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Events for September 21, 2022

  • Progressive Degree Program Webinar

    Wed, Sep 21, 2022 @ 12:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions

    The Progressive Degree Program, PDP, is a valuable opportunity for USC students to earn credits toward a master\'s degree while completing their bachelor\'s degree at USC and then transitioning smoothly into their master\'s program. In this webinar, you will learn about the process for applying for PDP, application requirements, and what Viterbi Engineering programs are available through PDP.

    Learn more about PDP


    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wiO9Ny-_TAuxH5hk3g5-Ng

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

  • Intel Tabling Mechanical, Chemical, Materials Science, Chemistry and Physics majors (On-Campus)

    Wed, Sep 21, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 02:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Intel Corporation will be hosting a tabling for all USC mechanical, chemical, materials Science, Chemistry and Physics students. This event is open and outdoors. Bring your resume and meet intel reps for intern and full time roles.

    Location: EPSTEIN FAMILY PLAZA (On-Campus)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • Center of Autonomy and AI, Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things, and Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar Series

    Wed, Sep 21, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Luca Geretti, Computer Science Department at the University of Verona (Italy)

    Talk Title: High-Order Differential Inclusions for Continuous Decomposition of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems

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

    Abstract: Formal verification of nonlinear dynamical systems particularly suffers the curse of dimensionality. While linear systems of tens of variables can be successfully analyzed, it is not the case of systems where symbolic methods are generally infeasible. A numerical approach to the problem would require decoupling the system in order to reduce the dimensions of each subsystem and consequently mitigate the problem. In this lecture we propose a solution based on high-order differential inclusions, which can be used to replace coupling variables with bounded input noises. The formulation for differential inclusions for nonlinear systems is provided, along with a discussion on its implementation in the Ariadne library for rigorous numerics. We also compare the performance and scalability with the current state-of-the-art on tools for the analysis of nonlinear open dynamical systems.

    Biography: Luca Geretti is currently a research associate at the Computer Science department of the University of Verona (Italy). He obtained his master\'s degree in Electronics Engineering at the University of Udine (Italy) with a thesis on \"Design and FPGA implementation of stochastic feed-forward neural networks\" and his PhD degree in Computer Engineering from the same institute, while switching his focus to \"Autonomy and collaboration in ad-hoc mobile networks\". He then moved to Verona to work on formal verification of nonlinear hybrid systems. He currently leads the Nonlinear group for the yearly ARCH competition of formal verification tools, where he also participates with the Ariadne software of which is the main engineer. From October 2022 he will be a research scholar at the University of Southern California.

    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo, nuzzo@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ySGInGwKRKKHX7NHJwTk3Q

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ySGInGwKRKKHX7NHJwTk3Q

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

  • CEE Seminar Series

    Wed, Sep 21, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Jaehong Kim, Yale University

    Talk Title: Toward Single Atom Catalysis for Environmental Application

    Abstract: See attached

    Host: Daniel McCurry, PhD

    More Information: Kim_Announcement.pdf

    Location: Ray R. Irani Hall (RRI) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Salina Palacios

  • CAIS Seminar: Carl Castro (USC) - Challenges of Military Veterans Transitioning Back to Their Civilian Communities

    Wed, Sep 21, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Carl Castro, University of Southern California

    Talk Title: Challenges of Military Veterans Transitioning Back to Their Civilian Communities

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

    Abstract: Military service involves integrating into a unique military culture that may involve experiencing a number of life-threatening traumas, including combat, sexual assault and suicide. These traumas may result in unresolved or ongoing mental and physical health issues that can significantly impact a successful transition of service members back to their civilian communities. In this presentation, how communities can assist military veterans in rejoining their communities will be discussed.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:


    After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.

    Biography: Dr. Carl Castro is currently Professor and Director of the Military and Veteran Programs at the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. Before joining the University of Southern California, Professor Castro served in the U.S. Army for over 30 years, retiring at the rank of colonel. Dr. Castro participated in the Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo Campaigns, Operation Northern Watch, and the Iraq War. Dr. Castro has chaired numerous NATO and international research groups and he is currently Chair of a NATO research group on Military Veteran Transitions and Co-Chair of a NATO group exploring Military and Veteran Radicalization. His current research efforts are broad and include: (a) the exploration of the military culture that leads to acceptance and integration of diverse groups; (b) understanding and ameliorating the effects of military trauma and stress, especially combat and deployment, on service members and their family; (c) the prevention of suicides and violence such as sexual assault and bullying; and (d) evaluating the process of transitioning into the military and transitioning from military service back to civilian life.

    Host: USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS)

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MentgCmBRLWPxLoJ3LbFKw

    Location: Online - Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MentgCmBRLWPxLoJ3LbFKw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Sep 21, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Jane Bae, Caltech

    Talk Title: Wall-models for large-eddy simulations of turbulent flows via scientific multi-agent reinforcement learning

    Abstract: The predictive capabilities of turbulent flow simulations, critical for aerodynamic design and weather prediction, hinge on the choice of turbulence models. The abundance of data from experiments and simulations and the advent of machine learning have provided a boost to turbulence modeling efforts. However, simulations of turbulent flows remain hindered by the inability of heuristics and supervised learning to model the near-wall dynamics. We address this challenge by introducing scientific multi-agent reinforcement learning (SciMARL) for the discovery of wall models for large-eddy simulations (LES). In SciMARL, discretization points act also as cooperating agents that learn to supply the LES closure model. The agents self-learn using limited data and generalize to higher Reynolds numbers in reproducing key flow quantities. We test the discovered wall model to canonical flat plate boundary layers, which shows good predictable capabilities outside the Reynolds numbers used to train the model. We will discuss extensions to this model for flows with pressure-gradient effects.

    Biography: Jane Bae is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at Caltech. She received her Ph.D. in Computational and Mathematical Engineering from Stanford University in 2018. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at Caltech and the Institute for Applied Computational Science at Harvard University before joining the Caltech faculty. Her main research focuses on computational fluid mechanics, in particular on modeling and control of wall-bounded turbulence.

    Host: AME Department

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

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98775609685?pwd=a2lSd01oY0o2KzA4VWphbGxjWk5Qdz09

    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 202

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98775609685?pwd=a2lSd01oY0o2KzA4VWphbGxjWk5Qdz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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

  • Preparing for the Career & Internship Expo

    Wed, Sep 21, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Increase your preparedness for the Career & Internship Expo by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners.

    To access 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