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Events for the 2nd week of December

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

    Mon, Dec 09, 2019

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    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!

    Register Here

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Repeating EventCode Dojo

    Mon, Dec 09, 2019 @ 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering K-12 STEM Center

    Workshops & Infosessions


    K-12 classes will be connected with a USC Viterbi student who is majoring in Computer Science. In a virtual outreach session, USC Viterbi students will share their love of coding, talk about majoring in CS, and encourage the K-12 students to get the most out of Hour of Code.

    For more information, see our page:

    https://viterbik12.usc.edu/code-dojo/

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Katie Mills/Viterbi K-12 STEM Center

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  • Repeating EventCode Dojo

    Tue, Dec 10, 2019 @ 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering K-12 STEM Center

    Workshops & Infosessions


    K-12 classes will be connected with a USC Viterbi student who is majoring in Computer Science. In a virtual outreach session, USC Viterbi students will share their love of coding, talk about majoring in CS, and encourage the K-12 students to get the most out of Hour of Code.

    For more information, see our page:

    https://viterbik12.usc.edu/code-dojo/

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Katie Mills/Viterbi K-12 STEM Center

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  • Abbott Finals Help Tabling in the E-Quad

    Tue, Dec 10, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Tabling Event in the E-Quad for Undergraduates in BME, CHE, CSCI, EE, ISE and ME finals help sponsored by Abbott. Stop by our table anytime between 12 pm and 4 pm! RSVP s we know you are stopping by.

    Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

    At this time, Abbott cannot offer Visa sponsorship or hire students using CPT/OPT.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - E-Quad

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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

    Wed, Dec 11, 2019

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    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!

    Register Here

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Dec 11, 2019 @ 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: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 526

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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  • NL Seminar-Tightly Connecting Vision and Language

    Thu, Dec 12, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Soravit Beer Changpinyo , Google AI

    Talk Title: Tightly Connecting Vision and Language

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: Remarkable progress has been made at the intersection of vision and language. While showing great promise, current vision and language models do not function well in the wild. In this talk, I will present our recent efforts aiming to bridge this gap for the tasks of image captioning and visual question answering. I will first describe several practical limitations of current benchmarks as a yardstick for grounded language understanding and visual reasoning. Then, I will describe our simple approach to transfer learning, where we leverage large-scale ultrafine grained data as a means to address the long tail of language. Finally, given these results, I will outline future directions and survey a variety of on-going work along the line of making vision and language research useful.


    Biography: Soravit Changpinyo is a Software Engineer at Google AI. His research interests are in machine learning with applications to computer vision and natural language processing. Prior to joining Google, he was a PhD candidate and an Annenberg Fellow at the University of Southern California, advised by Fei Sha.

    Host: Emily Sheng

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

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

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Conf Room 689

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Peter Zamar

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  • Sonny Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Dec 12, 2019 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Katherine (Trina) McMahon, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

    Talk Title: Ecogenomics of freshwater microbial communities

    Abstract: Freshwater bacterial communities underpin all biogeochemical cycles in lakes and are outstanding model systems with which to study ecological and evolutionary processes in microbes. We are partnered with the North Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research site and have access to a rich time series of microbial community data extending nearly two decades. In this talk I will compare patterns of microbial community assembly and dynamics in two sharply contrasting lakes using 16S rRNA gene tag sequencing, explore population structure using single cell genomics and metagenomics, and propose a new genomics-based framework for thinking about traits within complex microbial communities.


    Biography: My students and I study the microbial ecology of both natural and engineered systems. We use molecular tools to investigate microbial community structure and function in lakes and activated sludge. More recently, we have been using high-frequency environmental sensor networks to measure important variables that we know influence bacterial communities. Sensor data provided through the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (http://www.gleon.org) guides our adaptive sampling efforts and provides rich contextual data for our studies of lake bacterial community ecology. We are particularly interested in phosphorus as a nutrient driving eutrophication, and the role that bacteria play in phosphorus cycling. We are also engaged in metagenomic and post-genomic approaches to dissecting the metabolism of bacteria specialized in the sequestration of phosphorus in activated sludge. This information will ultimately lead to the construction of more predictive mechanistic and ecosystem-scale models to describe such processes as wastewater treatment and freshwater nutrient cycling

    Host: Dr. Adam Smith

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

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Evangeline Reyes

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

    Fri, Dec 13, 2019

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    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!

    Register Here

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) -

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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  • PhD Defense - Hang Ma

    Fri, Dec 13, 2019 @ 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Computer Science

    University Calendar



    Time: Friday, December 13, 2019, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Location: SAL 322

    Candidate: Hang Ma

    Committee: Sven Koenig (Chair), T. K. Satish Kumar, Satyandra K. Gupta (Outside Member), Peter Stone (External Member)

    Title: Task and Path Planning for Teams of Agents

    Abstract: In many real-world applications of multi-agent systems, teams of agents must assign tasks among themselves and plan collision-free paths to the task locations. The resulting coordination problems are fundamental for these multi-agent systems but, at the same time, computationally challenging, as there are often many agents and their operating time is long. We formalize two types of multi-agent coordination problems: (a) One-shot coordination problems that assign given tasks to and plan paths for a given set of agents on a given graph that models the environment. (b) Long-term coordination problems that repeatedly assign new tasks and plan paths for the agents after they finish their current tasks. We study the theoretical properties of these problems, develop algorithms for solving them, and demonstrate our algorithms using simulated and real-world agents.

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 322

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Lizsl De Leon

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