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  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

    Mon, Sep 24, 2018 @ 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Assad Oberai, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Talk Title: Biomechanics

    Host: Qifa Zhou

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 122

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mischalgrace Diasanta

  • Preparing for the Engineering Career Fair Open Forum

    Mon, Sep 24, 2018 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Increase your career and internship knowledge of the Engineering Career Fair 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: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 211

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • Joint CSC@USC/CommNetS-MHI Seminar

    Mon, Sep 24, 2018 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: James Anderson, California Institute of Technology

    Talk Title: Private Models and Distributed Control of Networked Systems

    Abstract: Designing controllers to make networked systems autonomous is perhaps the most dominant problem in systems engineering. Distributed control, which is already a challenging task, is only part of the problem. In this talk, I will present recently developed theory and algorithms for synthesizing optimal distributed controllers via convex programming. The theory uses the notion of locality in a manner that ensures the synthesis complexity grows gracefully with the number of states in the network model. Recent robust extensions will also be presented. The remainder of the talk will focus on privacy and how it interacts with this notion of locality. In particular, we are concerned with how to build models from data that, for example, may contain sensitive information. We present a framework based on aggregation and differential privacy that will encourage information owners to contribute their data while ensuring certain privacy guarantees. It will be shown how the topology of the network and the sensitivity of a specific linear program influence the achievable privacy levels.

    Biography: James Anderson is a Senior Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the California Institute of Technology. He obtained a DPhil (PhD) in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford, UK and the BSc and MSc degrees in Systems Engineering from the University of Reading UK. Prior to Caltech, he held a Junior Research Fellowship in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford and St John's College where he was based in the Control Group. His research interests include distributed control, convex optimization, and privacy preserving computation with applications in autonomy and cyber-physical systems - specifically power grids.

    Host: Ketan Savla, ksavla@usc.edu

    More Info: http://csc.usc.edu/seminars

    More Information: 18.09.24 James Anderson CSCUSC Seminar.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Brienne Moore

    Event Link: http://csc.usc.edu/seminars

  • Trojan Blockchain Society & CCI presents

    Mon, Sep 24, 2018 @ 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Jason Lee, Director - NEM Foundation

    Talk Title: Get to know the NEM Blockchain @ USC

    Abstract: Welcome to an engagement on demystifying what blockchain is and explore how this revolutionary technology is changing the world. This discussion will also focus on the NEM blockchain and will be facilitated by Jason Lee.
    This is done with USC through the auspices of the Trojan Blockchain Society and the Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things center in the Viterbi School of Engineering which is doing research on blockchain (please see blockchain.usc.edu)

    Biography: Jason is the Expansion Director for Australia and New Zealand with NEM Foundation based in Melbourne, Australia. NEM is a global blockchain protocol with a presence in over 40 countries.
    Recently acknowledged in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 list, he has banking experience and has been a speaker, judge, mentor, consultant and investor in startups and is familiar with working with the private and public sector including regulators and incubator & accelerator programmes.
    Jason will share his experience having traveled to 20 cities in the last one year on the progression of blockchain technology followed by an informal discussion in developing more understanding of this area.
    For more information about the NEM Foundation and its mission.

    Host: Bhaskar Krishnamachari, CCI

    More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/get-to-know-the-nem-blockchain-usc-tickets-50259665011

    More Information: 18.09.24_TrojanBlockchain_NEMFlyer.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Brienne Moore

    Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/get-to-know-the-nem-blockchain-usc-tickets-50259665011