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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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International Business Times: Sending Data 30 Times Faster than 4G LTE  
September 17, 2014
Alan Willner twists radio beams to send data at 32 gigabits per second
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Scientists Twist Radio Beams to Send Data  
September 16, 2014
Alan Willner and team reach transmission speeds of 32 gigabits per second
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World Economic Forum: 2014 Meeting of New Champions in Tianjin, China  
September 09, 2014
Andrea Armani participates as a Young Scientist in WEF's annual meeting
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A Better Way To Harvest Stem Cells  
September 08, 2014
New start-up is the latest success story from HTE@USC, USC's unique four-year collaboration between doctors and engineers
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Scientific American: Quantum Mechanics Solves  
September 02, 2014
Todd Brun discusses time travel experiments and quantum mechanics
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A True Inspiration  
August 22, 2014
Professor John Choma, In Memoriam
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3 USC Viterbi Faculty Make MIT Technology Review's Innovators Under 35 List  
August 19, 2014
George Ban-Weiss, Megan McCain and Maryam Shanechi are recognized on MIT Technology Review’s Annual Innovators Under 35 list
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Brain, Meet Machine  
August 19, 2014
Top 35 Global Innovator: Assistant Professor Maryam Shanechi included in 2014 MIT TR35 for work in brain-machine interfaces
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Computer Virus: An Origin Story  
August 11, 2014
Alumnus Fred Cohen coined the term in a USC Viterbi class back in 1983
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Remembering Xinran Ji  
August 04, 2014
The Trojan Family gathers to remember and honor student Xinran Ji
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Lifeboat News: New Transistor Material Could Replace Silicon  
August 04, 2014
Chongwu Zhou develops a hybrid circuit with carbon nanotubes
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In Memoriam: Xinran Ji (1990-2014)  
August 01, 2014
“Young star” wanted to record the world, then make it better
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