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

    Thu, Aug 19, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Motz Feinberg, VP Supply Chain, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Christopher Gopal, PhD, Strategic Solutions Advisor, OCX Cognition; Jeff Smith, MD, JD, MMM, EVP, Hospital Operations & COO, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, CEO, Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey, Moderated by David Belson, PhD.

    Talk Title: Supply Chains and How the Pandemic Improved Healthcare.

    Abstract: Supply chains and distribution systems were overwhelmed during the pandemic. New and better engineered systems developed for all type of healthcare providers will hopefully replace traditional practices.

    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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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Thu, Aug 19, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Sciecne

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  • NL Seminar-1.Leveraging Abstract Meaning Representations to Amplify the Semantic Information Captured in Transformer Models 2. Improving Multilingual Encoder With Contrastive Objective and Luna

    Thu, Aug 19, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: 1.Shira Wein 2. Leo Zeyu Liu, ISI Interns

    Talk Title: 1.Leveraging Abstract Meaning Representations to Amplify the Semantic Information Captured in Transformer Models 2. Improving Multilingual Encoder With Contrastive Objective and Luna

    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.

    SHIRA WEIN
    Though state of the art language models perform well on a variety of natural language processing tasks, these models are not exposed to explicit semantic information. We propose that language models ability to capture semantic information can be improved through the inclusion of explicit semantic information in the form of meaning representations, thus improving performance on select downstream tasks. We discuss potential ways to incorporate meaning representations and present our preliminary results.

    LEO ZEYU LIU
    Transformers has been successfully adapted to multilingual pretraining. With only token level losses like masked language model, transformer encoder could produce good token and sentence representations. We propose to explicitly impose sentence level objectives using contrastive learning to further improve multilingual encoder. Furthermore, we also propose to merge this modification with what a new transformer architecture, Luna, could offer disentanglement between token and sentence representations. We will also discuss ways to evaluate the models and present our experimental progress.


    Biography: Shira Wein is an intern at ISI and a third year Ph.D. student at Georgetown University, working on semantic representations and multilingual cross lingual applications. Her previous work centers around L2 corpora, Abstract Meaning Representations, and information extraction from design documents, which she published on while interning at the Jet Propulsion Lab. Prior to starting her Ph.D., Shira was an undergraduate at Lafayette College, where she received a B.S. in Computer Science and B.A. in Spanish.


    Leo Zeyu Liu is a Master student in Computer Science at the University of Washington, advised by Noah A. Smith and Shane Steinert Threlkeld. His research aims at interpretability, pretraining, and intersection between NLP and Linguistics. He completed his bachelor in Computer Science at the University of Washington.

    Host: Jon May and Mozhdeh Gheini

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

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93331739032

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93331739032

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

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  • USC Viterbi New Student Welcome

    Thu, Aug 19, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    Receptions & Special Events


    Welcome to Viterbi! We are excited to meet you this Fall, and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming Welcome Experience event!

    Location: E-Quad

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Thu, Aug 19, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Aug 19, 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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