The sessions will run from 8:45am PDT to 12:15 PDT on May 3-5, 2021. Links to attend the sessions will be emailed privately after registration.

All times below are in PDT (Los Angeles time).

Monday May 3, 2021

Start End Session  
8:45 9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks  
    Yannis Yortsos
Zohrab A. Kaprielian Dean’s Chair in Engineering and Chester Dolley Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
    Craig Knoblock
Keston Executive Director, Information Sciences Institute, Viterbi School of Engineering; Vice Dean of Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering; Research Professor of Computer Science, Viterbi School of Engineering; Research Professor of Spatial Sciences, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
9:00 9:45 Invited Talk I: Jeannette Wing, Columbia University
Professor of Computer Science, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science; Avanessians Director, Data Science Institute
9:45 10:00 Break  
10:00 11:00 Session I: Data Everywhere  
    Session Chair: Wael AbdAlmageed
Research Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering; Research Team Leader, Information Sciences Institute, Viterbi School of Engineering
    Text Analysis in Finance
Gerard Hoberg
Professor of Finance, Marshall School of Business
    Image Analysis in Neuroscience
Paul Thompson
Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences, Radiology, Psychiatry, and Engineering, Keck School of Medicine
Associate Director, USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, Keck School of Medicine
    New Eyes on Our Cities
Seon Kim
Research Scientist, Integrated Media Systems Center, Viterbi School of Engineering
    Spatial Data for Transportation
Yao-Yi Chiang
Associate Professor (Research), Spatial Sciences Institute, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
    Discrimination in Ad Delivery
Aleksandra Korolova
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Viterbi School of Engineering
11:00 11:15 Break  
11:15 12:00 Panel I: Sustainability  
    Panel Chair: Chris Mattmann
Division Manager, Artificial Intelligence, Analytics and Innovation Development Organization, Information Technology and Solutions Directorate, NASA JPL; Director, Apache Software Foundation; Director, Information Retrieval & Data Science group, Viterbi School of Engineering; Adjunct Research Associate Professor of Computer Science, Viterbi School of Engineering
    Deborah Khider
Research Scientist, Information Sciences Institute, Viterbi School of Engineering
    Mahta Moghaddam
Ming Hsieh Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering-Electrophysics, Viterbi School of Engineering; Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering
    John Wilson
Director, Spatial Sciences Institute, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences; Director, Wilson Map Lab; Professor of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Preventive Medicine, Sociology, and Spatial Sciences, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
12:00 12:15 Teaching I: Interdisciplinary Data Science  
    Gary Painter
Chair, Department of Public Policy, Sol Price School of Public Policy; Director, Sol Price Center for Social Innovation, Sol Price School of Public Policy; Director, Homelessness Policy Research Institute, Sol Price School of Public Policy; Professor, Sol Price School of Public Policy
    Yolanda Gil
Senior Director, Information Sciences Institute, Viterbi School of Engineering; Director, Data Science Programs, Computer Science Department, Viterbi School of Engineering; Research Professor of Computer Science, Viterbi School of Engineering; Research Professor of Spatial Sciences, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Tuesday May 4, 2021

Start End Session  
8:45 9:00 Teaching II: Data Science and Artificial Intelligence  
    Cyrus Shahabi
Chair, Computer Science Department, Viterbi School of Engineering; Director, Integrated Media Systems Center, Viterbi School of Engineering; Director, Information Laboratory, Viterbi School of Engineering; Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering; Research Professor of Spatial Sciences, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
    Emilio Ferrara, Associate Professor of Communication, Annenberg School of Communication; Associate Professor of Computer Science, Viterbi School of Engineering; Associate Director of Applied Data Science, Viterbi School of Engineering; Research Team Leader, Information Sciences Institute, Viterbi School of Engineering
9:00 10:00 Session II: Modeling Behaviors  
    Session Chair: Emilio Ferrara, Associate Professor of Communication, Annenberg School of Communication; Associate Professor of Computer Science, Viterbi School of Engineering; Associate Director of Applied Data Science, Viterbi School of Engineering; Research Team Leader, Information Sciences Institute, Viterbi School of Engineering
    Morality Maps
Morteza Dehghani
Associate Professor of Psychology, Computer Science and Brain and Creativity Institute, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
    Successful Teaming
Marlon Twyman
Assistant Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
    Emerging Cultural Identities
Fred Morstatter
Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Information Sciences Institute, Viterbi School of Engineering
    Social Networks and Bias
Kristina Lerman
Project Lead, Information Sciences Institute, Viterbi School of Engineering; Research Associate Professor of Computer Science, Viterbi School of Engineering
    From Wearables to Behaviors
Shri Narayanan
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, Viterbi School of Engineering; Professor of Linguistics, Psychology and Neuroscience, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences; Professor of Pediatrics, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Keck School of Medicine; Research Director, Information Sciences Institute, Viterbi School of Engineering
10:00 10:15 Break  
10:15 11:00 Poster Session  
11:00 11:15 Break  
10:15 12:15 Session III: Language Diversity  
    Session Chair: Elizabeth Boschee, Research Team Leader and Director of the Boston Office, Information Sciences Institute, Viterbi School of Engineering
    Translation for All
Jon May
Research Lead, Information Sciences Institute, Viterbi School of Engineering; Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Viterbi School of Engineering
    Multimedia Extraction
Marjorie Freedman
Research Lead, Information Sciences Institute, Viterbi School of Engineering
    Common Knowledge
Filip Ilievski
Computer Scientist, Information Sciences Institute, Viterbi School of Engineering
    Reasoning About Events
Xiang Ren
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Viterbi School of Engineering; Research Lead, Information Sciences Institute, Viterbi School of Engineering
    No Questions Unanswered
Ralph Weischedel
Research Team Leader, Information Sciences Institute, Viterbi School of Engineering

Wednesday May 5, 2021

Start End Session  
9:00 10:00 Session IV: Making Decisions  
    Session Chair: Jose Luis Ambite, Research Associate Professor of Computer Science, Viterbi School of Engineering; Research Team Leader, Information Sciences Institute, Viterbi School of Engineering
    Learning to Decide
Bistra Dilkina
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Viterbi School of Engineering; Co-Director, Center for AI in Society, Viterbi School of Engineering and Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
    Constraint Optimization
Satish Thittamaranahalli
Research Lead, Information Sciences Institute, Viterbi School of Engineering; Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Physics and Astronomy, Viterbi School of Engineering
    Physics-Guided Machine Learning
Yan Liu
Professor of Computer Science, Viterbi School of Engineering; Director, Machine Learning Center, Viterbi School of Engineering
    Optimizing Logistics
Sven Koenig
Professor of Computer Science, Viterbi School of Engineering
    Fair Influencers
Phebe Vayanos
Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Computer Science, Viterbi School of Engineering; Associate Director, Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society, Viterbi School of Engineering
10:00 10:15 Break  
10:15 11:00 Invited Talk II: Regina Barzilay, MIT
Professor of AI and Health, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT; Member, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT; AI Faculty Lead, Jameel Clinic, MIT Center for Machine Learning in Health
11:00 11:15 Break  
11:15 12:00 Panel II: Health  
    Panel Chair: Greg Ver Steeg
Research Associate Professor, Information Sciences Institute, Viterbi School of Engineering
    Neda Jahanshad
Associate Professor of Neurology, Keck School of Medicine
    Peter Kuhn
Dean’s Professor of Biological Sciences, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences; Professor of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering and Urology, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
    Daniella Meeker
Director of Clinical Research Informatics, Keck School of Medicine; Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine
12:00 12:15 Closing Remarks  
    Maja Matarić
USC Interim Vice President of Research; Chan Soon-Shiong Chair and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics