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2005 News Archive

2005 News Archive


Viterbi Computer Designer New ACM Fellow  
December 21, 2005
Viterbi Computer Designer New ACM Fellow
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Grad Student's Circuit Savvy Connects to $1000 Contest Prize  
December 20, 2005
Grad Student's Circuit Savvy Connects to $1000 Contest Prize
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 Afshin Abdollahi Received the Best Paper Award in 2005 Design Automation Conference  
December 14, 2005
Afshin Abdollahi Received the Best Paper Award in 2005 Design Automation Conference
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Alan Willner Elected President of of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS)  
December 12, 2005
Alan Willner Elected President of of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS)
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Alan Willner Elected President of of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS)  
December 12, 2005
Alan Willner Elected President of of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS)
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Viterbi School Establishes Leonard Silverman Chair  
November 08, 2005
The USC Viterbi School has established a new $2-million endowed chair to honor former Dean Leonard Silverman, the longest serving dean in the school’s history.
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Shri Narayanan elected Fellow of The Acoustical Society of America  
November 01, 2005
Prof. Shri Narayanan of EE-Systems has been elected Fellow of The Acoustical Society of America, effective November 1, 2005, "for contributions in speech production and imaging."
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Prof. Daniel Lidar's Work Cited in the New Scientist  
October 29, 2005
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.
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Bhaskar Krishnamachari Named to New Viterbi School Early Career Chair  
October 28, 2005
Bhaskar Krishnamachari, assistant professor of electrical engineering-systems a has been named to new early career chairs in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, beginning Nov. 1, 2005.
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The Einstein Emitter  
September 02, 2005
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
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Three New Faculty Join the EE Department  
August 09, 2005
Related Links: * USC Viterbi News Story * Guiseppe Caire (EE-S) * Stephen Cronin (EE-EP) * Daniel Lidar (EE-S)
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Prof. Bob Scholtz and Moe Win Will Receive the 2006 IEEE Eric Sumner Medal  
June 29, 2005
"For pioneering contributions to ultra-wide band communication science and technology."
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 Prof. Viktor Prasanna Awarded the Okawa Foundation Grant for 2005  
June 28, 2005
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.
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 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative Grant to Study Human-like Speech Processing  
May 12, 2005
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.
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 USC Researchers led by PI Narayanan receive a 4 year NIH grant to study speech production  
May 12, 2005
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.
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May 11, 2005
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.
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 Prof. A.A. Sawchuk Received a Certificate of Recognition as an exceptional mentor from the Mellon Mentoring Awards Selection Committee  
May 10, 2005
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.
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 Prof. Bhaskar Krishnamachari receives Junior Faculty Research Award  
April 20, 2005
Prof. Bhaskar Krishnamachari received the Junior Faculty Research Award for 2005 from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
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 Prof. Timothy Pinkston Receives the Distinguished Alumnus Award from his Alma Mater, Ohio State  
April 14, 2005
The award was presented on April 8th at the 26th Annual Minority Engineering Program Awards Banquet in Columbus.
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 ICASSP 2005 Best student paper award for PhD student Shankar Ananthakrishnan  
April 11, 2005
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
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 Prof. Todd Brun receives NSF CAREER Award  
March 29, 2005
Prof. Todd Brun has received the Faculty Early Career Award from the National Science Foundation for work on "Realistic models and simulations of systems for quantum information processing".
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Almost Only Counts in Horseshoes — and Computer Chip  
February 17, 2005
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.
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Shri Narayanan's work is cited in several media outlets  
February 14, 2005
Laughter Synthesis
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