Welcome! Our IEEE Santa Clara Valley (SCV) Computational Intelligence Society Chapter is established with motto to spread knowledge and learn together in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Statistical Learning, Data Mining and Pattern Recognition.  In 2017, we revived the chapter with 3 free events, we completed 2018 year with 7 free events, 2019 year with 14 free events. We have currently around 190 IEEE members in our chapter. See the list of previous volunteers who helped the chapter here and this list includes Dr. Kiran Gunnam, Dr. Mehran Nekuii, Dr. Abe Ishihara and Dr. Bernard Widrow.


Please see this for our upcoming events

Upcoming Annual 2020 Conference:

IEEE NFAI 2020 Conference

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Online Event


For complete program information, please visit: ieeenfai.org


IEEE CIS Santa Clara Valley Chapter Members, Please make sure to use the “PROMO Code” you received by email from us to receive the discount!

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter
IEEE Computer Engineering Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter

IEEE New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence (NFAI) in Silicon Valley brings together industry and academic leaders in cutting-edge AI research and development to share with you the recent developments in both Hardware Infrastructure and Software Applications for AI.

Join industry titans and academic experts, as they discuss the state of the art. Find out the current and future direction of the exciting field of Artificial Intelligence, both in the marketplace and research. Join like minded professionals, question the thought leaders and be prepared to network with incredible peers.

The IEEE NFAI 2020 will cover a range of topics in AI Infrastructure, Future of AI Applications and COVID-19, and AI Entrepreneurship.


  • 9:00am – 9:50am Registration and Networking
  • 9:50am – 10:00am Welcome and Agenda
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm Session 1: AI Infrastructure
  • 10:00am – 10:45am P1.1: Keynote 1
  • 10:45am – 11:15am P1.2: Keynote 2
  • 11:15am – 12:00pm P1.3: AI Infrastructure Panel
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break
  • 1:00pm -3:00pm Session 2: Future of AI and COVID-19
  • 1:00pm – 1:45pm P2.1: Keynote 1
  • 1:45pm – 2:15pm P2.2: Keynote 2
  • 2:15pm – 3:00pm P2.3: Future of AI and COVID-19 Panel
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm Snack Break/Networking
  • 3:30pm -6:00pm Session 3: AI Entrepreneurship
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm P2.1: Keynote 1
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm P2.2: Keynote 2
  • 4:30pm – 5:10pm P2.3: VC Panel
  • 5:10pm – 5:50pm P2.4: AI Startups Panel
  • 5:50pm – 6:00pm Closing Remarks, Adjourn
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm Networking



NFAI 2020 Program Committee:

Mehran Nekuii, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society SCV Chapter

Yllka Masada, IEEE Computer Society / CIS SCV Chapter

Ardavan Pedram, IEEE Computer Society / CIS SCV Chapter

Raman Narayan, IEEE Computer Society SCV Chapter

Sharif Zadeh, IEEE Computer Society / CIS SCV Chapter

Priscilla Chen, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society SCV Chapter

Koosha Nasiri, IEEE Stanford Student Branch

IEEE NFAI 2020 Conference Sponsors:


Keynote Speakers and Panelists

AI Infrastructure

Future of AI and COVID-19

AI Entrepreneurship

Panelists and Moderators