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  • CS Invited Lecture: Richard Anfang - Life Lessons of a Wall St. CIO

    Fri, Mar 10, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Richard Anfang,

    Talk Title: Life Lessons of a Wall St. CIO

    Abstract: Please join special Guest Lecturer, CIO Richard Anfang, as he shares technology experience and insight from his 30+ year career on Wall Street. Open to all CS students

    Richard will discuss technology, innovation, business strategy, and talent. He will also provide valuable career advice and his thoughts on the importance of mentorship.

    Biography: Richard Anfang is a technology executive with over 30 years of experience working in global financial service organizations. He has held senior management positions as a business-aligned Chief Information Officer, managed enterprise technology infrastructure, and partnered closely with C-level executives. Anfang has an extensive track record delivering innovative technology solutions to solve business problems within the financial services sector.

    Most recently, he worked at JPMorgan Chase where he was Chief Architect of the firm's Global Technology Infrastructure organization. From 2013 to early 2014, he was the Chief Information Officer of JPMorgan's Asset Management business. He was responsible for the business' strategic leadership of technology, overseeing over 3,000 technologists globally spanning the firm's global Investment Management and Private Bank businesses. From 2008 to 2012, he was the Chief Information Officer of JPMorgan's Worldwide Securities Services business.

    Prior to joining JPMorgan, he spent over 24 years at Morgan Stanley. During that time, he held a number of senior Information Technology positions including Chief Technology Officer of the Prime Brokerage business, global head of the firm's Enterprise Infrastructure group, head of Equity and Fixed Income Sales & Trading applications development, and Chief Information Officer of Morgan Stanley's UK and European businesses.

    Anfang has an extensive track record of delivering innovative solutions and solving business problems in the financial services industry. He has served on the advisory board of several technology service providers and has participated in numerous industry forums and committees.

    He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania (1983) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan (1981).

    Host: CS Department

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - 116

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

  • W.V.T. Rusch Engineering Honors Program Colloquium

    Fri, Mar 10, 2017 @ 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    University Calendar

    Join us for a presentation by Prof. David Prober, Division of Biology at California Institute of Technology, titled "Using Fish to Understand How and Why We Sleep."

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Ramon Borunda/Academic Services

  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

    Fri, Mar 10, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:50 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Muyinatu , Assistant Professor & PULSE Lab Director, Johns Hopkins (Whiting School of Engineering)

    Talk Title: TBA

    Series: Distinguished Speaker Series, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

    Biography: Biography: Dr. Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell (informally known as "Bisi") is an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a joint appointment in the Biomedical Engineering Department. Dr. Bell obtained a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (BME minor) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition, Dr. Bell spent a year abroad as a Whitaker International Fellow, conducting research at the Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden Hospital in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Bell was a postdoctoral fellow with the Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology at Johns Hopkins University. She published over 40 scientific journal articles and conference papers, holds a patent for SLSC beamforming, and is the recipient of numerous awards, grants, and fellowships, including the prestigious NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award and the esteemed MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 Award.

    Location: Corwin D. Denney Research Center (DRB) - 146

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mischalgrace Diasanta

  • Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar Series on Integrated Systems

    Fri, Mar 10, 2017 @ 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Timothy O. Dickson, Research Staff Member, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

    Talk Title: Breaking from Tradition: New Approaches in CMOS Wireline Transceivers for 28-56Gb/s Serial Links

    Host: Profs. Hossein Hashemi, Mike Chen, Dina El-Damak, and Mahta Moghaddam

    More Information: MHI Seminar Series IS - Timothy Dickson.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jenny Lin

  • Learning agents that interact with humans

    Fri, Mar 10, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: He He, Stanford Univ.

    Talk Title: Learning agents that interact with humans

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: The future of virtual assistants, self driving cars, and smart homes require intelligent agents that work intimately with users. Instead of passively following orders given by users, an interactive agent must actively collaborate with people through communication, coordination, and user adaptation. In this talk, I will present our recent work towards building agents that interact with humans. First, we propose a symmetric collaborative dialogue setting in which two agents, each with some private knowledge, must communicate in natural language to achieve a common goal. We present a human-human dialogue dataset that poses new challenges to existing models, and propose a neural model with dynamic knowledge graph embedding. Second, we study the user-adaptation problem in quizbowl - a competitive, incremental question answering game. We show that explicitly modeling of different human behavior leads to more effective policies that exploits sub optimal players. I will conclude by discussing opportunities and open questions in learning interactive agents.

    Biography: He He is a post-doc at Stanford University, working with Percy Liang. Prior to Stanford, she earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, advised by Hal Daume III and Jordan Boyd Graber. Her interests are at the interface of machine learning and natural language processing. She develops algorithms that acquire information dynamically and do inference incrementally, with an emphasis on problems in natural language processing. She has worked on dependency parsing, simultaneous machine translation, question answering, and more recently dialogue systems.

    Host: Marjan Ghazvininejad and Kevin Knight

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

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 11th Flr Conf Rm # 1135, Marina Del Rey

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Peter Zamar

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

  • 2017 William G. Spitzer Lecture

    Fri, Mar 10, 2017 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Prof. Supratik Guha, The Institute for Molecular Engineering, The University of Chicago

    Talk Title: Nano-materials for Practical Applications: Opportunities in Computing and Cyberphysical Sensing Networks

    Host: Dr. Anupam Madhukar

    Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 123

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Aleessa Atienza