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News - November 2020
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In a recent memo, Dean Yannis C. Yortsos and Brandi P. Jones, vice dean for diversity and strategic initiatives, summarize how USC Viterbi plans to empower Black, Latinx and Indigenous students, faculty and staff.
Scott Fraser Elected to National Academy of Medicine
Professor Fraser was recognized for integrating biophysics, quantitative biology, and molecular imaging to enable unprecedented views of normal function and disease in live organisms, from embryonic development to old age. He is the second Viterbi faculty member to be elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Mark Humayun wins IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology
Mark Humayun, MD, PhD, director of the USC Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics and co-director of the USC Roski Eye Institute, was awarded the 2020 Medal for Innovations.
"Our Candidate is Democracy"
USC leads national effort to safeguard national elections from cyber attacks.
"Viterbi vs. Pandemics!" Lecture 4: Automation Technologies for Ensuring Human Safety during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The fourth lecture in the 10-part series focuses on how automation can help enhance human productivity in industries such as manufacturing while keeping them safe during the global pandemic.
"Viterbi vs. Pandemics!" Lecture 5: Estimation of Risk
Bhaskar Krishnamachari shares how to visualize COVID risk over time for different communities using real data from L.A. County to illustrate the approach.
"Viterbi vs. Pandemics" Lecture 6: Predictions on COVID-19 to the C.D.C.
USC Viterbi data scientists helping decision-makers see beyond the fog of data to provide better pandemic forecasts and save lives.
Teaching Robots Self-Awareness of their Own Bodies
Jasmine Berry is grappling with the big questions: What does it mean to be self-aware and what would it take for a robot to satisfy those criteria?
A 10-Day Forecast for COVID-19
USC Viterbi's Roger Ghanem and Xiaoshu Zeng have created models which predict daily, new COVID-19 cases.
Can the Movement of Tiny Hairlike Structures Tell Us How Healthy We Are?
Researchers determine triggers for transitions between coordinated movement of organelles called cilia, identifying a potential diagnostic tool for cancer and other illnesses.
Building Trust between Construction Workers and Construction Robots
How virtual reality can help robots change the face of the construction industry.
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