Past Meetings/Webinars

Electromagnetic Environmental Effects in the Military

— EMC Distinguished Lecturer Talk

— EMC Distinguished Lecturer Talk: …
Meeting Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Kris Hatashita
Location: Advanced Test Equipment Rentals. Training Center 10401 Roselle St, San Diego CA 92121
Cost: Complementary Dinner/ Networking
RSVP: requested
Event Details: IEEEvTools
Military electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is a matter of life and death as modern war-fighters rely on the safe, secure and reliable functioning of their devices. Military EMC includes aspects of electronic interoperability that are seldom or never considered in the commercial realm. This talk presents technical details of EMC consideration in tactical and strategic military operations. The topics discussed include hazards of electromagnetic radiation to ordnance (HERO), electromagnetic data security (EMSEC), counter improvised explosive device (CIED) EMC issues and includes first-hand experiences of work done in the Afghan theatre.

Bio: Kris Hatashita
has been the Electromagnetic Environmental Effects subject matter expert for the Canadian Army tactical communications group since 2002 where he plans and oversees Canadian Army compliance with EMI, EMC, EMSEC, and RF safety requirements. Prior to this, Kris was an independent E3 consultant and President of ISOTEC Corporation whose clients included the Canadian Department of National Defence, the Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Communication Security Establishment (CSE) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Kris has worked at or with many technology corporations throughout his career including General Dynamics Canada, Digital Equipment Corporation, Zenith Corporation and Hewlett-Packard. Kris’s career in E3 began in 1985 in the aerospace industry after completing a BSc in Physics at the University of Waterloo. While working for Garrett Aerospace, Kris was selected to undergo training through CSE in the joint Canada-US Industrial TEMPEST Program. Through this program, Kris became the first non-American to become a Certified TEMPEST Professional – Level II by the United States National Security Agency – a certification he holds to this day. Kris is the General Chair of the 2016 IEEE International EMC Symposium to be held in Ottawa, Canada.

Overview of 2017 IEEE-PSES Symposium, May 7, 8, 9 – San Jose, CA 🗓

— (PSES) Seminar —

— PSES — Product Safety Engineering Society …

Meeting Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Bansi Patel, BRP Consultants.
Location: Element Corp. (Northwest EMC) 41 Tesla, Irvine, CA 92618

Cost: (Open to all – you do not need to be a member of IEEE)
+ FREE FOOD!!!!! (Provided by Element Corp. (Northwest EMC))

Event Details: IEEE vtools
Summary: Bansi will review the 2017 IEEE-PSES Symposium held May 2017. Also there will be a discussion of other Product Safety/Certification issues

Bio: 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 Summit: Making 5G a Commercial Reality 🗓

— (ComSoc) -architectures, approaches, MIMO, handling IoT, new radios, regulations, trends …

THEME: “How Close Are We To Reality?”
Webinar Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: All day – 5:30 AM – 2:30 PM (PDT)
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: – Marcus Weldon, CTO, Nokia; – Durga Malladi, SVP, Qualcomm; – Seizo Onoe, CTO, NTT DOCOMO; – Dave Wolter, Assistant VP, AT&T; – Henning Schulzrinne, CTO, FCC; – Seong-Mok Oh, CTO, KT; – Asha Keddy, VP, Intel
Location: on the Web
Cost: none (a $350 value!)
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration:

Summary: The fourth annual Brooklyn 5G Summit will present trends aimed at discovering “what´s working and what´s not”, and the best approaches in overcoming the challenges of making 5G a commercial reality. It will cover overall 5G end-to-end system design across the entire spectrum range, 5G regulatory aspects and 5G pre-commercial systems. Discussions will also focus on various use cases for 5G in the evolving Internet of Things (IoT) space by inviting selected start-up companies to share their work in multiple areas.
Hear leading experts explain and discuss:
— 5G New Radio: Waveforms, Numerology, Coding
— 5G Massive MIMO
— 5G Network Architecture
— 5G Proof-of-Concept (PoC) System
— 5G IoT

The 4th Brooklyn 5G Summit via live streaming video is brought to you by National Instruments in cooperation with the IEEE Communications Society, Nokia Networks and the NYU WIRELESS research center at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Those who register will enjoy access to this $350 value free of charge.

IT Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution: Security and Compliance

— (CS) – defenses, breaches, security, data retention, encription, gaps, partners, burdens, audits, best practices …

Webinar Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM (PDT)
Speaker: Fred Piquette, Engineer, Quorum
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration: Direct link

Summary: Every IT team must successfully face two demands: compliance and disaster recovery. With cybercrime spreading across the business landscape, teams are urgently evolving from legacy magnetic tape backup systems to sophisticated solutions that serve as the final line of defense for breaches and other disasters. Yet IT teams must also navigate an increasingly complex jungle of compliance regulations designed to protect their systems, data and end users.
This has presented leaders with a dual task: they must find a backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution that offers fast recovery and strong data security while solving compliance challenges. In this webinar on new tactics for compliance and BDR, participants will learn:
— How the right BDR solution can secure data retention for easier audits and continuity planning
— The major compliance regulations by industry – including HIPAA, PCI-DSS and more
— High level best practices for meeting regulatory requirements
— Common compliance gaps – and the procedural and technical controls that solve them
— Effective approaches for keeping third-party partners compliant
Webinar leaders will also explain how BDR solution onQ is reducing compliance burdens in new ways, including:
— PCI, HIPAA & SOC 2 certified datacenters for DRaaS use
— Backup data encryption at rest and in-flight
— Long-term and secure retention of discoverable data for audits
— Automated or manual testing for documented business continuity requirements
Attendees are invited to bring their BDR and compliance questions to a live Q&A at the end of the webinar.

Enabling Higher Data Rates in Optical Communications

— IEEE EDS / Circuits & Systems

Meeting Date: April 25, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM Networking; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Michael Case, Inphi Corporation
Location: Newbury Park
Cost: none
Event Details: IEEE Event

Demand for more data bandwidth has been and is forecast to continue exponential growth. The demand that starts with an individual’s phone and office at 10’s of Mb/s is aggregated at community, city and country levels requiring Tb/s of data throughput over long haul networks. Other aggregation points are data centers of cloud services, social media and entertainment providers within the server farms. Optical interconnect is the highest bandwidth medium, and has been in place for long haul communication for decades, and these higher performance optical links are needed in the data centers to meet the ever increasing demand and growth of these computer farms. And just as in cellular communications, modulation of the optical signals must become more complex to support more and more data. Working with key strategic systems customers, Inphi has enabled 100 Gb/s 16-QAM to become commonplace in these aggregation points. Recent papers demonstrate 64 QAM running at 64 Gsymbols/s for 600 Gb/s links for a single wavelength and single polarization. Having two polarizations and more wavelengths multiples the throughput in a single fiber. This talk will focus on what it takes from an electronics point of view to enable more and more aggregation of optical data.

Bio: Michael Case (SM 1987) received his PhD in 1993 from the University of California at Santa Barbara where he developed the theory of solitary wave propagation in non-linear transmission lines for harmonic and large-amplitude picosecond impulse generation. He then joined Hughes Research Laboratories (now HRL LLC) developing state-of-the-art MMICs in InP, GaAs and SiGe for low noise, power and frequency conversion covering frequencies from S-band satellite links to sub-mm-wave imaging sensors. In 2001, Mike joined Inphi Corporation, which has been in the forefront of optical communications since its inception in 2000. Industry firsts such as 43 Gb/s CDR DMUX (ISSCC 2003), 28 Gbps CMOS SerDes (ISSCC 2012), and numerous advances in optical receiver and transmitter electronics through press release.

AI and Deep Learning In The Enterprise 🗓

—Here about state-of-art deep learning tools and explore the future of AI in the enterprise

— IEEE Computer Society, Compuatoinal Intelligence Society, Women in Engineering and Young Professionals
Meeting Date: Thursday April 20, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Michael Zeller, SVP AI Strategy & Innovation at Software AG.
Location: San Diego
Cost: none
RSVP: Registration strongly suggested: walk-ins will be held until registrants are seated
Event Details: (IEEE Event

Artificial intelligence (AI) is undergoing a vigorous resurgence, fueled by the success of deep learning algorithms. With rapid innovation in software and hardware to build deep learning models, however, organizations face the challenge to select the right tools that will enable them to leverage AI in enterprise applications. This drives the business need for a common process and open standard to simplify the operational deployment and integration of machine learning algorithms.

Beginning with an overview of current investments and common use cases, we will discuss state-of-the-art deep learning tools and how to exchange models between different applications based on the Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML) industry standard. Most importantly, this presentation will explore the future of AI in the enterprise and what needs to happen for AI to deliver its full potential rather than fading (again) once the current hype subsides.

Bio: Michael leads Software AG’s innovation in artificial intelligence. His vision is to help organizations deepen and accelerate insights from big data through the power of machine learning. Previously he was CEO and Co-Founder of Zementis, a leading provider of software solutions for predictive analytics. Michael also serves on the Board of Directors of Tech San Diego and as Secretary/Treasurer on the Executive Committee of ACM SIGKDD, a premier international organization for data science.

Cha For Tea – IEEE Young Professionals Meet for Boba 🗓

OC IEEE Young Professionals –

Meeting Date: Tuesday, May 2, 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!

Packaging Considerations for Implantable Biomedical Devices 🗓

— (IEEE CPMT) – prosthetics, medication, monitoring, organ support, risks, allergies, biocompatibility, safety, packaging issues …

Meeting Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: William C. Tang, Ph.D. of University of California at Irvine
Location: Broadcom, 5300 California Ave, Irvine
Cost: none
RSVP: Registration is appreciated, but not required. Everyone is invited. Dinner is provided at no cost.
Event Details: IEEE Event

According to the definition established by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), medical implants are devices or tissues that are placed inside or on the surface of the body. Many implants are prosthetics, intended to replace missing body parts. Other implants deliver medication, monitor body functions, or provide support to organs and tissues. Implants can be placed permanently or they can be removed once they are no longer needed. For example, stents or hip implants are intended to be permanent, while chemotherapy ports or screws to repair broken bones can be removed when they are no longer needed. Due to the risks associated with surgical complications, infections, foreign body rejection, allergic reactions, and other life-threatening issues, the great majority of medical implants are heavily regulated by the FDA with Class III designations. Since the early days of the development of biomedical implants, biocompatibility of materials and safe device operations inside the physiological environment have been identified as the single most important deciding factors for successful deployment. This presentation focuses on the findings and potential approaches on packaging for implantable biomedical devices, with specific examples cited from implantable neural probe arrays.

Bio: William C. Tang, Ph.D. received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley in 1980, 1982, and 1990, respectively. His seminal thesis work and invention on the electrostatic comb drive has become a crucial building block for many microactuator and microsensor research in the field, and was, and continues to be recognized internationally as one of the most influential and foundational work. Since his graduation, he continued his contribution to the MEMS field first in the automotive industry as a Research Senior at Ford Research Laboratory in Dearborn, Michigan, and as the Sensor Research Manager at Ford Microelectronics, Inc., in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 1996, he joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, where he was the Supervisor of the MEMS Technology Group, leading the pursuit of MEMS technology for space applications.

Dos and Don’ts of Lighting Design and Controls 🗓

— (IEEE PES/IAS) – design, occupancy sensors, sequencing, commissioning, guidelines, passing testing, lessons learned …

Meeting Date: Thursday June 15, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Dinner; 7:30 PM Presentation

FIRST Speaker: Ms. Lyn L. Gomes, P.E., CCP, LEED AP, CLCATT
SECOND Speaker: Mr.Rick Miller, PE, LEED AP, LC, CLCATT

Location: Santa Ana
Cost: The presentation is free and dinner can be purchased for $30 upon arrival, with choices: Chicken, fish, or vegetarian.

Event Details: IEEE Event
Lyn and Rick will present their recommendations for lighting control system design and commissioning for new construction and existing buildings. They will provide practical guidelines for designing a lighting control system that can be applied immediately. Implementing their recommendations will result in fewer RFIs, prevent inappropriate “or-equal” submittals, that can be programmed successfully so they have a fighting chance of passing testing. They will share their lessons learned, discuss the use of the Title 24 forms as a checklist for design, provide recommendations for daylighting and occupancy sensors, how to prevent issues that crop up during commissioning (i.e. functional testing), and the difference between a control intent narrative and a sequence of operations. This presentation is geared towards engineers/designers of lighting control systems and commissioning providers.

Ms. Gomes is the lead Commissioning Authority for kW Engineering. Her 15 years of combined experience in HVAC design, construction, and startup make her a triple threat in the world of commissioning.
Mr. Miller has designed lighting and power systems for architects, engineers and builders for nearly forty years. Rick is the principal co-author of the California Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP), and trains electricians how to install lighting controls.

Solar PV Design Basics & Arrays from Rooftop to Utility-Scale 🗓

— (IEEE PES/IAS) – solar basics, design approaches, NEC 690, examples, array types …

Meeting Date: Thursday May 18, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Dinner; 7:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Mr. Keene M. Matsuda, Electrical Engineer with Black & Veatch
Location: 7 Hutton Centre Dr, Santa Ana
Cost: The presentation is free and dinner can be purchased for $30 upon arrival, with choices: Chicken, fish, or vegetarian.
Event Details: IEEE Event
We will begin with the sun and solar cell basics, then cover some of the more unique design basics per NEC Article 690. Numerous examples of the different technologies and array types will be highlighted.

Bio: Mr. Matsuda has 36 years of experience as an electrical engineer, with a specialty in power distribution systems for a wide variety of utility, industrial, aviation, energy, institutional, and health care type of projects. Mr. Matsuda earned a BSEE from UC Berkeley, and is licensed to practice in 8 states. Mr. Matsuda is a senior member of the IEEE, has served on the PES Governing Board as Representative for Regions 1-7, and is a current member of two IEEE/PES technical committees on Wind and Solar Plants, Collections System Design, and Grounding for Personal Safety. Keene first started working in solar in 1981 at the PG&E research center in San Ramon where he worked for 5 years. His last major solar assignment was as the engineering manager/electrical engineer for Black & Veatch’s first true solar EPC project: 36 MW in Gila Bend, Arizona, for APS.