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  • Transforming Healthcare with Data

    Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Various , HTE@USC

    Talk Title: Transforming Healthcare with Data

    Abstract: LOCATION:
    Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC
    3540 South Figueroa Street
    Grand Ballroom
    Los Angeles, CA 90007

    This conference explores the challenges/opportunities in digital health and will bring together healthcare professionals, data experts, civic leaders, and entrepreneurs to discuss how we can use data-driven solutions and digital technology to improve quality of care.

    Tickets and RSVP here https://www.healthdata17.com

    Biography: Dr. Sanger, MD, PhD is the opening speaker at 9:00am!
    Dr. Sanger is the David L. Lee and Simon Ramo Chair in Health Science and Technology at USC, a provost associate professor of biomedical engineering, neurology and biokinesiology at USC's Viterbi School of Engineering and USC's Keck School of Medicine. Sanger also is an electrical engineer, computational neuroscientist and child neurologist at CHLA.


    Dr. George Tolomiczenko, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. an expert in interdisciplinary academic programs, digital health, healthcare innovation and healthcare entrepreneurship is speaking from 4:50pm - 5:30pm.

    Host: HTE@USC

    More Info: https://www.healthdata17.com

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Nadine Afari

    Event Link: https://www.healthdata17.com

  • Community College Counselor Conference

    Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 08:30 AM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events

    This full-day program will introduce college counselors, independent counselors and CBOs that serve transfer students, to USC's transfer admission and financial aid practices and include: presentations by several of our academic units; tours of campus; and a luncheon with USC admission, financial aid and academic unit representatives.

    RSVP Here

    Location: Town & Gown (TGF) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Admission

  • Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar Series on Integrated Systems

    Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Jane Gu, Associate Professor, University of California, Davis

    Talk Title: Phase Noise Filter for LO Phase Noise Suppression

    Host: Profs. Hossein Hashemi, Mike Chen, Mahta Moghaddam, and Dina El-Damak

    More Information: MHI Seminar Series IS - Jane Gu.pdf

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 248

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jenny Lin


    Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Timotei Centea, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, USC

    Talk Title: Advanced Manufacturing of Aerospace Composite

    Host: Engineering Honors Program & Dr. Prata

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Su Stevens

  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

    Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Shannon M. Mumenthaler, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medicine - USC Westside Prostate Cancer Center

    Talk Title: TBA

    Abstract: TBA

    Biography: Dr. Mumenthaler is an Assistant Professor of Research Medicine at the CAMM. She received a B.S. in Genetics from UC Davis and a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from UCLA. Although her primary scientific training is in cell biology, Dr. Mumenthaler applies a unique multidisciplinary approach toward her research program, partnering with mathematicians, clinicians, and engineers to explore critical areas in cancer. Her current research interests focus on the development of tools to better understand the evolutionary dynamics of tumor progression and drug resistance with specific investigations into the influence of microenvironmental selective pressures on tumor cell behavior. Toward this goal, Dr. Mumenthaler is closely collaborating with mathematical modelers to combine novel computational platforms with diverse experimental measurements to test and refine biological hypotheses and make clinically relevant predictions.

    Host: Brent Liu, PhD

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mischalgrace Diasanta

  • Munushian Speaker - Ana Claudia Arias, Friday, November 3rd at 2:00pm in EEB 132

    Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Ana Claudia Arias, University of California, Berkeley

    Talk Title: Printed Flexible Wearable Medical Devices

    Abstract: Wearable noninvasive medical sensing is extremely promising for monitoring human performance during physically demanding tasks. Printed sensors provide a distinct advantage over rigid sensors at establishing high-fidelity sensor-skin interfaces due to their inherently flexible material systems and form factors. Hence, these sensors are suitable for monitoring vital signs as well as analytes in bodily fluids. We have demonstrated an integrated wearable and flexible multi-sensor platform capable of simultaneous bioelectronic and biophotonic sensing of physiological state of the human body. The sensor platform is
    composed of printed photoplethysmography (PPG) and sweat sensors. The PPG sensor uses blade coated red and near-infrared (NIR) organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and an organic photodiode (OPD) to optically measure heart rate and blood oxygenation. The sweat sensor is comprised of printed sodium, ammonium and lactate sensors. The lactate sensor exhibits high sensitivity of 26 uA/mM cm2 with the linear detection range of 1-20 mM of lactate. The sodium and ammonium sensors exhibit near-Nernstian response with sensitivities of 60.0 +/- 4.0 mV (detection range: 1-100 mM) and 56.1 +/- 2.2mV (detection range: 0.1-100 mM) per decade of concentrations, respectively. The sensors are interfaced with a Bluetooth System on Chip for wirelessly reading out sensor data. The complete system is powered by two flexible printed batteries at 8 V and are of 40 mAh capacity. This integrated platform can provide meaningful data to the end-users or healthcare professionals stretching the application domain of wearable sensing beyond the fitness domain to medical diagnostics.

    Biography: Dr. Ana Claudia Arias is a Professor at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department at the University of California in Berkeley and a faculty director at the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC) and SWARM lab. Prior to joining the University of California she was the head of the Printed Electronic Devices Area and a Member of Research Staff at PARC, a Xerox Company, Palo Alto, CA. She went to PARC from Plastic Logic in Cambridge, UK where she led the semiconductor group. She received her PhD on semiconducting polymer blends for photovoltaic devices from the Physics Department at the University of Cambridge, UK. Prior to that, she received her master and bachelor degrees in Physics from the Federal University of Paraná in Curitiba, Brazil. Her research focuses on devices based on solution processed materials and applications development for flexible sensors and electronic systems. Ana Claudia is the chair of ThinFilm Electronics Technical Advisory Council and she is an author of over 100 peer reviewed publications and issued patents.

    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

  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Dan Biller,

    Talk Title: TBA

    Abstract: TBA

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) - 146

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes

  • Electrical Engineering Seminar

    Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr Vincent Gripon, IMT Atlantique

    Talk Title: Generalizing Convolutional Neural Networks to Graph Domains

    Abstract: For the past few years, various works have aimed at tackling the problem of extending Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs)to irregular domains. In this presentation, we propose to use graphs as an intermediate solution, thus deriving two subproblems: a) identifying a graph given a set of signals and b) defining CNN-like structures given
    a graph domain. For both problems we introduce original approaches and discuss their performance.

    Biography: Vincent Gripon is a permanent researcher with IMT-Atlantique (Institut Mines-Télécom), Brest, France. He obtained his M.S. from École Normale Supérieure of Cachan and his Ph.D. from Télécom Bretagne. His research interests lie at the intersection of information
    theory, computer science and neural networks. He co-authored about 60 papers in the above-mentioned domains.

    Host: Dr. Antonio Ortega

    More Information: Vincent Gripon Seminar.pdf

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 248

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Gloria Halfacre

  • NL Seminar-Structured Predictions: Practical Advancements and Applications in Natural Language Processing

    Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Kai-Wei Chang , UCLA

    Talk Title: Structured Predictions: Practical Advancements and Applications in Natural Language Processing

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: Many machine learning problems involve making joint predictions over a set of mutually dependent output variables. The dependencies between output variables can be represented by a structure, such as a sequence, a tree, a clustering of nodes, or a graph. Structured prediction models have been proposed for problems of this type. In this talk, I will describe a collection of results that improve several aspects of these approaches. Our results lead to efficient and effective algorithms for learning structured prediction models, which, in turn, support weak supervision signals and improve training and evaluation speed. I will also discuss potential risks and challenges when using structured prediction models

    Biography: Kai-Wei Chang is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published broadly in machine learning and natural language processing. His research has mainly focused on designing machine learning methods for handling large and complex data. He has been involved in developing several machine learning libraries, including LIBLINEAR, Vowpal Wabbit, and Illinois-SL. He was an assistant professor at the University of Virginia in 2016-2017. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015 and was a post-doctoral researcher at Microsoft Research in 2016. Kai-Wei was awarded the EMNLP Best Long Paper Award 2017, KDD Best Paper Award 2010, and the Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Award 2011.

    Host: Marjan Ghazvininejad and Kevin Knight

    More Info: http://kwchang.net

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 11th Flr Conf Rm # 1135, Marina Del Rey

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Peter Zamar

    Event Link: http://kwchang.net

  • Mentoring KBBQ

    Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 05:45 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity

    Are you a mentor or mentee who loves KBBQ? Come join ASBME for some delicious KBBQ in Los Angeles! It's a great opportunity to enjoy a delicious and ~discounted~ dinner while meeting other students in the mentoring program! Spots are limited so sign up quickly!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering