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  • USC Graduate Engineering Info Session: Chennai, India

    Thu, Aug 03, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This event will be hosted by Sudha Kumar, Director of the USC India Office, and special guest Kelly Goulis, Senior Associate Dean for graduate programs at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Candidates with a strong academic background and a Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or physical science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to attend

    Each information session will include a presentation on:

    - Master's & Ph.D. Programs in Engineering and Computer Science
    - How to Apply
    - Scholarships and Funding
    - Student Life at USC and in Los Angeles
    -Application Tips

    There will also be sufficient time for questions during the information session. In order to guarantee seating availability, we request completion of the online registration form using the Registration link below
    Register to Attend

    Location: The Raintree Anna Salai 636, Anna Salai Teynampet Chennai

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: USC Viterbi Graduate & Professional Programs

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  • USC Graduate Engineering Info Session: Bangalore, India

    Sat, Aug 05, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This event will be hosted by Sudha Kumar, Director of the USC India Office, and special guest Kelly Goulis, Senior Associate Dean for graduate programs at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Candidates with a strong academic background and a Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or physical science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to attend

    Each information session will include a presentation on:

    - Master's & Ph.D. Programs in Engineering and Computer Science
    - How to Apply
    - Scholarships and Funding
    - Student Life at USC and in Los Angeles
    -Application Tips

    There will also be sufficient time for questions during the information session. In order to guarantee seating availability, we request completion of the online registration form using the Registration link below
    Register to Attend

    Location: Hyatt Bangalore M.G Road 1/1, Swami Vivekananda Road, Someshwarpura, Ulsoor, Bangalore

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: USC Viterbi Graduate & Professional Programs

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  • USC Graduate Engineering Info Session: Mumbai, India

    Sun, Aug 06, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This event will be hosted by Sudha Kumar, Director of the USC India Office, and special guest Kelly Goulis, Senior Associate Dean for graduate programs at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Candidates with a strong academic background and a Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or physical science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to attend

    Each information session will include a presentation on:

    - Master's & Ph.D. Programs in Engineering and Computer Science
    - How to Apply
    - Scholarships and Funding
    - Student Life at USC and in Los Angeles
    -Application Tips

    There will also be sufficient time for questions during the information session. In order to guarantee seating availability, we request completion of the online registration form using the Registration link below
    Register to Attend

    Location: Courtyard by Marriott International Airport, C.T.S No 215 Andheri Kurla Road Andheri East, Mumbai

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: USC Viterbi Graduate & Professional Programs

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  • Viterbi PhD Orientation

    Tue, Aug 08, 2017 @ 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Doctoral Programs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    The Viterbi School of Engineering PhD Orientation will take place on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. The Orientation will take place from 8:30am-12:00pm and continental breakfast will be provided. If you have not already RSVPd, please register via https://gapp.usc.edu/events/viterbi-phd-orientation by August 4, 2017.

    Note: Viterbi PhD students should NOT register for the general USC Graduate Student Orientation program. Both programs cover the same information, so please register for the Viterbi session only.

    Location: Epstein Family Engineering Plaza

    Audiences: 1st year Ph.D. Students

    Posted By: Jennifer Gerson

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  • MS Group Advisement Session - NEW CS Students - Course Preference Issues Only

    Tue, Aug 08, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This advisement session is for the NEW M.S. Computer Science students who are starting in Fall 2017. By now all our incoming students should have received their two granted courses for fall enrollment. If you only received 1 course or have time conflict issues, or other issues related to your course selection, please come to this session to meet with an advisor to resolve the course related issues.

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Graduate

    Posted By: Ryan Rozan

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  • USC Graduate Engineering Info Session: Pune, India

    Tue, Aug 08, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This event will be hosted by Sudha Kumar, Director of the USC India Office, and special guest Kelly Goulis, Senior Associate Dean for graduate programs at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Candidates with a strong academic background and a Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or physical science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to attend

    Each information session will include a presentation on:

    - Master's & Ph.D. Programs in Engineering and Computer Science
    - How to Apply
    - Scholarships and Funding
    - Student Life at USC and in Los Angeles
    -Application Tips

    There will also be sufficient time for questions during the information session. In order to guarantee seating availability, we request completion of the online registration form using the Registration link below
    Register to Attend

    Location: Grand Sheraton Pune Bund Garden Hotel, Raja Bahadur Mill Rd., Sangamvadi, Pune

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: USC Viterbi Graduate & Professional Programs

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  • Viterbi New Master's Student Orientation

    Wed, Aug 09, 2017

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Viterbi Master's Student Orientation - required for all incoming on-campus MS students. All sessions begin at 8:30 am and end by 4:30 pm.

    Audiences: Graduate

    Posted By: Ryan Rozan

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  • CAIS Seminar: Dr. Long Tran-Thanh (University of Southampton) - Bandit Theory and its Application to Security Games

    Wed, Aug 09, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Long Tran-Thanh, University of Southampton

    Talk Title: Bandit Theory and its Application to Security Games

    Series: Center for AI in Society (CAIS) Seminar Series

    Abstract: Dr. Tran-Thanh will briefly discuss different models of bandit theory, which lies within the intersection of sequential decision making and online optimization. In particular, he will start with the basic concept of the multi-armed bandit model, and later extend it by changing its parameters and/or assumptions. Finally, Dr. Tran-Thanh will show how these models can be applied to repeated security games, for both zero-sum and non zero-sum.

    Biography: Dr. Tran-Thanh is a Lecturer at the University of Southampton, UK. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science in 2012 at the same university. He has been conducting active research in a number of key areas of AI, mainly focusing on combining online machine learning, game theory, and incentive engineering to tackle resource-constrained decision making problems where one has to deal with strategic human participants and/or malicious opponents. Additionally, Dr. Tran-Thanh has also applied his theoretical findings to a number of real world applications, such as online keyword bidding, wireless sensor networks, and crowdsourcing.

    Host: Milind Tambe

    Location: Hedco Pertroleum and Chemical Engineering Building (HED) - 116

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Computer Science Department

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  • New Master's Students Orientations and Welcome Events

    Wed, Aug 09, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    Receptions & Special Events


    Master's student orientations for master's students entering Fall 2017 are scheduled from Aug. 9th to Aug. 11th, 2017. You are required to attend only one session based on your admitted academic department. Please register to the corresponding session below. You are NOT required to attend USC's general graduate student orientation session.

    You MUST attend the USC Viterbi Master's for your department by RSVPing at our New Student Events and Orientation page.

    All sessions begin at 8:30 am and end by 4:30 pm.

    Audiences: Graduate

    Posted By: Master's Programs and Services

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  • USC Graduate Engineering Info Session: Delhi, India

    Wed, Aug 09, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This event will be hosted by Sudha Kumar, Director of the USC India Office, and special guest Kelly Goulis, Senior Associate Dean for graduate programs at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Candidates with a strong academic background and a Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or physical science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to attend

    Each information session will include a presentation on:

    - Master's & Ph.D. Programs in Engineering and Computer Science
    - How to Apply
    - Scholarships and Funding
    - Student Life at USC and in Los Angeles
    -Application Tips

    There will also be sufficient time for questions during the information session. In order to guarantee seating availability, we request completion of the online registration form using the Registration link below

    Register to Attend

    Location: Le Meridien Delhi Windsor Place Delhi, Delhi 110 001

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: USC Viterbi Graduate & Professional Programs

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  • MS Group Advisement Session - NEW CS/INF Students

    Thu, Aug 10, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This group advisement session is for NEW Fall 2017 incoming students to the CS/INF Master's programs. New students should attend at least one of these sessions to meet with advisement staff. One-on-one time with advisors will be available toward the end of the group advisement session.

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Graduate

    Posted By: Ryan Rozan

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  • New Master's Students Orientations and Welcome Events

    Thu, Aug 10, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    Receptions & Special Events


    Master's student orientations for master's students entering Fall 2017 are scheduled from Aug. 9th to Aug. 11th, 2017. You are required to attend only one session based on your admitted academic department. Please register to the corresponding session below. You are NOT required to attend USC's general graduate student orientation session.

    You MUST attend the USC Viterbi Master's for your department by RSVPing at our New Student Events and Orientation page.

    All sessions begin at 8:30 am and end by 4:30 pm.

    Audiences: Graduate

    Posted By: Master's Programs and Services

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  • MS Group Advisement Session - NEW & CONTINUING CS/INF Students

    Thu, Aug 10, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This group advisement session is for NEW Fall 2017 incoming students to the CS/INF Master's programs. New students should attend at least one of these sessions to meet with advisement staff. CONTINUING students are also welcome to attend this session. One-on-one time with advisors will be available toward the end of the group advisement session.

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Graduate

    Posted By: Ryan Rozan

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  • MS Group Advisement Session - NEW CS/INF Students

    Fri, Aug 11, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This group advisement session is for NEW Fall 2017 incoming students to the CS/INF Master's programs. New students should attend at least one of these sessions to meet with advisement staff. One-on-one time with advisors will be available toward the end of the group advisement session.

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Graduate

    Posted By: Ryan Rozan

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  • Mork Family Department Graduate Seminar

    Fri, Aug 11, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Robert Simpson, Singapore University of Technology and Design

    Talk Title: Active electronic and photonic materials by nanostructural design

    Host: Dr. Paulo Branicio

    More Information: USC_Abstract_Simpson.docx

    Location: Hedco Pertroleum and Chemical Engineering Building (HED) - 116

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Aleessa Atienza

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  • New Master's Students Orientations and Welcome Events

    Fri, Aug 11, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    Receptions & Special Events


    Master's student orientations for master's students entering Fall 2017 are scheduled from Aug. 9th to Aug. 11th, 2017. You are required to attend only one session based on your admitted academic department. Please register to the corresponding session below. You are NOT required to attend USC's general graduate student orientation session.

    You MUST attend the USC Viterbi Master's for your department by RSVPing at our New Student Events and Orientation page.

    All sessions begin at 8:30 am and end by 4:30 pm.

    Audiences: Graduate

    Posted By: Master's Programs and Services

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  • MS Group Advisement Session - NEW & CONTINUING CS/INF Students

    Fri, Aug 11, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This group advisement session is for NEW Fall 2017 incoming students to the CS/INF Master's programs. New students should attend at least one of these sessions to meet with advisement staff. CONTINUING students are also welcome to attend this session. One-on-one time with advisors will be available toward the end of the group advisement session.

    Location: Mark Taper Hall Of Humanities (THH) - 201

    Audiences: Graduate

    Posted By: Ryan Rozan

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  • USC Graduate Engineering Info Session: Ahmedabad, India

    Fri, Aug 11, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This event will be hosted by Sudha Kumar, Director of the USC India Office, and special guest Kelly Goulis, Senior Associate Dean for graduate programs at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Candidates with a strong academic background and a Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or physical science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to attend

    Each information session will include a presentation on:

    - Master's & Ph.D. Programs in Engineering and Computer Science
    - How to Apply
    - Scholarships and Funding
    - Student Life at USC and in Los Angeles
    -Application Tips

    There will also be sufficient time for questions during the information session. In order to guarantee seating availability, we request completion of the online registration form using the Registration link below

    Register to Attend

    Location: Hyatt Ahmedabad, Plot 216, TPS 1, Near Vastrapur Lake, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: USC Viterbi Graduate & Professional Programs

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  • NL Seminar-Improving machine translation from low resource languages

    Fri, Aug 11, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Nima Pourdamghani, USC/ISI

    Talk Title: Improving machine translation from low resource languages

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: Statistical machine translation MT often needs a large corpus of parallel translated sentences in order to achieve good performance. This limits the use of current MT technologies to a few resource rich languages. Assume an incident happens in an area with a low-resource language. For a quick response, we need to build an MT system with available data, as finding or translating new parallel data is expensive and time consuming. For many languages this means that we only have a small amount of often out-of-domain parallel data e.g. a Bible or Ubuntu manual. This talk is about ways to improve machine translation in low resource scenarios. I'll talk about use of monolingual data and parallel data from related languages to improve machine translation from the low resource language into English.



    Biography: Nima Pourdamghani is a fourth year Ph.D. student at ISI. He works with Professor Kevin Knight on machine translation from low resource languages.

    Host: Nima Pourdamghani

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 6th Flr Conf Rm -# 689

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Peter Zamar

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  • USC Graduate Engineering Info Session: Hyderabad, India

    Sat, Aug 12, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This event will be hosted by Sudha Kumar, Director of the USC India Office, and special guest Kelly Goulis, Senior Associate Dean for graduate programs at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Candidates with a strong academic background and a Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or physical science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to attend

    Each information session will include a presentation on:

    - Master's & Ph.D. Programs in Engineering and Computer Science
    - How to Apply
    - Scholarships and Funding
    - Student Life at USC and in Los Angeles
    -Application Tips

    There will also be sufficient time for questions during the information session. In order to guarantee seating availability, we request completion of the online registration form using the Registration link below

    Register to Attend

    Location: Park Hyatt Hyderabad Road No 2, Banjara Hills Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500 034

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: USC Viterbi Graduate & Professional Programs

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  • MS Group Advisement Session - NEW CS/INF Students

    Mon, Aug 14, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This group advisement session is for NEW Fall 2017 incoming students to the CS/INF Master's programs. New students should attend at least one of these sessions to meet with advisement staff. One-on-one time with advisors will be available toward the end of the group advisement session.

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Graduate

    Posted By: Ryan Rozan

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  • Repeating EventMS Group Advisement Session - NEW & CONTINUING CS/INF Students

    Mon, Aug 14, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This group advisement session is for NEW Fall 2017 incoming students to the CS/INF Master's programs. New students should attend at least one of these sessions to meet with advisement staff. CONTINUING students are also welcome to attend this session. One-on-one time with advisors will be available toward the end of the group advisement session.

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Posted By: Ryan Rozan

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  • MS Group Advisement Session - NEW CS SPECIALIZATION Students

    Tue, Aug 15, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This group advisement session is for NEW Fall 2017 incoming MS students to the CS SPECIALIZATION programs such as Data Science, Game Development, Software Engineering, Intelligent Robotics, Computer Networks, Computer Security, and Multimedia. New students should attend at least one of these sessions to meet with advisement staff. One-on-one time with advisors will be available toward the end of the group advisement session.

    Location: Mark Taper Hall Of Humanities (THH) - 201

    Audiences: Graduate

    Posted By: Ryan Rozan

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  • Repeating EventMS Group Advisement Session - NEW & CONTINUING CS/INF Students

    Tue, Aug 15, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This group advisement session is for NEW Fall 2017 incoming students to the CS/INF Master's programs. New students should attend at least one of these sessions to meet with advisement staff. CONTINUING students are also welcome to attend this session. One-on-one time with advisors will be available toward the end of the group advisement session.

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Posted By: Ryan Rozan

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  • MS Group Advisement Session - NEW CS SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS Students

    Wed, Aug 16, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This group advisement session is for NEW Fall 2017 incoming MS students to the CS SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS specialization. New students should attend at least one of these sessions to meet with advisement staff. One-on-one time with advisors will be available toward the end of the group advisement session.

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Graduate

    Posted By: Ryan Rozan

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  • PhD Defense - Dingxiong Deng

    Wed, Aug 16, 2017 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    PhD Candidate: Dingxiong Deng

    Committee: Cyrus Shahabi (Chair), Craig Knoblock and Ketan Savla.

    Title: Spatiotemporal Traffic Forecasting in Road Networks

    Time: August 16 (Wednesday) 1:00-3:00pm

    Location: SAL 213

    Abstract:

    Real-time traffic forecasting from high-fidelity spatiotemporal traffic sensor datasets is an important problem for intelligent transportation systems and sustainability. However, it is challenging due to the complex topological dependencies and high dynamism associated with changing road conditions.

    To address these challenges, we explore two different methods of incorporating the spatiotemporal correlations between sensors in the road network. We first propose a Latent Space Model for Road Networks (LSM-RN) that combines the spatial and temporal correlations of sensors. In particular, given a series of road network snapshots, we learn the attributes of sensors in latent spaces to estimate how traffic patterns are formed and evolved. We present an incremental online algorithm which sequentially and adaptively learns the latent attributes from the temporal graph changes, thus enabling real-time traffic forecasting. However, LSM-RN only utilizes the most recent graph snapshots as inputs and does not distinguish the underlying traffic situations, hence it does not perform well in long term traffic forecasting. To address this issue, we further explore the commonalities across multiple traffic sensors who behave the same in a specific traffic situation. We show that building models based on the shared traffic situations across sensors can help improve the prediction accuracy. We propose a Multi-Task Learning (MTL) framework that aims to first automatically identify the traffic situations and then simultaneously build one forecasting model for similar behaving sensors per traffic situation. We demonstrated that our proposed framework outperforms all the best traffic prediction approaches in both short and long term predictions, respectively.


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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Repeating EventMS Group Advisement Session - NEW & CONTINUING CS/INF Students

    Wed, Aug 16, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This group advisement session is for NEW Fall 2017 incoming students to the CS/INF Master's programs. New students should attend at least one of these sessions to meet with advisement staff. CONTINUING students are also welcome to attend this session. One-on-one time with advisors will be available toward the end of the group advisement session.

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Posted By: Ryan Rozan

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  • MS Group Advisement Session - CONTINUING CS/INF Students

    Thu, Aug 17, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This group advisement session is for CONTINUING students in the CS/INF Master's programs. One-on-one time with advisors will be available toward the end of the group advisement session.

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Graduate

    Posted By: Ryan Rozan

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  • Magnetic Particle Imaging as a Deep-Penetrating, Quantitative, Positive-Contrast, & Noninvasive Imaging Method with Micromolar Sensitivity

    Thu, Aug 17, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Professor Steven Conolly, UC Berkeley Bioengineering & EECS

    Talk Title: Magnetic Particle Imaging as a Deep-Penetrating, Quantitative, Positive-Contrast, & Noninvasive Imaging Method with Micromolar Sensitivity

    Series: Medical Imaging Seminar Series

    Abstract:




    Host: Professor Krishna Nayak

    Location: 248

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Talyia White

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  • Informatics New Student Orientation

    Thu, Aug 17, 2017 @ 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This orientation session is required for the new incoming Fall 2017 Informatics students in the following programs: Cyber Security Engineering, Data Informatics, Spatial Informatics, and Communication Informatics. Students who started their Informatics programs in Spring 2017 are also welcome to attend. Meet Informatics faculty, staff, and fellow students and receive an overview of the Informatics degree programs and important information.

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

    Audiences: Graduate

    Posted By: Ryan Rozan

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  • Repeating EventMS Group Advisement Session - NEW & CONTINUING CS/INF Students

    Thu, Aug 17, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This group advisement session is for NEW Fall 2017 incoming students to the CS/INF Master's programs. New students should attend at least one of these sessions to meet with advisement staff. CONTINUING students are also welcome to attend this session. One-on-one time with advisors will be available toward the end of the group advisement session.

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Posted By: Ryan Rozan

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  • Synchronization and Localization in Wireless Networks

    Thu, Aug 17, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Bernhard Etzlinger, Johannes Kepler University and Linz Austria

    Talk Title: Synchronization and Localization in Wireless Networks

    Abstract: Several widely-used radio localization systems, such as GPS and cellular localization, rely on time-of-flight measurements of data-bearing signals to determine inter-radio distances. For such measurements to be meaningful, accurate synchronization is required. Synchronization becomes more important in emerging applications for large cooperative wireless networks, and has led to active research in the area of synchronization and localization. State-of-the-art solutions either adopt a two-step, first synchronize then localize paradigm, or perform centralized, simultaneous localization and synchronization that impose stringent constraints on the network topology. In this talk, we introduce a framework for distributed simultaneous localization and synchronization that overcomes these limitations. The framework consists of a Bayesian factor graph formulation for cooperative simultaneous localization and synchronization, and is suited for wireless networks with mobile nodes and time-varying clock parameters. Building on this factor graph, a distributed belief propagation algorithm is developed that allows for real-time operation and is suitable for a time-varying network connectivity. While numerical results indicate a similar localization accuracy as achieved in perfectly synchronized networks, demonstrator implementations validate the robustness of the algorithm in practice.


    Biography: Bernhard Etzlinger received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.Sc.) degree in mechatronics in 2010 and his Dr.techn. (Ph.D.) degree in technical sciences in 2016, both with distinction from the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Linz, Austria. Since 2016, he has been with the Institute of Communication Systems and RF-Systems, Johannes Kepler University Linz, where he is currently a postdoctoral researcher. In 2010, he worked at Fraunhofer FKIE, Wachtberg, Germany. During his Ph.D. studies, he was a visiting student with the Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, and with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. Currently he is visiting scholar at the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California. Dr. Etzlinger is the recipient of the 2017 Upper-Austrian innovation prize for achievements on a secure communication interface for real-time power-line protection. He has also served as a TPC member for the 2017 VTC Spring Conference and as a session chair at the Asilomar Conference in 2015. Dr. Etzlinger's research interests include statistical signal processing for receiver design, cooperative network clock synchronization and localization, and wireless control systems.


    Host: Urbashi Mitra, ubli@usc.edu, EEB 536, x04667

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 539

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Viterbi New Student Welcome Luau

    Thu, Aug 17, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Student Activity


    Viterbi School of Engineering welcomes our incoming first-year students at our New Student Luau. The luau will be held in the Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad) located between Biegler Hall (BHE) and Neely Petroleum Engineering Building (PCE).

    This is a perfect opportunity to meet your fellow students, as well as our faculty and staff- including Dean Yortsos. You can also enjoy some awesome desserts and swag. Best of all, you might win one of several great prizes!

    Location: Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad)

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Christina Martin

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  • MS Group Advisement Session - NEW CS/INF Students

    Fri, Aug 18, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This group advisement session is for NEW Fall 2017 incoming students to the CS/INF Master's programs. New students should attend at least one of these sessions to meet with advisement staff. One-on-one time with advisors will be available toward the end of the group advisement session.

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - 118

    Audiences: Graduate

    Posted By: Ryan Rozan

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  • MS Group Advisement Session - NEW & CONTINUING CS/INF Students

    Fri, Aug 18, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This group advisement session is for NEW Fall 2017 incoming students to the CS/INF Master's programs. New students should attend at least one of these sessions to meet with advisement staff. CONTINUING students are also welcome to attend this session. One-on-one time with advisors will be available toward the end of the group advisement session.

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - 118

    Audiences: Graduate

    Posted By: Ryan Rozan

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  • NL Seminar-Neural Creative Language Generation

    Fri, Aug 18, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Marjan Ghazvininejad, USC/ISI

    Talk Title: Neural Creative Language Generation

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: Natural language generation NLG is a well studied and still very challenging field in natural language processing. One of the less studied NLG tasks is the generation of creative texts such as jokes, puns, or poems. Multiple reasons contribute to the difficulty of research in this area. First, no immediate application exists for creative language generation. This has made the research on creative NLG extremely diverse, having different goals, assumptions, and constraints. Second, no quantitative measure exists for creative NLG tasks. Consequently, it is often difficult to tune the parameters of creative generation models and drive improvements to these systems. Finally, rule based systems for creative language generation are not yet combined with deep learning methods.

    In this work, we address these challenges for poetry generation which is one of the main areas of creative language generation. We introduce password poems as a novel application for poetry generation. Furthermore, we combine finite-state machinery with deep learning models in a system for generating poems for any given topic. We introduce a quantitative metric for evaluating the generated poems and build the first interactive poetry generation system that enables users to revise system generated poems by adjusting style configuration settings like alliteration, concreteness and the sentiment of the poem.

    In order to improve the poetry generation system, we decide to borrow ideas from human literature and develop a poetry translation system. We propose to study human poetry translation and measure the language variation in this process. we will study how human poetry translation is different from human translation in general and whether a translator translates poetry more freely. Then we will use our findings to develop a machine translation system specifically for translating poetry and proposing metrics for evaluating the quality of poetry translation.



    Biography: Marjan Ghazvininejad is a PhD student at ISI working with Professor Kevin Knight.

    Host: Kevin Knight

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

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 11th Flr Conf Rm # 1135, Marina Del Rey

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

    Mon, Aug 21, 2017

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. During the engineering session we will discuss the curriculum, research opportunities, hands-on projects, entrepreneurial support programs, and other aspects of the engineering school. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process, and financial aid.

    Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. Please make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

    RSVP HERE

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - USC Admission Office

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Repeating EventSeminars in Biomedical Engineering

    Mon, Aug 21, 2017 @ 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Stacey Finley, PhD, Assistant Professor Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Talk Title: Course Introduction

    Host: Stacey Finley, PhD

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 122

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Model-based and data-based flow analysis using optimization

    Mon, Aug 21, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Peter Schmid, Imperial College, London

    Talk Title: Model-based and data-based flow analysis using optimization

    Series: Fall 2017 Joint CSC@USC/CommNetS-MHI Seminar Series

    Abstract: In recent years, PDE-constrained optimization has become an effective and efficient tool in the analysis of complex fluid systems. Inherent stability, receptivity to external or internal forcing, or sensitivity to uncertainties or imperfections of fluid systems can be treated within this approach. We will present a computational framework based on this concept and demonstrate its ability to extract relevant information from numerical simulations, with examples from aeroacoustics, inertial mixing, roughness-induced receptivity, and turbomachinery cascades.

    We will also discuss the reformulation of the PDE-constrained into a data-constrained framework and show preliminary steps in the analysis of fluid systems based on data only. We will present work in progress on phase-space clustering, data assimilation, and dynamic observers to detect and describe relevant mechanisms and coherent structures in data sequences.


    Biography: Peter Schmid holds a Chair Professorship of Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College, London. Before joining the department in 2013, he held a position of research director (DR2) with the French National Research Agency (CNRS) and a professorship (PCC) at the Ecole Polytechnique in France, from 2005 to 2014. Before then, he was a faculty member in Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA (from 1993 to 2005).

    Professor Schmid is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the editorial board of the Physical Review Fluids. He received his PhD in Mathematics in 1993 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Engineer's Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University Munich. His research lies in the area of computational fluid mechanics, with emphasis on stability theory, receptivity theory, flow control, model reduction, and system identification. He is also interested in methods for quantitative flow analysis for numerical and experimental data.


    Host: Mihailo Jovanovic, mihailo@usc.edu

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Networking for Big Data: Theory and Optimization for NDN

    Tue, Aug 22, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Edmund Yeh, Northeastern University

    Talk Title: Networking for Big Data: Theory and Optimization for NDN

    Abstract: The advent of Big Data is stimulating the development of new networking architectures which facilitate the acquisition, transmission, storage, and computation of data. In particular, Named Data Networking (NDN) is an emerging content-centric networking architecture which focuses on enabling end users to obtain the data they want, rather than to communicate with specific nodes. By naming content instead of their locations, NDN transforms data into a first-class network entity.

    In this talk, we present a new analytical and design framework for the optimization of key network functionalities within the NDN architecture, which is also broadly applicable to content delivery and peer-to-peer networks. The framework includes the joint optimization of traffic engineering and caching strategies, in order to best utilize both bandwidth and storage for efficient content distribution. It also includes optimal congestion control when user demand for content becomes excessive. We first develop distributed and adaptive algorithms for joint request forwarding and dynamic cache placement and eviction, which effectively achieve network load balancing, thereby maximizing the user demand rate that the NDN network can satisfy. Next, we investigate fair congestion control for NDN. In the absence of source-destination pairs, traditional congestion control schemes are inappropriate. Instead, we develop content-based congestion control algorithms which naturally work in concert with forwarding and caching to achieve a favorable tradeoff between the aggregate user utility from admitted content requests and the total user delay. Numerical experiments within a number of network settings demonstrate the superior performance of these algorithms in terms of multiple metrics.

    Joint work with Tracey Ho, Ying Cui, Ran Liu, Michael Burd, and Derek Leong

    Biography: Edmund Yeh received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering with Distinction and Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University in 1994. He then studied at Cambridge University on the Winston Churchill Scholarship, obtaining his M.Phil in Engineering in 1995. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT under Professor Robert Gallager in 2001. He is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University. He was previously Assistant and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Statistics at Yale University. He has held visiting positions at MIT, Stanford, Princeton, UC Berkeley, EPFL, and TU Munich.

    Professor Yeh was one of the PIs on the original NSF-funded FIA Named Data Networking project. He will serve as General Co-Chair for ACM Conference on Information Centric Networking (ICN) 2018 in Boston. He is the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, the Army Research Office Young Investigator Award, the Winston Churchill Scholarship, the National Science Foundation and Office of Naval Research Graduate Fellowships, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the Frederick Emmons Terman Engineering Scholastic Award, and the President's Award for Academic Excellence (Stanford University). Professor Yeh has served as the Secretary of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society. He received the Best Paper Award at the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) Communication Theory Symposium.


    Host: Michael Neely, mjneely@usc.edu, EEB 520, x03505

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 248

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Repeating EventMeet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

    Wed, Aug 23, 2017

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. During the engineering session we will discuss the curriculum, research opportunities, hands-on projects, entrepreneurial support programs, and other aspects of the engineering school. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process, and financial aid.

    Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.

    Please make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

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    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - USC Admission Office

    Audiences: Prospective Freshmen & Family Members

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    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 TBD.

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things and Ming Hsieh Institute for Electrical Engineering Joint Seminar Series on Cyber-Physical Systems

    Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Davide Bresolin, Assistant Professor, University of Padova, Italy, and Luca Geretti, Research Fellow, University of Verona, Italy

    Talk Title: Formal Verification of Nonlinear Hybrid Systems using Ariadne

    Abstract: In embedded systems design there is often the need to model complex systems having a mixed discrete and continuous behavior that cannot be characterized faithfully using either discrete or continuous models only. Such systems consist of a discrete control part that operates in a continuous environment and are named hybrid systems. Unfortunately, most of the verification problems for hybrid systems, like reachability analysis, turn out to be undecidable. Because of this, many approximation techniques and tools to estimate the reachable set have been proposed in the literature. However, most of the tools are unable to handle nonlinear dynamics and constraints, and do not perform conservative numerical rounding. In this seminary we present an open-source framework for hybrid system verification, called Ariadne, which exploits approximation techniques based on the theory of computable analysis for implementing formal verification algorithms.

    Biography: Davide Bresolin received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Udine, Udine, Italy, in 2007. He is an Assistant Professor with the Mathematics Department, University of Padova, Italy. From 2007 to 2013, he was a Research Fellow with the Department of Computer Science, University of Verona, Verona, Italy, where he collaborated with the Electronic Systems Design Group (ESD) and the ALTAIR Robotics Group. From 2013 to 2016 he was an Assistant Professor with the Computer Science and Engineering Department, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. His research activity is focused on formal verification of cyber-physical and embedded systems using hybrid automata and temporal logics, on automata theory, and on temporal representation and reasoning using interval-based temporal logics.

    Luca Geretti received the Laurea degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from the University of Udine, Udine, Italy, in 2005 and 2009, respectively. He was a Research Fellow with the Department of Computer Science, University of Verona, Verona, Italy, between 2009 and 2011. He was a Research Fellow with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Udine, Udine, Italy, between 2012 and 2015. He is currently a Research Fellow with the Department of Computer Science, University of Verona, Verona, Italy. His current research interests are in the fields of formal verification of cyber-physical systems using hybrid automata, and of parallel and distributed computing.


    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Estela Lopez

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  • USC Graduate Engineering Info Session: Kochi, India

    Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This event will be hosted by Sudha Kumar, Director of the USC India Office, and special guest Kelly Goulis, Senior Associate Dean for graduate programs at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Candidates with a strong academic background and a Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or physical science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to attend

    Each information session will include a presentation on:

    - Master's & Ph.D. Programs in Engineering and Computer Science
    - How to Apply
    - Scholarships and Funding
    - Student Life at USC and in Los Angeles
    -Application Tips

    There will also be sufficient time for questions during the information session. In order to guarantee seating availability, we request completion of the online registration form using the Registration link below

    Register to Attend

    Location: Kochi Marriott Hotel, Lulu Int’l Shopping Mall Pvt. Ltd., 34/1111,N.H. 47 Edappally, Kochi 682 024

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: USC Viterbi Graduate & Professional Programs

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  • Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Seminar

    Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Allison Anderson, University of Colorado - Boulder

    Talk Title: TBA

    Host: Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Ashleen Knutsen

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  • Find More Jobs & Internships: Viterbi Career Gateway Workshop

    Thu, Aug 24, 2017 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Take part in a live tutorial to help you navigate Viterbi Career Gateway, a powerful job & internship search tool available ONLY to Viterbi students.

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventMeet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

    Fri, Aug 25, 2017

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. During the engineering session we will discuss the curriculum, research opportunities, hands-on projects, entrepreneurial support programs, and other aspects of the engineering school. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process, and financial aid.

    Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.

    Please make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

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    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - USC Admission Office

    Audiences: Undergrad

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  • W.V.T. RUSCH ENGINEERING HONORS COLLOQUIUM

    Fri, Aug 25, 2017 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Luz Rivas, Board of Public Works Commissioner City of Los Angeles

    Talk Title: Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and Service

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Su Stevens

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  • Techniques for Content Delivery at Scale in Current and Future Network Architectures

    Fri, Aug 25, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Nishanth Sastry, King's College London

    Talk Title: Techniques for Content Delivery at Scale in Current and Future Network Architectures

    Abstract: On-demand video streaming dominates today's Internet traffic mix. For instance, Netflix constitutes a third of the peak time traffic in the USA. Nearly half of UK online households have accessed BBC's shows through its on-demand streaming interface, BBC iPlayer. Using UK-wide traces from BBC iPlayer as a case study, this talk will characterise users' content consumption at scale and discuss techniques that can be deployed at the edge by users to substantially decrease the load in the Internet. We will survey both well-known techniques such as peer-assisted video-on-demand, studying whether it works at scale, as well as new edge-caching mechanisms that can potentially be deployed today. We will conclude by exploring new directions for future network architectures, to address the roots of the pain points observed in our user workload, in a "clean" fashion.

    Biography: Nishanth is a Senior Lecturer at King's College London. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK, a Master's degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor's degree from Bangalore University, India, all in Computer Science. He has spent several years in Industry, at Cisco Systems and at IBM (both in the Software Group and at the TJ Watson Research Center).

    His work in the last few years has focused on analysing large real-world datasets, funded by several grants from two different UK Research Councils (EPSRC and ESRC), as well as by the European Commission. He has given several keynotes about his work, and has frequently been featured in various TV shows and other media outlets including Nature News, New Scientist and BBC.

    Host: Andreas Molisch, x04670, molisch@usc.edu

    Location: 248

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

    Mon, Aug 28, 2017

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. During the engineering session we will discuss the curriculum, research opportunities, hands-on projects, entrepreneurial support programs, and other aspects of the engineering school. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process, and financial aid.

    Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.

    Please make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

    RSVP

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - USC Admission Office

    Audiences: Prospective Freshmen & Family Members

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Viterbi Transfer Student BBQ

    Mon, Aug 28, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Student Activity


    Viterbi School of Engineering Welcomes our incoming transfer students. Join your fellow incoming transfer students for an evening of mixing and mingling and delicious BBQ. This is a great opportunity to meet other transfer students and get to know Viterbi and USC staff members an resources. We will be sharing information about key programs and services available to USC students.

    Location: Breezeway

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Christina Martin

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  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

    Mon, Aug 28, 2017 @ 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: TBA,

    Talk Title: Research Presentation & Career Path

    Host: Stacey Finley, PhD

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 122

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Mischalgrace Diasanta

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  • VIRTUAL Workshop: Find More Jobs & Internships: Viterbi Career Gateway

    Tue, Aug 29, 2017

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Take part in a live tutorial to help you navigate Viterbi Career Gateway, a powerful job & internship search tool available ONLY to Viterbi students.

    TIME TBD

    Log-in info coming soon!

    Location: ONLINE

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • The Convergence of Machine Learning, Big Data, and Supercomputing

    Tue, Aug 29, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Kepner, MIT Lincoln Laboratory Fellow/MIT Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center Founder

    Talk Title: The Convergence of Machine Learning, Big Data, and Supercomputing

    Abstract: Machine learning, big data and simulation challenges have led to a proliferation of computing hardware and software solutions. Hyperscale data centers, accelerators and programmable logic can deliver enormous performance via a range of analytic environments and data-storage technologies. Effectively exploiting these capabilities for science and engineering requires mathematically rigorous interfaces that allow scientists and engineers to focus on their research and avoid rewriting software each time computing technology changes. Mathematically rigorous interfaces are at the core of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center and let it deliver leading-edge technologies to thousands of scientists and engineers. This talk discusses the rapidly evolving computing landscape and how mathematically rigorous interfaces are key to exploiting advanced computing capabilities.

    Biography: Dr. Jeremy Kepner is a MIT Lincoln Laboratory Fellow. He founded the Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center and pioneered the establishment of the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center. He has developed novel big data and parallel computing software used by thousands of scientists and engineers worldwide. He has led several embedded computing efforts, which earned him a 2011 R&D 100 Award. Dr. Kepner has chaired SIAM Data Mining, IEEE Big Data, and the IEEE HPEC conference. Dr. Kepner is the author of two bestselling books on Parallel MATLAB and Graph Algorithms. His peer-reviewed publications include works on abstract algebra, astronomy, astrophysics, cloud computing, cybersecurity, data mining, databases, graph algorithms, health sciences, plasma physics, signal processing, and 3D visualization. In 2014, he received Lincoln Laboratory's Technical Excellence Award. Dr. Kepner holds a B.A. in astrophysics from Pomona College and a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Princeton University.

    Host: Dr. Viktor K. Prasanna

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 248

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Kathy Kassar

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  • Fall Get Connected: Viterbi Involvement Fair

    Tue, Aug 29, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Student Activity


    Join us for our first Fall Get Connected! At this Viterbi involvement fair you will have the chance to meet the student leaders of our engineering student organizations. Come by and Get Connected with some great organizations and learn about other Viterbi resources and services.

    Location: Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Christina Martin

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  • Alpha Omega Epsilon Information Session

    Tue, Aug 29, 2017 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Come learn more about Alpha Omega Epsilon, Viterbi's only engineering sorority! There will be a brief presentation, time to ask questions, and then you can get to know some of our actives! If you have any questions, please contact our Vice President, Hannah Adams, at hannahad@usc.edu. We hope to see you there :)

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - 109

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Alpha Omega Epsilon USC

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  • Alpha Omega Epsilon Information Session

    Tue, Aug 29, 2017 @ 11:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Come learn more about Alpha Omega Epsilon, Viterbi's only engineering sorority! There will be a brief presentation, time to ask questions, and then you can get to know some of our actives! If you have any questions, please contact our Vice President, Hannah Adams, at hannahad@usc.edu. We hope to see you there :)

    Location: 109

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Alpha Omega Epsilon USC

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  • Repeating EventMeet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

    Wed, Aug 30, 2017

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events


    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. During the engineering session we will discuss the curriculum, research opportunities, hands-on projects, entrepreneurial support programs, and other aspects of the engineering school. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process, and financial aid.

    Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.

    Please make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

    RSVP

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - USC Admission Office

    Audiences: Prospective Freshmen & Family Members

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  • Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Seminar

    Wed, Aug 30, 2017 @ 03:30 AM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Michele Guala, Unniversity of Minnesota

    Talk Title: TBA

    Host: Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Ashleen Knutsen

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  • Writing Effective Resumes

    Wed, Aug 30, 2017 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Learn how to create a resume that will serve as the marketing tool that will get your foot inside industrys door!

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Alpha Omega Epsilon Info Session #2 + Game Night

    Wed, Aug 30, 2017 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Come learn more about Alpha Omega Epsilon, Viterbi's only engineering sorority! There will be a brief presentation, time to ask questions, and then you can get to know some of our actives! Afterwards, we'll be playing some games. If you have any questions, please contact our Vice President, Hannah Adams, at hannahad@usc.edu. We hope to see you there :)

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - 109

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Alpha Omega Epsilon USC

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  • EE 598 Computer Engineering Seminar Series

    Thu, Aug 31, 2017 @ 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Rakesh Kumar, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

    Talk Title: Ultra Low Power Computing in the IoT Era

    Series: EE 598 Computer Engineering Seminar Series

    Abstract: Wearables, sensors, and Internet of Things (IoT) arguably represent the next frontier of computing. They will be characterized by extremely low power and area requirements. In our recent research, we asked the question: are there opportunities for power and area reduction that are unique to these emerging computing platforms. We answered the question in the affirmative and developed several techniques that appear to be very effective. In this talk, I will focus one such technique--symbolic hardware-software co-analysis--that is applicable over a wide class of applications. Through a novel symbolic execution-based approach, we can determine for a given application the gates in the hardware that the application is guaranteed to not touch. This information can then be used to determine application-specific Vmin, determine application-specific peak power, and, build bespoke processors customized to a given application. If time permits, I will also discuss how architectural ideas such bit serial processors and k-hot pipelining may become promising for the IoT applications.

    Biography: Rakesh Kumar is an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and a Co-Founder and Chief Architect at Hyperion Core, Inc. He has made contributions in the area of processor design and memory system design that have directly impacted industry and state-of-art. His current research interests are in computer architecture, low power and error resilient computer systems, and approximate computing. He has a B-Tech from IIT Kharagpur and a PhD from University of California at San Diego. He is often seen at a restaurant or hanging out with his very active four-year old.

    Host: Xuehai Qian, x04459, xuehai.qian@usc.edu

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Gerrielyn Ramos

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  • AOE Mason Jar Terrarium Craft Night!

    Thu, Aug 31, 2017 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Come learn more about Alpha Omega Epsilon while making mason jar terrariums! This event is free :)

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - 109

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Alpha Omega Epsilon USC

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