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  • Explore USC – Admitted Student Day

    Tue, Apr 10, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    University Calendar

    Explore USC is the most comprehensive campus visit program for admitted students. It is a full-day program that allows you to interact with dozens of our current students, tour the campus, learn more about financial aid, gives you opportunities to sit in on classes, and start the morning with the Viterbi School of Engineering.

    Your time with us in the Viterbi School will take you through an informative session on our academic programs. We will arrange a meeting with faculty from the major you are interested in as well as engineering facility tours of that same area. For lunch we will have you hanging out with some of our engineering students for a few hours, eating in the dinning facilities, seeing the residence halls, but most importantly experiencing the full USC atmosphere.


    Location: USC Admission Office

    Audiences: Admitted Students and Their Families

    Contact: Viterbi Admission

  • Professor Coffee Hour with Dr. Kay

    Tue, Apr 10, 2018 @ 01:30 AM - 02:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity

    Coffee hour is now on April 10th at 1:30 pm! We asked, you answered! Dr. Brittney Kay was selected by popular vote for this semester\'s professor coffee hour, so come by and enjoy some delicious java, yummy pastries, and great conversation! Come with questions for Dr. Kay about her research, career, or anything else that you might be wondering about BME! As an alum, Dr. Kay is very familiar with the undergraduate experience at USC, so make sure to stop by RTH 306 on Tuesday, March 27th at 1:30pm!

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 306

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering

  • CS Colloquium: Neha Kumar (Georgia Institute of Technology) - Solidarity Through Design: Across Borders and Intersections

    Tue, Apr 10, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Neha Kumar, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Talk Title: Solidarity Through Design: Across Borders and Intersections

    Series: CS Colloquium

    Abstract: The field of human-computer interaction is increasingly engaging in technology design targeting underserved contexts, both across and beyond the global south. Populations in these parts may be socioeconomically disadvantaged, impacted by patriarchy, infrastructurally challenged, discriminated on account of caste or class, or all of the above. Dominant discourse considers access to mobile technologies a key asset for addressing these multiple forms of marginalization. However, there may be other assets as well---such as the presence of care, extensive social ties, or resilient sensibilities---that my work examines and leverages.

    In my talk, I will present research conducted in three key areas of global development---access, health, and education---to discuss how we might engage in culturally relevant and appropriate technology design for populations across borders and intersections. Taking place in similar but different contexts across India, Cuba, and the United States, these projects highlight how lessons from one context might inform design in another.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium. Please note, due to limited capacity, seats will be first come first serve.

    Biography: Neha Kumar is an assistant professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research lies at the intersection of human-centered computing and global development. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Information at UC Berkeley in 2013. Before starting at Georgia Tech in 2015, she completed two postdoctoral assignments---the first at University of Washington\'s Computer Science and Engineering department and the second at the University of Southern California\'s Annenberg School of Communication. She also holds two Master\'s degrees from Stanford University---in Computer Science and Learning, Design and Technology. Neha\'s research publications have received multiple awards at major conferences. She is an inaugural member of the ACM Future of Computing Academy. She received the Lockheed Inspirational Young Faculty award from Georgia Tech\'s College of Computing in 2017. She was also a recipient of Google\'s Anita Borg Scholarship and a Facebook Fellowships Finalist in 2012.

    Host: Bistra Dilkina

    Location: 100D

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

  • EE Seminar: Analysis, Design, and Operation of Secure Cyber-Physical Systems

    Tue, Apr 10, 2018 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Fabio Pasqualetti, Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside

    Talk Title: Analysis, Design, and Operation of Secure Cyber-Physical Systems

    Abstract: Today\'s cyber-physical systems are the building blocks of smart and citizen-centric applications that will revolutionize the way people interact with the urban environment. Smart systems, cities, and communities will emerge, in which advanced levels of autonomy hold the promise of greater efficiency, reliability and sustainability in areas of national interest and social need, such as health, energy, and transportation. In this new realm of applications, however, enhanced connectivity and advanced autonomy will also pose novel and significant risks to people and the infrastructure, including safety, security, and privacy.

    In this talk, I present a unified framework for the analysis of fundamental vulnerabilities affecting cyber-physical systems, the design of targeted detection and protection schemes, and the construction of systems that are provably resilient to accidental malfunctions and malicious attacks. I show how cyber-physical security differs from well-established disciplines, including cyber security and fault tolerance, and how our control- and graph-theoretic methods complement existing security practices to fully protect cyber-physical systems. Further, I reveal a novel class of integrity attacks against smart power grids, and show how these attacks lead to the formulation of novel sparse network control problems, which we also solve. Finally, I discuss directions of future research and open questions in cyber-physical security.

    Biography: Fabio Pasqualetti is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside. He completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2012, a Laurea Magistrale degree (M.Sc. equivalent) in Automation Engineering at the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2007, and a Laurea degree (B.Sc. equivalent) in Computer Engineering at the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2004. He received a Young Investigator Program award from ARO in 2017, and the 2016 TCNS Outstanding Paper Award from IEEE CSS. His main research interest is in secure control systems, with application to multi-agent networks, distributed computing, and power networks. Other interests include computational neuroscience, vehicle routing, and combinatorial optimization.

    Host: Mihailo Jovanovic, mihailo@usc.edu

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mayumi Thrasher

  • Epstein Institute Seminar, ISE 651

    Tue, Apr 10, 2018 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Shiyu Zhou, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Talk Title: Nonparametric Modeling and Prognosis of Condition Monitoring Signals for Internet of Things (IoT) Enabled Systems

    Host: Dr. Qiang Huang

    More Information: April 10, 2018.pdf

    Location: Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center (GER) - 206

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh