CCC Technical Presentation: QoE-based Video Communication

 

Where:  California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

              Jacaranda Hall (JD) 4440

             18111 Nordhoff St.

             Northridge, CA 91330

 

When: Thursday, June 22, 2017
  6:30 – 7:00 PM: Pizza + Social Networking

  7:00 – 8:00 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
ma-2017.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
Modern video communication, including video streaming and interactive video communication, is playing an increasingly important role in our everyday life. In fact, it is estimated to account for as much as 70% of the total network traffic. In this talk, we look at the underlying technologies and various design approaches to optimizing the Quality of Experience (QoE) of the video. We cover a wide range of technologies, from the commercially deployed ones including DASH, WebRTC, Wi-Fi and LTE to those currently being studied in the context of 5G. We share our outlook on the technical challenges for video communication.

Speaker Flyer June 22 2017.pdf
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PES Technical Presentation: Wind Power Trends

 

Where: California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

              Jacaranda Hall (JD) 1568

             18111 Nordhoff St.

             Northridge, CA 91330

 

When: Thursday, May 11, 2017

6:00 – 6:30 PM: Pizza & Networking

6:30 – 7:00 PM: PES in Action

7:00 – 8:00 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
bistric2017.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
In 2016 wind power passed hydroelectric power in U.S. to become the number one source of renewable generating capacity. The presentation will help you to understand the wind power, its history and future trends globally and nationally. It will also discuss advantages and disadvantages of wind power, onshore vs. offshore wind farms, and new innovative wind turbine designs.

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EMBS Technical Presentation: Data Driven Medicine

 

Where: Medtronic Diabetes

18000 Devonshire St

Northridge, CA 91325

 

When: Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
https://embs-gaonkar-2017.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
Data driven decision making is common place in modern life, from picking a movie on Netflix, to buying a computer on Amazon. Yet data driven diagnosis systems are a far cry from reality in the modern clinic. Developing such systems is challenging because a) medical data tends to sit in silos b) it tends to be heterogeneous containing images, text and test report numbers collected in a longitudinal and often irregular fashion. Efforts are on to address both challenges. We are developing large structured databases from patient data silos for targeting neurological and spinal pathologies. Simultaneously, we are also creating algorithms and software to mine the imaging and textual data for future utilization in automated diagnoses recommendation systems. This presentation will present current progress made towards each of these goals.

IEEE RAS Technical Presentation - Use of Robots in Automation

 

Where:  California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

              Jacaranda Hall (JD) 1568

             18111 Nordhoff St.

             Northridge, CA 91330

 

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

  6:30 – 7:00 PM: Pizza + Networking

  7:00 – 8:00 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
https://ras-nariman-2017.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
In general we can talk about two groups of applications. Group one is applications that have been designed with robotics in mind. Examples are use of robotics in factories, like car manufacturing. The second group are applications that are typically done by humans. However, they are suitable for robots. Our focus is on these applications. These include a series of actions that are repetitive and are done typically by humans in laboratory settings. 

Mike Nariman RAS.pdf
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PES Technical Presentation - Advanced Control in Modern Power Grids

 

Where:  University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

420 Westwood Plaza

Engineering IV, Third floor, Room # 38-138

Los Angeles, CA. 90095, USA 

 

When: Thursday, April 20, 2017

3:00 – 4:00 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
https://mehraeen.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
Modern grids are different than the traditional power networks in various aspects. They interconnect different types of energy sources and loads. They comprise ac and dc components and circuits. Finally, they are designed to operate independently or connected to the large power networks. The dc micro grids have attracted much attention recently due to the advances in dc components. Stability of such systems is an attractive area of research especially when nonlinear components such as constant-power loads (CPLs) exist. In this presentation, dynamic modeling, stability, and safe operation of dc network powered by solar power is introduced. The destabilizing effect of CPL is considered and an advanced adaptive control mechanism is introduced to mitigate it. Hardware tests on an interconnected dc network is presented to support theoretical conjectures.

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CCC & RAS Technical Presentation: Implementing Vision Feedback In A Closed Loop Servo For Robotics

 

Where:  California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

              Jacaranda Hall (JD) 4440

             18111 Nordhoff St.

             Northridge, CA 91330

 

When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
  6:30 – 7:00 PM: Pizza + Social Networking

  7:00 – 8:00 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
ccckay.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
The coming generation of robotic products will need to incorporate vision as an inherent feature and capability. Doing so in servo based systems bring with it a special set of challenges. This presentation will discuss the impact of using servo
based systems for articulated arms and then adding closed loop camera controls. Elite Robotics is a startup that is working on a 3D camera and robot targeted at bench top assembly tasks. Our robot incorporates our 3D camera into the robot controls using the techniques discussed. The Elite Robotics MiniMe Robot and 3D camera will be demonstrated.

Speaker Flyer March 15 2017.pdf
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Spring 2017 CSUN Brown Bag Series. Join us in Jacaranda Hall - JD 1568 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

1) Friday, March 10. Power Scheduling for Electrical Vehicle Loads.

2) Monday, April 3. 3D Bioprinting of Aneurysm Blood Vessel.

3) Thursday, April 20. CSUN’s Award Winning Human Powered Vehicle

(HPV) and the Key to Our Success.

4) Monday, May 1. Cooling of Electronic Devices Utilizing Porous Filled Heat Exchangers.

5) Thursday, May 11. Medical Image Classification Using Deep Learning.

ECS_BrownBagSeries_Spring_2017.pdf
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PES Technical Presentation: Toward Zero Carbon - A Residential Experiment

 

Where: California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

              Jacaranda Hall (JD) 1568

             18111 Nordhoff St.

             Northridge, CA 91330

 

When: When: Thursday, Feb 9, 2017

6:00 – 6:30 PM: Pizza & Networking

6:30 – 7:30 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
Large2017.Eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
Short Description of the Presentation An estimated 22% of US energy is used in the residential sector. Since the current portfolio of US energy sources is heavily tilted toward fossil fuels, the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions makes reducing residential energy use a major priority. This presentation will focus on an ongoing residential “experiment” in the indirect reduction of carbon emissions through the use of site-specific choices in energy efficiency and renewable energy subsystems. Basic principles, design choices, implementation results, and future implications will be discussed.

IEEE SFV PES 9 Feb 17 Announcement.pdf
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CCC Technical Presentation: The Current and the Future State of Robotic Space Exploration

 

Where:  California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

              Jacaranda Hall (JD) 4440

             18111 Nordhoff St.

             Northridge, CA 91330

 

When: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
  6:30 – 7:00 PM: Pizza + Social Networking

  7:00 – 8:00 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
alkalai.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
This presentation will give a high-level overview of recent scientific discoveries and achievements in robotic space exploration across our Solar System. The future directions for robots to explore space are very exciting and promising: from exploring the oceans of Europa to imaging (one day) continents on Earthlike ExoPlanets at neighboring stars in our galaxy.

Speaker Flyer Nov 16 2016.pdf
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PES Technical Presentation: Geomagnetically Induced Current (GIC) & Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)

 

Where: California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

              Jacaranda Hall (JD) 1568

             18111 Nordhoff St.

             Northridge, CA 91330

 

When: Thursday, October 27, 2016
6:00 – 6:30 PM: Pizza & Networking

6:30 – 7:30 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
girgis2016.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
Over the years, significant geomagnetic disturbances (GMD) caused power system blackouts in North America and other regions around the world. These events had created a certain level of concern in the electric power industry about the implications of geomagnetically induced currents (GIC) flowing into the neutrals of large power transformers. The presentation will cover the following topics:

 

  • How GIC is induced and factors that influence its magnitude
  • Impact of GIC on power transformers and electric power system
  • History of recent significant GMD storms
  • Methods to protect against the impact of GIC
  • Recent industry standards activities in this area

 

Dr. Girgis will also present a short overview of the nature of different types of electromagnetic pulses (EMP) and their possible impacts. The presentation is primarily for students.

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EMBS Technical Presentation: Vivonoetics: Progressing Clinical Research with Wearable Technology

 

Where: Medtronic Diabetes

18000 Devonshire St

Northridge, CA 91325

 

When: Thursday, October 20, 2016
6:00 – 7:00 PM: Light Dinner & Networking

7:00 – 8:00 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
http://embs-williamson-2016.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
Wearable sensors have become ubiquitous in the world of fitness tracking and quantified self, but data from these devices is limited to basic analysis. Vivonoetics, with our software platform VivoSense, enables continuous data to be analyzed with accuracy and repeatability. VivoSense is a sensor agnostic software that combines multiple sensor data onto one analysis platform. Sensor data can be synced together, making data collection possibilities for academic and clinical research boundless. This presentation will give an overview of the VivoSense software, how it meets the needs of a universal physiological data analysis program and its built in alogrithms that provide quality physiological end points for research. 

Williamson_Abstract_Bio.pdf
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IAS Technical Presentation:  Study of RF Interference and Propagation Inside Homes

 

Where:

          CSUN JD 1590

          18111 Nordhoff Street

          Northridge, CA. 91330

 

When: Thursday, October 20th, 2016

  4PM – 4:45 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
http://ias-amini.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
This talk is an excerpt from a Home Area Network Study. The Southern California Edison Home Area Network (HAN) team was tasked with implementing a study that includes measurements of HAN coverage, interference, and multi-path channels in the home

 

This study had benefits such as:

 

Identifying the radio frequency coverage characteristics needed for a reliable communication between the Smart meter and HAN devices in single family homes (SFH) of different size and layouts

 

Ensuring compatibility between the Smart meter and HAN devices in environments with extreme interference

 

Informing the industry on the need for products to enhance RF coverage and mitigate RF interference and multipath issues

 

IEEE SFV_oct20.pdf
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CCC Technical Presentation: Internet of Things: Privacy, Security, and Regulation

 

Where:  California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

              Jacaranda Hall (JD) 4440

             18111 Nordhoff St.

             Northridge, CA 91330

 

When: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
  6:30 – 7:00 PM: Pizza + Social Networking

  7:00 – 8:00 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
atrizadeh.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
This seminar will expand upon the emerging technology that is called "Internet of Things." The speaker will discuss how electronic devices are able to connect and communicate with each other. Mr. Atrizadeh will discuss the development of smart devices (e.g., smart cars, smart homes) and the concerns over privacy, security, and regulation. The speaker will discuss drones and how they are used by the military, law enforcement, and civilians. Mr. Atrizadeh will discuss data security, big data, and major security concerns. He will also assess recent court cases and relevant laws.

  • During this seminar, you will learn more about the following:
  • What is the Internet of Things?
  • How is privacy and security affected by using this technology?
  • Which governmental agencies regulate this technology?
  • How is the European Commission dealing with it?
  • How do the courts deal with the related issues?
  • What are the applicable rules and regulations?
  • What is the future of the Internet of Things?

 

Speaker Flyer Oct 19 2016.pdf
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IAS Technical Presentation: Practical Design of Automotive Inverters

 

Where: JD 1590

          California State University, Northridge

          18111 Nordhoff Street

          Northridge, CA. 91330

 

When: Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

11:45 AM -12 PM Networking

12 AM - 1:00 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
ias2016.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
Engineering of an inverter from concept to architecture to detailed design will be covered with a practical approach that meets high reliability requirement and cost limitations of automotive applications. System architecture will be derived from initial concept and system requirement. Selection of critical components will be discussed. Finally, power loss analysis of a three-phase inverter will be presented in detail for optimized design of power stage.

IEEE_IAS_SFV_Oct11.pdf
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Fall 2016 CSUN Brown Bag Series. Join us in Jacaranda Hall - JD 1568 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

1) Wednesday, October 5. Flow Visualization on NACA Airfoils.
2) Monday, October 24. Evaluation of Seismic Performance Factors in High Rise Steel Buildings with Dual Lateral Systems Consisting of Buckling Restrained Braced Frames and Intermediate Moment Frames.
3) Wednesday, November 2. Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering Education.
4) Thursday, November 10. The Mechatronics Laboratory Experience for Undergraduates.
5) Monday, November 14. Electric Speed Drives for Electric Cars (ESDEC).
6) Wednesday, November 30. From Decimal to Binary Back to Decimal: Computer Arithmetic Make a Full Cycle.
7) Thursday, December 8. Corrosion Protection of the Above Ground Tanks Using Nano-Particle Size Vapor Phase Corrosion Inhibitors.
8) Tuesday, December 13. Guest Lecture

ECS_BrownBagSeries_Fall_2016.pdf
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CCC Technical Presentation: RF Interference and Propagation Study in Single Family Homes

 

Where:  California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

              Jacaranda Hall (JD) 4440

             18111 Nordhoff St.

             Northridge, CA 91330

 

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
  6:30 – 7:00 PM: Pizza + Social Networking

  7:00 – 8:00 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
amini.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
This talk is an excerpt from a Home Area Network Study. The Southern California Edison Home Area Network (HAN) team was tasked with implementing a study that includes measurements of HAN coverage, interference, and multi-path channels in the home. The HAN Radio Frequency Study was performed at 11 different dwellings representing a variety of building structures and layouts.

This study had benefits such as:

• Identifying the radio frequency coverage characteristics needed for a reliable communication between the Smart meter and HAN devices in single family homes (SFH) of different sizes and layouts.

• Ensuring compatibility between the Smart meter and HAN devices in environments with extreme interference.

• Informing the industry on the need for products to enhance RF coverage and mitigate RF interference and multipath issues.

 

Speaker Flyer Sept 14 2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [404.9 KB]

EMBS Technical Presentation: The Application of Systems Engineering in Medicine

 

Where: Medtronic Diabetes

18000 Devonshire St

Northridge, CA 91325

 

When: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
6:00 – 7:00 PM: Light Dinner & Networking

7:00 – 8:00 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
embs-badelt-2016.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
Effecting a positive patient-outcome is a complex problem. The medical device and pharmaceutical industries make considerations for how to incorporate technology transfers, new formulations and re-formulations, stability parameters, manufacturability, product placement, hospital systems, and home use. System engineering is a discipline that focuses on solving the problem of complexity, whether for Apollo 11 or for a medical product as simple as a epipen. In fact, US and international regulations on these products require many aspects of systems engineering be applied, though not always named. We can ask the right questions and tailor best practices from traditional systems engineering to the medical space. This presentation will discuss the application and tailoring of systems engineering to the "non-traditional: field of medicine.

Badelt_Abstract_Bio.pdf
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PES Technical Presentation: Power Quality

 

Where: ITT Technical Institute
            12669 Encinitas Ave
             Sylmar, CA 91342

 

When: Wednesday August 10, 2016
6:00 – 6:30 PM: Pizza & Networking

6:30 – 7:30 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
http://teti.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
The quality of power in today’s electrical network has recently seen a decline. Due to the type of loads that are introduced to the electrical network today, the power is compromised. Harmonics, poor power factor

and voltage stabilization seem to e the main issues today. This presentation will focus primarily on issues experienced in today’s typical electrical network. It will describe the issues seen today and will display some typical solutions to reduce the effect of poor power quality.

IEEE SFV PES Aug 10 Presentation Power Q[...]
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PES Technical Presentation: Geomagnetically Induced Currents (GIC)

 

Where: University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

  Edward K. Rice Conference Room

            6764 Boelter Hall

            420 Westwood Plaza

            Los Angeles, CA. 90095

 

When: Thursday, July 14, 2016
            6:00 – 6:30 PM: Pizza & Networking

            6:30 – 7:30 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
girgis.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
Over the years, significant geomagnetic disturbances caused power system blackouts in North America and other regions around the world. These events had created a certain level of concern in the electric power industry about the implications of geomagnetically induced currents (GIC) flowing into the neutrals of large power transformers.

The presentation will cover the following topics:

  • How GIC are induced
  • Harmful effects of GIC in power transformers and electric power systems
  • Factors that influence the magnitude of the GIC impact
  • Methods to mitigate and protect against the effects of GIC
  • Recent industry standards activities in this area
07-14-16 _ IEEE SFV PES presentation fly[...]
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PES Technical Tour: Sylmar Converter Station

 

Where:  13501 San Fernando Road,

     Sylmar, CA 91342

 

When: Thursday, June 9, 2016

   5:00 PM: Networking & Dinner

            6:00 PM: Presentation & Tour

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
sylmarconverterstation.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
The Sylmar Converter Station is the southern converter station of the electric power transmission line Pacific DC Intertie which transmits electricity from the Celilo Converter Station outside The Dalles, Oregon to Sylmar at the northern outskirts of Los Angeles, California. The converter station converts the 500 kV direct current to alternating current at 60 Hz and 230 kV synchronized with the Los Angeles power grid.


The station capacity is 3100 megawatts. In 2004, the original station with a capacity of 2000 MW, including the mercury arc valve groups, was retired, and the capacity of Sylmar East was increased to 3100 MW. LADWP is the operating agent of the Converter Station, which not only serves LADWP customers, but operates for other utilities partner, such as Southern California Edison (SCE), and the cities of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena. The Station Tour will begin with a quick dinner and networking for members. The tour will then continue with a presentation on the history of the station, current operations, and discussion of the future upgrade. After the presentation, members will be given a tour of the facility.


Please be prepared to present identification for the tour. In addition, closed toe shoes and long pants are required for the tour. Detailed directions will be provided a day before the tour to the IEEE members that are registered.

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CCC Technical Presentation: Smart Grid Communication: Technologies, Challenges and Requirements

 

Where:  California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

              Jacaranda Hall (JD) 4440

             18111 Nordhoff St.

             Northridge, CA 91330

 

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
  6:30 – 7:00 PM: Pizza + Social Networking

  7:00 – 8:00 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
Sedghisigarchi.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
The smart grid is mainly composed of six basic systems: power generation system, distribution system, transmission network, data management and processing system, smart metering system, and customer information system. The architecture of communication technologies of the upcoming smart grid is yet to be defined. Thus, we are going to challenge different communication technologies. For instance, Wideband Communication Systems (UWB) and Bluetooth as a short-range wireless communication technology are suitable for communication between metering modules and end customer device. This presentation provides an overview of smart grid communication technologies. Motivation and vision of the smart grid will be explained. Smart grid communication requirements and architectures will be explained in detail. Also, Smart grid challenges are studied and presented. Finally, five major communication technologies will be presented in detail and compared.

Speaker Flyer May 18 2016.pdf
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PES Technical Presentation: A New Age on Energy Management and Control Solutions

 

Where: ITT Technical Institute
            12669 Encinitas Ave
             Sylmar, CA 91342

 

When: Wednesday May 18, 2016
6:00 – 6:30 PM: Pizza & Networking

6:30 – 7:30 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
arriola.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
In today’s highly capital investment oriented industrial business any electrical shutdown brings huge losses. This presentation will discuss the use of Energy Management and control system (EMCS) which gives

operation efficiency and energy management. Energy management and control system can be scalable, distributed or centralized solution and covers LV/MV/HV electrical systems apart from giving connectivity to DCS. The presentation will discuss different applications that provide control, monitoring, protection and communication of all the information to a dynamic graphical HMI to accomplish system level health condition and diagnostic. In this presentation we will also talk about different EMCS sub-applications that help reduce maintenance cost and increase reliability of the electrical systems for different industrial applications. The technology is evolving and as faster and more reliable electrical data becomes available, this provides more flexibility to use the data/ information, our presentation will also touch on the cybersecurity concerns surrounding today’s electrical automation systems.

IEEE SFV PES May 18 Presentation Energy[...]
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CCC Technical Presentation: Low Power Wide Area Network for Battery Powered Things in the World of “Internet of Things”

 

Where:  California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

              Jacaranda Hall (JD) 4440

             18111 Nordhoff St.

             Northridge, CA 91330

 

When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
  6:30 – 7:00 PM: Pizza + Social Networking

  7:00 – 8:00 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
jillings.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
By the year 2020, there will be more than 20 billion connected things in the world to facilitate home automation, smart metering, smart cities transportation, asset tracking, and additional ways to make our life more efficient and safer. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi work well for short distances between the connected devices. On an urban scale Low Power Wide Area Network enables long range communications between battery powered devices without depleting rapidly their energy supply. Our speaker, Steven Jillings is playing an active role in the world of Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) based technology that is expected to be embedded in 40 percent of the total IoT Market by 2020. Mr. Jillings will share an overview of LPWAN and its new emerging markets enabled by the LPWAN.

Speaker Flyer April 20 2016.pdf
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PES Technical Presentation: Introduction to HVDC Power Transmission

 

Where: ITT Technical Institute
            12669 Encinitas Ave
             Sylmar, CA 91342

 

When: Thursday, April 14, 2016
6:00 – 6:30 PM:  Pizza & Networking

6:30 – 7:00 PM:  PES in Action

7:00 – 8:00 PM:  Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
shockley.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
The presentation will be an introduction to High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Transmission and its role in the electric transmission industry.  Topics that will be covered are:

  • Major components of an HVDC transmission system
  • HVDC Converter Technologies
  • Economics and performance of HVDC systems compared to traditional AC transmission Systems
  • Drivers for growing utilization of HVDC
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PES & IAS Technical Presentation: Wind vs. Solar Power

 

Where: California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

                Jacaranda Hall (JD) 1590

             18111 Nordhoff St.

             Northridge, CA 91330

 

When: Thursday, March  24, 2016
            6:00 – 6:30 PM:  Pizza & Networking

            6:30 – 7:00 PM:  PES in Action

            7:00 – 8:00 PM:  Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
austin-pes.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
This presentation will be a review of the two main sources of renewable energy: wind and solar.

  • Define the different types of wind energy and how it’s used.
  • Define the different types of solar energy and how it’s used.
  • How are government incentives driving the renewable energy boom.
  • Deep comparison of the pro’s and con’s of both wind and solar in order to determine which is better.
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IEEE SFV Section Co-Sponsored GCC SHPE Maker Faire

 

Where: Glendale Community College

             Student Center Conference Room

   1500 N. Verdugo Rd.

   Glendale, CA 91208

 

When: Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

 

The Glendale Community College Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) chapter invites you to attend its 1st Annual Maker Faire. College and high school students from the LA County Region will showcase their original projects. There will be judging for 1st , 2nd, and 3rd place awards. Information sessions will be offered focusing on STEM careers. Come meet industry professionals and enjoy a FREE continental breakfast and lunch. If you are interested in showcasing your project, please RSVP below and specify your interest when registering.

 

RSVP @ : www.Glendale.edu/SHPE

Contact: José Martínez, GCC SHPE President @ josemartinezmr@aol.com

 

Maker Faire.pdf
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IEEE SFV Section Co-Sponsored Technical Presentations: CSUN CECS Brown Bag Series Spring 2016

 

Where: California State University, Northridge

              Room JD 1568

    18111 Nordhoff St,

              Northridge, CA 91330

 

When: 12pm to 1pm

 

Dr. NAHAPETIAN - Mobile and Wearable Security – 02/03

Dr. RENGARAJAN - The Legacy of James Clerk Maxwell – 02/18

Dr. MOTIL - Alternative Views of Digital Logic Systems – 02/26
Dr. CHAAL - Ultrasonic waves and their applications 04/04

Dr. BISHAY - “FEApps”: A course project that combines coding
and App designing with engineering fundamentals 04/12

Dr. OU - Design Considerations of Wireless Body Area Network Circuits 04/21

Dr. ZIRAKIAN - Steel Plate Shear Wall Systems 05/03

 

RSVP to Kathleen Pohl at kpohl@csun.edu

CSUN CECS Brown Bag Series Spring 2016.p[...]
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PES Technical Presentation: Frequency Load Shedding in Industrial Power Grids

 

Where: ITT Technical Institute
            12669 Encinitas Ave
             Sylmar, CA 91342

 

When: Thursday, February 11, 2016
           6:30 – 7:00 PM: Pizza & Networking
           7:00 – 8:00 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
khaki-pes.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
Under frequency relays are the most reliable tools for load shedding in active power generation deficiency conditions, especially in industrial power grids. In this presentation, the importance of dynamic modeling and transient stability analysis of industrial grids for under frequency load shedding relay (UFLSR) setting is discussed, and  an algorithm for automatic UFLSR is presented. The presented algorithm utilizes a comprehensive transient stability module to find out the contingencies which are not safe for the operation of the plant and the load shedding actions are unavoidable. Under frequency load shedding relays are set  such that the power grid preserves the electricity in service for critical loads, and frequency is maintained in permissible limits. In addition,  the simulation results for the application of the algorithm in a real power plant are shown and discussed.

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PES Technical Presentation: Hyperloop Full Scale Development System

 

Where: ITT Technical Institute
            12669 Encinitas Ave
             Sylmar, CA 91342

 

When: Thursday, January 21, 2016
           6:30 – 7:00 PM: Pizza & Networking
           7:00 – 8:00 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
bahrami.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
On Aug. 12, 2013, the famous “Hyperloop Alpha’ was published. Consequently, the world was introduced to the ‘fifth mode of transport’. On January 2015, the journey to build a full scale, full speed Hyperloop Development system (DEVLOOP) started in downtown Los Angeles. In this presentation, a system overview of the DEVLOOP will be presented. This includes the upcoming Propulsion Open Air Test (POAT) that is

designed to validate the architecture of Hyperloop’s electromagnetic propulsion and associated power electronics.

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EMBS Technical Presentation: Bluetooth Smart for Medical Devices

 

Where: Medtronic Diabetes

18000 Devonshire St

Northridge, CA 91325

 

When: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

6:00 – 7:00 PM: Dinner & Networking

7:00 – 8:00 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
embs-beal-2015.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
Bluetooth Low Energy, now called Bluetooth Smart, has quickly become the standard of smart devices, enabling real-time access to connected homes, cars, and now, medical devices. Bluetooth Smart offers ultra-low energy operation of high-speed wireless data across a wide platform of devices, from thermostats and smartwatches to Medtronic’s new MiniMed Connect device. A Bluetooth Smart certified medical device, coupled with a smartphone or other smart device, will empower patients with unprecedented access to their medical data, while their primary care providers can view health events in near-real time. The universal connectivity of Bluetooth Smart, along with the rise in smartphones, will allow for unprecedented access of patient data, enabling improved methods of care.

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The IEEE SFV Section Welcomes You To The Year-End Banquet 2015

 

Saturday, December 12th, 2015
The Odyssey Restaurant
15600 Odyssey Dr.
Granada Hills, CA 91344

Event Program:
Networking and Social Hour: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Brunch: 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Year-End Keynote Presentation: 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Awards and Section Election Results: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
https://ieee-sfv-banquet-2015.eventbrite.com


Keynote Presentation:
“Moving the Joystick: What It Really Takes to Operate a Rover on Mars” Gregory Villar III, NASA/JPL, Mars 2020 Mission Entry, Descent and Landing Systems Engineer.

The IEEE Helping the Community!!!
This year, the IEEE SFV Section will be collecting non-perishable, nonexpired canned/boxed foods at its year-end banquet, to be donated to local food banks in the San Fernando Valley area.

Requested items include:
- Canned vegetables, fruits, meats
- Pasta
- Rice, etc.

Note: Please RSVP only if you are planning to attend the event.  The SFV Section reserves a seat for every RSVP to a cost, so any no-shows are the Section's expense. In addition, all names RSVP'ed in the IEEE members categories will be cross-checked with membership database for accuracy.

Cost: $0 for IEEE SFV Section members, $5 for IEEE Non-SFV Section members, $10 for non-members. Any cost is payable at the door.

 

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PES Technical Presentation: Arc Flash Mitigation Methods

 

Where: ITT Technical Institute
            12669 Encinitas Ave
             Sylmar, CA 91342

 

When: Thursday, November 12, 2015

           6:00 – 6:30 PM: Pizza & Networking
           6:30 – 7:00 PM: PES in Action
           7:00 – 8:00 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
johnson2015.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
Arc Flash incidents have been given increasing attention in the last several years. The devastation of an electrical arcing event can leave incurable burns or worse, destroy equipment and property and take a large toll on the employer, building owner and lives of the employee(s) affected. What methods can a design engineer or facility engineer employ to minimize the arc flash energy? What designs can reduce the risk of the arc flash hazard in the first place? What are the minimum requirements required by the NEC, both 2011 and 2014 Codes? The presentation will cover answer these questions and offer suggestions for improving the safety and minimizing the risks associated with electrical arc flash incidents.

 

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IAS Technical Presentation: Integrating Renewables into Daily Grid Operations

 

Where: JD 4440 (4th floor)

          California State University, Northridge

          18111 Nordhoff Street

          Northridge, CA. 91330

 

When: Thursday, November 12th 2015

          4:00 – 4:15 PM: Pizza & Networking

          4:15 – 5:15 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
barlak2015.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
In the power industry, customer demand must be balanced in real-time with utility supply. In the past, this task consisted of estimating demand and providing for the supply in advance, and dispatching the supply to meet the demand in real-time. Now, as more and more variable energy resources such as wind and solar are coming on-line, the task of balancing demand and supply is creating very real challenges for those responsible for operating the grid. Mr. William Barlak will speak on the nature of the challenges and how the power industry aims to meet them.

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IAS Technical Presentation: Voltage Sags

 

Where: JD 4440 (4th floor)

          California State University, Northridge

          18111 Nordhoff Street

          Northridge, CA. 91330

 

When: Tuesday, October 27th 2015

          4:00 – 4:15 PM: Pizza & Networking

          4:15 – 5:15 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
hrand2015.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
Voltage sags (also known as “voltage dips”) are short duration reductions in voltage magnitude. Their duration is typically between a few cycles of the power system frequency and a few seconds. The interest in voltage dips is mainly due to their impact on end-user equipment. Industrial processes may malfunction or shut down due to a voltage dip resulting in significant financial losses. Voltage dips are due to short-duration increases in current magnitude, whereas voltage dips due to short circuits and earth faults are of most concern for customers.

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MTT Technical Presentation: Terahertz Radar for Stand-Off Through-Clothes Imaging

 

Where: Moore Lab, Room SB070

              California Institute of Technology

             1200 E California Blvd

             Pasadena, CA 91125    

 

When: Friday, October 23rd 2015

           4 PM – 5 PM: Presentation

 

Short Description of the Presentation
Demand for new surveillance capabilities for usage in airport screenings and battlefield security check-points has led to the development of terahertz imagers and sensors. There are several advantages of imaging at terahertz frequencies compared to microwave or infrared: the wavelengths in this regime are short enough to provide high resolution with modest apertures, yet long enough to penetrate clothing. Moreover, unlike in infrared, the terahertz frequencies are not affected by dust, fog, and rain. 
Several groups around the world are working on the development of terahertz imagers for various applications. One option is to use passive imaging techniques, which were very successful at millimeter-wave frequencies, by scaling in frequencies to terahertz range. However, the background sky is much warmer at terahertz frequencies due to high atmospheric absorption. Since passive imagers detect small differences in temperatures from the radiating object against the sky background, at these frequencies passive imagers do not provide enough scene contrast for short integration times. On the other hand, in an active imager, the object is illuminated with a terahertz source and the resulting reflected/scattered radiation is detected to make an image. However, the glint from the background clutter in an active terahertz imager makes it hard to provide high fidelity images without a fortunate alignment between the imaging system and the target. We have developed an ultra-wideband radar based terahertz imaging system that addresses many of these issues and produces high resolution through-clothes images at stand-off distances.

Come learn about engineering careers/education, participate in

hands-on workshops, interact with company representatives, interact

with keynote speakers and have fun!

 

Register today for FREE at http://ecc2015.eventbrite.com

 

Engineering Careers Conference 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

8:00 AM - 2:15 PM

 

Glendale Community College

Kreider Hall - San Rafael 138

1500 North Verdugo Road

Glendale, CA 91208

 

Program

Registration / Check-in 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening Presentation 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Workshop 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Keynote Address 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lunch 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Industry Session / Tours 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Keynote Address 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Closing 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

 

Parking

Daily parking permit(s) may be purchased next to the parking

structure for $3 dollars, which will allow you to park on Lot B.

 

Event Contact: isayan@ieee.org

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MTT Technical Presentation: New Frontiers in Terahertz Technology

 

Where: Moore Lab, Room SB070

              California Institute of Technology

             1200 E California Blvd

             Pasadena, CA 91125    

 

When: Friday, October 16th 2015

           4 PM – 5 PM: Presentation

 

Short Description of the Presentation
Although unique potentials of terahertz waves for chemical identification, material characterization, biological sensing, and medical imaging have been recognized for quite a while, the relatively poor performance, higher costs, and bulky nature of current terahertz systems continue to impede their deployment in field settings. In this talk, I will describe some of our recent results on developing fundamentally new terahertz electronic/optoelectronic components and imaging/spectrometry architectures to mitigate performance limitations of existing terahertz systems. In specific, I will introduce new designs of high-performance photoconductive terahertz sources that utilize plasmonic antennas to offer terahertz radiation at record-high power levels of several milliwatts – demonstrating more than three orders of magnitude increase compared to the state of the art. I will describe that the unique capabilities of these plasmonic antennas can be further extended to develop terahertz detectors and heterodyne spectrometers with single-photon detection sensitivities over a broad terahertz bandwidth at room temperatures, which has not been possible through existing technologies.

IAS Technical Presentation: PV Integration to the Power Grid

 

Where: JD 4440 (4th floor)

          California State University, Northridge

          18111 Nordhoff Street

          Northridge, CA. 91330

 

When: Thursday, Sept 24th 2015

          4:00 – 4:15 PM: Pizza & Networking

          4:15 – 5:15 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
hamidias2015.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
Deploying photovoltaic arrays (PVs) has attracted much attention in recent years in domestic affairs and abroad. However, integrating PVs sources into the grid is challenging due to the poor controllability and predictability that is characteristic of these sources, which have variable and intermittent natures. The presentation will discuss about some of these challenges and the possible solution.

 

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PES Technical Presentation: Renewables Integration to the Power Grid

 

Where: ITT Technical Institute
            12669 Encinitas Ave
             Sylmar, CA 91342

 

When: Wednesday, September 23, 2015

           6:00 – 6:30 PM: Pizza & Networking
           6:30 – 7:00 PM: PES in Action
           7:00 – 8:00 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
hamid2015.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
Employing renewable energy sources has attracted much attention in recent years in domestic affairs and abroad. However, integrating renewable energy sources into the grid is challenging due to the poor controllability and predictability that is characteristic of these sources, which have variable and intermittent natures. The presentation will discuss about some of these challenges and the possible solution.

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EMBS Technical Presentation: Characterizing Parameter Uncertainty in an Artificial Pancreas System for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

 

Where: Medtronic Diabetes

18000 Devonshire St

Northridge, CA 91325

 

When: Thursday, August 27, 2015

6:00 – 7:00 PM: Dinner & Networking

7:00 – 8:00 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
embs-jiang-2015.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
Recent years have witnessed vigorous research and development of an Artificial Pancreas system (AP), which attempts to “close the loop” through communications between continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps. This technology aims to relieve patients with type 1 diabetes from the responsibility of manual insulin dosing. Physiological modeling is a pragmatic methodology for explaining observed dynamic effects, interpreting experimental data and predicting system responses to stimuli. This discussion will cover three main aspects of AP development: (1) characterizing “insulin sensitivity”, one of the most critical parameters of glucose-insulin physiological modeling; (2 improving the short-term blood glucose forecasting through structural design of optimal estimator and predictor; and (3) designing an advisory system to help type 1 patients with insulin dosing decisions.

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IAS/PES Technical Presentation: Recent Advancement in Stepper Motor Design

 

Where: ITT Technical Institute
12669 Encinitas Ave
Sylmar, CA 91342.

 

When: Thursday, August 6, 2015

6:00 – 6:30 PM: Pizza & Networking

6:30 – 7:30 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
ieeesfv.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
The presentation focuses on the recent advancement in Stepper Motor Design. The presentation will summarize the existing and new stepper motors, work principles, and application.

Recent Advancement in Stepper Motor Design
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PES Technical Presentation: What you need to know about Surge Protection

 

Where: ITT Technical Institute
12669 Encinitas Ave
Sylmar, CA 91342.

 

When: Thursday, May 14, 2015

6:30 – 7:00 PM: Pizza & Networking

7:00 – 8:00 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
ieeesfv.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
The presentation focuses on the need for surge protection in facilities today. Includes an overview of protecting MV levels down through your LV facility distribution. Discuss the importance of sizing, placement, and the physical installation of Surge Protective Devices (SPDs) minimizing the effects of transient surge to your equipment. We will also review the most recent changes and or requirements for surge protection with the governing bodies (UL, NEC).

IEEE Surge Protection Presentation
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PES Technical Presentation: Arc Flash Protection

 

Where: ITT Technical Institute
12669 Encinitas Ave
Sylmar, CA 91342.

 

When: Thursday April 9, 2015

6:00 – 6:30 PM: Pizza & Networking

6:30 – 7:00 PM: PES in Action

7:00 – 8:00 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
ieeesfv.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
The presentation will help you to understand the fundamental difference between bolted fault and arc fault. It will also discuss the principles of protection systems and their applications. What is the necessity of a protection system? What are the types of protection? What is the role of circuit breakers and what of arc flash protection relays?

 

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PES Technical Presentation: Microgrids and Electrical Infrastructure Requirements

 

Where: ITT Technical Institute
12669 Encinitas Ave
Sylmar, CA 91342.

 

When: Thursday March 26, 2015

6:30 – 7:00 PM: Pizza & Networking
7:00 – 8:00 PM: Presentation

 

You can RSVP using the link below.
ieeesfv.eventbrite.com

 

Short Description of the Presentation
The presentation will explore the requirements of the electrical infrastructure in order to support the next generation microgrids. Traditionally microgrids have been based on generators and usually used for emergency or critical load continuity. The next generation microgrids need to integrate inverter-based generation resources, especially renewable energy sources.

 

 

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