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Viterbi Newswire 8/22/07

THE VITERBI NEWSWIRE – August 22, 2007


SIX NEW FACULTY TO JOIN VITERBI SCHOOL
The six include two full professors, one associate professor and three assistant professors.

CREATE STUDIES SHOW THREAT TO PORTS AND POWER GRIDS
Two studies from the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) directed by the Viterbi School’s Detlof von Winterfeldt looks at potential dirty bomb attack.

NANOTECHNOLOGIST NAMED TO EARLY CAREER CHAIR

Chongwu Zhou of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering has been named the first holder of the Jack Munushian Early Career Chair.

ENGINEERING THE MOUTH
The USC Viterbi School, School of Dentsitry and biological sciences join forces for a new minor in Craniofacial and Dental Technology.

H. K. CHENG 1923-2007
H. K. Cheng, distinguished professor emeritus of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the Viterbi School, has died.

A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR MEDICAL ROBOTS
Renowned Viterbi School robotics pioneer George Bekey, tells investors about new robotic biomedical devices moving from the lab to clinical practice.

VITERBI STUDENTS BUILD UNDERWATER ROBOT
SeaBee II, a 50-pound robotic submarine equipped with cameras, arms and a novel cooling system, is looking for treasure in an international competition.

VITERBI BIDS FAREWELL TO IIT SUMMER INTERNS
After eight weeks of hands-on research with Viterbi faculty, students from the Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur celebrate at a farewell luncheon.

LINCOLN DIARY

A group of Viterbi School faculty and staff meet a number of USC alums when they visit a Nimitz Class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

INTRODUCING THE VITERBI STORE!
For several months, the USC Bookstore has had Viterbi merchandise for sale. Now it is available online at the Viterbi Store.

IN THE NEWS
Hank Koffman, director of the Construction Engineering Program appears on Larry King Live and widely interviewed following the Minneapolis bridge collapse.

Mike Zyda is guest editor of the July issue of the prestigious Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery. 

New Scientist interviews nuclear safety expert Najm Meshkati about his 1986 visit to Chernobyl following the catastrophic meltdown. 

Computerworld’s 40th anniversary issue names the late Jon Postel, ISI’s Internet savant, as one of “10 IT People Who Mattered in the Past 40 Years.”