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Events for February 16, 2023

  • Viterbi Employer Mock Interviews

    Thu, Feb 16, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Get a 1:1 mock interview with an employer!

    This event connects employer representatives and alumni with engineering students to help them refine their behavioral interviewing and networking skills.

    Location: On-Campus
    Audience: All Viterbi Students

    For more information: USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • MHI Photonics Seminar - Bo Zhen, Thursday, 2/16 at 4pm in EEB 248

    Thu, Feb 16, 2023 @ 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Bo Zhen, University of Pennsylvania

    Talk Title: Nonlinear Topological Photonics

    Series: Photonics Seminar Series

    Abstract: Topological photonics is a rapid developing field, drawing inspirations from the recent successes in electronic systems. Yet, there are two major differences between photons and electrons: (1) photons obey Maxwell's equations, which naturally permit nonlinearities, whereas the Schrodinger equation is always linear; (2) photons are bosons, which allows one to easily probe responses at virtually any desired energy (frequency) without the limitation of the Fermi energy. Based on these differences, I will present our recent theoretical and experimental results in understanding the role of optical nonlinearity in topological physics. On the theory side, these include defining topological invariants in driven nonlinear photonic crystals [1] and identifying various topological phases, such as the Floquet Chern insulators [1], dipole phases [2], quadrupole phases [3,4], and topological polaritons [5]. On the experiment side, I will present our recent results towards observing Floquet Chern insulators, protecting out-of-plane photon radiation losses using topology [6] and their potential applications as grating couplers [7]. Finally, I will present an outlook for potential opportunities in science and technology such as night-vision goggles.
    References: [1] Nature Communications 10, 4194 (2019). [2] Physical Review Letters 126, 113901 (2021). [3] Nature Communications 11, 3119 (2020). [4] Physical Review Letters 129, 063902 (2022). [5] Physical Review Letters 130, 043801 (2023). [6] Nature 574, 501 (2019). [7] Nature 580, 467 (2020).

    Biography: Bo Zhen is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his B.S. degrees (Mathematics and Physics) from Tsinghua University in 2008 and his Ph.D. degree (Physics) from MIT in 2014. His honors and awards include Air Force Young Investigator program (2018), Kaufman New Investigator (2018), Army Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2019), Office of Naval Research Young Investigator program (2021), Sloan Research Fellowship (2021), and International Commission for Optics Prize (2021).

    Host: Mercedeh Khajavikhan, Michelle Povinelli, Constantine Sideris; Hossein Hashemi; Wade Hsu; Mengjie Yu; Wei Wu; Tony Levi; Alan E. Willner; Andrea Martin Armani

    More Information: Bo Zhen Flyer.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski

  • DEN@Viterbi: How to Apply Virtual Info Session

    Thu, Feb 16, 2023 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    DEN@Viterbi, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Join USC Viterbi representatives for a step-by-step guide and tips for how to apply for formal admission into a Master's degree or Graduate Certificate program. The session is intended for individuals who wish to pursue a graduate degree program completely online via USC Viterbi's flexible online DEN@Viterbi delivery method.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to connect directly with USC Viterbi representatives and ask questions about the admission process throughout the session.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6d69b7dbe56f14d78642782f1abfba8d

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

  • Virgin Orbit Opportunities to Explore

    Thu, Feb 16, 2023 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Virtual Info session with Virgin Orbit, a satellite launch service company, is recruiting engineering students for full-time and internship roles within their engineering, IT, business development, manufacturing, safety/quality/mission assurance, and mission management sectors. Come to this event to engage with current employees at the company!

    Location: Online Event

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Thelma Federico Zaragoza

    Event Link: https://engage.usc.edu/WIE/rsvp?id=388562

  • Hot Chocolate and Board Games Night

    Thu, Feb 16, 2023 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Student Activity

    A fun evening filled with hot beverages, yummy snacks and thrilling games. Come with your friends or come and make some new friends and meet your VGSA Ambassadors for Women In Engineering (WIE), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and Queers in Engineering, Science , and Technology (QuEST).

    Location: Private Location (register to display)


    Contact: Akshita Swaminathan

    Event Link: https://engage.usc.edu/viterbi/rsvp?id=388767