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  • Cognizant Information Session (Virtual)

    Tue, Feb 01, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Are you ready to start a career journey in IT and professional services? Meet our recruiters, learn about Cognizant and the exciting opportunities for current/recent university graduates.

    Cognizant is looking for driven, collaborative, and highly motivated individuals to join the team. They currently have full-time (Technology & Consulting) and internship opportunities for Juniors and Seniors. Register now to learn more about Cognizant.

    Full Time & Internship Opportunities for Bachelors Students Only - Juniors & Seniors

    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu.

    Location: Virtual Platform

    WebCast Link: https://app.jigsawinteractive.com/u/LSx2D4

    Audiences: Juniors & Seniors Only

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • CS Colloquium: Ankur Mehta (UCLA) - Towards $1 robots

    Tue, Feb 01, 2022 @ 02:30 PM - 03:50 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Ankur Mehta, University of California, Los Angeles

    Talk Title: Towards $1 robots

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Note: *New time: 2:30PM-3:50PM PT*

    Robots are pretty great -- they can make some hard tasks easy, some dangerous tasks safe, or some unthinkable tasks possible. And they're just plain fun to boot. But how many robots have you interacted with recently? And where do you think that puts you compared to the rest of the world's people?

    In contrast to computation, automating physical interactions continues to be limited in scope and breadth. I'd like to change that. But in particular, I'd like to do so in a way that's accessible to everyone, everywhere. In our lab, we work to lower barriers to robotics design, creation, and operation through
    material and mechanism design, computational tools, and mathematical analysis. We hope that with our efforts, everyone will be soon able to enjoy the benefits of robotics to work, to learn, and to play.

    **Prof. Ankur Mehta will give his talk in person at SGM 124 and we will also host the talk over Zoom.**

    Register in advance for this webinar at:

    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dUyqi3ZTQiWuseUgfp4fYw

    After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Now, this is a story all about how
    My life took me to where I am now
    And I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there
    I'll tell you how I became a prof at UCLA.

    From East Pennsylvania born and raised
    MIT is where I spent the next of my days
    Getting my Masters and Bachelor's too
    ECE is the field I did then pursue.

    Then a couple of years until I finally would
    From California, Berkeley get my doctor hood
    I got in one lil' postdoc at MIT CSAIL
    And then I moved to LA just south of Bel Air.

    Prof. Ankur Mehta is an assistant professor of Electrical and computer Engineering at UCLA, and directs the Laboratory for Embedded Machines and Ubiquitous Robots (LEMUR). Pushing towards his visions of a future filled with robots, his research interests involve printable robotics, rapid design and
    fabrication, control systems, and multi-agent networks. He has received the NSF CAREER award and a Samueli fellowship, and has received best paper awards in the IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine and the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS).

    Prior to joining the UCLA faculty, Prof. Mehta was a postdoc at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratories investigating design automation for printable robots. Before to that, he conducted research as a graduate student at UC Berkeley in wireless sensor networks and systems, small autonomous aerial robots and rockets, control systems, and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS).

    When not in the lab, Ankur enjoys puzzles, ultimate frisbee, board games.


    Host: Stefanos Nikolaidis

    Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 124

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • Preparing for the Career & Internship Expo Workshop (HYBRID)

    Tue, Feb 01, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS EVENT WILL BE HOSTED HYBRID: IN-PERSON & ONLINE SIMULTANEOUSLY

    Increase your preparedness for the Career & Internship Expo by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners.

    To access the ZOOM link and for more information on this workshop, log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    For more information about workshops, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    For In-Person: Attendance is limited to room capacity

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

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Information Session

    Tue, Feb 01, 2022 @ 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Student Activity


    USC Viterbi School of Engineering undergraduate students have the unique opportunity to participate in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GCSP). Grand Challenge Scholars drive their educational experiences towards discovering, exploring, and potentially solving one of the NAE Grand Challenges and earn recognition at graduation from USC and the National Academy of Engineering. Come learn about the GCSP from the Faculty Director, Professor Najmedin Meshkati and current students of the program.

    WebCast Link: ZOOM

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Raytheon Technologies Corporate Information Session (Virtual)

    Tue, Feb 01, 2022 @ 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Learn about the Raytheon Intelligence & Space opportunities available.


    This event is virtual and specific to the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

    Majors and class levels: All relevant engineering majors - Aero, Mech, Elec, Manuf, Material Science, etc. for UG and Grad

    Recruiting for internships, full-time, or both: both
    Offering Visa sponsorship: No - gov't contractor
    Hiring a student on CPT or OPT: No - gov't contractor

    Location: Register on Viterbi Career Gateway for location

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Tesla Info Session: Manufacturing, Gigafactory and Construction Internships (Virtual)

    Tue, Feb 01, 2022 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Register for our upcoming internship recruiting virtual events.

    RSVPs will be accepted until 48 hours before an event. Confirmations will be emailed within 24 hours of the events selected.

    Our recruitment team will update with new events each month. Expect to be notified when new events are released for registration.
    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercises caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual - RSVP in Viterbi Career Gateway

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Employer Mock Interviews

    Wed, Feb 02, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Get a 1:1 mock interview with an employer!

    This event connects employer representatives and alumni with engineering students to help them refine their behavioral interviewing and networking skills.

    Location: Virtual or On-Campus
    Audience: All Viterbi Students


    For more information: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/students/events/mock-interviews-student/

    Location: Virtual or On-Campus

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Center of Autonomy and AI, Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things, and Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar Series

    Wed, Feb 02, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Jie Gao, Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University

    Talk Title: Protecting Data Privacy in an Increasingly Connected World

    Series: Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things

    Abstract: Ubiquitous sensing, wireless communication and distributed computation have transformed the way we interact with the physical world. While we celebrate the convenience and the improved quality of life having smart devices around us, the data collection practices have moved from remote fields to private living environments and work spaces; and data collected have also shifted from non-sensitive scientific data to personal, sensitive data that is closely related to the user's health conditions, emotional states, physical activities and social relationships. In this talk I will review some of our recent work on protecting privacy of sensitive data by minimalist-style sensing and targeted data perturbation, as well as fundamental challenges/impossibility results regarding data privacy and utility.

    Biography: Professor Jie Gao is currently Professor in Department of computer science, Rutgers University. She was on the faculty of Computer Science department at Stony Brook University from 2005-2019. She received B.Eng from the Special Class of the Gifted Young, University of Science and Technology of China in 1999, Ph.D in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2004 and was a postdoc at Caltech from 2004-2005. She received the NSF career award in 2006, IMC best paper award (2009), EWSN best paper award (2021) and multiple Research Excellence Awards in computer science department of Stony Brook. She is currently serving on the editorial board of ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, International Journal of Computational Geometry and Applications and IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering. She published over 140 referred papers in computer networking and theoretical computer science fields, and has graduated 17 Ph.D students.

    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo and Bhaskar Krishnamachari

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zyIBh_1gQLmKpMJG0GyLxw

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zyIBh_1gQLmKpMJG0GyLxw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Feb 02, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Artur Tyliszczak, Częstochowa University of Technology, Częstochowa, Slaskie, Poland

    Talk Title: Passive and Active Control of Turbulent Jets and Flames -” A CFD Research

    Abstract: Interest in flow control techniques is driven by a possible improvement of performance, safety and efficiency of various technical devices. Existing strategies of steering and controlling fluid flows can be divided into two approaches: passive and active. The former is based on shaping the flow domains and is usually optimized for specific flow conditions. The latter requires an external energy input (an excitation, forcing), which can be varying in response to the instantaneous flow behavior. The active methods are thus more costly but also much more flexible. Under a variety of different flow regimes, they result in a better overall response than the passive methods. In this talk, I will focus on the CFD study of passive and active control applications for jets and flames. In the latter case, proper flow control is especially important as the efficiency of combustion processes is directly related to fuel-oxidizer mixing -” a process, which we would like to have under full control. I will discuss to what extent the flow field can be modified and controlled by the selection of shapes of jet nozzles or tuning of excitation parameters.

    Biography: Artur Tyliszczak is a Professor in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science at Częstochowa University of Technology (CUT) in Poland. He leads the CFD Research Group. He earned an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997 from the CUT and a PhD degree in 2002 from the CUT and von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (Belgium). He worked at Cambridge University (UK) as a Marie-Curie Experienced Researcher (2010-2011) and a visiting professor (2016). His group works on the development of high-order numerical methods for CFD and their applications for open and near-wall non-reacting and reacting flows. Currently, his main research concentrates on passive and active flow control in jet type flows and flows in porous and granular layers. Artur Tyliszczak is a recipient of prestigious individual awards from the Polish scientific community, the Ministry of Science and Education, the Polish Academy of Science, the Polish Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Recently he received a Senior Award from the Fulbright Commission for his stay at USC.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93987337017?pwd=MWd2dXBSL1FaR1RPaHNscjJ1NW80UT09

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93987337017?pwd=MWd2dXBSL1FaR1RPaHNscjJ1NW80UT09

    Location: James H. Zumberge Hall Of Science (ZHS) - 252

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93987337017?pwd=MWd2dXBSL1FaR1RPaHNscjJ1NW80UT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Amazon Women in Tech Event (Virtual)

    Thu, Feb 03, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Amazon Women in Tech Event (Virtual)

    Thu, Feb 3, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST

    Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2091390283842823696

    For women who like to invent, there's no better place to explore opportunities than at Amazon! Join this webinar to meet women working in various tech roles at Amazon Ads in Boulder, CO, find out more about their career trajectories, mentoring, work-life harmony, and how they innovate on behalf of our customers. We look forward to seeing you there. Join our team and help us build the future!

    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participants' responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Learn About STEM Careers in the FBI! (Virtual)

    Thu, Feb 03, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This event is geared towards students seeking to learn about STEM Careers in the FBI, professional growth opportunities within STEM, preparing a comprehensive federal resume, and the interview process.

    *Please keep in mind this event is for recruiting US Citizens only.

    Location: Register on Viterbi Career Gateway for link

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Feb 03, 2022 @ 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Katherine Graham, President's Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech

    Talk Title: Viruses in the urban water cycle: sources of pollution, fate, and public health decision-making

    Abstract: Coastal environments across the globe are treasured for their ability to provide sustenance, recreational activities, job opportunities, and diverse habitats for flora and fauna. They are also important human habitats: in the US, 94.7 million people live in a coastal county and worldwide approximately 44 percent of people live within 150 km of a coastline. However, due to population growth, pollution, and overuse of natural resources, many water resources in coastal areas are polluted. Sources of microbial pollution, including wastewater and urban runoff, can transport pathogens to waters where they pose public health risks. However, current indicators for fecal contamination in the environment, like fecal indicator bacteria (FIB), have been shown to poorly correlate with pathogens in the environment, complicating their use in certain settings. Thus a better understanding of the sources and fate of pathogens in the environment and solutions that sustainably reduce the impact of these sources on water resources is needed. At the same time, there are benefits to be gleaned from characterizing anthropogenic pollution sources, as they can be reflective of the infectious diseases circulating in a community. Therefore, tools to harness the information present in sewage should be developed in tandem with strategies to reduce the impact of pollution sources on the environment.
    In this seminar, I will first detail how viral pathogens in urban runoff are removed in green stormwater infrastructure to prevent impairments to surface waters and groundwater. Second, I will show how information on pathogens in wastewater can be used to inform public health decision-making, particularly during the COVID 19 pandemic. I will then discuss future teaching and research directions at the intersection of water, climate, and health issues, with the ultimate goal of providing safe and accessible water for all.


    Biography: Katherine (Katy) Graham is a President Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Tech in Environmental Engineering. Katy received her BSE in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2015 and completed her MS and PhD at Stanford University in 2021. She is broadly interested in the characterization of pathogens and microbial communities in the natural and built environments to inform public health risk assessment and decision-making. She collaborates with multidisciplinary scientists and engineers to understand how to sustainably mitigate sources of microbial pollution to the environment, the utilization of human waste to understand public health trends, and the use of genomic information on pathogens in the environment to inform advanced public health risk assessment models.

    Host: Dr. Amy Childress

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91873923659? Meeting ID: 918 7392 3659 Passcode: 975701

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91873923659? Meeting ID: 918 7392 3659 Passcode: 975701

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes

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  • Amazon Women in Tech Event (Virtual)

    Thu, Feb 03, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    Amazon Women in Tech Event (Virtual)
    Thu, Feb 3, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST
    Link: On Viterbi Career Gateway

    For women who like to invent, there's no better place to explore opportunities than at Amazon! Join this webinar to meet women working in various tech roles at Amazon Ads in Boulder, CO, find out more about their career trajectories, mentoring, work-life harmony, and how they innovate on behalf of our customers. We look forward to seeing you there. Join our team and help us build the future!
    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participants responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Resume Lab (ON-CAMPUS)

    Thu, Feb 03, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS EVENT WILL BE HOSTED IN-PERSON, ON-CAMPUS

    Does your resume highlight the skills that will land an interview? Review tips and tricks on how to best showcase yourself to employers by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connection staff. Have your resume ready to take notes and make modifications in real time!

    To access more information on this workshop, log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    For more information about workshops, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    Attendance is limited to room capacity

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Takeda Summer Internship Opportunities and Operations Development Program

    Fri, Feb 04, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    About Takeda
    Takeda is an industry-leading, global pharmaceutical company with an unwavering dedication to putting patients at the center of everything we do. We live our values of Takeda-ism -Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance, and are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.
    Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. At Takeda, you will make an impact on people's lives, including your own.

    Internships
    The Biotech Summer Internship is a 12-week program where you will sharpen your skills through a variety of experiences. At the end of the internship, you will have gained valuable experience, an in-depth understanding of concepts taught in school, and a network to use in the future. This role is designed to challenge interns and contribute to their future careers.

    Operations Development Program
    Early Talent Rotational Programs at Takeda offer college graduates the unique opportunity to experience rotations with a strong focus on personal development, mentorship, networking, leadership, and technical skill-building. Early Talent Program members begin their Takeda careers in a supportive, structured environment that encourages self-directed learning and promotes accelerated growth. Upon successful completion of all rotations, a senior leader ambassador will guide the graduate to identify the next step in their Takeda career.
    The Operations Development Program (ODP) is a 27-month rotational program that provides valuable experiences across Takeda's Global Manufacturing & Supply and Global Quality (GMSGQ) function. This rotational program is comprised of three (3), nine (9) month rotations in various US locations (including MA, GA, CA, MN, and IL).

    Location: RSVP in Viterbi Career Gateway

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Preparing for the Career & Internship Expo Workshop (HYBRID)

    Fri, Feb 04, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS EVENT WILL BE HOSTED IN-PERSON, ON-CAMPUS

    Increase your preparedness for the Career & Internship Expo by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners.

    For more information about workshops, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    Attendance is limited to room capacity

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

    Audiences: Graduate

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Career & Internship Expo: Virtual and On-Campus Trojan Talks and Meet & Greets

    Mon, Feb 07, 2022

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Groups of pre-registered students meet with an organization in a Zoom meeting or on-campus location.

    For the most up-to-date information visit the Career & Internship Expo Website: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Rovisys, LPA, Inc., UNITED STATES NAVY (On-Campus)

    Mon, Feb 07, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet & Greets (On-Campus)
    February 7th 10 am - 12 pm (20-minute sessions)
    Meet Rovisys, LPA, Inc., UNITED STATES NAVY

    These are 20-minute small group meet ups with recruiters from 10-12. How to signup: RSVP required to attend. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet SupplyFrame (Virtual)

    Mon, Feb 07, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet SupplyFrame (Virtual)

    Meet recruiters during the Viterbi Career Expo. attend the Trojan Talk to learn bout opportunities, ask questions and drop your resume.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Details: We are a technology company on a mission to change the way Engineers collaborate, design, and manufacture hardware.Our team is composed largely of Computer Scientists, Web Developers, and Data Scientists, with a passion for crafting beautiful, data-driven User Experiences and a love of solving hard problems. And we believe that there are few things in the world that can match the excitement of building tools for fellow Engineers and Hackers alike. Powered by breakthrough Design-to-Source Intelligence (DSI), Supplyframe's AI-based SaaS solutions enable previously impossible insights and decision support that bring new levels of resiliency and performance to the global electronics value chain.

    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet WHITING-TURNER (On-Campus)

    Mon, Feb 07, 2022 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet WHITING-TURNER (On-Campus)

    Meet recruiters during the Viterbi Career Expo. attend the Trojan Talk to learn bout opportunities, ask questions and drop your resume.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Details: Whiting-Turner provides construction management, general contracting, design-build and integrated project delivery services on projects small and large for a diverse group of customers. Successful markets include office and headquarters, healthcare, senior living, life sciences, microelectronics, mission critical, retail, higher education, K-12, industrial, warehouse and distribution, transportation, multi-family residential, mixed-use, urban redevelopment, hospitality, entertainment, cultural, religious and public sector.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Expensify & inVia Robotics (On-Campus)

    Mon, Feb 07, 2022 @ 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    Meet Expensify & inVia Robotics. These are 20-minute small group meetups with recruiters from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. Both Expesify and inVia Robotics can sponsor international candidates!

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    inVia Robotics is a Southern Californian technology company founded in 2015 by USC Alumni that provides the next generation of robotics warehouse automation and software solutions for eCommerce distribution centers and supply chains. As the developer of the world's first "Robots-as-a-Service" autonomous mobile robot picking and goods-to-person system, inVia is powering the future of warehouse productivity without disrupting the ecosystem of a business's operations.

    Expensify was founded with a simple, but clear purpose: to make expense reports not suck.

    Reporting expenses has never been an easy or intuitive process. Like many others, David Barrett felt firsthand the pain of doing expense reports on antiquated, less-than-intuitive platforms. As a result, he and a buddy started working on a product to alleviate that painful process. That product became Expensify.

    Expensify started with a receipt-scanning vision and in 2009 we raised $1M to make our vision a reality. People loved the idea, as did the tech community and major publications. Less than a year later, we raised another $5.7M to build SmartScan, a product that would forever change the expense reporting marketplace.

    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Rovisys (On-Campus)

    Mon, Feb 07, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Rovisys (On-Campus)
    Meet recruiters during the Viterbi Career Expo. attend the Trojan Talk to learn about opportunities, ask questions and drop your resume.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Founded in 1989, RoviSys is a leading control systems integrator and provider of comprehensive automation and information solutions. We help clients by developing and implementing independent systems and solutions. Our reputation of quality and continuity is focused on customer satisfaction. We are proud to serve small and large clients across the globe. Our employees have opportunities to work in a variety of industries, including: Chemicals, Consumer Goods, Data Centers, Food & Beverage, Glass, Life Sciences, Marine, Metals, Oil & Gas, District Energy, Utilities, Construction, Water/Wastewater and Paper & Wood. RoviSys is headquartered in Aurora, OH with offices across the United States, Southeast Asia, and Europe.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet OnPrem Solution Partners (On-Campus)

    Mon, Feb 07, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet OnPrem Solution Partners (On-Campus)
    Meet recruiters during the Viterbi Career Expo. attend the Trojan Talk to learn about opportunities, ask questions and drop your resume.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Details: OnPrem Solution Partners, LLC is a Southern California-based services and technology innovation start-up. Founded in 2013 by four ex-SVC leaders, OnPrem is focused on providing exceptional talent to our clients. OnPrem provides services in business consulting and technology innovation. We differentiate ourselves from the vast number of SI and Consulting companies in two ways. First, OnPrem acquires, develops, and retains the best talent in the country. We are committed to establishing an industry recognized distinction of having unparalleled US-based consulting talent. Second, OnPrem approaches every engagement as a partnership with our client, making client success our only priority.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Tesla Ask Me Anything Virtual Session (Virtual)

    Mon, Feb 07, 2022 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Tesla's The Ask Me Anything (AMA) Virtual Session provides students at co-op schools to connect with the Intern Recruiters that represent the Hardware and Cell Engineering teams at Tesla.

    The event will provide an introduction to opportunities in Hardware and Cell Engineering and allow for student questions following introductory presentations of each department.

    The West Coast event is exclusive to universities in that region of the U.S., as the conversation will be tailored to topics relevant to co-op programs in that region.


    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu.

    Location: Virtual (Register on Viterbi Career Gateway for link)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Tesla Ask Me Anything Session (Virtual)

    Mon, Feb 07, 2022 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Tesla Ask Me Anything Virtual Session The Ask Me Anything (AMA) Session provides students at co-op schools to connect with the Intern Recruiters that represent the Hardware and Cell Engineering teams at Tesla. The event will provide an introduction to opportunities in Hardware and Cell Engineering and allow for student questions following introductory presentations of each department.
    The West Coast event is exclusive to universities in that region of the U.S., as the conversation will be tailored to topics relevant to co-op programs in that region.
    sign up link: click here
    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: RSVP in Viterbi Career Gateway

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Career & Internship Expo: Virtual and On-Campus Trojan Talks and Meet & Greets

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Groups of pre-registered students meet with an organization in a Zoom meeting or on-campus location.

    For the most up-to-date information visit the Career & Internship Expo Website: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Kier + Wright and Ensign-Bickford Industries (On-Campus)

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet & Greets with Employers.
    Meet Kier + Wright and Ensign-Bickford Industries, These are 20-minute small group meetups with recruiters from 10-12.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Since 1972, Kier + Wright has provided both private and public sector clients with engineering and surveying work that is efficient, cost-effective and forward-thinking. We offer a full range of services to support commercial, industrial, and high-density residential development and redevelopment projects.

    Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. (EBI) is a global science and technology organization with businesses that are leaders in their industries and markets. These businesses include:
    AFB International (pet food flavoring)
    Avior Control Technologies Inc. (aerospace)
    Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (aerospace and defense)
    TiNi Aerospace, Inc. (aerospace)
    Honeybee Robotics (robotics)
    EnviroLogix (molecular detection)

    Each of our companies, as varied as they are, have a great deal in common. Each is a leader in its field, shares a dedication to innovation, a commitment to technical expertise and an unmatched level of service and support.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Expensify (On-Campus)

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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    University Calendar


    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Expensify (On-Campus)
    Meet Expensify at the Viterbi Career Expo. In this Trojan Talk, you can meet recruiters and drop your resume. Expensify sponsors international candidates! Recruiting for: Computer Engineering, Computer Science , Cybersecurity, Financial Engineering


    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Expensify was founded with a simple, but clear purpose: to make expense reports not suck.

    Reporting expenses has never been an easy or intuitive process. Like many others, David Barrett felt firsthand the pain of doing expense reports on antiquated, less-than-intuitive platforms. As a result, he and a buddy started working on a product to alleviate that painful process. That product became Expensify.

    Expensify started with a receipt-scanning vision and in 2009 we raised $1M to make our vision a reality. People loved the idea, as did the tech community and major publications. Less than a year later, we raised another $5.7M to build SmartScan, a product that would forever change the expense reporting marketplace.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Schlumberger (On-Campus)

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Schlumberger (On-Campus)
    Meet recruiters during the Viterbi Career Expo. attend the Trojan Talk to learn about opportunities, ask questions and drop your resume.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Details: We are Schlumberger, the leading global provider of technology and services to the energy industry.
    We specialize in reservoir characterization, well construction, and accelerating reservoir production and offer the most comprehensive range of products and services in the industry.
    The solutions we offer aim to push the technical limits of our industry. We hire the most-driven minds in engineering, science, technology development, and commercial roles to do that.
    We'll support you with world-leading learning and development, a meritocratic culture, and offer borderless careers that ensure you build skills by continually taking on challenging work.

    If you want to help shape the future of energy, then this is the place for you.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Wayfair (On-Campus)

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

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    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Wayfair (On-Campus)
    Meet recruiters during the Viterbi Career Expo. attend the Trojan Talk to learn about opportunities, ask questions and drop your resume.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Details: Wayfair is one of the worlds largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, were reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If youre looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then youll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet UNITED STATES NAVY (On-Campus)

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

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    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet UNITED STATES NAVY (On-Campus)
    Meet recruiters during the Viterbi Career Expo. attend the Trojan Talk to learn about opportunities, ask questions and drop your resume.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Details: To recruit, train, equip, and organize to deliver combat ready Naval forces to win conflicts and wars while maintaining security and deterrence through sustained forward presence. The sea is an incredible beast. It reaches impossible speeds, depths and distances. It cannot be beaten with the strongest fist, the sharpest knife or the fastest bullet.

    In America's Navy, water and salt flow through our veins in the same proportion as the sea. That mighty force is the lifeblood of the greatest Navy ever to sail upon it, slip beneath it or fly above it. It shapes Americans from every corner of the nation into Sailors with the courage to protect liberty back home. Bonding us with the commitment to serve with honor. The sea propels every one of our men and women to defeat or defend.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Veeva Systems and Schlumberger (On-Campus)

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

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    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Veeva Systems and Schlumberger (On-Campus)
    These are 20-minute small group meetups with recruiters from 1:30 - 3:30 pm.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    At Veeva, we build and implement enterprise cloud technology that powers the biggest names in the life sciences industries. Our customers make vaccines, life-saving medicines, and life-enhancing products that make a difference in everyday lives.

    At Veeva, we are dedicated to building the careers of new university graduates. We are looking for driven and energetic associates to join our Engineering Development Program for new grad and intern software engineers. If you're interested in avoiding the herd and trying something different, join our diverse group - we've got career opportunities for you!

    We are Schlumberger, the leading global provider of technology and services to the energy industry.
    We specialize in reservoir characterization, well construction, and accelerating reservoir production and offer the most comprehensive range of products and services in the industry.
    The solutions we offer aim to push the technical limits of our industry. We hire the most-driven minds in engineering, science, technology development, and commercial roles to do that.
    We'll support you with world-leading learning and development, a meritocratic culture, and offer borderless careers that ensure you build skills by continually taking on challenging work.

    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Keck Graduate Institute (Virtual)

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

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    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Keck Graduate Institute (Virtual)
    Meet recruiters during the Viterbi Career Expo. attend the Trojan Talk to learn about opportunities, ask questions and drop your resume.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Details: KGI offers innovative postgraduate degrees and certificates that integrate life and health sciences, business, engineering, pharmacy, and genetics. With a focus on team projects and hands-on industry experiences, KGI provides pathways for students to become leaders within healthcare and the applied life sciences. KGI consists of four schools: Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences, School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the Minerva Schools at KGI.

    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Yuchen Lin

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    PhD Candidate: Yuchen Lin

    Title: Commonsense Reasoning for Natural Language Processing

    Tuesday: Feb 8, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Committee members: chair: Prof. Xiang Ren (CS dept.), Prof. Cyrus Shahabi (CS dept.), Prof. Yan Liu (CS dept.), Prof. Robin Jia (CS dept.), Prof. Toby Mintz (Department of Psychology).


    Abstract:

    Common sense is all the background knowledge we have about the physical and social world that we have absorbed over our lives. It includes such things as our understanding of physics as well as our expectations about how humans behave. Commonsense knowledge is required before intelligent agents can anticipate how people and the physical world will react before they make decisions. However, it has long been a bottleneck for developing artificial general intelligence to use commonsense reasoning ability for understanding and generating natural language in real-world situations. In this thesis proposal, I present a series of work that enables natural language processing models to reason with commonsense knowledge. Specifically, my Ph.D. work focuses on using external knowledge bases to improve neural language models and developing generative, open-ended reasoning models that can serve real-life applications.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/9502121213

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet STARTINVEST MARKETS INC (On Campus)

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

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    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet STARTINVEST MARKETS INC (On Campus)
    Meet recruiters during the Viterbi Career Expo. attend the Trojan Talk to learn about opportunities, ask questions and drop your resume.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Details: We are a FinTech company focusing on the future of venture capital. We are recruiting for Computer Engineering, Computer Science and can sponsor international candidates!

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • CS Colloquium: Sanjiban Choudhury (Cornell University) - Interactive Imitation Learning: Planning Alongside Humans

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Sanjiban Choudhury, Cornell University

    Talk Title: Interactive Imitation Learning: Planning Alongside Humans

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Advances in machine learning have fueled progress towards deploying real-world robots from assembly lines to self-driving. However, if robots are to truly work alongside humans in the wild, they need to solve fundamental challenges that go beyond collecting large-scale datasets. Robots must continually improve and learn online to adapt to individual human preferences. How do we design robots that both understand and learn from natural human interactions?

    In this talk, I will dive into two core challenges. First, I will discuss learning from natural human interactions where we look at the recurring problem of feedback-driven covariate shift. We will tackle this problem from a unified framework of distribution matching. Second, I will discuss learning to predict human intent where we look at the chicken-or-egg problem of planning with learned forecasts. I will present a graph neural network approach that tractably reasons over latent intents of multiple actors in the scene. Finally, we will demonstrate how these methods come together to result in a self-driving product deployed at scale.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:

    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R-AyYtIjSlG4acgjxUOK9w

    After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Sanjiban Choudhury is a Research Scientist at Aurora Innovation and soon-to-be Assistant Professor at Cornell University. His research goal is to enable robots to work seamlessly alongside human partners in the wild. To this end, his work focuses on imitation learning, decision making and human-robot interaction. He obtained his Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University and was a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington. His research has received best paper awards at ICAPS 2019, finalist for IJRR 2018, and AHS 2014, and winner of the 2018 Howard Hughes award. He is a Siebel Scholar, class of 2013.


    Host: Stefanos Nikolaidis

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R-AyYtIjSlG4acgjxUOK9w

    Location: Online - Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R-AyYtIjSlG4acgjxUOK9w

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Airstrafe Interactive LLC (On Campus)

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Airstrafe Interactive LLC (On Campus)
    Meet recruiters during the Viterbi Career Expo. attend the Trojan Talk to learn about opportunities, ask questions and drop your resume.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Details: Airstrafe Interactive is a Los Angeles game studio that follows a very simple game design core value: maximize player expression as much as possible. We are developing our debut title, "Please Buy Something," a multiplayer online co-op shopkeeping action RPG that is pioneering and defining a new video game genre.

    Follow us on Twitter @airstrafeinter
    Follow us on Instagram @airstrafeinteractive

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Mork Family Department Spring Seminars - Prof. Zhenglu Li

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Prof. Zhenglu Li, University of California at Berkeley

    Talk Title: Mork Family Department Spring Seminars

    Host: Heather Alexander

    Location: Social Sciences Building (SOS) - B46

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Heather Alexander

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 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 Undergraduate Admission

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  • Career & Internship Expo: Career Fair

    Wed, Feb 09, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Receptions & Special Events


    Viterbi Career Connections is excited to announce the Spring 2022 Career & Internship Fair will be hosted on-campus! This recruitment event allows students the opportunity to have brief conversations with recruiters about full-time employment, internships, and co-ops. Join additional activities such as Trojan Talks and Meet & Greets February 7th-8th.
    The Viterbi Career & Internship Expo is free and open to all students in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Don't forget your resume!

    For more information about the Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Location: Epstein Family Plaza

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Feb 09, 2022 @ 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

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Center of Autonomy and AI, Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things, and Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar Series

    Wed, Feb 09, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Shahriar Nirjon, Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Talk Title: Intermittent Learning on Harvested Energy

    Series: Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things

    Abstract: Years of technological advancements have made it possible for small, portable, electronic devices of today to last for years on battery power, and last forever - when powered by harvesting energy from their surrounding environment. Unfortunately, the prolonged life of these ultra-low-power systems poses a fundamentally new problem. While the devices last for years, programs that run on them become obsolete when the nature of sensory input or the operating conditions change. The effect of continued execution of such an obsolete program can be catastrophic. For example, if a cardiac pacemaker fails to recognize an impending cardiac arrest because the patient has aged or their physiology has changed, these devices will cause more harm than any good. Hence, being able to react, adapt, and evolve is necessary for these systems to guarantee their accuracy and response time. We aimed at devising algorithms, tools, systems, and applications that will enable ultra-low-power, sensor-enabled, computing devices capable of executing complex machine learning algorithms while being powered solely by harvesting energy. Unlike common practices where a fixed classifier runs on a device, we take a fundamentally different approach where a classifier is constructed in a manner that it can adapt and evolve as the sensory input to the system, or the application-specific requirements, such as the time, energy, and memory constraints of the system, change during the extended lifetime of the system.


    Biography: Dr. Shahriar Nirjon is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC. He is interested in Embedded Intelligence -“ the general idea of which is to make resource constrained real-time and embedded sensing systems capable of learning, adapting, and evolving. Dr. Nirjon builds practical cyber-physical systems that involve embedded sensors and mobile devices, mobility and connectivity, and mobile data analytics. His work has applications in the area of remote health and wellness monitoring, and mobile health. Dr. Nirjon received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and has won a number of awards including four Best Paper Awards at Mobile Systems, Applications and Services (MOBISYS 2014), the Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS 2012), Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS '19), and Challenges in AI and Machine Learning for IoT (AIChallengeIoT '20). Dr. Nirjon is a recipient of NSF CAREER Award in 2021. Prior to UNC, Dr. Nirjon has worked as a Research Scientist in the Networking and Mobility Lab at the Hewlett-Packard Labs in Palo Alto, CA.

    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo and Bhaskar Krishnamachari

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zyIBh_1gQLmKpMJG0GyLxw

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zyIBh_1gQLmKpMJG0GyLxw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Feb 09, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

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    Speaker: Kristi Morgansen, University of Washington (AAE Chair)

    Talk Title: Integrated Sensing and Actuation for Robust Flight Systems

    Abstract: A fundamental element of effective operation of autonomous systems is the need for appropriate sensing and processing of measurements to enable desired system actions. Model-based methods provide a clear framework for careful proof of system capabilities but suffer from mathematical complexity and lack of scaling as probabilistic structure is incorporated. Conversely, learning methods provide viable results in probabilistic and stochastic structures, but they are not generally amenable to rigorous proof of performance. A key point about learning systems is that the results are based on use of a set of training data, and those results effectively lie in the convex hull of the training data. This presentation will focus on use of model-based nonlinear empirical observability criteria to assess and improving and bounding performance of learning pose (position and orientation) of rigid bodies from computer vision. A particular question to be addressed is what sensing data should be captured to best improve the existing training data. The particular tools to be leveraged here focus on the use of empirical observability gramian techniques being developed for nonlinear systems where sensing and actuation are coupled in such a way that the separation principle of linear methods does not hold. These ideas will be discussed relative to both engineering applications in the form of motion planning for range and bearing only navigation in autonomous vehicles, vortex position and strength estimation from pressure measurements on airfoils, and effective strain sensor placement on insect wings for inertial measurements.

    Biography: Kristi Morgansen received a BS and a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University, respectively in 1993 and 1994, an S.M. in Applied Mathematics in 1996 from Harvard University and a PhD in Engineering Sciences in 1999 from Harvard University. Until joining the University of Washington, she was first a postdoctoral scholar then a senior research fellow in Control and Dynamical Systems at the California Institute of Technology. She joined the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics in the summer of 2002 as an assistant professor and is currently Professor and Chair of the department. She is also co-Director of the UW Space Policy and Research Center (UW SPARC) and is the Director of the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium. She has received a number of awards, most recently Fellow of AIAA and member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

    Professor Morgansens research interests focus on nonlinear systems where sensing and actuation are integrated, stability in switched systems with delay, and incorporation of operational constraints such as communication delays in control of multi-vehicle systems. Applications include both traditional autonomous vehicle systems such as fixed-wing aircraft and underwater gliders as well as novel systems such as bio-inspired underwater propulsion, bio-inspired agile flight, human decision making, and neural engineering. The results of this work have been demonstrated in estimation and path planning in unmanned aerial vehicles with limited sensing, vorticity sensing and sensor placement on fixed wing aircraft, landing maneuvers in fruit flies, joint optimization of control and sensing in dynamical systems, and deconfliction and obstacle avoidance in autonomous systems and in biological systems including fish, insects, birds, and bats.

    Prof. Morgansens research focuses on guidance, navigation, control for autonomous underwater, surface, air and space systems. She is an advocate for project-based learning, inclusive engineering, multidisciplinary collaboration, and STEAM.

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93987337017?pwd=MWd2dXBSL1FaR1RPaHNscjJ1NW80UT09

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93987337017?pwd=MWd2dXBSL1FaR1RPaHNscjJ1NW80UT09

    Location: James H. Zumberge Hall Of Science (ZHS) - 252

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93987337017?pwd=MWd2dXBSL1FaR1RPaHNscjJ1NW80UT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • KPMG Life Sciences Core Operations Information Session (Virtual)

    Wed, Feb 09, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    KPMG's Life Sciences Core Operations practice focuses on delivering consulting projects for Life Sciences clients focused on process improvements or technology implementations in the Regulatory Affairs, Quality or Technical Operations function.

    Join to learn more - presentation will include an information session as well as the opportunity to have 1-on-1 chats with professionals from the practice.

    Eligible candidates will be pursuing Bachelors or Masters degrees in Engineering, Operations Analysis, Regulatory Affairs, Supply Chain, Business, or equivalent programs. Exposure to the pharmaceutical and/or medical device industry and experience with Regulatory Information Management (RIM) systems, Document Management systems, Pharmacovigilance systems and/or Quality Management Systems implementation using Computer Systems Validation (CSV), as well as experience in emerging technologies including Machine Learning, RPA, Data & Analytics is preferred.


    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu.

    Location: RSVP HERE: https://app.brazenconnect.com/events/Rl9kl?utm_medium=Website&utm_source=Handshake+Events

    WebCast Link: https://app.brazenconnect.com/events/Rl9kl?utm_medium=Website&utm_source=Handshake+Events

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • KPMG Life Sciences Core Operations Information Session (Virtual)

    Wed, Feb 09, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    KPMG's Life Sciences Core Operations practice focuses on delivering consulting projects for Life Sciences clients focused on process improvements or technology implementations in the Regulatory Affairs, Quality or Technical Operations function.
    Join to learn more-presentation will include an information session as well as the opportunity to have 1-on-1 chats with professionals from the practice.
    Eligible candidates will be pursuing Bachelors or Masters degree in Engineering, Operations Analysis, Regulatory Affairs, Supply Chain, Business, or equivalent program. Exposure to the pharmaceutical and/or medical device industry and experience with Regulatory Information Management (RIM) systems, Document Management systems, Pharmacovigilance systems and/or Quality Management Systems implementation using Computer Systems Validation (CSV), as well as experience in emerging technologies including Machine Learning, RPA, Data & Analytics is preferred.
    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual, RSVP HERE: https://app.brazenconnect.com/events/Rl9kl?utm_medium=Website&utm_source=Handsha

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • ECE-S Seminar - Domain Specialized Architectures and Systems for AI/ML

    Thu, Feb 10, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Divya Mahajan, Senior Researcher, Cloud Accelerated Systems & Technologies, Microsoft

    Talk Title: Domain Specialized Architectures and Systems for AI/ML

    Abstract: Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are beginning to revolutionize medicine, manufacturing, commerce, transportation, and other key aspects of our lives. However, such transformative effects are predicated on providing high-performance compute capabilities to enable these learning algorithms. Domain specific accelerators are an efficient and performant means to meet the compute requirements of these large-scale AI/ML. As the new age data-centers become heterogeneous with these emerging domain specific hardware, we must rethink both the architecture and the corresponding system stack.

    In this talk, I will provide an overview of my contributions to design, deploy, and utilize accelerators for a wide class of AI/ML applications. I will first discuss pioneering works TABLA and DaNA, which are comprehensive full-stack solutions for machine learning accelerators that integrate with data management systems. These solutions expose a high-level programming interface to programmers that have limited knowledge about hardware design, nevertheless, can benefit from performance and efficiency gains through acceleration. Then, I will describe FAE, a novel framework that leverages statistical properties of data to best utilize the heterogeneous compute and memory resources for recommender model training. Finally, I will conclude with my future research vision towards devising architectures and systems for sustainable massive-scale distributed AI/ML by exploring the challenges which arise from the cross-pollination of different components in the data processing pipeline.

    Biography: Divya Mahajan is a Senior Researcher in the Cloud Accelerated Systems & Technologies group at Microsoft. She leads the research, design, and deployment of communication primitives for massive-scale distributed deep learning. She obtained her PhD in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology. She obtained her Masters from The University of Texas Austin, Texas and Bachelors from Indian Institute of Technology Ropar. Her research interests lie in designing novel architectures and building robust systems to address the needs of new and emerging applications. She is passionate about continuing innovative research to have a broad impact on computing and society in general.

    Divya is the recipient of National Council for Women and Information Technology Collegiate Award, President of India Gold Medal at IIT, and has been a Finalist in the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowships. Her work has been recognized with the College of Computing Dissertation Award, HPCA Distinguished Paper Award, and has appeared in top architecture, database, systems, and machine learning venues like ISCA, MICRO, HPCA, ASPLOS, VLDB, NeurIPS and high impact journals like IEEE Micro.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/people/divyam/


    Host: Dr. Murali Annavaram, annavara@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96503892197?pwd=Nk13S1RZb25tMlN1QnUxRWZXN2lNZz09

    More Information: ECE Seminar-Mahajan-021022.pdf

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96503892197?pwd=Nk13S1RZb25tMlN1QnUxRWZXN2lNZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mayumi Thrasher

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  • Mork Family Department Spring Seminars - Prof. Kayla Nguyen

    Thu, Feb 10, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Prof. Kayla Nguyen, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    Talk Title: Mork Family Department Spring Seminars

    Host: TBA

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Greta Harrison

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  • BD Launching Your Career in the Med Tech Industry (Virtual, Series)

    Thu, Feb 10, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Come learn about BD's Technology Leadership Development Program (we're hiring!), one of the premier career-accelerating opportunities in the med-tech industry, along with insider interview & resume tips that will give you a leg up for your transition to industry.

    WHEN:
    Feb 10 @ 11 am

    RSVP: https://bd.yello.co/app/collect/event/Oc9ryNPDd925WaMaJMOVMg

    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • DEN@Viterbi: How to Apply Virtual Info Session

    Thu, Feb 10, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join USC Viterbi representatives for a step-by-step guide and tips for how to apply for formal admission into a Master's degree or Graduate Certificate program. The session is intended for individuals who wish to pursue a graduate degree program completely online via USC Viterbi's flexible online DEN@Viterbi delivery method.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to connect directly with USC Viterbi representatives and ask questions about the admission process throughout the session.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e149469c163407357011877d5f12042d7

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Ph.D. Thesis Proposal - Rajat Tandon

    Thu, Feb 10, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    Ph.D. Thesis Proposal - Rajat Tandon

    Thursday, February 10th, 2022: 12pm - 1pm

    Title: Protecting online services from sophisticated attacks

    Thesis Committee members: Dr. Jelena Mirkovic, Dr. Genevieve Bartlett, Dr. Emilio Ferrara, Dr. Ramesh Govindan, Dr. Chris Kyriakakis, Dr. Barath Raghavan


    Abstract: Online services are often targets of sophisticated attacks, which aim to overwhelm services or steal user data. In this work, we present solutions, which aim to protect services against sophisticated distributed denial-of-service attacks. These solutions can effectively handle attacks that: (1) involve sending requests which resemble legitimate ones, (2) involve exploiting vulnerabilities that exist in different online services, (3) take advantage of the changing trends in network traffic, and (4) often require online services to get help from their ISPs for mitigation, due to the high volumes of attack traffic.

    Zoom link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98623683240

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98623683240

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Feb 10, 2022 @ 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Ryan Kingsbury, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

    Talk Title: Accelerated discovery of precise ion separation materials

    Abstract: Climate change, water scarcity, and food security are among the greatest public health and environmental challenges of our time. Emerging electrochemical technologies have the potential to help address all three by offering clean, efficient means of producing clean energy, purifying nontraditional water supplies, or recovering valuable resources from waste. All such technologies incorporate engineered materials that promote the selective movement of charged species (ions) in aqueous solutions, and their technical and economic feasibility is often constrained by how well those materials perform. Thus, advancing the state of the art of ion separation materials, such as polymer ion exchange membranes, is crucial to the development of sustainable technologies across the water-energy nexus. However, we lack the molecular-level understanding of ion separations that we need to rationally design new materials with higher performance. This seminar will describe our current understanding of ion transport phenomena in polymer membranes, identify crucial knowledge gaps, and highlight opportunities to advance the state of the art by combining experiments and atomistic simulations. Insights from this research will accelerate development of materials with more precise ion selectivity, leading to powerful new technologies for addressing sustainability challenges.




    Biography: Dr. Ryan Kingsbury has been a postdoctoral researcher in the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since 2019. Prior to LBNL, he obtained a PhD in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was named a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and recognized with a Student Fellowship Award by the North American Membrane Society. Before graduate school he worked as a consulting engineer in the drinking water treatment field, earning a Professional Engineering license in 2013, and founded a startup company to develop a novel energy storage process. Ryan studies electrochemical technologies for clean water and clean energy production, with a particular focus on developing ion-selective materials.

    Host: Dr. Amy Childress

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91873923659 Mtg ID: 918 7392 3659 Pass: 975701

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91873923659 Mtg ID: 918 7392 3659 Pass: 975701

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes

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  • Cancelled - DEI Committee Meeting

    Thu, Feb 10, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


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

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Feb 10, 2022 @ 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 Undergraduate Admission

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  • Bloomberg BPuzzled Event (Virtual)

    Thu, Feb 10, 2022 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    Bloomberg BPuzzled Event (Virtual)
    Location - Zoom
    Event Date
    February 10, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

    Event Description:
    Take a break from classes and studying to join Bloomberg Engineering for a fun puzzle hunt! We'll work together to solve logic-style puzzles that are fast paced and challenging. The winners of this challenge will be eligible to partake in our BPuzzled finals!

    Zoom link provided to those who register. Register here: https://bloomberg.recsolu.com/app/collect/event/Kl6v_x8BmJrtscnl1D7DYg

    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participants responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Advanced Manufacturing Seminar

    Fri, Feb 11, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Vijay Srinivasan, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology

    Talk Title: Emergence of Biotechnology Platforms During COVID-19: A Lesson in Modern Biology

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the development and manufacturing of vaccines at an unprecedented rate. This has been enabled by the emergence of biotechnology platforms such as mRNA and Viral Vectors. In this seminar, I will outline the engineering aspects of such platforms and the modern biology behind their evolution.

    Biography: Dr. Vijay Srinivasan is a Senior Advisor in the Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland. He joined NIST in 2009, after 26 years at IBM Research during which he was also an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University, New York. Dr. Srinivasan has published widely and is a Fellow of ASME and AAAS.

    Host: Center for Advanced Manufacturing

    More Info: Registration link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ldAXMSAaT2iL638ngk5IZw

    Webcast: Registration link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ldAXMSAaT2iL638ngk5IZw

    WebCast Link: Registration link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ldAXMSAaT2iL638ngk5IZw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Repeating EventGrammar Tutorials

    Fri, Feb 11, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    INDIVIDUAL GRAMMAR TUTORING FOR VITERBI UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

    Meet one-on-one with Viterbi faculty, build your grammar skills, and take your writing to the next level!

    Viterbi faculty from the Engineering in Society Program (formerly the Engineering Writing Program) will help you identify and correct recurring grammatical errors in your academic writing, cover letters, resumes, articles, presentations, and dissertations.
    Bring your work, and let's work together to clarify your great ideas!

    Contact helenhch@usc.edu with questions.




    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate and Undergraduate Students

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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  • Phd Thesis Proposal - Chaoyang He

    Fri, Feb 11, 2022 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    Ph.D. Candidate: Chaoyang He

    Title: Towards End-to-end Federated Machine Learning at Scale: Algorithm, Systems, and Applications



    Committee members: Prof. Salman Avestimehr (Chair), Prof. Mahdi Soltanolkotabi, Prof. Murali Annavaram, Prof. Xiang Ren, Prof. Barath Raghavan

    Abstract: Federated learning (FL) is a machine learning paradigm that many clients (e.g. mobile/IoT devices or whole organizations) collaboratively train a model under the orchestration of a central server (e.g. service provider), while keeping the training data decentralized. It has shown huge potential in mitigating many of the systemic privacy risks, regulatory restrictions, and communication costs, resulting from traditional, centralized machine learning and data science approaches in healthcare, finance, smart city, autonomous driving, and the Internet of things. Though it's promising, landing FL into trustworthy data-centric AI infrastructure faces many realistic challenges from learning algorithms (e.g., data heterogeneity, label deficiency) and distributed systems (resource constraints, system heterogeneity, security, privacy, etc.), requiring interdisciplinary research in machine learning, distributed systems, and security/privacy. Driven by this goal, My Ph.D. research focuses on end-to-end FL research, from algorithms to systems to applications. In this thesis proposal, I will first summarize my publications from the perspective of FedML, a widely adopted open-source library I developed, and highlight how I enable scale FL at cross-device and cross-silo settings, as well as diverse applications in CV, NLP, and data mining. Second, I will also introduce my broader accomplishment, including visionary papers, open-source impacts, academia service, industrial collaboration, invited talks, and workshop organization. Finally, I will briefly introduce my ongoing works on secure aggregation and label deficiency and finalize my presentation with a clear future plan.

    Zoom Link: https://usc.zoom.us/my/usc.chaoyanghe

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/my/usc.chaoyanghe

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • ECE Seminar - Dealing with Data Deluge in the Edge Systems

    Mon, Feb 14, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Ramyad Hadidi, Machine Learning Researcher, SK hynix America

    Talk Title: Dealing with Data Deluge in the Edge Systems

    Abstract: Each day, a huge amount of data is generated. Edge systems--any computing agent but large-scale datacenter machines--not only fuel this data deluge but also play an increasingly vital role in processing them. Unlike conventional systems that are engineered with abundant resources, edge systems operate in real-world conditions facing several unknown design-space trade-offs with limited resources restricting their full-scale autonomy. This leads to isolated, time-consuming, and costly approaches to each challenge that result in ad-hoc edge systems but not the optimal one. To effectively maneuver the constraints and unique multi-dimensional design space of edge systems, my research develops novel machine learning techniques and exploits hardware-software synergy by setting roadmaps across the hardware-software stack for the next generation of edge systems.

    In my talk, first, with an example of quadcopter drones, I show how my research is a pioneer that reveals the unique multi-dimensional design space of edge systems and suggests optimal points within this space depending on the use case. By formulating the fundamental drone subsystems and introducing our open-source customizable drone, I explain how computations impact this design space. As an example of optimized computations, by exploring implementations of simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) on various hardware platforms (CPU, GPU, FPGA, and ASIC), I demonstrate which implementation is more reasonable for drones. The second part of my talk emphasizes the necessity of modern machine learning techniques, such as those utilizing heavy neural networks, in comprehending complex raw data in edge systems and acting upon the outcomes. I show how my research empowers edge devices to break their individual resource constraints by distributing the computation on collaborating peer devices and proposes edge-aware neural networks by exploring hardware-software co-designs, algorithmic modifications, and system-level optimizations. In the end, I propose my plans for effectively handling data in exotic frontiers of edge systems with unique constraints to stimulate thought-provoking applications for our future.

    Biography: Ramyad Hadidi is currently a machine learning researcher at SK hynix working at the intersection of hardware, software, and edge devices, focusing on the efficient execution of deep learning algorithms. Ramyad Hadidi received his Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2021 under the supervision of Professor Hyesoon Kim with his thesis titled "Deploying Deep Neural Networks in Edge with Distribution." Ramyad's research interests include but are not limited to computer architecture, robotics, edge computing, and machine learning. Besides his dissertation research, Ramyad has contributed to research on processing-in-memory, GPU systems, and hardware accelerators for sparse problems, believing a balance between depth and breadth leads to genuine research problems.

    Host: Dr. Peter Beerel, pabeerel@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93601839133?pwd=QW51RjRSVSsyZStDOVk2RUZ3Q0ZUdz09

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93601839133?pwd=QW51RjRSVSsyZStDOVk2RUZ3Q0ZUdz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mayumi Thrasher

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  • LinkedIn: How to Network Virtually Workshop (VIRTUAL)

    Mon, Feb 14, 2022 @ 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS EVENT WILL BE HOSTED VIRTUALLY

    This event is designed to help you learn how to network virtually on LinkedIn. You will learn how to draft an introductory message, how to find and research industry professionals, and how to convert your contacts into potential mentee/mentor relationships.

    To access the ZOOM link and for more information on this workshop, log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    For more information about workshops, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    In-Person attendance cancelled due to scheduled room upgrade

    Location: ZOOM

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Meta (Formally Facebook) Linux Coding Challenge

    Tue, Feb 15, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Want a chance to win an Oculus Quest 2?
    Come learn about Production Engineering (PE) and see if you have what it takes to be a PE!
    Production Engineers at Meta are a hybrid between software and systems engineers who are focused on the scalability and reliability of Meta's family of apps and services. Our PE Splash Page (https://fbpe.splashthat.com) dives into more detail about the role, the interview process, and has link to apply online.
    So do you think you have what it takes to be a Production Engineer at Meta? Meta's Production Engineering team has put together a Linux Coding Challenge that is meant to give you a taste of the types of problems Production Engineers solve daily.
    The challenge consists of four problems, and your solutions will be run against multiple data sets. For the event you will need to have access to a chrome browser and the internet. We will provide you with a development environment, which will support solutions written in C, C++, Golang, Java, Python, Ruby, or Rust.
    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: RSVP in Viterbi Career Gateway

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Chevron Technology Viterbi Trojan Talk (Virtual)

    Tue, Feb 15, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    We will share an overview of Chevron's Technology organization, how digital transformation is influencing the way we work at Chevron, and the positions we are recruiting for.
    Majors: Chemical Engineering , Computer Engineering, Computer Science , Data Science/Informatics, Electrical Engineering , Industrial and Systems Engineering , Mechanical Engineering , Petroleum Engineering, Systems Architecting & Engineering
    Degree Levels: Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral
    Sponsorship: No, my organization does not offer visa sponsorship

    Location: RSVP in Viterbi Career Gateway

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • LinkedIn: How to Network Virtually Workshop (VIRTUAL)

    Tue, Feb 15, 2022 @ 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS EVENT WILL BE HOSTED VIRTUALLY

    This event is designed to help you learn how to network virtually on LinkedIn. You will learn how to draft an introductory message, how to find and research industry professionals, and how to convert your contacts into potential mentee/mentor relationships.

    To access the ZOOM link and for more information on this workshop, log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    For more information about workshops, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    In-Person attendance cancelled due to scheduled room upgrade

    Location: ZOOM

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • ISE 651 Epstein Seminar

    Tue, Feb 15, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Edward H. Kaplan , Professor of Operations Research Yale School of Management

    Talk Title: COVID 19 Scratch Models to Support Local Decisions

    Host: Dr. Sze-chuan Suen

    More Information: February 15, 2022.pdf

    Location: online via zoom

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • CS Colloquium: Julian Togelius (NYU) - Generating content for fun, games, and intelligence

    Tue, Feb 15, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Julian Togelius, New York University

    Talk Title: Generating content for fun, games, and intelligence

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Designing and developing video games is hard work. Much of that work goes into designing the environments, levels, characters, items, and graphical assets that the player interacts with. For decades, some games have featured procedural content generation, where parts of the game was generated algorithmically as it was being played. Recently, we have seen an explosion of interest in this field, with many new techniques being applied to content generation problems. As video games are increasingly shaping culture and society, including visions of the so called "metaverse", these problems and their solutions are becoming increasingly important. But could procedural content generation also play a role outside of what we think of as games, in fields such as architecture, interior design, and robotics? And can we further the development of artificial general intelligence by generating new tasks and environments to optimally challenge our developing artificial intelligences? I will lay out some visions for this and show some recent approaches to generating game content, based on methods as diverse as evolutionary computation, reinforcement learning, self-supervised learning, and constraint solving.

    ***Prof. Julian Togelius will give his talk in person at SGM 124 and we will also host the talk over Zoom.***

    Register in advance for this webinar at:
    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ORwP_CgyTLqVQodYr9ny1w

    After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Julian Togelius is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, New York University, and a co-founder of modl.ai. He works on artificial intelligence for games and on games for artificial intelligence. His current main research directions involve procedural content generation in games, general video game playing, player modeling, and fair and relevant benchmarking of AI through game-based competitions. Additionally, he works on topics in evolutionary computation, quality-diversity algorithms, and reinforcement learning. From 2018 to 2021, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Games. Togelius holds a BA from Lund University, an MSc from the University of Sussex, and a PhD from the University of Essex. He has previously worked at IDSIA in Lugano and at the IT University of Copenhagen.


    Host: Stefanos Nikolaidis

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ORwP_CgyTLqVQodYr9ny1w

    Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 124

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ORwP_CgyTLqVQodYr9ny1w

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Feb 15, 2022 @ 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 Undergraduate Admission

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  • Mork Family Department Seminar - Yu-Tsun Shao

    Tue, Feb 15, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Yu-Tsun Shao, Cornell University

    Talk Title: Imaging of Topological Textures and Their Order Parameters

    Host: Professor A.Hodge

    Location: Social Sciences Building (SOS) - B46

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Heather Alexander

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  • Your STEM Journey for Different Age Groups

    Tue, Feb 15, 2022 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join us for our first Spring semester Viterbi Impact Program (VIP) Workshop tomorrow from 5:00-6:00 pm. Check out the EVA app for the Zoom Meeting Link. See you there! #viterbi #viterbiimpact

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • DEN@Viterbi - Online Graduate Engineering Virtual Information Session

    Tue, Feb 15, 2022 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join USC Viterbi School of Engineering for a virtual information session via WebEx, providing an introduction to DEN@Viterbi, our top ranked online delivery system. Discover the 40+ graduate engineering and computer science programs available entirely online.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to connect directly with USC Viterbi representatives during the session to discuss the admission process, program details and the benefits of online delivery.

    Register Today!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e276f10b5f54a11e5af8366023483d0bb

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Tesla Info Session: Supply Chain Internships (Virtual)

    Tue, Feb 15, 2022 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Register for our upcoming internship recruiting virtual events. RSVPs will be accepted until 48 hours before an event. Confirmations will be emailed within 24 hours of the events selected.
    Our recruitment team will update with new events each month. Expect to be notified when new events are released for registration.
    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: RSVP in Viterbi Career Gateway

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • ECE Seminar - Scalable and Trustworthy Learning for Distributed Intelligence

    Wed, Feb 16, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Tianyi Chen, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Talk Title: Scalable and Trustworthy Learning for Distributed Intelligence

    Abstract: The past decade has witnessed the revival of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in almost every branch of science and technology. The "fuel" to AI and ML is supplied by the surge of data and computing power. Today, data and computing power are distributed among wireless devices and companies that we term data owners. Due to the pressing need for data in AI/ML tasks and the increasing concerns on data privacy, a sizeable number of AI/ML tasks will be executed across networked data owners with the vision of distributed intelligence.

    In this talk, I will use federated learning (FL) as an example of distributed intelligence. I will highlight its key challenges when it interacts with wireless networks such as efficiency, privacy, security, and robustness. I will focus on two aspects of scalable and trustworthy FL - efficiency and privacy. From a unified view of information correlation among iterative FL updates, I will elaborate i) how we can leverage such correlation to improve the efficiency of FL; and ii) how such correlation may be leveraged by a malicious third party to risk data privacy. Our methods are simple to implement, and they come with rigorous performance guarantees. I will conclude this talk by highlighting a few directions that I will pursue towards distributed intelligence beyond FL.

    Biography: Tianyi Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where he is jointly supported by the RPI - IBM Artificial Intelligence Research Partnership. Dr. Chen received his B. Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Fudan University in 2014, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2019. During 2017-2018, he has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University, University of California, Los Angeles, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Chen's research focuses on theoretical and algorithmic foundations of optimization, machine learning, and statistical signal processing, with applications in networked computing systems such as wireless and IoT systems.

    Dr. Chen is the inaugural recipient of IEEE Signal Processing Society Best PhD Dissertation Award in 2020 and a recipient of NSF CAREER Award in 2021. He is also the co-author of several best paper awards such as the Best Student Paper Award at the NeurIPS Federated Learning Workshop in 2020 and at IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) in 2021.

    Host: Dr. Salman Avestimehr, avestime@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98177654001?pwd=R1h6bUJZUXcxZENZYWtVYmorRVNFQT09

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98177654001?pwd=R1h6bUJZUXcxZENZYWtVYmorRVNFQT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mayumi Thrasher

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  • Amazon Student Programs SDE Career Fair (Virtual)

    Wed, Feb 16, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Amazon Student Programs SDE Career Fair (Virtual)

    February 16, 202210:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

    Register here: https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/amazon-student-programs/e/nOV78

    For people who like to invent, there's no better place to explore opportunities than at Amazon!

    Amazon Student Programs is currently looking for interns and full-time software developers (SDEs) to come help build the future with us in 2022. Join us at the Amazon Student Programs SDE Career Fair to learn more.
    Can't wait to meet you! - Amazon Student Programs

    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participants' responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • CS Teaching Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Feb 16, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


    Faculty meeting for invited full-time Computer Science teaching faculty only. Event details emailed directly to attendees.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Cherie Carter

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  • MathWorks Virtual Company Trek (Virtual)

    Wed, Feb 16, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:45 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    MathWorks, makers of MATLAB and Simulink, invites you to connect virtually on Wednesday, February 16th at 3:00 pm EST.You will engage with MathWorks-community of engineers to learn more about full-time and intern opportunities in our Engineering Development Group (EDG), participate in an interactive workshop on how to prepare for technical interviews, and engage in a panel discussion with current EDG engineers.
    *Register using link below & we will send you link to join event
    https://events.beamery.com/mathworks/mathworks-virtual-company-trek-larger-universities-maexmmqyi
    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual - https://events.beamery.com/mathworks/mathworks-virtual-company-trek-larger-universities-m

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • MS Advanced Design & Construction Technology Information Session

    Wed, Feb 16, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    *UPDATE: Due to the parade, this event will be virtual only*
    Zoom: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97290388292

    Join Professor David Gerber in an information session about a new Master's program that uses data, technologies, integration, and sustainability to prepare leaders of the built environment. Application for fall still open! All engineering majors welcome.

    More Information: USC MS ADCT Info Session - Feb 16.png

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97290388292

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jessica Viterbi Admission & Student Engagement

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  • Virtual Industry Day

    Wed, Feb 16, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    The Viterbi Virtual Industry Day allows employers from different industries and locations to present on their organizations, meet engineering students, and network to fill their roles. This event is exclusively for Viterbi engineering students to meet and learn about employers in a virtual environment.

    Registration details coming soon.

    Location: Virtual (via Hopin)

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Center of Autonomy and AI, Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things, and Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar Series

    Wed, Feb 16, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Changliu Liu, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

    Talk Title: Safe Control and Learning for Effective Human-Robot Collaboration

    Series: Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things

    Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss our recent work on safe control and learning for effective human-robot collaboration. I will first introduce safe control methods using energy-function-based methods, then discuss how to combine them with learning controllers where an explicit analytical dynamic model of the system is usually not available (especially in human-robot systems). These safe control methods will enable safe reinforcement learning with zero training time violation. Then I will discuss about methods to robustly learn models to predict human behaviors. The key challenge we need to address is the distribution shift between the offline collected human behavioral data and the online measured human behaviors. To mitigate the distribution shift, we introduce two methods: online model adaptation, and offline verification-guided data augmentation. These methods have been applied to facilitate human-robot collaboration in industrial assembly tasks. I will conclude the talk with future visions on how to effectively deploy human-robot systems on factory floors.

    Biography: Dr. Changliu Liu is an assistant professor in the Robotics Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), where she leads the Intelligent Control Lab. Prior to joining CMU, Dr. Liu was a postdoc at Stanford Intelligent Systems Laboratory. She received her Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley and her bachelor's degrees in engineering and economics from Tsinghua University. Her research interests lie in the design and verification of intelligent systems with applications to manufacturing and transportation. She published the book "Designing robot behavior in human-robot interactions" with CRC Press in 2019. She received many best paper awards, Rising Star in EECS, NSF Career Award, Amazon Research Award, and Ford URP Award.

    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo and Somil Bansal

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zyIBh_1gQLmKpMJG0GyLxw

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zyIBh_1gQLmKpMJG0GyLxw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Feb 16, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Gustaaf Jacobs, San Diego State University

    Talk Title: Where do flows separate and how does that affect the optimal control location?

    Abstract: Flow separation can degrade performance in many engineering systems, through reduced lift, increased drag, and decreased efficiency. To alleviate the effects of flow separation on aerodynamic performance, active flow control has been considered since the inception of the field of aerodynamics. Open-loop flow control strategies based on various actuator technologies -” such as plasma actuators, fluidic oscillators, and synthetic jets -” have been shown to effectively alter separated flows, and in some cases to even yield complete reattachment. Most analyses start from the placement of an actuator at an intuitively optimal location near the separation point and/or near the Kutta condition. Optimal placement, however, requires a detailed understanding of non-linear flow separation and wake feedback that is often counterintuitive. In this talk, I will discuss recent developments in Lagrangian analysis of flow separation. This kinematic analysis promises the objective identification of separation lines as zero-mass flux "material"' lines whose footprint is analytically defined from first-principle. The separation profiles start with a subtle upwelling of Lagrangian fluid tracers upstream of the separation point. Using a data-driven technique (using DNS data) I will show that these upwelling locations may well point to optimal actuator locations that require minimal control effort.

    Biography: Professor Jacobs received a M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the Delft University of Technology in 1998, where after graduation, he was appointed to a Research Associate. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Following graduation in 2003, he was appointed Visiting Assistant Professor in the Division of Applied Mathematics at Brown University. He later combined this position with a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As of 2006 he was appointed Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering at San Diego State University and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010 and Full Professor in 2014. In 2001 he received the Provosts Award for Graduate Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2002, he was awarded a University Fellowship at the University of Illinois. He received an AFOSR Young Investigator Award in 2009. He became an Associate Fellow of AIAA in 2013. The research interests of Professor Jacobs can broadly be defined in the area of computational multiphase, and multiscale flow physics modeling and simulation using high-order methods. Emphasis is on simulation and analysis of particle-laden flows and flow separation in complex geometries, to aid flow control relating to combustion optimization and drag reduction.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93987337017?pwd=MWd2dXBSL1FaR1RPaHNscjJ1NW80UT09

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93987337017?pwd=MWd2dXBSL1FaR1RPaHNscjJ1NW80UT09

    Location: James H. Zumberge Hall Of Science (ZHS) - 252

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93987337017?pwd=MWd2dXBSL1FaR1RPaHNscjJ1NW80UT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership Trojan Talk

    Thu, Feb 17, 2022 @ 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    RSVP at: https://bit.ly/3uj0tTC

    The AANHPI Roundtable Series provides an opportunity for students and young professionals to learn from public service leaders in our community in an intimate and conversational setting for one hour. Each roundtable features public service leaders from one organization and accommodates 25-30 attendees. These events will be held on a virtual platform. Registration is FREE for all attendees.

    This session will feature the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency with Patrick Yuen, PhD. Patrick Yuen received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Master's and, Doctoral degrees from the University of Arizona. His major is electrical engineering with technical focus on image processing and remote sensing. After graduation he worked for several commercial satellite imagery companies. He has now been working at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) for five years as an imagery scientist and a course manager at the NGA College. His other previous roles at NGA included acting as the co-lead of the outreach working group in the Asian Pacific American Council (APAC). He is now also an NGA ambassador to assist recruiters in outreach programs. RSVP today here!

    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • The AANHPI Roundtable Series (Virtual)

    Thu, Feb 17, 2022 @ 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    The AANHPI Roundtable Series (Virtual) provides an opportunity for students and young professionals to learn from public service leaders in our community in an intimate and conversational setting for one hour. Each roundtable features public service leaders from one organization and accommodates 25-30 attendees. These events will be held on a virtual platform. Registration is FREE for all attendees.
    This session will feature the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency with Patrick Yuen, PhD. Patrick Yuen received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Master's and Doctoral degrees from the University of Arizona. His major is electrical engineering with technical focus on image processing and remote sensing. After graduation he worked for several commercial satellite imagery companies. He has now been working at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) for five years as an imagery scientist and a course manager at the NGA College. His other previous roles at NGA included acting as the co-lead of the outreach working group in the Asian Pacific American Council (APAC). He is now also an NGA ambassador to assist recruiters in outreach programs. RSVP today here: https://bit.ly/3uj0tTC

    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual, RSVP at: https://bit.ly/3uj0tTC

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • ECE Seminar - Human-centered machine intelligence: From robust signal analytics to trustworthy human-technology partnership

    Thu, Feb 17, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Theodora Chaspari, Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Engineering Department, Texas A&M University

    Talk Title: Human-centered machine intelligence: From robust signal analytics to trustworthy human-technology partnership

    Abstract: Recent converging advances in sensing and computing allow the ambulatory long-term tracking of individuals yielding a rich set of real-life multimodal bio-behavioral signals, such as speech, physiology, and facial expressions. While such measurements coupled with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms have been heralded as promising solutions to addressing pressing societal challenges, public and expert determination of whether this integration is a good prospect is widely debated. At the same time, interactions between humans and AI are increasingly moving away from simple diagnosis of human outcomes to collaborative relationships, in which humans work side-by-side with AI systems for carrying out a set of common goals. This talk will describe new signal analytics and ML algorithms for trustworthy human-centered machine intelligence focusing on four main pillars of trustworthiness, namely robustness, privacy preservation, explainability, and fairness. We will first present our work on personalized ML models of human outcomes, generalizable learning of human states via the formulation of weakly supervised learning algorithms, and context-aware signal representations for reliably modeling interpersonal interaction. Following that, we will discuss a privacy-preserving mood recognition framework through user anonymization and examine factors of socio-demographic bias in signals and ML systems that may perpetuate social disparities in human-centered analytics. Finally, we will present our recent work on human-AI collaboration that examines how human stakeholders (e.g., clinicians) interact with AI/ML along dimensions of trust formation, maintenance, and repair. We will demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approaches through examples in mental health, public health, workforce training and re-skilling, and team science.

    Biography: Theodora Chaspari is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science & Engineering Department at Texas A&M University. She has received her Bachelor of Science (2010) in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and her Master of Science (2012) and Ph.D. (2017) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. Between 2010 and 2017 she worked as a Research Assistant at the Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory at USC. She has also been a Lab Associate Intern at Disney Research (2015). Theodora's research interests lie in the areas of signal processing, machine learning, data science, and affective computing. She is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2021), TAMU Montague Teaching Award (2021), USC Women in Science and Engineering Merit Fellowship (2015), and USC Annenberg Graduate Fellowship (2010). Papers co-authored with her students have been nominated and won awards at the ASC 2021, ACM BuildSys 2019, IEEE ACII 2019, ASCE i3CE 2019, and IEEE BSN 2018 conferences. She is serving as an Editor of the Elsevier Computer Speech & Language, and in various conference organization committees (ACM ICMI 2023/2020/2018, ACM IUI 2021, ACM KDD 2022, IEEE ACII 2022/2021/2019/2017, IEEE BSN 2018). She has further developed and taught several graduate and undergraduate courses in signal analytics and ML. Her work is supported by federal and private funding sources, including the NSF, NIH, NASA, IARPA, AFRL, AFOSR, General Motors, Keck Foundation, and the Engineering Information Foundation.

    Host: Dr. Justin Haldar, jhaldar@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91654081503?pwd=aTFTN293KzFMTWFIUlQ4MkJHOFQxdz09

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91654081503?pwd=aTFTN293KzFMTWFIUlQ4MkJHOFQxdz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mayumi Thrasher

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  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Feb 17, 2022 @ 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Kandis Leslie Abdul-Aziz , Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Riverside

    Talk Title: Creating Value from Waste and Pollution: Sustainable chemical processes to promote a circular economy

    Abstract: A circular economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on society-wide benefits beyond the current take-make-waste industrial model. It entails an economic outlook that goes beyond the consumption of finite resources and develops strategies for utilizing waste. This presentation presents two strategies for the utilization of waste. The project will discuss the advent of a circular agriculture economy and how one of the top waste agriculture crops in the U.S., corn stover, can be engineered into valuable products. The first part of the presentation will discuss our efforts to convert corn stover into a source for sugar fatty acid ester pesticides to control the population of Asian citrus psyllid. Asian citrus psyllid poses a risk to citrus crops, and there are limited organic pesticide choices for growers and farmers. Sugar fatty acid ester pesticides are renewable and environmentally benign alternatives. The second part of the presentation will demonstrate the influence of hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) or slow pyrolysis (SP) process conditions on the physicochemical properties of precursor biochars and activated carbon (AC). The AC is achieved through a direct or two-step method with subsequent chemical activation using KOH. A theory is developed on the biochar propensity to be chemically activated based on the composition of the lignocellulosic structure. The activated carbon was utilized for wastewater treatment applications. The presentation will conclude with a discussion on a circular economy and the role of engineers.




    Biography: Dr. Kandis Leslie Abdul-Aziz is an Assistant Professor in the Chemical and Environmental Engineering department at the University of California, Riverside. She joined the University in 2018 after receiving her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining UC Riverside, she was a Provost postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, where she developed procedures for synthesizing heterogeneous catalysts using atomic layer deposition. She has also worked previously as a Forensic scientist for the Philadelphia police department and as a Refinery chemist at Sunoco Chemicals in Philadelphia after receiving a B.S. in Chemistry from Temple University. Her research group develops sustainable catalytic processes using an interdisciplinary toolset from materials and chemical engineering and physical chemistry for sustainable applications. She was awarded a 2022 National Science Foundation Career Award and is a Scialog Negative Emissions Fellow.

    Host: Dr. Amy Childress

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91873923659 Meeting ID: 918 7392 3659 Passcode: 975701

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91873923659 Meeting ID: 918 7392 3659 Passcode: 975701

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes

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  • AME Special Seminar

    Thu, Feb 17, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Neda Maghsoodi, California Institute of Technology

    Talk Title: Nonlinear Dynamics of Soft Filaments: From Biology to Engineering

    Abstract: Filaments of soft materials such as rubber and biopolymers can easily undergo large complex deformations under external stimuli. Soft filaments offer exciting applications in engineering, life science, and medicine since their nonlinear conformational changes can be harnessed for robust functional mechanisms. Understanding the dynamics of soft filaments is fundamental to advancing future engineering and medical applications. In this talk, I present analytical models for two fascinating soft filaments that function in the nonlinear regime; 1) protein filaments forming the contractile injection machinery of the virus bacteriophage T4, and 2) photoactivated liquid crystal elastomeric (LCEs) filaments proposed for future soft robotics. I present dynamic models for both filaments based on continuum rod theory to predict their dynamical nonlinear behaviors. For context, bacteriophage T4 is an intriguing nano-scale injection machine that infects the bacterium E. coli (its host) by rupturing the cell membrane and then injecting its genome into the host cell. The injection process is initiated when the injection machine, composed of protein filaments, undergoes a nonlinear conformational change to drive the T4 needle into the host. Photomechanical LCEs are engineered, light-sensitive polymers that undergo large reversible deformations under illumination. For these systems, I show how phage T4 exploits large deformations of the protein filaments for efficient DNA injection, and how one can harness nonlinear deformations of LCE filament to generate periodic motions under steady illumination. These findings have significant implications for designing future biomedical devices and bio-inspired soft robotics.



    Biography: Neda Maghsoodi is a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech). Neda received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2019 and her M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering in 2017 from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, she earned her B.Sc. and M.Sc. both in Mechanical Engineering from Iran. Her research lies at the interface of applied mechanics, materials science, and biology and develops novel theoretical models to elucidate nonlinear dynamics of soft filaments at a broad range of time- and length-scales. In her academic career, Neda was named a Rising Star in Mechanical Engineering by UC-Berkeley (2020), received the Best Paper award in the ASME International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems, and received the Best B.Sc. Thesis award of the year from the Iranian Society of Acoustics and Vibration. The novelty and significance of her Ph.D. research have been featured in Biophysical Journal as the New and Notable Article and in several news outlets.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95277955610

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95277955610

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95277955610

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Interview Success Workshop (HYBRID)

    Thu, Feb 17, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS EVENT WILL BE HOSTED HYBRID: IN-PERSON & ONLINE SIMULTANEOUSLY

    Increase your preparedness for interviews by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners.

    To access the ZOOM link and for more information on this workshop, log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    For more information about workshops, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    For In-Person: Attendance is limited to room capacity


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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Mork Family Department Seminar - Malik Wagih

    Thu, Feb 17, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Malik Wagih , Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Talk Title: Grain Boundary Segregation for Alloy Design: From Atoms to Polycrystals

    Host: Professor A.Hodge

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) - 147

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Heather Alexander

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  • Grand Challenges Scholars Program 2.0 with Dean Yortsos

    Thu, Feb 17, 2022 @ 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dean Yannis Yortsos , Dean Yannis Yortsos

    Talk Title: Grand Challenges Scholars Program 2.0 with Dean Yortsos

    Abstract: Come join us at our upcoming event, the Grand Challenges Scholars Program 2.0 with Dean Yortsos on Thursday, February 17th, 2022 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in RTH 105 and Zoom. Dean Yortsos presents on his vision for the new/updated GCSP and its required mindsets.


    Host: Grand Challenges Scholars Program

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 105

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • LA Sanitation Webinar

    Fri, Feb 18, 2022 @ 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    We're hosting a webinar on Friday, February 18 from 9am to 12pm PST (Virtual) via Zoom where you can learn about some of our other environmental-focused jobs within the clean water and watershed protection fields.

    Environmental Compliance Inspector
    Clean Water Collection Worker
    Laboratory Technician
    Water Reclamation Plant Operator
    Environmental Specialist
    Salary, benefits, hiring process, and career advancement
    We invite you to join us at no charge, but space is limited. Please register today: REGISTER FOR THE JOBS WEBINAR

    ENVIRONMENTAL-FOCUSED JOBS - ACTIVELY RECRUITING ENGINEERS
    FOR THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES Project Green Leadership (PGL), our campus recruitment team, is once again accepting applications to schedule interviews for over 30 available Environmental Engineering Associate positions with LA Sanitation & Environment! It's full-time work starting this spring or summer.

    Apply today on Viterbi Career Gateway: Environmental Engineering Associate Job Posting (ID: 253809)
    Applications are due by 2/28/22 and interviews will be held virtually on 3/15/22.

    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual, RSVP on Viterbi Career Gateway

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • ECE Seminar

    Fri, Feb 18, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Yingyan (Celine) Lin, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University

    Talk Title: Towards Network-Accelerator Co-Search for Promoting Ubiquitous on-Device Intelligence and Green AI

    Abstract: Deep learning (DL)-powered intelligence embedded into numerous daily-life devices promises to transform the quality of human life. Despite this great promise, there is a vast and increasing gap between the prohibitive complexity of powerful DL algorithms and the constrained resources in daily-life devices. While DL accelerators have the potential to close the aforementioned immense gap and push forward green AI, their power has yet to be unleashed due to the following fundamental challenges: (1) fast DL algorithm advances vs. slow DL accelerator development, and (2) the promise of algorithm and accelerator co-search vs. the Lack of such co-search. Therefore, it is imperative to develop innovative techniques that can expedite the development of optimal DL accelerators and unlock the promise of co-searching for optimal DL algorithms and accelerators for maximizing their achievable hardware efficiency.

    In this talk, I will present our recently developed techniques towards DL network-accelerator co-search, serving as a timely holistic effort toward addressing the aforementioned challenges. Specifically, I will start by introducing our techniques for designing hardware-aware DL algorithms (i.e., top-down efforts) and algorithm-award DL accelerators (i.e., bottom-up efforts), which helps us to gain important insights for understanding their design space and optimization. Then, I will share our first-of-their-kind techniques that are among the very first generic efforts to enable simultaneous searching for optimal DL algorithms and accelerators (i.e., bridging efforts) to maximize both task accuracy and hardware efficiency. Finally, I will conclude my talk with exciting (1) applications of our co-search framework and (2) pointers to future directions.

    Biography: Yingyan (Celine) Lin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University. She leads the Efficient and Intelligent Computing (EIC) Lab at Rice, which focuses on developing efficient machine learning techniques towards green AI and ubiquitous machine learning powered intelligence. She received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017.

    Prof. Lin is a NSF CAREER Award, IBM Faculty Award, and Facebook Research Award recipient. She was selected as a Rising Star in EECS by the 2017 Academic Career Workshop for Women at Stanford University. She received a Best Student Paper Award at the 2016 IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Systems (SiPS 2016), and the 2016 Robert T. Chien Memorial Award for Excellence in Research at UIUC. Prof. Lin is currently the lead PI on multiple multi-university projects (e.g., RTML and 3DML) and her group has been funded by NSF, NIH, DARPA, ONR, Qualcomm, Intel, IBM, and Facebook.

    Host: Dr. Murali Annavaram, annavara@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95976355759?pwd=cTkwMlpoVFRuOEkxQ2JHNy9MYzJ4dz09

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95976355759?pwd=cTkwMlpoVFRuOEkxQ2JHNy9MYzJ4dz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mayumi Thrasher

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  • CommonSpirit Health Event Series (Virtual)

    Fri, Feb 18, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    We would like to share an exciting opportunity for your Masters of Cyber Security, Legal Studies, Healthcare Compliance, or Privacy students. CommonSpirit Health is excited to sponsor a 12-week Corporate Responsibility summer internship, fostering training in an integrated health system. We would like to invite your students to apply for the 2022 Corporate Responsibility Summer Internship at CommonSpirit Health. The goal is for our interns to acquire marketable technical and leadership skills within Corporate Responsibility, develop a comprehensive understanding of a large integrated healthcare system, and foster organizational relationships to guide professional growth.
    CommonSpirit Health will be hosting 2 Corporate Responsibility Interns remotely this summer. We invite all interested candidates to join us for a virtual information session this winter:
    Friday, February 18th at 11am PT. Register HERE.
    https://commonspirit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tcOmtrjkoE9SNkBL4mK-87-6QpLfSfq0q
    Applications are available on our CommonSpirit Health Careers Portal here. All application materials will be due by March 14th.
    https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/careers-commonspirit.icims.com/jobs/221843/corporate-responsibility-graduate-intern/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=2537&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-480&jun1offset=-420__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!5o8U2danY-mqqEHzD14ilYlKTxBhzfmfWcPk8Ho3A_xkqHjOF0Y_cUrg2QPuy5Q$

    CommonSpirit Health was established in 2019, when two of the largest health systems in the United States, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health joined forces. Today, CommonSpirit Health is the largest nonprofit mission driven health system in the country and has a presence of 142 hospitals across 21 states. Our vision is a healthier future for all-inspired by faith, driven by innovation, and powered by our humanity. Our organization is founded upon the values of compassion, inclusion, integrity, excellence and collaboration.

    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual, RSVP on Viterbi Career Gateway

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Interview Success Workshop (ON-CAMPUS)

    Fri, Feb 18, 2022 @ 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS EVENT WILL BE IN-PERSON, ON-CAMPUS

    Increase your preparedness for interviews by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners.

    For more information about workshops, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    Attendance is limited to room capacity

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • ECE Seminar: Next-Generation Wireless Networks for Billions of IoT Devices

    Tue, Feb 22, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Ali Abedi, Research Lecturer, Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

    Talk Title: Next-Generation Wireless Networks for Billions of IoT Devices

    Abstract: It is estimated that the total number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices will grow to 80 billion devices in a few years. Unfortunately, existing wireless networks cannot satisfy the diverse requirements of IoT applications in terms of power consumption, data rate, and privacy. Some IoT devices, such as contact sensors used in intrusion detection systems, transmit only a few bytes of data occasionally, while other devices such as virtual reality headsets require a continuous stream of data with a high data rate. Moreover, many IoT devices run on a battery; therefore, they have very strict power consumption requirements. The battery in many IoT devices has to be changed every few months, which is time consuming and costly. Furthermore, old batteries have adverse environmental effects, if not disposed of properly. In addition to these problems, bringing many IoT devices to our smart homes and offices creates many privacy concerns. How can users be confident that their privacy is not violated in smart environments?

    In this talk, I present the design of next generation wireless networks that satisfy the diverse requirements of IoT applications. To enable low-power wireless networking for IoT applications that require low data rates, I present a system that enables a battery-free IoT device to transmit its data to nearby WiFi devices. Next, I describe the design of a low-power and low-cost millimeter wave network for IoT devices that require up to 100 Mbps of bandwidth. Finally, I discuss privacy issues caused by wireless signals transmitted by many IoT devices in a smart environment.

    Biography: Ali Abedi is currently a research lecturer at the University of Waterloo. His research interests are in the areas of wireless networks and mobile systems with a special focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart environments. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Waterloo. His work has been published in top systems and networking venues such as SIGCOMM, MobiCom, and HotNets. He was awarded the gold medal in the Student Research Competition (SRC) competition at Mobicom 2018. His research projects have been featured in ACM GetMobile, ACM Tech News, and Science Daily. He has received multiple grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). His research has resulted in multiple patents, and has attracted interests from companies such as Google, Qualcomm, and ecobee.

    Host: Dr. Konstantinos Psounis, kpsounis@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96468306783?pwd=cmJGWE91d1M0VDM1aGhaaXJNdDFPZz09

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96468306783?pwd=cmJGWE91d1M0VDM1aGhaaXJNdDFPZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mayumi Thrasher

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  • ECE Seminar: Solving the Cloud Efficiency Crisis with Fast and Accessible Scheduling

    Tue, Feb 22, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Kostis Kaffes, Electrical Engineering Department, Stanford University

    Talk Title: Solving the Cloud Efficiency Crisis with Fast and Accessible Scheduling

    Abstract: Operating systems (OS) specialization is necessary as the one-size-fits-all approach of fundamental OS operations such as scheduling is incompatible with today's diverse application landscape. Such specialization can improve application performance and cloud platform efficiency by an order of magnitude or more. Towards this goal, I will first discuss Shinjuku, a specialized OS that supports an order of magnitude higher load and lower tail latency than state-of-the-art systems by enabling better scheduling. Shinjuku leverages hardware support for virtualization to preempt as often as every 5 microseconds and disproves the conventional wisdom that interrupts are incompatible with microsecond timescales. Then, I will present Syrup, a framework that enables everyday application developers to specify custom scheduling policies easily and safely deploy them across different layers of the stack over existing operating systems like Linux, bringing the benefits of specialized scheduling to everyone. For example, Syrup allowed us to implement policies that previously required specialized dataplanes in less than 20 lines of code and improve the performance of an in-memory database by 8x without needing any application modification.

    Biography: Kostis Kaffes is a final-year Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, advised by Christos Kozyrakis. He is broadly interested in computer systems, cloud computing, and scheduling. His thesis focuses on end-host, rack-scale, and cluster-scale scheduling for microsecond-scale tail latency with the goal of improving efficiency in the cloud. Recently, he has been looking for ways to make it easier to implement and deploy custom scheduling policies across different layers of the stack. Kostis's research has been supported by a Facebook Research Award and various scholarships and fellowships from Stanford, A.G. Leventis Foundation, and Gerondelis Foundation. Prior to Stanford, he received his undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece.

    Host: Dr. Murali Annavaram, annavara@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96988520485?pwd=aHRIY1BBWW5PVEtCeDlWSnAwUUxsUT09

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96988520485?pwd=aHRIY1BBWW5PVEtCeDlWSnAwUUxsUT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mayumi Thrasher

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  • Interview Success Workshop (ON-CAMPUS)

    Tue, Feb 22, 2022 @ 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS EVENT WILL BE HOSTED IN-PERSON, ON-CAMPUS

    Increase your preparedness for interviews by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners.

    For more information about workshops, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    Attendance is limited to room capacity

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • CS Colloquium: Siddharth Srivastava (Arizona State University) - Principles and Algorithms for Data-Efficient Assistive Sequential Decision Making

    Tue, Feb 22, 2022 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Siddharth Srivastava, Arizona State University

    Talk Title: Principles and Algorithms for Data-Efficient Assistive Sequential Decision Making

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Can we balance efficiency and reliability while designing assistive AI systems? What would such AI systems need to provide? In this talk I will present some of our recent work addressing these questions. In particular, I will show that a few fundamental principles of abstraction are surprisingly effective in designing efficient and reliable AI systems that can plan and act over multiple timesteps. Our results show that abstraction mechanisms are invaluable not only in improving the efficiency of sequential decision making, but also in developing AI systems that can explain their own behavior to non-experts, and in computing user-interpretable assessments of the limits and capabilities of Black-Box AI systems. I will also present some of our work on learning the requisite abstractions in a bottom-up fashion. Throughout the talk I will highlight the theoretical guarantees that our methods provide along with results from empirical evaluations featuring decision-support/digital AI systems and physical robots.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.

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    Host: Sven Koenig

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99395482251

    Location: Online - Zoom

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99395482251

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • BD Launching Your Career in the Med Tech Industry (Virtual, Series)

    Tue, Feb 22, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Come learn about BD's Technology Leadership Development Program (we're hiring!), one of the premier career-accelerating opportunities in the med-tech industry, along with insider interview & resume tips that will give you a leg up for your transition to industry.

    WHEN: Feb 22 @ 2 pm

    RSVP: https://bd.yello.co/app/collect/event/Oc9ryNPDd925WaMaJMOVMg

    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Kick-Off Carnival

    Tue, Feb 22, 2022 @ 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    The kickoff carnival is back to Engineers Week on Tuesday, February 22nd from 3pm to 5 pm on the E-Quad main lawn with Viterbi clubs hosting booths, where you can win prizes, like USC plushies! Free boba will also be given out. Stop by for fun prizes and to hang out with Viterbi organizations!

    Location: Epstein Family Engineering Plaza

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • ISE 651 Epstein Seminar

    Tue, Feb 22, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. M. Ravi Shankar, Professor, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

    Talk Title: Molecular Patterning Directs Morphing and Motility in Liquid Crystalline Polymers

    Host: Prof. Yong Chen

    More Information: February 22, 2022.pdf

    Location: Online/Zoom

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • CS Distinguished Lecture: Hod Lipson (Columbia University) - Automating discovery: From cognitive robotics to particle physics

    Tue, Feb 22, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Hod Lipson, Columbia University

    Talk Title: Automating discovery: From cognitive robotics to particle physics

    Series: Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series

    Abstract: Can machines discover scientific laws automatically? Despite the prevalence of big data, the process of distilling data into scientific laws has resisted automation. Particularly challenging are situations with small amounts of data that is difficult or expensive to collect. This talk will outline a series of recent research projects, starting with self-reflecting robotic systems, and ending with machines that can formulate hypotheses, design experiments, and interpret the results, to discover new scientific laws. We will see examples from psychology to cosmology, from classical physics to modern physics, from big science to small science.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:
    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kYlG0b5QS3OShAvhHwF1hg

    After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Hod Lipson is a professor of Engineering at Columbia University in New York, and a co-author of the award winning book "Fabricated: The New World of 3D printing", and "Driverless: Intelligent cars and the road ahead". His work on self-aware and self-replicating robots challenges conventional views of robotics, and his TED talk on self-aware machines is one of the most viewed presentations on AI. Lipson directs the Creative Machines Lab, which pioneers new ways to make machines that create, and machines that are creative. For more information visit http://hodlipson.com


    Host: Stefanos Nikolaidis

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kYlG0b5QS3OShAvhHwF1hg

    Location: Online - Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kYlG0b5QS3OShAvhHwF1hg

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • Mork Family Department Seminar - Jonathan Paras

    Tue, Feb 22, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Jonathan Paras, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Talk Title: Quantifying Electronic Contributions to Phase Transitions

    Host: Prof. Andrea Hodge

    Location: SOS B46

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Heather Alexander

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  • ECE Seminar: Human/System Co-design to Protect Data Privacy

    Wed, Feb 23, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Haojian Jin, PhD Candidate, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

    Talk Title: Human/System Co-design to Protect Data Privacy

    Abstract: Privacy is changing how we build computing systems. Recent regulations, such as General Data Protection Regulation, California Consumer Privacy Act, Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, require developers to offer greater privacy protections. However, developers struggle to turn these high-level privacy principles into low-level code implementation.

    The primary cause of this difficulty is that privacy is a multi-stakeholder issue: developers want to achieve more functionality and productivity; users want more control with lower effort; regulators wish to audit systems with limited resources and do not want to stifle innovation; finally, system deployments need to remain proprietary and efficient.

    In this talk, I will present two systems to illustrate that these Human/System requirements can jointly inform system design up-front and not be afterthoughts. I will describe (1) applying human/system co-design for data minimization, a foundational privacy principle in modern privacy regulation, and (2) how user and other stakeholder experience is transformed in co-designed systems. I will conclude with plans to create a virtuous cycle ecosystem where building trustworthy systems is rewarded, and developers compete to guarantee greater user protection, not less.

    Biography: Haojian Jin is a final-year Ph.D. candidate in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Jason Hong and Swarun Kumar. His research lies at the intersection of human-computer interaction, privacy, and mobile systems. His work has been recognized with a UbiComp Gaetano Borriello Outstanding Student Award, Research Highlights at Communications of the ACM and GetMobile, and best paper awards at Ubicomp and ACM Computing Reviews. See more at: http://haojianj.in/.

    Host: Dr. Bhaskar Krishnamachari, bkrishna@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92527250101?pwd=dlQ1YzV1enJTYnRaQmFBbFpnZS9ZQT09

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92527250101?pwd=dlQ1YzV1enJTYnRaQmFBbFpnZS9ZQT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mayumi Thrasher

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  • CANstruction

    Wed, Feb 23, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Engineers Week is hosting a canned food drive called CANstruction on February 23rd from 10 am to 4pm at the RTH Lobby, where we'll be accepting canned goods to donate to LA Food Bank and Trojan Shelter @trojanshelter. Donate a can to get Viterbi swag and more!

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Feb 23, 2022 @ 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

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Networking: Building & Maintaining Professional Connections Workshop (ON-CAMPUS)

    Wed, Feb 23, 2022 @ 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS EVENT WILL BE HOSTED IN-PERSON, ON-CAMPUS

    Increase your career and internship knowledge on networking by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff.

    For more information about workshops, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    Attendance is limited to room capacity

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Center of Autonomy and AI, Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things, and Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar Series

    Wed, Feb 23, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Gaurav Gupta, Amazon Web Services (AWS) AI lab

    Talk Title: Operator Learning for Partial Differential Equations

    Series: Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things

    Abstract: The partial differential equations (PDEs) model several real-world setups of Physics, Engineering, biology, Epidemiology. The solution can be formulated as an operator map problem. We show that learning the operator kernels can be efficiently performed by exploiting the fundamental properties. We will discuss a novel multiwavelets-based neural operator approach to achieve a compressed representation and show applications on several benchmarks PDE datasets. Next, we also discuss a class of PDEs called 'Initial Value Problems,' which has applications in predictions and forecasting. We develop a compact non-linear neural operator which maps initial conditions to activities at a later time. The proposed approach yields data efficiency which is necessary to deal with scarce real-world datasets, and as a case study we formulate and solve urgent real-world problems like Epidemic forecasting (e.g., COVID19).

    Biography: Gaurav Gupta is currently a researcher (Applied Scientist) at Amazon Web Services (AWS) AI labs. He completed his PhD from USC Viterbi. His research interests span the domain of time-series modeling, learning partial differential equations, information theory for machine learning, fractional dynamical models, complex networks, brain EEG signals modeling. He is working on inter-disciplinary mathematical and applied problems on forecasting, PDEs, and has publications in top venues like Neurips, ICLR, Nature, IEEE Control Society, ACM cyber-physical society.


    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo, nuzzo@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zyIBh_1gQLmKpMJG0GyLxw

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zyIBh_1gQLmKpMJG0GyLxw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Feb 23, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: James Hanna, UN Reno

    Talk Title: Exterior algebra and the proportional selective modification of dynamical systems, from rotors to nonlinear lattices

    Abstract: This is the story of a seemingly trivial problem, born of quarantine, that surprised me by turning into something more interesting. I will introduce a new technique for adding dissipation or otherwise modifying dynamical systems to selectively change any number of conserved quantities, while only reducing the total number of conserved quantities by one. I will first present a naive approach to a simple example, a textbook problem of a specially damped rotor often used to explain the failure of the Explorer 1 satellite. Then (in joint work with M. Aureli), we generalize the approach to any number of dimensions and conserved quantities. The resulting dynamics drives the modified system to a nontrivial state of the original system.

    Biography: Hanna is Associate Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, which he joined in 2019 as a refugee fleeing the great purge of unapologetic mechanicians from Virginia Tech. A lapsed materials scientist, he spent several years impersonating a postdoctoral physicist at UMass Amherst, and currently performs mechanics without a license. He is interested in applications of geometry to theoretical and experimental classical mechanics, and is currently thinking about shell buckling, cable snapping, pseudomomentum and material symmetry, new formulations of elasticity, and a few other things.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93987337017?pwd=MWd2dXBSL1FaR1RPaHNscjJ1NW80UT09

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93987337017?pwd=MWd2dXBSL1FaR1RPaHNscjJ1NW80UT09

    Location: James H. Zumberge Hall Of Science (ZHS) - 252

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93987337017?pwd=MWd2dXBSL1FaR1RPaHNscjJ1NW80UT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • A Study Break w/ Tesla: Weekly Series

    Wed, Feb 23, 2022 @ 06:00 PM - 06:45 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    A Study Break w/ Tesla is a series of professional workshops presented by the Hardware + Cell Engineering Internship Recruiting Team that will be offered on Wednesday evenings from February through April, 6:00 pm -6:45 pm.

    Each event will offer a 25-minute presentation on a specific topic, followed by a 20-minute opportunity for participants to ask questions and network with the Tesla team.

    Event: Accelerating in the Technical Interview | February 23 - RSVP in Gateway

    This session will provide insight and tips on the interview process, from general networking conversations through the technical interview.

    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Essentials of Edge Computing - Introduction to Computing on the Edge (Virtual)

    Thu, Feb 24, 2022 @ 01:30 AM - 03:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    At NXP, we know computing at the edge of a network is a fundamentally simple concept but it requires a broad range of capabilities to achieve optimal security, energy efficiency, connectivity and machine learning intelligence. Essentials of Edge Computing was created by some of our team to share knowledge and insights to help drive forward the enormous potential of edge computing in the next era of the IoT. Whether you are creating edge products or SoCs, this book is for you.
    In this session you will hear directly from leaders of the Edge Processing and Automotive sectors of NXP. They will be taking you into a deep dive of the concepts and knowledge of computing on the edge. To better explain these concepts, they will be utilizing the newly created, "Essentials of Edge Computing," E-book and you yourselves will have the opportunity to download the E-book and become more knowledgeable in these topics.
    Link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_Mzk1NWM4ZmItNzEyYy00ZDJmLWE5MjktZDE1ZTIxNzJjODlk%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22686ea1d3-bc2b-4c6f-a92c-d99c5c301635%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22ddb471cd-6be2-413d-bae1-159b7db8691f%22%7d
    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Viterbi Career Connections Office. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual. RSVP Link in the event description.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Google - Hash Code 2022 (Virtual)

    Thu, Feb 24, 2022 @ 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Want to solve a Google engineering challenge? Hash Code, Google's team programming competition, is back!
    Here's what you need to know:
    The Qualification Round will take place on Thursday, February 24. Past problems have included optimizing traffic signals and scheduling over 25,000 Google software engineers efficiently.
    You compete with a team. You need to form a team of 2 to 4 people to compete in Hash Code. If you don't have a team, don't worry! You can register now and find teammates later using our Facebook group.
    Top teams will advance to the World Finals. Top teams from the Qualification Round will be invited to compete in the virtual #HashCode 2022 World Finals for a chance to win cash prizes and the title of Hash Code 2022 Champion.
    Compete alongside a Hub. Hubs are participant-organized groups of Hash Code teams that are affiliated with a university or organization. Check out our map of approved Hubs. If you don't see your university, apply to host a Hub!
    Are you up for the challenge? Register today at this link: https://codingcompetitions.withgoogle.com/hashcode?utm_medium=email&utm_source=gamma&utm_campaign=reg_promo&SRC=Online/TOPs/HC
    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Viterbi Career Connections Office. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual. RSVP Link in the event description.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • ECE-S Seminar: Faster, smarter, and greener systems for data-center scale AI

    Thu, Feb 24, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Udit Gupta, PhD Candidate, Harvard University

    Talk Title: Faster, smarter, and greener systems for data-center scale AI

    Abstract: The modern Internet is driven by AI-centric services that determine how we interact with technology and society on a daily basis. The exponential rise in AI is largely fueled by the design, development, and deployment of domain-specific software and hardware that have yielded orders of magnitude improvements for deep learning. Despite these efforts, this talk focuses on an important, yet under-studied area: systems for deep learning-based personalized recommendation. Personalized recommendations form the backbone of our interaction with the Internet including search, e-commerce, streaming, and social media. Systems play a crucial role in enabling accurate, efficient, and sustainable recommendation engines.

    In this talk I show how modern deep learning-based personalized recommendation engines not only consume the majority of AI training and inference cycles in production data centers, but also introduce unique system design challenges to efficient execution. To tackle these challenges, I design solutions across the software and hardware stack to optimize inference efficiency by jointly considering application-level characteristics, unique neural network model architectures, data-center scale implications, and the underlying hardware. Given the rapidly growing infrastructure demands posed by AI and recommendation engines, my work highlights that systems must go beyond performance, power, and energy efficiency to consider environmental footprint as a first order design target to enable sustainable computing. Finally, I chart paths to designing future systems that enable emerging AI-driven applications by balancing performance, efficiency, sustainability, and privacy.

    Biography: Udit Gupta is a PhD student at Harvard University and visiting research scientist at Facebook AI Research. His research interests focus on enabling next-generation responsible AI platforms by designing novel computer systems and hardware. His recent work focuses on the optimization of data center-scale deep learning-based personalized recommendation engines (HPCA 2020, ISCA 2020, MICRO 2021, ASPLOS 2021) and enabling sustainable computing by considering the environmental impact of end-to-end hardware life cycles (HPCA 2021, MLSys 2022). Udit's work has been evaluated at-scale in production data centers and incorporated into standardized benchmarks and infrastructure used by the research community. His research has been recognized as an IEEE MICRO Top Picks honorable mention in 2020 and received an IEEE MICRO Top Picks award in 2021, as well as nominated for best paper at PACT 2019 and DAC 2018. In addition to research, Udit is passionate about building interdisciplinary communities. He has co-founded the PeRSonAl (personalized recommendation systems and algorithms) workshop and CLEAR (computing landscapes with environmental accountability and responsibility) workshops co-located at systems and machine learning conferences like ASPLOS, ISCA, and MLSys. He is also the co-chair of the Computer Architecture Student Association.

    Host: Dr. Murali Annavaram, annavara@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96028058998?pwd=cFFFSm1rdjFBcjdiMURMOWpxMi9tUT09

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96028058998?pwd=cFFFSm1rdjFBcjdiMURMOWpxMi9tUT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mayumi Thrasher

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  • Baum Family Maker Space Open House

    Thu, Feb 24, 2022 @ 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    University Calendar


    This event will provide an opportunity for students to visit the nearly 10,000-square-foot Maker Space which is currently open to all USC Viterbi undergraduates and provides support across all engineering departments, including senior capstone design projects, and design teams.

    Location: Ground floor of the Science and Engineering Library

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • DEI Committee Meeting

    Thu, Feb 24, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


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

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Mork Family Department Seminar - Rohan Mishra

    Thu, Feb 24, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Prof. Rohan Mishra, Washington University

    Talk Title: Developing real materials for energy applications using a combination of theory and microscopy

    Host: Professor A.Hodge

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) - 147

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Heather Alexander

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  • Networking: Building & Maintaining Professional Connections Workshop (VIRTUAL)

    Thu, Feb 24, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS EVENT WILL BE HOSTED VIRTUALLY

    Increase your career and internship knowledge on networking by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff.

    To access the ZOOM link and for more information on this workshop, log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    For more information about workshops, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    In-person attendance has been cancelled due to room A/V technical issues

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • A Brief History of the Future with Deloitte’s Novel and Exponential Technologies (NExT) Team (Virtual)

    Thu, Feb 24, 2022 @ 05:00 PM - 07:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Aristotle, Steve Jobs and Spider Man walk into a room-What happens NExT?
    Here, at Deloitte, our multi-disciplinarian NExT team explores emerging technologies and the associated impacts to our world. The NExT team researches a diverse set of subjects, such as the metaverse, web 3.0, artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, and sustainable technologies. Join us for an hour of sensing and storytelling, as we share our team's research and discuss how various technologies will impact our lives in the years to come.
    RSVP for NExT event via this link: https://deloitteus.avature.net/su/b5043731545fcd6b
    -Logistics: this event is broken into 2 parts:
    -Presentation (1.5 hour)
    -Networking Session (1 hour)
    -Zoom Link will be provided to students who RSVP before 12pm PT on Feb 24th
    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Viterbi Career Connections Office. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual. RSVP Link in the event description.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Game Night

    Thu, Feb 24, 2022 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Come out to Engineers Week Game Night where we'll be playing bingo for prizes from 6pm - 7pm at the E-Quad! Stop by and mingle with your Viterbi peers over some friendly competition.

    Location: Epstein Family Engineering Plaza

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Repeating EventGrammar Tutorials

    Fri, Feb 25, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    INDIVIDUAL GRAMMAR TUTORING FOR VITERBI UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

    Meet one-on-one with Viterbi faculty, build your grammar skills, and take your writing to the next level!

    Viterbi faculty from the Engineering in Society Program (formerly the Engineering Writing Program) will help you identify and correct recurring grammatical errors in your academic writing, cover letters, resumes, articles, presentations, and dissertations.
    Bring your work, and let's work together to clarify your great ideas!

    Contact helenhch@usc.edu with questions.




    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate and Undergraduate Students

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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  • Career Development Workshop

    Fri, Feb 25, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Career development workshop taking place on Feb 25th 2-4pm in GFS 106 (USC Campus) Lunch provided!

    Watch these testimonials from last semesters students!
    https://youtu.be/z6oCQhw44Vc

    Confused about where you want your career to be? Is your mind overwhelmed with too many to-do's, Interested in learning tips and methodologies that you can apply to both your professional and personal life to find success? Join Professor Gregg Ibbotson's Career and Development workshop to cultivate these skills and gain clarity in your life! Open to any student at USC!

    Sign up today at the webcast link below!

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

    WebCast Link: https://forms.gle/FZMLkM2ZH8T3fF8j8

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Gregg Ibbotson

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  • Love, Viterbi

    Fri, Feb 25, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    As our final event for Engineers Week 2022, on February 24th from 11 am to 4 pm, we'll be out in the E-Quad giving out flowers and very limited USC beanies to students who write a thank you note to individuals in Viterbi, organizations in Viterbi, or anyone you appreciate! Stop by also for a chance to meet the Tommy Trojan mascot and take pictures with friends

    Location: Epstein Family Engineering Plaza

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • CILQ Internal Seminar

    Fri, Feb 25, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Alan Willner, Professor, USC

    Talk Title: Optical Communications: Innovations and Applications Abound

    Abstract: Optical communications has enjoyed tremendous impact over the past 50 years. Relatively soon after the concrete proposal of optical fiber communications was reported and the low-loss fiber was demonstrated, fiber-based communications dramatically impacted the way society transfers information. However, there are other key areas beyond fiber-based communications that were also envisioned ~50 years ago but are only recently emerging. Such emergence is due to enhanced capacity needs and critical innovations, including advances in photonic integrated circuits (PICs). This talk will highlight various examples of the innovations and emerging applications of optical communications, including:
    1. Free-space optical communications: As opposed to RF, optical links have high directionality and large bandwidth. There is great excitement in the recent emergence of deployed free-space optical links, be they through air or outer-space. Moreover, due to the extremely high losses of RF, even underwater links in the blue-green are gaining significant interest. Also to be discussed is capacity enhancement using multiplexing of multiple orbital-angular-momentum beams.
    2. Non-conventional wavelengths: Fiber systems are overwhelmingly in the near-IR, whereas free-space links can take advantage of a much wider frequency range, from THz to visible. Such systems may utilize: (a) native high-speed components, and/or (b) wavelength-band conversion of near-IR channels to other frequencies.
    3. Optical signal processing (OSP): OSP has long held the promise of high-speed operation and the avoidance of inefficient optical-electrical-optical conversion. Although OSP deployment has been limited, advances in PICs, power efficiency and multi-wavelength operation may soon enable the emergence of OSP for high-performance functions.


    Host: CILQ

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92417517950?pwd=WUkycy90cndVQko5R3RhQ1U3STBDdz09

    Location: via zoom

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92417517950?pwd=WUkycy90cndVQko5R3RhQ1U3STBDdz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corine Wong

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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Liyu Chen

    Fri, Feb 25, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    Time: 2:00-3:00pm Feb 25, Friday

    Committee: Haipeng Luo (chair), Rahul Jain, David Kempe, Ashutosh Nayyar, Vatsal Sharan.

    Title: Online Goal-Oriented Reinforcement Learning

    Abstract: Reinforcement Learning (RL) studies how an agent learns to behave optimally in an unknown environment. It has been a popular topic in both industries and academia since AlphaGo demonstrated its great potential. However, there is still a large gap between theory and practice of RL due to the strong assumptions made in theoretical RL. My research focuses on online learning in a goal-oriented Markov Decision Process model named Stochastic Shortest Path (SSP), where the learner's objective is to reach a goal state with the smallest possible cost. Many real applications can be modeled by SSP such as games, car navigation, and robotic manipulations. To understand the SSP model better, we first focus on establishing minimax regret bounds in various settings. Specifically, for SSP with stochastic costs, we develop a simple minimax optimal algorithm concurrent to other works; for SSP with adversarial costs, we develop efficient minimax optimal algorithms with known transition, and near-optimal algorithms with unknown transition. Next, we focus on developing practical learning algorithms for SSP from different perspectives. Specifically, we develop the first model-free algorithm, the first set of policy optimization algorithms, and improved algorithms with linear function approximation.

    For future work, I plan to study SSP for more general settings and develop more practical algorithms. For example, I plan to study the non-stationary SSP where both the transition and cost functions are changing, and SSP under general function approximation. I also plan to develop parameter-free SSP algorithms under different settings.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97003272644

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • ECE Seminar: Certifiable Outlier-Robust Geometric Perception: Robots that See through the Clutter with Confidence

    Mon, Feb 28, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Heng Yang, Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

    Talk Title: Certifiable Outlier-Robust Geometric Perception: Robots that See through the Clutter with Confidence

    Abstract: Geometric perception is the task of estimating geometric models (e.g., object pose and 3D structure) from sensor measurements and priors (e.g., point clouds and neural network detections). Geometric perception is a fundamental building block for robotics applications ranging from intelligent transportation to space autonomy. The ubiquitous existence of outliers -measurements that tell no or little information about the models to be estimated- makes it theoretically intractable to perform estimation with guaranteed optimality. Despite this theoretical intractability, safety-critical robotics applications still demand trustworthiness and performance guarantees on perception algorithms. In this talk, I present certifiable outlier-robust geometric perception, a new paradigm to design tractable algorithms that enjoy rigorous performance guarantees, i.e., they return an optimal estimate with a certificate of optimality for a majority of problem instances, but declare failure and provide a measure of suboptimality for worst-case instances. Particularly, I present two general-purpose algorithms in the certifiable perception toolbox: (i) an estimator that uses graph theory to prune gross outliers and leverages graduated non-convexity to compute the optimal model estimate with high probability of success, and (ii) a certifier that employs sparse semidefinite programming (SDP) relaxation and a novel SDP solver to endow the estimator with an optimality certificate or escape local minima otherwise. The estimator is fast and robust against up to 99% random outliers in practical perception applications, and the certifier can compute high-accuracy optimality certificates for large-scale problems beyond the reach of existing SDP solvers. I showcase certifiable outlier-robust perception on robotics applications such as scan matching, satellite pose estimation, and vehicle pose and shape estimation. I conclude by remarking three opportunities arising from certifiable perception: to speedup online global optimization by offline learning from data; to enable safe learning-based perception by bridging certifiable estimation with deep representation learning; and to couple and unify perception with action towards trustworthy autonomy.

    Biography: Heng Yang is a final-year Ph.D. candidate in the Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), working with Prof. Luca Carlone. He holds a B.S. degree from Tsinghua University and an S.M. degree from MIT, both in Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include large-scale convex optimization, semidefinite relaxation, robust estimation, and machine learning, applied to robotics and trustworthy autonomy. His work includes developing certifiable outlier-robust machine perception algorithms, large-scale semidefinite programming solvers, and self-supervised geometric perception frameworks. Heng Yang is a recipient of the Best Paper Award in Robot Vision at the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), a Best Paper Award Honorable Mention from the 2020 IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), and a Best Paper Award Finalist at the 2021 Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) conference. He is a Class of 2021 RSS Pioneer.

    Host: Dr. Keith Chugg, chugg@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91553052387?pwd=V0NqTFNJMlBNZkxWVnVIQmYrVWtVQT09

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91553052387?pwd=V0NqTFNJMlBNZkxWVnVIQmYrVWtVQT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mayumi Thrasher

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  • iRobot: Permission to Fail Panel

    Mon, Feb 28, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    The panel is an open and honest discussion of the STEM journey. Engineers will share their own path, including the failures, imposter syndrome and other obstacles in their way. They offer their own tips and tricks for academic and mental health.
    There will be a Watch Party in Ronald Tutor Hall (RTH) 526 from 5:00-6:00p.m. followed by an open discussion from 6:00-6:15p.m. or you can attend via Zoom with the following Meeting ID: 945 4779 3476 and Password: 787411.
    To RSVP, please complete the following form by Monday, February 28th, 2022. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8_7QingoidOj5mhkPWlzlNujbJxR7IgMR0tb-GI4cRfLoMw/viewform

    We hope to see you there!

    More Information: PermissionToFailFlyer2022-USC.pdf

    Location: 526

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Discovering Your Potential: A Conversation with Discovery's Former Tech Interns (Virtual) Monday, February 28, 2022

    Mon, Feb 28, 2022 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join us to hear from Discovery DTC's Campus Ambassadors about their experiences as interns, why they are returning to Discovery, the types of
    projects you could be working on, ask questions, and more!
    As the pure technology arm of Discovery Inc., we work at the intersection of technology, entertainment, and everyday utility, continuously leveraging technology to create immersive viewing and interactive experiences for millions of fans around the globe.
    Link: https://discovery.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pabXqkHEREyiP9irhc2IEg
    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Viterbi Career Connections Office. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual. Link in the event description.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • PhD Defense - Shao-Hua Sun

    Mon, Feb 28, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    PhD Candidate: Shao-Hua Sun

    Time: 2/28 (Mon) 3:30pm PST

    Venue: Online (zoom link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/2133002395)

    Committee members: Prof. Joseph J. Lim (Chair), Prof. Gaurav Sukhatme, Prof. Stefanos Nikolaidis, Prof. Quan Nguyen (AME dept)


    Title: Program-Guided Framework for Interpreting and Acquiring Complex Skills with Learning Robots


    Abstract: Recent development in artificial intelligence and machine learning has remarkably advanced machines' ability to understand images and videos, comprehend natural languages and speech, and outperform human experts in complex games. However, building intelligent robots that can physically interact with their surroundings as well as learn to operate in unstructured environments, manipulate unknown objects, and acquire novel skills - to free humans from tedious or dangerous manual work- remains challenging. The focus of my research is to develop a robot learning framework that enables robots to acquire long-horizon and complex skills with hierarchical structures, such as furniture assembly and cooking. Specifically, I aim to devise a robot learning framework which is: (1) interpretable: by decoupling interpreting skill specifications (e.g. demonstrations, reward functions) and executing skills, (2) programmatic: by generalizing from simple instances to complex instances without additional learning, (3) hierarchical: by operating on a proper level of abstraction that enables human users to interpret high-level plans of robots allows for composing primitive skills to solve long-horizon tasks, and (4) modular: by being equipped with modules specialized in different functions (e.g. perception, action) which collaborate, allowing for better generalization. This dissertation discusses a series of research projects toward building such an interpretable, programmatic, hierarchical, and modular robot learning framework.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/2133002395

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • iRobot: Permission to Fail Panel

    Mon, Feb 28, 2022 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    The panel is an open and honest discussion of the STEM journey. Engineers will share their own path, including the failures, imposter syndrome and other obstacles in their way. They offer their own tips and tricks for academic and mental health.
    There will be a Watch Party in Ronald Tutor Hall (RTH) 526 from 5:00-6:00p.m. followed by an open discussion from 6:00-6:15p.m. or you can attend via Zoom with the following Meeting ID: 945 4779 3476 and Password: 787411.
    To RSVP, please complete the following form by Monday, February 28th, 2022. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8_7QingoidOj5mhkPWlzlNujbJxR7IgMR0tb-GI4cRfLoMw/viewform

    We hope to see you there!

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • ACM - Rubber Ducky Debugging

    Mon, Feb 28, 2022 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Workshops & Infosessions


    What is rubber duck debugging? Good question! Rubber duck debugging is a method to find bugs in your code where you explain your code aloud - to someone else, or to a rubber duck. Sometimes, talking through your code in words can help you find your mistakes.

    Come learn a little more about rubber duck debugging with ACM! We will have a short presentation to give you a quick overview. Then, this event will be a crafty one where you can decorate your very own rubber duck to take home and debug with. We will have colorful ducks and a variety of paint, fabric, and glitter!

    This is a great opportunity for you to hang out with other ACM members at one of the first in-person events of the semester!

    Location: SLH 100
    RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-tjqWcyoVgHVtwd2TIs4u9-qZBCq8-c8utGVjRS9utZ0kxA/viewform?usp=sf_link

    Location: 100

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Association for Computing Machinery

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  • Rubber Ducky Debugging

    Mon, Feb 28, 2022 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    What's rubber duck debugging? Good question! Rubber duck debugging is a method to find bugs in your code where you explain your code aloud - to someone else, or to a rubber duck. Sometimes, talking through your code in words can help you find your mistakes.

    Come learn a little more about rubber duck debugging with ACM! We will have a short presentation to give you a quick overview. Then, this event will be a crafty one where you can decorate your very own rubber duck to take home and debug with. We will have colorful ducks and a variety of paint, fabric, and glitter!

    This is a great opportunity for you to hang out with other ACM members at one of the first in-person events of the semester!

    RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-tjqWcyoVgHVtwd2TIs4u9-qZBCq8-c8utGVjRS9utZ0kxA/viewform?usp=sf_link

    Location: John Stauffer Science Lecture Hall (SLH) - 100

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: ACM

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