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Title:
SMART Power Flow Controllers – A Necessity for Future Power Grid
Date:
May 17th
2:00 PM (1 hour)
Location:
1 Grand Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA
Abstract:

Power flow control techniques have been practiced, from using inductors, capacitors, transformers and load tap changers in the earlier days of electrical engineering to power electronics-based solutions in recent years. Even though the costs and complexities of the available solutions vary widely, the basic underlying theory of power flow control is still the same as it has always been. The question is which solution one should employ. The answer depends on knowing what the true need is. The power industry’s pressing need for the most economical ways to transfer bulk power along a desired path may be met by building new transmission lines, which is a long and costly process. Alternately, it may be quicker and cheaper to utilize the existing transmission lines more efficiently. The key is to identify the underutilized transmission lines and harness their dormant capacities to increase the power flows to the lines’ thermal limits using the most cost-effective and time-tested solutions.

The presentation is designed to provide the basic principles of power flow control theory, an overview of the most commonly used power flow controllers, and future trends. The audience will hear from an expert who actually designed and commissioned a number of power electronics-based FACTS controllers since their inceptions in the 1990s. Two reference books are as follows.

  1. Introduction to FACTS Controllers: Theory, Modeling, and Applications (ISBN: 978-0-470-47875-2), IEEE Press and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2009
  2. Power Flow Control Solutions for a Modern Grid using SMART Power Flow Controllers (ISBN: 978-1-119-82435-0), IEEE Press and John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2022.
Title:
IEEE SF PES AdComm Meeting
Date:
May 17th
12:00 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Administrative Committee reporting & planning meeting 

Title:
IEEE Brew with the Crew - “Clean Energy Deployment for Resilience – Value of Field Demonstration to Pave the Way"
Date:
May 16th
3:45 PM (1.2 hours)
Location:
Virtual meeting
Idaho Falls, ID
Abstract:

Abstract: In the U.S., there are at least 500 municipal, electric co-operative, and publicly owned utilities
with local hydropower in their generation portfolio. Ideally, these hydropower plants can play a crucial role
of local grid resilience and support critical loads in the event of weather affected transmission failure or bulk
power system black out. Yet, many of them lack the capability of local grid and critical load’s stable
restoration due to their small (at most 10 MW) size. Energy storage, such as Li-Ion battery or ultracapacitor
can theoretically stabilize such small hydro based local grid restoration, but such proof-of-concept must be
demonstrated before any storage deployment is decided. Field demonstration of integrating an energy
storage with an actual hydropower plant, black start, and critical load restoration is time sensitive, and
coordination among multiple stakeholders for such execution can be overwhelmed. This presentation will
share the challenges faced, de-risking strategy applied, lessons learned, and ongoing activities based on
two INL-led black start field demonstrations. The presentation will also introduce the entire team and
collaboration behind these demonstrations.

Bio: S M Shafiul Alam is a research scientist in the Power & Energy Systems Group of INL’s Energy &
Environment Science & Technology Directorate. His work primarily focuses on technical assessment,
experimentation, and demonstration of hybrid energy systems such as hydropower with energy storage to
enhance operational flexibility while upholding reliability and resilience. Shafiul served as the Technical
Lead of 1) planning, and execution of ultracapacitor hardware-in-the-loop simulation, 2) onsite deployment
of micro PMU and data management for the preparation of April 2021 Idaho Falls Power Black Start Field
Demonstration. He also led the laboratory experiment and other technical activities in preparation of the
July 2023 Fall River Electric Cooperative Black Start Field Demonstration. Additional information on his
research activities is available through Google Scholar.

 

* The brewing will begin at 4:45 with the topical discussion starting at 5:00 and ending at 5:45 to allow for post-presentation conversations. The event will adjourn at 6:00. Finger food will be provided to keep the stomachs from growling .

Title:
IEEE SeattleU Student Branch: PSE Industry Tour
Date:
May 16th
1:15 PM (2.8 hours)
Location:
Kirkland, WA
Abstract:

Join us for our second industry tour of the 2023-2024 school year! On Friday, May 16th we will be touring the PSE substation at Kirkland. The facility is used to switch power for local distribution, including an office for controlling. Transportation will be provided!

 Here are the logistics for the tour: When: Thursday 5/16 from 2:30 PM - 4 PM (leave at 1:15pm)Where: 13635 NE 80th Street, Redmond, WA 98052 
Title:
IEEE SSCS Oregon Chapter May Meeting and Seminar (Virtual)
Date:
May 16th
9:00 AM (1.5 hours)
Abstract:

IEEE SSCS Oregon Chapter May Meeting and Seminar

Join us for a (virtual) talk from SSCS Distinguished Dr. Tim Piessens from ICsense, Leuven, Belgium, on Thursday, May 16th. The seminar will be held from 9:00am to 10:30am (PST) via a Virtual format. Please register for the meeting link and information.

Register via the included Zoom link. You need to register via Zoom (not vTools) to be able to join the meeting.

 

Topic:

Challenges in Battery Monitoring Systems for Electrical Vehicles

 

Abstract:

Electrical vehicles will become the standard in private transport the coming decade. Since the battery is still the main component that will determine cost and driving range, a good battery control is the main component in an eV system.

A battery management system consists of 2 components : a current measurement system and a voltage monitoring system. Both have their own specific problems.

We will first discuss the different techniques to measure current : using a shunt, a Rogowski coil or using a magnetic sensor.

Next the voltage measurement chain will be tackled including techniques for dealing with the high voltages of a battery pack.

 

Speaker Biography:

Tim Piessens received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, in 1998 and 2003, respectively. During his Ph.D., he focused on a new type of power amplifier/line driver for xDSL applications. In 2004, he co-founded ICsense, where he is the CTO and is responsible for the technical content of projects in the medical, automotive and consumer fields.

His current research interests include analog sensor readouts, non-linear system design, power management, high-voltage design and low-power, low-noise analog front-end design.

From 2014 till 2021, he was a member of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference Technical Program Committee. He was a member of the ISSCC EU leadership, the ISSCC executive committee and the ISSCC vision committee from 2019 till 2021 and ITPC EU chair in 2021. From 2020 on, he is a member of the ESSDERC-ESSCIRC Steering Committee.

Title:
CLAS Executive Committee Meeting joint meeting with IEEE CSULB students
Date:
May 16th
7:30 AM (14 hours)
Location:
ECS 312, CSULB.
Long Beach, CA
Abstract:

May Excom Meeting, a joint meeting with IEEE CSULB Students Chapter

Title:
"Understanding Life via Computational Bioinformatics" IEEE OCCS & OC ACM Mtg
Date:
May 15th
6:30 PM (2 hours)
Location:
2040 Main St
Irvine, CA
Abstract:

Event Details  

Dr. Shawn X. Wang will provide an insightful exploration of computational bioinformatics, a field dedicated to extracting, organizing, and interpreting biological data to uncover new insights. Divided into two parts, the presentation will first highlight the transformative impact of computational bioinformatics research on enhancing quality of life and deepening our understanding of biology. In the second segment, Dr. Wang will offer a concise overview of his research endeavors, focusing on innovative algorithms and data analysis techniques applied to protein 3D structures, microarrays, and DNA sequence comparisons. Join us for a cohesive journey into the intersection of computation and biology.

About the Speaker Dr. Shawn X. Wang 

Dr. Shawn X. Wang is a professor of computer science at Cal State Fullerton. Dr. Wang holds a B.S. in mathematics from Xiamen University, an M.S. in computer science from Fudan University, and a Ph.D. in computer and information science from New Jersey Institute of Technology. His research interests include data mining, big data, cloud computing, bioinformatics, and cybersecurity. Dr. Wang is a member of ACM, ACM SIGMOD, and IEEE Computer Society. He is listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering and Who's Who in America. 

NOTE:  This is an IN PERSON meeting.  To receive a link to the event's recording, complete the survey referenced in the header or footer.

Title:
100-300 GHz Wireless Communications: transistors, ICs, systems
Date:
May 15th
6:30 PM (2.5 hours)
Abstract:

Learn about opportunities and the research challenges in the development of 100-300GHz wireless communications and imaging systems.

 

 

Title:
2024 Monthly San Diego IEEE EXCOM - May Meeting
Date:
May 15th
5:30 PM (2.5 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:
Utility Scale Solar Generation at Colorado Springs Utilities
Date:
May 15th
5:30 PM (1.5 hours)
Location:
Please park in the back (east side) of the building and enter through the doors labelled “Mesa Conference Room
Colorado Springs, CO
Abstract:

Pike Solar is the largest solar facility in the Coloado Springs Utilities electric system, consisting of 400,000 photovoltaic panels. Through our Power Purchase Agreement with Juwi, we are able to use the 175-megawatts generated by the solar plant to power approximately 46,300 homes a year.

Steve Schaarschmidt, PE. Transmission Operations engineer with Colorado Spring Utilities, will describe this system and distribution systems needed to support this new renewable resource.

This presentation will begin with an introduction to the grid-following inverter, then explore the medium-voltage collection system and the interconnection to the high-voltage transmission system. It will cover the operating characteristics of utility-scale solar generation, experience to date between the array owner and the hosting utility, as well as some problems that come along with these installations.

Presentation will be both in-person and virtual.  Attendees can attend both in-person or virtually. The virtual presentation will be via zoom. The zoom link to join the presentation will be sent to all registrants who have indicated on the registration form that they are attending the meeting virtually. The link will be sent out shortly before the meeting.

Parking for In-Person Presentation: When arriving at the Mesa Rd. facility please park in the back (east side) of the building and enter through the doors labelled “Mesa Conference Room

Refreshments: Pizza, soda and water will be provided for the in-person presentation.

Solar Field Site Visit: Colorado Springs Utilities is in the process of arranging an on-site visit to the solar field for the day after the presentation, May 16, at 6:30PM. A separate event notice will be sent out to all registered attendees (or given out at the presentation) if the on-site visit can be successfully arranged. 

 

 

 

Title:
PSYONIC - Advanced and Accessible Bionic Limbs for Humans and Robots
Date:
May 15th
2:30 PM (2 hours)
Location:
Building Q
San Diego , CA
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:

PSYONIC develops advanced bionic limbs that are accessible for humans and robots. Their first product, the Ability Hand, is an FDA-registered multiarticulated bionic hand that is the fastest on the market, robust to impacts, and gives users touch feedback. It is also covered by Medicare in the US. As a robotic manipulator, it is currently in use by NASA, Meta, Apptronik, Mercedes-Benz, and some of the top automakers, manufacturers, and brain-mother interface companies globally. This talk will detail the development of the Ability Hand, its current capabilities, and further advancements in bionic limbs that will be coming in the near future.

Title:
Overview of NEDO STREAM R&D Project for System Stability Aimed at Mass Introduction of Renewable Energy
Date:
May 15th
2:30 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

In October 2020, the government of Japan committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. In October 2021, they announced a goal of reaching a renewable energy sources (RES) ratio of approximately 36-38% by 2030. Achieving these targets through national research and development projects is accompanied by high expectations, with a solid emphasis on overcoming grid constraints and maintaining system stability to utilize RES as the primary power source.

One of these projects is a New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) initiative called "Future-generation Power Network Stabilization Technology Development for Utilization of Renewable Energy As the Major Power Source (STREAM)." This project aims to develop technologies for practical applications of inverter-based resources (IBRs) with synthetic inertia and the motor-driven synchronous generator (M-G sets) powered by RES as countermeasures against low inertia and short-circuit capacity reduction and to verify these effects.

This webinar showcases 1)the current status and future goals of RES integration in Japan, 2) technical challenges in power system stability (grid constraints) for achieving the aforementioned goals, and 3)an overview and preliminary results of the STREAM Project.

Title:
Pumping Iron: Revealing Counterintuitive Mechanisms of Magnetization Dynamics
Date:
May 15th
1:00 PM (2 days)
Location:
Berkeley, CA
Abstract:

Thin-film magnetic metals are workhorses in nanomagnetic devices, including sensors, memory, and
oscillators. Yet, even for the most widely used ferromagnets, we still do not fully understand the
mechanisms of key phenomena — such as magnetic damping and spin-orbit torques — for critical
device applications. This lecture will highlight progress in revealing rather counterintuitive
mechanisms of magnetization dynamics in thin films, especially those based on iron. Depending on the
audience, I will delve into one or both of the following recent findings: (1) a fundamental damping
mechanism from “procrastinating” electrons in clean iron films; (2) spin-orbit torque from subtle
symmetry breaking in iron-nickel alloy films. I aim to convey that even seemingly mundane magnetic
metals can exhibit intriguing foundational science, offering fresh perspectives on materials for
nanomagnetic devices.

Title:
The Battle Against Global Counterfeiting Continues
Date:
May 14th
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).

Counterfeiters are more active than ever, making products that are clever imitations that consumers cannot easily discern from the real thing. Estimated at .5 trillion annually and approximately 3% of world trade, it is the largest criminal enterprise in the world. American consumers tend to purchase the highest share of counterfeit goods at around 60-80% of all counterfeit goods sold. Counterfeits go way beyond consumer end-products to include components used in the automotive, electronics, aerospace, and defense industries.

In this talk, CNSV member Rosemary Coates will detail how counterfeiters have attained this huge foothold in the world market, as well as how Amazon and Chinese retailers such as Alibaba, Taobao, JD, and others are aggressively tracking and eliminating counterfeits on their platforms through new technologies such as invisible pigments, QR codes, photo mapping, and RFID. She will also discuss why industrial products and electronic components are harder to track, and the ties that counterfeiting enterprises have with terrorist organizations, international arms dealers, and drug cartels. With billions of dollars to be made through counterfeiting, the problem is expected to continue its daunting growth.

 

Title:
IEEE Seattle Section Excom Meeting May 2024
Date:
May 14th
7:00 PM (1.5 hours)
Location:
Admissions and Alumni Building 
Seattle, WA
Abstract:

IEEE Seattle Section Excom meeting with chapter and society chairs. 

Title:
Networking Night - hosted by the IEEE Orange County Section
Date:
May 14th
6:30 PM (1.5 hours)
Location:
Sgt. Pepperoni's Pizza Store
Irvine, CA
Abstract:

Networking Night

hosted by the IEEE Orange County Section

 

Join us for an in-person networking event for meet-and-greet with members of the IEEE Orange County Section.

 

Food will be provided. Register to allow for proper planning.

(Include any dietary restrictions during registration to allow organizers to adjust orders. We'll make an effort to meet your needs, but requests are not guaranteed)

 

Title:
IEEE Foothill ExCom/OpCom May 2024 Monthly Meeting
Date:
May 14th
6:30 PM (2.5 hours)
Location:
Bldg. 9
Ontario, CA
Abstract:

Every second Tuesday of the month is our ExCOm/OpCOm section meeting. 

Title:
IEEE Oregon May 2024 Excom In-Person Meeting
Date:
May 14th
6:00 PM (2 hours)
Location:
Intel RA4 Room 102
Hillsboro
Abstract:

Park in the parking structure and walk across the ground floor bridge to RA4. Room is outside the security control. If you can't find your way, call me at 503-901-6162.

 

Title:
IEEE Tech Talk: Getting Started with Systems Engineering and Requirements Management
Date:
May 14th
5:30 PM (1.3 hours)
Location:
Admissions and Alumni Building,
Seattle, WA
Abstract:

 

In today's engineering environment the need for requirements and requirements management is a given. Any industry can benefit from the use of Systems Engineering. Good requirements help keep projects on track, ensure the needs of the customer/user are met, and provide a baseline for the V&V team. A good process and tool can prevent scope creep as changes are managed and traced. This talk will describe best practices in getting started with requirements management tools. While many tools are introduced as silver bullets, the reality is that the introduction of a process and tool takes time and effort to learn and impacts processes. Schedules will likely expand and not compress on the first project to use a tool. I'll walk through an example of how introducing SE can help a company focus on results and create an efficient process to document projects and build the required deliverables.

Title:
The Meandering Path to Regulating Face Recognition and AI
Date:
May 14th
5:30 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Recent years have seen impressive advances in face recognition, machine learning, and generative AI technologies, and they are being increasingly deployed in a wide variety of applications. Yet they have also raised serious concerns with respect to privacy, bias, fairness, and serious misuse by individuals, companies, and governments. Some civil liberties and advocacy groups have been raising dire warnings and promoting legislation to ban such technologies. Legislative bodies at various levels are addressing these issues, sometimes in piecemeal or patchwork fashion and with limited information. We will review the current landscape and ask the question:  As technologists, what is our role in the public debate and the legislative process? Let’s discuss.

Title:
IEEE PES SEATTLE EXCOM MEETING
Date:
May 13th
8:00 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

EXCOM Meeting

Title:
PELS Excom meeting 05/13/24
Date:
May 13th
7:00 PM (0 minute)
Abstract:

PELS Excom meeting

Title:
Towards Programmable Smart Buildings
Date:
May 13th
5:00 PM (2 hours)
Abstract:

Abstract: 

The built environment has a data problem. The buildings, cities, water treatment plants, and other human-made systems produce more data now than ever before, opening new possibilities of using data to optimize operation, reduce energy consumption, predict performance, and identify faults. However, the complexity, heterogeneity, and high degree of churn of these systems makes it expensive and difficult to develop software for them. Models, control sequences, data analytics, and other software-based solutions must often be rewritten from scratch for each environment in which they will be deployed. The process of discovering and accessing data is further exacerbated by the lack of standardized structured representations of built environment systems. These challenges significantly impede the adoption of data-driven sustainable practices at societal scale.

 

This talk will explore the use of semantic knowledge graphs to normalize descriptions of the built environment, specifically smart buildings, and reduce the cost of developing and deploying data-driven software in these settings. First, I will describe how ontologies can constrain knowledge graphs to produce useful abstractions of complex cyber-physical systems, as typified by the Brick ontology for smart buildings. Elements of this work are being adapted into new knowledge graph standards for buildings. Next, I will show how knowledge graphs enable novel programming models for "portable software" where programs can adapt their own operation to individual environments, based on queries against the knowledge graph. The talk will also show how these emerging use cases for knowledge graphs contrast with prevailing approaches towards knowledge graph maintenance and management and give rise to new methods for specifying and repairing knowledge graphs. Finally, I will show how these new technologies enable novel applications for smart buildings.

Title:
Sigma Xi and Albuquerque IEEE Section Annual Awards Banquet
Date:
May 13th
4:00 PM (3 hours)
Location:
NM State Bar Association
Albuquerque, NM
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:

Sigma Xi and Albuquerque IEEE Section Annual Awards Banquet

Monday, May 13, 2024

Title:
Exec meeting
Date:
May 13th
11:00 AM (0 minute)
Location:
LANL Research Library
Los Alamos, NM
Abstract:

Monthly exec meeting

Title:
IEEE -Quantum Technologies: Threat and Security.
Date:
May 13th
8:00 AM (1.0 hour)
Abstract:

Quantum Computing is often presented as one of the most promising technologies of the 21st century, a 
total disruption, a revolution. Governments, technologists, marketers, investors, and analysts project 
that Quantum Computing will solve today's impossible problems with classical computers. 
However, the wonders of this emerging technology of computation also give rise to a new threat vector 
named Q-Day or Quantum Attacks, which means a threat to the current Communication Security due 
to the Quantum Computer’s future power to break asymmetric encryption and speed up brute force 
attacks for symmetric encryption. Therefore, communication security needs revolutionary and 
innovative solutions, a complete cryptographic system, and new technologies supporting various 
aspects of CIA triad and Privacy protection. 
The Question arises: Can we develop such a scheme of secure communication that cannot be 
broken?
Quantum Communication technologies might provide that by harnessing the laws of nature and Post 
Quantum Cryptographic solutions might provide that by finding more complex mathematical problems, 
but is that the answer we look for in cybersecurity? 
In this talk, I will explain what a quantum computer is, what a quantum advantage or quantum 
supremacy is, and why the world is thrown into a quantum race. I also will tackle the application side of 
quantum computation as a threat vector to our communication security and the state of the art of this 
technology in relation to cybersecurity. The technological solutions proposed to mitigate the quantum 
threat will be explained, and the talk will conclude with further steps required for achieving 
communication and information security.

Title:
Region 6, Southern Area Meeting
Date:
May 11th
9:00 AM (5 hours)
Location:
18021 Cowan Dr.
Irvine, CA
Abstract:

This is a great chance to meet other section and chapter officers!

There will be two separate meetings, with some joint sessions

   Section Officers, Starts at 9:00 AM

   Student Branch Officers, Starts at 10:30 AM

Special Talk

The Long and Circuitous Path of One Small Fabless Semiconductor Company
         John Cheng, IEEE member
John discusses the trials and tribulations of his career journey as an entrepreneur in the semiconductor sector.  Somewhat unique amongst engineers, John right out of college (UCI BSEE 1989) started as an one man shop, having to learn along the way business and management skills through errors and trials as the startup grew.  His business focused in analog IC design and incorporated in 1996 (www.customsiliconsolutions.com).  Over the years some recognizable clients served included Rockwell Semiconductor, Western Digital, Broadcom, Qualcom, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, L3 Harris, and many more.  John was responsible for more than 300 "tape-outs" in his career.  He will also highlight the major challenges a small semiconductor concern faces in the current environment.

SEE THE PRELIMINARY AGENDA BELOW

 

Title:
IEEE senior member/fellow programs: requirements and nominations
Date:
May 10th
5:30 PM (2 hours)
Location:
ATEC
San Diego, CA
Abstract:

 

In the first part of the meeting, Dr. Zhang will cover the senior elevation process (why becoming senior, senior member requirements, application process, how to find references, how to calculate number of years of experiences, and how to prepare application materials,  etc.).

In the second part,  Dr. Don Tan will cover the Fellow program.  Under Don’s leadership, the IEEE Fellow Committee has planned a full implementation of the BoD approved improvements, particularly specific measures for geographical and technical diversity measures and DE&I. The IEEE fellow grade is a prestigious recognition by the IEEE Board of Directors to a single individual for his or her technical accomplishments and contributions impacting society at large. It commands global acclaim and is a prestigious honor eagerly pursued by individuals worldwide. How do you answer the question then:   Am I qualified to be considered for an IEEE fellow, particularly, as a member from industry? What is the best way to prepare a nomination package? This talk by Dr. Tan will provide a unique perspective from an IEEE Fellow Committee Immediate Past Chair's viewpoint. It aims to demystify the fellow nomination and evaluation process. He will discuss on recent fellow statistics (Particularly those for Region 6 ), nomination package preparation, contribution category selection, references, endorsements, and qualification matrix details. A few samples from past successful nominations will be presented and discussed as well.

Title:
ExCom - May2024
Date:
May 10th
5:30 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Monthly ExCom

Title:
IEEE UTAH AESS - DISTINGUISHED LECTURER - RECONFIGURABLE INTELLIGENT SURFACES FOR RADAR AND COMMUNICATIONS
Date:
May 10th
4:30 PM (2 hours)
Location:
Merrill Engineering Building (MEB 2109)
Salt Lake City, UT
Abstract:
Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Radar and Communications

Presented by: Kumar Vijay Mishra, PhD; Senior Fellow at the United States CCDC Army Research Laboratory (ARL)

Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS) are being considered for future generation wireless systems and are already rapidly enabling novel applications in sensing and communications such as non-line-of-sight coverage, index modulation, polarization modulation, and adaptable patterns.

This talk will explore applications of reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs) to radar, wireless communications, and joint radar-communications, and will touch on deep learning-based techniques for RIS inverse design. 

Title:
IEEE USA's role in Shaping Technology Policy
Date:
May 10th
4:00 PM (1 hour)
Location:
510 S Center St Room# 243
Rexburg, ID
Abstract:

Join us as we learn how IEEE-USA represents the engineering profession to the US government by helping shape American technology policy for the benefit of IEEE members, the technology professions, and the broader American public. 

Date & Time: May 10th, 5pm-6pm Location: 510 S Center St Room# 243, Rexburg, ID 83460  Bio:Annie Perrin Grisham, Policy Associate at IEEE-USA, brings a robust blend of grassroots organizing and Capitol Hill experience to her role. With a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Mary Washington, Annie Perrin has navigated various positions, including roles with the U.S. House of Representatives and on a Congressional Political Campaign. In her recent position at COVID Survivors for Change, Annie Perrin spearheaded a national grassroots organizing program to support individuals affected by COVID-19, including those suffering from Long COVID. She oversaw strategic planning and managed outreach efforts to engage thousands of volunteers and survivors. With her attention to detail and dedication, Annie Perrin continues to make impactful contributions to the causes she champions. 
Title:
IEEE UTAH AESS - DISTINGUISHED LECTURER - SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR DISTRIBUTED JOINT RADAR-COMMUNICATIONS
Date:
May 10th
10:45 AM (1.2 hours)
Location:
IMSAR
Springville, UT
Abstract:
Signal Processing for Distributed Joint Radar-Communications

Presented by: Kumar Vijay Mishra, PhD; Senior Fellow at the United States CCDC Army Research Laboratory (ARL)

This talk will introduce newly developed joint radar communications (JRC) concepts and focus on recent developments toward distributed integrated sensing and communications (ISAC). We consider a broad definition of coexistence, which covers ISAC, collaborative communications, and sensing with interference.

 
Title:
IEEE Hawaii May ExCom
Date:
May 9th
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:
Overview of SETI Signal Processing: In Search of Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence
Date:
May 9th
6:00 PM (2 hours)
Location:
Soda Hall
Berkeley, CA
Abstract:

Abstract- 

SETI, or the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, attempts to answer one of humanity’s oldest questions: Are we alone in the universe? While astronomers have devoted significant effort to finding exoplanets and trying to observe evidence of remote astro-biology, a parallel exploration involves observation of “technosignatures”, or radio signals that originate outside the solar system with characteristics suggesting an intelligent source.

In many ways radio SETI is a special class of communications problem in the realm of electrical engineering, with aspects of game theory in the mix. Consider the challenges: the signal is unknown, and may be intentional (a beacon) or unintentional (involving navigation or communications). The transmit frequency is unknown. If a limited message is sent, the modulation will be unknown, and even if bits are produced, the message must be decoded. Energy or geometry may limit persistence, so only a small fraction of observations in any pointing direction will have a chance at detection. Without knowledge of the signal, matched filtering is not possible. Link budgets may force limits on the signal bandwidth (narrowband tones) or time duration (pulse trains).

This talk will introduce the SETI problem and describe the scope of efforts underway in the radio SETI community. Search strategies to maximize detection rate will be described, and narrowband SETI algorithms will be introduced. In recent years, SETI search capabilities have vastly improved with the use of interferometric arrays covering GHz-class bandwidths, commensal observing, and the use of racks of GPU-enhanced servers, significantly raising the potential for new discoveries.

Title:
New Frontiers in Terahertz Technology
Date:
May 9th
6:00 PM (2 hours)
Abstract:

Although unique potentials of terahertz waves for chemical identification, material characterization, biological sensing, and medical imaging have been recognized for quite a while, the relatively poor performance, higher costs, and bulky nature of current terahertz systems continue to impede their deployment in field settings. In this talk, I will describe some of our recent results on developing fundamentally new terahertz electronic/optoelectronic components and imaging/spectrometry architectures to mitigate performance limitations of existing terahertz systems. In specific, I will introduce new designs of high-performance photoconductive terahertz sources that utilize plasmonic nanoantennas to offer terahertz radiation at record-high power levels of several milliwatts – demonstrating more than three orders of magnitude increase compared to the state of the art. I will describe that the unique capabilities of these plasmonic nanoantennas can be further extended to develop terahertz detectors and heterodyne spectrometers with quantum-level detection sensitivities over a broad terahertz bandwidth at room temperatures, which has not been possible through existing technologies. To achieve this significant performance improvement, plasmonic antennas and device architectures are optimized for operation at telecommunication wavelengths, where very high power, narrow linewidth, wavelength tunable, compact and cost-effective optical sources are commercially available. Therefore, our results pave the way to compact and low-cost terahertz sources, detectors, and spectrometers that could offer numerous opportunities for e.g., medical imaging and diagnostics, atmospheric sensing, pharmaceutical quality control, and security screening systems. And finally, I will briefly highlight our research activities on development of new types of high-performance terahertz passive components (e.g., modulators, tunable filters, and beam deflectors) based on novel reconfigurable meta-films.  

Title:
Enhancing STEM Education through AI-Assisted Tutoring
Date:
May 9th
4:30 PM (1.5 hours)
Abstract:

AI-Assisted Tutoring represents a transformative approach to education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. This innovative educational model integrates artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to create personalized learning experiences, addressing the unique needs and learning styles of each student. The core of AI-assisted tutoring lies in its ability to analyze vast amounts of data, including student performance metrics, learning preferences, and engagement levels, to tailor educational content and methodologies.

The system employs algorithms and machine learning techniques to identify knowledge gaps, predict learning outcomes, and adapt instructional strategies in real-time. This dynamic approach ensures that students receive targeted support in areas where they need it most, promoting deeper understanding and retention of complex STEM concepts. Moreover, AI-assisted tutoring can simulate one-on-one interaction, providing immediate feedback and guidance, thereby fostering a supportive and responsive learning environment.

The integration of AI in STEM education has the potential to revolutionize traditional teaching paradigms by making learning more accessible, efficient, and effective. It can bridge educational gaps, enhance student performance, and inspire a generation of learners to excel in STEM disciplines. This abstract explores the potential of AI-assisted tutoring to transform STEM education, highlighting its benefits, challenges, and future prospects in nurturing the next wave of innovators and problem-solvers.

 

Title:
UNDERSTANDING WI-FI & UWB TECHNOLOGY~ SPL @ LIBERTY PARK
Date:
May 9th
12:00 PM (3.5 hours)
Location:
Liberty Park Branch of the Spokane Public Library (SPL)
Spokane , WA
Abstract:

     HALF-DAY SEMINAR MAY 9:  WiFi/UWB

 

IEEE Spokane is proud to co-sponsor an educational and comprehensive Half-Day Seminar on WiFi and Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Technologies – a no-cost event, including a complimentary lunch, co-sponsored by the Rohde-Schwarz Corporation and IEEE Spokane.   

 

Founded 90 years ago, Rohde-Schwarz has expanded worldwide over time, today including innovative divisions ranging from electronic test and measurement equipment to quantum computing to cyber-security.

 

This event, presented by Rohde-Schwarz experts, will first explore current developments in two key areas of today’s wireless communication, WiFi and UWB, and will then address unique specialized use cases for the two technologies.  Device testing topics will also be included -- and the event will conclude with a useful hands-on session in WiFi and UWB testing.

>> NOTE: Parking is free at the Spokane Public Library (SPL) Liberty Park Branch event location.

Title:
IEEE OC Section ExCom Meeting - May 9, MOVED ON-LINE
Date:
May 9th
6:30 AM (1.6 hours)
Abstract:

IEEE Orange County Section Executive Committee Monthly meeting - occurs every 2nd Thursday of the month.

All IEEE OC Committee/Chapter/Affinity/SIG Chair/Key Volunteers (or their proxy) are requested to attend. Other IEEE members are also welcome to attend. Please RVSP here to receive the meeting login information. Routine attendance is required to qualify for your chapter annual IEEE rebate.

To AVOID unauthorized attendance you MUST REGISTER for this event so that you can be sent the meeting link.

 

  

Title:
NVIDIA Graphics AI and Embedded Systems for Robotics
Date:
May 8th
6:30 PM (1.5 hours)
Abstract:

NVIDIA graphics AI and embedded systems for robotics will be discussed.

Title:
Cheers Oceaneers!
Date:
May 8th
5:30 PM (2 hours)
Location:
Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant
San Diego, CA
Abstract:
Cheers Oceaneers!

Welcome to the first in a new series of monthly meetings for the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES), San Diego Chapter.

Please join us for networking and friendly conversation about everything oceanic, engineering, science, Blue Tech, and more while enjoying pizza and drinks.  No need to be an IEEE or OES member. Everyone is invited. 

 

May 8th, 2024, Wednesday

5:30pm-7:30pm

 

Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant

UTC/La Jolla

7748 Regents Rd

San Diego, CA 92122

 

The enclosed patio is reserved for our group. 

No ticket required, but please order something for yourself from the restaurant.

 

Monthly every 2nd Wednesday

 

No formal agenda yet. We want to hear from you. We want to use these meetings to gather the energy from this crowd of like-minded people and create opportunities to accomplish shared goals. In the future, we plan to have presentations, themed events, etc., but let’s just start with getting everyone into the same space for an evening and let the interactions commence.

RSVPs are appreciated, but not required, just show up!

Title:
IEEE-USA Livestream Webinar: ChatGPT in the Workplace
Date:
May 8th
11:00 AM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Discover How Chat GPT Can Transform Your Job Search!

Did you know that only 24% of Americans harness the power of Chat GPT? Surprisingly, this tool is most popular among the 18-24 age group. However, many users disengage within just 7 minutes of interaction.

In 2024, leveraging Chat GPT for your job search holds incredible potential. Elizabeth's presentation offers innovative strategies to maximize this tool's effectiveness in your quest for employment. Join us to explore expert tips, unconventional methods, and tailored prompts that will revolutionize your approach to job hunting.

Title:
Generators 101 and Alternative Fuels
Date:
May 7th
7:30 PM (1 hour)
Location:
733 Bishop St.
Honolulu, HI
Abstract:

The IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Hawaii Chapter will be hosting a seminar series on generators with guest speaker and local legend, Cliff Yuen, from Hawthorne CAT. Generators are essential for many critical facilities to prevent disruptions of day-to-day operations. The focus of this talk will be on diesel genset applications and best design applications.  

While this talk is geared towards a "greener" audience (pun intended), this is great for EEs of all levels—whether you are a budding engineer looking to learn about best generator design practices, or are an experienced professional looking to brush up on basics and learn about alternative fuel sources that are becoming ever so common in our push towards a sustainable Hawaii.  

Join us in-person at 733 Bishop Street for free refreshments, a great time, and an awesome learning experience!

Don't work in town? Don't worry! Check out the Microsoft Teams link and call in.

Networking will continue at Conference Room F after the seminar for those with no additional evening plans. 

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

IEEE Alaska Executive Committee Meeting

Title:
IEEE PHX SECTION May 7, 2024 EXECUTIVE OPERATIONS & COMMUNICATIONS MEETING (EXCOM)
Date:
May 7th
6:30 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

May 7, 2024 START TIME 6:30 pm

Zoom Only 

Please join us for a QUICK (1 hr) IEEE PHX SECTION May 2024 EXECUTIVE OPERATIONS & COMMUNICATIONS MEETING (EXCOM)

Purpose:

IEEE PHX Section Executive Operations & Communications Meeting (ExCom) February.  In this meeting we will discuss the PHX Section’s overall 2023 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.

 

Agenda 
Chair Reports
   - Schedule Updates
  -Upcoming events
New Officers Intro and Call for open volunteer positions

Title:
IEEE PHX SECTION May 2014 EXECUTIVE OPERATIONS & COMMUNICATIONS MEETING (EXCOM)
Date:
May 7th
6:30 PM (0 minute)
Abstract:

Zoom Only 

Please join us for a QUICK (1 hr) IEEE PHX SECTION May 2014 EXECUTIVE OPERATIONS & COMMUNICATIONS MEETING (EXCOM)

Purpose:

IEEE PHX Section Executive Operations & Communications Meeting (ExCom) February.  In this meeting we will discuss the PHX Section’s overall 2023 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.

 

Agenda 
Chair Reports
   - Schedule Updates
  -Upcoming events
New Officers Intro and Call for open volunteer positions

Title:
Weekly Project / Update Meeting
Date:
May 7th
4:30 PM (1 hour)
Location:
Rexburg, ID
Abstract:

Meet with project teams :)

Title:
CSUSB WIE RC Car Workshop
Date:
May 7th
12:00 PM (1.5 hours)
Location:
San Bernardino, CA
Abstract:

CSUSB CSE and WiE groups hosted an RC Car Workshop as part of a multi-part series that has students get familiar with the Arduino Uno, soldering, circuit building, and other essential skills for building their own RC Car! There were about 15 students in attendance, and each had some time to work on their projects as a team!

 

Title:
IEEE Hawaii YP May ExCom
Date:
May 6th
8:30 PM (1 hour)
Location:
685 Auahi St Suite 216/217
Honolulu, HI
Abstract:

Monthly YP ExCom meeting. 

Title:
Voltage Regulation Schemes for Utility and Industrial Application
Date:
May 6th
3:00 PM (1 hour)
Location:
ECS
Long Beach, CA
Abstract:

Electric power sources are frequently located away from population centers. Therefore, the electricity must be transported from the power sources to consumers through transmission and distribution lines. The voltage changes its magnitude and phase angle at any point along a line due to the voltage drop across the line impedance, which is caused by the flow of current in the line. However, the voltage at a point-of-common-coupling with a load must be maintained within the regulatory limits. Voltage regulation techniques have been practiced in power grid applications with the use of inductors, capacitors, transformers and load tap changers (LTCs) since the earlier days of electrical engineering. However, the latest trend is to use more and more power electronics-based solutions. Even though the costs of the available solutions vary widely, the basic underlying theory of voltage regulation is still the same as it has always been. The voltage control techniques are applicable in electric transmission lines as well as various other applications, such as motor drives, flicker control, harmonic mitigation, and so on. In examining the various solutions for voltage regulation, the presenter discusses how these solutions address both functional needs and cost demands.
The presentation is designed to provide the basic principles of voltage regulation theory, an overview of the most commonly used voltage regulators, and future trends.

Title:
May 2024 - Cyber Security Threats & Best Practices
Date:
May 6th
2:00 PM (1.5 hours)
Abstract:

For the May meeting, the Alabama Section has invited Joe Parker of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to present “Cyber Securtiy Threats & Best Practices”.  CISA is the Nation’s risk advisor. The Agency protects the Nation’s critical infrastructure from physical and cyber threats by working with partners to defend against today’s threats and collaborating to build a more secure and resilient infrastructure for the future.    

Joseph “Joe” Parker serves as a Cybersecurity Advisor (CSA) with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), based in Huntsville, AL.  As a CSA, Mr. Parker provides cybersecurity assistance to critical infrastructure owners and operators within both private and public sectors.  CSAs introduce organizations to various CISA cybersecurity products and services, along with other public and private resources, and act as liaisons to CISA cyber programs. CSAs can provide and coordinate cyber preparedness and resiliency assessments, share threat information, and facilitate incident coordination and support in times of cyber threat and disruption.

This virtual event will be held on Monday, May 6th, 2024.  All attendees are requested to register for the virtual meeting on vTools.  Please email RoyBrown@southernco.com after attending the event if you want a PDH certificate.

 Add this meeting to your calendar. (Cannot add from mobile devices.) Can't join the meeting? Contact support.

 

 

Title:
Connect & CLASH: IEEE Young Professionals Networking Hour
Date:
May 4th
6:30 PM (1 hour)
Location:
Saranac Commons
Spokane, WA
Abstract:

Join us for an inspiring morning of professional growth and networking at our "Connect & CLASH: 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 casual board games at the lovely Saranac Commons, 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 connect, CLASH and collaborate to boost your professional journey!

 

Sponsored by Black Label Brewing Company

Title:
IEEE - MSU end of semester BBQ
Date:
May 4th
1:00 PM (3 hours)
Location:
Bozeman, MT
Abstract:

Title:
10th Annual Oregon STEM Week
Date:
May 4th
9:00 AM (9 days)
Abstract:

Welcome to the 10th annual Oregon STEM Week!

Join us in a statewide celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities. We invite K-12 educators to share their exciting STE(A)M activities with fellow Oregonians. Each activity is registered and will appear on Oregon STEM Week 2024 Map. Each registered activity will be entered into a drawing giving Oregon's STEM Teachers an opportunity to win STEM supplies for their classroom.

Thank you for being a part of this inspiring movement to promote STEM education in Oregon!                                  

Title:
Test event
Date:
May 3rd
11:00 AM (0 minute)
Abstract:

Not a real event. Created to run some experiments with vTools events and eNotice.

Title:
Hybrid Free Workshop: Energy and Climate Technologies for the Arctic
Date:
May 2nd
7:00 PM (3 days)
Location:
4800 Spenard Road
Anchorage, AK
Abstract:

Join us for a fascinating event right in the heart of one of the planet’s areas most affected by the effects of climate change: Alaska! You will learn about climate change induced impacts, indigenous experience, state of the art local research programs, remote sensing, land and oceanic field studies, and new and developing technologies for transitioning energy systems. You will debate with your colleagues ways to prioritize technology development to address challenges caused by the changing Arctic ecosystem. You will become part of a growing expert community dedicated to building IEEE technology roadmaps to return our planet to sustainability.

Check-in Thursday, May 2. Meetings Friday and Saturday, May 3-4. Check-out Sunday, May 5.

The Lakefront Anchorage Hotel, Anchorage Alaska

IEEE has secured a block of rooms at The Lakefront Anchorage Hotel . To book your room, please use this IEEE Room Block Link . The room block extends from check-in on Wednesday 5/1 to check-out on Monday 5/6, at a rate of 9 per night. Additional nights can be requested at the same rate. Credit card information will be requested but no payment applied until you check out.

The hotel is located at 4800 Spenard Road, Anchorage, Alaska. Free airport shuttle is provided by the hotel. Meals and snacks on Thursday evening, Friday morning and lunch, Saturday all day, and Sunday breakfast are provided by IEEE. Friday evening is free time for you to explore the area, with free hotel shuttles available to take you to dinner downtown Anchorage.

Registration is open until April 21, or, for in-person attendance, until all slots fill-up (maximum: 30 participants). Don’t delay registering to secure your spot! You may participate in-person or remotely each day as needed to fit your schedule. Please fill out the registrations form(s) below according to your choice(s). For example, you may register in person for one day and remotely for another day, or in-person for the entire workshop, or remotely for the entire workshop:

Title:
Shine the Light! On Your Journey to Excellence
Date:
May 2nd
7:00 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

This talk presents the audience with two critical aspects required for any business to succeed and continue to thrive: Strategy & Culture, but which one is more important? Answering this is done in a fun and interactive way as the audience is engaged in conversation (or chat dialogue) about the significance of these two concepts and how to turn adversity into an advantage.

The audience gets to dive into the WHY, WHAT, & HOW of Strategy & Culture, to achieve success in any organization, culminating in a final poll at the end of the talk about which one matters most to them.

Title:
LMAG Xcom
Date:
May 2nd
4:00 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

The Oakland/EastBay Life Members Affiliate Group Executive Committee met via Zoom on May 2, 2024.   Attending were Maureen Vavra, Chair, Mickey Mantle, Vice Chair; Larry Moon, Secretary; and Karl Yang, Treasurer.

Curt Rowe, the new webmaster for the OEB Section, also attended and was introduced by Maureen.  There followed some discussion of future use of our web site being developed.  Larry mentioned that he had several power point presentations from past events that he has not been able to upload to the existing site. 

Maureen asked that committee members upload a photograph for inclusion in the web page.  (mug shot)

Karl gave a treasurer’s report showing our bank balance at 05.

Most discussion centered around the upcoming event on June 5th.  There was agreement to plan on a buffet style format reverting to ordering from the menu if the facility’s minimum requirement of 25 persons was not met.  A price of for IEEE members and for non-IEEE members was agreed upon.  It was thought that attendees from other Sections could be charged the non-member rate.  Subsequently Larry discovered that there was no way to differentiate between geographical units, the options being between membership grades, and non-members.

It was  recognized the vTools announcement was becoming overdue and Mickey offered to reach out to the speaker and get the information needed by Monday.  In the meantime Larry will put out an eNotice announcing the meeting subject and date, pending creation of the event in vTools.

There was some discussion of future events.  Something involving AI, and an event at the Hornet, were mentioned. The time frame for the next event is late third or early fourth quarter.

There was some discussion of joint sponsorship of events and more collegiality between groups and sections. Larry suggested that this was a topic that should be discussed at the Bay Aria Council level, there appearing to be little contact between Sections at this time.

The next executive committee meetings will be June 6th then July11th.

 

 

 

 

 

Title:
Convergence of AI, Physics, Computing, and Control for Energy Transformation by Dr. Qiuhua Huang
Date:
May 2nd
2:00 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Abstract: Energy transformation from decarbonized power systems, distributed energy resources, to building and transportation electrification is vital to meet clean energy goals in all counties and tackle climate changes. It also poses significant challenges in managing, optimizing and controlling the resulting complex energy systems. In the era of unprecedented technological advancement, the synergy between artificial intelligence (AI), physics, computing, and control systems presents unparalleled opportunities for addressing these challenges and revolutionizing the energy landscape. This talk explores the convergence of these disciplines and its profound implications for energy transformation. An integrated framework based on the idea of Convergence of AI, Physics, Computing, and Control is developed. At the heart of this convergence lies the fusion of AI with principles of physics, e.g., leveraging AI algorithms to model complex physical phenomena and exploiting physics to enhance the efficiency and robustness of AI algorithms. Moreover, computing technologies serve as the backbone of this interdisciplinary synergy, facilitating data analytics and decision-making in energy operations. In tandem with AI and computing, control theory plays a pivotal role in orchestrating the dynamics of energy transformation. This presentation delves into implementation of the convergence framework in two case studies, i.e., intelligent emergency control decision support in power system control rooms and intelligent energy management of a community. Finally, this talk also discusses the potential of this convergency framework, when combined with new hardware and software platform, for transforming the grid operation and control from the control rooms to the grid edge.

 

Dr. Qiuhua Huang is an Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines (Mines). Before joining Mines, he was a Principal Power System Engineer at Utilidata Inc and a Staff Power System Research Engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University in 2016. He is the recipient of the 2019 IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Prize Paper Award, 2018 R&D 100 Award and a few best conference paper awards in IEEE PES General Meeting. His research interests include power system modeling, simulation and control, fusion and application of AI/machine learning and advanced computing technologies for digitizing and transforming power and energy systems.

Title:
IEEE Metro LA Communications Joint Meeting with CalTech Student Branch
Date:
May 2nd
12:00 PM (1 hour)
Location:
California Institute of Technology, MOORE HALL B270
Pasadena, CA
Abstract:

The purpose of this meeting was to connect Metro LA Members with the Caltech student branch to network with each other, the IEEE meeting hosts, and learn more about IEEE. Dr. Chris Mattmann and the board of the IEEE Caltech Student branch spoke to the members about IEEE and its value.

Title:
IEEE Build-Up Substrate Symposium (BUSS)
Date:
May 2nd
8:30 AM (2 days)
Location:
SEMI World Headquarters
Milpitas, CA
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:

BUSS’24 is a two-day, in-person event — May 2-3, 2024 at SEMI Hdqtrs, Silicon Valley, CA USA  Visit www.ieee-buss.org

Unfortunately, we have reached the capacity of our facilities.  Please plan to join us next year for BUSS'25!

We are living in the era of heterogenous integration driven by fast, efficient and big data computing resources at our fingertips. The mega-monolithic silicon chip is a thing of the past, replaced with 3D heterogenous integration of chiplets onto a platform made of an organic build-up substrate. Volume manufacturers of build-up substrates are entirely based in Asia, leaving a desert in the US. Volume build-up substrates used by major IDMs are manufactured in Asian countries including Taiwan, Japan and China.
However, there are multiple activities starting up in the US, and this is why a gathering of the US players is important. This symposium is geared for all those involved in the supply chain of build-up substrates in the US, as well as users. As the US Congress debates H.R. 3249, the Protecting Circuit Boards and Substrates (PCBS) Act, this Symposium is an opportunity for all build-up substrate players to meet, network and cohesively work with funding agencies who will be invited to this symposium to focus on onshoring build-up substrate production and utilization.

Title:
Special IEEE-USA Washington Update: A Discussion on the Create AI Act & NAIRR
Date:
May 2nd
8:00 AM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Join us Thursday, 2 May, for a Special IEEE-USA Washington Update to learn about how the Creating Resources for Every American To Experiment with Artificial Intelligence Act of 2023 (CREATE AI Act) shapes AI development. Our special guest, Katerina (Katie) Antypas from the National Science Foundation, will delve into the establishment of the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR)—a vital hub for AI researchers and students.

Title:
IEEE UHM Student Branch - End of Year Social
Date:
May 1st
8:00 PM (1.5 hours)
Location:
Holmes Hall 244
Honolulu, HI
Abstract:

Don't forget about our End of Year Social happening May 1, 2024, 5:00pm - 6:30pm at HH 244! Come and join us to de-stress before finals and celebrate your hard work by relaxing with classmates and playing board games! Food will be provided.

Title:
Foothill Consultant Network
Date:
May 1st
6:30 PM (2 hours)
Abstract:

Monthly Consultants Network Meeting

Title:
Albuquerque IEEE April 2024 Section Board Meeting
Date:
April 30th
10:30 AM (2 hours)
Abstract:

Monthly section meeting. Meeting Place: Microsoft Teams Discussed: (1) Quick review of IEEE’s Mission and Vision statement, (2) Section Elections, (3) Financial Report, (4) Public Lecture Series, (5) Life Members, (6) Upcoming Events, (7) UNM Student branch, (8) NMT Student Branch, (9) WIE, (10) Sigma Xi,  (11) Educational Activities, (12) Future Meeting Location Discussion, Minutes maintained by Tim Donnelly.

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;  Vancouver Section Jt Transportation Chapter, UK and Ireland Computational Intelligence Chapter; UK and Ireland Computer Society Chapter, UK and Ireland Vehicular Technology Chapter UK and Ireland Oceanic Engineering Chapter, Chicago Section Computer Society Chapter and  Vehicular Technology 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.

Title:
Crafting Engaging Slides for Seminars and Conferences
Date:
April 27th
1:00 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

📢 📢📢

Join us for an enlightening seminar where we delve into the art of crafting captivating presentations tailored for both in-class seminars and oral talks at the international conferences. 
At this seminar, we'll explore the following key topics:
- Understanding How the Brain Processes and Retains Information: Gain insights into the encoding and decoding of the human brain and what the brain is attracted to.
- Tips to Capture and Maintain the Audiences' Attention: Discover effective techniques to engage your audience from start to finish, ensuring that your messages last.
- Tips to Create Informative and Impactful Slides: Unlock the secrets to making your slides clear to see, easy to read, and concise to remember.

RSVP now to secure your spot and take your presentations to the next level! 🚀

Title:
2024 IEEE GameSIG Intercollegiate Computer Game Competition Showcase
Date:
April 27th
1:00 PM (4.5 hours)
Location:
Chapman University
Orange, CA
Abstract:

Hybrid Event Details

Are you involved with Computer Game Development? Do you know of staff or students at academic institutions who are?  If so, please share this information on this event with them so they can attend this year's Competition.  The top 10 of this year's entries of the games' first stage  submitted will compete and be judged by professionals from the Computer Game Development industry. 

Building on the success of last year's competition, this year's is also being held in a Hybrid format! We'll be in-person at Chapman University, and virtually via Twitch (while the teams present to the judges via Discord).

The IEEE GameSIG Intercollegiate Game [Developers] Competition, now in its twelfth year, is an educational outreach project of IEEE GameSIG (which is part of the Orange County IEEE Computer Society, but does not geographically limit competing teams). The purpose of this event is to help students develop and demonstrate their skills at game design, development and promotion. They are challenged to show off a playable level of a game, live, in front of an audience of experienced game industry personnel and guests (which we are hoping you will join).  The Computer Society Publication Office produced a 9 minute Youtube video about a previous live Competition/Showcase which is available at 2013 IEEE Intercollegiate Game Showcase.

The competition typically attracts 30 to 50 entries, from which the top ten are chosen to present their work to the "live" audience and judges. Three primary awards are given, plus a series of special awards for unique achievements. These special awards are different each year based on the nature of what the developers are showing.  Their is also a People's Choice Award voted on by those attending in person or virtually.  More details on the competition can be found at GameSIGshowcase.org.

This year's showcase will be hosted from the Chapman University, Orande CA, and held Online via Twitch.

The Twitch stream will start at 1:00 PM (PT) and end by 5:30 PM (PT).Registered individuals will receive reminders about the Showcase as we get closer to the event, with the Twitch link provided the night before the Showcase.  The Twitch stream will be public.

Suggested donation is .00 for in-person attendance; there is no charge for virtual attendance, or for in person students , the under-employed, judges, staff and invited guests.

  • For those qualifying for free attendance, select "Get Tickets", the number of tickets and then "Check out".
  • For credit card sponsorship and support or donations, payment can be found as ticketing options at registration check-out.
  • For sponsorship payments, we'll contact you to acknowledge and verify processing. If unsure, please contact us.
    Support in check-form are preferred to avoid processing fees.
  • For inquiries and larger sponsorship or support, contact us for more information at gamesigshowcase@gmail.com.

Competition details are available at: http://gamesigshowcase.org/

Title:
Satcom System Overview
Date:
April 27th
1:00 PM (1 hour)
Location:
JD 1602
Northridge , CA
Abstract:
Albert Lin, PE, PMP has been a SATCOM consultant since retired from Boeing Satellites in 2017.  He has 30 years of experience working in all levels of communication payloads of system engineering including requirement definitions, link budgets, integration and test of payloads as well as in-orbit testing.   Albert holds a BSEE from UCSB and an MSEE from USC.  He is a Registered Engineer in the State of California and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).  He is the current Vice Chair and Treasurer of the IEEE SFV section.  His other volunteer activities are Chief Judge for Speech Contests in District 52 of Toastmasters International and university engineering program evaluator for ABET. Title: Satcom System OverviewAn overview of the role satellites play in our communication systems today.  We will review different technologies in operation today and walk through satellite subsystems with a closer look at various communication system architectures. 
Title:
Arizona Science Center Science With A Twist (SWAT) Social - 21+
Date:
April 26th
6:00 PM (4 hours)
Location:
AZ Science Center
Phoenix, AZ
Abstract:

Join our Phoenix IEEE Section and support your fellow IEEE'ers for Science Stories In partnership with NPR’s The Story Collider for a GROWN-UP Night of Science and Fellowship (age restriction of 21+ only). You *MUST* register directly with the AZ Science Center, but once you are at the event you will see familiar IEEE friends : ) Registering with VTools doesn't guarantee your spot!!!

The following are details from the AZ Science Center:

Special Edition
Science With A TWISTFriday, April 26 | 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Members | General Admission

If you love podcasts, live storytelling, science and craft cocktails—this special edition Science With a TWIST is not one to be missed! In partnership with The Story Collider, join Arizona Science Center for an evening filled with real, personal science stories from Arizonans during this LIVE storytelling show. The evening will begin with happy hour exploring the Center’s galleries, then will move into the Center’s Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater for the LIVE storytelling show portion of the evening.

This special edition Science With a TWIST includes general admission into Arizona Science Center, OceanXperience and live show. Cocktails will be available for purchase.

Title:
Role of Geospatial Technologies
Date:
April 26th
6:00 AM (1.5 hours)
Abstract:

Urban aquatic ecosystems are extremely relevant connectors between people, animals and plants, making cities more biodiverse and sustainable. Yet, these ecosystems are often confronted with lack of space, cuts of vegetation, artificialization, and other urbanisation processes. This degradation can lead to numerous disservices to humans in regard to emerging pathogens, decreasing disease resistance, climate change impacts and other health concerns in cities.

This Webinar brings together two global experts on the topic of the convergence of aqautic health and human health.

OneAquaHealth aims to improve the sustainability and integrity of freshwater ecosystems in urban environments.  By investigating the interconnection of ecosystem health and human wellbeing, the project will identify early warning indicators and enhance environmental monitoring with AI-assisted tools. As a result, the project will support decision-makers in finding adequate and timely decisions as well as effective measures to restore aquatic ecosystems health and promote OneHealth.

https://www.oneaquahealth.eu/ 

Objectives of OneAquaHealth are:

  • LINKS between the HEALTH OF NATURE and AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS and HUMAN HEALTH.
  • LEVEL OF INTEGRITY of urban aquatic ecosystems for the maintenance of HUMAN HEALTH and wellbeing, ANIMAL and PLANT HEALTH and the MITIGATION of the RISKS OF DISEASES outbreak.
  • Determine ENVIRONMENTAL PARAMETERS for predicting DISEASES OUTBREAK RISKS related to aquatic ecosystem degradation, which may constitute EARLY WARNING INDICATORS.
  • EARTH OBSERVATION DATA to monitoring early warning indicators.
  • TOOL that allows the selection of measures to ACT UPON EARLY WARNINGS.
  • Engage stakeholders for RISKS CONTRIBUTING to an EARLY WARNING SYSTEM.

 

Title:
WSU Everett IEEE Meeting
Date:
April 25th
11:30 PM (15 days)
Location:
915 N BROADWAY
EVERETT, WA
Abstract:

Last meeting of the 23-24 school year. The student branch held an election. Zach Epperson became the chair, Connor Nutz became the vice chair, Lamin Sanneh became the secretary, and Steven Piper became the treasurer. 

Title:
IEEE Hawaii WIE Excom
Date:
April 25th
8:30 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

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

Title:
Tucson Section EXCOM Meeting April 2024 Minutes
Date:
April 25th
6:20 PM (0 minute)
Abstract:

Tucson Section EXCOM Meeting April 2024, Minutes

Title:
Evaluation of Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces for Wireless Communications
Date:
April 25th
6:15 PM (1 hour)
Location:
Holmes Hall
Honolulu, HI
Abstract:

As wireless networks transition into higher frequency bands, wireless signals tend to have smaller ranges and the inability to penetrate objects as well. An intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) can offer improved coverage in wireless networks by redirecting wireless signals around objects that obstruct the signal’s line-of-sight path. IRSs are comprised of an array of unit cells which enables the redirection of an incoming signal to an anomalous angle due to a phase gradient formed across the surface. Traditional IRSs use PIN or varactor diodes to change the reflection phase response of a unit cell. However, liquid metal is an alternative method to control the reconfigurability of the reflective element. By changing the shape and size of the liquid metal reflective element, the unit cell’s phase can vary. In this work, we develop a testing setup for evaluating IRSs and metasurfaces to ensure that they are performing as expected. To evaluate these surfaces, we compare the measured and simulated bistatic radar cross section (RCS). We explore the effects of the propagation environment and a processing technique called time-gating to achieve accurate measurements.

Title:
Unleash Your Potential: AI-driven Productivity & Workflow Strategies
Date:
April 25th
5:30 PM (1.5 hours)
Abstract:

 

Real-world examples of examples and demos in using AI-assisted tools are introduced to increase your productivity. 

These tools include actual use of these AI-assisted tools during education week to promote events like Digital Privacy, AI Design Automation, AI Supply Chain Management, and AI-assisted Tutoring as well as for increasing awareness of these events, resulting in significant savings in time and money.  Specifically, some of the features to be demonstrated are:

  • Use of ChatGPT for Idea Generation:  Sample prompts to generate ideas for generating AI images for the above events.
    • Text-to-Speech
  • Text-to-Image AI generation:  Example prompts using image generation tools such as Midjourney and Fotor. If time permits a free design tool using Canva that was used to create a sample newletter
    • These include developing consistent characters for creating stories for k-12 in explaining why STEM fields are meaningful careers.
      • Especially, engineering where it is a challenging program but a rewarding discipline.
      • Offering many career paths not necessarily in engineering: such as legal, medical, and entrepreneurial career paths.
    • AI-powered design assistance such as Canva (if time permits, may just describe its AI features)
    • Edited features such as mass background removal for a bulk of images.
    • With Midjourney, you can collaborate or gather ideas from other users.
  • An introduction to text-to-video AI generation:   A demo example of using video creation and AI assisted software to generate videos resulting in reduced production time and cost using automation in the video creation process (if not enough time and if there is interest then future a presentation on this exciting topic are planned
    • Easily create professional-looking videos without technical expertise
    • Voiceover and Text-to-Speech in adding your narration in multiple languages for a personal touch to the videos
    • Access to vast library of stock images, videos, and music to enhance videos

Overall, the AI-assisted tools are designed to empower users to create visually appealing and engaging multi-media content with ease. Whether users are working on personal projects or collaborating with a team, you can use various platforms and achieve professional results. By leveraging AI technology, customizable templates, collaboration tools, an image library, and a user-friendly interface, users can unleash their creativity and bring their design visions to life effectively.  This presentation is only a glimpse of what AI can do.

This flyer will be updated providing links to help you come up with your own creative ideas that will be given below.  I will try to post most of the ideas at the IEEE Pikes Peak Section website at: https://site.ieee.org/pikespeak

Artificial Intelligence for Increased Productivity

Master the Perfect ChatGPT Prompt Formula (in just 8 minutes)!

Title:
Megatrends Report 2024
Date:
April 25th
5:00 PM (3 hours)
Location:
IEEE Industry Hub Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA
Abstract:

This is an event in our Corporate Liaison Program of Santa Clara Valley Section Industry Spotlight Series. This time we will showcase the Megatrends Report by the IEEE Future Directions Committee Industry Advisory Board. It will be presented by some of the 54 authors of the report. The Megatrends Report is a comprehensive analysis of the top technological advancements and trends set to shape the industry in the coming decades.

Panelists: Dejan Milojicic, Jeewika Ranaweera, Liliane Peters, Kirk Bresniker

Megatrends Report 2024 is a hybrid event so when you register please select whether you will be attending in person or via Zoom. In person seating is limited so register today to take advantage of this opportunity to learn, network and socialize. Beverages, pizza and snacks will be served before and after the panel. The panel will be held in the 2nd floor conference room. The in person event will begin at 5 pm PST. The zoom event will begin at 6 pm PST and go until 7:15 pm.

 

Title:
IEEE SPS SCV - Establishing trust in online media assets: What does it mean and can it be achieved?
Date:
April 25th
5:00 PM (2 hours)
Abstract:

Today’s images arise from many sources: digital cameras, film photo scans, photo editing software, generative artificial intelligence, and combinations thereof. These technological innovations allow us to produce novel new imagery and even new knowledge derived from our media assets, but at the same time, they can confuse and even deceive us. The problematic credibility of media assets online is ubiquitously understood by all, but the complexity of the problem is understood by few.  Old buzz words such as ‘fake news’ and new ones such as ‘AIGC’ and ‘deep fakes’ allow us to label the problem, but not characterize the nuances inherent in judging the credibility of the images we consume daily, or the implications of the context within which we consume them, to take advantage of the beneficial outcomes of modern digital media production technologies while lessening the negative outcomes, we need to know if and how we can trust the media assets we encounter online.

In this discussion we will shine a light on the socio-technological nature of image credibility, considering the technological landscape of image generation and the human factors involved in ascertaining trustworthiness of images. We will then turn our attention to the advances being made in combatting the seemingly intractable and ever-increasing tsunami of uncertain online imagery. In particular, we will review a soon to be released JPEG ISO standard designed to support trust in images: JPEG Trust (ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 1), which provides a comprehensive framework for individuals, organizations, and governing institutions interested in establishing an environment of trust for the media that they use and share online.

 

Speaker Bio

Sabrina Caldwell is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing at the Australian National University. She teaches and researches in the areas of human-centered computing, web development and design and bioinspired computing.  She is co-chair of JPEG Trust and a member of the Australian Chapter of Creative Commons.

Title:
2nd Induction Ceremony
Date:
April 25th
4:00 PM (2.5 hours)
Location:
Bozeman, MT
Abstract:

2nd Induction for qualified students

Title:
Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) for Hybrid Bonding
Date:
April 25th
12:00 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

This talk provides a comprehensive overview of Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) for Hybrid Bonding in semiconductor manufacturing. CMP is defined as a technique that combines chemical and mechanical forces to planarize films. The role of CMP in hybrid bonding (HB) is explored, emphasizing its significance in achieving controlled dishing and surface roughness. Key challenges in CMP for HB, such as scratches, dishing, and loading are addressed along with strategies for managing them. The talk concludes by emphasizing the importance of co-optimization of CMP for HB and its implications in semiconductor manufacturing and advanced packaging.

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.  The San Diego chapter of IEEE Women in Engineering will be joining us as well.

A  number of IEEE members will be presenting on a variety of topics at the show.  Check out the schedule of speakers for interesting topics.

Come to the show and stop by the IEEE booth's to visit when you are there.  Register for the show today.

Title:
Intelligent MEMS Sensors with On-Sensor Tiny Machine Learning
Date:
April 24th
6:30 PM (1.5 hours)
Location:
3rd Floor
Santa Clara, CA
Abstract:

Abstract

Smart sensors enable a distributed computing approach which significantly reduces the bandwidth requirement for transferring sensor data when the edge computing capabilities in microcontrollers or sensors are utilized. MEMS sensors are now commercially available with a built-in Machine Learning Core (MLC), Finite State Machine (FSM) and Intelligent Sensor Processing Unit (ISPU). These sensors can execute decision trees, neural networks, and symbolic logic directly on the MEMS sensor die. This capability allows the user to develop a variety of applications for consumer, industrial, automotive or medical devices where power consumption for applications needs to be minimized. This presentation will focus on all aspects of on-sensor machine learning that are increasingly being used to build solutions with an always-on user experience with extremely low current consumption, in order of single-digit micro-amps for MEMS sensor applications.

Title:
CANCELLED! Design trends with Extended Power Range (EPR) features for USB-C, also adopted by Apple iPhone
Date:
April 24th
6:30 PM (1.5 hours)
Location:
Texas Instruments Silicon Valley Auditorium
Santa Clara, CA
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:

Abstract:

USB Type-C™ connector was introduced in 2014.  Apple’s iPhone 15 adopted it in 2023.   Where USB-C™ connector will be going from here? This talk will cover the basics of USB-C connector and USB Power Delivery (USB PD) specification including the latest update, particularly for using USB-C for battery charging and power applications. We will discuss the potential trend that utilizes the latest Extended Power Range (EPR) features enabling higher power transmission over a USB-C cable up to 240W (DC)

Note: USB Type-C™ and USB-C™ are trademarks of USB Implementers Forum, Inc. 
Title:
Photovoltaic Differential Power Processing for Efficiency and Reliability
Date:
April 24th
6:00 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

The SFBAC (combined Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco, & Oakland/East Bay) IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) is very excited and honored to have Dr. Katherine Kim, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University, to speak on the topic of “Photovoltaic Differential Power Processing for Efficiency and Reliability

 

Additional event details can be found below.

Registration is FREE TO ALL!!!

You can either register at the Eventbrite link (https://bit.ly/sfbac_pv) or Luma link (https://bit.ly/sfbac_pv_luma) THE MEETING WEB LINK FOR THE EVENT WILL BE DISTRIBUTED WITHIN 24-48 HRS OF THE EVENT TIME TO ALL THOSE REGISTERED FROM THIS EVENTBRITE PAGE.

SFBAC PELS WEBSITE LINK: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels/index.html

 

Abstract:

In photovoltaic (PV) systems connected to the AC power grid, traditional approaches employing series-connected PV panels with a single central converter often suffer from reduced efficiency and reliability due to partial shading or mismatch of PV cell characteristics. To address these challenges, the concept of differential power processing (DPP) converters has emerged, enabling independent maximum power point tracking (MPPT) of each PV panel while mitigating power loss under mismatched conditions. Various DPP system configurations are introduced and their advantages and trade-offs discussed. Additionally, recent research comparing bidirectional flyback and split-inductor boost converter topologies for PV-to-bus DPP systems is presented. Experimental results demonstrate a converter efficiency improvement of 14.7% over traditional flyback converters, offering promising avenues for enhancing the efficiency and reliability of PV systems.

About the Speaker:

 

Dr. Katherine A. Kim received the B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in 2007. She received the M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree in ECE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011 and 2014, respectively. She was an Assistant Professor of ECE at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, South Korea, from 2014-2018. Since 2019, she has been an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. She received the IEEE PELS Award for Achievements in Power Electronics Education in 2022, the Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award from IEEE PELS in 2019, and recognition as an Innovator Under 35 for the Asia Pacific Region by the MIT Technology Review in 2020. She is currently the IEEE PELS Vice President for Global Relations for 2024-2025.

Title:
Power Distribution Systems with Energy Storage Systems (ESS)
Date:
April 24th
6:00 PM (2.5 hours)
Location:
Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation (SCDI)
Santa Clara, CA
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:

Installing Energy Storage Systems (ESS), Photovoltaic (PV) and Electric Vehicle (EV) equipment into power distribution systems can be complicated and expensive. However, Power Control Systems (PCS) introduced into the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC Article 705) now allow more ESS + PV connected power to new or existing services while minimizing bus sizes, thus making retrofits easier and optimizing new installations.  Also, UL3141 (new in 2024) and UL1741 are safety and performance standards which are used to certify PCSs, smart inverters, converters, and the interconnection of EV and Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) in the system. 

This presentation offers a brief review of NEC 705, and the PCS which meets UL listing requirements.  Though applicable to power systems in general, the presentation offers a residential home as an application example of the value of a PCS.  The presentation discusses how it affects busbar loading and offers a way to integrate an ESS into existing or new systems.

In summary, the PCS, and associated standards make it easier for engineers and installers to maximize the use of multiple energy inputs for efficiency and cost, while ensuring safety and reliability.

Parking

Please use the main entrance (Palm Drive) from 500 El Camino Real.  After you pass the guard house you will take a left toward the Visitor Parking lot.  We plan to have 1-2 students or chapter members stationed at the Visitor Lot to provide parking passes to registered attendees from roughly 5:45 to 6:15 pm.  After that you will need to pick up a parking pass at the Security Office which is behind the Parking garage.  Parking is free for 2 hours.  You are visiting the IEEE talk hosted by Prof. Maryam Khanbaghi in Heafey 129.

See flyer for parking map.

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Title:
AdvR Tour
Date:
April 24th
3:00 PM (1 hour)
Location:
31948 Frontage Rd
Bozeman, MT
Abstract:

Join us in touring AdvRs Facilities and seeing what it would be like to have a career in their field.

*US Citizenship is REQUIRED to attend*

Title:
FPGA Kit Build at Del Mar Electronics and Manufacturing Show
Date:
April 24th
10:00 AM (2 days)
Location:
Seaside Pavilion
Del Mar, CA
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:

Venture into the exciting world of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) with a fun kit from Hackerboxes.

Fee includes the kit, which is available for pickup from the IEEE booth at the Del Mar Electronics and Manufacturing Show on 24 April 2024. Show opens at 1000 am. Registration for the show is free. 

Would you like to solder your kit at the show? Space is available from 1000 - 1200 24 April 2024 and is reserved separately from registering for the kit.

If you prefer to build it at home, you can pick up the kit from the booth and take it with you. Everyone is welcome at the IEEE booth, even if you are not building a kit. 

Photograph of the kit contents is below:

 

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.  The San Diego chapter of IEEE Women in Engineering will be joining us as well.

A  number of IEEE members will be presenting on a variety of topics at the show.  Check out the schedule of speakers for interesting topics.

Come to the show and stop by the IEEE booth's to visit when you are there.  Register for the show today.

Title:
April Richland ExCom Meeting
Date:
April 23rd
5:45 PM (1.8 hours)
Location:
1435 George Washington Way
Richland, WA
Abstract:

April Richland Section ExCom meeting.

Pizza will be available at 5:45PM with business starting at 6PM.

Please join us at Round Table Pizza at 1435 George Washington Way, Richland, WA 99352

 

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Title:
Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management: Harnessing the Power of AI and Machine Learning in Cloud-based ERP Systems for Technical Leaders
Date:
April 23rd
5:30 PM (1.5 hours)
Abstract:

In today's rapidly changing global landscape, engineering managers are faced with unprecedented challenges in managing supply chains efficiently and effectively. The ongoing crisis has further exacerbated these complexities, putting immense pressure on manufacturing processes, inventory management, and customer service.

However, there is a solution that can revolutionize supply chain management and provide engineering leaders with the tools they need to navigate through the chaos. Cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, like Oracle, leverage the power of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to generate accurate forecasts, optimize inventory levels, and streamline operations.

Join us as we delve deeper into how modern ERP systems are transforming traditional supply chain practices and helping engineering managers overcome the hurdles of the current market environment. Discover how AI-powered capabilities are driving profitability, efficiency, and competitiveness in today's ever-evolving landscape, ensuring that your organization stays ahead of the curve.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to revolutionize your supply chain operations and drive success in the face of adversity. Join us in exploring the innovative solutions provided by cloud-based ERP systems and take the first step towards transforming your supply chain management for the better.

Title:
Bridging the Gap Between Deep Learning Theory and Practice
Date:
April 23rd
5:30 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Despite the widespread proliferation of neural networks, the mechanisms through which they operate so successfully are not well understood.  In this talk, we will first explore empirical and theoretical investigations into neural network training and generalization and what they can tell us about why deep learning works.  Then, we will examine a recent line of work on algorithm learning.  While neural networks typically excel at pattern matching tasks, we consider whether neural networks can learn algorithms that scale to problem instances orders of magnitude larger than those seen during training.

Title:
MOVE Tech Talk - Apr 2024 - Exploiting Learning and Sparcity for Joint Radar Communications
Date:
April 23rd
5:00 PM (1.5 hours)
Abstract:

Recent interest in joint radar-communications (JRC) has led to the design of novel signal processing techniques to recover information from an overlaid radar-communications signal as well as transmit a common signal for both systems. In this talk, we focus on two important tools for the design and signal processing of JRC systems: learning and sparsity. The interest in learning-based JRC is driven largely by the need to solve difficult nonconvex optimization problems inherent in a JRC design as well as to address the highly dynamic channel environments. Toward fully realizing the coexistence/co-design of both radar and communications, the optimization of resources for both sensing and wireless communications modalities is crucial. But the optimization-based approaches suffer from high computational complexity and their performance strongly relies on factors such as perfect channel conditions, specific constraints, and mobility. In this context, learning techniques provide robust performance at an upfront training cost. We discuss applying learning to various JRC aspects including channel estimation, antenna selection, resource allocation, and wideband beamforming. The second half of the talk focuses on exploiting sparsity in a general spectral coexistence scenario, wherein the channels and transmit signals of both radar and communications systems are unknown at the receiver. In this dual-blind deconvolution (DBD) problem, a common receiver admits a multi-carrier wireless communications signal that is overlaid with the radar signal reflected off multiple targets. The communications and radar channels are represented by continuous-valued range-time and Doppler velocities of multiple transmission paths and multiple targets. We exploit the sparsity of both channels to solve the highly ill-posed DBD problem by casting it into a sum of multivariate atomic norms (SoMAN) minimization. Toward the end of the talk, we focus on highlighting emerging JRC scenarios, particularly at mm-Wave and THz frequencies, vehicular applications, distributed radar-communications networks, intelligent surfaces, and aerial channels.

Title:
Wavelength Electronics Tour
Date:
April 23rd
3:00 PM (1 hour)
Location:
51 Evergreen Dr
Bozeman, MT
Abstract:

Join us in touring Wavelength Electronics facilities and see what it would be like to have a career in their field.

Title:
Unleashing Your Brilliance: Strategies to Become a Standout Candidate
Date:
April 23rd
12:00 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Session topics:

  • Creating value for yourself in an interview so you can land the position and money you deserve
  • How to ask for a raise by building your case and turbo charging your resume while you’re at it
  • How to methodically pursue a new position, in addition to applying to job postings
  • Internal recruiters versus outside recruiters – everything you ever wanted to know about a recruiter but was afraid to ask
  • The art of references (conduct reference checks for yourself or have somebody do it for you)

Material to be provided:

  • Interview Preparation
  • Resume expander

 

Title:
Twin talks: Navigating Ethnocentric Bias using Human-Computer Interaction and Discovering the Nuances of Music with Machine Learning
Date:
April 22nd
6:00 PM (2.5 hours)
Location:
SEMI
Milpitas, CA
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:

registration is mainly to prevent wastage of food because of casual registrations and no-shows.

Synopsis:

The first talk investigates the challenges faced by refugee populations globally, emphasizing ethnocentric biases. Focusing on Syrian refugees and contrasting media coverage of the Ukrainian crisis, the talk describes how to leverage empirical research in human-computer interaction (HCI). The key goal of the project that will be discussed is to assess bias among Ukrainian and Syrian refugees using eye-tracking technology to study participants' decision-making and analyze pupil size data. The talk will investigate whether biases observed in media portrayal of refugees can be detected through HCI research.

The second talk presents insights into understanding music using machine learning to analyze and categorize various aspects of music. The talk will explore how music is digitally represented using features analogous to building a fingerprint for each song. The presentation then explores various dimensionality reduction techniques for music feature analysis. The speakers present a novel approach using representation learning in lower dimensions to evaluate the efficacy of mel-spectrogram features in capturing music characteristics across diverse languages. By visualizing the features in transformed spaces, the speakers explain how insights can be gained into fine-grained attributes like vocalist timbre, gender, language, and industry prominence. Spectral and non-spectral algorithms, including PCA, t-SNE, and UMAP, are employed to analyze music datasets. The speakers’ findings demonstrate UMAP's superior performance in discerning subtle musical nuances. The research paper that the speakers co-authored on a similar topic won the best paper award at the 10th ICMC, a Springer conference in 2024. The audience will discover how machines are learning the language of music, opening doors for new music exploration and analysis tools.

Title:
Vision Aerial Tour
Date:
April 22nd
3:00 PM (1 hour)
Location:
148 Village Center Lane
Bozeman, MT
Abstract:

Join us in touring Vision Aerials facility and see what it would be like to have a career in their field.

Title:
Engineering and Environmental Sciences Academy - Meet a Woman Engineer Event
Date:
April 22nd
1:30 PM (1.5 hours)
Location:
A
Pasadena, CA
Abstract:

Engineering and Environmental Sciences Academy (EESA)- Meet an Woman Engineer Event; To encourage young high school girls and boys to continue education in the STEM fields focusing on environmental challenges through innovation and technology advancement. 

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:
IEEE WIE Phoenix presents: "Computing with Quantum Systems : Making it a reality" by Dr. Shavindra P. Premaratne, Quantum Systems Engineer and Research Scientist at Intel Corporation
Date:
April 22nd
12:00 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Computing with Quantum Systems : Making it a reality

 

Abstract:

Quantum computing is a field that has garnered significant attention as an alternative method of
computation. In contrast to the classical computing paradigm of the past 50 years, quantum
computing relies on quantum superposition and quantum entanglement to facilitate great speedup in
certain computations. In this talk, I will introduce the fundamental ideas of quantum computing,
describe the potential uses of quantum computers, and give an overview of the Intel Quantum
computing research effort and the current state of the field.

Shavindra P. Premaratne 

Shavindra is a Quantum Systems Engineer and Research Scientist, working in the Applications & Quantum Architecture group at Intel Labs. His primary focus is on the integration of the quantum computing full stack. Broad experience in quantum device control & design, quantum & device simulations, systems modeling, automating measurements, and data analysis combined with expertise in the physics of quantum computing is crucial to his work conducted at Intel labs.

Shavindra holds a PhD and MS in Physics from University of Maryland – College Park (USA), a BSc in Physics from University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka), and a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from University of Colombo (Sri Lanka).

 

Title:
IEEE WIE SCV Excom Apr 2024
Date:
April 22nd
11:45 AM (0 minute)
Abstract:
Meeting called to discuss IEEE SCV WIE matters, with no less than two (2) Executive Committee Members / elected officers present to discuss matters that affect SCV WIE. 
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:
Electronic Instrument Introduction and Workshop at EWU Catalyst
Date:
April 19th
1:00 PM (2 hours)
Location:
EWU Catalyst Building
Spokane, WA
Abstract:

IEEE Spokane Section is proud to join with the Eastern Washington University IEEE Student Branch and the Rohde-Schwarz Corporation, to present an educational and entertaining Electronic Measurement Instrument Introduction & Hands-On Workshop -- on Friday afternoon, April 19th at the EWU Catalyst Building in Spokane’s U-District.

 

This event, presented by Rohde & Schwarz experts, will describe and explain some highlights of today’s electronic measurement equipment, and then go on to hands-on discovery and learning sessions focused on real-world applications -- like searching for RF interference to wireless mikes.   Several current instruments in the Rohde-Schwarz portfolio will be available for hands on interaction, including current oscilloscopes and spectral analyzers.

Title:
Autonomous Car Race & IoT Arcade Competition
Date:
April 19th
12:00 PM (2 hours)
Location:
Engineering Meadow infront of Building 9 and Buliding 17
Pomona, CA
Abstract:

The IEEE Foot Hill Section and The IEEE Foothill Student Chapters are organizing the second

Autonomous Car Race & IoT Arcade Competition

Come join us and compete with multiple IEEE member groups in an autonomous/ remote pilotless vehicles car race and an IoT Arcade Project and Contest. There will be prizes for both the Car Race and the IoT Arcade Competitions
First place: 0 Gift Card
Second place: 0 Gift Card
Third Place: 0 Gift Card
In addition to technical discussions, presentations, and lots of fun!!!

use the following QR code or link to register for the competition. 

Title:
IoT Arcade and Autonomous RC Car Competition/Showcase
Date:
April 19th
12:00 PM (2 hours)
Location:
Engineering Building
Pomona, CA
Abstract:

This exciting student event welcomes any IEEE member, student, or engineer to come get involved and see a display of IEEE student work from the past year! This event is open to all schools' participation with an email to the hosts or signup via the QR code. The event will have allotted time slots to display students' IoT arcade games as well as time for an RC competition. For parking permits at Cal Poly Pomona, please fill out the signup form and ensure that the appropriate steps are taken to get a parking pass.

Title:
Exploratorium After Dark Field Trip
Date:
April 18th
6:00 PM (3 hours)
Location:
Pier 15 Embarcadero at, Green St
San Francisco, CA
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:

IEEE Pioneer Branch will be hosting a social field trip to the SF Exploratorium! With tons of hands-on exhibits, club members will get the chance to interact with science and have fun like never before! Must be an IEEE member and 18+ to participate. 

Title:
Revolutionize Electronic Design Automation (EDA) with AI: Unlocking the Power of Generative Adversarial Networks in High-Speed Receiver Modeling
Date:
April 18th
5:30 PM (1.5 hours)
Abstract:

Join us for an exciting virtual event on "AI for Electronic Design Automation," where we will delve into the revolutionary applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence in the field of electronic design. Our featured speaker, Priyank Kashyap, a Hardware Engineering Specialist at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, will showcase the use of generative adversarial networks in modeling high-speed receivers, addressing complex multi-physics problems like thermal analysis of PCBs and 3D-ICs, and exploring the potential of current models like LLMs in electronic design flows. This event promises to be a captivating deep dive into the cutting-edge technologies shaping the future of electronic design!


Title:
2024 April Boise IEEE Opcomm In-Person Meeting
Date:
April 18th
5:00 PM (1.5 hours)
Location:
Micron Center for Materials Research (MCMR)
Boise, ID
Abstract:

In-person meeting.

It is important to RSVP and pick food selections for smoother arrangements.

Parking: Please see the event picture map with locations marked for free parking. 

Caution: On the Safer side, please read the signs on the street before parking, it may be reserved or a permit-required spot. If you cannot find a spot, you can park at an hourly paid parking lot which is East of the RUCH Building. GPS: 43.600764, -116.197759 .   You can claim reimbursements later on through Concur.

 

Title:
IEEE Brew with the Crew - “Vince Bowen’s 31 Years at INL"
Date:
April 18th
3:45 PM (1.2 hours)
Location:
Virtual meeting
Idaho Falls, ID
Abstract:

Abstract: Vince Bowen spent 31 years at the INL. He held positions at all of the INL desert areas and wrote the guidance for using a graded approach determining Quality Level (trade off in rigor and cost) for INL to use in their processes and procedures. His experiences are unique and touch on virtually all engineering disciplines that work for the INL. 

Bio: Vince was born in Idaho and raised in Pocatello graduating from Highland High school. Shortly after graduating from High School, Vince started his career in the US Nuclear Navy serving as a prototype instructor and as a nuclear electrician aboard the USS Phoenix, a nuclear submarine. He left the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer qualifying as an Engineering Watch Supervisor aboard the submarine. Following his Navy experience, he has worked at Idaho National Laboratory at numerous locations and a variety of positions with the most significant positions including Nuclear Facility Manager of the Specific Manufacturing Capability (Abrams tank armor), Hot Fuel Examination Facility (post irradiation examination of nuclear fuel), Fuel Conditioning Facility (reprocess spent nuclear fuel), and Transient Reactor Test Facility (qualify fuel for Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing). Additionally he qualified as a Senior Reactor Operator and Shift Supervisor at the Advanced Test Reactor. He has managed people since he was 15 years old starting as a construction foreman. Vince has a Bachelor’s Degree in University Studies with an Emphasis in Nuclear Facility Management. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Both degrees were obtained from Idaho State University. He is married to Elizabeth Bowen, has three sons, and seven grandchildren. Vince’s hobby is Fishing.

 

* The brewing will begin at 4:45 with the topical discussion starting at 5:00 and ending at 5:45 to allow for post-presentation conversations. The event will adjourn at 6:00. Finger food will be provided to keep the stomachs from growling .

Title:
Overview of EMC Standards
Date:
April 18th
2:30 PM (2 hours)
Abstract:

Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Chapter technical meeting.

 

YouTube Recording of Meeting:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxshUtxeywc

 

Meeting Slides:  http://www.emcsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Standards_Comparison_20240418.pptx

 

ZOOM LINK:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82921221917?pwd=c0xEeWg4a25hK0hTR0RIZkMwbmZjdz09

 

 

Karen Burnham

Sponsor:  Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society.  We will have a drawing for 3 Amazon Gift Cards after the presentation.  You must be present to win. 

Title:
Reliability and Today’s Intelligent Power Grid
Date:
April 18th
12:30 PM (2 hours)
Abstract:

Utilities are evolving quickly with new technologies, growing demand and changing generation sources. Learn how Idaho Power is modernizing the electrical grid, mitigating wildfire risk and developing plans to meet the communities’ growing needs—all while keeping energy reliable, affordable and clean.

Title:
E-Week: Semiconductors and IEEE
Date:
April 18th
10:00 AM (0 minute)
Abstract:

Do you work in the semiconductor industry? Find out how IEEE can support your career in this field.  Join Fred Schindler (IEEE TAB President) and Kathy Hayashi (IEEE Director, Region 6) as they discuss navigating through IEEE for Semiconductor technologists.   

 

 

Title:
Metallization of glass core and through-glass vias
Date:
April 18th
9:00 AM (1 hour)
Abstract:

As glass is gaining a lot of attention and momentum as a state of the art semiconductor packaging technology, industry is looking to complete the supply chain to enable this promising technology. Several advances have been made in the field of metallizing glass core through vias, and in today’s presentation, we will discuss several options and MKS’ take on delivering a manufacturable solution. We will discuss options for seed layer deposition and highlight the MKS wet metallization technique that allows us to directly plate on glass. We will also go over several options for electrolytic plating of the bulk copper conductor for the through glass vias.

Title:
IEEE UHM Student Branch - Murder Mystery Game Night
Date:
April 17th
7:30 PM (2.5 hours)
Location:
Honolulu, HI
Abstract:

Come join us to team with fellow students and race to solve a mystery!  Food will be provided.

Title:
LoRa Radio - Inexpensive long range and low data rate link application development
Date:
April 17th
6:00 PM (3 hours)
Location:
500 El Camnino Real
Santa Clara, CA
Abstract:

Learn about the basics of LoRa (Long Range) and LORAWAN communication systems and applications. Talk includes a live demo of LORA systems.

 

 

Title:
IEEE CENTRAL COAST EVENT - 17 APRIL 2024 @ 6PM - "MICROWAVE KINETIC INDUCTANCE DETECTORS FOR EXOPLANET DETECTION AND BIOPHYSICS" - DR. BEN MAZIN UCSB PHYSICS MAZIN LAB
Date:
April 17th
6:00 PM (2.5 hours)
Location:
Rusty's Pizza
Goleta, CA
Abstract:

In-Person Location - Rusty’s Pizza ­­ 5934 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117

or Optional Virtual Webex Attendance   

6:00 PM – Complimentary Pizza, Salad, Beverage­

6:25 PM – Central Coast Status

6:30 PM – Dr. Ben Mazin Presents

Please join us on April 17th when Dr. Ben Mazin will speak about continuing research and development in his lab that has developed superconducting detectors that, among other uses, enable the detection of smaller and darker objects, exoplanets around nearby stars. Guests are welcome. Please Register Now below. Note Attendance Type: In-Person or Virtual. Best regards, Ruth Franklin IEEE Central Coast Chair

Best regards, Ruth Franklin IEEE Central Coast Chair

Title:
Unintentional Expertise: How the Necessity of Working with PID Controllers Across Multiple Domains Fundamentally Improved My Understanding of Control Theory and Practice
Date:
April 17th
5:45 PM (2 hours)
Location:
Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation - SCDI
Santa Clara , CA
Abstract:

Being fresh out of grad school (FOOGS) in 1988, I reacted to PID controllers in the usual way for young Ph.D. recipients: with a certain “hands-off” smugness.  Yet, as the years in industry wore on, I kept encountering these ubiquitous devices in practice and had to learn to deal with them, understand them, and roll my own.  What I found led me to consider PIDs, not as a separate art from advanced methods, but as a fundamental building block which can be used as part of most controllers, simple or advanced.  It seemed that – at least in the mechatronics world – PIDs were considered too simple for much interest in academia while practicing engineers didn’t seem to care why they were working.  In the process world, where PIDs studied far more, the issues and methods of mechatronic PIDs seemed like obscure corner cases.  Depending upon the teaching text, issues of sampling and digital representation may have been completely omitted.  There were other surprises.  While PIDs were almost universal and standard, they were almost never unified or standardized. Furthermore, what seemed to limit performance was not the structure of the controller itself, but the lack of accurate system/process models based on repeated physical system measurements. Finally, the mechatronic and process PID goals and foibles were not that different once one considered the different system, time constant, and measurement constraints.  We will discuss these issues with the goal of getting a more unified view of PIDs across our application domains. We will provide a handful of common PID forms and show how they are related, so that we can approach any PID structure with the same analytical approach. We will finally look forward to how PIDs can be used, not only as a fundamental teaching tool for explaining control outside of our research circles, but as a critical component for advanced control methods.  As the great Paul Simon might say, “Mama don’t take my PID away.”

 

 

Title:
Distinguished Lecture: EDS Event: More-than-Moore miniaturisation with graphene and cubic silicon carbide
Date:
April 17th
5:30 PM (1.5 hours)
Location:
Benson Memorial Center
Santa Clara, CA
Abstract:

The Electron Devices Society Santa Clara Valley/San Francisco joint Chapter is hosting Prof. Francesca Iacopi. The title of the lecture is ‘More-than-Moore miniaturisation with graphene and cubic silicon carbide’

When/Where: 17th Apr, 2024, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Hybrid event (Venue: Parlor B, Benson Memorial Center, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053)

(Benson Center is our student center and off-campus parking is a viable option, though not as safe as on-campus with a parking pass. We can arrange for free 2-hour parking for attendees. The parking permits can be picked up at the venue after they have parked their cars in the visitor lot.) 

Campus map can be found here: https://www.scu.edu/map/

Note: To attend in person and obtain a free parking permit, MUST RSVP before 4/14/2024 5PMIf you face an issue with vtools registration send an email to hiuyung.wong at ieee.org to get the zoom link and indicate whether you are an IEEE member, IEEE EDS member, IEEE Student memberContact: hiuyung.wong at ieee.org
Speaker: Prof. Francesca Iacopi Abstract:

It is well known that harnessing graphene’s properties on a silicon platform could deliver a broad range of novel miniaturized andreconfigurable functionalities. It is less known that some key functionalities for MEMS/NEMS, nano-optics and metasurfaces can be uniquely unlocked by the combination of graphene and silicon carbide [1, 2, 3].
Over the last decade, we have developed an epitaxial graphene on silicon carbide on silicon technology that inherently delivers both capabilities. This platform allows to fabricate any complex graphene flat or 3D nanopattern in a site – selective fashion, ie without etching of the graphene, at the wafer -scale and with sufficient adhesion for integration [1, 4].
We will review the learnings from the development of this technology and some of its most promising applications. We show that the sheet resistance of epitaxial graphene on 3C-SiC on silicon is comparable to that of epitaxial graphene on SiC wafers, despite substantially smaller grains. We also indicate that the control of the graphene interfaces, particularly when integrated, can be a more important factor than achieving large grain sizes [4]. In addition, we show that well- engineered defects in graphene are preferable to defect -free graphene for most electrochemical applications. Promising examples of application of this technology in the More- than – Moore domain include integrated energy storage [5], MIR sensing and detection [6], and sensors for electro-encephalography [7, 8] for brain-computer interfaces [9]..

[1] B.Cunning et al, Nanotechnology 25 (32), 325301, 2014 [2] E.Romero et al., Physical Review Applied 13 (4), 044007, 2020 [3] P.Rufangura e
al, Journal of Physics: Materials 3 (3), 032005, 2020 [4] D.Katzmarek et al, Nanotechnology 34 (40), 405302, 2023 [4] A.Pradeepkumar et al, ACS
Applied Nano Materials 3 (1), 830-841, 2019 [5] M.Amjadipour, D.Su and F.Iacopi, Batteries & Supercaps 3 (7), 587-595, 2020 [6] P.Rufangura et
al, Nanomaterials 11 (9), 2339, 2021 [7] S.Faisal et al, Journal of Neural Engineering 18 (6), 066035, 2021 [8] S.Faisal et al, ACS Appl. Nano
Mater. 6 (7), 5440-5447, 2023 [9] F.Iacopi and CT Lin, Progress in Biomedical Eng. 4 (4), 043002, 2022.

Speaker Bio:

Professor Francesca Iacopi is an IEEE Fellow with over 20 years’ industrial and academic research expertise in semiconductor technologies, with 160 peer-reviewed publications and 10 granted US patents, spanning interconnects, CMOS devices and packaging. Her research focuses on the translation of basic scientific advances in nanomaterials and novel device concepts into implementable integrated technologies. She is known for her seminal work on the integration of porous dielectrics in on-chip interconnects, and for
the invention of the alloy -mediated epitaxial graphene platform on SiC/Si pseudo-substrates. She was recipient of an MRS Gold Graduate Student Award (2003), an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2012), a Global Innovation Award in Washington DC (2014) and was listed among the most innovative engineers by Engineers Australia (2018). Francesca is an IEEE EDS Distinguished Lecturer and serves regularly in technical and strategic committees for IEEE and the Materials Research Society.
She is an Elected Member to the IEEE EDS Board of Governors (2021, 2024) and serves in the Editorial Advisory Board for ACS Applied Nanomaterials, and the IEEE The Institute magazine. She is also the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Trans. on Materials for Electron Devices (IEEE T-MAT). She leads the Integrated Nanosystems Lab, in the Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney. She is a Chief Investigator of the CoE in Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS), funded by the Australian Research Council.

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Title:
A Call to Action: Uniting Tech Innovators, Policy Leaders & Businesses to Safeguard Digital Privacy
Date:
April 17th
5:30 PM (1.5 hours)
Abstract:

The presentation discusses the challenges in achieving digital privacy and the important role of technologists and policymakers while encouraging engagement from individuals and businesses.

When talking about the complexity and the importance of digital privacy, there is currently a balancing act between privacy rights and technological advancements. As technologies in digital privacy, like encryption techniques, continue to evolve, it will be essential for policymakers, businesses, and individuals to work together ensuring that personal data is protected, and privacy rights are upheld in the digital age.  In building trust, collaboration among technologists, policymakers and businesses must effectively address digital privacy challenges and protect consumer rights.

To help bridge the digital privacy and communication gap between technologists and policymakers, as well as building trust among the public at large and businesses, this presentation will also include discussion on the IEEE Digital Privacy Model.  The model is intended not to provide a prescription and implementation of solutions but serves as a vehicle for productive discussion on covering the broad and dynamic aspects of digital privacy issues.

To learn more about the work and how you can get involved with IEEE Digital Privacy Initiative and/or to keep apprised of future events such as the Reframing Privacy in the Digital World workshop, please visit:  https://digitalprivacy.ieee.org 

Title:
IEEE Std 1584-2018 “Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations” – A Journey in Understanding the Anatomy of an Arc
Date:
April 17th
5:30 PM (2.5 hours)
Location:
MEGI Engineering
Lake Oswego
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:

The officers of the Oregon/SW Washington Chapter of the Industry Applications Society invite you to join us Wednesday evening, February 21, 2024 for our dinner, meeting, and technical presentation.  We appreciate the support of all who attend our dinners and presentations.  We will be meeting this month at MEGI Engineering, 5005 Meadows Rd, Suite 100, Lake Oswego, OR 97035. This location is easy to access by car from the Interstate 5 Kruse Way/Lake Oswego exits. Ample free parking and entrance at the East side of the building.

The cost will be with food from QDOBA Mexican Eats. There is no charge to attend the presentation only.  Our IAS Chapter always offers free dinners for local PSU, OSU, George Fox, U of P, OIT and WSUV Electrical Engineering Students who attend our meetings. This is an excellent networking opportunity for students as our meetings are attended by many professionals in consulting, industrial engineering, and electrical equipment manufacturing.

Title:
2024 Monthly San Diego IEEE EXCOM - April Meeting
Date:
April 17th
5:30 PM (2.5 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. 

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