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

    Mon, Jan 07, 2019

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors 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!

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Viterbi Career Gateway Lab - Bring your Laptop!

    Tue, Jan 08, 2019 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Take part in a live tutorial to help you navigate Viterbi Career Gateway, a powerful job & internship search tool available ONLY to Viterbi students.

    Bring your Laptop!

    For more information about Labs & Open Forums, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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

    Wed, Jan 09, 2019

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors 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!

    RSVP

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Jan 09, 2019 @ 12:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


    Bi-Weekly regular faculty meeting for invited full-time Computer Science faculty only. Event details emailed directly to attendees.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 526

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Viterbi Career Gateway Lab - Bring your Laptop!

    Wed, Jan 09, 2019 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Take part in a live tutorial to help you navigate Viterbi Career Gateway, a powerful job & internship search tool available ONLY to Viterbi students.

    Bring your Laptop!

    For more information about Labs & Open Forums, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Gateway Lab - Bring your Laptop!

    Thu, Jan 10, 2019 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Take part in a live tutorial to help you navigate Viterbi Career Gateway, a powerful job & internship search tool available ONLY to Viterbi students.

    Bring your Laptop!

    For more information about Labs & Open Forums, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Processing Data Where It Makes Sense In Modern Computing Systems: Enabling In-Memory Computation

    Thu, Jan 10, 2019 @ 03:45 PM - 05:45 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Onur Mutlu, ETH Zurich, Carnegie Mellon University

    Talk Title: Processing Data Where It Makes Sense In Modern Computing Systems: Enabling In-Memory Computation

    Abstract: Today's systems are overwhelmingly designed to move data to computation. This design choice goes directly against at least three key trends in systems that cause performance, scalability and energy bottlenecks: 1) data access from memory is already a key bottleneck as applications become more data-intensive and memory bandwidth and energy do not scale well, 2) energy consumption is a key constraint in especially mobile and server systems, 3) data movement is very expensive in terms of bandwidth, energy and latency, much more so than computation. These trends are especially severely-felt in the data-intensive server and energy-constrained mobile systems of today.

    At the same time, conventional memory technology is facing many scaling challenges in terms of reliability, energy, and performance. As a result, memory system architects are open to organizing memory in different ways and making it more intelligent, at the expense of slightly higher cost. The emergence of 3D-stacked memory plus logic as well as the adoption of error correcting codes inside the latest DRAM chips are an evidence of this trend.

    In this talk, I will discuss some recent research that aims to practically enable computation close to data. After motivating trends in applications as well as technology, we will discuss at least two
    promising directions: 1) performing massively-parallel bulk operations in memory by exploiting the analog operational properties of DRAM, with low-cost changes, 2) exploiting the logic layer in 3D-stacked memory technology in various ways to accelerate important data-intensive applications. In both approaches, we will discuss relevant cross-layer research, design, and adoption challenges in devices, architecture, systems, applications, and programming models. Our focus will be the development of in-memory processing designs that can be adopted in real computing platforms and real data-intensive applications, spanning machine learning, graph processing and genome analysis, at low cost. If time permits, we will also discuss and describe simulation and evaluation infrastructures that can enable exciting and forward-looking research in future memory systems, including Ramulator and SoftMC.

    Biography: Onur Mutlu is a Professor of Computer Science at ETH Zurich. He is also a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University, where he previously held Strecker Early Career Professorship. His current broader research interests are in computer architecture, systems, and bioinformatics. A variety of techniques he, along with his group and collaborators, has invented over the years have influenced industry and have been employed in commercial microprocessors and memory/storage systems. He obtained his PhD and MS in ECE from the University of Texas at Austin and BS degrees in Computer Engineering and Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He started the Computer Architecture Group at Microsoft Research (2006-2009), and held various product and research positions at Intel Corporation, Advanced Micro Devices, VMware, and Google. He received the inaugural IEEE Computer Society Young Computer Architect Award, the inaugural Intel Early Career Faculty Award, US National Science Foundation CAREER Award, Carnegie Mellon University Ladd Research Award, faculty partnership awards from various companies, and a healthy number of best paper or "Top Pick" paper recognitions at various computer systems, architecture, and hardware security venues. He is an ACM Fellow "for contributions to computer architecture research,
    especially in memory systems", IEEE Fellow for "contributions to computer architecture research and practice", and an elected member of the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea). For more information, please see his webpage at https://people.inf.ethz.ch/omutlu/.

    Host: Xuehai Qian, xuehai.qian@usc.edu

    More Information: 19.01.10 Onur Mutlu_CENG Seminar.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Brienne Moore

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

    Fri, Jan 11, 2019

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors 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!

    RSVP

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Transfer Day - Morning Session

    Fri, Jan 11, 2019 @ 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    TRANSFER DAY FEATURES: A presentation from Viterbi Admission, Campus Tours, Academic Department Visits, and more!

    If you have questions about engineering and the transfer process then Transfer Day is for you. Transfer Day is a half-day comprehensive program designed to give you the most in-depth look at the transfer process and academic life at USC. Specifically, the program includes presentations on the admission process, transfer credit policy, academics, financial aid. You will also have the opportunity to visit an academic department or take a campus tour. Reservations are required.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • PhD Defense

    Fri, Jan 11, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Yijia Ma , Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California

    Talk Title: Chemical Recycling of Amine/Epoxy Composites at Atmospheric Pressure

    Abstract: Because of the increasing demand for lightweight structures in aerospace, automotive, and wind energy industries, the global market size for carbon fiber polymer composites is anticipated to reach $ 35 billion by 2020. Carbon fibers from end-of-life composites retain properties nearly equivalent to virgin fibers, yet few are recovered and/or reused due to a lack of viable recycling technologies. This absence of recovery/recycling is especially true for thermoset composites that undergo irreversible cure reactions. At the present juncture, composite recyclability is essential to the sustainability of the growing composite industry. Without a robust and effective method to recycle composites and complete the material life-cycle, these materials will not be able to compete with steel and aluminum in mass market applications, for which recycling rates are already high.
    The objective of my research is to develop an effective chemical recycling method for cleavage of polymer matrices using moderate conditions (atmospheric pressure and moderate temperature) and safe chemicals that can recover near-virgin quality fibers and potentially useful polymer components. These features are critical to practical, large-scale composite recycling, but have not been reported to date. My investigation focuses on amine-cured epoxies, which is the most widely used polymer matrix in high-performance composites.
    Findings indicated that acid digestion was an effective dissolution process for highly crosslinked amine/epoxy composites. Near-virgin quality carbon fibers in the original fabric form were recovered after digestion. The reaction mechanism for acid digestion was identified, and target catalysts were evaluated to accelerate the reaction rate. Furthermore, a parametric study that investigated the relationship between composite properties and matrix dissolution rate was performed, and key parameters affecting the dissolution rate were identified. Data showed that the major rate-limiting factor for acid digestion was the diffusion rate, rather than the chemical reaction rate. Two strategies to enhance the diffusion rate -“ pre-treatment and mechanical shredding -“ were evaluated, and both were effective. Lastly, I recovered the decomposed matrix residues from chemical solutions after acid digestion and demonstrated routes for reusing the matrix residues in virgin resin formulations, effectively closing the recycling loop.


    Location: Hedco Pertroleum and Chemical Engineering Building (HED) - 116

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Karen Woo/Mork Family

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  • W.V.T. Rusch Honors Colloquium

    Fri, Jan 11, 2019 @ 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: James Moore, Professor USC Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Price School of Public Policy

    Talk Title: LA Metropolitan Transportation Authority Budget Follies: How to Spend Billions and Reduce Transit Use

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Monica De Los Santos

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  • Transfer Day - Afternoon Session

    Fri, Jan 11, 2019 @ 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    TRANSFER DAY FEATURES: A presentation from Viterbi Admission, Campus Tours, Academic Department Visits, and more!

    If you have questions about engineering and the transfer process then Transfer Day is for you. Transfer Day is a half-day comprehensive program designed to give you the most in-depth look at the transfer process and academic life at USC. Specifically, the program includes presentations on the admission process, transfer credit policy, academics, financial aid. You will also have the opportunity to visit an academic department or take a campus tour. Reservations are required.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Nature and Infrastructure Harmony – Reliable methods, resilient systems, and sustainable designs under extreme hazard events: Seismic Hazards

    Fri, Jan 11, 2019 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Chukwuebuka C. Nweke, Ph.D., UCLA

    Talk Title: Nature and Infrastructure Harmony -“ Reliable methods, resilient systems, and sustainable designs under extreme hazard events: Seismic Hazards

    Abstract:
    Natural hazards expose vulnerabilities in current civil infrastructure. This has been demonstrated over the years by earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes, and tsunamis. The aftermath of seismic events in particular have been catastrophic in terms of socio-economic cost as evidenced by the 2010 -“ 2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence that devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, the September 2018 earthquake event that decimated Palu, Indonesia, and many other occurences. Potential solutions may exist at the intersection of Reliable, Resilient, and Sustainable (RRnS) engineering that may facilitate the development of a new generation of infrastructure that embraces rather than combats with nature and its uncertainties. Traditional design standards focus on life safety, but performance-based standards are being adopted, albeit slowly. Still, these performance-based engineering methods often utilize an ergodic (global) approach in contrast to a non-ergodic (site-specific) approach, potentially leading to systems with limited resilience and large uncertainties in design demand and capacity. My research efforts aim to investigate innovative means to characterize hazard demands and capacity through constitutive and empirical modeling, as well as provide adaptable (bio-inspired) solutions to improve infrastructure performance.


    Host: Dr. Lucio Soibelman

    Location: Ray R. Irani Hall (RRI) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Salina Palacios

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