Past Meetings/Webinars

BEYOND THE AI HYPE: HOW AI IS CHANGING OUR LIVES TODAY 🗓

— Neil Sahota, IBM Master Inventor

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Webinar Date: Through June 27, 2020 10am

Location: on the Web
Cost: none for IEEE Members
RSVP: Required
Event Details & Registration: IEEE

Summary:
In the near future, human thinking will be combined with machine thinking to make possible things that we can only dream of at present. We’ve already made great strides in using AI for precision medicine, practicing law, improving education, generative design . . . and this is just the tip of the iceberg. In this session, we will learn how AI works, how it is applied to create the foundation of cyber-physical systems, and how it changes the future of work and society. More importantly, we will understand how we can combine human thinking with machine “thinking” to unlock unimagined new capabilities.

IEEE OC SECTION EXCOM MEETING – JUNE 11, 2020 MOVED ON-LINE 🗓

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Webinar Date: Through June 11, 2020

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

Summary:
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. Routine attendance is required to qualify for your chapter annual IEEE rebate.

The Threat in Your Pocket 🗓

— Trends, Challenges, and Solutions in Mobile Application Security

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Webinar Date: Through May 20, 2020
Speaker: Dr. Sam Malek, Professor in the Informatics Department within the School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine.
7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
Event Details & Registration: ACM

Summary:
Mobile devices are ubiquitous, with billions of smartphones and tablets used worldwide. Fueling the popularity of such devices is the abundance of apps available on a variety of markets (e.g., Google Play). This abundance of apps arises, in large part, due to the platform’s low barrier to entry for amateur and professional developers alike, where a re-usable infrastructure enables relatively quick production of apps. However, this low barrier to entry is associated with an increased risk of apps with defects, particularly in the form of security vulnerabilities. Consequently, developers and designers of such apps are in need of appropriate approaches, tools, and frameworks that aid them in producing secure apps. In this talk, I will first provide an overview of the security vulnerabilities in Android and the attacks that exploit them. I will then describe a few promising approaches that aim to resolve these security threats. Finally, I will conclude the talk with the lessons learned and the avenues for future research.

Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap: Interconnects for 2D and 3D Architectures 🗓

— definitions, evolution, key metrics, bandwidth, power delivery, signaling …

SCV Electron Devices, Electronics Packaging, and Photonics Chapter

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Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2019 (second in a series)
Time: 8:00 – 9:00 AM (PDT)
Speaker: Dr. Ravi Mahajan, Intel Fellow (and chair of the 2D/3D Architectures Working Group)

Cost: none

Location: on the Internet
Event Details & Registration: ieee.org

Summary:
With increasing interest in on-package integration, there is a need to describe package architectures and their interconnect capabilities in a simple and consistent manner. We will define a new standardized nomenclature covering both 2D and 3D constructions, and also key metrics. Also: support for increasing on-package bandwidth requirements; efficient power delivery; and low-loss high-speed signaling.

PLAY YOUR SOLO ONLINE EVENT 🗓

–People will be able to play a solo piece using the web cam on their computer

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Webinar Date: June 6, 2020

Location: on the Web
Cost: none
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Free Registration to listen and to play.

Start at 2 PM on June 6. A schedule will be posted the day before, and special performers will be announced.

Event Details & Registration: IEEE events

Summary:
Sponsored by OCRS, SCRS, and the IEEE Coastal Los Angeles Section

It looks like there won’t be a June “Bring your Band” meeting this year.

How about an online “Play your Solo” meeting? The technology is here- Let’s do it!

Announcing the June 6, online “Play your solo” meeting.

People will be able to play a solo piece using the web cam on their computer, and the audience can listen to the performance. A special meeting invitation will be posted here and sent to performers. The online performance will use Zoom.

Here are three examples of some of solos. There is a lot of music online, and available from publishers.

A triosonata by Handel (There are a lot of Recorder sonatas)

https://imslp.org/wiki/Recorder_Sonata_in_F_major%2C_HWV_369_(Handel%2C_George_Frideric)

Greensleves on a ground

The Division Flute (Walsh, John)

https://imslp.org/wiki/Greensleeves_to_a_Ground_(Anonymous)

Variations on a theme by van Eycks (There are a lot of great commercial versions of this with good typesetting)

Der Fluyten Lust-Hof (Eyck, Jacob van)

https://imslp.org/wiki/Der_Fluyten_Lust-Hof_(Eyck,_Jacob_van)

Page 12 has a Pavanne Lacrymae based on Dowland

It will be technically harder, but it should be possible to play along with background music. This will need special rehearsals and Dress Rehearsals.

Effective Training Associates offers you professional training on line 🗓

— Eleven Courses through July 2020

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Webinar Date: Through July 2020

Location: on the Web
Cost: Varies

Event Details & Registration: Effective Training

Summary:

Professional Skills Courses for Engineers:
Each WebEx webinar is live, instructor-led, and interactive, with tried and tested content, and includes Participant Guide, Take-Away Card, and Certificate of Completion.

2-Hour Webinar: Know Your Communication Style and Impact on Others
— Friday, April 24, 2020 — 10 AM – Noon PDT
Managing people demands a deep appreciation of different individual working styles and the flexibility to deal with those differences. Learn your preferred communication style along with your strengths and drawbacks and how to effectively influence other communication styles.

2-Hour Webinar: Managing Remote Teams
— Wednesday, April 29, 2020 — 10 AM – Noon PDT
Mastering the art of leading remote teams — in other locations or working at home — is more important now than ever. This interactive webinar gives you the best practices to connect and communicate with remote employees to maintain engagement and productivity.

2-Hour Webinar: Preparing Content for Powerful Presentations
— Thursday, April 30, 2020 — 10 AM – Noon PDT
In presentations, the audience won’t hear what you’re saying until they hear what they’re listening for. Presenters far too often overload slides with content that is not meaningful or needed by the audience. This results in mind-numbing presentations! This training helps participants identify what is important to present and how to deliver it in an impactful way to teams, executives, and customers.

2-Hour Webinar: Giving Feedback and Handling Difficult Conversations
— Wednesday, May 6, 2020 — 10 AM – Noon PDT
Giving employee feedback is considered by many managers to be one of the most difficult parts of their job. A lack of frequent, helpful feedback is among the top reasons people quit their jobs. Studies show that communicative, honest cultures drive increased productivity, innovation, and employee satisfaction. This module provides a repeatable model to provide feedback that improves performance and enhances the relationship.

2-Hour Webinar: Growth Mindset: Investing in Possibilities
— Thursday, May 7, 2020 — 10 AM – Noon PDT
Research shows that a growth mindset enables employees to accomplish more, produce better results and be happier! In this 2-hour interactive session, you will learn what a growth mindset is and how it impacts your current performance, and key tools on how to adopt a growth mindset so you can accomplish your best work.

2-Hour Webinar: Delegating Effectively and Setting Clear Expectations
— Wednesday, May 13, 2020 — 10 AM – Noon PDT
Managing people’s productivity through effective delegation and goal setting is one of the toughest — and most rewarding — roles you’ll ever have. In this 2-hour webinar you’ll learn to be a master delegator and clear goal setter to keep you growing as a leader who gets things done on time and in a friendly manner.

2-Hour Webinar: Dealing With Yourself and Others in Difficult Situations
— Thursday, May 14, 2020 — 10 AM – Noon PDT
Workplace volatility can bring out the best in some people and the worst in others. The truism, “the only person you can change is yourself,” is key in managing yourself and others in difficult situations. This 2-hour interactive webinar addresses – What makes difficult people difficult, how to work best with them along with stress management strategies.

An Update on COVID-19 Pandemic Status and Prognosis 🗓

— from he IEEE Computer Society

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Webinar Date: 16 April, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM (PT)
Speaker: Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam, President, New England Complex Systems Institute
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: requested
Event Details & Registration: RSVP
Summary:
Professor Bar-Yam will provide an update on the current COVID-19 pandemic and describe some of the epidemiological studies and describe analyses and modeling of the dynamics of the epidemic and relevant social interventions to predict/anticipate its course and advise all levels of government, communities, corporations and individuals.

An Update on COVID-19 Pandemic Status and Prognosis 🗓

—Brought to you by the Boston Chapter Computer Society

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Webinar Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM (PT)
Speaker: Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam, President, New England Complex Systems Institute
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: requested
Event Details & Registration: RSVP
Summary:
Professor Bar-Yam will provide an update on the current COVID-19 pandemic and describe some of the epidemiological studies and describe analyses and modeling of the dynamics of the epidemic and relevant social interventions to predict/anticipate its course and advise all levels of government, communities, corporations and individuals.

Fast EV Chargers using Three-phase LLC Converters 🗓

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Webinar Date: Wednesday, 15 April 2020
Time: 8:30 AM (PT)
Speaker: Abbas Arshadi & Martin Ordonez, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: requested
Event Details & Registration: RSVP
Summary:
Three-phase LLC resonant converters can handle very high power levels beyond the capabilities of half-bridge and full-bridge LLC topologies. Among other characteristics, three-phase LLC structures reduce output current ripple (small output filter), enable parallel power processing (low peak current), and provide good thermal distribution. However, the design of three-phase LLC converters for fast Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers can be challenging. This talk explores some of the requirements for fast EV battery chargers (voltage regulation, current balancing, etc.) and proposes tentative solutions to overcome them.

AIAA Los Angeles Las Vegas and SCALACS joint Earth Day e-Town Hall Meeting 🗓

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Webinar Date: Saturday April 25,2020
Time: 10:00 AM (PT)
Speaker: a Panel
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: requested
Event Details & Registration: RSVP
Summary:
Prof. Madhu Thangavelu, USC (Space and City: Lessons from the Future)
Prof. Sachdev Sidhu, Molecular Genetics and the Donnelly Centre at the
University of Toronto (COVID-19 Therapeutic Development in Real Time:
Roadblocks and Opportunities)
Dr. João Teixeira, Co-Director, Center for Climate Sciences, NASA JPL
(Studies of the Earth’s Climate Change)
Brett Cornick (Challenges faced by future Generation)
Erik Jessen, Raytheon (Management Theory and Leadership)