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Viterbi Newswire 03/17/2008

THE VITERBI NEWSWIRE – March 17, 2008


TOM KATSOULEAS NAMED DUKE UNIVERSITY DEAN OF ENGINEERING
The Viterbi School electrical engineering faculty member is known for cutting edge research and a track record of leadership. 
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/electrophysics-professor-tom.htm

MICHAEL NEELY WINS NSF CAREER AWARD
The Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering professor has a novel approach to solving delay problems in ad-hoc wireless networks. 
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/electrical-engineering-professor.htm

TAIT POTTEBAUM WINS NSF CAREER AWARD
The Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering professor is working on a measurement technique for next-generation microfluidic devices. 
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/fluid-dynamics-scholar.htm

SUNY BUFFALO TO HONOR USC PROVOST MAX NIKIAS
The former dean of the Viterbi School will receive the Clifford C. Furnas Award. 
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/suny-buffalo-to.htm

CONSTANTINOS SIOUTAS WINS $1.12 MILLION EPA GRANT
The Sonny Astani Department Civil and Environmental Engineering professor will examine coarse particle pollution in the Los Angeles Basin. 
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/sioutas-awarded-new.htm

VIKTOR PRASANNA RECEIVES DOUBLE HONORS
The Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering professor wins an IEEE service award and a best paper award. 
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/viterbi-electrical-engineering.htm

MAJOR PRIZE NAMED FOR ISI ALUMNUS
The International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems names its best student paper Award for the late Pragnesh Jay Modi, who spent six years in ISI's Intelligent Systems Division. 
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/major-ai-prize.htm

SOUND ENGINEERING FROM EDISON TO VITERBI
Jack Wolf of UC-SD delivers the annual Viterbi Lecture. 
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/audio-storage-from.htm

SPITZER LECTURE: “FROM NATURE AND BACK AGAIN”
Angela Belcher, a distinguished MIT materials chemist, describes hybrid electronic and magnetic materials. 
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/mork-department-spitzer.htm

HOW DO BATS HOVER?
Prof. Geoff Spedding explores the aerodynamics of bat flight in an article published in Science. 
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/leading-edge-vortex.htm

And see the bat media coverage here! 
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/new-york-times.htm

CREATING OFF-THE-SHELF SENSORNETS
The Information Sciences Institute collaborates with UCLA’s Center for Embedded Networked Sensing to get networked sensors into the hands of non-specialist users. 
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/sensornets-go-off.htm

DEAN’S LIST FOR FALL 2007
More than 500 Viterbi undergraduates achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and they are all listed here. 
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/dean-s-list.htm

VITERBI SCHOOL OPENS THE “FAB LAB”
The new undergraduate facility allows students to get hands-on experience and turn ideas into physical objects. 
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/viterbi-school-opens.htm 

USC HONORS THREE VITERBI “REMARKABLE WOMEN”
Yolanda Gil, Kate Baxter and Robyn Strumpf, faculty, staff and student respectively, are recognized for their achievements and significant contributions.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/wise-names-isi.htm

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS GET AN INSIDE LOOK AT USC ENGINEERING
Thirty-five Viterbi undergraduate women visit Westridge High to conduct hands-on experiments and other engineering adventures. 
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/westridge-high-teens.htm 

E-WEEK ACTIVITIES COVERED HERE
Viterbi students host a community outreach program for middle schools, attend the Career Fair and an industry dinner-seminar and still find time for pie-tossing and jousting. 
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/pie-tossing-jousting.htm

CREATE ANTI-TERROR PROGRAM PASSES SIX MONTH REVIEW
The software to make police operations more unpredictable performs well in recent trials. 
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/viterbi-create-anti.htm

ENGINEERING A MANTRA
Read an undergraduate’s account of Prof. Christ Kyriakakis’ immersive audio technology used to stage Karlheinz Stockhausen’s piano duet “Mantra” at Disney Hall. 
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/engineering-a-i.htm