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Viterbi Newswire 6/12/07

THE VITERBI NEWSWIRE – JUNE 12, 2007

 

VITERBI SCHOOL BUILDS BRIDGES WITH CHINA’S TOP TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Viterbi and Tsinghua deans agree to establish a strategic partnership while faculty from both schools collaborate in workshop.

A TREE SPROUTS IN KOREA
The Viterbi School and Korea Aerospace University commemorate a new Memorandum of Understanding by planting a tree.

SOL GOLOMB FETED
A workshop to celebrate Sol Golomb’s 75th birthday attracts a bevy of international Scholars.

INSIGHTS FROM THE NSF
Viterbi’s Tim Pinkston, on loan to the National Science Foundation, shares his insights about research directions in computer systems architecture.

FUJI’S JAMES BAKER NAMED IMSC DIRECTOR
James Baker, CEO of Fuji Xerox’s Palo Alto Laboratory succeeds Adam Clayton Powell III as director of the Integrated Media Systems Center.

BINH TRAN TAKES REINS AT DEN
The Viterbi School’s Distance Education Network, the leading provider of graduate education among research universities gets a new leader.

JAMES MOORE ELECTED TO LEADERSHIP POST
James Moore is re-appointed department chair and elected to the leadership of the Council of the Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads.

BARRY BOEHM CELEBRATED IN NEW BOOK
“Software Engineering,” edited by Northrup Grumman’s software chief brings together the key contributions of the Viterbi School’s software guru.

IT’S A BOAT! IT’S A BIRD! IT’S ROBODUCK!
RoboDuck, created by a team Viterbi roboticists, is helping a USC biologist monitor the waters of King Harbor in Redondo Beach.

WHAT IF…
A team at the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events is helping policymakers with a quick, consistent way to quantify risk.

DEL CARBON FLIES AGAIN  

Viterbi astronautics students pursue their goal of reaching space through the USC Rocket Propulsion Lab.

GAMES STUDENTS PLAY, AND MAKE
Viterbi undergrads in Principles of Software Development created their own videogame in the school’s new computer science videogame development program.

VIDEOGAME STUDENTS STRUT THEIR STUFF FOR INDUSTRY 
The Viterbi School’s fourth GamePipe Lab Demo Day attracts another capacity crowd and wows industry reps.

USC VIDEOGAME PROGRAM
An account of the GamePipe Lab’s “game day” is covered by “CNET” and the “New York Times.”

BAT FLIGHT RESEARCH RECEIVES WIDE COVERAGE 
Geoff Spedding research on the aerodynamics of bat flight published in Science, receives wide coverage.