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Events for October 19, 2021

  • Repeating EventSkill-Building for Success: Stress Management Tips

    Tue, Oct 19, 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 Stress Management Tips, understanding how you experience stress and exploring and practicing various ways to cope.

    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: Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity

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  • Building & Maintaining Professional Connections (Hybrid)

    Tue, Oct 19, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Increase your career and internship knowledge on networking by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff.
    To access more information on this workshop, log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    For more information about all workshops, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    Access Zoom link on Viterbi Career Gateway: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

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

    Audiences: All Engineering Students

    Contact: Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Tue, Oct 19, 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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  • Photonics Seminar Series

    Tue, Oct 19, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Prof. Jaime Cardenas, University of Rochester

    Talk Title: On-Chip Weak Value Amplification

    Series: Photonics Seminar

    Host: Electrical and Computer Engineering: Wade Hsu, Mercedeh Khajavikhan, Michelle Povinelli, Constantine Sideris, and Wei Wu

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91808071892?pwd=VUwyK3NSNW5rSzVLQzFKSGdPc05yUT09

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91808071892?pwd=VUwyK3NSNW5rSzVLQzFKSGdPc05yUT09

    More Information: Photonics Seminar _Jaime Cardenas 10-19-21.pdf

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91808071892?pwd=VUwyK3NSNW5rSzVLQzFKSGdPc05yUT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jennifer Ramos/Electrophysics

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  • Repeating EventDrop-In Weekly Office Hours [Virtual] Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Tue, Oct 19, 2021 @ 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Every Tuesday, office hours are an opportunity for CARC users to ask questions about research computing. No appointment/registration is necessary, but you must use your USC credentials to access the Zoom meeting by clicking "Register" below. For in-person support, we are also in Leavey Library room 3M (basement) during this same time period. Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Graduate School Week: Application Components

    Tue, Oct 19, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Dear Trojan,

    USC Pre-Grad office is hosting various events for grad school week from October 18-21. These events are great for anyone in the application process or for those who are considering on applying to graduate school in the near future. Attached below is a flyer with a list of events and zoom links. We hope to see you there!


    - Application Components - Tuesday, October 19th from 3-4pm

    - USC Graduate School Fair - Wednesday, October 20th from 10am-2pm (Hosted by the Career Center)

    - Personal Statement - Thursday, October 21st from 3-4pm

    More Information: grad_school_week_flyer.pdf

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/J/97482571793

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pre Grad USC

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  • ISE 651 - Epstein Seminar

    Tue, Oct 19, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Jorge Nocedal, Professor, Dept. of Industrial Engr & Management Sciences, Northwestern

    Talk Title: Constrained Optimization in the Presence of Noise

    Host: Dr. Meisam Razaviyayn

    More Information: October 19, 2021.pdf

    Location: Zoom/Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • CS Colloquium: Harold Soh (National University of Singapore) - Trust, Talk, and Touch for Human-Robot Interaction

    Tue, Oct 19, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Harold Soh, National University of Singapore

    Talk Title: Trust, Talk, and Touch for Human-Robot Interaction

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: In this talk, I will present three topics we've been exploring in my lab that bring us towards collaborative robots we trust. Specifically, I will discuss (1) how human trust in a robot transfers across tasks (and methods for modeling this phenomena), (2) how we can use deep self-models for human-robot communication, and if time permits, (3) how robots can extend their tactile perception for physical HRI. A common thread that runs through the topics is that using specified or learned structure can significantly improve sample efficiency. Data can be scarce in robotics and we will end the talk by briefly discussing open problems at the intersection of machine learning and HRI.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:
    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0MjiSeXvR2-1FfxN0Bq7vg

    After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Harold Soh is Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he directs the Collaborative Learning and Adaptive Robots (CLeAR) group. Harold completed his Ph.D. at Imperial College London with Yiannis Demiris on online learning for assistive robots.

    Harold's current research focuses on machine learning and decision-making for trustworthy collaborative robots. His work spans cognitive modeling (specifically human-robot trust) to physical systems (tactile intelligence with novel e-skins), and has been recognized with best paper award nominations at RSS, HRI, and IROS. Harold has served on the HRI committee as LBR Co-Chair (2019) and on the Technical Advances PC as a member (2020) and Chair (2021). He is an Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Human Robot Interaction (2021). He serves as PC member / reviewer for the top publication venues in AI (NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, AAAI) and robotics (ICRA, IROS, RSS, HRI).


    Host: Stefanos Nikolaidis

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0MjiSeXvR2-1FfxN0Bq7vg

    Location: Online Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0MjiSeXvR2-1FfxN0Bq7vg

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Oct 19, 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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  • Mork Family Department Fall Seminars - William Schneider, Notre Dame

    Tue, Oct 19, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    University Calendar


    Mork Family Department Fall Seminars - William Schneider, Notre Dame
    Host: Prof. Shaama Sharada

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Greta Harrison

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  • DEN@Viterbi: How to Apply Virtual Info Session

    Tue, Oct 19, 2021 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join USC Viterbi representatives for a step-by-step guide and tips for how to apply for formal admission into a Master's degree or Graduate Certificate program. The session is intended for individuals who wish to pursue a graduate degree program completely online via USC Viterbi's flexible online DEN@Viterbi delivery method.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to connect directly with USC Viterbi representatives and ask questions about the admission process throughout the session.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea6ba8dc1fa7253a5aa8d3e318851ec38

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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