Integrated Power Delivery and Management for High-Performance Digital Systems 🗓

— a unique flow of integrated power converter architectures, topologies, and circuit techniques

IEEE San Diego Section AP/CAS/ED/MTT/SSC
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Meeting Date: January 24, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Hanh-Phuc
Location: San Diego
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
The need for an efficient power management solution has never been more critical across virtually all electronic devices and systems from low power to high power, smartphones to data centers, battery-powered components to renewable-energy-powered grids, and from stationary systems to aircraft. The key, common challenge for power management in these systems is to satisfy increasingly demanding requirements in terms of efficiency, size, reliability, and cost, simultaneously. This talk will present a unique flow of integrated power converter architectures, topologies, and circuit techniques to address this challenge. Particularly, the speaker will discuss his group research work on a family of hybrid converters that achieve high efficiency for high output power density and current density.

Bio:
Dr. Hanh-Phuc Le is Assistant Professor of ECE at the University of California, San Diego. He received the B.S. from Hanoi University of Science and Technology in Vietnam (2004), M.S. from KAIST, Korea (2006), and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley (2013), all in Electrical Engineering. In 2012, he co-founded and served as the CTO at Lion Semiconductor until October 2015. He was with the University of Colorado Boulder from 2016 to 2019, and recently joined the ECE department at UCSD. He also held R&D positions at Oracle, Intel, Rambus, JDA Tech in Korea and the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) in Vietnam. His current research interests include miniaturized/on-die power conversions, large conversion ratios, smart power delivery and control for high performance IT systems, data centers, telecommunication, robots, automotive, mobile, wearable, and IoT applications.

Dr. Le received the 2012-2013 IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Pre-doctoral Achievement Award, and the 2013 Sevin Rosen Funds Award for Innovation at UC Berkeley. He authored two book chapters, over forty journal and conference papers with one best paper award, and is an inventor with 18 U.S. patents (10 granted and 8 pending). He serves as an associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (JESTPE), the TPC chair for the 2018 International Workshop on Power Supply On Chip (PwrSoC 2018), and TPC co-chair for PwrSoC 2020. He is currently the chair of the IEEE Power Electronics Society Technical Committee on Power Conversion Systems and Components (IEEE PELS TC2

FIRST ANNUAL LOS ANGELES CYBER SECURITY SUMMIT 2020-SOUTH BAY 🗓

IEEE Coastal Los Angeles Computer Society
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Meeting Date: February 15, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation

Location: Carson
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
Cyber attacks on corporations, governmental agencies and individuals are becoming increasingly widespread and regular, as well as more complex. In conjunction with ToroHack 4 Conference (ToroHack Conference), California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) is hosting The First Annual Los Angeles Cybersecurity Summit-South Bay that brings together government officials, private business executives and cybersecurity experts to discuss the current and emerging threats that exist in today’s sophisticated cyber environment, and the technological advancements being made to countermeasure and manage these risks.

3-D Printing Demonstration 🗓

IEEE Central Coast Section
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Meeting Date: February 3, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Goleta
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
The library is happy to offer patrons the ability to submit projects to be printed on the library’s 3-D printer. The 3-D printer can create a physical object based on a design supplied as a digital file. These can be designs you’ve created yourself, or designs you’ve obtained from another source and have permission to use.

Metro LA Young Professionals (Joint Meeting): Websites Design Discussion Part 3 🗓

Co-sponsored by IEEE Metro LA Section register
Meeting Date: January 25, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 12 PM Presentation
Speakers:
Edward Perkins, Region 6 Webmaster
Khanh Luu, Sr. Information Management Analyst

Location:Pasadena
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
This is the 3rd free tutorial lunch meeting for all IEEE members regardless of section affiliation.
For those wishing to volunteer to design their, creating pages vs posts, media and images,
SEO, analytics and security.
(1) Ed Perkins Region 6 Webmaster calling some of his trained Webmasters to show their created websites.
(2) Section Chair, Malak Shirkhani will present an Award for each speaker and adjourn the meeting after every trainee have an opportunity to ask their questions regarding their Website design.

THz Transistors and Their Applications 🗓

– InP HEMT capabilities at Northrop Grumman

IEEE Buenaventura Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Chapter
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Meeting Date: January 21, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Bill Deal
Location: Newbury Park
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
Transistors fabricated in the Indium Phosphide (InP) material systems have proven capable of reaching fMAX greater than 1 THz. This talk describes InP HEMT capabilities at Northrop Grumman. The talk starts with a technology overview, and then describes different applications at submillimeter and THz frequencies. The talk completes with an overview of MMIC, component and sub-system results at these frequencies.
About the Speaker

Bio:
Dr. Bill Deal is a Consulting Engineer at Northrop Grumman, where he leads the development of high frequency electronics. His group is involved with state of the art low noise transistor development, and is currently developing receivers to as high as 850 GHz for a variety of applications. Dr. Deal is a Fellow of the IEEE, and has published more than 150 conference and journal papers.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Testing & Certification

IEEE OC PSES
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Meeting Date: January 28, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Brian Hsu, North America product marketing manager for Preen
Location: Irvine
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE PSES

Bio:
Mr. Hsu worked in new energy and automation test industry for over 18 years. Brian worked as an Application Engineering Manager in National Instrument and specialized in automation test platform development. He has four patents for new energy power management, electrical energy and hybrid system in USPTA. expertise includes new energy, programming, power solutions for R&D, production and ATE tests.

IET Present Around the World competition 🗓

— an event at IVC for young professionals, graduates, apprentices and students within engineering

local network of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) of London (UK),
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Meeting Date: Feb 22, 2020
Location: Tustin
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: Event Website

Summary:
The attendees may compete with a 10-minute presentation which is judged by a panel. The best two presentations will receive pecuniary awards and move to the next stage, and the winners may end up in London (UK).
Presentations may be about everything: a project, a technical issue, a piece of code, etc. https://www.theiet.org/impact-society/awards-scholarships/iet-present-around-the-world-competition/

For more details, you may contact the IET Project Officer Ms. Denise Beskos (denise.beskou@ietvolunteer.org), hereby cc’d.

If you think that your faculty, alumni and engineering students (any major) may have in interest, please do inform them.

Parallel Agile and the Incremental Commitment Spiral Model 🗓

— ICSM principles applied within Parallel Agile to shorten schedules, improve quality, and lower cost

IEEE Orange County Computer Society and the Los Angeles Chapter of the ACM.
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Meeting Date: January 15, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM Networking; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Professor Barry Boehm of USC and Parallel Agile CTO Doug Rosenberg
Location: Irvine
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: Meetup

Summary:
The spiral model (full name Incremental Commitment Spiral Model or ICSM) has its roots in large, million+ lines of code development efforts. It emphasizes iterative, feedback-driven, risk minimized development through short cycles.

Parallel Agile (PA) applies a simplified version of the spiral model one use case at a time so that teams can more easily deliver software in parallel. Its goal is to reduce the cost of communication between teams so that projects can scale-out efficiently. PA simplifies the ICSM cycles as Proof of Concept, Minimum Viable Product, and Optimization and suggests timing of a month per phase. With a large team of developers working in parallel, you can achieve significant schedule compression and deliver a large-scale project in 3 months.

This talk by Professor Barry Boehm of USC and Parallel Agile CTO Doug Rosenberg explains the ICSM principles and how they are applied within Parallel Agile to shorten schedules, improve quality, and lower cost

X15 Rocket Plane, Flying the first wings into space 🗓

— the enthralling yet little-known story

IEEE Buenaventura Section
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Meeting Date: Jan 16, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM
Speaker: Michelle Evans
Location: Westlake Village
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
With the Soviet Union’s launch of the first Sputnik satellite in 1957, the Cold War soared to new heights as Americans feared losing the race into space. This presentation tells the enthralling yet little-known story of the hypersonic X-15, the winged rocket ship that met this challenge and opened the way into human- controlled spaceflight.

This remarkable research aircraft held the world’s altitude record for 41 years, and still has no equal to match or better its speed of more than 4,500 mph. Beyond the X-15 are the stories of the 12 men who guided it into space, and all the people who kept the rocket plane flying for nearly a decade. This is the story that has never been told of the vehicle that was the true precursor to the Space Shuttle by being the first piloted and winged vehicle to exit Earth’s atmosphere, and make a controlled reentry to a landing on hard-packed dry desert lakebeds.

In her research, Ms. Evans interviewed nearly 70 people, including 9 of the 12 pilots, including Neil Armstrong, Scott Crossfield, and Robert White, with family representatives for the remaining pilots. Others she spoke with include managers, flight planners, and the technicians and engineers who made the X-15 ready to fly its next research mission at high altitude and high Mach.

Bio:
Michelle Evans is the founder and president of Mach 25 Media (www.Mach25Media.com) and is a writer, photographer, and communications specialist in aerospace. She has written the bestselling book “The X-15 Rocket Plane, Flying the First Wings into Space” which was published by the University of Nebraska Press as part of their “Outward Odyssey, People’s History of Spaceflight” series.

Michelle’s background in aerospace engineering includes serving in the US Air Force working on missile systems, and later in private industry accomplishing environmental testing for systems used in airliners and spacecraft. Her current work with Mach 25 Media provides education and display services for astronaut appearances and other space-related events at government facilities, science centers, schools, and other venues across the country and overseas.

Michelle is a Distinguished Lecturer with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and her book on the X-15 was a finalist for the Eugene M. Emme Award for Astronautical Literature. Michelle received the Diverse Community Leader Award from Orange County Human Relations, and was recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Orange County. She has appeared in numerous publications, including Air & Space Smithsonian, Ad Astra, Orange County Register, Los Angeles Times, and New York Times. Michelle was also a technical consultant on the Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man.”