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

    Wed, Oct 03, 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

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  • Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

    Wed, Oct 03, 2018

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Talk Title: Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

    Abstract: Abstract: Learn how to integrate principles of business, statistics, and engineering to achieve tangible results. Master the use of Six Sigma to quantify the critical quality issues in your company. Once the issues have been quantified, statistics can be applied to provide probabilities of success and failure. Six Sigma methods increase productivity and enhance quality

    Host: USC Viterbi Executive Education

    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/six-sigma-lean-certification/six-sigma-green-belt-process-improvement/

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

    Contact: Viterbi Professional Programs

    Event Link: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/six-sigma-lean-certification/six-sigma-green-belt-process-improvement/

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  • SERC Talks

    SERC Talks

    Wed, Oct 03, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Systems Architecting and Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Bill Curtis, Senior VP and Chief Scientist, CAST Software; Head of CAST Research Labs; Executive Director, Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ)

    Talk Title: How Can We Advance Structural Quality Analysis with Standards and Machine Learning?

    Series: Systems and Software Qualities Tradespace Analysis

    Abstract: The C-suite is fed up with software disasters putting the quarterly statement at risk as they digitize the business. They will demand more accountability and force improvements in software processes that may clash with agile culture. Business critical applications have become so complex and demand for functionality so immediate that human-based quality practices are no longer sufficient. Developer capabilities must be enhanced by system-level analysis of structural weaknesses and operational risks enabled by structural quality technology and measurement standards supported in DevOps toolchains. Empirical results will be reported from research on how some of the most severe Security and Reliability flaws are distributed in business applications. Recent results from machine learning research in structural quality will be discussed along with some caveats about what to expect. International standards for measuring the structural quality of software developed by the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) that supplement ISO 25023 will be reviewed. The talk concludes with organizational requirements for successfully adopting these advances.

    This talk is broadcast on WebEx. Visit the registration link at the event link to join the broadcast. Alternatively, join using

    Event number: 667 578 255
    Registration ID: 543308
    Event password: SERC

    Biography: Dr. Bill Curtis is the Executive Director of the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ), an industry consortium chartered with building international standards for automating the measurement of size and structural quality from source code. He is also Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist at CAST Software, where he heads CAST Research Labs. He led development of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) while at the Software Engineering Institute. He has worked at the University of Washington, GE Space Division, the ITT Programming Technology Center, Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC), the SEI, TeraQuest Metrics which he co-founded, Borland Software Company, and CAST. He has published 4 books, over 150 papers, and is an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to software process improvement and measurement.

    Host: Prof. Barry Boehm

    More Info: https://sercuarc.org/event/serc-talks-how-can-we-advance-structural-quality-analysis-with-standards-and-machine-learning/

    Webcast: https://sercuarc.org/event/serc-talks-how-can-we-advance-structural-quality-analysis-with-standards-and-machine-learning/

    Location: This talk is broadcast on WebEx.

    WebCast Link: https://sercuarc.org/event/serc-talks-how-can-we-advance-structural-quality-analysis-with-standards-and-machine-learning/

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Ms. Mimi Marcus

    Event Link: https://sercuarc.org/event/serc-talks-how-can-we-advance-structural-quality-analysis-with-standards-and-machine-learning/

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  • CS Colloquium: Ardalan Amiri Sani (UC Irvine) - Dealing with Vulnerabilities in Device Drivers

    Wed, Oct 03, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Ardalan Amiri Sani, UC Irvine

    Talk Title: Dealing with Vulnerabilities in Device Drivers

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Vulnerabilities in the device drivers of today's commodity operating systems (e.g., Android) remain a security concern due to the monolithic structure of the kernel. In this talk, we investigate three methods to mitigate this concern, with a focus on mobile devices. These approaches include a novel tool to find and fix these vulnerabilities, an efficient vetting layer to make exploits harder, and a device driver design possible for I/O devices with virtualization support.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium. Please note, due to limited capacity, seats will be first come first serve.

    Biography: Ardalan Amiri Sani is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at UC Irvine. His research is at the intersection of mobile computing, security, and operating systems. His work has appeared in various top-tier conferences such as MobiSys (including a best paper award), USENIX Security, CCS, and ASPLOS. Ardalan received his Ph.D. from Rice University in 2015.

    Host: Ramesh Govindan

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 100D

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • On the Role of Interaction in Future Mobility Systems, from Vehicle-Centric to System-Wide Control

    On the Role of Interaction in Future Mobility Systems, from Vehicle-Centric to System-Wide Control

    Wed, Oct 03, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Marco Pavone, Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University

    Talk Title: On the Role of Interaction in Future Mobility Systems, from Vehicle-Centric to System-Wide Control

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

    Abstract: In this talk I will discuss my work on self-driving vehicles, with an emphasis on accounting for interactions with external counterparts at both the vehicle- and system-levels. Specifically, I will first discuss a decision-making framework that enables a self-driving vehicle to proactively interact with humans to infer their intents, and to use such information for safe and efficient driving. I will then turn the discussion to the operational and economic aspects of autonomous mobility-on-demand (AMoD) systems, with an emphasis on the interaction between AMoD and other infrastructures, such as the electric power and public transit networks.

    Biography: Dr. Marco Pavone is an Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University, where he is the Director of the Autonomous Systems Laboratory and Co-Director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford. Before joining Stanford, he was a Research Technologist within the Robotics Section at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He received a Ph.D. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010. His main research interests are in the development of methodologies for the analysis, design, and control of autonomous systems, with an emphasis on self-driving cars, autonomous aerospace vehicles, and future mobility systems. He is a recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, an ONR YIP Award, an NSF CAREER Award, a NASA Early Career Faculty Award, a Hellman Faculty Scholar Award, and was named NASA NIAC Fellow in 2011. He was identified by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) as one of America's 20 most highly promising investigators under the age of 40. His work has been recognized with best paper nominations or awards at the Field and Service Robotics Conference, at the Robotics: Science and Systems Conference, and at NASA symposia. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Control Systems Magazine.

    Host: Professor Paul Bogdan

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • Oath (formerly Yahoo) Information Session

    Wed, Oct 03, 2018 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Join company representatives to network and learn about available internship and job opportunities.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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