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Events for February 22, 2018

  • Viterbi E-Week: Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

    Thu, Feb 22, 2018 @ 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Student Activity


    The Women in Engineering Advisory Board bring together local middle school girls for a day of exploring STEM education, connecting with current USC students, and hearing from speakers working in the field of engineering.

    For questions, please reach out to the KIUEL Programming Committee at vkiuel@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you at our E-Week events next week!

    Location: Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad)

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Biomedical Engineering Department Guest Speaker

    Thu, Feb 22, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dong Song,

    Talk Title: TBA

    Host: Ellis Meng, PhD

    Location: Corwin D. Denney Research Center (DRB) - 145/145A

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Mischalgrace Diasanta

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  • Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Feb 22, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Jae-Young Sim
    Reflection Removal for Images and 3D Point Clouds

    We often capture images of a target scene through glass. For example, we take photographs of the products displayed in the show window, or take photographs of buildings with glass curtain walls. The captured glass image includes the target scene behind the glass as well as undesired reflected scene in front of the glass, since light passes through and is reflected on a pane of glass simultaneously. Such reflection artifacts may degrade the performance of image processing and computer vision techniques when applied to glass images. In this seminar, we first talk about an automatic reflection removal algorithm for multiple glass images taken at slightly different camera locations. Also, with the advent of high-performance LiDAR scanners, large-scale 3D point clouds (LS3DPCs) for real-world scenes are being used in challenging applications. However, LS3DPCs captured by terrestrial LiDAR scanners also suffer from the reflection artifacts since many outdoor real-world structures include glasses. As a next topic, we
    define a problem of reflection in LS3DPCs and introduce our current research work on reflection removal for LS3DPCs.

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 248

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Gloria Halfacre

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  • CS Colloquium: Pratik Chaudhari (UCLA) – A Picture of the Energy Landscape of Deep Neural Networks

    Thu, Feb 22, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Pratik Chaudhari, UCLA

    Talk Title: A Picture of the Energy Landscape of Deep Neural Networks

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Deep networks are mysterious. These over-parametrized machine learning models, trained with rudimentary optimization algorithms on non-convex landscapes in millions of dimensions, have defied attempts to put a sound theoretical footing beneath their impressive performance.

    This talk will shed light upon some of these mysteries. I will employ diverse ideas ---from thermodynamics and optimal transportation to partial differential equations, control theory and Bayesian inference--- and paint a picture of the training process of deep networks. Along the way, I will develop state-of-the-art algorithms for non-convex optimization.

    The goal of machine perception is not just to classify objects in images but instead, enable intelligent agents that can seamlessly interact with our physical world. I will conclude with a vision of how advances in machine learning and robotics may come together to help build such an Embodied Intelligence.


    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium. Please note, due to limited capacity in OHE 100D, seats will be first come first serve.


    Biography: Pratik Chaudhari is a PhD candidate in Computer Science at UCLA where he works with Stefano Soatto. His research interests include deep learning, robotics and computer vision. He has worked on perception and control algorithms for safe autonomous urban navigation as a part of nuTonomy Inc. Pratik holds Master's and Engineer's degrees from MIT and a Bachelor's degree from IIT Bombay in Aeronautics and Astronautics.

    Website: pratikac.info


    Host: Computer Science Department

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 100D

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Computer Science Department

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  • Viterbi E-Week: Bubble Soccer

    Thu, Feb 22, 2018 @ 04:00 PM - 07:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Student Activity


    Join a team, put on a bubble suit, and let your inner athlete shine!
    Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2DXHB33 | For more info: http://bit.ly/2o14xnY

    For questions, please reach out to the KIUEL Programming Committee at vkiuel@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you at our E-Week events next week!

    Location: Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad)

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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