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  • Tech Talk with Mya Haggerty, Sensor Software Lead (Virtual, External)

    Mon, Nov 01, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS IS AN EXTERNAL EVENT HOSTED BY APPLE. REGISTER IN VITERBI GATEWAY

    Unlocking powerful user experiences with sensors and software
    Presented by Myra Haggerty
    Vice President, Sensor Software and Prototyping

    Myra and her team are responsible for software, firmware, and algorithms that sense and understand people and the environment. Through deep technical collaborations, the team aspires to build technology that lets customers interact with Apple products effortlessly and focus on what matters most to them. Myra has been at Apple since 1993. Join us for a tech talk with Myra Haggerty, leader of Appanization. Hear about Myras career journey and what its like to be at the core of creating innovation at Apple.

    Tech Talk
    Monday November 1, 2021
    4:00 - 5:00 p.m. PT/ 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. CT
    REGISTER in VITERBI GATEWAY

    Target Majors: ECE, CE, CS, EE, ME

    Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. see attached flyer for details!

    Location: Virtual (via Zoom)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Intel Tabling in the Epstein Family Plaza (Viterbi, On-Campus)

    Tue, Nov 02, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS IS AN OUTDOOR OPEN EVENT, RSVP DOES NOT SECURE A POSITION OR TIMESLOT.

    PLEASE REFER TO THE SCHEDULE BELOW AS THERE ARE SPECIFIC TIMES INTEL WOULD LIKE TO MEET WITH SPECIFIC MAJORS.

    Full time and Internship opportunities

    Please fill out the Intel Talent Form before coming to the tabling

    Please RSVP so that we know who is coming, but note that this event will be open as it is outdoors. Students will be met on a first come-first served basis. Please read the schedule below as it is divided by majors:

    9:00 am -12:30 pm-“ Tabling for Chemical Eng., Mechanical Eng., and Materials Science only
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm -“ Tabling for Electrical Eng., Computer Eng., and CS only

    Location: EPSTEIN FAMILY PLAZA (On-Campus)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Infectious Disease Forecasting: Methods, Lessons, and Opportunities

    Tue, Nov 02, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Ajitesh Srivastava, Research Assistant Professor/Ming Hsieh Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering

    Talk Title: Infectious Disease Forecasting: Methods, Lessons, and Opportunities

    Abstract: After more than a year, COVID-19 continues to disrupt our lives. Efforts have been underway since the beginning to understand the epidemiological situation and generate short-term forecasts and long-term scenario projections to drive public health decisions. These efforts, called "hubs" are collaborations between government agencies and multiple universities. In this talk, I will discuss the lessons learned from my participation in several such efforts in modeling and projection of COVID-19, and the resulting research opportunities. I will also present my methodology which has evolved over time to now incorporate dynamics of multiple competing variants, vaccination behavior, age-specific contact matrices, and waning immunity. A key feature of the approach is that it avoids overfitting by splitting the model into independent linear regression problems. An additional advantage is that the runtime is low. As an example, learning the model and generating case, death, and hospitalization forecasts for 56 regions of the US, each with around 25 variants and 5 age groups, takes ~20s on a 2-core desktop. This also enables fast scenario projections, where even for each scenario multiple runs are needed to incorporate uncertainty in hyper-parameters and human behavior. This may not be the last pandemic we will face, and therefore the research does not end with COVID-19. In fact, the extensive data-collection, monitoring, and forecasting during this epidemic sets the stage for more impactful research in preparedness for future epidemics.

    Biography: Dr. Ajitesh Srivastava is a Research Assistant Professor at the Ming Hsieh Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Southern California in 2018. His research interests include network science, modeling, and machine learning applied to epidemics, social good, social networks, and systems. He collaborates with teams around the world, the CDC, and the ECDC for infectious disease forecasting and scenario projections. He is a DARPA Grand Challenge Winner (2014) on predicting the spread of Chikungunya virus.

    Host: Dr. Richard M. Leahy, Chair, Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Systems)

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91552972911?pwd=VG5DczVLdk9vQllBK2ZQT2l3dUJuQT09

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91552972911?pwd=VG5DczVLdk9vQllBK2ZQT2l3dUJuQT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mayumi Thrasher

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  • CAIS Seminar: Itai Ashlagi (Stanford University) - Designing school choice for Diversity in San Francisco Unified School District

    Tue, Nov 02, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Itai Ashlagi, Stanford University

    Talk Title: Designing school choice for Diversity in San Francisco Unified School District

    Series: USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS) Seminar Series

    Abstract: In December 2018, the Board of Education of San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) passed a resolution for developing a student assignment system for elementary schools, which seeks to improve diversity, transparency, and equal access to quality schools.

    This follows an increasing trend towards segregation in the last two decades despite the diversity in the district. In this talk I will describe ongoing research, building on tools from Optimization and Economics, that supported SFUSD towards a new student assignment system to achieve these goals.

    This is based on joint work with Max Allman, Irene Lo and Kaleigh Mentzer


    Register in advance for this webinar at:

    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Fmg9g80OTcazDrCONyD4YA

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

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Itai Ashlagi is an Associate Professor at the Stanford University Management Science & Engineering Department. He is interested in market design. His work influenced the practice of kidney exchange, for which he has become a Franz Edelman Laureate.


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

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Fmg9g80OTcazDrCONyD4YA

    Location: Online - Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Fmg9g80OTcazDrCONyD4YA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • Intel Tabling in the Epstein Family Plaza (Viterbi, On-Campus)

    Tue, Nov 02, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS IS AN OUTDOOR OPEN EVENT, RSVP DOES NOT SECURE A POSITON OR TIME SLOT.

    PLEASE REFER TO THE SCHEUDLE BELOW AS THERE ARE SPECIFIC TIMES INTEL WULD LIKE TO MEET SPECIFIC MAJORS

    Intel is tabling at USC Viterbi in the Epstein Family Plaza!

    Full time and Internship opportunities

    Please fill out the Intel Talent Form before coming to the tabling

    Please RSVP so that we know who is coming, but note that this event will be open as it is outdoors. Students will be met on a first come-first served basis. Please read the schedule below as it is divided by majors:

    Date: TUESDAY NOVEMBER 2

    9:00 am -12:30 pm-“ Tabling for Chemical Eng., Mechanical Eng., and Materials Science only
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm -“ Tabling for Electrical Eng., Computer Eng., and CS only

    Location: EPSTEIN FAMILY PLAZA (On-Campus)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Tue, Nov 02, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    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: Online - Live Chat

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Sciecne

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  • Repeating EventDrop-In Weekly Office Hours [Virtual] Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Tue, Nov 02, 2021 @ 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Every Tuesday, office hours are an opportunity for CARC users to ask questions about research computing. No appointment/registration is necessary, but you must use your USC credentials to access the Zoom meeting by clicking "Register" below. For in-person support, we are also in Leavey Library room 3M (basement) during this same time period. Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • ISE 651 - Epstein Seminar

    Tue, Nov 02, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Washington

    Talk Title: Stochastic Optimization Under Distributional Shifts

    Host: Dr. Meisam Razaviyayn

    More Information: November 2, 2021.pdf

    Location: Zoom/Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • CS Colloquium: Lisa Soros (Cross Labs) - Designing Open-Ended Algorithms via Artificial Life

    Tue, Nov 02, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Lisa Soros, Cross Labs

    Talk Title: Designing Open-Ended Algorithms via Artificial Life

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Most algorithms implemented in computers are designed to converge in a finite amount of time. Yet, some of the most powerful generative processes in the natural world (such as evolution) have been running for millions or billions of years. Is it possible to create algorithms that generate interesting and complex artifacts on the same scale as natural evolution? This talk will give an introduction to research on the synthesis and simulation of living systems, also known as Artificial Life. It will focus primarily on the challenge of open-ended evolutionary processes, which may pave the way for open-ended artificial intelligence.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Lisa Soros is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Cross Labs, which is a hybrid academic-industrial research institute based in Kyoto, Japan and dedicated to studying natural and artificial intelligence. Her research interests broadly include evolutionary computation, artificial life, and video game AI. She is a graduate of the Evolutionary Complexity Research Group at the University of Central Florida and completed her dissertation, "Necessary Conditions for Open-Ended Evolution" in 2018. Since then, she has been an Assistant Professor at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Game Innovation Lab at New York University.


    Host: Stefanos Nikolaidis

    Location: Seeley Wintersmith Mudd Memorial Hall (of Philosophy) (MHP) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Nov 02, 2021 @ 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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  • Intel Info Session – PhD Talk (For PhD only) (Viterbi, On-campus

    Tue, Nov 02, 2021 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS EVENT IS FOR PHD ONLY FOR THE MAJORS LISTED BELOW. IF YOU ARE A BACHELORS OR GRADUATE STUDENT DO NOT RSVP FOR THIS TALK, ONLY IF YOU ARE PHD LEVEL

    Intel Info Session -- PhD Talk in EEB 132 5-6 pm

    Target Viterbi Audience: EE, CE, ChemE, MechE, MatSci, Physics and Chemistry.
    Target Viterbi degree levels: PhDs

    Details: Come learn about opportunities for PhD candidates at Intel!

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • TESLA Vehicle Controls Engineering Internships Info Session

    Wed, Nov 03, 2021 @ 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS IS AN EXTERNAL EVENT HOSTED BY TESLA

    Register below for our upcoming internship recruiting virtual events. RSVPs will be accepted until 48 hours before an event. Confirmations will be emailed within 24 hours of the events selected.* Our recruitment team will update with new events each month. Expect to be notified when new events are released for registration.

    RSVP ON VITERBI GATEWAY

    Make a difference from day one at Tesla. Our interns take on high-impact projects, supported by one-on-one mentorship, hands-on learning and career development programming.

    Learn more about life at Tesla with our monthly recruiting events and by exploring opportunities and resources on our website.


    Information Sessions:

    Wednesday, November 3 Vehicle Controls Engineering Internships


    Location: Virtual Platform

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Wed, Nov 03, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    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: Online - Live Chat

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Sciecne

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

    Wed, Nov 03, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Yan Gu, Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell

    Talk Title: Dynamic Modeling, Hybrid Filtering, and Robust Control of Legged Robot Locomotion on Dynamic Rigid Surfaces

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

    Abstract: Legged robots have the potential to assist humans with a wide range of real-world tasks in dynamic, unstructured environments, such as search and rescue on disaster sites, monitoring of natural resources, home assistance, and delivery and courier services. They can navigate natural and built environments prohibitively challenging for wheeled or tracked robots and adapt to human environments without significant modifications of existing facilities (e.g., ladders, stairs, and narrow passageways). While legged locomotion on stationary (even or uneven) surfaces has been extensively studied, legged locomotion on a dynamic rigid surface (DRS), which is a rigid surface that moves in the inertial frame, remains a new robot functionality that has not been tackled. This new functionality will empower legged robots to perform high-risk tasks such as shipboard firefighting and fire suppression as well as disinfection on moving public transportation vehicles to help contain the spread of infectious diseases. Yet, enabling reliable DRS locomotion presents substantial challenges due to the high complexity of the hybrid, time-varying robot dynamics. In this talk, Dr. Yan Gu will present the latest research progress from her group in tackling the challenges associated with the modeling, state estimation, and control of DRS locomotion.

    Biography: Dr. Yan Gu received her B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Zhejiang University (China) in June 2011 and her Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in August 2017. She joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) as an Assistant Professor in September 2017. Her research focuses on nonlinear control and hybrid systems with application to legged robots. Her long-term research goal is to realize provably safe and autonomous legged locomotion in dynamic, complex environments. She has received the NSF CAREER Award, the Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship at Purdue University, and the Chu Kochen Scholarship at Zhejiang University. Her research on legged locomotion has been funded by NSF, ONR, ARL, and Verizon's 5G Lab and reported by various media such as Boston Globe, CNET, Robotics Business Review, and NPR.

    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo and Feifei Qian

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p5OEJlPxQlakO4hqovuGEQ

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p5OEJlPxQlakO4hqovuGEQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Nov 03, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Canceled,

    Talk Title: Canceled

    Abstract: Dear all, due to the speaker having a family emergency, the November 3 seminar has been canceled.

    Host: AME Department

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Back to SChool Connections

    Wed, Nov 03, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 04:50 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Hello,

    The USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity is offering two programming initiatives as you continue to adjust to campus and prepare for your second round of midterms.

    1. Back to SChool Connections - a skill-building workshop series to help you develop strategies to build, deepen and improve your relationships. Learn how to make and maintain friends, talk to your professors and classmates, and resolve conflicts with your roommates.
    Each workshop will involve role-playing activities for you to practice these skillsets. Featured on USC News here: https://news.usc.edu/192217/usc-kortschak-center-helps-students-make-back-to-school-connections/

    2. Build Your Exam Success Toolkit - an engaging opportunity for students to learn how to approach exams in a healthy and organized way. Meet us by Tommy Trojan on Friday, October 22nd to participate in the fun!

    For more details check out the flyer attached below.

    More Information: back_to_school_connections_flyer.pdf

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity

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  • Drop-In Q&A for Prospective Graduate Students

    Thu, Nov 04, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This webinar is designed for those that have specific questions they want answered. Questions will be submitted using the Q&A function and will be answered verbally by a USC Viterbi representative.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a0cbNz_jQieaByFuoP32WQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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  • Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Nov 04, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Mitul Luhar, USC Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Talk Title: TBA

    Abstract: TBA

    Host: Dr. Felipe de Barros

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Thu, Nov 04, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    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: Online - Live Chat

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Sciecne

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Nov 04, 2021 @ 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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  • The Next Billion Dollar Opportunity: Transforming Healthcare Through Viterbi Innovation

    Thu, Nov 04, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Alumni

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Gaurav Sukhatme, Ellis Meng and Krishna Nayak, Professors of USC Viterbi

    Talk Title: VIP Bay Area

    Abstract: USC Viterbi is revolutionizing healthcare through biomedical research and transferring technology to industry.

    Join us to hear from Gaurav Sukhatme, Fletcher Jones Foundation Endowed Chair in Computer Science and Amazon Scholar (2020-2021), Professor Ellis Meng, Vice Dean of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Shelly and Ofer Nemirovsky Chair in Convergent Bioscience and Krishna Nayak, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, as they discuss current developments in research and collaborations between the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Keck School of Medicine of USC and transferring tech to market.

    Space is limited. Zoom link will be provided upon completion of registration.

    Host: USC Viterbi Innovation Partners Bay Area Executive Committee

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QCK8QEpIRjSekypqXxr8tA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Kristy Ly

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  • Drop-In Q&A for Prospective Graduate Students

    Thu, Nov 04, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This webinar is designed for those that have specific questions they want answered. Questions will be submitted using the Q&A function and will be answered verbally by a USC Viterbi representative.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MYe4mGEpQGWUDZnivSKgNw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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  • Vietnam Prospective Students Info Session

    Thu, Nov 04, 2021 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Representatives from the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering will be hosting an online webinar for prospective students in Vietnam.

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

    Students who have earned or are in the process of earning a Bachelor's degree in the Non-Engineering area are all welcome to join, USC Viterbi provides 16 STEM programs for non-engineering students to apply!

    The session will include information on the following topics:

    - Master's & Ph.D. programs in engineering, computer science, and data science
    - STEM Programs for Non-Engineering students
    - How to Apply
    - Scholarships and funding
    - Student life at USC and in Los Angeles

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aEJW_VMvR3W4ZlOFSnHL-A

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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  • Repeating EventNewbies and Vets Game Jam 2021

    Fri, Nov 05, 2021

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    Never made a game in your life but want to? Or maybe you're a seasoned game developer itching for some fun? MEGA's annual Newbies and Vets Game Jam is BACK for 2021! Join us Nov 5-7 for a fun weekend where you'll get together in teams and make a game from scratch. We especially welcome newbies with little to no game development experience! Opening ceremony is 5PM on Friday, Nov 5.

    What is a game jam? A game jam is a quick, bite-sized experience over a weekend where you create a game with a team based off a theme! There will be fun, lots of learning opportunities, and you get a wonderful game at the end that you've contributed to. This is a great opportunity to kickstart your game developer journey, make new friends and have a memorable experience.

    We will be releasing more details about this event later on but for now registrations are open HERE: https://bit.ly/NVJam2021

    Please register by November 3rd, 12pm.

    Location: SCI Building

    Audiences: Undergraduate and Graduate

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    Contact: Makers of Entertaining Games Association (MEGA)

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  • Introduction to R, Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Fri, Nov 05, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    An introduction to the R programming environment and language for statistical computing and graphics. Topics include basic R concepts, how to import, export, process, summarize, visualize, and model data, and how to install packages and develop scripts.Read Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Repeating EventGrammar Tutorials

    Fri, Nov 05, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    INDIVIDUAL GRAMMAR TUTORING FOR VITERBI UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

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

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

    Sign up with your USC email at http://bit.ly/grammaratUSC. If you have questions, please contact helenhch@usc.edu.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate and Undergraduate Students

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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  • Advanced Manufacturing Seminar

    Fri, Nov 05, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Shreyes N. Melkote, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Talk Title: A Digital Apprentice for Machining Chatter Detection: Application of Learning from Human Demonstration

    Abstract: Regenerative chatter in machining operations such as milling is a common process anomaly that limits productivity and part quality. Traditional approaches for addressing this anomaly include chatter avoidance methods based on off-line dynamic stability analysis, and on-line chatter detection and suppression through real-time sensing and control. Chatter avoidance methods require specialized knowledge and skills for dynamic system identification and suffer from uncertainty in the stability boundary identification. On-line chatter detection methods tend to suffer from a high number of false positives and cannot always reliably detect chatter before part/machine damage occurs. Consequently, manufacturers often rely on the auditory and cognitive abilities of experienced human operators to monitor and control the machining process. This talk will present recent work that is inspired by learning from human demonstration frameworks to enable effective milling chatter detection via human-machine interaction, which facilitates knowledge transfer from an experienced operator to a Digital Apprentice consisting of an audio sensor, a learnable skill primitive for chatter detection, and a human-machine interface. Experimental results evaluating the effectiveness of this approach for chatter detection will be presented and discussed.

    Biography: Dr. Shreyes N. Melkote holds the Morris M. Bryan Professorship in Advanced Manufacturing Systems in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. He serves as Associate Director of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute and as Executive Director of the Novelis Innovation Hub at Georgia Tech. Dr. Melkotes current research interests are in robotic manufacturing, science of precision material removal processes, novel surface enhancement methods, and data-driven methods for cyber manufacturing. His research in these areas is actively supported by industry and government sponsors. He is a Fellow of the ASME, SME, and CIRP.

    Host: Center for Advanced Manufacturing

    More Info: Registration Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iOnvGwluSO-vDE5VsyYzTQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Farmers Insurance Day (Virtual, External)

    Fri, Nov 05, 2021 @ 11:30 AM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS IS AN EXTERNAL EVENT HOSTED BY FARMERS INSURANCE.
    REGISTER USING THE LINK BELOW.

    Farmers INSURANCE DAY Join us to learn more about the industry!
    November 5th, 2021
    11:30am - 2pm PST

    Event registration:
    https://tinyurl.com/Insuranceday2021

    Insurance Day is an opportunity to learn about who and what makes up Farmers Insurance and why it has been nationally recognized as a -Great Place To Work-. Join us for an Interactive Experience with employees, leadership panelists, and product analysts who will give you insight into how data analytics are being incorporated into the evolving industry.

    We'll send out detailed instructions for logging into the various panel rooms to the email address provided.

    Farmers Insurance Day Agenda

    First Hour

    Welcome (5 min)
    Short We Are Farmers Video (2 min)
    Leadership Panel (40 minutes, brief statements and then Q&A)
    Internship and Job opportunities (5 min)

    Second Hour

    20 minute department discussions
    Choose 3 to attend (Product Managers, Analysts, Actuaries, UW, etc.)
    Descriptions and room links will be sent out in advance
    5 minutes introduction, 15 minute discussion

    Last 30 minutes

    Employees will hang out in their discussion rooms
    Pop back in to have additional, smaller group

    Location: Virtual (via Zoom)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Workflows and Methods for Automating Job Submission, Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Fri, Nov 05, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Covers methods for automating tasks (e.g., manually launching jobs, checking job status, deciding what kind of jobs to submit based on the results) with tools such as job arrays and workflow management software. Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Repeating EventDensity Functional Theory Methods Using Quantum Espresso [series] Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Fri, Nov 05, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This weekly workshop series will benefit researchers who are interested in or are starting to learn about the application of theoretical methods and techniques for the study of the physics and chemistry of the solid state. These hands-on oriented workshops are targeted towards undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students who wish to use Density Functional Theory (DFT) methods in their research. The aim is to teach the basics of ab initio atomistic materials simulation using the Quantum Espresso suite of codes for electronic-structure calculations and materials modeling at the nanoscale. Fridays from 4-6 PM PST. Register here!


    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Repeating EventNewbies and Vets Game Jam 2021

    Sat, Nov 06, 2021

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    Never made a game in your life but want to? Or maybe you're a seasoned game developer itching for some fun? MEGA's annual Newbies and Vets Game Jam is BACK for 2021! Join us Nov 5-7 for a fun weekend where you'll get together in teams and make a game from scratch. We especially welcome newbies with little to no game development experience! Opening ceremony is 5PM on Friday, Nov 5.

    What is a game jam? A game jam is a quick, bite-sized experience over a weekend where you create a game with a team based off a theme! There will be fun, lots of learning opportunities, and you get a wonderful game at the end that you've contributed to. This is a great opportunity to kickstart your game developer journey, make new friends and have a memorable experience.

    We will be releasing more details about this event later on but for now registrations are open HERE: https://bit.ly/NVJam2021

    Please register by November 3rd, 12pm.

    Location: SCI Building

    Audiences: Undergraduate and Graduate

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    Contact: Makers of Entertaining Games Association (MEGA)

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  • Repeating EventNewbies and Vets Game Jam 2021

    Sun, Nov 07, 2021

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    Never made a game in your life but want to? Or maybe you're a seasoned game developer itching for some fun? MEGA's annual Newbies and Vets Game Jam is BACK for 2021! Join us Nov 5-7 for a fun weekend where you'll get together in teams and make a game from scratch. We especially welcome newbies with little to no game development experience! Opening ceremony is 5PM on Friday, Nov 5.

    What is a game jam? A game jam is a quick, bite-sized experience over a weekend where you create a game with a team based off a theme! There will be fun, lots of learning opportunities, and you get a wonderful game at the end that you've contributed to. This is a great opportunity to kickstart your game developer journey, make new friends and have a memorable experience.

    We will be releasing more details about this event later on but for now registrations are open HERE: https://bit.ly/NVJam2021

    Please register by November 3rd, 12pm.

    Location: SCI Building

    Audiences: Undergraduate and Graduate

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    Contact: Makers of Entertaining Games Association (MEGA)

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  • CS Distinguished Lecture: Michael Bronstein (Imperial College London / Twitter) - Geometric Deep Learning: from Euclid to drug design

    Tue, Nov 09, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Michael Bronstein, Imperial College London / Twitter

    Talk Title: Geometric Deep Learning: from Euclid to drug design

    Series: Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series

    Abstract: For nearly two millennia, the word "geometry" was synonymous with Euclidean geometry, as no other types of geometry existed. Euclid's monopoly came to an end in the 19th century, where multiple examples of non-Euclidean geometries were shown. However, these studies quickly diverged into disparate fields, with mathematicians debating the relations between different geometries and what defines one. A way out of this pickle was shown by Felix Klein in his Erlangen Programme, which proposed approaching geometry as the study of invariants or symmetries using the language of group theory. In the 20th century, these ideas have been fundamental in developing modern physics, culminating in the Standard Model.

    The current state of deep learning somewhat resembles the situation in the field of geometry in the 19h century: On the one hand, in the past decade, deep learning has brought a revolution in data science and made possible many tasks previously thought to be beyond reach -” including computer vision, playing Go, or protein folding. At the same time, we have a zoo of neural network architectures for various kinds of data, but few unifying principles. As in times past, it is difficult to understand the relations between different methods, inevitably resulting in the reinvention and re-branding of the same concepts.

    Geometric Deep Learning aims to bring geometric unification to deep learning in the spirit of the Erlangen Programme. Such an endeavour serves a dual purpose: it provides a common mathematical framework to study the most successful neural network architectures, such as CNNs, RNNs, GNNs, and Transformers, and gives a constructive procedure to incorporate prior knowledge into neural networks and build future architectures in a principled way.

    In this talk, I will overview the mathematical principles underlying Geometric Deep Learning on grids, graphs, and manifolds, and show some of the exciting and groundbreaking applications of these methods in the domains of computer vision, social science, biology, and drug design.

    (based on joint work with J. Bruna, T. Cohen, P. Veličković)

    Register in advance for this webinar at:

    https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAodeitqTwjHNLVLccoIBCb3Ngtx0rHF1TR

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

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Michael Bronstein is a professor at Imperial College London, where he holds the Chair in Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition, and Head of Graph Learning Research at Twitter. Michael received his PhD from the Technion in 2007. He has held visiting appointments at Stanford, MIT, and Harvard, and has also been affiliated with three Institutes for Advanced Study (at TUM as a Rudolf Diesel Fellow (2017-2019), at Harvard as a Radcliffe fellow (2017-2018), and at Princeton as a short-time scholar (2020)). Michael is the recipient of the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal, five ERC grants, two Google Faculty Research Awards, and two Amazon AWS ML Research Awards. He is a Member of the Academia Europaea, Fellow of IEEE, IAPR, BCS, and ELLIS, ACM Distinguished Speaker, and World Economic Forum Young Scientist. In addition to his academic career, Michael is a serial entrepreneur and founder of multiple startup companies, including Novafora, Invision (acquired by Intel in 2012), Videocites, and Fabula AI (acquired by Twitter in 2019).


    Host: Mukund Raghothaman

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAodeitqTwjHNLVLccoIBCb3Ngtx0rHF1TR

    Location: Online - Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAodeitqTwjHNLVLccoIBCb3Ngtx0rHF1TR

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Tue, Nov 09, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    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: Online - Live Chat

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Sciecne

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  • Photonics Seminar Series

    Tue, Nov 09, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Alireza Marandi, Caltech

    Talk Title: Integrated Nonlinear Photonics: New Opportunities in the Nanometer and Femtosecond Scales

    Series: Photonics Seminar

    Host: Electrical and Computer Engineering: Wade Hsu, Mercedeh Khajavikhan, Michelle Povinelli, Constantine Sideris, and Wei Wu

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91808071892?pwd=VUwyK3NSNW5rSzVLQzFKSGdPc05yUT09

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91808071892?pwd=VUwyK3NSNW5rSzVLQzFKSGdPc05yUT09

    More Information: Photonics Seminar _Alireza Marandi 11-9-21.pdf

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91808071892?pwd=VUwyK3NSNW5rSzVLQzFKSGdPc05yUT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jennifer Ramos/Electrophysics

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  • Repeating EventDrop-In Weekly Office Hours [Virtual] Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Tue, Nov 09, 2021 @ 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Every Tuesday, office hours are an opportunity for CARC users to ask questions about research computing. No appointment/registration is necessary, but you must use your USC credentials to access the Zoom meeting by clicking "Register" below. For in-person support, we are also in Leavey Library room 3M (basement) during this same time period. Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • ISE 651 - Epstein Seminar

    Tue, Nov 09, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Lin Xiao, Research Scientist, Facebook AI Research (FAIR)

    Talk Title: Fast Convergence of Exact Policy Gradient Methods

    Host: Dr. Meisam Razaviyayn

    More Information: November 9, 2021.pdf

    Location: Zoom/Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Nov 09, 2021 @ 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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  • Graduate Programs in Civil Engineering

    Wed, Nov 10, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions



    This webinar is for you if you are considering a graduate program in Civil Engineering. USC's Sonny Astani Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering has a doctoral program as well as a general and eight Civil Engineering specialization Master's programs.

    Civil Engineering professors Dr. Lucio Soibelman and Dr. Bora Gencturk will provide insight into the programs and will be available to answer your questions.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9YFrgqVlSkmD2rlAHMykSA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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  • UCAN Virtual Internship Fair

    Wed, Nov 10, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Receptions & Special Events


    Join us to meet with 80+ organizations (from the following industries: finance/consulting, technology, non-profits, museums, education, publishing, public health & more).

    You can connect via group and one-on-one video chats while learning about their internship opportunities.

    To register, log into UCAN -> Events-> Career Fairs-> Click on -> Attend -> Check out organizations, fill out profile & upload resume.

    WebCast Link: https://ucan-csm.symplicity.com/index.php/pid353200?

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: USC Career Center

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  • Virtual Trojan Talk with Cultural Vistas - Alfa Fellowship Program to Russia

    Wed, Nov 10, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Gain competitive skills for the global workplace plus experience in the business, policy, and cultural environments of Russia and the region. This unparalleled opportunity has enabled over 200 professionals from the U.S., U.K., and Germany to elevate their careers since 2004.

    The Alfa Fellowship Program is an 11-month, fully funded fellowship program that begins with language training in the fellow's home country before departure, followed by a group language course in Moscow. Alfa fellows also attend a seminar program to gain an in-depth look at contemporary Russia and to discuss current affairs there. Fellows then complete work placements at prominent organizations, including private companies, media outlets, think tanks, and foundations. Trips to different cities in the region are interspersed throughout the program year.

    Program Benefits:

    - Gain high-level professional development experience in Russia at private companies, law firms, media outlets, think tanks, and foundations
    - Immerse in contemporary Moscow and experience everyday life in this vibrant capital city
    - Travel to three regions in Russia and a neighboring country through program organized trips
    - Learn from experts through the Moscow seminar series and lectures at a leading Russian university
    - Receive a monthly stipend, private accommodation in the center of Moscow, all program-related travel costs including round-trip travel to Russia, and insurance coverage
    - Strengthen Russian language skills through private tutoring before departure and group language classes upon arrival in Moscow
    - Connect with alumni around the world through the Alfa Fellowship Alumni Association and Cultural Vistas Alumni Network


    RSVP via the Events > Trojan Talks tab in connectSC to attend and receive webinar details*

    * There is no GPA requirement to attend these events*

    *This Trojan Talk is being hosted virtually. All interested participants are required to register via ConnectSC. Once registered, you will receive the login details via email.

    WebCast Link: https://careers.usc.edu/connectsc/

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: USC Career Center

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Nov 10, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


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

    Location: TBD

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • LinkedIn Workshop with Senior Director, Ryan Zervakos

    Wed, Nov 10, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join Senior Director, Ryan Zervakos, for an interactive LinkedIn workshop.

    This session will cover:

    1. Why LinkedIn? Get a better understanding of how and why LinkedIn is the best place to be for your career journey.
    2. Your profile: understand that this is NOT your resume, its your story. Examples of other students and how they take advantage of their unique stories to get the best job for them.
    3. Growing your network: best practices on how to easily grow your network with LinkedIn giving you the most opportunity to land that job you want.
    4. Posting content: student examples of organic content on LinkedIn. Get the most out of LinkedIn when you engage with others and share your story.
    5. LinkedIn Learning: The platform to use when you want to differentiate yourself and bridge a skills gap.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Wed, Nov 10, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    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: Online - Live Chat

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Sciecne

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

    Wed, Nov 10, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Bardh Hoxha, Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA) in Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Talk Title: Verification and Control for Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems

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

    Abstract: As Cyber-Physical Systems are becoming more autonomous, there is an increasing need for methods that ensure safety and reliability. In this talk, we present requirements-based approaches that can be used for automated testing, monitoring, and control synthesis of CPS. The methods utilize ideas from three important areas in CPS research: formal methods, machine learning, and control theory. We illustrate our methods on problems from the automotive industry.


    Biography: Bardh Hoxha is Senior Principal Scientist at Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His research interests include the development of practical testing and verification methods for autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). His research draws from areas such as formal methods, logics, control theory and machine learning. Bardh has published over three dozen papers on these methods to top level journals and conferences. Previously, Bardh was an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Southern Illinois University. Prior to that, he completed his PhD in Computer Science at Arizona State University, where he received the Outstanding CS PhD student award. His thesis focused on simulation-based methods for testing CPS using formal requirements.

    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p5OEJlPxQlakO4hqovuGEQ

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p5OEJlPxQlakO4hqovuGEQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • CSCI/DSCI MS Course Planning 101

    Wed, Nov 10, 2021 @ 02:30 PM - 03:36 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    With the d-clearance system opening on November 22nd for students in the M.S. Computer Science and Data Science Programs, you may have questions on how to select courses for your program or course sequencing. The Department of Computer Science will be hosting a special information session called "Course Planning 101."

    This session will answer important questions such as "Do I have a balanced course load?", "How do I know if a course is light or heavy?", and "How do I know which elective course is best to take?".

    We will also provide course sequencing tips for our students who are in the Applied Data Science program and interdisciplinary data science programs such as Communication and Healthcare Data Science.

    We will be taking live questions at the end of the session.

    Zoom link sent directly to CS/DS students on 11/4.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Nov 10, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dimitri Papamoschou, UC Irvine

    Talk Title: Development of a Linear Surface-Based Model for the Jet Noise Source

    Abstract: The seminar will discuss an effort to formulate an elementary physical model for the jet noise source that can be used for practical prediction of aircraft noise. Although the present analysis is confined to a round single-stream jet, the basic principles can be extended to more complex configurations. The model is defined on a radiator surface at the rotational/irrotational boundary of the jet on which the footprint of the vortical eddies, including their convective speed, is captured. The models building block at a given frequency is a linear pressure event with random origin and random helical mode. The probability density function for the event's axial origin is derived from the statistics of coherent structures in shear layers. The distribution for the helical mode is currently empirical and driven by the need to match the polar directivity of sound emission in the far field. The generic form of the event is a self-similar wavepacket with convective speed based on the mean centerline velocity and shape parameters determined by least-squares matching of the far-field sound pressure level at a wide range of frequencies and polar angles. Initial results indicate that the model reproduces, in a qualitative sense, key statistics of the jet acoustic field, including the near-field space-time correlation, the broadening of the far-field spectral density with increasing polar angle from the jet axis, and the coherence between the near and far fields. For the latter, the analysis indicates that the rapid decline in the coherence with increasing polar angle is primarily due to the randomness of the event's axial origin.

    Biography: Dimitri Papamoschou is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at University of California, Irvine (UCI). He received his PhD in Aeronautics at Caltech. His research interests include compressible turbulence, jet and fan aeroacoustics, and advanced noise source imaging methods. In jet aeroacoustics, he has shown the potential for noise reduction by asymmetric distortion of the jet velocity field, a concept that has led to several patents. He has also developed low-cost predictive methods for this type of noise reduction based on a special formulation of the acoustic analogy. At UCI he has served in various administrative roles, including department chair, associate dean, and interim dean. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and recipient of the 2017 AIAA Aeroacoustics Award. He serves as an associate editor of the AIAA Journal.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09

    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 202

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • DEN@Viterbi - Online Graduate Engineering Virtual Information Session

    Wed, Nov 10, 2021 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

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

    Register Today!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e74f75144e49e73015389621353d841e5

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • iPodia Open Classroom

    Thu, Nov 11, 2021 @ 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Receptions & Special Events


    Faculty are cordially invited to the USC Viterbi iPodia Program's Open Classroom event on Thursday, November 11, 2021. You can join our "learners-without-borders" platform, which enables USC students to study directly from campus with global classmates at 10 top global universities across four continents.

    Our "learning-through-diversity" pedagogy strategically guides learners to engage in productive collaboration with diverse peers. The course includes a cross-cultural exercise, global community building activities, and an innovative technology team project. We would like you to experience the iPodia program first-hand and to consider offering your USC course on this global classroom platform.

    You are welcome to join us virtually or in-person in RTH 217.

    Click here to RSVP

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 217

    Audiences: faculty

    Contact: Jenny iPodia Program

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  • Prospective Graduate Student Webinar: Chat with a USC Rep

    Thu, Nov 11, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Online webinars are held throughout the year via Zoom and hosted by Viterbi School representatives. All that is needed to participate is a computer with internet access. Webinars are designed for prospective students to learn more about:

    Master's & Ph.D. Programs
    Application Requirements
    Tuition & Funding
    There will also be ample time for questions.

    Register

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XBk-xA9iSA-glKV5Fr9vZA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: USC Viterbi Graduate Admission

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  • Career & Internship Boot Camp

    Thu, Nov 11, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Fall 2021 Career & Internship Bootcamp will be Hybrid. Bootcamp is a series of workshops hosted by Viterbi Career Connections. If you have missed these topics throughout the semester, or simply want to refresh your skills and learn practical tools to achieve your career goals, Bootcamp is an event for all Viterbi majors and degree levels.

    Each topic will be hosted both On-Campus and on Zoom for all students to join in a way that works for you! The best part: You do NOT have to attend all 5 sessions to participate.

    Schedule of Sessions:

    10-10:30 a.m. - Resume & Cover Letter
    11-11:30 a.m. - Job & Internship Search
    12-12:30 p.m. - Networking
    1-1:30 p.m. - Interviewing
    2-2:30 p.m. - Negotiating Offers

    Register on Gateway > Workshops

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Nov 11, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Honorable Robert L Sumwalt, Former Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board

    Talk Title: From Design to Disaster

    Abstract: Please see attached abstract, bio and a photo.

    Host: Dr. Najmedin Meshkati

    Webcast: Zoom: https://usc.zoom.us/j/996-8004-9945 Meeting ID:99680049945 Passcode: 905716

    More Information: Hon R. Sumwalt_abstract-bio-photo.pdf

    Location: Zoom Meeting

    WebCast Link: Zoom: https://usc.zoom.us/j/996-8004-9945 Meeting ID:99680049945 Passcode: 905716

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Thu, Nov 11, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    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: Online - Live Chat

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Sciecne

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  • DEI Committee Meeting

    Thu, Nov 11, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


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

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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

    Thu, Nov 11, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Inigo Incer, University of California, Berkeley

    Talk Title: The Algebra of Contracts

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

    Abstract: Contract-based design has been proposed as a formal design methodology to support compositional design in industry. Assume-guarantee (AG) contracts are formal specifications consisting of two trace properties: (i) assumptions made on the environment and (ii) responsibilities imposed on the object under specification when the environment behaves according to the contract's assumptions. In this talk, we will first discuss all algebraic operations known on AG contracts, and the applications of these operations in engineering design. As there are many formal design attributes, such as secure information flow, that cannot be expressed with trace properties or AG contracts, we will then discuss the theory of hypercontracts, which enables us to carry out assume-guarantee reasoning in complex systems using arbitrary hyperproperties.

    Biography: Inigo Incer is a doctoral candidate at UC Berkeley advised by Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli. He is interested in all aspects of cyber-physical systems, emphasizing AI and formal methods that support their compositional design and analysis. Before pursuing a PhD, Inigo was an IC designer in Austin. His work has been supported by a UC Berkeley Chancellor's Fellowship and by NSF and DARPA grants.

    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p5OEJlPxQlakO4hqovuGEQ

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p5OEJlPxQlakO4hqovuGEQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • CS Colloquium: Jerry Mendel (USC) - Explainable Ai (XAI) for Rule-Based Fuzzy Systems

    Thu, Nov 11, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Jerry Mendel, Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California

    Talk Title: Explainable Ai (XAI) for Rule-Based Fuzzy Systems

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: There is a sentiment in the fuzzy community that fuzzy rules would be of great value in XAI because such rules use words (which are modeled as fuzzy sets) and so they lend themselves naturally to XAI. This talk challenges that sentiment, in a constructive way. It explains why it is not valid to explain the output of Mamdani or TSK fuzzy systems using IF-THEN rules, but that it is valid to explain the output of such fuzzy systems as an association of the antecedents of a small subset of the original larger set of rules, using a phrase such as "These linguistic antecedents are symptomatic of this output". It also describes a novel multi-step approach to obtain such a small subset of rules for fuzzy systems, how Linguistic Approximation can be used to express the antecedent membership functions (the symptoms) linguistically, and a method for estimating the quality of linguistic explanations.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:
    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IgXrJer8SMOaS5VdwMdRFQ

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

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Jerry Mendel received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY. Currently, he is (since Jan. 2018) Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He has published close to 600 technical papers and is author and/or co-author of 12 books. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a Distinguished Member of the IEEE Control Systems Society, and a Fellow of the International Fuzzy Systems Association. He was President of the IEEE Control Systems Society in 1986, a member of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society for nine years, and Chairman of its Fuzzy Systems Technical Committee and the Computing With Words Task Force of that Technical Committee. Among his awards are four IEEE Transactions best paper awards, a 1984 IEEE Centennial Medal, an IEEE Third Millenium Medal, and a Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award from the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. According to Google Scholar (as of Sept. 9, 2021) he has 58,428 citations, an h-index of 97 and an i10-index of 310. His present research interests include: type-2 fuzzy logic systems and XAI for rule-based systems.


    Host: Mukund Raghothaman

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IgXrJer8SMOaS5VdwMdRFQ

    Location: Online Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IgXrJer8SMOaS5VdwMdRFQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Nov 11, 2021 @ 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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  • Drop-In Q&A for Prospective Graduate Students

    Thu, Nov 11, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This webinar is designed for those that have specific questions they want answered. Questions will be submitted using the Q&A function and will be answered verbally by a USC Viterbi representative.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MYe4mGEpQGWUDZnivSKgNw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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  • iPodia Open Classroom

    Thu, Nov 11, 2021 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Receptions & Special Events


    Faculty are cordially invited to the USC Viterbi iPodia Program's Open Classroom event on Thursday, November 11, 2021. You can join our "learners-without-borders" platform, which enables USC students to study directly from campus with global classmates at 10 top global universities across four continents.

    Our "learning-through-diversity" pedagogy strategically guides learners to engage in productive collaboration with diverse peers. The course includes a cross-cultural exercise, global community building activities, and an innovative technology team project. We would like you to experience the iPodia program first-hand and to consider offering your USC course on this global classroom platform.

    You are welcome to join us virtually or in-person in RTH 217.

    Click here to RSVP

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 217

    Audiences: faculty

    Contact: Jenny iPodia Program

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  • CONNECTED: How Tech is Transforming Humanitarian Response

    Thu, Nov 11, 2021 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Alumni

    Receptions & Special Events


    CONNECTED: How Tech is Transforming Humanitarian Response with special guest and Founder of the Afghan Girls Robotics Team, Roya Mahboob, Time's Magazine 100 Most Influential People In The World.

    When: Nov 11 at 7 PM
    Where: USC Michelson Hall for Convergent Bioscience

    *Free and Open to the Public
    *Please RSVP

    Please Click Here to Register

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Kristy Ly

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  • Introduction to Python, Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Fri, Nov 12, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    An introduction to the Python programming language. This workshop covers basic Python syntax, installing and importing packages, visualizing data, and writing scripts.Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Advanced Manufacturing Seminar

    Fri, Nov 12, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Hilmar Koerner, Air Force Research Laboratory

    Talk Title: Disruptive Technologies in Support of Agile Processes for Air Force Applications

    Abstract: Increased demand and competition require novel approaches in composite manufacturing. This includes the systematic use of machine learning and artificial intelligence tools and disruptive technologies in materials discovery, process monitoring and performance evaluation of composites. This presentation will cover examples from the Functional and Structural Materials Division of the Materials & Manufacturing Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory with a focus on additive manufacturing of polymer matrix composites.


    Biography: Dr. Hilmar Koerner is a research lead at the Composites Branch, Structural Materials Division, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio. He leads a research team solving current challenges in polymer matrix composites, materials and processes, with focus on physics-based understanding of composite processing and materials discovery in high temperature thermosetting polymers. His research has made major impact in the field of high temperature polymer matrix composites for additive manufacturing. His expertise is in real-time measurements using advanced synchrotron sources of polymeric systems under highly non-equilibrium conditions.


    Host: Center for Advanced Manufacturing

    More Info: Zoom link (no registration needed): https://usc.zoom.us/j/94568980820?pwd=RzhSUFlZbXE5MWVKdGF3akZPc0Zidz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • HPC with R, Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Fri, Nov 12, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Intermediate-to-advanced topics in R programming using the CARC's high-performance computing clusters. Covers profiling, parallel programming, data I/O, and memory usage.Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Repeating EventDensity Functional Theory Methods Using Quantum Espresso [series] Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Fri, Nov 12, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This weekly workshop series will benefit researchers who are interested in or are starting to learn about the application of theoretical methods and techniques for the study of the physics and chemistry of the solid state. These hands-on oriented workshops are targeted towards undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students who wish to use Density Functional Theory (DFT) methods in their research. The aim is to teach the basics of ab initio atomistic materials simulation using the Quantum Espresso suite of codes for electronic-structure calculations and materials modeling at the nanoscale. Fridays from 4-6 PM PST. Register here!


    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Repeating EventACM Trojan Hacks

    Sat, Nov 13, 2021

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    Come to ACM's hackathon, Trojan Hacks! Trojan Hacks welcomes USC students of all experience levels, including beginners!

    Don't know what a hackathon is? A hackathon is a chance to meet other hackers and create a project to compete for prizes.
    You will also get to learn during workshops, so if you don't know what project you want to make, that's okay!

    Trojan Hacks will take place November 13th at ZHE 159, and November 14th at GFS 106. Participants will have 24 hours to hack!
    Come join us to meet other hackers, create a cool new project, and compete for prizes!

    Register for TrojanHacks here! https://bit.ly/trojanhacks2021

    Location: See Description for Location

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: ACM Trojan Hacks

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  • Repeating EventACM Trojan Hacks

    Sun, Nov 14, 2021

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    Come to ACM's hackathon, Trojan Hacks! Trojan Hacks welcomes USC students of all experience levels, including beginners!

    Don't know what a hackathon is? A hackathon is a chance to meet other hackers and create a project to compete for prizes.
    You will also get to learn during workshops, so if you don't know what project you want to make, that's okay!

    Trojan Hacks will take place November 13th at ZHE 159, and November 14th at GFS 106. Participants will have 24 hours to hack!
    Come join us to meet other hackers, create a cool new project, and compete for prizes!

    Register for TrojanHacks here! https://bit.ly/trojanhacks2021

    Location: See Description for Location

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Viterbi Voices Live Chat: LGBTQ+ Students in Engineering

    Sun, Nov 14, 2021 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join us for this student hosted live chat! During this hour long event, we will be speaking with LGBTQ+ students in engineering about their experiences at USC Viterbi. We are here to answer questions you may have about getting involved, why we chose USC, and being a LGBTQ+ student in engineering.

    Register here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Bowen Zhang

    Mon, Nov 15, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    PhD Candidate: Bowen Zhang
    Title: Visual Representation Learning with Structural Prior
    Monday: Nov 15, 2pm
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    Committee members: chair: Prof. Leana Golubchik (CS dept.), Prof. Fei Sha, Prof. Haipeng Luo (CS dept.), Prof. Ram Nevatia (CS dept.), Prof. Laurent Itti (CS dept.), Prof. Shri Narayana (EE dept.).

    Abstract: Artificial intelligence is about designing an intelligent agent that is able to perceive and interact with the environment. The fundamental ability of an intelligent agent is to perceive the visual world. As humans, we understand the visual world through images and videos. For example, images are convenient for describing an object or a scene. Videos are helpful for illustrating an action, an event, or a story. Designing an intelligent agent to understand image and video is an important and not yet solved problem. In this thesis proposal, I demonstrate a set of structural visual representation learning methods developed through my Ph.D. study, which enable the intelligent agent to understand the surrounding visual world through images and videos.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/9711928888

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • USC Lockin China Career Workshop

    Mon, Nov 15, 2021 @ 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Lockin will be hosting a workshop to assist Chinese students with finding jobs after graduation.

    The workshop will cover:

    Current job market info from China by sectors, including the impact of Covid
    Suggestions on resume, online test, and interview
    In detail interpretation of positions looking for USC students
    Q&A session
    The workshop will be in Mandarin and open to students from all majors and class.

    Register for the workshop using the WeChat ID: Lockindabenying4


    https://meeting.tencent.com/dm/tuYxb1xacomQ

    Meeting ID: 676 285 267

    WebCast Link: https://meeting.tencent.com/dm/tuYxb1xacomQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: USC Career Center

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  • Mork Family Department Fall Seminars - Michele Manuel, University of Florida

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 04:00 AM - 05:20 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    University Calendar


    Mork Family Department Fall Seminars - Michele Manuel, University of Florida
    Host: Prof. Andrea Hodge

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Greta Harrison

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  • Profiling of Protein Methylation in Mammalian Cells and Methods for Deep Methylproteomic Analysis

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Student Activity


    We will be hosting a virtual meeting for Nicolas Hartel's PhD Defense in Chemical Engineering: Profiling of Protein Methylation in Mammalian Cells and Methods for Deep Methylproteomic Analysis on Tuesday November 16th at 9:30 am PST. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. Thank you

    Location: Virtual Defense

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95532661502?pwd=dkdoaDliUTZqVHhuMmtwQ1AzQlVrZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Nicolas Hartel

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

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 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 Sciecne

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  • CAIS Seminar: Erika Van Buren (First Place for Youth) - Leveraging Data Science to Individualize Extended Foster Care Services: the Youth Success Roadmap Tool

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Erika Van Buren, First Place for Youth

    Talk Title: Leveraging Data Science to Individualize Extended Foster Care Services: the Youth Success Roadmap Tool

    Series: USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS) Seminar Series

    Abstract: In service to a deep commitment to learning and impact, First Place for Youth -“ a service and advocacy organization dedicated to supporting transition age foster youth to achieve self-sufficiency and independence -“ leveraged several years of in-program administrative and follow-up data on youth served to conduct a precision analytics modeling process, and to develop The Youth Success Roadmap Tool (YRT). The YRT is a practitioner-centric, web-based decision-support tool that is used by direct service providers and managers to support high precision programming in the development of action plans, selection of interventions, and decisions about transition needs and timelines with individual youth, with the ultimate goal of helping all young people leave program with life sustaining, living wage employment. This seminar will discuss the findings from the original modeling, the methods utilized to generate the modeling and tool, showcase and describe how the YRT is currently being utilized to increase application of effective, individualized services and the achievement of equitable results with youth.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:

    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sDAlPRaaSBCWQvZct9ZuyQ

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

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Dr. Erika Van Buren serves as the Chief Innovation Officer for First Place for Youth, where she leads evaluation, learning, and national expansion strategies for scaling First Place's influence and impact in service to older foster youth across the country. She crafts and implements the internal and external evaluation agenda for the agency, works closely with program leadership to innovate and roll-out best and evidence-supported strategies to improve practice, and conducts on-going sector building and system-capacity development activities in support of First Place's mission. With over 20 years of experience, she has cultivated expertise in the areas of community mental health and child welfare program development and evaluation, quality improvement and performance management practices and was most recently named as a member of the 11th class of Annie E. Casey Foundation Leadership Fellows.


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

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sDAlPRaaSBCWQvZct9ZuyQ

    Location: Online Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sDAlPRaaSBCWQvZct9ZuyQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Tianye Li

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    Date and time:
    Nov 16, Tuesday, 12:30pm -“ 1:45pm

    Committee members:
    Prof. Randall Hill (chair)
    Prof. Stefan Scherer
    Prof. Andrew Nealen (school of cinematic arts)
    Prof. Ramesh Govindan
    Prof. Stefanos Nikolaidis

    Title: Reconstruction and Synthesis for Dynamic Humans and Scenes

    Abstract:

    An immersive VR/AR experience requires high-quality capture for the humans in expressions and motions as well as the dynamic environment. Traditional capture methods take multiple time-consuming and error-prone steps, which also require manual adjustments from professional artists. This thesis proposal proposes an effective yet time-efficient framework, ToFu, that produces topologically consistent meshes across facial identities and expressions, three orders of magnitude faster than traditional techniques. ToFu further captures displacement maps for pore-level geometric details and facilitates high-quality rendering in the form of albedo and specular reflectance maps. These high-quality assets are readily usable by production studios for avatar creation, animation, and physically-based skin rendering. We further propose Neural 3D Video Synthesis, a general method to capture humans together with the environments in dynamics.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/4737050753

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    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: Online - Live Chat

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Sciecne

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  • Photonics Seminar Series

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Andrei Faraon, Caltech

    Talk Title: From Metasurfaces to Volumetric meta-optics for novel device functionalities

    Series: Photonics Seminar

    Host: Electrical and Computer Engineering: Wade Hsu, Mercedeh Khajavikhan, Michelle Povinelli, Constantine Sideris, and Wei Wu

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91808071892?pwd=VUwyK3NSNW5rSzVLQzFKSGdPc05yUT09

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91808071892?pwd=VUwyK3NSNW5rSzVLQzFKSGdPc05yUT09

    More Information: Photonics Seminar _Andrei Faraon 11-16-21.pdf

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91808071892?pwd=VUwyK3NSNW5rSzVLQzFKSGdPc05yUT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jennifer Ramos/Electrophysics

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  • The Power of LinkedIn for International Students: Getting Noticed by Employers

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Searching for a job or internship? Come hear the best ways to maximize your search by making it easy for employers to find you on LinkedIn!

    WebCast Link: https://shibboleth-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: USC Career Center

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  • The Power of LinkedIn for International Students: Getting Noticed by Employers

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Searching for a job or internship? Come hear the best ways to maximize your search by making it easy for employers to find you on LinkedIn!

    Time: Tuesday, November 16 at 2:00 -“ 3:00pm

    Location: Virtual Event

    Register on connectSC for more information.

    Dial-In Information

    https://shibboleth-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    Location: Virtual (via Zoom)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventDrop-In Weekly Office Hours [Virtual] Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Every Tuesday, office hours are an opportunity for CARC users to ask questions about research computing. No appointment/registration is necessary, but you must use your USC credentials to access the Zoom meeting by clicking "Register" below. For in-person support, we are also in Leavey Library room 3M (basement) during this same time period. Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Nada Aldarrab

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    Title: Decipherment of Historical Manuscripts

    Committee:
    Jonathan May (chair)
    Aiichiro Nakano
    Aram Galstyan
    Shrikanth Narayanan
    Greg Ver-Steeg


    Abstract:
    Libraries and archives are filled with enciphered documents from the early modern period. Example documents include encrypted letters, diplomatic correspondences, and books from secret societies. Decipherment of classical ciphers is an essential step to reveal the contents of those historical documents.
    This thesis addresses three historical decipherment problems: 1. Automatically transcribing historical documents. 2. Deciphering noisy ciphers and ciphers with an unknown plaintext language. 3. Parsing numerical ciphers. We show how machine translation techniques can be used to help in decipherment and vice versa.




    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99569732690?pwd=a0FoS3dmejI2My93cHhXT0laVjhBQT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • ISE 651 - Epstein Seminar

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Elise Miller-Hooks, Professor, Dept. of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engr, George Mason University

    Talk Title: Civil Infrastructure Systems Resilience: Models and Algorithms

    Host: Prof. Jim Moore

    More Information: November 16, 2021.pdf

    Location: Zoom/Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • CS Colloquium: Laurel Riek (University of California, San Diego) - Robots in clinic and in the community: supporting wellbeing and health equity

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Laurel Riek, University of California, San Diego

    Talk Title: Robots in clinic and in the community: supporting wellbeing and health equity

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: The pandemic exacerbated inequities faced by people with disabilities and healthcare workers -” both are at high risk of adverse physical and mental health outcomes. Robots alone are not going to fix these major societal problems; however, our work explores how we can design technology to lessen the burden of systemic ableism and healthcare system stress. I will discuss several of our recent projects in acute care and community health contexts. In acute care, we are building hospital-based robots to support the clinical workforce, to support item delivery, telemedicine, and decision support. In community health, we are creating interactive and adaptive systems that aim to extend the reach of cognitive neurorehabilitative therapies, provide respite to overburdened caregivers, and explore how technology might serve as a means for mediating positive interactions during hardship. We focus on building robots that can adaptively team with and longitudinally learn from people, and personalize and tailor their behavior.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:

    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BxKfSOStS--ZoudxSavY7w

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

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.

    Biography: Dr. Laurel Riek is a professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, with a joint appointments in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and affiliated with the Contextual Robotics Institute and Design Lab. Dr. Riek directs the Healthcare Robotics Lab and leads research in human-robot teaming and health informatics, with a focus on autonomous robots that work proximately with people. Riek's current research interests include long term learning, robot perception, and personalization; with applications in acute care, neurorehabilitation, and home health. Dr. Riek received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, and B.S. in Logic and Computation from Carnegie Mellon. Riek served as a Senior Artificial Intelligence Engineer and Roboticist at The MITRE Corporation from 2000-2008, working on learning and vision systems for robots, and held the Clare Boothe Luce chair in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame from 2011-2016. Dr. Riek has received the NSF CAREER Award, AFOSR Young Investigator Award, Qualcomm Research Award, and was named one of ASEE's 20 Faculty Under 40. Dr. Riek is the HRI 2023 General Co-Chair and served as the Program Co-Chair for HRI 2020, and serves on the editorial boards of T-RO and THRI.


    Host: Stefanos Nikolaidis

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BxKfSOStS--ZoudxSavY7w

    Location: Online - Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BxKfSOStS--ZoudxSavY7w

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • Kanso Lab seminar

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Ramiro Godoy-Diana and Benjamin Thiria, PMMH lab at ESPCI Paris

    Talk Title: Fish and Fish-Like Swimming Interactions

    Abstract: The interaction between two neighboring swimmers forms the basis of the collective dynamics observed in a school of fish in nature. We will discuss different aspects of our recent work on swimmer-to-swimmer interactions, in which we have designed experiments with real fish or with simple robotic models, as well as numerical simulations, to examine the issues of swimmer synchronization, pattern formation, and energy expenditure, examining the most basic interactions between a pair of neighboring swimmers.

    Biography: TBD

    Host: Prof. Eva Kanso

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92868857794

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92868857794

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 406

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92868857794

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Jian Pei (Simon Fraser University) - Exact, Concise, and Consistent Data Driven Interpretation

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Jian Pei, Simon Fraser University

    Talk Title: Exact, Concise, and Consistent Data Driven Interpretation

    Abstract: Interpretability and explainability are at the core in our pursuit of new knowledge. At the same time, interpretation in data analytics and data mining is challenging in many ways, such as the complexity of models to be interpreted, the difficulty in knowledge elicitation, the expectation of embodying interpretation, and the need of many kinds of knowledge. In this talk, I will present our systematic research on exact, concise, and consistent data driven interpretation for database and data mining tasks. I will illustrate our principles and techniques using various application examples, including skyline queries (aka pareto optima) in databases, semantic OLAP in business intelligence, piece-wise linear neural networks in classification, and KS-tests in statistics. I will also discuss the promises and challenges of data driven interpretation for future work.

    Biography: Jian Pei is a Professor in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. His research focuses on data science, big data, data mining, database systems, and information retrieval. His expertise is in developing effective and efficient data analysis techniques for novel data intensive applications, and transferring his research results to industry products and business practice. He is recognized as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Canada's national academy), the Canadian Academy of Engineering, ACM, and IEEE. Since 2000, he has published one textbook, two monographs and over 300 research papers in refereed journals and conferences, which have been cited extensively by others. He was the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions of Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) in 2013-16, the chair of ACM SIGKDD in 2017-2021. He received a few prestigious awards, including the 2017 ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award, the 2015 ACM SIGKDD Service Award, the 2014 IEEE ICDM Research Contributions Award, the British Columbia Innovation Council 2005 Young Innovator Award, an IBM Faculty Award, a KDD Best Application Paper Award, and an ICDE Influential Paper Award.

    Host: Ellis Horowitz

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 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, Nov 16, 2021 @ 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 2021 semester.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=ebb054849921d153579bc6f5a01c139ba

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Jian Pei (Simon Fraser University) - Defining One Unified CS through Many Diversified Paths

    Wed, Nov 17, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Jian Pei, Simon Fraser University

    Talk Title: Defining One Unified CS through Many Diversified Paths

    Abstract: Computer science broadly construed becomes a new dimension disruptive in higher education and research. Computer science departments face grand opportunities and challenges. Most importantly, a responsible computer science department should obligatorily take the lead to establish a university-wise unified computer science identity, including strategies, workforces, culture, and impact, and leverage and extend the rich leadership, advantages, and resources of the university. We need to ensure that the unified CS identity best contributes to building an academic learning and research environment of inclusiveness, diversity, and equity. Defining one unified CS as a new dimension in educational programs and research initiatives has to embrace many diversified paths and inclusively collaborate with many units and resources on campus and beyond. In this talk, I will share my ideas about the strategies, organization, student experience, outreach, community building, recruitment and retention, and working plan to evolve from an established leading CS department today into a powerful engine of new CS era tomorrow.

    Biography: Jian Pei is a Professor in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. His research focuses on data science, big data, data mining, database systems, and information retrieval. His expertise is in developing effective and efficient data analysis techniques for novel data intensive applications, and transferring his research results to industry products and business practice. He is recognized as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Canada's national academy), the Canadian Academy of Engineering, ACM, and IEEE. Since 2000, he has published one textbook, two monographs and over 300 research papers in refereed journals and conferences, which have been cited extensively by others. He was the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions of Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) in 2013-16, the chair of ACM SIGKDD in 2017-2021. He received a few prestigious awards, including the 2017 ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award, the 2015 ACM SIGKDD Service Award, the 2014 IEEE ICDM Research Contributions Award, the British Columbia Innovation Council 2005 Young Innovator Award, an IBM Faculty Award, a KDD Best Application Paper Award, and an ICDE Influential Paper Award.

    Host: Ellis Horowitz

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Violence Against Women is a Men's Issue

    Wed, Nov 17, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Speaker Jackson Katz, Ph.D., will outline key conceptual frameworks and practical tools for engaging men and young men in the prevention of sexual assault and relationship
    abuse. He will also discuss the relationship between men's violence against women and men's violence against other men, and themselves, all with an intersectional analysis that links incidents of interpersonal abuse to larger institutional and societal forces, and the belief systems that underlie them.

    Katz is an internationally renowned educator, author, and filmmaker who is one of the leading figures in the growing global movement of men working to prevent gender-based violence. He is co-founder of the multiracial, mixed-gender Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, one of the longest-running and most widely influential gender violence prevention programs in North America and beyond. MVP was the first large-scale prevention initiative in sports culture and the U.S. military, and introduced "bystander" training to the sexual assault and domestic violence prevention fields. Katz is the author of numerous articles and two books, including the classic bestseller The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help. He created the award-winning Tough Guise educational documentary series, as well as The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture at Its Roots.

    More Information: CCRT_JacksonKatz_Campus_Event.pdf

    Location: Bovard Auditorium

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Vyeu9rsMQCK34SM9snnhbA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: YWCA of Greater Los Angeles

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Nov 17, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


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

    Location: TBD

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Wed, Nov 17, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    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: Online - Live Chat

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Sciecne

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

    Wed, Nov 17, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Erika Abraham, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

    Talk Title: Analysing Hybrid Systems with HyPro

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

    Abstract: Hybrid systems are systems with mixed discrete-continuous behaviour, such as automotive systems or digitally controlled physical or chemical plants. For their analysis we are interested in solving the reachability problem, i.e. checking whether a hybrid system (model) can reach any "usafe" state during its execution. Though this problem is in general undecidable, there are different techniques that are either applicable to certain types of systems only or compute conservative approximations. In this talk we discuss available approaches with the focus on techniques implemented in our HyPro tool.

    Biography: Erika Abraham graduated at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel (Germany), and received her PhD from the University of Leiden (The Netherlands) for her work on the development and application of deductive proof systems for concurrent programs. Then she moved to the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Germany), where she started to work on the development and application of SAT and SMT solvers. Since 2008 she is professor at RWTH Aachen University (Germany), with main research focus on SMT solving for real and integer arithmetic, and formal methods for probabilistic and hybrid systems.


    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p5OEJlPxQlakO4hqovuGEQ

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p5OEJlPxQlakO4hqovuGEQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • CSCI/DSCI MS Course Planning 101

    Wed, Nov 17, 2021 @ 02:30 PM - 03:36 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    With the d-clearance system opening on November 22nd for students in the M.S. Computer Science and Data Science Programs, you may have questions on how to select courses for your program or course sequencing. The Department of Computer Science will be hosting a special information session called "Course Planning 101."

    This session will answer important questions such as "Do I have a balanced course load?", "How do I know if a course is light or heavy?", and "How do I know which elective course is best to take?".

    We will also provide course sequencing tips for our students who are in the Applied Data Science program and interdisciplinary data science programs such as Communication and Healthcare Data Science.

    We will be taking live questions at the end of the session.

    Zoom link sent directly to CS/DS students on 11/11.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Nov 17, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Paul Kruger, Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SMU

    Talk Title: Additives in Extrusion-Based Additive Manufacturing

    Abstract: Material additives in additive manufacturing (AM) can serve a variety of functions from improving the manufacturing process to adjusting material properties in the final build. This talk will discuss several uses of additives in extrusion-based additive manufacturing. The first focuses on using carbon-black-based additives in AM for silicones. Silicones have a range of desirable properties (durability, large elongation, bio-compatibility, etc.) that make them appealing for AM, but because they are thermosets, additional complexity is required to use them in AM, including in-situ curing of the material. In this work, carbon-black additives are shown to improve the print quality of silicone parts with UV-curing due to reducing disturbance of material deposition from electro-static forces, even though the concentration is too low to promote material conductivity. Carbon black is also shown to be an effective radiation absorbing agent, allowing for material heating via an infrared laser in printing of thermally-cured silicones.

    The second considers metallic micro-spheres as additives to promote electrical conductivity at sufficient concentrations to create printable electrically conductive polymer composites (ECPCs). ECPCs are useful for providing electrical connections, resistors, or other electrical functionality in printed parts. But for high conductivity, high concentrations of particles are required, making extrusion of the composite material difficult. Investigation of the rheology of these materials will be presented, using non-Newtonian silicones as a surrogate for the molten polymers during printing. The results show that the composite materials behave like power-law materials with a strong dependence on the particle concentration and the ratio of the diameter of the extrusion tube/nozzle to the mean particle diameter. For particle diameter decreasing toward 1, the flow consistency index (effective viscosity) decreases and then sharply increases as particles begin to jam within the tube. A semi-empirical model reproducing these effects will be presented.

    Stay after the seminar for a brief overview of graduate programs in Mechanical Engineering at SMU. Learn about research opportunities and unique degree programs including MS in Manufacturing Management and the direct admission PhD program.

    Biography: Paul Krueger received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1997 from the University of California at Berkeley. He received his M.S. in Aeronautics in 1998 and his Ph.D. in Aeronautics in 2001, both from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). In 2002 he joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) where he is currently a Professor and department chair. He is a recipient of the Rolf D. Buhler Memorial Award in Aeronautics, the Richard Bruce Chapman Memorial Award for distinguished research in Hydrodynamics, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (2004), and the Ford Senior Research Fellowship from SMU (2012). His research interests include unsteady hydrodynamics and aerodynamics, vortex dynamics, bio-fluid mechanics, bio-morphic propulsion, fluid-boundary and fluid-particle interactions, and fluid processes in additive manufacturing.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09

    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 202

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • TESLA Supply Chain Internships Info Session

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS IS AN EXTERNAL EVENT HOSTED BY TESLA

    REGISTER ON VITERBI GATEWAY

    Register below for our upcoming internship recruiting virtual events. RSVPs will be accepted until 48 hours before an event. Confirmations will be emailed within 24 hours of the events selected.* Our recruitment team will update with new events each month. Expect to be notified when new events are released for registration.

    Make a difference from day one at Tesla. Our interns take on high-impact projects,
    supported by one-on-one mentorship, hands-on learning and career development
    programming.

    Information Session:

    THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18 - SUPPLY CHAIN INTERNSHIPS


    Learn more about life at Tesla with our monthly recruiting events and by exploring
    opportunities and resources on our website.
    There are currently no December events scheduled at this time.

    Location: Virtual Platform

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Drop-In Q&A for Prospective Graduate Students

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This webinar is designed for those that have specific questions they want answered. Questions will be submitted using the Q&A function and will be answered verbally by a USC Viterbi representative.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a0cbNz_jQieaByFuoP32WQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    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 2021 semester.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec03b28621c81ffcd912530f965b13e48

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • NL Seminar-How AI-Driven Augmented Intelligence Transforms Cognitive Security and Nonproliferation

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Svitlana Volkova, Pacific Northwest National Lab

    Talk Title: How AI-Driven Augmented Intelligence Transforms Cognitive Security and Nonproliferation

    Series: NL Seminar

    Abstract: REMINDER: Meeting hosts only admit guests that they know to the Zoom meeting. Hence, you're highly encouraged to use your USC account to sign into Zoom. If you're an outside visitor, please inform nlg DASH seminar DASH host AT isi.edu beforehand so we'll be aware of your attendance and let you in.

    In this talk I will present several examples of how AI models drive augmented intelligence solutions to transform national security mission spaces focusing on cognitive security and nonproliferation. I will start with cognitive security and discuss deep learning and natural language processing models to detect, characterize, and defend against influence operations, misinformation and disinformation campaigns. Specifically, models capable of detecting information micro narratives, understanding audiences, characterizing the dynamics of the information environment, and discovering causes and effects to explain why some narratives spread and some do not. I will demo our WatchOwl analytics developed to assist decision makers with real time situational awareness, track policy compliance and characterize the information environment during COVID 19 infodemic.

    Next, I will present a suite of AI powered analytics for nonproliferation developed to detect, anticipate, and reason about proliferation expertise and capability evaluation globally by learning from massive scale unstructured dynamic real-world data. I will showcase our augmented intelligence tools for expertise search and describe how to go beyond descriptive analytics towards predictive and prescriptive intelligence. Predictive models leverage graph neural networks to anticipate future collaboration patterns, authorship behavior, and capability evolution from dynamic heterogenous graphs. Prescriptive analysis uses ensemble models for causal discovery and inference to enable counterfactual reasoning about expertise and capability development. Our AI-driven augmented intelligence aims not only to provide deeper understanding of how publicly available data could be used to detect, monitor, forecast, and potentially prevent proliferation but also discover real world examples of patterns and behavior to facilitate the investigation of potentially illicit proliferation activity.

    Biography: Dr. Svitlana Volkova is a Chief Scientist in Decision Intelligence and Analytics in the National Security Directorate of PNNL, where she is leading the labs internal Mega AI investment focusing on developing and deploying massive scale foundation AI models for science and security mission areas. Since joining PNNL in October 2015, Dr. Volkova was responsible for over 10 Million in direct sales and has served as Principal Investigator or Project Manager on more than ten internally and externally funded projects, including two DARPA and two NNSA projects focusing on advancing various aspect of Artificial Intelligence AI such as natural language processing, machine learning, deep learning, AI test and evaluation, and causal discovery and inference.

    Svitlana has authored more than 70 peer previewed conference and journal publications. She serves as senior PC member and area chair for top tier AI conferences and journals including AAAI, WWW, NeurPS, ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, ICWSM, Nature Scientific Reports, PNAS and Science Advances. In 2016, she received the prestigious National Security Directorate Author of the Year award for her outstanding number of top-tier publications in AI.

    In 2019, Dr. Volkova received the Ronald L. Brodzinski Early Career Exceptional Achievement Award for her leadership and scientific contribution to the fields of computational linguistics and computational social science. She received her PhD in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University where she was affiliated with the Center for Language and Speech Processing and the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence.

    Host: Jon May and Thamme Gowda

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

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

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual Only

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

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  • CS Colloquium: Luis Garcia (USC ISI) - Use What You Know: Leveraging Semantics to Trust Learning-enabled Cyber-physical Systems

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Luis Garcia, USC

    Talk Title: Use What You Know: Leveraging Semantics to Trust Learning-enabled Cyber-physical Systems

    Abstract: The integration of autonomous cyber-physical systems (CPS) in society that interface with humans necessitates assurances for safety, security, and privacy. Traditional CPS research thrusts in this space have typically focused on closed-loop, deterministic models with relatively low-dimensional physics. With the artificial intelligence renaissance, deep learning models have enabled the utility of large amounts of data stemming from heterogeneous, distributed, and cyber-physical Internet-of-Things (IoT) networks. We are witnessing the emergence of performant cyber-physical systems whose interactions are poorly understood and rapidly evolving despite widespread adoption. My recent research explores how a semantic understanding of a deep learning model's environment can be leveraged to not only provide guarantees but also to enhance the reasoning power of a deep learning model. Neural-symbolic approaches that combine human logic with deep learning lie at the frontier of human-machine teaming in distributed and heterogenous IoT environments. My research aims to answer the following questions: 1) How can we design neural-symbolic frameworks that are semantically conscious of their subsuming cyber-physical systems? 2) In distributed and heterogeneous IoT environments enabled with such neural-symbolic frameworks, what are the correct programming abstractions that need to be exposed to developers? 3) How can we defend against collateral safety, security, and privacy threats that will subsequently be exposed by semantically aware, sensor-rich, adaptive, and distributed heterogeneous IoT environments? This talk will provide an overview of my research with an emphasis on the latter question of safety, security, and privacy threats in this space.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://usc.zoom.us/j/99126118128?pwd=YytHUzJzSWxObVdpOFphdG9KVDVvZz09

    Meeting ID: 991 2611 8128

    Biography: Luis Garcia joined USC ISI's Networking and Cybersecurity Division as a Research Computer Scientists in June 2020. He was previously a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Networked and Embedded Systems Laboratory (NESL) in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Electrical and Computer Engineering Department since 2018. His research interests include the safety and security of learning-enabled cyber-physical systems, malware analysis and reverse engineering, industrial control system security and verification, as well as broad interests in novel applications of machine learning. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering with a Cyber Security track working on the safety and security of cyber-physical industrial control systems at Rutgers University in 2018.

    Host: Greg Ver Steeg

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Cherie Carter

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    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: Online - Live Chat

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Sciecne

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 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

    View All Dates

    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • Drop-In Q&A for Prospective Graduate Students

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This webinar is designed for those that have specific questions they want answered. Questions will be submitted using the Q&A function and will be answered verbally by a USC Viterbi representative.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MYe4mGEpQGWUDZnivSKgNw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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  • Distress to De-Stress: Thrive in the Post-Pandemic Life

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    Feeling stressed over these past few months with adjusting back to in-person classes and events? Come join KSEA at our Distress to De-Stress: Thrive in the Post-Pandemic Life event on Thursday, November 18th at 5pm in THH 202. During this event, we'll be having a therapeutic time with USC clinical psychologist, Alice Phang, by discussing ways to relieve stress and thrive in our daily lives. There will also be a chance to win a free Amazon gift card during the event :) Open to all USC students!

    RSVP Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbDVvnbVAjPX-iRzxYZFqYDPcvloxmXAhytYc3IipDULqtuQ/viewform

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at uscksea@usc.edu.

    Stay safe and we hope to see you there!

    Sincerely,
    KSEA Board

    Location: Mark Taper Hall Of Humanities (THH) - 202

    Audiences: Undergraduate and Graduate

    Contact: USC KSEA

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  • Bio Resources at the Center for Advanced Research Computing, Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Fri, Nov 19, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    An overview of the CARC's new bio resources and tools, including demonstrations of common use cases. Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Grammar Tutorials

    Fri, Nov 19, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

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

    Sign up with your USC email at http://bit.ly/grammaratUSC. If you have questions, please contact helenhch@usc.edu.

    Location: ZOOM

    Audiences: Graduate and Undergraduate Students

    Contact: Helen Choi

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  • Improv for Engineers Master Class

    Fri, Nov 19, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    University Calendar


    IMPROV FOR ENGINEERS
    MASTER CLASS

    WHEN: Friday, November 19, 10-11am
    WHERE: Grassy area of Alumni Park, directly across from Center for International and Public Affairs (CPA) building WHO: Open to all students currently enrolled in EWP courses


    Program: Improv for Engineers is a co-curricular partnership between the School of Dramatic Arts and the Viterbi School of Engineering. IFE infuses Theater Arts techniques into engineering practice to hone creativity, communication, and collaboration skills. Join in the fun with your classmates and instructors in this interactive and dynamic learning experience.

    https://viterbischool.usc.edu/news/2019/10/yes-and/

    Please contact Program Coordinator Elisabeth Arnold Weiss at arnolde@usc.edu if you would like to attend.


    More Information: Improv for Engineers Master Class flyer_11-19-21.docx

    Location: Grassy area of Alumni Park, directly across from Center for International and Public Affairs (CPA)

    Audiences: All students enrolled in Engineering Writing Program courses

    Contact: Elisabeth Weiss

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  • Advanced Manufacturing Seminar

    Fri, Nov 19, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Michael C. McAlpine, University of Minnesota

    Talk Title: 3D Printing Active Electronic & Optoelectronic Devices

    Abstract: The ability to three-dimensionally pattern semiconducting electronic and optoelectronic materials could provide a transformative approach to creating active electronic devices without the need for a cleanroom or conventional microfabrication facilities. This could enable the generation of active electronics on-the-fly, using only source inks and a portable 3D printer to realize electronics anywhere, anytime, including directly on the body. Indeed, interfacing active devices with biology in 3D could impact a variety of fields, including
    biomedical devices, regenerative biomedicines, bioelectronics, smart prosthetics, and human-machine interfaces. Developing the ability to 3D print various classes of materials possessing distinct properties will enable the freeform generation of active electronics in unique functional, interwoven architectures. Yet,
    achieving seamless integration of these diverse materials via 3D printing is a significant challenge which requires overcoming discrepancies in material properties in addition to ensuring that all of the materials are compatible with the 3D printing process. We will present a strategy for three-dimensionally integrating diverse classes of materials using a custom-built 3D printer to fully create fully 3D printed device components built around active electronics. As a proof of concept, we have 3D printed quantum dot-based light-emitting diodes (QD-LEDs), polymer-based photodiodes on curvilinear surfaces, and hybrid devices over large scales with high yield. These results represent a critical step toward the 3D printing of high performance, active electronic materials and devices.

    Biography: Michael C. McAlpine is the Kuhrmeyer Family Chair Professor of
    Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He received a B.S. (2000) in Chemistry with honors from Brown University, and a Ph.D. (2006) in Chemistry from Harvard University. His current research is focused on 3D printing functional materials & devices for biomedical applications, with recent breakthroughs in 3D printed deformable sensors and 3D printed bionic eyes (one of National Geographics 12 Innovations that will Revolutionize the Future of Medicine). He has received several awards for this work, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), and the National Institutes of Health Directors New Innovator Award.

    Host: Center for Advanced Manufacturing

    More Info: Please register for this webinar at: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NUYrOOwrSf63AxH9mp7Nvw

    Webcast: Please register for this webinar at: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NUYrOOwrSf63AxH9mp7Nvw

    WebCast Link: Please register for this webinar at: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NUYrOOwrSf63AxH9mp7Nvw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • CILQ Internal Faculty Seminar

    Fri, Nov 19, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Urbashi Mitra, Professor/USC

    Talk Title: Latent Privacy via a Secret Block Structure

    Abstract: Physical layer security approaches have often used the hardness of blind deconvolution to achieve privacy when transmitting signals over unknown wireless channels. Herein, we exploit the communication channel in a new way to provide a layer of privacy. In particular, we take advantage of the fact that it has been shown that exact recovery of block-sparse signals via linear measurements is achievable under conditions where classical compressed sensing would probably fail. We exploit this result to propose a novel private communication framework where secrecy is achieved by transmitting instances of an unidentifiable compressed sensing problem over a public channel. The legitimate receiver can attempt to overcome this ill-posedness by leveraging secret knowledge of a block structure that was used to encode the transmitter's message. We study the privacy guarantees of this communication protocol in a variety of cases with the goal of understanding how often we need to refresh the shared secret between transmitter and intended receiver. Additionally, we propose an algorithm for an eavesdropper to learn the block structure via the method of moments and highlight the privacy benefits of this framework through numerical experiments.

    Host: CILQ

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

    Location: via zoom

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corine Wong

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  • HPC with Python, Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Fri, Nov 19, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Intermediate-to-advanced topics for getting improved Python performance in an HPC cluster environment. Covers debugging, profiling, and parallel programming.Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar Series on Integrated Systems

    Fri, Nov 19, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Mayank Raj, Senior Design Manager, Xilinx Inc.

    Talk Title: Design of a High-Speed Hybrid Integrated Si-Photonic Optical Link

    Host: Mike Chen, Hossein Hashemi, Manuel Monge, Constantine Sideris

    More Information: MHI IS Seminar - Mayank Raj_Flyer.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jenny Lin

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  • Repeating EventDensity Functional Theory Methods Using Quantum Espresso [series] Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Fri, Nov 19, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This weekly workshop series will benefit researchers who are interested in or are starting to learn about the application of theoretical methods and techniques for the study of the physics and chemistry of the solid state. These hands-on oriented workshops are targeted towards undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students who wish to use Density Functional Theory (DFT) methods in their research. The aim is to teach the basics of ab initio atomistic materials simulation using the Quantum Espresso suite of codes for electronic-structure calculations and materials modeling at the nanoscale. Fridays from 4-6 PM PST. Register here!


    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Viterbi Voices Live Chat: All Things Viterbi

    Sun, Nov 21, 2021 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join us for this student hosted live chat! During this hour long event, we will be talking about what our lives are *really* like as engineering students at USC Viterbi. We are here to answer the questions you may have about classes, majors, research, internships, and more!

    Register here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • Prospective Graduate Student Webinar: Chat with a USC Rep

    Mon, Nov 22, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Online webinars are held throughout the year via Zoom and hosted by Viterbi School representatives. All that is needed to participate is a computer with internet access. Webinars are designed for prospective students to learn more about:

    Master's & Ph.D. Programs
    Application Requirements
    Tuition & Funding
    There will also be ample time for questions.

    Register

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u12ZLgxmRcSCNCAEDOHjEg

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: USC Viterbi Graduate Admission

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  • AME 101 3D Printed Bridge contest

    Tue, Nov 23, 2021 @ 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Student Activity


    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - E Quad

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • ARUP Virtual Event Series (Multiple Dates)

    Tue, Nov 23, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS IS A SERIES OF EXTERNAL EVENTS HOSTED BY ARUP. REGISTER USING THE LINK BELOW.

    Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, architects, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of todays built environment. Some of our notable projects include the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Fulton Center in New York, Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada, and the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore.

    Click link to register

    SCHEDULE:

    9/30: A Day in the Life- Lighting Consultant
    10/5: Market Spotlight: Climate
    10/6: Monthly: Information Session
    10/7: A Day in the Life- Sustainable Design Consultant
    10/19: Market Spotlight: Science Industry & Technology
    10/27: Monthly: Information Session
    11/2: Market Spotlight: Energy
    11/3: Women at Arup
    11/4: A Day in the Life- Advanced Technology and Research Consultant
    11/9: A Day in the Life- Planning Consultant
    11/11: A Day in the Life- Advisory Consultant
    11/16: Latinx at Arup
    11/17: Monthly: Information Session
    11/23: LGBTQ+ at Arup
    12/8: Monthly: Information Session
    12/9: Market Spotlight: Rail

    Our virtual events will highlight and explore the different markets (ex. aviation, property, healthcare, sustainability, climate, energy, science & technology, etc.) as well as the different roles (ex. Sustainable Design Consultant, Acoustics and Theatre Consultant, Lighting Consultant, Digital Consultant, etc.) Arup works within, so that attendees can learn about the various careers paths that are available to them at Arup.

    Attendees will also be able to connect directly with our hiring team to learn more about our internship and graduate opportunities, as well as our engineers, designers, and consultants to learn more about the work they do.

    Location: Virtual Platform

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventDrop-In Weekly Office Hours [Virtual] Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Tue, Nov 23, 2021 @ 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Every Tuesday, office hours are an opportunity for CARC users to ask questions about research computing. No appointment/registration is necessary, but you must use your USC credentials to access the Zoom meeting by clicking "Register" below. For in-person support, we are also in Leavey Library room 3M (basement) during this same time period. Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • ***NO ISE 651, Epstein Seminar - Thanksgiving Recess***

    Tue, Nov 23, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • CS Colloquium: Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee (Cornell University) - Leveraging Physical Interactions to Enable Robotic Assistive Care

    Tue, Nov 23, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee, Cornell University

    Talk Title: Leveraging Physical Interactions to Enable Robotic Assistive Care

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: How do we build robots that can assist people with mobility limitations with activities of daily living? To successfully perform these activities, a robot needs to be able to physically interact with humans and objects in unstructured human environments. In the first part of my talk, I will show how a robot can use multimodal sense of touch such as force and thermal sensing to infer properties of these physical interactions using data-driven methods and physics-based models. In the second part of the talk, I will show how a robot can leverage these properties to perform one such activity of daily living- feeding. Successful robot-assisted feeding depends on reliable bite acquisition of hard-to-model deformable food items and easy bite transfer. Using insights from human studies, I will showcase algorithms and technologies that leverage multiple sensing modalities to perceive varied food item properties and determine successful strategies for bite acquisition and transfer. Using feedback from all the stakeholders, I will show how we built an autonomous robot-assisted feeding system that uses these algorithms and technologies and deployed it in the real world that fed real users with mobility limitations.


    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Tapomayukh "Tapo" Bhattacharjee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University where he directs the EmPRISE Lab (https://emprise.cs.cornell.edu/). He completed his Ph. D. in Robotics from Georgia Institute of Technology and was an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA postdoctoral research associate in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. He wants to enable robots to assist people with mobility limitations with tasks for daily living and he believes that allowing efficient and safe physical interactions between robots and their immediate environments is the key. His work spans the fields of human-robot interaction, haptic perception, and robot manipulation.


    Host: Stefanos Nikolaidis

    Location: Seeley Wintersmith Mudd Memorial Hall (of Philosophy) (MHP) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Nov 23, 2021 @ 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 EventDensity Functional Theory Methods Using Quantum Espresso [series] Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Fri, Nov 26, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This weekly workshop series will benefit researchers who are interested in or are starting to learn about the application of theoretical methods and techniques for the study of the physics and chemistry of the solid state. These hands-on oriented workshops are targeted towards undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students who wish to use Density Functional Theory (DFT) methods in their research. The aim is to teach the basics of ab initio atomistic materials simulation using the Quantum Espresso suite of codes for electronic-structure calculations and materials modeling at the nanoscale. Fridays from 4-6 PM PST. Register here!


    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Differential Verification of Deep Neural Networks

    Tue, Nov 30, 2021 @ 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    PhD Candidate: Brandon Paulsen

    Title: Differential Verification of Deep Neural Networks

    Date & Time: Tuesday November 30th at 8:30 AM

    Committee: Chao Wang (Advisor), Jyotirmoy Deshmukh, Nenad Medvidovic, William Halfond, Murali Annavaram

    Zoom link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97339789019?pwd=blJoYTg3WXJDZzBUcFVRQzZMNUNpQT09

    Abstract:
    Recently, deep neural networks (DNNs) have found success in a wide variety of application domains such as image recognition, natural language processing, and autonomous vehicle control. However, they are often criticized for their large energy-footprint, which limits their use on computationally- and energy-constrained devices. Recently, this limitation was addressed by DNN compression -- a technique that reduces the computational and energy requirements by, e.g., reducing the floating point precision of the neural network -- but this naturally raises the question: is the compressed network equivalent to the original? Answering this question is crucial for safety-critical systems, and desirable in general. Unfortunately, current DNN verification tools are limited in that they are only designed to analyze a single network, rendering them ineffective for this problem.

    For my thesis, I address this limitation by formalizing the problem of differential verification of DNNs, and then developing a novel approach for reasoning about a pair of any two structurally similar feed-forward DNNs with ReLU activations. The key insight in my approach is to reason about the two networks simultaneously, thus greatly improving the precision of the analysis. While the approach is applicable to any pair of structurally similar DNNs, I demonstrate its effectiveness in proving equivalence (within a small error bound) of compressed DNNs with respect to the original DNN, and I further show that my new approach outperforms existing DNN verification tools by orders of magnitude, in terms of scalability. I then show that the first approach can be greatly improved upon by leveraging a novel fine-grained, symbolic technique that captures the relationships between neurons. Finally, I discuss the challenges of extending differential verification to activation functions beyond ReLU and other DNN architectures, and propose a solution.

    Location: Zoom

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97339789019?pwd=blJoYTg3WXJDZzBUcFVRQzZMNUNpQT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Tue, Nov 30, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Adam Simpson, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University

    Talk Title: Predicting Initial Transformation of Food-Based Bio-Polymers and -Molecules During Food Disinfection

    Abstract: Foodborne pathogenic outbreaks still occur 100x more frequently than waterborne pathogenic outbreaks from municipal/community water supplies in the US, despite the passing of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011. To kill pathogens, food packaging facilities must treat fruits, vegetables, and meats with high dosages of chemical sanitizers-”most frequently free chlorine-”for ready-to-eat and triple washed foods. Food chemists and engineers have looked to water disinfection byproduct research to predict and measure contaminants (i.e., trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids and chlorates) formed in food disinfection washwaters as potential chemical exposures to consumers. However, my research demonstrates that this is fundamentally incorrect as the boundary conditions of food disinfection and water disinfection processes
    are incongruent. First, I will introduce current food disinfection processing techniques and conditions and compare with water disinfection to encourage a new way to predict initial transformation products formed during food disinfection. Second, I will demonstrate the formation of chlorotyrosines isolated inside of chlorine washed spinach and lettuce in comparison to volatile disinfection byproducts isolated in the washwater to prove where true toxic exposure risks are. Third, I will introduce a new class of food-based disinfection byproducts measured inside of chlorine treated vegetables, namely fatty acid chlorohydrins,and compare the cumulative toxic potencies of these chlorine treated vegetables to a poor-quality water at EPA regulated limits to demonstrate the relative magnitude of these exposures. I will end the seminar with a glance of my future research involving this uncharted field.


    Biography: Adam Simpson is a PhD candidate at Stanford University, in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department advised by Professor William Mitch. His research involves using organic chemistry and complex analytical chemistry techniques to synthesize and isolate new classes of food-based disinfection
    byproducts that are toxic and affect most consumers. To advance his depth of knowledge and experience with postharvest crop treatment, he is also undergoing a stint at the United States Department of Agriculture-”Agricultural Research Service in Parlier, California, where he is also advised by the
    Environmental Chemist, Dr. Spencer Walse. His work has been supported by multiple fellowships including a Stanford Graduate Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and a Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence Fellowship. He will receive his PhD in Civil and Environmental
    Engineering in May-2022 and received his M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, and B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Beingpassionate about diversifying academia, Adam is also a science communicator through his YouTube Channel, where he aims to humanize academia with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education, while uplifting underrepresented voices. With an ambition of being a tenure-track assistant
    professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering-”he hopes to continue his work to make a more inclusive
    academia.

    Host: Dr. Daniel McCurry

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/94682875854 Meeting ID: 946 8287 5854 Passcode: 090068

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/94682875854 Meeting ID: 946 8287 5854 Passcode: 090068

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes

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  • Photonics Seminar Series

    Tue, Nov 30, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Juliet Gopinath, University of Colorado Boulder

    Talk Title: Nonlinear Integrated Optics and Microscopy

    Series: Photonics Seminar

    Host: Electrical and Computer Engineering: Wade Hsu, Mercedeh Khajavikhan, Michelle Povinelli, Constantine Sideris, and Wei Wu

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91808071892?pwd=VUwyK3NSNW5rSzVLQzFKSGdPc05yUT09

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91808071892?pwd=VUwyK3NSNW5rSzVLQzFKSGdPc05yUT09

    More Information: Photonics Seminar _Julie Gopinath 11-30-21.pdf

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91808071892?pwd=VUwyK3NSNW5rSzVLQzFKSGdPc05yUT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jennifer Ramos/Electrophysics

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  • Repeating EventDrop-In Weekly Office Hours [Virtual] Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Tue, Nov 30, 2021 @ 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Every Tuesday, office hours are an opportunity for CARC users to ask questions about research computing. No appointment/registration is necessary, but you must use your USC credentials to access the Zoom meeting by clicking "Register" below. For in-person support, we are also in Leavey Library room 3M (basement) during this same time period. Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • ISE 651 - Epstein Seminar

    Tue, Nov 30, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Xunyu Zhou, Professor, Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia

    Talk Title: Policy Evaluation, Policy Gradient, and Actor-Critic Learning in Continuous Time and Space: Theory and Algorithms

    Host: Dr. Renyuan Xu

    More Information: November 30, 2021.pdf

    Location: Zoom/Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • CS Colloquium: Konstantinos Karydis (University of California, Riverside) - Online mobile robot motion planning under uncertainty in unknown environments

    Tue, Nov 30, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Konstantinos Karydis, University of California, Riverside

    Talk Title: Online mobile robot motion planning under uncertainty in unknown environments

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Mobile robot motion planning under uncertainty is a challenging yet rewarding foundational robotics research problem with extensive applications across domains including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), remote sensing, and precision agriculture. One important challenge is operation in unknown environments where planning decisions need to be made at run-time. In this talk we discuss recent results to address online motion planning in unknown environments. We consider two specific cases: 1) How to achieve resolution-complete field coverage considering the non-holonomic mobility constraints in commonly-used vehicles (e.g., wheeled robots) without prior information about the environment? 2) How to develop resilient, risk-aware and collision-inclusive planning algorithms to enable (collision-resilient) mobile robots to deliberately choose when to collide with locally-sensed obstacles to improve some motion planning metrics (e.g., total time to reach a goal).

    To this end, we have proposed a hierarchical, hex-decomposition-based coverage planning algorithm for unknown, obstacle-cluttered environments. The proposed approach ensures resolution-complete coverage, can be tuned to achieve fast exploration, and plans smooth paths for Dubins vehicles to follow at constant velocity in real-time. Our approach can successfully trade-off between coverage and exploration speed, and can outperform existing online coverage algorithms in terms of total covered area or exploration speed according to how it is tuned. Further, we have introduced new sampling- and search-based online collision-inclusive motion planning algorithms for impact-resilient robots, that can explicitly handle the risk of colliding with the environment and can switch between collision avoidance and collision exploitation. Central to the planners' capabilities is a novel joint optimization function that evaluates the effect of possible collisions using a reflection model.
    This way, the planner can make deliberate decisions to collide with the environment if such collision is expected to help the robot make progress toward its goal. To make the algorithm online, we present state expansion pruning techniques that can significantly reduce the search space while ensuring completeness.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Dr. Karydis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). Before joining UCR, he worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Robotics in GRASP Lab, which is part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). His work was supported by Dr. Vijay Kumar, Professor and Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering. He completed his doctoral studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware, under the guidance of Prof. Herbert Tanner and Prof.
    Ioannis Poulakakis.


    Host: Stefanos Nikolaidis

    Location: Seeley Wintersmith Mudd Memorial Hall (of Philosophy) (MHP) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Nov 30, 2021 @ 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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