Big Bang – Origin of Universe – Future?? 🗓

The first ~300,000 years of the universe and the physical frame work of events.

— IEEE Central Coast Event
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Meeting Date: July 19, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Brian Williams, PhD Astrophysics UCSB
Location: Rusty’s Pizza, Goleta
Cost: none for IEEE members,
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
Summary: Mankind has been looking up, in wonder, at the night sky for thousands of years, but it is only in the recent past that we have been able to observe the sky to gather data about our universe. Observations of the sky allow us to see back ~13.8 billion years into the universes past, gain knowledge about its geometry, measure its age, and its density history just to name a few. While the events that immediately followed the big bang are masked from our observation. They shaped our universe and set into motion the structure that gave rise to everything we know. Looking back to just after the Universe becomes transparent to radiation we can better understand what happened before this. We will discuss the first ~300,000 years of the universe and explore the physical frame work of events. This will lead us to a basic understanding of modern cosmology and what observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background (Remnant energy of the big bang) can teach us.
Bio: Brian Williams PhD Astrophysics UCSB

Using Big Data Analytics to Fight Identity Fraud 🗓

What is Identity Fraud? How does it occur?

— IEEE San Diego Section
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Meeting Date: July 20 2017
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & refreshments; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Stephen Coggeshall
Location: Qualcomm, San Diego
Cost: Free to IEEE and Qualcomm, all others $5 online or $10 at the door.
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
Summary:
What is Identity Fraud? How does it occur?

We all know about Identity Theft, but do you know about Identity Manipulation? Synthetic Identities? What are the different modes of Identity Fraud.

In this presentation we will talk about all things Identity Fraud – what it is, how it occurs, where it is happening, and how we are using big data analytics to protect both businesses and consumers from this continually rising threat.

Bio: Stephen Coggeshall is retired Chief Analytics and Science Officer at ID Analytics (Symantec). His primary role was assembling and managing world-class technical teams of Data Scientists and software developers for high performance software and applied machine learning algorithms in the business environment. His specialties include behavioral modeling and consulting in financial services, telecommunications and consumer products; algorithm development around financial engineering for derivatives, asset allocation, technical corporate valuations and trading algorithms. Previous experiences are Exec. Director of Advanced Sciences for Morgan Stanley, Founder and CEO of Los Alamos Computational Group, Group VP of Technology Development at HNC Software, Founder & Director of Consumer Analytics at Center for Adaptive Systems Applications. Stephen received MS and PhD in Music and Nuclear Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and BA in Music and BS in Math & Physics from Southern Illinois University. Stephen holds 7 patents, has authored over 100 publications, and currently teaches a graduate business course.

Internet of Things: How did we get here? What can we do for Healthcare? 🗓

Inaugural event – San Diego Section IoT SIG, launch of new Interest Group & Talk Series

Co-sponsored by IoT SIG, Computer, Communication, Engineering Medical Biology, Industrial Applications, Consumer Electronics
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Meeting Date: July 27, 2017
Time: 6:15 – 6:45 PM Networking & Refreshments; 6:45 PM Presentation
Speaker: Harinath Garudadri, Associate Research Scientist at the UC San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute of Calit2
Location: Qualcomm, San Diego
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: Multiple technologies evolved and converged over the last 140 years resulting in a powerful platform that we now call IoT. This presentation will address (i) a historical perspective of Internet of Things (IoT) and (ii) some Healthcare related applications of IoT that the speaker is pursuing in his lab.

The first part of the talk is an abridged version of course-1 from a 6-course IoT specialization offered by Coursera. This course was commissioned by Qualcomm and developed at UCSD to teach learners hands-on skills for building IoT devices using a smartphone platform. The thesis in this part of the talk traces how multiple technologies evolved and converged – specifically, (i) circuit switched networks, (ii) packet switched networks, (iii) computer-telephony integration, (iv) wireless technologies and (v) features and apps to highlight significant advances that led up to IoT.

The second part of this talk will address how the stories of the pioneers motivate us to leverage this platform with unprecedented potential to build exciting products and services in domains such as drones, automotive, healthcare, etc. The speaker left Qualcomm about 4 years ago and joined UCSD to pursue hard problems in healthcare. The challenges in connecting billions of sensors to the cloud – low power sensing, efficient communication, distributed processing, security, inference, etc. – are similar to those in healthcare applications. In addition, each healthcare application appears to have its own set of unique challenges – we have made extensive collaborations with clinical community to guide us through these. We are presently working on (i) advanced hearing aids, (ii) concussion assessment in youth sports, (iii) falls risk assessment and (iv) spasticity assessment in cerebral palsy, stroke and other neuromuscular disorders. This presentation will address some aspects of these applications to highlight IoT applications in healthcare.

Bio: Harinath Garudadri is an Associate Research Scientist at the UC San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute of Calit2. He moved to academia in Nov. 2013 after 26 years in the industry to work on technologies that will improve healthcare delivery beyond hospital walls. He has a PhD in electrical engineering (1988) from University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. where he spent half his time in ECE and the other half in School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, Faculty of Medicine. His industry contributions have been incorporated into cell phones and commercial networks. Hari has 42 granted patents (9 in body area networks, 8 in audio, 6 in video, 5 in speech, 3 in biomedical signal processing, and 11 in voice recognition), and over 16 pending patents in biomedical signal processing and related areas. Hari has over 43 peer-reviewed publications. His contributions were incorporated in 14 international standards specifications.

IEEE China-Lake Bakersfield Technical Presentation on Power Quality 🗓

IEEE China-Lake Bakersfield Section and Sponsored by Eaton Corporation
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Meeting Date: July 20, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Christopher Stewart, P.E. of Eaton Corporation
Location: Bakersfield
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
Sources and Symptoms Power Quality Problems
Power Quality Solutions
Harmonic Sources and Symptoms
IEEE-519 Compliance
Point of common coupling
Harmonic Limits
Harmonic resonance
Harmonic Solutions
Transient and transient Solution
Grounding and Grounding Solutions

Bio: Christopher Stewart
is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of California. He joined Eaton Corporation in 2008 and worked for four and a half years as a Field Service Engineer. He has been with the Power Systems Engineering group at Eaton Corporation since 2012 and has performed power systems analysis services; including arc flash hazard analysis, power quality studies, motor starting studies, and bus bracing studies. He also conducts Arc Flash Safety Training courses, based on NFPA 70E for local industrial and commercial customers. He is currently the technical leader for the Power Systems Engineering team at Eaton, in the Pacific region.

Technology and challenges of designing a membrane spacecraft called “Brane Craft” for active debris removal in low earth orbit. 🗓

IEEE Communications, Signal Processing and Vehicular Technologies Joint Chapter and Co-sponsored by The Aerospace Corporation
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Meeting Date: July 12, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM Networking & Food; 12:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Siegfried Janson
Location: El Secundo
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
Summary: IEEE Communications, Signal Processing and Vehicular Technologies Joint Chapter invites you to a presentation by Dr. Siegfried Janson on the technology and challenges of designing a membrane spacecraft called “Brane Craft” for active debris removal in low earth orbit. Flattening a spacecraft into a membrane can produce a low mass vehicle with an ultra-high power-to-weight ratio for rapid electric orbit transfers. The target application is removal of orbital debris in low Earth orbit (LEO) through rendezvous, conformal wrapping, and application of thrust.

Biography:
Dr. Siegfried Janson is a senior scientist in the Space Science Applications Laboratory at The Aerospace Corporation. He obtained a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from Cornell University in 1984, was a post-doctoral associate at Cornell from 1984 to 1987, and joined the Aerospace Corporation in 1987 to pursue experimental research in advanced electric thrusters for spacecraft. He published over 20 papers on electric thruster research by 1995. Dr. Janson’s current research interests are nano/pico/femtosatellites, membrane spacecraft for orbital debris removal, spacecraft optical communications, microthrusters, formation flying, micro-electromechanical systems, and distributed space systems. He started investigating sub-kilogram mass spacecraft in 1989 and has published over 50 papers on small satellite propulsion requirements, basic design issues, MEMS for space applications, all-silicon satellites, and small satellite orbital architectures. Dr. Janson has flown MEMS experiments on sounding rockets, nanosatellites, CubeSats, the Space Shuttle, and the International Space Station. Dr. Janson chaired the SPIE “MEMS Components and Applications” conference in 2001, 2003, and 2004, and is co-editor of the book “Small Satellites: Past, Present and Future.” He is currently the principal investigator on the NASA-sponsored Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration CubeSat program, and the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase II program, “Brane Craft.” He is a NASA NIAC fellow, a member of the IEEE, and currently holds 14 U.S. patents in orbital mechanics, spacecraft attitude sensors, glass/ceramic systems, thermoelectric coolers, and MEMS fabrication.

Vulnerabilities of Deep Learning in Adversarial and/or Degraded Imagery 🗓

IEEE OC Section & Computer Society
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Meeting Date: June 28, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr Joshua Harguess of SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
Location: Qualcomm San Diego
Cost: none
RSVP: requested
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: Deep learning has continued to gain momentum in applications across many critical areas of research in computer vision and machine learning. In particular, deep learning networks have had much success in image classification, especially when training data is abundantly available. However, researchers have shown vulnerabilities to these deep learning networks that are not well understood. For instance, when estimating optical flow from real-world video data, such as that taken of full-motion-video (FMV) from unmanned vehicles, surveillance systems, and other sources, the results from deep learning and other computer vision approaches are often undesirable. Additionally, several researchers have exposed potential vulnerabilities of deep learning networks to carefully crafted adversarial imagery. In this talk, we’ll examine the effects of real-world video data on motion estimation and a potential path forward to detecting adversarial imagery using image quality metrics.

Bio: Dr Joshua Harguess
*PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2011, University of Texas Austin,
Portfolio in Applied Statistical Modeling; MS Computational & Applied Mathematics, 2007, University of Texas Austin,
*Research Scientist, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, San Diego,
*Successfully managed and executed on the continuing Independent Applied Research project Video notation, Search and Tagging (VAST).
*Active member of the Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB) and image and video quality working group.
* In the Automated Imagery Analysis group, performed research on ship classification using state-of-the-art mthods and the effects of pre-processing (SPIE 2012), anomaly detection for ship detection and tracking from full-motion video from UAV. Most recently, developed new algorithm using sparse representation for anomaly detection with applications in many domains.
*Performed research into using evolutionary techniques to train a deep learning network to learn features for classification of maritime imagery (ICLR 2014 & GECCO 2014).
* In the Unmanned Systems group, performed research on automatic calibration between stereo and infrared (IR) cameras for robot vision and navigation (SPIE2014), motion estimation and optical/range flow for robot ego-motion estimation (PLANS2014), and studying the effects of optical flow on degraded imagery.
*Co-founder of both the Computer Vision and the Machine Learning Series group at SSC Pacific which consists of several researchers across the center that meet biweekly to discuss computer vision and machine learning research

When Products Harm – and – Overview of 2017 IEEE-PSES Symposium, May 7- 9 – San Jose, CA 🗓

A classic product Liability Study, from the Engineer’s point of view.

— IEEE PSES OC Chapter —
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Meeting Date: June 27, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: (On the Video) Gary Tornquist, Director of Product Safety, Microsoft Corp
and also Live Bansi Patel
Location: Irvine
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website by 5PM 6/27
Event Details: PSES Site
Summary: This video presentation was made by Gary at the 2017 IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering. It is a comprehensive presentation of what can happen, and the legal consequences, if your product does harm years after it has been in production. Included will be an interactive discussion of the video.
Also on the double bill- Overview of 2017 IEEE-PSES Symposium, May 7, 8, 9 – San Jose, CA

Bio:
Gary Tornquist, Director of Product Safety, Microsoft Corp

Bansi Patel is a safety consultant for compliance engineering for electrical and electro-mechanical products. He is in the field for over 30 years. He is chair for IEEE 1184, guidelines for battery for UPS Systems, He is board of governors for Product safety engineering society. He has been active in standards develop activities for UL, CSA, IEEE and IEC for past 30 plus years.

5G Technologies and Standards – 🗓

Presentation by IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Liangping Ma

— IEEE Buenaventura Section
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Meeting Date: June 20, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Liangping Ma, InterDigital, Inc.
Location: Newbury Park, Skyworks Solutions
Cost: none
RSVP: requested,
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
The buzz word 5G has generated a lot of excitement recently. But what is 5G? How is it different from the existing standards such as LTE and Wi-Fi? In this talk, we give an overview of 5G. We then focus on several key technologies of 5G, including waveforms, numerology, channel coding and beamforming, and explain how they may deliver the promised performance. We also briefly cover the status of 5G products and deployment

Bio: Liangping Ma is a member of the Technical Staff in the San Diego, CA office of InterDigital, Inc., a mobile technology company. His current research interests include 5G radio access networks, ultra-reliable and low-latency video communication, and cognitive radios. He led the research on Quality of Experience (QoE) based optimization for video streaming and interactive video communication. Prior to 2009, he was with San Diego Research Center and Argon ST (acquired by Boeing), where he led research on cognitive radios and wireless sensor networks and served as the principal investigators of two projects supported by the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation. He is the co-inventor of more than 40 patents and the author/co-author of more than 50 journal and conference papers. He has been the Chair of the San Diego Chapter of the IEEE Communication Society since 2014. He received his PhD from University of Delaware in 2004 and his B.S. degree from Wuhan University, China, in 1998.

5G: Technologies and Standards 🗓

Presentation on 5G Technologies and Standards given by an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Liangping Ma

— IEEE Communications, Signal Processing and Vehicular Technologies Joint Chapter – Co-sponsored by The Aerospace Corporation
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Meeting Date: June 22, 2017
Time: 11:30 PM Networking & Food; 12:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Liangping Ma, InterDigital, Inc
Location: The Aerospace Corporation El Secundo
Cost: none,
RSVP: requested,
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: The buzz word 5G has generated a lot of excitement recently. But what is 5G? How is it different from the existing standards such as LTE and Wi-Fi? In this talk, we give an overview of 5G. We then focus on several key technologies of 5G, including waveforms, numerology, channel coding and beamforming, and explain how they may deliver the promised performance. We also briefly cover the status of 5G products and deployment.
Bio: Liangping Ma is with InterDigital, Inc., a mobile technology company. His current research interests include 5G radio access networks, ultra-reliable and low-latency video communication, and cognitive radios. He led the research on Quality of Experience (QoE) based optimization for video streaming and interactive video communication. Prior to 2009, he was with San Diego Research Center and Argon ST (acquired by Boeing), where he led research on cognitive radios and wireless sensor networks and served as the principal investigators of two projects supported by the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation. He is the co-inventor of more than 40 patents and the author/co-author of more than 50 journal and conference papers. He has been the Chair of the San Diego Chapter of the IEEE Communication Society since 2014. He received his PhD from University of Delaware in 2004 and his B.S. degree from Wuhan University, China, in 1998.

Cha for Tea – IEEE Young Professionals Meet for Boba 🗓

Free Boba, board games, in a casual atmosphere

OC IEEE Young Professionals –

Meeting Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Dinner can be bought at any of the restaurants in UTC
Location: Cha For Tea, 4187 Campus Dr. M173, Irvine
Cost: none
RSVP: Just show up

Summary: OC IEEE Young Professionals is hosting our monthly Boba Night at Cha for Tea! Come join us for free Boba, board games and a casual atmosphere!