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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Wenzuan Zhou

    Tue, Dec 13, 2022 @ 09:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    University Calendar


    PhD Candidate: Wenxuan Zhou

    Title: Relation Extraction: Models, Robustness, and Generalization

    Chair: Muhao Chen
    Committee members: Laurent Itti, Jonathan May, Tianshu Sun, Robin Jia


    Abstract: With large amounts of digital text generated every day, it is important to extract structured knowledge automatically from the text. Relation extraction (RE), as one essential step of the solution, aims at identifying relationships among entities in a given piece of text. In this thesis proposal, I will present my work during my Ph.D. on RE from three perspectives: (1) designing effective RE models based on pretrained language models; (2) Improving the robustness of RE models, especially against entity bias; and (3) building data-efficient RE models in low-resource scenarios, which is important for real-world applications. After these, I will introduce my ongoing work and future directions for RE.


    WebCast Link: : https://usc.zoom.us/j/6915039300

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • ECE Seminar: Improved Cardiac MRI leveraging Spiral bSSFP at 0.55T

    Tue, Dec 13, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Ye Tian, Postdoctoral Scholar, Ming Hsieh Dept of ECE, USC

    Talk Title: Improved Cardiac MRI leveraging Spiral bSSFP at 0.55T

    Abstract: Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a non-invasive, radiation-free medical imaging modality that can provide functional and structural assessments of the cardiovascular system. MRI has trended towards higher field strength and stronger gradient performance which has benefitted high-resolution static imaging of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. It has not had the same revolutionary impact on imaging of the cardiovascular system, which is constantly in motion, and where image quality is dominated by artifact. Recently, there has been an increasing interest in low-field (< 1.5T) MRI configurations, which are expected to benefit dynamic MRI applications. Low-field systems provide lower susceptibility, lower acoustic noise, lower specific absorption rate, and favorably scaled relaxivities (lower T1 and longer T2/T2*), which open new opportunities.

    In this talk, I will present several recent projects focused on improved cardiac MRI at 0.55T. I utilize a prototype whole-body 0.55T MRI (MAGNETOM Aera, Siemens Healthineers) at the Dynamic Imaging Science Center, and variations of spiral balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) pulse sequences to achieve imaging that is impossible or extremely difficult at traditional MRI field strengths. These applications include 1) contrast-optimal simultaneous multi-slice imaging of cardiac function, 2) fetal cardiac function and great vessel anatomy evaluation, and 3) dynamic T1-weighted imaging for myocardial perfusion assessment.

    Biography: Ye Tian is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Southern California and a 0.55T MRI physicist in the Dynamic Imaging Science Center (DISC), working with Professor Krishna Nayak. He completed his Ph.D. training at the University of Utah in September 2019. His research interests include real-time imaging, first-pass myocardial perfusion, simultaneous multi-slice imaging, and novel pulse sequences for cardiovascular assessment at 0.55T.

    Host: Dr. Richard Leahy, leahy@sipi.usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95106798688?pwd=YThYL1c2RTFJemNsV0cwS0pLZ0taUT09

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

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/95106798688?pwd=YThYL1c2RTFJemNsV0cwS0pLZ0taUT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mayumi Thrasher

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  • ServiceNow Open House (Virtual, External)

    Wed, Dec 14, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    At ServiceNow, our technology makes the world work for everyone, and our people make it possible. Our diverse team is changing the world with products that make a meaningful impact on people and communities. The more of \'you\' you bring to work, the better. When you join ServiceNow, the world works.
    Who is ServiceNow?
    ServiceNow creates digital experiences that help organizations work smarter, faster, and better. Our purpose is to make the world work better for everyone.

    ServiceNow Open Houses:
    We are excited to announce our new Open Houses this Fall! These Open Houses are
    available to anyone that would like to learn more about ServiceNow, our culture, and opportunities. Each open house will consist of an info session about ServiceNow and breakout rooms with recruiters and ServiceNow professionals. Join us and do not miss out on all the fun!

    ServiceNow Workshops:
    We are excited to announce that we are bringing back our career development
    workshop series. These are free, virtual, career development workshops aimed to help those looking to jumpstart their careers in the tech industry. We\'ll be covering valuable topics that you won\'t want to miss!

    ServiceNow Virtual Events

    - Open House September 7th | 10 to 11 am

    - Stand Out at Career Fairs and Conferences
    Workshop September 14th| 10 to 11 am

    - Open House September 22nd | 10 to 11 am

    - Open House October 5th | 10 to 11 am

    - Build Your Personal Brand and Give Your LinkedIn a Makeover Workshop October 12th |10 to 11 am

    - Open House October 20th | 10 to 11 am

    - Open House November 2nd |10 to 11 am

    - How to Ace your In-Person and Virtual Interview Workshop November 9th 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PDT

    - Open House November 17th |10 to 11 am

    - Open House November 30th | 10 to 11 am

    - Overcoming Imposter Syndrome Workshop December 14th | 10 to 11 am

    - Open House December 15th | 10:00 to 11:00 am

    Check out all of our events and RSVP HERE
    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Viterbi Career Connections Office. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participants responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu



    Location: online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

    Wed, Dec 14, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of 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 - Hybrid

    Audiences: Invited Faculty Only

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair

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  • PhD Defense -Sara Mohammadinejad

    Wed, Dec 14, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    University Calendar


    PhD Candidate: Sara Mohammadinejad

    Title: Learning logical abstractions from sequential data

    Committee: Jyotirmy Deshmukh, Chao Wang, Jesse Thomason, Mukund Raghothaman, Paul Bogdan

    Sequential data refers to data where order between successive data-points is important. Time-series data and spatio-temporal data are examples of sequential data. Cyber-physical system applications such as autonomous vehicles, wearable devices, and avionic systems generate a large volume of time-series data. The Internet-of-Things, complex sensor networks, multi-agent cyber-physical systems are all examples of spatially distributed systems that continuously evolve in time, and such systems generate huge amounts of spatio-temporal data. Designers often look for tools to extract high-level information from such data. Traditional machine learning (ML) techniques for sequential data offer several solutions to solve these problems; however, the artifacts trained by these algorithms often lack interpretability. A definition of interpretability by Biran and Cotton is: Models are interpretable if their decisions can be understood by humans.

    Formal parametric logic, such as Signal Temporal Logic (STL) and Spatio-temporal Reach and Escape Logic (STREL) are seeing increasing adoption in the formal methods and industrial communities as go-to specification languages for sequential data. Formal parametric logic are machine-checkable, and human-understandable abstractions for sequential data, and they can be used to tackle a variety of learning problems that include but are not limited to classification, clustering and active learning. The use of formal parametric logic in the context of machine learning tasks has seen considerable amount of interest in recent years. We make several significant contributions to this growing body of literature. This dissertation makes five key contributions towards learning formal parametric logic from sequential data. (1) We develop a new technique for learning STL-based classifiers from time-series data and provide a way to systematically explore the space of all STL formulas. (2) We conduct a user study to investigate whether STL formulas are indeed understandable to humans. (3) As an application of our STL-based learning framework, we investigate the problem of mining environment assumptions for cyber-physical system models. (4) We develop the first set of algorithms for logical unsupervised learning of spatio-temporal data and show that our method generates STREL formulas of bounded description complexity. (5) We design an explainable and interactive learning approach to learn from natural language and demonstrations using STL. Finally, we showcase the effectiveness of our approaches on case studies that include but are not limited to urban transportation, automotive, robotics and air quality monitoring.

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/94145108434?pwd=R3M0Smh0ZVp6UkR4S2hiamdhdjlMUT09

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon

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  • ServiceNow Open House (Virtual, External)

    Thu, Dec 15, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    At ServiceNow, our technology makes the world work for everyone, and our people make it possible. Our diverse team is changing the world with products that make a meaningful impact on people and communities. The more of \'you\' you bring to work, the better. When you join ServiceNow, the world works.
    Who is ServiceNow?
    ServiceNow creates digital experiences that help organizations work smarter, faster, and better. Our purpose is to make the world work better for everyone.

    ServiceNow Open Houses:
    We are excited to announce our new Open Houses this Fall! These Open Houses are
    available to anyone that would like to learn more about ServiceNow, our culture, and opportunities. Each open house will consist of an info session about ServiceNow and breakout rooms with recruiters and ServiceNow professionals. Join us and do not miss out on all the fun!

    ServiceNow Workshops:
    We are excited to announce that we are bringing back our career development
    workshop series. These are free, virtual, career development workshops aimed to help those looking to jumpstart their careers in the tech industry. We\'ll be covering valuable topics that you won\'t want to miss!

    ServiceNow Virtual Events

    - Open House September 7th | 10 to 11 am

    - Stand Out at Career Fairs and Conferences
    Workshop September 14th| 10 to 11 am

    - Open House September 22nd | 10 to 11 am

    - Open House October 5th | 10 to 11 am

    - Build Your Personal Brand and Give Your LinkedIn a Makeover Workshop October 12th |10 to 11 am

    - Open House October 20th | 10 to 11 am

    - Open House November 2nd |10 to 11 am

    - How to Ace your In-Person and Virtual Interview Workshop November 9th 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PDT

    - Open House November 17th |10 to 11 am

    - Open House November 30th | 10 to 11 am

    - Overcoming Imposter Syndrome Workshop December 14th | 10 to 11 am

    - Open House December 15th | 10:00 to 11:00 am

    Check out all of our events and RSVP HERE
    External employer-hosted events and activities are not affiliated with the USC Viterbi Career Connections Office. They are posted on Viterbi Career Connections because they may be of interest to members of the Viterbi community. Inclusion of any activity does not indicate USC sponsorship or endorsement of that activity or event. It is the participants responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report concerns to vcareers@usc.edu



    Location: online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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  • Repeating EventEiS HUB Winter Writing Retreat for Viterbi Ph.D. Students

    Thu, Dec 15, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join us at the Hub for concentrated writing time! Quiet writing space, lunch, and optional one-on-one writing consultations with Hub staff will be provided.

    RSVP required; space is extremely limited.

    Dates: Dec. 15 and Dec. 16
    Time: 11AM to 4PM
    Location: RTH 222

    RSVP by December 8 here: https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/writing-retreat

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 222

    Audiences: Ph.D. Students with RSVP

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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

    Thu, Dec 15, 2022 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    DEN@Viterbi, 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 Spring 2023 semester.

    Register Now!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef310a23e206176fa6adee3b6dd88b9cf

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Corporate & Professional Programs

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  • Repeating EventEiS HUB Winter Writing Retreat for Viterbi Ph.D. Students

    Fri, Dec 16, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join us at the Hub for concentrated writing time! Quiet writing space, lunch, and optional one-on-one writing consultations with Hub staff will be provided.

    RSVP required; space is extremely limited.

    Dates: Dec. 15 and Dec. 16
    Time: 11AM to 4PM
    Location: RTH 222

    RSVP by December 8 here: https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/writing-retreat

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 222

    Audiences: Ph.D. Students with RSVP

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    Contact: Helen Choi

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