THE VITERBI NEWSWIRE – February 20, 2008
AMY RECHENMACHER WINS NSF CAREER AWARD
The assistant professor studying granular behavior and geotechnical applications is the fifth CAREER recipient in the Sonny Astani Dept.
A TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW
Actor Alan Alda shares his communications experience with Viterbi undergrads.
GOLOMB NAMED DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR
The Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Mathematics in the Ming Hsieh Dept. is also a USC University Professor.
GEORGE BEKEY TO RECEIVE USC FACULTY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The celebrated robotics, computer science, electrical engineering and biomedical engineering pioneer, who is a USC university professor, will be honored at the 27th annual Academic Honors Convocation on April 7.
When the Santa Anita racetrack was mired in mud, Sonny Astani Dept Chair Jean-Pierre Bardet, a soils expert, rode to the rescue.
A COLLABORATION WITH KOREAN AIR AND GENERAL ELECTRIC
Funded by a $5 million grant, USC faculty will work directly with colleagues at Korea Aerospace University in Seoul and Inha University in Incheon.
WHAT GIVES US FINGERTIP DEXTERITY?
Francisco Valero-Cuevas examines how specialized neural circuits in the brain control precision hand manipulation skills.
STRAIGHT TO THE HEART
Constantinos Sioutas uses new technologies to investigate the link between nano-sized air pollution particles and heart disease.
New modeling by Costas Synolakis of the Sonny Astani Dept. suggests tsunamis worse than the 2004 Indian Ocean catastrophe.
EPSTEIN DEPT. CHAIR JAMES MOORE HONORED TWICE
He is elected vice president of the Transportation Science and Logistics Society and receives the Pioneer Educator Award from the Orange County Engineering Council.
HSIEH DEPT. CHIP RESEARCH WINS BEST PAPER PRIZE
The paper by Prof. Hossein Hashemi’s and grad student Harish Krishnaswamy was presented at last year’s IEEE International Solid State Circuits symposium.
IN THE NEWS
ISI Superbots on BBC’s “Intelligence Revolution”
Continuing worldwide coverage for CREATE’s ARMOR software