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Events for March 05, 2021

  • CS Colloquim: TBA

    Fri, Mar 05, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: TBA, TBA

    Talk Title: TBA

    Series: CS Colloquium

    Abstract: TBA

    Biography: TBA

    Host: Ramakant Nevatia

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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  • CSU@USC Day 1

    Fri, Mar 05, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    The University of Southern California-Viterbi School of Engineering is proud to present the first annual CSU at USC virtual workshop series!

    Over the course of two days, this program will take an overall look at the engineering graduate school experience. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with current students, faculty and staff, and will walk away with an understanding of Masters & PhD programs in engineering and computer science. Our goal is to provide the pathways and tools needed for CSU students to pursue advanced studies and their academic careers.

    Eligibility
    *MUST Currently attend a California State University (CSU)*

    We encourage students majoring in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or physical sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) to join. Students with backgrounds outside of science and engineering are also welcome to join to learn more about our interdisciplinary data science programs.

    More information available here: https://viterbigradadmission.usc.edu/csu-at-usc/

    Register here:
    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ydygqKKEQbuFBzX4HBpWrA

    More Information: CSU USC 2021 flyer.pdf

    Location: Zoom

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ydygqKKEQbuFBzX4HBpWrA

    Audiences: CSU Undergraduate Students

    Posted By: camila tabar

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  • CS Colloquium: Daniel Fried (UC Berkeley) - Learning Grounded Pragmatic Communication

    Fri, Mar 05, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Daniel Fried, UC Berkeley

    Talk Title: Learning Grounded Pragmatic Communication

    Series: CS Colloquium

    Abstract: To generate language, natural language processing systems predict what to say---why not also predict how listeners will respond? We show how language generation and interpretation across varied grounded domains can be improved through pragmatic inference: explicitly reasoning about the actions and intents of the people that the systems interact with. We train neural generation and interpretation models which ground language into a world context, then layer a pragmatic inference procedure on top of these models. This pragmatic procedure predicts how human listeners will interpret text generated by the models, and reasons counterfactually about why human speakers produced the text they did. We find that this approach improves models' success at generating and interpreting instructions in real indoor environments, as well as in a challenging spatial reference dialogue task.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Daniel Fried is a final-year PhD candidate at UC Berkeley in natural language processing, advised by Dan Klein. His research focuses on language grounding: tying language to world contexts, for tasks like visual- and embodied-instruction following, text generation, and dialogue. Previously, he graduated with an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a BS from the University of Arizona. His work has been supported by a Google PhD Fellowship, an NDSEG Fellowship, and a Churchill Scholarship.

    Host: Xiang Ren

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Instagram Live Q & A with VCC

    Fri, Mar 05, 2021 @ 12:45 PM - 01:15 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Instagram Live Q & A with Viterbi Career Connections

    Hello fellow Trojans, join Viterbi Career Connections Staff on Friday, March 5th from 12:45-1:15 pm for quick professional tips and career advice via Instagram @viterbicareers.

    Location: Instagram @viterbicareers

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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