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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Black Belt

    Tue, Oct 24, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: TBA,

    Talk Title: TBA

    Abstract: 14 day program:
    Week 1: October 24-27, 2017
    Week 2: November 6-10, 2017
    Week 3: December 4-8, 2017

    Learn the advanced problem-solving skills you need to implement the principles, practices, and techniques of Six Sigma to maximize performance and cost reductions in your organization. During this three-week practitioner course, you will learn how to measure a process, analyze the results, develop process improvements, and quantify the resulting savings. You will be required to complete a project demonstrating mastery of appropriate analytical methods and pass an examination to earn Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate. This practitioner course for Six Sigma implementation provides extensive coverage of the Six Sigma process, as well as intensive exposure to the key analytical tools associated with Six Sigma, including project management, team skills, cost analysis, FMEA, basic statistics, inferential statistics, sampling, goodness of fit testing, regression and correlation analysis, reliability, design of experiments, statistical process control, measurement systems analysis, and simulation. Computer applications are emphasized.

    NOTE: Participants must provide a windows based computer running Microsoft Office to the seminar.

    Host: USC Viterbi Executive Education

    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/six-sigma-lean-certification/six-sigma-black-belt/

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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    Posted By: Viterbi Professional Programs

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  • CS Colloquium: Rachel Greenstadt (Drexel University) - Using Stylometry to Attribute Programmers and Writers

    Tue, Oct 24, 2017 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Rachel Greenstadt, Drexel University

    Talk Title: Using Stylometry to Attribute Programmers and Writers

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

    In this talk, I will discuss my lab's work in the emerging field of adversarial stylometry and machine learning. Machine learning algorithms are increasingly being used in security and privacy domains, in areas that go beyond intrusion or spam detection. For example, in digital forensics, questions often arise about the authors of documents: their identity, demographic background, and whether they can be linked to other documents. The field of stylometry uses linguistic features and machine learning techniques to answer these questions. We have applied stylometry to difficult domains such as underground hacker forums, open source projects (code), and tweets. I will discuss our Doppelgänger Finder algorithm, which enables us to group Sybil accounts on underground forums and detect blogs from Twitter feeds and reddit comments. In addition, I will discuss our work attributing unknown source code and binaries.


    Biography: Dr. Rachel Greenstadt is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Drexel University where she teaches graduate-level courses in computer security, privacy, and machine learning. She founded the Privacy, Security, and Automation Laboratory at Drexel University in 2008. She has attracted a research team of PhD students and undergraduates with interests and expertise in information extraction, machine learning, agents, privacy, trust, and security.

    Dr. Greenstadt's scholarship has been recognized by the privacy research community. She is an alum of the DARPA Computer Science Study Group and a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award. Her work has received the PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies and the Andreas Pfitzmann Best Student Paper Award. She currently serves as co-editor-in-chief of the journal Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs). Her research has been featured in the New York Times, the New Republic, Der Spiegel, and other local and international media outlets.


    Host: Aleksandra Korolova

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Computer Science Department

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  • Navigating the Internship & Job Search- Presented by ITP Faculty Larry Jordan

    Tue, Oct 24, 2017 @ 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Virtually everything you think you know about getting a job/internship is wrong -- especially in the real-world after graduation. Join Larry Jordan for this one-hour session on what you NEED to know to find the job/internship of your dreams.

    Discover how to cope with competition and avoid pitfalls in your job hunt, learn what employers are actually looking for during an interview and get tips on how to negotiate your salary.

    Larry Jordan has hired teams in media and high-tech for more than 40 years. He's part of the ITP Part-Time Faculty Job Search committee and has run his own business for more than 20 years. He also teaches ITP-211 and ITP-411. This is his favorite lecture from his award-winning course.

    This will be one of the most valuable hours you spend this entire year.

    Pizza will be provided!

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Lam Research Corporation Info Session

    Tue, Oct 24, 2017 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Discover opportunity on a whole new scale.
    Stop by our Information Session to find out how to build a successful career starting with an atom.

    Creating today's computer chips requires the utmost precision on a scale so small, it's hard to comprehend. Yet that's where our Atom Engineers shine.

    At Lam, we are all Atom Engineers. Whether you're in operations, supply chain management, or customer support; whether you're an engineer, a technician, or a specialist; whether you're a senior leader or recent grad, you're helping our customers manipulate the tiny building blocks of atoms and move the world.

    Event: Tech Talk with Lam
    Date: October 24, 2017
    Time: 6 pm
    Location: TBA
    Speaker: Aaron Fellis, VP Deposition

    Join us and help power the components that empower everything.

    We're looking for talented thinkers who understand that a single atom can make a world of difference. If you're interested in pursuing a career in any of the following areas, we should talk:

    Chemistry, Engineering Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Materials Science, Physics, Plasma Physics, Software Development and Engineering, and Supply Chain.

    Learn more and apply at www.lamresearch.com/careers.

    Location: SGM 101

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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