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  • USC Viterbi Robotics Open House

    Fri, Apr 07, 2017 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering K-12 STEM Center

    University Calendar

    The annual Robotics Open House will be on Friday, April 7, 2017, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., with all the robotics research labs open for school groups, families, and individuals to view interactive demonstrations to learn about how the next generation of robots will help society in health, manufacturing, education, environmental protection, communication, and homeland security. Demonstrations include research on how swarms of drones communicate to one another autonomously, how underwater robots help protect the oceans, how brain circuitry gives researchers insights into building and programming robots, and how difficult but useful it is to make robots walk instead of roll. There will also be a premiere of the short film, When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, about how a child with autism breaks out of his imaginary worlds thanks to a friendship with a robot.

    More Information: USC Robotics Open House 2017.pdf

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - Check in for maps at courtyard between RTH & EEB (3710 McClintock Ave.)

    Audiences: free event, pre-registration required!

    Contact: Katie Mills

  • AI Seminar

    Fri, Apr 07, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Marijn ten Thij, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

    Talk Title: Beyond tracking: modelling human behavior through social media

    Abstract: In this talk, I present my ongoing work in modeling human behavior
    using data from online platforms. I will discuss three of my projects
    that focus on two online platforms Wikipedia and Twitter. First, I
    will illustrate how I model the effect of promoting content on the
    page view activity on Wikipedia by using the page view logs provided
    by WikiMedia. I will then discuss the random graph model I designed
    based on data from Twitter, which may be used to mimic the progression
    of a trend through the network of Twitter. Finally, I will talk about
    my current project, where we aim to capture business value from a
    social feed for the Horticulture Industry.

    Biography: Marijn ten Thij is a PhD student in Mathematics at Vrije Universiteit
    Amsterdam, who graduated in Applied Mathematics at the Stochastic
    Operations Research group at the University of Twente. His research
    interest lies in the fields of Complex Science, Network Science and
    Big Data. In 2014, Marijn was a member of the Dutch National
    ThinkTank, where he worked on the question Can Big Data be used to
    make the Netherlands more mobile, more social, and more healthy?
    Marijn lives in Amsterdam and enjoys playing American pool billiards
    in his spare time.

    Host: Emilio Ferrara

    More Info: http://webcastermshd.isi.edu/Mediasite/Play/d5714d851721421a857168a930b571e81d

    Location: 11th floor large conference room

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Kary LAU

    Event Link: http://webcastermshd.isi.edu/Mediasite/Play/d5714d851721421a857168a930b571e81d

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

    Fri, Apr 07, 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 Dr. Daniel Oppenheimer, Professor of Marketing and Psychology at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, titled "A Dozen (or More) Studies on the Psychology of Decision Making."

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Ramon Borunda/Academic Services

  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

    Fri, Apr 07, 2017 @ 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Raymond Goldsworthy, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

    Talk Title: TBA

    Series: Seminars in BME (Lab Rotations)

    Biography: http://keck.usc.edu/faculty/raymond-l-goldsworthy/

    Host: Brent Liu, PhD

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mischalgrace Diasanta

  • Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar Series on Integrated Systems

    Fri, Apr 07, 2017 @ 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Hua Wang, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Talk Title: Pushing the Envelope of RF mmWave Power Generation by Relearning Ohms Law

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

    More Information: MHI Seminar Series IS - Hua Wang.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jenny Lin

  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. Seminar

    Fri, Apr 07, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Allyson McGaughey and Joao , TBA

    Talk Title: TBA

    Location: John Stauffer Science Lecture Hall (SLH) - 102

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes

  • NL Seminar - ConversAtion level Syntax SImilarity Metric CASSIM)

    Fri, Apr 07, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Reihane Boghrati , (USC)

    Talk Title: ConversAtion level Syntax SImilarity Metric CASSIM

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: Abstract: The syntax and semantics of human language can illuminate many individual psychological differences and important dimensions of social interaction. Thus, analysis of language provides important insights into the underlying psychological properties of individuals and groups. Accordingly, psychological and psycholinguistic research has begun incorporating sophisticated representations of semantic content to better understand the connection between word choice and psychological processes. While the majority of language analysis work in psychology has focused on semantics, psychological information is encoded not just in what people say, but how they say it. We introduce ConversAtion level Syntax SImilarity Metric (CASSIM), a novel method for calculating conversation-level syntax similarity. CASSIM estimates the syntax similarity between conversations by automatically generating syntactical representations of the sentences in conversations, estimating the structural differences between them, and calculating an optimized estimate of the conversation-level syntax similarity. Also, we conduct a series of analyses with CASSIM to investigate syntax accommodation in social media discourse. Further, building off of CASSIM, we propose ConversAtion level Syntax SImilarity Metric-Group Representations CASSIM GR. This extension builds generalized representations of syntactic structures of documents, thus allowing researchers to distinguish between people and groups based on syntactic differences.

    Biography: Reihane is a forth year Ph.D student at USC, working with Morteza Dehghani in Computational Social Science Laboratory. She is interested in introducing new methods and computational models to psychology, and more broadly to social sciences. Her work spans the boundary between natural language processing and psychology, as does her intellectual curiosity.

    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/

  • HackForHealth - Cancer Hackathon

    Fri, Apr 07, 2017 @ 05:00 PM - 12:00 AM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Dear Trojan Family,

    In the spirit of the National Cancer Moonshot, The Kuhn Lab at USC is calling upon all Trojans to join to HackForHealth. Together we will spend a weekend building meaningful solutions to the problems that cancer patients and researchers face everyday. All are welcome, regardless of medical background or technical expertise.
    HackForHealth is a cancer-focused hackathon organized by the diverse team of researchers, physicians, students, and patients behind CancerBase -- a digital tool for cancer patients to securely track and share their medical data, powering research into the progression and treatment of cancer. We hope that you can join us from April 7-9 to interact with members of the cancer community and hack together solutions to help them, whether it be an app, website, gadget, or sketch. Projects will be judged by representatives from the National Cancer Institute. The prizes include cash and internship opportunities.

    Register today and let-'s beat cancer together!


    To learn more about HackForHealth, please attended one of our information sessions:

    UPC: March 8th, 2017 - 6pm at THH 202
    HSC: March 15th, 2017 - 6pm at NRT LG 503

    More Information: H4Hposter final.pdf

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Ryan Rozan