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  • CIA Phone Office Hours | All Majors | Must be U.S. Citizen

    Wed, Oct 07, 2020 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Talk one-on-one with a CIA Representative to explore career and paid internship opportunities and life at the CIA! Select your time slot below:


    These are informal sessions - not job interviews - but please be prepared with questions about positions found on cia.gov/careers. We recommend going to the website, taking the short survey through the website's Job Fit Tool and having your results for our conversation. We can discuss resume style, cover letters, preparing for any interview, or anything else regarding working at the CIA. Undergraduates and Graduates of all academic disciplines are encouraged to attend. All CIA positions require US citizenship and relocation to the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Join NVIDIA for a Virtual Women in Engineering New College Graduate Panel and Q&A

    Wed, Oct 07, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    University Calendar

    Hear from USC alumni about the teams they joined, what they are working on and their past internship experiences followed by Q&A.


    Akshata Bhat, Software Engineer for Tegra (MSEE 2019)

    Aeshaani Pahuja, ASIC Engineer (MSEE 2019)

    They will also be raffling a Jetson Nano and Shield TV Pro at the event!

    RSVP here: www.eventbrite.com/e/nvidia-ncg-panel-with-usc-women-in-engineering-fireside-chat-tickets-122474292907

    Learn more about Nvidia-�s career opportunities by visiting www.nvidia.com.university.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • CAIS Seminar: Anna Nagurney (University of Massachusetts Amherst) - Game Theory Network Models for Disaster Relief

    Wed, Oct 07, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Anna Nagurney, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Talk Title: Game Theory Network Models for Disaster Relief

    Series: USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS) Seminar Series

    Abstract: The number of disasters is growing as well as the number of people affected by them with great associated challenges for effective disaster management. In this presentation, Dr. Nagurney will describe her team's research on the development of game theory network models for disaster relief that integrate financial flows from donors as well as the logistics associated with relief item deliveries. Both Generalized Nash Equilibrium as well as Nash Equilibrium constructs will be given and the associated methodologies for the formulation, analysis, and computation to the models outlined. Case studies on Hurricane Katrina as well as the tornados that hit western Massachusetts in 2011 will be presented, which provide surprising insights of relevance to policymakers.

    If time permits, Dr. Nagurney will highlight her team's additional recent work on stochastic game theory for disaster relief of relevance to the Covid-19 pandemic as well as game theory models for blood supply chains.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:


    After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.

    Biography: Anna Nagurney is the John F. Smith Memorial Professor at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Director of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks, which she founded in 2001. She holds ScB, AB, ScM and PhD degrees from Brown University in Providence, RI. She is the author of 14 books, more than 200 refereed journal articles, and over 50 book chapters. She presently serves on the editorial boards of a dozen journals and two book series and is the editor of another book series. Professor Nagurney has been a Fulbrighter twice (in Austria and Italy), was a Visiting Professor at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and was a Distinguished Guest Visiting Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. She was a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College at Oxford University during the 2016 Trinity Term and a Summer Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard in 2017 and 2018. Anna has held visiting appointments at MIT and at Brown University and was a Science Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in 2005-2006. She has been recognized for her research on networks with the Kempe Prize from the University of Umea, the Faculty Award for Women from the US National Science Foundation, the University Medal from the University of Catania in Italy, and was elected a Fellow of the RSAI (Regional Science Association International), an INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Fellow, and a Network Science Society Fellow. In 2019, she became the first female recipient of the Constantin Caratheodory Prize from the International Society of Global Optimization. In 2020, she was awarded the Harold Larnder Prize from CORS (only the second female in the award's 35 year history). Anna has also been recognized with several awards for her mentorship of students and her female leadership with the WORMS Award, for example, and the Moving Spirit Award. Anna was one of 44 Women in STEM featured in the STEM Gems book as a role model for young women. Her research has garnered support from the AT&T Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation through its Bellagio Center programs, the Institute for International Education, and the National Science Foundation. She has given plenary/keynote talks and tutorials on 5 continents. She is an active member of several professional societies, including INFORMS, POMS, and RSAI and was the Omega Rho Distinguished Lecturer in 2018 and is a 2020 IFORS Distinguished Lecturer.

    Anna's research focuses on network systems from transportation and logistical ones, including supply chains, to financial, economic, social networks and their integration, along with the Internet. She studies and models complex behaviors on networks with a goal towards providing frameworks and tools for understanding their structure, performance, and resilience and has contributed also to the understanding of the Braess paradox in transportation networks and the Internet. She has also been researching sustainability and quality issues with applications ranging from pharmaceutical and blood supply chains to perishable food products and fast fashion to humanitarian logistics and disaster management. She has advanced methodological tools used in game theory, network theory, equilibrium analysis, and dynamical systems. She was a Co-PI on a multi-university NSF grant with UMass Amherst as the lead: Network Innovation Through Choice, which was part of the Future Internet Architecture (FIA) program and was recently a Co-PI on an NSF EAGER grant.

    Host: USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS)

    Location: Online Zoom Webinar

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • How to Explain STEM Concepts in Non-STEM Terms

    How to Explain STEM Concepts in Non-STEM Terms

    Wed, Oct 07, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs, Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations, Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Student Activity

    Join the Viterbi Impact Program participants as they explore different ways to explain STEM concepts to different audiences. The guest speaker will be Professor Weiss, the Associate Professor of Technical Communication Practice at USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 910 0230 2851
    Passcode: 176860

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91002302851?pwd=RGgzREkrQmNjS0pRSHpYRU0xcWloUT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things and Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar

    Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things and Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar

    Wed, Oct 07, 2020 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Mark McKelvin, Jr., The Aerospace Corporation

    Talk Title: Digital Engineering: A Transformation of Systems Engineering Practice

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

    Abstract: Systems engineering is a transdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of complex systems that must satisfy the needs of their customers, users, and other stakeholders. As systems grow in scale and complexity, the implementation of new development methods in systems engineering is required. Advancements in digital technologies are unleashing innovations that provide an opportunity to transform the systems engineering practice. Digital engineering leverages the use of digital technologies to enable systems engineering across disciplines to support integrated system development. A systems engineering environment that is built on an integration of digital technologies enables critical and consistent decision-making throughout the system lifecycle, improves efficiency of engineering practices, and improves data sharing and collaboration to develop solutions that meet stakeholder needs. The ability to integrate across people, processes, and technology to provide system solutions at the speed of need separates digital engineering from traditional systems engineering approaches. This talk will present challenges in systems engineering practice and discuss key enablers for implementing digital engineering. Example applications of digital engineering in space systems development will be provided.

    Biography: Mark McKelvin, Jr. is a Senior Project Leader in Digital Engineering at The Aerospace Corporation and a Lecturer in the System Architecting and Engineering graduate program at the University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering. At The Aerospace Corporation, he serves as the technical authority and team lead for the digital engineering implementation of Enterprise System Engineering for the United States Space Force portfolio architect. Prior to joining the Aerospace Corporation, he led the development of model-based engineering technology and techniques for space system development at the National Aeronautics Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a software systems engineer and fault protection engineer. He is a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and he serves as President of the International Council on Systems Engineering, Los Angeles Chapter. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Clark Atlanta University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo, nuzzo@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YSl0DRVOQJetWGNAACPOYQ

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YSl0DRVOQJetWGNAACPOYQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Oct 07, 2020 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Fotis Sotiropolous, Stony Brook University

    Talk Title: Tackling Complex Flow Problems via Numerical Simulation: From Jumping Fish and Heart Valves to River Flooding and Wind Energy

    Abstract: Simulation-based engineering science has emerged as a powerful approach for tackling the major societal problems of our time related to human health, environmental sustainability, and renewable energy. Fluid mechanics problems frequently at the center of many of these challenges are often so complex that simulation-based research is the only viable approach for tackling them. Examples range from disease promoting blood flow patterns in the human heart and bioinspired swimming robots to extreme flooding in waterways and harnessing renewable energy from wind, currents, and waves. Accurate numerical simulation of such flows poses a formidable challenge to even the most advanced computational methods available today. In this talk I will discuss the advances we have made in my group to develop a powerful computational framework, the Virtual Flow Simulator (VFS), which can: handle arbitrarily complex geometries encountered in real-life applications; simulate fluid-structure interaction for rigid and flexible bodies; account for two-phase flows and free surface effects; and carry out coherent-structure-resolving simulations of turbulent flows in arbitrarily complex domains with dynamically evolving boundaries. The ability of the method to yield striking new insights into the physics of a broad range of real-life problems will be demonstrated by discussing applications in aquatic biology, cardiovascular engineering, turbulence and transport processes in natural waterways, and wind and marine and hydrokinetic energy. Future grand challenges and opportunities for simulation-based fluid mechanics research will also be discussed.

    Biography: Fotis Sotiropoulos serves as Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and SUNY Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at Stony Brook University. Before joining Stony Brook University, he was the James L. Record Professor of Civil Engineering; Director of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory; and Director of the EOLOS wind energy research consortium at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2006-2015). Prior to that, he was on the faculty of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, with a joint appointment in the G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering (1995-2005). His research focuses on simulation-based engineering science for tackling complex, societally relevant fluid mechanics problems in energy, environment and human health applications. He has authored over 190 peer reviewed journal papers and book chapters and his research results have been featured on the cover of several prestigious journals. He has been awarded the 2019 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Hydrology Days Borland Lecture in Hydraulics, the 2017 Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a 2014 distinguished lecturer of the Mortimer and Raymond Sackler Institute of Advanced Studies at Tel Aviv University, and a Career Award from the National Science Foundation. Sotiropoulos is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and has twice won the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Gallery of Fluid Motion (2009, 2011).

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93818975375

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93818975375

    Location: Online event

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93818975375

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93818975375

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  • Interviews Open Forum

    Wed, Oct 07, 2020 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Increase your preparedness for interviews by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff.

    To access this workshop, log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    For more information about Labs & Open Forums, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Graduate School vs. Industry: Navigating The Graduate School Landscape

    Wed, Oct 07, 2020 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education, Viterbi School of Engineering Doctoral Programs, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission, Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs, Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Interested in Master's or PhD programs in engineering or computer science?

    You are cordially invited to meet representatives from the Viterbi School of Engineering on an online webinar.

    Students who have earned or are in the process of earning a Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or a hard science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to attend to learn more about applying to our graduate programs.

    The session will include information on the following topics:

    - Master's & PhD programs in engineering and computer science
    - How to Apply
    - Scholarships and funding
    - Student life at USC and in Los Angeles

    There will also be sufficient time for questions.

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef6e05a0b1d971206911132b4eb9192d2

    Audiences: Graduate

    Contact: Kevin Henry

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  • GIBLIB - the "Netflix of Medical Education"

    Wed, Oct 07, 2020 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    *This is an external event hosted by GIBLIB*

    You are invited to a company presentation and roundtable discussion with GIBLIB CEO, Brian Conyer, CTO - Henry Duong, and Data Analytics Manager - Suraj Patel.

    With a new round of funding, we are adding full time positions to our technical and data teams. We are actively looking for senior software engineers, data engineers, technical project managers, and junior data analysts.

    Join a leading education technology company that is changing the way physicians stay up-to-date on the most critical topics in medicine! GIBLIB is a venture-backed startup that provides an online learning platform for the medical community. We partner with the top academic medical institutions in the world to produce studio-quality educational content and stream on-demand to medical professionals globally.

    Company culture is extremely important at GIBLIB. We look for candidates with the following personality traits:

    - Entrepreneurial: Resilient, grit, creative, resourceful, flexible, hardworking, and innovative
    - Proactive communication
    - Team-oriented
    - Goal-obsessed
    - Self-motivated

    If you are a current graduate student, recent graduate, or completing your final year of undergrad, we would love you to join our information session.

    Please register here - https://forms.gle/CagwdsU6wjRs1AK96

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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