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  • Viterbi Career & Internship Expo: Trojan Talks and Demos

    Mon, Sep 26, 2022

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Receptions & Special Events


    Groups of pre-registered students meet with an organization for a 45-minute company info session or company product or service showcase in a Zoom meeting or on-campus location.

    Pre-registration required on Viterbi Career Gateway: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/students/gateway/ > Events > Information Sessions

    For the most up-to-date information visit the Career & Internship Expo Website: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Monday, September 26th:
    10 am: Wayfair Trojan Talk
    11 am: SambaNova Systems Trojan Talk
    11 am: Tanium Product Demo
    12 pm: Rivos Inc Trojan Talk
    1 pm: Abbott Trojan Talk
    1 pm: GoodRX Product Demo
    2 pm: Forza Silicon Trojan Talk
    2 pm: RoviSys Trojan Talk
    3 pm: Morley Builders Trojan Talk
    3 pm: GridSpace Product Demo

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventThe Communications Hub - Academic Writing and Speaking Tutoring for Viterbi Ph.D. Students

    Mon, Sep 26, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    The Communications Hub offers academic writing and speaking tutoring for Viterbi Ph.D. students! Bring your academic and professional work (at any stage) to faculty at the Engineering in Society Program!

    Drop in hours are in RTH 222:
    Monday: 10-12
    Wednesday: 10-12
    Friday: 10-12

    We also offer online and custom appointments at https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home.

    See you at the Hub!

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 222

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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  • Min Family Challenge Sustainable Development Goals

    Mon, Sep 26, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    University Calendar


    Come and hear from Susan Angus, director of Commission on Voluntary Service & Action on UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's)real world solutions having societal impact. You will also get to hear from Min Family Challenge faculty, Trina Gregory on the application process.

    RSVP

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 109

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Johannah Murray/ Viterbi Office of Technology Innovation and Entrepenuership

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  • MFD Seminar: Control and Imaging of the Quantum Electron Motion in Action

    Mon, Sep 26, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Mohammed Hassan, Physics Department and Optical Sciences, University of Arizona

    Talk Title: Control and Imaging of the Quantum Electron Motion in Action

    Abstract: The electron motion in atoms and molecules is at the heart of all phenomena in nature. The advances in ultrafast light field and synthesis and attosecond spectroscopy enabled tracing and controlling electron motion dynamics in matter. In the first part of this talk, Dr. Hassan will present our capability for on-demand tailoring of light field waveforms spanning two optical octaves, from near-infrared electron motion in dielectric using synthesized light waveforms. This fine control allowed for switching the optical signal with attosecond time resolution. Furthermore, he will introduce the possibility of encoding binary data on ultrashort laser pulses waveforms. This work paves the way for establishing optical switched and light-based electronics with petahertz speeds, several orders of magnitude faster than the current semiconductor-based electronics, opening a new realm in information technology, optical communications, and photonic processors technologies. Dr. Hassan will present a new methodology for all-optical light field sampling and electron meteorology, which allows measuring the electronic delay response in the dielectric system. In the second half of the talk, Dr. Hassan will present the latest results of imaging the quantum electron motion in solid-state in action. He will explain how his team was able to attain the native electron motion (attosecond) temporal resolution in the electron microscope, orders of magnitude faster than the highest reported imaging resolution, by generating a single-isolated attosecond electron pulse inside the microscope and the embellishment of what we call "Attomicroscopy". This attosecond electron imaging by Attomicroscopy provides more insights into the electron dynamics in real-time and space with attosecond and picometer resolutions and promises to find long-anticipated real-life attosecond science application in quantum physics, chemistry, and biology.

    Biography: Education: Ph.D. Physics, 2013, Max-Plank Institute for Quantum Optics- Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

    Fields of Study: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics; Condensed Matter Physics

    Research Interests: Dr. Hassan''s research focuses on achieving the attosecond temporal resolution in electron microscopy by generative attosecond electron pulses and establishing the "Attomicroscopy" field, which will be utilized for recording film of electronic and atomic motion in action.

    Host: Professor Moh El-Naggar (Dept of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium); Professor Andrea Martin Armani (Mork Family Dept of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science)

    More Information: 9.26.2022.Mohammed Hassan (1).pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Anthony Tritto

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  • Meet Boeing Company

    Mon, Sep 26, 2022 @ 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Meet Boeing Company

    Please attend this information session for an overview of The Boeing Company and details about our career opportunities this Fall. You will hear from current Boeing employees and prior interns about their career experiences, and get the opportunity to network and ask questions. We will also discuss what we are doing to improve global equity, diversity, and inclusion on our team. Hope to see you there! The Future is Built at Boeing.

    Date: September 26, 2022
    Time: 5:30-6:30pm
    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall (RTH) 211

    What majors and class levels are you interested in connecting with? We are interested Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Engineering students.

    Are you recruiting for internships, full-time, or both? - Both

    Can you offer Visa sponsorship? Are you able to hire a student on CPT or OPT? - No to both

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

    Audiences: Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Engineering students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career & Internship Expo: Virtual and On-Campus Trojan Talks and Demos

    Tue, Sep 27, 2022

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Receptions & Special Events


    Groups of pre-registered students meet with an organization for a 45-minute company info session or company product or service showcase in a Zoom meeting or on-campus location.

    Pre-registration required on Viterbi Career Gateway: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/students/gateway/ > Events > Information Sessions

    For the most up-to-date information visit the Career & Internship Expo Website: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Tuesday, September 27th:
    10 am: TSMC Trojan Talk
    10 am: Boeing Company Product Demo
    11 am: Sentry.io Trojan Talk
    11 am: TrellisWare Technologies Product Demo
    12 pm: Sandia National Laboratories Trojan Talk
    12 pm: Garmin Product Demo
    1 pm: Chevron Corporation Trojan Talk
    1 pm: Schlumberger Product Demo
    2 pm: Raytheon Technologies Trojan Talk
    2 pm: Infineon Technologies Product Demo
    3 pm: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co Trojan Talk

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Teaching Wikipedia Workshop

    Tue, Sep 27, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Looking for an assignment with real-world impact? Teach Wikipedia and change the world!

    Learn how Wiki Education has helped over 100,000 students build writing and research skills while sharing knowledge with the world and how USC Viterbi students contribute to Wikipedia!

    Speakers: Andres Vega and Helaine Blumenthal of the Wiki Education Foundation

    Sponsored by: USC Libraries and the Engineering in Society Program at USC Viterbi

    Tuesday, September 27
    2:00-3:30 PM
    SSL 210 (or online)
    Register here: https://libcal.usc.edu/event/9665782


    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 210

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Helen Choi

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  • Epstein Institute - ISE 651 Seminar

    Tue, Sep 27, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Katya Scheinberg, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Operations Research and Information Engineering, Cornell University

    Talk Title: Overview of Adaptive Optimization Methods for Stochastic Oracles

    Host: Dr. Meisam Razaviyayn

    More Information: September 27, 2022.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • Viterbi Career & Internship Expo: Career Fair (On-Campus)

    Wed, Sep 28, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Receptions & Special Events


    Viterbi Career Connections is excited to announce the Fall 2022 Career & Internship Fair will be hosted on-campus! This recruitment event allows students the opportunity to have brief conversations with recruiters about full-time employment, internships, and co-ops. Join additional activities such as Trojan Talks and Meet & Greets September 26th-27th.
    The Viterbi Career & Internship Expo is free and open to all students in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Don't forget your resume!

    For more information about the Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Location: Trousdale Parkway

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Medical Imaging Seminar Series

    Wed, Sep 28, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Rodrigo A. Lobos, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Southern California

    Talk Title: New Theory and Methods for Accelerated MRI Reconstruction

    Series: Medical Imaging Seminar Series

    Abstract: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has revolutionized medicine by providing high-quality images of living tissue in a safe and noninvasive manner. However, the data-acquisition time can still be restrictively long in real applications. To accelerate this task, one popular alternative has been acquiring a reduced amount of data samples, and then using reconstruction methods to generate images out of the acquired undersampled data. In this talk we discuss novel contributions to improve the performance and efficiency of MRI reconstruction methods.

    We start revisiting the shift-invariant linear predictability relationships that exist in the MRI data (k-space), and how they can be leveraged using structured low-rank modeling (SLM). Then, we propose novel reconstruction approaches based on SLM which additionally incorporate in-prior knowledge learned from previously acquired reference data. We show that this approach is particularly useful in the context of ghost-artifact correction in echo planar imaging (EPI), where we theoretically establish that in-prior knowledge is necessary in order to avoid ill-posedness when using SLM reconstruction methods. Next, we provide a robust and powerful SLM reconstruction method able to account for potential imperfections in the reference data.

    In the last part of the talk, we show that linear predictability principles can also be used in the context of sensitivity map estimation in multichannel MRI. We start showing new theoretical results that provide a novel mathematical description for the estimation problem. Specifically, we show that sensitivity maps at particular locations belong to a nullspace of a matrix created from linear predictability relationships. Then, based on advanced signal processing techniques, we propose a set of computational methods which allow massive improvements in the computational complexity of sensitivity map estimation methods based on subspaces. We show cases where conventional estimation methods obtain a ~30-fold acceleration when combined with our proposed computational techniques. Notably, these improvements in computational time and memory usage are obtained without sacrificing estimation accuracy.

    Biography: Rodrigo A. Lobos is a Ph.D candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Southern California, supervised by Prof. Justin Haldar. He obtained his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Electrical Engineering at Universidad de Chile, where he received the Best Master's Thesis award in Electrical Engineering in 2015. During this time, The School of Engineers of Chile recognized Rodrigo as the best electrical engineer graduated from Universidad de Chile in 2015. He then joined Prof. Haldar's group at USC where his research has been focused on signal processing, computational imaging, and machine learning applied to medical imaging applications. Rodrigo's work has been recognized in distinguished medical imaging conferences, where he obtained a Best Paper Finalist award in IEEE ISBI 2020. At University of Southern California Rodrigo was selected as a Ming Hsieh Institute Ph.D Scholar.

    Host: Justin Haldar, jhaldar@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://usc.zoom.us/j/94607557250__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!uZV7rWNY9SZv84hGG8xVjIzaW-bOpw5wrC274dcH8O-_Ls5VS_GnF-W-kPDxVNU489rUSCih4KKPsjXwog$

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

    WebCast Link: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://usc.zoom.us/j/94607557250__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!uZV7rWNY9SZv84hGG8xVjIzaW-bOpw5wrC274dcH8O-_Ls5VS_GnF-W-kPDxVNU489rUSCih4KKPsjXwog$

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • New Theory and Methods for Accelerated MRI Reconstruction

    Wed, Sep 28, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Rodrigo Lobos , Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Talk Title: Dissertation Defense

    Host: Rodrigo Lobos

    More Information: Rodrigo Lobos_MHI-MISS_Sept. 28, 2022.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • Repeating EventThe Communications Hub - Academic Writing and Speaking Tutoring for Viterbi Ph.D. Students

    Wed, Sep 28, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    The Communications Hub offers academic writing and speaking tutoring for Viterbi Ph.D. students! Bring your academic and professional work (at any stage) to faculty at the Engineering in Society Program!

    Drop in hours are in RTH 222:
    Monday: 10-12
    Wednesday: 10-12
    Friday: 10-12

    We also offer online and custom appointments at https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home.

    See you at the Hub!

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 222

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Sep 28, 2022 @ 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: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 526 - Hybrid

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • DEN@Viterbi Information Session - National Harbor, Maryland

    Wed, Sep 28, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join USC Viterbi School of Engineering for an in-person information session in National Harbor, Maryland. The session will provide an introduction to DEN@Viterbi, our top ranked online delivery method and the 40+ graduate engineering and computer science programs available entirely online.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to connect directly with a USC Viterbi representative during the session to discuss the enrollment options, admission process, program details, the benefits of online delivery, scholarships and more.

    Register Today!

    Location: National Harbor, Maryland

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e28f77d830a3209cadd75a8f880794f54

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Center of Autonomy and AI, Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things, and Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar Series

    Wed, Sep 28, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Giulia Pedrielli, School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence (SCAI) at Arizona State University.

    Talk Title: Going Inside the Box: Bayesian Optimization for Verification of Cyber Physical Systems with Varying Levels of System Knowledge

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

    Abstract: Systems across automotive, bio-pharma, aerospace, energy, have become increasingly complex, and simulation represents a standard tool to evaluate their performance independently from the purpose of the analysis being optimization, control, certification. As a result, black-box optimization, that can embed simulation to perform a wide range of analyses, has attracted a lot of attention from the science and engineering communities. This talk centers around Black-box optimization methods, focusing on random search approaches (such randomness is injected in the search independently from the problem being affected by noise) in the broad area of verification of Cyber Physical Systems. In this context, the problem of falsifying properties is translated into the minimization of a robustness function. This is a metric function that quantifies how far a CPS execution is from violating a property of interest.

    We first focus on control and acceleration of the explore/exploit process for the falsification of safety requirements without exploiting any property of the system under analysis. Our approach alternates local and global search using local knowledge while exploring the space of possible solutions. The performance of the proposed approach is analyzed, and key future directions are discussed in the context of Cyberphysical systems safety evaluation.

    In the second part of the talk, we present algorithms developed in the scope of certification of safety critical systems that in some form exploit some structure of the problem at hand. Part-X is a family of partitioning informed Bayesian optimizers that can identify regions in which the system can present safety concerns (bugs in the case a software is analyzed). In this sense, the algorithm learns structure of the robustness function used to find falsification. We also produce a global estimate of the falsification volume. The algorithm min-BO works to identify faults in systems that have complex requirements that can be decomposed into a set of simpler requirements that need to be simultaneously satisfied by the system (conjunctive requirements). Finally, we show the basic ideas behind the design of algorithms that can exploit, when available, instrumented source code for the CPS to verify.


    Biography: Giulia Pedrielli (https://www.gpedriel.com/) is currently Associate Professor for the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence (SCAI) at Arizona State University. She graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. Giulia develops her research in design and analysis of random algorithms for global optimization, with focus on improving finite time performance and scalability of these approaches. Her work is motivated by design and control of next generation manufacturing systems in bio-pharma and aerospace applications, as well as problems in the design and evaluation of complex molecular structures in life-science. Applications of her work are in individualized cancer care, bio-manufacturing, design and control of self-assembled RNA structures, verification of Cyberphysical systems. Her research is funded by the NSF, DHS, DARPA, Intel, Lockheed Martin.

    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo, nuzzo@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98083929768?pwd=SUJreHk0N0ZXbk5QZ1ZPUkRlM3FmZz09

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98083929768?pwd=SUJreHk0N0ZXbk5QZ1ZPUkRlM3FmZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Sep 28, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Jerry Qi, Georgia Tech

    Talk Title: Multimaterial Additive Manufacturing toward Shape Changing Functional Devices and 4D Printing

    Abstract: 3D printing (additive manufacturing) where materials are deposited in a layer-by-layer manner to form a 3D solid has seen significant advances in the recent decades. 3D printing has the advantage in creating a part with complex geometry from a digit file, making them an idea candidate for making architected materials. Multimaterial 3D printing is an emerging field in recent years in additive manufacturing. It offers the advantage of placement of materials with different properties in the 3D space with high resolution, or controllable heterogeneity. In this talk, we present our recent progress in developing multimaterial additive manufacturing methods. In the first approach, we present a new development of a novel multi-material multi-method (m4) 3D printing where we integrate four types of additive manufacturing methods and two complementary methods into one platform. In the second approach, we recently developed a novel grayscale digit light processing (DLP) 3D printing method where we can print a part with gradient material properties. We further explore on how to use multimaterial 3D printing to fabricate architected materials and demonstrate their advantage, including direct 4D printing of 2D lattice structures, lattice structures with changing shape driven by liquid crystal elastomers, and 3D lattice structures by gradient materials.

    Biography: Dr. H. Jerry Qi is a professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and is the site director of NSF IUCRC on Science of Heterogeneous Additive Printing of 3D Materials (SHAP3D). He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Tsinghua University and a ScD degree from MIT. After one-year postdoc at MIT, he joined University of Colorado Boulder as an assistant professor and moved to Georgia Tech in 2014. His research is in the broad field of nonlinear mechanics of polymeric materials and focuses on developing fundamental understanding of multi-field properties of soft active materials through experimentation and constitutive modeling then applying these understandings to application designs. He and his collaborators have been working on a range of soft active materials, including shape memory polymers, shape memory elastomeric composites, light activated polymers, covalent adaptable network polymers, for their interesting behaviors such as shape memory, light actuation, surface patterning, surface welding, healing, and reprocessing. In recent years, he has been working on investigating integrating active materials with 3D printing. He and his collaborators pioneered the 4D printing concept. Prof. Qi is a recipient of NSF CAREER award (2007) and was elected to an ASME Fellow in 2015.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://ame.usc.edu/seminars/

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98775609685?pwd=a2lSd01oY0o2KzA4VWphbGxjWk5Qdz09

    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 202

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98775609685?pwd=a2lSd01oY0o2KzA4VWphbGxjWk5Qdz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Repeating EventThe Communications Hub - Academic Writing and Speaking Tutoring for Viterbi Ph.D. Students

    Thu, Sep 29, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    The Communications Hub offers academic writing and speaking tutoring for Viterbi Ph.D. students! Bring your academic and professional work (at any stage) to faculty at the Engineering in Society Program!

    Drop in hours are in RTH 222:
    Monday: 10-12
    Wednesday: 10-12
    Friday: 10-12

    We also offer online and custom appointments at https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home.

    See you at the Hub!

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 222

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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  • NVIDIA + USC HackerRank Challenge

    Thu, Sep 29, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 | Register Here

    Register above by Wednesday, October 5th at 11:59pm PST to receive an invitation to participate in our optional Fall 2022 HackerRank Challenge. All students registered will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win NVIDIA products!

    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Viterbi Career Connections Office. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participants responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu


    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition Info Session

    Thu, Sep 29, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    University Calendar


    The Masseh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition (MEPC) will teach you how to develop a business model and launch your startup through connections to seed funding, legal prizes, mentorship from seasoned business executives and access to the investment community.

    The grand prize winner will receive $50K to help launch their company!

    RSVP



    More Information: MEPC flyer General.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Johannah Murray/ Viterbi Office of Technology Innovation and Entrepenuership

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  • DEN@Viterbi: How to Apply Virtual Info Session

    Thu, Sep 29, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    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=e0d0b167414e5cb8eba845306fd6d9059

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • CEE Seminar Series

    Thu, Sep 29, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Jorge Macedo, PhD, PE, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Talk Title: Recent Tailing Storage Facility Failures and the Role of Static Liquefaction

    Abstract: See attached

    Biography: See Attached

    Host: Chukwuebuka Nweke, PhD

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98445798429

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98445798429

    More Information: Macedo_Announcement.docx

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98445798429

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Salina Palacios

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  • Get Prepped for Tech with NVIDIA: Resume + Interview Workshop

    Thu, Sep 29, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Register here

    During this resume and technical interview workshop, you will hear from hiring managers and members of our Hispanic - Latino Network on how to prepare for opportunities at NVIDIA and in tech generally!
    Our University Recruiting team will provide more information about upcoming internship opportunities and we will raffle off an NVIDIA Shield TV Pro following the talk, so be sure to register.

    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Viterbi Career Connections Office. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participants responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual Platform

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Basileal Imana

    Fri, Sep 30, 2022 @ 09:00 AM - 10:30 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    Candidate: Basileal Imana

    Title: Platform-supported and Privacy-preserving Auditing of Social Media Algorithms for Public Interest

    Committee: Aleksandra Korolova, John Heidemann, Bistra Dilkina, Kristina Lerman, Phebe Vayanos

    Abstract:
    Social media platforms are at an inflection point due to increasing pressure from society to scrutinize their algorithms and practices. Auditing these platforms for public interest has become a pressing area of academic research, policy-making and legislation. One area of concern is platform-induced bias in the delivery of ads that shape access to life opportunities such as employment, housing and education. The primary risk comes from platforms' use of relevance estimator algorithms to personalize delivery of ads. In response to the risks, policies are being proposed to mandate platforms to provide external researchers privileged access to perform audits while protecting the platforms' privacy-sensitive data. But, until now, no actionable proposal has been made on how to achieve this policy goal practically and at scale. In this work, we propose a new platform-supported auditing framework enables a privacy-preserving and generalizable method for evaluating the fairness of relevance estimators used in delivery of opportunity ads.

    We prove the above statement through three studies. In the first study, we perform a black-box audit to show that Facebook's relevance estimator can result in discriminatory job ad delivery by gender. In our second ongoing study, we show our method from the first study generalizes by transforming it into a template we can apply to audit for discrimination in other areas that have not been studied well. We will use the template to audit racial bias in delivery of housing and education ads. The black-box audits in the first two studies will demonstrate how relevance estimators can result in discriminatory outcomes for opportunity ads. Finally, in our third ongoing study, we propose a platform-supported auditing framework for auditing relevance estimators that addresses the limitations of black-box methods. Our proposal is fundamentally different from prior methods in that it suggests a way for auditors to have query access to the core and proprietary algorithms of social media while preserving privacy interests of users and platforms. Taken together, the three studies will show a platform-supported method to audit relevance estimators is the key to increasing social-media transparency.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/94162038836?pwd=R1Z6QXVyZG54OHRvMUJFSENETklzZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • Repeating EventThe Communications Hub - Academic Writing and Speaking Tutoring for Viterbi Ph.D. Students

    Fri, Sep 30, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    The Communications Hub offers academic writing and speaking tutoring for Viterbi Ph.D. students! Bring your academic and professional work (at any stage) to faculty at the Engineering in Society Program!

    Drop in hours are in RTH 222:
    Monday: 10-12
    Wednesday: 10-12
    Friday: 10-12

    We also offer online and custom appointments at https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home.

    See you at the Hub!

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 222

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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  • 2022 Fall PwC China Sourcing Initiative (CSI) Information Session (Virtual)

    Fri, Sep 30, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Program Introduction

    The China Sourcing Initiative (CSI) was launched in 2007 and is designed for overseas students in the United States and Canada who aspire to join us for full-time Associate positions in Mainland China or Hong Kong.

    For our 2022 - 2023 recruitment process, CSI recruiters will meet applicants in-person or virtually across North America to introduce our program as well as our China/Hong Kong career opportunities. The entire interview process will be hosted virtually so that students can be supported without the need to travel.

    Date: September 30
    Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: Zoom RSVP HERE


    Who are we looking for?

    We have many positions available across the line of services in assurance, tax, advisory and one firm services, at our various office locations throughout China and Hong Kong. Positions are for full time Associate roles with a start date in Fall of 2023.

    Both Bachelor and Master students who graduate from universities in the United States or Canada between August 2021 and August 2023 are encouraged to apply. Please kindly note that in order to be considered, you have to be eligible to work in Mainland China without a working visa. PwC will provide Hong Kong working visa sponsorship for selected associates.

    We welcome STEM major students who are interested in getting professional training and professional service experiences in China and Hong Kong to join our program.

    Kindly note we are seeking candidates who are proficient in Mandarin and/or Cantonese (speaking and writing)

    Location: Zoom, please see below for details on how to RSVP

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Medtronic Trojan Talk (Viterbi, Virtual)

    Fri, Sep 30, 2022 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Friday, September 30th 1-2 pm
    RSVP in Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Info Sessions

    At Medtronic, you can begin a life-long career of exploration and innovation while helping champion healthcare access and equity for all. You will lead with purpose, breaking down barriers to innovation in a more connected, compassionate world.
    We have been recognized for our commitment to individuals beginning their careers. Medtronic was named as one of the Best Employers for New Graduates by Forbes Magazine in 2020 and 2021. And in 2022, we won a Campus Forward Award for our early career candidate experience; investments in inclusion and diversity; and meaningful internships and entry-level programs.

    Medtronic leads global healthcare technology and boldly attacks the most challenging health problems facing humanity by searching out and finding solutions. Our Mission â” to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life â” unites a global team of 90,000+ passionate people. Powered by our diverse knowledge, insatiable curiosity, and desire to help all those who need it, we deliver innovative technologies that transform the lives of two people every second, every hour, every day. Expect more from us as we empower insight-driven care, experiences that put people first, and better outcomes for our world.
    In everything we do, we are engineering the extraordinary.
    What majors and class levels are you interested in connecting with?
    All Viterbi Majors,
    Are you recruiting for internships, full-time, or both?
    Both, with an internship focus
    Can you offer Visa sponsorship?
    Not at the moment.

    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • MHI ISSS Seminar - Dr. Wanghua Wu, Friday, September 30th at 2pm in EEB 132

    Fri, Sep 30, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Wanghua Wu, Samsung Semiconductor Inc.

    Talk Title: Recent Trends and Advances in High Performance Fractional-N PLL Design

    Series: Integrated Systems

    Abstract: any advanced
    electronic systems. In recent years, both analog and all-digital PLLs employing sampling or sub-sampling phase detector have gained popularity and demonstrated below 100-fs integrated jitter and superior figure-of-merit. This talk focuses on this PLL architecture and elaborates the advanced design techniques
    to achieve low jitter, low fractional spurs, fast locking, and low power operation. Both circuit design and digital calibration techniques will be presented in detail. In addition, recent advances in reference clock generation will also be discussed as it is crucial for high performance PLLs.

    Biography: Dr. Wanghua Wu received the B.Sc. degree from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, in 2004, M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. degree from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands in 2007 and 2013, respectively, all in electrical engineering. From 2013 to 2016, she was an RFIC Design Engineer in Marvell, developing high performance frequency synthesizers for WLAN transceivers. Since 2016, she has been with Samsung Semiconductor Inc. USA. She is currently a Principal Engineer and Senior Manager, leading advanced cellular RFIC design. Her research interest is on CMOS frequency synthesis for wireless applications. She currently serves as the Technical Program Committee member of IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), and Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC).

    Host: MHI - ISSS, Hashemi, Chen and Sideris

    More Info: Meeting ID: 926 7347 1681, Passcode: 960345

    More Information: Abstract and Bio-Sept 30-Wu.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski

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  • Viterbi Fall Concert

    Fri, Sep 30, 2022 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    University Calendar


    All PhD, MS as well as Undergraduate students are invited to be a part of this Fall Concert.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Juli Legat

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