A well-used open-source brain imaging tool has just gotten better. "Brainstorm" imaging software developed by a group led by Professor Richard Leahy has gotten a top-to-bottom rewrite that has finished alpha testing and will be introduced as a beta release at an October conference in Santa Fe.
Alexander A. Sawchuk has been awarded this year's Distinguished Service Award by the Optical Society of America (OSA). This award, which honors outstanding service to the optical community and OSA, is presented to Sawchuk for 23 years of dedicated efforts on behalf of OSA, including vital contributions to publications, meetings, international relations and general governance.
Prof. Krishna Nayak has received a 2004 American Heart Association
National Scientist Development Grant (SDG) for work on "Coronary
Magnetic Resonance Angiography at 3 Tesla". The project aims to
develop high-field MRI techniques for evaluating the coronary arteries.
The grant will provide funding for four years.
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Sundeep Pattem, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical Engineering-Systems at USC, has won a prestigious best paper award at the ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN)
USC research team was just awarded with $2 million grant from the
NSF Information Technology Research (ITR) program. The team consists of Professors Kai Hwang, Clifford Neuman, and Viktor Prasanna. They investigate Grid computing, network security, and intrusion defense system.
This year’s USA Okawa foundation grant awardees include Professor Melvin A. Breuer from the EE Department. Mel was recognized for his pioneering work entitled “Increasing the Effective Yield of VLSI Chips via Design and Test”.
The Fred H. Cole Professorship in Engineering will be held by Robert Scholtz, professor of electrical engineering systems. A faculty member for 40 years, the much-honored Scholtz began the first university research program in ultra-wideband radio, a promising technology with applications in wireless networks, security systems and consumer electronics.
Professor Robert A. Scholtz and his coauthors Jean-Marc Cramer and Moe
Win have been chosen as the recipients of the 2003 A. Shelkunoff
Transactions Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation
Andrew J. Viterbi, a USC electrical engineering Ph.D. graduate and a prime mover in the era-defining explosion of digital communications and information technology, successfully inaugurated a new seies of annual lectures.
The event, held on November 14, celebrates the School's highest honor in digital communications. Dr. Viterbi, the first awardee, is the School's most eminent Ph.D. graduate in the Communication Sciences.