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Events for October 23, 2023

  • Welcome to Gartner Consulting - "Ace the Case" Bootcamp (Day 1)

    Mon, Oct 23, 2023 @ 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Day 1 - Oct. 23, 9-10 AM, 12-1 PM PST
    Day 2 - Oct. 27, 9-10 AM, 10-11 AM, 12-1 PM PST
     
     
    Virtual, RSVP HERE: https://flows.beamery.com/gartner/gartner-consulting--ace-the-case--bootcamp-rvffgwzdeg
    Representatives from Gartner Consulting will host an "Ace the Case Bootcamp" for Graduate students. This will be a two-part virtual event series where students will first learn how to best approach a case study interview and discuss ways to be successful. Following these presentations, students will be given a take-home case to put theory into practice.
    Session 2 will consist of breakout rooms where students will work through their prepared case study presentation to receive feedback from a Gartner consultant.
     
     
    Monday, October 23rd - Part 1 overview presentation (choose 1 session to attend)


    Option 1: 12:00-1:00 pm Eastern


    Option 2: 3:00-4:00 pm Eastern


    Friday, October 27th - Part 2 small group breakout sessions (choose 1 session to attend)


    Option 1: 12:00-1:00 pm Eastern


    Option 2: 1:00-2:00 pm Eastern


    Option 3: 3:00-4:00 pm Eastern


     
     
    Due to high levels of interest, registration will be limited. Completing this form indicates your interest in participating but is not a confirmation. On October 18th, you will receive an update on your status.
    Once confirmed, you are expected to attend both parts live. After confirmation if you are unable to attend both parts, please contact us so we can move a student from the waitlist forward.
     
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    Location: Virtual Event

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

    Event Link: https://flows.beamery.com/gartner/gartner-consulting--ace-the-case--bootcamp-rvffgwzdeg

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  • Repeating EventCommunications Hub: Writing and Speaking for PhD Students - Drop In Hours

    Mon, Oct 23, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Viterbi Ph.D. Students!
    Need help with academic and professional writing and speaking tasks? Viterbi faculty at the Hub provide one-on-one help with journal and conference articles, dissertations, fellowship applications, and career communications!
    Drop by RTH 222A on MWF 10am-1pm or make an online appointment via email at eishub@usc.edu.

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

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Helen Choi

    Event Link: https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home

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  • AI4Health Center: Cyrus Shahabi (USC) - Privacy-preserving Release of Location Data for Health Applications

    Mon, Oct 23, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Cyrus Shahabi, USC

    Talk Title: Privacy-preserving Release of Location Data for Health Applications

    Series: AI4Health Center

    Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss how location data is crucial for various health applications, such as preparing for pandemics, finding early signs of Alzheimer's disease, and measuring human performance. At the same time, I will underscore the sensitivity of this data, exacerbated by growing privacy concerns, potentially hindering its accessibility. Therefore, I will survey various strategies aimed at protecting location privacy, all the while preserving the utility of these applications.

    Of particular focus will be our utilization of advanced deep neural network techniques for the release of private aggregated location data and the generation of synthetic location visit sequences. Finally, I'll wrap up by discussing new ways to use location data in the future, along with the open challenges and questions we need to address.


    Biography: Cyrus Shahabi is a Professor of Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Spatial Sciences; Helen N. and Emmett H. Jones Professor of Engineering; and the director of the Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC) at USC. He was also the chair of the Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science at USC from 2017 to 2022. He was co-founder of two USC spin-offs, Geosemble Technologies and Tallygo. He authored two books and more than three hundred research papers in databases, GIS, and multimedia with 14 US Patents. Dr. Shahabi chaired the founding nomination committee of ACM SIGSPATIAL for its first term (2008-2011 term) and served as the chair of ACM SIGSPATIAL for the 2017-2020 term. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, and VLDB Journal. He is currently Editor in Chief of PVLDB Vol. 17 (PC Chair of VLDB 2024) and on the editorial board of the ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems and ACM Computers in Entertainment. Dr. Shahabi is a recipient of the ACM Distinguished Scientist award, the U.S. Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), and the NSF CAREER award. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and IEEE.

    Host: Michael Pazzani (ISI)

    More Info: https://www.isi.edu/events/4218/privacy-preserving-release-of-location-data-for-health-applications/

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Faculty Affairs

    Event Link: https://www.isi.edu/events/4218/privacy-preserving-release-of-location-data-for-health-applications/

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  • CS Teaching Faculty Meeting

    Mon, Oct 23, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    University Calendar


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

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 322

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Melissa Ochoa

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  • ZooX information Session

    Mon, Oct 23, 2023 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of artificial intelligence, robotics, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. Zoox is hosting an information session for both undergraduate and graduate students who are looking for an internship. We are looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team. Come learn about what we are doing in the autonomous vehicle industry! About our hiring interest:

    -We are hiring for undergrad, grad, and PhD students
    -We are open to hiring international students


    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. The inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the responsibility of the participant to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Zoom

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvc-iuqT0tHdTRFMPerg7eWzDfCwNfkQkt

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Pei Zhou

    Mon, Oct 23, 2023 @ 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    University Calendar


    PhD Thesis Proposal - Pei Zhou
     
    Committee Members: Xiang Ren (Chair), Jay Pujara, Toby Mintz, Jesse Thomason, Jieyu Zhao
     
    Title: Common Ground Reasoning for Communicative Agents
     
    Abstract: Conversational AIs have received much attention due to the advent of large language model-powered chatbots such as ChatGPT. Recent studies have also focused on the potential of building AI agents that can interact with humans and the world. However, challenges remain unsolved for AI models to become capable communicative agents including understanding implicit intents and reaching goals. This thesis proposal outlines my research aiming to tackle these challenges by teaching models to reason to build common ground to become better communicators. Specifically, I focus on 1) enhancing conversational models with common ground knowledge; 2) modeling theory-of-mind capabilities to build goal-driven dialogue agents; and 3) augmenting planning capabilities in multi-round interactions. I will also discuss future directions including can we teach models to self-discover reasoning structures to adapt to unseen scenarios and can models benefit from memory modules to store and generate new insights from prior experience

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Melissa Ochoa

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/2065614640

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