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  • Systems Engineering Leadership Series

    Tue, Sep 12, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Systems Architecting and Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Garud Iyengar , Department Chair and Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University

    Talk Title: Modeling Systemic Risk

    Series: SERC Talks

    Abstract: Systemic risk refers to the risk of collapse of an entire complex system as a result of the actions taken by the individual component entities or agents that comprise the system. Systemic risk is an issue of great concern in modern financial markets as well as, more broadly, in the management of complex business and engineering systems. In this talk, we will survey our work on modeling systemic risk. We will present an axiomatic framework for analysis of outcomes across agents in the system and over scenarios of nature, a structural model for systemic risk that introduces dynamics into the analysis, and a signed directed graphs (SDG) model for systemic risk that is inspired by work in process systems engineering.

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    The Systems Leadership Series is a series of interactive conversations with leading systems thinkers who explore and examine the nature and complexity of systems that modern society depends upon. The series is an unparalleled learning opportunity as prominent speakers come to share cutting-edge ideas, leadership styles and personal philosophies with students and faculty members.

    Biography: Garud Iyengar is a Professor in the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University. He received his B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. His research interests are broadly in information theory, control and optimization. His published works span a diverse range of fields, including information theory, applied mathematics, computer science, operations research, economics and financing engineering. His current projects focus on the areas of large scale portfolio selection, systemic risk management, quantitative marketing, smart grids, public health and systems biology.

    Host: System Engineering Research Center

    More Info: https://www.stevens.edu/events/modeling-systemic-risk

    Webcast: https://stevensinstitute-events.webex.com/mw3100/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=stevensinstitute-events&service=6&rnd=0.06171461554157853&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fstevensinstitute-events.webex.com%2Fec3100%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3Fth

    Location: • Online via WebEX

    WebCast Link: https://stevensinstitute-events.webex.com/mw3100/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=stevensinstitute-events&service=6&rnd=0.06171461554157853&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fstevensinstitute-events.webex.com%2Fec3100%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3Fth

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: James Moore II

    Event Link: https://www.stevens.edu/events/modeling-systemic-risk

  • Epstein Institute Seminar, ISE 651

    Tue, Sep 12, 2017 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Shan Liu, Assistant Professor, University of Washington

    Talk Title: Operations Research in Medical Decision Making: Models and Insights for Depression Care Management

    Host: Prof. Sze-chuan Suen

    More Information: September 12, 2017.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

  • Navigating the U.S. Recruitment Process

    Tue, Sep 12, 2017 @ 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Tailored for our international students, learn about the best resources to help you find employment, networking tips, and interviewing techniques.

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • The Connected Vehicle Revolution

    Tue, Sep 12, 2017 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    Systems Architecting and Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Kay Das, GPS Program Manager and Technical Director at LinQuest Corporation in Los Angeles (retired)

    Talk Title: The Connected Vehicle Revolution

    Abstract: A light-hearted but critical look at the Connected Vehicle revolution. There is currently much on-going activity in the research and design of systems to enhance the safety of vehicular traffic on roads and highways. These include vehicle-to-vehicle based and vehicle-to-infrastructure based electronics systems with extension to personal devices. These systems need to work collaboratively in an intelligent and reconfigurable network environment characterized by multiple localized and dynamically changing motion control loops which include each individual vehicle driver (and pedestrian). Systems will comprise a mix of existing and new technologies such as laser, imaging, computer vision, radar, cellular, WiFi, GPS, millimetric Waves, and others. System complexity is very high in order to deliver and sustain the required levels of reliability. A range of products and systems will compete for market entry from diverse developers and nations. Compliance with a safety culture within product development, such as directed by the ISO 26262 cocoon, is desireable. Safety needs to be regarded as an integral and critical element in system, software, hardware, and device/sensor design. A significant challenge also exists in validating prototypes and final systems productized for market entry. The cost of failure is high as human life is in the loop. This presentation reviews some of the challenges and offers some directions for this burgeoning industry propelled by developments ranging from Shannon's Law and Moore's Law to the evolving Internet of Things and 5G cellular communications. Management of systems research and development with frugality, without over-design, and with a holistic approach on a scale probably never demanded before, is required.

    Please RSVP at the event link by noon September 5th to facilitate event registration and planning, foreign nationals by August 29th.

    From the 105 Freeway traveling WEST:
    1. Take the exit towards 405 South
    2. Before getting onto the 405 Freeway, take the El Segundo Blvd exit
    3. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left (west)
    4. Turn right on Aviation Blvd.
    5. Bldg. D8 will be on the third building on the Right, just past the discount bakery.
    The facility is the third building from the corner of Aviation and El Segundo, just north of the discount bakery outlet. The facility has 4 gates, but only the southern-most gate is open. Identify yourself to the security guard as attending the INCOSE meeting. You can park where Security directs and enter through the lobby at the center of the building where the flag poles are. Knock on the first of the double doors, and someone will open the door for you. The handicap ramp is on the north side and can be reached by driving all the way around the back of the building. Inform the security guard if you plan to use that ramp.

    Biography: Kay Das was GPS Program Manager and Technical Director at LinQuest Corporation in Los Angeles from 2007 to 2013 where he additionally led new business development thrusts in the commercial and automotive safety markets. He has previously held responsibilities as R&D Director for STMicroelectronics' Asia Pacific region. He is a winner of a Singapore Government National Award for "The Initiation and Expansion of High-value R&D and Promotion of Partnerships." He has built and led teams in different parts of the world and managed the development of diverse silicon-based signal processing systems over 40 years in industry. His current pursuits are the application of communication (such as 5G/ DSRC) and location technologies (such as GPS/ GNSS) to the Connected Vehicle revolution. He holds a MS in Electronics Systems from the Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK. His pursuits in retirement other than Connected Vehicle include amateur astronomy, Internet radio, and he is a professional musician. He is an IEEE Life Member and a member of several societies.

    Host: The Aerospace Corporation (Venue); INCOSE-Los Angeles (Event)

    More Info: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=l4ihvgeab&oeidk=a07ee505f1dd3856d34

    Location: The Aerospace Corporation, Building D8/1010, 200 N. Aviation, El Segundo, CA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Michael Do

    Event Link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=l4ihvgeab&oeidk=a07ee505f1dd3856d34

  • An Evening with Goldman Sachs USC Recruiters

    Tue, Sep 12, 2017 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Workshops & Infosessions

    We are excited to have USC recruiters from Goldman Sachs join us for an evening of info and networking! They will also be addressing their open positions for 2018 Analyst opportunities. It's a great way to meet the recruiters face-to-face in a smaller, more intimate environment before the Career Fair. We're going to cap the number of attendees to ensure you get one-on-one time with the recruiters, so make sure to arrive 5-10 minutes early and bring a few copies of your CV. We're looking forward to an incredibly resourceful event!
    Please RSVP on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/nobeusc or email us with any questions at uscnobe@gmail.com.

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) - 144

    Audiences: Everyone, but please RSVP online

    Contact: USC National Organization for Business and Engineering