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USC VIterbi News
December 2019
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From Dean Yannis C. Yortsos and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering
National Academy of Inventors: Viterbi Faculty Neil Siegel and Gianluca Lazzi Named NAI Fellows
Neil Siegel and Gianluca Lazzi are 2 of 168 individuals worldwide named National Academy of Inventors Fellows
Lighting Up Cardiovascular Problems Using Nanoparticles
New nanotechnology will allow detection of blocked arteries more effectively than ever before
In A Season Of Giving, This Student Start-up Is Transforming The Way We Give
Duet is the world's first student-built micro-philanthropy platform designed to connect donors with refugees and local stores in a more personalized and dignified way.
"What If the Space Race Had Never Ended?" A Q&A With Garrett Reisman
New series "For All Mankind" explores alternate history of NASA with guidance from USC Viterbi professor of astronautics.
Air Pollution Monitoring To Track Impact On Newborn Brain Development
USC study will use wearable sensors to provide new insights into the effects of air pollution on the developing brain and ways to reduce harm.
Ewa Deelman Named AAAS Fellow
ISI researcher recognized for distinguished contributions to the field of computer science
10th Annual Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Festival
With 140 student presenters, 35 companies, and 17 elite industry sponsors, this year's festival was the department's biggest and most successful ever.
USC NBSE wins major awards at regional conference
Fresh from its historic win last year when they brought home the trophy for National Chapter of The Year, the USC chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, or NSBE, continues to rake awards and solidify its place as one of the best student-run organizations in the nation
Uncovering AI's Biases
As artificial intelligence generates more of the words we read every day, a USC Viterbi research team seeks to better understand and one day help to eliminate bias against women and minorities.
Race for Redemption
After a mechanical failure at June's Formula SAE competition, USC Racing wins first place at a recent SoCal competition.
Robots are optimized for tedious, repetitive tasks. Can they be automated for more complex workspaces?
Researchers at the USC Viterbi Center for Advanced Manufacturing identify an algorithm to optimize robots to provide short, collision-free solutions in complex manufacturing spaces.
MEPC at 10
The latest edition of the 10-year-old Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition promises to transform high-tech ideas into viable startups.
"All Heart"
Alina Garcia Taormina, a USC Viterbi Ph.D. student, is named Graduate Student Role Model by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
Molecular Vibrations Lead to High Performance Laser
Breakthrough method has implications for enhanced performance of lasers for communications, diagnostics and defense.
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