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


Follow the Central Texas Section in Social Media
  • Join our LinkedIn group - this group is limited to IEEE members only
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From the Central Texas Section Chair

Message from the Chair—March Madness!

Thank you to all who participated in our terrific February events, especially our E-Week events!  They were well-attended and very interesting!

Check out some great events for March:
On Wednesday, March 2, join the IEEE CAS/SSC chapter to learn about Analog and RF, and
on Tuesday, March 8, join them for Digital, Processor and Memory

On Thursday, March 10, Nick Saulnier will discuss “Creating a Mobile Platform for Cervical Cancer Diagnosis,” in San Antonio.

Life Members in Austin will meet to learn about the 2015 Tech Tour of Europe on Tuesday, March 15.

The PI2 Group in Austin will host Dr. Dale Klein, discussing the Nuclear Industry and Fukushima on Tuesday March 22.  And on the same day in San Antonio, the Computer Society and Communications/Signal Processing will learn about InfraGard, a cooperative effort to protect America’s infrastructure, and Vysk, a mobile security company.

Wow! Ted Lehr will discuss the City of Austin’s commitment to Open Data, Big and Not So Big, on Wednesday, March 23 with the Consultants’ Network!  Be there or be square!

Slice all that in with elections, SxSW and Spring Break!  It really will be March Madness!  So much to do, so little time!

See you at these events!

Leslie Martinich
Chairman, Central Texas Section
lmartinich@ieee.org

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Membership Development

Not an IEEE member and have been waiting to join?

Join now with ˝ year dues!  Join IEEE and receive 10 months of membership for the price of six.  If you have been away from IEEE for more than a year, you can re-join for half price!  http://www.ieee.org/join


Have you renewed your IEEE membership for 2016?

It is easy to forget and easy to put off.  If you haven’t renewed your IEEE membership, or don’t know if you have, go to your MYIEEE account NOW and check at http://www.myieee.org or call 800 678-4333.

Beginning the last week of February, non-renewing IEEE members lost all member benefits.  Renew now and restore your IEEE benefits and don’t miss out on the CTS events coming up in the Austin/San Antonio area.

If you have already renewed, thank you for being part of the Central Texas Section and the IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association.

Did you know about the IEEE Member-Get-a-Member program?

No one knows how beneficial IEEE membership is to technical and career development better than IEEE members.  If you have someone that you’ve been sharing your IEEE experience with you can now do so and get rewarded. Through the Member-Get-a-Member (MGM) program, IEEE rewards your efforts in sharing the IEEE and recruiting new members.  Particulars include:

Professional members can earn $15 for each new Professional member recruited.

Student members can earn $2 for each new Student or Graduate Student member recruited and $15 for each Professional member recruited.

The maximum amount a member can earn during the membership year is $90.

So continue sharing your IEEE expertise and now get rewarded by the IEEE.  For details, see http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/join/mgm.html


Did you know about IEEE – E-Books from IEEE Press?

The IEEE Press has partnered with John Wiley, Inc. to provide 240+ books, which are available to member at no additional cost.  The e-book collection spans a number of today’s technologies across 19 content areas, and include:

Practical handbooks;
Introductory and advanced texts
Reference works
Professional books

IEEE is committed to serve the needs of practicing engineers and members from industry.  The value of this benefit grows ever year the member renews.  IEEE Press will be adding 40-50 books annually.

Access your E-Books by logging on to  IEEE Xplore (http://www.ieeexplore.ieee.org) using  your MyIEEE account.  Select Books and you begin browsing.

Joe Redfield
CTS Membership Development Chair
Region 5 Membership Development Chair
J.Redfield@ieee.org
210-744-2968

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New IEEE Region 5 Stepping Stone Award

When the New Horizons Spacecraft flew by Pluto last July 14, 2015, that event made history in the research of the outer planets.  Pluto was the last of the known planets to be visited by spacecraft launched from earth.  When we learned that Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), headquartered in San Antonio, was heavily involved, Scott Atkinson, felt that the IEEE should provide some recognition of that accomplishment.  IEEE provides an award, known as the Milestone Award for historically significant accomplishments but that recognition requires the event to have been accomplished before twenty five years ago. 

Scott reached out to the IEEE Region 5 History Chair, Theodore (Ted) Bickart, a long time IEEE associate of Scott's to search for an appropriate award to SwRI for their role in the NASA New Horizons Mission.  Ted, who was at the time also on the IEEE History Committee and has participated in many IEEE Milestone considerations and awards, suggested a slight modification of that milestone award might be acceptable and so suggested that the IEEE Region 5 establish an award to be named "IEEE Region 5 Stepping Stone Award". 

Ted and Scott presented that new award concept to the Region 5 Executive Committee last November and there was unanimous support for its creation.  After some tweaking, in February the Region 5 Executive Committee approved the awarding of the very first Stepping Stone Award to Southwest Research Institute for their role in the New Horizons Mission to Pluto.

Two bronze plaques will be cast with the following citation:  This plaque recognizes the historic achievement of NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Project supported by Southwest Research Institute’s engineering, science and program management. The Mission completed the reconnaissance of the solar system with the exploration of Pluto and its moons. On July 14, 2015, after traveling more than 9 years and 3 billion miles, this spacecraft and its support team obtained detailed scientific data that is transforming our understanding of the outer solar system.

The first plaque will be presented in a formal ceremony to SwRI at their San Antonio Headquarters and the second at their offices in Boulder, CO. with dignitaries from the IEEE, and SwRI.



News of Interest to the Section

Former CTS San Antonio Vice Chair Passes
Dr. Ron Seaman, Life Senior Member of IEEE, passed away in San Antonio on 6 February 2016.   In addition to a very successful career as a biomedical engineer conducting research for the US Air Force, Ron was a extraordinarily active volunteer in the Central Texas Section, serving in many roles, including Student Coordinator and San Antonio Vice-Chairman.  He will be fondly remembered by his co-workers, his fellow IEEE volunteers, and the many many students he touched over the years.

Full obituary

New IEEE Membership Forum created in Collabrated
IEEE Collabratec is pleased to announce the formation of a new community exclusively for IEEE members. Inside the IEEE Membership Forum community you will find:
  • Information about the many benefits of IEEE Membership
  • Exclusive offers and opportunities available only to IEEE members
  • Real time announcements of events such as webinars, live streaming on IEEE.tv, and member-only Q&A sessions
  • Recognition of member achievements including grade elevation, awards, or media coverage
  • Access to IEEE Contact Center associates to answer general questions about IEEE Membership
Join the IEEE Membership Forum today!
Texas Board of Professional Engineers Webinars
Upcoming Ethics Webinars
March 9 & March 11, 2016, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Registration is Now Open
 
These quarterly webinars provide an up-to-date overview of agency activities, case studies, and a review of professional ethics topics.
Webinars will be held approximately one month prior to each quarterly expiration date.  Additional webinars are scheduled for June, September and December. Registration for these webinars will open one month prior to each event. Registration links for all webinars are posted at http://engineers.texas.gov/webinar.



Free eBook from IEEE USA to IEEE Members

In March, IEEE-USA E-BOOKS will offer “Shaping an Engineering Career -- Book 1: Responding to Career Challenges--A Personal Journey.”

IEEE-USA’s “Shaping an Engineering Career”  e-book series documents the personal history of selected engineers and describes their journeys in transitioning from entry-level employees to technology professionals or managers.

“Book 1” is the personal journey of author Gerard H. “Gus” Gaynor.

Congratulations to new Senior Members from Central Texas
At the last meeting of the IEEE A&A Review Panel held on 13 February in San Diego, CA the following Central Texas Section members were elevated to Senior Members: Jerod Bond and Doug Kramer. Congratulations to you both!

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Call for Volunteers



Why am I a Member of IEEE?


Steve Pearson
Communications & Programs Chair
 IEEE PES/IAS/PELS/IES Austin Chapter




Devon Ryan
IEEE-USA Board Member
Young Professionals Representative
devon.ryan@ieee.org


Contributed by Qusi Alqarqaz, IEEE Senior Member
http://qusialqarqaz.wordpress.com
qusi.alqarqaz.us@ieee.org



Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Engineers and Evangelists

We had a fabulous workshop on February 26: Innovators, Engineers & Entrepreneurs.  Some of the presentations and videos of the event will be posted soon!

What was your major take-away from the event?  One of mine came from whurley, whose talk, “Stealth Opportunities,” made me think about opportunities where I might not have before.  His presentation was just one of so many inspiring talks. 

What do you think?  Shall we make this an annual event?  Many participants said so.  If you think so, think about how you might make it a reality.  And let me know.
Leslie Martinich
CTS Austin Vice Chair
lmartinich@ieee.org


Tips, Tools and Gadgets

A few months ago one of our IEEE Young Professional, Fabio Gomez, introduced Slack to the IEEE committee we were both on. Since that time I have found Slack to be a very effective tool for collaboration.

What is Slack? Slack is a collaboration tool for groups that was developed under the leadership of Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield. It allows for synchronous communications from a variety of devices. Messages can be sent to groups or individuals
on a Slack Team. The groups are collected in ‘Channels’ and any message posted to the Channel is readable by any member of the Channel. The Channel members can also scroll back to see what messages have been exchanged in the past. (I wrote a more detailed review here).

It is great for non-profits as there is a 'Free' version that includes the essentials. Anyone can create a 'Slack Team' for their company, club or family.

Several of us within the IEEE CTS have begun to use it for planning and discussions (if you are a member of IEEE and you want to join the CTS Slack Team, send an email to john.purvis@ieee.org). I have also set up a Slack channel for the Capital Macintosh User Group (CapMac) that I am active in. In both cases those using this tool have found it very effective in communicating and planning activities.

If you are looking for a low cost, effective way to collaborate, I suggest that you take a look at Slack.

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

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

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


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

  • 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)

  • May 24, 2016: Rock Stars of Big Data
    May 24, 2016 | Brazos Hall | Austin, TX
    Lunch and Cocktails Included

    Register Now for the One Must-Attend Big Data Event of 2016 – Early Special Pricing Saves 25%. Click HERE for Full Details.

    What You’ll Learn –
    • Ways to leverage the big data, dark data and smart data to maximize return on innovation
    • How the need for high-performance, in-memory layers on top of data silos will continue to accelerate, extending the life of these older, siloed systems
    • What technological, organizational, and cultural considerations must be addressed to make big data actionable
    • A universal dynamic data-driven applications model based on data science: inference and prediction from data
    • How to use big data analytics to combat identity fraud
    From These Big Data Experts –
    • Kirk Borne, Principal Data Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton, The Self-Driving Organization: Big Value from Big Data in the Internet of Things
    • James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist; Team Lead, IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub, IBM. Fogs, Logs & Cogs: The Newer, Bigger Shape of Big Data in the Internet of Things
    • Satyam Priyadarshy, Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton, Innovation in the Oil & Gas Industry Through Big Data, Dark Data and Smart Data
    • Stephen Coggeshall, Chief Analytics and Science Officer, ID Analytics, Using Big Data Analytics to Find Identity Fraud
    • Ben Coverston, DSE Architect, DataStax, Eventually Consistent Solutions for an Eventually Consistent World
    • Bill Franks, Chief Analytics Officer, Teradata, Driving Action With Big Data Analytic
    Register today for Rock Stars of Big Data to get the special early pricing and save 25%  - click HERE.

  • 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)

  • November 7-10, 2016: IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD)

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.


April 7, 2016: Austin VMUG UserCon
The Austin VMUG UserCon is bigger and better than ever. Mark your calendar now. You even have the opportunity to share your own virtualization story!  Visit the VMUG Customer Spotlight page for your opportunity to present at the Austin VMUG UserCon.

May 7-8, 2016: Austin Mini Maker Faire

Booked at the Palmer Events Center.
Find out more . . .

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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.


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 Section 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.

You can subscribe to an RSS feed of all Central Texas Section meetings that have been scheduled through vTools here

Click Meetings to see the next 180 days of planned CTS activity.

ALL of the Chapter Technical meetings are open to the public!!!

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)

Chapter Web site


Topic/title

Impact of Mismatch Error on Mobile Phone Simulation for Automotive EMC Testing
&
EMC Chamber Design for Vehicle and Electronic Sub-Assemblies (ESA) Testing

Speaker

Keith Frazier of Ford Motor Company
Mr. Keith Frazier received his BS in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1976.  He has been a practicing EMC engineer for over 38 years with experience in automotive, military, aerospace and commercial electronics with emphasis on system design and testing with respect to EMI and Tempest disciplines.  Keith joined Ford Motor Company in 1990 and serves as Ford’s technical leader responsible for EMC systems design for Ford automotive products, in addition to the development of global EMC requirements and test methods.  He is also an active member of the US Technical Advisory Group supporting ISO and CISPR automotive standards development. 

Garth D'Abreu of ETS-Lindgren
Mr. Garth D’Abreu is the Director, Automotive Solutions at ETS-Lindgren based at the corporate headquarters office in Cedar Park, Texas. He has primary responsibility for the design and development functions worldwide within the Systems Engineering group, specializing in turn-key solutions for Automotive EMC and Wireless test integration. Some of these more complex full vehicle and electronic sub-assembly (ESA) test chambers involve his coordination with the RF engineering team on custom components, and the certified, internal Building Information Modeling (BIM) team at ETS-Lindgren. Due to his considerable industry experience, he is the ETS-Lindgren global subject matter expert responsible for the ongoing research and development of Automotive EMC/Wireless test chambers for Regular, Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles, focusing on combination anechoic chambers, reverberation chambers, GTEM cells, EMP protection applications and wireless device test systems. Mr. D’Abreu is a member of the IEEE EMC Society and active participant in standards development, including the SAE, ISO and CISPR D automotive EMC standards, with over 25 years of experience in the RF industry. He holds a BSc degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering, from North London University, UK.

Abstract

Automotive electronic systems must operate as designed while exposed to the RF energy produced by mobile transmitters including cellular telephones.  Automotive OEMs often verify functional performance using test procedures delineated in ISO 11452-3 [1] and ISO 11452-9 [2].   Test procedures simulate the mobile device via use of a small antenna placed in close proximity to the electronic device.  RF immunity levels are based on a specified net power delivered from a broadband amplifier attached to the antenna via coaxial cable.  The ISO standard makes only cursory reference to minimizing the antenna VSWR and cable loss for accurate delivery of the specified net power.  This paper will focus on the effect of mismatch loss and its specific impact on the error in the actual net power delivered to the antenna.

The design and development of electronic components, and the eventual testing for regulatory compliance, both share the common requirement for a suitable environment for performing EMC measurements. We have seen the development of design techniques over several years and benefited from the test experience as evident in the current versions of the industry standards. The time spent working with the traditional 12 V system has been changing in recent years with the introduction and increasing implementation of electric and hybrid vehicles. This has led to the development of higher voltage and current busses on vehicle platforms and the increasing use of electric motors and inverter drives have led to changes in the design and implementation of these new systems to meet the EMC requirements for regulation and interoperability. Vehicle platforms continue to become increasingly more complex with propulsion, entertainment and safety related systems all having to function reliably without impacting safety or the legacy communications infrastructure. This has driven the need for ever increasing permutations of system operation, operating frequency ranges and immunity levels. This will be discussed in light of current EMC testing and the development of new global standards. This presentation provides an overview of some of the main automotive EMC standards with their current and pending revisions, and looks at the test environment options for meeting the requirements for performing conducted and radiated immunity and emission measurements on whole vehicles and ESA's (Electronic Sub-assemblies).

Date/time

Thursday, March 10, 2016
6:15pm - Light Dinner and Networking
7:00pm - Presentation 1
7:45pm - Presentation 2
8:30pm - Q&A
9:00pm - Meeting ends

Location

National Instruments, Building C, 11500 N. Mopac Expwy, Austin, TX, 78759

Cost


Reservations

https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/38525

Notes

Joint meeting with the Electromagnetic Compatibility Society, AP and MTT Societies.



Topic/Title

Scattering, Metamaterials and Superresolution

Speaker

Prof. Michael Fiddy
Michael Fiddy received his Ph.D from the University of London, and was faculty member at Kings College from 1979-1987.  He moved to the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 1987 where he was ECE Department Head from 1994 until 2001.  In January 2002 he was appointed the founding director of the Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communications at UNC Charlotte.  He stepped down from this position in 2010 and has been site director for the NSF Industry/University Center for Metamaterials which began in 2011. He has been the editor-in-chief of the journal Waves in Random and Complex Media since 1996 and is Deputy Editor of OSA’s recently launched Photonics Research Journal. He has served on the OSA Board of Directors and is a fellow of the OSA, IOP and SPIE.

Abstract

Imaging from scattered fields is inherently a nonlinear problem unless weak or single scattering approximations (first Born or Rytov) can be made. Image reconstruction fidelity depends on the nature of the illumination used and number of scattered field measurements taken.  A finite number of measurements results in infinite ambiguity which has lead to innovative computational methods for selecting an “optimal” image.  Such procedures can also incorporate prior knowledge about the object, trading degrees of freedom for improved information retrieval.  One major focus of such efforts for over half a century has been to achieve significantly sub-wavelength scale superresolution in images.  We have developed a fast inverse scattering method based on nonlinear filtering [1] for strongly scattering penetrable objects.  Its use depends on some prior knowledge of the maximum refractive index or permittivity of the object, in order to determine the number of degrees of freedom associated with the scattering-imaging problem. Interestingly, superresolved features of strongly scattering objects are routinely seen, an effect reported as far back as 1998 (Chew).  Consequently, there appear to be trade-offs one can make between the calculated number of degrees of freedom of the source-scatterer-receiver experiment and the resolution achievable.  There are many ways to recover high resolution information but measuring directly in the near field or encoding that information in the near field is usually preferred.  The role of scattering materials, and specifically custom designed metamaterials, for transferring high resolution information into an image plane will be discussed.  This approach to coding and decoding high spatial frequencies connects to early work by Pendry and the role of negative index materials in imaging.

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17-March-2016
Time: 11:00AM to 12:00PM

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UTA
Room Number: 7.532
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Austin, Texas

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Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA)

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  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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The Annual Review of the ISSCC Conference: Analog and RF

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Ramin Poorfard
Dr. Ramin K. Poorfard received his Ph.D. from University of Toronto in 1995. Consequently, he joined Bell Labs in March of 1995 where he was involved in the GSM base-band product development for cellular phones. In 1999, he was promoted to the rank of Distinguished Member of Technical Staff. In July of 2000, he joined Silicon Laboratories Inc. in Austin TX where he worked on ADSL products and more recently on Satellite receiver front ends. Since, Jan. 2007, Dr. Poorfard was promoted to the rank Principal Designer managing the design of Satellite receiver line of products. Dr. Poorfard’s interests are RF IC architectures and their building block integrations as well as mixed-signal design.

Axel Thomsen
Axel Thomsen was born in Hamburg, Germany on 1/16/65. He attended the Polytechnical University of Braunschweig, Germany, from 1984 to 1988. From 1988 to 1992 he attended Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received his Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering in the area of analog IC design. From 1993 to 1995 he was Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. From 1995 to 2001 he was a design engineer and manager at Cirrus Logic in Austin where he worked on high resolution data-acquisition ICs, ADCs, DACs and amplifiers. He was then a Fellow at Silicon Laboratories, where he has worked on low jitter timing circuits, PLLs, power and isolation ICs and MCUs. He is now a Fellow at Cirrus logic.  Occasionally he teaches analog IC design at UT Austin. He holds about 40 patents and has published 20 papers. He is the chair of the Analog Subcommittee at ISSCC.

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02-March-2016
6:00 to 6:30 pm -- Networking and refreshments (pizza and water) 6:30 to 8:00 pm – Seminar

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https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/38484

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UT Austin
ACES (or POB) 2.402 201 East 24th St
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The Annual Review of the ISSCC Conference: Digital, Processor and Memory

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Betty Prince
Dr. Betty Prince is CEO of Memory Strategies International and has 35 years engineering experience in the semiconductor industry. She is author of several books in the semiconductor memory area. She is a Senior Life Member of the IEEE and an IEEE SSCS Distinguished Lecturer. She has been active in standardization and has been on the Technical Advisory Board of several memory companies. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas with doctoral dissertation on fractal modeling.

Eric Fluhr
Eric Fluhr joined IBM in 1996 after graduating with BSCS and MSEE degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Eric began his career in circuit design and verification on the POWER3 and POWER4 series. He switched to microarchitecture and logic design for POWER5, with a focus on data prefetch. For POWER6®, Eric was the Load/Store-Unit circuit lead and, later, chip characterization lead. As the POWER6+™processor head engineer he was responsible for all chip design changes and hardware characterization for frequency and yield, as well as the technical interface to technology development, system product bring-up, and manufacturing teams. He was subsequently the POWER8® core circuit lead, also responsible for implementing statistical timing for IBM’s 32nm and 22nm server processors, and currently leads chip-level circuit-design on POWER9®. Eric is currently a chip circuit lead for IBM’s POWER®design team.

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08-March-2016
6:30 to 7:00 pm -- Networking and refreshments (pizza and water) in POB 2.402B
7:00 to 8:30 pm – Seminar in POB 2.402

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https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/38483

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UT Austin
ACES (or POB) 2.402 and 2.402 B (for refreshments) 201 East 24th St
Austin, Texas

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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)

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Austin Computer Society (C)

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San Antonio Computer Society (C)

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Topic/Title InfraGard San Antonio and Vysk
Speaker The FBI & Hector Nieto
FBI agents from San Antonio will introduce the audience to InfraGard San Antonio, a consortium of industry and government seeking to share information for the protection of America's infrastructure.

Mr. Hector Nieto is Public Relations Manager for Vysk.
Abstract InfraGard is a cooperative effort between industry and government to protect America's infrastructure.

Vysk is a new company headquartered in San Antonio with some unique products and services related to communications security, both individual and enterprise-wide.
Date/Time 22-March-2016
Time: 07:00PM to 08:30PM
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Location St. Mary's University
University Center
Conference Room B (Upstairs)
1 Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, Texas
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Central Texas Consultants Network Affinity Group

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City of Austin Research and Development Projects Using Open Data, Big and Not so Big

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Biography: Dr. Ted Lehr is the IT Data Architect with the City of Austin and part-time lecturer in computer science at Texas State University.  He has over 20 years of experience in companies large and small as an engineer, researcher, executive and manager.  He is currently focused on assisting the City’s open data efforts as well as facilitating citizens, businesses and universities in the Austin area to add  value to that data.  He teaches software engineering at Texas State University.

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The City of Austin is committed to open data in support of open government.  To that end it has published several data sets on its open data portal.  It has several initiatives with universities, industry and community members to use that data to address community challenges while enabling business development and community participation in improving city services, transportation, safety, the environment and workforce equity.  This talk will be  a review of some of the initiatives.

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23-March-2016
6:00 to 6:30pm -- Networking
6:30 to 8:30pm -- Business and Program

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$5.00 minimum cost for the restaurant.  Supper is optional at extra cost.  Reservations are not required.  All interested parties are invited to attend.

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https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/38604

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PoK-e-Jo's Smokehouse
2121 West Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village Ave.
Austin, Texas

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

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Electromagnetic Compatibility Society (EMC)

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Impact of Mismatch Error on Mobile Phone Simulation for Automotive EMC Testing
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Keith Frazier of Ford Motor Company
Mr. Keith Frazier received his BS in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1976.  He has been a practicing EMC engineer for over 38 years with experience in automotive, military, aerospace and commercial electronics with emphasis on system design and testing with respect to EMI and Tempest disciplines.  Keith joined Ford Motor Company in 1990 and serves as Ford’s technical leader responsible for EMC systems design for Ford automotive products, in addition to the development of global EMC requirements and test methods.  He is also an active member of the US Technical Advisory Group supporting ISO and CISPR automotive standards development. 

Garth D'Abreu of ETS-Lindgren
Mr. Garth D’Abreu is the Director, Automotive Solutions at ETS-Lindgren based at the corporate headquarters office in Cedar Park, Texas. He has primary responsibility for the design and development functions worldwide within the Systems Engineering group, specializing in turn-key solutions for Automotive EMC and Wireless test integration. Some of these more complex full vehicle and electronic sub-assembly (ESA) test chambers involve his coordination with the RF engineering team on custom components, and the certified, internal Building Information Modeling (BIM) team at ETS-Lindgren. Due to his considerable industry experience, he is the ETS-Lindgren global subject matter expert responsible for the ongoing research and development of Automotive EMC/Wireless test chambers for Regular, Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles, focusing on combination anechoic chambers, reverberation chambers, GTEM cells, EMP protection applications and wireless device test systems. Mr. D’Abreu is a member of the IEEE EMC Society and active participant in standards development, including the SAE, ISO and CISPR D automotive EMC standards, with over 25 years of experience in the RF industry. He holds a BSc degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering, from North London University, UK.

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Automotive electronic systems must operate as designed while exposed to the RF energy produced by mobile transmitters including cellular telephones.  Automotive OEMs often verify functional performance using test procedures delineated in ISO 11452-3 [1] and ISO 11452-9 [2].   Test procedures simulate the mobile device via use of a small antenna placed in close proximity to the electronic device.  RF immunity levels are based on a specified net power delivered from a broadband amplifier attached to the antenna via coaxial cable.  The ISO standard makes only cursory reference to minimizing the antenna VSWR and cable loss for accurate delivery of the specified net power.  This paper will focus on the effect of mismatch loss and its specific impact on the error in the actual net power delivered to the antenna.

The design and development of electronic components, and the eventual testing for regulatory compliance, both share the common requirement for a suitable environment for performing EMC measurements. We have seen the development of design techniques over several years and benefited from the test experience as evident in the current versions of the industry standards. The time spent working with the traditional 12 V system has been changing in recent years with the introduction and increasing implementation of electric and hybrid vehicles. This has led to the development of higher voltage and current busses on vehicle platforms and the increasing use of electric motors and inverter drives have led to changes in the design and implementation of these new systems to meet the EMC requirements for regulation and interoperability. Vehicle platforms continue to become increasingly more complex with propulsion, entertainment and safety related systems all having to function reliably without impacting safety or the legacy communications infrastructure. This has driven the need for ever increasing permutations of system operation, operating frequency ranges and immunity levels. This will be discussed in light of current EMC testing and the development of new global standards. This presentation provides an overview of some of the main automotive EMC standards with their current and pending revisions, and looks at the test environment options for meeting the requirements for performing conducted and radiated immunity and emission measurements on whole vehicles and ESA's (Electronic Sub-assemblies).

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Thursday, March 10, 2016
6:15pm - Light Dinner and Networking
7:00pm - Presentation 1
7:45pm - Presentation 2
8:30pm - Q&A
9:00pm - Meeting ends

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National Instruments, Building C, 11500 N. Mopac Expwy, Austin, TX, 78759

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https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/38525

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Joint meeting with the Electromagnetic Compatibility Society, AP and MTT Societies.

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Electron Devices Society (ED)

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Young Professionals (YP/GOLD) Affinity Group

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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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Photonics Society (PHO)

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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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Austin Life Members Affinity Group


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A Report on the 2015 IEEE Life Members' Technical Tour

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Tom Grim received a B. S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1965, and an M.S. in Telecommunications from Southern Methodist University in 2003. He spent 38 years working for various subsidiaries of the Bell System. The first two thirds of that time was spent doing almost every engineering job in Ohio Bell, including assignments at Bell Laboratories and AT&T. He spent the last third of his career working for Ameritech and Southwestern Bell, managing industry teams that wrote American National Standards Institute and International Telecommunications Union standards on the Telecommunication Management Network

Tom is a Professional Engineer registered in Ohio. He retired from the United States Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Signal Corps. His hobbies include reading, computers, and being an IEEE volunteer. He is currently learning about Python, for use in some Raspberry Pi projects in home automation.

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The Life Members Group - Austin is becoming active again, and has settled on having meetings for a late lunch at 2 PM on the third Tuesday of each month. We will meet at PoK-e-Jo's Smokehouse on Parmer Lane in Austin. This allow us to reserve a meeting room with food service without a large concern about the attendance. Once we have a number of regular attendees, we can consider moving to a lunch hour meeting, if the members would rather do that.

The IEEE Life Members' Committee has sponsored a series of technical tours.  The 2015 tour went from Paris, France to Geneva, Switzerland to Munich, Germany.   These tours include visits to technology sites and more usual tourist places.

Several Central Texas Section Life Members went on the 2015 Tech Tour of Europe and will report on the experience.  The presentation will consist of a SnapFish photo album, made up of photos taken by Susanne and Tom O'Brien on the tour of France, Switzerland, and Germany.  The photo album will be shown on the large screen in the meeting room.  The tour consisted of ten days of group travel, with visits to IEEE Milestones sites and other historical sites, such as museums.  Tom Grim and Tom O’Brien will share their impressions of the tour.

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15-March-2016
2:00 PM  Networking and lunch
2;15 PM  Presentation

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https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/38638

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2121 West Parmer Lane
Austin, TX

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The Austin Life Members Group meets monthly. Except when meeting jointly with other groups, the Life Members meet on the third Tuesday each month. Meetings usually begin with informal networking from 2:00 to 2:15 p.m., followed by presentations from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. by experts in topics of interest to IEEE Life Members.

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Austin Power and Energy Society (PE/PEL/IA/IE)

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Nuclear Industry and Fukushima Update

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Dr. Dale E. Klein rejoined The University of Texas System in January of 2011 as Associate Vice Chancellor for Research in the Office of Academic Affairs. In April of 2010, after serving eight and a half years as Presidential Appointee, Dr. Klein returned to Texas from Washington, D.C., working at The University of Texas at Austin as the Associate Director of The Energy Institute, Associate Vice President for Research, and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Nuclear Program).

Dr. Klein was sworn into the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2006, and was appointed Chairman by President George W. Bush, serving in that role from July 2006 to May 2009. As Chairman, Dr. Klein was the principal executive officer and official spokesman for the NRC, responsible for conducting the administrative, organizational, long-range planning, budgetary, and certain personnel functions of the agency. Additionally, he had the ultimate authority for all NRC functions pertaining to an emergency involving an NRC licensee. The remainder of this term was as Commissioner of the NRC from May 2009 to March 2010.

Before joining the NRC, Dr. Klein served as the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs. He was appointed to this position by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate in 2001. In this position, he served as the principal staff assistant and advisor to the Secretary of Defense, Deputy Secretary of Defense, and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology for all policy and planning matters related to nuclear weapons and nuclear, chemical, and biological defense.

Previously, Dr. Klein served as the Vice-Chancellor for Special Engineering Programs at The University of Texas System and as a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Nuclear Program) at The University of Texas at Austin. During his tenure at the university, Dr. Klein was Director of the Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory, Deputy Director of the Center for Energy Studies, and Associate Dean for Research and Administration in the College of Engineering.

Honors and awards Dr. Klein has received include Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Nuclear Society, Engineer of the Year for the State of Texas, the University of Missouri Faculty-Alumni Award, and the University of Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering.

A native of Missouri, Dr. Klein holds a doctorate in nuclear engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has published more than 100 technical papers and reports, and co-edited one book. He has made more than 400 presentations on energy and has written numerous technical editorials on energy issues that have been published in major newspapers throughout the United States.

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22-March-2016
Time: 6:00 to 6:30 PM
Social 6:30 to 7:00 PM
Dinner 7:00 to 7:30 PM
Business Meeting 7:30 to 8:30 PM
Program 9:00 PM room closes for the benefit of long distance drivers and early risers

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El Gallo Mexican Restaurant
2910 S Congress
Austin, Texas

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Choose from a select menu of soups, salads and dinner plates.
Cost: • IEEE Members and accompanying spouses: $11 to $17 for dinners ($2 non-meal participants) • Visitors (non-IEEE members): $14 to $20 for dinners ($5 non-meal participants) • IEEE Student Members: $3 for dinner (no charge for non-meal participants) • Student Visitors (non-IEEE members): $6 to $10 for dinners ($2 non-meal participants) • All: $2 for non-alcoholic beverages • A bar is available for those who care to purchase a beer or other alcoholic beverage

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If you plan to attend, please RSVP via e-mail to "ieee.pi2.austin@zxtech.net". Cash required for food and beverage purchase.
https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/35656

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  San Antonio Power and Energy Society (PE)

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Product Safety Engineering Society (PSE)

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Austin 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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San Antonio Joint Signal Processing/Communications Society (COM/SP)

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Topic/Title InfraGard San Antonio and Vysk
Speaker The FBI & Hector Nieto
FBI agents from San Antonio will introduce the audience to InfraGard San Antonio, a consortium of industry and government seeking to share information for the protection of America's infrastructure.

Mr. Hector Nieto is Public Relations Manager for Vysk.
Abstract InfraGard is a cooperative effort between industry and government to protect America's infrastructure.

Vysk is a new company headquartered in San Antonio with some unique products and services related to communications security, both individual and enterprise-wide.
Date/Time 22-March-2016
Time: 07:00PM to 08:30PM
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Reservations https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/38300
Location St. Mary's University
University Center
Conference Room B (Upstairs)
1 Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, Texas
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Joint Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society (SMC) & Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS)

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Creating a Mobile Platform for Cervical Cancer Diagnosis

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Nick Saulnier of SMU
Mr. Saulnier is a graduate Electrical Engineering student at Southern Methodist University (SMU). He will earn his Master's degree in Spring 2016.

Mr. Saulnier was selected in 2011 to receive one of the Southwest Research Institute Martin Goland scholarships.  The scholarship program was established in 1997 and named in honor of the Institute's second and longest serving President.  He also recieved a National Merit Finalist Scholarship.

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Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide and the leading cause of cancer mortality among women in developing countries. Developing countries often have neither the manpower, nor the infrastructure, nor the funds to implement pap smears and other cervical cancer screening techniques commonly used in developed nations. With this work, we present a mobile, low-cost hardware and software design that could allow an untrained nurse to screen patients for cervical cancer.

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10-March-2016
Time: 12:00PM to 01:00PM

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Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
Building 189 First Floor VTC
San Antonio, Texas

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https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/38645

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This is a "brown bag" lunchtime seminar.  You are welcome to bring in your lunch.
 
This meeting will also be broadcast via WebEx:
Meeting number: 591 627 892
Meeting password: ieee
Please click the link below to see more information about the meeting, including its agenda, or to join the meeting.
Web conference link: https://intercall.webex.com/intercall/j.php?MTID=m1af7627607603616925fd1f4f1d9d119
Audio conference information: Provide your phone number when you join the meeting to receive a call back. Alternatively, you can call: Call-in toll-free number: 1-866-5881857  (US/Canada) Show global numbers: https://www.tcconline.com/offSite/OffSiteController.jpf?cc=7332626 Conference Code: 733 262 6

If you missed the excellant February meeting on "Supersized Robots" you can watch the video here.

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Austin Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEM)

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Women in Engineering Affinity Group (WIE)

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Contact Leslie Martinich (lmartinich@ieee.org) for more information about WIE.

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