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Viterbi Newswire 10/30/07

THE VITERBI NEWSWIRE – October 30, 2007

TWO VITERBI FACULTY NAMED AS AAAS FELLOWS
Provost C. L. Max Nikias and Senior Associate Dean Maja Mataric are recognized for outstanding contributions in science and engineering.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/aaas.htm  

VITERBI RANKED 12TH IN THE WORLD
The 2007 Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings are based on hard data that is not self-submitted.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/viterbi-school-engineering.htm  

Daily Trojan Story
http://www.dailytrojan.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticlePrinterFriendly&uStory_id=98cb3931-afe4-47c8-8217-046172777914  

AL MANN HONORED AT BIOMEDICAL SOCIETY MEETING
The USC Trustee and member of the Board of Councilors delivers the plenary lecture and receives the society’s Distinguished Lecturer Award.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/alfred-e-mann.htm  

IIE PRESIDENT DELIVERS INAUGURAL RECHTIN LECTURE
Louis Martin-Vega emphasizes fundamental shifts in thinking and education to keep pace with 21st Century industrial processes and systems.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/nc-state-engineering.htm  

NIH FUNDS AUTISM CENTER
A multi-institution team led by Clara Lajonchere, research assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, wins an $8 million grant.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/viterbi-faculty-to.htm  

VITERBI SHARES IN $5 MILLION GRANT TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
ISI’s Robert Neches is helping Jeffrey S. Upperman, MD, design next-generation pediatric emergency response systems.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/5m-dhhs-grant.htm  

VITERBI BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING LEADS A $6M LOW VISION PROJECT
Norberto Grzywacz will work with researchers from the USC College and the Keck School at USC as well as Harvard and the University of Houston.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/usc-biomedical-team.htm  

FACULTY SHARE MAPPING GRANTS WITH THEIR START-UP
Computer scientists Cyrus Shahabi and Craig Knoblock are creating new generations of multi-dimensional maps, and they’ve also created a start-up company, Geosemble.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/spining-off-and.htm  

VITERBI SOFTWARE ON THE ANTI-TERROR BEAT
A Ph.D. thesis is the heart of a systems that makes airport security operations harder for the bad guys to predict.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/usc-software-on.htm  

Links to news coverage
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/inthenews/2007/viterbicreate.htm  


ALMOST 3 BILLION PINGS IN 28 DAYS PRODUCE AN INTERNET CENSUS
Viterbi’s Information Sciences Institute completes a comprehensive census of more than 2.8 billion allocated addresses on the Internet.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/62-days-almost.htm  

PICKING UP THE SLACK
A prize-winning paper by Maged Dessouky addresses a basic problem in transit schedules – how much slack time to allow.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/bus-scheduling-algorithm.htm  

TWO VITERBI FACULTY NAMED TO EARLY CAREER CHAIRS
Dean Yortsos praises computer scientist David Kempe and biomedical engineer Ellis Meng, both assistant professors, for their exceptional research contributions.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/two-promising-young.htm  

TWO WOMEN JOIN VITERBI FACULTY
Michelle Povinelli comes to the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering from Stanford while Shinyi Wu, from RAND Corp., joins the Daniel Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/two-women-faculty.htm  

13 VITERBI FACULTY AWARDED ZUMBERGE GRANTS
The interdisciplinary projects supported range from quantum computing and the development of new educational technologies to ultrasonic image-guided surgery.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/jump-starting-new.htm  

NEW NANOTECHNOLOGY DEGREE EMPHASIZES DEGREE PROJECTS
With NSF funding and input from the USC Rossier School, Chemical engineer Ted Lee spearheads a project to modernize the undergraduate curriculum.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/modernizing-the-curriculum.htm  

VITERBI STUDENTS MENTOR LOCAL SCHOOL CHILDREN
Kids, teachers and Viterbi School seniors benefit from a special outreach program of supplemental science and engineering classes.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/when-viterbi-students.htm  

BAND OF ENGINEERS
Fully one-quarter of the renowned Trojan Marching Band are Viterbi students. “Send me more,” says the leader of the band, Art Bartner.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/engineering-the-spirit.htm  

NEW PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH GROUP IS FROM VITERBI
Don Kleinmuntz, from the Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, heads the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/create-faculty-member.htm  

VITERBI PUSHES FOR INCREASED GOOD NEIGHBORS PARTICPATION
Viterbi faculty and staff led USC in total contributions to the Good Neighbors Campaign last year, despite an anemic participation rate.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/viterbi-expanding-good.htm  

SENIOR ASSOCIATE DEAN ELECTED OSA FELLOW
Photonics specialist John O'Brien is elected a fellow of the Optical Society
of America for his development of photonic crystal devices and technology.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/viterbi-senior-associate.htm