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  • ASBME Abbott Company Cheat Sheet and Internship Q&A

    Mon, Oct 10, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 01:50 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity

    Want to know more about the details of Abbott's internship program? Still unclear on what the process is like, what you should know, and other insider information? Abbott's Campus Ambassador will be talking about his internship experience with the company, giving an overview of the company, what products it manufactures, and its values, as well as tips for putting your best foot forward. A portion of this event will be Q&A, so gear up and ask all the detailed questions you want. This event is a perfect way to prepare for networking with the Abbott recruiters at VINE later that evening. We hope to see you there, and good luck this recruiting seaon! There will be 2 sessions to accommodate for people with class during this time. The first session is 12-1 and the second is 1-2.

    Location: Waite Phillips Hall Of Education (WPH) - B27

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering

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  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

    Mon, Oct 10, 2016 @ 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Fikret Kirkbir, PhD, USC Alfred Mann Institute

    Talk Title: Protecting Intellectual Property

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 122

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mischalgrace Diasanta

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  • EE 598 Cyber-Physical Systems Seminar Series

    Mon, Oct 10, 2016 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Ajay Jayant Joshi, Associate Professor, Boston University

    Talk Title: Designing Energy-efficient and Secure Accelerators for Machine Learning Applications

    Abstract: Today's mobile applications like activity tracking, photo/document sorting, fingerprint matching, search suggestions, etc. are increasingly data driven and commonly use Machine Learning (ML) algorithms. Executing these ML algorithms locally on the mobile system is sometimes preferable/necessary, but this local execution can be very energy intensive. At the same time, keeping these ML algorithm secure is becoming increasingly critical for application vendors as the use of the right ML algorithm can provide significant competitive (and in turn financial) advantage in the market. Hence, there is a need to execute these ML algorithms in an energy-efficient and secure manner. This talk focuses on the design of energy-efficient and secure hardware accelerators for ML-based applications. In the first half of my talk I'll present an adaptive classifier design that leverages the wide variability in data complexity to enable energy-efficient data classification operations. This adaptive classifier takes advantage of varying classification 'hardness' across data to dynamically allocate an appropriate classifier and improve energy efficiency. In the second half of my talk, I'll present a backside imaging approach that can be used to detect any insertion of Hardware Trojans during the fabrication phase. In particular, we engineer the fill cells in a standard cell library to be highly reflective at near-IR wavelengths so that they can be readily observed in an optical image taken through the backside of the chip. The pattern produced by their locations produces an easily measured watermark of the circuit layout. Any replacement, modification or re-arrangement of the fill cells to add a Hardware Trojan can therefore be detected through rapid post-fabrication backside imaging.

    Biography: Ajay Joshi received his Ph.D. degree from the ECE Department at Georgia Tech in 2006. He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the EECS Department at MIT. In 2009, he joined the ECE department at Boston University, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His research interests span across various aspects of VLSI design including circuits and architectures for communication and computation. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2012 and Boston University ECE Department's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2014.

    Host: Paul Bogdan

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Estela Lopez

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  • Fred S. Grodins Keynote Lecture

    Fred S. Grodins Keynote Lecture

    Mon, Oct 10, 2016 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Receptions & Special Events

    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Roger D. Kamm
    Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Dept. of Biological Engineering, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    In Vitro Vascularized Models for Metastatic Cancer
    Over the past 10 years, our ability to realistically model the critical biological steps in disease have dramatically improved, due in part to the advances in microfluidic technologies. In particular, the capabilities to create realistic 3D microenvironments, including microvascular perfusion, have led to in vitro models for disease that offer, in many respects, considerable advantages over in vivo experiments. In this talk, I will present some recent advances in creating microvascular networks in vitro and using these to model the successive stages of metastatic cancer, especially in the context of immunotherapies and organ-specific models of metastasis.
    A primary objective of Kamm's research has been the application of fundamentals in fluid and solid mechanics to better understand essential biological and physiological phenomena. Past studies have addressed issues in the respiratory, ocular and cardiovascular systems. More recently, his attention has focused on the molecular mechanisms of cellular force sensation, cell population dynamics, and the development of new microfluidic platforms for the study of cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, especially in the context of metastatic cancer. This cumulative work has led to over 280 refereed publications. Recognition for his contributions is reflected in Kamm's election as Fellow to AIMBE, ASME, BMES, AAAS and the IFMBE. He is also the 2010 recipient of the ASME Lissner Medal and the 2015 recipient of the Huiskes Medal, both for lifetime achievements, and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

    Fred S. Grodins (1915-1989), joined thef aculty at USC in 1967 as Professor of Physiology and Electrical Engineering. He established Biomedical Engineering (BME) at USC first as a Program in 1970 and subsequently as a full-fledged Department in 1976. Dr. Grodins was Professor and Chairman of BME until 1986. He remained active in research as Emeritus Professor at USC until his death in 1989.

    More Information: flyer. grodins keynote 2016 (2).pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mischalgrace Diasanta

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