Past Meetings/Webinars

Integrated Power Delivery and Management for High-Performance Digital Systems ๐Ÿ—“

— a unique flow of integrated power converter architectures, topologies, and circuit techniques

IEEE San Diego Section AP/CAS/ED/MTT/SSC
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Meeting Date: January 24, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Hanh-Phuc
Location: San Diego
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
The need for an efficient power management solution has never been more critical across virtually all electronic devices and systems from low power to high power, smartphones to data centers, battery-powered components to renewable-energy-powered grids, and from stationary systems to aircraft. The key, common challenge for power management in these systems is to satisfy increasingly demanding requirements in terms of efficiency, size, reliability, and cost, simultaneously. This talk will present a unique flow of integrated power converter architectures, topologies, and circuit techniques to address this challenge. Particularly, the speaker will discuss his group research work on a family of hybrid converters that achieve high efficiency for high output power density and current density.

Bio:
Dr. Hanh-Phuc Le is Assistant Professor of ECE at the University of California, San Diego. He received the B.S. from Hanoi University of Science and Technology in Vietnam (2004), M.S. from KAIST, Korea (2006), and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley (2013), all in Electrical Engineering. In 2012, he co-founded and served as the CTO at Lion Semiconductor until October 2015. He was with the University of Colorado Boulder from 2016 to 2019, and recently joined the ECE department at UCSD. He also held R&D positions at Oracle, Intel, Rambus, JDA Tech in Korea and the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) in Vietnam. His current research interests include miniaturized/on-die power conversions, large conversion ratios, smart power delivery and control for high performance IT systems, data centers, telecommunication, robots, automotive, mobile, wearable, and IoT applications.

Dr. Le received the 2012-2013 IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Pre-doctoral Achievement Award, and the 2013 Sevin Rosen Funds Award for Innovation at UC Berkeley. He authored two book chapters, over forty journal and conference papers with one best paper award, and is an inventor with 18 U.S. patents (10 granted and 8 pending). He serves as an associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (JESTPE), the TPC chair for the 2018 International Workshop on Power Supply On Chip (PwrSoC 2018), and TPC co-chair for PwrSoC 2020. He is currently the chair of the IEEE Power Electronics Society Technical Committee on Power Conversion Systems and Components (IEEE PELS TC2

FIRST ANNUAL LOS ANGELES CYBER SECURITY SUMMIT 2020-SOUTH BAY ๐Ÿ—“

IEEE Coastal Los Angeles Computer Society
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Meeting Date: February 15, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation

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

Summary:
Cyber attacks on corporations, governmental agencies and individuals are becoming increasingly widespread and regular, as well as more complex. In conjunction with ToroHack 4 Conference (ToroHack Conference), California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) is hosting The First Annual Los Angeles Cybersecurity Summit-South Bay that brings together government officials, private business executives and cybersecurity experts to discuss the current and emerging threats that exist in todayโ€™s sophisticated cyber environment, and the technological advancements being made to countermeasure and manage these risks.

3-D Printing Demonstration ๐Ÿ—“

IEEE Central Coast Section
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Meeting Date: February 3, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM

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

Summary:
The library is happy to offer patrons the ability to submit projects to be printed on the libraryโ€™s 3-D printer. The 3-D printer can create a physical object based on a design supplied as a digital file. These can be designs youโ€™ve created yourself, or designs youโ€™ve obtained from another source and have permission to use.

Metro LA Young Professionals (Joint Meeting): Websites Design Discussion Part 3 ๐Ÿ—“

Co-sponsored by IEEE Metro LA Section register
Meeting Date: January 25, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 12 PM Presentation
Speakers:
Edward Perkins, Region 6 Webmaster
Khanh Luu, Sr. Information Management Analyst

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

Summary:
This is the 3rd free tutorial lunch meeting for all IEEE members regardless of section affiliation.
For those wishing to volunteer to design their, creating pages vs posts, media and images,
SEO, analytics and security.
(1) Ed Perkins Region 6 Webmaster calling some of his trained Webmasters to show their created websites.
(2) Section Chair, Malak Shirkhani will present an Award for each speaker and adjourn the meeting after every trainee have an opportunity to ask their questions regarding their Website design.

THz Transistors and Their Applications ๐Ÿ—“

– InP HEMT capabilities at Northrop Grumman

IEEE Buenaventura Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Chapter
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Meeting Date: January 21, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Bill Deal
Location: Newbury Park
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
Transistors fabricated in the Indium Phosphide (InP) material systems have proven capable of reaching fMAX greater than 1 THz. This talk describes InP HEMT capabilities at Northrop Grumman. The talk starts with a technology overview, and then describes different applications at submillimeter and THz frequencies. The talk completes with an overview of MMIC, component and sub-system results at these frequencies.
About the Speaker

Bio:
Dr. Bill Deal is a Consulting Engineer at Northrop Grumman, where he leads the development of high frequency electronics. His group is involved with state of the art low noise transistor development, and is currently developing receivers to as high as 850 GHz for a variety of applications. Dr. Deal is a Fellow of the IEEE, and has published more than 150 conference and journal papers.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Testing & Certification

IEEE OC PSES
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Meeting Date: January 28, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Brian Hsu, North America product marketing manager for Preen
Location: Irvine
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE PSES

Bio:
Mr. Hsu worked in new energy and automation test industry for over 18 years. Brian worked as an Application Engineering Manager in National Instrument and specialized in automation test platform development. He has four patents for new energy power management, electrical energy and hybrid system in USPTA. expertise includes new energy, programming, power solutions for R&D, production and ATE tests.

IET Present Around the World competition ๐Ÿ—“

— an event at IVC for young professionals, graduates, apprentices and students within engineering

local network of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) of London (UK),
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Meeting Date: Feb 22, 2020
Location: Tustin
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: Event Website

Summary:
The attendees may compete with a 10-minute presentation which is judged by a panel. The best two presentations will receive pecuniary awards and move to the next stage, and the winners may end up in London (UK).
Presentations may be about everything: a project, a technical issue, a piece of code, etc. https://www.theiet.org/impact-society/awards-scholarships/iet-present-around-the-world-competition/

For more details, you may contact the IET Project Officer Ms. Denise Beskos (denise.beskou@ietvolunteer.org), hereby ccโ€™d.

If you think that your faculty, alumni and engineering students (any major) may have in interest, please do inform them.

Parallel Agile and the Incremental Commitment Spiral Model ๐Ÿ—“

— ICSM principles applied within Parallel Agile to shorten schedules, improve quality, and lower cost

IEEE Orange County Computer Society and the Los Angeles Chapter of the ACM.
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Meeting Date: January 15, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM Networking; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Professor Barry Boehm of USC and Parallel Agile CTO Doug Rosenberg
Location: Irvine
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: Meetup

Summary:
The spiral model (full name Incremental Commitment Spiral Model or ICSM) has its roots in large, million+ lines of code development efforts. It emphasizes iterative, feedback-driven, risk minimized development through short cycles.

Parallel Agile (PA) applies a simplified version of the spiral model one use case at a time so that teams can more easily deliver software in parallel. Its goal is to reduce the cost of communication between teams so that projects can scale-out efficiently. PA simplifies the ICSM cycles as Proof of Concept, Minimum Viable Product, and Optimization and suggests timing of a month per phase. With a large team of developers working in parallel, you can achieve significant schedule compression and deliver a large-scale project in 3 months.

This talk by Professor Barry Boehm of USC and Parallel Agile CTO Doug Rosenberg explains the ICSM principles and how they are applied within Parallel Agile to shorten schedules, improve quality, and lower cost

Webinar: Networking Pro Tips: Come off as Confident, Not Cocky ๐Ÿ—“

— 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
Cost: none
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration: Event
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.