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  • Transfer Day

    Fri, Oct 20, 2017

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events

    TRANSFER DAY FEATURES: A presentation from Viterbi Admission, Campus Tours, Academic Department Visits, and more!

    If you have questions about engineering and the transfer process then Transfer Day is for you. Transfer Day is a half-day comprehensive program designed to give you the most in-depth look at the transfer process and academic life at USC. Specifically, the program includes presentations on the admission process, transfer credit policy, academics, financial aid. You will also have the opportunity to visit an academic department or take a campus tour. Reservations are required.


    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - USC Admission Office

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Admission


    Fri, Oct 20, 2017 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Steve Chien, Head of the Artificial Intelligence Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    Talk Title: ESA Rosetta Mission and the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Orbiter Science Operations

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Su Stevens

  • Debdeep Jena - Munushian Seminar speaker, Friday, October 20th at 2:00pm in EEB 132

    Fri, Oct 20, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Debdeep Jena, Cornell University

    Talk Title: The Wide-Bandgap Semiconductor Revolution in Electronic, Photonic, and Energy Systems

    Abstract: Wide-bandgap nitride materials and devices have revolutionized the electronics and photonics industries in the last two decades. The optical device impact is moving from visible lighting and lasers to deep-UV photonics for biological applications. By exploiting the high electrical breakdown fields, and the high mobility of 2-dimensional electron gases, GaN HEMTs are now capable of generating enormous amounts of microwave power at high frequencies, and have become very attractive for RF amplifiers that power communications. At the same time, both lateral GaN HEMTs, and vertical GaN FETs are making inroads into high-voltage power electronics. Surprisingly, GaN also has a significant role to play in low-power energy-efficient electronics by exploiting internal polarization fields driven by the Berry phase. This talk will review these successes and discuss the physics underlying these revolutionary advances of the past two decades. Then, the same physics and a slew of new nitride materials to augment the conventional nitrides and to take Wide-bandgap electronics well into the future into areas of quantum computation and communications will be discussed.

    Biography: Dr. Debdeep Jena is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University. His research and teaching interests are in the MBE growth and electronic and photonic device applications of quantum semiconductor heterostructures (III-V nitrides, oxides, and 2D crystal semiconductors). By combining experiment and theory, his group explores fundamental speed, power, and efficiency limits of electronic and photonic devices based on a deep investigation of charge, heat, and spin transport. He has authored more than 200 scientific publications including articles in Science, Nature Journals, Physical Review Letters, Electron Device Letters, and Applied Physics Letters. During his research career, he has received the International MBE Young Scientist award in 2014, the IBM faculty award in 2012, the ISCS Young Scientist award in 2012, the most valuable contribution awards at the Workshop for Compound Semiconductor Materials and Devices (WOCSEMMAD) in 2014, 2010 and 2008, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award in 2006, a best student paper award at the Electronic Materials Conference in 2002, and a young author best paper award from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) in 2000. He is most proud of the Joyce award for excellence in undergraduate teaching which he received in 2010. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

    Host: EE-Electrophysics

    More Info: minghsiehee.usc.edu/about/lectures/munushian

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski

    Event Link: minghsiehee.usc.edu/about/lectures/munushian

  • BME Lab Rotation Presentations

    Fri, Oct 20, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Lirong Yan, PhD, Assistant Professor Of Research Neurology, USC Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics

    Talk Title: Cerebrovascular MRI with Dynamic Arterial Spin Labeling

    Series: Seminars in BME (Lab Rotations)

    Host: Brent Liu, PhD

    Location: Corwin D. Denney Research Center (DRB) - 145A

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mischalgrace Diasanta

  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. Seminar

    Fri, Oct 20, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Wael M. Hassan, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., Asst Professor of Structural and Earthquake Engineering

    Talk Title: Seismic Assessment of Beam-Column Joints in Existing Concrete Buildings

    Abstract: See attachment

    More Information: Wael Hassan_Seminar 10_20_17.pdf

    Location: Von Kleinsmid Center For International & Public Affairs (VKC) - 150

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes