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  • CS Colloquium: Alice Xiang (Sony AI) - Algorithmic Fairness and the Law

    Fri, Apr 23, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Alice Xiang, Sony AI

    Talk Title: Algorithmic Fairness and the Law

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: What does it mean for an algorithm or decision-making process to be fair? When making decisions using data, how do we account for historical biases or systemic inequalities? While the algorithmic fairness literature is comparatively nascent, these are questions the law has long grappled with. This talk will provide an overview of the algorithmic fairness literature and connections with anti-discrimination jurisprudence. In particular, this talk will discuss the tension between the use of protected class attributes to mitigate algorithmic bias and the law's preference for efforts to address discrimination that are blind or neutral to protected class attributes. Divergences like this between legal compatibility and technical feasibility are challenges that will need to be addressed in order to deploy algorithmic fairness methods in practice.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Alice Xiang is a Senior Research Scientist at Sony AI, where she leads research on responsible AI. Alice previously worked as the Head of Fairness, Transparency, and Accountability Research at the Partnership on AI, where she led a team of interdisciplinary researchers and a portfolio of multi-stakeholder research initiatives. She also served as a Visiting Scholar at Tsinghua University's Yau Mathematical Sciences Center. She was recognized as one of the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, MIT Tech Review, Fortune, and others, for her work on algorithmic bias and transparency, criminal justice risk assessment tools, and AI ethics. Alice holds a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School, a Master's in Development Economics from Oxford, a Master's in Statistics from Harvard, and a Bachelor's in Economics from Harvard.


    Host: Sirisha Rambhatla (sirishar@usc.edu)

    Webcast: https://viterbi.webex.com/viterbi/j.php?MTID=m5f18c96c4db845b65c22fa7c17d9516c

    Location: Online Webex

    WebCast Link: https://viterbi.webex.com/viterbi/j.php?MTID=m5f18c96c4db845b65c22fa7c17d9516c

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Computer Science Department

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  • KCLC Skill-Building For Success: Stress Management Tips

    Fri, Apr 23, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 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

    Posted By: KCLC

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  • Advanced Manufacturing Seminar

    Fri, Apr 23, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Nathan Crane, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Brigham Young University

    Talk Title: From Promise to Production: Unleashing the Potential of Additive Manufacturing

    Abstract: Additive Manufacturing (AM) burst onto the scene in the 1990s to great excitement about the new approach to product development and revolutionary products it would enable. While the opportunities for rapid prototyping have been largely realized, the ability to additively manufacture production parts has grown much more slowly. This talk will highlight key issues in process knowledge, production speed/quality, quality control, and functionality that hold the keys to broader implementation of AM in production and give examples of recent efforts to address some of these limitations touching on applications in polymers, metals, and printed electronics and compare the current status to biological fabrication methods.

    Biography: Dr. Nathan Crane joined the faculty of the BYU as professor of mechanical engineering in 2018 after 12 years at the University of South Florida. Dr. Crane completed a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005 and earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT in 1998 and 1999 respectively. He has worked in industry (Caldera Engineering and Pratt and Whitney Aircraft) government (Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratories), and academia. He is also associate editor of the Elsevier Additive Manufacturing journal. His interests lay in the areas of design, materials and advanced manufacturing with a particular interest in additive manufacturing (AM) and digital microfluidics. His work focuses on applying material science, mechanical design, and processing science to enable novel manufacturing processes.

    Host: Center for Advanced Manufacturing

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Y5Tl4puUT36axYDkjQaMxw

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Y5Tl4puUT36axYDkjQaMxw

    More Information: Adv Mfg Seminar S21_Nathan Crane.pdf

    Location: Online event

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Y5Tl4puUT36axYDkjQaMxw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Tessa Yao

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  • KCLC Feelin Connected Fridays: Build Your Finals Toolkit

    Fri, Apr 23, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Feelin Connected Fridays 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.

    Join us via Zoom to connect with peers, cope with stress, and discover new interests through meaningful activities!

    For Build Your Finals Toolkit, you learn how to address the physical, cognitive, and emotional aspects of finals in order to finish the semester strong.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: KCLC

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  • Methods for Automating Job Submission

    Fri, Apr 23, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Presented by: USC Center for Advanced Research Computing

    CARC users may find themselves doing repetitive tasks like manually launching jobs, checking their job status, and deciding what kind of jobs to submit based on the results. This workshop covers methods for automating these tasks with tools like job arrays and workflow management software.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98469203772?pwd=emdKNnZjWG8yMW83RFNUcG4rR2R2QT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Online Drop-In

    Fri, Apr 23, 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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