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The WSJ: How the Daily Commute is Going to Change
May 04, 2016
Cyrus Shahabi is quoted regarding the future of transportation
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Happiness is Contagious
May 04, 2016
Researcher Emilio Ferrara aims to measure the presence of emotional contagion in social media
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Talent and innovation sync at annual faculty and staff awards
April 29, 2016
Faculty and staff gather to celebrate the best and brightest at USC Viterbi
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Spring 2016 USC Viterbi Magazine
April 28, 2016
Check out the latest issue of our digital magazine!
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Facebook fellow works on upgrading the internet
April 27, 2016
Two innovations from USC Network Systems Lab will change how we connect in the very near future
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Fast Company: What Is An Appropriate Response Time To Email?
April 27, 2016
Research by Kristina Lerman about email response times was mentioned.
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Fortune: The Age of Autonomous Robots Is Upon Us
April 27, 2016
Maja Matarić was quoted about the demand for autonomous robots
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Meet Google’s “Googley” student evangelist to USC.
April 25, 2016
Junior Adena Bauer combines passion for computer science, business.
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Students take VR into uncharted realms at first VRSC Festival
April 20, 2016
From improving memory to designing cities, one of the first student VR clubs in the nation is stretching the limits of the emerging technology
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Shark Tank, Trojan-style
April 13, 2016
Promising USC Viterbi start-ups pitch to Gen. David Petraeus Ret. and an audience of investors as part of ongoing “Real Deal” events.
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Milind Tambe Wins the Innovative Application of AI Award for Deployed Application
April 08, 2016
He received the award for his work on the Protection Assistant for Wildlife Security (PAWS) and his paper on "Deploying PAWS: Field Optimization of the Protection Assistant for Wildlife Security." The paper was led and coauthored by Ph.D. students Fei Fang and Thanh Nguyen
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Urbashi Mitra is the Recipient of the Fulbright U.S Scholar Grant
April 05, 2016
The Fulbright U.S Scholar grant provides academic and research flexibility for scholars. The grant itself will allow recipients to expand their research and collaboration efforts globally.
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Scientific American: Still Waiting for That E-Mail?
March 30, 2016
Research by Kristina Lerman on email behavior was mentioned.
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NPR: I Think That I Shall Never See a Password as Secure as ... Poetry?
March 28, 2016
Research by Kevin Knight on using poetry as a secure password was featured
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Smithsonian Magazine: Twitter May Be Faster Than FEMA Models for Tracking Disaster Damage
March 28, 2016
Kristina Lerman was quoted about using Twitter to track disaster damage.
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Beautiful Problems, Fast Solutions
March 16, 2016
Shang-Hua Teng, a two-time Gödel Prize winner, improves algorithm efficiency.
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Los Angeles Times: Apple Opposes Order to Help FBI Unlock Phone Belonging to San Bernardino shooter
March 10, 2016
Clifford Neuman was quoted about Apple's encryption protocols.
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Examiner: Robotics - Helping the Elderly and the Homebound
March 10, 2016
Maja Mataric was quoted about the ethics of using robots.
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OCEC Faculty, Programs and Students Sweep the 2016 the OCEC 2016 Awards.
March 02, 2016
Maja Mataric, Kelly Sanders, Andrea Armani, Azad Madni, Idania Takimoto, Radhul Ranith and the DEN program were honored
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Sacramento Bee: Reporter Puts Google’s Self-Driving Car to the Test
February 24, 2016
Jeffrey Miller was quoted about the future of driverless vehicle technology.
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Best Masters Degrees: 30 Most Innovative Women Professors Alive Today
January 28, 2016
Maja Matarić ranks 5th on the list of the top 30 most innovative female professors
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The Verge: GM's partnership with Lyft is really about Uber
January 13, 2016
The Verge quoted Jeffrey Miller about General Motors partnering with Lyft.
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 NPR: Machines, Lost In Translation - The Dream Of Universal Understanding
January 13, 2016
NPR quoted Kevin Knight about efforts by computer scientists to develop universal translators.
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 MIT Technology Review: Best of 2015 - The Social-Network Illusion That Tricks Your Mind
January 13, 2016
MIT Technology Review featured research by Kristina Lerman and colleagues on how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it's actually rare within a network.
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Nora Ayanian receives NSF Career Award
January 12, 2016
Scholar recognized for work in multi-robot coordination
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US News: Viterbi’s Online Graduate Programs maintain top national rankings
January 11, 2016
Computer Science Program is #1 and the Engineering Program is #2
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FTW! For The Win
December 17, 2015
From virtual reality to handhelds, USC GamePipe Laboratory Showcase uploads innovation in game design
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Michael & Linda Keston Endow Executive Directorship of Information Sciences Institute
December 07, 2015
Real estate entrepreneur & philanthropist Michael Keston & his wife, Linda, provide $3.5 million to endow, for the first time in its history, the ISI executive directorship position.
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The Space Between
December 07, 2015
USC Viterbi club Corpus Callosum is at the intersection of science, technology and art
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Mashable: Self-driving Cars May Become a Mass Reality Faster than You Think
December 03, 2015
Mashable quoted Jeffrey Miller on the future of driverless vehicle technology.
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The Wall Street Journal: Behind The Numbers: Predicting Consumer Behavior
November 30, 2015
The Wall Street Journal featured research on online purchases by Farshad Kooti and Kristina Lerman, along with colleagues at Yahoo Labs. Using shipment information, they analyzed data that will help predict future shopping behavior.
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Upgrade to Quantum Computing Center Aids Search for Quantum Speedup
November 24, 2015
The USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center will be upgraded to the world’s most advanced commercially available quantum optimization processor in January.
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Alumna Thrives in ABC's Shark Tank
November 19, 2015
Melissa Jawaharlal's start-up STEM Center USA wins hearts and funds on hit ABC TV show
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The Wall Street Journal: Clinton, Carson, Trump, Sanders: Bot or Not?
November 16, 2015
The Wall Street Journal featured software created by Emilio Ferrara and colleagues that distinguishes between automated Twitter accounts and real accounts.
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L.A. Times: USC professor brings computer animation to life
November 16, 2015
Los Angeles Times featured Hao Li, whose research on cutting-edge graphics and animation allow for realistic avatars of human game players or video viewers.
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STEM Spotlight: USC Viterbi Computer Science
November 16, 2015
Interactive events, film screenings and motivational speeches for K-12 Students
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Computer World: Survey Shows a Third of People Would Opt for Smartphone over Car
November 13, 2015
Computer World quoted Jeffrey Miller in an article about the security challenges of driverless cars.
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ABC News: USC Students Learn How to Combat Cyber Attacks
November 12, 2015
Viterbi's new cybersecurity master's program was featured.
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ABC News: Students Come to USC for Computer Science Open House
November 12, 2015
ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV featured the Computer Science STEM Spotlight and robotics laboratories.
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CBS News Los Angeles: Robots Stole the Show at USC
November 12, 2015
CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV covered the computer science Spotlight event which brought 250 students to Viterbi’s Game Pipe Lab and robotics laboratory.
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The Verge: The Federal Government Doesn't Know How to Regulate Tesla’s Autopilot Software
November 12, 2015
The Verge quoted Jeffrey Miller about the concerns of Tesla's autopilot technology being tested by car owners while still in its beta stages.
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Hot tech startups in ‘Real Deal @ USC’ event
November 12, 2015
Entrepreneurs get valuable feedback from investors including retired Gen. David Petraeus and USC President C. L. Max Nikias
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Improved Robot Communication - While the Building's on Fire
November 04, 2015
USC Viterbi researchers are developing a wireless network for robots to autonomously communicate and work together, amid potential disaster areas
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How Facebook Manages Billions of Photos
October 27, 2015
Wyatt Lloyd wants to optimize photo storage and delivery on the largest social media platform.
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Faculty Profile: Aleksandra Korolova
October 26, 2015
Meet new faculty member and Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Aleksandra Korolova and learn more about her interests in data privacy!
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A Modern-Day Ada Lovelace
October 14, 2015
CS senior channels spirit and innovation of founding figure in the history of computing
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Bionic Hands For Syria
October 13, 2015
USC Viterbi 3D printing club links a chain of hands from Los Angeles to Syria and Haiti by way of Baltimore
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Why Haven't They Replied Yet?
October 07, 2015
New Study from Kristina Lerman and Farshad Kooti Identifies Factors that Affect Email Response Time.
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New frontiers in materials sciences
September 30, 2015
U.S. Department of Energy funds USC Viterbi Center under Historic White House Materials Genome Initiative
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INSIGHT: Two Viterbi Professors Recognized As Top 100 Inspiring Women in STEM
September 25, 2015
Insight Into Diversity magazine recognizes contributions of Maja Matarić and Urbashi Mitra
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