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  • Seminar will be exclusively online (no in-room presentation) - CS Colloquium: Yuxiong Wang (Carnegie Mellon University) - Learning to Learn More with Less

    Thu, Apr 09, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Yuxiong Wang, Carnegie Mellon University

    Talk Title: Learning to Learn More with Less

    Series: CS Colloquium

    Abstract: Understanding how humans and machines learn from few examples remains a fundamental challenge. Humans are remarkably able to grasp a new concept from just few examples, or learn a new skill from just few trials. By contrast, state-of-the-art machine learning techniques typically require thousands of training examples and often break down if the training sample set is too small.

    In this talk, I will discuss our efforts towards endowing visual learning systems with few-shot learning ability. Our key insight is that the visual world is well structured and highly predictable in feature, data, and model spaces. Such structures and regularities enable the systems to learn how to learn new tasks rapidly by reusing previous experience. I will focus on two topics to demonstrate how to leverage this idea of learning to learn, or meta-learning, to address a broad range of few-shot learning tasks: task-oriented generative modeling and meta-learning in model space. I will also discuss some ongoing work towards building machines that are able to operate in highly dynamic and open environments, making intelligent and independent decisions based on limited information.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Yuxiong Wang is a postdoctoral fellow in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He received a Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University under the supervision of Martial Hebert in 2018. His research interests lie in computer vision, machine learning, and robotics, with a particular focus on few-shot learning and meta-learning. He has spent time at Facebook AI Research (FAIR), and has collaborated with researchers in other institutions, including NYU, UIUC, UC Berkeley, Cornell University, INRIA (France), and CSIC-UPC (Spain).

    Host: Ramakant Nevatia

    Location: Seminar will be exclusively online (no in-room presentation)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

  • Viterbi Live - Working Remotely: Lessons I Learned From Space with Garrett Reisman

    Thu, Apr 09, 2020 @ 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Alumni

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Join Garrett Reisman, Professor of Astronautical Engineering at USC and a Senior Advisor at SpaceX, as he shares his insight and experience as an astronaut in our new Viterbi Live Series. He will speak about how the isolation strategies he learned can help us during this time and answer questions from the audience.

    Professor Reisman was selected by NASA as a mission specialist astronaut in 1998. His first mission was aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, which dropped him off for a 95 day mission aboard the International Space Station. He then returned to Earth aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. His second mission was aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis which returned him to the Space Station. During these missions, Professor Reisman performed 3 spacewalks, operated the Space Station Robot Arm, and was a flight engineer aboard the Space Shuttle.

    Please register here: https://viterbilivereisman.eventbrite.com

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Kristy Ly

  • Undergraduate Admission Virtual Information Session

    Thu, Apr 09, 2020 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Our virtual information session is a live presentation from a USC Viterbi admission counselor designed for prospective first-year students and their family members to learn more about the USC Viterbi undergraduate experience.Our session will cover an overview of our undergraduate engineering programs, the application process, and more on student life.Guests will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion toward the end of the session.

    Please register here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Admission

  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Apr 09, 2020 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Shihong Lin, Vanderbilt University

    Talk Title: Energy Efficiency of Desalination

    Abstract: TBA

    Host: Dr. Amy Childress

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) - 209

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes