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35 meetings

Title:
IEEE CCS 21 August Event - UAV-RFID for Outdoor Applications
Date:
August 21st
6:00 PM (2.5 hours)
Location:
Meeting Room
Goleta, CA
Abstract:

6:00 PM – Buffet Style Dinner

6:25 PM – Central Coast Status

6:30 PM – Dr. Tali Freed’s Presentation

Title:
IEEE / PNNL Teamup for BARchitects Lego League
Date:
August 21st
7:00 PM (3 hours)
Location:
Brews Taphouse & Growler Fills
Pasco , WA
Abstract:

Join Mid-Columbia Libraries and Brews Taphouse the third Wednesday of the month this summer for an evening of themed LEGO-building, craft beers, and fun! Teams of six or less can compete. It's free to play, and LEGOs are provided.

IEEE can support purchasing appetizers for the group - alcohol must be purchased on an individual basis.

Title:
IEEE Seattle YP August 2019 Event: Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Plant Tour
Date:
August 22nd
9:00 AM (3 hours)
Location:
Snoqualmie Falls, WA
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:

IEEE Seattle YP is partnering with the Puget Sound Energy to participate in a unique and historic tour of one of Washington’s greatest engineering marvels. Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project is one of the oldest hydropower plants in the United States. After operating for more than a century, the facility still produces clean, renewable electricity for PSE customers. Built in 1898-99, the powerhouse is encased in bedrock 260 feet beneath the surface and was the world's first completely underground power plant.

 

The tour will consists of a museum tour, chronicling Charles Bakers development of the project and an underground powerhouse tour, where you can witness the existing generators in action. Students and Young Professionals in all engineering disciplines are encouraged to join!

 

Use the link above to register for the event. We are asking for registration fee to hold your spot… this money will be used for door prizes. Join us for this awesome event!

 

Maps & Address

The plant is located in Snoqualimie. Address and Maps will be sent to registrants directly. 

Agenda

  • Arrive at Snoqualmie Falls by 9:15 AM
  • We will be allowed through the gate at 9:30 AM
  • Networking with IEEE YP and local college students before and during the tour
  • The tour lasts approximately 2 hours.

 

Parking

There is a parking area outside of the gate. Clear instructions and contact information will be sent to all registrants.

Title:
LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) Tour
Date:
August 22nd
3:00 PM (2 hours)
Location:
LIGO campus
Richland, WA
Abstract:

Abstract: (From the website:) The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) was designed to open the field of gravitational-wave astrophysics through the direct detection of gravitational waves predicted by Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. LIGO’s multi-kilometer-scale gravitational wave detectors use laser interferometry to measure the minute ripples in space-time caused by passing gravitational waves from cataclysmic cosmic events such as colliding neutron stars or black holes, or by supernovae. LIGO consists of two widely-separated interferometers within the United States—one in Hanford, Washington and the other in Livingston, Louisiana—operated in unison to detect gravitational waves.

Title:
Brief History and Trends of Automation and Artificial Intelligence and Their Near–Term Impacts
Date:
August 22nd
6:00 PM (2 hours)
Location:
10401 Roselle St
San Diego, CA
Abstract:

Abstract: Automation has been a quest in many human endeavours, mostly in tasks which are routine and mundane. While some of these can be traced to early times, the industrial age of 19th and 20th centuries gave substantial impetus to the automation culminating in electro–mechanical systems controlled by electronics / computing systems. Even much before the advent of modern electronic computers, there have been quests to
automate and mechanize aspects of human thinking and cognition. The birth of modern electronic computers spawned many formal areas of study within the computing discipline, such as programming, hardware design, operating systems, programming languages, etc. Among these ‘early’ areas was Artificial Intelligence (AI), a term coined in 1956. AI (Artificial Intelligence), among several goals, has contributed to the automation of several tasks involving human reasoning and decision making. While several of the tasks/goals have not had much success, several others have been successes, although in limited ways, and many others have matured and have been incorporated into products which are routinely used today. With the overwhelming amount of data and information to be handled in the present day in many professions, several of the AI techniques are called upon to automate and ease the tasks of deriving useful knowledge from out of the data and information, which are scattered.


In this presentation, we outline several examples of automation in a variety of areas and major developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI). While automation results in several categories of jobs to either vanish, the workforce in several others to diminish, it also creates several new categories of jobs and professions. We will also analyse and discuss the drastic changes in the nature of future jobs and the workforce reductions in many domains, which seem certain in the wake of rapid advances in AI and its use in automation in several domains.

Title:
Basics of Jitter in Wireline Communications
Date:
August 23rd
10:00 AM (2 days)
Location:
Qualcomm AZ-Auditorium (10155 Pacific Heights Blvd, San Diego, CA 92121)
San diego, CA
Abstract:

Jitter refers to deviation from ideal timing in clock and data transitions. In wireline communications, jitter reduces the timing margin available for clock and data recovery (CDR) circuits and poses significant challenges to signal integrity as the data rates march towards 100Gb/s/lane and beyond. In this talk, we first review the basic definitions of jitter and its properties, the relationship between jitter and phase noise, and the effects of jitter on CDR and other building blocks of a wireline system. We then describe the concept of jitter transfer, jitter generation, and jitter tolerance curves, and the methods of characterizing, modeling, and simulating jitter. Finally, we present some recent works on jitter measurement and jitter mitigation techniques that are used to optimize the link performance.

Title:
San Diego Startup Weekend: LegalTech / Blockchain / FinTech
Date:
August 23rd
5:30 PM (2 days)
Location:
5600 Avenida Encinas
Carlsbad, CA
Abstract:

The San Diego IEEE Blockchain Group is excited to announce a partnership with TechStars in hosting the upcoming San Diego Startup Weekend. While any idea is welcome, we will have special support for startups involving Legal Tech, Blockchain, and FinTech. The event will be August 23rd to August 25th! If you're not familiar, Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers and business development folks come together to pitch an idea and launch a business, all in one weekend.  It is a great opportunity to test startup ideas, meet potential co-founders, build your community in San Diego and launch your next startup! For more information and to register for the event visit: 

http://communities.techstars.com/usa/sandiego/startup-weekend/14832

Title:
Family Day BBQ with UCI EAS & OC IEEE
Date:
August 25th
11:00 AM (3 hours)
Location:
18712 University Dr
Irvine, CA
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:

Join UCI Engineering Alumni Society and OC IEEE for our annual Family Day BBQ at Mason Park in Irvine with great food and drinks plus STEM toys like Laser Tag and Robots to play with!

Enjoy family friendly outdoor activities like Frisbee Golf and Soccer with fellow engineers before having delicious BBQ and tasty smoothies outdoors!

Students and YPs are welcome as well since we will have UCI students and alumni in attendance! 

covers food and drinks for a single person or one family. Shelter location will be emailed out at least one week in advance. Parking is and paid at the entrance of Mason Park on University Drive. 

Title:
Computing Causal Relations at Scale
Date:
August 26th
6:30 PM (2 hours)
Location:
Argyros Forum
Orange, CA
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:
Abstract: 

What causes what? How do we untangle the “why” behind processes that regulate the brain, the climate or the economy? If “Correlation does not imply causation" is the standard mantra in science, how can we ever discover causal relationships behind the data? Will it ever be possible for intelligent AI to make its own deductions and predictions? In recent years researchers have developed mathematical techniques that give us the power to infer the underlying “why” behind scientific data. What’s more, we’ve learned that we can discover these causes without performing experiments. Starting with a little practical example with lightbulbs that can be worked out by hand we will see how the problem scales as the number of variables increases. To compute the neural connections in a zebrafish brain, high performance computing is essential.

 Speaker Bio: 

Frederick Eberhardt is Professor of Philosophy in the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology. Before coming to Caltech he was Assistant Professor in the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology (PNP) program and the Department of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis and a postdoc at the Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. As an undergraduate he attended the London School of Economics for a Bachelor in Philosophy & Mathematics. He received his PhD in philosophy from Carnegie Mellon University, where he also completed a Masters in Machine Learning.

His research interests lie at the intersection of philosophy of science, machine learning and statistics. He is particularly interested in the development of methods for causal discovery from statistical data.

 
Title:
August Business Meeting
Date:
August 27th
5:30 PM (1 hour)
Location:
Building C, 3rd Floor
Farmington, UT
Abstract:

The August business meeting of the IEEE Utah Section.  This meeting will be held at Weber State University Farmington Station Park from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.   The address is 240 North Promontory, Suite 3000 - Room 321, Building C, 3rd Floor, Farmington, UT 84025.

On the agenda we have:

  • Planning for fall meetings

  • Working with the student branches.

 If you are attending in person, please register and let us know what you would like to eat.

There is a webex with a call-in number for those that cannot make it in person.  Please contact the Chad Kidder (ckidder@ieee.org) for the webex information.

Title:
Spin-Orbit Technologies: From Magnetic Memory to Terahertz Generation
Date:
August 27th
6:30 PM (2 hours)
Location:
951 Sandisk Drive
Milpitas, CA
Abstract:

http://sites.ieee.org/scv-mag/event/spin-orbit-technologies-from-magnetic-memory-to-terahertz-generation/

Spintronic devices utilize an electric current to alter the state of a magnetic material and thus find great application in magnetic memory. Over the last decade, spintronic research has focused largely on techniques based on spin-orbit coupling, such as spin-orbit torques (SOTs), to alter the magnetic state. The phenomenon of spin-orbit coupling in magnetic heterostructures was also recently used to generate terahertz emission and thus bridge the gap between spintronics and optoelectronics research.

I will introduce the basic concepts of SOTs, such as their physical origin, the effect of SOTs on a magnetic material, and how to quantitatively measure this effect [1], [2]. Next, I will discuss the latest trends in SOT research, such as the exploration of novel material systems like topological insulators and two-dimensional materials to improve operation efficiency [3]. Following this, some of the technical challenges in SOT-based magnetic memory will be highlighted. Moving forward, I will introduce the process of terahertz generation in magnetic heterostructures [4], where the spin-orbit coupling phenomenon plays a dominant role. I will discuss the details of how this terahertz emission process can be extended to novel material systems such as ferrimagnets [5] and two-dimensional materials. The final section will focus on how the terahertz generation process can be used to measure SOTs in magnetic heterostructures, thus highlighting the interrelation between terahertz generation and the SOTs, which are linked by the underlying spin-orbit coupling.

Title:
5G and IoT or Internet of Threats
Date:
August 27th
6:30 PM (1.5 hours)
Location:
889
Newbury Park, CA
Abstract:

We are on the cusp of a new industrial revolution with the deployment of 5G networks around the world. Unlike the previous generations of cellular communication, 5G will also focus heavily on machine to machine communication. It is expected that by 2020 over thirty billion devices will be connected to the internet. Over the coming years using a combination of 5G and WiFi, these devices connected to the internet will continue to grow at an explosive rate. The security of these devices in many cases has been overlooked or not been taken as seriously as it should have been. We are at risk of exposing ourselves to massive network attacks, unless these security concerns are not addressed.

The presentation is a cautionary tale that recounts the largest IoT attack on the internet, costing millions of dollars around the world. We will look at how the attack was implemented, the tricks that it used and the people behind it. Only this year one of the last people involved (that we know of) was imprisoned in the U.K!

Title:
DL SEMINAR TALK ON AUG 27TH - IEEE HAWAII PE CHAPTER & UHM IEEE STUDENT BRANCH
Date:
August 27th
9:30 PM (1.5 hours)
Location:
Holmes Hall room 244, UH Manoa Campus
Honolulu, HI
Abstract:

 

IEEE Hawaii Power and Energy Society Chapter and University of Hawaii IEEE Student Branch

Sponsors Seminar on Tuesday August 27, 2019 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Holmes Engineering Building room #244, UH Manoa Campus

Pizza and beverages starting at 6:00PM

RSVP for pizza headcount to JohnOBorland@aol.com

How To Increase The Penetration Of Renewable Energies In Insular Power Systems: The Experience Of The Canary Islands

Abstract

The Canary Islands are a Spanish archipelago located at the northwest of Africa, and composed by seven volcanic islands, 2.1 million inhabitants, and hosted 15.6 million tourists in 2018. The closer the island is to the Sahara Desert, the older geologically it is and drier its climatic conditions. This effect is enhanced by the fact that erosion makes the orography of the older islands less abrupt and, consequently, incapable of retaining the humid trade winds flowing from the northeast. These climatic characteristics define much of the huge renewable energy potential that these islands offer to the 6 isolated power grids that supply electricity to the power system.

El Hierro power grid is leading the integration of renewable energy in the Canaries reaching a 56.5% in 2018 almost totally supplied by the hydro-wind power station of Gorona del Viento SA. Important technical issues are being solved for reaching this and higher expected values of renewable energy integration in the coming future, as the plant started being tested in summer 2014 and is still below its estimated potential. But hydropower infrastructure in the Islands is currently very limited because of the lack of water resources and locations for large reservoirs, pipelines and turbines.

In general, at present (end of 2018) the Canary Islands have reached a 20.3% of non dispatchable energy (wind and PV) integrated in the power system, and this value is expected to continue growing to a 45% in 2025. A record instantaneous non dispatchable energy integration of 60.0% has been reached in the island of Tenerife in May 19, 2019. However, the system operator is starting programming curtailment of wind and PV in the larger power grids from the beginning of 2019. Also, concern about the visual impact of the latest wind farms is rising.

At the same time, distributed PV is starting growing fast as the new regulation approved in April 2019 by the Spanish government has removed a “sun-tax”, simplified administrative procedures, and favoured not only individual homes to install PV systems but also community buildings. In large areas of our Islands the average solar irradiation is higher than 1800 kWh/kWp·yr. Also, the new Directives expected to be approved by the European Union for regulating the electricity markets will bring new opportunities mostly based on the concept of “energy communities” and smart grids.

In this talk, an introductory description of the different power grids in the Canary islands will be shown and how the insular, regional and central governments are managing the path for a very high penetration of non-dispatchable energy technologies in our islands. Moreover, how our distributed PV market is evolving will be described. Also, the new storage systems that are being installed in our different power grids will be exposed, mostly devoted to avoid frequency disruptions and voltage drops. Finally, some conclusions about the similarities of the Hawaiian and Canaries energy systems, and the opportunities for a stronger collaboration between both archipelagos will be discussed.

 

 

Title:
CECOM/IEEE YP Speaker event
Date:
August 28th
11:30 AM (1.5 hours)
Location:
53302
Fort Huachuca, AZ
Abstract:

This speaker event is a collaboration between CECOM, IEEE and the University of Arizona targetting army interns.

Title:
200th IEEE Milestone award for: The Electric Self-Regulating Heat Tracing Polymer
Date:
August 28th
1:00 PM (1.5 hours)
Location:
Parking at 2501 Bay Road
Redwood City, CA
Abstract:

IEEE milestones are sponsored by IEEE History Center and the local section to recognize major inventions or breakthroughs across the globe and across the profession.  The Conductive Polymer Self Regulation Heater was a key invention used to regulate temperature of remote installations with compelling significance to the petroleum industry. 

Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/

Here is a description of how the Self Regulation Heater works

Title:
Lost in Collaboration: Making Multi-cultural Teams work
Date:
August 28th
5:30 PM (1.5 hours)
Location:
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
Portland
Abstract:

IEEE Ice Cream Social at Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology supported by IEEE TEMS Oregon Chapter

https://www.picmet.org/main/

 

Title:
IEEE SSCS Oregon Chapter Executive Committee Meeting - August 2019
Date:
August 28th
5:30 PM (1 hour)
Location:
Intel Jones Farm 3 Building (JF3)
Hillsboro
Abstract:

Closed monthly meeting of the IEEE SSCS Oregon Chapter Executive Committee: August 2019

Title:
Monthly San Diego IEEE EXCOM
Date:
August 28th
6:00 PM (3 hours)
Location:
Building C training center
San diego, CA
Abstract:

 

SDIEEE June EXCOM WebEx Meeting

Wed 28 Aug 2019

6:00 pm  |  Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)  |  3 hrs

Title:
IEEE Signal Processing Society & EMBS presents: Intelligent multi-purpose ear-level devices for hearing enhancement and health and wellness monitoring
Date:
August 29th
6:00 PM (2 hours)
Location:
Q
San Diego, CA
Abstract:

Presented by Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Tao Zhang

Title:
Electronic-Photonic Co-Design: From Communication to Optical Phase Control
Date:
August 30th
10:00 AM (1.5 hours)
Location:
Qualcomm AZ-Auditorium (10155 Pacific Heights Blvd, San Diego, CA 92121)
SAN DIEGO, CA
Abstract:

Integrated electronic-photonic co-design can profoundly impact both fields resulting in advances in several areas such as energy-efficient communication, signal processing, imaging, and sensing. Examples of integrated electronic-photonic co-design may be categorized into two groups: (a) electronic assisted photonics, where integrated analog, RF, mm-wave, and THz circuits are employed to improve the performance of photonic systems, and (b) photonic assisted electronics, where photonic systems and devices are used to improve the performance of integrated RF, mm-wave, and THz systems. In this talk, examples of electronic-photonic co-design such as optical synthesis and low power laser stabilization will be presented.

Title:
IEEE Phoenix Section Annual Banquet 2018
Date:
August 31st
5:00 PM (5 hours)
Location:
Phoenix Airport Marriott
Phoenix, AZ
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:

The IEEE Phoenix Section is holding an Annual Banquet on Saturday, April 21st, 2018, from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Phoenix Airport Marriott Arizona Ballroom located at 1101 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, Arizona – 85008 (Tel: 602-273-7373).

The focus of annual banquet is to:

1. Showcase IEEE and Phoenix Section Activities

2. Provide a forum for member networking

3. Timely Keynote presentation

4. Recognize contributions of members, non-members, faculty, students, and corporations

5. Present student scholarship awards

6. Acknowledge the work of section officers and volunteers.

PLEASE NOTE:

1. Banquet registration opens on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 and ends on Sunday, April 15th, 2018, to meet hotel requirements. No Exceptions will be made.

2. Very important note: all attendees must register individually. Do not use "add another guest" link.

3. IEEE under-graduate student members must register as IEEE under-graduate student members. Their guests should register as IEEE student member guests.

4. IEEE graduate student members must register as IEEE graduate student members. Their guests should register as IEEE student member guests.

5. Guest of an attendee should mention the name of attendee in the special request box of the guest registration category chosen.

6. All IEEE Member attendees should provide their section, society chapter, affinity group or student branch affiliation in the special request box if applicable.

7. IEEE Member attendees not affiliaited with any section, society chapter, affinity group or student branch should mention as individual attendees in the special request box.

8. Corporations providing the "corporate sponsorship" in support of the banquet should pay the sponsorship using the "corporate sponsorship includes dinner table for ten" registration category. The corporation name should be mentioned in the special request box. Name and other information for the first attendee can be given here. All other attendees information related to a corporate sponsorship should be provided individually using the "corporate sponsorship dinner table for ten attendees" registration category and the corporation name should be mentioned in the special request box.

9. Future city competition attendees should register as "future city competition dinner table for ten attendees". Attendee should mention if they are attending as student team member, teacher, engineer mentor, and guest in the special request box. Guest should also mention the future city team member or teacher or engineer mentor name for whom they are accompanying as a guest.

10. IEEE society chapters registering for a dinner table for ten should register using "IEEE society chapter dinner table for ten" category and pay 650 USD by Paypal as well as mention the society chapter name in the special request box. Name and other information for the first attendee can be listed here. Other attendees information should be submitted individually using the registration category "IEEE society chapter dinner table for ten attendee" and should mention in the special request box the society chapter name.

11. IEEE affinity groups registering for a dinner table for ten should register using "IEEE affinity group dinner table for ten" category and pay 650 USD by paypal as well as mention the affinity group name in the special request box. Name and other information for the first attendee can be listed here. Other attendees information should be submitted individually using the registration category "IEEE affinity group dinner table for ten attendee" and should mention in the special request box the affinity group name.

12. IEEE student branches and student branch chapters registering for a dinner table for ten should register using "IEEE student branch table for ten" category and pay 550 USD by paypal as well as mention the student branch name in the special request box. Name and other information for the first attendee can be listed here. Other attendees information should be submitted individually using the registration category "IEEE student branch dinner table for ten attendee" and should mention in the special request box the student branch name. This table for ten accommodates only the IEEE student members and not their guests. Each guest attending with a student pays .00.

13. Non-IEEE member attendees should register by selecting "non-IEEE member attendee" registration category. The guests of the "non-IEEE member attendee" should register by selecting "non-IEEE member attendee guest" registration category and should mention the non-IEEE member attendee name in the special request box.

14. IEEE phoenix section student scholarship award recipients should register using "IEEE phoenix section student scholarship award recipient" category. A guest of the scholarship award recipient should register using "IEEE Phoenix Section Student Scholarship Award Recipient Guest" category and mention the award recipient name in the special request box.

15. "IEEE phoenix section guest registration" category is limited only to the invited guests of the IEEE phoenix section. No one else should use this registration category - registration will be cancelled by site administrator.

16. Contributors to the "Student Scholarship Endowment Fund" should choose the category "Student Scholarship Endowment Fund - 1000.00 USD" and select "No Dinner Required" for menu. All other required fields should be completed. In the special request box the contributor's name should be mentioned. 

Title:
General Body Meeting
Date:
September 3rd
12:30 PM (1.2 hours)
Location:
5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA
Abstract:

Brief introuction of the IEEE Organization itself and a rundown of the operations and logistics of IEEE student branch at SDSU.  Food will be provided.

Title:
IEEE 1547-2018 ALASKA WORKSHOP
Date:
September 4th
9:00 AM (2 days)
Location:
Alaska Communications Business Center
Anchorage, AK
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:

We have an opportunity to have a Workshop in Anchorage at the beginning of September because engineers who have been engaged in the business of Renewable Energy and in the development of the applicable standards will be in Alaska.  The full agenda is still in development and any suggestions for topics will be welcome to ensure this Workshop is of maximum benefit to you and to Alaska.  More announcements will be made as the development of the Workshop unfolds.  This information is applicable to anyone who is considering Alternate Energy Applications for a Utility, an Industrial facility, a community power system or remote locations. 

IEEE 1547 has changed a lot since it was originally published in 2003.  The high penetration of Solar energy DER in California and Hawaii demanded change in how interconnects need to interact with the EPS's so IEEE 1547 was revised to accommodate the new requirements.  The IEEE 1547 changes force changes to the UL 1741 Standard for grid tie inverters which will impact all those involved with interconnect of DER to EPS.

I believe that now is a very good time to bring a lot of the technical issues out which can impact the Utilities planning, and the IPP (Independent Power Producers) and any others who need to know what the technical requirements and constraints are which affect how each proposed DER installation should be addressed.  We are dealing with systems, both electrical power systems and communications systems.

 

Potential topics

  • Islanding-Intentional and Unintentional
  • Voltage Ride through
  • Voltage and power control (active and reactive)
  • DER (Inverter) performance requirements
  • Things engineers and managers for the  EPS need to know.
  • Things IPP operators need to know.
  • Use of stored energy
  • Open discussion or panel discussion on selected topics.
Title:
Leading a Global Analog IP Semiconductor Company: Cowboy style
Date:
September 5th
6:00 PM (3 hours)
Location:
National Instruments
Santa Clara, CA
Abstract:

TEMS SCV/SF/OEB Webpage ===> TEMS-SCV-Website

EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION ===> Register-for-TEMS0919

 

Large SOCs in small silicon geometries keep increasing in analog and mixed-signal content and this trend will continue for the foreseeable future. Ultra-small geometries present extreme challenges for Analog IPs that are robust and can support the high yields required by complex SOCs. Dr. Robinson will discuss these technical challenges as he leads a global team that create innovative Analog IP solutions for demanding tier-one customers. Finally, Dr. Robinson will provide a visionary outlook for the semiconductor Analog IP market in a global economy.

 

Title:
CASS-SCV Artificial Intelligence for Industry (AI4I) Forum – Fall 2019
Date:
September 6th
1:00 PM (4 hours)
Location:
Intel SC-9 Auditorium
Santa Clara, CA
Abstract:
CASS-SCV Artificial Intelligence for Industry (AI4I) Forum - Fall 2019

Event sponsored and organized by:

IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS)

Co-sponsors:

DATE & TIME:

Friday, September 6th, 2019. 1 PM - 5 PM

PROGRAM:

1:00 - 1:30 PM Check-in / Networking & Refreshments

1:30 - 2:15 PM Prof. S.Y. Kung (Princeton)

2:15 - 3:00 PM Pete Warden (Google)

3:30 - 4:15 PM TBD

4:15 - 5:00 PM TBD

5:00 PM Adjourn

LOCATION:

Intel SC-9 Auditorium

2191 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (Northwest corner of 101 & Montague Expwy)

AGENDA:

1:30 - 2:15 PM Prof. S.Y. Kung (Princeton)

TITLE: From Deep Learning to X-Learning: An Internal and Explainable Learning for XAI

ABSTRACT: The success of deep Learning (or AI2.0) depends solely on Back-propagation (BP), a external learning paradigm, whose supervision is exclusively accessed via the external interfacing nodes (i.e. input/output neurons). As such, Deep Learning has been limited to the parameter training of the neural nets (NNs). The important task of designing optimal net structures has to resort to trial and error. Therefore, we shall design an Xnet which may be use to simultaneously train the structure and parameters of the net. In addition, it can facilitate Internal Neuron's Explainablility so as to fully support DARPA's Explainable AI (i.e. XAI or AI3.0). Our internal learning paradigm leads to an Explainable Neural Networks (Xnet) comprising (1) internal teacher labels (ITL) and (2) internal optimization metrics (IOM). X-learning allows us to effectively rank the internal neurons (hidden nodes) and thus sets the footing for the notion of structural gradient and structural learning.

Pursuant to our simulation studies, Xnet can simultaneously compress the structure and raise the accuracy. There is evidence supporting that it may outperform many popular pruning/compression methods. Most importantly, X-learning opens up promising research fronts on (1) explainable learning models for XAI and (2) machine-to-machine mutual learning which will become appealing in the 5G era

BIO: S.Y. Kung, Life Fellow of IEEE, is a Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering in Princeton University. His research areas include multimedia information processing, machine learning, systematic design of deep learning networks, VLSI array processors, and compressive privacy. He was a founding member of several Technical Committees (TC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He was elected to Fellow in 1988 and served as a Member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (1989-1991). He was a recipient of IEEE Signal Processing Society's Technical Achievement Award for the contributions on "parallel processing and neural network algorithms for signal processing" (1992); a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Signal Processing Society (1994); a recipient of IEEE Signal Processing Society's Best Paper Award; and a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000). Since 1990, he has been the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of VLSI Signal Processing Systems. He has authored and co-authored more than 500 technical publications and numerous textbooks including ``VLSI Array Processors'', Prentice-Hall (1988); ``Digital Neural Networks'', Prentice-Hall (1993) ; ``Principal Component Neural Networks'', John-Wiley (1996); ``Biometric Authentication: A Machine Learning Approach'', Prentice-Hall (2004); and ``Kernel Methods and Machine Learning”, Cambridge University Press (2014).

2:15 - 3:00 PM Pete Warden (Google)

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CANCELLED! Automotive Radar
Date:
September 7th
10:00 AM (3 hours)
Location:
Bldg S Café
Redondo Beach, CA
Abstract:

If you have recently bought a new car, it is likely that it incorporates radar sensing. However this new radar technology does not look or work anything like the traditional radars that you may have seen on ships.

This new technology is called MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) radar. In this talk a leading expert on this new radar technology will explain how it works and how it is used. In particular how it can be used to make possible economical self driving cars.

Title:
OC IEEE YP Giant Pizza Presentation
Date:
September 7th
6:00 PM (2 hours)
Location:
Gina's Pizza
Irvine, CA
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:

Join the OC IEEE Young Professionals as we mix your networks with our Giant Pizza Presentation. As the name says, we'll be eating our way through a giant pizza over 2 feet long after listening to presentations from our fellow engineers at the table. Each participant will be presenting on a personal topic regarding advancing technology for society, such as intelligent automation or renewable energy sources. After everyone has presented, we'll take on the biggest pizza that Gina's Pizza & Pasteria in Irvine has to offer: their 28 inch "biggapie"! Join us as we improve our casual presentation skills before taking on the biggest pizza you'll ever see in your life!  

Title:
Two-day workshop under PES Distinguished Lecturer Program: Matching hydropower and renewables: an overview of hydroscheduling and renewable integration in competitive electricity markets with a significant hydro share
Date:
September 9th
8:30 AM (2 days)
Location:
Seattle City Light North Service Center
Seattle, WA
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:

Matching hydropower and renewables: an overview of hydroscheduling and renewable integration in competitive electricity markets with a significant hydro share

The objective of this workshop is to discuss the interplay between hydropower and renewables, under a market design and modeling perspectives. We will mostly discuss what will (and should) be the role of hydro power in a renewable dominated market and how will market design and regulation enable or interfere with this development. A modeling and policy-oriented approach, based on practical experience from the industry, will be deployed.

 

Main topics to be discussed:

  • Hydropower as an enabler of the energy transition and renewable integration in electricity markets and the hydro renaissance
  • Hydro development 2.0: planning new hydros with sustainability requirements
  • Hydroscheduling in electricity markets
  • Multi-stage decision making for storage in a probabilistic framework: the SDDP algorithm
  • SDDP: from theory to practice - international experience, calibrating & validating models, probabilistic forecasting of renewable resources (inflows, wind & solar resources)
  • Electricity Market Design and Hydropower: Transmission planning and energy auctions to integrate RES
  • Role of hydro in integrating renewables
  • International perspective on how different markets, regional generation portfolio, and water laws are influencing their model development: the hydroscheduling & the electricity market 2.0.
Title:
Consultants Network - “Additive Manufacturing: Disruptor driving the 4th Industrial Revolution -Technologies and Applications-".”
Date:
September 9th
6:00 PM (2.5 hours)
Location:
Emilano's Mexican Restaurant
San Diego, CA
Abstract:

IEEE Consultants’ Network of San Diego

Topic: Additive Manufacturing: Disruptor driving the 4th Industrial Revolution
-Technologies and Applications-


Speaker: Jurgen Daniel

Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing is progressing at a rapid pace with new technologies or applications making headlines constantly. The 4th Industrial Revolution, of which AM is an integral part, is approaching.
A recent forecast by ABI Research is projecting that AM will produce US[vtools-xml.php] url[asc/6] Trillion worth of products by 2030.
Today, we can already see AM’s impact on the aerospace and automotive industry, on industrial tooling but also medicine, dental care, jewelry and electronics. Recent research has even raised the hope for 3D printed organs for transplants.
This presentation will give an overview of AM technologies for 3 dimensional objects and their applications.


Speaker Bio:

Jurgen Daniel is principal at Teclination Consulting Services where he performs technology studies in emerging technologies to inform leadership and investors. His current focus is on Additive Manufacturing, Small UAVs and RF Technologies.
Previously, he was Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton where he supported DARPA and ARPA-E programs as Scientific, Engineering and Technical Assistant (SETA).
He started his career at Xerox PARC leading research and development projects in a variety of technologies, including MEMS, reflective displays, printing, flexible electronics and photovoltaics.
In 2008, he founded the Silicon Valley Photovoltaics Society which became part of IEEE.
Jurgen holds a degree in physics from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Cambridge (UK).

 

Title:
IEEE HAWAII EXCOM MEETING from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM AT ZIPPY’s MAKIKI
Date:
September 9th
9:00 PM (3 hours)
Location:
Zippy's Makiki
Honolulu, HI
Abstract:

The monthly IEEE Hawaii Executive Committee meeting brings together all of the leaders of the Section, Chapters, and Groups.  

We review plans for upcoming events within our Section, Chapters, and groups at this meeting.  If you are looking to become more engaged in IEEE in the Section and network with other engineers, please plan on attending an Excom meeting!   

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New CA Law Requires Cyber security for Ethernet Connected Equipment, Network Connected Power Relays & Power Monitoring Included
Date:
September 11th
5:30 PM (3 hours)
Location:
IEM
Fremont, CA
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:

On September 28, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown approved California Senate Bill 327, a law to regulate the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This law requires that the data transmitted by network connected devices be treated with similar levels of security as personally identifiable information about an individual.  This is a big deal. Power monitoring systems, power relays, and other connected devices installed in power distribution equipment will all require an appropriate cybersecurity solution.

SB 327 requires the manufacturer of any “connected device” to equip the device with “reasonable” security features to protect information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure. The bill defines “connected device” to include devices or any other physical objects that can directly or indirectly connect to the internet and are assigned IP or Bluetooth addresses.

SB 327 takes effect January 1, 2020.  Specifying Engineers will need to understand the law’s requirements, and how the state plans to enforce SB 327.

How will a law that requires cybersecurity for IOT connected devices affect designs for Power distribution systems?    Join us for a discussion on SB327, and the impacts on electrical power distribution design, as well as a primer on available cybersecurity options.

 

A Tour ofThe IEM Factory is available following the presentation.   This is a great opportunity to look inside low voltage and medium voltage equipment during production.  

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ExCom - September 2019
Date:
September 11th
5:30 PM (1.5 hours)
Location:
Conference Room. Teleconferencing Available.
Spokane, WA
Abstract:

Monthly ExCom

Title:
2019 IEEE Boise Section Fall Picnic
Date:
September 13th
5:00 PM (2 hours)
Location:
Shelter site
Boise, ID
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Free IEEE Boise Section fall picnic catered by Boise student branches. Family and friends are welcome.

Title:
CASS Distinguished Lecturer Event "Algorithm/Architecture Co-Design For Smart Signals And Systems In Cognitive Cloud/Edge"
Date:
September 13th
6:00 PM (2 hours)
Location:
Building B
Santa Clara, CA
Abstract:
CASS Distinguished Lecturer Event"Algorithm/Architecture Co-Design For Smart Signals And Systems In Cognitive Cloud/Edge"Dr. Chris Gwo Giun, National Cheng Kung UniversityEvent Organized By:

Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) of the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section

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6:00 - 6:30 PM Networking & Refreshments
6:30 - 7:45 PM Talk
7:45 - 8:00 PM Q&A/Adjourn

Lecture will be broadcast on Zoom and recording will be available. Please register to receive zoom conference details before the event.

Abstract:

Niklaus Emil Wirth introduced the innovative idea that Programming = Algorithm + Data Structure. Inspired by this, we advance the concept to the next level by stating that Design = Algorithm + Architecture. With concurrent exploration of algorithm and architecture entitled Algorithm/Architecture Co-exploration (AAC), this methodology introduces a leading paradigm shift in advanced system design from System-on-a-Chip to Cloud and Edge.

As algorithms with high accuracy become exceedingly more complex and Edge/IoT generated data becomes increasingly bigger, flexibleparallel/reconfigurable processing are crucial in the design of efficientsignal processing systems having low power. Hence the analysis of algorithms and data for potential computing in parallel, efficient data storage and data transfer is crucial. With extension of AAC for SoC system designs to even more versatile platforms based on analytics architecture, system scope is readily extensible to cognitive cloud and reconfigurable edge computing for multimedia and mobile health, a cross-level-of abstraction topic which will be introduced in this tutorial together with case studies.

Bio:

Chris Gwo Giun Lee is an investigator in the field of signal processing systems including multimedia and bioinformatics. His endeavors in system design, based on analytics of algorithm concurrently with analytics architecture, has made possible computations on System-on-Chip and cloud platforms in resolving complex problems with both accuracy and efficiency. Having previously held leading and managerial positions in the industry such as System Architect in former Philips Semiconductor in Silicon Valley, Lee was recruited to NCKU in 2003 where he found and is currently directing the Bioinfotronics Research Center.

Lee received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University and both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from University of Massachusetts. He has contributed more than 130 original research and technical publications with the invention of 60+ patents worldwide.

Lee serves as the AE for IEEE TSP and Journal of Signal Processing Systems. He was formerly the AE for IEEE TCSVT for which he received the Best Associate Editor’s Award in 2011.

Venue:

QualComm Santa Clara, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara, CA 95051

Live Broadcast:

Lecture will be broadcast on Zoom and recording will be available. Please register to receive zoom conference details before the event.

Admission Fee:

All admissions free. Suggested donations to cover food and water:

Non-IEEE: , Students (non-IEEE): , IEEE Members (not members of CASS or SSCS):

Online registration is recommended to guarantee seating.

Title:
IEEE Metro LA Young Professionals: Fall Meeting (JPL Tour)
Date:
September 16th
1:30 PM (2 hours)
Location:
4800 Oak Grove Dr
Pasadena, CA
Abstract:

TOPIC: Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Tour

EVENT CHAIR: Ahmed Douik, Caltech

RESERVATION:
Membership required. You are welcomed to bring your spouse/companion as a guest. Please include your guest's name and email with your reservation. Register on vTools or email your reservation request by August 22, 2019 with your full name, country of citizenship, and IEEE number to: ahmed.douik@caltech.edu and cc: Hunter.Coulston@youngco.com.
Nonmembers, please go to www.ieee.org/join, then, send your membership number with your registration

REQUIREMENTS TO ATTEND THIS MEETING:

We require the full name and country of citizenship for all adults, and full name for those under the age of 18. All reservation request should be received by Sunday, August 25th, 2019. Anyone not on our approved roster will not be allowed on to the facility.

On the day of the tour:
All US citizens 18 years of age or older visiting JPL must present official, government-issued photo identification, such as a driver's license or passport, before being allowed entry.
All non-US citizens (Foreign Nationals) 18 years of age or older must present either a passport or resident visa (green card) before being allowed entry.
Individuals without the appropriate identification will not be admitted to the facility.
The tour includes considerable walking and stair climbing. Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. Wheelchairs can be accommodated with prior notice. Cameras are allowed on the tour.

There is free parking on site.

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