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Events for September 08, 2017

  • High School Counselor Conference

    Fri, Sep 08, 2017 @ 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    This full-day program will introduce high school counselors, independent counselors and CBOs that serve high school students, to USC's admission and financial aid practices and include: presentations by several of our academic units; tours of campus; and a luncheon with USC admission, financial aid and academic unit representatives.

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    Location: Town & Gown (TGF) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • W.V.T. RUSCH ENGINEERING HONORS COLLOQUIUM

    Fri, Sep 08, 2017 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Ellen Feldman, Fall 2013 Colloquium Moderator and PhD Candidate, California Institute of Technology

    Talk Title: Treating Spinal Cord Injury via Electrical Spinal Cord Stimulation

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Su Stevens

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  • 2nd Annual Undergraduate Open House

    Fri, Sep 08, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Student Activity


    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Cathy Huang

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  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Fri, Sep 08, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Professor Amir AghaKouchak, University of California, Irvine

    Talk Title: Compound and Concurrent Climate Extremes: Detection, Modeling and Risk Analysis

    More Information: AghaKouchak announcement.pdf

    Location: Waite Phillips Hall Of Education (WPH) - B27

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Evangeline Reyes

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  • NL Seminar-1. IMPROVING LOW RESOURCE NEURAL MACHINE TRANSLATION 2. LANGUAGE-INDEPENDENT TRANSLATION OF OUT OF VOCABULARY WORDS

    Fri, Sep 08, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Nelson Liu and Leon Cheung, USC/ISI

    Talk Title: 1. IMPROVING LOW RESOURCE NEURAL MACHINE TRANSLATION 2. LANGUAGE-INDEPENDENT TRANSLATION OF OUT OF VOCABULARY WORDS

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: 1. Statistical models have outperformed neural models in machine translation, until recently, with the introduction of the sequence to sequence neural model. However, this model's performance suffers greatly when starved of bilingual parallel data. This talk will discuss several strategies that try to overcome this low resource challenge, including modifications to the sequence to sequence model, transfer learning, data augmentation, and the use of monolingual data.

    2. Neural machine translation is effective for language pairs with large datasets, but falls short to traditional methods e.g. phrase or syntax-based machine translation in the low resource setting. However, these classic approaches struggle to translate out of vocabulary tokens, a limitation that is amplified when there is little training data. In this work, we augment a syntax-based machine translation system with a module that provides translations of out of vocabulary tokens. We present several language-independent strategies for translation of unknown tokens, and benchmark their accuracy on an intrinsic out of vocabulary translation task across a typologically diverse dataset of sixteen languages. Lastly, we explore the effects of using the module to add rules to a syntax-based machine translation system on overall translation quality.

    Biography: Leon Cheung is a second year undergraduate from UC San Diego. This summer he has been working with Jon May and Kevin Knight to improve neural machine translation for low resource languages.

    Nelson Liu is an undergraduate at the University of Washington, where he works with Professor Noah Smith. His research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning and natural language processing. Previously, he worked at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence on machine comprehension. He is currently a summer intern at ISI working with Professors Kevin Knight and Jonathan May.

    Host: Marjan Ghazvininejad and Kevin Knight

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

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 11th Flr Conf Rm # 1135, Marina Del Rey

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Peter Zamar

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  • PwC Tech Talk presented by CybOrg

    Fri, Sep 08, 2017 @ 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Workshops & Infosessions


    PwC, in conjunction with the Cyber Security & Forensics Organization, is hosting a PwC Tech Talk on Friday, September 8th.

    Presentation from PwC Cybersecurity team & networking with professionals. Stop by to learn more about opportunities within our Advisory Cybersecurity practice at PwC!

    PwC Advisory helps clients with their most challenging imperatives from strategy through execution. The Advisory line of service combines the breadth of knowledge of over 48,000 global professionals with deep industry knowledge to deliver custom solutions to some of the world's largest and most complex companies. As a result, the firm has become one of the world's top consulting organizations giving PwC professionals tremendous development and advancement opportunities.

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    STEPS to Register:

    Log-in to ConnectSC -> Navigate to Events tab on the left column -> Trojan Talks -> PwC

    (make sure you register for the right one as PwC is hosting multiple events across multiple dates)

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    Location: Gwynn Wilson Student Union (STU) - B3

    Audiences: Members have first priority, but anyone can RSVP

    Posted By: USC CybOrg

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  • Alpha Omega Epsilon Preference Party

    Fri, Sep 08, 2017 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    This is our last recruitment event! If you are interested in joining A.O.E., you must be at this event! It is RSVP only, so please contact our Vice President, Hannah Adams, at hannahad@usc.edu for more information.

    Location: Off-Campus

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Alpha Omega Epsilon USC

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