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Events for the 4th week of October

  • USC Engineering in Nanjing, China - Information Session

    Sun, Oct 19, 2014 @ 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    You are cordially invited to join us for an upcoming graduate engineering information session in Nanjing, China. This event will be hosted by Viterbi School representatives Ray Xu, Director of the USC China office for the Viterbi School of Engineering.

    Students who have earned or are in the progress of earning a Bachelor's degree in engineering, math, or a hard science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to attend to learn more about applying to our graduate programs.

    Attendees will also have the chance to ask questions and receive official brochures and handout information from USC.

    Location:

    Sheraton Nanjing Kingsley
    169 Hanzhong Road
    Nanjing, Jiangsu 210029

    REGISTER NOW

    Audiences: Students with an undergraduate backrgound in engineering, math or science

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

    Mon, Oct 20, 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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  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

    Mon, Oct 20, 2014 @ 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Janet Oldak, MSc., Ph.D., Professor of Dentistry, Division of Biomedical Sciences, Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology, USC Ostrow School of Dentistry

    Talk Title: Reconstructing Dental Enamel via Amelogenin-Mediated Mineral Assembly

    Abstract: Dental enamel is the hardest mineralized tissue in human body. This bioceramic is composed of elongated apatite crystals, which are bundled in organized, parallel prisms, and a hierarchical structure that ensures the unique mechanical strength and biological protection that enamel provides to the tooth. Unlike other mineralized tissues, such as bone and dentin, mature enamel is acellular and cannot regenerate itself after substantial mineral loss, which often occurs as dental caries or erosion. Biomimetic enamel reconstruction is a significant topic in material science and dentistry as a novel approach for the treatment of dental caries. Amelogenin has been proven to be a critical protein for controlling the organized growth of apatite crystals. We have developed a protocol for superficial enamel reconstruction by using a novel amelogenin-chitosan hydrogel. Compared to other conventional treatments, such as topical fluoride and mouthwash, this method not only prevents the development of dental caries but also promotes significant and durable enamel restoration. The organized enamel-like microstructure regulated by amelogenin assemblies can significantly improve the mechanical properties of etched enamel, while the dense enamel-restoration interface formed by an in situ regrowth of apatite crystals can improve the effectiveness and durability of restorations. Furthermore, chitosan hydrogel is easy to use and can suppress bacterial infection, which is the major risk factor for the occurrence of dental caries. Therefore, this biocompatible and biodegradable amelogenin-chitosan hydrogel shows promise as a biomaterial for the prevention, restoration, and treatment of defective enamel.


    Host: Norberto Grzywacz

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 122

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • "Closed-Loop Brain-Machine Interface Architectures"

    Mon, Oct 20, 2014 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Maryam M. Shanechi, Assistant Professor, USC

    Talk Title: "Closed-Loop Brain-Machine Interface Architectures"

    Series: CommNetS

    Abstract: A brain-machine-interface (BMI) is a system that interacts with the brain either to allow the brain to control an external device or to control the brain's state. While these two BMI types are for different applications, from a system-theoretic standpoint, they can both be viewed as closed-loop control systems. Our group develops BMI architectures by working at the interface of systems theory, statistical signal processing and neuroscience. In this talk, I present our work on designing both these BMIs, specifically motor BMIs for restoring movement in paralyzed patients and a BMI for control of the brain state under anesthesia. I also show ongoing work on a completely new BMI for treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders using closed-loop control of electrical stimulation to the brain.

    Motor BMIs have largely used standard signal processing techniques. However, devising novel algorithmic solutions that are tailored to the neural system can significantly improve BMI performance. Here, I develop a novel BMI paradigm for movement restoration that incorporates an optimal feedback-control model of the brain and directly processes the spiking activity using point process modeling. I show that this paradigm significantly outperforms the state-of-the-art in closed-loop monkey experiments. Additionally, I construct a new BMI that controls the state of the brain under anesthesia. This is done by designing stochastic controllers that infer the brain's anesthetic state from non-invasive observations of neural activity and control the real-time rate of drug administration to achieve a target brain state. I show the reliable performance of this BMI in rodent experiments. Finally I present ongoing work on BMIs for closed-loop electrical stimulation of the brain to treat neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression.

    Biography: Maryam Shanechi is an assistant professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). Prior to joining USC, she was an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. She received the B.A.Sc. degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto in 2004 and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2006 and 2011, respectively. She has been named by the MIT Technology Review as one of the world’s top 35 innovators under the age of 35 for her pioneering work on brain-machine interfaces.

    Host: Dr. Ashutosh Nayyar

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Seminars in Engineering, Neuroscience & Health (ENH)

    Mon, Oct 20, 2014 @ 03:50 PM - 04:50 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Veronica Santos, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

    Talk Title: TBA

    Series: Seminars in Engineering, Neuroscience & Health (ENH)

    Biography: http://www.mae.ucla.edu/people/faculty/veronica-santos
    Host: Francisco Valero-Cuevas, Charles Liu, Christianne Heck

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 100D

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Mischalgrace Diasanta

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  • Intel Information Session for Graduate Students

    Mon, Oct 20, 2014 @ 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Services

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join Jeff Jones as he discusses cutting edge developments and opportunities within Intel’s Logic Technology Development Group. Jeff is a Principle Engineer with LTD’s Advanced Design Group. Since joining Intel in 1996, Jeff has been involved in CPU design, silicon debug, and platform architecture - starting with Intel’s 250 nm fab process and continuing to tomorrow’s 7 nm process. His current areas of focus are Design/Process Pathfinding and Design Methodology Improvement.

    Grad students in EE, Comp Eng, Comp Sci, Chem Eng, Mat Sci, Chemistry, Physics, Optics welcome!

    Date: Monday, October 20th
    Time: 5:30 pm
    Location: VKC 150

    Interviews for qualified students held 10/21

    Location: Von Kleinsmid Center For International & Public Affairs (VKC) - 150

    Audiences: Graduate Students in EE, Comp Eng, Comp Sci, Chem Eng, Mat Sci, Chemistry, Physics, Optics

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

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  • Schlumberger Information Session

    Mon, Oct 20, 2014 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Services

    Workshops & Infosessions


    We invite you to meet with us for an inside look at our Field Engineer and Petrotechnical positions. You will have an opportunity to talk one on one with Schlumberger representatives and learn more about who we are and what we do as an Oilfield Services Company. Food and Beverages will be provided!

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

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  • Viterbi Spotlight Series- Biomedical Engineering

    Mon, Oct 20, 2014 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Services

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Viterbi Spotlight Series is your opportunity to connect with USC alumni and industry professionals that have been in your shoes and will share their experiences on how they got to where they are in their career.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Epstein Institute / ISE 651 Seminar Series

    Tue, Oct 21, 2014 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Paul Gribik, Pacific Gas and Electric, Market Design and Analysis

    Talk Title: "Treating Uncertainty in Electricity Markets by Defining Ramp Capability Products"

    Series: Epstein Institute Seminar Series

    Abstract: Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) use Security Constrained Unit Commitment (SCUC) and Security Constrained Economic Dispatch (SCED) models to operate their electricity markets and power systems. In the Real-Time market, the ISO typically forecasts the system requirements (e.g. five minute loads, operating reserve requirements) and system capability (e.g. a generator’s maximum output available and ramp rate, transmission constraints) for upcoming dispatch intervals over a dispatch horizon. It uses SCUC and SCED to find a least-cost commitment and dispatch that satisfies the power balance, transmission flow limits, and resource limits in each dispatch interval over the planning horizon.

    SCUC and SCED do not account for uncertainties in forecasts of load or resource capability. They will dispatch the system to achieve least cost over the dispatch horizon for a single forecast. As a result, the dispatch may not maintain any flexibility for the RTO to adjust the dispatch to respond to changes in forecasts as time progresses over the dispatch horizon. This can result in transmission violations or shortages of energy or reserves when forecasts change along with price spikes. To avoid this, the RTO will need controllable resources for which the RTO can alter power output to meet varying needs. With increases in the proportion of generation from intermittent renewable resources and increases in the flexibility of interchange scheduling (e.g., 15 minute scheduling intervals), it is likely that the variability the RTO will face will increase in the future, taxing the ramp response of controllable resources and increasing the frequency of short-term scarcity events due to shortages of rampable capacity.

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
    GRACE FORD SALVATORI HALL (GFS) ROOM 101
    3:30 - 4:50 PM


    Biography: Paul Gribik joined PG&E in 2012 where he works on market design and analysis issues. Prior to that, he was at Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator where he was a Senior Director. He joined MISO in 2003 as Director of Financial Transmission Rights. He developed the processes that were used to allocate FTRs to market participants and organized the group that runs the MISO’s FTR markets. He later started the Market Development and Analysis Group at MISO and led the group in developing a variety of market processes and in analyzing market outcomes. Most recently, he led their efforts to develop the Extended LMP methodology that allows commitment related costs to be included in LMPs, ramping flexibility products, and a zonal reserve procurement methodology that incorporates transmission constraints.
    Prior to joining MISO, Paul was a consultant from 1989 to 2003. He worked on developing electricity markets and on evaluating market processes and software. He also assisted electric utilities and independent power producers with their planning and operations problems both in areas with RTOs and without RTOs.

    Paul received a BS in Electrical Engineering, a MS in Industrial Administration and a PhD in Operations Research from Carnegie-Mellon University.

    Host: Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    More Information: Seminar-Gribik.docx

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Georgia Lum

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  • eBay Information Session

    Tue, Oct 21, 2014 @ 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Services

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

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  • Technical Interviewing Techniques- Presented by Fox

    Tue, Oct 21, 2014 @ 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Services

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join a Fox representative as he shares the inside scoop on technical interviewing. He will briefly discuss behavioral interviews, but the real focus here is the technical interview.

    Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 123

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

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  • 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

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  • CANCELLED: Computer Science Tenured Faculty Meeting - EEB 248

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

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    CANCELLED

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

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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  • 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.

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

    Panelists:
    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
    https://uscviterbi.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bNTzClnDfGmBt65

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Jennifer Gerson

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  • 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

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  • 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.

    www.engin.umich.edu/college/about

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Christine D'Arcy

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  • 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

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  • USC Viterbi STEM Spotlight on the Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

    Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    University Calendar


    The USC Viterbi STEM Spotlight offers K-12 students and teachers the opportunity to engage with engineering research; in October, the spotlight will be on the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, culminating in an Open House of some AME labs on Thursday, October 23. Reservations will be required; the reservation website is underdevelopment now.

    Location: Epstein Family Engineering Plaza VHE Breezeway

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Katie Mills

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  • Astronautical Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Astronautical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Prof. Mehran Mesbahi, Univ. of Washington

    Talk Title: Autonomous Networked Space Systems

    Abstract: This talk presents an overview of Mesbahi’s research on autonomous space systems, with particular attention to the design of the underlying control and motion planning algorithms using quaternions, dual quaternions, and convex optimization. Applications of such an approach to missions such as proximity operations, planetary landing, and asteroid capture will then be discussed. The second part of the talk will present some of the Mesbahi group's research on networked space systems, highlighting the challenges in the design of distributed algorithms for their autonomous or semi-autonomous operation.

    Biography: Mehran Mesbahi received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from USC in 1996. He was a member of the Guidance, Navigation, and Analysis group at JPL from 1996-2000 and an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota from 2000-2002. He is currently a Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Adjunct Professor of Mathematics, and Executive Director of Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation at the University of Washington. He was the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award in 2001, NASA Space Act Award in 2004, UW Distinguished Teaching Award in 2005, and UW College of Engineering Innovator Award in 2008. His research interest is autonomous and networked aerospace systems.

    Host: Dan Erwin

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) - 158

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Dan Erwin

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  • RASC Seminar: Jeremy L. Wyatt (University of Birmingham) - Robots in Our World: Uncertain, Incomplete and Unfamiliar

    Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Jeremy L. Wyatt, University of Birmingham

    Talk Title: Robots in Our World: Uncertain, Incomplete and Unfamiliar

    Series: RASC Seminar Series

    Abstract: To make transfer to applications in everyday domains robots require the ability to cope with novelty, incomplete information and uncertainty. In this talk I will describe a line of work carried out over ten years that provides methods to tackle this. In particular I will focus on two problems: object search and manipulation. Both require the ability to reason about open or novel worlds. The results are demonstrated in a variety of robot systems: in particular the Dora and Boris robots. Dora is one of the first mobile robots able to plan in open worlds, using the notion of assumptions. Dora also uniquely attempts to explain and then verify explanations in the face of failure. Boris is a robot system for manipulation that can grasp novel objects, and if there is time I will also describe algorithms we are developing for Boris that allow active gathering of information to support manipulation.

    Biography: Jeremy L Wyatt is Professor of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Birmingham. He gained his PhD from Edinburgh in 1996. He has published more than 80 papers, been the recipient of two best paper awards, and has led a variety of international robotics projects. He is interested in particular in robot planning and learning.

    Host: Stefan Schaal

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 406

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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  • DEN@Viterbi Online Information Session

    Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Distance Education Network

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

    RSVP NOW

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

    Posted By: Viterbi Professional Programs

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  • MFD - Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Distinguished Lecture: Karsen Thompson (LSU)

    Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 12:45 PM - 02:00 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Karsen Thompson, Louisiana State University, Petroleum Engineering

    Talk Title: Using Image-based pore-scale modeling in reservoir simulation

    Series: Distinguished Lectures

    Abstract: TBA

    Host: Prof. Jessen

    Location: James H. Zumberge Hall Of Science (ZHS) - 159

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Ryan Choi

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  • International Exchange Program Info Session

    Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Are you looking for a semester-long study abroad program? Consider the Viterbi International Exchange Program! You can spend a semester at either the National University of Singapore or the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology taking engineering courses and experiencing the local culture. Come to our information session to learn more about the program, what kinds of classes you can take, and how to apply. RSVPs are encouraged, but not required: http://bit.ly/1uCvYU

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

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Christine D'Arcy

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  • Edwards Lifesciences Information Session

    Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Services

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

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  • Amgen Information Session

    Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Services

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, will be on campus Thursday, October 23rd to discuss their 2015 Undergrad & Graduate Information System Summer Internship opportunities located at their Thousand Oaks, Ca headquarters.  
     
    Come join Amgen from 6pm-8pm at the Trojan Room, Student Union Building Lower Level B-3 to learn about Amgen’s Mission, Values, Products, Strategic Initiative and Pipeline as well as our commitment to our community and employees. Also, meet representatives from the business and human resources to learn about the Information Systems and Finance organization and their internship opportunities.

    Location: Gwynn Wilson Student Union (STU) - Trojan Room, Lower Level B-3

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

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  • Transfer Day

    Fri, Oct 24, 2014 @ 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Transfer Day is a half-day comprehensive program designed to give prospective transfer students the answers to questions about the transfer process. Transfer Day includes an hour-long Engineering Admission presentation, led by Viterbi's Transfer Admission Advisors, that will go over the admission process,recommended courses for engineers, transfer credit policy, etc.

    To RSVP for transfer day visit http://www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/transfer/prospective/transferdays.html

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) -

    Audiences: Undergraduate Transfer Applicants

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Admission

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  • Preview Day 2014

    Fri, Oct 24, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    Preview Day is the Viterbi School's graduate open house event for students interested in pursuing their Master's degree at one of the top ranked graduate engineering institutions in the nation. We request that attendees have earned or are candidates to earn at least a Bachelor's degree in engineering, math, or hard science (such as physics, chemistry or biology). Students interested in Ph.D. programs may want to consider attending REACH.

    For more information and to register

    Audiences: Students with an undergraduate background in engineering, math or science

    Posted By: Mary Kae

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  • W.V.T. Rusch Engineering Honors Colloquium

    Fri, Oct 24, 2014 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Junbing Yang, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, California Lithium Battery

    Talk Title: Silicon Anodes for Lithium Batteries

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

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Jeffrey Teng

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  • Integrated Seminar Series

    Fri, Oct 24, 2014 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Goutam Chattopadhyay, JPL

    Talk Title: Terahertz Technology and its Applications

    Abstract: For more than last forty years, terahertz components and instruments have primarily been developed for space science applications in radio astronomy and planetary sciences. However, in recent years, terahertz waves are increasingly being used in commercial applications such as high speed communications, security imaging, autonomous landing and refueling of airplanes, and medicines. In spite of all these fascinating scientific and commercial potential, the terahertz frequency range (loosely defined as 300 GHz < ν < 10 THz) still remains one of the least utilized electromagnetic bands because of the unavailability of commercial source and sensor components, and sub-systems.

    Recent progress in CMOS technology as well as availability of InP HEMT based amplifiers in terahertz frequency band has caught the imagination of researchers for developing terahertz instruments for commercial applications. Rapid progress in multiple fronts, such as commercial software for component and device modeling, low-loss waveguide circuits and interconnect technologies, silicon micromachining for highly integrated and compact packaging, and submicron scale lithographic techniques, is making it an exciting time for terahertz engineers and scientists.

    In this presentation, an overview of the state of the terahertz technology will be presented. The talk will detail the science and other applications that specifically require technology at terahertz frequencies. The challenges of the future generation instruments and detectors at these frequencies in addressing the needs for critical scientific and commercial applications will also be discussed.

    The research described herein was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA, under contract with National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    Biography: Goutam Chattopadhyay (S’93-M’99-SM’01-F’11) is a Principal Engineer/Scientist at the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, and a Visiting Professor at the Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA. He received the B.E. degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering from the Bengal Engineering College, Calcutta University, Calcutta, India, in 1987, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, in 1999. From 1987 until 1992, he was a Design Engineer with the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

    His research interests include microwave, millimeter- and submillimeter- wave heterodyne and direct detector receivers, frequency sources and mixers in the terahertz region, antennas, SIS mixer technology, direct detector bolometer instruments; InP HEMT amplifiers, mixers, and multipliers; high frequency radars, and applications of nanotechnology at terahertz frequencies. He has more than 200 publications in international journals and conferences and holds several patents. Among various awards and honors, he was the recipient of the Best Undergraduate Student Award from the University of Calcutta in 1987, the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship Award from the Government of India in 1992, and the IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship Award in 1997. He was the recipient of the best journal paper award in 2013 by IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology. He also received more than 30 NASA technical achievement and new technology invention awards. He is a Fellow of IEEE and IEEE.



    Hosted by Prof. Hossein Hashemi, Prof. Mike Chen and Prof. Mahta Moghaddam

    Organized and hosted by Masashi Yamagata

    For questions or additional details, please email myamagat@usc.edu

    Host: Hosted by Prof. Hossein Hashemi, Prof. Mike Chen, Prof. Mahta Moghaddam, and Masashi Yamagata

    More Info: http://mhi.usc.edu/events/event-details/?event_id=910780

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Integrated Seminar Series

    Fri, Oct 24, 2014 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Goutam Chattopadhyay, JPL

    Talk Title: Terahertz Technology and its Applications

    Abstract: For more than last forty years, terahertz components and instruments have primarily been developed for space science applications in radio astronomy and planetary sciences. However, in recent years, terahertz waves are increasingly being used in commercial applications such as high speed communications, security imaging, autonomous landing and refueling of airplanes, and medicines. In spite of all these fascinating scientific and commercial potential, the terahertz frequency range still remains one of the least utilized electromagnetic bands because of the unavailability of commercial source and sensor components, and sub-systems.

    Recent progress in CMOS technology as well as availability of InP HEMT based amplifiers in terahertz frequency band has caught the imagination of researchers for developing terahertz instruments for commercial applications. Rapid progress in multiple fronts, such as commercial software for component and device modeling, low-loss waveguide circuits and interconnect technologies, silicon micromachining for highly integrated and compact packaging, and submicron scale lithographic techniques, is making it an exciting time for terahertz engineers and scientists.

    In this presentation, an overview of the state of the terahertz technology will be presented. The talk will detail the science and other applications that specifically require technology at terahertz frequencies. The challenges of the future generation instruments and detectors at these frequencies in addressing the needs for critical scientific and commercial applications will also be discussed.

    The research described herein was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA, under contract with National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    Biography: Goutam Chattopadhyay (S’93-M’99-SM’01-F’11) is a Principal Engineer/Scientist at the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, and a Visiting Professor at the Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA. He received the B.E. degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering from the Bengal Engineering College, Calcutta University, Calcutta, India, in 1987, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, in 1999. From 1987 until 1992, he was a Design Engineer with the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

    His research interests include microwave, millimeter- and submillimeter- wave heterodyne and direct detector receivers, frequency sources and mixers in the terahertz region, antennas, SIS mixer technology, direct detector bolometer instruments; InP HEMT amplifiers, mixers, and multipliers; high frequency radars, and applications of nanotechnology at terahertz frequencies. He has more than 200 publications in international journals and conferences and holds several patents. Among various awards and honors, he was the recipient of the Best Undergraduate Student Award from the University of Calcutta in 1987, the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship Award from the Government of India in 1992, and the IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship Award in 1997. He was the recipient of the best journal paper award in 2013 by IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology. He also received more than 30 NASA technical achievement and new technology invention awards. He is a Fellow of IEEE and IEEE.



    Hosted by Prof. Hossein Hashemi, Prof. Mike Chen and Prof. Mahta Moghaddam

    Organized and hosted by Masashi Yamagata

    For questions or additional details, please email myamagat@usc.edu

    Host: Hosted by Prof. Hossein Hashemi, Prof. Mike Chen, Prof. Mahta Moghaddam, and Masashi Yamagata

    More Info: http://mhi.usc.edu/events/event-details/?event_id=910780

    Location: 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Elise Herrera-Green

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  • Astani CEE Ph.D. Seminar

    Fri, Oct 24, 2014 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: CEE Ph.D. Students, Astani CEE Ph.D. Candidates

    Talk Title: TBA

    Abstract: TBA

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Evangeline Reyes

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  • USC Engineering in Guangzhou, China - Information Session

    Sat, Oct 25, 2014 @ 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    You are cordially invited to join us for an upcoming graduate engineering information session in Guangzhou, China. This event will be hosted by Viterbi School representatives Ray Xu, Director of the USC China office for the Viterbi School of Engineering.

    Students who have earned or are in the progress of earning a Bachelor's degree in engineering, math, or a hard science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to attend to learn more about applying to our graduate programs.

    Attendees will also have the chance to ask questions and receive official brochures and handout information from USC.

    Location:

    The Westin Guangzhou
    6 Lin He Zhong Road
    Tian He District, Guangzhou 510610

    REGISTER NOW

    Audiences: Students with an undergraduate backrgound in engineering, math or science

    Posted By: William Schwerin

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