The Analog is the monthly newsletter of the Central Texas Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. New issues are published around the first of each month.  The deadline for inclusion of material is the 26th of the month.  Send submissions, comments, questions to John Purvis, Editor, john.purvis@ieee.org. Archives of The Analog can be found on the CTS web site here.


You can always check on all of the upcoming Central Texas Section activities here


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New Central Texas Section Officers

The period for adding petition candidates for the elected Central Texas Section officers ended on October 15th, with no petition candidates.  In anticipation of this outcome, the CTS Executive Committee voted election by acclamation for uncontested candidates in its August 29th meeting. 

Congratulations to the elected officers for CTS for 2016-2017:

Chair....................................Leslie Martinich
Vice Chair - Austin.............Zhuo Li
Vice Chair - San Antonio....Garrett Polhamus
Treasurer..............................Kai Wong
Secretary..............................Don Drumtra
Tom Grim
Nominating Committee Chairman, 2012-2015
IEEE Central Texas Section
t.grim@ieee.org



From the Central Texas Section Chair

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 to the Section Secretary, Zhuo Li. Chapter budgets for 2016 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.

On November 6th you are invited to a IEEE Workshop on Standards and consensus-building in communications. This unique, FREE workshop is designed to teach students, educators and working engineers about technical standards and standards development, and is supported by the IEEE Standards organization. It sponsored by the IEEE Texas State University Student Branch and will be held in San Marcos Friday, Nov 6. For detailed agenda and directions, please register here.

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 Webcasts that typically start at 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM 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 for orientation” 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

Opportunity to make a difference as an Engineer!
As an IEEE member, or simply as an Engineer, we get the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of future engineers AND have some fun at the same time!  See the CTS web site or the URLs below for additional details on the listed opportunities.

Science Fair Judge – Yes it is science fair season again.  There is a number of science and engineering focused schools in the CTS area that host science fairs each year. Commitments are typically a half day.  Below are those upcoming science fairs known to the CTS.
  • Dec 5, John Jay Science and Engineering Academy – San Antonio, For further information about judging, go to http://www.nisd.net/sciaca/partnerships
  • Dec 5, Harmony Science Academy – San Antonio, For further information about judging, contact Kelli @ koberheu@harmonyx.org, or go to the Harmony Science Academy – San Antonio website
  • Dec 10, Harmony Science Academy – Austin, for further information about judging, go to the Harmony Science Academy – Austin website.
  • January 30, 2016, Junior Academy of Science  – San Antonio http://www.arase.org/
  • February 17-20, 2016, Austin Energy Regional Science Festival 2015 – Austin http://www.sciencefest.org/index.php
  • February 25-26, 2016, Alamo Regional Science & Engineering Fair – San Antonio, http://www.arase.org/
  • April 2, 2016, ExxonMobil Texas Science & Engineer Fair – San Antonio, http://emtsef.utsa.edu/

If you look, there are many more local Science Fairs that are listed above.  Pick a school,  register, and go make a difference in the next generation of engineers!

Joe Redfield
CTS Membership Development Chair
J.Redfield@ieee.org
210-744-2968

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News of Interest to the Section

2015-2016 IEEE-USA Government Fellowships: Work with and Advise Government Policy-Makers
IEEE-USA's Government Fellowships provide opportunities for U.S. IEEE members to provide expertise to the U.S government and learn firsthand about the public policy process through personal involvement. Each year, IEEE-USA sponsors four qualified IEEE members to serve as government fellows: one Engineering & Diplomacy Fellow; one Engineering & International Development Fellow; and two Congressional fellows. The Fellows spend a year in Washington -- from September to August each year -- serving as advisers to key U.S. Department of State or U.S. Agency for International Development decision-makers, or the U.S. Congress. The application deadline for all 2016-2017 Fellowships is 15 January 2016.

Applicants from the Central Texas Section have been very successful with this program over the past few years.

Texas Board of Professional Engineers Ethics Webinars
Provides an up-to-date overview of agency activities, case studies, and a review of professional ethics topics.
December 3, 2015, 10-11 a.m., 12-1 p.m. and 2-3 p.m.  
P.E.s renewing the quarter of the webinar will be sent an email notification of the upcoming event.
Registration will open November 3, 2015
 
Each webinar is limited to 1,000 attendees. Registration links for all webinars are posted at http://engineers.texas.gov/webinar.
 
If you are interested in scheduling a live TBPE ethics presentation at your workplace, refer to our outreach page at: http://engineers.texas.gov/outreach.

New Joint Chapter Formed for AESS
The existing Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Chapter has been reorganized into a joint chapter with the Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society. The kickoff meeting will be November 16 at the University of Texas at San Antonio, College of Engineering, BSE Building, Room Number 1.406. The program will be by Dr. Scott Weidner of SRI "The New Horizons Mission to Pluto".

Coming soon: compliance training required for select IEEE volunteer leaders
IEEE is proud of its adherence to the highest standards of integrity and responsible, ethical business conduct around the world. It is important that those who act on the organization’s behalf—both IEEE volunteers and employees—support IEEE’s stellar reputation by adhering to the same standards and expectations.

IEEE has created a robust ethics and compliance program tailored to its unique operation in 190 countries. Given that the world is both complex and changing, this program is designed to ensure that volunteers and employees understand and meet the demands of being a global citizen.

As part of this program, IEEE requires that select volunteers (see which volunteers are affected) who started or continued their position in 2015 complete a set of new compliance education and training classes within 60 days of the start of their term.
  • For those who started their term on 1 January 2015, the deadline is 1 March 2016.
  • For those who have started a term that extends into 2016, the deadline also is 1 March 2016.
  • Note: Those who end their term in 2015 do not need to take this training.
The self-paced online classes will cover several topics, including harassment, conflict of interest, anti-bribery, data privacy, and security. Individual classes vary in length, but they will take on average 2.5 to 4.5 hours in total to complete, depending on your individual volunteer leadership role. Most classes will need to be taken every three years, assuming you are still in a position that requires training.

Taking this training will give you a sense of the culture of integrity, ethical behavior, and leadership IEEE has taken in advancing technology for humanity, as well as better inform you about concrete aspects of compliance at IEEE and best practices for not-for-profit membership organizations like IEEE.

Call for participation: IEEE DIY Project: deadline 7 December
The IEEE DIY Project was created to help encourage and support future makers by allowing them to showcase new and innovative projects. Students and engineers from around the world are invited to submit DIY (Do It Yourself) tech projects to share their ideas with peers and help contribute to existing projects by commenting and voting on them. Each submission must be an engineering project that was built or created using hardware or software. Top projects will be highlighted in a monthly video series and on the IEEE social pages, and in December, five winners will be chosen and will receive Amazon gift cards worth up to US$500.

Read more . . .

Congratulations to new Senior Member
Congratulations to Central Texas Section member Peter Stone for being elevated to Senior Member at the IEEE Admission & Advancement (A&A) review panel meeting held in Montreal, Canada in September.

Free eBook from IEEE USA to IEEE Members

For the month of November, IEEE-USA will offer “The Best of Today’s Engineer: On Licensure - Volume 1,” compiled by Georgia C. Stelluto. This e-book is a compilation of articles that will help the reader understand why one should pursue licensure, the licensure process, exam development, and how to effectively study for and pass the licensure exams. Available 1 November to 15 December.

Get your free e-book (log in to your IEEE Account, add book to your cart, and use promo code NOVFREE at checkout)

For the month of December, IEEE-USA will offer Leading and Managing Engineering & Technology--Book 3: Building a Culture that Develops Leaders and Managers, by Gerard H. (Gus) Gaynor. Gaynor writes about such topics as: “The Basic Organizational Culture,” “Building a Leadership Culture,” and even a “Case Study: IBM’s Silverlake Project”. Look for the special link on 1 December.

50 of Austin's fastest-growing companies unveiled
See which tech companies are in the top 50 fastest growing Austin companies this year. Read More . . .

Central Texas Tech Companies Identified Among the Best Small and Medium Sized Workplaces
Great Place to Work partnered with Fortune to develop a list of the Best Small & Medium Workplaces of 2015. Read our Reviews and rankings for the Best Small Workplaces and Best Medium Workplaces.

Read more: The Best Small & Medium Workplaces in America

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Call for Volunteers

Volunteers needed for The Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA) Science Fair
The San Antonio Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA) Science Fair will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, December 5th at 2123 West Huisache Ave. Check-in time will be at 8:45 a.m. The last day to register is December 2nd. Food and beverages will be provided along with any necessary tools for tabulation and judging. Lunch will also be served and judges will receive a certificate for community service hours. Attached is a judges letter that provides additional information about the San Antonio Young Women’s Leadership Academy and includes a sign-up sheet. Anyone interested in volunteering, can please fill out the Judge’s Information Sheet and return to me via email at christina.bocanegra@swri.org.
 
You can find more information on YWLA here

Volunteers needed for the
Jay Science and Engineering Academy Science Fair
Jay Science and Engineering Academy in San Antonio is holding their annual Science Fair on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.  They still need more judges.  If you already received a notice directly from them, please disregard this notice.  If you are interested or know of someone who is willing to judge, please direct them to the online registration form at the link below.  If you have questions, please contact Ms. Jenny Ostos at jenny.ostos@nisd.net.

Register here

Why I am Still an IEEE Member?

I recently received my certificate from IEEE saying that as of January 1, 2016 I will be a Life Senior Member of IEEE. Among other things that says I have been a member of IEEE a very long time. In fact, I joined IEEE as an Electrical Engineering student at the University of Houston in 1969.
 
I was an officer in the University of Houston Student Branch and in more recent years have been an officer of both the Austin Computer Society Chapter and the Central Texas Section. During those years I have had the opportunity to meet and get to know many colleagues and professionals through IEEE.
 
At one time I felt it was important to be a member of IEEE so that I could receive the various publications that kept me current. Now with the Internet, that is not as important a function, but I am still a member after all of these years because I enjoy the opportunity to mix with my colleagues.
 
To me IEEE is a collection of opportunities. The opportunity to read in the publications about the latest technology. The opportunity to attend meetings, making and renewing connections with others in technology space. The opportunity to share experiences through presentations at conferences and Chapter meetings.  The opportunity to be a volunteer with a Chapter, the Section or a conference.
 
Yes I am still a member of IEEE after 47 years, and hope to be one for many more years to come.

John Purvis III P.E.
john.purvis@ieee.org
http://johnpurvis.wordpress.com
IEEE Senior Member, Past Section Chair, Analog Editor

(PI)²'s Medium Voltage Motor Workshop

The Austin, Texas joint Chapter of Power and Energy, Industrial Applications, Power Electronics, and Industrial Electronics Societies, known locally as (PI)² presented a workshop on medium voltage motors at the TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company facility, located in Round Rock. The workshop was attended by 45 registered attendees, some from as far away as Houston, representing utilities and consultants. TECO-Westinghouse and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) provided the workshop instructors.

Attendees were greeted with breakfast provided by TECO-Westinghouse after signing in. James Janik, TECO-Westinghouse, who helped coordinate the workshop, introduced the morning presenters: Ismael Sanchez on Motor Basics, Gabe Rupertus on Design Basics, and MP Reddy on Specifying Motors. Lunch, generously sponsored by Shermco, was catered local BBQ.

The afternoon session consisted of Troubleshooting by Reed Hamm, TECO-Westinghouse, and Motor Protection by Derrick Haas, SEL. Several door prizes were given: two copies of NEMA MG 1-2014 Motors and Generators, a seat in the next EPRI Motor Rewind Seminar, held at TECO-Westinghouse, an EPRI Motor Rewind Seminar workbook, and several smaller prizes. The prize for farthest traveled went to John Novak (SEL) who had driven up from south of Houston for the workshop!

The workshop concluded after a 2+ hour tour of the TECO-Westinghouse MV motor manufacturing, repair, and testing facility. While on the tour they saw a large 6250 HP Double Armature DC motor from a steel mill (see last photo in CTS web site slide show). At 16 poles, 700 volts, it produces up to 1.5 Million ft-lb of torque. It was not the biggest motor we saw on the tour!

(PI)² is considering a MV Drive workshop for next year, again hosted at TECO-Westinghouse.


James Mercier, PE, and Steve Pearson, (PI)² Past Chairs.

Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Engineers and Evangelists


From Vision to Reality: IEEE's New Entrepreneurship Opportunities

IEEE members have a long history of turning their visions into reality. IEEE's recently launched entrepreneurship resources are designed to help the technical community build an entrepreneurial skillset and bring new ideas to a greater market. ...Read More...

Other articles of interest:

What’s your domain?
Automotive? Check out the activity!

Biomedical devices?  Check out the Medical Device and Technology Summit

We’ll be discussing these domains and others at the Engineers, Innovators and Entrepreneurs’ workshop on February 26, 2016.  More details to come!

Leslie Martinich
CTS Austin Vice Chair
lmartinich@ieee.org


Continuing Education


IEEE Provided
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.

More Than 400 Courses Now Available on IEEE Xplore
It’s easier to find IEEE’s more than 400 online courses now that they’ve been added to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Known as the eLearning Library, these interactive online classes can be found in the library’s Courses section. Based on tutorials and workshops presented at IEEE conferences, the courses were developed and peer-reviewed by experts in their fields. Read more . . .
Computer Society Webinars
Register now for our latest free live technical webinars. Or check out our past webinars at your convenience.  See this site  for more information.
Computer Society 2014 Professional Development Courses
Expand your knowledge base by taking a professional development course in your area of technical interest. Half-day webcast formats (3.5 hours) enable you to quickly get up to speed in a specific technology area without leaving your desk. And each are at a low cost of $49. For a limited time, sign up for three courses and receive the fourth one for free.  See the list of training courses.
ComSoc Training
See this calendar  for a list of upcoming courses.
Other learning opportunities
IEEE e-Learning Library
IEEE Online Education Portal
IEEE-USA Webinars (attendees can earn professional development hours -- PDHs)
Other Sources
CodeAcademy
Learn to code interactively for free

Corsea.org
A web site that provides an aggregate of university course offerings. Their tag line is "Take the World's Best Courses, Online, For Free." They have 16 course categories, most in technology areas from 16 major universities. 

MIT Open Courseware
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. More can be learned here.

Saylor.org: Free Education
The tag line of the Saylor website is "Harnessing Technology to Make Education Free." Although Saylor.org does not grant degrees, students can download a certificate of completion for successfully passing the exam at the end of each course. There are thirteen areas of study that visitors can choose to explore, including Computer Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering.

University of Texas Professional Development
UT Center for Lifelong Education provides several courses (these are NOT free). The list can be found here.

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Career

Articles of interest

CTS Job listing
The Central Texas Section receives job postings from time to time. These are posted on the Section Web site. If you have a job to post to the site, send the information to cts-webmaster@ieee.org

IEEE ResumeLab
IEEE members have a new tool to help gain a competitive edge in the employment process. IEEE ResumeLab is a new online service that allows IEEE members to develop a resume or curriculum vitae using specialized tools tailored for each step of the job seeking process. This new product is added to the list of offerings that assist members as they find jobs and develop their careers.

The IEEE Job Site
The IEEE Job Site has undergone a makeover with new features and easier navigation to better serve IEEE members. Its still easy for IEEE members or IEEE member job seekers to conduct job searches or create and upload a resume, but with the use of HTML5 technology, the site boasts a cleaner layout and crisp contemporary design making the IEEE Job Site more user-friendly.

The IEEE-USA Career Manager 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

My wife and I took the opportunity this past weekend to explore Austin in search of food trucks we had seen featured on the Unique Sweets TV program. We found  Cow Tipping Creamery and Gourdough's for some wonderful deserts. Then we visited  Melizoz’s Tacos for lunch.

We were able to find these fairly easily. There is a web site I came across that will help if you are in search of Food Truck opportunities in Austin (they also cover 36 other cities across the US, including San Antonio, Dallas and Houston) called Roaming Hunger. There are also FREE Apps for both iOS and Android so you can find a truck while on the go.

You can find where trucks are located and when they are open. You can even book a Food Truck for your next event through Roaming Hunger. You can find the top Food Trucks in an area, recommend a new Food Truck you have found, or vote for your favorite Food Trucks.

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. 

John Purvis III P.E.
john.purvis@ieee.org
http://johnpurvis.wordpress.com
IEEE Senior Member, Past Section Chair, Analog Editor


Student Branches and Activities

St Mary's University - San Antonio (http://engineering.stmarytx.edu/ieee/)

Faculty Adviser: Wenbin Luo, email: wluo@stmarytx.edu
Branch Chair: Jorge Padilla, email: jpadilla4@mail.stmarytx.edu

Texas State University - San Marcos

Faculty Adviser: Larry Larson, email: Larry.Larson@txstate.edu

Branch Chair: Alison Chan, email: c_c457@txstate.edu

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TXST.IEEE



Trinity University - San Antonio
Faculty Adviser: Farzan Aminian, email: faminian@trinity.edu
Branch Chair: Sang Choi, email: schoi1@trinity.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrinityIEEE



University of Texas at Austin (http://ieee.ece.utexas.edu/)

Faculty Adviser: Sriram Vishwanath, email: sriram@ece.utexas.edu
Branch Chair: Walter Oji, email: chair@ieeeut.org

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/ieeeut



University of Texas at San Antonio (http://ieeeutsa.com/)

Faculty Adviser: Paul Morton, email: PaulMorton@utsa.edu
Branch Chair: Mark Pena, email: Mark.W.Pena@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ieeeutsa

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Useful IEEE Links

IEEE

IEEE-USA

IEEE Region 5

IEEE Central Texas Section

What's New at IEEE

SocietyNews from IEEE

IEEE Regional News

     

Call for Papers

IEEE Standards Association

IEEEXplore - full text access to IEEE Publications

The Spectrum Online - The Magazine for Technology Insiders

IEEE: The Bridge - IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN)'s signature publication, an interactive digital magazine published three times a year.

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


Other Region 5 Section Newsletters


Conferences, Meetings and Events

Local IEEE Conferences, Events or Workshops

  • November 2-6, 2015: International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD)
    ICCAD is the premier forum to explore emerging challenges, present cutting-edge R&D solutions, record theoretical and empirical advances, and identify future roadmaps for design automation. More information about the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design can be found at  https://iccad.com/

  • November 6, 2015: IEEE Workshop on Standards
    You are invited to an IEEE Workshop on Standards and consensus-building in communications.

    This unique, free Workshop is designed to teach students, educators and working engineers about technical standards and standards development, and is supported by the IEEE Standards organization.

    The Workshop will be held in San Marcos, TX (Texas State University, LBJ Student Center, San Marcos, TX)  just prior to the IEEE Worldwide Standards meeting (Nov. 7-8 in Dallas). 

    Topics include the importance of standards to industry, fundamentals of standards development, case studies on IEEE 802.11 (WiFi) and IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Standards, and an interactive multi-hour consensus-building exercise.

    Why attend?
    • To recognize the importance of standards
    • To learn the economic, political and technical impact of standards
    • To understand the decision-making process for new standards
    • To observe the dynamics of a Working Group

    Register now

  • November 14, 2015: IEEE N3XT
    Will you be N3XT?

    Join a new event focused on the startup and entrepreneurship community. IEEE will be hosting N3XT on Saturday, 14 November 2015 at the MaRS Innovation Centre in Toronto, Ontario. This one-day event will convene the worldwide technical entrepreneur community worldwide with founders from Canada, United States, Spain and Brazil converging to launch this IEEE venture.

    The target audience is founders as well as those who:
    Have an interest in technical entrepreneurship
    Wish to strengthen their business development skills
    Want to learn how to transform their ideas into inventions
    Enjoy connecting with their founder peers and the larger technical startup ecosystem
    And desire inspiration from visionaries sharing their success stories
    By bringing together the technical entrepreneur community, this event will foster collaboration and innovation, as well as provide encouragement and skills building to the entrepreneurs looking to make their mark.

    Visit IEEE N3XT to see the preliminary agenda

    A unique aspect of this conference is the $10 'Virtual Conference Participation' opportunity.

  • November 15-20, 2015: 2015 SC - International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis
    Austin Convention Center

    SC has been at the forefront in gathering the best and brightest minds in supercomputing together, with our unparalleled technical papers, tutorials, posters and speakers. SC12 will take a major step forward not only in supercomputing, but in super -conferencing, with everything designed to make the 2012 conference the most you friendly conference in the world. We re streamlining conference information and moving to a virtually real -time method of determining technical program thrusts. No more pre -determined technical themes picked far in advance. Through social media, data mining, and active polling, we ll see which technical interests and issues emerge throughout the year, and focus on the ones that interest you most.

    Actor and author Alan Alda is scheduled to provide the keynote speech at a November supercomputing conference in Austin. Read more . . .

  • December 1-4, 2015: 2015 IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS)
    San Antonio, TX, USA

    The IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS) is the premier conference in the area of real-time systems, presenting innovations in the field with respect to theory and practice. RTSS provides a forum for the presentation of high-quality, original research covering all aspects of real-time systems design, analysis, implementation, evaluation, and experiences. RTSS’15 continues the trend of making RTSS an expansive and inclusive symposium, looking to embrace new and emerging areas of realtime systems research. RTSS’15 welcomes submissions in all areas of real-time systems, including but not limited to operating systems, networks, middleware, compilers, tools, modeling, scheduling, QoS support, resource management, testing and debugging, design and verification, hardware/software co-design, fault tolerance, security, power and thermal management, embedded platforms, and system experimentation and deployment experiences.

    See http://2015.rtss.org/ for more details

  • January 24-27, 2016: 2016 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS)
    JW Marriott Austin
    110 2nd Street
    Austin, TX, USA

    This is a set of five conferences with a focus on wireless components, applications, and systems that effect both now and our future life style. These conferences main niche is to bring together technologists, circuit designers, system designers, and entrepreneurs at a single event. It was and is the place where these worlds meet, where new processes and systems can be bench-marked against the needs of circuit designers at the bleeding edge of RF systems, where today’s design compromises can trigger tomorrow’s advanced technologies. Where dreams can become a reality.

    Abstract submission deadline: 24 Jul 2015
    Final submission deadline: 06 Nov 2015
    Notification of acceptance date: 16 Sep 2015

  • May 14-22, 2016: 2016 IEEE/ACM 38th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)
    Renaissance Austin Hotel
    9721 Arboretum Blvd

    ICSE 2016 is the premiere worldwide forum for professionals interested in all aspects of software engineering research. Over 1000 academic, industrial, and governmental researchers from dozens of countries—including over a hundred students—attend ICSE. The three-day main conference has multiple tracks reporting on innovative research results as well as on software engineering education and practice. Tutorials, workshops and other collocated events are held before and after the main conference to allow in-depth presentations and discussions of specific topics in software engineering.

    Abstract submission deadline: 28 Aug 2015
    Full Paper Submission deadline: 28 Aug 2015
    Final submission deadline: 13 Feb 2016
    Notification of acceptance date: 15 Dec 2015

    See http://2016.icse.cs.txstate.edu/ for more details

  • May 15-16, 2016: 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MOBILESoft)


  • June 2-10, 2016: 2016 53nd ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)
    Hilton Austin
    500 East Fourth Street
    Austin, TX, USA

    The world's premier EDA and semiconductor design conference and exhibition. DAC features over 60 sessions on design methodologies and EDA tool developments, keynotes, panels, plus the NEW User Track presentations. A diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, from system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives to researchers and academicians from leading universities.

    See http://www.dac.com/ for further details

  • October 23-26, 2016: 2016 IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symposium (CSICS)


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

Texas Tech Pulse Calendar of Texas High Tech Events

Second & Fourth Friday of evey month: TechRanch Austin, Campfire
Come join our entrepreneurial community every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.

Want to connect and network with local tech entrepreneurs? Validate your business idea? Interested in getting more involved with Tech Ranch? Come out for a Campfire!

Campfire is all about connecting you to the larger tech startup community. Every 2nd and 4th Friday at 3:30 PM, we gather interesting, accomplished people from across Austin’s vast entrepreneur ecosystem so you can get the introductions, insight, and help you need to move your business forward, while also helping others.


November 5, 2015: 2015 Workshop on Hardware and Algorithms for Learning On-a-chip (HALO)
Call-For-Poster: 2015 Workshop on Hardware and Algorithms for Learning On-a-chip (HALO)

Collocated with IEEE/ACM ICCAD, November 5th, 2015, Austin, TX, U.S.A.
http://nimo.asu.edu/halo

Background

Machine learning algorithms have made significant progresses, achieving the accuracy close to, or even better than human-level perception in various tasks. Yet hardware implementation of the massively parallel and/or deep learning algorithms is still too expensive in both computation and power consumption. There is a timely need to map the latest learning algorithms to application-specific hardware (e.g., FPGA, ASIC, etc.), in order to achieve orders of magnitude improvement in performance, energy efficiency and compactness. Recent progress in computational neurosciences and nanoelectronic technology, such as resistive memory devices, will further help shed light on future hardware-software platforms for learning on-a-chip.

The workshop organizers strongly encourage the submission of early results in the related topics.  The submissions will be evaluated by the Technical Program Committee. The author(s) of the accepted submissions are expected to present the results in the format of posters at the workshop. Travel support will be provided to students or post-doctoral researchers, at the level of $500 for each domestic team and $1000 for each international team.

Key Topics
  • Synaptic plasticity and neuron motifs of learning dynamics
  • Computation models of cortical activities
  • Sparse learning, feature extraction and personalization
  • Deep learning with high speed and high power efficiency
  • Hardware acceleration for machine learning and computer vision
  • Hardware emulation of brain
  • Nanoelectronic devices and architectures for neuro-computing
  • Applications of learning on a smart mobile platform
 
Abstract Format
One page maximum in US Letter or A4 format.  Once accepted, the authors are required to give a short oral introduction as well as poster presentation.

Travel Support
Travel support for a total of $15,000 is provided to accepted abstracts. The amount for each team will be at $500 (US) or $1000 (international).

Timeline
  • Submission Deadline:  September 30th, 2015
  • Notification of Acceptance: October 3rd, 2015
  • Workshop Date: November 5th, 2015
Submission
Please send the abstract in PDF format to yu.cao@asu.edu, with subject “HALO 2015 poster submission”

Contact
Professor Yu Cao, School of ECEE, Arizona State University, yu.cao@asu.edu

November 6-8, 2015: Barnes & Noble to Host 650 Mini Maker Faires
Calling all Makers: Here’s your chance to “think globally, act locally” and support Maker Faire — and your local bookstore, too.

Make: has partnered with our friends at Barnes & Noble to bring Making to 650 domestic stores for the weekend of November 6 to 8, as part of the Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire program.

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January 16, 2016: Data Day Texas

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. Register here
This will be the biggest Data Day ever.
http://datadaytexas.com

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

Women in Science and Mathematics (WiSM)
While the express goal of this website is to recruit and retain women students in sciences and mathematics at Eastern Illinois University, there is plenty of good information on the site for the rest of us. Readers may like to start with Further Reading, where they can link to media coverage of women in science from around the web. From there, they may select Biographies of Women in Science, where they can access dozens of biographies of women who have made contributions to fields as diverse as chemistry, primatology, biophysics, and astronomy. In addition, the site features links to half a dozen other websites on the topic, from the Smithsonian's photo portraits of women scientists to the San Diego Supercomputer Center's coverage of women scientists from around the world.

STEMblog
STEMconnector is both a resource and a service that is designed “to link those advocating science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education across disciplines and distances.” It seeks to connect diverse educators, professionals, and government officials together based on a love of applied science. The STEMblog, a project of STEMconnector, is updated regularly and focuses its energies on the relationship between business and STEM subjects. Recent articles, for example, have alerted readers to corporate-sponsored prizes for high school science teachers, a recognition of National Engineers Week, and the math behind a new Android app. For readers who are looking to make connections between STEM subjects and industry partners, the STEMblog is an informative site to check back on regularly.

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/.

TryEngineering.org

IEEE’s online engineering education resource for pre-university educators, parents and students, is now available in a new mobile-friendly format.  Visitors can now access the TryEngineering content they love, anywhere, any time on virtually any device including desktops, tablets and smart phones.

Starry Sky Austin

Starry Sky Austin is an educational astronomy program for all. The mission of Starry Sky Austin is to share the enthusiasm and knowledge of the universe with others and in doing so, bring about a sense of wonder and appreciation for our universe. Starry Sky Austin offers programming, stargazing classes, Girl Scout badges, and other exciting ways to get everyone curious about astronomy through an informal approach.

CODE@TACC  

The mission of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), at the University of Texas at Austin, is to enable discoveries that advance science and society through the application of advanced computing technologies. TACC offers STEM programming for students of all ages, building the pipeline for the next generation of innovators. CODE@TACC (Jr. SCI) is a two-week, summer program that exposes rising high school juniors and seniors to a variety of STEM careers by teaching the principles of high performance computing. TACC's K-12 Education Programs Coordinator and FabFem, Mariel Robles, is passionate about increasing the understanding and appreciation of STEM careers as well as promoting gender equity and minority participation in science and engineering. Applications for CODE@TACC open Winter 2015. Stay connected to TACC through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


Local Chapter Activities

The IEEE is organized into Societies and Special Interest Groups.  The full list as well as a link to join each can be found here.  The Central Texas Secion has several Society and  Special Interest Group Chapters with their own local activities as listed below. Note that some Joint Chapters represent more than one Society.

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The Central Texas Section Chapters
AP Antennas and Propagation Society
AESS Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
CAS Circuits and Systems Society
CEDA Council on Electronic Design Automation
COM Communications Society - Austin | San Antonio
CN Consultant's Network
CPMT Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Society
C Computer Society - Austin | San Antonio
ED Electron Devices Society
E Education Society
EMB Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
EMC Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
GOLD GOLD has been rebranded as the Young Professionals
IA Industry Applications Society
IE Industrial Electronics Society
IM Instrumentation and Measurement Society
PHO Photonics Society
LM Life Members - Austin | San Antonio
MTT Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
PEL Power Electronics Society
PE Power & Energy Society - Austin | San Antonio
PSE Product Safety Engineering Society
SMC Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
SP Signal Processing Society - Austin | San Antonio
SSC Solid-State Circuits Society
TMC Technology Management Council - Austin | San Antonio
WIE Women in Engineering
YP
Young Professionals

Antennas & Propagation/Microwave Theory and Techniques (AP/MTT)

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Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA)

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Trustworthy Hardware

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Ramesh Karri
Ramesh Karri is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, from the University of California at San Diego. His research interests include trustworthy ICs and processors; High assurance nanoscale architectures and systems; VLSI Design for Test and Trust; Interaction between security and reliability.

He has over 150 journal and conference publications in these areas. He has written two invited articles in IEEE Computer on Trustworthy Hardware, an invited article on Digital Logic Design using Memristors in Proceedings of IEEE and an Invited article in IEEE Computer on Reliable Nanoscale Systems.

He was the recipient of the Humboldt Fellowship and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He is the area director for cyber security of the NY State Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technologies at NYU-Poly; Hardware security lead of the Center for research in interdisciplinary studies in security and privacy -CRISSP (http://crissp.poly.edu/), co-founder of the Trust-Hub (http://trust-hub.org/) and organizes the annual red team blue team event at NYU, the Embedded Systems Challenge (http://www.poly.edu/csaw2012/csaw-embedded). He served on the 2006 DARPA ISAT study on "Trust in Integrated Circuits".
 
He cofounded and served as the chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Nanoscale architectures. He is a cofounder and steering committee member of the IEEE/ACM Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures (NANOARCH). He is the Program Chair (2012) and General Chair (2013) of IEEE Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST). He is the Program Co-Chair (2012) and General Co-Chair (2013) of IEEE Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerant Nano VLSI Systems. He is the General Chair of the 2013 NANOARCH. He serves on several program committees including DAC 2013, ICCD 2012-2013, VTS 2014 and VLSI-SoC 2013. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security and an Associate Editor of ACM Journal on Emerging Computing Technologies. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Computer Society for 2013-2105.

He has presented invited tutorials on various aspects of Trustworthy Hardware including at 2012 VLSI Test Symposium, 2012 International Conference on Computer Design, 2013 IEEE North Atlantic Test Workshop, 2013 Design Automation and Test in Europe.

Abstract

Hardware security and trust is an important design objective similar to power, performance, reliability and testability. I will highlight why hardware security and trust are important objectives from the economics, security, and safety perspectives. Important learning outcomes of this talk include (i) understanding simple gotchas when traditional DFT, test, and validation techniques are used (scan chains, JTAG, SoC test, assertion based validation), (ii) understand how traditional DFT, test and validation techniques can be used to improve hardware security and trust and finally (iii) understand "Design for Trust" approaches that can provide testability without compromising security and trust.

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November 4th
6:30PM to 8:30PM

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https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/36520

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THE ADVISORY BOARD - BUILDING 7, Suite 100
12357-C Riata Trace Pkwy
Austin, Texas 78727

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Joint meeting with CEDA, ComSoc Austin,  CAS & SSC and Austin Computer Society

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The New Horizons Mission to Pluto

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Scott Weidner
Mr. Weidner has over 32 years’ experience in research and development engineering. For the last 20 years, he has designed, built, tested, and delivered scientific instruments for numerous spaceflight missions. He has demonstrated the ability to lead international teams through the development of new technology for challenging environments that perform successfully on-orbit and lead to significant scientific discovery.

Currently, Mr. Weidner serves as the Project Manager for the Integrated Science Investigation of the Sun (ISIS) on Solar Probe Plus (SPP) mission in which he manages instrument development effort occurring in six different US institutions. The SPP spacecraft will fly within nine radii of the surface of the Sun to discover the fundamental links between the dynamic solar atmosphere and the solar wind, the mechanisms that heat the Sun’s corona and accelerate the solar wind, and the processes that energize and transport solar energetic particles.
Mr. Weidner is also the SwRI lead for the Dual Ion Spectrometer which is part of the Fast Plasma Investigation for the Magnetospheric Multiscale mission (MMS). The MMS mission uses four identical spacecraft, orbiting the Earth in close formation, to make three-dimensional measurements of magnetospheric boundary regions and examine the process of magnetic reconnection. The DIS instruments were developed in Japan by ISAS and the Meisei Electric Company. The detectors for the instrument were supplied from France by IRAP. Calibration was performed at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. The multi-national technical effort required careful management and communication for success.

Mr. Weidner serves as the Instrument Manager for the Jovian Auroral Distributions Experiment (JADE) on the Juno mission to Jupiter. JADE is a suite of electron and ion sensors that measures the full pitch angle distribution of electrons and the three-dimensional velocity-space distribution of ions in Jupiter’s magnetosphere. He led a large team of 35 scientists, engineers, and technicians who designed and built this instrument. He was responsible for budget, schedule, technical leadership, and mentoring of younger staff members on this project. He coordinated the efforts of foreign and domestic subcontractors, worked with the spacecraft vendor to solve accommodation issues, and was the primary JADE point-of-contact for the Juno Payload Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab.

Mr. Weidner led the development of the HI Sensor for the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission. The IBEX payload contains two Energetic Neutral Atom cameras which has made the first global image of the interaction between our sun’s heliosphere and the local interstellar medium.

As Lead Engineer for the Solar Wind Around Pluto (SWAP) Instrument that is flying on the New Horizons mission to Pluto, Mr. Weidner led a team of engineers in the development of the electro-optics, detectors, high voltage power supplies, mechanical packaging, and flight software. He designed the analog front-end electronics as well as the control board electronics and its FPGA.

On NASA’s Deep Impact mission to the comet Tempel I, Mr. Weidner designed the Attitude Propulsion Interface Board (APIB) that was redundantly cross-strapped on the flyby-spacecraft and monitored coarse sun sensors, drove reaction wheels, measured tank pressure, controlled hydrazine latch valves, and included a unique thruster valve drive circuit that provided step-back and hold capability to minimize power during the battery-only long burn on the impactor-spacecraft.

Mr. Weidner has worked on several other spaceflight instruments. He designed the front-end electronics for the Two Wide-angle Imaging Neutral-atom Spectrometers (TWINS). This included the imaging anode, charge amplifiers, time-of-flight electronics, pulse height analysis electronics, and the digital control board and FPGA which processes events in real-time and buffers them for the CPU. He designed the analog electronics for the Ion Electron Spectrometer (IES) instrument on the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission, which is in orbit around the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. He served as the Lead Electrical Engineer for the Medium Energy Neutral Atom (MENA) imager on NASA’s Imager from Magnetopause to Aurora for Global Exploration (IMAGE) mission.

Previously at Southwest Research Institute, Mr. Weidner has been responsible for designing electronic systems for a wide variety of instrumentation projects. He has designed, delivered, and supported ultrasonic in-service inspection equipment around the world for the nuclear power industry. Mr. Weidner designed the digital circuitry for the AUT-EDASTM channel card that integrates an analog ultrasonic instrument with digital processing and control circuits on a VME bus card. He also designed a waveform averager card that averages ultrasonic signals in real time using high-speed ECL circuits, yielding an increased signal-to-noise ratio.

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The New Horizons Mission to Pluto is humanity's first visit to the last kind of planet. Between Pioneer 10 & 11, and Voyager 1 & 2, we've flown by all of the rocky planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars) and all of the gas giants (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune). Pluto belongs to a whole other class of planets, the Ice Dwarf Planets, that are part of the Kuiper belt disk that surrounds our Solar System. We will discuss the mission, the payload, and the exciting results from the July 2015 flyby and our plans for the future.

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November 11th from 6:30PM to 8:45PM

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Cadence Design Systems
12515-7 Research Blvd.
Conference Room #130
Austin, TX 78759

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Food and drinks will be provided.



  Join CTS CEDA on LinkedIn

NOTE: Being a member of the following IEEE Societies makes you eligible to be a member of CEDA: AP, CAS, C, ED, MTT and SSC. However, you need to go to the IEEE web site and sign in to be added as a FREE member of CEDA. See this PDF for detailed instructions.

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 (CAS/SSC)

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Trustworthy Hardware

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Ramesh Karri
Ramesh Karri is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, from the University of California at San Diego. His research interests include trustworthy ICs and processors; High assurance nanoscale architectures and systems; VLSI Design for Test and Trust; Interaction between security and reliability.

He has over 150 journal and conference publications in these areas. He has written two invited articles in IEEE Computer on Trustworthy Hardware, an invited article on Digital Logic Design using Memristors in Proceedings of IEEE and an Invited article in IEEE Computer on Reliable Nanoscale Systems.

He was the recipient of the Humboldt Fellowship and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He is the area director for cyber security of the NY State Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technologies at NYU-Poly; Hardware security lead of the Center for research in interdisciplinary studies in security and privacy -CRISSP (http://crissp.poly.edu/), co-founder of the Trust-Hub (http://trust-hub.org/) and organizes the annual red team blue team event at NYU, the Embedded Systems Challenge (http://www.poly.edu/csaw2012/csaw-embedded). He served on the 2006 DARPA ISAT study on "Trust in Integrated Circuits".
 
He cofounded and served as the chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Nanoscale architectures. He is a cofounder and steering committee member of the IEEE/ACM Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures (NANOARCH). He is the Program Chair (2012) and General Chair (2013) of IEEE Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST). He is the Program Co-Chair (2012) and General Co-Chair (2013) of IEEE Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerant Nano VLSI Systems. He is the General Chair of the 2013 NANOARCH. He serves on several program committees including DAC 2013, ICCD 2012-2013, VTS 2014 and VLSI-SoC 2013. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security and an Associate Editor of ACM Journal on Emerging Computing Technologies. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Computer Society for 2013-2105.

He has presented invited tutorials on various aspects of Trustworthy Hardware including at 2012 VLSI Test Symposium, 2012 International Conference on Computer Design, 2013 IEEE North Atlantic Test Workshop, 2013 Design Automation and Test in Europe.

Abstract

Hardware security and trust is an important design objective similar to power, performance, reliability and testability. I will highlight why hardware security and trust are important objectives from the economics, security, and safety perspectives. Important learning outcomes of this talk include (i) understanding simple gotchas when traditional DFT, test, and validation techniques are used (scan chains, JTAG, SoC test, assertion based validation), (ii) understand how traditional DFT, test and validation techniques can be used to improve hardware security and trust and finally (iii) understand "Design for Trust" approaches that can provide testability without compromising security and trust.

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November 4th
6:30PM to 8:30PM

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https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/36520

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THE ADVISORY BOARD - BUILDING 7, Suite 100
12357-C Riata Trace Pkwy
Austin, Texas 78727

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Joint meeting with CEDA, ComSoc Austin,  CAS & SSC and Austin Computer Society




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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Computer Society (C)

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Trustworthy Hardware

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Ramesh Karri
Ramesh Karri is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, from the University of California at San Diego. His research interests include trustworthy ICs and processors; High assurance nanoscale architectures and systems; VLSI Design for Test and Trust; Interaction between security and reliability.

He has over 150 journal and conference publications in these areas. He has written two invited articles in IEEE Computer on Trustworthy Hardware, an invited article on Digital Logic Design using Memristors in Proceedings of IEEE and an Invited article in IEEE Computer on Reliable Nanoscale Systems.

He was the recipient of the Humboldt Fellowship and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He is the area director for cyber security of the NY State Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technologies at NYU-Poly; Hardware security lead of the Center for research in interdisciplinary studies in security and privacy -CRISSP (http://crissp.poly.edu/), co-founder of the Trust-Hub (http://trust-hub.org/) and organizes the annual red team blue team event at NYU, the Embedded Systems Challenge (http://www.poly.edu/csaw2012/csaw-embedded). He served on the 2006 DARPA ISAT study on "Trust in Integrated Circuits".
 
He cofounded and served as the chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Nanoscale architectures. He is a cofounder and steering committee member of the IEEE/ACM Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures (NANOARCH). He is the Program Chair (2012) and General Chair (2013) of IEEE Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST). He is the Program Co-Chair (2012) and General Co-Chair (2013) of IEEE Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerant Nano VLSI Systems. He is the General Chair of the 2013 NANOARCH. He serves on several program committees including DAC 2013, ICCD 2012-2013, VTS 2014 and VLSI-SoC 2013. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security and an Associate Editor of ACM Journal on Emerging Computing Technologies. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Computer Society for 2013-2105.

He has presented invited tutorials on various aspects of Trustworthy Hardware including at 2012 VLSI Test Symposium, 2012 International Conference on Computer Design, 2013 IEEE North Atlantic Test Workshop, 2013 Design Automation and Test in Europe.

Abstract

Hardware security and trust is an important design objective similar to power, performance, reliability and testability. I will highlight why hardware security and trust are important objectives from the economics, security, and safety perspectives. Important learning outcomes of this talk include (i) understanding simple gotchas when traditional DFT, test, and validation techniques are used (scan chains, JTAG, SoC test, assertion based validation), (ii) understand how traditional DFT, test and validation techniques can be used to improve hardware security and trust and finally (iii) understand "Design for Trust" approaches that can provide testability without compromising security and trust.

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November 4th
6:30PM to 8:30PM

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https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/36520

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THE ADVISORY BOARD - BUILDING 7, Suite 100
12357-C Riata Trace Pkwy
Austin, Texas 78727

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Joint meeting with CEDA, ComSoc Austin,  CAS & SSC and Austin Computer Society


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San Antonio Chapter Web Site


Topic/Title Internet of Things
Speaker Fawzi Behmann of TelNet Management Consulting, Inc.
Fawzi is a visionary, thought leader, author that has been blessed with great academic and career opportunities.  He holds a Bachelor of Science with honors and distinction, Masters in Computer Science and Executive MBA. All this has contributed to a solid base in science, math, logic, technology and business.

This academic foundation empowered Fawzi in his career path in the area of communications and networking spanning supply-chain from service provider with Teleglobe, to equipment vendor with Nortel Networks, to semiconductor with Motorola/Freescale in Canada and USA. Since 2009, Fawzi started TelNet Management Consulting, Inc, offering consulting services to consortiums in the areas of processor technology evolution, clients for IoT, SoC Architecture solutions for key markets and IoT. Recently, Fawzi collaborated with consortiums and offered consultation and proposals for risk-based GIS in the area of public safety to Interior ministry of Ghana and Togo and Strategy and roadmap to ministry of Environment & Water at UAE.

Fawzi is active in international forums and standards activities with ITU, ITRS and IEEE. He is currently the chair of IEEE COMSOC/SP Austin chapter and in 2015 was a recipient of R5 Outstanding member service award and IEEE Communications Society Chapter Achievement and Chapter of the year award across 212 chapters globally representing over 52,000 members.

Finally, Fawzi is a recent co-author of a new book on the future of IoT "Collaborative Internet of Things for Future Smart Connected Life and Business " published by Wiley (June 2015) and is available on Amazon.
Abstract The talk will shed light and respond to some frequently asked questions about The Internet of Things (IoT):

Q1: Is the concept of IoT new?

Q2: What are some of he key drivers influencing the advancement of IoT?

Q3: What are some of the key benefits and examples of collaborative "Smart" IoT?

Q4: Is it too early to talk about IoT KPI (Key Performance Indicators)?

While IoT is still largely unknown amongst the general public, it is expected to make a big impact in 2015 and beyond. Estimates indicate that the number of connected devices will reach 4.9 billion this year, but not everyone is getting excited about this disruptive technology. In addition, various sources point out to 50-200 billion devices connected by 2020.

This presentation will provide a quick overview on the evolution of IoT, explore future opportunities that calls for innovative approach supported by industry initiatives and standards activities. The presentation will provide a few examples addressing smart health & fitness, smart home, smart energy, smart car, smart parking, smart public safety and smart cities.
Date/Time 19-November-2015
07:00PM to 09:00PM
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Reservations https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/36734
Location Richter Engineering and Mathematics Building
Room Number: 107
St. Mary's University
San Antonio, Texas
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Central Texas Consultants Network Affinity Group

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Topic/Title DC Power Distribution is Coming Soon to a Building Near You -- Driven by LED Lighting
Speaker Drew Vigen of ALGLO
Drew Vigen's experience in electrical engineering ranges from designing high voltage infrastructure to electronic/embedded circuits.  He has worked on projects for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Disneyland, and international high-rise hotels.  Later he moved into electrical contracting and systems contracting.  More recently, he has worked on developing electronics and software for building control and automation, remote video monitoring systems, and photosynthesis monitoring and control.
 
Drew founded ALGLO in 2013.  The company is forging technologies disrupting Legacy systems for power distribution in buildings by pioneering Lighting as a System (LaaS).  ALGLO is accelerating the shift to DC power systems in buildings.
 
Drew has been active in management of socially responsible projects at Rotary International and Kiwanis International for decades.  He is an active environmentalist and considers himself a minimalist at heart.
Abstract We are living in a DC world.  Most electrical and electronic devices used in the office and at home today, including LED lights, are powered by Direct Current.  Solar electrical power is DC at the source.  Therefore serious consideration should be given to the use of DC for electrical wiring in the future.  Drew will discuss the theory and physical installation of AC and DC electrical distribution systems, and then explain why Class II DC wiring will be widely used for electrical distribution in buildings in the future.  He will review specific examples of past and present electrical distribution systems for lighting.  Then he will focus on LED lighting as the application compelling the use of Class II DC wiring for power distribution in buildings in the future.
Date/Time 18-November-2015
6:00 to 6:30pm -- Networking
6:30 to 8:30pm -- Business and Program
Location PoK-e-Jo's Smokehouse
2121 West Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village Ave.
Austin, Texas
Cost $5.00 minimum cost for the restaurant.  Supper is optional at extra cost.  Reservations are not required.  All interested parties are invited to attend.
Reservations https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/36662
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Devon Ryan prepared this 'highlight' video of Young Professional activities at SXSW 2015.

Follow the Young Professionals on Facebook

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For more information, contact Mikhail Belkin

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Life Members (LM) Affinity Group

Life members must be at least 65 years of age and have been a member of IEEE or one of its predecessor societies for such a period that the sum of his/her age and his/her years of membership equals or exceeds 100 years. When an individual achieves Life member (LM) status, their basic membership dues and Region assessments are waived on 1 January of the year following attainment of LM status.

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Topic/Title IEEE Central Texas Section Life Members Appreciation Dinner
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Date/Time 14-November-2015
06:30PM to 08:30PM
Location Barn Door Restaurant
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8400 N. New Braunfels Ave.
San Antonio, Texas
United States 78209
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For reservations, contact one of the following.
Albert Lozano alozano@ieee.org (Chair)
Scott Atkinson s.atkinson@ieee.org (Treasurer)
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Joint Signal Processing/Communications Society (COM/SP)

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Recognized as the 2015 ComSoc Chapter of the Year and a 2015 Chapter Achievement Award Winner

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Trustworthy Hardware

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Ramesh Karri
Ramesh Karri is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, from the University of California at San Diego. His research interests include trustworthy ICs and processors; High assurance nanoscale architectures and systems; VLSI Design for Test and Trust; Interaction between security and reliability.

He has over 150 journal and conference publications in these areas. He has written two invited articles in IEEE Computer on Trustworthy Hardware, an invited article on Digital Logic Design using Memristors in Proceedings of IEEE and an Invited article in IEEE Computer on Reliable Nanoscale Systems.

He was the recipient of the Humboldt Fellowship and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He is the area director for cyber security of the NY State Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technologies at NYU-Poly; Hardware security lead of the Center for research in interdisciplinary studies in security and privacy -CRISSP (http://crissp.poly.edu/), co-founder of the Trust-Hub (http://trust-hub.org/) and organizes the annual red team blue team event at NYU, the Embedded Systems Challenge (http://www.poly.edu/csaw2012/csaw-embedded). He served on the 2006 DARPA ISAT study on "Trust in Integrated Circuits".
 
He cofounded and served as the chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Nanoscale architectures. He is a cofounder and steering committee member of the IEEE/ACM Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures (NANOARCH). He is the Program Chair (2012) and General Chair (2013) of IEEE Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST). He is the Program Co-Chair (2012) and General Co-Chair (2013) of IEEE Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerant Nano VLSI Systems. He is the General Chair of the 2013 NANOARCH. He serves on several program committees including DAC 2013, ICCD 2012-2013, VTS 2014 and VLSI-SoC 2013. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security and an Associate Editor of ACM Journal on Emerging Computing Technologies. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Computer Society for 2013-2105.

He has presented invited tutorials on various aspects of Trustworthy Hardware including at 2012 VLSI Test Symposium, 2012 International Conference on Computer Design, 2013 IEEE North Atlantic Test Workshop, 2013 Design Automation and Test in Europe.

Abstract

Hardware security and trust is an important design objective similar to power, performance, reliability and testability. I will highlight why hardware security and trust are important objectives from the economics, security, and safety perspectives. Important learning outcomes of this talk include (i) understanding simple gotchas when traditional DFT, test, and validation techniques are used (scan chains, JTAG, SoC test, assertion based validation), (ii) understand how traditional DFT, test and validation techniques can be used to improve hardware security and trust and finally (iii) understand "Design for Trust" approaches that can provide testability without compromising security and trust.

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November 4th
6:30PM to 8:30PM

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https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/36520

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THE ADVISORY BOARD - BUILDING 7, Suite 100
12357-C Riata Trace Pkwy
Austin, Texas 78727

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Joint meeting with CEDA, ComSoc Austin,  CAS & SSC and Austin Computer Society


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The New Horizons Mission to Pluto

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Dr. Scott Weidner of Southwest Research Institute
Mr. Weidner is an Institute Engineer at SwRI and has over 32 years’ experience in research and development engineering. For the last 20 years, he has designed, built, tested, and delivered scientific instruments for numerous spaceflight missions.

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16 November 2015
3:00 – 5:00 pm

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The University of Texas at San Antonio, College of Engineering, BSE Building, Room Number 1.406

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