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Events for October 27, 2021

  • Repeating EventSkill-Building for Success: Test-Taking Tactics

    Wed, Oct 27, 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 Test Taking Tactics, improving your exam preparation skills by exploring different methods of learning, studying, and actually taking the test, which can be implemented before, during, or after the exam.

    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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  • Repeating EventKCLC Drop-In Hours

    Wed, Oct 27, 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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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Oct 27, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


    Bi-Weekly regular faculty meeting for invited full-time Computer Science faculty only. Event details emailed directly to attendees.

    Location: TBD

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Drop-In Hours

    Wed, Oct 27, 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 27, 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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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Oct 27, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Paul Ronney, USC

    Talk Title: Releasing Insights from Data: Quarrying vs. Sculpting

    Abstract: When Michelangelo surveyed a block of marble he saw a figure trapped inside; his goal was to release the figure that in his mind was already there. Research involves not only quarrying (obtaining) blocks of experimental, computational or theoretical data but more importantly releasing the insights trapped within. For example, every student of physics learns about the H atom spectrum - but why this block of data? Because, trapped within the spectrum is a critical, unequivocal insight - that energy levels of matter are quantized.
    In that famous example the insight and its significance are obvious given the benefit of years of hindsight - but what important insights are trapped inside freshly-quarried data? The focus of this presentation is on examples of and methods for sculpting data into works of insight. Starting with the aforementioned case study and others the audiences sculpting skill will be challenged with case studies from both the presenters own work (some not yet published) and elsewhere, with an emphasis on examples where the insights were both difficult to sculpt and led to counterintuitive insights.


    Biography: Paul Ronney is a Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. Prof. Ronney received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, a Master of Science degree in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology, and a Doctor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He held postdoctoral appointments at the NASA Lewis (now Glenn) Research Center and the Laboratory for Computational Physics at the U. S. Naval Research Laboratory and a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University before assuming his current position at USC. Prof. Ronney was the Payload Specialist Astronaut (Alternate) for Space Shuttle mission MSL-1 (STS-83, April 4 - 8, 1997) and the reflight of this mission (STS-94, July 1 - 16, 1997).

    Professor Ronney has extensive research experience in small-scale combustion and power generation, turbulent combustion, flame ignition by transient plasma discharges, micro-scale combustion, bioengineering (robotic insect propulsion), edge flames, flame propagation in confined geometries (Hele-Shaw cells), internal combustion engines, premixed-gas combustion at microgravity and flame spread over solid fuel beds. One of his experiments, a study of premixed-gas flames at low gravity, flew on three Space Shuttle missions.

    Prof. Ronney has published over 80 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals, made over 250 technical presentations (including over 35 invited presentations at international conferences), holds 7 U.S. patents, and has received over $12 million in funding for his research projects. In recognition of his achievements, he is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Combustion Institute, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award. He has received the Distinguished Paper Award from the Combustion Institute (for a work published in the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 37) and the Starley Premium Award of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (for the best paper of the year published in the Journal of Automobile Engineering.)

    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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  • Repeating EventKCLC Back to SChool Connections

    Wed, Oct 27, 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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  • Center of Autonomy and AI, Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things, and Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar Series

    Wed, Oct 27, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Xenofon Koutsoukos, Department of Computer Science at Vanderbilt University

    Talk Title: Resilient Distributed Consensus, Optimization, and Learning in Networked Cyber-Physical Systems

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

    Abstract: Distributed consensus, optimization, and learning algorithms are increasingly used in networked cyber-physical systems but they are prone to Byzantine attacks. In this talk, we will present distributed algorithms for resilient aggregation in high-dimensional problems. The first approach is based on the notion of centerpoint, which is an extension of the median in higher dimensions. Centerpoint is used in a resilient distributed stochastic gradient descent algorithm in a cooperative network and evaluated using examples of target pursuit in multi-robot systems. The second approach is based on adaptive weight assignment and is used for resilient distributed multi-task learning and distributed reinforcement learning. Our results show better learning performance than the non-cooperative case and resilience in the presence of Byzantine agents.

    Biography: Xenofon Koutsoukos is the Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Vanderbilt University. He is a Professor of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering and a Senior Research Scientist with the Institute for Software Integrated Systems. His research is in the area of cyber-physical systems with emphasis on learning-enabled systems, security and resilience, control and decision-making, diagnosis and fault tolerance, formal methods, and adaptive resource management. Prof. Koutsoukos was the recipient of the NSF Career Award in 2004, the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009 from the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, and the 2011 NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) Associate Administrator (AA) Award in Technology and Innovation. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

    Host: Hosts: Pierluigi Nuzzo and Paul Bogdan

    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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  • Singapore Prospective Students Info Session

    Wed, Oct 27, 2021 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Representatives from the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering will be hosting an online webinar for prospective students in Singapore.

    Students who have earned or are in the process of earning a Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or hard science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to attend to learn more about applying to our graduate programs.

    Students who have earned or are in the process of earning a Bachelor's degree in the Non-Engineering area are all welcome to join, USC Viterbi provides 16 STEM programs for non-engineering students to apply!

    The session will include information on the following topics:

    - Master's & Ph.D. programs in engineering, computer science, and data science
    - STEM Programs for Non-Engineering students
    - How to Apply
    - Scholarships and funding
    - Student life at USC and in Los Angeles

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2t1zIbuSQGWn2kswXA2Ppw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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  • Learn About Careers At Clark Construction (In-Person, Viterbi-Specific)

    Wed, Oct 27, 2021 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Informational session on Clark Construction and opportunities for internships and full-time employment. Students can learn more about the company, the opportunities we have, and ask questions.

    Located IN-PERSON on campus in RTH 211

    Degree Levels: Bachelors, Masters

    Majors: Civil, Mechanical, Environmental

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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