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TechIndustrySummit Join us for an engaging dialogue around the challenges of the Industrial Internet of Things(IoT) at the 2016 IEEE Tech Industry Summit on June 6 and 7, an engaging two-day event which will bring together industry and research visionaries to understand and address complexities and challenges faced by each sector on a daily basis. As a member of IEEE Region 6, we are offering you a special registration rate of $25.00. Register now through May 5 using the discount code 25offSummit. At the IEEE Tech Industry Summit, IEEE will convene industry and research communities to foster new ideas and bring a whole system approach to the thinking around IoT.

This is followed by the International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE2016) will be on June 8-10 and will continue the dialogue of IoT and bring industry leaders together for a practical, open exchange on edge-leading technology and your role in driving it forward.
The Industrial Electronics Society Student & Young Professionals (S-YP) Forum offers activities and opportunities for engineering students and recently graduated engineers (young professionals) to present their R&D work in Industrial Electronics, and to build contacts with their peers. isie2016 This week-long program of events will include the
* IEEE Tech Industry Summit, 2-day pre-conference (June 6-7)
* 25th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics
* Industrial Electronics Society Student & Young Professionals (S-YP) Forum
* TEMS Workshop on Technology Management and Entrepreneurship Issues on IoT
* International Transportation Innovation Center Program
* IEEE P2413 Standards Committee on Industrial IoT
* IEEE IoT Community Workshop
* IEEE ComSoc workshop on IoT and communications

Wearables Techcon 2016 will be held at the San Jose Convention Center, on July 18-20.
Wearables_TechCon More than 60 Tech Sessions and Panels
* Product Design
* Electronic Engineering for Wearables Devices
* Embedded System Development
* Software Design
* Application Development
* Leading SDKs
... And more tricks and techniques that will set your wearable project apart! Keynotes: "Wearables: Panacea or Pandora's Box? A Security Perspective", by Gary Davis, Intel; "Hidden Costs of Hardware", by Forrest Brady, Highway1.
See and use discount code IEEE for $100 off full 3 day pass.

The Sensors Expo and Conference will be June 21-23, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.
SensorsExpo The market for sensors and related technologies is expanding at a phenomenal rate. With the convergence of MEMS, Wireless , Wearables and IoT, the sales of sensors in the U.S. alone are expected to climb to nearly $15 billion in 2016. With this growth, the importance of education and access to the latest technologies is critical. For 30+ years, Sensors Expo & Conference has established itself as the nation's leading event focusing exclusively on sensors and sensor-integrated systems. Join us at the industry's premier gathering to find the solutions for your present challenges while exploring sensing technologies that are driving tomorrow's solutions.
The Premier Event for Sensors and Sensing Technologies. See
Special IEEE Member offer: Use code IEEE50 for free Expo Pass or $50 off Conference Passes!

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If you're willing to make two or more school visits per school year (a few hours each), we will train you and provide the organization, equipment, and supplies. Contact us at or!

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The present rate for IEEE members to become a member of the Computer History Museum is 50% off the regular price. This applies to either the single, family or senior member rate. This special pricing is for IEEE members world-wide, negotiated by your Santa Clara Valley Section. Discounted family membership is $75; General membership is $37.50; for seniors/military, it's $30.
Register online at your current membership number available, to get the discount), or call the CHM at 650-810-1010 during the day.

Enjoy the perks of being a Senior in Santa Clara County! For more information, please see HERE and send email to Kris Verma at by the end of July 2016. Register for the August 8 meeting at

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SCV-TEMS - 6/2 | Enneagram in the Workplace: How to Build and Manage Teams Effectively - understanding human dynamics and personalities, analyze the dynamics of work teams, team-based problem solving methodology, helping teams that have become stuck to get unstuck ... (AMD Commons Building, Sunnyvale, 6:00 pm)

SCV-CNSV - 6/2 | Annual CNSV Dinner Meeting: Success Through Adversity - A CEO's Story of Entrepreneurship - entrepreneur's journey, what makes an entrepreneur thrive, humanistic leadership, the essence of human happiness, and how these attributes guide an entrepreneur to be a leader ... (Turmeric Restaurant, Sunnyvale, 6:00 pm)

SCV-YP - 6/4 | Hike at Los Trancos with IEEE Young Professionals Chapter - Join us for a beautiful day and an easy 15 miles hike at the Los Trancos Open Space Preserve. Everyone is welcome! We plan on starting with the San Andreas Fault trail loop and the Franciscan Loop trail. More might be added depending on the feeling of the group. Find parking in the parking lot on Page Mill Rd. Parking and entrance to preserve is free. There are no bathrooms available. Please dress appropriately, layers, sunscreen, hat, and sturdy shoes. For any questions please contact Wenbo: .... (Los Trancos Open Space Preserve, 10:30 am)

OEB-SPS-Lawrence Livermore Labs 6/6| Computational Light Field Imaging and Display - computational near-eye light field displays and light field imaging at the diffraction limit ... (CASIS, Livermore, 12:00 noon)

SCV-PHOT 6/7 | Computer Vision in the Study of Art: New Rigorous Approaches to the Study of Paintings and Drawings - New rigorous computer algorithms have been used to shed light on a number of recent controversies in the study of art, computer vision, pattern recognition and image analysis will include works by Jackson Pollock, Vincent van Gogh, Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling, Lorenzo Lotto, You may never see paintings the same way again. ... (Dolby, Sunnyvale, 5:30 pm)

SCV-IT-SPS-ComSoc 6/9 | Noncoherent communications in large antenna arrays - do not use any instantaneous channel state information, same scaling behavior of achievable rates as coherent schemes, Analog signal processing architectures ... (TI, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm)

SCV-PES/IAS 6/9 | China's Energy Future: How Clean, How Fast? - China's energy system is changing rapidly on many fronts, reach peak CO2 emissions in China by 2030 - and why there is a good chance that this peak will arrive early ... (PARC, Palo Alto, 6:30 pm)

SFBA 6/10 | The Ampex Video Tape Recorder Milestone Ceremony will be held next to one of the original units that is on permanent display. The ceremony is open to all who would like to attend. The presentation will include talks representing IEEE, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and Ampex. Following the ceremony there will be a no-host social time at the lounge in the Stanford Park Hotel on El Camino Real. (Stanford University, Green Library, 1:00 pm)

SFBA-NANO - 6/13-15 | IEEENANOCON-2016: Inspiring the Next Generation - a three day workshop targeting young professionals and college students who will be given exposure to a wide range of nanotechnology topics... (TI, IBM, Stanford)

SCV-EDS - 6/14 | High Frequency Characterization of Transistors - extract Ft and Fmax from S-parameters, Smith Chart, Maximum Available Gain (MAG), Maximum Stable Gain (MSG) and Mason’s Unilateral Gain (U), Vector Network Analyzer, Calibration methods ... (TI, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm)

SF-PES /SCV-PV 6/15 | PG&E Energy Storage Testing and Pilot Projects - energy storage megawatt targets for CPUC jurisdictional load, required by 2024, lessons learned along the way ... (San Francisco, 11:45 am)

SCV-CSS-PES/IAS 6/15 | Peak Power Tracking for Solar Arrays - major components of such a system and their characteristics and functionality, Different PV loading and power conversion methods and a Perturb-and-Observe peak power tracking scheme ... (Qualcomm Building B, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm)

SCV-SPS-EMBS - 6/16 | Convolutional Neural Network Models of the First Stages in Biological Vision - convolutional neural networks (CNNs) are considerably more accurate at capturing retinal responses to held-out natural scenes stimuli than pre-existing published models ... (AMD Commons Building, Sunnyvale, 6:30 pm)

SFBA-NANO - 6/21 | Transforming Nanodevices to Nanosystems - demonstrating the largest nanosystem yet fabricated using beyond-silicon emerging nanotechnologies, with over 2 million carbon nanotube field-effect transistors ... (TI, Santa Clara, 11:30)

SCV-PES/IAS - 6/23 | FINsix: Developing the Most Compact Notebook Charger - Development of the compact FINsix power supply using advanced switching and compact magnetics ... (TI, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm)

SF-PES - 7/20 | Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing Systems - Operational & Security Technology for Critical Infrastructure - transformational sensing technology, Perimeter/Site Security, Transmission Line Monitoring, Pipeline Integrity ... (San Francisco, 11:45 am)

SCV-SSCS-CAS - 7/20-21 | Tutorial on Selected Topics in RF, Analog and Mixed Signal Circuits and Systems - Oscillator Phase Noise, Clock and Data Recovery in High-Speed Wireline Communication, PLLs, CMOS Digital RF transmitters, Equalization and A/D conversion for high-speed links, RF CMOS Power Amplifiers ... (TI, Santa Clara, 4:00 pm)

SF-PES - 7/20 | Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing Systems - Operational & Security Technology for Critical Infrastructure - transformational sensing technology, Perimeter/Site Security, Transmission Line Monitoring, Pipeline Integrity ... (San Francisco, 11:45 am)

SF-PES - 8/17 |Automated Demand Response with Internet of Things - An Assessment of Opportunities - compensates end-use (retail) customers for reducing their electricity use (load) during periods of high power prices or when the reliability of the grid is threatened, Intelligent sensors ... (San Francisco, 11:45 am)

SCV-PES-IAS-WIE - 9/21 | Implementing Advanced Technology in the US Electric Grid - US federal regulation of public utilities, including rate revision, challenge process, and the landmark orders, competitive markets in an open access environment ... (Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm)

Are bioprinting human body parts, medical robotics, driverless cars, and space robots of interest to you?
What's the next big thing?
* Medical robotics growth and innovation improves patient outcomes.
* Cancer treatments through automation are more precise than ever before.
* 3D bioprinting is emerging and offers potential for new organs.
* Autonomous systems advances from driverless cars to space robotics.

Attend exciting 1-day conference by SME Silicon Valley. Learn about cutting-edge technology from 20+ speakers. Career fair and mixer. Onsite 3D Printing, robotics, and laser equipment demonstrations. Design 2 Part free trade show. Co-sponsors: IEEE-SCV-CPMT, IEEE SFBA-RAS, and IEEE-SCV-CE
Transforming the Future - IoT, 3D Printing & Robotics Conference will be held Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara. Receive a $20 discount with promo code "IEEE2016".

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS Please see individual ads in the E-Grid for more information.

IEEE-ITherm May 31 - June 3, 2016, Las Vegas
The WITI Summit June 5-7,2016, San Jose, global gathering of tech-savvy women. Use code IEEE for $200 discount
Inaugural IEEE Tech Industry Summit June 6-7, Santa Clara, held in conjunction with ISIE2016
Industrial Electronics Society Student & Young Professionals (S-YP) Forum June 7-8, in conjunction with ISIE2016.
International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE2016) June 8-10, Santa Clara
SME Transforming the Future - IoT, 3D Printing & Robotics Conference, June 9, 2016, Santa Clara Convention Center
Sensors Expo & Conference, June 21-23, San Jose, McEnery Convention Center
Wearables Techcon, July 18-20, San Jose Convention Center
50th Anniversary of the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers November 6-9, Pacific Grove

UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley - Engineering Classes

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Linux Device Drivers, Advanced Starts Wednesday, June 22
SystemVerilog Assertions and Formal Verification Starts Wednesday, June 22
Practical DFT Concepts for ASICs: With Nanometer Test Enhancements Starts Wednesday, June 22
Introduction to Data Analysis Starts Thursday, June 23
Real-time Embedded Systems Programming, Introduction Starts Thursday, June 23
Advanced Verification with SystemVerilog OOP Testbench Starts Thursday, June 23
SystemVerilog for ASIC and FPGA Design Starts Friday, June 24
VMware vSphere: Configuration and Management [v6.0] Starts Tuesday, June 28
Practical Design with Xilinx FPGAs Starts Wednesday, June 29

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension - Engineering Classes
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Enhance your effectiveness and leadership skills in the workforce and in your life. Not just for women!
WITISummit 3 Days. 60 Speakers. Infinite Opportunities. WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT
WITI's 2016 Annual Summit is shaping up to be the biggest and boldest ever - brimming with insights, tools, techniques, and opportunities to advance you and your company to ever-greater levels of productivity and success. This Year's Topics Include:
Leverage Your Personal Brand to Achieve Your Goals * Internet Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection * Speak Like a Leader Bootcamp * Making LinkedIn Work for YOU * Green Is Good. For the Planet. For Your Wallet. * Take Charge of Your Own Success: A View from Insiders * The Power of Gender Partnership in Advancing Women in Business * Maximizing Your Workforce with Corporate Mentorship * Creating and Managing Powerful Teams * Wearable Technology: Innovations and Opportunities * Breakthroughs in Leadership: Here's How I Got to the Top * WITI Coaching Track
June 5-7, at the DoubleTree in San Jose. See

Volunteer Opportunity! Enhance STEM Education! STEM logo Teaching Opportunities for Partners in Science (TOPS) of the Santa Clara Valley is looking for scientists and engineers who are willing to partner with science teachers to enhance the science curriculums of grades K-8 in the Santa Clara Valley. It's a program that promotes in-depth relationships of a volunteer with a science teacher and his/her class on a weekly basis to amplify labs and class sessions with the scientists' real-world experience.
Here's a chance to make a real difference to students in aiming their education at a career in science or engineering. To find out more, go to

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Storage Visions January, Las Vegas
International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) February, San Francisco
Flexible & Printed Electronics Conference and Exhibition February, Monterey
REAL 2015 - Where the Sensor meets the Maker February, San Francisco
Int'l Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED) March, Santa Clara
Internet of Things (IoT) Summit March, Santa Clara
CIE/USA-SF EPMC Workshop March, San Jose
WearablesTechCon March, Santa Clara
Semi-Therm March, San Jose
IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Signal Integrity (SI) Symposium March, Santa Clara
IEEE One-Day Event: Rock Stars of 3D Printing March, San Jose
4th Annual IEEE Int'l Reliability Innovations Conference March, Sunnyvale
Optical Network & Communication Conference (OFC'15) March, Los Angeles
IEEE One-Day Event: Startup Rock Stars March, San Francisco
SNIA Data Storage Innovation Conference April, Santa Clara
GPU Technology Conference April, San Jose
IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon) April, Vancouver, Canada
Ethernet Technology Summit April, Santa Clara Convention Center
International Reliability Physics Symposium April, Monterey
DevelopOps April, Mountain View
CLEO: Laser Science to Photonics Applications May, San Jose Convention Center
FEWA Annual Conference May, San Francisco Bar Association Conference Center
Maker Faire May, San Mateo Event Center
The WITI Summit May, San Jose
IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS) May, San Francisco
IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference May, San Jose
IEEE-ITherm May - June
The WITI Summit June
Workshop on Civic Technology and Smart Cities, June, San Francisco
Inaugural IEEE Tech Industry Summit June, Santa Clara, held in conjunction with ISIE2016
International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE2016) June, Santa Clara
Industrial Electronics Society Student & Young Professionals (S-YP) Forum June, Santa Clara, held in conjunction with ISIE2016
Sensors Expo & Conference, June, San Jose, McEnery Convention Center
SME Transforming the Future - IoT, 3D Printing & Robotics Conference, June, Santa Clara Convention Center
Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: The Race is On! , June, Stanford University
In-Memory Computing Summit 2015 June, San Francisco
Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic MicroSystems (InterPACK), July, San Francisco
Robotics as a Business, July, San Mateo
Wearables Techcon, July, San Jose Convention Center
SusTech 2015 / 3rd IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability July-Aug, Ogden, Utah
Flash Memory Summit, August, Santa Clara Convention Center
Hot Chips 27-A Symposium on High-Performance Chips , August, Cupertino
Hot Interconnects 23: A Symposium on High Performance Interconnects August, Santa Clara
Interdrone September, Las Vegas, Nevada
RoboBusiness September, San Jose
Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems, October, Berkeley
IEEE SIIT 2015 (Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology), October, Sunnyvale
EPEPS , October, San Jose
Rock Stars of Cybersecurity October, San Jose
IEEE GHTC October, Seattle, WA
Podcar City Conference (PCC9), November, Mountain View, California
Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers November, Pacific Grove
Rock Stars of Tech Startups November, San Francisco
AnDevCon, December, Santa Clara
SDI Summit December, Santa Clara Convention Center
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