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

    Mon, Sep 11, 2017

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen 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. 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 Office

    Audiences: Prospective Freshmen & Family Members

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

    Mon, Sep 11, 2017 @ 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: George Tolomiczenko, Ph.D., Health, Technology & Engineering Program (HTE@USC), Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, University of Southern California

    Talk Title: Research Presentation & Career Path

    Host: Stacey Finley, PhD

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 122

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Mischalgrace Diasanta

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  • VIRTUAL Workshop: Cover Letters

    Mon, Sep 11, 2017 @ 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Learn how to create a cover letter that will serve as the marketing tool that will get your foot inside industrys door!

    To access this virtual workshop, go to https://bluejeans.com/489057558 and log in with your netID and password.

    Location: ONLINE

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • PhD Defense - Sung-Han Lin

    Mon, Sep 11, 2017 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    PhD Candidate: Sung-Han Lin
    Committee: Leana Golubchik (Chair), Fei Sha and Konstantinos Psounis
    Title: Distributed Resource Management for QoS-Aware Service Provision
    Time: September 11 (Monday) 1:00-3:00pm
    Location: SAL 322

    Abstract:
    Provision of quality of service (QoS) is of significant importance to service providers, where QoS is a function of resource availability. When resources are insufficient at a particular service provider, two approaches to mitigating this problem are for that service provider to (a) limit the amount of resources allocated to its users, and (b) cooperate with other resource holders and find a reasonable way to share those resources. For instance, a private cloud could can reject its customers' requests or forward some requests to public clouds (e.g., Amazon) to achieve satisfactory QoS. To this end, in addition to designing resource allocation approaches, service providers should also consider how to maximize their utilities when cooperating with other resource holders.
    Motivated by cooperation among resource holders and related resource allocation problems, in this document, we focus on several services and study how to allocate resources efficiently while maximizing all participants-benefit: For P2P video streaming, where the resource is the download rate for video playback, we eliminate the problem of playback pauses by adopting -reduced advertisement viewing duration- as a positive incentive for peers to contribute their unused download rates. For provision of on-demand compute capacity in the cloud service, where the resources are virtual machines (VMs), we study the incentives motivating the small-scale clouds to share their resources in some cooperative manner in order to achieve profitable service while maintaining customer SLAs. For co-locating machine learning training jobs, where the resource is the CPU core or GPU, we investigate the throughput improvement of a distributed training job via studying the trade-off of using more resources, and integrate the throughput estimation technique into the scheduling mechanisms for better sharing the limited computing resources.

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 322

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • External Fellowship Information Session

    Mon, Sep 11, 2017 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Doctoral Programs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Viterbi PhD students, MS students, undergraduate juniors and seniors are invited to attend an information session on Monday, September 11th from 1:30-2:30pm in RTH-526 to learn more about applying for external fellowships. Students will have the opportunity to hear from current external fellows, as well as from Professor of Computer Science And Vice Dean for Research, Maja Mataric, and Associate Professor of Technical Communication Practice and Engineering Writing Program Director, Steve Bucher.

    RSVP requested via https://viterbigrad.usc.edu/external-fellowship-information-session/

    Questions may be directed to Jennifer Gerson, Director, Doctoral Programs, at jgerson@usc.edu.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 526

    Audiences: PhD, MS, Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors (U.S. citizens/permanent residents only)

    Posted By: Jennifer Gerson

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

    Mon, Sep 11, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Ramtin Pedarsani, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Talk Title: Robust Scheduling for Flexible Stochastic Networks

    Abstract: Modern large-scale stochastic systems face much demand and processing variability, and a key challenge is the design of efficient control and scheduling policies that are robust to these uncertainties. In this talk, I will present several robust scheduling policies for stochastic models with applications to emerging sectors such as data centers and intelligent transportation systems. In the first part, I present a robust scheduling policy with performance guarantee, for a novel stochastic model of job scheduling in data centers, where jobs are represented as directed acyclic graphs (DAG). I will then visit the long-standing open problem on the stability of of the longest-queue-first scheduling policy for multiclass open queueing networks, and resolve this problem for an important special case. In the second part of the talk, I focus on transportation networks. I develop the first exact analysis of fixed-time control for urban networks, and briefly mention a few opportunities and challenges in exploiting autonomous vehicles for enhancing network's performance.

    Biography: Ramtin Pedarsani is an assistant professor in the ECE department at UCSB. He obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from UC Berkeley in 2015. He received his M.Sc. degree at EPFL in 2011 and his B.Sc. degree at the University of Tehran in 2009. His research interests include stochastic networks, information and coding theory, and transportation systems. He is the recipient of the best paper award in the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) in 2014.

    Host: Insoon Yang, x.02351, insoonya@usc.edu

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • SAE 549 Systems Architecting Guest Lecture

    Mon, Sep 11, 2017 @ 03:30 PM - 06:30 PM

    Systems Architecting and Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Terry Bahill, Emeritus Professor of Systems Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona

    Talk Title: Part A The Science of Baseball, A Modeling Perspective; Part B Tradeoff Studies

    Series: SAE Distinguished Speaker Series

    Abstract: The first part of the talk is on the science of baseball and the complex models needed to analyze bat and ball collisions. Collisions between baseballs, softballs and bats are complex and therefore their models are complex. The purpose of the first talk is to show how complex these collisions can be, while still being modeled using only Newton's principles and the conservation laws of physics. This talk presents models for the speed and spin of balls and bats. These models and equations for bat and ball collisions are intended for use by high school and college physics students, engineering students, the baseball analytics community and, most importantly, students of the science of baseball. These models use only simple Newtonian principles and the conservation laws to explain simple bat and ball collision configurations. These models are used to show the necessary sixteen tasks in the modeling process.

    The second part of the talk is on tradeoff studies. Tradeoff studies are a part of decision analysis and resolution (DAR). When the decision is one of selecting the preferred alternatives from amongst many alternatives, and the alternatives are to be examined in parallel, then the problem is amenable to a tradeoff study. Tradeoff studies address a range of problems from selecting high level system architecture to selecting commercial off the shelf hardware or software. Tradeoff studies are the typical outputs of formal evaluation processes. Nevertheless, even if the mathematics and utility curves are done correctly, care still needs to be exercised in doing a tradeoff study, because it is difficult to overcome mental mistakes. This talk will discuss mental mistakes in tradeoff studies and offer suggestions for ameliorating their occurrence.

    Biography: Terry Bahill is an Emeritus Professor of Systems Engineering and of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of eight engineering books and over two hundred and fifty papers, over one hundred of them in peer reviewed scientific journals. Bahill has worked with dozens of high tech companies presenting seminars on Systems Engineering, working on system development teams and helping them to describe their Systems Engineering processes. He holds a U.S. patent for the Bat Chooser, a system that computes the Ideal Bat Weight for individual baseball and softball batters. He was elected to the Omega Alpha Association, the systems engineering honor society. He received the Sandia National Laboratories Gold President's Quality Award. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), of Raytheon Missile Systems, of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is the Founding Chair Emeritus of the INCOSE Fellows Committee. His picture is in the Baseball Hall of Fame exhibition Baseball as America. You can view this picture at http://sysengr.engr.arizona.edu/ .

    Host: Prof. Azad Madni, Executive Director, Systems Architecting and Engineering Program

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 217

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: James Moore II

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  • Microsoft Info Session

    Mon, Sep 11, 2017 @ 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join us for our Meet the Company presentation. Come by for free food, insight on opportunities, a chance to hear from USC Alumni at Microsoft and an up close look into Microsoft technologies and initiatives.

    Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 101

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • PwC Advisory Information Session presented by USC CybOrg

    Mon, Sep 11, 2017 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Workshops & Infosessions


    General Advisory information session highlighting all Advisory opportunities at PwC. Presentation from PwC partners and staff following by Q&A and networking. Food will be provided!

    More Information: About PwC Advisory.pdf

    Location: John Stauffer Science Lecture Hall (SLH) - 200

    Audiences: Members have first priority, but anyone can RSVP

    Posted By: USC CybOrg

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  • Systems Engineering Leadership Series

    Tue, Sep 12, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Systems Architecting and Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Garud Iyengar , Department Chair and Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University

    Talk Title: Modeling Systemic Risk

    Series: SERC Talks

    Abstract: Systemic risk refers to the risk of collapse of an entire complex system as a result of the actions taken by the individual component entities or agents that comprise the system. Systemic risk is an issue of great concern in modern financial markets as well as, more broadly, in the management of complex business and engineering systems. In this talk, we will survey our work on modeling systemic risk. We will present an axiomatic framework for analysis of outcomes across agents in the system and over scenarios of nature, a structural model for systemic risk that introduces dynamics into the analysis, and a signed directed graphs (SDG) model for systemic risk that is inspired by work in process systems engineering.

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    The Systems Leadership Series is a series of interactive conversations with leading systems thinkers who explore and examine the nature and complexity of systems that modern society depends upon. The series is an unparalleled learning opportunity as prominent speakers come to share cutting-edge ideas, leadership styles and personal philosophies with students and faculty members.

    Biography: Garud Iyengar is a Professor in the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University. He received his B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. His research interests are broadly in information theory, control and optimization. His published works span a diverse range of fields, including information theory, applied mathematics, computer science, operations research, economics and financing engineering. His current projects focus on the areas of large scale portfolio selection, systemic risk management, quantitative marketing, smart grids, public health and systems biology.

    Host: System Engineering Research Center

    More Info: https://www.stevens.edu/events/modeling-systemic-risk
    Webcast: https://stevensinstitute-events.webex.com/mw3100/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=stevensinstitute-events&service=6&rnd=0.06171461554157853&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fstevensinstitute-events.webex.com%2Fec3100%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3Ft

    Location: • Online via WebEX

    WebCast Link: https://stevensinstitute-events.webex.com/mw3100/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=stevensinstitute-events&service=6&rnd=0.06171461554157853&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fstevensinstitute-events.webex.com%2Fec3100%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3Fth

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: James Moore II

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  • Epstein Institute Seminar, ISE 651

    Tue, Sep 12, 2017 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Shan Liu, Assistant Professor, University of Washington

    Talk Title: Operations Research in Medical Decision Making: Models and Insights for Depression Care Management

    Host: Prof. Sze-chuan Suen

    More Information: September 12, 2017.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Grace Owh

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  • Navigating the U.S. Recruitment Process

    Tue, Sep 12, 2017 @ 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • The Connected Vehicle Revolution

    Tue, Sep 12, 2017 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    Systems Architecting and Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Kay Das, GPS Program Manager and Technical Director at LinQuest Corporation in Los Angeles (retired)

    Talk Title: The Connected Vehicle Revolution

    Abstract: A light-hearted but critical look at the Connected Vehicle revolution. There is currently much on-going activity in the research and design of systems to enhance the safety of vehicular traffic on roads and highways. These include vehicle-to-vehicle based and vehicle-to-infrastructure based electronics systems with extension to personal devices. These systems need to work collaboratively in an intelligent and reconfigurable network environment characterized by multiple localized and dynamically changing motion control loops which include each individual vehicle driver (and pedestrian). Systems will comprise a mix of existing and new technologies such as laser, imaging, computer vision, radar, cellular, WiFi, GPS, millimetric Waves, and others. System complexity is very high in order to deliver and sustain the required levels of reliability. A range of products and systems will compete for market entry from diverse developers and nations. Compliance with a safety culture within product development, such as directed by the ISO 26262 cocoon, is desireable. Safety needs to be regarded as an integral and critical element in system, software, hardware, and device/sensor design. A significant challenge also exists in validating prototypes and final systems productized for market entry. The cost of failure is high as human life is in the loop. This presentation reviews some of the challenges and offers some directions for this burgeoning industry propelled by developments ranging from Shannon's Law and Moore's Law to the evolving Internet of Things and 5G cellular communications. Management of systems research and development with frugality, without over-design, and with a holistic approach on a scale probably never demanded before, is required.

    Please RSVP at the event link by noon September 5th to facilitate event registration and planning, foreign nationals by August 29th.

    DIRECTIONS TO THE AEROSPACE CORPORATION
    From the 105 Freeway traveling WEST:
    1. Take the exit towards 405 South
    2. Before getting onto the 405 Freeway, take the El Segundo Blvd exit
    3. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left (west)
    4. Turn right on Aviation Blvd.
    5. Bldg. D8 will be on the third building on the Right, just past the discount bakery.
    The facility is the third building from the corner of Aviation and El Segundo, just north of the discount bakery outlet. The facility has 4 gates, but only the southern-most gate is open. Identify yourself to the security guard as attending the INCOSE meeting. You can park where Security directs and enter through the lobby at the center of the building where the flag poles are. Knock on the first of the double doors, and someone will open the door for you. The handicap ramp is on the north side and can be reached by driving all the way around the back of the building. Inform the security guard if you plan to use that ramp.


    Biography: Kay Das was GPS Program Manager and Technical Director at LinQuest Corporation in Los Angeles from 2007 to 2013 where he additionally led new business development thrusts in the commercial and automotive safety markets. He has previously held responsibilities as R&D Director for STMicroelectronics' Asia Pacific region. He is a winner of a Singapore Government National Award for "The Initiation and Expansion of High-value R&D and Promotion of Partnerships." He has built and led teams in different parts of the world and managed the development of diverse silicon-based signal processing systems over 40 years in industry. His current pursuits are the application of communication (such as 5G/ DSRC) and location technologies (such as GPS/ GNSS) to the Connected Vehicle revolution. He holds a MS in Electronics Systems from the Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK. His pursuits in retirement other than Connected Vehicle include amateur astronomy, Internet radio, and he is a professional musician. He is an IEEE Life Member and a member of several societies.

    Host: The Aerospace Corporation (Venue); INCOSE-Los Angeles (Event)

    More Info: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=l4ihvgeab&oeidk=a07ee505f1dd3856d34

    Location: The Aerospace Corporation, Building D8/1010, 200 N. Aviation, El Segundo, CA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Michael Do

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  • An Evening with Goldman Sachs USC Recruiters

    Tue, Sep 12, 2017 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Workshops & Infosessions


    We are excited to have USC recruiters from Goldman Sachs join us for an evening of info and networking! They will also be addressing their open positions for 2018 Analyst opportunities. It's a great way to meet the recruiters face-to-face in a smaller, more intimate environment before the Career Fair. We're going to cap the number of attendees to ensure you get one-on-one time with the recruiters, so make sure to arrive 5-10 minutes early and bring a few copies of your CV. We're looking forward to an incredibly resourceful event!
    Please RSVP on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/nobeusc or email us with any questions at uscnobe@gmail.com.

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) - 144

    Audiences: Everyone, but please RSVP online

    Posted By: USC National Organization for Business and Engineering

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

    Wed, Sep 13, 2017

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen 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. 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 Office

    Audiences: Prospective Freshmen & Family Members

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Sep 13, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


    Bi-Weekly regular faculty meeting for invited full-time Computer Science faculty only. Event details emailed directly to attendees.

    Location TBD.

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Viterbi Progressive Degree Program Info Session

    Wed, Sep 13, 2017 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Interested in earning your MS from Viterbi?
    How about starting an MS degree during your senior year?
    The Viterbi Graduate Admission team is hosting a Progressive Degree information session!

    What are the details?
    When: Wednesday, September 13 at 1:00pm
    Where: RTH 211

    Who should attend?
    All undergraduate students thinking about pursuing an MS degree through USC.

    What is the Progressive Degree Program?
    The Progressive Degree Program (PDP) gives continuing USC undergraduates another path to earning a Master's degree from USC.

    The main advantages to a Progressive Degree are:
    1) Start graduate-level classes during your senior year
    2) Reduce the units required for a Master's Degree

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

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Viterbi PDP

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  • Epstein Department, Guest Speaker Event

    Wed, Sep 13, 2017 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Ricardo Valerdi, SpaceX and Associate Professor, University of Arizona

    Talk Title: Cost Estimation for Systems Engineering

    Host: Dr. Julie Higle

    More Information: Valerdi_flyer.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Grace Owh

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  • Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things and Ming Hsieh Institute for Electrical Engineering Joint Seminar Series on Cyber-Physical Systems

    Wed, Sep 13, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Nikos Arechiga, Toyota Research Institute

    Talk Title: Scalable Automatic Reasoning in Model-Based Development

    Abstract: Recent progress in vehicle autonomy and robotics has increased the importance of system assurance, ranging from safety to security concerns. These assurances require systems that are able to reason about large and complex system designs, often containing large lookup tables as well as AI components.

    This talk presents a general-purpose technique that leverages machine learning to automatically learn logical antecedents and consequents to simplify a complex formal verification task.

    We also describe a specialization of this technique that has been used within Toyota to reason about software with large lookup tables, including a public benchmark.

    Finally, we look to the future and describe emerging research directions in automatic reasoning.

    Biography: Dr. Nikos Arechiga graduated with a Ph. D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon working with Professor Bruce Krogh. His graduate work touched on automatic inference of barrier certificates to simplify proofs of safety as well as techniques for provably-correct controller synthesis.

    He has been working at Toyota for two years, and has been involved with developing scalable reasoning techniques to address complex models with lookup tables, and is recently considering the problem of reasoning about AI components.


    Host: Paul Bogdan

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Seminar

    Wed, Sep 13, 2017 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Birendra Jha, Assistant Professor/USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Talk Title: Coupled Flow and Geomechanics of Petroleum Reservoirs, Aquifers, and Faults

    Abstract: Can we inject and produce fluids out of subsurface reservoirs without causing damaging earthquakes? Can we design and control hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" of rocks to maximize productivity but minimize risks? Will underground sequestration of CO2 lead to induced seismicity and eventually CO2 leakage along faults? Did Indian monsoon rainfall have something to do with the Nepal earthquake? These are some of the questions facing the petroleum industry, geothermal industry, environmental scientists, and the geoscience community-at-large. One way to approach these questions, and the approach that we follow, is physics-based modeling of the underlying processes of fluid flow, rock deformation, and faulting or fracturing. We specialize in computational modeling and simulation of continuum scale coupled flow, transport and geomechanical processes. We develop mathematically rigorous and computationally efficient numerical frameworks and conduct lab experiments to understand, forecast and eventually control these processes in nature. I will present some of the salient features of our computational framework that includes a finite element-finite volume method to solve the flow and deformation problems sequentially. Then I will show results from a few studies that attempt to answer the questions posed in the beginning.

    Biography: Birendra Jha is an Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering in the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at USC. He received his masters in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University and PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT. He has several years of experience in the petroleum industry in India and US. In the Geosystems Engineering and Multiphysics Lab (gemlab.usc.edu) at USC, Birendra's group conducts research in computational and experimental geomechanics funded by the Department of Energy and the Rose Hills Foundation.

    Host: Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 150

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Ashleen Knutsen

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  • Google Info Session

    Wed, Sep 13, 2017 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Tech talk and information session about Google culture, roles, recruiting process, and Q&A Session for UNDERGRADUATE CS students ONLY.

    THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT. FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED AT THE DOOR. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE A TICKET. RSVP DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMITTANCE. ONCE ROOM CAPACITY IS REACHED, THIS SESSION WILL BE CLOSED. NO EXCEPTIONS.

    Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 101

    Audiences: Viterbi Undergrad Computer Science Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Chemical Engineering Alumni & Industry Spotlight

    Wed, Sep 13, 2017 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Students will hear from alumni and industry professionals regarding their academic/professional experiences.

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi Undergraduate Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • VIRTUAL Workshop: Navigating the U.S. Recruitment Process

    Thu, Sep 14, 2017

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

    TIME TBD

    Online log-in info coming soon!

    Location: ONLINE

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • USC Fall Career Fair

    Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    University Calendar


    The USC Career Center hosts two Career Fairs each year -“ one in the fall and another in the spring. Employers participate in the Career Fair to recruit for full-time, part-time, and paid internship opportunities. To ensure you get the most out of the day, please read the following tips.

    Please visit the General Career Fair page for additional information.

    Location: Trousdale Parkway

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: GAPP Office

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  • High-Level Program Optimizations for Data Analytics

    Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Yufei Ding, University of California at Santa Barbara

    Talk Title: High-Level Program Optimizations for Data Analytics

    Abstract: Many modern applications, especially those data analytics, often spend a large number of cycles on unnecessary computations. To find a document most similar to a query document, for instance, these applications typically would need to examine hundreds of thousands of other documents (that are not the most similar ones) in the dataset. Such redundant computations have been hidden in the useful instructions of the applications and are elusive for traditional compiler-based code optimizations. My work harnesses these hidden but significant optimization opportunities by raising the level of program optimizations from implementations to algorithms, and from instructions to formulas.

    Biography:

    Yufei Ding will soon join the department of Computer Science, University of California at Santa Barbara as an assistant professor. She received her Ph.D. in the Computer Science from North Carolina State University, and B.S. and M.S. in Physics from University of Science and Technology of China and The College of William and Mary respectively. In 2012, she started her Ph.D. study in Computer Science. Her research interest resides at the intersection of Compiler Technology and (Big) Data Analytics, with a focus on enabling HighI-Level Program Optimizations for data analytics and other data-intensive applications. Yufei has been actively publishing in major venues in both computer systems and data analytics areas, such as ASPLOS, PLDI, OOPSLA, VLDB, ICDE, and ICML. She was the receipt of NCSU Computer Science Outstanding Research Award in 2016.


    Host: Xuehai Qian, x04459, xuehai.qian@usc.edu

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • CAIS Seminar: Dr. David Traum (University of Southern California) - Conversations with History: The New Dimensions in Testimony Project

    Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. David Traum, University of Southern California

    Talk Title: Conversations with History: The New Dimensions in Testimony Project

    Series: Center for AI in Society (CAIS) Seminar Series

    Abstract: This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    One of the best and most engaging methods of learning about history, and particularly implications for future behavior, is direct conversation with those who can give a first person account. The USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) has developed "time-offset interaction" technology to allow interactive conversations with recordings of an eyewitness to history, so that much of this experience can be had without the synchronous participation of the subject. I will describe and demo the use of this technology in the New Dimensions in Testimony project - a collaboration with the USC Shoah Foundation and Conscience Display, in which people can interact with Holocaust survivors in this manner. Time permitting, I will also present its use in a similar project to increase awareness of the consequences of sexual assault in the military.


    Biography: David Traum is the Director for Natural Language Research at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and a research faculty member of the Department of Computer Science at USC. He leads the Natural Language Dialogue Group at ICT; his research focus is on interactive dialogue between humans and machines.

    Host: Milind Tambe

    Location: Seeley Wintersmith Mudd Memorial Hall (of Philosophy) (MHP) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Computer Science Department

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  • Microsoft Coding Competition

    Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Microsoft Coding Competition

    Location: Mark Taper Hall Of Humanities (THH) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Get Connected for Maximum Job Search Success- Presented by MGM

    Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join MGM executives to help you find out how to build relationships & connections to assist you in your academic career & in your job search. Develop the 30 Second Commercial you need to interact with employers.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • EY Tech Talk presented by CybOrg

    Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Workshops & Infosessions


    EY and the USC Cyber Security & Forensics student organization invites you to join us for an evening of learning and discussions about innovation with its Americas Advisory Innovation team.

    The session will focus on key drivers of innovation, emerging technologies impacting us today and tomorrow, and how EY approaches bringing new ideas to life.

    This session will be an opportunity to further your understanding of how innovation and disruption is impacting organizations across the globe and engage with EY presenters.

    You will also learn more about the various intern and full-time technology opportunities

    EY is recruiting for this fall. Light appetizers and soft drinks will be provided. Networking to follow after the conclusion of the presentation.

    STEPS to Register:

    RSVP @ https://goo.gl/PD6cKu

    Like our FB Page:
    https://www.facebook.com/cyborgatusc/

    Join our LinkedIn Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/10347148

    Sign up for our mailing list:
    https://goo.gl/forms/UD9A7e2DPMbaZXkq1

    Join our FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cyborgatusc

    More Information: EY USC Flyer Fall 2017.png

    Location: Radisson Midcity Hotel (RMH) - Ballroom

    Audiences: Members have first priority, but anyone can RSVP

    Posted By: USC CybOrg

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  • Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

    Fri, Sep 15, 2017

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen 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. Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

    RSVP

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

    Audiences: Prospective Freshmen & Family Members

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Graduate School Info Session w/Ellis Meng and Mischal Diasanta

    Fri, Sep 15, 2017 @ 03:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Thinking of applying to a PhD or master's program, USC or elsewhere? Dr. Ellis Meng, BME department chair, and Mischal Diasanta, head of graduate school admissions for USC BME, will be holding an information session detailing the application process and financial aid available to students. This session will be taking place Friday, September 15th from 3:00-4:00 PM in DRB 146. Snacks will be provided!

    Location: Corwin D. Denney Research Center (DRB) - 146

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering

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  • Internet of Skills-Enabled by 5G Decoupled Uplink & Downlink

    Fri, Sep 15, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Mischa Dohler, King's College London, UK

    Talk Title: Internet of Skills-Enabled by 5G Decoupled Uplink & Downlink

    Abstract: With the emergence of an ultra-responsive and reliable 5G 'Tactile Internet,' advanced techniques in robotics and artificial intelligence, we advocate for the emergence of an 'Internet of Skills' which allows the "transmission of labor" globally. It will invoke an important shift from content-delivery to skillset-delivery networks, where engineers would service cars or surgeons performing critical operations anywhere on the planet. For this to work, however, we require some fundamental changes to wireless communications systems. This presentation will look at the disruptive technology approaches in wireless 5G, notably the impact of decoupling up and downlinks; as well as the impact it has on different industry verticals.


    Biography: Mischa Dohler is full Professor in Wireless Communications at King's College London, driving cross-disciplinary research and innovation in technology, sciences and arts. He is the Director of the Centre for Telecommunications Research, co-founder of the pioneering smart city company Worldsensing, Fellow of the IEEE, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and a Distinguished Member of Harvard Square Leaders Excellence.

    He is a frequent keynote, panel and tutorial speaker, and has received numerous awards. He has pioneered several research fields, contributed to numerous wireless broadband, IoT/M2M and cyber security standards, holds a dozen patents, organized and chaired numerous conferences, was the Editor-in-Chief of two journals, has more than 200 highly-cited publications, and authored several books.

    He acts as policy, technology and entrepreneurship adviser, examples being Richard Branson's Carbon War Room, former Minister David Willetts' 8 Great Technology Fund, UK Regulator Ofcom, UK Ministries, No 10, EPSRC ICT Strategy Advisory Team, European Commission, Tech London Advocate, ISO Smart City working group, and various start-ups.

    He is also an entrepreneur; composer & pianist with 5 albums on iTunes and an artist-verified Spotify account; as well as fluent in 6 languages. He has talked twice at TEDx. He had coverage by national and international TV & radio, and his contributions have featured on the BBC, the Wall Street Journal and many others.

    Host: Urbashi Mitra, ubli@usc.edu, EEB 536, x04667

    Location: 248

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Gerrielyn Ramos

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  • W.V.T. RUSCH ENGINEERING HONORS COLLOQUIUM

    Fri, Sep 15, 2017 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Mike Lopez,, Project Manager, Cianna Medical, Inc.

    Talk Title: Engineering Medical Devices

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Su Stevens

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  • Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar Series on Integrated Systems

    Fri, Sep 15, 2017 @ 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Vesna Radisic, Principle Scientist, Northrop Grumman

    Talk Title: Engineered and Full 3D RF Materials

    Host: Profs. Hossein Hashemi, Mike Chen, Mahta Moghaddam, and Dina El-Damak

    More Information: MHI Seminar Series IS -Vesna Radisic.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Jenny Lin

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  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Fri, Sep 15, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. James Tsai, Georgia Tech, Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Talk Title: Smart Cities Transportation Asset Health Condition Assessment and Management Using Emerging 3D Technologies and Artificial Intelligence

    More Information: Tsai Announcement.pdf

    Location: Waite Phillips Hall Of Education (WPH) - B27

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Evangeline Reyes

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  • USC Racing Friends and Family Day

    Sat, Sep 16, 2017

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Receptions & Special Events


    On September 16, USC Racing will be hosting its first Friends and Family Day of the semester. The event will take place at USCʼs Engineering Quad in the form of a tailgate before the USC vs. Texas football game. During the event, USC Racing will be providing:

    - Burgers and Soft Drinks
    - A raffle for USC Racing Apparel
    - An opportunity to take a picture in our most recent car More special prizes

    Regardless of whether you are currently a part of the USC Racing family or would like to become a part of it, please feel free to stop by and join us at our tailgate tent!

    More Information: USC Racing Friends and Family Day 2017.pdf

    Location: Engineering Quad

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Ashleen Knutsen

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