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Events for September 01, 2021

  • Repeating EventKCLC Welcome Week Workshops

    Wed, Sep 01, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Hello Trojans!
    Are you looking for assistance on how to best adjust to the return to campus, improve your social skills, cultivate time management skills, and alleviate stress? Come to our workshops and Drop-in hours hosted by the USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity. No reservation or appointment is required for our general workshops and drop-ins.

    KCLC will be hosting Welcome Week workshops on Returning to Campus and Time Management. Starting in September, the workshops will have a weekly theme of time management, reading strategies, stress management or test-taking. The workshops will be interactive with great tips and resources.

    The Drop-in hours, where you can meet with an academic coach to discuss learning strategies will start the second full week of the semester Monday-Friday. Please note: these may be held in a group format depending on staff availability and demand.

    For more information, see the attached flyers with dates and times. We have also attached a semester calendar and created a Student Success zip file as you prepare to start the semester.

    If you are interested in learning more about weekly academic coaching, email us at kortschakcenter@usc.edu for additional information.

    KCLC will have more events throughout the semester and you can check out the most up to date workshop and drop-in schedule on their website


    More Information: Fall 2021 Welcome Week Workshops.pdf

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Back to SChool Connections

    Wed, Sep 01, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Hello Trojans!
    Are you looking for assistance on how to best adjust to the return to campus, improve your social skills, cultivate time management skills, and alleviate stress? Come to our workshops and Drop-in hours hosted by the USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity.

    We are piloting a new in-person workshop series titled, -Back to SChool Connections- where you can practice communication skills that can help you succeed as a Trojan both in and out of the classroom. This workshop will require a reservation.

    For more information, see the attached flyers with dates and times. We have also attached a semester calendar and created a Student Success zip file as you prepare to start the semester.

    If you are interested in learning more about weekly academic coaching, email us at kortschakcenter@usc.edu for additional information.

    KCLC will have more events throughout the semester and you can check out the most up to date workshop and drop-in schedule on their website https://kortschakcenter.usc.edu/events/

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity

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  • Job/Internship Search Workshop (In-Person)

    Wed, Sep 01, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Increase your knowledge on the job/internship search by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners.
    To access this workshop, log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    For more information about all workshops, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 211

    Audiences: All Engineering Students

    Contact: Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things and Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar

    Wed, Sep 01, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Nathan Dahlin, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    Talk Title: Pricing Randomness, Risk and Flexibility: Market Design For a Smarter Grid

    Series: Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things

    Abstract: The current moment finds the world's energy infrastructure at the threshold of rapid transformation. Today's power systems are defined by increasing penetration of renewable and distributed energy resources on the supply side, and the emergence of flexible loads on the demand side. Clearly, market institutions have a crucial role to play in this transformation as well. Through market analysis, design and optimization, this talk will explore how such institutions can evolve to address four key characteristics of modern power systems: uncertainty, risk, flexibility and strategic behavior.

    First, given that user flexibility is considered one of the most valuable, yet still untapped resources available for accommodating the transition to renewables, an explicit market for flexibility is designed and analyzed. Users report preferences for service over a finite time horizon to a scheduler which shapes the aggregate demand profile to the output of a renewable generator, while minimizing the costs associated with resorting to thermal generation. Social welfare properties of competitive equilibria and an accompanying mechanism are studied. As the competitive equilibria arise from a convex relaxation of the binary constrained load scheduling problem, an interpretation of equilibrium schedules as giving a stochastic method for generating an optimal schedule in the large economy limit is also examined. Next, focusing on the transmission component of the power grid, rather than arrange advance supply and account for real time imbalances in supply and demand separately, a two-stage, stochastic market clearing paradigm is considered. Probabilistic information regarding renewable generation is used to couple day ahead and expected real time recourse decisions, increasing efficiency. A two-stage mechanism is developed for a two-sided exchange with primary and ancillary generation and demand response, implementing a sequential competitive equilibrium (SCEq). Allowing for strategic behavior, sufficient conditions are provided for the existence of efficient sequential Nash equilibria.


    Biography: Nathan Dahlin received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering in 2008 and 2020, respectively, and the M.A. degree in applied mathematics in 2020 from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, USA. In 2021 he completed the Ph.D degree in electrical engineering at USC, under advisement of Prof. Rahul Jain. From 2008 to 2015 he worked as a research and development engineer at Audyssey Laboratories in Los Angeles. He is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, under advisement of Prof. Subhonmesh Bose.

    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo, nuzzo@usc.edu

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Sep 01, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Sutanu Sarkar, University of California at San Diego

    Talk Title: Wakes in the Natural Environment

    Abstract: Environmental wakes are produced by flows past structures which are engineered (e.g., oceanic submersibles, aerial vehicles, wind turbines, urban structures) or in nature (hills, mountain ranges, islands, seamounts). These wakes impact drag on the incident flow as well as transport of material, pollutants and environmental constituents. We will illustrate wake flow physics with a few examples studied using high-resolution simulation. The wake of a blunt object such as a disk will be contrasted with a streamlined object such as a prolate spheroid with respect to mean velocity, turbulence levels, flow instabilities and coherent structures. We will discuss both a constant density fluid and a density-stratified fluid where buoyancy inevitably alters the wake of the body. We will also present an example from nature, an oceanic current past a submerged hill, where we find synchronization of wake vortices with subharmonics of the oscillating tide and also states of high drag.



    Biography: Sutanu Sarkar received his B. Tech. from IIT Bombay, M. S. from Ohio State University and Ph. D. from Cornell University. After 4 years as a staff scientist at ICASE, NASA Langley Research Center, he joined UCSD where he currently holds the Blasker Chair of Environmental Engineering, is a Distinguished Professor in the department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE), and is an affiliate professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He was Chair of MAE from 2009-2014. He has broad interests in the simulation and modeling of turbulent flows. He has worked in problems concerning the environment, energy, aerospace and propulsion. His current research interests are turbulence and mixing in the ocean and atmosphere, wakes and boundary layers of engineered structures in the natural environment, and renewable energy. He has received a NASA group achievement award (1994), the Bessel Award from the Humboldt Foundation (2001), and was elected Fellow, American Physical Society (2006), Associate Fellow, AIAA (2009) and Fellow, ASME (2010). He is an associate editor of JFM.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09

    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 202

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Job/Internship Search Workshop (Virtual)

    Wed, Sep 01, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Increase your knowledge on the job/internship search by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners.
    To access this workshop, log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    For more information about all workshops, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    Access Zoom link on Viterbi Career Gateway: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    Location: Virtual (via Zoom)

    Audiences: All Engineering Students

    Contact: Viterbi Career Connections

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