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  • Repeating EventCommunications Hub: Writing and Speaking for PhD Students - Drop In Hours

    Wed, Nov 29, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Viterbi Ph.D. Students!
    Need help with academic and professional writing and speaking tasks? Viterbi faculty at the Hub provide one-on-one help with journal and conference articles, dissertations, fellowship applications, and career communications!
    Drop by RTH 222A on MWF 10am-1pm or make an online appointment via email at eishub@usc.edu.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 222A

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Helen Choi

    Event Link: https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home

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  • CSCI 591 Colloquium: Prof. Yisen Wang (Peking University) - Theoretical Understanding of Self-Supervised Learning

    Wed, Nov 29, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Yisen Wang, Peking University

    Talk Title: Theoretical Understanding of Self-Supervised Learning

    Abstract: Self-supervised learning (SSL) is an unsupervised approach for representation learning without relying on human-provided labels. It creates auxiliary tasks on unlabeled input data and learns representations by solving these tasks. SSL has demonstrated great success on various tasks. The existing SSL research mostly focuses on improving the empirical performance without a theoretical foundation. While the proposed SSL approaches are empirically effective on benchmarks, they are not well understood from a theoretical perspective. In this talk, I will introduce a series of our recent work on theoretical understanding of SSL, particularly on contrastive learning and masked autoencoders.     This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Yisen Wang is an assistant professor at Peking University. His research interests include machine learning theory and algorithms, focusing on adversarial robustness, graph learning, and weak/self-supervised learning theory. He has published more than 50 top academic papers in the field of machine learning, including ICML, NeurIPS, ICLR, etc., and many of them have been selected as Oral or Spotlight. He has won the ECML 2021 Best Paper Award.

    Host: Yue Zhao

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97892066727?pwd=LytmZmltbDk5aWZtZHdKTjZyclI1QT09

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 109

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Chair's Assistant

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97892066727?pwd=LytmZmltbDk5aWZtZHdKTjZyclI1QT09

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Nov 29, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


    Bi-Weekly regular faculty meeting for invited full-time Computer Science faculty only. Event details emailed directly to attendees.

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

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS Chair

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  • Trojan Talk: Unraveling the Path to Your PhD Journey at TikTok

    Wed, Nov 29, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Unveiling the Path to Your PhD Journey at TikTok: Join Us for an Exclusive Session!   
     
     
    Desired majors: PhD in Machine Learning, AI, Computer Vision, or a quantitative field such as statistics, economics, political science, physics, information science, or mathematics           
     
     
    When: Wednesday, November 29th, 12-2 pm 
    Where: GFS 106 RSVP on Viterbi Career Gateway > Events -  here!         
     
     
    Join us at the upcoming TikTok Ph.D. Expo, is a groundbreaking event that brings together the brightest minds in the fields of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, and more. Hosted on your campus, this expo is a unique opportunity for current Ph.D. candidates to engage directly with prolific researchers who have made waves in the industry. Discover the forefront of research and innovation as these distinguished Ph.D. researchers discuss their latest findings and cutting-edge publications. But that is not all – the TikTok Ph.D. Expo opens doors to a realm of possibilities for you to delve into the industry through our internships and full-time positions within our research teams.  Don\'t miss this exceptional opportunity to engage with leading researchers, explore groundbreaking ideas, and open doors to your future!

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - 106

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students w/ RSVP

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Nov 29, 2023 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Chinedum (Chi) Okwudire, University of Michigan Ann Arbor

    Talk Title: Smart Additive Manufacturing

    Abstract: There is a lot of excitement about the potential of smart manufacturing (involving the use of information, automation, computation, software, sensing, and networking technologies) to revolutionize the manufacturing industry, e.g., by boosting manufacturing quality and productivity at low cost. An excellent application for such “smart” technologies is additive manufacturing (AM), another area of manufacturing that is gaining a lot of traction but is plagued by quality, productivity and cost issues. In this talk, I will share some of my research results in smart AM, aimed at enhancing AM quality and productivity at low cost using smart technologies. Specifically, I will discuss our work on speeding up 3D printers at low cost using advanced controls and cloud computing. I will also discuss our new research on intelligent optimization of scan sequence to minimize thermal induced defects in laser powder bed fusion AM. Finally, I will give a brief overview of efforts I am leading at the University of Michigan to integrate smart AM into our educational curriculum.

    Biography: Chinedum (Chi) Okwudire is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Miller Faculty Scholar at the University of Michigan. His research is focused on exploiting knowledge at the intersection of machine design, control and computing to boost the performance of manufacturing automation systems at low cost. Chi has received a number of awards including the NSF CAREER Award; SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award; and UC Berkeley’s Russell Severance Springer Visiting Professorship. He was recently selected by SME as one of the 25 leaders transforming manufacturing. He has co-authored a number of best-paper-award-winning papers in the areas of manufacturing automation, control and mechatronics.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://ame.usc.edu/seminars/

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98121141178?pwd=VGEyaXVWYnRaazFYWUVhbVAycGVWQT09

    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 202

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98121141178?pwd=VGEyaXVWYnRaazFYWUVhbVAycGVWQT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

    Event Link: https://ame.usc.edu/seminars/

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  • TEAM- Athletes Mindset for Engineers with USC Men's Rowing

    Wed, Nov 29, 2023 @ 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    University Calendar


    This event features USC Mens Rowing Coach John Kaitz and team in a panel discussion on building confidence, improving focus, and performing under pressure. 
     
    T.E.A.M. (Teaching Engineers Athletes Mindset) brings engineers and athletes together to promote human excellence across physical and mental domains. Events cultivate high-performance mindset skills such as deep focus, trust, recovery, personal sustainability, and energy management- essential to functioning and thriving in rigorous environments- as well as performance virtues such as confidence, motivation, teamwork, determination, perserverance, courage, and resilience- integral aspects of character development. 

    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) - 102

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Elisabeth Arnold Weiss

    Event Link: https://cglink.me/2nB/r393704

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