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California Central Coast Section

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Page last updated on 2020 February 14

I established this Web page as IEEE CCS Eduction Chair in March 2019 to list our scheduled and planned technical talks and to provide a resource for communication among CCS officers and IEEE members. Each talk is described briefly, with links provided to information about the speaker and the talk's abstract, when available. Other resources, such as talk slides, relevant technical papers, and on-line info will be posted from time to time.

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Calendar of Technical Talks for 2020
Future Speakers and Invitations
Other Activities Under Consideration
Calendar of Technical Talks for 2019
Previews of Upcoming Events
Reports on Past Events (Newest-first)

Calendar of Technical Talks for 2020

[Events on the third Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise noted; Click on the date for details]
01/15 Payam Heydari, UC Irvine ("Shattering Fundamental Design Barriers of End-to-End Ultrahigh Data-Rate Transceivers: Direct Modulation in RF Domain")
02/03 Special Monday event: 3D-printer demo at Goleta Public Library, 500 N. Fairview, Goleta, 5:30 PM
02/19 Jerry Gibson, UCSB, ECE ("Compression of Everything"), confirmed
03/18 Aycan Hacioglu ("Data Analysis and Visualization with MATLAB for Beginners"), UCSB ESB 1001, 5:30-8:00 PM
04/15 Chandra Krintz, UCSB, CS ("Advancing Agriculture and Conservation Science with the Cloud and Big Data Analytics"), confirmed
05/20 Ramtin Pedarsani, UCSB, ECE (Area: Self-driving cars), confirmed
06/17 Di Liang, HP Enterprise ("Photonics in High-Performance Computing"), confirmed
07/15 Sumita Pennathur, UCSB, ME (Area: bioengineering, nanotech, thermal science, fluid mech.), confirmed
08/20 Eckart Meiburg, UCSB, ME (Area: Engineering and computational aspects of climate change), tentative
09/16 Luke Theogarajan, UCSB, ECE (Area: Biometric circuits and nanosystems), confirmed
10/21 Yangying Zhu, UCSB, ME (Area: Thermal-fluids engineering for energy and electronic systems), confirmed
11/18 Rich Wolski, UCSB, CS (Area: Cloud computing, IoT, distributed systems), confirmed
12/16 Jessica Santana, UCSB, TMP (Area: Computational social science, ethics), confirmed

Future Speakers and Invitations

[Third Wednesdays in 2021: 1/20, 2/17, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15]
2021/01/20 Misha Sra, UCSB, CS (Title: "Perceptual Engineering"), confirmed [Web site]
[TBA] Farinaz Koushanfar, UCSD, ECE (Embedded systems, security/privacy, big-data analytics), confirmed, to be scheduled
[TBA] Kyle Lewis, UCSB, TMP (Area: Technology management and team performance), invited
[TBA] Behrooz Parhami, UCSB, ECE ("Eight Key Ideas in Computer Architecture from Eight Decades of Innovation"), back-up talk

Other Activities Under Consideration

Short courses: 5G phone systems
Possible tours: UCSB labs; Cal Poly labs; JPL; FLIR Systems; ATK Space Probes
Possible sources of speakers: Skyworks Solutions, Newberry Park;
Observatories: Las Campanas; Mt. Wilson

Calendar of Technical Talks for 2019

[Events on the third Wednesday of each month; Click on the date for details]
02/20 Behrooz Parhami, UCSB ("Promoting Technological Literacy through Mathematical and Logical Puzzles")
03/20 Walter L. Whipple, former Chair of IEEE CCS ("Job Shopping for Fun and Profit")
04/17 Pradeep Sen, UCSB ("Monte Carlo Denoising")
05/15 Katie Byl, UCSB ("Mesh-Based Tools to Analyze Deep Reinforcement Learning Policies for Underactuated Biped Locomotion")
06/19 B. S. Manjunath, UCSB ("Computer Vision, Deep Learning and Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges")
07/17 Dmitri Strukov, UCSB ("Alternative Computing with Memristors")
08/21 Tali Freed, Cal Poly SLO ("UAV-RFID for Outdoor Applications")
09/18 Yasamin Mostofi, UCSB ("Robotics Meet Wireless Communications: Opportunities and Challenges")
10/16 Mahnoosh Alizadeh, UCSB ("Sustainable Electric Transportation Systems")
11/20 Roger Helkey, UCSB ("Using Photonics to Make More Energy Efficient Data Centers & Communication")
12/18 Dennis Horwitz, Micronor Inc. ("Awesome Photons—A Fiber Optic Technology Update"), joint with ASME

Previews of Upcoming Events

March 2020 speaker: Dr. Aycan Hacioglu

Affiliation: MathWorks
Title: "Data Analysis and Visualization with MATLAB for Beginners"
Date/Time: Wednedsay, March 18, 2020; 5:30-8:00 PM (food and beverages will be served)
Venue: UCSB campus, Engineering Science Bldg. 1001 (Mesa Rd., near the intersection of Highway 217)
Parking: Structure 10 on Mesa Rd.; $4.00 evening permits, valid from 4:45 PM, are available from dispensers
Links: Event page on IEEE CCS Web site (forthcoming); Venue; Parking directions

Preview: MATLAB is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numerical computation. Using MATLAB, you can solve technical computing problems faster than with traditional programming languages, such as C, C++, and Fortran.
During this introductory technical seminar, we will provide an overview of MATLAB and introduce you to the powerful statistical analysis and visualization capabilities available in the MATLAB product family. We will demonstrate how to acquire, analyze and visualize data, introduce desktop tools for editing and debugging code, and show you how to publish your results.
Highlights include:
- Accessing data from files, spreadsheets and other sources
- Performing statistical analysis, curve and surface fitting routines
- Developing algorithms and applications to automate your workflow
- Generating reports in HTML and other file formats to share your work
We will then wrap up with a hands-on session, interactive MATLAB Onramp training. This will be followed by a short competition with winners getting exciting prizes!
Map of the engineering area of UCSB


February 2020 speaker: Dr. Jerry Gibson

Affiliation: UCSB Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Title: "Compression of Everything"
Date/Time: Wednedsay, February 19, 2020; 6:00 PM (food, beverages), 6:30 PM (talk)
Venue: Rusty's Pizza (large meeting room), 5934 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Links: Event page on IEEE CCS Web site; Speaker's home page;

Preview: Everything you consume or create on your cell phone, laptop, or tablet is compressed or will be. Compression is fundamental to our media-rich society today but is largely hidden behind the physical and network distribution layers. Compression is the representation of a signal in digital form with as few bits as possible while retaining the quality required for the given application. The technologies used for voice, audio, still images, and video all differ but broadly consist of time or frequency domain decompositions, quantization, and lossless coding. The need for compression is established in this talk and details of the compression methods are outlined, with particular emphasis on the signal processingrequired. Developing compression applications for biological signals such as EEG, ECG, and EMG are discussed.

Reports on Past Events

February 2020 special Monday event

Presenter: Nicole Lvoff, Goleta Valley Public Library
Title: "3D-Printing Demonstration"
Date/Time: Monday, February 03, 2020; 5:30 PM
Venue: Goleta Valley Public Library (multipurpose room), 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta, CA 93117
Links: Event page on IEEE CCS Web site; Facebook post; Tweet

A 3D-printer introduction and demo session was held this evening at Goleta Valley Public Library, where two Dagoma 3D-printers are available for educational activities and to print patrons' orders at a cost of $1.00 per hour of printing time (a small object may take 2-3 hours to print). The Library's printers use plastic-corn filaments (Polyplus, Polymax) of various colors.
Nicole Lvoff, one of the librarians familiar with the 3D-printer workings, gave the 15 attendees an overview, helped us navigate Web sites where one can find/create interesting objects to print, and told us how to submit our orders to library staff. Patrons can go to Thingiverse.com, search/browse for various interesting objects, download the object's digital file, and e-mail the file to Library staff at goletavalleylibrary@cityofgoleta.org. Alternatively, a number of services can be used to create custom designs. Here are the Library's recommended user-friendly Web sites: [Cults 3D] [SketchUp] [Tinkercad] [Blender]
Goleta Valley Public Library 3D-printer demo, Photo 1 Goleta Valley Public Library 3D-printer demo, Photo 2 Goleta Valley Public Library 3D-printer demo, Photo 3


January 2020 speaker: Dr. Payam Heydari

Affiliation: UC Irvine (IEEE Distinguished Microwave Lecturer 2019-2021)
Title: "Shattering Fundamental Design Barriers of End-to-End Ultrahigh Data-Rate Transceivers: Direct Modulation in RF Domain"
Date/Time: Wednedsay, January 15, 2020; 6:00 PM (food, beverages), 6:30 PM (talk)
Venue: Rusty's Pizza (large meeting room), 5934 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Links: Event page on IEEE CCS Web site; Speaker's slides; Speaker's home page; DML speaker page

The speaker for our January 15, 2020, technical talk, "Shattering Fundamental Design Barriers of End-to-End Ultrahigh Data-Rate Transceivers: Direct Modulation in RF Domain," was Dr. Payam Heydari, Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of California, Irvine, Fellow of IEEE, and Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Microwave Society, DML 2019-2021 (PhD, USC, 2001; BS & MS, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, 1992 & 1995). Dr. Heydari's other honors and awards can be found on the IEEE CCS event page and DML speaker page, both linked above.
All-digital RF transceivers are reaching their limits that make going beyond 10 Gbps incredibly challenging in silicon technologies. Dr. Heydari elaborated on the nature of the challenges and argued that realizing modulation and demodulation schemes directly in RF domain can take us to data rates of 100 Gbps and beyond. Dr. Heydari then discussed transmitter/receiver chip prototypes developed by his research group to achieve extremely power-efficient 15+ Gbps data rates.
Panoramic photo for Payam Heydari's January 15, 2020, talk (Rusty's Pizza)
Payam Heydari's IEEE CCS talk, photo 2 Payam Heydari's IEEE CCS talk, photo 3 Payam Heydari's IEEE CCS talk, photo 4


December 2019 speaker: Dennis Horwitz

Affiliation: Co-founder and VP Sales & Marketing, Micronor Inc.
Title: "Awesome Photons—A Fiber Optic Technology Update"
Date/Time: Wednedsay, December 18, 2019; 6:00 PM (appetizers), 6:30 PM (banquet dinner), 7:00 PM (talk)
Venue: Mulligan's Cafe & Bar at Santa Barbara Golf Course (3500 McCaw Ave., SB, CA 93105)
Links: Event page on IEEE CCS Web site; Speaker's slides; Company Web site

[Tonight's IEEE Central Coast Section technical meeting had ASME Channel Islands Chapter as a co-sponsor]
In a talk held at Mulligan's Cafe, Santa Barbara Golf Club, and attended by 36 IEEE/ASME members & guests, Mr. Dennis Horwitz (Co-founder and VP Sales & Marketing, Micronor Inc.) spoke under the title "Awesome Photons—A Fiber Optic Technology Update." The gathering doubled as CCS Section's holiday banquet, where end-of-year award certificates were given out by the Section Chair and small gifts were presented to several attendees via random drawings.
Fiber optics has revolutionized the world of communications since its commercial inception nearly 4 decades ago. The technology is about more than pushing data over long distances at bandwidth many thousands of times greater than possible with copper wires. It has been used to create unique sensors and is being applied in manufacturing, energy, aerospace, transportation, medicine, infrastrucure, consumer goods, and art. The cost of applying the technology is still problematic in some cases, but that may change over time. This entertaining and informative talk included an explanation of how fiber optics works and an overview of the technology's current status. Many example applications were cited and described.
Panoramic photo for Dennis Horwitz's December 18, 2019, talk (Mulligan's Cafe)
Dennis Horwitz's IEEE CCS talk, photo 2 Dennis Horwitz's IEEE CCS talk, photo 3 Dennis Horwitz's IEEE CCS talk, photo 5
Dennis Horwitz's IEEE CCS talk, photo 5 Dennis Horwitz's IEEE CCS talk, photo 6 Dennis Horwitz's IEEE CCS talk, photo 7


November 2019 speaker: Dr. Roger Helkey

Substitute for Dr. John Bowers
Affiliation: Assoc. Director, UCSB Institue for Energy Efficiency; West-Coast Assoc. Director, AIM Photonics
Title: "Using Photonics to Make More Energy-Efficient Data Centers & Communication"
Date/Time: Wednedsay, November 20, 2019; 6:00 PM (food, beverages), 6:30 PM (talk)
Venue: Rusty's Pizza (large meeting room), 5934 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Links: Event page on IEEE CCS Web site; Speaker's slides; Speaker's home page

In a sparsely-attended talk (due to glitches in IEEE's e-mail notification and reminder system), Dr. Roger Helkey (Assoc. Director of UCSB Center for Energy Efficiency, and West-Coast Assoc. Director of AIM Photonics) spoke under the title "Using Photonics to Make More Energy Efficient Data Centers & Communication."
Advantages of photonics are twofold: (1) Increasing the interconnect bandwidth density, and (2) Reducing energy consumption in communication, which is emerging as a bigger limitation than the energy used for computation within logic circuits. Without reducing the energy used per communicated bit, the exponential growth in data usage, which drives our information society, would not be sustainable. The use of photonics brings with it the promise of communication over distances from 1 mm to 1 km with the same energy (20 fJ/bit) and simplicity as local electrical wires on a chip.
A focus of research by Dr. Helkey and his co-workers is on using quantum-dot lasers and integration on silicon for low-threshold, high-efficiency sources, capability for operation at higher temperatures, isolator-free implementation, and superior mode-locking.
This talk ties in nicely with our December 18, 2019, talk by Dennis Horwitz, entitled "Awesome Photons—A Fiber Optic Technology Update." Announcements for the latter talk will be coming shortly.
Image for Roger Helkey's November 20, 2019, talk (Rusty's Pizza)
Dr. Roger Helkey's IEEE CCS talk, photo 2
Dr. Roger Helkey's IEEE CCS talk, photo 3
Dr. Roger Helkey's IEEE CCS talk, photo 5


October 2019 speaker: Dr. Mahnoosh Alizadeh

Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, UCSB
Title: "Sustainable Electric Transportation Systems"
Date/Time: Wednedsay, October 16, 2019; 6:00 PM (food, beverages), 6:30 PM (talk)
Venue: Rusty's Pizza (large meeting room), 5934 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Links: Event page on IEEE CCS Web site; Speaker's home page

In a well-attended general talk that generated much spirited discussion, Dr. Mahnoosh Alizadeh (UCSB Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; PhD 2014, UC Davis) outlined the challenges and some solutions in directing our society "Towards Sustainable Electric Transportation Systems."
Everyone agrees that electric vehicles, preferably charged using renewable energy sources, are the way to go. But several challenges remain to be addressed if this worthy goal is to become realizable. While we have come a long way in mitigating the old problem of limited range for electric vehicles, we still need to resolve long wait times at popular charging locations, shifting the charging load to more desirable times of day (e.g., by providing price incentives), upgrading the electric grid infrastructure to support the added load and the changing profile, and coming up with reasonably accurate models for human behavior in the face of varying transportation needs and price incentives.
Professor Alizadeh discussed some parts of her research program, which aims to guide the EV population to use transportation, charging, and power-system infrastructure more efficiently. Her work addresses both long term behavioral and structural modifications, as well as short-term strategies to make the best use of already-available resoruces.
Image for Mahnoosh Alizadh's October 16, 2019, talk (Rusty's Pizza)
Dr. Mahnoosh Alizadeh speaking, photo 1
Sample slide from Dr. Mahnoosh Alizadeh's talk
Dr. Mahnoosh Alizadeh speaking, photo 2


September 2019 speaker: Dr. Yasamin Mostofi

Affiliation: Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, UCSB
Title: "Robotics Meet Wireless Communications: Opportunities and Challenges"
Date/Time: Wednedsay, September 18, 2019; 6:00 PM (food, beverages), 6:30 PM (talk)
Venue: Rusty's Pizza (large meeting room), 5934 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Links: Event page on IEEE CCS Web site; Speaker's home page

Abstract: Recent years have seen a great progress in the area of robotics. Communication signals are also ubiquitous these days. In this talk, I will explore the opportunities and challenges at this intersection, for sensing and communication.
In the first part of the talk, I will focus on robotic sensing, and ask the following question: "Can everyday communication signals, such as WiFi signals, give new sensing capabilities to unmanned vehicles?" For instance, imagine two unmanned vehicles arriving behind thick concrete walls. Can they image every square inch of the invisible area through the walls with only WiFi signals? I will show that this is indeed possible, and discuss how our methodology for the co-optimization of path planning and communication has enabled the first demonstration of 3D imaging through walls with only drones and WiFi. I will also discuss other new RF sensing capabilities that have emerged from our approach, such as the first demonstration of through-wall crowd counting and occupancy analytics with only WiFi signals, without relying on people to carry a device, or the first demonstration of person identification through walls with only WiFi signals.
In the second part of the talk, I will focus on communication-aware robotics, a term we coined to refer to robotic systems that explicitly take communication issues into account in their decision making. This is an emerging area of research that not only allows a team of unmanned vehicles to attain the desired connectivity during their operation, but can also extend the connectivity of the existing communication systems through the use of mobility. I will then discuss our latest results along this line. I will show how each robot can realistically model the impact of channel uncertainty for the purpose of path planning. I will then show how the unmanned vehicles can properly co-optimize their communication, sensing and navigation objectives under resource constraints. This co-optimized approach can result in a significant performance improvement and resource saving, as we shall see. I will also discuss the role of human collaboration in these networks.
Dr. Yasamin Mostofi: Portrait Dr. Yasamin Mostofi: Through-the-wall imaging Dr. Yasamin Mostofi: Communication-aware robotics

August 2019 speaker: Dr. Tali Freed

Affiliation: Professor, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Department, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Title: "UAV-RFID for Outdoor Applications"
Date/Time: Wednedsay, August 21, 2019; 6:00 PM (food, beverages), 6:30 PM (talk)
Venue: Flightline Restaurant and Lounge (large meeting room), 521 Firestone Rd., Goleta, CA 93117
Links: Event page on IEEE CCS Web site; Speaker's home page; 54-minute video of talk

Dr. Freed's talk consisted of three parts. In the first part, she introduced PolyGAIT (Cal Poly's Interdisciplinary Center for Global Automatic Identification Technologies, which she directs), including its mission, collaboraters, and ongoing projects. In the rest of her talk, Dr. Freed discussed two specific ongoing projects.
The first project entails optimizing a UAV-RFID cattle search tour, with the goal of allowing a UAV with limited battery life to optimally scan a pasture for RFID-tagged cattle to determine their locations. Such problems are known to be NP-hard in general, but when the UAV is equipped with long-range sensing capability, the number of cells, the centers of which must be visited to ensure complete coverage of the pasture, is small enough to allow the determination of an optimal tour with acceptable computation time.
The second project concerns the efficient management of oil-field equipment inventory. In way of an example, Dr. Freed mentioned that the tubes forming part of a drilling shaft are tagged with their properties and history, making it easy to locate and use an appropriate set of tubes for a specific drilling task. In this and the previous application, use of a UAV along with RFID tags replaces the labor-intensive process of collecting the required information manually.
The RFID tags used can be active or passive, each category coming in different varieties (with respect to range, say) that affect their costs. The more valuable the assets being managed, the higher the cost that can be justified for RFID tags. As an example, the use of higher-cost, and thus more capable, tags can be justified when race-horses, as opposed to cows, are being monitored.
The talk was preceded by a buffet dinner and followed by a lively discussion period, with many interesting questions and comments. [More photos from Dr. Freed's talk, courtesy of Chris Arnoult.]
Image for Tali Freed's August 21, 2019, talk (Flightline Restaurant and Lounge)
Four photos for Tali Freed's August 21, 2019, talk (Flightline Restaurant and Lounge)
Flyer for Tali Freed's August 21, 2019, talk (Flightline Restaurant and Lounge)



July 2019 speaker: Dr. Dmitri Strukov

Affiliation: Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSB
Distinguished Lecturer: IEEE Nanotachnology Council
Title: "Alternative Computing with Memristors"
Date/Time: Wednedsay, July 17, 2019; 6:00 PM (food, beverages), 6:30 PM (talk)
Venue: Goleta Public Library (multipurpose room), 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta, CA 93117
Links: Event page on IEEE CCS Web site; Slides (forthcoming); Speaker's home page

Dr. Strukov is one of the pioneers of memristive (resistive switching) technology and its applications. Memristors offer two key properties that are essential to brain-inspired or neuromorphic computing: High device density and nonvolatile storage. Dr. Strukov's recent focus has been on metal-oxide memristors, whose 3D version resolves Feynman grand challenge of implementing an 8-bit adder in 50-nm cube. Dr. Strukov covered the application of memristors to neuromorphic and alternative-style computing. He also planned to discuss his lab's work on memristor-based security primitives, but there was insufficient time to do so. Slides for Dr. Strukov's talk will be posted to this page for those who could not attend and interested individuals who would like to review the material not covered.
Image for Dmitri Strukov's July 19, 2019, talk (Goleta Public Library multipurpose room)
Four slides for Dmitri Strukov's July 19, 2019, talk (Goleta Public Library multipurpose room)
Four more slides for Dmitri Strukov's July 19, 2019, talk (Goleta Public Library multipurpose room)


June 2019 speaker: Dr. B. S. Manjunath

Affiliation: Distinguished Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSB
Title: "Computer Vision, Deep Learning and Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges"
Date/Time: Wednedsay, June 19, 2019; 6:00 PM (food, beverages), 6:30 PM (talk)
Venue: Rusty's Pizza (large meeting room), 5934 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Links: Event page on IEEE CCS Web site; Speaker's home page
Image for B. S. Manjunath's June 19, 2019, talk (Rusty's Pizza meeting room)



May 2019 speaker: Dr. Katie Byl

Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSB
Title: "Mesh-Based Tools to Analyze Deep Reinforcement Learning Policies for Underactuated Biped Locomotion"
Date/Time: Wednedsay, May 15, 2019; 6:00 PM (food, beverages), 6:30 PM (talk)
Venue: Rusty's Pizza (large meeting room), 5934 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Links: Event page on IEEE CCS Web site; Speaker's home page; Report of the talk on Facebook

[Summary of notes from Dr. Byl, with suggested references and videos: Here is a very good YouTube tutorial describing the algorithm we used: Proximal Policy Optimization (PPO). We actually use the PPO2 implementation by OpenAI, but it's basically PPO. Also, here is the DeepMind video I showed (which is linked to a paper on arXiv). Key takeaways are that there are a lot of hyperparameters to be tuned for this sort of stuff to work for a new problem, and there aren't good methods for verifying/quantifying robustness. Here is some work using deep reinforcement learning for a real quadruped robot in Switzerland (ETH Zurich). We were very excited by the video but a bit more deflated by the actual paper. Little detail was given to any sort of meta-strategy for parameter tuning (which seemed to involve potentially lengthy hand-tuning/guessing by one or more graduate students). Our group is interested in understanding what's actually going on (within a high-dimensional state space) when deep reinforcement learning "works" vs. not, to avoid hand-tuning and to better understand the resulting closed-loop dynamics.]

April 2019 speaker: Dr. Pradeep Sen

Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSB
Title: "Monte Carlo Denoising"
Date/Time: Wednedsay, April 17, 2019; 6:00 PM (pizza and refreshments), 6:30 PM (talk)
Venue: Rusty's Pizza (large meeting room), 5934 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Links: Event page on IEEE CCS Web site; Speaker's home page; Brief report on the talkImage for Pradeep Sen's April 17, 2019, talk (Disney/Pixar)



March 2019 speaker: Dr. Walter L. Whipple

Affiliation: Independent consultant; Several IEEE positions, including former Chair of IEEE CCS
Title: "Job Shopping for Fun and Profit: A Step-by-Step Guide to Temporary Assignments in the Gig Economy"
Date/Time: Wednedsay, March 20, 2019; 6:00 PM (pizza, salad, beverages), 6:30 PM (talk)
Venue: Rusty's Pizza (large meeting room), 5934 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Links: Event page on IEEE CCS Web site


February 2019 speaker: Dr. Behrooz Parhami

Affiliation: Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSB
Title: "Promoting Technological Literacy through Mathematical and Logical Puzzles"
Date/Time: Wednedsay, February 20, 2019; 6:00 PM (pizza, salad, beverages), 6:30 PM (talk)
Venue: Rusty's Pizza (large meeting room), 5934 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Links: Event page on IEEE CCS Web site; PDF slides; Speaker's home page
Image for Behrooz Parhami's February 20, 2019, talk