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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
RSVP: http://ieee-wie-ilc.org/

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
RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-weekend-east-bay-tickets-15485850596?aff=UP+Community+Sites/
Web: http://www.up.co/communities/usa/east-bay-ca-usa/startup-weekend/5531

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
Web: http://sites.ieee.org/sv-techhist/april-28th-meeting-how-did-hard-disk-drives-get-that-small/

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
Web: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce/upcomingevents.html

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
Web: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/34164

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
Web: http://computer.ieeesiliconvalley.org/

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
Web: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/realizing-the-next-growth-wave-for-semiconductors-a-new-approach-to-enable-innovative-startups-tickets-16625270632

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
Web: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs/

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
Web: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps/20150507Abstract.html

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
Web: http://www.ieee-scv-tmc.org/meetings/all/2015-05-07

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: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-use-of-reliability-statistics-tickets-16555806864?aff=es2 Food sponsored by I.C.E. Labs, ISO 9001 & 17025 Reliability Test Lab, www.rel-test.com

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
Web: https://californiaconsultants.org/event/the-uspto-and-silicon-valley-opportunities-for-engineers-and-inventors/

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
RSVP: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc/

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
Web: https://casis.llnl.gov/

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
Web: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pv/

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, Iron.io
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Cost: Free
Place: Spunk,250 Brannan Street, San Francisco
Web: http://www.computersf.org

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, mhamon@ieee.org Web: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZXlXMr9xCaN0rF9DyCbeUPwuA0etc-xlaQKJ8aWP2Fk/edit

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: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=yrskj
Web: http://sites.ieee.org/sfbanano/

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
Web: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs/pages/upcoming.html

Thursday, May 21, 2015
OEB IAS
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: michael@mkireps.com or telephone: (925) 330-6595 Web: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/33781

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 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
Place: Keypoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave (just off Central Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: http://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.
Place: AMD Commons Theater, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale
RSVP: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps/20150603Abstract.html

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: Juerg.Ruefenacht@metas.ch or Michael.Wollensack@metas.ch
RSVP: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ims/index.html

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
RSVP: http://sites.ieee.org/sfbanano/

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
Web: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/14c6ccda5a2c3a7d?projector=1
RSVP: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/33671

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.
Web: 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


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