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


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


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From the Central Texas Section Chair

March is Women's History Month, and March 8 is International Women's Day.  IEEE-USA’s award-winning Women in Engineering e-book series has two purposes: to present a high-level overview about women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, and to provide first-hand accounts of the professional journeys of some notable contemporary female engineers. 

Now through 15 April, IEEE members can get a free download of this e-book.  Use MARFREE17 at checkout.


March is shaping up to be a busy time for us!  Join us for some of these great event!

March 2-3 Gyro and Accelerometer Panel

March 7 Annual Review of the ISSCC Conference: Analog and RF

March 8 Women in Aviation: The Early Years

March 12 IEEE Tech for Humanity SXSW Party

March 16, 17 High School Students Meet the UT Engineering School

March 16 EPICENTER

March 21 Exploiting Data-driven Inference Towards Low-energy Implementations in Intelligent Sensors

March 21 Digital Health & IoE (The Internet of Engagement): Can your Devices Know Too Much?

March 21 Book Club: Leveraging Your Strengths (Strengths Finder 2.0)

March 23 Tour of the STP  Nuclear Operating Company

March 28 Motor Starter and Control Applications

March 30-31 NEC Changes Workshop


I hope to see you at some upcoming 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 ½ 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 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.myieee.org or call 800 678-4333.

Beginning this past week, 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 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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News of Interest to the Section


Free eBook from IEEE USA to IEEE Members
Women are earning a larger share of college degrees, and the demand for STEM-educated professionals has grown more than four times the rate of the U.S. labor force as a whole. Nevertheless, women’s representation in STEM occupations has remained relatively flat -- or is decreasing -- worldwide.

In March, IEEE-USA E-BOOKS will offer "Women in Engineering -- Book 1: Inspire and Close the Gender Gap" free to IEEE members. In it, author Nita Patel examines the questions:

* How many women pursue STEM career fields?

* Why are more women not graduating with STEM degrees?

* How can we recruit and retain women in engineering?

Readers should note that data representing a global perspective on the issue of women in STEM fields is included, wherever available. Employment, education and statistical data are most readily available and detailed for the United States, so many of the statistics and trends identified pertain strictly to this country.

IEEE-USA’s award-winning “Women in Engineering” e-book series has two purposes: to present a high-level overview of women in STEM fields, and to provide first-hand accounts of the professional journeys of some notable contemporary female engineers.

Now through 15 April, IEEE members can get a free download of this e-book by going to: http://shop.ieeeusa.org/usashop/product/careers/76657.  Log in with your IEEE Web account, add the book to your cart and use promo code MARFREE17 at checkout.

APRIL FREE E-BOOK

In April, IEEE-USA will offer “Developing Your People -- Commonsense Leadership in the Workplace -- Volume 1:  Key Skills Employees Will Need,” free to IEEE members.

Your people are your most important and versatile resource. They can be upgraded, renewed, rejuvenated and adapted to a wide variety of jobs. They are the most ideal resource any company can possess. Equipped with the right support, tools, information and leadership, they will make the difference in the global race for market share. Mistreat them, fail to use them effectively, demotivate them, refuse to lead them, and ignore the value of their skills -- and you risk certain failure.

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 190,000 engineering, computing and technology professionals who are U.S. members of IEEE.

Texas A&M to Host SXSW Events
Texas A&M has announced that the school will be hosting five days of events at this year’s South By Southwest Conference (SXSW). The A&M events pull from research and projects all across the college including a chemistry road show, an interactive data display and a project combining art and technology.

Read more . . .

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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.





Tips, Tools and Gadgets

There is another way of keeping up with the various meetings that the Central Texas Section hosts each month. You can subscribe to the calendar feed!

If you visit this vtools page, there are links for each of the Society Chapters in the Central Texas Section. Using these you can be automatically updated when an event is scheduled in IEEE vtools for those Societies you are interested in. Just subscribe to the iCal feed in your calendar App.

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

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MIT Open Courseware
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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

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The IEEE Job Site
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The IEEE-USA Career Manager is organized into eight categories designed to help you manage and advance in your career:

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Local Conferences, Meetings and Events

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2017

March


2-3



Joint SMC-AES Chapter
The Joint SMC-AES Chapter in San Antonio will host a two-day meeting of the IEEE Gyro and Accelerometer technical panel on March 2nd and 3rd at Southwest Research Institute.  This group develops and maintains IEEE standards for intertial sensors (292, 293, 517, 529, 647, 671, 813, 836, 952, 1293, 1431, and 1554) and systems (1559 and 1780) and meets bimonthly to pursue these efforts

Read more and register


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.



American Society for Quality (ASQ) Section 1414 Meeting
Austin Community College (ACC) Highland Business Center (HBC)
5930 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, Texas  78752
Room 301.0

6:00 – 6:30 PM – Networking Time
6:30 – 6:45 PM – Announcements
6:45 – 7:45 PM – Talk - Steve Barcik Amtel - Managing requirements for product development at the concept and product requirements stage; The requirements for product must be developed early on. This presentation will deal with developing a scope and requirements for product certification for hardware products in the consumer, industrial, medical, oil and gas, and clean energy space. Clear direct requirements early in product development speed and ease your product to market. Conversely failure to understand certification, testing, and reliability needs early will result in failure of the product and likely failure of your company.  Take the easy and direct path in product certification and testing requirements early. This also allows budgets and timelines for testing and certification to be identified and committed early in the product development. Go with us as we explore the scope of product certification testing that will result in your product getting the market with ease and speed.
7:45 – 8:00 PM – Door Prizes
Registration / Cost:

Cost will be $10 per person to cover food expenses.

http://asqaustin.org


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.

Student Activity Center
204 East Dean Keeton St.
Austin, TX, USA

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


11



IEEE Young Professionals Mimosa Meet Up at SXSW
9:30AM – 10:30AM
JW Marriott, Room 210
Start your Saturday off right with mimosas and stimulating conversations with young professionals! There will be drinks, hors-d'oeuvres and the opportunity to expand your professional network. If you already have your vitamin C, no worries, there will be a cash bar also! They say the early bird gets the worm, so the first 30 attendees will get a free mimosa!

One of the following SXSW badges is required: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Badge, Music Badge

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2017/events/PP96568


12



IEEE TECH FOR HUMANITY OFFICIAL SXSW PARTY 2017
Party like an engineer with IEEE and world-renowned technologists & body computing brainiacs! Join us at The Driskill to let loose with a few drinks at the open bar and enjoy great music!

Open to all badged SXSW attendees and IEEE guests.

Registration for the party will be required to enter.

You can sign up now or at the door but, we suggest you save yourself the time and the hassle and sign up today!

Register here


16-17



FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS - MEET THE UT ENGINEERING SCHOOL EXPERTS
IEEE Central Texas Section is putting together a 2-half-day workshop that wil have a series of lectures by UT Professors and industry experts on several cutting edge technology and science topics.  These lectures are tailored for a high school audience and is intended to convey what the recent developments in several fields of engineering and science.  High school students who are considering college majors in science/engineering will benefit from the lectures, the discussion and Q&A following the lectures, meeting with the speakers, and meeting other interested high school students from the Austin area. Lunch and snacks will be provided.  There will also be opportunities to meet current UT engineering/science students who will come to mingle with the attendees.  Some of the topic areas for the lectures include nanotechnology, robotics, .....

Thursday March 16th, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday March 17th, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 The event is free. Space is limited and registration will close once capacity is reached. Please indicate the name of your high school in the 'Special Instruction' window during registration.

Lunch and snacks will be provided.

The Building is CPE (Chemical and Petroleum Engg. Bldg.) and the room is 2.212 200 E Dean Keeton St, Austin, TX 78712 

Paid Parking is available on Dean Keeton Street and in the UT Garages (the closest is the San Jacinto Garage: 2401 San Jacinto Boulevard).

Register: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/44065


21



Texas Consumer Venture Forum 2017
March 21st 2017 | Palmer Events Center

https://tencapital.group/txcvf17/


22



ASQ March Webinar
6:00 - 7:00 PM CST
BodyHacking: Improving Yourself Through Science, Data and Technology
http://asqaustin.org/2017/01/12/march-webinar-032217/




IEEE Young Professionals Happy Hour
IEEE Young Professionals will be meeting up for Happy Hour on Wednesday, 3/22/17 at the Rosario's Mexican Restaurant & Lounge in San Antonio, starting at 7:00 pm CT. - Appetizers will be provided and all IEEE members are welcome to join!- Great networking opportunity.

Please bring any questions you may have in mind! We will be more than happy to assist you on finding any answers you may need help with in regards to the IEEE Organization.
Please RSVP by getting a RSVP ticket with the link below!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-young-professionals-happy-hour-tickets-32310299977


28



Austin VMUG UserCon
Austin Convention Center

You asked and we listened. The 2017 Austin VMUG UserCon is back with more networking opportunities and ways to connect with members of your VMUG community. We are hard at work on new topics and presenters, but one thing that will not change is the one-of-a-kind education and access to VMware experts that you cannot get anywhere else.

Take a day to gain the knowledge to drive your company's success (and your career):
  • Meet with VMware experts face to face
  • See the latest products and services in our Exhibit Hall
  • Make connections to create a local network of peers who will be a resource year round
  • Have we mentioned that it's FREE?
  • Get rewarded with the giveaways that UserCons are famous for!
Register Now


30-31



IEEE 2017 National Electrical Code Updates Workshop
Thursday, March 30 & Friday, March 31, 2017 8:00AM to 5:00PM
 Creedmoor Community Center
12513 FM 1625, Creedmoor, TX  78610
Workshop: This two-day workshop will provide instruction on the changes in the 2017 National Electrical Code in a new and unique way.   Rather than cover the NEC changes in the standard sequence, the instruction will introduce a topic important to electrical engineering and design such as short circuit current ratings, selective coordination, or incident energy. After understanding that topic, the instruction will draw attention to the various NEC changes affecting the topic before moving on to the next topic.  This Workshop is intended for Electrical Designers, Estimators, and Field Engineers.  In addition, there will be exhibits by industry manufacturers and suppliers. 

Attendees are advised to bring a laptop and an engineering calculator.
 
Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive a PDH certificate for sixteen hours.

Registration & Cost:



Membership Status

Through
3-07-2017

After
3-07-2017

IEEE Members

$450.00

$550.00

Non-IEEE Members *

$650.00

$750.00

IEEE Life Members, Students

$250.00

$350.00


* Become an IEEE member and enjoy the substantial IEEE member discount!
The workshop fee includes breakfast tacos, breakfast beverages, break refreshments, lunch and a spiral bound copy of the 2017 NEC.


Registration and payment for this workshop must be completed by 3/22/2017 at   https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/43318.  Registrations completed after 3/22/2017 can not be guaranteed a copy of the 2017 NEC as part of the registration.


31



2017 Region 5 Meeting

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


April


1



3rd annual Bilingual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) Fair
April 1st, 2017 at Akins High School. from 9-12:30pm

http://www.conmimadre.org/events.html


1-2



2017 Region 5 Meeting

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



3-6



2017 70th Annual Conference for Protective Relay Engineers (CPRE)
The conference will provide information on protective relay applications and technology. Utility presentations give application information representing valuable supplement to manufacturer's specifications.

Texas A&M University
Memorial Student Center
Joe Routt Blvd.
College Station, TX, USA

http://prorelay.tamu.edu/


5



Global Day of the Engineer
The international event that celebrates engineering.
Take the pledge to:
  • Celebrate engineers.
  • Engage students in engineering.
  • Share an engineering innovation.

http://discovere.org/our-programs/global-day/landing


12



American Society for Quality (ASQ) Section 1414 Meeting
Austin Community College (ACC) Highland Business Center (HBC)
5930 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, Texas  78752
Room 301.0

6:00 – 6:30 PM – Networking Time
6:30 – 6:45 PM – Announcements
6:45 – 7:45 PM – Talk
7:45 – 8:00 PM – Door Prizes
Registration / Cost:

Cost will be $10 per person to cover food expenses.

http://asqaustin.org


30



2017 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC)

The IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) is the premier conference devoted to IC development. CICC emphasizes the education of experienced engineers as well as students while showcasing original, first-published innovative analog and digital circuit techniques covering a broad spectrum of technical topics. It is a forum for circuit, IC and SoC designers, CAD developers, manufacturers and ASIC users. CICC is the conference to find out how to solve design problems and improve circuit design and chip design techniques.

Hotel Van Zandt
605 Davis St
Austin, TX, USA

http://www.ieee-cicc.org/


May


1-3



2017 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC)

The IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) is the premier conference devoted to IC development. CICC emphasizes the education of experienced engineers as well as students while showcasing original, first-published innovative analog and digital circuit techniques covering a broad spectrum of technical topics. It is a forum for circuit, IC and SoC designers, CAD developers, manufacturers and ASIC users. CICC is the conference to find out how to solve design problems and improve circuit design and chip design techniques.

Hotel Van Zandt
605 Davis St
Austin, TX, USA

http://www.ieee-cicc.org/



8-11



O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON)
OSCON is where the open source community gathers to celebrate achievements, spark new ideas, and map the future of open computing through collaboration, education, and connecting people with technology.

https://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/oscon-tx?cmp=em-prog-free-na-ostx17_nurture_em2_how_you_got_here&imm_mid=0ec21c


10



American Society for Quality (ASQ) Section 1414 Meeting
Austin Community College (ACC) Highland Business Center (HBC)
5930 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, Texas  78752
Room 301.0

6:00 – 6:30 PM – Networking Time
6:30 – 6:45 PM – Announcements
6:45 – 7:45 PM – Talk
7:45 – 8:00 PM – Door Prizes
Registration / Cost:

Cost will be $10 per person to cover food expenses.

http://asqaustin.org


13-14



Austin Maker Faire
10AM-6PM
Palmer Events Center

http://makerfaireaustin.com


22-25



NI Week 2017
Join NI at NIWeek 2017, the ultimate learning environment that gives you the tools and knowledge to increase your proficiency and develop applications faster, smarter, and more cost-efficiently.

http://niweek.ni.com/events/niweek-2017/event-summary-80b3f15fba9e440cb95d4c5387c6af34.aspx?espuid=CNATL000015632317&cid=Direct_Marketing-70131000001RoxDAAS-Corporate-em110015


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.

Contributed papers are solicited in the following subject areas:

    • Advanced materials and processing technologies
    • Advanced transistor and interconnect structures

    • Interposer/Three-Dimensional (2.5D/3D) integration

    • Variation-tolerant designs

    • Process and design techniques for soft errors, plasma-induced damage, and reliability

    • Advanced memory devices and circuits

    • RF, analog, mixed signal, and I/O circuits for future technology generations

    • Simulation and modeling of advanced processes, devices,and circuits

    • EDA and design optimizations across system,circuit,and/or device levels for high performance, energy efficiency, yield, and/or reliability

    • Design for manufacturing, yield, and test

    • System-on-Chip (SoC) and system-in-package (SiP) design integration

    • Power semiconductor technologies and circuits

    • Emerging technologies, circuits and Applications (Internet of Things, Autonomous cars)

    • Quantum computing

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.


17



2017 ACM/IEEE International Workshop on System Level Interconnect Prediction (SLIP)
High speed chip-to-chip interconnect design • Design and analysis of chip package interfaces • Power consumption of interconnects • 3D interconnect design and prediction • Emerging interconnect technologies • Applications of interconnects to social, genetic, and biological systems • Co-optimization of interconnect technology and chip design

Austin Conventional Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX, USA

http://sliponline.org/


17-18



The 26th International Workshop on Logic & Synthesis
sponsored by ACM/SIGDA and by the IEEE
Thompson Conference Center, Austin, TX
The International Workshop on Logic and Synthesis is the premier forum for research in synthesis, optimization, and verification of integrated circuits and systems. Research on logic synthesis for emerging technologies and for novel computing platforms, such as nanoscale systems and biological systems, is also strongly encouraged. The workshop encourages early dissemination of ideas and results. The workshop accepts complete papers highlighting important new problems in the early stages of development, without providing complete solutions. The emphasis is on novelty and intellectual rigor.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: hardware synthesis and optimization; software synthesis; hardware/software co-synthesis; power and timing analysis; testing, validation and verification; synthesis for reconfigurable architectures; hardware compilation for domain-specific languages; design experiences. Submissions on modeling, analysis and synthesis for emerging technologies and platforms are particularly encouraged. The workshop format includes paper presentations, posters, invited talks, social lunch and dinner gatherings, and recreational activities. Accepted papers are distributed exclusively to IWLS participants.

Paper abstract submission:  March 5, 2017
Full paper submission:          March 12, 2017 - 11.59pm Anywhere on earth
Notification of acceptance:   April 16, 2017
Final version due:                 May 14, 2017

http://www.iwls.org/iwls2017/


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.


17-21



2017 19th International Conference on Intelligent System Application to Power Systems (ISAP)
ISAP is a unique forum where two scientific communities meet: power systems and intelligent systems, and also where scientists and engineers and economists working in the industry align their vision on the needs and demands of the power industry. The Conference welcomes papers on Intelligent Systems Application to Electric Power and Energy Systems (Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Markets, Operations, and Planning)

Westin Riverwalk
420 W. Market Street
San Antonio, TX, USA

http://2017isap.tamu.edu/


17-22



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

The annual Models conference brings together an international audience of researchers and practitioners to discuss all aspects of modelling in software engineering, including modelling for requirements, process modelling, design modelling, quality modelling, user interface modelling, test modelling and product-line modelling. It covers modelling languages, meta-models, standards, code generation, modes of process and all related topics. It also covers modelling education. Anything related to modelling is welcome including pragmatics of modelling, industrial use of modelling, uses of models in any software context, transformation of models or to models, reverse engineering to models, standardization involving models, blending models and programs, etc. case studies, empirical studies and all other forms of papers are welcome.

Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
701 East 11th StreetAustin, TX, USA

Full Paper Submission deadline: 10 Mar 2017
Final submission deadline: 09 Jun 2017
Notification of acceptance date: 09 Jun 2017

http://www.modelsconference.org/



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


27-29



2017 Accelerated Stress Testing and Reliability (ASTR) Conference
The event is co-sponsored by IEEE and ASQ
The 2017 Accelerated Stress Testing and Reliability (ASTR) Conference is focused on highlighting cutting-edge methods to deliver maximum cost-benefits from reliability testing. ASTR 2017 is relevant to manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, defense, medical, telecommunications and other industries where reliability is a key driver of operational and business success. If your company needs to improve product testing with a goal to improve reliability, reduce warranty costs, improve profits, gain market share, and be more competitive, then the 2017 ASTR Conference is for you.

http://www.ieee-astr.org

October


10



Austin (CTEA) Expo & Tech Forum
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Location: Norris Conference Center
2525 West Anderson Lane
#365
Austin, TX

Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!
Norris Conference Center Location

Free Technical Program & Schedule:
Exhibit Hours:
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
10:00AM - 3:00PM

http://www.smta.org/expos/#austin


26-27



LASCON 2017 (8th Annual Lonestar Application Security Conference)
LASCON 2017 will be held again at the Norris Conference Center, with the conference dates to be Thursday and Friday, October 26-27, 2017. Training will also be offered,

The Lonestar Application Security Conference (LASCON) is an OWASP conference held annually in Austin, TX. It is a gathering of 400+ web app developers, security engineers, mobile developers and information security professionals. LASCON is held in Texas where more Fortune 500 companies call home than any other state and it is held in Austin which is a hub for startups in the state of Texas. At LASCON, leaders at these companies along with security architects and developers gather to share cutting-edge ideas, initiatives, and technology advancements.

https://lascon.org

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

March


4-8



2018 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. The conference addresses issues of immediate and long term importance to practicing power electronics engineer.

henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX, USA

http://www.apec-conf.org/

April


5-8



IEEE R5 GreenTech/Annual Meeting

Austin, TX
Sponsor: IEEE USA, R5 and CTS


May


13-18



2018 IEEE International Workshop Technical Committee on Communications Quality and Reliability (CQR 2018)
Reliability & Quality of Communication Networks

AT&T Conference Ctr
1900 University Ave
Austin, TX, USA

http://www.ieee-cqr.org/

June


10-13



2018 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC)
This conference papers are dealing with application, development, analysis, testing, and service experience with electrical insulation in electrical and electronic equipment around but not limited to the following themes: rotating machines, transformers, cables, variable speed drives, testing, outdoor insulation, nanodielectrics, switchgear, new materials, etc.

San Antonio, TX, USA

http://ieeedeis.org/eic
2019

July


8-12



2019 IEEE Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC)
Conference offers a one day "Short Course" and 3.5 days of Tehchnical sessions consisting of 8-10 session of contributed papers. The material presented is completely related to the radiation environment and its impact on electrical components and materials

San Antonio Rivercenter Marriott
101 Bowie St
San Antonio, TX, USA

http://www.nsrec.com/

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)

Chapter Web site

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

Topic/Title

METASURFACES FOR PERFECT CONTROL OF REFLECTION AND REFRACTION

Speaker

Sergei Tretyakov
Professor Sergei A. Tretyakov (Fellow, IEEE), received the Dipl. Engineer-Physicist, the Candidate of Sciences (PhD), and the Doctor of Sciences degrees (all in radiophysics) from the St. Petersburg State Technical University (Russia), in 1980, 1987, and 1995, respectively. From 1980 to 2000 he was with the Radiophysics Department of the St. Petersburg State Technical University. From the year 2000 he has been working in Helsinki University of Technology (Finland), which became Aalto University in 2010, after a merge with two other universities in Helsinki. Presently, he is professor of radio engineering at the Department of Radio Science and Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. He was the founder and the first chairman of the St. Petersburg IEEE ED/MTT/AP Chapter (1995-1998), Member of the European Microwave Conferences Management Committee (2000-2002), President of the Virtual Institute for Artificial Electromagnetic Materials and Metamaterials (”Metamorphose VI”), an International Association of European universities (2007–2013), and the general chair of the International Congress Series on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics (Metamaterials)  from 2007 to 2013. At present, he is a Deputy Member, URSI (International Union of Radio Science) Finnish National Committee, (from 2006) and a Steering Committee Member, European Doctoral Degree Programmes on Metamaterials EUPROMETA. The main scientific interests of prof. S. Tretyakov are electromagnetic  field theory, complex media electromagnetics, antennas, and microwave engineering. He is the author or co-author of five research monographs, 16 book chapters, and more than 270 journal papers. More information can be found on the web sites users.aalto.fi/sergei and meta.aalto.fi.

Abstract

Electrically thin composite layers (metasurfaces) can be used to realize extremely thin absorbers, lenses, focusing reflectors, and more. Conventionally, the design of metasurfaces as well as reflectarray and transmitarray antennas has been based on assuring the desired reflection or transmission properties at every point of the metasurface area, using so called generalized laws or refraction and reflection.  We will show that this approach in fact does not lead to exactly the required performance. Furthermore, we will show how it is possible to create metasurfaces which function exactly as is required by the design specification. The results will be illustrated on the examples of perfect anomalous reflection and refraction of plane waves and on some “multi-channel” metasurface devices: perfect power splitters and three-channel mirrors.

Date/Time

05 April 2017
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/43497

Location

UT Austin
1616 Guadalupe St UTA 7.215
Austin, Texas
United States 78701
Building: UTA
Room Number: 7.215

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Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA)

Chapter Web Site

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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From Boolean Algebra to Basketball: Applying EDA Techniques to Sports Analytics

Speaker

Charles (Chuck) Alpert joined Cadence Design Systems in 2014, where he serves as a Group Director for the Digital Signoff Group. His team researches and develops next generation algorithms, solutions, and methodologies for Cadence’s digital implementation tools. Prior to that, Chuck spent 17 years working for the IBM Research Division, developing internal EDA tools in the physical design space. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA in 1996 and a B.S. and a B.A. degree from Stanford in 1991. Chuck’s interests include algorithms for placement, routing, wire synthesis, clocking and for sports analysis. He is an IEEE Fellow and has published over 100 conference and journal publications and has filed 100 patents. He currently serves as Deputy Editor-inChief for IEEE Transactions on CAD. Chuck chaired the ISPD and Tau conferences and served as General Chair for DAC 2016 and Past Chair for DAC 2017, both in Austin, TX.

Abstract

Professional sports are big business. The National Football League generates over ten billion dollars annually, but this is actually less than fantasy sports, which generates 15 billion in revenue (about double the entire EDA industry). Not surprisingly, the interest in utilizing data analytics for sports applications has exploded in recent years. The algorithm techniques utilized share significant overlap with traditional EDA algorithms. Win and playoff prediction tools utilize Monte Carlo simulation. Similar to how model-order reduction can produce simplified circuits, analytic techniques aggregate mountains of player statistics to model a player’s actual value. In this talk, we describe how EDA techniques can be applied to college basketball, or more specifically, the NCAA tournament.

Each March, the NCAA tournament pits 64 of the best college basketball teams into a single elimination tournament to determine the national champion. The first round has 32 matches, the second round has 16 matches, and so on, until a single champion emerges. Millions of fans, including 44th U.S. President Obama, participate in “bracketology” pools in which they predict the winners for each of these 63 matches. Millions of participants enter their picks on sports media websites hoping to earn office bragging rights or to win major prizes. Once the tournament starts, automatic software tracks contestants’ correct picks, their maximum score, and their current place in the standings. However, today’s websites lack sufficient information to show participants how they are performing. This talk shows how simulation can be used to determine each participants probability of winning. We also discuss how logic synthesis can be applied to determine the exact winning scenarios for each participant. Finally, the talk will present other sports problems which are suitable for algorithmic innovation.

Date/Time

March 9th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM

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https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/44067

Location

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

Notes

Food and drinks will be provided.


  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

The Annual Review of the ISSCC Conference: Analog and RF

Speaker

Dr. 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.

Dr. 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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07 March 2017
Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

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https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/44134

Location

201 East 24th St
Austin, Texas
United States 78712
Building: ACES (or POB) 2.402

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Topic/Title

Exploiting Data-driven Inference Towards Low-energy Implementations in Intelligent Sensors

Speaker

Woogeun Rhee of Princeton University
Naveen Verma received the B.A.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in 2003, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005 and 2009 respectively. Since July 2009 he has been with the department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His research focuses on advanced sensing systems, including low-voltage digital logic and SRAMs, low-noise analog instrumentation and data-conversion, large-area sensing systems based on flexible electronics, and low-energy algorithms for embedded inference, especially for medical applications. Prof. Verma is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, and serves on the technical program committees for ISSCC, VLSI Symp., DATE, and IEEE Signal-Processing Society (DISPS). Prof. Verma is recipient or co-recipient of the 2006 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest Award, 2008 ISSCC Jack Kilby Paper Award, 2012 Alfred Rheinstein Junior Faculty Award, 2013 NSF CAREER Award, 2013 Intel Early Career Award, 2013 Walter C. Johnson Prize for Teaching Excellence, 2013 VLSI Symp. Best Student Paper Award, 2014 AFOSR Young Investigator Award, 2015 Princeton Engineering Council Excellence in Teaching Award, and 2015 IEEE Trans. CPMT Best Paper Award.

Abstract

For designers of sensor systems, faced with increasingly severe resource constraints (energy, area, bandwidth reliability), the focus on inferences from sensor data, rather than the sensor data itself, is a VERY liberating thing. While sensor data may express inferences of interest through extremely complex correlations, we now know quite broadly that these can be effectively modeled and analyzed through data-driven algorithms. What is liberating is that research in low-power systems is showing that not only can such algorithms be effectively mapped to resource-constrained implementations, but in fact such algorithms can actually relax the implementations themselves. As an example, I describe how data-driven learning enables us to select inference functions and/or parameters that are preferred from the perspective of low-energy implementation and further enables the implementations to exhibit substantially imperfect behaviors. Then, I look at how this can be exploited within systems architectures to alleviate traditional pain points (sensor acquisition, data conversion, memory operations). Measured results from several custom integrated-circuit prototypes are presented.

Date/Time

21 March 2017
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/43201

Location

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

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Topic/Title

ANALOG MIXED SIGNAL IC: FROM NEURONS TO NETWORKS

Speaker

Nima Maghari of University of Florida
Nima Maghari received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, in 2004 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University in 2010.

He is currently an assistant professor at the school of electrical and computer engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville. From 2004 to 2006, he was with IC-LAB, University of Tehran, where he was involved with audio delta-sigma converters and low-voltage bandgap references. In 2008 he was recipient of CICC-AMD outstanding student paper award. He has served as an Associated Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I and the technical program committee of IEEE CICC. He has published more than 40 conference and journals papers in IEEE and IEE.

His research interests include high performance analog-to-digital converters, delta-sigma modulators, phased-locked loops, synthesizable analog circuits, time-assisted data conversion techniques, low-power low-voltage regulators, and analog security and counterfeit detection.

Abstract

In an era where the word “Digital” has become synonymous with better quality products such as TVs and high fidelity audio systems and has turned “Analog” into seemingly nothing less than a nostalgia, it is worthwhile to take a step back and look at many of these so called “Digital” systems and innovations and appreciate the “analog heart” inside. In this talk, we will look at various circuits and systems, spanning from past to possible future applications and discuss why analog mixed-signal circuits continues to grow and remains a critical building block in many of these systems.

Date/Time

05 April 2017
Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

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https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/44158

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UT Austin
100 E 24th St, Austin TX, 78712
Austin, Texas
United States 78712
Building: NHB
Room Number: 1.720

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Topic/Title

TIME FOR ADCS

Speaker

Nima Maghari of University of Florida
Nima Maghari received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, in 2004 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University in 2010. He is currently an assistant professor at the school of electrical and computer engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville. From 2004 to 2006, he was with IC-LAB, University of Tehran, where he was involved with audio delta-sigma converters and low-voltage bandgap references. In 2008 he was recipient of CICC-AMD outstanding student paper award. He has served as an Associated Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I and the technical program committee of IEEE CICC. He has published more than 40 conference and journals papers in IEEE and IEE. His research interests include high performance analog-to-digital converters, delta-sigma modulators, phased-locked loops, synthesizable analog circuits, time-assisted data conversion techniques, low-power low-voltage regulators, and analog security and counterfeit detection.

Abstract

The CMOS scaling has brought forth many advantages in the context of digital circuits, but not so as much in the analog/mixed-signal world. One critical challenge is designing efficient and high gain Opamps in scaled CMOS processes. To make matters worse, the reduced voltage margin degrades the overall performance, especially in high resolution ADCs. Consequently, the overall resolution of the ADCs has been reduced in scaled nodes. Among various types of ADCs, delta-sigma modulators are the most commonly used oversampled ADCs to achieve high conversion resolutions using moderately accurate analog building blocks. Recently, continuous-time delta-sigma modulators have gained increased popularity due to their superior performance in terms of power consumption, anti-aliasing filtering and conversion speed. The core of these structures embodies active-RC integrators to form the loop filter, followed by the quantizer. We present an alternative and drastically more efficient approach to implement the quantizer in order to directly benefit from CMOS process scaling in delta-sigma modulators.

Date/Time

05 April 2017
Time: 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM

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https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/44159

Location

UT Austin
201E 24th Street, Austin, TX, 78712
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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San Antonio Computer Society (C)

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Topic/Title THE EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION
Speaker Dr. Bahman Rezaie of St. Mary's University
Dr. Bahman Rezaie received BS in Physics from Pars College (1971) and another BS in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University (1978), an MS and Ph.D. also in Electrical Engineering from SMU in 1980 and 1984 respectively. The results of his thesis (on image registration and pattern recognition) were published as a paper in IEEE transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems in November 1984.

After teaching for three years at Southern Methodist University, Dr. Rezaie joined St. Mary’s University where he is currently Piper Professor in the Engineering Department. He has served as the Engineering Department Chair for 25 years and during the spring semester of 2000, he served as the Acting Dean of the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology. While at St. Mary’s, Dr. Rezaie was awarded $300,000 research grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) from 1985 through 1987. The research was entitled "Rotation Invariant Image Registration," and geared to investigate rotation invariancy of certain features on different images in order to develop a class of fast algorithms to detect and register rotated objects within the image scene. He was also co-investigator on $137,000 research grant through the U.S. Department of Education entitled "Development of Academic Program and Acquisition of Equipment for Manufacturing Engineering Degree." He co-authored a $2.1 Million Title V grant awarded to the St. Mary’s University by the U.S. Department of Education entitled “St. Mary’s University’s Plan to Improve Academic Programs through Instructional Technology,” 1999 through 2004.

At St. Mary’s University, he has taught variety of electrical and computer engineering courses both at graduate and undergraduate levels such as Digital Signal Processing, Digital Image Processing, Computer-Aided Circuit Design, Microcontrollers, Signals and Systems and Microelectronics. His areas of specialization are signal processing, pattern recognition, robotic vision, medical imaging, adaptive filtering, microcontrollers, and embedded systems.

Dr. Rezaie is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi honorary societies of engineering. He is the recipient of Distinguished Faculty Award, (School of Science, Engineering and Technology), at St. Mary's University, academic year 1987-88; recipient of Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award at St. Mary's University, academic year 1991-92; Recipient of Distinguished Faculty Award, (Graduate School), at St. Mary's University, academic year 1993-94. In 2001, Dr. Rezaie has been selected as a Minnie Stevens Piper Professor in the State of Texas.
Abstract We all have our own style of presentation, and it is very important to stay true to who we are.  However, there are four fundamental practices that will help improve your presentation, take it to a new heights, and help set you apart from the crowd.  This talk explores these practices in a systematic way by creating a pathway on how to reflect, prepare, organize, design, and deliver your presentation.
Date/Time 21 March 2017
Time: 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Location 1 Camino Santa Maria
St. Mary's University
San Antonio, Texas
United States 78228
Building: University Center
Room Number: Conference Room B
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Reservations https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/44240
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Central Texas Consultants Network Affinity Group

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Topic/Title Daring to Do Your Own Patent Searches
Speaker Steve Pearson of The Pearson Strategy Group, LLC
Researching diverse technologies, for clients ranging from individuals to IP attorneys to large Fortune 500 companies, has taught Steve Pearson a great deal about tailoring the approach for various situations.

Steve is the founder of The Pearson Strategy Group, LLC which provides services mimicking Innovation Boards in patent research, Competitive Intelligence, Innovation Support, and Strategic Development to the technology, power, consumer, and transportation industries.

His second company, Visionex Holdings, LLC, is an intellectual property holding and licensing company.

Steve is the sole individual inventor of three U.S. patents, all for improvements to the evaporator units of air conditioning systems.

Steve served aboard a Navy submarine as a nuclear reactor operator and electronics technician, graduated from UT San Antonio as an electrical engineer, and has worked in various engineering roles in semiconductor manufacturing with Motorola Semiconductor, piping and fitting manufacturing with Applied Materials, and in research and consulting.

Steve is past chairman and currently the Vice-Chairman for the Austin chapter of the IEEE’s Power and Energy Society and mentors for both the TechShop and Profit Movers.
Abstract Patent searches are part science and part art – and often intimidating.  Steve will share some patent research insights with you, and also touch on other components of prior art research during his presentation.

As a patent research professional, Steve has learned that the methodology is the same for every inventor – large or small: namely, knowing when to search, how to manage your efforts, how to manage uncovered data, recognizing what’s important and knowing when to stop. Plus, you’ll need to know what to ignore and when to search again.
Date/Time 22 March 2017
Time: 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Location 2121 West Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village Ave.
Austin, Texas
United States 78727
Building: PoK-e-Jo's Smokehouse
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Reservations https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/44228
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Do a friend a favor. Bring your colleagues to grow the Consultants Network.

More information on Consultants Networks

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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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Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMB)

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Young Professionals (YP/GOLD) Affinity Group

If you are attending SXSW be sure to come by the YP Mimosa meetup on March 11. In San Antonio the YPs will host a Happy Hour on March 22.

Follow the Young Professionals on Facebook

More information on YP/GOLD 

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Photonics Society (PHO)

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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 Digital Health & IoE (The Internet of Engagement): Can your Devices Know Too Much?
Speaker Cheryl Tulkoff
Cheryl has over 20 years of experience in electronics manufacturing focusing on failure analysis and reliability. She is passionate about applying her unique background to enable her clients to maximize and accelerate product design and development while saving time, managing resources, and improving customer satisfaction.

Throughout her career, Cheryl has had extensive training experience and is a published author and a senior member of both ASQ and IEEE. She views teaching as a two-way process that enables her to impart her knowledge on to others as well as reinforce her own understanding and ability to explain complex concepts through student interaction. A passionate advocate of continued learning, Cheryl has taught electronics workshops that introduced her to fascinating companies, people, and cultures.

Cheryl has served as chairman of the IEEE Central Texas WIE and IEEE ASTR sections and is an ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer, an SMTA Speaker of Distinction and serves on ASQ, IPC and iNEMI committees.

Cheryl earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a Master of Science in Technology Commercialization (MSTC) program at the University of Texas at Austin. She was drawn to the MSTC program as an avenue that allowed her to acquire relevant and current business skills which, combined with her technical background, served as a springboard enabling her clients to succeed in introducing reliable, blockbuster products tailored to the best market segment.

In her free time, Cheryl loves to run! She’s had the good fortune to run everything from 5k’s to 100 milers including the Boston Marathon, the Tahoe Triple (three marathons in 3 days) and the nonstop Rocky Raccoon 100 miler. She also enjoys travel and has visited 46 US states and over 20 countries around the world. Cheryl combines these two passions in what she calls “running tourism” which lets her quickly get her bearings and see the sights in new places.
Abstract This talk will explore the amazing possibilities – and uncertainties – of health data on your wrist and smartphone.

Cheryl will discuss how your data can provide healthcare providers with valuable insights, and pose a considerable risk should that same data fall into the wrong hands.

Discover the complex backstory on tracking health and fitness metrics from an industry pioneer. And as always, there'll be plenty of time for questions too.
Date/Time 21 March 2017
Time: 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Location 2121 West Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village Ave.
Austin, Texas
United States 78727
Building: PoK-e-Jo's Smokehouse
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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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San Antonio Life Member Affinity Group

Topic/Title EPIcenter, a repurposing of a San Antonio generating plant
Speaker Kimberly Britton, CEO of EPIcenter of EPIcenter
Kimberly M. Britton serves as the Chief Executive Officer of EPIcenter.  Her career has included the fields of energy, government, nonprofits, and healthcare. She was most recently the Director of Development for the San Antonio Museum of Art where she headed its fund development and membership operations and served as a member of the senior leadership team.

Britton served as the Director of Community Relations for the Barnett division of Chesapeake Energy and led the company’s outreach activities in North Texas. Prior to Chesapeake she headed a hospital foundation in Fort Worth that she co-founded and served as a member of the executive team of the hospital.

As a volunteer, she is a founder of Leadership San Antonio (LSA)’s Alumni Association and served as a member of LSA Class of 41 Steering Committee, having completed the course two years before. In addition, Britton is a member of the San Antonio chapter of the Association of Fundraising Proposals. She has also served on multiple boards and committees that include the Cliburn Foundation where she was a vice chair for its international piano competition and has served as a trustee of the City of Fort Worth Employee Retirement Fund, a $1.5 billion nonprofit, as appointee of the Mayor and City Council.
Abstract EPIcenter is a nonprofit created by CPS Energy, OCI Solar, Silver Spring Networks and Lyndis+Gyr to focus on innovation in renewable energy.  EPIcenter’s mission is to transform the historic Mission Road Power Plant into a world-class center that will serve as a cradle for invention and a catalyst for clean energy innovation and technological advancement.

This presentation will explain EPIcenter's genesis and plans to transform the historic Mission Road Power Plant on the Mission Reach of the San Antonio Riverwalk into a $74 million sustainable energy innovation center.   EPIcenter will be the hub for clean energy technology innovation, education and community engagement, and entrepreneurial incubation and ideation.  It will house a think tank, incubator, fabrication laboratory, exhibit space, and conference center.
Date/Time 16 March 2017
11:30 Announcements
12:00 Speaker Introduction
1:00  Adjourn
Location 842 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas
United States 78216
Building: Lion & Rose English Pub (Park North Shopping Center)
Room Number: The Dungeon
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Reservations https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/43510
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Austin Power and Energy Society (PE/PEL/IA/IE)

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Topic/Title TOUR OF STP NUCLEAR OPERATING COMPANY
Speaker Sheila Davis
Abstract A tour of STP Nuclear Operating Company in Bay City, Texas.

Please read the following before registering.
  • Registration will close on March 20th
  • A background check form must be filled out and returned to attend the tour by the date indicated, email the organizer if you don't have a copy within a day after registering.
  • Tour cost is $20 for IEEE members and $40 for non-IEEE members. Charges are non-refundable.
  • All attendees must be U.S. citizens.
  • This tour will fill up, please notify the organizer if you're unable to attend so that someone on the standby list may fill in.
  • You must bring your the photo id with you on the day of the tour.
  • Allow for sufficient drive time of just over 3 hours (non-stop).
  • No food will be provided as a part of this tour, plan accordingly.
  • Kids under 18 will NOT be allowed on the tour.
  • When you click the register button (not "save and close") you will see the message "You have successfully registered for this meeting" and you will receive a confirmation email to confirm you are registered. If you don't receive a confirmation email, you are not registered.
  • If you would like to carpool, please let the host know.
  • Tour information may change after you register; please watch your email for updates.
Date/Time 23 March 2017
Time: 11:45 AM to 03:00 PM
Location 12090 FM 521
Palacios, Texas
United States 77465
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Registration https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/44193
Notes For any questions please contact: Steve Pearson, Program Chairman, IEEE PES/IAS/PELS/IES Austin Chapter; (512) 466-1450; steve@pearsonstrategy.com




Topic/Title Motor Starter and Control Applications
Speaker Dan Bumbernick
Dan Bumbernick earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982. He worked at LTV Steel in Aliquippa, PA as a Maintenance Engineer. In 1985, he moved from the Pittsburgh area to Niagara Falls, NY to work for Carbide / Graphite Corporation as a Project Engineer and later as the Manager of Engineering and Maintenance. In 1996, he went to work for Westinghouse Electric Field Engineering Services and in 1998 when Eaton Corporation formed Eaton Engineering Systems & Services, he left Westinghouse to join Eaton as a Field Services District Manager.

At Eaton, he worked in Engineering Services in Buffalo, NY, the Project Management Organization in Asheville, NC, and in 2006 moved to the Austin area as a Field Based Project Manager. He is presently the Application Engineer supporting the Austin / San Antonio area. He is also currently serving as the Chair of the San Antonio chapter of IEEE PES.

Dan also served as an electrician in the US Army Reserve from 1978 to 1984.
Abstract This presentation will cover the basics of motor theory and control. The theory basics will include a discussion on electro-magnetic principles and how they apply to the common induction motor. The presentation will also cover the methods of motor starting and control. Motor schematics will be reviewed to illustrate what the different types of motor control look like on a typical motor control schematic.

The covered methods of motor starting will be Wye-Delta, Part Winding, Rotor Resistance, Auto-Transformer, Soft Start and Variable Frequency Drives. The control methods covered will include 2-speed 1-winding, 2-speed 2 winding, Rotor Resistance and Variable Frequency Drives.
Date/Time 28 March 2017
Time: 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Location 4616 W Howard Ln
Austin, Texas
United States 78728
Building: Eaton Austin Offices, Building 2, Suite 500 (in back away from the street)
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Reservations https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/44027
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Topic/Title TOUR OF CATERPILLAR FACILITY IN SEGUIN
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Abstract A tour of the Caterpillar Facility in Seguin, Texas. Please read the following before registering.
  • Registration will close on April 10
  • Tour cost is $10 for IEEE members and $20 for non-IEEE members and is non-refundable.
  • If this tour fills up, please notify the organizer if you're unable to attend so that someone on the standby list may fill in.
  • Visitors must be at least 12 years old.
  • No shorts or capris allowed.
  • Full leg covering is required.
  • Footwear – No sandals, open-toed, open-heeled, or high-heeled shoes are permitted.
  • Steel-toed safety shoes (or shop-provided metatarsal covers) are required for some tours.
  • Jewelry – no rings, necklaces that fall below the chin.
  • Only stud ear rings are allowed on the plant floor.
  • Cameras, handbags, briefcases or bags of any kind are not allowed on the floor.
  • Safety glasses with side shields will be provided and must be worn at all times.
  • Safety Vests will be provided.
  • Caterpillar has the right to refuse admittance to anyone who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Entering restricted areas without permission is prohibited.
  • Visitors must not touch any machinery, equipment or floor stock without permission.
  • Visitors are not allowed to operate any machinery or vehicles without General Manager’s permission.
  • The use of photographic equipment, including cameras on cell phones, is prohibited.
  • When you click the register button (not "save and close") you will see the message "You have successfully registered for this meeting" and you will receive a confirmation email to confirm you are registered. If you don't receive a confirmation email, you are not registered.
  • Carpooling may be available, contact the host if you're interested.
  • Tour information may change after you register; please watch your email for updates.
  • No food will be provided during or after the tour.
Date/Time 12 April 2017
Time: 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Location 1720 W. Kingsbury Street
Seguin, Texas
United States 78155
Building: Building 1 (by the flag pole)
Room Number: Security Office
Cost
Reservations https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/43397
Notes For any questions please contact: Steve Pearson, Program Chairman, IEEE PES/IAS/PELS/IES Austin Chapter; (512) 466-1450; steve@pearsonstrategy.com


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  San Antonio Power and Energy Society (PE)

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Product Safety Engineering Society (PSE)

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Topic/Title Safety Implications of Genetic Engineering
Speaker Dale Ritzen, Quality Manager (Retired)
Originally a college biology major, Dale has held many and varied jobs in several different lines of work prior to his retirement last year. None of them were in the biological sciences. However, he continues to be interested in biology, especially the power that we now possess to change the very basic genetic patterns of animal and plant life on Earth.
Abstract Genetic engineering is one of the greatest challenges - both ethically and morally - that faces mankind. With the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic splicing tool we now have the power to easily alter genetic patterns to improve plant and animal life to benefit mankind. However, the reasons behind making these genetic changes - and the implications of allowing the changes to escape into wild populations - continue to be argued among the scientific community. They have tried to control or limit this process within their own international organizations. However, the CRISPR-Cas9 tool has changed the whole scope of the potential problem. It has allowed easy manipulation of genetic material in relatively simple laboratory settings. We will discuss what this means and the possibilities - both positive and troubling - that present themselves in this ongoing debate.
Date/Time March 21, 2017 at 7pm
Cost There is no cost to attend this meeting.
Reservations Please RSVP to Dale Ritzen (austin278757@yahoo.com) to give us some idea of how many attendees to expect and for directions to the Parmer Lane location.
Location Dell Parmer South Campus, Building PS4, in the Victoria conference room (just inside the front door).
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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
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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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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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Topic/Title

WOMEN IN AVIATION - THE EARLY YEARS

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Ron Mathis
Ron Mathis is a Senior Program Manager in the Department of Electromechanical and Optical Systems of the Applied Physics Division at Southwest Research Institute.  He is an ardent enthusiast of early aviation, the individuals, their methods and attempts to achieve flight.

Abstract

Today, women pilot airplanes for the airline industry, for the military and they even fly rockets into space. They fly in air races, command helicopter mercy flights, and partake in many other flying missions. If asked to name a famous woman aviator, people will generally reply Amelia Earhart, Jacqueline Cochran or Sally Ride. It can’t be denied that they are all great and well-known female aviators, but what about those other daring, courageous, and determined women who also broke the boundaries that enabled women to even enter the aviation field

This talk will attempt to bring back those women whose names were also well-known worldwide. Names like Elise Deroche, Blanche Scott, Harriet Quimby, Bessie Coleman, sisters Marjorie and Katherine Stinson, and others. It will describe their determination to enter a field dominated by men, their accomplishments, and their keen skills as the first Women of Aviation.

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08 March 2017
Time: 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM

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Southwest Research Institute
P.O. Drawer 28510
San Antonio, Texas
United States 78228-0510
Building: Building 238, Applied Physics
Room Number: Conference Room 1.102

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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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Women in Engineering Affinity Group (WIE)

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Topic/Title CTS WOMEN IN ENGINEERING MONTHLY BOOK CLUB
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Abstract Book / Article Discussion: Leveraging Your Strengths

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

We'll discuss what we've learned from the book Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath.
Date/Time 21 March 2017
Time: 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Location Cirrus Logic
800 W. 6th St.
Austin, Texas
United States 78701
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Registration https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/44208
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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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