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  • Photonics Seminar - Galan Moody, Tuesday, November 8th at 3pm in MCB 101

    Tue, Nov 08, 2022 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Galan Moody, University of California Santa Barbara

    Talk Title: Integrated Quantum Photonics Beyond Silicon

    Abstract: Silicon-on-insulator has been an indispensable platform for classical and quantum photonics, but it is lacking in several aspects that are needed for the next generation of advanced quantum technologies. Beyond silicon, there is a spectrum of alternative crystalline materials-”such as compound semiconductors, lithium niobate, and 2D materials-”that have the potential to enable radically new device concepts and related quantum technologies. In this presentation, I will highlight my group's progress in developing several heterogeneous photonic platforms to address key challenges in quantum communications, networking, and distributed information processing. These include AlGaAs-on-insulator photonics for ultra-efficient entangled-pair generation, squeezing, and frequency-bin information processing; the integration of AlGaAs and 2D material single-photon sources with silicon photonics; and hybrid quantum dot devices with opto-electronic and opto-mechanical resonators for dynamic tuning and quantum transduction.

    Biography: Professor Moody joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of California Santa Barbara in July 2019. Prior to moving to Santa Barbara, he was a Research Scientist (2015-2019) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado, USA, a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow at NIST (2013-2015), and a postdoctoral associate at the University of Texas, Austin, USA (2013). He received his PhD Degree in Physics (2013) and his BSc Degree in Engineering Physics (2008) from the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a recipient of an Air Force Young Investigator Program award (2020) and an NSF CAREER award (2021) for research on integrated quantum photonic technologies. He serves as a thrust co-lead and on the executive committee for UCSB's Quantum Foundry (an NSF institute for quantum materials and related technologies), on the technical program committees for several conferences including CLEO, and on the editorial board for IOP's Journal of Physics: Photonics.

    Host: Mercedeh Khajavikhan

    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski

  • Ignite your "Self" with USC Alumn Nihharika Singh

    Tue, Nov 08, 2022 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    A job is a dream but to accomplish the dreams of your life, you must know how to move in the direction to reach where you want to be in your life! More than that, you require a perfect balance of choosing the right things to overcome your fears, prepare for interviews, job applications and constant motivation.

    What you are doing today is enough or there is something that you are overlooking?

    To have all your answers and to know how to be the one who accomplishes what they want in life, we are launching a unique mentorship program: Ignite your SELF to help all of you to become your own guide in life. This program is a creation of Nihharika Singh, a USC ALUMN, Graduate Ambassador @USC Viterbi, who is a biomedical engineering major, a researcher, a CEO, an educator, a public speaker and much more.

    This workshop is a series that will help you to overcome what you fear to land up on a job and help you become powerful to understand what you are best at!


    Location: Zoom, please see below for details on how to RSVP

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • Epstein Institute - ISE 651 Seminar

    Tue, Nov 08, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Prof. Jose Blanchet, Professor, Dept. of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University

    Talk Title: Optimal Transport and Distributionally Robust Optimization

    Host: Dr. Renyuan Xu

    More Information: November 8, 2022.pdf

    Location: Online/Zoom

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

  • MFD Seminar: "Bottom-Up Biology": Building Synthetic Cells

    Tue, Nov 08, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Professor Allen Liu, Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Biophysics, University of Michigan

    Talk Title: "Bottom-Up Biology": Building Synthetic Cells

    Series: MFD Distinguished Lecture Series

    Abstract: "Biological membranes are involved in many cellular processes including cell migration, membrane trafficking, and cell signaling. A significant amount of work has elucidated the molecular machineries that regulate dynamic membrane-based processes. In parallel, there are growing interests in recent years in trying to understand how the mechanical state of the cells is utilized as a regulatory input to control cellular processes. My lab is broadly interested in studying the mechanochemical responses and force generation of biological systems, both in cells and in cell-like systems. In this talk, I will present two directions in building cell-like systems referred to as synthetic cells. In the first part of the talk, I will describe the self-organization of the reconstituted actin network, with crosslinker proteins and molecular motor myosin, in synthetic cells. Depending on the confinement size and concentrations of actin crosslinkers, distinct actomyosin patterns emerge in the form of asters and rings and could constrict the synthetic cell. In the second part of the talk, I will describe a general synthetic cell platform that makes use of encapsulation of mammalian cell-free expression reactions to reconstitute membrane proteins for generating membrane-active synthetic cells. I will share our work on building mechanosensitive synthetic cells and ongoing work on building synthetic neurons."

    Biography: Allen Liu received a B.Sc. degree in Biochemistry (Honors) from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, in 2001. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biophysics in 2007 from the University of California, Berkeley, and received his post-doctoral training at The Scripps Research Institute-La Jolla. He started his group in 2012, and he is currently an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Biophysics at the University of Michigan. His current research interests lie in cellular mechanotransduction and uses tools from quantitative cell biology, synthetic biology, biophysics, and microfluidics. He is a recipient of the NIH Director's New Innovator Award, a Young Innovator by Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE), a Rising Star from CMBE-BMES, and Future of Biophysics Burroughs Wellcome Fund Symposium speaker. He is a recipient of the Endeavour Executive Fellowship (Australia) and the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researcher (Germany).

    Host: Professor Zeno, Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    More Information: Allen Liu Seminar Flyer 11.8.22.pdf

    Location: James H. Zumberge Hall Of Science (ZHS) - 352

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Anthony Tritto

  • DEN@Viterbi - Online Graduate Engineering Virtual Information Session

    Tue, Nov 08, 2022 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    DEN@Viterbi, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Join USC Viterbi School of Engineering for a virtual information session via WebEx, providing an introduction to DEN@Viterbi, our top ranked online delivery system. Discover the 40+ graduate engineering and computer science programs available entirely online.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to connect directly with USC Viterbi representatives during the session to discuss the admission process, program details and the benefits of online delivery.

    Register Today!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7f6179e91a725a64e312b7760d319617

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs