USC Viterbi Online Events Series

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is expanding its virtual offerings with a series of faculty, research, leadership and social events. As we engineer a better world for all humanity, we hope you will join us as we continue to unite our Trojan community in these unprecedented times.

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Previous Events

Bay Area VIP + Wine Tasting Wed., Dec. 15, 4:00 p.m. Sip, mingle, and raise money for Bay Area Viterbi Innovation Partner’s favorite cause at our ONEHOPE wine tasting party.

How Tech is Transforming Humanitarian Response  Thurs., Nov. 11, 7:00 p.m. Join us as we welcome special guest Roya Mahboob, founder of the Afghan Girls Robotics Team and one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People In The World.

The Next Billion Dollar Opportunity: Transforming Healthcare Through Viterbi Innovation Thurs., Nov. 4, 4:00 p.m. Join us as USC Viterbi's Gaurav Sukhatme, Ellis Meng and Krishna Nayak discuss current developments in research and collaborations between the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Keck School of Medicine of USC and transferring tech to market. Sponsored by the USC Viterbi Innovation Partners Bay Area Executive Committee. Register Here

Grant Imahara Memorial Study Lounge Unveiling Fri., Oct. 15, 10:00 a.m. Join us as we honor the late Grant Imahara, renowned engineer, roboticist, television host, actor ... and USC Viterbi alumnus. He was best known for his work on the television series MythBusters.

Wellness and Productivity in a Return to Physical Work Spaces Fri., Oct. 15, 12:00 p.m. Join us as we discuss issues that surround our return to the office after more than a year of working remotely. Specifically, maintaining mental and physical wellness while maximizing productivity.

Advanced Manufacturing: Recent Advances, Challenges and Opportunities Friday, Oct. 1, 12:00 p.m. Join us as we celebrate National Manufacturing Day with several guests and presentations.

Learning from the Pandemic to Improve Healthcare Thurs., July 29, 10:00 a.m. Join us as we discuss how the pandemic has changed the healthcare system’s operations. Lessons were learned, and the experience gained will drive future improvements.

The Crucial Role of Telemedicine Thurs., Aug. 5, 10;00 a.m. Join us as we continue our series on how the pandemic has changed the healthcare system’s operations. Lessons were learned, and the experience gained will drive future improvements.

USC Viterbi Bay Area Innovation Partners Thurs., June 3 Salman Avestimehr, director of the USC-Amazon Center for Secure and Trusted Machine Learning, and Associate Professor Emilio Ferrara shared their vision for the future of an AI-driven society.
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42nd Viterbi Awards Thurs., April 8 One year after its postponement, the school's annual gala returned as an online affair to honor General Ellen Pawlikowski, UPS executive Juan Perez and actress Geena Davis (pictured).
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6th Annual USC Viterbi Scholarship and Fellowship Dinner Wed., March 31, 5:00 pm PST Join us as students and donors come together in celebration of acaedmic achievement and giving back.
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USC Viterbi and USC Marshall Panel and Mixer Tues., Jan. 26, 12:00-1:00 pm PST Join us for a panel featuring two sisters with six degrees from USC, followed by a series of networking breakout sessions. Learn about how both critical thinking and soft skills are essential for a collaborative environment.

Advanced Manufacturing Series: Aerospace-Grade Composites Without Autoclaves Fri., Feb. 12, 10:00-11:30 am PST Dr. Steven Nutt, founding director of USC's M.C. Gill Composites Center, will discuss the journey of composite parts for aerospace structures en route to service.

USC Viterbi Bay Area VIP Wine Tasting Event with ONEHOPE Wed., Dec. 16, 2020 4:00 p.m. PST The USC Viterbi Bay Area VIP Executive Committee invites you to an interactive online wine tasting with OneHope’s CEO and Co-Founder, Jake Kloberdanz.

Advanced Manufacturing Series: Unconventional Manufacturing of 3D Micro- and Mesostructures Fri., Nov. 20, 2020, 10 a.m. PST Join USC Viterbi assistant professor Dr. Hangbo Zhao as he discusses the growing availability of methods for 3D manufacturing and its implications across diverse areas.

Always an Engineer: How USC Viterbi Formed My Profession Foundation Fri. Nov. 6, 2020 As part of the USC Reunion 2020 celebration, USC Viterbi brought together three alumni who are Trojan engineers in training but have sought incredibly different paths.
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Advanced Manufacturing Series: Nature's Toolbox for Smart Engineering Enterprise  Fri., Nov.6, 2020, 11:30 a.m. PST Join Purdue Uniersity's Dr. Ajay Malshe as he discusses simplicity, elegance and robustness as foundations for innovations in an inclusive enterprise.

Viterbi Live: We Are Ready for the “New Normal” of Higher Education  Fri., Oct. 23, 2020, 12:00 p.m. PST Join Dr. Stephen Lu (pictured) as he discusses USC Viterbi's iPodia Alliance, which uses a new technology platform and a novel learning pedagogy to enhance online education for students to enjoy borderless learning.
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USC Viterbi - 2020 Trojan Family Weekend. Trojan Family Weekend and Viterbi events took place on Thursday, October 8th and Friday, October 9th culminating with the Viterbi Undergraduate Dean’s Reception on Friday October 9th. Find a listing of individual events below. If a recording of the event is available, it is linked to the event title.

-Dr. Satyandra K. Gupta - “Automation Technologies for Ensuring Human Safety during COVID-19 Pandemic” (not publicly shared)
-Professor Garrett Reisman - “Human Spaceflight – Recent Past and Near Future Lessons Learned regarding Inspiration, Determination, Vision, and Innovation” (not publicly shared)
-Kaitlin Harada, Director of Viterbi Career Connections - “From Class to Career”
-Table for Six Mixer for Graduate Families
(not recorded)
-Dr. Ellis Meng - Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Session
-Viterbi Live presented by Viterbi Advancement - “AI for Social Good Featuring the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society”
-Dr. Andrea Armani - “Emergency Engineerin
-Table for Six Mixer for Undergraduate Families (not recorded)
-Viterbi Undergraduate Dean’s Reception

Viterbi Live: AI for Social Good Featuring the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society Fri., Oct. 9, 2020, 11:30 a.m. PST CAIS Co-Director Bistra Dilkina (pictured) will discuss resilience to disasters and climate change, and Phebe Vayanos, the center's Associate Director, and Co-Director Eric Rice will discuss their work to create policies for housing resources.
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Advanced Manufacturing Series: Engineering-Informed Machine Learning for Shape Distortion Control in Additive Manufacturing Fri., Oct. 9, 2020, 10:00 a.m. PST USC Viterbi's Dr. Qiang Huang (pictured) discusses the increased availability of advanced manufacturing product data and advances in computing, and how machine learning has become a viable strategy for enhancing printing performance.

Advanced Manufacturing Series: Harness Natural Wisdom to Design 3D-Printed Bionic Material Fri., Sept. 25, 2020, 10:00 a.m. PST Join USC Viterbi's Dr. Qiming Wang, from the school's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, as he reports on a series of 3D-printed bionic materials that imitate both architectures and metabolisms of living creatures.

The Engineer of 2020 Thurs., Sept. 17, 2020, 2:00 p.m. PST Please join us as a panel of engineering students and young professionals discuss the enabling power of engineering along with today’s challenges and the post-COVID future. Watch Presentation

Modeling Epidemics as a Chemical Reaction Process Thurs., Sept. 17, 2020, 12:00 p.m. PST USC Viterbi's Dean Yannis Yortsos will present a model for the spreading of epidemics based on an analogy with chemical reaction and diffusion processes.
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Yannis C. YortsosUSC Viterbi and the Indian Institute of Science: Research Online Symposium on COVID-19 Wed., Sept. 16, 2020, 8:00 a.m. PST USC Viterbi's Dean Yannis Yortsos (pictured) and Yadati Narahari (Chair, Division of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Sciences, IISc) will present the event's opening remarks.
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Advanced Manufacturing Series: Robotic Construction by Contour Crafting Fri., Sept. 11, 2020, 10:00 a.m. PST Join USC Viterbi's Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis, President and CEO of Contour Crafting Corporation, for a discussion about a promising new automation approach in construction 3D printing.

Addressing Covid Research Tues., Aug. 11, 2020 Master's students in USC Viterbi's Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering summer research program showcase their final presentations on big challenges related to COVID-19.
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USC Technology Innovation Bootcamp Final Showcase Fri., July 31, 2020 1:00 PM PDT High school students from across the country have joined USC in an innovation sprint to develop solutions to combat COVID-19. Their journey culminates here.
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Careers at the Cutting Edge of Engineering Wed., July 29, 2020 8:30 AM-11:00 AM PDT Join USC professor Michael Khoo, Axonics COO Rinda Sama, and USC Viterbi's Candace House Teixeira as they discuss careers in biomedical engineering.

Digital Technologies for COVID-19 Fri., July 10, 2020 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Marjorie Freedman, a research team leader from the Information Sciences Institute, will discuss task specific data annotation as well as alternative approaches to creating domain specific annotation.
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Digital Technologies for COVID-19 Fri., June 26, 2020 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Several USC Viterbi faculty members will discuss the virus as it pertains to airborne transmission along with the science behind both "6 ft. apart" and enclosed spaces.
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How Math Can Help Improve Cancer Treatment Thurs., June 25, 2020 1:00 PM–2:00 PM PDT Dr. Stacey Finley is spearheading a research group that works in the area of mathemarical oncology. She will present her work aimed at predicting the effects of exiting cancer treatments and identifying new therapeutic strategies.  
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Haptics For Communication in a Socially Distanced World Wed., June 24, 2020 12:00 PM–1:00 PM PDT Dr. Heather Culbertson explores how humans interact with the world, robots, and technology through touch, and the impact it has on increasing multiple elements of human productivity and positivity.
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Digital Technologies for COVID-19 Fri., June 19, 2020 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Professors Dave Conti and Abigail Horn will discuss the incorporation of risk factors in a stochastic epidemiological COVID-19 model for Los Angeles County.
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Science Impact of Sustained Infrastructure Wed., June 17, 2020 11:00 AM–12:00 PM PDT Dr. Ewa Deelman describes the challenges of developing and sustaining cyberinfrastructure capabilities that have impact on scientific discovery and that innovate in the changing cyberinfrastructure landscape. 
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USC-Tsinghua University Faculty Research Symposium on Data Analysis and Informatics Mon., June 15 & Tues., June 16, 2020 5:30 PM-8:00 PM PDT USC Viterbi's Dr. Cauligi Raghavendra (pictured) and Tsinghua University's Dr. Wang Yu will present advances in both topics at this joint, two-day event. 
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Digital Technologies for COVID-19 Fri., June 12, 2020 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Dean Yannis Yortsos and Vice Dean Assad Oberai will discuss the modeling of infectious disease, and Dr. Urbashi Mitra will present on group testing.
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Yannis C. YortsosUSC-IISc Research Online Symposium on COVID-19 Thurs., June 11, 2020 8:00 AM PDT This event showcases recent advances in COVID-19 breakthroughs from USC Viterbi and the Indian Institute of Science. Dean Yannis Yortsos (pictured) and Yadati Narahari, Chair of the Division of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Sciences at IISc, will kick off the program.
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Social Media and the Post-COVID-19 Landscape Thurs., June 4, 2020 12:00 PM–1:00 PM PDT Join us as faculty from USC Dornsife, the Keck School of Medicine at USC and USC Viterbi converge to discuss the implications of misinformation during the current pandemic.
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Digital Technologies for COVID-19 Fri., May 29, 2020 11:00 AM-12:00 PM The Information Sciences Institute's Dr. John Heidemann will present his work analyzing Internet traffic during the COVID-19 crisis, and Dr. Animesh Pathak, a USC Viterbi alum who heads R&D and engineering at myKaarma, will discuss the challenges faced by an automobile business software company.
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Digital Technologies for COVID-19 Fri., May 22, 2020 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Dr. Cyrus Shahabi will discuss his envisioned platform for the risk assessment and analysis associated with contact-tracing, and Dr. Peter Kuhn will assess what is needed as we restart our healthcare system post-pandemic.
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The Balance Between Privacy and Keeping Communities Safe Thurs., May 21, 2020 4:00 PM–5:00 PM PDT Dr. Bhaskar Krishnamachari (pictured) and Malong Technologies CEO Matt Scott discussed the potential of smartphone proximity technology and artificial intelligence to battle COVID-19. Hosted by the Bay Area Viterbi Innovation Partners Executive Committee.
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India's Macro Challenges Thurs., May 21, 2020 4:00 PM–5:00 PM IST Join Gautam Trivedi, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Nepean Capital (pictured) as he engages in conversation with Dr. Tirthankar Patnaik, Chief Economist, National Stock Exchange of India (NSE). Hosted by the USC Alumni Club of Mumbai and the USC Alumni Club of Delhi North India.
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The Race for the COVID-19 Vaccine  Thurs., May 14, 2020 12:00 PM–1:00 PM PDT Dr. Pin Wang is leading a team in the development of a new vaccine. Join us for a live discussion as Dr. Wang presents his findings and challenges ahead. Moderated by Dr. Stacey Finley.
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AI for COVID-19 in LA: A Virtual Symposium Fri., May 8, 2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM PDT Join USC Viterbi's Machine Learning Center (MaSCle) and its Center for Artificial Intelligence for Society (CAIS) as they bring together experts and leaders from the fields of data science and artificial intelligence to discuss research and reveal insights.

Dr. Andrew Viterbi Presents: The Mathematics of Epidemics – A Century-Long Saga Thurs., May 7, 2020 12:00 PM PDT Join Dean Yannis Yortsos as he hosts a special presentation from one of engineering's most influential individuals and our school's namesake.
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Machine Learning to Track the Spread of COVID-19  Tues., May 5, 2020 11:00 AM–12:00 PM PDT Dr. Viktor Prasanna guides us through his development for a tool that will predict the global spread of the COVID-19 epidemic.
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USC India: Challenges and Opportunities in a Post-Covid World Fri., May 1, 2020 3:00-4:00 PM India Standard Time Join USC India's Parth Sarwate, Nepean Capital Co-Founder Gautam Trivedi, KRBL Limited Director Priyanka Mittal and Tandon Group Managing Director Sandeep Tandon as they discuss life during and after the coronavirus pandemic.
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Emergency Ventilator Design and Fabrication Thurs., April 30, 2020 3:30 PM–6:30 PM PDT Students in AME 546 (Design for Manufacturing and Assembly) are working on improving the designs of emergency ventilators. They are analyzing open-source designs and improving these designs to reduce manufacturing costs. Student teams will present their findings.

Addressing the Ventilator Shortage and Solutions Discussion Wed., April 29, 2020 11:00 AM–12:00 PM PDT Dr. Ivan Bermejo Moreno leads a discussion on the current COVID-19 ventilator shortage. Join us as he shares his research on ventilator design from the standpoint of fluid mechanics.
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Digital Technologies for COVID-19  Fri., April 24, 2020 Drs. Ajitesh Srivastava and Viktor Prasanna discuss modeling and forecasting of COVID-19; Dr. Bhaskar Krishnamachari focuses on contact tracing.
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Handling the PPE Shortage: Update on Mask Design and Fabrication Tues., April 21, 2020 Current design and plans for fabricating the masks discussed in our April 3 workshop.
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Digital Technologies for COVID-19  Fri., April 17, 2020 Join USC Viterbi's Dr. Emilio Ferrara ("Charting COVID-19 Chatter on Social Media") and Dr. Kristina Lerman ("The Network Science of COVID-19") as they kick off our webinar series on digital technologies in this new era.
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Innovative "DIY" PPE Disinfectant Methods Featuring Andrea Armani Tues., April 14, 2020 Dr. Andrea Armani and her lab team showcase new solutions for disinfecting existing equipment to prevent COVID-19 from spreading.
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Working Remotely: Lessons I Learned From Space Thurs., April 9, 2020 Renowned former NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman, currently a professor of astronautical engineering at USC Viterbi, shares his insight into - and experience with – isolation strategies in our inaugural Viterbi Live Series event.
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Alumni X Zoom Happy Hour Tues., April 7, 2020 USC Viterbi alumni come together from all parts of the world to connect and communicate. Special guests include Tracy Dooley ’02, Chair of the USC Viterbi Emerging Leaders Board, and David Jeng ’05, member of the Bay Area Viterbi Innovation Partners. Please contact Tiffany Tay at for more information.

Handling the PPE Shortage Through Innovation, Creativity, & Maker Movement Fri., April 3, 2020 In this virtual workshop, Dr. S.K. Gupta, USC Viterbi’s Associate Chair of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, connects those who are interested in solving the PPE and medical supplies shortage with healthcare professionals who are experiencing this challenge during the COVID-19 crisis.

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