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.
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.
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.
USC Viterbi and the Center for Advanced Manufacturing will develop education platform to prepare U.S. workforce for challenges, opportunities in advanced manufacturing
Computer science PhD student Yixue Zhao will participate in the 2019 Rising Stars Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Workshop at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Experts at the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society are teaming with city officials to find technological solutions for aging, vulnerable pipelines.
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
Yolanda Gil, president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), discusses what it will take to move AI forward without moving safety backward.
By studying artificial intelligence techniques in the context of applications with high environmental and social impact, USC undergraduates are learning to develop innovative solutions to pressing social issues.
Atomus, a fledgling USC Viterbi startup, is developing technology that would make it easier for the Marines to 3-D print spare parts for ships, military vehicles and planes, benefitting the Corps, defense contractors and the nation.
CS@SC teaches principles of programming and robotics alongside those of equality and inclusivity
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
The project, FaceBase III Data Management and Integration Hub, would put USC on the map as the data epicenter for the craniofacial research community.
USC engineers team with researchers and VR game designers to help Parkinson’s patients walk steadily with confidence
On June 19, 2019, more than 35 guests from USC and DiDi arrived at USC’s University Club to discuss the future of communication, transportation and artificial intelligence as part of the Industry Affiliates Program (IAP).
Researchers at the USC Viterbi Information Sciences Institute managed vast amounts of genetic data from multi-ethnic populations in a groundbreaking new study.
USC Viterbi Professors Pierluigi Nuzzo, Kelly Sanders and Mahdi Soltanolkotabi receive highly competitive National Science Foundation awards for their leadership and novel research.
USC computer scientists find movement is key to spot manipulated content
USC computer science undergraduate student Zane Durante is using artificial intelligence to identify truthful language in child forensic interviews.
USC computer science PhD student tackles algorithmic fairness for social justice in machine learning.
A U.S. State Department-funded project will allow Mobile Teacher to reach more educators without Internet
A blended family of eight, six of whom attended USC, bids farewell to the school as the youngest graduates
USC Viterbi research team develops technology that may help deaf children better learn sign language
Beyond improving e-commerce, USC Viterbi’s Bhaskar Krishnamachari sees a blockchain-driven future where cars, homes and appliances can buy and sell digital information.
At the 2019 USC Viterbi master’s commencement, graduates shared hugs, smiles and selfies.
Avri Parker, president of the National Society of Black Engineers USC Chapter, lands dream job at Microsoft, sets sights on chief technology officer roles—and aims to start a school for black girls in technology.
Computer science student turned entrepreneur Drake Rehfeld is flying high with five ventures under his belt before he’s even graduated—but it didn’t happen without hard work.
Local K-12 students learned about robotics and the value of STEM education at USC’s 2019 Robotics Open House
USC’s largest hackathon event fuses competition, inspiration and wellness
Xiang Ren, a USC Viterbi assistant professor of computer science, is using natural language processing to find patterns in massive amounts of text, which could unlock the secrets of innovation—and much more.
USC students changing hacking culture from competitive to collaborative.
At the 41st Viterbi Awards, NAE President Dan Mote Jr., alumna and Northrop Grumman VP Linnie Haynesworth, and SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell were honored.
USC computer science researchers develop a new way to test machine learning algorithms that control self-driving cars
The film industry will soon be able to better predict MPAA ratings for movies, thanks to a new artificial intelligence tool.
New AI algorithms could allow robots to learn to move by themselves, imitating animals.
Scientists at USC, Queen’s University (Ontario) and Duke University have developed a new tool that can screen children for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) quickly and affordably
A recent community-building symposium, hosted by USC’s Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS), explored how AI could revolutionize the field of conservation.
Bistra Dilkina, USC Viterbi assistant professor in computer science, develops artificial intelligence tools to help protect endangered animals
USC ISI researcher Wael Abd-Almageed and an international research team are building enhanced biometric security technologies to thwart would-be malefactors.
USC researchers found “hidden factors” in medical data that could improve Alzheimer’s disease prediction and lead to better outcomes.
The winners of the regional coding contest will compete against more than 100 teams at the world finals in Portugal this summer.
With donor support, USC Viterbi’s Robotics and Coding Academy provides computer science education to local elementary schools
USC Viterbi Faculty members from Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering join the 2019 class of IEEE fellows.
USC Viterbi’s Sandeep Suresh helped build a website that provides invaluable information to USC’s hidden hungry and homeless population.
As part of a new USC data science course, more than 100 master’s and PhD students unveiled their final research project posters to professors and industry members.
USC faculty members were two of 148 academic inventors selected this year
USC Viterbi students joined forces with Google engineers to inspire the coders of the future.
Computer scientists find a connection between our test-taking abilities and resting
The USC Viterbi assistant professor, who also just received the prestigious IEEE Nanotechnology Early Career Award, hopes to advance computer efficiency and proficiency.
Doctoral student I-Hung Hsu has won the prestigious fellowship for his research in advancing interactions between voice and technology
USC Viterbi VAST programs gain attention for community engagement in computer sciences, landing new partnerships from leading STEM organizations
New program establishes partnership between the USC Computer Science Department and major technology companies
New Algorithm Can Improve Outcomes in Assigning Housing to Homeless Youth and Change Housing Policy
New USC Viterbi course focused on engineering solutions for social good takes students from seven USC schools in a close encounter with problems inside refugee camps
The prestigious Amazon Alexa Innovation Fellowship will allow the USC Viterbi School of Engineering to infuse voice technology into several of its innovation programs.
New AI forecasting technology might also aid fleets of autonomous cars navigate future traffic.
Want to discover the next big thing in music? A new USC study used data mining to predict what artists will hit the big-time in the next year.
How To Launch A Million Dollar Software Firm? A Family Helps. Specifically, the Trojan Variety.
Computer science master’s students sifted through thousands of documented sightings of UFOs to tackle one of the greatest unsolved mysteries: Are we alone in the universe?
USC computer scientists leverage artificial intelligence to analyze the performance of individuals in online team-based games, producing unique insights into the psychology of performance
New wearable creates “haptic illusion” using tiny speakers to simulate gestures used in social touch
In an exciting, experiential new class, the U.S. Department of Defense supplies national security problems, while students develop ideas for solutions.
First ever Games Expo sets the stage for the biggest night of games at USC
After long nights that muddled into early mornings in SAL, CED, and Leavey, they’re ready to set sail
2018 USC Viterbi master’s students shared hugs, laughs and memories at graduation ceremonies.
Accomplishments of Viterbi Master’s students celebrated at the second annual event
At the 2018 USC Viterbi Ph.D. Hooding and Awards ceremony, the intellectual descendants of Curie, Drexler and Viterbi took the stage.
Annie Song, who graduates this month with a bachelor’s in computer science and minor in cinema studies, shares her experiences and lessons learned during her time at USC
The 2nd Annual Viterbi Graduate Hackathon brought together aspiring developers to keep the Internet of Things safe from cyberattacks.
Passions for dance and computer science combine in Botswana for adventure-seeking student
The annual WiSE Research Horizons Symposium at USC brought together some of the best minds in academic research
Student-athlete balances sports and academics, training 20 hours per week while earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years
In a groundbreaking project, USC Viterbi School of Engineering and USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work to identify at-risk active military personnel and veterans.
USC Robotics Open House leads the way for the next generation of STEM professionals
Hundreds of LA kids participate in a hackathon designed by USC students especially for them
Legendary alums and engineering pioneers honored at the 40th Viterbi Awards
More than 50 prospective students explored USC’s Department of Computer Science and made new connections during this year’s PhD Visit Day.
The Information Sciences Institute and the American Art Collaborative began a partnership that proves that STEM and the arts actually can get along.
Three USC Viterbi Assistant Professors receive a National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award for outstanding, innovative and promising approaches to research
The USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society is transforming public health by calibrating real-life, human intervention
Prestigious KPCB summer internship program offers top U.S. college students experience and mentorship with prominent Silicon Valley startups
New project led by Yolanda Gil receives $13 million DARPA award to apply artificial intelligence to large-scale integrated modeling
New research suggests studying and avoiding all-nighters could lead to greater student happiness
An algorithm created by USC researchers leverages social networks to optimize substance abuse intervention groups for homeless youth
Li will develop artificial intelligence techniques to create more realistic computer-generated humans for U.S. Navy immersive training simulations
Len Adleman, recent inductee to the National Inventors Hall of Fame, talks Internet memes and helps protect e-commerce as we know it.
Can virtual audiences make you a better public speaker?
In 2016, Facebook gave Brandon Schlinker a fellowship. In 2017, he and new fellow finalist Yi-Ching Chiu are making the network faster than ever.
USC stem cell scientists used a new “ecosystem of tools” designed by ISI researchers to analyze massive amounts of data to document the similarities and differences between kidney development in humans and mice
Stephanie Kemna, a PhD student who researches autonomous underwater vehicles, was part of a team recently honored with a 2017 NATO Science and Technology Organization’s (STO) Scientific Achievement Award
USC Viterbi’s Yan Liu uses machine learning to fight the opioid addiction crisis sweeping the nation.
An algorithm developed by USC researchers could help public health programs better locate, and treat, people living with undiagnosed infectious diseases, says a new study.
Bacterial spores use “chemical magic trick” to create protective shell, study finds
NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing recipient Bekah Agwunobi plans to use computer science to drive social change
App utilizes virtual reality and natural language processing to create immersive space for unconscious bias training
Researchers receive $16.7 million grant to automatically translate and summarize “low-resource” language documents into English
From 3-D origami battles to VR journalism, the GamePipe Laboratory Fall 2017 Showcase showed the range and creativity of USC Games students
Over a thousand students participate in Viterbi’s “Code Dojo” for National Computer Science Education Week
A high school student’s family history leads her to team up with USC Viterbi students to build an app that can save farmworkers from heat death
Sven Koenig and Paul Rosenbloom recognized for outstanding contributions to science
USC will progress to world finals of Association for Computing Machinery’s International Collegiate Programming Contest in Beijing, China
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.
For the 7th straight year, the CS program is the top & the overall online engineering program is in the top 5.
Research by Shri Narayanan on an artificial intelligence program that predicts relationship health based on speech patterns was mentioned
Clifford Neuman was quoted about a recent ransomware attack on newspaper delivery operations.
Heather Culbertson was quoted about the future application of haptic technology.
Gerard Medioni was profiled for his role at Amazon.
Research by Emilio Ferrara on how bots spread misinformation was featured.
Research by Maja Matarić was mentioned in a story about a robot with social intelligence
Research by Leonard Adleman was mentioned in a story on machines built to solve optimization problems.
Study by Maja Matarić and Gisele Ragusa to advance in-home socially assistive robots for children on the autism spectrum was featured
Yolanda Gil’s work was profiled by PCMag. She discussed why we need to design AI systems that have and encourage ‘ethical and responsible behaviors.’
Heather Culbertson research on a haptic armband was featured
A study by Jonathan Gratch of ICT was cited on the potential for artificial intelligence in therapy.
Kyle Olszewski was quoted on a new computer program that can generate realistic fake videos of a person’s movements and expressions.
Research by Emilio Ferrara of the Information Sciences Institute was quoted on monitoring Twitter conversations.
Jeffrey Miller was quoted about existing regulations regarding the testing of self-driving vehicles.
Clifford Neuman was quoted about the growing need to protect car fobs from being remotely accessed and used to steal vehicles.
Francisco Valero-Cuevas was awarded an honorary degree from his alma mater, Swarthmore College for his scientific contributions. He spoke at Swarthmore’s commencement ceremony on May 27, 2018
Milind Tambe, the Helen N. and Emmett H. Jones Professor in Engineering is being recognized for research and development of important practical applications of AI and multi-agent systems for social good.
Ph.D. on 5/10 at 9am PDT, Undergraduate on 5/11 at 11am PDT, Graduate on 5/11 at 3pm PDT, Computer Science Graduate on 5/11 at 6:30pm PDT
Nenad Medvidovic was quoted regarding the future job prospects for software developers
A collaboration between USC Viterbi students and local high school student Faith Florez to develop a mobile app that alerts farmworkers to heat warnings was featured
Hao Li was quoted about how augmented reality games might evolve
Research by the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society to help track poachers using artificial intelligence was featured
Work by Maja Mataric and Margaret Trost of the Keck School of Medicine to develop robot-assisted therapies and socially assistive robots was featured
Jeffrey Miller was quoted about recent advancements in driverless car technology and how to ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians.
Collaboration will support early career research and enable researchers to translate findings into applications
From the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and it’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing – led by brilliant Professor SK Gupta, of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and of Computer Science
Research by ISI’s Aleksandra Korolova and colleagues was highlighted, showing that Apple is mining users’ data in an effort to boost its “differential privacy.”
Prem Natarajan was quoted about the security of Apple’s new facial identity feature on the iPhone X.
Jeff Miller was quoted on why self-driving cars need complex sensors to determine if there is a living object in their path.
The article noted that USC Games program is ranked first in the country among game development programs at universities.
The Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society was highlighted for its efforts to address problems such as homeless youth, poaching of endangered species, and gang prevention.
Research by Emilio Ferrara Information Sciences Institute and colleagues on the prevalence of bots on Twitter and how these bots can affect the spread of false information during an election.
ISI’s Greg Ver Steeg was highlighted for his algorithm CorEx which was used to help friend and computational biologist Shirley Pepke find treatment options for her cancer diagnosis
The LA Times highlighted the SAIL lab and a study on diversity and stereotypes in movie dialogues
Reuters featured USC Viterbi and the Information Sciences Institute as being selected for the Amazon Alexa Fund Fellowship, a new program to support universities and researchers focused on transformative voice technologies such as text-to-speech, natural language understanding, automatic speech recognition and conversational artificial intelligence.
Nora Ayanian was interviewed by Reuters on her research involving multi-robot coordination
SK Gupta to lead research effort
Wired quoted Jeffrey Miller about the development potential for Tesla’s self-driving cars.
CBS News quoted Clifford Neuman about the possible ways to voter fraud could occur.
The Los Angeles Times quoted Joe Touch about the cyberattack on Dyn, which connects web addresses to IP addresses.
TechRadar mentioned that the USC’s ISI has one of the four D-Wave 2x quantum computing systems in existence.
Mark Humayun and Shri Narayanan recognized for innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact.
CS Professor Sheila Tejada’s Computer Savvy Lab pledge to work with 100 LA-area students was highlighted.
Watch video: with research developed by USC Viterbi’s Emilio Ferrara, some key steps on how to detect a social bot! A handy tool during this year’s presidential election.
The Wall Street Journal Digital featured Maja Matarić in a discussion on robotics design, the future of socially assistive robots, and the prominent role of females in robotics development.
Cliff Neuman was quoted about the DMV computer outages across the state.
An article highlighted USC Viterbi’s new Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the IoT.
ISI researcher and CS professor recognized for work in network science models and development of tools to study phenomena in large, dynamical techno-social systems.
Yolanda Gil, USC Viterbi’s research professor in the department of Computer Science, has been elected as the 24th president of the Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).
Shri Narayanan’s research, which focuses on developing software that can detect therapist empathy as a tool for training, was featured.
Jeff Miller was quoted about the possible kinks in Tesla’s autopilot technology.
The USC Interaction Lab and Maja Matarić’s socially assistive robots were featured.
Clifford Neuman was quoted on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server.
Jeff Miller was quoted about the possible kinks in Tesla’s autopilot technology
Research by Milind Tambe and colleagues to use game theory to stop wildlife poaching was featured.
Jeffrey Miller was quoted on user acceptance of self-driving cars.