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  • Viterbi Voices Live Chat: Research & Projects

    Sun, Jan 09, 2022 @ 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 the research and projects we're involved in as engineering students at USC Viterbi. We are here to answer the questions you may have about getting involved in research, various research areas, and what we actually do in our labs.


    Register here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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

    Mon, Jan 10, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Virtual Group Academic Advising Sessions for continuing and new MS students will be available for the month of January. These are combined session for Computer Science and Data Science students only. Access link emailed directly to CSCI/DSCI students.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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

    Mon, Jan 10, 2022 @ 03:00 PM - 03:50 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Virtual Group Academic Advising Sessions for continuing and new MS students will be available for the month of January. These are combined session for Computer Science and Data Science students only. Access link emailed directly to CSCI/DSCI students.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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

    Tue, Jan 11, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Virtual Group Academic Advising Sessions for continuing and new MS students will be available for the month of January. These are combined session for Computer Science and Data Science students only. Access link emailed directly to CSCI/DSCI students.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Undergrad

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  • CS Colloquium: Filip Ilievski (USC ISI) - Open-world AI Agents with Common Sense

    Tue, Jan 11, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Filip Ilievski, USC

    Talk Title: Open-world AI Agents with Common Sense

    Abstract: In this talk, I will present my research on building natural-language AI agents that use common sense to act robustly in everyday situations. State-of-the-art technology is inadequate for this purpose: background knowledge and rules provide explainability but they cannot generalize to unseen situations, whereas neural models with natural generalizability are prone to making silly mistakes and are unable to explain their decisions. I will describe our agents which combine the best of both worlds to perform well on open-world tasks without the need for task-specific training data, by 1) organizing commonsense knowledge into a single harmonized resource; 2) enriching commonsense knowledge with axioms and preconditions; and 3) using the enriched knowledge resource to adapt neural models for out-of-domain scenarios that require common sense. The effectiveness of the combined approach is demonstrated through high performance on a range of out-of-domain tasks, including question answering and story generation. I will also reflect on my ongoing research on adapting AI agents to specific domains, enabling them to operate in embodied environments, and combining commonsense with encyclopedic knowledge.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

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    https://usc.zoom.us/j/97448700889

    Meeting ID: 974 4870 0889


    Biography: Dr. Filip Ilievski is a Research Scientist in the Center on Knowledge Graphs within the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Filip holds a Ph.D. in Natural Language Processing from the Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam, where he also worked as a postdoctoral researcher before joining ISI. His research focuses on the role of commonsense and encyclopedic knowledge in filling gaps in human communication. Over the past three years, he mentored around twenty Master's and Ph.D. students, and collaborated with researchers at USC, CMU, Bosch Research, RPI, and the University of Lyon. Dr. Ilievski has over 40 peer-reviewed publications in top-tier venues on commonsense reasoning, information extraction, and knowledge graphs. Dr. Ilievski has also been actively organizing workshops (AAAI'21), tutorials (AAAI'21, ISWC'20, ISWC'21, TheWebConf'22), symposiums (USC), and a special journal issue (Semantic Web Journal) on these topics.

    Host: Gale Lucas

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Cherie Carter

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

    Tue, Jan 11, 2022 @ 03:00 PM - 03:50 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Virtual Group Academic Advising Sessions for continuing and new MS students will be available for the month of January. These are combined session for Computer Science and Data Science students only. Access link emailed directly to CSCI/DSCI students.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Jan 11, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

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    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • AI and Data Ethics Training Session

    Tue, Jan 11, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Special AI and Data Science Training Sessions
    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    AI AND DATA ETHICS

    January 11 & 18, 2022
    Virtual webinars

    These special training sessions are designed for students and faculty who want to learn about the ethical concerns in AI and data science, the technologies available for privacy and responsible use of data, the policies and regulations that are currently in place in this area, and the many open questions that need to be addressed. They will be taught by Viterbi faculty and instructors who teach ethics and privacy courses and sections. The sessions will be held online.

    Session I: Data Ethics and Privacy
    Tuesday January 11, 2022 at 4-6pm

    Session II: AI Ethics and Responsibility
    Tuesday January 18, 2022 at 12-2pm
    Attendance is free, please RSVP at: https://tinyurl.com/AIandDataEthics

    More Information: AI-DS-Ethics-Training.JPG

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Viterbi Impact Program Information Session

    Tue, Jan 11, 2022 @ 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Student Activity


    Interested in volunteering? VIP participants play an important role in bringing engineering to the community, as they work as partners with local schools and organizations.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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

    Wed, Jan 12, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Virtual Group Academic Advising Sessions for continuing and new MS students will be available for the month of January. These are combined session for Computer Science and Data Science students only. Access link emailed directly to CSCI/DSCI students.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Undergrad

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  • DEN@Viterbi - Online Graduate Engineering Virtual Information Session

    Wed, Jan 12, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 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=ec8788bde748ad5342c30628bd0d0c7a6

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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

    Wed, Jan 12, 2022 @ 03:00 PM - 03:50 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Virtual Group Academic Advising Sessions for continuing and new MS students will be available for the month of January. These are combined session for Computer Science and Data Science students only. Access link emailed directly to CSCI/DSCI students.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Jan 12, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Christian Franck, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Talk Title: Cellular NeuroMechanics -“ Concussions, Traumatic Brain Injury and the mysterious Havana Syndrome

    Abstract: Current prediction, prevention and diagnosis strategies for mild traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, are still largely in their infancy due to a lack of detailed understanding and resolution of how physical forces give rise to tissue injury at a cellular level. In this talk I will present some recent work on our current understanding of the origin of concussions and traumatic brain injuries and how cells in the brain interpret and react to the physical forces of trauma. Specifically, I will show that the path to a better understanding of traumatic injuries involves addressing a variety of finite deformation, rate-dependent soft matter and cell mechanics problems along the way. Finally, I will provide an update on how our current understanding of the cellular neuromechanics cannot only help shed light on improving our prediction of TBI but also enable us to dissect the physical origin of emerging injuries such as the Havana Syndrome.



    Biography: Christian Franck is a mechanical engineer specializing in cellular biomechanics and new experimental mechanics techniques at the micro and nanoscale. He received his B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia in 2003, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 2004 and 2008. Dr. Franck held a post-doctoral position at Harvard investigating brain and neural trauma. He was an assistant and associate professor in mechanics at Brown University from 2009 - 2018, and is now the Grainger Institute for Engineering Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    His lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has developed unique three-dimensional full-field imaging capabilities based on multiphoton microscopy and digital volume correlation. Current application areas of these three-dimensional microscopy techniques include understanding the 3D deformation behavior of neurons in the brain during traumatic brain injuries, and the role of non-linear material deformations in soft matter.

    He is the acting director of the Center for Traumatic Brain Injury at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the ONR-funded Physics-based Neutralization of Threats to Human Tissues and Organs (PANTHER) program, which consists of over 24 PIs nationwide. Key objectives of the Panther program are in better detection, prediction, and prevention of traumatic brain injuries by providing accelerated translation from basic science discovery to civilian and warfighter protection solutions.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93987337017?pwd=MWd2dXBSL1FaR1RPaHNscjJ1NW80UT09

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93987337017?pwd=MWd2dXBSL1FaR1RPaHNscjJ1NW80UT09

    Location: Online event

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93987337017?pwd=MWd2dXBSL1FaR1RPaHNscjJ1NW80UT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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

    Thu, Jan 13, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Virtual Group Academic Advising Sessions for continuing and new MS students will be available for the month of January. These are combined session for Computer Science and Data Science students only. Access link emailed directly to CSCI/DSCI students.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Undergrad

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  • NL Seminar-Translating faster than a keystroke and dumpster diving for training data

    Thu, Jan 13, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Kenneth Heafield, Univ of Edinburgh

    Talk Title: Translating faster than a keystroke and dumpster diving for training data

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

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

    Machine translation has a deserved reputation for computational cost. But by burning even more GPU time upfront, we can
    make inference fast enough to translate thousands of words per second on a desktop or a sentence in under 10 ms on one CPU core. I will talk about optimizations from chopping off transformer heads to writing assembly that make this possible. Software is available at translatelocally.com and coming soon as a Firefox extension. Fast translation was also useful for the ParaCrawl project, where we went dumpster diving on the web for translations and found a few COMET/BLEU points.



    Biography: Kenneth Heafield is a Reader/Associate Professor in en-US)
    at the University of Edinburgh working on fast and often good machine translation. He coordinates the Bergamot project adding local translation to Firefox, ran the ParaCrawl project, and was friendly competition with ISI in MATERIAL. He wrote kenlm to do large language models before they were cool.

    Host: Jon May and Thamme Gowda

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

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93223825200

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual Only

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93223825200

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

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  • Experience Viterbi App Launch Party

    Thu, Jan 13, 2022 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    University Calendar


    Experience USC Viterbi (EVA for short) is a student engagement web app designed specifically for Viterbi Engineering students! EVA is simple to use and connects you to the various events taking place across Viterbi, tracks your personal attendance, and completion of helpful learning paths. Join us to learn more about EVA, how to engage along with four success areas, and receive insider tips on how to convert your engagement with the app into points and prizes! It's a welcome party so there will be opportunities to win swag and prizes as well! Unlock all the tools you need for a successful school year. It's an event you won't want to miss!

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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

    Thu, Jan 13, 2022 @ 03:00 PM - 03:50 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Virtual Group Academic Advising Sessions for continuing and new MS students will be available for the month of January. These are combined session for Computer Science and Data Science students only. Access link emailed directly to CSCI/DSCI students.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Jan 13, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

    Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • The Fred S. Grodins Keynote Lecturer

    Fri, Jan 14, 2022 @ 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Cato T. Laurencin, Dr.

    Talk Title: Regenerative Engineering of Bone and Other Musculoskeletal Tissues

    Abstract: The treatment of injuries to bone that necessitate bone regeneration continues to be a major challenge for the orthopaedic surgeon. This burden is compounded by the constraints of supply and morbidity associated with autograft tissues, the gold standard of repair. The use of allografts, xenografts, or metal and ceramic implants overcomes many of the limitations associated with autografts but fails to provide a viable solution. We have worked in the area of engineering of bone with a focus on biomaterial selection, scaffold development, cell selection, cell material interaction, growth factor delivery, and more recently developing inducible materials.

    This entire body of work over more than thirty years has made matrix-based musculoskeletal engineering a viable clinical alternative, and has motivated the establishment of a new field: regenerative engineering. Regenerative Engineering involves new technologies harnessed over the past decade: advanced materials science including nanotechnology, advanced stem cell science, morphogenesis and developmental biology cues, the knowledge and appreciation of physical forces, and clinical translation. Our work has encompassed many aspects of these new technologies and heralds a bright future for the regeneration of bone and other complex tissues.

    Biography: Bio: Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D. is the University Professor at the University of Connecticut (one of only two at the school). He earned his B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton, his Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology from M.I.T., and his M.D., Magna Cum Laude, from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Laurencin is a pioneer of Regenerative Engineering. He is an expert in biomaterials science, stem cell technology, nanotechnology and morphogenesis and has worked in the convergence of these areas. The American Institute of Chemical Engineers created the Cato T. Laurencin Regenerative Engineering Founder's Award recognizing his pioneering efforts. In receiving the Spingarn Medal, he was celebrated for his exceptional career that has made him the world's foremost engineer-physician-scientist. The American Association for the Advancement of Science awarded Dr. Laurencin the Philip Hauge Abelson Prize given "for signal contributions to the advancement of science in the United States". He received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation's highest honor for technological achievement, in ceremonies at the White House. Dr. Laurencin is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Renowned internationally, he is a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences India, the Indian National Academy of Engineering, the African Academy of Sciences, The World Academy of Sciences, and is an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

    Host: BME Professor David D'Argenio

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98949329502?pwd=YVY5MVU0aFNoa0U1aTZiaFNIdzY0QT09

    More Information: Grodins Keynote Lecture 2022 -Dr. Cato T. Laurencin.pdf

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Michele Medina

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  • Resume Lab (VIRTUAL)

    Fri, Jan 14, 2022 @ 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS EVENT WILL BE HOSTED VIRTUALLY

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

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

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





    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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