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  • Virtual Career & Internship Expo: Trojan Talks

    Fri, Sep 25, 2020 @ 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Receptions & Special Events

    Attend these Expo employer information sessions to engage with various companies and learn more about their opportunities.

    Pre-registration required on the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/

    45-minute virtual company info sessions
    Submit your resume to the resume book on Gateway: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso

    For the most up-to-date information on the Career & Internship Expo, visit: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • Advanced Manufacturing Seminar Series

    Fri, Sep 25, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Qiming Wang, USC

    Talk Title: Harness Natural Wisdom to Design 3D-Printed Bionic Materials

    Abstract: Living creatures are continuous sources of inspiration for designing synthetic materials. However,
    living creatures are typically different from synthetic materials in two aspects: First, living creatures typically
    feature sophisticated microstructures and architectures that are challenging to reproduce in traditional
    engineering practice. Second, living creatures consist of living cells to support their metabolisms, such as
    growth, regeneration, and remodeling, which are typically impossible in traditional synthetic materials. In this
    talk, by harnessing modern additive manufacturing technologies, dynamic chemistry, and/or living organisms,
    we report a series of 3D-printed bionic materials to imitate both architectures and metabolisms of living
    creatures. For example, with the aid of dynamic chemistry, 3D-printed lightweight structures can self-heal
    large-scale impact damages and fractures. With the aid of living bacteria, 3D-printed polymers can self-grow
    into structural composites with pre-designed microstructures. With the aid of living plant cells, 3D-printed
    artificial trees can harness photosynthesis to self-remodel into multifunctional materials.

    Biography: Qiming Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and
    Environmental Engineering of the University of Southern California. Prior to this
    position, he received a Postdoc training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    (2014-2015) and earned his Ph.D. degree at Duke University (2014). His research
    interest is centered around additive manufacturing and mechanics of unprecedented
    materials and structures that can potentially address grand engineering challenges,
    including infrastructure, water, environment, robotics, and healthcare. His research
    has been widely reported by prestigious media, such as Science News, Nature News,
    Discovery, Washington Post, NBC News, Wall Street Journal, Physics Today,
    Materials Today, and NASA Tech Briefs. He received a number of academic awards,
    including NSF CAREER (2020), SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer
    (2020), AFOSR YIP (2018), MRS Graduate Student Award (2014), ACS Arthur K.
    Doolittle Award, Duke Kewaunee Student Achievement Award (2013), Duke Lew Pre-doctoral Fellowship
    (2012), and ASME Best Paper Award (2011). He was elected as the Editor (2018) of ASME Technical
    Committee of Mechanics of Soft Materials and become Secretary in 2019, Vice-chair in 2020, and Chair in

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2JFhjr_cSpGe3ajwy1WUFQ

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2JFhjr_cSpGe3ajwy1WUFQ

    More Information: Adv Mfg Seminar Fall 2020_Qiming Wang.pdf

    Location: Online event

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2JFhjr_cSpGe3ajwy1WUFQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2JFhjr_cSpGe3ajwy1WUFQ

  • BD (Becton, Dickinson & Company)

    Fri, Sep 25, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Information Session TypeRequired
    Trojan Talk
    BD's Technology Leadership Development Program
    PhD Students and Postdocs
    Virtual Session, Launching Your Career in the Med Tech Industry

    Come learn about BDs Technology Leadership Development Program (were hiring!), one of the premier career-accelerating opportunities in the med tech industry, along with insider interview & resume tips that will give you a leg up for your transition to industry.

    Join via MS Teams

    RSVP HERE: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=fObDlC2eAEimt2Ndl4ghZfQxWnisk0dLlz8WSKgBI8RUNDhLNkpZNllUNUpDSlZTTzNUQVlaNkwxUS4u

    The TLDP vision is to develop future leaders of BDs R&D organization.
    The program consists of three successively more challenging assignments (~18 months each) that span multiple businesses and / or locations within BD.
    A personalized and dynamic career path is sculpted for each TLDP associate with the influence of senior R&D leaders and your personal skills and interests.

    Program Qualifications: Outstanding Ph.D. graduates with significant leadership experience and technical depth in engineering, life sciences, or natural sciences fields:
    o Mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, biology, and related fields
    Early-stage career (less than 3 years of industry or postdoc experience outside the pursuit of a degree)
    Willingness and ability to relocate to different geographic locations
    To qualify for this position, you must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction to duration.

    Postdocs and PhD students at all stages are welcome. Please note that we encourage you to apply for the program 6 months - 1 year prior to your intended start date for optimal timing.

    Learn more at www.bd.com/TLDP

    Apply at https://jobs.bd.com/job/sandy/technology-leadership-development-program/159/16967696 (Job ID R-370499)
    Application closes October 9th for the 2020 fall cycle

    BD (Becton, Dickinson & Company)
    Majors RecruitingRequired
    Degree Level RecruitedRequired
    Session StartRequired
    Sep 25, 2020, 10:00 AM
    Session EndRequired
    Sep 25, 2020, 11:00 AM
    Virtual (via Zoom)

    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • Medical Imaging Seminar

    Fri, Sep 25, 2020 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Yongwan Lim, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Southern California

    Talk Title: Improved Real-Time MRI of Speech Production

    Series: Medical Imaging Seminar Series

    Abstract: Human speech is a unique capability that involves complex and rapid movement of vocal tract articulators. Real-time (RT) MRI has provided powerful insight into speech production because of its ability to non-invasively and safely capture the essential dynamic features of the vocal tract during speech. My dissertation is motivated by unmet needs in the field of speech RT-MRI, specifically blurring artifacts and volumetric coverage. In this talk, I will describe two new deblurring methods and a new 3D RT-MRI technique.

    Biography: Yongwan Lim is a PhD candidate in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Southern California, co-advised by Prof. Krishna S. Nayak and Prof. Shrikanth Narayanan. His research interest includes real-time magnetic resonance imaging, computer vision, and deep learning for medical imaging. He received his B.S. in Electronic Engineering from Sogang University in 2012 and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2014.

    Host: Krishna Nayak, knayak@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96737534449?pwd=NXR5QjNUMWRwSGhwOU1SRUVla3VrQT09

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96737534449?pwd=NXR5QjNUMWRwSGhwOU1SRUVla3VrQT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

  • AME PhD Student Seminar

    Fri, Sep 25, 2020 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Andrew Dorsey, USC AME PhD Student

    Talk Title: Design Space Exploration of Future Open Rotors

    Abstract: The goal of this paper is to determine whether an open rotor aircraft configuration has the potential to provide fuel-burn benefits relative to a conventional turbofan aircraft, and if so in which regions of the payload range design space adopting an open rotor technology would be most advantageous. A design space exploration focused on the major trends and design drivers is carried out for open rotor aircraft with aft mounted and wing mounted engines, and their performance compared to a turbofan baseline. We consider transport aircraft with ranges between 1000 and 7000 nautical miles and 50 to 400 passengers, and introduce a modeling approach for open rotor engines into a conceptual design and optimization framework. For each range-passenger requirement, aircraft are optimized for minimum fuel burn on an economic range mission. It is found that open rotor configurations are best suited for short range missions with large passenger counts, and that aft mounted open rotors outperfor
    m wing mounted ones. The optimum open rotor engine design sacrifices engine and aerodynamic efficiency in order to limit integration penalties and propulsion system weight.

    Biography: Andrew Dorsey is a PhD student under Professor Uranga. His research focuses on conceptual aircraft design, aircraft optimization, and exploring future aircraft technologies. Andrew works full time in the Advanced Concepts group of Boeing Commercial Airplanes as a conceptual aircraft designer. He is currently on a rotation supporting 737 MAX Return to Service and 777x Entry into Service. Andrew has a B.S. from the University of Michigan, a M.S. from USC, and is a certified flight instructor.

    Host: AME Department

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92144809085

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92144809085

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Christine Franks

  • USC MEGA Student Speaker Series

    Fri, Sep 25, 2020 @ 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Student Activity

    Tutorials are an important part of any game, but how do you make a good one? Join us this Friday, September 25 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM PST to learn about what goes into designing a game tutorial. In Learning How to Teach How to Learn, Josh discusses the process of designing the tutorial level for the Intermediate Game Project Fade Away. From the basics of creating a simple tutorial to how they can impact the player throughout the game, this presentation has something for beginners and experienced game developers alike!

    Josh Fickes is a junior at USC pursuing a major in Interactive Media and Game Design with a minor in Animation for Games. Besides Fade Away, Josh has experience working on several games such as Sleep Safe and Sound. He is also currently the lead designer on Advanced Game Project (AGP) Leechbug. Have any questions for Josh? Stick around after the presentation for a quick Q&A session!

    Check out Fade Away on Itch.io: https://violetfairy.itch.io/fade-away

    Zoom link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93994434580?pwd=elBoaHJseWw1N0ZqYXBuYTVxc0ZxZz09
    Meeting ID: 939 9443 4580
    Passcode: 092520 **

    **The passcode will always be the date of the event!

    For any questions, please email megamesusc@gmail.com or reach out to us via our socials:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/USCMEGA
    Discord: https://discord.gg/4rDUD6H
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    Website: www.uscmega.org


    Location: Online - Zoom

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93994434580?pwd=elBoaHJseWw1N0ZqYXBuYTVxc0ZxZz09

    Audiences: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

    Contact: USC MEGA