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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Black Belt

    Thu, Oct 06, 2022 @ 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Abstract: USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Six Sigma Black Belt for Process Improvement, offered in partnership with the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, allows professionals to 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 USC Six Sigma Black Belt, you will be equipped to support and champion a Six Sigma implementation in your organization. To earn the USC Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate, you will be required to pass the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineer's Black belt exam (administered on the final day of the course).

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Corporate and Professional Programs

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  • Repeating EventThe Communications Hub - Academic Writing and Speaking Tutoring for Viterbi Ph.D. Students

    Thu, Oct 06, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    The Communications Hub offers academic writing and speaking tutoring for Viterbi Ph.D. students! Bring your academic and professional work (at any stage) to faculty at the Engineering in Society Program!

    Drop in hours are in RTH 222:
    Monday: 10-12
    Wednesday: 10-12
    Friday: 10-12

    We also offer online and custom appointments at https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home.

    See you at the Hub!

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 222

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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  • Repeating EventGreat Minds in Stem October 6-8, 2022

    Thu, Oct 06, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    University Calendar


    Save the Date! October 6-8, 2022 GMiS Conference. Pasadena Convention Center. Register now at gmisconference.org Register through September 16th for only $99 using code GMiSCon2022

    More Information: 2022 Conference Flyer - 09.16.22.pdf

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Raymond USC Viterbi

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  • NL Seminar-Acquiring and Understanding Cross Task Generalization with Diverse NLP Tasks

    Thu, Oct 06, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Qinyuan Ye, USC/ISI

    Talk Title: Acquiring and Understanding Cross Task Generalization with Diverse NLP Tasks

    Series: NL Seminar

    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.

    In person attendance will be permitted for USC ISI faculty, staff, students only. Open to the public virtually via the zoom link and online.

    Humans can learn and perform a new language task more efficiently than machines, when they are provided with either task instructions or only a few examples for that task. We believe such learning efficiency is partly achieved by accumulating past learning experiences, i.e., learning to learn with previously seen tasks. We refer to such capability as cross task generalization and envision it to be an integral piece towards generalist NLP systems.

    In this talk, I will present our recent efforts in acquiring and understanding cross task generalization with diverse NLP tasks 1. To build a learning environment for acquiring and evaluating cross-task generalization, we construct NLP Few shot Gym, a repository of 160 few shot tasks collected from open access NLP datasets, converted to a unified text to text format, and covering diverse formats, goals and domains. We further introduce CrossFit, a few shot learning challenge that systematically evaluates an algorithms ability to quickly learn new tasks. With these resources, we conduct an empirical analysis with multi task learning and meta learning approaches, which provides fresh insights. 2. To better understand how models learn transferable skills to achieve cross task generalization, we develop task level mixture of expert models that explicitly emulates the behavior of accumulating skills and recomposing them when encountering a new task. Our empirical results suggest that training task level mixture of experts can alleviate negative transfer and achieve better few shot performance on unseen tasks; further we find that the learned routing decisions and experts partially rediscover human categorization of NLP tasks.






    Biography: Qinyuan Ye is a fourth year CS Ph.D. student at University of Southern California, advised by Prof. Xiang Ren. Her research interests lie in natural language processing. In particular she is interested in approaches that reduce human annotation efforts, including methods leveraging distant supervision, high level human supervision for example explanations, instructions, and metalearning. Prior to USC, she was an undergraduate student at Tsinghua University, majoring in Automation.

    Host: Jon May and Meryem M'hamdi

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

    Webcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpIohClvins

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual Only

    WebCast Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpIohClvins

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

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  • Webinar: Master of Science in Health Systems Management Engineering

    Thu, Oct 06, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Healthcare is the world's largest industry and growing. It seeks trained operations specialists to help make it work better. Better performance from hospitals and other healthcare providers improves patient care and benefits society as a whole.

    USC is offering a new MS program in Health Systems Management Engineering. This interdisciplinary degree is offered by the Viterbi School of Engineering, Price School of Public Policy, and Keck School of Medicine. The program is offered in-person and online. Scholarship opportunities are available through the Viterbi School of Engineering.
    Graduates will have an exceptional edge, and can pursue careers in:
    -Hospital management
    -Performance and quality Improvement
    -Healthcare consulting
    -Technology and analytics
    -Operations management

    We are hosting a live webinar on October 6 that describes the academic program and career opportunities in health systems management engineering.
    Zoom registration link

    If you need information or have questions regarding the

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_isPJ3X9CRgmOgDKBmkNUVA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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  • Spark your Passion for Tech: NVIDIA Ignite Internship Info Session

    Thu, Oct 06, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Register here

    Calling all freshmen and sophomores! Do you have an interest in tech? Not sure where to start or how to get your foot in the door? Join us and learn about NVIDIAs Ignite program which is 12-week pre-internship program with opportunities from engineering to non-engineering roles. 2025 and 2026 grads are eligible, and all majors are welcomed!
    Our University Recruiting team will raffle off an NVIDIA Shield TV Pro and additional swag items, so be sure to register.

    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Viterbi Career Connections Office. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participants responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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