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Viterbi Newswire 10/10/2008

VITERBI NEWSWIRE - October 10, 2008


TOP STORIES
• Dr. Andrew J. Viterbi Receives 2007 National Medal of Science at the White House: Complete Coverage
  http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/dr-andrew-j.htm

• Viterbi School Moves Up to 11th in World in New International Rankings
  http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/viterbi-school-engineering.htm

• Viterbi Dean, Alumna, and Councilor Inducted into NAE
  http://viterbi.usc.edu /news/news/2008/dean-yortsos-goes.htm

RESEARCH
• BME Expert will lead $2M EFRI Study on "Reverse Engineering the Human Hand"
 http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/bme-researcher-takes.htm

• Viterbi School Partners in New ERC to Research Technology for Elder Rehabilitation
 http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/viterbi-school-will.htm

• Viterbi Musician/Scientists Program Customized Songwriting Software
 http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/music-compumaestro.htm

• Viterbi School/CREATE Building Security Operations Randomizer for Federal Air Marshalls
 http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/viterbi-school-s.htm

• Ultrasound Researcher Wins Grant for Novel Imaging Technology
 http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/ultrasonic-expert-jesse.htm

EVENTS
• State of the School: Dean Yannis Yortsos Addresses Faculty and Staff
 http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/viterbi-state-of.htm

• Aerospace Corp CEO - Viterbi Alumna Wanda Austin Delivers Rechtin Lecture
 http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/the-high-ground.htm

• Structural Experts Pay Tribute to Astani Department Pioneer in Day of Science and Memories
 http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/a-bridge-of.htm

• Viterbi School Hosts State Conference on Engineer/Scientist Shortage
 http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/california-s-educational.htm

STUDENTS
• "The Shark of Carthage," a CS grad student, Takes Olympic Gold in Beijing
 http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/from-computer-science.htm

• CS Software Engineering Grads Take on Community Software Engineering Challenges
 http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/cs577-kicks-off.htm

• Mork Department Student Serves Information - and Chinese, Persian, Indian, and American Buffet
 http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/mork-family-department161924.htm

• Viterbi School Reaches out (Twice) to Educationally Disadvantaged Community
 http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/like-no-other.htm
 http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2008/mission-engineering-accomplished.htm

IN THE NEWS
• Prof. Najmedin Meshkati Pens Stinging Op-Eds on Rail Safety in L.A. Times and L.A. Daily News.
 http://viterbi.usc.edu/assets/071/60653.pdf
 http://www.dailynews.com/search/ci_10622846

• Journal of Petroleum Technology Extols Viterbi School's "Digital Petroleum Engineers"
 http://viterbi.usc.edu/assets/072/61003.pdf

• Security Management magazine focuses on CREATE/Viterbi software
 http://www.securitymanagement.com/article/software-randomizes-airport-patrols-004591

• Wired News Features Viterbi School Songwriting System
 http://blog.wired.com/music/2008/09/computer-auto-g.html