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  • Repeating EventBiotechnology Lecture Series

    Thu, Sep 29, 2016 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Various, Amgen

    Talk Title: R&D Insights from Lab Bench to Patient Bedside

    Abstract: USC researchers have the opportunity to gain research and development insights with a new biotechnology lecture series sponsored by Amgen and the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC.

    The weekly lecture series, "R&D Insights from Lab Bench to Patient Bedside" takes place Thursdays at 10:30AM-12:00PM at USC's Health Sciences Campus from September 1, 2016 through November 10, 2016.

    The talks will feature Amgen scientists speaking about:

    Identifying a possible therapeutic target and its role in disease
    Increasing therapeutic efficacy and safety
    Process development, devices and manufacturing
    Case studies from bench to clinic

    Lectures will take place at the BCC First Floor Seminar Room or ZNI Herklotz Seminar Room.

    RSVP at http://www.usc.edu/esvp (use code: amgenlecture). Space is limited. Preference will be given to SCRM master's students, PhDs, and postdocs, and attending all lectures is mandatory.

    Please contact qliumich@usc.edu or karenw03@amgen.com for further details.

    Host: USC Stem Cell/Amgen

    More Info: https://calendar.usc.edu/event/biotechnology_lecture_series_rd_insights_from_lab_bench_to_patient_bedside?utm_campaign=widget&utm_medium=widget&utm_source=USC+Event+Calendar#.V8dKNLX8vW4

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Cristy Lytal/USC Stem Cell

    Event Link: https://calendar.usc.edu/event/biotechnology_lecture_series_rd_insights_from_lab_bench_to_patient_bedside?utm_campaign=widget&utm_medium=widget&utm_source=USC+Event+Calendar#.V8dKNLX8vW4

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  • Get Connected for Maximum Job Search Success

    Thu, Sep 29, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Join us to get tips on how to make successful connections.

    Attend this workshop and learn how to build relationships & connections to assist you in your academic career & in your job search. Develop the 30 Second Commercial you need to interact with employers. Discover how much networking you already do!

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Lyman L. Handy Colloquia

    Thu, Sep 29, 2016 @ 12:45 PM - 01:50 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Vinayak Dravid, Northwestern University

    Talk Title: Statics and Dynamics of Energy Materials: From Waste Heat Conversion to Electrochemical Storage

    Series: Lyman Handy Colloquia

    Host: Professor Jayakanth Ravichandran

    Location: James H. Zumberge Hall Of Science (ZHS) - 159

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Martin Olekszyk

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  • CS Colloquium and RASC seminar: Ankur Mehta (UCLA) - Pervasive Personal Robots

    Thu, Sep 29, 2016 @ 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Ankur Mehta, UCLA

    Talk Title: Pervasive Personal Robots

    Series: RASC Seminar Series

    Abstract: This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Computer Science Research Colloquium.

    Creating and using new robotic systems has typically been limited to experts, requiring engineering background, expensive tools, and considerable time. Instead, I am working to create systems to automatically design, fabricate, and control functional robots from a simple description of the problem at hand. By enabling the on-demand creation of integrated electromechanical systems by casual everyday users, we can get to a point where we can say for any real-world task, "there's a robot for that."

    I have moved towards this vision with a system that can create programmed printable robots from high-level task descriptions. A software-defined-hardware abstraction allows the algorithmic compilation of fabricable subsystem designs from a structural specification; this is in turn generated from a user assisted grounding of a Structured English behavioral specification. The compiled designs are then manufactured using novel printable manufacturing processes, and programmed with autogenerated code. Advanced wireless protocols and communication hardware enable swarms of such robots to interact with each other and users. In this way, fully functional printable robots can be quickly and cheaply designed, fabricated, and controlled to solve custom tasks by casual users.

    Biography: Prof. Ankur Mehta is an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering department of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA. Pushing towards his visions of a future filled with robots, his research interests involve printable robotics, rapid design and fabrication, control systems, and wireless sensor networks.

    Prof. Mehta was most recently a postdoctoral scholar at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratories investigating design automation for printable robots. Prior to that, he conducted research as a UC Berkeley graduate student in wireless sensor networks and systems, small autonomous aerial robots and rockets, control systems, and micro-elctro-mechanical systems (MEMS).

    Prof. Mehta has received best paper awards in the 2015 IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine and the 2014 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, and was named a UCLA Samueli Fellow in 2015.

    Host: CS Department

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • EE 598 Computer Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Sep 29, 2016 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Tarek A. El-Ghazawi, Professor, George Washington University

    Talk Title: Hierarchical Locality and Parallel Programming in the Extreme Scale Era

    Abstract: Modern high-performance computers are characterized with massive hardware parallelism and deep hierarchies. Hierarchical levels may include cores, dies, chips, and nodes to name a few. Locality exploitation at all levels of the hierarchy is a must as the cost of data transfers can be high. Programmer's knowledge and the expressivity of locality-aware programming models such as the Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) can be very useful. However, locality awareness can come at a high cost. In addition, asking programmers to worry about expressing locality relations at multiple architecture hierarchy levels is detrimental to productivity and systems and hardware must provide adequate support for exploiting hierarchical locality.
    In this talk I will discuss a framework for understanding and exploiting hierarchical locality in preparation for the next era of extreme computing. The role of system and hardware support will be highlighted will be stressed and examples will be shared.

    Biography: Tarek El-Ghazawi is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The George Washington University, where he leads the university-wide Strategic Academic Program in High-Performance Computing. His research interests include high-performance computing, computer architecture, reconfigurable computing and parallel programming.
    He is the founding director of The GW Institute for Massively Parallel Applications and Computing Technologies (IMPACT) and was a founding Co-Director of the NSF Industry/University Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing (CHREC). He is one of the principal co-authors of the UPC parallel programming language and the primary author of the UPC book from John Wiley and Sons. He has received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from New Mexico State University in 1988. El-Ghazawi has published well over 250 refereed research publications in this area. Dr. El-Ghazawi has served and is serving in many editorial roles including an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Computing and IEEE Transactions on Computers. He chaired and co-chaired many international conferences and symposia. He has served on many advisory boards and in consulting roles including service as a consultant at NASA GSFC and NASA Ames. Dr. El-Ghazawi's research has been frequently supported by Federal agencies and industry including DARPA/DoD, NSF, DoE/LBNL, AFRL, NASA, IBM, HP, Intel, AMD, SGI, and Microsoft. El-Ghazawi is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Research Faculty Fellow of the IBM Center for Advanced Studies, Toronto; a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award; and a recipient of the Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technical Innovation and the GW SEAS Distinguished Researcher Award. He also served as a U.S. Senior Fulbright Scholar.

    Host: Xuehai Qian

    Location: OHE 100D

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Estela Lopez

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  • USC Investment Office Trojan Talk

    Thu, Sep 29, 2016 @ 05:15 PM - 06:15 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    The Investment Office supports current and future generations of Trojans by managing investments on behalf of the University of Southern California. The Investment Office offers internships to students on a part- time basis during the fall and spring semesters and full-time during summer. The internship commitment is approximately ten hours per week in the school year. Internships can lead to a full-time offer.

    Join representatives as they share general company information and available opportunities.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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