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  • Repeating EventMeet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

    Mon, May 21, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This half day program is designed for prospective first-year students (High School juniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. During the engineering session we will discuss the curriculum, research opportunities, hands-on projects, entrepreneurial support programs, and other aspects of the engineering school. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process, and financial aid.

    Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.

    Please make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Reservations are required for the Meet USC program.

    Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

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    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - USC Admission Center

    Audiences: Prospective Undergrads and Families

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • A Case for Domain-Specific Architectures and its Application to Energy-Efficient Speech Recognition

    Mon, May 21, 2018 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Antonio González, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

    Talk Title: A Case for Domain-Specific Architectures and its Application to Energy-Efficient Speech Recognition

    Abstract: Improvements in energy-efficiency is a main requirement to keep providing innovations in computing systems. The main driving forces in the past for improving energy-efficiency were based on process technology and general-purpose architectures. However, both of them are reaching a point of diminishing returns. On the other hand, domain-specific architectures offer great potential to keep delivering dramatic improvements in energy-efficient, and we believe they will become a key ingredient of future computing systems. In this talk, we will use speech recognition as a case study to illustrate this potential.

    Automatic speech recognition (ASR) has become a key feature for many computing systems, and in particular for mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, home devices and wearables. For instance, ASR technology is at the heart of popular applications with voice-based user interfaces for mobile devices such as Google Now, Apple Siri, Microsoft Cortana or Amazon Alexa. These systems require support for real-time, large-vocabulary, speaker-independent, highly-accurate, continuous speech recognition. Unfortunately, supporting fast and accurate speech recognition requires a huge computational power, which is specially challenging to attain in devices with very tight constraints in energy consumption.

    In this talk, we will first review the main trends in computing and the state-of-the-art approaches for ASR and then, we will present a novel domain-specific architecture that provides dramatic improvements in terms of energy-efficiency for ASR.


    Biography: Antonio Gonzalez received his Ph.D. degree from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), in Barcelona, Spain, in 1989. He joined the faculty of the Computer Architecture Department of UPC in 1986 and became a Full Professor in 2002. He was the founding director of the Intel Barcelona Research Center from 2002 to 2014.

    His research has focused on computer architecture. In this area, Antonio holds 46 patents, has published over 350 research papers and has given over 100 invited talks. He has also made multiple contributions to the design of the architecture of several Intel processors.

    Antonio has been program chair for ICS 2003, ISPASS 2003, MICRO 2004, HPCA 2008 and ISCA 2011, and general chair for MICRO 2008 and HPCA 2016 among other symposia. He has served on the program committees for over 100 international symposia in the field of computer architecture, and has been Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Computer Architecture Letters, ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization, ACM Transactions on Parallel Computing, and Journal of Embedded Computing.

    Antonio's awards include the award to the best student in computer engineering in Spain graduating in 1986, the 2001 Rosina Ribalta award as the advisor of the best PhD project in Information Technology and Communications, the 2008 Duran Farrell award for research in technology, the 2009 Aritmel National Award of Informatics to the Computer Engineer of the Year, the 2013 King James I award for his contributions in research on new technologies, and the 2014 ICREA Academia Award. He is an IEEE Fellow.


    Host: Xuehai Qian, x04459, xuehai.qian@usc.edu

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Gerrielyn Ramos

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  • The Connected Hospital: Preparing for 21st Century Healthcare and Community Engagement

    Mon, May 21, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    University Calendar


    Today-�s fundraising, marketing and patient engagement environment for healthcare institutions is more complex than ever. Prospective donors, grateful patients and their families, new patients, and health and wellness advocates demand a personalized, omni-channel relationship. How can we give that to them cost affordably and efficiently? We want to help!

    Join healthcare data, innovation & technology, and marketing & branding experts, Michael Johnston from hjc, Russ Cobb from Blackbaud, and Dr.George Tolomiczenko, PhD from USC for a half day workshop to advance your team's shift to a more digitally connected, omni-channel and supporter/patient-centric future.

    You'll hear from Dr. George Tolomiczenko, Administrative Director of The Health, Technology & Engineering Program (HTE@USC) at University of Southern California. He-�ll outline how technology and innovation will play a key role for hospitals and their foundations now and in the future. And to emphasize his point, he-�s invited a cutting-edge health technology start up Stasis Labs to share how their hardware and software solution is poised to impact healthcare here and around the world. We think it-�s a wonderful, intimate look inside innovation in our sector.

    Contact: Nadine Afari
    nafari@usc.edu to receive RSVP link

    Location: The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Room: NRT LG 503

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Nadine Afari

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