CS@USC Students at the 2018 Grace Hopper Conference

Each year our department sends computer science students to the Grace Hopper Conference, the largest conference for women technologists in the world.

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Hacking for Defense

In an exciting, experiential new class, the U.S. Department of Defense supplies national security problems, while students develop ideas for solutions.

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Football Star Tackles Computer Science

Student-athlete balances sports and academics, training 20 hours per week while earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years.

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Dancing to a Different Beat

Passions for dance and computer science combine in Botswana for adventure-seeking student.

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Fighting Addiction Before It Begins

USC Viterbi’s Yan Liu uses machine learning to fight the opioid addiction crisis sweeping the nation.

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Cue the Robots

USC Robotics Open House leads the way for the next generation of STEM professionals.

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Events

Nov20Tue

PhD Defense - Hieu Nguyen

Tue, Nov 20, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: SAL 213
Title: Asynchronous Writes in Cache Augmented Data Stores Author: Hieu Nguyen Date: November 20, 2018 from 1-3pm. Location: Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) Room 213. Committee: Shahram Ghandeharizadeh (Chair) Clifford...

Nov27Tue

MASCLE Machine Learning Seminar: William Wang (UCSB) – Learning to Generate Language and Actions with Structured Agents

Tue, Nov 27, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: SAL 101
Speaker: William Wang, University of California, Santa Barbara Talk Title: Learning to Generate Language and Actions with Structured Agents Series: Machine Learning Seminar Series Abstract: A major challenge in Natural Language...

Nov27Tue

CS Colloquium: Chad Jenkins (University of Michigan) - Semantic Robot Programming... and Making the World a Better Place Too

Tue, Nov 27, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: RTH 105
Speaker: Chad Jenkins, University of Michigan Talk Title: Semantic Robot Programming...and Making the World a Better Place Too Series: CS Colloquium Abstract: The visions of interconnected heterogeneous autonomous robots in widespread...

Nov28Wed

Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

Wed, Nov 28, 2018
Location: RTH 526
Bi-Weekly regular faculty meeting for invited full-time Computer Science faculty only. Event details emailed directly to attendees.

Nov28Wed

CS Distinguished Lecture: Rodney Allen Brooks (MIT, iRobot, Rethink) - Steps Towards Super Intelligence

Wed, Nov 28, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:20 PM
Location: SAL 101
Speaker: Rodney Allen Brooks, MIT, iRobot, Rethink Talk Title: Steps Towards Super Intelligence Series: CS Distinguished Lectures Abstract: In his 1950 paper "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" Alan Turing estimated that sixty people...

Nov29Thu

CS Tech Talk: DiDi Tech Talk with Dr. Fengmin Gong and Dr. Kevin Knight

Thu, Nov 29, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: SAL 101
Speaker: Dr. Fengmin Gong and Dr. Kevin Knight, Didi Talk Title: Talk 1: AI for Transportation; Talk 2: The Moment When the Future Fell Asleep Series: Computer Science Colloquium Abstract: We are pleased to announce to two talks during...

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News

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USC Viterbi’s “Adopt-a-School” Program Announces Partnerships with Code.org and Sesame Workshop

USC Viterbi VAST programs gain attention for community engagement in computer sciences, landing new partnerships from leading STEM organizations

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Getting Connected with Big Tech

New program establishes partnership between the USC Computer Science Department and major technology companies

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Can AI Reduce Race Bias in Homelessness?

New Algorithm Can Improve Outcomes in Assigning Housing to Homeless Youth and Change Housing Policy

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USC students go into refugee camps in Greece to volunteer and research solutions to the global refugee crisis

New USC Viterbi course focused on engineering solutions for social good takes students from seven USC schools in a close encounter with problems inside refugee camps

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