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  • Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Tue, Feb 16, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Chung-Yuen (Herbert) Hui, Proessor, Cornell University

    Talk Title: The role of surface stress on the mechanical behavior of soft solids

    Abstract: Soft solids are ubiquitous: gels, foams, biomaterials, rubbers, and the stuff that makes up our very bodies. They are orders of magnitude more compliant than conventional engineering materials (e.g., stiff materials such as metals and ceramics). For this reason, the mechanical behavior of stiff solids is controlled by the resistance to bulk deformation: elasticity, plasticity, and the like; the mechanical role of the surface is utterly negligible, as noted by Gibbs. However, the surface of common soft solids carries considerable stress, just as liquids have a surface tension. Consequently, for soft solids, the pervasive influence of surface stress has required re-thinking a wide range of mechanical phenomena and properties. In this talk, I will show examples of phenomena where surface stress has radically changed mechanical behaviour. For example, how small particles interact with soft substrates can be governed more by surface stress than by the elasticity of the substrate. Surface stress can modify adhesion on rough surfaces by flattening them. The contact angle in partial wetting is no longer always governed by Young equation -“ it depends on the surface stress of the solid substrate as well as its elasticity.







    Biography: Dr. Chung-Yuen(Herbert)Hui is the Joseph-Ford Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering(MAE)of Cornell University. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Physics and Mathematics. He received his Master degree in Applied Math and Ph.D.degree in Solid Mechanics from Harvard. He joined the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics(TAM)at Cornell University in 1981 and stayed until 2010, when TAM became part of MAE. His primary research interest is Physics and Mechanics of materials. His recent research is primarily focused on adhesion science, fracture mechanics and mechanics of soft matter. He was the Chairman of Gordon Conference on Adhesion in 2010 and received the Adhesion Society Award for Excellence in Adhesion Science in 2011. He enjoys teaching and received several teaching awards including Tau-Beta-Pi Excellence in Teaching Award.

    Host: Dr. Qiming Wang

    Location: Zoom: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97228056404; Meeting ID: 972 2805 6404: Passcode: 864779

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Tue, Feb 16, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Do you have a quick question? The CS advisement team will be available for drop-in live chat advisement for declared undergraduate students in our four majors during the spring semester on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm Pacific Time. Access the live chat on our website at: https://www.cs.usc.edu/chat/

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Trojan Talk: NVIDIA

    Tue, Feb 16, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    *This is an external event hosted by NVIDIA *

    NVIDIA is hiring Interns and New College Grads for summer 2021 and are recruiting primarily for hardware opportunities. Come meet the leaders of our ASIC, VLSI & Computer Architecture teams to learn what it is like to work at NVIDIA and how to land a role in hardware.

    There will also be a raffle!
    Raffle prizes will include a GeForce RTX 3090, Shield TV Pro and more!


    To RSVP log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>> Information Sessions:https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso

    Location: Online

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • ISE 651 - Epstein Seminar

    Tue, Feb 16, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Guanghui (George) Lan,, Associate Professor, The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech

    Talk Title: Advancing Stochastic Optimization for Reinforcement Learning

    Host: Dr. Meisam Razaviyayn

    More Information: February 16, 2021.pdf

    Location: Online/Zoom

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • International Students Forum

    Tue, Feb 16, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    International students, increase your career and internship knowledge by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners.

    To access this workshop:

    Log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

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

    Location: Online

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Mork Family Department Spring Virtual Seminars - David Bahr

    Tue, Feb 16, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: David Bahr, Purdue University

    Talk Title: LOW DENSITY MATS AND FOAMS WITH METAL COMPONENTS OR HOW STRONG IS THAT SQUISHY METAL THING?

    Abstract: ZOOM MEETING INFO:
    https://usc.zoom.us/j/98225952695?pwd=d0NMenhCNkliR1ZIR1lBamRpZHh1UT09
    Meeting ID: 982 2595 2695
    Passcode: 322435

    More Information: USC Dept Seminars-Spring2021[1].pdf

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Greta Harrison

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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Hexiang Hu

    Tue, Feb 16, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    Title of the Presentation:
    Understanding Language in Perception and Embodiment

    Committee: Fei Sha (Chair); Jay Kuo, Joseph Lim, Jesse Thomason, Robin Jia

    Abstract:
    Neural networks have made impressive progress in Natural Langauge Processing, which positively influenced many real-world tasks. Despite their success, language learners are often constrained as they are exposed only to the text world (from curated corpus or the internet). Consequently, language learners can not associate the learned distributional semantics with their appearance and affordance in the physical world. In this thesis proposal, I discuss approaches that learn to understand the language in the context of the visual dynamic world, which associate the hierarchical language expressions (such as word, phrase, sentence, and paragraph) with dynamic visual content (such as image and video). Moreover, I also discuss the future directions to understand the language in the embodied environment.

    Link to the virtual meeting: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99351730951

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99351730951

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • Viterbi Employer Mock Interviews

    Wed, Feb 17, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Viterbi's Mock Interview Event is hosted annually by Viterbi Career Connections in partnership with the Center for Engineering Diversity (CED). The Mock Interview Event connects engineering students with employer representatives and Alumni to help them refine their behavioral interviewing and networking skills.

    Sign-Up through Viterbi Career Gateway. Go to Events>>Workshops

    Participating Organizations: Abbott, American Conservation Experience, Anduril Industries, Farmers Insurance, FBI, FireEye, HRL Laboratories, KBWEB Consult, Inc., Lam Research, Northrop Grumman, NVIDIA, Open Sesame Media, Oracle, Schlumberger, SCS Engineers, Splunk, Stylebot, Syska Hennessy Group, The Boeing Company, UPS, Visa Inc., W.E. O'Neil Construction (Updated A/O 2.8.21)





    More Information: Viterbi mock Interview - Flyer 2_17.pdf

    Location: ZOOM

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Trojan Talk: Bloomberg Puzzle Hunt

    Wed, Feb 17, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    *This is an external event hosted by Bloomberg*

    Bloomberg Engineering is excited to invite you to our Puzzle Hunt!

    Take a quick break from classes and studying and join us for a fun event. You will solve challenging puzzles that are logical in nature, similar to those found in escape rooms. We will have some fun prizes as well!

    Majors: All Viterbi majors

    Class levels: Bachelors & Masters students

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    To RSVP log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>> Information Sessions:
    https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Wed, Feb 17, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Do you have a quick question? The CS advisement team will be available for drop-in live chat advisement for declared undergraduate students in our four majors during the spring semester on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm Pacific Time. Access the live chat on our website at: https://www.cs.usc.edu/chat/

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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

    Wed, Feb 17, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Mallik Tatipamula, CTO of Ericsson Group Function Technologies and Architectures

    Talk Title: Harnessing the Power of 5G, Edge Computing & AI/ML for Industrial IoT Applications

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

    Abstract: This session begins with an update on 5G technology, standards and global network rollouts. Then it will present future technology evolution and research challenges at the intersection of "5G, edge computing and AI/ML" for realizing a distributed multi-cloud to address Industrial IoT applications. It will conclude with a discussion on research opportunities over the next decade for 5G as well as early 6G research areas.

    Biography: As a CTO of Ericsson Group Function Technologies and Architectures, Dr. Mallik Tatipamula leads the evolution of Ericsson's technology, and champions the company's next phase of innovation and growth driven by 5G Distributed Multi-Cloud Deployments. He also leads O-RAN and early 6G technology efforts. Prior to Ericsson, he held several leadership positions at F5 networks, Juniper networks, Cisco, Motorola, Nortel, and the Indian Institute of Technology (Chennai). During 30 years of professional career, he has played a unique leadership role in delivering industry's most powerful innovations, standards contributions, products/solutions, and early real-world deployments, working with telecom operators as well as academia, to accelerate the architectural transitions in the telecom industry. He has identified strategic opportunities and implemented programs with a multi-billion dollars impact, launching over 50 products/solutions that are deployed in global telecom networks to enable major network transitions from 2G to 5G. Since 2011, he has been a visiting professor at King's College London, where world's first 5G network was demonstrated together with Ericsson and Vodafone. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) and The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, UK). He received several awards, including "Univ. of California, Berkeley's Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation Award," the "CTO/Technologist of the year" award by World Communications Awards, the "IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Industry Leader Award," the "IET Achievement medal in telecommunications", and and the "CTO of the year from Silicon Valley Business Journal (2019-2020)".

    He has a Ph.D. in Information and Communications Engineering from the Univ. of Tokyo, Japan, a Master's degree in Communication Systems from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India, and a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from NIT, Warangal, India. He mentored over 100 undergrad/graduate students, delivered 400+ keynote/invited talks, co-authored 2 books, 100+ publications/patents, and served on 40+ IEEE conferences committees. He has been involved in developing industry-academia partnerships in Canada, US, UK and India and serves on several advisory boards including Global Semiconductor Alliance, Gartner/Evanta CIO Council, London Digital Twin Research Center, and the Center for Growth Markets at Univ. of California, Berkeley.


    Host: Bhaskar Krishnamachari and Pierluigi Nuzzo

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Feb 17, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Ian Tobasco, Univ. Illinois Chicago

    Talk Title: Simple Rules for the Wrinkle Patterns of Confined Elastic Shells

    Abstract: Dried fruits wrinkle for the same reason that leaves and flowers do -” mechanical instabilities arising from a mismatch in lengths. Can such geometric incompatibilities be used to design and control wrinkle patterns at will? This talk will discuss the possibility of designing wrinkle patterns in the large using a recently derived model for the wrinkles of confined elastic shells. After recalling the basic mechanics and introducing our model, we show how it can be solved by hand in many cases to predict the wrinkled topography. Solving this model produces a few geometric rules, which explain the layout of the wrinkle peaks and troughs across examples. These simple rules reproduce the patterns seen in numerous experiments and simulations, even ones that exhibit a surprising coexistence between orderly wrinkles and a more disordered response. Knowing such rules for wrinkles opens the way towards designer wrinkle patterns, with potential applications from flexible electronics to synthetic skins.

    Biography: Ian Tobasco is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, and a B.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan.

    His research on the calculus of variations and partial differential equations concerns problems that sit at the interface of mathematics, physics, and engineering, where advances in pure mathematical analysis can lead to scientific breakthroughs in the lab and vice versa. His recent work involves the use of energy minimization to explain and classify the zoo of wrinkling, crumpling, and folding patterns exhibited by thin elastic sheets. Other interests include the design of optimal transport mechanisms in fluid dynamics and their comparison with naturally occurring turbulent transport, as well as the variational analysis of spin glasses.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97445099108

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97445099108

    Location: Online event

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97445099108

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • International Students Forum

    Thu, Feb 18, 2021 @ 08:00 AM - 08:30 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    International students, increase your career and internship knowledge by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners.

    To access this workshop:

    Log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

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

    Location: Online

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • DEN@Viterbi: How to Apply Virtual Info Session

    Thu, Feb 18, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join USC Viterbi representatives for a step-by-step guide and tips for how to apply for formal admission into a Master's degree or Graduate Certificate program. The session is intended for individuals who wish to pursue a graduate degree program completely online via USC Viterbi's flexible online DEN@Viterbi delivery method.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to connect directly with USC Viterbi representatives and ask questions about the admission process throughout the session.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4aab0fcb38af7e0534a0f23f6c9c8e69

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Thu, Feb 18, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Do you have a quick question? The CS advisement team will be available for drop-in live chat advisement for declared undergraduate students in our four majors during the spring semester on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm Pacific Time. Access the live chat on our website at: https://www.cs.usc.edu/chat/

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • CS Distinguished Lecture: Jodi Forlizzi (Carnegie Mellon University) - Designing Human Interaction with Agents and Robots

    Thu, Feb 18, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Jodi Forlizzi, Carnegie Mellon University

    Talk Title: Designing Human Interaction with Agents and Robots

    Series: Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series

    Abstract: Over the last decade, the idea that robots and agents might participate meaningfully in complex group and organizational contexts has developed from a promising vision into a reality. Robots now assist humans in simple tasks such as delivery through complex, high-stakes tasks such as disaster response and surgery. In this talk, I will introduce the discipline of design and describe, with examples from our work, how it is a critical research practice in designing complex agent and robot systems that fit in a number of social and organizational contexts and support all aspects of interaction.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:
    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yJnd7cRcTqGnpXIwQQ79hg

    After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.



    Biography: Jodi Forlizzi is the Geschke Director and a Professor of Human-Computer Interaction in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. She is also the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lead in the School of Computer Science. She is responsible for establishing design research as a legitimate form of research in HCI that is different from, but equally as important as, scientific and human science research. Jodi has advocated for design research in all forms, mentoring peers, colleagues, and students in its structure and execution, and today it is an important part of the HCI community. Her current research interests include designing human-robot interaction as a service and human-AI collaboration in the domains of eldercare, accessibility, human assistance, and overall wellbeing.


    Host: Heather Culbertson

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yJnd7cRcTqGnpXIwQQ79hg

    Location: Online Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yJnd7cRcTqGnpXIwQQ79hg

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • Trojan Talk: Visa | Hack the Technical Interview Workshop

    Thu, Feb 18, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    *This is an external event hosted by Visa*

    Visa is a payments technology company. The beating heart of our company is VisaNet, our global processing network that enables digital payments to happen securely and reliably in the blink of an eye. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

    During this workshop, we will work through two sample technical questions in order to understand how interviewers think and the best way to approach problems during the interview process. You will also gain invaluable interview tips and leave this workshop more prepared and confident for your future interviews!

    To RSVP log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>> Information Sessions:
    https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Virtual Chat with Prof. Paul Ronney from Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Thu, Feb 18, 2021 @ 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    Student Activity


    Sure, they're distinguished and renowned experts in their fields, but Viterbi faculty were once students too. Learn valuable life lessons as they share their professional and personal stories! Together, VGSA and the VASE office presents the Virtual Chat with a Professor Series! These are meant to be informal conversations that you might have with a professor after class or in the hallways. Each session is open to all Viterbi graduate students. Join in to chat with Prof. Paul Ronney!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Juli Legat

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  • USC KSEA - Ask Me Anything - Research Event

    Thu, Feb 18, 2021 @ 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    Calling all undergraduate students interested in research! USC KSEA is hosting an "Ask Me Anything" panel event featuring USC Korean graduate students in research. This is an amazing opportunity to learn more about how to get involved in research as an undergraduate and steps to take to pursue this profession! Whether it's for general experience or for a future career, everyone will leave with valuable advice from USC's very own graduate students!

    Ask Me Anything: Research Event Details

    Date: THURSDAY, February 18th
    Time: 8:00 - 9:00PM (PST)
    RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/kseaama
    Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/ksea2021

    Direct any questions to uscksea@usc.edu

    See you there!

    Location: Online - Zoom

    WebCast Link: https://tinyurl.com/ksea2021

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Contact: USC KSEA

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  • 2021 MFD Student Symposium

    Fri, Feb 19, 2021

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Various, Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Talk Title: 2021 MFD Student Symposium

    Abstract: We are excited to announce that the 2021 MFD Student Symposium will be held on Friday, February 19th 2021. The event will be virtual and held over Zoom. Abstract submission details and deadlines will follow soon.

    There are many, many, many more presentation and poster awards to be won this year (thanks to Prof. Ershaghi and Chevron)! We look forward to your participation.

    Host: Shaama M Sharada

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Greta Harrison

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  • Personal Reflections on Careers in National Security

    Fri, Feb 19, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    Stephanie O'Sullivan, former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, former Associate Deputy Director of DS&T at the CIA and Vice Chairman of Aerospace Corporation will reflect on her career in the IC community, the choices that led to her positions and the need for a new generation of diverse IC professionals.

    Note: This event hosted by USC IC CAE.

    Register here: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nsOZlhzJQga0YyOy4xKWYA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Quantum Computing In Industry: A Lockheed Martin Perspective

    Fri, Feb 19, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Joshua Job, Senior Research Scientist, Lockheed Martin

    Talk Title: Quantum Computing In Industry: A Lockheed Martin Perspective

    Abstract: Quantum computing has boomed in recent years, generating hundreds of millions of dollars of investment from private industry and government. In this talk, we will cover a brief overview of the field of quantum computing, my past research at USC, the industry as a whole, and my work at Lockheed Martin centering on algorithm development, benchmarking analysis, and machine learning applications for quantum computing systems. We will also cover the state of the field, what interests Lockheed Martin and the government have in quantum computing and quantum technologies generally, and the perks and challenges of transitioning from academia to industry.

    Biography: Joshua Job got his BS in Physics from Georgia Tech in 2012 and then attended the University of Southern California where he worked in the group of Daniel Lidar researching the theory and applications of quantum annealers and quantum computers generally, graduating with a PhD in Physics in 2018. He then joined the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center where he has continued his work in quantum computing, supporting programs for IARPA, AFRL, Fermilab, the DOE, and internal R&D, focusing on algorithm development and benchmarking analysis of and machine learning in quantum computing systems.

    Host: USC Viterbi Information Sciences Institute

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/3104488436

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/3104488436

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/3104488436

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Ryan Saenz

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  • AME PhD Student Seminar

    Fri, Feb 19, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Raye Xie, USC AME PhD Student

    Talk Title: Development and Validation of a Body-Force Propulsor

    Abstract: This talk introduces a body-force propulsor model that replaces the engine blades with a source volume in CFD to produce the equivalent flow turning, work input, and losses. The motivation for developing this model is to capture the effects of inlet flow non-uniformity on propulsor performance, while using a local formulation appropriate for full-aircraft CFD at a computational cost compatible with design studies. The model is able to capture non-axisymmetric effects and only requires specification of the blade camber and thickness distributions. An inviscid formulation for the body-force was previously found to be capable of predicting the inviscid distortion transfer effects, but losses and blade metal blockage effects were not accounted for. An improved formulation with a blockage component is proposed here and is shown to properly predict the propulsor work. Loss terms are included to model 2D profile losses and secondary flow losses. The proposed model is implemented in the flow solver ADflow and validated against NASA rotor 67 experimental data.



    Biography: Tianbo (Raye) is a PhD student supervised by Dr. Alejandra Uranga. His research focuses on engine/propulsor modeling in high-fidelity simulations and full-aircraft simulations. Raye has a B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a M.S. from USC.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96549200347?pwd=Uytmd05JbE5qQnRzeEpDSVBXL2ZFZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Christine Franks

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