Malicious software may infect future quantum computing systems, according to a recent article in New Scientist. The article describes research in this field by Prof. Daniel Lidar, who recently joined USC as a new faculty member in the Viterbi School's Department of Electrical Engineering, with a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry. Before coming to USC, Prof. Lidar was at the University of Toronto in Canada.
One single photon. One solitary quantum pulse of electromagnetic radiation, no more, no less, produced by one single electron, will be the product of a new device under construction by nanotechnologists at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering
The Okawa Foundation, established in 1986 by the late Isao Okawa, annually gives $10,000 research grants to ten California information sciences researchers. The award will be formally presented at the awards ceremony in San Francisco October 6.
The Office of Naval Research has awarded its 5-year 5 million dollar Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grant to a collaboration among USC (Shri Narayanan [EE] & Dani Byrd [LAS]), Stanford (D. Jurafsky, C. Manning), and University of Washington (J. Bilmes, K. Kirchoff) for a project entitled Human-like Speech Processing, in response to its call for radically new approaches to speech-to-text conversion. This was the only award made for this announced MURI topic.
The National Institutes of Health NIDCD has awarded Shri Narayanan (PI) (EE, Ling, CS), Dani Byrd (Co-lead Investigator) (Ling), Krishna Nayak (EE), Sungbok Lee (Ling & EE), and Richard Leahy (EE) an award of $1,767,992 (May 2005-April 2009) for their research project entitled Dynamics of Vocal Tract Shaping. This is a brand new grant taking advantage of the real-time MRI techniques to advance research in speech production.
Ph.D. student Gang Lu was given the best paper award by the
EE-Systems Division for his paper titled "Delay Efficient Sleep Scheduling for Wireless Sensor Networks" on May 11, 2005. The paper, which appeared in IEEE Infocom earlier this year, was co-authored with Narayanan Sadagopan, Prof. Bhaskar Krishnamachari, and Prof. Ashish Goel from Stanford.
A.A. Sawchuk received a Certificate of Recognition as an exceptional mentor from the Mellon Mentoring Awards Selection Committee. The award is made by the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching, Office of the Provost, and was presented at a ceremony Tuesday, April 19, 2005.
There were two awardees from the Viterbi School of Engineering, Barry Boehm and A.A. Sawchuk.
The paper presented by Shankar at the 2005 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) has been selected as a best student paper in the speech and audio processing area
Computer chip manufacturers have one standard for their product: perfection. But a USC Viterbi School engineer who has devised ways to have chips test themselves has found that less than perfect is sometimes good enough — and good enough has the potential of saving billions of dollars.