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  • Repeating EventMeet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

    Mon, Oct 28, 2019

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions

    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS seniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. During the engineering session we will discuss the curriculum, research opportunities, hands-on projects, entrepreneurial support programs, and other aspects of the engineering school. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process, and financial aid.

    Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.

    Please make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

    Register Here

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • Careers in Data Infosession

    Careers in Data Infosession

    Mon, Oct 28, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Hoa Nguyen, Director of Engineering at Insight, will discuss the growing demand for data scientists and data engineers at companies across the U.S. She'll also provide some tips and strategies for making the transition into the industry. Come learn about a variety of data careers. We will discuss what academic skills transfer to each career type and provide tips on how to bridge the gap between your current skills and your next dream job. All backgrounds are welcome!


    Location: James H. Zumberge Hall Of Science (ZHS) - 159

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Ryan Rozan

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  • Fall 2019 Joint CSC@USC/CommNetS-MHI Seminar Series

    Fall 2019 Joint CSC@USC/CommNetS-MHI Seminar Series

    Mon, Oct 28, 2019 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: James Rawlings, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Talk Title: Nonlinear Optimization-Based State Estimation: Robustness Analysis by Q Functions

    Abstract: State estimation can be posed as an optimal control/tracking problem. From this perspective, the stability and robustness properties of the estimator should be derivable from the properties of the optimization problem, as is commonly done in the analysis of Model Predictive Control. To achieve this goal in state estimation, we introduce a Lyapunov-like function, termed a Q function, and show that for general nonlinear systems satisfying a nonlinear detectability assumption and a nonlinear, incremental stabilizability assumption, the optimal full information state estimate is robustly asymptotically stable in the presence of bounded process and measurement disturbances. We also show that the state estimate converges to zero for asymptotically convergent disturbances. These general theoretical results are illustrated by application to some numerical examples using the freely available software CasADi/MPCTools for solving the optimal control problems. Implications of these full information results for moving horizon estimation are also discussed.

    Biography: James B. Rawlings received the B.S. from the University of Texas and the Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, both in Chemical Engineering. He spent one year at the University of Stuttgart as a NATO postdoctoral fellow and then joined the faculty at the University of Texas. He moved to the University of Wisconsin in 1995, and then to the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2018, and is currently the Mellichamp Process Control Chair in the Department of Chemical Engineering, and the co-director of the Texas-Wisconsin-California Control Consortium (TWCCC). Professor Rawlings's research interests are in the areas of chemical process modeling, monitoring and control, nonlinear model predictive control, moving horizon state estimation, and molecular-scale chemical reaction engineering. He has written numerous research articles and coauthored three textbooks: Model Predictive Control: Theory Computation, and Design, 2nd ed. (2017), with David Mayne and Moritz Diehl, Modeling and Analysis Principles for Chemical and Biological Engineers (2013), with Mike Graham, and Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design Fundamentals, 2nd ed. (2012), with John Ekerdt. In recognition of his research and teaching, Professor Rawlings has received several awards including: election to the National Academy of Engineering; William H. Walker Award for Excellence in Contributions to Chemical Engineering Literature from the AIChE; Doctor technices honoris causa from the Danish Technical University; The inaugural High Impact Paper Award from the International Federation of Automatic Control; The Ragazzini Education Award from the American Automatic Control Council; and The Computing in Chemical Engineering Award.

    Host: Si-Zhao Qin, sqin@usc.edu

    More Info: http://csc.usc.edu/seminars/2019Fall/rawlings.html

    More Information: 191028_James Rawlings_CSC Seminar.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Brienne Moore

    Event Link: http://csc.usc.edu/seminars/2019Fall/rawlings.html

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  • Samsung Semiconductor Info Session

    Mon, Oct 28, 2019 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Samsung Semiconductor, based in San Diego and San Jose, is looking for Masters and PhD engineers to join our research labs for both internship and full time roles (Masters/Ph.D): https://careers.samsungatfirst.com/students/.

    We will describe our System on a Chip, Memory, Display and Autonomous Vehicle groups. We will also give a technical presentation from our Wireless group that will discuss 5G technologies.

    Samsung Semiconductor Inc. offers visa sponsorship and accepts students on CPT and OPT.

    Masters and Ph.D. roles in San Jose & San Diego, include Software/Hardware/Firmware, ML/Deep Learning Computer Vision, 5G Cellular Engineer, IC Engineering, System Architect, GPU/FPGA Engineers. Please bring your CV's!

    RSVP for this event on Viterbi Career Gateway

    Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • USC Graduate Engineering Info Session: Nanjing

    Mon, Oct 28, 2019 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Candidates with a strong academic background and a Bachelor's degree (or those in the process of earning a Bachelor's degree) in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or physical science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to attend this session to learn more about applying to graduate engineering programs at the University of Southern California.

    Topics covered:

    -Master's & Ph.D. Programs in engineering and computer science
    -How to Apply
    -Scholarships and Funding
    -Student Life at USC and in Los Angeles
    -Application Tips

    There will also be sufficient time for questions during the information session.

    Register Here

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: USC Viterbi Graduate Programs

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