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Viterbi Newswire 04/17/2008

THE VITERBI NEWSWIRE – April 17, 2008


DEEP GREEN MODELS RAPID CHANGE FOR COMBAT COMMANDERS
With a $7.6 million from DARPA, the Viterbi School is developing a sophisticated decision-aid system. 

ISI GRANT WILL SPEED ACCESS TO BIOMED DATA
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences announces a $1 million grant to support the Viterbi School’s Information Sciences Institute NeuroScholar software. 

DAVID KEMPE WINS ONR YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD
The computer science faculty member is part of an elite national group to receive up to $300,000 in research funding from the Office of Naval Research 

VITERBI SCHOOL SIGNS MOU WITH NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
The new agreement will allow the institutions to develop collaborative academic programs, exchanges and internships. 

ENGINEERING DISPLAYS AN ARTISTIC SIDE
Viterbi students and faculty show off their artistic talents at the second annual spring art festival sponsored by KIUEL. 

VITERBI DEAN EARNS SPE AWARD
Yannis C. Yortsos receives the 2008 Western North America Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers Western North America Region. 

TWO EPSTEIN DEPT FACULTY NAMED IIE FELLOWS
Ted Mayeshiba, lecturer in the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, is elected a fellow in the Institute of Industrial Engineers 

Massoud Dessouky caps best paper and excellence in teaching awards by also being elected an IIE fellow. 

MING HSIEH PROFESSOR WINS AWARD AT INTERNET WORKSHOP
Konstantinos Psounis wins the “Best and Most Compelling Presentation and Demonstration Award.” 

VITERBI SCHOOL HOSTS TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY FOR 3-DAY WORKSHOP
Distinguished engineering faculty and deans from USC and China’s pre-eminent research institution will share ideas on April 30. 

VITERBI NANOWIRES SHINE
Chongwu Zhou works with Purdue to create a brilliant, luminous active matrix display, the first ever made with transparent transistors and circuits. 

MORK FAMILY DEPT STUDENT WINS PRESTIGIOUS FELLOWSHIP
Hamid Jahangiri receives the Nico Van Wingen Fellowship, named after a former USC faculty member by the Society of Petroleum Engineers. 

STUDENTS WIN WITH ULTRAFINE-GRAINED MATERIALS
Two of Prof. Terry Langdon’s graduate students are honored for poster displays at The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society’s annual conference. 

VITERBI STUDENT RALLIES CODERS TO AID THE DISABLED
Masters degree graduate student Christopher Leung organizes a volunteer and highly competitive student programming effort that is supported by industry. 

PINGS LECTURE ADDRESSES PEPTIDE MATERIALS ENGINEERING
The Mork Family Dept hosts a new annual keynote lecture to honor the late chemical engineer and provost, Cornelius J. Pings. 

REBUILDING CALIFORNIA’S INFRASTRUCTURE
California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer highlights the USC Associated General Contractors 14th Annual Symposium. 

BIOMED STUDENTS DISPLAY RESEARCH AT GALEN CENTER
Doctoral students organize displays for the 12th Annual Fred S. Grodins Graduate Research Symposium.