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AMP Utility Service Planner (Electrical Distribution Technician): design, drafting, inspection and cost estimating in the construction and operation of electric, overhead and underground high-voltage transmission, distribution and street light systems.

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April 21, 2018, 500 word paper abstracts due for the Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), San Jose
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May 14-16, 2018, IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE), San Jose
ISPCE2018 All relevant topics for workers and innovators in the product safety area.

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

September 23-27, 2018, Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) 2018, Portland, Oregon
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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
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October 18-21, 2018, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), San Jose
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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.

4/18 OEB LMAG The North American Power Grid: Past Present and Future, Beeb's Sports Bar & Grill, Livermore, 11:00 am
greatest machine ever assembled by humanity, possible paths forward to address climate change, consequences of continuing carbon based fuels, and promoting energy efficiency in generation, transport and end use of electricity.

4/18 SF PES Streaming Real-Time Analytics of Dynamic Data in Smart Grids, Milton Marks Conference Center, SF, 11:45 am
leverage the underlying spatio-temporal correlations of synchrophasors for early anomaly detection and data quality outlier detection, incentive-based approach to engaging end users demand flexibility.

4/18 SCV CNSV Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Inventiveness, SEMI, Milpitas, 7:00 pm
In honor of World Intellectual Property Day, learn about contracts and IP from the local USPTO Director, a manufacturing expert and an attorney

4/18 SCV SSCS CAS Neuroengineering the Next Decade, TI, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm
Brain disease, brain-machine interface, difficult to restore memories, leading-edge technology that can make the fulfillment of memory restoration and the treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms highly likely

4/19 SCV YP & ASME Thirsty Third Thursday Happy Hour, Lilly Mac's, Sunnyvale, 6:30 pm
free appetizers, pay for your own drinks

4/21 Region 6 and SJSU Spring Central Area, SJSU, 8:00 am
MicroMouse competition, the new student "Pitch" competition based on student chosen projects, as well as a range of speakers and awards.

4/24 SF IAS A Basic overview of the Natural Gas Engine, San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 5:30 pm
various types of applications and standard componentry of the system; unlike Diesels, this starts with the type of fuel you choose.

4/24 SCV CS Fabric for Deep Learning (FfDL), International Technological University, San Jose, 6:00 pm
Open source project, FfDL, pronounced "fiddle", provides a consistent way to run these deep-learning frameworks as a service on Kubernetes, microservices architecture to reduce coupling between components

4/25 SFBA EPS REL MEMS Reliability for the 21st Century: Meeting Challenges of New Packaging Technologies and New Markets, TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am
complexity, feature sizes, physics of failure, damage metrics, packaging design, qualification, proposed methodologies

4/26 SFBA NANO International Invitational Symposium: Nanomaterials & Nanocomposites Processing, Synthesis & Applications, SEMI Global Headquarters, Milpitas, 9 am to 5 pm
Notable speakers from around the world, self-assembly antiReflective surfaces, spider silk and health care, magnetic thin films, ultraviolet photodetectors, hollow nanostructures

4/26 SFBA PELS SCV MAG PES/IASOptimizing Custom Magnetics for High-Performance Power Supplies, TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm
tradeoffs in power converter and magnetics design, with the goal of improving efficiency and power density, new software tool for analyzing

4/26/ OEB ComSoc SPS Texas Instruments FMCW Integrated Radar and TI's Keystone 2 Multiprocessor Digital Radio, Cattlemens Steakhouse, Livermore, 6:00 pm
demonstration of radar range targeting, radar Rx captured values, digital baseband - digital IF - JESD interface - digital/analog IF - analog RF

4/28 OEB YP Innovate East Bay Conference, Cal State East Bay, Hayward, University Library, 10 am - 4 pm
Whether you are looking to explore new ideas, design innovative solutions, or build a next-generation business, join a community of seasoned and aspiring entrepreneurs, makers, innovators, and community leaders. Get connected to the network of resources, knowledge, and experiences to be a more effective innovator, launch your business, and strengthen the community of innovation in the East Bay.

4/28 SCV PES/IAS Energy Storage Seminar: Policy, Business Models, and Control, San Jose, 12:00 pm
Join us as three storage experts give their unique perspective on grid storage business models and technology.

5/1 SCV PHOT The Physics of Ultra-Efficient III-Nitride LEDs, Intel, Santa Clara, 5:30 pm
Physical aspects of the three components driving high-efficiency LEDs - Light extraction, Carrier Injection and Internal Quantum Efficiency

5/3 SCV TEMS Becoming Hewlett Packard: Why Strategic Leadership Matters, National Instruments, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm
seventh transformation to HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, "corporate becoming," an open-ended ongoing process, role of the CEO, strategic leadership capability

5/3 SFBA EPS 2D to 3D Package Architectures: Back to the Future, TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am
scaling, heterogeneous integration, impact on power, performance, latency, nomenclature for package architectures, current metrics, projections

5/4 - 5/6 OEB YP Startup Weekend East Bay, Cal State East Bay, Hayward, 6:30 pm
pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

5/8 SCV CNSV The Untold Origins of Cloud Computing, SEMI, Milpitas, 7:00 pm
time sharing, Born in the Cold War in the aftermath of the first Russian Atomic bomb, Tymnet as the first independent Cloud-based services network in early 1972

5/9 SFBA EPS Towards Energy Sustainability in Data Centers: Some Thoughts on Energy, Entropy, and Water, TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am
powering the internet and cloud, cooling, energy use, data center design, non-traditional approaches

5/15 SCV CS Enabling Digital Transformation at the Edge, Cadence, San Jose, 6:00 pm
new breed of Edge clouds is rapidly emerging to enable digital transformation to reach beyond traditional public and hybrid clouds

5/16 OEB LMAG Flipping Bits in The James Webb Space Telescope's Cameras, Beeb's Sports Bar & Grill, Livermore, 11:00 am
Scientific objectives, engineering challenges, and firmware development for the James Webb space telescope

5/17 OEB IAS Cyber Security Primer for Legacy Process Plant Operation, Zio Fraedos, Pleasant Hill, 5:30 pm
current implementations of legacy protocols and hardware with a focus on cyber security aspects given the new wireless additions to the legacy systems

5/17 SCV CIS Augmenting Cognition through Data Visualization, Intel, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm
manage visual attention and augment cognition, techniques to draw a viewer's attention to regions of interest in large datasets, atmospheric physics, neurosurgery and mobile data visualization

5/23 OEB SPS ComSoc Center for Advanced Signal and Image Sciences Workshop, LLL, Livermore, 9:00 am
Signal processing, Image & video processing, NDE & inverse problems, Radar & wireless communications, Radiation detection & isotope ID, Machine learning & pattern analysis, Control systems, Real-time / embedded systems, Applications

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

6/5 SCV CS Introduction to Kubernetes, Cadence, San Jose, 6:00 pm
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

6/19 SCV CS Evolution of Switching Engines, Cadence, San Jose, 6:00 pm
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


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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

Biochemist with 2 years of postdoctoral experience with extensive background in Targeted Drug Delivery applied to Cancer Therapeutics and Vaccine formulations for Vector-Borne Infectious Disease treatment, looking for jobs at biotech and pharmaceutical companies, Zahra Heidari

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

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,

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,

PhD in Engineering and Applied Science with extensive experience in thin film technology (deposition, lithography, etch), UHV instrumentation and troubleshooting, failure analysis and characterization seeking an opportunity as Process/Product/Application/Failure Analysis Engineer in semiconductor industry, Rahmatollah Eskandari