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Events for September 24, 2021

  • Repeating EventNVIDIA Information Session (Trojan Talk)

    Fri, Sep 24, 2021 @ 12:15 AM - 11:45 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS IS AN EXTERNAL EVENT HOSTED BY NVIDIA.

    NVIDIA is hosting a HackerRank Challenge for Viterbi CS and ECE students (BS, MS, and PhD)!

    Interested in early career opportunities at NVIDIA? Sign up for our HackerRank Challenge for internships and new college graduate roles. Participants will also get a chance to win NVIDIA swag!

    SIGN UP BY WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29: bit.ly/nvfall21challenge Sign up form closes at 11:59 PM Pacific.

    Between Thursday, September 30 and Friday, October 1, you'll receive an email with a link to the relevant HackerRank challenge (self-selected via sign-up form).
    Complete the challenge within the time frame given. FAQs and further information are also included in this email.

    About NVIDIA
    NVIDIA's invention of the GPU sparked the PC gaming market. The company's pioneering work in accelerated computing a supercharged form of computing at the intersection of computer graphics, high performance computing and AI is reshaping trillion-dollar industries, such as transportation, healthcare and manufacturing, and fueling the growth of many others.


    For more information, log into Viterbi Career Gateway:

    https://viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/manager/

    Location: Virtual (via Zoom)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Drop-In Hours

    Fri, Sep 24, 2021 @ 01:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Hello Trojans!
    Are you looking for assistance on returning to campus, improving their time management skills, and alleviating stress? Please 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 workshops and drop-ins.

    KCLC will be hosting Drop-in Hours and Skill Building for Success Workshops on Zoom with a weekly theme of time management, reading strategies, stress management or test-taking. The workshops will be interactive with great tips and resources.

    Drop-in hours are available for undergraduate or graduate students to meet with an academic coach without needing to make a reservation. These sessions may be held in a group setting, dependent upon staffing availability and demand.

    For more information, see the attached flyers with dates, times, and Zoom links.

    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 https://kortschakcenter.usc.edu/events/

    More Information: Sept 2021 drop in .pdf

    Location: Gwynn Wilson Student Union (STU) - STU 311

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity

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  • HPC with Python, Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Fri, Sep 24, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Intermediate-to-advanced topics for getting improved Python performance in an HPC cluster environment. Covers debugging, profiling, and parallel programming.Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • USC+Amazon Kick-off Meeting

    Fri, Sep 24, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Receptions & Special Events


    Kick off Meeting (Grand Opening of the Center) September 24th, Time: 9:00 am -“ 1:00 pm

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Department Only

    Contact: Ariana Perez

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  • Repeating EventGrammar Tutorials

    Fri, Sep 24, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    INDIVIDUAL GRAMMAR TUTORING FOR VITERBI UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

    Meet one-on-one with Viterbi faculty, build your grammar skills, and take your writing to the next level!

    Viterbi faculty from the Engineering Writing Program will help you identify and correct recurring grammatical errors in your academic writing, cover letters, resumes, articles, presentations, and dissertations.
    Bring your work and let's work together to clarify your great ideas!

    Sign up with your USC email at http://bit.ly/grammaratUSC. If you have questions, please contact helenhch@usc.edu.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate and Undergraduate Students

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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  • Repeating EventSkill-Building for Success: Stress Management Tips

    Fri, Sep 24, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Hello Trojans!

    Are you looking for assistance on returning to campus, improving their time management skills, and alleviating stress? Please 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 workshops and drop-ins.

    KCLC will be hosting Drop-in Hours and Skill Building for Success Workshops on Zoom with a weekly theme of time management, reading strategies, stress management or test-taking. The workshops will be interactive with great tips and resources.

    This week, KCLC will be focusing on Stress Management Tips, understanding how you experience stress and exploring and practicing various ways to cope.

    Drop-in hours are available for undergraduate or graduate students to meet with an academic coach without needing to make a reservation. These sessions may be held in a group setting, dependent upon staffing availability and demand.

    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 https://kortschakcenter.usc.edu/events/

    More Information: SEPT 2021 Skill-Building for Success.pdf

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95019147813

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity

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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - James Preiss

    Fri, Sep 24, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Computer Science

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    Name:
    James A. Preiss

    Advisor:
    Gaurav S. Sukhatme

    Committee:
    Nora Ayanian, Stefanos Nikolaidis, Heather Culbertson, Ashutosh Nayyar, Gaurav S. Sukhatme


    Title:
    Reasoning about sets of dynamical systems:
    Identification, adaptive control, and suboptimal coverings

    Abstract:

    Robots often have physical dynamics that are unknown, but belong to a highly structured set. Knowledge of the set structure is useful for designing adaptive mechanisms, especially if synthesizing a good control policy for each system in the set is straightforward. However, when the systems in the set are complex enough to necessitate black-box methods like reinforcement learning, it is less clear how to use knowledge of the set structure. For example, neural network policies that take dynamics parameters as a secondary input fall short of the performance of single-system policies.

    We propose both practical and theoretical inquiries into this difficulty. From the practical side, we propose an alternative to black-box learning methods that combines differentiable simulation, recurrent neural network models, and established methods from nonlinear control. From the theoretical side, we introduce the framework of suboptimal covering numbers to quantify "how much" a good policy must change with respect to dynamics parameters. We bound the suboptimal covering number for a simple class of linear-quadratic systems.

    WebCast Link: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://usc.zoom.us/j/3224457297__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!8c_L2_K38vQxejkqt4gWNYLQrei4NeuHKexPpmKNIpmy5EKZKCEJQ29rB5qf1w$

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • Introduction to R, Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Fri, Sep 24, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    An introduction to the R programming environment and language for statistical computing and graphics. Topics include basic R concepts, how to import, export, process, summarize, visualize, and model data, and how to install packages and develop scripts.Read Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Proterra Information Session (Trojan Talk)

    Fri, Sep 24, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Meet a Proterra Site Director and Manufacturing Engineer!

    Proterra Site Director, Tom Duggan, and Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Taylor Ashworth, at our LA facility will be conducting a fun and interactive Trojan Talk to meet with Viterbi students.

    They will be providing an overview of Proterra, their roles within the organization, what a day in the life is like at Proterra, and will have time for some Q&A from students. This is a great opportunity to connect with a former Alum and learn what it is like working at Proterra.

    REGISTER FOR THIS ZOOM EVENT HERE

    Company Background

    Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission electric transit vehicles and EV technology solutions for commercial applications. Since 2004, Proterra technology has been proven through more than 20 million service miles in heavy-duty applications. For more information, please visit our website: https://www.proterra.com/

    Location: Virtual (via Zoom)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Proterra Meet & Greet

    Fri, Sep 24, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Meet a Proterra Site Director and Manufacturing Engineer!

    Proterra Site Director, Tom Duggan, and Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Taylor Ashworth, at our LA facility will be conducting a fun and interactive Trojan Talk to meet with Viterbi students.

    They will be providing an overview of Proterra, their roles within the organization, what a day in the life is like at Proterra, and will have time for some Q&A from students. This is a great opportunity to connect with a former Alum and learn what it is like working at Proterra.

    Company Background

    Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission electric transit vehicles and EV technology solutions for commercial applications. Since 2004, Proterra technology has been proven through more than 20 million service miles in heavy-duty applications. For more information, please visit our website: https://www.proterra.com/

    Details and register on Viterbi Career Gateway

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventDensity Functional Theory Methods Using Quantum Espresso [series] Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Fri, Sep 24, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This weekly workshop series will benefit researchers who are interested in or are starting to learn about the application of theoretical methods and techniques for the study of the physics and chemistry of the solid state. These hands-on oriented workshops are targeted towards undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students who wish to use Density Functional Theory (DFT) methods in their research. The aim is to teach the basics of ab initio atomistic materials simulation using the Quantum Espresso suite of codes for electronic-structure calculations and materials modeling at the nanoscale. Fridays from 4-6 PM PST. Register here!


    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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