Personal Privacy 🗓

IEEE OC Comp Soc & OC ACM
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Meeting Date: July 15, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Frank Ury
Location: Knobbe Martens’ Irvine offices
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
We will discuss several items related to privacy in general. We will start with a general background on privacy, its meanings and interpretation in the law over the years. We will then cover not only individual privacy, but new California laws regarding new legislation (AB375) and its implications for consumers, social media companies and other tertiary firms that use data harvested online, including specific person rights to control and restriction of that data. We will conclude with a similar treatment of workplace privacy and the implications for employees and employers, covering also impacts on public sector agencies and local governments, and their handling of constituent data. Discussions are happening in Sacramento on increasing the liability of elected officials who are not addressing privacy and cyber resiliency adequately.

Bio:
Frank Ury is an Orange County leader in Technology Operations, Sales and Business Development with a background in setting infrastructure and IT operations strategies and roadmaps. Having served for 12 years as a Councilmember and Mayor of the City of Mission Viejo, his technology career includes senior technology positions in many major companies, including DXC Technology, HP Enterprise Services, Intel Corporation and Black and Decker. He holds a BSEE from Notre Dame, and MSEE from USC and his MBA from UC Irvine. In addition to his council position, he served on the Board for the Orange County Transportation Authority, and currently serves the Big Data-Open Data Committee for the Southern California Association of Governments, and on several regional cybersecurity advisory boards.

3D Printing, Microwave Design, and Woodwinds Come Together 🗓

IEEE Coastal LA Section Systems Council Chapter
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Meeting Date: March 16, 2020
Time: 4 PM
Speaker: Dr. Charlie Jackson
Location: Long Beach
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
People have been making musical instruments for a long time; for over 40,000 years. We use whatever we can find to make them. Today we can use 3D printers to make them. This talk will show how to apply microwave theory (transmission line theory, network analysis, and S-Parameters) to design of woodwind instruments; especially renaissance instruments such as the flute, crumhorn, or cornetto. The talk will show how to use 3D printing to make working instruments.

Bio:
Dr. Charlie Jackson has had an interest in the design of woodwind instruments for many years. He has written articles on Quasi-optical
components, High Temperature Superconductors for microwave applications, Ferroelectric phase shifters, and Microwave Radiometers. He has been awarded three patents. He is on the Center Staff of the RFMS of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. He was President of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society in 2001, and is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Light Science Workshop 2020 🗓

–connecting students with the thriving local photonics industry

IEEE Central Coast Section
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Meeting Date: May 12, 2020
Time: 9am TO 4PM

Location: UC Santa Barbara
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
First held in 2017, the Light Science Workshop is a single day conference held on the UCSB campus to connect students with the thriving local photonics industry of Santa Barbara and surrounding areas.

This Workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 to correspond with the International Day of Light and feature 5-8 short talks from industry and academic speakers, as well as two one-hour keynote lectures. A student poster session will be combined with local industry tabling over an extended lunch to provide attendees with an opportunity to mingle with companies and peer researchers, asking questions and exploring research and career paths.

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE–Transceiver Architectures for Beyond-5G: Challenges and R&D Opportunities 🗓

IEEE San Diego Section
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Meeting Date: March3, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM Presentation
Speaker: Payam Heydari
Location: San Diego
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
The ongoing super-linear growth of world’s population coupled with the worldwide access to internet and the general public’s tendency to use more bandwidth-intensive applications fuel the urgency to enhance wireless infrastructures so as to meet these demands. Consequently, the wireless R&D is headed towards the inception of “Beyond-5G” (e.g., 6G) technology. This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of challenges and opportunities in designing beyond-5G transceiver architectures capable of achieving high data rates above and beyond 20 Gbps.

Bio:
Payam Heydari received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Southern California in 2001. He is currently a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Heydari’s research covers the design of terahertz/millimeter-wave/RF and analog integrated circuits. He is the (co)-author of two books, one book chapter, and more than 150 journal and conference papers. He has given Keynote Speech to IEEE GlobalSIP 2013 Symposium on Millimeter Wave Imaging and Communications, served as Invited Distinguished Speaker to the 2014 IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, and gave a Tutorial at the 2017 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (2014-2015), and is now a Distinguished Microwave Lecturer of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (2019-2022). His group was among the first who introduced the design of millimeter-wave integrated circuits in silicon technologies. They demonstrated the world’s first fundamental frequency CMOS transceiver operating above 200 GHz, the world’s highest radiated power and highest efficiency sub-terahertz circularly-polarized radiator in silicon employing a multi-port cavity-backed structure.

ENGINEERING MUSICAL WOODWIND INSTRUMENTS WITH 3D PRINTING 🗓

IEEE Buenaventura Section Spring Mixer
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Meeting Date: March 12, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM Buffet Taco Dinner
7:10 PM Presentation by
Speaker: Dr. Charlie Jackson
Location: Westlake Village
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
People have been making musical instruments for a long time; for over 40,000 years. We use whatever we can find to make them. Today we can use 3D printers to make them. This talk will show how to apply microwave theory (transmission line theory, network analysis, and S-Parameters) to the design of woodwind instruments; especially renaissance instruments such as the flute, crumhorn, or cornetto. The talk will then show how to use 3D printing to make working instruments.

Bio:
Dr. Jackson has had an interest in the design of woodwind instruments for many years. He has written articles on Quasi-optical components, High Temperature Superconductors for microwave applications, Ferroelectric phase shifters, and Microwave Radiometers. He has been awarded three patents. He is on the Center Staff of the RFMS of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. He was President of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society in 2001, and is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Spy Pilot, Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 Incident, and a Controversial Cold War Legacy 🗓

AIAA LA-LV
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Meeting Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Time: from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM PST
Speaker: Francis Gary Powers Jr.
Location: The Proud Bird (1st Floor, The Aviator Room) 11022 Aviation Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: Details

Summary:
Based on newly available information, the son of famed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers presents the facts and dispels misinformation about the Cold War espionage program that his father was part of, and was featured in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies

Bio:
Francis Gary Powers Jr. is the founder and chairman emeritus of The Cold War Museum, a 501(c) (3) charity in Vint Hill, Virginia, near Washington, DC. As chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Cold War Theme Study, he works with the National Park Service and leading Cold War experts to identify historic Cold War sites for commemorating, interpreting, and preservation. He served as a consultant to Steven Spielberg’s Cold War thriller, Bridge of Spies. He lectures internationally and appears regularly on the History, Discovery, and A&E Channels.

BSIMM – Bringing Science to Software Security 🗓

— Cybersecurity Seminar Series

OWASP-OC, ISACA-OC, ISSA-OC, IEEE Cybersecurity SIG, Webster University Irvine
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Meeting Date:February 19, 2020
Time: 6:30 Presentation
Speaker: iMan Louis,certified BSIMM assessor, for Bringing Science to the Software Industry
Location: Irvine
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: Meetup

Summary:
In this talk, iMan Louis – a certified BSIMM assessor – will explain what BSIMM is – and isn’t – and give an overview of the framework, the data pool, and the various ways people use BSIMM today.

Bio:
iMan Louis certified BSIMM assessor, for Bringing Science to the Software Industry

POSTPONED UNTIL JULY 15 — Personal Privacy 🗓

Orange County ACM Chapter
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Meeting Date: March 18, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Frank Ury
Location: Irvine
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: Meetup

Summary:
We will discuss several items related to privacy in general. We will start with a general background on privacy, its meanings and interpretation in the law over the years. We will then cover not only individual privacy, but new California laws regarding new legislation (AB375) and its implications for consumers, social media companies and other tertiary firms that use data harvested online, including specific person rights to control and restriction of that data. We will conclude with a similar treatment of workplace privacy and the implications for employees and employers, covering also impacts on public sector agencies and local governments, and their handling of constituent data. Discussions are happening in Sacramento on increasing the liability of elected officials who are not addressing privacy and cyber resiliency adequately.

Bio:
Frank Ury is an Orange County leader in Technology Operations, Sales and Business Development with a background in setting infrastructure and IT operations strategies and roadmaps. Having served for 12 years as a Councilmember and Mayor of the City of Mission Viejo, his technology career includes senior technology positions in many major companies, including DXC Technology, HP Enterprise Services, Intel Corporation and Black and Decker. He holds a BSEE from Notre Dame, and MSEE from USC and his MBA from UC Irvine. In addition to his council position, he served on the Board for the Orange County Transportation Authority, and currently serves the Big Data-Open Data Committee for the Southern California Association of Governments, and on several regional cybersecurity advisory boards.

Harmonic Filter Technology 🗓

— When harmonics are left unaddressed, what happens?

IEEE-PES/IAS Joint Chapter Orange County
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Meeting Date: February 20, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: John Bowlin (TCI) & Joe Blanchard (SSI/Enerdoor).
Location: Santa Ana
Cost: $30 (plus 2.75% for major credit cards); FREE for full-time college students with I.D.
Drawing for FREE DINNER at end of meeting (valid at a future meeting, within one year of winning).
RSVP: requested, through website
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Summary:
Harmonic Filter Technology
What are harmonic filters and what it does and does not? Where do we use Harmonic filters to solve problems? When harmonics are left unaddressed, what happens?

Bio:

John Bowlin is an Electrical Engineer and a member of IEEE with his chapter affiliation recently changed to OC. Since the 70’s he has worked with manufacturers such as Allen Bradley (Rockwell now days), GE, and Square D, where he worked with electro-mechanical controls, PLC’s, and drives (both DC and AC). He has been on the manufacturer’s rep side of the industry for the past 20 years working with lines like TCI on their active and passive harmonic filters, line and load reactors, and sine wave and DV/DT output filters.

Joe Blanchard is the President of Blanchard Associates. He graduate from University of Washington, BA in Business Administration and Arizona State University CPMR Graduate Program. Since 1983, Joe has served Manufacturer’s providing sales coverage, technical field services, training and support in Industrial and Commercial Automation, Controls, Electrical, Lighting, Energy Management and Power Quality Markets for manufacturers including GE, Honeywell, Group Schneider, Molex, ABB, MTE and TCI. Joe is celebrating 36 years of marriage, has 4 children, and (finally) blessed for the first time last August to become a “G-PA” with the birth of his first grandchild, Hailey.

Cloud and Fog Computing, an Overview 🗓

— IEEE Distinguished Lecture Series

IEEE CSULB Systems Council Chapter
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Meeting Date: February 7, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Zhensheng Zhang
Location: Long Beach
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
Recent deployment in the internet to support Internet of Things (IoT) includes cloud computing and fog computing. Cloud computing is the technology of stocking and accessing data, applications and programs over an internet network instead of a local/home storage such as a computer’s hard disk and uses networks of shared IT architecture containing large pools of systems and servers. Fog computing, also known as fogging, is a disseminated computing infrastructure in which application and its services are handled either at the network edge or in a remote data center- cloud. Fog computing improves efficiency and trim the amount of data that requires to be transmitted for processing, analysis and storage by placing the data close to the end user.

In this talk, a high level overview of the basic infrastructure and platform for cloud computing is first presented, development status as well as challenges will be reviewed. We then go over Fog Computing, review its architecture and key interfaces, highlight key differences between cloud computing and fog computing, discuss under which condition one is preferred than the other. Standard activities of the fog computing, user cases and future research topics will also be discussed.

Bio:
Dr. Zhensheng Zhang received his Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. He has over 25 years’ experience in design and analysis of network architecture, protocols and control algorithms of the communication networks. He has worked at Cubic Corporation, Boeing, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, and Columbia University, respectively, focusing on research and development in wireless networks. He has published over 100 technical papers in IEEE Journals and key IEEE conferences (one paper was listed as the top 10 most reading articles from IEEE Communications Society website in 2007). He was IEEE Comsoc distinguished lecturer (2010-2013), the IEEE LATINCOM Keynote Speaker (2013); received the IEEE Regional/Area Outstanding Engineer award in 2011. He is an IEEE Fellow.

He has been very active in IEEE Comsoc in the past decade