Past Meetings/Webinars

Free Tech Insider Webinars 🗓

— Learn from industry experts about latest technology advances

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Webinar Date: Through May 2020

Location: on the Web
Cost: none
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Event Details & Registration: spectrum.ieee.org

Summary:
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

Location: on the Web
Cost: none
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Event Details & Registration: proceedingsoftheieee.ieee.org

Summary:
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.

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.