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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.

SURROUNDED BY SMART PEOPLE

Dean Yannis C. Yortsos welcomes incoming freshmen and transfer students.

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.

BARRY BOEHM: THE KUDOS KEEP COMING
Special symposia and exclusive events pay tribute to USC’s software pioneer.

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.

PUTTING HIS FINGER ON HAND MECHANICS
New professor to two USC schools, biomedical engineer Francisco Valero-Cuevas is studying the mechanics of the hand.

ANOTHER SPE AWARD FOR IRAJ ERSHAGHI

The Viterbi petroleum engineering professor will receive the Western North America Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award.

ANOTHER VITERBI EDITOR @ AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS
The very distinguished George Bekey passes the editorship baton to another Viterbi School roboticist Prof. Gaurav Sukhatme.

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.

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.

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.

ISI STUDENTS SHOW THEIR (ARTIFICIAL) INTELLIGENCE
The Viterbi School’s Information Sciences Institute honors graduate students doing artificial intelligence research.

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.

TROJAN THUNDER

Stan Settles hits 206 MPH at the Bonneville Salt Flats Speedway. He wants to go faster.

 

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