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  • VIP Bay Area - VC Bayside Chat

    Thu, Jan 30, 2020 @ 05:00 AM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Alumni

    University Calendar

    Join USC Viterbi Innovation Partners Bay Area for a special new event:

    VC Bayside Chat
    Alumni panel and networking mixer


    Randy Glein MS '90
    Mark Stevens '81, MS '84
    and more to come

    Thursday, January 30, 2020
    Hero City Space at Draper University
    San Mateo, CA


    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tiffany Tay

  • Employer Oasis

    Thu, Jan 30, 2020 @ 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Alumni

    University Calendar

    Spring 2020 Employer Oasis

    Need a space to recharge and relax at the fall Career Expo? USC Viterbi Advancement is hosting an Employer Oasis for employers only, a working lounge stocked with complimentary refreshments and charging stations from 10 am through 3 pm.

    Located in the lower level of the Student Union, steps away from Trousdale Parkway (STU B3)

    ***Open to employers of the USC Career Expo Only***

    More Information: Oasis.jpg

    Location: STU B3

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tiffany Tay

  • Viterbi Career & Internship Expo

    Thu, Jan 30, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    The Viterbi Career & Internship Expo is free and open to all students in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. This casual, yet professional, environment allows students the opportunity to have brief conversations with recruiters about full-time employment, internships, and co-ops. Don't forget your resume!
    For more information about the Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Location: Trousdale & Alumni Park

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • NL Seminar-BlackBox NLP: What are we looking for, and where do we stand?

    Thu, Jan 30, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Sarah Wiegreffe , Georgia Tech

    Talk Title: BlackBox NLP: What are we looking for, and where do we stand?

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: The widespread adoption of deep learning in NLP has led to a new state-of-the-art on many tasks. Neural nets are complex systems that are hard to interpret, leaving researchers with little ability to say *why* their model is doing so well. As a consequence, interpretability and explainability hold a new relevance. In this talk, I will present case studies in the subfield of interpretability for NLP, as well as the research goals of the subtopics that fall under this umbrella. I will present a case-study of the necessary conditions for attention modules to be used for explaining classification model predictions, as well as a clinical application of attention mechanisms in physician decision support. I will conclude by discussing future directions, including in natural language explanations for reinforcement learning systems.

    Biography: Sarah Wiegreffe is a Computer Science PhD student in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. Her research lies at the intersection of machine learning and NLP, with a particular interest in interpretability, explainability, and model robustness. In the past, she has worked in clinical applications of NLP and ML. During her PhD, she has held research internships at Google AI and Sutter Health. She obtained her B.S. in Data Science from the College of Charleston. In her free time, Sarah enjoys rock climbing, traveling, and rock music.

    Host: Emily Sheng

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

    Webcast: https://bluejeans.com/s/NqZd0

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - CR #1014

    WebCast Link: https://bluejeans.com/s/NqZd0

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Peter Zamar

    Event Link: https://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar

  • Sonny Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Jan 30, 2020 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Prof. Krista Wigginton, Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Talk Title: Recent Advancements in Environmental Virus Fate and Detection

    Abstract: Recent Advancements in Environmental Virus Fate and Detection
    The detection and removal of infectious viruses in the environment is critical for protecting human health. A number of factors complicate virus detection and obscure their environmental fate,including their small size, their lack of conserved genes, their rapid evolution, and the difficulty in
    culturing many important strains. This seminar will review recent advances in environmental virology, including our work on the mechanistic fate and detection of viruses in wastewater and
    drinking water treatment processes.

    Biography: Dr. Krista Rule Wigginton is an associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the
    University of Michigan. Prior to joining the faculty at UM, she was an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, College Park from 2011-2012. Her research focuses on applications of environmental biotechnology in drinking water and wastewater treatment. In particular, her research group develops new methods to detect and analyze the fate of emerging pollutants inthe environment.

    Dr. Wigginton received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Idaho, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech. After
    completing her Ph.D. degree, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland from 2008-2011.

    Host: Dr. Daniel McCurry

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes