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Events for October 16, 2017

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

    Mon, Oct 16, 2017

    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. During the engineering session we will discuss the curriculum, research opportunities, hands-on projects, entrepreneurial support programs, and other aspects of the engineering 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 make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

    RSVP

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - USC Admission Office

    Audiences: Prospective Freshmen & Family Members

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Epstein Department - Guest Speaker Event

    Mon, Oct 16, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Selin Damla Ahipasaoglu, Assistant Professor, Singapore University of Technology and Design

    Talk Title: Flexibility of Distributionally Robust Choice Models in Traffic Equilibrium

    Host: Prof. Jong-Shi Pang

    More Information: Selin_flyer.pdf

    Location: Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center (GER) - GER 206

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Grace Owh

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  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

    Mon, Oct 16, 2017 @ 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Pilar Ruiz-Lozano, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Regencor

    Talk Title: Of the Cardiac Regenerative Secretome (...or why men are not fish)

    Host: Stacey Finley, PhD

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 122

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Mischalgrace Diasanta

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  • Center for Systems and Control (CSC@USC) and Ming Hsieh Institute for Electrical Engineering

    Mon, Oct 16, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Bin Hu, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Talk Title: Dissipativity Theory for Optimization and Machine Learning Research

    Series: Fall 2017 Joint CSC@USC/CommNetS-MHI Seminar Series

    Abstract: Empirical risk minimization (ERM) is a central topic for machine learning research, and is typically solved using first-order optimization methods whose convergence proofs are derived in a case-by-case manner. In this talk, we will present a simple routine which unifies the analysis of such optimization methods including gradient descent method, Nesterov's accelerated method, stochastic gradient descent (SGD), stochastic average gradient (SAG), SAGA, Finito, stochastic dual coordinate ascent (SDCA), stochastic variance reduction gradient (SVRG), and SGD with momentum. Specifically, we will view all these optimization methods as dynamical systems and then use a unified dissipativity approach to derive sufficient conditions for convergence rate certifications of such dynamical systems. The derived conditions are all in the form of linear matrix inequalities (LMIs). We solve these resultant LMIs and obtain analytical proofs of new convergence rates for various optimization methods (with or without individual convexity). Our proposed analysis can be automated for a large class of first-order optimization methods under various assumptions. In addition, the derived LMIs can always be numerically solved to provide clues for constructions of analytical proofs.


    Biography: Bin Hu received his B.S in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Science and Technology of China, and received the M.S. in Computational Mechanics from Carnegie Mellon University. He received the Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota, advised by Peter Seiler. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the optimization group of Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is working with Laurent Lessard and closely collaborating with Stephen Wright. He is interested in building connections between control theory and machine learning research. His current research focuses on tailoring robust control theory (integral quadratic constraints, dissipation inequalities, jump system theory, etc) to unify the study of stochastic optimization methods (stochastic gradient, stochastic average gradient, SAGA, SVRG, Katyusha momentum, etc) and their applications in related machine learning problems (logistic regression, deep neural networks, matrix completion, etc). He is also particularly interested in the generalization mechanism of deep learning.


    Host: Insoon Yang, insoonya@usc.edu

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Gerrielyn Ramos

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  • Squarespace Info Session

    Mon, Oct 16, 2017 @ 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Squarespace is hiring Software Engineers and Interns for our NYC office! Stop by our session to learn more about our opportunities and food!

    Squarespace's mission is to provide creative tools that help anyone give a voice to their ideas. From the designers and engineers who are creating the next generation of web and mobile experiences, to anyone putting a website together for the first time, Squarespace provides elegant solutions that set new standards for online publishing. Check us out at squarespace.com/careers

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • An Evening with L'Oréal hosted by USC NOBE

    Mon, Oct 16, 2017 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Student Activity


    We are excited to welcome L'Oréal for an evening of info and networking! They will be addressing their 2018 Internship positions for Juniors (a list of positions is included in the link below), as well as their international case competition Brandstorm, for Sophomores.
    Pizza and dessert will be provided!
    Please RSVP on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/nobeusc , and fill out the following link:
    https://loreal.avature.net/uscnobe101617
    (Priority will be given to NOBE members, and attendance will be capped at 50).
    We look forward to seeing you all there!

    Location: JFF 241

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Christina Martin

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  • Discover USC: Denver

    Mon, Oct 16, 2017 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    Join the USC Admission Office at the Discover USC admission program in Denver.

    This program provides students and their families with an opportunity to meet admission counselors, alumni, and other prospective students and their parents.

    RSVP for Discover USC

    Location: Marriott Denver City Center

    Audiences: Prospective Freshmen & Family Members

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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