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Networks of the Future, Emerging Technologies for 5G and Beyond

New Frontier in Computing 2019 (NFIC-2019)

Topic: Networks of the Future, Emerging Technologies for 5G and Beyond

Please join us for the 21th annual New Frontiers in Computing Conference on Networks of the Future, Emerging Technologies for 5G and Beyond.

Time and Location:
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4PM - 10PM
Packard Electrical Engineering Building, Auditorium 101
350 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

The 21st annual New Frontiers in Computing is a premier event of the:

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE),
  • IEEE Computer Society of Santa Clara Valley (IEEE CS SCV),
  • IEEE Communications Society of Santa Clara Valley (IEEE ComSoc SCV),
  • North America Taiwanese Engineering Society (NATEA),
  • Stanford Chapter of the IEEE (Stanford IEEE).

Details at registration link and at: https://www.ieee-nfic.org/

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ROS – Software for Every Robot

September 11, 2018, 6:30-8:30PM

Speaker:
Ralph Gnauck
Robotics Engineer at Ologic Inc.

Location:
Cadence / Bldg 10,
2655 Seely Ave, San Jose, CA (map)

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IEEE Computer Society of Silicon Valley
Co-Sponsor: IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS)

PROGRAM:
6:30 – 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
7:00 – 8:15 PM Talk
8:15 – 8:30 PM Q&A/Adjourn

Abstract:
In this talk the speaker will discuss the Robot Operating System, better known as ROS.

ROS is an open source software platform created to support all layers of robotics systems development.

The talk will briefly discuss the origins and growth of ROS from its days at Stanford University and Willow Garage to its current home at OSRF and its widespread use in academia and industry.

The presentation will provide an overview of the scope and types of functionality provided by ROS and how this enables any robot to leverage the power of this diverse eco-system.

In the main technical part of the talk, a detailed inspection on the internal architecture of ROS will be presented covering the common design principles behind the platform.

How ROS can be used to build a robotics software base will be examined using examples of a simple mobile robotic platform.

Finally, the talk will conclude with some brief projections and forward looking ideas on the future of ROS and robotics software.

Bio:
Ralph Gnauck

Ralph Gnauck

Ralph Gnauck is a robotics engineer at OLogic Inc, a Silicon Valley design consultancy for hardware and software development, specializing in robotics and consumer devices.

Ralph’s expertise is a combination of software and hardware and he spends his days assisting clients with the design and development of their product ideas.  As a member of the Ologic team Ralph has contributed to some of the bay area’s leading ROS based robotic products such as Bear Robotics Penny robot, Savioke Relay delivery robot and the Knightscope security robot, as well as research robots for Panasonic.

Ralph’s background includes over 35 years of experience in the Electronics & Information Technology industry, he was team lead for applications development projects that won a CIO Enterprise Value Award for AT&T in 2002.  Ralph has worked on camera and vision systems for robotics applications at ShadowboxTech.com and Intuitive Surgical.

Ralph is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery, he received a B. Applied Science in Computer Science from Canberra University, Australia in 1989 and a Graduate Diploma in Information Sciences from the same institution, also in 1989.

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IEEE 5G Learning Series – Bay Area: Energy Efficiency Edition

September 19, 2018, 8:00AM-6:00PM

THEME: “IEEE 5G Energy Efficiency Tutorial”

Speakers:

  • Jaafar Elmirghani
    Director of the Institute of Integrated Information Systems, University of Leeds
    Keynote: “GreenTouch – Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow”
  • Chih-Lin I
    CMCC Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile
    “5G’s Green Journey and More”
  • Ylva Jading
    Senior Specialist, Ericsson Research
    “From Always On to Always Available”
  • Apurv Mathur
    Principal Architect, Nokia
    “5G Densification and Network Power Efficiency”
  • Doug Kirkpatrick
    CEO, Eridan Communications
    “Mitigating Thermal & Power Limitations to Enable 5G”
  • Anirban Bandyopadhyay
    Director, RF Strategic Applications & Business Development, Global Foundries
    “Silicon Technology Solutions to Address Power and Performance Requirements for Sub 6GHz & mmwave 5G Radio Interface”
  • Bruce Nordman
    Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    “Networked Electricity”

Location: Texas Instruments, Bldg. E Auditorium, Santa Clara, CAIn-person event
MAP LINK: https://goo.gl/maps/mFzeGodRqc72

For details please visit:
https://5g.ieee.org/education/ieee-5g-learning-series/ieee-5g-learning-series-bay-area-energy-efficiency-edition

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This event is a hosted by IEEE 5G Tutorial, lead by Brian Zahnstecher, Principal IEEE Senior Member, Chair SF Bay IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS)Co-Sponsored by:

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Helping You—and the Children in Your Life—Learn STEM Subjects More Effectively

August 7, 2018, 6:30-8:30PM

Speaker:
Barbara Oakley 
IEEE Fellow

Location:
Cadence / Bldg 10,
2655 Seely Ave, San Jose, CA (map)

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IEEE Computer Society of Silicon Valley

PROGRAM
6:30 – 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
7:00 – 8:15 PM Talk
8:15 – 8:30 PM Q&A/Adjourn

Abstract:
Presentations about learning are generally taught by psychologists and educators with little insight into or personal experience with mastering difficult STEM subjects. Not this presentation. Professor of Engineering and IEEE Fellow Barbara Oakley, a New York Times best-selling author and instructor of Learning How to Learn (University of California-San Diego – Coursera), one of the world’s largest massive open online course, delves deep into the brain to give you practically useful information about how you—and your children—can become experts in your chosen subjects.

  • Learn from a neuroscientific perspective why it’s perfectly normal to not understand something difficult the first time you encounter it.  You’ll see how to leverage your knowledge of how your brain works to do better on tests and to inoculate yourself (and the children in your life) against feelings of frustration and failure when something seems difficult to learn.
  • See what the patterns of expertise look like in the brain, and learn how to build those patterns more quickly and with less frustration.
  • Discover simple tools to tackle procrastination. (You might be surprised to learn that even just thinking about something you don’t like causes your brain to experience pain.)
  • Learn the surprising advantages of having a bad memory and sometimes being a slower learner.

Dr. Oakley’s previous book, A Mind for Numbers, is a New York Times and international best-seller translated into over a dozen languages. We are very lucky to have her presentation at IEEE in conjunction with the launch of her new book Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying; A Guide for Kids and Teens (Penguin – Random House, August 7, 2018).

Bio:
Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley author photo (c) Rachel Oakley

Barbara Oakley is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and Ramón y Cajal Distinguished Scholar of Global Digital Learning at McMaster University. Her research involves bioengineering with an emphasis on neuroscience and cognitive psychology. Dr. Oakley teaches the massive open online courses (MOOCs) “Learning How to Learn” and “Mindshift,” alongside legendary neuroscientist Terrence Sejnowski. Dr. Oakley has received many awards for her teaching, including the American Society of Engineering Education’s Chester F. Carlson Award for technical innovation in education and the National Science Foundation New Century Scholar Award.

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Decoding Spacetime; Information Theory in Physics

                                                                        June 27, 2018, 6:00-7:30PM

Speaker:
Patrick Hayden Professor of physics at Stanford University.

Location:
David Packard Electrical Engineering, Room 202
350 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

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Organized by IEEE Santa Clara Valley Information Theory Society
Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society of Silicon Valley

PROGRAM
6:00 P.M. Refreshments and Conversation
6:30 P.M. Presentation

 Abstract:
When Shannon formulated his groundbreaking theory of information in 1948, he did not know what to call its central quantity, a measure of uncertainty. It was von Neumann who recognized Shannon’s formula from statistical physics and suggested the name entropy. This was but the first in a series of remarkable connections between physics and information theory. Later, tantalizing hints from the study of quantum fields and gravity, such as the Bekenstein-Hawking formula for the entropy of a black hole, inspired Wheeler’s famous 1990 exhortation to derive “it from bit.” That three-syllable manifesto asserted that to properly unify the geometry of general relativity with the indeterminacy of quantum mechanics, it would be necessary to inject fundamentally new ideas from information theory. Wheeler’s vision was sound, but it came twenty-five years early. Only now is it coming to fruition, with the twist that classical bits have given way to the qubits of quantum information theory. This talk will provide a tour of some of the recent developments at the intersection of quantum information and fundamental physics that are the source of this renewed excitement.

Speakers Bio:
Patrick Hayden is a professor of physics at Stanford University. Prior to joining Stanford, Hayden was the Canada Research Chair in the Physics of Information at McGill University. He is currently a Simons Investigator, distinguished research chair of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and senior fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

Hayden’s research focuses on understanding the ultimate limits physics imposes on information processing and finding ways to exploit quantum mechanics to achieve otherwise impossible communications and computing goals. Recently he has also been applying the methods of quantum information theory to the study of black hole physics and quantum gravity

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Enabling Digital Transformation at the Edge

May 15, 2018, 6:00-8:00PM

Speakers:

  • Robert Keahey
    VP Marketing, CPLANE.ai
  • John Casey
    CTO and Co-Founder, CPLANE.ai

Location:
Cadence / Bldg 10,
2655 Seely Ave, San Jose, CA (map)

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IEEE Computer Society of Silicon Valley

PROGRAM
6:00 – 6:30 PM Networking & Refreshments
6:30 – 7:45 PM Talk
7:45 – 8:00 PM Q&A/Adjourn

Abstract:
The “Edge” is exploding all around us! According to Gartner, the global market for edge computing is expected to grow to $6.7 billion by 2022, up from about $1.5 billion in 2017. This unbridled growth is presenting significant opportunities, and challenges, for enterprises and service providers.

Digital Transformation is top-of-mind with most CxOs.  Either they rapidly innovate to take advantage of the massive edge computing opportunity, or they quickly get left behind.  But, the challenge of innovation lies not only in the technology, but also in the transformation of existing IT tools, processes, resources and organizations.

The scope, scale and complexity of edge computing bring new levels of challenges to digital transformation. While edge computing devices are becoming more and more powerful, they still lack all the resources they will need to deliver real-time OODA (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) applications for autonomous vehicles, Industrial IoT, smart buildings, video surveillance/processing, immersive experiences and augmented reality for retail to name a few.  On top of that, the massive amounts of data edge computing will produce has to be dealt with in terms of analytics, learning, security and data sovereignty.

The question now becomes not “how do I scale up?”, but rather “how do I scale out and scale across to get the right resources, in the right amount, at the right place, at the right time?” A new breed of Edge clouds is rapidly emerging to enable digital transformation to reach beyond traditional public and hybrid clouds. In this session, CPLANE.ai will discuss their insights and perspectives into the rapidly growing edge cloud market, including several industry use cases.  They will also share some of the challenges of delivering resources in a hyper-distributed cloud model while maintaining an integrated end-to-end service continuum. Then they will discuss how they are using their novel approach to intelligent closed-loop orchestration and automation to help customers move from traditional “clouds for humans” to “clouds for machines” for edge computing. Learn more about CPLANE.ai at www.cplaneai.com

Bios:

  • Robert Keahey

Robert Keahey

Before joining CPLANE.ai , Robert was Partner and Founder of SummaLogic LLC, an IT and business consultancy that specializes in business and technology strategy, marketing and product development across a variety of business and technology sectors. As Vice President, Industry Solutions and CTO at Cordys US, Inc. he directed the development of industry and technology solutions for Cordys’ high performance BPMS platform.

Prior to his role at Cordys Robert was Director of Information Technology Outsourcing Architecture and Innovation Centers at Electronic Data Systems (EDS), partnering with industry-leading technology providers to create EDS’ three-year strategic technology roadmap. Robert held many other leadership and industry-related roles at EDS, including the development of EDS’ global networking and web hosting capabilities. Robert has a BS degree in Computer Science from the University of Louisiana.

  • John Casey

John Casey

John contributes over 20 years of deep technology leadership to CPLANE.ai. His proven success with a variety of technical leadership roles in Telecom, Enterprise and Government and in software design and development provide the foundation for the system architecture and engineering team.

Previously John led worldwide deployment teams for both IBM’s Software Group and Narus, Inc. His work in large scale, high performance system design at Transarc Labs and Walker Interactive Systems brings industry and technical experience to the CPLANE.ai product suite.

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Introduction to Kubernetes

 June 5, 2018, 6:00-8:00PM

Speaker:

Aparna Sinha

Group Product Manager for Google Kubernetes Engine

Location:
Cadence / Bldg 10,
2655 Seely Ave, San Jose, CA (map)

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IEEE Computer Society of Silicon Valley

PROGRAM
6:00 – 6:30 PM Networking & Refreshments
6:30 – 7:45 PM Talk
7:45 – 8:00 PM Q&A/Adjourn

Abstract:

What is Kubernetes and why does it matter? Kubernetes is a platform that is becoming a standard for running cloud native applications. In this talk we will talk about the architecture of Kubernetes and the new use cases containers and the Kubernetes platform have enabled. We will also cover how the architecture is evolving to cover those use cases and address newer needs such as serverless computing and machine learning.

Bio:

Aparna Sinha

Aparna Sinha

Aparna Sinha leads the product team for Google Kubernetes Engine. She started and co-leads the Kubernetes community PM Special Interest Group (SIG), which maintains the open source roadmap. She is a member of the CNCF Governing Board. Prior to Google, Aparna has worked in enterprise software for 15+ years. She was Director of Product Management at NetApp where she led development of storage plugins for Oracle, VMware, Unix and Windows. Aparna holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford and has several technical publications from her research and a patent at Google on Android IoT protocols.

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Evolution of Switching Engines

June 19, 2018, 6:30-8:30PM

Speaker:
Venkat Pullela
Distinguished Engineer at Broadcom

Location:
Cadence / Bldg 10,
2655 Seely Ave, San Jose, CA (map)

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IEEE Computer Society of Silicon Valley

PROGRAM
6:30 – 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
7:00 – 8:15 PM Talk
8:15- 8:30 PM Q&A/Adjourn

Abstract:

In this talk he will be presenting the evolution of switching engines. Hardware based packet processing has always been fast changing, due to new technologies disrupting the status quo. While speeds and feeds are very visible, fundamental transitions in the market were driven by new technologies and architectures. He will be covering our journey so far from L2, L3 to L4-L7 switching and the path forward with flexible switching.

Bio:

Vekat Pullela

Vekat Pullela

Venkat Pullela is a Distinguished Engineer at Broadcom, focusing on SDN technologies and Switching Architectures. Earlier, he led various Engineering, Technology and Operations teams, as a Sr. Director of Engineering at Cisco Systems. As an entrepreneur he set up  one successful and other attempted micro business. Venkat volunteers at the local library and is a board member of The San Jose Public Library Foundation.

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Blockchain: What You Need To Know

July 10, 2018, 6:30-8:30PM

Speaker:
Bhairav Mehta
Data Science Manager at Apple Inc

Location:
Cadence / Bldg 10,
2655 Seely Ave, San Jose, CA (map)

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IEEE Computer Society of Silicon Valley

PROGRAM
6:30 – 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
7:00 – 8:15 PM Talk
8:15 – 8:30 PM Q&A/Adjourn

Abstract:

Digital world has produced efficiencies, new innovative products, and close customer relationships globally by the effective use of mobile, IoT (Internet of Things), social media, analytics and cloud technology to generate models for better decisions. Blockchain is recently introduced and revolutionizing the digital world bringing a new perspective to security, resiliency and efficiency of systems. While initially popularized by Bitcoin, Blockchain is much more than a foundation for crypto currency It offers a secure way to exchange any kind of good, service, or transaction. Industrial growth increasingly depends on trusted partnerships; but increasing regulation, cybercrime and fraud are inhibiting expansion. To address these challenges, Blockchain will enable more agile value chains, faster product innovations, closer customer relationships, and quicker integration with the IoT and cloud technology. Further Blockchain provides a lower cost of trade with a trusted contract monitored without intervention from third parties who may not add direct value. It facilitates smart contracts, engagements, and agreements with inherent, robust cyber security features. This paper is an effort to break the ground for presenting and demonstrating the use of Blockchain technology in multiple industrial applications. A healthcare industry application, Healthchain, is formalized and developed on the foundation of Blockchain. The concepts are transferable to a wide range of industries as finance, government and manufacturing where security, scalability and efficiency must meet.

Bio:

Bhairav Mehta

bhairavphoto

Bhairav Mehta is a Senior Data Scientist and Technical Program Manager with 14 years experience in Analytics, Data Science, AI/ML, Big-Data and Program management at Fortune 10 companies (Apple, Qualcomm, Ford) and startups (MIT Startup) in various industry verticals. Focused, highly dependable and detail-oriented solutions architect offering exceptional problem solving, troubleshooting skills and a talent for developing innovative solutions to unusual and difficult problems. Demonstrated performance in leading high performance teams in delivery of actionable solutions to business problems. Extensive education with 5 masters degrees in engineering, statistics (Cornell), computer science (GeorgiaTech) and MBA (Cornell) from Ivy league University.

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Developing Fully Automated Infrastructure Policy and Trust Systems

April 3, 2018, 6:00-8:00PM

Speakers:

  • Mike Dvorkin

Distinguished Engineer at Cisco

  • Andres Vega

Engineering Product Manager at Cisco

Location: Cadence / Bldg 10,
2655 Seely Ave, San Jose, CA (map)

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IEEE Computer Society of Silicon Valley

PROGRAM

6:00 – 6:30 PM Networking & Refreshments
6:30 – 7:45 PM Talk
7:45 – 8:00 PM Q&A/Adjourn

Abstract:

Modern infrastructure management serves to run applications, but in many cases, all attention is spent on micromanagement of elemental details with no focus or understanding of the applications. This breaks down in two fundamental ways. First is the explosion of number of application service definitions, all hardwired for specific use cases, environments, and circumstances related to the stage of the application life cycle. Second is the dependency chaos resulting from lack of mechanisms to control consumption of application services. These problems are closely related. The missing piece is how service resources are allocated to their consumers and how such allocations can be controlled in a consistent, secure, abstracted way devoid of understanding of instance, architecture, and environmental detail. By introduction of automated policy and trust systems, the administrative overhead of managing infrastructure is reduced by putting operations on autopilot consistent with and governed by specified service-specific policies and consumption rules.

Bios:

    • Mike Dvorkin

Mike Dvorkin is Distinguished Engineer at Cisco. Previously co-founder and Chief Scientist at Insieme Networks and lead Systems Architect at Nuova Systems. Mike is a recognized thought leader in distributed systems, and policy-driven automation and operations.

    • Andres Vega

Andres Vega is Engineering Product Manager at Cisco primarily focused on the intersection of Cloud and Data Center Infrastructure with open source projects such as the Linux kernel, Linux containers, and container orchestration frameworks like Kubernetes, seeking to drive innovation in open, secure, and programmable infrastructure to contribute to the solution of complex distributed system problems.

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