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  • DREAM Industry Mentorship speaker series

    Thu, Oct 05, 2023 @ 12:30 AM - 01:30 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    University Calendar

    DREAM (Direct Response to Engineers Aspirations from Mentors) is a mentorship initiative which connects students with high profile industry professionals relevant to students dream pitches, an original leadership communication assignment where students create a vision for their future selves, align their careers around purpose, and build character in the context of growth, reinvention, and constant change. Industry mentors serve as moral exemplars as they discuss how professional challenges present opportunities for character and leadership development. Guest speaker and panels feature professionals from a variety of tech and destination companies.

    This event will feature a talk by Alex Kruglov, serial tech entrepreneur and CEO and co-founder of pop.in and former Hulu executive about the evolving media landscape, games, and the human connection.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 105

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Elisabeth Arnold Weiss

    Event Link: https://cglink.me/2nB/r392277

  • NL Seminar -On formulating and evaluating language agents

    Thu, Oct 05, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Shunyu Yao, Princeton University

    Talk Title: On formulating and evaluating language agents

    Abstract: REMINDER:

    Meeting hosts only admit guests that they know to the Zoom meeting. Hence, you are highly encouraged to use your USC account to sign into Zoom.

    If you are an outside visitor, please inform us at nlg DASH seminar DASH host AT isi DOT edu beforehand so we will be aware of your attendance and let you in.

    Language agents are AI systems that use large language models LLMs to interact with the world. While various methods have been developed, it is often hard to systematically understand or evaluate them. In this talk, we present Cognitive Architectures for Language Agents CoALA, a theoretical framework grounded in the classical research of cognitive architectures to make sense of existing agents and shed light into future directions. We also present three benchmarks WebShop, InterCode, Collie to develop and evaluate language agents using web, code, and grammar respectively. Notably, all three are scalable and practical, with simple and faithful evaluation metrics that do not rely on human preference labeling or LLM scoring.

    Biography: Shunyu Yao is a final year Phd student with Karthik Narasimhan at Princeton NLP Group. His research focuses on language agents, and is supported by the Harold W. Dodds Fellowship from Princeton.

    Host: Jon May and Justin Cho

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

    Webcast: https://youtu.be/p6wSLDZat1w

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual and ISI-Conf Rm#689

    WebCast Link: https://youtu.be/p6wSLDZat1w

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

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

  • Civil and Environmental Department Seminar Series

    Thu, Oct 05, 2023 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Alex Szczuka, University of Michigan

    Talk Title: Building toward predicting pathogen inactivation during water treatment: role of chlorine speciation in viral genome chlorination

    Abstract: see attached

    Host: Dr. Adam Simpson and Dr. Daniel McCurry

    More Information: Alex Szczuka Semiar Announcment 100523.docx

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) - KAP 209

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Salina Palacios

  • Career Share: International Student Career Panel & Network

    Thu, Oct 05, 2023 @ 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Viterbi international students! Looking for job searching tips after career fairs? Or have questions about sponsorships? Come join us on October 5th at 5:30 pm with a panel of graduate international students as VASE presents the Viterbi CAREER SHARE panel! Connect with fellow international students and hear about their experience building a career ahead!

    Location: Sign into EngageSC to View Location

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Yadi Wang

    Event Link: https://engage.usc.edu/viterbi/rsvp?id=391753

  • Boeing Information Session

    Thu, Oct 05, 2023 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Boeing information session for all classes/majors
    Boeing representatives will share internship and full-time opportunities.
    Come stop by and meet Boeing reps, enjoy snacks and drinks, and learn about opportunities!

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 211

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • Google- Life of a Software Engineer

    Thu, Oct 05, 2023 @ 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Google- Life of a Software Engineer

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    Contact: Thelma Federico Zaragoza

    Event Link: https://engage.usc.edu/WIE/rsvp?id=392881