Sep 30
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Towards Open World Event Knowledge Extraction with Weak Supervision

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Presented by Lifu Huang, Virginia Tech

Online only

Sep 23
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Data-driven SARS-CoV-2 understanding and hunting

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Presented by Anna Bernasconi, Politecnico di Milano

Online only

Sep 21
Good Engineering Seminar Series

Keeping Research Organized with Tango

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Presented by Dirk Groeneveld, AI2

Online only

Sep 16
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

How We Achieved Human Parity in CommonsenseQA — Fusing Knowledge into Language Models

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Presented by Chenguang Zhu, Microsoft Cognitive Services Research Group

Online only

Sep 12

Symposium on the Future of Computing Research

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ISI in Marina del Rey, CA; ISI in Arlington, VA; MIT in Cambridge, MA and online

Sep 9
Visual Intelligence and Multimedia Analytics Laboratory

The Dark Side of AI: Machine Learning and the Surveillance State

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Presented by Jennifer Lynch, Surveillance Litigation Director and a senior lawyer with the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Online only

Aug 31
Cybersecurity Seminar Series

Data-driven Security using PySpark

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Presented by Markus De Shon, Databricks

Conference Room 1135 - ISI MDR and online

Aug 26
Visual Intelligence and Multimedia Analytics Laboratory

The State of Space and Opportunities for AI – A First-Hand Perspective

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Presented by Dr. John D. Olivas, NASA Advisory Council

Conference Room 1135 and online

Aug 26
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

A Theoretical Framework for Deep Learning

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Presented by Tomaso Poggio, MIT

Online only

Aug 18
ISI Natural Language Seminar

1.) On Exploiting Context Usage in Document-Level Neural Machine Translation 2.) Improving Moderation of Online Discussions via Nonviolent Communication 3.) Heritage-aware language model adaptation for diasporic languages

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Presented by 1.)Jacqueline He 2.) Taiwei Shi and 3.) Jonne Saleva, 2022 NLG Interns; USC/ISI

Online only

Aug 12
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Graph Learning with Geometric and Topological Structures

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Presented by Tengfei Ma, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Online only

Aug 11
ISI Natural Language Seminar

Quantum Natural Language Processing

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Presented by Mitch Mithun, USC/ISI

Online only

Aug 5
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Building Robust and Explainable AI Agents for the Real World

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Presented by Filip Ilievski, USC Information Sciences Institute

Online only

Aug 4
ISI Natural Language Seminar

Improving Moderation of Online Discussions via Nonviolent Communication and Linguistic Heritage-Aware Language Model Adaptation for Diasporic Languages

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Presented by Taiwei Shi and Jonne Saleva

Online only

Jul 29
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Dissecting NLP models and Mending them with Logic

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Presented by Vivek Srikumar, University of Utah

Online only

Jul 28
ISI Natural Language Seminar

On Exploiting Context Usage in Document-Level Neural Machine Translation

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Presented by Jacqueline He (USC/ISI Summer Intern)

Online only

Jul 22
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Natural Language Generation with Planning

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Presented by Snigdha Chaturvedi, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Online only

Jun 30
ISI Natural Language Seminar

Anti-Queer Bias in Large Language Models

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Presented by Katy Felker (USC/ISI)

Online only

Jun 28
Cybersecurity Seminar Series

Network Systems Research

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Presented by Dr. Deniz Gurkan, University of Houston

Conference Room 1135 - ISI MDR and online

Jun 24
Alex Cloninger
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Data Representation Learning from a Single Pass of the Data

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Presented by Alex Cloninger, UCSD

Online only

Jun 23
ISI Natural Language Seminar

Weighted Finite-State Transducers: The Later Years

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Presented by Kyle Gorman, CUNY

Online only

Jun 17
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Implicit Coordination in Multi-Agent-Pathfinding

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Presented by Bernhard Nebel, University of Freiburg

Online only

Jun 13
ISI Natural Language Seminar

Sources of Variance in Pretraining and Fine Tuning LLMs

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Presented by Naomi Saphra, NYU

Online only

Jun 10
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Combining Representation Learning and Logical Rule Reasoning for Knowledge Graph Inference

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Presented by Yizhou Sun

Online only

May 20
Visual Intelligence and Multimedia Analytics Laboratory

Art at the Age of AI

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Presented by Ahmed Elgammal, Rutgers University

Online only

May 13
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Evolution of Multisite Neuroimaging Analyses: Advancements through the Enhancing Neuroimaging Genetics through Meta Analysis (ENIGMA) Consortium and the Laboratory of Brain eScience (LoBeS)

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Presented by Neda Jahanshad, University of Southern California

Online only

May 6
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Visual Intelligence And Multimedia Analytics Laboratory (VIMAL)

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Presented by Wael Abd-Almageed, Lida Dimitropoulou, Mohamed Hussein & Leonidas Spinoulas (USC/ISI)

Online only

May 5
ISI Natural Language Seminar

Dungeons and Discourse: Using Computational Storytelling to Look at Natural Language Use

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Presented by Lara Martin, University of Pennsylvania

Online only

Apr 29
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Does the Data Induce Capacity Control in Deep Learning?

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Presented by Pratik Chaudhari, University of Pennsylvania

Conference room #1016 in-person attendance will be permitted for USC/ISI faculty, staff, and students only) Open to the public virtually via the zoom registration link and online

Apr 28
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Geometric and Spectral Biases in Generative Adversarial Networks

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Presented by Mahyar Khayatkhoei, Rutgers University

Online only

Apr 22
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Understanding psychological traits using social media language

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Presented by Lyle Ungar, University of Pennsylvania

Online only

Apr 15
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Structuring Massive Text Corpora via Extremely Weak Supervision

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Presented by Jingbo Shang (UCSD)

Online only

Apr 15
Scientific Computing at Large

Expanding Federated Learning to Reduce the Communication Cost

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Presented by Muhammad Asad

Online only

Apr 8
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Text Generation with No (Good) Data: Reinforcement Learning, Causal Inference, and Unified Evaluation

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Presented by Zhiting Hu, University of California San Diego

Online only

Apr 1
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Precision to Predictive Radiation Medicine – Past, Present and Future

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Presented by Professor Lijun Ma and Professor Eric Chang

ISI - For USC/ISI folks. Open to the public via zoom only. and online

Mar 25
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Fixing the NLP Pipeline with Humans and Data

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Presented by Dongyeop Kang, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, UMN

Online only

Mar 24
Scientific Computing at Large

Chameleon: An Innovation Platform for Computer Science Research and Education

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Presented by Kate Keahey

MDR #1247 and online

Mar 18
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Learning from the Data and the Lessons Learned: Towards Individually-Tailored Healthcare

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Presented by Alex Bui (UCLA)

Online only

Mar 11
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Autonomous Learning Agents and Multiagent Systems for Social Good

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Presented by Peter Stone (Univ of Texas)

Online only

Mar 4
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Autonomous Learning Through Prototypical Distributions

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Presented by Mohammad Rostami, USC Information Sciences Institute

Online only

Feb 25
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Negatively-Biased Beliefs and the 21st Century Information Environment: Intersections of Evolved Psychological Mechanisms, Cultural Evolution, & Individual Differences

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Presented by Daniel M.T. Fessler, UCLA Department of Anthropology

Online only

Feb 18
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Human-centered Explainable AI

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Presented by Yongfeng Zhang, Rutgers University

Online only

Feb 11
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Advances in Vision-and-Language Research Beyond Performance

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Presented by Xin (Eric) Wang, UC Santa Cruz

Online only

Feb 9
Cybersecurity Seminar Series

How Operationally Impactful Malware Fundamentally Alters the Cyber Risk Paradigm: A Legal View

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Presented by John Woods, Baker McKenzie

Online only

Feb 4
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Fairness in Ranking under Uncertainty

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Presented by David Kempe, USC Department of Computer Science

Online only

Jan 28
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Understanding Japanese Humanities through the Lens of Machine Intelligence

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Presented by Yingtao Tian, Google Brain Tokyo

Online only

Jan 20
ISI Natural Language Seminar

Modeling Key Narrative Elements for Automatic Story Generation

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Presented by Faeze Brahman (UCSC)

Online only

Jan 14
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Why natural language is the right vehicle for complex reasoning

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Presented by Greg Durrett, UT Austin

Online only

Jan 13
ISI Natural Language Seminar

Translating faster than a keystroke and dumpster diving for training data

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Presented by Kenneth Heafield (University of Edinburgh)

Online only

Jan 7
Artificial Intelligence Seminar

Spectral Rank Monotonicity

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Presented by Sebastiano Vigna, University of Milan

Online only

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