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Events for the 5th week of July

  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Black Belt

    Sun, Jul 27, 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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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Black Belt

    Mon, Jul 28, 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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  • Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, & Engineering Talk

    Mon, Jul 28, 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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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Black Belt

    Tue, Jul 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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  • Graduate Engineering Info Session: Chennai, India

    Tue, Jul 29, 2014 @ 06:45 PM - 08:45 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Location:
    Hyatt Regency Chennai
    Abbotsbury Banquet Room
    365 Anna Salai
    Teynampet
    Chennai 600 018

    You are cordially invited to join us for an upcoming graduate engineering information session in India. These events will be hosted by Viterbi School representatives including Sudha Kumar, Director of the USC India Office, and Candace House, Executive Director for Corporate and Professional Programs.

    Students who have earned or are in the progress of earning a Bachelor's degree in engineering, math, or a hard science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to attend to learn more about applying to our graduate programs.

    Register to Attend

    Location: Hyatt Regency Chennai

    Audiences: Students with an undergraduate background in engineering, math or science

    Posted By: Laura Hartman

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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Black Belt

    Wed, Jul 30, 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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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Black Belt

    Thu, Jul 31, 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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  • NL Seminar-Computational Modeling of Bottom-up and Top-down Visual Attention

    Thu, Jul 31, 2014 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Ali Borji, USC

    Talk Title: Computational Modeling of Bottom-up and Top-Down Visual Attention

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: Over the last two decades, the inter-disciplinary fields of visual attention and saliency have attracted a lot of interest in cognitive sciences, computer vision, robotics, and machine learning. The high complexity of natural environments requires the primate visual system to combine, in a highly dynamic and adaptive manner, sensory signals that originate from the environment (bottom-up) with behavioral goals and priorities dictated by the task at hand (top-down). I will talk about my recent research in two directions: 1) Bottom-up attention: I will give a snapshot of biological findings on visual attention (e.g., how gaze direction of people in a scene influences eye movements of an external observer), theoretical background on saliency concepts, our model benchmark and saliency models, and 2) Top-down attention: I will describe our neuromorphic algorithms to predict, in a task-independent manner, which elements in a video scene might more strongly attract the gaze of a human. Multi-modal data including bottom-up saliency, "gist" or global context, physical actions and object properties (using example recorded eye movements and videos of humans engaged in various 3D video games, including flight combat, driving, first-person shooting, running a hot-dog stand that serves hungry customers) are utilized to associate particular scenes with particular locations of interest, given the task (e.g., when the task is to drive, if the scene depicts a road turning left, the system learns to look at that left turn). Finally, I will present some successful engineering and clinical applications of our models.

    Biography: Ali Borji received the BS and MS degrees in computer engineering from the Petroleum University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2001 and Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, 2004, respectively. He received the PhD degree in computational neurosciences from the Institute for Studies in Fundamental Sciences (IPM) in Tehran, 2009. He then spent a year at University of Bonn as a postdoc. He has been a postdoctoral scholar at iLab, University of Southern California, Los Angeles since March 2010.

    His research interests include computer vision, machine learning, and neurosciences with particular emphasis on visual attention, visual search, active learning, scene and object recognition, and biologically plausible vision models.

    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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  • Graduate Engineering Info Session: Hyderabad, India

    Thu, Jul 31, 2014 @ 06:45 PM - 08:45 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Location:
    Taj Deccan
    Synergy Banquet Room
    Road No. 1, Banjara Hills
    Hyderabad 500 034

    You are cordially invited to join us for an upcoming graduate engineering information session in India. These events will be hosted by Viterbi School representatives including Sudha Kumar, Director of the USC India Office, and Candace House, Executive Director for Corporate and Professional Programs.

    Students who have earned or are in the progress of earning a Bachelor's degree in engineering, math, or a hard science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to attend to learn more about applying to our graduate programs.

    Register to Attend

    Location: Taj Deccan Hyderabad

    Audiences: Students with an undergraduate background in engineering, math or science

    Posted By: Laura Hartman

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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Black Belt

    Fri, Aug 01, 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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  • Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, & Engineering Talk

    Fri, Aug 01, 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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  • AI SEMINAR-Fast large-scale optimization by unifying stochastic gradient and quasi-Newton methods

    Fri, Aug 01, 2014 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Jascha Sohl-Dickstein, Kahn Academy, Stanford University

    Talk Title: Fast large-scale optimization by unifying stochastic gradient and quasi-Newton methods

    Series: AISeminar

    Abstract: Abstract:
    I will present an algorithm for performing minibatch optimization that combines the computational efficiency of stochastic gradient descent (SGD) with the second order curvature information leveraged by quasi-Newton methods. These approaches are unified by maintaining an independent Hessian approximation for each minibatch. Each update step requires only a single minibatch evaluation (as in SGD), and each step is scaled using an approximate inverse Hessian and little to no adjustment of hyperparameters is required (as is typical for quasi-Newton methods). This algorithm is made tractable in memory and computational cost even for high dimensional optimization problems by storing and manipulating the quadratic approximations for each minibatch in a shared, time evolving, low dimensional subspace. Experimental results demonstrate improved convergence on seven diverse optimization problems. The algorithm is released as open source Python and MATLAB packages.

    Optimizer available at:
    https://github.com/Sohl-Dickstein/Sum-of-Functions-Optimizer

    Paper reference:
    Jascha Sohl-Dickstein, Ben Poole, and Surya Ganguli
    Fast large-scale optimization by unifying stochastic gradient and quasi-Newton methods
    International Conference on Machine Learning (2014)
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1311.2115



    Biography: Bio:
    Jascha Sohl-Dickstein is an Academic Resident at the Khan Academy, and a visiting scholar in applied physics in Surya Ganguli's lab at Stanford University. He earned his PhD in 2012 in the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at UC Berkeley, in Bruno Olshausen's lab. His research interests involve applying ideas from statistical physics and dynamical systems to problems in machine learning and neuroscience.

    Host: Greg Ver Steeg

    Webcast: tba

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 1135

    WebCast Link: tba

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Alma Nava / Information Sciences Institute

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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Black Belt

    Sat, Aug 02, 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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  • Graduate Engineering Info Session: Mumbai, India

    Sat, Aug 02, 2014 @ 02:45 PM - 04:45 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Location:
    Courtyard by Marriott - Mumbai International Airport
    C.T.S. No. 215, Andheri Kurla Road
    Andheri East
    Mumbai 400 059

    You are cordially invited to join us for an upcoming graduate engineering information session in India. These events will be hosted by Viterbi School representatives including Sudha Kumar, Director of the USC India Office, and Candace House, Executive Director for Corporate and Professional Programs.

    **Special guest, Professor and Computer Science Chair Gaurav Sukhatme, will join the sessions in Mumbai, Bangalore, and Pune.

    Students who have earned or are in the progress of earning a Bachelor's degree in engineering, math, or a hard science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to attend to learn more about applying to our graduate programs.

    Register to Attend

    Location: Courtyard by Marriot - Mumbai International Airport

    Audiences: Students with an undergraduate background in engineering, math or science

    Posted By: Laura Hartman

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