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  • Biomedical Engineering Seminars

    Mon, Feb 19, 2018 @ 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: TBA,

    Host: Professor Qifa Zhou

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 122

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Mischalgrace Diasanta

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  • Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Seminar

    Tue, Feb 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Restricted Isometry Property of Gaussian Random Projection for Low-Dimensional Subspaces

    Professor Yuantao Gu
    Tsinghua University
    Beijing, China

    Abstract: Dimensionality reduction is in demand to reduce the complexity of solving large-scale problems with data lying in latent low-dimensional structures in machine learning and computer version. Motivated by such need, in this talk I will introduce the Restricted Isometry Property (RIP) of Gaussian random projections for low-dimensional subspaces in R^N, and prove that the projection Frobenius norm distance between any two subspaces spanned by the projected data in R^n for n

    More Information: Yuantao Gu Seminar.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Gloria Halfacre

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  • Viterbi E-Week Kick-Off Carnival

    Tue, Feb 20, 2018 @ 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Student Activity


    Start off E-Week with free food, crafts, puppies and other fun booths. For more info:http://bit.ly/2BboQaw

    For questions, please reach out to the KIUEL Programming Committee at vkiuel@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you at our E-Week events next week!

    Location: Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad)

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Seminar

    Tue, Feb 20, 2018 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Kevin Chen, Center for Communications Research

    Talk Title: Tutorial on Machine Learning and Neural Networks, Part I

    Host: Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Location: Robert Glen Rapp Engineering Research Building (RRB) - 208

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Ashleen Knutsen

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  • Modeling, Analysis and Design of Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems

    Tue, Feb 20, 2018 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Bruno Sinopoli , Carnegie Mellon University

    Talk Title: Modeling, Analysis and Design of Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems

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

    Abstract: Recent advances in sensing, communication and computing allow cost effective deployment in the physical world of large-scale networks of sensors and actuators, e.g. Internet of Things, enabling fine grain monitoring and control of a multitude of physical systems and infrastructures. Such systems, called cyber-physical, lie at the intersection of sensing, communication, computing and control. The close interplay among these fields and the resulting complexity render independent design of subsystems a risky approach, as separation of concerns does not constitute a realistic assumption in real world scenarios. It is therefore imperative to derive new models and methodologies to allow analysis and design of robust and secure cyber-physical systems (CPS). In this talk I will present an overview of recent research on the topic and discuss future directions.

    Biography: Bruno Sinopoli received the Dr. Eng. degree from the University of Padova in 1998 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, in 2003 and 2005 respectively. After a postdoctoral position at Stanford University, Dr. Sinopoli joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University where he is full professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with courtesy appointments in Mechanical Engineering and in the Robotics Institute and co-director of the Smart Infrastructure Institute, a research center aimed at advancing innovation in the modeling analysis and design of smart infrastructure. Dr. Sinopoli was awarded the 2006 Eli Jury Award for outstanding research achievement in the areas of systems, communications, control and signal processing at U.C. Berkeley, the 2010 George Tallman Ladd Research Award from Carnegie Mellon University and the NSF Career award in 2010. His research interests include the modeling, analysis and design of Secure by Design Cyber-Physical Systems with applications to Energy Systems, Interdependent Infrastructures and Internet of Things.

    Host: Professor Paul Bogdan

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Talyia White

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  • Epstein Institute Seminar, ISE 651

    Tue, Feb 20, 2018 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Yao Morin , Data Science Leader for Intuit Consumer Group

    Talk Title: Leveraging AI in the Financial Technology Industry

    Host: Dr. Meisam Razaviyayn

    More Information: February 20, 2018.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Grace Owh

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  • Navigating the US Recruitment Process

    Tue, Feb 20, 2018 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Tailored for our international students, learn about the best resources to help you find employment, networking tips, and interviewing techniques.

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi E-Week Quiz Bowl

    Tue, Feb 20, 2018 @ 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Student Activity


    Grab a few friends and show other teams what you've got!
    Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2DYzLDG | For more info: http://bit.ly/2s8bSr7

    For questions, please reach out to the KIUEL Programming Committee at vkiuel@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you at our E-Week events next week!

    Location: Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad)

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Feb 21, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 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: Mcclintock Building (MCC) - 101 - Michelson Building

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Center for Systems and Control (CSC@USC) and Ming Hsieh Institute for Electrical Engineering

    Wed, Feb 21, 2018 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Sean Meyn, University of Florida

    Talk Title: Reinforcement Learning: Hidden Theory, and New Super-Fast Algorithms

    Abstract: Stochastic Approximation algorithms are used to approximate solutions to fixed point equations that involve expectations of functions with respect to possibly unknown distributions. The most famous examples today are TD- and Q-learning algorithms. The first half of this lecture will provide an overview of stochastic approximation, with a focus on optimizing the rate of convergence. A new approach to optimize the rate of convergence leads to the new Zap Q-learning algorithm. Analysis suggests that its transient behavior is a close match to a deterministic Newton-Raphson implementation, and numerical experiments confirm super fast convergence.

    Biography: Sean Meyn received the BA degree in mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1982 and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from McGill University, Canada, in 1987 (with Prof. P. Caines). He is now Professor and Robert C. Pittman Eminent Scholar Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida, the director of the Laboratory for Cognition and Control, and director of the Florida Institute for Sustainable Energy. His academic research interests include theory and applications of decision and control, stochastic processes, and optimization. He has received many awards for his research on these topics, and is a fellow of the IEEE. He has held visiting positions at universities all over the world, including the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore during 1997-1998 where he was a Fulbright Research Scholar. During his latest sabbatical during the 2006-2007 academic year he was a visiting professor at MIT and United Technologies Research Center (UTRC). His award-winning 1993 monograph with Richard Tweedie, Markov Chains and Stochastic Stability, has been cited thousands of times in journals from a range of fields. The latest version is published in the Cambridge Mathematical Library. For the past ten years his applied research has focused on engineering, markets, and policy in energy systems. He regularly engages in industry, government, and academic panels on these topics, and hosts an annual workshop at the University of Florida.

    Host: Mihailo Jovanovic, mihailo@usc.edu

    More Information: meyn.png (PNG Image, 134 × 168 pixels).pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Gerrielyn Ramos

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  • CAIS Seminar: Dr. Robin Stevens (University of Pennsylvania) - Hashtag HIV?: Using Digital Epidemiology to advance HIV prevention among youth

    Wed, Feb 21, 2018 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Robin Stevens, University of Pennsylvania

    Talk Title: Hashtag HIV?: Using Digital Epidemiology to advance HIV prevention among youth

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

    Abstract: Racial and ethnic disparities in HIV remain a public health priority in the U.S. In this talk, Dr. Stevens will discuss her research investigating associations between offline and online sexual risk behavior among African American and Latino youth. She will also discuss her ongoing Virus to Viral study, that seeks to provide a characterization of HIV risk and prevention behaviors on Twitter, with the goal of offering insights on effective messaging strategies that leverage social media. She will also discuss her approach to conducting community-engaged, theory driven digital epidemiology.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium


    Biography: Dr. Robin Stevens is a health communication scholar focused on achieving health equity in African American and Latino communities. Her research integrates public health and communication science to influence the individual, social and structural determinants that drive health inequity. Her area of expertise is in examining the relationship between new and traditional media and youth risk behavior. Dr. Stevens is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the Director of the Health Equity & Media Lab.


    Host: Milind Tambe

    Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 123

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Computer Science Department

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  • Viterbi E-Week Scavenger Hunt

    Wed, Feb 21, 2018 @ 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Student Activity


    Solve puzzles and riddles while competing with fellow engineers in a race around campus! Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2FqbxSe | For more info: http://bit.ly/2E70q0A

    For questions, please reach out to the KIUEL Programming Committee at vkiuel@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you at our E-Week events next week!

    Location: Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad)

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi E-Week: Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

    Thu, Feb 22, 2018 @ 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Student Activity


    The Women in Engineering Advisory Board bring together local middle school girls for a day of exploring STEM education, connecting with current USC students, and hearing from speakers working in the field of engineering.

    For questions, please reach out to the KIUEL Programming Committee at vkiuel@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you at our E-Week events next week!

    Location: Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad)

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Biomedical Engineering Department Guest Speaker

    Thu, Feb 22, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dong Song, USC, Research Associate Professor, Center for Neural Engineering

    Talk Title: Towards a Clinical Hippocampal Memory Prosthesis

    Abstract: Hippocampal memory prosthesis is a closed-loop system developed to bypass damaged hippocampal regions to restore or enhance memory functions. Different from deep brain stimulation, which delivers stereotypical stimulation patterns to target regions to modulate neural activities, hippocampal memory prostheses utilize biomimetic models and neural code-based stimulation patterns to reinstate neural signal transmission / processing and thus mimic brain functions. In this talk, I will first describe the multi-input, multi-output (MIMO) nonlinear dynamical model being used as the computational basis of hippocampal memory prostheses and the proof-of-principle studies in animal models. Furthermore, I will talk about my more recent results in (1) enhancing memory functions in epilepsy patients with a hippocampal memory prosthesis, (2) developing next-generation computational models and neural interface technologies to fill the gap between the proof-of-principle and clinical hippocampal memory prostheses.

    Host: Francisco Valero-Cuevas, PhD

    Location: Corwin D. Denney Research Center (DRB) - 145/145A

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Mischalgrace Diasanta

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  • Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Feb 22, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Jae-Young Sim
    Reflection Removal for Images and 3D Point Clouds

    We often capture images of a target scene through glass. For example, we take photographs of the products displayed in the show window, or take photographs of buildings with glass curtain walls. The captured glass image includes the target scene behind the glass as well as undesired reflected scene in front of the glass, since light passes through and is reflected on a pane of glass simultaneously. Such reflection artifacts may degrade the performance of image processing and computer vision techniques when applied to glass images. In this seminar, we first talk about an automatic reflection removal algorithm for multiple glass images taken at slightly different camera locations. Also, with the advent of high-performance LiDAR scanners, large-scale 3D point clouds (LS3DPCs) for real-world scenes are being used in challenging applications. However, LS3DPCs captured by terrestrial LiDAR scanners also suffer from the reflection artifacts since many outdoor real-world structures include glasses. As a next topic, we
    define a problem of reflection in LS3DPCs and introduce our current research work on reflection removal for LS3DPCs.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Gloria Halfacre

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  • CS Colloquium: Pratik Chaudhari (UCLA) – A Picture of the Energy Landscape of Deep Neural Networks

    Thu, Feb 22, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Pratik Chaudhari, UCLA

    Talk Title: A Picture of the Energy Landscape of Deep Neural Networks

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Deep networks are mysterious. These over-parametrized machine learning models, trained with rudimentary optimization algorithms on non-convex landscapes in millions of dimensions, have defied attempts to put a sound theoretical footing beneath their impressive performance.

    This talk will shed light upon some of these mysteries. I will employ diverse ideas ---from thermodynamics and optimal transportation to partial differential equations, control theory and Bayesian inference--- and paint a picture of the training process of deep networks. Along the way, I will develop state-of-the-art algorithms for non-convex optimization.

    The goal of machine perception is not just to classify objects in images but instead, enable intelligent agents that can seamlessly interact with our physical world. I will conclude with a vision of how advances in machine learning and robotics may come together to help build such an Embodied Intelligence.


    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium. Please note, due to limited capacity in OHE 100D, seats will be first come first serve.


    Biography: Pratik Chaudhari is a PhD candidate in Computer Science at UCLA where he works with Stefano Soatto. His research interests include deep learning, robotics and computer vision. He has worked on perception and control algorithms for safe autonomous urban navigation as a part of nuTonomy Inc. Pratik holds Master's and Engineer's degrees from MIT and a Bachelor's degree from IIT Bombay in Aeronautics and Astronautics.

    Website: pratikac.info


    Host: Computer Science Department

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 100D

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Computer Science Department

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  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Feb 22, 2018 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Kevin Chen, Center for Communications Research

    Talk Title: Tutorial on Machine Learning and Neural Networks, Part II

    Host: Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Location: Robert Glen Rapp Engineering Research Building (RRB) - 208

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Ashleen Knutsen

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  • Viterbi E-Week: Bubble Soccer

    Thu, Feb 22, 2018 @ 04:00 PM - 07:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Student Activity


    Join a team, put on a bubble suit, and let your inner athlete shine!
    Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2DXHB33 | For more info: http://bit.ly/2o14xnY

    For questions, please reach out to the KIUEL Programming Committee at vkiuel@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you at our E-Week events next week!

    Location: Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad)

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Withdrawal Deadline

    Fri, Feb 23, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    University Calendar


    Last day to change a Pass/No Pass course to Letter Grade for Spring 2018.

    Last day to drop a course without a mark of "W" on the transcript for Spring 2018.

    https://arr.usc.edu/calendar/

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Sheryl Koutsis

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  • Last day to change P/NP Grade to a Letter Grade

    Fri, Feb 23, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    University Calendar


    Feb 23rd is the last day to change your grading option from Pass/No Pass to a letter grade.

    All Engineering related courses must be taken for a letter grade.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Taylor Relich

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  • Viterbi E-Week: Discover Engineering

    Fri, Feb 23, 2018 @ 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Student Activity


    The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers bring local high school students to talk about careers in engineering, talk about college preparation, and explore the various industries of STEM education.

    For questions, please reach out to the KIUEL Programming Committee at vkiuel@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you at our E-Week events next week!

    Location: Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad)

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • ASBME: Makeathon

    Fri, Feb 23, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    SIGN UP NOW! ASBME is hosting the 3rd Annual Makeathon February 23-25! Visit www.uscmakeathon.com for more extensive information about this competition, rules, schedule, registration, and more.

    The Makeathon is a medical device design competition. In 30 hours, 18 teams of 4-5 people will brainstorm, design, and CAD a device under material and functional constraints. Five teams will utilize USC Fabrication Lab to construct their designs from a variety of materials and methods. All teams will prepare a final presentation to be delivered to a panel of judges as well as the rest of the participants that will cover design motivations, device functionality, impact on the field or on client needs, as well as other device- and field-related information.

    Registration is now live - build your team today. Teams must have at least 2 underclassmen and 2 upperclassmen. Due to time constraints we will be limiting the number of attendees so sign up now! You can also attend the Facebook Event now! This event page can be used to find other participants to complete your team. Participants are not limited to BME, other majors are welcome!

    Registration: http://www.uscmakeathon.com/registration

    Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/326838397820054/

    Location: 433

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering

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  • W.V.T. RUSCH ENGINEERING HONORS COLLOQUIUM

    Fri, Feb 23, 2018 @ 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Shivaji Deshmukh, Assistant General Manager, West Basin Municipal Water District

    Talk Title: Local Water Resources Development in Coastal Los Angeles County

    Host: Dr. Prata & EHP

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Su Stevens

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  • Dr. Julia Greer - Munushian Seminar Speaker, Friday, February 23rd at 2:00pm in EEB 132

    Fri, Feb 23, 2018 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Julia Greer, California Institute of Technology

    Talk Title: Materials by Design: 3-Dimensional Nano-Architected Meta-Materials

    Abstract: Creation of extremely strong and simultaneously ultra lightweight materials can be
    achieved by incorporating architecture into material design. We fabricate threedimensional
    (3D) nano-architectures, i.e. nanolattices, whose constituents vary in size
    from several nanometers to tens of microns to centimeters. These nanolattices can
    exhibit superior thermal, photonic, electrochemical, and mechanical properties at extremely
    low mass densities (lighter than aerogels), which renders them ideal for many
    scientific pursuits and technological applications. The dominant properties of such
    meta-materials, where individual constituent size at each relevant scale (atoms to
    nanometers to microns) is comparable to the characteristic microstructural length
    scale of the constituent solid, are largely unknown because of their multi-scale nature.
    To harness the beneficial properties of 3D nano-architected meta-materials, it is
    critical to assess properties at each relevant scale while capturing the overall structural
    complexity.
    We describe the deformation, as well as the mechanical, biochemical,
    electrochemical, thermal, and photonic properties of nanolattices made of different
    materials with varying microstructural detail. Attention is focused on uncovering the
    synergy between the internal atomic-level microstructure and the nano-sized external
    dimensionality, where competing material- and structure-induced size effects drive
    overall response and govern these properties. Specific discussion topics include the
    nanofabrication and characterization of (often hierarchical) three-dimensional nanoarchitected
    meta-materials and their applications in chemical and biological devices,
    ultra lightweight energy storage systems, damage-tolerant fabrics, and photonic
    crystals.

    Biography: Greer's research focuses on creating and characterizing classes of materials with multiscale
    microstructural hierarchy, that utilize the combination of three-dimensional (3D)
    architectures with nanoscale-induced material properties. These include nature-made
    materials, i.e. bone and hard biological systems, as well as synthetic ones that can be
    comprised of a broad range of materials: from ceramics and metals to glasses, polymers,
    organics, organic/inorganic hybrids, and multi-functional smart materials. These nanoarchitected
    meta-materials not only provide a rich "playground" for fundamental
    science but also have the potential to enable new technological advances in biomedical
    devices, battery electrodes, lightweight structural materials, and
    Greer obtained her S.B. in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Advanced Music
    Performance from MIT in 1997 and a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Stanford, worked
    at Intel (2000-03) and was a post-doc at PARC (2005-07). Julia joined Caltech in 2007
    and currently is a full professor with appointments in Materials Science, Mechanical
    Engineering, and Medical Engineering.
    Greer has more than 130 publications and has delivered over 100 invited lectures, which
    include 2 TEDx talks, multiple named seminars at universities, the Watson lecture at
    Caltech, the Gilbreth Lecture at the National Academy of Engineering, the Midwest
    Mechanics Lecture series, and a "IdeasLab" at the World Economic Forum. She was
    named a Vannevar-Bush Faculty Fellow by the US Department of Defence (2016) and
    CNN's 20/20 Visionary (2016). Her work was recognized among Top-10 Breakthrough
    Technologies by MIT's Technology Review (2015). Greer was named as one of "100
    Most Creative People" by Fast Company and a Young Global Leader by World
    Economic Forum (2014) and received multiple career awards: Kavli (2014), Nano
    Letters, SES, and TMS (2013); NASA, ASME (2012), Popular Mechanics
    Breakthrough Award (2012), DOE (2011), DARPA (2009), and Technology Review's
    TR-35, (2008).
    Greer serves as an Associated Editor for Nano Letters and Extreme Mechanics Letters.
    She is also a concert pianist, with recent performances of "nanomechanics rap" with
    MUSE/IQUE, solo piano recitals and chamber concerts (2007-present), and as a soloist
    of Brahms Concerto No. 2 with Redwood Symphony (2006).

    Host: EE-Electrophysics

    More Info: minghsiehee.usc.edu/about/lectures/munushian

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Marilyn Poplawski

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  • NL Seminar Digital Humanities Lots of Text Based Corpora Lots of Questions

    Fri, Feb 23, 2018 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Miriam Posner Dave Shepard and Andrew Wallace , UCLA

    Talk Title: Digital Humanities Lots of Text Based Corpora Lots of Questions

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: Digital humanities is a field that uses digital tools to explore humanities questions. That work can take many different forms, from maps to data visualization to video based projects. In this talk, we will discuss humanities approaches to large scale text analysis, with a focus on corpora that may be of interest to computer scientists. We will also talk about the distinctive ways that humanists approach text analysis, and some of the live questions in the field that might interest NLP researchers.

    Biography: Bio: Miriam Posner is an assistant professor at the UCLA School of Information. She is also a digital humanist with interests in labor, race, feminism, and the history and philosophy of data. As a digital humanist, she is particularly interested in the visualization of large bodies of data from cultural heritage institutions, and the application of digital methods to the analysis of images and video. She is at work on two projects the first on what data might mean for humanistic research and the second on how multinational corporations are making use of data in their supply chains.

    Bio: David Shepard UCLA is Lead Academic Developer at UCLAs Center for Digital Humanities. After receiving his PhD in English from UCLA in 2012, he coauthored the book HyperCities Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities and has worked on social media and text mining. His work focuses on large scale analysis of social media in disasters.

    Bio: Andrew Wallace is a software developer in the UCLA digital library. He received his PhD in Cognitive Science from Brown University in 2011.

    Host: Nanyun Peng

    More Info: http://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 11th Flr Conf Rm 1135 Marina Del Rey

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Peter Zamar

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  • Viterbi E-Week Talent Show

    Fri, Feb 23, 2018 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Student Activity


    Watch your talented fellow engineers perform while enjoying coffee and donuts!
    For more info: http://bit.ly/2BY02PY

    For questions, please reach out to the KIUEL Programming Committee at vkiuel@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you at our E-Week events next week!

    Location: Tommy's Place

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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