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

    Mon, Jan 21, 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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  • Information Session in Stuttgart, Germany

    Mon, Jan 21, 2019 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Interested in graduate studies in engineering or computer science?

    Candidates with a strong academic background who have earned or are in the progress of earning a Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or physical science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to meet with Kelly Goulis, Senior Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, to learn more about applying to graduate engineering programs at the University of Southern California.

    The informal session will include information on:

    -Master's & Ph.D. Programs in Engineering and Computer Science
    -How to Apply
    -Scholarships and Funding
    -Student Life at USC and in Los Angeles
    -Application Tips

    Registration Information

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Graduate & Professional Programs

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  • PhD Defense

    Tue, Jan 22, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Zhuofan Shi , PhD Candidate, Chemical Engineering

    Talk Title: The Study of CO2 Mass Transfer in Brine and in Brine-Saturated Mt. Simon Sandstone and the CO2/Brine Induced Evolution of its Transport and Mechanical Properties

    Abstract: Emissions of greenhouse gases are thought to contribute to global warming. Geological carbon sequestration (GCS) is currently considered a promising method to mitigate atmospheric CO2 and, thus, to potentially minimize climate change. In this approach, CO2 is injected into the subsurface and is trapped there by three main mechanisms, namely physical trapping, dissolution, and mineral precipitation.
    The present work focuses on two important aspects of GCS. First, we study mass transfer and sorption phenomena in brine, which are the key two processes occurring during CO2 dissolution trapping in GCS. We employ pressure-decay experiments to measure CO2 solubility, and mass transfer in water/brine systems at elevated pressures of relevance to CO2 storage operations in saline aquifers together with modeling to delineate and interpret the experimental data. Accurate measurements and modeling of mass transfer in this context are crucial to an improved understanding of the long-term fate of CO2 that is injected into the subsurface for storage purposes. We demonstrate that simple 1-D interpretations based on diffusional transport alone can result in an overestimation of the uptake (diffusivity) by two orders of magnitude. The high-resolution 2-D numerical calculations, on the other hand, agree well with the experimental observations for conditions where natural convection contributes substantially to the overall mass transfer process.
    We also study, in addition, rock-fluid interactions and their impact on the transport and mechanical properties of the host rock, which are phenomena relevant to CO2 mineral trapping during GCS. Specifically, the present study investigates the change in the flow-through characteristics, porosity, and the mechanical behavior of Mt. Simon Sandstone samples caused by exposure to brine/CO2. Our experiments show that the porosity of the Mt. Simon samples slightly increases after exposure to CO2/brine, while the permeability increases more substantially (depending on the confining pressure environment). Measurements of the flow-through pore size distribution (PSD) are indicative of significant changes occurring, consistent with the observed increases in permeability. Nitrogen adsorption tests (BET), before and after aging, show a significant loss of pore volume in the mesopore range that is indicative of clay dissolution. Weakening of the materials was observed based on the mechanical properties studied, a result that is consistent with the observed dissolution of clays that play a central role in the cementation of the quartz grains. Finally, the analysis of the brine compositions employed in the aging experiments reveals an increase in the concentration of most cations after incubation with the Mt. Simon cores. This is also consistent with mineral/clay dissolution, confirmed by the porosity, transport, and mechanical property measurements as well as electron microscopy analysis of the same samples.


    Location: Hedco Pertroleum and Chemical Engineering Building (HED) - 303

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Karen Woo/Mork Family

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  • Epstein Institute Seminar - ISE 651

    Tue, Jan 22, 2019 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Dorit Hochbaum, Professor, UC Berkeley

    Talk Title: Combinatorial Optimization for Image Segmentation and Large Scale Data Mining

    Host: Dr. Maged Dessouky

    More Information: January 22, 2019.pdf

    Location: Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center (GER) - 206

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Grace Owh

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  • Resume Lab - Bring your Laptop!

    Tue, Jan 22, 2019 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Labs are an activity where you can work on your resume in the presence of a career advisor to get tips on the spot.

    Bring your Laptop!

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

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Northrop Grumman Corporation Info Session

    Tue, Jan 22, 2019 @ 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Please Join Northrop Grumman in a Viterbi Tech Talk - Learn about all of the Engineering opportunities that are currently being recruited for!

    Food and refreshments*

    Please RSVP on Viterbi Gateway.

    Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 101

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Electrical Engineering Alumni & Industry Spotlight Panel

    Tue, Jan 22, 2019 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    The Viterbi Industry & Alumni Spotlight is a great opportunity for you to connect with USC alumni and industry professionals that have been in your shoes. They will share their experiences on how they got to where they are in their career and offer words of wisdom along the way. This is an undergraduate only event.

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

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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

    Wed, Jan 23, 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 23, 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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  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Wed, Jan 23, 2019 @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Lizhi Sun, Professor, University of California, Irvine

    Talk Title: Magnetorheological CNT Nanocomposites and Their Field-dependent Viscoelastic Responses

    Abstract: See Attachment

    Host: Dr. Qiming Wang

    More Information: Seminar Annoucement_LizhiSun.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Evangeline Reyes

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  • Preparing for the Engineering Career Fair Open Forum

    Wed, Jan 23, 2019 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Increase your career and internship knowledge of the Engineering Career Fair by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners.

    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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  • Stochastic Optimal Control – Overview and Recent Advancesces

    Wed, Jan 23, 2019 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Ioannis Exarchos , Department of Biomedical Informatics, Emory University

    Talk Title: Stochastic Optimal Control -“ Overview and Recent Advances

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

    Abstract: Stochastic optimal control lies within the foundation of mathematical control theory ever since its inception. Its usefulness has been proven in a plethora of engineering applications, such as autonomous systems, robotics, neuroscience, and financial engineering, among others. Specifically, in robotics and autonomous systems, stochastic control has become one of the most successful approaches for planning and learning, as demonstrated by its effectiveness in many applications, such as control of ground and aerial vehicles, articulated mechanisms and manipulators, and humanoid robots. In computational neuroscience and human motor control, stochastic optimal control theory has been used in the process of modeling the underlying computational principles of the neural control of movement. Furthermore, in financial engineering, stochastic optimal control provides the main computational and analytical framework, with widespread application in portfolio management and stock market trading.

    The aim of this talk is to provide an overview on model-based stochastic optimal control and highlight some recent advances in its field. We will briefly present some well-established methods (Differential Dynamic Programming, Path Integral Control), illustrating their differences in approach and restrictive conditions. Motivated by these restrictive conditions, we will then present a novel framework for stochastic optimal control that capitalizes on the innate relationship between certain nonlinear PDEs and Forward and Backward Stochastic Differential Equations (FBSDEs), that relaxes some of these conditions. The utility of the proposed method will be demonstrated on some examples of L2- and L1- optimal control, as well as differential games.



    Biography: Ioannis Exarchos received his Diploma degree (graduating valedictorian) in Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics from the University of Patras, Greece, in 2010. He also received an M.S. degree in Mathematics in 2015, as well as his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering in 2013 and 2017 respectively, all from the Georgia Institute of Technology. During his PhD studies, he was an Onassis Foundation fellowship scholar. His research interests include stochastic optimal control, machine learning applications in control and neuroscience, dynamical systems and system identification, as well as differential game theory. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Emory University.

    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, Jan 23, 2019 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Paul Plucinsky, Postdoctoral researcher University of Minnesota

    Talk Title: Active and architectured structures: From nematic elastomers sheets to rigidly-foldable origami

    Abstract: Thin and slender structures exhibit a broad range of mechanical responses as the competition between stretching and bending in these structures can result in buckling, localized deformations like folding, and tension wrinkling. Active and architectured materials also exhibit a broad range of mechanical responses as features that manifest at the micro and mesoscale in these materials result in mechanical couplings at the engineering scale (thermal/electrical/dissipative/. . .) and novel function (e.g., the shape memory effect, piezoelectricity in select metal alloys, the immense fracture toughness of Nacre and like materials,. . .). Given this richness in behaviors, my research

    broadly aims to address the following questions: What happens when active and architecture materials are incorporated into a thin and slender structures? Do phenomena inherent to these materials compete with or enhance those inherent to these structures? Does this interplay result in entirely new and unexpected phenomena? And can all this be exploited to design new functionality in engineering systems?



    In this talk, I will explore these questions in the context of thin sheets of an active material in nematic elastomer as well as architectured sheets designed to fold continuously as origami. For the latter, I will completely characterize all rigidly and flat-foldable origami, and describe an efficient algorithm to compute their designs and deformations. For the former, I will show that a material instability inherent to nematic elastomers at the micron scale is capable of suppressing a structural instability (wrinkling) at the engineering scale. These results provide novel, yet concrete, design guidance for improving the efficiency solar sails and the performance of other membrane structures (where wrinkling can be an impediment to their functionality), as well as tools to efficiently investigate robust and elegant concepts for deployable space structures, reconfigurable antennas, and soft robotics using origami.



    Biography: Paul Plucinsky is a postdoctoral researcher studying the mechanics of Origami, helical structures and shape memory alloys at the University of Minnesota. He attended University of Michigan, receiving a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering (2010) and and Masters of Science in Structural Engineering (2011). He then moved to Caltech, where he received a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering (2017) studying the deformations of thin nematic elastomer sheets. When not folding paper-”and when his Achilles in functioning properly-”you can often find him on the basketball court.

    Host: AME Department

    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 150

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Tessa Yao

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  • Teledyne Scientific and Imaging Information Session

    Wed, Jan 23, 2019 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    To recruit recent & upcoming grads, and alumni. We are currently hiring 20+ engineers and technicians, and only looking to grow more! All Engineering encouraged to join, program management interest, and technicians. Many opportunities and lots of growth.

    Teledyne Technologies Incorporated specializes in providing a broad range of high technology solutions and products to the marketplace. Teledyne Imaging Sensors is an integral member of the new Digital Imaging Segment of Teledyne Technologies. Imaging Sensors provides advanced imaging solutions for a variety of customers, including the DoD, NASA, prime system integrators, and commercial customers. In the civilian space arena, Teledyne sensors are the most advanced sensors on board the Hubble space telescope, and they are also found on board the majority of NASA space probes and ground based telescopes. In the DoD arena, Teledyne sensors are integrated into several major systems for persistent surveillance, chemical detection, and target identification, among others.

    -What is the goal of the event? To Hire! I currently have 20+ open positions, and am only looking to be opening more. We are growing, and being awarded with really amazing and interesting awards. A lot of space work, and always busy on the defense side.
    -What types of internships and full time opportunities will be presented? Internships are slim at the moment, so there's a high focus on graduates, alumni, and upcoming grads. Engineers, Technicians, Program Managers are mostly needed; along with some planners and other administrative types of jobs.
    -What majors are you targeting? Engineering, any focus on program management, but mostly any and all engineering majors.
    -Are you interested in both undergraduates and graduates? Mostly graduates, but that's not to say that more internships won't be opening up soon with our huge growth going on- but unfortunately at this time, I believe we are mostly going for full time employment.
    -Can you offer sponsorship to potential hires? No.
    -What (if any) hard tech skills are you looking for? Any tech skills are a plus, and usually on the list of at least one of my requisitions.

    Please RSVP in Viterbi Gateway.

    Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 101

    Audiences: All Viterbi Graduate and Post Graduate Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Ming Hsieh Institute Visitor Program

    Thu, Jan 24, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: H. Vincent Poor, Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University

    Talk Title: Fundamentals for Low Latency Communications

    Abstract: Information theory provides fundamental insights into communication system capabilities, and the classical theory of Shannon has guided development of such systems over many decades. However, the classical models are based on assumptions of infinite block-length codes and not address situations in which short block lengths are imposed by system design considerations.

    Notably in this context, latency has become a critical design issue in emerging wireless networking paradigms, such as the Internet of Things and associated applications like autonomous driving, factory automation, etc. This situation has inspired the development of a finite-block-length information theory, with man new results coming in recent years. This talk will review these developments, including fundamental finite-block-length results for the basic models of network information theory. Age of Information, another approach to the fundamental study of latency, will also be discussed briefly.

    Biography: H. Vincent Poor is the Michael Henry Strater Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. From 1977, and until joining the Princeton faculty in 1990, he was on the faculty of the University of Illinois. During 2006 - 2016, he served as Dean of Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science. He has also held visiting positions at several other universities, including most recently at Berkeley and Cambridge. Dr. Poor's research interests are in the areas of signal processing and information theory and their applications in wireless networks, energy systems and related fields. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences, and is a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society, and other national and international academies. He received the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal in 2017.

    Host: MHI

    Location: 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Benjamin Paul

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  • Individual Grammar Tutorials

    Thu, Jan 24, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Viterbi graduate and undergraduate students are invited to sign up for individual grammar assistance from professors at the Engineering Writing Program. Sign up for one-on-one individual sessions here: http://bit.ly/grammaratUSC

    Questions? Email helenhch@usc.edu

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 106

    Audiences: Graduate and Undergraduate Students

    Posted By: Helen Choi

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  • Preparing for the Engineering Career Fair Open Forum

    Thu, Jan 24, 2019 @ 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Increase your career and internship knowledge of the Engineering Career Fair by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners.

    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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  • NVIDIA Information Session

    Thu, Jan 24, 2019 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Calling all Masters students in the Department of Electrical Engineering!
    Come join us Thursday, January 24th at 5:30 PM to explore career opportunities with NVIDIA!

    Instead of attending the career fair this winter, we'll be hosting coding challenges catered towards Hardware to show off your skills!

    You must RSVP through the USC gateway in order to attend the event.

    Where: Seeley G. Mudd (SGM) Room 101
    Who it's for: USC EE Masters Students
    What to bring: A laptop with your resume available to upload


    To help you determine which challenge to complete, review the job descriptions linked below.

    ASIC: https://nvidia.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UniversityJobs/job/US-CA-Santa-Clara/ASIC-Design---Verification-Intern_JR1917615

    VLSI: https://nvidia.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UniversityJobs/job/US-CA-Santa-Clara/VLSI-Intern-2019_JR1917800

    Architecture: https://nvidia.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UniversityJobs/job/US-CA-Santa-Clara/Computer-Architecture-Intern_JR1917625-2

    Infrastructure: https://nvidia.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UniversityJobs/job/US-CA-Santa-Clara/Software-Tools-Infrastructure-Architecture-Intern---2018-2019_JR1917592

    We are hiring worldwide for both Interns and New College Graduates.

    NVIDIA has continuously reinvented itself over two decades. Our invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU computing ignited the era of AI. NVIDIA is a "learning machine" that constantly evolves by adapting to new opportunities that are hard to solve, that only we can tackle, and that matter to the world. Our life's work is to amplify human imagination and intelligence.

    For more information: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/about-nvidia/university-recruiting/

    Please RSVP in Viterbi Gateway

    Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 101

    Audiences: Viterbi Masters Students in EE

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Information Session in Aachen, Germany

    Thu, Jan 24, 2019 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Interested in graduate studies in engineering or computer science?

    Candidates with a strong academic background who have earned or are in the progress of earning a Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or physical science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to attend an information session to learn more about applying to graduate engineering programs at the University of Southern California.

    This event will be hosted by Kelly Goulis, Senior Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

    Each information session will include a presentation on:

    -Master's & Ph.D. Programs in Engineering and Computer Science
    -How to Apply
    -Scholarships and Funding
    -Student Life at USC and in Los Angeles
    -Application Tips

    There will be sufficient time for questions during and after the session.

    Registration Information

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Graduate & Professional Programs

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

    Fri, Jan 25, 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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  • Individual Grammar Tutoring

    Fri, Jan 25, 2019 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Viterbi graduate and undergraduate students are invited to sign up for individual grammar assistance from professors at the Engineering Writing Program. Sign up for one-on-one individual sessions here: http://bit.ly/grammaratUSC

    Questions? Email helenhch@usc.edu

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 106

    Audiences: Graduate and Undergraduate Students

    Posted By: Helen Choi

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  • EEG Characteristics of Major Depressive Disorder Patients with Suicidal Symptoms

    Fri, Jan 25, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Lars Benschop, Ghent Experimental Psychiatry Ghent University Hospital in Belgium

    Talk Title: EEG Characteristics of Major Depressive Disorder Patients with Suicidal Symptoms

    Biography: Lars Benschop is a PhD candidate from the Ghent Experimental Psychiatry (GHEP) lab at the Ghent University hospital in Belgium. He received his Master's degree in experimental and biological psychology from the University of Ghent.

    Lar's research focuses on identifying clinically relevant neural electrophysiological biomarkers in major depressive disorder (MDD) patients with a high risk of suicide. His first study applied a cluster-based permutation analysis on EEG spatial-frequency resting-state data to evaluate differences with respect to suicide risk.

    Currently, Lars is designing a combined resting state and task-based study in which 90 MDD patients with varying suicide risk will be shown death and life-related concepts (words and pictures) while undergoing EEG. The aim is to replicate the findings of the first study while also expanding into the time-frequency domain to further our understanding of the suicidal brain. Additionally, Lars will be applying machine learning techniques with the goal of differentiating between MDDs with and without suicide risk.

    Outside of his research interests, Lars enjoys composing music, scuba-diving, traveling and hiking.

    Host: Professor Richard Leahy

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 248

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Talyia White

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  • W.V.T. RUSCH ENGINEERING HONORS COLLOQUIUM

    Fri, Jan 25, 2019 @ 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Mr. Robert French, Project Management Specialist, The Boeing Company

    Talk Title: Musings of an Aerospace Engineering Career Spanning 35+ Years

    Host: EHP and Dr. Prata

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Amanda McCraven

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  • Progressive Degree Information Session

    Fri, Jan 25, 2019 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs, Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Are you interested in earning your MS from Viterbi? How about starting a MS degree during your senior year? The Viterbi Graduate Admission team is hosting a Progressive Degree information session.

    The Progressive Degree Program (PDP) gives continuing USC undergraduates another path to earning a Master's degree from USC. The main advantages to a Progressive Degree are:

    1) Start graduate-level classes during your senior year

    2) Reduce the units required for a Master's Degree

    More Progressive Degree information may be found by attending our information session and visiting http://viterbiundergrad.usc.edu/future/pdp/ or by emailing the Viterbi Graduate Admission team at: viterbi.pdp@usc.edu

    We look forward to seeing you on Friday January 25th.1-2pm. RTH 211

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

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Graduate Admission

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