NTW Logo (Black)

About IEEE

IEEE Membership

Products and Services


IEEE Organizations


IEEE Nav Bar







IEEE Signal Processing Society Santa Clara Valley Chapter





Click here for see the full list of upcoming events.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017

Vision and the Deep Learning Explosion

This event is hosted/sponsored by IEEE SSCS Chapter and co-sponsorted by IEEE SPS Chapter.


Dr. Chris Rowen, CEO, Cognite Ventures and Stanford University


Location: ** WARNING: venue is not our usual AMD location **

Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95051 (Google Maps)



6:00pm-6:30pm: Registration, Food, Networking

6:30pm-8:00pm: Talk



FREE for IEEE SPS members

$2 for IEEE members

$5 for non-members (pay at door)



Everyone sees the excitement about artificial intelligence, but what's real? Everyone gets pumped up about smart drones and self-driving cars, but what does it take to really harness the potential of deep learning for real products? The academic benchmarks are impressive, but how does research translate into break-out businesses? Why is computer vision embracing deep neural networks so passionately?

This talk looks closely at artificial intelligence aka deep learning aka neural network aka cognitive computing technologies, maps out the affected applications and industries and dives into the profound impact it is having one example segment, computer vision. It explores the relationship among vision research, cloud and embedded AI product opportunities and the global explosion in the number of deep learning startups. Finally, it sketches some of the most important principles that successful startups are following to succeed in the frothy, frenetic and fascinating entrepreneurial game.


Dr. Chris Rowen is a well-known Silicon Valley entrepreneur and technologist, now head of the deep learning investment effort, Cognite Ventures and advisor to the Stanford SystemX Alliance . He has recently served as CTO for Cadence's IP Group. Chris joined Cadence after its acquisition of Tensilica, the company he founded to develop extensible processors. He led Tensilica as CEO and later, CTO, to become one of the leading embedded architectures. Chris also was a pioneer in developing RISC architecture and helped found MIPS Computer Systems, where he was VP of Microprocessor Development. He holds an MSEE and PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford and a BA in physics from Harvard. He holds more than 40 US and international patents. He was named an IEEE Fellow in 2015 for his work in development of microprocessor technology.

Subscribe to future announcements: link