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  • Career & Internship Expo: Virtual and On-Campus Trojan Talks and Meet & Greets

    Mon, Feb 07, 2022

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Groups of pre-registered students meet with an organization in a Zoom meeting or on-campus location.

    For the most up-to-date information visit the Career & Internship Expo Website: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Rovisys, LPA, Inc., UNITED STATES NAVY (On-Campus)

    Mon, Feb 07, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet & Greets (On-Campus)
    February 7th 10 am - 12 pm (20-minute sessions)
    Meet Rovisys, LPA, Inc., UNITED STATES NAVY

    These are 20-minute small group meet ups with recruiters from 10-12. How to signup: RSVP required to attend. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet SupplyFrame (Virtual)

    Mon, Feb 07, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

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    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet SupplyFrame (Virtual)

    Meet recruiters during the Viterbi Career Expo. attend the Trojan Talk to learn bout opportunities, ask questions and drop your resume.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Details: We are a technology company on a mission to change the way Engineers collaborate, design, and manufacture hardware.Our team is composed largely of Computer Scientists, Web Developers, and Data Scientists, with a passion for crafting beautiful, data-driven User Experiences and a love of solving hard problems. And we believe that there are few things in the world that can match the excitement of building tools for fellow Engineers and Hackers alike. Powered by breakthrough Design-to-Source Intelligence (DSI), Supplyframe's AI-based SaaS solutions enable previously impossible insights and decision support that bring new levels of resiliency and performance to the global electronics value chain.

    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet WHITING-TURNER (On-Campus)

    Mon, Feb 07, 2022 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

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    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet WHITING-TURNER (On-Campus)

    Meet recruiters during the Viterbi Career Expo. attend the Trojan Talk to learn bout opportunities, ask questions and drop your resume.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Details: Whiting-Turner provides construction management, general contracting, design-build and integrated project delivery services on projects small and large for a diverse group of customers. Successful markets include office and headquarters, healthcare, senior living, life sciences, microelectronics, mission critical, retail, higher education, K-12, industrial, warehouse and distribution, transportation, multi-family residential, mixed-use, urban redevelopment, hospitality, entertainment, cultural, religious and public sector.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Expensify & inVia Robotics (On-Campus)

    Mon, Feb 07, 2022 @ 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

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    Meet Expensify & inVia Robotics. These are 20-minute small group meetups with recruiters from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. Both Expesify and inVia Robotics can sponsor international candidates!

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    inVia Robotics is a Southern Californian technology company founded in 2015 by USC Alumni that provides the next generation of robotics warehouse automation and software solutions for eCommerce distribution centers and supply chains. As the developer of the world's first "Robots-as-a-Service" autonomous mobile robot picking and goods-to-person system, inVia is powering the future of warehouse productivity without disrupting the ecosystem of a business's operations.

    Expensify was founded with a simple, but clear purpose: to make expense reports not suck.

    Reporting expenses has never been an easy or intuitive process. Like many others, David Barrett felt firsthand the pain of doing expense reports on antiquated, less-than-intuitive platforms. As a result, he and a buddy started working on a product to alleviate that painful process. That product became Expensify.

    Expensify started with a receipt-scanning vision and in 2009 we raised $1M to make our vision a reality. People loved the idea, as did the tech community and major publications. Less than a year later, we raised another $5.7M to build SmartScan, a product that would forever change the expense reporting marketplace.

    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Rovisys (On-Campus)

    Mon, Feb 07, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

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    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Rovisys (On-Campus)
    Meet recruiters during the Viterbi Career Expo. attend the Trojan Talk to learn about opportunities, ask questions and drop your resume.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Founded in 1989, RoviSys is a leading control systems integrator and provider of comprehensive automation and information solutions. We help clients by developing and implementing independent systems and solutions. Our reputation of quality and continuity is focused on customer satisfaction. We are proud to serve small and large clients across the globe. Our employees have opportunities to work in a variety of industries, including: Chemicals, Consumer Goods, Data Centers, Food & Beverage, Glass, Life Sciences, Marine, Metals, Oil & Gas, District Energy, Utilities, Construction, Water/Wastewater and Paper & Wood. RoviSys is headquartered in Aurora, OH with offices across the United States, Southeast Asia, and Europe.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet OnPrem Solution Partners (On-Campus)

    Mon, Feb 07, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet OnPrem Solution Partners (On-Campus)
    Meet recruiters during the Viterbi Career Expo. attend the Trojan Talk to learn about opportunities, ask questions and drop your resume.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Details: OnPrem Solution Partners, LLC is a Southern California-based services and technology innovation start-up. Founded in 2013 by four ex-SVC leaders, OnPrem is focused on providing exceptional talent to our clients. OnPrem provides services in business consulting and technology innovation. We differentiate ourselves from the vast number of SI and Consulting companies in two ways. First, OnPrem acquires, develops, and retains the best talent in the country. We are committed to establishing an industry recognized distinction of having unparalleled US-based consulting talent. Second, OnPrem approaches every engagement as a partnership with our client, making client success our only priority.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Tesla Ask Me Anything Virtual Session (Virtual)

    Mon, Feb 07, 2022 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Tesla's The Ask Me Anything (AMA) Virtual Session provides students at co-op schools to connect with the Intern Recruiters that represent the Hardware and Cell Engineering teams at Tesla.

    The event will provide an introduction to opportunities in Hardware and Cell Engineering and allow for student questions following introductory presentations of each department.

    The West Coast event is exclusive to universities in that region of the U.S., as the conversation will be tailored to topics relevant to co-op programs in that region.


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

    Location: Virtual (Register on Viterbi Career Gateway for link)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Tesla Ask Me Anything Session (Virtual)

    Mon, Feb 07, 2022 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Tesla Ask Me Anything Virtual Session The Ask Me Anything (AMA) Session provides students at co-op schools to connect with the Intern Recruiters that represent the Hardware and Cell Engineering teams at Tesla. The event will provide an introduction to opportunities in Hardware and Cell Engineering and allow for student questions following introductory presentations of each department.
    The West Coast event is exclusive to universities in that region of the U.S., as the conversation will be tailored to topics relevant to co-op programs in that region.
    sign up link: click here
    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: RSVP in Viterbi Career Gateway

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Career & Internship Expo: Virtual and On-Campus Trojan Talks and Meet & Greets

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Groups of pre-registered students meet with an organization in a Zoom meeting or on-campus location.

    For the most up-to-date information visit the Career & Internship Expo Website: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Expensify (On-Campus)

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Expensify (On-Campus)
    Meet Expensify at the Viterbi Career Expo. In this Trojan Talk, you can meet recruiters and drop your resume. Expensify sponsors international candidates! Recruiting for: Computer Engineering, Computer Science , Cybersecurity, Financial Engineering


    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Expensify was founded with a simple, but clear purpose: to make expense reports not suck.

    Reporting expenses has never been an easy or intuitive process. Like many others, David Barrett felt firsthand the pain of doing expense reports on antiquated, less-than-intuitive platforms. As a result, he and a buddy started working on a product to alleviate that painful process. That product became Expensify.

    Expensify started with a receipt-scanning vision and in 2009 we raised $1M to make our vision a reality. People loved the idea, as did the tech community and major publications. Less than a year later, we raised another $5.7M to build SmartScan, a product that would forever change the expense reporting marketplace.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Kier + Wright and Ensign-Bickford Industries (On-Campus)

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    University Calendar


    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet & Greets with Employers.
    Meet Kier + Wright and Ensign-Bickford Industries, These are 20-minute small group meetups with recruiters from 10-12.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Since 1972, Kier + Wright has provided both private and public sector clients with engineering and surveying work that is efficient, cost-effective and forward-thinking. We offer a full range of services to support commercial, industrial, and high-density residential development and redevelopment projects.

    Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. (EBI) is a global science and technology organization with businesses that are leaders in their industries and markets. These businesses include:
    AFB International (pet food flavoring)
    Avior Control Technologies Inc. (aerospace)
    Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (aerospace and defense)
    TiNi Aerospace, Inc. (aerospace)
    Honeybee Robotics (robotics)
    EnviroLogix (molecular detection)

    Each of our companies, as varied as they are, have a great deal in common. Each is a leader in its field, shares a dedication to innovation, a commitment to technical expertise and an unmatched level of service and support.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Schlumberger (On-Campus)

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    University Calendar


    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Schlumberger (On-Campus)
    Meet recruiters during the Viterbi Career Expo. attend the Trojan Talk to learn about opportunities, ask questions and drop your resume.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Details: We are Schlumberger, the leading global provider of technology and services to the energy industry.
    We specialize in reservoir characterization, well construction, and accelerating reservoir production and offer the most comprehensive range of products and services in the industry.
    The solutions we offer aim to push the technical limits of our industry. We hire the most-driven minds in engineering, science, technology development, and commercial roles to do that.
    We'll support you with world-leading learning and development, a meritocratic culture, and offer borderless careers that ensure you build skills by continually taking on challenging work.

    If you want to help shape the future of energy, then this is the place for you.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Wayfair (On-Campus)

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

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    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Wayfair (On-Campus)
    Meet recruiters during the Viterbi Career Expo. attend the Trojan Talk to learn about opportunities, ask questions and drop your resume.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Details: Wayfair is one of the worlds largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, were reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If youre looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then youll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet UNITED STATES NAVY (On-Campus)

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

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    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet UNITED STATES NAVY (On-Campus)
    Meet recruiters during the Viterbi Career Expo. attend the Trojan Talk to learn about opportunities, ask questions and drop your resume.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Details: To recruit, train, equip, and organize to deliver combat ready Naval forces to win conflicts and wars while maintaining security and deterrence through sustained forward presence. The sea is an incredible beast. It reaches impossible speeds, depths and distances. It cannot be beaten with the strongest fist, the sharpest knife or the fastest bullet.

    In America's Navy, water and salt flow through our veins in the same proportion as the sea. That mighty force is the lifeblood of the greatest Navy ever to sail upon it, slip beneath it or fly above it. It shapes Americans from every corner of the nation into Sailors with the courage to protect liberty back home. Bonding us with the commitment to serve with honor. The sea propels every one of our men and women to defeat or defend.

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Veeva Systems and Schlumberger (On-Campus)

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

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    University Calendar


    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Veeva Systems and Schlumberger (On-Campus)
    These are 20-minute small group meetups with recruiters from 1:30 - 3:30 pm.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    At Veeva, we build and implement enterprise cloud technology that powers the biggest names in the life sciences industries. Our customers make vaccines, life-saving medicines, and life-enhancing products that make a difference in everyday lives.

    At Veeva, we are dedicated to building the careers of new university graduates. We are looking for driven and energetic associates to join our Engineering Development Program for new grad and intern software engineers. If you're interested in avoiding the herd and trying something different, join our diverse group - we've got career opportunities for you!

    We are Schlumberger, the leading global provider of technology and services to the energy industry.
    We specialize in reservoir characterization, well construction, and accelerating reservoir production and offer the most comprehensive range of products and services in the industry.
    The solutions we offer aim to push the technical limits of our industry. We hire the most-driven minds in engineering, science, technology development, and commercial roles to do that.
    We'll support you with world-leading learning and development, a meritocratic culture, and offer borderless careers that ensure you build skills by continually taking on challenging work.

    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Yuchen Lin

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Computer Science

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    PhD Candidate: Yuchen Lin

    Title: Commonsense Reasoning for Natural Language Processing

    Tuesday: Feb 8, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Committee members: chair: Prof. Xiang Ren (CS dept.), Prof. Cyrus Shahabi (CS dept.), Prof. Yan Liu (CS dept.), Prof. Robin Jia (CS dept.), Prof. Toby Mintz (Department of Psychology).


    Abstract:

    Common sense is all the background knowledge we have about the physical and social world that we have absorbed over our lives. It includes such things as our understanding of physics as well as our expectations about how humans behave. Commonsense knowledge is required before intelligent agents can anticipate how people and the physical world will react before they make decisions. However, it has long been a bottleneck for developing artificial general intelligence to use commonsense reasoning ability for understanding and generating natural language in real-world situations. In this thesis proposal, I present a series of work that enables natural language processing models to reason with commonsense knowledge. Specifically, my Ph.D. work focuses on using external knowledge bases to improve neural language models and developing generative, open-ended reasoning models that can serve real-life applications.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/9502121213

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Keck Graduate Institute (Virtual)

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

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    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Keck Graduate Institute (Virtual)
    Meet recruiters during the Viterbi Career Expo. attend the Trojan Talk to learn about opportunities, ask questions and drop your resume.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Details: KGI offers innovative postgraduate degrees and certificates that integrate life and health sciences, business, engineering, pharmacy, and genetics. With a focus on team projects and hands-on industry experiences, KGI provides pathways for students to become leaders within healthcare and the applied life sciences. KGI consists of four schools: Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences, School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the Minerva Schools at KGI.

    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet STARTINVEST MARKETS INC (On Campus)

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

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    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet STARTINVEST MARKETS INC (On Campus)
    Meet recruiters during the Viterbi Career Expo. attend the Trojan Talk to learn about opportunities, ask questions and drop your resume.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Details: We are a FinTech company focusing on the future of venture capital. We are recruiting for Computer Engineering, Computer Science and can sponsor international candidates!

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • CS Colloquium: Sanjiban Choudhury (Cornell University) - Interactive Imitation Learning: Planning Alongside Humans

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Sanjiban Choudhury, Cornell University

    Talk Title: Interactive Imitation Learning: Planning Alongside Humans

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Advances in machine learning have fueled progress towards deploying real-world robots from assembly lines to self-driving. However, if robots are to truly work alongside humans in the wild, they need to solve fundamental challenges that go beyond collecting large-scale datasets. Robots must continually improve and learn online to adapt to individual human preferences. How do we design robots that both understand and learn from natural human interactions?

    In this talk, I will dive into two core challenges. First, I will discuss learning from natural human interactions where we look at the recurring problem of feedback-driven covariate shift. We will tackle this problem from a unified framework of distribution matching. Second, I will discuss learning to predict human intent where we look at the chicken-or-egg problem of planning with learned forecasts. I will present a graph neural network approach that tractably reasons over latent intents of multiple actors in the scene. Finally, we will demonstrate how these methods come together to result in a self-driving product deployed at scale.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:

    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R-AyYtIjSlG4acgjxUOK9w

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

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Sanjiban Choudhury is a Research Scientist at Aurora Innovation and soon-to-be Assistant Professor at Cornell University. His research goal is to enable robots to work seamlessly alongside human partners in the wild. To this end, his work focuses on imitation learning, decision making and human-robot interaction. He obtained his Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University and was a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington. His research has received best paper awards at ICAPS 2019, finalist for IJRR 2018, and AHS 2014, and winner of the 2018 Howard Hughes award. He is a Siebel Scholar, class of 2013.


    Host: Stefanos Nikolaidis

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R-AyYtIjSlG4acgjxUOK9w

    Location: Online - Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R-AyYtIjSlG4acgjxUOK9w

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Airstrafe Interactive LLC (On Campus)

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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    Viterbi Career Expo: Meet Airstrafe Interactive LLC (On Campus)
    Meet recruiters during the Viterbi Career Expo. attend the Trojan Talk to learn about opportunities, ask questions and drop your resume.

    How to attend: RSVP required. RSVP in the Viterbi Expo App: https://viterbicareers.eventus.io/
    Learn more about Career Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Details: Airstrafe Interactive is a Los Angeles game studio that follows a very simple game design core value: maximize player expression as much as possible. We are developing our debut title, "Please Buy Something," a multiplayer online co-op shopkeeping action RPG that is pioneering and defining a new video game genre.

    Follow us on Twitter @airstrafeinter
    Follow us on Instagram @airstrafeinteractive

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Mork Family Department Spring Seminars - Prof. Zhenglu Li

    Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Prof. Zhenglu Li, University of California at Berkeley

    Talk Title: Mork Family Department Spring Seminars

    Host: Heather Alexander

    Location: Social Sciences Building (SOS) - B46

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Heather Alexander

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Feb 08, 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 Undergraduate Admission

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  • Career & Internship Expo: Career Fair

    Wed, Feb 09, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Receptions & Special Events


    Viterbi Career Connections is excited to announce the Spring 2022 Career & Internship Fair will be hosted on-campus! This recruitment event allows students the opportunity to have brief conversations with recruiters about full-time employment, internships, and co-ops. Join additional activities such as Trojan Talks and Meet & Greets February 7th-8th.
    The Viterbi Career & Internship Expo is free and open to all students in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Don't forget your resume!

    For more information about the Expo: https://viterbicareers.usc.edu/careerexpo/

    Location: Epstein Family Plaza

    Audiences: All Viterbi Students

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Feb 09, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


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

    Location: TBD

    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 09, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Shahriar Nirjon, Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Talk Title: Intermittent Learning on Harvested Energy

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

    Abstract: Years of technological advancements have made it possible for small, portable, electronic devices of today to last for years on battery power, and last forever - when powered by harvesting energy from their surrounding environment. Unfortunately, the prolonged life of these ultra-low-power systems poses a fundamentally new problem. While the devices last for years, programs that run on them become obsolete when the nature of sensory input or the operating conditions change. The effect of continued execution of such an obsolete program can be catastrophic. For example, if a cardiac pacemaker fails to recognize an impending cardiac arrest because the patient has aged or their physiology has changed, these devices will cause more harm than any good. Hence, being able to react, adapt, and evolve is necessary for these systems to guarantee their accuracy and response time. We aimed at devising algorithms, tools, systems, and applications that will enable ultra-low-power, sensor-enabled, computing devices capable of executing complex machine learning algorithms while being powered solely by harvesting energy. Unlike common practices where a fixed classifier runs on a device, we take a fundamentally different approach where a classifier is constructed in a manner that it can adapt and evolve as the sensory input to the system, or the application-specific requirements, such as the time, energy, and memory constraints of the system, change during the extended lifetime of the system.


    Biography: Dr. Shahriar Nirjon is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC. He is interested in Embedded Intelligence -“ the general idea of which is to make resource constrained real-time and embedded sensing systems capable of learning, adapting, and evolving. Dr. Nirjon builds practical cyber-physical systems that involve embedded sensors and mobile devices, mobility and connectivity, and mobile data analytics. His work has applications in the area of remote health and wellness monitoring, and mobile health. Dr. Nirjon received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and has won a number of awards including four Best Paper Awards at Mobile Systems, Applications and Services (MOBISYS 2014), the Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS 2012), Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS '19), and Challenges in AI and Machine Learning for IoT (AIChallengeIoT '20). Dr. Nirjon is a recipient of NSF CAREER Award in 2021. Prior to UNC, Dr. Nirjon has worked as a Research Scientist in the Networking and Mobility Lab at the Hewlett-Packard Labs in Palo Alto, CA.

    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo and Bhaskar Krishnamachari

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zyIBh_1gQLmKpMJG0GyLxw

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zyIBh_1gQLmKpMJG0GyLxw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Feb 09, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Kristi Morgansen, University of Washington (AAE Chair)

    Talk Title: Integrated Sensing and Actuation for Robust Flight Systems

    Abstract: A fundamental element of effective operation of autonomous systems is the need for appropriate sensing and processing of measurements to enable desired system actions. Model-based methods provide a clear framework for careful proof of system capabilities but suffer from mathematical complexity and lack of scaling as probabilistic structure is incorporated. Conversely, learning methods provide viable results in probabilistic and stochastic structures, but they are not generally amenable to rigorous proof of performance. A key point about learning systems is that the results are based on use of a set of training data, and those results effectively lie in the convex hull of the training data. This presentation will focus on use of model-based nonlinear empirical observability criteria to assess and improving and bounding performance of learning pose (position and orientation) of rigid bodies from computer vision. A particular question to be addressed is what sensing data should be captured to best improve the existing training data. The particular tools to be leveraged here focus on the use of empirical observability gramian techniques being developed for nonlinear systems where sensing and actuation are coupled in such a way that the separation principle of linear methods does not hold. These ideas will be discussed relative to both engineering applications in the form of motion planning for range and bearing only navigation in autonomous vehicles, vortex position and strength estimation from pressure measurements on airfoils, and effective strain sensor placement on insect wings for inertial measurements.

    Biography: Kristi Morgansen received a BS and a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University, respectively in 1993 and 1994, an S.M. in Applied Mathematics in 1996 from Harvard University and a PhD in Engineering Sciences in 1999 from Harvard University. Until joining the University of Washington, she was first a postdoctoral scholar then a senior research fellow in Control and Dynamical Systems at the California Institute of Technology. She joined the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics in the summer of 2002 as an assistant professor and is currently Professor and Chair of the department. She is also co-Director of the UW Space Policy and Research Center (UW SPARC) and is the Director of the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium. She has received a number of awards, most recently Fellow of AIAA and member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

    Professor Morgansens research interests focus on nonlinear systems where sensing and actuation are integrated, stability in switched systems with delay, and incorporation of operational constraints such as communication delays in control of multi-vehicle systems. Applications include both traditional autonomous vehicle systems such as fixed-wing aircraft and underwater gliders as well as novel systems such as bio-inspired underwater propulsion, bio-inspired agile flight, human decision making, and neural engineering. The results of this work have been demonstrated in estimation and path planning in unmanned aerial vehicles with limited sensing, vorticity sensing and sensor placement on fixed wing aircraft, landing maneuvers in fruit flies, joint optimization of control and sensing in dynamical systems, and deconfliction and obstacle avoidance in autonomous systems and in biological systems including fish, insects, birds, and bats.

    Prof. Morgansens research focuses on guidance, navigation, control for autonomous underwater, surface, air and space systems. She is an advocate for project-based learning, inclusive engineering, multidisciplinary collaboration, and STEAM.

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

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

    Location: James H. Zumberge Hall Of Science (ZHS) - 252

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • KPMG Life Sciences Core Operations Information Session (Virtual)

    Wed, Feb 09, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    KPMG's Life Sciences Core Operations practice focuses on delivering consulting projects for Life Sciences clients focused on process improvements or technology implementations in the Regulatory Affairs, Quality or Technical Operations function.

    Join to learn more - presentation will include an information session as well as the opportunity to have 1-on-1 chats with professionals from the practice.

    Eligible candidates will be pursuing Bachelors or Masters degrees in Engineering, Operations Analysis, Regulatory Affairs, Supply Chain, Business, or equivalent programs. Exposure to the pharmaceutical and/or medical device industry and experience with Regulatory Information Management (RIM) systems, Document Management systems, Pharmacovigilance systems and/or Quality Management Systems implementation using Computer Systems Validation (CSV), as well as experience in emerging technologies including Machine Learning, RPA, Data & Analytics is preferred.


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

    Location: RSVP HERE: https://app.brazenconnect.com/events/Rl9kl?utm_medium=Website&utm_source=Handshake+Events

    WebCast Link: https://app.brazenconnect.com/events/Rl9kl?utm_medium=Website&utm_source=Handshake+Events

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • KPMG Life Sciences Core Operations Information Session (Virtual)

    Wed, Feb 09, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    KPMG's Life Sciences Core Operations practice focuses on delivering consulting projects for Life Sciences clients focused on process improvements or technology implementations in the Regulatory Affairs, Quality or Technical Operations function.
    Join to learn more-presentation will include an information session as well as the opportunity to have 1-on-1 chats with professionals from the practice.
    Eligible candidates will be pursuing Bachelors or Masters degree in Engineering, Operations Analysis, Regulatory Affairs, Supply Chain, Business, or equivalent program. Exposure to the pharmaceutical and/or medical device industry and experience with Regulatory Information Management (RIM) systems, Document Management systems, Pharmacovigilance systems and/or Quality Management Systems implementation using Computer Systems Validation (CSV), as well as experience in emerging technologies including Machine Learning, RPA, Data & Analytics is preferred.
    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu

    Location: Virtual, RSVP HERE: https://app.brazenconnect.com/events/Rl9kl?utm_medium=Website&utm_source=Handsha

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • ECE-S Seminar - Domain Specialized Architectures and Systems for AI/ML

    Thu, Feb 10, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Divya Mahajan, Senior Researcher, Cloud Accelerated Systems & Technologies, Microsoft

    Talk Title: Domain Specialized Architectures and Systems for AI/ML

    Abstract: Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are beginning to revolutionize medicine, manufacturing, commerce, transportation, and other key aspects of our lives. However, such transformative effects are predicated on providing high-performance compute capabilities to enable these learning algorithms. Domain specific accelerators are an efficient and performant means to meet the compute requirements of these large-scale AI/ML. As the new age data-centers become heterogeneous with these emerging domain specific hardware, we must rethink both the architecture and the corresponding system stack.

    In this talk, I will provide an overview of my contributions to design, deploy, and utilize accelerators for a wide class of AI/ML applications. I will first discuss pioneering works TABLA and DaNA, which are comprehensive full-stack solutions for machine learning accelerators that integrate with data management systems. These solutions expose a high-level programming interface to programmers that have limited knowledge about hardware design, nevertheless, can benefit from performance and efficiency gains through acceleration. Then, I will describe FAE, a novel framework that leverages statistical properties of data to best utilize the heterogeneous compute and memory resources for recommender model training. Finally, I will conclude with my future research vision towards devising architectures and systems for sustainable massive-scale distributed AI/ML by exploring the challenges which arise from the cross-pollination of different components in the data processing pipeline.

    Biography: Divya Mahajan is a Senior Researcher in the Cloud Accelerated Systems & Technologies group at Microsoft. She leads the research, design, and deployment of communication primitives for massive-scale distributed deep learning. She obtained her PhD in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology. She obtained her Masters from The University of Texas Austin, Texas and Bachelors from Indian Institute of Technology Ropar. Her research interests lie in designing novel architectures and building robust systems to address the needs of new and emerging applications. She is passionate about continuing innovative research to have a broad impact on computing and society in general.

    Divya is the recipient of National Council for Women and Information Technology Collegiate Award, President of India Gold Medal at IIT, and has been a Finalist in the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowships. Her work has been recognized with the College of Computing Dissertation Award, HPCA Distinguished Paper Award, and has appeared in top architecture, database, systems, and machine learning venues like ISCA, MICRO, HPCA, ASPLOS, VLDB, NeurIPS and high impact journals like IEEE Micro.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/people/divyam/


    Host: Dr. Murali Annavaram, annavara@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96503892197?pwd=Nk13S1RZb25tMlN1QnUxRWZXN2lNZz09

    More Information: ECE Seminar-Mahajan-021022.pdf

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96503892197?pwd=Nk13S1RZb25tMlN1QnUxRWZXN2lNZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mayumi Thrasher

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  • Mork Family Department Spring Seminars - Prof. Kayla Nguyen

    Thu, Feb 10, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Prof. Kayla Nguyen, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    Talk Title: Mork Family Department Spring Seminars

    Host: TBA

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Greta Harrison

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  • BD Launching Your Career in the Med Tech Industry (Virtual, Series)

    Thu, Feb 10, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Come learn about BD's Technology Leadership Development Program (we're hiring!), one of the premier career-accelerating opportunities in the med-tech industry, along with insider interview & resume tips that will give you a leg up for your transition to industry.

    WHEN:
    Feb 10 @ 11 am

    RSVP: https://bd.yello.co/app/collect/event/Oc9ryNPDd925WaMaJMOVMg

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

    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • DEN@Viterbi: How to Apply Virtual Info Session

    Thu, Feb 10, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join USC Viterbi representatives for a step-by-step guide and tips for how to apply for formal admission into a Master's degree or Graduate Certificate program. The session is intended for individuals who wish to pursue a graduate degree program completely online via USC Viterbi's flexible online DEN@Viterbi delivery method.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to connect directly with USC Viterbi representatives and ask questions about the admission process throughout the session.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e149469c163407357011877d5f12042d7

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Ph.D. Thesis Proposal - Rajat Tandon

    Thu, Feb 10, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    Ph.D. Thesis Proposal - Rajat Tandon

    Thursday, February 10th, 2022: 12pm - 1pm

    Title: Protecting online services from sophisticated attacks

    Thesis Committee members: Dr. Jelena Mirkovic, Dr. Genevieve Bartlett, Dr. Emilio Ferrara, Dr. Ramesh Govindan, Dr. Chris Kyriakakis, Dr. Barath Raghavan


    Abstract: Online services are often targets of sophisticated attacks, which aim to overwhelm services or steal user data. In this work, we present solutions, which aim to protect services against sophisticated distributed denial-of-service attacks. These solutions can effectively handle attacks that: (1) involve sending requests which resemble legitimate ones, (2) involve exploiting vulnerabilities that exist in different online services, (3) take advantage of the changing trends in network traffic, and (4) often require online services to get help from their ISPs for mitigation, due to the high volumes of attack traffic.

    Zoom link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98623683240

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98623683240

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Feb 10, 2022 @ 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Ryan Kingsbury, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

    Talk Title: Accelerated discovery of precise ion separation materials

    Abstract: Climate change, water scarcity, and food security are among the greatest public health and environmental challenges of our time. Emerging electrochemical technologies have the potential to help address all three by offering clean, efficient means of producing clean energy, purifying nontraditional water supplies, or recovering valuable resources from waste. All such technologies incorporate engineered materials that promote the selective movement of charged species (ions) in aqueous solutions, and their technical and economic feasibility is often constrained by how well those materials perform. Thus, advancing the state of the art of ion separation materials, such as polymer ion exchange membranes, is crucial to the development of sustainable technologies across the water-energy nexus. However, we lack the molecular-level understanding of ion separations that we need to rationally design new materials with higher performance. This seminar will describe our current understanding of ion transport phenomena in polymer membranes, identify crucial knowledge gaps, and highlight opportunities to advance the state of the art by combining experiments and atomistic simulations. Insights from this research will accelerate development of materials with more precise ion selectivity, leading to powerful new technologies for addressing sustainability challenges.




    Biography: Dr. Ryan Kingsbury has been a postdoctoral researcher in the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since 2019. Prior to LBNL, he obtained a PhD in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was named a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and recognized with a Student Fellowship Award by the North American Membrane Society. Before graduate school he worked as a consulting engineer in the drinking water treatment field, earning a Professional Engineering license in 2013, and founded a startup company to develop a novel energy storage process. Ryan studies electrochemical technologies for clean water and clean energy production, with a particular focus on developing ion-selective materials.

    Host: Dr. Amy Childress

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91873923659 Mtg ID: 918 7392 3659 Pass: 975701

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91873923659 Mtg ID: 918 7392 3659 Pass: 975701

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes

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  • Cancelled - DEI Committee Meeting

    Thu, Feb 10, 2022 @ 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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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Feb 10, 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 Undergraduate Admission

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  • Bloomberg BPuzzled Event (Virtual)

    Thu, Feb 10, 2022 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    Bloomberg BPuzzled Event (Virtual)
    Location - Zoom
    Event Date
    February 10, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

    Event Description:
    Take a break from classes and studying to join Bloomberg Engineering for a fun puzzle hunt! We'll work together to solve logic-style puzzles that are fast paced and challenging. The winners of this challenge will be eligible to partake in our BPuzzled finals!

    Zoom link provided to those who register. Register here: https://bloomberg.recsolu.com/app/collect/event/Kl6v_x8BmJrtscnl1D7DYg

    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Career Center. 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

    Location: Virtual

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Advanced Manufacturing Seminar

    Fri, Feb 11, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Vijay Srinivasan, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology

    Talk Title: Emergence of Biotechnology Platforms During COVID-19: A Lesson in Modern Biology

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the development and manufacturing of vaccines at an unprecedented rate. This has been enabled by the emergence of biotechnology platforms such as mRNA and Viral Vectors. In this seminar, I will outline the engineering aspects of such platforms and the modern biology behind their evolution.

    Biography: Dr. Vijay Srinivasan is a Senior Advisor in the Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland. He joined NIST in 2009, after 26 years at IBM Research during which he was also an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University, New York. Dr. Srinivasan has published widely and is a Fellow of ASME and AAAS.

    Host: Center for Advanced Manufacturing

    More Info: Registration link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ldAXMSAaT2iL638ngk5IZw

    Webcast: Registration link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ldAXMSAaT2iL638ngk5IZw

    WebCast Link: Registration link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ldAXMSAaT2iL638ngk5IZw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Repeating EventGrammar Tutorials

    Fri, Feb 11, 2022 @ 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 in Society Program (formerly 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!

    Contact helenhch@usc.edu with questions.




    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate and Undergraduate Students

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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  • Phd Thesis Proposal - Chaoyang He

    Fri, Feb 11, 2022 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    Ph.D. Candidate: Chaoyang He

    Title: Towards End-to-end Federated Machine Learning at Scale: Algorithm, Systems, and Applications



    Committee members: Prof. Salman Avestimehr (Chair), Prof. Mahdi Soltanolkotabi, Prof. Murali Annavaram, Prof. Xiang Ren, Prof. Barath Raghavan

    Abstract: Federated learning (FL) is a machine learning paradigm that many clients (e.g. mobile/IoT devices or whole organizations) collaboratively train a model under the orchestration of a central server (e.g. service provider), while keeping the training data decentralized. It has shown huge potential in mitigating many of the systemic privacy risks, regulatory restrictions, and communication costs, resulting from traditional, centralized machine learning and data science approaches in healthcare, finance, smart city, autonomous driving, and the Internet of things. Though it's promising, landing FL into trustworthy data-centric AI infrastructure faces many realistic challenges from learning algorithms (e.g., data heterogeneity, label deficiency) and distributed systems (resource constraints, system heterogeneity, security, privacy, etc.), requiring interdisciplinary research in machine learning, distributed systems, and security/privacy. Driven by this goal, My Ph.D. research focuses on end-to-end FL research, from algorithms to systems to applications. In this thesis proposal, I will first summarize my publications from the perspective of FedML, a widely adopted open-source library I developed, and highlight how I enable scale FL at cross-device and cross-silo settings, as well as diverse applications in CV, NLP, and data mining. Second, I will also introduce my broader accomplishment, including visionary papers, open-source impacts, academia service, industrial collaboration, invited talks, and workshop organization. Finally, I will briefly introduce my ongoing works on secure aggregation and label deficiency and finalize my presentation with a clear future plan.

    Zoom Link: https://usc.zoom.us/my/usc.chaoyanghe

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/my/usc.chaoyanghe

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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