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  • Internship/Job Search Open Forum

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

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Increase your career and internship knowledge on the job/internship search 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: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventM.S. Group Advisement

    Wed, Sep 09, 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

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

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

    Wed, Sep 09, 2020 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Alan Mishchenko, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

    Talk Title: Circuit-Based Intrinsic Methods to Detect Overfitting

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

    Abstract: The focus of this talk is on intrinsic methods to detect overfitting. By intrinsic methods, we mean methods that rely only on the model and the training data, as opposed to traditional methods that rely on performance on a test set or on bounds from model complexity. We propose a family of intrinsic methods, called Counterfactual Simulation (CFS), which analyze the flow of training examples through the model by identifying and perturbing rare patterns. By applying CFS to logic circuits we get a method that has no hyper-parameters and works uniformly across different types of models such as neural networks, random forests and lookup tables. Experimentally, CFS can separate models with different levels of overfit using only their logic circuit representations without any access to the high level structure. By comparing lookup tables, neural networks, and random forests using CFS, we get insight into why neural networks generalize. The paper appeared at ICML 2020: https://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~alanmi/publications/2020/icml20_cfs.pdf

    Biography: Alan graduated with M.S. from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Moscow, Russia) in 1993 and received his Ph.D. from Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics (Kiev, Ukraine) in 1997. In 2002, Alan joined the EECS Department at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is currently a full researcher. His research is in computationally efficient logic synthesis and formal verification.

    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

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Sep 09, 2020 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Adrian Lozano-Duran, Stanford

    Talk Title: Prediction of real-world external aerodynamics using numerical simulations

    Abstract: The use of computational fluid dynamics for external aerodynamic applications has been a key tool for aircraft design in the modern aerospace industry. In the last decades, large-eddy simulation with near-wall modeling (wall-modeled LES) has gained momentum as a cost-effective approach for both scientific research and industrial applications. In this talk, we discuss current challenges of wall-modeled LES to become a design tool for the aerospace industry. Our focus is on the working principles and performance of wall-modeled LES for external aerodynamic applications, with emphasis on realistic commercial aircrafts. We examine the computational cost to predict mean flow features and forces for a given degree of accuracy using theory and numerical simulations of the NASA Juncture Flow and the JAXA Standard Model. The vision presented here is motivated by discussions in previous AIAA workshops and the experience acquired at the Center for Turbulence Research during the last years.

    Biography: Dr. Adrian Lozano-Duran is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University hosted by Prof. Moin. He received his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid in 2015 at the Fluid Mechanics Lab. advised by Prof. Jiménez. The overarching theme of his research is physics and modeling of wall-bounded turbulence via theory and computational fluid mechanics. His work covers a wide range of topics, such as turbulence theory and modeling by machine learning, large-eddy simulation for external aerodynamics, geophysical and multiphase flows, among others.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://ame.usc.edu/seminars/

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99375525323

    Location: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99375525323

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99375525323

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

    Event Link: https://ame.usc.edu/seminars/

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