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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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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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Music Man
August 19, 2014
Top 35 Global Innovator: George Ban-Weiss taps his creativity to distinguish himself academically and musically.
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This is Your Heart on Chips.  Now, This is Your Heart On a Chip.
August 19, 2014
Top 35 Global Innovator: Heart disease claimed nearly 600,000 lives last year; Megan McCain’s research replicates those effects on a 2.5 cm “organ-on-chip.”
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Shang-Hua Teng Named Simons Investigator
August 04, 2014
Computer science professor Shang-Hua Teng is named a 2014 Simons Investigator
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NAE: Jernej Barbic to Participate in NAE Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
July 11, 2014
Jernej Barbic is selected to participate in the NAE Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.
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Motor Sport: Mechanical Engineering Student Jason Zide Wins Infiniti Competition
July 07, 2014
Mechanical Engineering student Jason Zide is named a winner in the Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy competition.
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USC Racing On The Move
July 02, 2014
USC Racing successfully competes in ​all events at ​Formula SAE Lincoln.
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Programming World Finals
June 25, 2014
USC ranks in the top 5 among North American teams at the 38th ACM-ICPC World Final
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Ellis Meng Receives Award from ASEE Engineering Research Council
June 18, 2014
Ellis Meng receives the ASEE Engineering Research Council's Curtis W. McGraw Research Award
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David Kempe Receives 2014 ACM SIGecom Best Paper Award
June 17, 2014
David Kempe & team receive Best Paper award from the ACM Special Interest Group on Electronic Commerce
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Dean Yortsos Inducted Into the Academy of Athens
June 10, 2014
USC Viterbi School Dean Yannis Yortsos is the newest associate member of Greece's national academy
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USC Viterbi Student Is a Finalist in Infiniti's Global Formula One Engineering Competition
June 06, 2014
Jason Zide is a US finalist in Infiniti's search for the world's next Formula One engineering star
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USC Viterbi Dean Yannis C. Yortsos Elected to the Academy of Athens
June 05, 2014
The Academy of Athens elects Yannis Yortsos as an Associate Member
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Judith Love Cohen Honored for Supporting Girls in STEM
May 30, 2014
Astronautical Advisory Board member & alumna awarded IEEE-USA Distinguished Literary Contributions Award
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Maja Matarić Named a Top 10 Influential Female Engineer by Design News
May 27, 2014
Maja Matarić recognized for her research in robot navigation and building assistive robots
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Nora Ayanian Named in NerdScholar's 40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire
May 27, 2014
Nora Ayanian is recognized for her work in robotics
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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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2014 USC Viterbi Undergraduate Awards
May 15, 2014
Students are recognized and celebrated for their academic, leadership and service achievements
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2014 USC Viterbi Faculty & Staff Awards Ceremony
May 07, 2014
On the 10-year anniversary of the Viterbi naming gift, Dean Yortsos highlights top talent that has made USC Viterbi "one of nation’s best and most dynamic."
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Ying Li is First Recipient of ALCF's Margaret Butler Fellowship
May 06, 2014
The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility awards Ying Li its inaugural fellowship
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Costas Synolakis Receives Sergey Soloviev Medal
May 06, 2014
The European Geosciences Union awards Costas Synolakis the 2014 Sergey Soloviev Medal
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USC AeroDesign Team Wins National Flight Competition
April 29, 2014
On it's 25th anniversary, the AeroDesign Team won the Global Cessna/Raytheon Missile Systems Student Design/Build/Fly Competition
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Viterbi Awards Meets The Academy Awards
April 25, 2014
In a new twist, the 36th Annual Viterbi Awards spotlights winners of this year’s Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition.
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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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Andrea Hodge Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree from Northwestern
April 22, 2014
Andrea Hodge to give John E. Hillard Memorial Lecture on May 15
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Michael Kassner Named Choong Hoon Cho Chair
April 16, 2014
Michael Kassner named USC Viterbi's inaugural Choong Hoon Cho Chair in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
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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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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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USC Viterbi Student Receives HENAAC Scholarship
March 31, 2014
Northrop Grumman Corporation awards scholarship to computer science student Stephanie Aceves
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Former ONR Director Installed As New Chair
March 30, 2014
USC Viterbi’s Michael Kassner becomes the inaugural Choong Hoon Cho Chair in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
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Dean Yortsos named an Outstanding Referee of the Physical Review
March 17, 2014
American Physical Society names Yannis Yortsos as a Outstanding Referee of the Physical Review
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USC Viterbi doctoral student wins prestigious Google Fellowship
March 13, 2014
Fellowship awarded for groundbreaking work on software for social networks.
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USC Games Ranked #1 in Both Graduate & Undergraduate Game Design
March 11, 2014
The Princeton Review ranks the USC Viterbi - USC Cinematic Arts graduate game design program #1 in the US and Canada for 5th year in a row
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USC Viterbi-Launched Company Wins at MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference
March 10, 2014
Second Spectrum, founded by Rajiv Maheswaran and Yu-Han Chang, wins Best Paper Award
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2014 OCEC Banquet Recognizes Best of Engineering In Southern California
March 04, 2014
USC Viterbi professor wins top honor For iPodia initiative, long-term contributions to profession
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The Times of India: ITT Madras Honors Viterbi Professor
February 25, 2014
Ramesh Govindan receives IIT-Madras Distinguished Alumnus Award
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Honoring new NAE members Iraj Ershaghi and Geraldine Knatz
February 24, 2014
New academy members receive engineering's highest honors
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Jernej Barbič Awarded Sloan Research Fellowship
February 20, 2014
Barbič honored as an outstanding early-career scientist in computer science
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Milind Tambe Receives USC Associates Award for Creativity in Research
February 19, 2014
USC recognizes Tambe for intellectual and artistic achievement
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Bo Jin receives the “Award for Excellence in Teaching”
February 18, 2014
Bo Jin, a teaching assistant in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, was awarded the “Award for Excellence in Teaching” by the USC Office of the Provost for consistent excellence in the classroom.
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The Fleischer Prize in Green Technology
February 12, 2014
USC Viterbi Students encouraged to apply
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University Professor Emeritus George Bekey Gives Back
February 10, 2014
He and his wife's namesake award recognizes robotics students’ service.
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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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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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Burcin Becerik-Gerber Receives NSF Career Award
January 14, 2014
National Science Foundation awards Becerik-Gerber a Faculty Career Development grant
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C-Suite Quarterly: Hao Li and USC Viterbi Students Named NextGen Innovators
January 14, 2014
Hao Li and AIO Robotics inventors in CSQ's list of "Under 40s at the Top"
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USC Viterbi’s Online Computer Science MS Program Repeats No.1 Ranking
January 07, 2014
DEN@Viterbi again ranks as the top online CS program in North America
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Programming Victory
December 13, 2013
USC ACM-ICPC Southern California Champion Third Time Running
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Ted Berger Named a 2013 Global Thinker by Foreign Policy
December 11, 2013
Ted Berger chosen by FP for his innovation in biomedical engineering
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Milind Tambe Named a 2013 ACM Fellow
December 10, 2013
Tambe honored for transformative advances in computing
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Mark Humayun Named First Director of USC Eye Institute
November 25, 2013
Humayun leads transformative research and eye care services at USC
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In the 10
November 21, 2013
USC featured in "The CNN 10: Inventions"
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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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Health, Technology and Engineering Program Wins for Innovation
November 06, 2013
HTE@USC team StemJet wins the Most Innovative Award at 2013 Innovator Showcase
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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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Optical Society Elects USC Viterbi’s Alan Willner as 2014 Vice President
October 17, 2013
Willner to serve as president during OSA's 100th Anniversary in 2016
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USC Viterbi-Founded Company Wins Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award
October 11, 2013
SynTouch LLC, co-founded by Gerald Loeb, recognized for robotics work
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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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A Four-Peat Win for USC Viterbi SAIL
October 03, 2013
The USC Signal Analysis Interpretation Lab (SAIL) wins in the 2013 Interspeech Challenge for a record fourth time
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Research making noisy audio cleaner wins best paper award
October 03, 2013
Viterbi PhD students’ effort wins best paper award at the top conference, Interspeech 2013
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USC Team Wins at Biomedical Engineering Society Entrepreneurship Competition
October 01, 2013
USC's BME team wins 1st place and "People's Choice" Award at BMES 2013
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The Brilliant Armani
September 16, 2013
Professor Andrea Armani is one of Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10”
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Academy of Athens
August 23, 2013
USC Viterbi School of Engineering Dean Yannis Yortsos Elected to the Academy of Athens
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MIT Technology Review Names USC Viterbi’s Hao Li a Top Young Innovator
August 21, 2013
With Li’s selection, the USC Viterbi School has amassed more “Top Innovators Under 35” amongst its full-time junior faculty than any university since 2009
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Programming to Win
July 25, 2013
USC Viterbi Places 3rd among North American teams at the World Finals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest
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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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Building A Global, Solutions-Focused IEEE
July 18, 2013
USC alumnus José Roberto Boisson de Marca aims to advance technology and solve global problems as IEEE president
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Burcin Becerik-Gerber Selected to Participate in NAE's 2013 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
July 09, 2013
The symposium will cover cutting-edge developments in four areas: Designing and Analyzing Social Networks, Cognitive Manufacturing, Energy: Reducing our Dependence on Fossil Fuels, and Flexible Electronics
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Tracy Charles Gets Staff Recognition Award
June 10, 2013
Cited for "outstanding job performance, dedication."
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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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Maja Matarić Honored at the Anita Borg Institute’s Women of Vision Awards Banquet
June 04, 2013
ABI recognizes Prof. Matarić's innovative work in socially assistive robotics
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USC IMSC Receives 2013 Oracle Spatial and Graph Excellence Award
May 22, 2013
USC Viterbi's IMSC is recognized for its education and research in location analytics
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2013 Undergraduate Viterbi Awards
May 16, 2013
Students recognized for outstanding academic achievement, leadership and service
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Ted Berger receives 2013 EMBS Academic Career Achievement Award
May 14, 2013
In recognition for his outstanding, continuous research in cortical prosthetics
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Andrew Viterbi Inducted Into National Inventors Hall of Fame
May 07, 2013
USC Viterbi School of Engineering namesake is recognized for his innovations in communications technology.
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Big Possibilities in Big Data
May 06, 2013
An award from DARPA puts the Viterbi School at the forefront of a new science frontier
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Creating The World That Never Was
April 25, 2013
The Viterbi School Launches $500 Million Fundraising Initiative
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Ted Berger's pioneering work hailed as a top-10 breakthrough technology in MIT Technology Review's annual list
April 23, 2013
The David Packard Professor of Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Neuroscience and Director of the Center for Neural Engineering is helping to define the way we think about experimentation showing it is possible to correct for memory loss with implanted electrodes
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AME Student Team wins 1st place at the AIAA Region VI Student Paper Competition
April 21, 2013
USC Viterbi Team of Aditya Vaidyanathan, David Kingman and Theresa Kurth rises to the top among 11 Institutions with the paper “When do Endplates Work?”
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USC Viterbi Alumnus Nominated for 2013 European Inventor of the Year Award
April 12, 2013
Philipp Koehn (PhD ’03) is nominated for his work in machine translation
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CiSoft Alliance Wins OCEC 2013 Engineering Project of the Year Award
April 04, 2013
The Orange County Engineering Council recognizes the CiSoft Alliance for exceptional engineering
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Mike Gruntman is inducted into the IAA
March 29, 2013
USC Viterbi Professor Mike Gruntman was inducted as a new member of the International Academy of Astronautics during their spring meeting.
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NAE Awards one of only two Grainger Grants this year to Andrea Armani
March 28, 2013
The Grainger Grants give Frontiers of Engineering participants the opportunity to pursue ideas stimulated at the U.S. FOE symposium and allow for collaboration and the execution of innovative projects aimed at improving our quality of life.
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Yan Liu Wins NSF Career Award
March 26, 2013
Computer scientist leverages Big Data to better understand the world
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USC Viterbi Ranked a 'Top Ten' Engineering School
March 13, 2013
U.S. News & World Report ranks USC Viterbi in top ten Best Graduate Schools of Engineering and No. 1 in Best Online Graduate Engineering Program.
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USC Ranked #1 Graduate Game Design School in North America
March 12, 2013
The Princeton Review names the USC Viterbi - USC Cinematic Arts graduate game design program the best in the US and Canada.
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Maja Matarić Receives Anita Borg Institute’s Women of Vision Award in Innovation
March 05, 2013
The Anita Borg Institute awards Maja Matarić the 2013 Women of Vision Award in Innovation for her work in robotics.
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Malancha Gupta Wins NSF Career Award
March 05, 2013
Chemical engineer plans to deepen research on porous polymer coatings
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Reception in Honor of Solomon Golomb, Recipient of the 2013 National Medal of Science
February 21, 2013
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USC Viterbi faculty selected as Sloan Research Fellow
February 21, 2013
Fei Sha has been selected as a Research Fellow by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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Maja Matarić Named First Inaugural Chan Soon-Shiong Chair
February 16, 2013
Matarić received this distinction for her work using robots to improve human health.
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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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USC Viterbi’s Graduate Online Engineering Programs Ranked No. 1
January 16, 2013
Continually innovating for more than 40 years, online engineering education at Viterbi is recognized with superlative rankings by U.S. News and World Report
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Sol Golomb Named Among Nation’s Top Scientists, Innovators
December 22, 2012
President Obama to confer National Medal of Science, the highest honor bestowed by U.S. government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors
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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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The Champions Reloaded: USC Computer Science Students Win Southern California Programming Contest Again
November 26, 2012
For the second consecutive year USC Viterbi School of Engineering computer science students placed first at the annual ACM Southern California Programming Contest, defeating teams across Southern California
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Paul Debevec In Oscar's Company
November 19, 2012
CS professor and associate director for graphics research at USC ICT inducted into Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Debevec's work also appears in “Avatar” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."
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Danny Cohen Inducted into Internet Hall of Fame
November 15, 2012
Computer Science Pioneer and Former ISI Researcher Celebrated for Work on USC/ISI ATOMIC, Prototype for Myrinet
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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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AME Students Earn First Place in AIAA Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition
October 31, 2012
A team of Viterbi AME students, joined by students from UCLA and Cal State LA, won First Place at the AIAA 2011-2012 Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition with the proposal for "Ghost", a new stealth bomber
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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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DARPA awards $2.3 million grant to restore lost memory function
October 16, 2012
The REMIND program, which aims to develop a prosthetic implant that helps the brain overcome injury, has received yet another grant from the government. Initial testing has been successful on mice and researchers are preparing to move on to testing on the Rhesus monkey, whose brain is very similar to that of a human.
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Alumnus elected 2014 President of the IEEE
October 15, 2012
Jose Roberto B. de Marca is the 2013 President Elect of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
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ONR honors Dr. Michael Kassner
October 09, 2012
ONR honors Dr. Michael Kassner, former director of research, for his contributions as he prepares to return to USC following his two-year tenure with the command.
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2012 Acta Materiala Gold Medal
October 05, 2012
Professor Terence G. Langdon is the winner of the 2012 Acta Materialia Gold Medal. This prestigious award, which is selected by a panel of international judges, recognizes major contributions and leadership in Materials Science.
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Professor Malancha Gupta Selected to Participate in NAE’s 2012 FOEE Symposium
October 05, 2012
Malancha Gupta, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering has been selected to participate in this year’s Frontiers of Engineering Education, a symposium that brings together highly innovative educators at the forefront of creative learning methods.
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USC Viterbi Student Wins Astronaut Scholarship
September 25, 2012
The Astronaut Scholarship is the largest STEM merit award given in the United States
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Astani Department Students Win Best Paper Awards
August 31, 2012
Ph.D. students Charles DeVore and Hadi Meidani lauded at EMI/PMC 2012
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Technology Review Recognizes Burcin Becerik-Gerber as One of the World’s Top Young Innovators
August 21, 2012
An assistant professor in the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Becerik-Gerber marks the sixth TR35 distinction for USC Viterbi in the last four years.
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Professor Ellis Meng Recognized as One of MD+DI’s 40 Under 40
July 04, 2012
Ellis Meng, Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, is chosen as one of MD+DI’s 40 Medtech Innovators Under 40 for her entrepreneurship, leadership and research to advance medical micro-devices.
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Professor Malancha Gupta Awarded Prestigious ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator Grant
July 03, 2012
Malancha Gupta, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science is awarded a Doctoral New Investigator grant from ACS PRF for her proposal, “Green Solventless Fabrication of Ionic Liquid/Polymer Composites Using Vapor Phase Polymerization”.
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