Past Meetings/Webinars

Updates on 5G NR and mmWave Measurements and 5G lab tour 🗓

— Two presentations and a demo.

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Meeting Date: May 21, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM Networking & Food; 6:16 PM Program starts

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

Summary:
Presentation 1: Testing the 5G New Radio
By Dr. Michael Foegelle, ETS-Lindgren, Cedar Park, Texas

Presentation 2: RFIC/Silicon-based Phased Arrays and Transceivers for 5G
By Prof. Gabriel Rebeiz, UCSD

Demonstration: Following the presentation, attendees will have a chance to see the engineering lab where Prof. Rebeiz and his students conduct pioneering R&D on phased arrays and transceivers for 5G. Attendees can witness a test set up to evaluate the real-world performance of these devices.

Cyber-Attack and Smart Grid 🗓

— cyber-power test bed for testing cyber attacks on a power system

Co-sponsored by IEEE Foothill Section, Computer Society chapter, PES chapter, IEEE@CPP, PES@CPP
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Meeting Date: April 30, 2019
Time: 12 noon Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Sean Monemi, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Founder of Smart Grid Laboratory at California State Polytechnic University
Location: Pomona, California
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: We created a flexible test bed that will allow for penetration testing to be done within a power system environment. Cyber-attacks, poses new threats and issues for modern day power systems. In order to understand those threats, a cyber-power test bed must be developed for testing cyber attacks on a power system and along with its crucial components and data. The cyber-power test bed in development will include the RTDS machine for simulating the power system, a computer with a virtual machine that will simulate the power system via RSCAD, an SQL database to store the important data for the power system that is streamed via OpenPDC, an attacking computer with a virtual machine containing common hacking tools, and a network switch to place all virtual and real machines on the same network for an isolated testing environment.

Bio: Dr. Sean Monemi is a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Founder of Smart Grid Laboratory at California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly Pomona). He has over 30 years of industry and academic experience. Prior to Cal Poly Pomona, he served as a faculty member, senior research associate and research scientist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Monemi’s research areas covers: Smart Grid Technologies, Renewable Energy, Model Integrated Computing, Simulation and Diagnostics of Power Grid, and Fault Management Analysis in Power Systems. He has received several research grants to support his research work from: Department Of Energy (DOE), National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, Microsoft, ETAP, SKM and JWEMC. He has several publications and he is a member of IEEE, ASEE, ASME, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi. Dr. Monemi received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, and his B.S in Electrical Engineering from Alabama A&M University.

Monte Carlo Denoising 🗓

— First-hand account of the MC Denoising revolution

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Meeting Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Pradeep Sen Ph.D. UCSB ECE MIRAGE LAB
Location: Goleta, California
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: Monte Carlo (MC) path-tracing is now the most common rendering algorithm used for anything from architectural visualization to feature film production. These systems produce photorealistic images by simulating the physical flow of light through all paths in the scene. However, if too few light paths are computed, the resulting images are filled with objectionable noise. Although this made MC rendering impractical for over two decades, everything changed with the advent of high-quality MC denoising, which enabled the use of path tracing for major feature films such as Disney’s “Big Hero 6” and Pixar’s “Coco”.

In this talk, we will present a first-hand account of the MC denoising revolution that has unfolded over the past decade and describe the key innovations that made it possible. These include ideas such as outputting additional features computed at render time (e.g., sample positions, surface normals, and texture values) to make the denoiser more robust. At the same time, the denoiser had to figure out how to adjust how these features were used from pixel to pixel in order to remove the noise but preserve the scene detail, which can also look “noisy”. We also discuss the new generation of learning-based MC denoising which is now producing state-of-the-art results that are good enough even for “final frame” output.

Although MC denoising has been credited as being one of two key “enabling technologies” that brought path-tracing to feature film production, the journey is far from over. We conclude the talk by discussing future directions for MC denoising, and describe how it fits among the pantheon of tools available for MC variance reduction.

Bio: Pradeep Sen is an Associate Professor in the UCSB MIRAGE Lab in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He attended Purdue University from 1992 – 1996, where he graduated with a B.S. in Computer and Electrical Engineering. He then attended Stanford University where he received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1998 in the area of electron-beam lithography. In 2000, he joined the Stanford Graphics Lab where he did research on real-time rendering and computational photography. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in June 2006, advised by Dr. Pat Hanrahan. His research interests include algorithms for image synthesis, computational image processing, and computational photography, and he is a co-author of over 50 technical publications, including more than ten SIGGRAPH/SIGGRAPH Asia/ToG publications. Dr. Sen has been awarded more than $2.2 million in research funding, including an NSF CAREER award in 2009.

Language Independent Software Architecture Recovery 🗓

— Recover and RELAX: Concern-Oriented Software Architecture Recovery

IEEE OC Computer Society
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Meeting Date: April 22, 2019
Time: 6:15 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Daniel Link
Location: Knobbe Martens’ Irvine offices
Cost: (not free) Subway sandwiches, Chips and Soda.
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: A more complete title for this talk would be “Recover and RELAX: Concern-Oriented Software Architecture Recovery for Systems Development and Maintenance”, but while correct, it is too long.

The stakeholders of a system are interested in how its architecture reflects their concerns at each point of its life-cycle. Having such knowledge available at all times would enable them to continually adjust their systems’ structure and reduce the buildup of technical debt. In the usual case, this (actual) architecture is unavailable: architecture recovery provides a way to recover an architectural view of the system. Many different methods and tools exist to provide such a view.

This talk will touch on the architectural recovery methods proposed by researchers but focus on concern-oriented approaches. The design choices forming the bases of most existing recovery methods mean that none of them have a complete set of desirable qualities for the purposes of development/enhancement or maintenance. Tailoring a recovery to a system is either not possible or only through iterative experiments with numeric parameters. Furthermore, limitations in their scalability make it prohibitive to apply the existing techniques to large systems. Finally, since several current recovery methods employ non-deterministic sampling, their inconsistent results do not lend themselves well to tracking a systems course over several versions.

After looking at a few case studies of common methods, we introduce RELAX (RELiable Architecture EXtraction), our new concern-based recovery method that uses text classification, addresses these issues efficiently by (1) assembling the overall recovery result from smaller, independent parts, (2) basing it on an algorithm with linear time complexity and (3) being tailorable to the recovery of a single system or a sequence thereof through the selection of meaningfully named, semantic topics. An intuitive, informative architectural visualization rounds out RELAX’s contributions. RELAX is illustrated on a number of existing open-source systems and compared to other recovery methods. A tool demo will be part of the presentation.

Bio: Daniel Link
After six years in industry, Daniel Link became a Ph.D Student at the USC Viterbi Computer Science Department and a Research Assistant at the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering (CSSE). His research interests and publications cover Software Architecture Recovery and Cost Estimation as well as related tools. His six years of industry experience included working for popular media production companies and other areas.

Irvine Valley College – Fall Classes Registration Deadline 🗓

— Electrical Technology, Renewable Energy, Wiring, Mathlab, Graphics, CAD and more

Deadline Date: August 16, 2019

Location: Meets at ATEP, new Integrated Design, Engineering and Automation building, 1624 Valencia Avenue, Tustin 92782.

Information and registration: ATEP Electrical Technology Fall 2019

Information and registration: ATEP Engineering Technology Fall 2019

Product Safety Meeting Field Evaluation Bodies (FEBs), Nationally Recognized Test Labs (NRTLs), and the NEC. 🗓

— The relationship between FEBs and NRTLs

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Meeting Date: April 9, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Phil Meadow of Nemko USA
Location: San Diego
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: The relationship between FEBs and NRTLs, the basics of the two field evaluation standards, NFPA 790 and 791, NEC labeling requirements, and common issues found during the field evaluation process.

Bio: Phil Meadow has more than twenty years experience in the NRTL and FEB arena. Experience began with AGA Laboratories, and continued with CSA Group, eti Conformity Services, and is presently employed as the Field Evaluation Program Manager for Nemko USA. Educational background includes a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign, and a MBA from Pepperdine University.

Phil’s career initially started with a division of ITW, and one of his manufacturing specialties was working to customize appliances for key accounts; before being recruited into the safety world.

5G SUMMIT SAN DIEGO 2019 🗓

— Demo and expo- room, running in parallel

IEEE San Diego Section and IEEE COM-S and IEEE FN-I
Meeting Dates: April 19 1PM to April 20 5PM, 2018

Location: San Diego

Information and registration: www.conference.org
Summary: This two day summit will provide a platform for the industry leaders, innovators, and researchers from the industry and academic community to collaborate and exchange ideas in this emerging technology that may help in driving the standards and rapid deployment. The San Diego single-day workshop is being co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society and San Diego Section and will provide a unique forum for folks from industry, academia, and user community to be informed about the evolving landscape of 5G technologies, deployment use cases and business models and to collaborate and exchange ideas in this emerging technology that may help in driving the standards and rapid deployment.

Consultants Network – “A Review of Basics of US Patent Law: What is the law regarding patentable subject matter” 🗓

— A must-see presentation for anyone that works in a technology field

IEEE San Diego Section Consultants Network
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Meeting Date: (day / date) 2019
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Dinner and informal networking; 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Meeting
Speaker: Bruce Greenhaus
Location: San Diego
Cost:
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: This presentation is intended to provide a primer on US patent law for Engineers and Inventors. In particular, this presentation provides important information regarding the changing landscape regarding what is currently considered eligible for patent protection. In addition, information will be presented, and questions answered regarding applying for patent protection. This is a must-see presentation for anyone that works in a technology field and that has asked, “can I patent this?”

Bio: Bruce Greenhaus is an intellectual property attorney for over 27 years, I have had the opportunity to work with and represent some of the best technology companies in the world. I was Vice President, Patent Counsel for Qualcomm, Inc. for 10 years, and more recently Vice President, Chief Patent Counsel for Entropic Communications, Inc., a midsize public corporation. I have been an adjunct professor of law with Thomas Jefferson School of Law since 2003. I have worked in both large and midsized firms. I have served as the president of the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association (SDIPLA) and was on the board of directors of SDIPLA for four years. In addition, I served on the board of the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program.

IEEE VICS – Night of Innovation 🗓

— Hear inspiring talks by some of the 2019 IEEE Medals and Recognition recipients

Meeting Dates: May 16, 2018

Location: San Diego

Information and registration: www.conference.org
Summary:
Join us to hear inspiring talks by some of the 2019 IEEE Medals and Recognition recipients, and Qualcomm Executives, including a light reception at Qualcomm Headquarters.

This pre-event is complimentary with registration to the 2019 IEEE VIC Summit. Space is limited. Please register for this pre-event by 1 April 2019.

Bus Transportation will be available to VIC Summit attendees staying at the Marriott Marquis hotel. It is estimated to depart the Marriott at approximately 3:30 PM. There is also complimentary parking for attendees who wish to drive to Qualcomm.

Panelists include Kurt E. Petersen, Member of the Silicon Valley Band of Angels; Anton Domic, Chief Technical Officer, Synopsys; Sir Robin Keith Saxby, Founding CEO and Chairman ARM Holdings plc; and David Tse, Thomas Kailath and Guanghan Xu Professor, Stanford University.