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  • Virtual Viterbi Industry Networking Event: M.S. Students

    Mon, Oct 05, 2020 @ 07:00 AM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Receptions & Special Events


    The Virtual Viterbi Industry Networking Events connect students with Viterbi Alumni and industry professionals from across the world in an online networking event.
    https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/vine/

    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: Viterbi MS students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Ph.D. Defense - Eli Pincus

    Mon, Oct 05, 2020 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    Ph.D. Defense - Eli Pincus 10/05 2:00 pm "An Investigation of Fully Interactive Multi-Role Dialogue Agents"

    Ph.D. Candidate: Eli Pincus
    Date: Monday, October 5, 2020
    Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Committee: David Traum (chair), Maja Mataric, Peter Kim
    Title: An Investigation of Fully Interactive Multi-Role Dialogue Agents

    Abstract:
    In the course of their lives human perform multiple roles such as work and social roles. However, current research in human-computer dialogue has focused on dialogue agents that perform only one role of an interaction. For example, Apple's Siri acts mainly as an assistant. In this thesis we helps fill the gap in multi-role dialogue agent research.

    We describe an architecture that endows a test-bed agent with core dialogue management capabilities for both roles of a word-guessing game but can be adapted for different embodiments including virtual human, robot, and a non-embodied web-platform that enables use of the test-bed agent in "in the wild" experiments. We incrementally evaluate design decisions for the test-bed agent that decrease the chance that our later experiments, that more directly evaluate the agent's multi-role capabilities, failed to find effects due to confounds stemming from poor design decisions. We establish that multi-role agents, when compared to single-role versions of the same agent, are able to elicit enjoyment from users without negatively impacting user's perceptions. We also use an "in the wild" experiment to prove that a multi-role content sourcing strategy can be superior to other scalable content sourcing strategies.

    Meeting Links:
    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://usc.zoom.us/j/92791499440?pwd=djNKQzMxalJXZTVUR3dTQUp6Ykw2dz09
    Meeting ID: 927 9149 9440
    Passcode: 281112

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92791499440?pwd=djNKQzMxalJXZTVUR3dTQUp6Ykw2dz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Lizsl De Leon

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  • Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Mon, Oct 05, 2020 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Ange-Therese Akono, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University

    Talk Title: Inorganic-Organic Nanomaterial Composites for Advanced Civil, Energy, and Biomedical Application

    Abstract: See attached.

    Host: Dr. Qiming Wang

    More Information: Ange-Therese Akono Abstract-Bio_10520.pdf

    Location: Zoom Meeting

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Evangeline Reyes

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  • Interviews Open Forum

    Tue, Oct 06, 2020 @ 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Increase your preparedness for interviews by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff.

    To access this workshop, log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

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

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • USC Spatial Sciences Institute Brown Bag Talk

    Tue, Oct 06, 2020 @ 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Howard Hu, Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC

    Talk Title: The Global Burden of Disease Pollution

    Abstract: This brown bag session which will be held on Tuesday October 6, 2020 from 12:30-1:30 pm PST, RSVP: https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIscuqsqjksG9YnVxO91UU9hXXK-RRaSVOt

    Please join the USC Spatial Sciences Institute Brown Bag talk with Dr. Howard Hu, who joined the Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC, as its new chair on July 1, 2020.

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIscuqsqjksG9YnVxO91UU9hXXK-RRaSVOt

    The Global Burden of Disease Project (GBD), funded for over 2 decades by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is the largest scientific collaboration in the world and now a partnership with the World Health Organization. It describes mortality and morbidity from major diseases, injuries and risk factors to health at global, national and regional levels. Examining trends from 1990 to the present and making comparisons across populations enables understanding of the changing health challenges facing people across the world in the 21st century and provides policy makers with the evidence to make key decisions as they pursue the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

    In 2017, the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health used GBD data to demonstrate that outdoor and indoor air pollution, radon, and lead were likely responsible for 3 times the annual deaths from tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV AIDS combined. In follow up, Dr. Hu and colleagues initiated the GBD Pollution, Climate and Health Initiative (GBD PCHI), which aims to expand the GBD to include additional top-priority pollutants as well as climate change.

    In this talk, Dr. Hu will describe the GBD PCHI, now based at in the Keck USC Department of Preventive Medicine, with a focus on the challenge of estimating human exposure to pollutants in low and middle income countries with little data, and invite a discussion of the potential role of spatial sciences. Dr. Hu will also briefly discuss the Department of Preventive Medicine' nascent Pandemic Population Health Research Center and other collaboration opportunities.

    For questions please email Ken Watson, Academic Programs Director, watsonke@usc.edu


    Host: USC Spatial Sciences Institute

    Location: Online - Zoom

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Tue, Oct 06, 2020 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Do you have a quick question? The CS advisement team will be available for drop-in live chat advisement for declared undergraduate students in our four majors during the fall semester on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm PDT. Access the live chat on our website at: https://www.cs.usc.edu/chat/

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Posted By: USC Computer Science

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  • ISE 651 - Epstein Seminar

    Tue, Oct 06, 2020 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Phebe Vayanos, Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS),

    Talk Title: AI and Optimization for Social Good

    Host: Prof. Suvrajeet Sen

    More Information: October 6, 2020.pdf

    Location: Online/Zoom

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Grace Owh

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  • Boeing Information Session

    Tue, Oct 06, 2020 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Register for this virtual Trojan Talk on Viterbi Career Gateway.

    With Boeing, you can create and contribute to what matters most in your career, in your community and around the world. Our team members are supported to explore their professional interests and pursue new opportunities that will deepen their knowledge of our business. As a Boeing intern, you will work in a function tied to your studies in Engineering, Business, and Information Technology & Data Analytics and in a variety of locations around the world.

    Majors: Software Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering
    Class Levels: Masters + Bachelors

    Join us for our Information Session to learn more about our opportunities and how you can help us build the future of aerospace.

    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Theta Tau Presents Facebook Diversity and Inclusion Event

    Tue, Oct 06, 2020 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    Join Theta Tau and Facebook on October 6th at 6 PM to meet Facebook Engineers and diversity & Inclusion employees.

    This Event will be a great place to:
    -Learn more about Facebook's work culture and initiatives to create a more inclusive work environment
    -Get a look at first hand experiences working at Facebook from Facebook Engineers
    -Meet Facebook employees and ask them about their time at facebook!

    To get the Zoom link RSVP here: www.tinyurl.com/thetatauxfb

    Location: Online - Zoom

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Theta Tau

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  • Professional Enhancement Seminar

    Tue, Oct 06, 2020 @ 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: TBD, TBD

    Talk Title: Professional Enhancement Seminar

    Abstract: This bi-monthly seminar brings industry professionals from fields within electrical and computer engineering to share advice and answer questions about what students can do to improve their professional experience.

    Meeting ID: 974 2555 7004
    Passcode: 494632

    Host: Mihailo Jovanovic

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97425557004?pwd=T29UWER0emdmRllVMVFiT3pRNlk5QT09

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97425557004?pwd=T29UWER0emdmRllVMVFiT3pRNlk5QT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Benjamin Paul

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  • CIA Phone Office Hours | All Majors | Must be U.S. Citizen

    Wed, Oct 07, 2020 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Talk one-on-one with a CIA Representative to explore career and paid internship opportunities and life at the CIA! Select your time slot below:

    https://slotted.co/ciaphoneofficehours

    These are informal sessions - not job interviews - but please be prepared with questions about positions found on cia.gov/careers. We recommend going to the website, taking the short survey through the website's Job Fit Tool and having your results for our conversation. We can discuss resume style, cover letters, preparing for any interview, or anything else regarding working at the CIA. Undergraduates and Graduates of all academic disciplines are encouraged to attend. All CIA positions require US citizenship and relocation to the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Join NVIDIA for a Virtual Women in Engineering New College Graduate Panel and Q&A

    Wed, Oct 07, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    University Calendar


    Hear from USC alumni about the teams they joined, what they are working on and their past internship experiences followed by Q&A.

    Speakers:

    Akshata Bhat, Software Engineer for Tegra (MSEE 2019)

    Aeshaani Pahuja, ASIC Engineer (MSEE 2019)

    They will also be raffling a Jetson Nano and Shield TV Pro at the event!

    RSVP here: www.eventbrite.com/e/nvidia-ncg-panel-with-usc-women-in-engineering-fireside-chat-tickets-122474292907

    Learn more about Nvidia-�s career opportunities by visiting www.nvidia.com.university.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • CAIS Seminar: Anna Nagurney (University of Massachusetts Amherst) - Game Theory Network Models for Disaster Relief

    Wed, Oct 07, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Anna Nagurney, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Talk Title: Game Theory Network Models for Disaster Relief

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

    Abstract: The number of disasters is growing as well as the number of people affected by them with great associated challenges for effective disaster management. In this presentation, Dr. Nagurney will describe her team's research on the development of game theory network models for disaster relief that integrate financial flows from donors as well as the logistics associated with relief item deliveries. Both Generalized Nash Equilibrium as well as Nash Equilibrium constructs will be given and the associated methodologies for the formulation, analysis, and computation to the models outlined. Case studies on Hurricane Katrina as well as the tornados that hit western Massachusetts in 2011 will be presented, which provide surprising insights of relevance to policymakers.

    If time permits, Dr. Nagurney will highlight her team's additional recent work on stochastic game theory for disaster relief of relevance to the Covid-19 pandemic as well as game theory models for blood supply chains.


    Register in advance for this webinar at:

    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Lm0kfXOeSZaz64kz3CNx2w

    After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.



    Biography: Anna Nagurney is the John F. Smith Memorial Professor at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Director of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks, which she founded in 2001. She holds ScB, AB, ScM and PhD degrees from Brown University in Providence, RI. She is the author of 14 books, more than 200 refereed journal articles, and over 50 book chapters. She presently serves on the editorial boards of a dozen journals and two book series and is the editor of another book series. Professor Nagurney has been a Fulbrighter twice (in Austria and Italy), was a Visiting Professor at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and was a Distinguished Guest Visiting Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. She was a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College at Oxford University during the 2016 Trinity Term and a Summer Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard in 2017 and 2018. Anna has held visiting appointments at MIT and at Brown University and was a Science Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in 2005-2006. She has been recognized for her research on networks with the Kempe Prize from the University of Umea, the Faculty Award for Women from the US National Science Foundation, the University Medal from the University of Catania in Italy, and was elected a Fellow of the RSAI (Regional Science Association International), an INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Fellow, and a Network Science Society Fellow. In 2019, she became the first female recipient of the Constantin Caratheodory Prize from the International Society of Global Optimization. In 2020, she was awarded the Harold Larnder Prize from CORS (only the second female in the award's 35 year history). Anna has also been recognized with several awards for her mentorship of students and her female leadership with the WORMS Award, for example, and the Moving Spirit Award. Anna was one of 44 Women in STEM featured in the STEM Gems book as a role model for young women. Her research has garnered support from the AT&T Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation through its Bellagio Center programs, the Institute for International Education, and the National Science Foundation. She has given plenary/keynote talks and tutorials on 5 continents. She is an active member of several professional societies, including INFORMS, POMS, and RSAI and was the Omega Rho Distinguished Lecturer in 2018 and is a 2020 IFORS Distinguished Lecturer.

    Anna's research focuses on network systems from transportation and logistical ones, including supply chains, to financial, economic, social networks and their integration, along with the Internet. She studies and models complex behaviors on networks with a goal towards providing frameworks and tools for understanding their structure, performance, and resilience and has contributed also to the understanding of the Braess paradox in transportation networks and the Internet. She has also been researching sustainability and quality issues with applications ranging from pharmaceutical and blood supply chains to perishable food products and fast fashion to humanitarian logistics and disaster management. She has advanced methodological tools used in game theory, network theory, equilibrium analysis, and dynamical systems. She was a Co-PI on a multi-university NSF grant with UMass Amherst as the lead: Network Innovation Through Choice, which was part of the Future Internet Architecture (FIA) program and was recently a Co-PI on an NSF EAGER grant.


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

    Location: Online Zoom Webinar

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Computer Science Department

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  • How to Explain STEM Concepts in Non-STEM Terms

    Wed, Oct 07, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs, Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations, Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Student Activity


    Join the Viterbi Impact Program participants as they explore different ways to explain STEM concepts to different audiences. The guest speaker will be Professor Weiss, the Associate Professor of Technical Communication Practice at USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://usc.zoom.us/j/91002302851?pwd=RGgzREkrQmNjS0pRSHpYRU0xcWloUT09

    Meeting ID: 910 0230 2851
    Passcode: 176860

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91002302851?pwd=RGgzREkrQmNjS0pRSHpYRU0xcWloUT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Wed, Oct 07, 2020 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Do you have a quick question? The CS advisement team will be available for drop-in live chat advisement for declared undergraduate students in our four majors during the fall semester on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm PDT. Access the live chat on our website at: https://www.cs.usc.edu/chat/

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Posted By: USC Computer Science

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  • Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things and Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar

    Wed, Oct 07, 2020 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Mark McKelvin, Jr., The Aerospace Corporation

    Talk Title: Digital Engineering: A Transformation of Systems Engineering Practice

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

    Abstract: Systems engineering is a transdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of complex systems that must satisfy the needs of their customers, users, and other stakeholders. As systems grow in scale and complexity, the implementation of new development methods in systems engineering is required. Advancements in digital technologies are unleashing innovations that provide an opportunity to transform the systems engineering practice. Digital engineering leverages the use of digital technologies to enable systems engineering across disciplines to support integrated system development. A systems engineering environment that is built on an integration of digital technologies enables critical and consistent decision-making throughout the system lifecycle, improves efficiency of engineering practices, and improves data sharing and collaboration to develop solutions that meet stakeholder needs. The ability to integrate across people, processes, and technology to provide system solutions at the speed of need separates digital engineering from traditional systems engineering approaches. This talk will present challenges in systems engineering practice and discuss key enablers for implementing digital engineering. Example applications of digital engineering in space systems development will be provided.

    Biography: Mark McKelvin, Jr. is a Senior Project Leader in Digital Engineering at The Aerospace Corporation and a Lecturer in the System Architecting and Engineering graduate program at the University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering. At The Aerospace Corporation, he serves as the technical authority and team lead for the digital engineering implementation of Enterprise System Engineering for the United States Space Force portfolio architect. Prior to joining the Aerospace Corporation, he led the development of model-based engineering technology and techniques for space system development at the National Aeronautics Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a software systems engineer and fault protection engineer. He is a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and he serves as President of the International Council on Systems Engineering, Los Angeles Chapter. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Clark Atlanta University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo, nuzzo@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YSl0DRVOQJetWGNAACPOYQ

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YSl0DRVOQJetWGNAACPOYQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Talyia White

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Oct 07, 2020 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Fotis Sotiropolous, Stony Brook University

    Talk Title: Tackling Complex Flow Problems via Numerical Simulation: From Jumping Fish and Heart Valves to River Flooding and Wind Energy

    Abstract: Simulation-based engineering science has emerged as a powerful approach for tackling the major societal problems of our time related to human health, environmental sustainability, and renewable energy. Fluid mechanics problems frequently at the center of many of these challenges are often so complex that simulation-based research is the only viable approach for tackling them. Examples range from disease promoting blood flow patterns in the human heart and bioinspired swimming robots to extreme flooding in waterways and harnessing renewable energy from wind, currents, and waves. Accurate numerical simulation of such flows poses a formidable challenge to even the most advanced computational methods available today. In this talk I will discuss the advances we have made in my group to develop a powerful computational framework, the Virtual Flow Simulator (VFS), which can: handle arbitrarily complex geometries encountered in real-life applications; simulate fluid-structure interaction for rigid and flexible bodies; account for two-phase flows and free surface effects; and carry out coherent-structure-resolving simulations of turbulent flows in arbitrarily complex domains with dynamically evolving boundaries. The ability of the method to yield striking new insights into the physics of a broad range of real-life problems will be demonstrated by discussing applications in aquatic biology, cardiovascular engineering, turbulence and transport processes in natural waterways, and wind and marine and hydrokinetic energy. Future grand challenges and opportunities for simulation-based fluid mechanics research will also be discussed.

    Biography: Fotis Sotiropoulos serves as Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and SUNY Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at Stony Brook University. Before joining Stony Brook University, he was the James L. Record Professor of Civil Engineering; Director of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory; and Director of the EOLOS wind energy research consortium at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2006-2015). Prior to that, he was on the faculty of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, with a joint appointment in the G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering (1995-2005). His research focuses on simulation-based engineering science for tackling complex, societally relevant fluid mechanics problems in energy, environment and human health applications. He has authored over 190 peer reviewed journal papers and book chapters and his research results have been featured on the cover of several prestigious journals. He has been awarded the 2019 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Hydrology Days Borland Lecture in Hydraulics, the 2017 Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a 2014 distinguished lecturer of the Mortimer and Raymond Sackler Institute of Advanced Studies at Tel Aviv University, and a Career Award from the National Science Foundation. Sotiropoulos is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and has twice won the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Gallery of Fluid Motion (2009, 2011).

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93818975375

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93818975375

    Location: Online event

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93818975375

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Tessa Yao

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  • Interviews Open Forum

    Wed, Oct 07, 2020 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Increase your preparedness for interviews by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff.

    To access this workshop, log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

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

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Graduate School vs. Industry: Navigating The Graduate School Landscape

    Wed, Oct 07, 2020 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education, Viterbi School of Engineering Doctoral Programs, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission, Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs, Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Interested in Master's or PhD programs in engineering or computer science?

    You are cordially invited to meet representatives from the Viterbi School of Engineering on an online webinar.

    Students who have earned or are in the process of earning a Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or a hard science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to attend to learn more about applying to our graduate programs.

    The session will include information on the following topics:

    - Master's & PhD programs in engineering and computer science
    - How to Apply
    - Scholarships and funding
    - Student life at USC and in Los Angeles

    There will also be sufficient time for questions.

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef6e05a0b1d971206911132b4eb9192d2

    Audiences: Graduate

    Posted By: Kevin Henry

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  • GIBLIB - the "Netflix of Medical Education"

    Wed, Oct 07, 2020 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    *This is an external event hosted by GIBLIB*

    You are invited to a company presentation and roundtable discussion with GIBLIB CEO, Brian Conyer, CTO - Henry Duong, and Data Analytics Manager - Suraj Patel.

    With a new round of funding, we are adding full time positions to our technical and data teams. We are actively looking for senior software engineers, data engineers, technical project managers, and junior data analysts.

    Join a leading education technology company that is changing the way physicians stay up-to-date on the most critical topics in medicine! GIBLIB is a venture-backed startup that provides an online learning platform for the medical community. We partner with the top academic medical institutions in the world to produce studio-quality educational content and stream on-demand to medical professionals globally.


    Company culture is extremely important at GIBLIB. We look for candidates with the following personality traits:

    - Entrepreneurial: Resilient, grit, creative, resourceful, flexible, hardworking, and innovative
    - Proactive communication
    - Team-oriented
    - Goal-obsessed
    - Self-motivated

    If you are a current graduate student, recent graduate, or completing your final year of undergrad, we would love you to join our information session.

    Please register here - https://forms.gle/CagwdsU6wjRs1AK96

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Dr. Satyandra K. Gupta- “Automation Technologies for Ensuring Human Safety during COVID-19 Pandemic”

    Thu, Oct 08, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs, Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    First activity on the first day as part of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering Trojan Family Weekend 2020.

    Families can register at www.familyweekend.usc.edu

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Professor Garrett Reisman- “Human Spaceflight – Recent Past and Near Future Lessons Learned regarding Inspiration, Determination, Vision, and Innovation”

    Thu, Oct 08, 2020 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs, Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Second activity on the first day as part of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering Trojan Family Weekend 2020.

    Families can register at www.familyweekend.usc.edu

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • WiE Negotiation Seminar with Tahl Raz [CANCELLED]

    Thu, Oct 08, 2020 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

    WiE Negotiation Seminar with Tahl Raz

    The Graduate Committee of Women in Engineering is excited to host Tahl Raz, New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and co-author of the nation's leading publication on negotiation, Never Split the Difference, in our Negotiation Seminar on Thursday, October 8th at 1pm PST.

    RSVP to attend!

    Learn more about Tahl: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tahlraz

    Zoom Link: https://usc.zoom.us
    /j/98308499819?pwd=bVZHeDJRODcrSlFpN3hGZ1dyczU2UT09

    RSVP Form: https://forms.gle/mUmuGELEy3jXseVV7

    Also, please fill out this brief form if you would like to be added to the Women in Engineering (WiE) mailing list: https://forms.gle/nz81Xj9YFuA67W2y8

    Location: Online - Zoom

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us /j/98308499819?pwd=bVZHeDJRODcrSlFpN3hGZ1dyczU2UT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Thu, Oct 08, 2020 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Do you have a quick question? The CS advisement team will be available for drop-in live chat advisement for declared undergraduate students in our four majors during the fall semester on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm PDT. Access the live chat on our website at: https://www.cs.usc.edu/chat/

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Undergrad

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  • Kaitlin Harada- “From Class to Career”

    Thu, Oct 08, 2020 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs, Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Third activity on the first day as part of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering Trojan Family Weekend 2020.

    Families can register at www.familyweekend.usc.edu

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Edwards Lifesciences Pre-OCI Info Session | Bachelors | Mechanical, Biomedical, Industrial, Chemical, Electrical

    Thu, Oct 08, 2020 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Learn about Edwards Lifesciences and connect with recruiters! Learn about the Engineering Summer Internships & Co-Ops of 2021. This info session is structured to inform students on the interview process.

    Zoom link: Coming soon

    Class Level: Bachelors

    Majors: Mechanical, Biomedical, Industrial, Chemical, Electrical

    Edwards Lifesciences cannot sponsor international candidates

    Location: ZOOM

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Accenture x USC - How to Translate Your Technical Skills into Consulting / Storytelling Workshop

    Thu, Oct 08, 2020 @ 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    *This is an external event hosted by accentire*

    Register here: https://accenturece.avature.net/eventsEN/EventDetail/United-States-University-of-Southern-California-USC-How-to-Translate-Your-Technical-Skills-into-Consulting-Storytelling-Workshop/9387

    Accenture will be hosting a storytelling workshop to provide students with guidance around how to translate technical skills into consulting. We will also allocate time for students to connect with our team in smaller breakout groups to receive helpful tips and best practices on crafting your own narratives.

    This event will take place virtually over Zoom - the link will be emailed to registered participants the morning of the event. Please be sure to register in advance.

    Location: ZOOM

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • DEN@Viterbi: How to Apply Virtual Info Session

    Thu, Oct 08, 2020 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 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 as early as the Spring 2021 semester. 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=e74d6a7c6665ce1ff4e301c9ae6c4bbc6

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • HackSConnect (RSVP by Oct 3)

    Thu, Oct 08, 2020 @ 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    HackSC brings you HackSConnect- a virtually hosted, idea exchange platform for collaboration between companies, teams and ideas. Open to all majors, all are welcome to connect. Expanding your network virtually can be hard but HackSConnect will be a garden of students buzzing and exchanging rad ideas. We'll help you find great new recruits, ideas, and co-founders! Do you have a small startup and want to promote your platform and engage with the USC community? Do you have an idea and are looking to find your dream team? If so, HackSConnect is the event for you!

    October 8th
    6:00 - 9:00 pm PST OPEN TO ALL
    Last day to RSVP: October 3rd at 11.59 pm PST

    Want to participate but aren't sure what category of attendee you fall into? Find one of the following categories that best apply to you and sign up!

    Seeds: These are ideas with big plans to grow! Do you have a cool idea for a product but are looking to assemble your team? This is a great chance to network and find people who are passionate about the same ideas.
    SEEDS RSVP: https://hacksc.typeform.com/to/xZdSvcq6

    Sprouts: These are the beginnings of a company that might need a few busy bees to help get it thriving- can be student owned or otherwise. This is if yo're looking to expand, gain user feedback or grow by recruiting bees who have similar interests and ideas.
    SPROUTS RSVP: https://hacksc.typeform.com/to/rrtaiY0A

    Bees: Bees can buzz around to seeds and sprouts to connect! Register here if you are a student looking to build your network, learn about dope projects and maybe join a team.
    BEES RSVP: https://hacksc.typeform.com/to/hfbb6YDj


    Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/386471855850897/

    See you there,

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: HackSC

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  • Table for Six Mixer for Graduate Families

    Thu, Oct 08, 2020 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs, Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Last activity on the first day as part of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering Trojan Family Weekend 2020.

    Families can register at www.familyweekend.usc.edu

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Advanced Manufacturing Seminar Series

    Fri, Oct 09, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Qiang Huang, USC

    Talk Title: Engineering-Informed Machine Learning for Shape Distortion Control in Additive Manufacturing

    Abstract: Geometric shape accuracy is an important quality measure for products built by additive
    manufacturing (AM) processes. With increased availability of AM product data and advances in computing,
    Machine Learning for AM (ML4AM) has become a viable strategy for enhancing printing performance. We
    propose a Shape Deviation Generator (SDG) under an engineering-informed convolution formulation to
    facilitate the learning and prediction of 3D printing accuracy. Shape deviation representation, individual layer
    input function and transfer function for the convolution formulation are proposed and derived. A deconvolution
    problem for identifying the convolution kernel is formulated to captures the inter-layer interaction effects in the
    layer-by-layer fabrication processes. The printed 2D and 3D shapes via a stereolithography (SLA) process are
    used to demonstrate the proposed modeling framework and derive new process insights for AM processes.

    Biography: Dr. Qiang Huang is currently a Professor at the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles. He was the holder of Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair in Engineering at USC from 2012 to 2016. He received National
    Science Foundation CAREER award in 2011 and IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best Paper Award from IEEE Robotics and Automation Society in 2014. He is Department Editor for IISE Transactions, Associate Editor for ASME
    Transactions, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, and a member of the Editorial Board for Journal of Quality Technology. He also served an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering and for IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: Please register for this webinar at: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wxCrLd9yTaCOQH81EMMvSA

    Webcast: Please register for this webinar at: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wxCrLd9yTaCOQH81EMMvSA

    More Information: Adv Mfg Seminar Fall 2020_Qiang Huang.pdf

    Location: Online event

    WebCast Link: Please register for this webinar at: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wxCrLd9yTaCOQH81EMMvSA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Tessa Yao

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  • Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Session with Ellis Meng

    Fri, Oct 09, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs, Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    First activity on the second day as part of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering Trojan Family Weekend 2020.

    Families can register at www.familyweekend.usc.edu

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Viterbi Live

    Fri, Oct 09, 2020 @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Alumni

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Bistra Dilkina, Eric Rice, Phebe Vayanos, USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society

    Talk Title: AI for Social Good

    Abstract: Viterbi Live is proud to spotlight The USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS), a joint effort between the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Co-Directors Bistra Dilkina and Eric Rice will discuss the motivation and approach of the center and highlight a few of the core areas of research.

    Phebe Vayanos, USC CAIS Associate Director, and Eric Rice will discuss their joint work on artificial intelligence and operations research to design efficient and fair policies for allocating housing resources to those experiencing homelessness in collaboration with policymakers in LA. Prof. Dilkina will share her work on using AI to help improve resilience to disasters and climate change.

    Host: Viterbi Advancement

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Dk0Fnil_T8yWZjtrLiS5dg

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Kristy Ly

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  • Viterbi Live

    Fri, Oct 09, 2020 @ 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs, Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Second activity on the second day as part of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering Trojan Family Weekend 2020.

    Families can register at www.familyweekend.usc.edu

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Dr. Andrea Armani - “Emergency Engineering”

    Fri, Oct 09, 2020 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs, Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Third activity on the second day as part of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering Trojan Family Weekend 2020.

    Families can register at www.familyweekend.usc.edu

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • AME PhD Student Seminar

    Fri, Oct 09, 2020 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Sina Heydari, USC AME PhD Student

    Talk Title: Hierarchical control in sea star inspired locomotion

    Abstract: There is a growing effort to understand decentralized control mechanisms, particularly in application to robotic systems with distributed sensors and actuators. Sea stars, being equipped with hundreds of tube feet, are an ideal model system for studying decentralized sensing and actuation. The activity of the tube feet is orchestrated by a nerve net that is distributed throughout the body; there is no central brain. We developed mathematical models of the biomechanics of the tube feet and the sea star body. We then formulated hierarchical control laws that capture salient features of the sea star nervous system. Namely, at the component level, the individual tube feet follow a state-dependent feedback controller. At the system level, a directionality command is communicated to all tube feet. We studied the locomotion gaits afforded by this control model. We find that these minimally-coupled tube feet coordinate to generate robust forward locomotion on different terrains. Our model also predicts different gait transitions consistent with our experiments performed on Protoreaster nodosus. These findings offer a new paradigm for walking using soft actuators, with potential applications to autonomous robotic systems.

    Biography: Sina Heydari is a Ph.D. candidate working in Dr. Kanso's Bio-inspired motion lab. His research focuses on decentralized sensory-motor control in sea stars and hydrodynamic interaction of passive swimmers in potential flow. Sina received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from USC.

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92144809085

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Christine Franks

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  • Table for Six Mixer for Undergraduate Families

    Fri, Oct 09, 2020 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs, Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Last activity on the second day as part of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering Trojan Family Weekend 2020.

    Families can register at www.familyweekend.usc.edu

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Dean’s Reception

    Fri, Oct 09, 2020 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs, Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    Ending reception hosted on the second day of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering Trojan Family Weekend 2020.

    Families can register at www.familyweekend.usc.edu

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Undergraduate Student Families

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • USC MEGA Student Speaker Series

    Fri, Oct 09, 2020 @ 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    Looking to enhance your visuals in Unity using different shaders? Come join us this Friday, October 9 at 5:00 PM PST for a talk and Q&A by Steph Ng about the basics of using Unity's Shader Graph to create dynamic materials for your objects! While anyone is welcome to join, this talk is primarily for those who already have some Unity programming experience and would like to take their skills even further.

    Steph Ng is a senior studying Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation in the USC Iovine and Young Academy. They are also pursuing a minor in Game Design. Steph has experience as a Game Developer Intern at Sony, a VR Product Design Intern at Facebook, and a VR Developer at USC's World Building Media Lab! In addition to this, Steph is currently the AGP Director for Leechbug. Feel free to reach out to them directly if you'd like to help out or playtest for Leechbug!

    Check out Steph's work here: https://steph.ng/

    Zoom link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96356314342?pwd=dTdsU0JNZTQ3RzVlSVl1dWtPNDZRQT09
    Meeting ID: 963 5631 4342
    Passcode: 100920 **

    **The passcode will always be the date of the event!

    For any questions, please email megamesusc@gmail.com or reach out to us via our socials:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/USCMEGA
    Discord: https://discord.gg/4rDUD6H
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MEGA_USC
    Website: www.uscmega.org

    Best,
    MEGA

    Location: Online - Zoom

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96356314342?pwd=dTdsU0JNZTQ3RzVlSVl1dWtPNDZRQT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: USC MEGA

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