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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
SCV Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES)
Subject: Adaptive Power Supplies - Safety Discussion
- Safety and energy considerations for adaptave power supplies, particularly USB-C power sources ...
Speaker: Ted Eckert, Microsoft Inc.
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Networking and Food; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Location: Santa Clara
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses/

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
SCV Reliability Chapter
Subject: Tesla Model S Battery, Charger, and Drive-Unit Reliability
- nonparametric estimates of reliability, including bivariate, for our education, to dispel some reliability mythology ...
Speaker: Dr. Larry George, Reliability Statistician
Time: 6:00 pm: Introductions and Networking; 6:30 to 7:30 pm: Presentation; 7:30 to 8:00 pm: Question and Answer Session
Cost: Free
Location: Applied Materials, Bowers Cafe (aka Campus Cafe), 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: Please send an RSVP to Dr. John Flaig at least two days prior to the meeting if you plan to attend: johnflaig@yahoo.com, subject=Please Reserve My Seat for Taking practical steps towards Designing-for-Reliability
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/rl/index.html
Co-sponsored with The ASQ Silicon Valley Statistics and Reliability Discussion Group

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
SFBA Nanotechnology Council
Subject: Towards Lab-on-a-Chip for Milk Adulteration Detection
- enabling field-deployable testing for small-molecule adulterants using a nano structured surface enhanced Raman sensor (SERS)...
Speaker: Dr. Viktor Shkolnikov, HP Labs
Time: 11:30: Networking, Pizza & drinks; 12:00 noon to 1 pm: Seminar; Suggested $5 donation for lunch
Location: Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/towards-lab-on-a-chip-for-milk-adulteration-detection-tickets-26000972609

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
SCV Robotics and Automation Society (RAS)
Subject: Introduction to the Resource Prospector Mission (to the Moon)
- moon's polar regions, robotic investigations that advance in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) capabilities, launch as early as 2021 ...
Speaker: Daniel Andrews, Project Manager, Resource Prospector (RP), NASA
Time: 7:00 pm: Presentation
Location: SRI International, Building G (across the street from Menlo Park City Hall), Laurel St. and Mielke Dr. (This an intersection.), Menlo Park
Event Details: http://www.meetup.com/IEEE-Robotics-and-Automation-Society/events/231729119/

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
SF Power and Energy Society(PES)
Subject: Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing Systems - Operational & Security Technology for Critical Infrastructure
- transformational sensing technology, Perimeter/Site Security, Transmission Line Monitoring, Pipeline Integrity...
Speaker: Greg McElyea, Americas Business and Sales Manager, AP Sensing
Time: 11:45 pm: Networking and lunch; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Presentation
Lunch Cost: IEEE Members: $5; IEEE Non-Members: $10
Location: 505 Van Ness Avenue, Golden Gate Room, San Francisco
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/38029

Thursday, July 20, 2016
SCV Robotics and Automation Society (RAS)
Subject: Introduction to the Resource Prospector Mission (to the Moon)
- demonstrate extraction of oxygen, water, and other volatiles, as well measure mineralogical content such as silicon and light metals from lunar regolith....
Speaker: Daniel Andrews, Project Manager, Resource Prospector (RP) mission, NASA
Time: 7:00 pm: Presentation
Location: SRI International, Building G (across the street from Menlo Park City Hall), Laurel St. and Mielke Dr. (This an intersection.), Menlo Park
Event Details: http://www.meetup.com/IEEE-Robotics-and-Automation-Society/events/231729119/

Wednesday and 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

Thursday, July 28, 2016
SCV Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT)
Subject: Increased Power Density and Simplified Designs with 3-D SiP Module
- volumetric co-design methodology and packaging construction trade-offs, SiP eco-system, co-design, construction, materials and circuit topology...
Speaker: Jim Moss, Products Technology Manager, TI
Time: 11:30 am to 12:00 noon: Registration, lunch, and networking: 12:00 to 1:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: $5 for IEEE Members, students, and retired, $10 for non-members
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/

Thursday, July 28, 2016
SFBAC PELS
Subject: Harvesting and Saving Power, Money, and Improving EMI using High Frequency Digital Noise
- RF energy harvesting technology can utilize what is otherwise considered nuisance energy that has the added bonus of reducing emissions and other concerns associated with such emissions...
Speaker:
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Registration, networking, and dinner: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation and Q&A
Cost: $3 for IEEE members, $5 for non-members
Location: ON Semi, Santa Clara
Event Details: https://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels/index.html

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
SCV MEMS and Sensors Chapter
Subject: The Future of the Commodity MEMS Design and Manufacturing
- challenges of MEMS design automation, evolution of MEMS design tools, progress toward a design automation flow and PDKs for MEMS sensors based on a proven fabrication process, and challenges that remain to make MEMS PDKs a reality...
Speaker: Dr. Stephen R. Breit, VP Engineering, Coventor, Inc.
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Networking & Pizza; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Invited Talk
Cost: $5 Donation for food
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: https://goo.gl/jyxWWU

Thursday, August 11, 2016
SCV Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT)
Subject: Embedding and Miniaturization
- solutions for form-factor, reliability, thermal needs and efficiency improvements, embedded component production (ECP), solve and help with individual and very specific needs...
Speaker: Wolfram Zotter, Heading of the US Engineering Group, AT&S Americas LLC
Time: 11:30 am to 12:00 noon: Registration, lunch, and networking: 12:00 to 1:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: $5 for IEEE Members, students, and retired, $10 for non-members
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
SF Power and Energy Society(PES)
Subject: 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...
Speaker: Ramesh Hariharan, Founder, President, CEO, Compusharp Inc.
Time: 11:45 pm: Networking and lunch; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Presentation
Lunch Cost: IEEE Members: $5; IEEE Non-Members: $10
Location: 505 Van Ness Avenue, Golden Gate Room, San Francisco
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/38030

Thursday, August 18, 2016
OEB Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: Casino Chip Sorter Project - Devry's IEEE Student Branch Prize Winning Project Presentation
- small gambling venues, using a low cost Arduino microcontroller, which gives access to open source code repositories, one can further lower development costs, smaller form factors ...
Speaker: Jason White, Andrew Sunde, and Prof. Mostafa Mortezaie, IEEE Region 6 PACE Chair
Time: 5:30 pm: No-host social; 6:15 pm: Presentation; 7:15 pm: Dinner; 8:00 pm: Presentation continues; 8:30 pm: Adjourn
Cost: $25 for IEEE members, $15 for student and retired members, $30 for non-members
Location: Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Call 925-933- 9091 if you need directions.
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/40273

Thursday, August 25, 2016
SCV Signal Processing Society (SPS)
Subject: Learning Sparsifying Transforms for Signal, Image, and Video Processing
- sparsifying transform learning, learned from data, efficient computational algorithms, orders of magnitude speed improvements and better image quality ...
Speaker: Prof. Yoram Bresler (IEEE SPS Distinguished Lecturer), Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking/Light Dinner; 7:00 pm: Announcements; 7:05 pm: Presentation; 8:15 pm: Adjourn
Cost: Free, Donations accepted for food
Location: AMD Sunnyvale, 150 W San Carlos St, Sunnyvale
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps/20160825Abstract.html

Thursday, August 25, 2016
SCV Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT)
Subject: Company tour of Jabil Blue Sky
- cultivating and incubating new ideas from vision to digital prototype to global manufacturing, 3D Printing, Internet of Things, Embedded Sensors, Adhesives, Visual Materials, Precision Mechanics, Control Panel, UX Design, Printed Electronics ...
Host: Hien Ly, Jabil Blue Sky
Time: 11:30 am to 12:00 noon: Registration, lunch, and networking; 12:00 to 1:00 pm: Company Tour
Cost: $5 for IEEE Members, students, and retired, $10 for non-members
Location: Jabil Blue Sky, 6375 San Ignacio Ave., San Jose
Event Details: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/
Please sign up by August 11th

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
OEB Life Members Affinity Group (LMAG)
Subject: Safety Issues of Radio Frequency Exposure
- summarize recent epidemiological, human, animal and in vitro studies, make measurements of RF emitting devices, exposure and assessment standards, Current regulatory status in the world...
Speaker: Dr. Chung-Kwang Chou, Independent Consultant on EMF safety issues
Time: 11:00 am to 11:30: Registration and networking; 11:30: Lunch; 12:00 to 1:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: $10 includes buffet lunch
Location: Beeb's Sports Bar & Grill, 915 Clubhouse Drive, Livermore
Event Details: http://www.ieee4life.org/
Reservations are required no later than September 11, 2016, on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/safety-issues-of-radiofrequency-exposure-tickets-26023635394

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
SF Power and Energy Society (PES), SCV PES-IAS, OEB PES, Sacramento PES-IAS
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: 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....
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: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/2016/05/19/9212016-implementing-advanced-technology-in-the-us-electric-grid-dr-jessica-bian-ferc/

Thursday, September 22, 2016
SCV Signal Processing Society (SPS)
Subject: When Machine Learning Takes over Audio Signal Processing
- advantage of a machine learning perspective for attacking audio problems, traditional signal processing approaches can be reimagined...
Speaker: Prof. Paris Smaragdis (IEEE SPS Distinguished Lecturer), Computer Science/Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking/Light Dinner; 7:00 pm: Announcements; 7:05 pm: Presentation; 8:15 pm: Adjourn
Cost: Free, Donations accepted for food
Location: AMD Sunnyvale, 150 W San Carlos St, Sunnyvale
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps/20160922Abstract.html



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

Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA), June 27-28, Courtyard San Jose, Heritage Theature, Campbell, http://www.cvent.com/events/smpte-entertainment-technology-in-the-connected-age/event-summary-d15783cf72af499aa82346ad3be04397.aspx
Wearables Techcon, July 18-20, San Jose Convention Center, http://www.wearablestechcon.com/
Hot Chips 28-A Symposium on High-Performance Chips, August 21-23, Cupertino, http://www.hotchips.org
Hot Interconnects 23: A Symposium on High Performance Interconnects, August 24-25, Santa Clara, http://www.hoti.org/
50th Anniversary of the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers,November 6-9, Pacific Grove, http://www.asilomarssc.org

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES
UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley - Engineering Classes, http://www.ucsc-extension.edu/content/engineering-and-technology-2
Santa Clara University Engineering Department, https://www.scu.edu/engineering/



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