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

    Mon, Nov 04, 2013

    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 https://esdweb.esd.usc.edu/unresrsvp/MeetUSC.aspx 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

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

  • Six Sigma Black Belt

    Mon, Nov 04, 2013 @ 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

    Posted By: Viterbi Professional Programs

  • Multimodal Neuroimaging, Analysis, and Modeling in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

    Mon, Nov 04, 2013 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. John D. Van Horn, Department of Neurology/Keck School of Medicine of USC

    Talk Title: Multimodal Neuroimaging, Analysis, and Modeling in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

    Abstract: The increasing interest in combining neuroimaging modalities to study brain structure, function and circuitry has brought about an appreciable challenge to image processing experts from the standpoint of inferring clinically valuable information based on enormous amounts of high-dimensionality imaging data. This challenge is particularly serious when attempting to quantify brain changes due to traumatic brain injury (TBI), a condition whose heterogeneity precludes the use of standard image processing algorithms for tissue segmentation, brain morphometry, population atlasing and neuroinformatics. Current efforts by translational researchers to formulate patient-tailored rehabilitation protocols for TBI must be complemented by critical input from neuroinformaticians, signal processing, and image analysis experts to develop next-generation image analysis methods for brain trauma. Because TBI-related deficits are predicated upon individual brain circuitry profiles, such methods must be robust enough to accommodate the heterogeneity and wide variety of structural deformation and degeneration patterns encountered in this condition. In this presentation, I will outline our recent computational and analytic efforts toward developing state-of-the-art neuroimaging analysis protocols and informatics approaches for characterizing brain injury longitudinally at the structural, functional, and connectomic levels. To improve on existing abilities to capture injury-related changes to the brain, we have combined multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and electroencephalography (EEG) with network theory, geometric modeling and inverse localization methods in the context of a sophisticated neuroimaging analysis approach. This has allowed us to longitudinally map TBI location, extent, and change over time. Further progress in this field depends critically upon input from the engineering and computer science communities to develop algorithms for segmentation, morphometry and atlasing which can handle the large structural brain deformations encountered in neurotrauma. Such contributions could result in substantial translational benefit to neurosurgeons, neurologists and psychiatrists who are interested in using neuroimaging to monitor brain injury evolution and for clinical intervention. Thus, despite substantial progress on quantifying TBI-related brain changes, considerable input is still needed from image processing, visualization and informatics experts to address the difficulties of this epidemiologically prominent field.

    Biography: Dr. Van Horn is a recent addition to the USC faculty, having held prior positions at the National Institutes of Health, Dartmouth College, and UCLA. He received his Ph.D. from Department of Psychology at the University of London and hold a master's degree in engineering from the University of Maryland College Park. He explores the neurophysiology of the human brain using in vivo neuroimaging techniques, e.g. functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and its relations to other biological systems. Areas of interest in neuroimaging include multimodal MRI, connectomics, characterizing the effects of neurotrauma, visuo-spatial task performance and motor learning. He has also examined the use of pharmacological manipulations as probes of cognitive and physiological networks during fMRI. He is also known for his contributions to neuroinformatics: mathematical modeling, experimental design, statistical, quantitative methods, data visualization, and the sociological and technical issues of neuroscientific data sharing, as well as neuroimaging data base and data mining. Presently, Dr. Van Horn is tenured faculty in the Department of Neurology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and a principle member of the Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics (INI).

    Host: Dr. Sandeep Gupta, sandeep@usc.edu

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Mayumi Thrasher

  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

    Mon, Nov 04, 2013 @ 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: James Finley, PhD, Asst. Professor of Biokinesiology, USC

    Talk Title: Identifying the Principles of Locomotor Learning to Advance Gait Rehabilitation

    Host: Michael Khoo

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 122

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Mischalgrace Diasanta

  • Square Information Session

    Mon, Nov 04, 2013 @ 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Join a Square Engineer and former intern for a company overview offering a glimpse into our culture and the work we do at Square. Our engineering experts will discuss the unique everyday challenges they face in their technical roles while working to make commerce easy for our many merchant partners. We'll also talk about job opportunities and pass along insider tips on how to land an internship or full-time role at Square.

    After the talk, join us for networking, snacks and awesome swag giveaways!

    For more info, email us at campus@squareup.com, tweet @joinsquare or check out www.squareup.com/campus.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services