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Thursday, May 5, 2016
SCV-SF-OEB Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS)
TEMS Subject: Agile Trends: Create a Self-Learning Organization
Speaker: Anup Deshpande, Sr. Director, Program and Portfolio Management, Visa, Inc.
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration & Informal Networking; 6:30 pm: Management Forum / Guided Networking; 7:00 pm: Dinner; 7:30 pm: After Dinner Presentation; 9:00 pm: Adjourn
Cost: IEEE TEMS Society Member (Early Bird): $10; IEEE Member (Early Bird): $12; Non-Member/General Public (Early Bird): $15; IEEE Student Member (Early Bird): $3; RSVP, Pay At The Door: $20 Normal or $7 IEEE Student Member
Location: AMD Commons, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale
Event Details: http://www.ieee-scv-tmc.org/

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
SCV Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT) and Circuits and Assembly (CAS)
Subject: Package Requirements for High-Speed Systems
- key electrical characteristics: signal loss, signal crosstalk, return loss, mode conversion, power integrity and other important factors affecting the bandwidth of high-speed systems...
Speaker: Wendem T. Beyene, Technical Director, Rambus Inc.
Time: 11:30 am: Networking, sandwiches & drinks; 12:00 noon to 1 pm: Presentation
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, students, and unemployed; $10 for non-IEEE members
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details and Registration: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/
We welcome those looking for employment to come to our meetings and bring copies of your resume with you. We will have a table set up for you to sit and network with others.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
SCV Consultant's Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV)
Subject: USB Type-C: One Plug to Rule Them All?
- not all USB Type-C sockets are created equal, asymmetric functionality on the multiple Type-C sockets, mechanical, electrical and protocol specifications used to control ...
Speaker: Ken Shoemaker, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: NVIDIA Corp., 2770 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara, Bldg. E (use south lobby entrance), Marco Polo Conference Room
Event Details: https://californiaconsultants.org/event/usb-type-c-one-plug-to-rule-them-all/

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
SCV Instrumentation and Measurement Society (IMS) and Signal Processing Society (SPS)
Subject: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence at the SETI Institute
- evolution of life in the universe, radio SETI, human-generated signals that trigger false positives in our SETI detectors, direction-of-arrival estimation, technological signals with arbitrary waveforms ...
Speaker: Gerry Harp, SETI Institute
Time: 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Check in, networking, and Refreshments; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Presentation; 7:30 pm to 7:45 pm: Q&A
Cost: Free
Location: Geometrics Meeting Room, 2190 Fortune Dr., San Jose
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/39267

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
SCV Computer Society
Subject: How 'Cognitive Computing' is Changing Data Science for the Better
- how should industries harness AI to extract business insight from data?, machine learning can be democratized, augmenting human understanding and knowledge with early-stage AI ...
Speaker: Michael Ludden, IBM Watson
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking/refreshments; 7:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Cadence/Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
Event Details: http://computer.ieeesiliconvalley.org/

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
Subject: Understanding Maxwell's Equation - EMC Made Simple
- what "Maxwell tell us", locate the problem area quickly and at low cost, a unique way of understanding field propagation, easily converted into five simple algebraic equations...
Speaker: Mark Montrose, Montrose Compliance Services
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm: Light Dinner; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: 7Layers, 1293 Anvilwood Ave., Sunnyvale
Event Details and Registration: http://www.scvemc.org/

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
SCV PhotoVoltaic Chapter (PV)
Subject: Trends in the Solar PV Market
- ...
Speaker: Paula Mints, SPV Market Research
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking, Sponsorship to refreshments of nutritional value is welcome!; 7:00 pm: Presentation; 8:30 Adjourn
Cost: Free
Location: Pake Auditorium at PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pv/

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
SCV Communication Society (ComSoc)
Subject: 5G and Future Wireless Internet: Challenges and Emerging Technologies
- data and signaling from mobile devices are expected to grow exponentially, networks are being transformed with software defined networking as well as network function virtualization and cloudification...
Speaker: H. Anthony Chan, Ph.D., Huawei Technologies
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Networking and Refreshments; 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Presentation; 8:00 to 8:30 pm: Panel Session; 8:30 to 8:45 pm: Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment
Cost: Free
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details and Registration: http://www.comsocscv.org/

Thursday, May 12, 2016
SCV Signal Processing Society (SPS)
Subject: Neural Interfaces and How They Use Signal Processing
- A neural interface is an engineered system that interacts with nerves to study, repair, or enhance the function of the nervous system, advanced neural interface applications and highlighting signal processing challenges at the heart of emerging therapeutic technologies ... Speaker: Dr. Sarah Felix, Independent Consultant
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking and Light Dinner; 7:00 pm: Announcements; 7:05 pm: Presentation; 8:15 pm: Adjourn
Cost: Free; Donations accepted for food
Location: AMD Commons, C-6/7/8, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps/20160512Abstract.html

Thursday, May 12, 2016
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S)
Subject: Compact and behavioral nonlinear transistor modeling from large-signal measurements: Modern approaches based on NVNA measurements, X-parameters, and artificial neural networks
- geometrical and frequency scaling for behavioral transistor models, features previously the exclusive domain of compact models, deeper connection among them ... Speaker: Dr. David E. Root, FIEEE, Keysight Fellow, Keysight Technologies, Inc.
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking and Light Dinner; 7:00 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm: Adjourn
Cost: Free
Location: National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://mtt-scv.org/

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
SCV Computer Society (CS)
Subject: New Frontiers in Computing 2016; Cognitive Computing: to the Singularity and Beyond
- rapidly changing field of Cognitive Computing; where we are now with artificial intelligence and robotics, and what our future with the machines is going to look like...
Keynotes: Dr. Jeffrey J. Welser, Vice President & Lab Director, IBM Research Almaden; Prof. Noah Goodman, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
Time: 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Cost: Includes dinner. Early Bird Non-Member: $50; Early Bird Member (IEEE/NATEA): $40; Early Bird Student: $25; Non-Member: $60; Member: $50; Student: $30
Location: Stanford University
Event Details: http://computer.ieeesiliconvalley.org/
Conference Website: http://nfic-2016.ieeesiliconvalley.org/

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
SFBA Nanotechnology Council
Subject: Annual Full-Day Symposium - Nanotechnology in Biosystems, Medicine and Health
- Nanodiamonds for Neural Imaging, Cyborg Beetles, and More! A full day of presentations, student poster viewing, and networking opportunities...
Location: Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://nanomay.eventbrite.com

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
SF Power and Energy Society(PES)
Subject: Switching Issues and Solutions for Reactive and Capacitive VAR Compensation
- challenges and solutions for switching reactive and capacitive VAR compensation, control voltage, severe duty on the switching device, rapid rise of voltage that can cause re-ignitions...
Speaker: Joe Rostron, Senior VP of Technology Development, Southern States, LLC
Time: 5:00 pm: Networking; 6:00 pm: Dinner; 7:00 pm: Presentation; 9:00 pm: Adjourn
Cost: IEEE Members: $25; IEEE Non-Members: $30; Students and Life Members: $15; Volunteers: $10
Location: Jillian's at Metreon, 175 Fourth Street, San Francisco
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/35175
REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 11 AT 5 PM, AS THE RESTAURANT REQUIRES ONE WEEK ADVANCED NOTICE OF ATTENDEE COUNT. REGISTER NOW, AS WE WILL NOT ACCEPT WALK-INS!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
OEB Signal Processing Society (SPS) and Lawrence Livermore National Labs
Subject: CASIS 2016 20th Annual Signal and Image Sciences Workshop
- Signal Processing for Gravitational Wave Detection, signal and image sciences, Image & video processing, NDE & inverse problems, Radar & wireless communications, Radiation detection & isotope ID, Machine learning & pattern analysis ...
Keynote Speaker: Professor Tülay Adali, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, 7000 East Avenue, Livermore
Event Details: https://casis.llnl.gov/casis-2016/

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
SFBA MEMS and Sensors Chapter
Subject: The "new" Internet of Things
- look back at the promises we made in the past and whether they have come to pass, recent trends and some of the classic examples of success and failure, new business models for smart devices...
Speaker: Dr. Peter G. Hartwell, Senior Director of Advanced Technology, InvenSense
Time: 6:30 - 7:00 pm: Networking & Pizza; 7:00 - 8:00 pm: Invited Talk; 8:00 - 8:30 pm: ExCom Meeting & Election
Cost: $5 donation
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Registration: https://goo.gl/HDdPFcc
Sponsorship: Contact sfba-mems-officers@listserv.ieee.org for sponsorship opportunities

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
SCV Power and Energy Society (PES), SCV Industrial Applications Society (IAS), and SCV Power (PELS)
Subject: Advances in Data Center Power Supplies
- Douglas Arduini, Technical Leader, Cisco Systems, will discuss advances in Data Center Supplies ...
Speaker: Douglas Arduini, Technical Leader, Cisco Systems
Time: 6:00 pm: Dinner and Networking, 7:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: $8 members, $12 non members
Location: On Semiconductor, 3001 Stender Way, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/
RSVP: Registration required. https://pesiascisco.eventbrite.com/

Thursday, May 19, 2016
OEB Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: Motor Bus Transfer: Fundamentals and Application
- planned source switching and unplanned source failure, dynamics of motor deceleration, voltage change and phase angle change between the new source and the motor bus ...
Speakers: Wayne Hartmann, V.P., Protection and Smart Grid, Beckwith Electric Co., Inc.
Time: 5:30 pm: No-host social; 6:15 pm: Presentation; 7:15 pm: Dinner; 8:00 pm: Presentation continues; Adjourn by 9:00 pm
Cost: $25 for IEEE members, $15 for student and retired members, $30 for non-members
Location: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/38654

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
SCV Technology and Engineering Management (TEMS) Chapter
TEMS Subject: The Ten Commandments for Effective Software Technology Management
- executive buy-in, staffing, management, research, tools, women in tech ...
Speaker: Karen Bartleson, Sr. Director, Corporate Programs and Initiatives, Synopsys; Member, Digital Economy Board of Advisors, U.S. Department of Commerce (and IEEE President-Elect)
Time: 6:00 pm Networking; 6:30 pm Presentation
Cost: $5 for IEEE Members, $8 for Non-Members (before May 20th)
Location: Marriott Hotel, 301 S Market St, San Jose
Parking: free on-street after 6 PM; $5 flat fee in garages, lots.
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-tems

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
SF Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: Evolution of Medium Voltage Switchgear
- medium voltage switchgear construction, state-of-the-art in breaker design, Present and future trends in medium voltage switchgear equipment ...
Speaker: Kevin Henkes, P.E., Sr. Product Manager, GE Energy Connections/ Industrial Solutions
Time: 5:30 pm: Networking and registration; 6:00 pm: Presentation; 7:00 pm: Dinner
Cost: IEEE Members and Non-Members: $25.00; Student Members: $10 (at the door), discounted cost for first 5 reserved IEEE Student Members
Location: Delancey Street Restaurant, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
Event Details and Registration: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/38285

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
SCV Control Systems Society (CSS), Power and Energy Society (PES), and Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: Solar Tracking for Peak Power
- control mechanisms for optimizing power generated from large solar arrays ...
Speaker: Dr. Ping Hsu, Professor, San Jose State University
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Santa Clara, To Be Confirmed
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/
RSVP: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-css/

Thursday, June 2, 2016
SCV Consultant's Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV)
Subject: 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...
Speaker: Raymond D. "Ray" Zinn, Co-Founder, Micrel
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: $30
Location: Turmeric Restaurant, 141 S. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale
Event Details: https://californiaconsultants.org/event/annual-cnsv-dinner-meeting-success-through-adversity-a-ceos-story-of-entrepreneurship/

Thursday, June 9, 2016
SCV Information Theory Society (IT), Signal Processing Society (SPS), and Communications Society (ComSoc)
Subject: 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 ...
Speaker: Mainak Chowdhury, Wireless Systems Laboratory, Stanford University
Time: 6:00 pm: Networks and Refeshments; 6:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Texas Instrument Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/its/MtgSum/Meeting2016_06.html

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
SCV Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT)
Subject: Company Tour of Test-O-Pac Industries
- Details coming soon ...
Speaker: Sam Sohl
Time: 11:30 am: Networking, sandwiches & drinks; 12:00 noon: Presentation, then small group company tours
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, students, and unemployed; $10 for non-IEEE members
Location: Test-O-Pac Industries, 1188 Murphy Avenue, San Jose
Event Details and Registration: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
SF Power and Energy Society (PES) and SCV PhotoVoltaic (PV) Chapter
Subject: PG&E Energy Storage Testing and Pilot Projects
- energy storage megawatt targets for CPUC jurisdictional load, required by 2024, lessons learned along the way ...
Speaker: Jason Pretzlaf, Senior Engineer, PG&E
Time: 11:45 am: Networking and refreshments; 12:00 to 1:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: IEEE Members: $5 fee, Non Members: $10. Payments to be made in person (cash or check) at the event. Lunch includes vegetarian options.
Location: Golden Gate Room, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/37855

Thursday, June 16, 2016
SCV Signal Processing Society (SPS)
Subject: 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 ...
Speaker: Lane McIntosh, Neurosciences PhD Candidate, Stanford University
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking and Light Dinner; 7:00 pm: Announcements; 7:05 pm: Presentation; 8:15 pm: Adjourn
Cost: Free; Donations accepted for food
Location: AMD Commons, C-6/7/8, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps/20160609Abstract.html

Thursday, June 22, 2016
SCV Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES)
Subject: Understanding Radiation Safety of High-Intensity Light-Emitting Diodes
- LED radiation hazard rating, may not account for these new high-power LEDs, may exceed the levels of safety for both eye and skin...
Speaker: Erwin K. Lau, Exponent, Inc.
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: Free, Food will be provided
Location: Exponent, Inc., 149 Commonwealth Drive, Menlo Park
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-radiation-safety-of-high-intensity-light-emitting-diodes-tickets-24894997608

Thursday, July 20-21, 2016
SCV Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) and Circuits and Systems Society (CAS)
Subject: 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...
Speakers: Prof. Tom Lee, Dr. Nikola Nedovic, Dr. Bhupendra Ahuja, Dr. Osama Shana’a, Prof.Boris Murmann, Dr. Alireza Shirvani
Time: 4:00 pm: Refreshments and networking: Presentations: 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: $100 for both days, $70 for one day, 10% discount for IEEE members, TI attendees: $25 (both days); $15 (for any one of the day)
Location: Texas Instruments, Conference Center, Building E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/39641

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
SF Power and Energy Society (PES)
Subject: Regulatory Aspects of 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....
Speaker: Dr. Jessica Bian, IEEE PES Vice President
Time: 11:45 am to 1:00 pm: Lunch and Presentation
Cost: $5 for IEEE Members, $10 for Non-Members
Location: 505 Van Ness Avenue, Golden Gate Room, San Francisco
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/38192
The SF PES Chapter AdCom is mindful of our environment and food waste. As a courtesy, please email our Secretary, Elizabeth Waldren (waldrene@bv.com) no later than the day before the event if you absolutely need to cancel your reservation.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
SCV Power and Energy Society (PES), SCV Industrial Applications Society (IAS), and SCV Women in Engineering (WIE)
Subject: Regulatory Aspects of 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....
Speaker: Dr. Jessica Bian, IEEE PES Vice President
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Dinner: 7:00 to 9:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Registration through 09/21/2015: $30.00 for IEEE members, $40.00 non-members. Walk-Ins if space available: $35/$45 non-members
Location: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/regulatory-aspects-of-technology-in-the-us-electric-grid-tickets-21853563597



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FEWA Annual Conference May 20-21, San Francisco Bar Association Conference Center
Maker Faire May 20-22, San Mateo Event Center
IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS) May 22-27, San Francisco
2016 IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference May 23-24, San Jose
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

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