IEEE/CN – Attracting and Retaining Talent: A Business Case for Diversity 🗓

— IEEE Consultants’ Network of San Diego

IEEE Consultants’ Network of San Diego

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Meeting Date: July 9, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Debra Kimberling, Fellow, Society of Women Engineers
Location: San Diego
Cost: none,
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: Have you ever wondered why women are underrepresented in every level of corporate America? Employee views on diversity initiatives are mixed. In this session, we delve into the workplace experiences and perceptions of why. You will learn the terminology to understand the effects of working in diverse groups and a road-map to help level the playing field.

Bio: Debra Kimberling – Fellow, Society of Women Engineers – is a retired mechanical engineer with 35 years’ experience in industry, government, and academia. She presents the gender equity research to help build a better support network for women and a more engaging and inclusive workplace culture for all. Kimberling is chair of the San Diego County Engineering Council.

How NOT to be the next Equifax – DevOps & Cloud Secrets Revealed 🗓

Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society – San Diego Chapter
Co-Sponsored by IEEE Big Data Science & Engineering SIG, Computational Intelligence Society, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and Women in Engineering

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Meeting Date: June 14, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM Networking; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Aaron Contorer, Founder and CEO of international engineering firm FP Complete
Location: San Diego
Cost: Free for IEEE and Qualcomm; $5 cash only for all others for refreshments.
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: We will take you through the entire journey on how blunders like Equifax occur, and more importantly, what could have been done differently to avoid this type of business crippling mistake. You will learn what actually goes wrong behind the scenes, and how it can happen to any business not paying attention to cyber-security. We will provide you with tried and proven examples of what technologies to use, architectures to use, and processes and procedures to put in place. This discussion will have something for everyone. Whether you are a C-level executive, software engineer, or simply have an interest in cybersecurity, this talk is for you.

Bio: Aaron Contorer is the founder and CEO of international engineering firm FP Complete, which specializes in DevOps, functional programming, and data analysis software. He is a former executive of Microsoft, where he served as program manager for distributed systems and general manager of Visual C++, used daily by three million professional software developers worldwide. He architected MSN’s move to Internet-based server software, served as the full-time technology adviser to the CEO of Microsoft, Bill Gates, and founded and ran the company’s Productivity Tools Team for complex software engineering projects. Later, Aaron served as CTO at Mentico, Hynomics, and secure election systems company Everyone Counts.

Aaron has 18 patents in computer security and distributed systems, and now at FP Complete spends his time helping technology companies to adopt more advanced software technology. When not at work, Aaron runs the charitable Contorer Foundation which supports the development of new philanthropists and more effective nonprofit organizations

SIDUS Solutions and AR/VR Subsea Technologies 🗓

—- IEEE/TMA Executive Talk

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Oceanic Engineering Society and The Maritime Alliance

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Meeting Date: June 7, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 6:45 PM Presentation
Speaker: Leonard Pool
Location: San Diego
Cost: IEEE members or IEEE prospective members (i.e. guests of IEEE welcome) should use the code IEEEOES to register for free. This event is by invitation only, and space is limited to the first 30 registrants.
RSVP: requested, through website

Event Details: IEEE vTools
Summary:
SIDUS Solutions, LLC will be featured in this Executive Talk. SIDUS is an electronics engineering company specializing in the development and manufacturing of surveillance equipment for subsea and hazardous areas used in offshore oil & gas operations. SIDUS is in the engineering phase of developing an extensive immersive virtual experience that involves engaging users while not requiring to direct the ROV operator in order to capture the target image. This is an effort towards integrating VR into the available space and time of ROV operators and principle investigators workflows and should provide for a true situational awareness that was unobtainable before. The managing director of SIDUS, Leonard Pool, will discuss “SIDUS Solutions and AR/VR Subsea Technologies” and answer questions.

IEEE OC Section Excom Meeting 🗓

IEEE OC Section

Meeting Date: June 14, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Meeting
Speaker: Chapter representatives and Section Officers
Location: 41 Tesla, Irvine
Cost: none
RSVP: Requested to scale food order.
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
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.

YPs Meet for Boba at Cha for Tea 🗓

IEEE OC Young Professionals
Meeting Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Dinner can be bought at any of the restaurants in UTC
Location: Cha For Tea, 4187 Campus Dr. M173, Irvine
Cost: Boba and appetizers will be provided courtesy of IEEE.
RSVP: Just show up
Event Details: Facebook events
Event Details: IEEE events

Summary:
Join the Young Professionals of IEEE Orange County section for our monthly social mixer with complimentary boba and appetizers from the famous Cha for Tea boba shop at the UTC shopping mall by UC Irvine. Please arrive sharply at 7 pm to be eligible for free boba and appetizers with fellow engineers, both students and working professionals! Dinner can be bought from any of the restaurants nearby and we will be playing board games after.

San Diego Robotics Ecosystem Event 🗓

San Diego IEEE, San Diego Robotics Club, UC San Diego Association for Robotics Graduate Students
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Meeting Date: June 28, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Two Panels
Location: San Diego, California
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
Summary: You are invited to meet and listen to local robotics movers and shakers! More details will be posted constantly

Medical Devices, The Need for BioSensors and Bio Tools 🗓

— EMB-S BigData SIG, Reliability Society

IEEE EMB-S BigData SIG, Reliability Society
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Meeting Date: May 28, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Panel
Location: San Diego, California
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
Summary:
A vision of the reliability analysis in identifying and using biochemical (predictive and diagnostic), biomechanical, sensor information and imaging data for patient care – including molecular pathology, laboratory diagnostics (clinical chemistry – DNA) and medical diagnostic imaging? 1. Implementation/Integration of Electronic Health Records and personalized Health Records 2. Standards harmonization, conformance testing, certification 3. Detailed mathematical modeling and computational analysis.

Talk objectives:

After the talk for Reliability of Medical Devices, the participants will:
• Know the most important parameters for evaluating the Medical Device System Reliability
• Know the way to predict the MTBF in different stages of the project lifecycle (not constant failure rate)
• Know how to improve the system reliability by addressing the high failure rate parts and their stress parameters
• Can perform electromechanical testing to verify suggested changes to the system.

Subjects:
The following subjects are among others addressed in the tutorial:
MTBF Prediction Guidelines
FMEA Studies to find critical parts in the system
Accelerated Life Testing to predict product return rate
Cost analysis vs. warrantee period vs. failure rate
Performance Measurements and benchmarking

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IEEE OC Section Computer Society
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Meeting Date: May 16, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Justin Dressel
Location: Irvine
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website

Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: Quantum computing research is reaching an inflection point. Multiple industry partners are releasing commercial chips. Academic partners are demonstrating key milestones towards fault tolerance. Where do things go from here? In this broad audience talk, Prof. Dressel will review what quantum computing is, where we are now, and exactly how far away we are from applications where quantum computers will be game changing.

Bio: Dr. Justin Dressel is an Assistant Professor of Physics in the Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University and a member of the Institute for Quantum Studies. He earned his PhD in Physics from the University of Rochester.

Dr. Dressel researches the foundations of quantum physics, which is a natural intersection point between physics, mathematics, and computer science. His recent research has focused on algebraic approaches to generalized quantum measurements, quantum computation with superconducting transmon quantum bits using circuit quantum electrodynamics, and Clifford algebraic approaches to relativistic field theory. Though the bulk of his work is theoretical in nature, he works closely with experimental teams at U Rochester, UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Barbara.

Dual frequency comb spectroscopy for planetary explorations 🗓

IEEE Metropolitan LA Section
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Meeting Date: May 24, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM
Speaker: Dr. Mahmood Bagheri of Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Location: Pasadena, California
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: Modern spectroscopic systems can accurately measure the real-time dynamics of mixed atomic and molecular species at very low concentration, assuming the availability of a broadband source in the relevant wavelength band with high spectral resolution and fast acquisition time. Recent experiments using multi-heterodyne frequency-comb Fourier-transform spectroscopy (also called dual-comb spectroscopy) have demonstrated that precisely-spaced spectral lines of an optical frequency comb (OFC) can be harnessed to rapidly and sensitively acquire highly multiplexed molecular spectra. This talk will summarize JPL’s effort on development of a compact, broadband optical frequency comb in the 3-5 μm wavelength range and its integration into a multi heterodyne frequency comb spectroscopy system. The prospects for selective and simultaneous interrogation of multiple absorption features of key molecules relevant to future planetary explorations will be also discussed..

Bio: Dr. Mahmood Bagheri is a member of technical staff at the JPL’s Microdevices Lab. His research efforts are focused on innovations in photonic devices to enable the availability, or advance the performance of science instruments in the areas of spectroscopy, optical communications, and metrology. Recently, he has demonstrated the first Electrically pumped mid-IR optical frequency combs in the mid-IR and is the PI for development of a dual frequency spectrometer for future planetary explorations. He joined JPL in 2011 and has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.