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Viterbi Newswire 1/09/06


The School will provide classes to working engineers at aerospace firms and NASA through its Distance Education Network.

The Wow Factor!
A Viterbi engineer's experiments have confirmed a mathematical theory of surprise created using basic principles of digital communications.

NSF Supports Grid Computing with $13.3 Million

ISI's Carl Kesselman and Ian Foster at Argonne National Laboratory receive support for a five-year effort to enhance their open-source grid software.

Faculty News

David Kempe Is the Viterbi School's Newest NSF CAREER Winner
The computer scientist will use the $400,000 grant to underwrite five years of research on modeling epidemics in networks.

Irving Reed Publishes Memoirs
One of the Viterbi School's most honored academics, Irving S. Reed tells the story of an engineer's life in his newly published memoirs.

Michel Dubois Elected Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery
A professor in Electrical Engineering-Systems Department, his research focuses on multiprocessor computer architecture, performance and algorithms.

Alan E. Willner Elected President of IEEE LEOS
Willner, a professor of electrical engineering/systems, will lead the 7,500-member society for the next two years.

Shrikanth Narayanan Named ASA Fellow
Narayanan, a multi-talented linguist and engineer, has been named a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America.


Viterbi Senior Volunteers at Remote African Clinic
Fima Macheret, a chemical engineering major, finds meaningful hands-on medical experience at a small fishing village on the west coast of Africa.

Gameday for GamePipe Laboratory
The GamePipe Laboratory education program holds its first student game presentation day for industry as plans mature offer bachelor's and master's degrees.

Circuit Savvy
Clever circuit design by Haiyang 'Henry' Zhu, a masters degree candidate at the Viterbi School, has won him the $1,000 first prize in a national competition.

Viterbi Student Programmers Shine at ACM Competition
The Viterbi School teams have their best outing in memory at the regional (California/Nevada) ACM College Programming Contest

Engineer-Musician Is Finalist for Undergrad Honor
Anna Cheng-Zhi Huang is a finalist for the Computing Research Association 2006 Outstanding Undergraduate Award

Fight On!
CSCI 445 students compete with their LEGO robots at the California Science Center.