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  • Second International Symposium on Foundations and Applications of Blockchain 2019, FAB'19

    Fri, Apr 05, 2019

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events

    FAB 2019 is a symposium in the emerging area of blockchain technology and its applications. It brings together blockchain researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to share results and exchange experiences. This one-day event is held at the beautiful campus of the University of Southern California.

    The symposium features an exciting program of four peer-reviewed papers from premier institutions around the world, keynotes from academia and industry, and a timely panel on the future of blockchain. See https://scfab.github.io/2019/schedule.html for the detailed program.

    The registration site for FAB 2019 is now open, visit https://scfab.github.io/2019/registration.html to register.

    Please note that in order to attend, you must be registered.

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

  • Women in Engineering Student-Faculty Networking Lunch

    Fri, Apr 05, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Student Activity

    The Women in Engineering Student-Faculty Networking Lunch provides an opportunity for female engineering students to learn more about Viterbi faculty including their background, research, passion for engineering, and more!

    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) - 101

    Audiences: Invited Guests

    Contact: Monica De Los Santos


    Fri, Apr 05, 2019 @ 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Scott Huennekens, (Retired) President & CEO, Verb Surgical Inc.

    Talk Title: Technical Medicine: The Future of Surgical Robotics

    Host: EHP and Dr. Prata

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Amanda McCraven

  • Viterbi Career and Internship Boot Camp

    Fri, Apr 05, 2019 @ 01:00 PM - 04:15 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Viterbi Career Connections would like to invite you to attend our Career & Internship Boot Camp on Friday, April 5th, from 1:00 pm- 4:15 pm.

    The purpose of this one-day boot camp is to provide you with resources to understand the career development process and provide you with practical tools for your job search. During Boot Camp, you will:

    - Create a Career Action Plan tailored to your specific needs
    - Identify resources to help you land your next position
    - Learn how to keep yourself motivated throughout the job search process

    Click Here to Register for New Grad Boot Camp: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_doPRpazFQ3abn01

    Any questions? Call 213.740.9677 or e-mail vcareers@usc.edu.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 526

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • Mahsa Shoaran Seminar - Friday, April 5th @ 2PM in EEB 248

    Fri, Apr 05, 2019 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Mahsa Shoaran, Cornell University

    Talk Title: Ultra-Low-Power Neural Interfaces: from Monitoring to Diagnosis and Therapy

    Abstract: Implantable and wearable medical devices are increasingly being developed as alternative therapies for intractable diseases. In particular, undertreated neurological disorders such as epilepsy, migraine, and Alzheimer's disease are of major public health concern around the world, driving the need to explore such new approaches. Despite significant advances in neural interface systems, the small number of recording channels in existing technology remains a barrier to their therapeutic potential. This is mainly due to the fact that simultaneous recording from a large number of electrodes imposes stringent energy and area constraints on the integrated circuits that interface with these electrodes. In this talk, I will first discuss an efficient compressive sensing framework for multichannel cortical implants. Next, I will present the design of our sub-microwatt per channel closed-loop seizure control device and both its in-vivo and offline performance. I will then discuss our latest work on the integration of machine learning algorithms for on-chip classification of neural data. Finally, I will give examples of how these results may be used towards designing new devices, to enhance the lives of millions of people suffering from disabling neurological conditions in future.

    Biography: Mahsa Shoaran is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. Prior to joining Cornell, she was a postdoctoral fellow in Electrical Engineering and Medical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. She received her PhD from EPFL in 2015 and her B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Sharif University of Technology. Her research interests broadly include circuit, system, and algorithm design for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Mahsa is a recipient of the 2019 Google Faculty Research Award, the Early and Advanced Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships, and the NSF Award for Young Professionals Contributing to Smart and Connected Health. She was named a Rising Star in EECS by MIT in 2015.

    Host: ECE-Electrophysics

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski

  • 2019 Eberhardt Rechtin Lecture

    Fri, Apr 05, 2019 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Juan Perez, Chief Information & Chief Engineering Officer, UPS

    Talk Title: IE + IT, A Match Made for Innovation

    Host: Daniel J. Epstein Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering

    More Information: Rechtin Lecture_Juan Perez bio.pdf

    Location: USC Hotel (RMH) - Center Ballroom

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

  • Astronautical Engineering Seminar

    Fri, Apr 05, 2019 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Astronautical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Stephanie A. Coronel, Sandia National Laboratories

    Talk Title: Ignition Dynamics of Reactive Gaseous Mixtures

    Abstract: The study of ignition dynamics is important for a wide range of safety,environmental, and transportation applications. This talkpresentsexperimental and numerical investigations of the processes leading to ignition of reactive gaseous mixturesin the presence of ignition sources-”specifically, hot surfaces and compressive devices. Anovel experimental techniqueis presented whichgeneratesrepeatable high-temperature particles that can be injected intoa reactive environment. An interferometer that makes useof large-angle dual birefringent prisms performshigh-speed temperature imaging of the particle injection and subsequent ignition and flamepropagation of the reactive gas. The interferometer is a combination ofa differential and Mach-Zehnder interferometer and is highly stable in aninfinite fringe configuration. Numerical workanalyzesthechemical kinetics of a reactive gaseous mixture adjacent to a hot surface.A simplified expression of the thermal boundary layer growth is presentedbased on a variation of the Rayleigh problem; the use of a simplifiedexpression rather than three-dimensional calculations allows us to use adetailed chemical kinetic mechanism to simulate the chemistry while stillsaving on computational cost. Lastly, a novel experimentfor compression ignition testing of reactive gasis described. The experiment makesuse of a water column rather than a solid piston to compress a pocket ofreactive gas. The compression process leads to the formation of a multi-phase mixture consisting of reactive gas, water droplets, and water vapordue to the development of Richtmyer-Meshkovand Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities. Hydrocarbon-air and hydrogen-oxygenreactive mixtures are used in these investigations to simulate potentialexplosion hazards in the aviation and nuclear sectors.

    Biography: Stephanie Coronel is a postdoctoral appointee at Sandia NationalLaboratories working in the Energetic Materials Dynamic & Reactive Science Department. Her research broadly focuses on abnormal thermal response of energetic materials as well as diagnostic development. Prior tojoining Sandia, she was a postdoctoral scholar at GALCIT (Caltech). She received her Ph.D. in Aeronautics from Caltech in 2016, where she workedfor Professor Joseph E. Shepherd on experimental combustion in the Explosion Dynamics Laboratory. She received her B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2009 and an M.S. inAeronautics from Caltech in 2010. Her Ph.D. research focused on experimental and numerical ignition in thermal boundarylayers.

    Host: Dan Erwin

    More Information: StephanieCoronel-Seminar-2019-04-05.pdf

    Location: Vivian Hall of Engineering (VHE) - 217

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Dan Erwin