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Events for November 16, 2021

  • Mork Family Department Fall Seminars - Michele Manuel, University of Florida

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 04:00 AM - 05:20 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

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    Mork Family Department Fall Seminars - Michele Manuel, University of Florida
    Host: Prof. Andrea Hodge

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Greta Harrison

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  • Profiling of Protein Methylation in Mammalian Cells and Methods for Deep Methylproteomic Analysis

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Student Activity


    We will be hosting a virtual meeting for Nicolas Hartel's PhD Defense in Chemical Engineering: Profiling of Protein Methylation in Mammalian Cells and Methods for Deep Methylproteomic Analysis on Tuesday November 16th at 9:30 am PST. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. Thank you

    Location: Virtual Defense

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95532661502?pwd=dkdoaDliUTZqVHhuMmtwQ1AzQlVrZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Nicolas Hartel

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Sciecne

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  • CAIS Seminar: Erika Van Buren (First Place for Youth) - Leveraging Data Science to Individualize Extended Foster Care Services: the Youth Success Roadmap Tool

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Erika Van Buren, First Place for Youth

    Talk Title: Leveraging Data Science to Individualize Extended Foster Care Services: the Youth Success Roadmap Tool

    Series: USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS) Seminar Series

    Abstract: In service to a deep commitment to learning and impact, First Place for Youth -“ a service and advocacy organization dedicated to supporting transition age foster youth to achieve self-sufficiency and independence -“ leveraged several years of in-program administrative and follow-up data on youth served to conduct a precision analytics modeling process, and to develop The Youth Success Roadmap Tool (YRT). The YRT is a practitioner-centric, web-based decision-support tool that is used by direct service providers and managers to support high precision programming in the development of action plans, selection of interventions, and decisions about transition needs and timelines with individual youth, with the ultimate goal of helping all young people leave program with life sustaining, living wage employment. This seminar will discuss the findings from the original modeling, the methods utilized to generate the modeling and tool, showcase and describe how the YRT is currently being utilized to increase application of effective, individualized services and the achievement of equitable results with youth.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:

    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sDAlPRaaSBCWQvZct9ZuyQ

    After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Dr. Erika Van Buren serves as the Chief Innovation Officer for First Place for Youth, where she leads evaluation, learning, and national expansion strategies for scaling First Place's influence and impact in service to older foster youth across the country. She crafts and implements the internal and external evaluation agenda for the agency, works closely with program leadership to innovate and roll-out best and evidence-supported strategies to improve practice, and conducts on-going sector building and system-capacity development activities in support of First Place's mission. With over 20 years of experience, she has cultivated expertise in the areas of community mental health and child welfare program development and evaluation, quality improvement and performance management practices and was most recently named as a member of the 11th class of Annie E. Casey Foundation Leadership Fellows.


    Host: USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS)

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sDAlPRaaSBCWQvZct9ZuyQ

    Location: Online Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sDAlPRaaSBCWQvZct9ZuyQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Tianye Li

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM

    Computer Science

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    Date and time:
    Nov 16, Tuesday, 12:30pm -“ 1:45pm

    Committee members:
    Prof. Randall Hill (chair)
    Prof. Stefan Scherer
    Prof. Andrew Nealen (school of cinematic arts)
    Prof. Ramesh Govindan
    Prof. Stefanos Nikolaidis

    Title: Reconstruction and Synthesis for Dynamic Humans and Scenes

    Abstract:

    An immersive VR/AR experience requires high-quality capture for the humans in expressions and motions as well as the dynamic environment. Traditional capture methods take multiple time-consuming and error-prone steps, which also require manual adjustments from professional artists. This thesis proposal proposes an effective yet time-efficient framework, ToFu, that produces topologically consistent meshes across facial identities and expressions, three orders of magnitude faster than traditional techniques. ToFu further captures displacement maps for pore-level geometric details and facilitates high-quality rendering in the form of albedo and specular reflectance maps. These high-quality assets are readily usable by production studios for avatar creation, animation, and physically-based skin rendering. We further propose Neural 3D Video Synthesis, a general method to capture humans together with the environments in dynamics.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/4737050753

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    CS Advisors will be available on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays this fall from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to assist undergraduates in our four majors (CSCI, CSBA, CSGA, and CECS) via Live Chat. Access the live chat through our website at https://cs.usc.edu/chat

    Location: Online - Live Chat

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Sciecne

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  • Photonics Seminar Series

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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    Speaker: Dr. Andrei Faraon, Caltech

    Talk Title: From Metasurfaces to Volumetric meta-optics for novel device functionalities

    Series: Photonics Seminar

    Host: Electrical and Computer Engineering: Wade Hsu, Mercedeh Khajavikhan, Michelle Povinelli, Constantine Sideris, and Wei Wu

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91808071892?pwd=VUwyK3NSNW5rSzVLQzFKSGdPc05yUT09

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91808071892?pwd=VUwyK3NSNW5rSzVLQzFKSGdPc05yUT09

    More Information: Photonics Seminar _Andrei Faraon 11-16-21.pdf

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 132

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91808071892?pwd=VUwyK3NSNW5rSzVLQzFKSGdPc05yUT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jennifer Ramos/Electrophysics

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  • The Power of LinkedIn for International Students: Getting Noticed by Employers

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Searching for a job or internship? Come hear the best ways to maximize your search by making it easy for employers to find you on LinkedIn!

    WebCast Link: https://shibboleth-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: USC Career Center

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  • The Power of LinkedIn for International Students: Getting Noticed by Employers

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Searching for a job or internship? Come hear the best ways to maximize your search by making it easy for employers to find you on LinkedIn!

    Time: Tuesday, November 16 at 2:00 -“ 3:00pm

    Location: Virtual Event

    Register on connectSC for more information.

    Dial-In Information

    https://shibboleth-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    Location: Virtual (via Zoom)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventDrop-In Weekly Office Hours [Virtual] Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Every Tuesday, office hours are an opportunity for CARC users to ask questions about research computing. No appointment/registration is necessary, but you must use your USC credentials to access the Zoom meeting by clicking "Register" below. For in-person support, we are also in Leavey Library room 3M (basement) during this same time period. Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Nada Aldarrab

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    Title: Decipherment of Historical Manuscripts

    Committee:
    Jonathan May (chair)
    Aiichiro Nakano
    Aram Galstyan
    Shrikanth Narayanan
    Greg Ver-Steeg


    Abstract:
    Libraries and archives are filled with enciphered documents from the early modern period. Example documents include encrypted letters, diplomatic correspondences, and books from secret societies. Decipherment of classical ciphers is an essential step to reveal the contents of those historical documents.
    This thesis addresses three historical decipherment problems: 1. Automatically transcribing historical documents. 2. Deciphering noisy ciphers and ciphers with an unknown plaintext language. 3. Parsing numerical ciphers. We show how machine translation techniques can be used to help in decipherment and vice versa.




    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99569732690?pwd=a0FoS3dmejI2My93cHhXT0laVjhBQT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • ISE 651 - Epstein Seminar

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

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    Speaker: Dr. Elise Miller-Hooks, Professor, Dept. of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engr, George Mason University

    Talk Title: Civil Infrastructure Systems Resilience: Models and Algorithms

    Host: Prof. Jim Moore

    More Information: November 16, 2021.pdf

    Location: Zoom/Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • CS Colloquium: Laurel Riek (University of California, San Diego) - Robots in clinic and in the community: supporting wellbeing and health equity

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Laurel Riek, University of California, San Diego

    Talk Title: Robots in clinic and in the community: supporting wellbeing and health equity

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: The pandemic exacerbated inequities faced by people with disabilities and healthcare workers -” both are at high risk of adverse physical and mental health outcomes. Robots alone are not going to fix these major societal problems; however, our work explores how we can design technology to lessen the burden of systemic ableism and healthcare system stress. I will discuss several of our recent projects in acute care and community health contexts. In acute care, we are building hospital-based robots to support the clinical workforce, to support item delivery, telemedicine, and decision support. In community health, we are creating interactive and adaptive systems that aim to extend the reach of cognitive neurorehabilitative therapies, provide respite to overburdened caregivers, and explore how technology might serve as a means for mediating positive interactions during hardship. We focus on building robots that can adaptively team with and longitudinally learn from people, and personalize and tailor their behavior.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:

    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BxKfSOStS--ZoudxSavY7w

    After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.

    Biography: Dr. Laurel Riek is a professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, with a joint appointments in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and affiliated with the Contextual Robotics Institute and Design Lab. Dr. Riek directs the Healthcare Robotics Lab and leads research in human-robot teaming and health informatics, with a focus on autonomous robots that work proximately with people. Riek's current research interests include long term learning, robot perception, and personalization; with applications in acute care, neurorehabilitation, and home health. Dr. Riek received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, and B.S. in Logic and Computation from Carnegie Mellon. Riek served as a Senior Artificial Intelligence Engineer and Roboticist at The MITRE Corporation from 2000-2008, working on learning and vision systems for robots, and held the Clare Boothe Luce chair in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame from 2011-2016. Dr. Riek has received the NSF CAREER Award, AFOSR Young Investigator Award, Qualcomm Research Award, and was named one of ASEE's 20 Faculty Under 40. Dr. Riek is the HRI 2023 General Co-Chair and served as the Program Co-Chair for HRI 2020, and serves on the editorial boards of T-RO and THRI.


    Host: Stefanos Nikolaidis

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BxKfSOStS--ZoudxSavY7w

    Location: Online - Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BxKfSOStS--ZoudxSavY7w

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • Kanso Lab seminar

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Ramiro Godoy-Diana and Benjamin Thiria, PMMH lab at ESPCI Paris

    Talk Title: Fish and Fish-Like Swimming Interactions

    Abstract: The interaction between two neighboring swimmers forms the basis of the collective dynamics observed in a school of fish in nature. We will discuss different aspects of our recent work on swimmer-to-swimmer interactions, in which we have designed experiments with real fish or with simple robotic models, as well as numerical simulations, to examine the issues of swimmer synchronization, pattern formation, and energy expenditure, examining the most basic interactions between a pair of neighboring swimmers.

    Biography: TBD

    Host: Prof. Eva Kanso

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92868857794

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92868857794

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 406

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92868857794

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Jian Pei (Simon Fraser University) - Exact, Concise, and Consistent Data Driven Interpretation

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Jian Pei, Simon Fraser University

    Talk Title: Exact, Concise, and Consistent Data Driven Interpretation

    Abstract: Interpretability and explainability are at the core in our pursuit of new knowledge. At the same time, interpretation in data analytics and data mining is challenging in many ways, such as the complexity of models to be interpreted, the difficulty in knowledge elicitation, the expectation of embodying interpretation, and the need of many kinds of knowledge. In this talk, I will present our systematic research on exact, concise, and consistent data driven interpretation for database and data mining tasks. I will illustrate our principles and techniques using various application examples, including skyline queries (aka pareto optima) in databases, semantic OLAP in business intelligence, piece-wise linear neural networks in classification, and KS-tests in statistics. I will also discuss the promises and challenges of data driven interpretation for future work.

    Biography: Jian Pei is a Professor in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. His research focuses on data science, big data, data mining, database systems, and information retrieval. His expertise is in developing effective and efficient data analysis techniques for novel data intensive applications, and transferring his research results to industry products and business practice. He is recognized as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Canada's national academy), the Canadian Academy of Engineering, ACM, and IEEE. Since 2000, he has published one textbook, two monographs and over 300 research papers in refereed journals and conferences, which have been cited extensively by others. He was the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions of Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) in 2013-16, the chair of ACM SIGKDD in 2017-2021. He received a few prestigious awards, including the 2017 ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award, the 2015 ACM SIGKDD Service Award, the 2014 IEEE ICDM Research Contributions Award, the British Columbia Innovation Council 2005 Young Innovator Award, an IBM Faculty Award, a KDD Best Application Paper Award, and an ICDE Influential Paper Award.

    Host: Ellis Horowitz

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 105

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Our virtual information session is a live presentation from a USC Viterbi admission counselor designed for high school students and their family members to learn more about the USC Viterbi undergraduate experience. Our session will cover an overview of our undergraduate engineering programs, the application process, and more on student life. Guests will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion toward the end of the session.

    Register here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • DEN@Viterbi - 'Limited Status: How to Get Started' Virtual Info Session

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join USC Viterbi for our upcoming Limited Status: How to Get Started Virtual Information Session via WebEx to learn about the Limited Status enrollment option. The Limited Status enrollment option allows individuals with an undergraduate degree in engineering or related field, with a 3.0 GPA or above to take courses before applying for formal admission into a Viterbi graduate degree program.

    USC Viterbi representatives will provide a step-by-step guide for how to get started as a Limited Status student and enroll in courses online via DEN@Viterbi as early as the Fall 2021 semester.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=ebb054849921d153579bc6f5a01c139ba

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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