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

IEEE has many outstanding events this month, and I hope they will be beneficial to you.

A terrific conference: the International Conference on IC Design and Technology is returning to Central Texas 23-25 May at UT Austin, with an outstanding lineup of speakers and workshops.  Be sure to register! This is a very popular conference.

The Women-in-Engineering Book Club has been very successful, and we are starting up two additional locations and times to make it convenient for more folks.  One will be in San Antonio, and one in north Austin at the Domain.  Plus our usual downtown Austin group at Cirrus Logic (which will be held on May 30 this month).  And on July 18, we’ll be hosting a screening of the film Hidden Figures followed by a discussion!   Yay! Free movie night!  Plan ahead! All are welcome to attend.

Also, the Austin branch of the Technology and Engineering Management Society will start a new Leadership Reading Group at the Domain, followed by a late night happy hour at BlackFinn. We’ll open this discussion group with a TED talk on  “What it Takes to be a Great Leader in the 21st Century.” Join us for a fun evening!

The Circuits and Systems / Solid State Circuits Chapter is holding a series of meeting on 4-5 May.  Looks like a great lineup!

PI2 is sponsoring a couple great events: On May 23 Scott Hinson from the Pecan Street Project will talk about “Life at the Edge: Operating and Designing a Whole Home Residential Microgrid.”   Plus, check out the Austin Utilities Power Plant Tour on May 27!

Two outstanding IEEE events in the Bay Area this month are back-to-back, and there are discounts if you are going to attend both (email me for codes).

  1. The 2017 IEEE Women In Engineering
International Leadership Conference (WIE ILC)
22-23 May 2017 | San Jose, California,

    WIE ILC includes a spectacular line-up of speakers including Sallie Krawcheck, CEO at Ellevest; Maria Klawe, President at Harvey Mudd College; Karen Bartleson, 2017 IEEE President and CEO; and Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, IEEE Women in Engineering Chair!

    Use the special WIE member code WIE17DISCOUNT15 to register with a 15% discount!  For more details, check out the 2017 WIE ILC schedule.

  2. The Vision, Innovation and Challenges Summit (VIC) and the IEEE Honors Ceremony 24 May 2017 | San Francisco, California

    The IEEE VIC Summit will go behind the scenes of the most innovative and successful technologists to discover how we turn today’s impossibilities into tomorrow’s realities. The IEEE VIC Summit culminates with the IEEE Honors Ceremony, a night of festivities that will include the celebration of the contributions of some of the greatest minds of our time who have made a lasting impact on society for the benefit of humanity. (The people we honor are AMAZING!  Bob Metcalfe is one of the past honorees!)

    It's a great opportunity to connect with the inspiring members of the technology community, learn about the latest in new technologies, get inspired, and do some business networking too.

    If you register to attend the event, here’s a 20% discount off the fees. Register today at: http://www.cvent.com/d/jvq3nq with PROMO CODE: MEDIA20. For more details, check out the 2017 VICS Summit website.
These are my two favorite IEEE Conferences, so many thanks to the great organizers! I hope to see you there!

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

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Membership Development

 IEEE Participation in National Instruments NIWEEK 2017
The IEEE Central Texas Section will be participating in this year’s NIWeek as exhibitors May 23rd through the 24th.  We will be promoting the value of being an IEEE member both nationally and local to the Central Texas Section.

If you’re at NI Week, be sure and stop by the IEEE booth, say hello and help talk to other NIWeek attendees about what it is to be an IEEE member!  As a note, you can get an Expo only badge for free.  It will get you into the exhibits as well as the morning keynotes and exhibit parties Monday and Tuesday nights.

The IEEE Central Texas Section is looking for volunteers to assist in manning the booth.  Come meet other local IEEEers, network, and have some fun.  Send your interest to Joe Redfield @ j.redfield@ieee.org and I’ll respond with details.

myIEEE Membership Portal
myIEEE is a members personalized gateway into IEEE membership. Log in today (IEEE Web Account required) for a comprehensive view of IEEE membership and the latest IEEE has to offer.  See http://www.ieee.org/myieee
  • View a quick summary of the latest IEEE news and activities
  • Access your individual Society memberships and subscriptions
  • Connect with the IEEE Central Texas Section and volunteer leadership
  • Find upcoming conferences in your technical area
  • Learn more about individual benefits
  • Read the latest news from IEEE Spectrum, IEEE Standards News, and The Institute
  • View special-interest programs on IEEE.tv

Not an IEEE member and have been waiting to join?
Join now with ½ year dues!  Join IEEE and receive 9 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!

Did you know about IEEE
IEEE Young Professionals Webinar - The IEEE offers webinars for members on topics related to professional development, humanitarian efforts, and technical knowledge.  Periodically, there is a free webinar on a new topic.  Examples of past webinars that are available for immediate viewing are:
  • The IoT and the Connected World We Live In - IEEE Young Professionals Special Panel.
  • Technology in Hollywood.
  • Lessons Learned: Stuff They Don't Teach in Engineering School.

For more information and a listing of available recorded Webinars, see
http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/young_professionals/young_professionals_webinars_index.html

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


Call for Nominations for 2018 IEEE-USA Board positions
The IEEE-USA Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee asks for your help identifying U.S. IEEE Regions 1-6 members who may be interested in, and well-qualified for, service in the following IEEE-USA board positions:
  • IEEE-USA President-Elect (2019)
  • IEEE-USA Secretary/Treasurer (2018)
  • IEEE-USA Vice President - Career & Member Services (2018)
  • IEEE-USA Vice President - Communications & Public Awareness (2018)
  • IEEE-USA Vice President - Professional Activities (2018)
  • IEEE-USA Vice President - Government Relations (2018)
  • IEEE-USA Young Professional Representative (2018)
 
The Board positions are for leaders who provide IEEE-USA with vision and direction, oversee our volunteer committees, monitor financial performance and promote new activities. All nominees must be from U.S. IEEE Regions 1-6.
 
All positions except for IEEE-USA Young Professional Representative require senior member status.
 
The IEEE-USA Board of Directors will select our new Board members from the nominees in November, with the exception of IEEE-USA President-Elect. Here, the IEEE-USA Board will select at least two individuals to become President-Elect candidates for the IEEE election held in 2018. The winner of this election will become the IEEE-USA President-Elect in 2019, and then serve as IEEE-USA President in 2020.
 
We also ask that you submit names for consideration to serve on the IEEE-USA N&A Committee (2018-2019). Eligible nominees include former IEEE-USA Vice Presidents, IEEE-USA Secretary-Treasurers, U.S. Region Directors who have completed their terms or who are serving in their second year of that term, or members who have had experience as an IEEE-USA Committee Chair.
 
To nominate candidates, please go to: https://goo.gl/forms/jx1Sgy6NPzMmyLkp1, or contact nominations@ieeeusa.org for more information. Self-nominations must be submitted no later than 1 May 2017 and third-party nominations no later than 15 May 2017 to be considered for the positions listed above.

F
ree eBook from IEEE USA to IEEE Members
In May, IEEE-USA E-BOOKS is offering the award-winning “Staying Sharp--Volume 2:  Tips for Staying Sharp Outside Your Company” free to IEEE members.

An active IEEE member for many years, author Harry T. Roman also advocates volunteering in IEEE and other professional societies as an ideal way to enhance your professional experience. For example, participating in your local IEEE section is a great way to meet people. Additions to your personal network can benefit you when you need advice, assistance, or are looking for work.

Now through 15 June, IEEE members can get a free download of this e-book by going to: http://shop.ieeeusa.org/usashop/product/careers/138629. Log in with your IEEE Web account, add the book to your cart and use promo code MAYFREE17 at checkout.

Roman especially recommends volunteer positions that require public speaking.

“Speaking in public is a powerful tool for you to master,” he says. “What’s more, people you meet will invariably strike up conversations, which could turn out to be excellent networking opportunities.”

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.
Hulu To Hire 500 In San Antonio
Online television- and video-streaming service Hulu announced on Thursday that it will be opening up a new "viewer experience headquarters" in San Antonio, and hope to hire 500 people at the location. Hulu said it will create around 300 jobs by the end of the year, with another 200 expected in 2018. Hulu said it expects to spend around $13 million in building the new San Antonio campus, which will provide customer support.

TaskUs Opens New Offices In San Antonio, Plans To Hire 500
TaskUs, a large business process outsourcing firm, said it has leased 32,000 square feet in San Antonio, and opened up new sales offices in Dallas and Austin, as part of a big expansion for the company. The company, which provides outsourcing of back office tasks to big Internet services companies, said it plans to hire more than 500 employees in San Antonio. In addition, the company said its two founders, CEO Bryce Maddock and President Jaspar Weir, are both moving to Texas as part of the new expansion. TaskUs said its new headquarters will include such office perks as a complimentary coffee and snack station, a napping/resting area, on-site massage therapist visits and a space for employees to cut loose, play foosball and watch TV.

Comparably Salary Tool
A California-based company called Comparably is trying to drum up publicity for its new “fair pay” reporting tool. The idea is you put in your department, job title and zip code and it spits back an estimated salary. They don’t ask for years of experience, though the job titles sometimes reflect junior or senior roles. This may be something you want to check into to see if you are being paid what you are worth.

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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.


Inspire students across the U.S. from your office


Nepris allows professionals in any industry to inspire students across the country without ever leaving the office. The skills-based volunteering platform connects professionals with teachers, classrooms, and students virtually, through video-conferencing technology, to provide real-world insight, career exploration, mock interviews, resume prep, virtual tours, and project mentorship/evaluation to students across America.

Through Nepris, STEM professionals across the globe are inspiring the next generation of engineers, welders, scientists, financiers, zoologists, and more. This is all done without any travel, expense, long-term commitment, or complex coordination for the company or volunteer. Professionals can easily sign up for Nepris and create an interactive session (called an Industry Chat) that fits with their schedule, for which teachers can register their classes. Nepris then markets these Industry Chats to the 30,000+ educators in their platform, taking care of the heavy lifting so the volunteer can just create the Industry Chat beforehand, log in the day of, and start inspiring.

Volunteers can also browse through teacher requests from across the country, accepting a request to speak with a class when it fits their industry, skill set, and schedule. Nepris moderates each session and fully supports volunteers through the process, ensuring a seamless experience for the students, teacher, and volunteer. Skills based volunteering not only prepares students for their dream career, it gives every professional an opportunity to build out their resume, strengthen their professional skills, and be that person who progresses their industry’s future workforce through community outreach.

Carlos Rosas, an engineer with ExxonMobil, recently engaged with over 100 students virtually through an Industry Chat for Engineers Week. As he explains, “This is something that I highly recommend to all professionals and business leaders. Being able to transmit and convey your professional experience to students is something really important and it adds value not only to me as a professional, but also to the most precious resource any society has: our youth.” Nepris is an easy win-win solution to bridge the gap between education and industry - just read how one professional engages with students through Nepris over his lunch-break.

To sign up or for more information, visit http://www.nepris.com or contact Matt Pronio at matt@nepris.com or (717) 370-1387.


The Impact of Advanced Technologies on Various Industries

Advance technologies are shaping the future of businesses.

Advanced technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial intelligence (AI) are changing how different industries and customer-oriented companies doing business. Companies are realizing that AI and IoT are a trends of success and failure for them.  That is why and as per a recent report for Strategy &PWC, companies are investing heavily in such advanced technologies and making significant changes to their operating models and structures and even hiring new talent mix of manpower.
Businesses want to be in best position when the shift happen toward the IoT and AI era. For example, big computer technology companies started investing in IoT hardware components such as sensor, actuators, connectivity, real time analytic and benefiting from their access to massive amount of data generated by their customers and use it toward improving their services and products.

Advanced technologies found its way to the electric power industry too!

For example, let us look at the electric power industry. Advanced technologies found its way to to the power and energy companies years ago. Many of the power utilities companies already used analytic softwares and smart meters in their transmission and distribution networks. Customers already enjoying real time mobile energy management and billing apps. But with the introduction of more smart home devices, power utility companies found themselves forced to enter the era of digital technologies heavily. Micro grid and smart substations are in their way to the grid. Power companies started even acquiring data science companies that have energy management service to benefit from the huge data base collected from their customers who already started using smart home devices such as Amazon Alexa, Google home, smart appliances and heating systems. The new homes and business installations are more of gate way hubs now and utilities can benefit from this feed back data to develop their services.

Machine Learning is using our streaming data for better service and products.

Data science is the core of machine learning (ML), a form of Artificial Intelligence that helps with the aid of special computers and huge amount of pre-labeled data to identify future customer demands. This massive amount of data can be collected through collection of browsing data or streaming. For example, ML Algorithm can identify the need of customers for certain product or service at lower price. That is why big corporations who have access to massive customer data from their various interactions with online apps and web sites are investing heavily in data science. For example, Google just announced last March the acquisition of an online data science and ML company witch will give them an access to one of the largest Data base in the science communities.
Companies will be able to match customers demand with goods and services at lower prices. Engineers can access research and papers much easier. Educations, Health care, Law enforcement and many other sectors will benefit from ML applications.
Contributed by Qusi Alqarqaz, IEEE Senior Member
http://qusialqarqaz.wordpress.com
qusi.alqarqaz.us@ieee.org

Call for Nominations

It's time for the nominating process to begin for section and chapter officers for next year.  If you are interested in nominating someone for a section officer position or one of the section committee chairs, contact the Nominations and Appointments Committee Chair, Kenny Rice.  His address is krice@ieee.org.  Self-nominations will be considered by the Nominations and Appointments Committee.

Nominations for chapters and affinity groups should go to the chairman of the group.

In the past, Central Texas Section officers have been elected for a two year term, and chapter officers in the section have been elected for a one year term   The MGA Operations Manual states that the section may have terms of office of either one or two years, and the Central Texas Section has documented the choice of two year terms for its officers.  

Recently, the MGA Operations Manual declared that sections must make a separate choice of terms of office for all of their chapter officers.    In the absence of a Local Operating Procedure on this topic, the Section Committee has decided that chapter officers must be elected every year, Chapter officers are limited to consecutive service of four years.  

The schedule for our elections is as follows.  This message constitutes the Call for Nominations.  The nominations committee will accept nominations from section members during the month of April, and will communicate a slate of nominees to the CTS Executive Committee by August 15th, for ratification at the Executive Committee meeting at the end of August.  The ratified slate will be published in the September Analog newsletter, and petition candidates will be accepted until October 15th. The modified slate will be announced to section members in the October Mid Month Reminder.   The election will be announced in the November Analog.  The elections will begin on November 1.  We intend to use the IEEE vTools election process for the election.

Chapter nominations and elections should follow a similar schedule and process at the chapter level, although the election itself may be held at the November chapter meeting instead of on line. 

Below is the section Elections process specified in the MGA Operations Manual (it can be found at http://www.ieee.org/societies_communities/geo_activities/operations_manual/index.html ).  The chapter process is substantially the same,  


G.    SECTION ELECTION PROCESS

Six months prior to the date of election, the Section Nominating Committee Chair shall issue a call for nominations for all positions elected at-large to all voting members of the Section through an appropriate medium. 


Section members shall submit nominations within one month of the call for nominations. 

The Section Nominating Committee shall verify the candidates’ eligibility and willingness to serve. A candidate must be a member of the Section to hold office in that Section. The Section Nominating Committee shall also gather position statements and biographies of the potential candidates, as appropriate. 


4    The Section Nominating Committee will select from all such submissions at least two but not more than three candidates for each position elected at-large, and submit the slate of candidates to the Section ExCom for ratification. In the case where the slate that is submitted for ratification consists of a single candidate, the Section ExCom may recommend to the Region Director the approval of proceeding with the election process with a single candidate slate.

  • The slate of candidates for elected office shall be communicated to the voting members of the Section not less than six weeks prior to the election date. In addition, provision shall be made in the communication for petition candidates for these offices. 

  • In addition to the candidates nominated by the Section Nominating Committee, individual voting members eligible to vote in such election may nominate candidates by petition. 
In accordance with IEEE Bylaw I-307.17, the number of signatures required on a petition shall be determined as follows. For all positions where the electorate is less than 30,000 voting members, signatures shall be required from 2% of the eligible voters. 
For all positions where the electorate is more than 30,000 voting members, 600 signatures of eligible voters plus 1% of the difference between the number of eligible voters and 30,000 shall be required.” 
The petition shall be completed at least 28 days before the date of the election. 

  • The entire slate of candidates for office shall be communicated to the voting members of the Section not less than two weeks prior to the election date. 

  • The election process shall be by secret ballot. 

  • The Section Chair shall submit the names of up to three members of the Section to serve as a Tellers Committee, to the Section for approval. After the tally of votes, the Tellers Committee shall report the results of the election to the Section Chair. The Section Chair shall inform each candidate for office of the results of the election prior to announcing the results to the Section membership. 


Tips, Tools and Gadgets

First I want to remind you all that we are looking for volunteers to man the IEEE Central Texas Section booth at NI week. This is a great way to meet engineers and IEEE members from around the world. If you are interested, contact Joe Redfield j.redfield@ieee.org and he will respond with details.

Second, you can still sign up for the free I LOVE DAC level of registration at the Desing Automation Conference. There is more information here.

Third, if you are concerned about Google or your netowrk service provider spying on your search history or selling that data, you might want to take a look at StartPage. They say they do not collect or share any personal information (read full privacy policy).

StartPage offers you Web search results from Google - the world's most popular search engine HOWEVER StartPage offers more:
  • A Proxy Service
    It allows users to surf the web with complete privacy. The proxy lets users browse websites safely and anonymously, without passing on any private, personally identifiable information to the websites they view.
  • The URL Generator
    To promote a cookie-free internet, StartPage has a URL generator which eradicates the need for setting a cookie. It remembers your settings in a privacy friendly manner. It can be found at the bottom of the SETTINGS page.
  • StartPage supports SSL (HTTPS)
    The servers have been configured to handle HTTP requests over secure and encrypted Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connections. SSL is an encryption protocol that is available in almost all browsers. It establishes a secure connection between your browser and StartPage's servers. StartPage uses SSL to hide your search terms from anyone who might be monitoring traffic between your browser and StartPage's servers. You can activate SSL by using/adding an "s" to "http" in StartPage's address. (so: https://www.ixquick.com)
Lastly, I want to appeal to you all to volunteer with the various STEM projects that are underway. In particular, if you register now with Texas STEM Connections, you will find a number of requests for engineers to visit schools.

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.
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Other learning opportunities
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Other Sources
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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


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Faculty Adviser: Wenbin Luo, email: wluo@stmarytx.edu
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Faculty Adviser: Larry Larson, email: Larry.Larson@txstate.edu

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

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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.

Here are some of the highlights of CICC 2017:

Plennary Speaker:
Hans Stork, CTO ON Semiconductor
Title: Autonomy with Smart Power Electronics.
Technical Program

The technical sessions are the backbone of our conference and this year we are proud to offer a strong program. Papers will be presented in the following areas:  Wireline Techniques for Advanced Modulation Schemes, Clocking Techniques, Memory for Emerging Applications, RF and Millimeter-Wave Power Amplifiers and Transmitters, Data Converter Techniques, Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Wireline Building Blocks, Analog Techniques I, Security Circuits and Systems, Energy Efficient Wireless for 5G and IoT, Switching Regulators, Non-Traditional Computing Hardware, High-Performance and Low-Power Frequency Generation, Analog Techniques II, Oversampling Data Converter, Millimeter-Wave Communication Circuits, Linear Regulator Techniques, Technology Directions

Educational Sessions:
On Sunday, three Educational Sessions will take place.  This year we will again cover several topics of active research during our Educational Sessions.  The presenters are well-known for their contributions in their respective areas. The topics are: MM-Wave/RF Wireless, Analog & Testing Techniques, and Digital Techniques & Diversity

Luncheon Speaker:
Christopher Mangelsdorf

Forum Sessions:
Emerging Design Techniques for Data Convertors, Self-Sustaining IoTs - Fact or Fiction, and Technology, Circuits and Systems for 5G Communication

Panel Sessions:
Hardware and Software Security: Gaps and Synergies, Bio-Inspired Learning & Inference Systems: What Works & What Doesn't, and What's Your Favorite Analog/Mixed-Signal Circuit?

Hotel Van Zandt
605 Davis St
Austin, TX, USA

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




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Star Wars Day
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Venture Expo
Venture Expo is a semi-annual showcase of "Investor-Ready" startups from The University of Texas at Austin and Central Texas.The companies include all current TVL Accelerator members as well as a select group of past TVL companies and companies from partner organizations.

Venture Expo is held during December and May of each year. Attendance typically ranges between 300 to 400 investors, entrepreneurs, and students. Additional details will be posted below as they become available. For the most up-to-date details subscribe to the newsletter.

Attend Venture Expo

Our next Venture Expo will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the ATT Conference Center at 1900 University Avenue on the UT Austin campus.Venture Expo is a fantastic opportunity to network with Austin's vibrant community of entrepreneurs, investors, students and faculty. Presenting companies were advertising their vacancies for investors, employees and advisers.

RSVP today

Get Involved as a Start-up
Venture Expo is free and open to the public if you'd like to attend and watch the presentations. Presenting at Venture Expo, however, is limited to companies affiliated with the TVL Accelerator. Please visit our TVL Accelerator page if your company is interested in joining the TVL accelerator.



5




ASQ Austin - May Social Event
Cinco de Mayo & Margaritas
Come meet and socialize with some local ASQ members and guests to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Date / Time:
Friday, May 5th
4:30 – 7:00 pm
Note:  Happy Hour drink specials: 3:30 – 6:30pm

Location:
Lupe Tortilla
10515 N. Mopac Expressway NB
Austin, Texas 78759
Located in The Shops at Arbor Walk

We will be out on the patio / cantina area.
Snacks will be provided by ASQ.
Drinks need to be purchased.
RSVP: No need for reservations.

Place is very busy for this event due to the live music so arrive as soon as possible.

Look for Maria (wearing a black fedora hat).
Contact / Questions:
For any questions concerning this social event please contact Maria Vinhais:
maria.camarillovinhais@asqaustin.org
512-619-3198




Talk & group chat: IoT data with Haskell, SQL, and GraphQL
What's the deal with GraphQL? How do you write clean, and reusable SQL queries in a safe way? What about 3rd party APIs? And how can I do all that in Haskell? This talk is all about finding out the answers.

I've recently switched gears a little and been doing embedded development. In a terrible turn of events, many of these devices are now hooked up to the internet. But several of them are actually a joy -- particularly the Helium Development Kit. In the end, I ended up writing a series of tools to stream Helium data, ingest it into PostgreSQL, and query my sensor data -- (almost) entirely in Haskell.

In this presentation, I'm going to dissect a bit of that code, and hopefully give some insight into what structuring real Haskell applications (that are not compilers) -- that deal with external services -- might look like. The application and code I wrote includes:

• A type-safe PostgreSQL query layer, using Opaleye.  

• Caching/batching of IoT data and SQL queries using Haxl 

• Type-safe GraphQL schema and query parser, using graphql-api, to easily query timeseries data. 

• Interfaces to several 3rd party REST APIs via Servant. 

• Other miscellaneous things, often forgotten: rate limiting(!), some organization tips, and maybe even deployment! (And what to do about the non-Haskell?!)

Despite the above sounding intimidating, the core functionality of the overall application is roughly ~500 lines of code, or so -- so it's fairly concise and easy to work with.

We'll touch over a bit of all this -- and hopefully be able to sneak in a demo of my work, using a LiDAR sensor for real time distance measurements!

7PM
Cognitive Scale
9500 Arboretum Blvd, Austin, TX



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



9




CTEA Electronics Symposium at AMD, Tuesday May 9, 2017
 Central Texas Electronics Association
Electronics Design, Manufacturing & Test Symposium
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
AMD Bldg B500 Auditorium at 7171 Southwest Parkway

Program:
3:00  -   Registration Begins
3:30  -   Welcome and Introductions
3:35  -   " Graphene for Future Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) ” Greg Yeric, Director, Future Silicon Tech Group, ARM Research
4:05  -   " Analog Package Enablers: Choosing Embedded Technology ” Mark Gerber, Director, Eng & Mkting for Flip Chip and SiP, ASE
4:35  -   Break for Networking
4:50  -   " Leadless Flip Chip PLGA for Networking Applications ” Andrew Mawer, Manager, Packaging Analysis Lab, NXP
5:20  -   " Artificial SuperIntelligence (ASI) and the Death of Mankind ” Paul Golata, Sr Tech Content Specialist, Mouser Electronics
5:50  -   Door Prizes Drawing & Closing Remarks
6:00  -   Food & Refreshments Served and More Networking



10




American Society for Quality (ASQ) Section 1414 Meeting
Anne Holland
founder and CEO of QA Consulting, Inc.
QA Consulting, Inc.

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/2017/02/20/may-event-051017/

http://asqaustin.org



13-14




Austin Maker Faire
10AM-6PM
Palmer Events Center

http://makerfaireaustin.com



17




IEEE Virtual Career & Talent Expo
Construction, Engineering & Technology Jobs
May 17, 2017 Live Recruiting Day From 10 AM - 2 PM PDT

FOR EMPLOYERS:
  • Enhance Your Online Recruitment Strategy and Branding
  • Hire Passive & Active IEEE Members, Professionals, College Students, US Vets
  • Experience Higher ROI in an Easy to Use Virtual Platform
  • Unlimited Resume Search - Unlimited Interviews
My Company Will Hire Online!

FOR JOB SEEKERS:
  • Attend Anywhere From Your Mobile, Tablet or PC
  • Unlike Job Boards, Connect Directly with Recruiters
  • Access Career Resources and Attend Webinars
  • It's Fun, Easy and Convenient!

I'll Find My Next Gig Here



21-25




IEEE ICC 2017
  • Fawzi Behmann, Central Texas Section conference chair and ICC 2017 (May 21-25) Publicity chair, has defined and organized an industry session at IEEE ICC2017 scheduled for May 23. The session title is “ComTech Innovation and Trends towards Smart Connected Car Environment”. Panlists include:
  • Minerva Roberto, Technical Leader, SoftFIRE and Chairman of IEEE IoT Initiaitve, Italy
  • Latif Ladid, Chair, 5G World Alliance and President, IPv6 Forum, Luxemboug
  • Dr Slawomir Pietrzyk, CEO and CTO, IS-Wireles, Poland
  • Aurel Machalek, Research Associate, Interdisciplinary Centre for Security,  Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Thierry Blévinal, Senior Project Manager, Autonomous Vehicles Programme  at RATP DEV -  Direction Technique & Innovation, Paris.

If you have the time and interested to attend,  then please check details at:
http://icc2017.ieee-icc.org/registration




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

ICICDT

Conference Program Overview
Wednesday, May 24
th, 2017

Opening remarks (Bich-Yen Nguyen) ...........................................09:00 AM 09:10 AM Keynote: Dr. Mark Rodder, Samsung.....................................09:10 AM 09:55 AM Keynote: Dr. Ron Martino, NXP ............................................09:55 AM 10:40 AM

Coffee Break ............................................................................10:40 AM 11:00 AM Session A: Advanced Transistors/Materials
(Chairs: Thuy Dao and Dina Triyoso)
.......................................11:00 AM 12:15 PM Workshop A ..............................................................................12:15 PM 01:00 PM Lunch..........................................................................................01:00 PM 02:00 PM Session B: Advanced Memory Technologies

(Chairs: Hideto Hidaka) .............................................................02:00 PM 02:50 PM Session C: RF, Analog and Mixed-Signal
(Chairs: Stefano D'Amico and Andrea Scarpa)
.........................02:50 PM 03:50 PM Coffee Break ...............................................................................03:50 PM 04:00 PM Session D: SoC, DFM, CAD

(Chairs: Rouwaida Kanj and Stephen Heinrich-Barn) ................04:00 PM 05:00 PM Workshop B, C & D ....................................................................05:00 PM 06:00 PM

Reception at Salt Lick BBQ-Driftwood........................................06:45 PM 08:45 PM

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Opening remarks ...........................................................................09:00 AM 09:10 AM Keynote: Philippe Flatresses, STM...............................................09:10 AM 10:00 AM

Session E: Focus Session on IoT and Autonomous Car
(Chairs: Mariam Sadaka, Philippe Flatresse)
................................10:00 AM 11:00 AM Lunch...............................................................................................11:00 AM 01:00 PM Session F: Low Power and 3D Integration
(Chairs: Xuan-Tu Tran and Paul Grudowski)
....................................01:00 PM 02:00 PM Session G: Emerging Technology
(Chairs: Thomas Ernst)
.....................................................................02:00 PM 02:50 PM Coffee Break ......................................................................................02:50 PM 03:10 PM Session H: Quantum Computing and Advanced Materials
(Chairs: Philippe Galy)
......................................................................03:10 PM 03:35 PM Session I: Reliability
(Chair: Yuichiro Mitani)
.....................................................................03:35 PM 04:00 PM Workshop F, G, H, & I ........................................................................04:00 PM 05:00 PM Awards, Closing Remarks and ICICDT 2018 ....................................05:00 PM 05:30 PM

Post Conference Meeting for TPC ......................................................05:30 PM 08:00 PM



ICICDT 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)
Advance registration for the premier conference for the Design & Automation of Electronic Systems is now open.  DAC consists of a 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.

Register today Http://www.dac.com - DAC June 18 – 22, 2017, Austin Convention Center

I LOVE DAC Free Registration (deadline is May 25) includes:
  • Keynote sessions from:
    • Monday: Joe Costello, CEO, Enlighted, Inc.
    • Tuesday: Chuck Grindstaff, Executive Chairman, Siemens PLM Software Inc.
    • Wednesday: Tyson Tuttle, CEO, Silicon Laboratories, Inc.
    • Thursday: Rosalind Picard, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Access to the Exhibition Floor with over 180 exhibitors
  • Access to the DAC Pavilion sessions each day
    • SKYTalks
    • Fireside Chats from industry CEO’s
    • Industry Panels
    • 3 Tear-downs
  • World of IoT
  • Designer Track Poster Session
  • IP Track Poster Session
  • Networking receptions
    • Sunday Night Welcome Reception on the 4th Floor of the Austin Convention Center, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
    • Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Networking Receptions in the Trinity Street Foyer, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    • Tuesday Designer/IP Track Poster Session Reception on the exhibit floor, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
    • Tuesday & Wednesday Work-in-Progress Poster Sessions & Reception in the Trinity Street Foyer, 6:00pm - 7:00pm



July



25




SysAdmin Day
http://sysadminday.com


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.



16




Central Texas Section Semi-Annual ExCom Meeting



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.

September Conference – 09/27-29/17

Accelerated Stress Testing and Reliability (ASTR) Conference

ASTR Logo

Sept. 27-29 in Austin Texas

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ASTR is co-sponsored by ASQ-Reliability Division and IEEE Reliability Society.

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IEEE Logo

Exceeding Customer Expectations through Accelerated Reliability Testing

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.

You’ll Use What You Learn at the 2017 ASTR Conference

Accelerated stress testing is a key tool within a well-structured development program—enabling timely opportunities for product improvement and delivering assured product performance.

ASTR 2017 will be comprised of short sessions, tutorials and will feature exhibits. Topics will include Accelerated testing, degradation methods, effective test, HALT, and field reliability.

Who should attend?
  • Anyone who determines how to test for reliability, experts and novice
  • A Reliability Development Managers
  • A Sensor Manufacturers
  • A Test Equipment Manufacturers
  • A Senior Reliability Engineers
  • A Test Engineers
  • A Test Lab Managers
  • A Quality Engineers
  • A Reliability Engineers
  • A Systems & Development Engineers
  • Engineering students & faculties interested in Accelerated testing or Reliability

Reliability Topics:
  • Product and Process Reliability in the Medical arena
  • Availability, Maintainability & Reliability synergies
  • Design of Experiments and Reliability–case studies
  • Risk & Reliability connections
  • Explaining Risk to Management
Location:
Austin Downtown Hilton Garden Inn
500 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd
Austin, TX 78701

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



4-6




GreenTech 2018 of Smart City
Call for Participations/Volunteers GreenTech 2018
IEEE is planning its 10th annual conference on GREENTECHNOLOGY.
GreenTech 2018 will be held at the AT&T Executive Training and Educational Facilities in Austin Texas, From April 4 to April 6.
We are calling for volunteers and participation by Industry, academia and municipalities.

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:
Website content, social media, publicity, social and logistics.
If available, or have question, please send an email to f.behmann@ieee.org




7-8




IEEE R5 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


July



27-29




IEEE Future Leader Forum
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.

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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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  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)

Chapter Web Site


Topic/Title

PHASE-LOCKED FREQUENCY SYNTHESIS AND MODULATION FOR MODERN WIRELESS TRANSCEIVERS

Speaker

Woogeun Rhee

Woogeun Rhee received the B.S. degree in electronics engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1991, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1993, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 2001. From 1997 to 2001, he was with Conexant Systems, Newport Beach, CA, where he was a Principal Engineer and developed low-power, low-cost fractional-N synthesizers. From 2001 to 2006, he was with IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY and worked on clocking area for high-speed I/O serial links, including low-jitter phase-locked loops, clock-and-data recovery circuits, and on-chip testability circuits. In August 2006, he joined the faculty as an Associate Professor at the Institute of Microelectronics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and became a Professor in December 2011. His current research interests include short-range low-power radios for next generation wireless systems and clock/frequency generation circuits for wireline and wireless communications. He holds 23 U.S. patents. Dr. Rhee is currently an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer of the Solid-State Circuits Society (2016-2017) and serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE JSSC. He has been an Associate Editor for IEEE TCAS-II (2008-2009) and a Guest Editor for IEEE JSSC Special Issue in November 2012 and November 2013. He has served as a member of several IEEE conferences, including ISSCC (2012-2016), CICC, and A-SSCC. He was the co-recipient of the “Silkroad Award” at the 2008 IEEE ISSCC, the “Best Student Paper Award” at the 2012 IEEE RFIT, and the “Best Paper Award” at the 2014 VLSI-DAT. He was the recipient of the “IBM Faculty Award” in 2007 and the “Advanced Employee Award” from Tsinghua University in 2012, and has been listed in “Marquis Who’s Who in the World” since 2009.

Abstract

Frequency synthesis and modulation by the DS fractional-N PLL are essential in modern wireless transceivers. In addition to loop parameter variability, leakage current, and matching problems, the DS fractional-N PLL needs to deal with quantization noise and nonlinearity in consideration of phase noise, spur, and settling time. In this talk, various fractional-N PLL architectures (analog/digital/hybrid) and recent circuit techniques for mitigating quantization and nonlinearity will be presented. Also, PLL-based modulation methods (1-point/2-point/2+-point) will be discussed.

Date/Time

04 May 2017
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Reservations

https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/42634

Location

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

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Topic/Title

MICROPOWER ADCS

Speaker

Kofi Makinwa is a Professor at Delft University of Technology. His main research interests are in the design of analog circuits and sensor interfaces. This has resulted in over 200 publications. He is an IEEE fellow, an ISSCC top-10 contributor, and a co-recipient of 14 best paper awards, from the JSSC, ISSCC, ESSCIRC, Transducers and ISCAS among others.

Abstract

Micropower ADCs, i.e. ADCs that dissipate less than 1mW, are critical components of the autonomous systems that constitute the IoT. In this talk, recent developments will be discussed, in particular how successive approximation and over-sampling techniques can be combined to realize hybrid ADCs that can efficiently achieve both low power dissipation and high (> 14-bit) resolution.

Date/Time

04 May 2017
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Reservations

https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/45252

Location

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

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Topic/Title

Pushing the Envelope of RF/mm-Wave Power Generation by Relearning Ohm’s Law

Speaker

Hua Wang received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He worked at Intel Corporation and Skyworks Solutions. He joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Institute of Technology as an assistant professor in 2012.

Dr. Wang is interested in innovating mixed-signal, RF, and mm-Wave integrated circuits/systems and hybrid biotic-abiotic/biology-electronics systems.

Dr. Wang received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2015, the IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award in 2017, the Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award in 2016, the DURIP Award in 2014, the Georgia Tech ECE Outstanding Junior Faculty Member Award in 2015, and the Lockheed Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015. He currently holds the Demetrius T. Paris Junior Professorship of the School of ECE at Georgia Tech. His research group Georgia Tech Electronics and Micro-System (GEMS) lab has won multiple best paper awards, including the IEEE RFIC Best Student Paper Awards in 2014 (1st Place) and 2016 (2nd Place), the IEEE CICC Best Student Paper Awards in 2015 (1st Place), the 2016 IEEE Microwave Magazine Best Paper Award, the 2016 IEEE SENSORS Best Live Demo Award (2nd Place), as well as multiple best paper award finalists at IEEE conferences.

Dr. Wang is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters (MWCL). He is currently a Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member for IEEE ISSCC, RFIC, CICC, BCTM, and BioCAS conferences. He is the Chair of the Atlanta’s IEEE CAS/SSCS joint chapter that won the IEEE SSCS Outstanding Chapter Award in 2014.

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Spectrum efficient modulations with high peak-to-average-power ratios (PAPR) are widely employed in many high-performance wireless communication systems from low-GHz software-defined radios to 5G mm-Wave links. This growing trend has posed stringent requirements on next-generation power amplifier (PA) designs and transmitter architectures. Going beyond more conventional PA design paradigms that mostly focus on peak output power and peak efficiency, next-generation RF/mm-Wave PAs should achieve both power efficiency and linearity in the entire power back-off region (PBO) to amplify the large-PAPR signals with high efficiency and fidelity. Moreover, it is increasingly important to explore PA carrier frequency reconfiguration and support large modulation bandwidth that will enable future multi-functional transmitters.

This seminar talk will present several new RF and mm-Wave PA architectures and their silicon-implementations recently developed at Georgia Tech Electronics and Micro-System (GEMS) lab. In addition, I will demonstrate a multi-feed antenna concept that achieves direct low-loss on-antenna power combining of multiple mm-Wave PAs for high-power long-range mm-Wave communications.

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04 May 2017
Time: 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM

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201 East 24th St
Austin, Texas
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Ultra-low Voltage/Power VCO-based ADC; “The Road Less Travelled”.

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Dr. Narasimman obtained his Bachelor of Technology degree in electronics and communication from Mahatma Gandhi University, India in 2007. From 2007 to 2012 he worked as an ASIC physical design engineer and consultant in India and USA.  From 2012 to 2016 he worked towards his PhD thesis, titled “Data Converters using Continuous Time delta sigma modulators with VCO-based integrators and quantizers for Ultra-low power applications”.   He is now a research scientist in Institute of Microelectronics (IME), A-Star, Singapore working on energy efficient, high-resolution interface for Inertial Measurement Sensors. His research interest include energy efficient Analog and Mixed signal circuits, Sigma Delta modulators and Sensor Interfaces for Ultra-low power applications. He has published many articles in international peer reviewed publications and also holds one patent on Ultra-low Power Capacitive Sensor Interface.

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VCO-based ADCs have become quite popular in the recent past. Its almost digital architecture brings out the “time-domain” advantage in mixed signal design, which aids the technology scaling in CMOS devices. Even though VCO-based ADCs have received a lot of attention in the wide bandwidth, high performance wireless applications, not much focus has been placed on its ultra-low Voltage/Power capabilities. With growing interest towards ultra-low power wearable devices and battery-less sensor nodes, the need for ultra-low voltage/power data converters has become indispensable. This talk aims to grab the attention of researchers in the direction of ultra-low power data converter design, using VCO-based integrators and quantizer. In this talk the speaker would discuss the current state of ultra-low powers data converters and about the technical challenges/existing solutions in ultra-low power VCO-based ADCs. Talk would be concluded with some thoughts towards future directions.

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04 May 2017
Time: 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM

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201 East 24th St
Austin, Texas
United States 78712
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Memoryless Analog-to-Digital Conversion Using Delta-Sigma Modulators Without Reset

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Nagendra Krishnapura obtained his BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India and his PhD from Columbia University, New York. He has worked as an analog design engineer at Celight, Multilink, and Vitesse semiconductor. He has taught analog circuit design courses at Columbia University as an adjunct faculty. He is currently an associate professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. His interests are analog and RF circuit design and analog signal processing.

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Delta-Sigma architectures are usually the best choice for high resolution analog-to-digital converters. But when the input is multiplexed from a number of inputs, they cannot be used directly. The memory in the modulator and the decimation filter results in inter-sample interference. To eliminate this, the conversion cycle has to be made long enough for the impulse response of the modulator and decimator to die out before applying the next sample. This results in a substantially lower sampling rate than when the Delta-Sigma ADC is used continuously. Alternatively, the modulator and decimation filter can be reset to realize an incremental delta-sigma modulator. In this case, there is an SNR penalty since the filter has a lower stopband attenuation. We demonstrate memoryless analog-to-digital conversion using Delta-Sigma modulators without resetting the modulator or decimation filters. This is done by constraining the combined signal transfer function for the modulator and a decimation filter to satisfy Nyquist intersymbol interference criterion. This architecture enables memoryless operation over the entire signal bandwidth of the Delta-Sigma modulator which is significantly higher than the bandwidth in incremental architectures in which the modulator is reset. A two-channel ADC with sampling rate of fs/64 per channel is built using a third order 32x oversampled switched-capacitor  modulator. The prototype in 0.18um CMOS occupies 2.1mmsq. At 64MHz sampling rate for the DSM, the standalone modulator consumes 25mW and has a DR/SNRmax/SNDRmax of 85/82/80.3 dB. The sample-and-hold required for multi-channel operation consumes 20 mW. In two-channel mode, with 1 MHz sampling rate per channel, the DR/SNRmax/SNDRmax of 80/76/75 dB. The crosstalk between channels is less than -85 dB. The total power consumption for two channels is 45 mW.

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05 May 2017
Time: 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM

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201 East 24th St
Austin, Texas
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The joint Circuits & Systems/Solid State Circuits Societies normally meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. This meeting is open to the public and interested parties. Additional details will be posted at the website. IIf you have any questions about this meeting or this group, please contact zhuoli@ieee.org.
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Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT)

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Central Texas Consultants Network Affinity Group

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Topic/Title The Changing Face of Network Security Management - Packet Delivery Platforms
Speaker Allen Hébert of Gigamon Inc.
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 Packet 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 most importantly 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 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. 
Date/Time 24 May 2017
6:00 to 6:30pm -- Networking
6:30 to 8:30pm -- Business and Program
Location 2121 West Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village Ave.
Austin, Texas
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Do a friend a favor. Bring your colleagues to grow the Consultants Network.

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Electromagnetic Compatibility Society (EMC)

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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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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.

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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


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Date/Time Tuesday May 16
2-4PM
Location Pok-e-Jo's
2121 West Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village Ave.
Austin, Texas
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Details are still being worked out for the meeting. Check the URL above for further information. Email will be sent the week before the meeting.


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 The Evolution of Engineering from a Trade to a Profession, and to an Academic Discipline
Speaker C. Sidney Burrus is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering and former dean of engineering at Rice University.  He has authored 5 books and over 250 articles on Digital Signal Processing, received teaching awards from Rice, and research awards from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and others. This includes the Kilby Medal for signal processing. The OpenStax Project started in 1999 at Rice University to apply modern technology and theory to education. Burrus has been closely involved with it since its founding and has lectured and published widely on it.

 Prof. Burrus received his PhD from Stanford, has held visiting positions at MIT and the University of Erlangen in Germany, and is an Adjunct Professor at the Beijing Jiaotong University. He was on the founding committee for International University Bremen in Germany; was a consultant on the founding of Tan Tao University in Vietnam; and is on the advisory board of the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan.

Most recently, he was on the managing board of an international conference on “Humans, Machines, and the Future of Work” or, “when robots can do everything humans can do, what will humans do?”
Abstract Ask a person what engineering is and you will get a wide variety of answers.  We will discuss how engineering and technology evolved from a craft to a trade to a profession and now to an academic discipline.  We will look as how the early days of engineering education were to be an apprentice then one was a trainee and, more recently, a university student maybe with a graduate degree.  The modern idea of an engineer centers on design, innovation, and creation.  The modern practice of engineering is close to the entrepreneur and venture capitalist and start-up company creator.  Science discovers, describes, and explains what is and engineering designs, creates, and invents what is not.
Date/Time 18 May 2017
Time: 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM
Location 842 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas
United States 78216
Building: The Lion and Rose
Room Number: The Dungeon
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Austin Power and Energy Society (PE/PEL/IA/IE)

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Topic/Title Life at the edge: Operating and designing a whole home residential microgrid
Speaker Scott Hinson of Director of Engineering at Pecan Street Inc.
Scott leads the development of the Pike Powers Commercialization Lab. He worked at a thin film CIGS solar module manufacturer where he led module packaging, performance, certification and reliability efforts. Prior efforts include work in the military, medical, consumer and oil industries developing power supplies, precision measurement equipment and inductive heating technologies. Scott received his B.S.E.E. from The University of Texas at Austin with undergraduate specializations in both communications systems and power distribution.
Abstract The presentation will cover design basics, data collected during operation and lessons learned from operating two 9.6kWh energy storage systems/microgrids in Austin residential structures with solar and electric vehicles.
Date/Time 23 May 2017
Registration, Dinner and : 6:00 to 6:30PM
Social & Business Meeting:  6:30 to 7:00 PM
Program 7:00 to 8:30 PM
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Austin, Texas
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Topic/Title UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN UTILITIES POWER PLANT TOUR
Speaker Rossen Tzartzev of University of Texas
Associate Director - Electrical Distribution & Elevator Services - UT Austin Utilities & Energy Management
Abstract Often described as the largest and most integrated microgrid in the U.S., the UT Austin Carl J. Eckhardt Combined Heat and Power plant (CHP) is capable of generating 135 MW (megawatts) power (63 MW peak) and 1.2 million lb/hr (pounds per hour) of steam (300,000 peak). The single largest electrical load on campus is the cooling system that can provide 60,000 tons (33,000 tons peak) of chilled water to the campus. The Power Complex provides 100 percent of campus electricity and heating. Our five chilling stations and 9.5 million gallons of chilled water in two thermal storage tanks satisfy the cooling requirements for 17 million square foot in more than 150 campus buildings serving 70,000 faculty, students and staff. The complex provides the university with an independent utility system with full islanding capabilities and has electrical ties to the City of Austin electrical grid as an emergency backup source of power.
Date/Time 27 May 2017
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location 215 East 24th Street
Austin, Texas
Cost cost is $10 for IEEE members and $20 for non-IEEE members and is non-refundable
Reservations https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/45084
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Please read the following before registering:
  • Registration will close on May 26
  • Tour cost is $10 for IEEE members and $20 for non-IEEE members and is non-refundable.
  • This will be a walking tour, preceded by a 30-45-minute presentation; we do have an elevator for those who cannot use the stairs.
  • 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.
  • Tour information may change after you register; please watch your email for updates.
  • No food will be provided during or after the tour.


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  San Antonio Power and Energy Society (PE)

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

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

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

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Sensor Council (SC)

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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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MEMS IN AUSTIN – DAYS OF DISRUPTION, MARKET CREATION AND INDUSTRY GROWTH

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Austin’s MEMS & Sensors industry started with joint ventures between the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (known as MCC), IBM and Raytheon in the late 1990’s.  Other companies and universities soon became involved including Cypress Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, Rockwell, Lockheed Martin, Harris Corporation, Hughes Research Labs, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and the University of Texas at Austin. In 2000, MCC spun out Austin’s first MEMS company and today the Central Texas region benefits from numerous companies that make up the regional industry and a robust MEMS & Sensors value chain. Today everyone reading this abstract benefits from more than one form of MEMS technology. MEMS & Sensors are key enabling technologies for smart phones, autonomous vehicles, wearable electronics, drones, robotics, oil & gas telemetry, biomedical and health informatics devices. This talk will cover the history of Austin’s strategic innovation in MEMS, market creation and regional industry growth.

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17 May 2017
Time: 06:00 PM to 09:25 PM

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2706 Montopolis Drive
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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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Austin Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEM)

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Topic/Title CTS LEADERSHIP READING GROUP: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A GREAT LEADER?
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Abstract Leadership Reading Group: a Monthly Discussion Group hosted by IEEE Technology and Engineering Management in the Central Texas Section (Austin)


Discussion Topic: What Does it Take to be a Great Leader in the 21st Century?

Join us for a snacks, beverages,  good company and a fantastic discussion group, focused on developing your leadership skills.

In this inaugural meeting, we'll discuss a  provocative 10 minute TED Talk:  What It Takes to Be a Great Leader.  How can you adapt your leadership style to take your career to the next level?  You will leave with new ideas for yourself!

For further background thoughts on your leadership style, take a look at  Leadership Styles.  It is definitely more 20th Century than 21st.  We'll discuss what you think, and decide what to discuss in June.

No charge for the event. Bring a friend!  And make new ones!
Date/Time 11 May 2017
6:30 Snacks and networking
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8:00 Adjourn to BlackFinn for a complimentary Happy Hour!
Location Microsoft Store at the Domain
3309 Esperanza Crossing #104
Austin, Texas
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Registration https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/45302
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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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Topic/Title CTS WOMEN IN ENGINEERING MONTHLY BOOK CLUB SAN ANTONIO: NEGOTIATING YOUR SALARY
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Abstract SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN THE TECH INDUSTRY: A Monthly Book Club for Women in Engineering in the Central Texas Section (San Antonio)

Book / Article Discussion: Negotiating Your Salary

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

We'll discuss two short articles: "Get the Most From Your Next Salary Negotiation" and "Make More Money, Be More Valued." And perhaps we'll try some practice conversations!

No charge for the event. Bring a friend!  And make new ones!
Date/Time 10 May 2017
6:30 Snacks and networking
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United States 78256
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Topic/Title CTS WOMEN IN ENGINEERING MONTHLY BOOK CLUB SAN ANTONIO: NEGOTIATING YOUR SALARY
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Abstract SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN THE TECH INDUSTRY: A Monthly Book Club for Women in Engineering in the Central Texas Section (San Antonio)

Book / Article Discussion: Negotiating Your Salary

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

We'll discuss two short articles: "Get the Most From Your Next Salary Negotiation" and "Make More Money, Be More Valued." And perhaps we'll try some practice conversations!

No charge for the event. Bring a friend!  And make new ones!
Date/Time 25 May 2017
6:30 Snacks and networking
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Location Microsoft Store at the Domain
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Topic/Title CTS WOMEN IN ENGINEERING MONTHLY BOOK CLUB SAN ANTONIO: NEGOTIATING YOUR SALARY
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Abstract SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN THE TECH INDUSTRY: A Monthly Book Club for Women in Engineering in the Central Texas Section (San Antonio)

Book / Article Discussion: Negotiating Your Salary

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

We'll discuss two short articles: "Get the Most From Your Next Salary Negotiation" and "Make More Money, Be More Valued." And perhaps we'll try some practice conversations!

No charge for the event. Bring a friend!  And make new ones!
Date/Time 30 May 2017
6:30 Snacks and networking
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Location Cirrus Logic
800 W. 6th St.
Austin, Texas
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Registration https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/45323
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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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