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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Black Belt

    Fri, Mar 07, 2014 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Professional Programs

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: TBA,

    Talk Title: Six Sigma Black Belt

    Abstract: Course Overview

    This course teaches you the advanced problem-solving skills you'll need in order to measure a process, analyze the results, develop process improvements and quantify the resulting savings. Project assignments between sessions require you to apply what you've learned. This course is presented in the classroom in three five-day sessions over a three-month period.

    Learn the advanced problem-solving skills you need to implement the principles, practices and techniques of Six Sigma to maximize performance and cost reductions in your organization. During this three-week practitioner course, you will learn how to measure a process, analyze the results, develop process improvements and quantify the resulting savings. You will be required to complete a project demonstrating mastery of appropriate analytical methods and pass an examination to earn IIE's Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate.This practitioner course for Six Sigma implementation provides extensive coverage of the Six Sigma process as well as intensive exposure to the key analytical tools associated with Six Sigma, including project management, team skills, cost analysis, FMEA, basic statistics, inferential statistics, sampling, goodness of fit testing, regression and correlation analysis, reliability, design of experiments, statistical process control, measurement systems analysis and simulation. Computer applications are emphasized.

    NOTE: Participants must bring a laptop computer running Microsoft Office to the seminar.

    Course Topics

    * Business process management
    * Computer applications
    * Design of experiments (DOE)
    * Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)
    * DMAIIC
    * Enterprisewide deployment
    * Lean enterprise
    * Project management
    * Regression and correlation modeling
    * Statistical methods and sampling
    * Statistical process control
    * Team processes


    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

    * Analyze process data using comprehensive statistical methods
    * Control the process to assure that improvements are used and the benefits verified
    * Define an opportunity for improving customer satisfaction
    * Implement the recommended improvements
    * Improve existing processes by reducing variation
    * Measure process characteristics that are critical to quality

    Who Should Attend

    * VPs, COOs, CEOs
    * Employees new to a managerial position
    * Employees preparing to make the transition to managerial roles
    * Current managers wanting to hone leadership skills
    * Anyone interested in implementing Lean or Six Sigma in their organization

    Program Fees

    On-Campus Participants: $7,245
    Includes continental breakfasts, lunch and all course materials. The fee does not include hotel accommodations or transportation.

    Online Participant with Live Session Interactivity: $7,245

    Includes attendee access codes for live call-in or chat capabilities during class sessions. Also includes all course and lecture materials available for live stream or download.

    Reduced Pricing:

    Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE): Reduced pricing is available for members of IIE. Please contact professional@gapp.usc.edu for further information.

    Trojan Family: USC alumni, current students, faculty, and staff receive 10% reduced pricing on registration.

    Boeing: Boeing employees receive 20% off registration fees (please use Boeing email address when registering).

    Two course delivery options are available for participants, on-campus and online with interactivity:

    On-Campus Course is held in state-of-the-art facilities on the University of Southern California campus, located in downtown Los Angeles. Participants attending on-campus will have the option to commute to the course or stay at one of the many hotels located in the area. For travel information, please visit our Travel section.

    Overview of on-campus option:

    * The ability to interact with faculty and peers in-person.
    * Access to hard copy course materials.
    * Ability to logon and view archived course information - up to 7 days after the course has been offered. This includes course documents and streaming video of the lectures.
    * If there is a conflict during any on-campus course dates, on-campus participants can elect to be an online/interactive student.
    * Parking, refreshments and lunch are provided for on-campus participants unless otherwise specified.

    Online (Interactivity) Course delivery is completely online and real-time, enabling interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Participants have the flexibility of completing the course from a distance utilizing USC's Distance Education Network technology. Students are required to be online for the entirety of each day's session.

    Overview of online (interactive):

    * Virtually participate in the course live with the ability to either ask questions or chat questions to the entire class.
    * WebEx technologies provide the option to call into the class and view the entire lecture/materials on a personal computer, or to participate on a computer without having to utilize a phone line.
    * Ability to logon and view archived course information up to 7 days after the course has been offered. This includes course documents and streaming video of the lectures.

    Continuing Education Units
    CEUs: 10.5 (CEUs provided by request only)

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering Certificate of Participation is awarded to all participants upon successful completion of course.

    Upon completion, participants will also receive their Institute of Industrial Engineers certification in Six Sigma Black Belt.

    Host: Corporate and Professional Programs

    More Info: http://gapp.usc.edu/professional-programs/short-courses/industrial%26systems/six-sigma-black-belt

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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    Posted By: Viterbi Professional Programs

  • The Maturing of Scan Compression Technology

    Fri, Mar 07, 2014 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Rohit Kapur, Synopsys

    Talk Title: The Maturing of Scan Compression Technology

    Abstract: The topic is IC testing. In the year 2000 scan technology went through a complete overhaul and complex IP was inserted in the scan chains to control the cost of test. The new architectures now go under the name scan compression where a few inputs and outputs are used to feed test data to the ICs that have many internal scan chains. The presenter will give a historical perspective of scan compression technology before describing one of the latest architectures being developed at Synopsys today.

    Biography: Rohit Kapur is an IEEE Fellow and a Scientist at Synopsys. At Synopsys he has been the inventor of many technologies including the ones delivered by Synopsys for Scan Compression. Rohit is known for his work in CTL an IEEE standard, and he currently chairs all the standard activities in test within IEEE.

    Host: Prof. Sandeep Gupta

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 110

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Annie Yu

  • The W.V.T. Rusch Engineering Honors Colloquim

    Fri, Mar 07, 2014 @ 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Rick Rubin, P.E., Executive Vice President for RBF Consulting, a Company of Michael Baker Corporation

    Talk Title: Keeping Up With Civil Engineering: Industry Trends and Advancements

    Host: W.V.T. Rusch Engineering Honors Program

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Christine Viterbi Admission & Student Affairs

  • PhD Ice Cream Social

    Fri, Mar 07, 2014 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar

    At the event we will be serving ice cream to help you cool off from a long week's work. This event is also being held in conjunction with the prospective student visit day. This will be a great opportunity for the visiting students to talk to current PhD students, and a great opportunity for all of you to get free ice cream!

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

    Audiences: CS Phd students, Faculty and Staff

    Posted By: Lizsl De Leon

  • Integrated Systems Seminar Series - Spring 2014

    Fri, Mar 07, 2014 @ 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Jacques Rudell, University of Washington

    Talk Title: CMOS RF & mm-Wave ICs enter the Era of “Big Data”

    Abstract: The last 15 years has witnessed revolutionary changes in mobile computing and wireless communication. This was fueled in large part through Moore’s Law, coupled with research and development of new highly-integrated, silicon CMOS devices which transformed large bulky transceiver components into a single chip for wireless applications. These single-chip radios freed up valuable space for more memory and powerful processors, making the modern smartphone, as we know it today, so common and ubiquitous. Although the architectures, circuits, and system-level design methodologies to realize these low-cost, highly-integrated ICs have largely been defined, questions remain on how to enable chips for emerging applications in an era of large scale data acquisition, and communication, for a variety of devices ranging in use from wireless sensing, to high-speed mobile and point-to-point data communication. Recent work at the University of Washington’s FAST lab has explored some of these challenges and developed all-CMOS chip sets to demonstrate concepts which address some of the future IC challenges associated with ultra-broadband communication.

    This presentation will describe a 50-70 GHz broadband receiver intended for use in a high-element phased-array system which utilizes a low-power heterodyne architecture to reduce LO power consumption, while passing the entire 20 GHz bandwidth through the IF, to baseband. The IF stage has one of the highest fractional bandwidths reported to date. Other broadband techniques are described with a compact 24-54 GHz bandpass distributed amplifier which exploits recursive Norton Transforms to reduce silicon area while improving selectivity and maintaining a high fractional bandwidth. In addition, a new PA/transmitter approach is described for long-range sensor standardized data communication. This talk will also briefly highlight some of the other work from our lab with respect to medical devices, including PET imaging systems and stimulation electronics for neural interface applications. Lastly, thoughts are presented on reducing transmit-to-receive self-interference by utilizing a low spurious emission PA, and TX-to-RX cancellation network to enable broadband RF transmission, possibly removing the need for any front-end RF or duplex filters.

    Biography: Jacques “Chris”tophe Rudell received degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan (BS), and UC Berkeley (MS, PhD). After completing his degrees, he worked for several years as an RF IC designer at Berkana Wireless (now Qualcomm), and Intel Corporation. In January 2009, he joined the faculty at the University of Washington, Seattle as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. While a PhD student at UC Berkeley, Dr. Rudell received the Demetri Angelakos Memorial Achievement Award, a citation given to one student per year by the EECS department. He has twice been co-recipient of the best paper awards at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, the first of which was the 1998 Jack Kilby Award, followed by the 2001 Lewis Winner Award. He received the 2008 ISSCC best evening session award, and the 2011 RFIC Symposium best student paper award. Dr. Rudell served on the ISSCC technical program committee (2003-2010) and on the MTT-IMS Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium steering committee (2002-2013) where he was the 2013 General Chair. He is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Solid-State Circuits (2009-present).

    Host: Hossien Hashemi, Mike Chen, Mahta Moghaddam, Sushil Subramanian

    More Info: http://mhi.usc.edu/activities/integrated-systems/

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Sushil Subramanian

  • Astani CEE Ph.D. Seminar

    Fri, Mar 07, 2014 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Pedram Oskouie, Astani CEE Ph.D. Students

    Talk Title: A framework for automated monitoring and movement analysis of highway retaining walls using 3D laser scanners

    Abstract: The architecture engineering and construction (AEC) industry has adopted innovative and novel alternative methods to ensure faster, more economical, and higher quality project delivery. Recently, there has been an increase in the use of laser scanners in the industry to create as-built models for accurate (millimeters) and rapid assessment of progress, productivity, and quality assurance. As part of this research, the data from an ongoing highway construction project are processed and analyzed. The project uses 3D laser scanners for regular monitoring of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls that retain the soil supporting the highway alignment. In order to start up processing the generated point clouds (3D as-built points), the accuracy of scans in terms of capturing all the geometrical features and details has to be verified. Additionally, the point clouds have to be cleaned from unwanted objects as well as noises. Once the point clouds are pre-processed, the vertical settlements and lateral displacements of the walls are calculated by comparing point clouds from different dates. This research aims to fill the current research and practice gaps by (1) Defining an automated scan plan and data collection framework to minimize scanning and point cloud registration- related errors (2) Defining an automated point cloud cleaning and noise removal process (3) Improving the quality and efficiency of change detection and movement analysis using 3-D laser scanners.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Evangeline Reyes