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  • Ph.D. Dissertation

    Mon, May 03, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Qian Fang, Ph.D. Candidate, Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Talk Title: Optimal Clipped Linear Strategies for Controllable Damping

    Abstract: Please see attached abstract

    More Information: Q. Fang Dissertation-Abstract.pdf

    Location: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97831642691 Meeting ID: 978 3164 2691

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes

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  • Omolola (Lola) Eniola-Adefeso, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

    Wed, May 05, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Biomedical Engineering

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    Speaker: Omolola (Lola) Eniola-Adefeso, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

    Talk Title: Leveraging the natural cellular & biomolecular interactions in blood to design targeted particle therapeutics for acute and chronic inflammatory diseases

    Host: Kirk Shung

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Michele Medina

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  • NL Seminar-INTERACTIVELY TEACHING MACHINES WITH NATURAL LANGUAGES

    Thu, May 06, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

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    Speaker: Zhou Yu , Columbia University

    Talk Title: INTERACTIVELY TEACHING MACHINES WITH NATURAL LANGUAGES

    Abstract: Reminder Meeting hosts only admit guests that they know to the Zoom meeting. Hence, you're highly encouraged to use your USC account to sign into Zoom. If you're an outside visitor, please inform nlg-seminar-admin2@isi.edu beforehand so we'll be aware of your attendance and let you in.

    Abstract:
    Humans routinely learn new concepts using natural language communications, even in scenarios with limited or no labeled examples. Interactions are another key aspect of human learning as well. Learning to ask good questions is a key step towards effective learning. Can machines do the same? In this talk, we will talk about how can a machine learn to ask good natural language questions and plan dynamically what questions to ask next to learn tasks effectively in low-resource settings.


    Biography: Zhou Yu joined the CS department at Columbia University in Jan 2021 as an Assistant Professor. Before that, she was an Assistant Professor at UC Davis. She obtained her Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 2017. Zhou has built various dialog systems that have a real impact, such as a job interview training system, a depression screening system, and a second language learning system. Her research interest includes dialog systems, language understanding and generation, vision and language, human computer interaction, and social robots. Zhou received an ACL 2019 best paper nomination, featured in Forbes 2018 30 under 30 in Science, and won the 2018 Amazon Alexa Prize.

    Host: Jon May and Mozhdeh Gheini

    More Info: https://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

    Webcast: https://youtu.be/rNyOspG27Xs

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual Only

    WebCast Link: https://youtu.be/rNyOspG27Xs

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Petet Zamar

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  • Department of Biomedical Engineering Seminar - Dr. Kristin Swanson

    Mon, May 10, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Biomedical Engineering

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    Speaker: Dr. Kristin Swanson , Professor & Vice Chair of Research, Neurological Surgery in Arizona, Mayo Clinic Professor, Mathematics, Arizona State University

    Talk Title: Every Patient Deserves Their Own Equation

    Host: Kirk Shung

    More Information: Dr. Kristin Swanson Flier as of 4 26.pdf

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Michele Medina

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  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Commencement Reception 2021

    Thu, May 13, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

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    Speaker: AME faculty and students, USC

    Talk Title: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Commencement Reception 2021

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://viterbischool.usc.edu/commencement-portal/

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Ph.D. Dissertation

    Wed, May 26, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: An Xin, Ph.D. Candidate, Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Talk Title: Harness Microorganisms to Design Resilient Engineering Materials

    Abstract: Conventional engineering materials include ceramics, metal, polymers, and composites, which construct various artificial structures and applications. However, these engineering materials achieved the pinnacle of performance once they are made out and gradually become weaker with the cyclic loading, corrosion, and degradation caused by the ambient environment. Different from traditional engineering materials, natural organic inorganic composites are always perfectly designed with exceptional mechanical properties. Therefore, it is a fertile area of exploration to realize the biomimetic reproduction of biological materials. Emerging 3D printed ceramics, though showing unprecedented application potential, are typically vulnerable to fractures and unable to heal at room temperature. Inspired by the bone's healing mechanism, particular bacteria are employed to heal 3D printed porous ceramics at room temperature. The healing paradigm relies on bacteria-initiated precipitation of calcium carbonate to bridge fracture interfaces of ceramics. Taking this bacterial precipitation enabled healing as an example, we further construct a modeling framework to explain the bacteria assisted extrinsic healing mechanics. A model for the growth of crystal pillars is developed to explain the bacteria assisted growth of the CaCO3 crystal forest within the fracture interface. Except for autonomous remediation, self growing is another desired capability for traditional engineering materials. Although natural systems can form materials with sophisticated microstructures, harnessing living cells to grow materials with predesigned microstructures in engineering systems remains largely elusive. Therefore, we presented a method to grow bionic mineralized composites with ordered microstructures. The bionic composites exhibit outstanding specific strength and fracture toughness comparable to natural composites and exceptional energy absorption capability superior to both natural and artificial counterparts. In addition to self healing and self growing capabilities, the self enhancement of some biotic material allows them to allocate resources more effectively in different growth stages and environments. A modeling framework is proposed to understand and explain the mechanical behavior over time in the particle reinforced self strengthening composite systems. The studies open promising avenues for harnessing microorganisms to understand, fabricate, and design resilient engineering materials in the future.

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    Location: Zoom:https://usc.zoom.us /j/8450644190 Meeting ID: 845 064 4190 Passcode: USC

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes

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