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  • Repeating EventNewbies and Vets Game Jam 2021

    Fri, Nov 05, 2021

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Student Activity

    Never made a game in your life but want to? Or maybe you're a seasoned game developer itching for some fun? MEGA's annual Newbies and Vets Game Jam is BACK for 2021! Join us Nov 5-7 for a fun weekend where you'll get together in teams and make a game from scratch. We especially welcome newbies with little to no game development experience! Opening ceremony is 5PM on Friday, Nov 5.

    What is a game jam? A game jam is a quick, bite-sized experience over a weekend where you create a game with a team based off a theme! There will be fun, lots of learning opportunities, and you get a wonderful game at the end that you've contributed to. This is a great opportunity to kickstart your game developer journey, make new friends and have a memorable experience.

    We will be releasing more details about this event later on but for now registrations are open HERE: https://bit.ly/NVJam2021

    Please register by November 3rd, 12pm.

    Location: SCI Building

    Audiences: Undergraduate and Graduate

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    Contact: Makers of Entertaining Games Association (MEGA)

  • Introduction to R, Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Fri, Nov 05, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions

    An introduction to the R programming environment and language for statistical computing and graphics. Topics include basic R concepts, how to import, export, process, summarize, visualize, and model data, and how to install packages and develop scripts.Read Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

  • Repeating EventGrammar Tutorials

    Fri, Nov 05, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Meet one-on-one with Viterbi faculty, build your grammar skills, and take your writing to the next level!

    Viterbi faculty from the Engineering Writing Program will help you identify and correct recurring grammatical errors in your academic writing, cover letters, resumes, articles, presentations, and dissertations.
    Bring your work and let's work together to clarify your great ideas!

    Sign up with your USC email at http://bit.ly/grammaratUSC. If you have questions, please contact helenhch@usc.edu.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate and Undergraduate Students

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    Contact: Helen Choi

  • Advanced Manufacturing Seminar

    Fri, Nov 05, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Shreyes N. Melkote, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Talk Title: A Digital Apprentice for Machining Chatter Detection: Application of Learning from Human Demonstration

    Abstract: Regenerative chatter in machining operations such as milling is a common process anomaly that limits productivity and part quality. Traditional approaches for addressing this anomaly include chatter avoidance methods based on off-line dynamic stability analysis, and on-line chatter detection and suppression through real-time sensing and control. Chatter avoidance methods require specialized knowledge and skills for dynamic system identification and suffer from uncertainty in the stability boundary identification. On-line chatter detection methods tend to suffer from a high number of false positives and cannot always reliably detect chatter before part/machine damage occurs. Consequently, manufacturers often rely on the auditory and cognitive abilities of experienced human operators to monitor and control the machining process. This talk will present recent work that is inspired by learning from human demonstration frameworks to enable effective milling chatter detection via human-machine interaction, which facilitates knowledge transfer from an experienced operator to a Digital Apprentice consisting of an audio sensor, a learnable skill primitive for chatter detection, and a human-machine interface. Experimental results evaluating the effectiveness of this approach for chatter detection will be presented and discussed.

    Biography: Dr. Shreyes N. Melkote holds the Morris M. Bryan Professorship in Advanced Manufacturing Systems in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. He serves as Associate Director of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute and as Executive Director of the Novelis Innovation Hub at Georgia Tech. Dr. Melkotes current research interests are in robotic manufacturing, science of precision material removal processes, novel surface enhancement methods, and data-driven methods for cyber manufacturing. His research in these areas is actively supported by industry and government sponsors. He is a Fellow of the ASME, SME, and CIRP.

    Host: Center for Advanced Manufacturing

    More Info: Registration Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iOnvGwluSO-vDE5VsyYzTQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

    Event Link: Registration Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iOnvGwluSO-vDE5VsyYzTQ

  • Farmers Insurance Day (Virtual, External)

    Fri, Nov 05, 2021 @ 11:30 AM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Farmers INSURANCE DAY Join us to learn more about the industry!
    November 5th, 2021
    11:30am - 2pm PST

    Event registration:

    Insurance Day is an opportunity to learn about who and what makes up Farmers Insurance and why it has been nationally recognized as a -Great Place To Work-. Join us for an Interactive Experience with employees, leadership panelists, and product analysts who will give you insight into how data analytics are being incorporated into the evolving industry.

    We'll send out detailed instructions for logging into the various panel rooms to the email address provided.

    Farmers Insurance Day Agenda

    First Hour

    Welcome (5 min)
    Short We Are Farmers Video (2 min)
    Leadership Panel (40 minutes, brief statements and then Q&A)
    Internship and Job opportunities (5 min)

    Second Hour

    20 minute department discussions
    Choose 3 to attend (Product Managers, Analysts, Actuaries, UW, etc.)
    Descriptions and room links will be sent out in advance
    5 minutes introduction, 15 minute discussion

    Last 30 minutes

    Employees will hang out in their discussion rooms
    Pop back in to have additional, smaller group

    Location: Virtual (via Zoom)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • Workflows and Methods for Automating Job Submission, Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Fri, Nov 05, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Covers methods for automating tasks (e.g., manually launching jobs, checking job status, deciding what kind of jobs to submit based on the results) with tools such as job arrays and workflow management software. Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

  • Repeating EventDensity Functional Theory Methods Using Quantum Espresso [series] Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Fri, Nov 05, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions

    This weekly workshop series will benefit researchers who are interested in or are starting to learn about the application of theoretical methods and techniques for the study of the physics and chemistry of the solid state. These hands-on oriented workshops are targeted towards undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students who wish to use Density Functional Theory (DFT) methods in their research. The aim is to teach the basics of ab initio atomistic materials simulation using the Quantum Espresso suite of codes for electronic-structure calculations and materials modeling at the nanoscale. Fridays from 4-6 PM PST. Register here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing