US News and World Report on Online Graduate Programs: USC Viterbi ranked the best program in Computer Science and tied for second in overall Engineering

For the 7th straight year, the CS program is the top & the overall online engineering program is in the top 5.

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Maja J. Matarić Named Distinguished Professor

Computer science professor recognized by interim USC President Wanda M. Austin for outstanding leadership in her field.

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USC Trojans Repeat as Region’s Top Team in “Coding Olympics”

The winners of the regional coding contest will compete against more than 100 teams at the world finals in Portugal this summer.

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Improving Communication Between People and Smart Buildings

USC researchers found people connect better with a computer-generated avatar that represents building management — and small talk helped, too.

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Hacking for Defense

In an exciting, experiential new class, the U.S. Department of Defense supplies national security problems, while students develop ideas for solutions.

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CS@USC Students at the 2018 Grace Hopper Conference

Each year our department sends computer science students to the Grace Hopper Conference, the largest conference for women technologists in the world.

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Events

Feb19Tue

CS Colloquium: Jason Lee (USC, Data Sciences and Operations)On the Foundations of Deep Learning: SGD, Overparametrization, and Generalization

Tue, Feb 19, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: OHE 132
Speaker: Jason Lee, USC, Data Sciences and Operations Talk Title: On the Foundations of Deep Learning: SGD, Overparametrization, and Generalization Series: CS Colloquium Abstract: We provide new results on the effectiveness of SGD and...

Feb19Tue

PhD Defense - Katelyn Swift-Spong

Tue, Feb 19, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: RTH 406
Title: Towards Socially Assistive Robot Support Methods for Physical Activity Behavior Change PhD Candidate: Katelyn Swift-Spong Date, Time, and Location: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 1:30pm in RTH 406 Committee: Prof. Maja Matarić...

Feb20Wed

CAIS Seminar: Kristina Lerman (USC) - Friendship Paradox and Information Bias in Networks

Wed, Feb 20, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: ZHS 252
Speaker: Dr. Kristina Lerman, University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute Talk Title: Friendship Paradox and Information Bias in Networks Series: USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS) Seminar Series...

Feb21Thu

CS Colloquium: Marco Gaboardi (University at Buffalo, SUNY) Differential Privacy: Formal Verification and Applications

Thu, Feb 21, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: OHE 132
Speaker: Marco Gaboardi, University at Buffalo, SUNY Talk Title: Differential Privacy: Formal Verification and Applications Series: CS Colloquium Abstract: A vast amount of individuals' data is collected, stored and accessed every day....

Feb26Tue

CS Colloquium: TBA

Tue, Feb 26, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: OHE 132
Speaker: TBA, TBA Talk Title: TBA Series: CS Colloquium Abstract: TBA Biography: TBA Host: Ramesh Govindan

Feb26Tue

MASCLE Machine Learning Seminar: Jacob Abernethy

Tue, Feb 26, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Location: SAL 101
Speaker: Jacob Abernethy, Talk Title: TBA Series: Visa Research Machine Learning Seminar Series hosted by USC Machine Learning Center Abstract: This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium. Host: Haipeng...

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News

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Saving Endangered Species, One Algorithm at a Time

Bistra Dilkina, USC Viterbi assistant professor in computer science, develops artificial intelligence tools to help protect endangered animals

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Stop The Spoofing

USC ISI researcher Wael Abd-Almageed and an international research team are building enhanced biometric security technologies to thwart would-be malefactors.

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USC Researchers Use AI to Detect Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

USC researchers found “hidden factors” in medical data that could improve Alzheimer’s disease prediction and lead to better outcomes.

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USC Trojans Repeat as Region’s Top Team in “Coding Olympics”

The winners of the regional coding contest will compete against more than 100 teams at the world finals in Portugal this summer.

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