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Wednesday, May 25, 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

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
SCV California Consultants of Silicon Valley (CNSV) and History Society
Subject: Flash: How Silicon Valley Enabled the Mobile Computing Revolution
- origins of the mobile computing revolution, Bell Labs in New Jersey in the 1940s, transitions to the birth of Silicon Valley in 1956, Sputnik and the creation of the first Silicon Valley start-up, SanDisk founder Dr. Eli Harari...
Speaker: Dr. Eli Harari, SanDisk founder
Time: 6:30 pm: Potluck Dinner; 7:30 pm: Talk
Cost: Free
Location: Saratoga Foothill Club, 20399 Park Place, Saratoga
Event Details: https://californiaconsultants.org/event/flash-how-silicon-valley-enabled-the-mobile-computing-revolution/

Thursday, June 2, 2016
SCV Technology and Engineering Management (TEMS) Chapter
TEMS Subject: 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 ...
Speaker: Matt Schlegel, Principal, Enncorporation
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking; 6:30 pm: Management Forum and Guided Networking: 7:00 pm: Dinner: 7:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: $10 IEEE members, $13 non-members (through May 31), $3 more at door
Location: AMD Commons Building, Room 211, 150 W San Carlos St, Sunnyvale
Event Details: http://www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

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/

Saturday, June 4, 2016
SCV Young Professionals)
Subject: Hike at Los Trancos with IEEE Young Professionals Chapter
- Join us for a beautiful day and an easy 15 mile 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. There are no bathrooms available. Please dress appropriately, layers, sunscreen, hat, and sturdy shoes. ...
Questions: Please contact Wenbo: yinwenbo007@gmail.com
Time: 10:30 am
Cost: Free
Location: Los Trancos Open Space Preserve, http://www.openspace.org/preserves/los-trancos
The preserve's entrance is on Page Mill Road, 7 miles west of Highway 280 and 1.5 miles east of Skyline Boulevard.
RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/184Qcm2FPjwpeQ7cPTBHh9lqcB6KB-_jDHAOr63aOcZs/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link
Lunch to follow at Cafe Nur, 280 Main St, Los Altos

Monday, June 6, 2016
OEB Signal Processing Society (SPS) and Center for Advance Signal and Image Sciences (CASIS)
Subject: Computational Light Field Imaging and Display
- computational near-eye light field displays and light field imaging at the diffraction limit ...
Speaker: Professor Gordon Wetzstein, Stanford University
Time: 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC), 7000 East Avenue, Livermore
Event Details: https://casis.llnl.gov/

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
SCV Photonics Society
Subject: 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...
Speaker: Dr. David G. Stork, Rambus Fellow
Time: 5.30 to 6.30 pm: dinner: 6.30 to 8 pm: presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Dolby, 432 Lakeside Dr., Sunnyvale
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos/

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

Thursday, June 9, 2016
SCV Power and Energy Society (PES) and SCV Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: 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 ....
Speaker: Prof. Valerie Karplus, MIT
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Dinner and networking: 7:30 to 9:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: $45 General Admission. Enter Promotion Code IEEE609 to get $10 discount.
Location: Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/2016/05/24/chinas-energy-future-how-clean-how-fast/

Friday, June 10, 2016
SFBA
Subject: 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....
Time: 1:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Stanford University, Green Library
Questions? Contact David Norlander, david_norlander@yahoo.com

Monday through Wednesday, June 13-15, 2016
SFBA Nanotechnology Council and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
Subject: 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.....
Location: 6/13: Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara; 6/14-IBM Almaden; 6/15: Stanford
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/sfbanano/ieee-nanocon-2016/

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
SCV Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT)
Subject: Company Tour of Test-O-Pac Industries
- Mechanical Testing, Package design testing, medical device testing, Accelerated Aging of Sterile Barrier System for Medical Devices ...
Speaker: Sam Sohl, Test-O-Pac Industries
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/

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
SCV Electron Device Society (EDS)
Subject: 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 ...
Speaker: Dr. Jayasimha Prasad, Foveon Inc.
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking and Refreshments; 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-eds/

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

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
SCV Control Systems Society (CSS) and SCV Power & Energy Society and Industrial Applications Society (PES/IAS)
Subject: 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 ...
Speaker: Dr. Ping Hsu, Professor, San Jose State
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking and refreshments; 7:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free with advance registration
Location: Qualcomm Building B, Café, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/

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

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
SFBA Nanotechnology Council
Subject: Transforming Nanodevices to Nanosystems
- demonstrating the largest nanosystem yet fabricated using beyond-silicon emerging nanotechnologies, with over 2 million carbon nanotube field-effect transistors...
Speaker: Dr. Max Shulaker, Stanford University
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://sites.ieee.org/sfbanano/

Thursday, June 23, 2016
SCV Power and Energy Society (PES) and SCV Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: FINsix: Developing the Most Compact Notebook Charger
- Development of the compact FINsix power supply using advanced switching and compact magnetics ....
Speaker: Tony Sagneri, Cofounder and CTO, FINsix
Time: 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Dinner and networking: 6:30 to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/2016/05/24/june-23-finsix-developing-the-most-compact-notebook-charger/

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

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

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

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: 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/



UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS Please see ads in the E-Grid (www.e-grid.net) for more information.
Plan your conference year out in advance! See the complete list of conferences for the year at the bottom of this newsletter.

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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