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  • Repeating EventEngineering Ventures, Innovation and Launch

    Wed, Oct 19, 2016 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education

    University Calendar

    Engineering Ventures, Innovation and Launch is an introductory course for scientists and engineers interested in learning the basics of developing and evaluating new investment and innovation opportunities.

    The course will review lean startup concepts and methodologies, with a focus on customer discovery and value propositions. Participants will learn how to develop and validate business models to commercialize new technologies.

    Additionally, the 3-day program will cover various financial, technological, and strategic assessment frameworks to evaluate and prioritize commercial opportunities. Evaluation frameworks will be discussed individually and integrated to provide a complete view of potential technology commercialization.

    Engineering Ventures, Innovation and Launch is designed for scientific and engineering staff with 3 or more years of professional technical experience. Course participants do not need any advanced business experience or education.

    For more information and to register, please visit https://gapp.usc.edu/professional-programs/short-courses/engineering-ventures-innovation-and-launch.

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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    Contact: Viterbi Professional Programs

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  • 15th Annual BioResearch Product Faire

     15th Annual BioResearch Product Faire

    Wed, Oct 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Workshops & Infosessions

    You and the researchers in your department are invited to our 15th Annual BioResearch Product Faire coming to the University of Southern California.

    Stop by the free event to:

    -network with other researchers
    -view product demonstrations
    -connect with industry experts
    -discover new research tools
    -learn troubleshooting skills
    -hear about laboratory services
    -learn about career opportunities
    -enjoy an extensive buffet of refreshments

    Using the right tools for your research saves you time at the bench.

    Location: Eli & Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Resch. (BCC) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Cristy Lytal/USC Stem Cell

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  • MHI CommNetS Seminar

    Wed, Oct 19, 2016 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Amir Salimi, N/A

    Talk Title: Generalized cut-set bounds and Symmetrical Projections of Entropy region

    Series: CommNetS

    Abstract: In this talk, we show two combinatorial optimization problems, which arise from network information theory. Many multi-terminal communication networks, content delivery networks, cache networks and distributed storage systems, can be modeled as a broadcast network. An explicit characterization of the capacity region of the general network coding problem is one of the best known open problems in network information theory. A simple set of bounds that are often used in the literature to show that certain rate tuples are infeasible are based on the graph-theoretic notion of cut. The standard cut-set bounds, however, are known to be loose in general when there are multiple messages to be communicated in the network. A new set of explicit network coding bounds, which combine different simple cuts of the network via a variety of set operations (not just the union), are established via their connections to extremal inequalities for submodular functions.

    Moreover, it is known that there is a direct relationship between network coding solution and characterization of entropy region. We talk about the symmetric structures in network coding problems and their relation with symmetrical projections of entropy region and introduce new aspects of entropy inequalities. First, inequalities relating average joint entropies rather than entropies over individual subsets are studied. Second, the existence of non-Shannon type inequalities under partial symmetry is studied using the concepts of Shannon and non-Shannon groups.

    Host: Prof. Ashutosh Nayyar

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Annie Yu

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  • CAIS Seminar: Stefano Ermon (Stanford) - Measuring Progress towards Sustainable Development Goals with Machine Learning

    Wed, Oct 19, 2016 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Stefano Ermon, Stanford University

    Talk Title: Measuring Progress towards Sustainable Development Goals with Machine Learning

    Series: Center for AI in Society (CAIS) Seminar Series

    Abstract: This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Computer Science Research Colloquium.

    Recent technological developments are creating new spatio-temporal data streams that contain a wealth of information relevant to sustainable development goals. Modern AI techniques have the potential to yield accurate, inexpensive, and highly scalable models to inform research and policy. As a first example, I will present a machine learning method we developed to predict and map poverty in developing countries. Our method can reliably predict economic well-being using only high-resolution satellite imagery. Because images are passively collected in every corner of the world, our method can provide timely and accurate measurements in a very scalable end economic way, and could revolutionize efforts towards global poverty eradication. As a second example, I will present some ongoing work on monitoring agricultural and food security outcomes from space.

    Biography: Stefano Ermon is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University, where he is affiliated with the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Woods Institute for the Environment. He completed his PhD in computer science at Cornell in 2015. His research interests include techniques for scalable and accurate inference in graphical models, statistical modeling of data, large-scale combinatorial optimization, and robust decision making under uncertainty, and is motivated by a range of applications, in particular ones in the emerging field of computational sustainability. Stefano has won several awards, including two Best Student Paper Awards, one Runner-Up Prize, and a McMullen Fellowship.

    Host: Milind Tambe

    Location: Mark Taper Hall Of Humanities (THH) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • CANCELLED- Paypal Information Session and Panel

    Wed, Oct 19, 2016 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    This Session has been cancelled.

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • A Conversation with Christopher Cool: Project Management and Careers at Northrop Grumman

    A Conversation with Christopher Cool: Project Management and Careers at Northrop Grumman

    Wed, Oct 19, 2016 @ 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity

    The IISE Student Chapter at USC and the LA-OC Professional Chapter are co-hosting an incredible event with the talented Christopher B. Cool.

    Mr. Cool is vice president, Operations Optimization for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, a premier provider of manned and unmanned aircraft, space systems, and advanced technologies critical to our nation's security.

    Mr. Cool will be speaking on his extensive experience in Project
    Management and his inspiring career path. Mr. Katbamna, the Director of the Industrial Engineering Department, will also be joining us. He will provide information on job and career opportunities in the department at Northrop Grumman.

    Please come in "dressy casual." We can't wait to see you all there!

    Location: John Stauffer Science Lecture Hall (SLH) - 200

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: USC Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers

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