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  • Biomedical Engineering Seminars

    Mon, Jan 29, 2018 @ 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: George Tolomiczenko, Ph.D, HTE Program, University of Southern California

    Talk Title: TBA

    Host: Professor Qifa Zhou

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 122

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mischalgrace Diasanta

  • Biomedical Engineering Department Guest Speaker

    Mon, Jan 29, 2018 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Bruno Olshausen, PhD, Professor, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and School of Optometry Director, Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience University of California, Berkeley

    Talk Title: Perception in Brains and Machines

    Abstract: The quest to understand intelligence in brains and to build it in machines is certain to become one of the great intellectual and technological endeavors of the 21st century. Here I shall argue for a multidisciplinary approach that sees both neuroscience and engineering as trying to solve a common set of core problems. I shall draw upon three examples: 1)Theories of efficient coding which play a key role in our understanding of the visual system also form the basis of modern image analysis and recognition pipelines; 2) Studies of eye movements and foveated imaging can inform active vision strategies in robotics; and 3) The end of Moore's law is steering engineers to look to neuroscience to understand how reliable computation can be performed with unreliable components such as memristors.

    Host: BME

    Location: Corwin D. Denney Research Center (DRB) - 145

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mischalgrace Diasanta

  • Center for Systems and Control (CSC@USC) and Ming Hsieh Institute for Electrical Engineering

    Mon, Jan 29, 2018 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Ulrich Muenz, Siemens

    Talk Title: Future Power System Control Functions: An Industry Perspective

    Abstract: This talk provides an overview of Siemens Corporate Technology's recent research on new control functions for future power systems. Three different topics are discussed: (a) adaptive power oscillation damping optimization to increase the stability reserve of power systems, (b) robust power flow optimization to increase power system resilience to volatile generation, and (c) autonomous microgrids that provide autonomous operation and plug-and-produce capabilities.

    Biography: Ulrich Muenz is head of the Research Group Autonomous Systems and Control at Siemens Corporate Technology in Princeton, NJ. Prior to this appointment, he was a senior key expert research scientist for power system stability and control at Siemens Corporate Technology in Munich, Germany. He received his Ph.D. degree in Automatic Control from the University of Stuttgart, Germany in 2010, and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from the Universities of Stuttgart, Germany, and Madrid, Spain, both in 2005. He received the EECI European Ph.D. Award on Embedded and Networked Control in 2010. From 2010 to 2011, he was a systems engineer at Robert Bosch GmbH. His main research interests are autonomy technologies based on model- and data-driven methods for applications like power systems and industrial manufacturing.

    Host: Mihailo Jovanovic

    More Information: muenz

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Gerrielyn Ramos

  • Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM): tissue magnetism, mathematical optimization and clinical applications

    Mon, Jan 29, 2018 @ 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Yi Wang, PhD, Department of Biomedical Engineering & Radiology, Cornell University

    Talk Title: Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM): tissue magnetism, mathematical optimization and clinical applications

    Series: Biomedical Engineering Seminar

    Abstract: Tissue magnetism refers to the electron-“proton interaction, which is long range with its effects on MRI being treated as static dephasing. In contrast, tissue relaxation refers to the proton-“proton (commonly known as spin-spin) interaction, which is short range with its effect on MRI being treated with nonequilibrium quantum statistical mechanics. The long-range magnetism implies nonlocal blooming artifacts in both T2* hypointensity and phase of MRI signal. Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) is to deconvolve blooming artifacts, using the Bayesian approach to the magnetic field to susceptibility source inverse problem. QSM has become sufficiently accurate and robust for routine applications. QSM is advancing MRI of tissue magnetic susceptibility from simple qualitative detection of hypointense blooming artifacts to precise measurement of biodistributions. Tissue susceptibility contains rich functional and structural information pertinent to molecular electron cloud properties. The dominant susceptibility sources in tissue are biometals, which are vital participants in cellular functions and pathologies. QSM can be useful for diseases that involve neurodegeneration, inflammation, hemorrhage, abnormal oxygen consumption, substantial alterations in highly paramagnetic cellular iron, bone mineralization, or pathologic calcification; and for all disorders in which MRI diagnosis or surveillance requires contrast agent injection. Clinicians should consider integrating QSM into their routine imaging practices by including gradient echo sequences in all relevant MRI protocols.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

  • Oath (formerly Yahoo) Information Session

    Mon, Jan 29, 2018 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Oath is a diverse house of more than 50 media and technology brands that engages more than a billion people around the world. The Oath portfolio includes Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Mail, Tumblr, HuffPost, AOL.com, MAKERS, BUILD Studios, and more, with a mission to build brands people love.
    Changing the game takes talent-yours. If you're ready to run like hell toward the future, let's talk. Building brands people love takes all kinds, from designers to developers, journalists to publicists, VR gurus to UX experts.
    We move fast, show our personality, and are relentlessly focused on inspiring and delighting our users every day. But don't take my word for it, come join us to hear first hand from our engineers about their experiences.

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections