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Events for April 15, 2021

  • Career & Internship Boot Camp: Resume & Cover Letters

    Thu, Apr 15, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    Need a job or internship?

    Attend Boot Camp to receive practical tools for the job and internship search.

    Your resume and cover letter are often an employer's first impression of you, but how much of an impression are you really making? Information in this workshop will cover:

    - Myth-busting some of the most common misconceptions about resumes and cover letters.
    - The anatomy of a cover letter.
    - How to tailor your resume in five easy steps.
    - Practical tools you can use to improve your resume and apply to jobs more efficiently.

    To Register: Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Workshops

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Skill-Building For Success: Reading Strategies

    Thu, Apr 15, 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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    Posted By: KCLC

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  • Career & Internship Boot Camp: Job & Internship Search

    Thu, Apr 15, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    Need a job or internship?

    Attend Boot Camp to receive practical tools for the job and internship search.

    Your job and internship search can often be a daunting task. How do you get started? Are you running into barriers? What resources are actually helpful? Information in this workshop will cover:

    - Myth-busting some of the most common misconceptions about the job and internship search.
    - Creating a job search plan and outreach strategy.
    - How to search virtually anywhere.
    - Practical tools you can use to help you work smarter rather than harder & track results.

    To Register: Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Workshops

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • NL SEMINAR-Universal linguistic inductive biases via meta learning

    Thu, Apr 15, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: R. Thomas McCoy, JHU

    Talk Title: Universal linguistic inductive biases via meta learning

    Series: NL Seminar

    Abstract: Despite their impressive scores on NLP leaderboards, current neural models fall short of humans in two major ways. They require massive amounts of training data, and they generalize poorly to novel types of examples. To address these problems, we propose an approach for giving targeted linguistic inductive biases to a model, where inductive biases are factors that affect how a learner generalizes. Our approach imparts inductive biases using meta learning, a procedure through which the model discovers how to acquire new languages more quickly via exposure to many possible languages. By controlling the properties of the languages used during meta learning, we can control the inductive biases that meta learning imparts. Using a case study from phonology, we show how this approach enables faster learning and more robust generalization.

    Biography: Tom McCoy is a PhD student in the Johns Hopkins Cognitive Science department, advised by Tal Linzen and Paul Smolensky. He studies the linguistic abilities of neural networks, focusing on inductive biases the topic of this talk as well as compositional structure: How can neural networks use their continuous vector representations to encode phrases and sentences?

    Host: Jon May and Mozhdeh Gheini

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

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99182081995

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual Only

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99182081995

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Petet Zamar

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  • Spotlight Series: Biomedical Engineering w/ Prof Shung

    Thu, Apr 15, 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 webinar with Prof. Shung who will highlight the Biomedical Engineering master's degree programs. The webinar is intended for prospective master's degree students and will discuss program details, USC Viterbi's DEN@Viterbi online delivery option, admission requirements, FAQs and more!

    Register Today!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e322077e30415c456ca994c700234c375

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Creativity in the Time of COVID

    Thu, Apr 15, 2021 @ 12:30 PM - 01:20 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Professors Dashiell-Sparks and Elefano, and Dr. Miller, Professor

    Talk Title: Creativity in the Time of COVID

    Host: Dr. Quade French

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/94398598467

    More Information: Creativity Panel Flyer.pdf

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/94398598467

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Cory Nelson

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  • Career & Internship Boot Camp: Networking

    Thu, Apr 15, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    Need a job or internship?

    Attend Boot Camp to receive practical tools for the job and internship search.

    It is important to learn how to network and develop meaningful contacts with industry professionals to improve your job search and career development. Information in this workshop will cover:

    - Myth-busting some of the most common misconceptions about networking.
    - Discussing the many ways to network, including virtual networking
    - How to start and end a conversation.
    - How to build professional contacts and relationships.

    To Register: Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Workshops

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Online Drop-In

    Thu, Apr 15, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    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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    Posted By: KCLC

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Thu, Apr 15, 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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    Posted By: USC Computer Science

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  • Career & Internship Boot Camp: Interview Preparation

    Thu, Apr 15, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    Need a job or internship?

    Attend Boot Camp to receive practical tools for the job and internship search.

    Your resume will get you an interview, but your interview will land you the job. Learn strategies and techniques to ace your interview. Information in this workshop will cover:

    - Myth-busting some of the most common misconceptions about who gets the job.
    - Discussing the many ways to interview, including virtual interviewing.
    - How to create an interview strategy.
    - Learning what hiring managers and recruiters consider during the interview process.

    To Register: Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Workshops

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Demetrios Christodoulides, Thursday, April 15th at 2:30pm via Zoom

    Thu, Apr 15, 2021 @ 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Demetrios Christodoulides, CREOL-The College of Optics & Photonics University of Central Florida

    Talk Title: Symmetries, quantum analogies and thermodynamics in optics and photonics

    Abstract: The prospect of judiciously using symmetries and quantum analogies has been actively pursued in recent years as a means to control the flow of light. In this talk, we will show that by harnessing notions from quantum field theories like parity-time symmetry and supersymmetry, it is possible to synthesize novel structures and devices with counter-intuitive properties and functionalities. Quantum inspired accelerating optical wavepackets like Airy beams with applications in microscopy, extreme nonlinear optics, and biology will be discussed. Finally, a thermodynamic theory of highly multimoded nonlinear optical systems will be presented.

    Biography: Demetrios Christodoulides is the Cobb Family Endowed Chair and Pegasus Professor of Optics at CREOL-the College of Optics and Photonics of the University of Central Florida. He received his Ph.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1986 and he subsequently joined Bellcore as a post-doctoral fellow. Between 1988 and 2002 he was with the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Lehigh University. His research interests include linear and nonlinear optical beam interactions, synthetic optical materials, optical solitons, and quantum electronics. He has authored and co-authored more than 430 papers. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and the American Physical Society. He is the recipient of the 2011 Wood Prize and 2018 Max Born Award of OSA.

    Host: ECE-Electrophysics

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96751416096?pwd=NHVrbi9KeUF5NitHSlJ3eWphQW0zQT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Marilyn Poplawski

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  • Career & Internship Boot Camp: Evaluating Job Offers

    Thu, Apr 15, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    Need a job or internship?

    Attend Boot Camp to receive practical tools for the job and internship search.

    Is negotiating your salary easier than you think? Information in this workshop will cover:

    - Identifying the basic elements of evaluating a job offer
    - What is typically included in a hiring package.
    - Creating a strategy to negotiate a job offer.

    To Register: Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Workshops

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventVienna Ab initio Simulation Package Workshop Series

    Thu, Apr 15, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Presented by: USC Center for Advanced Research Computing

    These hands-on oriented workshops are targeted towards undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students who wish to use Density Functional Theory (DFT) methods in their research. The aim is to teach the basics of ab initio atomistic materials simulation using the Vienna Ab initio Simulation Package (VASP) plane-wave pseudopotential code. This ongoing workshop is currently running on Thursdays during the Spring 2021 semester.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97495923628?pwd=aWlGOWs2WEUwa2hReXJ1c1RRTmNXQT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Apr 15, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 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 high school 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

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • ECE Admitted Student Faculty Roundtable

    Thu, Apr 15, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 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 Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) 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/ece-roundtable

    Audiences: Admitted Students

    Posted By: Michael Cox

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  • DEN@Viterbi Q&A Chat w/ Alumni

    Thu, Apr 15, 2021 @ 06:00 PM - 06:45 PM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join USC Viterbi School of Engineering for a Q&A chat session with DEN@Viterbi alumni and USC Viterbi representatives. Prospective online (DEN@Viterbi) graduate engineering and computer science students can ask about how USC Viterbi's online delivery works, details on our 40+ online graduate engineering or computer science programs, how to get started, the DEN@viterbi student experience and more!

    Register Today!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e353971707ca5e7d1193d0a61786dd56f

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Corporate & Professional Programs

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