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  • Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

    Mon, Jul 23, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

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    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. During the engineering session we will discuss the curriculum, research opportunities, hands-on projects, entrepreneurial support programs, and other aspects of the engineering school. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process, and financial aid.

    Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.

    Please make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

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    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - USC Admission Office

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Repeating EventCareers in STEM

    Mon, Jul 23, 2018 @ 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering K-12 STEM Center

    Receptions & Special Events


    Annual event where middle and high school students are introduced to various STEM fields by interacting with USC faculty, USC students and Industry Professionals. STEM areas covered are:

    aerospace engineering, architecture, biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science, earth science, electrical engineering, environmental science, industrial engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, neuroscience, physics, and spatial science

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) -

    Audiences: Middle and high school students

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    Posted By: Darin Gray/Viterbi STEM Educational Outreach

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  • Repeating EventCareers in STEM

    Tue, Jul 24, 2018 @ 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering K-12 STEM Center

    Receptions & Special Events


    Annual event where middle and high school students are introduced to various STEM fields by interacting with USC faculty, USC students and Industry Professionals. STEM areas covered are:

    aerospace engineering, architecture, biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science, earth science, electrical engineering, environmental science, industrial engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, neuroscience, physics, and spatial science

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) -

    Audiences: Middle and high school students

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    Posted By: Darin Gray/Viterbi STEM Educational Outreach

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  • Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

    Wed, Jul 25, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

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    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. During the engineering session we will discuss the curriculum, research opportunities, hands-on projects, entrepreneurial support programs, and other aspects of the engineering school. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process, and financial aid.

    Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.

    Please make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

    RSVP

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - USC Admission Office

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Repeating EventCareers in STEM

    Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering K-12 STEM Center

    Receptions & Special Events


    Annual event where middle and high school students are introduced to various STEM fields by interacting with USC faculty, USC students and Industry Professionals. STEM areas covered are:

    aerospace engineering, architecture, biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science, earth science, electrical engineering, environmental science, industrial engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, neuroscience, physics, and spatial science

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) -

    Audiences: Middle and high school students

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    Posted By: Darin Gray/Viterbi STEM Educational Outreach

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  • PhD Defense - Bharath Sankaran

    Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Computer Science

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    Title: From Active to Interactive 3D Object Recognition

    Ph.D. Candidate: Bharath Sankaran

    Date and Time: Wednesday, July 25th, 2Pm

    Committee: Nora Ayanian (Chair), Gaurav Sukhatme, Geoffrey Spedding

    Abstract:
    If robots are to successfully migrate from controlled industrial settings to unstructured human environments, they should be capable of robust perception in densely cluttered, noisy environments, plagued with poor lighting. This will require robots to move towards building semantic representations of the environment by detecting objects of interest and accurately estimating their pose. In this thesis, I explore the use of movement and interaction to solve one of the fundamental problems of computer vision, object detection and pose estimation. I exploit the notion that perception is a process that is both active and exploratory and reformulate the problem of 3D object recognition as one of movement and interaction. I formalize these problems as information acquisition optimal control problems. I will present both myopic and non-myopic solutions to the information acquisition problem for 3D object recognition using tools from optimal control and inverse optimal control. I will also introduce efficient approximations to these optimal control problems by exploiting the nature of the information measure or exploiting the behavior of the static recognition system.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 406

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Repeating EventCareers in STEM

    Thu, Jul 26, 2018 @ 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering K-12 STEM Center

    Receptions & Special Events


    Annual event where middle and high school students are introduced to various STEM fields by interacting with USC faculty, USC students and Industry Professionals. STEM areas covered are:

    aerospace engineering, architecture, biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science, earth science, electrical engineering, environmental science, industrial engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, neuroscience, physics, and spatial science

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) -

    Audiences: Middle and high school students

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    Posted By: Darin Gray/Viterbi STEM Educational Outreach

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  • Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

    Fri, Jul 27, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    University Calendar


    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. During the engineering session we will discuss the curriculum, research opportunities, hands-on projects, entrepreneurial support programs, and other aspects of the engineering school. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process, and financial aid.

    Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.

    Please make sure to check availability and register online for the session you wish to attend. Also, remember to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

    RSVP

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - USC Admission Office

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Repeating EventCareers in STEM

    Fri, Jul 27, 2018 @ 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering K-12 STEM Center

    Receptions & Special Events


    Annual event where middle and high school students are introduced to various STEM fields by interacting with USC faculty, USC students and Industry Professionals. STEM areas covered are:

    aerospace engineering, architecture, biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science, earth science, electrical engineering, environmental science, industrial engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, neuroscience, physics, and spatial science

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) -

    Audiences: Middle and high school students

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    Posted By: Darin Gray/Viterbi STEM Educational Outreach

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  • NL Seminar-A Tale of Two Question Answering Systems

    Fri, Jul 27, 2018 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Matt Gardner, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence AI2

    Talk Title: A Tale of Two Question Answering Systems

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: The path to natural language understanding goes through increasingly challenging question answering tasks. I will present research that significantly improves performance on two such tasks: answering complex questions over tables, and open-domain factoid question answering. For answering complex questions, I will present a type-constrained encoder decoder neural semantic parser that learns to map natural language questions to programs. For open-domain factoid QA, I will show that training paragraph level QA systems to give calibrated confidence scores across paragraphs is crucial when the correct answer containing paragraph is unknown. I will conclude with some thoughts about how to combine these two disparate QA paradigms, towards the goal of answering complex questions over open-domain text.



    Biography: Matt Gardner is a research scientist at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence AI2, where he has been exploring various kinds of question answering systems. He is the lead designer and maintainer of the AllenNLP toolkit, a platform for doing NLP research on top of pytorch. Matt is also the cohost of the NLP Highlights podcast, where, with Waleed Ammar, he gets to interview the authors of interesting NLP papers about their work. Prior to joining AI2, Matt earned a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, working with Tom Mitchell on the Never Ending Language Learning project.


    Host: Nanyun Peng

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

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 11th Flr Conf Rm # 1135, Marina Del Rey

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Peter Zamar

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