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September 24, 2012: USC Viterbi to Host National Workshop on Engineering and Autism

Press Release
Contact: Katie Dunham - 213-740-3992 or knd@usc.edu
September 24, 2012 —


WHEN: Friday, Sept. 28, 2012
8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

WHERE: Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom
University of Southern California
3607 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089

WHAT: USC Viterbi School of Engineering will host a one-day national Engineering and Autism Workshop, bringing together trans-disciplinary experts to discuss the potential for collaborative partnerships across the Autism community.

The workshop, held last year at MIT, aims to bring together engineering researchers, especially in the area of social/affective and communicative behavioral computing, with leading Autism researchers and clinicians to explore how engineering and computing advances can support the research and clinical translation of Autism.

Focusing on social communication and interaction development, the event’s program will feature Autism researchers speaking about early detection and intervention advances and engineering researchers highlighting advances in sensing, behavioral signal processing, computing and behavioral informatics.

The Engineering and Autism workshop is sponsored and hosted by the Ming Hsieh Institute of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. It is co-hosted by the Center of Behavior Imaging of Georgia Institute of Technology and the Center of Autism Research in Engineering (CARE) of the USC Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory.

This press release is available on the USC Press Room website.

About USC Viterbi: Engineering Studies began at the University of Southern California in 1905. Nearly a century later, the Viterbi School of Engineering received a naming gift in 2004 from alumnus Andrew J. Viterbi, inventor of the Viterbi algorithm now key to cell phone technology and numerous data applications. Consistently ranked among the top graduate programs in the world, the school enrolls more than 2,100 undergraduate students and 4,200 graduate students, taught by 168 tenured and tenure-track faculty, with 50 endowed chairs and professorships. For more information, visit viterbi.usc.edu.