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  • REACH: Recruitment of Engineering ACHievers

    Thu, Nov 21, 2013

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events

    REACH is an all-expenses paid, doctoral preview program that takes place at USC’s University Park Campus near downtown Los Angeles. Round-trip transportation, lodging and meals for REACH participants will be paid for by the USC Viterbi School. Attendees who later apply to the USC Viterbi School for doctoral study will also have their $85 application fee waived.

    In fulfilling our mission, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering actively recruits engineering achievers from all backgrounds into its doctoral degree programs, particularly students historically underrepresented in the field (African-American, Latino and Native American). Through REACH, under-represented engineering achievers get firsthand exposure to exciting research opportunities, world-class faculty, rich academic programs, and stellar student services and mentoring resources.

    Selected participants will have the opportunity to:

    learn about Viterbi School engineering doctoral programs of study
    gain insight on the graduate application, admission and financial aid processes at USC
    interact with current and prospective doctoral students, faculty, and staff in the Viterbi School
    find out about summer research opportunities in the Viterbi School
    benefit from special presentations and workshops by faculty and staff
    participate in tours of the USC campus, research labs, and departmental facilities
    experience USC campus life and explore the greater Los Angeles area

    Eligible juniors are invited to apply to participate in the REACH program. Only those individuals who have a strong record of academic achievement and are seriously considering Ph.D. study upon graduation are encouraged to apply.

    Exceptional seniors with a demonstrated background in research will also be considered.


    3.5 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in undergraduate studies is recommended
    Majors in engineering, applied mathematics, or physical sciences (biology, chemistry, physics)
    Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or a citizen of Canada
    Applications are particularly encouraged from students who are Black/African Americans, Latino/Chicano Americans, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders.


    The online REACH application form, including a 500-word statement of intent
    Two letters of reference submitted by faculty on behalf of the applicant.
    (Note: a third letter from a faculty, staff person, or researcher is optional)
    Unofficial academic transcript.

    Learn more and apply at the REACH webpage

    Audiences: non-USC undergraduate students

    Posted By: Laura Hartman

  • DEN@Viterbi Online Information Session

    Thu, Nov 21, 2013

    Distance Education Network

    Workshops & Infosessions

    The USC Viterbi School of Engineering Distance Education Network (DEN@Viterbi) strives to meet the needs of engineering professionals, providing the opportunity to advance your education while maintaining your career and other commitments. By breaking down geographical and scheduling barriers, DEN allows you to take your classes anytime and anywhere.

    Join this information session to learn more about the 40+ graduate level programs and continuing education offerings available completely online.

    11:00AM Session - Click to RSVP!
    6:00PM Session - Click to RSVP!

    Audiences: RSVP Required

    Posted By: USC Viterbi Corporate & Professional Programs

  • Repeating EventKIUEL Viterbi Impact Clothing Drive

    Thu, Nov 21, 2013 @ 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Student Activity

    Do you have clothes that you don’t wear much or don’t need? You could clear out space in your closet and make a #ViterbiImpact at the same time by donating those clothes to the Klein Institute for Undergraduate Engineering Life (KIUEL) clothing drive. Please bring any donations to the donation box in RTH110 before 5pm on the 22nd!

    All clothes must be clean and in good condition (not stained or torn).

    Collected clothing will be donated to the Salvation Army.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 110

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: KIUEL

  • Distinguished Lectures: Nonlinear Programming Frameworks for Real-time Dynamic Optimization

    Thu, Nov 21, 2013 @ 12:45 PM - 01:50 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Larry Biegler,

    Talk Title: Nonlinear Programming Frameworks for Real-time Dynamic Optimization

    Series: Distinguished Lectures

    Host: Prof. Qin

    Location: James H. Zumberge Hall Of Science (ZHS) - 159

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Ryan Choi

  • Closing-the-loop with Cyber Physical Systems

    Thu, Nov 21, 2013 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Rahul Mangharam, University of Pennsylvania

    Talk Title: Closing-the-loop with Cyber Physical Systems

    Abstract: Cyber-Physical Systems are the next generation of embedded systems with the tight integration of computing, communication and control of “messy” plants. I will describe our recent efforts in modeling for scheduling and control of closed-loop Cyber-Physical Systems across the domains of medical devices, energy-efficient buildings, wireless control networks and programmable automotive systems.

    In medical devices: the design of bug-free and safe software is challenging, especially in complex implantable devices that control and actuate organs whose response is not fully understood. Safety recalls of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators between 1990 and 2000 affected over 600,000 devices. Of these, 200,000 or 41%, were due to software issues that continue to increase in frequency. There is currently no formal methodology or open experimental platform to test and verify the correct operation of medical device software within the closed-loop context of the patient. I will describe our efforts to develop the foundations of formal modeling, synthesis and development of verified medical device software and systems from verified closed-loop models of the pacemaker and the heart (more details here.)

    In buildings: heating, cooling and air quality control systems operate independently of each other and frequently result in temporally correlated energy demand surges. As peak power prices are 200-400 times that of the nominal rate, this uncoordinated activity is both expensive and operationally inefficient. While several approaches for load shifting and model predictive control have been proposed, we present an alternative approach to fine-grained coordination of energy demand by scheduling energy consuming control systems within a constrained peak power while ensuring custom climate environments are facilitated. This project includes scheduling of energy control systems, sensing-based reduced order modeling of buildings and tools for integrated modeling and controls for energy-efficient buildings.

    Biography: Rahul Mangharam is the Stephen J Angello Chair and Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Electrical & Systems Engineering and Dept. of Computer & Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He directs the Real-Time and Embedded Systems Lab at Penn. His interests are in real-time scheduling algorithms for networked embedded systems with applications in automotive systems, medical devices and industrial control networks.

    He received his Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University where he also received his MS and BS in 2007, 2002 and 2000 respectively. In 2002, he was a member of technical staff in the Ultra-Wide Band Wireless Group at Intel Labs. He was an international scholar in the Wireless Systems Group at IMEC, Belgium in 2003. He has worked on ASIC chip design at Marconi Communications (1999) and Gigabit Ethernet at Apple Computer Inc. (2000). Rahul received the 2013 NSF CAREER Award, 2012 Intel Early Faculty Career Award and was selected by the National Academy of Engineering for the 2012 US Frontiers of Engineering.

    Host: Paul Bogdan

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Annie Yu

  • Graduate Engineering Information Session: Hamburg, Germany

    Thu, Nov 21, 2013 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions

    You are cordially invited to meet Kelly Goulis, Senior Associate Dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering, at our upcoming information session in Munich, Germany.

    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.

    The information session will include a presentation on: Master's & Ph.D. programs available at USC, how to apply, scholarships, student life, and more. Students will also have the chance to ask questions and receive official brochures and handout information from USC. Light refreshments will be served.

    Register to Attend

    Location: Fairmont Vier Jahreszeiten - Hamburg, Germany

    Audiences: Students with a background in engineering, math or science are welcome to attend.

    Posted By: Mary Kae