Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering News

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USC Viterbi Announces its 2019 NSF CAREER Award Winners

Jun 24, 2019

USC Viterbi Professors Pierluigi Nuzzo, Kelly Sanders and Mahdi Soltanolkotabi receive highly competitive National Science Foundation awards for their leadership and novel research.

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The End of an Era

Jun 03, 2019

A blended family of eight, six of whom attended USC, bids farewell to the school as the youngest graduates

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Raising A.I.

May 28, 2019

Alice Parker’s Neuromorphic Circuits Mimic Neurons to Learn and Adapt.

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From Viruses to Social Bots, Researchers Unearth the Structure of Attacked Networks

May 24, 2019

A new statistical machine learning framework gleans the invisible and unobservable structure of any attacked network

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Death of the Middleman? USC Researchers Imagine a Cheaper, Fairer Marketplace For Digital Goods

May 17, 2019

Beyond improving e-commerce, USC Viterbi’s Bhaskar Krishnamachari sees a blockchain-driven future where cars, homes and appliances can buy and sell digital information.

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Persevering to Excellence

May 16, 2019

Yilda Irizarry-Valle, a USC Viterbi alumna, overcomes challenges to receive prestigious GEM Young Alumnae Leadership Award

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Excellence In Engineering

Apr 12, 2019

At the 41st Viterbi Awards, NAE President Dan Mote Jr., alumna and Northrop Grumman VP Linnie Haynesworth, and SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell were honored.

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Building A Better Blockchain

Apr 09, 2019

A company headed by a USC Viterbi alumnus has partnered with the school to advance this cutting-edge technology.

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New Evidence of Deep Groundwater on Mars

Mar 28, 2019

Researchers Suggests that Deep Groundwater can generate surface streams on Mars

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Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict Violence in Movies

Mar 20, 2019

The film industry will soon be able to better predict MPAA ratings for movies, thanks to a new artificial intelligence tool.

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Meeting Held at USC Viterbi on International MURI and BARI Initiatives Led by Maryam Shanechi

Mar 18, 2019

60 scientists from 12 universities and government labs came together to hear about a MURI initiative on brain-computer interfaces and to kick-off a new BARI initiative on AI.

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A Robotic Leg, Born Without Prior Knowledge, Learns to Walk

Mar 11, 2019

New AI algorithms could allow robots to learn to move by themselves, imitating animals.

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Can Unit-E Bring Digital Currency Mainstream?

Feb 28, 2019

Salman Avestimehr trusts in the power of algorithms.

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In Search of the Most Human Algorithms

Feb 27, 2019

Mahdi Soltanolkotabi’s research ensures that AI and Automation serve the interests of humanity. Now he’s being recognized for his work – a lot.

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Mahta Moghaddam and Behrokh Khoshnevis Elected to NAE

Feb 19, 2019

Moghaddam was elected for development of physics-based computational algorithms; Khoshnevis was elected for innovations in manufacturing and construction.

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You Are Not Here By Accident

Feb 06, 2019

Linnie Haynesworth, USC Viterbi’s 2019 Mark A. Stevens Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, pens a letter to her younger Trojan self.

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Sparking Innovation

Jan 31, 2019

USC Viterbi alumnus Ken Richardson has written a new book about how America can once again become the world’s leader in tech.

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What Happens When 100 Million People Run Out of Water?

Jan 24, 2019

Essam Heggy Calls for More Water Education in the Scientific Community.

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Four USC Viterbi Faculty Members Selected As IEEE Fellows

Jan 08, 2019

USC Viterbi Faculty members from Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering join the 2019 class of IEEE fellows.

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What can a snowflake teach us about how cancer spreads in the body?

Dec 05, 2018

Findings suggest novel approaches in drug therapy to treat cancer and other diseases

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9th Annual Electrical Engineering Research Festival

Dec 05, 2018

On November 9th, the Ming Hsieh Institute hosted the department’s biggest annual event – the Electrical Engineering Research Festival. 100 PhD students presented their research to Industry leaders from 27 companies.

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Han Wang Receives Coveted Army Research Office Young Investigator Award

Dec 04, 2018

The USC Viterbi assistant professor, who also just received the prestigious IEEE Nanotechnology Early Career Award, hopes to advance computer efficiency and proficiency.

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Seeing Through Rain and Fog

Oct 24, 2018

Materials developed by USC Viterbi Professor Jayakanth Ravichandran could allow autonomous vehicles to peer through the elements to improve safety.

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Mahta Moghaddam Elected President of IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society

Oct 18, 2018

The USC Viterbi director of new research initiatives will lead one of the largest societies within IEEE with over 8,000 members.

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Mahdi Soltanolkotabi Awarded Packard Foundation Fellowship

Oct 15, 2018

Grant will open new frontiers in our understanding of signal processing and artificial intelligence

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USC Electrical Engineering Ph.D. Graduate Receives Prestigious Award

Sep 19, 2018

Longbo Huang recently received the 2018 ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Research Award

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Researchers Decode Mood from Human Brain Signals

Sep 10, 2018

Findings may yield new closed-loop, tailored therapies for depression and anxiety

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A Great Find

Aug 22, 2018

New localization research by USC Viterbi Professor Urbashi Mitra and her collaborator Junting Chen leverages collections of sensors to locate things

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Mathematician-M.D. introduces a new methodology suggesting a solution to one of the greatest open problems in the history of mathematics

Jun 25, 2018

A completely new approach suggests the validity of the 110-year-old Lindelöf hypothesis, opening up the possibilities of new discoveries in quantum computing, number theory and cybersecurity

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Could this material enable autonomous vehicles to come to market sooner and make them safer?

Jun 21, 2018

New material has optical properties that could enable better infrared detection for autonomous vehicles and assist firefighters

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Machine Learning at the Shannon Limit

Jun 12, 2018

Qian Yu Wins a Google Fellowship for His Work in Coded Computing

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A Beautiful, Complicated Circuit

May 25, 2018

Gianluca Lazzi Sits at the Intersection of Electrical Engineering and Medicine.

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Eureka! Eureka! The Class of 2018 Has Found It

May 12, 2018

After long nights that muddled into early mornings in SAL, CED, and Leavey, they’re ready to set sail

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Master’s Class For The Ages

May 12, 2018

2018 USC Viterbi master’s students shared hugs, laughs and memories at graduation ceremonies.

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2018 Viterbi Master’s Student Awards

May 11, 2018

Accomplishments of Viterbi Master’s students celebrated at the second annual event

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Marie Curie Dropped the Ph.D. Mic 115 Years Ago. These Trojans Picked It Up.

May 10, 2018

At the 2018 USC Viterbi Ph.D. Hooding and Awards ceremony, the intellectual descendants of Curie, Drexler and Viterbi took the stage.

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USC Women In Science and Engineering (WiSE) helps junior female faculty share their research

May 07, 2018

The annual WiSE Research Horizons Symposium at USC brought together some of the best minds in academic research

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Cue the robots

Apr 26, 2018

USC Robotics Open House leads the way for the next generation of STEM professionals

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USC Viterbi’s most prestigious night gives the stage to “heroic engineers”

Apr 23, 2018

Legendary alums and engineering pioneers honored at the 40th Viterbi Awards

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Winning Big

Apr 19, 2018

USC Viterbi faculty, students receive multiple awards at the 2018 OCEC Awards and Honors Banquet.

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USC Viterbi announces its 2018 NSF CAREER Award Winners

Apr 17, 2018

Three USC Viterbi Assistant Professors receive a National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award for outstanding, innovative and promising approaches to research

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Imagine Swallowing a Battery. Now Imagine an Electronic Pill Powered by Your Own Stomach

Apr 10, 2018

Professor Dina El-Damak works to create low-power circuits and batteries with important biomedical applications.

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Burning Tumors Away

Apr 09, 2018

Thanks to these USC Viterbi researchers, doctors may soon be able to see a brain tumor burned away in real time

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Three USC Viterbi engineers recognized at Latino Alumni Association’s 44th annual scholarship gala

Apr 06, 2018

Diana Valenzuela takes home the night’s top honor: the John R. Hubbard Award 

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Apr 05, 2018

USC IEEE Organizes the First Ever Student-Run IoT Hackathon on the West Coast.

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Quantum Machine Shows Promise for Biological Research

Feb 28, 2018

In first quantum machine learning study with biological data, USC researchers leverage D-Wave to understand gene regulation

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Andrea Armani Named Inaugural Holder of the Ray R. Irani Chair in Engineering

Feb 26, 2018

The chair adds to the legacy of the Irani family at USC

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Air Force Young Investigator Awardees to Advance Machine Learning and 3-D Printed Materials

Jan 12, 2018

USC Viterbi Assistant Professors Mahdi Soltanolkotabi and Qiming Wang win US Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Awards.

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Andrew Viterbi and Ming Hsieh Named 2017 NAI Fellows

Dec 14, 2017

The two will be inducted as part of the Seventh Annual NAI Conference of the National Academy of Inventors On  April 5th, 2018, in Washington D.C.

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USC Viterbi Researchers Design Thermal ‘Skin’ to Maintain Temperature of Satellites

Dec 05, 2017

VO2 coated silicon material designed in collaboration with Northrop Grumman performs 20 times better than current semiconductors

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Smart City Consortium formed at USC

Nov 16, 2017

I3 to bring together academics and practitioners in engineering, business to develop a model for IoT-connected cities in the US

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Nanofab Lab Dedicated to Former USC Viterbi Executive Vice Dean John O’Brien

Nov 13, 2017

Michelson Center based facility expected Opening in 2018

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The Stem Cell of Radio

Nov 03, 2017

Marcelo Segura helped build USC’s first Software Defined Radio. Now he’s teaching it to our students.

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A Tale of Two Careers

Oct 13, 2017

Andrew Viterbi Honored at the Ming Hsieh Institute’s Electrical Engineering Pioneer Series.

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USC ISI researchers poised to crack the code on reducing workplace stress

Oct 03, 2017

New research to explore the intersection of data, sensors and artificial intelligence.

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Smart Oil Fields, a Reservoir of Emerging Technologies

Sep 14, 2017

CiSOFT, a joint venture between Chevron and USC Viterbi, creates innovative technologies beyond oil

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Salt and Sand

Sep 13, 2017

Two USC Viterbi Professors are doing uncommon things with very common materials.

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The Seven Secrets of a Beautiful Mind

Sep 07, 2017

Mathematician, M.D., engineer, philosopher and teacher, Athanassios “Thanasis” Fokas shares his secrets for wrestling mathematical juggernauts.

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How Central are Female Characters to a Movie?

Aug 01, 2017

New automated analysis of nearly 1000 scripts by USC finds stereotypes of women, race, and aging are created and reinforced in films

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USC and Georgia Tech Receive $ 6.8 Million for DARPA Project

Jul 12, 2017

Researchers to develop software for real-time graph data analysis ‘at edge of the internet’

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Turning Data into Power

Jun 28, 2017

Three EE Professors Receive $4.2M DARPA Grant to Solve Dispersed Computing

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USC to Lead IARPA Quantum Computing Project

Jun 22, 2017

Initiative to build machine 10,000 times faster than classical computers

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2017 Viterbi Master’s Student Awards

May 23, 2017

Accomplishments of Viterbi Masters students celebrated in inaugural event

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USC Viterbi 2017 Undergraduate Awards

May 23, 2017

Graduating students from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering were recognized on May 10th at the 2017 Undergraduate Viterbi Awards for their academic, leadership, and service achievements.

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USC Viterbi Faculty Awarded Multiple MURI Grants

May 08, 2017

Grants awarded to support cyber security, advance quantum computing and improve materials for energy use

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Up, up and away at the 2017 faculty and staff awards

May 03, 2017

Honoring the work and dedication of USC Viterbi faculty and staff

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USC Viterbi and Jackson State University Seniors Share a Capstone Class on Prototypes for Navigational Devices

May 02, 2017

EE Capstone course leverages DEN platform and iPodia format to allow collaboration between USC in Los Angeles, California and Jackson State in Jackson, Mississippi

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John O’Brien: A Life of Service

Apr 26, 2017

USC Viterbi Remembers Our Favorite Son

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Viterbi Awards Highlight Luminaries, Entrepreneurs and an Algorithm’s 50th Birthday

Apr 25, 2017

The 39th annual Viterbi Awards celebrated the legacy of Andrew Viterbi and recognized industry and alumni leaders alongside emerging startups.

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Mentorship, teamwork, and a lot of patience.

Apr 17, 2017

Post-doc researchers, PhD students, and undergraduates in Shri Narayanan’s lab all work together to combat implicit bias.

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Monitoring Troubles of the Heart

Apr 14, 2017

Mobile sensing system developed by joint USC Dornsife and USC Viterbi team could give couples the power to anticipate each other’s emotional states and adapt behavior

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Researchers Develop New Class of Optoelectronic Materials

Apr 10, 2017

New class of semiconductor materials can be used as light absorber in solar cells

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IN MEMORIAM: John O’Brien, USC Viterbi Executive Vice Dean of Engineering

Apr 02, 2017

John O’Brien, Executive Vice Dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, passed away March 31, 2017

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The Next Amazon?

Mar 29, 2017

The 2017 Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition showcased several promising USC Viterbi student-led startups.

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Four USC Viterbi Professors Win 2017 NSF CAREER Awards

Mar 27, 2017

Felipe de Barros, a civil and environmental engineer, Han Wang, an electrical engineer and Ilias Diakonikolas and Wyatt Lloyd, both computer scientists, win the National Science Foundation’s top honor for junior faculty

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The Viterbi Algorithm at 50

Mar 16, 2017

In a noisy world, it allows you to be heard.

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The Viterbi Algorithm Demystified

Mar 16, 2017

On the golden anniversary of the Viterbi Algorithm, Andrew Viterbi reveals a brief and intuitive approach

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USC Viterbi Faculty Led-Research to Receive Over $1.8 Million in Funding from US DOE SunShot Initiative

Feb 20, 2017

Project part of ENERGISE Initiative to Integrate Solar into the Nation’s Electric Grid

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Shri Narayanan Named Inaugural Holder of the Niki and C.L. Max Nikias Chair in Engineering

Feb 17, 2017

The chair, established by anonymous donors, honors in perpetuity, the Nikias’s legacy

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The Life & Legacy of Sol Golomb

Feb 16, 2017

From the brightest kid in the room to the wisest man on campus

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USC Viterbi and Jackson State University Engineering Students Share a Virtual Classroom

Feb 14, 2017

USC’s iPodia program connects engineering students in Los Angeles and in a Historically Black University in Mississippi

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Sharpshooting Engineer

Jan 25, 2017

Candela Abejon of Spain distinguishes herself on the basketball court and at USC Viterbi

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Paul Bogdan pioneers analysis of drug interactions

Jan 23, 2017

The Electrical Engineering professor discusses his new research, published in Nature

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The Next Small Thing in Chip Design

Jan 17, 2017

Three USC Researchers Win $100,000 Nokia Bell Labs Prize for their work in 3D Optical Beam Forming.

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Novel Brain-Machine Interface Design Sets New State-of-the-Art for Neuroprosthetics

Jan 06, 2017

New Research Enables High Performance Brain-Machine Interfaces

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When Worlds Converge

Dec 21, 2016

Engineers, designers and storytellers come together in VR.

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Celebrating the 7th Annual Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Research Festival

Dec 05, 2016

The day-long event brought together students, faculty, and industry leaders to share in the research being done in the department.

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10 Years as the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

Oct 31, 2016

The 2006 endowment of $35 million was the largest department naming at USC, and one of the largest ever to name an EE department anywhere in the world.

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New Research Center envisions IoT Applied to Personalized Learning

Oct 22, 2016

A joint center between USC Rossier and USC Viterbi might make the ‘Internet of Things’ a staple of K-12 classrooms

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Rosa’s Choice

Oct 14, 2016

A trailblazing alumna and surgeon-engineer describes how she lived in two countries and between two dreams at once

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Creating a Better Environmental Monitoring System

Oct 11, 2016

Three Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Professors Win NSF Grant to Address Grand Challenges in Wireless Communication

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USC Viterbi Establishes Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things (CCI)

Oct 05, 2016

Bringing together top faculty to provide thought leadership on smart cities and to secure infrastructure

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Alan Willner: IEEE Fellow, Photonics Pioneer, self-described “Creeping Goo”

Sep 26, 2016

Photonics Pioneer and Orthodox Jew, Alan Willner runs a lab made up of students from countries that aren’t always the best of friends.

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How Often Are Women Seen/Heard on Screen?

Sep 26, 2016

New Software Co-Developed By SAIL Lab Will Tell You

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Northrop Grumman-USC partnership, a pioneering force in basic science

Sep 15, 2016

Inaugural event highlights strategic vision for future industry-supported research

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Engineers, Heroes and Beautiful Data

Sep 13, 2016

How USC Viterbi’s Mahta Moghaddam is helping preserve NASA’s SMAP satellite mission

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Wisdom of Swarm

Aug 29, 2016

What ants, pigeons, and bacteria can teach us about collective intelligence

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In Memory of Judith Love Cohen: Mother, Wife, Friend, Author, Engineer

Jul 29, 2016

Alumna, B.S. EE ’57, M.S. EE ’62, played a key role in bringing Apollo 13 astronauts home.

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Machine Learning Puts New Lens on Autism Screening and Diagnostics

Jul 06, 2016

New Algorithms Reduce Redundancies, Improve Efficiency and Identify More Specific Behavioral Targets for Intervention