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  • Info Session: ENGR 345 Principle and Practices of Global Innovation

    Mon, Apr 19, 2021 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Workshops & Infosessions


    ENGR 345 Principle and Practices of Global Innovations is a global class using the classroom-without-border platform and learning-from-diversity pedagogy. Students will study the dynamic lifecycle of technology innovation in competitive global market with classmates from multiple universities around the world. Students can build your global competence and network without leaving campus.

    The course is 3 units and is open to all USC majors and USC schools. It can be taken as a free elective course or as an approved elective course if approved by your advisor.

    Join our info session in Microsoft Teams to learn more about the course and get your questions answered at tinyurl.com/ipodiainfo

    More Information: General Fall 2021 iPodia Course Flyer.pdf

    Location: Microsoft Teams: tinyurl.com/ipodiainfo

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi iPodia Program

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Online Drop-In

    Mon, Apr 19, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    KCLC Online Drop-In

    The mission of the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) is to apply and engage in research and training to serve individuals with diverse learning needs and to empower students to reach their full academic and creative potential.

    All students welcome! No RSVP needed!

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92571867937

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: KCLC

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  • 2021 PhD Best Dissertation Virtual Symposium

    Mon, Apr 19, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: N/A, N/A

    Talk Title: 2021 Viterbi Best Dissertation Symposium

    Host: Viterbi

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_377vVqQJSaOjWARB5a8MGQ

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_377vVqQJSaOjWARB5a8MGQ

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_377vVqQJSaOjWARB5a8MGQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Juli Legat

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  • Prep for the Career Center's Recent Graduates and Students Virtual Career Fair

    Mon, Apr 19, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Increase your preparedness for the the Career Center's Recent Graduates and Students Virtual Career Fair by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners.

    To access this workshop:

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

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

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Code the Change Demo Night

    Mon, Apr 19, 2021 @ 07:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    Code the Change is having a Demo Night and we want to see you there! In case you aren't familiar with CTC, we're a student org that hopes to drive social impact through the software projects we make for nonprofit organizations around USC. This year, we're working with three nonprofits: Affordable South LA, Humans Against Trafficking, and ImagineLA. Our members have worked tirelessly on these projects, and we would appreciate if you could join us to learn more about the projects and the nonprofits behind them.
    The event will be on Zoom on April 19th, 7:30PM PST. We hope to see you there!

    RSVP HERE: https://lu.ma/ctcdemo

    Location: Online - Zoom

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Code the Change

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  • Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Tue, Apr 20, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Bridget Ulrich, Ph.D., Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth

    Talk Title: Unravelling Removal Processes for Polar Organic Contaminants in Aquatic Systems

    Abstract: See Attached Abstract.

    Host: Dr. Daniel McCurry

    More Information: B. Ulrich_Abstract-Bio.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Skill-Building For Success: Stress Management Tips

    Tue, Apr 20, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    KCLC Skill-Building Workshop Series

    The mission of the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) is to apply and engage in research and training to serve individuals with diverse learning needs and to empower students to reach their full academic and creative potential.

    For this week's Stress Management Tips: Understand how you experience stress and explore various ways to cope. Application of stress reduction techniques will be practiced!

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95019147813

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: KCLC

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Online Drop-In

    Tue, Apr 20, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    KCLC Online Drop-In

    The mission of the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) is to apply and engage in research and training to serve individuals with diverse learning needs and to empower students to reach their full academic and creative potential.

    All students welcome! No RSVP needed!

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92571867937

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: KCLC

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  • DEN@Viterbi - 'Limited Status: How to Get Started' Virtual Info Session

    Tue, Apr 20, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join USC Viterbi for our upcoming 'Limited Status: How to Get Started' Virtual Information Session via WebEx to learn about the Limited Status enrollment option. The Limited Status enrollment option allows individuals with an undergraduate degree in engineering or related field, with a 3.0 GPA or above to take courses before applying for formal admission into a Viterbi graduate degree program.

    USC Viterbi representatives will provide a step-by-step guide for how to get started as a Limited Status student and enroll in courses online via DEN@Viterbi as early as Summer 2021.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e303eff231998c8e83083c34360a2a40b

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Tue, Apr 20, 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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  • ISE 651 - Epstein Seminar

    Tue, Apr 20, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Urbashi (Ubli) Mitra, Gordon S. Marshall Professor in Engineering, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science, USC

    Talk Title: Active Hypothesis Testing For Fast Decision Making With Applications To SARS-CoV-2 Testing

    Host: Prof. Jong-Shi Pang

    More Information: April 20, 2021.pdf

    Location: Online/Zoom

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • Mork Family Department Distinguished Lecture Series - Jiefei Zhang

    Tue, Apr 20, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


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

    Talk Title: A New Paradigm for On-Chip Scalable Quantum Photonics

    Host: Jiefei Zhang

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

    More Information: ZhangAb.pdf

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Greta Harrison

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  • Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning System Safety Seminar

    Wed, Apr 21, 2021 @ 07:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Archibald McKinlay, Thomas Nield, Jessie Mooberry, William Voss, USC Aviation Safety and Security Program

    Talk Title: Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning System Safety Seminar

    Abstract: Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning is with us today. It is increasing exponentially throughout the systems that serve our national interests and infrastructure. We need to ensure that these AI systems operate within the bounds for which they are designed.

    This one day seminar pre-course presents the processes and standards by which engineers and program managers and senior leadership can ensure that Artificial Intelligence will operate as designed and intended. It introduces the full 4.5 day USC AI/ML course that will be presented in the Fall of 2021. The seminar directly addresses two of the objectives of the DoD AI Educational Strategy of 2020: to "Prioritize AI awareness for senior leaders" and to "Create a cadre of Integrated Product Teams (IPT's)."

    Aerospace and advanced weapon systems are certified for acceptance in accordance with Military Standard 882 (System Safety). This seminar utilizes Mil Std 882 as the basis for the concepts, processes and certification standards that should be used to ensure the safety and integrity of AI/ML systems. The course presents the five levels of autonomy and their corresponding levels of human interface.

    There is no fee. It is a complimentary seminar.

    A full 4.5 day course will be presented in the Fall of 2021. Date not yet specified.

    Contact: scalese@usc.edu

    Seminar presenters will include:
    Archibald McKinlay VI, USC Software Safety
    Thomas Nield, the Nield Consulting Group
    Jesse Mooberry, previous Airbus automated air traffic systems
    William Voss, ICAO, Flight Safety Foundation, FAA

    Host: USC Aviation Safety and Security Program

    More Info: https://viterbi.webex.com/viterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb9b25329063978611eb316a1ce0a4ca8

    Webcast: https://viterbi.webex.com/viterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb9b25329063978611eb316a1ce0a4ca8

    Location: Webex

    WebCast Link: https://viterbi.webex.com/viterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb9b25329063978611eb316a1ce0a4ca8

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Daniel Scalese

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  • Department of Biomedical Engineering Seminar - Yingxiao (Peter) Wang, University of California, San Diego

    Wed, Apr 21, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Yingxiao (Peter) Wang, University of California, San Diego

    Talk Title: Molecular Engineering for Live Cell Imaging and Controllable Genetics in Cancer Immunotherapy

    Host: Kirk Shung

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97723851679?pwd=M2F2WHB3Zzc1TjRFblFyVlB5SU1qZz09

    More Information: Dr. Yingxiao (Peter) Wang's Flier as of April 14.pdf

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Greta Harrison

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Online Drop-In

    Wed, Apr 21, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    KCLC Online Drop-In

    The mission of the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) is to apply and engage in research and training to serve individuals with diverse learning needs and to empower students to reach their full academic and creative potential.

    All students welcome! No RSVP needed!

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92571867937

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: KCLC

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  • DEN@Viterbi: How to Apply Virtual Info Session

    Wed, Apr 21, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

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

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=ecebf67736702533ef324ac2e72340b2d

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Skill-Building For Success: Stress Management Tips

    Wed, Apr 21, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    KCLC Skill-Building Workshop Series

    The mission of the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) is to apply and engage in research and training to serve individuals with diverse learning needs and to empower students to reach their full academic and creative potential.

    For this week's Stress Management Tips: Understand how you experience stress and explore various ways to cope. Application of stress reduction techniques will be practiced!

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95019147813

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: KCLC

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Apr 21, 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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  • Spring 2021 Academic Career Mentoring Panel

    Wed, Apr 21, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Doctoral Programs

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Drs. Assad Oberai, Ellis Meng, Lucio Soibelman, and Richard Leahy, USC Viterbi

    Talk Title: Academic Jobs During and Post COVID-19

    Abstract: Join our panel of faculty experts to learn effective strategies for searching for an academic position and how the academic landscape is likely to change as the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Host: Viterbi VASE Office of Doctoral Programs

    More Info: https://viterbigrad.usc.edu/instructional-support/events-workshops/phd-academic-career-mentoring-panel-series/

    Audiences: Ph.D. and Postdoctoral

    Contact: Tracy Charles

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  • CAIS Seminar: Karen Smilowitz (Northwestern University) - Achieving More Equitable Access to Learning

    Wed, Apr 21, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Karen Smilowitz, Northwestern University

    Talk Title: Achieving More Equitable Access to Learning

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

    Abstract: Dr. Smilowitz will discuss connections between evolving issues in public education and advances in optimization, computing and geographic information systems, beginning with early work motivated by Supreme Court decisions to desegregate schools. The talk will end with a reflection on current issues facing public school districts, including school busing and return-to-school plans amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ways in which operations research can be part of these discussions.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:

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

    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. Karen Smilowitz is the James N. and Margie M. Krebs Professor in Industrial Engineering and Management Science at Northwestern University, with a joint appointment in the Operations group at the Kellogg School of Management. Dr. Smilowitz is an expert in modeling and solution approaches for logistics and transportation systems in both commercial and non-profit applications, working with transportation providers, logistics specialists and a range of non-profit organizations. Dr. Smilowitz is the founder of the Northwestern Initiative on Humanitarian and Non-Profit Logistics. She has been instrumental in promoting the use of operations research within the humanitarian and nonprofit sectors through the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the National Academy of Engineering, as well as various media outlets. Dr. Smilowitz is Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Science. Dr. Smilowitz received the Award for the Advancement of Women in OR/MS from INFORMS and led the winning team in the INFORMS Innovative Applications of Analytics Award.


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

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

    Location: Online Zoom Webinar

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Wed, Apr 21, 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, Apr 21, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Huei Peng , Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Talk Title: Automated Vehicles -- Current Status and Remaining Challenges

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

    Abstract: Automated vehicles are being actively developed and are beginning to appear on production vehicles at a fast pace. In the meantime, self-driving or autonomous vehicles are being introduced in pilot programs in many cities in the US.

    In this talk, the current status of automated vehicles and their remaining challenges will be introduced. We will also introduce some of the research and development work at the University of Michigan.

    Biography: Huei Peng received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. He is now a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He currently serves as the Director of Mcity, which studies connected and autonomous vehicle technologies and promotes their deployment. His research interests include adaptive control and optimal control, with emphasis on their applications to vehicular and transportation systems. His current research focuses include design and control of electrified vehicles, and connected/automated vehicles.

    In the last 10 years, he was involved in the design of several military and civilian concept vehicles, including FTTS, FMTV, Eaton/Fedex, and Super-HUMMWV--for both electric and hydraulic hybrid concepts. He served as the US Director of the DOE sponsored Clean Energy Research Center--Clean Vehicle Consortium, which supports more than 30 research projects related to the development of clean vehicles. He has more than 300 technical publications, including 150 in referred journals and transactions and four books. Huei Peng has been an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is both an SAE fellow and an ASME Fellow.


    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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  • CHE Admitted Student Faculty Roundtable

    Wed, Apr 21, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Are you a recently admitted USC Viterbi student? Join us for this discussion with professors from the Chemical Engineering (CHE) department. Your faculty hosts will discuss their own academic backgrounds, an introduction to the discipline, degree curriculum, research areas, jobs after graduation, and more. The event will wrap up with an audience Q&A.

    Registration is required for this admitted student event: https://applyto.usc.edu/register/che-roundtable

    Audiences: Admitted Students

    Contact: Michael Cox

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Apr 21, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Ashley Bucsek, University of Michigan

    Talk Title: Probing Phase Transformations and Twinning Across Length Scales Using 3D X-Ray Microscopy

    Abstract: Advanced materials are broadly defined as innovative materials that have atypical sizes, microstructures, and responses. These atypical characteristics enable major, previously impossible technological breakthroughs, yet many advanced materials owe their desirable properties to complex underlying micromechanics including twinning, detwinning, and martensitic phase transformations. Establishing the relationships between these local micromechanics and macroscopic material behavior is critical to accelerating the implementation of advanced materials. Toward these goals, we utilize modern 3D X-ray diffraction techniques that offer the capability to measure the deformation and microstructure evolution inside bulk materials, in situ, and across nine orders of magnitude in length scales (nm to mm). Measured quantities include the 3D microstructure map and spatially-resolved crystallographic orientation, elastic strain tensor, and phase fraction. These techniques can be used to simultaneously measure local microstructure events and the consequent macroscopic response, resulting in a tool uniquely suited for linking local micromechanics to material behavior. These capabilities will be illustrated using a number of research examples involving twinning and phase-transforming materials, using nickel-titanium shape memory alloys as a model material system. Ongoing and future work will also be discussed, including the development of a first-of-its kind laboratory-scale instrument to conduct 3D X-ray diffraction experiments in-house.

    Biography: Ashley Bucsek is an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Previously, she was a President's Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota and a visiting scientist on beamline ID06 at the ESRF. She holds an MS and PhD from Colorado School of Mines and a BSE from the University of Wyoming. Bucsek's research combines 3D X-ray diffraction microscopy with micromechanical theory to study deformation and microstructure evolution in structural and functional materials. She is a regular user at the APS, CHESS, and the ESRF and is currently developing a laboratory-scale high energy diffraction microscopy microscope. Bucsek is also a board member on the ASM International Organization on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies, an editorial advisory board member of the Shape Memory and Superelasticity journal, an APS Imaging/Microbeam proposal review panel member, and a member of the DOE-funded PRISMS Center,

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95540575323

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95540575323

    Location: Online event

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95540575323

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Repeating EventCP2K: Running Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations

    Wed, Apr 21, 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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  • ITP Guest Lecture: Finance in Technology Companies

    Wed, Apr 21, 2021 @ 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Steven Edwards, Former EY Partner, and current partner @ RSM US LLP

    Talk Title: Technology Company Finance, What does it mean to you?

    Abstract: Steven Edwards, a former EY Partner, and current partner @ RSM US LLP, is giving us a guest lecture about Finance in Technology Companies.
    Steve will provide a general overview and role-specific angle of view looking at technology company finances. This will benefit students in all types of roles stepping into the industry.

    You MUST use your USC Login to attend this guest lecture. The lecture session might be recorded; The Q&A section will NOT be recorded to protect students' questions and privacy.

    Host: USC Information Technology Program

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99936569112?pwd=QWNTWnZQTnhyQVhDVi9pQzN3MFZ5UT09

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99936569112?pwd=QWNTWnZQTnhyQVhDVi9pQzN3MFZ5UT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Bo Wang

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  • PhD Defense - Brandon Schlinker

    Thu, Apr 22, 2021 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    PhD Candidate: Brandon Schlinker

    Committee:
    Ethan Katz-Bassett (Chair)
    Ramesh Govindan
    Bhaskar Krishnamachari

    Date: 4/22/2021
    Time: 10:30am

    Zoom:
    Meeting ID: 994 9243 1358
    Passcode: 923154

    Title: Improving User Experience on Today's Internet via Innovation in Internet Routing

    In this dissertation, I examine how content distribution networks (CDNs) interconnect and route traffic on today's Internet, along with the opportunities and challenges that arise in this environment. By executing measurement studies and building control systems, I demonstrate that the flattening of the Internet gives way to solutions to longstanding Internet problems. In addition, I discuss how I democratized Internet routing research by building PEERING, a platform that enables researchers to execute experiments that interact with the Internet routing ecosystem. PEERING has been used by members of the Internet routing research community to execute over 40 experiments, many of which were previously considered infeasible. Through this work, I demonstrate that it is possible to build novel solutions to longstanding Internet routing problems and ultimately improve user experience by combining the rich interconnectivity of CDNs in today's flattened Internet with mechanisms to delegate BGP's decision process.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Thu, Apr 22, 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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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Apr 22, 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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  • CAIS++ Spring 2021 Projects Showcase

    Thu, Apr 22, 2021 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    We are CAIS++, the undergraduate branch of USC's Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS). Our mission is to advance AI for Social Good, and our group of 150+ students has worked with professors, startups, and community organizations to develop cutting-edge AI solutions for societal problems.

    We're inviting you to our Spring 2021 Projects Showcase on Thursday, April 22 from 6:00-7:00 pm on Zoom (link below). Our student teams will be presenting the AI projects that they have worked on this semester.

    Projects from this semester include developing machine learning approaches for
    Estimating the pandemic risk potential of a virus from genome sequences
    Tracing knowledge concept acquisition for personalized education
    Diagnosing early-onset dementia from speech patterns
    Implementing embedded computer vision algorithms
    Predicting the spread of forest fires

    We will be recruiting a new cohort of undergraduates in Fall 2021, so coming to our showcase is a great way to learn about CAIS++ and see the type of work we do!

    Zoom link: tinyurl.com/showcais-s21

    The event will be open to the public, so feel free to forward this invitation on to anyone you feel may be interested. Hope to see you there!

    Best,
    The CAIS++ Team
    http://caisplusplus.usc.edu/index.html

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: tinyurl.com/showcais-s21

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CAIS++

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  • CS Colloquium: Alice Xiang (Sony AI) - Algorithmic Fairness and the Law

    Fri, Apr 23, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Alice Xiang, Sony AI

    Talk Title: Algorithmic Fairness and the Law

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: What does it mean for an algorithm or decision-making process to be fair? When making decisions using data, how do we account for historical biases or systemic inequalities? While the algorithmic fairness literature is comparatively nascent, these are questions the law has long grappled with. This talk will provide an overview of the algorithmic fairness literature and connections with anti-discrimination jurisprudence. In particular, this talk will discuss the tension between the use of protected class attributes to mitigate algorithmic bias and the law's preference for efforts to address discrimination that are blind or neutral to protected class attributes. Divergences like this between legal compatibility and technical feasibility are challenges that will need to be addressed in order to deploy algorithmic fairness methods in practice.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Alice Xiang is a Senior Research Scientist at Sony AI, where she leads research on responsible AI. Alice previously worked as the Head of Fairness, Transparency, and Accountability Research at the Partnership on AI, where she led a team of interdisciplinary researchers and a portfolio of multi-stakeholder research initiatives. She also served as a Visiting Scholar at Tsinghua University's Yau Mathematical Sciences Center. She was recognized as one of the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, MIT Tech Review, Fortune, and others, for her work on algorithmic bias and transparency, criminal justice risk assessment tools, and AI ethics. Alice holds a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School, a Master's in Development Economics from Oxford, a Master's in Statistics from Harvard, and a Bachelor's in Economics from Harvard.


    Host: Sirisha Rambhatla (sirishar@usc.edu)

    Webcast: https://viterbi.webex.com/viterbi/j.php?MTID=m5f18c96c4db845b65c22fa7c17d9516c

    Location: Online Webex

    WebCast Link: https://viterbi.webex.com/viterbi/j.php?MTID=m5f18c96c4db845b65c22fa7c17d9516c

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • KCLC Skill-Building For Success: Stress Management Tips

    Fri, Apr 23, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    KCLC Skill-Building Workshop Series

    The mission of the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) is to apply and engage in research and training to serve individuals with diverse learning needs and to empower students to reach their full academic and creative potential.

    For this week's Stress Management Tips: Understand how you experience stress and explore various ways to cope. Application of stress reduction techniques will be practiced!

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95019147813

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: KCLC

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  • Advanced Manufacturing Seminar

    Fri, Apr 23, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Nathan Crane, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Brigham Young University

    Talk Title: From Promise to Production: Unleashing the Potential of Additive Manufacturing

    Abstract: Additive Manufacturing (AM) burst onto the scene in the 1990s to great excitement about the new approach to product development and revolutionary products it would enable. While the opportunities for rapid prototyping have been largely realized, the ability to additively manufacture production parts has grown much more slowly. This talk will highlight key issues in process knowledge, production speed/quality, quality control, and functionality that hold the keys to broader implementation of AM in production and give examples of recent efforts to address some of these limitations touching on applications in polymers, metals, and printed electronics and compare the current status to biological fabrication methods.

    Biography: Dr. Nathan Crane joined the faculty of the BYU as professor of mechanical engineering in 2018 after 12 years at the University of South Florida. Dr. Crane completed a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005 and earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT in 1998 and 1999 respectively. He has worked in industry (Caldera Engineering and Pratt and Whitney Aircraft) government (Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratories), and academia. He is also associate editor of the Elsevier Additive Manufacturing journal. His interests lay in the areas of design, materials and advanced manufacturing with a particular interest in additive manufacturing (AM) and digital microfluidics. His work focuses on applying material science, mechanical design, and processing science to enable novel manufacturing processes.

    Host: Center for Advanced Manufacturing

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Y5Tl4puUT36axYDkjQaMxw

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Y5Tl4puUT36axYDkjQaMxw

    More Information: Adv Mfg Seminar S21_Nathan Crane.pdf

    Location: Online event

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Y5Tl4puUT36axYDkjQaMxw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • KCLC Feelin Connected Fridays: Build Your Finals Toolkit

    Fri, Apr 23, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Feelin Connected Fridays Series

    The mission of the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) is to apply and engage in research and training to serve individuals with diverse learning needs and to empower students to reach their full academic and creative potential.

    Join us via Zoom to connect with peers, cope with stress, and discover new interests through meaningful activities!

    For Build Your Finals Toolkit, you learn how to address the physical, cognitive, and emotional aspects of finals in order to finish the semester strong.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95019147813

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: KCLC

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  • Methods for Automating Job Submission

    Fri, Apr 23, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Presented by: USC Center for Advanced Research Computing

    CARC users may find themselves doing repetitive tasks like manually launching jobs, checking their job status, and deciding what kind of jobs to submit based on the results. This workshop covers methods for automating these tasks with tools like job arrays and workflow management software.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98469203772?pwd=emdKNnZjWG8yMW83RFNUcG4rR2R2QT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Online Drop-In

    Fri, Apr 23, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    KCLC Online Drop-In

    The mission of the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) is to apply and engage in research and training to serve individuals with diverse learning needs and to empower students to reach their full academic and creative potential.

    All students welcome! No RSVP needed!

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92571867937

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: KCLC

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

    Sat, Apr 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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    Contact: Kristen Grace

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