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Events for August 31, 2016

  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


    Bi-Weekly regular faculty meeting for invited full-time Computer Science faculty only. Event details emailed directly to attendees.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 526

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Microsoft Resume Exchange

    Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Be amongst the first to be considered for career at Microsoft!We will be collecting resumes, offering insight and handling out swag on the 31st at Ronald Tutor Hall!

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 1st Floor Lobby

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • MHI Communications, Networks & Systems (CommNetS) Seminar

    Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Felix Krahmer, Technical University of Munich

    Talk Title: Blind Demixing and Deconvolution at Near-Optimal Rate

    Series: CommNetS

    Abstract: Consider a communication setup of $r$ devices, each sending a signal $x_i$ to a common receiver. In the transmission process, each signal $x_i$ gets convolved with an unknown vector $w_i$, which represents the channel. The receiver measures only the superposition of these signals. The goal is to recover all signals $x_i$. Of course, this problem is highly underdetermined, but in many practical applications, it is a natural to assume that $x_i$ and $w_i$ are elements of some (known) subspaces.
    Ling and Strohmer have proposed a convex recovery program for this problem, which is based on nuclear norm minimization. They were able to prove (probabilistic) recovery guarantees, which scale quadratically in the number of devices $r$. However, their numerical experiments suggest that recovery is still possible when the number of measurements scales linearly in $r$. In this talk, we present a recovery guarantee, which is linear in the number of degrees of freedom $r$ and which is close to the number of degrees of freedom. Similar to the work of Ling and Strohmer, the proof is based on the Golfing Scheme by David Gross. However, using tools on Chaos Processes developed by Krahmer, Mendelson, and Rauhut we are able to prove a certain local isometry property, which is stronger than the one established in the work of Ling and Strohmer. This allows us to construct a different dual certificate.
    This is joint work with Peter Jung (TU Berlin) and Dominik Stöger (TU Munich).

    Biography: Felix Krahmer received his PhD in Mathematics in 2009 from New York University under the supervision of Percy Deift and Sinan Güntürk. He was a HCM postdoc in the group of Holger Rauhut at the University of Bonn, Germany from 2009-2012. In 2012 he joined the University of Göttingen as an assistant professor for mathematical data analysis, where he has been awarded an Emmy Noether Junior Research Group. Since 2015 he has been tenure track assistant professor for optimization and data analysis in the department of mathematics at the Technical University of Munich.

    Host: Prof. Mahdi Soltanolkotabi

    More Info: http://ee.usc.edu/ ashutosn/CommNetS2016/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=start

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 248

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Annie Yu

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  • Microsoft Coding Competition

    Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Calling all Coders!! Put your programming skills to the test and score some AWESOME prizes and of course free food! Stand out on the spot by registering and competing in our annual Coding Competition on the 31st!

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Transfer Student BBQ

    Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Receptions & Special Events


    Social event for transfer students to meet each other and hear about resources.

    To register, click here https://myviterbi.usc.edu/vasa/?PostingID=1234567994

    Location: Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad)

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Lilian Barajas

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  • ASBME GM 0: Welcome!

    Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Welcome to ASBME! This is our first event of the year, and we are so excited to have you join us. Come to hear what ASBME is all about and what we have in store for you for the coming semester from biomedical company networking events, to professional development and speaker sessions, research information, our mentoring program, and community and social events to get involved in. Meet our new Executive Board, and get all of your questions answered all while eating some free pizza and mingling with the best and brightest at USC! Sign up to become a member now on our Membership Page.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - 227

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering

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