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Want to Know the Secret of a Good Idea? It Could be Hidden in Language.

Apr 22, 2019

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.

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A Hackathon for Women by Women

Apr 19, 2019

USC students changing hacking culture from competitive to collaborative.

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Excellence In Engineering

Apr 12, 2019

At the 41st Viterbi Awards, NAE President Dan Mote Jr., alumna and Northrop Grumman VP Linnie Haynesworth, and SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell were honored.

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How to Make Self-Driving Cars Safer on Roads

Mar 28, 2019

USC computer science researchers develop a new way to test machine learning algorithms that control self-driving cars

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Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict Violence in Movies

Mar 20, 2019

The film industry will soon be able to better predict MPAA ratings for movies, thanks to a new artificial intelligence tool.

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A Robotic Leg, Born Without Prior Knowledge, Learns to Walk

Mar 11, 2019

New AI algorithms could allow robots to learn to move by themselves, imitating animals.

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New Method Uses AI to Screen for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Feb 26, 2019

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

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To Protect Earth’s Natural Resources, It Takes a Village

Feb 21, 2019

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.

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Saving Endangered Species, One Algorithm at a Time

Feb 11, 2019

Bistra Dilkina, USC Viterbi assistant professor in computer science, develops artificial intelligence tools to help protect endangered animals

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Stop The Spoofing

Feb 01, 2019

USC ISI researcher Wael Abd-Almageed and an international research team are building enhanced biometric security technologies to thwart would-be malefactors.

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USC Researchers Use AI to Detect Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

Jan 28, 2019

USC researchers found “hidden factors” in medical data that could improve Alzheimer’s disease prediction and lead to better outcomes.

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USC Trojans Repeat as Region’s Top Team in “Coding Olympics”

Jan 11, 2019

The winners of the regional coding contest will compete against more than 100 teams at the world finals in Portugal this summer.

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A Star Is Born…With C Programming And Robots.

Jan 09, 2019

With donor support, USC Viterbi’s Robotics and Coding Academy provides computer science education to local elementary schools

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Four USC Viterbi Faculty Members Selected As IEEE Fellows

Jan 08, 2019

USC Viterbi Faculty members from Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering join the 2019 class of IEEE fellows.

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Helping USC’s Homeless

Dec 18, 2018

USC Viterbi’s Sandeep Suresh helped build a website that provides invaluable information to USC’s hidden hungry and homeless population.

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Computer Science Students Unleash Power of Social Web Data

Dec 13, 2018

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.

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Ellis Meng and Mike Waterman Elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Dec 11, 2018

USC faculty members were two of 148 academic inventors selected this year

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Fledgling Programmers Join Global Coding Celebration

Dec 10, 2018

USC Viterbi students joined forces with Google engineers to inspire the coders of the future.

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Can taking breaks enhance test-taking performance?

Dec 10, 2018

Computer scientists find a connection between our test-taking abilities and resting

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Han Wang Receives Coveted Army Research Office Young Investigator Award

Dec 04, 2018

The USC Viterbi assistant professor, who also just received the prestigious IEEE Nanotechnology Early Career Award, hopes to advance computer efficiency and proficiency.

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USC Viterbi Student Named Amazon Alexa Graduate Fellow

Nov 29, 2018

Doctoral student I-Hung Hsu has won the prestigious fellowship for his research in advancing interactions between voice and technology

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USC Viterbi’s “Adopt-a-School” Program Announces Partnerships with Code.org and Sesame Workshop

Nov 13, 2018

USC Viterbi VAST programs gain attention for community engagement in computer sciences, landing new partnerships from leading STEM organizations

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Getting Connected with Big Tech

Oct 09, 2018

New program establishes partnership between the USC Computer Science Department and major technology companies

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Can AI Reduce Race Bias in Homelessness?

Oct 01, 2018

New Algorithm Can Improve Outcomes in Assigning Housing to Homeless Youth and Change Housing Policy

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USC students go into refugee camps in Greece to volunteer and research solutions to the global refugee crisis

Sep 26, 2018

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

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Alexa To USC: “Congratulations! You Have Been Chosen.”

Aug 31, 2018

The prestigious Amazon Alexa Innovation Fellowship will allow the USC Viterbi School of Engineering to infuse voice technology into several of its innovation programs.

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New Deep Learning AI Technology Can Help You Save Time on Your Commute

Aug 24, 2018

New AI forecasting technology might also aid fleets of autonomous cars navigate future traffic.

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Predicting the next Taylor Swift—with algorithms?

Aug 10, 2018

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.

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Mr. USC

Jul 18, 2018

How To Launch A Million Dollar Software Firm? A Family Helps. Specifically, the Trojan Variety.

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Data-Crunching Class Looks to the Skies to Explore UFO Sightings

Jul 02, 2018

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?

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New Study Finds Taking Breaks Boosts Team Performance

Jun 27, 2018

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

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USC Computer Science Professor Develops Haptic Armband to Mimic Human Touch

Jun 20, 2018

New wearable creates “haptic illusion” using tiny speakers to simulate gestures used in social touch

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Hacking for Defense

May 24, 2018

In an exciting, experiential new class, the U.S. Department of Defense supplies national security problems, while students develop ideas for solutions.

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Let the games begin!

May 23, 2018

First ever Games Expo sets the stage for the biggest night of games at USC

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Eureka! Eureka! The Class of 2018 Has Found It

May 12, 2018

After long nights that muddled into early mornings in SAL, CED, and Leavey, they’re ready to set sail

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Master’s Class For The Ages

May 12, 2018

2018 USC Viterbi master’s students shared hugs, laughs and memories at graduation ceremonies.

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2018 Viterbi Master’s Student Awards

May 11, 2018

Accomplishments of Viterbi Master’s students celebrated at the second annual event

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Marie Curie Dropped the Ph.D. Mic 115 Years Ago. These Trojans Picked It Up.

May 10, 2018

At the 2018 USC Viterbi Ph.D. Hooding and Awards ceremony, the intellectual descendants of Curie, Drexler and Viterbi took the stage.

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That’s a Wrap: Computer Science Student Gets Behind the Silver Screen

May 10, 2018

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

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You Have 28 Hours to Protect the World’s Smart Watches, Cars, Pacemakers and Cities. What Do You Do?

May 08, 2018

The 2nd Annual Viterbi Graduate Hackathon brought together aspiring developers to keep the Internet of Things safe from cyberattacks.

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Dancing to a Different Beat

May 07, 2018

Passions for dance and computer science combine in Botswana for adventure-seeking student

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USC Women In Science and Engineering (WiSE) helps junior female faculty share their research

May 07, 2018

The annual WiSE Research Horizons Symposium at USC brought together some of the best minds in academic research

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Football Star Tackles Computer Science

May 02, 2018

Student-athlete balances sports and academics, training 20 hours per week while earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years

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USC Center for AI in Society Seeks to Reduce Military Suicides

May 01, 2018

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.

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Cue the robots

Apr 26, 2018

USC Robotics Open House leads the way for the next generation of STEM professionals

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Life Hacks 2.0

Apr 25, 2018

Hundreds of LA kids participate in a hackathon designed by USC students especially for them

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USC Viterbi’s most prestigious night gives the stage to “heroic engineers”

Apr 23, 2018

Legendary alums and engineering pioneers honored at the 40th Viterbi Awards

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USC’s Department of Computer Science Opens its Doors to Prospective Doctoral Students

Apr 18, 2018

More than 50 prospective students explored USC’s Department of Computer Science and made new connections during this year’s PhD Visit Day.

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The American Art Collaborative and USC Information Sciences Institute: An Unexpected Partnership.

Apr 17, 2018

The Information Sciences Institute and the American Art Collaborative began a partnership that proves that STEM and the arts actually can get along.

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USC Viterbi announces its 2018 NSF CAREER Award Winners

Apr 17, 2018

Three USC Viterbi Assistant Professors receive a National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award for outstanding, innovative and promising approaches to research

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You Are What Your Friends Eat

Apr 11, 2018

The USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society is transforming public health by calibrating real-life, human intervention

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Computer Science Student Named KPCB Fellow, Sets Sights on Silicon Valley Cybersecurity Startup

Mar 30, 2018

Prestigious KPCB summer internship program offers top U.S. college students experience and mentorship with prominent Silicon Valley startups

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ISI Researchers to “Model the World” with New DARPA Award

Mar 22, 2018

New project led by Yolanda Gil receives $13 million DARPA award to apply artificial intelligence to large-scale integrated modeling

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USC ISI Researchers Develop Computational Methods to Uncover Hidden Trends in Human Behavior

Mar 22, 2018

New research suggests studying and avoiding all-nighters could lead to greater student happiness

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AI Tool Promotes Positive Peer Groups to Tackle Substance Abuse

Mar 22, 2018

An algorithm created by USC researchers leverages social networks to optimize substance abuse intervention groups for homeless youth

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Hao Li Earns Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award

Mar 01, 2018

Li will develop artificial intelligence techniques to create more realistic computer-generated humans for U.S. Navy immersive training simulations

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Memes Are The Future

Feb 28, 2018

Len Adleman, recent inductee to the National Inventors Hall of Fame, talks Internet memes and helps protect e-commerce as we know it.

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1,000 Reactions

Feb 26, 2018

Can virtual audiences make you a better public speaker?

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Making Facebook Faster

Feb 23, 2018

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.

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New Insights Into Human Kidney Formation Made Possible with Innovative Platform Developed at ISI

Feb 16, 2018

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

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Computer Science Graduate Student Earns NATO Scientific Achievement Award

Feb 15, 2018

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

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Fighting Addiction Before It Begins

Feb 09, 2018

USC Viterbi’s Yan Liu uses machine learning to fight the opioid addiction crisis sweeping the nation.

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A New Way to Fight the Spread of Infectious Diseases

Feb 08, 2018

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.

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Computer Models Reveal Best Way to Kill Deadly Bacteria

Jan 31, 2018

Bacterial spores use “chemical magic trick” to create protective shell, study finds

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Former intern honored with national award

Jan 30, 2018

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing recipient Bekah Agwunobi plans to use computer science to drive social change

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Trojan team’s bias-busting app wins third prize at Facebook Global Hackathon

Jan 08, 2018

App utilizes virtual reality and natural language processing to create immersive space for unconscious bias training

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USC ISI to Develop Translation and Information-Retrieval System for Uncommon Languages

Jan 08, 2018

Researchers receive $16.7 million grant to automatically translate and summarize “low-resource” language documents into English

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Can You Save the World with Origami?

Jan 04, 2018

From 3-D origami battles to VR journalism, the GamePipe Laboratory Fall 2017 Showcase showed the range and creativity of USC Games students

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Students Mentored by LA City Leader and Viterbi Students at Code Dojo

Dec 20, 2017

Over a thousand students participate in Viterbi’s “Code Dojo” for National Computer Science Education Week

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The Sun Also Rises. And Now We Know How Hot It Gets.

Dec 14, 2017

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

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Two USC computer science professors named fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Dec 01, 2017

Sven Koenig and Paul Rosenbloom recognized for outstanding contributions to science

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USC Computer Science Student Teams Win First and Second Place at “Programming Olympics” Regional Contest

Dec 01, 2017

USC will progress to world finals of Association for Computing Machinery’s International Collegiate Programming Contest in Beijing, China

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What Lies Beneath: “PipeFish” Robot Patrols City Pipes to Detect Underground Water Leaks

Nov 27, 2017

Supported by the Keston endowment, ISI researcher Wei-Min Shen is working to combat deterioration in LA’s aging underground water networks

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Smart City Consortium formed at USC

Nov 16, 2017

I3 to bring together academics and practitioners in engineering, business to develop a model for IoT-connected cities in the US

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Computer science PhD student wins “supercomputer” essay contest

Nov 15, 2017

Prize of two GPUs will help propel prediction analysis research.

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America’s Next Cyber Warrior

Nov 08, 2017

Veteran students like Neil Constantino come to USC to train for a new kind of war

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Can AI Help to Detect and Cure Cancer?

Oct 31, 2017

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.

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USC ISI to Lead Project to Simulate Dynamics of Online Social Behavior

Oct 24, 2017

$4.95 million DARPA contract awarded to develop large-scale computational simulation of online social behavior

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USC ISI Leads IARPA Contract for developing Hybrid Forecasting Systems

Oct 11, 2017

Project to combine machine learning and human forecasting to predict geopolitical events

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Meeting of the Minds

Oct 11, 2017

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.

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Protecting The Troops

Oct 11, 2017

USC Viterbi receives $4.5 million to help develop Internet of Battlefield Things

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USC ISI researchers poised to crack the code on reducing workplace stress

Oct 03, 2017

New research to explore the intersection of data, sensors and artificial intelligence.

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Coding the Way Towards the “Internet of Things”

Sep 27, 2017

The IEEE has recognized USC Viterbi’s Ramesh Govindan as being a leader in the advancement of Internet technology in the modern world.

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Twitter Bots for Good: USC ISI Study Reveals How Information Spreads on Social Media

Sep 22, 2017

Study co-authored by USC ISI highlights how positive behaviors are reinforced on social networks

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An extra challenge in a crisis: Dealing with rare languages

Sep 15, 2017

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

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Smart Oil Fields, a Reservoir of Emerging Technologies

Sep 14, 2017

CiSOFT, a joint venture between Chevron and USC Viterbi, creates innovative technologies beyond oil

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AI for Social Good

Sep 13, 2017

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.

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Salt and Sand

Sep 13, 2017

Two USC Viterbi Professors are doing uncommon things with very common materials.

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Everything a computer wanted to know about humans (but was too afraid to ask)

Sep 07, 2017

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.

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Hurricane Harvey through the Eyes of the Internet

Sep 06, 2017

ISI’s John Heidemann tracks internet outages as they hit Southeast Texas

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How Central are Female Characters to a Movie?

Aug 01, 2017

New automated analysis of nearly 1000 scripts by USC finds stereotypes of women, race, and aging are created and reinforced in films

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Random Thoughts, With Haifeng Xu

Jul 18, 2017

How a PhD student’s algorithm brought order to a chaotic world and won him a Google Fellowship in the process.

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Better, Faster, Smarter: Making Agile Robots

Jul 14, 2017

USC Center for Advanced Manufacturing team comes in first at the Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition (ARIAC)

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Better Than Ever

Jul 12, 2017

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.

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Engineering a Better World

Jun 29, 2017

Top researchers gather at USC this summer to work towards using AI to improve the world.

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Pirouettes and Programming

Jun 27, 2017

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.

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Monitoring Babies’ Lives

Jun 27, 2017

Researchers at the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy and the Viterbi School of Engineering team up to examine poor motor development in infants.

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Engineering Laughter

Jun 27, 2017

Ajitesh Srivastava, a computer science Ph.D. candidate, spends his free time entertaining crowds at L.A.’s comedy clubs.

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USC Brings in Top AI and Social Work Scholars to Explore Solutions

Jun 13, 2017

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

 

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5 Simple Job Hunting Techniques to Land Your Dream Job

Mar 17, 2019

Research by Kristina Lerman (and colleagues) regarding people’s email response habits was highlighted

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AI screens for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder with 85% accuracy

Mar 17, 2019

Research by Chen Zhang and Laurent Itti about new technology they developed to screen children for fetal alcohol syndrome was featured.

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How eavesdropping on elephants is keeping them safe

Feb 08, 2019

An article about conserving endangered wildlife using AI, featuring projects from USC’s Center for Artificial Intelligence and Society (CAIS).

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Making a game of speech therapy for kids with cerebral palsy

Feb 08, 2019

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.

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US News and World Report on Online Graduate Programs: USC Viterbi ranked the best program in Computer Science and tied for second in overall Engineering

Jan 14, 2019

For the 7th straight year, the CS program is the top & the overall online engineering program is in the top 5.

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How Twitter bots get people to spread fake news

Dec 07, 2018

Research by Emilio Ferrara on how bots spread misinformation was featured.

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What Moxi the robot is learning from nurses in Texas

Dec 07, 2018

Research by Maja Matarić was mentioned in a story about a robot with social intelligence

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To Crack the Toughest Optimization Problems, Just Add Lasers

Dec 07, 2018

Research by Leonard Adleman was mentioned in a story on machines built to solve optimization problems.

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Socially assistive robots for children on the autism spectrum

Oct 30, 2018

Study by Maja Matarić and Gisele Ragusa to advance in-home socially assistive robots for children on the autism spectrum was featured

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Think AI Is Too Scary? This Expert Wants to Calm Your Fears

Oct 12, 2018

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.’

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Haptic armband lets you feel the sensation of stroking

Oct 12, 2018

Heather Culbertson research on a haptic armband was featured

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Are robots the future of therapy?

Oct 12, 2018

A study by Jonathan Gratch of ICT was cited on the potential for artificial intelligence in therapy.

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Valero-Cuevas Receives Honorary Degree from Swarthmore

Jun 08, 2018

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

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Milind Tambe Receives IJCAI 2018 John McCarthy Award

May 23, 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.

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Watch the Viterbi Satellite Commencement Ceremonies Streaming

May 09, 2018

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

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Tech Jobs Forge Forward

Jan 31, 2018

Nenad Medvidovic was quoted regarding the future job prospects for software developers

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Teenager Develops App to Protect Farmworkers from Heat-Related Illness

Jan 30, 2018

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

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Surprising Ways Augmented Reality Will Revolutionize Your Life

Jan 30, 2018

Hao Li was quoted about how augmented reality games might evolve

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‘Predator’ Vision Drones Get AI to Spot Poachers

Jan 30, 2018

Research by the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society to help track poachers using artificial intelligence was featured

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Robot Companions Are Just What the Doctor Ordered

Jan 30, 2018

Work by Maja Mataric and Margaret Trost of the Keck School of Medicine to develop robot-assisted therapies and socially assistive robots was featured

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Driverless Cars Need Ears as Well as Eyes

Jan 30, 2018

Jeffrey Miller was quoted about recent advancements in driverless car technology and how to ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians.

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CAIS and Microsoft Announce Collaboration on AI and the Environment

Jan 08, 2018

Collaboration will support early career research and enable researchers to translate findings into applications

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Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 22, 2017

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

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How One of Apple’s Key Privacy Safeguards Fall Short

Nov 03, 2017

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.”

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Analysts Skeptical iPhone X’s Face ID will be Foolproof

Nov 03, 2017

Prem Natarajan was quoted about the security of Apple’s new facial identity feature on the iPhone X.

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Why Self-Driving Cars Need Superhuman Senses

Nov 03, 2017

Jeff Miller was quoted on why self-driving cars need complex sensors to determine if there is a living object in their path.

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Conference Seeks to Capture the Cool in Innovation

Nov 03, 2017

The article noted that USC Games program is ranked first in the country among game development programs at universities.

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AI is Targeting Some of the World’s Biggest Problems: Homelessness, Terrorism, and Extinction

Nov 03, 2017

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.

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Twitter Bots Are Thriving, And They’re More Lethal Than Ever

Nov 03, 2017

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.

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Big Data Shows Big Promise in Medicine

Aug 13, 2017

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

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USC study finds that movies are still dominated by men, on- and off-screen

Aug 13, 2017

The LA Times highlighted the SAIL lab and a study on diversity and stereotypes in movie dialogues

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Amazon deepens university ties in artificial intelligence race

Mar 07, 2017

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.

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Coordinated drones fly in synchronized flocks

Feb 22, 2017

Nora Ayanian was interviewed by Reuters on her research involving multi-robot coordination

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Tesla’s Self-Driving Car Plan Seems Insane, But It Just Might Work

Jan 03, 2017

Wired quoted Jeffrey Miller about the development potential for Tesla’s self-driving cars.

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Behind the Technology Designed to Prevent Voter Fraud

Jan 03, 2017

CBS News quoted Clifford Neuman about the possible ways to voter fraud could occur.

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A Massive Cyberattack Blocked Your Favorite Websites; FBI and Homeland Security Are Investigating

Jan 03, 2017

The Los Angeles Times quoted Joe Touch about the cyberattack on Dyn, which connects web addresses to IP addresses.

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How Do We Create a Quantum Internet?

Dec 23, 2016

TechRadar mentioned that the USC’s ISI has one of the four D-Wave 2x quantum computing systems in existence.

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Viterbi Faculty Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Dec 12, 2016

Mark Humayun and Shri Narayanan recognized for innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact.

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White House Mentions USC Faculty STEM Outreach Effort

Dec 05, 2016

CS Professor Sheila Tejada’s Computer Savvy Lab pledge to work with 100 LA-area students was highlighted.

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Social Bots and the 2016 Presidential Election

Nov 03, 2016

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.

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Robot Researchers Not Trying to Replicate People

Oct 28, 2016

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.

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DMV Computer Outage Raises Fear of Election-Day Cyber Attacks

Oct 26, 2016

Cliff Neuman was quoted about the DMV computer outages across the state.

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USD Creating ‘Cyber Range’ to Train Students to Fight Digital Intruders

Oct 21, 2016

An article highlighted USC Viterbi’s new Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the IoT.

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Emilio Ferrara Receives Complex Systems Society Junior Scientific Award

Sep 23, 2016

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.

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Yolanda Gil was elected as the president of the Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

Sep 23, 2016

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).

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Social Services Software-Evaluating Therapist Empathy With Psychotherapy Software

Jul 25, 2016

Shri Narayanan’s research, which focuses on developing software that can detect therapist empathy as a tool for training, was featured.

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Tesla Driver Dies in First Fatality with Autopilot: What it Means for the Future of Driverless Cars

Jul 23, 2016

Jeff Miller was quoted about the possible kinks in Tesla’s autopilot technology.

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How Robot Therapists Can Fill a Gap in Health Care

Jul 22, 2016

The USC Interaction Lab and Maja Matarić’s socially assistive robots were featured.

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Was there a Double Standard on the Investigations of David Petraeus and Hillary Clinton?

Jul 12, 2016

Clifford Neuman was quoted on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server.

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Tesla and Google are Both Driving Toward Autonomous Vehicles. Which is Taking the Better Route?

Jul 12, 2016

Jeff Miller was quoted about the possible kinks in Tesla’s autopilot technology

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Putting Artificial Intelligence On The Hunt For Poachers

Jun 29, 2016

Research by Milind Tambe and colleagues to use game theory to stop wildlife poaching was featured.

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Skeptics of Self-Driving Cars Span Generations

Jun 27, 2016

Jeffrey Miller was quoted on user acceptance of self-driving cars.