Past Lectures

"Machine learning for Signal Processing"
Prof. RaviKumar, CS and ES Departments, SSU
Thursday, April 17, 2014

"Next Generation Cellular & WLAN - Networks, Devices and Services"
Mr. John Harmon, , Applications Planning and Marketing Manager, Agilent Technologies
Thursday, April 3, 2014

"CMOS comparators: Basic Circuits All Over Again"
Dr. Tom Matthew, Chair of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Department, CSU, Sacramento
Thursday, March 27, 2014

"Analyzing and Avoiding Failures in Electronics and Life"
Ms. Julie Silk, Environmental Compliance Program Manager, EMG Customer Experience and Quality, Agilent Technologies
Thursday, March 6, 2014

"Programmable Networks: How software programmability and automation transform networks, improve performance and reduce costs"
Mr. Steve West, Chief Technical Officer, Cyan
Thursday, February 20, 2014

"Electronic measurement uncertainty and implications"
Mr. Ken Wong, Manager, Agilent Technologies
Thursday, February 6, 2014

"An International Teaching Experience: Challenges and Rewards"
Dr. Farid Farahmand, Engineering Science Dept., SSU
Thursday, November 21, 2013

"Electrochromic Windows Based on Reduction /Oxidation Reactions: A Review"
Dr. Nilgun Ozer, Director of Student Resource Center and MESA Engineering Program, SFSU
Thursday, November 7, 2013

"Developing Environmental Sensor Networks at the SSU Preserves: Opportunities for Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration"
Dr. Claudia Luke, Director of Field Stations and Nature Preserves, SSU
Thursday, October 17, 2013

"High Frequency Design On PCB"
Mr. Tamir Moran, Principal Hardware Engineer, National Instruments
Thursday, October 3, 2013

"Design and Testing Challenges of Consumer Devices in High Volume Manufacturing"
Mr. Bela Szendrenyi, Senior R&D Design Consultant, Advantest America Inc.
Thursday, September 19, 2013

"Breakthrough Precision in RF and Microwave Field Measurements"
Mr. Steve Westerman, Handheld Products R&D Project Manager, Agilent Technologies
Thursday, September 5, 2013

"Overview of Digital IC Design"
Mr. Ryan Hirth, Technical Director, Broadcom
Thursday, April 18, 2013

"Concept to Product to Profit"
Mr. Bill Seidel, President & CEO, America Invents
Thursday, April 4, 2013

"Modeling and Managing Computers' Power Consumption"
Dr. Suzzane Rivoire, Computer Science Dept., Sonoma State University
Thursday, March 14, 2013

"MIMO Wireless Communication Networks: Challenges and Future Perspectives"
Dr. Charan Lichtfield, Visiting Professor, University of Greenwich, UK
Thursday, March 7, 2013

"Metamaterials: A New Frontier in Engineering Science"
Dr. Haider Khaleel, Engineering Science Dept., Sonoma State University
Thursday, February 21, 2013

"WAN's Role in the Cloud - Dynamic Optimized Bandwidth"
Ms. Beth Perry, Vice President, Global Strategic Sales, Ciena
Thursday, November 15, 2012

"Internet Technology: Liberating or Controlling"
Dr. Farid Farahmand, Engineering Science Department, Sonoma State University
Thursday, November 1, 2012

"Energy Efficient Networking"
Mr. Wael Diab, Senior Technical Director, Office of the CTO, Broadcom
Thursday, October 18, 2012

"Low Power Analog IC Design for Biomedical Devices"
Dr. Stephen O'Driscoll, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis
Thursday, October 4, 2012

"PG&E's Smart Grid, a Foundation for a Sustainable Electric System"
Ms. Suna Taymaz & Mr. Dan Pearson, Managers, Smart Grid & Technology Integration, PG&E
Thursday, September 20, 2012

"Design Aspects and Performance Parameters of Microwave Signal Sources"
Dr. Salam Marougi, Expert Engineer, Agilent Technology
Thursday, September 6, 2012

"Cloud Networking"
Dr. Patrick Pfeffer, Senior Director of Strategy, Juniper Networks
Thursday, April 19, 2012

"Circuit Simulation for Computer-Aided Design"
Dr. David Root: Agilent Research Fellow, and Dr. Radek Biernacki: Senior Member of Technical Staff, both IEEE Fellow
Thursday, April 5, 2012

"Emerging Trend in Engaging Engineering Tools to Biological Research"
Prof. Lily Chen, Biology Dept., SFSU & Mr. Stefan Jenkins, Field Service Engineer, Agilent Technologies
Thursday, March 15,2012

"An Introduction to Photovoltaic Energy Production"
Mr. Peter Hoberg, VP Marketing, Solmetric, Sebastopol, CA
Thursday, March 1, 2012

"Reaching for the Saturn system with the Cassini spacecraft"
Dr. Essam Marouf, Prof., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, SJSU
Thursday, February 16, 2012

"Drug Discovery Against Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Computer Science Perspective"
Dr. Rahul Singh, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Computer Science & Assoc. Director, Center for Computing in Life Sciences, San Francisco State University
Thursday, February 2, 2012

"Medical Device Product Design: Developing Today's Technologies to Address Tomorrow's Challenges"
Dr. Joseph Berglund, R&D Product Development Manager, Medtronic CardioVascular
Thursday, November 17

"Aging Research and Care in the Era of Personalized Genetics and Genomics"
Dr. Mooney, Associate Professor, Buck Institute
Thursday, November 3

"High Repetition Rate Optical Coherence Tomography Using Single-Chip Wavelength Tunable Lasers"
Dr. Dennis Derickson, Chair, EE Dept. California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
Thursday, October 20

"Beyond Electronics: Exploring microwave measurement applications in the Life Sciences and at the Nanoscale"
Dr. Roger Stancliff, CTO, Microwave Measurements, Agilent Technologies Component Test Division
Thursday, October 6

"Low Power CMOS Circuits for Biomedical Applications"
Dr. Jack Ou, Assistant Professor, Engineering Science Department, Sonoma State University
Thursday, September 15

"Wireless communication - Where is it all headed?"
Mr. John Harmon, Business Development Manager for Wireless R&D in the Electronic Measurements Group of Agilent Technologies
Thursday, September 1

"WDM Transport Networks"
Mr. Scott Pradels, VP Engineering, Cyan Optics
Thursday, April 28, 2011

"Power Optimized Solar Panels / PV Systems: Where is the value?"
Mr. Kamran Shamsvari, President and CEO, Xandex Inc.
Thursday, April 14, 2011

"The Architecture of Radio Receivers: Past and Present"
Mr. Bruce Erickson, Engineering Scientist, Agilent Technologies
Thursday, March 17, 2011

"RoboEthics; Challenges in Engineering Ethical Machines"
Prof. John Sullins, Philosophy Department, Sonoma State, University
Thursday, March 3, 2011

"Optical Filters and Their Applications"
Dr. Robert Sargent, Coating Development Manager, Custom Optics Product Group, JDSU
Thursday, February 17, 2011

"The Invention of Integrated Circuit"
Dr. Don Estreich, Adjunct Professor, ES Dept., SSU
Thursday, February 3, 2011

"10 GB Fiber to the Home"
Dr. Glenn Kramer, Technical Director, Ethernet Access, Broadcom Corp.
Thursday, November 18, 2010

"Application Driven Network Transformations"
Mr. Richard Lopez, Director of Packet Technology Products, Cyan Optics
Thursday, November 4, 2010

"It's Good to Live Near a Star: An Introduction to Photovoltaic Energy Production"
Paul Hernday, Applications Engineer, Solmetric
Thursday, October 21, 2010

"Analysis of Transcriptomes by Deep Sequencing"
Dr. Thomas Wu, Sr. Scientist, Genentech
Thursday, October 7, 2010

"Introduction to Medical Device Product Realization: From Bench to Bedside"
Dr. Lal Ninan, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Medtronic Vascular, Medtronics
Thursday, September 16, 2010

"Nonlinear Analog Behavioral Modeling of Microwave Devices and Circuits"
Dr. David Root, Agilent Research Fellow & IEEE Fellow
Thursday, September 2, 2010

"Nanostructures through electro-deposition"
Dr. Hongtao Shi, Physics Dept., Sonoma State University
Thursday, April 15, 2010

"The next wave in wireless technology: challenges and solutions"
Prof. Andrea Goldsmith, Stanford University & IEEE Fellow
Thursday, April 1, 2010

"Performance Evaluation and Optimization of the Teleimmersion System"
Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy, EECS Dept., UC Berkeley
Thursday, March 18, 2010

"IC design challenges in nano-scale era: technology and circuits perspective"
Dr. Hamid Mahmoodi, EE Dept., San Francisco State University
Thursday, March 4, 2010

"From nano to giga, measurement technologies and us"
Dr. Ken Wong, Manager, Agilent Technologies
Thursday, February 18, 2010

"Recent advances in solid-state laser technology"
Dr. Shally Saraf, ES Dept., Sonoma State University
Thursday, November 19, 2009

"Trends in Cardiovascular Devices"
Mr. Matt Birdsall, Cardio Vascular S&T Director of Engineering & Bakken Fellow, Medtronic
Thursday, November 5, 2009

"Deep packet inspection, net neutrality and you"
Mr. Jim Sackman, VP of Access Development Strategy, Tellabs
Thursday, October 15, 2009

"MEMS In The 21st Century"
Mr. Mike Powers, Engineering Scientist, Agilent Technologies
Thursday, October 1, 2009

"Breaking the Error Floor of LDPC codes"
Prof. Venkat Anantharam, EECS Dept., UC Berkeley
Thursday, September 17, 2009

"Modern methods for testing RF components"
Dr. Joel Dunsmore, R&D Fellow, Agilent Technologies
Thursday, September 3, 2009

"Energy Technology and the Carbon Imperative: The Case for an Audacious New Vision"
Prof. Alexandra Von Meier, Environmental Studies & Planning Dept., SSU
Thursday, April 23, 2009

"Restriction on Hazardous Substance (ROHS)"
Dr. Don Estreich, RoHS Coordinator, Advanced Development, Technology and Services, Agilent Technologies
Thursday, April 2, 2009

"Telecom 2020"
Dr. Patrick Pfeffer, Director of Strategy and Planning, Juniper Networks
Thursday, March 19, 2009

"Signal Integrity Challenges and the Engineering Tools that Solve These Problems"
Mr. Mike Resso, Product Manager, Signal Integrity Applications, Component Test Division, Agilent Technologies
Thursday, March 5, 2009

"Pen-based Computing at SSU"
Prof. RaviKumar, CS and ES Departments, SSU
Thursday, February 19, 2009

"Municipal wireless mesh as a broadband platform"
Dr. Mudhafar Hassan-Ali, System Architect, Zhone Technologies
Thursday, February 5, 2009

"Cool Technologies to Save Energy, Improve Air Quality and Counter Global Warming"
Dr. Hashem Akbari, Group Leader and Senior Scientist, Lawrence
Berkeley National Laboratory
Thursday, November 20, 2008

"An Overview of the Principles of Speech Coding"
Prof. Tokunbo Ogunfunmi, EE, Santa Clara University
Thursday, November 6, 2008

"Ad-hoc Wireless Sensor Networks"
Prof. Ali Kooshesh, CS, SSU
Thursday, October 16, 2008

"Challenges of Hardware Design at Microwave Frequencies"
Dr. Mario Righi, R&D Project Manager, Agilent Technologies
Thursday, October 2, 2008

"Ethernet PON and Fiber Access"
Mr. Ed Boyd, Chief Technology Officer, Teknovus
Thursday, September 18, 2008

"Test and Measurement Challenges in the Digital Communications Era"
Dr. Salam Marougi, Expert Engineer, Agilent Technologies
Thursday, September 4, 2008

"An overview of IT Security Forensics"
Prof. Manu Malek, Stevens Institute of Technology, IEEE Fellow & Distinguished Lecturer
Thursday, April 17, 2008

"Xtreme science and engineering-a national level research and technology overview"
Dr. Mo Dehgani, Div. Leader of New Technologies Engineering Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Thursday, April 3, 2008

"Optical Access Deployments, Trends and Future Considerations"
Mr. Jim Sackman, VP and CTO, Tellabs
Thursday, March 20, 2008

"Thin is Beautiful: Thin Film Transistor Technology and Circuits for Driving OLED Displays"
Prof. Robert Bowman, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
Thursday, March 6, 2008

"Voice and Video Over Wireless Networks"
Prof. Jerry Gibson. UC Santa Barbara
Thursday, February 21, 2008

"Bioinformatics in the Drug Development Process"
Dr. Thomas Wu, Genentech
Thursday, February 7, 2008

"Error Reduction Techniques in MIMO Wireless Communications"
Professor Zhi Ding, UC Davis
Thursday, November 15, 2007

"Lasers: Magic, Wavelengths and Pulsewidths"
Dr. Will Grossman, JDS Uniphase
Thursday, October 18, 2007

"Video Convergence for Mobile Industry"
Mr. Unmesh Mehta, Dilithium Networks
Thursday, September 20, 2007

"Wireless Mesh Networks: An Application Perspective"
by Dr. Prasant Mohapatra, UC Davis
Thursday, April 19, 2007

"Optical Filters and Their Applications"
by Mr. Robert Sargent, JDS Uniphase
Thursday, March 15, 2007

"The Upcoming Revolution in Construction"
by Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis, USC
Thursday, February 15, 2007

"DRUG ELUTING STENTS - Bridging the Gap Between Engineering and Pharmacology" by Dr. Josiah N. "Cy" Wilcox, Vice President and Resident Scholar of Science & Technology at Medtronic Vascular
Thursday, November 16, 2006

“Molecular Scale Measurements” by Dr. Jim Hollenhorst, Vice President and Director of the Molecular Technology Lab, Agilent Technologies
Thursday, October 19, 2006

“Buck Starts Here” by Dr. James Kovach, President and COO, Buck Institute for Age Research
Thursday, September 20, 2006