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Events for November 06, 2019

  • Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

    Wed, Nov 06, 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

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Repeating EventLean Green Belt

    Wed, Nov 06, 2019 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Abstract: This three-day course provides an in-dept understanding of Lean enterprise principles and how to apply them within your organization.


    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/industrial-systems-engineering/lean-green-belt/

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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    Posted By: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • PhD Academic Career Mentoring Panel Series

    Wed, Nov 06, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Doctoral Programs

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Timothy Pinkston, Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs, and Faculty Panel,

    Talk Title: Applying and Interviewing for Academic Positions

    Abstract: The Viterbi School of Engineering initiated an Academic Career Mentoring Panel Series to encourage Ph.D. students and postdocs to pursue a rewarding career in academia and research. Distinguished faculty will discuss their academic paths and offer strategic advice and answer your questions. Engineering Ph.D. students and postdocs from all areas and departments are strongly encouraged to attend.

    Host: Viterbi School of Engineering

    More Info: https://viterbigrad.usc.edu/instructional-support/events-workshops/phd-academic-career-mentoring-panel-series/

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - 116

    Audiences: Ph.D. and Postdoctoral

    Posted By: Tracy Charles

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

    Wed, Nov 06, 2019 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Prabal Dutta, University of California, Berkeley

    Talk Title: Enabling the SmartGrid with IoT Sensors and Edge-Cloud Analytics

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

    Abstract: Wireless sensors and edge-cloud analytics have the potential to gather and process vast amounts of data about the physical world, offering radical new insights about everything from critical infrastructure to interpersonal interactions. But designing, deploying, and operating geographically-distributed systems consisting a hierarchy of sensing, storage, compute, and communication elements raises interesting new challenges across the system stack. In this talk, we will discuss our experiences designing new IoT systems to address several power and power grid monitoring problems. In particular, this talk will focus on three systems-”PowerBlade, Triumvi, and GridWatch-”and their motivation, design, and deployment. PowerBlade explores how to cost-effectively characterize, capture, and classify widespread plug-load energy usage-”representing the fastest growing and least understood segment of end-use energy consumption-”across hundreds of homes and offices representing tens of thousands of sensors. Triumvi explores how to make circuit level energy metering, useful for a variety of facilities trending, energy savings, and fault detection & diagnostics applications, more efficient and scalable. Finally, GridWatch explores how to scalably and cost-effectively detect and respond to the power outages that stymie residential and business activity in under-developed power grids using mobile and fixed sensors, data analytics, and reporting systems in Sub-Saharan Africa, finding that conventional approaches to outage detection systems vastly underreport customer experiences. These systems all share a similar architecture, require new sensor devices and edge-cloud data processing, and wrestle with power management and networking. But they ultimately demonstrate both the tremendous potential and the significant challenges of this nascent computing class.


    Biography: Prabal Dutta is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of Calfornia at Berkeley, where he co-directors the CONIX Research Center. Previously, he was a Morris Wellman Faculty Development Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. His interests span circuits, systems, and software, with a focus on mobile, wireless, embedded, networked, and sensing systems with applications to health, energy, and the environment. His work has yielded dozens of hardware and software systems, has won five Top Pick/Best Paper Awards, two Best Paper Nominations, and a Potential Test of Time 2025 Award, as well as several demo, design, and industry competitions. His work has been directly commercialized by a dozen companies and indirectly by many dozens more, has been utilized by thousands of researchers and practitioners worldwide, and is on display at Silicon Valley's Computer History Museum.

    His research has been recognized with an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, an NSF CAREER Award, a Popular Science Brilliant Ten Award, an Intel Early Career Faculty Fellowship, and as a Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship Finalist. He has served as chair or co-chair of MobiSys '18, BuildSys '17, IPSN '17, ESWEEK '17 IoT Day, HotMobile '16, SenSys '14, and HotPower '11, and on the DARPA ISAT Study Group from 2012-2016, where he co-chaired numerous studies. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley (2009), where NSF and Microsoft Research Graduate Fellowships supported his research. He received an M.S. in Electrical Engineering (2004) and a B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering (1997), both from The Ohio State University. Website: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~prabal

    Host: Paul Bogdan

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Talyia White

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Nov 06, 2019 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Carlos M. Portela, Caltech

    Talk Title: Fabrication, Mechanical Characterization, and Modeling of 3D Architected Materials upon Static and Dynamic Loading

    Abstract: Architected materials have been ubiquitous in nature, enabling unique properties that are unachievable by monolithic, homogeneous materials. Inspired by natural processes, man-made three-dimensional (3D) architected materials have been reported to enable novel mechanical properties such as high stiffness- to-density ratios or extreme resilience, increasingly so when nanoscale size effects are present. However, most architected materials have relied on advanced additive manufacturing techniques that are not yet scalable and yield small sample sizes. Additionally, most of these nano- and micro-architected materials have only been studied in the static regime, leaving the dynamic parameter space unexplored.



    In this talk, we discuss advances in our understanding of architected materials by: (i ) proposing numerical and theoretical tools that predict the behavior of architected materials with non-ideal geometries, (ii ) presenting a pathway for scalable fabrication of tunable nano-architected materials, and (iii ) exploring the response of nano- and micro-architected materials under three types of dynamic loading. We first explore the mechanics of lattice architectures with features at the micro- and millimeter scales, and discuss the effect of nodes (i.e., junctions) to obtain more accurate computational and theoretical predictive tools. Going beyond lattices, we propose alternative node-less geometries that exhibit extreme mechanical resilience at the nanoscale, and we harness self-assembly processes to demonstrate a pathway to fabricate them in cubic-centimeter volumes while maintaining nanoscale resolution. Lastly, we venture into the dynamic regime by designing, fabricating, and testing micro-architected materials that exhibit vibrational band gaps in the MHz regime as well as nano-architected materials with extreme energy absorption upon microparticle supersonic impact.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://ame.usc.edu/seminars/

    Location: John Stauffer Science Lecture Hall (SLH) - 102

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Tessa Yao

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  • Alumni & Industry Spotlight: Industrial & Systems

    Wed, Nov 06, 2019 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Receptions & Special Events


    Learn more about a potential career, network with alumni, and come have dinner on us!

    The first installment of the Viterbi Alumni & Industry Spotlight Panel is on Wednesday, November 6th from 7:00-8:00 pm in Ronald Tutor Hall (RTH) 211.

    The panel will feature ISE alumni working in a variety of industries including: Consulting, Project Management and Healthcare!

    ALL MAJORS WELCOME! Free Pizza!
    Dress Code: Casual

    RSVP is required - the RSVP link is emailed to all undergraduate students.

    Meet our Alumni Panelists!

    Irwin Umali: Bachelor of Science: Industrial & Systems Engineering (2017). Current position -“ Engineer at Adventist Health, an integrated health system with clinics and hospitals across the West Coast and Hawaii who strive to inspire health, wholeness and hope.

    Ashley Morris: Bachelor of Science: Industrial & Systems Engineering (2016). Current position - Senior Associate in SAP Government, Risk and Compliance at KPMG, a global network of tax, audit professional advisory services.

    Justin Newton: Bachelor of Science: Industrial & Systems Engineering (1995) Current position - VP Project Management, Planning, and Cost Control at Walt Disney Imagineering, the creative engine that designs and builds all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions, and cruise ships worldwide, and oversees the creative aspects of Disney games, merchandise product development, and publishing businesses.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 211

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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