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IEEE R6 SWA Spring Meeting May 11-12, 2013 in San Diego CA

Monday, May 6th, 2013

The IEEE R6 SWA Spring Meeting scheduled for 11-12 May 2013 in San Diego CA at UCSD.


Students: in conjunction with the meeting we will hold the area paper contest, and MicroMouse competition. The MicroMouse competition is hosted by UCSD student branch with their California MicroMouse setting. Please contact Daniel Shipps ( and Xun Luo ( to sign up.

Please plan your travels to arrive San Diego around 4:00 – 5:00 pm on Friday, 10 May if possible. A dinner is planned for Friday evening at 7:00pm.

SWA will cover the hotel cost directly. Please DO NOT make your own hotel reservations. If you have done so, please cancel accordingly. The arranged hotel for the meeting is:

Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
3299 Holiday Court
La Jolla, California 92037
Phone: (858) 453-5500
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Please read the attached meeting agenda file carefully.

Important contacts and deadlines:
SWA executive items: Keith Moore (
Logistics and student related items: Dr. Xun Luo (
SWA Micromouse/CAMM (joint): Daniel Shipps (, copying Dr. Xun Luo (
Student paper competition: Dr. Charles Tu (, copying Dr. Xun Luo (

We look forward to meeting you in San Diego!

GHTC 2012 Live Plenary Streaming

Sunday, October 21st, 2012
If you are unable to attend the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) this year, you can watch the live plenary sessions at Join the conference virtually, and be part of it. Thank you.


Below is the live video schedule:


1. Monday, October 22, 2012 (8:00am – 10:00am PT)
Opening Plenary
– Paul Kostek, Conference Chair
– Gordon Day, IEEE 2012 President
– Gretchen Kalonji, UNESCO
– Knut Aanstad, UN Sustainable Energy for All


2. Monday, October 22, 2012 (7:00pm – 9:30pm PT)
– Dinner Reception
– Robert A. Freling, Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF)


3. Tuesday, October 23, 2012 (8:00am – 10:00am PT)
Plenary Session: Is technology the solution to the world’s major social challenges? Observations from rural Zambia.
– Gertjan van Stam, CEO LinkNet Zambia


4. Tuesday, October 23, 2012  (7:00pm – 9:30pm PT)
Hoover Medal Award Ceremony
– Recipient: N.R. Narayana Murthy, Founder and CEO of Infosys


5. Wednesday, October 23, 2012 (8:00am – 10:00am PT)
Plenary Session: Technology Application in the Developing World: Think Local
– Krista Bauer, GE Foundation
Panel: Improving Access to Quality Care: Rising to the Challenge in Resource-Poor Settings


6. Wednesday, October 23, 2012 (4:00pm – 5:00pm PT)
Closing Plenary
– Jim Fruchterman, CEO Benetech
– Peter Staecker, IEEE 2013 President


4th annual IEEE Soft Error Rate (SER) Workshop/Webinar

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012  — A live Webinar (also available later, as WebEx)
Time: 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: No cost (live on the Internet)

Full details, and to register:

The 4th annual IEEE Santa Clara Valley SER Workshop provides a unique forum for component manufacturers, assembly houses, and electronic system manufacturers to exchange innovative ideas and recent results on the measurement, monitoring, and control of alpha emission from packaging materials and manufacturing processes. Built on the success of our workshops held in 2009 through 2011, this year’s event continues to cover a wide range of areas and subjects critical to the control and mitigation of device soft error rates. Talks will cover the newest updates and advances for a wide range of areas including alpha emissivity measurement techniques and processes and impact on advanced low-k devices. Speakers come from equipment makers, component manufacturers, and academic institutions. This Workshop is available free, on the Internet.

Nelson Tam, Marvell;
Robin Gardiner, Matheson Gas;
Bharat Bhuva, Vanderbilt University;
Jeff Wilkinson, Medtronic;
Brendan McNally, XIA;
Mike Gordon, IBM;
Shah Jahinuzzaman, Intel;
Brett Clark, Honeywell;
Yi-Pin Fang, TSMC;
Sang H. Baeg, Hanyang University

Interview with Region Director-elect Candidates

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Following article reposted from the IEEE San Fernando Valley Newsletter.

Getting to Know Kostek and Coughlin

Knowing where the candidates for IEEE Region 6 Director-Elect stand and what they offer is vital to deciding who you’ll vote for when you receive your ballot in August for the annual IEEE election. IEEE Region 6 has selected two candidates—Paul Kostek and Thomas Coughlin. Both candidates were asked to answer few questions as candidates for the IEEE San Fernando Valley Section (
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