Move Over, Siri! USC Viterbi Researchers Develop Improv-based Chatbot
Scientists from USC ISI use improv dialogue to build a witty, engaging chatbot
Scientists from USC ISI use improv dialogue to build a witty, engaging chatbot
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
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
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
Team recognized for “transformative contribution” to computing research with surprising discovery
Researchers from ISI and USC Dornsife create a new platform to standardize paleoclimatology data.
USC Viterbi students and industry professionals teach programming at “Code Dojo” to celebrate 2019 Computer Science Education Week
The annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) is one of the world’s leading conferences in the field of artificial intelligence.
New tool from the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society at USC aims to prevent suicide among youth
Duet is the world’s first student-built micro-philanthropy platform designed to connect donors with refugees and local stores in a more personalized and dignified way
We are proud to present the following research projects at the 33rd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) in Vancouver, Canada, one of the most prominent gatherings in the field of artificial intelligence.
ISI researcher recognized for distinguished contributions to the field of computer science
USC study will use wearable sensors to provide new insights into the effects of air pollution on the developing brain and ways to reduce harm.
As artificial intelligence generates more of the words we read every day, a USC Viterbi research team seeks to better understand and one day help to eliminate bias against women and minorities.
U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and third-year Ph.D. student Ashok Deb is training to combat deep fakes and cyber threats while giving back to elementary school students
A first-generation Nigerian-American immigrant, Ojuolape “Oju” Ajose overcame the loss of her mother and has honored her by excelling in academics and leadership
Humans acting in an adversarial manner towards robotic systems can actually improve their robustness, says a team of USC computer scientists.
In a new paper, a team of USC computer scientists and psychologists teamed up to investigate how music affects how you act, feel and think
First-year student finds strength in community
New study says we’ll listen to virtual agents except when goings get tough
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