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  • Biomedical Engineering Speakers

    Tue, Nov 01, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Melissa L. Knothe Tate, Ph.D, Paul Trainor Chair of Biomedical Engineering, University of New South Wales

    Talk Title: Novel Biotech Approaches to Engineer Cell Mediated Tissue Genesis and Next Generation Materials

    Abstract: Cells, tissues and organs show remarkable smart properties including the capacity not only to sense but also to adapt to environmental stimuli by changing their own structure1-4. For instance, the periosteum is a pre-stressed but also hyperelastic, soft sleeve bounding all nonarticular bony surfaces2. The periosteum confers "super strength" to bones under impact loads2,5. It also serves as a quiescent niche for stem cells that appears to trigger stem cell egression via mechanical cues intrinsic to its structure6. Smart material properties, inherent to biological materials such as periosteal tissue, emerge from the manufacture of raw materials and the building of complex architectures by cells4. Recent advances in coupled multimodel imaging, computational modeling and experimental mechanics are unraveling the multiscale mechanobiology underpinning such emergent functional behavior. Here we discuss three examples, including stem cell mechanomics (the mechanics equivalent of the genome)7 and weaving of novel functional textiles inspired by the architecture and scaled up patterns of the natural structural protein fibers of the periosteum8.

    Biography: Professor Knothe Tate was recruited in July 2013 to become the inaugural Paul Trainor Chair of Biomedical Engineering at UNSW. Paul Trainor was the founder of the med tech industry in Australia, and the Trainor Chair was endowed to follow that legacy and to stimulate innovation and commercialisation in Australia's biomedical technology sector. Professor Knothe Tate has led a number of international biotech initiatives, integrating next generation implants with stem cell, orthopaedics and systems biology initiatives, through the U.S. National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the National Academy of Engineering's Consortium with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. She has a track record of leadership in strategic planning, innovation, R&D translation and educational program quality assessment for federal agencies (Australian Research Council's Excellence for Research in Australia), medical associations (American Association of Orthopaedic Surgery), private foundations (AO and Coulter Foundations), clinics (Cleveland Clinic), universities (Trinity College Dublin Innovation and Next Generation Medical Devices Theme), and industry (e.g. Harvard Apparatus, Leica Microsystems, Zeiss Microscopy). She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biomedical Engineering (AIMBE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), and Engineers Australia, all fellow-elected roles denoting the top tier of the profession.

    Professor Knothe Tate has been awarded a number of prizes and honors related to the clinical translation and innovation including the Walter H. Coulter Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for a novel composition and method for inducing bone growth and healing (Semifinalist). She also earned the Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award for an R&D technology that she invented and later commercialized in partnership with Harvard Apparatus. In addition, she was awarded the AO Foundation Research Fund Prize Award for her studies of periosteum and engineering of novel surgical implants, as well as the Christopher Columbus Foundation -“ U.S. Chamber of Commerce Life Sciences Award (2011) for commercialisation of the same, disruptive technology for which a U.S. patent was issued and international patents are pending. She has been awarded 3 international utility patents and has 2 patents pending, all for disruptive technologies and has published more than 75 peer reviewed journal articles, 7 book chapters as well as over 200 peer reviewed conference proceedings. She has given over 150 invited talks worldwide, including 18 keynote and plenary talks at leading technology and R&D conferences.

    Host: Ellis Meng, PhD

    Location: 217

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mischalgrace Diasanta

  • USC Stem Cell Seminar: Daniel Lim, University of California, San Francisco

    Tue, Nov 01, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Daniel Lim, University of California, San Francisco

    Talk Title: TBD

    Series: Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC Distinguished Speakers Series

    Host: USC Stem Cell

    More Info: http://stemcell.usc.edu/events

    Webcast: http://keckmedia.usc.edu/Mediasite/Catalog/catalogs/StemCellSeminar

    Location: Eli & Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Resch. (BCC) - First Floor Conference Room

    WebCast Link: http://keckmedia.usc.edu/Mediasite/Catalog/catalogs/StemCellSeminar

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Cristy Lytal/USC Stem Cell

    Event Link: http://stemcell.usc.edu/events

  • MIT Sloan Masters Program Information Session

    Tue, Nov 01, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Are you interested in doing a deep dive in finance or business analytics?? Join an MIT Sloan admissions representative over lunch and learn about our two specialized masters programs. Hear how innovation, collaboration, and global impact are at the heart of the MIT Sloan mission. Learn about MIT Sloan, program components, and the application process.

    Location: Charles Lee Powell Hall (PHE) - 223

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • Freshmen Welcome Event

    Tue, Nov 01, 2016 @ 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Receptions & Special Events

    The event consists of an introduction of the department, our faculty members and the research, as well as a roundtable discussion from a panelist of faculty and current students. Food and refreshments will be provided.

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

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Contact: Aleessa Atienza

  • CS Colloquium: Klaus Havelund (NASA) - A Notation and System for Inferring Event Stream Abstractions

    Tue, Nov 01, 2016 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Klaus Havelund, NASA

    Talk Title: A Notation and System for Inferring Event Stream Abstractions

    Series: CS Colloquium

    Abstract: This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Computer Science Research Colloquium.

    We propose a notation for specifying event stream abstractions for use in spacecraft telemetry processing. Our work is motivated by the need to quickly process streams with millions of events generated by the Curiosity rover on Mars. The approach builds a hierarchy of event abstractions for telemetry visualization and querying to aid human comprehension. Such abstractions can also be used as input to other runtime verification tools. Our notation is inspired by Allen's Temporal Logic, and provides a rule-based declarative way to express event abstractions. The system is written in Scala, with the specification language implemented as an internal DSL. It is based on parallel executing actors communicating via a publish-subscribe model. We illustrate the solution with several examples.

    Biography: Klaus Havelund is a Senior Research Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, California. He has worked in the domain of software correctness for over three decades, and has worked at NASA for nearly two decades. He was affiliated with NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley for eight years, before moving to JPL in Los Angeles. He has published over 120 papers and is an active member of the software verification research community. He special interests include techniques for monitoring actual systems behaviors, matching against expected behaviors, and more generally techniques for detecting errors in software programs.

    Host: Chao Wang

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

  • Schlumberger Info Session

    Tue, Nov 01, 2016 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Join representatives of this company as they share general company information and available opportunities.

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections