Getting Connected with Big Tech
New program establishes partnership between the USC Computer Science Department and major technology companies
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
Supported by the Keston endowment, ISI researcher Wei-Min Shen is working to combat deterioration in LA’s aging underground water networks
I3 to bring together academics and practitioners in engineering, business to develop a model for IoT-connected cities in the US
Prize of two GPUs will help propel prediction analysis research.
Veteran students like Neil Constantino come to USC to train for a new kind of war
At the USC Michelson Center, Fei Sha will bring an expertise in AI and commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration to tackle some of the most vexing issues in healthcare.
$4.95 million DARPA contract awarded to develop large-scale computational simulation of online social behavior
Project to combine machine learning and human forecasting to predict geopolitical events
Computer scientists, social work researchers and academics from other fields recently gathered at USC to discuss the potential of AI to make the world a better place.
USC Viterbi receives $4.5 million to help develop Internet of Battlefield Things
New research to explore the intersection of data, sensors and artificial intelligence.
Yigal Arens Honored for Contributions to Digital Government
The IEEE has recognized USC Viterbi’s Ramesh Govindan as being a leader in the advancement of Internet technology in the modern world.
Study co-authored by USC ISI highlights how positive behaviors are reinforced on social networks
Information Sciences Institute researchers work on the holy grail of machine translation: a universal system that supports the world’s languages — all 7,000 of them
CiSOFT, a joint venture between Chevron and USC Viterbi, creates innovative technologies beyond oil
Researchers and post-docs from the world’s leading universities came to USC this summer for CAIS Summer Fellows 2017 and to discover AI for social good.
Two USC Viterbi Professors are doing uncommon things with very common materials.
Fifteen years in the making, a new book by ICT’s Andrew Gordon and ISI’s Jerry Hobbs, dubbed “a computer’s guide to humans,” hits the shelves September 7.
ISI’s John Heidemann tracks internet outages as they hit Southeast Texas
New automated analysis of nearly 1000 scripts by USC finds stereotypes of women, race, and aging are created and reinforced in films
How a PhD student’s algorithm brought order to a chaotic world and won him a Google Fellowship in the process.
USC Center for Advanced Manufacturing team comes in first at the Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition (ARIAC)
ISI today attracts more federal research funding than at any comparable time in its 45-year history. And the growing institute recently opened a new office in Greater Boston.
Top researchers gather at USC this summer to work towards using AI to improve the world.
Natalie Monger, a Presidential Scholar earning a combined computer science-business administration degree with a minor in dance performance, sets the stage for technology and art.
Researchers at the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy and the Viterbi School of Engineering team up to examine poor motor development in infants.
Ajitesh Srivastava, a computer science Ph.D. candidate, spends his free time entertaining crowds at L.A.’s comedy clubs.
USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society Hosts First AI and Social Work Fellows Program; Problems Studied to Include Suicide Prevention; Resettlement of Refugees; Wildlife Conservation
The world’s best video game program takes a victory lap at the USC GamePipe Laboratory Spring Showcase and Demo Day
Accomplishments of Viterbi Masters students celebrated in inaugural event
Graduating students from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering were recognized on May 10th at the 2017 Undergraduate Viterbi Awards for their academic, leadership, and service achievements.
Grants awarded to support cyber security, advance quantum computing and improve materials for energy use
April’s Festival took the medium to new depths
Honoring the work and dedication of USC Viterbi faculty and staff
Four distinguished junior USC Viterbi faculty appointed to Early Career Chairs
The undergraduate-organized Athena Hacks aims to transform the hackathon culture
Researcher Greg Ver Steeg partnered with Evidation Health and Google to investigate how online friends can make you fit
How Thuy Truong turned a cancer diagnosis into USC’s first ever ‘Hack for Health’
USC Viterbi School welcomes thousands of local children to campus for the 7th annual Robotics Open House
Five teams competed against each other over spring break at the USC Viterbi Graduate Hackathon to solve problems with facial clustering and IoT security
Autism Awareness Month: watch USC Viterbi short film on robots helping kids with autism. Also, a Q&A with Maja Matarić on the present and future of her research.
School marks robotics week with events across campus during April; simultaneously highlights National Autism Month with a feature film on socially assistive robotics
Felipe de Barros, a civil and environmental engineer, Han Wang, an electrical engineer and Ilias Diakonikolas and Wyatt Lloyd, both computer scientists, win the National Science Foundation’s top honor for junior faculty
New Data-Driven Journalism project by USC Annenberg and USC Viterbi Will Tell You
USC ISI leads a team of researchers from Northwestern University, Stanford University, and Paul Scherrer Institute to ensure manufacturing integrity of computer chips
Theoretical computer scientist Ilias Diakonikolas has received a prestigious two-year grant award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
This engineering student is an extracurricular extraordinaire with a drive towards leadership.
Parag Havaldar was awarded the 2017 Academy Award in Technical Achievement
Lucas Hu uses game theory and computer science to fight wildlife poachers, end homelessness, and prevent teen suicide
Freshman Nikki Bisarya has already become an integral part of Shri Narayanan’s life-changing lab
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.
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.