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  • Career Conversations with Employer Relations Coordinator Maggie Cutler

    Mon, Mar 29, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    Career Conversation: Learn about Career Connections events, activities, and recruitment strategies to find internship and full-time positions. Sessions will be held with Employer Relations Coordinator, Maggie Cutler Young.

    Link to join will be shared with those to RSVP.

    Limit of 9 students per discussion.

    To register: Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Workshops

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • External Event | Women at Bain Panel

    Mon, Mar 29, 2021 @ 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    *This is an external event hosted by Bain & Company*

    Please join us for a panel with senior leadership across our Bain & Company offices to learn more about their time at Bain and participation in Women at Bain (WAB). This event is for all underclassmen who wish to learn more about our WAB community and Bain & Company.

    The Zoom link will be provided to registrants the day of the event; we advise that you login at least five minutes early.

    View Details in Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Information Sessions

    Location: Online

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Tue, Mar 30, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Jack W. Baker, Ph.D., Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University

    Talk Title: Simulation of regional post-earthquake recovery for performance-based

    Abstract: State of the art performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE) procedures such as FEMA P-58 generally treat buildings as islands, with respect to modeling regional impacts and post-earthquake recovery. This talk presents an overview of recent research to advance direct simulation of regional impacts and recovery within a PBEE framework. Specifically, work to scale single-building performance-based assessments to a regional scale is demonstrated. Then, refinements to include the impact of damaged roads and neighboring buildings on repair and recovery timelines is presented. Finally,a coupled assessment of economic and physical impacts is illustrated, in order to account for private-sector decision-making and regional industrial capacity constraints on recovery. Collectively, these developments move us closer to regional-scale performance assessments that can incorporate a broader range of factors in forecasts, and thus can support a broader range of decision-making to increase community resilience.


    Biography: Professor Baker's work focuses on the development and use of probabilistic and statistical tools for managing risk due to extreme loads on the built environment. He studies risk to spatially distributed systems, characterization of earthquake ground motions, and probabilistic risk assessments for a number of types of structures. Professor Baker joined Stanford in 2006 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), where he was a visiting researcher in the Department of Structural Engineering. He has degrees in Structural Engineering (Stanford, M.S. 2002,Ph.D. 2005), Statistics (Stanford, M.S. 2004) and Mathematics and Physics(Whitman College, B.A. 2000). His awards include the Shah Family Innovation Prize from the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, the Early Achievement Research Award from the International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability, the Walter L. Huber Prize from ASCE, the Helmut Krawinkler Award from the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California, and the Eugene L. Grant Award for excellence in teaching from Stanford.

    Host: Dr. Roger Ghanem

    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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  • External Event | Adapting to Change: Job Searching in Unprecedented Times

    Tue, Mar 30, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    ***EXTERNAL EVENT HOSTED BY NORTHROP GRUMMAN***

    Hear from Northrop Grumman's very own employees that graduated during the 2008 financial crisis. Get tips on how to job search, network yourself, and general advice on how to grow your career in a difficult time.

    Catherine Howard -- Senior Principal Talent Acquisition Business Partner, University Relations & Recruiting
    Keith Bettencourt -- Senior Principal Engineer, Structural
    Coleman Younger -- Manager, Engineering
    Chase Shaver -- Principal Engineer, Manufacturing
    Hoeuth (Lee) Kim -- Senior Principal Engineer, Software

    To RSVP: Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Information Sessions

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Executive Coffee with Warner Bros

    Tue, Mar 30, 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 encouraged to attend.

    The -Executive Coffee with- program at the USC Entertainment Technology Center connects USC students interested in media and entertainment issues with media & entertainment industry executives.

    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 with an interest in a topic that they care about.

    Tuesday March 30, 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Lead Executives:
    Renard Jenkins, VP Content Transmission and Production, WarnerMedia, Warner Bros.
    Michael Zink, VP Emerging and Creative Technologies, WarnerMedia, Warner Bros.

    Student/Executive Discussion Topic: AI and Ethics

    What is the future of Artificial Intelligence and the ethical issues associated with that future? What are the ramifications of the democratization of AI? What does 'diversity' and 'bias' mean in AI development, and can the tests for it transcend regional culture? How will AI coexist with humans, and should digital twins of real people be created?

    Students should go to https://bit.ly/2ZXlgf3 for more information and to fill out the sign-up application.

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

    Contact: USC ETC

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  • Tour de L.A. Viterbi Wellness Challenge Closing Event

    Tue, Mar 30, 2021 @ 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    Student Activity


    Join us for the closing event of Tour de L.A.!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Juli Legat

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  • Space-Time Optics: A New Frontier for Structured Light

    Tue, Mar 30, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Prof. Ayman Abouraddy, University of Central Florida

    Talk Title: Space-Time Optics: A New Frontier for Structured Light

    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

    More Information: Photonics Seminar _Ayman Abouraddy 3-30-21.png

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jennifer Ramos/Electrophysics

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Tue, Mar 30, 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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  • UPDATED External Event | Ace the Case Workshop!

    Tue, Mar 30, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


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

    (This event was originally set for March 23rd and has been postponed to March 30th)

    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 30th at 3PM PST to learn how to critically think through a business case and master your next case interview!

    To register: Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Information Sessions

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • ISE 651 - Epstein Seminar

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

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Roger G. Ghanem, Gordon S. Marshall Professor of Engineering Technology; Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, USC

    Talk Title: Physics, Structure, and Uncertainty: Probabilistic Learning for Risk Mitigation

    Abstract:


    Host: Prof. Jong-Shi Pang

    More Information: March 30, 2021.pdf

    Location: Online/Zoom

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • Mork Family Department Spring Virtual Seminars - Steve May

    Tue, Mar 30, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Steve May, Drexler University

    Talk Title: ANION-BASED APPROACHES TO ENGINEERING FUNCTIONALITY IN PEROVSKITE OXIDE HETEROSTRUCTURES

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

    Host: Jay Ravichandran

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98225952695?pwd=d0NMenhCNkliR1ZIR1lBamRpZHh1UT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Greta Harrison

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Mar 30, 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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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • External Event | Trojan Talk with OnPrem

    Tue, Mar 30, 2021 @ 06:00 PM - 07:15 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*

    Come join us for an information session to get to know more about OnPrem, the work we do, and our culture!

    View Details in Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Information Sessions

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Real Talk: Careers & Internships Financial, Industrial & Systems Engineering and lnformatics Session #1

    Wed, Mar 31, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    Viterbi Career Connections is Real Talk with VCC to get feedback from Viterbi Students. This is a chance to meet with a Viterbi Career Ambassador to have open dialogue on your well-being and how it's impacting your career goals!. Tell them what is working for you and if there are any barriers to getting the support and resources you need to achieve your career goals. These sessions will be hosted by your peers to provide open and anonymous feedback.

    The session will last 30 minutes and VCC staff can be available after the session to answer any questions or concerns you may have to help you in your career journey.

    To Register: Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Workshops

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Real Talk: Careers & Internships Financial, Industrial & Systems Engineering and lnformatics Session #2

    Wed, Mar 31, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    Viterbi Career Connections is Real Talk with VCC to get feedback from Viterbi Students. This is a chance to meet with a Viterbi Career Ambassador to have open dialogue on your well-being and how it's impacting your career goals!. Tell them what is working for you and if there are any barriers to getting the support and resources you need to achieve your career goals. These sessions will be hosted by your peers to provide open and anonymous feedback.

    The session will last 30 minutes and VCC staff can be available after the session to answer any questions or concerns you may have to help you in your career journey.

    To Register: Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Workshops

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Mar 31, 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

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Wed, Mar 31, 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, Mar 31, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Necmiye Ozay, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan

    Talk Title: Safety for Autonomous Systems with Information Abundance or Scarcity

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

    Abstract: Modern autonomous systems, like self-driving cars, unmanned aerial vehicles, or robots, are equipped with advanced sensing, learning, and perception modules. On one hand these modules render the overall system more informed, possibly providing predictions into the future. On the other hand, they can be unreliable, as in the case of vision-based perception algorithms unexpectedly failing to detect the obstacles. In this talk, I will discuss some of our recent work on problems that deal with synthesizing controllers to ensure safety and invariance in the presence of information imperfections or predictions. I will show problem instances in these different information regimes when control synthesis can be achieved in a scalable way. I will also discuss how these ideas can be extended to develop algorithms for corner case generation for testing and falsification purposes.

    Biography: Necmiye Ozay received the B.S. degree from Bogazici University, Istanbul in 2004, the M.S. degree from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park in 2006 and the Ph.D. degree from Northeastern University, Boston in 2010, all in electrical engineering. She was a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena between 2010 and 2013. She joined the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2013, where she is currently an associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Ozay's research interests include hybrid dynamical systems, control, optimization and formal methods with applications in cyber-physical systems, system identification, verification & validation, autonomy and dynamic data analysis. Her papers received several awards including a Nonlinear analysis: Hybrid Systems Prize Paper Award for years 2014-2016. She has received the 1938E Award and a Henry Russel Award from the University of Michigan for her contributions to teaching and research, and five young investigator awards, including NSF CAREER.

    Host: pierluigi Nuzzo, nuzzo@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Qk4-7AthThudso7LXs2OiA

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Qk4-7AthThudso7LXs2OiA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • Virtual Chat with Prof. Ellis Meng from Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Wed, Mar 31, 2021 @ 02:30 PM - 03:30 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. Ellis Meng!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Juli Legat

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  • Thesis Proposal - Chi Zhang

    Wed, Mar 31, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    Title:
    Safe Reinforcement Learning via Offline Learning


    Committee:

    Viktor Prasanna
    Bistra Dilknia
    Pau Bodgan
    Ashutosh Nayyar
    Jyo Deshmukh
    Kannan

    Abstract:

    Reinforcement Learning (RL) is a general learning paradigm to solve sequential decision making problems. They are often modeled as Markov Decision Process (MDP) or Partially Observable Markov Decision Process (POMDP). Reinforcement learning aims at learning policies that maximize the expected accumulated rewards with unknown dynamics or transition probabilities. Deep reinforcement learning (DRL) refers to using deep neural networks as a general function approximator when applying RL algorithms.
    Despite recent success of RL algorithms in robotics, games (e.g. AlphaGo), RL algorithms pose particular challenges when applied to real world settings.
    First, it often requires sufficient exploration effort to achieve a reasonable performance; such exploration is either too expensive (e.g. it takes time to gather data in real world) or forbidden due to safety constraints.
    This limits the RL algorithms in the scenarios where an accurate simulator is available.
    In this proposal, we focus on developing reinforcement learning algorithms that can ensure safety during the training phase and the deployment phase. We argue that by leveraging offline learning from a static dataset collected by existing safe policies, safety can be guaranteed.
    However, standard off-policy RL algorithms are prone to overestimations of the values of out-of-distribution (OOD) actions. This may cause the learned policies to visit unexplored and unsafe states at deployment phase. To mitigate this issue, we first mathematically show that by constraining the learned policies within the support set of the offline datasets, the state di stribution of the learned policy also lies within the support set of the offline datasets; hence safety is guaranteed.
    To constrain the learned policies within the support set, we propose i) distribution matching, and ii) model-based OOD actions generalization detection.
    We improve the existing state-of-the-art behavior regularization based approaches and propose BRAC+: Improved Behavior Regularized Actor Critic. We propose two key improvements including an analytical upper bound for the KL divergence as the behavior regularizor to reduce variance associated with sample based estimations, and gradient penalized Q update to avoid out-of-distribution (OOD) actions due to the unbounded gradient of the Q value w.r.t the OOD actions. Distribution matching is too conservative when the dataset is diverse so that the outcomes of the OOD actions can be correctly predicted. We propose to learn the inverse dynamics model as a variational auto-encoder along with the forward dynamics model. We detect OOD actions generalization by the agreement of the both models. Our approach will be evaluated on several benchmarks as well as a simulated building HVAC control testbed. We will gauge the success of our work by i) Whether the safety criteria is met. ii) The performance improvement over existing safe policies used to collect the dataset.


    Zoom Link:

    https://usc.zoom.us/j/2488070010

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/2488070010​

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Mar 31, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Joanna Austin, Caltech

    Talk Title: Hypervelocity Spherically-Blunted Cone Flows in Mars Entry Ground Testing

    Abstract: The intent to launch larger vehicles in future Mars missions increases the requirements for ground testing in the high-stagnation enthalpy environment encountered by the vehicle during the hypersonic phase of entry, descent and landing. During atmospheric entry, strong shock compression and high post-shock temperatures lead to significant chemical dissociation and vibrational excitation in the shock layer in front of a sphere-cone capsule, particularly near the stagnation region. For Mars missions, accurate thermochemical modeling of carbon dioxide, a principal component of the atmosphere with complex vibrational energy exchange, is particularly important. We examine the shock layer over sphere and spherically-blunted cone geometries through reacting Navier-Stokes simulations and experiments in two facilities capable of high-stagnation enthalpy, hypersonic flows simulating Mars planetary entry conditions: the T5 Reflected Shock Tunnel and the Hypervelocity Expansion Tube. A recently-developed unified model for sphere and sphere-cone behavior is first verified for high-stagnation enthalpy CO2 flows through simulations with thermal and chemical nonequilibrium. Shock standoff distance measurements in both facilities are in good agreement with model predictions. The need to account for the divergence of the streamlines in conical nozzles is highlighted and an existing model is extended to account for changes in shock curvature between parallel and conical flow. The contributions of vibrational and chemical nonequilibrium to the stagnation line density profile are quantified using the simulation results comparing three chemical kinetic models. Experimental measurement of fore- and aftbody MWIR radiation will also be discussed.

    Biography: Joanna Austin is Professor of Aerospace at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, California Institute of Technology. She received B.E. (Mechanical and Space Engineering) and B.Sc. (Mathematics) degrees from the University of Queensland, Australia, and M.S. followed by Ph.D. (2003) degrees in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology. Austin then joined the faculty in the Aerospace Engineering department at the University of Illinois, becoming Associate Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar, before moving back to Caltech in 2014, where she is a co-PI in the Caltech Hypersonics Group. Austin's research is focused on fundamental problems in reactive, compressible flows across a broad range of applications including hypervelocity flight, supersonic combustion and detonation, bubble dynamics, and explosive geological events.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99638511716

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99638511716

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99638511716

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Repeating EventCP2K: Running Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations

    Wed, Mar 31, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Presented by: USC Center for Advanced Research Computing

    An introduction to computational tools implemented within the CP2K program package. The most standard methods as well as some of the more advanced features will be introduced by overviews of background theory and through examples of application, while encouraging modular, flexible, and problem-oriented thinking. Recurring topics in the workshop are the scaling of algorithms, the combination of different levels of theory and of sampling, and tools and strategies for the analysis of results. This ongoing workshop is currently running on Wednesdays during the Spring 2021 semester.

    Location: Zoom

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYude2rrTgpE9x5UfcFT-A43bnb0bge6mXQ?_x_zm_rtaid=xZh9bx0ZQj2HvOQk_K22MQ.1617059562291.996419a413f45cbe5cd4cba5bd6ed61c&_x_zm_rhtaid=83

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Real Talk: Careers & Internships Aerospace, Astronautical, Mechanical Session #1

    Thu, Apr 01, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    Viterbi Career Connections is Real Talk with VCC to get feedback from Viterbi Students. This is a chance to meet with a Viterbi Career Ambassador to have open dialogue on your well-being and how it's impacting your career goals!. Tell them what is working for you and if there are any barriers to getting the support and resources you need to achieve your career goals. These sessions will be hosted by your peers to provide open and anonymous feedback.

    The session will last 30 minutes and VCC staff can be available after the session to answer any questions or concerns you may have to help you in your career journey.

    To Register: Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Workshops

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Real Talk: Careers & Internships Aerospace, Astronautical, Mechanical Session #2

    Thu, Apr 01, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    Viterbi Career Connections is Real Talk with VCC to get feedback from Viterbi Students. This is a chance to meet with a Viterbi Career Ambassador to have open dialogue on your well-being and how it's impacting your career goals!. Tell them what is working for you and if there are any barriers to getting the support and resources you need to achieve your career goals. These sessions will be hosted by your peers to provide open and anonymous feedback.

    The session will last 30 minutes and VCC staff can be available after the session to answer any questions or concerns you may have to help you in your career journey.

    To Register: Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Workshops

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Thu, Apr 01, 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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  • ECE-EP Seminar - Alex Abramson, Thursday, April 1st @ 2:30pm via Zoom

    Thu, Apr 01, 2021 @ 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Alex Abramson, Chemical Engineering Department, Stanford University

    Talk Title: Tissue Interfacing Robotic Therapeutics

    Abstract: Medical devices that conform to and interact with the body hold profound implications in medicine, supporting a new generation of personalized and automated therapies with higher patient compliance and faster diagnostic feedback. In this talk, we will explore a series of ingestible and wearable technologies that physically interact with targeted tissues through programmable geometric and material transformations to enable previously unachievable therapeutic and sensing capabilities. Specifically, we will review the development of novel technologies enabling the oral delivery of macromolecule drugs such as insulin, as well as technologies enabling the rapid assessment of cancer therapeutics through real-time tumor monitoring.

    Biography: Dr. Alex Abramson is an NIH F32 Postdoctoral fellow in Chemical Engineering at Stanford University working with Profs. Zhenan Bao, Joseph Desimone, and the late Sanjiv Sam Gambhir. He received his B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from MIT under the direction of Profs. Robert Langer and Giovanni Traverso. His research, which focuses on oral biologic drug delivery and bioelectronic therapeutics, has been featured in news outlets such as The New York Times, NPR, and Wired, and he has worked closely with Novo Nordisk to develop clinical translation strategies for some of his inventions. Dr. Abramson is also involved in the public health sector and has performed research on quantifying the quality-of-life impact that novel biomedical technologies have on patients worldwide. In his spare time, Dr. Abramson volunteers as a STEM tutor at a local middle school, mentors start-up ventures in the biotechnology space, plays golf, and hikes. For more information about Dr. Abramson, please visit his website: www.agabramson.com.

    Host: ECE-Electrophysics

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93176796114?pwd=MmVNdlRLQUs3bS9VSVNWOU5qUEhwQT09

    More Information: Alex Abramson Flyer.pdf

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski

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  • External Workshop | Tips and Tricks to Land Internships

    Thu, Apr 01, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    *This is an external event hosted by Sage Corps*

    Sage Corps, a global career accelerator program, helps college students build hard skills for trending jobs and offers opportunities to work with entrepreneurs at startup companies worldwide - both in-person and remotely.

    On April 1, 2021 from 6-7pm ET (5 - 6PM CT), Sage Corps will hold a workshop to introduce its career development process and share tips and tricks for all students to secure sought-after internships and entry-level jobs across industries. Students will walk away with a roadmap for how to improve their employability with bolstered skills and experience.

    Sage Corps accepts all majors and any year in school, as well as non-US citizens. All are welcome to attend our workshop.

    For more information, visit www.sagecorps.com and follow Sage Corps on Instagram (@sagecorps) or LinkedIn.

    To Register: Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Information Sessions

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Apr 01, 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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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • Repeating EventGrammar Tutorials

    Fri, Apr 02, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    INDIVIDUAL GRAMMAR TUTORING FOR VITERBI UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS
    Need help refining your grammar skills for academic and professional communication?
    Meet one-on-one with faculty from the Engineering Writing Program, build your grammar skills, and take your writing to the next level!

    Viterbi writing faculty will help you identify and correct recurring grammatical errors in your writing assignments, cover letters, resumes, articles, and dissertations.

    Tutorials are on alternate Friday mornings. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/grammaratUSC


    If you have questions, please contact helenhch@usc.edu.

    Location: ZOOM

    Audiences: Graduate and Undergraduate Students

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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  • Advanced Manufacturing Seminar

    Fri, Apr 02, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Placid M. Ferreira, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Talk Title: Solid Ionics-Based Nanomanufacturing

    Abstract: Mechanics and transport at the micro- and nanoscale offer a rich set of controllable phenomena that can be exploited for the development of manufacturing processes, compatible with these scales. Here, we exploit ionic transport in solids as the basis of highly controllable, efficient, high-resolution, high throughput nanomanufacturing processes for producing metallic (specifically silver and copper) nanostructures. This talk will focus on the exploitation of the high room-temperature ionic conductivity of silver and copper-based superionic glasses as the basis of subtractive and additive nano-manufacturing processes such as superionic imprinting/stamping, roll patterning and direct writing. Taking a traditional manufacturing perspective, the talk will discuss tooling and tool materials; process characterization and rates; and tool wear with such processes. Applications and future directions for solid ionics-based nanomanufacturing processes will also be discussed.



    Biography: Dr. Placid M. Ferreira is the Tungchao Julia Lu Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering at Illinois. From 2003 to 2009, he was the director of the Center for Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems (Nano-CEMMS), an NSF-sponsored Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center after which he served as the Head of the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at Illinois until August 2015. He graduated with a PhD in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 1987, M.Tech (Mechanical) from IIT Bombay, 1982 and B.E. (Mechanical) for University of Bombay in 1980. He has been on the mechanical engineering faculty at Illinois since 1987, serving as the associate head for graduate programs and research from 1999 to 2002. Professor Ferreira's research and teaching interests are in precision manufacturing and includes computer-controlled machines, nano-manufacturing and metrology. Professor Ferreira received NSF's Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1990, SME's Outstanding Young Investigator Award in 1991, University of Illinois' University Scholar Award in 1994, the ASME Ennor Award for Manufacturing Technology in 2014. He is also a Fellow of ASME, SME and AAAS. He has served on the editorial board of a number of manufacturing-related journals.

    Host: Center for Advanced Manufacturing

    More Info: Please register for this webinar at: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T8lmZM0nQhC8VeooLUjTaA

    Webcast: Please register for this webinar at: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T8lmZM0nQhC8VeooLUjTaA

    More Information: Adv Mfg Seminar S21_Placid Ferreira.pdf

    WebCast Link: Please register for this webinar at: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T8lmZM0nQhC8VeooLUjTaA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • External Event | Apple Career Week: Concepts, Questions and Challenges

    Fri, Apr 02, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    *This is an external event hosted by Apple for Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science students*

    The University Recruiting team at Apple is hosting a series of online events focused on engaging and hiring students. Each day will have a different focus to allow your students to understand the Apple hiring process along with sharing their own personal stories with the team.

    Day 1: Concepts, Questions and Challenges

    Learn the basics of the tasks and challenges you'll be facing in your first year, the questions you should ask when faced with a problem, and how to be effective while still learning the ropes.

    The event will be hosted on the Hallo platform.

    To Register: Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Information Sessions

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Data Management on CARC Systems

    Fri, Apr 02, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Presented by: USC Center for Advanced Research Computing

    This workshop covers various topics in data management and transfer on CARC systems, including transfer tools, file permissions, file I/O, and backups.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98375438946?pwd=OXdaUkJyVlA1cGxuU0lPUEZyT0I0Zz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Viterbi Family Feud - CS (Faculty vs Student)

    Fri, Apr 02, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    VASE Office and VGSA are hosting a Family Feud series with CS Department on 04/02 (Friday, 3:30PM PST)! The first round will be department games of students vs. faculty/staff. To join a team, sign up at this link. The teams be will created at as a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE basis. If your department team is filled before your sign up, don't fret! Join us as an audience member! Otherwise, more games are to come in April!

    To register as participant (Any CS Student/ CS Faculty) : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfW5p0QJAk1fQYHwYog8BQ7BYiQpRLBrK6PsGQ1O3XXwJzZeA/viewform

    To view as attendee: Join us on zoom link on Friday!

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://usc.zoom.us/j/96464002046?pwd=dlV0V2JHaWFXT1JlNk5naDRMdHRvUT09

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96464002046?pwd=dlV0V2JHaWFXT1JlNk5naDRMdHRvUT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Graduate Student Association (VGSA)

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