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  • PhD Candidate: Romil Audhkhasi defense, Tuesday, February 14th at 9am in EEB 132

    Tue, Feb 14, 2023 @ 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Romil Audhkhasi, ECE at USC

    Talk Title: Microphotonics for tailored infrared emission and secure data encryption

    Abstract: The ability to control light-matter interactions is of paramount importance for the advancement of a wide variety of applications ranging from chemical and biological sensing to thermal management and energy harvesting. To this end, artificially engineered microstructures have received considerable attention from the scientific community. Unlike bulk materials that interact with light according to the laws of geometrical optics, microstructures harness resonant interactions with light waves. This allows such structures to achieve a richer suite of functionalities in a more compact size than their bulk counterparts. Light-matter interactions in microstructures come under the purview of microphotonics. In this talk, I will discuss the applications of microphotonics to two of the most exciting research areas in the field of optics: infrared emission tailoring and secure data encryption. The first part of the talk will present photonic devices with customizable optical properties in the infrared for applications in chemical sensing, photodetection and thermal emission control. The second part will explore the utility of microstructures in secure data storage with a discussion of a data-multiplexing based encryption scheme followed by its experimental implementation. The results presented in this talk will illustrate the potential of microstructures in efficiently manipulating optical waves, thereby providing intriguing opportunities for advancing the state-of-the-art for a broad class of applications.

    Biography: Romil Audhkhasi is a PhD candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at USC, advised by Prof. Michelle L. Povinelli. He received his bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. His current research focuses on the design of complex microphotonic devices for infrared emission control and encrypted data storage. During his time at USC, he has been the recipient of the Annenberg fellowship and has served as an MHI Scholar during 2020-21.

    Host: Michelle Povinelli, Wei Wu, Andrea Armani

    More Information: Romil Audukhasi Defence Flyer.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski

  • Medical Imaging Seminar

    Tue, Feb 14, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Michael Loecher, Ph.D., Radiology, Stanford VA Hospital

    Talk Title: Optimizing MRI Encoding Gradients with GrOpt

    Series: Medical Imaging Seminar Series

    Abstract: Gradient waveform design in MRI has traditionally been accomplished with analytical and sometimes ad hoc combinations of trapezoidal gradients. An alternative approach is to use numerical optimization techniques to find the "best" waveform for a set of imaging constraints. This optimization technique has been shown to produce shorter gradients for better scan efficiency, as well as allows for adding constraints to minimize potential imaging errors.

    In this talk we will discuss a range of applications of gradient optimization, including PNS minimization, eddy current minimization in diffusion and flow imaging, acoustic noise reduction, and general scan time improvements. The talk will also discuss and demonstrate the software package designed to generate these waveforms, GrOpt.

    Host: Krishna Nayak, knayak@usc.edu

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

  • Recruiting in a Virtual Environment Workshop

    Tue, Feb 14, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Learn about how recruitment has changed in this virtual environment and review best practices by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners.

    To access more information on this workshop, log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    For more information about all workshops, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • DEN@Viterbi - Online Graduate Engineering Virtual Information Session

    Tue, Feb 14, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    DEN@Viterbi, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Join USC Viterbi School of Engineering for a virtual information session via WebEx, providing an introduction to DEN@Viterbi, our top ranked online delivery system. Discover the 40+ graduate engineering and computer science programs available entirely online.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to connect directly with USC Viterbi representatives during the session to discuss the admission process, program details and the benefits of online delivery.

    Register Today!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2601f3c2e683d55983857501fa06763e

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

  • PwC Pop In - Women's Consulting Experience (Tabling Session)

    Tue, Feb 14, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 02:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    PwC Pop In - Womens Consulting Experience (Tabling Session)

    Date: Tuesday, February 14th
    Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Location: Epstein Family Plaza

    Join us to learn more about PwCs Womens Consulting Experience (WCE)!

    No RSVP required! Stop by anytime between 12pm - 2:30pm to say hello.

    We are seeking individuals who:

    Identify as female
    Sophomores in a four-year degree program or juniors in a five-year degree program
    Are interested in learning more about a career in consulting!

    Meet with PwC professionals and former WCE participants to learn more about the program and opportunities available to you. Recruiting professionals will also be present.

    Are you recruiting for internships, full time, or both? Just internships, but they are full-time positions (40 hours a week).
    Can you offer Visa sponsorship? Are you able to hire a student on CPT or OPT? We cannot hire a student on CPT/OPT but we can sponsor for select roles.

    Location: Epstein Family Plaza

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • Epstein Institute - ISE 651 Seminar

    Tue, Feb 14, 2023 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Alice Smith, Joe W. Forehand/Accenture Distinguished Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Auburn University

    Talk Title: Innovative Uses of Drones for Last Mile Delivery with a Focus on Healthcare

    Host: Prof. Maged Dessouky

    More Information: February 14, 2023.pdf

    Location: Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center (GER) - GER 206

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh