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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Black Belt

    Thu, Nov 03, 2022 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Abstract: USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Six Sigma Black Belt for Process Improvement, offered in partnership with the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, allows professionals to learn how to integrate principles of business, statistics, and engineering to achieve tangible results. Master the use of Six Sigma to quantify the critical quality issues in your company. Once the issues have been quantified, statistics can be applied to provide probabilities of success and failure. Six Sigma methods increase productivity and enhance quality. As a USC Six Sigma Black Belt, you will be equipped to support and champion a Six Sigma implementation in your organization. To earn the USC Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate, you will be required to pass the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineer's Black belt exam (administered on the final day of the course).

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

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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    Contact: Corporate and Professional Programs

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

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  • NL Seminar-Modular and Composable Transfer Learning

    Thu, Nov 03, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Jonas Pfeiffer, Google

    Talk Title: Modular and Composable Transfer Learning

    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 and online.

    With pre-trained transformer-based models continuously increasing in size, there is a dire need for parameter-efficient and modular transfer learning strategies. In this talk, we will touch base on adapter-based fine-tuning, where instead of fine-tuning all weights of a model, small neural network components are introduced at every layer. While the pre-trained parameters are frozen, only the newly introduced adapter weights are fine-tuned, achieving an encapsulation of the down-stream task information in designated parts of the model. We will demonstrate that adapters are modular components which can be composed for improvements on a target task and how they can be used for out of distribution generalization on the example of zero shot cross-lingual transfer. Finally, we will discuss how adding modularity during pre training can mitigate catastrophic interference and consequently lift the curse of multilinguality.

    Biography: Jonas Pfeiffer is a Research Scientist at Google Research. He is interested in modular representation learning in multi task, multilingual, and multi-modal contexts, and in low resource scenarios. He worked on his PhD at the Technical University of Darmstadt, was a visiting researcher at the New York University and a Research Scientist Intern at Meta Research. Jonas has received the IBM PhD Research Fellowship award for 2021/2022. He has given numerous invited talks at academia, industry and ML summer schools, and has co-organized multiple workshops on multilinguality and multimodality

    Host: Jon May and Meryem M'hamdi

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

    Webcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrGOb4okvI0

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

    WebCast Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrGOb4okvI0

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

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

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  • 2022 Ebherhardt Rechtin Keynote Lecture

    2022 Ebherhardt Rechtin Keynote Lecture

    Thu, Nov 03, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Bill Jia, Senior VP of Engineering, Meta/Facebook

    Talk Title: Latest AI Research at Meta and the Untold Technologies Behind AI

    Abstract: In this talk, the latest AI research results and the applications at Meta will be discussed. We will show how these results can be used to improve our day-to-day life experiences. Further, we will disclose the untold foundational technologies which are the critical parts to enable all the AI research work - this includes the data centers, network, hardware and the software which are used to create and train the AI research models.

    More Information: Rechtin Keynote Lecture_Flyer 2022.pdf

    Location: Charlotte S. & Davre R. Davidson Continuing Education Conference Center (DCC) - Vineyard Room

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • Viterbi Homecoming Networking Event

    Thu, Nov 03, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Receptions & Special Events

    This event connects students with Viterbi Alumni and industry professionals to learn about different employers, explore different industries, and obtain advice from recruiters and engineers.

    Register for the Viterbi Networking Event
    Login to Viterbi Career Gateway
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    Location: Epstein Family Plaza

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Prospective Student Webinar:
    Master's & PhD Programs in Engineering and Computer Science

    Thu, Nov 03, 2022 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Interested in Master's or PhD programs in engineering or computer science?

    You are cordially invited to meet representatives from the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering on an online webinar.

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

    The session will include information on the following topics:

    - Master's & PhD programs in engineering, computer science, and data science
    - How to Apply
    - Scholarships and funding
    - Student life at USC and in Los Angeles

    There will also be sufficient time for questions.

    We look forward to seeing you there.


    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1xseUjSPR_qji9OVEr4-3w

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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  • WIE Meets WII

    Thu, Nov 03, 2022 @ 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Women in Engineering (WiE) Meets Women in Industry (WII) is a program designed to provide current Viterbi women the opportunity to meet with professional women in the field and gain insight on the unique challenges female engineers face. Through an engaging panel of female engineers from varying backgrounds, participants can gain insight on the experience of transitioning from student life to professional careers, the challenges women face in the workplace, and the successes they’ve achieved. Business Casual Attire Recommended

    Location: Sign into EngageSC to View Location

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Maia Calderon-Ramos

    Event Link: https://engage.usc.edu/WIE/rsvp?id=387393

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  • Viterbi Impact Boba Night!

    Thu, Nov 03, 2022 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Student Activity

    Join us for our VIP social with games, prizes, and boba!

    Location: Private Location (register to display)


    Contact: Noe Mora

    Event Link: https://engage.usc.edu/viterbi/rsvp?id=387486

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