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

    Mon, Oct 30, 2017

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. During the engineering session we will discuss the curriculum, research opportunities, hands-on projects, entrepreneurial support programs, and other aspects of the engineering school. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process, and financial aid.

    Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.

    Please make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

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

    Audiences: Prospective Freshmen & Family Members

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • JingChi Corporation Info Session

    Mon, Oct 30, 2017 @ 05:30 AM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    JingChi is a mobility company powered by AI technology. We are creating an innovative mobility ecosystem to transform every single trip to be safe, efficient, cost-effective and entertaining. We have about 50 employees right now including over 40 software engineers all with strong background and top coding skills. For now we have such job openings: Entry-level Software Engineer, Sensor Fusion Engineer, Motion Planning Engineer, Radar Perception Engineer, Camera Perception Engineer, LiDAR Perception Engineer, as well as Mechanical Engineer. 4-5 of our team members will be in the event including 2 recruiters and 2-3 engineers. They will be talking about the team's mission and goal as well as what kind of people we are looking for.

    Location: SGM 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

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

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Chuck Li (Alumnus, USC BME MS program), Senior Engineer, Research & Automation Technologies, Amgen

    Talk Title: Engineering solutions in drug discovery-”how automation and innovation improve efficiency and enable better science

    Host: Stacey Finley, PhD

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 122

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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

    Mon, Oct 30, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Anil Aswani, University of California, Berkeley

    Talk Title: Making Robust Decisions from Data

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

    Abstract: Though machine learning has found success in decision-making contexts, these methods are fragile to model mismatch and malicious interference. This is a major impediment to the deployment of automated decision-making in safety-critical systems like those found in healthcare or physical infrastructure. This talk describes three methods we have developed for robust decision-making in different scenarios. The first is a framework for combining robust control with machine learning, and applications to energy efficiency and robotics are highlighted. The second is algorithms to solve inverse optimization (and inverse reinforcement learning) with noisy data. This problem arises when estimating utility functions or modeling human-automation systems, and we show it is NP-hard and that existing approaches are statistically inconsistent. We develop a polynomial time algorithm that is asymptotically optimal as more data is collected. Then we discuss applications of our inverse optimization approach to a clinical trial on personalized goal-setting through smartphone apps to increase physical activity, and to studying an incentive design problem in the Medicare Shared Savings Program where we show that an investment sharing plan could potentially save Medicare an additional $85 million per year. The third is an approach for bandit models where repeated application of an action causes habituation and a decrease of that action's rewards, while refraining from an action causes recovery and an increase of that action's awards. Though such problems are PSPACE-complete, we define a class of models called ROGUE bandits for which we can construct policies that achieve logarithmic regret. We describe an application of ROGUE bandits to a personalized healthcare problem of choosing an optimal sequence of daily messages to encourage an individual to increase their physical activity.

    Biography: Anil Aswani is an Assistant Professor in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) at UC Berkeley. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2005, M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) from UC Berkeley in 2007, and Ph.D. in EECS from UC Berkeley in 2010. He received a Hellman Fellowship for his research on food insecurity, the Leon O. Chua award from Berkeley for outstanding achievement in an area of nonlinear science, and a William Pierskalla Runner-Up Award from the INFORMS Health Applications Society. His research interests include data-driven decision making, with particular emphasis on addressing inefficiencies and inequities in health systems and physical infrastructure.


    Host: Insoon Yang, insoonya@usc.edu

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Navigating Your Career

    Tue, Oct 31, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Are you unclear about your career direction? Feeling confused or overwhelmed just thinking about it? Whether it's starting out in your career or wanting to work in a different industry, learn strategies from Viterbi School of Engineering alumna, Minal Gandhi (Class of '12) currently working as Senior Business Analyst (Salesforce) on how to best navigate your career so that you are in control and finding satisfaction in your career.

    To access this VIRTUAL workshop, go to https://bluejeans.com/377311462 and log in with your netID and password.

    More Information: MInal Gandhi_Pic.docx

    Location: ONLINE

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Epstein Institute Seminar, ISE 651

    Tue, Oct 31, 2017 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Nicholas X. Fang, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Talk Title: Architectured Metamaterials: from Tunable Thermal Expansion to Microvascular Tissue Scaffolding

    Host: Prof. Yong Chen

    More Information: October 31, 2017.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Grace Owh

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  • USC Viterbi Data Analytics Bootcamp

    Tue, Oct 31, 2017 @ 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: TBA,

    Talk Title: TBA

    Abstract: October 31 - May 3, 2018 (24 weeks)
    Tuesdays/Thursdays - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Saturdays - 10am - 2pm

    Students will learn the fundamental and specialized skills necessary to pursue a career or advance in the booming field of data analytics, including Python, JavaScript, Advanced Excel, SQL Databases and more.
    Students are equipped with the technical skills needed to translate data into competitive insights in the workplace, leading to career advancement opportunities.
    Students receive a hands-on, classroom learning experience, conducting robust analytics on a host of real-world problems.
    Students working to change career paths receive career-planning assistance, including industry speakers and company-led events, resume, Linkedln and portfolio support, and interview preparation.

    Host: USC Viterbi Executive Education

    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/computer-science/usc-viterbi-data-analytics-boot-camp/

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

    Posted By: Viterbi Professional Programs

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

    Wed, Nov 01, 2017

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. During the engineering session we will discuss the curriculum, research opportunities, hands-on projects, entrepreneurial support programs, and other aspects of the engineering school. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process, and financial aid.

    Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.

    Please make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

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

    Audiences: Prospective Freshmen & Family Members

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Systems Engineering Research Center Webinar

    Wed, Nov 01, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Systems Architecting and Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. William L. Scherlis, Institute for Software Research, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

    Talk Title: The Dilemmas of Cybersecurity---Why is Everything Broken?

    Series: SERC Talks

    Abstract: There are diverse barriers to advancement of strong cybersecurity, and many of these derive from unresolved conflicts among equities relating to technical means for high assurance, allocation of risk and liability, identity and attribution, deterrence and active defense, product and process evaluation, and diffusion of technology. What are the prospects, from a technical and policy perspective, to address these conflicts in ways that will enable higher levels of security?

    Biography: William L. Scherlis is a Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Institute for Software Research (ISR) in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He founded and led the CMU PhD Program in Software Engineering for its first decade of operation. He was Acting CTO for the Software Engineering Institute for 2012 and early 2013. Dr. Scherlis completed a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Stanford University, a year at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) as a John Knox Fellow, and an A.B. at Harvard University in Applied Mathematics. His research relates to software assurance, cybersecurity, software analysis, and assured safe concurrency. Scherlis has testified before Congress on software sustainment, on information technology and innovation, and on roles for a Federal CIO. He interrupted his career at CMU to serve at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for six years, departing in 1993 as a senior executive. Scherlis chaired the National Research Council (NRC) study committee that produced the report Critical Code: Software Producibility for Defense in 2010. He served multiple terms as a member of the DARPA Information Science and Technology Study Group (ISAT). He has been an advisor to major IT companies and a founder of CMU spin-off companies. Scherlis is a Fellow of the IEEE and a lifetime National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a emeritus member of the SERC Research Council in the area of Trusted Systems.

    Host: Prof. Barry Boehm

    More Info: http://www.sercuarc.org/events/serc-talks-the-dilemmas-of-cybersecurity-why-is-everything-broken/

    Webcast: https://stevensinstitute-events.webex.com/mw3100/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=stevensinstitute-events&service=6&rnd=0.9897765675296801&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fstevensinstitute-events.webex.com%2Fec3100%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3Fthe

    Location: Event Password: SERC

    WebCast Link: https://stevensinstitute-events.webex.com/mw3100/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=stevensinstitute-events&service=6&rnd=0.9897765675296801&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fstevensinstitute-events.webex.com%2Fec3100%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3Fthe

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: James Moore II

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Nov 01, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


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

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

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Posted By: Computer Science Department

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  • Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Seminar

    Wed, Nov 01, 2017 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Antonino Ferrante, Associate Professor, University of Washington

    Talk Title: On the Physical Mechanisms of Droplet/Turbulence Interaction

    Abstract: The interactions of liquid droplets with turbulence are relevant to both environmental flows and engineering applications, e.g., rain formation and spray combustion. The physical mechanisms of droplet-turbulence interaction are largely unknown. The main goal of this research is to investigate the physical mechanisms of droplet-turbulence interaction for both non-evaporating and evaporating droplets.

    Droplets in turbulent flows behave differently from solid particles, e.g., droplets deform, break up, coalesce and have internal fluid circulation. We have developed a new pressure-correction method for simulating incompressible two-fluid flows with large density and viscosity ratios. The method's main advantage is that, for example, on a 10243 mesh, our new pressure--correction method using the FFT-based parallel Poisson solver is forty times faster than the standard method using multigrid. In general, the new pressure-correction method could be coupled with other interface advection methods such as level-set, phase-field, or front-tracking. We have coupled the pressure-correction method with a volume-of-fluid method for its properties of being mass conserving and sharp-capturing of the interface.

    We performed direct numerical simulation (DNS) of finite-size, non-evaporating droplets of diameter approximately equal to the Taylor lengthscale in decaying isotropic turbulence. We studied the effects of Weber number, viscosity ratio and density ratio. We derived the turbulence kinetic energy (TKE) equations for the two-fluid, carrier-fluid and droplet-fluid flow. This allows us to explain the pathways for TKE exchange between the carrier turbulent flow and the flow inside the droplet. The role of the interfacial surface energy is explained through the power of surface tension term of the two-fluid TKE equation. Also, we derive the relationship between the power of surface tension and the rate of change of total droplet surface area. This allows us to explain how droplet deformation, breakup and coalescence plays a role on the temporal evolution of TKE. Our DNS results show that increasing Weber number, the droplet to fluid density or viscosity ratios increases the decay rate of the two-fluid TKE relative to that of single-phase flow. Via analysis of the DNS results, the revealed physical mechanisms will be presented.

    Recently, we have also extended the volume-of-fluid method to simulate evaporating droplets. The verification and validation of the method and the DNS results will be presented in comparison to theory and experiments.

    Biography: Antonino Ferrante is an Associate Professor of the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics at the University of Washington (UW). In 2004, he received the Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, where he continued his research as Postdoctoral Scholar until 2007. From 2007 to 2009, he was Postdoctoral Scholar in Aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology at GALCIT. In 2009, he joined the UW as Assistant Professor where was tenured in 2015. Ferrante is recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2011). His research is focused to the understanding of the physical mechanisms of complex flows, e.g. multiphase and wall-bounded turbulent flows, and enable that through the development of parallel computational methodologies for simulating such flows on supercomputers.

    Host: Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 150

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Ashleen Knutsen

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  • NBCUniversal Info Session

    Wed, Nov 01, 2017 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Are you ready for your own future? Do you want to be connected to what's next, what's coming and what people are talking about? You have to choose. Are you a one or a zero? Be the 1 @ NBCUniversal.

    Here at NBC, we strive to be on the forefront of innovation and are seeking a savvy troop of technologists we call -Media Tech Interns.

    Our Media Tech Summer Internship Program exposes students to technical opportunities across NBCUniversal's Operations & Technical Services as well as Technology organizations and serves as a main pipeline into our Rotational Associate Programs.

    Perks:
    -This is a paid internship opportunity All interns start with a 3 day immersive Orientation in New York City Hear from business leadership through our Summer Speaker Series Work in teams on a class Innovation Project Fun networking events throughout the summer! Housing assistance available for eligible interns

    Qualifications for all roles:
    -Rising Juniors or Seniors pursuing a degree in a technical field (Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology or related field), or comparable work or military experience - Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above Previous internship experience -Able to work for 10 weeks in one of the following locations: NY, NJ, CT, CO, WA, or LA

    Location: SGM 101

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • ASBME: General Meeting 4

    Wed, Nov 01, 2017 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Are you looking for more skills to put on your resume? Come out to our technical workshop to learn how to CAD using Fusion 360! It is a great introduction to the software and will help provide a great technical foundation. Don't forget that we will have free dinner too!

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - 227

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering

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  • Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Info Session

    Thu, Nov 02, 2017 @ 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Doctoral Programs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    PhD students are invited to attend an info session hosted by Qualcomm for the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship next Thursday, November 2, 2017, at 12:30pm in OHE-100C. A representative from Qualcomm Research will be on-site to answer any questions that you might have along with free pizza.

    The fellowship awards $100,000 for a team of two PhD students.

    The application deadline is 11/12/2017.

    This year application areas are:
    -Advanced Semiconductor Electronics
    -Processor Architecture and Implementation
    -Autonomous Driving
    -Machine Learning
    -Advances in Communication Techniques and Theory

    If you are contemplating on submitting a proposal, this is the time!

    For more information, please visit https://www.qualcomm.com/invention/research/university-relations/innovation-fellowship

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 100C

    Audiences: PhD Students

    Posted By: Jennifer Gerson

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  • CAIS Seminar: Dr. Lucas Joppa (Microsoft Research) - AI for Earth

    Thu, Nov 02, 2017 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Lucas Joppa, Microsoft Research

    Talk Title: AI for Earth

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

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

    Time is too short, and resources too thin, to find solutions to our environmental sustainability challenges without the exponential power and assistance of AI. This talk will cover AI's transformative potential for both closing critical information gaps on Earth's natural environments and optimizing our management of them.


    Biography: Dr. Lucas Joppa is the Chief Environmental Scientist at Microsoft Research and leads the company's AI for Earth program, an initiative dedicated to leveraging the latest advances in AI research and engineering for solutions in the four key areas of agriculture, climate, water, and biodiversity conservation.


    Host: Milind Tambe

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Computer Science Department

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  • Transforming Healthcare with Data

    Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Various , HTE@USC

    Talk Title: Transforming Healthcare with Data

    Abstract: LOCATION:
    Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC
    3540 South Figueroa Street
    Grand Ballroom
    Los Angeles, CA 90007

    This conference explores the challenges/opportunities in digital health and will bring together healthcare professionals, data experts, civic leaders, and entrepreneurs to discuss how we can use data-driven solutions and digital technology to improve quality of care.



    Tickets and RSVP here https://www.healthdata17.com






    Biography: Dr. Sanger, MD, PhD is the opening speaker at 9:00am!
    Dr. Sanger is the David L. Lee and Simon Ramo Chair in Health Science and Technology at USC, a provost associate professor of biomedical engineering, neurology and biokinesiology at USC's Viterbi School of Engineering and USC's Keck School of Medicine. Sanger also is an electrical engineer, computational neuroscientist and child neurologist at CHLA.


    and


    Dr. George Tolomiczenko, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. an expert in interdisciplinary academic programs, digital health, healthcare innovation and healthcare entrepreneurship is speaking from 4:50pm - 5:30pm.

    Host: HTE@USC

    More Info: https://www.healthdata17.com

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Nadine Afari

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  • Community College Counselor Conference

    Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 08:30 AM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    This full-day program will introduce college counselors, independent counselors and CBOs that serve transfer students, to USC's transfer admission and financial aid practices and include: presentations by several of our academic units; tours of campus; and a luncheon with USC admission, financial aid and academic unit representatives.

    RSVP Here

    Location: Town & Gown (TGF) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar Series on Integrated Systems

    Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Jane Gu, Associate Professor, University of California, Davis

    Talk Title: Phase Noise Filter for LO Phase Noise Suppression

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

    More Information: MHI Seminar Series IS - Jane Gu.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Jenny Lin

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  • W.V.T. RUSCH ENGINEERING HONORS COLLOQUIUM

    Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Timotei Centea, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, USC

    Talk Title: Advanced Manufacturing of Aerospace Composite

    Host: Engineering Honors Program & Dr. Prata

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Su Stevens

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  • Munushian Speaker - Ana Claudia Arias, Friday, November 3rd at 2:00pm in EEB 132

    Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Ana Claudia Arias, University of California, Berkeley

    Talk Title: Printed Flexible Wearable Medical Devices

    Abstract: Wearable noninvasive medical sensing is extremely promising for monitoring human performance during physically demanding tasks. Printed sensors provide a distinct advantage over rigid sensors at establishing high-fidelity sensor-skin interfaces due to their inherently flexible material systems and form factors. Hence, these sensors are suitable for monitoring vital signs as well as analytes in bodily fluids. We have demonstrated an integrated wearable and flexible multi-sensor platform capable of simultaneous bioelectronic and biophotonic sensing of physiological state of the human body. The sensor platform is
    composed of printed photoplethysmography (PPG) and sweat sensors. The PPG sensor uses blade coated red and near-infrared (NIR) organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and an organic photodiode (OPD) to optically measure heart rate and blood oxygenation. The sweat sensor is comprised of printed sodium, ammonium and lactate sensors. The lactate sensor exhibits high sensitivity of 26 uA/mM cm2 with the linear detection range of 1-20 mM of lactate. The sodium and ammonium sensors exhibit near-Nernstian response with sensitivities of 60.0 +/- 4.0 mV (detection range: 1-100 mM) and 56.1 +/- 2.2mV (detection range: 0.1-100 mM) per decade of concentrations, respectively. The sensors are interfaced with a Bluetooth System on Chip for wirelessly reading out sensor data. The complete system is powered by two flexible printed batteries at 8 V and are of 40 mAh capacity. This integrated platform can provide meaningful data to the end-users or healthcare professionals stretching the application domain of wearable sensing beyond the fitness domain to medical diagnostics.

    Biography: Dr. Ana Claudia Arias is a Professor at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department at the University of California in Berkeley and a faculty director at the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC) and SWARM lab. Prior to joining the University of California she was the head of the Printed Electronic Devices Area and a Member of Research Staff at PARC, a Xerox Company, Palo Alto, CA. She went to PARC from Plastic Logic in Cambridge, UK where she led the semiconductor group. She received her PhD on semiconducting polymer blends for photovoltaic devices from the Physics Department at the University of Cambridge, UK. Prior to that, she received her master and bachelor degrees in Physics from the Federal University of Paraná in Curitiba, Brazil. Her research focuses on devices based on solution processed materials and applications development for flexible sensors and electronic systems. Ana Claudia is the chair of ThinFilm Electronics Technical Advisory Council and she is an author of over 100 peer reviewed publications and issued patents.

    Host: EE-Electrophysics

    More Info: minghsiehee.usc.edu/about/lectures/munushian

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Marilyn Poplawski

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  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

    Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Shannon M. Mumenthaler, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medicine - USC Westside Prostate Cancer Center

    Talk Title: TBA

    Abstract: TBA

    Biography: Dr. Mumenthaler is an Assistant Professor of Research Medicine at the CAMM. She received a B.S. in Genetics from UC Davis and a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from UCLA. Although her primary scientific training is in cell biology, Dr. Mumenthaler applies a unique multidisciplinary approach toward her research program, partnering with mathematicians, clinicians, and engineers to explore critical areas in cancer. Her current research interests focus on the development of tools to better understand the evolutionary dynamics of tumor progression and drug resistance with specific investigations into the influence of microenvironmental selective pressures on tumor cell behavior. Toward this goal, Dr. Mumenthaler is closely collaborating with mathematical modelers to combine novel computational platforms with diverse experimental measurements to test and refine biological hypotheses and make clinically relevant predictions.

    Host: Brent Liu, PhD

    Location: Corwin D. Denney Research Center (DRB) - 145A

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Mischalgrace Diasanta

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  • Electrical Engineering Seminar

    Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr Vincent Gripon, IMT Atlantique

    Talk Title: Generalizing Convolutional Neural Networks to Graph Domains

    Abstract: For the past few years, various works have aimed at tackling the problem of extending Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs)to irregular domains. In this presentation, we propose to use graphs as an intermediate solution, thus deriving two subproblems: a) identifying a graph given a set of signals and b) defining CNN-like structures given
    a graph domain. For both problems we introduce original approaches and discuss their performance.

    Biography: Vincent Gripon is a permanent researcher with IMT-Atlantique (Institut Mines-Télécom), Brest, France. He obtained his M.S. from École Normale Supérieure of Cachan and his Ph.D. from Télécom Bretagne. His research interests lie at the intersection of information
    theory, computer science and neural networks. He co-authored about 60 papers in the above-mentioned domains.

    Host: Dr. Antonio Ortega

    More Information: Vincent Gripon Seminar.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Gloria Halfacre

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  • NL Seminar-Structured Predictions: Practical Advancements and Applications in Natural Language Processing

    Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Kai-Wei Chang , UCLA

    Talk Title: Structured Predictions: Practical Advancements and Applications in Natural Language Processing

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: Many machine learning problems involve making joint predictions over a set of mutually dependent output variables. The dependencies between output variables can be represented by a structure, such as a sequence, a tree, a clustering of nodes, or a graph. Structured prediction models have been proposed for problems of this type. In this talk, I will describe a collection of results that improve several aspects of these approaches. Our results lead to efficient and effective algorithms for learning structured prediction models, which, in turn, support weak supervision signals and improve training and evaluation speed. I will also discuss potential risks and challenges when using structured prediction models




    Biography: Kai-Wei Chang is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published broadly in machine learning and natural language processing. His research has mainly focused on designing machine learning methods for handling large and complex data. He has been involved in developing several machine learning libraries, including LIBLINEAR, Vowpal Wabbit, and Illinois-SL. He was an assistant professor at the University of Virginia in 2016-2017. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015 and was a post-doctoral researcher at Microsoft Research in 2016. Kai-Wei was awarded the EMNLP Best Long Paper Award 2017, KDD Best Paper Award 2010, and the Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Award 2011.

    Host: Marjan Ghazvininejad and Kevin Knight

    More Info: http://kwchang.net

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 11th Flr Conf Rm # 1135, Marina Del Rey

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Peter Zamar

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  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Dan Biller,

    Talk Title: TBA

    Abstract: TBA

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) - 146

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Evangeline Reyes

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  • Mentoring KBBQ

    Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 05:45 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Are you a mentor or mentee who loves KBBQ? Come join ASBME for some delicious KBBQ in Los Angeles! It's a great opportunity to enjoy a delicious and ~discounted~ dinner while meeting other students in the mentoring program! Spots are limited so sign up quickly!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering

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