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

    Wed, Sep 13, 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

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Sep 13, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events

    Bi-Weekly regular faculty meeting for invited full-time Computer Science faculty only. Event details emailed directly to attendees.

    Location TBD.

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

  • Viterbi Progressive Degree Program Info Session

    Wed, Sep 13, 2017 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission, Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs, Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Interested in earning your MS from Viterbi?
    How about starting an MS degree during your senior year?
    The Viterbi Graduate Admission team is hosting a Progressive Degree information session!

    What are the details?
    When: Wednesday, September 13 at 1:00pm
    Where: RTH 211

    Who should attend?
    All undergraduate students thinking about pursuing an MS degree through USC.

    What is the Progressive Degree Program?
    The Progressive Degree Program (PDP) gives continuing USC undergraduates another path to earning a Master's degree from USC.

    The main advantages to a Progressive Degree are:
    1) Start graduate-level classes during your senior year
    2) Reduce the units required for a Master's Degree

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

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Contact: Viterbi PDP

  • Epstein Department, Guest Speaker Event

    Wed, Sep 13, 2017 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Ricardo Valerdi, SpaceX and Associate Professor, University of Arizona

    Talk Title: Cost Estimation for Systems Engineering

    Host: Dr. Julie Higle

    More Information: Valerdi_flyer.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

  • Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things and Ming Hsieh Institute for Electrical Engineering Joint Seminar Series on Cyber-Physical Systems

    Wed, Sep 13, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Nikos Arechiga, Toyota Research Institute

    Talk Title: Scalable Automatic Reasoning in Model-Based Development

    Abstract: Recent progress in vehicle autonomy and robotics has increased the importance of system assurance, ranging from safety to security concerns. These assurances require systems that are able to reason about large and complex system designs, often containing large lookup tables as well as AI components.

    This talk presents a general-purpose technique that leverages machine learning to automatically learn logical antecedents and consequents to simplify a complex formal verification task.

    We also describe a specialization of this technique that has been used within Toyota to reason about software with large lookup tables, including a public benchmark.

    Finally, we look to the future and describe emerging research directions in automatic reasoning.

    Biography: Dr. Nikos Arechiga graduated with a Ph. D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon working with Professor Bruce Krogh. His graduate work touched on automatic inference of barrier certificates to simplify proofs of safety as well as techniques for provably-correct controller synthesis.

    He has been working at Toyota for two years, and has been involved with developing scalable reasoning techniques to address complex models with lookup tables, and is recently considering the problem of reasoning about AI components.

    Host: Paul Bogdan

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 248

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Estela Lopez

  • Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Seminar

    Wed, Sep 13, 2017 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Birendra Jha, Assistant Professor/USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Talk Title: Coupled Flow and Geomechanics of Petroleum Reservoirs, Aquifers, and Faults

    Abstract: Can we inject and produce fluids out of subsurface reservoirs without causing damaging earthquakes? Can we design and control hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" of rocks to maximize productivity but minimize risks? Will underground sequestration of CO2 lead to induced seismicity and eventually CO2 leakage along faults? Did Indian monsoon rainfall have something to do with the Nepal earthquake? These are some of the questions facing the petroleum industry, geothermal industry, environmental scientists, and the geoscience community-at-large. One way to approach these questions, and the approach that we follow, is physics-based modeling of the underlying processes of fluid flow, rock deformation, and faulting or fracturing. We specialize in computational modeling and simulation of continuum scale coupled flow, transport and geomechanical processes. We develop mathematically rigorous and computationally efficient numerical frameworks and conduct lab experiments to understand, forecast and eventually control these processes in nature. I will present some of the salient features of our computational framework that includes a finite element-finite volume method to solve the flow and deformation problems sequentially. Then I will show results from a few studies that attempt to answer the questions posed in the beginning.

    Biography: Birendra Jha is an Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering in the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at USC. He received his masters in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University and PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT. He has several years of experience in the petroleum industry in India and US. In the Geosystems Engineering and Multiphysics Lab (gemlab.usc.edu) at USC, Birendra's group conducts research in computational and experimental geomechanics funded by the Department of Energy and the Rose Hills Foundation.

    Host: Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 150

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Ashleen Knutsen

  • Google Info Session

    Wed, Sep 13, 2017 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Tech talk and information session about Google culture, roles, recruiting process, and Q&A Session for UNDERGRADUATE CS students ONLY.


    Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 101

    Audiences: Viterbi Undergrad Computer Science Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • Chemical Engineering Alumni & Industry Spotlight

    Wed, Sep 13, 2017 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Students will hear from alumni and industry professionals regarding their academic/professional experiences.

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi Undergraduate Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections