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  • 2021 MFD Student Symposium

    Fri, Feb 19, 2021

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Various, Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Talk Title: 2021 MFD Student Symposium

    Abstract: We are excited to announce that the 2021 MFD Student Symposium will be held on Friday, February 19th 2021. The event will be virtual and held over Zoom. Abstract submission details and deadlines will follow soon.

    There are many, many, many more presentation and poster awards to be won this year (thanks to Prof. Ershaghi and Chevron)! We look forward to your participation.

    Host: Shaama M Sharada

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Greta Harrison

  • Personal Reflections on Careers in National Security

    Fri, Feb 19, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar

    Stephanie O'Sullivan, former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, former Associate Deputy Director of DS&T at the CIA and Vice Chairman of Aerospace Corporation will reflect on her career in the IC community, the choices that led to her positions and the need for a new generation of diverse IC professionals.

    Note: This event hosted by USC IC CAE.

    Register here: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nsOZlhzJQga0YyOy4xKWYA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • Quantum Computing In Industry: A Lockheed Martin Perspective

    Fri, Feb 19, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Joshua Job, Senior Research Scientist, Lockheed Martin

    Talk Title: Quantum Computing In Industry: A Lockheed Martin Perspective

    Abstract: Quantum computing has boomed in recent years, generating hundreds of millions of dollars of investment from private industry and government. In this talk, we will cover a brief overview of the field of quantum computing, my past research at USC, the industry as a whole, and my work at Lockheed Martin centering on algorithm development, benchmarking analysis, and machine learning applications for quantum computing systems. We will also cover the state of the field, what interests Lockheed Martin and the government have in quantum computing and quantum technologies generally, and the perks and challenges of transitioning from academia to industry.

    Biography: Joshua Job got his BS in Physics from Georgia Tech in 2012 and then attended the University of Southern California where he worked in the group of Daniel Lidar researching the theory and applications of quantum annealers and quantum computers generally, graduating with a PhD in Physics in 2018. He then joined the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center where he has continued his work in quantum computing, supporting programs for IARPA, AFRL, Fermilab, the DOE, and internal R&D, focusing on algorithm development and benchmarking analysis of and machine learning in quantum computing systems.

    Host: USC Viterbi Information Sciences Institute

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/3104488436

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/3104488436

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/3104488436

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Ryan Saenz

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/3104488436

  • AME PhD Student Seminar

    Fri, Feb 19, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Raye Xie, USC AME PhD Student

    Talk Title: Development and Validation of a Body-Force Propulsor

    Abstract: This talk introduces a body-force propulsor model that replaces the engine blades with a source volume in CFD to produce the equivalent flow turning, work input, and losses. The motivation for developing this model is to capture the effects of inlet flow non-uniformity on propulsor performance, while using a local formulation appropriate for full-aircraft CFD at a computational cost compatible with design studies. The model is able to capture non-axisymmetric effects and only requires specification of the blade camber and thickness distributions. An inviscid formulation for the body-force was previously found to be capable of predicting the inviscid distortion transfer effects, but losses and blade metal blockage effects were not accounted for. An improved formulation with a blockage component is proposed here and is shown to properly predict the propulsor work. Loss terms are included to model 2D profile losses and secondary flow losses. The proposed model is implemented in the flow solver ADflow and validated against NASA rotor 67 experimental data.

    Biography: Tianbo (Raye) is a PhD student supervised by Dr. Alejandra Uranga. His research focuses on engine/propulsor modeling in high-fidelity simulations and full-aircraft simulations. Raye has a B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a M.S. from USC.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96549200347?pwd=Uytmd05JbE5qQnRzeEpDSVBXL2ZFZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Christine Franks

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96549200347?pwd=Uytmd05JbE5qQnRzeEpDSVBXL2ZFZz09