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USC Viterbi Dean Remembers Legendary Professor Solomon Golomb
May 02, 2016
“Brilliant mind” helped elevate school to elite status, served as trusted colleague and teacher for more than 50 years.
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Talent and innovation sync at annual faculty and staff awards
April 29, 2016
Faculty and staff gather to celebrate the best and brightest at USC Viterbi
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Spring 2016 USC Viterbi Magazine
April 28, 2016
Check out the latest issue of our digital magazine!
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Students take VR into uncharted realms at first VRSC Festival
April 20, 2016
From improving memory to designing cities, one of the first student VR clubs in the nation is stretching the limits of the emerging technology
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A Lasting Legacy
April 19, 2016
Professor Petros Ioannou is installed as the inaugural A.V. “Bal” Balakrishnan Chair.
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EE Professor Awarded $11.25 M to Lead MURI on Brain-Machine Interface Research
April 18, 2016
Maryam Shanechi to Lead a MURI from the Department of Defense
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Shark Tank, Trojan-style
April 13, 2016
Promising USC Viterbi start-ups pitch to Gen. David Petraeus Ret. and an audience of investors as part of ongoing “Real Deal” events.
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Ashutosh Nayyar and Ketan Savla Receive the George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award
April 07, 2016
Ashutosh Nayyar received the George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award for his paper on "Decentralized Stochastic Control." Ketan Savla also received the award for his paper on "Robust Distributed Routing in Dynamical Networks."
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Urbashi Mitra is the Recipient of the Fulbright U.S Scholar Grant
April 05, 2016
The Fulbright U.S Scholar grant provides academic and research flexibility for scholars. The grant itself will allow recipients to expand their research and collaboration efforts globally.
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Alan Willner Receives National Security Science & Engineering Fellowship
March 31, 2016
Optics pioneer to spend the next five years exploring twisted light
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III-V Solar For The Masses
March 30, 2016
Rehan Kapadia has the silver bullet that could make solar energy more efficient and very affordable
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The Family That is The Lab
March 29, 2016
Inside the multifractal world of the Cyber Physical Systems Group
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Zooming Into the Human Brain
March 14, 2016
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering researchers develop new techniques for processing brain images.
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Doctoral candidate sheds new light on
March 11, 2016
How one PhD student is developing technology to understand brain mechanisms underlying neurological disorders and guide their treatment
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MIT Technology Review: The Tiny Startup Racing Google to Build a Quantum Computing Chip
March 10, 2016
Daniel Lidar was quoted about the development of quantum computing.
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NEW! USC Viterbi Podcast Escape Velocity
March 07, 2016
Collecting the 'Google Earth' of sound in virtual acoustic museums
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An astronaut is injured in outer space, you have 30 hours
March 03, 2016
The inaugural class of 'Makers' organizes first ever USC Makeathon to tackle NASA wicked problem
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OCEC Faculty, Programs and Students Sweep the 2016 the OCEC 2016 Awards.
March 02, 2016
Maja Mataric, Kelly Sanders, Andrea Armani, Azad Madni, Idania Takimoto, Radhul Ranith and the DEN program were honored
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Quartz: Turns Out “Sound Healing” Can Be Actually, Well, Healing
February 24, 2016
Chris Kyriakakis was quoted about whether "sound healing" works.
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Alan Willner Elected to National Academy of Engineering
February 16, 2016
Electrical engineering professor becomes the 10th USC Viterbi faculty to join the august body since 2008.
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 Student Profile: Francisco Romero
February 01, 2016
Graduate Francisco Romero discusses how the Center for Engineering Diversity's Summer Institute prepared him for a successful four years of college and beyond
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Wired: For Google, Quantum Computing Is Like Learning to Fly
January 13, 2016
Wired quoted Daniel Lidar about the development of quantum computing
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USC Viterbi Professors to be inducted into National Academy of Inventors
January 12, 2016
Dapkus, Fraser, and Molisch to be recognized for their innovations and impact on society
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We Venture He Knows Something About Investing
December 09, 2015
Electrical engineering alum Randy Glein talks about his wildly successful career as a venture capitalist.
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Faculty Profile: Xuehai Qian
December 07, 2015
Meet new faculty member and Assistant Professor at the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, Xuehai Qian and learn about his interest in computer architecture!
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Hellenic World Shipping News: USC Viterbi Partnership with TCC Cuts Shipping Emissions
December 04, 2015
A story about USC Viterbi’s partnership with TCC to reduce emissions from shipping vessels was featured, showing that technologies developed by USC Viterbi’s researchers cut nitrogen oxide emissions (NOx) by 90 % and particulate matter by up to 75%.
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The Huffington Post: Tone of Voice As Important As What You Say In Relationships
December 03, 2015
The Huffington Post featured a study by Shrikanth Narayanan and Panayiotis Georgiou, that focused on creating a computer algorithm to predict how well a relationship is doing.
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L.A. Times: USC Professor, Previous Medal of Science Winner Awarded Franklin Medal
December 03, 2015
Los Angeles Times featured Sol Golomb, who was awarded a Franklin Medal - a prestigious honor that has gone to figures such as Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
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Words Can Deceive, But Tone of Voice Cannot
December 03, 2015
Voice tone analyses of therapy sessions accurately predict whether relationships will improve
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How Does My Therapist Rate?
December 02, 2015
New Machine-Learning Software Developed by USC, University of Washington and University of Utah Researchers Detects Empathy in Therapy Sessions
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Business Builders
November 23, 2015
Members of 16 startups – and their mentors – recently met for the kickoff of the sixth annual Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition.
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Data Science For Cheaper Medicines
November 23, 2015
Sundeep Pattem, a 2010 USC Viterbi Ph.D. graduate, conducts data analysis to find ways in which to improve the American healthcare system.
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Faculty Profile: Mahdi Soltanolkotabi
November 16, 2015
Meet new faculty member and Assistant Professor at the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, Mahdi Soltanolkotabi and his research in mathematical data analysis!
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Electrical Engineering Research Festival fuses technology with neuroscience
November 12, 2015
The Ming Hsieh Institute hosted its 6th Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Research Festival focused on neuroscience.
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USC University Professor Selected to Receive Franklin Medal
November 12, 2015
Solomon Golomb Revered as Innovator in Electrical Engineering
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Improved Robot Communication - While the Building's on Fire
November 04, 2015
USC Viterbi researchers are developing a wireless network for robots to autonomously communicate and work together, amid potential disaster areas
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HENAAC: Great Minds in STEM: John Slaughter Honored with HENAAC Award
October 15, 2015
Slaughter is being recognized at the 27th HENAAC STEM Career Conference as a significant role model in the fields of science, math, engineering and technology.
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WIRED: Google's Quantum Computer Got a Big Upgrade
October 02, 2015
Research by Daniel Lidar and colleagues finds that a D-Wave quantum computer exhibits behavior beyond classical physics.
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INSIGHT: Two Viterbi Professors Recognized As Top 100 Inspiring Women in STEM
September 25, 2015
Insight Into Diversity magazine recognizes contributions of Maja Matarić and Urbashi Mitra
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Young Revolutionaries
September 23, 2015
Two USC Viterbi faculty members have been named among Popular Science magazine's 2015 “Brilliant 10.”
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USC Viterbi startup awarded silver medal in Beijing
September 17, 2015
Stasis Labs among 15 startups in first-ever global student business competition for “grand challenges of engineering”
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IEEE: Petros Ioannou Receives 2016 IEEE Transportation Technologies Award
August 20, 2015
Ioannuou received the award for contributions to the design, analysis, and implementation of adaptive cruise-control systems
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IEEE: Massoud Pedram Receives 2015 IEEE CAS Charles A. Desoer Technical Achievement Award
August 18, 2015
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CAS) awarded Pedram The Charles A. Desoer Technical Achievement Award for his exceptional technical contributions to a field within the scope of the CAS Society
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IEEE: IEEE Computer Society Awards Viktor Prasanna 2015 W. Wallace McDowell Award
August 18, 2015
Prasanna received McDowell award for fundamental algorithmic and application-specific architectural contributions to reconfigurable computing
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Fraunhofer: Giuseppe Caire Receives the Vodafone Innovation Prize from Vodafone Stiftung für Forschung
August 18, 2015
Caire received the award from Vodafone Stiftung für Forschung (Vodafone foundation for research) in Germany for his contribution to the development in the field of wireless communications
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The Peaks and Valleys of Silicon
June 26, 2015
Team of USC Viterbi School of Engineering Researchers Introduce New Layered Semiconducting Materials as Silicon Alternative
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Voice of America: The Internet of Things: The Next Generation of Computing Power
June 25, 2015
Bhaskar Krishnamachari was interviewed about how the Internet of Things will change society
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Going Viral
June 18, 2015
USC team recognized for predicting disease outbreaks.
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Clearing L.A. traffic, one problem at at time
June 11, 2015
Together, Cyrus Shahabi and Ugur Demiryurek are making it easier to navigate Los Angeles, from personal vehicles to fleets of delivery trucks.
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Fast and Accurate Synchronization in the “Blink” of an Eye
June 10, 2015
Viterbi Professors improve wireless clock synchronization accuracy tenfold
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NPR Affiliate WHYY: Unlocking Mobile Phone Records is Trickier Than It Seems
June 08, 2015
Bhaskar Krishnamachari was interviewed about the Amtrak train crash and why it is difficult to determine whether a cellphone was in use by the train’s operator
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President Obama announced his intent to nominate Andrew Viterbi to key Administration post
June 02, 2015
Andrew Viterbi is an Appointee for Member, President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science
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Faculty Profile: Han Wang
June 01, 2015
Meet new faculty member and Assistant Professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, Han Wang and learn about his research goals at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering!
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Ph.D. student Parisa Mansourifard receives AAUW fellowship
May 28, 2015
Parisa Mansourifard has been selected to receive a highly competitive American Association for University Women (AAUW) American Fellowship for 2015-16.
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Faculty Profile: Ashutosh Nayyar
May 26, 2015
Meet new faculty member and Assistant Professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, Ashutosh Nayyar
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New portable device could test ‘squish’ factor of cancerous tumors
May 21, 2015
Squishiness has been associated with a tumor’s aggressiveness by researchers
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2015 USC Viterbi Undergraduate Awards
May 20, 2015
Graduating USC Viterbi students recognized for their outstanding academics, leadership and service
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May 15, 2015
Joy reigned supreme at the 2015 USC Viterbi undergraduate commencement, where students were encouraged to reach for the stars.
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Master Class
May 15, 2015
USC Viterbi master's graduates are encouraged to shape the future.
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Paging All Doctors of Philosophy, Grand Challenges Beckon
May 14, 2015
2015 cohort of USC Viterbi Ph.D. recipients urged to solve “the problems of our age”
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Hey, You Talking to Me?
May 07, 2015
Urbashi Mitra looks to understand how thousands of bacteria communicate. Is this the key to forcing bacteria to do our bidding?
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Washington Post: Startups Look to Quantum Computing for the Future
May 05, 2015
Daniel Lidar comments on the potential of quantum computing and notes that one of two commercially available quantum computers in the world is owned by Lockheed and USC
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Celebrating Success
May 05, 2015
The 2015 Faculty & Staff Awards showcases excellence at USC Viterbi.
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Faculty Profile: Salman Avestimehr
May 04, 2015
Meet new faculty member and Associate Professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, Salman Avestimehr and learn about his research goals at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering
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IEEE Computer Society: Viktor Prasanna Wins the 2015 IEEE-CS Wallace McDowell Award
April 20, 2015
Viktor Prasanna, Charles Lee Powell Chair at USC Viterbi, is awarded the 2015 IEEE-CS Wallace McDowell Award for his work in reconfigurable computing
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Thanasis Fokas - The Connection Between Inverse Problems and Consciousness
April 13, 2015
Professor Thanasis Fokas of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University speaks in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
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John Slaughter Announced as a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering Mentor
March 30, 2015
The announcement of a select 15 awardees celebrates his development of numerous mentoring programs to boost minority participation in STEM
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Brain MRI in Higher Resolution
March 19, 2015
Krishna Nayak and Meng Law are developing new MRI protocols to get better images of brain tumors
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Measuring Empathy
March 18, 2015
USC Viterbi Professor Shrikanth Narayanan’s interdisciplinary research could improve therapist-patient relationships.
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Andrea Armani Named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum
March 17, 2015
One of only two American professors so honored, Armani joins the planet’s top young leaders committed to making “the world a better place.”
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USC Professors Speak at the American Association for the Advancement of Science
March 10, 2015
Alan Willner speaks about the progress and future of fiber optics and communications
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Restoring Movement with Neuroprosthetics
March 05, 2015
Assistant Professor Maryam Shanechi wins NSF CAREER Award for brain-machine interface research that will help disabled veterans, among many others.
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Ars Technica: How to Treat Brains That Might Not be Brains
February 27, 2015
Alice Parker comments on the future of what defines software and human intellect
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Faculty Profile: Rehan Kapadia
February 26, 2015
Meet new faculty member and Assistant Professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, Rehan Kapadia and learn about his research goals at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering
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Maryam Shanechi Recieves NSF CAREER Award
February 11, 2015
Maryam Shanechi is awarded NSF funding for her closed-loop brain-machine interface control architectures
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Physics World: Photons Simulate Time Travel
February 09, 2015
Todd Brun comments on photons simulating time travel
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Ming Hsieh elected to the National Academy of Engineering
February 05, 2015
Ming Hsieh, USC trustee, Viterbi alumnus and entrepreneur, and namesake of the Department of Electrical Engineering, receives highest professional honor accorded an engineer
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Forbes: Investing in Quantum Computing
February 02, 2015
D-Wave has raised $29 million to develop quantum computing hardware and software
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YouTube: What Matters To Me And Why
January 05, 2015
Urbashi Mitra speaks about the significant interests in her life
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USC Trio To Be Inducted into National Academy of Inventors
December 16, 2014
Behrokh Khoshnevis, Alan Willner and Mark Thompson named as fellows by the stellar group of scientists
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P. Daniel Dapkus Wins 2015 John Tyndall Award
December 15, 2014
OSA and IEEE Photonics Society recognize Dapkus as a pioneer in fiber optics technology
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USC Viterbi Team Awarded ACM ICMI 10-Year Technical Impact Award
December 01, 2014
USC Viterbi team awarded for research on emotion recognition using multimodal information
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A Good Night’s Sleep
November 19, 2014
Krishna Nayak, Michael Khoo and Sally Ward develop revolutionary new tools to see inside the airway of pediatric sleep apnea patients
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The Economist: Sending Data at Incredible Speeds
November 17, 2014
Alan Willner uses light to transmit data at a rate of 32 gigabits per second
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LA Times: Intel Invests in USC Viterbi Professor's Startup, Audyssey
November 12, 2014
Chris Kyriakakis helps listeners hear music the way producers intended
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The Maritime Executive: Transient Plasma Ignition Creates Fuel-Conserving Technology
October 27, 2014
Martin Gundersen comments on new technology to reduce ship emissions
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Arizona Daily Star: Preparing Photon Projects
October 27, 2014
Alan Willner comments on federal funding for the development of photonics manufacturing
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USC Viterbi Team SAILs to Fourth Straight Win
October 14, 2014
Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory (SAIL) wins an unprecedented fourth consecutive INTERSPEECH ComParE award, its fifth in the last six years
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NEWS ROUND-UP: Data Can Now Be Sent At 32 Gigabits Per Second
September 29, 2014
Alan Willner and research partners discover a new way to send info via radio waves
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International Business Times: Sending Data 30 Times Faster than 4G LTE
September 17, 2014
Alan Willner twists radio beams to send data at 32 gigabits per second
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Scientists Twist Radio Beams to Send Data
September 16, 2014
Alan Willner and team reach transmission speeds of 32 gigabits per second
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World Economic Forum: 2014 Meeting of New Champions in Tianjin, China
September 09, 2014
Andrea Armani participates as a Young Scientist in WEF's annual meeting
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A Better Way To Harvest Stem Cells
September 08, 2014
New start-up is the latest success story from HTE@USC, USC's unique four-year collaboration between doctors and engineers
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Scientific American: Quantum Mechanics Solves
September 02, 2014
Todd Brun discusses time travel experiments and quantum mechanics
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A True Inspiration
August 22, 2014
Professor John Choma, In Memoriam
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3 USC Viterbi Faculty Make MIT Technology Review's Innovators Under 35 List
August 19, 2014
George Ban-Weiss, Megan McCain and Maryam Shanechi are recognized on MIT Technology Review’s Annual Innovators Under 35 list
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Brain, Meet Machine
August 19, 2014
Top 35 Global Innovator: Assistant Professor Maryam Shanechi included in 2014 MIT TR35 for work in brain-machine interfaces
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Computer Virus: An Origin Story
August 11, 2014
Alumnus Fred Cohen coined the term in a USC Viterbi class back in 1983
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Remembering Xinran Ji
August 04, 2014
The Trojan Family gathers to remember and honor student Xinran Ji
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Lifeboat News: New Transistor Material Could Replace Silicon
August 04, 2014
Chongwu Zhou develops a hybrid circuit with carbon nanotubes
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