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

    Mon, Jul 02, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

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

    Please make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Reservations are required for the Meet USC program.

    Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

    >> Register for a Meet USC Session

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

    Audiences: Prospective Undergrads and Families

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

    Wed, Jul 04, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

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

    Please make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Reservations are required for the Meet USC program.

    Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

    >> Register for a Meet USC Session

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

    Audiences: Prospective Undergrads and Families

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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

    Fri, Jul 06, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

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

    Please make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Reservations are required for the Meet USC program.

    Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

    >> Register for a Meet USC Session

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

    Audiences: Prospective Undergrads and Families

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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

    Mon, Jul 09, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

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

    Please make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Reservations are required for the Meet USC program.

    Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

    >> Register for a Meet USC Session

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

    Audiences: Prospective Undergrads and Families

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

    Wed, Jul 11, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

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

    Please make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Reservations are required for the Meet USC program.

    Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

    >> Register for a Meet USC Session

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

    Audiences: Prospective Undergrads and Families

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  • Careers in Big Data presented by Insight Data

    Thu, Jul 12, 2018 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Are you a postdoctoral researcher, PhD candidate, or quantitative undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in transitioning into a career in industry? Do you want a job that leverages your quantitative experience in a fast-growing and in-demand field? Or are you simply curious about the potential path to the many career opportunities in industry? We invite you to join our Insight Health Data Science Program Director (and Insight alum) Bryan Moy to gain a perspective on data science from the team who runs Insight's Fellows Programs.

    Insight is a seven-week training fellowship that helps scientists and engineerings transition to careers in data science, engineering, artificial intelligence, and product management. Based in Silicon Valley, NYC, Boston, Seattle, and Toronto, the programs enable scientists to learn the industry-specific skills needed to work in the growing fields related to big data at leading technology companies.

    This talk is intended for anyone who is interested in careers in data; all backgrounds are welcome!

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Ryan Rozan

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

    Fri, Jul 13, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

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

    Please make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Reservations are required for the Meet USC program.

    Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

    >> Register for a Meet USC Session

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

    Audiences: Prospective Undergrads and Families

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • IUSSTF-Viterbi Summer Research Program Poster Session

    Fri, Jul 13, 2018 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Doctoral Programs

    Receptions & Special Events


    Final Poster session for IUSSTF-Viterbi Summer Research program. The students will present their posters highlighting their research work during the program.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Tracy Charles

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

    Mon, Jul 16, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    University Calendar


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

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

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

    RSVP

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

    Audiences: Prospective Freshmen (HS Juniors and Younger) & Family Members

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • PhD Defense Dong Guo

    Tue, Jul 17, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    PhD Candidate: Dong Guo

    Title: Learning useful and interpretable representations via information regularizations

    Raghu Raghavendra (chair), Aiichiro Nakano, Viktor K Prasanna (outside member)

    EEB 248

    July 17th

    11am~1pm

    Abstract:

    We studied the application of the Information Bottleneck (IB) principle in two machine learning problems. The IB principle suggests learning representations that is maximally relevant to predictions while being maximally compressive about input data, and it is considered as one possible way of explaining the black box in successful deep learning algorithm.

    The first application is analyzing and designing supervised classifier, focusing on the relevance between representation and predictions. We used to observe that entropy regularized log-likelihood (ERLL) was a good model selection criterion when we trained acoustic state classifier for acoustic speech recognition. Starting from IB principle, we derived an approximate lower bound of IB objective that can explain the strength of ERLL in model selection, and accordingly proposed heuristic algorithm that uses entropy to learn classifiers that are both accurate and confident. We demonstrate it on multiple benchmark datasets.

    The second application is unsupervised learning of interpretable representation, focusing on the compression of input data. We proposed a variant of variational autoencoder (VAE) model that jointly learn one representation that encodes absract concepts and one representation that encodes details of input data. This model architecture provides a flexible way of balancing the task of informative features extraction by encoders and samples generation by decoders. We demonstrate it on application of clustering analysis and concept discovery in representation space.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Lizsl De Leon

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

    Wed, Jul 18, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    University Calendar


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

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

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

    RSVP

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

    Audiences: Prospective Freshmen (HS Juniors and Younger) & Family Members

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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

    Fri, Jul 20, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    University Calendar


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

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

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

    RSVP

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • NL Seminar-Visual Question Answering the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Fri, Jul 20, 2018 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Wei-Lun Harry Chao , USC

    Talk Title: Visual Question Answering: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: Visual question answering Visual QA requires comprehending and reasoning with both visual and language information, a characteristic ability that AI should strive to achieve. Merely in the past three years, over a dozen datasets have been released, together with many learning based models that have been narrowing the gap between the humans performance and the machines. On one popular dataset VQA, the state of the art model achieves 71.4 percent accuracy, just percent shy of that by humans.

    While seemingly remarkable, it needs a deeper investigation on what knowledge the machine actually learns does it understand the multi modal information? Or it relies on and over fits to the incidental dataset statistics. Moreover, current experimental setups mainly focus on training and testing within the same dataset. It is unclear how the learned model can be applied to the real environment where both the visual and language data might have mismatch.

    In this talk, I will present our recent studies to answer these questions. We show that the dataset design has a significant impact on what a model learns. Specifically, the resulting model can ignore the visual information, the question, or both while still doing well on the task. We thus propose automatic procedures to remedy such design deficiencies. We then show that the mismatch in language hinders transferring a learned model across datasets. To this end, we develop a domain adaptation algorithm for Visual QA to facilitate knowledge transfer. Finally, I will present a probabilistic framework of Visual QA algorithms to effectively leverage the answer semantics, drastically increasing the transferability. I will conclude the talk with future directions to advance Visual QA.



    Biography: Wei Lun Harry Chao is a Computer Science PhD candidate at University of Southern California, working with Fei Sha. His research interests are in machine learning and its applications to computer vision, artificial intelligence, and health care. His recent work has focused on transfer learning toward vision and language understanding in the wild. His earlier research includes work on probabilistic inference, structured prediction for video summarization, and face understanding. He will be joining The Ohio State University as an assistant professor in 2019 Fall, following a one-year postdoc at Cornell University.

    Host: Nanyun Peng

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

    Location: 11th Flr Conf Rm # 1135, Marina Del Rey

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Peter Zamar

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  • Electrical Engineering Seminar

    Fri, Jul 20, 2018 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Yi-Hsuan Yang , Academia Sinica, Taiwan

    Talk Title: Machine Learning for Creative AI Applications in Music

    Abstract: In this talk, I will briefly introduce three latest projects in our lab at Academia Sinica on creative applications in music, including the singing voice separation project, GenMusic (music generation) project, and the DJnet project. The first project is about separating the singing voice from the musical accompaniments, which can be used as a pre-processing step for many music related applications. The second project is about learning from massive collection of MIDI files to generate multi-track music by a generative adversarial network (GAN). The generative model can be used for generating music either from scratch, or by accompanying a given (instrument) track. The third project is about creating an AI DJ that knows how to manipulate, sample, and sequence musical pieces to create a personalized playlist. The goal of these projects is to enrich the way people create and interact with music in their daily lives, using the latest machine learning (deep learning) techniques.

    Biography: Yi-Hsuan Yang is an Associate Research Fellow with Academia Sinica. He received his Ph.D. degree in Communication Engineering from National Taiwan University in 2010. He is also a Joint-Appointment Associate Professor with the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. His research interests include music information retrieval, affective computing, multimedia, and machine learning. Dr. Yang was a recipient of the 2011 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award, the 2012 ACM Multimedia Grand Challenge First Prize, the 2014 Ta-You Wu Memorial Research Award of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, and the 2015 Best Conference Paper Award of the IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee. He is an author of the book Music Emotion Recognition (CRC Press 2011). In 2014, he served as a Technical Program Co-Chair of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR). In 2016, he started his term as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing and the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. Dr. Yang is a senior member of the IEEE.

    Host: C.-C. Jay Kuo

    More Information: Yi-Hsuan Yang Seminar Announcement .pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Gloria Halfacre

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

    Mon, Jul 23, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    University Calendar


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

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

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

    RSVP

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Repeating EventCareers in STEM

    Mon, Jul 23, 2018 @ 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering STEM Educational Outreach Programs

    Receptions & Special Events


    Annual event where middle and high school students are introduced to various STEM fields by interacting with USC faculty, USC students and Industry Professionals. STEM areas covered are:

    aerospace engineering, architecture, biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science, earth science, electrical engineering, environmental science, industrial engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, neuroscience, physics, and spatial science

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) -

    Audiences: Middle and high school students

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    Posted By: Darin Gray/Viterbi STEM Educational Outreach

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  • Repeating EventCareers in STEM

    Tue, Jul 24, 2018 @ 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering STEM Educational Outreach Programs

    Receptions & Special Events


    Annual event where middle and high school students are introduced to various STEM fields by interacting with USC faculty, USC students and Industry Professionals. STEM areas covered are:

    aerospace engineering, architecture, biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science, earth science, electrical engineering, environmental science, industrial engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, neuroscience, physics, and spatial science

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) -

    Audiences: Middle and high school students

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    Posted By: Darin Gray/Viterbi STEM Educational Outreach

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

    Wed, Jul 25, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    University Calendar


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

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

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

    RSVP

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Repeating EventCareers in STEM

    Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering STEM Educational Outreach Programs

    Receptions & Special Events


    Annual event where middle and high school students are introduced to various STEM fields by interacting with USC faculty, USC students and Industry Professionals. STEM areas covered are:

    aerospace engineering, architecture, biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science, earth science, electrical engineering, environmental science, industrial engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, neuroscience, physics, and spatial science

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) -

    Audiences: Middle and high school students

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    Posted By: Darin Gray/Viterbi STEM Educational Outreach

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  • PhD Defense - Bharath Sankaran

    Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    Title: From Active to Interactive 3D Object Recognition

    Ph.D. Candidate: Bharath Sankaran

    Date and Time: Wednesday, July 25th, 2Pm

    Committee: Nora Ayanian (Chair), Gaurav Sukhatme, Geoffrey Spedding

    Abstract:
    If robots are to successfully migrate from controlled industrial settings to unstructured human environments, they should be capable of robust perception in densely cluttered, noisy environments, plagued with poor lighting. This will require robots to move towards building semantic representations of the environment by detecting objects of interest and accurately estimating their pose. In this thesis, I explore the use of movement and interaction to solve one of the fundamental problems of computer vision, object detection and pose estimation. I exploit the notion that perception is a process that is both active and exploratory and reformulate the problem of 3D object recognition as one of movement and interaction. I formalize these problems as information acquisition optimal control problems. I will present both myopic and non-myopic solutions to the information acquisition problem for 3D object recognition using tools from optimal control and inverse optimal control. I will also introduce efficient approximations to these optimal control problems by exploiting the nature of the information measure or exploiting the behavior of the static recognition system.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 406

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Lizsl De Leon

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  • Repeating EventCareers in STEM

    Thu, Jul 26, 2018 @ 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering STEM Educational Outreach Programs

    Receptions & Special Events


    Annual event where middle and high school students are introduced to various STEM fields by interacting with USC faculty, USC students and Industry Professionals. STEM areas covered are:

    aerospace engineering, architecture, biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science, earth science, electrical engineering, environmental science, industrial engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, neuroscience, physics, and spatial science

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) -

    Audiences: Middle and high school students

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    Posted By: Darin Gray/Viterbi STEM Educational Outreach

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

    Fri, Jul 27, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    University Calendar


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

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

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

    RSVP

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Repeating EventCareers in STEM

    Fri, Jul 27, 2018 @ 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering STEM Educational Outreach Programs

    Receptions & Special Events


    Annual event where middle and high school students are introduced to various STEM fields by interacting with USC faculty, USC students and Industry Professionals. STEM areas covered are:

    aerospace engineering, architecture, biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science, earth science, electrical engineering, environmental science, industrial engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, neuroscience, physics, and spatial science

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) -

    Audiences: Middle and high school students

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    Posted By: Darin Gray/Viterbi STEM Educational Outreach

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  • NL Seminar-A Tale of Two Question Answering Systems

    Fri, Jul 27, 2018 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Matt Gardner, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence AI2

    Talk Title: A Tale of Two Question Answering Systems

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: The path to natural language understanding goes through increasingly challenging question answering tasks. I will present research that significantly improves performance on two such tasks: answering complex questions over tables, and open-domain factoid question answering. For answering complex questions, I will present a type-constrained encoder decoder neural semantic parser that learns to map natural language questions to programs. For open-domain factoid QA, I will show that training paragraph level QA systems to give calibrated confidence scores across paragraphs is crucial when the correct answer containing paragraph is unknown. I will conclude with some thoughts about how to combine these two disparate QA paradigms, towards the goal of answering complex questions over open-domain text.



    Biography: Matt Gardner is a research scientist at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence AI2, where he has been exploring various kinds of question answering systems. He is the lead designer and maintainer of the AllenNLP toolkit, a platform for doing NLP research on top of pytorch. Matt is also the cohost of the NLP Highlights podcast, where, with Waleed Ammar, he gets to interview the authors of interesting NLP papers about their work. Prior to joining AI2, Matt earned a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, working with Tom Mitchell on the Never Ending Language Learning project.


    Host: Nanyun Peng

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

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Peter Zamar

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

    Mon, Jul 30, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    University Calendar


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

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

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

    RSVP

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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