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Events for March 18, 2021

  • DEN@Viterbi - Online Graduate Engineering Virtual Information Session

    Thu, Mar 18, 2021 @ 06:00 AM - 07:00 PM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join USC Viterbi School of Engineering for a virtual information session via WebEx, providing an introduction to DEN@Viterbi, our top ranked online delivery system. Discover the 40+ graduate engineering and computer science programs available entirely online.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to connect directly with USC Viterbi representatives during the session to discuss the admission process, program details and the benefits of online delivery for the working professional.

    Register Today!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=eff21e3ece316d0b2aa6fc1c47dbbb7de

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • How to Guide: Informational Interviews

    Thu, Mar 18, 2021 @ 08:00 AM - 08:30 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Are you unsure which career path to take or how to connect with employers? Interested in learning how to create meaningful connections? Attend the "How To Guide: Informational Interviews" workshop to learn tips on how to request informational interviews, best practices for preparing, and how to follow-up and create meaningful relationships.

    To RSVP: Log into Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Workshops

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • CS Colloquium: Amy Pavel (Carnegie Mellon University / AI/ML Apple) - Human-AI Systems for Creating and Understanding Videos

    Thu, Mar 18, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Amy Pavel, Carnegie Mellon University / AI/ML Apple

    Talk Title: Human-AI Systems for Creating and Understanding Videos

    Series: CS Colloquium

    Abstract: Video is becoming a core medium for communicating a wide range of content, including educational lectures, vlogs, and how-to tutorials. While videos are engaging and informative, they lack the familiar and useful affordances of text for browsing, skimming,and flexibly transforming information. This severely limits who can interact with video content and how they can interact with it, makes editing a laborious process, and means that much of the information in videos is not accessible to everyone.

    But, what future systems will make videos useful for all users?

    In this talk, I'll share my work creating interactive Human-AI systems that combine the benefits of multiple mediums of communication (e.g., text, video, and audio) in two key areas: 1) helping domain experts find content of interest in videos, and 2) making videos accessible to people who are blind or have visual impairments. First, I'll discuss core challenges of finding information in videos from interviews with domain experts and people with disabilities. Then, I will present new systems that leverage AI, and the results of technical and user evaluations that demonstrate system efficacy. I will conclude with how hybrid HCI-AI breakthroughs will make digital communication more effective and accessible in the future, and how new interactions can help us to realize the full potential of recent AI/ML advances.


    Biography: Amy Pavel is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University and a Research Scientist in AI/ML at Apple. Her research explores AI-driven interactive techniques for making digital communication effective and accessible for all. Her work creating Human-AI systems to improve communication has appeared at ACM/IEEE conferences including UIST, CHI, ASSETS, and VR. She recently served as an associate chair for the UIST and CHI program committees, received 2 best paper nominations at CHI, and was selected as a Rising Star in EECS. She previously received her Ph.D. in Computer Science at UC Berkeley, where her work developing interactive video abstractions was supported by an NDSEG fellowship and an EECS Excellence Award. Read more about her research at: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://amypavel.com/__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!_kp1txvo_2fY97o1Ag_-lE6oKo_wqfl1jqPYTl7GDZDnH5NsjUdzasIfRnuxsBo$



    Host: Heather Culbertson / Bistra Dilkina

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • NL Seminar Leave No Question Behind! Broadening the Scope of Machine Comprehension

    Thu, Mar 18, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    University Calendar


    Abstract
    Despite remarkable progress in building Question Answering QA models, the scope of progress remains limited to niche dataset specific domains. How can we expand the scope of the problems that our models can address? In this talk, I discuss two instances of QA system design that cover a broader range of problems. In the first part, I introduce UnifiedQA, a single model that generalizes to multiple different QA formats multiple choice QA, extractive QA, abstractive QA, yes no QA. Then I will introduce ModularQA, a single system that addresses multiple multi hop reasoning datasets by leveraging existing single hop modules systems. For each system, I present empirical evidence on their better generalization and stronger robustness across datasets and domains.

    BIO
    Daniel Khashabi is a Young Investigator at Allen Institute for AI, Seattle. His interests lie at the intersection of artificial intelligence and natural language processing. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and his undergraduate degree from Amirkabir University of Technology Tehran Polytechnic.

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual Only

    WebCast Link: https://youtu.be/O-ttj6CCb44

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Petet Zamar

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  • A Conversation with Visa's Leading Women: Celebrating Potential

    Thu, Mar 18, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    *This is an external event hosted by Visa*

    Visa Inc., Girls in Tech at USC and the USC Career Center invite you to hear from some of Visa's leaders in honor of International Women's Day. As an attendee, hear from an amazing panel about their career journey and prepare to be the future leaders of the workforce!

    To RSVP: Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Information Sessions

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Thu, Mar 18, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Do you have a quick question? The CS advisement team will be available for drop-in live chat advisement for declared undergraduate students in our four majors during the spring semester on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm Pacific Time. Access the live chat on our website at: https://www.cs.usc.edu/chat/

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • ACM presents Computer Science Subfields

    Thu, Mar 18, 2021 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    Computer Science Subfields - Thursday, 3/18 7pm

    Did you know of the plenty subfields that lie within computer science? Learn more about these subfields including data science, cybersecurity, AI and machine learning today!

    ACM will present on the different subfields of computer science so that you can learn more about the careers you can pursue with computer science. There's more than just software developing!

    RSVP Link:https://forms.gle/3ZCtvUza2VSkgh2j9

    Zoom Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97205032289

    Location: Online - Zoom

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97205032289

    Audiences: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

    Contact: ACM

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  • USC KSEA State of the Industry: COVID-19

    Thu, Mar 18, 2021 @ 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    USC KSEA is hosting State of the Industry: COVID-19, a panel event focused on COVID-19's impact on the medical field. Our panelists will include doctors from a wide range of specializations, including oncology and anesthesiology. This event is perfect for those interested in the healthcare industry, as it will provide firsthand insights on how medicine has changed and how we can be prepared to adapt to these changes. We encourage all students to join, regardless of whether you want to pursue a medical profession. Come and witness how COVID-19 is personally impacting your health now and in the future.

    Featured Speakers:
    Susie Nam, MS, CCC-SLP - Speech-Language Pathologist
    Irene Kang, MD - Medical Oncologist at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Dae Ik Yi, MD - Anesthesiology Resident at Stanford Medicine
    Justin Lee - MD/PhD Student / PhD3 Bioengineering at UCLA-Caltech MSTP

    State of the Industry: COVID-19 Event Details
    Date: THURSDAY, March 18th
    Time: 8:00 - 9:00PM (PDT)

    RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJfIBVq2VP0zAY58OEdE7gcLE03tYOaVnYpNMgBYiqXH93mg/viewform

    Zoom Link: tinyurl.com/ksea2021

    Please direct any questions to uscksea@usc.edu

    See you there!

    Location: Online - Zoom

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: USC KSEA

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