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
  • Follow us on Twitter, use the hashtag #IEEECTS
  • Follow us on Facebook
  • Join CTS on IEEE Collabratec - an integrated online community where technology professionals can network, collaborate, and create - all in one central hub. While there are some "members only" features of Collabratec, it is open to the public to join.
  • Slack - Several CTS members have begun using Slack to exchange ideas and foster discussion. If you are interested in joining the CTS Slack Team send an email to Fabio Gomez ( fabio.gomez@ieee.org )

From the Central Texas Section Chair

I wish the best to all of you for 2017.  We’ve got some great events coming up.  Here is just a sampling:
Free e-book for IEEE Members.  As you make your list of resolutions for the New Year, resolve to download your free monthly e-book:
  •  “Shaping an Engineering Career”

    Now through 15 January, IEEE members can get a free download of this e-book by going to: http://shop.ieeeusa.org/usashop/product/careers/76041. Log in with your IEEE Web account, add the book to your cart and use promo code DECFREE16 at checkout.

  • “The Best of IEEE-USA InSight: On Licensing Software Engineers.”

    This collection of 10 articles appearing in IEEE-USA InSight examines whether software engineers should be licensed in the United States. A hotly debated topic for more than 20 years, the controversy largely ended in 2013 when 30 states began offering licensure for software engineers.

    Now through 15 February, IEEE members can get a free download of this e-book by going to: http://shop.ieeeusa.org/usashop/product/careers/177317. Log in with your IEEE Web account, add the book to your cart and use promo code JANFREE17 at checkout.

I hope to see you at some of these events!

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

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Membership Development

Have you renewed your IEEE membership for 2017?

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.ieee.org/myieee  or call 800 678-4333.

OR just renew now to avoid loss of any of your IEEE benefits at http://www.ieee.org/renew .

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. We have a lot planned for you in the CTS for 2017.

Visit http://www.ieee.org/membership to view all YOUR benefits of IEEE membership.

IEEE Member Benefits

Have you looked at all the benefits you receive as an IEEE member?

Are you taking advantage of all that IEEE has to offer?  If you’re like me, you probably know of a few benefits and are taking advantage of

The latest IEEE member Benefits Bulletin is available.  Go to:
IEEE Member Benefits for the latest on

  • authoring through IEEE Collabratech
  • member discounts on insurance, UPS shipping, computer purchases, and Wiley-IEEE Press
  • Continuing educational opportunities through online learning and eBbooks, one free each month.  See the current offering through 14-Jan, “Shaping an Engineering Career, Book 4: Electrical and Computer Engineering: A Path to a Rewarding Career”


Did you know about IEEE – IEEE Collabratec

IEEE has created an online tool to assist IEEE Members AND non-members in career development.

The IEEE Collabratec™ online community offers a suite of productivity tools and is available to technology professionals around the world with exclusive features for IEEE members. Plus sign up is free to everyone.
IEEE Collabratec™ can help you:

  • Connect with global technology professionals by location
  • Access robust networking, collaboration, and authoring tools dedicated to technology professionals
  • Establish a professional identity to showcase key accomplishments


Go to Collabratec NOW

You do NOT have to be an IEEE member to join IEEE Collabratech.

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

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News of Interest to the Section


NEW Chapter - EMB Austin
The Section has had a Chapter of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in San Antonio for many years. The Computer Society in Austin is now a joint Chapter with the EMB Society.

Congratulations to new Senior Members
Please congratulate Bishop Brock and Cong Liu of the Central Texas Section for being elevated to Senior Member at the November 19 meeting of the IEEE A&A Review Panel meeting  held in New Brunswick, NJ.

F
ree eBook from IEEE USA to IEEE Members
As you make your list of resolutions for the New Year, resolve to download your free e-book: “The Best of IEEE-USA InSight: On Licensing Software Engineers.”

This collection of 10 articles appearing in IEEE-USA InSight examines whether software engineers should be licensed in the United States. A hotly debated topic for more than 20 years, the controversy largely ended in 2013 when 30 states began offering licensure for software engineers.

IEEE Fellow Dr. Philip A. Laplante, CSDP, P.E., an expert on safety-critical systems, compiled the volume. He is former chair of IEEE-USA’s Software Engineering Licensure Examination Development Committee and a member of the IEEE-USA Licensure and Registration Committee. He and Mitchell A. Thornton, former vice chair of IEEE-USA’s L&R Committee, wrote most of the articles.

Today, with more than 40 states and U.S. jurisdictions supporting software engineering licensure, this e-book offers timely, relevant information for software engineers at all phases of their careers. The articles recount the history of the licensure movement, make the case for licensing, review and refute opponents’ major arguments, and tell how to achieve licensure.

Laplante also discusses the IEEE-USA study guide developed to help people prepare for the Principles & Practice of Software Engineering Examination. http://shop.ieeeusa.org/usashop/product/careers/126120

“Being a licensed professional software engineer is an important credential,” he writes, “and even if not required for the work you do, it can distinguish you from other professionals and unlock job opportunities.”

Now through 15 February, IEEE members can get a free download of this e-book by going to: http://shop.ieeeusa.org/usashop/product/careers/177317. Log in with your IEEE Web account, add the book to your cart and use promo code JANFREE17 at checkout.

FEBRUARY FREE E-BOOK

In February, IEEE-USA E-BOOKS will offer the award-winning “Staying Sharp—Volume 1: Tips for Staying Sharp Inside Your Company,” by Harry T. Roman, free to IEEE members.

At this time of rapid change and shifting corporate strategies, complacency can easily threaten an engineering career. Global competitiveness is unforgiving, and if not sharpened regularly, an engineer's skills can obsolesce quickly. Continuing education is key to a robust engineering career.

CALL FOR AUTHORS

IEEE-USA E-BOOKS seeks authors to write an individual e-book or a series on career guidance and development topics. If you have an idea you think will benefit members in a particular area of expertise, please email your proposal to IEEE-USA Publishing Manager Georgia C. Stelluto at g.stelluto@ieee.org.

IEEE-USA serves the public good and promotes the careers and public policy interests of nearly 200,000 engineering, computing and technology professionals who are U.S. members of IEEE.

Texas Board of Professional Engineers Ethics Webinars
The ethics webinars have been scheduled for 2017 and will be held on:March 8, 2017, June 14, 2017, September 6, 2017 and December 6, 2017. Registration links will be posted 30 days prior to each event at: https://engineers.texas.gov/webinars.html.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Texas STEM Connections

Texas STEM Connections is a web-based tool that makes it easy for STEM professionals to connect with K-20 educators, classrooms, out of school time programs, and other volunteer opportunities. Professionals can share their skills and expertise to bring real-world, authentic learning opportunities to all our students helping to create the next generation of innovators. Through in-person matches and virtual sessions, professionals can help educators and program providers connect their students to the world of STEM. Together we can make a difference.

Alamo Junior Academy of Science (AJAS)

Requesting judges for the Alamo Junior Academy of Science (AJAS).  Last year, this method of registering judges was very successful except for those with government/military e-mail accounts.  Please register for either the AJAS, the ARSEF, or you can register for both at the same time.  If you cannot access the link below, please try the ARASE website at http://arase.org under Judges or contact me at RFanick@swri.org.  The Judges registration link is:
 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HkL-hXV7BspdVo4HoViWq8iRKZV-iduHz40zoONuU6M/viewform?embedded=true
 
If you have questions or difficulties with this link, please contact me at the numbers below or by e-mail; and I will be happy to help you get registered.  Please feel free to share this request and link with your colleagues.

The AJAS will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Robert E. Lee High School.  The judging schedule for AJAS is:
 
SCHEDULE:
Judges Check-In and Breakfast               7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Orientation and Room Assignments            8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Student Oral Presentations                  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Reading & Evaluation of Papers              11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Check-Out                                   Before 1:30 PM
Lunch                                       11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Blue Ribbon Team Judging                    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair (ARSEF)

Requesting judges for the  Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair (ARSEF).  Last year, this method of registering judges was very successful except for those with government/military e-mail accounts.  Please register for either the AJAS, the ARSEF, or you can register for both at the same time.  If you cannot access the link below, please try the ARASE website at http://arase.org under Judges or contact me at RFanick@swri.org.  The Judges registration link is:
 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HkL-hXV7BspdVo4HoViWq8iRKZV-iduHz40zoONuU6M/viewform?embedded=true
 
If you have questions or difficulties with this link, please contact me at the numbers below or by e-mail; and I will be happy to help you get registered.  Please feel free to share this request and link with your colleagues.

The ARSEF will be held on Friday February 24, 2017 at St. Mary's University.  The judging schedule for ARSEF is:
 
Friday, February 24 (Judging Day)
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Judges Check-In and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Judges Orientation
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Judging
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Blue Team Check-In
3:30p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Blue Team Briefing
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Blue Team Judging


Why am I a Member of IEEE?

I’m Fawzi Behmann and I’m currently a senior volunteer member of IEEE in Austin Texas for several years.

Over time I discovered more and more features and benefits that IEEE offers to its members. For example, once you are a member, you can browse the IEEE website, have a quick access to information of over 39 societies and councils, each is fulfilling a portion of the overall IEEE mission of advancing technology for serving humanity. Examples of societies include Communications, Computer, Signal Processing, Power & Energy Society, Engineering and Biomedical and others. You can have a base IEEE membership but also subscribe to any of the societies and councils.

You can browse and understand more about IEEE vision, strategic plan, history, as well as future directions. There is a rich career and job global database  that you can check out and apply for a job of interest. Companies value IEEE members for their dedication, commitment, and competence.

IEEE has a balance of membership including industry, academia and students.  A rich set of conferences and events are organized globally. Local chapters hold networking and educational seminars and meetings on a regular basis typically free of charge.

Beside all these benefits that you can enjoy, IEEE provides many opportunities for members to volunteer their time, network and growth. For example, I was able to participate in the leadership team for the Communications & Signal processing, and quickly over time, I became the chair of the joint chapters working with leadership team as to how to serve the local professional community with antiquing topics and skilled speakers.  I’m proud to say that we brought to Central Texas the unique award for the Austin Communications Chapter being selected as an outstanding chapter not only for north America but worldwide with over 212 chapters. If your interest is to be part and engage with conference and events  then there are at least several events takes place in Austin almost every month.

Several time, chapters come together and jointly hold a joint session for special speakers. But you are also welcome to sample many of the technical presentations offered by chapters in central Texas.  I’m also please to announce that we are starting a new Engineering and Biomedical chapter in Austin as of January 2017. Please consult the Analog Newsletter for January issue and look at January 18th meeting lunching its first EMBS session with a special topical area on We must now graduate from “the century of the molecule to the century of the system.” The session is free, F&B are free and you can view the event details and register to attend at  https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/42914

I hope this help share how relevant IEEE to our time, as an institute of advance technical knowledge of sharing, and empowering growth.

Fawzi Behmann
IEEE Vice Chair, NA Communications Society Board
Chair, Central Texas Conference and PACE
DL, and chapter chair of Communications/Signal Processing, EMBS/Computer

Tips, Tools and Gadgets

With the holidays and travel I have not had a lot of time to focus on tech in the past mont, so this will just be a "catch all" column.

If you like to read techno thrillers, you might be interested in "God of the Internet" by Lynn Lipinski. I just finished it and it was a pretty good and realistic cybersecurity focused thriller.

I also recently found out that January 2 was (unofficially) National Science Fiction Day. If you are a fan of the genre, you might want to note that in your calendar for next year.

Along those lines you might be interested in a new project to turn the 1927 "Metropolis" (a classic Science Fiction film) into a miniseries.

And speaking of video, I came across "What's an Engineer?" targeted at interesting kids in STEM. This 4.5 minute video was produced by Crash Course Kids.

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
https://johnpurvis.wordpress.com
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  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: Haley Alexander, 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


Central Texas Section Student Awarded IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative
Michael Rodriquez has been selected as an IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative recipient for the 2016/17 academic year.  He is the first student from Texas State University to be selected as a PES Scholar.
​ ​
230 students from across the USA, Canada and Puerto Rico havebeen recognized as a recipients - http://www.ee-scholarship.org/about-the-scholarship/pes-scholars/2016-2017-pes-scholars
​​
The PES Scholarship Plus Initiative supports the most promising future engineers in power and energy. Recipients are high-achieving undergraduate students in electrical engineering programs who have committed to exploring the power and energy engineering field through both coursework and career experiences.

Each scholarship recipient receives $2,000 USD and can receive funding for up to 3 years.

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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 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


Local Conferences, Meetings and Events

2017
 
January


10



Capital Macintosh User Group
Monthly meeting at Sherlock's Pub (9012 Research Blvd, Austin, TX)
7-9 PM

Prior to the 7PM start of the meeting there will be a 'Needs Love' computer sale – laptop bargains needing a little extra care, and being sold as-is. Come early and find the best deals – but hurry, these are priced to sell.

Program: Securing your Mac and Safe Surfing, Tips and Tricks, by Michael Gough.

Michael is a Malware Archaeologist, Blue Team defender, Incident Responder and logoholic.  Michael developed the “Malware Management Framework” and several Windows logging cheat sheets to help the security industry understand Windows logging, where to start and what to look for.  Michael is co-developer of LOG-MD, a free tool that audits the settings, harvests and reports on malicious Windows log data and malicious system artifacts.  Michael also ran BSides Texas for five years for the Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston cons.  Michael is also blogs on http://HackerHurricane.com on various InfoSec topics.

http://www.capmac.org/

 
12



Greater Austin STEM Metworking Forum
January 12, 4:30 - 6:30pm - Austin, TX
Network with STEM-engaged organizations from across the area and learn about the resources available to assist you in your efforts. Hear updates from the Greater Austin STEM Ecosystem, launched at the White House in November 2015 as one of 27 Ecosystems in the country, and the only one in Texas. Learn about statewide STEM out of school time system building led by TXPOST. And explore resources of the Texas Girls Collaborative Project including role model workshops, a new Texas skills-based STEM volunteer matching system, hands-on STEM curriculum and more. Connect with programs across the area and hear about upcoming STEM events. And share what you and/or your organization are doing to excited kids about STEM.


14



Data Day Texas
Data Day Texas is based entirely on feedback from the Austin data community. What do you want to see this year? Take a moment and share your thoughts with us at suggestions@datadaytexas.com.

Since 2013, Data Day Texas has been held at Austin's premier event facility -- and one of the most warm and welcoming conference venues in the country -- the AT&T Conference Center at the University of Texas.

As usual, we'll be taking all three floors of the facility -- every spare inch of the building -- room enough for 10 tracks, workshops, birds of a feather, meetups, office hours, demos, happy hours, lounge, and a job fair.

Read more


15



Data Day MD
Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM (CST)
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center  | 1900 University Avenue | Austin, TX 78705

Based on feedback from the community, the inaugural Data Day MD will be held on January 15, 2017. Data Day MD is an extension of the successful Data Day Texas conference which in its 5th year drew 750 attendees.  Data Day MD is all about the intersection of Data, Medicine, and Healthcare -- learning to take advantage of new tools and technologies, like big data, natural language processing, machine learning, analytics, and the internet of things.

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/data-day-md-tickets-22257139704


18


 
San Antonio STEM Networking Forum
January 18, 4:30 - 7:00pm - San Antonio, TX
The Texas Girls Collaborative Project (TxGCP) San Antonio Regional Leadership Team invites organizations and individuals engaged in STEM outreach, education, workforce development, volunteering and advocacy to connect, network and share! THANKS to The Iron Yard San Antonio for hosting this event!

Network with STEM-engaged organizations from across the area and learn about the resources available to assist you in your efforts. Connect with programs across the area and hear about upcoming STEM events. Learn about the new Texas STEM Connections resource for matching volunteers with volunteer needs across San Antonio and beyond. And share what you and/or your organization are doing to excited kids about STEM.


19



The January Maker's Cup at TechShop Austin!
Thursday, January 19, 2017
6:00 PM
TechShop Austin-Round Rock
120 Sundance Parkway Suite #350
Round Rock, TX 78681

Our January Maker's Cup Challenge will require a smart phone......what could it be? You will need to bring your own. We will release more clues VERY SOON. Instead of a ticket price, we are asking that participants bring a CLEAN blanket to donate. We...
LEARN MORE


21



Central Texas Section Spring ExCom Meeting
Time: 07:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Texas State University (TSU)
49 N Comanche St
San Marcos , Texas

https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/42945


25



TechShop Member Orientation - Open to the public
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
6:00 PM
TechShop Austin-Round Rock
120 Sundance Parkway Suite #350
Round Rock, TX 78681


27-29



BodyHackingcon 2017
Austin Convention Center
 http://www.bodyhackingcon.com/

Bodyhackers come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Even “normal” ones. That’s because bodyhacking isn’t just about appearances. It can relate to inward reflection, chemical adjustment, or even a fancy new watch that connects to a smartphone. The body is a vehicle to be tuned, modified, added to, taken away from, painted, tweaked, and customized. Maybe your preferred method is listed here. Maybe it isn’t. Either way, you belong at BDYHAX

Discover new and old ways of training your brain, building muscle or flexibility, or the latest tools to build custom prosthetics.

Learn about the future of wearable tech, of body modification done around the world, and about projects that could change the way we look at disability.

Connect with old friends, with new companies solving old problems, and with an event full of people looking to make themselves better.


28



Alamo Junior Academy of Science (AJAS) - see Volunteer Opportunities for further information

February


4-8



2017 IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA)
The International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture provides a high-quality forum for scientists and engineers to present their latest research findings in this rapidly-changing field of computer architecture.

Hilton
Austin, TX

For more information see http://www.hpcaconf.org


20-24



2017 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO)

Austin, TX
The International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO) provides a premier venue to bring together researchers and practitioners working at the interface of hardware and software on a wide range of optimization and code generation techniques and related issues. The conferences spans the spectrum from purely static to fully dynamic approaches, including techniques ranging from pure software-based methods to architectural features and support.

Final submission deadline: 04 Jan 2016
Notification of acceptance date: 02 Nov 2016

For more information see http://cgo.org/cgo2017/



24



Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair (ARSEF) - see Volunteer Opportunities for further information

March


8



Texas Board of Professional Engineers Ethics Webinar
Registration links will be posted 30 days prior to the event at: https://engineers.texas.gov/webinars.html.


8-10



2017 IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Imapcts (ARSO)
The theme of ARSO 2017 will be "robotics and the economy": with growing concerns about the fragility of our economies, we all ponder about the future role of robotics and autonomous systems in our individual economic lives. Positive thinkers believe that robotic advancements will create new markets and grow the middle class.

Abstract submission deadline: 07 Oct 2016
Full Paper Submission deadline: 07 Oct 2016
Final submission deadline: 15 Jan 2016
Notification of acceptance date: 11 Dec 2016
Student Activity Center
204 East Dean Keeton St.
Austin, TX, USA

For more information see http://sites.utexas.edu/arso2017/


31



2017 Region 5 Meeting

Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 South Syracuse St.
Denver, CO, USA


April


1-2



2017 Region 5 Meeting

Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 South Syracuse St.
Denver, CO, USA



24-25



2017 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC)

Austin, TX, USA
Abstract submission deadline: 07 Nov 2016
Notification of acceptance date: 27 Jan 2017


May


13-14



Austin Maker Faire
10AM-6PM
Palmer Events Center

http://makerfaireaustin.com


23-25



International Conference on IC Design and Technology (ICICDT)

The ICICDT is the forum for engineers, researchers, graduate students, and professors, to cross the design-technology boundary through interactions with design, technology, and process experts to develop the skills for future IC research and development.

Abstract Submission deadline: 06 Feb 2017
Final submission deadline: 17 Apr 2017
Notification of acceptance date: 27 Feb 2017

UT Avaya Auditorium
Austin, TX
Contact: Thuy Dao thuy.dao@nxp.com

For further information visit http://www.icicdt.org


June


14



Texas Board of Professional Engineers Ethics Webinar
Registration links will be posted 30 days prior to the event at: https://engineers.texas.gov/webinars.html.


18-22



Design Automation Conference (DAC)
The Premier Conference for the Design & Automation of Electronic Systems
DAC is accepting submissions for the Research Track, Designer Track, and IP Track on the following themes: Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Electronic Systems & Software (ESS), Design, Intellectual Property (IP), Internet of Things (IoT), Automotive, and Security.  DAC offers outstanding training, education, exhibits and superb networking opportunities for designers, researchers, tool developers and vendors.

September


6



Texas Board of Professional Engineers Ethics Webinar
Registration links will be posted 30 days prior to the event at: https://engineers.texas.gov/webinars.html.


24-29



2017 ACM/IEEE 20th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS)

Austin, TX, USA
Abstract submission deadline: 01 Mar 2017
Full Paper Submission deadline: 10 Mar 2017
Final submission deadline: 09 Jun 2017
Notification of acceptance date: 09 Jun 2017



26-28



2017 IEEE Accelerated Stress Testing & Reliability Conference (ASTR)
Austin, TX
Full Paper Submission deadline: 10 Mar 2017
Final submission deadline: 09 Jun 2017
Notification of acceptance date: 09 Jun 2017

December


6



Texas Board of Professional Engineers Ethics Webinar
Registration links will be posted 30 days prior to the event at: https://engineers.texas.gov/webinars.html.
2018

April


5-8



IEEE R5 GreenTech/Annual Meeting

Austin, TX
Sponsor: IEEE USA, R5 and CTS
Conference Site Bid: 31 May 2016
Notification of Venue Selection: 2 Aug 2016

2019

October


27-30



2019 IEEE Sensors Conference

Austin, TX
Sponsor: IEEE CTS and Sensors Society
Conference Bid  deadline: 30 Aug 2016
Notification of Venue selection: October, 2016


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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.

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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 - Austin | San Antonio
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
SC
Sensor Council
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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The EMC and MTT/AP Society Chapters are Jointly sponsoring an Antenna Workshop on September 27. See IEEE Events for details.

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Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA)

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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.

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  Join CTS CEDA on LinkedIn

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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Topic/Title

A REVIEW OF IEDM 2016 (INTERNATIONAL ELECTRON DEVICES MEETING)

Speaker

Dr. Betty Prince of Memory Strategies International
Dr. Betty Prince is CEO of Memory Strategies International. She has also  worked with Texas Instruments, NV Philips, Motorola, RCA and Fairchild.  She is author of several books on memory technology including: Semiconductor Memories (1992), High Performance Memories (1999), 3D Vertical Memory Technologies (2014) (all John Wiley & Sons), and Emerging Memories - Technologies and Trends, (2002) (Springer). She is a Senior Life Member of the IEEE and has served as an IEEE SSCS Distinguished Lecturer. She  founded the JEDEC JC-16 Interface Committee and was Co-Chair of the JC42.2 SRAM Standards Committee.  She has served on the Technical Advisory Board of several memory companies and on the Board of Directors of Mosaid Technologies. She holds patents in the memory, processor and interface areas. She has a B.S. and M.S. in physics and math  from UNM and U. of Calif., Berkeley, and an M.B.A and Ph.D. from UT with doctoral dissertation on fractal modeling.

Abstract

The annual IEDM is the Premier Electron Devices Conference.  Papers shown at this conference describe technologies that may go into production several years hence or may not.  Topics covered at the 2016 IEDM included technology scaling, chips for artificial intelligence and IoT, 3D integration, and various memory devices.  Technologies to be reviewed in this talk include: advanced platform technologies, 3D memory and emerging memory advances including MRAMs and RRAMs; 2D devices such as Carbon Nanotube Logic and 1D materials (graphene and MoS); 3D process technology; charge based memories such as MONOS, 3D-NAND Flash, Ferroelectric FETS; and tunnel FETs.  Other topics also at the IEDM which will be mentioned but not reviewed include: optoelectronics, displays, sensors, MEMs, power devices, advanced numerical models, simulations,  and various reliability issues.

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Date: 25 January 2017
6:00 to 6:30pm -- Networking
6:30 to 8:30pm -- Business and Program

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https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/42761

Location

11501 Alterra Parkway
Austin, Texas
United States 78758
Building: Amazon
Room Number: 2nd Floor Conference Rm

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Food and beverage provided.  Registration is required for admittance to the building.  Registration closes at 6pm CST, Monday, January 23.

Joint meeting with CAS/SSCS, CTCN and ED Chapters




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ULTRA LOW-POWER ANALOG FRONT-END DESIGN

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Pieter Harpe of Eindhoven University of Technology
Pieter Harpe received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. In 2008, he joined Holst Centre / imec where he worked on low-power ADCs. In April 2011, he joined Eindhoven University of Technology as assistant professor on low-power mixed-signal circuits. His main interests include power-efficient and reconfigurable data converters and low-power analog design.

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This talk, based on a recent publication, discusses the design of a nano-power analog front-end including pre-amplification and analog-to-digital conversion. It starts with fundamentals on power-efficiency in analog and mixed-signal circuits. It also describes considerations in terms of low-voltage operation and PVT reliability. After that, the presentation discusses one complete system implementation in more detail, including the amplifier, ADC, biasing stages and clock generation.

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Date: 02 February 2017
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/41254

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201 East 24th St
Austin, Texas
United States 78712
Building: POB
Room Number: 2.402

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POWER-EFFICIENT, HIGH-RESOLUTION AND RECONFIGURABLE SAR ADCS

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Pieter Harpe of Eindhoven University of Technology
Pieter Harpe received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. In 2008, he joined Holst Centre / imec where he worked on low-power ADCs. In April 2011, he joined Eindhoven University of Technology as assistant professor on low-power mixed-signal circuits. His main interests include power-efficient and reconfigurable data converters and low-power analog design.

Abstract

This presentation describes recent developments in the field of SAR ADCs. The focus is on techniques to improve power-efficiency, techniques to achieve higher resolution, and ideas to make SAR ADCs reconfigurable in terms of speed and resolution. The presentation discusses architectural, circuit-level and algorithmic solutions. Recent examples from literature are used for illustration.

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Date: 02 February 2017
Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

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https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/41255

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201 East 24th St
Austin, Texas
United States 78712
Building: POB
Room Number: 2.402

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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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Joint Austin Computer Society (C) and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMB) Chapter

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Topic/Title We must now graduate from “the century of the molecule to the century of the system.
Speaker Dr. CHRISTOPHER MORIATES, MD Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value Associate Professor of Internal Medicine Dell Medical School | The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Chris Moriates is the Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Dell Medical School at UT Austin. He is responsible for creating an innovative curriculum for value-based healthcare for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education, as well as building a robust value improvement program that engages healthcare providers across the healthcare community in Austin.
 
Dr. Moriates co-authored the book Understanding Value-Based Healthcare (McGraw-Hill, 2015), which Dr. Atul Gawande called“a masterful primer for all clinicians.” He led the creation of the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Cost Awareness curriculum for internal medicine residents, which was described in JAMA Internal Medicine, and featured in a perspective article in the New England Journal of Medicine. He is a founding editor for the “Teachable Moments” series in JAMA Internal Medicine. He is also the Director of Implementation Initiatives at Costs of Care, a global non-profit organization curating clinician insights that drive better care at lower cost.
 
He previously worked with the American College of Physicians on their national High-Value Care curriculum, and he co-chairs the annual Costs of Care/ABIM Foundation Teaching Value & Choosing Wisely Competition. He speaks internationally on topics related to educating clinicians about healthcare value and how to implement high-value care programs.
 
Prior to joining Dell Medical School, Dr Moriates was an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at UCSF, where he led the UCSF Center for Healthcare Value’s Caring Wisely™ program, the Division of Hospital Medicine High-Value Care Committee, and the internal medicine residency’s Cost Awareness curriculum.
 
He recently won the “Young Physician Achievement Award” from the ACP California Chapter, and the “Thomas Evans Teaching Award” from the UCSF Department of Medicine.
 
Dr. Moriates received his Medical Degree from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at UCSF.
Abstract The model for medical school curricula has largely not changed over the past 100 years. However, as others have pointed out, we must now graduate from “the century of the molecule to the century of the system.” Medical trainees need to learn about how to improve complex systems and how to help ensure we are creating model healthy cities. Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is the first medical school opened at a Tier I research university in nearly 50 years. This presentation will discuss some of the innovative curricular models being introduced at Dell Medical School, as well as efforts to engage resident physician trainees in programs to improve safety, quality and value.
Date/Time Date: Jan 18, 2016
6:00 p.m. Networking and Gathering
6:20 p.m. Call to Order, Announcement
6:30 p.m. Presentation
7:30 p.m. Q&A
8:00 p.m. Meeting Survey Feedback, Networking
Location AT&T Labs
9505 Arboretum
Austin, Texas
United States 78729
Building: AT&T Labs
Room Number: #220
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Reservations https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/42914
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Seating is limited. Please RSVP

Joint meeting with Austin Computer/EMB and Comsoc/SP Chapters

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San Antonio Computer Society (C)

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Topic/Title History, Technology, and Applications of Bar Codes
Speaker Tom O'Brien
Tom O'Brien earned a BSEE from Texas A&M University and a MS from Southern Methodist University.  His career has included avionics, scientific computing, airline reservations, online financial systems, spacecraft robotics, electronic commerce, and software productivity applications.  He joined IRE (a predecessor of IEEE) as a student, and has been Chapter Chair of Computer Society, Communications Society, and Life Member groups.  Besides volunteering with IEEE, he works with youth Robotics programs. amateur radio, and community education.
Abstract The presentation will cover the beginnings of bar codes and the technology associated with them, along with several example applications.  A typical handheld 2-D scanner wil be used to demonstrate the versatility and robustness of modern bar codes.
Date/Time Date: 17 January 2017
Time: 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Location 1 Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, Texas
United States 78228
Building: University Center
Room Number: Conference Room B
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Reservations https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/42750
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Central Texas Consultants Network Affinity Group

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Topic/Title

A REVIEW OF IEDM 2016 (INTERNATIONAL ELECTRON DEVICES MEETING)

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Dr. Betty Prince of Memory Strategies International
Dr. Betty Prince is CEO of Memory Strategies International. She has also  worked with Texas Instruments, NV Philips, Motorola, RCA and Fairchild.  She is author of several books on memory technology including: Semiconductor Memories (1992), High Performance Memories (1999), 3D Vertical Memory Technologies (2014) (all John Wiley & Sons), and Emerging Memories - Technologies and Trends, (2002) (Springer). She is a Senior Life Member of the IEEE and has served as an IEEE SSCS Distinguished Lecturer. She  founded the JEDEC JC-16 Interface Committee and was Co-Chair of the JC42.2 SRAM Standards Committee.  She has served on the Technical Advisory Board of several memory companies and on the Board of Directors of Mosaid Technologies. She holds patents in the memory, processor and interface areas. She has a B.S. and M.S. in physics and math  from UNM and U. of Calif., Berkeley, and an M.B.A and Ph.D. from UT with doctoral dissertation on fractal modeling.

Abstract

The annual IEDM is the Premier Electron Devices Conference.  Papers shown at this conference describe technologies that may go into production several years hence or may not.  Topics covered at the 2016 IEDM included technology scaling, chips for artificial intelligence and IoT, 3D integration, and various memory devices.  Technologies to be reviewed in this talk include: advanced platform technologies, 3D memory and emerging memory advances including MRAMs and RRAMs; 2D devices such as Carbon Nanotube Logic and 1D materials (graphene and MoS); 3D process technology; charge based memories such as MONOS, 3D-NAND Flash, Ferroelectric FETS; and tunnel FETs.  Other topics also at the IEDM which will be mentioned but not reviewed include: optoelectronics, displays, sensors, MEMs, power devices, advanced numerical models, simulations,  and various reliability issues.

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Date: 25 January 2017
6:00 to 6:30pm -- Networking
6:30 to 8:30pm -- Business and Program

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https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/42761

Location

11501 Alterra Parkway
Austin, Texas
United States 78758
Building: Amazon
Room Number: 2nd Floor Conference Rm

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Food and beverage provided.  Registration is required for admittance to the building.  Registration closes at 6pm CST, Monday, January 23.

Joint meeting with CAS/SSCS, CTCN and ED Chapters

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Electromagnetic Compatibility Society (EMC)

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The EMC and MTT/AP Society Chapters are Jointly sponsoring an Antenna Workshop on September 27. See IEEE Events for details.

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Electron Devices Society (ED)

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Topic/Title

A REVIEW OF IEDM 2016 (INTERNATIONAL ELECTRON DEVICES MEETING)

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Dr. Betty Prince of Memory Strategies International
Dr. Betty Prince is CEO of Memory Strategies International. She has also  worked with Texas Instruments, NV Philips, Motorola, RCA and Fairchild.  She is author of several books on memory technology including: Semiconductor Memories (1992), High Performance Memories (1999), 3D Vertical Memory Technologies (2014) (all John Wiley & Sons), and Emerging Memories - Technologies and Trends, (2002) (Springer). She is a Senior Life Member of the IEEE and has served as an IEEE SSCS Distinguished Lecturer. She  founded the JEDEC JC-16 Interface Committee and was Co-Chair of the JC42.2 SRAM Standards Committee.  She has served on the Technical Advisory Board of several memory companies and on the Board of Directors of Mosaid Technologies. She holds patents in the memory, processor and interface areas. She has a B.S. and M.S. in physics and math  from UNM and U. of Calif., Berkeley, and an M.B.A and Ph.D. from UT with doctoral dissertation on fractal modeling.

Abstract

The annual IEDM is the Premier Electron Devices Conference.  Papers shown at this conference describe technologies that may go into production several years hence or may not.  Topics covered at the 2016 IEDM included technology scaling, chips for artificial intelligence and IoT, 3D integration, and various memory devices.  Technologies to be reviewed in this talk include: advanced platform technologies, 3D memory and emerging memory advances including MRAMs and RRAMs; 2D devices such as Carbon Nanotube Logic and 1D materials (graphene and MoS); 3D process technology; charge based memories such as MONOS, 3D-NAND Flash, Ferroelectric FETS; and tunnel FETs.  Other topics also at the IEDM which will be mentioned but not reviewed include: optoelectronics, displays, sensors, MEMs, power devices, advanced numerical models, simulations,  and various reliability issues.

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Date: 25 January 2017
6:00 to 6:30pm -- Networking
6:30 to 8:30pm -- Business and Program

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https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/42761

Location

11501 Alterra Parkway
Austin, Texas
United States 78758
Building: Amazon
Room Number: 2nd Floor Conference Rm

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Food and beverage provided.  Registration is required for admittance to the building.  Registration closes at 6pm CST, Monday, January 23.

Joint meeting with CAS/SSCS, CTCN and ED Chapters

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Human-Robot Interaction and Whole-Body Robot Sensing

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Dr. Vladimir Lumelsky of University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vladimir Lumelsky is Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics is from the Institute of Control Sciences, Russian National Academy of Sciences, Moscow. He has held engineering, research, and faculty positions with Ford Motor Research Labs, General Electric Research Center, Yale University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Maryland, NASA-Goddard Space Center, National Science Foundation. Concurrently he held visiting positions with the Tokyo Institute of Science, Japan; Weizmann Institute, Israel; USA-Antarctica South Pole Station.

He has served аs IEEE Sensors Council President; Founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Sensors Journal; chair and co-chair of major conferences; on Editorial Boards of IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation and other journals; on various governing bodies and committees of IEEE; served as guest editor for special journal issues. He has authored over 200 publications (books, journal papers, conferences, reports); is IEEE Life Fellow, and member of ACM and SME.

Abstract

The ability by a robot to operate in an uncertain environment, such as near humans or far away under human control, potentially opens a myriad uses. Examples include robots preparing the Mars surface for human arrival; robots for assembly of large space telescopes; robot helpers for the elderly; robot search and disposal of war mines. So far advances in this area have been coming slowly, with a focus on small categories of tasks rather than on a universal ability typical in nature. Challenges appear both on the robotics side and on human side: robots have hard time adjusting to an unstructured environment, whereas human cognition has serious limits in adjusting to robots and grasping complex 2D and 3D motion. As a result, applications where robots operate near humans – or far away under their control – are exceedingly rare. The way out of this impasse is to supply the robot with a whole-body sensing - an ability to sense surrounding objects at the robot’s whole body and utilize these data in real time. This calls for large-area flexible sensing arrays - sensitive skin covering the whole robot body akin to the skin covering the human body. Whole-body sensing brings interesting, even unexpected, properties: powerful robots become inherently safe; human operators can move them fast, with “natural” speeds; robot motion strategies exceed human spatial reasoning skills; it becomes realistic to utilize natural synergy of human-robot teams and allow a mix of supervised and unsupervised robot operation. We will review the mathematical, algorithmic, hardware (materials, electronics, computing), as well as control and cognitive science issues involved in realizing such systems.

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01 February 2017
6:00-7:00pm    Arrival, networking
7:00-8:00pm    Presentation
8:00-8:25pm    Q & A
8:30pm            Depart

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J.J. Pickle Research Center
Building: The J. Neils Thompson Commons Building (TCB), #137
Room Number: Balcones Room
10100 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX
Austin, Texas

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https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/42871

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Joint meeting with Sensor Council and Electron Devices Chapters

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMB)

(see Austin Computer Society for information on Austin EMB Chapter activities)

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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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Austin Life Members Affinity Group


Topic/Title Network Security
Speaker Allen Hebert, Sr. Systems Engineer at Gigamon
With over 25 years of experience in the high-tech industry,  Allen Hébert serves as a senior technical member of Gigamon’s Field Sales Team providing support for Texas and Louisiana customers.  Allen sits on the board of directors for the Capitol of Texas Chapter of ISSA. Prior to Gigamon, Allen held various senior system engineering positions and consulting roles at Brocade, AT&T, Marconi, IBM Global Services and Motorola. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX.
Abstract In recent years, huge strides in network management have been made with the advancement of visibility tools, application layer filtering, and centralized management yet many networks are running with the same tools and methodology that were used 15 years ago.  This talk will provide an overview of the ISO standard of FCAPS for network management, provide insights of how to best deploy new network security tools and show the value of a comprehensive network management framework in the field of Cybersecurity.

The challenge for security and performance monitoring of the computing environment is providing these tools visibility across all the areas of the network that need to be monitored.  Traditionally, these tools have been deployed inline at the connection to the Internet or in monitor only mode, they are connected to a SPAN port on a switch or router.

Device based management of your computing environment is no longer sufficient, the next generation of performance and security tools require visibility into the packets passing through the network. Employing the use of a Traffic Visibility Platform provides the means to aggregate all sources of network traffic (inline Bypass, SPANs, TAPs, Virtual), sending the right data to the right tool through filtering, cleaning up the data streams by transforming the packet flows and lastly sending the data to all the tools or tool groups that need to see those packets.

The computing environment is not only an essential component of every major energy company, it can also provide a competitive edge and be a differentiator in the industry.  The ability to deploy new cybersecurity tools in a timely fashion is key to not only protecting your company from cyber attacks, but also saves time and money. 

The objective of this talk is to help cybersecurity professionals, CISOs, and CIOs understand the importance of effective management of the computing environment from a performance and security perspective, and understand how the tools have evolved over time and how beneficial a Traffic Visibility Fabric is to accomplishing their business goals.
Date/Time January 17
2PM - 4PM
Location Pok-e-Jo's
2121 Parmer Lane
Austin, TX 78727
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Reservations https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/43020
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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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Topic/Title NUCLEAR INDUSTRY AND FUKUSHIMA AFTERMATH
Speaker Dr. Dale Klein, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at UT and past Chairman and Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission of Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at UT

Dr. Dale Klein, a past Chairman and Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will update us on the current state of the nuclear industry and the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster.

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's full biography is available here: http://www.me.utexas.edu/faculty/faculty-directory/klein
Abstract Nuclear energy has a clear technical advantage as a source for base load carbon free electricity. However, the economic advantage for new nuclear energy plants is less clear and varies significantly from country to country. The presentation will discuss the current and near term status of nuclear energy in the U.S. and the world. This will include the trend for new nuclear plants for both large light water nuclear plants, small modular reactors and non-light water nuclear plants. In addition, the cause of the Fukushima accident will be discussed as well as the current clean-up activities. The safety enhancements for post Fukushima nuclear energy will also be discussed.
Date/Time 24 January 2017
Early Arrival & Order Dinner: 6:00 to 6:30 PM
Social & Business Meeting 6:30 to 7:00 PM
Program: 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Location 3418 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas
United States 78705
Building: Cafe Express (overflow parking available at the Post Office)
Room Number: Large Conference Room
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Reservations https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/42658
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  San Antonio Power and Energy Society (PE)

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Topic/Title Discussion of "Keeping the Lights On" a Westmonroe study of how electric utilities are coping with the rise of distributed energy resources.
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Date/Time Date: 26 January 2017
Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Location 1289 SW Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas
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Building: Acadiana Café
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Reservations https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/43021
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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 Winne
Topic/Title We must now graduate from “the century of the molecule to the century of the system.
Speaker Dr. CHRISTOPHER MORIATES, MD Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value Associate Professor of Internal Medicine Dell Medical School | The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Chris Moriates is the Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Dell Medical School at UT Austin. He is responsible for creating an innovative curriculum for value-based healthcare for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education, as well as building a robust value improvement program that engages healthcare providers across the healthcare community in Austin.
 
Dr. Moriates co-authored the book Understanding Value-Based Healthcare (McGraw-Hill, 2015), which Dr. Atul Gawande called“a masterful primer for all clinicians.” He led the creation of the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Cost Awareness curriculum for internal medicine residents, which was described in JAMA Internal Medicine, and featured in a perspective article in the New England Journal of Medicine. He is a founding editor for the “Teachable Moments” series in JAMA Internal Medicine. He is also the Director of Implementation Initiatives at Costs of Care, a global non-profit organization curating clinician insights that drive better care at lower cost.
 
He previously worked with the American College of Physicians on their national High-Value Care curriculum, and he co-chairs the annual Costs of Care/ABIM Foundation Teaching Value & Choosing Wisely Competition. He speaks internationally on topics related to educating clinicians about healthcare value and how to implement high-value care programs.
 
Prior to joining Dell Medical School, Dr Moriates was an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at UCSF, where he led the UCSF Center for Healthcare Value’s Caring Wisely™ program, the Division of Hospital Medicine High-Value Care Committee, and the internal medicine residency’s Cost Awareness curriculum.
 
He recently won the “Young Physician Achievement Award” from the ACP California Chapter, and the “Thomas Evans Teaching Award” from the UCSF Department of Medicine.
 
Dr. Moriates received his Medical Degree from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at UCSF.
Abstract The model for medical school curricula has largely not changed over the past 100 years. However, as others have pointed out, we must now graduate from “the century of the molecule to the century of the system.” Medical trainees need to learn about how to improve complex systems and how to help ensure we are creating model healthy cities. Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is the first medical school opened at a Tier I research university in nearly 50 years. This presentation will discuss some of the innovative curricular models being introduced at Dell Medical School, as well as efforts to engage resident physician trainees in programs to improve safety, quality and value.
Date/Time Date: Jan 18, 2016
6:00 p.m. Networking and Gathering
6:20 p.m. Call to Order, Announcement
6:30 p.m. Presentation
7:30 p.m. Q&A
8:00 p.m. Meeting Survey Feedback, Networking
Location AT&T Labs
9505 Arboretum
Austin, Texas
United States 78729
Building: AT&T Labs
Room Number: #220
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Joint meeting with Austin Computer/EMB and Comsoc/SP Chapters


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

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Sensor Council (SC)

Membership in the Sensor Council is free if you are already a member of one of the sponsoring IEEE Societies. Those Societies are: AES, AP, BT, CAS, COM, CPMT, C, DEI, ED, EMB, EMC, IE, IA, IM, MAG, MTT, OE, PE, PHO, RA, SP, SSC, UFFC, and VT.

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Human-Robot Interaction and Whole-Body Robot Sensing

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Dr. Vladimir Lumelsky of University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vladimir Lumelsky is Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics is from the Institute of Control Sciences, Russian National Academy of Sciences, Moscow. He has held engineering, research, and faculty positions with Ford Motor Research Labs, General Electric Research Center, Yale University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Maryland, NASA-Goddard Space Center, National Science Foundation. Concurrently he held visiting positions with the Tokyo Institute of Science, Japan; Weizmann Institute, Israel; USA-Antarctica South Pole Station.

He has served аs IEEE Sensors Council President; Founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Sensors Journal; chair and co-chair of major conferences; on Editorial Boards of IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation and other journals; on various governing bodies and committees of IEEE; served as guest editor for special journal issues. He has authored over 200 publications (books, journal papers, conferences, reports); is IEEE Life Fellow, and member of ACM and SME.

Abstract

The ability by a robot to operate in an uncertain environment, such as near humans or far away under human control, potentially opens a myriad uses. Examples include robots preparing the Mars surface for human arrival; robots for assembly of large space telescopes; robot helpers for the elderly; robot search and disposal of war mines. So far advances in this area have been coming slowly, with a focus on small categories of tasks rather than on a universal ability typical in nature. Challenges appear both on the robotics side and on human side: robots have hard time adjusting to an unstructured environment, whereas human cognition has serious limits in adjusting to robots and grasping complex 2D and 3D motion. As a result, applications where robots operate near humans – or far away under their control – are exceedingly rare. The way out of this impasse is to supply the robot with a whole-body sensing - an ability to sense surrounding objects at the robot’s whole body and utilize these data in real time. This calls for large-area flexible sensing arrays - sensitive skin covering the whole robot body akin to the skin covering the human body. Whole-body sensing brings interesting, even unexpected, properties: powerful robots become inherently safe; human operators can move them fast, with “natural” speeds; robot motion strategies exceed human spatial reasoning skills; it becomes realistic to utilize natural synergy of human-robot teams and allow a mix of supervised and unsupervised robot operation. We will review the mathematical, algorithmic, hardware (materials, electronics, computing), as well as control and cognitive science issues involved in realizing such systems.

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30 January 2017
6:00-7:00pm    Arrival, networking
7:00-8:00pm    Presentation
8:00-8:25pm    Q & A
8:30pm            Depart

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J.J. Pickle Research Center
Building: The J. Neils Thompson Commons Building (TCB), #137
Room Number: Balcones Room
10100 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX
Austin, Texas

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https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/42871

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Joint meeting with Sensor Council and Electron Devices Chapters

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Joint Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society (SMC) & Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS)

AESS Chapter of the Year Award 2016 for US-based chapters

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Applied Research and Development for the Aerospace Industry

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Walt Downing, Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer
Mr. Downing is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Southwest Research Institute.

Mr. Downing joined SwRI in 1979 as a senior research engineer.  In 1981 he was promoted to Manager of Instrumentation and Control Systems.  He developed and expanded his technical program into a department in 1988 and a division in 1994 when he was appointed Vice President of Aerospace Electronics and Training Systems.  Mr. Downing has served as Executive Vice President since 1998 and was named Chief Operating Officer in 2016.  He is also a member of the SwRI Board of Directors.

Mr. Downing is active in a variety of city, regional, and national organizations.  He is on the industry advisory boards for the College of Engineering and the College of Business at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s University.  He is a life senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), is an IEEE ABET engineering program evaluator, and a member of the IEEE Eta Kappa Nu electrical engineering honorary society.  He also serves on the Boards of Governors of the IEEE Systems Council and the Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS), as vice president of technical operations of both groups, and chairs the IEEE Central Texas Section Joint Chapter of the Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society and AESS.

Mr. Downing is a graduate of Southern Methodist University (BSEE with high honors), the University of Texas at San Antonio (MBA), and has executive certificates in management and leadership from the University of Texas at Austin and MIT Sloan School of Management.  He is a registered professional engineer in the states of Texas and Florida.

Abstract

Opportunities to create incremental technological innovations are often relatively easy to accomplish and adopt.  Disruptive technologies significantly alter the ways that businesses operate, and therefore are often more difficult to adopt.  Applied research and development plays an important role in technology transfer of disruptive innovations from the laboratory to industry.  This talk will describe that role and provide examples from the aerospace industry.  It will be a repeat of a talk presented at the 2017 AIAA SciTech Forum, whose theme is "Addressing Full Spectrum Disruption Across the Global Aerospace Community."

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Date: 19 January 2017
Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

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Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, Texas
United States 78238-5166
Building: Tom Slick Memorial Library
Room Number: Reading Room

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This will be a brown-bag lunch seminar.  Attendees are invited to bring their lunch with them to the meeting.  Food is available at the Southwest Research Institute Cafeteria located across the parking lot from the Library.

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https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/42870

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Austin Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEM)

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

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San Antonio Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEM)

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Women in Engineering Affinity Group (WIE)

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Abstract Book / Article Discussion: "Managing Your Boss"

Join us for a light dinner, a glass of wine, good company and a fantastic book club, focused on SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN THE TECH INDUSTRY.

Get a free copy of Gabarro and Kotter's classical HBR article at

https://ccrod.cancer.gov/confluence/download/attachments/32967024/Managing+your+boss_HBR.pdf

In this classic HBR article, first published in 1980, John J. Gabarro and John P. Kotter advise readers to devote time and energy to managing their relationships with their bosses. The authors aren't talking about showering supervisors with flattery; rather, they ask readers to understand that the manager-boss relationship is one of mutual dependence. Bosses need cooperation, reliability, and honesty from their direct reports. Managers, for their part, rely on bosses for making connections with the rest of the company, for setting priorities, and for obtaining critical resources. It only makes sense to work at making the relationship operate as smoothly as possible. Successfully managing your relationship with your boss requires that you have a good understanding of your supervisor and of yourself, particularly strengths, weaknesses, work styles, and needs. Once you are aware of what impedes or facilitates communication with your boss, you can take actions to improve your relationship. You can usually establish a way of working together that fits both of you, is characterized by unambiguous mutual expectations, and makes both of you more productive and effective. No doubt, some managers will resent that on top of all their other duties, they must also take responsibility for their relationships with their bosses. But these managers fail to realize that by doing so, they can actually simplify their jobs, eliminating potentially severe problems and improving productivity.
Date/Time Date: 17 January 2017
6:30 Dinner and networking
7:00 Discussion
8:00 Adjourn
Location Cirrus Logic
800 W. 6th St.
Austin, Texas
United States 78701
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Registration https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/42910
Notes Free parking is available at Aziz Salon and Day Spa, at 710 W. 7th Street (NE Corner of 7th and West) .  No charge for the event. Bring a friend!  And make new ones!

Join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month at Cirrus Logic, 800 W. 6th St. Austin, TX 78701

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

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