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

    Mon, Jan 28, 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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  • Fall 2018 Joint CSC@USC/CommNetS-MHI Seminar Series

    Mon, Jan 28, 2019 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Frank Lewis, http://csc.usc.edu/seminars/2019Spring/lewis.html

    Talk Title: Reinforcement learning structures for real-time optimal control and differential games

    Abstract: This talk will discuss some new adaptive control structures for learning online the solutions to optimal control problems and multi-player differential games. Techniques from reinforcement learning are used to design a new family of adaptive controllers based on actor-critic mechanisms that converge in real time to optimal control and game theoretic solutions. Continuous-time systems are considered. Application of reinforcement learning to continuous-time (CT) systems has been hampered because the system Hamiltonian contains the full system dynamics. Using our technique known as Integral Reinforcement Learning (IRL), we will develop reinforcement learning methods that do not require knowledge of the system drift dynamics. In the linear quadratic (LQ) case, the new RL adaptive control algorithms learn the solution to the Riccati equation by adaptation along the system motion trajectories. In the case of nonlinear systems with general performance measures, the algorithms learn the (approximate smooth local) solutions of HJ or HJI equations. New algorithms will be presented for solving online the non zero-sum and zero-sum multi-player games. Each player maintains two adaptive learning structures, a critic network and an actor network. The result is an adaptive control system that learns based on the interplay of agents in a game, to deliver true online gaming behavior. A new Experience Replay technique is given that uses past data for present learning and significantly speeds up convergence. New methods of Off-policy Learning allow learning of optimal solutions without knowing any dynamic information. New RL methods in Optimal Tracking allow solution of the Output Regulator Equations for heterogeneous multi-agent systems.

    Biography: Member, National Academy of Inventors. Fellow IEEE, Fellow IFAC, Fellow AAAS, Fellow U.K. Institute of Measurement & Control, PE Texas, U.K. Chartered Engineer. UTA Distinguished Scholar Professor, UTA Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Moncrief-O'Donnell Chair at The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute. Qian Ren Thousand Talents Consulting Professor, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China. Ranked at position 84 worldwide, 64 in the USA, and 3 in Texas of all scientists in Computer Science and Electronics, by Guide2Research. Bachelor's Degree in Physics/EE and MSEE at Rice University, MS in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Western Florida, Ph.D. at Georgia Tech. He works in feedback control, reinforcement learning, intelligent systems, and distributed control systems. Author of 7 U.S. patents, 410 journal papers, 426 conference papers, 20 books, 48 chapters, and 12 journal special issues. He received the Fulbright Research Award, NSF Research Initiation Grant, ASEE Terman Award, Int. Neural Network Soc. Gabor Award 2009, U.K. Inst. Measurement & Control Honeywell Field Engineering Medal 2009. Received AACC Ragazzini Education Award 2018, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Neural Networks Pioneer Award 2012 and AIAA Intelligent Systems Award 2016. IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer. Project 111 Professor at Northeastern University, China. Distinguished Foreign Scholar at Chongqing Univ. China. Received Outstanding Service Award from Dallas IEEE Section, selected as Engineer of the Year by Ft. Worth IEEE Section. Listed in Ft. Worth Business Press Top 200 Leaders in Manufacturing. Received the 2010 IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Engineering Educator Award and the 2010 UTA Graduate Dean's Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring Award. Elected to UTA Academy of Distinguished Teachers 2012. Texas Regents Outstanding Teaching Award 2013. He served on the NAE Committee on Space Station in 1995.

    Host: Petros A Ioannou, ioannou@usc.edu

    More Info: http://csc.usc.edu/seminars/2019Spring/lewis.html

    More Information: 19.01.28 Frank Lewis CSCUSC Seminar.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Brienne Moore

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  • Honeywell Aerospace Info Session

    Mon, Jan 28, 2019 @ 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Honeywell Panel Event - Covering questions around finding internships and jobs in desired fields. Pizza will be served!

    We will give a 15 minute info session about our company and the jobs we're hiring for and the remaining 45 minutes we'll do a panel and leave it open for students to ask questions.

    Majors interested: This event will have a focus on Industrial and Systems Engineering students, but all majors related to Honeywell who wish to come may join and learn more about us!

    Please RSVP on Viterbi Gateway.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Interview Preparation Slack Channel Launch Party

    Tue, Jan 29, 2019 @ 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions



    ANXIOUS ABOUT THE INTERVIEW PROCESS?
    Need to practice for coding, case or behavioral interviews?

    JOIN THE VITERBI CAREER CONNECTIONS INTERVIEW PREPARATION SLACK GROUP! https://tinyurl.com/VCCSlack

    To learn more about the Interview Preparation Slack Group Come meet the Graduate Career Ambassadors at the Interview Preparation Slack Group Launch Party!

    Graduate Career Ambassadors will demo technical interview questions at 2:30pm, 3:30pm & 4:30pm

    Food & Drinks: light appetizers will be served, and students can participate anytime between 2pm-4pm

    Help us facilitate Trojans helping Trojans!

    Prize Drawings will be conducted at 2:30pm, 3:30pm & 4:30pm for VIP passes to Viterbi Career Connections Events with limited RSVPs!

    To RSVP for event please go to the Viterbi Career Gateway or experienceviterbi.usc.edu

    More Information: GCA Interview Preparation Slack Group Launch Party.jpg

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

    Audiences: Graduate

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Epstein Institute Seminar - ISE 651

    Tue, Jan 29, 2019 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Gary Cheng, Associate Professor, Purdue University

    Talk Title: Translational Manufacturing for Nano-Engineered Structures with Superior Properties

    Host: Prof. Yong Chen

    More Information: January 29, 2019.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Grace Owh

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  • Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Seminar - Distinguished Lecture Series

    Tue, Jan 29, 2019 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Professor Megumi Kawasaki , School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University

    Talk Title: Processing of bulk nanostructured materials through the application of high-pressure torsion

    Abstract: The processing of metals through the application of severe plastic deformation (SPD) has attracted much attention for the production of ultrafine-grained (UFG) metals and bulk nanostructured materials (BNM). Among the SPD techniques, high-pressure torsion (HPT) provides the potential for achieving true nanometer grains by processing metal disks under a high compressive pressure and concurrent torsion straining. These ultrafine grains in the bulk metals usually show superior mechanical and physical properties. Especially, the development of micro-mechanical behavior is observed after significant changes in microstructure after processing and it is of great importance for obtaining practical future applications of these UFG metals. Moreover, recent studies show the potential for using HPT for the rapid fabrication of nanocomposites. Accordingly, this presentation demonstrates the basic understanding of processing of UFG and BNM by HPT and the evolution of microstructure and mechanical properties after HPT on various metallic alloys and metal-matrix nanocomposites. Special emphasis is placed on demonstrating a simple and very rapid synthesis of metal-matrix nanocomposites by HPT at ambient temperature. These synthesized hybrid systems exhibit exceptionally high specific strength through deformation-induced diffusion and the simultaneous formation of a few different intermetallic compounds. These experimental findings suggest a considerable potential for making use of HPT for the introduction of UFG microstructure and fabrication of a wide range of hybrid materials.

    Host: Dr. Kassner

    Location: John Stauffer Science Lecture Hall (SLH) - 200

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Karen Woo/Mork Family

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  • RoviSys Info Session

    Tue, Jan 29, 2019 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Resume review and networking with Rovisys recruiters.

    Majors interested: This event will have a focus on Industrial and Systems Engineering and related majors.

    Please bring an updated copy of your resume and RSVP on Viterbi Gateway.

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

    Audiences: Industrial and Systems Engineering Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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

    Wed, Jan 30, 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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  • Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things and Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar Series

    Wed, Jan 30, 2019 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Babak Hassibi, Electrical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology

    Talk Title: Control and Communication of Cyber-Physical Systems over Low-Power Lossy Links

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

    Abstract: Many emerging cyber-physical systems, for example those arising in the internet-of-things, will operate at very low power over lossy communication links. This creates a very tight set of constraints on the transmit power, bit rate, and tolerable delay, which, if not appropriately dealt with, can lead to severe loss of performance. We will describe three novel approaches for addressing the control and communication challenges in such cyber-phyical systems. We study the problem of minimizing an LQG control cost over a rate-constrained channel, the design of tree codes for real-time control over lossy links, and the development of a new modulation scheme for low power blind communications called MOCZ (modulation over conjugate zeros).

    Biography: Babak Hassibi is the inaugural Mose and Lillian S. Bohn Professor of Electrical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, where he has been since 2001, From 2011 to 2016 he was the Gordon M Binder/Amgen Professor of Electrical Engineering and during 2008-2015 he was Executive Officer of Electrical Engineering, as well as Associate Director of Information Science and Technology. Prior to Caltech, he was a Member of the Technical Staff in the Mathematical Sciences Research Center at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ. He obtained his PhD degree from Stanford University in 1996 and his BS degree from the University of Tehran in 1989. His research interests span various aspects of information theory, communications, signal processing, control, and machine learning. He is an ISI highly cited author in Computer Science and, among other awards, is the recipient of the US Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and the David and Lucille Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. He is General co-Chair of the 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2020).

    Host: Paul Bogdan

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Talyia White

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  • Viterbi Career Fair

    Thu, Jan 31, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Receptions & Special Events


    The Viterbi Career Fair is free and open to all students in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. This casual, yet professional, environment allows students the opportunity to have brief conversations with recruiters about full-time employment, internships, and co-ops. Don't forget your resume!

    Location: Trousdale & Alumni Park

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • ASBME 23rd Annual Corporate Dinner

    Thu, Jan 31, 2019 @ 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    As ASBME's biggest event of the year, the 23rd Annual Corporate Dinner is the ideal opportunity for students interested in biomedical industry, research, biotechnology, and healthcare-related fields to meet with employers for potential internship and job opportunities.This event allows students to network with industry partners, hear from our innovate guest Keynote speaker, and enjoy a great evening with some of the BME faculty.

    There is very limited space, so follow the instructions below to sign up and ensure a spot at the event. Instructions to guarantee your spot:
    1. Turn in this waiver with your $20 cash or check (made out to ASBME) deposit to DRB 140 by Monday, January 14th, 2018 at 5pm
    2. Sign-up for event using this form!

    Check out the Facebook event and let us know you're attending.
    If you have any questions, email Kristina Kaypaghian at kaypaghi@usc.edu

    Location: Radisson Grand Ballroom

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering

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

    Fri, Feb 01, 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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  • PwC Information Session

    Fri, Feb 01, 2019 @ 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Women's Consulting Experience - Come and learn more about what working for PwC is like and what it means to have a career in tech consulting!

    The focus of this Trojan Talk is: Sophomore women in CS and related fields who would like to learn more about tech consulting.

    Food will be served!

    Please RSVP on Viterbi Gateway.

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

    Audiences: Sophomore women in CS

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • W.V.T. RUSCH ENGINEERING HONORS COLLOQUIUM

    Fri, Feb 01, 2019 @ 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Mr. Clifford Cousins, Patent Prosecution Professional, The Boeing Company

    Talk Title: Inventions, Patents, and Protecting our Innovation Investment

    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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  • PhD Defense

    Fri, Feb 01, 2019 @ 01:01 PM - 02:00 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Shanyuan Niu, Ph.D. Candidate, Materials Science

    Talk Title: Perovskite Chalcogenides: Emerging Semiconductors for Visible to Infrared Optoelectronics

    Abstract: Rational design of new materials or identification of novel functionalities in underexplored materials, especially semiconductors, has been a key contributor to various electronic, photonic, and energy technologies. Transition metal perovskite chalcogenides (TMPCs), an emerging class of materials with rich tunability and functionality, are explored as stable, environmentally friendly semiconductors for optoelectronic applications. They can be viewed as the inorganic alternatives to hybrid halide perovskites, and chalcogenide counterparts of perovskite oxides with desirable optoelectronic properties in the visible to infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum. TMPCs with perovskite and related structures can adopt three-dimensional, quasi-two-dimensional, and quasi-one-dimensional structural networks. Shanyuan will talk about the synthesis, characterization, and physical properties of TMPCs. The focus will be on several branches, including photovoltaic potential and anomalous bandgap evolution in three-dimensional and quasi-two-dimensional TMPCs, and building infrared optical anisotropy in quasi-one-dimensional TMPCs.

    Location: Charles Lee Powell Hall (PHE) - 223

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Karen Woo/Mork Family

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  • Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar Series on Integrated Systems

    Fri, Feb 01, 2019 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. David R. Smith, Professor, Duke University

    Talk Title: Engineering Systems with Metamaterials

    Host: Profs. Hossein Hashemi, Mike Chen, Dina El-Damak, and Mahta Moghaddam

    More Information: MHI Seminar Series IS - David Smith.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Jenny Lin

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