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Viterbi Newswire 10/02/06

THE VITERBI NEWSWIRE

October 2, 2006

 
VITERBI CLASS OF 2010 IS THE STRONGEST EVER
Fall, 2006 at the USC Viterbi School semester show a 30-point gain on SAT scores over last year making it the brightest class in Viterbi School
history.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/class-of-2010.htm

KIRK SHUNG RECEIVES $5 MILLION NIH GRANT
USC's Ultrasonic Transducer Resource Center will develop the next generation of high frequency ultrasonic arrays and scanners.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/kirk-shung-receives.htm

ENTANGLEMENT UNTIES TOUGH QUANTUM INFORMATION PROBLEM
Viterbi researchers make a quantum computing breakthrough with error correction coding. Their study is published in Science.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/entanglement-unties-a.htm

BMES SPARKS NEW GENERATION OF PROSTHETICS
An upcoming USC Viterbi Engineer magazine story explore revolutionary prosthetics from the Viterbi School's Biomimetic MicroElectronic Systems Center.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/a-revolution-in.htm

ISI TO LEAD $1.5 MILLION NASA MICRO SATELLITE PROJECT
The Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute will play the lead role in a NASA project that will use space satellites to capture data from sensor networks.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/isi-building-1.htm

VITERBI FACULTY WIN OKAWA GRANTS
Robotics expert Gaurav Sukhatme and information systems engineer Giuseppe Caire have won 2006 Okawa Foundation research grants.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/robotics-expert-gaurav.htm

C.C. JAY KUO TAKES REINS AT SIPI
The USC Signal and Image Processing Institute has a new director.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/c-c-jay.htm

TECHNOLOGY GURU JOINS INTEGRATED MEDIA SYSTEMS CENTER
Cory Doctorow is selected as the first holder of the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at the Viterbi School's Integrated Media Systems Center
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/technology-guru-joins.htm

NEW HONORS FOR SANJIT MITRA
The Varra Professor receives the IEEE Signal Processing Education Award
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/sanjit-mitra-honored.htm

FLIGHTS OF THE SCTINGRAY
A radical flying wing design by Viterbi School undergrads takes fourth place in the 2006 AIAA Design/Build/Fly International Competition.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/the-flights-of.htm

IN THE NEWS

The Chronicle of Higher Education had feature on USC's six-year-old Women in Science and
Engineering program
http://viterbi.usc.edu/tools/download/?asset=/assets/026/50327.pdf&name=chronicleWISE.pdf

Bart Kosko interviewed on Weekend America about the History of Noise
http://weekendamerica.publicradio.org/programs/index_20060826.html