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  • NVIDIA Fundamentals of Accelerated Data Science with RAPIDS, Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Wed, Aug 25, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Presented in collaboration with the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute. Developers will learn how to build and execute end-to-end GPU-accelerated data science workflows that enable them to quickly explore, iterate, and get their work into production. Using the RAPIDS accelerated data science libraries, developers will apply a wide variety of GPU-accelerated machine learning algorithms, including XGBoost, cuGRAPH's single-source shortest path, and cuML's KNN, DBSCAN, and logistic regression to perform data analysis at scale. Free to USC students, faculty, and staff - please register with your USC email address. Register here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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

    Wed, Aug 25, 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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  • Repeating EventKCLC Welcome Week Workshops

    Wed, Aug 25, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Hello Trojans!
    Are you looking for assistance on how to best adjust to the return to campus, improve your social skills, cultivate time management skills, and alleviate stress? Come to our workshops and Drop-in hours hosted by the USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity. No reservation or appointment is required for our general workshops and drop-ins.

    KCLC will be hosting Welcome Week workshops on Returning to Campus and Time Management. Starting in September, the workshops will have a weekly theme of time management, reading strategies, stress management or test-taking. The workshops will be interactive with great tips and resources.

    The Drop-in hours, where you can meet with an academic coach to discuss learning strategies will start the second full week of the semester Monday-Friday. Please note: these may be held in a group format depending on staff availability and demand.

    For more information, see the attached flyers with dates and times. We have also attached a semester calendar and created a Student Success zip file as you prepare to start the semester.

    If you are interested in learning more about weekly academic coaching, email us at kortschakcenter@usc.edu for additional information.

    KCLC will have more events throughout the semester and you can check out the most up to date workshop and drop-in schedule on their website


    More Information: Fall 2021 Welcome Week Workshops.pdf

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Aug 25, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


    Bi-Weekly regular faculty meeting for invited full-time Computer Science faculty only. Event details emailed directly to attendees.

    Location: TBD

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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

    Wed, Aug 25, 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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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Aug 25, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Amartya Banerjee, UCLA

    Talk Title: Symmetry, Deformations and the Search for Unprecedented Materials from First Principles

    Abstract: The mathematical framework of Objective Structures generalizes ideas associated with crystals to atomic/molecular configurations with non-periodic symmetries. Some of the most widely studied structures in materials science, biology and nano-technology can be described as objective structures. The list of objective structures includes nano-tubes, nano-ribbons, buckyballs, tail sheaths and capsids of viruses, many common proteins, graphene and phosphorene sheets as well as molecular bilayers. The presence of high degrees of symmetry in objective structures makes them likely to be associated with remarkable material properties (particularly, collective material properties such as ferromagnetism, ferroelectricity and superconductivity) and their departure from the bulk phase makes them likely to demonstrate such properties in manners that are otherwise unavailable in crystalline systems.

    A systematic study of objective structures is likely to lead to the discovery of unprecedented materials. At the same time, formulation and implementation of theoretical and computational methods specifically designed for studying objective structures, is likely to lead to the development of new simulation methodologies in nano-mechanics and materials science.

    Following these lines of thought, we have been developing Objective Density Functional Theory (Objective DFT) -“ a suite of rigorously formulated quantum mechanical theories and numerical algorithms for carrying out ab initio simulation studies of objective structures. Objective DFT is intended to be a natural extension of the traditional Periodic Density Functional Theory method for studying crystalline systems, just as objective structures are a natural generalization of periodic structures. In this talk, I will describe some of the principal mathematical ideas and algorithmic techniques behind Objective DFT, as well as some of the key features and capabilities of this novel computational tool. Additionally, I will highlight how Objective DFT allows the non-periodic symmetries associated with objective structures to be exploited, to investigate non-uniform deformation modes in various nano-materials, from first principles.

    Finally, I will discuss some of the many applications that have sprouted from the development of Objective DFT. These include (but are not limited to) the use of the computational packages developed in this work to study the mechanical stability and optical properties of nano-clusters, nano-ribbons and nano-tubes (with potential applications to energy materials and nano-structured meta-materials), ab initio studies of the mechanical and electronic properties of nano-beams, nano-tubes and various 2D materials, as well as the investigation of functional nano-materials with strongly correlated electronic states (with potential applications to the development of novel sensors and quantum hardware materials).

    Biography: Amartya Banerjee leads the Ab Initio Simulations Laboratory at UCLA, and is an Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering. His research interests include first principles calculations, simulations of energy, quantum and biological materials, mechanics of materials and structures, applications of symmetry principles, multi-scale methods, numerical analysis and scientific computation. Dr. Banerjee obtained his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics from the University of Minnesota in 2013. He also holds M.S. degrees in Mathematics, and Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics from the University of Minnesota. He received his undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 2007. Prior to joining UCLA in 2019, he held postdoctoral appointments at the Computational Research Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and at the University of Minnesota.

    Dr. Banerjee has held visitor positions at the Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics, University of Bonn, Germany and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Minneapolis, USA. He has received several awards and travel grants (including the John A. & Jane Dunning Copper Fellowship from the University of Minnesota and the US Junior Oberwolfach Fellowship), and has delivered invited presentations at numerous prestigious research laboratories and universities.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09

    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 202

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Viterbi Impact Program Information Session

    Wed, Aug 25, 2021 @ 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs, Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    University Calendar


    Interested in volunteering? Want to learn about ways you can make a difference within the LA community? The Viterbi Impact Program (VIP) participants play an important role in bringing engineering to the community, as they work as partners with local schools and organizations.

    Come out to our information session to learn more!

    #welcometoviterbi #viterbilife

    Location: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96427463491

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Viterbi Mandarin Welcome and Info Session

    Wed, Aug 25, 2021 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    University Calendar


    THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR NEW VITERBI GRADUATE STUDENTS.

    你好&欢迎 Learn more about the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Trojan Family in this session, presented completely in Mandarin. Come and join the discussion to discover more about USC!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Juli Legat

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