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

    Mon, Jan 30, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

    Drop in hours are in RTH 222:
    Monday: 10-1
    Wednesday: 10-1
    Friday: 10-1

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

    See you at the Hub!

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

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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  • CS Teaching Faculty Meeting

    Mon, Jan 30, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


    Meeting for invited full-time Computer Science teaching faculty only. Event details emailed directly to attendees.

    Location: TBD - Hybrid

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Cherie Carter

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  • CIA STEM Internship/Career Info Session (Viterbi, On-Campus)

    Tue, Jan 31, 2023 @ 05:00 AM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Meet CIA!

    Date: Tuesday, January 31st
    Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall (RTH) 211

    CIA Representatives will provide information regarding the CIA and the variety of STEM internship and career opportunities available. The presentation will include details about application processes and suggestions for making yourself competitive for employment, including tips for writing cover letters and resumes, and preparing for an interview with CIA. All STEM occupations and disciplines are encouraged to attend. Please bring a resume and meet with a CIA recruiter.

    What majors and class levels are you interested in connecting with? All Engineering Disciplines of all degree levels
    Are you recruiting for internships, full-time, or both? Both
    Can you offer Visa sponsorship? No
    Are you able to hire a student on CPT or OPT? No

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Preparing for the Career & Internship Expo

    Tue, Jan 31, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions



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

    Increase your preparedness for the Career & Internship Expo by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners.

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

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

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Webinar for U.S. Active Duty Military & Veteran Prospective Graduate Engineering Students

    Tue, Jan 31, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    DEN@Viterbi, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join USC Viterbi to learn about the funding and support provided to U.S. active duty military and veterans who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in engineering or computer science. This virtual information session via WebEx will discuss how USC Viterbi\'s flexible online DEN@Viterbi delivery enables active duty military and veterans to pursue their degree from anywhere in the world.

    The session will discuss military funding and scholarships available, student support, enrollment options, FAQs, and more! Attendees will have the opportunity to connect directly with USC Viterbi Admission & Student Engagement representatives.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1fc41a19c7dbe1879aa1857516d9eef5

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Sentry.io Info Session + Resume Review/Interviewing Tips

    Tue, Jan 31, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Date: Tuesday, January 31st
    Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Google Meet: RSVP HERE


    We are so much more than an error monitoring software. We are also performance monitoring software. Our platform helps every developer diagnose, fix, and optimize the performance of their code. With Sentry, developers around the world save time, energy, and probably a few therapy sessions.

    What majors and class levels are you interested in connecting with? Computer Science
    Are you recruiting for internships, full-time, or both? Both
    Can you offer Visa sponsorship? No
    Are you able to hire a student on CPT or OPT? No

    Location: Google Meet, please see event description for more details

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • EY Open Science Challenge Info Session (Virtual, External)

    Tue, Jan 31, 2023 @ 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Today, more than 820 million people regularly go to bed hungry. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) predicts that the agriculture industry will need to produce 70% more food while only being able to use 5% more land in order to nourish those already suffering from hunger, as well as two billion people expected to be added to the global population by 2050. The impact of climate change on food security is likely to increase. We will continue to experience increasing temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, greater frequency of extreme events and rising sea levels. A sustainable future depends on being able to produce enough nutritious food for the worlds population.

    In this exciting global challenge you will have the opportunity to learn and develop new skills, access to cutting-edge learning platforms. But as well the opportunity to collaborate and network on a global level with peers, representatives from EY and collaborating organizations such as Microsoft and NASA. But more important: to have the chance to contribute to solving world hunger!

    See the attached flyer for more information and visit challenge.ey.com to learn more.

    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Viterbi Career Connections Office. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participants responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    More Information: EY Open Science Challenge - Universities MS.pdf

    Location: Please see below for more details

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Epstein Institute - ISE 651 Seminar

    Tue, Jan 31, 2023 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Krishna Balasubramanian, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, University of California

    Talk Title: Stochastic Compositional Optimization for Machine Learning

    Host: Prof. Suvrajeet Sen

    More Information: Abstract_KB.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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

    Wed, Feb 01, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

    Drop in hours are in RTH 222:
    Monday: 10-1
    Wednesday: 10-1
    Friday: 10-1

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

    See you at the Hub!

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

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Feb 01, 2023 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of 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: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) - 102 - Hybrid

    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

    Wed, Feb 01, 2023 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Benjamin Sapp, Waymo, LLC

    Talk Title: Behavioral Models for Interactive Motion Forecasting and Planning for Real-Word Autonomous Vehicles

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

    Abstract: Understanding the complex behavior of other cars, pedestrians and cyclists is essential for autonomous vehicle planning in the real world. In this talk, we\'ll first go over some of our recent advancements in scalable transformer architectures for behavior modeling. Next, we\'ll discuss joint behavior prediction and planning architectures, as well as how to factorize the joint output space of all possible futures in effective ways. Lastly, we discuss the interplay of our models deployed in the real-world with simulated agents and simulators and describe systems for closed loop simulation of agents and AVs.

    Biography: Understanding the complex behavior of other cars, pedestrians and cyclists is essential for autonomous vehicle planning in the real world. In this talk, we\'ll first go over some of our recent advancements in scalable transformer architectures for behavior modeling. Next, we\'ll discuss joint behavior prediction and planning architectures, as well as how to factorize the joint output space of all possible futures in effective ways. Lastly, we discuss the interplay of our models deployed in the real-world with simulated agents and simulators and describe systems for closed loop simulation of agents and AVs.



    Host: Somil Bansal, somilban@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92742577270?pwd=bEpXaWJudjZWRksyNk5lL1owUUdBQT09

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92742577270?pwd=bEpXaWJudjZWRksyNk5lL1owUUdBQT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • What Recruiters Look for in Your Resume

    Wed, Feb 01, 2023 @ 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions



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

    Does your resume highlight the skills that will land an interview? Review tips and tricks on how to best showcase yourself to recruiters 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 more information on this workshop, log into Viterbi Career Gateway>> Events>>Workshops: https://shibboleth-viterbi-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

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

    Audiences: All Viterbi

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • CIA information session

    Wed, Feb 01, 2023 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: CIA, CIA

    Talk Title: CIA Info Session

    Host: USC IC CAE

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J1_ObW2ESqur3PjH-rZAfg

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J1_ObW2ESqur3PjH-rZAfg

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J1_ObW2ESqur3PjH-rZAfg

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jennifer Ramos/Electrophysics

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J1_ObW2ESqur3PjH-rZAfg

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  • Bpuzzled

    Wed, Feb 01, 2023 @ 05:30 PM - 09:15 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Date: Tuesday, February 1st
    Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
    Location: Harris Hall (HAR) 101
    RSVP HERE

    Bpuzzled is a 3 hour long competition where teams use problem solving, creative thinking, and teamwork to solve challenging and intricate puzzles that are logical in nature, similar to those found in escape rooms. Winners from this event get a trip to NYC to compete in the Global Final against teams across the world!

    Please bring your laptop and charger!
    Arrive a bit earlier to finalize teams and for dinner!


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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Impact Program Information Session

    Wed, Feb 01, 2023 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Want to make a difference in the Los Angeles Community? Join the Viterbi Impact Program! The Viterbi Impact Program (VIP) helps connect Viterbi students to volunteer opportunities through USC\'s K-12 STEM Center and local community organizations. Join this information session to learn more about VIP and the value of service in the local community and the engineering profession.

    Location: Sign into EngageSC to View Location

    Audiences:

    Contact: Noe Mora

    Event Link: https://engage.usc.edu/viterbi/rsvp?id=388401

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  • NL Seminar- Scaling unlocks emergent abilities in language models

    Thu, Feb 02, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Jason Wei, Google Brain

    Talk Title: Scaling unlocks emergent abilities in language models

    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.

    In person attendance will be permitted for USC ISI faculty, staff, students only. Open to the public virtually via the zoom link and online.
    Scaling up language models has been shown to predictably improve performance on a wide range of downstream tasks. In this talk, we will instead discuss an unpredictable phenomenon that we refer to as emergent abilities of large language models. An ability is considered emergent if it is not present in smaller models but is present in larger models, which means that the ability cannot be predicted simply by extrapolating the performance of smaller models. With the popularization of large language models such as GPT-3, Chinchilla, and PaLM, dozens of emergent abilities have been discovered, including chain-of-thought prompting, which enables state-of-the-art mathematical reasoning, and instruction finetuning, which enables large language models to be usable by the broader population. The existence of such emergent phenomena raises the question of whether additional scaling could potentially further expand the range of capabilities of language models.

    Biography: Jason Wei is a senior research scientist at Google Brain. His research focuses on large language models, and his research includes chain-of-thought prompting, instruction finetuning, and emergent abilities of language models. His work has been featured in more than five Google AI blog posts, and chain-of-thought prompting was presented last year at Google I/O 2022 by Google CEO Sundar Picchai. Before Google, Jason received his AB from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

    Host: Jon May and Justin Cho

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

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91012548948

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91012548948

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

    Event Link: https://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

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  • NCTC Info Session

    Thu, Feb 02, 2023 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: NCTC, NCTC

    Talk Title: National Counterterrorism Center Info Session

    Host: USC IC CAE

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9S3TSnwaSFKMxI7zQcsPXg

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9S3TSnwaSFKMxI7zQcsPXg

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9S3TSnwaSFKMxI7zQcsPXg

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jennifer Ramos/Electrophysics

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9S3TSnwaSFKMxI7zQcsPXg

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  • DREAM Industry Mentorship Panel- Boeing

    Thu, Feb 02, 2023 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Workshops & Infosessions



    D.R.E.A.M. (Direct Response to Engineers Aspirations from Mentors) is a mentorship initiative that leverages insights from industry professionals who respond to student dream pitches, an original leadership communication assignment in WRIT 340 where students create a vision for their future selves, align their careers around purpose, and build consistent character in the context of growth, reinvention, and constant change. Guest speakers and panels feature experienced professionals from a variety of tech and destination companies.

    This event will feature talks with Viterbi alumni Justene Karimi, (M.S. Product Development Engineering), and Edgar Vargas, (M.S. Systems Architecture and Engineering) about their evolving careers as engineers and managers at Boeing.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 109

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Elisabeth Arnold Weiss

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

    Fri, Feb 03, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

    Drop in hours are in RTH 222:
    Monday: 10-1
    Wednesday: 10-1
    Friday: 10-1

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

    See you at the Hub!

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

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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  • BME Seminar Speaker, Dr. Tim Downing

    Fri, Feb 03, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Tim Downing, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, UCI Samueli School of Engineering

    Talk Title: Stem Cell Reprogramming, Epigenetics

    Host: BME Professor Megan McCain - ZOOM link available on request

    Location: Corwin D. Denney Research Center (DRB) - 145

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Michele Medina

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