USC Games Announces Its Virtual Showcase, Streaming Live May 15th
Industry Icon Geoff Keighley to host a showcase of 70 student-made games, with support from Jam City
Industry Icon Geoff Keighley to host a showcase of 70 student-made games, with support from Jam City
USC ISI researchers awarded $2.2 million grant to create a novel machine learning solution for decoding cultures and informing decision making
Gavan Wilhite, ’10 B.S. computer science, created the first social platform for virtual reality, now he’s building the connective tissues in 3-D printed organs
Paul Chiou, a USC Viterbi Ph.D. student, seeks to reimagine technology for people with disabilities, sparked by a paralyzing car accident and a passion for computing.
Recent XPRIZE finalist Tapestry, led by Manoj Gopalkrishnan, ’08, could save time, money and lives by testing hundreds of samples at once
5th annual AthenaHacks hackathon enables over 400 women and non-binary students to create apps, games, and more
Ph.D. students conquer the railways at 2020 Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) Flatland Challenge
Maja Matarić has been selected among 30 of the nation’s top computer scientists.
USC ISI researchers show that human-AI collaborators may be best at predicting the future. But can they get along?
The USC AI Futures Symposium featured a prolific group of researchers and covered a wide range of AI topics
Researchers Show How Social Component of Moral Decision-making Can Influence Programming of Autonomous Vehicles and Other Technologies
The USC team was among 48 teams from 17 countries chosen to advance to the second and final phase of the competition.
Devin Martin, an undergraduate student in computer science, dreamed about working for NASA since he was a child. Last summer, that dream came true.
Chemotherapy is a powerful tool in the fight against cancer, but so is data, according to a new study led by USC computer science researchers.
Notable research includes work on algorithmic fairness for pressing social issues and resource allocation in presidential campaigns.
Association for Computing Machinery honors Sven Koenig, Maja Mataric and Mike Zyda for work that underpins contemporary computing.
DEN@Viterbi, launched nearly 50 years ago, consistently among the best, per U.S. News & World Report
Jon May and his team teach AI how to make decisions when encountering new environments through text-based video games.
USC Viterbi student club gives students confidence, networking opportunities, mentors and even job connections.
USC ISI’s Yolanda Gil and Craig Knoblock elevated to IEEE Fellows for prolific research contributions
USC Viterbi partners with Google and Code.org to introduce computer science to K-12 students and shine a light on how computer science can serve as a catalyst for social justice.
Roboticist and first-year student collaborate on social-distanced tech solution
Ben Ma wins prestigious scholarship for all-expenses paid master’s program in China
From robots that help with everyday tasks, move objects in complex environments, and learn “on the job,” USC computer scientists presented their research at 4th Conference on Robotic Learning.
Topics include privacy-preserving collaborative machine learning, transparency in state-of-the-art prediction models and data-driven algorithm design for large-scale combinatorial optimization problems.
The more sensitive measurement tools are, the more information physicists can extract from quantum particles, such as photons.
Gil and Golubchik are among six USC faculty members selected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2020.
USC’s Space and Engineering Research Center looks to the star-shaped sea creature for their groundbreaking soft robotics project.
With 22 papers accepted to this year’s EMNLP conference, USC computer science continues to assert its place as a leader in natural language processing community.
The Microsoft grant will help develop knowledge graphs for a COVID-19 data infrastructure.
USC researchers have developed a method that could allow robots to learn new tasks, like setting a table or driving a car, from observing a small number of demonstrations.
USC Viterbi researchers are using AI as a tool identify violent, substance-abuse and sexual content in movie scripts before a single scene is shot
Despite advances in natural language processing, AI still doesn’t have the common sense to understand human language, finds a new USC study.
Cyrus Shahabi’s digital contact tracing goes beyond mobile phones, reducing false positives.
HackSC, SHPE, NSBE, and Girls in Tech host USC’s first ever Diversity & Inclusion Hackathon
Employs Artificial Intelligence to Develop News “Nutrition Label”
Yan Liu shares how machine learning and AI could help combat COVID-19 by identifying and mitigating misinformation on social media.
USC leads national effort to safeguard national elections from cyber attacks
Jasmine Berry is grappling with the big questions: What does it mean to be self-aware and what would it take for a robot to satisfy those criteria?
The fourth lecture in the 10-part series focuses on how automation can help enhance human productivity in industries such as manufacturing while keeping them safe during the global pandemic.
New PhD graduate Alana Shine researches graph theory, which can help create more accurate models of disease spread.
USC ISI scientists research urgency detection in short crisis situations through social media
The USC Viterbi associate professor wants to expand the footprint of the center, which brings together AI and social work to find solutions to major societal problems.
Series of studies reveal conditions under which humans more likely to act deceptively through virtual intermediaries
The 4th annual Sustain-A-Thon saw 57 students propose solutions for making the planet more livable and sustainable.
As AI makes its way into more areas of our lives, rooting out implicit bias is more crucial than ever, says USC computer science student Aida Mostafazadeh Davani.
Both lecture series launch the week after Labor Day, offering students a comprehensive faculty coverage of COVID-19 and a series on sustainable energy with Dean Yortsos
Researchers at USC ISI prepare for future emergencies during COVID 19 pandemic.
After 35 years of AI research, Gil’s is promoted to a new role where she will lead AI and data science initiatives at the USC Information Sciences Institute.
USC Viterbi Researchers Answer Questions About Their Unique Modeling Tool and Share Advice for Future Forecasters.
Founded in 2014, the organization aims to help nonprofit organizations in the LA area develop software projects.
2020 Networking Systems Award from SIGCOMM goes to networking system developed in part by USC ISI team
As the student branch of the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society, CAIS++ members work to promote the development of AI applications for social good.
Over 100 students have been aided by USC Viterbi’s Emergency Relief Fund; Ming Hsieh, alumnus and university trustee, offers an additional $50K match to donors
USC’s Information Sciences Institute receives funding from the U.S. Department of Defense to make AI more adaptable.
New computer science alumna Shreya Gupta hopes to bring humanity to deep learning by developing empathetic robots that can attune to your emotions.
USC students and researchers at ISI SERC are building a lunar landing flight vehicle as part of NASA’s Artemis program.
Nenad Medvidović receives most influential paper award at SEAMS 2020 for work on privacy and cloud-based systems.
USC students look to technology in an effort bridge the educational losses suffered by people displaced by war.
When it comes to accurately flagging hate speech on social media, context matters, says a new USC study aimed at reducing errors that could amplify racial bias.
Scientists from USC ISI use improv dialogue to build a witty, engaging chatbot
Welcome to USC’s Haptics Robotic and Virtual Interaction Lab, where Heather Culbertson and her students explore how humans interact with the world, robots and technology through touch.
Namita Prakash, a recent computer science graduate who minored in screenwriting, blended her passions for coding and creative writing at USC—and landed a job at Microsoft after graduation.
QCC will upgrade to D-Wave’s forthcoming Advantage™ system with more than 5000 qubits
Dr. Knoblock will continue leading ISI and serving as USC Viterbi’s Vice Dean of Engineering
A new USC Viterbi study shows that just 30 days with an in-home robot could help children with autism improve not only math skills, but also social interaction.
Academy Award winner and activist Geena Davis is working with USC Viterbi researchers to help build a more inclusive world, starting with the silver screen.
Awards span research from machine learning to wastewater reuse to fluid dynamics and to self-healing materials.
Motivated to engineer a better world for all humanity, USC Viterbi celebrates graduates who have pursued academic excellence and impacted their communities.
Two Electrical and Computer Engineers Win ONR Grant on Science of AI to Bring Systems and AI Closer Together
After graduation, Melissa Wen will join Google in Sunnyvale, CA, while completing her master’s online.
Originally from Bogota in Colombia, dad of three Alexander Reyes transferred to USC after earning an associate degree from community college and several years working in the IT field.
From human-machine interaction to endangered language preservation, Leena Mathur’s research is putting the human into artificial intelligence
The USC Viterbi-led team aims to improve the diets and health of low-income, urban residents in unique contest pairing engineering and societal challenges
The largest university-sponsored gaming and esports event in the world is set for mid-May.
In order to stop the pandemic in its tracks, we need a nuanced risk assessment that takes many factors into consideration, including people’s mobility patterns, says Cyrus Shahabi.
USC researchers will present work virtually at top AI conference, April 25-30.
Computer science and business administration student MacKenzie McClung is rounding up much-needed protective equipment for healthcare workers in Florida.
Yigal Arens is recognized for his significant contributions to AI research and leadership at the USC Information Sciences Institute.
USC researchers adapt a customizable robot to autonomously perform disinfection tasks in both small and large spaces.
By anonymously tracking coronavirus spread through contact tracing, smartphone technology could help people get back to their daily lives—while keeping a close eye on the resurgence of the virus.
The student-produced videogame found its footing through the USC Games program.
Researchers at the USC Information Sciences Institute evaluate the chatbots that, increasingly, answer the world’s questions.
By analyzing millions of tweets, USC computer science researchers are investigating how false information about the coronavirus spreads on social media.
Dataset to track public sentiment and help researchers understand the social dimensions of the pandemic
Personal hygiene is important to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but don’t skimp on your cyber hygiene.
Climate change is making it harder for weather scientists to make predictions. DyNamo helps forecast severe weather events in real-time.
Annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report also keep USC Viterbi among the top five private engineering schools
USC Viterbi Professors Yolanda Gil, president of AAAI, and Fei Sha, AAAI-20 conference program co-chair, share their thoughts following this year’s event.
From classically trained concert violinist to all-star computer science student at USC, Jillian Khoo is determined to use her technical skills to code the change.
USC researchers developed personalized learning robots for children with autism and studied whether the robots could autonomously gauge the child’s engagement in long-term, in-home therapeutic interventions.
Incoming freshman Dresden Kershaw reflects on the uphill journey that has brought him to USC Viterbi.
AI affects your credit scores and loans, but it’s not immune to bias. USC researchers are helping it forget.
USC Viterbi’s Information Sciences Institute pairs human “forecasters” with AI to develop better predictive technology
A new artificially intelligent drone control system, designed by USC researchers, allows drones to withstand pushing, kicking and even colliding with objects.
Recent paper on using robots to detect early signs of autism or ADHD receives award in “Computer Science for Social Good” competition.
The USC Viterbi student is developing a 90’s nostalgia-inspired VR game that expands the horizons of what a modern video game can be.
Penelope Hocking, the Pac-12 Women’s Soccer Freshman of the Year in 2018 and a sophomore majoring in computer science, shines on the pitch and in the classroom.
Ava DeLaCruz is making waves as a former Amazon Future Engineer intern, current director of service for USC Women in Computing and incoming software engineering intern at Facebook. And she’s just getting started.
Climate change-driven sea-level rise could trigger mass migration of Americans to inland cities, finds new AI study