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  • **No Epstein Seminar, ISE 651 This Week (Due to INFORMS)**

    Tue, Nov 06, 2018

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • RASC Seminar: Sanjiv Singh (CMU) - Flying Cars: What's taking so long?

    Tue, Nov 06, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Sanjiv Singh, CMU

    Talk Title: Flying Cars: What's taking so long?

    Series: RASC Seminar Series

    Abstract: Almost a hundred years ago, before we had foreseen a world where cars drive themselves in traffic, the idea of a vehicle that could be both driven and flown had already taken hold of the public imagination. However compelling the imagery facilitated by the media and science fiction, we are still not close to an aerial analog of the self-driving car. While commonplace flying cars might be some time in coming, we might still ask what would be possible if we could realize "personal aviation". We could ask how such vehicles could operate safely and what steps we need to take to hasten their feasibility.

    Because flying cars would almost certainly have to be autonomous to be operable by non-pilots, many of the
    building blocks needed have immediate relevance in the agenda for developing autonomous drones, as well as,
    safety aids for pilots of the large number of aircraft that must fly at low elevation and land at unprepared sites.

    In my talk, I will discuss results from recent work with autonomous aircraft operating in unstructured environments
    focused on four technical goals: fly safe, land safe, fly without GPS, and, even when critical systems fail. I will
    show how presence of a human onboard an autonomous flying vehicle can improve both performance and reliability.
    I also will show results from a new class of methods that simultaneously produce dense reconstruction and
    low-drift 6DOF pose estimation in real time, with application to various scales of aircraft.

    Biography: Sanjiv Singh is a Research Professor at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University and the CEO of
    Near Earth Autonomy. He started his career working on the earliest autonomous ground vehicles to operate
    outdoors in 1985. Since then, he has led research efforts with applications in aviation, agriculture, mining and
    construction. In 2010 he led a team that demonstrated the first autonomous, full-scale helicopter capable of
    take off, search for viable landing sites and safe descent. He holds a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon
    University and is the founding editor of the Journal of Field Robotics.

    Host: Gaurav Sukhatme

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 406

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Theta Tau Mock Career Fair

    Theta Tau Mock Career Fair

    Tue, Nov 06, 2018 @ 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Theta Tau is hosting a Mock Career Fair on Tuesday November 6 from 3:30-6:00 PM in the E-Quad. The event will be structured like a normal career fair but companies will give participants constructive criticism on their elevator pitch, resume, and overall professional presentation after talking. Business formal required and you must register via the the link below. All companies will be collecting resumes except for West Monroe and Accenture!

    Companies attending are: Accenture, Facebook, IBM Security, Honeywell Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Medtronic, Protiviti, Pepsi&Co and West Monroe

    REGISTER HERE BEFORE 11/04 12:00 PM: Mock Career Fair Registration

    This event is open to ALL VITERBI UNDERGRADUATES ONLY. Business formal required. Participants can come whenever they are available between 3:30 - 6:00 PM but keep in mind that there might be lines to talk to recruiters.

    Stop by for some networking and professional growth, our companies are excited to help!

    Location: Engineering Quad

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Contact: Theta Tau

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  • Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Seminar - Distinguished Lecture Series

    Tue, Nov 06, 2018 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Professor Paul Salvador, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

    Talk Title: Combinatorial Substrate Epitaxy and the Design of Materials

    Abstract: Over the past few decades, advancement in epitaxial growth of complex oxides has been remarkable. Most of these advances have been made using a surprisingly small number of commercially available single crystal substrates (perovskite, fluorite, corundum, rock salt, etc.). If appropriate substrates were available across all structural families, we would accelerate the design and synthesis of new materials with attractive properties. I will discuss our work on an approach to solving this dilemma, called Combinatorial Substrate Epitaxy (or CSE). In CSE we use epi-polished polycrystalline ceramics as substrates and automated electron backscatter diffraction as a non-destructive local structural characterization method. We map the orientation of hundreds of substrate grains prior to growth, then map film orientations on those same grains after deposition and use in-house programs to determine the epitaxial orientation relationships (ORs) across all of orientation space (in a single experiment). Importantly, each grain in a polycrystal behaves as an individual single crystal substrate, usually exhibiting grain-over-grain epitaxial growth. A bit surprisingly, there are only a small number (one or two) of epitaxial ORs observed across orientation space, which are largely independent of the surface orientation. On substrates where competitive polymorph nucleation occurs, the winner of the competition can be rationalized using observed ORs and planar matching on low-index orientations. Because of this, we have been able to develop a computational method that guides epitaxial synthesis. Density functional theory computations are combined with continuum models of nucleation to guide the selection of thermodynamically accessible materials and polymorph directing substrates. I will use a variety of film / substrate structural pairs to make these points, including BO2, B2O3, ABO3, A2BO4, and A2B2O7. I will describe how CSE opens the door for the predictive design of materials with new properties and the synthesis pathways to make them.

    Host: Dr. Jayakanth Ravichandran

    Location: 200

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Karen Woo/Mork Family

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