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5 Things to Know About the  
May 04, 2016
What is “The Internet of Things” (IoT), and how does it fit into the way we think about ourselves and society?
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USC Viterbi Dean Remembers Legendary Professor Solomon Golomb  
May 02, 2016
“Brilliant mind” helped elevate school to elite status, served as trusted colleague and teacher for more than 50 years.
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Talent and innovation sync at annual faculty and staff awards  
April 29, 2016
Faculty and staff gather to celebrate the best and brightest at USC Viterbi
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Spring 2016 USC Viterbi Magazine  
April 28, 2016
Check out the latest issue of our digital magazine!
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Students take VR into uncharted realms at first VRSC Festival  
April 20, 2016
From improving memory to designing cities, one of the first student VR clubs in the nation is stretching the limits of the emerging technology
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A Lasting Legacy  
April 19, 2016
Professor Petros Ioannou is installed as the inaugural A.V. “Bal” Balakrishnan Chair.
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EE Professor Awarded $11.25 M to Lead MURI on Brain-Machine Interface Research  
April 18, 2016
Maryam Shanechi to Lead a MURI from the Department of Defense
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Shark Tank, Trojan-style  
April 13, 2016
Promising USC Viterbi start-ups pitch to Gen. David Petraeus Ret. and an audience of investors as part of ongoing “Real Deal” events.
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Ashutosh Nayyar and Ketan Savla Receive the George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award  
April 07, 2016
Ashutosh Nayyar received the George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award for his paper on "Decentralized Stochastic Control." Ketan Savla also received the award for his paper on "Robust Distributed Routing in Dynamical Networks."
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Urbashi Mitra is the Recipient of the Fulbright U.S Scholar Grant  
April 05, 2016
The Fulbright U.S Scholar grant provides academic and research flexibility for scholars. The grant itself will allow recipients to expand their research and collaboration efforts globally.
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Alan Willner Receives National Security Science & Engineering Fellowship  
March 31, 2016
Optics pioneer to spend the next five years exploring twisted light
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III-V Solar For The Masses  
March 30, 2016
Rehan Kapadia has the silver bullet that could make solar energy more efficient and very affordable
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The Family That is The Lab  
March 29, 2016
Inside the multifractal world of the Cyber Physical Systems Group
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Zooming Into the Human Brain  
March 14, 2016
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering researchers develop new techniques for processing brain images.
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Doctoral candidate sheds new light on  
March 11, 2016
How one PhD student is developing technology to understand brain mechanisms underlying neurological disorders and guide their treatment
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MIT Technology Review: The Tiny Startup Racing Google to Build a Quantum Computing Chip  
March 10, 2016
Daniel Lidar was quoted about the development of quantum computing.
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NEW! USC Viterbi Podcast Escape Velocity  
March 07, 2016
Collecting the 'Google Earth' of sound in virtual acoustic museums
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An astronaut is injured in outer space, you have 30 hours  
March 03, 2016
The inaugural class of 'Makers' organizes first ever USC Makeathon to tackle NASA wicked problem
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OCEC Faculty, Programs and Students Sweep the 2016 the OCEC 2016 Awards.  
March 02, 2016
Maja Mataric, Kelly Sanders, Andrea Armani, Azad Madni, Idania Takimoto, Radhul Ranith and the DEN program were honored
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Quartz: Turns Out “Sound Healing” Can Be Actually, Well, Healing  
February 24, 2016
Chris Kyriakakis was quoted about whether "sound healing" works.
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The Atlantic: Hearing the Lost Sounds of Antiquity  
February 24, 2016
Research by Christos Kyriakakis and colleagues to record the acoustics of Byzantine churches was featured
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Alan Willner Elected to National Academy of Engineering  
February 16, 2016
Electrical engineering professor becomes the 10th USC Viterbi faculty to join the august body since 2008.
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 Student Profile: Francisco Romero  
February 01, 2016
Graduate Francisco Romero discusses how the Center for Engineering Diversity's Summer Institute prepared him for a successful four years of college and beyond
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Wired: For Google, Quantum Computing Is Like Learning to Fly  
January 13, 2016
Wired quoted Daniel Lidar about the development of quantum computing
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USC Viterbi Professors to be inducted into National Academy of Inventors  
January 12, 2016
Dapkus, Fraser, and Molisch to be recognized for their innovations and impact on society
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USC Alum Named one of the Top 10 Data Scientists in India  
December 23, 2015
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We Venture He Knows Something About Investing  
December 09, 2015
Electrical engineering alum Randy Glein talks about his wildly successful career as a venture capitalist.
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Faculty Profile: Xuehai Qian  
December 07, 2015
Meet new faculty member and Assistant Professor at the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, Xuehai Qian and learn about his interest in computer architecture!
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Hellenic World Shipping News: USC Viterbi Partnership with TCC Cuts Shipping Emissions  
December 04, 2015
A story about USC Viterbi’s partnership with TCC to reduce emissions from shipping vessels was featured, showing that technologies developed by USC Viterbi’s researchers cut nitrogen oxide emissions (NOx) by 90 % and particulate matter by up to 75%.
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The Huffington Post: Tone of Voice As Important As What You Say In Relationships  
December 03, 2015
The Huffington Post featured a study by Shrikanth Narayanan and Panayiotis Georgiou, that focused on creating a computer algorithm to predict how well a relationship is doing.
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L.A. Times: USC Professor, Previous Medal of Science Winner Awarded Franklin Medal  
December 03, 2015
Los Angeles Times featured Sol Golomb, who was awarded a Franklin Medal - a prestigious honor that has gone to figures such as Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
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Words Can Deceive, But Tone of Voice Cannot  
December 03, 2015
Voice tone analyses of therapy sessions accurately predict whether relationships will improve
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How Does My Therapist Rate?  
December 02, 2015
New Machine-Learning Software Developed by USC, University of Washington and University of Utah Researchers Detects Empathy in Therapy Sessions
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Business Builders  
November 23, 2015
Members of 16 startups – and their mentors – recently met for the kickoff of the sixth annual Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition.
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Data Science For Cheaper Medicines  
November 23, 2015
Sundeep Pattem, a 2010 USC Viterbi Ph.D. graduate, conducts data analysis to find ways in which to improve the American healthcare system.
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 Salman Avestimehr Receives 2015 Research Grant Award From the Okawa Foundation  
November 17, 2015
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Faculty Profile: Mahdi Soltanolkotabi  
November 16, 2015
Meet new faculty member and Assistant Professor at the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, Mahdi Soltanolkotabi and his research in mathematical data analysis!
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Electrical Engineering Research Festival fuses technology with neuroscience  
November 12, 2015
The Ming Hsieh Institute hosted its 6th Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Research Festival focused on neuroscience.
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USC University Professor Selected to Receive Franklin Medal  
November 12, 2015
Solomon Golomb Revered as Innovator in Electrical Engineering
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Improved Robot Communication - While the Building's on Fire  
November 04, 2015
USC Viterbi researchers are developing a wireless network for robots to autonomously communicate and work together, amid potential disaster areas
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2015 Interspeech Computational Paralinguistics Challenge Award  
October 20, 2015
USC researchers from the Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory (SAIL), directed by Professor Shri Narayanan of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, have won the INTERSPEECH 2015 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge Award.
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HENAAC: Great Minds in STEM: John Slaughter Honored with HENAAC Award  
October 15, 2015
Slaughter is being recognized at the 27th HENAAC STEM Career Conference as a significant role model in the fields of science, math, engineering and technology.
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WIRED: Google's Quantum Computer Got a Big Upgrade  
October 02, 2015
Research by Daniel Lidar and colleagues finds that a D-Wave quantum computer exhibits behavior beyond classical physics.
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INSIGHT: Two Viterbi Professors Recognized As Top 100 Inspiring Women in STEM  
September 25, 2015
Insight Into Diversity magazine recognizes contributions of Maja Matarić and Urbashi Mitra
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Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Ph.D. Student Awarded with Best Paper at International Conference  
September 23, 2015
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Young Revolutionaries  
September 23, 2015
Two USC Viterbi faculty members have been named among Popular Science magazine's 2015 “Brilliant 10.”
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USC Viterbi startup awarded silver medal in Beijing  
September 17, 2015
Stasis Labs among 15 startups in first-ever global student business competition for “grand challenges of engineering”
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IEEE: Petros Ioannou Receives 2016 IEEE Transportation Technologies Award  
August 20, 2015
Ioannuou received the award for contributions to the design, analysis, and implementation of adaptive cruise-control systems
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IEEE: Massoud Pedram Receives 2015 IEEE CAS Charles A. Desoer Technical Achievement Award  
August 18, 2015
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CAS) awarded Pedram The Charles A. Desoer Technical Achievement Award for his exceptional technical contributions to a field within the scope of the CAS Society
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IEEE: IEEE Computer Society Awards Viktor Prasanna 2015 W. Wallace McDowell Award  
August 18, 2015
Prasanna received McDowell award for fundamental algorithmic and application-specific architectural contributions to reconfigurable computing
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