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

    Mon, Nov 11, 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

  • Multimodal Brain Image Analysis for the Computational Mapping of Neuroanatomy

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

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Yonggang Shi, Department of Neurology/Keck School of Medicine of USC

    Talk Title: Multimodal Brain Image Analysis for the Computational Mapping of Neuroanatomy

    Abstract: In this talk, I will present our recent work on the automated analysis of multimodal MR images for large scale brain mapping. I will first present a suite of novel algorithms for mapping brain structures using intrinsic geometry. The key idea in our method is the use of Laplace-Beltrami (LB) eigenfunctions for modeling brain shapes, such as hippocampus and cortex. These tools have the advantage of being invariant to pose and scale variances, and robust to deformations from development and pathology. Using the LB eigenfunctions and topology-preserving evolution, we have developed a robust approach for surface reconstruction from segmented masks. This method can remove outliers while accurately retaining volume information. For the challenging problem of cortical surface reconstruction, we have developed a unified approach for the joint correction of geometric and topological outliers with the Reeb graph of LB eigenfunctions. By using the LB embeddings of surfaces, we have developed a novel and general approach for surface mapping via the optimization of their conformal metrics. Based on these cutting-edge algorithms for image and shape analysis, completely automated workflows have been created for the large scale analysis of brain morphometry. In our current research, these intrinsic modeling techniques are being extended to multimodal image analysis for the more accurate and robust mapping of brain structure and function. Using the reconstructed cortical surfaces, we have developed more accurate ways of normalizing cerebral blood perfusion (CBF) images with cortical thickness and area, and successfully applied them to map sex differences in brain development. For the analysis of brain connectivity, we developed a novel algorithm for fiber orientation distribution (FOD) reconstruction that can be applied to diffusion imaging data collected from a wide range of acquisition schemes. With the help of FODs and intrinsic analysis, we are able to automatically extract fiber bundles with significantly improved details and robustness using the state-of-the-art data from the Human Connectome Project.

    Biography: Dr. Yonggang Shi received his Bachelor and Master degree in Electrical Engineering from the Southeast University of China in 1996 and 1999, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Boston University in 2005. From 2005 to 2009, he was a PostDoctoral fellow at the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI) at UCLA. He was promoted to Assistant Professor at LONI in 2009. In July 2013, Dr. Shi was recruited to USC as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Neurology. He joins USC along with other faculty members that previously had formed the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI) at UCLA to found the newly established Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics (INI). Dr. Shi was a winner of student paper competition at the 2005 ICASSP for his work on a fast level set algorithm. He also won the Best Paper Award at the 2008 MMBIA for his work on using Reeb graphs of LB eigenfunctions to construct shape skeletons.

    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 11, 2013 @ 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Travis J. Williams, Associate Professor of Chemistry, USC

    Talk Title: “Computational Systems Biology Models of Tumor Angiogenesis Signalling Pathways”

    Host: Michael Khoo

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 122

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Mischalgrace Diasanta

  • Amgen Information Session

    Mon, Nov 11, 2013 @ 05:00 PM - 07:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, will be on campus Monday,
    November 11th to discuss their 2014 Undergrad & Graduate
    Information System Summer Internship opportunities located at
    their Thousand Oaks, Ca headquarters.

    Come join Amgen from 5pm-7:30pm at the Trojan Room, Student
    Union Building Lower Level B-3 to learn about Amgen’s Mission,
    Values, Products, Strategic Initiative and Pipeline as well as our
    commitment to our community and employees. Also, meet
    representatives from the business and human resources to learn about the Information Systems and Finance organization and their internship opportunities.

    Please see the attached flyer for more details.

    More Information: Amgen USC Event Marketing Handout_IS 11_11_2013.pdf

    Location: Gwynn Wilson Student Union (STU) - B-3 (lower level)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

  • Zynga Information Session

    Mon, Nov 11, 2013 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Come hear from Matt Kraft, University Relations Manager, about the exciting full-time and intern opportunities Zynga has to offer! Free food and swag!!

    More Information: Zynga info session flyer.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

  • Spotlight Series: Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Mon, Nov 11, 2013 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Want to learn more about your major or one you're considering? Come hear Alumni discuss the many ways they are using their Industrial and Systems Engineering degrees!

    This is your opportunity to connect with alumni and industry professionals, ask questions about their experiences, and learn about the work they do and the many opportunities for students from each major!

    RSVP at:

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

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Viterbi Student Affairs