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Events for March 28, 2014

  • Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, & Engineering Talk

    Fri, Mar 28, 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 https://esdweb.esd.usc.edu/unresrsvp/MeetUSC.aspx 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

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Repeating EventASBME Eboard Applications Open

    Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Available until Friday, March 28th at 11:59pm.

    ASBME wants YOU to be a part of our 2014-2015 Executive Board! We are looking for dedicated and hard-working individuals who are in eager to take on leadership roles to push ASBME to be the best it can be. Everyone is encouraged to apply! Check out our application for more information and APPLY!! Click on the following link for the application. https://docs.google.com/a/usc.edu/forms/d/1HrVrJQ3C8OtqP4BysDAd5KYgcL5aBXSczAABxrin4AI/viewfor

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering

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  • Prospective M.S. Student Welcome Day

    Fri, Mar 28, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This event is open to students admitted to a Fall 2014 MS program at the Viterbi School. There is no charge to attend the event. However, online registration via Eventbrite is required.

    RSVP and additional details are it: GAPP M.S. Welcome Event

    Students will have a chance to meet and interact with faculty, department advisors and current students. We encourage you to participate in this event as attendees will become acquainted with departments and colleagues and gain a sense of university life at USC.

    Location: Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center (GER) - Stever Courtyard (GER Patio)

    Audiences: invitation only

    Posted By: Ryan Rozan

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  • The W.V.T. Rusch Engineering Honors Colloquim

    Fri, Mar 28, 2014 @ 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Edward Loh, Editor-in-Chief, Motor Trend Magazine

    Talk Title: Everything You Wanted to Know About Driving Supercars But Were Afraid to Ask

    Host: W.V.T. Rusch Engineering Honors Program

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Christine Viterbi Admission & Student Affairs

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  • ASBME at Zeta Phi "Skid" Rho

    Fri, Mar 28, 2014 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    The 12th Annual Zeta Phi “Skid” Rho is the keystone Philanthropy Event for USC Zeta Phi Rho, Gamma Chapter. Thousands of lunches are made each year for the homeless of the Skid Row neighborhood of Los Angeles. Usually making over 5000 sandwiches, this year, Zeta Phi “Skid” Rho is a collaborative event with USC Special Events Committee to break the world record of “Most Sandwiches Made in One Hour.”
    Volunteer with ASBME and help us compete for a $500 gift card that goes to the team who makes the most sandwiches. Register ASAP to be guaranteed a spot on ASBME’s team! Sign up with this link and put “ASBME” under Organization in the form. https://docs.google.com/a/usc.edu/forms/d/1CBtscfT_8MPUXlYekW9m1yQM3G2ZST7TIy1EqCxzoL8/viewfor

    Location: Alumni Park

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering

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  • ClimatePalooza 2014

    Fri, Mar 28, 2014 @ 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    University Calendar


    RSVP TO: http://web-app.usc.edu/ws/eo2/calendar/113/event/903807

    USC and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will come together to present a vibrant multimedia festival featuring entertainment and dynamic opportunities to learn about the latest science defining climate change—and what we can do about this complex and crucial issue. Browse environment-themed art and design projects and technical exhibits created by students as well as nonprofit, governmental and industry-based organizations. Hear and engage with climate scientists and policy experts as they discuss the latest research. Enjoy informative and insightful performances of music, theatre, film and comedy by environmentally concerned artists. The festival will be topped off by scientifically incorrect sketches by comedy troupe The Lollygaggers in the event's Climate Lounge. The challenge of climate change affects us in multiple ways. By bringing art and science together, we gain new information and perspective about our values around rationality, nature and the planet we share.

    Location: Annenberg School For Communication (ASC) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Visions and Voices

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  • Integrated Systems Seminar Series - Spring 2014

    Fri, Mar 28, 2014 @ 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Alexander Rylyakov , IBM

    Talk Title: Silicon Photonics: Believe the Hype or Forget About It?

    Series: Integrated Systems Seminar Series

    Abstract: Silicon Photonics is certainly not a new technology with early papers published in 1980s and first commercial products available in 1990s. It also has a number of well-known and very significant technical challenges, especially when it is compared to mature III-V based optical communication devices, such as VCSELs and InP photonic integrated circuits. And yet in recent years it very clearly has entered a dramatic hype cycle, with many companies developing the technology (e.g., Cisco/Lightwire, Mellanox/Kotura, Molex/Luxtera, Samsung, IBM, Intel, and many others) and announcing products. The overall situation tends to be extremely polarizing, with hard core proponents citing only the advantages of Silicon Photonics (high level of integration, cost, compatibility with CMOS) and skeptics focusing mostly on the issues (absence of optical gain, coupling losses, device performance). I will try to provide a balanced view, based on my personal experience designing the driver/receiver circuits for Silicon Photonic devices, VCSELs and InP PICs. I will review recent IBM Research results on optical transceivers and switches, comparing key parameters (power efficiency, density, reach) of different approaches. During the review I will necessarily have to touch on sensitive subjects such as direct laser modulation vs different modulator types (MZ, ring, EA), hybrid approach vs monolithic integration of optics and circuits and so on. I don’t have a roadmap or a crystal ball, so I will not make any conclusions or forward looking statements, but so far it has been a very exciting area of research, with a clear potential for more.

    Biography: Alexander Rylyakov received the M.S. degree in physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1989 and the Ph.D. degree in physics from State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1997, where he worked on the design and testing of superconductor integrated circuits based on Josephson junctions. In 1999 he joined the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center as a Research Staff Member, working on the design and testing of high-speed digital and mixed-signal communication circuits for optical and channel-limited wireline communications. Many of those circuits, implemented in various generations of CMOS and SiGe bipolar, are now used in IBM products and several of them have established performance records in their respective technologies. Dr. Rylyakov's current research interests are in the areas of digital phase-locked loops for communication and microprocessor clocking, high-speed low power transceivers and equalization for wireline and optical communication, and integrated circuits for silicon photonics. He has published over 80 papers and has 20 patents issued.
    Recent IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards: “Advancements in the Science of Silicon Nanophotonics” (2012), “Development of Digital PLL Technology and Its Establishment in IBM Product Roadmaps” (2013), “Technologies for Terabit/s Optical Transceivers” (2013)


    Host: Hossien Hashemi, Mike Chen, Mahta Moghaddam, Sushil Subramanian

    More Info: http://mhi.usc.edu/activities/integrated-systems/

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Sushil Subramanian

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  • Astani CEE Ph.D. Seminar

    Fri, Mar 28, 2014 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Esther S. Lee, USC Career Center

    Talk Title: USC Career

    Location: John Stauffer Science Lecture Hall (SLH) - 102

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Evangeline Reyes

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  • Hovercraft Hackathon with ACM, ASME, IEEE from March 28-30, E-Quad

    Fri, Mar 28, 2014 @ 06:00 PM - 12:00 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Building, coding, and wiring hovercrafts from scratch--we're doing it all. Our goal? Autonomously racing the hovercrafts at the end of the weekend. Come compete in this jam-packed 48 hours of engineering! Find more information and how to rsvp at: tinyurl.com/hovercrafthackathon14.

    Sign up deadline is 3/14, participants will be contacted the week before the hackathon. No experience required.

    Location: Viterbi E-Quad

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

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