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  • ECE-EP Seminar - Yasser Khan, Monday, April 5th at 9am via Zoom

    Mon, Apr 05, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Yasser Khan, Stanford University

    Talk Title: Skin-like, scalable, and accessible wearables for mental health

    Abstract: Worldwide, 615 million people suffer from the common mental disorders of depression and anxiety. Yet, there is no existing technology that accurately and objectively monitors mental health. The obstacles towards mental health care are complex and multi-faceted: social stigma, high cost, and limited or no access to local care - all hinder patients suffering from mental health conditions to seek out and receive help. To address this chronic need, using recent advances in electronic-skin and wearable technologies, we designed a wearable that continuously measures physiological parameters linked to chronic stress and other mental health and wellness conditions, namely, heart rate variability, skin conductance, sweat rate, and the stress hormone, cortisol. We used additive manufacturing and flexible hybrid electronics to make the device scalable and low-cost. Utilizing the sensor data and analytics, we can characterize mental states quantitatively, allowing the capability to prevent and treat mental illness irrespective of the local environment. In this talk, I will demonstrate the first-of-its-kind wearable for mental health and present a multi-part study that combines both user-centered design and engineering-centered data collection to inform future design efforts for mental health wearables. Such wearable devices, in conjunction with mobile technologies, enable the possibility of remote care, which can allow discrete monitoring, potentially circumventing the stigma often associated with mental health treatment. Overall, in this talk, I will discuss engineering innovations in medical devices to address one of the most pressing global health burdens.

    Biography: Yasser Khan is a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, advised by Professor Zhenan Bao in Chemical Engineering and Professor Boris Murmann in Electrical Engineering. Yasser completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, in Professor Ana Claudia Arias' Group. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, respectively. Yasser's research focuses on additive manufacturing and hardware AI to produce skin-like wearables, implantables, and ingestibles. These medical devices are being used for precision health and psychiatry.

    Yasser received the EECS departmental fellowship at UC Berkeley, discovery scholarship and graduate fellowship at KAUST, and academic excellence scholarship at UT Dallas. Yasser published over 40 research publications in the most reputed platforms in the field, which were highlighted by BBC News, Wall Street Journal, NSF News, and attracted over $2 million in research funding.

    Host: ECE-Electrophysics

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98606934279?pwd=RU5JczEvM0NnUW1kQnZ2ckJ1N29jUT09

    More Information: Yasser Khan Flyer.pdf

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski

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  • Sanmi (Oluwasanmi) Koyejo (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) - The Measurement and Mismeasurement of Trustworthy ML

    Mon, Apr 05, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Sanmi (Oluwasanmi) Koyejo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Talk Title: The Measurement and Mismeasurement of Trustworthy ML

    Abstract: Across healthcare, science, and engineering, we increasingly employ machine learning (ML) to automate decision-making that, in turn, affects our lives in profound ways. However, ML can fail, with significant and long-lasting consequences. Reliably measuring such failures is the first step towards building robust and trustworthy learning machines. Consider algorithmic fairness, where widely-deployed fairness metrics can exacerbate group disparities and result in discriminatory outcomes. Moreover, existing metrics are often incompatible. Hence, selecting fairness metrics is an open problem. Measurement is also crucial for robustness, particularly in federated learning with error-prone devices. Here, once again, models constructed using well-accepted robustness metrics can fail. Across ML applications, the dire consequences of mismeasurement are a recurring theme. This talk will outline emerging strategies for addressing the measurement gap in ML and how this impacts trustworthiness.

    Biography: Sanmi (Oluwasanmi) Koyejo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Koyejo's research interests are in developing the principles and practice of trustworthy machine learning. Additionally, Koyejo focuses on applications to neuroscience and healthcare. Koyejo completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, advised by Joydeep Ghosh, and completed postdoctoral research at Stanford University. His postdoctoral research was primarily with Russell A. Poldrack and Pradeep Ravikumar. Koyejo has been the recipient of several awards, including a best paper award from the conference on uncertainty in artificial intelligence (UAI), a Sloan Fellowship, a Kavli Fellowship, an IJCAI early career spotlight, and a trainee award from the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM). Koyejo serves on the board of the Black in AI organization.

    Host: Fei Sha

    Audiences: By invitation only.

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Online Drop-In

    Mon, Apr 05, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    KCLC Online Drop-In

    The mission of the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) is to apply and engage in research and training to serve individuals with diverse learning needs and to empower students to reach their full academic and creative potential.

    All students welcome! No RSVP needed!

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92571867937

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: KCLC

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  • External Event | Apple Career Week: Tell your story

    Mon, Apr 05, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    *This is an external event hosted by Apple for Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science students*

    The University Recruiting team at Apple is hosting a series of online events focused on engaging and hiring students. Each day will have a different focus to allow your students to understand the Apple hiring process along with sharing their own personal stories with the team.

    Day 2: Tell Your Story

    How to use an engineering portfolio as a tool for engaging conversation. The workshop will focus on how to convert resume content into an engineering/design portfolio to help students stand out from other candidates during career events.

    The event will be hosted on the Hallo platform.

    To RSVP: Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Information Sessions

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Race, Robotics and Civil Rights

    Mon, Apr 05, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering K-12 STEM Center

    University Calendar


    Robotics researchers increasingly consider the racialized impacts and experiences of communities of color in the burgeoning fields of robotics and robotics technology. The panelists discuss the relevant civil rights implications and offer recommendations on centering equity in technology development and use. Co-sponsored by USC Race and Equity Center.

    Panelists: Prof. Chad Jenkins (U Michigan), Prof. Maja Mataric' (USC Viterbi), Prof. Kendrick Davis (USC Race and Equity Center)

    Register for the Webinar here: https://tinyurl.com/USC-Race-Robotics

    More Information: RaceRoboticsCivil Rights-FINAL.pdf

    Location: Register for Webinar

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Katie Mills

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  • External Event | Getting to Know Bain: Our Retail Strategy

    Mon, Apr 05, 2021 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    *This is an external event hosted by Bain & Company*

    Join Alec Levonyak and Dan Brenner, senior leaders in our Seattle office, to learn more about our retail strategy. This ebinar is intended for undergraduates interested in our ACI (Associate Consultant Internship) and AC (Associate Consultant) programs.

    Please note: registration will be closed an hour before the event. Please sign up prior to this time if you are interested in attending. The link to join will be distributed to registrants the day of the event.

    To RSVP: Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Information Sessions

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Tue, Apr 06, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Hae Young Noh, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University

    Talk Title: Structures as Sensors: Indirectly Monitoring Humans and Surroundings with Ambient Structural Responses

    Abstract: See Attachment

    Host: Dr. Roger Ghanem

    More Information: Hae Young Noh_ Abstract-Bio.pdf

    Location: Zoom: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97228056404; Meeting ID: 972 2805 6404: Passcode: 864779

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Online Drop-In

    Tue, Apr 06, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    KCLC Online Drop-In

    The mission of the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) is to apply and engage in research and training to serve individuals with diverse learning needs and to empower students to reach their full academic and creative potential.

    All students welcome! No RSVP needed!

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92571867937

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: KCLC

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  • External Event | Apple Career Week: Communication

    Tue, Apr 06, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    *This is an external event hosted by Apple for Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science students*

    The University Recruiting team at Apple is hosting a series of online events focused on engaging and hiring students. Each day will have a different focus to allow your students to understand the Apple hiring process along with sharing their own personal stories with the team. The event will be hosted on the Hallo platform.

    Day 3: Communication


    How to thoughtfully approach and communicate designs to not sell yourself short. As engineers we're face with tough problems, and our job is to tackle them! Join us to learn how to best approach multi-layered problems and communicate to others.

    To RSVP: Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Information Sessions

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Tue, Apr 06, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Do you have a quick question? The CS advisement team will be available for drop-in live chat advisement for declared undergraduate students in our four majors during the spring semester on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm Pacific Time. Access the live chat on our website at: https://www.cs.usc.edu/chat/

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Emerging Nanophotonic Platforms for Infectious Disease Diagnostics: Re-imagining the Conventional Microbiology Toolkit

    Tue, Apr 06, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Prof. Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University

    Talk Title: Emerging Nanophotonic Platforms for Infectious Disease Diagnostics: Re-imagining the Conventional Microbiology Toolkit

    Series: Photonics Seminar

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

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqcuuprD4oE9ZVf6lwC_KIX9-3i55nMAMV

    More Information: Photonics Seminar _Jennifer Dionne 4-6-21.png

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jennifer Ramos/Electrophysics

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  • ISE 651 - Epstein Seminar

    Tue, Apr 06, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Andres Gomez, Assistant Professor, Epstein Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering, USC

    Talk Title: Convexification of Constrained Nonlinear Optimization Problems With Indicator Variables

    Host: Prof. Jong-Shi Pang

    More Information: April 6, 2021.pdf

    Location: Online/Zoom

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • Mork Family Department Spring Virtual Seminars - Matthew Neurock

    Tue, Apr 06, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Matthew Neurock, University of Minnesota

    Talk Title: TBA

    Abstract: ZOOM MEETING INFO:
    https://usc.zoom.us/j/98225952695?pwd=d0NMenhCNkliR1ZIR1lBamRpZHh1UT09
    Meeting ID: 982 2595 2695 • Passcode: 322435

    Host: Shaama Sharada

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98225952695?pwd=d0NMenhCNkliR1ZIR1lBamRpZHh1UT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Greta Harrison

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  • ECE-EP Seminar - Karan Mehta, Wednesday, April 7th, 9am via Zoom

    Wed, Apr 07, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Karan Mehta, ETH Zurich

    Talk Title: Integrated photonic and atomic quantum systems

    Abstract: Practical and useful quantum information processing requires significant advances over current systems in error rates and robustness of basic operations, and at the same time in scale. The high coherence and precise control possible with trapped atomic ion qubits are promising for long-term systems, but the optics required pose a major challenge in scaling.
    Interfacing low-noise atomic qubits with scalable integrated photonics [1] is a promising route forward, enabling practical extensibility while simultaneously lending robustness to noise.
    Foundry-fabricated ion trap devices with integrated waveguide optical delivery have recently allowed us to realize multi-ion entangling quantum logic with fidelities competitive with the highest achieved across qubit platforms [2]. Aside from the stability and scalability afforded by these techniques, I will discuss how they allow generation of optical field profiles enabling new physical operations, new photonics motivated by atomic systems broadly, and additional possibilities for such techniques to advance future experiments in areas including sensing and precision metrology.

    [1] K.K. Mehta, C.D. Bruzewicz, R. McConnell, R.J. Ram, J.M. Sage, and J. Chiaverini. "Integrated optical addressing of an ion qubit." Nature Nanotechnology 11, 1066-1070 (2016). [2] K.K. Mehta, C. Zhang, M. Malinowski, T.-L. Nguyen, M. Stadler, and J.P. Home. "Integrated optical multi-ion quantum logic." Nature 586, 533-537 (2020).

    Biography: Karan Mehta received BS. Degrees from UCLA in Physics and Electrical Engineering in 2010, and completed his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT in 2017. Since 2017 he has been an ETH postdoctoral fellow and subsequently senior scientist in the Physics department at ETH Zurich since 2017. His current research interests include trapped- ion techniques, optics and integrated photonics, and quantum information.

    Host: ECE-Electrophysics

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97126068362?pwd=OGdjUGF3WExjd1NRTTNQT0NqMkU3Zz09

    More Information: Karan Mehta Flyer.pdf

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski

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  • External Event | Apple Career Week: Mechanical Engineering

    Wed, Apr 07, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    *This is an external event hosted by Apple for Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science students*

    The University Recruiting team at Apple is hosting a series of online events focused on engaging and hiring students. Each day will have a different focus to allow your students to understand the Apple hiring process along with sharing their own personal stories with the team.

    Day 4: Mechanical Engineering

    If it sounds odd there are mechanical engineers who work at a computer and electronics company, then you'll be surprised! Come Hear a case study about the process and interplay between industrial design, fundamental engineering and physics.

    The event will be hosted on the Hallo platform.

    To RSVP: Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Information Sessions

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Executive Coffee with The Walt Disney Studios

    Wed, Apr 07, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    This event is hosted by the USC Entertainment Technology Center and CS students are encouraged to attend.

    The -Executive Coffee with- program at the USC Entertainment Technology Center connects USC students interested in media and entertainment issues with media & entertainment industry executives.

    It is a win-win. The students have a structured low-pressure discussion with a senior industry executive. The executive explores the perspective and ideas of students with an interest in a topic that they care about.

    Wednesday, April 7, 12:00-1:00pm

    Lead Executive: Mark Mine, Director, Technology Innovation Group at The Walt Disney Studios

    Student/Executive Discussion Topic: The Future of Immersive Media Storytelling

    What is the future of VR/AR/MR/XR/Immersive Media Storytelling? What would make a meaningful, compelling immersive experience? What would be the pros and cons of adding virtual beings, objects, and information to the world around you? What ideas do you have for gamifying everyday activities? How will immersive experiences change culture or behavioral patterns.

    Students should go to https://bit.ly/3dNXqKT for more information and to fill out the sign-up application.

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

    Contact: USC ETC

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Apr 07, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


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

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Wed, Apr 07, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Do you have a quick question? The CS advisement team will be available for drop-in live chat advisement for declared undergraduate students in our four majors during the spring semester on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm Pacific Time. Access the live chat on our website at: https://www.cs.usc.edu/chat/

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • Repeating EventCP2K: Running Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations

    Wed, Apr 07, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Presented by: USC Center for Advanced Research Computing

    An introduction to computational tools implemented within the CP2K program package. The most standard methods as well as some of the more advanced features will be introduced by overviews of background theory and through examples of application, while encouraging modular, flexible, and problem-oriented thinking. Recurring topics in the workshop are the scaling of algorithms, the combination of different levels of theory and of sampling, and tools and strategies for the analysis of results. This ongoing workshop is currently running on Wednesdays during the Spring 2021 semester.

    Location: Zoom

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYude2rrTgpE9x5UfcFT-A43bnb0bge6mXQ?_x_zm_rtaid=xZh9bx0ZQj2HvOQk_K22MQ.1617059562291.996419a413f45cbe5cd4cba5bd6ed61c&_x_zm_rhtaid=83

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Skill-Building For Success: Time Management Techniques

    Thu, Apr 08, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    KCLC Skill-Building Workshop Series

    The mission of the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) is to apply and engage in research and training to serve individuals with diverse learning needs and to empower students to reach their full academic and creative potential.

    For this week's Time Management Techniques: Discuss methods of improving your scheduling, prioritization, assignment completion, concentration, productivity, and goal-setting.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95019147813

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: KCLC

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  • External Event | Coffee Chats with OnPrem

    Thu, Apr 08, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    University Calendar


    *This is an external event hosted by OnPrem, it is not exclusive to Viterbi engineering students*

    Come have a casual chat with an OnPremmer in a Google Hangout and get to know more about OnPrem and the work we do!

    To RSVP: Viterbi Career Gateway > Events > Information Sessions

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Online Drop-In

    Thu, Apr 08, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    KCLC Online Drop-In

    The mission of the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) is to apply and engage in research and training to serve individuals with diverse learning needs and to empower students to reach their full academic and creative potential.

    All students welcome! No RSVP needed!

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92571867937

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: KCLC

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  • Repeating EventUndergraduate Advisement Drop-in Hours

    Thu, Apr 08, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Do you have a quick question? The CS advisement team will be available for drop-in live chat advisement for declared undergraduate students in our four majors during the spring semester on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm Pacific Time. Access the live chat on our website at: https://www.cs.usc.edu/chat/

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • CS Colloquium: Heni Ben Amor (Arizona State University) - Human-Robot Interactive Collaboration and Communication

    Thu, Apr 08, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Heni Ben Amor, Arizona State University

    Talk Title: Human-Robot Interactive Collaboration and Communication

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Autonomous and anthropomorphic robots are poised to play a critical role in manufacturing, healthcare and the services industry in the near future. However, for this vision to become a reality, robots need to efficiently communicate and physically interact with their human partners. Rather than traditional remote controls and programming languages, adaptive and transparent techniques for human-robot collaboration are needed. In particular, robots may need to interpret implicit behavioral cues or explicit instructions and, in turn, generate appropriate responses. In this talk, I will present ongoing work which leverages machine learning (ML), natural language processing and virtual reality to create different modalities for humans and machines to engage in effortless and natural interactions. To this end, I will describe Bayesian Interaction Primitives - an approach for motor skill learning and spatio-temporal modelling in physical human-robot collaboration tasks. Further, I will discuss our recent work on language-conditioned imitation learning and self-supervised learning in interactive tasks. The talk will also cover techniques that enable robots to communicate information back to the human partner via mixed reality projections. To demonstrate these techniques, I will present applications in prosthetics, social robotics, and collaborative assembly.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:

    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0-U51YE7Rx-z99qO4Kj33w

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

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Heni Ben Amor is an Assistant Professor for robotics at Arizona State University. He is the director of the ASU Interactive Robotics Laboratory. Ben Amor received the NSF CAREER Award, the Fulton Outstanding Assistant Professor Award in 2018, as well as the Daimler-and-Benz Fellowship in 2012. Prior to joining ASU, he was a research scientist at Georgia Tech, a postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University Darmstadt (Germany), and a visiting research scientist in the Intelligent Robotics Lab at the University of Osaka (Japan). His primary research interests lie in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and human-robot interaction. Ben Amor received a Ph.D. in computer science from the Technical University Freiberg, focusing on artificial intelligence and machine learning. More information can be found at: http://henibenamor.weebly.com/


    Host: Heather Culbertson

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0-U51YE7Rx-z99qO4Kj33w

    Location: Online Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0-U51YE7Rx-z99qO4Kj33w

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Apr 08, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

    Please Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • Advanced Manufacturing Seminar

    Fri, Apr 09, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Sheng Xu, Assistant Professor, Department of NanoEngineering, University of California, San Diego

    Talk Title: Advanced Manufacturing and Material Design for Soft Electronics: From the Skin to Below the Skin

    Abstract: Soft electronic devices that can noninvasively and continuously acquire vital signs from the human body represent an important trend for healthcare. Combined strategies of advanced manufacturing and materials design allow the integration of a variety of components and devices on a soft platform, resulting in functional systems with minimal constraints on the human body. In this presentation, I will demonstrate a wearable multichannel patch that can sense a collection of signals from the human skin in a wireless mode. Additionally, integrating high-performance ultrasonic transducers on the stretchable substrate adds a new third dimension to the detection range of conventional soft electronics. Ultrasound waves can penetrate the skin and noninvasively capture dynamic events in deep tissues, such as blood pressure and blood flow waveforms in central arteries and veins. This soft platform holds profound implications for a wide range of applications in consumer electronics, sports medicine, defense, and clinical practices.

    Biography: Dr. Sheng Xu is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Nanoengineering at the University of California San Diego. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from Peking University and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, followed by postdoctoral studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His group is interested in developing new materials and fabrication strategies for soft electronics. His research has been presented to the Congressmen and Congresswomen as a testimony of NIH extramural research during a Congressional Hearing. He has been recognized by many awards, including NIH MIRA, NIH Trailblazer Award, Sloan Fellowship, Wellcome Trust Innovator Award, MIT TR35, and MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Award. He is an NAS Kavli Fellow and an NAE Frontier of Engineering. He serves Nano Research as a Young Star Editor.

    Host: Center for Advanced Manufacturing

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kMleLeQQSca4oToi6Xj8Nw

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kMleLeQQSca4oToi6Xj8Nw

    More Information: Adv Mfg Seminar S21_Sheng Xu.pdf

    Location: Online event

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kMleLeQQSca4oToi6Xj8Nw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Skill-Building For Success: Time Management Techniques

    Fri, Apr 09, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    KCLC Skill-Building Workshop Series

    The mission of the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) is to apply and engage in research and training to serve individuals with diverse learning needs and to empower students to reach their full academic and creative potential.

    For this week's Time Management Techniques: Discuss methods of improving your scheduling, prioritization, assignment completion, concentration, productivity, and goal-setting.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95019147813

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: KCLC

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  • KCLC Feelin Connected Fridays: Pet Parade

    Fri, Apr 09, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Feelin Connected Fridays Series

    The mission of the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) is to apply and engage in research and training to serve individuals with diverse learning needs and to empower students to reach their full academic and creative potential.

    Join us via Zoom to connect with peers, cope with stress, and discover new interests through meaningful activities!

    For Pet Parade, you have an opportunity to showcase your pets that are running/swimming/crawling around your house! Get excited to meet furry, slimy, and shiny friends!

    More Information: April 2021 Feelin' connected fridays.pdf

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95019147813#success

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: KCLC

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  • Software Containers with Singularity

    Fri, Apr 09, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Presented by: USC Center for Advanced Research Computing

    An overview of software containers and how to use Singularity to create and run containers for research and high-performance computing tasks. Singularity containers enable portable and reproducible computing environments and workflows. Build a container with the desired software environment and you can run it on personal or workstation computers, on the CARC's high-performance computing clusters, and in the cloud.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97990242213?pwd=a1hKaUNWNXF1ZFB1ZzJ3VVVLaEZnUT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Repeating EventKCLC Online Drop-In

    Fri, Apr 09, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    KCLC Online Drop-In

    The mission of the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) is to apply and engage in research and training to serve individuals with diverse learning needs and to empower students to reach their full academic and creative potential.

    All students welcome! No RSVP needed!

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92571867937

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: KCLC

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  • VGSA: Paint Night

    Fri, Apr 09, 2021 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    The Paint Night event is an activity to bring folks enthusiastic about arts and painting to get together so as to showcase their creativity and have some fun.

    Paint kits, Acrylic boards will be provided to all the participants and the theme will be announced prior to the event.

    Join the CS Senate and showcase your creativity!

    Amazon Gift cards worth upto $50 up for grabs!

    When and Where? April 9th, 6:00-8:00 pm PST (Zoom)

    RSVP Link: https://usc.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7031855

    Audiences: Graduate

    Contact: Viterbi Graduate Student Association (VGSA)

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  • Repeating EventACM presents Trojan Hacks

    Sat, Apr 10, 2021

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    Trojan Hacks - April 10th-11th

    Come to ACM's 24-hour virtual hackathon, TrojanHacks! TrojanHacks welcomes USC students of all experience levels, including beginners!

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

    Apply Here: https://uscacm273047.typeform.com/to/Hg16vlCa

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

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    Contact: ACM

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