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  • Repeating EventACM Trojan Hacks

    Sun, Nov 14, 2021

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    Come to ACM's hackathon, Trojan Hacks! Trojan Hacks welcomes USC students of all experience levels, including beginners!

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

    Trojan Hacks will take place November 13th at ZHE 159, and November 14th at GFS 106. Participants will have 24 hours to hack!
    Come join us to meet other hackers, create a cool new project, and compete for prizes!

    Register for TrojanHacks here! https://bit.ly/trojanhacks2021

    Location: See Description for Location

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: ACM Trojan Hacks

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  • Viterbi Voices Live Chat: LGBTQ+ Students in Engineering

    Sun, Nov 14, 2021 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join us for this student hosted live chat! During this hour long event, we will be speaking with LGBTQ+ students in engineering about their experiences at USC Viterbi. We are here to answer questions you may have about getting involved, why we chose USC, and being a LGBTQ+ student in engineering.

    Register here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Bowen Zhang

    Mon, Nov 15, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    PhD Candidate: Bowen Zhang
    Title: Visual Representation Learning with Structural Prior
    Monday: Nov 15, 2pm
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    Committee members: chair: Prof. Leana Golubchik (CS dept.), Prof. Fei Sha, Prof. Haipeng Luo (CS dept.), Prof. Ram Nevatia (CS dept.), Prof. Laurent Itti (CS dept.), Prof. Shri Narayana (EE dept.).

    Abstract: Artificial intelligence is about designing an intelligent agent that is able to perceive and interact with the environment. The fundamental ability of an intelligent agent is to perceive the visual world. As humans, we understand the visual world through images and videos. For example, images are convenient for describing an object or a scene. Videos are helpful for illustrating an action, an event, or a story. Designing an intelligent agent to understand image and video is an important and not yet solved problem. In this thesis proposal, I demonstrate a set of structural visual representation learning methods developed through my Ph.D. study, which enable the intelligent agent to understand the surrounding visual world through images and videos.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/9711928888

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • USC Lockin China Career Workshop

    Mon, Nov 15, 2021 @ 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Lockin will be hosting a workshop to assist Chinese students with finding jobs after graduation.

    The workshop will cover:

    Current job market info from China by sectors, including the impact of Covid
    Suggestions on resume, online test, and interview
    In detail interpretation of positions looking for USC students
    Q&A session
    The workshop will be in Mandarin and open to students from all majors and class.

    Register for the workshop using the WeChat ID: Lockindabenying4


    https://meeting.tencent.com/dm/tuYxb1xacomQ

    Meeting ID: 676 285 267

    WebCast Link: https://meeting.tencent.com/dm/tuYxb1xacomQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: USC Career Center

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  • Mork Family Department Fall Seminars - Michele Manuel, University of Florida

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 04:00 AM - 05:20 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    University Calendar


    Mork Family Department Fall Seminars - Michele Manuel, University of Florida
    Host: Prof. Andrea Hodge

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Greta Harrison

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  • Profiling of Protein Methylation in Mammalian Cells and Methods for Deep Methylproteomic Analysis

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Student Activity


    We will be hosting a virtual meeting for Nicolas Hartel's PhD Defense in Chemical Engineering: Profiling of Protein Methylation in Mammalian Cells and Methods for Deep Methylproteomic Analysis on Tuesday November 16th at 9:30 am PST. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. Thank you

    Location: Virtual Defense

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95532661502?pwd=dkdoaDliUTZqVHhuMmtwQ1AzQlVrZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Nicolas Hartel

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  • Repeating EventNew & Continuing MS Student Group Advising Session (CSCI/DSCI)

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    If you are a New or Continuing MS student in the Computer Science Department or Data Science Program and have any questions or need assistance, please join us for today's optional group advising session via zoom. Access instructions will be sent to students directly. Note: D-clearance is not granted during advisement sessions. All requests for d-clearance must go through the myViterbi portal.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: USC Computer Sciecne

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  • CAIS Seminar: Erika Van Buren (First Place for Youth) - Leveraging Data Science to Individualize Extended Foster Care Services: the Youth Success Roadmap Tool

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Erika Van Buren, First Place for Youth

    Talk Title: Leveraging Data Science to Individualize Extended Foster Care Services: the Youth Success Roadmap Tool

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

    Abstract: In service to a deep commitment to learning and impact, First Place for Youth -“ a service and advocacy organization dedicated to supporting transition age foster youth to achieve self-sufficiency and independence -“ leveraged several years of in-program administrative and follow-up data on youth served to conduct a precision analytics modeling process, and to develop The Youth Success Roadmap Tool (YRT). The YRT is a practitioner-centric, web-based decision-support tool that is used by direct service providers and managers to support high precision programming in the development of action plans, selection of interventions, and decisions about transition needs and timelines with individual youth, with the ultimate goal of helping all young people leave program with life sustaining, living wage employment. This seminar will discuss the findings from the original modeling, the methods utilized to generate the modeling and tool, showcase and describe how the YRT is currently being utilized to increase application of effective, individualized services and the achievement of equitable results with youth.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:

    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sDAlPRaaSBCWQvZct9ZuyQ

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

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Biography: Dr. Erika Van Buren serves as the Chief Innovation Officer for First Place for Youth, where she leads evaluation, learning, and national expansion strategies for scaling First Place's influence and impact in service to older foster youth across the country. She crafts and implements the internal and external evaluation agenda for the agency, works closely with program leadership to innovate and roll-out best and evidence-supported strategies to improve practice, and conducts on-going sector building and system-capacity development activities in support of First Place's mission. With over 20 years of experience, she has cultivated expertise in the areas of community mental health and child welfare program development and evaluation, quality improvement and performance management practices and was most recently named as a member of the 11th class of Annie E. Casey Foundation Leadership Fellows.


    Host: USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS)

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sDAlPRaaSBCWQvZct9ZuyQ

    Location: Online Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sDAlPRaaSBCWQvZct9ZuyQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Tianye Li

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    Date and time:
    Nov 16, Tuesday, 12:30pm -“ 1:45pm

    Committee members:
    Prof. Randall Hill (chair)
    Prof. Stefan Scherer
    Prof. Andrew Nealen (school of cinematic arts)
    Prof. Ramesh Govindan
    Prof. Stefanos Nikolaidis

    Title: Reconstruction and Synthesis for Dynamic Humans and Scenes

    Abstract:

    An immersive VR/AR experience requires high-quality capture for the humans in expressions and motions as well as the dynamic environment. Traditional capture methods take multiple time-consuming and error-prone steps, which also require manual adjustments from professional artists. This thesis proposal proposes an effective yet time-efficient framework, ToFu, that produces topologically consistent meshes across facial identities and expressions, three orders of magnitude faster than traditional techniques. ToFu further captures displacement maps for pore-level geometric details and facilitates high-quality rendering in the form of albedo and specular reflectance maps. These high-quality assets are readily usable by production studios for avatar creation, animation, and physically-based skin rendering. We further propose Neural 3D Video Synthesis, a general method to capture humans together with the environments in dynamics.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/4737050753

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    CS Advisors will be available on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays this fall from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to assist undergraduates in our four majors (CSCI, CSBA, CSGA, and CECS) via Live Chat. Access the live chat through our website at https://cs.usc.edu/chat

    Location: Online - Live Chat

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Sciecne

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  • Photonics Seminar Series

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Andrei Faraon, Caltech

    Talk Title: From Metasurfaces to Volumetric meta-optics for novel device functionalities

    Series: Photonics Seminar

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

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91808071892?pwd=VUwyK3NSNW5rSzVLQzFKSGdPc05yUT09

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91808071892?pwd=VUwyK3NSNW5rSzVLQzFKSGdPc05yUT09

    More Information: Photonics Seminar _Andrei Faraon 11-16-21.pdf

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91808071892?pwd=VUwyK3NSNW5rSzVLQzFKSGdPc05yUT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jennifer Ramos/Electrophysics

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  • The Power of LinkedIn for International Students: Getting Noticed by Employers

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Searching for a job or internship? Come hear the best ways to maximize your search by making it easy for employers to find you on LinkedIn!

    WebCast Link: https://shibboleth-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: USC Career Center

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  • The Power of LinkedIn for International Students: Getting Noticed by Employers

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Searching for a job or internship? Come hear the best ways to maximize your search by making it easy for employers to find you on LinkedIn!

    Time: Tuesday, November 16 at 2:00 -“ 3:00pm

    Location: Virtual Event

    Register on connectSC for more information.

    Dial-In Information

    https://shibboleth-usc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/

    Location: Virtual (via Zoom)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventDrop-In Weekly Office Hours [Virtual] Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Every Tuesday, office hours are an opportunity for CARC users to ask questions about research computing. No appointment/registration is necessary, but you must use your USC credentials to access the Zoom meeting by clicking "Register" below. For in-person support, we are also in Leavey Library room 3M (basement) during this same time period. Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Nada Aldarrab

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar


    Title: Decipherment of Historical Manuscripts

    Committee:
    Jonathan May (chair)
    Aiichiro Nakano
    Aram Galstyan
    Shrikanth Narayanan
    Greg Ver-Steeg


    Abstract:
    Libraries and archives are filled with enciphered documents from the early modern period. Example documents include encrypted letters, diplomatic correspondences, and books from secret societies. Decipherment of classical ciphers is an essential step to reveal the contents of those historical documents.
    This thesis addresses three historical decipherment problems: 1. Automatically transcribing historical documents. 2. Deciphering noisy ciphers and ciphers with an unknown plaintext language. 3. Parsing numerical ciphers. We show how machine translation techniques can be used to help in decipherment and vice versa.




    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/99569732690?pwd=a0FoS3dmejI2My93cHhXT0laVjhBQT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • ISE 651 - Epstein Seminar

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Elise Miller-Hooks, Professor, Dept. of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engr, George Mason University

    Talk Title: Civil Infrastructure Systems Resilience: Models and Algorithms

    Host: Prof. Jim Moore

    More Information: November 16, 2021.pdf

    Location: Zoom/Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Grace Owh

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  • CS Colloquium: Laurel Riek (University of California, San Diego) - Robots in clinic and in the community: supporting wellbeing and health equity

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Laurel Riek, University of California, San Diego

    Talk Title: Robots in clinic and in the community: supporting wellbeing and health equity

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: The pandemic exacerbated inequities faced by people with disabilities and healthcare workers -” both are at high risk of adverse physical and mental health outcomes. Robots alone are not going to fix these major societal problems; however, our work explores how we can design technology to lessen the burden of systemic ableism and healthcare system stress. I will discuss several of our recent projects in acute care and community health contexts. In acute care, we are building hospital-based robots to support the clinical workforce, to support item delivery, telemedicine, and decision support. In community health, we are creating interactive and adaptive systems that aim to extend the reach of cognitive neurorehabilitative therapies, provide respite to overburdened caregivers, and explore how technology might serve as a means for mediating positive interactions during hardship. We focus on building robots that can adaptively team with and longitudinally learn from people, and personalize and tailor their behavior.

    Register in advance for this webinar at:

    https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BxKfSOStS--ZoudxSavY7w

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

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.

    Biography: Dr. Laurel Riek is a professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, with a joint appointments in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and affiliated with the Contextual Robotics Institute and Design Lab. Dr. Riek directs the Healthcare Robotics Lab and leads research in human-robot teaming and health informatics, with a focus on autonomous robots that work proximately with people. Riek's current research interests include long term learning, robot perception, and personalization; with applications in acute care, neurorehabilitation, and home health. Dr. Riek received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, and B.S. in Logic and Computation from Carnegie Mellon. Riek served as a Senior Artificial Intelligence Engineer and Roboticist at The MITRE Corporation from 2000-2008, working on learning and vision systems for robots, and held the Clare Boothe Luce chair in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame from 2011-2016. Dr. Riek has received the NSF CAREER Award, AFOSR Young Investigator Award, Qualcomm Research Award, and was named one of ASEE's 20 Faculty Under 40. Dr. Riek is the HRI 2023 General Co-Chair and served as the Program Co-Chair for HRI 2020, and serves on the editorial boards of T-RO and THRI.


    Host: Stefanos Nikolaidis

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BxKfSOStS--ZoudxSavY7w

    Location: Online - Zoom Webinar

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BxKfSOStS--ZoudxSavY7w

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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  • Kanso Lab seminar

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Ramiro Godoy-Diana and Benjamin Thiria, PMMH lab at ESPCI Paris

    Talk Title: Fish and Fish-Like Swimming Interactions

    Abstract: The interaction between two neighboring swimmers forms the basis of the collective dynamics observed in a school of fish in nature. We will discuss different aspects of our recent work on swimmer-to-swimmer interactions, in which we have designed experiments with real fish or with simple robotic models, as well as numerical simulations, to examine the issues of swimmer synchronization, pattern formation, and energy expenditure, examining the most basic interactions between a pair of neighboring swimmers.

    Biography: TBD

    Host: Prof. Eva Kanso

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92868857794

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92868857794

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 406

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92868857794

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • Jian Pei (Simon Fraser University) - Exact, Concise, and Consistent Data Driven Interpretation

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Jian Pei, Simon Fraser University

    Talk Title: Exact, Concise, and Consistent Data Driven Interpretation

    Abstract: Interpretability and explainability are at the core in our pursuit of new knowledge. At the same time, interpretation in data analytics and data mining is challenging in many ways, such as the complexity of models to be interpreted, the difficulty in knowledge elicitation, the expectation of embodying interpretation, and the need of many kinds of knowledge. In this talk, I will present our systematic research on exact, concise, and consistent data driven interpretation for database and data mining tasks. I will illustrate our principles and techniques using various application examples, including skyline queries (aka pareto optima) in databases, semantic OLAP in business intelligence, piece-wise linear neural networks in classification, and KS-tests in statistics. I will also discuss the promises and challenges of data driven interpretation for future work.

    Biography: Jian Pei is a Professor in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. His research focuses on data science, big data, data mining, database systems, and information retrieval. His expertise is in developing effective and efficient data analysis techniques for novel data intensive applications, and transferring his research results to industry products and business practice. He is recognized as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Canada's national academy), the Canadian Academy of Engineering, ACM, and IEEE. Since 2000, he has published one textbook, two monographs and over 300 research papers in refereed journals and conferences, which have been cited extensively by others. He was the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions of Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) in 2013-16, the chair of ACM SIGKDD in 2017-2021. He received a few prestigious awards, including the 2017 ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award, the 2015 ACM SIGKDD Service Award, the 2014 IEEE ICDM Research Contributions Award, the British Columbia Innovation Council 2005 Young Innovator Award, an IBM Faculty Award, a KDD Best Application Paper Award, and an ICDE Influential Paper Award.

    Host: Ellis Horowitz

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 105

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

    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

    Tue, Nov 16, 2021 @ 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 2021 semester.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=ebb054849921d153579bc6f5a01c139ba

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Jian Pei (Simon Fraser University) - Defining One Unified CS through Many Diversified Paths

    Wed, Nov 17, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Jian Pei, Simon Fraser University

    Talk Title: Defining One Unified CS through Many Diversified Paths

    Abstract: Computer science broadly construed becomes a new dimension disruptive in higher education and research. Computer science departments face grand opportunities and challenges. Most importantly, a responsible computer science department should obligatorily take the lead to establish a university-wise unified computer science identity, including strategies, workforces, culture, and impact, and leverage and extend the rich leadership, advantages, and resources of the university. We need to ensure that the unified CS identity best contributes to building an academic learning and research environment of inclusiveness, diversity, and equity. Defining one unified CS as a new dimension in educational programs and research initiatives has to embrace many diversified paths and inclusively collaborate with many units and resources on campus and beyond. In this talk, I will share my ideas about the strategies, organization, student experience, outreach, community building, recruitment and retention, and working plan to evolve from an established leading CS department today into a powerful engine of new CS era tomorrow.

    Biography: Jian Pei is a Professor in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. His research focuses on data science, big data, data mining, database systems, and information retrieval. His expertise is in developing effective and efficient data analysis techniques for novel data intensive applications, and transferring his research results to industry products and business practice. He is recognized as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Canada's national academy), the Canadian Academy of Engineering, ACM, and IEEE. Since 2000, he has published one textbook, two monographs and over 300 research papers in refereed journals and conferences, which have been cited extensively by others. He was the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions of Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) in 2013-16, the chair of ACM SIGKDD in 2017-2021. He received a few prestigious awards, including the 2017 ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award, the 2015 ACM SIGKDD Service Award, the 2014 IEEE ICDM Research Contributions Award, the British Columbia Innovation Council 2005 Young Innovator Award, an IBM Faculty Award, a KDD Best Application Paper Award, and an ICDE Influential Paper Award.

    Host: Ellis Horowitz

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 105

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Violence Against Women is a Men's Issue

    Wed, Nov 17, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Speaker Jackson Katz, Ph.D., will outline key conceptual frameworks and practical tools for engaging men and young men in the prevention of sexual assault and relationship
    abuse. He will also discuss the relationship between men's violence against women and men's violence against other men, and themselves, all with an intersectional analysis that links incidents of interpersonal abuse to larger institutional and societal forces, and the belief systems that underlie them.

    Katz is an internationally renowned educator, author, and filmmaker who is one of the leading figures in the growing global movement of men working to prevent gender-based violence. He is co-founder of the multiracial, mixed-gender Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, one of the longest-running and most widely influential gender violence prevention programs in North America and beyond. MVP was the first large-scale prevention initiative in sports culture and the U.S. military, and introduced "bystander" training to the sexual assault and domestic violence prevention fields. Katz is the author of numerous articles and two books, including the classic bestseller The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help. He created the award-winning Tough Guise educational documentary series, as well as The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture at Its Roots.

    More Information: CCRT_JacksonKatz_Campus_Event.pdf

    Location: Bovard Auditorium

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Vyeu9rsMQCK34SM9snnhbA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: YWCA of Greater Los Angeles

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Nov 17, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Receptions & Special Events


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

    Location: TBD

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Wed, Nov 17, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    CS Advisors will be available on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays this fall from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to assist undergraduates in our four majors (CSCI, CSBA, CSGA, and CECS) via Live Chat. Access the live chat through our website at https://cs.usc.edu/chat

    Location: Online - Live Chat

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Sciecne

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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, Nov 17, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Erika Abraham, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

    Talk Title: Analysing Hybrid Systems with HyPro

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

    Abstract: Hybrid systems are systems with mixed discrete-continuous behaviour, such as automotive systems or digitally controlled physical or chemical plants. For their analysis we are interested in solving the reachability problem, i.e. checking whether a hybrid system (model) can reach any "usafe" state during its execution. Though this problem is in general undecidable, there are different techniques that are either applicable to certain types of systems only or compute conservative approximations. In this talk we discuss available approaches with the focus on techniques implemented in our HyPro tool.

    Biography: Erika Abraham graduated at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel (Germany), and received her PhD from the University of Leiden (The Netherlands) for her work on the development and application of deductive proof systems for concurrent programs. Then she moved to the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Germany), where she started to work on the development and application of SAT and SMT solvers. Since 2008 she is professor at RWTH Aachen University (Germany), with main research focus on SMT solving for real and integer arithmetic, and formal methods for probabilistic and hybrid systems.


    Host: Pierluigi Nuzzo

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p5OEJlPxQlakO4hqovuGEQ

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p5OEJlPxQlakO4hqovuGEQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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  • CSCI/DSCI MS Course Planning 101

    Wed, Nov 17, 2021 @ 02:30 PM - 03:36 PM

    Computer Science

    Workshops & Infosessions


    With the d-clearance system opening on November 22nd for students in the M.S. Computer Science and Data Science Programs, you may have questions on how to select courses for your program or course sequencing. The Department of Computer Science will be hosting a special information session called "Course Planning 101."

    This session will answer important questions such as "Do I have a balanced course load?", "How do I know if a course is light or heavy?", and "How do I know which elective course is best to take?".

    We will also provide course sequencing tips for our students who are in the Applied Data Science program and interdisciplinary data science programs such as Communication and Healthcare Data Science.

    We will be taking live questions at the end of the session.

    Zoom link sent directly to CS/DS students on 11/11.

    Location: Zoom

    Audiences: Graduate

    Contact: USC Computer Science

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Nov 17, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Paul Kruger, Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SMU

    Talk Title: Additives in Extrusion-Based Additive Manufacturing

    Abstract: Material additives in additive manufacturing (AM) can serve a variety of functions from improving the manufacturing process to adjusting material properties in the final build. This talk will discuss several uses of additives in extrusion-based additive manufacturing. The first focuses on using carbon-black-based additives in AM for silicones. Silicones have a range of desirable properties (durability, large elongation, bio-compatibility, etc.) that make them appealing for AM, but because they are thermosets, additional complexity is required to use them in AM, including in-situ curing of the material. In this work, carbon-black additives are shown to improve the print quality of silicone parts with UV-curing due to reducing disturbance of material deposition from electro-static forces, even though the concentration is too low to promote material conductivity. Carbon black is also shown to be an effective radiation absorbing agent, allowing for material heating via an infrared laser in printing of thermally-cured silicones.

    The second considers metallic micro-spheres as additives to promote electrical conductivity at sufficient concentrations to create printable electrically conductive polymer composites (ECPCs). ECPCs are useful for providing electrical connections, resistors, or other electrical functionality in printed parts. But for high conductivity, high concentrations of particles are required, making extrusion of the composite material difficult. Investigation of the rheology of these materials will be presented, using non-Newtonian silicones as a surrogate for the molten polymers during printing. The results show that the composite materials behave like power-law materials with a strong dependence on the particle concentration and the ratio of the diameter of the extrusion tube/nozzle to the mean particle diameter. For particle diameter decreasing toward 1, the flow consistency index (effective viscosity) decreases and then sharply increases as particles begin to jam within the tube. A semi-empirical model reproducing these effects will be presented.

    Stay after the seminar for a brief overview of graduate programs in Mechanical Engineering at SMU. Learn about research opportunities and unique degree programs including MS in Manufacturing Management and the direct admission PhD program.

    Biography: Paul Krueger received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1997 from the University of California at Berkeley. He received his M.S. in Aeronautics in 1998 and his Ph.D. in Aeronautics in 2001, both from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). In 2002 he joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) where he is currently a Professor and department chair. He is a recipient of the Rolf D. Buhler Memorial Award in Aeronautics, the Richard Bruce Chapman Memorial Award for distinguished research in Hydrodynamics, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (2004), and the Ford Senior Research Fellowship from SMU (2012). His research interests include unsteady hydrodynamics and aerodynamics, vortex dynamics, bio-fluid mechanics, bio-morphic propulsion, fluid-boundary and fluid-particle interactions, and fluid processes in additive manufacturing.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09

    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 202

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • TESLA Supply Chain Internships Info Session

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    THIS IS AN EXTERNAL EVENT HOSTED BY TESLA

    REGISTER ON VITERBI GATEWAY

    Register below for our upcoming internship recruiting virtual events. RSVPs will be accepted until 48 hours before an event. Confirmations will be emailed within 24 hours of the events selected.* Our recruitment team will update with new events each month. Expect to be notified when new events are released for registration.

    Make a difference from day one at Tesla. Our interns take on high-impact projects,
    supported by one-on-one mentorship, hands-on learning and career development
    programming.

    Information Session:

    THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18 - SUPPLY CHAIN INTERNSHIPS


    Learn more about life at Tesla with our monthly recruiting events and by exploring
    opportunities and resources on our website.
    There are currently no December events scheduled at this time.

    Location: Virtual Platform

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Drop-In Q&A for Prospective Graduate Students

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This webinar is designed for those that have specific questions they want answered. Questions will be submitted using the Q&A function and will be answered verbally by a USC Viterbi representative.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a0cbNz_jQieaByFuoP32WQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 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 2021 semester.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec03b28621c81ffcd912530f965b13e48

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • NL Seminar-How AI-Driven Augmented Intelligence Transforms Cognitive Security and Nonproliferation

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Svitlana Volkova, Pacific Northwest National Lab

    Talk Title: How AI-Driven Augmented Intelligence Transforms Cognitive Security and Nonproliferation

    Series: NL Seminar

    Abstract: REMINDER: Meeting hosts only admit guests that they know to the Zoom meeting. Hence, you're highly encouraged to use your USC account to sign into Zoom. If you're an outside visitor, please inform nlg DASH seminar DASH host AT isi.edu beforehand so we'll be aware of your attendance and let you in.

    In this talk I will present several examples of how AI models drive augmented intelligence solutions to transform national security mission spaces focusing on cognitive security and nonproliferation. I will start with cognitive security and discuss deep learning and natural language processing models to detect, characterize, and defend against influence operations, misinformation and disinformation campaigns. Specifically, models capable of detecting information micro narratives, understanding audiences, characterizing the dynamics of the information environment, and discovering causes and effects to explain why some narratives spread and some do not. I will demo our WatchOwl analytics developed to assist decision makers with real time situational awareness, track policy compliance and characterize the information environment during COVID 19 infodemic.

    Next, I will present a suite of AI powered analytics for nonproliferation developed to detect, anticipate, and reason about proliferation expertise and capability evaluation globally by learning from massive scale unstructured dynamic real-world data. I will showcase our augmented intelligence tools for expertise search and describe how to go beyond descriptive analytics towards predictive and prescriptive intelligence. Predictive models leverage graph neural networks to anticipate future collaboration patterns, authorship behavior, and capability evolution from dynamic heterogenous graphs. Prescriptive analysis uses ensemble models for causal discovery and inference to enable counterfactual reasoning about expertise and capability development. Our AI-driven augmented intelligence aims not only to provide deeper understanding of how publicly available data could be used to detect, monitor, forecast, and potentially prevent proliferation but also discover real world examples of patterns and behavior to facilitate the investigation of potentially illicit proliferation activity.

    Biography: Dr. Svitlana Volkova is a Chief Scientist in Decision Intelligence and Analytics in the National Security Directorate of PNNL, where she is leading the labs internal Mega AI investment focusing on developing and deploying massive scale foundation AI models for science and security mission areas. Since joining PNNL in October 2015, Dr. Volkova was responsible for over 10 Million in direct sales and has served as Principal Investigator or Project Manager on more than ten internally and externally funded projects, including two DARPA and two NNSA projects focusing on advancing various aspect of Artificial Intelligence AI such as natural language processing, machine learning, deep learning, AI test and evaluation, and causal discovery and inference.

    Svitlana has authored more than 70 peer previewed conference and journal publications. She serves as senior PC member and area chair for top tier AI conferences and journals including AAAI, WWW, NeurPS, ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, ICWSM, Nature Scientific Reports, PNAS and Science Advances. In 2016, she received the prestigious National Security Directorate Author of the Year award for her outstanding number of top-tier publications in AI.

    In 2019, Dr. Volkova received the Ronald L. Brodzinski Early Career Exceptional Achievement Award for her leadership and scientific contribution to the fields of computational linguistics and computational social science. She received her PhD in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University where she was affiliated with the Center for Language and Speech Processing and the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence.

    Host: Jon May and Thamme Gowda

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

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

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual Only

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Pete Zamar

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  • CS Colloquium: Luis Garcia (USC ISI) - Use What You Know: Leveraging Semantics to Trust Learning-enabled Cyber-physical Systems

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Luis Garcia, USC

    Talk Title: Use What You Know: Leveraging Semantics to Trust Learning-enabled Cyber-physical Systems

    Abstract: The integration of autonomous cyber-physical systems (CPS) in society that interface with humans necessitates assurances for safety, security, and privacy. Traditional CPS research thrusts in this space have typically focused on closed-loop, deterministic models with relatively low-dimensional physics. With the artificial intelligence renaissance, deep learning models have enabled the utility of large amounts of data stemming from heterogeneous, distributed, and cyber-physical Internet-of-Things (IoT) networks. We are witnessing the emergence of performant cyber-physical systems whose interactions are poorly understood and rapidly evolving despite widespread adoption. My recent research explores how a semantic understanding of a deep learning model's environment can be leveraged to not only provide guarantees but also to enhance the reasoning power of a deep learning model. Neural-symbolic approaches that combine human logic with deep learning lie at the frontier of human-machine teaming in distributed and heterogenous IoT environments. My research aims to answer the following questions: 1) How can we design neural-symbolic frameworks that are semantically conscious of their subsuming cyber-physical systems? 2) In distributed and heterogeneous IoT environments enabled with such neural-symbolic frameworks, what are the correct programming abstractions that need to be exposed to developers? 3) How can we defend against collateral safety, security, and privacy threats that will subsequently be exposed by semantically aware, sensor-rich, adaptive, and distributed heterogeneous IoT environments? This talk will provide an overview of my research with an emphasis on the latter question of safety, security, and privacy threats in this space.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

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    https://usc.zoom.us/j/99126118128?pwd=YytHUzJzSWxObVdpOFphdG9KVDVvZz09

    Meeting ID: 991 2611 8128

    Biography: Luis Garcia joined USC ISI's Networking and Cybersecurity Division as a Research Computer Scientists in June 2020. He was previously a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Networked and Embedded Systems Laboratory (NESL) in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Electrical and Computer Engineering Department since 2018. His research interests include the safety and security of learning-enabled cyber-physical systems, malware analysis and reverse engineering, industrial control system security and verification, as well as broad interests in novel applications of machine learning. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering with a Cyber Security track working on the safety and security of cyber-physical industrial control systems at Rutgers University in 2018.

    Host: Greg Ver Steeg

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Cherie Carter

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  • Repeating EventCS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    CS Advisors will be available on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays this fall from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to assist undergraduates in our four majors (CSCI, CSBA, CSGA, and CECS) via Live Chat. Access the live chat through our website at https://cs.usc.edu/chat

    Location: Online - Live Chat

    Audiences: Undergrad

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    Contact: USC Computer Sciecne

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


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

    Register here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Viterbi Admission

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  • Drop-In Q&A for Prospective Graduate Students

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This webinar is designed for those that have specific questions they want answered. Questions will be submitted using the Q&A function and will be answered verbally by a USC Viterbi representative.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MYe4mGEpQGWUDZnivSKgNw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: William Schwerin

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  • Distress to De-Stress: Thrive in the Post-Pandemic Life

    Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Computer Science

    Student Activity


    Feeling stressed over these past few months with adjusting back to in-person classes and events? Come join KSEA at our Distress to De-Stress: Thrive in the Post-Pandemic Life event on Thursday, November 18th at 5pm in THH 202. During this event, we'll be having a therapeutic time with USC clinical psychologist, Alice Phang, by discussing ways to relieve stress and thrive in our daily lives. There will also be a chance to win a free Amazon gift card during the event :) Open to all USC students!

    RSVP Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbDVvnbVAjPX-iRzxYZFqYDPcvloxmXAhytYc3IipDULqtuQ/viewform

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at uscksea@usc.edu.

    Stay safe and we hope to see you there!

    Sincerely,
    KSEA Board

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

    Audiences: Undergraduate and Graduate

    Contact: USC KSEA

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  • Bio Resources at the Center for Advanced Research Computing, Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Fri, Nov 19, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    An overview of the CARC's new bio resources and tools, including demonstrations of common use cases. Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Grammar Tutorials

    Fri, Nov 19, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Meet one-on-one with Viterbi faculty, build your grammar skills, and take your writing to the next level!

    Viterbi faculty from the Engineering Writing Program will help you identify and correct recurring grammatical errors in your academic writing, cover letters, resumes, articles, presentations, and dissertations.
    Bring your work and let's work together to clarify your great ideas!

    Sign up with your USC email at http://bit.ly/grammaratUSC. If you have questions, please contact helenhch@usc.edu.

    Location: ZOOM

    Audiences: Graduate and Undergraduate Students

    Contact: Helen Choi

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  • Improv for Engineers Master Class

    Fri, Nov 19, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    University Calendar


    IMPROV FOR ENGINEERS
    MASTER CLASS

    WHEN: Friday, November 19, 10-11am
    WHERE: Grassy area of Alumni Park, directly across from Center for International and Public Affairs (CPA) building WHO: Open to all students currently enrolled in EWP courses


    Program: Improv for Engineers is a co-curricular partnership between the School of Dramatic Arts and the Viterbi School of Engineering. IFE infuses Theater Arts techniques into engineering practice to hone creativity, communication, and collaboration skills. Join in the fun with your classmates and instructors in this interactive and dynamic learning experience.

    https://viterbischool.usc.edu/news/2019/10/yes-and/

    Please contact Program Coordinator Elisabeth Arnold Weiss at arnolde@usc.edu if you would like to attend.


    More Information: Improv for Engineers Master Class flyer_11-19-21.docx

    Location: Grassy area of Alumni Park, directly across from Center for International and Public Affairs (CPA)

    Audiences: All students enrolled in Engineering Writing Program courses

    Contact: Elisabeth Weiss

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  • Advanced Manufacturing Seminar

    Fri, Nov 19, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Michael C. McAlpine, University of Minnesota

    Talk Title: 3D Printing Active Electronic & Optoelectronic Devices

    Abstract: The ability to three-dimensionally pattern semiconducting electronic and optoelectronic materials could provide a transformative approach to creating active electronic devices without the need for a cleanroom or conventional microfabrication facilities. This could enable the generation of active electronics on-the-fly, using only source inks and a portable 3D printer to realize electronics anywhere, anytime, including directly on the body. Indeed, interfacing active devices with biology in 3D could impact a variety of fields, including
    biomedical devices, regenerative biomedicines, bioelectronics, smart prosthetics, and human-machine interfaces. Developing the ability to 3D print various classes of materials possessing distinct properties will enable the freeform generation of active electronics in unique functional, interwoven architectures. Yet,
    achieving seamless integration of these diverse materials via 3D printing is a significant challenge which requires overcoming discrepancies in material properties in addition to ensuring that all of the materials are compatible with the 3D printing process. We will present a strategy for three-dimensionally integrating diverse classes of materials using a custom-built 3D printer to fully create fully 3D printed device components built around active electronics. As a proof of concept, we have 3D printed quantum dot-based light-emitting diodes (QD-LEDs), polymer-based photodiodes on curvilinear surfaces, and hybrid devices over large scales with high yield. These results represent a critical step toward the 3D printing of high performance, active electronic materials and devices.

    Biography: Michael C. McAlpine is the Kuhrmeyer Family Chair Professor of
    Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He received a B.S. (2000) in Chemistry with honors from Brown University, and a Ph.D. (2006) in Chemistry from Harvard University. His current research is focused on 3D printing functional materials & devices for biomedical applications, with recent breakthroughs in 3D printed deformable sensors and 3D printed bionic eyes (one of National Geographics 12 Innovations that will Revolutionize the Future of Medicine). He has received several awards for this work, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), and the National Institutes of Health Directors New Innovator Award.

    Host: Center for Advanced Manufacturing

    More Info: Please register for this webinar at: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NUYrOOwrSf63AxH9mp7Nvw

    Webcast: Please register for this webinar at: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NUYrOOwrSf63AxH9mp7Nvw

    WebCast Link: Please register for this webinar at: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NUYrOOwrSf63AxH9mp7Nvw

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

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  • CILQ Internal Faculty Seminar

    Fri, Nov 19, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Urbashi Mitra, Professor/USC

    Talk Title: Latent Privacy via a Secret Block Structure

    Abstract: Physical layer security approaches have often used the hardness of blind deconvolution to achieve privacy when transmitting signals over unknown wireless channels. Herein, we exploit the communication channel in a new way to provide a layer of privacy. In particular, we take advantage of the fact that it has been shown that exact recovery of block-sparse signals via linear measurements is achievable under conditions where classical compressed sensing would probably fail. We exploit this result to propose a novel private communication framework where secrecy is achieved by transmitting instances of an unidentifiable compressed sensing problem over a public channel. The legitimate receiver can attempt to overcome this ill-posedness by leveraging secret knowledge of a block structure that was used to encode the transmitter's message. We study the privacy guarantees of this communication protocol in a variety of cases with the goal of understanding how often we need to refresh the shared secret between transmitter and intended receiver. Additionally, we propose an algorithm for an eavesdropper to learn the block structure via the method of moments and highlight the privacy benefits of this framework through numerical experiments.

    Host: CILQ

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92417517950?pwd=WUkycy90cndVQko5R3RhQ1U3STBDdz09

    Location: via zoom

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92417517950?pwd=WUkycy90cndVQko5R3RhQ1U3STBDdz09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corine Wong

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  • HPC with Python, Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Fri, Nov 19, 2021 @ 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Intermediate-to-advanced topics for getting improved Python performance in an HPC cluster environment. Covers debugging, profiling, and parallel programming.Register Here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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  • Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar Series on Integrated Systems

    Fri, Nov 19, 2021 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Mayank Raj, Senior Design Manager, Xilinx Inc.

    Talk Title: Design of a High-Speed Hybrid Integrated Si-Photonic Optical Link

    Host: Mike Chen, Hossein Hashemi, Manuel Monge, Constantine Sideris

    More Information: MHI IS Seminar - Mayank Raj_Flyer.pdf

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jenny Lin

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  • Repeating EventDensity Functional Theory Methods Using Quantum Espresso [series] Posted By: Center for Advanced Research Computing

    Fri, Nov 19, 2021 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Information Technology Program (ITP)

    Workshops & Infosessions


    This weekly workshop series will benefit researchers who are interested in or are starting to learn about the application of theoretical methods and techniques for the study of the physics and chemistry of the solid state. These hands-on oriented workshops are targeted towards undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students who wish to use Density Functional Theory (DFT) methods in their research. The aim is to teach the basics of ab initio atomistic materials simulation using the Quantum Espresso suite of codes for electronic-structure calculations and materials modeling at the nanoscale. Fridays from 4-6 PM PST. Register here!


    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Contact: Center for Advanced Research Computing

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