USC Collaborates in $20M NSF Institute to Push New Frontiers in AI and Optimization

USC Collaborates in $20M NSF Institute to Push New Frontiers in AI and Optimization

The NSF Artificial Intelligence (AI) Institute for Advances in Optimization will fuse AI and mathematics to tackle tough challenges, such as food security, supply chain operations and hardware design.

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USC : Microsoft Contributes to Gerald A. Lawson Fund

Microsoft’s X-Box Studios announced today that it will make a significant contribution to USC Games’ Gerald A. Lawson Endowment Fund for Black and Indigenous Students.

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“A Space To Invent the Future.” Trojans Celebrate Groundbreaking of New Computer Science Building

“A Space To Invent the Future.” Trojans Celebrate Groundbreaking of New Computer Science Building

Groundbreaking ceremony kicks off construction of a significant milestone in USC’s history: a new home for computer science, focused on improving and benefiting society.

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Master’s Student Uses Health Data Science to Help Save Lives

Master’s Student Uses Health Data Science to Help Save Lives

From pre-med to data scientist, Lisa Meng is using AI and machine learning to try to improve efficiency and accuracy in diagnosing patients.

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Computer Science Professor Wins ‘Test of Time’ Award for Influential Paper

Computer Science Professor Wins ‘Test of Time’ Award for Influential Paper

Shang-Hua Teng’s groundbreaking paper on smoothed analysis of algorithms helped explain a long-debated phenomenon: why do some algorithms work better in practice than in theory?

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Computer Science Senior Creates Tech to Help Students with Visual Impairments Learn to Code

Computer Science Senior Creates Tech to Help Students with Visual Impairments Learn to Code

Samuel Alex Atcheson developed a 3D-printed system to teach coding syntax to people with visual impairments using the sense of touch

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Events

Sep28Tue

CAIS Seminar: Sadiq Patel (Harvard Medical School) - The Telemedicine Use and Access to Health Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tue, Sep 28, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Online Zoom Webinar
Speaker: Dr. Sadiq Patel, Harvard Medical School Talk Title: The Telemedicine Use and Access to Health Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic Series: USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS) Seminar Series Abstract: Using...

Sep28Tue

CS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

Tue, Sep 28, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Online - Live Chat
CS Advisors will be available on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays this fall from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to assist undergraduates in our four majors (CSCI, CSBA, CSGA, and CECS) via Live Chat. Access the live chat through our website at...

Sep28Tue

Epstein Seminar: David Simchi-Levi (MIT) - Statistical Learning in Operations Management

Tue, Sep 28, 2021
3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: Online Zoom Only
Speaker: Dr. David Simchi-Levi, MIT Talk Title: Statistical Learning in Operations Management Abstract: Traditionally, statistical learning is focused on either (i) online learning where data is generated online according to some unknown...

Sep29Wed

Computer Science General Faculty Meeting

Wed, Sep 29, 2021
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: TBD
Bi-Weekly regular faculty meeting for invited full-time Computer Science faculty only. Event details emailed directly to attendees.

Sep29Wed

CS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

Wed, Sep 29, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Online - Live Chat
CS Advisors will be available on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays this fall from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to assist undergraduates in our four majors (CSCI, CSBA, CSGA, and CECS) via Live Chat. Access the live chat through our website at...

Sep30Thu

CS Undergraduate Live Chat Drop-in Advisement

Thu, Sep 30, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Online - Live Chat
CS Advisors will be available on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays this fall from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to assist undergraduates in our four majors (CSCI, CSBA, CSGA, and CECS) via Live Chat. Access the live chat through our website at...

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News

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AI To Fight Wildfires

AI To Fight Wildfires

USC to Co-Lead an NSF-Funded Project for Controlled Burns and Fire Mitigation

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Bringing Reinforcement Learning to a Dynamic World: USC Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award

Bringing Reinforcement Learning to a Dynamic World: USC Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award

The paper outlines a simple approach that solves a complex problem in reinforcement learning (RL): applying RL algorithms to non-stationary environments.

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Single Cell Intelligence: Alumni Startup Seeks To ID Cells That Could Transform Medicine

Single Cell Intelligence: Alumni Startup Seeks To ID Cells That Could Transform Medicine

Co-founded by USC Viterbi alumnus Mahyar Salek, ’11, Deepcell uses AI and imaging to isolate unique cells in areas ranging from cancer to prenatal testing.

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Is it A Horror Film or a Rom-Com? AI Can Predict Based Solely on Music.

Is it A Horror Film or a Rom-Com? AI Can Predict Based Solely on Music.

USC Viterbi Professor Shrikanth Narayanan and his research group examined the role of music in film through a computational lens to determine how it affects the audience’s perception of genre

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