Past Meetings/Webinars

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.


AESS Annual Conference

β€” AESS β€” The International Conference for Aerospace Experts, Academics, Military Personnel, and Industry Leaders …

Meeting Dates: March 4 to 11, 2017

Location: Yellowstone Conference Center, Big Sky, Montana, USA

RSVP: IEEE 2017 Aerospace Conference

Summary: The International IEEE Aerospace Conference, with AIAA and PHM Society as technical cosponsors, is organized to promote interdisciplinary understanding of aerospace systems, their underlying science and technology, and their applications to government and commercial endeavors.

Pitfalls of the Perfect Life, and Advantages of Letting Go πŸ—“

— (IEEE-USA) – perfectionism, working too hard, enjoying too little, finding balance …

Webinar Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM (PST)
Speaker: Nancy Martin, Manager, Technical Development, GE Global Research Center
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration:

Summary: Perfectionism served many of us well while we grew up. It allowed us to go to the best schools and get the best jobs. Yet, once we are in the “real” world, perfectionism often leads us to a life of working too hard, enjoying too little, and feeling like nothing is ever good enough. Add to that that “perfect” is now measured in more subjective ways (we don’t take tests at work), and you can find yourself working more than ever before.

About the Presenter: For more than 30 years, Nancy has worked for GE and held management positions primarily in engineering and research. She currently works at GE’s Global Research Center in Niskayuna, N.Y., where she leads technical education for the company, including the Edison Engineering Program. GE is a high tech company with over 55,000 technologists.
Nancy graduated from Clarkson University with a mathematics degree, and from Syracuse University with a Master’s degree in electrical engineering. She is married with two children, and enjoys speaking on topics like work/life balance, self-confidence, perfectionism, and finding career passion.

Wireless Evolution of the Overall Network Architecture πŸ—“

— Half-day Webinar – legacy, directions, standards, interfaces, protocol stacks, 4G, 5G, performance …

Webinar Date: Thursday, 16 February 2017
Time: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM (PST)
Speaker: Jonathan Levine, Director of Engineering, Mobilitie, LLC
Location: on the Web
Cost: $125 IEEE ComSoc member; $155 IEEE Member; $180 non-member
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration:

Summary: Today’s smartphone can simultaneously operate on numerous wireless network architectures. This course will define these architectures along with those legacy network elements which have come and gone. We will describe the strategy behind architecture direction in the industry and provide a view of how today’s architectures may continue to evolve. Join us and arm yourself with the knowledge to understand wireless network architecture direction as the industry continues to pave a path toward a more enhanced connected world. This course will align your understanding with the direction of the standards bodies ensuring that the path into the future appears to be a clear one.
— Understand basic network architecture functions including network elements, interfaces, signaling and control planes, protocol stacks, etc
— Step through network architectures from the early days of wireless to today, including operator networks and personal area networks
— Relate overall wireless network architecture function and evolution to the various systems deployed today; WiFi, 2G, 3G, 4G, and beyond
— Understand the approach of standards bodies including IEEE, 3GPP, and 3GPP2
— Align network function to the elements required in the architecture
— Identify the necessary requirements to evolve the wireless network architecture in support of emerging network functionality
— Understand the keys to optimal end-to-end network performance
Registration includes access to the recorded lectures after the event.

Jonathan Levine currently holds the position of Director of Engineering for Mobilitie LLC based out of Chicago, IL. In his current role he is responsible for leading engineering design and driving the technical deployment process for wireless network evolution. His particular focus is on high density 4G/5G network deployment and next generation form-factor innovation. Prior to his current role, he spent over 10 years with U.S. Cellular. His latest role there was Member of Technical Staff for U.S. Cellular’s Technology Development Group where he was responsible for the evolutionary architecture and functionality of the Radio Access Network (RAN). The RAN consists LTE, EVDO, GSM, and CDMA technologies based on both the 3GPP and 3GPP2 standards groups. Before that, he served in the USAF as a member of the 264th Combat Communications Squadron from 1999-2005. His commercial wireless engineering career began in 2005 after completion of his BSEE from Northern Illinois University. Jonathan also holds a MSEE from the Illinois Institute of Technology (2008) and is an IEEE WCP.