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Events for the 5th week of October

  • Repeating EventMeet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, & Engineering Talk

    Mon, Oct 27, 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 http://www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/firstyear/prospective/meetusc_sw.html 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) - USC Admission Office

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • MFD - Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Graduate Seminar

    Mon, Oct 27, 2014 @ 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Hadi Hajibeygi, Petroleum Engineering, Delft University of Technology

    Talk Title: Next-Generation Multiscale-Based Reservoir Simulation: Recent Advances and Future Challenges

    Abstract: The Multiscale Finite Volume (MSFV) Method has been developed for
    efficient simulation of highly heterogeneous reservoirs with nonlinear
    physics, allowing for more reliable management strategies. In this
    presentation, I will discuss why a multiscale, and particularly the MSFV,
    method is necessary for large-scale reservoir simulations. Then, the
    mathematical framework and the systematic error reduction strategies for
    time-dependent problems are presented. Numerical results for
    challenging problems, ranging from compressible and compositional
    flows to heterogeneous problems with fractures and wells, are presented.
    In particular, the first multiscale fully implicit (fully coupled) simulation
    of 3D compositional problems with gravity and capillarity effects are
    presented. Finally, to-date and future challenges in this research field will
    be discussed.

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 132

    Audiences: Graduate

    Posted By: Ryan Choi

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  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

    Mon, Oct 27, 2014 @ 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Peter Kuhn, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of Bridge Institute, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC

    Talk Title: TBA

    Host: Norberto Grzywacz

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 122

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Mischalgrace Diasanta

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  • EA's MEGA Industry Week Info Session

    Mon, Oct 27, 2014 @ 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Services

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Don't miss out on this great experience with EA!

    Location: SCI 206

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

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  • PepsiCo/Pepsi Beverages Company Information Session

    Mon, Oct 27, 2014 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Services

    Workshops & Infosessions


    PepsiCo will be hosting an information session for students interested in learning about the available positions within our Pepsi Americas Beverages division. This is a great way to learn more about the company and our career opportunities. This is also a fantastic opportunity to meet the recruiters. Refreshments will be served.

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

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  • WIE Lunch & Learn: Senior Student Panel

    Tue, Oct 28, 2014 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join us for a panel discussion with senior Viterbi female students who will share their advice to make the most of your time at USC. To RSVP, please visit http://bit.ly/wie1028

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 115

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Viterbi Women In Engineering

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  • CS Colloquium: Bilge Mutlu (University of Wisconsin-Madison) - Human-Centered Methods and Principles for Designing Robotic Products

    Tue, Oct 28, 2014 @ 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Bilge Mutlu , University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Talk Title: Human-Centered Methods and Principles for Designing Robotic Products

    Series: CS Colloquium

    Abstract: Robotic products constitute an emerging family of technologies that holds tremendous promise for everyday use. This promise also presents challenges for designers: the interactions they afford can be far more complex than those with conventional products, and designing for these interactions introduces many new questions. For instance, how can we design a product that follows human social norms? What is the design space for such a product? How can we empower designers to tackle such design problems? In this talk, I will present my group's work on building human-centered tools, methods, and knowledge to enable the design of robotic products. In particular, I will describe the development of novel tools and methods that support complex design tasks across the key stages of the design process, including analysis, synthesis, and evaluation, and an exploration into the design space for robotic products across different platforms, including social, assistive, and telepresence robots.


    Biography: Bilge Mutlu is an assistant professor of computer science, psychology, and industrial engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Ph.D. degree from Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute in 2009. His background combines training in interaction design, human-computer interaction, and robotics with industry experience in product design and development. Dr. Mutlu is a former Fulbright Scholar and the recipient of the NSF CAREER award and several paper awards and nominations, including HRI 2008, HRI 2009, HRI 2011, UbiComp 2013, IVA 2013, RSS 2013, and HRI 2014. His research has been covered by national and international press including the NewScientist, MIT Technology Review, Discovery News, Science Nation, and Voice of America. He has served in the Steering Committee of the HRI Conference and the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, co-chairing the Program Committees for HRI 2015 and ICSR 2011 and the Program Sub-committees on Design for CHI 2013 and CHI 2014.


    Host: Maja Mataric

    More Information: Mutlu-Photo.jpg

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Epstein Institute / ISE 651 Seminar Series

    Tue, Oct 28, 2014 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Markos V. Koutras, Dean, School of Finance and Statistics, University of Piraeus, Greece

    Talk Title: "Probability Models for Relıabılıty Systems: Exact and Asymptotic Results"

    Series: Epstein Institute Seminar Series

    Abstract: When studying a reliability structures , the interest may focus on two different types of results: explicit compact or recurrence formulae for the evaluation of the exact system reliability and approximations and/or limit formulae for assessing the reliability of large systems.

    In the present talk we are going to present several results for both cases. The exact results that will be discussed involve traditional combinatorial analysis techniques, generating functions techniques as well as Markov chain imbedding techniques.

    The approximations and bounds involve results based on Chen-Stein and related techniques, Poisson and compound Poisson approximations, Perron-Frobenius theory and large deviations theory.

    Most of the results can be easily obtained by adapting to the reliability framework several probability models that have been developed for other scientific areas such as Quality Control (control charts), Actuarial Science (portfolio management), Engineering (start-up demonstration tests), Molecular Biology (DNA sequencing) etc. Therefore, the connection between reliability models and associated models of these areas will also be illustrated.

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
    GRACE FORD SALVATORI HALL (GFS) ROOM 101
    3:30 - 4:50 PM

    Biography: Markos V. Koutras

    Education
    1979 Diploma: University of Athens, Department of Mathematics.
    1981 MSc: University of Athens, Department of Mathematics, Information Science and Operations Research.
    1983 PhD: University of Athens, Department of Mathematics, «Contribution to the Theory of Spherical Distributions and Associated Discrimination Problems».

    Research Interests
    Theory of Runs and Scans, Multivariate Analysis, Combinatorial Distributions, Reliability Theory, Statistical Quality Control.

    Current Position
    Professor of Statistics and Applied Probability
    Department of Statistics and Insurance Science,
    University of Piraeus
    Greece

    Dean, School of Finance and Statistics
    University of Piraeus
    Greece

    Teaching
    Undergraduate courses
    Combinatorics, Introductory Statistics, Applied Data Analysis, Introductory Probability Theory, Advanced Probability Theory, Combinatorics, Regression Analysis, Hypothesis testing.

    Postgraduate courses
    Regression Analysis and Analysis of Variance, Applied Multivariate Analysis, Research Methodology, Reliability Theory and Life Testing, Statistical Methods, Experimental Design.


    Additional Information
    • Publications in referred Journals and special volumes (by invitation): 80
    • Number of Citations: >900
    • PhD Thesis supervision: 5
    • MSc Thesis supervision: >70
    • Referee for >30 different Journals:
    • Associate Editor in 6 International Journals
    • Scientist in Charge in more than 10 Research Projects
    • Referee for 5 NSF/NSERC Projects
    • Textbooks and special volumes Editor: 10 in Greek, 5 in English (3 under preparation)



    Host: Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    More Information: Seminar-Koutras.docx

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Georgia Lum

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  • In & Out: 30 Minutes to Identify Internships & Jobs Still Available!

    Tue, Oct 28, 2014 @ 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Services

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Looking for a job after graduation or an internship this summer? Join VCS for 30 minutes to learn about resources you can use to identify and apply for employment opportunities.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 211

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

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  • Tech Talk with Daniel Chuang

    Tue, Oct 28, 2014 @ 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Services

    Workshops & Infosessions


    You don't want to miss this great EA event with Daniel Chuang!

    Location: EGG Company II (EGG) - GamePipe Lab

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

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  • #ViterbiAbroad 2015: SUMMER IN LONDON Info Session

    Tue, Oct 28, 2014 @ 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are thinking about applying to this year's Viterbi Summer Abroad program in London, then you should mark your calendars for this information session.

    Join us to learn about the details of this summer's program, the classes that will be available, the benefits of participating in the summer program, the culture and background of London, as well as more on the application and interview process.

    Seating in RTH 211 is first come, first served.

    More info on our program is available at http://viterbi.usc.edu/overseas

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 211

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Paul Ledesma

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  • ASBME GM #4: Research Panel

    Tue, Oct 28, 2014 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Are you interested in getting involved in research but not sure where to start? Join ASBME for a research panel made up of current undergraduate students who are involved in research, as well as guest speaker Jen Rohrs, a BME PhD who spent her undergraduate years heavily involved in research. The panelists will talk about their experiences searching for, applying for, and participating in research. In addition to the Q&A session, the panelists will offer advice for those who want to get involved in research. Subway will be provided for dinner.

    Location: ZHS 252

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering

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  • Repeating EventMeet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, & Engineering Talk

    Wed, Oct 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 http://www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/firstyear/prospective/meetusc_sw.html 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) - USC Admission Office

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Day-After-HotNets Mini-Workshop at USC Computer Science

    Wed, Oct 29, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Multiple, See Event Details

    Talk Title: Day-After-HotNets Mini-Workshop at USC Computer Science

    Series: CS Colloquium

    Abstract: We hope we will see you at HotNets at the University of Southern California on October 27-28! The HotNets General Chairs (John Heidemann and Ethan Katz-Bassett) and the USC Networked Systems Lab (Ramesh Govindan, Minlan Yu, Wyatt Lloyd, and Ethan Katz-Bassett) would like to invite you to stick around for part of the following day October 29 to see various talks on related work and attend other talks as part of a mini-workshop, in our group's newly renovated lab on the USC campus a short walk from the HotNets venue.

    Biography: David Oran: 10:00-10:25
    Brighten Godfrey: 10:25-10:50
    Fahad Dogar: 10:50-11:15
    “Improving Response Times of Data Center Applications”
    Luigi Rizzo: 11:15-11:40
    lunch: 11:40-12:40
    Nina Taft: 12:40 - 1:05
    “A New Frontier for Privacy: Data Mining on Encrypted Data”
    Te-Yuan (TY) Huang: 1:05-1:30
    “A Buffer-Based Approach to Rate Adaptation: Evidence from a Large Video Streaming Service”

    Host: Ethan Katz-Bassett, Minlan Yu

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Computer Science Tenured Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Oct 29, 2014 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Invited faculty only. Event details will be emailed directly to invited attendees.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 526

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Big Data and Human Behavior Speaker Series: Matthias Mehl (Associate Professor) University of Arizona

    Wed, Oct 29, 2014 @ 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Abstract: How much time do we spend talking? Or laughing? Or arguing with others? How often do we show gratitude or express empathy? These seemingly trivial questions are important because they illustrate how little is known about our everyday social interactions. Over the last fifteen years, I have (co-)developed and validated the Electronically Activated Recorder or EAR, an ecological momentary assessment tool that can track people's naturally occurring (acoustic) social lives. Technically, the EAR is a digital audio recorder that intermittently records snippets of ambient sounds while participants go about their normal lives. Conceptually, it is a naturalistic observation sampling method that produces an acoustic log of a person's day as it unfolds. With the EAR, we can begin to study how subtle yet objective (in the sense of observable) aspects of people's daily social interactions are related to important psychological processes such as personality, well-being, and health. In this talk I will give an overview of the EAR method and the research we have done with it, highlight recent findings about virtuous behavior in everyday life, and discuss the method in the broader context of mobile sensing research.

    Bio: Matthias Mehl received his Ph.D. in social/personality psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004. After that, he joined the faculty of the University of Arizona’s Psychology Department where he is now a tenured Associate Professor. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, an Associate Investigator at the Arizona Cancer Center, and an Affiliate Faculty at the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute. Over the last decade, Dr. Mehl has developed and validated the Electronically Activated Recorder (or EAR) as a novel methodology for the unobtrusive naturalistic observation of daily life. He has repeatedly written about and given workshops on novel real-world assessment methods and, recently, co-edited the Handbook of Research Methods for Studying Daily Life (2012; Guilford Press). His research has been published in various high-impact journals including Science, Psychological Science, Annual Review of Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Health Psychology, and Psychosomatic Medicine, and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NCI, NICHD, NCCAM), the American Cancer Society, and the John Templeton Foundation. Dr. Mehl is the current Vice President of the Society for Ambulatory Assessment. In 2011, the Association for Psychological Science identified him as a ‘Rising Star’.

    Location: Cammilleri Hall, BCI

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Communications, Networks & Systems (CommNetS) Seminar Series

    Wed, Oct 29, 2014 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Lijun Chen, University of Colorado at Boulder

    Talk Title: The Weighted Sum Rate Maximization in MIMO Interference Networks: Minimax Lagrangian Duality and Algorithm

    Series: CommNetS

    Abstract: We take a new approach to the weighted sum-rate maximization in multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) interference networks, by formulating an equivalent max-min problem. This reformulation has significant implications: the Lagrangian duality of the equivalent max-min problem provides an elegant way to establish the sum-rate duality between an interference network and its reciprocal, and more importantly, suggests a novel iterative minimax algorithm with monotonic convergence for the weighted sum-rate maximization. The design and the convergence proof of the algorithm use only general convex analysis. They apply and extend to other max-min problems with similar structure, and thus provide a general class of algorithms for such optimization problems. This paper presents a promising step and lends hope for establishing a general method based on the minimax Lagrangian duality for developing efficient resource allocation and interference management algorithms for general MIMO interference networks.

    Biography: Lijun Chen is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Telecommunications at University of Colorado at Boulder. He received a Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology in 2007, and was a Research Scientist in Computing + Mathematical Science at the same institute before joining Colorado. He was a co-recipient of the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems in 2007. His current research interests are in communication networks, power networks, parsimonious recovery and low-rank solutions, and optimization, game theory and their engineering application.

    Host: Prof. Ashutosh Nayyar

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 248

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Annie Yu

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  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series

    Wed, Oct 29, 2014 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Joe Klewicki, Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH & University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia

    Talk Title: Self-Similarity in the Inertial Region of Wall Turbulence

    Series: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series

    Abstract: The inverse of the von Karman constant, K, is the leading coefficient in the equation describing the logarithmic mean velocity profile in wall bounded turbulent flows. Previous research demonstrates that the asymptomatic value of K derives from an emerging condition of dynamic self-similar hierarchy of scaling layers. First-principles based analyses are used to reveal a number of properties associated with the asymptomatic value of K. The development leads toward, but terminates short of, analytically determining a value for K. Consistent with the differential transformations underlying the invariant form admitted by the governing mean equation, it is further demonstrated that the value of K arises from two geometric features associated with the inertial turbulent motions responsible for momentum transport. One nominally pertains to the shape of the relevant motions as quantified by their area coverage in any given wall-parallel plane, and the other pertains to the changing size of these motions in the wall-nominal direction. Data from direct numerical simulations and higher Reynolds number experiments convincingly support the self-similar geometric structure indicated by the analysis.

    Biography: Joseph Klewicki holds joint appointments in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne, Australia and the University of New Hampshire. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and a Distinguished Alumnus of the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his BS (1983), MS (1985) and PhD (1989) degrees from MSU, Georgia Tech and MSU respectively. His areas of specialization include experimental methods in fluid mechanics, turbulent and unsteady flows, vorticity dynamics, boundary layers, atmosphere surface layer phenomena.

    Host: Professor Paul Ronney

    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 150

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Valerie Childress

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  • CS Colloquium: Brian Scassellati (Yale University) - Building Models of Self and Task

    Wed, Oct 29, 2014 @ 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Brian Scassellati, Yale University

    Talk Title: Building Models of Self and Task

    Series: CS Colloquium

    Abstract: This talk is an amalgamation of two topics that came out of research on building socially collaborative systems that focus on building richer representations of both robots and the tasks that they engage in. First, I will discuss methods for building self-trained models of a robot's own kinematic structure and sensory systems. Second, I will describe on-going efforts to automatically learn hierarchical representations of task structure from observations. These two topics, taken together, present a novel viewpoint of how we can restructure the way in which we view the division between built-in representations and learned methods.

    Biography: Brian Scassellati is a Professor of Computer Science, Cognitive Science, and Mechanical Engineering at Yale University and Director of the NSF Expedition on Socially Assistive Robotics. His research focuses on building embodied computational models of human social behavior, especially the developmental progression of early social skills. Using computational modeling and socially interactive robots, his research evaluates models of how infants acquire social skills and assists in the diagnosis and quantification of disorders of social development (such as autism).

    Host: Maja Mataric

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Astani Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Wed, Oct 29, 2014 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Isaam Najm, Water Quality & Treatment Solutions, Inc

    Talk Title: Challenges to the Implementation of Biological Groundwater Treatment

    Abstract:



    Host: Dr. Amy Childress

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - 106

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Evangeline Reyes

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  • In & Out: 30 Minutes to Identify Internships & Jobs Still Available!

    Wed, Oct 29, 2014 @ 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Services

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Looking for a job after graduation or an internship this summer? Join VCS for 30 minutes to learn about resources you can use to identify and apply for employment opportunities.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 211

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

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  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory Information Session

    Wed, Oct 29, 2014 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Services

    Workshops & Infosessions


    JPL representatives to present company overview, followed by a panel of Q&A.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

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  • 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.

    Register Now

    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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  • Society of Women Engineers: Halloween Fun Fair

    Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    University Calendar


    Celebrate the spooky holiday by volunteering with SWE to work at the Halloween Fun Fair!
    Check out our Facebook page SWE-USC for more details!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Society of Women Engineers Society of Women Engineers

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

    Fri, Oct 31, 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 http://www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/firstyear/prospective/meetusc_sw.html 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) - USC Admission Office

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • W.V.T. Rusch Engineering Honors Colloquium

    Fri, Oct 31, 2014 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: David Crisalli, President, Polaris, Inc.

    Talk Title: Development and Testing of Propulsion Equipment

    Host: W.V.T. Rusch Engineering Honors Program

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Jeffrey Teng

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  • BME Special Seminar: Developing interdisciplinary approaches using biomedical ultrasound

    Fri, Oct 31, 2014 @ 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Cheri X. Deng, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Talk Title: Developing interdisciplinary approaches using biomedical ultrasound

    Biography: http://www.bme.umich.edu/people/index.php?un=cxdeng
    Host: Kirk Shung, Ph.D., Dean's Professor in Biomedical Engineering

    Location: Corwin D. Denney Research Center (DRB) - 146

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Mischalgrace Diasanta

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  • NL Seminar-Generating Psycholinguistic Norms

    Fri, Oct 31, 2014 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

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    Speaker: Nikolaos Malandrakis , (USC/SAIL)

    Talk Title: Generating Psycholiguistic Norms

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: numerical representations of word and term content are very popular in NLP applications of behavioral analysis, like sentiment analysis, where the low dimensional representation allows for the use of complicated machine learning techniques, despite the lack of annotated in-domain data. In this presentation we will discuss our experiments on automatically expanding manually annotated lexica of linguistic norms, starting from word emotion norms and generalizing to include higher order terms, norms beyond emotion (like concreteness and age of acquisition) as well as languages other than English. We will present our attempts at domain adaptation of these norms, as well as the composition of norms for larger lexical units via their constituents by utilizing distributional semantic representations. As examples of actual applications we will present a highly ranked system of sentiment analysis submitted to SemEval 2014 and a multi-modal depression diagnosis system for German submitted to AVEC 2014.


    Biography: Nikolaos Malandrakis is a third year PhD student at the USC Computer Science Department and a research assistant at the Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory (SAIL). He is originally from Chania, Greece, where he completed a BSc and MSc in Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Crete.

    Host: Aliya Deri and Kevin Knight

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

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 6th Flr Conf Rm # 689, Marina Del Rey

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Peter Zamar

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  • USC Engineering in Hangzhou, China - Information Session

    Sat, Nov 01, 2014 @ 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    You are cordially invited to join us for an upcoming graduate engineering information session in Hangzhou, China. This event will be hosted by Viterbi School representatives Ray Xu, Director of the USC China office for the Viterbi School of Engineering.

    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.

    Attendees will also have the chance to ask questions and receive official brochures and handout information from USC.

    Location:
    Wyndham Grand Hangzhou
    No. 555 Fengqi Road
    Hangzhou

    REGISTER NOW

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

    Posted By: William Schwerin

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