IEEE Central Texas Section

THE ANALOG

Volume 57-11

November 2013

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



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

IEEE Member Newsletter http://theinstitute.ieee.org


General Interest


Chairman's Column

It is the time of year for Chapters to start planning for next years activities. Elections of new officers should be completed this month and reported. Chapter budgets for 2013 are due to the Section Treasurer by November 30th.

This is the the start of the IEEE membership renewal season, by now you should have received your membership renewal reminder. In conjunction with IEEE-USA, IEEE has a special offer for US members. Refer a colleague to IEEE. If they join before December 31, they'll get a $25 discount off their first year membership, and you'll get a gift. Go to http://ieee.fluidsurveys.com/s/ieee-usa/ to refer them now.

GlobalSIP is a new flagship IEEE Signal Processing Society conference that will be held in Austin Dec. 3-5, 2013. The focus of this conference is on signal and information processing and up-and-coming signal processing themes. It is comprised of 18 concurrent symposia that are tied together through co-location, common timing, a shared plenary, non-overlapping oral lecture sessions, parallel poster sessions, and a single registration fee.  For more information and registration go to http://www.ieeeglobalsip.org/.

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

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Membership Development

New to IEEE? Want a refresher on the benefits of your membership?

Go to http://www.ieee.org/start  for a step by step approach to maximizing your membership benefits.

ALSO, the IEEE has a special program to support new members with navigating all the benefits of being an IEEE member.  Each month IEEE hosts a New Member Orientation Webcast that typically start at 9:00 AM ET.  These one hour Webcasts are intended to assist new IEEE members in navigating all the benefits of being an IEEE member.  Go to http://www.ieee.org/start and look for the “register now” hotlink on the right of the page.

Not an IEEEE Member?  Have you been waiting for the right time to join?

Join the IEEE this month and receive 14 months of the benefits of being an IEEE member for the price of 12.  Go to http://www.ieee.org/join to begin receiving all the benefits of being an IEEE member NOW.

 IEEE is the world's largest technical society, bringing members access to the industry's most essential technical information, networking opportunities, career development tools, and many other exclusive benefits.  To find out more, go to http://www.ieee.org/membership


Did you know about IEEE – Life Membership

Close to retirement?

Don’t retire your IEEE membership too soon!

IEEE Members who are over 65 and have been dues paying members for over 35 years qualify for IEEE Life Membership with waiver of future dues and begin the next chapter of your life as a IEEE Life Member.  Find our more at http://www.ieee.org and searching on “Life Member”.

The CTS has an active Life Member Program with meetings and activities tailored specifically for those honored members.

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

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News of Interest to the Section

CTS Officer Election Results from the Nominating Committee Chairman
The schedule proposed for the section officer election allowed for petition candidates, and the time for petition candidates has passed with no petitions.   A provisional motion was passed in the CTS Executive Committee in August to elect the slate of candidates by acclamation if there were no petition candidates.  As a result of the lack of petition candidates,  there is no need for an election. 

Congratulations to the CTS officers for 2014-2015:

Chair: Kenny Rice
Vice Chair - Austin: Leslie Martinich
Vice Chair - San Antonio: Ron Seaman
Treasurer: Don Drumtra
Secretary:  Zhuo Li

Tom Grim
Nomination Committee Chairman

Innovation Featured in Latest IEEE-USA E-Books’ Free Offerings to Members
This compilation of some of IEEE-USA’s top stories on innovation looks at what it means, what it is, how to do it, what to think about, how to achieve it and how it might affect some aspect of engineering and how it might affect some aspect of engineering.

Volume 1 begins with an article from IEEE Life Fellow and former 3M Director of Engineering Gerard “Gus” Gaynor, “Innovation: What Engineers Need to Know.” In it he asks, what is innovation?; what are the sources of innovation?; is there a process for innovation?; what are the organizational requirements?; and who are the innovators? Gaynor stresses that the innovation framework includes an understanding of all these things.

“The Best of Today’s Engineer: On Innovation – Volume 1” can be downloaded for free to IEEE members at http://www.ieeeusa.org/communications/ebooks/files/a29jlwk0/Best-of-TE-Innovation.pdf. The nonmember price is $5.99.

Congratulations to new Senior Members
Central Texas Section members David Endres and Jian Li were elevated to Senior Member at the September meeting of the last Admission & Advancement Review Panel meeting.

IEEE Electrifies SXSW 2014 with Keynote Speaker Adam Savage and Featured Speakers Dean Kamen, Dr. Leslie Saxon and James Williamson
IEEE Speaker Series energizes SXSW audiences with presentations from innovators in entertainment, technology, healthcare, and music

IEEE, the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today unveiled its co-curated lineup of keynote and featured speakers for the 2014 South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festival, scheduled for March 7 – 16, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Following its well-received SXSW 2013 “Open Future Series”, IEEE will once again bring a diverse roster of creative visionaries and technology innovators to the annual interactive, film, and music event. The 2014 IEEE Speaker Series includes global leaders spanning a variety of disciplines including entertainment, technology, healthcare, and music.

Find out more at http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ieee-electrifies-sxsw-2014-keynote-154200396.html

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Continuing Education


IEEE Spectrum Tech Insider Webinars
Learn from industry experts about latest technology advances via our free Tech Insider Webinars. This page lists upcoming and available 'on demand' Tech Insider webinars. All the live webinars are archived and are available on demand for 12 months. IEEE members can also earn PDH certificates for each webinar. Go to http://spectrum.ieee.org/webinars

IEEE Computer Society Webinars
Register now for our latest free live technical webinars. Or check out our past webinars at your convenience.  See  http://www.computer.org/portal/web/webinars/Register-for-a-Webinar for more information. 

IEEE ComSoc Training
See http://www.comsoc.org/training/training-calendar for a list of upcoming courses. 

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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 Garcia, email: ogarcia21@mail.stmarytx.edu

Texas State University - San Marcos
Faculty Adviser: Larry Larson, email: Larry.Larson@txstate.edu
Branch Chair: Alexander Katrenick, email: ak1338@txstate.edu

Trinity University - San Antonio
Faculty Adviser: Farzan Aminian, email: faminian@trinity.edu
Branch Chair: Zachary Meicler Garcia, email: zmeicler@trinity.edu

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

University of Texas at San Antonio
Faculty Adviser: Shuo Wang, email: Shuo.Wang@utsa.edu
Branch Chair: Patrick Stockton, email: pstockton@ieee.org

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Calls for Volunteers

K-12 Information
Future City is currently seeking judges for the upcoming competition to be held at Texas State University in San Marcos. Last year the coordinator was Dawn Roberson and Kenny Rice served as moderator. This year the program is being run by skillpoint alliance. The Texas State IEEE student branch helps with this activity.

Please consider volunteering as a judge. Get more information at
http://futurecity.org/region/competition-judges

Some of the judging can be done from your home. Please check this out

I would like to make the IEEE more visible in the K-12 education community. This can be best be done by our member participation in these activities.

This link will take you to the the IEEE-USA Precollege Education page. I intend to promote this website to our members, to teachers, and to parents.

http://ieeeusa.org/volunteers/committees/pec/index.html

I am looking for your help.

Please contact me, Albert Lozano, if you would like to help me in this endeavor. My phone is
210-432-8636 and my email is alozano2915@sbcglobal.net 

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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

Novel Single-Source Integral Equation for Accurate Quasi-Magneto-Static Modeling of Current Flow in 3D Conductors

Speaker

Vladimir Okhmatovski, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Abstract

Accurate modeling of current flow in 3D conductors has important applications in signal
integrity analysis of high-speed interconnects, time-domain analysis of power delivery in
transmission lines, and various other areas. In our recent work (Menshov, IEEE T-MTT, Dec.
2012) we proposed a new rigorous single source integral equation for magnetostatic analysis of
2D transmission lines and full-wave transverse-magnetic scattering on cylinders of arbitrary
cross-sections. The new integral equation is derived from the classical Volume Electric Field
Integral Equation (V-EFIE) through representation of the internal field in the object in the form
of the single-layer ansatz. This converts the V-EFIE into the form of a surface integral equation
featuring only a single unknown function on the surface of the object. It also features a product
of surface and volume operators, terming new equation the Surface-Volume-Surface EFIE (SVSEFIE).

The SVS-EFIE equation was shown to be rigorous in nature and produce error controllable solution of the magnetostatic and full-wave problems in 2D. In this seminar, we discuss generalization of the SVS-EFIE formulation to 3D for the magnetoquasi-static analysis of current flow in conductors of arbitrary cross-sections. Such analysis has been foundational to the inductance extraction problems (Kamon, et.al., IEEE T-MTT, Sep. 1994) in VLSI interconnects, bond-wires, and other types of transmission lines. Due to its rigorous nature, the proposed new 3D SVS-EFIE formulation produces the same accuracy as the V-EFIE based solution but with a substantially reduced number of degrees of freedom in its moment method discretization: The number of unknowns in the proposed SVS-EFIE is approximately the square-root of the number of degrees of freedom in the standard V-EFIE.

Date/Time

Nov. 1 2013, Friday, 10:30 am

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Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA)
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/ceda


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The CEDA chapter normally meet on the 3rd Thursday 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 zhuoli@ieee.org.

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


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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. IIf you have any questions about this meeting or this group, please contact zhuoli@ieee.org.
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Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) - Austin
http://cpmtaustinchapter.org/

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Computer Society - Austin (CS)
http://www.austin-cs.org/

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

Topic/Title Meeting the Cybersecurity Challenges and Needs of the Nation.
Speaker Dr. Gregory B. White
Director of the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS)
Associate Professor of Computer Science at UTSA

Dr. Gregory White has been involved in computer and network security since 1986.  He spent 30 years with the Air Force and Air Force Reserves.  He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University in 1995 conducting research in the area of Computer Network Intrusion Detection and he continues to conduct research in this area today.

Dr. White has been involved in security instruction for many years.  He taught at the U.S. Air Force Academy for seven years where he developed and taught courses on Computer Security and Information Warfare.  He helped build the nation’s first undergraduate information warfare laboratory while at the Academy and twice received the Academy’s Computer Science Research Excellence Award.  At UTSA Dr. White continues to develop and teach courses on computer and network security.  He has also been very active in the development and presentation of cyber security exercises for states and communities around the nation and with the development of training designed to help states and communities develop viable and sustainable cyber security programs.  He very active in development of cyber security competitions and was instrumental in the development of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition and the CyberPatriot National High School Cyber Defense Competition.

Dr. White has written numerous articles and conference papers on computer security.  He is also the co-author for five textbooks on security and has written chapters for two others.  His current research interests include an examination of organizational issues affecting computer security, high-speed intrusion detection, infrastructure protection, community cyber incident response, and the development of the Community Cyber Security Maturity Model (CCSMM).
Abstract The threat of cybersecurity attacks to communities, states, and the nation is growing.  Reports of individuals and organizations attacking various parts of the nation’s critical infrastructures are no longer a rare occurrence in the media.  Nationally, leaders in the government have called for thousands of individuals to enter the security career field.  This talk will address this growing need for security professionals and how the nation is attempting to meet this need.  It will also include a discussion of how state and local governments can, and should, get involved in encouraging a “culture of security”.
Date/Time Tuesday, November 19, 2013; Dinner 6:30, Networking 7:15, Program 7:30
Location Conference Room B, University Center, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX
Cost Dinner will be in the St. Mary’s Cafeteria downstairs in the University Center.  They have an all you can eat buffet for $8.50 plus tax.  Each person will pay for his or her own meal.  We will have a block of tables so we can sit together – look for Small IEEE Computer Society Signs on the tables.  Dinner is optional. You are welcome to skip dinner and come only to the technical presentation.
Reservations Not Required but for head count please email Dr. Djaffer Ibaroudene, dibaroudende@stmarytx.edu , or call (210) 431-2050
Notes
See our website for directions and parking,
 http://www.ieee-cs-cts.org
You can see more about this meeting at:
https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/21175

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

Topic/Title Mobile Security:  What's Hot and What's Not?
Speaker Dan Sharoni
Speaker Bio Mr. Dan Sharoni is a strategic architect and subject matter expert (SME) in the emerging enterprise mobility ecosystem. He focuses on aligning growing enterprise analytics, productivity and security requirements with transformative smart mobile devices, such as iPhone and iPad. Mr. Sharoni was the Emerging Enterprise Mobility Lead at Accenture Technology Labs as an executive, technology innovator and project manager. He has over fifteen years of experience in emerging mobility, wireless network, Web 2.0, multimedia & collaboration.  Dan is a practitioner of the complete Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC),  as well as an Agile practitioner as a Certified Scrum Master (SCM). He has brought wide and deep architectural knowledge in leading enterprises including Accenture, Hewlett Packard and Adobe.  He is passionate about distributed computerized music with research work presented at SIGGRAPH and JAVAONE.  Mr. Sharoni holds two US Patents,   Currently Dan is at the McCombs Graduate School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating as M.Sc. in Technology Commercialization.  Dan holds Mr. Sharoni holds two US Patents, a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. Currently Dan is at the McCombs Graduate School of Business at UT graduating as M.Sc. in Technology Commercialization.
Abstract A quick overview of enterprise mobile security around the BYOD at the current state of the market covering existing anddeclining mobile platforms
Date Nov 20, 6:30 p. m.
Location PoK-e-Jo's Restaurant, 2121 W. Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village, Austin TX 78727
Cost $5 minimum cost for restaurant, supper optional at extra cost.
Reservations Not required.  All interested parties are invited to attend.  For more information, go to:  http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/cn/index.html
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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EducationSociety

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

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

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

Topic/Title Advances in Neural Engineering Research and Education
Speaker Dr. Metin Akay, John S. Dunn Professor of Biomedical Engineering ,  University of Houston, a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society
Abstract Neural Engineering is a new discipline which unites engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, and mathematics with cellular, molecular, cognitive and behavioral neurosciences, to understand the organizational principles and underlying mechanisms of the biology of neural systems, and to study the behavior dynamics and complexities of neural systems in nature. Therefore, it deals with many aspects of basic and clinical problems associated with neural dysfunction including representation of sensory and motor information, electrical stimulation of the neuromuscular system, analysis and visualization of complex neural systems from the single-cell to the system levels,  as well as development of novel electronic and photonic devices and techniques for experimental probing, neural simulation studies, development of human-machine interfaces, and artificial vision sensors and neural prosthesis.

    Neuroscience has become a more quantitative and information-driven science since emerging implantable and wearable sensors from macro to nano and computational tools facilitate collection and analysis of vast amounts of neural data.  Complexity analysis of neural systems provides physiological knowledge for organization, management and mining of neural data with advanced computational tools. Investigations of complex neural systems and processes require an extensive collaboration between biologists, mathematicians, physicists, computer scientists and engineering to improve our understanding of complex neurological process from system to gene.
Date/Time Friday, 1 November, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Cost
Reservations https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/21327
Location

Bjorn’s Audio Video
  14123 Hwy 281 North
  San Antonio,  Texas

Notes This is a joint meeting with the Communications and Signal Process joint chapter. 

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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 IEEE GOLD will be having a happy hour event tentatively on 11/21 at the Flying Saucer in San Antonio. 
Speaker


Abstract
Date/Time

November 21

5:30pm

Cost
Reservations

Please send an email to Devon Ryan <devon.ryan@ieee.org> with your name, email address and IEEE society memberships. 

Location

Flying Saucer

11255 Huebner Rd #212
San Antonio, TX 78230

Notes

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 (I&M)

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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

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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/PELS/IAS/IES)
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/pes/centraltexas/austin

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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 Product Safety Engineering Society Symposium - Recap of the Symposium held in Austin
Speaker Gary Schrempp, Dell and other contributors
Abstract This meeting will cover the high points of the product safety symposium for those who were unable to attend the symposium. Please note that this is our combined November/December meeting. There will be no other CTPSES meetings in November and December other than this one.
Date/Time December 10, 2013 / 7:00 – 8:30pm
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Location Dell Parmer South Campus, Building 4, Victoria Conference Room (just inside the door).
Notes What did you miss this year?  With all of the events held, some simultaneously, it was impossible to get to everything.  Take a minute to reflect on the great presentations, fun events, and friends reconnected as we go through the highlights of this year’s Symposium.  We will also take a look at the plans for next year.

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://sites.ieee.org/ct-comsp/



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

Topic/Title

Advances in Neural Engineering Research and Education

Speaker

Dr. Metin Akay, John S. Dunn Professor of Biomedical Engineering ,  University of Houston, a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society

Abstract

Neural Engineering is a new discipline which unites engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, and mathematics with cellular, molecular, cognitive and behavioral neurosciences, to understand the organizational principles and underlying mechanisms of the biology of neural systems, and to study the behavior dynamics and complexities of neural systems in nature. Therefore, it deals with many aspects of basic and clinical problems associated with neural dysfunction including representation of sensory and motor information, electrical stimulation of the neuromuscular system, analysis and visualization of complex neural systems from the single-cell to the system levels,  as well as development of novel electronic and photonic devices and techniques for experimental probing, neural simulation studies, development of human-machine interfaces, and artificial vision sensors and neural prosthesis.

    Neuroscience has become a more quantitative and information-driven science since emerging implantable and wearable sensors from macro to nano and computational tools facilitate collection and analysis of vast amounts of neural data.  Complexity analysis of neural systems provides physiological knowledge for organization, management and mining of neural data with advanced computational tools. Investigations of complex neural systems and processes require an extensive collaboration between biologists, mathematicians, physicists, computer scientists and engineering to improve our understanding of complex neurological process from system to gene.

Date/Time

Friday, 1 November, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Location

Bjorn’s Audio Video
  14123 Hwy 281 North
  San Antonio,  Texas

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 https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/21327

Notes

This is a joint meeting with the Engineering in Medicine and Biology chapter.  

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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/

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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
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Women in Engineering Affinity Group
http://www.austin-wie.org/

Topic/Title Engineering your Career
Speaker Leslie Martinich
Date/Time Wednesday, November 7, Noon - 1:00 PM  *** LUNCH MEETING ***
Location  Dell Round Rock Campus
  1 Dell Way
  Round Rock
Cost
Registration https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/21243
Notes

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

  • December 3-5, 2013: 2013 IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP)
    Austin Convention Center 500 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin
    Austin, TX, USA
    http://www.ieeeglobalsip.org/

  • December 8-12, 2014: Globecom2014
    IEEE International Globecom Conference is coming to Austin in December 8-12, 2014. Plan is underway targeting 2,000 in attendance to be enriched with technical, Industry and social programs.

    The technical program will provide a high quality and comprehensive

    Coverage of the state-of-the-art research in all areas of communications. The program features will include tutorials, workshops and symposiums presented by leading researchers and experienced academics in more than a dozen parallel technical tracks.

    The Industrial Forum and Exhibition (IF&E) events will provide a comprehensive program tailored to the telecommunication practitioner’s fields of interest, to include current technologies, major implementations, complex IT business systems, regulatory impact assessments, economic models and engineering methods. Sessions will include keynotes, tutorials, exhibits and presentations by experienced industry engineers and managers.

    An outstanding social program is being planned for you and your family’s enjoyment. We will have pre-conference tours, a Texas style Welcoming Reception, an active Guest’s Hospitality Suite, a uniquely structured Banquet with outstanding local talent plus post-conference tours and events. We want to make this one event for the memories that you and your family will remember for many years to come.

    If you are interesting to

    -        volunteer and help in any of the above areas,
    -        interested in speaking opportunity,
    -        interested to get information about having a booth at the exhibit floor

    Then please send your contact information to f.behmann@ieee.org expressing your are of interest and we’ll provide you with more information.
  • IEEE Conference Search can be found at http://www.ieee.org/web/conferences/search/index.html

  • See also http://www.wikicfp.com - A place to organize and share Calls for Papers.


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

November 8, 2013: Austin VMUG  (VMware User Group) Meeting
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline
Building F
14028 North US Highway 183
Austin, TX 78717
Registration: http://www.vmug.com/e/in/eid=1082&source=5

November 11, 2013: CapMac (Capital of Texas Macintosh User Group)
Supercharge that Mac - presentation on upgrading your Mac by OWC (Other World Computing) 7-9PM at Sherlocks, corner of 183 and Burnet Rd. 
See http://capmac.org for further information.

January 11, 2014: Texas Data Day

Texas Data Day 2014 will be hel on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Once again, the event will be held at the AT&T Conference Center on the University of Texas Campus.
See http://datadaytexas.com/ for more information

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

Texas Girls Collaborative Project
The TxGCP Google Group is the best way to be connected in your region with all things K12 STEM - are you connected to the conversation? Join the group in your region of Texas - http://txgcp.org/k12-stem-outreach-google-group/.


Career

The IEEE-USA Career Manager (http://www.ieeeusa.org/careers) is organized into eight categories designed to help you manage and advance in your career:

* Career Management Interactive Workshop
* Salary Service
* Consulting and Entrepreneurship
* Professional Development Webinars
* Employment Assistance and Job Search
* IEEE Online Distance Learning
* E-Book Library
* IEEE.tv

Tips, Tools and Gadgets

Ever need a tool or appliance for a short period, but do not have it available.  Of course you can run out and but it, but if you are going to only use it once that is an expensive solution. 

I came across this "sharing" service that allows you to connect with people in your locality to borrow items https://peerby.com/

I have not tried this out myself, but the concept is interesting. 

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.