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Wednesday, Oct 25, 2023 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm          IEEE – The Technical Society for the Future 1

This dinner meeting will feature 2023 IEEE President-Elect Tom Coughlin speaking about his plans as 2024 IEEE President, as well as how IEEE has enabled his career.


Tuesday, Oct 10, 2023 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          Deepfakes: The Risks and The Opportunities 2  Deepfakes: The Risks and The Opportunities 3

A Deepfake is a photo, video, or audio file that has been digitally altered or created to misrepresent or enhance reality. If AI is trained to detect Deepfakes, of course the detection can only be as good as the suitability of the training data set for the challenge it is facing during inference. At the stage of inference, the AI uses the weights calculated during training to predict Deepfakes.


Wednesday, Sep 13, 2023 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm  The Life and Work of Gordon Moore: Stories of Tradition and Revolution 5
Location: none 

This presentation will survey the life and work of Gordon E. Moore as presented by David C. Brock, co-author of the book "Moore’s Law: The Life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley’s Quiet Revolutionary."


Jano Banks , Shasta Angels
Tuesday, Sep 12, 2023 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          HDMI: How a Nerdy Serial Link Became a Household Name 7  HDMI: How a Nerdy Serial Link Became a Household Name 8

This talk will tell the story of how a small company made HDMI a household name.


Friday, Jul 21, 2023 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm          How A Toxic Workplace Environment Impacts Employee Engagement 10
Location: Hacker Dojo 

You will learn the importance of effective communication tools for executives and newly promoted managers, and why every leader needs to worry about toxic culture.


Wednesday, Jul 12, 2023 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

David Bondurant reviews 50 years of Semiconductor and Computer Technology History, using his personal life story to provide background to highlight the driving forces behind the $52B CHIPS Act, passed in 2022, and Matt Francis will review the details of the legislation.


Tuesday, Jun 13, 2023 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems 14

In this talk, Mario Garcia will discuss current trends in cybersecurity threats, and how CISA works to reduce risk and improve the resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure. CNSV member David Snyder will present additional details on Industrial Control Systems cybersecurity.


Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Road transportation is undergoing a major transformation with the advent of ridesharing, autonomous driving, and vehicle electrification. Using examples from research on capacitive wireless charging (as opposed to the more common inductive techniques), which leverage very high frequency power electronics, this talk will highlight the opportunities and challenges in dynamic wireless charging of electric vehicles.


Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Two people who are both doctors and professors will discuss the difference between lifespan and healthspan. This can help all of us.


Tuesday, May 2, 2023 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          Stan Mazor: Reflections on Gordon Moore, Fairchild, and Intel 17  Stan Mazor: Reflections on Gordon Moore, Fairchild, and Intel 18

This event will be a conversation with Stan Mazor as led by Brian Berg, during which he will reflect on his years at Fairchild, Intel, and beyond, including his memories of working with Gordon Moore, and peppered with stories about the earliest Intel microprocessors.


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