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  • Repeating EventMeet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

    Fri, Dec 08, 2017

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events

    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen 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!


    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - USC Admission Office

    Audiences: Prospective Freshmen & Family Members

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

    Fri, Dec 08, 2017 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Talk Title: Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

    Abstract: December 6-8, 2017
    9:00am - 5:00pm

    Learn how to integrate principles of business, statistics, and engineering to achieve tangible results. Master the use of Six Sigma to quantify the critical quality issues in your company. Once the issues have been quantified, statistics can be applied to provide probabilities of success and failure. Six Sigma methods increase productivity and enhance quality. As a Six Sigma green belt, you will be equipped to support and champion a Six Sigma implementation in your organization. To earn the Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate, you will be required to pass the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineer's green belt exam (administered on the final day of the course).

    Host: USC Viterbi Executive Education

    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/six-sigma-lean-certification/six-sigma-green-belt-process-improvement/

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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    Contact: Viterbi Professional Programs

    Event Link: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/six-sigma-lean-certification/six-sigma-green-belt-process-improvement/

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  • Department of Biomedical Engineering Systems Cellular-Molecular Bioengineering Distinguished Speaker Series

    Fri, Dec 08, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Morteza Ghrarib, PhD, Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Bio-Inspired Engineering, California Institute of Technology

    Talk Title: The Role of Flow in the Morphodynamics of Embryonic Heart

    Series: Department of Biomedical Engineering Systems Cellular-Molecular Bioengineering Distinguished Speaker Series

    Abstract: Nature has shown us that some hearts do not require valves to achieve unidirectional flow. In its earliest stages, the vertebrate heart consists of a primitive tube that drives blood through a simple vascular network nourishing tissues and other developing organ systems. We have shown that in the case of the embryonic zebrafish heart, an elastic wave resonance mechanism based on impedance mismatches at the boundaries of the heart tube is the likely mechanism responsible for the valveless pumping behavior. When functioning normally, mature heart valves prevent intracardiac retrograde blood flow; before valves develop there is considerable regurgitation, resulting in oscillatory flow between the atrium and ventricle. We show that reversing flows are particularly strong stimuli to endothelial cells and that heart valves form as a developmental response to oscillatory blood flow through the maturing heart.

    Biography: Mory Gharib is the Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Bio-Inspired Engineering, the Director of the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT), and the Director of the Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies. Dr. Gharib is recognized for his accomplishments as an entrepreneur and founder of several successful imaging technology companies. He owns over 100 U.S. patents in biomedical applications and imaging technology. Professor Gharib's current research interests in conventional fluid dynamics include vortex dynamics, active and passive flow control, micro fluid dynamics, bio-inspired wind and hydro energy harvesting, as well as advanced flow-imaging diagnostics. His bio-mechanics and medical engineering research include cardiovascular fluid dynamics, aquatic-breathing/propulsion, and development of medical devices such as heart valves, cardiovascular health monitoring, and drug delivery systems.

    Host: Megan McCain, PhD

    More Information: GHARIB.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mischalgrace Diasanta

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    Fri, Dec 08, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Nasrin Mostafazadeh , BenevolentAI lab


    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: Building AI systems that can process user input, understand it, and generate an engaging and contextually relevant output in response, has been one of the longest-running goals in AI. Humans use a variety of modalities, such as language and visual cues, to communicate. A major trigger to our meaningful communications are events and how they causeenable future events. In this talk, I will present my research about language comprehension and language generation around events, with a major focus on commonsense reasoning, world knowledge, and context modeling. I will focus on multiple context modalities such as narrative, conversational, and visual. Finally, I will highlight my recent work on language comprehension in the biomedical domain for finding cures for major diseases.

    Biography: Nasrin Mostafazadeh is a senior research scientist at BenevolentAI labs. She recently got her PhD at the University of Rochester working with James Allen in conversational interaction and dialogue research group. During her PhD, she spent about a year at Microsoft and a summer at Google doing research on various NLP problems.

    Nasrins research focuses on language comprehension, mainly studying events to predict what happens next. She has developed models for tackling various research tasks for pushing AI toward deeper language understanding with applications ranging from story generation to vision and language. Recently, she has been working on language comprehension in the biomedical domain, with the goal of finding cures for major diseases such as cancer by leveraging millions of unstructured data.

    Host: Marjan Ghazvininejad and Kevin Knight

    More Info: http://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Peter Zamar

    Event Link: http://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

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  • Alumni & Parent Reception & Dinner in Hong Kong

    Fri, Dec 08, 2017 @ 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering Alumni

    Receptions & Special Events

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering's
    Parent and Alumni Reception in Hong Kong
    Featuring Dean Yannis Yortsos

    Friday, December 8 2017
    6:00pm Reception, 7:00pm Dinner
    Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

    RSVP Here: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5uSKyhKBsEvG2z3
    or call Etta Wong or Polianna Chan in Hong Kong at (852) 2501-0108

    Location: Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong

    Audiences: USC Alumni

    Contact: James Morse

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