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  • Repeating EventMeet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

    Mon, Nov 05, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    University Calendar


    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS seniors 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

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  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

    Mon, Nov 05, 2018 @ 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Robert Wodnicki, USC Biomedical Engineering, PhD Student

    Talk Title: IC design for Ultrasound

    Host: Qifa Zhou

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 122

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Mischalgrace Diasanta

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  • Fall 2018 Joint CSC@USC/CommNetS-MHI Seminar Series

    Mon, Nov 05, 2018 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Sonja Glavaski, ARPA-E

    Talk Title: Building Efficient, Sustainable and Resilient Grid by Controlling the Edge

    Abstract: The evolution of the electricity grid faces significant challenges if it is to integrate and accept more energy from renewable generation and other Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). To maintain grid's reliability and turn intermittent power sources into major contributors to the U.S. energy mix, we have to think about the grid differently and design it to be smarter and more flexible. ARPA-E is interested in disruptive technologies that enable increased integration of DERs by real-time adaptation while maintaining grid reliability and reducing cost for customers with smart technologies. This talk will identify opportunities in developing next generation control technologies and grid operation paradigms that address these challenges and enable efficient, sustainable and reliable transmission and distribution of electrical power. Summary of ARPA-E NODES (Network Optimized Distributed Energy Systems) Program funding development of these technologies will be presented. Innovative approaches to coordinated management of bulk generation, DERs, flexible loads, and storage assets with multiple roles, and revenue streams will be discussed.

    Biography: Dr. Sonja Glavaski is a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) overseeing diverse project portfolio developing innovative and disruptive technologies that would facilitate cost-effective building energy audits, more efficient power generation, electrification of transportation, and enable electricity grid to be more flexible and resilient. Her technical focus area is data analytics, and distributed control of complex, cyber-physical systems with emphasis on operations and security of energy systems. Dr. Sonja Glavaski worked on establishment of several grid modernization and transportation focused ARPA-E programs. She spearheaded development and is currently helming ARPA-E NODES Program that aims to develop transformational grid management and control methods to create a virtual energy storage system based on use of flexible loads and distributed energy resources (DERs). Prior to joining ARPA-E, Dr. Glavaski served as a Control Systems Group Leader at United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), where she led a team of multi-disciplinary scientists working on developing game changing technologies for energy efficient building HVAC/R systems, wind turbines, fuel cells and flow batteries. It was at UTRC that she recognized the need to develop more systematic ways to integrate and operate all of these technologies with the electricity grid. Before being at UTRC, Dr. Glavaski led key programs at Eaton Innovation Center and Honeywell Labs. During her 20-plus-year career, Dr. Glavaski has contributed significantly to technical advancements in numerous product areas, including energy systems, vehicles and aircraft systems. Dr. Glavaski received PhD and MS in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology, and Dipl. Ing and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade.

    Host: Mihailo Jovanovic, mihailo@usc.edu

    More Info: http://csc.usc.edu/seminars/2018Fall/glavaski.html

    More Information: 18.11.05_Glavaski_ARPA-E Seminar.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Cryptoeconomics, Tokenomics, and the Economics of Blockchain

    Mon, Nov 05, 2018 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Course Sessions & Times:
    Session 1: Monday, November 5 | 6pm to 8pm
    Session 2: Wednesday, November 7 | 6pm to 8pm
    Session 3: Thursday, November 8 | 6pm to 8pm

    Course Outline:
    This mini-course is a collaboration between USC Viterbi Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things & Prysm Group.
    This three-session course provides an introduction to applicable economics for engineers and computer scientists working or interested in the blockchain and distributed ledger space. This course assumes a working knowledge of blockchain technology, but not previous knowledge of economics. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to identify the major economic challenges facing blockchain projects and current solutions.

    100% of course fee will be refunded upon completion of attending all sessions.

    Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cryptoeconomics-tokenomics-and-the-economics-of-blockchain-mini-course-tickets-50744539283?aff=erelexpmlt

    More Information: 19.11.05_Cryptoecomics_MiniWorkshop_flyer.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Brienne Moore

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  • **No Epstein Seminar, ISE 651 This Week (Due to INFORMS)**

    Tue, Nov 06, 2018

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Grace Owh

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  • RASC Seminar: Sanjiv Singh (CMU) - Flying Cars: What's taking so long?

    Tue, Nov 06, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Sanjiv Singh, CMU

    Talk Title: Flying Cars: What's taking so long?

    Series: RASC Seminar Series

    Abstract: Almost a hundred years ago, before we had foreseen a world where cars drive themselves in traffic, the idea of a vehicle that could be both driven and flown had already taken hold of the public imagination. However compelling the imagery facilitated by the media and science fiction, we are still not close to an aerial analog of the self-driving car. While commonplace flying cars might be some time in coming, we might still ask what would be possible if we could realize "personal aviation". We could ask how such vehicles could operate safely and what steps we need to take to hasten their feasibility.

    Because flying cars would almost certainly have to be autonomous to be operable by non-pilots, many of the
    building blocks needed have immediate relevance in the agenda for developing autonomous drones, as well as,
    safety aids for pilots of the large number of aircraft that must fly at low elevation and land at unprepared sites.

    In my talk, I will discuss results from recent work with autonomous aircraft operating in unstructured environments
    focused on four technical goals: fly safe, land safe, fly without GPS, and, even when critical systems fail. I will
    show how presence of a human onboard an autonomous flying vehicle can improve both performance and reliability.
    I also will show results from a new class of methods that simultaneously produce dense reconstruction and
    low-drift 6DOF pose estimation in real time, with application to various scales of aircraft.


    Biography: Sanjiv Singh is a Research Professor at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University and the CEO of
    Near Earth Autonomy. He started his career working on the earliest autonomous ground vehicles to operate
    outdoors in 1985. Since then, he has led research efforts with applications in aviation, agriculture, mining and
    construction. In 2010 he led a team that demonstrated the first autonomous, full-scale helicopter capable of
    take off, search for viable landing sites and safe descent. He holds a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon
    University and is the founding editor of the Journal of Field Robotics.



    Host: Gaurav Sukhatme

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Theta Tau Mock Career Fair

    Tue, Nov 06, 2018 @ 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Theta Tau is hosting a Mock Career Fair on Tuesday November 6 from 3:30-6:00 PM in the E-Quad. The event will be structured like a normal career fair but companies will give participants constructive criticism on their elevator pitch, resume, and overall professional presentation after talking. Business formal required and you must register via the the link below. All companies will be collecting resumes except for West Monroe and Accenture!

    Companies attending are: Accenture, Facebook, IBM Security, Honeywell Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Medtronic, Protiviti, Pepsi&Co and West Monroe

    REGISTER HERE BEFORE 11/04 12:00 PM: Mock Career Fair Registration

    This event is open to ALL VITERBI UNDERGRADUATES ONLY. Business formal required. Participants can come whenever they are available between 3:30 - 6:00 PM but keep in mind that there might be lines to talk to recruiters.

    Stop by for some networking and professional growth, our companies are excited to help!

    Location: Engineering Quad

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: Theta Tau

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  • Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Seminar - Distinguished Lecture Series

    Tue, Nov 06, 2018 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Professor Paul Salvador, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

    Talk Title: Combinatorial Substrate Epitaxy and the Design of Materials

    Abstract: Over the past few decades, advancement in epitaxial growth of complex oxides has been remarkable. Most of these advances have been made using a surprisingly small number of commercially available single crystal substrates (perovskite, fluorite, corundum, rock salt, etc.). If appropriate substrates were available across all structural families, we would accelerate the design and synthesis of new materials with attractive properties. I will discuss our work on an approach to solving this dilemma, called Combinatorial Substrate Epitaxy (or CSE). In CSE we use epi-polished polycrystalline ceramics as substrates and automated electron backscatter diffraction as a non-destructive local structural characterization method. We map the orientation of hundreds of substrate grains prior to growth, then map film orientations on those same grains after deposition and use in-house programs to determine the epitaxial orientation relationships (ORs) across all of orientation space (in a single experiment). Importantly, each grain in a polycrystal behaves as an individual single crystal substrate, usually exhibiting grain-over-grain epitaxial growth. A bit surprisingly, there are only a small number (one or two) of epitaxial ORs observed across orientation space, which are largely independent of the surface orientation. On substrates where competitive polymorph nucleation occurs, the winner of the competition can be rationalized using observed ORs and planar matching on low-index orientations. Because of this, we have been able to develop a computational method that guides epitaxial synthesis. Density functional theory computations are combined with continuum models of nucleation to guide the selection of thermodynamically accessible materials and polymorph directing substrates. I will use a variety of film / substrate structural pairs to make these points, including BO2, B2O3, ABO3, A2BO4, and A2B2O7. I will describe how CSE opens the door for the predictive design of materials with new properties and the synthesis pathways to make them.

    Host: Dr. Jayakanth Ravichandran

    Location: 200

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Karen Woo/Mork Family

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  • Repeating EventMeet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

    Wed, Nov 07, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    University Calendar


    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS seniors 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

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  • Why Blocks and Why Chains; A First Principles (Re)Design of Blockchains

    Wed, Nov 07, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Pramod Viswanath, Co-Founder and CEO, Applied Protocol Research, Inc University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Talk Title: Why Blocks and Why Chains; A First Principles (Re)Design of Blockchains

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

    Abstract: Today's blockchains do not scale in a meaningful way. As more nodes join the system, the efficiency of the system (computation, communication, and storage) degrades, or at best stays constant. Furthermore, the security of the permissionless system imposes limitations on the core performance metrics of throughput, latency and confirmation probability. We take a first principle approach to the blockchain ecosystem addressing each of the various components holistically. Our approach is characterized by seeking fundamental limits (those prescribed by the physics of the underlying network) to performance and designing algorithms that attain them. This research is informed by decades of experience in information theory, coding theory, algorithms, wireless communication and, packet networks. This talk will highlight key outcomes of this research program, including Prism (a new consensus algorithm that guarantees information theoretically optimal throughput, latency, reliability), Spider (a new networking protocol for off-chain payment channels), Polyshard (a new coded storage architecture), and Dandelion (a new network privacy layer).

    https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.08092;
    https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.10361;
    https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.05088;
    https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.07468;


    Biography: Pramod Viswanath received the Ph.D. degree in EECS from UC Berkeley in 2000. From 2000 to 2001, he was a member of research staff at Flarion technologies, NJ. Since 2001, he is on the faculty at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he currently is a professor. He is a coauthor, with David Tse, of the text Fundamentals of Wireless Communication, which has been used in over 60 institutions around the world. He is coinventor of the opportunistic beamforming method and codesigner of Flash-OFDM communication algorithms adapted into fourth-generation cellular systems.

    His current research interests are in blockchain technologies from a variety of angles: networking protocols, consensus algorithms, payment channels, distributed coded storage and incentive designs. He is co-founder and CEO of Applied Protocol Research, a startup doing research on blockchain technologies. Applied Protocol Research is staffed by academics (professors, PhDs, and intern graduate students), with a wide variety of backgrounds (EE/CS/ECON covering both theory/systems) from different institutions (Berkeley, CMU, Illinois, MIT, Stanford, USC, UW-Seattle). This talk is joint work by the speaker with: Mohammad Alizadeh (MIT), Salman Avestimehr (USC), Giulia Fanti (CMU), Sreeram Kannan (UW-Seattle), Sewoong Oh (Illinois) and David Tse (Stanford).


    Host: Paul Bogdan

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Wed, Nov 07, 2018 @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Jesse Kroll, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Talk Title: Low-cost air quality sensors for measuring atmospheric

    Abstract: See attachment

    Host: Dr. Patrick Lynett and Dr. George Ban-Weiss

    More Information: Jesse_Kroll_Announcement_v2.pdf

    Location: Ray R. Irani Hall (RRI) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Evangeline Reyes

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  • CAIS Seminar: Dr. Adnan Darwiche (UCLA) - Explaining and Verifying AI Systems

    Wed, Nov 07, 2018 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Adnan Darwiche, UCLA

    Talk Title: Explaining and Verifying AI Systems

    Series: USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS) Seminar Series

    Abstract: Explaining the decisions of AI systems and formally verifying their properties have come into focus recently. In this talk, Dr. Darwiche will discuss an approach for explaining and verifying Bayesian network classifiers, which is based on compiling them into equivalent and symbolic decision graphs. He will also discuss a new class of circuits that are as expressive as neural networks and that can be synthesized from Bayesian network models, allowing one to provide formal guarantees on their behaviors regardless of how they are trained from data.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium


    Biography: Dr. Adnan Darwiche is a professor and chairman of the computer science department at UCLA. He directs the automated reasoning group which focuses on probabilistic and logical reasoning, and their applications including to machine learning (http://reasoning.cs.ucla.edu/.


    Host: Milind Tambe

    Location: Mark Taper Hall Of Humanities (THH) - 301

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Computer Science Department

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  • Cryptoeconomics, Tokenomics, and the Economics of Blockchain

    Wed, Nov 07, 2018 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Course Sessions & Times:
    Session 1: Monday, November 5 | 6pm to 8pm
    Session 2: Wednesday, November 7 | 6pm to 8pm
    Session 3: Thursday, November 8 | 6pm to 8pm

    Course Outline:
    This mini-course is a collaboration between USC Viterbi Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things & Prysm Group.
    This three-session course provides an introduction to applicable economics for engineers and computer scientists working or interested in the blockchain and distributed ledger space. This course assumes a working knowledge of blockchain technology, but not previous knowledge of economics. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to identify the major economic challenges facing blockchain projects and current solutions.

    100% of course fee will be refunded upon completion of attending all sessions.

    Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cryptoeconomics-tokenomics-and-the-economics-of-blockchain-mini-course-tickets-50744539283?aff=erelexpmlt

    More Information: 19.11.05_Cryptoecomics_MiniWorkshop_flyer.pdf

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

    Audiences: Graduate

    Posted By: Brienne Moore

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  • CS Colloquium: Paul Rosenbloom (USC) - A Common Model of Cognition (née A Standard Model of the Mind)

    Wed, Nov 07, 2018 @ 06:00 PM - 07:20 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Paul Rosenbloom , USC

    Talk Title: A Common Model of Cognition (née A Standard Model of the Mind)

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: A common (or standard) model captures a community consensus over a coherent region of science, serving as a cumulative reference point for the field that can provide guidance for both research and applications, while also focusing efforts to extend or revise it. An effort has been initiated recently to build such a model for human-like minds, computational entities -" whether natural or artificial -" whose structures and processes are substantially similar to those found in human cognition. The core hypothesis is that cognitive architectures provide the appropriate computational abstraction for defining such a model, although the model is not itself such an architecture. The model began as a consensus at the 2013 AAAI Fall Symposium on Integrated Cognition but has since been extended via a synthesis across three existing cognitive architectures: ACT-R, Sigma, and Soar. The resulting model spans key aspects of structure and processing, memory and content, learning, and perception and motor; highlighting loci of architectural agreement as well as disagreement with the consensus while identifying potential areas of remaining incompleteness. Work to build this into a community-wide effort is also in progress.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Paul Rosenbloom is Professor of Computer Science in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California and Director for Cognitive Architecture Research at USC's Institute for Creative Technologies. He was a member of USC's Information Sciences Institute for two decades, ending as its Deputy Director, and earlier was on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University. His research concentrates on cognitive architectures (integrated models of the fixed structures underlying minds), the possibility of a Common Model of Cognition (a community consensus concerning what must be in a cognitive architecture), and on the nature and structure of computing as a scientific domain and its overlap with the other domains of human study. He is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, the Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Cognitive Science Society.

    More Info: https://goo.gl/forms/w7WRcpF7xqY3As4T2


    Host: AAAI@USC

    Location: Mark Taper Hall Of Humanities (THH) - 202

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Computer Science Department

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  • Industrial and Systems Engineering Alumni & Industry Spotlight Panel

    Wed, Nov 07, 2018 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    The Viterbi Industry & Alumni Spotlight is a great opportunity for you to connect with USC alumni and industry professionals that have been in your shoes. They will share their experiences on how they got to where they are in their career and offer words of wisdom along the way. This is an undergraduate only event.

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

    Audiences: Undergrad

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • ASBME GM 5: Product Development

    Wed, Nov 07, 2018 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    Student Activity


    Come join ASBME as Hope Miller from Karten Design comes and tells us about her company. Karten Design is a product innovation company that works to solve many of the problems facing healthcare today. Come learn about the process of product development, how a company like this is organized and runs on a daily basis, and to learn how to best tailor your college experience for a future career in industry!

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - 227

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering

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  • MASCLE Machine Learning Seminar: Quanquan Gu (UCLA) - New Variance Reduction Algorithms for Nonconvex Finite-Sum Optimization

    Thu, Nov 08, 2018 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Quanquan Gu, UCLA

    Talk Title: New Variance Reduction Algorithms for Nonconvex Finite-Sum Optimization

    Series: Machine Learning Seminar Series

    Abstract: Nonconvex finite-sum optimization problems are ubiquitous in machine learning such as training deep neural networks. To solve this class of problems, various variance reduction based stochastic optimization algorithms have been proposed, which are guaranteed to converge to stationary points and enjoy improved gradient complexity than vanilla stochastic gradient descent. An natural question is whether there is still space for improvement to further speed up the finding of first-order stationary points and even local minimas.

    In the first part of this talk, I will introduce our work for finding first-order stationary points in nonconvex finite-sum optimization that further pushes the frontiers of this line of research. In particular, I will introduce a new stochastic nested variance reduced gradient algorithm (SNVRG) that achieves the fastest convergence rate to first-order stationary points in the literature by reducing the variance in stochastic algorithms through multiple referencing points and gradients. It outperforms the folklore variance reduction methods such as stochastic variance reduced gradient (SVRG) and stochastically controlled stochastic gradient (SCSG).

    In the second part of the talk, I will talk about methods for finding second-order stationary points (i.e., local minima) in nonconvex finite-sum optimization. Specifically, I will introduce a stochastic variance reduced cubic regularization algorithm that achieves the state-of-the-art second-order oracle complexity for finding local minima in nonconvex optimization.


    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Host: Yan Liu, USC Machine Learning Center

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Computer Science Department

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  • Cryptoeconomics, Tokenomics, and the Economics of Blockchain

    Thu, Nov 08, 2018 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Course Sessions & Times:
    Session 1: Monday, November 5 | 6pm to 8pm
    Session 2: Wednesday, November 7 | 6pm to 8pm
    Session 3: Thursday, November 8 | 6pm to 8pm

    Course Outline:
    This mini-course is a collaboration between USC Viterbi Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things & Prysm Group.
    This three-session course provides an introduction to applicable economics for engineers and computer scientists working or interested in the blockchain and distributed ledger space. This course assumes a working knowledge of blockchain technology, but not previous knowledge of economics. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to identify the major economic challenges facing blockchain projects and current solutions.

    100% of course fee will be refunded after completion of attending all sessions.

    Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cryptoeconomics-tokenomics-and-the-economics-of-blockchain-mini-course-tickets-50744539283?aff=erelexpmlt

    More Information: 19.11.05_Cryptoecomics_MiniWorkshop_flyer.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Brienne Moore

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  • 13th Annual Mork Family Department Student Symposium

    Fri, Nov 09, 2018

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Location: Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library (DML) - 240

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Karen Woo/Mork Family

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  • Last day to drop a class with a mark of W for Session 001

    Fri, Nov 09, 2018 @ 12:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    University Calendar


    Last day to drop a class with a mark of W for Session 001

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Viterbi Academic Services

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  • W.V.T. RUSCH ENGINEERING HONORS COLLOQUIUM

    Fri, Nov 09, 2018 @ 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Yanghee Woo and Dr. Lily Lai, Associate Clinical Professors of Surgery, City of Hope

    Talk Title: Technical Medicine: The Future of Surgical Robotics

    Host: EHP and Dr. Prata

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Amanda McCraven

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  • NL Seminar-Taming the scientific literature: progress and challenges

    Fri, Nov 09, 2018 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Waleed Ammar, AI2-Allen Inst.

    Talk Title: Taming the scientific literature: progress and challenges

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: The magnitude and growth of the scientific literature can be overwhelming even for experienced researchers. Three years ago, the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence launched semanticscholar.org to understand and address the information needs of researchers. In this talk, I start by highlighting some of the lessons we learned from our 2M monthly actively users, and some of the key differences between academic and industrial research. Then, I describe three complementary directions for analyzing the scientific literature at scale. In the first direction, we extract meaningful structures such as entities, relationships and figures. In the second direction, we establish connections between different artifacts in the literature to facilitate navigation and enable complex querying capabilities. In the third direction, we try to address controversial questions in the literature by quantifying observable attributes at a large scale. I conclude with a short list of under-explored research opportunities with high potential in this domain.
    Bio: Waleed Ammar is a senior research scientist at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence where he leads the research efforts in the semantic scholar project. He is interested in developing NLP models with practical applications, especially in the scientific and medical domains and other data-constrained scenarios. Before pursuing his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University, Waleed an engineer at the machine translation group at MSR, a web developer at eSpace technologies, and a teaching assistant at Alexandria University. Waleed co-hosts the NLP highlights podcast with Matt Gardner.

    Biography: Waleed Ammar is a senior research scientist at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence where he leads the research efforts in the semantic scholar project. He is interested in developing NLP models with practical applications, especially in the scientific and medical domains and other data-constrained scenarios. Before pursuing his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University, Waleed an engineer at the machine translation group at MSR, a web developer at eSpace technologies, and a teaching assistant at Alexandria University. Waleed co-hosts the NLP highlights podcast with Matt Gardner.

    Host: Xusen Yin

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

    Webcast: https://bluejeans.com/s/vEMME/

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 6th Floor Conf Rm-CR# 689

    WebCast Link: https://bluejeans.com/s/vEMME/

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Peter Zamar

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