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

    Mon, Feb 04, 2019

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors and younger) 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. During the engineering session we will discuss the curriculum, research opportunities, hands-on projects, entrepreneurial support programs, and other aspects of the engineering 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 make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

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    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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  • Interviews Open Forum

    Mon, Feb 04, 2019 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Increase your career and internship knowledge for interviews by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners.

    For more information about Labs & Open Forums, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Fall 2018 Joint CSC@USC/CommNetS-MHI Seminar Series

    Mon, Feb 04, 2019 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Shaunak Bopardikar, Michigan State University

    Talk Title: Sensor selection via randomized sampling

    Abstract: With continual advancement of numerous technologies, multiple classes of smart devices and vehicles are being developed and improved around the world that promise several novel applications. Notable examples of these are robotic surveillance of large environments, smart mobility and transportation, brain activity monitoring among humans, disease monitoring and control, to name a few. A common theme among these applications is the efficient use of only a select few sensors that are expected to provide an accurate description of the underlying complex system. This motivates a natural question of how many sensors are sufficient to obtain a desired level of accuracy to observe the underlying complex system?

    This talk will be centered on the problem of, given a linear dynamical system, how does one select a subset of the sensors such that the observability Gramian of the new system is approximately equal to that of the original system? I will first formalize a randomized algorithm that samples the sensors with replacement as per specified distributions and will present explicit bounds on the number of samples required by the algorithm to probabilistically satisfy the Gramian requirement. I will then demonstrate how the randomized procedure can be used for recursive state estimation using fewer sensors than the original system and can yield a high probability upper bound on the initial error covariance. Finally, I will discuss some recent extensions of the randomized techniques and present future directions for this work.

    Biography: Shaunak D. Bopardikar is an Assistant Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and is affiliated with the Center for Connected Autonomous Networked Vehicles for Active Safety (CANVAS) at the Michigan State University. His research interests lie in scalable computation and optimization, in cyber-physical security and in autonomous motion planning and control. He received the Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) and Master of Technology (M.Tech.) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara, USA, in 2010. From 2004 to 2005, he was an Engineer with General Electric India Technology Center, Bangalore, India. From 2011 to 2018, he was a Staff Research Scientist with the Controls group of United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) at East Hartford, CT, USA and at Berkeley, CA. Prior to joining UTRC, Dr. Bopardikar worked as a post-doctoral associate at UC Santa Barbara (2010-2011) during which he developed randomized algorithms for solving large matrix games. He is a member of the IEEE Control Systems Society, has over 40 refereed journal and conference publications and has 2 inventions filed for a U.S. patent.

    Host: Jyotirmoy Vinay Deshmukh, jdeshmuk@usc.edu

    More Info: http://csc.usc.edu/seminars/2019Spring/bopardikar.html

    More Information: 19.02.04 Shaunak D.Bopardikar CSCUSC Seminar.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Brienne Moore

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