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  • Repeating EventSkill-Building for Success: Stress Management Tips

    Wed, Oct 20, 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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  • Virtual Graduate Schools Fair

    Wed, Oct 20, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This is your opportunity to learn about graduate schools and gain an early start on the application process. If you are thinking about going to graduate school, attend the event to explore what options are available to you. You will meet virtually with school representatives via face-to-face video, audio, or text-based chats, allowing for personal interaction in asking questions of a specific school or program. At the event, you can:

    1. Explore the possibilities of graduate and professional education.
    2. Learn about the requirements for programs.
    3. Get detailed information about various schools and their programs.
    4. Network with professionals in your future field.

    For more information, visit
    https://careers.usc.edu/students/find-a-job/career-fairs-for-students/graduate-schools-fair/

    Location: Virtual (via Zoom)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Graduate School Week: USC Graduate School Fair

    Wed, Oct 20, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 02:00 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 upcoming events and zoom links. We hope to see you there!


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

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

    More Information: grad_school_week_flyer.pdf

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pre Grad USC

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Drop-In Hours

    Wed, Oct 20, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 01:00 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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  • ENGL-352: Maymester Bookpacking Experience Info Session

    Wed, Oct 20, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    We want to share an exciting Maymester opportunity from the USC English Department:

    Do you want to get away? Use some of your elective units to join award-winning BBC filmmaker Andrew Chater in a unique Bookpacking experience.

    The Maymester Bookpacking experience is open to all students; we would like to have a diverse group of students to provide different perspectives. Maymester courses will appear in the Spring 2022 Schedule of Classes, but are stand-alone Faculty-Led Program (FLP) offerings that provide exceptional opportunities for research and experiential learning off-campus, throughout the United States, or even abroad.

    If you are interested in the ENGL-352g "Bookpacking 'The Big Easy'" Maymester class, which counts for GE-B "Humanistic Inquiry" credit, please plan to attend an informational session with Professor Andrew Chater on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12th, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm or WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20th from 12:00 pm TO 1:00 pm via Zoom.

    The info session will be an open forum setting, and you will be able to come in and excuse yourself at any point.

    The ENGL-352g course will take you through New Orleans and Southern Louisiana, where you will learn about the French Creole, Cajun, White Protestant, and African-Americans by living the experience through novels, music, and southern food.

    If you have any questions, please email Andrew Chater at chater@usc.edu or Jose G. Perez-Guerrero at jperezgu@usc.edu.

    Applications are due FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22nd by 4:30 pm via email to jperezgu@usc.edu with a Subject Line: ENGL-352 Application.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/9305949062

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Andrew Chater

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  • ENGL-352: Maymester Bookpacking Experience Info Session

    Wed, Oct 20, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    We want to share an exciting Maymester opportunity from the USC English Department:

    Do you want to get away? Use some of your elective units to join award-winning BBC filmmaker Andrew Chater in a unique Bookpacking experience.

    The Maymester Bookpacking experience is open to all students; we would like to have a diverse group of students to provide different perspectives. Maymester courses will appear in the Spring 2022 Schedule of Classes, but are stand-alone Faculty-Led Program (FLP) offerings that provide exceptional opportunities for research and experiential learning off-campus, throughout the United States, or even abroad.

    If you are interested in the ENGL-352g "Bookpacking 'The Big Easy'" Maymester class, which counts for GE-B "Humanistic Inquiry" credit, please plan to attend an informational session with Professor Andrew Chater on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12th, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm or WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20th from 12:00 pm TO 1:00 pm via Zoom.

    The info session will be an open forum setting, and you will be able to come in and excuse yourself at any point.

    The ENGL-352g course will take you through New Orleans and Southern Louisiana, where you will learn about the French Creole, Cajun, White Protestant, and African-Americans by living the experience through novels, music, and southern food.

    If you have any questions, please email Andrew Chater at chater@usc.edu or Jose G. Perez-Guerrero at jperezgu@usc.edu.

    Applications are due FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22nd by 4:30 pm via email to jperezgu@usc.edu with a Subject Line: ENGL-352 Application.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/9305949062

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Andrew Chater

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  • Computer Science Teaching Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Oct 20, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


    Faculty meeting for full-time Computer Science teaching faculty only. Event details emailed directly to attendees.

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Cherie Carter

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  • ENGL-352: Maymester Bookpacking Experience Info Session

    Wed, Oct 20, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    We want to share an exciting Maymester opportunity from the USC English Department:

    Do you want to get away? Use some of your elective units to join award-winning BBC filmmaker Andrew Chater in a unique Bookpacking experience.

    The Maymester Bookpacking experience is open to all students; we would like to have a diverse group of students to provide different perspectives. Maymester courses will appear in the Spring 2022 Schedule of Classes, but are stand-alone Faculty-Led Program (FLP) offerings that provide exceptional opportunities for research and experiential learning off-campus, throughout the United States, or even abroad.

    If you are interested in the ENGL-352g "Bookpacking 'The Big Easy'" Maymester class, which counts for GE-B "Humanistic Inquiry" credit, please plan to attend an informational session with Professor Andrew Chater on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12th, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm or WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20th from 12:00 pm TO 1:00 pm via Zoom.

    The info session will be an open forum setting, and you will be able to come in and excuse yourself at any point.

    The ENGL-352g course will take you through New Orleans and Southern Louisiana, where you will learn about the French Creole, Cajun, White Protestant, and African-Americans by living the experience through novels, music, and southern food.

    If you have any questions, please email Andrew Chater at chater@usc.edu or Jose G. Perez-Guerrero at jperezgu@usc.edu.

    Applications are due FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22nd by 4:30 pm via email to jperezgu@usc.edu with a Subject Line: ENGL-352 Application.

    More Information: ENGL_352_Maymester_Application_Fillable_Form_1_.pdf

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/9305949062

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Andrew Chater

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  • LinkedIn: How to Network Virtually (Hybrid)

    Wed, Oct 20, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This event is designed to help you learn how to network virtually on LinkedIn. You will learn how to draft an introductory message, how to find and research industry professionals, and how to convert your contacts into potential mentee/mentor relationships.
    [(Spring 2021, 30 minute workshop; not sure if this section of description will apply) You will also get the chance to practice what you learn from the session in breakout rooms with Viterbi Career Connection Staff or Viterbi Career Ambassadors. This will be an interactive session, so make sure your audio and camera are ready for your active participation during this event!]
    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 EventKCLC Drop-In Hours

    Wed, Oct 20, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 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

    Location: Gwynn Wilson Student Union (STU) - 311

    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

    Wed, Oct 20, 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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  • Center of Autonomy and AI, Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things, and Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar Series

    Wed, Oct 20, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Haiying (Helen) Shen , Department of Computer Science, University of Virginia

    Talk Title: Black-box Adversarial Attacks for Deep Driving Maneuver Classification Models in Transportation CPS

    Series: Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things

    Abstract: In a connected autonomous vehicle (CAV) scenario, each vehicle utilizes an onboard deep neural network (DNN) model to understand its received time-series driving signals (e.g., speed, brake status) from its nearby vehicles, and then takes necessary actions to increase traffic safety and roadway efficiency. In the scenario, an attacker may launch an adversarial attack, in which the attacker adds unnoticeable perturbation to the actual driving signals to fool the DNN model inside a victim vehicle to output a misclassified class to cause traffic congestion and/or accidents. Such an attack must be generated in near real-time and the adversarial perturbation is not noticeable in the current traffic context. However, previously proposed adversarial attacks fail to meet these requirements. To handle these challenges, we propose black-box adversarial attacks for time-series DNN models in the CAV scenarios. By analyzing real driving datasets, we observe driving signal patterns and features. Then, based on our observations, we design offline perturbations, which are used as a starting point in the online perturbation determination to generate the attacks. Our extensive experimental studies using two real driving datasets show that our proposed adversarial attacks require much shorter generation time and less perturbation amount than existing adversarial attacks.



    Biography: Dr. Haiying (Helen) Shen is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Virginia. She received the 2015 IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) Mid-career Award, the 2010 Microsoft Faculty Fellowship Award, the 2015 IBM Faculty Award, the 2013 NSF CAREER Award, and the 2013 Sigma Xi Clemson Chapter Young Investigator Award. Her research interests include Cyber-physical systems, Cloud computing and datacenters, Machine learning, Big data, and Distributed systems. Dr. Shen has made substantial contributions to her field with over 330 publications in prestigious conferences and journals such as Sigcomm'21, CoNext'20, Infocom'2011-2019, and IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON). Her papers received George N. Saridis best transactions paper award2021, the best paper awards in CloudCom2016 and NAS2018, best paper runner-up award in ICCCN2015, best paper award nominees in ICPP2021, MASS2011 and CCGrid2009, and best-in-session-presentation award in INFOCOM2017. She currently advises five Ph.D. students. She is an Associate Editor for the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON), IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), IEEE Networking Letters (NL). She is also a program committee member of many leading conferences, and the former program co-chair and general co-chair for a number of international conferences.

    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo and Bhaskar Krishnamachari

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p5OEJlPxQlakO4hqovuGEQ

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p5OEJlPxQlakO4hqovuGEQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Oct 20, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Alban Sauret, UCSB

    Talk Title: Capillary Flows of Suspensions

    Abstract: Interfacial flows of multiphase systems containing a dispersed solid or liquid phase occur in a broad range of manufacturing, environmental, and bioengineering processes. However, the classical capillary dynamics is strongly modified when the length scale of the liquid becomes comparable to the particle size. This configuration may lead to a failure of classical models based on a rheological approach. For instance, particles can destabilize thin-films, lead to defects in additive manufacturing, reduce transport efficiency, and result in the contamination of substrates.

    In this talk, I will present some of our recent studies that characterize the role of interfaces in suspension dynamics. I will first describe the formation of a thin-film of suspension on a substrate to illustrate how the particles are entrained and deposited depending on the flow configuration and suspension properties. I will discuss how these results can be used to develop passive capillary filtering and sorting mechanisms. The second part of the talk will characterize how particles can modify the formation of droplets and the atomization of suspension sheets and ligaments. Our approach, bridging different length and time scales, describes how the bulk behavior and local heterogeneities contribute to the dynamics of multiphase capillary objects.

    Biography: Alban Sauret is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Santa Barbara. He graduated with a BS and an MS in Physics from ENS Lyon (France) and earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Aix-Marseille (France) in 2013. During his graduate studies, he was awarded a Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowship from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He then worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University from 2013 to 2014 and then spent four years as a tenured CNRS Research Scientist in a joint academic and industrial laboratory, while also being a visiting research scholar at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. He joined UC Santa Barbara in 2018. His research aims at understanding the dynamics of multiphase systems. He is particularly interested in the couplings between the fluid dynamics, interfacial effects, and particle transport mechanisms involved in environmental and industrial processes. Alban Sauret was named a Soft Matter Emerging Investigators in 2017, was elected a UC Regents Junior Faculty Fellow in 2019, and received the NSF CAREER Award in 2020. His past results were highlighted in various media, including the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Science Friday.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09

    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 202

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Biomedical Engineering Faculty Roundtable

    Wed, Oct 20, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join the USC Viterbi School's Director of Undergraduate Admission, Paul Ledesma, and a few faculty members from the Department of Biomedical Engineering to learn more about their programs. During the live event, faculty will answer questions about majors, classes, research, etc. in Biomedical Engineering.

    Register Here

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Admission

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Back to SChool Connections

    Wed, Oct 20, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 04:50 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Hello,

    The USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity is offering two programming initiatives as you continue to adjust to campus and prepare for your second round of midterms.

    1. Back to SChool Connections - a skill-building workshop series to help you develop strategies to build, deepen and improve your relationships. Learn how to make and maintain friends, talk to your professors and classmates, and resolve conflicts with your roommates.
    Each workshop will involve role-playing activities for you to practice these skillsets. Featured on USC News here: https://news.usc.edu/192217/usc-kortschak-center-helps-students-make-back-to-school-connections/

    2. Build Your Exam Success Toolkit - an engaging opportunity for students to learn how to approach exams in a healthy and organized way. Meet us by Tommy Trojan on Friday, October 22nd to participate in the fun!

    For more details check out the flyer attached below.

    More Information: back_to_school_connections_flyer.pdf

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity

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