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Centennial Lectures

Viterbi School Centennial Lectures

100 Years of Engineering at USC - An Academic Celebration
 
To celebrate 100 years of engineering at USC, the Viterbi School’s departments organized a series of nine academic lectures.  Speakers included two university presidents, an astronaut and a host of other highly distinguished academics.  Another university president, Nobel laureate David Baltimore was the keynote speaker at this year’s Engineering Award Luncheon where USC President Steven B. Sample received the Viterbi School Centennial Medallion. Below are summaries of the lectures and links leading to complete stories on the Viterbi School’s website. 
THE FUTURE OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING: SHOP FLOORS TO FACTORIES TO SUPPLY CHAINS TO ENTERPRISES
WILLIAM ROUSE, director of the Tennenbaum Institute at the Georgia Institute of Technology, hosted by the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
 
 
"The Future of Industrial Engineering: Shop Floors to Factories to Supply Chains to Enterprises," hosted by the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. For video of the lecture, click here.
 
"Moving Up in the Rankings: Creating and Sustaining A World-Class ResearchUniversity," presented by Rouse in an evening lecture. For video of the lecture, click here.
 
FUELING THE FUTURE: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
LYNN ORR, Keleen and Carlton Beal Professor of Petroleum Engineering and director of the Global Climate and Energy Project at Stanford University
MOLECULAR MECHANICS OF BONE FRACTURE
PAUL HANSMA, professor of physics at UC Santa Barbara, both lectures hosted by the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
 
 
THE NEWTONIAN REVOLUTION: INTERACTION OF MATHEMATICS WITH HIGH TECHNOLOGY
RUDOLPH E. KALMAN, professor emeritus at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, hosted by the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
 
THE FUTURE OF MICROPROCESSOR ARCHITECTURE
JOHN HENNESSY, president of Stanford University, hosted by the Department of Computer Science
THE TURNING POINT FOR ENGINEERING: CAN WE ADAPT?
G. WAYNE CLOUGH, president of the Georgia Institute of Technology, hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
 
INFORMATION EXCHANGE AMONG NEURONS IN SENSORY CORTEX
TOBY BERGER, professor of electrical and computer engineering, University of Virginia, hosted by the Department of Electrical Engineering
 
TO THE MOON AND BEYOND
EDWIN “BUZZ” ALDRIN, astronaut, hosted by the Astronautics and Space Technology Division
 
THE PROMISE OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN 21st CENTURY MEDICINE
RODERIC I. PETTIGREW, director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, hosted by the Department of Biomedical Engineering
 
THE IMPACT OF U.S. HIGH TECHNOLOGY NATIONAL DEFENSE STRATEGY ON ENGINEERING EDUCATION
JAMES ROCHE, former Secretary of the U.S. Air force, hosted by the Systems Architecture and Engineering Program