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Events for October 30, 2014

  • Online Information Session - Discover Viterbi: Engineering Management

    Thu, Oct 30, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Distance Education Network

    Workshops & Infosessions


    The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is a top ranked graduate engineering program by U.S. News and World Report. Join us for an online information session to learn about the exciting opportunities in Engineering Management. Professor Geza Bottlik will be joining the session to highlight important information about the program.

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    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Professional Programs

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  • Find More Jobs & Internships: Viterbi Career Gateway Workshop- For Graduate Students

    Thu, Oct 30, 2014 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Services

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join us to get tips on how to navigate this powerful job & internship search tool available ONLY to Viterbi students. Graduate students will also learn about unique tools that can aid in the job search.

    Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 123

    Audiences: All Viterbi Graduate and Post Graduate Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

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  • CS Colloquium: Chris J. C. Burges (Microsoft Research )

    Thu, Oct 30, 2014 @ 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Chris J. C. Burges , Microsoft Research

    Talk Title: From Machine Learning to Machine Comprehension? Plus, two challenge datasets, and a family relations model.

    Series: CS Colloquium

    Abstract: Will current Machine Learning approaches be sufficient to solve the problem of the machine comprehension of text? First I will explain why, despite its recent successes in attacking several basic problems in AI, I think that the answer is "probably not". Then I will describe two datasets that we recently created to spur research on this problem. Finally I will describe recent work on modeling relations between relations, as instantiated by a model of human family relations.

    Biography: After a checkered past involving first theoretical physics and then systems engineering at Bell Labs, Chris Burges saw a cool demo of a neural network reading handwritten digits: this triggered his long descent into machine learning. He has worked on handwriting and machine print recognition (he worked on a system now used to read millions of checks daily, and on Zip code and handwritten address recognition for the USPS), support vector machines, audio fingerprinting (his work is currently used in XBox and Windows Media Player to identify music), speaker verification, and information retrieval. His ranking algorithm is currently used by Bing for web search. Chris manages the Machine Learning and Intelligence group at Microsoft Research. He was program co-chair of Neural Information Processing Systems 2012 and general co-chair of NIPS 2013. His main current research interest is on modeling meaning in language.

    Host: Fei Sha

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Yahoo Information Session

    Thu, Oct 30, 2014 @ 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Services

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join Yahoo representatives as they share more information on Yahoo Mobile and Emerging Products!

    Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

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  • Ph.D. Movie Night!

    Thu, Oct 30, 2014 @ 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Doctoral Programs

    Student Activity


    On Thursday, October 30, 2014, from (5:30 - 9:00 PM), enjoy a fun and "shiny" evening with your fellow Ph.D. students in the Epstein Family Engineering Plaza with a FREE showing of "Serenity", the popular American movie sequel to Firefly. There will be FREE soft drinks and popcorn!

    There will also be a costume contest. Come dressed up in a costume as your favorite character from Firefly (i.e. "Brown coat"). And the best costume will win a prize!

    Students are advised to bring their own blankets and snacks, however absolutely no alcohol is permitted. This is only for Ph.D. students, and RSVPs will be sent via email.

    Location: Epstein Family Engineering Plaza (E-Quad)

    Audiences: Ph.D. Students Only

    Posted By: GAPP Doctoral Programs

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