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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:
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:
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:
IEEE CN Smart Cities Copenhagen
Date:
April 23rd
7:00 AM (2 hours)
Abstract:

Join us for a session on Smart Cities Copenhagen. Find out why Copenhagen is one of the top Smart Cities on the planet. Smart water, smart mobility, smart medicine, and Smart Buildings.

 

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:
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:
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:
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:
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

Title:
FPGA Kit Build at Del Mar Electronics and Manufacturing Show
Date:
April 24th
10:00 AM (2 hours)
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:
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:
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.

 

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

2nd Induction for qualified students

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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
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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:
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 and UK and Ireland Oceanic Engineering Chapter to organise this SSIT Lecture as a joint Webinar on 30 April '24. 

Registration

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

Access to online Meeting

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

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

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

Title:
IEEE-USA Special Legislative Update
Date:
May 2nd
8:00 AM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Join us Thursday, May 2, 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 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

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

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:
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:
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:
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:
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-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:
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:
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:
Enhancing STEM Education through AI-Assisted Tutoring
Date:
May 9th
4:30 PM (2.5 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:
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:
Overview of SETI Signal Processing: In Search for 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:
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:
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 and San Diego Section), 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:
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

SEE THE PRELIMINARY AGENDA BELOW

 

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

EXCOM Meeting

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:
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:
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:
Sponsorship Package for "IEEE i50 Triple Milestone Celebration" (#i50IEEE) on Sunday May 19, 2024 at Stanford Memorial Auditorium
Date:
May 19th
1:00 PM (5 hours)
Location:
Paolo Alto, CA
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:

 

 

 

Title:
SMART Power Flow Controllers - A Necessity for Future Power Grid
Date:
May 20th
12:00 PM (1 hour)
Location:
Courtyard Room
San Francisco, 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.

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.

58 meetings. Generated Sunday, April 21 2024, at 10:50:09 AM. All times America/Los_Angeles