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How Often Are Women Seen/Heard on Screen?
September 26, 2016
New Software Co-Developed By SAIL Lab Will Tell You
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Alan Willner: IEEE Fellow, Photonics Pioneer, self-described “Creeping Goo”
September 26, 2016
Photonics Pioneer and Orthodox Jew, Alan Willner runs a lab made up of students from countries that aren't always the best of friends.
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Northrop Grumman-USC partnership, a pioneering force in basic science
September 15, 2016
Inaugural event highlights strategic vision for future industry-supported research
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New York Times: How Long Is an Actress Onscreen?
September 14, 2016
A tool co-developed by Shri Narayanan with Google and GDI to analyze representation in film was featured.
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Engineers, Heroes and Beautiful Data
September 13, 2016
How USC Viterbi’s Mahta Moghaddam is helping preserve NASA’s SMAP satellite mission
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Wisdom of Swarm
August 29, 2016
What ants, pigeons, and bacteria can teach us about collective intelligence
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In Memory of Judith Love Cohen: Mother, Wife, Friend, Author, Engineer
July 29, 2016
Alumna, B.S. EE ’57, M.S. EE ’62, played a key role in bringing Apollo 13 astronauts home.
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Social Work Today: Social Services Software-Evaluating Therapist Empathy With Psychotherapy Software
July 25, 2016
Shri Narayanan's research, which focuses on developing software that can detect therapist empathy as a tool for training, was featured.
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Machine Learning Puts New Lens on Autism Screening and Diagnostics
July 06, 2016
New Algorithms Reduce Redundancies, Improve Efficiency and Identify More Specific Behavioral Targets for Intervention
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In Memoriam: Simon Ramo, 103
June 29, 2016
The pioneering aerospace engineer co-founded TRW, taught electrical engineering at USC Viterbi and was a generous donor to the university
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Business Insider: Here's How a Computer Knows if You're Heading for a Breakup
June 27, 2016
Research by Shrikanth Narayanan and colleagues finding that a computer algorithm programmed to predict whether a couple was likely to break up was mentioned.
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Nature: Google Moves Closer to a Universal Quantum Computer
June 27, 2016
Daniel Lidar was quoted about quantum computing advances.
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USC Viterbi-Bayeco Team Selected for US-China EcoPartnership Program
June 07, 2016
Partners selected by US State Department and Chinese Government to focus on reducing harmful emissions
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USC Viterbi and Tsinghua University Celebrate 10 Years of Shared Research
June 06, 2016
Two Universities. One Shared Vision for Better Futures.
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Ayanna Howard, a name you’ll want to remember
May 25, 2016
Alumna who designed intelligent rovers for NASA is now celebrated for championing diversity in STEM
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The Wall Street Journal: How the Daily Commute Is Going to Change
May 20, 2016
Cyrus Shahabi was quoted about the future of automated commutes.
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Marketwatch: How the Daily Commute is Going to Change
May 18, 2016
Cyrus Shahabi was quoted about the future of commuting.
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A New Generation Of Engineer Leaders Rises To Grand Challenges
May 13, 2016
Graduates at the 88th annual engineering commencement ceremony embody the spirit of innovation and global engagement
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May 13, 2016
Speakers at USC Viterbi’s master commencement ceremonies encouraged graduates to be persistent, aim high and change the world.
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2016 USC Viterbi Undergraduate Awards
May 12, 2016
Graduating USC Viterbi students recognized for their outstanding academics, leadership and service
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Who Will Aid the Sick? Fight Air Pollution? Power Our Spacecraft?
May 12, 2016
In case you missed it – many of these folks were donning new hoods on May 12 at the 2016 USC Viterbi Ph.D. Hooding and Awards Ceremony.
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C.-C. Jay Kuo Wins the 2016 Taylor L. Booth Education Award
May 11, 2016
C.-C. Jay Kuo, USC Viterbi professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Taylor L. Booth Education Award.
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What Do Target Shoppers Want?
May 11, 2016
Just ask researchers in the USC Data Science Lab, first place winners in the Target Data Challenge.
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In Memoriam: Solomon Golomb 1932 - 2016
May 09, 2016
Legendary scholar’s pioneering work in communications helped usher in the digital age.
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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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Abdulmajeed Alameer, Sonal Mahajan and Associate Professor William Halfond Win IEEE ICST 2016 Best Paper Award
May 02, 2016
Two Ph.D. candidates and professor receive award at 2016 IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, a prestigious showcase for work related to software testing and analysis.
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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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The Atlantic: Hearing the Lost Sounds of Antiquity
February 24, 2016
Research by Christos Kyriakakis and colleagues to record the acoustics of Byzantine churches was featured
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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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