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  • GMiS 2021 Virtual Conference

    Mon, Oct 11, 2021

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Receptions & Special Events


    The virtual Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) 2021 Conference is scheduled for October 11-22, 2021.

    Many of GMiS's long-standing sponsors will be participating in the virtual two-day Career Fair, including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Shell Oil, Texas Instruments, Chevron, Cummins, Google, JP Morgan Chase - to name a few!

    At last year's GMiS Conference, sponsors from major corporations and agencies made hundreds of offers for internships and full-time employment.

    The All-Access Student Pass is being offered at a discounted rate of $99 until Aug. 31! (Regular rate is $125.) Students will enjoy 14-days of programming, including the two-day Career Fair, Hospitality Suites, Research Poster Competition, College Bowl, Speed Networking Sessions, webinars, and Awards Shows.
    Registration is now open for the GMiS Research Poster Competition for showcasing students' scholarly work and win top $$ awards.
    The GMiS College Bowl #22 Competition invites students to participate in sponsor-coached teams and compete for top $$ prizes. A limited # of seats are available, so register early.

    To register for the Conference and for a complete agenda, please visit www.gmisconference.org.

    GMiS is offering you the following incentives:

    Take advantage of the $99 discounted All-Access Pass available until August 31st.
    Ten complimentary All-Access Student Passes. Students can use the code 21USCSTU to register for free by September 15th.
    Three reserved GMiS College Bowl Competition slots for USC students.
    A Group Discount: purchase 8 registrations, get 2 additional free.

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Building & Maintaining Professional Connections (Hybrid)

    Mon, Oct 11, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Increase your career and internship knowledge on networking by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff.
    To access more information on this workshop, log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    For more information about all workshops, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    Access Zoom link on Viterbi Career Gateway: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

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

    Audiences: All Engineering Students

    Contact: Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Drop-In Hours

    Mon, Oct 11, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Hello Trojans!
    Are you looking for assistance on returning to campus, improving their time management skills, and alleviating stress? Please come to our workshops and Drop-in hours hosted by the USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity. No reservation or appointment is required for our workshops and drop-ins.

    KCLC will be hosting Drop-in Hours and Skill Building for Success Workshops on Zoom with a weekly theme of time management, reading strategies, stress management or test-taking. The workshops will be interactive with great tips and resources.

    Drop-in hours are available for undergraduate or graduate students to meet with an academic coach without needing to make a reservation. These sessions may be held in a group setting, dependent upon staffing availability and demand.

    For more information, see the attached flyers with dates, times, and Zoom links.

    If you are interested in learning more about weekly academic coaching, email us at kortschakcenter@usc.edu for additional information.

    KCLC will have more events throughout the semester, and you can check out the most up to date workshop and drop-in schedule on their website https://kortschakcenter.usc.edu/events/

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity

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  • Mork Family Department Ph.D. Dissertation Presentation - Minh Tran

    Mon, Oct 11, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Minh Tran, Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Talk Title: A novel multiphysics coupled framework to model fluid flow, solute transport, and reservoir geomechanics in fractured porous media

    Abstract: Join Zoom Meeting
    https://usc.zoom.us/j/99286039027?pwd=Zncwb2dqUmd4MEZ3NVVMQWNCeW5uUT09

    Meeting ID: 992 8603 9027
    Passcode: 669210

    Despite recent advances in modeling flow and geomechanics coupling, a holistic multiphysics approach to capturing the coupling synergy between fluid flow, injectant transport, induced stresses, and fracture mechanics is lacking. There is a growing interest in developing an integrated multiphysics simulator to investigate physical processes during fluid injection into a fractured reservoir, i.e. injection-induced deformation and stresses, dissolution and spreading of the injected fluid, and convective instabilities originating from the contrast in injected and resident fluid properties, e.g. viscous fingering.

    I develop a holistic computational modeling framework that couples reservoir geomechanics, fluid flow, solvent transport, and fracture dynamics. The first objective is to quantitatively characterize the effect of geomechanical coupling on key macroscopic transport phenomena such as spreading, mixing, and viscous fingering. The second objective is to probe the impact of poroelasticity on the temporal and spatial evolution of embedded fracture networks in terms of induced permeability, dynamic propagation, and fracture interactions. The third objective is to investigate how flow-transport coupling and fracture dynamics modulate the stress state and geomechanical stability of stress-sensitive subsurface formations.

    The findings of this study are relevant in many practical applications such as waste disposal, carbon dioxide sequestration, contaminant transport, enhanced oil recovery, and tracer surveillance.

    Host: Minh Tran

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99286039027?pwd=Zncwb2dqUmd4MEZ3NVVMQWNCeW5uUT09

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99286039027?pwd=Zncwb2dqUmd4MEZ3NVVMQWNCeW5uUT09

    More Information: PhD_Defense_Minh_Tran_Flyer.pdf

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99286039027?pwd=Zncwb2dqUmd4MEZ3NVVMQWNCeW5uUT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Greta Harrison

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  • Civil & Environmental Engineering Faculty Roundtable

    Mon, Oct 11, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    During this live event, faculty will answer questions about majors, classes, research, etc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Registration is required.

    Register Here

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Admission

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  • Spotlight Series: Master of Science in Communication Data Science

    Mon, Oct 11, 2021 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    You are cordially invited to meet representatives from the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering to learn more about the Master of Science in Communication Data Science program.

    Students who have earned or are in the process of earning a Bachelor's degree in engineering, communication, or a social sciences are welcome to attend.

    There will also be sufficient time for questions.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    Register

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t6zs9czoTWCfPrYH01oXQg

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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  • Accenture Information Session (Trojan Talk)

    Mon, Oct 11, 2021 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS IS AN EXTERANL EVENT HOSTED BY ACCENTURE. RSVP on Viterbi Career Gateway.

    Join Accenture for an opportunity to connect with our professional in a small group setting and ask anything you want to know about our organization! Whether it be recruiting, career opportunities, industry or service specifics, and anything else you want more information on.

    1. What majors and class levels are you interested in connecting with? All majors, Sophomore - Senior
    2. Are you recruiting for internships, full time, or both? Both
    3. Can you offer Visa sponsorship? No
    4. Are you able to hire a student on CPT or OPT? No


    For more information, log into Viterbi Career Gateway:

    https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    Location: Virtual (via Zoom)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Photonics Seminar Series

    Tue, Oct 12, 2021 @ 01:30 AM - 02:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Jiefei Zhang, Professor University of Southern California

    Talk Title: On-Chip Scalable Ordered Single Photon Sources: A Step Closer to Quantum Optical Circuits

    Series: Photonics Seminar

    Host: Electrical and Computer Engineering: Wade Hsu, Mercedeh Khajavikhan, Michelle Povinelli, Constantine Sideris, and Wei Wu

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91808071892?pwd=VUwyK3NSNW5rSzVLQzFKSGdPc05yUT09

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91808071892?pwd=VUwyK3NSNW5rSzVLQzFKSGdPc05yUT09

    More Information: Photonics Seminar _Jiefei Zhang 10-12-21.pdf

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91808071892?pwd=VUwyK3NSNW5rSzVLQzFKSGdPc05yUT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jennifer Ramos/Electrophysics

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  • Repeating EventSkill-Building for Success: Reading Strategies

    Tue, Oct 12, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Hello Trojans!

    Are you looking for assistance on returning to campus, improving their time management skills, and alleviating stress? Please come to our workshops and Drop-in hours hosted by the USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity. No reservation or appointment is required for our workshops and drop-ins.

    KCLC will be hosting Drop-in Hours and Skill Building for Success Workshops on Zoom with a weekly theme of time management, reading strategies, stress management or test-taking. The workshops will be interactive with great tips and resources.

    This week, KCLC will be focusing on Reading Strategies, acquiring strategies for how to complete your course readings effectively and improve comprehension.

    Drop-in hours are available for undergraduate or graduate students to meet with an academic coach without needing to make a reservation. These sessions may be held in a group setting, dependent upon staffing availability and demand.

    If you are interested in learning more about weekly academic coaching, email us at kortschakcenter@usc.edu for additional information.

    KCLC will have more events throughout the semester, and you can check out the most up to date workshop and drop-in schedule on their website https://kortschakcenter.usc.edu/events/

    More Information: Oct 2021 Skill-Building for Success.pdf

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95019147813

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity

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  • ENGL-352: Maymester Bookpacking Experience Info Session

    Tue, Oct 12, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    We want to share an exciting Maymester opportunity from the USC English Department:

    Do you want to get away? Use some of your elective units to join award-winning BBC filmmaker Andrew Chater in a unique Bookpacking experience.

    The Maymester Bookpacking experience is open to all students; we would like to have a diverse group of students to provide different perspectives. Maymester courses will appear in the Spring 2022 Schedule of Classes, but are stand-alone Faculty-Led Program (FLP) offerings that provide exceptional opportunities for research and experiential learning off-campus, throughout the United States, or even abroad.

    If you are interested in the ENGL-352g "Bookpacking 'The Big Easy'" Maymester class, which counts for GE-B "Humanistic Inquiry" credit, please plan to attend an informational session with Professor Andrew Chater on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12th, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm or WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20th from 12:00 pm TO 1:00 pm via Zoom.

    The info session will be an open forum setting, and you will be able to come in and excuse yourself at any point.

    The ENGL-352g course will take you through New Orleans and Southern Louisiana, where you will learn about the French Creole, Cajun, White Protestant, and African-Americans by living the experience through novels, music, and southern food.

    If you have any questions, please email Andrew Chater at chater@usc.edu or Jose G. Perez-Guerrero at jperezgu@usc.edu.

    Applications are due FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22nd by 4:30 pm via email to jperezgu@usc.edu with a Subject Line: ENGL-352 Application.

    More Information: ENGL_352_Maymester_Application_Fillable_Form_1_.pdf

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/9305949062

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Andrew Chater

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Tue, Oct 12, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    CS Advisors will be available on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays this fall from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to assist undergraduates in our four majors (CSCI, CSBA, CSGA, and CECS) via Live Chat. Access the live chat through our website at https://cs.usc.edu/chat

    Location: Online - Live Chat

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Sciecne

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  • Repeating EventDrop-In Weekly Office Hours [Virtual] Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Tue, Oct 12, 2021 @ 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Every Tuesday, office hours are an opportunity for CARC users to ask questions about research computing. No appointment/registration is necessary, but you must use your USC credentials to access the Zoom meeting by clicking "Register" below. For in-person support, we are also in Leavey Library room 3M (basement) during this same time period. Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • ***CANCELLED*** No ISE 651 - Epstein Seminar

    Tue, Oct 12, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Location: Zoom/Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • CS Colloquium: Thomas Howard (University of Rochester) - Enabling Grounded Language Communication for Human-Robot Teaming

    Tue, Oct 12, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Thomas Howard, University of Rochester

    Talk Title: Enabling Grounded Language Communication for Human-Robot Teaming

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: The ability for robots to effectively understand natural language instructions and convey information about their observations and interactions with the physical world is highly dependent on the sophistication and fidelity of the robot's representations of language, environment, and actions. As we progress towards more intelligent systems that perform a wider range of tasks in a greater variety of domains, we need models that can adapt their representations of language and environment to achieve the real-time performance necessitated by the cadence of human-robot interaction within the computational resource constraints of the platform. In this talk I will review my laboratory's research on algorithms and models for robot planning, mapping, control, and interaction with a specific focus on language-guided adaptive perception and bi-directional communication with deliberative interactive estimation.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:
    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Rf6FW9NNSIWBkuNs9P5EcQ

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

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.

    Biography: Thomas Howard is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Rochester. He also holds secondary appointments in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Computer Science, is an affiliate of the Goergen Institute of Data Science and directs the University of Rochester's Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Previously he held appointments as a research scientist and a postdoctoral associate at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in the Robust Robotics Group, a research technologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the Robotic Software Systems Group, and a lecturer in mechanical engineering at Caltech.

    Howard earned a PhD in robotics from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in 2009 in addition to BS degrees in electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering from the University of Rochester in 2004. His research interests span artificial intelligence, robotics, and human-robot interaction with a research focus on improving the optimality, efficiency, and fidelity of models for decision making in complex and unstructured environments with applications to robot motion planning, natural language understanding, and human-robot teaming. Howard was a member of the flight software team for the Mars Science Laboratory, the motion planning lead for the JPL/Caltech DARPA Autonomous Robotic Manipulation team, and a member of Tartan Racing, winner of the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge. Howard has earned Best Paper Awards at RSS (2016) and IEEE SMC (2017), two NASA Group Achievement Awards (2012, 2014), was a finalist for the ICRA Best Manipulation Paper Award (2012) and was selected for the NASA Early Career Faculty Award (2019). Howard's research at the University of Rochester has been supported by National Science Foundation, Army Research Office, Army Research Laboratory, Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the New York State Center of Excellence in Data Science.


    Host: Stefanos Nikolaidis

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Rf6FW9NNSIWBkuNs9P5EcQ

    Location: Online Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Rf6FW9NNSIWBkuNs9P5EcQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Oct 12, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Our virtual information session is a live presentation from a USC Viterbi admission counselor designed for high school students and their family members to learn more about the USC Viterbi undergraduate experience. Our session will cover an overview of our undergraduate engineering programs, the application process, and more on student life. Guests will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion toward the end of the session.

    Register here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • Mork Family Department Fall Seminars - Oliver Fiehn, UC, Davis

    Tue, Oct 12, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    University Calendar


    Mork Family Department Fall Seminars - Oliver Fiehn, UC, Davis
    Host: Prof. Nick Graham


    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://usc.zoom.us/j/98225952695?pwd=d0NMenhCNkliR1ZIR1lBamRpZHh1UT09

    Meeting ID: 982 2595 2695
    Passcode: 322435

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98225952695?pwd=d0NMenhCNkliR1ZIR1lBamRpZHh1UT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Greta Harrison

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  • PhD Defense - Danyong Zhao

    Tue, Oct 12, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    PhD candidate: Dangyong Zhao

    Committee:
    Jernej Barbic (Chair)
    C.-C. Jay Kuo
    Yong Chen

    Date and Time: 10/12 at 4pm


    Acquisition of Human Tissue Elasticity Properties Using Pressure Sensors


    Abstract:

    Physically based simulation of the human body in three dimensions is important in many applications in computer graphics, animation, virtual reality, virtual commerce, ergonomics and virtual medicine. Finite Element Method (FEM) is a robust and reliable approach to simulate deformable dynamics of three-dimensional elastic structures. However, for quality simulation that matches the behavior of real human tissues, FEM needs accurate material properties that correctly model real relationships between the strains and stresses in the human tissue. This thesis presents methods to capture such nonlinear materials for the human musculo-skeletal tissue (skin, fat, muscles) in vivo, through carefully designed poking experiments, force meters, lasers and ultrasound measuring devices. From our experiments, we obtain ground-truth relationships between the contact force and skin deformation. We then fit material models that best approximate the acquired real-world data.



    First, we design a measuring device that can simultaneously capture the skin contact force and the skin deformation, consisting of a force meter and a laser distance measuring device. We design sliding and pivoting joints to rigidly attach the force meter to the laser device, so that diverse human body locations (arm, hand, belly, etc.) can be measured ergonomically and reliably. We also use an ultrasound device to capture the depth of the human subcutaneous fat at different locations; enabling us to generate a 3d model of the fat layer, and optionally also the muscle layer, of the human body.



    Second, we propose a novel approach to equivalently convert 3D FEM simulations into 2D simulation, suitable for our material capture. This method permits us to greatly speed up our material optimizations, without losing any accuracy. We validated this approach by comparing the simulation result from 2D equations and the 3D traditional equations. We propose to use natural cubic splines to parameterize the three separable scalar elastic energy density functions based on the Valanis-Landel material model. Based on our novel 2D simulation method and the spline-based non-linear isotropic material, we present an efficient method to compute the gradient of the objective function for optimization and use the conjugate gradient optimization method to optimize the material.



    Lastly, we use our acquired materials to design the geometric shape of rigid supporting surfaces to maximize the ergonomics of physically based contact between the surface and a deformable human. We model the soft deformable human using a layer of FEM deformable tissue surrounding a rigid core, with measured realistic elastic material properties, and large-deformation nonlinear analysis using our material capturing and optimizing method. We define a novel cost function to measure the ergonomics of contact between the human and the supporting surface. We give a stable and computationally efficient contact model that is differentiable with respect to the supporting surface shape. This makes it possible to optimize our ergonomic cost function using gradient-based optimizers. We 3D-print the optimized shoe sole, measure contact pressure using pressure sensors, and demonstrate that the real unoptimized and optimized pressure distributions qualitatively match those predicted by our simulation.



    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/94230145329

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • The Fall Viterbi Networking Event

    Tue, Oct 12, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Receptions & Special Events


    The Fall Viterbi Networking Event on October 12th is open to all Viterbi class levels in the following departments: ASTE, AME, BME, CE, CHE, & ISE. (https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/viterbi-in-person-networking-event/)

    Connects students with Viterbi Alumni and industry professionals.
    Learn about different employers.
    Explore various industries.
    Get advice from recruiters and engineers.
    Set up informational interviews.

    This event will be hosted in-person in Epstein Family Plaza.

    How to Register:

    Login to Viterbi Career Gateway: https://viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/
    Go to Events under, Type, select Career Fairs
    Find the event titled, Fall 2021 Viterbi Networking Event

    Location: Epstein Family Plaza

    Audiences: Departments: ASTE, AME, BME, CE, CHE, & ISE.

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventSkill-Building for Success: Reading Strategies

    Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Hello Trojans!

    Are you looking for assistance on returning to campus, improving their time management skills, and alleviating stress? Please come to our workshops and Drop-in hours hosted by the USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity. No reservation or appointment is required for our workshops and drop-ins.

    KCLC will be hosting Drop-in Hours and Skill Building for Success Workshops on Zoom with a weekly theme of time management, reading strategies, stress management or test-taking. The workshops will be interactive with great tips and resources.

    This week, KCLC will be focusing on Reading Strategies, acquiring strategies for how to complete your course readings effectively and improve comprehension.

    Drop-in hours are available for undergraduate or graduate students to meet with an academic coach without needing to make a reservation. These sessions may be held in a group setting, dependent upon staffing availability and demand.

    If you are interested in learning more about weekly academic coaching, email us at kortschakcenter@usc.edu for additional information.

    KCLC will have more events throughout the semester, and you can check out the most up to date workshop and drop-in schedule on their website https://kortschakcenter.usc.edu/events/

    More Information: Oct 2021 Skill-Building for Success.pdf

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95019147813

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Drop-In Hours

    Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Hello Trojans!
    Are you looking for assistance on returning to campus, improving their time management skills, and alleviating stress? Please come to our workshops and Drop-in hours hosted by the USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity. No reservation or appointment is required for our workshops and drop-ins.

    KCLC will be hosting Drop-in Hours and Skill Building for Success Workshops on Zoom with a weekly theme of time management, reading strategies, stress management or test-taking. The workshops will be interactive with great tips and resources.

    Drop-in hours are available for undergraduate or graduate students to meet with an academic coach without needing to make a reservation. These sessions may be held in a group setting, dependent upon staffing availability and demand.

    For more information, see the attached flyers with dates, times, and Zoom links.

    If you are interested in learning more about weekly academic coaching, email us at kortschakcenter@usc.edu for additional information.

    KCLC will have more events throughout the semester, and you can check out the most up to date workshop and drop-in schedule on their website https://kortschakcenter.usc.edu/events/

    More Information: Oct 2021 Drop In.pdf

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


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

    Location: TBD

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Repeating EventENGL-352: Maymester Bookpacking Experience Info Session

    Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    We want to share an exciting Maymester opportunity from the USC English Department:

    Do you want to get away? Use some of your elective units to join award-winning BBC filmmaker Andrew Chater in a unique Bookpacking experience.

    The Maymester Bookpacking experience is open to all students; we would like to have a diverse group of students to provide different perspectives. Maymester courses will appear in the Spring 2022 Schedule of Classes, but are stand-alone Faculty-Led Program (FLP) offerings that provide exceptional opportunities for research and experiential learning off-campus, throughout the United States, or even abroad.

    If you are interested in the ENGL-352g "Bookpacking 'The Big Easy'" Maymester class, which counts for GE-B "Humanistic Inquiry" credit, please plan to attend an informational session with Professor Andrew Chater on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12th, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm or WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20th from 12:00 pm TO 1:00 pm via Zoom.

    The info session will be an open forum setting, and you will be able to come in and excuse yourself at any point.

    The ENGL-352g course will take you through New Orleans and Southern Louisiana, where you will learn about the French Creole, Cajun, White Protestant, and African-Americans by living the experience through novels, music, and southern food.

    If you have any questions, please email Andrew Chater at chater@usc.edu or Jose G. Perez-Guerrero at jperezgu@usc.edu.

    Applications are due FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22nd by 4:30 pm via email to jperezgu@usc.edu with a Subject Line: ENGL-352 Application.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/9305949062

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Andrew Chater

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Drop-In Hours

    Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Hello Trojans!
    Are you looking for assistance on returning to campus, improving their time management skills, and alleviating stress? Please come to our workshops and Drop-in hours hosted by the USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity. No reservation or appointment is required for our workshops and drop-ins.

    KCLC will be hosting Drop-in Hours and Skill Building for Success Workshops on Zoom with a weekly theme of time management, reading strategies, stress management or test-taking. The workshops will be interactive with great tips and resources.

    Drop-in hours are available for undergraduate or graduate students to meet with an academic coach without needing to make a reservation. These sessions may be held in a group setting, dependent upon staffing availability and demand.

    For more information, see the attached flyers with dates, times, and Zoom links.

    If you are interested in learning more about weekly academic coaching, email us at kortschakcenter@usc.edu for additional information.

    KCLC will have more events throughout the semester, and you can check out the most up to date workshop and drop-in schedule on their website https://kortschakcenter.usc.edu/events/

    More Information: Oct 2021 Drop In.pdf

    Location: Gwynn Wilson Student Union (STU) - 311

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    CS Advisors will be available on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays this fall from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to assist undergraduates in our four majors (CSCI, CSBA, CSGA, and CECS) via Live Chat. Access the live chat through our website at https://cs.usc.edu/chat

    Location: Online - Live Chat

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Sciecne

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  • Moog Information Session (Trojan Talk)

    Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Not sure what Moog is? Looking for an Engineering, IT, Computer Science or Business Related Internship opportunity for the Spring/Summer of 2022? Interested in Full - Time career opportunities with a company that encourages meaningful projects? Want to be a part of a family like atmosphere where innovation and trust is encouraged?

    If your answer to any of those questions are "yes", than Moog is the place for you!

    Come join us on October 13, 2021 to learn more about Moog and our workplace environment. During this session you will hear from some of our current interns and fellow engineers, learn the specifics about our internship program, the benefits of being an intern at Moog, along with the available internship opportunities for the Spring & Summer of 2022. We will also have time at the end for a Q&A!

    Target majors: Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering and Manufacturing/Operations/Quality Engineering Software Engineering Packaging

    To register and for more information, log into Viterbi Career Gateway

    Location: Virtual (via Zoom)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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

    Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Vasileios Vasilopoulos, Postdoctoral Associate, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) MIT

    Talk Title: Reactive Task and Motion Planning in Unknown Environments

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

    Abstract: Unlike the problem of safe task and motion planning in a completely known environment, the setting where the obstacles in a robot's workspace are not initially known and are incrementally revealed online has so far received little theoretical interest, with existing algorithms usually demanding constant replanning in the presence of unanticipated conditions. In this talk, I will present a hierarchical framework for task and motion planning in the setting of mobile manipulation, which exploits recent developments in semantic SLAM and object pose and triangular mesh extraction using convolutional neural net architectures. Under specific sufficient conditions, formal results accompanying the (online) lower-level vector field motion planner guarantee collision avoidance and convergence to fixed or slowly moving targets, for both a single robot and a robot gripping and manipulating objects. Using this reactive motion planner as a module for high-level task planning, I will discuss how we can efficiently solve geometric rearrangement tasks with legged robots or satisfy complicated temporal logic specifications involving gripping and manipulating objects of interest, in previously unexplored workspaces cluttered with non-convex obstacles.

    Biography: Vasileios is a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT CSAIL, working with Prof. Nicholas Roy. His research focuses on reactive task and motion planning in partially known or completely unknown environments. He is particularly interested in developing algorithms that make autonomous robots capable of interacting with the physical environment around them and solving tasks that require autonomous mobile manipulation. To this end, he frequently employs tools from motion planning, topology and perception. He obtained a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, advised by Dan Koditschek. He also holds a M.S.E. from the University of Pennsylvania and a Diploma from the National Technical University of Athens, both in Mechanical Engineering.



    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo and Feifei Qian

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p5OEJlPxQlakO4hqovuGEQ

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p5OEJlPxQlakO4hqovuGEQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • Electrical & Computer Engineering Faculty Roundtable

    Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join the USC Viterbi School's Director of Undergraduate Admission, Paul Ledesma, and a few of our faculty members from the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to learn more about their programs. During the live event, faculty will answer questions about curriculum, classes, research, etc. in Electrical & Computer Engineering.

    Register Here

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Admission

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Ann Karagozian, UCLA

    Talk Title: Dynamics of Acoustically Coupled Combustion Instabilities

    Abstract: Acoustically-coupled combustion instabilities can result in large scale, potentially catastrophic pressure oscillations in aerospace propulsion systems, including liquid rocket engines (LREs) and gas turbine engines. A fundamental understanding of the interactions among flow and flame hydrodynamics, acoustics, and reaction kinetics is essential to determining combustor stability and controlling combustion processes. Over the past several years our group at the UCLA Energy and Propulsion Research Laboratory has been pursuing fundamental experiments that can shed light on combustion instabilities and their control, including exploration of the effects of external acoustic perturbations on liquid nanofuel combustion as well as gas-phase fuel jet combustion for alternative geometrical configurations. The dynamics of phenomena such as periodic liftoff and reattachment, periodic partial extinction and reignition, and full extinction are explored and quantified via phase-locked OH* chemiluminescence and high speed visible imaging. Proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) modes and phase portraits extracted from time-resolved imaging enables characterization of characteristic signatures associated with different phenomena. Understanding such signatures enables development of reduced order models that can impact eventual combustion control strategies.

    Biography: Ann Karagozian is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCLA and heads the UCLA Energy and Propulsion Research Laboratory and the UCLA-Air Force Research Laboratory Collaborative Center for Aerospace Sciences. Her research interests lie in fluid mechanics and combustion as applied to improved energy efficiency, reduced emissions, and advanced air breathing and rocket propulsion systems. Professor Karagozian was a member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board for over 15 years, serving as SAB Vice Chair from 2005-2009 and twice receiving the Air Force Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service. She is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the American Physical Society (APS), and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). She received her B.S. in Engineering from UCLA and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) and is an alumna of and mentor for the IDA Defense Science Study Group. Prof. Karagozian also recently became the Inaugural Director of The Promise Armenian Institute, an endowed scholarly and cross-disciplinary outreach entity at UCLA.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09

    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 202

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Prospective Graduate Student Webinar: Chat with a USC Rep

    Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Online webinars are held throughout the year via Zoom and hosted by Viterbi School representatives. All that is needed to participate is a computer with internet access. Webinars are designed for prospective students to learn more about:

    Master's & Ph.D. Programs
    Application Requirements
    Tuition & Funding
    There will also be ample time for questions.

    Register

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jEuiC4PET72nQOdE-_ANlA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: USC Viterbi Graduate Admission

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  • Drop-In Q&A for Prospective Graduate Students

    Thu, Oct 14, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This webinar is designed for those that have specific questions they want to be answered. Questions will be submitted using the Q&A function and will be answered verbally by a USC Viterbi representative.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a0cbNz_jQieaByFuoP32WQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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  • NL Seminar-Chasing the Long Tail. What Neural Networks Memorize and Why

    Thu, Oct 14, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Vitaly Feldman, Apple AI Research

    Talk Title: Chasing the Long Tail: What Neural Networks Memorize and Why

    Series: NL Seminar

    Abstract: REMINDER: Meeting hosts only admit guests that they know to the Zoom meeting. Hence, you're highly encouraged to use your USC account to sign into Zoom. If you're an outside visitor, please inform nlg DASH seminar DASH host AT isi.edu beforehand so we'll be aware of your attendance and let you in.

    Deep learning algorithms that achieve state of the art results on image and text recognition tasks tend to fit the entire training dataset nearly perfectly including mislabeled examples and outliers. This propensity to memorize seemingly useless data and the resulting large generalization gap have puzzled many practitioners and is not explained by existing theories of machine learning. We provide a simple conceptual explanation and a theoretical model demonstrating that memorization of outliers and mislabeled examples is necessary for achieving close to optimal generalization error when learning from long tailed data distributions. Image and text data are known to follow such distributions and therefore our results establish a formal link between these empirical phenomena. We then demonstrate the utility of memorization and support our explanation empirically. These results rely on a new technique for efficiently estimating memorization and influence of training data points.






    Biography: Vitaly Feldman is a research scientist at Apple AI Research working on foundations of machine learning and privacy preserving data analysis. His recent research interests include tools for analysis of generalization, distributed privacy preserving learning, privacy preserving optimization, and adaptive data analysis.

    Vitaly holds a Ph.D. from Harvard 2006, advised by Leslie Valiant and was previously a research scientist at Google Research Brain Team and IBM Research Almaden. His work was recognized by the COLT Best Student Paper Award in 2005 and 2013 student co authored and by the IBM Research Best Paper Award in 2014, 2015 and 2016. His recent research on foundations of adaptive data analysis has been featured in CACM Research Highlights, Science, and the research blogs of IBM, Google, and Microsoft. He served as a program co chair for COLT 2016 and ALT 2021 conferences and as a co organizer of the Simons Institute Program on Data Privacy in 2019.


    Host: Jon May and Thamme Gowda

    More Info: https://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

    Webcast: https://youtu.be/_R8JFXvjnPc

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual Only

    WebCast Link: https://youtu.be/_R8JFXvjnPc

    Audiences: NL Seminar

    Contact: Pete Zamar

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  • Lockheed Martin Information Session (Trojan Talk)

    Thu, Oct 14, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS IS AN EXTERNAL EVENT HOSTED BY LOCKHEED MARTIN. RSVP USING VITERBI CAREER GATEWAY.

    Join us for our Lockheed Martin Network of Women Event on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm (PST) to meet and speak with women working in STEM and Business at Lockheed Martin; women who thrive, lead, and positively impact their communities. Learn about their career paths and goals and the importance of building relationships, identifying strong mentors, and developing a growth mindset while pursuing your professional and personal goals.

    Interested in Job Opportunities?
    https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGNewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25037&siteid=5066#home

    Lockheed Martin is looking for the best and brightest to help us fulfill our mission of keeping the world secure. We are hosting a Women's Focused Hiring Event, conducting virtual interviews on November 3, 2021.

    You must be a US citizen to be considered for an interview.
    The deadline to apply is October 25, 2021.
    Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the event! Please let me know if you have any questions.

    For more information, log into Viterbi Career Gateway.

    Location: Virtual (via Zoom)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Thesis Proposal - Ritesh Ahuja "Differentially Private Model Publishing for Location Services.

    Thu, Oct 14, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    Thesis Proposal - Ritesh Ahuja

    "Differentially Private Model Publishing for Location Services."

    Time:1:30-3:00pm PST, Oct 14 (Thursday)

    Committee: Cyrus Shahabi, Aleksandra Korolova, Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Muhammad Naveed, Srivatsan Ravi

    Zoom link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/7125668882

    Abstract:
    Mobile users share their coordinates with service providers (e.g., Google Maps) in exchange for receiving services customized to their location. The service providers analyze the data and publish powerful machine learning models for location search and recommendation. Even though individual location data are not disclosed directly, the model itself retains significant amounts of specific movement details, which in turn may leak sensitive information about an individual. To preserve individual privacy, one must first sanitize location data, which is commonly done using the powerful differential privacy (DP) concept. However, existing solutions fall short of properly capturing skewness inherent to sparse location datasets, and as a result yield poor accuracy

    In this proposal, we first focus on the Spatial Range Count primitive that forms the basis for many important applications such as improving POI placement, or studying disease spread. We propose a neural histogram system (SNH) that models spatial datasets such that important density and correlation features present in the data are preserved, even when DP-compliant noise is added. SNH employs a set of neural networks that learn from diverse regions of the dataset and at varying granularities, leading to superior accuracy. We also devise a framework for effective system parameter tuning on top of public data, which helps practitioners set important system parameters while avoiding privacy leakages.

    Finally, we focus on the next-location recommendation task, which is fundamentally more challenging. Learning user-user correlations from trajectory data requires increasing the dimensionality of intermediate layers in the neural network, and in the context of privacy-preserving learning, it increases data sensitivity, and requires a large amount of noise to be introduced. We briefly show that specific model architectures and data handling processes during DP-compliant training can significantly boost learning accuracy by keeping under tight control the amount of noise required to meet the privacy constraint. We conclude by suggesting ways to learn even richer models that can accurately recommend to a user entire location sequences, as opposed to only the next location.



    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/7125668882

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Oct 14, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Our virtual information session is a live presentation from a USC Viterbi admission counselor designed for high school students and their family members to learn more about the USC Viterbi undergraduate experience. Our session will cover an overview of our undergraduate engineering programs, the application process, and more on student life. Guests will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion toward the end of the session.

    Register here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • Drop-In Q&A for Prospective Graduate Students

    Thu, Oct 14, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This webinar is designed for those that have specific questions they want answered. Questions will be submitted using the Q&A function and will be answered verbally by a USC Viterbi representative.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MYe4mGEpQGWUDZnivSKgNw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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  • Spotlight: Advanced Design & Construction Technology

    Thu, Oct 14, 2021 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    What does it take to be an innovative leader of the built environment? USC's new Master of Science program in Civil Engineering - Advanced Design & Construction Technology develops professionals to think holistically about design and engineering of sustainable cities, infrastructure, buildings, and systems of the future.

    Learn more in this upcoming information session hosted by Associate Professor and Program Director, Dr. David Gerber. Students who have earned or are in the process of earning a Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, computer science, mathematics, or a hard science are welcome to attend.

    Register

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__pA_q_qSSDOq0XTyxMvHxA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jessica Viterbi Admission & Student Engagement

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  • Clark Construction Information Session (Trojan Talk)

    Thu, Oct 14, 2021 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Informational session on Clark Construction and opportunities for internships and full-time employment. Students can learn more about the company, the opportunities we have, and ask questions.



    Located IN-PERSON on campus in RTH 211

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Clark Construction Information Session (Trojan Talk)

    Thu, Oct 14, 2021 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Learn About a Career with Clark Construction!

    Tuesday October 12th, 6-7 pm
    Location: On-campus, SGM 101

    Join us for this fun an interactive session on Clark Construction! We'll share our opportunities for internships and full-time employment. Students can learn more about the company, the opportunities we have, and ask questions.

    Target majors: Civil & Mechanical Engineering

    RSVP for this on-campus session in Viterbi Career Gateway.
    https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Workflows and Methods for Automating Job Submission, Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Fri, Oct 15, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Covers methods for automating tasks (e.g., manually launching jobs, checking job status, deciding what kind of jobs to submit based on the results) with tools such as job arrays and workflow management software. Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Advanced Manufacturing Seminar

    Fri, Oct 15, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Conrad S. Tucker, Carnegie Mellon University

    Talk Title: Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Engineering Design and Manufacturing

    Abstract:
    Our research employs artificial intelligence techniques that seek to automate the main time/cost drivers of the engineering design and manufacturing process. The features of a product inform the form, function and behavior of the resulting design concept that can be subsequently created using traditional manufacturing/additive manufacturing methods. While there exists a wide range of computer aided design tools that seek to generate 3D design concepts, they are primarily parametric in nature and rely extensively on designers expertise, which may not always be readily available. Grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have enabled our research team to explore the use of Deep Generative Design methods such as Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) to generate 3D representations of design concepts. However, there is more to a design than simply its 3D form, as the design must perform a function and operate in an environment where its behavior may/may not perform as intended. Towards this end, our research group has proposed liking the AI-generation of a design, with the automatic evaluation of its function and behavior using physics-based simulation engines. The end result is a physics-informed design that has the potential to be realized through techniques such as additive manufacturing.

    Biography: Dr. Conrad Tucker is an Arthur Hamerschlag Career Development Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Machine Learning (Courtesy) at Carnegie Mellon University. His research focuses on the design and optimization of systems through the acquisition, integration and mining of large scale, disparate data. Dr. Tucker has served as PI/Co-PI on federally/non-federally funded grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), the Office of Naval Research (ONR) via the NSF Center for eDesign, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). In February 2016, he was invited by National Academy of Engineering (NAE) President Dr. Dan Mote, to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee for the NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium. He received his Ph.D., M.S. (Industrial Engineering), and MBA degrees from the University of Illinois at
    Urbana-Champaign, and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

    Host: Center for Advanced Manufacturing

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2SihJZ6mR2up1sSa4u_3Jg

    Webcast: Registration Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2SihJZ6mR2up1sSa4u_3Jg

    Location: Online event

    WebCast Link: Registration Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2SihJZ6mR2up1sSa4u_3Jg

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • The Grant Imahara Memorial Study Lounge Unveiling

    Fri, Oct 15, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Alumni

    Receptions & Special Events


    The USC Viterbi School of Engineering cordially invites you to attend the livestreaming event of The Grant Imahara Memorial Study Lounge Unveiling that will take place on Friday, October 15th at 10:00 am.

    Please Click Here to Register

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Kristy Ly

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  • Wellness and Productivity in a Return to Physical Work Spaces

    Fri, Oct 15, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Alumni

    Receptions & Special Events


    Dive deep into the leadership, evolution and impact of a new build environment.

    After adapting to a virtual work environment over the last 18+ months, employees and organizations alike are arriving at the new reality of what the current physical work space will look like. Maintaining employee mental and physical wellness while maximizing productivity are challenges organizational leadership will face as they react to what has been coined "The Great Resignation".

    The third and final installment of our Marshall Alumni Wellness series is co-presented by the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Our esteemed panel will discuss topics including:
    - The evolution of the build environment and where do we go in the modern/post COVID era.
    - Collaboration, cognitive performance and productivity through the evolution of physical work spaces.
    - Human and built environment interaction and the impact of AI and technology in those environments.
    - Getting around a one size fits all approach and adjusting among different industry standards.
    - Transformational leadership in the creation of an optimal work environment.

    Our presenters:
    - Burcin Becerik-Gerber Ph.D
    - Matthew Weeks MBA
    - Gary Wheeler

    Admission is FREE

    Event conducted over Zoom. Space is limited and advance registration is required.
    By attending, you acknowledge that you have been informed that you may be photographed and/or recorded as part of the program/event. You further grant your irrevocable permission for your likeness, mannerisms and voice to be included in the video program or other programs without compensation and/or credit, and for such programs to be exploited in any and all media worldwide in all perpetuity by USC and/or its affiliates.

    Please Click Here to Register

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Kristy Ly

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  • Introduction to CARC Systems ,Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Fri, Oct 15, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    An overview of the CARC's services and high-performance computing clusters, including how to log in, manage and transfer data, load and build software, and run and monitor jobs.Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Tour De LA Wellness Challenge: Dance Session

    Fri, Oct 15, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    Student Activity


    Join us for a fun Dance Session at the University Village Fitness Center!

    Location: University Village (UVI) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Juli Legat

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  • Repeating EventDensity Functional Theory Methods Using Quantum Espresso [series] Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Fri, Oct 15, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This weekly workshop series will benefit researchers who are interested in or are starting to learn about the application of theoretical methods and techniques for the study of the physics and chemistry of the solid state. These hands-on oriented workshops are targeted towards undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students who wish to use Density Functional Theory (DFT) methods in their research. The aim is to teach the basics of ab initio atomistic materials simulation using the Quantum Espresso suite of codes for electronic-structure calculations and materials modeling at the nanoscale. Fridays from 4-6 PM PST. Register here!


    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Chemical Engineering Faculty Roundtable

    Fri, Oct 15, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join the USC Viterbi School's Director of Undergraduate Admission, Paul Ledesma, and a few of our faculty members from the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science to learn more about their programs. During the live event, faculty will answer questions about curriculum, classes, research, etc. in Chemical Engineering.

    Register Here

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Admission

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