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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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In Memoriam: Xinran Ji (1990-2014)
August 01, 2014
“Young star” wanted to record the world, then make it better
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Multiple Sclerosis News Today: New Brain Circuit Model Will Help Study of MS
July 25, 2014
EE PhD student Kun Yue's brain model to help develop a nanotech-based treatment for MS
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Christina Milanes: Bringing a Dancer’s Touch to Engineering
July 09, 2014
One Trojan doubles as an electrical engineering major and a ballet dancer
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Saying Goodbye to a Family Member
July 07, 2014
USC Viterbi remembers long-time staff member Mary Francis, who died of lung cancer.
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A Flexible Solution to the Problem of Silicon
June 18, 2014
Chongwu Zhou builds a flexible hybrid circuit for chips using carbon nanotubes instead of silicon
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Move Over, Silicon, There's A New Circuit In Town
June 17, 2014
A new flexible and energy-efficient hybrid circuit using carbon nanotubes has big implications for the future of electronics
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WSJ: Mobile Security Firm Helps Reduce Phone Theft
June 09, 2014
Mobile security firm co-founded by USC Viterbi alum Kevin Mahaffey helps catch phone thieves
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BBC News: Entanglement Effect Found in Quantum Chip
June 02, 2014
Federico Spedalieri and D-Wave researchers find entanglement effects in processor
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WIRED: Thinking Like a Quantum Machine
June 02, 2014
Daniel Lidar tests potentially quantum chip at ISI's USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computation Center
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USC Professor Simon Ramo Becomes Oldest Person To Receive Patent
May 29, 2014
Ramo received the patent at the age of 100.
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12th Century Hoods and a 21st Century Education
May 16, 2014
2014 Ph.D. Hooding and Awards Ceremony honors USC Viterbi’s newest Ph.D.s, best in doctoral research
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Hello, Goodbye
May 16, 2014
At the USC Viterbi undergraduate commencement, students said hello to the future and goodbye to their undergraduate school days.
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Masters of the Universe
May 16, 2014
At the USC Viterbi master’s graduation ceremony, students look to the future
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2014 USC Viterbi Undergraduate Awards
May 15, 2014
Students are recognized and celebrated for their academic, leadership and service achievements
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Electrical Engineering Pioneers
May 12, 2014
The Ming Hsieh Institute Hosts Oral History Interview with Bob Scholtz
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Inside Science: Why Time Moves Forward
May 06, 2014
Todd Brun comments on the nature of time
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Laughter and Autism
April 30, 2014
How Shri Narayanan will use laughter to help diagnose and treat autism
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New York Times: Sol Golomb's Rectangle Puzzle
April 24, 2014
NYT's Wordplay puzzle is based on an original by Solomon Golomb
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5 USC Viterbi Junior Faculty Win the Prestigious NSF Career Award
April 23, 2014
2014 is the largest class yet of National Science Foundation CAREER award winners in recent school history
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NBC San Diego: Providing Secure Communications for Boston Marathon
April 22, 2014
TrellisWare Technologies, co-founded by Keith Chugg and USC Viterbi alumni, helps security at the 2014 Boston Marathon
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The Water Beneath the Surface
April 18, 2014
Mahta Moghaddam and her team monitor soil moisture using wireless sensors and radars
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IEEE Spectrum: Nanomaterials Improve Lithium-Ion Batteries
April 16, 2014
Chongwu Zhou and team dramatically improve Li-ion battery anodes and cathodes
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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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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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