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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.

SJSU is looking for an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Job Opening ID (JOID): 25096. Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, or closely related engineering field required. Applicant should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population and demonstrate potential for teaching and scholarly excellence. More info at: Apply before Dec 15, 2019 at


Papers are now being accepted for ISQED 2020, on Security, IoT, ML/AI & Electronic Design, and Quantum Computing. The conference will be held on March 25-26, 2020 in Santa Clara, with papers due October 11th, 2019.

Papers are now being accepted for the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2020, which will be held on 7-11 June, 2020, in Dublin, Ireland. Papers are due on October 14, 2019. Communications Enabling Shared Understanding


September 15-20, 2019, 41st Annual EOS/ESD Symposium and Exhibits with a IoT Workshop, Riverside Convention Center, 3637 5th Street, Riverside
The leading conference in the field of electrostatic discharge and electrical overstress.

September 23, 2019, IEEE Artificial Intelligence Symposium - AI, the Next Decade, Cisco Building 9, 260 E Tasman Drive, San Jose
From advances in AI, to how AI will affect your daily life - you'll get to hear, discuss and debate several perspectives at a full day of talks, panel discussions and networking.

September 23-26, 2019, Storage Developer Conference (SDC), Hyatt, Santa Clara
Software and hardware developers should attend SDC 2019 to learn the latest in Computational Storage, Persistent Memory, NVMe, File Systems and much more. Get $200 off! Register here with code SDC19eGRID200

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 Convention Center
All things wearable, from materials and manufacturing, to applications and markets. 40% attendee discount through July 19. See ad below.

December 9 through 13, 2019, IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Hawaii
Expert presentations on technologies including 5G, AI, ML, IoT, Cellular, Smart Cities, Cloud/Edge computing, Wireless Communications, Security and Networking; all in gorgeous Hawaii.

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

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


The IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) is THE place to go for all things involved with global communications. With a theme of Revolutionizing Communications, the event showcases the latest in

* Cloud/Edge computing
* 5G Ecosystems and verticals
* Cellular / Wireless
* Artificial Intelligence (AI)
* Machine Learning (ML)
* Internet of Things (IoT)
* Roadmaps
* Smart Cities
* Automotive Edge computing solutions
* Security and Networking

Held December 9 through 13, 2019, in gorgeous Waikoloa, Hawaii. For more information, please see IEEE GLOBECOM 2019.


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* October 10 - Launching Your Silicon Valley Startup: An Insider's Guide With Hillary Mickell
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Radio Systems: RF Transceiver Design from Antenna to Bits & Back, November 4 to 8, 2019, San Jose
Applied RF Engineering I - Circuits and Transmission Lines, Jan. 27, 2020 to July 1, 2020, Online
mmWave RFIC and MMIC Design Techniques, February 24 to 26, 2020, San Diego
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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

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

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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9/17, 6:30 pm, SCV CES, IoT-based Fire and Smoke Detection in Smart Cities using Deep Learning, Nvidia Building E, 2800 Scott Boulevard, Santa Clara
Edge and cloud computing infrastructure along with deep learning; effectiveness of the proposed model. Free to $9.

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.

9/19, 5:30 pm, SFBA NANO, 4th Annual Company Origin Stories - Exploring Entrepreneurship, SEMI Global Headquarters, 673 South Milpitas Boulevard, Milpitas
Several CEO/Founders discuss the technology and business aspects of building a successful company based on nanotechnology. Cost: $11 - 17, includes dinner.

9/23, 8:00 am, SCV YP, IEEE Artificial Intelligence Symposium - AI, the Next Decade, Cisco Building 9, 260 E Tasman Drive, San Jose
From advances in AI, to how AI will affect your daily life - you'll get to hear, discuss and debate several perspectives at a full day of talks, panel discussions and networking. $99 – $295.

9/23, 4:00 pm , SCV CS, IEEE CS Chapter Open House: Everything You Need to Know About AI & Machine Learning, But Were Afraid to Ask, SEMI, 673 South Milpitas Boulevard, Milpitas
Machine Intelligence in Design Automation; AI and Machine Learning; Cognitive Architecture in Models for Natural and Artificial Intelligence. Free, includes refreshments.

9/23, 5:30 pm, SFBA BLOCK, Blockchain + AI + Big Data Technology Integration Roadshow, Seaport Conference Center, 459 Seaport Court, Redwood City
Cryptocurrency payment system; Healthcare information retrieval & sharing system; Taekwon Block Project Introduction. Free.

9/25, 1:00 pm, SFBA PELS / SCV CAS, Educational Seminar: Control for Power Electronics, Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Blvd., Santa Clara
Fixed-frequency linear control; evaluate the stability of a converter; variable-frequency approaches, such as constant-on-time control; multi-phase converters; control loop in code. Free to $80.

9/26, 6:00 pm, SCV CASS, CS, SSCS, SPS, CIS, Dissecting Design Choices in Continuous-time Delta-Sigma Converters, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, 3290 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara
Examines various alternatives for the design of power efficient single-loop continuous-time delta sigma converters. Free.

10/2, 11:30 am, SFBA EPS, System in Package (SiP) for Miniaturized Electronics Modules: An Update , SEMI World Headquarters, 673 South Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas
Miniaturized modules, technology landscape, requirements, solutions, flexible electronics. $5 to $10, includes sandwiches.

10/3, 7:30 am, SCV EMC, IEEE SCV-EMC 2019 Mini Symposium , Embassy Suites, 901 E Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas
Pre-Layout Power Integrity; Locate ESD events using the speed of light!; Electromagnetics Made Simple; Findings on Radiated Susceptibility ABT; New Set of EMC Challenges in Telecommunication Equipment. Free to $375

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

10/8, 7:00 pm, SCV CNSV, Killing the Snake: How Counterfeiters Can Be Found and Eliminated, SEMI World Headquarters, 673 South Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas
With a 5% chance of purchasing counterfeit electronics, learn how this is being addressed. Free.

10/10, 6:00 pm, SCV HIST, Makers in Silicon Valley: A Partial History, KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave (just off Central Expressway), Santa Clara
Featuring folks involved in the history of the Maker/Hacker Community in the Santa Clara Valley and beyond. Speakers will give their perspectives on how various maker communities started and what they have done. $7 to $12.

10/16, 6:00 pm, SCV CASS, MTT, APS, SSCS, ComSoc, Millimeter-Wave Power Amplifiers in FinFET Technology, QualComm Santa Clara, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
How to design power amplifiers in FINFET technologies suitable for high levels of integration on a multi-transceiver die. Free.

10/19, 8:00 am, SCV MTT, Short Course: Microwave Technologies for 5G, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, 2600 Great America Way, Santa Clara
Wireless applications; design techniques, packaging technologies, power amplifiers, and measurement systems needed to meet the future challenges. $40 to $750

10/25, 11:30 am, SFBA EPS, Trends and Opportunities in Silicon Photonics Packaging for Networking Applications, SEMI World Hdqtrs, 673 South Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas
SiPh packaging, large-scale data centers, interconnects, long-haul networking, Roadmap, integration. $5 to $10, includes sandwiches.

11/21, 11:30 am, SFBA EPS, IoT and PoE: An Overview, Applications and Future Directions, SEMI World Hdqtrs, 673 South Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas
Sensors, hardware, data centers, App connections, new services, increased power, heat density. $5 to $10, includes sandwiches.

Oakland East Bay Section

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.

10/17, 11:00 am, OEB LMAG, Do Black Holes Exist?, Beeb's Sports Bar & Grill, 915 Clubhouse Drive, Livermore
Quantum mechanics is very likely necessary for the understanding of the interior of these objects; attempts to understand the origin of the entropy of the universe. $10

San Francisco Section

9/24, 5:30 pm, SF IAS, Best Design Practices for Isolated Power Systems in Healthcare Facilities, San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton St, San Francisco
The utilization of Isolated Power Systems (IPS) is increasing; best practices in the design, installation, maintenance & usage of the systems. $10 to $25.

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


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. Receive a 30% discount using code IEEE-30% after July 19, through November 19th.(discount excludes exhibition-only passes).


Senior member elevation meeting to take place on Wednesday, September 25th, 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.
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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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