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Events for September 28, 2023

  • Viterbi Career & Internship Expo

    Thu, Sep 28, 2023 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Receptions & Special Events


    Viterbi Career Connections is excited to announce the Fall 2023 Career & Internship Expo will be hosted September 25th-28th, 2023.
    70% of employers recruit in the fall semester for their summer roles. Meet recruiters actively looking for full-time roles, internships, and co-ops.

    Join additional activities such as Employer Info Sessions and Company Demos to learn more about an organization and have your questions answered. You can share your resume at any Expo activity.
    The Viterbi Career & Internship Expo is free and open to all students in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

    For more information and to register visit: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) -

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

    Event Link: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Alan Romano

    Thu, Sep 28, 2023 @ 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

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    PhD Thesis Proposal - Alan Romano

    Committee Members: Weihang Wang (chair), William Halfond, Nenad Medvidovic, Pierluigi Nuzzo, Chao Wang

    Title: WAF: A Multi Purpose Static Program Analysis Framework for WebAssembly

    Abstract: WebAssembly is a recent standard for the web that aims to enable high performance web applications that can run at near native speeds. The standard has gained attention in both academia and industry for its ability to speed up existing user facing web applications. However, we have encountered several limitations in the static program analysis tools of the current WebAssembly ecosystem. We find that current program optimizations applied on WebAssembly modules may lead to diminished performance. We also identify a lack of tools that help developers understand WebAssembly modules through robust binary decompilation. Finally, we find a gap in the ability to analyze cross language WebAssembly applications across the two languages they are typically implemented in, i.e., WebAssembly and JavaScript.

    In this thesis, we present a novel WebAssembly Analysis Framework, or WAF. WAF is a static program analysis framework for WebAssembly modules that consists of multiple intermediate representations. Inspired by frameworks made for Java, the core of our framework lies in our three intermediate representations that each model the WebAssembly module at a different semantic level. This structure enables WAF to serve in multiple use cases, including program optimizations, binary decompilation, cross language program analysis, and malware detection. We aim to show that our framework can improve static program analysis in the areas that the WebAssembly ecosystem is lacking

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Melissa Ochoa

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98399405992?pwd=ME1ENk9QL2V1bmdXZld2K0psV2p6Zz09

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  • Quantum Science & Technology Seminar - Alec Eickbusch, Thursday, 9/28 at 2pm in EEB 248

    Thu, Sep 28, 2023 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Alec Eickbusch, Yale University

    Talk Title: Advances in control and error correction of GKP codes in superconducting circuits

    Series: Quantum Science & Technology Seminar Series

    Abstract: The past four years have seen rapid experimental progress in realizing the quantum error correction code proposed in 2001 by Gottesman, Kitaev, and Preskill (GKP) in which logical states are encoded as oscillator grid states [1]. Recent milestones include code preparation and real-time error correction in trapped-ion motional modes and in superconducting cavities [2-6]. In this overview talk, I will review experiments from our lab at Yale that have led to these advances, focusing on the engineering of an experimental architecture for the code's realization in superconducting circuits [2]. I also will demonstrate how the same tools can be used for universal control of an oscillator with weak dispersive coupling to a qubit [5]. Finally, I will share our recent results on optimizing the error correction protocol using model-free reinforcement learning, leading to the demonstration of a fully error-corrected quantum memory with coherence beyond break even [6].

    [1] Gottesman, Kitaev, Preskill, PRA 2001; [2] Campagne-Ibarcq, Eickbusch, Touzard et al. Nature 2020 ; [3] Flühmann et al. Nature 2019 ; [4] de Neeve et al. Nature Physics 2022; [5] Eickbusch et al. Nature Physics 2022; [6] Sivak et al. Nature 2023

    Biography: Alec Eickbusch is a PhD candidate in applied physics at Yale University in the group of Michel Devoret. Alec did his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin where he earned degrees in physics and electrical engineering. At Yale, Alec's research has focused on bosonic quantum error correction in superconducting circuits and quantum control of high-quality oscillators. Alec is also a consultant for Nord Quantique, and he will join Google Quantum AI as a research scientist in Fall 2023.

    Host: Quntao Zhang, Wade Hsu, Mengjie Yu, Jonathan Habif & Eli Levenson-Falk

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92644326549

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 248

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92644326549

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski

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  • Trojan Talk with Accenture - Tech Talk

    Thu, Sep 28, 2023 @ 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join us to learn more about why Accenture Technology is the global leader in the most vital technologies today and how we serve clients in more than 120 countries!

    RSVP in connectSC events by clicking the (Attend) button

    * There is no GPA requirement to attend these events

    * Sharing your resume with the employer DOES NOT replace applying to the job postings.

    Location: Trojan Presentation Room (STU) B3

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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