THE VITERBI NEWSWIRE – JANUARY 18, 2008
PETER STAUDHAMMER, 1934-2008
The former director and chief operating officer of the USC Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering and BOC member, was 73.
GEORGE CHILINGAR HONORED
The Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Salute 55 years of USC excellence.
ENGINEERING LEGEND SI RAMO ACCEPS FACULTY APPOINTMENT
Simon Ramo, the “R” in TRW and a founding member of the National Academy of Engineering, has accepted to an offer to join the faculty of the Viterbi School’s Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering.
TED BERGER CHAIRS PANEL ON BRAIN COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Systems that directly connect silicon circuits with brains are under intensive development all over the world, and are nearing commercial application in many areas, according to a study by a group led by the Viterbi biomedical engineer.
CHEVRON SPONSORS ENERGY FELLOWSHIPS
Chevron Vice President Warner Williams presented a check for $200,000 to Dean Yannis C. Yortsos of the Viterbi School of Engineering, establishing the 2008 Chevron-USC Scholarship and Fellowship Partnership Program.
IEEE HONORS VITERBI AUDIO MAESTRO
Tomlinson Holman of the Hsieh Department whose THX system revolutionized sound in movie theaters, has again been recognized for his contributions to audio recording and reproduction.
QUANTUM SPECIALIST DANIEL LIDAR ELECTED APS FELLOW
Citation notes his "contributions to the theory of decoherence control of open quantum systems for quantum information processing, especially the decoherence free subspace method."
GEORGE BEKEY DELIVERS COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT CAL POLY
The National Academy of Engineering member says that knowledge alone will not bring happiness, satisfaction or meaningful lives.
VITERBI GAME DAY ATTRACTS INDUSTRY LEADERS
The growing sophistication of games development builds USC stature as a national center for the interactive arts.
UNDERGRADS DEMO ‘BOTS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLERS AND TV
The finale of CS 445 (Introduction to Robotics) is a simulated search and rescue competition with robots made from Legos.
vTHINK YOU’LL LIKE THIS
Check out the Viterbi School’s community of student blogs called vTHINK.
A BETTER WAY TO RUN SAFETY NET HOSPITALS
A New Viterbi School study shows improvements in patient flow at large safety net hospitals, based on the principles of industrial and systems engineering.
USC HOSTS FIRST CONFERENCE ON QUANTUM ERROR CORRECTION
More than 120 assembled at USC for the first-ever conference on quantum error correction.
VITERBI ENGINEER DESIGNS WORLD’S FIRST BAMBOO TRUCK BRIDGE
The bridge, created by Yan Xiao of the Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering opened for traffic in December
IN THE NEWS – MTA’S LATEST ‘TRAIN WRECK’
In a Los Angeles Times oped article, transportation expert and Daniel J. Epstein Department Chair James E. Moore, II, and transit consultant Tom Rubin ask if bus rate hikes are appropriate to fund the city's newest Metro rail projects.
TV’S CYBERGUY VISITS THE VITERBI ROBOTICS RESEARCH LAB
Computer scientist and senior associate dean Maja Mataric's work on robots of all kinds was the subject of an extended segment on KTLA-TV.