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

    Wed, Sep 19, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    University Calendar

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


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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Rebecca Kinnon

  • Multi-Mode Systems: LEGO-style Development for Cyber-Physical Systems

    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Ashutosh Trivedi, University of Colorado Boulder

    Talk Title: Multi-Mode Systems : LEGO-style Development for Cyber-Physical Systems

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

    Abstract: The recent \"internet-of-things\" (IoT) revolution has led to a profusion of miniaturized and cost-effective components such as microprocessors, wireless communication devices, sensors, and actuators. This has enabled the \"LEGO style\" design of complex cyber- physical systems. These systems integrate rich continuous dynamics, discrete switching, stochastic behaviors, and the presence of multiple rational agents. Thus the twin problems of reliable and secure design becomes extremely challenging. This necessitates a disciplined approach that guarantees correctness by construction.

    In this talk, we will present multi-mode systems a mathematical formalism that captures fundamentals of building complex behaviors from simpler predefined primitives. Multi-mode systems naturally capture discrete switching, continuous dynamics, worst-case, and stochastic disturbances in a simple mathematical framework. We present fundamental results on computation and control of such systems with relevance to diverse areas such as robotic path planning, hierarchical and discrete-event control, and game theory.

    Biography: Ashutosh Trivedi is an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Colorado Boulder. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Warwick. Prior to joining the University of Colorado Boulder, Ashutosh worked as an assistant professor of computer science at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, and as postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oxford. Ashutosh\'s research interests lies at the intersection of computer science and control theory. His research focuses on applying rigorous mathematical reasoning techniques for the design and analysis of safe and secure cyber -physical systems.

    Host: Paul Bogdan

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

  • International Students Open Forum

    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    International students, increase your career and internship knowledge by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners.

    For more information about Labs & Open Forums, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • CAIS Seminar: Dr. Turgay Ayer (Georgia Tech) - An Analytics Approach to Prioritizing Access to Hepatitis C Treatment in U.S. Prisons

    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Turgay Ayer, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Talk Title: An Analytics Approach to Prioritizing Access to Hepatitis C Treatment in U.S. Prisons

    Series: USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS) Seminar Series

    Abstract: HCV prevalence in prison systems is ten times higher than the general population, and hence prison systems offer a unique opportunity to control the HCV epidemic. New HCV treatment drugs are very effective, but providing treatment to all inmates is prohibitively expensive, which precludes universal HCV treatment in prison systems. As such, current practice recommends prioritizing treatment based on clinical and incarceration-related factors, including disease staging, remaining sentence length, and injection drug use (IDU) status. However, there is controversy about how these factors should be incorporated because of the complicated tradeoffs. In this study, we propose an analytics approach to support hepatitis C treatment prioritization decisions in U.S. prisons.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Turgay Ayer is the George Family Foundation Early Career professor and an associate professor at Industrial and Systems Engineering, and is the research director for healthcare analytics and business intelligence in the Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems at Georgia Tech. In addition, Dr. Ayer holds a courtesy appointment at Emory Medical School.

    His research focuses on healthcare analytics, with applications in predictive and prescriptive health, health policy analysis, and medical decision making. His research papers have been published in top tier management, engineering and medical journals, and covered by popular media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, US News, and NPR.

    Dr. Ayer has received over $2 million grant funding and several awards for his work, including an NSF CAREER Award (2015), Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) Lee Lusted Award (2009), first place in the MSOM Best Practice-Based Research Competition (2017), and a finalist in the 2017 INFORMS Franz Edelman Competition (2017).

    Dr. Ayer serves as associate editor for Operations Research, and is a past president of the INFORMS Health Application Society. He received a B.S. in industrial engineering from Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Host: Milind Tambe

    Location: Mark Taper Hall Of Humanities (THH) - 301

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

  • Medtronic Info Session

    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    As a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, Medtronic improves the health and lives of millions of people each year. We believe our deep clinical, therapeutic and economic expertise can help address the complex challenges, such as rising costs, aging populations and the burden of chronic disease, faced by families and healthcare systems today. But no one can do it alone. That\'s why we\'re committed to partnering in new ways and developing powerful solutions that deliver better patient outcomes.

    Founded in 1949 as a medical repair company, we\'re now among the world\'s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies, employing more than 85,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in more than 155 countries. Join us in our commitment to take healthcare Further, Together.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections


    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions

    WRIT 340E Professors Choi and Schroeder will be providing grammar lessons and individualized assistance to students currently taking WRIT 340 - Advanced Writing for Engineers.

    Students should bring their WRIT 340E assignments so that they can apply the lessons and also receive detailed feedback on grammar.

    There will be four workshops this semester. Each workshop will focus on a different area of grammar, and all will include individualized assistance on WRIT 340E assignments.

    Food will be served. PLEASE SIGN UP HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/qKyGXh7UGOXbN0B43

    Please be advised that attendance is not related to your grades in your WRIT 340E course.

    More Information: Workshop Flyer.pdf

    Location: Thomas & Dorothy Leavey Library (LVL) - 16

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Contact: Helen Choi

  • ASBME Recruitment Season: Best Networking Practices and Company Cheat Sheet

    Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity

    Let us help you impress corporate representatives at the Viterbi Career Fair! ASBME President Luann Raposo and Corporate Chair Kristina Kaypaghian will be holding an informal Q&A on all-things corporate-from application timelines from prominent companies that recruit at USC, to what to talk about with reps at networking events. Come with questions! This event will be taking place in GFS 101 at 7 PM.

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering