Posted: January 22, 2018, 12:23am When I was in undergrad, a short clip of James Joyce Award winner Reza Aslan debating a Fox News anchor exploded through the Internet. Although the video was brief and not within my area of study, I immediately remembered it when I received an email about a session with the acclaimed religions scholar and writer … Read More

Posted: January 21, 2018, 11:40pm Last week, the USC Science Policy Group held an incredible seminar focusing on the effects of science on international and domestic relations, and the importance of undergraduate and graduate students within the larger, national diplomatic efforts. People from various backgrounds – biomedical engineering, psychology, mathematics, computational biology, and more, gathered to hear from Dr. Nicholas … Read More

Posted: January 11, 2018, 5:09pm For the first weekend of the year, I flew to Austin to visit one of my best friends from undergrad! I had seen her before about a year and a half ago, but it was about time to see her and Texas again. She had moved recently to The Triangle north of UT, so we … Read More

Posted: January 10, 2018, 8:33pm For the second year in a row, my family was in California for Christmas! I was in lab doing some independent experiments on some new thermoplastics, but I got to go to Palm Springs with my parents and brother for a couple of nights for my birthday and the holidays. Since it was just the … Read More

Posted: January 10, 2018, 4:32pm Before winter break, Niki and Max Nikias, the President of USC, invited many undergraduate and graduate student leaders to their beautiful home in San Marino to celebrate the semester and mingle with each other. Although many of my friends had visited before for Thanksgiving, this was my first time touring the President’s house. Under a … Read More

It’s time to say goodbye to the most memorable two years I had at USC. It all started with tears of joy when I received my acceptance letter; my happiness knew no bounds. With all the excitement and nervousness of living thousands of miles away from home, I reached LA for the very first time on Dec. 25th, 2015. The first … Read More

Author: Mathias Longo The What, Why and How of recommendation systems Machine Learning is the new dive of technology, it is trending topic in almost every IT website, and more and more professionals are willing to start working as Machine Learning Engineers or Data Scientist. Machine Learning, though, is a huge area with lots of sub-disciplines. The most coarse division … Read More

Boston Take 5! It was the perfect end to my Summer’17 – a trip to Washington, D.C. and Newport, Rhode Island! I had an amazing time in DC. I visited the National Museum of Natural History, United States Capitol, the White House and the Washington Monument. I was very happy that I got to do all touristy stuff on this … Read More

Boston Take 4! One of the best parts of being on the East coast for summer is being able to go camping! That’s exactly what I did with three of my friends who were interning with me at Philips. I really wanted to visit Maine as I have heard the most beautiful things about it. But since Maine did not … Read More

Posted: November 29, 2017, 10:23pm This year, the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation Los Angeles Founder Chapter hosted the 2017-2018 Scholar Recognition Luncheon at the beautiful Bel-Air Country Club. Having been an ARCS Scholar the year prior, I had the chance to see some of the other students and donors I had met before and reconnect with them. … Read More