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The Engineer: USC Viterbi Researchers Improve Lithium Batteries
April 09, 2014
Chongwu Zhou and team create better anode and cathode for Li-ion batteries
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The Future of the Internet
April 07, 2014
Joseph Touch comments on what the Internet might look like in 2025
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Cheaper, Better Lithium-ion Batteries
April 03, 2014
USC Viterbi professor Chongwu Zhou and research team develop cheap, better-performing silicon anode and sulfur-based cathode for Li-batteries
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From India to USC
March 31, 2014
Summer program exposes top students from India to life as a Ph.D. student at USC Viterbi
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Solomon Golomb named a 2014 SIAM Fellow
March 31, 2014
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics names Solomon Golomb a 2014 Fellow
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The Washington Post: Lockheed Martin Pursues Quantum Computing
March 17, 2014
Daniel Lidar comments on the current speed of quantum computing
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MIT Tech Review: Wireless Technology to Improve Internet Speed
March 12, 2014
Bhaskar Krishnamachari comments on wireless network technology
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Imperial Valley News: D-Wave Chip Passes Testing
March 10, 2014
Daniel Lidar and team find that D-Wave processor is consistent with quantum model
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NY Times: Statistics Reveal Gender Inequality in Movies
March 10, 2014
Shrikanth Narayanan measures the gender gap in media
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Science Magazine: Students Switching to STEM
February 25, 2014
Studies show students like Leah Gum switching to STEM majors
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Asia-IP: Universities, Startups and IP Transfers
February 07, 2014
Cyrus Shahabi discusses IP transfers at forum in Hong Kong
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Novus Light: Studying Nanostructures
February 07, 2014
PhD student Shermin Arab studies nanostructures at USC Viterbi Cronin Lab
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ABC 10 News: NSA Program Under Review
January 29, 2014
Glen Winn comments on NSA efforts to prevent terrorism through surveillance
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Discovery News: 3 Things To Do After You Die
January 23, 2014
Daniel Lidar's research about diamonds and computer efficiency cited
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Washington Post: NSA to Use Quantum Computers for Encryption
January 22, 2014
Daniel Lidar comments on quantum computing in to encrypt information
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Wired: A Car That Finds Its Own Parking Space
January 22, 2014
Petros Ioannou talks about transforming cars into helpful friends
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USC Viterbi Faculty Named IEEE Fellows
January 21, 2014
Ramesh Govindan, John Heidemann, Stefan Schaal and Cyrus Shahabi among 2014 Newly Elevated Fellows
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Cooking Cancer
January 14, 2014
Using Microwaves to Diagnose and Treat Cancer
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Fanning the Flame
January 10, 2014
Armed with curiosity and flexibility, alumnus Vishal Sankhla seeks startup stardom
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IEET: Building a Human Brain?
December 18, 2013
USC Viterbi research on artificial synapses brings non-biological brains closer
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Meet USC Viterbi's Newest Faculty
December 04, 2013
Hear from our new faculty about their game-changing research goals and why they chose to join the USC Viterbi family!
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KPCC: FASTPITCH Competition at LA Auto Show
November 26, 2013
Cyrus Shahabi pitches ClearPath, a traffic navigation solution
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Science Magazine: Science Careers Booming in China
November 25, 2013
Alumnus Ming Li drawn back to China for career and family
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PopSci: USC Viterbi Startup Audyssey Named
November 18, 2013
Chris Kyriakakis' audio app brings studio-quality music to headphones
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A New Solution for Solar
November 14, 2013
Stephen Cronin and his team of researchers are pioneering a new technology known as plasmonic catalysis, which will allow us to store solar energy for use when the sun is not shining.
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Is Brad Pitt's Phone at Risk?
November 08, 2013
How a USC Viterbi alumnus keeps our mobile devices safe
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Inside Science Explores the Quest to Prove Quantum Computing
October 22, 2013
Daniel Lidar explains quantum annealing and more
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Department Advisory Boards meet to help advise and champion USC Viterbi
October 21, 2013
Objectives are to support the specific academic Departments and their mission
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Optical Society Elects USC Viterbi’s Alan Willner as 2014 Vice President
October 17, 2013
Willner to serve as president during OSA's 100th Anniversary in 2016
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October 10, 2013
Electrical engineer Bhaskar Krishnamachari’s research could make it possible for vehicles to “talk” to each other to improve safety.
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A Four-Peat Win for USC Viterbi SAIL
October 03, 2013
The USC Signal Analysis Interpretation Lab (SAIL) wins in the 2013 Interspeech Challenge for a record fourth time
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Research making noisy audio cleaner wins best paper award
October 03, 2013
Viterbi PhD students’ effort wins best paper award at the top conference, Interspeech 2013
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The New Seeing-Eye Dog
October 01, 2013
Although millions of Americans cannot see, USC Viterbi Professor Gerard Medioni’s new “seeing-eye” technology can help them get around safely, making their lives easier.
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USC Wins NSF Grant to Develop a High-Speed Data Expressway
September 20, 2013
USC Viterbi EE professor John Silvester and team to develop new data network
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Fast Lecture Series: Quantum Computing
September 13, 2013
A stop-motion animated explanation of quantum computing
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Vietnam Television Corp. Interviews Cyrus Shahabi About Education in Vietnam
September 12, 2013
Cyrus Shahabi talks about his participation with Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF)
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LA TImes Quotes Petros Ioannou on the Feasibility of Cargo-Carrying Airships
September 11, 2013
Petros Ioannou comments on the possibility of using zeppelins to transport cargo
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GigaOM Covers New Method of Growing Carbon Nanotubes in Uniform Batches
September 01, 2013
USC Viterbi Electrical Engineering team control the atomic structure of nanotubes
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Quanta Magazine Explores the Challenge of Evaluating a Quantum System
August 30, 2013
Ben Reichardt and team make progress in measuring quantum systems
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USC Viterbi Researchers receive NSF EFRI Grant
August 13, 2013
The NSF’s Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) award will fund work on a system for the early detection of shunt malfunctions in people with excessive brain fluid with a $2-Million grant
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Alan Willner on Inside Higher Ed's Academic Minute
July 26, 2013
Alan Willner and team find that novel optical fibers could enhance data capacity
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Building A Global, Solutions-Focused IEEE
July 18, 2013
USC alumnus José Roberto Boisson de Marca aims to advance technology and solve global problems as IEEE president
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Harnessing the Force of Light
July 15, 2013
New research by USC professor Michelle Povinelli shows how light can be used to move microscopic particles and create reconfigurable structures in real-time
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Ming Hsieh Institute Hosts Alumni Reception
July 02, 2013
Electrical Engineering Alumni Stay Connected in San Jose
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BBC News Reports on the Power of 'Twisted Light' to Boost Data Rates
July 02, 2013
Alan Willner and team find that novel optical fibers could enhance data capacity
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Learning Together
June 27, 2013
Exploring the benefits of a shared learning experience
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Call, Text, Exercise
June 13, 2013
How cell phones can help us monitor our health
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iWatch Can Help Fight Terror
June 12, 2013
USC Viterbi Professor Cyrus Shahabi is developing an intelligent surveillance system that can help law enforcement detect and eradicate threats of mass destruction.
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2013 Undergraduate Viterbi Awards
May 16, 2013
Students recognized for outstanding academic achievement, leadership and service
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Ben Reichardt Wins NSF Career Award
May 15, 2013
USC Viterbi Computer Scientist Undertakes Pioneering Quantum Computing Research
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Science360 Radio Features Discovery Files Podcast on P3 (Photo Sharing)
May 10, 2013
The Discovery Files explains how USC Viterbi-developed “Privacy-Preserving Photo Sharing" works
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Andrew Viterbi Inducted Into National Inventors Hall of Fame
May 07, 2013
USC Viterbi School of Engineering namesake is recognized for his innovations in communications technology.
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Science360 Radio Features Nature Podcast on Quantum Systems
May 06, 2013
Ben Reichardt discusses his co-authored Nature journal article on classical command of quantum systems
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Big Possibilities in Big Data
May 06, 2013
An award from DARPA puts the Viterbi School at the forefront of a new science frontier
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Q&A With Professor Petros Ioannou
May 05, 2013
Financial Engineering Program teaches graduate students the inner workings of global economics
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USC Viterbi Leads the Way at the DARPA
April 26, 2013
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded USC more contracts than any other university in the nation.
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Good Vibrations!
April 19, 2013
Eun Sok Kim, chair of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering - Electrophysics, and Ph.D. candidate Qian Zhang discover a new way to convert the natural vibrational energy of bridges into electrical power.
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Protecting Your Photos On/From the Cloud
April 17, 2013
USC Viterbi research team develops tool to control photo privacy online
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Quantum Processor Ranked in Discover Magazine's Top 100 Stories of 2012
March 26, 2013
Prof. Daniel Lidar's work in quantum computing is #30 in Discover's 100 Top Stories of 2012
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GymFlow App Helps Trojans Improve Workout Experience
March 18, 2013
USC students Jimmy Liu and Jiangyang Zhang created a new application that measures the traffic of one of USC’s most popular venues on campus: the Lyon Center.
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Q&A With Professor Chris Kyriakakis
March 18, 2013
USC Viterbi Professor Chris Kyriakakis is the founder of Audyssey, an innovative application that enhances the audio experience for listeners worldwide.
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Viterbi Researchers Discover the Secrets of Beatboxing
March 18, 2013
Recent research reveals how beatboxers turn their mouth, throat and voice into a percussion instrument.
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DSL Pioneer John Cioffi Delivers 11th Viterbi Distinguished Lecture
March 05, 2013
Cioffi delivered his talk titled "Ubiquitous Cost-Effective Gigabit Per Second Broadband Access: It's Coming, And Not The Way You Think!" on February 28.
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Beatbox Vox
February 22, 2013
Shrikanth Narayanan researches the complexities of human vocal ability by scanning beatboxers with MRI's
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Reception in Honor of Solomon Golomb, Recipient of the 2013 National Medal of Science
February 21, 2013
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Hackers, Beware
February 13, 2013
NBC’s Pete Williams reports USC Viterbi is one of a handful of schools in the nation developing cyber security curriculum and degrees.
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President Obama Awards the National Medal of Science to a USC Viterbi School Legend
February 01, 2013
Communications pioneer and mathematical genius Solomon Golomb receives the nation’s top honor for scientists
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Happy Together
January 29, 2013
The emerging field of behavioral signal processing might hold the key to better couples' counseling
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ASEE Prism Asks,
January 23, 2013
Dean Yannis C. Yortsos Lends Expert Observations on U.S.'s "Reverse Brain Drain" Conundrum
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John Slaughter Revisits The Changing Face of Engineering
January 18, 2013
Professor John Slaughter recounts his childhood in segregated Topeka, Kansas and reflects on the continued need for diversity in engineering in America today.
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Successful Viterbi-India Summer Research Program Renewed
January 09, 2013
USC and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum recently signed an agreement to renew the highly successful Viterbi-India summer research program at least until 2016
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Spring 2013: Happy New Year
January 07, 2013
Happy New Year Message to the Viterbi family of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends!
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Sol Golomb Named Among Nation’s Top Scientists, Innovators
December 22, 2012
President Obama to confer National Medal of Science, the highest honor bestowed by U.S. government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors
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Demo Day's Bevy of New Gaming Treats
December 19, 2012
USC gaming students unveil an impressive batch of games at USC Games' biannual Demo Day, now in its eighth year
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Better Wine: Fruity, Nicely Aged with a Hint of Pulsed Power
December 16, 2012
A Viterbi Startup Seeks to Energize the Wine Industry with Electrical Pulses
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Famed Signal and Image Processing Institute (SIPI) celebrates 40 creative years
December 12, 2012
Event marks 40th anniversary with distinguished speakers and friends
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Reducing Maritime Emissions - with Transient Plasma Ignition
December 11, 2012
Kenneth Koo, chairman of the Tai Chong Cheang (TCC) Group, partners with USC Viterbi School of Engineering to form the TCC Institute for Emissions Reduction from Marine Diesel Engines (TIER-MDE), a multi-year corporate research partnership to reduce emissions from the shipping industry.
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A Plan for the Future
December 07, 2012
The third annual Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition (MEPC) promises to be the best ever - and most lucrative
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Professors Lidar, Madni, and Molisch are elected to the rank of AAAS Fellow
December 07, 2012
Daniel Lidar, Azad Madni, and Andreas Molisch have been designated AAAS Fellows for their distinguished contributions to engineering.
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Communication Sciences Institute (CSI) Celebrates 30th Birthday
December 04, 2012
At CSI's 30th anniversary celebration, keynote speaker Andrew Viterbi regales audience with an historical tour of the digital era
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On the Spectrum
November 14, 2012
Interactive tools capturing behavior data show promise in understanding autism
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If You Build It, They Will Come
November 14, 2012
Retrospective of An Inextricable Bond and the Legacy of Hughes Aircraft
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Healing Wounds, Visible and Invisible
November 12, 2012
From prosthetics to PTSD, Viterbi researchers advance the future of veterans’ care
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Electrical Engineering Professor Krishna Nayak speaks about the Body Engineering Los Angeles GK-12 Program he Directs
November 01, 2012
Program director Krishna Nayak speaks about the Body Engineering Los Angeles GK-12 Program, which partners graduate students in science and engineering disciplines with K-12 teachers to improve science education and the skills of graduate students.
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AME Students Earn First Place in AIAA Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition
October 31, 2012
A team of Viterbi AME students, joined by students from UCLA and Cal State LA, won First Place at the AIAA 2011-2012 Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition with the proposal for "Ghost", a new stealth bomber
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USC Researchers Working to Make Shipping Industry Greener
October 24, 2012
Viterbi School of Engineering Researchers are collaborating with Hong Kong’s Tai Chong Cheang (TCC) Group to reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by marine diesel engines
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Alumnus elected 2014 President of the IEEE
October 15, 2012
Jose Roberto B. de Marca is the 2013 President Elect of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
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USC Viterbi Student Wins Astronaut Scholarship
September 25, 2012
The Astronaut Scholarship is the largest STEM merit award given in the United States
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In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Irving S. Reed, 88
September 11, 2012
One of the outstanding engineers of the past century, Reed made fundamental contributions to digital computers, communications, and radar.
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Viterbi School Summer Program for Indian Undergrads Wraps Up Successful Second Year
August 14, 2012
Raghu Raghavendra looked on as the latest crop of interns from top universities in India showed off research they did under top faculty mentors
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Daniel Lidar Talks Quantum Computing with
August 13, 2012
The electrical engineering professor discusses the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center on Australia's RadioNational
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USC Has Its 40th Olympian – a Ph.D. student in Engineering
July 30, 2012
The long list of Trojans competing in 2012 London Games goes up to 40.
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Less Regret: New 'Multi-Armed Bandit' Algorithm Gauges Unknown Odds More Quickly and Efficiently
July 24, 2012
Ming Hsieh Ph.D. student Yi Gai is co-author of a paper finding a new solution to old and tricky statistical problem, a method with possible applications in real world applications
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Andrea Armani, Brian Gerkey Selected to Participate in NAE's 2012 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
July 23, 2012
USC Viterbi Professor Armani and Alumnus Gerkey '03 will be among 78 of "the nation's brightest young engineers" taking part in the 18th annual symposium this September.
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 The Puzzler
July 19, 2012
A two-time "Jeopardy" champ with a master's in literature has morphed into a soon-to-be Ph.D. designer of serious video games. His passion? Adding complex, innovative puzzles to games.
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Viterbi Contribution Catalyzed New Film on a Scientist in Love
July 18, 2012
Writer-Director Valerie Weiss Ph.D., Biophysics was a participant in Martin Gundersen's Catalyst Project aimed at bringing science and scientists into entertainment as subjects and participants
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Father and Son Are Model Mentors
July 12, 2012
Helping undergraduates learn is a key Viterbi School focus — and Larry and Mark Redekopp are leading the way
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Watch Highlights from the 2012 MHI Electrical Engineering Festival
July 10, 2012
The Ming Hsieh Institute has created a video chronicle of the second annual Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Research Festival
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Solar System Recycles Carbon Dioxide into Fuel by a New Route
July 05, 2012
Hsieh Department faculty member Stephen Cronin's catalytic systems match frequencies of incoming light energy to electrical plasmon impulses on metal to create potential tools for energy sustainability
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Professor Ellis Meng Recognized as One of MD+DI’s 40 Under 40
July 04, 2012
Ellis Meng, Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, is chosen as one of MD+DI’s 40 Medtech Innovators Under 40 for her entrepreneurship, leadership and research to advance medical micro-devices.
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