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  • Visa Inc. Trojan Talk

    Mon, Oct 24, 2022 @ 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join the Visa Team for a Trojan Talk on Visa Culture, Hiring, and Everything in Between! Visa will be bringing along members from their Data & AI Platform team to discuss the ins-and-outs of their team and their projects.

    Date: Monday, October 24
    Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall (RTH) 211

    Come out and learn about Visa's Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD Internships, and our roles for New College Grads!

    Food will be provided, please RSVP as soon as possible! See you there!

    Speakers include:

    Ilya Rozenblat, University Recruiter

    Durga Kala, Sr. Director

    Varun Sharma, Lead Data Engineer

    Gilbert Magallon, Staff Data Engineer

    Olaniyi Falomo, Sr. Data Engineer

    What majors and degree levels are you interested in connecting with?
    CS/ECE majors and primarily undergrad
    Are you able to hire a student on CPT or OPT?On a case-by-case basis

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

    Tue, Oct 25, 2022 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: TBD, TBD

    Talk Title: Six Sigma Green Belt

    Abstract: USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement, offered in partnership with the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, allows professionals to learn how to integrate principles of business, statistics, and engineering to achieve tangible results. Master the use of Six Sigma to quantify the critical quality issues in your company. Once the issues have been quantified, statistics can be applied to provide probabilities of success and failure. Six Sigma methods increase productivity and enhance quality. As a USC Six Sigma Green Belt, you will be equipped to support and champion a Six Sigma implementation in your organization. To earn the USC Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate, you will be required to pass the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineer's green belt exam (administered on the final day of the course).


    Host: Executive Education

    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/six-sigma-lean-certification/six-sigma-green-belt-process-improvement/

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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    Contact: Corporate and Professional Programs

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  • Visa Inc. Coffee Chats

    Tue, Oct 25, 2022 @ 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Are you interested in talking to a Visa recruiter about what will make your resume stand out?

    Date: Tuesday, October 25th
    Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. please stop by anytime between this time frame. If the room reaches max capacity, please wait outside or come back at a later time.
    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall (RTH) 211


    Come join a group coffee chat where you can chat with one of Visas University Recruiters about everything ranging from the application process, resume dos and donts, and how to nail your interview!


    This session is open to students interested in technical and non-technical roles who are looking to stand out among the rest in the application process! Come for conversation and coffee, and leave with a new understanding of why youd be a great fit at Visa!

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • MHI Photonics Seminar - Ayman Abouraddy, Tuesday, October 25th at 3pm in MCB 102

    Tue, Oct 25, 2022 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Ayman F. Abouraddy, University of Central Florida

    Talk Title: Space-time wave packets: A new frontier for structured light

    Series: Photonics Seminar Series

    Abstract: Exercising control over the spatial degrees of freedom of the optical field has continued to yield breakthroughs over the past few decades, ranging from the discovery of Bessel beams and beams endowed with orbital angular momentum, to optical tweezers and traps, and the manipulation of the field in multimode optical fibers. Separately, but in parallel with these efforts, ultrafast pulse shaping has revolutionized our control over the temporal degree of freedom of the optical field. The spatial and temporal realms in optics have led for the most part independent lives with few examples of creative intersections. In this talk I show that precise, joint sculpting of the spatial and temporal degrees of freedom of optical fields - rather than modulating each separately - yields a new class of pulsed beams that I call 'space-time' (ST) wave packets. Surprising and useful optical behaviors are exhibited by ST wave packets when freely propagating or when interacting with photonic devices, leading to a new frontier for the study of structured light. I will share our recent experimental and theoretical results from this rapidly emerging topic and sketch potential applications that could benefit from ST wave packets.

    Biography: Ayman F. Abouraddy received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, in 1994 and 1997, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Boston University, Boston, MA, in 2003, all in electrical engineering. In 2003 he joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a postdoctoral fellow, and then became a Research Scientist at the Research Laboratory of Electronics in 2005. He is the coauthor of more than 130 journal publications, 240 conference presentations, and 70 invited talks; he holds seven patents, and has three patents pending, and is a fellow of the OSA. He joined CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics, at the University of Central Florida as an assistant professor in September 2008 and was promoted to full professor in August 2017. His recent research interests are in the area of structured light, particularly in the emerging field of space-time optics and photonics, in addition to quantum optics and quantum information processing.

    Host: Mercedeh Khajavikhan

    More Information: Ayman Abouraddy Flyer.pdf

    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) - 102

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski

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  • Epstein Institute - ISE 651 Seminar

    Tue, Oct 25, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Simge Kucukyavuz, Professor, Dept. of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences, Northwestern University

    Talk Title: TBD

    Host: Dr. Andres Gomez

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • MFD Seminar With Professor Kelsey Stoerzinger

    Tue, Oct 25, 2022 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Professor Kelsey Stoerzinger, Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor, Oregon State University

    Talk Title: MFD Seminar With Professor Kelsey Stoerzinger

    Series: MFD Distinguished Lecture Series

    Biography: Expertise and Interests:
    Kelsey Stoerzinger's research interests span the (electro)chemical transformation of molecules into fuels, chemical feedstocks, and recovered resources. Special emphasis is put on the use of abundant elements to drive these reactions in an economical and scalable manner by renewable electricity. Surface science approaches are used to probe the reaction mechanism by in situ and operando X-ray and vibrational spectroscopies. In 2021, she received the NSF CAREER award for her work in seawater electrolysis.

    Biography:
    Scientist -“ Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (joint appointment, 2018-present)
    Linus Pauling Postdoctoral Fellow -“ Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (2016-2018)
    Ph.D. -“ Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, NSF Graduate Research Fellow (2011-2016)
    M.Phil. -“ Physics, University of Cambridge, Churchill Fellow (2010-2011)
    B.S. -“ Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University (2006-2010)

    Host: Professor Sharada, Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Location: James H. Zumberge Hall Of Science (ZHS) - 352

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Anthony Tritto

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  • Visa Inc. Coffee Chats Day 2!

    Wed, Oct 26, 2022 @ 05:00 AM - 07:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Are you interested in talking to a Visa recruiter about what will make your resume stand out?

    Date: Tuesday, October 25th
    Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. please stop by anytime between this time frame. If the room reaches max capacity, please wait outside or come back at a later time.
    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall (RTH) 211


    Come join a group coffee chat where you can chat with one of Visas University Recruiters about everything ranging from the application process, resume dos and donts, and how to nail your interview!


    This session is open to students interested in technical and non-technical roles who are looking to stand out among the rest in the application process! Come for conversation and coffee, and leave with a new understanding of why youd be a great fit at Visa!

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

    Wed, Oct 26, 2022 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: TBD, TBD

    Talk Title: Six Sigma Green Belt

    Abstract: USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement, offered in partnership with the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, allows professionals to learn how to integrate principles of business, statistics, and engineering to achieve tangible results. Master the use of Six Sigma to quantify the critical quality issues in your company. Once the issues have been quantified, statistics can be applied to provide probabilities of success and failure. Six Sigma methods increase productivity and enhance quality. As a USC Six Sigma Green Belt, you will be equipped to support and champion a Six Sigma implementation in your organization. To earn the USC Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate, you will be required to pass the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineer's green belt exam (administered on the final day of the course).


    Host: Executive Education

    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/six-sigma-lean-certification/six-sigma-green-belt-process-improvement/

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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    Contact: Corporate and Professional Programs

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  • Nano Science & Technology seminar - Shaloo Rakheja, Wednesday, Oct. 26th at 10:30am in EEB 248

    Wed, Oct 26, 2022 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Shaloo Rakheja, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Talk Title: Spin dynamics in antiferromagnets and its applications

    Series: Nano Science & Technology

    Abstract: Antiferromagnets (AFM) materials have ordered spin moments that alternate between individual atomic sites, which gives them a vanishing macroscopic magnetic signature and picosecond intrinsic timescale. Traditionally, AFM materials have played a secondary role to ferromagnets, which are used as active elements in commercial spintronic devices like magnetic sensors and non-volatile magnetic memory. However, it was recently suggested that spin transfer torque could in principle be used to manipulate the magnetic order in AFMs, leading to either stable AFM order precessions for their use as high-frequency oscillators, or switching of the AFM order for their use as magnetic memories.
    My presentation will focus on the physics and modeling of electrically driven spin dynamics in thin films of two unique AFMs: Cr2O3, a single-phase magnetoelectric material that can be manipulated solely with electric fields and the Weyl semi-metal Mn3Sn in which spin torque can induce chiral spin rotations. Cr2O3-based ferromagnet-free random access memory has been experimentally demonstrated, while in the case of Mn3Sn, spin torque driven dynamics were found to induce chiral oscillations, from the megahertz to the terahertz frequency range. These materials can overcome the central challenge of manipulating and reading the AFM's order parameter via microelectronics compatible circuitry, thus allowing us to develop antiferromagnetic spintronics along a similar route as ferromagnetic spintronics.
    I will discuss my group's recent work in developing new analytic models and numerical techniques to handle the complex domain dynamics across many length scales and time scales in AFM structures. I will use these models to explain recent experimental findings and bridge the gap between physics and applications development. I will conclude my talk by summarizing the limits, challenges, and opportunities of AFM spintronics for future technologies such as high-density, secure nonvolatile memory, compact narrowband terahertz sources, and spike generators.

    Biography: Shaloo Rakheja is currently an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently leading the Center for Aggressive Scaling by Advanced Processes for Electronics and Photonics (ASAP) -“ an Industry-University Cooperative Research Center, expected to be launched as a Phase 1 Center by the NSF in 2022. Shaloo is an expert in physics-based modeling of nanoelectronic and magnetic devices for energy-efficient computing and communication. She has developed multi-scale models, spanning from first-principles calculations to circuit-compatible implementations, for enabling materials-to-circuits co-design for a wide range of technologically relevant applications.

    Host: J Yang, H Wang, C Zhou, S Cronin, W Wu

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99956388667?pwd=UHZ2bEZSY0FuakM5dGFwcU1GcTB2QT09

    More Information: Shaloo Rakheja_10262022.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Oct 26, 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 - Hybrid

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • CS Colloquium: Keith Burghardt (USC ISI) - Utilizing Data Analysis To Reduce AI Biases

    Wed, Oct 26, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Keith Burghardt, USC ISI

    Talk Title: Utilizing Data Analysis To Reduce AI Biases

    Abstract: Biases are erroneous assumptions about data that can lead artificial intelligence (AI) systems to discriminate, policy makers to make harmful decisions, and data scientists to make conclusions that contradict reality. Biases, however, are often challenging to find or remove because they can be subtle and deeply embedded within data. In this talk, I will discuss how data can inadvertently create biases and present my research that aims to reduce them. I will first show how data can enhance biases, including how computer-human interactions can drive algorithmic ranking systems to erroneous conclusions and how anti-vaccine sentiment and hate speech can become prevalent on social media, which can lead to stereotypes embedded in AI language models. I will then discuss methods that reduce biases by utilizing data analysis. I will show how these methods can improve AI fairness and help researchers better understand how large systems, such as institutions and cities, evolve in time. I will conclude the talk by laying out how this work is a step towards the wider goal of AI risk minimization.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

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    https://usc.zoom.us/j/93464447234?pwd=ZHlKeFlJVTBHWmhoTS9NRVBqTVV5QT09

    Meeting ID: 934 6444 7234
    Passcode: 475457

    Biography: Burghardt is a Computer Scientist at the USC Information Sciences Institute who specializes in complex science, geospatial analysis, and reducing biases with data analysis. He has papers in journals such as NPJ Computational Materials and Communications Physics, and in conferences, such as ICWSM, ASONAM, and CSCW. Burghardt has been a PI in grants from Amazon and ISI, co-PI in grants from DARPA, and co-organized the Inclusive and Fair Speech Technologies special session at the INTERSPEECH 2022 Conference. Burghardt received a PhD and BS (Magna Cum Laude with High Honors) in Physics at the University of Maryland in 2016 and 2012, respectively.

    Host: Vatsal Sharan

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Cherie Carter

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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, Oct 26, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Samuel Coogan, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Talk Title: Runtime Assurance for Safe Autonomy from Fast, In-the-Loop Reachability

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

    Abstract: In this talk, we show how efficient reachability methods enable runtime assurance (RTA) for safe autonomy. We focus on interconnected and/or high dimensional systems and we leverage reachability techniques enabled by mixed monotone systems theory. Mixed monotonicity decomposes a dynamical system's vector field into cooperative and competitive elements, resulting in a larger dimensional monotone system for which powerful results from monotone systems theory for, e.g., reachability and invariance are applicable. Notably, these methods offer two key properties: they enable reachable set over-approximations that can be computed very fast for, e.g., inclusion at runtime in feedback controllers, and they scale to high dimensional systems such as neural networks. We demonstrate how both of these appealing features enable RTA mechanisms with provable guarantees for learning-enabled control systems.

    Biography: Samuel. Coogan is an associate professor and the Demetrius T. Paris Junior Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 2017, he was an assistant professor at the University of California, Los Angeles from 2015 to 2017. His research is in the area of dynamical systems and autonomy and focuses on developing scalable tools for verification and control of networked, cyber-physical systems with an emphasis on transportation systems. He received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 2018, a Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research in 2019, and the Donald P Eckman Award from the American Automatic Control Council in 2020.

    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo, nuzzo@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ySGInGwKRKKHX7NHJwTk3Q

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ySGInGwKRKKHX7NHJwTk3Q

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • Repeating EventSix Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement

    Thu, Oct 27, 2022 @ 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Executive Education

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: TBD, TBD

    Talk Title: Six Sigma Green Belt

    Abstract: USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement, offered in partnership with the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, allows professionals to learn how to integrate principles of business, statistics, and engineering to achieve tangible results. Master the use of Six Sigma to quantify the critical quality issues in your company. Once the issues have been quantified, statistics can be applied to provide probabilities of success and failure. Six Sigma methods increase productivity and enhance quality. As a USC Six Sigma Green Belt, you will be equipped to support and champion a Six Sigma implementation in your organization. To earn the USC Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate, you will be required to pass the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineer's green belt exam (administered on the final day of the course).


    Host: Executive Education

    More Info: https://viterbiexeced.usc.edu/engineering-program-areas/six-sigma-lean-certification/six-sigma-green-belt-process-improvement/

    Audiences: Registered Attendees

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    Contact: Corporate and Professional Programs

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  • NL Seminar

    Thu, Oct 27, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Eric Wallace, University of Cal-Berkeley

    Talk Title: Emerging Vulnerabilities in Large-scale NLP Models

    Series: NL Seminar

    Abstract: Abstract: REMINDER
    Meeting hosts only admit guests that they know to the Zoom meeting. Hence, you are highly encouraged to use your USC account to sign into Zoom.

    If you are an outside visitor, please inform us at nlg DASH seminar DASH host AT isi DOT edu beforehand so we will be aware of your attendance and let you in.

    In person attendance will be permitted for USC ISI faculty, staff, students only. Open to the public virtually via the zoom link and online.

    The current era of machine learning and natural language processing is dominated by scale modern models use supermassive parameter counts, dataset sizes, and compute budgets. While this scaling undoubtedly unlocks new capabilities and performance improvements, it may also expose new vulnerabilities, risks, and harms. In this talk, I will discuss a series of vulnerabilities that emerge in large scale NLP models that not only expose worrisome security and privacy risks, but also provide new perspectives into how and why the models work. Concretely, I will show how adversaries can extract private training data, steal model weights, and poison training sets, all using limited black box access to models. Throughout the talk, I'll provide a particular focus on insights that we can derive from these attacks, especially regarding the impact of model scaling.



    Biography: Eric Wallace is a 4th year PhD student at UC Berkeley advised by Dan Klein and Dawn Song. His research interests focus on making large language models more robust, trustworthy, secure, and private. Eric's work is supported by the Apple Fellowship in AI/ML, and he received the best demo award at EMNLP 2019.

    Host: Jon May and Meryem M'hamdi

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

    Webcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42LNH1dTlgg

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

    WebCast Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42LNH1dTlgg

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

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  • Networking Workshop

    Thu, Oct 27, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

    Increase your career and internship knowledge on networking by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff.

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

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

    For In-Person: Attendance is limited to room capacity

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • DEN@Viterbi - Online Graduate Engineering Virtual Information Session

    Thu, Oct 27, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join USC Viterbi School of Engineering for a virtual information session via WebEx, providing an introduction to DEN@Viterbi, our top ranked online delivery system. Discover the 40+ graduate engineering and computer science programs available entirely online.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to connect directly with USC Viterbi representatives during the session to discuss the admission process, program details and the benefits of online delivery.

    Register Today!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef085f09ad6f38be70485eb02301b870e

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • CEE Seminar Series

    Thu, Oct 27, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Thomas Harmon, University of California Merced

    Talk Title: Labor and Automation in California Agriculture (LACA): Equity, Productivity, and Resilience

    Abstract: See attached

    Host: Amy Childress and Felipe de Barros

    More Information: Thomas Harmon Speaker 10272022.pdf

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) - 209

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Salina Palacios

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  • CS Colloquium: Matteo Sesia (USC Marshall School of Business) - Conformal inference for uncertainty-aware classification

    Thu, Oct 27, 2022 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Matteo Sesia, USC Marshall School of Business

    Talk Title: Conformal inference for uncertainty-aware classification

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Complex machine learning classifiers, including deep neural networks, are sometimes able to achieve very high predictive accuracy, but they are not designed to realistically capture uncertainty or to estimate reliable probabilities. In fact, these models are often overconfident, and this issue can make it challenging for practitioners to accept the use of machine learning algorithms in delicate real-world applications. This talk will describe recent advances in the field of conformal inference which allow us to address the overconfidence of machine learning classifiers. First, this talk will present a powerful and statistically principled methodology for assessing the uncertainty of predictions computed by any pre-trained classification model, in such a way as to account for possible heterogeneity in the levels of uncertainty affecting different individual data points. Then, building upon the previous results, this talk will present a novel methodology for training deep neural networks in such a way as to learn multi-class classification models that are less prone to overconfidence, ultimately leading to even more reliable uncertainty-aware predictions.

    Prof. Sesia will give his talk in person at RTH 115 and we will also host the talk over Zoom.

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    https://usc.zoom.us/j/92821217575
    Meeting ID: 928 2121 7575

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.

    Biography: Matteo Sesia is an assistant professor in the department of Data Sciences and Operation at the USC Marshall School of Business.
    Matteo joined USC Marshall in 2020, immediately after earning a PhD in Statistics from Stanford University, where he was advised by Emmanuel Candes. Matteo's research primarily focuses on developing novel methodology for model-free statistical inference with big data, and on developing statistically principled algorithms for uncertainty-aware machine learning.

    Host: Yan Liu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92821217575

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 115

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92821217575

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Department of Computer Science

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  • WIE Ericsson Professional Watch Party

    Thu, Oct 27, 2022 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Ericsson is HIRING for EE and CE and hosting an online info session welcoming all engineering majors to the event. They will be sharing LinkedIn best practices. Students who RSVP and submit their resumes to the following link: https://forms.gle/5YhjZypSdhiypFbJ7
    before the event will have a chance to win an Amazon gift card from Ericsson! Food will be provided in RTH 211 during the watch party!

    Location: Sign into EngageSC to View Location

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Maia Calderon-Ramos

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

    Fri, Oct 28, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

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

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb0970e80e7634a7c3de4935708995ec3

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • VGSA Viterbi Ball !

    Sat, Oct 29, 2022 @ 06:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Student Activity


    The Viterbi Ball is an opportunity for the graduate community in Viterbi to come together and celebrate making it halfway through the first semester of the new school year, celebrate the many friendships we made, and celebrate the time we have at USC together. It will be a night to recognize our accomplishments through food and dance.

    Registration Details:
    Registration spots are filled! No more payments will be accepted, but you can still join the waitlist!

    Location: Sign into EngageSC to View Location

    Audiences:

    Contact: Devsmit Ranparia

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