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Viterbi Newswire 3/19/07

THE VITERBI NEWSWIRE - March 19, 2007

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

MOST INFLUENTIAL PAPER OF THE DECADE
Computer Science Chair Gerard Medioni is honored for a paper presented in 1996.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/computer-science-chair.htm

CISOFT HEADS INTO FOURTH YEAR GOING STRONG 
The Viterbi School's Chevron-funded center continues to expand, involve more faculty and students, and Chevron professionals.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/cisoft-going-strong.htm

SUPERBOTS THAT WALK, WIGGLE AND ROLL
Learn all about Wei-Min Shen's incredible reconfigurable Superbots and see video of them in action.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/vivid-videos-demonstrate.htm

LESS POWER AND MORE DATA EXTENDS BATTERY LIFE
Wei Ye, researcher at the Information Sciences Institute, has developed a new protocol that dramatically improves the energy efficiency of sensornets.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/monitoring-with-minimum85536.htm

VITERBI FACULTY HONORED AT CONVOCATION
Herbert Schorr wins the Presidential Medallion, USC's highest honor.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/isi-director-wins.htm

Alexander Sawchuk receives the USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching. Bart Kosko wins the Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/two-hsieh-department.htm

SANJIT MITRA EXTENDS LIST OF AWARDS
The Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering professor becomes a Foreign Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI).
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/hsieh-department-s.htm

NANOTECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
In the first Spitzer Lecture, Caltech's Jim Heath says that nanotechnology will change the rules of medicine.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/first-william-g.htm

ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS HEADS FOR HONDURAS
Students from the Viterbi School chapter of Engineers without Borders spent their spring break to help bring water to a Honduras village.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/usc-sengineers-without.htm

E-WEEK IS A BIG HIT
Pies hit professors; students hit each other in jousts; and you'll want to hit this story!
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/e-week-is.htm

WTS HOSTS U.S. TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY
Students from the Viterbi School, attended a WTS (Women's Transportation Seminar) dinner with Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/usc-student-engineers.htm

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING STUDENT WINS SCHOLARSHIP
Kim Pacheco is also a Viterbi student ambassador and co-captain of the concrete canoe crew.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/structural-engineering-student.htm

LIVIN' LARGE, GIVIN' LARGE
Viterbi student Dolce Wang, who won a brand new Chevrolet Aveo gives the cash value to a small school in a Ghana village.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/livin-large-givin.htm

BAMBOO: NEW IDEAS FOR AN OLD BUILDING MATERIAL 
Civil Engineer Yan Xiao is organizing an international conference on emerging bamboo technology.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/a-bamboo-bridge.htm