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  • Discover USC: Honolulu, HI

    Sun, Oct 01, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    Join Viterbi Admission - along with the USC Admission & Financial Aid staff - at the Discover USC Honolulu Program.

    Discover USC, a program for high school seniors, is a 2-hour info session that will cover: the USC Application Process, Financial Aid, Life on Campus, Plus, an Engineering Session led by Louise Yates, Sr. Associate Dean, Admission & Student Affairs, USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

    RSVP for Discover USC

    Location: Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki

    Audiences: Prospective Freshmen & Family Members

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Discover USC: San Diego

    Sun, Oct 01, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    Join Viterbi Admission - along with the USC Admission & Financial Aid staff - at the Discover USC Program.

    Discover USC, a program for high school seniors, is a 2-hour info session that will cover: the USC Application Process, Financial Aid, Life on Campus, Plus, an Engineering Session led by the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

    RSVP for Discover USC

    Location: Hyatt Regency La Jolla

    Audiences: Prospective Freshmen & Family Members

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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

    Mon, Oct 02, 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

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  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

    Mon, Oct 02, 2017 @ 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Baotran Vo (alumna, USC BME M.S. program), Design Quality Engineer, MicroVention

    Talk Title: Cerebrovascular Medical Device Technology

    Host: Stacey Finley, PhD

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 122

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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

    Mon, Oct 02, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Aaron Ames, California Institute of Technology

    Talk Title: Unified Control of Dynamic Robotic Systems

    Series: Fall 2017 Joint CSC@USC/CommNetS-MHI Seminar Series

    Abstract: Humans have the ability to locomote with deceptive ease, navigating everything from daily environments to uneven and uncertain terrain with efficiency and robustness. With the goal of achieving these capabilities on robotic systems, this talk will present a unified formal framework for realizing dynamic behaviors in an efficient, provably correct and safety-critical fashion, along with the application of these ideas experimentally on a wide variety of robotic systems. In particular, we will introduce an optimization-based control framework that is able to dynamically balance control objectives and safety constraints for dynamic robotic systems. These concepts will be illustrated through their application to the humanoid robot DURUS, with the result being dynamic and efficient locomotion displaying the hallmarks of natural human walking: heel-toe behavior. The translation of these ideas to robotic assistive devices, and specifically powered prostheses, will be described in the context of custom-built hardware. Finally, the extension of these concepts to safety-critical systems-”including automotive applications, multi-agent systems, and swarms of quadrotors-”will be discussed.

    Biography: Aaron D. Ames is the Bren Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering and Control and Dynamical Systems at the California Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Caltech, he was an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Ames received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of St. Thomas in 2001, and he received a M.A. in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from UC Berkeley in 2006. He served as a Postdoctoral Scholar in Control and Dynamical Systems at Caltech from 2006 to 2008, and began is faculty career at Texas A&M University in 2008. At UC Berkeley, he was the recipient of the 2005 Leon O. Chua Award for achievement in nonlinear science and the 2006 Bernard Friedman Memorial Prize in Applied Mathematics. Dr. Ames received the NSF CAREER award in 2010, and is the recipient of the 2015 Donald P. Eckman Award recognizing an outstanding young engineer in the field of automatic control. His research interests span the areas of robotics, nonlinear control and hybrid systems, with a special focus on applications to bipedal robotic walking-”both formally and through experimental validation. His lab designs, builds and tests novel bipedal robots, humanoids and prostheses with the goal of achieving human-like bipedal robotic locomotion and translating these capabilities to robotic assistive devices.

    Host: Mihailo Jovanovic

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • CANCELLED- Microsoft Case Study Competition

    Mon, Oct 02, 2017 @ 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Skyworks Solutions Info Session

    Mon, Oct 02, 2017 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Skyworks Information Session / Tech-Talk
    - Who are we and what we do
    - Various full time and internship/co-op roles we are looking for
    - We'd love to bring in food and pass out our giveaways

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Magnet Forensics Workshop: Geolocation Data & the Cloud

    Mon, Oct 02, 2017 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Apps keep and track a lot of data about the people using them. It's what makes them so important to examiners. One area, in particular, that is making its way into unexpected places is geolocation data. People have no clear idea of how many apps might be collecting location data -- whether it's third-party apps or native device/OS apps. This is a very valuable source of evidence in investigations. But not all geolocation data is created equally.

    Join Magnet Forensics expert Jamie McQuaid to understand the value of each type of location data and what it can actually tell you, versus what might not be important to your investigation. Jamie will look at maps, chat apps, pictures, and more to show where the data can be found and how it can be used appropriately.

    Magnet Forensics is a global leader in digital investigative technology and was built on a foundation of helping and empowerment. We help investigative teams find more evidence and empower them to uncover the truth.

    COME NETWORK WITH PROFESSIONALS FROM THE TEAM.

    Please follow us on social media,

    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/

    Club Dues are strongly encouraged:

    Venmo Handle: @USC-Cyborg
    $15/semester or $25/year

    More Information: CybOrg Event Flyer 2.jpg

    Location: James H. Zumberge Hall Of Science (ZHS) - 252

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: USC CybOrg

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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

    Tue, Oct 03, 2017 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: TBA, TBA

    Talk Title: Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

    Abstract: Learn how to integrate principles of business, statistics, and engineering to achieve tangible results. Master the use of Six Sigma to quantify the critical quality issues in your company. Once the issues have been quantified, statistics can be applied to provide probabilities of success and failure. Six Sigma methods increase productivity and enhance quality. As a Six Sigma green belt, you will be equipped to support and champion a Six Sigma implementation in your organization. To earn the Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate, you will be required to pass the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineer's green belt exam (administered on the final day of the course).

    Host: USC Viterbi Executive Education

    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/six-sigma-lean-certification/six-sigma-green-belt-process-improvement/

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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  • Towards Mobile Emoji Prediction from Speech and Textual Captions

    Tue, Oct 03, 2017 @ 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    University Calendar


    Bio:
    Luis Marujo is a Research Scientist at Snap Inc. Prior to joining the Snap Research team in 2016, he completed his dual-degree Ph.D. in Language Technologies ('15) from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Portugal. He also obtained a MSc. ('12) in Language Technologies from CMU. He holds MSc. ('09) and BSc. ('07) in Computer Science and Engineering from IST. He was awarded the best poster award at the S3MR 2011.


    Abstract:
    Emojis are very popular ideograms used to either concisely communicate or complement the information of a text with an emotion or visual concept. Emojis are mainly use on mobile devices due to the availability of intuitive emoji keyboards. They are very popular in social media, but they have not been explored from a Speech Processing point of view. In this work, we investigate mobile-friendly multimodal approaches that use audio, speech, and textual captions to predict emojis in public video Snaps. The key idea of pipeline is to translate the input signals into text and keywords in order to conduct the analysis in a textual space. Our emoji prediction pipeline includes speech transcription, keyword spotting and dictionary based classification.

    In addition we use music detection and language identification to filter the content. Our experimental results indicate that our approach using speech transcription or a list of pre-selected words from keyword spotting provide comparable information to what is found in textual captions for emoji prediction. This is an important result as it allows us to suggest emojis to snap videos before the user starts typing a caption. Our initial results also indicate that combining both textual captions with speech output can improve emoji recommendation results beyond using only textual captions.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Epstein Institute Seminar, ISE 651

    Tue, Oct 03, 2017 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Myong Kee (MK) Jeong, Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

    Talk Title: Advanced Spatial Data Mining Methodology and its Applications to Semiconductor Manufacturing Processes*

    Host: Prof. Qiang Huang

    More Information: October 3, 2017.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Grace Owh

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  • New EE PhD Welcome Happy Hour

    Tue, Oct 03, 2017 @ 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Student Activity



    Welcome New EE PhDs! Join us for a casual Happy Hour to meet other new EE PhDs, advisors, MHI, and have lots of fun!
    RSVP Here: https://mhiee.wufoo.com/forms/z1cw2opg0mhqz3m/

    Date: Oct. 3rd, 2017
    Time: 5-7pm
    Place: Bacaro LA

    2308 S Union Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90007
    University Park

    Location: Bacaro LA

    Audiences: New EE PhD Students

    Posted By: Benjamin Paul

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  • Medtronic Info Session

    Tue, Oct 03, 2017 @ 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. Founded in 1949 as a medical repair company, we're now among the world's largest medical technology, services and solutions companies, employing more than 85,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in nearly 155+ countries.

    Join us to learn more about our summer internship opportunities. We are actively recruiting for summer interns in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer engineering, and electrical engineering. Let's work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients' lives. Help us shape the future and take healthcare Further, Together.

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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

    Wed, Oct 04, 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

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • SpaceX Information Session

    Wed, Oct 04, 2017 @ 09:00 AM - 04:45 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Meet with SpaceX representatives and drop off your resume during their tabling session in the Epstein Family Plaza.

    Resume Drop Morning Session: 9:00 - 11:30 AM
    Resume Drop Afternoon Session: 1:30 - 4:45 PM

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

    Wed, Oct 04, 2017 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: TBA, TBA

    Talk Title: Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

    Abstract: Learn how to integrate principles of business, statistics, and engineering to achieve tangible results. Master the use of Six Sigma to quantify the critical quality issues in your company. Once the issues have been quantified, statistics can be applied to provide probabilities of success and failure. Six Sigma methods increase productivity and enhance quality. As a Six Sigma green belt, you will be equipped to support and champion a Six Sigma implementation in your organization. To earn the Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate, you will be required to pass the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineer's green belt exam (administered on the final day of the course).

    Host: USC Viterbi Executive Education

    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/six-sigma-lean-certification/six-sigma-green-belt-process-improvement/

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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  • Novel Theoretical Characterization and Optimization of Experimental Efficiency for Diffusion MRI (Ph.D. Defense)

    Wed, Oct 04, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Divya Varadarajan, Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California

    Talk Title: Novel Theoretical Characterization and Optimization of Experimental Efficiency for Diffusion MRI (Ph.D. Defense)

    Series: Medical Imaging Seminar Series

    Abstract: Diffusion MRI (dMRI) has the unique ability to noninvasively quantify the Brownian motion characteristics of water molecules, and thus infer structural tissue features at microscopic spatial scales that are otherwise inaccessible through conventional millimeter-scale MRI. When applied to the brain, dMRI has emerged as an especially important tool for quantifying tissue microstructural characteristics that change as a result of factors such as brain development, plasticity, and pathology. Diffusion MRI is also used for reconstructing the white matter pathways that connect different brain regions.

    However, long scan times continue to be a major challenge for dMRI . While spending an hour or more in the scanner is acceptable forex-vivo tissue analysis or for motivated, healthy volunteers, it becomes challenging for in-vivo analysis for a number of important subject populations (such as younger children and sick individuals). In practice, scan times are constrained for human subjects, and studies have to make inferences working with the few samples acquired. The overall performance is directly impacted by the efficiency of the dMRI protocol, which consists of the sampling scheme used to acquire dMRI data, as well as the parameter estimation method used to make inferences from
    measured data.

    This work addresses the problem of making dMRI experiments as efficient as possible, including: (i) optimizing the scanner sampling protocol to maximize the amount of relevant information contained in the data, (ii) optimizing the parameter estimation protocol to maximize the amount of information extracted from the measured data, and (iii) developing statistical models that can be used to suppress noise contamination.


    Host: Prof. Justin Haldar

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Systems Engineer Research Center Open Forum Discussion

    Wed, Oct 04, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Systems Architecting and Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Gary McGraw, Vice President for Security Technology, Synopsys

    Talk Title: What are the Top Ten Software Security Flaws?

    Series: SERC Talks

    Abstract: SERC Talks is an open forum discussion series featuring researchers sharing their insights on various questions relevant to Systems Engineering (SE) and its evolution. Prof. Barry Boehm is the Editor-in-Chief of the series, curating the talks. The Systems Engineering Research Center encourages input and insights during these lively discussions to create an ongoing and more collaborative dialogue between academia, government and industry sectors of the SE community.

    Software security defects come in two categories--bugs in the implementation and flaws in the design. In the commercial marketplace, much more attention has been paid to finding and fixing bugs than has been paid to finding and fixing flaws. That is because automatically identifying bugs is a much easier problem than identifying design flaws. The IEEE Center for Secure Design was founded to address this issue head on. This will cover the IEEE CSD's first deliverable by introducing and discussing how to avoid the top ten software security flaws. The content was developed in concert with Twitter, Google, Cigital, HP, Sadosky Foundation of Argentina, George Washington University, Intel/McAfee, RSA, University of Washington, EMC, Harvard University, and Athens University of Economics and Business. The talk will include how to avoid the top ten software security design flaws. It is important, of course, to know that these flaws account for half of the defects commonly encountered in software security. But more important still is learning how to avoid these problems when designing a new system or revisiting an existing system.

    Biography: Gary McGraw is the Vice President Security Technology of Synopsys (SNPS), a silicon valley company headquartered in Mountain View, CA. He is a globally recognized authority on software security and the author of eight best selling books on this topic. His titles include Software Security, Exploiting Software, Building Secure Software, Java Security, Exploiting Online Games, and 6 other books. He is editor of the Addison-Wesley Software Security series. Dr. McGraw has also written over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, authors a periodic security column for SearchSecurity, and is frequently quoted in the press. Besides serving as a strategic counselor for top business and IT executives, Gary is on the Advisory Boards of Max Financial, NTrepid, and Ravenwhite. He has also served as a Board member of Cigital (acquired by Synopsys) and as Advisor to Dasient (acquired by Twitter), Fortify Software (acquired by HP), and Invotas (acquired by FireEye). His dual PhD is in Cognitive Science and Computer Science from Indiana University where he serves on the Dean's Advisory Council for the School of Informatics. Gary produces the monthly Silver Bullet Security Podcast for Synopsys and IEEE Security and Privacy magazine (syndicated by SearchSecurity).

    Host: Prof. Barry Boehm

    More Info: https://www.garymcgraw.com/

    Webcast: http://www.sercuarc.org/events/serc-talks-what-are-the-top-ten-software-security-flaws/

    Location: • Online via WebEX

    WebCast Link: http://www.sercuarc.org/events/serc-talks-what-are-the-top-ten-software-security-flaws/

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: James Moore II

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  • CiSoft Seminar

    Wed, Oct 04, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Mr. Jim Crompton, founder of Reflections Data Consulting

    Talk Title: Industry Overview: Lower for How Much Longer

    Series: CiSoft Seminar

    Host: CiSoft

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 324

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Juli Legat

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  • Viterbi Resume Day

    Wed, Oct 04, 2017 @ 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Get your resume looked over by Viterbi Advisors! Take this opportunity to prepare your resume for the Viterbi Career Fair.
    Please bring a hard copy of your resume.

    Date: WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4TH
    Time: 1 PM - 4 PM
    Location: VHE BREEZEWAY

    Location: Vivian Hall of Engineering (VHE) - Breezeway

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Cross-listed between CCI-MHI Joint Seminar Series on Cyber-Physical Systems and CSC@USC Seminar Series

    Wed, Oct 04, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Carolyn Beck, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Talk Title: Epidemic Processes Over Topologically Varying Networks

    Abstract: The study of epidemic processes has been a topic of interest for many years over a wide range of areas, including mathematical systems, biology, physics, computer science, social sciences and economics. More recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in the study of epidemic processes focused on the spread of viruses over networks, motivated not only by recent devastating outbreaks of infectious diseases, but also by the rapid spread of opinions over social networks, and the security threats posed by computer viruses. Most of the models considered in these recent studies have been focused on network models with static network structures, however almost all systems being considered have inherently dynamic structures. In this talk, we will discuss the modeling of epidemic processes over topologically varying networks, and present stability analysis results which elucidate the behavior of these systems. Specifically, we will derive conditions that guarantee convergence to the disease free equilibrium under varying assumptions on the networks and disease process parameters. Simulation results and potential control actions will be presented and discussed to conclude the talk.

    Biography: Carolyn L. Beck is a faculty member in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. She completed her Ph.D. at Caltech, her M.S. at Carnegie Mellon, and her B.S. at Cal Poly, all in Electrical Engineering. Prior to completing her Ph.D., she was an R&D engineer at Hewlett- Packard in Santa Clara. Carolyn has held visiting faculty positions at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Stanford University, and Lund University in Lund, Sweden.

    She was the recipient of an NSF CAREER award and an ONR Young Investigator award, as well as local teaching awards. Her research interests range from network inference problems to control of anesthetic pharmacodynamics and include mathematical systems theory, model reduction and approximation for the purpose of analysis and control design, and clustering and aggregation methods.

    Host: Ketan Savla, ksavla@usc.edu

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Seminar

    Wed, Oct 04, 2017 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Matthew McHenry, Professor/UC Irvine

    Talk Title: Predator Sensing and Evasion in Fish

    Abstract: The ability to survive encounters with predators is fundamental to the biology of a broad diversity of species. However, it is largely unclear how prey animals sense and evade predators. We study how the sensory and motor systems of fishes facilitate predator evasion with a focus on zebrafish (Danio rerio), where the adults prey on larvae of the same species. We have learned that the flow-sensitive lateral line system is necessary for survival by rapidly triggering a 'fast start' escape response. By replicating these conditions with a predator robot and modeling the flow stimulus with computational fluid dynamics, we were able to examine the cues that prey fish use to sense a predator. We similarly modeled the visual stimuli presented by a predator's approach. For both stimuli, we found that larvae direct their escape rapidly with coarse directionality. By examining these interactions with pursuit-evasion game modeling, we found that these directional responses are effective due to the high speed of the escape relative to the slow approach of the predator. Therefore, zebrafish survive encounters with a predator using either visual or flow cues that trigger a poorly-directed, but fast, escape response.

    Biography: Matt McHenry is a Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Irvine. Since his freshman year at Vassar College, Matt has studied biomechanics and sensing in aquatic animals. He earned a doctorate with Mimi Koehl at UC Berkeley and completed postdoctoral studies with George Lauder at Harvard. His lab's research is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research.

    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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  • Preparing for the Engineering Career Fair- Presented by Northrop Grumman

    Wed, Oct 04, 2017 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join a Northrop Grumman recruiter as they help you create a strategy to optimize your time, learn best practices when approaching employers, and get useful tips to help you prepare for this event.

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • ASBME: General Meeting 2

    Wed, Oct 04, 2017 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Recruitment season is upon us, and ASBME wants to make sure that YOU are well equipped to snag the internship/job of your dreams. Join us at our general meeting as we hear from experienced upperclassmen who have sucessfully completed internships and CoOps at some of the biggest names in biomedical industry! Gain an insider's perspective into the application process, work expectations, company culture, and much more.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - 227

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering

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  • Electronic Arts (EA) Info Session

    Wed, Oct 04, 2017 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Hear from USC Alumni now working at EA on the Digital Platform team focusing on Big Data. Also, come meet past interns and listen to their experiences and projects they worked on over the summer.

    Location: SGM 101

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Discover USC: Philadelphia

    Wed, Oct 04, 2017 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    Join the USC Admission Office at the Discover USC admission program in Philadelphia.

    This program provides high school seniors and their families with an opportunity to meet admission counselors, alumni, and other prospective students and their parents.

    RSVP for Discover USC

    Location: Philadelphia Marriott West

    Audiences: Prospective Freshmen & Family Members

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

    Thu, Oct 05, 2017 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: TBA, TBA

    Talk Title: Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

    Abstract: Learn how to integrate principles of business, statistics, and engineering to achieve tangible results. Master the use of Six Sigma to quantify the critical quality issues in your company. Once the issues have been quantified, statistics can be applied to provide probabilities of success and failure. Six Sigma methods increase productivity and enhance quality. As a Six Sigma green belt, you will be equipped to support and champion a Six Sigma implementation in your organization. To earn the Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate, you will be required to pass the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineer's green belt exam (administered on the final day of the course).

    Host: USC Viterbi Executive Education

    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/six-sigma-lean-certification/six-sigma-green-belt-process-improvement/

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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  • VIRTUAL Workshop: Preparing for the Engineering Career Fair

    Thu, Oct 05, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Create a strategy to optimize your time, learn best practices when approaching employers, and get useful tips to help you prepare for this event.

    To access this virtual workshop, go to https://bluejeans.com/715979235 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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  • ASBME: Fall Networking Night

    Thu, Oct 05, 2017 @ 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Join ASBME at our 6th Annual Corporate Networking Night with representatives from different biotech companies local to Southern California! This event is a prime opportunity to introduce yourself to recruiters for internships and jobs starting in 2016. Companies attending include Abbott, Alcon, Edwards, and more! Please bring copies of your resume and dress smartly. To reserve your seat, please RSVP at the link below and submit a $20 deposit to the front desk of DRB140 by Friday, September 29th (this will be returned to you at check-in for the event but forfeited if you do not show). Due to limited room capacity, we will give preference to Junior and Senior undergraduate students who are MEMBERS of ASBME; however, any interested underclassmen can sign up for the wait-list for available seats. Spot confirmations and additional details will be sent out by Monday, October 2nd. Any questions can be directed to Kristie Leung, leungkri@usc.edu.

    RSVP link: https://goo.gl/forms/cQZxsh8kYwxO94zh1

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - Ballroom C/D

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering

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  • California Resources Corporation

    Thu, Oct 05, 2017 @ 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join us and learn how you can start an internship with an energy/oil company based exclusively in California! Refreshments will be provided. Learn more about us on www.crc.com.

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Tau Beta Pi at USC Presents Resume Review GM

    Thu, Oct 05, 2017 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Viterbi Career Fair is around the corner and those resumes need polishing. Tau Beta Pi invites you to a Resume Review GM on October 5th from 6-7 PM in LVL16. Free pizza will be provided.

    Please fill out the survey to RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/ZRDt8S3emCNQ9qGw2. Bring your RESUME and friends, all engineering majors are welcome, including freshman and sophomores!

    RSVP Form: https://goo.gl/forms/kzlNg0fradx3LakP2
    Facebook Event Link: http://bit.ly/2xBLsi1

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Christina Martin

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  • Discover USC: Washington DC

    Thu, Oct 05, 2017 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    Join Viterbi Admission - along with the USC Admission & Financial Aid staff - at the Discover USC Program.

    Discover USC, a program for high school seniors, is a 2-hour info session that will cover: the USC Application Process, Financial Aid, Life on Campus, Plus, an Engineering Session led by Matthew O'Pray, Associate Dean, Admission, USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

    RSVP for Discover USC

    Location: Key Bridge Marriott

    Audiences: Prospective Freshmen & Family Members

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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

    Fri, Oct 06, 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

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • STEM Spotlight on the Center for Advanced Manufacturing

    Fri, Oct 06, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering K-12 STEM Center

    University Calendar


    As part of the STEM Spotlight on the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, the Center for Advanced Manufacturing will open its labs to high school visitors on October 6, on National Manufacturing Day. The STEM Spotlight on AME continues on the University Park campus research labs on October 12. https://viterbipk12.usc.edu/cam-spotlight/ Presented by Viterbi Adopt-a-School, Adopt-a-Teacher (VAST) preK-12 STEM Education Outreach.

    Location: 2727 S Flower St

    Audiences: K-12 Schools pre-registered

    Posted By: Katie Mills

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  • W.V.T. RUSCH ENGINEERING HONORS COLLOQUIUM

    Fri, Oct 06, 2017 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Grace Yee, Senior Licensing Officer at University of California Riverside

    Talk Title: Patenting and Commercializing Early Stage Technologies

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Su Stevens

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  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Fri, Oct 06, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Inge Wiersema, and Lenise Marrero , Carollo Engineers and City of LA Sanitation

    Talk Title: One Water LA 2040 Plan An Overview of Integrated Water Management Planning for the City of Los Angeles

    Abstract: The presentation will provide an overview of how the City of Los Angeles is working collaboratively to prepare a strategic plan with a planning horizon of 2040. The One Water approach provides a new paradigm of how water can be managed by considering all types of water potable water, wastewater, recycled water, stormwater, groundwater, etc. as One Water. The One Water LA 2040 Plan identifies strategies to achieve the Mayor Sustainable City Plan water related goals to make Los Angeles a more sustainable and resilient city. The presentation will highlight the key components of this very comprehensive planning effort and provides a wide variety of examples of how environmental engineering is used to address water related challenges, such as droughts, flooding, and water quality.


    Biography:
    Inge Wiersema is a Vice President with Carollo Engineers and serves as the Regional Planning Manager for Southern California. She is a registered civil engineer with over 20 years experience specializing in water resources and utility master planning. Inge is currently project manager for One Water LA 2040 Plan, which is a strategic and collaborative planning effort with Los Angeles Departments of Sanitation LASAN and Los Angeles Department of Water & Power LADWP. As the prime consultant, she leads a team with over 20 subconsultants to develop the One Water LA 2040 Plan, which identifies strategies and integration opportunities to manage all water as One Water.

    Lenise Marrero has a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico. She is a Senior Civil Engineer with City of L.A. Sanitation, and her experience ranges from sewer infrastructure and facilities planning to policy development. She helped implement the City Water Integrated Resources Plan IRP through inter agency collaboration, stakeholder and public engagement. More recently, Ms. Marrero leads the development of the City One Water LA Plan which is a collaborative, integrated approach to managing the City watersheds, water resources, and water facilities.



    Location: Von Kleinsmid Center For International & Public Affairs (VKC) - 150

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Evangeline Reyes

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  • Viterbi Career Fair Preparation with Alpha Omega Epsilon

    Fri, Oct 06, 2017 @ 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Come prepare for the Viterbi Career Fair with AΩE! We're Viterbi's only sorority, and we'd love to help our fellow engineers :) We'll be taking LinkedIn Headshots, elevator pitches, resume reviews, LinkedIn Profile creation, etc! There will be pizza :)

    Location: Von Kleinsmid Center For International & Public Affairs (VKC) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Alpha Omega Epsilon USC

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  • Discover USC: Boston

    Sat, Oct 07, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    Join Viterbi Admission - along with the USC Admission & Financial Aid staff - at the Discover USC Program.

    Discover USC, a program for high school seniors, is a 2-hour info session that will cover: the USC Application Process, Financial Aid, Life on Campus, Plus, an Engineering Session led by Matthew O'Pray, Associate Dean, Admission, USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

    RSVP for Discover USC

    Location: InterContinental Boston

    Audiences: Prospective Freshmen & Family Members

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Discover USC: Seattle

    Sat, Oct 07, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    Join the Viterbi Admission Team - along with the USC Admission & Financial Aid staff - at the Discover USC Program.

    Discover USC is a 2-hour info session that will cover: the USC Application Process, Financial Aid, Life on Campus, Plus, an Engineering Session led by Paul Ledesma, Director of Admission, USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

    RSVP for Discover USC

    Location: Grand Hyatt Seattle

    Audiences: Prospective Freshmen & Family Members

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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