ADDING A NEW SENSING DIMENSION TO SOFT ELECTRONICS: FROM THE SKIN TO BELOW THE SKIN 🗓

—IEEE EPS SOCIETY SAN DIEGO

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Webinar Date: July 22, 2020
Time: 6 PM
Speaker: Dr. Sheng Xu, Department of Nanoengineering at UC San Diego
Location: on the Web
Event Details: IEEE

Summary:
Soft electronic devices that can acquire vital signs from the human body represent an important trend for healthcare. Combined strategies of materials design and advanced microfabrication allow the integration of a variety of components and devices on a stretchable platform, resulting in functional systems with minimal constraints on the human body. In this presentation, I will demonstrate a wearable multichannel patch that can sense a collection of signals from the human skin in a wireless mode. Additionally, integrating high-performance ultrasonic transducers on the stretchable platform adds a new third dimension to the detection range of conventional soft electronics. Ultrasound waves can penetrate the skin and noninvasively capture dynamic events in deep tissues, such as blood pressure and blood flow waveforms in central arteries and veins. This stretchable platform holds profound implications for a wide range of applications in consumer electronics, sports medicine, defense, and clinical practices.

AEROSPACE CYBER PHYSICAL AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS – 🗓

–DISTINGUISHED LECTURE

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Webinar Date: July 22, 2020
Time: 6 PM
Speaker: Prof. Roberto Sabatini of RMIT University (Melbourne)
Location: on the Web
AESS Chapter Meeting. Virtual Meeting Registration open to all IEEE chapters and sections to co-host and serve their local membership and the public.
Event Details: IEEE

Summary:
Advances in aerospace Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are accelerating the introduction of automated decision making functionalities and the progressive transition to trusted autonomous operations both in civil and military applications. Major benefits of these capabilities include de-crewing of flight decks and ground control centres, as well as the safe and efficient operations of air and space platforms in a shared, unsegregated environment. In the commercial aviation context, CPS are supporting the development of single-pilot operated aircraft, with the co-pilot potentially replaced by a digital assistant and/or a remote pilot on the ground. A single remote pilot on the ground, on the other hand, will no longer be restricted to controlling a single aircraft and instead will be allowed to control multiple manned and unmanned vehicles, in line with the so-called One-to-Many (OTM) operational concept.

BUILDING THE ROBOTIS OPEN MANIPULATOR – AN EXPERIENCE REPORT 🗓

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Webinar Date: July 13, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM

Location: on the Web
A Zoom invite will be sent out to all registered by 4:00 pm on the meeting date. You must be registered to get the invite.
Event Details: IEEE

Summary:
This will be an informal meeting focused on the experience three of us had building the Robotis Open Manipulator. ROS 2 runing on X86 and Raspberry Pi where the software targets. The OpenCR and U2D2 where the hardware controller targets.

HIGH-SPEED CMOS SERIAL TRANSMITTERS FOR 56-112GB/S ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTS 🗓

–the design of a 56-Gb/s PAM4 transmitter designed in 14nm FinFET CMOS

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Webinar Date: July 10, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Speaker: Timothy Dickson, IBM Watson Research Center
Location: on the Web

Event Details: IEEE

Speaker:
Timothy (Tod) Dickson received the B.S. and M.Eng. degrees at the University of Florida, and the Ph.D. degree at the University of Toronto. Since 2006, he has been with the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. He currently leads research projects investigating high-speed power-efficient I/O solutions for electrical and optical wireline communication links. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University in New York, NY, where he teaches graduate courses in analog and mixed-signal circuit design. He has received numerous best paper awards, including the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits Best Paper Award in 2009, and the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) Best Paper Award in 2015. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Solid State Circuits Letters, and serves on the Technical Programming Committee of the IEEE CICC where he currently chairs the wireline circuits subcommittee. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Solid State Circuits Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2019-2020.

Summary:
Data rates in high-speed wireline communication links continue to increase, fueled by demands in data center and high-performance computing applications. In recent years, serial link data rates have increased from 28Gb/s to 56Gb/s, with 112Gb/s rapidly approaching. To achieve these higher data rates across high-loss electrical channels, standards are switching from NRZ to PAM4 signaling. In this talk, we will start with an overview of serial transmitter architectures focusing on feed-forward equalization (FFE) techniques as well as power considerations for PAM4 links. Next, we will look at the design of a 56-Gb/s PAM4 transmitter designed in 14nm FinFET CMOS technology with a fractionally-spaced FFE. Finally, we will look at directions for 112Gb/s and discuss the design of a 112-Gb/s PAM4 transmitter in 14nm FinFET CMOS technology with precise equalization control to minimize intersymbol interference in PAM4 links.

ePPC – Power Plant Controller 🗓

–Intelligent and secure controller hardware ensures compliance with local grid code and standards

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Webinar Date: June 24, 2020 9AM – 10AM

Location: on the Web
Cost: none
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Event Details & Registration: IEEE

Summary:
Intelligent and secure controller hardware ensures compliance with local grid code and standards. ePPC leverages a model-driven electrical digital twin for visualization, predictive calculations, optimization and management of renewable power plants.

Monitor and gain insight into asset health and perform preventive maintenance based on present and anticipated conditions by combining PPC and SCADA with dedicated HMIs and predictive analysis applications.

HOW TO BE AN EFFECTIVE IEEE VOLUNTEER (VTOOLS, CLE, VOLT, ILN & COLLABRATEC TRAINING) 🗓

— Gora Datta

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Webinar Date: Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 5:00 pm | 2 hours |

Location: on the Web
Cost: none
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Event Details & Registration: IEEE

Summary:
We will focus on learning the following tools:

1. Events (and filing of Meeting Report aka L31 Report)

2. eNotice

3. Officer Reporting

4. Voting

5. OU Analytics

6. CLE: Center for Leadership Excellence

7. VoLT (Volunteer Leadertship Training)

8. ILN: IEEE Learning Network

9. Collabratec

FEATURE OBJECT EXTRACTION – EVIDENCE ACCRUAL APPLIED TO INFORMATION ASSURANCE AND OTHER PROBLEMS 🗓

–Dr. Stephen Stubberud of Oakridge Technology & Prof. Kathleen A. Kramer of University of San Diego

AESS Chapter Meeting — Virtual Meeting Registration open to all IEEE chapters and sections to co-host and serve their local membership and the public.
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Webinar Date: June 24, 2020
Time: 5:50PM
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: Required
Event Details & Registration: IEEE

Summary:
AESS Distinguished Lecture
FEATURE OBJECT EXTRACTION – EVIDENCE ACCRUAL APPLIED TO INFORMATION ASSURANCE AND OTHER PROBLEMS
Speakers
Dr. Stephen Stubberud of Oakridge Technology
Prof. Kathleen A. Kramer of University of San Diego

CONSULTANTS NETWORK OF SAN DIEGO: “PHM ANALYTICS FOR INDUSTRIAL INTERNET (AKA INDUSTRIAL AI)” 🗓

– PIERO P. BONISSONE

IEEE Consultants’ Network of San Diego
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Webinar Date: June 8, 2020

Location: on the Web
Cost: none
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Event Details & Registration: IEEE

Summary:
First, we will review the application of data-driven analytic models to assets diagnostics and prognostics, (PHM) such as aircraft engines, medical imaging devices, and locomotives. We will cover a few case studies on anomaly detection, diagnosis, prediction, and optimization.

Then we will describe the evolution of analytic models with the advent of cloud computing, and propose the use of customized model ensembles on demand, inspired by Lazy Learning. This approach is agnostic with respect to the origin of the models, making it scalable and suitable for a variety of applications. We successfully tested this approach in a regression problem for a power plant management application, using two different sources of models: bootstrapped neural networks, and GP-created symbolic regression models evolved in the cloud. We will also present results on the fusion of models for FlyQuest, a GE-sponsored Kaggle competition in which we crowd-sourced the generation of models predicting the estimated runway and gateway arrival (ERA, EGA) over a month of US flights.

Finally, we will explore research trends, challenges and opportunities for Machine Learning techniques in this emerging context of big data and cloud computing.

PLAY YOUR SOLO ONLINE EVENT 🗓

–People will be able to play a solo piece using the web cam on their computer

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Webinar Date: June 6, 2020

Location: on the Web
Cost: none
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Free Registration to listen and to play.

Start at 2 PM on June 6. A schedule will be posted the day before, and special performers will be announced.

Event Details & Registration: IEEE events

Summary:
Sponsored by OCRS, SCRS, and the IEEE Coastal Los Angeles Section

It looks like there won’t be a June “Bring your Band” meeting this year.

How about an online “Play your Solo” meeting? The technology is here- Let’s do it!

Announcing the June 6, online “Play your solo” meeting.

People will be able to play a solo piece using the web cam on their computer, and the audience can listen to the performance. A special meeting invitation will be posted here and sent to performers. The online performance will use Zoom.

Here are three examples of some of solos. There is a lot of music online, and available from publishers.

A triosonata by Handel (There are a lot of Recorder sonatas)

https://imslp.org/wiki/Recorder_Sonata_in_F_major%2C_HWV_369_(Handel%2C_George_Frideric)

Greensleves on a ground

The Division Flute (Walsh, John)

https://imslp.org/wiki/Greensleeves_to_a_Ground_(Anonymous)

Variations on a theme by van Eycks (There are a lot of great commercial versions of this with good typesetting)

Der Fluyten Lust-Hof (Eyck, Jacob van)

https://imslp.org/wiki/Der_Fluyten_Lust-Hof_(Eyck,_Jacob_van)

Page 12 has a Pavanne Lacrymae based on Dowland

It will be technically harder, but it should be possible to play along with background music. This will need special rehearsals and Dress Rehearsals.

Effective Training Associates offers you professional training on line 🗓

— Eleven Courses through July 2020

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Webinar Date: Through July 2020

Location: on the Web
Cost: Varies

Event Details & Registration: Effective Training

Summary:

Professional Skills Courses for Engineers:
Each WebEx webinar is live, instructor-led, and interactive, with tried and tested content, and includes Participant Guide, Take-Away Card, and Certificate of Completion.

2-Hour Webinar: Know Your Communication Style and Impact on Others
— Friday, April 24, 2020 — 10 AM – Noon PDT
Managing people demands a deep appreciation of different individual working styles and the flexibility to deal with those differences. Learn your preferred communication style along with your strengths and drawbacks and how to effectively influence other communication styles.

2-Hour Webinar: Managing Remote Teams
— Wednesday, April 29, 2020 — 10 AM – Noon PDT
Mastering the art of leading remote teams — in other locations or working at home — is more important now than ever. This interactive webinar gives you the best practices to connect and communicate with remote employees to maintain engagement and productivity.

2-Hour Webinar: Preparing Content for Powerful Presentations
— Thursday, April 30, 2020 — 10 AM – Noon PDT
In presentations, the audience won’t hear what you’re saying until they hear what they’re listening for. Presenters far too often overload slides with content that is not meaningful or needed by the audience. This results in mind-numbing presentations! This training helps participants identify what is important to present and how to deliver it in an impactful way to teams, executives, and customers.

2-Hour Webinar: Giving Feedback and Handling Difficult Conversations
— Wednesday, May 6, 2020 — 10 AM – Noon PDT
Giving employee feedback is considered by many managers to be one of the most difficult parts of their job. A lack of frequent, helpful feedback is among the top reasons people quit their jobs. Studies show that communicative, honest cultures drive increased productivity, innovation, and employee satisfaction. This module provides a repeatable model to provide feedback that improves performance and enhances the relationship.

2-Hour Webinar: Growth Mindset: Investing in Possibilities
— Thursday, May 7, 2020 — 10 AM – Noon PDT
Research shows that a growth mindset enables employees to accomplish more, produce better results and be happier! In this 2-hour interactive session, you will learn what a growth mindset is and how it impacts your current performance, and key tools on how to adopt a growth mindset so you can accomplish your best work.

2-Hour Webinar: Delegating Effectively and Setting Clear Expectations
— Wednesday, May 13, 2020 — 10 AM – Noon PDT
Managing people’s productivity through effective delegation and goal setting is one of the toughest — and most rewarding — roles you’ll ever have. In this 2-hour webinar you’ll learn to be a master delegator and clear goal setter to keep you growing as a leader who gets things done on time and in a friendly manner.

2-Hour Webinar: Dealing With Yourself and Others in Difficult Situations
— Thursday, May 14, 2020 — 10 AM – Noon PDT
Workplace volatility can bring out the best in some people and the worst in others. The truism, “the only person you can change is yourself,” is key in managing yourself and others in difficult situations. This 2-hour interactive webinar addresses – What makes difficult people difficult, how to work best with them along with stress management strategies.