Past Meetings/Webinars

ISO 26262 Functional Safety Management in the Autonomous Car industry 🗓

— overview of the required safety lifecycle, and Introduction of functional safety , safety management, FCM and usage of FMEA and FTA in the safety lifecycle.

— IEEE San Diego Section
Meeting Date: September 12, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Peter Spence “Functional Safety Expert” consultant with TÜV SÜD America
Location: HP, San Diego
Cost: None
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

ISO 26262 Functional Safety Management in the Autonomous Car industry and the overview of the required safety lifecycle will provide an Introduction of functional safety , safety management, FCM and usage of FMEA and FTA in the safety lifecycle.

Bio: Peter Spence is a consultant with TÜV SÜD America since July 2014
•9 years Weapon Eng. Office Nuclear Safety, Royal Navy
•6 years Qualcomm/G* Inc, A-GPS, Software Processes, Tools +Config, Python, Perl.
•5 years Exxon-Mobil, PLC/ Logic Controls Software, Safety shutdown systems
•2 years Samsung Electronics, PLC/Instrumentation Logic controls/Safety shutdown systems, risk assessment/analysis
•5 years Applied Materials, Semi design 300mm Projects
•International standardization (ISO 26262, ISO 13849 & IEC 62061, IEC 61800-5-2, IEC 61508, System Test and logic design, IEC 61010).
•Bsc from University of London, England.

Governing the Rise of Artificial Intelligence 🗓

— (IEEE Standards) – AI, online civic debate, collective intelligence, ideas/solutions, actionable policy tools …

Part 1: An Introduction of the Online Civic Debate Collective Intelligence Platform
Webinar Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM (PDT)
Speakers: Frank Escoubes, President and co-founder, bluenove; Kay Firth-Butterfield: IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: required

Summary: Join us for the first in a series of three free online events on Governing the Rise of Artificial Intelligence. This global Online Civic Debate is a 6-month campaign using massive collective intelligence to identify ideas and solutions for the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on society. Leveraging this platform would allow us to present actionable policy tools to government and decision makers.
This introductory webinar will delve into the details of Assembl, the collective intelligence platform which we will use, explaining how it works and what outcomes are expected.
Kay will provide perspectives on policy from and an overview of The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems as part of the program.

Frank Escoubes is the President and co-founder of bluenove, a consulting and technology firm specialized in open innovation and collective intelligence based in France and Canada. He is a former Deloitte Principal. He worked as a strategy consultant for 20 years in Europe and North America, including 8 years with Deloitte in Canada, in charge of Strategy Innovation and Cluster Acceleration.
Kay Firth-Butterfield is Executive Committee Vice-Chair, The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems, Executive Director, AI Austin. Firth-Butterfield is a Barrister and part-time Judge who has worked as a mediator, arbitrator, business owner and professor in the United Kingdom. In the United States, she is the Executive Director and Founding Advocate of AI-Austin which is a globally focused non-profit dedicated to the responsible design, development and use of AI and the socially beneficial use of AI in the community, specifically in Healthcare, Education and ethical governance of AI. She is the former Chief Officer of the Ethics Advisory Panel.

New Directions for Energy Storage 🗓

— (IEEE SmartGrid) – changes, driving forces, next 15 years, trillion-dollar market, next-gen …

How technology will change how we create, store and use electrical energy
Webinar Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM (PDT)
Speakers: Lee Stogner, President, Vincula Group; Soumya Kanti Datta, Research Engineer, Eurecom; Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration:

Summary: For most of the past 1,000 years, the storage of electrical energy has not changed. In just the past 20 years, the driving force of Mobile Devices, Electric Vehicles and Renewables for the Electric Grid has driven the market to create battery technologies that go well beyond what was thought possible. This market by 2030 will exceed Trillions of Dollars. This presentation will give an overview of what is happening as the world develops the next generation of Energy Storage.

Lee Stogner is the President of the Vincula Group, a consultancy in Business Innovation, Digital Transformation, Project Management and the Internet of Things.
Soumya Kanti Datta is a Research Engineer in Eurecom, France and a co-founder of a start-up: Future Tech Lab in India. His R/D work focuses on generation of new ideas, development and standardization of next-generation technologies in Internet of Things, Machine-to-Machine Communication, Mobile Computing and Computer Security.

Tom Coughlin is the President of Coughlin Associates, Inc. He is an authority on data storage products including storage devices, network attached storage, storage area networks, and storage applications.

Making Sense of Sensors SCAQMD 🗓

—- Air Quality Sensor Conference 2017

— South Coast Air Quality Management District …
Meeting Dates: September 27 – 28, 2017

Location: SCAQMD Headquarters, Diamond Bar
Cost: $40
The registration fee includes:
• Access to all event offerings (presentations, exhibits, tours, etc.)
• Continental breakfast both days, luncheon on Day 1 and PM Snack on Day 1
• Parking at SCAQMD Headquarters


The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA) invite you to attend the “Making Sense of Sensors” Conference, which will be held Wednesday and Thursday, September 27-28, 2017, in Diamond Bar, CA. This networking conference will gather experts from government, academia, environmental and research organizations, community groups, and industry to learn and share the latest information on air quality sensors. All participants will have an opportunity to tour the AQ-SPEC Testing Center.

Topics will include:
– State of sensor technology
– Sensor data quality
– Network development and data acquisition
– Data analysis, interpretation and mapping
– Networking perspectives and expectations
– Sensor applications and case studies
– Data dissemination
– Integration of sensor and satellite data
…and more, including

AQ-SPEC Lab Chamber Systems Tour, Exhibit and Posters

2017 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) 🗓

37th Edition of the Premier Conference Devoted to Technical Innovations in Electronic Design Automation

Meeting Dates: November 13-16, 2017

Location: Irvine Marriott


Insights and reasoning behind some of the changes happenings in 62368-1 at international and national levels. 🗓

— IEEE PSES OC Chapter —
Meeting Date: August 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Leszek M Langiewicz, Worldwide Technical Regulations, HP Inc.
Location: Irvine
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website by 5PM 8/21
Event Details: PSES Site
Summary: Insights and reasoning behind some of the changes happenings in 62368-1 at international and national levels.

Leszek M Langiewicz
Worldwide Technical Regulations
HP Inc.

Leszek is part of the TC 108

Modeling Piezoelectric Devices 🗓

— (SPECTRUM) – behavior, electromechanical interaction, anisotropic properties, complex response, numerical simulation, computational analysis …

Webinar Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM (PDT)
Speakers: Kyle Koppenhoefer, Principal, and Joshua Thomas, Engineer, AltaSim Technologies; Yeswanth Rao, Technical Sales Manager, COMSOL
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration:

Summary: Understanding the behavior of piezoelectric materials is critical for the successful development of devices (e.g., microelectronics, sensors, and transducers) and technologies (e.g., energy harvesting, joining of materials, and medical imaging). Piezoelectric materials exhibit a linear electromechanical interaction between their mechanical and electrical state; however, the response is complex due to the anisotropic properties. Thus, numerical simulation is needed to predict the response of piezoelectric devices and quantify the effects of design changes.
In this webinar, AltaSim Technologies will draw on its experience in the computational analysis of a range of piezoelectric-based technologies to demonstrate ways in which these devices can be successfully analyzed and designed using COMSOL Multiphysics®. You can ask questions at the end of the webinar during the Q&A session.

Kyle Koppenhoefer has been one of the principals and leaders at AltaSim Technologies for 15 years. He works with customers to identify how computational analysis can be used to further develop their products and manufacturing processes. Prior to cofounding AltaSim, Kyle worked for the Department of Defense and the Edison Welding Institute. He holds a PhD in civil engineering from the University of Illinois.
Joshua Thomas has provided consulting and training support in COMSOL Multiphysics® over the last six years as an engineer at AltaSim Technologies. He is a lead instructor in many of AltaSim’s classes and has worked extensively with structural mechanics problems and multiphysics problems that include structural mechanics. Josh received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University.
Yeswanth Rao is a technical sales manager and has been with COMSOL since early 2008. He holds a PhD in biological engineering and a master’s degree in electrical engineering. His finite element background is in MEMS, particularly piezoelectric modeling.

The Valuation of Distributed Energy Resources 🗓

— (IEEE SmartGrid) – generation, energy storage, demand response, bulk pricing, dispatching, project goals …

Webinar Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM (PDT)
Speaker: Brian D. Bunte, IEEE Smart Grid Education committee
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration:

Summary: The optimal mix of distributed energy resources for a project or microgrid is dependent on many factors including project load profile, available rate structures, geographic location, space considerations, and project goals. Hourly modeling of the project over the course of a year can be used to estimate the savings and return on investment for different combinations of distributed energy resources including renewable generation, CHP generation, energy storage, and demand response. Different rate structures including time of use and real time price for electricity supply should be considered. Different operating modes for dispatching local generation assets should be evaluated including dispatching based on bulk electricity price and dispatching based on minimizing demand changes. Finally, project goals must be considered. For example, one project might prioritize maximizing renewable generation and minimizing environmental impacts. Another project might prioritize achieving full islanding capability for resiliency during grid outages.

Brian Bunte has twenty-five years’ experience in the electric power industry including five years of research and support of demonstration projects focused on electricity system sustainability. He supported the development and implementation of the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) performance standard. Prior to 2012, Brian was a senior manager in engineering and business operations for a major electrical power utility working at multiple corporate offices and generating stations.
Mr. Bunte is a member of the IEEE Smart Grid Education committee and the IEEE 1547 Conformity Assessment Steering Committee – Accelerated Deployment Effort. He attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana at which he received a BS in Physics, a MS in Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA.


— IEEE Coastal Los Angeles Section …
Meeting Date: October 7, 2017
Time: 8:30AM to 3:30PM

Location: Hilton Center of Business, LMU

RSVP: At IEEE vtools
Summary: Cyber attacks on corporations, governmental agencies and individuals are becoming increasingly widespread and regular, as well as more complex. In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, LMU is once again hosting The Fourth Annual Cybersecurity Summit that brings together government officials, private business executives and cybersecurity experts to discuss the current and emerging threats that exist in today’s sophisticated cyber environment, and the technological advancements being made to countermeasure and manage these risks.

Young Professionals – Meet at Cha for Tea, dinner and board games 🗓

Bring your own board game to play!

OC IEEE Young Professionals –

Meeting Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 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

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!