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Viterbi Newswire 11/16/06

THE VITERBI NEWSWIRE
November 16, 2006

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A COMPREHENSIVE ROUNDUP OF THE MING HSIEH RECORD GIFT
Stories about the celebration, the history of the Ming Hsieh Department and all of the news media coverage can be found here:
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/cogent-founder-ming.htm

NAE PRESIDENT CHALLENGES NEW VITERBI SCHOOL CENTER
In a keynote address to the convocation of the new Center for Systems and Software Engineering William Wulf
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/csse-gets-mission.htm

STATE OF THE SCHOOL, FALL 2006
In an address to faculty and staff on September 21, 2006, Dean Yannis Yortsos describes the state of the Viterbi School.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/state-of-the.htm

VITERBI SCHOOL SHARES IN METRANS CENTER RENEWAL
Petros Ioannou, director of the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology and James Moore, chair of the Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, at the Viterbi School, will be part of an interdisciplinary and inter-institutional team.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/viterbi-will-share.htm

IMSC COLLABORATES ON INSTITUTE FOR THE CONNECTED
The Viterbi School's Integrated Media Systems Center, directed by Adam Clayton Powell,will partner with two leading media analysts.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/imsc-will-partner.htm

ANNENBERG-IMSC IMMERSIVE SOUND INNITIATIVE
The two partners have expanded their relationship with the Annenberg Center has increased support for IMSC research focusing on immersive sound.
http://www.usc.edu/uscnews/stories/12915.html

SHOULD WE DEFEND AIRLINERS AGAINST MISSILE ATTACKS?
A CREATE study addresses the short and long-term costs of introducing a new missile detection system to safeguard airline passengers.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/should-we-protect.htm

FACULTY 

CHRIS KYRIAKAKIS WINS 2006 WORLD TECHNOLOGY AWARD
The electrical engineer and IMSC deputy director is honored for his wizardry in capturing and rendering multichannel sound to create immersive environments.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/immersive-sound-wizard.htm

ISI VETERANS WIN INTERNET SOCIETY'S TOP HONOR
Bob Braden and Joyce K. Reynolds receive the Jonathan B. Postel Service Award.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/isi-veterans-win.htm

TWO BEST PAPER AWARDS
Electrical engineering students and faculty with the Integrated Media Systems Center and the Signal and Image Processing Institute win best paper awards.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/two-best-paper.htm

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MORE THAN BRICKS AND MORTAR
Viterbi students provide some long distance design help to an impoverished African community.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/more-than-bricks.htm

BOOKS AND BLANKIES
A literacy program founded by Viterbi undergrad and trustee scholar Robyn Strumpf, takes hold in L.A. and communities abroad. Read this profile to be published in the next USC Viterbi Engineer magazine.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/project-books-and.htm

VITERBI STUDENTS WOWED BY WOMEN IN COMPUTING CONFERENCE
Six students funded by the USC Women in Science and Engineering join 1300 of their peers to focus on research and career interests.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/five-viterbi-students.htm

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Mike Zyda and Dean Yannis Yortsos are featured in a Fox News 11 story about USC's new degrees in videogames.
http://www.myfoxla.com/myfox/MyFox/pages/sidebar_video.jsp?contentId=1467228&version=1&locale=EN-US

On TrojanVision, Dean Yannis Yortsos discusses his career at USC, how he became dean of the Viterbi School, rankings, the excitement of engineering and much more on Trojan Vision Television.
http://www.trojanvision.com/media/view/?id=168