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University of Southern California at NeurIPS 2019

University of Southern California at NeurIPS 2019

Dec 09, 2019

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.

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Uncovering AI’s Biases

Uncovering AI’s Biases

Nov 22, 2019

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.

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Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership

Nov 11, 2019

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

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Honoring Her Spirit

Honoring Her Spirit

Nov 07, 2019

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

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USC Student Club Harnesses AI for Social Good

USC Student Club Harnesses AI for Social Good

Oct 02, 2019

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.

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Come Together

Come Together

Sep 09, 2019

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.

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How can AI Revolutionize Transportation?

How can AI Revolutionize Transportation?

Jul 25, 2019

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).

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Battling Bias in AI

Battling Bias in AI

Jun 06, 2019

USC computer science PhD student tackles algorithmic fairness for social justice in machine learning.

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The End of an Era

The End of an Era

Jun 03, 2019

A blended family of eight, six of whom attended USC, bids farewell to the school as the youngest graduates

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Changing the Narrative

Changing the Narrative

May 09, 2019

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.

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Dreaming Big Pays Off

Dreaming Big Pays Off

May 08, 2019

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.

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Excellence In Engineering

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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Stop The Spoofing

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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Helping USC’s Homeless

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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Mr. USC

Mr. USC

Jul 18, 2018

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

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Hacking for Defense

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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Cue the robots

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

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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Memes Are The Future

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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Making Facebook Faster

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.