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  • Career Conversation with Associate Dean, Candace Teixeira

    Mon, Mar 22, 2021 @ 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Career Conversation: Learn about Career Connections events, activities, and recruitment strategies to find internship and full time positions. Sessions will be held with Associate Dean, Candace Teixeira.

    RSVP to this workshop on Gateway Viterbi Career Gateway to join small group discussions from 2:30 -“ 3:00, 3:00 -“ 3:30, or 3:30 -“ 4:00pm. Limit of 9 students per discussion.

    Important: Please arrive during your reserved 30-minute window. You will be unable to join earlier or later sessions.

    Location: Engineering-Quad

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • All-Epitaxial Plasmonic Optoelectronics

    Tue, Mar 23, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dan Wasserman, University of Texas Austin

    Talk Title: All-Epitaxial Plasmonic Optoelectronics

    Series: Photonics Seminar

    Host: Electrical and Computer Engineering: Wade Hsu, Mercedeh Khajavikhan, Michelle Povinelli, Constantine Sideris, and Wei Wu

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqcuuprD4oE9ZVf6lwC_KIX9-3i55nMAMV

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    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Jennifer Ramos/Electrophysics

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Tue, Mar 23, 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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    Posted By: USC Computer Science

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  • External Event | Ace the Case Workshop!

    Tue, Mar 23, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    *This is an external event hosted by OnPrem, it is not exclusive to Viterbi engineering students*

    Interested in learning how to start your career as a Consulting Analyst working in Management Consulting? From major entertainment studios to consumer goods companies, our clientele trusts us to strategize, design, develop, and integrate technology solutions.

    Join us on March 23rd at 3PM PST to learn how to critically think through a business case and master your next case interview!

    View Details in Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Information Sessions

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • **NO ISE 651 Epstein Seminar - USC WELLNESS DAY**

    Tue, Mar 23, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Grace Owh

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Mar 23, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Our virtual information session is a live presentation from a USC Viterbi admission counselor designed for high school students and their family members to learn more about the USC Viterbi undergraduate experience. Our session will cover an overview of our undergraduate engineering programs, the application process, and more on student life. Guests will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion toward the end of the session.

    Please Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • External Event | Engineering Intelligent Systems: Artificial Intelligence at Northrop Grumman

    Tue, Mar 23, 2021 @ 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    *This is an external event hosted by Northrop Grumman*

    This Tech Talk will feature Northrop Grummans AI Architect, Jordan James Gosselin, PhD, and his presentation on Engineering Intelligent Systems. There will be an opportunity to learn about the Future Technical Leaders (FTL) program and AI workforce development, all wrapped with a Q&A session!

    View Details in Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Information Sessions

    Location: Online

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Mar 24, 2021 @ 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: TBD

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Talk with Proterra COO & Viterbi Alum

    Wed, Mar 24, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Learn About a Career With Proterra!

    At Proterra, our mission is to advance EV technology to deliver the world's best-performing commercial vehicles.

    Our COO and USC Viterbi Alum, Josh Ensign, will be giving a presentation about Proterra Inc. (our mission, what we do, products, etc.), his background and experience, providing what a day in the life looks like at Proterra to provide ideas of what career paths for Engineers can look like. Learn more about Joh here: https://www.proterra.com/team-member/josh-ensign/

    There will be a Q&A session after his short presentation and we welcome students to ask away!

    Target majors: Mechanical, Electrical, and Industrial Engineering

    To RSVP: Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Information Sessions

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Verizon Executive / USC student discussion - What comes after Zoom and Entertainment Apps

    Wed, Mar 24, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    This event is hosted by the USC Entertainment Technology Center and CS students are invited to participate.

    The Entertainment Technology Center @ USC's -Executive Coffee with- "series is designed to give students and executives the opportunity to share ideas and to network during this period of distance learning.

    It is a win-win. The students have a structured low-pressure discussion with a senior industry executive. The executive explores the perspective and ideas of students who have expressed an interest in a topic that the executive cares about.
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    Wednesday, March 24, 12:00pm-1:00pm PT
    Lead Executive: Sanyogita Shamsunder, Vice President of Product Strategy, Innovation and Operations, Verizon
    Student/Executive Discussion Topic: What comes after Zoom and Entertainment Apps?

    What comes after Zoom for things like virtual events, watching together with distant friends, and sharing information and ideas? What do you want in an immersive experience like virtual or mixed reality? What do you want the user interface (UI) and experience (UX) to be like? What are your expectations for personal avatar appearance, capabilities, and behavior? What engaging entertainment or information serve experiences do you expect to be available in 3-5 years that don't exist today?

    Students interested and able to participate should go to https://tinyurl.com/5c9vzskt for more information and to fill out the sign-up application.

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: USC ETC

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  • CAIS Seminar: Maria Rodriguez (University at Buffalo) - The Root of Algorithmic Bias and How to Deal With it

    Wed, Mar 24, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Maria Rodriguez, University at Buffalo

    Talk Title: The Root of Algorithmic Bias and How to Deal With it

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

    Abstract: In this talk, Dr. Rodriguez describes what she sees as the central issue undergirding academic conversations concerning bias in algorithmic output. Laying out this cause in plain terms, Dr. Rodriguez offers actionable mitigation strategies for individuals, groups and organizations invested in producing tech solutions for social good.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:

    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lgXhhV2zR5ShvC70HyEKUg

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

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Dr. Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work, University at Buffalo (SUNY); a Faculty Associate at the BerkmanKlein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University; a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology; as well as a member of the Twitter Academic Research Advisory Board. Her work lies at the intersection of computational social science, demography, and social policy.


    Host: USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS)

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lgXhhV2zR5ShvC70HyEKUg

    Location: Online Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lgXhhV2zR5ShvC70HyEKUg

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Computer Science Department

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Wed, Mar 24, 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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    Posted By: USC Computer Science

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  • Career Conversations

    Wed, Mar 24, 2021 @ 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Learn about Career Connections events, activities, and recruitment strategies to find internship and full-time positions. This session will be held with Associate Director, Lilian Barajas.

    RSVP to this workshop on Viterbi Career Gateway

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Mar 24, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Daniel Bodony, Univ. Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    Talk Title: The Fluid Mechanics of Hypersonic Fluid-Structure Interactions

    Abstract: The interaction of high-speed aerodynamics with thermo-mechanically compliant structures is a critical design consideration for single-use and reusable hypersonic vehicles. Historical techniques for predicting fluid-thermal-structure interaction (FTSI) are insufficient for envisioned hypersonic flight systems, leading to a resurgent effort towards understanding, modeling, and predicting FTSI-coupled systems. In this talk, we will present the impact of FTSI on two fundamental scenarios -- boundary layer transition and shock-boundary layer interaction -- informed using a combination of stability analyses and direct numerical simulation techniques. In each scenario, focus will be given to the fluid mechanics involved in the fluid-structure coupling. Supporting details on the relevant theoretical and numerical details required for accurate prediction will also be discussed.

    Biography: Daniel J. Bodony is the Blue Waters Professor, Donald Biggar Willett Faculty Scholar and Associate Head for Graduate Programs in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois. He received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics & Astronautics from Stanford University in 2005. After working at the NASA Ames/Stanford Center for Turbulence Research he joined the University of Illinois in late 2006 as an assistant professor. He received an NSF CAREER award in 2012 in Fluid Dynamics, is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA, and received the University of Illinois' Promotion with Distinction Award in 2020

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91084441303

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91084441303

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91084441303

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Tessa Yao

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  • Repeating EventYes In My Backyard (YIMBY): Human Subjects Research

    Wed, Mar 24, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Workshops & Infosessions


    An online discussion and Q&A about Human Subjects Research at USC by the leaders from the Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) at USC.

    When: 4-5 PM, 02/24 (last Wednesday of each month)
    Format: 20-minute talk, followed by a 40-minute Q&A session.
    Where: Online (https://usc.zoom.us/j/92235084129?pwd=ZmRTdHJHemw5ZEs3VWFuYW5SV0o5Zz09)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • CS Colloquium: Michał Dereziński (University of California, Berkeley) - Bridging algorithmic and statistical randomness in machine learning

    Thu, Mar 25, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Michał Dereziński , University of California, Berkeley

    Talk Title: Bridging algorithmic and statistical randomness in machine learning

    Series: CS Colloquium

    Abstract: Randomness is a key resource in designing efficient algorithms, and it is also a fundamental modeling framework in statistics and machine learning. Methods that lie at the intersection of algorithmic and statistical randomness are at the forefront of modern data science. In this talk, I will discuss how statistical assumptions affect the bias-variance trade-offs and performance characteristics of randomized algorithms for, among others, linear regression, stochastic optimization, and dimensionality reduction. I will also present an efficient algorithmic framework, called joint sampling, which is used to both predict and improve the statistical performance of machine learning methods, by injecting carefully chosen correlations into randomized algorithms.

    In the first part of the talk, I will focus on the phenomenon of inversion bias, which is a systematic bias caused by inverting random matrices. Inversion bias is a significant bottleneck in parallel and distributed approaches to linear regression, second order optimization, and a range of statistical estimation tasks. Here, I will introduce a joint sampling technique called Volume Sampling, which is the first method to eliminate inversion bias in model averaging. In the second part, I will demonstrate how the spectral properties of data distributions determine the statistical performance of machine learning algorithms, going beyond worst-case analysis and revealing new phase transitions in statistical learning. Along the way, I will highlight a class of joint sampling methods called Determinantal Point Processes (DPPs), popularized in machine learning over the past fifteen years as a tractable model of diversity. In particular, I will present a new algorithmic technique called Distortion-Free Intermediate Sampling, which drastically reduced the computational cost of DPPs, turning them into a practical tool for large-scale data science.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Michał Dereziński is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, he was a research fellow at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing (Fall 2018, Foundations of Data Science program). He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz, advised by professor Manfred Warmuth, where he received the Best Dissertation Award for his work on sampling methods in statistical learning. Michał's current research is focused on developing scalable randomized algorithms with robust statistical guarantees for machine learning, data science and optimization. His work on reducing the cost of interpretability in dimensionality reduction received the Best Paper Award at the Thirty-fourth Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems. More information is available at: https://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~mderezin/.

    Host: David Kempe

    Audiences: By invitation only.

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Thu, Mar 25, 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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    Posted By: USC Computer Science

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  • Career Conversations

    Thu, Mar 25, 2021 @ 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Learn about Career Connections events, activities, and recruitment strategies to find internship and full-time positions. This session will be held with Assistant Director, Brittany Chu.

    RSVP to this workshop on Viterbi Career Gateway.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • USC Young Alumni SCuppers - Engineering

    Thu, Mar 25, 2021 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Alumni

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join fellow recent graduates for a virtual Young Alumni SCupper on the topic of Engineering!

    During the SCuppers, young alumni will have the opportunity to network and learn industry advice from previous generations of Trojans. Traditionally held over a meal, alumni hosts share their Trojan stories, discuss their professional journeys, and answer career questions. SCuppers are a great way to make lasting connections with fellow alumni and expand one's Trojan Network.

    Each SCuppers is hosted by impressive alumni working in different aspects of the engineering industry.

    Mark Sahlin MSEE '86, a Model Based System Development Champion at John Deere, will be leading the conversation and sharing his expertise in the engineering world.

    This is a great opportunity to expand your Trojan Network and learn how to excel in your career. Fight On!

    Click here to register!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Kristy Ly

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  • FBI Cyber and Counterintelligence Needs You!

    Thu, Mar 25, 2021 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    The FBI uses scientific analysis and technical skills to help keep the nation safe. At the FBI, every STEM opportunity offers a career like no other. STEM professionals at the FBI have opportunities to work with advanced technologies to address unique investigative and intelligence challenges not found in the private sector. Their expertise applies to forensic science, computer technology, cyber security, electronic surveillance, biometrics, encryption and more. STEM professionals also have opportunities to experience a variety of careers within the FBI, such as becoming a Computer Scientist, Data Analyst, Special Agent, or Intelligence Analyst.

    This Trojan Talk will take a look at the FBI's Cyber and Counterintelligence programs and why advanced STEM major graduates are needed to protect the nation.

    To RSVP: Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Information Sessions

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Young Alumni SCupper - Engineering

    Thu, Mar 25, 2021 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Alumni

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join fellow recent graduates for a virtual Young Alumni SCupper on the topic of Engineering!

    During the SCuppers, young alumni will have the opportunity to network and learn industry advice from previous generations of Trojans. Traditionally held over a meal, alumni hosts share their Trojan stories, discuss their professional journeys, and answer career questions. SCuppers are a great way to make lasting connections with fellow alumni and expand one's Trojan Network.

    Each SCuppers is hosted by impressive alumni working in different aspects of the engineering industry.

    Carl Sarrazolla '84, Enterprise Data Architect at Lamb Weston, will be leading the conversation and sharing his expertise in the engineering world.

    This is a great opportunity to expand your Trojan Network and learn how to excel in your career. Fight On!

    Click here to register!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Kristy Ly

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  • Trojan Talk | Tencent 2021 Internship Program Info Session

    Thu, Mar 25, 2021 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join this Trojan Talk with Tencent! This session will be delivered in Chinese.

    We will Focus on how to be fully prepared for Tencent internship application and some interview tips for engineering students. HR from Global Talent Acquisition at Tencent will share details on opportunities from Tencent.

    We would also like to welcome students from USC Viterbi School of engineering to sign up for our Tech Talk held in April through this event. Speakers such as the head of Tencent AI Lab will be invited to share some advanced technology and interview tips to our students during the talk.

    View Details in Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Information Sessions

    Our internship program are mainly opened to students who will graduate after September,2021. For full-time positions, students who graduate from September,2020 to August,2021 are welcomed.

    We could offer Visa sponsorship if needed. All Engineering majors from Viterbi (Bachelor, Master or PHD) are welcomed, especially students from Computer Science Major (General CS, Data Science, Game Development, Security, Network, Software Engineering, Robotics, Multimedia, High Performance Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Scientist and Engineers).

    For our opening positions in Chinese mainland, please find out more on: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/3RfBwTQ5eaOdrbX_ngxBYA

    For positions in other countries and regions, please apply on https://careers.tencent.com/en-us/campusrecruit.html .

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Career Panel

    Fri, Mar 26, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: NRO Professionals, NRO Professionals

    Talk Title: National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Career Panel

    Host: USC Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE)

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zq02dUFSS8-v0hy4nU9G_A

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    Audiences: Students and Faculty

    Posted By: Jennifer Ramos/Electrophysics

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  • USC Machine Learning Workshop

    Fri, Mar 26, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    ECE and IEEE will be hosting a Machine Learning Workshop this Friday, 3/26 @ 4pm. Professor Rajati will be explaining the fundamentals of machine learning, and discussing introductory modeling techniques and analysis. To sign up please fill in the form down below!

    RSVP Form: https://forms.gle/bWZJMZtLDR7HVWQY9

    Zoom Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95460824854

    We hope that these events can provide a pleasant distraction for our current students and Alumni during this difficult time!

    If you have any questions please email us at ieee@usc.edu.

    Location: Online - Zoom

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95460824854

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: USC IEEE

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  • Young Alumni SCupper - Engineering

    Fri, Mar 26, 2021 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Alumni

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join fellow recent graduates for a virtual Young Alumni SCupper on the topic of Engineering!

    During the SCuppers, young alumni will have the opportunity to network and learn industry advice from previous generations of Trojans. Traditionally held over a meal, alumni hosts share their Trojan stories, discuss their professional journeys, and answer career questions. SCuppers are a great way to make lasting connections with fellow alumni and expand one's Trojan Network.

    Each SCuppers is hosted by impressive alumni working in different aspects of the engineering industry.

    Rajeev Aneja '84, Technical Project Manager at Panasonic Avionics Corporation, will be leading the conversation and sharing his expertise in the engineering world.

    This is a great opportunity to expand your Trojan Network and learn how to excel in your career. Fight On!

    Click here to register!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Kristy Ly

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