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Viterbi Newswire 1/18/07

THE VITERBI NEWSWIRE - January 18, 2007


E-Newsletter of the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering

SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER HOSTS MINORITY ENGINEERING WORKSHOP
The Viterbi School applauds 24 talented underrepresented minority engineering undergraduate students for their parallel computing prowess.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/campus-advanced-parallel.htm

FIVE VITERBI FACULTY PROMOTED TO PROFESSOR
Computer scientists Ramesh Govindan, Aiichiro Nakano and Milind Tambe; civil engineer Najmedin Meshkati; and electrical engineer Eun Sok Kim are promoted to the full professor.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/recent-faculty-promotions.htm

TWO EE FACULTY NAMED IEEE FELLOWS
Urbashi Mitra and Antonio Ortega
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/two-electrical-engineering.htm

IMSC SOUND MAGICIAN WINS IEEE HONOR
Tomlinson Holman is recognized for the THX movie theater sound system with the 2007 Masaru Ibuka Award.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/imsc-sound-magician.htm

SEEDING A CENTER FOR HEART DISEASE RESEARCH
Biomedical engineer and physician John Hsiai will form a Cardiovascular Research Core with faculty from seven departments in five USC schools.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/viterbi-school-biomedical.htm

MAPPING THE BRAIN
A Viterbi computer scientist produces software to turn printed brain atlases into powerful multimedia resources.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/software-speeds-and.htm

GAMEDAY AT GAMEPIPE
The GamePipe Lab showcases student videogames for industry executives.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/gamepipe-game-day.htm

THE FUTURE OF NEWS
On PBS' News Hour, Adam Clayton Powell III, director of the Viterbi School's multimedia and Internet ERC predicts a rise in "microlocal"
Internet applications.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/media/jan-june07/media_01-01.html

CIVIL ENGINEER TO STUDY PORT POLLUTION
The Long Beach Press Telegram reports on Constantinos Sioutas' new study of ultrafine smog particles around the Port of Long Beach.
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