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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.

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.

TWO EE FACULTY NAMED IEEE FELLOWS

Urbashi Mitra and Antonio Ortega

IMSC SOUND MAGICIAN WINS IEEE HONOR
Tomlinson Holman is recognized for the THX movie theater sound system with the 2007 Masaru Ibuka Award.

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.

MAPPING THE BRAIN
A Viterbi computer scientist produces software to turn printed brain atlases into powerful multimedia resources.

GAMEDAY AT GAMEPIPE

The GamePipe Lab showcases student videogames for industry executives.

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.

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.