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  • Repeating EventMaseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition

    Thu, Nov 02, 2023

    Viterbi Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Student Activity

    MEPC is accepting applications!
    The 2023-2024 Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition (MEPC) season has officially begun. 
    We are currently accepting applications until Monday, November 6, 2023 @ 11:59pm.
    All USC students are invited to participate, although each team must have at least one current Viterbi student (undergrad or grad). The maximum number of team members is 5.
    Each team will participate in educational sessions, workshops, and meetings with mentors throughout the academic year. This year's MEPC programming will begin with a Kickoff on December 7, 2023.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi TIE

    Event Link: https://viterbiinnovation.usc.edu/competitions-and-programs/mepc/

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  • NL Seminar- What We Learned from 570K ChatGPT Interaction Logs In The Wild

    Thu, Nov 02, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Wenting Zhao, Cornell University

    Talk Title: What We Learned from 570K ChatGPT Interaction Logs In The Wild

    Series: NL Seminar

    Abstract: Reminder: Meeting hosts only admit guests that they know to the Zoom meeting. Hence, you are highly encouraged to use your USC account to sign into Zoom. If you are an outside visitor, please inform us at nlg DASH seminar DASH host AT isi DOT edu beforehand so we will be aware of your attendance and let you in. In-person attendance will be permitted for USC/ISI faculty, staff, students only. Open to the public virtually via the zoom link. More Info: https://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/ Chatbots such as GPT 4 and ChatGPT are currently serving millions of users. Despite their widespread use, there remains a lack of public datasets that showcase how these tools are used by users in practice. In this talk, I will introduce  in the WildChat, a corpus of 570K user ChatGPT conversations, which comprises over 1.5 million interaction turns. I will show that, compared to other popular user-chatbot interaction datasets, WildChat offers the most diverse user prompts and presents the richest variety of potentially toxic use-cases. Finally, I will demonstrate the potential utility of this dataset in fine-tuning state-of-the-art instruction following models.

    Biography: Wenting Zhao is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at Cornell University. Her research focuses on improving reasoning capabilities of large language models by exploiting explicit problem structures. She organizes an ACL tutorial on complex reasoning over Natural Language and the second workshop on Natural Language Reasoning and Structured Explanations. She has done internships at IBM Research, Amazon Alexa, and AI2 Mosaic.

    Host: Jon May and Justin Cho

    More Info: https://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

    Webcast: https://youtu.be/lx1XcTdhalU

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual and ISI-Conf Rm#689

    WebCast Link: https://youtu.be/lx1XcTdhalU

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

    Event Link: https://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

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  • Adaptive Attention: Bringing Active Vision into the Camera - Prof. Sanjeev Koppal

    Thu, Nov 02, 2023 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Sanjeev Koppal, University of Florida

    Talk Title: Adaptive Attention: Bringing Active Vision into the Camera

    Abstract: Most cameras today capture images without considering scene content. In contrast, animal eyes have fast mechanical movements that control how the scene is imaged in detail by the fovea, where visual acuity is highest. The prevalence of active vision during biological imaging, and the wide variety of it, makes it very clear that this is an effective visual design strategy. In this talk, I cover our recent work on creating *both* new camera designs and novel vision algorithms to enable adaptive and selective active vision and imaging inside cameras and sensors.

    Biography: Sanjeev J. Koppal is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and is a Kent and Linda Fuchs Faculty Fellow. He also holds a UF Term Professorship for 2021-23. Sanjeev is the Director of the FOCUS Lab at UF. Since 2022, Sanjeev has been an Amazon Scholar with Amazon Robotics. Prior to joining UF, he was a researcher at the Texas Instruments Imaging R&D lab. Sanjeev obtained his Masters and Ph.D. degrees from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. After CMU, he was a postdoctoral research associate in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Southern California in 2003 as a Trustee Scholar. He is a co-author on best student paper awards for ECCV 2016 and NEMS 2018, and work from his FOCUS lab was a CVPR 2019 best-paper finalist. Sanjeev won an NSF CAREER award in 2020 and is an IEEE Senior Member and an Optica Senior Member. His interests span computer vision, computational photography and optics, novel cameras and sensors, 3D reconstruction, physics-based vision, and active illumination

    Host: Gaurav S. Sukhatme

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Melissa Ochoa

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  • Fall Viterbi Homecoming Networking Event

    Fall Viterbi Homecoming Networking Event

    Thu, Nov 02, 2023 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Receptions & Special Events

    Join us for the Fall 2023 Homecoming Networking Event on November 2, 2023! Don't miss out – there are only a few spots left.
    Connect with Viterbi Alumni and industry professionals to gain insights into various employers, explore diverse industries, receive valuable advice from recruiters and engineers, and even have the opportunity to arrange informational interviews.
    Plus, we've got a special treat for you – food will be provided!
    Hurry, the registration deadline is October 27, 2023. Register today!

    Date: Thursday, November 2, 2023
    Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm PST
    Location: Epstein Family Plaza

    Organizations Represented by Participating Employers & Alumni

    Amazon, Boeing, Disney, McKinsey & Company, Turner Construction, and much more

     How to Register:

    Login to Viterbi Career Gateway
    Go to Events > “Fall 2023 Viterbi Homecoming Networking Event.”

    View the details and logistics of this event on our website.

    Location: Epstein Family Plaza

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

    Event Link: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/employers/engage/networkingevent/

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  • Intro to Blockchain Hands-On-Workshop

    Thu, Nov 02, 2023 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Join us for a hands-on workshop with Blockchain@USC to learn about blockchain in the world today. Create your own metamask wallet!

    Location: Sign into EngageSC to View Location

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Thelma Federico Zaragoza

    Event Link: https://engage.usc.edu/WIE/rsvp?id=393345

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