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  • Guest Speaker Series: "Learning from the Pandemic to Improve Healthcare"

    Thu, Aug 12, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Andy Lee, MD, LA County Department of Health Services; Mark Graban, MBA, MS, author and consultant; Steve Roey, MD, Sutter Health; Dennis Deas, Vice President, Sutter Health, Moderated by Sonali Saluja, MD, MPH.

    Talk Title: The Role of Performance Improvement.

    Abstract: Health system faced tremendous challenges with improving quality and safety during the pandemic. The lessons learned and revised methods will serve as a resource for future healthcare operations.

    Host: The Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Gehr Family Center at the Keck School of Medicine, and the Price School of Public Policy.

    More Info: Follow link to register for event: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_F5NCbL-MQiKgP63JghiVsg

    More Information: Learning from the Pandemic to Improve Healthcare.pdf

    Location: Online/Zoom

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • NEW MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Thu, Aug 12, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    We hope you enjoyed yesterday's orientation! If you have any questions, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to new students directly.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • NL Seminar-Fair Comparisons and Fundamental Ideas for Open Vocabulary Generative Language and Translation Models

    Thu, Aug 12, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Sabrina Mielke, Johns Hopkins Univ

    Talk Title: Fair Comparisons and Fundamental Ideas for Open-Vocabulary Generative Language and Translation Models

    Series: NL Seminar

    Abstract: REMINDER Meeting hosts only admit guests that they know to the Zoom meeting. Hence, you're highly encouraged to use your USC account to sign into Zoom. If you're an outside visitor, please inform nlg DASH seminar DASH admin2 AT isi.edu beforehand so we'll be aware of your attendance and let you in.
    ABSTRACT:
    How can we fairly compare the performance of generative language and translation models on multiple languages? We will see how to use probabilistic and information theory based measures, first to evaluate monolingual open vocabulary language models by total bits and then, considering the case of Translationese, pondering the meaning of information and how to use it to compare machine translation models. In both cases, we get a little glimpse at what linguistic and non-linguistic factors might make languages easier or harder for models. The last part of the talk will if time permits propose some somewhat opinionated guidelines for open-vocabulary language modeling, and show work in progress in taxonomizing tokenization methods and the literature around open vocabulary modeling.


    Biography: Sabrina is a PhD student at the Johns Hopkins University and a part-time research intern at HuggingFace, currently researching open vocabulary language modeling for unit discovery in a variety of typologically varying languages. While her pre PhD work focused on formal language theory applied to parsing and translation, during her PhD she published on morphology, fair language model comparison, stochastic romanization at Google AI, and metacognition and calibration for chatbots at Facebook AI Research, co organized workshops and shared tasks around morphology and typology, and is currently involved in the BigScience summer of large language models workshop.

    Host: Jon May and Mozhdeh Gheini

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

    Webcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIP8XMCtHuM

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual Only

    WebCast Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIP8XMCtHuM

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

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  • DEN@Viterbi - 'Limited Status: How to Get Started' Virtual Info Session

    Thu, Aug 12, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join USC Viterbi for our upcoming Limited Status: How to Get Started Virtual Information Session via WebEx to learn about the Limited Status enrollment option. The Limited Status enrollment option allows individuals with an undergraduate degree in engineering or related field, with a 3.0 GPA or above to take courses before applying for formal admission into a Viterbi graduate degree program.

    USC Viterbi representatives will provide a step-by-step guide for how to get started as a Limited Status student and enroll in courses online via DEN@Viterbi as early as the Fall 2021 semester.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e013c8b7c778122d82c25653437836e70

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • NEW MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Thu, Aug 12, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    We hope you enjoyed yesterday's orientation! If you have any questions, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to new students directly.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Aug 12, 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.

    Register here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Aug 12, 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.

    Register here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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