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  • Viterbi Career Fair

    Tue, Oct 10, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Receptions & Special Events

    The Viterbi Career Fair is free and open to all students in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Students do not need to register for this event, just show up! This casual, yet professional, environment allows students the opportunity to have brief conversations with recruiters about full-time employment, internships, and co-ops. Don't forget your resume!

    Location: Trousdale Parkway

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Seminar

    Tue, Oct 10, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Amos Winter, Associate Professor and GEAR Lab Director, MIT

    Talk Title: Engineering Reverse Innovations: Using Emerging Markets' Constraints to Drive the Creation of High-Performance, Low-Cost, Global Technologies

    Abstract: This presentation will demonstrate how the Global Engineering and Research (GEAR) Lab at MIT characterizes the unique technical and socioeconomic constraints of emerging markets, then uses these insights with engineering science and product design to create high-performance, low-cost, globally-relevant technologies. The talk will focus on three areas of GEAR Lab's research: high-performance, low-cost prosthetic feet: low-pressure, low-power drip irrigation, and solar-powered desalination. We have created a novel method of connecting the mechanical design of a foot to its biomechanical performance, which allows the stiffness and geometry to be optimized to induce able-bodied walking kinematics and kinetics. This theory has resulted in a single-part foot architecture which can be made of nylon to hit a $10 price point for developing countries, and which will be ruggedized and customizable for the US military/veteran population. By characterizing the coupled fluid/solid mechanics within drip irrigation emitters, we have designed new drippers that operate at 1/7th the pressure of existing products. This technology can cut the overall pressure, pumping power, and energy usage of drip irrigation systems by approximately 50%, and lower the capital cost of off-grid systems by up to 40%. GEAR Lab elucidated a disruptive market opportunity in arid countries for photovoltaic-powered electrodialysis (PV-ED) desalination, which requires half the energy and reduces water wastage from 60% to

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 211

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Ashleen Knutsen

  • CS Colloquium: Robert Sedgewick (Princeton University) - A 21st Century Model for Disseminating Knowledge

    Tue, Oct 10, 2017 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Robert Sedgewick, Princeton

    Talk Title: A 21st Century Model for Disseminating Knowledge

    Series: CS Colloquium

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

    In the early years of the third millenium, most professors are still teaching in virtually the same way they were taught and their teachers were taught, stretching back centuries. This situation is likely to change, relatively soon. Technology is transforming (if not threatening to overwhelm) higher education, as MOOCs and online content become widely available. University students seeking to learn a topic who now have little if any choice are about to be presented with a vast array of choices. What student would not want to swap a tired professor writing slowly on a chalkboard for a well-produced series of videos and associated content, given by a world leader in the field? We are on the verge of a transformation on the scale of the transformation wrought by Gutenburg. This imminent change raises a host of fascinating and far-reaching questions.

    In this talk, we describe a scalable model for teaching and learning based on a combination of studio-produced video lectures, innovative online content and assessment mechanisms, and an authoritative classic textbook. We initially proved this approach effective for teaching algorithms and data structures, the analysis of algorithms, and analytic combinatorics. More recently, we have published a new textbook in computer science, new studio-produced lectures, and online content that teachers and learners can use for a first-year course sequence in computer science that can stand alongside traditional first courses in physics, chemistry, economics, and other disciplines. Our model enables us to reach millions of students and programmers around the world.

    Biography: Robert Sedgewick is the founding chair and the William O. Baker Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton and served for many years as a member of the board of directors of Adobe Systems. He has held visiting research positions at Xerox PARC, IDA, INRIA, and Bell Laboratories.

    Prof. Sedgewick's research interests include analytic combinatorics, algorithm design, the scientific analysis of algorithms, curriculum development, and innovations in the dissemination of knowledge. He has published widely in these areas and is the author of twenty books, which have sold nearly one million copies. He has also published extensive online content (including studio-produced video lectures) on analysis of algorithms and analytic combinatorics and (with Kevin Wayne) algorithms and computer science. Their MOOC on algorithms has been named one of the "top 10 MOOCs of all time."

    Host: Computer Science Department

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

  • Epstein Institute Seminar, ISE 651

    Tue, Oct 10, 2017 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Frank E. Curtis, Associate Professor, Lehigh University

    Talk Title: Second-Order Methods for Stochastic and Nonsmooth Optimization

    Host: Prof. Suvrajeet Sen

    More Information: October 10, 2017.pdf

    Location: Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center (GER) - GER 206

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

  • INCOSE-LA Speaker Meeting

    Tue, Oct 10, 2017 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Phyllis Marbach, President, INCOSE-LA, Boeing Designated Expert in both Software Engineering and Systems Engineering as well as Agile Practices

    Talk Title: A Systems Engineering Solution To Clean Up The Oceans' Plastic Waste

    Series: INCOSE-LA Speaker Series

    Abstract: The 2017 INCOSE International Symposium Practitioners Challenge Delivery Team was Nicole Hutchison, Robert Edson, Megan Clifford and Jaci Pratt. The team presented a problem and challenged the assembled systems engineers to work together to present a solution to the problem. This year's problem: About 19 Billion tons of plastic waste end up in the oceans each year and the amount of global trash is expected to increase every year for the next century. What can we do about this plastic trash problem?

    Come to the next speaker meeting at the Aerospace Corporation on October 10 to learn how the systems engineers self-organized, discussed the issues, and presented a way forward to clean up the plastic, reuse or dispose of the plastic, and prevent plastic from entering our oceans in the future.

    Location: between Imperial and El Segundo Blvd (north to south), between the 405 Freeway and Sepulveda (east to west).
    From the 105 Freeway traveling WEST:
    1. Take the exit towards 405 South
    2. Before getting onto the 405 Freeway, take the El Segundo Blvd exit
    3. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left (west)
    4. Turn right on Aviation Blvd.
    5. Bldg. D8 will be on the third building on the Right, just past the discount bakery.
    The facility is the third building from the corner of Aviation and El Segundo, just north of the discount bakery outlet. The facility has 4 gates, but only the southern-most gate is open. Identify yourself to the security guard as attending the INCOSE meeting. You can park where Security directs and enter through the lobby at the center of the building where the flag poles are. Knock on the first of the double doors, and someone will open the door for you. The handicap ramp is on the north side and can be reached by driving all the way around the back of the building. Inform the security guard if you plan to use that ramp.

    5:15-5:30 Sign-in/Registration
    5:30-6:00 Networking/Refreshments
    6:10-6:20 Introduction
    6:20-6:30 WG Presentation (TBD)
    6:30-7:30 Guest Speaker Presentation
    Please RSVP by noon October 3rd to facilitate event registration and planning, foreign nationals by September 26th.

    Biography: Phyllis Marbach is the current President of INCOSE-LA. She attended IS 2017 and participated in the Practitioners Challenge with about a dozen engineers from multiple disciplines and countries. Phyllis retired from Boeing last year after 37 years working as a development, systems, software and project engineer as well as Manager depending on the job and skills needed. She was a Boeing Designated Expert in both Software Engineering and Systems Engineering as well as Agile Practices. She has presented numerous papers at conferences in the past 10 years, is a member of several INCOSE working groups, and is a Certified SAFe(R) Program Consultant and trainer.

    Host: The Aerospace Corporation (Venue); INCOSE-Los Angeles (Event)

    More Info: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=l4ihvgeab&oeidk=a07ee508ycufa13055c

    Location: The Aerospace Corporation, Building D8/1010, 200 N. Aviation, El Segundo, CA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Deborah A. Cannon

    Event Link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=l4ihvgeab&oeidk=a07ee508ycufa13055c

  • Stroz Friedberg Cyber Security Talk

    Tue, Oct 10, 2017 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Stroz Friedberg, an Aon company, is a specialized risk management firm built to help clients solve the complex challenges prevalent in today's digital, connected, and regulated business world.

    Our focus is on cybersecurity, with leading experts in digital forensics, incident response, and security science; investigation; eDiscovery; intellectual property; and due diligence.


    Please follow us on social media,

    Like our FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/cyborgatusc/

    Join our LinkedIn Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/10347148

    Sign up for our mailing list: https://goo.gl/forms/UD9A7e2DPMbaZXkq1

    Join our FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cyborgatusc/

    Club Dues are strongly encouraged:

    Venmo Handle: @USC-Cyborg
    $15/semester or $25/year

    More Information: CybOrg Event Flyer 2.jpg

    Location: James H. Zumberge Hall Of Science (ZHS) - 252

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: USC CybOrg