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Viterbi Newswire 8/19/2008

VITERBI NEWSWIRE - August 19, 2008


The beginning of the Fall Semester is just around the corner, but summer hasn't been all vacation at the Viterbi School of Engineering.
Here are some highlights.

TOP STORIES
RESEARCH
  • ECA funds Mork Department natural Gas extraction research
  • Alan Willner and Hsieh Department grad student win HP Innovation Research Award
  • Viterbi School specialists apply Viterbi algorithm to quantum communication
  • BME faculty team with physicians in $2.4 million sickle cell anemia research effort
  • ISI Experts will structure data for major national study of epidemiological genetics
HONORS
  • Hsieh Department's Vijay Kumar wins "Best Algorithm" Award at Sensornet Conference
  • Yong Chen brings best paper back to Epstein Department from ASME gathering
STUDENTS
  • Viterbi computer science student: BS, 2007; Olympic gold 2008
  • Postcards from Rome: Students share their impressions of the eternal city
  • IIT Kharagpur visitors will take fond L.A. memories back to India
  • Viterbi MESA summer program polishes K-12 science teacher skills
IN THE NEWS:
  • Q&A with Mork Department's Priya Vashishta on technical education and national defense.