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

Feb26Tue

CS Colloquium: Rajalakshmi Nandakumar (University of Washington) - Computational Wireless Sensing at Scale

Tue, Feb 26, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: OHE 132
Speaker: Rajalakshmi Nandakumar, University of Washington Talk Title: Computational Wireless Sensing at Scale Series: CS Colloquium Abstract: Computational wireless sensing is an exciting field of research where we use wireless signals...

Feb26Tue

MASCLE Machine Learning Seminar: Jacob Abernethy (Georgia Tech) - Building Algorithms by Playing Games

Tue, Feb 26, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Location: SAL 101
Speaker: Jacob Abernethy, Georgia Institute of Technology Talk Title: Building Algorithms by Playing Games Series: Visa Research Machine Learning Seminar Series hosted by USC Machine Learning Center Abstract: A very popular trick for...

Feb27Wed

Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

Wed, Feb 27, 2019
Location: RTH 526
Bi-Weekly regular faculty meeting for invited full-time Computer Science faculty only. Event details emailed directly to attendees.

Mar04Mon

CS Colloquium: Rahul Chatterjee (Cornell University) - Empiricism-Informed Secure System Design: From Improving Passwords to Helping Domestic Violence Victims

Mon, Mar 04, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: RTH 115
Speaker: Rahul Chatterjee, Cornell University Talk Title: Empiricism-Informed Secure System Design: From Improving Passwords to Helping Domestic Violence Victims Series: CS Colloquium Abstract: Security often fails in practice due to a...

Mar06Wed

CAIS Seminar: Lindsay Young (University of Chicago) - Social Network Analysis and Artificial Intelligence: Methodological Partners in the Study of HIV Prevention and Risk Online

Wed, Mar 06, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: ZHS 252
Speaker: Dr. Lindsay Young, University of Chicago Talk Title: Social Network Analysis and Artificial Intelligence: Methodological Partners in the Study of HIV Prevention and Risk Online Series: USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in...

Mar07Thu

CS Colloquium: Chi Jin (UC Berkeley) Machine Learning: Why Do Simple Algorithms Work So Well?

Thu, Mar 07, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: OHE 132
Speaker: Chi Jin, UC Berkely Talk Title: Machine Learning: Why Do Simple Algorithms Work So Well? Series: CS Colloquium Abstract: While state-of-the-art machine learning models are deep, large-scale, sequential and highly nonconvex, the...

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News

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To Protect Earth’s Natural Resources, it Takes a Village

A recent community-building symposium, hosted by USC’s Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS), explored how AI could revolutionize the field of conservation.

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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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