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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Black Belt

    Fri, Sep 05, 2014

    Distance Education Network

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: TBD,

    Abstract: Event Dates:
    Week 1: July 7 - 11, 2014 from 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Week 2: August 11 - 15, 2014 from 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Week 3: September 8 - 12, 2014 from 9:00am - 5:00pm

    This course teaches you the advanced problem-solving skills you will 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 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 USC and 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.

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    Host: Professional Programs

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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    Posted By: Viterbi Professional Programs

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

    Fri, Sep 05, 2014

    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. 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 visit http://www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/firstyear/prospective/meetusc_sw.html to check availability and make an appointment. Be sure to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

  • W.V.T. Rusch Engineering Honors Colloquium

    Fri, Sep 05, 2014 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dave Weaver, Former Mayor and Councilmember, City of Glendale

    Talk Title: An Engineer's Persepctive on Public Service and Nonprofit Leadership

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

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Jeffrey Teng

  • Integrated Seminar Series

    Fri, Sep 05, 2014 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Joyce Poon, Professor, University of Toronto

    Talk Title: Integrated Photonics in Silicon and Silicon Nitride-on-Silicon Platforms

    Abstract: The surging progress in silicon photonics over the past decade has been driven by its potential application in low cost, high bandwidth, wavelength-division multiplexed short reach optical interconnect. Despite significant advances, numerous technical challenges remain, such as the control of resonant devices, the implementation of large swing optical modulators, the management of polarization, the need for improved variation tolerance, an effective means for efficient and broadband fiber-to-chip optical coupling, and approaches to electronic-photonic integration.

    In this talk, I will provide an overview of my group’s progress in addressing these issues in silicon-based photonic platforms. Photonic devices and integrated circuits implemented in standard silicon-on-insulator photonic platforms and a custom silicon nitride-on-silicon platform will be presented. I will describe microring modulators and filters that circumvent conventional limits, the first polarization rotator-splitters and controllers in standard silicon photonic platforms, grating couplers with record-setting bandwidths and insertion losses, and our ongoing efforts in electronic integration. The work paves the path toward very large-scale photonic integrated circuits and terabit-scale optical transceivers.

    Biography: Joyce Poon is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Toronto, where she holds the Canada Research Chair in Integrated Photonic Devices. She is currently a Visiting Associate in Electrical Engineering at Caltech. She and her team conduct theoretical and experimental research in micro- and nano-scale integrated photonics.

    Dr. Poon obtained the Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Caltech in 2007 and 2003 respectively, and the B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science (physics option) from the University of Toronto in 2002. She is the recipient of a McCharles Prize for Early Research Career Distinction, a MIT TR35 award in 2012, IBM Faculty Award in 2010 and 2011, Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award in 2009, NSERC University Faculty Award in 2008, and the Clauser Doctoral Thesis Prize from Caltech in 2007.

    Host: Hosted by Prof. Hossein Hashemi, Prof. Mike Chen, Prof. Mahta Moghaddam, and Masashi Yamagata

    More Info: http://mhi.usc.edu/events/event-details/?event_id=910774

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Elise Herrera-Green

  • USC Engineering in São Paulo, Brasil - Information Session

    Fri, Sep 05, 2014 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions

    You are cordially invited to join us for an upcoming graduate engineering information session in Rio de Janeiro,Brasil.This event will be hosted by Viterbi School representatives Paulo Rodrigues, Director, USC Brasil, and Camillia Lee, Assistant Dean of Graduate Recruitment for the Viterbi School of Engineering.

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

    Attendees will also have the chance to ask questions and receive official brochures and handout information from USC.


    InterContinental São Paulo
    Al Santos,1123
    São Paulo, SP 01419-001


    Audiences: Students with an undergraduate backrgound in engineering, math or science

    Posted By: William Schwerin