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Events for December 02, 2021

  • Drop-In Q&A for Prospective Graduate Students

    Thu, Dec 02, 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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  • [Theory Seminar] Vaggos Chatziafratis (Northwestern Unviersity) - Hierarchical Clustering: Recent Progress and Open Questions

    Thu, Dec 02, 2021 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Vaggos Chatziafratis, Northwestern University

    Talk Title: Hierarchical Clustering: Recent Progress and Open Questions

    Abstract: Hierarchical Clustering is an important tool for unsupervised learning whose goal is to construct a hierarchical decomposition of a given dataset describing relationships at all levels of granularity simultaneously. Despite its long history, Hierarchical Clustering was underdeveloped from a theoretical perspective, partly because of a lack of suitable objectives and algorithms with guarantees. In this talk, I want to tell you about the recent progress in the area with an emphasis on approximation algorithms and hardness results, and also highlight some interesting open problems.

    Biography: Vaggos Chatziafratis' primary interests are in Algorithms and Machine Learning Theory. He is currently a postdoc at Northwestern and he will be a FODSI fellow at MIT and Northeastern starting January. He will also be joining UC Santa Cruz in Fall 2022 as an Assistant Professor.

    Before that, he was at Google Research in New York, where he was part of the Algorithms and Graph Mining teams. Prior to that, he received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Stanford, advised by Tim Roughgarden and co-advised by Moses Charikar. He received a Diploma in EECS from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.


    Host: Curtis Bechtel

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 213

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Dec 02, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Kofi Christie, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University

    Talk Title: Sustainable membrane-based carbon mineralization

    Abstract: Please see attached abstract and bio.

    Host: Dr. Amy Childress

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom/j/99680049945? Meeting ID: 996 8004 9945 Passcode: 905716

    More Information: K. Christie-Abstract_Bio 12-02-2021.pdf

    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) - 101

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom/j/99680049945? Meeting ID: 996 8004 9945 Passcode: 905716

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes

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  • NL Seminar-Event Extraction and Reasoning in Multimedia News Data

    Thu, Dec 02, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Manling Li, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Talk Title: Event Extraction and Reasoning in Multimedia News Data

    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 are an outside visitor, please inform us at nlg DASH seminar DASH host AT isi DOT edu beforehand so we'll be aware of your attendance and let you in.Event understanding is an essential ability for humans to acquire information. With the rise of multimedia, automated event understanding and narration require machines to not only obtain the local structures of events from multimedia data i.e., who, what, where, and when), but also performs global understanding and inference i.e., what is likely to happen, and why. However, current event understanding is text-only, local, and lacks reasoning. Real events that are multimedia, interconnected, and probabilistic. This talk will present Multimedia Event Extraction to extract events and their arguments from multimedia data, and use event knowledge to enhance multimedia pretraining models. Based on the extracted knowledge, I will introduce how to induce event schemas (knowledge of complex event patterns) by learning a temporal graph model. After that, I will talk about how to use event knowledge to support real applications, such as timeline summarization.

    Biography: Manling Li is a fourth year Ph.D. student at the Computer Science Department of University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Manling has won the Best Demo Paper Award at ACL 20, the Best Demo Paper Award at NAACL 21, C.L. Dave and Jane W.S. Liu Award, and has been selected as Mavis Future Faculty Fellow. She is a recipient of the Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship. She has more than 30 publications on knowledge extraction and reasoning from multimedia data.

    Host: Jon May and Thamme Gowda

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

    Webcast: https://youtu.be/MLITKOKIHY0

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual Only

    WebCast Link: https://youtu.be/MLITKOKIHY0

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

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  • Create a Neo-Bank Over Lunch With Finch! (Viterbi, Virtual)

    Thu, Dec 02, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Learn more about creating neo-bank from Finch's business leaders. We've created a hands-on experience to look over the app's customer journey so we can identify key points of traction, feedback. We're also going to chat about working for a start-up and current opportunities, both remote and based in NYC.

    RSVP for this virtual session on Viterbi Gateway.

    Finch democratizes investment access and empowers customers to make their money work for them! Finch is an all-in-one checking and investment account that lets customers earn investment returns by automatically investing their checking balance into a portfolio designed to match their unique risk profile. Finch further pushes the envelope by enabling customers instant access to their money when they need it (even the invested part!). Finch is a productive checking account that puts your money to work for you! Finch empowers you to achieve your full financial potential. Finch was selected as a 2019 TechCrunch Top Pick, and we were part of the 2019 Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars in New York. We are currently growing our team in New York.




    Q & A
    Are you interested in undergraduates, masters, or PhD?
    Everyone.
    What majors are you recruiting for?
    Computer Science, IT, Graphic Design and similar
    Can you offer Visa sponsorship?
    Yes.
    Are you willing to hire a student on CTP or OPT?
    Yes.
    What types of internships and full-time opportunities will be presented?
    Spring internship and full-time jobs.

    Location: Virtual Platform

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Dec 02, 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, Dec 02, 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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  • CAIS++ A Showcase of Undergrad AI Projects

    Thu, Dec 02, 2021 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    Hi,

    We are CAIS++, the undergraduate branch of USC's Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS). Our mission is to advance AI for Social Good, and our group of 150+ students has worked with professors, startups, and community organizations to develop cutting-edge AI solutions for societal problems.

    We're inviting you to our Fall 2021 Projects Showcase on Thursday, December 2nd from 6:00-8:00 pm both in person and on Zoom (specifics below). Our student teams will be presenting the AI research projects that they have worked on this semester, along with some paper and method reviews.
    We will be recruiting new undergraduate members directly into our projects in Spring 2022, so coming to our showcase is a great way to learn about CAIS++ and see the type of work we do!
    Hope to see you there!

    Room: MCB 101
    Zoom link: tinyurl.com/F21SHOWCAIS

    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) - 101

    WebCast Link: tinyurl.com/F21SHOWCAIS

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: USC Computer Science

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