Past Meetings/Webinars

ASA DataFest 2020 at Chapman University 🗓

— an intense 48-hour real-world data hackathon for undergraduate students

Meeting Dates: May 1-3, 2020
Location: Chapman University
Information and registration: www.conference.org

Summary:
ASA DataFestTM started in 2011 at UCLA when “30 students gathered for 48 intense hours to help fight crime through an analysis of every arrest record of the last five years as provided by Lt. Thomas Zak of the Los Angeles Police Department.” ASA DataFestTM is now sponsored by the American Statistical Association and hosted by several of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country. More than 1500 students take part each year.

ASA DataFestTM 2020 at Chapman University will be an intense 48-hour real-world data hackathon for undergraduate students from local universities such as UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach, USC, Chapman University and more.

Registration will be open for students until April 1, 2020, or until 100 students have registered.

Registration will be open for Mentors until April 15, 2020.

The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) – 🗓

— Be a volunteer judge or translator or many more

Society for Science and the Public
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Meeting Date: May 10 – 15, 2020

Location: Anaheim
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: ISEF 2020

Summary:
The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. The Regeneron ISEF provides an annual forum for more than 1,800 students in grades 9 – 12 from nearly every state in the U.S. and more than 80 countries, regions and territories to showcase their talent on an international stage. Each year, millions of students worldwide compete in science fairs, and the winners go on to participate in more than 425 Society-affiliated fairs from which the best win the opportunity to attend the Regeneron ISEF. At Regeneron ISEF, these top young scientific minds come together, showcase their talent on an international stage, are judged by doctoral-level scientists and compete for nearly $5 million in prizes and scholarships.

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

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.

Workshop: Pop-Up Data Mart for Sales & Marketing Analysis with Machine Learning 🗓

The Orange County ACM Chapter
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Meeting Date: February 26, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 9 PM Presentations

Location: Chapman University
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: Meetup

Summary:
The Orange County ACM Chapter is again partnering with Oracle to offer a Hands-On Workshop at Chapman University. To participate, create or use your (free) Oracle account to register using the link below so that the cloud resources can be provisioned for you before you arrive.
Here are the details:

Hands-on Lab – Pop-Up Data Mart for Sales & Marketing Analysis with Built-In Machine Learning
* Attendees must bring their own laptops.

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
Event Details: Register

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.

DISPLAY & VISUAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES 🗓

— 15th Annual One Day Symposium

Meeting Dates: February 21, 2020
Time: 8AM-4:00PM (Registration & Breakfast 7:00AM)

Location: Costa Mesa Country Club, Costa Mesa,

Information and registration: www.conference.org
Summary: Presenting “Display Technologies and Applications” AR/VR, Micro LED, Dual Layer LCDs, HDR standards and developments. The conference will focus on these topics, with talks given by internationally recognized experts in each area – all of whom have given either a short course or a seminar at Display Week 2019. This is a chance to meet in a small intimate setting with extended Q&A after each talk, a panel session with the speakers, lunch & break give attendees a chance to interact with the speakers in a rare opportunity to learn from and meet these outstanding experts face-to-face.

IEEE WIE Women in Leadership Conference 🗓

— LEAD BEYOND — Accelerating innovative women who change the world!

Meeting Dates: May 19 – 20, 2020

Location: San Diego

Information and registration: www.conference.org
Summary: Learn, share and grow with incredible tracks: Biotech, Inclusion, Intersectionality, Representation, Government & Lab, Empowerment, Disruptive Tech & Innovation, Executive Leadership and hands-on workshops.

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