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  • Advanced Manufacturing Seminar Series

    Fri, Oct 09, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Qiang Huang, USC

    Talk Title: Engineering-Informed Machine Learning for Shape Distortion Control in Additive Manufacturing

    Abstract: Geometric shape accuracy is an important quality measure for products built by additive
    manufacturing (AM) processes. With increased availability of AM product data and advances in computing,
    Machine Learning for AM (ML4AM) has become a viable strategy for enhancing printing performance. We
    propose a Shape Deviation Generator (SDG) under an engineering-informed convolution formulation to
    facilitate the learning and prediction of 3D printing accuracy. Shape deviation representation, individual layer
    input function and transfer function for the convolution formulation are proposed and derived. A deconvolution
    problem for identifying the convolution kernel is formulated to captures the inter-layer interaction effects in the
    layer-by-layer fabrication processes. The printed 2D and 3D shapes via a stereolithography (SLA) process are
    used to demonstrate the proposed modeling framework and derive new process insights for AM processes.

    Biography: Dr. Qiang Huang is currently a Professor at the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles. He was the holder of Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair in Engineering at USC from 2012 to 2016. He received National
    Science Foundation CAREER award in 2011 and IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best Paper Award from IEEE Robotics and Automation Society in 2014. He is Department Editor for IISE Transactions, Associate Editor for ASME
    Transactions, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, and a member of the Editorial Board for Journal of Quality Technology. He also served an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering and for IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: Please register for this webinar at: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wxCrLd9yTaCOQH81EMMvSA

    Webcast: Please register for this webinar at: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wxCrLd9yTaCOQH81EMMvSA

    More Information: Adv Mfg Seminar Fall 2020_Qiang Huang.pdf

    Location: Online event

    WebCast Link: Please register for this webinar at: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wxCrLd9yTaCOQH81EMMvSA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Tessa Yao

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  • Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Session with Ellis Meng

    Fri, Oct 09, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

    Workshops & Infosessions


    First activity on the second day as part of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering Trojan Family Weekend 2020.

    Families can register at www.familyweekend.usc.edu

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Viterbi Live

    Fri, Oct 09, 2020 @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Alumni

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Bistra Dilkina, Eric Rice, Phebe Vayanos, USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society

    Talk Title: AI for Social Good

    Abstract: Viterbi Live is proud to spotlight The USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS), a joint effort between the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Co-Directors Bistra Dilkina and Eric Rice will discuss the motivation and approach of the center and highlight a few of the core areas of research.

    Phebe Vayanos, USC CAIS Associate Director, and Eric Rice will discuss their joint work on artificial intelligence and operations research to design efficient and fair policies for allocating housing resources to those experiencing homelessness in collaboration with policymakers in LA. Prof. Dilkina will share her work on using AI to help improve resilience to disasters and climate change.

    Host: Viterbi Advancement

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Dk0Fnil_T8yWZjtrLiS5dg

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Kristy Ly

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  • Viterbi Live

    Fri, Oct 09, 2020 @ 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM

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

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Second activity on the second day as part of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering Trojan Family Weekend 2020.

    Families can register at www.familyweekend.usc.edu

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Dr. Andrea Armani - “Emergency Engineering”

    Fri, Oct 09, 2020 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

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

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Third activity on the second day as part of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering Trojan Family Weekend 2020.

    Families can register at www.familyweekend.usc.edu

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • AME PhD Student Seminar

    Fri, Oct 09, 2020 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Sina Heydari, USC AME PhD Student

    Talk Title: Hierarchical control in sea star inspired locomotion

    Abstract: There is a growing effort to understand decentralized control mechanisms, particularly in application to robotic systems with distributed sensors and actuators. Sea stars, being equipped with hundreds of tube feet, are an ideal model system for studying decentralized sensing and actuation. The activity of the tube feet is orchestrated by a nerve net that is distributed throughout the body; there is no central brain. We developed mathematical models of the biomechanics of the tube feet and the sea star body. We then formulated hierarchical control laws that capture salient features of the sea star nervous system. Namely, at the component level, the individual tube feet follow a state-dependent feedback controller. At the system level, a directionality command is communicated to all tube feet. We studied the locomotion gaits afforded by this control model. We find that these minimally-coupled tube feet coordinate to generate robust forward locomotion on different terrains. Our model also predicts different gait transitions consistent with our experiments performed on Protoreaster nodosus. These findings offer a new paradigm for walking using soft actuators, with potential applications to autonomous robotic systems.

    Biography: Sina Heydari is a Ph.D. candidate working in Dr. Kanso's Bio-inspired motion lab. His research focuses on decentralized sensory-motor control in sea stars and hydrodynamic interaction of passive swimmers in potential flow. Sina received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from USC.

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92144809085

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Christine Franks

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  • Table for Six Mixer for Undergraduate Families

    Fri, Oct 09, 2020 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Last activity on the second day as part of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering Trojan Family Weekend 2020.

    Families can register at www.familyweekend.usc.edu

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Dean’s Reception

    Fri, Oct 09, 2020 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

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

    Receptions & Special Events


    Ending reception hosted on the second day of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering Trojan Family Weekend 2020.

    Families can register at www.familyweekend.usc.edu

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Undergraduate Student Families

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • USC MEGA Student Speaker Series

    Fri, Oct 09, 2020 @ 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    Looking to enhance your visuals in Unity using different shaders? Come join us this Friday, October 9 at 5:00 PM PST for a talk and Q&A by Steph Ng about the basics of using Unity's Shader Graph to create dynamic materials for your objects! While anyone is welcome to join, this talk is primarily for those who already have some Unity programming experience and would like to take their skills even further.

    Steph Ng is a senior studying Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation in the USC Iovine and Young Academy. They are also pursuing a minor in Game Design. Steph has experience as a Game Developer Intern at Sony, a VR Product Design Intern at Facebook, and a VR Developer at USC's World Building Media Lab! In addition to this, Steph is currently the AGP Director for Leechbug. Feel free to reach out to them directly if you'd like to help out or playtest for Leechbug!

    Check out Steph's work here: https://steph.ng/

    Zoom link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96356314342?pwd=dTdsU0JNZTQ3RzVlSVl1dWtPNDZRQT09
    Meeting ID: 963 5631 4342
    Passcode: 100920 **

    **The passcode will always be the date of the event!

    For any questions, please email megamesusc@gmail.com or reach out to us via our socials:
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    MEGA

    Location: Online - Zoom

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96356314342?pwd=dTdsU0JNZTQ3RzVlSVl1dWtPNDZRQT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: USC MEGA

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