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Viterbi Newswire 12/04/06

THE VITERBI NEWSWIRE

December 4, 2006
E-Newsletter of the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering


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VITERBI SCHOOL POSITIONED FOR ENERGY FUNDING
USC and the Viterbi School host a forum of the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America, which will shortly begin issuing requests for proposals.

HOSPITALS GET A DOSE OF ENGINEERING FROM THE VITERBI SCHOOL
A team of industrial and systems engineers are using engineering management techniques to reduce delays in safety net hospital

BREAKING THE MEDICAL IMAGE COMMUNICATIONS BARRIER
Grid computing technology developed at the Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute facilitates exchanging high resolution medical images.

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BILL STEIER NAMED AAAS FELLOW
The Viterbi School Electrical Engineer is cited for his work in polymer-based, high-speed opto electronics.

SANJIT MITRA ELECTED TO INDIAN NATIONAL ACADEMY
The professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering has been elected a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.

TERRY LANGDON WINS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Terry Langdon, who has appointments in three USC departments, has received the Albert Sauveur Achievement Award.

MIKE GRUNTMAN WINS ASTRONAUTIC HONOR
The chair of the Viterbi School Astronautics Division has received the 2006 Luigi Napolitano Award for his book on the history of rocketry.

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USC STUDENTS WIN TRANSPORTATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Kelly Pilarski, a building science senior in the Viterbi School's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has won the Los Angeles Chapter Ava Doner undergraduate scholarship.

A COMPUTER FOR EVERY CHILD

New service-learning pilot program has Viterbi students training local elementary students, their teachers and their parents to use latest in computer technology.

VITERBI STUDENTS LEAPFROG TO SUCCESS
The student team spend a semester building a lunar landing prototype in a project that continues.

STUDENT PROGRAMMERS SHINE

USC Viterbi School computer science students finish second after an impressive performance in the ACM Collegiate Programming Contest.

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THE BACTERIA WHISPERERS
Read the USC Trojan Family Magazine article about metal-munching microbes and an interdisciplinary team of researchers in hot pursuit of a cool alternative energy source.