilization of specialized computing hardware. Free.

7/25, 6:30 pm, SCV PELS, Scaling laws to design LLC resonant converters for Wireless Power Transfer Systems, Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Learn how to properly design and scale a resonant LLC converter for wireless power applications. Free to $5.

8/6, 5:30 pm, SCV PHOT, The Event Horizon Telescope, Intel, Bldg SC-12, 3600 Julette Lane, Santa Clara
First direct image of a black hole; the ring is about the size of a poppy seed in New York, viewed from San Francisco; challenges of linking radio telescopes around the world to obtain this image, and what the image tells us about the black hole.

8/13, 6:30 pm, SFBA MAG, Spin-Orbit Technologies: From Magnetic Memory to Terahertz Generation, Western Digital, 1710 Automation Pkwy, San Jose
Spin-orbit coupling, such as spin-orbit torques (SOTs), alters the magnetic statel; generate terahertz emission and thus bridge the gap between spintronics and optoelectronics research.Free, includes pizza, cookie, and conversation.

8/20, 11:30 am, SFBA Nano, Recent Progress in Carbon Nanotube Logic Technology, EAG Laboratories, 810 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale
An industry perspective of the various memory types (filamentary, interfacial, bulk) proposed for cross-point based 3D memory technologies

8/28, 1:00 pm, SCV PES/IAS, IEEE Milestone Award Ceremony on the Invention of the Conductive Polymer Self Regulation Heater, Redwood City
Free. Save the date.

9/18, 6:00 pm, SCV PES/IAS, Bloom Energy Resilient MicroGrid Architectures for Mission Critical Facilities, Google, SB65 Border to Border Conference Room, 1365 Shorebird Way, Mountain View
Advanced MicroGrid architectures and trade-offs in design choices using distributed generation. Recent examples of MicroGrid deployments. Nano Technology used in the solid oxide fuel cell and its reliability, $15 to $25.

10/3, 6:00 pm, SFBA TEMS, Managing the Unmanageable: If You Are Agile, What Do Managers Do?, National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
Managers have critical roles to play in enabling agile success. $12 IEEE members, $15 non-members (Early Birds); At the Door: $20

10/10, 6:00 pm, SCV HIST, A Partial History of Makers in Silicon Valley, KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave (just off Central Expressway), Santa Clara
Speakers: Andrew Cromarty: President and CEO of Heathkit; Doug Dougherty: CEO of Make Media and Camp Peavy, one of the founders of the Home Brew Robotics Club. Registration not open yet.

Oakland East Bay Section

9/11, 5:30 pm, SF IAS / OEB PES, New CA Law Requires Cyber security for Ethernet Connected Equipment, Network Connected Power Relays & Power Monitoring Included, IEM, 48205 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont
Data transmitted by network connected devices be treated with similar levels of security as personally identifiable information about an individual. $10 to $25, includes catered dinner.

9/19, 6:00 pm, OEB IAS, Energy Storage in Microgrid Applications, Zio Fraedo's, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
Microgrid Solutions; Energy Storage applications; Off-Grid Microgrid Case Study - PV + ESS to reduce fuel costs; Switchgear integrations in Microgrid applications. $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


Senior member elevation meeting to take place on August 8th, 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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Engineering chapters, societies, and affinity groups in the SF Bay Area

* Antenna and Propagation Society (APS) * Blockchain (BC) * Circuits & Systems Society (CASS)* Computer Society (CS)* Consultant's Network Affinity Group (CNSV) * Communications Society (ComSoc) * Consumer Electronics (CE) * Control Systems Society (CSS) * Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) * Electronic Packaging Society (EPS) * Engineering In Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS) * Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS)* Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) * 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) * Power Electronics Society (PELS) * Photonics (PHOT) * PhotoVoltaics (PV)* Power & Energy Society (PES) & Industry Applications Society (IAS) * Product Safety Engineering (PSE) * Reliability (REL) * Robotics & Automation (RAS) * Signal Processing Society (SPS) * Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) * Women In Engineering Affinity Group (WIE) * Young Professionals Affinity Group (YP)

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