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Mission

Graduates Rising in Information and Data Science (GRIDS) is the first graduate student organization within the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science. Our mission is to advance the academic and professional interests of Informatics, Data Science, and Computer Science students at USC through experiential learning, corporate partnerships, and engaging networking opportunities that build community.

Upcoming Events

Please note that all our event timings are as per PDT.

  • (April 13th, 2021 - 4pm) GRIDSxCKIDS DataFest final presentation event. Zoom link here.
  • (April 15th, 2021 - 4pm) GRIDS talk with Aishwarya Srinivasan (Data Scientist at IBM, LinkedIn Top Voice 2020). Zoom link here.
  • (April 23rd, 2021 - 4pm) GRIDS Talk with Dr. Saty Raghavachary.

Past Events

  • (January 28th, 2021 - 4-6pm) GRIDS x CKIDS DataFest Kickoff. Check out the DataFest project descriptions here!
  • (February 11th, 2021) First GRIDS Social Night of Spring 2021! Check out our GRIDS Presentation and learn about our new initiatives here.
  • (February 15th, 2021) Applications for GRIDS Mentorship and GRIDS Tutorials are out! Please check out the corresponding tabs on the website to learn more and apply.
  • (February 26th, 2021 - 4pm) GRIDS Info Session! Join us to learn more about how to join the GRIDS Expert Panel and be a part of GRIDS Mentorship and GRIDS Tutorials!
  • (March 2nd, 2021 - 5pm) GRIDS x CKIDS DataFest Midterm Presentation! Students will present their progress so far and outline their plans for the rest of the semester.
  • (March 4th, 2021 - 5pm) GRIDS Talk with Alex Davis and Tyler Thomas from Vulcan Value Partners. Learn about Machine Learning in Finance and how to apply it, from industry professionals!
  • (March 10th, 2021 - 7pm) GRIDS Talk with Dr. Chris Matmann.
  • (March 17th, 2021) GRIDS Panel Talk with Industry Professionals.
  • (March 25th, 2021 - 5pm) GRIDS Talk about Gender Disparity in Research during COVID-19, with Dr. Goran Muric. Zoom link here.
  • (April 8th, 2021 - 4pm) GRIDS Recruiting Talk with Booz Allen Hamilton. Zoom link here.
  • (April 9th, 2021 - 4pm) GRIDS DataFest Website and GitHub workshop.

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