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

    Wed, Sep 26, 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

  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Sep 26, 2018 @ 12:00 AM - 02:00 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: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 526

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

  • Resume Lab - Bring your Laptop!

    Wed, Sep 26, 2018 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Labs are an activity where you can work on your resume in the presence of a career advisor to get tips on the spot.

    Bring your Laptop!

    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

  • Intelligent Intersections Reduce Crashes and Will Support the Safe Introduction of Autonomous Vehicles

    Wed, Sep 26, 2018 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Pravin Varaiya , University of California Berkeley

    Talk Title: Intelligent Intersections Reduce Crashes and Will Support the Safe Introduction of Autonomous Vehicles

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

    Abstract: Intersections are dangerous. Approximately 40% of all crashes, 50% of serious collisions, and 20% of fatalities occur in intersections. Intersections are challenging due to complex interactions among pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles; absence of lane markings; difficulty in determining who has the right of way; blind spots; and illegal movements (e.g., vehicles running red lights). Many cities in California have developed Vision Zero plans, seeking to eliminate traffic injuries and deaths through physical modifications to the road infrastructure, such as adding bike lanes and refuge islands for pedestrians. However, these modifications can be expensive (e.g., a protected intersection can cost between $250,000 to more than a $1 million dollars) and have mixed safety results.
    Autonomous vehicle (AV) manufacturers claim they will prevent 94% of all crashes involving human error. However, the safety performance of AVs today is far below that of human-driven cars. The number of accidents and disengagements per AV mile traveled is 13 to 100 times worse than that of human drivers. The AV fatality rate is equally as bad. AVs find intersections especially challenging; 58 of 66 (88%) AV crashes reported to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) during 10/2014-4/2018 occurred in intersections.

    Crashes in intersections occur because vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists are missing critical information. Intelligent intersections can provide this information at a relatively low cost of $25,000 and $100,000 per intersection. Intelligent intersections report the traffic signal from all approaches; predict when the signal phase will change; relay information on blind spots; and predict red light violations before they occur. This information is broadcast via radio received by everyone in the intersection with a smartphone or Bluetooth device.

    Biography: Pravin Varaiya is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. His current research is devoted to transportation networks and electric energy systems. Varaiya has received the Field Medal of the IEEE Control Systems Society, and the Outstanding Researcher Award of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of IFAC, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

    Host: Professor Rahul Jain

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

  • Raytheon Information Session

    Wed, Sep 26, 2018 @ 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Raytheon is a global technology leader that provides innovative solutions to customers in 80 nations with the most advanced technology in the world and in the strategic business areas of Homeland Security, Missile Defense, Precision Engagement and Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance. With opportunities available in all engineering fields, including software, electronics design and manufacturing, mechanical engineering, and aerospace, use this event to network and explore career opportunities with Raytheon.

    Light refreshments will be provided.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • ASBME Abbot Info Session and Product Demo

    Wed, Sep 26, 2018 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity

    At Abbott, people work in a dynamic, challenging environment taking on some of the biggest issues in health. As a student seeking opportunities to advance your career, you'll be right there creating life-changing solutions to help people live healthier lives. Join us for an info session about Abbott's Internship Program, the #1 Healthcare internship in the country (Vault, 2018). We will kick-off the event with an overview of Abbott's goals, philosophy, and professional opportunities, then lead into a hands-on product demo with representatives from Abbott's Cardiac Rhythm Management and Vascular division. Learn about Abbott, ask questions, and enjoy dinner -- food will be provided.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - 227

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering