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  • Repeating EventAircraft Accident Investigation AAI 24-4

    Wed, May 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=24AAAI4

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  • Repeating EventSafety Management for Aviation Maintenance MAINT 24-2

    Wed, May 01, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This course provides supervisors with aviation safety principles and practices needed to manage the problems associated with aircraft maintenance operations. In addition, it prepares attendees to assume safety responsibilities in their areas of operation. It does not teach aircraft maintenance and assumes the attendee has a maintenance background.

    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=24AMAINT2

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  • PhD Dissertation Defense- Basel Shbita

    Wed, May 01, 2024 @ 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Student Activity


    PhD Dissertation Defense- Basel Shbita
    Title: Transforming Unstructured Historical and Geographic Data into Spatio-Temporal Knowledge Graphs
    Committee: Craig A. Knoblock (chair), Cyrus Shahabi, John P. Wilson; Jay Pujara, Yao-Yi Chiang
     
    Abstract: This dissertation presents a comprehensive approach to the transformation, integration and semantic enrichment of historical spatio-temporal data into knowledge graphs. The dissertation encompasses three core contributions: one, the automated generation of knowledge graphs from digitized historical maps for analyzing geographical changes over time; two, the integration of spatial and semantic context embeddings for accurate geo-entity recognition and semantic typing; and three, the creation of a comprehensive knowledge graph for the analysis of historical data from digitized archived records. I introduce innovative methodologies and practical tools to support researchers from diverse fields, enabling them to derive meaningful insights from historical and geographic data. My approach is demonstrated through various applications, such as analyzing geospatial changes over time in USGS (United States Geological Survey) historical maps of transportation networks and wetlands, automatic semantic typing of unlabeled georeferenced spatial entities, and constructing a spatio-temporal knowledge graph from digitized historical mineral mining data. The dissertation combines semantic web technologies, representation learning, and semantic modeling to build comprehensive knowledge graphs that support geospatial and temporal analyses.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Basel Shbita

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97894910088?pwd=ZVQ0VU9lYlJaWTM4V2w5Vk1maEVOQT09

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  • Repeating EventAircraft Accident Investigation AAI 24-4

    Thu, May 02, 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=24AAAI4

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  • Repeating EventSafety Management for Aviation Maintenance MAINT 24-2

    Thu, May 02, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This course provides supervisors with aviation safety principles and practices needed to manage the problems associated with aircraft maintenance operations. In addition, it prepares attendees to assume safety responsibilities in their areas of operation. It does not teach aircraft maintenance and assumes the attendee has a maintenance background.

    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=24AMAINT2

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  • Computational Science Distinguished Seminar Series

    Thu, May 02, 2024 @ 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    USC School of Advanced Computing

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Yannis Kevrekidis, Johns Hopkins University

    Talk Title: No Equations, No Variables, No Space and No Time: Data and the Modeling of Complex Systems

    Abstract: I will give an overview of a research path in data driven modeling of complex systems over the last 30 or so years – from the early days of shallow neural networks and autoencoders for nonlinear dynamical system identification, to the more recent derivation of data driven “emergent” spaces in which to better learn generative PDE laws. In all illustrations presented, I will try to point out connections between the “traditional” numerical analysis we know and love, and the more modern data-driven tools and techniques we now have – and some mathematical questions they hopefully make possible for us to answer.

    Biography: Yannis Kevrekidis studied Chemical Engineering at the National Technical University in Athens. He then followed the steps of many alumni of that department to the University of Minnesota, where he studied with Rutherford Aris and Lanny Schmidt (as well as Don Aronson and Dick McGehee in Math). He was a Director's Fellow at the Center for Nonlinear Studies in Los Alamos in 1985-86 (when Soviets still existed and research funds were plentiful). He then had the good fortune of joining the faculty at Princeton, where he taught Chemical Engineering and also Applied and Computational Mathematics for 31 years; seven years ago he became Emeritus and started fresh at Johns Hopkins (where he somehow is also Professor of Urology). His work always had to do with nonlinear dynamics (from instabilities and bifurcation algorithms to spatiotemporal patterns to data science in the 90s, nonlinear identification, multiscale modeling, and back to data science/ML); and he had the additional good fortune to work with several truly talented experimentalists, like G. Ertl's group in Berlin. Currently -on leave from Hopkins- he works with the Defense Sciences Office at DARPA. When young and promising he was a Packard Fellow, a Presidential Young Investigator and the Ulam Scholar at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He holds the Colburn, CAST Wilhelm and Walker awards of the AIChE, the Crawford and the Reid prizes of SIAM, he is a member of the NAE, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Academy of Athens. 

    Host: The School of Advanced Computing

    More Info: https://sac.usc.edu/events/?hash=1m3nCA4M337

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

    Event Link: https://sac.usc.edu/events/?hash=1m3nCA4M337

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  • Machine Learning Center Seminar

    Thu, May 02, 2024 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Pengtao Xie , Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - University of California, San Diego

    Talk Title: Foundation Models and Generative AI for Medical Imaging Segmentation in Ultra-Low Data Regimes

    Abstract: Semantic segmentation of medical images is pivotal in disease diagnosis and treatment planning. While deep learning has excelled in automating this task, a major hurdle is the need for numerous annotated masks, which are resource-intensive to produce due to the required expertise and time. This scenario often leads to ultra-low data regimes where annotated images are scarce, challenging the generalization of deep learning models on test images. To address this, we introduce two complementary approaches. One involves developing foundation models. The other involves generating high-fidelity training data consisting of paired segmentation masks and medical images. In the former, our bi-level optimization based method can effectively adapt the general-domain Segment Anything Model (SAM) to the medical domain with just a few medical images. In the latter, our multi-level optimization based method can perform end-to-end generation of high-quality training data from a minimal number of real images. On eight segmentation tasks involving various diseases, organs, and imaging modalities, our methods demonstrate strong generalization performance in both in-domain and out-of-domain settings. Our methods require 8-12 times less training data than baselines to achieve comparable performance.

    Biography: Pengtao Xie is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California San Diego. His research interest lies in machine learning for healthcare. His PhD thesis was selected as a top-5 finalist for the Doctoral Dissertation Award of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). He was recognized as Global Top-100 Chinese Young Scholars in Artificial Intelligence by Baidu, Tencent AI-Lab Faculty Award, Innovator Award by the Pittsburgh Business Times, Amazon AWS Machine Learning Research Award, among others. He serves as an associate editor for the ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare, senior area chair for AAAI, area chairs for ICML and NeurIPS, etc.

    Host: Machine Learning Center

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

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  • DEN@Viterbi - 'Limited Status: How to Get Started' Virtual Info Session

    Thu, May 02, 2024 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    DEN@Viterbi, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join USC Viterbi for our upcoming Limited Status: How to Get Started Virtual Information Session via WebEx to learn about the Limited Status enrollment option. The Limited Status enrollment option allows individuals with an undergraduate degree in engineering or related field, with a 3.0 GPA or above to take courses before applying for formal admission into a Viterbi graduate degree program. USC Viterbi representatives will provide a step-by-step guide for how to get started as a Limited Status student and enroll in courses online via DEN@Viterbi as early as the Summer 2024 semester. 

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/weblink/register/r80d33c78db1dcbf7f1baca0b7fd56d3b

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

    Event Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/weblink/register/r80d33c78db1dcbf7f1baca0b7fd56d3b

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  • Repeating EventAircraft Accident Investigation AAI 24-4

    Fri, May 03, 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=24AAAI4

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  • Safety Management for Aviation Maintenance MAINT 24-2

    Fri, May 03, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This course provides supervisors with aviation safety principles and practices needed to manage the problems associated with aircraft maintenance operations. In addition, it prepares attendees to assume safety responsibilities in their areas of operation. It does not teach aircraft maintenance and assumes the attendee has a maintenance background.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 920

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AMAINT2

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  • PhD Defense- Julie Jiang

    Fri, May 03, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Student Activity


    PhD Defense- Julie Jiang
    Title:  Socially-informed content analysis of online human behavior
    Committee: Emilio Ferrara (CS and Communication, tenure, chair), Kristina Lerman (CS), Marlon Twyman II (Communication, external), Pablo Barberá (Poli Sci)
     

    Abstract: The explosive growth of social media has not only revolutionized communication but also brought challenges such as political polarization, misinformation, hate speech, and echo chambers. This dissertation employs computational social science techniques to investigate these issues, understand the social dynamics driving negative online behaviors, and propose data-driven solutions for healthier digital interactions. I begin by introducing a scalable social network representation learning method that integrates user-generated content with social connections to create unified user embeddings, enabling accurate prediction and visualization of user attributes, communities, and behavioral propensities. Using this tool, I explore three interrelated problems: 1) COVID-19 discourse on Twitter, revealing polarization and asymmetric political echo chambers; 2) online hate speech, suggesting the pursuit of social approval motivates toxic behavior; and 3) moral underpinnings of COVID-19 discussions, uncovering patterns of moral homophily and echo chambers, while also indicating moral diversity and plurality can improve message reach and acceptance across ideological divides. These findings contribute to the advancement of computational social science and provide a foundation for understanding human behavior through the lens of social interactions and network homophily.

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - 104

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Julie Jiang

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/5152754393?pwd=V1pzUnpEc0JtTVZlS0l5R1VMRWlRdz09&omn=91709345144

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  • AI Seminar- Understanding LLMs through their Generative Behavior, Successes and Shortcomings

    Fri, May 03, 2024 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Swabha Swayamdipta, USC

    Talk Title: Understanding LLMs through their Generative Behavior, Successes and Shortcomings

    Series: AI Seminar

    Abstract: Abstract: Generative capabilities of large language models have grown beyond the wildest imagination of the broader AI research community, leading many to speculate whether these successes may be attributed to the training data or model design. I will present some work from my group which sheds light on understanding LLMs by studying their generative behavior, successes and shortcomings. First, I will show that standard inference algorithms work well because of the particular design behind LLMs. Next, I will discuss recently found successes and failures of LLMs on a combination of tasks, requiring world and domain-specific knowledge, linguistic capabilities and awareness of human and social utility. Overall, these findings paint a partial yet complex picture of our understanding of LLMs and provide a guide to the next steps forward.
     
    This event will be recorded.
    It will be posted on our USC/ISI YouTube page within 1-2 business days: https://www.youtube.com/user/USCISI.

    Biography: Swabha Swayamdipta is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and a Gabilan Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California. Her research interests are in natural language processing and machine learning, with a primary interest in the estimation of dataset quality, understanding and evaluation of generative models of language, and using language technologies to understand social behavior. At USC, Swabha leads the Data, Interpretability, Language and Learning (DILL) Lab. She received her PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, followed by a postdoc at the Allen Institute for AI. Her work has received outstanding paper awards at ICML 2022, NeurIPS 2021 and an honorable mention for the best paper at ACL 2020. Her research is supported by awards from the Allen Institute for AI and Intel Labs.

    Host: Jay Pujara and Karen Lake

    More Info: https://www.isi.edu/events/4684/ai-seminar-understanding-llms-through-their-generative-behavior-successes-and-shortcomings/

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95888595423?pwd=VHBLa041dUJWcWx0NEhuYmQrV29ZQT09

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Conf Rm#1135-37

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95888595423?pwd=VHBLa041dUJWcWx0NEhuYmQrV29ZQT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

    Event Link: https://www.isi.edu/events/4684/ai-seminar-understanding-llms-through-their-generative-behavior-successes-and-shortcomings/

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  • Repeating EventAircraft Accident Investigation AAI 24-4

    Mon, May 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=24AAAI4

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  • Repeating EventAircraft Accident Investigation AAI 24-4

    Tue, May 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=24AAAI4

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  • Repeating EventAircraft Accident Investigation AAI 24-4

    Wed, May 08, 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=24AAAI4

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  • Repeating EventAircraft Accident Investigation AAI 24-4

    Thu, May 09, 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=24AAAI4

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  • NL Seminar

    Thu, May 09, 2024 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Tanmay Parekh, UCLA

    Talk Title: TBA

    Series: NL Seminar

    Abstract: *Meeting hosts only admit on-line 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 inform us at (nlg-seminar-host(at)isi.edu) to make us aware of your attendance so we can admit you. Specify if you will attend remotely or in person at least one business day prior to the event Provide your: full name, job title and professional affiliation and arrive at least 10 minutes before the seminar begins. If you do not have access to the 6th Floor for in-person attendance, please check in at the 10th floor main reception desk to register as a visitor and someone will escort you to the conference room location. 

    Biography: Bio-TBA

    Host: Jon May and Justin Cho

    More Info: https://www.isi.edu/research-groups-nlg/nlg-seminars/

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93924756526

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93924756526

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

    Event Link: https://www.isi.edu/research-groups-nlg/nlg-seminars/

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  • Aircraft Accident Investigation AAI 24-4

    Fri, May 10, 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=24AAAI4

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  • AI Seminar- Causal Inference to Inform Curation Practices in Online Platforms

    Fri, May 10, 2024 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Giuseppe Russo, EPFL- Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

    Talk Title: Causal Inference to Inform Curation Practices in Online Platforms

    Abstract: Digital platforms like Facebook, Wikipedia, Amazon, and LinkedIn play a foundational role in our society. They engage in content curation through moderation, recommendations, and monetization efforts, impacting individuals positively or negatively. In this talk, I will highlight the critical need for improving the existing methodologies used in these curation practices. I’ll make a case for the essential role of academic research in shaping policy and establishing best practices, drawing on two significant projects from my doctoral research.
     
    First, I will delve into an observational study on Reddit that uncovered a mechanism potentially driving the proliferation of extremist communities online. Following that, I will detail the outcomes of a study assessing the impact of removing entire extremist groups from Reddit. To conclude, I will examine potential research paths aimed at improving digital platforms, with a special focus on both the promises and challenges introduced by the emergence of generative AI technologies. My research demonstrates that investigating the direct effects of content curation practices with rigor can significantly enhance the quality of online platforms.

    Biography: I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at EPFL, guided by Professor Robert West. My research spans causal inference, machine learning, and the broader impacts of AI on both society and individuals. Currently, my focus is on understanding the effects of content moderation in online social networks. My research extends to the  applying causal methods to decision-making processes related to health and sustainability.
     
    I earned both my PhD and MSc from ETH Zurich, under the mentorship of Professor Frank Schweitzer, and completed my Bachelor's degree at the Politecnico di Milano. My work has been showcased at several academic conferences, including ACL, EMNLP, ICWSM, WWW, and IC2S2. Notably, it has been featured in the enlightening talk series at the International Conference of Computational Social Science (IC2S2).

    Host: Fred Mortatter and Pete Zamar

    More Info: https://www.isi.edu/events/4871/ai-seminar-causal-inference-to-inform-curation-practices-in-online-platforms/

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wV7p-C8-TF-MIyBOce7N4w

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual Only

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wV7p-C8-TF-MIyBOce7N4w

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

    Event Link: https://www.isi.edu/events/4871/ai-seminar-causal-inference-to-inform-curation-practices-in-online-platforms/

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  • Repeating EventSeMS Aviation Security Management Systems AVSEC 24-2

    Mon, May 13, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This course is designed for individuals responsible for managing and implementing aviation security measures at medium to small-size aircraft operators, all airports, and Indirect Air Carriers (IACs). The course applies the fundamentals of SMS (hazard identification, risk assessment, and mitigation of risk) to aviation security. It demonstrates how to conduct a risk-based security program that builds upon national and international standards and requirements. The course presents the PRIFISE operational risk assessment tool as a framework for meeting emerging security threats. As cyber security has become a more important issue, this course has been extended to include a half-day on cyber security. Note: This is a non-SSI course.

    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=24AAVSEC2

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  • Repeating EventSoftware Safety SFT 24-2

    Mon, May 13, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    Software requires special attention in system planning, architecture, design, and testing. This course presents philosophies and methods of developing and analyzing software and highlights managing a software safety program. Software design principles will be taught to create fault-tolerant and acceptably safe programs. Several software hazard analysis methods will be evaluated, including Fault Tree/Soft Tree, Software Sneak Analysis, and Petri Nets.

    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=24ASFT2

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  • Repeating EventSeMS Aviation Security Management Systems AVSEC 24-2

    Tue, May 14, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This course is designed for individuals responsible for managing and implementing aviation security measures at medium to small-size aircraft operators, all airports, and Indirect Air Carriers (IACs). The course applies the fundamentals of SMS (hazard identification, risk assessment, and mitigation of risk) to aviation security. It demonstrates how to conduct a risk-based security program that builds upon national and international standards and requirements. The course presents the PRIFISE operational risk assessment tool as a framework for meeting emerging security threats. As cyber security has become a more important issue, this course has been extended to include a half-day on cyber security. Note: This is a non-SSI course.

    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=24AAVSEC2

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  • Repeating EventSoftware Safety SFT 24-2

    Tue, May 14, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    Software requires special attention in system planning, architecture, design, and testing. This course presents philosophies and methods of developing and analyzing software and highlights managing a software safety program. Software design principles will be taught to create fault-tolerant and acceptably safe programs. Several software hazard analysis methods will be evaluated, including Fault Tree/Soft Tree, Software Sneak Analysis, and Petri Nets.

    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=24ASFT2

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  • Repeating EventSeMS Aviation Security Management Systems AVSEC 24-2

    Wed, May 15, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This course is designed for individuals responsible for managing and implementing aviation security measures at medium to small-size aircraft operators, all airports, and Indirect Air Carriers (IACs). The course applies the fundamentals of SMS (hazard identification, risk assessment, and mitigation of risk) to aviation security. It demonstrates how to conduct a risk-based security program that builds upon national and international standards and requirements. The course presents the PRIFISE operational risk assessment tool as a framework for meeting emerging security threats. As cyber security has become a more important issue, this course has been extended to include a half-day on cyber security. Note: This is a non-SSI course.

    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=24AAVSEC2

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  • Repeating EventSoftware Safety SFT 24-2

    Wed, May 15, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    Software requires special attention in system planning, architecture, design, and testing. This course presents philosophies and methods of developing and analyzing software and highlights managing a software safety program. Software design principles will be taught to create fault-tolerant and acceptably safe programs. Several software hazard analysis methods will be evaluated, including Fault Tree/Soft Tree, Software Sneak Analysis, and Petri Nets.

    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=24ASFT2

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  • Repeating EventSeMS Aviation Security Management Systems AVSEC 24-2

    Thu, May 16, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This course is designed for individuals responsible for managing and implementing aviation security measures at medium to small-size aircraft operators, all airports, and Indirect Air Carriers (IACs). The course applies the fundamentals of SMS (hazard identification, risk assessment, and mitigation of risk) to aviation security. It demonstrates how to conduct a risk-based security program that builds upon national and international standards and requirements. The course presents the PRIFISE operational risk assessment tool as a framework for meeting emerging security threats. As cyber security has become a more important issue, this course has been extended to include a half-day on cyber security. Note: This is a non-SSI course.

    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=24AAVSEC2

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  • Repeating EventSoftware Safety SFT 24-2

    Thu, May 16, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    Software requires special attention in system planning, architecture, design, and testing. This course presents philosophies and methods of developing and analyzing software and highlights managing a software safety program. Software design principles will be taught to create fault-tolerant and acceptably safe programs. Several software hazard analysis methods will be evaluated, including Fault Tree/Soft Tree, Software Sneak Analysis, and Petri Nets.

    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=24ASFT2

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  • DEN@Viterbi: Active Duty Military and Veterans Info Session

    Thu, May 16, 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/r6b09657bde1e9fef8b36ffd0b45ac6e8

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

    Event Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/weblink/register/r6b09657bde1e9fef8b36ffd0b45ac6e8

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  • SeMS Aviation Security Management Systems AVSEC 24-2

    Fri, May 17, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This course is designed for individuals responsible for managing and implementing aviation security measures at medium to small-size aircraft operators, all airports, and Indirect Air Carriers (IACs). The course applies the fundamentals of SMS (hazard identification, risk assessment, and mitigation of risk) to aviation security. It demonstrates how to conduct a risk-based security program that builds upon national and international standards and requirements. The course presents the PRIFISE operational risk assessment tool as a framework for meeting emerging security threats. As cyber security has become a more important issue, this course has been extended to include a half-day on cyber security. Note: This is a non-SSI course.

    Location: Century Boulevard Building (CBB) - 920

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Daniel Scalese

    Event Link: https://avsafe.usc.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=24AAVSEC2

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  • Repeating EventAviation Law & Aviation Dispute Resolution LEGAL 24-2

    Mon, May 20, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This course is designed to provide information on the legal risks inherent in aviation operations and an overview of the legal system as it relates to aviation safety. It provides an understanding of the various legal processes relating to aviation and discusses ways to engage aviation authorities responsibly and successfully. The judicial process, current litigation trends, legal definitions, and procedures are also covered.
    Our experienced aviation lawyers, as instructors, will encourage "preventative legal medicine" to avoid legal problems. Classes are not just lectures but include interactive issue-spotting so that students can get relevant legal advice from their organizations' lawyers if and when legal problems develop.

    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=24ALEGAL2

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  • Repeating EventAdvanced Software Safety ADVSFT 24-1

    Mon, May 20, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This course builds upon the skills learned in the Software Safety (SFT) course. It is presumed and highly recommended that the student understands the importance of software safety in planning, analyzing architecture, designing, and coding and testing automated systems. The course expands upon those skills and presents opportunities to apply them in class in diverse situations using a small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) that is also weaponized.

    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=24AADVSFT1

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  • Repeating EventAviation Law & Aviation Dispute Resolution LEGAL 24-2

    Tue, May 21, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This course is designed to provide information on the legal risks inherent in aviation operations and an overview of the legal system as it relates to aviation safety. It provides an understanding of the various legal processes relating to aviation and discusses ways to engage aviation authorities responsibly and successfully. The judicial process, current litigation trends, legal definitions, and procedures are also covered.
    Our experienced aviation lawyers, as instructors, will encourage "preventative legal medicine" to avoid legal problems. Classes are not just lectures but include interactive issue-spotting so that students can get relevant legal advice from their organizations' lawyers if and when legal problems develop.

    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=24ALEGAL2

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  • Repeating EventAdvanced Software Safety ADVSFT 24-1

    Tue, May 21, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This course builds upon the skills learned in the Software Safety (SFT) course. It is presumed and highly recommended that the student understands the importance of software safety in planning, analyzing architecture, designing, and coding and testing automated systems. The course expands upon those skills and presents opportunities to apply them in class in diverse situations using a small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) that is also weaponized.

    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=24AADVSFT1

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  • Repeating EventAviation Law & Aviation Dispute Resolution LEGAL 24-2

    Wed, May 22, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This course is designed to provide information on the legal risks inherent in aviation operations and an overview of the legal system as it relates to aviation safety. It provides an understanding of the various legal processes relating to aviation and discusses ways to engage aviation authorities responsibly and successfully. The judicial process, current litigation trends, legal definitions, and procedures are also covered.
    Our experienced aviation lawyers, as instructors, will encourage "preventative legal medicine" to avoid legal problems. Classes are not just lectures but include interactive issue-spotting so that students can get relevant legal advice from their organizations' lawyers if and when legal problems develop.

    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=24ALEGAL2

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  • Repeating EventAdvanced Software Safety ADVSFT 24-1

    Wed, May 22, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This course builds upon the skills learned in the Software Safety (SFT) course. It is presumed and highly recommended that the student understands the importance of software safety in planning, analyzing architecture, designing, and coding and testing automated systems. The course expands upon those skills and presents opportunities to apply them in class in diverse situations using a small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) that is also weaponized.

    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=24AADVSFT1

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  • DEN@Viterbi - Online Graduate Engineering Virtual Information Session

    Wed, May 22, 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/ra9e59a829e912676f1808c0d064f02a0

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

    Event Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/weblink/register/ra9e59a829e912676f1808c0d064f02a0

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  • Repeating EventAviation Law & Aviation Dispute Resolution LEGAL 24-2

    Thu, May 23, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This course is designed to provide information on the legal risks inherent in aviation operations and an overview of the legal system as it relates to aviation safety. It provides an understanding of the various legal processes relating to aviation and discusses ways to engage aviation authorities responsibly and successfully. The judicial process, current litigation trends, legal definitions, and procedures are also covered.
    Our experienced aviation lawyers, as instructors, will encourage "preventative legal medicine" to avoid legal problems. Classes are not just lectures but include interactive issue-spotting so that students can get relevant legal advice from their organizations' lawyers if and when legal problems develop.

    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=24ALEGAL2

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  • Repeating EventAdvanced Software Safety ADVSFT 24-1

    Thu, May 23, 2024 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Aviation Safety and Security Program

    University Calendar


    This course builds upon the skills learned in the Software Safety (SFT) course. It is presumed and highly recommended that the student understands the importance of software safety in planning, analyzing architecture, designing, and coding and testing automated systems. The course expands upon those skills and presents opportunities to apply them in class in diverse situations using a small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) that is also weaponized.

    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=24AADVSFT1

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