January 9, 2018 Tuesday feature presentation:

Title: Holographic Beam Forming

Speaker: Eric Black, Ph.D., CTO of Bellevue-based Pivotal Commware

Abstract: In this presentation, Eric will describe his company’s software-defined antennas that use Holographic Beam Forming™ to increase network speed, capacity and spectral efficiency.  HBF represents a breakthrough in electro-magnetic physics that offers the lowest cost, size, weight and power (C-SWaP) envelope available. Beamforming will play a critical role in 5G deployments, and Eric will compare Holographic Beam Forming to MIMO and phased array technologies. His presentation will be based on his white paper Holographic Beam Forming and MIMO located at the bottom of Pivotal’s technology web page: https://pivotalcommware.com/technology/.

Bio: After receiving his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon in 2010, Eric worked on several DARPA and other defense projects at Boeing Research and Technology.  His interests lie in the design, fabrication, and evaluation of metamaterial-enhanced electromagnetic systems.


Jobs jobs jobs…Seattle University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department is seeking someone to fill an adjunct faculty position for this Fall Quarter, beginning September 20 and continuing through mid December. This position requires strong Internet communications skills. Previous teaching experience desirable. To receive a more complete course description and other pertinent information, please contact Al Moser, Associate Professor, at almoser@seattleu.edu

Jobs jobs jobs…

UW’s division of Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) is hiring! We’re seeking an enthusiastic engineer to teach the first course in our Embedded and Real-Time Systems certificate program. The course meets one evening a week during the Autumn, in North Bellevue. If you’d like to learn more about teaching for UW PCE please visit our website.  If you’d like more information on this specific teaching position, and how to apply, please find the flyer here.

Jobs jobs jobs…

Tacoma Power is hiring a Manager of System Planning, Operations and Asset Management.  We are looking for a leader with 10+ years of experience in engineering or system operations to manage the operation, design, analysis, and asset management strategy of the Tacoma Power Electric Power System, maintaining system integrity and reliability.   Please visit our website for more information about the position.

Thank you,

Rodney Croston

Human Resources Analyst

Tacoma Public Utilities

3628 South 35th Street

Tacoma, Washington 98409



Upcoming Events

  1. IEEE Seattle YP January Event: Startup Grind

    January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. IEEE Seattle Section 2018 Officers training

    February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. IEEE Seattle Section Execom February 2018

    February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Seattle IAS September Meeting – Eddy Current Drive

    February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  5. DC Microgrids for Rural and Remote Electricity Access Applications

    March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm