Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

Student Chapter at USC

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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 want 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

Pentagon Drafts Artificial Intelligence to Fight Wildfires

The Pentagon said it is using its push into artificial intelligence to analyze reams of data gathered by drones to improve how wildfires are fought. A program to monitor and fight wildfires in California and other parts of the...

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FEB 20 2019 Casey Ross

Artificial intelligence can help clinicians, Amazon’s AI leader says.

In health care, he is known for his work on President Obama’s precision medicine initiative and as the first-ever chief informatics officer at the Food and Drug Administration. Now a senior leader of artificial intelligence at Amazon, Dr.

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Feb 20 2019 MIT Technology Review

Getting smart about the future of AI

The Industrial Revolution conjures up images of steam engines, textile mills, and iron workers. This was a defining period during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, as society shifted from primarily agrarian to factory-based work...

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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.

Leigh Yeh


Shreya Havaldar


Sairam Kamal Raj

Events Chair (Workshops)

Patrick Salas


Sean McNeely

Student Outreach Chair

Rodrigo Pecchio

Professional Outreach Chair

Zach Izzard


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