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Events for October 23, 2014

  • USC Viterbi STEM Spotlight on the Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

    Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    University Calendar


    The USC Viterbi STEM Spotlight offers K-12 students and teachers the opportunity to engage with engineering research; in October, the spotlight will be on the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, culminating in an Open House of some AME labs on Thursday, October 23. Reservations will be required; the reservation website is underdevelopment now.

    Location: Epstein Family Engineering Plaza VHE Breezeway

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Katie Mills

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  • Astronautical Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Astronautical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Prof. Mehran Mesbahi, Univ. of Washington

    Talk Title: Autonomous Networked Space Systems

    Abstract: This talk presents an overview of Mesbahi’s research on autonomous space systems, with particular attention to the design of the underlying control and motion planning algorithms using quaternions, dual quaternions, and convex optimization. Applications of such an approach to missions such as proximity operations, planetary landing, and asteroid capture will then be discussed. The second part of the talk will present some of the Mesbahi group's research on networked space systems, highlighting the challenges in the design of distributed algorithms for their autonomous or semi-autonomous operation.

    Biography: Mehran Mesbahi received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from USC in 1996. He was a member of the Guidance, Navigation, and Analysis group at JPL from 1996-2000 and an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota from 2000-2002. He is currently a Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Adjunct Professor of Mathematics, and Executive Director of Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation at the University of Washington. He was the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award in 2001, NASA Space Act Award in 2004, UW Distinguished Teaching Award in 2005, and UW College of Engineering Innovator Award in 2008. His research interest is autonomous and networked aerospace systems.

    Host: Dan Erwin

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) - 158

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Dan Erwin

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  • RASC Seminar: Jeremy L. Wyatt (University of Birmingham) - Robots in Our World: Uncertain, Incomplete and Unfamiliar

    Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Jeremy L. Wyatt, University of Birmingham

    Talk Title: Robots in Our World: Uncertain, Incomplete and Unfamiliar

    Series: RASC Seminar Series

    Abstract: To make transfer to applications in everyday domains robots require the ability to cope with novelty, incomplete information and uncertainty. In this talk I will describe a line of work carried out over ten years that provides methods to tackle this. In particular I will focus on two problems: object search and manipulation. Both require the ability to reason about open or novel worlds. The results are demonstrated in a variety of robot systems: in particular the Dora and Boris robots. Dora is one of the first mobile robots able to plan in open worlds, using the notion of assumptions. Dora also uniquely attempts to explain and then verify explanations in the face of failure. Boris is a robot system for manipulation that can grasp novel objects, and if there is time I will also describe algorithms we are developing for Boris that allow active gathering of information to support manipulation.

    Biography: Jeremy L Wyatt is Professor of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Birmingham. He gained his PhD from Edinburgh in 1996. He has published more than 80 papers, been the recipient of two best paper awards, and has led a variety of international robotics projects. He is interested in particular in robot planning and learning.

    Host: Stefan Schaal

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 406

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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  • DEN@Viterbi Online Information Session

    Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Distance Education Network

    Workshops & Infosessions


    USC Viterbi School of Engineering DEN@Viterbi (Distance Education Network) strives to meet the needs of engineering professionals, providing the opportunity to advance your education while maintaining your career and other commitments. By breaking down geographical and scheduling barriers, DEN allows you to take your classes anytime and anywhere.

    Join this information session to learn more about the 40+ graduate level programs and continuing education offerings available completely online.

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    Audiences: Registered Attendees

    Posted By: Viterbi Professional Programs

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  • MFD - Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Distinguished Lecture: Karsen Thompson (LSU)

    Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 12:45 PM - 02:00 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Karsen Thompson, Louisiana State University, Petroleum Engineering

    Talk Title: Using Image-based pore-scale modeling in reservoir simulation

    Series: Distinguished Lectures

    Abstract: TBA

    Host: Prof. Jessen

    Location: James H. Zumberge Hall Of Science (ZHS) - 159

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Ryan Choi

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  • International Exchange Program Info Session

    Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Are you looking for a semester-long study abroad program? Consider the Viterbi International Exchange Program! You can spend a semester at either the National University of Singapore or the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology taking engineering courses and experiencing the local culture. Come to our information session to learn more about the program, what kinds of classes you can take, and how to apply. RSVPs are encouraged, but not required: http://bit.ly/1uCvYU

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 211

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Christine D'Arcy

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  • Edwards Lifesciences Information Session

    Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Services

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join representatives of this company as they share general company information and available opportunities.

    Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 101

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

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  • Amgen Information Session

    Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Services

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, will be on campus Thursday, October 23rd to discuss their 2015 Undergrad & Graduate Information System Summer Internship opportunities located at their Thousand Oaks, Ca headquarters.  
     
    Come join Amgen from 6pm-8pm at the Trojan Room, Student Union Building Lower Level B-3 to learn about Amgen’s Mission, Values, Products, Strategic Initiative and Pipeline as well as our commitment to our community and employees. Also, meet representatives from the business and human resources to learn about the Information Systems and Finance organization and their internship opportunities.

    Location: Gwynn Wilson Student Union (STU) - Trojan Room, Lower Level B-3

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

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