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Events for January 14, 2021

  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Jan 14, 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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    Contact: Michael Cox

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  • NL SEMINAR-Visual Recognition beyond Appearances, and its Robotic Applications

    Thu, Jan 14, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Yezhou Yang, ASU

    Talk Title: Visual Recognition beyond Appearances, and its Robotic Applications

    Series: NL Seminar

    Abstract: The goal of Computer Vision, as coined by Marr, is to develop algorithms to answer What are Where at When from visual appearance. The speaker, among others, recognizes the importance of studying underlying entities and relations beyond visual appearance, following an Active Perception paradigm. This talk will present the speaker's efforts over the last decade, ranging from 1. reasoning beyond appearance for visual question answering, image understanding and video captioning tasks, through 2. temporal knowledge distillation with incremental knowledge transfer, till 3. their roles in a Robotic visual learning framework via a Robotic Indoor Object Search task. The talk will also feature the Active Perception Group APGs ongoing projects NSF RI, NRI and CPS, DARPA KAIROS, and Arizona IAM addressing emerging challenges of the nation in autonomous driving, AI security and healthcare domains, at the ASU School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering CIDSE.



    Biography: Yezhou Yang is an Assistant Professor at School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, Arizona State University. He is directing the ASU Active Perception Group. His primary interests lie in Cognitive Robotics, Computer Vision, and Robot Vision, especially exploring visual primitives in human action understanding from visual input, grounding them by natural language as well as high level reasoning over the primitives for intelligent robots. Before joining ASU, Dr. Yang was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Computer Vision Lab and the Perception and Robotics Lab, with the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. He is a recipient of Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship 2011, the NSF CAREER award 2018 and the Amazon AWS Machine Learning Research Award 2019. He receives his Ph.D. from University of Maryland at College Park, and B.E. from Zhejiang University, China.

    Host: Jon May and Mozhdeh Gheini

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

    Webcast: https://youtu.be/lfb5GP-HNRE

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual Only

    WebCast Link: https://youtu.be/lfb5GP-HNRE

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Petet Zamar

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  • DEN@Viterbi - Online Graduate Engineering Virtual Information Session

    Thu, Jan 14, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join USC Viterbi School of Engineering for a virtual information session via WebEx, providing an introduction to DEN@Viterbi, our top ranked online delivery system. Discover the 40+ graduate engineering and computer science programs available entirely online.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to connect directly with USC Viterbi representatives during the session to discuss the admission process, program details and the benefits of online delivery for the working professional.

    Register Today!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3fb9b12225d6be95e800be6da2fc2201

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Repeating EventViterbi Escape Room

    Thu, Jan 14, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    Receptions & Special Events


    THIS EVENT IS FOR NEW VITERBI GRADUATE STUDENTS.

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

    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!

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Juli Legat

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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Elizabeth Boroson

    Thu, Jan 14, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    Title: Robust Loop Closures for Multi-Robot SLAM in Unstructured Environments

    Date/Time: Thursday, January 14, 2021, 3:00 pm
    Location: Zoom: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99527680452
    Committee: Nora Ayanian (Chair), Gaurav Sukhatme, Heather Culbertson, Stefanos Nikolaidis, Ketan Savla

    Abstract: When multiple robots work together to map an environment, each robot builds a local map based on its own observations. To merge these local maps into a global map, they must identify loop closures, or places where their maps overlap. Tasks in unstructured environments, such as planetary exploration, are not well-suited to traditional visual loop closure methods like scene or object detection. These tasks may involve robots with unusual sensors, the robots may not observe the same areas, and the environment may not allow for identification of these types of features, which all make it challenging to identify loop closures. In this thesis proposal, I discuss approaches that provide robust loop closures in spite of these limitations, including methods using heterogeneous sensors, methods with ranging sensors for scenarios where robots' trajectories do not overlap, and methods for robots that view the world from different perspectives. I also discuss how these approaches could be combined into a unified multi-robot SLAM system that is robust to unstructured environments.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99527680452

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • Spring 2021 New Student Welcome

    Thu, Jan 14, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    University Calendar


    The annual Spring Viterbi Undergraduate New Student Welcome will be held on January 14th. We welcome Viterbi incoming Spring students with an opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and current students. With Spring Semester right around the corner, we look forward to welcoming our new students at our Viterbi New Student Welcome. #ViterbiLife

    We will be using the Hopin platform. Registration details to follow

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    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Repeating EventM.S. Group Advisement

    Thu, Jan 14, 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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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating EventViterbi True Colors Workshop

    Thu, Jan 14, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    Receptions & Special Events


    THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR NEW VITERBI GRADUATE STUDENTS.

    Discover what your True Colors say about you and how you interact with others with this fun assessment used by Fortune 500 companies. We recommend that you attend this workshop before the Escape Room event.

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Juli Legat

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  • Trojan Talk: Visa Inc.

    Thu, Jan 14, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    This live info session is hosted by Visa, Inc and is entirely virtual. Once we review your RSVP, you will be emailed a link to join the event at least 24 hours in advance if you qualify.

    RSVP Here: https://lnkd.in/grujRFw

    This session is designed for undergraduate students studying engineering and/or mathematics.

    Are you pursuing a degree in Computer Science or a related majors right now? Are you curious to learn about the possible career paths available for you post-graduation? Would you like to learn how career professionals chose their path? In this interactive session, you will meet Visa professionals and to learn about career paths you could pursue, including: Full-Stack Engineer, Test/Quality Assurance Engineer, Cybersecurity Engineer, Systems Engineer, and IT Project Manager. Through their experiences, we aim to provide guidance and tips on how to navigate these paths with ease. Join us to learn more and we hope this helps you embark on a career journey that reflects your values and aspirations.

    All attendees will be entered into a raffle for a 1:1 mentorship session with a Visa recruiter or hiring manager

    Audiences: All Viterbi Undergraduate Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • DEN@Viterbi - Online Graduate Engineering Virtual Information Session

    Thu, Jan 14, 2021 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join USC Viterbi School of Engineering for a virtual information session via WebEx, providing an introduction to DEN@Viterbi, our top ranked online delivery system. Discover the 40+ graduate engineering and computer science programs available entirely online.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to connect directly with USC Viterbi representatives during the session to discuss the admission process, program details and the benefits of online delivery for the working professional.

    Register Today!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e65d5f3ba1fb6d87f8ace5b5701ec36d5

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Repeating EventViterbi Escape Room

    Thu, Jan 14, 2021 @ 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    Receptions & Special Events


    THIS EVENT IS FOR NEW VITERBI GRADUATE STUDENTS.

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

    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!

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Juli Legat

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  • Repeating EventViterbi Match Game

    Thu, Jan 14, 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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    Contact: Juli Legat

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  • Repeating EventViterbi Escape Room

    Thu, Jan 14, 2021 @ 09:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    Receptions & Special Events


    THIS EVENT IS FOR NEW VITERBI GRADUATE STUDENTS.

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

    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!

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Juli Legat

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