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  • Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

    Mon, Aug 28, 2017

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events

    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen 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. Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!


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

    Audiences: Prospective Freshmen & Family Members

    Contact: Viterbi Admission

  • Viterbi Transfer Student BBQ

    Mon, Aug 28, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

    Student Activity

    Viterbi School of Engineering Welcomes our incoming transfer students. Join your fellow incoming transfer students for an evening of mixing and mingling and delicious BBQ. This is a great opportunity to meet other transfer students and get to know Viterbi and USC staff members an resources. We will be sharing information about key programs and services available to USC students.

    Location: Breezeway

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Contact: Christina Martin

  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

    Mon, Aug 28, 2017 @ 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Mike Kwon, CEO, Whitecoat

    Talk Title: Research Presentation & Career Path

    Host: Stacey Finley, PhD

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 122

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mischalgrace Diasanta

  • Center for Systems and Control (CSC@USC) and Ming Hsieh Institute for Electrical Engineering

    Mon, Aug 28, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Terence Sanger, University of Southern California

    Talk Title: Rate coding, spike coding, and biological control

    Series: Fall 2017 Joint CSC@USC/CommNetS-MHI Seminar Series

    Abstract: Although biological and artificial computation must solve similar problems, they do so in very different ways. I will discuss several closely related topics in biological control systems. Risk-aware control is a set of human behaviors in asymmetric cost environments that set the groundwork and requirements for models of biological feedback control. Stochastic Dynamic Operators provide a set of tools for control of uncertain stochastic systems, and I show that these operators can implement risk aware control in a simple robotic visual targeting task. I also show how the calculations necessary for control and stabilization can be implemented in populations of asynchronous spiking neurons. Finally, I provide preliminary data from electrophysiological recordings in the brains of children with movement disorders that provide some clues as to how the human basal ganglia encode movement.

    Biography: Dr. Terence Sanger is the director of the USC Pediatric Movement Disorders Center. His research focuses on understanding the origins of pediatric movement disorders from both a biological and a computational perspective. The primary goal of his research is to discover new methods for treating children with movement disorders. Dr. Sanger coordinates the Childhood Motor Study Group (CMSG) and the NIH Taskforce on Childhood Movement Disorders, and he is principal investigator on several research studies at USC. He runs the pediatric movement disorders clinic at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) in the department of Neurology. His training includes background in Child Neurology, Electrical Engineering, Signal Processing, Control Theory, Neural Networks, and Computational Neuroscience.

    Host: Mihailo Jovanovic, mihailo@usc.edu

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Gerrielyn Ramos