Gift from Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg helps establish new computer science building

Gift from Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg helps establish new computer science building

Support from ophthalmologist Allen Ginsburg and his wife, Charlotte, will help the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s computer and data science programs continue their dramatic growth.

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Wall Street Journal: How to Build Robots People Can Relate To

As robots take on bigger roles, it’s crucial that users both trust and like them, says Professor Maja Mataric, founder and director of USC’s Interaction Lab.

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Bistra Dilkina Receives Grant to Develop AI for Disaster Planning

Bistra Dilkina Receives Grant to Develop AI for Disaster Planning

Assistant Professor Bistra Dilkina received a grant from the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute to leverage artificial intelligence for disaster planning and relief response.

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Virtual Human Hand Simulation holds Promise for Prosthetics, Virtual Reality, Medical Education

Virtual Human Hand Simulation holds Promise for Prosthetics, Virtual Reality, Medical Education

Working with a clinical radiologist, USC computer scientists combined visual effects techniques and medical imaging to create precise model of the human hand in motion

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What If Cell Service Was Portable?

What If Cell Service Was Portable?

USC students launch Beamlink to provide the first ultraportable, low cost cellular base station for disaster relief and rural connectivity.

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Events

Feb18Tue

CS Colloquium: Cheng Tan (Courant Institute / New York University) - Auditing Outsourced Services

Tue, Feb 18, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: OHE 132
Speaker: Cheng Tan, Courant Institute / New York University Talk Title: Auditing Outsourced Services Series: CS Colloquium Abstract: How can users of a cloud service verify that the service truly performs as promised? This question is...

Feb20Thu

CS Colloquium: Jiapeng Zhang (Harvard) - Sunflowers and Their Applications in Computer Science and Mathematics

Thu, Feb 20, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: OHE 132
Speaker: Jiapeng Zhang, Harvard University Talk Title: Sunflowers and Their Applications in Computer Science and Mathematics Series: CS Colloquium Abstract: The sunflower is a simple notion in combinatorics, originally invented and...

Feb20Thu

MASCLE Machine Learning Seminar: Rose Yu (Northeastern University) - Physics Guided AI for Learning Spatiotemporal Dynamics

Thu, Feb 20, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Location: SAL 101
Speaker: Rose Yu, Northeastern University Talk Title: Physics Guided AI for Learning Spatiotemporal Dynamics Series: Machine Learning Seminar Series hosted by USC Machine Learning Center Abstract: Applications such as sports, climate...

Feb24Mon

CS Colloquium: Michael Everett (MIT) - Fully Autonomous Robot Navigation in Human Environments

Mon, Feb 24, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: RTH 109
Speaker: Michael Everett, MIT Talk Title: Fully Autonomous Robot Navigation in Human Environments Series: CS Colloquium Abstract: Today's robots are still quite limited in their ability to process information about multiple other objects...

Feb25Tue

CS Colloquium: Robin Jia (Stanford University) - Building Robust Natural Language Processing Systems

Tue, Feb 25, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: OHE 132
Speaker: Robin Jia, Stanford University Talk Title: Building Robust Natural Language Processing Systems Series: CS Colloquium Abstract: While modern NLP systems have achieved outstanding performance on static benchmarks, they often fail...

Feb26Wed

Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

Wed, Feb 26, 2020
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: RTH 526
Bi-Weekly regular faculty meeting for invited full-time Computer Science faculty only. Event details emailed directly to attendees.

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News

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Could This Nearly Invincible Drone Be the Future of Disaster Relief?

Could This Nearly Invincible Drone Be the Future of Disaster Relief?

A new artificially intelligent drone control system, designed by USC researchers, allows drones to quickly recover when pushed, kicked or even colliding with an object

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Baby’s Kicks Provide Clues About Infant Development

Baby’s Kicks Provide Clues About Infant Development

Recent paper on using robots to detect early signs of autism or ADHD receives award in “Computer Science for Social Good” competition.

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Zach Flores Wants to Bring Fun Back to Video Games

Zach Flores Wants to Bring Fun Back to Video Games

The USC Viterbi student is developing a 90’s nostalgia-inspired VR game that expands the horizons of what a modern video game can be.

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A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

Penelope Hocking, the Pac-12 Women’s Soccer Freshman of the Year in 2018 and a sophomore majoring in computer science, shines on the pitch and in the classroom.

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