Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

Student Chapter at USC

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Upcoming Event: Intro to Deep Learning with AAAI + GRIDS (7:30pm, Wednesday March 6th @SGM124)


Technical Workshops

We host lectures about exciting new research in AI. Past presenters include distinguished USC faculty and researchers at the Information Sciences Institute and the Institute for Creative Technologies. We also offer technical workshops for our members to gain exposure to AI algorithms, methods, and embedded systems mediums through small DIY projects.


We wants to foster community through competitions. With game competitions and hackathons, we plan on making people become connected by forming teams and fighting to be the best. Who knows, they might become best friends.

Corporate Networking

We arrange information sessions that allow companies of varying industries to recruit our members for employment opportunities in applied artificial intelligence. Recruiters in entertainment, defense, and commercial sectors have presented information sessions to our chapter, including JPL, Northrop Grumman, and Walt Disney Imagineering.

Social Events

Outside of courses and professional and technical events, we see a value in allowing our members to engage amongst themselves, as we hope that they may build lasting relationships as classmates, colleagues, and friends. Previous events include movie nights and an outing to a hobbyist robotics manufacturer.

Recent Blog

Latest news and articles on applied Artificial Intelligence

JUN 6 2018 Twitter

The IJCAI Distinguished Service Award 2018

Accepting the Don Walker award for his distinguished service at #IJCAI2018, @caknoblock admits that it has been all downhill since Steve Chien, Subbarao Kambhampati, and Craig A. Knoblock organized AIPS 2000. Congratulations!

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FEB 21 2018 Farhad Manjoo

Why We May Soon Be Living in Alexa’s World

My wife and I were just settling into bed one night when Alexa, the other woman in my life, decided to make herself heard. Without being summoned, the Amazon Echo Dot at my bedside — one of the half-dozen devices that Alexa inhabits...

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Maja Matarić on Robots That Care

Maja Matarić, Founding Director of U.S.C. Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center, explained at The New York Times’s 2018 New Work Summit how A.I.-driven robots — unlike inanimate screens — can help us lead happier, healthier and more productive lives...




Our Team

We are a group of students at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles who are passionate, eager, and excited about artificial intelligence — and about strengthening its ties to the community at USC and in the surrounding area.

Prateek Bhatia


Leigh Yeh

Vice President

Shreya Havaldar

Events Chair

Alan Chang


Shaily Parikh

Project Manager

Sairam Kamal Raj

Operations Officer

Patrick Salas

Professional Outreach Chair

Sean McNeely

Student Outreach Chair

Rodrigo Pecchio

Webmaster/Social Media Chair

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