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  • International Students Forum

    Wed, Sep 02, 2020 @ 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    International students, increase your career and internship knowledge by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff.

    To access this workshop, log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    For more information about Labs & Open Forums, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • Repeating EventM.S. Group Advisement

    Wed, Sep 02, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Thomas Lord Department of 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: Online - Zoom

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

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Ryan Rozan

  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Wed, Sep 02, 2020 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions

    The CS advisement team will be hosting drop-in live chat advisement for declared undergraduate students in our four majors during the add/drop registration period. Weeks 1-3 Monday through Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm PDT on our website at: https://www.cs.usc.edu/chat/

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: Ryan Rozan

  • Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things and Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar

    Wed, Sep 02, 2020 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Mingxi Cheng, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Southern California

    Talk Title: There Is Hope After All: Quantifying Trustworthiness in Neural Networks

    Series: Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things

    Abstract: Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a fundamental role in the modern world, especially when used as an autonomous decision maker. One common concern nowadays is "how trustworthy the AIs are." Human operators follow a strict educational curriculum and performance assessment that could be exploited to quantify how much we entrust them. To quantify the trust of AI decision makers, we must go beyond task accuracy especially when facing limited, incomplete, misleading, controversial or noisy datasets. Toward addressing these challenges, we describe DeepTrust, a Subjective Logic (SL) inspired framework that constructs a probabilistic logic description of an AI algorithm and takes into account the trustworthiness of both dataset and inner algorithmic workings. DeepTrust identifies proper multi-layered neural network (NN) topologies that have high projected trust probabilities, even when trained with untrusted data. We show that uncertain opinion of data is not always malicious while evaluating NN's opinion and trustworthiness, whereas the disbelief opinion hurts trust the most. Also trust probability does not necessarily correlate with accuracy. DeepTrust also provides a projected trust probability of NN's prediction, which is useful when the NN generates an over-confident output under problematic datasets. These findings open new analytical avenues for designing and improving the NN topology by optimizing opinion and trustworthiness, along with accuracy, in a multi-objective optimization formulation, subject to space and time constraints.

    Biography: Mingxi Cheng is currently a 3rd year Ph.D. student at the University of Southern California (USC) under the supervision of Prof. Paul Bogdan and Prof. Shahin Nazarian. She received her B.S. degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China in 2016 and M.S. degree from Duke University in 2018. Her research interests include deep learning, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence.

    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo, nuzzo@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YSl0DRVOQJetWGNAACPOYQ

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YSl0DRVOQJetWGNAACPOYQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Sep 02, 2020 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Marty Bradley, USC

    Talk Title: Research Collaboration with AME Part Time Faculty

    Abstract: Marty Bradley invites some of his fellow part time lecturers to discuss collaboration opportunities between their commercial employers and research groups within AME. Marty, Kamal Shweyk, David Lazzara, and Hubert Wong will discuss possible collaboration topics including electric aircraft; alternative fuels -“ Hydrogen, etc.; environmental analysis; supersonic aerodynamics; design optimization; flight controls; and UAV dynamic requirements.

    Biography: Marty Bradley is a retired Technical Fellow from Boeing (June 2020) and is now a Senior Technical Fellow for Electra.aero working on a small short takeoff hybrid electric aircraft. He has 36 years of aerospace experience, and is a Part Time Lecturer at USC, teaching AME-481 Aircraft Design. He has a B.S., M.S., E.A.E., and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, all from USC.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95556139831

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95556139831

    Location: Online event

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95556139831

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95556139831

  • GRIDS Fall 2020 Kickoff Meeting

    Wed, Sep 02, 2020 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions

    We hope you had a great summer! We have an exciting semester of data science activities and learning opportunities planned for you!

    Graduates Rising in Informatics and Data Science (GRIDS) is USC's premier student data science organization. We provide mentorship and experiential learning opportunities to students of all majors and backgrounds and invite them to be part of our strong interdisciplinary community of data science enthusiasts on campus. This semester GRIDS will be partnering with USC's Center for Knowledge-Powered Interdisciplinary Data Science (CKIDS) to work on a number of data science projects, host invited talks by leaders from academia and industry, and conduct workshops on topics in data science and Artificial Intelligence. To learn more about everything we have in store for this semester, come to our first meeting for this semester!

    The first GRIDS meeting of Fall 2020 will take place this Wednesday, September 2nd - details are provided below. If you are a returning GRIDS member or are interested in joining the organization, you are welcome to attend.

    Date: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
    Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
    Zoom Link: https://usc.zoom.us/s/97047342382

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Becoming a GRIDS Member

    Be a part of the premier graduate student data science organization

    Here's how:
    To be a member of GRIDS, submit a signup form and Venmo your semester dues to @gridsusc. Dues are $10 for new members and $5 for returning GRIDSters.

    Sign up form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10NLalZcbsOAAW9pj_80lURgR1lB2LtP1ivyy1D2fzZg/viewform

    Why be a GRIDS Member?
    Membership in GRIDS provides:
    *Priority at all GRIDS-related events, including technical workshops, talks and industry recruiting sessions
    *Access to GRIDS network of students, alumni, and contacts in the industry

    Location: Online - Zoom

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/s/97047342382

    Audiences: Graduate

    Contact: USC Data Science

  • IEEE Resume Workshop

    Wed, Sep 02, 2020 @ 06:15 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity

    Come join IEEE for a super helpful resume workshop! We will go over resume dos and don'ts that will help prepare you for the career fair and your job search. Hope to see you there!

    Location: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93632282959

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93632282959

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

  • Code for Christ General Meeting

    Wed, Sep 02, 2020 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Code for Christ is a Christ loving, bible believing, evangelically minded group of software developers.

    If you are a Christian developer who is interested in writing software to equip the saints for ministry, please consider joining Code for Christ.

    Our first meeting is this Wednesday night, September 2nd, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm PST. We will be presenting a short introduction to the club, current project, and future prospective projects.

    After the meeting, we will provide short, take-home instructions to help set up your development environment and will be available in the next meeting to help with any setup problems that could come up.

    Code for Christ is currently developing an app called Proverbs Box, which presents an easy way to browse the biblical Book of Proverbs, save verses, and set verse notifications.

    We will have weekly developer meetings on Wednesday nights from 6:30pm to 8:00pm PST, and optional fellowship/workshop meetings on Friday nights from 7:00pm to 8:00pm PST.

    Here's a meeting link to the zoom room we'll be using for this Wednesday night's meeting

    Feel free to join us.

    If you would like to sign up for Code for Christ, please fill out this form:

    Have a wonderful rest of your semester,
    Code for Christ

    Location: Online - Zoom

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/4625577627

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Code for Christ

  • USC SIGGRAPH General Meeting

    Wed, Sep 02, 2020 @ 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Student Activity

    Ever wondered how 3-D animated movies like Frozen or Toy Story are made? Have a passion for arts and technology? Or just want to learn something new?

    Look no further! Join USC SIGGRAPH for:
    -In-depth computer graphics, VR/AR, and animation workshops using software like Autodesk Maya and Unity
    -Talks with industry professionals from companies like Disney
    -A community of fellow CG enthusiasts

    Join our first general meeting on Wednesday, September 2nd from 8-9pm PST.

    Zoom RSVP: https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vcuyhqj8vE9BEmzlEX8N2mFXSt7KyvWFT


    Website: http://uscacmsiggraph.com/

    Want to learn more? Visit our website or email us at siggraph@usc.edu!

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Elise Nguyen