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)

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December 12th, 2018 Talk/Panel Session Emerging Technologies' Patents Landscape + ProCal: A Low-Cost and Programmable Calibration Tool for IoT Devices + Holiday Party Jeffrey Miller, Attorney, Chelsey Li, PhD Student
December 1st, 2018 Talk/Panel Session Co-sponsored Event: Improving the IEEE: Issues, Ideas, Best Practices Dr. Renuka Jindal, Director, IEEE Division I; and Eminent Scientist and CTO, Vanderziel Institute of Science and Technology, LLC.
October 23rd, 2018 Talk/Panel Session Co-Sponsored Event: The Technology Powering Wireless Charging 2.0 Cesar A. Johnston
September 24th, 2018 Workshop 2-Day IEEE Workshops on Machine Learning, Convolutional Neural Networks and Tensorflow, 24th & 25th September 2018 Dr. Kiran Gunnam, Dr. Kiran Gunnam
August 9th, 2018 Talk/Panel Session Co-sponsored: Massive MIMO Active Antenna Arrays for Advanced Wireless Communications Dr. Mihai Banu, CTO, Blue Danube Systems, Santa Clara CA
July 26th, 2018 Talk/Panel Session Distinguished Lecture: A 13b ENOB Noise-Shaping SAR ADC with a Two-Capacitor DAC Gabor C. Temes
June 18th, 2018 Talk/Panel Session PARTNER EVENT: 4th CGC Workshop: Disruptive Tech-Business Modeling for Sharing Economy Various
May 30th, 2018 Workshop Co-sponsored Workshop: New Frontiers in Computing Anita K. Rao, Monica Lam, Dr. C. Mohan, Mehdi Sif, Prof. J. A. Gokhale, Dr. Dr. Uei-Ming Jow, Zack Huhn, Tina Tsou, PANEL: Prof. Shannon Vallor, Zack Huhn, Monica Lam, Tom Tofigh & Tina Tsou
May 9th, 2018 Talk/Panel Session VTA Presentation on BART Extension to Downtown San Jose Dennis Ratcliffe, VTA Deputy Director, Engineering and Program Delivery
April 24th, 2018 Talk/Panel Session Fabric for Deep Learning (FfDL) Animesh Singh
April 11th, 2018 Talk/Panel Session Dark Fiber & Distributed Acoustic Sensing Dr. Jonathan Ajo-Franklin
March 28th, 2018 Talk/Panel Session Cosponsored Event: An Information-Theoretic Framework for Multi-Hop All-Cast Networks Jonathan Ponniah
March 14th, 2018 Talk/Panel Session Updates on Wireless Broadband Internet George Ginis, Head of Technology, Sail Internet
March 8th, 2018 Talk/Panel Session Co-sponsored Event: Running Sparse and Low-Precision Neural Networks: An Interactive Play between Software and Hardware Hai "Helen" Li
February 26th, 2018 Workshop 3rd CTIF Global Capsule Workshop Speakers: 26 Feb 2018, Speakers: 27 Feb 2018
February 14th, 2018 Talk/Panel Session PCIe Over Fiber Kevin Burt
February 8th, 2018 Workshop Promoted Event: IEEE Connected and Automated Vehicle Summit Various
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
April 16th, 2014 Talk/Panel Session Full Duplex Radios: From Impossibility to Practice Sachin Katti, Joel Brand
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
November 14th, 2012 Talk/Panel Session Technologies for Location Determination in Indoor and Urban Environments Subbu Meiyappan, NextNav, Tom Wolf, NextNav, Ravi Palanki, Qualcomm
October 10th, 2012 Talk/Panel Session Mobile Backhaul Michael Howard, Infonetics Research, Paul Kennard, Aviat Networks
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
December 31st, 1969 Workshop Joint IEEE ComSoc-CAS Weenend Workshop: Next Generation Circuits and Systems, Communications and Sensor Technologies in Mobile Devices Theodore Yu, TI, Stephen Lloyd, Invensense, Harmeet Bhugra, IDT, Ian Olsen, Maxim, Samyeer Metrani, Mistral Solutions

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