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  • Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning System Safety Seminar

    Wed, Apr 21, 2021 @ 07:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Archibald McKinlay, Thomas Nield, Jessie Mooberry, William Voss, USC Aviation Safety and Security Program

    Talk Title: Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning System Safety Seminar

    Abstract: Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning is with us today. It is increasing exponentially throughout the systems that serve our national interests and infrastructure. We need to ensure that these AI systems operate within the bounds for which they are designed.

    This one day seminar pre-course presents the processes and standards by which engineers and program managers and senior leadership can ensure that Artificial Intelligence will operate as designed and intended. It introduces the full 4.5 day USC AI/ML course that will be presented in the Fall of 2021. The seminar directly addresses two of the objectives of the DoD AI Educational Strategy of 2020: to "Prioritize AI awareness for senior leaders" and to "Create a cadre of Integrated Product Teams (IPT's)."

    Aerospace and advanced weapon systems are certified for acceptance in accordance with Military Standard 882 (System Safety). This seminar utilizes Mil Std 882 as the basis for the concepts, processes and certification standards that should be used to ensure the safety and integrity of AI/ML systems. The course presents the five levels of autonomy and their corresponding levels of human interface.

    There is no fee. It is a complimentary seminar.

    A full 4.5 day course will be presented in the Fall of 2021. Date not yet specified.

    Contact: scalese@usc.edu

    Seminar presenters will include:
    Archibald McKinlay VI, USC Software Safety
    Thomas Nield, the Nield Consulting Group
    Jesse Mooberry, previous Airbus automated air traffic systems
    William Voss, ICAO, Flight Safety Foundation, FAA

    Host: USC Aviation Safety and Security Program

    More Info: https://viterbi.webex.com/viterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb9b25329063978611eb316a1ce0a4ca8

    Webcast: https://viterbi.webex.com/viterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb9b25329063978611eb316a1ce0a4ca8

    Location: Webex

    WebCast Link: https://viterbi.webex.com/viterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb9b25329063978611eb316a1ce0a4ca8

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Daniel Scalese

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  • Department of Biomedical Engineering Seminar - Yingxiao (Peter) Wang, University of California, San Diego

    Wed, Apr 21, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Yingxiao (Peter) Wang, University of California, San Diego

    Talk Title: Molecular Engineering for Live Cell Imaging and Controllable Genetics in Cancer Immunotherapy

    Host: Kirk Shung

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97723851679?pwd=M2F2WHB3Zzc1TjRFblFyVlB5SU1qZz09

    More Information: Dr. Yingxiao (Peter) Wang's Flier as of April 14.pdf

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Greta Harrison

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Skill-Building For Success: Stress Management Tips

    Wed, Apr 21, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    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 Stress Management Tips: Understand how you experience stress and explore various ways to cope. Application of stress reduction techniques will be practiced!

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: KCLC

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Online Drop-In

    Wed, Apr 21, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 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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  • DEN@Viterbi: How to Apply Virtual Info Session

    Wed, Apr 21, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join USC Viterbi representatives for a step-by-step guide and tips for how to apply for formal admission into a Master's degree or Graduate Certificate program. The session is intended for individuals who wish to pursue a graduate degree program completely online via USC Viterbi's flexible online DEN@Viterbi delivery method.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to connect directly with USC Viterbi representatives and ask questions about the admission process throughout the session.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=ecebf67736702533ef324ac2e72340b2d

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Apr 21, 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

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Spring 2021 Academic Career Mentoring Panel

    Wed, Apr 21, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Doctoral Programs

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Drs. Assad Oberai, Ellis Meng, Lucio Soibelman, and Richard Leahy, USC Viterbi

    Talk Title: Academic Jobs During and Post COVID-19

    Abstract: Join our panel of faculty experts to learn effective strategies for searching for an academic position and how the academic landscape is likely to change as the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Host: Viterbi VASE Office of Doctoral Programs

    More Info: https://viterbigrad.usc.edu/instructional-support/events-workshops/phd-academic-career-mentoring-panel-series/

    Audiences: Ph.D. and Postdoctoral

    Posted By: Tracy Charles

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  • CAIS Seminar: Karen Smilowitz (Northwestern University) - Achieving More Equitable Access to Learning

    Wed, Apr 21, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Karen Smilowitz, Northwestern University

    Talk Title: Achieving More Equitable Access to Learning

    Series: USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS) Seminar Series

    Abstract: Dr. Smilowitz will discuss connections between evolving issues in public education and advances in optimization, computing and geographic information systems, beginning with early work motivated by Supreme Court decisions to desegregate schools. The talk will end with a reflection on current issues facing public school districts, including school busing and return-to-school plans amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ways in which operations research can be part of these discussions.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:

    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ApjNTpveTnOIHvwqbduuAw

    After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Dr. Karen Smilowitz is the James N. and Margie M. Krebs Professor in Industrial Engineering and Management Science at Northwestern University, with a joint appointment in the Operations group at the Kellogg School of Management. Dr. Smilowitz is an expert in modeling and solution approaches for logistics and transportation systems in both commercial and non-profit applications, working with transportation providers, logistics specialists and a range of non-profit organizations. Dr. Smilowitz is the founder of the Northwestern Initiative on Humanitarian and Non-Profit Logistics. She has been instrumental in promoting the use of operations research within the humanitarian and nonprofit sectors through the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the National Academy of Engineering, as well as various media outlets. Dr. Smilowitz is Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Science. Dr. Smilowitz received the Award for the Advancement of Women in OR/MS from INFORMS and led the winning team in the INFORMS Innovative Applications of Analytics Award.


    Host: USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS)

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ApjNTpveTnOIHvwqbduuAw

    Location: Online Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ApjNTpveTnOIHvwqbduuAw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Computer Science Department

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Wed, Apr 21, 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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  • Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things and Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar

    Wed, Apr 21, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Huei Peng , Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Talk Title: Automated Vehicles -- Current Status and Remaining Challenges

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

    Abstract: Automated vehicles are being actively developed and are beginning to appear on production vehicles at a fast pace. In the meantime, self-driving or autonomous vehicles are being introduced in pilot programs in many cities in the US.

    In this talk, the current status of automated vehicles and their remaining challenges will be introduced. We will also introduce some of the research and development work at the University of Michigan.

    Biography: Huei Peng received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. He is now a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He currently serves as the Director of Mcity, which studies connected and autonomous vehicle technologies and promotes their deployment. His research interests include adaptive control and optimal control, with emphasis on their applications to vehicular and transportation systems. His current research focuses include design and control of electrified vehicles, and connected/automated vehicles.

    In the last 10 years, he was involved in the design of several military and civilian concept vehicles, including FTTS, FMTV, Eaton/Fedex, and Super-HUMMWV--for both electric and hydraulic hybrid concepts. He served as the US Director of the DOE sponsored Clean Energy Research Center--Clean Vehicle Consortium, which supports more than 30 research projects related to the development of clean vehicles. He has more than 300 technical publications, including 150 in referred journals and transactions and four books. Huei Peng has been an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is both an SAE fellow and an ASME Fellow.


    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

    Posted By: Talyia White

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  • CHE Admitted Student Faculty Roundtable

    Wed, Apr 21, 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 Chemical Engineering (CHE) department. Your faculty hosts will discuss their own academic backgrounds, 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/che-roundtable

    Audiences: Admitted Students

    Posted By: Michael Cox

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Apr 21, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Ashley Bucsek, University of Michigan

    Talk Title: Probing Phase Transformations and Twinning Across Length Scales Using 3D X-Ray Microscopy

    Abstract: Advanced materials are broadly defined as innovative materials that have atypical sizes, microstructures, and responses. These atypical characteristics enable major, previously impossible technological breakthroughs, yet many advanced materials owe their desirable properties to complex underlying micromechanics including twinning, detwinning, and martensitic phase transformations. Establishing the relationships between these local micromechanics and macroscopic material behavior is critical to accelerating the implementation of advanced materials. Toward these goals, we utilize modern 3D X-ray diffraction techniques that offer the capability to measure the deformation and microstructure evolution inside bulk materials, in situ, and across nine orders of magnitude in length scales (nm to mm). Measured quantities include the 3D microstructure map and spatially-resolved crystallographic orientation, elastic strain tensor, and phase fraction. These techniques can be used to simultaneously measure local microstructure events and the consequent macroscopic response, resulting in a tool uniquely suited for linking local micromechanics to material behavior. These capabilities will be illustrated using a number of research examples involving twinning and phase-transforming materials, using nickel-titanium shape memory alloys as a model material system. Ongoing and future work will also be discussed, including the development of a first-of-its kind laboratory-scale instrument to conduct 3D X-ray diffraction experiments in-house.

    Biography: Ashley Bucsek is an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Previously, she was a President's Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota and a visiting scientist on beamline ID06 at the ESRF. She holds an MS and PhD from Colorado School of Mines and a BSE from the University of Wyoming. Bucsek's research combines 3D X-ray diffraction microscopy with micromechanical theory to study deformation and microstructure evolution in structural and functional materials. She is a regular user at the APS, CHESS, and the ESRF and is currently developing a laboratory-scale high energy diffraction microscopy microscope. Bucsek is also a board member on the ASM International Organization on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies, an editorial advisory board member of the Shape Memory and Superelasticity journal, an APS Imaging/Microbeam proposal review panel member, and a member of the DOE-funded PRISMS Center,

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95540575323

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95540575323

    Location: Online event

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95540575323

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Tessa Yao

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  • Repeating EventCP2K: Running Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations

    Wed, Apr 21, 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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    Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • ITP Guest Lecture: Finance in Technology Companies

    Wed, Apr 21, 2021 @ 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Steven Edwards, Former EY Partner, and current partner @ RSM US LLP

    Talk Title: Technology Company Finance, What does it mean to you?

    Abstract: Steven Edwards, a former EY Partner, and current partner @ RSM US LLP, is giving us a guest lecture about Finance in Technology Companies.
    Steve will provide a general overview and role-specific angle of view looking at technology company finances. This will benefit students in all types of roles stepping into the industry.

    You MUST use your USC Login to attend this guest lecture. The lecture session might be recorded; The Q&A section will NOT be recorded to protect students' questions and privacy.

    Host: USC Information Technology Program

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99936569112?pwd=QWNTWnZQTnhyQVhDVi9pQzN3MFZ5UT09

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99936569112?pwd=QWNTWnZQTnhyQVhDVi9pQzN3MFZ5UT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Bo Wang

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