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Home Automation Panel Discussion - TWIN CITIES C16 CHAPTER on 08-December-2014
The Twin Cities Computer Society offers a panel presentation on Home Automation: What are the standards, who makes the products and what benefits do they offer? This meeting is rescheduled from Nov. 10th which was snowed out.

Home Automation starts with a more convenient way to operate lights and expands to video surveillance and security functions. Hear the discussion of those who have implemented home automation systems and learn what they use their systems to do. If you hear a noise in the night, can you press one button and light the place up? Can you identify who is at the door without actually going there to see who it is? Can you be sure the garage door is truly closed before you go to bed?

All are welcome, IEEE membership is not required.

Posted on: 11/19/2014 09:32:29 PM


IEEE SP/COM Distinguished Lecture Starkey Labs Monday 4:30PM 12-01-2014 - TWIN CITIES SP01/COM19 CHAPTER on 01-December-2014
Topic: Phase-Unexplored Wilderness in Signal Enhancement
Speaker: Dr. Akihiko Sugiyama
Location: Starkey Hearing Technologies, 6600 Washington Ave S, Eden Prairie

Posted on: 11/16/2014 03:19:02 PM


IEEE SP/COM Distinguished Lecture UofM Keller Hall Monday 10AM 12-01-2014 - TWIN CITIES SP01/COM19 CHAPTER on 01-December-2014
Topic: 30 Years of Audio Coding: -- How we arrived at audio playback in iPhone and its underlying technology
Speaker: Dr. Akihiko Sugiyama
Location: UofM, Room 3-180 Keller Hall, 200 Union St SE, Minneapolis

Posted on: 11/16/2014 02:37:18 PM


Joint Seminar - IEEE SP/COM Chapter at UofM 5PM 11-20-2014 - TWIN CITIES SP01/COM19 CHAPTER on 20-November-2014
Topic: Reduction of audible noise and enhancement of speech: Real-time algorithms and applications
Speaker: Professor Issa M.S. Panahi
Location: 401 Walter Library, University of Minnesota

Posted on: 11/16/2014 02:10:23 PM


Twin Cities Instrumentation & Measurement Chapter Meeting - TWIN CITIES IM09 CHAPTER on 20-November-2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
4:00 - 6:00 PM

“Stay in Business and Out of the Courtroom: How to help your company avoid product liability claims”

Timothy J. Mattson, Partner at Bowman and Brooke LLP

Bowman and Brooke partner Tim Mattson will present on current issues and trends in product liability claims and how they might impact your company. Tim will cover specific steps you can take to avoid such claims, and what to do if you come under fire.

Bowman and Brooke LLP is a nationally recognized trial firm with one of the largest product liability practices in the country. The firm’s nearly 200 attorneys defend a variety of corporate clients, including many Global 500 and internationally based companies, in widely publicized catastrophic injury and wrongful death matters, and in other complex litigation throughout all 50 states. Bowman and Brooke’s lawyers regularly represent their clients and try cases in courthouses across the United States. The firm has offices in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Detroit, San Jose, Los Angeles, Richmond, Columbia, Dallas, Austin and San Diego. For more information on the firm visit: www.bowmanandbrooke.com.

As a veteran trial lawyer in product liability, commercial and intellectual property matters, Tim Mattson has represented clients in jurisdictions all over the United States. He has tried cases in Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin. In fact, he has been to verdict in multiple states: from Alaska to Florida, Vermont to California, as well as Quebec, Canada.

Tim has defended product liability and personal injury claims involving a wide range of products, including automobiles, sport utility vehicles, industrial refrigeration equipment, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, personal watercrafts, tractors, heavy loaders, buses, motorcycles, spray guns, plastic winding machines, industrial grinders, batteries, anhydrous ammonia and LP gas handling equipment, and lawn and garden equipment.

For more than 25 years, Tim has had a particular focus defending vehicle manufacturers, including cars, trucks, SUVs, ATVs, UTVs, snowmobiles and motorcycles. He has dealt with nearly every type of claim a vehicle faces—rollovers, stability control, fuel systems, brakes, crashworthiness, fires, seats, vehicle structures, door latches, etc. A transmission design engineer for John Deere in his earlier days, Tim is at ease with the scientific, technical and mechanical issues common to his clients and their cases. He’s also been awarded four patents for his engineering work. At John Deere, he specialized in the design of transmission components and hydraulic transmission control valves. Tim has been a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers for more than 35 years, and is also a member of the Defense Research Institute.

Sandwiches, snacks, cookies and beverages will be provided.

It is that time of year again for our I&M officer elections. If you are interested in any of the officer positions (chair, vice-chair, treasurer or secretary), please let me know and I will be sure to get you on the ballot.

Bowman and Brooke is located downtown Minneapolis at the corner of 5th and Marquette, adjacent to the Nicollet Mall stop for both the Green and Blue Metro transit light rail lines as well as many bus routes. Parking in their building gets to be about $21 if you go over 3 hours. You can enter the building parking garage at 5th and Marquette or 5th and 2nd Avenue. There is a ramp at the corner of 4th and Marquette that is slightly cheaper (around $15), and connects to their building via skyway.

Posted on: 11/6/2014 07:58:52 AM


Successful Magnetic Design Within a GaN System - TWIN CITIES PEL35 CHAPTER on 20-November-2014
GaN technology is fast becoming a very popular option in a wide number of applications. The dramatic rise in the popularity of Galium Nitride (GaN) technology is due to the very significant benefits it provides. Among these benefits, high switching frequencies and high operating temperatures can have a significant impact on the performance of a system´s magnetic components. In this presentation, Welly Chou, Design Engineering Manager at Precision Inc., discusses key design parameters that are critical to a successful magnetic design within a GaN system.

Posted on: 11/1/2014 03:56:53 PM


Smart Grid & Substation Automation Tutorial - TWIN CITIES PE31 CHAPTER on 16-December-2014
We’re pleased to announce a half day tutorial with the Distinguished Lecture Program on Smart Grid & Substation Automation. The DLP is supported by PES and provides the opportunity for each chapter to bring in a distinguished engineer once per year. This year we will have the pleasure of John McDonald P.E. from GE Energy Management-Digital Energy. He is the Director of Technical Strategy and Policy Development at GE, and has presented on this tutorial topic many times.

Cost: Free!
Coffee and pastries will be provided in the morning, and there will be box lunches.

Posted on: 10/27/2014 11:01:32 AM


Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 06-January-2015
The January 2015 executive committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for January 6th. The official start time will be 5:00pm, with networking beginning at 4:45pm.

The location is the Broadway Ridge Office Suite north of downtown Minneapolis. No RSVP is required, but please notify the event organizer if you are bringing 1 or more guests. Look for us in the basement level in conference room A.

Posted on: 10/13/2014 02:01:51 PM


IEEE Twin Cities Section: 2015 Officers and Volunteers Training - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 10-January-2015

The Minneapolis-St. Paul section is kicking off 2015 with our yearly IEEE training session! All Section Executive Committee members including section officers, chapter officers, standing committee chairs, student chapter officers and student advisors are strongly requested to attend. All other current volunteers or those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend.

EVENT INFO: Sign up here | Directions | Parking | Free event | Please sign up by 08-January

This is going to be a full and exciting morning with the opportunity to meet and network with other section volunteers and the section officers. We look forward to seeing all of you there.

Posted on: 10/10/2014 12:14:35 PM


Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 02-December-2014
The December 2014 executive committee meeting will take place on December 2nd, 2014. The official start time will be 5:00pm, with networking beginning at 4:45pm.

The location is the Broadway Ridge Office Suite north of downtown Minneapolis. No RSVP is required, but please notify the event organizer using the "email meeting contact..." hyperlink below if you are bringing 1 or more guests. Look for us in the basement level in conference room A.

Posted on: 9/3/2014 08:58:25 PM


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