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Consultants Network -“Some Origins of AI in San Diego”

on February 10, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Speaker Tom Bartley
Topic Info
Monday, February 10, 2020

IEEE Consultants’ Network of San Diego

Topic “Some Origins of AI in San Diego”

Speaker: Tom Bartley


The presentation is a story about a man, his company, and a technology: Dan Greenwood, Netrologic, Neural Networks. From before the time he published an overview of neural networks in 1991 until his death in 2002, Dan was almost fanatical about the various applications of Artificial Neural Networks. He was a researcher’s researcher before Google, personally contacting the scientists who were leaders in their field. After reviewing a list of topics and applications researched by Netrologic 20 years ago, the presenter will share some personal experiences and where it led him. The list of topics includes plants, robotics, manufacturing machines, image compression, space shuttle engine, and more… A brief review of patent strategies will be added on at the end.

Speaker Bio After attending Harvey Mudd College for two years Tom proceeded on to Stanford University where he earned bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering. Later he attended San Diego State University Graduate Business School.

His professional career engineering activities included drafting, analog and digital circuit design, instrumentation data collection and recording, flight test instrumentation, deep ocean buoy data collection and telemetry, radar system analysis and performance prediction, image processing work station design, pipeline computer hardware design, artificial neural networks applications, forging press analysis, telemetry computer processing, voice recognition and identification, development of internet telephone networks, ultracapacitor and battery energy storage systems, electric and hydraulic-electric accessories for hybrid and electric heavy duty trucks, semi-trailers, and buses, analysis of the recycling of braking energy for heavy duty trucks, buses, semi-trailers, and trains, and writing patents.

He has held positions of Associate Engineer, Principle Engineer, Senior Scientist, Systems Engineer, Project Manager, Product Manager, Network Director, Marketing Manager, Director of Strategic Development, Vice President, CEO, and Mobile Auto Mechanic. He worked at the Nuclear Test Site for EG&G. He worked on missile guidance, flight test instrumentation, and oceanographic buoy data collection for General Dynamics. He also worked for IBM, Cubic, Amex, SAIC, Loral Instrumentation, Yopop, Netrologic,, ISE Corporation, Transportation Power Inc., Tom Bartley IDEAS, and Proensis dba Hahl Trucking Technologies.

He is an IEEE Senior Life Member, Treasurer for the San Diego Clean Cites Coalition Board of Directors, and has been a member of the Energy and Transportation Policy Committees for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is a former Adjunct Professor at the Community College level and has run marathons, done triathlons, was an advanced snow and water skier, swing dancer, trail bike rider, and options trader.  He drives a Plug-in Prius and is a grandfather to 4 grandkids.

Location Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant - 6690 Mission Gorge Road, San Diego
Directions 6690 Mission Gorge Road. Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant is approximately 1 1/2 blocks North of Mission Gorge Road and Friars Road. It is on the West side of Mission Gorge Road. If you are traveling from the South or West you will have to go past the entrance, make a U-turn at Greenbrier and then enter the shopping center which will be the first shopping center on your right. Please see the map at Click the little map on the web site for a bigger map. Because of the new venue we are asking everyone to please RSVP Here
Agenda San Diego IEEE Consultants' Network Meeting Date and Time:
February 10, 2020 (Monday)
6:00 - 7:00 pm – Dinner and informal networking
7:00 - 8:30 pm – Presentation

We meet on the second Monday of every month, same time. The format is dinner and networking from 6-7 PM and meeting from 7-8:30 PM. The presentation will start promptly at 7:00 PM. This will allow the formal portion of the meeting to be finished no later than 8:30. All are welcome to stay later for additional questions and networking.
We always welcome newcomers and old faces we haven’t seen in a while. Emiliano’s is located at the North end of the shopping center. The banquet room is in the first suite of the center itself.  Look for the IEEE banners to locate the entrance to the room. If you get lost, you can go into the restaurant entrance and ask where the IEEE meeting is located.

Cost No Cost - Buy your own dinner, drinks
RSVP Cost: 
No charge. Buy your own dinner. Please help us by patronizing the venue and purchasing food or drinks.

We are asking everyone to RSVP so that we can provide the venue an estimate of number of people attending. All are welcome. Signup two guests. Please RSVP Here:

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