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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

    Wed, Oct 28, 2020 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: IISE Faculty, IISE

    Talk Title: Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

    Abstract: USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement, offered in partnership with the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, allows professionals to learn how to integrate principles of business, statistics, and engineering to achieve tangible results. Master the use of Six Sigma to quantify the critical quality issues in your company. Once the issues have been quantified, statistics can be applied to provide probabilities of success and failure. Six Sigma methods increase productivity and enhance quality. As a USC Six Sigma Green Belt, you will be equipped to support and champion a Six Sigma implementation in your organization. To earn the USC Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate, you will be required to pass the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineer's green belt exam (administered on the final day of the course).

    Host: Corporate and Professional Programs

    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/six-sigma-lean-certification/six-sigma-green-belt-process-improvement/

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Karen Escobar

    Event Link: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/six-sigma-lean-certification/six-sigma-green-belt-process-improvement/

  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Oct 28, 2020 @ 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: Zoom Meeting

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

  • Managing the Energy-Water Nexus within a Changing Climate

    Wed, Oct 28, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Student Activity

    Mark your Calendar! On Wednesday, October 28 we are bringing you Professor Kelly Sanders to talk to you about Managing the Energy-Water Nexus within a Changing Climate!

    Energy and water resources share important interdependencies. It takes ample energy to pump, treat, and distribute water and it takes ample water to produce, refine, and transport energy to its intended end-user. This talk will examine these interdependencies and identify cross-sectoral vulnerabilities and opportunities that will affect these critical resources moving forward, particularly under the stressors of climate change.

    Zoom ID: 954 6353 0749 Password: 371767

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

  • Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. – Deep Learning/Systems Engineering Part 2 Info Session

    Wed, Oct 28, 2020 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. would like to invite you to their Virtual Open House Info Session Series!

    Topic: Deep Learning/Systems Engineering Part 2
    Dates: Wednesday, October 28
    Time: 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST
    Duration: 1 hour

    Please go to Viterbi Career Gateway for more registration information.

    At these events, students will learn about Samsung Semiconductors (SSI) Intern Program and the opportunities Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. have available for summer 2021. The events focus around five different functional areas and each day, they will feature a speaker from one of their R&D labs. At SSI, students have the opportunity to work with the teams that create new computing system architectures needed to support emerging machine learning applications, internet of things (IoT) and edge computing that benefit millions of users. The program will give students the opportunity to work on unique solutions that address some of the world's most complex technological challenges.

    Come join SSI and find out what exciting opportunities they have planned for the summer interns in 2021 and have a chance to win some Samsung prizes!

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    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things and Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar

    Wed, Oct 28, 2020 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Shyam Gollakota, Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington

    Talk Title: Insect-Scale Wireless Robotics

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

    Abstract: The concept of insect-scale robotics has long been in the realm of science fiction rather than reality. It is particularly challenging given the extreme size, weight and power requirements for sensing, computing, communication, actuation as well as the need to power such wireless systems. In this talk, I will present a sequence of recent and ongoing research projects that design programmable wireless technologies to achieve this vision. I will first present bio-integrated solutions that combine the best of technology and nature to integrate sensing, computing and communication functionalities onto tiny live flying insects like bees to create a mobile IoT platform. I will then present bio-inspired sensor systems that take their inspiration from nature to create wireless sensors. Specifically, I will talk about a fully wireless, power-autonomous, mechanically steerable vision system that imitates insect head motion to capture wide-angle views at a low power. Using this vision system, I will present the world's smallest terrestrial robot that can move at up to 3.5 centimeters per second, support vision, and operate for 63 to 260 minutes in a power-autonomous manner. I will conclude by talking about our recent work on airdropping wireless sensors in remote and difficult to reach locations using tiny drones and moths as well as ongoing efforts tracking murder hornets in collaboration with the Washington Department of Agriculture.

    Biography: Shyam Gollakota is an Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington with adjunct positions in the departments of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. His research covers a range of topics, including bio-robotics, computer networks, user interfaces, battery-free computing and mobile health. His work has led to three startups, Jeeva Wireless, Sound Life Sciences and Edus health, has been licensed by ResMed Inc and is in use by close to a million users. He is the recipient of a 2015 National Science Foundation Career Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship and the SIGMOBILE Rockstar award. He was named as MIT Technology Review's 35 Innovators Under 35, Popular Science 'brilliant 10' and twice to the Forbes' 30 Under 30 list. His group's research has earned Best Paper awards at MOBICOM, SIGCOMM, SenSys, NSDI and CHI, appeared in Science Robotics, Science Translational Medicine and Nature Digital Medicine as well as named as a MIT Technology Review Breakthrough technology of 2016 as well as Popular Science top innovations in 2015. He is an alumni of MIT (Ph.D., 2013, winner of ACM doctoral dissertation award) and IIT Madras.

    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo, nuzzo@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YSl0DRVOQJetWGNAACPOYQ

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YSl0DRVOQJetWGNAACPOYQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

  • LinkedIn: How to Network Virtually

    Wed, Oct 28, 2020 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    This event is designed to help you learn how to network virtually on LinkedIn. You will learn how to draft an introductory message, how to find and research industry professionals, and how to convert your contacts into potential mentee/mentor relationships. You will also get the chance to practice what you learn from the session in breakout rooms with Viterbi Career Connection Staff or Viterbi Career Ambassadors. This will be an interactive session, so make sure your audio and camera are ready for your active participation during this event!

    To register for this event please go to https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sdO6qqzoqHtIpTscu7pvSmn4js75bQfFy

    Students must register at the link above in advance to be able to attend this event.

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    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • WiSE Alumna Talk: Navigating Academia One Theorem at a Time

    Wed, Oct 28, 2020 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Receptions & Special Events

    Nicolle Gonzalez
    Ph.D., Mathematics, USC, 2019
    Current: UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematics, UCLA

    Abstract: Being a woman in STEM seems like an upward trek from the very beginning, with our biggest enemy often being ourselves. This journey, however, is riddled with numerous opportunities if we know where to look. I will discuss my adventure through the halls of academia and some techniques to tackle the difficulties that often plague younger women in the sciences, especially impostor syndrome, as well as some opportunities and support structures that early career women are often unaware of.

    This event is for USC faculty, students, staff, and alumni.

    Please RSVP in advance for the Zoom link.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dhS9h09TSqCu01HPkIm6wg

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: USC WiSE

  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Oct 28, 2020 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Ashlee N. Ford Versypt, Oklahoma State University

    Talk Title: Systems Biomedicine and Pharmaceutics: Multiscale Modeling of Tissue Remodeling and Damage

    Abstract: Dr. Ford Versypt leads the Systems Biomedicine and Pharmaceutics research lab, which develops and uses multiscale systems engineering approaches including mathematical modeling and computational simulation to enhance understanding of the mechanisms governing tissue remodeling and damage as a result of diseases and infections and to simulate the treatment of those conditions to improve human health. The lab specializes in (a) modeling mass transport of biochemicals through heterogeneous porous materials-”primarily extracellular matrices-”that change morphology dynamically due to the influence of chemical reactions and (b) modeling dynamic, multi-species biological systems involving chemical, physical, and biological interactions of diverse, heterogeneous cell populations with these materials and the chemical species in tissue microenvironments. In this seminar, vignettes of three lines of research will be highlighted including (1) glucose-stimulated damage to kidney cells during diabetes, (2) metastatic cancer spread, and (3) viral-damage and immune-induced damage in SARS-CoV-2 infected lung tissue. The work is currently supported by an NSF CAREER award and an NIH R35 MIRA grant.

    Biography: Ashlee N. Ford Versypt leads the Systems Biomedicine and Pharmaceutics Laboratory. The long-term goal for her research program is to develop multiscale mathematical and computational models to enhance understanding of the mechanisms governing tissue remodeling and damage as a result of diseases and infections and to simulate the treatment of those conditions to improve human health. The Systems Biomedicine and Pharmaceutics Laboratory specializes in modeling kinetics and transport processes involved in biological and chemical interactions related to both physiological microenvironments and engineered biomedical and pharmaceutical systems, particularly those involved in tissue damage and treatment. Her research program is funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Additionally, Dr. Ford Versypt also disseminates educational scholarship through publications, presentations, and software related to chemical engineering instruction, computational activities, student development, and outreach.

    While earning her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Ford Versypt was awarded the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. In 2013, Dr. Ford Versypt was recognized as the Frederick A. Howes Scholar in Computational Science, which is awarded annually to a recent alumnus of the DOE CSGF for outstanding leadership, character, and technical achievement. In 2012-2014, Dr. Ford Versypt was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Ford Versypt is presently a Tenured Associate Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University (OSU) where she has been faculty since 2014. She will relocate to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York in January 2021.

    Dr. Ford Versypt has received a number of awards for her research, teaching, and service including the NSF CAREER Award, ASEE Chemical Engineering Ray W. Fahien Award, ASEE Midwest Section Outstanding Service Award, AIChE 35 Under 35, OSU Outstanding Achievement for the Mentorship of Women, OSU College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology Excellent Teacher Award, and Joseph J. Martin Award for best paper in the ChE Division at the 2014 ASEE Annual Meeting. She is the 2020-2021 Chair of the ASEE Chemical Engineering Division.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/94175981194

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/94175981194

    Location: Online event

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/94175981194

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/94175981194

  • Yoga with USC WiSE Alumna: Kathleen Sand

    Wed, Oct 28, 2020 @ 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Receptions & Special Events

    Kathleen Sand
    Ph.D., Biomechanics, USC, 2004
    Current: Senior Regional Director of Operations, CorePower Yoga

    Kathleen (Kat) will guide you through a 60-minute all-levels, vinyasa yoga class. Vinyasa is a Sanskrit word, meaning "to place in a special way", or "to move with intention." Overtime, Vinyasa has grown to describe a style of yoga that can also be described as "flow" or "breath to movement." We will begin class with a few seated breathing exercises to connect with body and breath, and transition into a full-body yoga practice, ending with a bit of seated meditation. Kat's intention is to provide the time and space to connect you to your breath and your body; connect with friends and colleagues, either in-person or virtually; provide 60-minutes of decision-free time to focus solely on you; and to have fun as we explore layers of accessibility to achieve your personalized yoga practice.

    Please RSVP in advance for Zoom link.

    WebCast Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScx7I316YGSJjlmiu3gxNh0Z1einjO78zFr0ELx76zeOTl5mQ/viewform

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: USC WiSE