IGN: USC Games Expo 2022 to Feature World Premieres of Over 50 Student-Made Games
The upcoming USC Games Expo was featured
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 Mataric 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.
New USC study finds that automated accounts and foreign interference are infesting social media conversations about the upcoming election.
Spangher, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, will use the fellowship to further his work in NLP and computational journalism.
KABC-TV featured research by Crosstown, a collaboration between Viterbi and Annenberg, which found that arson fires in Los Angeles are on the rise.
KTTV-TV interviewed Cliff Neuman regarding a ransomware attack affected a school district.
Computer Science Professor Bistra Dilkina, who has modeled migration patterns from sea-level rise, discusses climate-driven pressures as wildfires devastate the West Coast.
USC computer science researchers and Amazon Robotics explored a solution to the problem of lifelong multi-agent path finding (MAPF), where a team of agents must be moved to constantly changing goal locations without collisions.
USC computer scientists developed a text classifier, which takes social media posts and predicts whether the text contains hate speech by looking at context as well as content.
Viterbi AI research that tries to help individuals who are homeless as well as robots to identify problems in infrastructure were featured
Researchers at USC’s Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC), including Cyrus Shahabi, IMSC director and computer science professor, worked in partnership with Crosstown, a nonprofit news organization, to examine vehicle volume data across Los Angeles during the COVID-19 shutdown.
AthenaHacks was founded in 2016 by a group of USC seniors, led by computer science student Kelly Lampotang, with the idea of creating a friendly hackathon event to inspire more women coders and engineers to work together.
As more places across California start to reopen, contact tracing is set to play a crucial role in containing the spread of the coronavirus. Cyrus Shahabi, USC computer science professor, discusses how much of the work could be done through digital contact tracing and how it would work. (Listen ~00:19).
Namita Prakash is computer science major with a screenwriter minor
Cyrus Shahabi was interviewed about a contact tracing app his team is working on to fight the spread of COVID19
USC Researchers and faculty presented on how digital technologies– mobile applications, internet of things, data science, AI, and machine learning can play a role in understanding, monitoring and combatting COVID-19.
How USC Viterbi researchers innovated, disrupted, and engaged new frontiers from a distance
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USC computer science researchers who designed an artificially intelligent robot that helped children with autism boost their learning and social skills hope such technology could one day aid others with the developmental disorder.
In this podcast, Assistant Professor in Computer Science Heather Culbertson discusses haptics research, creating interactions that realistically mimic touch sensations experienced during interactions with the physical world.
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Tool will be deployed to support increased authentic Latinx onscreen representation and casting opportunities during the early stages of the development process
Support from ophthalmologist Allen Ginsburg and his wife, Charlotte, will help computer and data science programs continue their dramatic growth.
New AI-based research, led by Bistra Dilkina, projects migration patterns of people leaving coastal cities due to sea-level rise.
Bistra Dilkina was interviewed about how AI as tool could help with disaster preparation and mitigation
Maja Matarić was interviewed about the future for socially assistive robots as companions and coaches
A team of researchers led by assistant professor of computer science Stefanos Nikolaidis have created a robotic arm capable of brushing hair, which is designed to help physically disabled people.
A new study co-authored by Aleksandra Korolova, an assistant professor of computer science at USC, found the technologies Facebook uses to put advertising it deems relevant in front of people may be more responsible for the polarization of American politics than previously understood.
Fresh from its historic win last year when they brought home the trophy for National Chapter of The Year, the USC chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, or NSBE, continues to rake awards and solidify its place as one of the best student-run organizations in the nation
Research by Joseph Lim to train robots to assemble low-budget furniture was featured
Research by the SAIL lab using AI to detect music’s effects on our brains and emotions, was featured.
Research by Burcin Bercerik Gerber, Gale Lucas of USC CENTIENTS and Erroll Southers to test building features that might thwart active shooters, was featured.
When humans give robots “tough love” by trying to knock objects out of their hands, it actually helps them find the best ways to hold things, found Stefanos Nikolaidis, a USC computer science assistant professor.
Jonathan Gratch was quoted on devices designed to predict moods.
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.
A new study from researchers at Northeastern University, the University of Southern California, and the nonprofit Upturn suggests Facebook’s ad delivery system perpetuates bias.
Professor Jernej Barbic shares details about his realistic computational model of the human hand in motion.
Speaking at the MIT Technology Review’s EmTech conference, Hao Li shares his thoughts on the future of deepfake technology.
Hao Li was quoted on the difficulty of detecting deepfake videos.
Aleksandra Korolova was quoted on how Google can track your every move.
Jeff Miller was quoted on autonomous vehicles learning to predict pedestrian movements.
Paul Rosenbloom was quoted on the current state of artificial general intelligence research.
More than 80 games from console, PC, VR, AR and mobile video games to board games and outdoor-games
USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s 2019 Ph.D. Hooding and Awards ceremony
Work by CAIS using artificial intelligence to aid homeless youth in Los Angeles was featured.
Research by Kristina Lerman (and colleagues) regarding people’s email response habits was highlighted
Research by Chen Zhang and Laurent Itti about new technology they developed to screen children for fetal alcohol syndrome was featured.
Research by Pedro Szekely and colleagues to develop an algorithm that searches the internet for indicators of human trafficking was mentioned.
Research by Jonathan Gratch on how self-driving car technology may prompt users to consider the common good instead of selfish desires was highlighted.
An article about conserving endangered wildlife using AI, featuring projects from USC’s Center for Artificial Intelligence and Society (CAIS).
A USC computer science PhD student and physical therapy researcher teamed up to develop a unique voice-assisted device that could help children with cerebral palsy.