OC IEEE: March BBQ! 🗓

OC IEEE Section
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Meeting Date: March 10, 2019
Time: 11AM – 3PM
Location:
Join the IEEE OC Section on our first section BBQ of the year at Mason Park, by UCI. We will have food and drinks for $5 an individual or family, as well as free games like Ultimate Frisbee and Soccer and robots for everyone to play with.
Parking is $5 for Mason Park or you can park at the Albertsons on Campus Drive and walk across Harvard.
The shelter location will be Shelter 3 but you can ask the park staff at the gates or check this event page the day of to confirm the location. There are directions coming in from the entrance showing where the shelters are. Vegetarian options will be available.
Cost:
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Boba: Bridging the gap between YPs and Students! 🗓

OC IEEE YP and UCI IEEE
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Meeting Date: March 5, 2019
Time:
7:00 – 7:30: Check in & get dinner if needed in the UTC plaza
7:30 – 8:00: Boba provided for IEEE members with complimentary appetizers for everyone
8:00 – 9:00: Board game time with digital games like Jackbox Party 3 and physical games like One Night Werewolf

Location: Irvine, California
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
Summary: Come hear how to utilize your time to do what you love while growing your network and personal brand! In this case, it’s with boba, brunch and BBQ as the chairman of OC IEEE YP presents how those three loves help connect IEEE students and YPs.

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Principles and Applications 🗓

— Hear how commercial applications are emerging and changing the face of SAR.

MTTS/APS IEEE Foothill Section
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Meeting Date: March 6, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM Networking; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. E. David Jansing of John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Location: Riverside
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) has been around for almost 70 years. Historically dominated by space and military applications. Now commercial applications are emerging and changing the face of SAR.

Bio: Dr. David Jansing is Chief Engineer in the Electromagnetic Systems Group at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Dr. Jansing has more than 20 years’ experience in remote sensing (including maritime applications), signal and image processing, data analysis, interpretation, modeling, optimization, synthetic aperture radar processing and machine learning (including deep learning and evolutionary computation). He currently teaches a graduate level course in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) at Johns Hopkins University in the Whiting School’s Engineering for Professionals program. Dr. Jansing is a recognized expert in remote sensing having won multiple awards, including the JHU APL FY2008 R. W. Hart Prize for Excellence in Independent Research and Development for the Exploitation of Synthetic Aperture Data Products IR&D, the 2011 University of Louisville Distinguished Alumni Award, and the 2018 Whiting School Engineering for Professional Program “Exceptional Online Course Design” for EN 525.748 Synthetic Aperture Radar.

Building and Flying an Experimental Airplane 🗓

— An inside look at building and flight testing an experimental amateur-built aircraft

LMAG
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Meeting Date: May 4, 2019
Time: 10AM-12PM Networking – Presentation
Speaker: Rhon Williams
Location: Redondo Beach
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website

Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly an airplane that you built yourself? Well, Rhon Williams didn’t just wonder; he actually did it, and is still doing it. He will tell us about his experiences on April 27, 2019, at the Northrop Grumman S-Café. 10:00 AM: Social; 10:30 AM: Start of Lecture. Don’t miss this interesting and enlightening presentation by a very accomplished (and brave) LMAG member, Rhon Williams.
An inside look at building and flight testing an experimental amateur-built aircraft called the Early Bird Jenny. Using modern construction materials and techniques, it is built from plans to look like a 2/3 scale Curtiss Jenny, a common WWI trainer.

Bio: Rhon Williams grew up in Dayton, Ohio near WPAFB, and got to see all kinds of military planes flying over his house. His Dad took him to air shows, so he gained an interest in aviation at a young age. While earning a PhD in electrical engineering at the University of Illinois, Rhon took flight training as some of his courses, ultimately earning a commercial pilot license, rated to fly single and multiengine airplanes, gliders, and helicopters; and a flight instructor rating for airplanes, instruments, and gliders.

Switched-Capacitor Power Circuits: Coming of Age 🗓 🗺

— Hear about new circuits with projected unique benefits and record achievable performance

PELS Meeting
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Meeting Date: April 4, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM Networking & refreshments; 8:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Tan of Northrop Grumman
Location: Redondo Beach, California
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: Since its first engineering design in 1930’s, the switched-capacitor circuits had been limited, until recently, to low power applications or high-voltage/low-current designs. Recent efforts have led to significant progress. The switched-capacitor power conversion circuits have been coming of age. Some of its variants achieved unprecedented performances in efficiency and power density. We will review a few basic circuits first to highlight operations. A few circuits are then presented to outline its technology evolution to the resonant switched-capacitor techniques. Several examples and prototypes are then presented. New circuits with projected unique benefits and record achievable performances are also presented.

Bio: Dr. Tan is NGAS Distinguished Engineer and Power Products Manager. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Caltech and is IEEE Fellow since 2007.
Well-recognized as an authority in near adiabatic power conversion and energy systems, he has pioneered breakthrough innovations with high-impact industry firsts and record performances. His technologies have attracted significant customer funding and led to four product lines for the company with hundreds of designs and thousands of flight hardware “that significantly enhancing national security.” He has given more than 50 keynotes and invited talks. He serves frequently on national and international funding review/prestigious position selection committees.

Industry workshop on Practical Applications of Deep Learning: A Hands-on MATLAB Workshop by Mathworks 🗓

IEEE Photonics Society Los Angeles Chapter
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Meeting Date: Tuesday, March 12th of 2019,
Time: 01:15 – 4:30 pm
Speaker: Pitambar Pitambar, Mathworks
Location: Los Angeles
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: Deep learning achieves human-like accuracy for many tasks considered algorithmically unsolvable with traditional machine learning. It is frequently used to develop applications such as face recognition, automated driving, and image classification. In this hands-on workshop, you will write code and use MATLAB to:
Learn the fundamentals of deep learning and understand terms like “layers”, “networks”, and “loss”.
Build a deep network that can classify your own handwritten digits.
Access and explore various pre-trained models.
Use transfer learning to build a network that classifies different types of food.
Use LSTM networks for time series forecasting.
Train deep learning networks on GPUs in the cloud.
Learn how to use code generation technology to accelerate inference performance.
Learn how to improve the accuracy of deep networks.

Bio: Pitambar Pitambar works on deep learning and computer vision applications in technical marketing at MathWorks. Prior to joining MathWorks, he worked on creating technological healthcare solutions for developing countries and researching the diagnosis and treatment of ischemic stroke patients. Pitambar holds a B.S. in biomedical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

IEEE Region 6, Southern Area Meeting 🗓

— Updates, Awards, Officer training

IEEE Region 6, Southern Area
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Meeting Date: March 23, 2019
Time: 9AM – 4PM

Location: Long Beach
Cost: none

RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: Focus on Student and Section Officer Training for the Southern Area Sections and Branches. These are the Southern California sections, colleges and universities including: Buenaventura, Central Coast, China Lake/ Bakersfield, Coastal Los Angeles, Foothill/Inland Empire, Los Angeles Metropolitan, San Fernando Valley, and Orange County. San Diego and any other sections who are interested are welcome to join this meeting.

Promoting and Identifying Synergistic Industry-University Relationships – Panel Discussion 🗓

— Panelists bring their experience of co-innovation across these domains and showcase insights into how to realize the strategic advantages.

Sponsored by UCSD EPSE-LAMP and the IEEE Computer Society San Diego Chapter

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Meeting Date: March 5, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Panel
Cody Noghera, Executive Director of Corporate Research Partnerships at UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering,
Raymond Pettit, Executive Director of MS BA Program and BA Center of Excellence at UCSD Rady School of Management
Katie Rainey, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, US Navy and Adjunct Professor in Mathematics, Point Loma Nazarene University
Moderator: Natasha Balac, Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Data Science (ICData) at UCSD

Location: San Diego, California
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website

Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
Today’s technology, product, and/or services creation & marketization demand strategic partnerships. Co-innovation has become a common place in the industry. The inventive and entrepreneurial spirit of the University system is also in high gear. The distinguished panelists bring their experience of co-innovation across these domains and showcase insights into how to realize the strategic advantages.

Core Topics
1.Companies benefiting from using cutting edge technologies from Universities, highlighted by 2-3 success stories
2.Academia benefiting from the exposure to the current and hard problems the companies are facing
3.Available resources or info pools for companies to tap into, for selecting University tech partners
4.Available resources or info pools for Universities to tap into, for approaching industry partners
5.Partnership models that stood the test of time in bringing synergy and enthusiasm among the partners
6.Examples of technology problems that work great for partnership
7.Any examples of problems that had limited success
8.Intellectual property rights and how they are shared and managed
9.Partnering with Universities is a great way for companies to give back and simultaneously benefit from collaboration.

San Diego Blockchain Group Inaugural Event 🗓

— learn what activities the community is interested in and will overview the different BCI Activities

IEEE San Diego Blockchain Group
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Meeting Date: February 26, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation

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

Summary: The IEEE Blockchain Initiative (BCI) was created to act as the hub for all IEEE blockchain projects and activities. The BCI encompasses a comprehensive set of projects and activities supported by the following core subcommittees: Pre/Standards, Education, Conferences and Events, Community Development and Outreach, Publications, and Special Projects. The San Diego IEEE Blockchain Group formed in January 2019 and is interested in learning what activities the community is interested in and will overview the different BCI Activities as well as the current planned events in San Diego.