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

Mar18Mon

CS Colloquium: Gang Wang (Virginia Tech) - Human Augmentation for Internet Security

Mon, Mar 18, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: RTH 115
Speaker: Gang Wang, Virginia Tech Talk Title: Human Augmentation for Internet Security Series: CS Colloquium Abstract: Human factors are playing a critical role in the security of today's Internet systems. On one hand, human factors are...

Mar19Tue

CS Colloquium: ShiQing Ma (Purdue University) - Transparent Computing Systems Enabled by Program Analysis

Tue, Mar 19, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: OHE 132
Speaker: ShiQing Ma, Purdue University Talk Title: Transparent Computing Systems Enabled by Program Analysis Series: CS Colloquium Abstract: Modern computing systems are complex and opaque, which is the root cause of many security and...

Mar19Tue

PhD Defense - Abdulmajeed Alameer

Tue, Mar 19, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: PHE 223
PhD Candidate: Abdulmajeed Alameer Committee: William G.J. Halfond (Chair) Nenad Medvidovic Sandeep Gupta Chao Wang Jyotirmoy V. Deshmukh Dissertation Title: Detection, Localization, and Repair of Internationalization...

Mar19Tue

CS Colloquium: Protiva Rahman (Ohio State University) - Amplifying Domain Expertise in Data Pipelines

Tue, Mar 19, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Location: SAL 101
Speaker: Protiva Rahman, Ohio State University Talk Title: Amplifying Domain Expertise in Data Pipelines Series: Computer Science Colloquium Abstract: Digitization of forms and electronic health records (EHR) has made data from diverse...

Mar20Wed

Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

Wed, Mar 20, 2019
Location: RTH 526
Bi-Weekly regular faculty meeting for invited full-time Computer Science faculty only. Event details emailed directly to attendees.

Mar20Wed

CAIS Seminar: Robin Petering, Nick Barr, & AJ Srivastava - MyPath: Intervention for Reduction in Violence among at Risk Youth

Wed, Mar 20, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: ZHS 252
Speaker: Dr. Robin Petering, Dr. Nick Barr, & Dr. AJ Srivastava, Talk Title: MyPath: Intervention for Reduction in Violence among at Risk Youth Series: USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS) Seminar Series Abstract:...

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News

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

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

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New Method Uses AI to Screen for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Scientists at USC, Queen’s University (Ontario) and Duke University have developed a new tool that can screen children for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) quickly and affordably

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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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