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  • Repeating EventAircraft Accident Investigation AAI 24-3

    Fri, Mar 01, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    The course is designed for individuals who have limited investigation experience. All aspects of the investigation process are addressed, starting with preparation for the investigation through writing the final report. It covers National Transportation Safety Board and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) procedures. Investigative techniques are examined with an emphasis on fixed-wing investigation. Data collection, wreckage reconstruction, and cause analysis are discussed in the classroom and applied in the lab. The USC Aircraft Accident Investigation lab serves as the location for practical exercises. Thirteen aircraft wreckages form the basis of these investigative exercises. The crash laboratory gives the student an opportunity to learn the observation and documentation skills required of accident investigators. The wreckage is examined and reviewed with investigators who have extensive actual real-world investigation experience. Examination techniques and methods are demonstrated along with participative group discussions of actual wreckage examination, reviews of witness interview information, and investigation group personal dynamics discussions.

    Location: WESTMINSTER AVENUE BUILDING (WAB) - Unit E

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AAAI3

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  • Repeating EventEiS Communications Hub Drop-In Hours

    Fri, Mar 01, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Viterbi Ph.D. students are invited to stop by the EiS Communications Hub for one-on-one instruction for their academic and professional communications tasks. All instruction is provided by Viterbi faculty at the Engineering in Society Program.

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

    Audiences: Viterbi Ph.D. Students

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    Contact: Helen Choi

    Event Link: https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home?authuser=0

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  • Repeating EventEiS Communications Hub Drop-In Hours

    Fri, Mar 01, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Engineering in Society Program

    Student Activity


    Drop-in hours for writing and speaking support for Viterbi Ph.D. students

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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

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  • Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Fri, Mar 01, 2024 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Michelle Khine- Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education UC Irvine

    Talk Title: Soft Electronics for Ubiquitous Physiological Monitoring

    Abstract: While great advances in medicine has been made in the past century, the overall infrastructure of the healthcare system has not progressed. Patients are still expected to travel to a centralized location for discrete, reactionary based care where the healthcare provider only has a brief window to assess the patient’s health. Unless the symptoms are overt at the time of examination, the subjective evaluation relies heavily on the self-reporting of symptoms from the patient. This often results in delayed or improper diagnoses. In contrast, we know that physiological signals precede clinical deterioration. We have developed a suite of soft, low-cost, unobtrusive, Band-Aid © like physiological sensors to continuously monitor patients cardiovascular and pulmonary functions. We seek to continuously quantify subtle physiological changes to predict – and eventually prevent -- the onset of acute clinical events.

    Biography: Michelle Khine, Ph.D. is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education at UC Irvine. She was the founding Director of Faculty Innovation at the Samueli School of Engineering and founding Director of BioENGINE (BioEngineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship) at UC Irvine. Prior to joining UC Irvine, she was an Assistant & Founding Professor at UC Merced. Michelle received her BS and MS from UC Berkeley in Mechanical Engineering and her PhD in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley and UCSF. She is the Scientific Founder of 6 start-up companies. Michelle was the recipient of the TR35 Award and named one of Forbes 10 Revolutionaries’ and by Fast Company Magazine as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business. She was awarded the NIH New Innovator s Award and was named by Marie Claire magazine as Women on Top: Top Scientist. Michelle is a Fellow of AIMBE (American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering) and a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
     
     

    Host: Maral Mousavi

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 100 B

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Carla Stanard

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  • Semiconductors & Microelectronics Seminar - Yiyang Li, Friday, March 1st at 2pm in EEB 248

    Fri, Mar 01, 2024 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Yiyang Li, University of Michigan

    Talk Title: How to Store Information Indefinitely using Ions

    Series: Semiconductors & Microelectronics Technology

    Abstract: Ion-based memory devices including resistive memory and electrochemical memory present promising opportunities for embedded nonvolatile memory, in-memory computing, and neuromorphic computing. Such devices switch resistance states through the electrochemical migration of oxygen vacancies in transition metal oxides. In this talk, we present our recent research on the materials thermodynamics principles that govern ion motion in oxygen-based resistive memory. Using a combination of device measurements, materials characterization, and multiscale physical modeling, we find that oxygen vacancies do not obey Fick's First Law of diffusion as conventionally believed, but instead undergo composition phase separation, which enables diffusion against the concentration gradient. This phase separation is critical to the ability of resistive memory to retain information for long, and potentially indefinite, periods of time. Finally, we utilize this understanding of phase separation in transition metal oxides to engineer exceptionally long retention times in three-terminal electrochemical memory.

    Biography: Yiyang Li is an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan, where he conducts research on ionic memory and energy storage. Trained as an electrochemist, he received his PhD at Stanford University in 2016, and was appointed a Harry Truman Fellow at Sandia National Labs. Yiyang received the Intel Rising Star Faculty Award in 2022.

    Host: J Yang, H Wang, C Zhou, S Cronin, W Wu

    More Information: Yiyang Li_2024-03-01.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski

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  • Repeating EventAircraft Accident Investigation AAI 24-3

    Mon, Mar 04, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    The course is designed for individuals who have limited investigation experience. All aspects of the investigation process are addressed, starting with preparation for the investigation through writing the final report. It covers National Transportation Safety Board and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) procedures. Investigative techniques are examined with an emphasis on fixed-wing investigation. Data collection, wreckage reconstruction, and cause analysis are discussed in the classroom and applied in the lab. The USC Aircraft Accident Investigation lab serves as the location for practical exercises. Thirteen aircraft wreckages form the basis of these investigative exercises. The crash laboratory gives the student an opportunity to learn the observation and documentation skills required of accident investigators. The wreckage is examined and reviewed with investigators who have extensive actual real-world investigation experience. Examination techniques and methods are demonstrated along with participative group discussions of actual wreckage examination, reviews of witness interview information, and investigation group personal dynamics discussions.

    Location: WESTMINSTER AVENUE BUILDING (WAB) - Unit E

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AAAI3

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  • Repeating EventEiS Communications Hub Drop-In Hours

    Mon, Mar 04, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Viterbi Ph.D. students are invited to stop by the EiS Communications Hub for one-on-one instruction for their academic and professional communications tasks. All instruction is provided by Viterbi faculty at the Engineering in Society Program.

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

    Audiences: Viterbi Ph.D. Students

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    Contact: Helen Choi

    Event Link: https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home?authuser=0

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  • Repeating EventEiS Communications Hub Drop-In Hours

    Mon, Mar 04, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Engineering in Society Program

    Student Activity


    Drop-in hours for writing and speaking support for Viterbi Ph.D. students

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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

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  • CS Colloquium: Emily Tseng (Cornell University) - Digital Safety and Security for Survivors of Technology-Mediated Harms

    Mon, Mar 04, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Emily Tseng, Cornell University

    Talk Title: Digital Safety and Security for Survivors of Technology-Mediated Harms

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Platforms, devices, and algorithms are increasingly weaponized to control and harass the most vulnerable among us. Some of these harms occur at the individual and interpersonal level: for example, abusers in intimate partner violence (IPV) use smartphones and social media to surveil and stalk their victims. Others are more subtle, at the level of social structure: for example, in organizations, workplace technologies can inadvertently scaffold exploitative labor practices. This talk will discuss my research (1) investigating these harms via online measurement studies, (2) building interventions to directly assist survivors with their security and privacy; and (3) instrumenting these interventions as observatories, to enable scientific research into new types of harms as attackers and technologies evolve. I will close by sharing my vision for centering inclusion and equity in digital safety, security and privacy, towards brighter technological futures for us all.
     
    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Emily Tseng is a PhD candidate in Information Science at Cornell University. Her research develops the systems, interventions, and design principles we need to make digital technology safe and affirming for everyone. Emily’s work has been published at top-tier venues in human-computer interaction (ACM CHI, CSCW) and computer security and privacy (USENIX Security, IEEE Oakland). For 5 years, she has worked as a researcher-practitioner with the Clinic to End Tech Abuse, where her work has enabled specialized security services for over 500 survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). Emily is the recipient of a Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship, Rising Stars in EECS, Best Paper Awards at CHI, CSCW, and USENIX Security, and third place in the Internet Defense Prize. She has interned at Google and with the Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research. She holds a B.A. from Princeton University.

    Host: Jesse Thomason

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Faculty Affairs

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  • VLP Spring Study Sesh

    Mon, Mar 04, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Student Activity


    Spring into midterm season with the VLP! Join us in RTH 222 for quiet study spaces, plenty of FREE snacks, and spring vibes to keep you going strong! All Viterbi students are invited to attend.

     

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Alex Bronz

    Event Link: https://cglink.me/2nB/r396006

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  • ventureSPARK Program

    Mon, Mar 04, 2024 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    University Calendar


    ventureSPARK Who: All students (graduate and undergraduate) who have an idea or technology. What: ventureSPARK is a program to help you along your innovation journey. Whether you are just starting out with an idea or have been working on an idea for a while, this program is designed to help you identify your customers and develop initial market validation. When: The program will consist of three two hour workshops. Thursday March 21, March 28, and April 4 from 4pm-6pm. APPLY  by MARCH 4 at 11:59PM

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi TIE

    Event Link: https://airtable.com/appBsKwv6nCjaKrSd/shrgIfTq6StRSWOh3

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  • AME Seminar

    Mon, Mar 04, 2024 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Preston Culbertson, California Institute of Technology

    Talk Title: To Err is Robotic: Enabling Robust Autonomy with Risk-Sensitivity

    Abstract: Despite significant recent advances in robot learning and perception, achieving robust robot behavior for real-world, dynamic tasks like dexterous manipulation remains elusive. This challenge stems from the uncertainty inherent in robots' geometric models, perception systems, and controllers, particularly during dynamic interactions with the environment. This talk explores how risk-sensitivity can provide a principled, practical approach to addressing these robustness issues directly. First, I will discuss our work showing Neural Radiance Fields (NeRFs) — typically trained for novel view synthesis — can be used for both collision avoidance and localization, repurposing them as a versatile, probabilistic occupancy model for robotics. Next, we will turn to the problem of real-time, risk-sensitive planning more broadly. Specifically, I will present work combining stochastic control barrier functions (CBFs), which provide rigorous probabilistic safety/performance guarantees, with deep generative dynamics models to yield a lightweight, data-driven approach to risk-sensitive control. We have demonstrated that our method (running onboard a quadrotor at 100Hz) enables aggressive, yet safe flight with a completely unmodeled and uninstrumented slung load. The talk will conclude with a discussion of some lessons learned and future directions in risk-sensitive robotics.

    Biography: Preston Culbertson is a postdoctoral scholar in the AMBER Lab at Caltech. His research interests lie at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, optimization, and computer vision. Specifically, his research explores how to enable robust robot behavior for dynamic, contact-rich tasks like manipulation, locomotion, and navigation, emphasizing new tools for understanding risk and uncertainty for autonomous systems. Preston earned his PhD from Stanford University, mentored by Prof. Mac Schwager, where his work on collaborative manipulation and robot assembly was awarded the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship and the 'Best Manipulation Paper' award at ICRA 2018.

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

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95892885119?pwd=QXZOZUhrcTJRYk5qZzZwVThrTytVZz09

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 406

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95892885119?pwd=QXZOZUhrcTJRYk5qZzZwVThrTytVZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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

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  • ECE-EP seminar - Rishabh Sahu, Monday, March 4th at 2pm in EEB 248

    Mon, Mar 04, 2024 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Rishabh Sahu, Postdoctoral scholar, IST Austria

    Talk Title: Building Quantum Networks with Quantum Electrooptics

    Series: ECE-EP Seminar

    Abstract: In the last few decades, a myriad of physical systems such as photons, atoms, ions and spins have been explored for various different quantum technologies such as computation, communication and meteorology. Until now, no single physical system has been suitable for all the different quantum applications and, therefore, different systems are utilized in different spheres usually without any intercompatibility between them. A solution to this emerging chaos in the quantum landscape is to build hybrid quantum networks where various quantum systems with their unique advantages can be connected together to build a combined system able to perform better than the sum of its aggregates. The nodes in such a network would be connected using flying qubits - telecom wavelength optical photons - which would also allow these nodes to be separated by long distances. There has been some progress in this direction, particularly attempts to make trapped ions and solid state qubits compatible with optical photons. However, making microwave technologies such as superconducting qubits compatible with high energy optics is more challenging due to the large energy gap between the two. In this talk, I will present how quantum electro optics can be used to establish a quantum bridge between microwave and optical frequencies. Such a bridge would not only allow connection of superconducting quits over a long distance but also would be a key step in making future hybrid quantum networks a reality.

    Biography: Rishabh completed his bachelor's and master's degree in Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. His research mainly involved studying orbital angular momentum of light, in particular, sorting photons in this basis to get a multidimensional basis for photons. His master's thesis involved simulating Maxwell's equation using Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method.  Rishabh started graduate school at ISTA in fall of 2018 and joined the Fink group in 2019. He graduated in 2023 and works now as a postdoc on new cavity electrooptics experiments.

    Host: ECE-EP

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97370470279?pwd=NGZ4aWdGUHRjUUtrQllkemVIV3lxQT09

    More Information: Rishabh Sahu Seminar Announcement.pdf

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97370470279?pwd=NGZ4aWdGUHRjUUtrQllkemVIV3lxQT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski

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  • CSC/CommNetS-MHI Seminar: Magnus Egerstedt

    Mon, Mar 04, 2024 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Magnus Egerstedt, Dean of Engineering, Professor | Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | University of California, Irvine

    Talk Title: Mutualistic interactions in heterogeneous multi-robot systems

    Series: CSC/CommNetS-MHI Seminar Series

    Abstract:


    The typical approach to multi-robot systems is to divide the team-level tasks into suitable building blocks and have the robots solve their respective subtasks in a coordinated manner. However, by bringing together robots with different capabilities, it should be possible to arrive at completely new capabilities and skill-sets. In other words, the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts. In this talk, we will formalize this idea through the composition of barrier functions for encoding the collaborative arrangements in terms of expanding and contracting the reachable and safe sets. Inspired by the ecological concept of a mutualism, i.e., the interaction between two or more species that benefit everyone involved, the formalism is contextualized in a long-duration setting, i.e., for robots deployed over long time scales where optimality have to take a backseat to "survivability".




    Biography:


    Dr. Magnus Egerstedt is the Dean of Engineering and a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. Prior to joining UCI, Egerstedt was on the faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received the M.S. degree in Engineering Physics and the Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, the B.A. degree in Philosophy from Stockholm University, and was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Harvard University. Dr. Egerstedt conducts research in the areas of control theory and robotics, with particular focus on control and coordination of multi-robot systems. Magnus Egerstedt is a Fellow of IEEE and IFAC, a member of the Royal Swedish
    Academy of Engineering Science, and currently serves as the President of the IEEE Control Systems Society. He has received a number of teaching and research awards, including the Ragazzini Award, the O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, and the Alumni of the Year Award from the Royal Institute of Technology.




    Host: Dr Lars Lindemann, llindema@usc.edu | Dr Mihailo Jovanovic, mihailo@usc.edu

    More Info: https://csc.usc.edu/seminars/2024Spring/egerstedt.html

    More Information: 2024.03.04 CSC Seminar - Magnus Egerstedt.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Miki Arlen

    Event Link: https://csc.usc.edu/seminars/2024Spring/egerstedt.html

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  • Intellisense Networking Event and Resume Review

    Mon, Mar 04, 2024 @ 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Join WIE for an engaging session with Intellisense featuring accomplished engineers and recruiters! Students will be able to enjoy free burritos while getting their resumes reviewed individually by recruiters, learning about Intellisense, gaining insight from current engineers, and growing their network. Don't miss this chance to gain valuable insights from industry experts! Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome.

    Location: Sign into EngageSC to View Location

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Thelma Federico Zaragoza

    Event Link: https://engage.usc.edu/WIE/rsvp?id=396051

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  • Repeating EventSystem Safety SSC 24-2

    Tue, Mar 05, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    Instruction is given in system safety engineering and management, emphasizing complex, high-technology systems. Engineering methods are illustrated with practical, numerical examples. The principal system safety analysis method is taught with classroom and homework problems. The preparation of a system safety program plan and management of the system safety process in all phases of the system life are examined in depth. A classroom project allows students to apply system safety management and engineering methods while working as a team. Enrichment lectures in special areas of knowledge essential to the system safety process will also be presented. Each student should bring a calculator with statistical functions.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 920

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24ASSC2

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  • Repeating EventAircraft Accident Investigation AAI 24-3

    Tue, Mar 05, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    The course is designed for individuals who have limited investigation experience. All aspects of the investigation process are addressed, starting with preparation for the investigation through writing the final report. It covers National Transportation Safety Board and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) procedures. Investigative techniques are examined with an emphasis on fixed-wing investigation. Data collection, wreckage reconstruction, and cause analysis are discussed in the classroom and applied in the lab. The USC Aircraft Accident Investigation lab serves as the location for practical exercises. Thirteen aircraft wreckages form the basis of these investigative exercises. The crash laboratory gives the student an opportunity to learn the observation and documentation skills required of accident investigators. The wreckage is examined and reviewed with investigators who have extensive actual real-world investigation experience. Examination techniques and methods are demonstrated along with participative group discussions of actual wreckage examination, reviews of witness interview information, and investigation group personal dynamics discussions.

    Location: WESTMINSTER AVENUE BUILDING (WAB) - Unit E

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AAAI3

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  • CS Colloquium: Angelina Wang (Princeton University) - Operationalizing Responsible Machine Learning: From Equality Towards Equity

    Tue, Mar 05, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Angelina Wang, Princeton University

    Talk Title: Operationalizing Responsible Machine Learning: From Equality Towards Equity

    Abstract: With the widespread proliferation of machine learning, there arises both the opportunity for societal benefit as well as the risk of harm. Approaching responsible machine learning is challenging because technical approaches may prioritize a mathematical definition of fairness that correlates poorly to real-world constructs of fairness due to too many layers of abstraction. Conversely, social approaches that engage with prescriptive theories may produce findings that are too abstract to effectively translate into practice. In my research, I bridge these approaches and utilize social implications to guide technical work. I will discuss three research directions that show how, despite the technically convenient approach of considering equality acontextually, a stronger engagement with societal context allows us to operationalize a more equitable formulation. First, I will introduce a dataset tool that we developed to analyze complex, socially-grounded forms of visual bias. Then, I will provide empirical evidence to support how we should incorporate societal context in bringing intersectionality into machine learning. Finally, I will discuss how in the excitement of using LLMs for tasks like human participant replacement, we have neglected to consider the importance of human positionality. Overall, I will explore how we can expand a narrow focus on equality in responsible machine learning to encompass a broader understanding of equity that substantively engages with societal context.  
     
    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Angelina Wang is a Computer Science PhD student at Princeton University advised by Olga Russakovsky. Her research is in the area of machine learning fairness and algorithmic bias. She has been recognized by the NSF GRFP, EECS Rising Stars, Siebel Scholarship, and Microsoft AI & Society Fellowship. She has published in top machine learning (ICML, AAAI), computer vision (ICCV, IJCV), interdisciplinary (Big Data & Society), and responsible computing (FAccT, JRC) venues, including spotlight and oral presentations. Previously, she has interned with Microsoft Research and Arthur AI, and received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley.

    Host: Bistra Dilkina

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 136

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Faculty Affairs

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  • Viterbi Student Leader Graduation Celebration

    Tue, Mar 05, 2024 @ 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Student Activity


    Celebrating Viterbi student leaders in WIE, VGSA, and KIUEL who are graduating!

    Location: Sign into EngageSC to View Location

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Kevin Giang

    Event Link: https://engage.usc.edu/viterbi/rsvp?id=395990

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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Shao-Hung Chan

    Tue, Mar 05, 2024 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    University Calendar


    PhD Thesis Proposal - Shao-Hung Chan
     
    Committee members: Sven Koenig (chair), T.K. Satish Kumar, Lars Lindemann, John Carlsson, and Daniel Harabor
     
    Title: Flex Distribution for Bounded-Suboptimal Multi-Agent Path Finding
     
    Time: Mar. 5th, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
    Location: EEB 349
     
     
    Abstract:
    Multi-Agent Path Finding (MAPF) is the problem of finding collision-free paths for multiple agents that minimize the sum of path costs. Explicit Estimation Conflict-Based Search (EECBS) is a leading two-level algorithm that solves MAPF bounded-suboptimally, i.e., within some factor w away from the minimum sum of path costs C*. It uses Focal Search to find bounded-suboptimal paths on the low level and Explicit Estimation Search (EES) to resolve collisions on the high level. To solve MAPF bounded-suboptimally, EES keeps track of a lower bound LB on C* to find paths whose sum of path costs is at most w times LB. However, the costs of many paths are often much smaller than w times their minimum path costs, meaning that the sum of path costs is much smaller than w times C*. Thus, in this proposal, we hypothesize that one can improve the efficiency of EECBS via Flex Distribution. That is, one can use the flex of the path costs (that relaxes the requirement to find bounded-suboptimal paths on the low level) to reduce the number of collisions that need to be resolved on the high level while still guaranteeing to solve MAPF bounded suboptimally. We also discuss the limitations of Flex Distribution and propose some techniques to overcome them.
     

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 349

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Events

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  • Study Sesh - Sip & Study

    Tue, Mar 05, 2024 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Student Activity


    Join Women in Engineering and Viterbi Learning Program for our second study session of the semester!
    Study, snack, and get support from VLP Tutors!
    Free Dulce!

    Location: Sign into EngageSC to View Location

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Thelma Federico Zaragoza

    Event Link: https://engage.usc.edu/WIE/rsvp?id=396063

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  • Epstein Institute, ISE 651 Seminar Class

    Tue, Mar 05, 2024 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Jing Dong, DeRosa Family Associate Professor of Business, Decision, Risk, and Operations Division, Columbia Business School

    Talk Title: Stochastic Gradient Descent with Adaptive Data

    Host: Dr. Renyuan Xu

    More Information: March 5, 2024.pdf

    Location: Social Sciences Building (SOS) - SOS Building, B2

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • FloQast Trojan Talk

    Tue, Mar 05, 2024 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    FloQast Hiring Now for Summer 2024 Software Engineering Interns! Recruiting Event 3/5 @ 6 pm
    FloQast is hiring! We are recruiting for our Summer Engineering Internship Program. Attend this session to meet recruiters. Attend the info session on March 5th, and we will be interviewing candidates on the following days: Wednesday, March 6th, and Thursday, March 7th! 
     
    Apply for the intern position in Viterbi Career Gateway > Jobs
    Apply by 3/6/24
     
    Note: This position is for bachelor candidates who do not require visa sponsorship now or in the future. 
     
    Recruiting Event Details: 


    Tuesday, March 5th 6-8 pm 


    RTH 211 


    Food will be served! 


     
    This will be a two-hour event starting at 6 pm with a brief presentation at 7 pm. We will have opportunities for networking before the presentation and end the event at 8pm. Engineering Leadership and Recruiting from FloQast will be present to meet students, chat about FloQast, and learn about their backgrounds.
     
    Internship Details:
    FloQast is pleased to offer an opportunity for aspiring Software Engineering Interns to join our summer internship program. If you're looking to kickstart your career, make a meaningful impact, and contribute to the growth of our Compliance product, we invite you to apply! At FloQast, we value collaboration, support, and innovation to create an environment where interns can learn and thrive.
    FloQast is a SaaS-based company innovating solutions in the task management software and accounting space. Our flagship product’s fresh approach to the accounting close process already dramatically improves the day-to-day lives of accountants— and we’ve brought that same approach to help streamline compliance processes such as SOX and ITGC. Our compliance product empowers auditors and control owners to achieve the highest degree of transparency and accuracy within their processes and saves them countless hours, days, and weeks of time.
    FloQast is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventSystem Safety SSC 24-2

    Wed, Mar 06, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    Instruction is given in system safety engineering and management, emphasizing complex, high-technology systems. Engineering methods are illustrated with practical, numerical examples. The principal system safety analysis method is taught with classroom and homework problems. The preparation of a system safety program plan and management of the system safety process in all phases of the system life are examined in depth. A classroom project allows students to apply system safety management and engineering methods while working as a team. Enrichment lectures in special areas of knowledge essential to the system safety process will also be presented. Each student should bring a calculator with statistical functions.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 920

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24ASSC2

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  • Repeating EventAircraft Accident Investigation AAI 24-3

    Wed, Mar 06, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    The course is designed for individuals who have limited investigation experience. All aspects of the investigation process are addressed, starting with preparation for the investigation through writing the final report. It covers National Transportation Safety Board and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) procedures. Investigative techniques are examined with an emphasis on fixed-wing investigation. Data collection, wreckage reconstruction, and cause analysis are discussed in the classroom and applied in the lab. The USC Aircraft Accident Investigation lab serves as the location for practical exercises. Thirteen aircraft wreckages form the basis of these investigative exercises. The crash laboratory gives the student an opportunity to learn the observation and documentation skills required of accident investigators. The wreckage is examined and reviewed with investigators who have extensive actual real-world investigation experience. Examination techniques and methods are demonstrated along with participative group discussions of actual wreckage examination, reviews of witness interview information, and investigation group personal dynamics discussions.

    Location: WESTMINSTER AVENUE BUILDING (WAB) - Unit E

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AAAI3

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  • Repeating EventEiS Communications Hub Drop-In Hours

    Wed, Mar 06, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Viterbi Ph.D. students are invited to stop by the EiS Communications Hub for one-on-one instruction for their academic and professional communications tasks. All instruction is provided by Viterbi faculty at the Engineering in Society Program.

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

    Audiences: Viterbi Ph.D. Students

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    Contact: Helen Choi

    Event Link: https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home?authuser=0

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  • Repeating EventEiS Communications Hub Drop-In Hours

    Wed, Mar 06, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Engineering in Society Program

    Student Activity


    Drop-in hours for writing and speaking support for Viterbi Ph.D. students

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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

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  • CS Colloquium: Chang Xiao (Adobe Research) - Augmented Interaction Between Physical and Digital Realm

    Wed, Mar 06, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Chang Xiao, Adobe Research

    Talk Title: Augmented Interaction Between Physical and Digital Realm

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Today's computing devices, including mobile phones, wearable devices, and VR/AR headsets, have become increasingly powerful and accessible to almost everyone. They offer a direct and immersive interaction with digital worlds. But what if we could use these devices to access interactive physical worlds as well, expanding our interaction space and unlocking greater interactive potential? In this talk, I will discuss our work on integrating both physical and digital systems to create a new computing environment. Leveraging techniques from AI/ML, Computer Vision, and Computational Design, we propose several interactive systems and sensing techniques that provide users with unified, low-cost, tangible, and intuitive experiences. These approaches unlock the potential of using the physical environment as computer interfaces in the era of Extended Reality (XR) and spatial computing, bridging the gap between physical and digital spaces.
     
    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Chang Xiao is currently a Research Scientist at Adobe Research. He obtained his PhD from Columbia University in 2021. His broad interests lie at the intersection of HCI, AI/ML, and AR/VR, with a special focus on leveraging AI/ML to develop novel interaction and sensing techniques. His work has been published in a wide spectrum of top computer science venues, including CHI, UIST, SIGGRAPH, NeurIPS, CVPR, and ICLR. His research has gained impact beyond academia, having been successfully integrated into multiple Adobe products and receiving widespread attention, including media interviews and coverage by CNN, Adweek, CACM, and IEEE Spectrum. During his PhD studies, he received the Snap Research Fellowship and the Cheung-Kong Innovation Doctoral Fellowship.

    Host: Heather Culbertson

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Faculty Affairs

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  • Careers at BMW

    Wed, Mar 06, 2024 @ 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Careers at BMW (Virtual)
     

    Wednesday, March 6th 
    11:30 -1 
    Location: Zoom. Register HERE

     
    This virtual Info session will be lead by the current recruiting intern at Plant 10 in Spartanburg, SC (the largest BMW plant in the America's). We will discuss topics such as activities at Plant Spartanburg (Design, Assembly, Testing, etc.). We will also discuss the career opportunities that BMW has, not just at Plant 10 but worldwide- we offer paid, full-time co-ops and internships to undergraduate and graduate students of all levels all throughout the year, as well as internship opportunities for international students. We also have post-graduate programs built to give a new associate a well-rounded training before starting as a full-time associate. We have over 100 student positions offered every season, with the majority being in a range of engineering and technical disciplines. 
     
    Majors of interest: Supply Chain Systems, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, IT, and many other related areas of study.
     
    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 Event

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • PhD Dissertation Defense - Sina Shaham

    Wed, Mar 06, 2024 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    University Calendar


    PhD Dissertation Defense - Sina Shaham  
     
    Committee: Prof. Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Prof. Cyrus Shahabi, Prof. Cauligi Raghavendra  
     
    Title: Responsible AI in SpatioTemporal Data Processing    
     
    Abstract:    In this presentation, we systematically investigate the design and development of algorithms to improve privacy and fairness in the processing of spatio-temporal data. Beginning with an essential background introduction and a review of cutting-edge advancements, the discussion progresses to introduce a novel algorithm for safeguarding privacy in the dissemination of Origin-Destination (OD) Matrices. This algorithm, rooted in Differential Privacy (DP) principles, aims to protect user privacy during the collection and sharing of OD-matrices in 2D and higher dimensions. Subsequently, our focus shifts to the domain of user energy consumption, where we develop a methodology that ensures user privacy when disclosing electricity time series to third parties and entities that may not be fully trusted. Following this, we propose an incentive-based program aimed at balancing electricity demand, taking into account socio-economic family attributes and ensuring fair treatment. Through comprehensive evaluations, the presentation demonstrates the progress made over previous works and also sheds light on potential areas for future studies, particularly in the realm of responsible handling of complex spatio-temporal data.
     
    Zoom Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98092705100    

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Events

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98092705100

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Mar 06, 2024 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Hannah Lu, MIT

    Talk Title: Physics-Aware Data-Driven Modeling and Uncertainty Quantification for Large-Scale Environmental Problems

    Abstract: Data-driven modeling of complex systems is a rapidly evolving field facilitated by the concurrent rise of data science. To alleviate the prohibitively expensive computational costs of repeated full-model simulations in uncertainty quantification, data-driven modeling is often used to describe the behaviors of the complex system by predicting the quantities of interest directly. In this talk, I will present my contributions to this field with an emphasis on (1) improving model performance by using physics-aware machine learning techniques, (2) quantifying uncertainties in the system’s response, and (3) inferring the key parameters of the physics-based models from measured data. Examples of applications will be focused on large-scale geological carbon sequestration—an important strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere and mitigating climate change. The objective is to develop a convenient computing toolbox to provide more accurate scientific information at cheaper computational costs for better environmental management and decision-making.

    Biography: Hannah Lu is a postdoc associate at MIT, affiliated with the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Department of Civil Environmental Engineering, Earth Resources Laboratory and Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems. She obtained her Ph.D. from Energy Science and Engineering at Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. Her research interests lie in the field of scientific computing, reduced order modeling, uncertainty quantification and machine learning in applications of environmental fluid mechanics. She received EDGE Doctoral Fellowship, Frank G. Miller Fellowship Award and Henry J. Ramey, Jr. Fellowship Award from Stanford University; Student Travel Award from SIAM Conference on UQ; NSF Fellowship from MMLDT-CSET Conference; Travel Grant from NSF-funded HydroML Symposium; and a first-place USNCCM17 Best Presentation Award in postdoc category.

    Host: AME Department

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

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95892885119?pwd=QXZOZUhrcTJRYk5qZzZwVThrTytVZz09

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95892885119?pwd=QXZOZUhrcTJRYk5qZzZwVThrTytVZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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

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  • Repeating EventSystem Safety SSC 24-2

    Thu, Mar 07, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    Instruction is given in system safety engineering and management, emphasizing complex, high-technology systems. Engineering methods are illustrated with practical, numerical examples. The principal system safety analysis method is taught with classroom and homework problems. The preparation of a system safety program plan and management of the system safety process in all phases of the system life are examined in depth. A classroom project allows students to apply system safety management and engineering methods while working as a team. Enrichment lectures in special areas of knowledge essential to the system safety process will also be presented. Each student should bring a calculator with statistical functions.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 920

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24ASSC2

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  • Repeating EventAircraft Accident Investigation AAI 24-3

    Thu, Mar 07, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    The course is designed for individuals who have limited investigation experience. All aspects of the investigation process are addressed, starting with preparation for the investigation through writing the final report. It covers National Transportation Safety Board and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) procedures. Investigative techniques are examined with an emphasis on fixed-wing investigation. Data collection, wreckage reconstruction, and cause analysis are discussed in the classroom and applied in the lab. The USC Aircraft Accident Investigation lab serves as the location for practical exercises. Thirteen aircraft wreckages form the basis of these investigative exercises. The crash laboratory gives the student an opportunity to learn the observation and documentation skills required of accident investigators. The wreckage is examined and reviewed with investigators who have extensive actual real-world investigation experience. Examination techniques and methods are demonstrated along with participative group discussions of actual wreckage examination, reviews of witness interview information, and investigation group personal dynamics discussions.

    Location: WESTMINSTER AVENUE BUILDING (WAB) - Unit E

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AAAI3

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  • CS Colloquium: Ben Lengerich (MIT) - Contextualized learning for adaptive yet persistent AI in biomedicine

    Thu, Mar 07, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Ben Lengerich, MIT

    Talk Title: Contextualized learning for adaptive yet persistent AI in biomedicine

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Machine learning models often exhibit diminished generalizability when applied across diverse biomedical contexts (e.g., across health institutions), leading to a significant discrepancy between expected and actual performance. To address this challenge, this presentation introduces "contextualized learning", a meta-learning paradigm designed to enhance model adaptability by learning meta-relationships between dataset context and statistical parameters. Using network inference as an illustrative example, I will show how contextualized learning estimates context-specific graphical models, offering insights such as personalized gene expression analysis for cancer subtyping. The talk will also discuss trends towards “contextualized understanding”, bridging statistical and foundation models to standardize interpretability. The primary aim is to illustrate how contextualized learning and understanding contribute to creating learning systems that are both adaptive and persistent, facilitating cross-context information sharing and detailed analysis.
     
    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Ben Lengerich is a Postdoctoral Associate and Alana Fellow at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where he is advised by Manolis Kellis. His research in machine learning and computational biology emphasizes the use of context-adaptive models to understand complex diseases and advance precision medicine. Through his work, Ben aims to bridge the gap between data-driven insights and actionable medical interventions. He holds a PhD in Computer Science and MS in Machine Learning from Carnegie Mellon University, where he was advised by Eric Xing. His work has been recognized with spotlight presentations at conferences including NeurIPS, ISMB, AMIA, and SMFM, financial support from the Alana Foundation, and recognition as a "Rising Star in Data Science” by the University of Chicago and UC San Diego.

    Host: Willie Neiswanger

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 136

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Faculty Affairs

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  • ECE Seminar: Sarah H. Cen

    Thu, Mar 07, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Sarah H. Cen, EECS Dept, MIT

    Talk Title: Paths to AI Accountability

    Abstract: We have begun grappling with difficult questions related to the rise of AI, including: What rights do individuals have in the age of AI? When should we regulate AI and when should we abstain? What degree of transparency is needed to monitor AI systems? These questions are all concerned with AI accountability: determining who owes responsibility and to whom in the age of AI. In this talk, I will discuss the two main components of AI accountability, then illustrate them through a case study on social media. Within the context of social media, I will focus on how social media platforms filter (or curate) the content that users see. I will review several methods for auditing social media, drawing from concepts and tools in hypothesis testing, causal inference, and LLMs.

    Biography: Sarah is a final-year PhD student at MIT in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department advised by Professor Aleksander Madry and Professor Devavrat Shah. Sarah utilizes methods from machine learning, statistical inference, causal inference, and game theory to study responsible computing and AI policy. Previously, she has written about social media, trustworthy algorithms, algorithmic fairness, and more. She is currently interested in AI auditing, AI supply chains, and IP Law x Gen AI.

    Host: Drs. Urbashi Mitra (ubli@usc.edu) and Mahdi Soltanolkotabi (soltanol@usc.edu)

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97190024349?pwd=a0NTY2J5WjdKQUsvL3BtdTBSNGZTQT09

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97190024349?pwd=a0NTY2J5WjdKQUsvL3BtdTBSNGZTQT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mayumi Thrasher

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  • NL Seminar - Self-Play Fine-Tuning Converts Weak Language Models to Strong Language Models

    Thu, Mar 07, 2024 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Zixiang Chen, UCLA

    Talk Title: Self-Play Fine-Tuning Converts Weak Language Models to Strong Language Models

    Series: NL Seminar

    Abstract: REMINDER: This talk will be a live presentation only, it will not be recorded.  Meeting hosts only admit guests that they know to the Zoom meeting. Hence, you’re highly encouraged to use your USC account to sign into Zoom. If you’re an outside visitor, please provide your: Full Name, Title and Name of Workplace to (nlg-seminar-host(at)isi.edu) beforehand so we’ll be aware of your attendance. Also, let us know if you plan to attend in-person or virtually. More Info for NL Seminars can be found at: https://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/.
    Harnessing the power of human-annotated data through Supervised Fine-Tuning (SFT) is pivotal for advancing Large Language Models (LLMs). In this talk, I will introduce our newest fine-tuning method, Self-Play Fine-Tuning (SPIN), which improves LLMs without the need for additional human-annotated data. SPIN utilizes a self-play mechanism, where the LLM enhances its capabilities by generating its own training data through interactions with instances of itself. Specifically, the LLM generates its own training data from its previous iterations, refining its policy by discerning these self-generated responses from those obtained from human-annotated data. As a result, SPIN unlocks the full potential of human-annotated data for SFT. Our empirical results show that SPIN can improve the LLM’s performance across a variety of benchmarks and even outperform models trained through direct preference optimization (DPO) supplemented with extra GPT-4 preference data. Additionally, I will outline the theoretical guarantees of our method. For more details and access to our codes, visit our GitHub repository (https://github.com/uclaml/SPIN).

    Biography: Zixiang Chen is currently a Ph.D. student in computer science at the Department of Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), advised by Prof. Quanquan Gu. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Tsinghua University. He is broadly interested in the theory and applications of deep learning, optimization, and control, with a focus on generative models, representation learning, and multi-agent reinforcement learning. Recently, he has been utilizing AI to enhance scientific discovery in the domain of public health. He was a visiting graduate student in the theory of reinforcement learning program at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing.
    If speaker approves to be recorded for this NL Seminar talk, it will be posted on our USC/ISI YouTube page within 1-2 business days: https://www.youtube.com/user/USCISI.
    Subscribe here to learn more about upcoming seminars: https://www.isi.edu/events/

    Host: Jon May and Justin Cho

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

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96595936599

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual and ISI-Conf Rm#689

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96595936599

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

    Event Link: https://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

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  • TCS Celebrating Women: Empowerment and Innovation

    Thu, Mar 07, 2024 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) as we celebrate International Women's Day and learn about career opportunities with a global leader.
     
    TCS is delighted to bring together a panel of technology leaders who make an impact in the business and consulting spaces in TCS. Come hear from Courtney Wood, Director of Mergers & Acquisitions, and Chandrika Shrinivasan, Business Unit Head for Banking and Financial Services, on their career journey and learn more about their business units at TCS. The 1 hour virtual session will be interactive and allow you the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session with senior leaders and learn more about their careers and how you can amplify your impact at TCS!
     
    Date: Thursday, March 7th 2024
    Time: 2:00-3:00 pm PST
    RSVP using the attached registration link
     
    Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a transformative conversation and contribute to building a more inclusive and equitable future. Register now to secure your spot and join us in celebrating the remarkable achievements of women on International Women's Day!
     

    Location: Virtual Event

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

    Event Link: https://www.wayup.com/i-Information-Technology-and-Services-j-Celebrating-Women-Empowerment-and-Innovation-Tata-Consultancy-Services-364418301963873/?refer=cliref-APPS-5158586-34104893&utm_campaign=client-traffic-XML-APPS-5158586-34104893&utm_medium=jobpr

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  • [VCC x CED] Build Your Viterbi Candidacy: Networking

    Thu, Mar 07, 2024 @ 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

    Center for Engineering Diversity

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Hi Viterbi Trojans,

    The Viterbi Career Connections (VCC) and Center for Engineering Diversity (CED) are happy to invite you to an upcoming workshop on Networking. The workshop session will happen on March 7th (Thursday) from 2:30pm to 3:30pm at Ronald Tutor Hall (RTH) 222.

    Lilian Barajas, the Senior Director of the VCC office, will walk you through helpful information and tips regarding networking skills that are typically required in the engineering industry, including Introductions, Building and Maintaining Relationships with Peers and Professionals, and Utilizing Online and In-person Networking Opportunities (e.g., through LinkedIn v. at a Career Fair).

    We will also provide light refreshments including snacks and beverages.

    Please RSVP on this form by March 3rd (Sunday) if you are interested: https://forms.gle/juao3F6V11dXzGDm8

    Thank you,
    VCC x CED

    Location: Sign into EngageSC to View Location

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jin Kyung Kim

    Event Link: https://engage.usc.edu/CED/rsvp?id=396119

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  • DEN@Viterbi - Online Graduate Engineering Virtual Information Session

    Thu, Mar 07, 2024 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    DEN@Viterbi, 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.

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/weblink/register/r65e189f49680890639e9b60462958a27

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

    Event Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/weblink/register/r65e189f49680890639e9b60462958a27

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  • Repeating EventSystem Safety SSC 24-2

    Fri, Mar 08, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    Instruction is given in system safety engineering and management, emphasizing complex, high-technology systems. Engineering methods are illustrated with practical, numerical examples. The principal system safety analysis method is taught with classroom and homework problems. The preparation of a system safety program plan and management of the system safety process in all phases of the system life are examined in depth. A classroom project allows students to apply system safety management and engineering methods while working as a team. Enrichment lectures in special areas of knowledge essential to the system safety process will also be presented. Each student should bring a calculator with statistical functions.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 920

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24ASSC2

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  • Aircraft Accident Investigation AAI 24-3

    Fri, Mar 08, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    The course is designed for individuals who have limited investigation experience. All aspects of the investigation process are addressed, starting with preparation for the investigation through writing the final report. It covers National Transportation Safety Board and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) procedures. Investigative techniques are examined with an emphasis on fixed-wing investigation. Data collection, wreckage reconstruction, and cause analysis are discussed in the classroom and applied in the lab. The USC Aircraft Accident Investigation lab serves as the location for practical exercises. Thirteen aircraft wreckages form the basis of these investigative exercises. The crash laboratory gives the student an opportunity to learn the observation and documentation skills required of accident investigators. The wreckage is examined and reviewed with investigators who have extensive actual real-world investigation experience. Examination techniques and methods are demonstrated along with participative group discussions of actual wreckage examination, reviews of witness interview information, and investigation group personal dynamics discussions.

    Location: WESTMINSTER AVENUE BUILDING (WAB) - Unit E

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AAAI3

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  • Repeating EventEiS Communications Hub Drop-In Hours

    Fri, Mar 08, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Viterbi Ph.D. students are invited to stop by the EiS Communications Hub for one-on-one instruction for their academic and professional communications tasks. All instruction is provided by Viterbi faculty at the Engineering in Society Program.

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

    Audiences: Viterbi Ph.D. Students

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    Contact: Helen Choi

    Event Link: https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home?authuser=0

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  • Repeating EventEiS Communications Hub Drop-In Hours

    Fri, Mar 08, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Engineering in Society Program

    Student Activity


    Drop-in hours for writing and speaking support for Viterbi Ph.D. students

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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

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  • Quantum Science & Technology Seminar - David Vitali - Friday, March 8th at 10am in EEB 248

    Fri, Mar 08, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: David Vitali, Univeristy of Camerino, Italy

    Talk Title: Quantum Sensing and Quantum State Manipulation in Cavity Optomechanics

    Series: Quantum Science & Technology Seminar Series

    Abstract: Cavity Optomechanics offers the possibility to generate and manipulate quantum states of mesoscopic mechanical resonators allowing the realization of useful components of quantum networks, and at the same time testing fundamental aspects of physics theories. We will review recent proposals for generating multipartite entangled states of mechanical resonators and also their exploitation for quantum sensing of weak forces and signals. 

    Biography: David Vitali graduated in Physics at the University of Pisa in 1988 and obtained his PhD in Physics from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa in 1994. He has been Visiting Lecturer at the University of North Texas (USA), at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, at the University of Queensland , Brisbane (Australia), and at the University of Vienna. He is Full Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Camerino since 2015. He is the author of 193 publications in international refereed journals, with more than 10700 citations and Hirsch index h = 52 referring to the SCOPUS database. He has carried out research in many subfields of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Theory, such as entanglement manipulation, quantum communication and quantum key distribution, quantum optics implementation of quantum technologies. In 2015 he was named APS Fellow of the American Physical Society, "For groundbreaking work on cavity opto-mechanics, which proved to provide an ideal and flexible environment for quantum information processing and quantum-limited sensing; for proposing pioneering techniques to control decoherence in quantum systems." In 2021 he was nominated OPTICA Senior Member, and he has coordinated various European projects and many National projects, all related to quantum technologies and quantum optomechanics.

    Host: Quntao Zhang, Wade Hsu, Mengjie Yu, Jonathan Habif & Eli Levenson-Falk

    More Information: David Vitali Seminar Flyer.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski

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  • Repeating EventSystem Safety SSC 24-2

    Mon, Mar 11, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    Instruction is given in system safety engineering and management, emphasizing complex, high-technology systems. Engineering methods are illustrated with practical, numerical examples. The principal system safety analysis method is taught with classroom and homework problems. The preparation of a system safety program plan and management of the system safety process in all phases of the system life are examined in depth. A classroom project allows students to apply system safety management and engineering methods while working as a team. Enrichment lectures in special areas of knowledge essential to the system safety process will also be presented. Each student should bring a calculator with statistical functions.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 920

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24ASSC2

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  • EiS Communications Hub Spring Break Writing Retreat Day1

    Mon, Mar 11, 2024 @ 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Engineering in Society Program

    Student Activity


    Join us at the Hub for a Spring Break Writing Retreat for concentrated writing time! Quiet writing space, lunch, and optional one-on-one writing consultations with Hub staff provided.When: Monday, March 11 (11am to 4pm) and Tuesday, March 12 (11am to 4pm) Where: RTH 222 (Space is very limited). You can sign up for one or both days. RSVP by Monday, March 4 here: https://forms.gle/TvHgpqUghS8paz3r8

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Helen Choi

    Event Link: https://forms.gle/TvHgpqUghS8paz3r8

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  • Repeating EventSafety Management for Remotely Piloted Aircraft RPSM 24-2

    Mon, Mar 11, 2024 @ 04:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This Safety Management for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPSM) course is intended for students who know remotely piloted vehicle operations or are looking to understand the current operational conditions for RPAs. Experts from RPA Human Factors, RPA Safety Management Systems, and RPA Piloting introduce students to the theory and application unique to unmanned aircraft. By addressing the characteristics that differ between manned and unmanned air vehicles, the course applies the latest approaches to accident investigation and Safety Management. Students come away with a working knowledge of the safety field pertaining to Remotely Piloted Aircraft, which they can apply to their organization’s operations and future planning.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 960

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24ARPSM2

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  • Repeating EventSystem Safety SSC 24-2

    Tue, Mar 12, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    Instruction is given in system safety engineering and management, emphasizing complex, high-technology systems. Engineering methods are illustrated with practical, numerical examples. The principal system safety analysis method is taught with classroom and homework problems. The preparation of a system safety program plan and management of the system safety process in all phases of the system life are examined in depth. A classroom project allows students to apply system safety management and engineering methods while working as a team. Enrichment lectures in special areas of knowledge essential to the system safety process will also be presented. Each student should bring a calculator with statistical functions.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 920

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24ASSC2

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  • EiS Communications Hub Spring Break Writing Retreat Day2

    Tue, Mar 12, 2024 @ 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Engineering in Society Program

    Student Activity


    Join us at the Hub for a Spring Break Writing Retreat for concentrated writing time! Quiet writing space, lunch, and optional one-on-one writing consultations with Hub staff provided.
    When: Monday, March 11 (11am to 4pm) and Tuesday, March 12 (11am to 4pm)
    Where: RTH 222 (Space is very limited).
    You can sign up for one or both days. RSVP by Monday, March 4 here: https://forms.gle/TvHgpqUghS8paz3r8

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Helen Choi

    Event Link: https://forms.gle/TvHgpqUghS8paz3r8

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  • **No Epstein Institute, ISE 651 Seminar Class - Spring Recess**

    Tue, Mar 12, 2024 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Talk Title: **NO SEMINAR - SPRING RECESS**

    Location: Social Sciences Building (SOS) - SOS Building, B2

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • Repeating EventSafety Management for Remotely Piloted Aircraft RPSM 24-2

    Tue, Mar 12, 2024 @ 04:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This Safety Management for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPSM) course is intended for students who know remotely piloted vehicle operations or are looking to understand the current operational conditions for RPAs. Experts from RPA Human Factors, RPA Safety Management Systems, and RPA Piloting introduce students to the theory and application unique to unmanned aircraft. By addressing the characteristics that differ between manned and unmanned air vehicles, the course applies the latest approaches to accident investigation and Safety Management. Students come away with a working knowledge of the safety field pertaining to Remotely Piloted Aircraft, which they can apply to their organization’s operations and future planning.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 960

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24ARPSM2

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  • Repeating EventSystem Safety SSC 24-2

    Wed, Mar 13, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    Instruction is given in system safety engineering and management, emphasizing complex, high-technology systems. Engineering methods are illustrated with practical, numerical examples. The principal system safety analysis method is taught with classroom and homework problems. The preparation of a system safety program plan and management of the system safety process in all phases of the system life are examined in depth. A classroom project allows students to apply system safety management and engineering methods while working as a team. Enrichment lectures in special areas of knowledge essential to the system safety process will also be presented. Each student should bring a calculator with statistical functions.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 920

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24ASSC2

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  • Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Wed, Mar 13, 2024 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Ishwar K. Puri, Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Talk Title: Playing with Magnets

    Abstract: Control over coalescing particles as they interact, grow, and form patterns leads to a wide array of life science and nanotechnology applications. We consider engineered clusters, such as annuli, spheroids, and organoids, that better mimic in vitro physiological constructs than 1D monolayer structures. Here, we describe a macroscale contactless and label-free field-guided magnetic method that prints in-situ three-dimensional particle assemblies of different morphologies and sizes using non-adherent cells (RBCs) and adherent cells, such as MCF-7, over relatively short timespans. Potential applications of the method include biosensing, high-throughput drug testing, and other patient-specific treatments.

    Biography: Ishwar K. Puri is professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Southern California. He is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and holds the Engineering Medal for Engineering Excellence awarded by Professional Engineers Ontario and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers. Puri is the author of over 200 archival publications and books that have been cited over 9,400 times per Google Scholar with an H-Index of 54, and is ranked among the top 2% of scientists in the world based on the citations publications between 1965-2019. He has founded and mentored startups. He also oversees the USC Office of Research and Innovation that guides the university’s research programs.

    Host: Peter Wang

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Carla Stanard

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Mar 13, 2024 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


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

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

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS Chair

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  • Repeating EventSafety Management for Remotely Piloted Aircraft RPSM 24-2

    Wed, Mar 13, 2024 @ 04:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This Safety Management for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPSM) course is intended for students who know remotely piloted vehicle operations or are looking to understand the current operational conditions for RPAs. Experts from RPA Human Factors, RPA Safety Management Systems, and RPA Piloting introduce students to the theory and application unique to unmanned aircraft. By addressing the characteristics that differ between manned and unmanned air vehicles, the course applies the latest approaches to accident investigation and Safety Management. Students come away with a working knowledge of the safety field pertaining to Remotely Piloted Aircraft, which they can apply to their organization’s operations and future planning.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 960

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24ARPSM2

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  • DEN@Viterbi: How to Apply Virtual Info Session

    Wed, Mar 13, 2024 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    DEN@Viterbi, 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. 

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/weblink/register/r3d8589734bd530f6a08a3b0962a5f014

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

    Event Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/weblink/register/r3d8589734bd530f6a08a3b0962a5f014

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  • Repeating EventSystem Safety SSC 24-2

    Thu, Mar 14, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    Instruction is given in system safety engineering and management, emphasizing complex, high-technology systems. Engineering methods are illustrated with practical, numerical examples. The principal system safety analysis method is taught with classroom and homework problems. The preparation of a system safety program plan and management of the system safety process in all phases of the system life are examined in depth. A classroom project allows students to apply system safety management and engineering methods while working as a team. Enrichment lectures in special areas of knowledge essential to the system safety process will also be presented. Each student should bring a calculator with statistical functions.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 920

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    View All Dates

    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24ASSC2

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  • Repeating EventSafety Management for Remotely Piloted Aircraft RPSM 24-2

    Thu, Mar 14, 2024 @ 04:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This Safety Management for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPSM) course is intended for students who know remotely piloted vehicle operations or are looking to understand the current operational conditions for RPAs. Experts from RPA Human Factors, RPA Safety Management Systems, and RPA Piloting introduce students to the theory and application unique to unmanned aircraft. By addressing the characteristics that differ between manned and unmanned air vehicles, the course applies the latest approaches to accident investigation and Safety Management. Students come away with a working knowledge of the safety field pertaining to Remotely Piloted Aircraft, which they can apply to their organization’s operations and future planning.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 960

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    View All Dates

    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24ARPSM2

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  • Repeating EventSafety Management for Remotely Piloted Aircraft RPSM 24-2

    Fri, Mar 15, 2024 @ 04:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This Safety Management for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPSM) course is intended for students who know remotely piloted vehicle operations or are looking to understand the current operational conditions for RPAs. Experts from RPA Human Factors, RPA Safety Management Systems, and RPA Piloting introduce students to the theory and application unique to unmanned aircraft. By addressing the characteristics that differ between manned and unmanned air vehicles, the course applies the latest approaches to accident investigation and Safety Management. Students come away with a working knowledge of the safety field pertaining to Remotely Piloted Aircraft, which they can apply to their organization’s operations and future planning.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 960

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    View All Dates

    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24ARPSM2

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  • Repeating EventHuman Factors in Aviation Safety HFH 24-3

    Mon, Mar 18, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    Humans design, build, operate, and maintain the aviation system. It is no wonder that the majority of aviation accidents and incidents have roots in human factors. With this realization comes the conclusion that quality human factors training is effective in improving safety. This course presents information on human factors in a manner that can be readily understood and applied by aviation practitioners. Emphasis is placed on identifying the causes of human error, predicting how human error can affect performance, and applying countermeasures to reduce or eliminate its effects. The course content follows the subjects recommended in FAA Advisory Circular 120-51E. The course also addresses topics recommended in the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Human Factors Digest No. 3: Training Operational Personnel in Human Factors. The emphasis is from the pilot’s perspective but applies to all phases of aviation operations. The course relies heavily on participation, case studies, demonstrations, self-assessment, and practical exercises.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 960

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AHFH3

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  • Repeating EventAdvanced System Safety Analysis ADVSS 24-1

    Mon, Mar 18, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This course is a continuation of the <a href="https://aviationsafety.usc.edu/courses/system-safety/">System Safety</a> course focused on engineering aspects of the course. The objective is to address advanced issues in system safety analysis and broaden the trainees’ perspective on system safety issues. Engineering methods addressed in the System Safety course are reviewed, and special advanced topics are addressed. Additional methods for system safety analysis are addressed, focusing on the application of these methods.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 960

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AADVSS1

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  • Repeating EventEiS Communications Hub Drop-In Hours

    Mon, Mar 18, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Viterbi Ph.D. students are invited to stop by the EiS Communications Hub for one-on-one instruction for their academic and professional communications tasks. All instruction is provided by Viterbi faculty at the Engineering in Society Program.

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

    Audiences: Viterbi Ph.D. Students

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    Contact: Helen Choi

    Event Link: https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home?authuser=0

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  • Repeating EventEiS Communications Hub Drop-In Hours

    Mon, Mar 18, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Engineering in Society Program

    Student Activity


    Drop-in hours for writing and speaking support for Viterbi Ph.D. students

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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

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  • CS Colloquium: TBA

    Mon, Mar 18, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: TBA, TBA

    Talk Title: TBA

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Host: Heather Culbertson

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Faculty Affairs

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  • NL Seminar-Do Androids Know They're Only Dreaming of Electric Sheep?

    Mon, Mar 18, 2024 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Sky Wang, Columbia University

    Talk Title: Do Androids Know They're Only Dreaming of Electric Sheep?

    Series: NL Seminar

    Abstract: REMINDER: This talk will be a live presentation only, it will not be recorded.  Meeting hosts only admit guests that they know to the Zoom meeting. Hence, you’re highly encouraged to use your USC account to sign into Zoom. If you’re an outside visitor, please provide your: Full Name, Title and Name of Workplace to (nlg-seminar-host(at)isi.edu) beforehand so we’ll be aware of your attendance. Also, let us know if you plan to attend in-person or virtually. More Info for NL Seminars can be found at: https://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/
    We design probes trained on the internal representations of a transformer language model that are predictive of its hallucinatory behavior on in-context generation tasks. To facilitate this detection, we create a span-annotated dataset of organic and synthetic hallucinations over several tasks. We find that probes trained on the force-decoded states of synthetic hallucinations are generally ecologically invalid in organic hallucination detection. Furthermore, hidden state information about hallucination appears to be task and distribution-dependent. Intrinsic and extrinsic hallucination saliency varies across layers, hidden state types, and tasks; notably, extrinsic hallucinations tend to be more salient in a transformer's internal representations. Outperforming multiple contemporary baselines, we show that probing is a feasible and efficient alternative to language model hallucination evaluation when model states are available.
     

    Biography: If speaker approves to be recorded for this NL Seminar talk, it will be posted on our USC/ISI YouTube page within 1-2 business days: https://www.youtube.com/user/USCISI. Subscribe here to learn more about upcoming seminars: https://www.isi.edu/events/
    Sky is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at Columbia University advised by Zhou Yu and Smaranda Muresan. His research primarily revolves around Natural Language Processing (NLP), with broad interests in the area where NLP meets Computational Social Science (CSS). Here, his research primarily revolves around three major areas: (1) revealing and designing for social difference and inequality, (2) cross-cultural NLP, and (3) mechanistic interpretability. His research is supported by a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and has received two outstanding paper awards at EMNLP. He has previously been an intern at Microsoft Semantic Machines, Google Research, and Amazon AWS AI.

    Host: Jon May and Justin Cho

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

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97678766908

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual and ISI-Conf Rm#689

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97678766908

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

    Event Link: https://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

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  • Machine Learning Center Seminar: Lily Weng (UC San Diego) - Towards Interpretable Deep Learning

    Mon, Mar 18, 2024 @ 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Lily Weng, UC San Diego

    Talk Title: Towards Interpretable Deep Learning

    Series: Machine Learning Center Seminar Series

    Abstract: Deep neural networks (DNNs) have achieved unprecedented success across many scientific and engineering fields in the last decades. Despite its empirical success, however, they are notoriously black-box models that are difficult to understand their decision process. Lacking interpretability is one critical issue that may seriously hinder the deployment of DNNs in high-stake applications, which need interpretability to trust the prediction, to understand potential failures, and to be able to mitigate harms and eliminate biases in the model.     
     
    In this talk, I'll share some exciting results in my lab on advancing explainable AI and interpretable machine learning. Specifically, I will show how we could bring interpretability into deep learning by leveraging recent advances in multi-modal models. I'll present two recent works [1,2] in our group on demystifying neural networks and interpretability-guided neural network design, which are the important first steps to enable Trustworthy AI and Trustworthy Machine Learning. I will also briefly overview our other recent efforts on Trustworthy Machine Learning and automated explanations for LLMs [3].     
     
    [1] Oikarinen and Weng, CLIP-Dissect: Automatic Description of Neuron Representations in Deep Vision Networks, ICLR 23 (spotlight)
    [2] Oikarinen, Das, Nguyen and Weng, Label-Free Concept Bottleneck Models, ICLR 23
    [3] Lee, Oikarinen etal, The Importance of Prompt Tuning for Automated Neuron Explanations, NeurIPS 23 ATTRIB workshop

    Biography: Lily Weng is an Assistant Professor in the Halicioglu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego. She received her PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) from MIT in August 2020, and her Bachelor and Master degree both in Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University. Prior to UCSD, she spent 1 year in MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab and several research internships in Google DeepMind, IBM Research and Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab. Her research interest is in machine learning and deep learning, with primary focus on trustworthy AI. Her vision is to make the next generation AI systems and deep learning algorithms more robust, reliable, explainable, trustworthy and safer. For more details, please see https://lilywenglab.github.io/.

    Host: Yan Liu

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 306

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Events

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  • AME Seminar

    Mon, Mar 18, 2024 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Rachel Holladay, MIT

    Talk Title: Dexterous Decision-Making for Real-World Robotic Manipulation

    Abstract: For a robot to prepare a meal or clean a room, it must make a large array of decisions, such as what objects to clean first, where to grasp each ingredient and tool, how to open a heavy, overstuffed cabinet, and so on. To enable robots to tackle these tasks, I decompose the problem into two interdependent layers: generating a series of subgoals (i.e., a strategy) and solving for the robot behavior that achieves each of these subgoals. Critically, to accomplish a rich set of manipulation tasks, these subgoal solvers must account for force, motion, deformation, contact, uncertainty and partial observability.My research contributes models and algorithms that enable robots to reason over both the geometry and physics of the world in order to solve long-horizon manipulation tasks. In this talk, I will first discuss how this approach has enabled robots to perform tasks that require reasoning over and exerting force, like opening a childproof medicine bottle with a single arm. Next, I will present an abstraction for the complex physics of frictional pushing and demonstrate its application within the context of in-hand manipulation. Finally, I will illustrate how robots can make robust choices in the face of uncertainty. For example, this empowers robots to reliably chop up fruit of unknown ripeness!

    Biography: Rachel Holladay is a Ph.D. student in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Her research focuses on developing algorithms and models that enable robots to robustly perform long-horizon, contact-rich manipulation tasks in everyday environments. She received her B.S. in Computer Science and Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.

    Host: AME Department

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

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95892885119?pwd=QXZOZUhrcTJRYk5qZzZwVThrTytVZz09

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 406

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95892885119?pwd=QXZOZUhrcTJRYk5qZzZwVThrTytVZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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

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  • Repeating EventHuman Factors in Aviation Safety HFH 24-3

    Tue, Mar 19, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    Humans design, build, operate, and maintain the aviation system. It is no wonder that the majority of aviation accidents and incidents have roots in human factors. With this realization comes the conclusion that quality human factors training is effective in improving safety. This course presents information on human factors in a manner that can be readily understood and applied by aviation practitioners. Emphasis is placed on identifying the causes of human error, predicting how human error can affect performance, and applying countermeasures to reduce or eliminate its effects. The course content follows the subjects recommended in FAA Advisory Circular 120-51E. The course also addresses topics recommended in the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Human Factors Digest No. 3: Training Operational Personnel in Human Factors. The emphasis is from the pilot’s perspective but applies to all phases of aviation operations. The course relies heavily on participation, case studies, demonstrations, self-assessment, and practical exercises.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 960

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AHFH3

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  • Repeating EventAdvanced System Safety Analysis ADVSS 24-1

    Tue, Mar 19, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This course is a continuation of the <a href="https://aviationsafety.usc.edu/courses/system-safety/">System Safety</a> course focused on engineering aspects of the course. The objective is to address advanced issues in system safety analysis and broaden the trainees’ perspective on system safety issues. Engineering methods addressed in the System Safety course are reviewed, and special advanced topics are addressed. Additional methods for system safety analysis are addressed, focusing on the application of these methods.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 960

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AADVSS1

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  • CS Colloquium: Sherry Yang (UC Berkeley) - Decision Making with Internet-Scale Knowledge

    Tue, Mar 19, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Sherry Yang, UC Berkeley

    Talk Title: Decision Making with Internet-Scale Knowledge

    Abstract: Machine learning models pretrained on internet data have acquired broad knowledge about the world but struggle to solve complex tasks that require extended reasoning and planning. Sequential decision making, on the other hand, has empowered AlphaGo’s superhuman performance, but lacks visual, language, and physical knowledge about the world. In this talk, I will present my research towards enabling decision making with internet-scale knowledge. First, I will illustrate how language models and video generation are unified interfaces that can integrate internet knowledge and represent diverse tasks, enabling the creation of a generative simulator to support real-world decision-making. Second, I will discuss my work on designing decision making algorithms that can take advantage of generative language and video models as agents and environments. Combining pretrained models with decision making algorithms can effectively enable a wide range of applications such as developing chatbots, learning robot policies, and discovering novel materials.   This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Sherry is a final year PhD student at UC Berkeley advised by Pieter Abbeel and a senior research scientist at Google DeepMind. Her research aims to develop machine learning models with internet-scale knowledge to make better-than-human decisions. To this end, she has developed techniques for generative modeling and representation learning from large-scale vision, language, and structured data, coupled with developing algorithms for sequential decision making such as imitation learning, planning, and reinforcement learning. Sherry initiated and led the Foundation Models for Decision Making workshop at NeurIPS 2022 and 2023, bringing together research communities in vision, language, planning, and reinforcement learning to solve complex decision making tasks at scale.  Before her current role, Sherry received her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from MIT advised by Patrick Winston and Julian Shun.

    Host: Dani Yogatama

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 136

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Faculty Affairs

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  • Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Tue, Mar 19, 2024 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Wilson Wong, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering an Allen Distinguished Investigator

    Talk Title: Engineering Vaccines, Cell and GeneTherapies using Synthetic Biology

    Abstract: In this seminar, I will share with you some of the work that my trainees and colleagues have done on using synthetic biology in various areas, such as foundational circuit engineering, cellular immunotherapy, and vaccines.  I will discuss our work on improving the specificity and safety of CAR T cell therapy against cancer using synthetic biology and biomaterials.  I will also share our recent discovery on engineering self-amplifying RNA with reduced innate immune response and improved protein expression, leading to a highly potent COVID-19 vaccine as demonstrated in a lethal live virus challenge in mice.

    Biography: Dr. Wilson Wong is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and an Allen Distinguished Investigator at Boston University.  He is an expert in immune cell engineering and synthetic biology for therapeutic applications. Dr. Wong’s research has been published in numerous high-impact journals, including Nature, Nature Biotechnology, Cell, and PNAS. Dr. Wong has been recognized with multiple academic career awards, including the NIH New Innovator Award, the ACS Synthetic Biology Young Investigator Award, the NSF CAREER Award, and the Allen Distinguished Investigator Award.  He has co-founded three companies, with one in the clinical stage. Dr. Wong has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Wong completed his postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Professor Wendell Lim at the University of California, San Francisco.

    Host: Peter Wang

    Location: Corwin D. Denney Research Center (DRB) - 145

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Carla Stanard

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  • DEN@Viterbi: How to Apply Virtual Info Session

    Tue, Mar 19, 2024 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    DEN@Viterbi, 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. 

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/weblink/register/r7a895a38201c8efe49db7ed6e881f7f2

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

    Event Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/weblink/register/r7a895a38201c8efe49db7ed6e881f7f2

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  • CAIS Webinar: Shifting the Frame: The Labors of ImageNet and AI Data

    Tue, Mar 19, 2024 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Alex Hanna, Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR)

    Talk Title: Shifting the Frame: The Labors of ImageNet and AI Data

    Abstract: Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies like ChatGPT, Stable Diffusion, and LaMDA have led a multi-billion dollar industry in generative AI, and a potentially much larger industry in AI more generally. However, these technologies would not exist were it not for the immense amount of data mined to make them run, low-paid and exploited annotation labor required for labeling and content moderation, and questionable arrangements around consent to use these data. Although datasets used to train and evaluate commercial models are often obscured from view under the shroud of trade secrecy, we can learn a great deal about these systems by interrogating certain publicly available datasets which are considered foundational in academic AI research.
     
    In this talk, I investigate a single dataset, ImageNet. It is not an understatement to say that without ImageNet, we may not have the current wave of deep learning techniques which power nearly all modern AI technologies. I begin from three vantage points: the histories of ImageNet from the perspective of its curators and its linguistic predecessor WordNet, the testimony of the data annotators which labeled millions of ImageNet images, and the data subjects and the creators of the images within ImageNet. Academically, I situate this analysis within a larger theory and practice of infrastructure studies. Practically, I point to a vision for technology which is not based on practices of unrestricted data mining, exploited labor, and the use of images without meaningful consent.
     
    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Dr. Alex Hanna is Director of Research at the Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR). A sociologist by training, her work centers on the data used in new computational technologies, and the ways in which these data exacerbate racial, gender, and class inequality. She also works in the area of social movements, focusing on the dynamics of anti-racist campus protest in the US and Canada. She holds a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics and a BA in Sociology from Purdue University, and an MS and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
     
    Dr. Hanna has published widely in top-tier venues across the social sciences, including the journals Mobilization, American Behavioral Scientist, and Big Data & Society, and top-tier computer science conferences such as CSCW, FAccT, and NeurIPS. Dr. Hanna serves as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Applied Transgender Studies, and sits on the advisory board for the Human Rights Data Analysis Group and the Scholars Council for the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry.
     
    She is a receipient of the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s Forward Award, has been included on FastCompany’s Queer 50 and Go Magazine’s Women We Love lists, and has been featured in the Cal Academy of Sciences New Science exhibit, which highlights queer and trans scientists of color.
     
    With Emily M. Bender, Dr. Hanna runs the Mystery AI Hype Theater 3000 series, playfully and wickedly tearing apart AI hype for a live audience online on Twitch and on their podcast.

    Host: CAIS

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_55A1tH2qQySQXOz-rXbc4A

    Location: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_55A1tH2qQySQXOz-rXbc4A

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Julia Mittenberg-Beirao

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_55A1tH2qQySQXOz-rXbc4A

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  • ECE-EP Seminar - Yue (Joyce) Jiang, Tuesday, March 19th at 2pm in EEB 248

    Tue, Mar 19, 2024 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Yue (Joyce) Jiang, JILA, University of Colorado Boulder

    Talk Title: Exploring Quantum Harmony between Superconducting Circuits & Cold Atoms

    Series: ECE-EP Seminar

    Abstract: Join me in this talk as I share my research journey in quantum information science, transitioning from cold atoms to superconducting circuits and exploring their harmonious collaboration in advancing quantum science and technology. In the first part, I will discuss the demonstration of a quantum-enhanced sensing technique at microwave frequencies using superconducting circuits to accelerate the search for weak signals arising from physics beyond the Standard Model, with a specific focus on axion dark matter searches. Shifting gears in the second part, we will delve into quantum optics experiments that utilize the nonlinear interaction between the cold atomic ensemble and optical photons, unveiling the fascinating realm of non- Hermitian quantum optics. Wrapping up, we will explore the exciting science that leverages the strengths of both systems, utilizing superconducting-atomic hybrid systems to bridge the gap between quantum information science in microwave and optical frequencies.

    Biography: Yue (Joyce) Jiang is a postdoctoral research associate at JILA. She earned her Ph.D. in Physics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology under the guidance of Prof. Shengwang Du in 2020, focusing on studying the nonlinear interaction between photons and laser-cooled atomic ensembles. Currently at JILA, she works with Prof. Konrad Lehnert on developing quantum-enhanced sensing techniques for weak signal detection using superconducting circuits.

    Host: ECE-EP

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93212540080?pwd=ODI5cXJ2N0RQQW9CNE9MQW5Ea3A0dz09

    More Information: Yue (Joyce) Jiang Seminar Announcement.pdf

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93212540080?pwd=ODI5cXJ2N0RQQW9CNE9MQW5Ea3A0dz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski

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  • Epstein Institute, ISE 651 Seminar Class

    Tue, Mar 19, 2024 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Gokce Dayanikli, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    Talk Title: TBD

    Host: Dr. Renyuan Xu

    Location: Social Sciences Building (SOS) - SOS Building, B2

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • Clune Construction Trojan Talk

    Tue, Mar 19, 2024 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Come meet us and learn how to build your career in construction! 
    Clune Construction is a national, employee-owned general contractor, with more than 700 talented professionals located in seven offices across the U.S.  We employ some of the most talented people in the construction industry to meet our clients expectations of the highest level of service. It is Clune's mission to provide exceptional construction services to our clients and business partners and deliver results which always exceed expectations.
    Tuesday, March 19th 
    5-6 pm 
    Ronald Tutor Hall (RTH) Room 211 
     
    Please click on the links below to learn more about our company and careers in construction. 
    What We Build
    Capabilities
    Careers
    Internship Program
     
    Target majors: Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Information Technology, Construction

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventHuman Factors in Aviation Safety HFH 24-3

    Wed, Mar 20, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    Humans design, build, operate, and maintain the aviation system. It is no wonder that the majority of aviation accidents and incidents have roots in human factors. With this realization comes the conclusion that quality human factors training is effective in improving safety. This course presents information on human factors in a manner that can be readily understood and applied by aviation practitioners. Emphasis is placed on identifying the causes of human error, predicting how human error can affect performance, and applying countermeasures to reduce or eliminate its effects. The course content follows the subjects recommended in FAA Advisory Circular 120-51E. The course also addresses topics recommended in the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Human Factors Digest No. 3: Training Operational Personnel in Human Factors. The emphasis is from the pilot’s perspective but applies to all phases of aviation operations. The course relies heavily on participation, case studies, demonstrations, self-assessment, and practical exercises.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 960

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AHFH3

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  • Repeating EventAdvanced System Safety Analysis ADVSS 24-1

    Wed, Mar 20, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This course is a continuation of the <a href="https://aviationsafety.usc.edu/courses/system-safety/">System Safety</a> course focused on engineering aspects of the course. The objective is to address advanced issues in system safety analysis and broaden the trainees’ perspective on system safety issues. Engineering methods addressed in the System Safety course are reviewed, and special advanced topics are addressed. Additional methods for system safety analysis are addressed, focusing on the application of these methods.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 960

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AADVSS1

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  • Repeating EventEiS Communications Hub Drop-In Hours

    Wed, Mar 20, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Viterbi Ph.D. students are invited to stop by the EiS Communications Hub for one-on-one instruction for their academic and professional communications tasks. All instruction is provided by Viterbi faculty at the Engineering in Society Program.

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

    Audiences: Viterbi Ph.D. Students

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    Contact: Helen Choi

    Event Link: https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home?authuser=0

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  • Repeating EventEiS Communications Hub Drop-In Hours

    Wed, Mar 20, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Engineering in Society Program

    Student Activity


    Drop-in hours for writing and speaking support for Viterbi Ph.D. students

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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

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  • CS Colloquium: Mengyuan Li (MIT) - Confidential Computing and Trusted Execution Environment: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Future

    Wed, Mar 20, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Mengyuan Li, MIT

    Talk Title: Confidential Computing and Trusted Execution Environment: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Future

    Abstract: Confidential Computing, or Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), represents a cutting-edge design in server-grade CPUs. This technology acts as a protective shield for cloud tasks, safeguarding the confidentiality and integrity of cloud workloads against a range of threats, including attacks from privileged software, physical attackers, and untrustworthy hypervisors. As the demand for secure private data handling continues to rise, the adoption of Confidential Computing has become widespread across various industries. Evidence of this includes the adoption of TEE in server-grade CPUs from major vendors like Intel, AMD, and ARM. Furthermore, leading cloud service providers, such as AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and IBM Cloud, now offer commercial Confidential Computing services.
     
    In this talk, I will outline my contributions to the study of complex, heterogeneous Confidential Computing systems. I will share my insights into two real-world vulnerabilities we uncovered within commercial Confidential Computing systems, along with our joint efforts with CPU manufacturers to address these issues in the latest server-grade CPUs. At the hardware design level, I will discuss a novel ciphertext side-channel attack targeting hardware-accelerated memory encryption, which is a crucial hardware feature to protect the memory of cloud workloads. Moving to the software system design level, I will illustrate how inadequately designed TEE operating systems can pose a threat to the security of Confidential VMs. Finally, I will outline my ongoing efforts and future directions in enhancing the security and effectiveness of Confidential Computing and my research vision towards building secure and performant hardware systems.     
     
    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Mengyuan Li is a postdoctoral researcher at CSAIL, MIT, under the guidance of Prof. Mengjia Yan. His research focuses on bringing security and trust to hardware systems, with a recent concentration in Confidential Cloud Computing and Trusted Execution Environments. To this end, he has identified real-world hardware vulnerabilities in commodity CPUs, which have been acknowledged by manufacturers through hardware CVEs and several security bulletins. Additionally, he has collaborated closely with industry teams such as AMD, Intel, WolfSSL, and Alibaba Cloud to develop mitigations and design commercial trustworthy hardware systems. His research findings have been published in top security and privacy venues, including S&P, Usenix Security, and CCS, and have been recognized by the CCS 2021 Best Paper Runner-up Award. Before MIT, Mengyuan earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University (OSU) in 2022.

    Host: Seo Jin Park

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Faculty Affairs

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Mar 20, 2024 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


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

    Location: Hedco Neurosciences Building (HNB) - 107

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS Chair

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  • How to Search for a Job in Today’s Digital Age

    Wed, Mar 20, 2024 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS EVENT WILL BE HOSTED HYBRID: IN-PERSON & ONLINE SIMULTANEOUSLY Zoom link: https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtduquqT8pHtJvtZs8at8XEZCbaNBjyFzd Learn about how recruitment has changed in this virtual environment and review best practices by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners. For more information about all workshops, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtduquqT8pHtJvtZs8at8XEZCbaNBjyFzd

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Mar 20, 2024 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Pedro Saenz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Host: AME Department

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

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95892885119?pwd=QXZOZUhrcTJRYk5qZzZwVThrTytVZz09

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95892885119?pwd=QXZOZUhrcTJRYk5qZzZwVThrTytVZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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

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  • Repeating EventHuman Factors in Aviation Safety HFH 24-3

    Thu, Mar 21, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    Humans design, build, operate, and maintain the aviation system. It is no wonder that the majority of aviation accidents and incidents have roots in human factors. With this realization comes the conclusion that quality human factors training is effective in improving safety. This course presents information on human factors in a manner that can be readily understood and applied by aviation practitioners. Emphasis is placed on identifying the causes of human error, predicting how human error can affect performance, and applying countermeasures to reduce or eliminate its effects. The course content follows the subjects recommended in FAA Advisory Circular 120-51E. The course also addresses topics recommended in the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Human Factors Digest No. 3: Training Operational Personnel in Human Factors. The emphasis is from the pilot’s perspective but applies to all phases of aviation operations. The course relies heavily on participation, case studies, demonstrations, self-assessment, and practical exercises.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 960

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AHFH3

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  • Repeating EventAdvanced System Safety Analysis ADVSS 24-1

    Thu, Mar 21, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This course is a continuation of the <a href="https://aviationsafety.usc.edu/courses/system-safety/">System Safety</a> course focused on engineering aspects of the course. The objective is to address advanced issues in system safety analysis and broaden the trainees’ perspective on system safety issues. Engineering methods addressed in the System Safety course are reviewed, and special advanced topics are addressed. Additional methods for system safety analysis are addressed, focusing on the application of these methods.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 960

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AADVSS1

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  • CS Colloquium: Andrew Ilyas (MIT) - Making machine learning predictably reliable

    Thu, Mar 21, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Andrew Ilyas, MIT

    Talk Title: Making machine learning predictably reliable

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Despite ML models' impressive performance, training and deploying them is currently a somewhat messy endeavor. But does it have to be? In this talk, I overview my work on making ML “predictably reliable”---enabling developers to know when their models will work, when they will fail, and why.To begin, we use a case study of adversarial inputs to show that human intuition can be a poor predictor of how ML models operate. Motivated by this, we present a line of work that aims to develop a precise understanding of the ML pipeline, combining statistical tools with large-scale experiments to characterize the role of each individual design choice: from how to collect data, to what dataset to train on, to what learning algorithm to use.
     
    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Andrew Ilyas is a PhD student in Computer Science at MIT, where he is advised by Aleksander Madry and Constantinos Daskalakis. His research aims to improve the reliability and predictability of machine learning systems. He was previously supported by an Open Philanthropy AI Fellowship.

    Host: Vatsal Sharan

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 136

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Faculty Affairs

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  • NL Seminar -The Data Provenance Initiative: A Large Scale Audit of Dataset Licensing & Attribution in AI

    Thu, Mar 21, 2024 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Anthony Chen and Shayne Longpre, MIT

    Talk Title: The Data Provenance Initiative: A Large Scale Audit of Dataset Licensing & Attribution in AI

    Abstract: REMINDER: This talk will be a live presentation only, it will not be recorded.  Meeting hosts only admit guests that they know to the Zoom meeting. Hence, you’re highly encouraged to use your USC account to sign into Zoom. If you’re an outside visitor, please provide your: Full Name, Title and Name of Workplace to (nlg-seminar-host(at)isi.edu) beforehand so we’ll be aware of your attendance. Also, let us know if you plan to attend in-person or virtually. More Info for NL Seminars can be found at: https://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

    Biography: hayne Longpre is a PhD candidate at MIT with a focus on data-centric AI, language models, and their societal impact. If speakers approve to be recorded for this NL Seminar talk, it will be posted on our USC/ISI YouTube page within 1-2 business days: https://www.youtube.com/user/USCISI. Subscribe here to learn more about upcoming seminars: https://www.isi.edu/events/

    Host: Jon May and Justin Cho

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

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97958903455

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual and ISI-Conf Rm#689

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97958903455

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

    Event Link: https://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

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  • Virtual Trojan Talk with Enterprise Mobility

    Thu, Mar 21, 2024 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Trojans, come learn about Enterprise Mobility and the amazing career opportunities we have offer. You’ll learn about the origins of the company, our founding values, philanthropy and our award winning business management trainee program. 
    This information session will take place on Thursday, March 21st at 12pm (PST) via Zoom.
     
    RSVP in connectSC events by clicking the “Attend” button and through the employer link: 
    Please register for the event HERE
     
    If you have any questions, please email me at karen.gerstenacker@em.com

    Location: Virtual Event

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

    Event Link: http://tinyurl.com/yu7uv3az

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  • PhD Thesis Defense - Kushal Chawla

    Thu, Mar 21, 2024 @ 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    University Calendar


    PhD Defense - Kushal Chawla  
     
    Title: Computational Foundations for Mixed-Motive Human-Machine Dialogue  
     
    Committee Members:   Gale Lucas (Chair), Jonathan Gratch, Jonathan May, Peter Kim, Maja Mataric  
     
    Abstract:    Success in a mixed-motive interaction demands a balance between self-serving and other-serving behaviors. For instance, in a typical negotiation, a player must balance maximizing their own goals with the goals of their partner so as to come to an agreement. If the player asks for too much, this can push the partner to walk away without an agreement, hence, hurting the outcomes for all the parties involved. Such interactions are ubiquitous in everyday life, from deciding who performs household chores to customer support and high-stakes business deals. Consequently, AI tools capable of comprehending and participating in such mixed-motive or other social influence interactions (such as argumentation or therapy) find broad applications in pedagogy and conversational AI.  
     
    In this thesis, we present our foundational work for enabling mixed-motive human-machine dialogue. I will discuss our progress in three key areas: 1) The design of a novel task and dataset of grounded human-human negotiations that has fueled our investigations into the impact of emotion expression and linguistic strategies, 2) Techniques for mixed motive dialogue systems that learn to strike a balance between self and partner interests, and 3) Promoting a research community for dedicated efforts and discussion in this area.      
     
     
    https://usc.zoom.us/j/96411089883?pwd=WDNuMjF1NDNTTXV5cDdGaWJzOG9Gdz09

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 110

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Events

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96411089883?pwd=WDNuMjF1NDNTTXV5cDdGaWJzOG9Gdz09

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  • Human Factors in Aviation Safety HFH 24-3

    Fri, Mar 22, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    Humans design, build, operate, and maintain the aviation system. It is no wonder that the majority of aviation accidents and incidents have roots in human factors. With this realization comes the conclusion that quality human factors training is effective in improving safety. This course presents information on human factors in a manner that can be readily understood and applied by aviation practitioners. Emphasis is placed on identifying the causes of human error, predicting how human error can affect performance, and applying countermeasures to reduce or eliminate its effects. The course content follows the subjects recommended in FAA Advisory Circular 120-51E. The course also addresses topics recommended in the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Human Factors Digest No. 3: Training Operational Personnel in Human Factors. The emphasis is from the pilot’s perspective but applies to all phases of aviation operations. The course relies heavily on participation, case studies, demonstrations, self-assessment, and practical exercises.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 960

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AHFH3

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  • Advanced System Safety Analysis ADVSS 24-1

    Fri, Mar 22, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This course is a continuation of the System Safety course focused on engineering aspects of the course. The objective is to address advanced issues in system safety analysis and broaden the trainees’ perspective on system safety issues. Engineering methods addressed in the System Safety course are reviewed, and special advanced topics are addressed. Additional methods for system safety analysis are addressed, focusing on the application of these methods.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 960

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AADVSS1

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  • Repeating EventEiS Communications Hub Drop-In Hours

    Fri, Mar 22, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Viterbi Ph.D. students are invited to stop by the EiS Communications Hub for one-on-one instruction for their academic and professional communications tasks. All instruction is provided by Viterbi faculty at the Engineering in Society Program.

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

    Audiences: Viterbi Ph.D. Students

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    Contact: Helen Choi

    Event Link: https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home?authuser=0

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  • Repeating EventEiS Communications Hub Drop-In Hours

    Fri, Mar 22, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Engineering in Society Program

    Student Activity


    Drop-in hours for writing and speaking support for Viterbi Ph.D. students

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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

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  • Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Fri, Mar 22, 2024 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Tejai Desai, Ph.D., The Sorensen Family Dean of Engineering Brown University

    Talk Title: Therapeutic Biomaterials: Engineering Material Structure to Modulate Biologic Delivery

    Abstract: The ability to deliver therapeutics within and across biologic barriers is a much sought after goal.   In this talk, I will discuss our recent work in developing nanostructured materials for biologic delivery as well as injectable micro/nanoscale materials for the reduction of fibrosis and immune activation.  By incorporating micro and nanoscale features into biomaterials, one can modulate properties such as tissue permeability, matrix production, and cell activation.  The understanding of how small-scale topographies can influence the biological microenvironment allows us to design platforms for applications in therapeutic delivery and tissue regeneration. Micro and nanostructured materials can add functionality to current drug delivery platforms while becoming an enabling technology leading to new basic discoveries in the pharmaceutical and biological sciences

    Biography: Tejal A. Desai assumed the role of Sorensen Family Dean of Engineering at Brown University, effective September 1, 2022. An accomplished biomedical engineer and academic leader, Desai’s research spans multiple disciplines including materials engineering, cell biology, tissue engineering, and pharmacological delivery systems to develop new therapeutic interventions for disease. She seeks to design new platforms, enabled by advances in micro and nanotechnology, to overcome challenges in therapeutic delivery.
    With more than 260 peer-reviewed articles and patents, Desai’s research has earned her numerous recognitions including Technology Review’s Top 100 Young Innovators, Popular Science’s Brilliant 10 and the Dawson Biotechnology Award. She served as president of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering from 2020 to 2022 and is a fellow of AIMBE, IAMBE, CRS, and BMES. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2015, the National Academy of Inventors in 2019, and to the National Academy of Engineering in 2024.  Desai was also awarded the 2023 Robert A. Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award at the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting — the highest honor the organization can bestow upon an individual who has demonstrated impactful leadership and accomplishments in biomedical engineering science and practice.
    Prior to coming to Brown, she was the Deborah Cowan Endowed Professor of the Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); and Professor in Residence, Department of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley (UCB). She served as director of the NIH training grant for the Joint UCSF/UCB Graduate Program in Bioengineering for over 15 years and founding director of the UCSF/UCB Master’s Program in Translational Medicine. She was also chair of the department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at UCSF from 2014-2021 and the Inaugural Director of the UCSF Engineering and Applied Sciences Initiative known as HIVE (Health Innovation Via Engineering).
    A vocal advocate for education and outreach to historically underrepresented groups in STEM, Desai’s work to break down institutional barriers to equity and cultivate a climate of inclusion has earned numerous honors and awards, including the AWIS Judith Poole Award in Mentorship, the 2021 UCSF Chancellors Award for the Advancement of Women, and the 2022 Controlled Release Woman in Science Award. As president of AIMBE (2020-2022), she led advocacy efforts for increased scientific funding and addressing workforce disparities in science/engineering. To foster the next generation of scientists, she was involved in the SF Science Education partnership and has worked with outreach organizations such as the Lawrence Hall of Science, PBS, and the UN Women’s council to develop hand-on exhibits and videos related to nanotechnology and women in engineering.

    Host: Eunji Chung

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 100B

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Carla Stanard

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  • WIE Leadership Conference- Beyond the Glass Ceiling

    Sat, Mar 23, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    At this insightful conference, we'll delve into the theme of "Beyond the Glass Ceiling," focusing on breaking through limitations, challenging stereotypes, and reaching new horizons in the engineering industry.

    Discover New Horizons:

    *Network with trailblazing women engineers, industry leaders, and mentors who have defied convention and risen to the top.
    *Engage in interactive workshops and skill-building sessions designed to equip you with the tools and strategies to navigate challenges and seize opportunities.
    *Gain valuable insights and perspectives from keynote speakers who have shattered the glass ceiling and paved the way for future generations of women in engineering.
    *Forge meaningful connections and build a supportive community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for engineering and ambition for success.

    Location: Sign into EngageSC to View Location

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Thelma Federico Zaragoza

    Event Link: https://engage.usc.edu/WIE/rsvp?id=395746

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  • Repeating EventGas Turbine Engine Accident Investigation GTAI 24-2

    Mon, Mar 25, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This specialized accident investigation course is directed to fixed-wing turbojet and turboprop as well as turbine-powered rotary-wing aircraft. The course examines specific turbine engine investigation methods and provides technical information related to material factors and metallurgical failure investigation. This is a fundamental accident investigation course. Individuals with many years of engine investigations may find this course too basic. It is assumed that the attendee has a basic understanding of jet engines.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 960

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AGTAI2

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  • Repeating EventHelicopter Accident Investigation HAI 24-2

    Mon, Mar 25, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    The course examines the investigation of helicopter accidents to include processes used to determine the cause. The course includes interactive lectures, various case studies, examination of component wreckage in the classroom, and helicopter wreckage examination in the laboratory. The course includes an examination of helicopter rotor systems, controls, performance variables, flight hazards, and material characteristics involved in helicopter operations and accidents. Although Aircraft Accident Investigation (AAI) is not a prerequisite, it is assumed that the attendee has either completed AAI or has some previous experience in aircraft accident investigation.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 920

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    View All Dates

    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AHAI2

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  • Repeating EventEiS Communications Hub Drop-In Hours

    Mon, Mar 25, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Viterbi Ph.D. students are invited to stop by the EiS Communications Hub for one-on-one instruction for their academic and professional communications tasks. All instruction is provided by Viterbi faculty at the Engineering in Society Program.

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

    Audiences: Viterbi Ph.D. Students

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    Contact: Helen Choi

    Event Link: https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home?authuser=0

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  • Repeating EventEiS Communications Hub Drop-In Hours

    Mon, Mar 25, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Engineering in Society Program

    Student Activity


    Drop-in hours for writing and speaking support for Viterbi Ph.D. students

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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

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  • CS Colloquium: Junzhe Zhang (Columbia University) - Towards Causal Reinforcement Learning

    Mon, Mar 25, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Zunzhe Zhang, Columbia University

    Talk Title: Towards Causal Reinforcement Learning

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Causal inference provides a set of principles and tools that allows one to combine data and knowledge about an environment to reason with questions of a counterfactual nature - i.e., what would have happened if the reality had been different - even when no data of this unrealized reality is currently available. Reinforcement learning provides a collection of methods that allows the agent to reason about optimal decision-making under uncertainty by trial and error - i.e., what would the consequences (e.g., subsequent rewards, states) be had the action been different? While these two disciplines have evolved independently and with virtually no interaction, they operate over various aspects of the same building block, i.e., counterfactual reasoning, making them umbilically connected.
     
    This talk will present a unified theoretical framework, called causal reinforcement learning, that explores the nuanced interplays between causal inference and reinforcement learning. I will discuss a recent breakthrough in partial identification that allows one to infer unknown causal effects from a combination of model assumptions and available data. Delving deeper, I will then demonstrate how this method could be applicable to address some practical challenges in classic reinforcement learning tasks, including robust off-policy evaluation from confounded observations and accelerating online learning with offline data.
     
     
    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Junzhe Zhang is a postdoctoral research scientist in the Causal AI lab at Columbia University. He obtained his doctoral degree in Computer Science at Columbia University, advised by Elias Bareinboim. His research centers on causal inference theory and its applications in reinforcement learning, algorithmic fairness, and explainability. His works have been selected for oral presentations in top refereed venues such as NeurIPS.

    Host: Sven Koenig

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Faculty Affairs

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  • Repeating EventGas Turbine Engine Accident Investigation GTAI 24-2

    Tue, Mar 26, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This specialized accident investigation course is directed to fixed-wing turbojet and turboprop as well as turbine-powered rotary-wing aircraft. The course examines specific turbine engine investigation methods and provides technical information related to material factors and metallurgical failure investigation. This is a fundamental accident investigation course. Individuals with many years of engine investigations may find this course too basic. It is assumed that the attendee has a basic understanding of jet engines.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 960

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    View All Dates

    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AGTAI2

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  • Repeating EventHelicopter Accident Investigation HAI 24-2

    Tue, Mar 26, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    The course examines the investigation of helicopter accidents to include processes used to determine the cause. The course includes interactive lectures, various case studies, examination of component wreckage in the classroom, and helicopter wreckage examination in the laboratory. The course includes an examination of helicopter rotor systems, controls, performance variables, flight hazards, and material characteristics involved in helicopter operations and accidents. Although Aircraft Accident Investigation (AAI) is not a prerequisite, it is assumed that the attendee has either completed AAI or has some previous experience in aircraft accident investigation.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 920

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AHAI2

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  • CS Colloquium: Xiang Anthony Chen (UCLA) - Catalyzing AI Advances with Human-Centered Interactive Systems

    Tue, Mar 26, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Xiang Anthony Chen, UCLA

    Talk Title: Catalyzing AI Advances with Human-Centered Interactive Systems

    Abstract: Despite the unprecedented advances in AI, there has always been a gap between how well an AI model performs and how such performance can serve humanity. In this seminar, I will describe my past work to close this gap. Specifically, I develop human-centered interactive systems that catalyze advances in AI to achieve three levels of objectives: aligning with human values, assimilating human intents, and augmenting human abilities. Further, I will discuss my ongoing and future research, focused on AI for scientific discovery, AI with Theory of Mind, and AI-mediated human communication.   This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Xiang ‘Anthony' Chen is an Assistant Professor in UCLA's Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. He received a Ph.D. in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Anthony's area of expertise is Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). His research employs human-centered design methods to build systems that catalyze advances in AI to better serve humanity, supported by NSF CAREER Award, ONR YIP Award, Google Research Scholar Award, Intel Rising Star Award, Hellman Fellowship, NSF CRII Award, and Adobe Ph.D. Fellowship. Anthony’s work has resulted in 55+ publications with three best paper awards and three honorable mentions in top-tier HCI conferences.

    Host: Heather Culbertson

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 136

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Faculty Affairs

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  • Where are the Jobs? Uncovering the Hidden Job Market

    Tue, Mar 26, 2024 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS EVENT WILL BE HOSTED HYBRID: IN-PERSON & ONLINE SIMULTANEOUSLY
    Zoom link: https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArcOutrDkoHtwd36V2fdNrxXPcWfsMmnSl
    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 all workshops, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.
     

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArcOutrDkoHtwd36V2fdNrxXPcWfsMmnSl

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  • CAIS Webinar: Dr. Jessica Ridgway (University of Chicago) - Predictive Analytics for Engagement in HIV Care

    Tue, Mar 26, 2024 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Jessica Ridgway, University of Chicago

    Talk Title: Predictive Analytics for Engagement in HIV Care

    Abstract: Engagement in care is essential for the health of people with HIV, but only half of people with HIV in the U.S. receive regular medical care. Dr. Ridgway will discuss her research utilizing machine learning models based on electronic medical record data to predict engagement in care among people with HIV. She has developed machine learning models using structured data as well as natural language processing of unstructured clinical notes. She will discuss challenges and pitfalls in utilizing electronic medical record data for HIV-related predictive modeling, as well as implications for implementation in clinical practice.
     
    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.

    Biography: Jessica Ridgway, MD, MS, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health and Director of Medical Informatics at the University of Chicago. She is Director of Predictive Analytics for the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination. Her research focuses on utilizing large electronic medical record databases to understand HIV epidemiology across the continuum of care and implementation of clinical informatics interventions to improve HIV care and prevention.

    Host: USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS)

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gEn8OHXBQnmpYiWc9hJimw

    Location: Zoom only - https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gEn8OHXBQnmpYiWc9hJimw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Events

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gEn8OHXBQnmpYiWc9hJimw

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  • Connection and Community - Masters

    Tue, Mar 26, 2024 @ 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Join Women in Engineering for a time to connect, support, and build community together!
    2-3 PM PhD
    3-4 PM Masters
    4-5 PM Undergrads

    If you are not able to make the time indicated for your level join the time that works best for you!

    Location: Sign into EngageSC to View Location

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Thelma Federico Zaragoza

    Event Link: https://engage.usc.edu/WIE/rsvp?id=396064

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  • Connection and Community - UG

    Tue, Mar 26, 2024 @ 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Join Women in Engineering for a time to connect, support, and build community together!
    2-3 PM PhD
    3-4 PM Masters
    4-5 PM Undergrads

    If you are not able to make the time indicated for your level join the time that works best for you!

    Location: Sign into EngageSC to View Location

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Thelma Federico Zaragoza

    Event Link: https://engage.usc.edu/WIE/rsvp?id=396065

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  • Connection and Community - PhD

    Tue, Mar 26, 2024 @ 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Join Women in Engineering for a time to connect, support, and build community together!
    2-3 PM PhD
    3-4 PM Masters
    4-5 PM Undergrads

    If you are not able to make the time indicated for your level join the time that works best for you!

    Location: Sign into EngageSC to View Location

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Thelma Federico Zaragoza

    Event Link: https://engage.usc.edu/WIE/rsvp?id=396066

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  • Epstein Institute, ISE 651 Seminar Class

    Tue, Mar 26, 2024 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Xuan Song, Assistant Professor, James A. Chisman Faculty Fellow, Department of Industrial & Systems Engr, Iowa Technology Institute

    Talk Title: TBD

    Host: Prof. Yong Chen

    Location: Social Sciences Building (SOS) - SOS Building, B2

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • Repeating EventGas Turbine Engine Accident Investigation GTAI 24-2

    Wed, Mar 27, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This specialized accident investigation course is directed to fixed-wing turbojet and turboprop as well as turbine-powered rotary-wing aircraft. The course examines specific turbine engine investigation methods and provides technical information related to material factors and metallurgical failure investigation. This is a fundamental accident investigation course. Individuals with many years of engine investigations may find this course too basic. It is assumed that the attendee has a basic understanding of jet engines.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 960

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    View All Dates

    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AGTAI2

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  • Repeating EventHelicopter Accident Investigation HAI 24-2

    Wed, Mar 27, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    The course examines the investigation of helicopter accidents to include processes used to determine the cause. The course includes interactive lectures, various case studies, examination of component wreckage in the classroom, and helicopter wreckage examination in the laboratory. The course includes an examination of helicopter rotor systems, controls, performance variables, flight hazards, and material characteristics involved in helicopter operations and accidents. Although Aircraft Accident Investigation (AAI) is not a prerequisite, it is assumed that the attendee has either completed AAI or has some previous experience in aircraft accident investigation.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 920

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    View All Dates

    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AHAI2

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  • Repeating EventEiS Communications Hub Drop-In Hours

    Wed, Mar 27, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Viterbi Ph.D. students are invited to stop by the EiS Communications Hub for one-on-one instruction for their academic and professional communications tasks. All instruction is provided by Viterbi faculty at the Engineering in Society Program.

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

    Audiences: Viterbi Ph.D. Students

    View All Dates

    Contact: Helen Choi

    Event Link: https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home?authuser=0

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  • Repeating EventEiS Communications Hub Drop-In Hours

    Wed, Mar 27, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Engineering in Society Program

    Student Activity


    Drop-in hours for writing and speaking support for Viterbi Ph.D. students

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    View All Dates

    Contact: Helen Choi

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

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  • CS Colloquium: TBA

    Wed, Mar 27, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: TBA, TBA

    Talk Title: TBA

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: TBA

    Biography: TBA

    Host: Willie Neiswanger / Xiang Ren

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Faculty Affairs

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Mar 27, 2024 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


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

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

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS Chair

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  • CS Colloquium: Teodora Baluta (National University of Singapore) - New Algorithmic Tools for Rigorous Machine Learning Security Analysis

    Wed, Mar 27, 2024 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Teodora Baluta, National University of Singapore

    Talk Title: New Algorithmic Tools for Rigorous Machine Learning Security Analysis

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Machine learning security is an emerging area with many open questions lacking systematic analysis. In this talk, I will present three new algorithmic tools to address this gap: (1) algebraic proofs; (2) causal reasoning; and (3) sound statistical verification. Algebraic proofs provide the first conceptual mechanism to resolve intellectual property disputes over training data. I show that stochastic gradient descent, the de-facto training procedure for modern neural networks, is a collision-resistant computation under precise definitions. These results open up connections to lattices, which are mathematical tools used for cryptography presently. I will also briefly mention my efforts to analyze causes of empirical privacy attacks and defenses using causal models, and to devise statistical verification procedures with ‘probably approximately correct’ (PAC)-style soundness guarantees.
     
    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Teodora Baluta is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the National University of Singapore. She enjoys working on security problems that are both algorithmic in nature and practically relevant.
    She is one of the EECS Rising Stars 2023, a Google PhD Fellow, a Dean’s Graduate Research Excellence Award recipient and a President’s Graduate Fellowship recipient at NUS. She interned at Google Brain working in the Learning for Code team. Her works are published in security (CCS, NDSS), programming languages/verification conferences (OOPSLA, SAT), and software engineering conferences (ICSE, ESEC/FSE).
    More details are available on her webpage:
    https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://teobaluta.github.io/__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!pCgCXC327otABpiCTruPDSq7pyOXJEWhQ5X0UekIkZhAzt8Q0u0y5QtnemfzYURw7fop1LHm8tR_SY5JCA$ .

    Host: Mukund Raghothaman

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Faculty Affairs

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Mar 27, 2024 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Shima Shahab, Virginia Tech

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

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95892885119?pwd=QXZOZUhrcTJRYk5qZzZwVThrTytVZz09

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95892885119?pwd=QXZOZUhrcTJRYk5qZzZwVThrTytVZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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

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  • Alumni Career Panel & Mixer

    Wed, Mar 27, 2024 @ 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Receptions & Special Events


    Alumni Career Panel & Mixer connects students with Viterbi Alumni and industry professionals. Distinguished Viterbi Alumni will share their career journey, activities they were involved with on-campus, and advice on how they landed their internships & full-time jobs. You will also be able to network with them after the panel and obtain job search tips and suggestions.

    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) -

    Audiences: All Viterbi BS, MS Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventGas Turbine Engine Accident Investigation GTAI 24-2

    Thu, Mar 28, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This specialized accident investigation course is directed to fixed-wing turbojet and turboprop as well as turbine-powered rotary-wing aircraft. The course examines specific turbine engine investigation methods and provides technical information related to material factors and metallurgical failure investigation. This is a fundamental accident investigation course. Individuals with many years of engine investigations may find this course too basic. It is assumed that the attendee has a basic understanding of jet engines.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 960

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    View All Dates

    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AGTAI2

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  • Repeating EventHelicopter Accident Investigation HAI 24-2

    Thu, Mar 28, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    The course examines the investigation of helicopter accidents to include processes used to determine the cause. The course includes interactive lectures, various case studies, examination of component wreckage in the classroom, and helicopter wreckage examination in the laboratory. The course includes an examination of helicopter rotor systems, controls, performance variables, flight hazards, and material characteristics involved in helicopter operations and accidents. Although Aircraft Accident Investigation (AAI) is not a prerequisite, it is assumed that the attendee has either completed AAI or has some previous experience in aircraft accident investigation.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 920

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    View All Dates

    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AHAI2

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  • CS Colloquium: TBA

    Thu, Mar 28, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: TBA, TBA

    Talk Title: TBA

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: TBA

    Biography: TBA

    Host: Yue Zhao

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 136

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Faculty Affairs

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  • Gas Turbine Engine Accident Investigation GTAI 24-2

    Fri, Mar 29, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This specialized accident investigation course is directed to fixed-wing turbojet and turboprop as well as turbine-powered rotary-wing aircraft. The course examines specific turbine engine investigation methods and provides technical information related to material factors and metallurgical failure investigation. This is a fundamental accident investigation course. Individuals with many years of engine investigations may find this course too basic. It is assumed that the attendee has a basic understanding of jet engines.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 960

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AGTAI2

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  • Helicopter Accident Investigation HAI 24-2

    Fri, Mar 29, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    The course examines the investigation of helicopter accidents to include processes used to determine the cause. The course includes interactive lectures, various case studies, examination of component wreckage in the classroom, and helicopter wreckage examination in the laboratory. The course includes an examination of helicopter rotor systems, controls, performance variables, flight hazards, and material characteristics involved in helicopter operations and accidents. Although Aircraft Accident Investigation (AAI) is not a prerequisite, it is assumed that the attendee has either completed AAI or has some previous experience in aircraft accident investigation.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 920

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AHAI2

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  • Repeating EventEiS Communications Hub Drop-In Hours

    Fri, Mar 29, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Viterbi Ph.D. students are invited to stop by the EiS Communications Hub for one-on-one instruction for their academic and professional communications tasks. All instruction is provided by Viterbi faculty at the Engineering in Society Program.

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

    Audiences: Viterbi Ph.D. Students

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    Contact: Helen Choi

    Event Link: https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home?authuser=0

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  • Repeating EventEiS Communications Hub Drop-In Hours

    Fri, Mar 29, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Engineering in Society Program

    Student Activity


    Drop-in hours for writing and speaking support for Viterbi Ph.D. students

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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

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