The SCV SSCS Chapter has the largest membership of any SSCS Chapter in the world with over 2000 members. 35 members are IEEE Fellows (11 are Life Fellows), 57 are IEEE Life members (8 are Senior Life members) and 132 are IEEE Senior Members. We hold 8-11 technical meetings every year. Our speakers are experts from industry, Professors or Ph.D. candidates from renowned educational institutions or IEEE Distinguished Lecturers. The emphasis in our presentations is on practical IC design, device modeling and CAE tools. The lecture usually lasts more than one hour and is followed by discussions. We post the majority of our presentations on our web site:

Upcoming Seminars:

Thursday November 19, 2020, 6:00-8:00PM
Title:  “Low-Spur PLL Architectures and Techniques”, Prof. Mike Chen, USC
Location: Virtual Seminar Online, This talk was previously given as a tutorial at the IEEE CICC 2020 Conference.
Registration Link:
(Register here)

IEEE NFAI 2020 Conference

Will be Rescheduled Later

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Online Event


For complete program information, please visit:


IEEE SSCS Santa Clara Valley Chapter Members, Please make sure to use the “PROMO Code” you received by email from us to receive the discount!

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter
IEEE Computer Engineering Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter

IEEE New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence (NFAI) in Silicon Valley brings together industry and academic leaders in cutting-edge AI research and development to share with you the recent developments in both Hardware Infrastructure and Software Applications for AI.

Join industry titans and academic experts, as they discuss the state of the art. Find out the current and future direction of the exciting field of Artificial Intelligence, both in the marketplace and research. Join like minded professionals, question the thought leaders and be prepared to network with incredible peers.

The IEEE NFAI 2020 will cover a range of topics in AI Infrastructure, Future of AI Applications and COVID-19, and AI Entrepreneurship.


  • 9:00am – 9:50am Registration and Networking
  • 9:50am – 10:00am Welcome and Agenda
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm Session 1: AI Infrastructure
  • 10:00am – 10:45am P1.1: Keynote 1
  • 10:45am – 11:15am P1.2: Keynote 2
  • 11:15am – 12:00pm P1.3: AI Infrastructure Panel
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break
  • 1:00pm -3:00pm Session 2: Future of AI and COVID-19
  • 1:00pm – 1:45pm P2.1: Keynote 1
  • 1:45pm – 2:15pm P2.2: Keynote 2
  • 2:15pm – 3:00pm P2.3: Future of AI and COVID-19 Panel
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm Snack Break/Networking
  • 3:30pm -6:00pm Session 3: AI Entrepreneurship
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm P2.1: Keynote 1
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm P2.2: Keynote 2
  • 4:30pm – 5:10pm P2.3: VC Panel
  • 5:10pm – 5:50pm P2.4: AI Startups Panel
  • 5:50pm – 6:00pm Closing Remarks, Adjourn
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm Networking
NFAI 2020 Program Committee:

Mehran Nekuii, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society SCV Chapter

Ardavan Pedram, IEEE Computer Society / CIS SCV Chapter

Yllka Masada, IEEE Computer Society / CIS SCV Chapter

Raman Narayan, IEEE Computer Society SCV Chapter

Sharif Zadeh, IEEE Computer Society / CIS SCV Chapter, IEEE NFAI 2020 Conference Chair

Priscilla Chen, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society SCV Chapter

Koosha Nasiri, IEEE Stanford Student Branch

IEEE NFAI 2020 Conference Sponsors:

Keynote Speakers and Panelists

AI Infrastructure

Future of AI and COVID-19

AI Entrepreneurship

Panelists and Moderators

IEEE SSCS Silicon Valley YouTube channel, please subscribe for seminar videos!

March 15, 2018: “50 Years of Computer Architecture: From Mainframe CPUs to Deep Neural Network TPUs and Open RISC-V”, Prof. David Patterson, Google Brain/UC Berkeley

ACM Turing Award Lecture with Prof. John Hennessy at ISCA, June 2018

SCV SSCS Technical meetings/Short Courses are typically held on The THIRD Thursday of each month at: Texas Instruments Silicon Valley Auditorium 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95051 Directions and Map

Special SSCS Webinar Program Events are held at Jack Gifford Event Center at Maxim Integrated Headquarters, Building A (160 Rio Robles, San Jose, CA 95134 USA) Directions .

   Refreshments are provided at 6:00 PM and the talk typically begins at 6:30 PM. Donations requested to partially cover food cost. The talks are open to everyone, feel free to join us even if you are not an IEEE member yet.

   For email reminder, send email to the ssc-chpt-scv mailing list( Type in the BODY of the email: subscribe ssc-chpt-scv FirstName  LastName example: subscribe ssc-chpt-scv  John  Doe To unsubscribe: Please send email to the ssc-chpt-scv mailing list ( Type in the BODY of the email: signoff ssc-chpt-scv do not type anything in the subject line.

   Acknowledgements: We appreciate guest speakers contributing to SSCS SCV with new concepts and technologies. If you are interested in presenting at our meetings, please contact any of the officers listed. We thank Texas Instruments (Jim Wieser, Chief Technologist) for providing the ideal venue for the monthly meetings and for providing the A/V facility for the SSCS webinar program events.

We also thank the SSCS SCV officers for their tireless work in keeping this chapter running smoothly.


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January 2021

Next Meeting

Thursday November 19, 2020, 6:00-8:00PM
Title:  “Low-Spur PLL Architectures and Techniques”, Prof. Mike Chen, USC
Location: Virtual Seminar Online


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