IEEE Region 6, Southern Area Meeting 🗓

— Updates, Awards, Officer training

IEEE Region 6, Southern Area
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Meeting Date: March 23, 2019
Time: 9AM – 4PM

Location: Long Beach
Cost: none

RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: Focus on Student and Section Officer Training for the Southern Area Sections and Branches. These are the Southern California sections, colleges and universities including: Buenaventura, Central Coast, China Lake/ Bakersfield, Coastal Los Angeles, Foothill/Inland Empire, Los Angeles Metropolitan, San Fernando Valley, and Orange County. San Diego and any other sections who are interested are welcome to join this meeting.

Promoting and Identifying Synergistic Industry-University Relationships – Panel Discussion 🗓

— Panelists bring their experience of co-innovation across these domains and showcase insights into how to realize the strategic advantages.

Sponsored by UCSD EPSE-LAMP and the IEEE Computer Society San Diego Chapter

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Meeting Date: March 5, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Panel
Cody Noghera, Executive Director of Corporate Research Partnerships at UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering,
Raymond Pettit, Executive Director of MS BA Program and BA Center of Excellence at UCSD Rady School of Management
Katie Rainey, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, US Navy and Adjunct Professor in Mathematics, Point Loma Nazarene University
Moderator: Natasha Balac, Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Data Science (ICData) at UCSD

Location: San Diego, California
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website

Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
Today’s technology, product, and/or services creation & marketization demand strategic partnerships. Co-innovation has become a common place in the industry. The inventive and entrepreneurial spirit of the University system is also in high gear. The distinguished panelists bring their experience of co-innovation across these domains and showcase insights into how to realize the strategic advantages.

Core Topics
1.Companies benefiting from using cutting edge technologies from Universities, highlighted by 2-3 success stories
2.Academia benefiting from the exposure to the current and hard problems the companies are facing
3.Available resources or info pools for companies to tap into, for selecting University tech partners
4.Available resources or info pools for Universities to tap into, for approaching industry partners
5.Partnership models that stood the test of time in bringing synergy and enthusiasm among the partners
6.Examples of technology problems that work great for partnership
7.Any examples of problems that had limited success
8.Intellectual property rights and how they are shared and managed
9.Partnering with Universities is a great way for companies to give back and simultaneously benefit from collaboration.

San Diego Blockchain Group Inaugural Event 🗓

— learn what activities the community is interested in and will overview the different BCI Activities

IEEE San Diego Blockchain Group
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Meeting Date: February 26, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation

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

Summary: The IEEE Blockchain Initiative (BCI) was created to act as the hub for all IEEE blockchain projects and activities. The BCI encompasses a comprehensive set of projects and activities supported by the following core subcommittees: Pre/Standards, Education, Conferences and Events, Community Development and Outreach, Publications, and Special Projects. The San Diego IEEE Blockchain Group formed in January 2019 and is interested in learning what activities the community is interested in and will overview the different BCI Activities as well as the current planned events in San Diego.

UAS and Fire Risk Mitigation 🗓

IEEE San Diego PES Chapter Meeting
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Meeting Date: February 25, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Drew Smith, San Diego Gas & Electric
Location: San Diego
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: A large aspect of the fire risk mitigation efforts of San Diego Gas & Electric involves replacement of antiquated overhead distribution lines in fire-prone areas. To better design these power lines into fire-hardened materials and updated construction standards survey-grade LiDAR, Light/Laser Detection, and Ranging, technology is used to map the terrain and conductor clearances. Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) have been shown to capture this data with the resolution needed to support this ongoing distribution reconductor program with great cost efficiencies. However, the data collected is immense and difficult to share with other stakeholders that might benefit from the more accurate GIS (Geographical Information System) data or aerial imagery collected. SDG&E, in its participation in the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) research and development efforts, has explored how this data can be visualized and shared for future use cases that will allow better design, project management, and risk reduction efforts.

Bio: Drew Smith is an Engineer II working in the Electric Distribution Engineering group at San Diego Gas & Electric. A part of the Risk and Technical Analysis Team, Drew’s duties vary from data analytics, risk modeling, and power quality. Drew is also an FAA Part 107 certified UAS Remote Pilot with overhead power line inspection experience that has helped support field inspections and has participated in shaping SDG&E’s future UAS strategies. Drew Smith graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Environment and Society and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of California.

RF Harmonic Oscillators Integrated in Silicon Technologies 🗓

— Hear about classical and emergent oscillator architectures

IEEE San Diego Section
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Meeting Date: February 15, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Professor Pietro Andreani
Location: San Diego
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: As one of the truly fundamental analog functions in any wireless/wireline application, the voltage-controlled oscillator keeps attracting a great deal of well-deserved attention. In this presentation, we will investigate the mechanisms of phase noise generation in harmonic oscillators, including some recently published general results, after which we will analyze both classical and emergent oscillator architectures, describing pros and cons for each. Various techniques to achieve a very wide oscillator tuning range will be illustrated as well.

Bio: Pietro Andreani received the M.S.E.E. degree from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1988, and the Ph.D. degree from Lund University, Sweden, in 1999. Between 2001 and 2007, he was Chair Professor at the Center for Physical Electronics, Technical University of Denmark. From 2005 to 2014, he had a 20% position as analog/RF designer at Ericsson AB in Lund, Sweden. Since 2007, he has been Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Information Technology (EIT), Lund University, working in analog/mixed-mode/RF IC design. He has also been Head of the VINNOVA Center for System Design on Silicon, hosted by EIT, between 2014 and 2016. He has been a TPC member of ISSCC (2007-2012), is a TPC member of ESSCIRC (Chair of the Frequency Generation subcommittee since 2012, TPC chair in 2014) and RFIC, and Associate Editor of JSSC. He has been an IEEE SSCS Distinguished Lecturer since 2017. He has authored numerous papers on harmonic oscillators and phase noise, for which he has been elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2018.

Promoting Technological Literacy through Mathematical and Logical Puzzles 🗓

— Teaching technical literacy (techeracy) requires a further shift toward logical reasoning

IEEE Central Coast Section
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Meeting Date: February 20, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Professor Behrooz Parhami PhD of University of California, Santa Barbara
Location: Goleta, California
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: Literacy and numeracy, introduced long ago to define the skill sets of a competent workforce are no longer adequate. Literacy is instilled and improved by telling stories that use more and more advanced vocabulary and grammar. The key tool in teaching and advancing numeracy is dealing with real-life problems, be they book-keeping and accounting tasks, analyzing geometric shapes and relationships, or deriving answers from (partially) supplied information. Teaching technical literacy (techeracy) requires a further shift away from story-telling and word problems toward logical reasoning, as reflected in the activity of solving puzzles. I will draw upon my experiences to convey how a diverse group of learners can be brought to understand the underpinnings of complex science and technology concepts such as integrated-circuit layout, recommendation systems, cryptography, and task scheduling.

Bio: Behrooz Parhami is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and former Associate Dean for Academic Personnel, College of Engineering, at University of California, Santa Barbara, where he teaches and does research in computer arithmetic, parallel processing, and dependable computing. A Life Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of IET and British Computer Society, and recipient of several other awards (including a most-cited paper award from J. Parallel & Distributed Computing), he has written six textbooks and more than 300 peer-reviewed technical papers. Professionally, he serves on journal editorial boards and conference program committees and is also active in technical consulting.

Medical EMC Review of & IEC 60601-1-2 4Ed and IEC TR 60601-4-2 1Ed 🗓

— Challenges dealing with EMC compliance on medical electrical equipment and systems

Co-sponsored by San Diego PSES
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Meeting Date: March 12, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Darryl Ray, Principal Consultant for Darryl Ray EMC Consulting
Location: San Diego
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
This presentation touches on the challenges dealing with EMC compliance on medical electrical equipment and systems. IEC 60601-1-2 edition 4. Compliance with the standard is now mandatory in many countries.
This standard is significantly different that its predecessor. In addition, IEC TR 60601-4-2 will be introduced.
The presentation will address the following topics;
• Relationship of IEC 60601-1-2 with other standards
• Motivation & philosophy of the 4th Edition
• What is “Essential Performance” and “Basic Safety”?
• Comparison of 3rd and 4th Edition requirements
• In depth review of IEC 60601-1-2, 4th Edition
• Labeling & documentation requirements
• Risk Management for EMC
• When do we have to comply with the IEC 60601-1-2, 4th Edition?
• IEC TR 60601-4-2 (EMC “Performance”)

Bio: Darryl Ray is the founder and Principal Consultant for Darryl Ray EMC
Consulting. He has more than 40 years EMC experience working in the medical device, ITE and defense industries. Mr. Ray received a Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Darryl has performed engineering design testing and troubleshooting on over 100 products.
Mr. Ray has built 9 EMC labs including numerous anechoic chambers. He has authored several papers for past IEEE EMC symposiums. Darryl is a senior member of the IEEE and former chair of the IEEE Santa Clara Valley EMC chapter. He is an iNarte Certified Master EMC Design Engineer. Mr. Ray is an active member of IEC TC62 SC 62A, Maintenance Team 23 pertaining to the development of IEC 60601-1-2. He is also a former member of the US national
committees for CISPR 11, 22, 24, 32 and 35.

San Diego IEEE EXCOM Monthly Meeting 🗓

IEEE San Diego Section
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Meeting Date: February 20, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food

Location: San Diego
Cost: Free to attend and dinner will be provided, but please RSVP
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: Main agenda item will be the 2019 Budgets. All chairs and leads please plan on attending and come prepared to represent your society’s 2019 forecast. Consider your upcoming meetings and/or upcoming events.

San Diego Blockchain Group Inaugural Event 🗓

— learn what activities the community is interested in and overview the different BCI Activities are planned events in San Diego.

IEEE Blockchain Group. Co-sponsored by San Diego Supercomputer Center
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Meeting Date: February 11, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker:
Location: San Diego Supercomputer Center, La Jolla, California
Cost: none

RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
The IEEE Blockchain Initiative (BCI) was created to act as the hub for all IEEE blockchain projects and activities. The BCI encompasses a comprehensive set of projects and activities supported by the following core subcommittees: Pre/Standards, Education, Conferences and Events, Community Development and Outreach, Publications, and Special Projects. The San Diego IEEE Blockchain Group formed in January 2019 and is interested in learning what activities the community is interested in and will overview the different BCI Activities as well as the current planned events in San Diego.

Cinematic Video Production – Bridging the Technical & Artistic! 🗓

— behind the scenes looks at professional color grading and post production

IEEE Consultants Network – San Diego
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Meeting Date: February 11, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Paul Bellfy
Location: San Diego
Cost:
RSVP: requested, through website

Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
Join us for a very special evening in 4K UHD you won’t want to miss! This is a rare chance to learn many exciting aspects of professional video production.
We’re going beyond normal video production to the Cinematic realm, with behind the scenes looks at professional color grading and post production with the same programs used in Hollywood Blockbusters!
This presentation will answer all your questions about the different video formats and their uses in the post production processes. We’ll highlight the professional NLE (non-linear editors) and VFX programs and compare them to the traditional consumer video editing software.
We’ll discuss the various codecs, shutter/aperture combinations, bit-depths, color depths, etc. Side by side comparisons of video will be presented.
An overview of the hand-made custom rigging for both the camera and stage/set components will be covered as well as the usage and purpose of each. A custom-built Arduino based PWM product turntable will be demonstrated live!

This will be a fun event and you’ll leave excited about the technical and artistic aspects of video production. Emotion, passion, creativity…Every frame is Cinematic Beauty!

Bio: Paul Bellfy
As President of Bellfive Studios, Paul has taken his technical and creative talents in new directions.
Paul Bellfy earned his BSEE degree from Michigan State University in 1993 and his MSECE degree from the University of Michigan in 1997 and worked in traditional engineering positions for 20+ years.

A veteran of Ford Motor Company where he designed and launched many Ford first technologies: first in-vehicle navigation system, first one-touch close back-glass system w/ anti-pinch, first electronic parking brake system, and first power retractable running board system w/ anti-pinch.
In San Diego, Paul worked in electrical design in many industries: PCB thermal profiling, medical, industrial, and nuclear.