April 15, 2008 — Engineering faculty and deans from USC and China's pre-eminent technical research institution will share ideas in three days of talks, meetings and meals beginning with remarks by Viterbi Dean Yannis Yortsos and Vice President Xu Chen of Tsinghua University's School of Information Science and Technology at 9 a.m. April 30.
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The event, the second in an annual series, is part of "a unique partnership between two leaders in information technology to foster collaborative research and educational opportunities in emerging information technology areas," according to Yortsos.
This series is made possible with support from Feng Deng, alumnus of both Tsinghua University and USC.
Keynote talks will be given by two eminent computer scientists: THU's Professor Bo Zhang, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; and the Viterbi School's Professor Leonard Adleman, Member of NAE, NAS, AAAS.
Subsequently, numerous faculty members from both institutions will offer presentations on Biomimetics, Bioinformatics, and Biometrics; Microelectronics and Nanotechnology; Wireless Communications; Communication and Optical Networks; Computations and System Control; and Signal Processing, Vision, and Databases.
The schedule also includes talks by department co-chair Alexander Sawchuk of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering and chair Ramesh Govindan of the Computer Science, offering overviews of research in the two units.
Viterbi faculty and students are urged to attend: "this will be a remarkable event," said Senior Associate Dean Cauligi Raghavendra, "but get there early, because the rooms are not large."