Past Luncheons

Past Luncheon Meetings

Below are Past Events from December 2004 to January 2017

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Date
Presenter
Title
01/11/17 Daniel Price, CEO of Bread Inc The Internet of Things: the myth, the hype, the facts, and the engineers
12/14/16 Dr. Amitabh Ghoshal, Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies Optical Structures in Biology – A Closer Look Reveals Insights!
11/09/16 John Cabeca, Director of the West Coast USPTO (Silicon Valley) Intellectual Property: Overview and Strategies
10/12/16 Matthew Turk, PhD; Department of Computer Science, UCSB  Beyond Pokémon Go: Augmented Reality for the Real World 
09/14/16 Stephen Scopatz, General Manager of Electro Optical Industries Still Developing New Optics after 50 Years
08/10/16

Presenters: Panel lead by Gary Kravetz, co-president of SEC

Susie Weslander, Executive Recruiter at Volt

Sharon Mercer Brown, Corporate Director of Human Resources at Moseley Associates, Inc.

Michael Boucher, QAD

Tina Adams, Channel Technologies

Danny Nishiyama, Business Development/Volt

State of Technical Employment in Santa Barbara
07/13/16 Riviera Robotics Team Under the Hood: Team 5818 FIRST Robot Picture of the team
06/08/16 Kevin Plaxco, PhD Associate Director of UCSB's Center for Bioengineering Real-Time Molecular Measurements in the Living Body
05/09/16 Alan McCall, Mechanical Engineer, Dehlsen Associates, LLC Wave Energy Conversion: Challenges and Potential Solutions
04/13/16 2016 Santa Barbara County Science Fair Winners 61st Annual Santa Barbara County Science Fair
03/09/16 Dr. Henry Baker, Consultant Encryption Technology Demystified
02/10/16 Nick Winters of Santa Barbara Hackerspace
01/13/16 Dr. Ken Babcock, Lifescale MEMS in the Real World: Fighting Antibiotic Resistance and Other Adventures 
12/09/15 Dr. Katie Byl, UCSB ECE on Robotics Limbed Robots: Mobility
11/11/15 Yanick Fratantonio, PhD candidate in Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara Malware on Mobile: The What, The Why, and The How
10/14/15 Tom Strelich, Technical Fellow at Northrop Grumman Synergy on Steroids:  Model Driven Engineering (MDE) 101
9/9/15 Clint Schow, ECE department, UCSB Opportunities and Challenges for Photonics in Next-Generation Data Centers
08/12/15

David Copp, Mechanical Engineering: "Closing the Loop: Engineering an Artificial Pancreas"

Selvi Ersoy, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology:"Killing Me Softly with Antibiotics"

Matt Gebbie, Materials: "Simplifying Nature's Invention: Engineering Mussel Proteins into Biomedical Glues"

Lakshmanan Nataraj, Electrical and Computer Engineering:"Photographing Computer Programs to Identify Malicious Software"

Jamie Booth, Mechanical Engineering: "Gecko-Inspired Adhesive Materials."   

Hot Topics at UCSB! 2015 Grad Slam Winners Share Their Research 
07/08/15
Andrew Kendrick, President, Kendrick Consultanting, LLC Oil and Gas Pipeline Integrity and Corrosion Management
06/10/15
Gregory Koss, Chief Technology Advisor / Development Officer, CALIENT Technologies 3D MEMS Photonic Optical Circuit Switching: Growing Use in Cloud Data Centers
05/13/15
Dr. John Martinis, Professor of Physics, UCSB What's Next After Moore's Law: Quantum Computing
04/08/15
2015 Santa Barbara County Science Fair Winners 60th Annual Santa Barbara County Science Fair
03/11/15

Gary Kravetz and panel including Debbie Aronow, Technical Recruiter; Volt Workforce Solutions, Danielle Herandez, Recruitor, Human Resources; Channel Technologies Group, Michael Daoud, President, Visus LLC

Santa Barbara County Tech Employment Outlook
02/11/15
Brian Herbst of SAFE Laboratories, LLC Crashing Cars For A Reason (And For Fun!)
01/13/15
Dr. Mike Eddy, VP of Marketing, Resonant, Inc. Meeting Mobile Bandwidth Challenges with Infinite Synthesized Networks (ISN)
12/10/14
Dr. John Bowers, Director of UCSB Institute of Energy Efficiency Silicon Photonics: Transforming Data Centers
11/12/14
Thomas Evans, Chief Engineer at the Goleta Water District Groundwater Supplies, the Drought and Conservation
10/08/14
Dr. Nicholas Cunningham, Nyler Research Exploring the Small and Significant with Atom Probe Tomography
09/10/14

Niels Van Erven, head of Sonos' Radio Engineering group

Hi-Fi Over Wi-Fi: A Wireless Music System
08/13/14
Mike Franco of Riptide IO Turning Commercial Buildings into Smart Buildings: The Internet-of-Things for Smaller Businesses
07/09/14
UCSB Grad Slam winners introduced by Carol Genetti, Dean of the Graduate Division at UCSB Hot Topics at UCSB: Grad Slam Winners Share Their Research 
06/11/14
Dr. Pradeep Sen, UCSB Advanced Graphics Lab, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Computational Image Processing, Visualization Lab Computing Realistic Images of the World Around Us
05/08/14
Mike Pugh, VP Marketing and Vince Niedzielski, VP Engineering, j2 Global From Web to Mobile: Transitioning without Missing a Beat
04/09/14
2014 Santa Barbara County Science Fair Winners 59th Annual Santa Barbara County Science Fair
03/12/14
Dr. Carl Schueler, Schueler Consulting Commercially Hosted Remote Sensing; History, Challenges, Opportunities
02/12/14
Gary Kravetz, Moderator
Todd Mitchell, Network Hardware Resale

Janet Wallace, Pacific Design Technology 
Dawn Coles, FLIR Systems
Trish Miller, Spherion Staffing
Technical Employment in Santa Barbara, 2014
01/08/14
Dr. Philip Lubin, UCSB Physics Department Vaporizing Asteroids that Threaten the Earth
12/11/13
Dr. Ilan Ben-Yaacov, Department of Electrical Engineering, UCSB 2013 Senior Electrical Engineering Capstone Projects
11/13/13
Dr. Scott Grafton, MD, UCSB Department of Psychology Human brain networks: Understanding function from connections and activity
10/09/13
Dr. Ambuj Singh, UCSB Departments of Computer Science & Biomolecular Science and Engineering Online Landscape Mapping
09/11/13
Derrick Bailey, Traffic Engineer, City of Santa Barbara The Science of Traffic Engineering
08/08/13
Dr. Morgan Kelly, UCSB Researcher, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology Life in a changing ocean: will adaptation come to the rescue?
07/11/13
Dr. Martin Moskowits, UCSB Chemistry Department A Radically New Way to Harvest the Sun’s Energy
06/13/13
Ansh Kanwar of Citrix Internet-Scale Services: from Idea to Delivery
05/09/13
Industry Panel including Sharon Pavico-Vega, Right Scale and Danielle Hernandez, Channel Technologies Group
led by Gary Kravetz, co-president of SEC
Technical Employment in Santa Barbara – 2013
04/11/13
2013 Santa Barbara County Science Fair Winners

58th Annual Santa Barbara Science Fair

03/14/13
Andrew Cleland, UC Santa Barbara, Physics Facebook and Prime Numbers: How a quantum computer is like a social network
02/14/13
Yasamin Mostofi, PhD, UCSB Electrical and Computer Engineering Integration of Sensing, Communication, and Navigation in Mobile Networks
01/10/13
Claudio Campagnari, UCSB Physics The Higgs Boson: Particle of the Year
12/13/12
Mike Brown of Pacific Design Technologies Keeping Curiosity Cool (or Warm): Thermal Control of the Newest Mars Rover
11/8/12
Dave Clark, President, Impulse Advanced Communications The History of the Internet in Santa Barbara: An overview from ARPANET through the dotcom bubble and into "The Cloud"
10/11/12
Stan Stahl, Ph.D., President, Los Angeles Chapter, Information Systems Security Association It Takes the Village to Secure the Village(SM)
09/13/12
John Richard and Dr. Marie O'Regan from Dupont Displays DuPont’s Printing Technique Produces Affordable OLED Displays
08/09/12
Dr. Ram Seshadri, Professor, UCSB; Materials and Chemistry & Biochemistry Phosphor converted solid state white lighting: What's that on your ceiling?
07/12/12
Yifeng Wu, Ph.D.VP, Product Development, Transphorm GaN Power Technologies: Riding the Third Wave for Energy Efficiency
06/14/12

Craig Prater of Anasys Instruments

What the heck is that? Using infrared spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy
to identify and map material at the nanoscale
05/10/12
Moderator Gary Kravetz, Co-President of SEC, Panel members: Maxine Price, Bruker- Nano Surfaces Business; Todd Mitchell, Network Hardware Resale; Dr. Prashant Rajvaidya, Mosaic Network; and Cindy Mayer, Lynda.com Technical Employment in Santa Barbara - 2012
04/12/12
2012 Science Fair Winners 57th Annual Santa Barbara Science Fair
03/08/12
John Vampola, Raytheon Vision Systems Space Products Infrared Technology in the 21st Century
02/09/12
Dr. John Bowers, Board Chairman and Claude Dorais, Director and President, Unite to Light The Unite to Light story: Using technology to provide clean, reliable electricity to developing countries
01/12/12
Dr. Greg Fish, VP of Research and Development at Aurrion Inc More Than Moore: Harnessing the Power of Silicon Microelectronics Beyond Digital
12/08/11
Peter Schlueer, President and CFO, WorldViz Virtual Reality – An Innovative Technology Going Mainstream
11/10/11
Dr. Scott Ferguson, Craig Cummins and Greg Burek from UCSB Panel of winners from UCSB's Technology Management Program New Venture Competition
10/13/11
Dr. Pierre Wiltzius, Dean of Science and a professor of physics at UCSB When Photons Sing: The Future of Optical Communications
09/08/11
Wayne Norris of SEDS, LLC The Best Way To Find IEDs You Probably Never Heard Of
08/11/11
Michael Ditmore , Executive Director of Novim and James Knight, Novim’s Executive Vice President Earth Surface Temperatures:  A New Assessment of Historic Global Temperature
07/14/11
Dr. Mark Kram, Founder and CTO of Groundswell Technologies, Inc Sensor and GIS Integration for Automated
Web-Based Environmental Monitoring and Visualization
06/06/11
Amir Abo-Shaeer and Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy Building Robots - 2011: How the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy Does It DPEA Video 1 DPEA Video 2
05/12/11
Burton Tripathi, Ph.D and David Stuart of TrueVision 3D Surgical The New Eye Surgery: 3D Visualization and Guidance
04/14/11
2011 Santa Barbara Science Fair Winners 56th Annual Santa Barbara County Science Fair
03/10/11
Daniel R. Tormey, Ph.D., P.G. – Cardno ENTRIX Technical Director Lessons From Catastrophe: Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Climate Change, and Glacial Melting
02/10/11
Dr. Lars Blidsten, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics and Department of Physics, UCSB Exploding Stars
01/13/11
Gary Kravetz, Susie Weslander Technical Employment in Santa Barbara - 2011
12/09/10
Alex Proctor, Director of Technology, Active Life Scientific BioDent Device Measures Bone Strength
11/11/10

Dr. Klaus Schauser, Founder and Chief Strategist, AppFolio

Cloud Computing and Software-as-a-Service: The Next Revolution in Computing
10/14/10
Dr. Christopher Kruegel of UCSB Security Challenges on Today's Internet
09/09/10
Chris Herbert - Co-Founder and CTO of Phone Halo Smart Objects
08/12/10

Dr. Benjamin A. Haskell, CEO of Inlustra Technologies, Inc.

Using Gallium Nitride in LEDs and Lasers: The Problems of Polarization
07/08/10
Gary Kravetz, Vice Chairman of SCORE and evaluator of funding requests for Tech Coast Angels Tech Coast Angels: Funding and Support for Potential Success
06/10/10

Amir Abo-Shaeer, Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy Director, and the 2010 Robotics Team

Building Robots - 2010: How the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy Does It
05/13/10
2010 Science Fair Winners 55th Annual Santa Barbara Science Fair Winners Present their Projects
04/08/10
Dr. Jamey Marth, Director of the Center for Nanomedicine Nanomedicine: Discovering and Disabling the Cellular Origins of Disease
03/11/10
Russ Sharer, Vice President of Marketing for Occam Networks Rebuilding the Global Telecom Network with Broadband
02/11/10
Gary Kravetz, Karen Anne Platt, Dixie Vargas, Dan Munoz, and Erma Zuniga Santa Barbara Employment Outlook
01/14/10
George Konstantinow, Cristopher Geiler MD, Christina Thielst, Gale Wilson-Steele

Social Networking in Health Care and Medicine

12/10/09
Michael Franco of Current Analytics It Pays to be Energy Efficient: A Converged TCP/Building Architecture
11/12/09
Michael Crandell of RightScale Cloud Computing
10/08/09
John Bowers of UCSB Institute of Energy Efficiency New Thermoelectric Materials for Energy Harvesting and Power Generation
09/10/09
Matt Vlasach, CEO, Pacific Swell Networks, Inc.

The “Universal Directory” – Concepts, Benefits and Technology

08/13/09
Craig Prater, Chief Technology Officer, Anasys Instruments Let's Talk Small -- Fun and Games with the World's Smallest Heat Source
07/09/09
Bruce Allen of SOS California, Energy Consultant and Author Expanding Oil Drilling to Fight Pollution and Fund Renewables: Poppycock or Paradigm Shift?
06/11/09
Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy (DPEA) DPEA's 2009 Robot and Competition Results
05/14/09
2009 Science Fair Winners Santa Barbara Science Fair: Award winners present their winning projects
04/09/09
Amir Mikhail, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Engineering, Clipper Windpower, Inc. Wind Power: History, Technology and Future Development
03/12/09
Gary Kravetz, SEC co-president and Susie Weslander, technical recruiter Technical Employment in Santa Barbara - 2009
02/12/09
Philip J. Wyatt, CEO, Wyatt Technology Corporation Wine, Coca Cola®, Absolut Vodka® and Light Scattering: How a problem of physics helped launch a company.

01/08/09

Tam Hunt, Community Environmental Council Fossil Free by '33: Regional Plans for Fossil-Free Energy Generation

12/11/08

Eric Boldt , Meteorologist, National Weather Service What is Weather? Forecasts and Delivery Formats from the National Weather Service
11/13/08
Don Oparah and Eckart Meiberg, UCSB Venture Acceleration Initiative and Virtual Geology: Simulating Oceanic Sedimentation Processes for Deep-Water Oil Exploration
10/09/08
Gaemus Collins, Analyst, Toyon Research Corporation Autonomous Control Algorithms for Unmanned Air Vehicles
09/11/08
Katheryn Greenaway, UCSB TMP Program Manager; Sherrie Robert, CEO, InFlowMed; Troy Baker, Founder and CTO, Nitride Solutions UCSB Technology Management Program and 2008 Winners of the New Venture Competition
08/14/08
Dr. Rachel Street, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network Searching for New Worlds, the discovery of extrasolar planets using robotic cameras to detect transits.
07/10/08
Jim Spink, Senior Program Manager, ATK Space Systems Powering the Mars Phoenix Lander: ATK’s Deployable Ultraflex Solar Array
06/12/08
Amir Abo-Shaeer and the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy Building Robots - 2008: How the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy Does It
05/08/08
2008 Award Winners 2008 Santa Barbara Science Fair Winners
04/10/08
Gary Kravetz, Tracy Baskerville, Susie Weslander, Valerie Janssens Technical Employment in Santa Barbara - 2008
03/13/08
Keith Friedman Engineering Science Behind Your Everyday Safety
02/14/08
Alan Heeger, PhD Low Cost "Plastic" Solar Cells
01/10/08
Burton Tripathi, PhD 3D HD micro surgery – TrueVision is coming to an Operating Room near you
12/13/07
Robb Moore Backup & Recovery: Five Ways To Protect Against Data Loss
11/08/07
Nicholas Hooper Innovation in the UK: Your Springboard for Global Growth
10/11/07
David Lea Global Warming – Science and Society
9/13/2007
Mike Eddy Improving Wireless Network Performance with Tower-Mounted Electronics
8/9/2007
Chris Rose VoIP for Small Business: The Latest on Phone Calls Over the Internet
7/12/2007
Jeremy Anticouni Why Can't I Make It Work
6/14/2007
Amir Abo-Shaeer Robots: How the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy Does It
5/10/2007
Award Winners The 52nd Annual Santa Barbara Science Fair Award Winners
4/12/2007
Professor Norbert Reich Nanoparticle-Based Approaches for Biological Research, Medical Diagnostics, and Molecular Electronics
3/8/2007
Carl Schueler Earth Science from Space:
National Imperatives for the Next Decade & Beyond
2/8/2007
Gary Kravetz The Technical Job Market in Santa Barbara: Still an Employee Driven Labor Market
1/11/2007
Kevin W. Plaxco Better Living Through Biosensors
12/14/2006
Joe Zasadzinski Double Bagging at the Nanoscale
11/9/2006
Wayne B. Norris Improvised Explosive Devices: The World’s Strangest Technology
10/12/2006
Professor John Bowers The Path to Light-Based Silicon Chips: Hybrid Silicon Evanescent Lasers
9/14/2006
Gabe Davis, Chris Oestreich, Ryan Park Solar Electricity Technology in the 21st Century: Shedding Light on Cost-Effective Energy Solutions
8/10/2006
Chris Malzone Dynamic Applications for Underwater Acoustics: 3-Dimensional Mapping of the Ocean from the Surface to the Substrate
7/13/2006
Ken Babcock Weighing Cells with Microchannel Resonators: Sensitive mass measurements of biological samples
6/8/2006
Matt Cheres & Steve Riley Big Brother is Watching (But You're in Control), Low-Power, Wireless Mesh Networking Technology and Industry
5/11/2006
Award Winners The 51st Annual Santa Barbara Science Fair Award Winners
4/13/2006
William Radasky ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE (EMI) ON A CONTINENTAL SCALE: How the Sun Could Create a Power Blackout
3/9/2006
Paul Bryant Infrared Scene Projection: Virtual Reality for IR Sensor Test & Evaluation
2/24/2006
Jack Stuster* Expeditions Lessons Learned
2/9/2006
Grant Gibson & Alan Christ 3D Modeling: Making Rapid Prototypes by 3D "Printing"
1/12/2006
Gary Kravetz The Technical Job Market in Santa Barbara: Employers and Employees in a Tight Labor Market
12/8/2005
Roger Helkey MEMS-Based Optical Switching: Meeting the needs of Large-Scale Fiber
11/10/2005
Steve Trainoff Why Chemical and Pharmaceutical Companies Are Interested In Why the Sky Is Blue
10/13/2005
Douglas H. Harris Connecting the Dots: The Evolution of Intelligence Analysis
9/8/2005
Julian Nott Exploring the Landscape of Scientific Ballooning
8/11/2005
H.T. Soh What can Moore's Law Do for Medicine?
7/14/2005
Professor Amir S. Mikhail Wind Energy's Contribution to Global Energy: The Role of Technical Innovation
6/9/2005
Professor David Awscholom Beyond Electronics: Spintronics and Quantum Computers
5/12/2005
Award Winners The 50th Annual Santa Barbara Science Fair Award Winners
4/14/2005
Geoff Deane Untethered from the Tank: Technology Gives Freedom To Oxygen
3/10/2005
Andy Erickson Probing the Frontiers of the Nanoscale with Multiple AFMs
2/10/2005
Gary Kravetz Changes in the Local Technical Job Market for2005: How Local Companies Are Hiring - What Jobs Are Hot And What Jobs Are Not.
1/13/2005
Nicola Spaldin Being Smart about "Smart" Materials: the Chemical Design of New Materials