IEEE Buenaventura
January 2018 Newsletter

In This Issue

Local IEEE Events

  Jan 18: Top Secret AirplanesCLU
  Jan 31: Smart Drug Delivery Device Design and Development ProcessCLU

Other IEEE Announcements

  There is Still Time to Renew for 2018
  IEEE Circuits and Systems Announcements

Reports on Previous Events

  MIMO Radar Series by Dr. Shunqiao Sun

Sponsors and Job Opportunities

  Advanced Personnel ProfilesStaffing & Recruiting Since 1995
  Wiggins Lift Co.Electrical Engineer
  Ameriprise FinancialD. F. Rick Speidel, Financial Advisor
  Syntesis GlobalManagement Consulting

Local IEEE Events

January 18, 2017
Top Secret Airplanes

Pizza and Networking: 6:30 PM
Presentation: 7:00 PM
Speaker: Tapio Kartalia
Free admission. Register at

The Presentation covers a summary of the procedure required to create a brand new airplane. The three aircraft design steps, the conceptual, the preliminary, and the detailed design phases are discussed with an introduction to various aircraft design constraints and design aspects.

The discussion is mainly focused on three Lockheed Skunk Works airplanes each of which advanced the state of the art in aeronautics by leaps and bounds. The U-2 Dragon Lady, the SR-71 Blackbird, and the F-117 Nighthawk (Stealth Fighter) are all considered to be among the greatest in the history of Aeronautics.

About the Speaker
Tapio Kartiala has over 45 years’ experience as an Aerospace Structures Engineer, and over 35 years teaching experience as an adjunct teacher at Los Angeles Valley College in the Engineering Department. He earned his Master’s degree from USC, and a Bachelor’s degree from UCLA. He has a Professional Engineer’s License from the State of California, an Engineering Instructor’s Credential from the Los Angeles Community College District, and two U.S. patents. In 2005 he founded SETLA (Scientists, Engineers and Technicians Leadership Association), and he has many years of community involvement as a member of the North Hills Jaycees, an officer of S.O.L.I.D. (Supporters of Law enforcement In Devonshire), a member of the Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce, and supporting the Granada Hills Rotary community projects.

CLU - Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
California Lutheran University
130 Overton Court
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

Parking: Free parking is available in the lot east of the Gilbert building. Additional free parking is available in the lot on the southwest corner of Olsen and Mountclef. Do not park in the faculty/staff/reserved lots.

Presented by:  IEEE Buenaventura Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Chapter

Flyer (PDF)

January 31, 2017
Smart Drug Delivery Device Design and Development Process

Dinner (optional): Available at 6:00 PM for $12, payable at the door.
Presentation (free): 7:00 PM
Speaker: Victory Yin
Free admission to presentation. Register at

Along with advancement of chemical and biological technology, new medicine and medicine carrier have been introduced to market. The traditional drug administration solution can’t meet the new drug specified target efficacy requirement. As a result of the pharmaceutical industry growing, the new technology for modern drug delivery applications has been considered and adopted. Painless, needless, mobilization, personalization and smartness solutions have been steadily investigated, invested, developed and commercialized in the last decades. The innovation of the way to make drug administering more convenient and more effective has been accelerated. With incentives from all directions, the smart technology has been focused in the drug delivery development and the growing has been strong ever since. The smart technology that have been used in the drug dispense industry are mobile, portable, wearable, low energy, personalization, privacy, mesh network and cloud computing. In my presentation, I will present these technologies, their potentials and challenges for the future drug delivery devices.

About the Speaker
Victory Yin is currently a principal engineer in Amgen, specialized in drug delivery device and connectivity design assurance and development since 2012. Before that, he was a medical device engineer in HP/Agilent/Philips medical and healthcare business group specialized in manufacturing, quality assurance, hardware design, and medical data processing for ECG cardiograph products, where he was the lead of SQE teams on test architecture design and software verification and validation for Philips ECG Management System, Holter ambulatory ECG product and PageWriter Resting ECG devices.

Victory received a master's degree in Computer Science from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, and master's and bachelor's degrees both in Electrical Engineering from East China University of Since and Technology in Shanghai.

CLU - Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
California Lutheran University
130 Overton Court
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

Parking: Free parking is available in the lot east of the Gilbert building. Additional free parking is available in the lot on the southwest corner of Olsen and Mountclef. Do not park in the faculty/staff/reserved lots.

Presented by: IEEE Buenaventura Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Chapter

Visit the EMBS chapter web site for details on other upcoming events

Other IEEE Announcements

There is Still Time to Renew for 2018

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You can renew your annual membership at  If you have already renewed, we thank you for your support, and look forward to being your professional partner in 2018.

Please note that if you have retired or become unemployed, IEEE can help by discounting your annual membership dues by 50%. For more information, please visit IEEE Membership Services.

IEEE Circuits and Systems Announcements

Call for Papers - ISLPED 2018
IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design
Bellevue, Washington, US
July 23-25, 2018

The International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED) is the premier forum for the presentation of innovative research in all aspects of low power electronics and design, ranging from process technologies and analog/digital circuits, simulation and synthesis tools, system-level design and optimization, to system software and applications.

Submissions should be full-length papers of up to 6 pages (PDF format, double-column, US letter size, using the IEEE Conference format, available here), including all illustrations, tables, references, and an abstract of no more than 250 words. Submissions must be anonymous. Submissions exceeding 6 pages or identifying the authors, either directly or through explicit references to their prior work, will be automatically rejected. More information about paper submission can be found at

ISICAS 2018 Call for Participants
If you have innovative ideas on integrated circuits and systems with experimental results, the International Symposium on Integrated Circuits and Systems (ISICAS) is your conference. Deadline is March 31, 2018.

Please see the details in the call for papers and the symposium:

Reports on Previous Events

  Outstanding speaker award presented to Dr. Shunqiao Sun for a 2 part series of talks on MIMO Radar: Fundamentals, Sparse Sensing and its Application in Autonomous Driving. The talks were presented at a joint meeting of the IEEE ED/CAS, ComSoc, and AESS chapters. Award was presented by ED/CAS Chapter Chair Cristian Cismaru (photo).


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Must have 5+ years of experience in medical device industry.  Working with minimal supervision, manage complex projects/products, including responsibility for the content, assembly, pre-final review, and filing of major medical device applications (e.g., IDEs, PMAs, 510(k)s) submitted to the FDA and foreign regulatory agencies.

Contact Pat Jacobs – 805-579-0630

Principal Software / Firmware Engineer
Los Angeles area

Must have 10+ years of experience in software/firmware development.  Experience in Medical Device development life cycle and knowledge of design control.  Experience with formal testing and generating test protocol & reports

Contact Pat Jacobs – 805-579-0630

Sr. Electrical Engineer
Los Angeles area

Must have 5-years of experience in Medical Device/Combination Product development life cycle and knowledge of design control.  Experience with schematic capture and PCB layout tools such as Altium or OrCAD.  Experience in multilayers mixed signal PCB designs and EMI mitigation. Strong hands-on skill on prototyping, board bring-up and troubleshooting down to component level

Contact Pat Jacobs – 805-579-0630

Wiggins Lift Co.

Electrical Engineer

Salary DOE. 1 to 5 years experience preferred.  PLC – IQAN, PLUS+1, others. Electrification of mobile equipment, high voltage electric motors, battery/fuel cell energy supplies, inverters. 

SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Office, ERP systems. BSEE or equivalent.

Women Owned Small Business manufacturer of heavy material handling off-highway equipment to global markets. Exciting innovation and technology development. Prefer local to Ventura County.

Contact Bruce Farber, P.E., Director of Engineering

Syntesis Global
Management Consulting

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Westlake Village, CA 91361-5863
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