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Events for January 11, 2022

  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Tue, Jan 11, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Virtual Group Academic Advising Sessions for continuing and new MS students will be available for the month of January. These are combined session for Computer Science and Data Science students only. Access link emailed directly to CSCI/DSCI students.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • CS Colloquium: Filip Ilievski (USC ISI) - Open-world AI Agents with Common Sense

    Tue, Jan 11, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Filip Ilievski, USC

    Talk Title: Open-world AI Agents with Common Sense

    Abstract: In this talk, I will present my research on building natural-language AI agents that use common sense to act robustly in everyday situations. State-of-the-art technology is inadequate for this purpose: background knowledge and rules provide explainability but they cannot generalize to unseen situations, whereas neural models with natural generalizability are prone to making silly mistakes and are unable to explain their decisions. I will describe our agents which combine the best of both worlds to perform well on open-world tasks without the need for task-specific training data, by 1) organizing commonsense knowledge into a single harmonized resource; 2) enriching commonsense knowledge with axioms and preconditions; and 3) using the enriched knowledge resource to adapt neural models for out-of-domain scenarios that require common sense. The effectiveness of the combined approach is demonstrated through high performance on a range of out-of-domain tasks, including question answering and story generation. I will also reflect on my ongoing research on adapting AI agents to specific domains, enabling them to operate in embodied environments, and combining commonsense with encyclopedic knowledge.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

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    https://usc.zoom.us/j/97448700889

    Meeting ID: 974 4870 0889


    Biography: Dr. Filip Ilievski is a Research Scientist in the Center on Knowledge Graphs within the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Filip holds a Ph.D. in Natural Language Processing from the Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam, where he also worked as a postdoctoral researcher before joining ISI. His research focuses on the role of commonsense and encyclopedic knowledge in filling gaps in human communication. Over the past three years, he mentored around twenty Master's and Ph.D. students, and collaborated with researchers at USC, CMU, Bosch Research, RPI, and the University of Lyon. Dr. Ilievski has over 40 peer-reviewed publications in top-tier venues on commonsense reasoning, information extraction, and knowledge graphs. Dr. Ilievski has also been actively organizing workshops (AAAI'21), tutorials (AAAI'21, ISWC'20, ISWC'21, TheWebConf'22), symposiums (USC), and a special journal issue (Semantic Web Journal) on these topics.

    Host: Gale Lucas

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Cherie Carter

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Tue, Jan 11, 2022 @ 03:00 PM - 03:50 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Virtual Group Academic Advising Sessions for continuing and new MS students will be available for the month of January. These are combined session for Computer Science and Data Science students only. Access link emailed directly to CSCI/DSCI students.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Jan 11, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    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.

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    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • AI and Data Ethics Training Session

    Tue, Jan 11, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Special AI and Data Science Training Sessions
    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    AI AND DATA ETHICS

    January 11 & 18, 2022
    Virtual webinars

    These special training sessions are designed for students and faculty who want to learn about the ethical concerns in AI and data science, the technologies available for privacy and responsible use of data, the policies and regulations that are currently in place in this area, and the many open questions that need to be addressed. They will be taught by Viterbi faculty and instructors who teach ethics and privacy courses and sections. The sessions will be held online.

    Session I: Data Ethics and Privacy
    Tuesday January 11, 2022 at 4-6pm

    Session II: AI Ethics and Responsibility
    Tuesday January 18, 2022 at 12-2pm
    Attendance is free, please RSVP at: https://tinyurl.com/AIandDataEthics

    More Information: AI-DS-Ethics-Training.JPG

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Viterbi Impact Program Information Session

    Tue, Jan 11, 2022 @ 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Student Activity


    Interested in volunteering? VIP participants play an important role in bringing engineering to the community, as they work as partners with local schools and organizations.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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