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  • "Low Power CMOS Design Past and Future", Bob Brodersen, HNB 100

    Thu, Nov 14, 2013 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Bob Brodersen, UC Berkeley

    Talk Title: Low Power CMOS Design Past and Future

    Abstract: Technology scaling provided a 100 times improvement in energy efficiency over the last 15-20 years. Unfortunately, while feature size scaling is continuing, scaling affecting energy efficiency will not continue these improvements. However, the demands for computation in mobile devices is accelerating, so even greater improvements will be required over the next 15-20 years. Techniques to obtain these improvements and their technology implications will be presented.

    Biography: Robert W. Brodersen received a B.S. in both Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, in 1966, and his M. S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1968 and 1972, respectively. After spending three years with Texas Instruments in Dallas, he joined the faculty of the EECS Department at UC Berkeley in 1976; where he has pursued research in the areas of RF and digital wireless communications design, signal processing applications, and design methodologies. In 1994, he was the first holder of the John R. Whinnery Chair in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. In 1998, he was instrumental in founding the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC), a consortium involving university researchers, industrial partners, and governmental agencies that is involved in all aspects of the design of highly integrated CMOS wireless systems. He retired in 2006 as Professor Emeritus but remains active at BWRC, where he is Co-Scientific Director, and at the Donald O. Pederson Center for Electronics Systems Design. His career includes significant contributions to the areas of low power design and wireless communications, including system-level, real-time prototyping, ultra-wideband radio systems, multiple-carrier multiple-antenna algorithms, microwave CMOS radio design, and the CAD tools necessary to support these activities.

    Host: EE-Electrophysics

    More Info: ee.usc.edu/news/munushian lecture series

    Location: Hedco Neurosciences Building (HNB) - 100

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Marilyn Poplawski

  • CS Colloquium - Ashwin Rao (Founder, ZLemma.com)

    Thu, Nov 14, 2013 @ 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Ashwin Rao, Founder, ZLemma.com; Entrepreneur

    Talk Title: CS Colloquium - Ashwin Rao

    Series: CS Colloquium

    Abstract: This talk is for all levels (Undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D.) of students in Computer Science, with the purpose of helping them make sound decisions within the wide array of available job choices, and eventually pick the job/career that is most suited for them. We will particularly focus on jobs for Computer Scientists in the Tech industry (large companies as well as startups) and in the Finance industry (Wall Street as well as hedge funds). We will discuss the different requirements of various jobs, and understand how this work relates to one's academic interests. We will discuss some recent trends in the industry covering Big Data, Functional Programming, Quantitative Modeling, Machine Learning, and Domain-Specific Languages. We will also discuss non-technical aspects of different jobs contrasting between Tech and Finance, between large and small companies, and between 'depth' versus 'breadth' roles. Finally, we will discuss how to prepare a suitable resume and how to prepare for interviews.

    Biography: Dr. Ashwin Rao is an entrepreneur based in Palo Alto, California and is the founder of a technology startup - ZLemma.com - that helps students and young professionals identify careers most suited to their talents. Prior to entrepreneurship, Ashwin was a quantitative modeler and trading strategist at Goldman Sachs for ten years in New York, and was subsequently a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. Ashwin's focus had been on interest rates and mortgage derivatives products. Ashwin holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from IIT-Bombay and a Ph.D. in Algorithmic Algebra from University of Southern California. In his personal life, Ashwin is deeply involved in mentoring students at various universities.

    Host: CS PhD Committee

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

  • Xerox Information Session CANCELLED

    Thu, Nov 14, 2013 @ 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Please note, this event has been cancelled.

    Topic: ”Understanding dynamic performance variations across multiple crowdsourcing platforms”

    Recent times have witnessed an unprecedented number of crowdsourcing platforms that leverage the collective intelligence of a largely distributed internet workforce to solve a wide range of tasks. Crowd workers (unlike in a typical organization), exhibit varying work patterns, expertise, and performance with little or no control that can be imposed on them. Requesters (e.g. enterprises) also exhibit diverse requirements in terms of the size, complexity and timings of the tasks, as well as SLAs (performance expectations). Clearly, the heterogeneity makes the choice of a platform suited for a given task difficult for the user. Very little work, however, has been done in terms of understanding these variations and leveraging the information for better selection of platforms. This talk will describe the insights drawn from a series of experiments and benchmarking exercises conducted on couple of crowdsourcing platforms. A description of a system called CrowdUtility, which leverages these insights to recommend a right platform that suits the QoS requirements of a user will also be given.

    You will also learn more about our newest global research centre: Xerox Research Centre India, located in Bangalore, India including Internships, Post-Docs, & Full Time Opportunities

    More Information: Xerox Computer Science Info Session Description.docx

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

  • Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

    Thu, Nov 14, 2013 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity

    The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence is happy to announce its first event of the 2013 fall semester. We will have a general meeting on Thursday, November 14, at 6 pm, location TBD. All are welcome, whether you have experience in AI, or just want to learn more, and free Which Wich will be provided.

    We will detail opportunities available through the club, potential technical workshops, speaker series, and professional networking events. AAAI at USC is the first ever student chapter of the organization and is looking to expand its membership. Can't wait to see you there!

    For more information, please visit aaaiusc.wordpress.com

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 406

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: AAAI at USC

  • ASBMentoring Cookie Decorating

    Thu, Nov 14, 2013 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity

    Come join ASBMentoring for a fun study break filled with yummy cookies and fun cookie decorating. This is a great chance to get to know your fellow mentors and mentees, so come on over!

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - 111

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering