Past Meetings/Webinars

Int’l Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Engineering (AIKE) đź—“

Call for Papers — knowledge management, discovery, optimization, performance evaluation, applications …

Meeting Dates: October 1-3, 2018
Location: The Hills Hotel, Laguna Hills
Cost: (to be posted)
Papers Due: by July 1, 2018
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Summary: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is concerned with computing technologies that allow machines to see, hear, talk, think, learn, and solve problems. The huge potential of applying AI for problem solving represents an exciting future that business objectives can be achieved much more effectively. In addition, business-business, business-customer, and customer-customer may be interconnected in a revolutionary way to stimulate tremendous amount of interesting activities. A core of AI is Knowledge Engineering that addresses the acquisition, understanding, description, storage, integration, processing, control, and use of knowledge, among others.
​The First IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Engineering (AIKE 2018) is an international forum for academia and industries to exchange visions and ideas in the state of the art and practice of Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Engineering, as well as to identify the emerging topics and define the future of Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Engineering.

Int’l Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Industries (AI4I) đź—“

— immersive environments, multimodal interactions, human/agent interactions, deep learning, big data analytics …

Meeting Dates: September 26-28, 2018
Location: The Hills Hotel, Laguna Hills
Cost: $600 IEEE Members, through August 19th (save $150)
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Summary: This first International Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Industries (ai4i 2018), technically sponsored by IEEE, is an international forum focusing on incorporating artificial intelligence into business products and services that may be brought to the market in the near future. An important mission of ai4i is to bridge problems and solutions in every industry segment. The conference invites business practitioners to integrate problems and solutions into useful products and services. The ai4i conference provides tutorials to prepare and engage professionals of all industries. It also establishes a community to connect problems, solutions, and people that together can facilitate the transition of the world into a new era.

IEEE Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility & Signal/Power Integrity (EMCSI) đź—“

— EMC, signal & power integrity, training, workshops, tutorials, experiments, demonstrations …

Meeting Dates: July 30 – August 3, 2018
Location: Long Beach Convention Center
Cost: $700 IEEE Members, through June 22 (save $110)
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Summary: EMCSI is the leading symposium on EMC and Signal & Power Integrity techniques for engineers of all backgrounds. The Symposium features five full days of training, innovative sessions, interactive workshops & tutorials, experiments & demonstrations, and social networking events.

IEEE Int’l Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) đź—“

— latest advances, data-driven media computing, animation, demos, workshops …

Conference Dates: July 23-28, 2018
Location: Hyatt Regency La Jolla, San Diego
Cost: $780 IEEE Members, through July 22 (save $70)
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Summary: ICME has been the multimedia conference sponsored by four IEEE societies since 2000. It serves as a forum to promote the exchange of the latest advances in multimedia technologies, systems, and applications from both the research and development perspectives of the circuits and systems, communications, computer, and signal processing communities. An exposition of multimedia products, animations and industries will be held in conjunction with the conference. The theme of the 2018 conference is “Data-driven Media Computing”, which plays a key role in modern multimedia technologies. ICME 2018 will showcase high quality oral and poster presentations and demonstration sessions. It will also feature IEEE society-sponsored Workshops.

IEEE/CN – Collaborative Robots đź—“

— Collaborative Robots as market disruptors; the attendees will then be able to program and interact with the robot

IEEE Consultants’ Network of San Diego
Meeting Date: August 13, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dylan Shanahan, Universal Robots
Location: San Diego
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
Industry 4.0 and Collaborative Robots, or CoBots, are changing the landscape of manufacturing floors around the world. Universal Robot’s Danish robots are democratizing robotics and bringing manufacturing back to the US. Designed to be used alongside human workers, these robots are used without the need of specialized guarding that traditional robots require. This helps to shrink the overall space a robotic cell needs, allows the robot to be moved to different locations to perform different tasks, and overall allows a company to be flexible in their deployment of robotics. CoBots from Universal Robots are also designed for programming and use by non-programmers, allowing users to easily and effectively utilize robotic functions in their everyday operations.

This talk will briefly describe Collaborative Robots as market disruptors as well as how the robotics industry is adapting to this technology. This talk will also describe the changes in technology that allow for the use of Collaborative Robotics, how they’re being used today, and will involve a technical demo showcasing the Universal Robots easy programming and safety functions. After a brief Q&A, the attendees will then be able to program and interact with the robot.

Bio: Dylan Shanahan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from California Baptist University in Riverside, CA in Dec. 2015. He is currently working for Universal Robots as one of their Technical Support Engineers where he provides technical assistance for applications, maintenance, and programming guidance; he is also the main trainer in the California Office, works at tradeshows and performs Technical Seminars in the Western US. Dylan has been an active member of IEEE since his freshman year of college eventually becoming the Chair of his student organization and recently serving as the Co-Chair for the Young Professional Society for the Foothill Section

Control Systems in Astronomy with a Historical Perspective đź—“

— Design of large telescopes

IEEE San Diego Section
Meeting Date: June 19, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dan McKenna of California Institute of Technology, Palomar Observatory
Location: San Diego
Cost: Fee only applies to non-IEEE, members are free
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: Using the Palomar Observatory Hale 200 inch telescope as an example of an Observatory designed for all times, we contrast earlier telescopes with the 200 inch for lessons learned and carried forward to the design of the “Arizona Mirror lab” large telescopes such as the MMT and LBT.

Dan McKenna currently develops instrumentation for the Caltech Optical Observatories on the Caltech Campus in Pasadena.

Dan served as the Superintendent of Palomar Observatory for ten years managing the operations at the Caltech Palomar mountain site.

In the past, Dan has worked as:

Principle engineer for the Large Binocular Telescope located on Mt Graham Arizona

Site manager for the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope, (Pope Scope)

Detector engineer for Canada France Hawaii Telescope located on Mauna Kea Hawaii

Electronics engineer at University of Hawaii at Manoa where he was on the Roddier team pioneering curvature adaptive optics.

In addition to working with Control Systems and Scientific Instrumentation, Dan has also developed systems for radio astronomy and the optical characterization of the line of sight atmosphere using stellar scintillation.

Dan has also worked in Meteorology at the Hawaiian Institute of Geophysics measuring boundary layer interactions from Mauna Kea to Prawn ponds on the Island of Oahu Hawaii and is now experimenting with drone-based atmospheric measurements.

As a member of the American Astronomical Society, Dan serves on the Light Pollution, Radio Interference, and Space Debris Committee.

Microgrid Basics and Misconceptions Revealed đź—“

–basics will be discussed, misconceptions revealed, current project revealed.

IEEE PES/IAS Joint Chapter of Orange County
Meeting Date: June 21, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM Dinner; 7:30 PM Presentation; 8:45 PM Wrap-Up
Speaker: Keene M. Matsuda, PE
Location: Santa Ana
Cost: Presentation is free and dinner can be purchased upon arrival, with choices: Chicken, fish, or vegetarian. $30. FREE for full-time college students with I.D.
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
The word microgrid is composed of two terms: micro for small + grid for loads and generation sources. Since the term microgrid is sometimes misused, the basics will be discussed and misconceptions revealed. The presentation will highlight a current microgrid project and challenges encountered.

Bio: Keene M. Matsuda has 36 years of experience as an electrical engineer, with a specialty in power distribution systems for a wide variety of utility, industrial, aviation, energy, institutional, and health care type of projects. Mr. Matsuda earned a BSEE from UC Berkeley, and is licensed to practice in 8 states. Mr. Matsuda is a senior member of the IEEE, has served on the PES Governing Board as Representative for Regions 1-7, and is a current member of two IEEE/PES technical committees on Wind and Solar Plants, Collections System Design, and Grounding for Personal Safety. Keene first started working in solar in 1981 at the PG&E research center in San Ramon where he worked for 5 years.

How to Optimize Filter Designs for 5G Mobile Front-ends đź—“

— 6 GHz and beyond, sustainable methods, new design spaces, robust solutions, techniques …

Webinar Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM (PT)
Speaker: Gerry Harvey, VP of Engineering, and Ryan Diestelhorst, VP of Strategy, OnScale
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: required
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Summary: Filters for 5G networks must operate to 6 GHz and beyond. Filter technologies like FBARs, SMRs, and TC-SAWs will help enable these advancements and create a new $20B market. However, the traditional design and optimization practices that are heavily reliant on trial-and-error prototyping will not be sustainable in this new, fast-paced market.
Consequently, industry leaders are adopting FEM approaches to virtually prototype devices and explore massive new design spaces to find optimal and robust solutions. In this webinar, we will discuss the overall 5G filter market, the need for new methods of design and optimization of RF filters, and demonstrate a technique to exploring expansive design spaces using OnScale Cloud.
Bio: Dr. Gerry Harvey is a numerical scientist and engineer with 15 years of experience applying FEA/FEM approaches to complex engineering problems. An acoustics expert, Dr. Harvey supports hundreds of RF filter engineers who use OnScale every day for filter design optimization.
Bio: Dr.Ryan Diestelhorst is an accomplished MEMS expert who has taken new MEMS technologies from university research to smartphone design-wins in record time. His approach to FEA modeling and simulation of MEMS devices is largely responsible for this success. Ryan’s passion is helping other engineers discover how to utilize the power of Cloud CAE to cut down cost, risk, and time-to-market of physical tape-outs.

Optimal Design of Electrical Machines and Drives for HEV and EV đź—“

— multi-physics modeling, methods, practical examples, latest electric vehicles, racing cars, hybrid airplanes …

Webinar Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM (PT)
Speaker: Dan M. Ionel, PhD, Professor, University of Kentucky (Fellow, IEEE); and Marius Rosu, PhD, Lead Product Manager, ANSYS, Inc.
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration:
Summary: The presentation will cover recent developments in design techniques, which are based on detailed multi-physics modeling of electric machines and power electronics operation under duty/drive cycles, and are suitable for large-scale high performance computing (HPC) systems. New computational artificial intelligence optimization methods based on a combination of Differential Evolution (DE), Design of Experiments (DOE) and Kringing Surrogate (KS) techniques and employing thousands of candidate designs evaluated with 2D FEA, or variations based on a reduced set of 3D FEA models, will be discussed. Practical examples will include machines and drives for the latest generation of electric vehicles (EV), first generation formula-E racing cars, multi-MW power trains for electric and hybrid airplanes, high-speed solar cars and high-altitude solar airplanes. The combined role of coupled electromagnetic, thermal and fluid dynamics analysis will be exemplified on an induction motor developed for the latest generation of a luxury EV. The talk will conclude with a brief presentation of the recent book authored by ANSYS experts and collaborators “Multiphysics Simulation by Design for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives” published by Wiley-IEEE Press.
Bio: Dan M. Ionel, PhD, is Professor of Electrical Engineering and the L. Stanley Pigman Chair in Power at University of Kentucky (UK), Lexington, KY. At UK he also serves as the Director of the Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky (PEIK) and of the SPARK Laboratory. Previously, he worked in industry, most recently as Chief Engineer with Regal Beloit Corp and, before that, as Chief Scientist with Vestas Wind Turbines. Concurrently, he held academic appointments as Visiting and Research Professor with University of Wisconsin and Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Ionel has more than 25 years of engineering experience and has designed electric machines and drives with power ratings between 0.002 and 10,000hp, published more than 150 journal and conference papers, including 5 winners of IEEE awards, contributed to 3 books, and holds more than 30 patents, including a medal winner at the Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions. Dr. Ionel is an IEEE Fellow, is the Chair of the Working Group for the IEEE Std. 1812, was the Chair of the IEEE Power and Energy Society Electric Motor Subcommittee, and the General Chair of the 2017 anniversary edition of the IEEE IEMDC, the International Conference on Electric Machines and Drives.
Bio: Marius Rosu, PhD, is Lead Product Manager with Electronics Business Unit at ANSYS Inc. In 1996, after a scholarship on electromagnetic field computation research program at Institute National Polytechnic of Grenoble in France, Dr. Rosu earned a master’s degree in Computer-Aided Design from University “Politehnica” of Bucharest. In 2001, Dr. Rosu earned a Licentiate of Science Degree in Technology from Helsinki University of Technology in Finland. Dr. Rosu then earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University “Politehnica” of Bucharest in 2003. In current capacity Dr. Rosu is responsible for building and maintaining the portfolio roadmap, driving features needed for long-term strategy of ANSYS Maxwell. Dr. Rosu has a distinguished academic background with significant professional electrical and electromagnetic engineering expertise and more than 20 years of experience. Dr. Rosu published more than 40 journal and conference papers and co-authored a book on “Multiphysics Simulation by Design for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives” published by Wiley-IEEE Press.

Deploying Resilient Network Architectures for the IIoT đź—“

— secure, scalable, robust, Layer 2 and 3, Reference Architectures, best practices …

Webinar Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM (PT)
Speaker: Gregory Wilcox, Networks and Security Specialist, Rockwell Automation
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration:
Summary: A resilient, holistic network architecture can help create the secure, scalable and robust infrastructure needed to facilitate IT/OT convergence, reduce risks and maximize overall plant uptime. But achieving IT/OT convergence requires an understanding of Layer 2 and 3 network topologies, resiliency protocols, managed and unmanaged switches and numerous other network design considerations.
In this webinar, you’ll learn about:
— Tested, validated and documented Reference Architectures and why they’re important
— Best practices for establishing a resilient and robust network infrastructure to support IT and OT convergence
— Determining the degree of resiliency and application availability required for a robust, plant-wide architecture
Bio: Gregory Wilcox is a Networks and Security Specialist who leads a multi-company effort to establish tested and validated architectures to enable Industrial IoT and the convergence of OT-IT. He holds multiple Cisco network and security certifications and has been designing and implementing industrial automation network solutions for the past 33 years, with 28 of those years at Rockwell Automation. Before joining Rockwell Automation, he worked in the defense industry developing industrial automation and control system solutions (IACS) for both discrete and process applications.