Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

USC Student Chapter

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Guest Speakers

We hold speaker events from USC faculty, researchers, and industry veterans on AI and related topics. Past speakers include Maja Mataric, Steve A. Chien, and Craig Knoblock.

Competitions and Workshops

We offer technical workshops to improve understanding of AI theory. We help people form teams and colloborate on challenging problems through competitions and hackathons,

Industry Networking

We hold information sessions with representatives from organizations like JPL, Northrop Grumman, and Walt Disney Imagineering. Talk to recruiters and gain valuable internship and job opportunities.

Social Events

Join like-minded students on exclusive tours to laboratories and company offices to get an in-depth look into working in AI. Or stop by on social nights to grab a slice of pizza and watch sci-fi movies. Join a tight-knit community full of people who support you.

Spring 2020 Events

Developing Computer Vision Models with Keras

March 24th, 7:30 - 9pm

Where: SAL 101

Continuing our dive into computer vision, we will be collaborating with CAIS++ to bring you a workshop on vision model training wth Keras. You will learn how to build and customize your own computer vision models. Stay tuned! More information will follow next week.

Intro to Computer Vision with OpenCV

March 9th @ 6:30 pm

Where: EEB 132

In this workshop, you will learn the ropes of OpenCV in Python, a powerful computer vision library originally developed by Intel that is now free and open-source. OpenCV has the benefit of having pre-trained machine learning models for both still images and video, allowing you to power your next project with powerful and optimized computer vision.


Industry Night

Wednesday, February 12 @ 6:30 pm

Representatives from Deep6 AI, Develandoo, and potentially more will be joining us for a discussion about AI in industry. Several companies will also have a resume drop. Join us to learn about how data science and AI are applied in industry and get your questions answered!

Perceptron Workshop

Tuesday, February 4th @ 7:30 pm

Perceptrons are the fundamental building blocks of neural network and deep learning algorithms that are taking over the world! Next Tuesday, join us as we explore this crucial ML algorithm, both in theory and in practice with code. New to artificial intelligence? No problem! This workshop is geared towards AI beginners as well as more experienced members who want to brush up on the fundamentals of how the perceptron algorithm works under the hood.

Past Events

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.

Leigh Yeh


Shreya Havaldar


Alex Yin


Patrick Salas

Professional Outreach

Sean McNeely

Student Outreach

Zach Izzard


David Barrett

Events Chair


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