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Instructors needed to teach in SJSU's Masters in AI programs. Teach 11-week, online masters courses one evening per week. Welcoming AI experts, we are especially interested in Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, and Natural Language Processing. Please write


April 6-8 2022, 23rd International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED'22), Virtual
Bridges the gap among Electronic/Semiconductor ecosystem members providing electronic design tools, integrated circuit technologies, semiconductor technology, packaging, and assembly & test to achieve total design quality.

July 10-14, 2022, Design Automation Conference (DAC), San Francisco
Premier conference for design and automation of electronic systems; Artificial Intelligence; Automated Systems; Design; Cloud; EDA; Embedded Systems and Software (ESS); IP; Security


Long time IEEE volunteer, Lee Colby. December 13, 1938 to October 26, 2021

* Past Chair of the SCV section of the IEEE.
* His congressional testimony expanded emigration rights for H1B visa holders.
* His volunteer work included bringing science into junior and senior high schools.


SCU Engineering: Leading the way to a sustainable future.
Engineering with a Mission
The Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation is the new home for the Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics, built to support collaboration across traditional disciplines. Find or fuel your passion in one or more of our interdisciplinary labs.

* Tackle problems at the nanoscale in our Center for Nanostructures.
* Work on humanitarian projects in the Frugal Innovation Hub.
* Work independently or with peers to find solutions to the world's energy challenges in the Latimer Energy Lab.
* Have fun working on your own 3D printing project or an assignment for class in the Maker Lab.
* Advance drone technology, monitor satellites for NASA, or design autonomous vehicles for use in Monterey Bay or Lake Tahoe in the Robotics Systems Laboratory.
* Partner with Silicon Valley medical device and biotechnology companies to solve real-world challenges that transform global health in the BioInnovation and Design Lab.

To obtain more information on SCU's School of Engineering, please contact Stacey Tinker, Director of Admissions, at or call 408-554-4313.


Sonoma State University, located in the North Bay Area, is now offering a hybrid Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The 32-unit MS ECE program is designed for professionals holding bachelor's degrees in diverse areas of engineering and sciences.

MS ECE program highlights:
* One of the most affordable graduate engineering programs in California
* Includes courses in Photonics, RF Communications, IoT, Embedded Systems, FPGA, and Machine Learning
* Recognized as a Professional Science Masters (PSM) program by the Council of Graduate Schools

To learn more, visit the website and attend an upcoming information session. Ready to apply? Apply now for Spring 2022!

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension - A legacy of more than 50 years of personalized classroom experience — now bringing that to your home — live, online professional courses for every stage of your career. Follow this link to browse upcoming courses.

Managing the Development of New Products, course begins 1/18/22
Analog IC Design, Introduction, course begins 1/18/22
System and Functional Verification Using UVM (Universal Verification Methodology), course begins 1/18/22
Role of the Project Manager, course begins 1/19/22
Data Structures and Algorithms Using Java, course begins 1/19/22
SystemVerilog Assertions and Formal Verification, course begins 1/19/22
Extreme-Agile Project Management, course begins 1/20/22
Data Structures and Algorithms Using Python, course begins 1/20/22
Managing Software Projects, course begins 1/21/22
Physical Design Flow From Netlist to GDSII, course begins 1/21/22
Moving Beyond Our History: Diversity Tools for Today, course begins 1/22/22
Data Engineering with Hadoop, course begins 1/22/22
Estate Planning, course begins 1/24/22
Public and Analyst Relations, course begins 1/24/22
Java Programming I, course begins 1/24/22
Linux System and Network Administration, course begins 1/24/22
Developing Enterprise Java Microservices with Spring Boot and Spring Cloud, course begins 1/25/22
System Virtualization Fundamentals, course begins 1/25/22
Deep Reinforcement Learning, course begins 1/26/22
Embedded Linux Design and Programming, course begins 1/26/22

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Science Fair Judges Needed
This year IEEE will be supporting four science fairs:
• San Mateo (Saturday, March 5)
• Santa Clara (Thursday, March 10) (probably in-person)
• Monterey County Science Fair (Saturday, March 5 and Saturday March 19) (in-person and virtual)
• Santa Cruz (Saturday, March 19) (in-person and virtual)

If you are interested in helping out at one of these fairs, or sponsoring a prize, please call Charlie Neuhauser at (408) 245-0085 (W) or E-mail him at

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Have you ever thought about teaching? Learn more and Apply for the EnCorps Fellowship for STEM Professionals - EnCorpsSTEM
EnCorps now has a new virtual volunteer tutoring opportunity with a STEMx Math Tutoring program where students would be paired with a tutor for 2 one-on-one sessions a week.

Project Open NanoCarbon - Monthly meetups/opensci journal club to research, build and deploy open hardware to rapidly solidify gigatonnes of carbon from atmospheric CO2.

Advise & mentor underrepresented young adult entrepreneurs. Flexible time commitment. Business and technology experienced professionals browse details, and apply to join at


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Business Development, Sales, Marketing. 30 years of VP & Director level experience. Would like a fulfilling job in GreenTech. Pete Christensen,

Software project management, Linux administration, F1 visa and need sponsorship. Been working since 2004. Shahadat Hossain.

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Development Engineer with 10+ years experience in the Thin Film and Laser industry, MS in Statistics, looking for a new position in Process Development / Metrology Engineering. Stan Louie


Sonoma State University, located in the North Bay Area, is now offering a hybrid Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. See ad below left for more details.

Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering
The Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation, the new STEM facility, is now open; includes new upgrades such as a Raman spectrophotometer. See the ad below left for more information.

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Empower your future with a MS Engineering degree specializing in Smart Sustainable Energy Systems from San Jose State University. Our hybrid program is suitable for working professionals and provides students with the knowledge and technical skills required to formulate, analyze, and solve complex problems related to the optimal design and integration of sustainable energy sources into the modern power networks. Learn more at our upcoming virtual information sessions.


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1/20, 12:00 pm, SCV RAS, Telepresence And How It Is Changing Our Society, Virtual Event
From tele-health to tele-education and teleoperation; overview technical aspects of telepresence; symbiosis between teleoperations and autonomy, and the role of AI.

1/20, 3:00 pm, SCV IMS, Robust Wireless Interrogation of Fully-Passive RLC Sensors, Virtual Event
Fully passive sensor with the minimum number of components is preferred over the existing legacy sensors such as NFC, RFID, BLE, etc

1/20, 6:00 pm, SCV CASS, Accelerator Architectures for Training Deep Neural Networks, Virtual Event
Training deep neural networks requires orders of magnitude more energy and latency; reducing latency interleave gradient computations using systolic arrays; simultaneous intra-layer and inter-layer pipelining.

1/25, 6 pm, SCV CS, Sustainable AI @ Scale: Accelerating AI Models for Billions of Users, Virtual Event
AI is a foundational technology at Meta: used to identify relevant and interesting content, to translate content to transcend language barriers, and identifying inappropriate content, such as bullying, domestic violence, and terrorism.

1/26, 6:30 pm, SCV LMAG TEMS PES/IAS, Rapid Iterations in Nuclear Innovation: A Key to Fighting Climate Change, Virtual Event
Affordable clean energy: fluoride salt-cooled, high-temperature reactor combines existing technologies in a novel way, using high-temperature fuels from gas-cooled reactors with a low-pressure molten salt coolant.

1/27, 11:00 am, SFBA PELS, PES/IAS, SMART Power Flow Controllers – A Necessity for Future Power Grid, Virtual Event
Transfer bulk power; use transmission lines more efficiently; harness dormant capacity to increase the power flows to the lines' thermal limits.

2/2, 12:00 pm, SCV CTSoc, CES 2022 Download by IEEE Consumer Technology Society, Virtual Event
Annual sharing of the new and unusual things seen at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January; highlights and major themes.

2/8, 7:00 pm, SCV CNSV, The Consulting Career Option, Virtual Event
A panel of seasoned consultants will provide a set of case studies to teach attendees about the ins and out of life as a technical consultant.

2/15, 6:00 pm, SCV CS, Nature-inspired Optimization Algorithms Applied to Control Systems, Virtual Event
Applications to tune the parameters of the fuzzy logic controller of a nonlinear magnetic levitation system, and an energy management system for a residential microgrid.

2/24, 5:30 pm, SCV TEMS YP, Characteristics of Successful Tech Hubs and Start-ups; Lessons from the Origin and Growth of Silicon Valley, Virtual Event
Entrepreneurs, early angel investors, patent issues, innovation spirit, SV characteristics

3/22, 12:00 pm, SCV CS, Ask Me Anything (AMA) session with Björn Schuller, Virtual Event
Please send your questions in advance. Select questions will be answered by Prof. Schuller of Imperial College, London, UK during the session. Audience may be able to ask follow-up questions during the session.

Calling all Santa Clara Valley Roboticists and Autonomists, we need your help to bring the local Robotics and Automation Society chapter back to life! Robots are just too cool not to have an active chapter in Silicon Valley. Membership in RAS for IEEE members is only $9 for a year. We need new officers and events. On January 20, 2022 at noon, we will have an exciting virtual event focusing on Telepresence to get things kicked off. Register at:

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Internet Society Operating Committee (SFBay ISOC) is seeking new members of the Board of Directors (volunteer positions). Our Chapter supports ISOC's mission by funding projects, hosting it's popular Tech Policy Webinar series, and engaging our membership (1000+) in issues related to the Internet. We bridge to the larger ISOC community and many more leading-edge initiatives and projects. Find out more at and apply before January 31, 2022. Further details and links to the application form are available at

The Sustainability Chapter is currently looking for new members for its Executive Committee! Please see if you would like to get involved in helping to organize events.

SFBA EDS is seeking candidates to apply for positions on the organizing executive committee in 2022, specifically webmaster/communications director and secretary. We also welcome applications for treasurer, vice-chair, and chair. If you are interested in getting involved in any way, please email, EDS SCV Chapter Chair.

IEEE San Francisco Section is excited to announce the new Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group. Join the group and take advantage of technical and professional activities empowering Women in Engineering. If you're interested, please contact the Group Founder at

OEB ComSoc The OEB Communications Society is looking for fresh people to fill its Chair and Treasurer positions to revitalize the chapter. Please contact Ron Kane at if you are interested.

OEB PES, Speakers and topics of interest requested! Let us know what topics you would like to know about so we can better meet the needs of our community. Please contact Rosanna Lerma at

Engineering chapters, societies, and affinity groups in the SF Bay Area

* Antenna and Propagation Society (APS) * Blockchain (BC) * Circuits & Systems Society (CASS) * Consultant's Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV)* Consumer Technology Society (CTSoc) * Control Systems Society (CSS) * Communications Society (ComSoc) * Computer Society (CS)* Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) * Corporate Liaison Program (CLP) * Electronic Packaging Society (EPS) * Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) * Engineering In Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS) * Industry Applications Society (IAS) * Industry Engagement (IE) * Instrumentation & Measurement Society (IMS) * Life Members Affinity Group (LMAG)* Magnetics Society (MAG) * MEMS & Sensors Council (MEMS) * Microwave Theory & Techniques (MTT) * Nanotechnology Council(NANO) * Nuclear & Plasma Sciences (NUE) * Photonics (PHOT)* Power & Energy Society (PES) & Industry Applications Society (IAS) * Power Electronics Society (PELS) * Product Safety Engineering (PSE) * Reliability (REL) * Robotics & Automation (RAS) * Silicon Valley Sustainability Chapter (SUST) * Signal Processing Society (SPS) * Silicon Valley Technology History Committee (SVTHC) * Society for Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) * Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) * Startup Special Interest Group (SIG) * Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) * Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) * Women In Engineering Affinity Group (WIE) * Young Professionals Affinity Group (YP)

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