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Events for February 24, 2021

  • LinkedIn: How to Network Virtually

    Wed, Feb 24, 2021 @ 08:00 AM - 08:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This event is designed to help you learn how to network virtually on LinkedIn. You will learn how to draft an introductory message, how to find and research industry professionals, and how to convert your contacts into potential mentee/mentor relationships. You will also get the chance to practice what you learn from the session in breakout rooms with Viterbi Career Connection Staff or Viterbi Career Ambassadors. This will be an interactive session, so make sure your audio and camera are ready for your active participation during this event!

    To access this workshop:
    Log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

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

    Location: Online

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Medical Imaging Seminar

    Wed, Feb 24, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Yannick Bliesener, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Southern California

    Talk Title: Measurement Uncertainty in DCE-MRI of Brain Tumors

    Series: Medical Imaging Seminar Series

    Abstract: Abnormal vasculature is a common symptom of many diseases of the brain such as Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, and brain cancer. Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DCE-MRI) enables assessment of relevant neurovascular parameters by monitoring time-varying enhancement patterns in tissue after intra-venous contrast agent injection. The method has the potential to provide powerful biomarkers for brain tumors, including vascularity, blood brain barrier leakage, tumor progression vs regression, and probability of survival prediction. However, it is challenged by low precision. This talk will discuss my attempts to quantify and improve the accuracy and precision of high-resolution whole brain DCE-MRI of brain tumors.

    Biography: Yannick Bliesener is a Ph.D. candidate in the Magnetic Resonance Engineering Laboratory at the University of Southern California. He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering at Hamburg University of Technology in Germany, before joining the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research focuses on the development and improvement of algorithms for DCE-MRI and real-time speech MRI. Specifically, he is concerned with the detection and alleviation of error sources to enhance reproducibility and repeatability of quantitative MRI.

    Host: Krishna Nayak, knayak@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/94148553754

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/94148553754

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Talyia White

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Feb 24, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


    Bi-Weekly regular faculty meeting for invited full-time Computer Science faculty only. Event details emailed directly to attendees.

    Location: TBD

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Wed, Feb 24, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Do you have a quick question? The CS advisement team will be available for drop-in live chat advisement for declared undergraduate students in our four majors during the spring semester on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm Pacific Time. Access the live chat on our website at: https://www.cs.usc.edu/chat/

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Posted By: USC Computer Science

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  • Trojan Talk: Oracle

    Wed, Feb 24, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    *This is an external event hosted by Oracle*

    Please join the Oracle NetSuite Diversity Team at one of our upcoming virtual open houses to learn more about NetSuite and explore a career in sales or consulting within the Tech industry.

    The sessions will discuss the following:

    Our commitment to diversity & inclusion in the workplace
    Available full-time opportunities
    Q&A with sales and consulting business leaders

    To RSVP log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>> Information Sessions:https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things and Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar

    Wed, Feb 24, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Baihong Jin , Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

    Talk Title: Incipient Anomaly Detection with Machine Learning

    Series: Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things

    Abstract: Anomaly detection techniques are important in system health monitoring applications (e.g., fault detection and disease diagnosis). By recognizing suspicious patterns in data, anomaly detection models can tell whether a system has degraded from the normal operating condition into a faulty or diseased state. To avoid unnecessary losses, it is desirable to have a way to identify incipient anomalies, i.e. to detect potential problems in their early stages of development. In buildings, early detection of incipient faults can help reduce maintenance and repair costs, save energy, and enhance occupant comfort. In healthcare, if incipient diseases can be discovered early, effective treatments can be applied and can prevent diseases from progressing into more severe stages. We will show that ensemble learning methods can give improved performance on incipient anomalies and identify common pitfalls in these models through extensive experiments on two real-world applications-”detection of chiller faults and diagnosing diabetic retinopathy diseases. A theoretical analysis that compares the two popular strategies for extracting uncertainty information will also be given. We will also discuss how to design more effective ensemble models for detecting incipient anomalies.

    Biography: Dr. Baihong Jin is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at University of California, Berkeley, where he received his PhD degree. Before that, he received a B.S. degree in microelectronics from Peking University, Beijing, China. Baihong is also a research affiliate in the Energy Technologies Area at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Baihong's research interests include machine learning, fault management, and anomaly detection techniques, with a focus on their applications in energy cyber-physical systems and healthcare AI. Baihong is a recipient of the Lotfi A. Zadeh Prize for his dissertation research at UC Berkeley.

    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo, nuzzo@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Qk4-7AthThudso7LXs2OiA

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Qk4-7AthThudso7LXs2OiA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Talyia White

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Feb 24, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Giovanna Bucci, Bosch

    Talk Title: Mesoscale Modeling for Next Generation DNA Sequencing and Sustainable Energy

    Abstract: There is great potential for genome sequencing to enhance patient care through improved diagnostic sensitivity and more precise therapeutic targeting. The opportunity to detect repetitive regions and structural variation in the genome has incentivized the development of long-read DNA sequencing. Nano-channel analysis is one of the emerging strategies for non-optical DNA sequencing. However, high cost, low throughput, and low accuracy have so far limited the adoption of long-read technologies. In this work, mesoscale modeling tools are employed to simulate the mechanics of DNA loading and reading, and predict the statistics of polymer-chain conformation under confinement. A workflow was developed to quantify competing requirements of efficiency and accuracy and extract metrics that guide design optimization. Several design variables (geometry, electric field, materials and interfaces, buffer solution, etc.) can be tuned to achieve high throughput base-pair detection. This multi-dimensional design space offers a great opportunity for modeling to provide understanding and accelerate innovation.

    Finally, I will provide an overview of my recent work in energy storage/conversion technologies, with a brief discussion of a new theoretical and computational framework to study electrochemical instability and coarsening of catalyst nano-particles.

    Biography: Giovanna Bucci is a Senior Research Engineer in the Energy Technologies Division at Bosch, where she has been responsible for the mesoscale modeling of aging in Li-ion batteries and in proton exchange membrane fuel cells. Currently, she leads a modeling effort to optimize the design of a DNA sequencing device based on nano-confinement.

    Giovanna began her career in the field of computational solid mechanics, with an emphasis on fracture and large-scale simulation. She worked on next-generation energy storage devices, with postdocs at Brown University and in the Carter/Chiang research group at MIT DMSE. Her analyses have established design rules for silicon anodes, and identified failure-tolerant battery microstructures and operating conditions. In recognition of her cross-disciplinary accomplishments, she received the 2015 Rising Stars in Nuclear Science and Engineering award at MIT.

    Giovanna took her Ph.D. in Structural Mechanics from the Politecnico di Milano and her M.S. and B.S. in Architecture from Università di Pavia.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95442736433

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95442736433

    Location: Online event

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95442736433

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Tessa Yao

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  • Repeating EventYes In My Backyard (YIMBY): Human Subjects Research

    Wed, Feb 24, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Workshops & Infosessions


    An online discussion and Q&A about Human Subjects Research at USC by the leaders from the Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) at USC.

    When: 4-5 PM, 02/24 (last Wednesday of each month)
    Format: 20-minute talk, followed by a 40-minute Q&A session.
    Where: Online (https://usc.zoom.us/j/92235084129?pwd=ZmRTdHJHemw5ZEs3VWFuYW5SV0o5Zz09)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Kristen Grace

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  • Webinar for U.S. Active Duty Military & Veteran Prospective Graduate Students

    Wed, Feb 24, 2021 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join USC Viterbi to learn about the funding and support provided to U.S. active duty military and veterans who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in engineering or computer science. This virtual information session via WebEx will discuss how USC Viterbi's flexible online DEN@Viterbi delivery enables active duty military and veterans to pursue their degree from anywhere in the world.

    The session will discuss military funding and scholarships available, student support, enrollment options, FAQs, and more! Attendees will have the opportunity to connect directly with a representative from Viterbi Admission & Student Engagement.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=edc3bac2e2b6968cacd393ae4f9b00ade

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Trojan Talk: The Impact of Technology on Grant Thornton's Business

    Wed, Feb 24, 2021 @ 05:15 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    *This is an external event hosted by Grant Thornton*

    This event is designed to provide engineering majors with insight into the impact of technology on clients in professional services. Join Alex Bergman, Senior Manager, and Andrew Cheng, Experienced Manager, as they share stories about the real world technological challenges their clients face and the skills that are utilized by their teams to find the right solutions to those challenges.

    Grant Thornton's risk advisory team is hiring for the below positions in our Los Angeles and Orange County offices this spring!

    GT IMPACT 2021 Summer Leadership Program - Summer 2022 internship
    Application Deadline on our website AND through ConnectSC OR Handshake: Sunday, February 28th

    Summer 2021 Internship
    Applications are being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled

    Summer 2021 Full-Time Associate
    Applications are being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled

    To RSVP log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>> Information Sessions:https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso

    Location: Online

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • KIUEL E-Week Trivia Night

    Wed, Feb 24, 2021 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    University Calendar


    Join us on Zoom on Wednesday for USC trivia as well as Major Wars, an opportunity to flaunt your major in a Presentation Competition. Winners will receive gift cards, so make sure to bring your Trojan Knowledge and your best engineering memes and jokes to present!

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    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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