IEEE Central Texas Section

THE ANALOG

Volume 56-05

May 2012

Newsletter of the Central Texas Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc.

Archives of The Analog can be found on the CTS web site here.

Published monthly. Deadline for inclusion is the 26th day of the previous month. Send submissions, comments, questions to John Purvis, Editor, john.purvis@ieee.org


CONTENTS


General Interest

Chairman's Column

Membership Development

News of Interest to the Section

Continuing Education

Student Branches

Calls for Volunteers


Local Chapter Activities

Antennas & Propagation/Microwave Theory and Techniques

Joint Circuits and Systems/Solid-State Circuits

Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology

Computer Society - Austin

Computer Society - San Antonio

Consultants Network

Electromagnetic Compatibility Society

Electron Devices Society

Engineering in Medicine and Biology

Graduates of the Last Decade

Instrumentation and Measurement Society

Laser and Electro Optics Society

Life Members Affinity Group

Joint Power and Energy, Power Electronics, Industrial Electronics, and Industrial Applications Societies - Austin

Power Engineering Society - San Antonio

Product Safety Engineering Society

Joint Signal Processing/Communications Society - Austin

Joint Communications and Signal Processing Society - San Antonio

Systems, Man and Cybernetics

Technology Management Council - Austin

Technology Management Council - San Antonio

Women in Engineering


Conferences, Events and Other Meetings

Local IEEE Conferences, Events and Workshops

Non-IEEE Meetings and Events of interest suggested by the membership


Miscellaneous

Latest issue of IEEE-USA Today's Engineer

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Events and Information

Career

Tips, Tools and Gadgets

IEEE EXTERNAL LINKS

IEEE

IEEE-USA

IEEE Region 5

IEEE Central Texas Section

Call for Papers

IEEEXplore - full text access to IEEE Publications

What's New at IEEE

SocietyNews from IEEE

IEEE Standards Association

The Spectrum Online - The Magazine for Technology Insiders

IEEE Regional News




General Interest


Chairman's Column

This month there are two events that are sponsored by the Central Texas Section. The first is a workshop on May 16th that the IEEE Central Texas Consultants Network is hosting called "Time to Recharge". It is a half day about how to recharge, renew, and refresh the art and knowledge of managing and conducting a successful Consulting business. It is a very reasonably priced way to find out about Consulting. To sign up visit: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/11377.

The second event, ICICDT 2012 (International Conference on IC Design and Technology) is a conference wholly sponsored by your Central Texas Section from May 30 - June 1. ICICDT provides a forum for engineers, researchers, scientists, professors and students to cross boundaries through interactions of design and process technology on product development & manufacturing. The unique workshop style of the conference provides an opportunity for technologists and product designers to exchange breakthrough ideas and collaborate effectively. Two days of technical presentations and workshops will be preceded by a one-day tutorial program of value to both the expert and the beginner. To sign up go to http://www.icicdt.org/

Both of these events are open to everyone, you do not have to be a IEEE member to attend, although members do get a discount, so invite your colleagues to attend with you.

Kenny Rice
Chairman, Central Texas Section
krice@ieee.org

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Membership Development

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Did you know about IEEE

IEEE GOLD Webinar - The IEEE has an ongoing focus on Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) members.  Each month there is a free webinar covering topics that are pertinent to the new engineer.  The next webinar is scheduled for July 14 on Cellular Wireless Evolution.  Examples of past webinars that are available for immediate viewing are:

Professional Development - A Survival Guide for Scientific Writing in the Academic and Professional Environments, by Dr. Matthias Reumann
Professional Networking -  Fearless Networking for Engineers by Elizabeth Lions
People Skills – People Skills in a Completive Environment" by Joe Lillie. 

You DO NOT need to be a GOLD member to participate. For more information and a listing of available recorded Webinars, see
http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/gold/events

Joe Redfield
CTS Membership Development Chair
J.Redfield@ieee.org
210-522-3729

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News of Interest to the Section


Congratulations to new Senior Members
Congratulations to Rahul Rao and Franciso Russi who were elevated to Senior Member at the March A&A Review Panel meeting.  

Software Talent Sought in Austin

A new survey released April 30 by Door64, the local networking organization headed by Matt Genovese, finds that Austin companies are looking for people with experience in Java and other software technology, above all other skills. The survey looked to identify the top technologies in demand by local high tech companies. The group said that the top four specific skills in demand in Austin are Java, User Interface / User Experience (UI/UX), Software Quality Assurance, and .NET skills, accounting for 40 percent of all hiring priorities among technology companies responding. Door64 said it received over 100 responses to its survey, which covered Q1 in 2012. Software represented 64 percent of all needs, with IT coming in at 20%. Hardware and semiconductors, one of the area's longtime technology bases, represented 14 percent of demand for jobs. Door64 said it is applying the information gathered from its survey to an Austin Pain-point Job Fair it is holding in June, where it will line up candidates with skills most in demand by local companies. Door64 is well known for its monthly Happy Hour events.


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Continuing Education

May 9, 2012: IEEE Computer Society Webinar: Managing Technical Debt
12:00 CT
“Technical Debt” refers to delayed technical work that is incurred when technical short cuts are taken, usually in pursuit of calendar-driven software schedules. Just like financial debt, some technical debts can serve valuable business purposes. Other technical debts are simply counterproductive. In this webinar, Steve McConnell explains in detail:
  •     the different types of technical debt
  •     common debt scenarios
  •     when organizations should and shouldn’t take on debt
  •     best practices in managing, tracking and paying down debt
  •     the benefits of explicitly managing technical debt
You’ll gain insights into how to use technical debt strategically and how to keep technical and business staff involved in the process.
Regiater here

May 10, 2012: The Online Car: How Will Cars Change Once They're Permanently Connected To The Internet?
2:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM PDT / 18:00 GMT
(Duration: 1 hour)

Busy on the day of the live event? Simply register now and access the webinar when it becomes available on Demand the following day. The webinars are available on Demand for 12 months after the live event.

For more information see http://spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/2052182

Two Week Black Belt Six Sigma Training: UT CLEE

Week Two: May 7-11, 2012
See more here

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Student Branches

St Mary's University - San Antonio (http://engineering.stmarytx.edu/ieee/)
Faculty Adviser: Djaffer Ibaroudene, email: dibaroudene@stmarytx.edu
Branch Chair: Omar Magaña email: omagana1@mail.stmarytx.edu

Texas State University - San Marcos (new branch, 2009)
Faculty Adviser: Larry Larson, email: Larry.Larson@TXState.edu
Branch Chair: Jonathan Park, email: jp1563@txstate.edu

Trinity University - San Antonio (http://www.engr.trinity.edu/)
Faculty Adviser: Farzan Aminian, email: Farzan.Aminian@Trinity.edu
Branch Chair: Harold Garza, email: hgarza@trinity.edu

University of Texas at Austin (http://ieee.ece.utexas.edu/)
Faculty Adviser: Sriram Vishwanath, email: sriram@ece.utexas.edu
Branch Chair: Alex Scheuermann, email: chair@ieee.ece.utexas.edu

University of Texas at San Antonio (http://www.utsaieee.org/)
Faculty Adviser: Shuo Wang, email: Shuo.Wang@utsa.edu
Branch Chair: Devon Johnson, email: DevonJohnson@ieee.org

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Calls for Volunteers


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Local Chapter Activities

Antennas & Propagation/Microwave Theory and Techniques (APS/MTTS)
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/ap_mtt/


Topic/Title

Passive and Active Engineering of Metamaterial-Inspired Electrically Small Radiating Systems

Speaker

Dr. Rick Ziolkowski

Abstract


Date/Time

04-May-2012
10:00AM to 11:00AM

Cost


Reservations

https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/12335

Location

Building: ACES
Room Number: 2.402
UT Austin
Austin,  Texas

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Joint Circuits and Systems/Solid-State Circuits (CASS/SSCS)
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/ssc_css/

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The joint Circuits & Systems/Solid State Circuits Societies normally meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. This meeting is open to the public and interested parties. Additional details will be posted at the website. If you have any questions about this meeting or this group, please contact renhaoxing@ieee.org or zhuoli@ieee.org

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Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) - Austin
http://cpmtaustinchapter.org/

Topic/Title

3D TSV Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker Dr. Jan Vardaman, Tech Research International, INC.
Date/Time May 17, 2012 / 6:00pm-7:30pm
Cost
Location Roundup conference room, Freescale (Building B)
7700 Parmer Ln, Austin, TX 78729
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Computer Society - Austin (CS)
http://www.austin-cs.org/

Topic/title

Client-Side MVC: The Next Big Thing for Enterprise Application Development.

Speaker

Paul Hammant of Thoughtworks
Paul Hammant: Principal Consultant, programmer, Open-Source enthusiast, and pundit for ThoughtWorks for 10 years. ThoughtWorks has pioneered Agile methodologies in the enterprise for since the start of 1999. Paul and ThoughtWorks have also pioneered Dependency Injection (DI), functional web-app testing, and general app-dev best practices for many years.

Abstract

Paul will talk through an industry trend that sees the migration of the coding of web applications servers to clients. For this new "Client-Side MVC" way of constructing applications, he will go over the alternate technologies for implementing it, suggest the complementary server-side technology choices and illustrate the developer throughput gains from adopting these technologies. Paul will show a client-side MVC application, and demonstrate the use of Selenium (the defacto standard QA automation tool) for the testing of it.

Date/time

16-May-2012
6:30 p.m. Networking and Gathering
7:00 p.m. Call to Order, Announcement
7:15 p.m. Presentation, with Q/A
8:45 p.m. Meeting Evaluation, Adjourn

Location

Building: THE ADVISORY BOARD - BUILDING 7
Room Number: Suite 100
12357-C Riata Trace Parkway
Bldg 7, Suite 100
Austin,  Texas
Click here for Map

Cost


Reservations

https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/12115

Notes

Follow the Austin chapter on Twitter @AustinIEEECS, and please feel to tweet with our tag for relevant content to our community.

We've officially launched the LinkedIn group for our the Austin chapter of the IEEE Computer Society.  Feel free to sign up at the following URL:  http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=4064900.


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Computer Society - San Antonio (CS)
http://www.ieee-cs-cts.org/

Topic/Title

No meeting scheduled at thist time

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Notes See website for directions and parking,
  http://www.ieee-cs-cts.org

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Central Texas Consultants Network Affinity Group
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/cn

Topic/Title Consultants Workshop - "Time to Recharge"
Speaker
Speaker Bio
Abstract

 Spring is the time to recharge, renew, and refresh the art and knowledge of managing and conducting a successful Consulting business.  Come join us for this fourth annual workshop, learn something new, network, and share your experiences with fellow consultants and colleagues.  

Date Wednesday,  May 16, 2012, 2-6:00 PM.
 
1:30 -2:00     Registration & Networking
2:00 -2:05     Introduction – Kai Wong
2:05 -3:00     "Consulting 201 for the 21st Century,"  Pat Goodwin,  Pat Goodwin Associates
3:00 -3:55     “Ten Tips for Social Media,"  Patricia Tynan,  Sage Nonprofit Solutions
3:55 -4:10     Break
4:10 -5:05     "Contracts, Liability, Insurance, and IP,"  Bill Hulsey,  Intellectual Property Lawyers
5:05 -6:00     "The Challenges of Running a One-Man Shop,"  Ron Macklin,  Macklin & Associates
Location Building A, Auditorium, Business Park @ 7700 W. Parmer Lane, Austin TX  (See Map)
Cost

 $20/$30 IEEE members;   $25/$35 Public;   Registered/Walk-in.
$10/$15 IEEE Lifetime Member or Student;   Registered/Walk-in.

Please pay at the event with cash or check to ”IEEE-CTS.”  NO CREDIT CARDS PLEASE.   

Reservations Please RSVP to Bob Baker at:  mailto:rjbakeratx@austin.rr.com
https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/11377
Notes

Do a friend a favor. Bring your colleagues to grow the Consultants Network.

More information on Consultants Networks: http://www.ieeeusa.org/business/whatis.asp

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Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
http://ewh.ieee.org/mu/ctx-emcs/

No meeting scheduled at this time.

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Electron Devices Society (EDS)
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/eds/

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Notes

Sponsoring the Solar Technology Workshop, September 16.  See IEEE Meetings section for details. 

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMBS)
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/embs/index.html

Topic/Title No meeting scheduled at thist time
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Engineering Management
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/ems

The Engineering Management Society has become the Technology Management Council. Information about meetings can be found in the sections for Technology Management Council - Austin and Technology Management Council - San Antonio

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Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Affinity Group

Topic/Title No meeting scheduled at thist time
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More information on GOLD: http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/gold/index.html

GOLD Launches Mentoring Connection Webinar
Are you interested in becoming a mentor or finding a mentor to help with  your professional development? If the answer is yes, check out a free new IEEE Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) webinar aimed at
helping mentors and mentees connect with each other. Learn more at http://bmsmail3.ieee.org:80/u/17953/32170

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Instrumentation and Measurement Society

Topic/Title

CMOS Handheld Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Systems

Speaker

Professor Nan Sun, UT Austin
Nan Sun is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He received the B.S. degree in electronic science and technology from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2006, where he ranked top in the Department of Electronic Engineering and graduated with the highest honor and the Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award. He earned the Ph.D. degree in engineering science from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University in 2010.

Dr. Sun received the 1st-class Outstanding Student Award from Tsinghua University each year from 2003 to 2006. He won the Top Prize in the Intercollegiate Physics Competition in 2003. He is the recipient of Samsung Fellowship, Hewlett Packard Fellowship, and Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2003, 2006, and 2007, respectively. He also won Harvard Teaching Award in three consecutive years: 2008, 2009, and 2010. He is a member in the Technical Program Committee of Asian Solid-State Circuit Conference. He holds three US patents.

His research interests include: 1) developing micro- and nano-scale solid-state platforms (silicon ICs and beyond) to analyze biological systems for biotechnology and medicine; 2) low-cost medical imaging systems; 3) miniature spin resonance systems; 4) analog, mixed-signal, and RF integrated circuits.

Abstract

Silicon RF chips can be used not only for wireless RF applications, but also for biomolecular sensing aimed at low-cost disease screening. The main function of the RF chip is to manipulate and monitor the dynamics of protons in water via nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Target biological objects such as cancer marker proteins alter the proton dynamics, which is the basis for the biosensing. The high sensitivity of the RF chip made possible the construction of an entire NMR system around the RF chip in a 100-g platform, which is 1200 times lighter, yet 150 times more spin-mass sensitive than a state-of-the-art commercial benchtop NMR system. The system can become a useful addition in pursuing disease detection in a low-cost, hand-held platform.

Date/Time

May 21, 2012 - Reception 6-6:15pm, Presentation 6:15-7:30pm

Cost


Reservations

https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/12187

Location

National Instruments Building C 1S13

Notes



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Laser and Electro Optics Society

No meeting scheduled at this time.

For more information, contact Ray Chen

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Life Members (LM) Affinity Group - San Antonio

Topic/Title RFID technology
Speaker Paul Hartmann of RF SAW, Inc.
Abstract

A program on RFID technology will be presented by Paul Hartmann of RF SAW, Inc.  Paul has been an active leader in IEEE and the Communications Society for many years.

Date/Time Thursday, May 17, 2012
11:30 AM
Location Lion & Rose British Restaurant and Pub, 842 NW Loop 410 (Park North Shopping Center), San Antonio, Texas
Cost


Reservations So that we may have an accurate headcount, please contact Tom O'Brien (t.p.obrien@ieee.org or 210.481.3443) for a reservation by 5 PM, May 15th.

Notes
We will order individually from the regular lunch menu.  Separate checks will be provided.


More information on LM: http://www.ieee.org/societies_communities/geo_activities/life_members/index.html

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Power and Energy Society - Austin (PES)
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/pes/centraltexas/austin

Topic/Title Emergency Generator Sizing Pitfalls
Speaker Dave Loba, Generac Power Systems Inc/Waukesha-Pearce Ind.
Abstract The presentation will include:
• Methods and calculations for proper sizing of engine-generators
• Examining the alternator and engine responses to different types of loads
• Various techniques to optimize engine-generator performance.
• Limitations of traditional generator sizing programs
• Dealing with load uncertainty in new construction
• Recognizing leading power factor pitfalls
Date/Time  May 22nd
6:00 PM Social
6:30 to 7:00 PM Dinner
7:00 to 7:30 PM Business Meeting
7:30 to 8:30 PM Program 9:00 PM room closes for the benefit of long distance drivers and early risers
Location El Gallo Mexican Restaurant, 512-444-2205 2910 S Congress (directions below) Austin, Texas.  See the map linked from the Website
Cost $11 or $13 for IEEE members and accompanying spouses
$14 or $16 for non-IEEE members
$2 for Drinks
Student members FREE and $2 for specials,
$3 student visitors, and non-meal participants
Reservations If you plan to attend, please RSVP to this invitation by sending an e-mail to ieee.pes.austin@zxtech.net. For further information, please contact Joel Sandahl via email: jsandahl@zxtech.net.
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Power and Energy Society - San Antonio
http://ewh.ieee.org/soc/pes/centraltexas/sanantonio

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Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES)
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/pses/

Topic/Title SAR for Dummies (or Just how much energy CAN you absorb safely?)
Speaker Mr. Thanh Nguyen, Senior Regulatory Engineer, Dell Inc.
Abstract
Date/Time Tuesday, My 15, 2012 - 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Cost
Reservations Not necessary
Location   Dell Parmer South Campus
  Parmer South Building S4
  Victoria Conference Room
  701 East Parmer Lane
  Austin TX
Notes For more information: Call Dale Ritzen (512) 651-5338 for details and directions
see web site

We encourage you, others in your organization, or other interested parties to participate in our meetings. The PSES meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm, with the program starting at 7:00pm. For further information about the PSES, please contact Dale Ritzen at (512) 651-5338.

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Joint Signal Processing/Communications Society - Austin

http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/com_sp/



Topic/Title

Cloud Computing and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)

Speaker

Dr. Dan Stanzione, Deputy Director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center
Dr. Dan Stanzione, Jr. is the deputy director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Co-PI for TACC's Ranger supercomputer, the first of the "Path to Petascale" systems supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) deployed in February 2008 (at the time, the largest open science supercomputer in the world), and the upcoming Stampede supercomputer, which will be one of the 5 fastest computers in the world when it debuts in late 2012. Prior to joining TACC, Dr. Stanzione was the founding director of the Fulton High Performance Computing Institute (HPCI) at Arizona State University (ASU). Before ASU, he served as an AAAS Science Policy Fellow in the Division of Graduate Education NSF. Dr. Stanzione began his career at Clemson University, his alma mater, where he directed the supercomputing laboratory and served as an assistant research professor of electrical and computer engineering. Dr. Stanzione's research has always focused on getting science impact from advanced computing systems, and includes such topics as parallel programming, scientific computing, and system software for large scale systems. Dan is a member of the IEEE and IEEE Computer Society.

Abstract

Challenges and Trends in Cloud Computing and How TACC is meeting such a challenge

Date/Time

Thursday May 17, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location

AT&T Labs
9505 Arboretum Blvd
Room #220
Austin, TX 78759

Cost


Reservations

http://comsoc051712.eventbrite.com

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Topic/Title

Heterogeneous Processors, Hybrid Systems and Big Data

Speaker

Dr. Peter Hofstee, IBM Fellow
H. Peter Hofstee works at the IBM Austin Research Laboratory on workload-optimized and hybrid systems with a focus on systems for big data and analytics. Peter has degrees in theoretical physics (MS, Rijks Universiteit Groningen, Netherlands) and computer science (PhD, California Inst. of Technology). At IBM Peter has worked on microprocessors, including the first CMOS processor to demonstrate GHz operation (1997), and he was the chief architect of the synergistic processor elements in the Cell Broadband Engine, known from its use in the Sony Playstation 3 and the Roadrunner supercomputer that first broke the 1 Petaflop Linpack benchmark. His interests include VLSI, multicore and heterogeneous microprocessor architecture, security, system design and programming. Peter has over 100 patents issued or pending.

Abstract

Technology constraints increasingly allow heterogeneous processors, that combine multiple types of compute cores sharing memory, and hybrid systems, where different types of processors are combined at a system level, to gain a market advantage in spite of the challenges associated with programming such systems.

This talk will briefly review the experience gained with the Cell Broadband Engine processor, including some of its applications in high-performance computing and embedded systems. Next the role of heterogeneity in commercial systems is discussed, and a hardware and software approach is discussed that allows for the integration of reconfigurable accelerators in high-performance and commercial systems.

Date/Time

Thursday May 24, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location

AT&T Labs
9505 Arboretum Blvd
Room #220
Austin, TX 78759

Cost


Reservations

http://comsoc052412.eventbrite.com

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Joint Communications and Signal Processing Society - San Antonio (Com/SP)
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/satx

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Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society

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For further information, contact David Akopian david.akopian@utsa.edu

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Technology Management Council - Austin
http://www.austin-tmc.org/

Topic/Title No meeting scheduled at thist time
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Notes Receipts and Certifications for PDHs will be available.  Doug will have a limited number of copies of his book available for purchase.

int meeting with the Women in Engineering chapter

Contact Leslie Martinich (lmartinich@ieee.org) for more information about the Austin TMC.

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Technology Management Council - San Antonio (TMC)

http://webinabox.vtools.ieee.org/wibp_home/index/CH05214
Topic/Title TMC SA has no scheduled meetings for May
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Women in Engineering Affinity Group
http://www.austin-wie.org/

Topic/Title No meeting scheduled at thist time
Speaker
Date/Time
Location
Cost
Registration
Notes Receipts and Certifications for PDHs will be available.  Doug will have a limited number of copies of his book available for purchase.

Joint meeting with the Austin Technology Management Council chapter

Contact Leslie Martinich (lmartinich@ieee.org) for more information about the Austin TMC.

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Conferences, Other Meetings and Events

Local IEEE Conferences, Events or Workshops

May 3, 2012: The Engineering Projects In Community Service - in - IEEE
(EPICS-in-IEEE)

EPICS is an IEEE humanitarian initiative. This initiative, in its third year, will empower IEEE members to work with non-profit community organizations and high school students on community service-related engineering projects with the objective to increase student interest in pursuing an engineering-related career path. We now  have nearly two dozen such projects running in IEEE  sections all over the world and are currently seeking  proposals for additional projects. To promote the  initiative, and to provide opportunity for IEEE entities,  the EPICS-in-IEEE committee will be hosting a webinar.

For further details,  please visit:
http://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/12069


May 14-17, 2012: 2012 IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference, San Antonio

J.W. Marriott Hill Country Resort, San Antonio, TX, USA
http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=18155

May 30 - June1, 2012: 2012 IEEE International Conference on IC Design & Technology (ICICDT)

Freescale Semiconductor 7700 W Parmer Lane, Austin, TX, USA http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=19537

June 3-8, 2012: 2012 IEEE 38th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)

Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX.  http://www.ieee-pvsc.org/


Non-IEEE Meetings and Events of interest suggested by the membership

May 8, 2012: Funding Forum in Austin
Austin, 1-4pm
The Funding Forum in Austin is open for Entrepreneur pitches. (If you have pitched before, contact Hall Martin directly to express your interest in this forum). 
Location: Better Business Bureau Conference Center, 1005 La Posada Drive, Austin, TX 78752
Cost to observe: $15 (plus applicable fees)
See web for further information. 


May 8, 2012: Agile Austin Monthly Meeting
Time:     6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location:     BancVue Offices, 4516 Seton Center Parkway Suite 300, Austin, TX 78759
Speaker:     Rick Holmberg - VP Engineering, KM-Ware Solutions
Title:     Distributed Agile: Avoiding the pitfalls
 
Description:     We will talk about how a software development organization can be successful using the Agile Development model in a distributed, offshore resource environment. This session will feature an in-depth discussion of the proper key roles and responsibilities needed, the best management and development tools, as well as defining the critical processes essential to making it all work. Rick will be giving tips and tricks that he has learned while leading Agile teams in a distributed environment.
 
Speaker Bio:     With more than fifteen years of software development and Project Management experience and over 6 years working with Agile in a distributed environment he provides unique insight into the practices and tools needed to succeed at agile software development. He has experience across many technologies including Mobile applications, Web applications, cloud computing and SaaS implementations covering many industries. Rick has spoken at the Agile Business Conference in London in 2011 as well as many companies. Rick has an MBA with a concentration in International Business. He also has his PMP and is a Certified Scrum Master.
 
Additional Information
Cost:     Free
Map Directions:     To get to BancVue from rom US 183 take Braker Lane Exit and turn East on Braker. Seton Center Parkway is the first left on the East side of Braker Ln. BancVue is in the first office building to the right on Seton Center Parkway. (map)
More Info:    http://www.agileaustin.org or info@AgileAustin.org
Agenda:     6:00 - 6:30 PM Sign-in, Networking
6:30 - 9:00 PM Announcements and Presentation

May 11, 2012: Lunch & Learn Business Briefing covering The JOBS Act & The America Invents
Act: New Statutory Synergies Supporting Startup Success

Please join the global intellectual property law firm of HULSEY, P.C. at a Lunch & Learn Business Briefing.  Attend in person at IC2 Institute: On May11, 2012 at the IC2 Institute, 2815 San Gabriel Avenue, Austin, Texas from 11:30 a.m. to 1:05 p.m.
·        This will be limited to the first 55 participants registering and there is no cost.
·        To register for this event, visit http://www.HulseyIPLaw.com/JOBS_Act_IC2.html
 ATTEND VIA THE WEB:
·        To register for the Live Webinar of this event, visit http://www.HulseyIPLaw.com/JOBS_Act_Webinar.html

Hulsey, P.C. has requested 1.5 hours (including .5 hours of ethics) of Texas CLE credit for this event.

May 16, 2012: Door64 Happy Hour (North Austin)
Who: Door64.com members
When: Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 / 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: The Park, 11601 Domain Drive #200, Austin, TX 78758 [Map]
How (much): Free!
Food: Provided!
Why: Expand your local network, maybe see some familiar faces, have a good time. So why not?
Parking: Lots of free parking in lot next to The Park, and in the garage across the street.
See more on the web


May 17, 2012: Door64 Happy Hour (Downtown Austin)
Who: Door64.com members
When: Thursday, May 17th, 2012 / 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Six Lounge, 117 West 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701 [Map]
How (much): Free!
Food: Provided!
Why: Expand your local network, maybe see some familiar faces, have a good time. So why not?
Parking: Paid parking available in the lot behind Six Lounge, on the street (as available), and valet. And remember to thank our Austin City Council since parking on the street is NO LONGER FREE after 6 PM.
See more information on the web

May 17, 2012: Austin Innovators and Entrepreneurs Series

Thursday, May 17 | 5:00-7:30 pm 
 
Join us for the next Austin Innovators and Entrepreneurs event, sponsored by the Austin Chamber of Commerce, IBM Venture Capital Group, and Austin IBM Innovation Center.  Our speakers will discuss innovations around Formula 1 technology and Smarter Planet solutions. 
 
This series will feature Bruce Knox, Executive Vice President, Circuit of the Americas, Jim Colson, IBM Fellow, Chief Technical Office, Industry Solutions, IBM Software Group and the winner of the February Fishbowl drawing: Derek Grillo, Product Lifecycle Manager, Stryker Orthopedics.
 
Don't miss this opportunity to grow your network by meeting investors, the Austin Chamber of Commerce, IBM resources and key start-up business influencers. Details available in this flyer.  

June 23, 2012: SpaceUp Austin 2012
Are you interested in space?  Have you seen the recent news from Google about their ambitious space exploration venture?  Join us for SpaceUp Austin on Saturday, June 23rd, a barcamp-style unconference for both students, enthusists, and professionals to have open conversations about the future of space exploration and commercialization!

June 29, 2012:Austin's Painpoint Job Fair
Over 50 candidates have already registered, some from as far away as Chicago to attend this focused software job fair on June 29th.  A limited number of tables are available for companies hiring Java, .NET, Software QA, or UI/UX developers.  Visit:  Attendee Registration | Employer Registration.

August 3-4, 2012: Texas Linux Fest 2012

Texas Linux Fest 2012 will be held Aug. 3-4 at
the Norris Conference Center in downtown San Antonio.

In its third year, Texas Linux Fest 2012 brings the latest
developments in Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) to the public, and
provides a wide variety of sessions to accommodate everyone from the
newest beginner to the most seasoned developer.

In addition, the event also features an exhibition hall where the
latest Linux distros and FOSS programs will display their wares.

The Call for Papers for Texas Linux Fest 2012 opened April 15, and
speakers are encouraged to get their proposals in early. A more
detailed announcement is forthcoming. The deadline for submissions is
June 1 and speakers will be notified on June 15.To submit your talk
for consideration, email the following information to
info@texaslinuxfest.org

For more information, visit http://www.texaslinuxfest.org

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Miscellaneous

April issue of IEEE-USA Today's Engineer includes these features:

CAREER FOCUS
  • Computer Science PostDocs
YOUR CAREER, YOUR LIFE
  • Dos and Don'ts of Working with Corporate Recruiters
  • Get Employers to Notice You
FROM THE ENGINEER'S DESK
  • Backscatter: From Film Star to Frequency-Hopping Inventor
  • Remembering the 'Ultimate Team Player,' George McClure
LICENSURE & REGISTRATION
  • NCEES's Evolution, plus a Recap of the 2011 Electrical and Computer PE Exam Results
TRANSPORTATION
  • Will Electrified Vehicles Ever be Profitable?
HEALTHCARE
  • Quality Healthcare: A Right, a Privilege, a Responsibility and a Concern
SHORT CIRCUITS
  • Your Engineering Heritage: Inventors’ Responses to the Sinking of the RMS Titanic
  • World Bytes: To the Depth of the Ocean
  • Tech News Digest

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Events and Information

May 3, 2012: The Austin Forum on Science, Technology & Society
5:45-6:30 p.m. Networking Reception
6:30-7:30 p.m. Presentation and Q&A
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University, Amphitheater (Room 204)
FREE and Open to the Public 
"Using Technology to Refine Physical Education in the 21st Century" with Jen Ohlson, Founder/President of Interactive Health Technologies; Best-selling author; Director; and Producer 
http://www.austinforum.org 
RSVP: info@austinforum.org 

June5, 2012: SciGirls Connect Professional Development
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The University of Texas at Austin
FREE to attend
Space limited to 30 educators
 
Participants attending a full day workshop will:
  • Learn latest research for exciting and engaging girls (and boys) in STEM
  • Experience FOUR hands-on STEM activities such as using dough to teach circuits, designing their own wind measurement machine and creating your own experiment to identify mystery plastics
  • Leave with curriculum for 20 hands-on, video enhanced activities that put a creative twist on teaching STEM
  • Learn how to modify any activity to excite and engage kids in STEM using the SciGirls Seven
  • Discover additional online resources that enhance teaching and learning experiences for all kids
Get all the details and register to attend at
http://txgcp.org/scigirls/.


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Tips, Tools and Gadgets

This has been a busy month so I do not have an article for this issue.  I hope to have one in time for the June issue. 

If you have comments, or suggestions as to something I should mention in a future issue, please let me know at john.purvis@ieee.org.  I look forward to reading your comments and suggestions.