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Events for October 07, 2021

  • AME 101 King of the Hill contest

    Thu, Oct 07, 2021 @ 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Student Activity


    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - E Quad

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Drop-In Q&A for Prospective Graduate Students

    Thu, Oct 07, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This webinar is designed for those that have specific questions they want to be answered. Questions will be submitted using the Q&A function and will be answered verbally by a USC Viterbi representative.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a0cbNz_jQieaByFuoP32WQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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  • Repeating EventSkill-Building for Success: Time Management Techniques

    Thu, Oct 07, 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 Time Management Techniques, discussing methods of improving your scheduling, prioritization, assignment completion, concentration, productivity, and goal-setting.

    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: Oct 2021 Skill-Building for Success.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Eric Perez

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  • Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Oct 07, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Thanasis Fokas, Adjunct Professor, Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering and at the Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Talk Title: Heat and Wave Equations Revisited: Beyond Fourier and'Alembert

    Abstract: Please see attached abstract and bio.




    Host: Dr. Felipe de Barros

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99680049945? Passcode: 905716

    More Information: A. Fokas Abstract-bio.pdf

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 526

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes

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  • NL Seminar- ROBUST AND IMPLICIT COMMONSENSE INFERENCE FOR SMOOTH COMMUNICATION

    Thu, Oct 07, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Pei Zhou , USC/ISI

    Talk Title: ROBUST AND IMPLICIT COMMONSENSE INFERENCE FOR SMOOTH COMMUNICATION

    Series: NL Seminar

    Abstract: REMINDER: Meeting hosts only admit guests that they know to the Zoom meeting. Hence, you're highly encouraged to use your USC account to sign into Zoom. If you're an outside visitor, please inform nlg DASH seminar DASH host AT isi.edu beforehand so we'll be aware of your attendance and let you in.

    Smooth and effective communication requires the ability to make implicit commonsense inferences that are robust to paraphrases. In this talk, I will mainly introduce my work on examining whether pre trained language models PTLMs can perform robust commonsense inferences and whether response generation RG models understand why a response sounds coherent. I will briefly present my other work on learning common sense in dialogue response generation.

    In the pursuit of advancing fluid human AI communication, we first propose a new challenge, RICA Robust Inference using Commonsense Axioms, that evaluates robust commonsense inference despite textual perturbations. RICA consists of a set of natural language statements in the premise conclusion format that require reasoning using latent implicit commonsense relationships. We formulate these abstract commonsense relations between entities in first order logic and refer to them as commonsense axioms.

    We also introduce CEDAR Common Sense in Dialogue Response Generation. CEDAR is a probing framework that aims to understand why RG models respond as they do by probing RG models understanding of commonsense reasoning that elicits proper responses. We formalize the problem by framing commonsense as a latent variable in the RG task and using explanations for responses as textual form of commonsense.

    Biography: Pei Zhou is a third year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Southern California USC and Information Sciences Institute ISI co advised by Professors Xiang Ren and Jay Pujara. Pei graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics of Computation from UCLA in 2019, where he worked closely with Profs. Kai-Wei Chang and Yizhou Sun. In summers of 2021 and 2020, Pei interned as an applied scientist at Amazon Alexa AI, dialogue modeling team. Pei's current research focus lies in commonsense reasoning in dialogue response generation. He is also broadly interested in knowledge grounding in language, robustness, and fairness in NLP.



    Host: Jon May and Thamme Gowda

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

    Webcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx1wKxqRy1c

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual

    WebCast Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx1wKxqRy1c

    Audiences: NL Seminar

    Contact: Pete Zamar

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Drop-In Hours

    Thu, Oct 07, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 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: Oct 2021 Drop In.pdf

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Thu, Oct 07, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    CS Advisors will be available on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays this fall from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to assist undergraduates in our four majors (CSCI, CSBA, CSGA, and CECS) via Live Chat. Access the live chat through our website at https://cs.usc.edu/chat

    Location: Online - Live Chat

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Sciecne

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Oct 07, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Our virtual information session is a live presentation from a USC Viterbi admission counselor designed for high school students and their family members to learn more about the USC Viterbi undergraduate experience. Our session will cover an overview of our undergraduate engineering programs, the application process, and more on student life. Guests will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion toward the end of the session.

    Register here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • Drop-In Q&A for Prospective Graduate Students

    Thu, Oct 07, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This webinar is designed for those that have specific questions they want answered. Questions will be submitted using the Q&A function and will be answered verbally by a USC Viterbi representative.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MYe4mGEpQGWUDZnivSKgNw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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