Featured Research Assistant for June 2017: Pouyan Hosseini

Kaela BerryBlog, Research Assistant

Pouyan is a PhD candidate working under supervision of Dr. Ketan Savla. His research focuses on control and optimization techniques for transportation networks. More specifically he is interested in designing feedback control algorithms that use the real-time data collected by traffic sensors to control the traffic flow more efficiently. His work consists of developing theoretical guarantees for these algorithms as … Read More

Kelly Sanders Selected to Attend the 2017 NAE Frontiers of Engineering

Kaela BerryBlog

Dr. Kelly has been selected to attend the 2017 NAE Frontiers of Engineering. The Frontiers of Engineering program brings together a select group of emerging engineering leaders from industry, academia, and government labs to discuss pioneering technical work and leading edge research in various engineering fields and industry sectors. The goal of the meetings is to introduce these outstanding engineers (ages … Read More

Featured Research Assistant for May 2017: Farshid Hosseini

Kaela BerryBlog, Research Assistant

Farshid Hosseini is a PhD Candidate working with Dr. Bora Gencturk. His research focuses on next generation seismic resistant structural systems using high-performance materials such as engineered cementitious composites (ECC) and super-elastic alloys (SEAs). He implemented these high-performance materials in bridge columns and beam-column joints in an innovative way to improve their seismic performance and damage tolerance. As part of … Read More

USC Students Receive Awards at the Scholarship and Project Awards Gala

Kaela BerryBlog, Uncategorized

The Southern California Chapter of CMAA presented the 25th annual Scholarship and Project Awards Gala, at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live, on April 26, 2017, where multiple USC CEE student received four of the seven awards and scholarships. Sam Kinsey, a USC BSCE student, received the 2017 Corporate Sponsored Scholarship Match Program Scholarship Award, the most prestigious award given … Read More

Featured Research Assistant for April 2017: Sasan Tavakkol

Kaela BerryBlog, Research Assistant

Sasan Tavakkol is a PhD Candidate advised by Prof. Patrick Lynett. His research topic lies at the intersection of computer science and coastal engineering. As part of his PhD, Sasan has developed a revolutionary GPU-accelerated software, called Celeris, to simulate nearshore waves. Celeris is currently employed by hundreds of coastal engineers in academia and industry for analyzing wave propagation in … Read More

USC CEE Staff Recognized for Years of Service

Kaela BerryBlog

On March 27, 2017, the University of Southern California recognized staff, who have worked a large number of years, at a luncheon in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom. This included USC Sonny Astani Department’s own staff members (from left to right): Paul Schwartz, FCCCHR Chief Engineer, recognized for 40 years of service; Patrick Sylvester, FCCCHR Business Manager, recognized for … Read More

Kelly Sander’s New Appointment Title

Kaela BerryBlog

Dr. Kelly Sanders has been appointed as the Dr. Teh Fu Yen Early Career Chair. Her title will be modified to Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental  Engineering and Dr. Teh Fu Yen Early Career Chair.

Burcin Becerik-Gerber Receives the 2017 USC Mentoring Award

Kaela BerryBlog

Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber will receive one of the 2017 USC Mentoring Awards in the Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students category. The annual USC Mentoring Awards honor individual faculty members for helping to build a supportive academic environment. Her achievement will be recognized at the USC Mentoring Awards ceremony on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

Featured Research Assistant for March 2017: Calogero-Benedetto Rizzo

Ashleen KnutsenBlog, Research Assistant

Calogero B. Rizzo (also known as Gerry) is a second year PhD student advised by Dr. Felipe de Barros. His research focuses on stochastic modeling of flow and transport through heterogeneous porous media. He is trying to find new ways to integrate the newest and most advanced computing technologies in the stochastic analysis workflow. He developed an efficient algorithm to … Read More

Featured Research Assistant for February 2017: Mo Chen

Ashleen KnutsenBlog, Research Assistant

  Mo Chen is a PhD student in environmental engineering, co-advised by Dr. Kelly Sanders and Dr. George Ban-Weiss. His research lies in the intersection of the energy sector, Urban Heat Islands, and climate. Currently, he is working on understanding the role of urban heat islands in affecting residential electricity consumption through high spatiotemporal resolution observations and models. Mo was … Read More