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

Oct19Fri

PhD Defense - Ruixin Qiang

Fri, Oct 19, 2018
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: SAL 322
Title: Do Humans Play Dice? Choice Making with Randomization Time: 10 am on Friday, October 19th, 2018 Location: SAL 322 Ph.D. Candidate: Ruixin Qiang Committee: Prof. David Kempe Prof. Shaddin Dughmi Prof. Odilon Camara Prof....

Oct23Tue

CS Colloquium: Ioannis Mitliagkas (University of Montréal) - Negative Momentum for Improved Game Dynamics

Tue, Oct 23, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: SAL 101
Speaker: Ioannis Mitliagkas, University of Montréal Talk Title: Negative Momentum for Improved Game Dynamics Series: Computer Science Colloquium Abstract: Games generalize the single-objective optimization paradigm by introducing...

Oct24Wed

Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

Wed, Oct 24, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Michelson 101
Bi-Weekly regular faculty meeting for invited full-time Computer Science faculty only. Event details emailed directly to attendees.

Oct24Wed

CAIS Seminar: Dr. Xiang Ren (USC) - Learning Text Structures with Weak Supervision

Wed, Oct 24, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: THH 301
Speaker: Dr. Xiang Ren, USC Talk Title: Learning Text Structures with Weak Supervision Series: USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS) Seminar Series Abstract: The real-world data, though massive, are hard for machines...

Oct25Thu

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

Thu, Oct 25, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: SAL 101
Speaker: Quanquan Gu, UCLA Talk Title: New Variance Reduction Algorithms for Nonconvex Finite-Sum Optimization Series: Machine Learning Seminar Series Abstract: Nonconvex finite-sum optimization problems are ubiquitous in machine...

Oct26Fri

CS Colloquium: Barna Saha (University of Massachusetts Amherst) - Efficient Fine-Grained Algorithms

Fri, Oct 26, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Location: SGM 101
Speaker: Barna Saha, University of Massachusetts Amherst Talk Title: Efficient Fine-Grained Algorithms Series: Computer Science Colloquium Abstract: One of the greatest successes of computational complexity theory is the classification...

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News

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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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Alexa To USC: “Congratulations! You Have Been Chosen.”

The prestigious Amazon Alexa Innovation Fellowship will allow the USC Viterbi School of Engineering to infuse voice technology into several of its innovation programs.

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