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  • Repeating EventKCLC Skill-Building For Success: Reading Strategies

    Wed, Apr 14, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    KCLC Skill-Building Workshop Series

    The mission of the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) is to apply and engage in research and training to serve individuals with diverse learning needs and to empower students to reach their full academic and creative potential.

    For this week's Reading Strategies: Acquire strategies for how to complete your course readings effectively and improve comprehension.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95019147813

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: KCLC

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  • Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things and Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar

    Wed, Apr 14, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Kuldeep Meel, Department of Computer Science, School of Computing at National University of Singapore

    Talk Title: Scalable Functional Synthesis: The Child of Perfect Marriage between Machine Learning and Formal Methods

    Series: Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things

    Abstract: Don't we all dream of the perfect assistant whom we can just tell what to do, and the assistant can figure out how to accomplish the tasks? Formally, given a specification F(X, Y) over the set of input variables X and output variables Y, we want the assistant, aka functional synthesis engine, to design a function G such that (X, Y=G(X)) satisfies F. Functional synthesis has been studied for over 150 years, dating back to Boole in 1850s and yet scalability remains a core challenge. Motivated by progress in machine learning, we design a new algorithmic framework, Manthan, which views functional synthesis as a classification problem, relying on advances in constrained sampling for data generation, and advances in automated reasoning for a novel proof-guided refinement and provable verification. On an extensive and rigorous evaluation over 609 benchmarks, we demonstrate that Manthan significantly improves upon the current state of the art. The significant performance improvements, along with our detailed analysis, highlights several interesting avenues of future work at the intersection of machine learning, constrained sampling, and automated reasoning.

    Biography: Kuldeep Meel is the Sung Kah Kay Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department of the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore where he also holds the President's Young Professorship. His research interests lie at the intersection of Formal Methods and Artificial Intelligence. He is a recipient of the 2019 NRF Fellowship for AI and was named AI's 10 to Watch by IEEE Intelligent Systems in 2020. His work received the 2018 Ralph Budd Award for Best PhD Thesis in Engineering, 2014 Outstanding Masters Thesis Award from Vienna Center of Logic and Algorithms and Best Student Paper Award at CP 2015. He received his Ph.D. (2017) and M.S. (2014) degree from Rice University, and B. Tech. (with Honors) degree (2012) in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

    Host: pierluigi Nuzzo, nuzzo@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Qk4-7AthThudso7LXs2OiA

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Qk4-7AthThudso7LXs2OiA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Online Drop-In

    Wed, Apr 14, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    KCLC Online Drop-In

    The mission of the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) is to apply and engage in research and training to serve individuals with diverse learning needs and to empower students to reach their full academic and creative potential.

    All students welcome! No RSVP needed!

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92571867937

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: KCLC

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  • DEN@Viterbi - Online Graduate Engineering Virtual Information Session

    Wed, Apr 14, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 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=e23fc582033c06db94818bac1f2f2d191

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Apr 14, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


    Bi-Weekly regular faculty meeting for invited full-time Computer Science faculty only. Event details emailed directly to attendees.

    Location: TBD

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Internship for Credit Course, ENGR 395 Information Session

    Wed, Apr 14, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Undergraduate students, are you interested in receiving technical elective credit for your internship? Do you need to complete the CPT application and need to enroll in an internship course for credit? Join Career Connections to learn more about the internship for credit course, ENGR 395. We will discuss qualifications, application materials, and course requirements. We hope to see you there.

    Access workshop through Viterbi Career Gateway >> Events >> Workshops

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: All Viterbi Undergraduate Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Wed, Apr 14, 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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  • Info Session: ENGR 345 Principle and Practices of Global Innovation

    Wed, Apr 14, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Workshops & Infosessions


    ENGR 345 Principle and Practices of Global Innovations is a global class using the classroom-without-border platform and learning-from-diversity pedagogy. Students will study the dynamic lifecycle of technology innovation in competitive global market with classmates from multiple universities around the world. Students can build your global competence and network without leaving campus.

    The course is 3 units and is open to all USC majors and USC schools. It can be taken as a free elective course or as an approved elective course if approved by your advisor.

    Join our info session in Microsoft Teams to learn more about the course and get your questions answered at tinyurl.com/ipodiainfo.

    More Information: General Fall 2021 iPodia Course Flyer.pdf

    Location: Microsoft Teams: tinyurl.com/ipodiainfo

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi iPodia Program

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  • CEE Admitted Student Faculty Roundtable

    Wed, Apr 14, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Are you a recently admitted USC Viterbi student? Join us for this discussion with professors from the Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) department. Your faculty hosts will discuss their own academic background, an introduction to the discipline, degree curriculum, research areas, jobs after graduation, and more. The event will wrap up with an audience Q&A.

    Registration is required for this admitted student event: https://applyto.usc.edu/register/cee-roundtable

    Audiences: Admitted Students

    Contact: Michael Cox

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Apr 14, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Nina Balke , Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Talk Title: A Nanoscale View on Electromechanical Phenomena

    Abstract: The ability to transform electrical energy into mechanical energy and vice versa is the foundation to many technologies in the area of information and energy, such as sensors, piezotronics, energy harvesting, piezoelectric, electrochemical, and polymer actuators, and artificial muscles. Despite the importance of electromechanical phenomena and numerous applications, fundamental interdisciplinary studies needed to understand, and control electromechanical phenomena on the nanoscale are lacking. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is well suited to measure local volume changes in the picometer range and has a lateral resolution of 10s of nanometer which makes this an ideal technique to address electromechanical phenomena on the nanoscale. Despite the technical advances and the development of new SPM-based characterization techniques, the quantification of functional material parameters based on electromechanical phenomena is still elusive. The lack of quantitative and accurate measurement can also lead to the misinterpretation of relevant material physics. Only if quantitative material parameters can be extracted, can a correlation of nanoscale structure-function relationships be derived, and AFM can be integrated with techniques probing smaller or larger length and time scales as well as theoretical efforts for a full information integration across different disciplines. I will give an overview over which electromechanical phenomena can be probed quantitatively including electro-chemo-mechanical coupling to understand local electrochemical reactions and processes in electrochemical capacitors. Then I will talk in depth about AFM and ferroelectric materials and how the quantitative measurement of piezoelectric material properties led to the discovery of layered 2D van der Waals ferroelectrics with highly unusual material properties and functionalities based on the presence of four polar phases and high ion conductivity. These materials demonstrate, for the first time, how physical order parameter can be controlled by ionic degrees of freedom which will open new concepts for functional heterostructures and electronic devices.

    Biography: Nina Balke received her Ph.D in Materials Sciences from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, in 2006. After being a Feodor-Lynen fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation at the University of California in Berkeley she became a research staff at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2010. She is specialized in nanoscale characterization of electromechanical effects and electro-chemo-mechanical coupling using atomic force microscopy in oxides and vdW layered materials. Her scientific focus includes ferroelectrics, dielectrics, and energy storage materials as well as in-situ characterization of solid-liquid interfaces.



    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92982374143

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92982374143

    Location: Online event

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92982374143

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Repeating EventCP2K: Running Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations

    Wed, Apr 14, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Presented by: USC Center for Advanced Research Computing

    An introduction to computational tools implemented within the CP2K program package. The most standard methods as well as some of the more advanced features will be introduced by overviews of background theory and through examples of application, while encouraging modular, flexible, and problem-oriented thinking. Recurring topics in the workshop are the scaling of algorithms, the combination of different levels of theory and of sampling, and tools and strategies for the analysis of results. This ongoing workshop is currently running on Wednesdays during the Spring 2021 semester.

    Location: Zoom

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYude2rrTgpE9x5UfcFT-A43bnb0bge6mXQ?_x_zm_rtaid=xZh9bx0ZQj2HvOQk_K22MQ.1617059562291.996419a413f45cbe5cd4cba5bd6ed61c&_x_zm_rhtaid=83

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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