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Viterbi Newswire 9/24/07

THE VITERBI NEWSWIRE – September 24, 2007

“A CRUCIBLE FOR NEW AND INNOVATIVE IDEAS”
Dean Yannis C. Yortsos announces a new Division of Engineering Education that will focus on undergraduate and Master’s level engineering education.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/viterbi-school-announces.htm

SURROUNDED BY SMART PEOPLE
Dean Yannis C. Yortsos welcomes incoming freshmen and transfer students.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/surrounded-by-smart.htm

TWO FACULTY WIN OKAWA AWARDS
C.C. Jay Kuo, professor of electrical engineering, and Stefan Schaal, associate professor of computer science, are the latest of a long string of Viterbi recipients.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/two-viterbi-faculty112653.htm

BARRY BOEHM: THE KUDOS KEEP COMING
Special symposia and exclusive events pay tribute to USC’s software pioneer.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/barry-boehm-the.htm

JERRY MENDEL RECEIVES A FUZZY AWARD FROM IEEE
The electrical engineering professor, in his 34th year at USC, receives the 2008 Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award from the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/ieee-hong-kong.htm

PUTTING HIS FINGER ON HAND MECHANICS
New professor to two USC schools, biomedical engineer Francisco Valero-Cuevas is studying the mechanics of the hand.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/putting-his-finger.htm 

ANOTHER SPE AWARD FOR IRAJ ERSHAGHI
The Viterbi petroleum engineering professor will receive the Western North America Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/ershaghi-receives-another.htm

ANOTHER VITERBI EDITOR @ AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS
The very distinguished George Bekey passes the editorship baton to another Viterbi School roboticist Prof. Gaurav Sukhatme.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/another-viterbi-faculty.htm

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SPACEFLIGHT
Astronautics professor Mike Gruntman looks back at Sputnik and ahead to interstellar exploration during the AIAA anniversary celebration of space.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/50-years-of.htm

VITERBI ALUMNA RETURNS TO WORK WITH GAMEPIPE
Donna Djordjevich (MSCS’06), now Sandia computer scientist, is the PI on a project to create an interactive game to aid decisionmakers.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/viterbi-alumna-returns.htm

TSINGHUA STUDENTS COMPLETE VITERBI RESEARCH INTERNSHIP
Eight undergraduates from China’s top engineering school impress Viterbi School faculty with their engineering prowess in the first year of a new program.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/students-first-to.htm

ISI STUDENTS SHOW THEIR (ARTIFICIAL) INTELLIGENCE
The Viterbi School’s Information Sciences Institute honors graduate students doing artificial intelligence research.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/isi-competition-shows.htm

FIRST VITERBI MASTERS SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED
Fifteen domestic masters students win scholarships to inaugurate a new program that also aims to increase diversity. Three students also win cash awards.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/fifteen-win-viterbi.htm

TROJAN THUNDER
Stan Settles hits 206 MPH at the Bonneville Salt Flats Speedway. He wants to go faster.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/trojan-thunder-hits.htm

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