A Life in Robotics
Jiaoyang Li, Ph.D. ’22, joins Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute this fall, focusing on AI and multi-robot coordination
Jiaoyang Li, Ph.D. ’22, joins Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute this fall, focusing on AI and multi-robot coordination
Dilkina was honored by Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg as the perfect “heroic engineer” at May 3 ceremony.
USC Viterbi student cofounded new student club to explore technology in all its dimensions, including ethics
Robotics Researchers Identify Key Hallmarks of Reassuring Human Touch
Jonathan Habif and Alan Willner’s team uses light, first of its kind optical technology to make sharing data on our devices less energy intensive
The goal: help those algorithms accurately predict a human’s next thought.
Apsy, led by Ph.D. candidate Tooraj Helmi, uses AI to develop inexpensive, quality apps for startups
A team of researchers from the USC Information Sciences Institute studied two AI databases to see if their data was fair. They found that it wasn’t.
Model predictions show that universal mask usage can reduce new infections by up to 72% and high vaccination rates successfully curb transmission for more contagious variants.
The two-year fellowship will support the continued advancement of AI systems.
USC Viterbi computer scientists have created a user-driven haptics method that can generate dead-ringers for real-world textures.
Two USC Viterbi Ph.D. students aim to solve the size-based accessibility gap in our mobile applications
Over fifty student games debut at 6th annual expo event hosted on Twitch
New software can outperform local and national survey data in gauging public opinions.
At the 2022 commencement ceremony, undergraduates shared laughter, tears and hugs as they embark on a new journey
First in-person, satellite ceremonies in two years feature four-star general and former CEO of Yahoo and Verizon Media as speakers
At the 2022 Ph.D. Hooding and Awards Ceremony, 215 new graduates join Trojan forebears like Andrew Viterbi and Wanda Austin.
New D-Wave Advantage system, housed at the University of Southern California-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center, brings quantum system and hybrid solver access to business and research clients wanting a US-based solution.
Meet USC Viterbi’s Department of Computer Science graduating class of 2022!
TransDigm’s Doug Peacock Scholarship Fund changes the lives of hardworking students from underrepresented backgrounds at USC Viterbi
Senior Bryan Huang feels a moral imperative to help those in need, whether serving as president of USC Code the Change or through social entrepreneurship
Burgeoning startup Playbook won this year’s MEPC with a vision of simplifying the development of augmented and virtual reality
Moving Analytics, led by three USC Viterbi alumni, seeks to be in all 50 states by the end of 2023
USC researchers advance the state-of-the-art in AI and deep learning at top international conference.
Bill (Yongpeng) Tang and Nathan Justin are developing tools to improve housing resource allocation to the homeless. They have recently been awarded Graduate Research Fellowships.
The goal is to establish a suite of cyberinfrastructure coordination services to support researchers from all areas of science, engineering research and education.
Massoud Pedram will be PI for multi-university DISCoVER team focused on green computing, superconductor electronics
A team led by USC Viterbi researchers has discovered millions of “privacy leaks” on the mobile social payments app
Prolific researcher is one of only two honored nationally for work in computer science
The NSF CRII program helps outstanding researchers launch their research, consistently recognizing USC’s Information Sciences Institute junior talents.
David Barrett (’22) is adapting current games and creating new ones to meet a wide range of disability needs
Sarah Cooney, senior PhD candidate, creates a software system to allow everyday citizens to create designs for urban projects using AI.
Three-member team placed first out of 1,700 other students in IBM’S Call for Code Education Innovation Case Competition
With renewed support, Project Payload returns to offer underrepresented girls in STEM a hands-on experience in aerospace engineering and computer science
The NSF’s most prestigious award for junior faculty has now been received by 13 USC Viterbi faculty over the past two years
USC researchers have developed an app database security tool that can help protect against “injection attacks,” one of the top 10 app security risks for developers.
USC Viterbi researchers have developed a neural network that can model a high-performing new material at a scale never-before seen.
Emmanuel Johnson (’21) receives CRA Computing Innovation Fellows award for post-doctoral research on collaboration in a distance-learning world.
The prestigious award honors Leena Mathur for her excellence and outstanding research potential in computer science.
USC Viterbi leads $1.2 million, multi-school effort to upgrade wearable technology for next stage of healthcare
New models help information detection in many languages and 3-D objects recognition, as well as robots training.
His research on explanation can’t always be explained to a ten year old, but his contribution to the machine learning field has led to very concrete innovations, from media personalization to salary predictions for athletes.
The new center will bring together researchers and industry leaders to fuel innovation and provide hands-on learning opportunities for students.
Annual USC Viterbi-Axilor Series Inspires Innovators and Entrepreneurs
His four year term with the NIH’s Advisory Board On Medical Rehabilitation Research began in July 2021.
Researchers in USC’s Information Sciences Institute (ISI) develop a natural language processing tool that can quickly detect polarized topics from partisan news sources.
Researchers propose a new way to deal with the intermittency of wind and solar energy sources – and store green energy cheaply and efficiently.
Researchers at USC have combined location density with real-world mobility data to predict the risk of infection from Covid-19 at specific locations with unprecedented accuracy.
The U.S News & World Report ranks DEN@Viterbi as consistently among the best online graduate degree programs in the nation
Fish that glow; a tailor-made microscope; a new way to catalog science. After six years, researchers produce the first snapshots of memory in a living animal.
The latest edition of the 12-year-old Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition promises to guide aspiring student entrepreneurs through the process of transforming an innovative idea into a viable business.
New Haptic Device Can Communicate Attention, Gratitude, Happiness, Calming, Sadness, or Love
Computer science major, Youngju Shin, a member of the executive board for SC Esports, believes video games can bring people together.
The trio joins a distinguished class of 175 new inductees who “demonstrate a prolific spirit of innovation”
Paper topics include machine learning, deep learning, neural networks and optimization.
Synthetic neurological data created using generative adversarial networks could speed up training of brain-computer interfaces, new study finds.
New tool automates evaluations of cognitive behavioral therapy
Goals include building fairer commonsense models by reducing bias, detecting polarizing topics to mitigate conflict, and achieving smooth human-AI communication.
Proceeds will go to the Gerald A. Lawson Endowment Fund for Black and Indigenous Students and UCLA Bruin’s Black Bruin Resource Center.
A student team developed machine learning algorithms that help predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease using speech.
Professor Hill reflects on service, storytelling and his favorite virtual human to fight PTSD
An interdisciplinary team led by USC computer science researchers is creating a faster, more reliable and more accessible system to help clinicians screen children for developmental disorders such as autism and ADHD.
Every two weeks a language dies. Lina Brixey, a member of the Choctaw Nation and a USC Viterbi Ph.D. candidate, is determined hers will not be next.
Researchers at USC and beyond develop a new structure for modeling the inner functions of a cell
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.