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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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The Dunk or the Layup?
May 13, 2016
Graduating senior Xavier Hernandez’s recent TEDx talk draws upon the lessons of a rural upbringing, the perils of selfishness
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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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Najmedin Meshkati Wins Ernest Amory Codman Award Lectureship
May 11, 2016
Meshkati receives award for his talk on the similarity between the nuclear power industry and the health care industry in terms of patient safety, safety culture and high reliability organization.
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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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Daily Mail (UK): NASA Reveals Radical Plans for 2D Printed Spacecraft That Wrap Themselves Around Asteroids and 'Lego' Blocks Man Could Use to Build a Martian Habitat
April 26, 2016
Research by Behrokh Khoshnevis on how to construct structures from lunar or Martian materials was mentioned.
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Just like the Academy Awards, Minus the Commercial Breaks
April 22, 2016
The 38th annual Viterbi Awards spotlights three engineer luminaries, school’s hottest startups.
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Science Alert: This Engineer Found a Way to 3D-print Objects using Mars and Moon Dust
April 19, 2016
Research by Behrokh Khoshnevis on how to construct materials from lunar and Martian materials was featured.
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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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Milind Tambe Wins the Innovative Application of AI Award for Deployed Application
April 08, 2016
He received the award for his work on the Protection Assistant for Wildlife Security (PAWS) and his paper on "Deploying PAWS: Field Optimization of the Protection Assistant for Wildlife Security." The paper was led and coauthored by Ph.D. students Fei Fang and Thanh Nguyen
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Nitin Kale Wins the 2016 Majdi Najm Outstanding Service Award
April 06, 2016
The award is given to those who have advanced the use of SAP in a classroom environment and increased collaboration among other SAP University Alliances.
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Building on Mars and the Moon
March 28, 2016
USC Viterbi School of Engineering Professor Invents 3D-Printing Process that Uses Lunar and Martian Dust for Outer-Space Construction
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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Port Authority Flat Fare Proposal Would Limit Headaches
March 10, 2016
James Moore was quoted about cashless fare systems.
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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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Alumni Profile: Charles Bolden
February 25, 2016
USC Viterbi celebrates the career of NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, who graduated with a M.S. in Systems Management in 1977
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Making Flat Things Grow
December 09, 2015
From paper airplanes to circuit boards, Yong Chen combines origami with 3-D printing.
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Drones Could Do It All
November 25, 2015
John Gunnar Carlsson is awarded the Air Force Office of Scientific Research award for his work with drones
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Faculty Profile: Phebe Vayanos
November 24, 2015
Meet new faculty member and Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial and System Engineering, Phebe Vayanos and learn about her interest in data driven decision making.
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An aviator with her feet on the ground
November 10, 2015
U.S. army aviator, Iraq war veteran and PhD student on breaking barriers and bringing hope
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Two officers, two nations, one mission
November 10, 2015
Army captain and graduate student recounts an unlikely friendship and one mission that defined him in the Afghanistan War
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Startup Companies That Care
October 20, 2015
The Min family’s recent gift to USC Viterbi will establish a student business plan competition to fund startups with a socially assistive bent.
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The Fleischer Prize in Green Technology
September 29, 2015
USC Viterbi Students encouraged to apply
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The Economist: A Bridge to the Future
September 08, 2015
Behrokh Khoshnevis was mentioned in an article about 3D printing technologies being adapted for use by the construction industry to create buildings and other structures
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Real World Mathematics
July 27, 2015
USC Viterbi hosts an applied mathematics workshop for high-school teachers.
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Los Angeles Times: Iran's economic recovery from sanctions won't come overnight, experts say
July 17, 2015
Naj Meshkati was quoted about the economic opportunities that could come out of lifting sanctions on Iran
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Resourceful Camp-servation
July 13, 2015
Twenty gifted high school students who attended USC Chevron Summer Camp learned about energy resources and more.
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Singularlity Hub: These Robots Will 3D Print a Steel Bridge Over a Canal in Amsterdam
June 25, 2015
Behrokh Khoshnevis was referenced as an innovator for introducing his "contour crafting" technique over a decade ago.
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CNN: Luxury 3D Printed Estate Set to Be Made from Sand, Dust and Gravel
June 08, 2015
Behrokh Khoshnevis referenced for his work on contour crafting in the construction of houses
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Geography Isn't Just Destiny . . . It's Districting
June 04, 2015
Industrial and Systems Engineering Assistant Professor John Carlsson studies problems in location theory.
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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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Engineering The College Experience
May 12, 2015
USC Viterbi senior and Collegetopia author Stefano Ganddini aims for the optimal
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Huffington Post: Lessons Learned and Things to Learn from the BP Oil Spill
May 05, 2015
On the 5th anniversary of the BP oil spill, Najmedin Meshkati discusses what was learned from the accident and lessons to keep in mind moving forward
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USC News: ISE students Stephanie Chow and Stephen Yortsos won the Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition Award
April 29, 2015
ISE students Stephanie Chow and Stephen Yortsos won the Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition Award for their research on the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash from July 2013
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Really Invisible Braces
April 16, 2015
ComfortCorrect, the 2014 MEPC winner, is poised to dramatically alter the orthodontics market
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NBC LA: Expo Line Placement Has Always Been A Danger Says USC Professor
April 09, 2015
Najmedin Meshkati comments on the dangers of the Expo Line design in light of the recent Metrolink accident near USC
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LA Daily News: Metrolink Trains' Flawed, Dangerous Design
April 09, 2015
Najmedin Meshkati and James E. Moore discuss the Expo Line and the dangers it poses at high-risk areas including intersections and pedestrian crossing zones
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Aerospace: Wanda Austin Selected to Serve on President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
April 08, 2015
Wanda Austin has been selected by President Barack Obama to serve on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
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Faculty Profile: Ali Abbas
April 08, 2015
Meet new faculty member and director of USC's CREATE, Ali Abbas and learn about his goals in research and national security at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering
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KPCC: Metro Officials Looking Into Cause of Expo Line Crash
March 31, 2015
Najmedin Meshkati discusses the Expo Line crash and points out that the specific design of the line has been criticized for being accident-prone since its opening in 2012
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LA Times: New, Smaller Hospitals Built for Higher Efficiency
March 31, 2015
David Belson comments on the new, smaller MLK hospital, noting that the decrease in size aligns with more updated hospital efficiency perspectives
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KPCC: Fighting Planned Obsolescence of Consumer Appliances
March 24, 2015
James Moore comments on the planned obsolescence of electronics and appliances
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The Ins and Outs of Industrial and Systems Engineering
March 09, 2015
James E. Moore, II, Viterbi Vice-Dean and incoming President of the Institute of Industrial Engineers talks about industrial engineering in today’s context
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Washington Post: More Practical 3D-Printed Homes
February 06, 2015
Behrokh Khoshnevis' Contour Crafting is promising for more practical 3D-printed homes
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The Fleischer Prize in Green Technology
February 01, 2015
USC Viterbi Students encouraged to apply
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Tech News World: Hyperloop Test Track To Be Built in Texas
January 22, 2015
James Moore discusses future testing of Elon Musk's Hyperloop design
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NBC LA: Obstacles for California's High-Speed Rail
January 15, 2015
James Moore comments on the future of California's high-speed rail
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ASME: Origami-Inspired 3D-Printing
January 14, 2015
Yong Chen discusses how origami inspired his research in 3D-printing
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NEWS ROUND-UP: CDC May Have Mishandled Ebola Virus
January 13, 2015
Najmedin Meshkati comments on the human error in the mishandling of a live Ebola virus
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NY Times: Ebola Sample Mishandled by CDC
January 05, 2015
Najmedin Meshkati comments on the error that exposed a technician to the Ebola virus
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Engineering, Business and West Coast Cool
December 22, 2014
USC Viterbi startup VNTANA delivers an unparalleled entertainment experience with industry-leading holographic technology
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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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Financial Times Magazine: Contour Crafting, A Life-Changing Application of Tech
December 09, 2014
Behrokh Khoshnevis' large-scale 3D printing device could help house the developing world
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Fast Company: 3D Printing May Someday Solve Homelessness
December 05, 2014
Behrokh Khoshnevis' Contour Crafting could help reduce homelessness in the future
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3DPrint.com: New Method Allows Affordable 3D Metal Printing
November 11, 2014
Behrokh Khoshnevis makes progress in 3D-printing metal
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Student Team Explores Major Issues Behind “Pilot Error”
November 06, 2014
Stephanie Chow and Stephen Yortsos combined research on Asiana Flight 214 and have put themselves squarely in the midst of an aviation industry-wide discussion
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USC Team Receives Major NIH Funding to Map Neurons
November 06, 2014
Researchers from across campus collaborate to visualize and study brains as they form memories
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3DPrint.com: USC Viterbi Students Release New Commercial 3D Printer
October 28, 2014
PhD students Jing Zhang and Amir Mansouri release 3D printer StarRay
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3-D Printing the Future
October 08, 2014
Behrokh Khoshnevis' large-scale 3-D printing technology wins the Grand Prize among 1000+ competitors
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Behrokh Khoshnevis Is Create the Future's Grand Prize Winner
September 30, 2014
Behrokh Khoshnevis is named the Grand Prize Winner for Create the Future's 2014 Design Contest
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BBC News: 3D Printing in Space
September 17, 2014
Behrokh Khoshnevis discusses the potential of 3D printing on other planets
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Organizing Chaos
September 12, 2014
A $10-million grant from NIH funds a much-needed craniofacial research database
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A Life of Great Dedication
August 12, 2014
Prof. Emeritus Gerald Nadler, in memoriam
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LA Times: LA Metro Passenger Estimations
July 31, 2014
James Moore discusses LA Transit and fare evaders
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New York Times: CDC Admits to Safety Problems
July 14, 2014
Najmedin Meshkati comments on CDC safety issues.
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Fast Company: 3D Printing in Space
July 02, 2014
Behrokh Khoshnevis discusses how to 3D-print buildings on the moon or other planets
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B2C: 3D-Print a Home
June 23, 2014
Behrokh Khoshnevis and others make advancements in 3D printing houses
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The Japan News: 3D-Printing Enables Manufacturing at Home
June 17, 2014
Behrokh Khoshnevis says 3D-printing houses could help in disaster-stricken areas
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Conference on System Engineering Research 2014
June 12, 2014
During this year's successful conference, Professor Madni recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award
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DIY Enterprise
June 03, 2014
The Next Generation of 3-D Printing
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VICE Motherboard: Hijacking Traffic Control
May 30, 2014
Jim Moore discusses the vulnerability to hacking in traffic systems
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LA Times: How to Decongest the 405
May 30, 2014
Jim Moore says subway trains or carpool lanes won't decongest the 405 freeway
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Sourceable: 3D Printing to Build Houses in Hours
May 27, 2014
Behrokh Khoshnevis comments on the applications of Contour Crafting
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Being Green
May 21, 2014
The inaugural Fleischer Prize in Green Technology
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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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Fox Business: Using 3D Printing to Build Houses
May 06, 2014
Behrokh Khoshnevis explains the uses and benefits of Contour Crafting
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CBS LA: 3D Printing Uses in the Future
April 28, 2014
Behrokh Khoshnevis discusses the future use of 3D printing in manufacturing
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CBS News: Pay to Avoid Traffic
April 28, 2014
Jim Moore comments on congestion pricing in Los Angeles
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Gadget Review: Practical 3D Print Objects
April 22, 2014
Behrokh Khoshnevis' Contour Crafting is listed among revolutionary 3D-printed objects
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Trojan Family Magazine: Dan Epstein to Receive USC Alumni Achievement Award
April 16, 2014
Dan Epstein to receive the 2014 Asa V. Alumni Achievement Award on April 26
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USC Students Team Up With Eisenhower Hospital to Tackle Inefficiency
April 08, 2014
Students studying healthcare operations spent their spring break improving efficiency at Rancho Mirage hospital
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Design News: Faster, Multimaterial 3D Printing
April 07, 2014
Yong Chen makes 3D printing advancements in both speed and material
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The Guardian: Work on 3D-Printed House Advances
March 28, 2014
Behrokh Khoshnevis' Contour Crafting research part of effort to build 3D-printed homes
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Fukushima Meltdown Was Preventable
March 24, 2014
Najmedin Meshkati and student Airi Ryu explain how safety culture saved the Onagawa nuclear power station
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Art LA Magazine: 3D Printing Inspires New Art Techniques
March 17, 2014
Behrokh Khoshnevis and the potential of 3D printing
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US News & World Report: Profitable (But Overlooked) Engineering Fields
February 26, 2014
Jim Moore comments on the demand for nuclear engineering professionals
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Everything Will Be Alright: The Future of 3D Printing
February 20, 2014
Behrokh Khoshnevis discusses his philosophy of technology and the future of humanity
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The Fleischer Prize in Green Technology
February 12, 2014
USC Viterbi Students encouraged to apply
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Jim Moore Elected Institute of Industrial Engineers President and CFO
February 05, 2014
Moore is the third USC Viterbi faculty member elected IIE President, following Gerald Nadler and F.Stan Settles
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3D-Printing a Building in 24 Hours
January 24, 2014
USC Viterbi Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis is developing the technology to auto-build full-scale civil structures
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LA Times: Crude Oil Train Explosion Prompts Examination
January 21, 2014
Najmedin Meshkati comments on the need for public policy reviews following accidents
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Der Spiegel: 3D Printing Speeds Up Dramatically
January 02, 2014
Yong Chen discusses increasing 3D printing speeds
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