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Recent Faculty Promotions

January 15, 2007 — Five USC Viterbi School faculty have been promoted from associate to full professor, including three in the Department of Computer Science (Ramesh Govindan, Aiichiro Nakano and Milind Tambe) and one each in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Najmedin Meshkati) and the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering (Eun Sok Kim).

“It is with great pleasure that I offer my warmest congratulations to all five professors for their well-deserved promotions,” said Dean Yannis Yortsos. 

GovindanRamesh Govindan heads the USC Embedded Networks Laboratory and is also a senior researcher at the National Science Foundation-sponsored Center for Embedded Networked Systems. His research focuses on scalable and robust routing infrastructures in large networks such as the Internet, on data dissemination in wireless sensor networks, and on the structural properties of the Internet
NakanoIn addition to computer science, Airchiro Nakano has appointments in biomedical engineering and materials science in the Viterbi School, and in physics in the USC College. He is recognized for his work in scalable scientific algorithms, scientific visualization and grid computing on geographically distributed parallel computers. Along with USC colleagues Rajiv Kalia and Priya Vashishta, Nakano has developed unique simulation algorithms and software that allow for molecular dynamics simulation and immersive visualization of billions of atoms.
TambeMilind Tambe leads the TEMCORE Research Group at USC and his research focuses on multi-agent systems, specifically multi-agent teamwork, adjustable autonomy and distributed negotiations. He is the author of some of the most highly cited papers in this area, including SASEMAS and AAMAS best paper awards.
MeshkatiNajmedin Meshkati conducts research on the safety, human factors and risk management of complex, large-scale technological systems such as nuclear power and chemical processing plants and aviation systems. He has been a member of the Committee on Human Performance, Organizational Systems and Maritime Safety of the National Research Council and is the co-editor and a primary author of Human Mental Workload. 
KimEun Sok Kim’s research focuses on microfluidic systems for biomedical technologies and dome-shaped diaphragm transducers. He is also working on hearing-aid devices using silicon-based miniature microphones and microspeakers, and underwater acolustic imaging systems and medical imaging systems.