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Events for November 13, 2013

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

    Wed, Nov 13, 2013

    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

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Signal Processing Methods for Diagnosing and Treating Neurological Disorders: A Focus on DBS

    Wed, Nov 13, 2013 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Otis Smart, Emory University

    Talk Title: Signal Processing Methods for Diagnosing and Treating Neurological Disorders: A Focus on DBS

    Abstract: Worldwide, millions of patients with neurological disorders have an impaired quality of life, although in some cases successful therapeutic interventions can improve their life quality. Whether a patient has epilepsy, depression, malmovement, or another debilitating brain disease, neurologists and neurosurgeons rely on accurate diagnostic techniques and novel treatment modalities to effectively provide therapy. This talk presents bioengineering approaches, in particular signal processing of brain electrophysiology and electrical brain stimulation, which can contribute to these clinical needs in patient diagnosis and treatment.

    Biography: Otis Smart received the B.S. degree in general science from Morehouse College in 2001 and the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2001, 2002 and 2007, respectively. Dr. Smart conducts interdisciplinary human-subjects research for projects that study epilepsy, depression, and movement disorders by applying bioengineering methods. His primary scientific interests focus on providing semi-automatic signal-processing algorithms that serve as reliable decision-support tools for physicians to better understand, diagnose, predict, and modulate pathological activity in patients with neurological disorders. He also applies signal processing analyses for basic science in vivo animal models and in vitro models of brain disorders. His interests also include developing biomedical devices for disease therapy and diagnosis. He currently is an NIH postdoctoral fellow at Emory University, supported by an NINDS postdoctoral career development award. He previously conducted research at the Emory Yerkes Primate Research Center, the Intelligent Control Systems Laboratory at Georgia Tech, the Psychophysiology Laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center, and Clemson University. He has also worked as a Radio-Frequency Engineer at Bellsouth Mobility.

    Host: Panayiotis Georgiou

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Mary Francis

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  • Adaptive, Parallel, and Asynchronous Stochastic Optimization Algorithms

    Wed, Nov 13, 2013 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: John Duchi, University of California, Berkeley

    Talk Title: Adaptive, Parallel, and Asynchronous Stochastic Optimization Algorithms

    Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss some recent insights in stochastic optimization algorithms, focusing on new adaptive schemes that dynamically incorporate knowledge of the geometry of the data observed in earlier iterations to perform more informative gradient-based optimization. These ideas allow us to develop learning algorithms that are (in a sense) optimal for the data they actually receive. As a particular example of these schemes, we look at problems where the *data* is sparse, which is in a sense dual to the current understanding of high-dimensional statistical learning and optimization. We also show how these ideas can be leveraged in the design of parallel and asynchronous algorithms, providing experimental evidence to complement our theoretical results on several different learning and optimization tasks.

    Biography: I am currently a PhD candidate in computer science at Berkeley, where I started in the fall of 2008. I work in the Statistical Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL) under the joint supervision of Mike Jordan and Martin Wainwright. I obtained my master's degree (MA) in statistics in Fall 2012. I was initially supported by an NDSEG fellowship, and until recently was supported by Facebook, who generously awarded me a Facebook Fellowship. Before this, I was an undergrad and a masters student at Stanford University working with Daphne Koller in her research group, DAGS. I also spend some time at Google Research (once upon a time I was also a software engineer there), where I had (and continue to have) the great fortune to work with Yoram Singer.

    Host: Urbashi Mitra, ubli@usc.edu, EEB 536, x04667

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Gerrielyn Ramos

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  • Graduate Engineering Online Info Session

    Wed, Nov 13, 2013 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is a top-10 ranked graduate engineering program by U.S News and World Report. Join us for an online information session to learn about the exciting opportunities available.

    Register Now

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Ray Fujioka/GAPP

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  • USC-CMAA Construction Alumni Groundbreaking Event

    Wed, Nov 13, 2013 @ 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Receptions & Special Events


    Dear Fellow USC Students,

    You are invited to USC-CMAA's hosted Construction Alumni GroundBreaking Event. This will be the first Construction Alumni Networking Event among many to come and will allow you the opportunity to be among the first to interact with USC alumni from the construction industry at this monumental event. Whether you are looking to learn more about the experiences of our alumni or looking for connections for internships or full-time positions, this is the perfect event to fit your needs. There will be hors d'oeuvres, a setting for socializing, and Ronald Tutor as our guest speaker. It will be at the Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC on November 13 from 5-7pm. Tickets for students, guests, and any USC alumni whom you know wishes to join are located here: http://www.usccmaa.com/alumni.html

    Also attached is a flyer with a more formal outline of the program of the event.

    If you have any questions, please contact Angela Noah at anoah@usc.edu or Ben Liu at benjamcl@usc.edu. We look forward to seeing you there!

    More Information: Groundbreaking_Flyer.pdf

    Location: Radisson Hotel LA Midtown at USC

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: USC CMAA

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  • Intel Information Session

    Wed, Nov 13, 2013 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Services

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join representatives of this company as they share general company information and available opportunities.

    All Undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D Students welcomed!

    More Information: Intel-USC Flyer LTD Tech Talk Jones Fall 13.pdf

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

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  • ASBME GM #9: Medical Imaging with Krishna Nayak

    Wed, Nov 13, 2013 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Krishna Nayak, Director of the USC Magnetic Resonance Engineering Lab http://mrel.usc.edu/ will be presenting some of the amazing research his team is doing. Curious about how MRI can help address Heart Disease, Atherosclerosis, Obesity, Vocal Tract Shaping (speech production, linguistics), and Sleep Apnea? Then you won't want to miss this!

    Location: Von Kleinsmid Center For International & Public Affairs (VKC) - 203

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering

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