USC selected by Department of Defense for Microelectronics Commons hub
The university will lead one of eight regional innovation hubs funded by the CHIPS and Science Act.
The university will lead one of eight regional innovation hubs funded by the CHIPS and Science Act.
Swabha Swayamdipta, an assistant professor of computer science, is among 15 early-career academic researchers selected by Intel this year.
Yolanda Gil tells The Economist that cross-disciplinary research will become more common due to AI
Maja Matarić was interviewed about the potential for socially assistive robotics
New research by Laurent Itti and Ph.D. student Yunhao Ge was featured.
Computer Science Professor Emilio Ferrara explains why blindly eliminating biases in AI can have unintended consequences. Instead, he says, bias in AI can be controlled to achieve a higher goal: fairness.
Barath Raghavan and co-author Bill Schneier suggest an “AI Dividend”
Computer science student Paul Chiou’s research focuses on automatically finding and fixing keyboard accessibility issues in both web and Android apps.
Executive Vice Dean Gaurav Sukhatme was interviewed about his career trajectory and the state of the robotics field
Dean Yortsos and PhD student Emily Nguyen were featured about the FOC Initiative, Nguyen discussed her work applying AI towards treatments for ovarian cancer.
The SAIL Lab was mentioned as a collaborator with the Geena Davis Institute to address bias through media intelligence
Cliff Neuman was quoted on network security.
Wael Abd Almageed was interviewed and discussed the danger of misinformation spread
Isabel Rayas and Christopher Denniston were interviewed about their work in the Robotics Embedded Systems Lab
Dean Yortsos was interviewed about “Frontiers of Computing” and how “Computer science, data sciences and AI have become essentially an extension of the original fundamentals.”
Jon Gratch shared his research on how interacting with an AI changes human behavior
Cyrus Shahabi was interviewed about how AI can address LA’s problems and the Frontiers of Computing Initiative
Forbes highlighted FOC and quoted Dean Yortsos saying “The world needs engineers and computer scientists to solve the grand challenges we face.”
Viterbi to create a School of Advanced Computing and rename the Computer Science Department for benefactor Thomas Lord
Research by Bistra Dilkina, Thomas Petersen and Essam Heggy was featured.
Expert in socially assistive robotics joins leaders selected from academia, the arts, industry, policy, research, and science
Wired published a piece by Barath Raghavan and a colleague
Wael Abd Almageed spoke to SA about the state of detection for AI generated images
This article mentions that Bill Swartout will co-lead the new Center on Generative AI.
A study conducted by experts at USC found that two in five Venmo users publicly revealed sensitive information
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Swabha Swayamdipta discussed the status of large language models.
The article mentions USC Viterbi computer science alumni, Ashish Vaswani and Niki Parmar, are key contributors to the research that led to ChatGPT
Kristina Lerman was interviewed about the effects of Twitter API change on scientific research
Jonathan May contributed a piece on possible uses of ChatGPT
A haptic texture detection method developed by computer science doctoral student Shihan Lu, advised by Heather Culbertson, is featured in IEEE.
Wael Abd-Almageed commenting on A.I. generated art and other content.
Swabha Swayamdipta, an assistant professor of computer science, discusses ways to overcome data constraints for large language models.
Quanta interviews Shang-Hua Teng, a USC computer science professor who has twice won the Gödel Prize, a top honor in theoretical computer science, but often explores playful applications, like board games.
Wael Abd Almageed was quoted about the future of deepfakes
Cybersecurity expert Cliff Neuman was interviewed about how cards might be compromised
Jesse Thomason was interviewed about the significance of ChatbotGPT
The story mentions the USC Games’ Gerald A. Lawson Fund that was set up at USC Games to support the next generation of gamers
Computer Science student Anshay Saboo was featured in various outlets after launching his app Instafest, that went viral.
The latest report from Google, the USC SAIL Lab and Geena Davis Institute on media representation was highlighted.
Cliff Neuman was interviewed about dark patterns and what consumers could do to protect themselves against online marketing practices.
Taking a cue from the animal world, USC researchers discovered a simple voting rule that optimally reflects voters’ opinions about candidates. Lead author Fatih Kizilkaya, a computer science doctoral student, discusses the IJCAI Distinguished Paper Award-winning work.
Jon May was featured in a podcast focused on developing tools for more civil online communication
PhD students will receive fellowship funding and be mentored by Amazon scientists.
Research by Katy Felkner to mitigate AI bias towards the LGBTQ+ community was highlighted
Cliff Neuman was quoted on about a recent LAUSD cyber attack and why the district was targeted
The labs of Francisco Valero-Cuevas and Quan Nguyen were featured in on “Techfor Good” segment on robots and biomimcry
A startup by Barath Raghavan and Paul Schmitt was featured.
AI research by doctoral student Katy Felkner was highlighted.
Cliff Neuman explains how the Disneyland hack may have occurred.
Professor Matarić is one of 6 scientists and engineers featured by Amazon in its MARS “Luminaries” series. Matarić is featured for her work in the field of socially assistive robotics.
The upcoming USC Games Expo was featured
A study about personal information exposed on Venmo was featured
The USC Games Gerald A. Lawson Endowment Fund for Black and Indigenous students was highlighted; The forthcoming Games Expo was highlighted.
Inspired by a type of origami, Viterbi researchers apply autonomous reinforcement learning to develop materials for wearable electronics.
A collaboration among the La Brea Tar Pits, NHLA and USC to apply AR as educational tools was highlighted.
Cliff Neuman was interviewed about how the challenges of cyberwarfare and cyber defense
New research Center led Rahul Jain and Jyo Deshmukh was highlighted
Day in the Life of a Skateboarder, Piercer, Poet and Coder
Maja Matarić discusses how robots can be used in school to increase social interaction and engagement.
Maja Matarić gave a virtual talk at the National Academy of Sciences Science & Entertainment Exchange
DotLA covered two pieces of Viterbi news this week, Dean Yortsos was interviewed adding, “some sort of a digital literacy will become as important as other general education requirements”
New research by Barath Raghavan was featured
Professor Culbertson’s research on virtual touch was featured.
Research by Laurent Itti that applies the same method that is used to create deep fakes for the benefit of brain- machine interfaces for individuals with disabilities, was featured
Emmanuel Johnson and Jasmine Berry have received 2021 Computing Innovation (CI) Fellowships, which help recent and soon-to-be Ph.D. graduates launch their careers in uncertain economic times.
The Washington Post wrote about CS PhD student Lina Brixey’s efforts to use computer science to preserve the Choctaw language.
Research by the SAIL lab was featured
Every two weeks a language dies. Lina Brixey, a member of the Choctaw Nation and a USC Viterbi Ph.D. candidate, is determined hers will not be next.
The SAIL Lab was mentioned for its collaboration with GDI to identify bias in movie scripts via development of Spellcheck for Bias
USC researchers say this is a fallacy as their new study points to systemic bias on behalf of recruiters in salary negotiations.
Dot.LA featured research that Yolanda Gil, Bistra Dilkina and Michael Pazzani will work on with the San Diego Supercomputer Center to fight wildfires
After 10 weeks of competition, a USC team, including two computer science students, finished second to a trio from Columbia University in the final showdown.
An opinion piece cited research by Aleksandra Korolova that concluded that Facebook served different ads to men and women
Research by Barath Raghavan regarding limiting location data sharing was featured
VentureBeat quoted Saty Raghavachary on scientists who claim to be able to train an AI system to play games without human interaction data.
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.
Research by Stefanos Nikolaidis and the ICARUS lab was featured.
Shang-Hua Teng co-authored a paper on smoothed analysis of algorithms, which offers a more realistic comprehension of algorithmic performance.
A research team at the University of Southern California has developed a new artificial intelligence system that uses human-like abilities to imagine never-before-seen objects.
Researchers from NVIDIA and USC teamed up to make a simulation engine that could help autonomous robots with their cutting ability.
Wired featured research by Stefanos Nikolaidis’a ICAROA lab that trains robots to build Ikea furniture.
KNBC-TV featured research by Kristina Lerman that linked political discourse on Twitter to future COVID-19 outbreaks.
Radhika Agrawal, a 2021 graduate with a degree in computer engineering and computer science, was interviewed for participating in the In-person ceremony.
2021 CS graduate Sterling Rios was interviewed about a brand new video game he co-developed which was inspired by his indigenous Latino heritage.
The City’s use of machine learning to automatically spot graffiti –a tool developed by IMSC–was featured .
Los Angeles Business Journal interviewed Dean Yortsos regarding the new computer science building
Stefanos Nikolaidis was featured on the CBS STEAM series for developing robotics for people who have disabilities
The Wall Street Journal featured research by Aleksandra Korolova and John Heidemann, along with doctoral student, Basileal Imana, on how Facebook serves different job ads to men and women.
Barath Raghavan’s work in computational agroecology to fight CA wildfires was featured
AI software may be able to generate text that is grammatically correct and very human-like, but when it comes to common sense they’re still lagging severely behind us humans.
Maja Matarić, Sven Koenig and Mike Zyda were recognized for “innovations that ushered in significant improvements across many areas of technology, industry and personal life”
Cyrus Shahabi was interviewed about California’s new contact tracing app.
Maja Matarić was quoted as to why people may mistreat robots.
Research by Emilio Ferrara found that during the 2020 Election season 13 percent of all accounts tweeting about conspiracy theories were automated.
Research by Emilio Ferrara on how bots were influencing discussions around the upcoming election was featured.
Research by Emilio Ferrara on how bots are once again influencing discussions around the 2020 election was featured
STAT quoted Yolanda Gil on a new award that recognizes the positive impact of artificial intelligence.
Pasadena Star-News quoted Cyrus Shahabi regarding the concerns around contact tracing apps.
CNN featured Bistra Dilkina on how people may consider moving due to the impacts of climate change.