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Wed, Apr 02, 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!
Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
Posted By: Viterbi Admission
Wed, Apr 02, 2014 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars
Talk Title: Six Sigma Black Belt
Abstract: Course Overview
This course teaches you the advanced problem-solving skills you'll 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 the classroom 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 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.
NOTE: Participants must bring a laptop computer running Microsoft Office to the seminar.
* Business process management
* Computer applications
* Design of experiments (DOE)
* Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)
* Enterprisewide deployment
* Lean enterprise
* Project management
* Regression and correlation modeling
* Statistical methods and sampling
* Statistical process control
* Team processes
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
* Analyze process data using comprehensive statistical methods
* Control the process to assure that improvements are used and the benefits verified
* Define an opportunity for improving customer satisfaction
* Implement the recommended improvements
* Improve existing processes by reducing variation
* Measure process characteristics that are critical to quality
Who Should Attend
* VPs, COOs, CEOs
* Employees new to a managerial position
* Employees preparing to make the transition to managerial roles
* Current managers wanting to hone leadership skills
* Anyone interested in implementing Lean or Six Sigma in their organization
On-Campus Participants: $7,245
Includes continental breakfasts, lunch and all course materials. The fee does not include hotel accommodations or transportation.
Online Participant with Live Session Interactivity: $7,245
Includes attendee access codes for live call-in or chat capabilities during class sessions. Also includes all course and lecture materials available for live stream or download.
Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE): Reduced pricing is available for members of IIE. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Trojan Family: USC alumni, current students, faculty, and staff receive 10% reduced pricing on registration.
Boeing: Boeing employees receive 20% off registration fees (please use Boeing email address when registering).
Two course delivery options are available for participants, on-campus and online with interactivity:
On-Campus Course is held in state-of-the-art facilities on the University of Southern California campus, located in downtown Los Angeles. Participants attending on-campus will have the option to commute to the course or stay at one of the many hotels located in the area. For travel information, please visit our Travel section.
Overview of on-campus option:
* The ability to interact with faculty and peers in-person.
* Access to hard copy course materials.
* Ability to logon and view archived course information - up to 7 days after the course has been offered. This includes course documents and streaming video of the lectures.
* If there is a conflict during any on-campus course dates, on-campus participants can elect to be an online/interactive student.
* Parking, refreshments and lunch are provided for on-campus participants unless otherwise specified.
Online (Interactivity) Course delivery is completely online and real-time, enabling interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Participants have the flexibility of completing the course from a distance utilizing USC's Distance Education Network technology. Students are required to be online for the entirety of each day's session.
Overview of online (interactive):
* Virtually participate in the course live with the ability to either ask questions or chat questions to the entire class.
* WebEx technologies provide the option to call into the class and view the entire lecture/materials on a personal computer, or to participate on a computer without having to utilize a phone line.
* Ability to logon and view archived course information up to 7 days after the course has been offered. This includes course documents and streaming video of the lectures.
Continuing Education Units
CEUs: 10.5 (CEUs provided by request only)
USC Viterbi School of Engineering Certificate of Participation is awarded to all participants upon successful completion of course.
Upon completion, participants will also receive their Institute of Industrial Engineers certification in Six Sigma Black Belt.
Host: Corporate and Professional Programs
More Info: http://gapp.usc.edu/professional-programs/short-courses/industrial%26systems/six-sigma-black-belt
Audiences: Registered Attendees
Posted By: Viterbi Professional Programs
Emerging Nonvolatile Memory Technologies: Design Space Exploration and Applications in Conventional and Neuromorphic Computing
Wed, Apr 02, 2014 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars
Speaker: Yiran Chen, University of Pittsburgh
Talk Title: Emerging Nonvolatile Memory Technologies: Design Space Exploration and Applications in Conventional and Neuromorphic Computing
Abstract: The severe scaling challenges of mainstream memories motivated recent active research on emerging nonvolatile memory (eNVM) technologies. Some promising candidates, i.e., phase change memory, spintronic memory, and resistive memory (memristor), have been well studied, demonstrating attractive properties in integration density, power efficiency, reliability, and scalability. In this talk, I will first examine the expectations of modern computing systems on memory hierarchy and then introduce three examples in eNVM design and applications in GPGPU and neuromorphic computing systems. Finally, we will give our prospects on the future hotspots in eNVM research.
Biography: Dr. Yiran Chen received B.S and M.S. (both with honor) from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2005. After five years in industry, he joined University of Pittsburgh in 2010 as Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. His research interests include low-power design, emerging circuit and computing technologies, and embedded systems. Dr. Chen has published 1 book, a few book chapters, and 160+ journal and conference publications. He has been granted 83 US and international patents with other 17 pending applications. He is the associate editor of IEEE TCAD, ACM JETC, ACM SIGDA E-news and served on the technical and organization committees of about 30 conferences. He received 3 best paper awards from ISQED’08, ISLPED’10 and GLSVLS’13 and other 7 nominations in DAC, DATE, ASPDAC etc. Dr. Chen received NSF CAREER award in 2013 and was the invited participant of 2013 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium of NAE.
Host: Massoud Pedram
Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
Posted By: Annie Yu
Wed, Apr 02, 2014 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations
Come meet one of the newest faculty members (and future professor) here on campus. Dr. Megan McCain is coming to present on her research which leverages techniques in tissue engineering to understand the mechanisms of disease development. Her work also focuses on engineering micro-scale mimics of human tissues, known as "Organs on Chips" that have applications for toxicity screening in pharmaceutical industry. All BME's are encouraged to attended and her about her fascinating research. Food will be provided!
Audiences: Everyone Is Invited