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  • CS Colloquium: Iacopo Masi (USC ISI) - Towards Visual Understanding of Humans for Recognition, Reconstruction, and Synthesis

    Tue, Nov 19, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Iacopo Masi, USC

    Talk Title: Towards Visual Understanding of Humans for Recognition, Reconstruction, and Synthesis

    Abstract: Computer vision is arguably the most rapidly evolving topic in computer science, undergoing drastic and exciting changes. A primary goal is teaching machines how to understand and model humans from visual information.

    The main thread of my research is giving machines the capability to (1) build an internal representation of humans, as seen from a camera in uncooperative environments, that is highly discriminative with respect to identity (e.g., person re-identification and face recognition); and (2) to semantically analyze human faces to detect, segment, reconstruct, and synthesis them (e.g., occlusion detection and face completion).

    In this talk, I demonstrate how we can effectively design and learn discriminative representations for person re-identification and how face recognition can improve without the need for massive human supervision or labeled data, using face-specific augmentation. Then I show how to enforce smoothness in a deep neural network for better, structured face occlusion detection and how this occlusion detection can ease the learning of the face completion task.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium


    Biography: Iacopo Masi is a Research Computer Scientist at the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI). He received a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering at the University of Firenze, Italy. He was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Southern California, USA. Iacopo has been Area-Chair of several WACVs and currently serves as Associate Editor for The Visual Computer - International Journal of Computer Graphics. He organized an International Workshop on Human Identification at ICCV'17 and was Workshop Chair at SIBGRAPI'18. His main research interest lies in solving the computer vision problem, specifically, the subjects of tracking, person re-identification, 2D/3D face recognition, and modeling.

    Host: Bill Swartout

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 115

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Cherie Carter

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  • Grand Challenges Scholars Program: Meet Marlink

    Tue, Nov 19, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    The USC Viterbi team Marlink is an all-female team of Viterbi juniors who was selected among 27 other competing university teams in an innovation competition conducted by the National Academy of Engineering, to be one of five US teams to represent the US in the Global Grand Challenges Summit that took place in London, England, in September 2019. �

    Come and discover how Marlink started and their experience at the Global Grand Challenges Summit student competition finals.

    Location: 211

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • ISE 651 - Epstein Seminar

    Tue, Nov 19, 2019 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Michael R. Wagner, Associate Professor, University of Washington

    Talk Title: TBD

    Host: Dr. Phebe Vayanos

    Location: Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center (GER) - 206

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Grace Owh

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  • Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Seminar - Distinguished Lecture Series

    Tue, Nov 19, 2019 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Baron Peters, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

    Talk Title: Single atom catalysts on amorphous supports: a wild frontier for ab initio calculations

    Host: Dr. Sharada

    Location: John Stauffer Science Lecture Hall (SLH) - 102

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Karen Woo/Mork Family

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  • Grand Challenges Scholars Program: Meet Marlink!

    Tue, Nov 19, 2019 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Workshops & Infosessions


    The USC Viterbi team Marlink is an all-female team of Viterbi juniors who was selected among 27 other competing university teams in an innovation competition conducted by the National Academy of Engineering, to be one of five US teams to represent the US in the Global Grand Challenges Summit that took place in London, England, in September 2019.

    Come and discover how Marlink started and their experience at the Global Grand Challenges Summit student competition finals.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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