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Events for July 14, 2020

  • MSCE Advanced Design & Construction Technology Online Information Session

    Tue, Jul 14, 2020 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Do you have a passion to influence the design and engineering of the built environment? Excited to use new technologies to create innovative and sustainable solutions?

    Join Associate Professor Dr. David Gerber in USC Viterbi's upcoming webinar about its latest, multi-disciplinary Master's program: Civil Engineering - Advanced Design and Construction Technology.

    Students who have earned or are in the process of earning a Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, or any engineering-related discipline are welcome to attend to learn more about applying to this program.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    Register here!
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    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6d6252308b4add0488ddd5461fd7db90

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jessica Viterbi Admission & Student Engagement

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  • PhD Defense - Alana Shine

    Tue, Jul 14, 2020 @ 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM

    Computer Science

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    PhD Defense - Alana Shine
    Tues, Jul 14, 2020
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Ph.D. Defense - Alana Shine 7/14 3:30 pm Generative graph models subject to global similarity

    Ph.D. Candidate: Alana Shine
    Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Committee: David Kempe (chair), Aram Galstyan, Xiang Ren, Kayla de la Haye
    Title: Generative graph models subject to global similarity
    Zoom: https://usc.zoom.us/j/8333742899

    Abstract:
    This thesis explores how to build generative graph models subject to global features in order to capture connectivity structure. Generative graph models sample from sets of "similar" graphs according to a probability distribution and are important for simulation studies, anomaly detection, and characterizing properties of real world graphs in areas such as social science and network design. The vague notion of generating "similar" graphs has prompted a vast quantity of generative graph models that define similarity according to various graph features. Graph features used include degree distribution, motif counts, and high-level community structure. Typically, these features are local: the property can be segmented into parts with each part being computed entirely from its own subgraph. For example, node degrees. Instead, this work analyzes graph generation subject to global features that require the entire graph to compute. This thesis focuses on global features that capture connectivity because they are critical in determining how information/diseases spread on graphs and simulations of information/disease spread is a prominent application of generative graph models.


    A large class of generative graph models are built from a single real world "target" graph and its features. This thesis presents three new generative graph models that target global similarity through matching (1) connectivity across cuts, (2) random walk behavior, and (3) eigenvalues of the symmetric normalized Laplacian matrix. All three of these global graph features are related to a widely used notion of graph connectivity called conductance. We observe on a number of real world target graphs that the global generative graph models perform superior to benchmark generative graph models on a number of similarity objectives.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/8333742899

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Jul 14, 2020 @ 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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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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