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  • Repeating EventMeet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

    Fri, Nov 16, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

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    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS seniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. During the engineering session we will discuss the curriculum, research opportunities, hands-on projects, entrepreneurial support programs, and other aspects of the engineering school. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process, and financial aid.

    Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.

    Please make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!


    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - USC Admission Office

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Rebecca Kinnon

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    Fri, Nov 16, 2018 @ 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Garret Reisman, USC Professor of Astronautical Engineering, former NASA astronaut, former SpaceX Director of Space Operations

    Talk Title: Human Spaceflight - Recent Past and Near Future

    Host: EHP and Dr. Prata

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Amanda McCraven

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  • MASCLE Machine Learning Seminar: Ahmad Beirami (Electronic Arts) - Powering Games with Data & AI

    Fri, Nov 16, 2018 @ 02:00 PM - 03:50 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Ahmad Beirami, Electronic Arts

    Talk Title: Powering Games with Data & AI

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: At EA Digital Platform - Data & AI, we build centralized data-driven and AI-assisted services that power games. In this talk, we begin with an introduction to our data infrastructure and AI platform, that constitute a solid bedrock for solving practical AI problems. We overview several AI applications built on this platform to improve the gameplay experience for hundreds of millions across the globe in addition to contributing scientifically to the research community. We finish with a discussion on the open problems that we are currently tackling.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.

    Biography: Ahmad Beirami is a research scientist with Electronic Arts (EA) leading fundamental research and development on training artificial agents in multi-agent systems. His research interests broadly include AI, machine learning, statistics, information theory, and networks. Prior to joining EA in 2018, he held postdoctoral fellow positions at Duke, MIT, and Harvard. He is the recipient of the 2015 Sigma Xi Best PhD Thesis Award from Georgia Tech.

    Host: Yan Liu, USC Machine Learning Center

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • Intermittent Computing Systems

    Fri, Nov 16, 2018 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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    Speaker: Brandon Lucia, Carnegie Mellon University

    Talk Title: Intermittent Computing Systems

    Abstract: The emergence of extremely low-power computing components and efficient energy-harvesting power systems has led to the creation of computer systems that operate using tiny amounts of energy scavenged from their environment. These devices create opportunities for systems where batteries and tethered power are inapplicable: sensors deeply embedded in pervasive civil infrastructure, in-body health monitors, and devices in extreme environments like glaciers, volcanoes, and space. The key challenge is that these devices operate only intermittently, as energy is available, requiring both hardware and software to tolerate power failures that may happen hundreds of times per second. This talk will describe the landscape of intermittent computing systems. I will focus on new programming and execution models that are robust to arbitrarily frequent power failures. In particular, the talk will focus on three models, DINO, Chain, and Alpaca, which we developed as a progression toward a system that is simple to program and offers reliable intermittent operation. I will then discuss how these models interact with our latest hardware platform, Capybara, enabling applications to dynamically re-configure the amount of energy continuously required by a region of code and supporting modal energy demands with a single hardware mechanism. I will close with a discussion of recent and upcoming deployment efforts for our intermittent systems work.

    Biography: Brandon Lucia is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Lucia's lab's work spans programming languages, software and hardware computer systems, and computer architecture. Lucia's lab is defining the area of intermittent computing on energy-harvesting devices, and working on future reliable, efficient parallel computing systems, especially at the edge. Lucia's work has been recognized with a 2018 NSF CAREER Award, the 2018 ASPLOS Best Paper Award, three IEEE MICRO Top Picks in Computer Architecture, a 2015 OOPSLA Best Paper Award, the 2015 Bell Labs Prize, a 2016 Google Faculty Award, and an appointment to the DARPA ISAT study group. His website is https://brandonlucia.com and more information on his lab, which is supported by NSF, Intel, Google, SRC, DARPA, the Kavcic-Moura Fund, and Disney Research, is available at http://intermittent.systems.

    Host: Xuehai Qian, xuehai.qian@usc.edu

    More Information: 18.11.16 Brandon Lucia_CENG Seminar.pdf

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 248

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Brienne Moore

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