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2006 News Archive

2006 News Archive


William Steier Named 2006 AAAS Fellow for Revolutionary Work in Polymer Photonics  
November 23, 2006
The Viterbi School's William H. Hogue Professor of Electrical Engineering has been named a 2006 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his revolutionary work in high-speed opto-electronics and complex optical circuitry.
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Immersive sound wizard wins 2006 World Technology Award  
November 06, 2006
The USC Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering's Chris Kyriakakis is the winner of the 2006 World Technology Award in media and journalism from the World Technology Network.
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Appointment of Professor Viktor Prasanna to the Charles Lee Powell Chair in Engineering  
November 01, 2006
Professor Viktor Prasanna of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering has been appointed to the Charles Lee Powell Chair in Engineering, effective November 1, 2006.
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Prof. Daniel Lidar's work was recently featured in an article in Security Focus  
October 31, 2006
Prof. Daniel Lidar's paper on how malicious software may infect future quantum computing systems was featured in Security Focus.
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Sanjit K. Mitra elected a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering  
October 25, 2006
Professor Sanjit K. Mitra of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering and the Signal and Image Processing Institute (SIPI) was elected a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) for his contributions to Indian engineering and technology.
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Viterbi School Celebrates a Momentous Gift to Name the Department of Electrical Engineering  
October 24, 2006
The Viterbi School celebrates a record-breaking gift and naming of the third department in its history at a red-carpet ceremony held in the Ronald Tutor Hall Courtyard.
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USC Electrical Engineering: Innovation and Excellence  
October 22, 2006
With 54 tenured or tenure-track faculty, the new USC Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering is the Viterbi School's largest, and one of the largest of its kind in the nation. Learn about some of the department's milestones over the years.
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Putting a Fingerprint on Electrical Engineering  
October 22, 2006
Cogent, Inc. co-founder and Viterbi School alumnus Ming Hsieh has given $35 million to name the School's oldest and most prominent department. Read this cover story from the upcoming Fall/Winter 2006 USC Viterbi Engineer magazine.
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Two Best Student IEEE Conference Paper Awards for EE Students and Faculty  
October 17, 2006
Two Best Student IEEE Conference Paper Awards for Students and Faculty in Electrical Engineering, the Signal and Image Processing Institute (SIPI) and Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC).
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Sanjit Mitra Honored  
September 29, 2006
After winning the prestigious James H. Mulligan, Jr. IEEE Education Medal, Sanjit Mitra, the Viterbi School’s Varra Professor (Electrical Engineering – Systems), scores a double by winning IEEE Signal Processing's Education Award.
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Entanglement unties a tough quantum information problem  
September 29, 2006
Three USC Viterbi School theorists describe a breakthough in the critical process of error correction coding in an article published in Science. Their work has the potential to change the rules of the quantum computing game.
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Fall 2006 Newsletter Now Available  
September 21, 2006
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Giuseppe Caire Receives a 2006 Okawa Foundation Research Grant  
September 13, 2006
Giuseppe Caire, Professor of Electrical Engineering, is a recipient of a 2006 Research Grant from the Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications
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C.C. Jay Kuo Takes Reins at SIPI  
September 05, 2006
The USC Signal and Image Processing Institute, established in 1971 and regarded as one of the world's premier centers for research in the discipline, has a new director.
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Dinformation, Please: Viterbi professor writes the book on noise  
August 28, 2006
Weekend America, August 26: "According to Bart Kosko, a professor at the University of Southern California, noise has a lot to offer. He says that noise isn't all bad, and that some is actually healthy. Kosko has written the first scientific history on the subject."
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Paper co-authored by Prof. Bhaskar Krishnamachari wins Best Paper Award at ACM/IEEE International Symosium  
August 21, 2006
A paper titled "The Power of Choice in Random Walks: An Empirical Study" by Prof. Chen Avin(from Ben-Gurion University)and Prof. Bhaskar Krishnamachari has received the best paper award at the 9th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM 2006).
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Prof. Bill Steier Awarded the 2006 LEOS William Streifer Scienticfic Achievement Award  
August 02, 2006
William H. Steier, Larry R. Dalton, and Harold Fetterman are awarded the LEOS William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award, "For seminal contributions to the advancement of polymer photonic devices and materials."
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Q&A in Wired: Does Noise Have a Bad Rap?  
August 01, 2006
In his new book, Noise, Bart Kosko argues that even the most annoying racket can be beneficial. The USC professor draws on his degrees in electrical engineering, law, mathematics, economics and philosophy to connect the finer points of calculus, game theory, and court precedent to all kinds of random, unpredictable energy. Wired asked Kosko to separate the signal from the noise.
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Gandhi Puvvada has been promoted to Professor of Engineering Practice  
June 21, 2006
This newly-established title recognizes quality, experience and leadership in teaching, including curriculum and laboratory development.
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Petros Ioannou elected Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control  
June 09, 2006
Petros Ioannou, Professor of Electrical Engineering, was recently elected as a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)for "contributions to the theory of robust adaptive control and applications."
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Sanjit K. Mitra to Join USC Electrical Engineering Faculty  
June 09, 2006
Sanjit K. Mitra ,Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will join the USC Department of Electrical Engineering-Systems as a Professor beginning July 1, 2006, and will be a member of the USC Signal and Image Processing Institute (SIPI).
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Let There Be Leisurely Light  
June 01, 2006
A USC/Duke University team co-led by the Viterbi School's Alan Willner is slowing the speed of laser data pulses in a flexible and controlled manner, raising the possibility of useful tunable photonic delay lines and even signal processors
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Jerry M. Mendel received a Pioneer Award from the IEEE Granular Computing Conference  
May 25, 2006
On May 12, 2006, Professor Jerry M. Mendel received a Pioneer Award from the IEEE Granular Computing Conference, sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and held in Atlanta, GA. The award cites his "Outstanding Contributions in Type-2 Fuzzy Systems."
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Robert M. Gagliardi Appointed Professor Emeritus  
May 16, 2006
Professor Robert M. Gagliardi of the Department Electrical Engineering is retiring as Professor of at the end of the Spring semester 2006. In recognition of these accomplishments, the Provost has approved his appointment as Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, to be effective upon his retirement.
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4 x 3 = Exceptional USC achievement  
May 05, 2006
Andrew J. Viterbi and Solomon W. Golomb have been members of the NAS, the NAE, and the AAAS for years. This year, new academy elections gave two more USC faculty members, Leonard M Adleman and Robert Willis Hellwarth, the same rare distinction.
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Prof. Hossein Hashemi Awarded IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits Best Paper Award  
May 04, 2006
Prof. Hossein Hashemi granted the 2004 IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits Best Paper Award at a ceremony on February 6, 2006.
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The Class of 2006!  
May 04, 2006
At the annual Student Recognition Ceremony, Dean Yannis Yortsos and other Viterbi School faculty recognized outstanding students for their contributions in leadership, community service and academics.
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2006 VSoE Teaching Award Goes to Alice Parker(EE) and Oussama Sadafi (AME)  
April 26, 2006
EE Professor Alice Parker was the co-awardee of the 2006 USC Viterbi School of Engineering Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award.
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Kuehl Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from 2006 Annual Convocation  
March 29, 2006
Kuehl is a professor emeritus of Electrical Engineering/Electrophysics who is an internationally recognized authority on "solitons" — single waves propagating in plasmas and optical fibers. Solitons, which retain their shape after colliding with each other, are beginning to have an important technological impact in the area of fiber optic communication, where light pulses in the form of solitons can be used for broadband information transmission.
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Shri Narayanan and Jay Kuo to be honored with Mellon Awards for Excellence in Mentoring  
March 28, 2006
The awards are made by the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching, Office of the Provost, and will be conferred at the Second Annual Mellon Mentoring Honors Reception.
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An Information Theorist Visits the Viterbi School - and the Brain  
March 13, 2006
Professor Toby Berger discussed the results of turning years of study of signal processing to understanding what goes on in neurons and the brain in the sixth installment of the Viterbi centennial lecture series.
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Igor Devetak Receives NSF Faculty Early Career Award  
March 01, 2006
Igor Devetak Receives NSF Faculty Early Career Award
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Fall Semester EE Newsletter  
January 17, 2006
Fall Semester EE Newsletter
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Shri Narayanan and Alex Potamianos Awarded 2005 Best Paper from the IEEE Signal Processing Society  
January 11, 2006
Shri Narayanan and Alex Potamianos Awarded 2005 Best Paper from the IEEE Signal Processing Society
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