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  • i3: Investigate Industries and Internships

    Mon, Sep 26, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Wondering what can you do with your major? Looking for an internship? This event is for you!

    Investigate Industries and Internships (i3) is designed for students exploring career options, as well as students looking to take the next step. At an i3 event, you can network with employers looking to hire interns and hear them speak about how they broke into their respective industries. Employers attending have available internships for the current and following semester.

    Featured Speakers (subject to change) include:
    - Accenture -“ 11:00 am
    - Oben - 11:25 am
    - West Monroe Partners -“ 11:50 am
    - Ticketmaster -“ 12:15 pm
    - B2X Global -“ 12:40 pm
    - RG Pacific LLC -“ 1:05 pm
    - The Walt Disney Company -“ 1:30 pm

    Additional Participating Organizations:
    - JMAS Group
    - MK Partners
    - Prologue Immersive
    - Visa
    - Additional companies TBA

    More information on i3 can be found at https://careers.usc.edu/students/info/i3. Reservations are requested for this event. You are not guaranteed unless you register. To reserve a spot, log into connectSC, search for the event under "Events," and click "RSVP".

    Location: Trojans Presentation Room (TPR), Room B-3

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

    Mon, Sep 26, 2016 @ 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Jerry Loeb, MD, USC BME Faculty, CEO SynTouch

    Talk Title: Machine Touch: Strategies anfd Applications for Biomimetic Tactile Sensing

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 122

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mischalgrace Diasanta

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  • EE 598 Cyber-Physical Systems Seminar Series

    Mon, Sep 26, 2016 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Yuankun Xue, University of Southern California

    Talk Title: Data-Centers-on-a-Chip as Enablers for Cyber-Physical Systems: A Scalable Model of Computation Guiding the Design Methodologies of Network-on-Chip based Manycore Platforms

    Abstract: Synergistic coupling of physical and cyber processes with the goal of enabling a closed-loop control, calls for a paradigm shift in processing and mining the large amounts of cross-device data. One of the fundamental issues to be resolved targets the definition of new models of computation that allows us to integrate, interpret / mine and predict massive amount of multisystem data which requires a wide range of heterogeneous algorithmic description in order to provide accurate decision-making and control.

    Towards this end, the complexity of the design-space exploration of large scale networks-on-chip (NoC)-based is exacerbated not only by the ever-increasing number of cores, but also by the increased runtime uncertainties in both the scale and task structure of the emerging applications. As a result, it is crucial to develop rigorous mathematical frameworks for capturing the task dependencies of varied applications to foster the generation of realistic benchmarks that can guide the NoC design. The current NoC benchmark suites either lack portability and poorly scale as they require intensive development efforts on specific architectures and simulation time, or are synthesized based on purely stochastic models that are disconnected from the characteristics of real applications, which may easily lead to biased and/or delayed design choices.

    To address this challenge, we present in this talk a benchmark synthesis framework that not only allows extraction of dynamical task dependencies of the application and synthesize traffic workloads spatio-temporally consistent with realistic traffic behavior, but can also be easily scaled by the proposed complex network inspired metrics for large-scale benchmark generation while preserving key structural features that governs application communication behaviors. We validate the proposed framework via a comparative analysis on a realistic simulation environment by running a set of real application benchmarks. We show the synthesized benchmarks respect the traffic patterns of the original applications and preserve key features of application task structures. This newly proposed model of computation enables the efficient and accelerated design of future data-center-on-a-chip architectures for CPS infrastructures.

    Biography: Yuankun Xue is a Ph.D student working under the supervision of Professor Paul Bogdan in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering at University of Southern California. He received his B.Sc and M.Sc degree from Fudan University in 2007 and 2011, respectively. His research interests include mathematical approaches for causal modeling, analysis and control of Cyber-Physical Systems, large-scale dynamic networked systems modeling, optimization and control, and design methodologies for high performance manycore platforms for computational biology.

    Host: Paul Bogdan

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 248

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Estela Lopez

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    Mon, Sep 26, 2016 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Andrea Gagliano , (UC Berkeley)

    Talk Title: Poetry at the Metaphorical Intersection

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: This talk will discuss a technique to create figurative relationships using Mikolov et als word vectors. Drawing on existing work on figurative language, we start with a pair of words and use the intersection of word vector similarity sets to blend the distinct semantic spaces of the two words. We conduct preliminary quantitative and qualitative observations to compare the use of this novel intersection method with the standard word vector addition method for the purpose of supporting the generation of figurative language. To showcase this technique, we use it to write computer generated sonnets.

    Biography: Andrea Gagliano is a masters student at UC Berkeley's School of Information and the Berkeley Center for New Media. Her research explores the use of computation for creativity - both tools to support creative practices and generation of creative works. Recently, she has been focusing in the field of natural language processing by working on poetry and metaphor generation.

    Previously, Andrea received her BS in Mathematics and BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington in 2013. During her studies, she spent time with the Creative Writing department studying poetry.

    Host: Xing Shi 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

    Contact: Peter Zamar

    Event Link: http://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

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  • Trojan Talk NBCUniversal Media Tech Internship Program

    Mon, Sep 26, 2016 @ 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    NBCUniversal Media Tech Internship Program

    Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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