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  • Repeating EventMeet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

    Mon, Jun 04, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This half day program is designed for prospective first-year students (High School juniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. During the engineering session we will discuss the curriculum, research opportunities, hands-on projects, entrepreneurial support programs, and other aspects of the engineering school. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process, and financial aid.

    Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.

    Please make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Reservations are required for the Meet USC program.

    Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

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    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - USC Admission Center

    Audiences: Prospective Undergrads and Families

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • High-dimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Microstructure

    Mon, Jun 04, 2018 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Daeun Kim, Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California

    Talk Title: High-dimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Microsctucture

    Series: Medical Imaging Seminar Series

    Abstract: Microstructure imaging in MRI represents imaging approaches to infer biological tissue properties at the cellular level (i.e., microscopic scale) from a macroscopic imaging voxel. Conventional approaches to microstructure imaging have focused on unmixng sub-voxel compartments that are present within each voxel of MR images acquired with a single MR contrast mechanism such as diffusion or relaxation. However, unambiguously distinguishing between these sub-voxel compartments continues to be challenging with conventional methods due to the ill-posedness of the inverse problem.

    This work aims at developing a novel high-dimensional MRI method to provide substantially improved abilities of resolving microstructural compartments. A main idea of the method is to use high-dimensional contrast encoding with multiple MR contrast mechanisms (e.g., both diffusion and relaxation) combined with spatially-constrained reconstruction to improve the ill-posedness. In the context of the high-dimensional MRI method, we present 1) a novel experiment design scheme, 2) estimation and optimization strategies and 3) validation and application.


    Biography: Daeun Kim is a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering at University of Southern California, supervised by Professor Justin Haldar. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Ewha Womans University, South Korea. Her research focuses on multidimensional signal processing for microstructure imaging in MRI. Her recent work was recognized as one of the most top ten popular abstract at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) in 2016, and won the 1st Place Award for Best Abstract Presentation at the Quantitative MR Study Group of the ISMRM in 2017. She is also a recipient of the USC Alfred E. Mann Innovation in Engineering Doctoral Fellowship and the USC WiSE Merit Award for Current Doctoral Students in 2017.

    Host: Professor Justin Haldar

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • Repeating EventLean Green Belt

    Tue, Jun 05, 2018

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Abstract: This three-day course provides an in-depth understanding of Lean enterprise principles and how to apply them within your organization.

    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/industrial-systems-engineering/lean-green-belt/

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Repeating EventLean Green Belt

    Wed, Jun 06, 2018

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Abstract: This three-day course provides an in-depth understanding of Lean enterprise principles and how to apply them within your organization.

    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/industrial-systems-engineering/lean-green-belt/

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Repeating EventMeet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

    Wed, Jun 06, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This half day program is designed for prospective first-year students (High School juniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. During the engineering session we will discuss the curriculum, research opportunities, hands-on projects, entrepreneurial support programs, and other aspects of the engineering school. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process, and financial aid.

    Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.

    Please make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Reservations are required for the Meet USC program.

    Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

    >> Register for a Meet USC Session

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - USC Admission Center

    Audiences: Prospective Undergrads and Families

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • System Engineering Research Center (SERC) Talks

    Wed, Jun 06, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 12:11 AM

    Systems Architecting and Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Phyllis Marbach, INCOSE LA Chapter President and Senior Software Engineer at Boeing, Retired

    Talk Title: How To Use Agile Methods on Highly-Critical Systems that Require Earned Value Management

    Series: Successfully Applying Agile Methods for High-Criticality Systems

    Abstract: Projects using agile practices should have an identified period of performance. During that period of performance releases are defined that have specific features or capabilities. This is called a Roadmap. Each release is planned during a release planning meeting where dependencies, critical path and float are defined. Each of the features in the Roadmap should be planned into the integrated management schedule as a work package. The detailed tasks of each feature are defined during the release planning and baselined when the work package is opened. Percent complete reporting of that feature, the high value work product in development, can be used for the EVM measures. So, even if a project is using agile practices they can apply EVM in reporting progress against their plans.

    Although, you may have heard that projects developed using agile cannot also use earned value management (EVM), this presentation will show how it can be done.

    Event Password: SERC
    NOTE: All Talks will be broadcast on WebEx. If you encounter any problems, please visit http://www.sercuarc.org/serc-talks/serc-talks-troubleshooting-guide/ .



    Biography: Phyllis Marbach retired from The Boeing Company Defense Space and Security Division as a senior software engineer in 2016. Phyllis has over 35 years of experience in aerospace programs including satellite ground stations, chemical lasers, the International Space Station, and various propulsion systems. Phyllis was a Boeing Designated Expert in agile software development, software engineering and systems engineering. The past eight years in her role as an Agile Coach for Boeing, she coached commercial airplane, unmanned air systems, radio, avionics, and research programs. Currently she is a Scaled Agile Framework 4 Program Consultant and Immediate Past President of the International Council on Systems Engineering, Los Angeles chapter, the second largest chapter in the United States. Phyllis has a Master of Science degree in engineering from the University of California -“ Los Angeles.

    Phyllis Marbach was involved in establishing how projects using agile methods plan, measure and report their earned value at Boeing. During the course of that work she acquired data from two projects and assisted the Government Accounting Office with agile updates to the Scheduling and Cost Guides in 2015.

    More Info: http://www.sercuarc.org/events/serc-talks-how-do-you-use-agile-methods-on-highly-critical-systems-that-require-earned-value-management/

    Webcast: https://stevensinstitute-events.webex.com/mw3100/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=stevensinstitute-events&service=6&rnd=0.5525946034517247&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fstevensinstitute-events.webex.com%2Fec3100%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3Fthe

    Location: Online via WebEX

    WebCast Link: https://stevensinstitute-events.webex.com/mw3100/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=stevensinstitute-events&service=6&rnd=0.5525946034517247&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fstevensinstitute-events.webex.com%2Fec3100%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3Fthe

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: James Moore II

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  • Repeating EventLean Green Belt

    Thu, Jun 07, 2018

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Abstract: This three-day course provides an in-depth understanding of Lean enterprise principles and how to apply them within your organization.

    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/industrial-systems-engineering/lean-green-belt/

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • IJCAI 2018 John McCarthy Award Practice Presentation

    Thu, Jun 07, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Milind Tambe, University of Southern California

    Talk Title: Multiagent Systems Research for Social Good

    Abstract: With the maturing of AI and multiagent systems research, we have a tremendous opportunity to direct these advances towards addressing complex societal problems. One key multiagent systems challenge that cuts across multiple of these problem areas is that of effectively deploying limited intervention resources. I will highlight our research advances rooted in computational game theory in addressing this challenge across three key problem areas. First, I will focus on public safety and security, and outline our contribution in introducing and using the Stackelberg security games framework for effectively allocating limited security resources. This security games work has been used by agencies such as the US Coast Guard, the US Federal Air Marshals Service and others to assist in the protection of ports, airports, flights and other critical infrastructure. Second, I will focus on conservation and illustrate the use of green security games to allocate limited resources in protecting endangered wildlife. Advances in adversary modeling in these games have helped removal of snares and arrests of poachers in national parks in Uganda, potentially saving endangered animals. Third, for public health, I will outline challenges of using limited resources for spreading health information in low resource communities, and algorithms based on games against nature. Our new algorithms for influence maximization, piloted in homeless shelters in Los Angeles, show significant improvements over traditional methods in harnessing social networks to spread HIV-related information among homeless youth. I will also point to directions for future work, illustrating the significant potential of AI for social good.


    Biography: Milind Tambe is Helen N. and Emmett H. Jones Professor in Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) and the Founding Co-Director of CAIS, the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society, where his research focuses on advancing AI and multiagent systems research for Social Good. He is a fellow of AAAI and ACM, as well as recipient of the IJCAI John McCarthy Award, ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award, Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation Homeland security award, INFORMS Wagner prize in Operations Research, Rist Prize of the Military Operations Research Society, IBM Faculty Award, Okawa foundation award, RoboCup scientific challenge award, and other awards including the Orange County Engineering Council Outstanding Project Achievement Award, USC Associates award for creativity in research and USC Viterbi use-inspired research award.


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

    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 150

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • Repeating EventMeet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

    Fri, Jun 08, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This half day program is designed for prospective first-year students (High School juniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. During the engineering session we will discuss the curriculum, research opportunities, hands-on projects, entrepreneurial support programs, and other aspects of the engineering school. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process, and financial aid.

    Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.

    Please make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Reservations are required for the Meet USC program.

    Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

    >> Register for a Meet USC Session

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - USC Admission Center

    Audiences: Prospective Undergrads and Families

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • Repeating EventEssentials of Composites Manufacturing

    Sat, Jun 09, 2018

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Abstract: Essentials of Composites Manufacturing provides a high-level overview of manufacturing science and engineering for aerospace composite structures, focusing on prepreg and liquid molding processes, including hands-on laboratory demonstrations.
    Course participants will complete a multiple-choice quiz as a knowledge assessment, available online at the end of the course. When the course and quiz have been successfully completed, participants will receive USC Continuing Education Units.

    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/chemical-engineering-materials-science/essentials-composites-manufacturing/

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • USC/LAUSD Innovation Camp

    Sat, Jun 09, 2018 @ 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering K-12 STEM Center

    Workshops & Infosessions


    USC Viterbi and LAUSD are hosting an innovation camp for LAUSD students, parents and teachers on June 9th.

    Participants will learn about STEAM education and Makerspaces. LA Makerspace, LA Public Library, LA County Library, Two-bit circus and many of our other partners will be there to demonstrate making, 3D printing and robotics.

    More Information: innovation-camp 2018.pdf

    Location: Epstein Family Engineering Plaza

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Darin Gray/Viterbi STEM Educational Outreach

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