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Events for August 29, 2014

  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Black Belt

    Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Distance Education Network

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: TBD,

    Abstract: Event Dates:
    Week 1: July 7 - 11, 2014 from 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Week 2: August 11 - 15, 2014 from 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Week 3: September 8 - 12, 2014 from 9:00am - 5:00pm

    This course teaches you the advanced problem-solving skills you will need in order to measure a process, analyze the results, develop process improvements and quantify the resulting savings. Project assignments between sessions require you to apply what you’ve learned. This course is presented in three five-day sessions over a three-month period.

    Learn the advanced problem-solving skills you need to implement the principles, practices and techniques of Six Sigma to maximize performance and cost reductions in your organization. During this three-week practitioner course, you will learn how to measure a process, analyze the results, develop process improvements and quantify the resulting savings. You will be required to complete a project demonstrating mastery of appropriate analytical methods and pass an examination to earn USC and IIE's Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate. This practitioner course for Six Sigma implementation provides extensive coverage of the Six Sigma process as well as intensive exposure to the key analytical tools associated with Six Sigma, including project management, team skills, cost analysis, FMEA, basic statistics, inferential statistics, sampling, goodness of fit testing, regression and correlation analysis, reliability, design of experiments, statistical process control, measurement systems analysis and simulation. Computer applications are emphasized.

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    Host: Professional Programs

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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    Posted By: Viterbi Professional Programs

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  • Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, & Engineering Talk

    Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process; a student led walking tour of campus and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process and financial aid. Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. Please visit https://esdweb.esd.usc.edu/unresrsvp/MeetUSC.aspx to check availability and make an appointment. Be sure to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

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  • NL Seminar- Toward Semantic Parsing [Intern final talk]

    Fri, Aug 29, 2014 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Allen Schmaltz and Julian Schamper, Harvard University and RWTH Aachen University.

    Talk Title: Toward Semantic Parsing [Intern final talk]

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: Semantic parsing has potential applications in a number of areas, including machine translation and machine reading, among many others. In this talk we will present our initial work on the parsing task for the semantic representation language known as Abstract Meaning Representation (AMR). The task is to take an English sentence and transform it into its semantic representation.

    We will present a series of approaches and associated results, providing guidelines for future work in this area. We will show approaches using heuristics, tree transducers, and probabilistic context free grammars. We will also present approaches for AMR rule extraction for the applicable formalisms. In doing so, we will also highlight challenges relative to syntactic parsing.

    Additionally, we will provide a map for the future directions in AMR parsing that we plan to pursue in the fall.

    Biography: Allen Schmaltz is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University (2013-present; S.M. 2014), working with Stuart Shieber. He is interested in formal, statistical, and human-augmented machine learning approaches for computational linguistics. Before starting his Ph.D. in Computer Science, he completed the better part of an additional Ph.D. in the (quantitative) social sciences at Harvard University (2010-2013), received a M.A. from Stanford University (2010), and received a B.A. from Northwestern University (2006). Earlier in his academic career he also studied at Cornell University and in Yokohama, Japan, among other places.

    Julian Schamper studies computer science at RWTH Aachen University. He did his bachelor thesis in the field of deciphering foreign language and works as a student research assistant at Prof. Hermann Ney's Human Language Technology and Pattern Recognition Group.



    Host: Aliya Deri and Kevin Knight

    More Info: http://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 11th Flr Conf Rm # 1135, Marina Del Rey

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Peter Zamar

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