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Events for October 13, 2021

  • Repeating EventSkill-Building for Success: Reading Strategies

    Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Hello Trojans!

    Are you looking for assistance on returning to campus, improving their time management skills, and alleviating stress? Please come to our workshops and Drop-in hours hosted by the USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity. No reservation or appointment is required for our workshops and drop-ins.

    KCLC will be hosting Drop-in Hours and Skill Building for Success Workshops on Zoom with a weekly theme of time management, reading strategies, stress management or test-taking. The workshops will be interactive with great tips and resources.

    This week, KCLC will be focusing on Reading Strategies, acquiring strategies for how to complete your course readings effectively and improve comprehension.

    Drop-in hours are available for undergraduate or graduate students to meet with an academic coach without needing to make a reservation. These sessions may be held in a group setting, dependent upon staffing availability and demand.

    If you are interested in learning more about weekly academic coaching, email us at kortschakcenter@usc.edu for additional information.

    KCLC will have more events throughout the semester, and you can check out the most up to date workshop and drop-in schedule on their website https://kortschakcenter.usc.edu/events/

    More Information: Oct 2021 Skill-Building for Success.pdf

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95019147813

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Drop-In Hours

    Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Hello Trojans!
    Are you looking for assistance on returning to campus, improving their time management skills, and alleviating stress? Please come to our workshops and Drop-in hours hosted by the USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity. No reservation or appointment is required for our workshops and drop-ins.

    KCLC will be hosting Drop-in Hours and Skill Building for Success Workshops on Zoom with a weekly theme of time management, reading strategies, stress management or test-taking. The workshops will be interactive with great tips and resources.

    Drop-in hours are available for undergraduate or graduate students to meet with an academic coach without needing to make a reservation. These sessions may be held in a group setting, dependent upon staffing availability and demand.

    For more information, see the attached flyers with dates, times, and Zoom links.

    If you are interested in learning more about weekly academic coaching, email us at kortschakcenter@usc.edu for additional information.

    KCLC will have more events throughout the semester, and you can check out the most up to date workshop and drop-in schedule on their website https://kortschakcenter.usc.edu/events/

    More Information: Oct 2021 Drop In.pdf

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


    Bi-Weekly regular faculty meeting for invited full-time Computer Science faculty only. Event details emailed directly to attendees.

    Location: TBD

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Repeating EventENGL-352: Maymester Bookpacking Experience Info Session

    Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    We want to share an exciting Maymester opportunity from the USC English Department:

    Do you want to get away? Use some of your elective units to join award-winning BBC filmmaker Andrew Chater in a unique Bookpacking experience.

    The Maymester Bookpacking experience is open to all students; we would like to have a diverse group of students to provide different perspectives. Maymester courses will appear in the Spring 2022 Schedule of Classes, but are stand-alone Faculty-Led Program (FLP) offerings that provide exceptional opportunities for research and experiential learning off-campus, throughout the United States, or even abroad.

    If you are interested in the ENGL-352g "Bookpacking 'The Big Easy'" Maymester class, which counts for GE-B "Humanistic Inquiry" credit, please plan to attend an informational session with Professor Andrew Chater on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12th, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm or WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20th from 12:00 pm TO 1:00 pm via Zoom.

    The info session will be an open forum setting, and you will be able to come in and excuse yourself at any point.

    The ENGL-352g course will take you through New Orleans and Southern Louisiana, where you will learn about the French Creole, Cajun, White Protestant, and African-Americans by living the experience through novels, music, and southern food.

    If you have any questions, please email Andrew Chater at chater@usc.edu or Jose G. Perez-Guerrero at jperezgu@usc.edu.

    Applications are due FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22nd by 4:30 pm via email to jperezgu@usc.edu with a Subject Line: ENGL-352 Application.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/9305949062

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Andrew Chater

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Drop-In Hours

    Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Hello Trojans!
    Are you looking for assistance on returning to campus, improving their time management skills, and alleviating stress? Please come to our workshops and Drop-in hours hosted by the USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity. No reservation or appointment is required for our workshops and drop-ins.

    KCLC will be hosting Drop-in Hours and Skill Building for Success Workshops on Zoom with a weekly theme of time management, reading strategies, stress management or test-taking. The workshops will be interactive with great tips and resources.

    Drop-in hours are available for undergraduate or graduate students to meet with an academic coach without needing to make a reservation. These sessions may be held in a group setting, dependent upon staffing availability and demand.

    For more information, see the attached flyers with dates, times, and Zoom links.

    If you are interested in learning more about weekly academic coaching, email us at kortschakcenter@usc.edu for additional information.

    KCLC will have more events throughout the semester, and you can check out the most up to date workshop and drop-in schedule on their website https://kortschakcenter.usc.edu/events/

    More Information: Oct 2021 Drop In.pdf

    Location: Gwynn Wilson Student Union (STU) - 311

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    CS Advisors will be available on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays this fall from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to assist undergraduates in our four majors (CSCI, CSBA, CSGA, and CECS) via Live Chat. Access the live chat through our website at https://cs.usc.edu/chat

    Location: Online - Live Chat

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Sciecne

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  • Moog Information Session (Trojan Talk)

    Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Not sure what Moog is? Looking for an Engineering, IT, Computer Science or Business Related Internship opportunity for the Spring/Summer of 2022? Interested in Full - Time career opportunities with a company that encourages meaningful projects? Want to be a part of a family like atmosphere where innovation and trust is encouraged?

    If your answer to any of those questions are "yes", than Moog is the place for you!

    Come join us on October 13, 2021 to learn more about Moog and our workplace environment. During this session you will hear from some of our current interns and fellow engineers, learn the specifics about our internship program, the benefits of being an intern at Moog, along with the available internship opportunities for the Spring & Summer of 2022. We will also have time at the end for a Q&A!

    Target majors: Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering and Manufacturing/Operations/Quality Engineering Software Engineering Packaging

    To register and for more information, log into Viterbi Career Gateway

    Location: Virtual (via Zoom)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Center of Autonomy and AI, Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things, and Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar Series

    Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Vasileios Vasilopoulos, Postdoctoral Associate, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) MIT

    Talk Title: Reactive Task and Motion Planning in Unknown Environments

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

    Abstract: Unlike the problem of safe task and motion planning in a completely known environment, the setting where the obstacles in a robot's workspace are not initially known and are incrementally revealed online has so far received little theoretical interest, with existing algorithms usually demanding constant replanning in the presence of unanticipated conditions. In this talk, I will present a hierarchical framework for task and motion planning in the setting of mobile manipulation, which exploits recent developments in semantic SLAM and object pose and triangular mesh extraction using convolutional neural net architectures. Under specific sufficient conditions, formal results accompanying the (online) lower-level vector field motion planner guarantee collision avoidance and convergence to fixed or slowly moving targets, for both a single robot and a robot gripping and manipulating objects. Using this reactive motion planner as a module for high-level task planning, I will discuss how we can efficiently solve geometric rearrangement tasks with legged robots or satisfy complicated temporal logic specifications involving gripping and manipulating objects of interest, in previously unexplored workspaces cluttered with non-convex obstacles.

    Biography: Vasileios is a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT CSAIL, working with Prof. Nicholas Roy. His research focuses on reactive task and motion planning in partially known or completely unknown environments. He is particularly interested in developing algorithms that make autonomous robots capable of interacting with the physical environment around them and solving tasks that require autonomous mobile manipulation. To this end, he frequently employs tools from motion planning, topology and perception. He obtained a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, advised by Dan Koditschek. He also holds a M.S.E. from the University of Pennsylvania and a Diploma from the National Technical University of Athens, both in Mechanical Engineering.



    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo and Feifei Qian

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p5OEJlPxQlakO4hqovuGEQ

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p5OEJlPxQlakO4hqovuGEQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • Electrical & Computer Engineering Faculty Roundtable

    Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join the USC Viterbi School's Director of Undergraduate Admission, Paul Ledesma, and a few of our faculty members from the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to learn more about their programs. During the live event, faculty will answer questions about curriculum, classes, research, etc. in Electrical & Computer Engineering.

    Register Here

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Admission

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Ann Karagozian, UCLA

    Talk Title: Dynamics of Acoustically Coupled Combustion Instabilities

    Abstract: Acoustically-coupled combustion instabilities can result in large scale, potentially catastrophic pressure oscillations in aerospace propulsion systems, including liquid rocket engines (LREs) and gas turbine engines. A fundamental understanding of the interactions among flow and flame hydrodynamics, acoustics, and reaction kinetics is essential to determining combustor stability and controlling combustion processes. Over the past several years our group at the UCLA Energy and Propulsion Research Laboratory has been pursuing fundamental experiments that can shed light on combustion instabilities and their control, including exploration of the effects of external acoustic perturbations on liquid nanofuel combustion as well as gas-phase fuel jet combustion for alternative geometrical configurations. The dynamics of phenomena such as periodic liftoff and reattachment, periodic partial extinction and reignition, and full extinction are explored and quantified via phase-locked OH* chemiluminescence and high speed visible imaging. Proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) modes and phase portraits extracted from time-resolved imaging enables characterization of characteristic signatures associated with different phenomena. Understanding such signatures enables development of reduced order models that can impact eventual combustion control strategies.

    Biography: Ann Karagozian is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCLA and heads the UCLA Energy and Propulsion Research Laboratory and the UCLA-Air Force Research Laboratory Collaborative Center for Aerospace Sciences. Her research interests lie in fluid mechanics and combustion as applied to improved energy efficiency, reduced emissions, and advanced air breathing and rocket propulsion systems. Professor Karagozian was a member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board for over 15 years, serving as SAB Vice Chair from 2005-2009 and twice receiving the Air Force Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service. She is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the American Physical Society (APS), and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). She received her B.S. in Engineering from UCLA and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) and is an alumna of and mentor for the IDA Defense Science Study Group. Prof. Karagozian also recently became the Inaugural Director of The Promise Armenian Institute, an endowed scholarly and cross-disciplinary outreach entity at UCLA.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09

    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 202

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Prospective Graduate Student Webinar: Chat with a USC Rep

    Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Online webinars are held throughout the year via Zoom and hosted by Viterbi School representatives. All that is needed to participate is a computer with internet access. Webinars are designed for prospective students to learn more about:

    Master's & Ph.D. Programs
    Application Requirements
    Tuition & Funding
    There will also be ample time for questions.

    Register

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jEuiC4PET72nQOdE-_ANlA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: USC Viterbi Graduate Admission

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