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Events for January 30, 2018

  • Registrar Deadline

    Tue, Jan 30, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    University Calendar


    Last day to drop a Monday-only class and receive a refund, or change the Monday-only class to Pass/No Pass or audit for Spring 2018.

    https://arr.usc.edu/calendar

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Sheryl Koutsis

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  • USC Viterbi Data Analytics Boot Camp

    Tue, Jan 30, 2018

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Abstract: What you will learn:

    - Students will learn the fundamental and specialized skills necessary to pursue a career or advance in the booming field of data analytics, including Python, JavaScript, Advanced Excel, SQL Databases and more.

    - Students are equipped with the technical skills needed to translate data into competitive insights in the workplace, leading to career advancement opportunities.

    - Students receive a hands-on, classroom learning experience, conducting robust analytics on a host of real-world problems.

    - Students working to change career paths receive career-planning assistance, including industry speakers and company-led events, resume, Linkedln and portfolio support, and interview preparation.

    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/computer-science/usc-viterbi-data-analytics-boot-camp/

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

    Posted By: Viterbi Professional Programs

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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

    Tue, Jan 30, 2018

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/six-sigma-lean-certification/six-sigma-green-belt-process-improvement/

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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    Posted By: Viterbi Professional Programs

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  • Lunch and Learn: Doctoral Seminar Series

    Tue, Jan 30, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Doctoral Programs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This monthly series provides PhD students with a forum to improve communication skills and discuss scientific topics of societal significance in a friendly, peer-to-peer manner. Each month, one student will introduce a new topic and lead the group discussion over lunch. Come hungry and ready to engage others! Lunch is provided.

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM

    For more details on speaking or attending Lunch and Learn, please contact Prof. Mojarad (mojarad@usc.edu). One-on-one presentation coaching is offered to all students who lead lunch discussions.

    More Information: Lunch and Learn_January 2018.pdf

    Audiences: PhD Students only.

    Posted By: Jennifer Gerson

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  • Writing Effective Resumes

    Tue, Jan 30, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Last chance to have your resume looked at before the Viterbi Career Fair. Learn how to create a resume that will serve as the marketing tool that will get your foot inside industrys door!

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Epstein Institute Seminar, ISE 651

    Tue, Jan 30, 2018 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Alan Frieze, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

    Talk Title: PROBABILISTIC ANALYSIS OF THE TSP

    Host: Dr. John Carlsson

    More Information: January 30, 2018.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Grace Owh

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  • MASCLE Machine Learning Seminar: David Sontag (MIT) - When Inference is Tractable

    Tue, Jan 30, 2018 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: David Sontag, MIT

    Talk Title: When Inference is Tractable

    Series: Visa Research Machine Learning Seminar Series hosted by USC Machine Learning Center

    Abstract: A key capability of artificial intelligence will be the ability to reason about abstract concepts and draw inferences. Where data is limited, probabilistic inference in graphical models provides a powerful framework for performing such reasoning, and can even be used as modules within deep architectures. But, when is probabilistic inference computationally tractable? I will present recent theoretical results that substantially broaden the class of provably tractable models by exploiting model stability (Lang, Sontag, Vijayaraghavan, AI Stats '18), structure in model parameters (Weller, Rowland, Sontag, AI Stats '16), and reinterpreting inference as ground truth recovery (Globerson, Roughgarden, Sontag, Yildirim, ICML '15).

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: David Sontag joined MIT in January 2017 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and Hermann L. F. von Helmholtz Career Development Professor in the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES). He is also a principal investigator in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). Sontag's research focuses on machine learning and artificial intelligence; at IMES, he leads a research group that aims to use machine learning to transform health care.

    Previously, he was an assistant professor in computer science and data science at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research New England. Dr. Sontag received the Sprowls award for outstanding doctoral thesis in Computer Science at MIT in 2010, best paper awards at the conferences Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI), and Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), faculty awards from Google, Facebook, and Adobe, and a NSF CAREER Award. Dr. Sontag received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.


    Host: Yan Liu

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Computer Science Department

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  • Tips to Getting an Internship or a Job

    Tue, Jan 30, 2018 @ 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Virtually everything you think you know about getting a job/internship is wrong -- especially in the real-world after graduation.

    Discover how to cope with competition and avoid pitfalls in your job hunt, learn what employers are actually looking for during an interview and get tips on how to negotiate your salary.

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Cassini: Mission to Saturn Lecture from JPL Senior Propulsion Engineer

    Tue, Jan 30, 2018 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Join USC's AIAA student branch on Tuesday Jan 30th to hear from Todd Barber, a senior propulsion engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who served as lead propulsion engineer on the Cassini Mission to Saturn. This mission, which ended spectacularly just months ago, was celebrated for significant findings about the condition of Saturn's rings and moons.

    General topics covered include spacecraft design, trajectory to Saturn, cruise science results, Saturn Orbit Insertion, and science results from the four-year prime mission.

    Discussions of the two-year extended mission (the Cassini Equinox Mission) and seven-year doubly extended mission (the Cassini Solstice Mission) will be covered as well.

    Images and videos highlighting Cassini results at Saturn will be presented, covering Cassini's five coequal science objectives of understanding Saturn's rings, magnetosphere, icy satellites, large moon Titan, and Saturn itself.

    Read more about the Cassini Mission here

    Location: John Stauffer Science Lecture Hall (SLH) - 100

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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