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


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


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

From the Central Texas Section Chair

Hello Friends,

Congratulations to our new officers: Chair: Fawzi Behmann; Vice-Chair San Antonio: Sunny Shahaidar; Vice-Chair Austin: Fabio Gomez; Treasurer: Bill Martino!

We’ll have an election in November for Secretary.  Stay tuned!

We have some great events coming up!

3 October: IEEE Day!  Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.  (Austin)
3 October: IEEE Day!  Tomatillos Café (San Antonio)
   I hope you’ll join me for one of these great events!

5 October: Cybersecurity Conference  (Free VIP Pass, includes all event, Promotional Code for Free CPE Services: dcnonprofits; Agenda here) (Austin)

And join us for a new discussion group: Innovation and Creativity: Thinking with Both Sides of Your Brain! 16 October!

I hope to see you soon!

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

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Membership Development

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Did you know about IEEE – staying current in technology
Did You Know -
You can find out what are the most accessed documents in IEEE Xplore for the month. By selecting the Publications Tab in myIEEE, you will see the IEEE Xplore module located in the left column. Here you will find a list of the most popular documents accessed this month. Citations and their Abstract are available with quick links to the full article. IEEE Xplore has over two million documents on emerging and revolutionary technologies.  Check it out thought your myIEEE account at: http://www.ieee.org/myieee
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IEEE members can access more savings in more places for home and office including group discounts on insurance, travel, home/office and technology needs. While you focus on your career, we'll take care of saving you money. See vendor details for terms, conditions and availability.
Visit the Member Discounts page at http://www.ieee.org/discounts  to discover this added perk of IEEE Membership.

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

Professional Engineering Licensure
There are several paths to becoming a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. The default path to licensure includes:
  • Earning an engineering degree through an ABET-EAC accredited program (or a non-accredited degree that meets specific qualifications)
  • Passing an FE exam and thereby becoming an Engineer In Training (EIT)
  • Passing the PE exam of your choice
  • Documenting 4 years of design or analysis experience in an SER
  • Submitting references from 3 licensed P.E.’s
  • Passing an Ethics exam
  • Submitting an application with an $80 fee
If you are on this pathway and are an EIT, it is no longer necessary in Texas to complete your 4 years of experience before taking the PE exam. If the exam you wish to take is given in April (e.g., Software Engineering), then the period for registering for the exam is between 12/4/2017 and 2/15/2018. If you are an EIT in Texas, you can register on the Board’s web site to take a P.E. Exam. The next set of exams it is still possible to register for will be in April exams and will be given on 4/13/2018.

There are paths to becoming a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas which do not include taking the FE exam and becoming an EIT. In these cases, however, you must submit a request to the Board to waive the requirement to take the FE. The requirements related to the ethics exam and the application (with fee) remain the same. However, the experience and number of references from P.E.’s change.
  • If you have a degree from an ABET-EAC accredited program the requirements are 8 years of design and analysis experience and 5 P.E. references
  • If you have a related degree from a non-ABET-EAC accredited program (such as a Computer Science degree) then the requirements are 12 years of experience and 5 P.E. references
If you have advanced degrees, up to 2 years of the experience can be counted at the rate of 1 year for each advanced degree.

Finally, if you are a full-time Engineering Educator with a PhD, you are licensed in another state, or are a former license holder you may submit an application (with fee) without having to take the FE or a PE exam.

See the NCEES web site to determine when and where to take the FE exam or the PE exam of your choice. Some exams are available year-round (those are Computer-Based Testing exams). Others are given on specific dates in either April or October. One of the exams offered only in April is Software Engineering. Other exams offered only in April include Agriculture and Biological Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

If you qualify and wish to take an April exam, it is time to begin preparations. Applications with experience records and recommendations must be submitted to the Board by December 8, 2018 for the Board to be able to evaluate the applications and respond in time for the examinee to register for the April exam.

October eBook

Author Harry T. Roman believes Henry David Thoreau’s tenet neatly sums up how professionals should manage one of their most important assets: their careers.  Roman says employees themselves bear the bulk of the responsibility for planning their futures.

In IEEE-USA's October free e-book for members only, Developing Your People--Commonsense Leadership in the Workplace--Vol.3: Career Asset Management, Teamwork, Empowerment, the author completes this e-book trilogy.  Volume 3 explores how managers and leaders can put the right people in the right places within an organization, achieve a team-based approach to problem-solving, and empower employees to meet the future challenges of their jobs.

Roman's book offers readers excerpts from the IEEE's Career Asset Management (CAM) tool he helped to develop.  CAM is a seven-step process for disciplining users to ask the right questions, develop plans for where they want to take their careers, and map out a strategy for getting there. He also discusses how managers can put together successful teams--by balancing team members’ professional development. He advises letting them take time for formal professional courses and activities--both in the skills they will need on the team, and in the areas that keep them current in the field they came from.

The author also explores team composition and assignment within companies. He points out that teams can involve dedicated assignments of individuals for set periods. Or, be part of a matrix assignment, along with an individual’s other regular functions. He also notes that teams that have tedious assignments can quickly become stale, if their team leaders do not maintain proper working environments. Burnout can occur.

“Professionals want to be involved in a learning environment, Roman writes. “They expect mentoring, with the opportunity to grow in new directions.” However, Roman advises if you cannot plan for the time your team needs to prepare for the solution, then don’t assemble a team at all. He says it won’t succeed. “Team members must have the freedom to tell their managers and leaders what is not possible,” says Roman. “You, as their leader, must have the maturity and wisdom to listen to them; and if necessary, tell your boss when something cannot be done.” Roman concludes the astute leader knows the real risk of assembling teams: “It means having the courage to give up some authority, and listen to what your team experts are telling you.”

In October, IEEE-USA is offering this award-winning $7.99 e-book, free to IEEE members only!

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

https://ieeeusa.org/shop/careers/developing-your-people-commonsense-leadership-in-the-workplace-vol-3/.

Log in with your IEEE Web account, add the book to your cart, and use promo code OCTFREE17, 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:
    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.


Judges Needed for the John Jay Science & Engineering Academy Annual Science and Engineering Fair

The John Jay Science & Engineering Academy is hosting its annual Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 from 8:30 am-1:00 pm and we are seeking volunteers to serve as judges for the fair.
 
Nearly 200 judges are required to provide feedback to our students. Our school fair is one of the largest of its kind in the state of Texas and the nation and includes nearly 600 students presenting their scientific research. Additionally, St. Mary's University and the University of the Incarnate Word reward top students at our local fair with $560,000 in scholarships each year.
 
Projects include the STEM areas of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Math and Computers as well as projects in the Social Sciences such as Psychology and Sociology.  Project levels span beginner (freshmen) to advanced (upperclassmen).  Because of this wide spectrum of topics and levels, we need a variety of volunteers with different experiences and levels of training/interest.
 
Students who do well will be given the opportunity to advance to the Junior Academy of Science Competition at Robert E. Lee High School, and to the Alamo Regional Science Fair at St. Mary’s University. Some students will then go on to participate at the state and national level. The 2015-2016 research team earned over $600,000 in scholarships, over $2,000 in cash prizes and 17 special awards.
 
Judges are asked to arrive at 8:30am for a light breakfast, brief welcome and folder pick-up that will include the categories that they will be judging and scoring rubrics. Lunch will be served from 11:30pm-1:30pm in the library.  A certificate of participation will also be the judge's folder noting the number of volunteer hours.
 
If you would like to be a judge, please go to the following google form:
 
https://goo.gl/forms/LwLsmO3kdYcVOhmC3
 
To learn more about our fair, please go the the following website:
 
http://www.nisd.net/sciaca/partnerships.
 
Please feel free to share this e-mail with friends, family and colleges. Thank you for your time and consideration.  Your support at this event will make a positive difference in the life of a young adult and support STEM education.

Tips, Tools and Gadgets

I have several things that cover a variety of topics to mention this month:
  1. let me encourage all of you to join the Section in celebrating IEEE Day on Tuesday October 3. Events will be held in both Austin and San Antonio.
  2. if you are one of the many who uses Apple products, you may want to download the User Guides they have just published or updated for iOS 11, watchOS 4 and macOS High Sierra.
  3. Austin will soon have a new book store. An Amazon brick-and-mortar store is coming to the Domain sometime in 2018.
  4. if you are interested in cryptography there is a very in-depth book available free on-line "A Graduate Course in Applied Cryptography".
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


Local Conferences, Meetings and Events

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2017




October





3






IEEE Day

CTS IEEE Day - San Antonio & Austin 

IEEE San Antonio and Austin invite you to the annual IEEE Day event on October 3rd. Come and share some FREE appetizers with your local IEEE friends.

You will have the opportunity to network and learn about how IEEE can help YOU take your career to the next level!

Event details San Antonio:

Location: Tomatillos Cafe y Cantina 
Address: 3210 Broadway St. San Antonio, Texas 78209
Date: 10/3/17
Time: 7pm - 10pm  
RSVP:  https://ctsieeedaysanantonio.eventbrite.com
https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/47111

Event details Austin:

Location: The ABGB (Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co)
Address: 1305 W Oltorf St. Austin, Tx 78704
Date: 10/3/17
Time: 7pm -10pm 
RSVP: https://ctsieeedayaustin.eventbrite.com
https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/47130

Please RSVP using one of the links shown above so we can expect you. Looking forward to meeting you!

Please don't hesitate to contact me at  fabio.gomez@ieee.org if you have any questions.







National Career Fairs Austin Job Fair
Date: Tuesday, October 3
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM 
Location: Holiday Inn Austin Midtown , ELM ROOM
Address: 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, Texas 78752

Click here to see the job list

We've been working hard to bring top employers to the event and they are looking forward to meeting you! Did you know that most employers at our Job Fairs report making hires from the people they meet? That means you have a great opportunity ahead so let's be sure you're ready for the day of the event.

Review the following items to be sure you are prepared:

  • Resume is updated and error proof
  • Printed 30 copies of your resume
  • Personal marketing pitch is ready- for tips on putting
  • together your pitch Click here.
  • Review the list of attending companies and available positions, and prepare questions for recruiters- to see the current lists Click here.
  • Select appropriate business attire
The Job Fair will be the place for you to make a lasting impression on recruiters who make hiring decisions. Please review our article Making Conversations Count for our recommendations on getting the most out of each of your meetings.

We're in this countdown together and look forward to hosting you next week at the event. You'll receive a 3-day event reminder from us that will provide access to your Online Job Fair Guide to download and print for the event. It will have the up to date list of attending companies and available positions. We'll also cover what to do the day of the event to maximize your time. If you want to review any of our tips and recommendations please visit our Advice section. We look forward to seeing you soon! !





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/





9-11






SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) Conference in San Antonio.





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





19






Eaton's Seventh Annual Engineering Seminar
The event is Thursday October 19, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos, TX. Seven PDH classes will be offered FREE OF CHARGE. Register now. the first class starts promptly at 8:00 AM.

Send an email to AndreaNelson@Eaton.com with:
Name:
Title:
Company:
Phone:
Email:





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





6-7






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





2-3






2017 National Electrical Code for Engineers Workshop
Located at the Scottish Rite Theater, next door to the Hampton Inn. 8AM-5PM






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





March





7-8






TBPE Ethics Webinar
Webinars will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Registration links will be posted 30 days prior to the webinars at: https://engineers.texas.gov/webinars.html.




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





6-7






TBPE Ethics Webinar
Webinars will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Registration links will be posted 30 days prior to the webinars at: https://engineers.texas.gov/webinars.html.





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




September





12-13






TBPE Ethics Webinar
Webinars will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Registration links will be posted 30 days prior to the webinars at: https://engineers.texas.gov/webinars.html.




December





5-6






TBPE Ethics Webinar
Webinars will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Registration links will be posted 30 days prior to the webinars at: https://engineers.texas.gov/webinars.html.
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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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)

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MEMS Inertial Sensors

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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.

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

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

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Circuits and systems for high-density neural recording

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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.

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

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2501 Speedway
Austin, Texas
United States 78712
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Wireless Wearable and Implantable Biomedical Devices

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Azita Emami received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1999 and 2004 respectively. She received her B.S. degree from Sharif University of Technology in 1996. She was with IBM T. J. Watson Research Center from 2004 to 2006. In 2007, she joined Caltech, where she is now the Cherng Professor of Electrical Engineering and Medical Engineering. She also serves as the deputy chair of division of Engineering and Applied Science at Caltech. Her current research interests include mixed-signal integrated circuits and systems, high-speed optical interconnects, silicon photonics, wearable and implantable devices for neural recording, stimulation, sensing and drug delivery. She is currently the associated editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits (JSSC), and an SSCS distinguished lecturer.

Abstract

Wearable and implantable medical devices can enable new approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. Design and implementation of sensors and neural interfaces that are non-invasive or minimally invasive are essential for viability of such devices. In this talk we will focus on miniaturized devices that are wireless and highly energy-efficient. First an ultra-low-power sensor for continuous measurement of glucose and lactate will be presented. This minimally invasive wireless device can be injected just under the skin, and designed to have high dynamic range and high resolution. In the second example, we introduce a closed-loop neural interface for seizure detection and prevention. In this project, hardware efficient classification and feature extraction techniques are utilized to enhance the performance and energy-efficiency of the system.

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

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https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/47348

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

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Occasionally you might find street level parking for free -- but watch out for the parking signs and restrictions. Another place to park is SJG, the San Jacinto Garage -- after 6PM, it is $7 to park all night.


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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Prepare to prevent the Information Security Apocalypse

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Jason Garcia
Jason joined CNF Technologies in 2007 as associate network security engineer. Today, Jason is a senior engineer and leads multiple teams supporting several projects for different customers.

Jason has over 9 years of extensive technical experience in the field of Cyber Security. He has been involved in cyber operations, Certification & Accreditation processes, system integration, prototype development, software development, computer forensics, reverse engineering, and malware analysis.

On multiple occasions Jason has successfully designed, created, and implemented virtual and physical network environments for customer with needs that include: malware analysis, software/prototype development, and critical infrastructure services. In the past, Jason has lead an innovation team on a COTS/GOTS integration project that successfully deployed to 44 different Air Force sites.

Jason is a graduate of University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in Computer Science.

Abstract

In today's world, an average computer user is simply a potential victim for the advance adversaries using cutting edge techniques.  Malware is created every day from Nation-State actors, criminal cyber-crime groups, or worst the 13-year old child.  This presentation is NOT a complete overview of the continuously losing battle against the malware authors.  This presentation is about you, and how you can play your part in the new wave of cyber security experts to help win these network warfare battles to come.  Giving you insight of Cyber Security Job progression, knowledge of variety of Information Assurance and Cyber Security Specialties, and of course my favorites how to become a top subject matter expert in Forensics Analysts or Malware Reverse Engineer.

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17 October 2017
Time: 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

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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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Central Texas Consultants Network Affinity Group

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Topic/Title Embedded Non-Volatile Memories for Intelligent IoT
Speaker Dr. Betty Prince
Dr. Betty Prince is CEO of Memory Strategies International. She has also  worked with Texas Instruments, NV Philips, Motorola, RCA and Fairchild.  She is author of several books on memory technology including: Semiconductor Memories (1992), High Performance Memories (1999), 3D Vertical Memory Technologies (2014) (all John Wiley & Sons), and Emerging Memories - Technologies and Trends, (2002) (Springer). She is a Senior Life Member of the IEEE and has served as an IEEE SSCS Distinguished Lecturer. She  founded the JEDEC JC-16 Interface Committee and was Co-Chair of the JC42.2 SRAM Standards Committee.  She has served on the Technical Advisory Board of several memory companies and on the Board of Directors of Mosaid Technologies. She holds patents in the memory, processor and interface areas. She has a B.S. and M.S. in physics and math  from UNM and U. of Calif., Berkeley, and an M.B.A and Ph.D. from UT with doctoral dissertation on fractal modeling.
Abstract Betty will repeat her Keynote Presentation given at the Leading Edge Embedded NVM Workshop, held in Gardanne, France, in September.  An Intelligent Internet of Things (IIoT) will require diverse embedded non-volatile memories (eNVM).  eNVM is used in: wearable medical networks, car networks, smart home and building networks, traffic control networks and public utility networks. These, together with other networks, will form eventually smart interconnected cities using millions of processors with eNVM.  Varieties of eNVM will be needed to satisfy the diverse requirements of these networks ranging from single poly EEPROMs to large 3D RRAM neuromorphic processors. eRRAM, eMRAM, eCBRAM, ePCM and eFeRAM with differing properties will also be needed.
Date/Time 25 October 2017
6:00 to 6:30pm -- Networking
6:30 to 7:30pm -- Business and Program
Location 2121 West Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village Ave.
Austin, Texas
United States 78727
Building: PoK-e-Jo's Smokehouse
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Reservations https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/47354
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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)

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Young Professionals (YP/GOLD) Affinity Group


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Follow the Young Professionals on Facebook

More information on YP/GOLD 

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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 Supporting STEM Through Virtual Classroom Visits
Speaker Sabari Raja
Sabari is the co-founder of fast growing edtech company, Nepris Inc, a first of its kind cloud based platform connecting industry and education to inspire students through real world connections.  She has worked in education technology for 18 years leading product and content strategy, business development, publisher relations, and emerging market growth strategies. She is passionate about working with educators to translate their needs into scalable technology solutions. She is on the Champions board of Texas Girls aCollaborative and on the board of EDNET and has a special interest in engaging girls in STEM. She also regularly speaks on the topic of entrepreneurship and education technology at such venues as SXSWEdu, Smartbrief and TCEA.

Sabari has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from India, Masters in Computer Science from Louisiana State University and an Executive MBA from Cox School of Business, SMU. She lives in Austin, Texas and is also a busy mom with 2 boys in elementary school.
Abstract 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.
Date/Time 17 October 2017
Time: 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Location Pok-e-Jo's
2121 West Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village Ave.
Austin, Texas
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The Austin Life Members Group meets monthly. Except when meeting jointly with other groups, the Life Members meet on the third Tuesday each month. Meetings usually begin with informal networking from 2:00 to 2:15 p.m., followed by presentations from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. by experts in topics of interest to IEEE Life Members.

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San Antonio Life Member Affinity Group

Topic/Title Initial Results from the Juno Mission at Jupiter
Speaker Dr. Gladstone
Randall Gladstone earned a B.Sc in Geophysics and Astronomy from the University of British Columbia. He also holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Planetary Science from the California Institute of Technology. After several university assignments, Dr Gladstone joined the Southwest Research Institute in 1993 and today he is the Program Director for the Space Science Directorate in the Space Science and Engineering Division.

 Dr. Gladstone is a planetary scientist specializing in radiative transfer and the study of upper atmospheres. His research interests include the terrestrial and jovian aurora and airglow, extreme and far ultraviolet scattering problems, hydrocarbon photochemistry, and the evolution of planetary atmospheres. He has published over 190 technical papers in refereed journals, on subjects including the Sun, Earth, Moon, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Titan, Triton, Pluto, and the primitive solar system.

Although primarily a theorist, Dr. Gladstone is also a regular user of several NASA satellite observatories, including the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and Chandra. Currently, he is Atmospheres Lead for the New Horizons Pluto mission (New Frontiers 1), Instrument Lead for the UVS instrument on the Juno mission to Jupiter (New Frontiers 2), Science Co-I for the LAMP instrument on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission, PI for the UVS instrument on ESA’s
Abstract For Juno—NASA’s second New Frontiers mission—the major science goals are to investigate and characterize Jupiter’s origin, interior, atmosphere, and polar magnetosphere. Juno’s elongated polar orbit enables nine different instruments to contribute to these diverse goals, mostly during north to south perijove passes at only about 3000 km above the cloud tops, which reoccur about every 53 days. Excellent data from the first 7 science orbits (of 34 planned) have been acquired to date, with the next perijove scheduled for October 24, 2017. In this talk an overview of the results from the first year of Juno’s science observations at Jupiter will be presented.
Date/Time 19 October 2017
11:30 AM Lunch
12:00 Speaker
1:00 Adjourn
Location 842 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas
United States
Building: Lion and Rose
Room Number: The Dungeon
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Reservations https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/47359
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Austin Power and Energy Society (PE/PEL/IA/IE)

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Abstract Come be a part of (PI)^2 Austin’s social at Idle Vine Brewing! We’ll meet to discuss important topics such as which beer is your favorite. There will -not- be any food trucks on-site this night but there are several places to eat close by or you can bring food to the brewery and eat there.

Scott Ciampa, Head Brewer, will also conduct tours to show the facility, equipment, how beer is made, and discuss problems they had to work through in getting their brewery through construction and into production. No RSVP required.
Date/Time 17 October 2017
Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Location 16920 Joe Barbee Drive
Pflugerville, Texas
United States 78664
Building: Idle Vine Brewing Company (Building 1)
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Topic/Title Fast, Small, Efficient: The Series Capacitor Buck Converter
Speaker Pradeep Shenoy
Pradeep Shenoy is a Systems Engineer in the buck switching regulators business unit at Texas Instruments. His area of expertise is high frequency, small size voltage regulators. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He received the Illinois International Graduate Achievement Award in 2010 and the Jack Kilby Award for Innovation in 2015. He serves as the North America Regions Chair of the IEEE Power Electronics Society.
Abstract This presentation will introduce the series capacitor buck dc-dc converter developed at Texas Instruments. Point-of-load voltage regulators typically use buck converters operating in the hundreds of kHz range. Their size is dominated by passive components, especially inductors. The series capacitor buck topology overcomes conventional high frequency challenges and enables efficient operation in the multi-MHz range. The topology is a unique hybrid of a switched capacitor circuit and a buck converter. This presentation will overview the operation, control, and implementation of a 2-5 MHz series capacitor buck converter and include sample results with comparisons to state-of-the-art buck converters.
Date/Time 24 October 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
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Reservations https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/46646
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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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MEMS Inertial Sensors

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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.

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

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

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Metered parking is available on Dean Keeton street. You can also park at two garages:

1) San Jacinto Garage at 2401 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78705

2) Speedway Garage at 105 E 27th St, Austin, TX 78705

Both are close to EER building (the new ECE department building).

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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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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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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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