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  • Model-Based Imaging

    Tue, Oct 29, 2013 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Prof. Charles A. Bouman, Purdue University

    Talk Title: Model-Based Imaging

    Series: Medical Imaging Seminar Series

    Abstract: Over the last two decades, model-based imaging techniques have emerged as a principled framework for understanding and solving many of the most important problems in imaging research. The approach of model-based imaging is to construct a model of both the image and the imaging system, and then to use this integrated model to either reconstruct an unknown image, or to estimate unknown parameters. So for example, model-based image reconstruction and parameter estimation can be used to robustly form images from sensors with uncertain calibration. But in addition, model-based imaging can serve as a framework for optimizing the static and dynamic design of imaging sensor systems themselves.

    In this talk, we review some techniques and recent successes in model-based imaging. Two application domains that we consider are tomographic reconstruction from multislice helical-scan CT and electron microscopy, two very different sensors that share much in common when viewed from the perspective of model-based imaging. For both cases, we discuss a variety of technical innovations, which either improve image quality or reduce the computational burden. We then show results, which demonstrate the value of the methods both quantitatively and qualitatively, on a variety of real and simulated datasets. Finally, we conclude with a philosophical discussion of the future potential of model-based methods, and we present some emerging ideas, which have the potential to change the field.

    Biography: Charles A. Bouman is the Showalter Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University where he also serves has a co-director of Purdue’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility. He received his B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, M.S. degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1989.

    Professor Bouman's research focuses on inverse problems, stochastic modeling, and their application in a wide variety of imaging problems including tomographic reconstruction and image processing and rendering. Prof. Bouman is a Fellow of the IEEE, AIMBE, IS&T, and SPIE and is currently the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Vice President of Technical Directions. He has also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and the Vice President of Publications for the IS&T Society.

    Host: Prof. Richard Leahy

    More Info: http://mhi.usc.edu/medical-imaging-seminar-series/

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Talyia Veal

  • Munushian Keynote Lecture - Dr. Zhores Alferov

    Tue, Oct 29, 2013 @ 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Zhores Alferov, President, St. Petersburg University, Nobel Laureate, Physics 2000

    Talk Title: Breakthrough Technologies of the 20th Century and Their Importance Today

    Abstract: In the 20th century, new technologies that determined to a large extent the development of the new civilization were created on the basis of fundamental research. They are nuclear weapons and nuclear energy, jet engines and space technologies, creation of computers (electronic computing machines), discovery of the transistor, discovery of the laser, the basics of information technologies of today (discovery of silicone chips and heterostructures), revolution in genetics and new technologies
    in medicine. Milestones in the history of creation and development of these technologies and their importance today are overviewed. A special focus is made on importance and role of the fundamental research. Information and energy technologies are reviewed in particular detail.

    Biography: Dr. Zhores Alferov earned a doctor of sciences in physics and mathematics in 1970 from Ioffe Physical Technical Institute. He is a co-winner of 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics “for developing semiconductor heterostructures used in high-speed-electronics and
    optoelectronics.” He is also a Russian politician, and has been a member of the Russian State Parliament, the Duma, since 1995.

    Co-sponsored by: Ming Hsieh Institute

    Host: EE - EP and Ming Hsieh Institute

    More Info: http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/events/keynote/munushian/
    Webcast: http://geromedia.usc.edu/Gerontology/Play/a34741a9d5524190abc29698f4e7c8f91

    Location: Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center (GER) - 124

    WebCast Link: http://geromedia.usc.edu/Gerontology/Play/a34741a9d5524190abc29698f4e7c8f91d

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Marilyn Poplawski

  • Epstein Institute / ISE 651 Seminar Series

    Tue, Oct 29, 2013 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: W.S. Marras, Honda Professor and Director, Biodynamics Laboratory, The Spine Research Institute, The Ohio State University

    Talk Title: "The Working Back: A Systems View of Causation, Prevention and Control"

    Series: Epstein Institute Seminar Series

    Abstract: Low back disorders continue to be one of the most troublesome and costly health problems facing society today costing society nearly $100 billion annual and resulting in nearly 100 million lost work days each year. However, the causal pathway associated with these disorders is poorly understood and clinical treatments for these disorders are often unsuccessful. While the literature cites physical work requirements, psychosocial influences, and hereditary factors as contributors to the low back pain, the mechanisms by which these factors increase risk has not been well understood. This talk will review research advances in our laboratory that have helped us understand how the physical, psychological, and organizational factors can influence causal pathway associated with low back disorders. This understanding has helped us develop person-specific models of the spine that have been used to prevent back problems at the worksite as well as help us understand the biomechanical implications of spine treatments and surgeries.

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
    3:30 - 4:50 PM

    Biography: William S. Marras, Ph.D., CPE

    William S. Marras holds the Honda Professor Chair in the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering at the Ohio State University. He serves as the director of the Biodynamics Laboratory, the Center for Occupational Health in Automobile Manufacturing and is Executive Director for the Institute for Ergonomics. Dr. Marras also holds joint appointments in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, as well as Biomedical Engineering. Currently he is developing a Spine Research Institute at Ohio State that is a collaborative effort between the College of Medicine and College of Engineering. His research is centered on musculoskeletal causal pathway investigations including occupational biomechanical epidemiologic studies, laboratory biomechanics studies, mathematical modeling, and clinical studies of the lumbar and cervical spine. His findings have been published in over 200 peer reviewed journal articles and numerous books and book chapters including a recent book entitled “The Working Back: A Systems View.” He holds Fellow status in six professional societies including the American Society for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and has been widely recognized for his contributions through numerous national and international awards including an honorary Sc.D. degree. Professor Marras was the past Chair of the Board on Human Systems Integration at the National Research Council (NRC). He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Human Factors, Deputy Editor of Spine, and has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (the National Academies). Recently he recorded a TED talk entitled “Back pain and your brain."

    Host: Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    More Information: Seminar-Marras.doc

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Georgia Lum

  • Acquity Group Information Session

    Tue, Oct 29, 2013 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Acquity Group employs some of the brightest, most innovative, and forward thinking leaders in technology. If you’re ambitious and passionate for the way technology is shaping our future, and want to work alongside the most driven trendsetters in the industry, then Acquity Group is the place for you. Our collaborative culture allows our employees to implement groundbreaking ideas by designing, developing and building best in class web solutions. Acquity Group will give you experience with the latest technologies, and help to grow your career in a fast paced, dynamic industry.

    Acquity Group is a leading Brand eCommerce® and digital marketing company, now part of Accenture Interactive. Acquity Group leverages the Internet, mobile devices and social media to create award-winning digital experiences that build unbreakable customer relationships. Acquity Group has served more than 600 companies and works with leading brands like Adobe, AT&T, General Motors, Motorola, and Saks Fifth Avenue across thirteen offices throughout North America.

    Come visit us October 29th at our Information Session for a fun and informal overview of Acquity Group!

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

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

  • ASME

    Tue, Oct 29, 2013 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    University Calendar

    Have you ever wanted to get the inside scoop on what it truly means to be an intern at a company? Do you have questions that you may not feel comfortable asking a recruiter? Then come to ASME's Intern Panel Event where we will be having fellow mechanical engineering students speak about their internship experiences at companies such as Northrop Grumman, Disney, Chevron, and a satellite company.

    Location: Mark Taper Hall Of Humanities (THH) - 215

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)