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Events for August 26, 2021

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

    Thu, Aug 26, 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

    Thu, Aug 26, 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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  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Aug 26, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Birendra Jha, Viterbi School, Department of Petroleum Engineering

    Talk Title: Characterization of Transport in Stress-sensitive Aquifers

    Abstract: Push-pull tracer tests are often used in groundwater engineering to characterize properties and processes in aquifers, e.g., using the tracer residence time information to quantify the number and geometry of fractures present in the aquifer, which is important for estimating hydraulic conductivity of the aquifer. Tracer transport through aquifers is typically modeled assuming the medium is rigid. However, many applications exist where the medium is mechanically deforming or evolving at some scale, e.g., due to the presence of fractures, soft rock, or chemical reactions. Characterization of transport in those aquifers requires understanding how geomechanical processes affect transport signals e.g., solute breakthrough time and degree of mixing, and how transport processes affect geomechanical signals e.g., stress changes and fracture activation. We test these hypotheses in a numerical model of push-pull testing in a fractured aquifer for which we develop a multiphysics modeling framework to solve the problem of fluid flow, tracer transport, poroelasticity, and fracture mechanics. We use the model to answer practical questions such as how much change in the tracer breakthrough time and degree of mixing corresponds to a given change in the average volumetric stress during aquifer pumping.



    Biography: Birendra Jha is an assistant professor of petroleum engineering at the University of Southern California, where his lab gemlab.usc.edu conducts research in fluid flow and mechanical deformation processes to better forecast the performance and hazards of subsurface engineering operations such CO2 sequestration and groundwater remediation in stress-sensitive rocks. His research has been funded by the US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, American Chemical Society, and energy companies. Birendra received his masters and PhD from Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, respectively.




    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) - 102

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes

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  • NL Seminar-FROM CONSTRAINED EVENT SEQUENCES GENERATION TO TEXT GENERATION

    Thu, Aug 26, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Shanxiu He, ISI Intern

    Talk Title: FROM CONSTRAINED EVENT SEQUENCES GENERATION TO TEXT GENERATION

    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.

    Understanding events is a critical component of natural language understanding NLU. A key challenge lies in the fact that events can be described in different granularities. A coarse grained event e.g., publishing a paper can often be disseminated into a fine grained process of events e.g., writing the paper, passing the peer review, and presenting at the conference. In this work, we tackle the problem of goal oriented event process generation, where a task goal event, a process that completes this goal is automatically generated. We tackle this task with a constrained generation approach, inferring unobserved event chains based on existing sequences. To leverage prior knowledge to facilitate commonsense reasoning, we employ pre trained LMs to generate event sequences and to retrieve original stories.

    Biography: Shanxiu He is an undergraduate at UCLA and a member of UCLANLP lab. Prior to the internship, her research interest focuses on pre rained Vision and Language models such as VisualBERT and ClipBert and their applications to various structural learning tasks. During this internship, she researches on event centric knowledge representation and specifically event sequences generations.

    Host: Jon May and Mozhdeh Gheini

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

    Webcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZG9d51emsI

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual Only

    WebCast Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZG9d51emsI

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

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

    Thu, Aug 26, 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 26, 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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  • Deloitte Information Session (Trojan Talk)

    Thu, Aug 26, 2021 @ 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS IS ANE EXTERNAL EVENT HOSTED VIRTUALLY BY DELOITTE. RSVP ON GATEWAY BUT USE THE LINK BELOW TO JOIN.

    Discover Deloitte Advisory, Audit, Consulting and Tax practices

    We invite you to join us for an engaging and interactive event with Deloitte practitioners to learn about our four Deloitte businesses.

    Please RSVP via this link: https://rsvp.deloitte.com/eventlisting/Eventdetail?jobId=38351. Zoom link will be provided to students who RSVP before noon on August 26th.

    Recruiters love when students RSVP with their school email!

    This will be a great opportunity to ask your questions, gain insights and hear stories about our culture, client work, industries, and growth opportunities.

    Please join us to learn about our:

    Four businesses: Advisory, Audit, Consulting and Tax
    Frequently Asked Questions
    Career Opportunities and Recruiting Timeline
    Practitioners you will be meeting: Analyst/Staff to Senior Manager level practitioners from each Deloitte business.

    What to bring: We recommend you take time beforehand to think about the questions you wish to ask.

    Logistics
    August 26th 5-7pm PT.

    This event is broken into 2 parts: 60 minute presentation followed by 60 minute networking session, for each of our businesses. Students will have the option to attend different networking sessions and meet practitioners from a business of their interest.

    Location: Virtual (via Zoom)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Career Connections

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