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Events for August 13, 2020

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

    Thu, Aug 13, 2020 @ 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    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 2020 semester.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7962d044e71c7c2bd25503581ed1edef

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Repeating EventM.S. Group Advisement

    Thu, Aug 13, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This optional group advisement session is for new and continuing M.S. Computer Science students and M.S. students in our Data Science Programs. Access instructions will be emailed to students prior to the session.

    Location: Zoom

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92220006953

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Ryan Rozan

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  • NL SEMINAR Improving Dialogue Agents with a Social Dimension and Understanding Monolingual Pre-Training for Bilingual Models

    Thu, Aug 13, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Naitian Zhou and Omar Shaikh , ISI interns

    Talk Title: Improving Dialogue Agents with a Social Dimension and Understanding Monolingual Pre-Training for Bilingual Models

    Abstract: Naitian Zhou

    TITLE Improving Dialogue Agents with a Social Dimension

    The dialogue problem is challenging because a proper response must be conditioned on many different factors: knowledge about the language, knowledge about the world, knowledge about self, and knowledge about the speaker, to name a few. Prior research has focused on language modeling and "persona" modeling, encoding facts about the dialogue agent. In this project, I try to focus on an alternative dimension to dialogue: how do we condition the way we converse, based on our understanding of ourselves and our social relationship with our dialogue partner?

    Omar Shaikh

    TITLE Understanding Monolingual Pre Training for Bilingual Models

    Monolingual embeddings from models like BERT are known to help on a variety of downstream tasks in a straightforward way. Usually, these embeddings are plug and play initializing models with BERT embeddings or using them as input representations result in increased model performance. However, supervised NMT tasks do not appear to benefit equally from traditional pretraining methods. We explore what makes NMT bilingual and BERT LM monolingual representations different on several probing tasks, and why certain training methods succeed in extracting performance from BERT embeddings from NMT tasks.


    Biography: 1. Naitian Zhou is a rising junior at the University of Michigan studying computer science and data science. His interests include computational social science and natural language processing.

    2. Omar is a Summer 2020 intern with Dr. Jon May. He is also a rising junior at Georgia Institute of Technology.

    Host: Jon May and Emily Sheng

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

    Webcast: https://youtu.be/QS3NVSbunt8

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual Only

    WebCast Link: https://youtu.be/QS3NVSbunt8

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Petet Zamar

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  • Viterbi Undergraduate New Student Welcome

    Thu, Aug 13, 2020 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Receptions & Special Events


    The annual Viterbi Undergraduate New Student Welcome will be held on August 13th. We welcome Viterbi's incoming first-years and transfer students with an opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and students. This year the Welcome will continue on Friday, August 14th with virtual Welcome Receptions hosted by each academic department.

    For more information: http://viterbiundergrad.usc.edu/welcome-viterbi/

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Aug 13, 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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  • DEN@Viterbi - 'Limited Status: How to Get Started' Virtual Info Session

    Thu, Aug 13, 2020 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 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 2020 semester.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e14e9b06563c9bac7ff83603f42fd3445

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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