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

    Mon, Nov 04, 2019

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS seniors and younger) 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!

    Register Here

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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

    Mon, Nov 04, 2019 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Professor Stephen Boyd, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

    Talk Title: Convex Optimization

    Series: Cyber-Physical Systems Joint Seminar Series

    Abstract: Convex optimization has emerged as useful tool for applications that includedata analysis and model fitting, resource allocation, engineering design, network design and optimization, finance, and control and signal processing. After an overview of the mathematics, algorithms, and software frameworks for convex optimization, we turn to common theme that arise across applications, such as sparsity and relaxation. We describe recent work on real-time embedded convex optimization, in which small problems are solved repeatedly in millisecond or microsecond time frames, and large-scale distributed convex optimization, in which many solvers are coordinated to solve enormous problems.

    Biography: Stephen P. Boyd is the Samsung Professor of Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Information Systems Laboratory, and chair of the Electrical Engineering Department at Stanford University. He has courtesy appointments in the Department of Management Science and Engineering and the Department of Computer Science, and is a member of the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering. His current research focus is on convex optimization applications in control, signal processing, machine learning, and finance.

    Professor Boyd received an AB degree in Mathematics, summa cum laude, from Harvard University in 1980, and a PhD in EECS from U. C. Berkeley in 1985. In 1985 he joined the faculty of Stanford's Electrical Engineering Department. He has held visiting Professor positions at Katholieke University (Leuven), McGill University (Montreal), Ecole Polytechnique Federale (Lausanne), Tsinghua University (Beijing), Universite Paul Sabatier (Toulouse), Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm), Kyoto University, Harbin Institute of Technology, NYU, MIT, UC Berkeley, CUHK-Shenzhen, City University of Hong Kong, and IMT Lucca. He holds honorary doctorates from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, and Catholic University of Louvain (UCL).

    Professor Boyd has received many awards and honors for his research in control systems engineering and optimization, including an ONR Young Investigator Award, a Presidential Young Investigator Award, and the AACC Donald P. Eckman Award. In 2013, he received the IEEE Control Systems Award, given for outstanding contributions to control systems engineering, science, or technology. In 2012, Michael Grant and he were given the Mathematical Optimization Society's Beale-Orchard-Hays Award, given every three years for excellence in computational mathematical programming. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, SIAM, and INFORMS, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Control Systems Society, a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, and a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. He has been invited to deliver more than 90 plenary and keynote lectures at major conferences in control, optimization, signal processing, and machine learning.

    At Stanford, he has served as director of the Information Systems Laboratory, chair of the (university wide) Library Committee, chair of the David Packard EE Building Planning & Design Committee, and as a member of the (university wide) Advisory Board.


    Host: Paul Bogdan, pbogdan@usc.edu

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Repeating EventLean Green Belt

    Tue, Nov 05, 2019 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Abstract: This three-day course provides an in-dept understanding of Lean enterprise principles and how to apply them within your organization.


    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/industrial-systems-engineering/lean-green-belt/

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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  • The Launch of the Center for Computational Modeling of Cancer

    Tue, Nov 05, 2019 @ 03:00 PM - 05:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Alumni

    University Calendar


    You are warmly invited to the launch of THE CENTER FOR COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF CANCER (CCMC)

    Hosted by PROFESSOR STACEY FINLEY, CCMC DIRECTOR

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2019
    3:00 P.M.
    MICHELSON CENTER FOR CONVERGENT BIOSCIENCE
    FIRST FLOOR
    UNIVERSITY PARK CAMPUS

    Click here to RSVP

    For more information, visit: our website.

    Location: MICHELSON CENTER FOR CONVERGENT BIOSCIENCE

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Tiffany Tay

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  • ISE 651 - Epstein Seminar

    Tue, Nov 05, 2019 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Archis Ghate, Professor and Associate Chair

    Talk Title: Optimal Fractionation in Radiotherapy

    Host: Dr. Sze-chuan Suen

    More Information: November 5, 2019.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Grace Owh

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  • Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Seminar - Distinguished Lecture Series

    Tue, Nov 05, 2019 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Professor Jason R. Trelewicz, Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering. Stony Brook University

    Talk Title: Controlling the Stability and Radiation Tolerance of Nanocrystalline Alloys

    Abstract: Stable nanocrystalline phases leveraging grain boundary segregation are being realized in a myriad of alloy systems and driving advances in the design of bulk nanocrystalline materials. However, augmenting the chemical state of the grain boundaries for stabilization purposes can also have marked impacts on their structure and in turn, the performance of the material in extreme environments. In this presentation, we explore nanoscale grain boundary engineering approaches for the design of tungsten as a plasma facing material for fusion reactors. Dopant species and concentrations are first identified through lattice Monte Carlo modeling and used to guide powder metallurgy synthesis of ternary nanocrystalline tungsten alloys. Through synchrotron x-ray diffraction and small angle x-ray scattering experiments, we select optimized alloy chemistries containing nanoscale compositional heterogeneities for enhanced stability and sinterability. In light of these results, we then probe the effect of grain boundary doping on the coupling between microstructural evolution and irradiation damage state using in situ heavy ion irradiation experiments. Defect evolution is mapped up to 20 dpa and bridged to high-dose stability using ex situ experiments up to 400 dpa. The addition of grain boundary dopants is shown to stabilize the nano-alloy against irradiation induced grain growth, which is correlated to evolving defect state out to the maximum dose of 400 dpa. Mechanistic insights on the role of grain boundaries in damage accumulation are gained using molecular dynamics displacement cascade simulations, demonstrating that the grain boundary character and damage proximity govern the balance between defect formation, migration, and recombination.



    Host: Dr. Hodge

    Location: John Stauffer Science Lecture Hall (SLH) - 102

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Karen Woo/Mork Family

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  • Viterbi Student Speaker Symposium

    Tue, Nov 05, 2019 @ 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    University Calendar


    The Viterbi Engineering Writing Department invites you to hear some of the best student speakers on campus! Viterbi and other students will be sharing their expertise on topics ranging from engineering ethics, games, and technology.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Helen Choi

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  • MathWorks Info Session

    Tue, Nov 05, 2019 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Deep Learning and AI in the real world...

    A review of current industry trends and opportunities in AI and Deep Learning

    From the popular uses such as Autonomous Driving, Voice recognition, Predictive Maintenance and Robotics to lesser-known applications such as in the field of Medical Research, game development, and Industrial Automation- Deep Learning and AI are everywhere in the industry.

    In this technical talk hosted by MathWorks, we will look at some examples of how the industry is exploring this new technology and finding new applications every day. We will also talk about what are the different opportunities that you can get involved in the AI and Deep learning applications.

    RSVP for this event in Vitebri Career Gateway

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • MathWorks Information Session

    Tue, Nov 05, 2019 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Deep Learning and AI in the real world...

    A review of current industry trends and opportunities in AI and Deep Learning

    From the popular uses such as Autonomous Driving, Voice recognition, Predictive Maintenance and Robotics to lesser-known applications such as in the field of Medical Research, game development, and Industrial Automation- Deep Learning and AI are everywhere in the industry.

    In this technical talk hosted by MathWorks, we will look at some examples of how the industry is exploring this new technology and finding new applications every day. We will also talk about what are the different opportunities that you can get involved in the AI and Deep learning applications.

    Please RSVP on Viterbi Career Gateway

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Student Speaker Symposium

    Tue, Nov 05, 2019 @ 11:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Come listen to some of the best student speakers at Viterbi! Students will be sharing their expertise engineering topics ranging from games to medical technology.

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    Location: 211

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Helen Choi

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  • Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

    Wed, Nov 06, 2019

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS seniors and younger) 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!

    Register Here

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Repeating EventLean Green Belt

    Wed, Nov 06, 2019 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Abstract: This three-day course provides an in-dept understanding of Lean enterprise principles and how to apply them within your organization.


    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/industrial-systems-engineering/lean-green-belt/

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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  • PhD Academic Career Mentoring Panel Series

    Wed, Nov 06, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Doctoral Programs

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Timothy Pinkston, Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs, and Faculty Panel,

    Talk Title: Applying and Interviewing for Academic Positions

    Abstract: The Viterbi School of Engineering initiated an Academic Career Mentoring Panel Series to encourage Ph.D. students and postdocs to pursue a rewarding career in academia and research. Distinguished faculty will discuss their academic paths and offer strategic advice and answer your questions. Engineering Ph.D. students and postdocs from all areas and departments are strongly encouraged to attend.

    Host: Viterbi School of Engineering

    More Info: https://viterbigrad.usc.edu/instructional-support/events-workshops/phd-academic-career-mentoring-panel-series/

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - 116

    Audiences: Ph.D. and Postdoctoral

    Posted By: Tracy Charles

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

    Wed, Nov 06, 2019 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Prabal Dutta, University of California, Berkeley

    Talk Title: Enabling the SmartGrid with IoT Sensors and Edge-Cloud Analytics

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

    Abstract: Wireless sensors and edge-cloud analytics have the potential to gather and process vast amounts of data about the physical world, offering radical new insights about everything from critical infrastructure to interpersonal interactions. But designing, deploying, and operating geographically-distributed systems consisting a hierarchy of sensing, storage, compute, and communication elements raises interesting new challenges across the system stack. In this talk, we will discuss our experiences designing new IoT systems to address several power and power grid monitoring problems. In particular, this talk will focus on three systems-”PowerBlade, Triumvi, and GridWatch-”and their motivation, design, and deployment. PowerBlade explores how to cost-effectively characterize, capture, and classify widespread plug-load energy usage-”representing the fastest growing and least understood segment of end-use energy consumption-”across hundreds of homes and offices representing tens of thousands of sensors. Triumvi explores how to make circuit level energy metering, useful for a variety of facilities trending, energy savings, and fault detection & diagnostics applications, more efficient and scalable. Finally, GridWatch explores how to scalably and cost-effectively detect and respond to the power outages that stymie residential and business activity in under-developed power grids using mobile and fixed sensors, data analytics, and reporting systems in Sub-Saharan Africa, finding that conventional approaches to outage detection systems vastly underreport customer experiences. These systems all share a similar architecture, require new sensor devices and edge-cloud data processing, and wrestle with power management and networking. But they ultimately demonstrate both the tremendous potential and the significant challenges of this nascent computing class.


    Biography: Prabal Dutta is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of Calfornia at Berkeley, where he co-directors the CONIX Research Center. Previously, he was a Morris Wellman Faculty Development Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. His interests span circuits, systems, and software, with a focus on mobile, wireless, embedded, networked, and sensing systems with applications to health, energy, and the environment. His work has yielded dozens of hardware and software systems, has won five Top Pick/Best Paper Awards, two Best Paper Nominations, and a Potential Test of Time 2025 Award, as well as several demo, design, and industry competitions. His work has been directly commercialized by a dozen companies and indirectly by many dozens more, has been utilized by thousands of researchers and practitioners worldwide, and is on display at Silicon Valley's Computer History Museum.

    His research has been recognized with an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, an NSF CAREER Award, a Popular Science Brilliant Ten Award, an Intel Early Career Faculty Fellowship, and as a Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship Finalist. He has served as chair or co-chair of MobiSys '18, BuildSys '17, IPSN '17, ESWEEK '17 IoT Day, HotMobile '16, SenSys '14, and HotPower '11, and on the DARPA ISAT Study Group from 2012-2016, where he co-chaired numerous studies. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley (2009), where NSF and Microsoft Research Graduate Fellowships supported his research. He received an M.S. in Electrical Engineering (2004) and a B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering (1997), both from The Ohio State University. Website: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~prabal

    Host: Paul Bogdan

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Nov 06, 2019 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Carlos M. Portela, Caltech

    Talk Title: Fabrication, Mechanical Characterization, and Modeling of 3D Architected Materials upon Static and Dynamic Loading

    Abstract: Architected materials have been ubiquitous in nature, enabling unique properties that are unachievable by monolithic, homogeneous materials. Inspired by natural processes, man-made three-dimensional (3D) architected materials have been reported to enable novel mechanical properties such as high stiffness- to-density ratios or extreme resilience, increasingly so when nanoscale size effects are present. However, most architected materials have relied on advanced additive manufacturing techniques that are not yet scalable and yield small sample sizes. Additionally, most of these nano- and micro-architected materials have only been studied in the static regime, leaving the dynamic parameter space unexplored.



    In this talk, we discuss advances in our understanding of architected materials by: (i ) proposing numerical and theoretical tools that predict the behavior of architected materials with non-ideal geometries, (ii ) presenting a pathway for scalable fabrication of tunable nano-architected materials, and (iii ) exploring the response of nano- and micro-architected materials under three types of dynamic loading. We first explore the mechanics of lattice architectures with features at the micro- and millimeter scales, and discuss the effect of nodes (i.e., junctions) to obtain more accurate computational and theoretical predictive tools. Going beyond lattices, we propose alternative node-less geometries that exhibit extreme mechanical resilience at the nanoscale, and we harness self-assembly processes to demonstrate a pathway to fabricate them in cubic-centimeter volumes while maintaining nanoscale resolution. Lastly, we venture into the dynamic regime by designing, fabricating, and testing micro-architected materials that exhibit vibrational band gaps in the MHz regime as well as nano-architected materials with extreme energy absorption upon microparticle supersonic impact.

    Host: AME Department

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

    Location: John Stauffer Science Lecture Hall (SLH) - 102

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Tessa Yao

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  • Alumni & Industry Spotlight: Industrial & Systems

    Wed, Nov 06, 2019 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Receptions & Special Events


    Learn more about a potential career, network with alumni, and come have dinner on us!

    The first installment of the Viterbi Alumni & Industry Spotlight Panel is on Wednesday, November 6th from 7:00-8:00 pm in Ronald Tutor Hall (RTH) 211.

    The panel will feature ISE alumni working in a variety of industries including: Consulting, Project Management and Healthcare!

    ALL MAJORS WELCOME! Free Pizza!
    Dress Code: Casual

    RSVP is required - the RSVP link is emailed to all undergraduate students.

    Meet our Alumni Panelists!

    Irwin Umali: Bachelor of Science: Industrial & Systems Engineering (2017). Current position -“ Engineer at Adventist Health, an integrated health system with clinics and hospitals across the West Coast and Hawaii who strive to inspire health, wholeness and hope.

    Ashley Morris: Bachelor of Science: Industrial & Systems Engineering (2016). Current position - Senior Associate in SAP Government, Risk and Compliance at KPMG, a global network of tax, audit professional advisory services.

    Justin Newton: Bachelor of Science: Industrial & Systems Engineering (1995) Current position - VP Project Management, Planning, and Cost Control at Walt Disney Imagineering, the creative engine that designs and builds all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions, and cruise ships worldwide, and oversees the creative aspects of Disney games, merchandise product development, and publishing businesses.

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

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventLean Green Belt

    Thu, Nov 07, 2019 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Abstract: This three-day course provides an in-dept understanding of Lean enterprise principles and how to apply them within your organization.


    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/industrial-systems-engineering/lean-green-belt/

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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  • Medical Imaging Seminar

    Thu, Nov 07, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Xucheng Zhu, University of California, Berkeley

    Talk Title: 3D Free Breathing Pediatric Pulmonary MRI

    Series: Medical Imaging Seminar Series

    Abstract: In contrast to PET and CT, MRI delivers no ionizing radiation and within a single imaging session provides a wide range of soft tissue characterization and function. Unfortunately, the innumerable air-tissue interfaces in the lung disrupt the MRI signal, rendering lung tissue invisible on conventional MRI. Furthermore, scans are highly susceptible to respiratory and bulk motion that is widely prevalent in pediatric patient populations. For these reasons, MRI is currently insufficient to provide the prognostic and diagnostic information required of imaging studies. We proposed a novel motion corrected imaging framework, combining with a ultra-short echo time(UTE) acquisition to overcome the existing challenges in pediatric lung MRI.

    Biography: Xucheng Zhu is a 5th year PhD student in the joint UC Berkeley and UCSF Bioengineering program, mentored by Dr. Peder Larson. My PhD thesis focuses on 3D high resolution free breathing lung MRI. I also have experience in PET/MR reconstruction and motion correction, dynamic hyperpolarized 13C MRI, and deep learning based medical image enhancement.

    Host: Professor Krishna Nayak, knayak@usc.edu

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Talyia White

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  • Grand Challenges Scholars Prep Presentation

    Thu, Nov 07, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 105

    Audiences: Undergraduate Seniors

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Lecture of The Honorable Christopher A. Hart

    Thu, Nov 07, 2019 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: The Honorable Christopher A. Hart, Ex-Chairman of the NSTB and Chaiman of the Joint Authorities Technical Review (JATR)

    Talk Title: Automation in Aviation and Automobiles: From Boeing 737 Max to Autonomous Vehicles

    Abstract: See attached

    Host: Dr. Najmedin Meshkati

    More Information: Hon Chris Hart USC ISE 370 Talk on Nov 7th - 10-28-19- Final.pdf

    Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 123

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Evangeline Reyes

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  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Nov 07, 2019 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Tianzhen Hong, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

    Talk Title: Modeling Urban Buildings for Improvement of Efficiency and Resiliency

    Abstract: U.S. cities consume 70% of primary energy, produces 80% of GDP, and are facing challenges of aging infrastructure, impact of climate change and extreme weather events. Urban systems are interconnected systems of buildings, microclimate, transportation, power and water supply. This talk will introduce urban systems research at the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division, focusing on modeling and simulation of urban buildings to improve their energy efficiency and resiliency, leveraging emerging opportunities in big data, artificial intelligence, and exascale computing.

    Biography: Dr. Tianzhen Hong is a Staff Scientist and Deputy Head of the Building Technologies Department of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He leads the Urban Systems Group and a research team working on data analytics, modeling, simulation, and policy for design and operation of low energy buildings and sustainable urban systems. He is an IBPSA Fellow and an editor of the Energy and Buildings journal. He has more than 200 publications. He received B.Eng. and Ph.D. from Tsinghua University, China.

    Host: Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber

    More Information: Tianzhen Hong_ Abstract_Nov. 7.docx.pdf

    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) - 102

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Evangeline Reyes

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  • Grand Challenges Lecture Series

    Thu, Nov 07, 2019 @ 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Professor Hao Li, Viterbi School of Engineering

    Talk Title: AI-Driven Human and Content Digitization

    Series: Grand Challenges Lecture Series

    Host: Viterbi Admission and Student Engagement

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Myra Fernandez

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  • Transfer Day

    Fri, Nov 08, 2019

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    TRANSFER DAY FEATURES: A presentation from Viterbi Admission, Campus Tours, Academic Department Visits, and more!

    If you have questions about engineering and the transfer process then Transfer Day is for you. Transfer Day is a half-day comprehensive program designed to give you the most in-depth look at the transfer process and academic life at USC. Specifically, the program includes presentations on the admission process, transfer credit policy, academics, financial aid. You will also have the opportunity to visit an academic department or take a campus tour. Reservations are required.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - 2nd Floor

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Michael Cox

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  • ECE 10th Annual Research Festival

    Fri, Nov 08, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Alumni

    University Calendar


    2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the Ming Hsieh ECE departments annual research festival. We have done a lot in the last decade: from enabling major research breakthroughs and new interdisciplinary initiatives to welcoming transformative faculty and celebrating numerous awards and honors. At this year's festival, we will be celebrating a decade of accomplishments while looking to the next decade ahead of us. We would love for you to join us at this milestone event.
    The annual research festival is the ECE department's largest and most important event of the year. Over 100 of our PhD students, representing every research area in the discipline, come together to share their original research with peers, faculty, alumni, and industry leaders. It provides our students with invaluable experience presenting their work in front of a diverse audience and an opportunity to open new dialog for advancing research. More importantly, it brings our best student researchers together with academic and industry leaders for the purpose of future R&D collaboration and cooperation. Please join us on November 8th, 2019 to see how far we've come, and how much further we can go.


    Visit the event page for more information and to register.

    Location: VHE Breezway and EEB 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Tiffany Tay

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  • Graduate Engineering Information Session

    Fri, Nov 08, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    USC undergraduate students are invited to learn more about Master's programs in engineering and computer science, including Analytics, Data Science, and many others. Join us for pizza and chat with admissions staff about application criteria and scholarships for Master's students.

    All majors welcome.Register

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 105

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: William Schwerin

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  • W.V.T. RUSCH ENGINEERING HONORS COLLOQUIUM

    Fri, Nov 08, 2019 @ 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Professor Parag Havaldar, Department of Computer Science, USC

    Talk Title: Industry exploration: Game Development and Design

    Host: EHP

    Audiences: By Invite Only

    Posted By: Amanda McCraven

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  • NextSoft @ MFD and The USC Energy Institute

    Fri, Nov 08, 2019 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: John Mork and Professor Richard Roberts, Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

    Talk Title: A Colloquium on the use of DNA in Oilfield Applications

    Host: Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 105

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Greta Harrison

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  • MFD Annual Alumni Dinner & Awards Ceremony

    Fri, Nov 08, 2019 @ 04:00 PM - 07:30 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Receptions & Special Events


    MFD Annual Alumni Dinner & Awards Ceremony Honoring
    Distinguished MFD Alumni & Distinguished Service Award Recipients

    Friday, November 8, 2019 4:00 - 7:30 PM

    4:00 PM Reception
    5:00 PM Program
    6:00 PM Dinner

    Parking at Gate 4, Royal Street Entrance (mention MFD Alumni Dinner)

    Please RSVP at https://doodle.com/poll/ewtdma636s9nidh9 by October 31, 2019

    Location: Emery Stoops & Joyce King-stoops Education Library (EDL) - Amy King Dundon-Berchtold University Club of USC

    Audiences: Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Faculty, Staff and Alumni

    Posted By: Greta Harrison

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