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Events for December 04, 2019

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

    Wed, Dec 04, 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

    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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

    Wed, Dec 04, 2019 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Neelesh B. Mehta, ECE Department, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

    Talk Title: Transmit Antenna Selection in Underlay Spectrum Sharing: Role of Interference Constraint, Channel State Information, and Power Adaptation

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

    Abstract: Spectrum sharing mitigates the scarcity of radio spectrum by enabling different classes of users to utilize spectrum together without exclusively and inefficiently allocating the spectrum to just one class of users. In the underlay paradigm of spectrum sharing, a low priority secondary user can transmit concurrently in the same spectrum as a high priority primary user but must ensure that the interference it causes to the primary receiver is constrained. We investigate transmit antenna selection to improve the performance of such interference-constrained underlay spectrum sharing systems. It exploits the spatial diversity afforded by multiple antennas but with much less hardware.
    We characterize the optimal antenna selection and power adaptation rules for several stochastic interference constraints. The fact that the choice of the antenna at the secondary transmitter is driven not just by the channel gains from it to the secondary receiver's antennas, but also by the interference it causes to the primary receiver makes the class of problems that we study interesting and novel. The optimal antenna selection and power adaptation rules that we arrive at differ significantly from the ad hoc approaches pursued in the literature and lead to markedly lower symbol error rates. They bring out the significant and varied influence the triumvirate of interference constraint, channel state information, and power adaptation has on antenna selection.

    Biography: Neelesh B. Mehta is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Prior to joining IISc in 2007, he worked at AT&T Research Labs, Broadcom Corp., and Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs in USA for 7 years. He received his PhD degree from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA in 2001 and his B.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in 1996.

    His research focuses on wireless communications. He has worked on topics related to 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular communication standards, energy harvesting and green wireless sensor networks, cognitive radio, cooperative communications, multi-antenna technologies, and multiple access protocols.

    He is a Fellow of the IEEE, Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), and the National Academy of Sciences India (NASI). He is a recipient of several awards such as the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, Swarnajayanti Fellowship, Khosla National Award, and Vikram Sarabhai Research Award. He served on the Executive Editorial Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications during 2014-17 and served as its Chair during 2017-18. He also served on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society from 2012-15.

    Host: Paul Bogdan, pbogdan@usc.edu

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia Veal

  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Dec 04, 2019 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Alison Marsden, Stanford

    Talk Title: Patient-Specific Modeling for Virtual Treatment Planning in Pediatric Cardiology

    Abstract: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, with nearly 1 in 4 deaths caused by heart disease alone. In children, congenital heart disease affects 1 in 100 infants, and is the leading cause of infant mortality in the US. Patient-specific modeling based on medical image data increasingly enables personalized medicine and individualized treatment planning in cardiovascular disease patients, providing key links between the mechanical environment and subsequent disease progression. We will discuss recent methodological advances in cardiovascular simulations, including (1) optimization and uncertainty quantification for surgical planning, and (2) a unified finite element formulation for fluid structure interaction towards fluid solid growth. Clinical application of these methods will be demonstrated in two applications: 1) a novel surgical method for stage one single ventricle palliation, and 2) virtual treatment planning in pediatric patients with peripheral pulmonary stenosis. We will also provide an overview of our open source SimVascular project, which makes our tools available to the scientific community (www.simvascular.org). Finally, we will provide an outlook on recent successes and challenges of translating modeling tools to the clinic.

    Biography: Alison Marsden is an associate professor in the departments of Pediatrics, Bioengineering, and, by courtesy, Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. She is a member of the Institute for Mathematical and Computational Engineering. From 2007-2015 she was a faculty member in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCSD. She graduated with a BSE degree in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University in 1998, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford in 2005. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University in Bioengineering from 2005-07. She was the recipient of a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface in 2007, an NSF CAREER award in 2011, and was elected as a fellow of AIMBE and SIAM in 2018. She has published over 100 peer reviewed journal papers and serves on the editorial board of several journals. Her research focuses on the development of numerical methods for cardiovascular blood flow simulation and application of engineering tools to impact patient care in cardiovascular surgery and congenital heart disease.

    Host: AME Department

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

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao