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  • Summer Courses Available

    Fri, Feb 16, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    University Calendar

    Summer 2018 schedule of classes available.


    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Sheryl Koutsis

  • ASBME: Edwards Lifesciences Tour

    Fri, Feb 16, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity

    Join ASBME on a site tour of the of Edwards Lifesciences February 16th at 10:00 AM! We will be touring the numerous labs, manufacturing facilities, and visitor's center located at their HQ in Irvine. Lunch after will be provided, courtesy of Edwards. If interested, sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdx-WEZ8sJnowVgr4RLZ3Su8GolfdXowxmhh6Gv9T4SpP5CyA/viewform.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering


    Fri, Feb 16, 2018 @ 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Prof. Mike Habib, USC Keck School of Medicine and Los Angeles Natural History Museum

    Talk Title: Weirdest Wonders on Wings

    Host: Dr. Prata & EHP

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Su Stevens

  • Manuel Monge, Neuralink Corp. - Friday, February 16 at 2:00pm in EEB 132

    Fri, Feb 16, 2018 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Manuel Monge, Neuralink Corp.

    Talk Title: High-Precision Electronic Medicine: Localization, Stimulation, and Beyond

    Abstract: Over the past decades, remarkable advances toward miniaturized biomedical devices have been made and have enabled the development of new approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. For instance, smart pills are being used to image the gastrointestinal tract, distributed sensors are being developed to map the function of the brain, and neural prostheses are being designed to help the visual, hearing, and motor impaired. However, most of today's implantable devices present critical limitations regarding size, power consumption, and functionality. Furthermore, several medical conditions could be dramatically improved if even smaller bioelectronic devices were to exist.
    In this talk, I will provide an overview of implantable medical devices and present our efforts for engineering microscale devices to enable high-precision electronic medicine. In the first part of the talk, I will describe a novel approach for locating microscale devices inside the body using concepts from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We have demonstrated a new microchip that mimics the behavior of nuclear spins and can be located in space by the application of magnetic field gradients. Using this technique, we can locate a device smaller than 1 mm3 with sub-millimeter resolution in vivo. Such miniature devices could reach currently inaccessible locations inside the body with high precision to perform diagnosis and treatment of localized disease. In the second part, I will focus on neural stimulation techniques for retinal prostheses, which are devices aiming to restore vision in patients suffering from advanced stages of retinal degeneration (e.g., retinitis pigmentosa). I will present a fully intraocular epiretinal implant that reduces area and power consumption, and increases the functionality and resolution of traditional implementations. Finally, I will discuss some exciting research directions and potential applications of the developed techniques.

    Biography: Manuel Monge received the BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in 2008 with honors, and the MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 2010 and 2017, respectively. His research interests focus on the miniaturization of medical electronics by combining and integrating physical and biological principles into the design of microscale integrated circuits. He is currently working at Neuralink Corp., developing ultra-high-bandwidth brain-machine interfaces.
    He is the recipient of the 2017 Charles Wilts Prize from the Department of Electrical Engineering at Caltech for outstanding independent research in electrical engineering leading to a PhD, and the 2017 Demetriades-Tsafka-Kokkalis Prize in Biotechnology from the Division of Engineering and Applied Science at Caltech for the best thesis in the field of biotechnology. He was also the co-recipient of the 2015 IEEE CICC Best Student Paper Award, 2nd Place, and the recipient of the Caltech Rosen Scholarship in 2014.

    Host: EE-Electrophysics

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski

  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Fri, Feb 16, 2018 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Megan Plumlee, Director of Research and Development, Orange Country Water District

    Talk Title: Applied Research at Orange County Water District on Potable Reuse

    Abstract: See attached Abstract.

    More Information: Plumlee_Announcement.pdf

    Location: Ray R. Irani Hall (RRI) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes