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  • Repeating EventCommunications Hub: Writing and Speaking for PhD Students - Drop In Hours

    Wed, Sep 20, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Viterbi Ph.D. Students!
    Need help with academic and professional writing and speaking tasks? Viterbi faculty at the Hub provide one-on-one help with journal and conference articles, dissertations, fellowship applications, and career communications!
    Drop by RTH 222A on MWF 10am-1pm or make an online appointment via email at eishub@usc.edu.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 222A

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Helen Choi

    Event Link: https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home

  • Intel Engineering Day

    Wed, Sep 20, 2023 @ 10:30 AM - 03:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an on-campus, outdoor tabling event. RSVP to let Intel know you are coming, but know that an RSVP does not guarantee you will meet an Intel rep. Students are met on a first-come first-serve basis.

    The Intel Engineering Day Tabling event is geared towards students stopping by to learn more about Intel and the Semiconductor industry. With many technological advances created by Intel, we're only beginning to create the greatest technology in history.

    We encourage engineering students to stop by and learn more about Intel, and meet with our team. We are especially interested in the following majors and all degrees levels:

    Chemical Engineering
    Material Science

    We look forward to meeting you!

    Location: Epstein Family Plaza

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Sep 20, 2023 @ 11:30 AM - 01:00 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: Hedco Neurosciences Building (HNB) - 107

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS Chair

  • PhD Dissertation Defense - Ali S. Alotaibi

    Wed, Sep 20, 2023 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    University Calendar

    PhD Dissertation Defense - Ali S. Alotaibi

    Committee Members: William GJ Halfond (chair), Nenad Medvidovic, Mukund Raghothaman, Gisele Ragusa, and Chao Wang

    Title: Automated Repair of Layout Accessibility Issues in Mobile Applications

    Abstract: An increasing number of people are now dependent on mobile devices to access data and complete essential tasks. For people with disabilities, mobile apps that violate accessibility guidelines can prevent them from carrying out these activities. Layout accessibility issues are among the top accessibility issues in mobile applications. These issues impact the accessibility of mobile apps and make them difficult to use, especially for older people and people with disabilities. Unfortunately, existing techniques are limited in helping developers debug these issues. These techniques are only capable of detecting the issues but cannot help to repair them. Therefore, the repair of layout accessibility issues remains a manual process, which is both labor intensive and error prone.

    Automated repair of layout accessibility issues is complicated by several challenges. First, a repair must account for multiple issues holistically in order to preserve the relative consistency of the original app design. Second, due to the complex relationship between UI components, there is no clear way of identifying the set of elements and properties that need to be modified for a given issue. Third, assuming the relevant views and properties can be identified, the number of possible changes that need to be considered grows exponentially as more elements and properties need to be considered. Finally,
    a change in one element can create cascading changes that lead to further problems in other areas of the UI. Together, these challenges make a seemingly simple repair difficult to achieve. In this dissertation, I present an automated framework for repairing layout accessibility issues in mobile applications. To evaluate the effectiveness of this framework, I instantiated it to repair the different types of layout accessibility issues. I assessed the effectiveness of these instantiations by using them to repair issues detected in real world mobile apps. In addition, I conducted user studies to evaluate the impact of the repairs on the quality of the UIs of mobile apps. The results from these evaluations show that these techniques are effective in improving the accessibility of mobile apps without negatively impacting or distorting the UIs.

    Location: Charles Lee Powell Hall (PHE) - 325

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Melissa Ochoa

  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Sep 20, 2023 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Perry Johnson, UCI

    Talk Title: Two Fundamental Relations for Turbulent Flows

    Abstract: wo fundamental effects of turbulence are (a) an increased rate at which kinetic energy is dissipated into heat and (b) an enhanced momentum (and heat) flux across boundary layers leading to much higher skin friction drag forces (and surface heat transfer). This presentation will introduce and apply two exact relations related to these fundamental effects, respectively. First, the concept of Stokes Flow Regularization (SFR) provides an exact expression for the scale-wise energy cascade rate in terms of vortex stretching and strain-rate self-amplification. Applied to data from fully-resolved simulations, this precisely quantifies the mechanisms responsible for generating large dissipation rates at small scales. SFR also serves as an intriguing alternative to spatial filtering as the basis of large-eddy simulation modeling. Specific potential modeling advantages will be discussed. Second, the Angular Momentum Integral (AMI) equation for turbulent boundary layers will be introduced. The AMI equation quantifies the impact of various flow phenomena throughout a boundary layer flow on the skin friction relative to a baseline laminar flow. An analogous integral equation for the surface heat transfer will also be introduced. Together, these provide a powerful method for probing flow data in terms of key engineering quantities of interest. Example applications for AMI-based analysis will be shown for boundary layer transition and supersonic turbulent boundary layers.

    Biography: Perry Johnson Perry Johnson earned his Ph.D. in 2017 from Johns Hopkins University (advisor: Charles Meneveau), where his work on velocity gradient dynamics in turbulence won the Corrsin-Kovasznay award. He was then a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University for three years, working on various topics related to small-scale turbulence, multiphase & particle-laden flows, and boundary layers. He joined the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department at the University of California, Irvine in 2020 as an assistant professor. His recent research on the energy cascade was featured in Physics Today, and his forthcoming review of multi-scale velocity gradient dynamics will appear in the next issue of Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://ame.usc.edu/seminars/

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98121141178?pwd=VGEyaXVWYnRaazFYWUVhbVAycGVWQT09 Meeting ID: 981 2114 1178 Passcode: NhXrDOqQU8

    Location: Severance Street House (SSH) - 202

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98121141178?pwd=VGEyaXVWYnRaazFYWUVhbVAycGVWQT09 Meeting ID: 981 2114 1178 Passcode: NhXrDOqQU8

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

    Event Link: https://ame.usc.edu/seminars/

  • How to Develop an Effective Resume and Cover Letter

    Wed, Sep 20, 2023 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Learn how to develop a strong and effective resume & cover letter to ensure you stand out by reflecting your greatest strengths, skills, and accomplishments. Find out what employers look for, review tips and samples, and explore different resume formats. Have your resume ready to take notes and make modifications in real-time!

    This presentation will cover the following topics:

    How to Make Your Resume Stand Out
    Writing a Stellar Resume and Cover Letter
    How Important is Your Resume in Your Job Search?
    Building and Tailoring Resumes for Job Search Success
    How to Write Your Resume to Get Interviews

    To access the ZOOM link and for more information on 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.

    For In-Person: Attendance is limited to room capacity

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • Abbott Trojan Talk

    Wed, Sep 20, 2023 @ 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Explore Engineering Career Opportunities at Abbott

    Come meet Abbott recruiters and engineers to learn about exciting job openings. Plus, enjoy some pizza!

    The target majors are BME, EE, CompEng, IE, ChemE, and ME.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections