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  • Repeating EventCommunications Hub: Writing and Speaking for PhD Students - Drop In Hours

    Wed, Oct 25, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Viterbi Ph.D. Students!
    Need help with academic and professional writing and speaking tasks? Viterbi faculty at the Hub provide one-on-one help with journal and conference articles, dissertations, fellowship applications, and career communications!
    Drop by RTH 222A on MWF 10am-1pm or make an online appointment via email at eishub@usc.edu.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 222A

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Helen Choi

    Event Link: https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home

  • PhD Thesis Defense - John Francis

    Wed, Oct 25, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    University Calendar

    PhD Thesis Proposal - John Francis  
    Committee Members: Mike Zyda, Carl Kesselman, Jernej Barbic, Scott Fraser, Kate White  
    Title: Neural Network Integration of Multiscale and Multimodal Cell Imaging Using Semantic Parts  
    Abstract: The structural modeling of cells can be accomplished by integrating images of cellular morphology from multiple scales and modalities using a parts based approach. In this thesis, we demonstrate a method for combining the statistical distribution of structures from x-ray tomography and fluorescence microscopy using neural networks to predict the localization of high resolution components in low resolution modalities by using the single cell as a shared unit of transfer

    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) - 102

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Melissa Ochoa

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/5585232420?pwd=QmZSRXI4NkdiMWtXWnp2Q2Q3N1pSdz09

  • PhD Thesis Defense - Georgios Papadimitriou

    Wed, Oct 25, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    University Calendar

    PhD Thesis Defense - Georgios Papadimitriou

    Committee Members: Ewa Deelman (chair), Viktor Prasanna, Aiichiro Nakano

    Title: Cyberinfrastructure Management For Dynamic Data Driven Applications

    Abstract: Computational science today depends on complex, data intensive applications operating on datasets from a variety of scientific instruments. These datasets may be huge in volume, may have high velocity or both, raising a major challenge of how scientists can analyze these datasets. On the other hand, workflows processing these datasets might need to respond to changes in the processing load e.g, increases in data flow, in order to maintain a steady and predictable turnaround time.
    In this thesis we present our efforts to improve the performance of these data intensive application systems. We develop new tools that extend the functionality offered by the CI, and we provide a methodology to capture end to end performance statistics of the data intensive workflows. Additionally, we evaluate how the choices during the acquisition and configuration of resources affect the performance of the data intensive workflows. Finally, we answer the fundamental question of how scientists can manage the CI and apply policies that can help their applications meet their constraints .e.g, turn around time, by avoiding network degradation. We develop methodologies that take place during the planning phase of the workflows, and can reduce their peak network requirements. We also develop active approaches that can be applied and reduce the per workflow network requirements during their execution, using a workflow ensemble manager and application aware software defined flows.

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 213

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Melissa Ochoa

  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Oct 25, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of 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: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 526

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS Chair

  • ZooX Information Session

    Wed, Oct 25, 2023 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of artificial intelligence, robotics, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments.  
    Zoox is hosting an information session for both undergraduate and graduate students who are looking for an internship. We are looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team. Come learn about what we are doing in the autonomous vehicle industry!  
    Zoom Link: https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvc-iuqT0tHdTRFMPerg7eWzDfCwNfkQkt#/registration  
    About our hiring interest:   We are hiring for undergrad, grad, and Ph.D. students. We are also open to hiring international students
    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Viterbi Career Connections Office. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant’s responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu">vcareers@usc.edu 

    Location: Virtual Event

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvc-iuqT0tHdTRFMPerg7eWzDfCwNfkQkt#/registration

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • Photonics Seminar - Julia Gorsch & Andrea Steinfurth, Wednesday, October 25th at 2:30pm in EEB 132

    Wed, Oct 25, 2023 @ 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Julia Gorsch and Andrea Steinfurth, University of Rostock, Institute for Physics

    Talk Title: Emulating photonic mesh lattices in coupled optical fiber loops

    Series: Photonics Seminar Series

    Abstract: The advancements in technology in the field of photonics allow for a precise control over the properties of light and its propagation. This makes experimental photonic platforms highly attractive not only for studying optical phenomena, but also for emulating effects from different fields of physics. By doing so, the underlying physical effect is isolated and transferred to a highly controllable but simplified environment. To make such photonic platforms even more versatile, the concept of synthetic dimensionality has been used as powerful tool to replace spatial dimensions with other degrees of freedom of the system. One of such experimental optical platforms is the coupled optical fiber loop setup, which encodes the spatial dimensions in time to emulate an optical mesh lattice. In this talk we will introduce this particular platform, its working principle, and how it can be adapted to support a large variety of different mesh lattices. The phenomena accessible for investigation on such lattices include topics such as non-Hermitian systems, topological effects, disordered systems, and nonlinear behavior, just to name a few. In the second part of this talk, two examples of recent research are presented in more detail. Firstly, non-Hermitian tailoring was used to observe constant-intensity waves as well as non-Hermitian induced transparency. Secondly, the non-Hermitian skin effect enabled the creation of a topological funnel for light. We will conclude with a brief overview of other topics that have been experimentally realized with the coupled optical fiber loop setup.

    Biography: Julia Görsch:
    - Master's degree in 2023 at University of Rostock, Institute of Physics
    - PhD student since 2023 at University of Rostock, Institute of Physics, Experimental Solid-State Optics, Supervisor: Prof. Alexander Szameit

    Andrea Steinfurth:
    - Master's degree in 2020 at University of Rostock, Institute of Physics
    - PhD student since 2020 at University of Rostock, Institute of Physics, Experimental Solid-State Optics, Supervisor: Prof. Alexander Szameit

    Host: Mercedeh Khajavikhan, Michelle Povinelli, Constantine Sideris; Hossein Hashemi; Wade Hsu; Mengjie Yu; Wei Wu; Tony Levi; Alan E. Willner; Andrea Martin Armani

    More Information: Gorsch and Steinfurth Flyer.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski

  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Oct 25, 2023 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Binil Starly, Arizona State University

    Talk Title: Cyber-Manufacturing: Delivering Manufacturing Services Over Web 3.0

    Abstract: Cybermanufacturing enables the shared use of networked manufacturing infrastructure to deliver manufacturing resources on-demand while maximizing capacity utilization, reducing consumption of natural and material resources, and reducing costs to product design and manufacturing. This talk will highlight three areas where our group has contributed to the understanding of Cybermanufacturing systems -“ 1) With the explosive growth of 3D product models, the data contained in them may be used to democratize access and broaden those who are able to engage in product design and manufacturing; 2) Understanding of manufacturing capability available over the entire US through Natural Language Processing (NLP), and its interface with Large Language Models (like BERT & GPT-4); 3) Identification and Verification of Machines in the context of a Distributed Web of machines. In the future, the digital connection across factories will also lead to Manufacturing Networks that are highly agile, distributed, and resilient while considering the long-term consequences of sustainable industrial performance. Emerging digital technologies such as Pervasive Sensing, Computational Intelligence, Edge-Fog-Cloud Computing, Digital Twins, Smart Automation, Intelligent Collaborative Robots etc., open new possibilities in the design of smart collaborative physical and digital networks of factories.

    Biography: Binil Starly serves as the Founding School Director and Professor in the School of Manufacturing Systems & Networks, one of 8 Schools within the Ira. A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. He has over 20 years of experience in Digital manufacturing. His laboratory is working on technologies that merge the digital and the physical world towards advancing both discrete and continuous manufacturing. His work is supported by the US National Science Foundation, Department of Energy and the Department of Defense. He has received the NSF CAREER award, SME 20 Most Influential Professors in Smart Manufacturing, SME Young Manufacturing Engineering Award (2011) and numerous teaching awards at the University of Oklahoma and North Carolina State University. His lab website is at: https://www.dimelab.org.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://ame.usc.edu/seminars/

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98121141178?pwd=VGEyaXVWYnRaazFYWUVhbVAycGVWQT09 Meeting ID: 981 2114 1178 Passcode: NhXrDOqQU8

    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 202

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98121141178?pwd=VGEyaXVWYnRaazFYWUVhbVAycGVWQT09 Meeting ID: 981 2114 1178 Passcode: NhXrDOqQU8

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

    Event Link: https://ame.usc.edu/seminars/

  • DEN@Viterbi: How to Apply Virtual Info Session

    Wed, Oct 25, 2023 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    DEN@Viterbi, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Join USC Viterbi representatives for a step-by-step guide and tips for how to apply for formal admission into a Master's degree or Graduate Certificate program. The session is intended for individuals who wish to pursue a graduate degree program completely online via USC Viterbi's flexible online DEN@Viterbi delivery method.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to connect directly with USC Viterbi representatives and ask questions about the admission process throughout the session.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/weblink/register/r30a3f47fe6a6728a62e6f64f57206ca6

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

    Event Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/weblink/register/r30a3f47fe6a6728a62e6f64f57206ca6

  • Computer Science Trivia Night

    Wed, Oct 25, 2023 @ 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Student Activity

    How much do you REALLY know about Computer Science? Join the Viterbi Learning Program for a fun CS Trivia Night -go head to head with fellow Computer Science students to prove you're #1! Winners will walk away with amazing prizes and everyone can enjoy FREE snacks!
    Wednesday, October 25
    5PM - 7PM @ RTH 222
    RSVP Now: https://cglink.me/2nB/r392851

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 222

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Alex Bronz

    Event Link: https://cglink.me/2nB/r392851