Symposium on the Future of Computing Research
Computing research today is increasingly shaped by forces and trends that separate it from the simpler circumstances of the field’s founding era. Intellectual and technical maturing of the discipline, the ever-increasing centrality of computing to modern society, and changing expectations about career paths, collaborations, research impact, and work environments all contribute.
Our goal is to examine critical questions that will drive and define the field and profession of computing research in the future, and to contribute meaningfully to the ongoing conversations shaping this rapidly developing evolution.
USC AI Futures Symposium on AI with Common Sense - December 7-8, 2021
Humans use common sense knowledge to understand how the world works. AI systems still lack common sense knowledge, which is critical in many domains in order to form expectations, manage unexpected situations, and connect with the human experience. This symposium presents an overview of research at USC on acquiring and organizing commonsense knowledge, integrating it into AI systems, and measuring its impact on improving AI system behaviors and interactions with people.
Please visit the event website for list of speakers and other information. The web site has a preliminary agenda and a link to register. The event is free and open for everyone to attend.
ACM CCS 2021 CheckMATE Workshop
Testbed Facility Security Workshop at 2021 NSF Cybersecurity Summit
The Testbed Facility Security Workshop will be held virtually on Monday, October 18 from 10 AM-2 PM Pacific / 1-5 PM Eastern. The workshop – part of the 2021 NSF Cybersecurity Summit – will explore the unique cybersecurity challenges of testbed facilities, stemming from their mission to enable experimental use, including configuration of facility resources for novel networking and security experiments, which may span multiple facilities.
To attend the workshop, please register for the Summit. There is no registration fee. It is open to all. Attendees should ideally have an interest or experience with experimental cloud-based testbeds. You can access the workshop schedule here.
SciTech & Friends Research Symposium
In the past academic year, the SciTech Group has included a number of MS and undergraduate students and worked to provide a forum for them to publicize the work they have been doing. Partnering with colleagues Kerk Kee from Texas Tech University and Chuck Vardeman from the University of Notre Dame, the event was a forum for students where scholarly and creative work by students was be showcased to the community.
SciTech & Friends Research Symposium Website
Pegasus Users Group Meeting 2021
PUG 2021 aimed to give an opportunity to Pegasus users and collaborators to interact with Pegasus developers and share ideas and provide feedback. The users group meeting was a mix of user experience talks along with technical Pegasus talks, tutorials, and office hours.
Pegasus Users Group Meeting 2021 Website
USC AI Futures Symposium
Interacting with AI systems is now commonplace, whether conversing about a dinner reservation, directing them to drive a car, or requesting music. The USC AI Futures Symposium Series brings together renowned researchers and thought leaders in the field, exploring the impact of AI on the world through an interdisciplinary lens.
USC AI Futures Symposium Website
ISI Research Day 2020
January 2020 marked the inaugural ISI Research Day, an event for celebrating the cutting-edge research and innovation that takes place at ISI. Scientists from all research groups at ISI presented their research through interactive talks, poster sessions, and a panel featuring leading scientists from various fields.
ISI Research Day 2020 Website