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

I have lots of exciting things to tell you!

Join us for the Innovation Summit on Health and Technology on Thursday, September 7!  The intersection of health and technology is yielding some amazing benefits, so be sure to sign up.  There are a few spots left!

And another workshop—this one for consultants or those who wish to become consultants—on Saturday, September 23: Successful Consulting in 2017.  Again, sign up soon!

Also, be sure to vote in the IEEE Election. Voting ends at the end of September/beginning of October.

And finally—your chance to take the lead:
We in Central Texas can identify a project to benefit humanity—the community, and make it happen. Right now the IEEE MOVE Truck is on the Texas Coast, helping to provide the technology infrastructure to support relief efforts.  The MOVE Truck is an example of an IEEE volunteer-led effort!

That’s just one of many IEEE projects to benefit humanity that volunteers like you have undertaken in previous years. Take a look at the projects funded by the Humanitarian Activities Committee and EPICS Projects.  We can think about doing something locally.

What would you like to see us do?  We’ll discuss this opportunity at several upcoming events, and select a project at the Women in Engineering meeting at Cirrus Logic on September 19.

Join us for some great talks / meetings:
12 September, Leadership Reading Group: Women in Leadership (North Austin—Domain)
13 September, WIE Book Club: Doing Good! (San Antonio)
19 September, WIE Book Club: Doing Good! (Central Austin)
21 September, Bioeffects of Lasers (San Antonio)
26 September, Towards Perfect Power Quality: Concepts, Root Causes and Solutions (Austin)
26 September, WIE Book Club Where Should I Take My Career? (North Austin—Domain)

Thinking of our neighbors in Houston and along the coast.

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

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Membership Development

Annual IEEE Election – VOTE…VOTE….VOTE!
Annual Election Process Has Begun: Look for your annual election ballot package to have arrived in August or by early September. All members eligible to vote will receive a paper ballot and a postage-paid reply envelope via first-class mail. Included is information about how to vote electronically. VOTE NOW AT http://www.ieee.org/election.

Not an IEEE Member?
Join IEEE today and get 16 months of membership for the price of 12.  That’s right signup today and renewals will be deferred till the end of 2018.  Checkout the updated benefits of being an IEEE member at http://www.ieee.org/membership
Did you know about IEEE – eLearning Library and  IEEE ResumeLab
Did You Know -
The IEEE has created an IEEE eLearning Library, the premier online collection of short courses and conference workshops.  Login with your IEEE login and view many recorded webinars and training tutorials.  Login as a guest and see public content.  Currently the following courses are among the FREE content.
  • System Fundamentals of Cyber Security
  • Fundamentals on Patent Protection
  • Cloud Computing I: an Introduction
  • An Introduction to Leadership: A Primer for the Practitioner
  • 4G Broadband LTE
Check these and others out at http://www.ieee.org/elearning

 IEEE ResumeLab is an online service that allows IEEE members to develop a resume or curriculum vitae using a wide array of resume templates. Members can also perform mock interviews using over 900 potential interview questions or develop letters, portfolios, and skills assessments to use during the interview process. Best of all, the information developed on IEEE ResumeLab is easily shared with potential employers, mentors, or colleagues via a personalized website.

Go to http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/resumelab.html and check it out!

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


September eBook
In IEEE-USA's September free e-book for members, IEEE-USA Women in Engineering, Book 3: Passions Can Sustain You--A Personal Career History, author Gillespie shares her personal story about her life's work in science and technology.

Gillespie is a technology management consultant in Washington, D.C. A past IEEE-USA Congressional Fellow, she provides readers with a look at her career journey:  stints as a high school physics teacher; extraordinary opportunities to lead cross-organizational, as well as international, technology programs; and five years serving on a major industry consortium's Board of Directors. An active IEEE-USA volunteer, in this e-book, Gillespie also shares her career challenges, and the lessons she learned along the way.

The author decided to pursue a physics career while in high school. Due to her academic achievements, she received a full scholarship to Vassar College, and the liberal arts environment suited her well. However, Gillespie notes that when she got to graduate school, the curriculum was much harder, and persistence was crucial.  Nevertheless, she found an inner drive to keep pushing forward. “Such is the nature of passion for science and technology,” she writes.

In one chapter, Gillespie describes an early encounter with IBM (during her undergraduate studies at Vassar) as less than positive… On a class field trip to the IBM plant in Poughkeepsie, she witnessed endless rows of women employees stringing ferrite cores for computer memory, “in what looked like the world’s largest sewing bee!” However, by the time she arrived at IBM in Vermont for work some years later--things had changed significantly, and IBM had its semiconductor memory well established.

Gillespie worked at IBM in engineering reliability; explored the physics of semiconductor devices; evaluated electron beam lithography; and finally, she entered management. Not to mention receiving IBM’s Technology Innovator Award, and picking up a patent in Electron Beam Lithography.

According to Gillespie: “Science and technology are not gender specific. Passions can sustain you.”

In September, IEEE-USA is offering this $7.99 e-book, from the award-winning IEEE-USA Women in Engineering series, free to IEEE members only!

From 1 September through 15 October, IEEE members can get their free download by going to:

https://ieeeusa.org/shop/careers/ebook-women-in-engineering-book-3-passions-can-sustain-you-a-personal-career-history/.

Log in with your IEEE Web account, add the book to your cart, and use promo code SEPTFREE17, at checkout.

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.Free eBook from IEEE USA to IEEE Members

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Section and Chapter Nominations and Elections 


The Section nominations committee presents the following slate of officers for the 2018-19 term:
Chair:
    Devon Ryan
    Fawzi Behmann
Vice Chair - AUS
    Fabio Gomez
Vice chair - SA
    Ehsaneh "Sunny" Shahhaidar
Treasurer
    Bill Martino
Secretary
    Raymond Choo
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 election will begin on November 1.  We intend to use the IEEE vTools election process for contested races in the  election.

The term of office for Section Officers is 2 years, from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019

Chapters and Affinity Groups should be on the same election schedule, although their nominations do not go to the Section Executive Committee. 

Kenny Rice
Nomination Committee Chair, Past Section Chair
krice@ieee.org


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.



IEEE MOVE Provides Disaster Relief to Those Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Volunteers are needed to assist with cellphone charging and wireless connectivity

I have worked in many places in the United States and overseas, and this week my heart is in Texas, a place that has touched me in many ways. I have lived in both small towns and big cities in this great state, and I currently reside in San Antonio. I consider it home.
The devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Harvey, which has displaced an estimated 30,000 people so far from their homes, has brought me to tears. I have been concerned about the safety of those I know in areas hit the hardest.

While flooding is not new to Texas, this natural disaster has been deadly. Over the course of a day, the storm devastated some 50 counties in the state. Much of Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, is now under water. The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency said it is probably the worst disaster in Texas history.

As the National Guard and nongovernmental organizations stepped in to help, I was touched to see IEEE also join in the recovery efforts. The IEEE-USA mobile outreach vehicle—IEEE MOVE—headed to Houston. The vehicle is equipped with portable cellphone chargers and Wi-Fi so residents can contact family and friends, and find a place to stay. The IEEE MOVE project, which was started up by members, partners with the American Red Cross to determine where the vehicle will be most effective, whether that’s a shelter or in hard-hit neighborhoods.

Members of the IEEE Central Texas Section took immediate action and volunteered in various locations throughout the state. They are offering technical assistance on the MOVE vehicle. Some are also getting their employers on board to volunteer or donate, and are posting information on social media.

At this time, however, more help is needed. The recovery efforts will be ongoing as families spend weeks, if not months, in temporary shelters. To get involved, email move@ieee.org.

If you can’t be there in person, you can donate to the cause. Each IEEE MOVE deployment costs up to US $25,000, which is covered by the IEEE Foundation through contributions from IEEE members, but more is needed. You may donate any amount through the Foundation’s website.
(originally published by the Institute)

Contributed by Qusi Alqarqaz, IEEE Senior Member
http://theinstitute.ieee.org/author/qusi-alqarqaz
IEEE Senior Member Qusi Alqarqaz is an electrical engineer with more than 27 years of experience in the power industry. He writes about technology, works as a consultant, and mentors students. He is a contributor of The Institute as well as the Analog. He previously worked in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
http://qusialqarqaz.wordpress.com
qusi.alqarqaz.us@ieee.org

Tips, Tools and Gadgets

With hurricane Harvey still fresh in our mind, not to mention three more storms brewing, a few web sites may be of interest.

To track a storm:
  1. Accuweather Interactive Hurricane Tracker
  2. Unisys Hurricane Tracker
  3. National Weather Service

Fuel Availability and price:
  1. GasBuddy Prices
  2. Post Harvey Availability
I have been using all of those over the past week or so.

If you have comments, or suggestions as to something I should mention in a future issue, please let me know at john.purvis@ieee.org.  I look forward to reading your comments and suggestions. 

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

Continuing Education


IEEE Provided
Spectrum Tech Insider Webinars
Learn from industry experts about latest technology advances via our free Tech Insider Webinars. This page lists upcoming and available 'on demand' Tech Insider webinars. All the live webinars are archived and are available on demand for 12 months. IEEE members can also earn PDH certificates for each webinar.

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

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

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

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

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

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Career

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

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

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

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

* Career Management Interactive Workshop
* Salary Service
* Consulting and Entrepreneurship
* Professional Development Webinars
* Employment Assistance and Job Search
* IEEE Online Distance Learning
* E-Book Library
* IEEE.tv


Student Branches and Activities

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

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

Texas State University - San Marcos

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

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

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



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



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

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

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



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

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


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Useful IEEE Links

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SocietyNews from IEEE

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Call Papers

IEEE Standards Association

IEEEXplore - full text access to IEEE Publications

The Spectrum Online - The Magazine for Technology Insiders

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

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


Other Region 5 Section Newsletters


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2017




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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.






2017 ComTech Innovation Summit in Health and Wellness
The ComTech Innovation  one day Summit provides vision,  breakthrough in innovation, technology impact & regulatory challenges related to health with smart connected medical devices and wearables, remote monitoring & management, data analytics and AI and assess impact and influence towards precision and personalization.

Suggested Topics:
  • Global healthcare challenges, vision, roadmap to smart connected healthcare system for personalized services.
  • Monitoring, diagnostics, surgical, emergency care
  • Preventive and Precision Medicine
  • mHealth Innovations
  • Healthcare innovations: Wireless devices, systems, services
  • Use of technology such as sensors, Wireless, LTE-5G,  IoT,  virtualization, cloud-based big data/analytics and security in delivering ecosystem solutions
  • Medical and Healthcare Data Communication, Security, Privacy
  • Regulatory challenges
We welcome your participation and support. If you wish to present or help, please send a quick message to f.behmann@ieee.org.





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2017 IEEE Innovation Summit in Health and Technology

Date: 7 September, 2017,  8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Location: TACC, Austin

The IEEE Innovation Summit in Health and Technology provides a forum for engineers, clinicians, healthcare providers, industry experts, regulators, municipalities, innovators, researchers and students defining clinical needs and collaboration on technology solutions for present and future healthcare challenges.

A lineup of C-level, experts and professionals will present and engage in conversations and share insights on current and future challenges and trends in this area.

Among the speakers:
  • Dr. Phil Huang, MD, City of  Austin Chief Medical Officer, 
  • Dr. William Tierney, MD and Chair of Population Health  & Professor, Dell Medical School, UT Austin
  • Dr. Guru Madhavan, Sr. Prog. Officer Health & Medicine, The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine
  • Dr. Ted Lehr, Communications & Technology Management, City of Austin
  • Dr. John M Uecker, MD Program Director, Dell Medical – General Surgery (Robotics) Residency

For details & registration, visit https://2017-ieee-innovation-summit.eventbrite.com
Be among the first 150 participating in this exciting event.

The cost of the event is covered by IEEE Societies and the event is hosted by TACC

Event Reference website http://sites.ieee.org/austin-cs/events/
Vtools Reference:  https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/46036

HELP NEEDED:
We are looking for volunteers :
  1. To help with registration, name tag and support
  2. Any one that can handle taking photos and some video clips
Please contact f.behmann@ieee.org






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ASQ September Speaker Event
Why Lean and/or Six Sigma Deployments Fail

And what you can do to resolve the Issue

Know anyone who has been laid off because his/her organization’s Lean and/or Six Sigma deployment was downsized or eliminated?  My bet is that you know people and organizations who have encountered this fate. What can be done to resolve this issue?  Presented is a solution to this frequently-encountered occurrence.  In this session, we will first assess the past and then determine the ten steps you could follow to resolve this disbandment problem for organizational process-improvement deployments.

Content for this presentation is taken from an article that is to be published by the speaker in the August 2017 issue of Quality Progress.

Austin Community College (ACC) Highland Business Center (HBC)

5930 Middle Fiskville Road

Austin, Texas  78752

Room 301.0

Wednesday / September 13th

6:00 – 6:30 PM – Networking Time / Snacks
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 meeting expenses.

Registration Link: Eventbrite





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Central Texas Section Semi-Annual ExCom Meeting

https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/46030
Agenda
          07:00               Setup, Coffee, Sign-in, Networking, Breakfast*

          07:55               Call to Order, Approve Agenda

          08:00               Roll Call / Introductions**

          08:20               Chairman’s Report

          08:50               Vice Chairs' Report

          09:00               Secretary’s Report on L31

          09:10               Treasurer Report

          09.20               Financial Plan Guide (Training)

          09:45               Break

          10:00               Past Chair Nominations Committee Report

          10:10              Section Committee Reports

          11:00               Chapter Chair Reports***                

          12:10               Lunch

          13:00               Student Branch ChairReports

          13:45               Chapter Reports continued (if needed)

          14:25               New Business****

          15:00               Adjourn

 

*Breakfast tacos and other less substantial things will be provided.

 

**During roll call, members should stand and briefly introduce themselves and other members of their committee to the other attendees.

 

***Member reports should be supported by Power Point slides as follows:

--Title slide,

--A list of committee members. In the case of chapters these are the Chapter Committee
     (ChapCom) members (Officers of the chapter).

--An update of important events affecting the committee (and chapter).

-- A list of meetings or other activities of the committee and chapter so far this year

-- A list of meetings or other activities planned for the rest of the year. 

-- A SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis supported by one to four slides. See Wikipedia for more on SWOT at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SWOT_analysis

-- Other slides may be presented if necessary but should be kept to a minimum

Examples of previous presentations are available on the CTS Website.

 

Please send Joe Redfield and Don Drumtra  a copy of your presentation slides for showing at the meeting. We will need to have them by noon on Friday if you want yours loaded in the group file. Otherwise bring a USB drive with your for Joe to copy.

Also please name the file of your presentation slides in the following format if possible: chaptername_2017_Fall_Planning_Meeting.ppt (or pptx/pdf). For example, CTCN_2017_Fall_Planning_Meeting. If there are two chapters from same Society, use e.g. COMSOC–SA or COMSOC–Austin .

 

**** New Business Motions

-- Motion to request a change of status of the CTS Computer Chapter (C-16) and CTS Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter (EMB-18) to a Joint Chapter in Austin.

--Motion to adopt the CTS Guide on use of V-tools Categories. 

-- Motion to adopt the CTS LOP on Finances.







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2017 19th International Conference on Intelligent System Application to Power Systems (ISAP)

The theme of the conference is Big Data and Intelligent Systems for Big Energy.  The conference features a fantastic line-up of keynote and plenary speakers, unique local trips and dining experiences, andpapers presented on current topics related to innovative intelligent system technique applications. IEEE PES is a technical co-sponsor and the full papers will be available in IEEE Xplore which will benefit professionals, researchers, and students.

 

Confirmed speakers are the following:  Dr. Chen-Ching Liu, Boeing Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering, Washington State University; Dr. Jianzhong Tong, Senior Strategist at PJM Interconnection; Mr. Todd Horsman, Sr. Director of Strategy and Product Development, CPS Energy; and Mr. Bill Magnes, CEO, ERCOT.  Plenary Sessions will address topics such as Intelligent Systems Applications of Big Data/Analytics for Real World Problems; and Past, Present, and Future in Intelligent Systems Applications to Power.  

 

The conference will join with the IEEE Utility Big Data Workshop on Monday, September 18th.  The joint 2017 ISAP and IEEE Utility Big Data Workshop sessions will highlight opportunities and challenges of collecting, processing and providing value out of big data power system applications.  A mix of leading researchers and practitioners will offer unique insights into some of the most exciting problems in big data for the power industry.  The IEEE Utility Big Data Workshop is being co-hosted by the IEEE Smart Grid in partnership with the IEEE Power & Energy Society, IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Signal Processing Society, and the IEEE Big Data Initiative.


We believe you will find your presence at this important event in the electric power community to be of significant value and look forward to sharing an inspiring, productive, and exciting event with all of you in San Antonio, Texas.

ISAP has negotiated a special group rate for conference attendees at The Westin Riverwalk.


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/






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IEEE Utility Big Data Workshop
Big Data initiatives in the US and throughout the world have provided a unique window of opportunity for the electric power industry. Following a series of activities on big data for power and energy systems, the IEEE is pleased to announce the first IEEE Utility Big Data Workshop, organized by Le Xie, TAMU and Jeff Katz, IBM.

This one-day workshop will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas will be co-located with the Intelligent System Applications to Power Systems (ISAP) conference.

Registration for the IEEE Utility Big Data Workshop is free for full conference registrants of the ISAP conference. Without full conference registration to the ISAP conference, the cost for attending this full day session is $250 USD and will include :
  • The Sunday Joint Reception of 2017 ISAP and IEEE Utility Big Data Workshop
  • Breakfast on Monday
  • Lunch on Monday
  • 2 Breaks on Monday
An exciting technical program will highlight opportunities and challenges of collecting, processing, and providing value out of big data power system applications. A mix of leading researchers and practitioners will offer unique insights into some of the most exciting problems in big data for the power industry.

Specific areas of focus will include renewable energy operational data analytics, big data warehouses, and smart consumer analytics.

The event is being co-hosted by the IEEE Smart Grid in partnership with the IEEE Power & Energy Society, IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Signal Processing Society, and the IEEE Big Data Initiative. For more information on IEEE Smart Grid, please visit smartgrid.ieee.org.

Click Here to Register For The 2017 Intelligent System Applications to Power Systems (ISAP) Conference!

Agenda
 

7:30 – 8:30 AM    Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 AM    Morning Kickoff by IEEE
8:45 – 10:15 AM    Panel Session 1: Big Data Challenges and Opportunities (Utility Perspective)
Carol Stimmel – Manifest Minds
Valentine Emesih – Center Point
Tony Bruton – Oncor
Diran Obdina – ERCOT
10:15 – 10:30 AM    Break
10:30 – 12:00 PM    Panel Session 2: Big Data Platforms and Warehouses (Vendors and Service Providers)
Jeff Katz – IBM
Charles Vincent – IBM (tentative)
Mirrasoul J. Mousavi – ABB
Brewster Mccracken – Pecan Street
Tom Overbye – PowerWorld/Texas A&M University (TAMU)
12:00 – 1:30 PM    Networking Luncheon
1:30 – 3:00 PM    Panel Session 3: Big Data Methodologies (Academia and National Labs)
Le Xie – Texas A&M University (TAMU)
Tony Kuh – National Science Foundation
Emma Mary Stewart – Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Maurice Martin – National Renewable Energy Lab (tentative)
3:00 – 3:15 PM    Coffee Break
3:15 – 4:30 PM    Panel Session 4: Big Data Case Studies and Demos (Both in power and other domains)
Kathy Grise
Joe Sullivan – The Weather Company / IBM
David Belanger – IEEE Big Data Initiative Chair
4:30 – 5:15 PM    Wrap-up, Next-steps and input to white paper
5:15 PM    Workshop Adjourns





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Successful consulting in 2017: an IEEE Workshop

12:20 PM to 05:00 PM
Highland Business Center, ACC
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Austin, Texas

Attend and hear successful consultants share their experiences starting and growing successful technical consulting businesses.  Hear what you need to know about the latest accounting and legal developments.  Listen to an expert describe a structured method for predicting future business trends.

Register early and save.  Save $10 by registering before midnight, September 13th.  (IEEE Life and Student Members have their own reduced rate not subject to this deadline.)

Cost for this workshop (in advance/after September 30th or walk up)

$20/$30 IEEE Members (except Life and Student Members)

$25/$35 non-IEEE members

$10/$10 IEEE Life and Student Members

Cancellation requests must be received by midnight Monday, September 18th.  Refunds will be by check and subject to a 20% administration fee.  Send cancellation requests to Bill Martino at bill.martino@ieee.org.

Walk-ins please pay at the event with cash, or a check made out to "IEEE-CTS."  No credit cards at the door, please.

Joe Redfield of Redfield Consulting Services

Topic: The Road to Consulting
The story of one man's journey from a happy employee to cheerful independent consultant: Joe will share about his experiences entering the world of consulting, and the techniques and methods he used to setup a successful consulting business including how he identified and maintains a client base.

Biography:

Joe is an experienced Energy R&D engineer, and owner of Redfield Consultanting Services.  Joe is enjoying his role as a consultant following a 30 year career at Southwest Research Institute.  He provides his clients with technical and strategic consulting, technical leadership, and project management in the areas of electrified transportation, facility energy management, energy efficiency, smart grid, and alternative fuels.  At Southwest Research Institute Joe led teams of scientists and engineers in many successful projects and developed expertise in vehicle-to-grid charge control technologies and systems for plugin electric vehicles, energy storage technologies including Li-ion batteries and fuel cells, advanced transportation drivetrains for plugin electric, hybrid electric, and hybrid hydraulic systems.  He has authored and co-authored numerous papers published by the IEEE and SAE International.

Joe has been a long time IEEE member and volunteer.  He has held many of the leadership positions in the Central Texas Section and has served on the Region 5 Executive Committee on and off for the past 20 years.  He currently serves as the Region 5 Membership Development Chair, as position he also holds for the Central Texas Section.

Joel Sandahl of ZX Technologies, Inc.

Topic: Consulting on Purpose
Joel has been consulting for more than 35 years. Successful consulting begins with “purpose."  Joel will share his approach to consulting, which has produced patented industry-changing technologies and five successful startups for the benefit of his clients and himself.

Biography:

Joel is the principal consultant for ZX Technologies, a consulting firm that helps client companies with their business, product, and technology development needs.  He has been a consultant for more than 35 years.  Joel brings a long and successful track record of diverse business and technology leadership experience to his global clients, which includes:

       VP for Rolled-Ribbon Battery Company LLC
       VP of Worldwide Engineering for Valence Technology, Inc.
       Chief System Architect for EF Johnson Company
       President & CEO of Enhanced Messaging Systems, Inc.
       Director of Advanced Systems & Technology for Motorola, Inc.
       President & CEO for Complex Systems, Inc.
       Chief Scientist and Director Advanced Development for Quintron Corporation
       Managing Director for Simulcomm
       VP of Engineering for Jeff-Comm Corporation
       President & CEO for Cellular Technology, Inc.
       Director of Cellular Engineering for Harris Corporation
Joel is very active in IEEE.  He is currently the Central Texas Section PAPR Committee Chair and the Student Branch Liaison for University of Texas at Austin.  He is the recent Past-Chair for the Austin Joint Chapter of the Power & Energy, Power Electronics, Industrial Applications and Industrial Electronics Societies.

https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/46064





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

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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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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





3






IEEE Day
Details of how CTS will celebrate TBD





5






Austin Tech-Security Conference
The Austin Tech-Security Conference features 40-60 vendor exhibits and 8-12 educational speaker sessions discussing current tech-security issues such as cloud security, email and social media security, VoIP, LAN security, wireless security, USB drives security & more. Numerous door prizes such as iPads, Kindles, $25, $50 and $100 gift cards and lots more!  You'll come away with advice and knowledge so you can start proactively protecting your environment from the latest security breaches.  Your registration will include your breakfast, lunch, conference materials and entrance into the conference sessions and exhibit area. THIS CONFERENCE QUALIFIES FOR CPE CREDITS.  Scroll down to view the full conference agenda.

http://www.dataconnectors.com/event/austin-10-5-17/





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





26-28






Society of Women Engineers: WE17 
Austin, TX; October 26-28, 2017
WE17 offers professionals, collegiates, and employers an opportunity to network, meet role models and mentors, find new talent, provide professional development to current employees and support women in engineering and technology. This year's theme is "Always Connecting, Always Engineering". Register.




November





8-9






Developer Week
DeveloperWeek | Austin 2017 is the largest developer event in Texas with 3,000+ application developers, dev managers, and tech execs meeting in Austin for a week of conference sessions, expo, networking events, partner events, a hackathon, hiring mixer and parties.
DeveloperWeek | Austin spans all of development, and places a focus on the enterprise: spanning languages such as JavaScript, DevOps, best practices in Dev Management, Mobile, APIs & Microservices and Artificial Intelligence. Austin is a capital of worldwide enterprise app development, and DeveloperWeek | Austin invites the enterprise dev community to make this the Texas' definitive conference for developers.
What’s happening at DeveloperWeek | Austin 2017?
  • 30+ Dev Exhibitors with the hottest technologies
  • 100+ Visionary talks and technical workshops
  • 3,000+ developers, executives, and entrepreneurs
  • City-wide events for all pass holders
Hackathon | November 8-9, 2017 (Palmer Events Center)
Hiring Mixer | November 8, 2017 (Palmer Events Center)
Conferences | November 8-9, 2017 (Palmer Events Center)
Expo | November 8-9, 2017 (Palmer Events Center)




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.





11






Workshop on Fuzzy Similarity
IEEE CTS ComSoc/SP/CS/EMBS is collaborating with Texas State University,  School of Engineering on Senior Design Activity event  at San Marcus and offer a workshop on Fuzzy Similarity.

For the recent decades, we have seen rapid progress on hardware and intelligent applications. These bundled systems are widely dependent on traditional Artificial Intelligence techniques such as neural nets and deep learning. However, with a chip that can contain a billion of transistors, it is time to build a "massively parallel array processor" on such a chip. The massively parallel array processor can be used to implement the nearest neighbor (most fuzzy similar) classifiers for the recognition and classification problem, and the function computation model. That is, fuzzy similarity measurements can be used to find the nearest neighbor.

The modern CPU's "functional programming model" is limited by the need to build functions that are denoted by expressions. The fuzzy-similarity-based function computation model is different. Given x, it searches the most fuzzy similar neighbor m of x and takes the function value f(m) of m as the function value f(x) of x.  This computation model is fundamentally a table-look-up approach. Previously, we did not try this model because a computer CPU is limited. Now, a chip can contain a billion of transistors. Also, we have seen the tremendous growth in silicon photonic circuits.  Therefore, it is time to try this function computation model.

Topics in the 2017 International Workshop on Fuzzy Similarity include but are not limited to the following:

·      Feature Extractions and Fuzzy Similarity Measurements.

·      Applications of   Fuzzy Similarity in image recognition, moving object detection, image description, time data classification, function computation model, self-driving car, natural language processing,  health care, genome, virtualization, and big data analysis.

·      Hardware and Platforms: Massively Parallel Array Processor, FPGA, IC Chips with a massive number of transistors, and OpenCL for heterogeneous computing platforms.

·      MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) or Silicon Photonic circuits for massively parallel processors.

We welcome your participation and contribution. If you wish to present, please send a quick message to Dr. CL Chang nicesoft2009@gmail.com  or  f.behmann@ieee.org
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






2018 IEEE GreenTech International Conference of Smart City"

Location: AT&T Executive Facilities, Austin

This will be the 10th Annual GreenTech Technologies International Conference. The theme of the conference for 2018 is Smart City.

 The conference provides a forum for government, industry, and researchers to collaborate and present innovative approaches on future framework, plans and innovative technological solutions for moving towards smarter green cities.  Stakeholders include municipalities, utilities, equipment vendors, and residents

HELP NEEDED:
We are looking for volunteers to be part of the Organizing Committee in the following areas:
  1. Website support
  2. Event mobile app
  3. Event social media
  4. Communication & publicity
  5. Registration
  6. Sponsors/Patronage
  7. Help organize recruitment
  8. Help organize Startup Pitch
  9. Help with Industry call for proposals
  10. Help with Academic Research call for paper
  11. Help with software tools and multimedia promotion
  12. Help with contact for media & publishing outlets local, state wide and beyond

Please contact f.behmann@ieee.org

The GreenTech of Smart City conference provides a forum with government, industry and researchers and startups to collaborate and innovate on future frameworks, plans and technological solutions in moving towards smart green cities.

For example, moving to a smarter grid will reduce emissions by allowing greater integration of renewables and more efficient use of the energy they produce, integration of smart vehicles which can act as storage devices to reduce transmission losses and promote cleaner transport and the introduction of demand response mechanisms to reduce demand.

By improving people’s experiences on the road, in the air, at stores and at work, technologies are moving us all toward a better life and a better world.

Suggested Topics:
  • Smart cities impacted by Green Technology empowered by IoT, wireless, virtualization and  Analytics/AI technologies
  • City’s environmental challenges (emissions, waste water management, recycling)
  • Smart Energy Consumer-Grid: Appliances, smart homes, building, transportation, industrial, distribution, transmission monitoring, Reliability, Efficiency, creative billing, and sustainability
  • Regulatory considerations, Policies, Economics and Sustainability
  • Climate change adaptation & resiliency / Climate risk and adaptation strategy
  • Micro-grids: ac/dc systems, control and optimization, energy management, storage
  • Energy Efficiency and Consumption: business models, incentives, markets, policies and frameworks, and smart customers, loads and meters
  • Electric Transportation and Smart Grids: electric vehicle charging/discharging strategies, grid interface and impacts, resilience, sustainability
  • Power Transmission & Distribution (e.g. Remote communication and control of T&D assets, Distribution System Reliability)
  • Next Generation Control Centers: generation, T&D control centers and system operators and applications (big data analytics, visualizations, situational awareness)
Case Study: Pecan Street Project

Case Study: Autonomous Vehicles

End Users: Industrial, Transportation, Building Technologies

We welcome your participation and support. If you wish to present or help, please send a quick message 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.

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

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

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

The Central Texas Section Chapters

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

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

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

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Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA)

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

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  Join CTS CEDA on LinkedIn

The CEDA chapter normally meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month. This meeting is open to the public and interested parties. Additional details will be posted at the website. If you have any questions about this meeting or this group, please contact zhuoli@ieee.org.

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Joint Circuits and Systems/Solid-State Circuits (CAS/SSC)

Chapter Web Site


Topic/Title

MEMS Inertial Sensors

Speaker

Dr Yong Ping Xu, graduated from Nanjing University, China in 1977, received his PhD from University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia, in 1994. He joint University of South Australia as a lecturer in 1996. Since 1998, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore and is currently an Associate Professor. Prior to his PhD, he worked for Qingdao Semiconductor Research Institute as a design engineer, R&D manager and director from 1978 to 1987. His current research interests include integrated circuit designs for MEMS, sensors and biomedical applications. Dr Xu is currently serving International Technical Program Committee (ITPC) of IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and VLSI Symposium (VLSI). He is a member of IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC) Steering Committee since 2014. He was the A-SSCC 2013 Organizing Committee Chair and TPC member of ASSCC from 2009 to 2013. Dr Xu is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society.

Abstract

MEMS inertial sensors are used to measure the acceleration and angular rate of a subject. Compared with traditional inertial sensors, the MEMS inertial sensor has the advantages of small form factor, light weight, low power and low cost. MEMS inertial sensors can be found in many applications, such as gaming, control, positioning, and navigation. Among them, navigation application requires high resolution and low bias instability. The existing MEMS inertial sensors have yet to meet these requirements for inertial navigation. This talk will introduce the concepts and operating principles of MEMS accelerometers based on displacement and force sensing, and the tuning fork gyroscopes. The talk will then present a high-performance MEMS oscillating accelerometer with CMOS readout circuit, which demonstrated, for the first time, a sub-μg bias instability. An open-loop mode-split tuning fork gyroscope achieving a sub-degree bias instability will also be presented.

Date/Time

11 October 2017
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM

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https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/46688

Location

2501 Speedway
Austin, Texas
United States 78712
Building: EER
Room Number: 0.824

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Topic/Title

Circuits and systems for high-density neural recording

Speaker

Nick Van Helleputte received the MS degree in electrical engineering in 2004 from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He received his Ph.D. degree from the same institute in 2009 (MICAS research group). His PhD research focused on low-power ultra-wide-band analog front-end receivers for ranging applications. He joined imec in 2009 as an Analog R&D Design Engineer. He is currently team leader of the biomedical circuits and systems team. His research focus is on ultra-low-power circuits for biomedical applications. He has been involved in analog and mixed-signal ASIC design for wearable and implantable healthcare applications. Nick is an IEEE member and served on the technical program committee of VLSI circuits symposium and ISSCC.

Abstract

Cell and brain interfacing has gained a lot of interest in recent years. Thanks to advancements in technology scaling, current state-of-the-art systems are able to record the electrical activity down to single neuron resolution from several hundreds of recordings sites at the same time. This is a critical tool for neuroscientist to help understand how our brain operates. In recent years also stimulation has gained a lot of interest. Neural stimulation serves a lot of potential applications like restoring bodily functions for disabled people, suppressing pain, brain-computer-interfaces and Parkinson’s disease. This tutorial will focus on the circuit techniques and technologies to enable such high-density neural recording and stimulation. It will go from high-level system design aspects, to processing/technology aspects (electrodes) and will end with specific circuit design techniques.

Date/Time

11 October 2017
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/46689

Location

2501 Speedway
Austin, Texas
United States 78712
Building: EER
Room Number: 0.824

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

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

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San Antonio Computer Society (C)

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Topic/Title

BLETCHLEY PARK AND CRYPTOGRAPHY

Speaker

Michael Gershman
Instructor at St. Philips College (10 years):

   Business computing

Systems Mangager at Citibank (30 years):

    IBM mainframe, client/server systems, global T1/T3 network

Computer programmer at Link Aviation (7 years):

  Lunar Module Mission simulator, etc.

BS in Physics from City College New York, MS in Computer Science from New York University

Abstract

Daily work of Bletchley Park: the use and impact of the results for WW2, the theory and techniques of Enigma and Lorenz cryptanalysis, and lessons applicable to today's cybersecurity.

Outline:

Poland and the road to war
The Enigma machine - not a fixed target
Traffic analysis - you don't need the keys to know your enemy
Manual methods of cryptanalysis
The Bombe and Colossus
Alan Turing and Gordon Welchman
Top Secret?.

Date/Time

19 September 2017
Time: 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Location

1 Camino Santa Maria
St. Mary's University
San Antonio, Texas
United States
Building: University Center
Room Number: Conference Room B

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https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/46770

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Central Texas Consultants Network Affinity Group

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

More information on Consultants Networks

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EducationSociety (E)

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Electromagnetic Compatibility Society (EMC)

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

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Electron Devices Society (ED)

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMB)

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

Chapter Web Site San Antonio

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Young Professionals (YP/GOLD) Affinity Group


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Follow the Young Professionals on Facebook

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Instrumentation and Measurement Society (IM)

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Photonics Society (PHO)

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For more information, contact Mikhail Belkin

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Life Members (LM) Affinity Group

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

More information on LM

Austin Life Members Affinity Group


Topic/Title TBD
Speaker TBD
Abstract TBD
Date/Time 19 September 2017
2:00 PM  Networking and lunch
2;15 PM  Presentation
Location Pok-e-Jo's
2121 West Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village Ave.
Austin, Texas
Cost
Reservations https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/46905
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Check like above for updates on 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 Bioeffects of Lasers
Speaker Garrett Polhamus
Garrett obtained his BS in Mechanical Engineering, and MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering, all from UT Austin. He served 20 years as a military officer in the USAF conducting and leading research, with assignments in Texas, Maryland, England, and the Pentagon. Following his military experience, he was a Technical Fellow with Northrup Grumman (TASC). He then returned to the USAF as a civil servant, where he led the Bioeffects Division of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), and was responsible for directing all research on biological effects of radiofrequency radiation, lasers and chemicals. He also served as Acting Director, Human Effectiveness Directorate, AFRL, and Acting Director, Defense Laboratories Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense. He has served on advisory boards for UT San Antonio,, and for the Biomedical Engineering Department, UT Austin. He currently serves as Vice-Chairman for the San Antonio area of the Central Texas Section of IEEE. Garrett retired in January 2017, and resides in San Antonio with his wife, Hattie.
Abstract Lasers and their applications have proliferated since Maiman developed the first laser in 1960. After the first use by the military in Vietnam, there has been significant research to ensure the safe use of lasers in combat. In addition, the biological effects of lasers has become a topic of intense study. There have been many applications of lasers in biology and medicine, though the mechanisms of effects in many cases are poorly understood. Nevertheless the development of new laser systems and new applications will continue in the future, and additional research will be required.
Date/Time 21 September 2017
11:30. Gather at the Lion and Rose
12:00  Speaker
1:00  Adjourn
Location 842 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas
United States
Building: Lion and Rose
Cost
Reservations https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/46631
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Austin Power and Energy Society (PE/PEL/IA/IE)

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Topic/Title Towards Perfect Power Quality: Concepts, Root Causes, and Solutions
Speaker Dr. Surya Santoso of The University of Texas at Austin

SURYA SANTOSO is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin. He earned his B.S in Electrical Engineering from Satya Wacana Christian University, Salatiga, Indonesia in 1992 and M.S.E and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1994 and 1996. He was a postdoctoral fellow under the auspices of Electric Power Research Institute in 1997. He was Senior Power Systems and Consulting Engineer with Electrotek Concepts in Knoxville, TN from 1997 until 2003. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 2003. His research interests lie in the broad area of transmission and distribution systems, modeling and simulation, and automated root-cause analysis of power quality disturbances. In the past 20 years, he and his students have published over 40 journal and 100 conference papers. His publications have been cited over 8,500 times. In addition, he has the privilege of having supervised over 15 doctoral and 30 M.S students who have become professors, researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and medical doctors in the U.S and abroad.

He co-authored Electrical Power Systems Quality, now in its third edition, with Roger C. Dugan, Mark F. McGranaghan, and H. Wayne Beaty, and he is also the sole author of a college textbook, Fundamental of Electric Power Quality. Along with H. Wayne Beaty, he is an editor of the Handbook of Electric Power Calculations, now in its fourth edition. He taught IEEE Plain Talk on Power Quality in IEEE PES General Meetings between 2010 and 2014. He currently serves as IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer in the broad areas of electric power quality and wind power systems since 2013, editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems since 2014, Technical Committee Program Chair and Secretary of the IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Committee between 2015 and 2017, and 2017 and 2019, respectively. He is an IEEE Fellow.
Abstract Electric power quality problems, specifically harmonics, can be traced back to as early as the invention of the electric power delivery system in the 1890s. Back then, the power system encountered harmonic resonance, which caused the motor to experience overvoltage and to overheat. In this talk, I will show that all power quality problems, though each may have different outward forms, share the same underlying principles: undesirable currents interact with the system impedance, giving rise to voltage problems. Fundamental and broad-based solutions will be proposed to achieve ‘perfect’ power quality. However, like potholes on the roads, power quality problems are always with us. Practical solutions will be presented and will include something old, something new, something futuristic, and something in between.
Date/Time 26 September 2017
Check In - 6:30 to 7:00 PM
Social & Business Meeting - 7:00 to 7:30 PM
Program - 7:30 to 8:30 PM
Location 2700 West Anderson Lane
Austin, Texas
United States 78757
Building: Cover 3
Cost We ask that all attendees order at least $15 in food and drink or consider this to be a cover charge.
Reservations If you plan to attend, please RSVP via e-mail to "pi2-secretary@ieee.org".

Co-sponsored by IEEE PI2 Secretary

https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/46541

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  San Antonio Power and Energy Society (PE)

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Product Safety Engineering Society (PSE)

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

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


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

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Sensor Council (SC) - MEMS & Sensors Chapter

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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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3D INTEGRATION IN ADVANCED CMOS AND SENSORS

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As traditional computing technologies continue to scale, cost and process complexity has driven the industry to look for new sources of performance gains.  3D integration has shown to be a disruptive technology that has demonstrated dramatic improvements in system speed, power consumption, and noise reduction. By reducing parasitic losses and improving connectivity, 3D technologies can be used in conjunction with the most advanced 2D technologies and offer a means to harness the full system performance potential.  This presentation will review current industry advances, as well as a glimpse into the next generation of 3D.

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20 September 2017
6:30  Doors, light food & beverages, networking
7:00-7:50 Presentation
7:50-8:00 Q&A
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2706 Montopolis Drive
Austin, Texas

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

Suggested reading on the topic of "Women in Leadership" for the next meeting

https://hbr.org/2014/03/its-time-for-a-new-discussion-on-women-in-leadership

"Smart leaders have understood for a while now that gender balance delivers better and more sustainable performance. That companies with more gender-balanced leadership teams out-perform those with less. While the skeptics will spend another decade resisting this fact with demands to prove causality, the best leaders prefer leading the charge to following it. So it would now make sense to focus on the leadership competencies that enable certain leaders to build gender-balanced organizations. And to note those that don’t, and start calling them to account."
Date/Time 12 September 2017
6:30 Snacks and networking
7:00 Discussion
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Location Microsoft Store at the Domain
3309 Esperanza Crossing #104
Austin, Texas
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Contact Leslie Martinich (lmartinich@ieee.org) for more information about the Austin TMC.

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Women in Engineering Affinity Group (WIE)

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Topic/Title CTS WOMEN IN ENGINEERING MONTHLY MEETING SAN ANTONIO: DOING GOOD!
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Abstract onthly Meeting for Women in Engineering in the Central Texas Section: SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN THE TECH INDUSTRY (San Antonio)

Imagine organizing a project for the benefit of humanity.  Take a look at the projects funded by the Humanitarian Activities Committee and EPICS Projects.  We can think about doing something locally that would benefit humanity.  A project to mitigate the risks of flooding comes to mind, since we have had increased flooding in recent years, devastating local communities. And we could build the next MOVE Truck to further serve people in disaster areas.  Or create a Drone Assistance Project. I’m sure there are others. Think big! And we'll apply for grants to make your dream possible!
 
Here's a video to get you thinking!
We can involve students if you like.  See "The Benefits of Volunteerism"
 
Come up with ideas and let's get started!
Join us for a snacks, beverages,  good company and a fantastic discussion group, focused on developing your career.
Date/Time 13 September 2017
6:30 Snacks and networking
7:00 Discussion
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Location Microsoft Store
San Antonio, Texas
United States 78256
Building: 15900 La Cantera Parkway
Room Number: Suite 6560
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Topic/Title CTS WOMEN IN ENGINEERING MONTHLY BOOK CLUB / DOING GOOD!
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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 at Cirrus Logic.

Imagine organizing a project for the benefit of humanity.  Take a look at the projects funded by the Humanitarian Activities Committee and EPICS Projects.  We can think about doing something locally that would benefit humanity.  A project to mitigate the risks of flooding comes to mind, since we have had increased flooding in recent years, devastating local communities. And we could build the next MOVE Truck to further serve people in disaster areas.  Or create a Drone Assistance Project. I’m sure there are others. Think big! And we'll apply for grants to make your dream possible!
 
Here's a video to get you thinking!
We can involve students if you like.  See "The Benefits of Volunteerism"
Join us for snacks, a glass of wine, good company and a fantastic book club, focused on SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN THE TECH INDUSTRY.

Free parking is available at on West St. after 6PM.  (Meeting is at the NW Corner of 7th and West) .  No charge for the event. Bring a friend!  And make new ones!
Date/Time 19 September 2017
6:30 Snacks and networking
7:00 Discussion
8:00 Adjourn
Location Cirrus Logic
800 W. 6th St.
Austin, Texas
United States 78701
Building: Way at the back!
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Topic/Title CTS WOMEN IN ENGINEERING MONTHLY BOOK CLUB AT THE DOMAIN: WHERE SHOULD I TAKE MY CAREER?
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Abstract IEEE Women in Engineering Book Club: Thriving and Surviving in the Tech World

Discussion Topic: Where Should I Take My Career?

What should you do next?  Are you pondering career decisions and don't quite know what to do?  Read This Post from Vocation Village, and perhaps follow some of the suggestions.  We'll discuss the choices you are considering and help you through the maze of choices that make sense for you.

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

No charge for the event. Bring a friend!  And make new ones!
Date/Time 26 September 2017
6:30 Snacks and networking
7:00 Discussion
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Location Microsoft Store at the Domain
3309 Esperanza Crossing #104
Austin, Texas
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Registration https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/46427
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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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