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College Student From El Segundo Vanishes in Utah

Police and loved ones are seeking answers after a 23-year-old University of Utah student from El Segundo went missing a week ago. Mackenzie Lueck, was last seen on the morning of June 17 after she took a Lyft from Salt Lake City Airport to an address in North Salt Lake after visiting family in Southern California, the Salt Lake City Police Department said in a written statement. “SLCPD has been conducting a missing persons investigation and have spoken with both […]

Search for Missing 73-Year-Old Hiker Near Mt. Waterman Enters 3rd Day

Search and rescue team members plan to continue their search into Monday for a 73-year-old man who went missing after becoming separated from his group while hiking near Mt. Waterman in the Angeles National Forest on Saturday, officials said. The hiker was reported missing about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Chad Smeltzer said. Officials searched through the night and all day Sunday, but found no sign of the missing hiker, he said. A sheriff’s department helicopter, […]

Hacienda Heights Man Killed, Another Driver Suspected of DUI Following 10 Freeway Crash in Pomona

A 30-year-old Hacienda Heights man died and a Victorville man is accused of drunken driving following a three-car collision on the 10 Freeway in Pomona early Sunday, authorities said. Justin Julien Silva died at the scene of the 4:25 a.m. crash on the eastbound lanes of the freeway near Dudley Street, Officer J. Pena of the California Highway Patrols’ Baldwin Park-area office said in a written statement. Miguel Angel Rubalcava, 31, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, the officer […]

Man Killed in Koreatown Shooting

A shooting in Koreatown on Sunday afternoon left a man dead, authorities said. The shooting took place about 5:40 pm. at 8th and Irolo streets, according to Lt. John Radtke of the the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau Homicide Division. Officers from the LAPD’s Olympic Station responded to reports of shooting victim, he said. They encountered a crowd of people gathered around a 27-year-old man, who had been shot in the torso. “The victim was transported to a local […]

Sanders, Progressives Unveil Bill to Cancel Student Debt

Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives are unveiling legislation cancelling all student debt, going further than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the two jockey for support from the party’s liberal base. By canceling all student loans, Sanders says the proposal addresses an economic burden for 45 million Americans. The key difference is that Warren’s plan considers the income of the borrowers, canceling $50,000 in debt for those earning less than […]

Man’s Body Found in Angeles National Forest

A man’s body was discovered Sunday afternoon along a mountain road deep in the Angeles National Forest, authorities said. The body was first reported to sheriff’s officials about 4 p.m. by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife after it was spotted down an embankment in the area of Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road and Colby Ranch Road, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Mark Lopez said. It was not immediately clear who first found the remains. There was no […]

Lyft Driver Organizes Clean-Up to Help La Puente Family After House Fire

A Lyft driver who learned of a La Puente’s families struggle to clean up their home Sunday after a recent house fire while giving one of the family members a ride earlier this week. Danny Thomas learned about the fire while giving Felicia Ivy a ride to a store on Wednesday to buy cleaning supplies. He said she explained the clean-up effort was difficult, as the home is occupied by all disabled residents and a single mother. The home had […]

Pence: ‘Of Course’ Migrant Children Should Have Toothbrushes, Blankets and Medicine

Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday acknowledged that “of course” toothbrushes, blankets and medicine are necessary basics for children — despite the Trump administration’s legal argument earlier this week that detained migrant children didn’t need those items in order to be held in “safe and sanitary conditions.” Pence responded to footage of a Department of Justice attorney arguing that “there’s fair reason to find that those things may be part of safe and sanitary,” before a judge states, “Not may […]

BET Awards in Downtown L.A. Kicks Off With Performance by Cardi B

Cardi B, the most nominated act at the 2019 BET Awards, kicked off the show with an explosive performance of her new single “Press.” Cardi B’s husband, Offset of the rap group Migos, started the performance Sunday, which included Cardi B rapping on top of Offset while he sat on chair. Actress Regina Hall, who is hosting the show airing live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, appeared in a sketch imitating Beyoncé during the behind-the-scenes moments of her […]

Woman Struck by Cody Bellinger’s Foul Ball at Dodger Stadium

A woman at Dodger Stadium has been taken to a hospital for precautionary tests after being struck in the head by a foul ball from Los Angeles star Cody Bellinger during the first inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies. The young woman was sitting four rows from the field down the first base line Sunday, just beyond protective netting that extends to the end of the visiting dugout. She was hit by a sharp line drive by Bellinger, […]

Possible Measles Exposure Reported at Geffen Playhouse in Westwood, Restaurant in Brentwood

Two people with measles who visited a Brentwood restaurant and a Westwood theater earlier this month may have exposed others to the contagious disease, Los Angeles County health officials warned this weekend. Both patients traveled abroad and became sick shortly after returning to Los Angeles, public health officials said. Although both patients were likely exposed to the disease in countries where the disease is more prevalent, the two cases are not linked, they said. Ten residents of Los Angeles County […]

51-Year-Old Man Arrested After Allegedly ‘Peeping’ Into Ventura Home

A man suspected of peeping into a Ventura home early Sunday morning has been arrested, according to police. Carl Valadez was wearing a beanie when he was found in the backyard of a house in the 9900 block of Scottsdale Street, according to police. Officers responded to a 911 made by someone inside the home at 2:49 a.m. Valadez, 51, was spotted after the victim was awakened by a motion-activated floor lamp and saw him looking inside through a sliding […]

Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Happy FIRST SUNDAY OF THE SUMMER OF 2019! There is A LOT HAPPENING TODAY! So, please scroll down! This list is LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG! :-) Enjoy! -0-0-0- Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” Something for the Summer 5th Annual Angel City Games Presented by the Hartford for People with Physical Disabilities Drake Stadium at UCLA 340 Bruin Walk Los Angeles The 5thannual Angel City Games presented by The Hartford, the leading adaptive sports festival in the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, returns […]

Air Quality Officials Reject Ban on Toxic Acid Used in South Bay Refineries

Air quality officials on Saturday moved to close the door on a ban of a dangerous acid used at two South Bay oil refineries that community groups have sought since a 2015 explosion raised concerns about the potential for a catastrophic release. The South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Republican-controlled refinery committee voted 3-2 to support an industry-backed alternative. The plan directs agency staff to develop agreements with refineries in Torrance and Wilmington that would allow them to keep using […]

11 People Shot, 1 Fatally, in South Bend, Indiana Bar Hours Before Mayor Buttigieg Holds Town Hall With Police Chief

Eleven people were shot, one fatally, at a South Bend bar early Sunday, just hours before mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg got ready to address issues in his Indiana city. Brandon D. Williams, 27, was pronounced dead at a hospital after the melee at Kelly’s Pub, the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit said in a news release. The suspect remains at large, said Jessica McBrier, spokeswoman for the St. Joseph County prosecutor’s office. Five people are in a hospital […]

Bodies of 7 Missing Climbers, Including 2 Americans, Found in Indian Himalayas

The bodies of seven climbers who went missing in the Indian Himalayas late last month were recovered by rescue teams on Sunday, according to a tweet from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police. Eight climbers — four Britons, two Americans, an Australian and their Indian liaison officer — went missing near Nanda Devi East, one of the highest peaks in India, on May 26. It’s believed they were struck by an avalanche. The search for the eighth climber will resume Monday, the ITBP said. According to Facebook posts […]

After Tourist Deaths, Hard Rock Hotel in Dominican Republic to Remove Liquor Dispensers From Minibars

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is removing liquor dispensers from guest room minibars at its resort in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic, the general manager of the resort told CNN. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino decided last week to remove the liquor dispensers and hopes to “provide more tranquility for guests,” GM Erica Lopez said. The decision to remove the dispensers was made independently and not as a result of the two deaths that happened at the Hard Rock Hotel […]

29-Year-Old Among 11 Killed in Hawaii Plane Crash Was Skydiving Instructor, Lover of Adventure

Casey Williamson’s love of adventure led him to winter snowboarding in Vail, Colorado, and summer skydiving in Moab, Utah. A year-and-a-half ago, he found his way to Hawaii, where he could skydive year-round. On Friday, the 29-year-old was among 11 killed when their skydiving plane crashed and burned at a coastal airfield on the island of Oahu. It was the worst civilian aviation accident in the U.S. since 2011. Williamson was his mother Carla Ajaga’s only child, his cousin Natacha […]

Floating Device for Catching Ocean Waste Relaunches Off Coast of San Francisco

A floating device designed to catch plastic waste has been redeployed in second attempt to clean up a huge island of trash swirling in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii. Boyan Slat, creator of The Ocean Cleanup project, announced on Twitter that a 2,000-foot (600-meter) long floating boom that broke apart late last year was sent back to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch this week after four months of repair. A ship towed the U-shaped barrier from San Francisco […]

Baby Shot in Head, Left in Critical Condition in Fresno After Mother Resists Suspect’s Advances: Police

A 10-month-old girl is in critical condition after she was shot in the head early Sunday morning, police said. The baby, Fayth Percy, underwent surgery to remove bullet fragments from her head, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said at a news conference Sunday. She is in critical but stable condition. The suspect, Marco Antonio Echartea, was arrested on suspicion of three counts of attempted murder, The Fresno Bee reported. He was also wanted for a shooting in May. It was not immediately […]

Director MOSIS Engineering Services

USC - Marina del Rey, CA

Posted 2 months ago

Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering, is a world leader in the research and development of advanced information processing, computing, and communications technologies. ISI operates one of the world’s largest academic high-performance computing clusters. ISI has three research campuses: one in Marina Del Rey, CA; one in Arlington, VA; and one in Waltham, MA.

*This position is located in Marina del Rey, CA.*

Information Sciences Institute (ISI) seeks a Director, MOSIS Engineering Services.


Provides vision and leadership to ensure that The MOSIS Service creates and implements a dynamic and value-added operations for microelectronic chip development, design manufacturability, and fabrication sourcing and execution for clients worldwide. This includes strategic planning and implementation for all technical processes, and development of the requisite IT environment, software tools and automated processes for optimal performance and delivery. Incumbent directs engineering team working to provide competitive quality, cycle times, and process from chip design submission through final chip delivery to sponsors. Proactively directs business, understands, evaluates, and adapts to continuous changes in the entire microelectronics ecosystem. This includes overseeing foundry technology offerings as well as the commercial EDA development and integration tools, workflows, and process design kits (PDKs) for mixed signal, digital and analog devices. Responsible for architecting, designing, configuring, deployment and supporting a state-of-the-art IT ecosystem involving cloud-based and/or hybrid cloud-based solutions. Ensures the proficient procurements of critical suppliers and establishment of strategic relationships to establish and maintain competitive arrangements, including extending and supporting access to new foundries.

Responsible for hiring, leading and developing the MOSIS team of VLSI and Senior VLSI Design Engineers and ensuring their skills and expertise are continually adapted to support the newest chip technologies. Responsible for hiring and leading the MOSIS team of run-closers, managing the foundry waiver processes and providing support to the customer design engineers. Develops and builds strong ties to the critical suppliers such as foundries, packaging companies, EDA tool providers and major customers. Represents The MOSIS Service and provides technical expertise in all aspects of the chip design, design validation, and fabrication processes with stakeholders. Reports to the Executive Director of The MOSIS Service.


  • Oversees strategic planning processes and policy development of the technical services offered by The MOSIS Service. Creates strategic plans and develops processes to ensure appropriate monitoring and follow-up. Implements new strategic plans, directions and performance metrics. Plans new IT initiatives to gain efficiencies and improve communications. Communicates planning, assumptions and guidelines. Gathers multiple inputs and integrates diverse requirements and objectives for The MOSIS Service. Sets goals, establishes priorities, allocates resources, develops concepts and approaches, reviews projects progress and results.
  • Serves as a key architect for organizational changes required to achieve goals. Continuously evaluates MOSIS organizational mission, approaches and structures in light of the continual changes in the microelectronics ecosystem. Develops strategies and plans to position and maintain MOSIS as a world-class MPW Service organization in light of continuously changing needs and technology trends.
  • Develops and maintains an in-depth knowledge of MOSIS mission, strategic directions and chip design computing and cyber-infrastructure activities and requirements. Interacts with customer chip designs, foundry technology experts, EDA tool experts to develop optimal design evaluation processes. Participates in, and as appropriate, may lead technical discussions to external ISI Research Sponsors.
  • Directly or indirectly manages all MOSIS technical staff. Determines staffing needs based on goals and objectives of unit. Oversees staff hiring, education, training, supervision, and deployment to develop and maintain a quality organization of technically sophisticated and service-oriented staff. Determines and/or recommends group hiring and salary administration including raises, promotion and reclassifications. Approves/disapproves all work guidance actions within the technical group. Approves professional development activities.
  • Develops and builds on strong ties to peers and colleagues in the ISI, USC, and broader microelectronic communities. Liaises with other University engineering faculty to advance ISI and MOSIS objectives. Engages with microelectronic ecosystem communities at the national and international level, as a vehicle to represent The MOSIS Service in the communities and to identify innovative chip development and fabrication concepts of value to MOSIS.
  • Oversees and prioritizes key Engineering group initiatives, including concrete definition, staff responsibilities, progress measures, timelines, resource allocations, and communications with stakeholders.
  • Manages MOSIS Engineering group budget, including capital and operating expenses. Develops capital spending plans. Balances near-term and long-term requirements, goals, and objectives to provide sustainable, continually updated and modernized services.
  • Establishes project management methods and policies to ensure adequate monitoring and completion of IT group projects on-schedule and within budget.
  • Manages MOSIS vendor relationships and contract negotiation.
  • As needed, assists in day-to-day production issues and acts as escalation point to resolve urgent and/or complex user issues.
  • Maintains currency with, understands, and ensures compliance with applicable university policies and procedures, and with applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Develops and implements security related procedures such as office opening and closing routines, recognition of duress signals and key controls. Coordinates security activities with university Public Safety Department. Promotes and maintains standards for security conscious awareness and behavior. Maintains knowledge of university’s crime prevention and suppression programs and services. Ensures dissemination of security related information to staff.

Applicants selected for this position will require access to ITAR materials. According to U.S. government regulations, ONLY U.S. citizens OR lawful permanent residents (green card) are eligible for ITAR access.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree
Minimum Experience: 6 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Strong policy, management, and technical background in a relevant area. Understanding of current microelectronic design and fabrication architecture and technologies, including mixed signal, digital and analog devices. Knowledgeable of server virtualization, cloud and hybrid infrastructures, robust commercial performance metric and disaster resistant infrastructure, high performance and data intensive computer infrastructure. Directly related management experience in microelectronic development environment. Demonstrated leadership in planning and organizing. Thorough knowledge of management principles, technical and architectural directions, policy development, and outreach and partnership in a complex organization. Exceptional interpersonal skills. Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
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