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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

    Tue, Nov 08, 2016 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: TBD, TBD

    Host: Professional Programs

    More Info: https://gapp.usc.edu/professional-programs/short-courses/industrial%2526systems/six-sigma-green-belt-process-improvement)

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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    Contact: Erin Tanaka

    Event Link: https://gapp.usc.edu/professional-programs/short-courses/industrial%2526systems/six-sigma-green-belt-process-improvement)

  • USC Stem Cell Seminar: Steve Kay, USC

    Tue, Nov 08, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Steve Kay, USC

    Talk Title: TBD

    Series: Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC Distinguished Speakers Series

    Host: USC Stem Cell

    More Info: http://stemcell.usc.edu/events

    Webcast: http://keckmedia.usc.edu/Mediasite/Catalog/catalogs/StemCellSeminar

    Location: Eli & Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Resch. (BCC) - First Floor Conference Room

    WebCast Link: http://keckmedia.usc.edu/Mediasite/Catalog/catalogs/StemCellSeminar

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Cristy Lytal/USC Stem Cell

    Event Link: http://stemcell.usc.edu/events

  • CS Colloquium: Robert D. Nowak (University of Wisconsin-Madison) - A Notation and System for Inferring Event Stream Abstractions

    Tue, Nov 08, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Robert D. Nowak, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Talk Title: Learning Human Preferences and Perceptions From Data

    Series: CS Colloquium

    Abstract: This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Computer Science Research Colloquium.

    Modeling human perception has many applications in cognitive, social, and educational science, as well as in advertising and commerce. This talk discusses theory and methods for learning rankings and embeddings representing perceptions from datasets of human judgments, such as ratings or comparisons. I will briefly describe an ongoing large-scale experiment with the New Yorker magazine that deals with ranking cartoon captions using on our nextml.org system. Then I will discuss our recent work on ordinal embedding, also known as non-metric multidimensional scaling, which is the problem of representing items (e.g., images) as points in a low-dimensional Euclidean space given constraints of the form "item i is closer to item j than item k." In other words, the goal is to find a geometric representation of data that is faithful to comparative similarity judgments. This classic problem is often used to gauge and visualize perceptual similarities. A variety of algorithms exist for learning metric embeddings from comparison data, but the accuracy and performance of these methods were poorly understood. I will present a new theoretical framework that quantifies the accuracy of learned embeddings and indicates how many comparisons suffice as a function of the number of items and the dimension of the embedding. Furthermore, the theory points to new algorithms that outperform previously proposed methods. I will also describe a few applications of ordinal embedding.

    This joint work with Lalit Jain and Kevin Jamieson.

    Host: Yan Liu

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 526

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

  • DEN@Viterbi Fall 2016 Faculty Forum

    Tue, Nov 08, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM


    Workshops & Infosessions

    Application of games in courses

    DEN@Viterbi Faculty Forums are intended for faculty to meet and share their experiences with their colleagues on various instructional strategies, or specific tools used in their classes.

    Application of games in courses

    Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
    12:00pm - 1:15pm
    RTH 217

    Speakers: Ted Mayeshiba & Mike Lee

    We will have two speakers discuss how they've applied game-based learning strategies in their courses. By definition, gamification is the idea of adding game-based elements to a non-game scenario. Game-based learning involves the use of games to enhance the learning experience. Both scenarios are active learning strategies that increase student engagement. Their talks will be followed by a brief demonstration.

    Lunch to be provided

    Sign-up Link

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 217

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jairo Delgado

  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Tue, Nov 08, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Mikhail Chester, Ph.D., Arizona State University

    Talk Title: Impacts of Climate Change on Electricity Generation, Transmission Capacity and Peak Electricity Load in the United States

    Host: Dr. Kelly Sanders

    More Information: ENE Seminar_Dr, Mikhail Chester.docx

    Location: Social Sciences Building (SOS) - B2

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes

  • Epstein Institute Seminar

    Tue, Nov 08, 2016 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Hani Mahmassani, Northwestern University

    Talk Title: AutonomousVehicles & Connected Systems: Shared Fleet Mobility Models & Flow Implications

    Host: Dr. Maged Dessouky

    More Information: November 8, 2016_Mahmassani.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Michele ISE

  • Amazon Information Session

    Tue, Nov 08, 2016 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: TBA, Amazon

    Talk Title: Amazon Information Session

    Series: CS Colloquium

    Abstract: This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Computer Science Research Colloquium.

    IMDb is the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. IMDbPro https://secure.imdb.com/signup/index.html?r=/) is the essential resource for entertainment industry professionals. This membership-based service includes comprehensive information and tools that are designed to help entertainment industry professionals achieve success throughout all stages of their career. Additionally, IMDb owns and operates Withoutabox (https://www.withoutabox.com/), the premier submission service for film festivals and filmmakers, and Box Office Mojo (http://www.boxofficemojo.com/), the leading online box-office reporting service.

    Please join us as a panel of industry experts discusses these and other exciting opportunities.

    Biography: Unnati Sethi (moderator)

    Unnati Sethi is a Software Development Manager at IMDb.com where she leads a team of engineers focused on deprecating legacy software and building highly interactive and creative end-user facing systems for film industry professionals. She has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern California and over fifteen years of experience building software with cross-geographical, multi-cultural teams of varying sizes. She is a vocal advocate for diversity in the technology and entertainment industry and is actively involved in recruitment and diversity outreach initiatives at IMDb and Amazon.

    Marty Bower

    Marty has over 20 years of experience as a software development engineer and a software development manager, building applications and leading teams in full lifecycle software development. He's worked at IMDb since January of this year, and previously for large financial technology companies like Intuit. He enjoys leading a team in developing an application that is revolutionizing how film festivals process and judge submissions, and help filmmakers get discovered.

    Shlomi Yehezkel

    Shlomi has been with Amazon for 4+ years now; he joined Amazon as an SDE and has worked with 3 different teams: first with Ad Analytics, where he was responsible for analyzing the performance of advertisements campaigns, then with Amazon Payments, where he worked with the gift card team and, finally, his current position with IMDbPro where he owns the back end systems. Shlomi transitioned to being a Software Development Manager on IMDbPro earlier this year.
    Shlomi loves to work on the logic layer which is the layer between the presentation layer to the data layer.

    Jerome Core

    Jerome is the Customer Service Manager for all IMDb brands. Jerome joined the team in 2014, bringing over ten years of customer service experience. A native Angelino, Jerome has worked with many ecommerce businesses including Internet Brands, Campus Explorer, and online fashion retailer Farfetch.com

    Bishnu Kumar

    Bishnu is a Sr. Product Manager at IMDb who manages the IMDbPro business. Bishnu joined Amazon Customer Return team in Seattle in 2015 and internally-transferred to the IMDb LA team last month. In 2014 he was a MBA intern in Amazon and prior to that he worked at Samsung in the software development and commercialization of Android handsets.

    Christian Sosa-lanz

    Christian has been at Amazon for 2 years, working with the Withoutabox team. Prior to that he has been working in the UX field for 15 years designing Disney MagicBands, NordstromRack and physical interfaces. On his off time, he digs into architecture and tinkers with IoT.

    Host: CS Department

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

  • Kaiser Permanente IT Information Session

    Tue, Nov 08, 2016 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Join Kaiser Permanente as they promote their IT Rotational Program and IT Internship Program.

    Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 101

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections