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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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).
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."
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.
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."
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).
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
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.