USC Viterbi Flickr: 2018 Sonny Astani Department Commencement Reception

View photos of the 2018 Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Commencement Reception

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Keeping Her Promise

Glenda “Milly” Rodriguez, president of the USC chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, assured her parents she would become the first in her family to graduate from college. That day is coming soon.

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Meet Celeris, the first interactive coastal wave modeling software that runs faster than real-time

While currently available models can take hours to run, this open-source nearshore modeling software runs faster than real-time with concurrent visualization and an interactive environment

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3-D printed active metamaterials for sound and vibration control

A team led by USC Viterbi researchers developed 3-D printed acoustic metamaterials that can be switched on and off remotely using a magnetic field

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The Viterbi Algorithm at 50

In a noisy world, it allows you to be heard.

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What Do Civil & Environmental Engineers Do?

Our standard of living depends on our civil infrastructure, a sophisticated system of buildings, bridges, dams, airports, transportation networks, water and power distribution systems, and environmental protection systems.

Civil and environmental engineers are responsible for designing, maintaining and enhancing our civil infrastructure. They help to sustain the living standards and quality of life of the population. Civil engineers are also master builders. They create structures that stand as timeless symbols of our civilization. Environmental engineers identify and design solutions for problems involving the environment. To do so, they have to be broadly educated and technically trained to address a wide spectrum of issues.

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Featured Research Assistant

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Meida Chen

Research Focus: Semantic Modeling of Outdoor Scenes for The Creation of Virtual Environments and Simulations
Advisor: Dr. Lucio Soibelman
Expected Graduation: 2019
Previous Education: M.S. in construction management from USC
Hobbies: Snowboarding, fishing, and all cross-cultural topics and activities

Research Areas

Sustainable Development

Sustainability in the context of civil engineering targets long-term viability of natural resources and engineered civil systems.

Water Quality, Access, and Distribution

Providing an adequate supply of potable water, considering population growth and climate variability.

Disasters and Extreme Events

All aspects of an event, from a fundamental understanding of the physical processes controlling its evolution to the resulting environmental and social reaction.

Coupling of Complex Systems

Efforts aim to integrate research across the Sonny Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, as well with all outside disciplines that interact with civil systems.

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Announcements

PhD grad Trevor Krasowsky receives the William F. Ballhaus, Jr. Prize for Excellence in Graduate Engineering Research

PhD graduate Trevor Krasowsky received the William F. Ballhaus, Jr. Prize for Excellence in Graduate Engineering Research at the 2018 Viterbi Ph.D. Hooding and Awards ceremony on May 10. His research, under the direction of Assistant Professor George Ban-Weiss, looks at climate and health issues caused by air pollutants known as black carbon particles produced by diesel engines, coal power plants and biomass burning. His work aids scientists and … Read More

Featured Research Assistant for May 2018: Meida Chen

His research focuses on Semantic Modeling of Outdoor Scenes for The Creation of Virtual Environments and Simulations. He developed a point cloud/mesh segmentation software, called STPLS, to segment, classify, and recognize distinct types of objects together with identifying and extracting associated features in photogrammetric generated point clouds/meshes. More information about the project that he is currently working on can be … Read More

Jake Kirchner Wins Dean’s Staff Early Career Award

USC CEE staff member Jake Kirchner has won a Dean’s Staff Early Career Award, one of the Viterbi Staff Awards given at the 2018 Faculty & Staff Awards Luncheon. Dean Yortsos presented him the award on Friday, April 25, at Town and Gown.

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USC Viterbi Flickr: 2018 Sonny Astani Department Commencement Reception

View photos of the 2018 Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Commencement Reception

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Eureka! Eureka! The Class of 2018 Has Found It

After long nights that muddled into early mornings in SAL, CED, and Leavey, they’re ready to set sail

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