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71 meetings

Title:
International Christian School STEM Competition and Joint Chapter Meeting
Date:
March 2nd
6:30 AM (7 hours)
Location:
Sunset Auditorium, Buildings 3 and 5
Phoenix, AZ
Abstract:

Grand Canyon University is hosting the 3rd International Christian School STEM Competition.  Judging categories include:

  1. Aerospace Design
  2. Innovation in Service - Assistive Technology
  3. Ethical Artificial Intelligence Game
  4. Robotics Search and Rescue
  5. On-Site Design 

Following the judging, there will be a joint chapter meeting  To register as a judge: https://forms.gle/AAgo4JjGgmATL6Md8

 

Title:
Caffeinate&Connect: IEEE Young Professionals Networking Hour
Date:
March 2nd
10:00 AM (1.5 hours)
Location:
Saranac Commons
Spokane, WA
Abstract:

Join us for an inspiring morning of professional growth and networking at our "Connect & Caffeinate: IEEE Young Professionals Networking Hour." Whether you're an early-career engineer, a student, or an industry enthusiast, this event provides an ideal platform to connect with like-minded professionals, exchange insights, and stay informed about upcoming IEEE events. Over freshly brewed coffee, we'll discuss exciting opportunities, share ideas, and build valuable networks.

As an added bonus, at the end of the hour, our Young Professionals officers will be hosting their meeting. All attendees are welcome to listen in, learn more about our initiatives, and even get involved in shaping the future of our community.

We look forward to seeing you there as we caffeinate, connect, and collaborate to boost your professional journey!

 

Sponsored by Black Label Brewing Company

Title:
Signal Processing and Machine Learning with Intelligent Applications
Date:
March 4th
6:30 PM (1 hour)
Location:
1331 Palo Verde Avenue
Long Beach, CA
Abstract:

In a world full of rapid technological advancements, primarily due to the information technology (IT) sector, Signal Processing (SP) is integral. Defined as the manipulations and modifications of message-conveying mediums such as sounds, images, videos, and electromagnetic waves to extract useful and usable information, it has a solidified and well-established mathematical foundation underneath. SP also serves as an invaluable foundation to Machine Learning (ML), an increasingly demanding and ubiquitous topic. SP and ML often go together to produce intelligent and
autonomous systems.
This presentation will cover the importance of signal processing in the IT section, applications, future prospects as well as what you need to succeed in the subfield of electrical engineering. It will also cover how classical implementation of SP or DSP can be vastly improved by complementing it with ML modules.

Title:
IEEE DL Seminar by Dr. Karen Haigh on Cognitive RF Systems: Using AI to Solve Complex Problems
Date:
March 4th
7:00 PM (2 hours)
Location:
UH Manoa Holmes Hall
Honolulu, HI
Abstract:

This presentation by Dr. Karen Haigh will introduce a broad overview of how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in complex radio frequency systems. AI enables RF systems to respond more quickly and effectively to dynamic environment conditions with complex and novel emitters. I will illustrate where the AI techniques of situation assessment, decision making, and machine learning can function in an RF system, and show how Cognitive Radio, Cognitive Radar and Cognitive Electronic Warfare are the same concept. I will describe how to handle real-time in-mission learning, motivate why this capability is crucial, and present ideas on how to evaluate a system that learns during a mission. The presentation is based on the book "Cognitive Electronic Warfare: An Artificial Intelligence Approach"

 

Visitor Parking information can be found here: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/visitors/

Title:
IEEE WIE Phoenix March 2024 meeting - Teams
Date:
March 5th
11:00 AM (1 hour)
Abstract:

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Title:
IEEE PHX Section March Executive Operations & Communications Meeting (ExCom) Hybrid
Date:
March 5th
4:15 PM (2.2 hours)
Location:
Engineering Building 1
Phoenix, AZ
Abstract:

IEEE PHX Section Executive Operations & Communications Meeting (ExCom) in March will be HYBRID.  In this meeting we will discuss the PHX Section’s overall 2024 Goals, Strategy & starting calendar.  We will also discuss and move forward with the Section's old & new business including events, volunteer needs.  IEEE Student Chair/Leads, PHX-based IEEE Society Chair/Leads & PHX-base Affinity Leads are expected to attend or send a delegate, however any IEEE Member is welcomed.

This is a HYBRID event and dinner will be provided.  ***PLEASE REGISTER FOR MEAL HEADCOUNT***

Title:
Scripps Pier Tour - Oceanic Engineering Society
Date:
March 5th
4:30 PM (2 hours)
Location:
Old Scripps Building
La Jolla, CA
Abstract:

The San Diego chapter of the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) invites you to our first meeting of the year on March 5th, 2024 at 4:30 PM. Our kickoff event for the year is a tour of the world famous Scripps Pier at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.  After the pier tour, we will enjoy snacks and light refreshment while discussing future OES events.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact chapter chair, Greg Laugle at greg_laugle@yahoo.com.

A little bit about OES: IEEE OES is a society whose mission is to be the professional home of people passionate about ocean science, engineering, and technology.  In particular, the society hosts technical discussions, guest lectures, and events such as the OCEANS conference.

 

Title:
Neurophysiology-aware Mental Health Screening Using Mobile and Wearable Devices
Date:
March 5th
5:30 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Second lecture of the 2024 Invited Seminar Series (Virtual) organized by IEEE Computer Society San Diego Chapter. 

Previous lectures: All lectures of IEEE CS SD Invited Seminar Series 2023 

Title:
IEEE Alaska - ExCom
Date:
March 5th
7:00 PM (1.5 hours)
Abstract:

IEEE Alaska Executive Committee Meeting

Title:
Tech Talk - First Step In Engineering Pathways: The Academic to Real-World Engineering Transition
Date:
March 6th
10:00 AM (2 hours)
Location:
915 N Broadway
Everett, WA
Abstract:

Join us for an enlightening and informative Tech Talk "First Step in Engineering Pathways: The Academic to Real-World Engineering Transition." This presentation is tailored for audiences seeking valuable insights into the world of engineering and the transition from academic studies to real-world challenges.

Our esteemed speaker, Mr. Neno Novakovic, P.E., has over 30 years of experience in the aircraft engineering industry and will guide attendees through an exploration of the multifaceted role of engineers and what it truly means to pursue a career in this dynamic field. Drawing from his extensive professional background, our speaker will share personal anecdotes, valuable lessons learned, and practical strategies for success in the engineering realm.

Throughout the talk, attendees will gain invaluable insights into the journey of becoming an engineer, including essential skills, industry expectations, and career pathways. From understanding the foundational principles of engineering to tackling real-world problems with confidence, this event will empower the audiences to take their first step towards a fulfilling and impactful career in engineering.

Title:
IEEE-USA Livestream Webinar: Personal Branding
Date:
March 6th
11:00 AM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Are you an introverted or immigrant professional struggling to attract growth opportunities for any of these reasons?


You are afraid to speak up and put yourself out there
You struggle to differentiate yourself
You are not getting recognized


In this webinar, we will discuss how you can elevate your professional profile and attract opportunities by confidently communicating your value and expertise. 

We will focus on two specific tools: Your personal branding statement and your personal branding stories. 

We will review specific examples of do's and don'ts for each tool.

Title:
Branch Meeting
Date:
March 7th
2:15 PM (0 minute)
Location:
Duckering
Fairbanks, AK
Abstract:

Fourth Student Branch meeting of 2024 semester

Title:
IEEE SSCS Distinguished Lecture: Digitally-Enhanced Clock Generation and Distribution
Date:
March 7th
6:00 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:
Abstract:
Advancements in technology scaling have ushered in larger systems boasting enhanced functionality, increased operational speed, and expanded data bandwidth. However, these benefits come with more demanding clocking requirements, including extended distribution distances and heightened timing precision. Furthermore, technology scaling has rendered traditional analog design challenging. Wider PVT variations necessitate intensive calibration efforts, and increased integration levels call for resilience against external noise sources. Moreover, the fact that reference frequency and loop bandwidth do not scale at the same rate as technology leads to prohibitive costs for oversized loop filters. While pure analog implementations offer intuitive operation and elegant analysis, clocking circuits incorporating digital elements offer effective solutions to these challenges.
This presentation will cover how digital circuits can enhance clock generation and distribution through techniques like calibration and signal processing. Beginning with well-established methods that harness the mixed-signal nature of PLLs, such as delta-sigma modulation for the MDD in fractional-N PLLs, the presentation will shift toward digital-intensive architectures. It will focus on techniques that leverage digital implementations for error detection and enhance timing accuracy through either analog or digital correction. State-of-the-art designs featuring runtime calibration and power noise cancellation for clock generation and distribution will also be introduced. This talk will conclude with insights into future challenges and trends. Speaker Bio:
Ping-Hsuan Hsieh received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 2001, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, in 2004 and 2009, respectively. From 2009 to 2011, she was with the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. In 2011 she joined the Electrical Engineering Department of National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, where she is currently an Associate Professor. Her research interests focus on mixed-signal integrated circuit designs for high-speed electrical data communications, clocking and synchronization systems, and energy-harvesting systems.
Prof. Hsieh served in the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, and is currently a member of the Technical Program Committees of the IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference and the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference. She served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Internet of Things Journal from 2014 to 2018, a Guest Editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits Special Issue in 2021, and is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems and IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters.
Title:
Artificial Intelligence: New Challenges for Leadership and Management
Date:
March 7th
7:00 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Will AI replace 50% of jobs by 2030? It seems likely that humans must change what we do and adapt. With its widespread use, AI promises to allow humans to be released from simple repetitive tasks, and will surely start something new and creative.

As a background, Hollywood Sci-Fi movies are biased toward “machines will destroy us,” but Japanese Sci-Fi cartoons have a different paradigm of friendly robots who help us.

Friend or foe, which will it be? We will watch this interesting video and discuss how we think and feel about its message. Join us to discuss the implications of AI for management and leadership.

Title:
IEEE East Bay SPS Networking Event
Date:
March 7th
7:00 PM (2 hours)
Location:
Rocco's Ristorante Pizzeria
Walnut Creek, CA
Abstract:

You're cordially invited to an in-person professional networking event hosted by the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) East Bay Chapter! Whether you're just starting your career, an experienced professional in industry or academia, or an entrepreneur, this event is the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow SPS members, expand your network, discover new opportunities, and stay updated on industry trends.

Complimentary pizza and drinks will be provided for all attendees. To help us secure our reservation of the venue's private room, please RSVP at your earliest convenience.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Title:
IEEE Hawaii March ExCom
Date:
March 7th
8:30 PM (1 hour)
Location:
Holmes Hall 244
Honolulu, HI
Abstract:

Monthly ExCom meeting. All Section members welcome.

Dinner will be provided for per person. Please give cash to Matt Sahara on the day of. Students do not need to bring payment.

Title:
IEEE EMC Women in Engineering North America Virtual Event - Artificial Intelligence: What Motivates the Women in Engineering at INTEL?
Date:
March 8th
8:00 AM (1 hour)
Abstract:

This panel of semiconductor industry engineering experts has over 50 years of combined experience. From data science to software to artificial intelligence (AI), hear how they have navigated their demanding careers while juggling their personal lives and giving back through their community leadership. Ask your questions during the interactive section.  You’ll learn there is nothing artificial about these women engineers!

Did you know the 2024 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Signal and Power Integrity will be held in Phoenix, Arizona from August 5 to 9?  This webinar is a “sneak peek” of the Women in Engineering event planned for Wednesday, August 7, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.  Our speakers from INTEL will join us at this event. In addition, our host Anil Kumar will chair the “Ask the Experts” panel on “Modern Solutions to the Increasing Demand for Smaller, Higher Performance, Cost Effective PCB/IC/Chip Packages” at the symposium. Save the date for the March webinar AND the August Symposium!

Title:
Women in AI - Together we Thrive
Date:
March 8th
3:30 PM (4 hours)
Location:
SC-12 Auditorium
Santa Clara, CA
Abstract:
Agenda

3:30 PM Registration

4:00 PM Hands on Tutorials

5:00 PM LLM Talk

6:00 PM Panel: Future of AI

6:30 PM Dinner & Networking

Title:
Boise State University Presents Soldering Night Spring 2024
Date:
March 11th
3:00 PM (3 hours)
Location:
RUCH
Boise, ID
Abstract:

- Join the IEEE Boise State club's soldering night! We're soldering LED hearts together – no experience needed, just bring your curiosity and enthusiasm. Let's make connections and have fun with technology!

- The LED soldering kits are for every attendee! then the IEEE engineers will educate Boise State Community to solder the kits, the finalization is a red LED heart-shaped which flashes and fades!

 

Title:
IEEE PES SEATTLE EXCOM MEETING
Date:
March 11th
8:00 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

EXCOM Meeting

Title:
IEEE Hawaii YP March ExCom
Date:
March 11th
8:30 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Monthly YP ExCom meeting. 

Title:
IEEE How LiDAR is transforming Airport Security
Date:
March 12th
4:00 PM (1 hour)
Location:
16300
Tukwila, WA
Abstract:

Security is an important part of airport operations. LiDAR or light detection and ranging is used to boost airports' security and efficiency. With increased shootings and stabbings at airports, airports have adopted advanced security systems such as video surveillance and access control. LiDAR is also used in airports to enhance security, operational efficiency as well as passenger experience. LiDAR works by way of shooting laser pulses into the environment; the pulses bounce off objects and return to the sensor, allowing the system to draw a highly detailed 3D map of the surroundings. This is an advantage when there are dense areas of people. This technology can track intruders.

Title:
Generative AI: A Data Platform Architecture
Date:
March 12th
7:00 PM (2 hours)
Location:
567 Yosemite Dr
Milpitas, CA
Abstract:

This event will be available live at SEMI, as well as over Zoom. Get to SEMI by 6:30pm to network – and enjoy great pizza and refreshments! All attendees MUST register using the Eventbrite form (see link).

This talk will explore the power of Google Cloud’s AlloyDB Omni, a groundbreaking database technology poised to shape 2024’s technological landscape using analytics acceleration and built-in machine learning for optimizing performance and managing complex workloads. This technology enables data platforms for dynamic business analytics and cutting-edge Generative AI (Gen AI) applications, and is compatible with the widely popular PostgreSQL open source database.

This presentation will discuss how these platforms are deployed seamlessly across the Edge and Data Center Core on the Lenovo platform, and with Google Cloud for optimizing online transaction processing (OLTP) and real-time data analytics. Extensive vendor-neutral information will be shared as well. There will also be a deep dive into the fascinating realm of state-of-the-art Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) using Vector Databases. The talk will conclude with a live demonstration showcasing both Basic and Advanced RAG functionalities.

Title:
The Ground Fault Neutralizer - Protection System Delivering Robust Results in Utility-Triggered Wildfire Risk Mitigation
Date:
March 13th
11:45 AM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Swedish Neutral has pioneered what is arguably one of the most effective technologies for mitigating the risk of wildfires caused by powerlines: the Ground Fault Neutralizer (GFN). 

Some of the most devastating wildfires of the 21st century can be attributed to distribution powerlines.

 A practical approach to mitigate the ignition risk would involve transforming exposed conductors into insulated cables and placing powerlines underground. However, the associated expense of approximately M per mile of conductor — an economic burden too substantial for electric utility providers to bear.

 An alternative strategy involves substituting exposed overhead wires with covered conductors. Given the considerable cost of approximately jumi-1.5M per mile, this solution does not offer a consistently reliable outcome.

Costing just a fraction of the expense incurred by approaches above, the Ground Fault Neutralizer (GFN) system delivers robust results. As affirmed in the Functional Performance Report and Cost-Benefit Analysis published in 2020 by Victoria's Energy Safety Regulator (ESV), the comprehensive evaluation confirms that the operational performance of the deployed GFN systems aligns with expectations concerning bushfire risk mitigation. In certain cases, these installed GFNs have even surpassed expectations by effectively addressing more intricate faults and thereby diminishing the risk of bushfires.

In addition to wildfire risk mitigation advantages, the GFN significantly increases reliability - obviates the necessity for Public Safety Power Shutoffs; and public safety (risk of electrocution) of energy distribution assets. 

 

Title:
Communications between Chiplets – Bridge
Date:
March 13th
5:00 PM (1.5 hours)
Location:
Qualcomm Building Q
San Diego, CA
Abstract:

Chiplet is a chip design method and heterogeneous integration is a chip packaging method. Chiplet design and heterogeneous integration packaging have been generated lots of tractions lately. For the next few years, we will see more implementations of a higher level of chiplet designs and heterogeneous integration packaging, whether it is for cost, time-to-market, performance, form factor, or power consumption. In this lecture, the following topics will be covered: (1) System-on-Chip (SoC); (2) Why Chiplet Design; (3) Chiplet Design and Heterogeneous Integration Packaging (a) Chip Partition and Chip Split, (b) Chip partition and Heterogeneous Integration, (c) Chip split and Heterogeneous Integration, and (d) Advantages and Disadvantages; (4) Lateral Communication between Chiplets (e.g., Bridges) (a) Bridge Embedded in Build-up Package Substrate, (b) Bridge Embedded in Fan-Out EMC with RDLs, (c) UCIe, and (d) Hybrid Bonding Bridge; (5) Chiplet Design and Heterogeneous Integration Packaging (a) Multiple System and Heterogeneous Integration with Package Substrate (2D IC Integration), (b) Multiple System and Heterogeneous Integration with Thin Film layer on the Package Substrate (2.1D IC Integration), (c) Multiple System and Heterogeneous Integration with TSV-less (Organic) Interposer (2.3D IC Integration), (d) Multiple System and Heterogeneous Integration with Passive TSV-Interposer (2.5D IC Integration) for artificial intelligence applications, and (e) Multiple System and Heterogeneous Integration with Active TSV-Interposer (3D IC Integration); (6) Summary; (7) Trends in Chiplet Design and Heterogeneous Integration Packaging.

Title:
MAD Games - Multi-Agent Dynamic Games: What can you learn from Autonomous Racing?
Date:
March 13th
6:30 PM (1.5 hours)
Abstract:

Balancing performance and safety are crucial to deploying autonomous vehicles in multi-agent environments. In particular, autonomous racing is a domain that penalizes safe but conservative policies, highlighting the need for robust, adaptive strategies. Current approaches either make simplifying assumptions about other agents or lack robust mechanisms for online adaptation. In this talk we will explore research themes on perception, planning and control at the limits of performance. We explore: 

(1) How to generate the most competitive agents who dynamically balance safety and assertiveness by using distributionally robust online adaptation and Game-theoretic planning 
(2) How to be better-than-the-best using imitation learning with multiple imperfect experts
(3) Using invertible neural networks to solve inverse problems in localization and SLAM 
(4) How to build the most efficient autonomous racecar with Multi-domain optimization across vehicle design, planning and control; 

We realize all our research in the https://f1tenth.org autonomous racecar platform that is 10th the size, but 10x the fun! The main takeaway from this talk is how you can get involved in very exciting research on safe autonomous systems.  I will also present projects on AV Gokart that we are doing in the Autoware Center of Excellence for Autonomous Driving.

Title:
IEEE CN Smart Cities San Juan Puerto Rico
Date:
March 14th
7:00 AM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Smart Cities San Juan. Find out why San Juan is one of the top Smart Cities in the world. Smart Energy, smart health, smart transportation, smart water and smart governance. San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero was elected chairman of the Latin American Federation of Municipalities’ Latin American Network of Smart Cities (FLACMA for its initials in Spanish), an organization that represents and groups the more than 16,500 cities of the 33 countries of Latin America. Hear more on these success stories at our upcoming Smart Cities session.

Title:
Using Diamond in Advanced Packaging: Current Developments and Status [remote/no fee]
Date:
March 14th
7:50 AM (1.2 hours)
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:

[this is a no-charge online event]

Joana Mendes will present a detailed background on current status of diamond film development. Artificial diamond films are deposited from a mixture of methane and hydrogen — and the deposition of the material is not an expensive process. However, the integration of diamond films and electronic devices requires the development and optimization of new processing lines, which is a costly procedure. LEDs, for instance, have become low-cost components. Are manufacturers willing to trade the current low cost for higher efficiency/performance and longer lifetime? Specific upcoming possibilities are for HEMT packaging, 5G/6G RF modules in cell phones, and in heterogeneous integration such as for high-power SiP modules.
The second talk: Diamond Foundry, Inc. produces CVD single-crystal diamond (SCD) at scale, and recently achieved the historic milestone of the creation of the world’s first 100mm SCD wafer. SCD as heat spreader achieves performance enhancements of 3-6x and temperature reductions of 65C due to its unmatched high isotropic thermal conductivity (2,200W/m-K). Jeroen van Duren will describe the manufacturing of SCD dies and wafers and use for AI and power electronics packaging 

 

Title:
Task-oriented Communications for Edge AI
Date:
March 14th
5:30 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Discover the future of edge AI in our upcoming talk by Dr. Jun Zhang, an IEEE Fellow and Associate Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Delve into the shift from traditional data-oriented communications to task-oriented approaches, optimizing data transmission for specific inference tasks. Learn about the development of effective feature encoders and the introduction of EdgeGPT, an autonomous edge AI system. This presentation will highlight innovations in edge video analytics and mobile robotics, offering insights into achieving high accuracy and low latency in resource-constrained devices. Join us to explore cutting-edge strategies for enhancing edge computing solutions.

 

Abstract

Deep learning has achieved remarkable successes in many application domains, such as computer vision, image processing, and natural language processing. However, deploying powerful deep learning models on resource-constrained mobile devices (e.g., wearable or IoT devices) faces great challenges. Recently, edge AI techniques that rely on the emerging mobile edge computing platforms have been proposed, which forward intermediate features to be processed by a powerful edge server. To achieve high-accuracy and low-latency inference, effective feature encoders with low complexity and high compression capability will be needed. This calls for a paradigm shift in wireless communications, from “data-oriented communications”, which maximize data rates, to “task-oriented communications”, where the data transmission is an intermediate step to be optimized for the downstream inference task. This talk will introduce recent progresses on task-oriented communication for edge inference. An effective design principle based on information bottleneck will be firstly introduced, which will then be extended to multi-device cooperative perception based on a distributed information bottleneck framework. Use cases on edge video analytics and edge-assisted localization for mobile robots will be presented, followed by introduction of EdgeGPT, an autonomous edge AI system empowered by large language models.

Bio:

Jun Zhang received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is an IEEE Fellow and an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research interests include wireless communications and networking, mobile edge computing and edge AI, and cooperative AI. Dr. Zhang co-authored the book Fundamentals of LTE (Prentice-Hall, 2010). He is a co-recipient of several best paper awards, including the 2021 Best Survey Paper Award of IEEE Communications Society, the 2019 IEEE Communications Society & Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, and the 2016 Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications. He also received the 2016 IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Best Young Researcher Award. He is an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications and IEEE Transactions on Machine Learning in Communications and Networking, and was an editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2015-2020).

Title:
Probabilistic Computing With p-Bits: Optimization, Machine Learning and Quantum Simulation
Date:
March 14th
6:30 PM (1.5 hours)
Location:
1120 Ringwood Ct.
San Jose, CA
Abstract:

ABSTACT

 

Probabilistic computing with probabilistic bits (p-bits) has emerged as a promising candidate in physics-inspired computers, offering an energy-efficient approach to probabilistic algorithms and applications

In this talk, I will discuss how magnetic p-bits can be combined with conventional CMOS to create hybrid probabilistic-classical computers for various applications such as solving the Boolean satisfiability problem, energy-based generative machine learning models like deep Boltzmann machines, and quantum simulation for investigating many-body quantum systems. I will demonstrate how physics-inspired probabilistic computing can lead to graphics-processing-unit-like success stories for a sustainable future in computing.

For a more detailed description see this lecture’s detailed description.

SPEAKER

Kerem Çamsarı received the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 2015, where he continued as a postdoctoral researcher before becoming Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California Santa Barbara in 2020. His doctoral work established a modular approach to connect a growing set of emerging materials and phenomena to circuits and systems, a framework adopted by others. In later work, he used this approach to establish the concept of p-bits and p-circuits as a bridge between classical and quantum circuits to design efficient, domain-specific hardware accelerators for the “beyond-Moore” era of electronics. He is a founding member of the Technical Committee on Quantum, Neuromorphic, and Unconventional Computing within the IEEE Nanotechnology Council where he currently leads the Unconventional Computing section. For his work on probabilistic computing, he has received the IEEE Magnetics Society Early Career Award, a Bell Labs Prize, an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, and a National Science Foundation CAREER award. He is a senior member of the IEEE.

Title:
[2024 IEEE Region 6] Region 6 Annual OpCom in Seattle
Date:
March 15th
1:00 PM (2 days)
Location:
Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 15920 West Valley Highway, Tukwila, WA 98188. 
Seattle, WA
Abstract:

2024 IEEE Region 6 OpCom

On March 15-17, 2024 Region 6 will have its annual Operating Committee (OPCom) meeting in Seattle.  Come join the IEEE Region volunteers and leaders as we participate in in-person workshops, interactive sessions and networking to make 2024 a great year for all IEEE members in the Western US region.   All Section Chairs should plan to attend and we encourage the section to support additional members attendance.  All are welcome!  

The IEEE Region 6 Opcom is the largest annual IEEE Region 6 meeting, and gathers together the entire IEEE Region 6 Committee – Including the IEEE Region 6 sections, Region 6 Area Chairs, and Region 6 Executive Committee Officers.    In addition to regular region business, bylaws, and budget, the meeting includes extensive training and opportunities to learn from local and global IEEE experts and leaders from major technical and educational activities and organizations across IEEE and IEEE USA.  

Look forward to seeing you there! 

HOTEL INFORMATION:  The event will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 15920 West Valley Highway, Tukwila, WA 98188.   The region has discounted pricing for our attendees - please use this link:   IEEE R6 hotel reservations .  If there are any questions on the hotel, contact them at  1-800-Embassy (1-800-362-2779). Reference group code – 92S .  >>Please sign up for hotel rooms soon to get the discount

Title:
IEEE YP Pizza Night
Date:
March 15th
4:30 PM (1.5 hours)
Location:
5150 W Overland Rd
Boise, ID
Abstract:

Come join us for some pizza and a chance to talk with other engineers.

Title:
IEEE YP Bowl-o-Rama: Striking Connections
Date:
March 17th
1:30 PM (3 hours)
Location:
4505 39th Ave SW
Seattle, WA
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:

RSVP:

You're invited to join us at the IEEE Bowling event, hosted by the Young Professionals affinity group. The event will take place at West Seattle Bowl, offering an exciting opportunity for networking and fun.

Kindly register your attendance using the provided link. Registration is applicable to both members, non-members and students. Your registration is essential to ensure an accurate headcount, as spots are limited.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

About the event:

The IEEE YP AG Bowling Networking Event aims to bring together IEEE members, non-members, students, and professionals in the fields of electrical engineering and computer science for an evening of team engagement, networking, and relationship-building in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. Beyond the recreational aspect of bowling, this event serves as a platform to foster meaningful connections, break down barriers, and strengthen the professional network within the community.

 

Event: IEEE YP Bowl-o-Rama: Striking Connections

Date: March 17, 2024 Time 1:30 – 4:30 PM

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Registration and Welcome

  • Participants arrive at the bowling alley and register for the event. IEEE YP AG gives a brief introduction, welcoming everyone and providing an overview of the event's objectives and agenda.

 

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Bowling and Networking

  • Participants form teams or join lanes. Bowling games commence, with participants rotating lanes or teams after each game to encourage networking and interaction.
  • Throughout the bowling session, encourage participants to engage in casual conversations, exchange contact information, and network with others in their lane or nearby lanes.
  • Optional: Provide icebreaker questions or conversation starters related to electrical engineering and computer science to spark discussions among participants.

 

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Closure and Networking Wrap-Up

  • IEEE YP AG gathers all participants for a brief closing session.
  • Reflect on the bowling experience and encourage participants to share any highlights or memorable moments from the event.
  • Thank attendees for their participation and contribution to the networking event. Remind participants to stay connected and follow up with any new connections made during the event.
  • Provide information about future networking opportunities or events within the engineering and computer science community.

 

4:30 PM: Event Concludes

  • Participants are free to continue networking informally or depart at their leisure.
Title:
IEEE-USA Livestream Webinar: Blockchain
Date:
March 20th
11:00 AM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology that enables secure, transparent, and immutable recording of transactions across a network of computers. At its core, a blockchain consists of a chain of blocks, where each block contains a list of transactions. It requires network consensus to ensure validity. Once consensus is met, a block can be added to the ledger as an immutable record of transaction.
This rather simple concept has already changed our transactional landscape a great deal since it emerged in popularity. Conceptually, blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt traditional systems, increase efficiency, transparency, and trust, and empower individuals and organizations across various domains.


But, how did we get here? How is the history of Blockchain tied to Engineering and Technology? Is Blockchain only significant in the Data sciences and Computer Sciences Industries?

Title:
Revolutionizing Healthcare using Generative AI
Date:
March 20th
11:30 AM (1.2 hours)
Abstract:

Free but required Registration: 

https://sjsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlfumqpjotGtTrgOueGSpOTxC2L08dm2vW

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Synopsis:

The panel discussion will explore the ground-breaking potential of generative AI in revolutionizing medical care. Generative AI holds immense promise for transforming healthcare, but ethical considerations, thorough validation, and responsible implementation are essential. Careful attention to these challenges will unlock the full potential of AI to improve diagnosis, treatment, and overall patient care. However, navigating the ethical and practical challenges will be crucial to ensure equitable, responsible, and impactful implementation for the benefit of all. This expansion includes specific examples, highlights potential benefits beyond patient care, personalized diagnosis, prevention of infectious diseases and Medical image processing. The emphasis should be collaboration and stakeholder involvement in addressing the challenges. The panellists will delve into a range of crucial questions on leveraging the predictive power of GenAI for personalized medicine, enhanced diagnostics, ethical dilemmas, mental health support, privacy-preserving practices, trust and transparency, and more.

Title:
2024 Monthly San Diego IEEE EXCOM - March Meeting
Date:
March 20th
5:30 PM (3 hours)
Location:
ATEC
San Diego, CA
Abstract:

Executive Committee meets to discuss San Diego IEEE activities at this monthly meeting. All IEEE members are welcome to attend. Please register. 

Title:
Technological Deep Dive into the Miracle Transmitter
Date:
March 20th
6:00 PM (2.5 hours)
Location:
500 El Camnino Real
Santa Clara, CA
Abstract:

Existing telecom infrastructure is inefficient and not energy scalable to future demand. The villain here is physics. Using today’s technology, universal 5G coverage for the United States alone would require a 16x increase in base stations and a 48x increase in power usage. Totaling over jumi.2T in cost, the amount of power that would need to be consumed is not feasible or sustainable. Eridan has developed an entirely new way to generate radio frequency signals at power, reducing the cost to deploy universal, high-speed wireless coverage by 10-100x. Eridan's Miracle is the world’s first switch-mode direct polar transmitter in gallium nitride. No other transmitter provides power efficiency, signal cleanliness, and spectrum agility all at the same time. Ultimately, this solution is applicable to every wireless market. In a small cell, the Miracle transmitter is twice as efficient as systems using linear power amplifiers and covers the same area at half the output power, due to the ultra-clean signals of its switched circuits. At scale, the Miracle reduces the cost of high-speed wireless coverage by up to 10x, and by up to 100x in sparse rural areas. Miracle’s frequency agility also opens the door for new spectrum allocation models, solving the artificial spectrum scarcity created by today’s rigid, frequency-fixed approach. In the near future, Miracle will also be built into a massive MIMO proof of concept system. Linear amplifiers are inefficient, and the future must be efficient. The future is fundamentally new transmitter architecture in gallium nitride, and the future is now.

Title:
2024 March Boise IEEE Opcomm Virtual Meeting
Date:
March 21st
5:00 PM (1.5 hours)
Abstract:

Virtual meeting.

You are encoruaged to RSVP.

Title:
2024 ComSoc & SPS Chapter Town Hall Meeting - virtual
Date:
March 21st
9:30 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

This is a virtual town hall meeting to shape our plans for 2024.

Title:
IEEE Green Energy Conference
Date:
March 22nd
6:00 AM (6 hours)
Abstract:

Join us for a day of immersion in Green Energy. What is it? Why do we vitally need it today? Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, Tidal, Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Hydro, Biomass, and fusion. Find out which of these clean energy resources are flourishing. Why are investment dollars flowing into fusion? Find out how these DERs (Distributed Energy Resources) are building resiliency (able to stay powered up after storms), Energy Efficiencies (more output power at less cost) and carbon reduction and sustainable processes and a greater good for our country, nation, and world.

Title:
Ham Radio Workshop: Zombie Apocalypse
Date:
March 23rd
8:00 AM (9 hours)
Location:
Engineering Building 1
Phoenix, AZ
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:

How do you communicate with the world when disaster strikes knocking out power, cell & internet? In this entertaining, hands-on workshop using a "Zombie Apocalypse" theme, participants will be trained by experts to learn what they need to know to obtain their FCC Amateur Radio license. Fee includes ALL examinations, ALL materials, access to radio equipment and lunch! Join us!

Workshop Features Includes:

*You will get a chance to “get on the air” before you actually test for and receive your Amateur Radio
License from the FCC.

*Licensed FCC examiners will provide their own personal radios - some costing
thousands of dollars - and guide you to try out with having to buy any gear first!

*Learn the ITU Phonetic Alphabet
*Receive free FCC Exam study materials. Take one, two or all three of the FCC exams -Technician, General, and Extra classes ( value each) & Re-take FCC exams at no additional cost
*Find out how to send email without the internet

Title:
IEEE Hawaii Section 8th Annual Whale Watching Cruise And Social March 23rd on Atlantis Cruise Majestic
Date:
March 23rd
2:00 PM (3 hours)
Location:
Atlantis Cruise Majestic
Honolulu, HI
Abstract:

Join us for the 8th annual IEEE Hawaii section Whale Watch Cruise and Social on Atlantis Adventures Majestic on Saturday March 23rd from 11AM to 2PM.  Meet the Hawaii section officers, find out what is happening in the section and watch whales.  Group limited to 30 persons, deadline to register and pay is March 15th.  Details in attached PDF.

Title:
IEEE Special Event at Maxwell's Birthplace! Monday Afternoon, March 25, 2024, in Edinburgh, Scotland
Date:
March 25th
8:00 AM (2.5 hours)
Location:
14 India Street
Edinburgh, SCO
Abstract:

 

Unveiling the Genius: Exploring James Clerk Maxwell's Life and Contributions, Antenna Calibration Advancements, and Robotic Antenna Measurements

 

Our speakers have convened in Edinburgh from the US and the UK to share their expertise with us. 

 

See below for the presentation titles, abstracts, and speaker bios.  

 

This meeting is open to IEEE/IET members and non-members; there is no charge to attend, but you must register in advance.  Attendance is strictly limited at this historic venue.  Registration will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Reserve early to ensure your spot.

 

The organizers are grateful to the Trustees of the James Clerk Maxwell Foundation for their assistance with this meeting planning.

Title:
Wearable sensing for health and performance
Date:
March 25th
2:00 PM (0 minute)
Abstract:

Recent advances in digital health technologies are enabling biomedical researchers to reframe health optimization and disease treatment in a patient-specific, personalized manner. Rather than a one-size-fitsall paradigm, the charge is for a particular profile to be fit to each patient, and for disease treatment (or wellness) strategies to then be tailored accordingly. Wearable sensing can play an important role in this effort by augmenting existing research in -omics and medical imaging towards better developing such personalized models and phenotypic assays for patients, and in continuously adjusting such models to optimize therapies in real-time to meet patients’ changing needs. While in many instances the focus of such efforts is on disease treatment, optimizing performance for healthy individuals is also a compelling need. This talk will focus on research on non-invasive wearable sensing of human physiology, with application to biomechanics, cardiovascular, and pulmonary monitoring applications. A specific focus of the talk will be on recent technologies leveraging acoustics and vibration sensing for these applications, including the sounds emitted by the joints during movement, the vibrations of the body in response to the heartbeat, and lung sounds. Ultimately, such technologies can enable personalized titration of care and optimization of performance to reduce injuries and rehabilitation time for athletes and soldiers, improve the quality of life for patients with heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and reduce overall healthcare costs.

Title:
Journey through the Cosmos: A Woman Engineer's Exploration in Astrophysics
Date:
March 25th
6:30 PM (1.5 hours)
Abstract:

We are thrilled to announce that we will explore the vast realm of astrophysics with our esteemed invited speaker, Dr. Akhter. Dr. Akhter serves as a lecturer in Astrophysics and Physics at the University of Wollongong, bringing a wealth of expertise and knowledge to our event

Title:
IEEE Tech Talk Mars Rover
Date:
March 26th
7:00 AM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Join us for a session on the Mars Rover. What is the status of the Mars Rover? What do we expect to learn from the Rover? How are we using what we are learning from the Mars Rover to plan our trip to Mars in 2039? Find out from NASA scientists and Engineers on what break throughs they are making with the Rover.

Title:
Performing OTA Measurements in an EMC Range – A Real or False Good Idea?
Date:
March 26th
5:30 PM (2.5 hours)
Location:
1120 Fulton Pl
Fremont, CA
Abstract:

5:30pm social and food

6:15pm presentation starts

 

Getting the money and space for implementing more anechoic chambers serving various test purposes can be a difficult path. The question “Dear Test & Measurement Solution Supplier, I have a large full-vehicle EMC chamber. Could you modify it, so it can do both EMC and OTA measurements?” is increasingly asked these days. Even though the evaluation of unintended electromagnetic radiation phenomena and intended radiation performance have a lot in common, they also differ in many respects. This talk discusses the trade-off that has to be made when choosing to combine EMC and OTA in one test environment and discusses the scope of specific combinations that work better than others.

Title:
SusTech Talk - Groundwater as a Rescue for Sustaining Agriculture with Farmer’s Decision
Date:
March 26th
6:00 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

SusTech is hosting talks on Sustainability topics leading up to the 2024 conference in April.

“Groundwater as a Rescue for Sustaining Agriculture with Farmer’s Decision”

with Shakeel Ahmed, Visiting Professor, Islamic University of Science and Technology, J&K, India; Former Chief Scientist, CSIR - National Geophysical Research Institute and former Team-Leader, Indo-French Centre for Groundwater Research, Hyderabad, India

Date/Time:

Tuesday, 26-March-2024, 9-10 pm US Eastern, 6-7 pm US Pacific

 

Title:
IEEE EMC Society Distinguished Lecturer Talk - Weds March 27th
Date:
March 27th
6:00 PM (2 hours)
Location:
C
San Diego, CA
Abstract:
IEEE EMC Society Distinguished Lecturer Talk

Performing OTA Measurements in an EMC Range – A Real or False Good Idea?

by Dr. Benoit Derat

Senior Director for Systems Developments and Project Implementations, Rohde & Schwarz, Munich

 Event Details:Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 6PM -8PM Advanced Test Equipment Corp.10401 Roselle StreetSan Diego, California 92121 Cost: Complimentary and Dinner will be providedOn-site Parking will be complimentary  Topic:Performing OTA Measurements in an EMC Range – A Real or False Good Idea?
Getting the money and space for implementing more anechoic chambers serving various test purposes can be a difficult path. The question “Dear Test & Measurement Solution Supplier, I have a large full-vehicle EMC chamber. Could you modify it, so it can do both EMC and OTA measurements?” is increasingly asked these days. Even though the evaluation of unintended electromagnetic radiation phenomena and intended radiation performance have a lot in common, they also differ in many respects. This talk discusses the trade-off that has to be made when choosing to combine EMC and OTA in one test environment and discusses the scope of specific combinations that work better than others.
Title:
Phoenix IEEE EMC Chapter Meeting - Performing OTA Measurements in an EMC Range
Date:
March 28th
5:30 PM (2.5 hours)
Location:
Compliance Testing
Mesa, AZ
Abstract:
The IEEE EMCS Phoenix Chapter Presents Dr. Benoit Derat of Rhode Schwarz

Performing OTA Measurements in an EMC Range – A Real or False Good Idea?

Dr. Derat will be discussing the performance of  OTA measurements in an EMC range. 

Social hour and dinner provided. 

Title:
Phoenix EMBS Chapter Meet & Greet
Date:
March 28th
6:00 PM (2 hours)
Location:
Vito's Pizza and Italian Ristorante
Mesa, AZ
Abstract:

Please note a change in the date. This event will now be held on March 28 at 6:00 pm.

Apologies for the inconvenience - but hope you can still attend.

 

EMBS Phoenix Chapter Meet & Greet! The EMBS Phoenix Chapter officers are excited to finally host our first in-person meeting. We look forward to meeting our membership, an evening of networking and learning more about what our membership hopes to see in this chapter going forward.

Dinner will be served. Soda, coffea and tea are included. Drinks are available for purchase.

Plus one is most welcome.

 

Please email embs.phx@ieee.org if you have any questions.

Title:
IEEE Hawaii WIE Excom
Date:
March 28th
8:30 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

IEEE Hawaii WIE ExCom monthly meeting to discuss future events and initiatives.

Title:
Scientific Entrepreneurship: Taking Labs results to market. Understanding the process, Assessing Markets and Securing Funding
Date:
March 29th
12:30 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Unlock the potential of scientific entrepreneurship with Senior IEEE member Marc Perron as he bridges the gap between academia research and industry. In this succinct 30-minute presentation, Marc delves into the essentials of navigating the technology transfer and deep tech entrepreneurship landscape, comprising three key components:

Process: Understand and sidestep common obstacles hindering technology transfer success. Marc provides actionable strategies to navigate through these challenges effectively.

Assessing Market Viability: Gain insights into evaluating the market potential of your ideas. Marc equips you with discerning methodologies to determine the feasibility and success of your business projects in real-world scenarios

Securing Funding: Explore the critical connection between research innovation and funding business opportunities. Marc illuminates pathways to secure essential financial support for your endeavors.

Concluding the presentation is a 15-minute Q&A session, offering a platform to clarify concepts and glean additional insights into the reality of creating a business from technologies coming from a R&D lab. By the end of this session, attendees will be well-prepared to consider scientific entrepreneurship as a viable alternative to traditional career paths, armed with more knowledge and confidence to embark on their entrepreneurial journey successfully.

Title:
IEEE Network Night at T-Mobile Park
Date:
March 29th
5:00 PM (2.5 hours)
Location:
1201 1st Avenue S
Seattle, WA
Abstract:

Join us for a Networking Night with the IEEE.

Title:
Integrated Imaging and Vision Techniques for Industrial Inspection
Date:
April 1st
2:00 PM (0 minute)
Abstract:

This lecture presents a detailed focus on the use of machine vision techniques in industrial inspection applications. The lecture will provide insights on a range of inspection tasks, drawn from their cutting-edge work in academia and industry, covering practical issues of vision system integration for real-world applications.

Advanced machine vision systems may incorporate multiple imaging and/or vision modalities to provide robust solutions to complex situations and problems in industrial applications. A diverse range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, electronics, pharmaceutical, biomedical, semiconductor, and food/beverage, and manufacturing, etc., have benefited from recent advances in multi-modal inspection technologies. This lecture highlights both the advances in technologies and vision system integration for practical applications. The advances provide an insight into recent progresses and developments of imaging and vision techniques for varied industrial inspection tasks while the applications present the state-of-the-art of imaging and vision system integration, implementation, and optimization.

Topics and features:

  • Presents a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art hardware and software tools for machine vision, and the evolution of algorithms for industrial inspection
  • Includes in-depth descriptions of advanced inspection methodologies and machine vision technologies for specific needs
  • Discusses the latest developments and future trends in imaging and vision techniques for industrial inspection tasks
  • Provides a focus on imaging and vision system integration, implementation, and optimization
  • Describes the pitfalls and barriers to developing successful inspection systems for smooth and efficient manufacturing process

Bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and engineering practice, this lecture will attract graduate students interested in imaging, machine vision, and industrial inspection. The lecture also provides an excellent reference for researchers seeking to develop innovative solutions to tackle practical challenges, and for professional engineers who will benefit from the coverage of applications at both system and component level.

Title:
Northwest Energy Systems Symposium (NWESS) 2024 - Making a Resilient Northwest Grid
Date:
April 3rd
7:15 AM (2 days)
Location:
1315 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:

The theme of the NWESS 2024 conference is “Making a Resilient Northwest Grid”. 

NWESS 2024 is a 2 day symposium that focuses on a wide range of topics and provides information on how to best address some of the most pressing energy issues facing our region.

The symposium is an industry driven conference; the topics are suggested and voted on by the Industry. The symposium is a combination of presentations and discussions.

Key Note Speakers to open the conference 

  • Mike Haynes, Assistant General Manager, Seattle City Light - Waiting for the Green Light

Topics to be presented at NWESS 2024 include:

  • Day Ahead Markets (Compare and Contrasting)
  • How Markets Impact Reliability
  • Energy Storage Development
  • Pacific Northwest Resource Adequacy
  • Virtual Power Plants
  • Maps and DER Hosting Capacity
  • A 25 MW Substation Battery Installation
  • Substation Security Designs
  • Protection & Control of Inverter Dominated Systems
  • Transmission Line Dynamic Line Ratings – Development, Operation & Use

NWESS  is sponsored by the electric energy industry in the Pacific Northwest, the IEEE and the Electrical Energy program at the University of Washington.

University of Washington, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Bonneville Power Administration

Electric Power Systems Inc

Snohomish County PUD

Puget Sound Energy

Seattle City Light

Peninsula Light

Tacoma Power

Title:
IEEE-USA Livestream Webinar: Work/Life Balance & Stress Management
Date:
April 3rd
11:00 AM (1 hour)
Abstract:

This webinar, presented by Carmen Osborne, will focus on the importance of having a healthy work/life balance and how to manage the daily stressors we all face.

Title:
Overview of Demonstration Project Aimed at Harnessing Renewable Energy on Remote Islands
Date:
April 3rd
2:30 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Okinawa Prefecture is located at the southernmost tip of the Japanese archipelago, comprising a vast expanse of sea spanning 1,000 kilometers east to west and 400 kilometers north to south, consisting of approximately 160 islands of various sizes. Among these, there are 37 inhabited islands where 1.46 million people reside.

Okinawa Electric Power Company (OEPC) is a vertically integrated electric utility company engaged in all generation, transmissions, and distribution. The OEPC supplies electricity to all inhabited islands in Okinawa Prefecture. The prefecture has 11 independent power systems, and due to the small scale of the island grids other than the main island of Okinawa, diesel power generation serves as the primary source.

The OEPC has been forward-thinking in integrating solar and wind from the perspectives of climate change countermeasures and fuel cost reduction on the islands. However, on small grids, the widespread integration of intermittent renewable resources such as solar and wind power can pose technical challenges regarding energy balance, subsequently affecting grid frequency. To cope with this, the company has focused on developing battery control technology to stabilize grid frequency by mitigating solar and wind power fluctuations.

Moreover, as renewable energy increases, diesel units face operational challenges, with decreased output levels reducing negative headroom and necessitating corrective action through suppressing renewable energy output. As a substitute for diesel units, while maintaining grid support capability, OEPC has developed a motor-driven generator powered by renewable-charged batteries, known as an MG set. The MG set comprises generators, AC induction motors, and batteries, addressing the negative headroom issue. Additionally, the MG set allows for battery charging during periods of excess electric supply, particularly when operating in regenerative charging mode. In 2020, on Hateruma Island, all diesel generators were provisionally stopped, and this grid, alongside wind power, MG sets, and batteries, achieved a 100% renewable energy supply for around ten continuous days.

This webinar showcases two demonstration projects: 1) a Grid stabilization project with advanced battery controls on Miyako Island and 2) a 100% renewable energy supply project using the MG set on Hateruma Island.

Title:
IEEE Hawaii April ExCom
Date:
April 4th
9:30 PM (1 hour)
Location:
Holmes Hall 244
Honolulu, HI
Abstract:

Monthly ExCom meeting. All Section members welcome.

Dinner will be provided for per person. Please give cash to Matt Sahara on the day of. Students do not need to bring payment.

Title:
IEEE PES SEATTLE EXCOM MEETING
Date:
April 8th
8:00 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

EXCOM Meeting

Title:
IEEE Hawaii YP April ExCom
Date:
April 8th
8:30 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Monthly YP ExCom meeting. 

Title:
Human-Machine Interface (HMI) Sensors: The Next Frontier
Date:
April 9th
7:00 PM (2 hours)
Location:
567 Yosemite Dr
Milpitas, CA
Abstract:

This event will be available live at SEMI, as well as over Zoom. Get to SEMI by 6:30pm to network – and enjoy great pizza and refreshments! All attendees MUST register using the Eventbrite form (see link).

Human-Machine Interface (HMI) sensing technology has played a critical role in the forms of mechanical switches and rubber keypads used in health care, consumer electronics, and the automotive industry. However, the clumsy “push buttons” used for many years have been gradually replaced with seamless buttons such as on the steering wheel of electrical vehicles (EVs) as well as the touchscreens used in most smartphones. These smartphones and many EVs thus have the beautiful sleek design of a complete panel, or what is called a “smart surface.” As such, seamless buttons and touch surfaces which adopt a gapless design are now an important part of our daily life.

This talk will focus on new force-sensing technology that is transforming the user experience with machines. Included will be a discussion of their basic mechanisms, benefits, and use cases, and a comparison of these to the mechanical buttons and capacitive sensors used in earlier devices. Why force-based sensor solutions are the next leap in sensing technology will be explained, including how they are advancing industrial design in a wide range of applications. There will also be a detailed discussion of how Qorvo’s HMI sensing technology is fabricated mainly on a proprietary MEMS process, and how it can attach under either a touch surface or a capacitive touch display, or as the side button of a smartphone or smartwatch. This technology is able to detect a user’s input at multiple levels through virtually any material, shape, and thickness.

Title:
IEEE-USA Congressional Visits Day (CVD) - In-Person Event
Date:
April 10th
5:00 AM (2 days)
Location:
2001 L Street, NW
Washington, DC
Abstract:

IEEE-USA’s Congressional Visits Day (CVD) is an annual event that brings engineers, scientists, mathematicians, researchers, educators, and technology executives to Washington to raise visibility of and support for engineering and technology. IEEE-USA's CVD will be held in-person in 2024, with all meetings coordinated by Soapbox Consulting.

This premier event is open to all IEEE members in the United States, especially those who support federal STEM research. The program consists of a series of briefings and meetings, culminating with a full day of visits with your Congressional delegates.

Visit https://ieeeusa.org/public-policy/cvd/ for more details and to register.

Title:
IEEE Boston Tech Conference and Expo 2024
Date:
April 12th
5:00 AM (9 hours)
Location:
100 Boardman Street
Boston , MA
Abstract:

Join us for the IEEE Boston Tech Conference and Expo. Find out the latest trends in artificial intelligence, AI, ML, Machine Learning, Space Exploration Lunar Landing Artemis, fusion, RF, Microgrids and Utilities, Health and Electronics and Smart Cities Boston.

Title:
Girls Make STEM with Heart - IEEE STEM event for middle school girls
Date:
April 13th
9:30 AM (5 hours)
Location:
Isbell Middle School
Santa Paula, CA
Abstract:

Girls in grades 5 to 8 will become scientists and engineers for a day. They will explore how science, technology, engineering and math can help sustain our planet. 

Students can choose from workshops on chemistry, circuits, gravity, programming, solar energy, or sound. 

Event is free of charge, but capacity is limited. Lunch will be provided.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Registration is requred.
  • Doors open at 9:30 AM.
  • Parents are welcome to join the workshops after 2:00 PM to see what their daughters have learned.
  • Parking: The main parking lot and event entrance is on the 400 block of Harvard Blvd. Overflow parking is available on South 4th Street.
  • Questions? Contact stem2024@ieee-bv.org
Title:
IEEE-USA Livestream Webinar: "You have your first job. Now, how do you start your career?"
Date:
April 17th
11:00 AM (1 hour)
Abstract:

"You have your first job. Now, how do you start your career?"

[MORE DETAILS TO COME!]

Title:
2024 Spring Membership Elevation Meeting
Date:
April 20th
11:00 AM (1 hour)
Location:
473 N Rosemead Blvd
Pasadena, CA
Abstract:

2024 Spring Membership Elevation Project on 4-20-2024

The virtual meeting will start at 11:00 a.m. and ends by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on April 20, 2024 followed by a Drive Thru Grab and Go host by Metro LA Section at Stonefire Grill in Pasadena CA (Stonefire Grill, 473 N Rosemead Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107). The participants can do their Drive Thru after they complete their assignments as requested by Dr. Huang, the Section Membership Chair.

RSVP: Please email the following by 4/15/2024

Eremita Miranda at eremitam@outlook.com

Dr. Shouhua Huang at shouhua.huang@jpl.nasa.gov

Those who are interested in this project, please send an email with your CV, membership number, and a brief about your 5-year significant performance to: shouhua.huang@jpl.nasa.gov  and eremitam@outlook.com.  You will receive more information on this event including the Drive Thru Grab and Go lunch from the Event Chair. (eremitam@outlook.com)

This is addressed to three groups:

  1. to those who want to be elevated to the IEEE senior member (SM) level and are ready to fill the application. If you do, please send an email to Dr. Huang with your resume, your membership number, and a brief about your 5-year significant performance / achievements in IEEE designated fields.  He is the Metro Section Membership Elevation Chair (shouhua.huang@jpl.nasa.gov ) cc the Event Chair: eremitam@outlook.com
  2. The other Group is addressed to those members that are already senior members. They want to contribute to the profession as a reference to applicants. Please send Dr. Huang an email with your membership number if you want to be a reference. Please cc the Event Chair: eremitam@outlook.com
  3. The other Group are typically YPs seeking help for them to plan ahead to qualify for the Senior membership as early as possible in their careers and want to learn as much as possible from qualified /experienced engineers

Metro LA Section Elevation Committee, led by Dr. Huang, the Metro LA Membership Elevation Chair, is making a great effort to help members apply for Senior membership. To qualify, the applicant must have been in the IEEE-designated profession fields for 10 years or longer. Senior member is the highest honor a member can apply for. The next step is Fellow grade; to be nominated for a Fellow, the nominator must be a senior member or a Fellow.  The member has to be a senior member at least 3 years.

The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and shall be conferred only by invitation of the Board of Directors upon a person of outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in IEEE-designated fields, and who has made important individual contributions to the profession. The nomination process is very time consuming; however, the section nomination chair, Ms. Eremita Miranda (eremitam@outlook.com) is willing to spend the time to help members achieve the Fellow grade. She requires that the candidate must have contributed to the section as a high performer officer.  For more information on the fellow program, please go to: www.ieee.org/fellow.

Title:
Advances in Holographic-Type Communications
Date:
April 22nd
12:00 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Dive into the exciting world of holographic-type communications with Prof. Filip De Turck, an expert in network management and holographic-type technologies. This talk will explore the evolution of video streaming and the shift towards network softwarization, highlighting volumetric media's potential through practical examples. With his extensive background and over 750 publications, Prof. De Turck will address the challenges and opportunities in this field, aiming to inspire collaborative research. Join us for insights into the next-gen communication technologies.

 

Abstract:

This talk will give an overview of video streaming technologies over telecommunication networks while also taking the important evolution towards network softwarizaton into account.

The importance and the opportunities provided by volumetric media delivery will be outlined by means of several examples.

The most appropriate approach for volumetric media delivery and the various challenges and techniques will be highlighted next.

Finally, an overview of research challenges and opportunities will be presented to stimulate further collaborative research.

 

Short bio:

Dr. Filip De Turck is a professor at the Department of Information Technology (Intec) of Ghent University and Imec, Belgium, with expertise in communication software, network resource management, adaptive multimedia service delivery, and next-generation video delivery platforms. In this research area, he is involved in and successfully completed many research projects with industry and academia, served as Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Network Operations and Management (CNOM), former chair of the Future Internet Cluster of the European Commission, is on the TPC of many international network and service management conferences and workshops and serves in the Editorial Board of several network and service management journals. Prof. Filip De Turck regularly organizes international workshops on the above-mentioned topics, served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM), and steering committee member of the IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), the IFIP/IEEE Integrated Network Management (IM) Symposium, the IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (IEEE NetSoft) and the IFIP/IEEE Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM). He also served as chair of the IEEE SDN Initiative Conference Committee, which coordinates initiative IEEE events and conferences on Softwarized Networks. Prof. Filip De Turck was named a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) for outstanding technical contributions to network resource management and adaptive service delivery and serves as a ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer. He is currently (co-)author of over 750 publications. He received the IEEE ComSoc Dan Stokesberry Award 2021 for particularly distinguished technical contributions to the growth of the network operations and service management field.

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Title:
Del Mar Electronics and Manufacturing Show
Date:
April 24th
10:00 AM (7 hours)
Location:
Del Mar Fair Grounds
Del Mar, CA
Abstract:

The annual Del Mar Electronics and Manufacturing Show will be held at the Del Mar Fair and Exposition Center. 

The IEEE Consultants' Network of San Diego and the San Diego IEEE Section will both be hosting booths.

In addition a number of IEEE members will be presenting on a variety of topics at the show.

Title:
Del Mar Electronics and Manufacturing Show
Date:
April 25th
10:00 AM (5 hours)
Location:
Del Mar Fair Grounds
Del Mar, CA
Abstract:

The annual Del Mar Electronics and Manufacturing Show will be held at the Del Mar Fair and Exposition Center. 

The IEEE Consultants' Network of San Diego and the San Diego IEEE Section will both be hosting booths.

In addition a number of IEEE members will be presenting on a variety of topics at the show.

 

Title:
IEEE SSIT Lecture: Self-Driving Cars: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Date:
April 30th
10:00 AM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Prof Mary (Missy) Cummings (Director of the Mason Autonomy and Robotics Center (MARC) at George Mason University, USA) will present "Self-Driving Cars: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly" at 6pm (UTC+1) / 1pm EDT on 30 April '24. Click here to convert to your local time

IEEE UK and Ireland SSIT Chapter and SSIT IST-Africa SIGHT are cooperating with a number of IEEE OUs including: New Jersey Coast Section SIGHT; New Jersey Coast IM/Computer Joint Chapter;  IEEE Region 1; IEEE Region 2;  Vancouver Section Jt. Chapter,TEM14/PC26/E25/SIT30; North Jersey Section SSIT Chapter; Susquehanna Section Computer Chapter; Southeast Michigan Section  Vehicular Technology Chapter; Phoenix Section Computer Chapter; UK and Ireland Computational Intelligence Chapter; UK and Ireland Computer Society Chapter, UK and Ireland Vehicular Technology Chapter and UK and Ireland Oceanic Engineering Chapter to organise this SSIT Lecture as a joint Webinar on 30 April '24. 

Registration

IEEE and SSIT Members as well as non-IEEE Members are invited to Register and participate. 
IEEE Members should include their IEEE Membership Number when registering.

Access to online Meeting

Registered participants will be provided with the link prior to the event.

Guest Lecture Focus
Self-driving cars have been a dream from almost the time the automobile was invented. With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), this dream has seemingly become reality with driverless commercial operations already taking place in a handful of cities around the world. However, the recent tragic accident involving a pedestrian and a Cruise self-driving car, as well as a number of high-profile Tesla crashes, raise the possibility that such 
systems may not actually be as capable as envisioned, and questions have arisen about their safety both nationally and internationally. Given these concerns, it is important to step back and analyze both the actual safety records of these vehicles and just why AI is struggling to operate safely under all conditions in autonomous vehicles.

This lecture will highlight the strengths and weaknesses of AI in self-driving cars, as well as in all safety-critical applications, and lay out a roadmap for safe integration of these technologies on public roadways.

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