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Learn from industry experts about latest technology advances via our free Tech Insider Webinars. This page lists upcoming and available ‘on demand’ Tech Insider webinars. All the live webinars are archived and are available on demand for 12 months. IEEE members can also earn PDH certificates for each webinar.

Proceedings of the IEEE offers free webinars 🗓

— looking into the future of important technical developments in electronics, electrical and computer engineering, and computer science

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Webinar Date: Through May 2020

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Proceedings of the IEEE offers free webinars looking into the future of important technical developments in electronics, electrical and computer engineering, and computer science. Based on recently published Special Issues, these live webinars provide an excellent opportunity for attendees to interact with some of the leading experts in important areas of research. Previously recorded webinars are available on demand as a valuable resource for researchers in industry and academia.

Webinar: Networking Pro Tips: Come off as Confident, Not Cocky 🗓

— Take your networking skills to the next level

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Webinar Date: January 22, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM (PT)
Speaker: Jacquelyn Adams
Location: on the Web
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Summary:
Take your networking skills to the next level by applying these leadership hacks. Learn about the importance of having an engaging bio and how to craft your own professional networking introductions. Through this process, you can build up a community of mentors and advisers to help you rise to the next stage of your career trajectory.
Bio: Jacquelyn Adams earned her Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. She is the founder of Ristole, an engineering consulting company which transforms corporations through employee development and organizational change management.

Webinar: Five Action Steps to a Better, More Positive Work Culture 🗓

–real, tangible, and actionable steps to building a better workplace culture

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Webinar Date: January 9, 2020
Time: 10:00 PM (PT)
Speaker: Catherine Mattice Zundel
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Summary:
This presentation changes all that. Attend and learn the real, tangible, and actionable steps to building a better workplace culture, using Civility Partners’ proven method for positive culture change.
Bio: Catherine Mattice Zundel
The founder of Civility Partners, Catherine Mattice Zundel, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is a Strategic HR Consultant who assists organizations in building positive cultures through HR practices.

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE — Toward 100Gbps Fully Integrated Wireless Communication Transceivers 🗓

— Hear about way of implementing highly integrated ultra-high-speed wireless transceivers.

IEEE Joint Foothill and OC Sections Nanotechnology Council Chapter
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Meeting Date: March 24, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM Networking & Food; 12:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Huan Wang
Location: Cal Poly Pomona
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
The future’s more connected societies are in sore need of high-speed point-to-point wireless links with a data rate comparable to wireline links in both indoor short-range and outdoor long-range scenarios. Enabling applications include: optical fiber replacement, high-capacity backhauls, close-proximity wireless data transfer, etc. High-speed communication relies on two major factors: bandwidth and modulation format. The vastly under-utilized mm-wave to sub-THz band is very attractive for this application. However, the abundance of bandwidth in mm-wave/sub-THz bands cannot be easily utilized with commercially available low-cost Silicon-based fabrication technologies. Meanwhile, increasing modulation order puts stringent requirement on the high-speed mixed-signal interface design, i.e. analog-to-digital converters, digital-to-analog-converters and digital signal processors. In short, conventional transceiver architectures encounter serious bottleneck that limits achievable data rate and posts significant concerns on system cost and efficiency. The state-of-the-art solutions will be presented and discussed first, followed by our proposed way of implementing highly integrated ultra-high-speed wireless transceivers.

Bio:
Huan Wang (S’11) received his B.S. degree from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 2011, and the M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, in 2013. He is currently working toward his Ph.D degree in electrical engineering at the University of California, Irvine, CA, USA. From 2013 to 2015, he was with Cirrus Logic, Austin, Texas, as an analog design engineer, where he was involved in the design of audio class-D amplifiers for mobile applications. He was an engineering intern with Qualcomm during the summer of 2012, 2016 and 2019, where he worked on the design of RF transceivers for cellular applications. His current research interest includes RF, mm-wave/THz circuits and system design for wireless communications.

Remaining Challenges for Designs with High Power Wide Bandgap Power Devices: A Circuit Perspective 🗓

— GaN and SiC converters, introduction, challenges, gate drive, reflective waves, electromagnetic interference …

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Webinar Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM (PT)
Speaker: Dr. Jin Wang, Ohio State University
Location: on the Web
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Event Details & Registration: www.ieee-pels.org
Summary: The talk will focus on high-power applications of Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Silicon Carbide (SiC) devices. It will start with a brief introduction of examples of state-of-the-art high-power GaN and SiC converters. Then, common challenges that are faced by both GaN and SiC devices including gate drive designs, high dv/dt-caused reflective waves, electromagnetic interference, partial discharge, etc. will be discussed. Specific challenges for the implementation of SiC in medium- and high-voltage applications will also be discussed.
Bio: Jin Wang received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, East Lansing, in 2005. From Sept 2005 to Aug 2007, he worked at the Ford Motor Company as a Core Power Electronics Engineer. He joined the Ohio State University in 2007 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2013 and Full Professor in 2017. His research interests include wide bandgap power devices and their applications, high-voltage and high-power converter/inverters, integration of renewable energy sources, and electrification of transportation. Dr. Wang has over 180 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications and 8 patents. Dr. Wang received the IEEE Power Electronics Society Richard M. Bass Young Engineer Award and the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award in 2011. At The Ohio State University, Dr. Wang received the Ralph L. Boyer Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Innovation in 2012, the Lumley Research Award in 2013 and the Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education in 2017. Dr. Wang served as the General Chair and the Steering Committee Chair for the IEEE Future Energy Challenge in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Dr. Wang had been an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications from 2008 to 2014. Currently, Dr. Wang serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (J-ESTPE).

Power-Dense High-Efficiency Engine-Coolant-Capable 200 kW Silicon Carbide Inverter for Heavy-Duty Vehicles 🗓

— US DOE, dual-inverter, 200 kW, 1050 VDC, 115C coolant, front loader vehicle, real-world application …

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Webinar Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM (PT)
Speaker: Dr. Brij Singh, senior staff engineer, John Deere Inc.
Location: on the Web
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Event Details & Registration: tec.ieee.org/
Summary: This presentation will discuss public information related to a John Deere project funded by the US Department of Energy’s PowerAmerica Institute at North Carolina State University, Raleigh. Through PowerAmerica, John Deere has formed a collaboration with researchers from the US Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop a 200 kW 1050 VDC silicon carbide (SiC) dual-inverter. The SiC inverter converts vehicle engine power into electrical power needed for the permanent-magnet-motor based power-train used in heavy-duty construction and mining vehicles. The presentation will cover development and test verification of various technologies deployed in the successful realization of a power-dense (greater than 40 kW/Liter) high-temperature (suitable for 115C coolant) high-efficiency (greater than 98% over entire range of coolant) SiC dual-inverter. Test results from various generations of the SiC inverter will be presented. In April 2017, the Fargo, North Dakota-based John Deere Electronic Solutions (JDES) successfully demonstrated the SiC inverter in a John Deere 644K hybrid front loader vehicle, using the engine radiator fluid to cool the SiC power electronics. The SiC inverter technology demonstration took place at John Deere Dubuque Works (JDDW) in Dubuque, Iowa. Since then this SiC inverter has been operating on vehicles resulting in over 2,000 hours experience from real-world application of SiC power electronics technology. The DOE-PowerAmerica funding has greatly helped John Deere to accelerate the development of SiC inverter technology including the realization of key commercialization objectives.
Bio: Brij N. Singh is a senior staff engineer in John Deere Inc., USA and leading the US Department of Energy – PowerAmerica (DOE-PowerAmerica) funded project to develop a 200 kW SiC inverter for heavy-duty vehicle applications. Brij has earned Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India, in 1996. In 1996, Brij joined the École de Technology Supérieure, Université du Québec, Montreal, QC, Canada, as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. In 1999, Brij joined Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada as a Research Fellow. In 2000, Brij joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, as an Assistant Professor. In 2007, Brij joined John Deere in Fargo, North Dakota as a power electronics staff engineer. In Tulane, Brij received numerous teaching awards for outstanding instructions in electrical engineering. In John Deere, Brij received numerous awards for product and technology innovations and team collaboration activities. Brij has published over 90 research papers in various Journals including IEEE Transactions and IET Journals. Brij has 22 US patents, one trade secret, and numerous pending patents. Brij’s scholarly work and publications have been cited by his peers over 6000 times. Brij is a senior member of the IEEE.

vTools & Collabratec Training 🗓

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Webinar Date: Jun 19, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM (PT)
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Summary: This IEEE volunteer tools (vtools) site [http://http://sites.ieee.org/vtools/] provides information on a wide range of tools developed by volunteers for IEEE members and IEEE volunteers. The toolbox simplifies organizational efforts and administration by offering web-based software in order to reduce time spent on managing local activities and to assist in member development.

The Evolution of the Smart Grid 🗓

— underlying causes, changing technologies, business models, adverse effects, disruptions, evolution …

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Webinar Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM (PT)
Speaker: Steven E. Collier, Director, Smart Grid Strategies
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Event Details & Registration: smartgrid.ieee.org
Summary: Carl Sagan said, “You have to know the past to understand the present”. Most everyone knows something about the emerging smart grid. However, not everyone knows the whole story about how and why the smart grid began. It is not only fascinating, but also useful to understand the underlying causes that led to the emergence and continuing development of a smart grid. It’s all about changing technologies and business models. For a variety of reasons, the foundations of the century old legacy electric grid began to erode in the 1970s during the aftermath of the OPEC oil embargo. Longstanding favorable economics, acceptable reliability, stable monopoly business model, and standard utility operations were adversely affected. During this time, disruptive new technologies began to emerge to produce, store, and manage energy, both on the supply side and the demand side. New business models and new market participants emerged as well. The smart grid will continue to evolve as technology and business models continue to change.
Bio: Steve Collier writes, speaks and consults widely on issues and technologies related to the smart grid. He has worked for more than forty years as a professional engineer, executive, consultant, board member for energy, telecommunications, and consulting companies in the US and abroad, including Houston Lighting & Power, Power Technologies, Inc., Sandia National Labs, C. H. Guernsey & Company, Cap Rock Electric Cooperative, the Institute for Management Development and Change, Util-LINK LLC, and the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative. He has BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Houston and Purdue University respectively. He has served as chairman of the IEEE IAS Rural Electric Power Committee, a member of the board of directors of IAS, chairman of the IEEE Smart Grid Education and Operations Committees.