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Viterbi Newswire 9/14/05

THE VITERBI NEWSWIRE - 9/14/05


Back to E-School - DEN's Rapid Growth Continues
The USC Viterbi School's Distance Education Network continues growth and expands geographical reach with 1272 students enrolled for fall.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2005/news_20050909.htm

Korean Air and Viterbi School Reach Distance Education Agreement
The Distance Education Network will offer a wide range of graduate engineering programs to Korean Air employees worldwide.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2005/news_20050824.htm

Michael Khoo Elected Fellow of BMES
Michael Khoo, professor and chair of biomedical engineering has been elected a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) in the society's
inaugural class of fellows.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2005/news_20050913.htm

ISI's W. Lewis Johnson Wins DARPA Distinction

W. Lewis Johnson, director of the Center for Advanced Research in Technology for Education (CARTE) at the Information Sciences Institute, is one of only two 2005 winners of DARPA "significant technical achievement" awards.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2005/news_20050819.htm

Viterbi School Robotics Will Shine at NSF Exhibition
The September 16th event, features a webcast on the state of the art of robotics by a  panel chaired by George Bekey, and an exhibit by Stefan Schaal and Laurent Itti.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2005/news_20050907.htm

George Bekey To Be Honored by UCLA

The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering will salute him with its Alumni Achievement in Academia award next November 4,
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2005/news_2005082415282.htm

Computer Science Grad Students Excel in Knowledge Mining Competition

Two computer science graduate students and their advisor win second place honors in the annual Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) sponsored by National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2005/news_20050816.htm

The Einstein Emitter
In a collaboration with University of Texas, John O'Brien, Todd Brun and other Viterbi School nanotechnology researchers are building a device to
detect a quantum pulse of energy from a single photon.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2005/news_20050902.htm

In the News
Many USC Viterbi faculty have been in the news recently.  We apologize that we don't have files for most of the appearances, particularly those by Henry Koffman and Iraj Ershaghi.  The ones we do have can be found at:
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/inthenews/2005/