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Events for January 26, 2022

  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Jan 26, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


    Bi-Weekly regular faculty meeting for invited full-time Computer Science faculty only. Event details emailed directly to attendees.

    Location: TBD

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Cognizant Information Session (Virtual)

    Wed, Jan 26, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Are you ready to start a career journey in IT and professional services? Meet our recruiters, learn about Cognizant and the exciting opportunities for current/recent university graduates.

    Cognizant is looking for driven, collaborative, and highly motivated individuals to join the team. They currently have full-time (Technology & Consulting) and internship opportunities for Juniors and Seniors. Register now to learn more about Cognizant.

    Full Time & Internship Opportunities for Bachelors Students Only - Juniors & Seniors

    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu.

    Location: Virtual Platform

    WebCast Link: https://app.jigsawinteractive.com/u/LSx2D4

    Audiences: Juniors & Seniors Only

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Transfer Student Career Workshop

    Wed, Jan 26, 2022 @ 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Did you know there is a Career Office exclusively for Viterbi Engineering students? In this workshop, you will learn about the Viterbi Career Connections Office events, tools, and professional development services available to you. We will also discuss specific tips and next steps for transfer students to make the most of their career development journey at USC Viterbi.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Navigating the U.S. Job Search Workshop (ON-CAMPUS)

    Wed, Jan 26, 2022 @ 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS EVENT WILL BE HOSTED IN-PERSON, ON-CAMPUS

    International students, increase your career and internship knowledge by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections.

    For more information about workshops, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    Attendance is limited to room capacity


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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Center of Autonomy and AI, Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things, and Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar Series

    Wed, Jan 26, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dhruva Kartik Mokhasunavisu, Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California

    Talk Title: Stochastic Zero-sum Games between Two Competing Teams

    Series: Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things

    Abstract: Intelligent autonomous systems can be employed in many areas such as transportation, power grids, manufacturing, wildlife conservation etc. Agents in these systems act sequentially over time in uncertain and dynamically evolving environments. In many cases, information about the system is dispersed among the agents and hence, there is asymmetry in the information used by the agents to select their actions. Furthermore, the agents involved may have different (possibly conflicting) objectives. Due to this asymmetry in information and objectives, agents must act in a decentralized and strategic manner. The focus of this talk is on adversarial interactions that can be modeled as stochastic zero-sum games between two teams of agents. In this setting, agents within a team are cooperative. However, the team as a whole is non-cooperative and adversarial with respect to the other team. Finding the value and Nash equilibria of games with incomplete and asymmetric information is notoriously hard. For our game model, we provide a dynamic programming characterization of the value (if it exists). If the value does not exist, the dynamic program provides us with bounds on the upper and lower values. For some specialized game models, we also characterize a min-max strategy for the minimizing team. Further, we propose a computational methodology to solve the dynamic program and illustrate it with the help of an example.

    Biography: Dhruva Kartik is a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles co-advised by Prof. Rahul Jain and Prof. Pierluigi Nuzzo. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from USC in 2021, where he worked with Prof. Urbashi Mitra and Prof. Ashutosh Nayyar. While he was at USC, he was an Annenberg Fellow from 2015 to 2019. He received his Bachelor of Technology degree in electronics and communication engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), India, in 2015. His research interests include multi-agent systems, game theory, probabilistic contracts, and reinforcement learning.

    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo, nuzzo@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zyIBh_1gQLmKpMJG0GyLxw

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zyIBh_1gQLmKpMJG0GyLxw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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

    Wed, Jan 26, 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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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Jan 26, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Jacob Leachman, Washington St. University

    Talk Title: Cool Fuel: Engineering Liquid Hydrogen for the Future of Zero-Carbon Transportation

    Abstract: The new HydrogenShot initiative launched by the US Department of Energy has the ambitious goal of reducing hydrogen fuel production costs to $1 for 1 kg in 1 decade. Behind the scenes of this goal is an incredible logistics challenge to store and distribute the massive amounts of hydrogen needed. Currently over 90% of small merchant hydrogen is distributed via cryogenic liquid tanker truck. However, modern hydrogen liquefiers have specific energy consumptions only 30% of what is theoretically achievable for ~30 tonne/day systems approaching $100M in cost. Clearly, hydrogen liquefaction cycles must fundamentally change to massively scale with clean energy resources. Once liquefied, the next challenge is minimizing parasitic heat transfer that results in boil-off losses typically between 7-40%. New paradigms for liquid hydrogen storage are needed to minimize these losses. Although many challenges remain to be solved, the purpose of this talk is to emphasize the new tools and opportunities making this cool fuel an exciting research area for several decades to come.

    Biography: Jacob Leachman is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University (WSU). He initiated the Hydrogen Properties for Energy Research (HYPER) laboratory at WSU in 2010 to advance cryogenic and/or hydrogen systems. To this day the HYPER laboratory remains the only US academic laboratory focusing on cryogenic hydrogen. He earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2005 and a M.S. degree in 2007 from the University of Idaho. His masters thesis has been adopted as the foundation for hydrogen fueling standards and custody exchange, in addition to winning the Western Association of Graduate Schools Distinguished Thesis Award for 2008. He completed his Ph.D. in the Cryogenic Engineering Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010 under the advice of John Pfotenhauer and Greg Nellis. He is the lead author of the reference text Thermodynamic Properties of Cryogenic Fluids: 2nd Edition and Cool Fuel: The Science and Engineering of Liquid Hydrogen which is in development. In 2018 he received the Roger W. Boom Award from the Cryogenic Society of America.



    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93987337017?pwd=MWd2dXBSL1FaR1RPaHNscjJ1NW80UT09

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93987337017?pwd=MWd2dXBSL1FaR1RPaHNscjJ1NW80UT09

    Location: James H. Zumberge Hall Of Science (ZHS) - 252

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93987337017?pwd=MWd2dXBSL1FaR1RPaHNscjJ1NW80UT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • DEN@Viterbi: How to Apply Virtual Info Session

    Wed, Jan 26, 2022 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join USC Viterbi representatives for a step-by-step guide and tips for how to apply for formal admission into a Master's degree or Graduate Certificate program. The session is intended for individuals who wish to pursue a graduate degree program completely online via USC Viterbi's flexible online DEN@Viterbi delivery method.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to connect directly with USC Viterbi representatives and ask questions about the admission process throughout the session.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e25ea97f7fa519f1692531db88fc3b452

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Machine Learning Research Tech Talk with Apple (Virtual)

    Wed, Jan 26, 2022 @ 09:00 PM - 10:00 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Register here: https://applemaster.avature.net/su/a0a048edd42e3cd3

    Join us for a tech talk with Samy Bengio, Senior Director of Machine Learning at Apple. Samy will provide an overview of Apple's approach to ML research and a sample of ongoing research initiatives. You will also hear from ML researcher Tatiana Likhomanenko, about how to develop a research career in machine learning.

    The Machine Learning Research team focuses on ambitious, long-term research that enables Apple to continue creating amazing MLpowered products and experiences.

    The team publishes state-of-the art research in the top machine learning venues while also collaborating deeply with other teams at Apple. Join us for a tech talk with Samy Bengio, Senior Director of Machine Learning at Apple. Samy will provide an overview of Apple's approach to ML research and a sample of ongoing research initiatives. You will also hear from ML researcher Tatiana Likhomanenko, about how to develop a research career in machine learning.

    Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity.
    Visit jobs.apple.com to learn more. TM and 2022 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.

    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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