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Wednesday May 27, 2015
SCV Power and Energy (PES) and Industry Applications Societies (IAS)
Subject: The Making of SunEdison
- transformation from MEMC to today’s SunEdison, continued innovation to transform global energy markets ...
Speaker: Ahmad Chatila, CEO – SunEdison
Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm: Dinner & Networking; 7:30 – 9:30pm presentation
Cost: $30 MITCNC members; $45 non-members, $10 discount for IEEE PES/IAS members, please enter code: IEEE527
Location: PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/events/

Wednesday May 27, 2015
SCV Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES)
Subject: Safety and Safety Standards Applied to Electric Vehicle Charging
- safety and safety standards applied to Electric Vehicle charging and people directly interfacing with the vehicles, connectors, cables, etc. that comprise the electric vehicle infrastructure ...
Speaker: Gary Eldridge, Regulatory Compliance Manager, ChargePoint Inc.
Time: 6:30–7:00 pm: pizza dinner; 7-8 pm: presentation
Cost: Free
Location: SIEMIC, 779 Montague Expressway, Milpitas
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses/

Thursday, May 28th, 2015
SCV Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS)
Subject: The Return of Neuro-Inspired Computing - Why Now?
- Computational paradigms, interaction between neuroscience and information technology may lead to an exciting future ...
Speaker: Prof. Jan Rabaey, UC Berkley, founding director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center and the Ubiquitous Swarm Lab
Time: 6:00 - 6:30 pm, Technical Talk: 6.30 - 8.00 pm
Cost: Minimum donation requested $6.00. This donation goes to the SVEC Scholarship Fund.
Location: Jack Gifford Event Center at Maxim Integrated Headquarters, 160 Rio Robles Building "A", San Jose
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs/
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-return-of-neuro-inspired-computing-why-now-tickets-16477265946

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
Location: San Francisco State University, The Annex at 1 North State Drive, San Francisco
RSVP by May 22 https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/32963

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
Location: Keypoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave (just off Central Expressway), Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/sv-techhist/?page_id=318

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.
Location: AMD Commons Theater, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps/20150603Abstract.html

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
SCV Vehicular Technology Society (VTS)
Subject: How Deep Learning will Enable Self-Driving Cars
- algorithms for teaching machines to understand images, speech and video, "hierarchical representation" to get smarter ...
Speaker: Mike Houston, Distinguished Engineer, nVidia
Time: 6:30-7:00 pm: networking and refreshments, 7:00-8:00 pm: presentation, 8:00-8:15 pm: Q&A, 8:15-8:30 pm: networking
Cost: $3, 100% of proceeds go to benefit San Jose State University's Formula SAE racing team
Location: nVidia, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/vts/
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Silicon-Valley-Automotive-Open-Source/events/221918343/
Co-Sponsored with Silicon Valley Automotive Open Source, IEEE-VTS, and nVidia

Thursday, June 4th, 2015
Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS)
Subject: LinkedIn and the Technical Manager
- powerful tool, professional career, attract potential employees ...
Speaker: Sandra A. Clark, Silicon Valley LinkedIn (www.LinkedInmentoring.com)
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration & Informal Networking, 6:30 pm: Management Forum / Guided Networking, 7:00 pm: Dinner, 7:30 to 9 pm: After Dinner Presentation
Cost: $10
Location: AMD Commons Building, AMD Campus, Sunnyvale, Intersection of Stewart Drive & Santa Trinita Ave Santa Clara
Event Details: http://www.ieee-scv-tmc.org/

Thursday, June 4th, 2015
SCV Photonics Society
Subject: Foundations of Super-Resolution Microscopy - talk by Dr. W. Moerner, 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
- super-resolution microscopy beyond the diffraction limit with single molecules, and tracking of single molecules in cells continues to yield surprises ...
Speaker: Prof. William E. Moerner, 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Time: 6:00pm: Networking/Light Dinner; 7:00pm: Presentation; 8:30pm: Adjourn
Cost: $10 + $1.54 registration fee
Location: Auditorium, Intel, Building SC-12, 3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos/

Thursday, June 4th, 2015
SCV Reliability Chapter
Subject: Adhesion and Thermo-mechanical Reliability for Emerging Device, Energy and Bio-Technologies
-Debonding and cohesive fracture are major challenges, characterizing thin-film thermomechanical properties, emerging device technologies, integrating new multi-functional hybrid films, underlying molecular structure ...
Speaker: Prof. Reinhold H. Dauskardt, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Time: 6:00pm: Check-in, food & drinks; 6:30 to 7:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Qualcomm Inc, 3165 Kifer Rd, Santa Clara, in the cafeteria in B building
Event Registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/adhesion-and-thermomechanical-reliability-tickets-17148140550
Food sponsored by ICE Labs, ISO 9001 & 17025 Reliability Test Lab, www.rel-test.com

Monday, June 8th, 2015
SCV Electron Devices Society (EDS)
Subject: Recent Progress in Physics and Technology of Oxide Based Resistive Switching Memory
- "resistance change" phenomena, future potential of nonvolatile resistive switching...
Speaker: Dr. Yoshio Nishi, Stanford University
Time: 6 pm pizza, 6:15 seminar
Cost: Free
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-eds/

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
SCV Computer Society of Silicon Valley (CS)
Subject: Assembling Data and Predictive Analytics to Hiring and Team Assembly
- Big Data Analytics, Management, Human Resources ...
Speaker: Michael Rosenbaum, CEO Pegged Software
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Cadence, Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
Event Details: http://computer.ieeesiliconvalley.org/

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
Location: Anritsu Company, Sierra-Pacific Room Training Center, 490 Jarvis Drive, Morgan Hill
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2015
Registration Contacts: Juerg.Ruefenacht@metas.ch or Michael.Wollensack@metas.ch
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ims/index.html

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
SCV PhotoVoltaic Chapter (PV)
Subject: Will solar combined with storage hasten "grid defection?"
- solar-generated power, forego a grid connection and cut the cord to the utility ...
Speaker: Eric Wesoff, industry analyst, writer, consultant, speaker, expert witness in the renewable energy field
Time: 6:30 pm: check in and networking 7:00 - 8:30 pm: presentation
Cost: Free, sponsorship of refreshements welcome
Venue: Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), G.E. Pake Auditorium, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pv/index.html

Thursday June 11, 2015
SCV Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV)
Subject: Annual CNSV Dinner Meeting: The Fairchild Patent Notebooks - Curating the Founding Documents of Silicon Valley
- Fairchild Patent Notebook highlights, incl. Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, a unique insight into the work and life of each author...
Speaker: David A. Laws, Computer History Museum
Time: No-host bar at 6 pm, dinner at 7 pm and the program at approx. 7:45 pm to 9 pm
Cost: $30 for an Indian buffet with wine
Location: Turmeric Restaurant, 141 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale
Event Details: https://californiaconsultants.org/event/the-fairchild-patent-notebooks/

Friday June 12, 2015
SCV Power & Engergy Society (PES) and Industry Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: Tour of Stanford Central Energy Facility
- new Central Energy Facility replaces the Cardinal Co-gen Plant on Stanford University campus ...
Time: 1:30 pm arrival to allow time to pay for parking and check in, tour from 2 to 4 pm; no late arrivals
Cost: Free for IEEE members. IEEE Membership, ID, and appropriate PPE are required for the tour, no walk-ins for this tour
Location: Stanford University, 506 Oak Road, Stanford. The tour will start at the main entrance which is located on Fremont Road.
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/events/
RSVP: Pre-registration required http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/events/

Monday, June 15, 2015
OEB Magnetics Society
Subject: Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy: from ultralow power spintronics to cancer therapy
- Thin magnetic films which exhibit a magnetization easy axis, real and potential applications of PMA materials: ultralow power STT-MRAM memory devices for green computing, 3-dimensional magnetic logic structures and a novel cancer therapy ...
Speaker: Prof. Russell Cowburn, University of Cambridge, UK and IEEE Magnetics Society DL 2015
Time: 2 pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Berkeley
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag/
RSVP: to peter.fischer@ieee.org by June 13th.

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
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/sfbanano/

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
SCV Engineering in Medical and Biology Society (EMBS)
Subject: The GutCheck - an "EKG for the gut"
- Up to 20% of the population suffers.., "functional" disorders, electrical signals from the smooth muscles, understanding of GI disorders and enable improved therapies...
Speaker: Steve Axelrod, CEO, G-Tech Medical
Time: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Cost: Free
Location: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs/pages/upcoming.html

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
Location: California Public Utilities Commission (Event not sponsored by the CPUC), Golden Gate Room, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Event Details: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/14c6ccda5a2c3a7d?projector=1
RSVP: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/33671

Wednesday June 17, 2015
SCV Power and Energy (PES) and Industry Applications Societies (IAS); Co-sponsored by OEB IAS, OEB PES, and SF PES
Subject: Large-Scale Microgrids: Design and Deployment
- design and deployment of large Microgrids, future of the electric grid reliability, importance of integrating ...
Speaker: Don Dumich of IEEE; S&C Electric Company, Chicago, IL
Time: Dinner & Networking: 6:00 pm; Presentation, 7:00
Cost: Registration through 03/23/2015: $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, 408-988-8411
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/events/
RSVP: Registration required http://www.eventbrite.com/e/large-scale-microgrids-design-and-deployment-tickets-10692843583

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.
Location: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Call 925-933-9091 if you need directions.
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/34180
RSVP: by June 15 by contacting Michael Nakamura via email: michael@mkireps.com or telephone: (925) 330-6595

Thursday June 18, 2015
SCV Women in Engineering (WIE)
Subject: IoT Data over Transport Networks Connecting NFV Cloud
- Transporting data from various IoT devices running wireless and cellular technologies require fixed and Mobile transport networks to the Cloud ...
Speaker: Samita Chakrabarti , System Architect, IP Technology Division, Ericsson Inc.
Time: 6 pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Ericsson Cafe, 200 Holger Way, San Jose
Event Details: http://ieee-wie-scv.org/
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iot-data-over-transport-networks-connecting-nfv-cloud-tickets-16932655027

Thursday, June 18, 2015
SCV Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS)
Subject: Monolithic Phased Arrays: Radio Frequency to Optical
- commercial products including automotive radars, high speed wireless transceivers, projection, imaging, communications, and ranging ...
Speaker: Hossein Hashemi, Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California
Time: 6:00 - 6:30 pm, Technical Talk: 6.30 - 8.00 pm
Cost: Minimum donation requested $6.00. This donation goes to the SVEC Scholarship Fund.
Location: Jack Gifford Event Center at Maxim Integrated Headquarters, 160 Rio Robles Building "A", San Jose
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs/
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monolithic-phased-arrays-radio-frequency-to-optical-tickets-16369395302

Thursday, June 25, 2015
SCV Antennas and Propagation Society (APS)
Subject: Two Novel Approaches to Antenna Pattern Synthesis
- matrix-based method, set of element currents for a chosen array geometry, pole-residue model for an array whose element locations (the poles) and currents (the residues) are developed from samples of the specified pattern ...
Speaker: Edmund Miller, an IEEE APS Distinguished Lecturer
Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm, Food and beverages will be provided
Cost: Free
Location: Electronic Cooling Solutions (ECS), 2915 Copper Road, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-aps/upcoming-events/
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/june-meeting-of-the-santa-clara-valley-antennas-and-propagation-society-tickets-17107331489

Thursday, July 16, 2015
OEB IAS
Subject: An Electrical Reliability Metric for Preventive Maintenance: Mean Time between Failure plus Finds
- finds are leading indicators to equipment failures, measures PM effectiveness, optimizes PM intervals....
Speaker: Mr. Robert Soileau, I&E Department Manager, Valero Energy Corporations Refinery, Benicia
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
Location: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Call 925-933-9091 if you need directions
RSVP: michael@mkireps.com or telephone: (925) 330-6595 Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/34729


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