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Events for November 18, 2021

  • TESLA Supply Chain Internships Info Session

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS IS AN EXTERNAL EVENT HOSTED BY TESLA

    REGISTER ON VITERBI GATEWAY

    Register below for our upcoming internship recruiting virtual events. RSVPs will be accepted until 48 hours before an event. Confirmations will be emailed within 24 hours of the events selected.* Our recruitment team will update with new events each month. Expect to be notified when new events are released for registration.

    Make a difference from day one at Tesla. Our interns take on high-impact projects,
    supported by one-on-one mentorship, hands-on learning and career development
    programming.

    Information Session:

    THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18 - SUPPLY CHAIN INTERNSHIPS


    Learn more about life at Tesla with our monthly recruiting events and by exploring
    opportunities and resources on our website.
    There are currently no December events scheduled at this time.

    Location: Virtual Platform

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Drop-In Q&A for Prospective Graduate Students

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This webinar is designed for those that have specific questions they want answered. Questions will be submitted using the Q&A function and will be answered verbally by a USC Viterbi representative.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a0cbNz_jQieaByFuoP32WQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    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=ec03b28621c81ffcd912530f965b13e48

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • NL Seminar-How AI-Driven Augmented Intelligence Transforms Cognitive Security and Nonproliferation

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Svitlana Volkova, Pacific Northwest National Lab

    Talk Title: How AI-Driven Augmented Intelligence Transforms Cognitive Security and Nonproliferation

    Series: NL Seminar

    Abstract: REMINDER: Meeting hosts only admit guests that they know to the Zoom meeting. Hence, you're highly encouraged to use your USC account to sign into Zoom. If you're an outside visitor, please inform nlg DASH seminar DASH host AT isi.edu beforehand so we'll be aware of your attendance and let you in.

    In this talk I will present several examples of how AI models drive augmented intelligence solutions to transform national security mission spaces focusing on cognitive security and nonproliferation. I will start with cognitive security and discuss deep learning and natural language processing models to detect, characterize, and defend against influence operations, misinformation and disinformation campaigns. Specifically, models capable of detecting information micro narratives, understanding audiences, characterizing the dynamics of the information environment, and discovering causes and effects to explain why some narratives spread and some do not. I will demo our WatchOwl analytics developed to assist decision makers with real time situational awareness, track policy compliance and characterize the information environment during COVID 19 infodemic.

    Next, I will present a suite of AI powered analytics for nonproliferation developed to detect, anticipate, and reason about proliferation expertise and capability evaluation globally by learning from massive scale unstructured dynamic real-world data. I will showcase our augmented intelligence tools for expertise search and describe how to go beyond descriptive analytics towards predictive and prescriptive intelligence. Predictive models leverage graph neural networks to anticipate future collaboration patterns, authorship behavior, and capability evolution from dynamic heterogenous graphs. Prescriptive analysis uses ensemble models for causal discovery and inference to enable counterfactual reasoning about expertise and capability development. Our AI-driven augmented intelligence aims not only to provide deeper understanding of how publicly available data could be used to detect, monitor, forecast, and potentially prevent proliferation but also discover real world examples of patterns and behavior to facilitate the investigation of potentially illicit proliferation activity.

    Biography: Dr. Svitlana Volkova is a Chief Scientist in Decision Intelligence and Analytics in the National Security Directorate of PNNL, where she is leading the labs internal Mega AI investment focusing on developing and deploying massive scale foundation AI models for science and security mission areas. Since joining PNNL in October 2015, Dr. Volkova was responsible for over 10 Million in direct sales and has served as Principal Investigator or Project Manager on more than ten internally and externally funded projects, including two DARPA and two NNSA projects focusing on advancing various aspect of Artificial Intelligence AI such as natural language processing, machine learning, deep learning, AI test and evaluation, and causal discovery and inference.

    Svitlana has authored more than 70 peer previewed conference and journal publications. She serves as senior PC member and area chair for top tier AI conferences and journals including AAAI, WWW, NeurPS, ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, ICWSM, Nature Scientific Reports, PNAS and Science Advances. In 2016, she received the prestigious National Security Directorate Author of the Year award for her outstanding number of top-tier publications in AI.

    In 2019, Dr. Volkova received the Ronald L. Brodzinski Early Career Exceptional Achievement Award for her leadership and scientific contribution to the fields of computational linguistics and computational social science. She received her PhD in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University where she was affiliated with the Center for Language and Speech Processing and the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence.

    Host: Jon May and Thamme Gowda

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

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

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual Only

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

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  • CS Colloquium: Luis Garcia (USC ISI) - Use What You Know: Leveraging Semantics to Trust Learning-enabled Cyber-physical Systems

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Luis Garcia, USC

    Talk Title: Use What You Know: Leveraging Semantics to Trust Learning-enabled Cyber-physical Systems

    Abstract: The integration of autonomous cyber-physical systems (CPS) in society that interface with humans necessitates assurances for safety, security, and privacy. Traditional CPS research thrusts in this space have typically focused on closed-loop, deterministic models with relatively low-dimensional physics. With the artificial intelligence renaissance, deep learning models have enabled the utility of large amounts of data stemming from heterogeneous, distributed, and cyber-physical Internet-of-Things (IoT) networks. We are witnessing the emergence of performant cyber-physical systems whose interactions are poorly understood and rapidly evolving despite widespread adoption. My recent research explores how a semantic understanding of a deep learning model's environment can be leveraged to not only provide guarantees but also to enhance the reasoning power of a deep learning model. Neural-symbolic approaches that combine human logic with deep learning lie at the frontier of human-machine teaming in distributed and heterogenous IoT environments. My research aims to answer the following questions: 1) How can we design neural-symbolic frameworks that are semantically conscious of their subsuming cyber-physical systems? 2) In distributed and heterogeneous IoT environments enabled with such neural-symbolic frameworks, what are the correct programming abstractions that need to be exposed to developers? 3) How can we defend against collateral safety, security, and privacy threats that will subsequently be exposed by semantically aware, sensor-rich, adaptive, and distributed heterogeneous IoT environments? This talk will provide an overview of my research with an emphasis on the latter question of safety, security, and privacy threats in this space.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

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    https://usc.zoom.us/j/99126118128?pwd=YytHUzJzSWxObVdpOFphdG9KVDVvZz09

    Meeting ID: 991 2611 8128

    Biography: Luis Garcia joined USC ISI's Networking and Cybersecurity Division as a Research Computer Scientists in June 2020. He was previously a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Networked and Embedded Systems Laboratory (NESL) in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Electrical and Computer Engineering Department since 2018. His research interests include the safety and security of learning-enabled cyber-physical systems, malware analysis and reverse engineering, industrial control system security and verification, as well as broad interests in novel applications of machine learning. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering with a Cyber Security track working on the safety and security of cyber-physical industrial control systems at Rutgers University in 2018.

    Host: Greg Ver Steeg

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Cherie Carter

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Thu, Nov 18, 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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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Nov 18, 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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  • Drop-In Q&A for Prospective Graduate Students

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This webinar is designed for those that have specific questions they want answered. Questions will be submitted using the Q&A function and will be answered verbally by a USC Viterbi representative.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MYe4mGEpQGWUDZnivSKgNw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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  • Distress to De-Stress: Thrive in the Post-Pandemic Life

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    Feeling stressed over these past few months with adjusting back to in-person classes and events? Come join KSEA at our Distress to De-Stress: Thrive in the Post-Pandemic Life event on Thursday, November 18th at 5pm in THH 202. During this event, we'll be having a therapeutic time with USC clinical psychologist, Alice Phang, by discussing ways to relieve stress and thrive in our daily lives. There will also be a chance to win a free Amazon gift card during the event :) Open to all USC students!

    RSVP Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbDVvnbVAjPX-iRzxYZFqYDPcvloxmXAhytYc3IipDULqtuQ/viewform

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at uscksea@usc.edu.

    Stay safe and we hope to see you there!

    Sincerely,
    KSEA Board

    Location: Mark Taper Hall Of Humanities (THH) - 202

    Audiences: Undergraduate and Graduate

    Contact: USC KSEA

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