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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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CNN: Investigating Asiana 214
December 16, 2013
Najmedin Meshkati comments the role culture may have played in the crash
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Futurescape: Construction on Mars
December 16, 2013
Behrokh Khoshnevis explains how we could 3D-print buildings on other planets
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USC Viterbi Researchers Cut Time To 3D-Print Heterogeneous Objects From Hours To Minutes
December 05, 2013
USC Viterbi Professor Yong Chen and his team have developed a 3D printing process that is not only faster, but can model and fabricate heterogeneous objects.
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LA Times Opinion: Challenge to CA's High-Speed Rail Plan
December 02, 2013
James Moore comments on legal ruling regarding High-Speed Rail Authority
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LA Times: Freeway to Green Space?
November 26, 2013
James Moore comments on the fate of the Terminal Island Freeway
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Fast Company Co.Exist: 3D Print an Entire House
November 25, 2013
Behrokh Khoshnevis works to revolutionize construction
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3D Printing Multi-Material Objects Just Got Faster
November 20, 2013
Yong Chen and team speed up 3D printing of heterogeneous objects
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Jong-Shi Pang Named Epstein Family Chair
November 15, 2013
The operations research and systems engineering expert is expected to have a substantial impact at USC Viterbi.
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TechCrunch: Robots of the Future
November 13, 2013
Behrokh Khoshnevis' Contour Crafting included in TechCrunch list
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Nitin Kalé Receives SAP TechEd Visionary Member Award
November 04, 2013
ISE & ITP professor recognized for his dedication, innovation and engagement
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NYTimes Details Artistic and Practical Types of 3D Printing
October 29, 2013
Behrokh Khoshnevis' Contour Crafting included in article on 3D printing
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USC METRANS Receives $6.24M in Funding from Department of Transportation
October 25, 2013
Research will improve freight movement and metropolitan transportation
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Boing Boing Covers Six-Axis 3D Printer
October 21, 2013
Yong Chen and ISE team's machine can 3D-print on irregular, curved surfaces
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Jim Moore Receives WTS Los Angeles Member of the Year Award
October 10, 2013
This annual award acknowledges a WTS Los Angeles (formerly the Women's Transportation Seminar, Los Angeles Chapter) member who has made extraordinary contributions to the success of the organization
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Sure, You Liked Mad Men, But Did it Change Your Life?
October 03, 2013
USC Viterbi and Annenberg schools measure media impact.
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Computerworld Reports on the Future of Construction Using 3D Printing
September 20, 2013
Behrokh Khoshnevis is developing 3D printing technology to construct buildings
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The Future of Ride-Sharing
September 05, 2013
Maged Dessouky writes algorithms to optimize a disruptive industry
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Solving the Grand Challenges with Mathematical Models
September 03, 2013
Jong-Shi Pang, an expert in optimization and operations research, joins the USC Viterbi faculty this fall as the new Epstein Family Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
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LA Times Covers the Controversy on Ridesharing Companies in California
August 01, 2013
James Moore comments on how ridesharing apps could impact the transportation market
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Air Force Appoints USC Viterbi grad as Chief Scientist
July 24, 2013
Mica Endsley, Ph.D., ’90, assumed post June 1
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Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis Invited to Participate in NASA’s Technology Day on the Hill
July 17, 2013
USC Viterbi professor Behrokh Khoshnevis will present his NASA-funded Contour Crafting research to Congress and top NASA officials at NASA's annual Technology Day at the U.S. Capital.
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KPCC Reports on the Closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant
June 12, 2013
Najmedin Meshkati comments on the waste to be stored at the plant after the closure
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USC Viterbi Faculty Win Grants in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Targeted Strategic Partnership Program
June 05, 2013
USC Viterbi School of Engineering faculty won three grants for collaborations between the two world renowned universities, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) for Targeted Strategic Partnerships.
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2013 Undergraduate Viterbi Awards
May 16, 2013
Students recognized for outstanding academic achievement, leadership and service
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Trying to Solve LA's Gridlock with Synchronized Traffic Lights
May 09, 2013
James Moore talks about the new system to synchronize LA's 4,300 traffic lights
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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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Diabetics Have Something to Smile About
February 28, 2013
Viterbi Professor Shinyi Wu uses technology to improve communication between low-income diabetics and their medical providers.
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Sustainable Global Innovation Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated
February 25, 2013
USC Viterbi Professor Stephen Lu redefines innovation at the 2013 NASSCOM India Leadership Forum.
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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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National Infrastructure Experts Study How to Master Disaster
January 30, 2013
Viterbi School's James Moore leads a coalition of organizations in accurately predicting the national economic consequences of major bridge failures
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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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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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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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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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Daniel H. Wagner Prize awarded to USC Teamcore
October 30, 2012
USC Teamcore Group/US Coast Guard researchers are awarded the Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice at the INFORMS conference.
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Popular Science Covers Behrokh Khoshnevis' Contour Crafting
August 16, 2012
At his recent TEDx presentation, the USC Viterbi professor says he aims to use 3-D printers to build whole houses.
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Najmedin Meshkati Talks to
July 06, 2012
The professor discusses recent safety lapses at the Center for Disease Control's bioterrorism laboratory.
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Viterbi School's Shinyi Wu Develops E-Prescribing Toolkits
June 28, 2012
The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) began distributing the Epstein Department developed software packages June 12
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SC Engineering Students Build a Racecar, Compete in a National Competition
June 20, 2012
SC Racing team gear up for Formula Society of Automotive Engineers competition with their stronger, faster and more reliable racecar
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Najm Meshkati Discusses Oil Drilling Safety in Major Turkish Newspaper
June 19, 2012
"The Government of Turkey should urgently update and strengthen its offshore oil drilling safety and environmental enforcement and oversight regulatory regimes."
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Professor Milind Tambe Receives Prestigious 2012 IBM Faculty Award
June 04, 2012
Milind Tambe, Professor of Computer Science and Industrial and Systems Engineering, receives an IBM Faculty Award for his proposal on a computational game-theoretic approach aimed at enhancing public safety, security and welfare.
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Najmedin Meshkati Raises Questions About Safety of New Expo Line
June 01, 2012
The Los Angeles Times talks to the USC Viterbi professor about the need for safety upgrades on the new Metro light-rail route.
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'The World is Yours,'  Grad Commencement Speaker Says. 'Go Get It!'
May 12, 2012
A rousing speech by alumnus Feng Deng galvanized graduate degree recipients gathered in Galen Hall
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Evaluating Metrolink’s Deployment of Positive Train Control
May 11, 2012
The USC Viterbi School of Engineering has been funded by the FTA to complete a research study of the implementation of Metrolink’s new Positive Train Control (PTC) system
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Viterbi Students Honored With Order of the Torch
May 08, 2012
Two members of Viterbi’s senior class selected as members of the Order of the Torch, one of USC’s highest student accolades
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How to Prepare for an Anthrax Terror Attack
May 08, 2012
Maged Dessouky's Epstein Department team calculates the contingencies: where to put lifesaving drugs and how much in each location
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Professor Milind Tambe Awarded IFAAMAS Influential Paper Award for 2012
April 25, 2012
Milind Tambe, Professor of Computer Science and Industrial and Systems Engineering, receives the 2012 IFAAMAS Influential Paper Award for his 1997 paper “Towards Flexible Teamwork".
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NASA Discusses Contour Crafting and Lunar Settlement With Behrokh Khoshnevis
April 06, 2012
Supported by the NASA Office of the Chief Technologist's Innovative Advanced Concepts program, Khoshnevis proposes building lunar outposts by preplanting automated construction technology on the moon.
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IMSC Presents the Results of a Year's Work on 'Geo-Immersion'
April 03, 2012
Cyrus Shahabi hosted a day of exploration of the newest work at the Viterbi School's Integrated Media Systems Center, which he directs
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USC Viterbi Co-Hosts Safety Workshop With Metrolink
March 22, 2012
The Los Angeles Times notes that the March 20 program "was the first of its kind to reach out to high-ranking officials who oversee public transit systems."
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Julie Higle Joins USC Viterbi to Lead Epstein Department
January 16, 2012
Newly named Industrial and Systems Engineering Department chair comes from success at Ohio State University
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Barry Boehm Discusses Agile Software Development with <i>Computerworld</i>
November 07, 2011
The director of the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering noted that while the process can get a project fielded early it does have "some failure modes"
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Najmedin Meshkati Stresses Need for Monitoring and Reassessment of Aviation Technology and Training
October 27, 2011
In light of a recent interim report on causes of the fatal 2009, Air France Flight 477 crash, Najm Meshkati warns aviation against complacency in the midst of advances in the industry's technology.
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Najmedin Meshkati Praised for Prophetic Observation on Airliner System Vulnerability
October 17, 2011
A story in Air Transport World recalls the prescient report about the ISE safety expert's warning that it published just three days before the June 1, 2009 Air France disaster
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IIT Bombay Sends High Level Delegation to the Viterbi School
October 14, 2011
Expansion of the iPodia network to the subcontinent is on the agenda, as well as recruitment of USC engineering alumni as faculty
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Chinese Academy Sponsors Symposium Honoring Software Luminary Barry W. Boehm
October 14, 2011
One of the Viterbi School’s most distinguished faculty members spent his 75th birthday in Beijing at an event that underlined USC's international reach
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Motivating Exercise: What's More Cost-Effective, What's Less
October 09, 2011
ISE's Shinyi Wu assembled a precise comparison of 91 recently tried ways to increase physical activity, from coaches to motivator phone calls to simple signs next to elevators
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Metrolink CEO Praises Partnership with USC Viterbi on Safety Culture Class
September 29, 2011
On ProgressiveRailroading.com, John Fenton enthusiastically discusses collaborating with the School to create the unique Rail Safety Certification Program
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September 22, 2011
Viterbi School faculty and staff filled Town and Gown to hear their dean share a stirring list of accomplishments and set a lofty goal
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September 22, 2011
"A nuclear accident anywhere has the potential to be a nuclear accident everywhere," writes the Viterbi School's Najmedin Meshkati in a New York Times op-ed
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Maged Dessouky Finds Better Ways to Timetable L.A. Freight
September 15, 2011
A report on METRANS research focuses on the algorithms to move more tons faster that the ISE professor found analyzing the Southern California rail network
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Azad Madni Named an INCOSE Pioneer
September 05, 2011
The Epstein Department's Madni, whose industrial and military simulation systems changed the course of training and rehearsing for real-world situations, received the 2011 INCOSE Pioneer Award.
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Viterbi Joins with Metrolink to Create Safety Culture
September 02, 2011
USC professor Naj Meshkati and colleagues help 50 Southern California commuter rail leaders study past disasters in order to learn how to prevent future ones
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John Slaughter Welcomes Latest Center for Engineering Diversity Summer Institute Students
August 23, 2011
When John Slaughter was a kid tinkering with electronics, he told 36 incoming Viterbi freshmen, "people who were black or brown didn’t think about being engineers"
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USC Viterbi School and Tsinghua University Hold Fifth Faculty Summit
July 29, 2011
Dean Yannis C. Yortsos led a USC Engineering delegation to THU's Beijing campus, where the topic was “Green and Smart for a Sustainable Future"
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Viterbi Faculty Kuo, Madni, Tambe, Waterman and Willner Draw More Honors
July 21, 2011
Jay Kuo to head IEEE-TIFS; Azad Madni joins ranks of INCOSE Pioneers; Milind Tambe earns more kudos for multi-agent security programs; Michael Waterman receives an honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University; and Alan Willner reels in another IPS award.
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