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  • Repeating Event[Virtual] First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Aug 02, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Our virtual information session is a live presentation from a USC Viterbi admission counselor designed for high school students and their family members to learn more about the USC Viterbi undergraduate experience. Our session will cover an overview of our undergraduate engineering programs, the application process, and more on student life. Guests will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion toward the end of the session.

    Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • Doctoral Funding Seminar (Online)

    Thu, Aug 04, 2022 @ 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    University Calendar


    Location: Online

    Audiences: Graduate

    Contact: Juli Legat

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  • PhD New Student Welcome

    Thu, Aug 04, 2022 @ 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    University Calendar


    We are looking forward to welcoming all our new Viterbi Doctoral students! This online event will introduce you to campus services, university policies, student life, and resources available to you. You will also meet current students and Viterbi advisors. Students should register for both the main session in addition to the department session.

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Juli Legat

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  • NL Seminar

    Thu, Aug 04, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: 1.) Taiwei Shi and 2.) Jonne Saleva, USC/ISI Interns

    Talk Title: Title 1.)Improving Moderation of Online Discussions via Nonviolent Communication 2.)Linguistic heritage-aware language model adaptation for diasporic languages

    Abstract: Only the first segment of this seminar will be recorded, the second portion will be Live Only.

    REMINDER:
    Meeting hosts only admit guests that they know to the Zoom meeting. Hence, you are highly encouraged to use your USC account to sign into Zoom.

    If you are an outside visitor, please inform us at (nlg DASH seminar DASH host AT isi DOR edu beforehand so we will be aware of your attendance and let you in.

    In-person attendance will be permitted for USC ISI faculty, staff, students only. Open to the public virtually via the zoom registration link and online.

    1.Abstract for Taiwei Shi:
    The growing number of comments makes online discussions problematic to moderate by human moderators only. A crucial limitation of current automated moderation is that the generations are repetitive, generic, and judgmental, which is not effective in terms of changing someones mind and behaviors. We seek to build dialogue models that can intervene in an adversarial conversation involving participants that have abandoned reasoned discussion and descended into personal attacks. While also a difficult problem among humans, we would like to explore the effectiveness of Nonviolent Communication NVC, an approach to restoring breakdowns in communication.

    In this talk, we will discuss the strategies of incorporating one aspect of NVC called observation without evaluation O vs E into dialogue models. First, we obtain a sufficiently large set of O vs E dialogue data to train an O vs E classifier. We then expand this to a sufficiently large set to fine tune a dialogue model. We also explore text style transfer to rewrite moderation datasets, so the model could actively intervene in toxic conversations while being less judgmental at the same time. Finally, we will discuss the strategies for evaluating the dialogue model and conclude with future directions.

    2.Abstract for Jonne Saleva:
    Multilingual language models have proven their effectiveness as cross lingual representation learners that perform well on several downstream tasks and a variety of languages, including many lower resourced and zero shot ones. Although effective, MLLMs remain somewhat opaque and the nature of their cross linguistic transfer is difficult to understand. While it seems plausible that higher and lower resourced languages should share information within the model, what is less clear is how such transfer is mediated by linguistic relatedness.

    In this talk, we investigate this problem through the lens of diasporic languages which can be crudely understood as a combination of a co cultural language and a co territorial language". Specifically, we ask whether augmenting MLLM adaptation using these ancestral languages, or some mixture of them, can improve MLLM performance on a lower resourced diasporic language, both in terms of perplexity as well as extrinsically on a named entity recognition task. We outline preliminary results on Yiddish, a Germanic language spoken by Ashkenazi Jews, and discuss the effectiveness of using German and Hebrew as ancestral languages. Finally, we contrast regular ancestral pretraining with recent lexicon based adaptation approaches by Wang et al 2022 and conclude with directions for future work.

    Biography: 1.Taiwei Shi BIO"
    Taiwei Shi is a current summer intern for the Natural Language Group at USC ISI under Professors Jonathan May and Xuezhe Ma. He is also an undergraduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. He has previously worked at Georgia Techs SALT lab under Professor Diyi Yang. He is working towards a career where he can pursue his interests and make an impact in natural language processing, especially in the fields of computational social science and philosophy.

    2.Jonne Saleva BIO:
    Jonne Saleva is a summer intern in the Natural Language Group at USC ISI, working on language modeling for lower resourced diasporic languages under Prof. Jonathan May. Jonne is also a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Brandeis University, where he is working on NLP for morphologically rich and lower resourced languages as part of the Broadening Linguistic Technologies Lab led by Prof. Constantine Lignos. Prior to his doctoral studies, Jonne received his M.S. in Computer Science from Brandeis University and A.B. in Statistics from Harvard College in 2017.

    Host: Jon May and Thamme Gowda

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

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

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  • How the Pandemic Has Changed Healthcare - Seminar Talk Series

    Thu, Aug 04, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Motz Feinberg, MBA (VP Supply Chain, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) Chris Gopal, PhD (Adjunct Professor of Data Sciences and Operations, USC Marshall School of Business) Binh Pham (Executive Director Supply Chain, Hoag), *Moderated by David Belson, PhD*

    Talk Title: How the Pandemic Changed Supply Chains

    Host: Daniel J. Epstein Dept. Industrial & Systems Engineering, USC Keck, and USC Price

    More Info: Please register at: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5TAO7KHxRZy26IebQQHcYw

    More Information: How the Pandemic Changed Healthcare 8 2022.pdf

    Location: Online/Zoom

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • Repeating Event[Virtual] First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Aug 04, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Our virtual information session is a live presentation from a USC Viterbi admission counselor designed for high school students and their family members to learn more about the USC Viterbi undergraduate experience. Our session will cover an overview of our undergraduate engineering programs, the application process, and more on student life. Guests will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion toward the end of the session.

    Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • Prospective Student Webinar:
    Master's & PhD Programs in Engineering and Computer Science

    Fri, Aug 05, 2022 @ 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Interested in Master's or PhD programs in engineering or computer science?

    You are cordially invited to meet representatives from the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering on an online webinar.

    Students who have earned or are in the process of earning a Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or a hard science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to attend to learn more about applying to our graduate programs.

    The session will include information on the following topics:

    - Master's & PhD programs in engineering, computer science, and data science
    - How to Apply
    - Scholarships and funding
    - Student life at USC and in Los Angeles

    There will also be sufficient time for questions.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    Register

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__PlYwIwnSpa-R0hHHjPOTQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

    Tue, Aug 09, 2022 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Talk Title: Six Sigma Green Belt

    Abstract: USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement, offered in partnership with the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, allows professionals to learn how to integrate principles of business, statistics, and engineering to achieve tangible results. Master the use of Six Sigma to quantify the critical quality issues in your company. Once the issues have been quantified, statistics can be applied to provide probabilities of success and failure. Six Sigma methods increase productivity and enhance quality. As a USC Six Sigma Green Belt, you will be equipped to support and champion a Six Sigma implementation in your organization. To earn the USC Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate, you will be required to pass the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineer's green belt exam (administered on the final day of the course).


    Host: Executive Education

    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/six-sigma-lean-certification/six-sigma-green-belt-process-improvement/

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Corporate and Professional Programs

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  • Repeating Event[Virtual] First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Aug 09, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Our virtual information session is a live presentation from a USC Viterbi admission counselor designed for high school students and their family members to learn more about the USC Viterbi undergraduate experience. Our session will cover an overview of our undergraduate engineering programs, the application process, and more on student life. Guests will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion toward the end of the session.

    Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

    Wed, Aug 10, 2022 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Talk Title: Six Sigma Green Belt

    Abstract: USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement, offered in partnership with the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, allows professionals to learn how to integrate principles of business, statistics, and engineering to achieve tangible results. Master the use of Six Sigma to quantify the critical quality issues in your company. Once the issues have been quantified, statistics can be applied to provide probabilities of success and failure. Six Sigma methods increase productivity and enhance quality. As a USC Six Sigma Green Belt, you will be equipped to support and champion a Six Sigma implementation in your organization. To earn the USC Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate, you will be required to pass the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineer's green belt exam (administered on the final day of the course).


    Host: Executive Education

    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/six-sigma-lean-certification/six-sigma-green-belt-process-improvement/

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Corporate and Professional Programs

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  • Repeating EventMasters New Student Advantage

    Wed, Aug 10, 2022 @ 09:30 AM - 02:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    University Calendar


    The New Student Advantage is a series of seminars hosted by USC Health and Mental Wellness, Department of Public Safety, and the VASE office. Learning about these resources and tips before classes begin help you to hit the ground running from day one. The New Student Advantage is a mandatory event and refreshments will be provided.

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Juli Legat

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  • PwC's Summer Showcase - Apply By July 25th!

    Wed, Aug 10, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    PwC's Summer Showcase - Apply By July 25th! PwC's Summer Showcase is for interested, prospective interns and full-time hires. The Summer Showcase includes 2 premiere events; one in person and one virtual. See below for more information.

    Recruiting Sneak Peek Virtual Presentation - Wednesday, August 10th, 4 PM - 5 PM PT Provides students the opportunity to learn about the fall recruiting timeline, PwC opportunities, and tips on how to prepare. In addition, they will break out into small groups to meet their school recruiter, learn more about upcoming events and ask questions.

    PwC Office Open Houses - Various dates and times throughout August. Welcomes students to stop by their local PwC office to network with our PwC professionals and get an insider look at one of the Big 4 workplaces across multiple offices in the West Coast region.

    Register for the Summer Showcase through this link (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpnx4ENdGhO56Pk79rnPQpdazNry5u-i_gAEd7RqfiUKH02w/viewform) by July 25 at 5:00 pm PST. Reach out with questions to your PwC recruiter, Emily Newton (emily.n.newton@pwc.com).

    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 & In-Person

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

    Thu, Aug 11, 2022 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Talk Title: Six Sigma Green Belt

    Abstract: USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement, offered in partnership with the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, allows professionals to learn how to integrate principles of business, statistics, and engineering to achieve tangible results. Master the use of Six Sigma to quantify the critical quality issues in your company. Once the issues have been quantified, statistics can be applied to provide probabilities of success and failure. Six Sigma methods increase productivity and enhance quality. As a USC Six Sigma Green Belt, you will be equipped to support and champion a Six Sigma implementation in your organization. To earn the USC Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate, you will be required to pass the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineer's green belt exam (administered on the final day of the course).


    Host: Executive Education

    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/six-sigma-lean-certification/six-sigma-green-belt-process-improvement/

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Corporate and Professional Programs

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  • Repeating EventMasters New Student Advantage

    Thu, Aug 11, 2022 @ 09:30 AM - 02:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    University Calendar


    The New Student Advantage is a series of seminars hosted by USC Health and Mental Wellness, Department of Public Safety, and the VASE office. Learning about these resources and tips before classes begin help you to hit the ground running from day one. The New Student Advantage is a mandatory event and refreshments will be provided.

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Juli Legat

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  • NL Seminar - Quantum Natural Language Processing

    Thu, Aug 11, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Mitch Mithun, USC/ISI

    Talk Title: Quantum Natural Language Processing

    Abstract: REMINDER:
    Meeting hosts only admit guests that they know to the Zoom meeting. Hence, you are highly encouraged to use your USC account to sign into Zoom.

    If you are an outside visitor, please inform us at (nlg DASH seminar DASH host AT isi DOR edu beforehand so we will be aware of your attendance and let you in.

    In-person attendance will be permitted for USC ISI faculty, staff, students only. Open to the public virtually via the zoom registration link and online.

    Quantum Natural Language Processing is a very nascent field which deals with using quantum computers to solve natural language processing problems. Quantum advantage speed up for QNLP tasks has already been established in literature and has been attributed to the fact that quantum models for natural language processing canonically incorporate linguistic meanings with rich linguistic structure, most notably grammar. The fact that it takes a quantum like model to combine meaning and structure, establishes QNLP as quantum native, on par with simulation of quantum systems. Moreover, the now leading Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum NISQ paradigm for encoding classical data on quantum hardware, variational quantum circuits, makes NISQ exceptionally QNLP friendly linguistic structure can be encoded as a free lunch, in contrast to the apparently exponentially expensive classical encoding of grammar.

    In this talk, Mitch will first introduce some quantum mechanics enroute to talking about quantum computation and QNLP. Specifically, he will talk about quantum algorithms for incorporating compositionality, providing some basic conceptual and mathematical foundations needed to understand QNLP, and do so in computer scientist friendly terms. He will end with talking about the state of the art in QNLP

    Biography: Mitch is a post doctoral researcher at ISI working with Marjorie Freedman in the networking and cyber security division. Mitch, recently graduated from his PhD from University of Arizona before joining ISI as a postdoc. Before that, he worked in the software industry for 10 plus years. He got his masters and undergrad degrees from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India. His research interests include natural language processing, cyber security and quantum computation.

    Host: Jon May and Thamme Gowda

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

    Webcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4hICz6bbJ8

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual Only

    WebCast Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4hICz6bbJ8

    Audiences: NL Seminar

    Contact: Pete Zamar

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  • How the Pandemic Has Changed Healthcare - Seminar Talk Series

    Thu, Aug 11, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Carole Adell (Senior Lean Consultant, Sutter Health) Denis Deas (VP, Sutter Health) Cooper Linton (Associate Vice President, Duke HomeCare and Hospice at Duke University Health System), *Moderated by: Sonali Saluja, MD, MPH*

    Talk Title: How the Pandemic Changed Staffing

    Host: Daniel J. Epstein Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering, USC Keck, and USC Price

    More Info: Please register at: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5TAO7KHxRZy26IebQQHcYw

    More Information: How the Pandemic Changed Healthcare 8 2022.pdf

    Location: Online/Zoom

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • DEN@Viterbi - Online Graduate Engineering Virtual Information Session

    Thu, Aug 11, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

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

    Register Today!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed3bed1c6deba2ae6da54abe5e1b57693

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Repeating Event[Virtual] First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Aug 11, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Our virtual information session is a live presentation from a USC Viterbi admission counselor designed for high school students and their family members to learn more about the USC Viterbi undergraduate experience. Our session will cover an overview of our undergraduate engineering programs, the application process, and more on student life. Guests will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion toward the end of the session.

    Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • Viterbi Graduate SCavenger Hunt

    Mon, Aug 15, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    Student Activity


    The Viterbi SCavenger Hunt is a great way to discover your new campus while connecting with your fellow peers. You are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Additional details will be sent to those who RSVP.

    Audiences: Graduate

    Contact: Juli Legat

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Mon, Aug 15, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Mon, Aug 15, 2022 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    CS Advisors will be available on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays this fall from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to assist undergraduates in our four majors (CSCI, CSBA, CSGA, and CECS) via Live Chat. Access the live chat through our website at https://cs.usc.edu/chat

    Location: Live Chat on Website

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Mon, Aug 15, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Tue, Aug 16, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • VGSA Meet & Greet

    Tue, Aug 16, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    Student Activity


    Meet the VGSA council and learn about available VGSA Senator positions and how to get involved. This event is optional, but VGSA will provide food and swag for attendees.

    Location: Epstein Family Plaza

    Audiences: Graduate

    Contact: Juli Legat

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Tue, Aug 16, 2022 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    CS Advisors will be available on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays this fall from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to assist undergraduates in our four majors (CSCI, CSBA, CSGA, and CECS) via Live Chat. Access the live chat through our website at https://cs.usc.edu/chat

    Location: Live Chat on Website

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Welcome Event for NEW ISE MS Students

    Tue, Aug 16, 2022 @ 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: NA, NA

    Talk Title: Welcome Event for NEW ISE MS Students

    Host: ISE Departmentq

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

    Audiences: Department Only

    Contact: Michele ISE

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Tue, Aug 16, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating Event[Virtual] First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Aug 16, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Our virtual information session is a live presentation from a USC Viterbi admission counselor designed for high school students and their family members to learn more about the USC Viterbi undergraduate experience. Our session will cover an overview of our undergraduate engineering programs, the application process, and more on student life. Guests will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion toward the end of the session.

    Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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

    Tue, Aug 16, 2022 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Distance Education Network, 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 Fall 2022 semester.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2444c7cf201d12791b51253736ec0849

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Wed, Aug 17, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Wed, Aug 17, 2022 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    CS Advisors will be available on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays this fall from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to assist undergraduates in our four majors (CSCI, CSBA, CSGA, and CECS) via Live Chat. Access the live chat through our website at https://cs.usc.edu/chat

    Location: Live Chat on Website

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Wed, Aug 17, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Prospective Student Webinar:
    Master's & PhD Programs in Engineering and Computer Science

    Wed, Aug 17, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Interested in Master's or PhD programs in engineering or computer science?

    You are cordially invited to meet representatives from the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering on an online webinar.

    Students who have earned or are in the process of earning a Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or a hard science (such as physics, biology, or chemistry) are welcome to attend to learn more about applying to our graduate programs.

    The session will include information on the following topics:

    - Master's & PhD programs in engineering, computer science, and data science
    - How to Apply
    - Scholarships and funding
    - Student life at USC and in Los Angeles

    There will also be sufficient time for questions.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    Register

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8KIm0sYNTnelhRs8K6LfxQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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  • VGSA Ambassador Panel

    Wed, Aug 17, 2022 @ 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    Student Activity


    Learn about different student organizations and student life at the VGSA Ambassadors Panel. This on campus event highlights the diversity of USC and the many places to grow your community.

    Location: 3620 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089, United States

    Audiences: Graduate

    Contact: Juli Legat

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  • USC New Student Convocation

    Thu, Aug 18, 2022 @ 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    University Calendar


    USC is all set to conduct it'sNew Student Convocation for all new USC students on the 18th of August. (UG, Masters and PhD)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Juli Legat

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Thu, Aug 18, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • How the Pandemic Has Changed Healthcare - Seminar Talk Series

    Thu, Aug 18, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Rashmi Mullur, MD (Chief of Telehealth, VA Greater Los Angeles) Elaine Khoong, MD, MS (Assistant Professor, Medicine, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital) Wei-An (Andy) Lee, DO (Director, Specialty Care, LAC+USC Medical Center), *Moderated by: Barbara Turner, MD, MSEd, MA*

    Talk Title: How the Pandemic Changed Telehealth

    Abstract:


    Host: Daniel J. Epstein Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering, USC Keck, and USC Price

    More Info: Please register at: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5TAO7KHxRZy26IebQQHcYw

    More Information: How the Pandemic Changed Healthcare 8 2022.pdf

    Location: Online/Zoom

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Thu, Aug 18, 2022 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    CS Advisors will be available on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays this fall from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to assist undergraduates in our four majors (CSCI, CSBA, CSGA, and CECS) via Live Chat. Access the live chat through our website at https://cs.usc.edu/chat

    Location: Live Chat on Website

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • MHI Seminar - Prof. Daniel Brunner, Thursday, August 18th at 2pm in EEB 248

    Thu, Aug 18, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Daniel Brunner, Institut FEMTO-ST, Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté CNRS UMR 6174, Besançon, France.

    Talk Title: Towards Scalable Photonic Neural Networks with (3+1)d Integrated Optics

    Abstract: Integrated photonic architectures have the potential to revolutionize neural network computing. However, conventional 2D lithography strongly limits the size of integrated photonic neural networks due to fundamental scaling laws. This is of particular importance since scalability to large network sizes proofs to be of crucial importance for neural network computing performance. We want to overcome this problem by integrating neural networks using 3D printed photonic waveguides. For that, we demonstrate complex 3D multimode waveguide networks based on polymer waveguides surrounded by air. Furthermore, we recently developed a (3+1)D direct laser writing technique where we dynamically and locally control the writing power in order to realize single mode step or graded index waveguides.

    Biography: Prof. Daniel Brunner is a CNRS researcher with the FEMTO-ST, France. His interests include novel computing using quantum or nonlinear substrates with a focus on photonic neural networks. He was received several University and the IOP's 2010 Roys prize, the IOP Journal Of Physics:Photonics emerging leader 2021 prize and an ERC Consolidator grant in 2022. He edited one Book and three special issues, has presented his results 45+ times upon invitation and has published 50+ scientific articles.

    Host: MHI

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Thu, Aug 18, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating Event[Virtual] First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Aug 18, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Our virtual information session is a live presentation from a USC Viterbi admission counselor designed for high school students and their family members to learn more about the USC Viterbi undergraduate experience. Our session will cover an overview of our undergraduate engineering programs, the application process, and more on student life. Guests will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion toward the end of the session.

    Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • PhD New Student Advantage

    Fri, Aug 19, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    University Calendar


    The New Student Advantage is a series of seminars hosted by USC Health and Mental Wellness, Department of Public Safety, and the VASE office. Learning about these resources and tips before classes begin help you to hit the ground running from day one. The New Student Advantage is a mandatory event and refreshments will be provided.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Juli Legat

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  • Viterbi Fitness Festival

    Sat, Aug 20, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    University Calendar


    All PhD, MS as well as Undergraduate students can be a part of this interesting Fitness festival.

    Location: On-Campus

    Audiences: Graduate

    Contact: Juli Legat

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Mon, Aug 22, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Mon, Aug 22, 2022 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    CS Advisors will be available on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays this fall from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to assist undergraduates in our four majors (CSCI, CSBA, CSGA, and CECS) via Live Chat. Access the live chat through our website at https://cs.usc.edu/chat

    Location: Live Chat on Website

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Mon, Aug 22, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Christopher Birmingham

    Tue, Aug 23, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    PhD Candidate: Christopher Birmingham

    Title: Multiparty Human-Robot Interaction: Methods For Facilitating Social Support

    Date: 08/23/33 (Tuesday)
    Time: 10am
    Virtual Only

    Zoom URL: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93201030723

    Committee:
    Maja Mataric
    Mohammad Soleymani
    Lynn Miller
    Jesse Thomason
    Stefanos Nikolaidis

    Abstract:
    Socially assistive robot (SAR) systems have the potential to improve group dynamics in social settings by facilitating social support among group members. This dissertation presents a framework for SAR facilitation of social support in the context of support groups, short, repeated group interactions in which group members provide a unique type of social support made possible by shared or similar experiences of the group members. This framework is designed to encourage group members to build trust in each other through a combination of personal disclosure and empathetic responses. Within this framework the robot facilitates social support through either role-modeling empathy and disclosure or directing and encouraging group members to give their own disclosures and empathetic responses. Facilitating social support in multiparty interactions is a novel challenge for SAR that requires sensing individuals' affect, understanding multiparty turn dynamics, and acting in a socially appropriate manner for improving social support among the group. This dissertation aims toward multiple contributions, including: novel methods for measuring social support, including computational models of empathy, disclosure, and trust; a social facilitator framework for autonomous SAR facilitation based on role modeling and directing group member social support; and turn taking methods utilizing active speaker detection and turn taking prediction for modeling multiparty turn dynamics. Together, this work aids the understanding of methods a SAR agent could use to facilitate social support in group contexts.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93201030723

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Tue, Aug 23, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Resume Workshop

    Tue, Aug 23, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

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

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

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

    For In-Person: Attendance is limited to room capacity

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Tue, Aug 23, 2022 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    CS Advisors will be available on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays this fall from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to assist undergraduates in our four majors (CSCI, CSBA, CSGA, and CECS) via Live Chat. Access the live chat through our website at https://cs.usc.edu/chat

    Location: Live Chat on Website

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Tue, Aug 23, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating Event[Virtual] First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Aug 23, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Our virtual information session is a live presentation from a USC Viterbi admission counselor designed for high school students and their family members to learn more about the USC Viterbi undergraduate experience. Our session will cover an overview of our undergraduate engineering programs, the application process, and more on student life. Guests will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion toward the end of the session.

    Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair (Virtual, External)

    Wed, Aug 24, 2022 @ 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair

    8am - 12pm

    Virtual / RSVP HERE: https://www.careereco.com/Fair/EventDetails?fairId=31526f32-6296-4b99-b9f1-aea901559809

    Vault / Firsthand is hosting a national career fair for Women in Stem in late August that is targeting students and candidates seeking internships, entry level roles and lateral opportunities.

    Companies such as Abbott, Trinity and Infosys, among many others, will be showcasing content in different virtual rooms, posting job opportunities and actively interacting with students and professionals.

    It is completely free for USC students to participate and a great way to get a jumpstart on learning about and securing internships or entry level employment early in the academic year.

    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 participants responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers

    Location: Virtual Platform

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Wed, Aug 24, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Aug 24, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


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

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

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Wed, Aug 24, 2022 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    CS Advisors will be available on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays this fall from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to assist undergraduates in our four majors (CSCI, CSBA, CSGA, and CECS) via Live Chat. Access the live chat through our website at https://cs.usc.edu/chat

    Location: Live Chat on Website

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Wed, Aug 24, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Aug 24, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Michaëlle N. Mayalu, Stanford University

    Talk Title: Control Theoretic Applications for Biomedical Therapeutics

    Abstract: The body uses feedback control strategies at intermolecular, intercellular and interorgan levels to maintain health and fight disease. Using mathematical models to understand and predict these control strategies gives insight into a wide array of biomedical applications ranging from engineered cell-based therapies to diet-based modulation of brain function.

    For engineered cell-based therapies, cooperative feedback control of cell population density is an integral part in many genetic designs. In this multicellular coordination problem, control action takes place on two levels: i) individual cells can activate or repress relevant genes, ii) cells can access the ensemble state of the entire population as obtained through diffusible signaling molecules. These genetically altered cells can provide new and improved functionalities and act as smart therapies to make decisions based on intercellular communication and the environment. However, previous population controller genetic designs are not robust to mutational invasions.

    For diet-based modulation of brain function, diet can initiate multiple interorgan feedback control systems that effect brain signaling and contribute to cognitive performance. Specifically, diet-mediated gut microbial signals influence nervous, immune, and bloodstream pathways which connect to memory function within the brain. It is desired to use diet to modulate gut microbiota as a novel therapy for maintaining cognitive performance. However, relationships between diet, changes in gut microbiota, activation of interorgan pathways, and alterations in brain signaling are not well understood.

    In this talk I present mathematical frameworks from an integrated control theoretic, computational biology and healthcare perspective that: i) characterize genetic designs for robust feedback control of cell population and ii) elucidate the connections between diet and cognitive performance. These modeling frameworks share the underlying structure where communication between agents contribute to the prediction of a collective response. In healthcare contexts, this allows for better understanding and manipulation of the connection between therapeutic targets and dominant patterns within the biological process. Using these models, we further analyze internal mechanisms, performance properties, and derive general design principles and functional relationships in the context of the aforementioned biomedical therapies.

    Biography: Michaelle N. Mayalu is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. She received her Ph.D., M.S., and B.S., degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology in the Computing and Mathematical Sciences Department. She was a 2017 California Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowship Program recipient and a 2019 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program award recipient.

    Dr. Michaëlle N. Mayalu's area of expertise is in mathematical modeling and control theory of synthetic biological and biomedical systems. She is interested in the development of control theoretic tools for understanding, controlling, and predicting biological function at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels to optimize therapeutic intervention.

    She is the director of the Mayalu Lab whose research objective is to investigate how to optimize biomedical therapeutic designs using theoretical and computational approaches coupled with experiments. Initial project concepts include: i) theoretical and experimental design of bacterial "microrobots" for preemptive and targeted therapeutic intervention, ii) system-level multi-scale modeling of gut associated skin disorders for virtual evaluation and optimization of therapy, iii) theoretical and experimental design of "microrobotic" swarms of engineered bacteria with sophisticated centralized and decentralized control schemes to explore possible mechanisms of pattern formation. The experimental projects in the Mayalu Lab utilize established techniques borrowed from the field of synthetic biology to develop synthetic genetic circuits in E. coli to make bacterial "microrobots". Ultimately the Mayalu Lab aims to develop accurate and efficient modeling frameworks that incorporate computation, dynamical systems, and control theory that will become more widespread and impactful in the design of electro-mechanical and biological therapeutic machines.

    Website: https://mayalulab22.sites.stanford.edu/

    Host: AME Department

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

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98775609685?pwd=a2lSd01oY0o2KzA4VWphbGxjWk5Qdz09

    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 202

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98775609685?pwd=a2lSd01oY0o2KzA4VWphbGxjWk5Qdz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Thu, Aug 25, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Aug 25, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Alberto Guadagnini, Politecnico di Milano

    Talk Title: Stochastic assessment of hydrogeological and geochemical variables exhibiting multiscale spatial heterogeneity

    Abstract: See attachment

    Biography: See attachment

    Host: Prof. Felipe de Barros

    More Information: Alberto Guadagnini-8-25-22 Speaker.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Salina Palacios

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  • How the Pandemic Has Changed Healthcare - Seminar Talk Series

    Thu, Aug 25, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Paul Simon, MD, MPH (Chief Science Officer, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health) *More speakers to be announced, Moderator TBD*

    Talk Title: How the Pandemic Changed Public Health

    Host: Daniel J. Epstein Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering, USC Keck, and USC Price

    More Info: Please register at: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5TAO7KHxRZy26IebQQHcYw

    More Information: How the Pandemic Changed Healthcare 8 2022.pdf

    Location: Online/Zoom

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • PhD Defense - Chi Zhang

    Thu, Aug 25, 2022 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    PhD Candidate: Chi Zhang

    Title: Acceleration of Deep Reinforcement Learning: Efficient Algorithms and Hardware Mapping

    zoom meeting ID: 243 580 6897

    Committee:
    Dr. Viktor Prasanna (chair)
    Dr. Aiichiro Nakano (CS department)
    Dr. Paul Bogdan (Non-CS department)

    Abstract:

    Despite the recent success of Deep Reinforcement Learning (DRL) in game playing, robotics manipulation and data center cooling, training DRL agents takes a tremendous amount of time and computation resources. This is because it requires collecting a large amount of data by interacting with the environment and a large amount of policy updates via Stochastic Gradient Descent (SGD) to converge.

    To reduce the amount of data to collect, existing work adopts model-based DRL that learns a world model using the data collected by interacting with the environment. Then, it uses the world model to generate synthetic data to perform policy updates. State-of-the-art approaches generate synthetic data by uniformly sampling initial states. This generates a large amount of similar data and makes each policy update less efficient. To accelerate performing policy updates, state-of-the-art hardware mappings of DRL propose efficient customized hardware designs on FPGA. However, most of the work is only applicable for a specific range of input parameters. To further increase the speed to perform policy updates when the input batch size of the neural network is large, existing works split the input batch into multiple sub-batches and adopt multiple learners to process each sub-batch on a learner concurrently. However, the synchronization overhead including data transfer and gradient averaging significantly impairs the scalability of existing approaches.

    In this work, we address these limitations by developing efficient algorithms and hardware mappings. First, we propose Maximum Entropy Model Rollouts (MEMR) that generates diverse synthetic data by prioritized sampling of the initial states such that the entropy of the generated synthetic data is maximized. We mathematically derived the maximum entropy sampling criteria assuming that the synthetic data distribution is Gaussian. To accomplish this criteria, we utilize a Prioritized Replay Buffer. Second, we propose a framework for mapping DRL algorithms with a Prioritized Replay Buffer onto heterogeneous platforms consisting of a multi-core CPU, a GPU and a FPGA. We develop specific accelerators for each primitive on CPU, FPGA and GPU. Given a DRL algorithm input parameters, our design space exploration automatically chooses the optimal mapping of various primitives based on an analytical performance model.

    Finally, we propose Scalable Policy Optimization (SPO) that improves the scalability of existing multi-learner DRL by reducing the synchronization overhead via local Stochastic Gradient Descent. Our experimental evaluations on widely used benchmark environments suggest i) MEMR reduces the number of policy updates to converge compared with state-of-the-art model-based DRL; ii) our framework for hardware mapping achieves superior policy updates per second compared with other mapping methods; iii) SPO achieves nearly linear scalability as the number of learners increases.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Thu, Aug 25, 2022 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    CS Advisors will be available on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays this fall from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to assist undergraduates in our four majors (CSCI, CSBA, CSGA, and CECS) via Live Chat. Access the live chat through our website at https://cs.usc.edu/chat

    Location: Live Chat on Website

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Aug 25, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Alberto Guadagnini, Politecnico di Milano

    Talk Title: Stochastic assessment of hydrogeological and geochemical variables exhibiting multiscale spatial heterogeneity

    Abstract: See attachment

    Biography: See attachment

    Host: Prof. Felipe de Barros

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Salina Palacios

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Thu, Aug 25, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating Event[Virtual] First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Aug 25, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Our virtual information session is a live presentation from a USC Viterbi admission counselor designed for high school students and their family members to learn more about the USC Viterbi undergraduate experience. Our session will cover an overview of our undergraduate engineering programs, the application process, and more on student life. Guests will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion toward the end of the session.

    Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • Gateway Lab Workshop

    Thu, Aug 25, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS EVENT WILL BE HOSTED VIRTUALLY

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

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

    To access more information on all workshops, please visit viterbicareers.usc.edu/workshops.

    Location: ZOOM

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • USC Friends and Neighbors Day!

    Sat, Aug 27, 2022 @ 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Student Activity


    Represent Viterbi at Friends and Neighbors Day hosted by the Volunteer Center on Saturday August 27th! Meet other Trojans with similar interests and get involved in the local community! Breakfast, transportation, and a free t-shirt will be provided.

    Register for Friends and Neighbors Day!

    Location: Various Locations

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Noe Mora

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Mon, Aug 29, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating EventThe Communications Hub - Academic Writing and Speaking Tutoring for Viterbi Ph.D. Students

    Mon, Aug 29, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    The Communications Hub offers academic writing and speaking tutoring for Viterbi Ph.D. students! Bring your academic and professional work (at any stage) to faculty at the Engineering in Society Program!

    Drop in hours are in RTH 222:
    Monday: 10-12
    Wednesday: 10-12
    Friday: 10-12

    We also offer online and custom appointments at https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home.

    See you at the Hub!

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

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Mon, Aug 29, 2022 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    CS Advisors will be available on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays this fall from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to assist undergraduates in our four majors (CSCI, CSBA, CSGA, and CECS) via Live Chat. Access the live chat through our website at https://cs.usc.edu/chat

    Location: Live Chat on Website

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Mon, Aug 29, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • World Wide Technology Internship Information Session (Virtual, External)

    Tue, Aug 30, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    World Wide Technology Internship Information Session

    10:00 - 10:30 am

    Virtual, RSVP HERE: https://wwt.webex.com/wwt/j.php?MTID=m5950ba977ad6e1c151b78f08dd054201

    Join us to learn about Internship Opportunities at World Wide Technology!

    The WWT Internship Program is a 10-14 week summer program designed to give college students an opportunity to experience the workplace prior to graduation and enhance their education. Our program is focused on better preparing students for the business world while providing valuable contributions to our company. WWT interns work in a dynamic and collaborative culture that highlights career opportunities and advancement.

    The Application for Summer 2023 will open in mid-August and will close in November 2022. Please explore our website using the link below.

    https://www.wwt.com/about/internship-program/

    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 responsibility of the participant to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual Platform

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Tue, Aug 30, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Recruiting in a Virtual Environment Workshop

    Tue, Aug 30, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

    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.

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

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

    For In-Person: Attendance is limited to room capacity

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Tue, Aug 30, 2022 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    CS Advisors will be available on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays this fall from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to assist undergraduates in our four majors (CSCI, CSBA, CSGA, and CECS) via Live Chat. Access the live chat through our website at https://cs.usc.edu/chat

    Location: Live Chat on Website

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Tue, Aug 30, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • PhD Defense - Kuang Liu

    Tue, Aug 30, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    PhD Candidate: Kuang Liu

    Title: Simulation and Machine Learning at Exascale

    Zoom ID:
    994 8935 4140 (pass code: 722332)

    Committee:
    Aiichiro Nakano
    Rajiv K. Kalia
    Priya Vashishta

    Abstract:
    Machine learning (ML) is revolutionizing scientific research, by utilizing its ever-growing capability of knowledge discovery from massive simulation data. With the recent arrival of exascale computer, new opportunities and challenges are emerging to maximize the synergy between exaFLOPS supercomputers and ML-boosted computational science. This thesis addresses two important and intertwined problems: (i) developing efficient billion-core parallel algorithms for scientific simulations, and (ii) designing domain-specific deep neural networks for scientific data analysis. To achieve these goals, I have designed a series of algorithms with specific focus on molecular dynamics simulations and protein folding as archetypal scientific applications. Specific contributions include: (i) communication-minimizing shift-collapse algorithm for n-tuple computation on central processing units; (ii) tuple-decomposition for graphics processing unit (GPU) acceleration of n-tuple computation; (iii) graph neural network (GNN) to classify different crystalline phases; and (iv) multiscale neural network to predict protein contact map.




    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • Epstein Institute - ISE 651 Seminar

    Tue, Aug 30, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Prof. Sven Koenig, Dean's Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, USC

    Talk Title: Multi-Agent Path Finding and Its Applications

    Host: Prof. Suvrajeet Sen

    More Information: August 30, 2022.pdf

    Location: Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center (GER) - 206

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • Repeating Event[Virtual] First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Aug 30, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Our virtual information session is a live presentation from a USC Viterbi admission counselor designed for high school students and their family members to learn more about the USC Viterbi undergraduate experience. Our session will cover an overview of our undergraduate engineering programs, the application process, and more on student life. Guests will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion toward the end of the session.

    Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • KPMG Careers in Consulting & Technology on 8/30 - Sign-up by 8/19! (External, On-Campus)

    Tue, Aug 30, 2022 @ 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    KPMG LLP is hosting an information session on careers in consulting and technology on campus on the evening of Tuesday, August 30th. This session will provide students with an overview of KPMGs Advisory service lines, along with some groups within Audit (Tech Assurance) and Tax (Economic Valuation Services and Ignition) that focus on consulting and/or technology. Students will also have the opportunity to network with KPMG practice professionals.

    If interested in attending this event please fill out the KPMG Careers in Consulting & Technology form (linked in the event in Viterbi Career Gateway)
    by end of day, Friday, August 19th.

    If we meet room capacity, the first priority will be given to Juniors and Seniors. Official event invitations will be sent to selected students by end of day, Tuesday, August 23rd at the latest.

    Are you interested in undergraduates, masters, or PhD? Undergrad & Masters
    What majors are you recruiting for? Computer Science, Computer Engineering, ITP
    Can you offer Visa sponsorship? No
    Are you willing to hire a student on CTP or OPT? No
    What does your company do? Accounting and consulting services
    What types of internships and full time opportunities will be presented? Audit, Tax, and Advisory opportunities
    What (if any) hard tech skills are you looking for? TBD

    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 participants responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Wed, Aug 31, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating EventThe Communications Hub - Academic Writing and Speaking Tutoring for Viterbi Ph.D. Students

    Wed, Aug 31, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    The Communications Hub offers academic writing and speaking tutoring for Viterbi Ph.D. students! Bring your academic and professional work (at any stage) to faculty at the Engineering in Society Program!

    Drop in hours are in RTH 222:
    Monday: 10-12
    Wednesday: 10-12
    Friday: 10-12

    We also offer online and custom appointments at https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home.

    See you at the Hub!

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

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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  • Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Information Session

    Wed, Aug 31, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Workshops & Infosessions


    CALLING ALL INNOVATORS!
    The USC Viterbi Office of Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship invites you to join us on Wednesday, August 31 @ 12:00 PM for an information session hosted by Vice Dean Ellis Meng.

    Come learn about:

    Competitions: Learn how to develop a business model while competing for a cash prize! Teams will also have the chance to apply for prototyping funds and have access to business and technical mentors.

    Curricular Programs and Classes: Learn to identify markets, position your technology, and pitch your ideas.

    Internship Opportunities: Become an Entrepreneur in Training in an immersive, hands-on experience in a real startup! Other internship opportunities are also available.

    $$$: Learn about how you can become eligible for a $50k I-Corps grant for your startup.

    Building Your Team: Connect with like-minded students who share your passion about innovation and entrepreneurship.

    RSVP

    More Information: TIE INFO SESSION F2022 (1).pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Johannah Murray/ Viterbi Office of Technology Innovation and Entrepenuership

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Wed, Aug 31, 2022 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    CS Advisors will be available on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays this fall from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to assist undergraduates in our four majors (CSCI, CSBA, CSGA, and CECS) via Live Chat. Access the live chat through our website at https://cs.usc.edu/chat

    Location: Live Chat on Website

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Binh Vu

    Wed, Aug 31, 2022 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    PhD Candidate: Binh Vu

    Title: Building Semantic Description of Data Sources

    Committee: Craig Knoblock, Sven Koenig, Yolanda Gil, Muhao Chen, Daniel O'Leary

    Abstract: A semantic description of a data source precisely describes source attributes' types and the relationships between them. Building semantic descriptions is a prerequisite to automatically publish data to knowledge graphs (KGs). Previous work on this task can be placed into two groups: learning-based and value-linked methods. The learning-based methods require manually labeled semantic descriptions to train their systems. The value-linked methods use the linked entities in a data source to discover candidate semantic descriptions by matching the values in the source with values of entities' properties; hence they are unsupervised. However, the value-linked methods need linked entities and do not work well when the source's data is not in KGs. In this thesis proposal, we propose a method to address the limitations of the value-linked methods. We hypothesize that by exploiting knowledge from web tables and KGs, we can learn semantic descriptions of data sources even when there is little overlap between the sources' data and KGs.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99238519131?pwd=R2ZUYlZoYVNiNXdxTXVFU1JFZXROdz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Chung-Wei Lee

    Wed, Aug 31, 2022 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    PhD Candidate: Chung-Wei Lee

    Title: Online Learning and Its Applications to Games and Partially Observable Systems

    Committee: Haipeng Luo (host), David Kempe, Ashutosh Nayyar, Vatsal Sharan, Jiapeng Zhang

    Abstract: Online Learning is a general framework for studying sequential decision-making. I will start with its applications in solving games. In particular, Online Learning has been shown as an essential theoretical foundation when building superhuman AI in poker games. We first focus on last-iterate convergence, a favorable property for online learning algorithms in two-player zero-sum games. In normal-form games, we show optimistic multiplicative weight updates (OMWU) and optimistic gradient descent ascent (OGDA) enjoy last-iterate convergence. We then generalize the results to extensive-form games (EFGs), which model sequential actions and incomplete information that appear in card games. We show that a family of regret minimization algorithms have last-iterate convergence, with some of them based on OMWU and OGDA can even converge exponentially fast. We then consider multiplayer games, where our goal becomes minimizing the individual regret of every player. We design two algorithms achieving logarithmic regret in EFGs based on ideas including a reduction from normal-form games and usage of a self-concordant regularizer on a lifted space.

    In addition to solving EFGs as an application of Online Learning to partially observable systems, we discuss other examples, including dynamic pricing and recommender systems. Specifically, we formulate the problems as bandits with graph feedback and preference elicitation and discuss our contributions therein. Finally, I will talk about future work in all directions.



    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96191886806?pwd=UExwOXRyaG9ETUhmaW5udEF3TjYzQT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Aug 31, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Ali Mani, Stanford University

    Talk Title: Macroscopic Forcing Method: a computational method for evaluation of turbulence closure operators

    Abstract: This study presents a numerical procedure, which we call the macroscopic forcing method (MFM), which reveals the differential operators acting upon the mean fields of quantities transported by underlying fluctuating flows. Specifically, MFM can reveal differential operators associated with turbulent transport of scalars and momentum. We present this methodology by considering canonical problems with increasing complexity. For spatially homogeneous and statistically stationary systems, we observe that eddy diffusivity can be approximated by an operator which in turbulent flows is on the order of the large-eddy size and 𝐷 is the Boussinesq limit eddy diffusivity. We show a cost-effective generalization of MFM for analysis of non-homogeneous and wall-bounded flows, where eddy diffusivity is found to be a non-local and non-isotropic operator acting on the macroscopic gradient of transported quantities. Towards the end of this talk, application of MFM on a canonical separated flow will be presented where the tensorial eddy viscosity is quantified, and its anisotropy is shown to be the key missing piece in RANS predictions.

    Biography: Ali Mani is an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. He is a faculty affiliate of the Center for Turbulence Research and a member of Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford in 2009. Prior to joining the faculty in 2011, he was a senior postdoctoral associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Chemical Engineering. His research group builds and utilizes large-scale high-fidelity numerical simulations, as well as methods of applied mathematics, to develop quantitative understanding of transport processes that involve strong coupling with fluid flow and commonly involve turbulence or chaos. His teaching includes the undergraduate engineering math classes and graduate courses on fluid mechanics and numerical analysis. He is the recipient of an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (2015), NSF Career Award (2016), and Tau Beta Pi Teaching Honor Roll (2019).

    Host: AME Department

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

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98775609685?pwd=a2lSd01oY0o2KzA4VWphbGxjWk5Qdz09

    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 202

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98775609685?pwd=a2lSd01oY0o2KzA4VWphbGxjWk5Qdz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Wed, Aug 31, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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