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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AI Predicts Musical Genre by Identifying Surprising Patterns in Hit Songs

Record-breaking single “Old Town Road” is a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n roll, according to an artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed by a USC computer science student

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Making Children’s Voices Heard in the Courtroom

USC computer science undergraduate student Zane Durante is using artificial intelligence to identify truthful language in child forensic interviews.

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CS@USC Students Host 2019 AthenaHacks!

This year’s AthenaHacks was a huge success - there were 412 hackers, 100+ mentors and volunteers, and over 15 schools in attendance. Tap on "Read More" below to watch video highlights of the event!

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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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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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Events

Oct16Wed

Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

Wed, Oct 16, 2019
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: MCB 101
Bi-Weekly regular faculty meeting for invited full-time Computer Science faculty only. Event details emailed directly to attendees.

Oct16Wed

CAIS Seminar: Kayla de la Haye (University of Southern California) - Promoting Healthy Eating through Local and Global Social Networks

Wed, Oct 16, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: EEB 132
Speaker: Dr. Kayla de la Haye, University of Southern California Talk Title: Promoting Healthy Eating through Local and Global Social Networks Series: USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS) Seminar Series Abstract: Poor...

Oct22Tue

CS Colloquium: Ahmed Eldawy (University of California, Riverside) - Interactive Data Exploration as a Service

Tue, Oct 22, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: SAL 101
Speaker: Ahmed Eldawy, University of California, Riverside Talk Title: Interactive Data Exploration as a Service Series: Computer Science Colloquium Abstract: Recently, there has been a tremendous growth in data collection from various...

Oct24Thu

CS Colloquium: Masahiro Ono (NASA JPL) - Robots in Space: How AI and Machine Learning are Revolutionizing Space Exploration

Thu, Oct 24, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: SAL 101
Speaker: Masahiro Ono, NASA JPL Talk Title: Robots in Space: How AI and Machine Learning are Revolutionizing Space Exploration Series: Computer Science Colloquium Abstract: On the third planet of the Solar System, there is an ongoing...

Oct30Wed

Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

Wed, Oct 30, 2019
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.

Oct31Thu

MASCLE Machine Learning Seminar: Joan Bruna Estrach (NYU) - On (Provably) Learning with Large Neural Networks

Thu, Oct 31, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: SAL 101
Speaker: Joan Bruna Estrach, New York University Talk Title: On (Provably) Learning with Large Neural Networks Series: Machine Learning Seminar Series hosted by USC Machine Learning Center Abstract: Virtually all modern deep learning...

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News

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Do We Trust Artificial Intelligence Agents to Mediate Conflict? Not Entirely 

New study says we’ll listen to virtual agents except when goings get tough

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USC Student Club Harnesses AI for Social Good

The rise and rise of CAIS++, the student branch of USC’s Center for AI in Society, where undergraduate students are using artificial intelligence to tackle projects with environmental and social impact.

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Tackling Pressing Social Issues with AI: A Conversation with PhD candidate Aida Rahamattalabi

USC computer science PhD candidate Aida Rahamattalabi is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and social network-based interventions aimed at reducing suicidality among homeless youth, college students, and active duty military members.

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USC Viterbi Receives Three-Year NSF Grant to Train Engineers for the Future of Manufacturing

USC Viterbi and the Center for Advanced Manufacturing will develop education platform to prepare U.S. workforce for challenges, opportunities in advanced manufacturing

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