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

    Mon, Feb 04, 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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  • Interviews Open Forum

    Mon, Feb 04, 2019 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Increase your career and internship knowledge for interviews 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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  • Fall 2018 Joint CSC@USC/CommNetS-MHI Seminar Series

    Mon, Feb 04, 2019 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Shaunak Bopardikar, Michigan State University

    Talk Title: Sensor selection via randomized sampling

    Abstract: With continual advancement of numerous technologies, multiple classes of smart devices and vehicles are being developed and improved around the world that promise several novel applications. Notable examples of these are robotic surveillance of large environments, smart mobility and transportation, brain activity monitoring among humans, disease monitoring and control, to name a few. A common theme among these applications is the efficient use of only a select few sensors that are expected to provide an accurate description of the underlying complex system. This motivates a natural question of how many sensors are sufficient to obtain a desired level of accuracy to observe the underlying complex system?

    This talk will be centered on the problem of, given a linear dynamical system, how does one select a subset of the sensors such that the observability Gramian of the new system is approximately equal to that of the original system? I will first formalize a randomized algorithm that samples the sensors with replacement as per specified distributions and will present explicit bounds on the number of samples required by the algorithm to probabilistically satisfy the Gramian requirement. I will then demonstrate how the randomized procedure can be used for recursive state estimation using fewer sensors than the original system and can yield a high probability upper bound on the initial error covariance. Finally, I will discuss some recent extensions of the randomized techniques and present future directions for this work.

    Biography: Shaunak D. Bopardikar is an Assistant Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and is affiliated with the Center for Connected Autonomous Networked Vehicles for Active Safety (CANVAS) at the Michigan State University. His research interests lie in scalable computation and optimization, in cyber-physical security and in autonomous motion planning and control. He received the Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) and Master of Technology (M.Tech.) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara, USA, in 2010. From 2004 to 2005, he was an Engineer with General Electric India Technology Center, Bangalore, India. From 2011 to 2018, he was a Staff Research Scientist with the Controls group of United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) at East Hartford, CT, USA and at Berkeley, CA. Prior to joining UTRC, Dr. Bopardikar worked as a post-doctoral associate at UC Santa Barbara (2010-2011) during which he developed randomized algorithms for solving large matrix games. He is a member of the IEEE Control Systems Society, has over 40 refereed journal and conference publications and has 2 inventions filed for a U.S. patent.

    Host: Jyotirmoy Vinay Deshmukh, jdeshmuk@usc.edu

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

    More Information: 19.02.04 Shaunak D.Bopardikar CSCUSC Seminar.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Brienne Moore

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  • Epstein Institute Seminar - ISE 651

    Tue, Feb 05, 2019 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Harriet B. Nembhard, Professor and Department Head, Oregon State University

    Talk Title: Robotics, Sensors, and Systems to Advance Healthcare Delivery

    Host: Dr. Julie Higle

    More Information: February 5, 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 - - Lyman L. Handy Colloquia

    Tue, Feb 05, 2019 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Professir Chris G. Van de Walle, Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Talk Title: Hydrogen interactions with materials: From transistors to fuel cells

    Abstract: Hydrogen is almost always unintentionally present as an impurity in materials, and often significantly affects their properties: structural materials are weakened by hydrogen embrittlement, semiconductors suffer a hydrogen-induced decrease in conductivity, and battery electrodes hydrogen can degrade when exposed to hydrogen. The application of hydrogen as an energy source in fuel cells lends additional urgency to understanding hydrogen interactions with materials. State-of-the-art first-principles calculations have allowed us to elucidate the many facets of this behavior. A systematic study of hydrogen in a wide range of hosts has revealed the existence of a universal alignment for the electronic level of hydrogen in semiconductors, insulators, and even aqueous solutions. The alignment allows predicting the electrical activity of hydrogen in any host material and shows that the physics of hydrogen turns out to be unexpectedly connected to other important problems in materials physics and electrochemistry.



    Biography: Chris Van de Walle is a Distinguished Professor of Materials and the inaugural recipient of the Herbert Kroemer Endowed Chair in Materials Science at the UC, Santa Barbara. Prior to joining UCSB in 2004, he was a Principal Scientist at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford in 1986 and was a postdoc at IBM (1986-1988) and a Senior Member of Research Staff at Philips Laboratories (1988-1991). He has published over 400 research papers, holds 24 patents and has given over 200 invited and plenary talks. Van de Walle is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the APS, AVS, AAAS, MRS, IEEE, and the recipient of a Humboldt Award for Senior US Scientist, the David Adler Award from the APS, the Medard W. Welch Award from the AVS, and the TMS John Bardeen Award.

    Host: Dr. Kalia

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Karen Woo/Mork Family

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  • Interviews Open Forum

    Tue, Feb 05, 2019 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Increase your career and internship knowledge for interviews 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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  • ASBME Chipotle Fundraiser

    Tue, Feb 05, 2019 @ 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Love ASBME? Love food? Want to help ASBME make money by eating? We are having our first fundraising event for the year at Chipotle on February 5th from 5:00-9:00 PM! Not only would we love ASBME members to attend, but we want you to bring your friends too! Mention ASBME when you pay and we get 33% of the proceeds!

    Location: Chipotle

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering

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  • Raytheon Information Session

    Tue, Feb 05, 2019 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Raytheon is a global technology leader in all engineering fields, including software, electronics design and manufacturing, mechanical engineering, and aerospace.

    All technical and engineering majors are welcomed to join us at an information session to learn about the company from Alumni and current employees.

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

    Wed, Feb 06, 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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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Feb 06, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Ran Dai, Ohio State University

    Talk Title: Planning and Decision-Making for Energy Efficient and Sustainable Autonomous Systems

    Abstract: Many autonomous systems will benefit from prolonged operational time and reduced power consumption in a variety of long-duration missions, ranging from terrestrial operating domain to interplanetary space exploration. Due to limited power capacity, dynamic operating environments, complex system behaviors, and strict mission constraints, it is challenging to realize full autonomy with capabilities of sustained power supply and energy efficient operations. Without human intervention, real-time planning and decision-making, including both motion planning and logic/reasoning decisions, play a critical role in assuring the reliability and performance of such systems toward accomplishing the mission objectives.

    This talk will present our work on developing vision-based energy awareness, sophisticated modeling approach, highly implementable optimization algorithms, and machine learning based auto-tuning method that collectively contribute to advanced planning and decision-making strategies for energy efficient and sustainable autonomous systems. Applications in two types of autonomous systems will be discussed. One is solar-powered ground robot that harvests energy from the environment and charges the storage batteries as backup to extend the endurance time or realize persistent operations. The other type of application focuses on space vehicles in complex missions involving multiphase or hybrid operations where onboard propellant is limited and timely ground support is unavailable. The overall objective of real-time planning and decision-making for both types of autonomous systems is to realize high-level autonomy in energy harvesting and utilization under dynamic environments, complex operations, and mission constraints. Results obtained in virtual simulations are verified in real-world environments or experimental platforms that mimic the mission challenges, leading to a synthesized theoretical and experimental framework for evaluating improved performance of this transformational technique.

    Host: AME Department

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

    Location: 150

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Tessa Yao

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  • Resume Lab - Bring your Laptop!

    Wed, Feb 06, 2019 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 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: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 115

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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

    Wed, Feb 06, 2019 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Mani Srivastava , University of California, Los Angeles

    Talk Title: Quality of Time: Enabling Robust, Secure, and Efficient IoT

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

    Abstract: Nanoscale electronics, pervasive connectivity, and cloud computing have together ushered in the Internet of Things (IoT). Accurate and reliable knowledge of time is essential for IoT systems to perform their tasks via a complex web of feedback loops where data are collected from myriads of sensors; distributed and processed multi-tiered networks and distributed computing substrates; and, eventually influences and controls the states of natural, engineered, and human systems. Applications depend on precise knowledge of time with a diversity of semantics for purposes such as coordinated sensing, efficient wireless communication, correctly ordered computation, location awareness, and appropriately choreographed actuation.

    Despite it being so critical, time is taken for granted with little thought given to the uncertainty in the knowledge of time. The uncertainty in the knowledge of time varies across network nodes, hardware and software layers, and over time. Moreover, many of the methods used in modern computing systems for improved performance make uncertainty worse. Oblivious of these uncertainties system designs typically overcompensate, and resulting systems that are over-designed, in-efficient, and fragile. This talk presents research under Roseline, an NSF CPS Frontier Project led by UCLA with collaborators from CMU, UCSB, UCSD, and the University of Utah, where we formalize uncertainty in the knowledge of time as a "Quality of Time (QoT)" metric that is made observable and controllable in order to robustly support time-aware applications across the edge-middle-cloud tiers. QoT is made visible to the applications so that they can adapt; exchanged across the hardware and software layers so as to tune clock generation, OS scheduling etc.; and propagated across the network so as to optimize distributed coordination. The talk will describe the enabling system abstractions and run-time mechanisms that we have developed to help realize the QoT concept. Lastly, QoT can also be manipulated by adversarial actors such as a compromised OS and network network nodes, causing time-aware applications to fail. The talk will close by describing some of the vulnerabilities that exist in current systems, and methods to mitigate them.


    Biography: Mani Srivastava is on the faculty at UCLA where he is associated with the ECE Department with a joint appointment in the CS Department. His research is broadly in the area of networked human-cyber-physical systems, and spans problems across the entire spectrum of applications, architectures, algorithms, and technologies. His current interests include issues of energy efficiency, privacy and security, data quality, and variability in the context of systems and applications for mHealth and sustainable buildings. He is a Fellow of both the ACM and the IEEE. More information about his research is available at his lab's website: http://www.nesl.ucla.edu and his Google Scholar profile at https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=X2Qs7XYAAAAJ.

    Host: Paul Bogdan

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Talyia White

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  • CAIS Seminar: Tanya Berger-Wolf (University of Illinois at Chicago) - Computational Behavioral Ecology: Animals as Mobile Social Users

    Wed, Feb 06, 2019 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Tanya Berger-Wolf, University of Illinois at Chicago

    Talk Title: Computational Behavioral Ecology: Animals as Mobile Social Users

    Series: USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS) Seminar Series

    Abstract: New data collection technology, such as GPS, high definition cameras, UAVs, genotyping, and crowdsourcing, are generating data about wild populations that are orders of magnitude richer than any previously collected. Unfortunately, in this domain as in many others, our ability to analyze data lags substantially behind our ability to collect it. In this talk, Dr. Berger-Wolf will show how computational approaches can be part of every stage of the scientific process of understanding animal sociality, from intelligent data collection (crowdsourcing photographs and identifying individual animals from photographs by stripes and spots) to hypothesis formulation (by designing a novel computational framework for analysis of dynamic social networks), and provide scientific insight into collective behavior of zebras, baboons, and other social animals, including humans.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium


    Biography: Dr. Tanya Berger-Wolf is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she heads the Computational Population Biology Lab. As a computational ecologist, her research is at the unique intersection of computer science, wildlife biology, and social sciences. Berger-Wolf is also a director and co-founder of the AI for conservation non-profit Wild Me, home of the Wildbook project, which recently enabled the first-of-its-kind complete species census of the endangered Grevy's zebra, using photographs taken by ordinary citizens in Kenya.


    Host: Milind Tambe

    Location: James H. Zumberge Hall Of Science (ZHS) - 252

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Computer Science Department

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  • Splunk Information Session

    Wed, Feb 06, 2019 @ 05:15 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Our Splunkers would like to present about Splunk's products, use cases, and internship opportunities. We are looking for engineering students interested in software engineering, product management, UX/UI, security, sales engineering, and other technical roles. We are looking for undergraduate students (preferably junior level standing) interested in summer internships at Splunk.

    Please RSVP on Viterbi Gateway.

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi Undergraduate Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • ASBME&IEEE Info Session: Biotronik

    Wed, Feb 06, 2019 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    ASBME and IEEE are excited to welcome representatives from Biotronik for an information session! Biotronik is an international company based in Germany that is committed to developing safe and effective technological solutions for cardiovascular diseases. Biotronik is credited with the development of the very first implantable German pacemaker in 1963, but since then, the company has expanded their interests to include such medical devices as stents, defribillators, and remote monitoring services. Come out to hear all the amazing things that engineers at Biotronik get to do on a daily basis, and learn more about internship and employment opportunities!

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - 227

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering

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  • Individual Grammar Tutorials

    Thu, Feb 07, 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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  • CS Colloquium: Bonnie Lei (Microsoft) - AI for Earth: Tackling Global Environmental Challenges

    Thu, Feb 07, 2019 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Bonnie Lei, Microsoft

    Talk Title: AI for Earth: Tackling Global Environmental Challenges

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Monitoring Earth's conditions, including our air, water, land, and the well-being of our wildlife helps us better understand the dire environmental challenges our planet is currently facing. But we need the power of technological approaches such as AI to convert this vast amount of data into implementable insights fast enough to better manage our natural resources.
    This inspired Microsoft to launch the AI for Earth program in 2017, committing $50 million over the next 5 years to help researchers and innovators leverage artificial intelligence technology for environmental solutions in the areas of climate, water, agriculture, and biodiversity conservation. Bonnie will share several examples of how AI for Earth and its partners have done this during the program's first year, including:
    - USC Center for AI and Society's PAWS algorithm: integrates machine learning to predict poachers' behavior and plan the most effective patrol routes for rangers in protected areas
    - Wild Me: Using computer vision and deep learning algorithms to scan and identify individual animals from scientific data and social media
    - Project Premonition: using cloud-scale genomics and machine learning algorithms to better understand biodiversity from blood-sucking insects

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Bonnie Lei is currently the project manager for Microsoft's AI for Earth program, where she leads its strategic partnerships and grants program. Previously, she traveled the globe as an environmental scientist and conservationist. She helped start the marine program for Wildlife Conservation Society in Myanmar, discovered a new sea slug species in the Caribbean, and researched climate adaptation of endangered penguins in South Africa. She has degrees in biology and economics & business from Harvard and Tsinghua Universities.


    Host: Computer Science Department

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Computer Science Department

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  • Interviews Open Forum

    Thu, Feb 07, 2019 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Increase your career and internship knowledge for interviews 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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  • Repeating EventMeet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

    Fri, Feb 08, 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 Tutorials

    Fri, Feb 08, 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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  • PhD Defense - Wolfgang Hoenig

    Fri, Feb 08, 2019 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Computer Science

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    Title: Motion Coordination for Large Multi-Robot Teams in Obstacle-Rich Environments PhD Candidate: Wolfgang Hoenig Date and Time: Friday, February 8, 2019, 1:00 PM in RTH406
    Committee: Nora Ayanian, Gaurav Sukhatme, Sven Koenig, and Vijay Kumar

    Abstract:
    Using multiple robots is important for search-and-rescue, mining, entertainment, and warehouse automation, where robots must often operate in constrained, perhaps even maze-like environments. Motion coordination is a fundamental building block in such scenarios. In this work, two components of motion coordination are considered: motion planning and motion execution. For motion planning, ideas from discrete planning and continuous optimization are combined. The resulting approach can produce plans for hundreds of heterogeneous robots within minutes. For motion execution, motion planning and traditional motion execution methods are coupled with a feedback term. The approaches are demonstrated on different teams of robots, including ground robot teams, quadrotor teams, and heterogeneous teams.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 406

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Lizsl De Leon

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  • W.V.T. RUSCH ENGINEERING HONORS COLLOQUIUM

    Fri, Feb 08, 2019 @ 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Prof. Char Miller, W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis & History, Pomona College

    Talk Title: It Never Rains (Except When it Does): Drought and Deluge in the Making of Southern California

    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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  • ASBME Makeathon

    Sat, Feb 09, 2019

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    It's time to register for ASBME's fourth Annual Makeathon: Medical Device Design Competition February 8th-10th! This is your chance to gain invaluable, real-world biomedical engineering experience AND the chance at a cash prize!

    Competitors are provided a real-world biomedical engineering challenge and given 30 hours to brainstorm, prototype, and present their designs in teams of 4-5 with at least 2 upperclassmen and 2 underclassmen. To register just yourself OR with a team, visit the ASBME Eventbrite page below. If you are unable to meet the team requirements, then we can complete your team for you by adding individuals who register. Registration is live until February 1st and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    Visit the following links for more information:

    Eventbrite Registration: To register for the competition (register as an individual or join/create a team)

    Website: For all additional information on the competition

    FB Event: Stay in the loop with all upcoming developments!

    Ignite crowdfunding page: If you believe in this competition and would like to help support!

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering

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  • Repeating EventEssentials of Composites Manufacturing

    Sat, Feb 09, 2019 @ 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Abstract: Essentials of Composites Manufacturing provides a high-level overview of manufacturing science and engineering for aerospace composite structures, focusing on prepreg and liquid molding processes, including hands-on laboratory demonstrations.
    Course participants will complete a multiple-choice quiz as a knowledge assessment, available online at the end of the course. When the course and quiz have been successfully completed, participants will receive USC Continuing Education Units.

    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/chemical-engineering-materials-science/essentials-composites-manufacturing/

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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    Posted By: Corporate & Professional Programs

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