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Events for January 21, 2021

  • Recruiting in a Virtual Environment

    Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 08:00 AM - 08:30 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Learn about how recruitment has changed in this virtual environment and review best practices by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners.

    To access this workshop

    Log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    For more information about Labs & Open Forums, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    Location: Online

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Our virtual information session is a live presentation from a USC Viterbi admission counselor designed for high school students and their family members to learn more about the USC Viterbi undergraduate experience. Our session will cover an overview of our undergraduate engineering programs, the application process, and more on student life. Guests will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion toward the end of the session.

    Please Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Michael Cox

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  • NL Seminar-Historical Applications of NLP

    Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Christopher Chu , Di Di

    Talk Title: Historical Applications of NLP

    Series: NL Seminar

    Abstract: NLP has vastly improved in the last ten years. These advances can help us better understand history by deciphering old languages and text whose meaning we couldn't understand before. In this talk, I'll be presenting a couple applications of how we can use these techniques. First, we use a known-plaintext attack to decrypt a dictionary code used c.1800 for secret messages between US Army General James Wilkinson and agents of the Spanish Crown. Then, I'll present a method for deciphering Chinese writing, with potential applications to other logographic languages.



    Biography: Christopher Chu is a research engineer working on NLP at DiDi AI Labs. We're located about 500 feet away in the other Marina Tower. He has a BASc in robotics engineering, but decided that people are more interesting to talk to than robots. At DiDi Labs, we primarily work on dialog and translation, but branch out into fun projects like these.

    Host: Jon May and Mozhdeh Gheini

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

    Webcast: https://youtu.be/gLKMthceNIQ

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual Only

    WebCast Link: https://youtu.be/gLKMthceNIQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Petet Zamar

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  • Trojan Talk - Oracle

    Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    *This is an external event hosted by Oracle*

    Please join the Oracle NetSuite Diversity Team at one of our upcoming virtual open houses to learn more about NetSuite and explore a career in sales or consulting within the Tech industry.

    The sessions will discuss the following:

    Our commitment to diversity & inclusion in the workplace
    Available full-time opportunities
    Q&A with sales and consulting business leaders

    Register Here: https://apexapps.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=10412:1::::RP,1:P1_EVENT_ID:DJGRIOGQCM&cs=11Ul4SuTD2qLj5t1YauMU5GuM7IjyqWs038l9A9WIVsCzNiZvuLo0xkaSOLjBKPUxWOouosUr8h_VI7E1lgVYXA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Do you have a quick question? The CS advisement team will be available for drop-in live chat advisement for declared undergraduate students in our four majors during the fall semester on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm Pacific Time. Access the live chat on our website at: https://www.cs.usc.edu/chat/

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Posted By: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating EventM.S. Group Advisement

    Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This optional group advisement session is for new and continuing M.S. Computer Science students and M.S. students in our Data Science Programs. Access instructions will be emailed to students prior to the session.

    Location: Online - Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Posted By: USC Computer Science

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  • Gateway Lab

    Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Take part in a live tutorial to help you navigate Viterbi Career Gateway, a powerful job and internship search tool available ONLY to Viterbi students.

    To access this workshop:

    Log into Viterbi Career Gateway>>Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    For more information about Labs & Open Forums, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    Location: Online

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • CS Colloquium: Allison Okamura (Stanford University) - Wearable Haptic Devices for Ubiquitous Communication

    Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Allison Okamura, Stanford University

    Talk Title: Wearable Haptic Devices for Ubiquitous Communication

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Haptic devices allow touch-based information transfer between humans and intelligent systems, enabling communication in a salient but private manner that frees other sensory channels. For such devices to become ubiquitous, their physical and computational aspects must be intuitive and unobtrusive. The amount of information that can be transmitted through touch is limited in large part by the location, distribution, and sensitivity of human mechanoreceptors. Not surprisingly, many haptic devices are designed to be held or worn at the highly sensitive fingertips, yet stimulation using a device attached to the fingertips precludes natural use of the hands. Thus, we explore the design of a wide array of haptic feedback mechanisms, ranging from devices that can be actively touched by the fingertips to multi-modal haptic actuation mounted on the arm. We demonstrate how these devices are effective in virtual reality, human-machine communication, and human-human communication.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:

    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u9NWPx3ZS2GK70dtN6-1ZA

    After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Allison M. Okamura received the BS degree from the University of California at Berkeley and the MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University, all in mechanical engineering. She is currently Professor in the mechanical engineering department at Stanford University, with a courtesy appointment in computer science. She is an IEEE Fellow and Editor-in-Chief of the journal IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. Her awards include the 2020 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Technical Achievement Award, 2019 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Distinguished Service Award, and 2016 Duca Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education. Her academic interests include haptics, teleoperation, virtual environments and simulators, medical robotics, neuromechanics and rehabilitation, and soft robotics. She is passionate about engineering education and diversifying STEM. Outside academia, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, running, and playing ice hockey. For more information about her research, please see the Collaborative Haptics and Robotics in Medicine (CHARM) Laboratory website: http://charm.stanford.edu.


    Host: Heather Culbertson and Maja Mataric

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u9NWPx3ZS2GK70dtN6-1ZA

    Location: Online Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u9NWPx3ZS2GK70dtN6-1ZA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Computer Science Department

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  • Escape Room Experience

    Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Student Activity


    THIS EVENT IS FOR NEW VITERBI UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS.

    ATTENTION ALL AGENTS: WE NEED YOUR HELP

    We have evidence that a powerful enemy, who calls herself The Puzzler, has been breaking into secure facilities all over the globe and leaving behind puzzles for only the strongest minds to solve. We will be sending our best field agent(s) out there. It is up to you, our mission control, to guide your teammate and solve The Puzzler's clues so we can catch her before it's too late!

    Eligible students will receive an email with a link to RSVP.

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Repeating EventViterbi Match Game

    Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    Receptions & Special Events


    THIS EVENT IS FOR NEW VITERBI GRADUATE STUDENTS.

    Meet your fellow classmates and watch them compete to match silly answers with VGSA Department Senators. Join for the laughs, but stay for the informal community building discussions at the end.

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Posted By: Juli Legat

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