3rd Annual Silicon Happy Valley Conference Connecting the EECS community

2017 theme: Disruptive Technologies

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Nittany Lion Inn University Park, PA 16802

Sponsored by Penn State Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Alumni Society

Featured Keynote Speaker: Barry L. Shoop, Ph.D., P.E. Barry Shoop is the professor of electrical engineering and head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, an international lecturer on disruptive technologies, and was the 2016 President of IEEE. His research interests include optical information processing, neural networks, image processing, disruptive innovations and educational pedagogy. Find out more about Barry on his website or on LinkedIn.

Call for Contributions The Penn State Electrical Engineering and Computer Science alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited to submit proposals for technical presentations at Silicon Happy Valley. The target audience of the content is engineering practitioners, researchers, and students. Presentation topics may be related to their research, work or experience that illustrate “Disruptive Technologies” in the following areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Computing and Autonomous Systems
  • IoT, Mobile devices, Wearable Computing, and Augmented reality
  • Cloud Computing, Global Internet connectivity and Network Security
  • Clean Energy, Smart Grids and Battery Technologies
  • Software Development, Big Data and Analytics

Proposal Deadline: March 31, 2017

Requirements: All presentations and panels will be 30 minutes long including Q&A. All proposals should include the following information about the presenter and presentation:

  • Presenter
  • Name
  • Email address
  • Phone number (optional)
  • Academic area of study
  • Graduation year
  • Professional or Industry affiliation(s)
  • Blog / website (optional) o Social Media contacts (optional)
  • Short presenter biography
  • Presentation
  • Title
  • Abstract Questions?

Submit questions about the submission process or presentation topics to: submissions@siliconhappyvalley.org Proposal Submission Process 1. Review the copyright disclosure below 2. Fill out the proposal form 3. Save this document with your name at the end of the filename 4. Submit your document with any optional supporting material to: submissions@siliconhappyvalley.org Copyright

Disclaimer for Presentations and Accepted Contributions: All authors of accepted contributions will be asked to complete an electronic ACM Copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera ready versions. All accepted contributions will be published in the conference electronic proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library. Note that the official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the start of SHV 2017. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. The names and ordering of authors in the camera ready version cannot be modified from the ones in the submitted version – no exceptions. The title can be changed only if required by the reviewers and the new title must be accepted by the program chairs. At least one author of each accepted contribution must register and be present at SHV 2017 in order for it to be published in the proceedings.






The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research in fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science and computer engineering and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

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