Past Meetings/Webinars

2017 IEEE 10th Workshop on Software Engineering and Architectures for Realtime Interactive Systems (SEARIS) πŸ—“

Forum for researchers and practitioners working on the design, development, and support of realtime interactive systems (RIS).

β€” IEEE Computer Society…

Meeting Dates: March 19, 2017

Location: Manhattan Beach Marriott

RSVP: OFC 2017

SEARIS provides a forum for researchers and practitioners working on the design, development, and support of realtime interactive systems (RIS). These systems span from Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) environments to novel Human-Computer Interaction systems (such as multimodal or multitouch architectures) and entertainment applications in general. Their common principle is a strong user centric orientation which requires real-time processing of simulation aspects as well as input/output events according to perceptual constraints. Therefore, we encourage researchers and developers of real-time human computer interaction systems of all flavors to share their experiences and learn from each other during this workshop.

2017 IEEE 3rd VR Workshop on Sonic Interactions for Virtual Environments (SIVE) πŸ—“

Importance of sonic elements when designing virtual environments

β€” IEEE Computer Society…

Meeting Dates: March 19, 2017

Location: Manhattan Beach Marriott

RSVP: OFC 2017

The main goal of this workshop is to increase among the virtual reality community the awareness of the importance of sonic elements when designing virtual environments. We will also discuss how research in other related fields such as film sound theory, product sound design, sound and music computing, game sound design and computer music can inform designers of virtual reality environments. Moreover, the workshop will feature state of the art research on the field of sound for virtual environments.

2017 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC) πŸ—“

OFC is the largest global conference and exposition for optical communications and networking professionals

β€” IEEE Communications Society… IEEE Photonics Society… Optical Society

Meeting Dates: March 19 – 23, 2017

Location: Los Angeles Convention Center

RSVP: OFC 2017

OFC is the largest global conference and exposition for optical communications and networking professionals. For over 40 years, the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) has drawn attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move business forward.

IEEE SusTech 2017 πŸ—“

5th IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability…
Technologies that contribute to sustainability in all applications affecting human life

β€” IEEE*USA… IEEE Region 6… IEEE Phoenix & Oregon Section… and more …

Meeting Dates: November 12-14, 2017 — Submit Abstracts by 4/15/2017

Location: Phoenix, Az

RSVP: IEEE SusTech 2017

The 5th Annual IEEE Technologies for Sustainability Conference (SusTech 2017) is designed to explore the development and application of science, engineering and technology in achieving a sustainable lifestyle for humanity. It brings together scientists, engineers, technologists and scholars from multiple disciplines to hold a dialogue on environmental issues and collaborate on ideas to develop and utilize innovative tools and intelligent systems to address them. Attendees will learn about the tools, connections and proactive solutions to take their sustainability programs to the next level.

GHTC 2017 – IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference πŸ—“

— focus on innovation, deployment and adaptation of Technology for Humanitarian Goals and Sustainable Development …

β€” IEEE*USA… IEEE Region 6… IEEE SCV Section… and more …

Meeting Dates: October 19 22, 2017

Location: DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose, CA


GHTC is a global humanitarian technology conference focused on bringing together people to address the critical issues for the benefit of the resource-constrained and vulnerable populations in the world. It is an opportunity for IEEE to work with NGOs to identify the most pressing needs. We encourage participants from academia, for-profit and non-profit businesses, governmental and non-governmental organizations to attend and present research, ideas, and other considerations for the creation of effective humanitarian technology. We also invite participants to share case studies and lessons learned from deployment and application of humanitarian technologies.

AMP SoCal Bi-Annual Meeting: Industry in Transition – Changes in Aerospace & Defense … πŸ—“

The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California

β€” AMP SoCal Bi-Annual Meeting β€” …
Meeting Date: Thursday March 9, 2017
Time: 9AM to 4PM
Speakers: Featured Speaker, General David Petraeus (Ret.) * Keynote Speaker Boeing * Industry in Transition Panel Industry 4.0 Panel * Legislative Support Panel * Aerospace Supply Chain Competitiveness Panel
Location: Exposition Park, Los Angeles
Cost: $100 by March 8 Includes Continental Breakfast and Networking Lunch
RSVP: requested, through website by March 8
Event Details: AMP LINK
The AMP SoCal Bi-Annual meeting seeks to inform and engage small- and medium-sized manufacturers and their supply chain who want to learn more about AMP SoCal and its goal of supporting the aerospace and defense (A&D) industrial ecosystem in the 10-county Southern California region.

Accurate Range Estimation for an Electric Vehicle Including Changing Environmental Conditions πŸ—“

— (IEEE TEC) – range anxiety, state of charge, inverter, driving conditions, field results …

Webinar Date: Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM (PST)
Speaker: Prof. Danny Sutanto, University of Wollongong
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration:

Summary: Range anxiety is an obstacle to the acceptance of electric vehicles (EVs), caused by drivers’ uncertainty regarding their vehicle’s state of charge (SoC) and the energy required to reach their destination. Most estimation methods for these variables use simplified models with many assumptions that can result in significant error, particularly if dynamic and environmental conditions are not considered. For example, the combined efficiency of the inverter drive and electric motor varies throughout the route and is not constant as assumed in most range estimation methods. This study proposes an improved method for SoC and range estimation by taking into account location-dependent environmental conditions and time-varying drive system losses. To validate the method, an EV was driven along a selected route and the measured EV battery SoC at the destination was compared with that predicted by the algorithm. The results demonstrated excellent accuracy in the SoC and range estimation, which should help alleviate range anxiety.

D. Sutanto (SM’89) received the B.Eng. (Hons) and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. He is presently a Professor of Power Engineering at the University of Wollongong, Australia. His research interests include electric vehicles, power system planning, analysis and harmonics, FACTS, and Battery Energy Storage systems. Dr. Sutanto is currently the IEEE IAS Area Chair for Region 10 (Asia Pacific).

Interpersonal Communication Skills Workshop πŸ—“

— (WIE) – Be an effective communicator, techniques, practicing …

β€” WIE β€” Be an effective communicator …
Meeting Dates: March 15, 2017
Time: 5:00PM to 6:30PM
Speakers: Bri McWorter
Location: DELL-EMC Co.
Cost: $10
RSVP: At IEEE vtools
Summary: Being an effective communicator is a life skill that every person should have. Using drama techniques that actors have been utilizing for decades, Bri McWhorter, Founder and CEO of Activate to Captivate, will provide a workshop specializing in interpersonal communication skills.

Protecting Passwords in a Post-Quantum Computing Era with Military-Grade Crypto πŸ—“

— (Cybersecurity SIG) – creation, storing, vectors, passwords your worst enemy cannot crack …

Meeting Date: Monday February 27, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM Networking; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Carlos A. Villegas of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Location: Tustin ATEP-IVC
Cost: none, Food and beverage at this event is free and is sponsored by CyberSecurity SIG.
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: This presentation is about how to create and store passwords in a secure way using military-grade cryptography so that even in the hands of your worst enemies they can’t be cracked!
It will look at will passwords from a digital forensics point-of-view to show the audience what needs to be done, on the back-end, to secure them properly. At least four live password attack vectors demonstrations will be demonstrated live along with a way on how to properly defend against those attacks.

Bio: Carlos Villegas Northrop Grumman employee for 20 years
Programming since age 13. Professionally for 25 years
Master of Science in Cyber Security ΠNYU, January 2016
Master of Science in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence ΠUSC
Open Source Contributions: Linux Logs for Digital Forensics, Secure Messaging with Steganography
Participated in five Capture The Flag (CTF) cyber offensive competitions
Nationally ranked 10th place by scoring 100% in 2015 entry quiz for U.S. Cyber Challenge.
Nationally ranked 37th place in National Cyber League 2014, silver bracket
Mentoring high school students for US CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition since 2014, currently ~70 students.
Attended U.S. Cyber Challenge 2014 in San Jose, California
Attended U.S. Cyber Challenge 2015 in Cedar City, Utah.
Serving as Cyber Advisor to KMEX Channel 34, Los Angeles, California.
CompTIA Security+ certified

Significant changes to the mandatory design requirements of 2016 Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards

β€” IEEE PES/IAS Chapter of Orange County β€” changes to the requirements for retrofit, remodels, lighting power density, and power adjustment factors & how some manufacturers are responding to these codes with new products and product options that comply with the new requirements. …
Santa Ana

Meeting Date: Thursday February 16, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & dinner; 7:30 PM Presentation
The presentation is free and dinner can be purchased upon arrival.

Speaker: Joe Portera
Location: Doubletree Orange County Airport

Cost: none, or if purchasing meal: $25 for IEEE members; $30 for non-members; $10 for students
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: We will use a simple review of the significant changes in Title 24 2013 as a starting point to discuss the significant changes to the mandatory design requirements in the Title 24 2016 version of the code. This will cover the changes in sections 130.1 (a) through (e), as well as changes to the requirements for retrofit, remodels, lighting power density, and power adjustment factors. We will also discuss how some manufacturers are responding to these codes with new products and product options that comply with the new requirements.

Bio: Mr. Portera has worked in lighting controls for 14 years for both a manufacturer and for manufacturers’ reps in various states. He has been a lighting control specialist in California for eight years and has worked with members of the CEC and CLTC to gain an understanding of the Title 24 code as it applies to lighting and lighting controls. Joe works on a daily basis to design title 24 compliant systems for all sizes of projects across a variety of industries including offices, retail, medical, educational, restaurant, laboratories, hospitality and more.