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About ComSoc SCV

    The IEEE Communications Society promotes the advancement of science, technology and applications in communications and related disciplines. The Santa Clara Valley chapter (ComSoc SCV) is a very active chapter which holds monthly meetings (usually in the TI auditorium on the second Wednesday of each month) on topics relating to communcation systems. The chapter also hosts and sponsors other events including workshops and field trips.
In 2013 ComSoc SCV was voted
“Best IEEE Chapter in the Santa Clara Valley Section”

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Past ComSoc SCV Events (includes presentation slides/documents)

March 3rd, 2020 Talk/Panel Session Learning Green Routes: It Pays to be Smart (… but not too Smart!) Stefano Basagni, Ph.D.
September 18th, 2019 Talk/Panel Session Workshop on Radiation hardened electronics Dr. Valentijn De Smedt, Dr. Jeffrey Prinzie
September 11th, 2019 Talk/Panel Session Advances in Radiation Tolerant Electronics (Special Seminars by KU Leuven Faculty) Dr. Valentijn De Smedt, Dr. Jeffrey Prinzie
August 14th, 2019 Social Annual Networking Event
July 10th, 2019 Talk/Panel Session V2X Deployment, Regulation and Standardization John Kenney, PhD, Comsoc SCV & VTS
June 12th, 2019 Talk/Panel Session 802.11ay/Terragraph: a cost-efficient, multi-radio, multi-hop approach to 5G FWA Mark Jen CTO & Co-founder, common.net
January 17th, 2018 Field Trip Field Trip To Audience / Knowles Intelligent Audio Facility
December 13th, 2017 Distinguished Lecture Holiday Party and DLT: Amateur Radio Satellite
Jeffrey Pawlan, Michelle Thompson
November 8th, 2017 Talk/Panel Session Updates on LPWAN Michael Finegan
November 1st, 2017 Talk/Panel Session Innovations at the Edge: ASIC, Compute & Networking Perspectives Fergus Casey, R&D director (ARC Processors), Synopsys, Lin Nease, Chief Technologist for HP Enterprise (IoT), Alfred Gomes, CEO, Axiomware
July 12th, 2017 Distinguished Lecture IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer Tour (DLT) 5G: Technologies and Standards Dr. Liangping Ma
June 28th, 2017 Talk/Panel Session OTFS: A New Generation of Modulation Addressing the Challenges of 5G Dr. Anton Monk, VP of Strategic Alliances and Standards, Cohere Technologies
June 14th, 2017 Talk/Panel Session Analytics with Intelligent Edge Sergey Serebryakov, Sai Rahul Chalamalasetti
May 30th, 2017 Workshop IEEE Workshops on Machine Learning and Convolutional Neural Networks Dr. Kiran Gunnam
April 12th, 2017 Talk/Panel Session Technology & Ethics in the Age of Hyper Connectivity Prof. Shannon Vallor, Vivek Wadhwa
March 8th, 2017 Talk/Panel Session New WLAN (Wi-Fi) Amendments: IEEE 802.11ax: High Efficiency IEEE 802.11ba: Wake-up Radio Shahrnaz Azizi
February 16th, 2017 Workshop CTIF Global Capsule Workshop Gregory O Brien, Ramjee Prasad, Sudhir Dixit, Harikrishna Nakshatri, Peter Lindgren, R. Chandramouli, Doru Calin, Venkat Rayapati, Mahbubul Aalam
February 8th, 2017 Talk/Panel Session Terragraph & Wireless Broadband Neeraj Choubey, Boris Maysel
December 14th, 2016 Field Trip Field Trip to Ericsson
November 9th, 2016 Talk/Panel Session IOT: Scaling Connectivity and Security to 1e9 Distributed Nodes Chandana Pairla, Director of Product Management, Qualcomm, Ron Victor, CEO, IOTium
September 14th, 2016 Talk/Panel Session Evolution of Data Center Architecture & Edge Computing Muthurajan Jayakumar (M Jay), Mark Douglas
August 11th, 2016 Social IEEE ComSoc SCV Annual Mixer
July 13th, 2016 Talk/Panel Session Programmable Networks Prem Jonnalagadda, Sudhir Modali
June 9th, 2016 Talk/Panel Session Co-Sponsored Event: Noncoherent communications in large antenna arrays Mainak Chowdhury
June 8th, 2016 Talk/Panel Session Wireless Networks: SDN and NFV Dr. Sassan Ahmadi, Patrick Nolan, Tom Tofigh & Mingeun Yoon
May 11th, 2016 Talk/Panel Session IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer Tour (DLT): 5G and Future Wireless Internet: Challenges and Emerging Technologies Dr. Anthony Chan
April 13th, 2016 Talk/Panel Session Gigabit Wireless Backhaul Dr. Ali Sadri, Dr. Steven Glapa
April 7th, 2016 Talk/Panel Session Co-Sponsored Event: Lasers and Atoms for Time and Position Leo Hollberg, Professor, Physics, Stanford
March 9th, 2016 Talk/Panel Session Multimedia evolutions for 5G Dr. Ozgur Oyman, Sr. Standardization Manager, Intel, Sreeni Tellakula, Akamai Technologies
February 10th, 2016 Talk/Panel Session Living in the era of virtual assistants Ilya Gelfenbeyn, Sayandev Mukherjee, MP Divakar
January 13th, 2016 Talk/Panel Session Workshop: Autonomy, Connectivity & The Future of Transportation John Kenney, PhD, John Feland, PhD, Gaurav Bansal, Toyota InfoTechnology Center, Shrikant Acharya, Excelfore, Jeffrey Miller, Attorney
January 11th, 2016 Talk/Panel Session Co-Sponsored Event: Physical Foundations of Green Communications Systems Dr. Earl McCune, RF Communications Consulting, Panasonic Technology Fellow (ret.), IEEE MTT Distinguished Microwave Lecturer
December 9th, 2015 Talk/Panel Session Market Trends for Wireless LAN + Holiday PARTY! Chris DePuy
November 16th, 2015 Workshop The IEEE 5G Summit Silicon Valley Gerhand P Fettweis (Keynote), Prof. Arogyaswami Paulraj (Keynote), John Smee, Ivana Maric, Ian Wong, Jerry Pi, Gregory Van Wiggeren, Ming Lei
October 8th, 2015 Workshop 2015 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)
September 9th, 2015 Talk/Panel Session 5G: Expectations and the Road Ahead Francis Chow, VP & GM, Communications Business Unit, Altera, Joe Madden, Principal Analyst, Mobile Experts LLC
August 13th, 2015 Social COMSOC ANNUAL SOCIAL MIXER
July 8th, 2015 Talk/Panel Session Long-Range WiFi Eldad Perahia, Rolf De Vegt
May 13th, 2015 Talk/Panel Session NFV, SDN, and the Need for Optimized Server and Processor Architectures Gopal Hegde, VP/GM, Data Center Processor Group, Cavium Inc., Bharat Mota, Director of Engineering, Networking Applications & Advanced Technology Group, Freescale Inc.
April 8th, 2015 Talk/Panel Session The Alphabet Soup of IoT Standards Pete St. Pierre, Luke DArcy
March 11th, 2015 Talk/Panel Session NFV series: Managing storage in the virtual world Murali Vilayannur, Senior Technical Director, Pernix Data, Steven Poitras, Principal Solutions Architect, Nutanix
March 5th, 2015 Talk/Panel Session Joint event with IEEE SPS: Perceptual Audio Coding: An Overview of Basic Principles and Current Standards Dr. Marina Bosi
Consulting Professor, Stanford University
February 27th, 2015 Talk/Panel Session Joint Event with SSCS & ITS : Shannon-inspired Statistical Computing Dr. Naresh R. Shanbhag
February 11th, 2015 Talk/Panel Session Intellectual Property Challenges in the Era of Internet of Things Jeffrey A. Miller, Gwyn Firth Murray, Alicia L. Shah, WebEx Recording
January 28th, 2015   Did the Government Create Silicon Valley? Steven Chu, Jeannette Wing, Fred Block, Ray Rothrock
January 14th, 2015 Talk/Panel Session Better Broadband Transmitters with RF-DACs Kurt Rentel, Geir Ostrem
December 4th, 2014 Talk/Panel Session Joint event with SPS SCV Dr. Andrew C. Singer
November 12th, 2014 Talk/Panel Session LTE-U : Just another wireless technology or a game changer? Apostolos (Tolis) Papathanassiou, Kai Tang
October 8th, 2014 Talk/Panel Session SDN/OpenFlow & NFV Guido Appenzeller, Christos Kolias
September 25th, 2014 Workshop Billions of IoT Devices for Everyone Sam Massih (Session 1 Keynote), Tarun Dewan, Brandon Wang, Dev Bhattacharya, Dr. John Kenney (Session 2 Keynote), Gene Wang, Jake Chuang, Tanuj Mohan, Saurabh Palan
August 21st, 2014 Social ComSoc Fall Socials: Meet the Movers & Shakers
August 6th, 2014 Workshop Joint Event with IEEE PACE SCV -Special IEEE SCV PACE Tutorial: LDPC Decoding Ned Varnica, Marvell Semiconductor, Kiran Gunnam, Violin Memory
July 9th, 2014 Talk/Panel Session BYOD: Enabling a mobile workforce Dr. Waheed Qureshi, Chief Technology Officer, Mobile Platform Group, Citrix, Sudhakar Peddibhotla, Director of Engineering, Good Technology
June 11th, 2014 Talk/Panel Session Connected Cars John Kenney, Jim Lansford
May 14th, 2014 Talk/Panel Session Data Analytics and the Personalization of Mobile Services Sayandev Mukherjee, John Feland
March 25th, 2014 Distinguished Lecture The Internet as DIY connectivity for people and things (IoT) Bob Frankston
March 12th, 2014 Talk/Panel Session Human Interface Technologies for Mobile devices:
Today and the Future
Adam Schwartz, Patrick Worfolk
February 12th, 2014 Talk/Panel Session Broadband Access Over Copper at Speeds Greater than 100 Mbps Kevin Fisher, VP of Advanced DSL Technology, Ikanos, George Ginis, Senior Vice President of DSL Marketing, ASSIA
January 8th, 2014 Talk/Panel Session Open Networking Guido Appenzeller, Kenneth Duda, Mat Mathews
December 11th, 2013 Talk/Panel Session SocialMesh: Can Networks of Meshed Smartphones Ensure Public Access to Twitter During an Attack? Devabhaktuni Srikrishna
November 13th, 2013 Talk/Panel Session Sensor Networks in Civic Infrastructure Applications Pramod Akkarachittor, Roman Arutyunov
October 15th, 2013 Industry Event Telit Developers Conference Girish Ghatikar, Jorjeta Jetcheva, Raja Banerjea
October 9th, 2013 Talk/Panel Session Netflix: How it works! Stevan Vlaovic, Coburn Watson
October 5th, 2013 Workshop Joint IEEE Comsoc - Consumer Electronics Society SCV Workshop: The TV Screen in the Home
September 19th, 2013 Workshop Joint IEEE Comsoc TiE Silicon Valley Workshop: Quantified Self: The next frontier in mobile self-tracking
September 11th, 2013 Talk/Panel Session Google's project Loon: a network of high-altitude balloons for global connectivity Sam Leffler, Sameera Ponda
July 10th, 2013 Talk/Panel Session The Bluetooth Boom - Connecting Everything Mark Powell, Kellan O'Connor, Raja Banerjea
June 12th, 2013 Talk/Panel Session AT&T's Innovation Platform, Palo Alto Foundry and Wireless Network Infrastructure Jacob Saperstein, Shiyama Clunie, Michael Caniglia
May 29th, 2013 Field Trip IEEE Tour to Sprint's M2M Collaboration Center & Fiber Optic POP
May 8th, 2013 Talk/Panel Session Self-Organizing Networks Andrea Goldsmith, Amit Jain, Rajat Prakash
April 10th, 2013 Talk/Panel Session Trends and Dynamics shaping the Data Center Ariel Hendel, Jon Hudson, Donald Eastlake
March 13th, 2013 Talk/Panel Session Wi-Fi Interworking with Carrier Networks Bill McFarland, Victor Shtrom
March 6th, 2013 Field Trip IEEE ComSoc visit to Sprint Innovation Center - Burlingame Aaron Pawlowski, Rob Reese, Kafi Hassan, Doug Richards, Sprint, Carrier Ethernet Roadmap
February 13th, 2013 Talk/Panel Session Fiber Deployments for Broadband Wired and Wireless Access Milo Medin, John Georges
January 9th, 2013 Talk/Panel Session Wireless Mesh Networks for Sensors and Internet of Things (IoT) Thomas Watteyne, Ross Yu
December 12th, 2012 Talk/Panel Session Opportunities, Business Issues & technical Challenges of making Home Energy Management a Mainstream Technology Mike Bourton, Manoj Bhatnagar, David Friedman, Amit Narayan, Tim Colleran
July 13th, 2011 Talk/Panel Session Signal Integrity Challenges for 100 Gb Systems Lux Joshi
June 8th, 2011 Talk/Panel Session Planning, Design, Maintenance and Evolution of a State of the Art University Campus Network Carl Fussell, Todd Schmitzer, Eddie Butler
May 11th, 2011 Talk/Panel Session Evolution Status and New Developments in WiFi, 3G, and LTE from a Silicon Perspective Michael Hurlston, Je Woo Kim
April 19th, 2011 Talk/Panel Session Demythifying Cybersecurity - Myths vs Realities Ed Talbot, Tom Kroeger
March 9th, 2011 Talk/Panel Session TOWN HALL MEETING: State of the Network, Future Directions, and What IEEE Might Do to Help the Industry! Michael Lebby, Wonjong Rhee, Geoff Thompson, Nicholas Tornetta, Stu Jeffery
March 7th, 2011 Field Trip Visit to Spring M2M Collaboration Center in Burlingame Michael Finnigan, Kris Philippe
March 3rd, 2011 Talk/Panel Session Professors Panel Session: Transforming Academic Research into Commercially Successful Products and Intellectual Property (IP) Vijay Dhir, Suhas Patil, Raj Jain, Guru Parulkar
February 15th, 2011 Talk/Panel Session IPv6 Migration, Business Continuity, Implementation Gaps Zaid Ali, Martin J. Levy
December 8th, 2010 Talk/Panel Session Software Defined RF and Wireless Communications Test Srini Badri
November 3rd, 2010 Talk/Panel Session Cognitive Networks/Dynamic Spectrum Access in Wireless Networks: Overview Zhensheng Zhang
October 13th, 2010 Workshop 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet - Market needs, Applications, and Standards John D'Ambrosia, Ilango Ganga, Mark Gustlin
September 25th, 2010 Workshop Track 1: Communications aspects of the Smart Grid Claudio Lima, Stefano Galli, Kuor-Hsin Chang, Venkat Kalkunte, Sarah Kate Wilson
September 8th, 2010 Talk/Panel Session High Speed Transmission on Twisted Pair in LANs and DSL Sanjay Kasturia and Jose Tellado, George Ginis
July 14th, 2010 Workshop Cloud Computing: Impact on IT Architecture, Data Centers and the Network Robin Ren, Alan G. Hakimi, Arpit Joshipura, Colin Constable
June 24th, 2010 Talk/Panel Session New Platforms and Infrastructure for Mobile Apps Usman Abbasi, Michael Howard, Anne-Louise Kardas, Joe Schraml, Jorgen Odgaard
June 9th, 2010 Talk/Panel Session Wireless Sensor Networks Murat Senel, Farouk Zanaty
May 14th, 2010 Talk/Panel Session Smart Grid Fred Fletcher, Sarah Kate Wilson
April 14th, 2010 Talk/Panel Session Architectures and Applications of Video Surveillance and Video Analytics Systems Robb Henshaw, Suhas Patil, Basant Khaitan
March 10th, 2010 Talk/Panel Session Effects of Broadband Policy and Network Neutrality on Innovation at the Edge and in the Cloud William B. Wilhelm
February 10th, 2010 Talk/Panel Session Developer Opportunities with CLEAR WiMAX 4G David Rees and Allen Flanagan
January 13th, 2010 Talk/Panel Session Mobile Packet Core Jay Iyer, Eric Andrews, Arpit Joshipura
December 9th, 2009 Talk/Panel Session U.S. Public Policy Issues Facing Telecommunications Carriers Chris Boyer
November 11th, 2009 Talk/Panel Session Mobile Broadband driven by Convergence of IP and LTE technologies Arpit Joshipura, Ali Khayrallah
October 14th, 2009 Talk/Panel Session Intel's Vision for the Future of Wireless Communications Siavash Alamouti
September 9th, 2009 Talk/Panel Session Internet as an Information & Communications Utility: It's Getting Personal Wei-Min Lu
July 13th, 2009 Talk/Panel Session The WiMax Progress - standands and deployment Dr. Ching-Tarng Hsieh
June 10th, 2009 Talk/Panel Session VoIP for Wireless Henning Schulzrinne
May 30th, 2009 Talk/Panel Session Mobile Broadband Ecosystem in Pacific Rim Chris Boyer, Dawei Zhang, Sadayuki Abeta, Dr. Steve Gray, Dr. Sean Wang, Ping Wu
May 13th, 2009 Talk/Panel Session Semiconductor Evolution to 4G: Mobile WiMAX, LTE, and other 4G technologies Lars Johnsson, Ambroise Popper, Raj Singh, Alex Sum
April 8th, 2009 Talk/Panel Session Efficient Sensor Networks for Smart Environments Huang Lee
March 25th, 2009 Talk/Panel Session Mobile WiMAX Update and 802.16m Hassan Yaghoobi
March 11th, 2009 Talk/Panel Session Frontiers in Internet Law Eric Goldman
February 11th, 2009 Talk/Panel Session Convergence in Home Networking: Broadband over Powerline Chano Gomez
January 14th, 2009 Talk/Panel Session Self-Organizing Network and Mobile Broadband Jay Iyer
December 10th, 2008 Talk/Panel Session Personal Residential TV Delivery Travis Parsons, Michael Youssefmir
November 5th, 2008 Workshop Broadband Wireless Workshop Doug Smith, Dr. Narasimha
October 8th, 2008 Talk/Panel Session Wireless Backhaul Trends: The future role of wireless, fiber optics, and copper wire Dr. Jonathan Wells
September 10th, 2008 Talk/Panel Session Location Based Services: From Promise to Reality Ravi Jain
June 19th, 2008 Workshop Location-Based Technologies and Services Workshop Dave Reid, Jon Metzler
June 11th, 2008 Workshop Mobile TV/Video Workshop Colin Dixon, Christopher Dow
May 14th, 2008 Talk/Panel Session Extending the concept of Femtocells to the outdoor enterprise Francis daCosta
April 9th, 2008 Talk/Panel Session Fourth generation (4G) mobile smartphone architecture targeted for China and US markets Willie W. Lu
March 12th, 2008 Workshop Next Generation Wireless Broadband Workshop Bruce Himebauch, Rehan Jalil, Dr. William Lee
February 13th, 2008 Talk/Panel Session Telepresence Goes Global Chuck Stucki
January 16th, 2008 Talk/Panel Session The Internet in Your Pocket MIDs and WiMAX Rama K. Shukla
September 17th, 2007 Talk/Panel Session Transceiver Designs for Multicarrier Transmission Prof. Yuan-Pei Lin
June 20th, 2007 Talk/Panel Session Data Center Virtualization Scott Lurndal
May 9th, 2007 Talk/Panel Session FTTP/GPON Don McCullough
April 11th, 2007 Talk/Panel Session IMS, POC, and Future of IMS Joakim Wiklund
March 21st, 2007 Talk/Panel Session A Simulation Model for IEEE 802.11n Thomas Paul
February 21st, 2007 Talk/Panel Session Metro-Scale Mesh Networks: Enableing the Mobile Internet Narashima Chari
January 17th, 2007 Talk/Panel Session IEEE SCV Communications Society/WCA Joint Event Dr. Byung Yi, Dr. Mo Shakouri
December 20th, 2006 Talk/Panel Session Mesh Networking Ajay Mishra, 6:00 PM, Dr. Byung Yi, Dr. Mo Shakouri
March 15th, 2006 Talk/Panel Session DTV on Mobile Platform Ernest Tsui
January 19th, 2006 Talk/Panel Session Chips Unplugged: WiMAX Chip Leaders Describe Goals & Strategies Bernd Friedrichs, George Wu, Prakash Iyer, Bernard Aboussouan, David Sumi, Franois (Frank) Draper
December 14th, 2005 Talk/Panel Session 802.16e: A Mobile Broadband Wireless Standard Jose Puthenkulam
November 9th, 2005 Talk/Panel Session Internet, TV, Telephony, LAN all from your electricity plug Chano Gomez
October 12th, 2005 Talk/Panel Session Dynamic Signal Management John M. Cioffi
September 14th, 2005 Talk/Panel Session Converging Global Customer Care Mukesh Sundaram
June 8th, 2005 Talk/Panel Session A Software Defined Radio Architectures for Future Cell Phones Incentives and Challenges Nikolaus Bruels
May 11th, 2005 Talk/Panel Session Voice Quality in Packet Voice Telephony: A Review Krishna V V
April 13th, 2005 Talk/Panel Session Where the RFID puck is going next Sam Patadia
March 9th, 2005 Talk/Panel Session Wireless Facts and Fiction Benjamin Friedlander
February 9th, 2005 Talk/Panel Session Open Wireless Architecture (OWA) for Next Generation Wireless and Mobile Communications Willie W. Lu
January 13th, 2005 Talk/Panel Session Advanced Broadband Wireless Standards from ETSI and Co-operation with WiMAX Bernd Friedrichs, Dr. Roger B. Marks
December 8th, 2004 Talk/Panel Session A Cellular Wi-Fi Mesh Network for Broadband Data Narasimha Chari
November 10th, 2004 Talk/Panel Session Wireless Technology Direction for the 21st Century Robert Sanchez
October 13th, 2004 Talk/Panel Session Digital Rights Management for Mobile Content Chris Parkerson
September 8th, 2004 Talk/Panel Session Packet Sniffing: Security Vulnerabilities and Hardening, Laura Chappell
June 9th, 2004 Talk/Panel Session Cyberspace Security Issues and Challenges Manu Malek
May 12th, 2004 Talk/Panel Session VoIP Over the Internet: Is Toll Quality Achievable? Dr. Mansour Karam
April 14th, 2004 Talk/Panel Session Beyond 3G: Evolution of mobile networks and services Dr. Minoru Etoh
March 10th, 2004 Talk/Panel Session Security Provisioning and Protection in a Global Business Arena Dr. Arthur Edmonds
February 11th, 2004 Talk/Panel Session DSL Network Architectures and Services Dr. Greg Wetzel
January 14th, 2004 Talk/Panel Session From Wireless Technologies to Mobile Services - OMA Overview Dr. Wen-Pai Lu

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