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Events for July 24, 2014

  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Black Belt

    Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Distance Education Network

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: TBD,

    Abstract: Event Dates:
    Week 1: July 7 - 11, 2014 from 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Week 2: August 11 - 15, 2014 from 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Week 3: September 8 - 12, 2014 from 9:00am - 5:00pm

    This course teaches you the advanced problem-solving skills you will need in order to measure a process, analyze the results, develop process improvements and quantify the resulting savings. Project assignments between sessions require you to apply what you’ve learned. This course is presented in three five-day sessions over a three-month period.

    Learn the advanced problem-solving skills you need to implement the principles, practices and techniques of Six Sigma to maximize performance and cost reductions in your organization. During this three-week practitioner course, you will learn how to measure a process, analyze the results, develop process improvements and quantify the resulting savings. You will be required to complete a project demonstrating mastery of appropriate analytical methods and pass an examination to earn USC and IIE's Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate. This practitioner course for Six Sigma implementation provides extensive coverage of the Six Sigma process as well as intensive exposure to the key analytical tools associated with Six Sigma, including project management, team skills, cost analysis, FMEA, basic statistics, inferential statistics, sampling, goodness of fit testing, regression and correlation analysis, reliability, design of experiments, statistical process control, measurement systems analysis and simulation. Computer applications are emphasized.

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    Host: Professional Programs

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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    Posted By: Viterbi Professional Programs

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  • A Power Efficient Reconfigurable System-in-Stack: 3D Integration of Accelerators, FPGAs, and DRAM

    Thu, Jul 24, 2014 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Aravind Dasu, Computer Scientist/USC Information Sciences Institute

    Talk Title: A Power Efficient Reconfigurable System-in-Stack: 3D Integration of Accelerators, FPGAs, and DRAM

    Abstract: Increasing computing power efficiency has become more important as more applications are moving to mobile platforms, which tend to have a limited power available. Being able to perform a wide variety of computations efficiently is especially important for power constrained embedded applications such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which may not be able to send the data out for processing and must perform some of the processing on-board. This paper describes a 3D FPGA-DRAM architecture that can not only deliver the necessary flexibility, by using FPGAs, but also provide the computing efficiency in the form of floating-point arithmetic accelerators that is required for UAVs. We examine the efficiency of this system in 65 nm, 90 nm, and 130nm CMOS technologies and report simulation results showing a peak computing efficiency of 28.94GFLOPs/W for a 4,096 point 1 dimensional FFT and 25.03 GFLOPs/W for a 1,024 point ? 1,024 point 2 dimensional FFT.

    Biography: Dr. Aravind Dasu is a Computer Scientist at the USC Information Sciences Institute in Arlington, Virginia. He received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University in 2004 and has since worked in the area of reconfigurable computing. His current specialization is in 3D stacking, trusted hardware, and architecture design for FPGAs. Over the past 16 years he has been a PI, CoPI, and Key personnel in R&D projects funded by NASA, Micron, ARM, Motorola, DoE, Lockheed Martin, Utah Governors Office , and DARPA with over $6,000,000 in research grants. He has over forty publications, supervised several graduate students & full time staff. He has served various government agencies such as NASA, the NSF, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Department of Energy for program and proposal reviews. His current business development focus is an initiative to build a Center of Excellence in 3D stacked adaptive computing at USC & ISI through strategic relationships with the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and Industry.

    Host: Dr. Anand Panangadan, anandvp@usc.edu

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Mayumi Thrasher

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  • DEN@Viterbi Online Information Session

    Thu, Jul 24, 2014 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Distance Education Network

    Workshops & Infosessions


    The USC Viterbi School of Engineering Distance Education Network (DEN@Viterbi) 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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