Past Meetings/Webinars

Enabling Higher Data Rates in Optical Communications

— IEEE EDS / Circuits & Systems

— BUENAVENTURA ELECTRON DEVICES / CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS SOCIETIES CHAPTER
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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
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Event Details: IEEE Event

Summary:
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
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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

Summary:
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 …

— CPMT—
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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

Summary:
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 …

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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.
RSVP: PLEASE RESERVE BY CONTACTING HAMID SUKAR asukar@carollo.com or 714-593-5160 (cell)

Event Details: IEEE Event
Summary:
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.

Bio:
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 …

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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.
RSVP: PLEASE RESERVE BY CONTACTING HAMID SUKAR asukar@carollo.com or 714-593-5160 (cell)
Event Details: IEEE Event
Summary:
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.

Women in Computing: Challenges & Opportunities 🗓

— (CS) – STEM fields, declines, growing the numbers, challenges, opportunities …

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Webinar Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM (PDT)
Speaker: Jill Gostin, Georgia Tech Research Institute (and IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors, Membership & Geographic Activities, Vice Chair of Outreach)
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration: cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=vkox7pjjg228&campaign=vpkxcn51sii4

Summary: Women in many of the STEM fields continue to struggle to gain footing. While computing has traditionally had more women than some of the other technical fields, there has been a decline in the number of women in computing. A recent study showed that by 2025, the number of women in the computing workforce will decline to 22%; in 1995 that number was 37%. Join us as we discuss:
— The challenge of growing our numbers
— The challenge of being a woman in a male-dominated work environment
— Turning the challenges into opportunities
— What lies ahead


Jill Gostin has an MS in applied mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and is a Principal Research Scientist and the Deputy Director of the Information and Communications Laboratory at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). She has worked at GTRI since 1985, where her work has focused on algorithm assessment, software test, and evaluation. She has managed programs related to radar software development & testing, was instrumental in creating an acoustic environment simulation, and has successfully developed fractal geometry applications. She has authored numerous technical papers and won several research & service awards.
Currently, she serves on the Board of Governors and on the Membership & Geographic Activities Board as Vice Chair, Geographic Activities. She is the past chair of the CS Atlanta Chapter and a member of both the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society and Women in Engineering. She won the 2016 Georgia Women in Technology Woman of the Year Award.

Applying Steady-State Cable Temperature Calculations for Safe Cable Operation 🗓

— (PES/IAS) – ampacity, limits, reliability, life expectancy, raceways, loading, heat-flow …

— IEEE PES/IAS —
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Meeting Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Dinner; 7:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Victor Andrade, Applications Engineer, ETAP
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.
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE Event
Summary:
Establishing the Current-Carrying Capacity (Ampacity) of underground buried cables plays a vital role when figuring out the maximum power which the cable system can transmit. Equally important is calculating an optimal ampacity in order to operate the cables below their maximum temperature limit. If the temperature exceeds the maximum allowable limit, the reliability and life expectancy of the cable will be reduced. Manufacturers typically publish cable ampacity values at very specific conditions that rarely match actual practice. The Steady-State Cable Temperature calculation determines the operating temperature of cable conductors in a raceway system under a specified loading condition. The calculation is based on the NEC accepted Neher-McGrath approach, which employs a thermal circuit model to represent heat flow situations. We will review hand calculations and also the use of power systems analysis software for these calculations.

Bio: Mr. Victor Andrade received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University in 2007. At ETAP, Victor is the Applications Engineer responsible for supporting the Gulf Region accounts. Victor’s previous duties included the review of power system studies, ranging from Power Flow, Short Circuit, Protection/Coordination, Arc Flash, Harmonics and Transient Stability. Before joining ETAP, Mr. Andrade worked as a technical support engineer for SKM Systems Analysis, Inc., implementing software testing and V&V procedures, and creating CAPTOR protective device library models.

CyberPatriot – Engaging Middle, High School and Community College Students 🗓

— (OC Cybersecurity SIG)—

— IEEE OC CyberSecurity SIG Monthly Technical Talk — Co-sponsored by IEEE OC Computer Society
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Meeting Date: Wednesday April 26, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM Networking; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Irvin Lemus, Regional Coordinator, Southern California Cybersecurity Community College Consortium
Location: Tustin
Cost: Food and beverage at this event is free and is sponsored by CyberSecurity SIG
RSVP EARLY: The room capacity is 50. Most of our sessions continue to fill up
Event Details: IEEE Events
Summary:
This presentation will overview SoCalCCCC*’s involvement with the local K-12 Districts and the Community Colleges that participate in CyberPatriot. It will be informative for anyone who is interested in cyber defense competition volunteering, sponsorship and gameplay. The presentation
will cover the event lifecycle for colleges hosting in our region, training and team development for K-12, the CyberPatriot competition timeline and training timeline along with some examples from the competition and hands on preview.

Bio:
Irvin Lemus has been in the Information Technology industry for 10 years, focusing on Cybersecurity, Virtualization, Systems and Network Management for small and medium sized businesses ranging from clinics, law firms, investment advisors, manufacturing to energy efficient experts, non-profit organizations and after school K-12 programs.
Irvin has been involved with CyberPatriot for three years as a coach, mentor and as the Regional Coordinator for the Southern California Cybersecurity Community College Consortium.
He leads the participating community colleges in the consortium by training, mentoring and supporting the K-12 schools from various districts across Southern California.

The Importance of Networking – 🗓

(Hear about personal experience on how networking has helped her excel in her workplace) — OC WIE —

— OC WIE —
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Meeting Date: Wednesday April 26, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Speaker: Neyha Sehgal, Market Intelligence Analyst, Innovation Lab
Location: Irvine
Cost: none

Event Details: IEEE events
Summary:
In this talk, Neyha will share her personal experience on how networking has helped her excel in her position and advance professionally serving as a liaison between the Innovation Lab team and its hospital member system owners.
Bio:
Neyha Sehgal brings over eight years’ experience in medical innovations, serving as a liaison between the Innovation Lab team and its hospital member system owners. A key aim of the Innovation Lab is to find novel ways of advancing the most promising technologies that solve today’s healthcare challenges by working with five prominent health systems across the United States. These health systems are comprised of more than 100 hospitals in 18 states with over 17,000 physicians and 150,000 healthcare professionals. As Market Intelligence Analyst, Neyha is responsible for mining and evaluating innovative ideas conceived by physicians, nurses, and administrators who work within these health systems. Prior to joining the Innovation Lab, Neyha led the strategic growth for the formation of a new biotechnology incubator and accelerator in the Paso del Norte region (El Paso-Ciudad Juarez-Las Cruces). Neyha’s career also included a stint in evidence-based interventions to reduce health disparities, and strategic communications for sustainable development. Neyha received both her M.B.A. (Health Care Policy and Management) from Brandeis University and M.P.H. (International Health) from Boston University School of Public Health.