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STEM Bytes Seminar
March 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us at the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) program’s STEM Bytes Seminar to hear research done at USC by current PhD students and postdocs.
Vanessa Rubien, PhD Student in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Talk: High-Speed Aerodynamics: Numerical simulation of shock waves, turbulent boundary layers and flexible structures with thermal coupling
Vanessa Rubien is a second year PhD student in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, with an emphasis in Fluid Dynamics and a minor in Elasticity and Solid Mechanics, advised by Dr. Ivan Bermejo-Moreno. She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2020. Her current research is focused on the use of high-fidelity numerical simulation to model and analyze phenomena occurring in high-speed turbulent fluid flows. In the future, Vanessa hopes to apply knowledge gained in high-speed aerodynamics research to cutting-edge programs that work with emerging hypersonic technology.
Irmak Balcik, PhD Student in Mathematics
Talk: Points On Elliptic Curves and Their Applications In Cryptography
Irmak Balcik is currently a 6th year PhD candidate in Mathematics at USC. Her research interests focus on torsion points lying on elliptic curves defined over number fields. With a thorough understanding of the structures of torsion points, Irmak’s goal is to work on its applications in elliptic curve cryptography. She is currently looking forward to pursuing a postdoc experience in this direction.