Past Meetings/Webinars

2019 IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality (AIVR) 🗓

Meeting Dates: December 9 to 11, 2019

Location: (hotel/company, address, city; enter city in Location below)

Information and registration: www.conference.org

Summary: Systems, including techniques, performance, and implementation  System components, virtual reality platforms  AI platforms for VR/AR, cloud-based platforms  Data generation, manipulation, analysis, and validation  Tracking, physical environment mapping, registration  Vision for VR/AR, deep learning for VR/AR  Standards and theoretical models for AI and/or VR Content creation and modelling  Generation of immersive environments and virtual worlds  Environments for gaming, simulation, training  Visualization, optimized and realistic rendering  Geometric modelling and design in immersive settings  Animations, crowd-simulation, character modelling  Customization and personalization (e.g., for training) Cognitive aspects, perception, user behaviour  Semantic and cognitive aspects of virtual reality  Depth perception, multimodal perception  Behaviour and activity generation  Representations of self (avatars), embodiment, presence  Virtual agents

2019 IEEE EMBS Syposium & Workshop: Brain, Mind and Body: Cognitive Neuroengineering for Health and Wellness (CNHW) 🗓

Meeting Dates: December 19 – 20, 2019

Location: San Diego

Information and registration: www.conference.org

Summary: Coupling brain and cognitive science with clinical applications for health and wellness. We will engage, academia, industry and clinical practitioners to crystalize a vision towards holistic integration of unobtrusive neurotechnology and medicine with a focus on minimally invasive strategies including neurofeedback and electroceuticals that harness/cultivate harmony between brain, mind and body. There will be Keynotes, invited sessions, industry panel, student posters and live demos

2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data) 🗓

Meeting Dates: December 9 – 12, 2019

Location: Los Angeles

Information and registration: www.conference.org
Summary: We solicit high-quality original research papers (and significant work-in-progress papers) in any aspect of Big Data with emphasis on 5Vs (Volume, Velocity, Variety, Value and Veracity), including the Big Data challenges in scientific and engineering, social, sensor/IoT/IoE, and multimedia (audio, video, image, etc.) big data systems and applications. The conference adopts single-blind review policy.

2019 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) 🗓

— recent developments and challenges in vehicular networking technologies, and their applications.

Meeting Dates: December 4 to 6, 2019

Location: Los Angeles

Information and registration: www.conference.org

Summary: IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference(VNC) seeks to bring together researchers, professionals, and practitioners to present and discuss recent developments and challenges in vehicular networking technologies, and their applications.

Fast Motor Bus Transfer System, Auto Bus Transfer System and an overview of other Transfer Systems 🗓

— also a demonstration of testing of the relay logic using SEL relay and Omicron Test set.

IEEE PES/IAS Joint Chapter of Orange County
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Meeting Date: (date) 2019
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food;
7:00 PM Presentation
The presentation is free and dinner can be purchased upon arrival, with choices: Chicken, fish, or vegetarian.
If purchasing meal: $30 for All attendees

Speakers:
Mike Gallo of Matzinger-Keegan, Inc
Tony Acayan of Orange County Sanitation District
Location: Santa Ana
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
A Fast Bus Transfer is the process of disconnecting a motor bus from the present source of power and effectively reconnecting to an alternate source of power within the minimum possible time to guarantee process continuity. A fast and successful bus transfer enables continuity of critical processes, thereby enabling the plant or industry to minimize losses due to unavoidable transfers or contingencies.

This presentation will cover Auto Bus Transfer Scheme Methods, as well as:
•A brief explanation of what a transfer scheme does.
•A brief description of the types of transfer schemes.
•Implementing relay logic for transfer schemes.

The presentation will also include a demonstration of testing of the relay logic using SEL relay and Omicron Test set.

Advanced Space Propulsion Concepts for Interstellar travel 🗓

— the kind of concepts that would make Star Trek possible

IEEE Coastal Los Angeles Section
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Meeting Date: December 6, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Mr. Greg Meholic
Location: Redondo Beach,
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
This talk will discuss the presently known and future speculated ways to provide propulsion for a spacecraft to visit other stars. The topics will start from conventional rocketry and end up discussing the kind of concepts that would make Star Trek possible, covering a myriad of possibilities in between.

Bio:
Mr. Greg Meholic is member of the AIAA Nuclear and Future Flight Propulsion Technical Committee, a regular chair of the Future Flight sessions at the Joint Propulsion Conferences, and has published a number of papers about faster-than-light travel, the construct of space-time, and the grand unified theory. He currently supports space launch vehicle concept development and propulsion system studies for the US Government.

Advanced Technology Enabling CubeSat and Flagship Missions 🗓

IEEE METROPOLITAN LOS ANGELES SECTION
PHOTONICS SOCIETY CHAPTER
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Meeting Date: November 21, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM
Speaker: Dr. April D. Jewell
Location: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena,
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
Significant advances in instrument technologies are enabling exciting new science in astrophysics, planetary science, and heliophysics. For example, JPL’s 2D-doping is a band structure engineering process that results in near- 100% internal quantum efficiency and ultrastability, and can be applied to virtually any silicon-based detector architecture. When paired with advanced UV coatings, 2D-doped detectors exhibit record performance. In this talk I will discuss these technologies and their application to the Star-Planet Activity Research CubeSat
(SPARCS), currently in development. SPARCS will be a 6U CubeSat whose
mission will be to observe M stars in two ultraviolet (UV) bands—SPARCS far UV
(S-FUV: 153-171 nm) and SPARCS near UV (S-NUV: 260-300 nm). SPARCS
would be the first mission to provide time-dependent spectral slope, intensity and
evolution of M dwarf stellar radiation; measurements that are critical to deciphering
observations of planetary atmosphere from missions such as JWST.

Bio:
Dr. April D. Jewell is a member of the Technical Staff
in JPL’s Advanced Detectors, Systems and Nanoscience
Group. She has degrees from George Washington
University (BS, Chemistry) and Tufts University (PhD,
Chemistry). Her work is focused on post-fabrication
processing and optimization techniques for silicon-based
imagers with the goal of fine-tuning a detector’s
response for project- or mission-specific applications.
Dr. Jewell’s work is a combination of material science
and process development; she uses molecular beam
epitaxy (MBE) for surface band structure engineering and atomic layer deposition
(ALD) for nanometer-scale coatings and filters. Dr. Jewell’s surface science
background allows her to develop MBE and ALD processes that are general enough
that they can be applied to virtually any silicon-based imager. Dr. Jewell is a recent
recipient of SPIE’s Rising Researcher

Overview of Recent Developments in Satellite Communications 🗓

— a “bird’s eye view”

IEEE Buenaventura Section
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Meeting Date: November 21, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Fernando Nocedal of L3Harris
Location: Westlake Village
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
Satellites have played a key role in the communication and information arenas for many decades now. Applications include basic long distance communications, broadcasting, navigation, remote sensing, earth observation, national security and worldwide expansion of the internet. New developments in the applications of satellites promise significant improvements in the quality of life for many people and, of course, some of these developments also involve risks and potential harm.

This presentation will present a “bird’s eye view” of some of the current developments in satellite communications. We will touch upon several aspects of this field, as seen from a user’s perspective, such as: the upcoming large LEO (low earth orbit) constellations; HTS-GEOs (high throughput satellites in geostationary orbits); the efforts of globalization of internet access; the upcoming WRC-19; challenges in the design of ground system; and the risks and hazards of the overcrowding of space.

Bio:
Fernando Nocedal is a Principal Systems Engineer at L3Harris in Simi Valley CA. He has been in the satcom industry since the early 80’s. He has served different roles in the industry: R&D, Operations, International Business Development, Engineering and also as an Entrepreneur. His research interests are in satcom networks, modulation techniques, interference analysis and optimization of satellite capacity. Nocedal received his M.S. and Ph.D. degree in E.E. from Stanford University and taught satellite communications courses at U.C. Berkeley extension for many years. He is a senior member of the IEEE.

Data-Driven Analysis of Events in Distribution Synchrophasors 🗓

— analysis of “events” is a key

IEEE San Diego PES & PELS Chapter Meeting
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Meeting Date: November 13, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Hamed Mohsenian-Rad is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCR
Location: San Diego
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
Synchrophasor measurements offer an unprecedented level of visibility in power distribution infrastructure. These are time-synchronized single-phase or three-phase voltage and current phasor measurements on medium and low voltage distribution circuits. However, data availability alone is not enough to enhance operational intelligence. In this talk, we make the case that the analysis of “events” is a key to translate the data from distribution synchrophasors into useful high-level information. An event in this study is defined rather broadly to include any major change in any component across the distribution feeder. The real data that is used in this study is obtained from a pilot distribution feeder in Riverside, CA. The goal is to enhance situational awareness in distribution grid by keeping track of the operation (or misoperation) of various grid equipment, assets, distribution energy resources, loads, etc. A combination of data-driven machine learning tools and hybrid model-based methodologies are discussed to automatically (and often remotely) detect, classify, and identify the causes of events and their characteristics in power distribution systems. Use cases are diverse and may include asset monitoring, non-intrusive load modeling, analysis of system dynamics, cybersecurity, etc.

Bio:
Dr. Hamed Mohsenian-Rad is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Bourns Family Faculty Fellow at the University of California, Riverside. His research interests include developing hybrid data-driven and model-based techniques for monitoring, control, and optimization of power systems and smart grids. He has received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, a Best Paper Award from the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting, and a Best Paper Award from the IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications. Two of his papers are currently ranked as the two most cited journal articles in the field of smart grids. Dr. Mohsenian-Rad is the founding Director of the UC-National Lab Center for Power Distribution Cyber Security, a new cyber-security research initiative across four University of California campuses and two DoE National Labs. He also serves as the Associate Director of the Winston Chung Global Energy Center, an endowed research center in the area of energy and sustainability at UC Riverside. He has served as the PI for over $10 million smart grid research projects. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in 2008. He currently serves as an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, an Editor of the IEEE Power Engineering Letters, Vice-Chair of the IEEE Smart Grid Communications Technical Committee, and co-Chair of the IEEE Power and Energy Society Working Group on Big Data Access and Research Integration. Dr. Mohsenian-Rad received the UC Riverside Bourns College of Engineering Distinguished Teaching Award in 2017.