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Thursday, April 23 - 26, 2015
IEEE Women in Engineering
Subject: IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference
-Lead Beyond: Accelerating Innovative Women Who Change the World...
Cost: $250 to $595
Place: Marriott Downtown San Jose

Friday, April 24 - Sunday April 26, 2015
IEEE East Bay student branch and CSU East Bay
Subject: Startup Weekend East Bay
--innovation, entrepreneurship and design, build a startup in 54 hours! No talk, all action! ...
Time: 5 pm Friday through Sunday
Cost: $99 business, $25 student
Discount: Promo code PROFESSIONAL15 allows 50% off of professional tickets.
Place: CSU East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward

Tuesday, April 28th 2015
Silicon Valley History and Magnetics Society Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Subject: How Did Hard Disk Drive Track Widths Get That Small?
- how hard disk drive track widths have been reduced over over the last 50 years ...
Panel Moderator: IEEE Region 6 Director Tom Coughlin
Panel: Chris Bajorek, formerly at IBM and Komag, Dick Oswald, long time consultant, Ed Grochowski, formerly at IBM, Bruce Gurney, formerly at IBM and HGST Time: 6:30 - 9 pm
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
Consumer Electronics Society (CE)
Subject: Sports Science Leveraging Wearable Tech, IoT and Data Analytics
- HPC as a Service, agility, speeding up product design cycles, superior quality, discovery, ...
Speaker: CK Lam, Founder & CEO of Palo Alto Scientific, Inc.
Time: 6:30 pm - pizza & drinks; talk from 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: IEEE CES members and IEEE Student members - free; IEEE members - $5; non-members - $10
Place: NVIDIA, Marco Polo Room, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara

Tuesday, April 28th 2015
SF Industry Application Society (IAS)
Subject: Latest Trends in UPS Technology
- data centers, distributed bypass, transformer versus transformer-less UPS, efficiency, UPS grounding, and modular UPS construction ...
Speaker: Harry Handlin, GE Time: 5:30 pm - Arrival/relax time; 6:00 pm - Presentation; 7:00 pm - Dinner
Cost: Student Members: $10 at the door; discounted cost for first 5 reserved IEEE Student Members
Place: Sinbad's Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
SCV Computer Society (CS)
Subject: Power of Cloud for Technical Applications
- HPC as a Service, agility, speeding up product design cycles, superior quality, discovery, Cloud, HPC, Big Data...
Speaker: Burak Yenier, Co-founder and CEO, TheUberCloud
Time: 6:30 pm - networking/refreshments, 7:00 pm presentation
Cost: free
Place: Cadence / Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
Professional Activities Committee for Engineers (PACE) and CAS
Subject: Realizing the next growth wave for semiconductors – A new approach to enable innovative startups
- new early-stage startup incubator, connecting the interests, key financial and innovation trends of the semiconductor industry...
Speaker: Daniel Armbrust, CEO and co-founder, Silicon Catalyst
Time: 7:00-7:30pm Networking & Refreshments, 7:30-8:30pm Talk, Q&A
Cost: $3 suggested donation
Place: Qualcomm, Inc., 3165 Kifer Road, Bldg. B (Cafeteria), Santa Clara

Thursday April 30, 2015
Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS)
Subject: Scaling Analog Circuits: Why and How?
- critical interfaces to connect the digital cores of SoCs, reducing supply voltages, design paradigms..
Speaker: Prof. Peter R. Kinget, Columbia University
Time: Networking and Refreshments: 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Technical Talk/Q&A: 6.30 PM - 8.00 PM
Cost: $6 donation requested
Place: Jack Gifford Event Center at Maxim Integrated Headquarters, Building A, 160 Rio Robles, San Jose

Thursday May 7, 2015
Signal Processing Society (SPS)
Subject: Scale-space processing for Light Field Cameras
- Light field scale-and-depth (Lisad) spaces, scale-space analysis, scale of objects...
Speaker: Dr. Ivana Tosic, Ricoh Innovations Corp.
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: Free
Place: AMD Commons Building, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale

Thursday May 7, 2015
Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS)
Subject: How to Hire the "A Team"
- define the A team, why you are an unemployed A team member, how to pick out the A team on a non A team looking resume...
Speaker: Abby Kohut,"Absolutely Abby", President, Staffing Symphony, LLC
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: Early bird – IEEE member: $11.00; Early bird – Non-member: $14.00; Early bird deadline: 12:00AM 05/06/2015 (PDT); Standard – IEEE member: $14.00; Standard – Non-member: $17.00
Place: AMD Commons Building, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale

Thursday, May 7, 2015
SCV Reliability Society, Co-organized by ASQ Santa Clara Valley
Subject: Making Use of Reliability Statistics
-Variability causes failures, statistics is the language of variability, find the resources to learn the statistical tools necessary to be successful..
Speaker: Fred Schenkelberg, FMS Reliability
Time: Check in and food at 6:00PM - 6:30 PM. Presentation from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cost: Free
Place: Qualcomm Inc., 3165 Kifer Rd, Santa Clara, CA, 95051 (Meeting will be in the cafeteria)
RSVP: Food sponsored by I.C.E. Labs, ISO 9001 & 17025 Reliability Test Lab,

Monday May 11, 2015
Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley
Subject: The USPTO and Silicon Valley: Opportunities for Engineers and Inventors
- impact of the new Menlo Park Satellite Office (soon to move to San Jose), and the impact of the PTAB..
Speaker: Prof. Peter R. Kinget, Columbia University
Time: 7 pm
Cost: Free
Place: Hewlett-Packard Co., 3000 Hanover Auditorium, 3000 Hanover St., Palo Alto

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
EMC and APS (Antenna and Propagation Society)
Subject: Introduction to Antenna Calibration Methods: An overview of new antenna developments, related standards, calibration and what you need to know for efficient and compliant EMC testing
-antenna calibration, measuring instrument, reference standard, traceability and measurement uncertainty...
Speaker: Doug Kramer, ETS-Lindgren
Time: 5:30 pm: Networking/light dinner, 6:30pm: Presentation, 7:45pm: Adjourn
Cost: Water and soft drinks are free. Light dinner is available for a small fee.
Place: SIEMIC test lab, 775 Montague Expy, Milpitas

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Joint IEEE /OEB/Signal Processing Society and CASIS LLNL workshop
Subject: Signal and Image Sciences Workshop
- Learning Tools for Big Data Analytics...
Keynote Speaker: Georgios Giannakis, University of Minnesota
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Cost: Free
Place: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, HPC Innovation Center (HPCIC), Greenville Road, Livermore

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
SCV PhotoVoltaic Society
Subject: Long-Duration Energy Storage and PV: Renewable Energy's BFFs
- Lcritical parameters for configuring a PV and storage project to maximize value and returns, availability of long-duration storage systems...
Speaker: Craig Horne, board member of the Energy Storage Association (ESA)
Time: 6:30 pm networking, 7 pm to 8:30 pm talk
Cost: Free
Place: Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), G.E. Pake Auditorium, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto

Thursday, May 14, 2015
San Francisco Computer Society
Subject: Why you should pay attention to Go (golang)
- unreliable VMs, talk to multiple databases, queues, caches, APIs; Go Language to solve problems...
Speaker: Aaron Schlesinger, Senior Backend Engineer,
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Cost: Free
Place: Spunk,250 Brannan Street, San Francisco

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
OEB PES and ISA NorCal
Subject: Elect/I&C Design and Construction of a 750 foot-deep Slanted Well
- Test wells to monitor and test water quality factors, Electrical and Instrumentation/Control aspects of the project...
Speaker: Diep Nguyen, P.E., DTN Engineers Inc.
Time: 5:30pm: Social, 6:15pm: Presentation, 7:15pm: Dinner, 8:00pm Continued Presentation, 9:00pm latest: Adjourn
Cost: $25 Members, $15 for Students and Retired Members, $30 for non-members, Please pay at door
Place: Buttercup Grill and Bar, 229 Broadway @ 3rd, Oakland
RSVP By May 14th To: vTools Meeting or Marvin R. Hamon, PE, 1(510) 747-8558, Web:

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Nanotechnology Council
Subject: 11th Annual Full Day Symposium - The Promise and Progress of NanoPhotonics
- Quantum Dots and Photonic Crystals, Nanoscale optical electronics and sensors, Nanoscale Silicon Photonics,  Nanoplasmonics, Photonic Metamaterials ...
Panel: Dr. Mario Paniccia Director, Intel Fellow & CTO, Silicon Photonics Solutions Group, Intel Corporation; Dr. Mark Brongersma, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford; Dr. Marco Fiorentino, Researcher in the System Research Lab, HP Labs; Dr. Francois Leonard, Researcher, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore; Dr. Zhiyong Li Principal Scientist, Foundational Technology Lab at HP Labs; Dr. Charles Santori, Researcher, HP Labs; Dr. Alexander Weber-Bargioni, Staff Scientist, Molecular Foundry Material Science Division LBNL; Dr. Ahmet Ali Yanik, Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Cost: Fees: $20 Students with ID; $30 Life Member/Between employment; $40 Member; $50 Non -member. Add $10 if you choose at-door registration.
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: On-line registration by May 16:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
SCV Engineering in Medical and Biology Society (EMBS)
Subject: Voice of the Body - Samsung's Simband and SAMI
- physiological sensors all on your wrist, cloud-based data platform for collecting data, open source hardware and software ...
Speaker: Matthew C. Wiggins, Ph.D., Simband Algorithm Team
Time: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Cost: Free
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Subject: Lessons Learned From Power System Failures - Electrical Failure Investigations
- electrical power system failures, Lessons learned, improve system reliability....
Speaker: Mr. Ashley Harkness Jr., Technical Services Manager, Emerson Electrical Reliability Services
Time: No-host social at 5:30 pm; Presentation at 6:15pm; Dinner at 7:15 pm; Presentation continues at 8:00 pm; Adjourn by 9:00 pm.
Cost: The cost of dinner is $25 for IEEE members, $15 for student and retired members, $30 for non-members
Place: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Call 925-933-9091 if you need directions
RSVP: or telephone: (925) 330-6595 Web:

Friday, May 29 2015
Power and Energy Society (PES), SFSU, SF-IAS
Subject: Measurement, Safety, and Protection Workshop, "Knowledge is power. Protect your important assets!"
- Motor and Transformer Protection, Arc Flash Hazard Mitigation using Bus Protection Schemes, and Micro- synchrophasors ...
Speakers: Ali Kazemi, PE, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories; Alex McEachern, President, Power Standards Lab; Professor Alexandra von Meier, Co-Director, CIEE’s Electrical Grid; Wayne Hartmann, Beckwith Electric Company
Time: 8 am to 5 pm
Cost: EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION BY MAY 18 - Only $100 for IEEE Members; $150 for non-members; $25 for students/IEEE Life Members; Registration Cost After May 18th - IEEE Members $120; Non-Members $180; Students $30
Place: San Francisco State University, The Annex at 1 North State Drive, San Francisco
RSVP by May 22

Monday, June 1st, 2015
Silicon Valley History
Subject: EDA's pivotal role in development of fabless semiconductor industry
- How EDA helped transform the semiconductor industry into the fabless semiconductor mode ...
PAnelist: Suhas Patil, Cirrus Logic; Aart de Geus, Synopsys; Doug Faribairn, VLSI Technology
Time: 6pm-6:30pm: Networking and light dinner/non-alcoholic drinks ($5 donation requested), 6:30 to 8:30 panel discussion, Q and A, and wrap up
Cost: $5 Donation accepted for food
Place: Keypoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave (just off Central Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: http://

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
SCV Signal Processing Society (SPS)
Subject: Computational Imaging: From Photons to Photos
- Computational imaging, changing the rules of image capture, clever algorithms, dedicated hardware architectures...
Speaker: Dr. Peyman Milanfar, Google Research
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: Free. Donation accepted for food.
Place: AMD Commons Theater, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale

Tuesday - Thursday, June 9 through 11, 2015
SCV Instrument and Measurement Society (IMS)
Subject: VNA Tools-Uncertainty Calculator Workshop
- Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs), metrological traceability, error correction algorithms, ISO-GUM ...
Time: 8 am to 5 pm
Cost: $3,900; Special rate for IEEE members: $3,500
Place: Anritsu Company, Sierra-Pacific Room Training Center, 490 Jarvis Drive, Morgan Hill
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Registration Contacts: or

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Nanotechnology Council
Subject: An introduction to the 3D Subnanometer Compositionally Sensitive Technique of Atom Probe Tomography
- Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP), semiconductor applications, advantages for yield and data quality...
Speaker: Mr. Robert Ulfig, LEAP Product Manager, Cameca SAS
Time: Networking, Pizza & drinks and talk, 12:00 noon to 1 pm
Cost: Free
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara

Wednesday June 17, 2015
SF Power and Energy Society (PES)
Subject: Community Microgrids
- achieves higher penetrations of renewable energy with greater reliability and resilience...
Speaker: Greg Thomson, Director of Programs, Clean Coalition
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Cost: $5- IEEE members, IEEE Life Members, and Students, $10 - Non IEEE members, paid at the door. Lunch will be provided, including vegetarian
Place: California Public Utilities Commission (Event not sponsored by the CPUC), Golden Gate Room, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

Thursday June 18, 2015
Oakland East Bay Industry Applications Society, Santa Clara Valley Power and Energy Society and Industry Applications Society, and San Francisco Power and Energy Society.
Subject: Large-Scale Microgrids Design and Deployment
- design and deployment of large Microgrids, future of the electric grid reliability, integration...
Speaker: Don Dumich, Commercial & Industrial Application Director for S&C Electric Company, Chicago, IL
Time: No-host social at 5:30 pm; Presentation at 6:15pm; Dinner at 7:15 pm; Presentation continues at 8:00 pm; Adjourn by 9:00 pm.
Cost: The cost of dinner is $25 for IEEE members, $15 for student and retired members; $30 for non-members.
Place: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Call 925-933-9091 if you need directions.
RSVP: by June 15 by contacting Michael Nakamura via email: or telephone: (925) 330-6595

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