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Events for October 22, 2014

  • Repeating EventMeet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, & Engineering Talk

    Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events

    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process; a student led walking tour of campus and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process and financial aid. Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. Please visit http://www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/firstyear/prospective/meetusc_sw.html to check availability and make an appointment. Be sure to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - USC Admission Office

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

  • Computer Science Tenured Faculty Meeting - EEB 248

    Wed, Oct 22, 2014 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Event details will be emailed to invited attendees.

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

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

  • How to Prepare for an Academic Position

    Wed, Oct 22, 2014 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Doctoral Programs

    Workshops & Infosessions

    The workshop panel will cover topics including: how to best spend one’s postdoc time, assemble a research statement, teaching statement, acquire and prepare reference letter writers, apply for academic jobs, prepare for an academic job interview, follow up the interview, and select a position. The workshop will be presented by a panel of faculty members, and moderated by Dr. Maja Mataric. The faculty panel will briefly present their insights and advice, followed by ample time for questions, answers, and examples.

    Maja Mataric: Professor of Computer Science and Vice Dean for Research, Viterbi School of Engineering

    Maja Mataric: Professor of Computer Science and Vice Dean for Research, Viterbi School of Engineering
    Surya Prakash: Professor, Dorsnife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
    Sarah Hamm-Alvarez: Professor and Vice Dean of Research

    RSVP requested by October 15 via

    Location: Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library (DML) - 240

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Jennifer Gerson

  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series

    Wed, Oct 22, 2014 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Kevin Chen, Viterbi Fellow in Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

    Talk Title: Vortex Breakdown, Instability, and Sensitivity of a T-Junction Flow

    Series: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series

    Abstract: The fluid flow through a T-shaped pipe bifurcation (with the inlet at the bottom of the "T") is a very familiar occurrence in both natural and man-made systems. Everyday examples include industrial pipe networks, microfluidic channels, and blood flows near the heart and brain. Yet, many questions about the flow physics remain, and prior analyses have been rudimentary. This seminar addresses three important questions: 1) How does the flow evolve with Reynolds number? 2) What are the important flow structures? 3) Lastly, where in the flow do the stability eigenvalues exhibit high sensitivity to dynamical perturbations? Much of this research focuses on the relation between vortex breakdown in the outlet pipes and the regions of stability, receptivity, and sensitivity as defined by linear global stability theory. The vortex breakdown, which occurs above a Reynolds number of 320, gives rise to recirculation regions near the junction; a supercritical Hopf bifurcation first occurs at a Reynolds number of 556. Regions of growth are concentrated in the outlet pipes, but regions of receptivity to initial conditions and external disturbances are confined to small regions near the walls of the inlet and junction. Finally, the flow is most sensitive to localized feedback and to base flow modifications in the recirculation regions, which we explain using an inviscid Lagrangian short-wavelength theory. To the best of our knowledge, this is the most complicated flow for which anyone has observed the relation between sensitivity and recirculation.

    Biography: Kevin Chen is presently a Viterbi Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California, in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering department. He attended Caltech as an Axline Scholar, where he received a B.S. with Honor in Engineering and Applied Science, with a focus in Aeronautics, in 2009. At Caltech, he conducted research in experimental and computational fluid dynamics with Mory Gharib, Beverley McKeon, and Tim Colonius. He attended Princeton University as a Gordon Y. S. Wu fellow, where he received an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 2011 and 2014, respectively, under the advising of Clancy Rowley and Howard Stone. He has received support from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the DOD NDSEG and NSF GRFP fellowships, and awards from Caltech and Princeton University. Kevin's primary research interest is the development of feedback flow control, where fluid mechanics intersect with modern control theory, stability theory, dynamical systems, and computational methods.

    Host: Professor Paul Ronney

    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 150

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Valerie Childress

  • University of Michigan Graduate School Info Session

    Wed, Oct 22, 2014 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Have you ever considered pursing a master’s or Ph.D. degree? There are many things to consider when making the choice to attend graduate school. Which graduate school is right for me? Should I enter the work force immediately following undergraduate studies or continue my education?

    Please join several University of Michigan College of Engineering staff and graduate students for an informal gathering to learn more about the benefits of pursuing an advanced degree in engineering. University of Michigan College of Engineering, one of the nation’s top ranked graduate programs, provides competitive financial funding packages to all admitted Ph.D. students and some funding for master’s students. We hope you can join us!

    RSVP Here: http://bit.ly/michigan1022
    Dinner will be provided!

    If you cannot attend and would like more information about University of Michigan engineering graduate programs, email Shira Washington, sjwashin@umich.edu.


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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Christine D'Arcy

  • Halliburton Energy Services Information Session

    Wed, Oct 22, 2014 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Services

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Please join Halliburton for an information session to learn more about our company, the position you are interviewing for and meet the hiring managers.

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services