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  • Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things and Ming Hsieh Institute for Electrical Engineering Joint Seminar Series on Cyber-Physical Systems

    Thu, Oct 12, 2017 @ 02:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Mirela Alistar, Postdoc, Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Germany

    Talk Title: Are microfluidic biochips the 'arduinos' for biology?

    Abstract: Biochips are cyber-physical systems with realistic potential to improve the healthcare process, e.g., by providing faster disease disease diagnosis and at-home direct treatment. Traditionally, biochips are developed to be used by experts in laboratories or clinics. I expand this vision, by exploring the possibility of an integrated platform for personal use of biochips.

    In my work, I address the main challenges that users may encounter: accessibility, bio-protocol design and interaction with microfluidics. I believe this is a first step towards personal laboratories: small portable devices that people can own and use to develop customized bio-protocols ('bio-apps'), similar to today's Arduinos.

    I will present my work around biochips, finishing with a live demo of my latest device.

    Biography: Mirela Alistar is a Postdoc at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Germany. She received a PhD in computer engineering from the Technical University of Denmark in 2014. Her main research interests are in the area of system-level design of embedded systems, with a special focus on digital microfluidics. She is supporting open access research and she has organized art and science events, where she disseminates to the public with the aim of involving them into creating more knowledge.

    Host: Paul Bogdan

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Estela Lopez

  • STEM Spotlight on Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

    Thu, Oct 12, 2017 @ 09:00 AM - 01:30 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering K-12 STEM Center

    University Calendar

    High school students will tour the research labs, student design studios, and demo spaces of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering as part of the STEM Spotlight series presented by USC Viterbi Adopt-a-School, Adopt-a-Teacher (VAST). On 10/6, the Center for Advanced Manufacturing will also provide tours for visiting students. For more info, see https://viterbipk12.usc.edu/research/stem-spotlight/aerospace-mechanical-engineering/

    Location: Robert Glen Rapp Engineering Research Building (RRB) - Several locations: RRB, RTH, OHE, SHL, BHE

    Audiences: K-12 Schools pre-registered

    Contact: Katie Mills

  • Edward Life Sciences

    Thu, Oct 12, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Discover Edwards Lifesciences' award winning products through a hands-on demo with our Engineering representatives. You'll learn about our Transcatheter Heart Valves, Heart Valve Therapies, and Critical Care monitoring systems in an interactive group environment.

    We'll also take some time to discuss our Engineering New Grad (ENG) Programs and Summer Internship opportunities.


    At Edwards, you can:

    -Explore a wide variety of medical device engineering projects
    -Develop professional skills
    -Work in a stimulating learning environment
    -Partner with passionate employees fighting cardiovascular disease

    Location: SGM 101

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections