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Events for August 17, 2017

  • MS Group Advisement Session - CONTINUING CS/INF Students

    Thu, Aug 17, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This group advisement session is for CONTINUING students in the CS/INF Master's programs. One-on-one time with advisors will be available toward the end of the group advisement session.

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Graduate

    Posted By: Ryan Rozan

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  • Magnetic Particle Imaging as a Deep-Penetrating, Quantitative, Positive-Contrast, & Noninvasive Imaging Method with Micromolar Sensitivity

    Thu, Aug 17, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Professor Steven Conolly, UC Berkeley Bioengineering & EECS

    Talk Title: Magnetic Particle Imaging as a Deep-Penetrating, Quantitative, Positive-Contrast, & Noninvasive Imaging Method with Micromolar Sensitivity

    Series: Medical Imaging Seminar Series

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    Host: Professor Krishna Nayak

    Location: 248

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Talyia White

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  • Informatics New Student Orientation

    Thu, Aug 17, 2017 @ 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This orientation session is required for the new incoming Fall 2017 Informatics students in the following programs: Cyber Security Engineering, Data Informatics, Spatial Informatics, and Communication Informatics. Students who started their Informatics programs in Spring 2017 are also welcome to attend. Meet Informatics faculty, staff, and fellow students and receive an overview of the Informatics degree programs and important information.

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - 106

    Audiences: Graduate

    Posted By: Ryan Rozan

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  • Viterbi New Student Welcome Luau

    Thu, Aug 17, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Student Activity


    Viterbi School of Engineering welcomes our incoming first-year students at our New Student Luau. The luau will be held in the Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad) located between Biegler Hall (BHE) and Neely Petroleum Engineering Building (PCE).

    This is a perfect opportunity to meet your fellow students, as well as our faculty and staff- including Dean Yortsos. You can also enjoy some awesome desserts and swag. Best of all, you might win one of several great prizes!

    Location: Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad)

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Christina Martin

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  • Repeating EventMS Group Advisement Session - NEW & CONTINUING CS/INF Students

    Thu, Aug 17, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This group advisement session is for NEW Fall 2017 incoming students to the CS/INF Master's programs. New students should attend at least one of these sessions to meet with advisement staff. CONTINUING students are also welcome to attend this session. One-on-one time with advisors will be available toward the end of the group advisement session.

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Posted By: Ryan Rozan

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  • Synchronization and Localization in Wireless Networks

    Thu, Aug 17, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Bernhard Etzlinger, Johannes Kepler University and Linz Austria

    Talk Title: Synchronization and Localization in Wireless Networks

    Abstract: Several widely-used radio localization systems, such as GPS and cellular localization, rely on time-of-flight measurements of data-bearing signals to determine inter-radio distances. For such measurements to be meaningful, accurate synchronization is required. Synchronization becomes more important in emerging applications for large cooperative wireless networks, and has led to active research in the area of synchronization and localization. State-of-the-art solutions either adopt a two-step, first synchronize then localize paradigm, or perform centralized, simultaneous localization and synchronization that impose stringent constraints on the network topology. In this talk, we introduce a framework for distributed simultaneous localization and synchronization that overcomes these limitations. The framework consists of a Bayesian factor graph formulation for cooperative simultaneous localization and synchronization, and is suited for wireless networks with mobile nodes and time-varying clock parameters. Building on this factor graph, a distributed belief propagation algorithm is developed that allows for real-time operation and is suitable for a time-varying network connectivity. While numerical results indicate a similar localization accuracy as achieved in perfectly synchronized networks, demonstrator implementations validate the robustness of the algorithm in practice.


    Biography: Bernhard Etzlinger received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.Sc.) degree in mechatronics in 2010 and his Dr.techn. (Ph.D.) degree in technical sciences in 2016, both with distinction from the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Linz, Austria. Since 2016, he has been with the Institute of Communication Systems and RF-Systems, Johannes Kepler University Linz, where he is currently a postdoctoral researcher. In 2010, he worked at Fraunhofer FKIE, Wachtberg, Germany. During his Ph.D. studies, he was a visiting student with the Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, and with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. Currently he is visiting scholar at the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California. Dr. Etzlinger is the recipient of the 2017 Upper-Austrian innovation prize for achievements on a secure communication interface for real-time power-line protection. He has also served as a TPC member for the 2017 VTC Spring Conference and as a session chair at the Asilomar Conference in 2015. Dr. Etzlinger's research interests include statistical signal processing for receiver design, cooperative network clock synchronization and localization, and wireless control systems.


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

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 539

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Gerrielyn Ramos

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