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The Water Beneath the Surface  
April 18, 2014
Mahta Moghaddam and her team monitor soil moisture using wireless sensors and radars
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IEEE Spectrum: Nanomaterials Improve Lithium-Ion Batteries  
April 16, 2014
Chongwu Zhou and team dramatically improve Li-ion battery anodes and cathodes
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The Engineer: USC Viterbi Researchers Improve Lithium Batteries  
April 09, 2014
Chongwu Zhou and team create better anode and cathode for Li-ion batteries
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The Future of the Internet  
April 07, 2014
Joseph Touch comments on what the Internet might look like in 2025
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Cheaper, Better Lithium-ion Batteries  
April 03, 2014
USC Viterbi professor Chongwu Zhou and research team develop cheap, better-performing silicon anode and sulfur-based cathode for Li-batteries
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From India to USC  
March 31, 2014
Summer program exposes top students from India to life as a Ph.D. student at USC Viterbi
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Solomon Golomb named a 2014 SIAM Fellow  
March 31, 2014
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics names Solomon Golomb a 2014 Fellow
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The Washington Post: Lockheed Martin Pursues Quantum Computing  
March 17, 2014
Daniel Lidar comments on the current speed of quantum computing
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MIT Tech Review: Wireless Technology to Improve Internet Speed  
March 12, 2014
Bhaskar Krishnamachari comments on wireless network technology
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Imperial Valley News: D-Wave Chip Passes Testing  
March 10, 2014
Daniel Lidar and team find that D-Wave processor is consistent with quantum model
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NY Times: Statistics Reveal Gender Inequality in Movies  
March 10, 2014
Shrikanth Narayanan measures the gender gap in media
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Science Magazine: Students Switching to STEM  
February 25, 2014
Studies show students like Leah Gum switching to STEM majors
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Asia-IP: Universities, Startups and IP Transfers  
February 07, 2014
Cyrus Shahabi discusses IP transfers at forum in Hong Kong
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Novus Light: Studying Nanostructures  
February 07, 2014
PhD student Shermin Arab studies nanostructures at USC Viterbi Cronin Lab
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ABC 10 News: NSA Program Under Review  
January 29, 2014
Glen Winn comments on NSA efforts to prevent terrorism through surveillance
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Discovery News: 3 Things To Do After You Die  
January 23, 2014
Daniel Lidar's research about diamonds and computer efficiency cited
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Washington Post: NSA to Use Quantum Computers for Encryption  
January 22, 2014
Daniel Lidar comments on quantum computing in to encrypt information
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Wired: A Car That Finds Its Own Parking Space  
January 22, 2014
Petros Ioannou talks about transforming cars into helpful friends
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USC Viterbi Faculty Named IEEE Fellows  
January 21, 2014
Ramesh Govindan, John Heidemann, Stefan Schaal and Cyrus Shahabi among 2014 Newly Elevated Fellows
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Cooking Cancer  
January 14, 2014
Using Microwaves to Diagnose and Treat Cancer
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Fanning the Flame  
January 10, 2014
Armed with curiosity and flexibility, alumnus Vishal Sankhla seeks startup stardom
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IEET: Building a Human Brain?  
December 18, 2013
USC Viterbi research on artificial synapses brings non-biological brains closer
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KPCC: FASTPITCH Competition at LA Auto Show  
November 26, 2013
Cyrus Shahabi pitches ClearPath, a traffic navigation solution
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Science Magazine: Science Careers Booming in China  
November 25, 2013
Alumnus Ming Li drawn back to China for career and family
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PopSci: USC Viterbi Startup Audyssey Named  
November 18, 2013
Chris Kyriakakis' audio app brings studio-quality music to headphones
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A New Solution for Solar  
November 14, 2013
Stephen Cronin and his team of researchers are pioneering a new technology known as plasmonic catalysis, which will allow us to store solar energy for use when the sun is not shining.
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Is Brad Pitt's Phone at Risk?  
November 08, 2013
How a USC Viterbi alumnus keeps our mobile devices safe
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Inside Science Explores the Quest to Prove Quantum Computing  
October 22, 2013
Daniel Lidar explains quantum annealing and more
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Department Advisory Boards meet to help advise and champion USC Viterbi  
October 21, 2013
Objectives are to support the specific academic Departments and their mission
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Optical Society Elects USC Viterbi’s Alan Willner as 2014 Vice President  
October 17, 2013
Willner to serve as president during OSA's 100th Anniversary in 2016
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In Memoriam, Charles L. (Chuck) Weber (1937-2013)  
October 15, 2013
Charles L. (Chuck) Weber, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at USC, passes away at the age of 75.
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October 10, 2013
Electrical engineer Bhaskar Krishnamachari’s research could make it possible for vehicles to “talk” to each other to improve safety.
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A Four-Peat Win for USC Viterbi SAIL  
October 03, 2013
The USC Signal Analysis Interpretation Lab (SAIL) wins in the 2013 Interspeech Challenge for a record fourth time
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Research making noisy audio cleaner wins best paper award  
October 03, 2013
Viterbi PhD students’ effort wins best paper award at the top conference, Interspeech 2013
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The New Seeing-Eye Dog  
October 01, 2013
Although millions of Americans cannot see, USC Viterbi Professor Gerard Medioni’s new “seeing-eye” technology can help them get around safely, making their lives easier.
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USC Wins NSF Grant to Develop a High-Speed Data Expressway  
September 20, 2013
USC Viterbi EE professor John Silvester and team to develop new data network
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Fast Lecture Series: Quantum Computing  
September 13, 2013
A stop-motion animated explanation of quantum computing
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Vietnam Television Corp. Interviews Cyrus Shahabi About Education in Vietnam  
September 12, 2013
Cyrus Shahabi talks about his participation with Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF)
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LA TImes Quotes Petros Ioannou on the Feasibility of Cargo-Carrying Airships  
September 11, 2013
Petros Ioannou comments on the possibility of using zeppelins to transport cargo
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GigaOM Covers New Method of Growing Carbon Nanotubes in Uniform Batches  
September 01, 2013
USC Viterbi Electrical Engineering team control the atomic structure of nanotubes
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Quanta Magazine Explores the Challenge of Evaluating a Quantum System  
August 30, 2013
Ben Reichardt and team make progress in measuring quantum systems
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Panos Georgiou Joins Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering Faculty  
August 16, 2013
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USC Viterbi Researchers receive NSF EFRI Grant  
August 13, 2013
The NSF’s Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) award will fund work on a system for the early detection of shunt malfunctions in people with excessive brain fluid with a $2-Million grant
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Recent Research Highlights of Past MHI Scholar  
July 31, 2013
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Alan Willner on Inside Higher Ed's Academic Minute  
July 26, 2013
Alan Willner and team find that novel optical fibers could enhance data capacity
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Building A Global, Solutions-Focused IEEE  
July 18, 2013
USC alumnus José Roberto Boisson de Marca aims to advance technology and solve global problems as IEEE president
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Harnessing the Force of Light  
July 15, 2013
New research by USC professor Michelle Povinelli shows how light can be used to move microscopic particles and create reconfigurable structures in real-time
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Ming Hsieh Institute Hosts Alumni Reception  
July 02, 2013
Electrical Engineering Alumni Stay Connected in San Jose
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BBC News Reports on the Power of 'Twisted Light' to Boost Data Rates  
July 02, 2013
Alan Willner and team find that novel optical fibers could enhance data capacity
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Learning Together  
June 27, 2013
Exploring the benefits of a shared learning experience
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