AI To Fight Wildfires
USC to Co-Lead an NSF-Funded Project for Controlled Burns and Fire Mitigation
USC to Co-Lead an NSF-Funded Project for Controlled Burns and Fire Mitigation
The paper outlines a simple approach that solves a complex problem in reinforcement learning (RL): applying RL algorithms to non-stationary environments.
Co-founded by USC Viterbi alumnus Mahyar Salek, ’11, Deepcell uses AI and imaging to isolate unique cells in areas ranging from cancer to prenatal testing.
USC Viterbi Professor Shrikanth Narayanan and his research group examined the role of music in film through a computational lens to determine how it affects the audience’s perception of genre
“A sense of confidence, exposure and knowledge:” Students, family, and faculty celebrate the conclusion of this summer’s session of SHINE with annual poster session
For the first time, researchers have found a way to protect phone users’ identity and location, without compromising connectivity.
ISI researchers Jonathan May and Nada Aldarrab devise a new system to improve the accuracy and efficiency of deciphering hidden messages.
The NSF Artificial Intelligence (AI) Institute for Advances in Optimization will fuse AI and mathematics to tackle tough challenges, such as food security, supply chain operations and hardware design.
Over 100 USC Viterbi undergraduates present their year-long research projects virtually at the 2021 Viterbi Research Symposium
A simulation engine developed by USC and NVIDIA researchers predicts the forces acting on a knife as it cuts through common foods, such as fruit and vegetables
Shang-Hua Teng’s groundbreaking paper on smoothed analysis of algorithms helped explain a long-debated phenomenon: why do some algorithms work better in practice than in theory?
USC research focuses on making safe, realistic and efficient robotic systems at the Robotic Science and Systems (RSS) Conference, 2021.
The new center will support five research initiatives from across USC Viterbi.
A team of researchers at USC is helping AI imagine the unseen, a technique that could also lead to fairer AI, new medicines and increased autonomous vehicle safety.
A triangle of giving: USC Viterbi alumnus Lucas Hu connects donors to global refugees and local stores
In a new analysis, USC computer science researchers found a large anti-vaccine misinformation and conspiracy community on Twitter.
Researchers at USC created an algorithm that allows machines to learn from humans and predict their next move.
Researchers from ICT and ISI devise CaSiNo, a scenario-based dataset for teaching negotiation.
Bright, sustainable and modern—first look at new landmark building reveals a fitting home for computer science at USC.
For years, Maja Matarić has been bringing robots into the world of people. Now she wants to bring people into the world of robots.
ISI researcher and PhD student utilize iLASH to study genetic causes of diseases and the genetic structure of populations.
Even in the midst of the pandemic, USC Viterbi professors continued to prioritize K-12 outreach, engaging in projects aimed to foster learning and incite passion for science and engineering
From data scientist at the New York Times to computer science Ph.D. at USC, Alexander Spangher is developing tools that help reporters do their jobs — and find the truth.
Preetish Nijhawan, former Akamai cofounder, serves as mentor to the next generation of founders through his firm that invests in early-stage technology startups
Based on computer models, Barath Raghavan says the humble banana could prevent wildfire spread—and turn a tidy profit for local communities
ISI researcher Jay Pujara and team receive grants from Google for their award-winning project on creating probabilistic models for AI systems.
Cyrus Shahabi, chair of USC Viterbi’s Department of Computer Science, on what the new Ginsburg building means for collaboration.
Computer science plays a role just about everything in our lives, from the cars we drive to the movies we watch and the many ways we interact with each other every day. In this timeline, we follow one “human of the future” through childhood, adulthood and into old age via critical moments that could be touched by technology developed at USC Viterbi.
ISI researcher Jelena Mirkovic and students team up to research cloud providers and the “misbehavior” that occurs on these platforms.
In a return to in-person graduation, the Class of 2020 and 2021 celebrate “passage to a post-COVID new world”
2021 USC Games Expo celebrated the work of students in the renowned USC Games Program
Jessica Au served as president of USC student group Code the Change and co-founded Good2Go, a non-profit that utilizes volunteer drivers to bridge the gap between food pantries and food-insecure individuals.
Addressing the challenge of species conservation in an era of climate change
Computer science senior Hanna Endrias took dance classes, ranging from ballet to hip hop, and served as vice president of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) USC Chapter.
Samuel Alex Atcheson developed a 3D-printed system to teach coding syntax to people with visual impairments using the sense of touch
From pre-med to data scientist, Lisa Meng is using AI and machine learning to try to improve efficiency and accuracy in diagnosing patients.
Inspired by ancient Mesoamerican art and culture, Sterling Rios C.S. ’21, takes a ballgame to its roots with spectacle
Research spans from self driving cars, virtual touch, AI for good, teaching machines commonsense and electromagnetic device design.
Groundbreaking ceremony kicks off construction of a significant milestone in USC’s history: a new home for computer science, focused on improving and benefiting society.
Industry Leader Take-Two Interactive Helps to Found and Fund Endowment Supporting Racial Equity and Inclusion in Gaming and Tech for the #1 Game Design Program in North America
Robotics experts and USC community partners come together for week long talks and interactive sessions about cutting-edge robotics research and topics, hosted by USC Viterbi K-12 STEM Center
Researchers at the ANT Lab use Trinocular to monitor internet outages in Myanmar and beyond.
USC Ph.D. student Basileal Imana is fighting gender bias in high-stakes applications, such as job advertising on social media.
Their work aims to help businesses through hybrid knowledge graphs.
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.