Past Meetings/Webinars

IEEESustech2020 Call for Papers 🗓

— Technologies that contribute to sustainability in all applications affecting human life.

IEEE
Submission Date: October 1, 2019

Location:Orange County,CA

Call for Papers Details: Details

Summary:
The 7th IEEE Technologies for Sustainability Conference (SusTech 2020) is designed to explore the development and application of science, engineering and technology in achieving a sustainable lifestyle for humanity. It brings together scientists, engineers, technologists and scholars from multiple disciplines to hold a dialogue on environmental issues and collaborate on ideas to develop and utilize innovative tools and intelligent systems to address them. Attendees will learn about the tools, connections and proactive solutions to take their sustainability programs to the next level.

Economics of Rooftop Solar 🗓

— a more holistic approach toward the problem, including energy storage devices, electric vehicles, and energy efficiency procedures

IEEE San Diego Section PES Chapter Meeting
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Meeting Date: July 24, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Saeed D. Manshadi, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at San Diego State University
Location: San Diego
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
With the ever-increasing concerns regarding the carbon footprint of the electricity grid, local and federal policymakers incentivized the integration of renewable energy resources, which led to their tremendous expansion during recent years. Solar rooftops are one of heavily incentivized distributed renewable energy resources, which are the option to consider for many electricity customers. In this talk, we will review the economics of installing solar rooftops given the local electricity rates and continuously declining installment cost. A discussion will be provided to make the best decision regarding the installment of solar rooftops. In addition, the importance of considering a more holistic approach toward the problem, including energy storage devices, electric vehicles, and energy efficiency procedures will be revealed. The economics of the net metering (NEM) programs for customers and utilities will be investigated along with some suggestion to design a more efficient paradigm for grid integration of distributed energy resources. Finally, we will further examine the impact of those solar rooftops on the operation and planning characteristics of the electricity distribution network.

Bio: Saeed D. Manshadi
Prior to joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at San Diego State University as an assistant professor, Dr. Manshadi was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California in Riverside, CA. He received a Ph.D. degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX; an M.S. degree from the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, NY; and a B.S. degree from the University of Tehran, in Tehran, Iran (all in electrical engineering). Dr. Manshadi also serves as an editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and as a reviewer for several IEEE Transactions journals including Smart Grid, Sustainable Energy, Power Systems, and Industrial Informatics. His current research interests include smart grids, microgrids, integrating renewable and distributed resources, and power system operation and planning.

Cybersecurity: Tales From The Trenches 🗓

— tips for how to improve your overall personal security from a professional hacker.

IEEE Orange County Computer Society and the Los Angeles Chapter of the ACM
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Meeting Date: July 17, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dave Collins
Location: Knobbe Martens’ Irvine offices
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
• Tales from the trenches – an offensive security professional shares war stories, tips, and tricks from the red team
• Dave Collins will share stories from his experiences as a penetration tester, or professional hacker. In addition to bench hacking stories, this talk will also include practical tips for how to improve your overall personal security.

Bio: Dave Collins is a consultant in the Risk and Compliance department of Texas-based Accudata Systems and has over seven years experience in
information technology, as well as holding BA degrees in both history and philosophy as well as an MA degree in History, all from Eastern
Washington University. He is also a member of the (ISC)2 and holds the designation Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP

Cybersecurity Training for Defense Suppliers 🗓

— become familiar with all 110 controls and be able to better identify the areas where you may need greater focus to meet the DoD’s cybersecurity expectations.

Cerritos Community College / AMPSoCal / USC Price
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Meeting Date: July 25, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Cerritos
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: Register

Summary:
The primary purpose of our one-day workshop is to ensure that small businesses are aware of the cybersecurity requirements mandated under Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) Subpart 204.73. We will focus on understanding the risks associated with safeguarding controlled unclassified DoD information.

The workshop will focus on the 14 groups of controls from NIST SP 800-171, with examples highlighting what happens when these controls are not implemented. By the end each workshop, you will become familiar with all 110 controls and be able to better identify the areas where you may need greater focus to meet the DoD’s cybersecurity expectations.

Can GaN RF and Millimeter-Wave Technology Be Linear and Efficient? 🗓

— Recent changes in GaN RF and mm-wave technology for linearity and efficiency.

IEEE BUENAVENTURA ED/CAS CHAPTER
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Meeting Date: July 23, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Jeong-Sun Moon of HRL Laboratories, LLC
Location: Newbury Park, California
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
RF communications utilizes complex modulation schemes that require amplifier linearity. As amplifier operating frequency moves into the millimeter wave (mm-wave) range, the power added efficiency becomes also important to save the system prime power. As for 5G applications, high efficiency and linearity of amplifiers are required to support complex waveforms with high peak-to-average ratio (PAPR) and large instantaneous bandwidth. Recently, CMOS-based 28 GHz power amplifiers demonstrated 40% peak power-added efficiency (PAE) at 18.9 dBm saturated output power using 45 nm n-type CMOS SOI technology.

GaN HEMTs have a high breakdown voltage that offers high output impedance and power density per input capacitance over GaAs PHEMTs or CMOS. Thus, over the last decade, various GaN RF amplifiers are utilized for both commercial and defense applications. In this talk, we will present recent change in GaN RF and mm-wave technology for linearity and efficiency.

Bio:
Dr. Jeong-Sun Moon is a Fellow of IEEE and Senior Scientist at HRL Laboratories, Malibu, CA, currently serving as an Editor of a top-notch IEEE journal, Electron Device Letters. He has been with HRL since 2000 and has been a PI for numerous contracts from DARPA, ONR, NRO, JPL and NASA. He received 2014 George Abraham Outstanding Paper Award from Government Microcircuit Applications and Critical Technology Conference (GOMACTech), and NASA SPACE ACT Board Award in 2009. He received his Ph.D. in physics from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, in 1995 in the area of nano/quantum devices and digital signal processing (DSP). With nanoscale devices, he studied electron and spin quantum transport and its 1/f noise in nanoscale. Using DSP, he developed a complete software-defined programmable digital transceiver/spectrum analyzer in C/Assembly in 1992. Before HRL, he worked at Sandia National Laboratories, where he worked on III-V semiconductor nanoscale devices such as first 2D-2D resonant tunneling transistors. At HRL, his research focuses on emerging materials, novel high-speed devices, and applications toward RF circuits, using GaN, InP, GaSb, SiGe, Graphene, and phase-change material, as well as optical devices. He has published two book chapters and has authored or co-authored more than 100 papers and holds 20 patents. He also gave numerous invited conference and workshop presentations and tutorials/ short courses. His work was featured in various magazines including IEEE Spectrum, Compound Semiconductor, NASA Tech Briefs, Microwave Journal, and MIT Technology Review. He served on the Program Committee for the Device Research Conference. He is a member of Technical Program Committee in Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S).

IEEE OC Section ExCom Meeting 🗓

IEEE OC Section ExCom Meeting
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Meeting Date: July 11, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation

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

Summary:
IEEE Orange County Section Executive Committee Monthly meeting – occurs every 2nd thursday of the month.

All IEEE OC Committee/Chapter/Affinity/SIG Chair/Key Volunteers (or their proxy) are requested to attend.

Other IEEE members are also welcome to attend. Please RVSP here to ensure adequate food is ordered.

Understanding the Cyber Battlefield in 2019 and Beyond 🗓

— Cyber security topics

IEEE San Diego Section
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Meeting Date: July 9, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Jeff Dennis of Newmeyer & Dillion
Location: ( city)
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: Jeff is a certified graduate of HarvardX’s Cybersecurity Risk Management program, and a member of UCI’s Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute’s Executive Committee, of which the firm is also a founding member. Passionate about advocating about the cyber landscape and how businesses can take action, Jeff is an active speaker on these issues, and a reoccurring resource to media outlets like Legal Tech News, Wall Street Journal’s Pro Cybersecurity, Thomson Reuters, and Construction Executive.

Bio: Jeff Dennis is a partner with Orange County based law firm, Newmeyer & Dillion. As the head of the firm’s Privacy & Data Security group, Jeff works with his team to advise clients on all levels of cyber related issues, including (1) the legal dispute implications of privacy & data security, (2) adopting proactive measures to prevent and neutralize threats, and (3) introducing contractual and insurance opportunities to lessen their risk.

Jeff is a certified graduate of HarvardX’s Cybersecurity Risk Management program, and a member of UCI’s Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute’s Executive Committee, of which the firm is also a founding member. Passionate about advocating about the cyber landscape and how businesses can take action, Jeff is an active speaker on these issues, and a reoccurring resource to media outlets like Legal Tech News, Wall Street Journal’s Pro Cybersecurity, Thomson Reuters, and Construction Executive.

Alternative Computing with Memristors 🗓

–A review of several applications based on metal-oxide memristors

IEEE Central Coast Section
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Meeting Date: July 17, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM Complimentary Buffet; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Professor Dmitri Strukov of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, UC Santa Barbara
Location: Goleta Valley Library
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: By now, there have been many demonstrations of resistive switching (“memristive”) devices based on organic, chalcogenide, transition metal-oxide and silicon materials and involving different physical switching mechanisms, such as phase-change transitions and modulation of the ionic concentration profiles by electrical and/or thermal forces. The conductance of properly engineered memristors can be continuously tuned with relatively large electrical bias, and retained, effectively indefinitely, when small stress is applied. Such analog nonvolatile memory functionality and extremely high device density achieved by lateral scaling and/or monolithical vertical integration enable many new exciting applications of memristors in neuromorphic and alternative types of computing.

In my talk, I will review several such applications based on metal-oxide memristors which were a recent focus of my group. This includes stateful material implication logic, which was originally suggested by Hewlett Packard Laboratories group. In our work, we showed that 3D version of this logic allows resolving Feynman grand challenge of implementing 8-bit adder in a volume smaller than 50-nm cube. I will also review our experimental work on memristor-based security primitives, in which we utilized device variations and their nonlinear I-Vs to demonstrate functionality and physical performance superior to those of conventional approaches. Finally, I will discuss applications of memristors in neuromorphic computing, outlining some of my group’s recent experimental work on mixed-signal firing-rate neural networks, which have a potential to greatly exceed conventional implementations in energy efficiency, speed, and density, and spiking neural networks, that allow for compact implementation of training algorithms in the hardware.

Bio: Professor Dmitri Strukov received the M.S. degree in applied physics and mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow region, Russia, in 1999, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA, in 2006.

He is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California at Santa Barbara. Prior to joining UCSB Dmitri worked as a postdoctoral associate, first at Stony Brook University (Aug. 2006 – Dec. 2007), and then at Hewlett Packard Laboratories (Jan. 2007 – Jun. 2009) on various aspects of nanoelectronic systems. His research broadly concerns different aspects of computation, in particular addressing questions on how to efficiently perform computation on various levels of abstraction. His current research focus is on hardware implementations of artificial neural networks with emerging memory devices.

Introduction to LastPass: How to Get Started. 🗓

— Online identity/security management with password manager

IEEE OC Product Safety Engineering Society
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Meeting Date: July 23, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM network and Pizza, 6:30 PM presentation
Speaker: Paul Herrick, IEEE Life Member, and Julie Herrick, Program Administrator at UC Irvine.
Location: Irvine
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE OC PSES

Summary: Have you ever re-used the same password on multiple sites? Do your passwords include dictionary words? Have you ever shared a password with a family member or colleague… on a sticky note… or in an unencrypted email?
How could anyone possibly remember unique, secure passwords for the hundreds of sites and apps we all interact with regularly in our modern connected lives? How can you mitigate the potential damage of one of those sites being compromised? We take a tour of the LastPass tool for password management, answer questions about security and access.

You will walk away with a better understanding of how to keep your personal data secure online, the risks and how to mitigate them.

Bio: Paul Herrick is an IEEE Life Member, Product Safety Consultant, Test Engineer, and a LastPass enthusiast. He has worked for computer and medical companies, managing product safety certifications.

His daughter, Julie Herrick, is a Program Administrator who has implemented LastPass for Teams in two different business environments and has no idea how she ever lived without it.