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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

    Tue, Oct 03, 2017 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: TBA, TBA

    Talk Title: Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

    Abstract: Learn how to integrate principles of business, statistics, and engineering to achieve tangible results. Master the use of Six Sigma to quantify the critical quality issues in your company. Once the issues have been quantified, statistics can be applied to provide probabilities of success and failure. Six Sigma methods increase productivity and enhance quality. As a Six Sigma green belt, you will be equipped to support and champion a Six Sigma implementation in your organization. To earn the Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate, you will be required to pass the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineer's green belt exam (administered on the final day of the course).

    Host: USC Viterbi Executive Education

    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/six-sigma-lean-certification/six-sigma-green-belt-process-improvement/

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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    Contact: Viterbi Professional Programs

    Event Link: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/six-sigma-lean-certification/six-sigma-green-belt-process-improvement/

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  • Towards Mobile Emoji Prediction from Speech and Textual Captions

    Tue, Oct 03, 2017 @ 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    University Calendar

    Luis Marujo is a Research Scientist at Snap Inc. Prior to joining the Snap Research team in 2016, he completed his dual-degree Ph.D. in Language Technologies ('15) from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Portugal. He also obtained a MSc. ('12) in Language Technologies from CMU. He holds MSc. ('09) and BSc. ('07) in Computer Science and Engineering from IST. He was awarded the best poster award at the S3MR 2011.

    Emojis are very popular ideograms used to either concisely communicate or complement the information of a text with an emotion or visual concept. Emojis are mainly use on mobile devices due to the availability of intuitive emoji keyboards. They are very popular in social media, but they have not been explored from a Speech Processing point of view. In this work, we investigate mobile-friendly multimodal approaches that use audio, speech, and textual captions to predict emojis in public video Snaps. The key idea of pipeline is to translate the input signals into text and keywords in order to conduct the analysis in a textual space. Our emoji prediction pipeline includes speech transcription, keyword spotting and dictionary based classification.

    In addition we use music detection and language identification to filter the content. Our experimental results indicate that our approach using speech transcription or a list of pre-selected words from keyword spotting provide comparable information to what is found in textual captions for emoji prediction. This is an important result as it allows us to suggest emojis to snap videos before the user starts typing a caption. Our initial results also indicate that combining both textual captions with speech output can improve emoji recommendation results beyond using only textual captions.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Benjamin Paul

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  • Epstein Institute Seminar, ISE 651

    Epstein Institute Seminar, ISE 651

    Tue, Oct 03, 2017 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Myong Kee (MK) Jeong, Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

    Talk Title: Advanced Spatial Data Mining Methodology and its Applications to Semiconductor Manufacturing Processes*

    Host: Prof. Qiang Huang

    More Information: October 3, 2017.pdf

    Location: Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center (GER) - GER 206

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • New EE PhD Welcome Happy Hour

    Tue, Oct 03, 2017 @ 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Student Activity

    Welcome New EE PhDs! Join us for a casual Happy Hour to meet other new EE PhDs, advisors, MHI, and have lots of fun!
    RSVP Here: https://mhiee.wufoo.com/forms/z1cw2opg0mhqz3m/

    Date: Oct. 3rd, 2017
    Time: 5-7pm
    Place: Bacaro LA

    2308 S Union Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90007
    University Park

    Location: Bacaro LA

    Audiences: New EE PhD Students

    Contact: Benjamin Paul

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  • Medtronic Info Session

    Tue, Oct 03, 2017 @ 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. Founded in 1949 as a medical repair company, we're now among the world's largest medical technology, services and solutions companies, employing more than 85,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in nearly 155+ countries.

    Join us to learn more about our summer internship opportunities. We are actively recruiting for summer interns in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer engineering, and electrical engineering. Let's work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients' lives. Help us shape the future and take healthcare Further, Together.

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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