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Events for October 28, 2021

  • Drop-In Q&A for Prospective Graduate Students

    Thu, Oct 28, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This webinar is designed for those that have specific questions they want answered. Questions will be submitted using the Q&A function and will be answered verbally by a USC Viterbi representative.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a0cbNz_jQieaByFuoP32WQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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  • Repeating EventWomen in Technology Intern & Analyst Forum Apply By Oct. 3rd!

    Thu, Oct 28, 2021 @ 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS IS AN EXTERNAL EVENT HOSTED BY WELLS FARGO

    2021 Wells Fargo Women in Technology Intern & Analyst Forum -- Register by October 3rd

    Wells Fargo is committed to developing the leaders of tomorrow, and as part of that commitment, we are proud to host an upcoming event for high-performing candidates from diverse backgrounds. The Wells Fargo Women in Technology Virtual Forum is an exclusive TWO-DAY program designed to encourage and inspire women who have an interest in pursuing a career in Technology. Our Forum will highlight our Intern and Analyst opportunities within Wells Fargo Technology for 2022.

    During this virtual forum you will:

    Meet with senior management and professionals from Wells Fargo Technology
    Participate in information sessions, panels, and networking events.
    Participate in accelerated interviews for our 2022 Technology Intern or Analyst Program

    Event Details
    Date: October 28th -- 29th, 2021
    Location: The entire event will be held virtually via Zoom

    Registration: To be considered for the forum, you must register here 2021 Wells Fargo Women in Technology Intern & Analyst Forum: Registration: (wfwuevents.com). Please submit your registration by 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, Oct 3rd 2021.


    If you have any questions, please email: WellsFargoTechnologyCampusRecruiting@wellsfargo.com

    Location: Virtual (via Zoom)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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

    Thu, Oct 28, 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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  • Nikhil Garg (Cornell University) - Combatting Gerrymandering with Social Choice: the Design of Multi-member Districts

    Thu, Oct 28, 2021 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Nikhil Garg, Cornell University

    Talk Title: Combatting Gerrymandering with Social Choice: the Design of Multi-member Districts

    Abstract: Every representative democracy must specify a mechanism under which voters choose their representatives. The most common mechanism in the United States -- winner-take-all single-member districts -- both enables substantial partisan gerrymandering and constrains `fair' redistricting, preventing proportional representation in legislatures. We study the design of multi-member districts (MMDs), in which each district elects multiple representatives, potentially through a non-winner-takes-all voting rule. We carry out large-scale analyses for the U.S. House of Representatives under MMDs with different social choice functions, under algorithmically generated maps optimized for either partisan benefit or proportionality. Doing so requires efficiently incorporating predicted partisan outcomes -- under various multi-winner social choice functions -- into an algorithm that optimizes over an ensemble of maps. We find that with three-member districts using Single Transferable Vote, fairness-minded independent commissions would be able to achieve proportional outcomes in every state up to rounding, and advantage-seeking partisans would have their power to gerrymander significantly curtailed. Simultaneously, such districts would preserve geographic cohesion, an arguably important aspect of representative democracies. In the process, we open up a rich research agenda at the intersection of social choice and computational redistricting.


    Biography: Nikhil Garg is an Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Information Engineering at Cornell Tech as part of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute. His research interest is the application of algorithms, data science, and mechanism design to the study of democracy, markets, and societal systems at large. He received his PhD from Stanford University, where he was part of the Society and Algorithms Lab and Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team. He has spent time at Uber, NASA, and Microsoft, and most recently was the Principal Data Scientist at PredictWise, which provides election analytics for political campaigns. Nikhil has received the INFORMS George Dantzig Dissertation Award, an honorable mention for the ACM SIGecom dissertation award, and 2nd place in the MSOM student paper competition.

    Host: Shaddin Dughmi

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 213

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Oct 28, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou, Columbia University

    Talk Title: Path Integrals in Stochastic Engineering Dynamics

    Abstract: Please see attached abstract, bio and photo.

    Host: Dr. Roger Ghanem

    Webcast: Zoom: https://usc.zoom.us/j/996-8004-9945 Meeting ID:99680049945 Passcode: 905716

    More Information: I Kougiumtzoglou Abstract-bio.pdf

    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) - 101

    WebCast Link: Zoom: https://usc.zoom.us/j/996-8004-9945 Meeting ID:99680049945 Passcode: 905716

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Drop-In Hours

    Thu, Oct 28, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 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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  • Advanced Manufacturing Seminar

    Thu, Oct 28, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Charlie C. L. Wang, University of Manchester

    Talk Title: Multi-Axis Additive Manufacturing: Support-Free, Mechanical Strength and Motion Planning

    Abstract: In this talk, I will present our recent work related to multi-axis additive manufacturing (i.e., MAAM). Although called 3D printing, the processing of material accumulation in most commercial AM systems is however taken in a 2.5D manner, which leads to two major problems - 1) supporting structures are needed below regions with large overhang and 2) weak mechanical strength between layers of accumulated materials. Both challenges are tackled in our work by incorporating multi-axis motion into the material deposition process. Printing along real 3D tool-paths is conducted. Automatic tool-path planning for multi-axis 3D printing is based on two successive decompositions, first volume-to-surfaces and then surfaces-to-curves. Two computational pipelines will be introduced, where the first one is based on voxel representation for support-free 3D printing and the second paradigm is based on vector-field computation for reinforcing the mechanical strength of 3D printed models. Lastly, I will present methods for effectively planning the motion trajectory of robots in these manufacturing tasks, the tool-paths of which are usually complex and have a large number of discrete-time constraints as waypoints.

    Biography:
    Prof. Charlie C. L. Wang currently holds a Chair of Smart Manufacturing with the University of Manchester. Prior to this, he was a Chair of Advanced Manufacturing at Delft University of Technology and a Professor of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also worked as a visiting professor at University of Southern California during sabbatical leave in 2011. Prof. Wang received a few awards from professional societies including the ASME CIE Excellence in Research Award (2016), the ISSMO/Springer Prize (2019), the Best Paper Award (2nd Place) of Solid and Physical Modeling (2019), the NAMRI/SME Outstanding Paper Award (2013), the Best Paper Awards of ASME CIE Conferences (twice in 2008 and 2001 respectively), the Prakash Krishnaswami CAPPD Best Paper Award of ASME CIE Conference (2011), and the ASME CIE Young Engineer Award (2009). He received his B.Eng. degree (1998) in mechatronics engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology and his Ph.D. degree (2002) in mechanical engineering from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and is also currently the chair of Solid Modeling Association (SMA).

    Host: Center for Advanced Manufacturing

    More Info: Registration Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_I4t2NMfJS--fyzciHcbzlQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Thu, Oct 28, 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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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Oct 28, 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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  • Drop-In Q&A for Prospective Graduate Students

    Thu, Oct 28, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This webinar is designed for those that have specific questions they want answered. Questions will be submitted using the Q&A function and will be answered verbally by a USC Viterbi representative.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MYe4mGEpQGWUDZnivSKgNw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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