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Viterbi Newswire 1/09/06

THE VITERBI NEWSWIRE - 1/09/06
 
Viterbi School Signs Agreement To Provide Antelope Valley Classes
The School will provide classes to working engineers at aerospace firms and NASA through its Distance Education Network.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/tools/download/?asset=/assets/002/21555.pdf&name=palmdale.pdf

The Wow Factor!
A Viterbi engineer's experiments have confirmed a mathematical theory of surprise created using basic principles of digital communications.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2005/2005_05_23_surprise.htm

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.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2005/news_20051129.htm
 

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.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2005/news_20051213.htm

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.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2005/news_2005122122180.htm

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.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2005/news_20051221.htm
 
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.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2005/news_20051214.htm

Shrikanth Narayanan Named ASA Fellow
Narayanan, a multi-talented linguist and engineer, has been named a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2005/news_20051117.htm


Students

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.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2005/news_20051209.htm
 
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.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2005/news_20051222.htm

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.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2005/news_20051220.htm

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
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2005/news_2005120221590.htm
 
Engineer-Musician Is Finalist for Undergrad Honor
Anna Cheng-Zhi Huang is a finalist for the Computing Research Association 2006 Outstanding Undergraduate Award
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2005/news_20051202.htm

Fight On!
CSCI 445 students compete with their LEGO robots at the California Science Center.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2005/news_2005120221606.htm