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Paul Bogdan Receives National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award  
July 07, 2015
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USC Faculty To Receive 2016 IEEE Transportation Technologies Award  
July 07, 2015
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The Peaks and Valleys of Silicon  
June 26, 2015
Team of USC Viterbi School of Engineering Researchers Introduce New Layered Semiconducting Materials as Silicon Alternative
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Voice of America: The Internet of Things: The Next Generation of Computing Power  
June 25, 2015
Bhaskar Krishnamachari was interviewed about how the Internet of Things will change society
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Going Viral  
June 18, 2015
USC team recognized for predicting disease outbreaks.
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Clearing L.A. traffic, one problem at at time  
June 11, 2015
Together, Cyrus Shahabi and Ugur Demiryurek are making it easier to navigate Los Angeles, from personal vehicles to fleets of delivery trucks.
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Fast and Accurate Synchronization in the “Blink” of an Eye  
June 10, 2015
Viterbi Professors improve wireless clock synchronization accuracy tenfold
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NPR Affiliate WHYY: Unlocking Mobile Phone Records is Trickier Than It Seems  
June 08, 2015
Bhaskar Krishnamachari was interviewed about the Amtrak train crash and why it is difficult to determine whether a cellphone was in use by the train’s operator
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President Obama announced his intent to nominate Andrew Viterbi to key Administration post  
June 02, 2015
Andrew Viterbi is an Appointee for Member, President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science
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Faculty Profile: Han Wang  
June 01, 2015
Meet new faculty member and Assistant Professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, Han Wang and learn about his research goals at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering!
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CHIKV CHALLENGE ANNOUNCES WINNERS, PROGRESS TOWARD FORECASTING THE SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES  
May 29, 2015
Ajitesh Srivastava receives Best Presentation Award. Photo from the DARPA meeting, with Col. Matthew Hepburn (Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office) and Dr Arati Prabhakar (Head of DARPA)
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Ph.D. student Parisa Mansourifard receives AAUW fellowship  
May 28, 2015
Parisa Mansourifard has been selected to receive a highly competitive American Association for University Women (AAUW) American Fellowship for 2015-16.
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Faculty Profile: Ashutosh Nayyar  
May 26, 2015
Meet new faculty member and Assistant Professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, Ashutosh Nayyar
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New portable device could test ‘squish’ factor of cancerous tumors  
May 21, 2015
Squishiness has been associated with a tumor’s aggressiveness by researchers
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2015 USC Viterbi Undergraduate Awards  
May 20, 2015
Graduating USC Viterbi students recognized for their outstanding academics, leadership and service
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May 15, 2015
Joy reigned supreme at the 2015 USC Viterbi undergraduate commencement, where students were encouraged to reach for the stars.
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Master Class  
May 15, 2015
USC Viterbi master's graduates are encouraged to shape the future.
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Paging All Doctors of Philosophy, Grand Challenges Beckon  
May 14, 2015
2015 cohort of USC Viterbi Ph.D. recipients urged to solve “the problems of our age”
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Hey, You Talking to Me?  
May 07, 2015
Urbashi Mitra looks to understand how thousands of bacteria communicate. Is this the key to forcing bacteria to do our bidding?
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Washington Post: Startups Look to Quantum Computing for the Future  
May 05, 2015
Daniel Lidar comments on the potential of quantum computing and notes that one of two commercially available quantum computers in the world is owned by Lockheed and USC
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Celebrating Success  
May 05, 2015
The 2015 Faculty & Staff Awards showcases excellence at USC Viterbi.
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Faculty Profile: Salman Avestimehr  
May 04, 2015
Meet new faculty member and Associate Professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, Salman Avestimehr and learn about his research goals at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering
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IEEE Computer Society: Viktor Prasanna Wins the 2015 IEEE-CS Wallace McDowell Award  
April 20, 2015
Viktor Prasanna, Charles Lee Powell Chair at USC Viterbi, is awarded the 2015 IEEE-CS Wallace McDowell Award for his work in reconfigurable computing
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Thanasis Fokas - The Connection Between Inverse Problems and Consciousness  
April 13, 2015
Professor Thanasis Fokas of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University speaks in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
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John Slaughter Announced as a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering Mentor  
March 30, 2015
The announcement of a select 15 awardees celebrates his development of numerous mentoring programs to boost minority participation in STEM
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Brain MRI in Higher Resolution  
March 19, 2015
Krishna Nayak and Meng Law are developing new MRI protocols to get better images of brain tumors
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Measuring Empathy  
March 18, 2015
USC Viterbi Professor Shrikanth Narayanan’s interdisciplinary research could improve therapist-patient relationships.
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Andrea Armani Named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum  
March 17, 2015
One of only two American professors so honored, Armani joins the planet’s top young leaders committed to making “the world a better place.”
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Distinguished Engineering Educator Award for Shri Narayanan  
March 13, 2015
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USC Professors Speak at the American Association for the Advancement of Science  
March 10, 2015
Alan Willner speaks about the progress and future of fiber optics and communications
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Restoring Movement with Neuroprosthetics  
March 05, 2015
Assistant Professor Maryam Shanechi wins NSF CAREER Award for brain-machine interface research that will help disabled veterans, among many others.
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Ars Technica: How to Treat Brains That Might Not be Brains  
February 27, 2015
Alice Parker comments on the future of what defines software and human intellect
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Faculty Profile: Rehan Kapadia  
February 26, 2015
Meet new faculty member and Assistant Professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, Rehan Kapadia and learn about his research goals at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering
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Maryam Shanechi Recieves NSF CAREER Award    
February 11, 2015
Maryam Shanechi is awarded NSF funding for her closed-loop brain-machine interface control architectures
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Physics World: Photons Simulate Time Travel  
February 09, 2015
Todd Brun comments on photons simulating time travel
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Ming Hsieh elected to the National Academy of Engineering  
February 05, 2015
Ming Hsieh, USC trustee, Viterbi alumnus and entrepreneur, and namesake of the Department of Electrical Engineering, receives highest professional honor accorded an engineer
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Forbes: Investing in Quantum Computing  
February 02, 2015
D-Wave has raised $29 million to develop quantum computing hardware and software
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YouTube: What Matters To Me And Why  
January 05, 2015
Urbashi Mitra speaks about the significant interests in her life
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EE Students Win IEEE Globecom Conference 2015 Best Paper Award  
December 22, 2014
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SAIL Team Wins 2014 ACM ICMI 10-Year Technical Impact Award  
December 18, 2014
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USC Trio To Be Inducted into National Academy of Inventors  
December 16, 2014
Behrokh Khoshnevis, Alan Willner and Mark Thompson named as fellows by the stellar group of scientists
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P. Daniel Dapkus Wins 2015 John Tyndall Award  
December 15, 2014
OSA and IEEE Photonics Society recognize Dapkus as a pioneer in fiber optics technology
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USC Viterbi Team Awarded ACM ICMI 10-Year Technical Impact Award  
December 01, 2014
USC Viterbi team awarded for research on emotion recognition using multimodal information
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A Good Night’s Sleep  
November 19, 2014
Krishna Nayak, Michael Khoo and Sally Ward develop revolutionary new tools to see inside the airway of pediatric sleep apnea patients
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The Economist: Sending Data at Incredible Speeds  
November 17, 2014
Alan Willner uses light to transmit data at a rate of 32 gigabits per second
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LA Times: Intel Invests in USC Viterbi Professor's Startup, Audyssey  
November 12, 2014
Chris Kyriakakis helps listeners hear music the way producers intended
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The Maritime Executive: Transient Plasma Ignition Creates Fuel-Conserving Technology  
October 27, 2014
Martin Gundersen comments on new technology to reduce ship emissions
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Arizona Daily Star: Preparing Photon Projects  
October 27, 2014
Alan Willner comments on federal funding for the development of photonics manufacturing
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USC Viterbi Team SAILs to Fourth Straight Win  
October 14, 2014
Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory (SAIL) wins an unprecedented fourth consecutive INTERSPEECH ComParE award, its fifth in the last six years
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NEWS ROUND-UP: Data Can Now Be Sent At 32 Gigabits Per Second  
September 29, 2014
Alan Willner and research partners discover a new way to send info via radio waves
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