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  • Addressing COVID-19 Challenges - AME M.Sc. Summer Directed Research

    Tue, Aug 11, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Alumni

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Directed Research Summer Program for M.Sc. students in USC AME will be showcasing their final presentations on big challenges related to COVID-19.

    Join us on August 11 from 10:00-11:30 am PST for four main projects on:

    - Disinfection Robots
    - PPE handling improvements
    - PAPRs and re-purposing beyond COVID-19
    - Droplet dispersion modeling

    Please Register Here: TinyURL.com/AMEResearch

    More Information: COVID 19 Challenges.jpeg

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Kristy Ly

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  • Undergraduate Experience Viterbi Info Session

    Tue, Aug 11, 2020 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join us for an Experience Viterbi Welcome Party! Learn more about the Experience USC Viterbi app and how to engage along four success areas, receive insider app tips from current undergraduate student users, and play interactive games for a chance to win prizes! Unlock all the tools you need for a successful school year. It's an event you won't want to miss!

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Aug 11, 2020 @ 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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  • Virtual Viterbi New Master's Student Welcome

    Wed, Aug 12, 2020 @ 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    Student Activity


    Meet the Master's Student Affairs team along with your Academic Advisor to prepare you for a successful transition to USC Viterbi!

    Audiences: Invite Only

    Contact: Juli Legat

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  • Klein Institute for Undergraduate Engineering Life (KIUEL) Freshman Officer Info Session

    Wed, Aug 12, 2020 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    We invite all first-year Viterbi students to join this info session and learn more about KIUEL. KIUEL is an undergraduate student committee that focuses on building community among the undergraduate engineers at USC.

    We coordinate a multitude of events to educate the student body on the various university and professional initiatives aimed to create a community which promotes learning and explore engineering.

    Our mission is to enhance the holistic experience of Viterbi undergraduate students by fostering community, leadership, engagement, and service.

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Virtual Viterbi New Master's Student Welcome

    Wed, Aug 12, 2020 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    Receptions & Special Events


    Meet the Master's Student Affairs team along with your Academic Advisor to prepare you for a successful transition to USC Viterbi!

    Audiences: Invite Only

    Contact: Juli Legat

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  • DEN@Viterbi - 'Limited Status: How to Get Started' Virtual Info Session

    Thu, Aug 13, 2020 @ 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join USC Viterbi for our upcoming Limited Status: How to Get Started Virtual Information Session via WebEx to learn about the Limited Status enrollment option. The Limited Status enrollment option allows individuals with an undergraduate degree in engineering or related field, with a 3.0 GPA or above to take courses before applying for formal admission into a Viterbi graduate degree program.

    USC Viterbi representatives will provide a step-by-step guide for how to get started as a Limited Status student and enroll in courses online via DEN@Viterbi as early as the Fall 2020 semester.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7962d044e71c7c2bd25503581ed1edef

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Repeating EventM.S. Group Advisement

    Thu, Aug 13, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This optional group advisement session is for new and continuing M.S. Computer Science students and M.S. students in our Data Science Programs. Access instructions will be emailed to students prior to the session.

    Location: Zoom

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92220006953

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Ryan Rozan

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  • NL SEMINAR Improving Dialogue Agents with a Social Dimension and Understanding Monolingual Pre-Training for Bilingual Models

    Thu, Aug 13, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Naitian Zhou and Omar Shaikh , ISI interns

    Talk Title: Improving Dialogue Agents with a Social Dimension and Understanding Monolingual Pre-Training for Bilingual Models

    Abstract: Naitian Zhou

    TITLE Improving Dialogue Agents with a Social Dimension

    The dialogue problem is challenging because a proper response must be conditioned on many different factors: knowledge about the language, knowledge about the world, knowledge about self, and knowledge about the speaker, to name a few. Prior research has focused on language modeling and "persona" modeling, encoding facts about the dialogue agent. In this project, I try to focus on an alternative dimension to dialogue: how do we condition the way we converse, based on our understanding of ourselves and our social relationship with our dialogue partner?

    Omar Shaikh

    TITLE Understanding Monolingual Pre Training for Bilingual Models

    Monolingual embeddings from models like BERT are known to help on a variety of downstream tasks in a straightforward way. Usually, these embeddings are plug and play initializing models with BERT embeddings or using them as input representations result in increased model performance. However, supervised NMT tasks do not appear to benefit equally from traditional pretraining methods. We explore what makes NMT bilingual and BERT LM monolingual representations different on several probing tasks, and why certain training methods succeed in extracting performance from BERT embeddings from NMT tasks.


    Biography: 1. Naitian Zhou is a rising junior at the University of Michigan studying computer science and data science. His interests include computational social science and natural language processing.

    2. Omar is a Summer 2020 intern with Dr. Jon May. He is also a rising junior at Georgia Institute of Technology.

    Host: Jon May and Emily Sheng

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

    Webcast: https://youtu.be/QS3NVSbunt8

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual Only

    WebCast Link: https://youtu.be/QS3NVSbunt8

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Petet Zamar

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  • Viterbi Undergraduate New Student Welcome

    Thu, Aug 13, 2020 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Receptions & Special Events


    The annual Viterbi Undergraduate New Student Welcome will be held on August 13th. We welcome Viterbi's incoming first-years and transfer students with an opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and students. This year the Welcome will continue on Friday, August 14th with virtual Welcome Receptions hosted by each academic department.

    For more information: http://viterbiundergrad.usc.edu/welcome-viterbi/

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Aug 13, 2020 @ 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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  • DEN@Viterbi - 'Limited Status: How to Get Started' Virtual Info Session

    Thu, Aug 13, 2020 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join USC Viterbi for our upcoming Limited Status: How to Get Started Virtual Information Session via WebEx to learn about the Limited Status enrollment option. The Limited Status enrollment option allows individuals with an undergraduate degree in engineering or related field, with a 3.0 GPA or above to take courses before applying for formal admission into a Viterbi graduate degree program.

    USC Viterbi representatives will provide a step-by-step guide for how to get started as a Limited Status student and enroll in courses online via DEN@Viterbi as early as the Fall 2020 semester.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e14e9b06563c9bac7ff83603f42fd3445

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Repeating EventM.S. Group Advisement

    Fri, Aug 14, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This optional group advisement session is for new and continuing M.S. Computer Science students and M.S. students in our Data Science Programs. Access instructions will be emailed to students prior to the session.

    Location: Zoom

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92220006953

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Ryan Rozan

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  • Virtual Transfer Information Session

    Fri, Aug 14, 2020 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 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 prospective transfer 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

    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • Undergraduate New Student Welcome Event (Online)

    Fri, Aug 14, 2020 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Student Activity


    Please email Grace Owh: owh@usc.edu for Zoom link details.

    Location: Online/Zoom

    Audiences: Department Only

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • Viterbi Undergraduate New Student Welcome

    Fri, Aug 14, 2020 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Receptions & Special Events


    The 2020 Viterbi New Student Welcome continues on Friday, August 14th with virtual Welcome Receptions hosted by each academic department. Hope to see you there!

    For more information: http://viterbiundergrad.usc.edu/welcome-viterbi/#dept

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Contact: Viterbi Undergraduate Programs

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  • Netflix Party

    Fri, Aug 14, 2020 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Masters Programs

    Student Activity


    Join fellow engineering students every other Friday on a movie adventure with our Summer Netflix Party Series. Netflix Party allows students to link their viewing experience with each other and even chat along the way!

    Please Note:

    -You must have a Netflix account. Don't have an account? Netflix does offer a free 30 day trial.
    -You must download the Netflix Party extension.
    -The day of the Netflix Party, 20 minutes prior to start, you will need to go to the "Summer Netflix Party Series" path in the Experience Viterbi App to receive your special Netflix Party link.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Juli Legat

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  • Netflix Party

    Fri, Aug 14, 2020 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join your fellow engineering students before classes start and for one more movie adventure with our final Summer Netflix Party. Netflix Party allows students to link their viewing experience with each other and even chat along the way! Special welcome to all our new students!

    Please Note:

    -You must have a Netflix account. Don't have an account? Netflix does offer a free 30 day trial.
    -You must download the Netflix Party extension.
    -The day of the Netflix Party, 20 minutes prior to start, you will need to go to the "Summer Netflix Party Series" path in the Experience Viterbi App (eva.usc.edu) to receive your special Netflix Party link.

    Audiences: Undergraduate and graduate students.

    Contact: Monica De Los Santos

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  • Repeating EventM.S. Group Advisement

    Sat, Aug 15, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This optional group advisement session is for new and continuing M.S. Computer Science students and M.S. students in our Data Science Programs. Access instructions will be emailed to students prior to the session.

    Location: Zoom

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92220006953

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Ryan Rozan

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