The Office of the Vice Provost for Research has awarded 13 USC engineers 2007 Zumberge interdisciplinary research grants for projects in quantum computing and new educational technologies to ultrasonic image-guided surgery.
Alan Willner and Giuseppe Caire are the new co-directors of the Communication Sciences Institute (CSI) and leaders of the communications group within the USC Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering department, effective immediately.
Jay Kuo is a recipient of a 2007 Research Grant from the Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications. The Okawa Foundation was established in Japan in 1986 to provide funding for and give recognition to new studies in the information and telecommunications fields.
Erdem Oz, a PhD student under the guidance of Professor Tom
Katsouleas and Research Professor Patric Muggli was selected for the
2007 Best Student Poster prize at the Particle Accelerator Conference
in Albquerque, New Mexico in July.
The much-honored USC electrical engineering alumnus is the inaugural co-winner of the the James Clerk Maxwell award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
A 26-year old electrical engineering student born in Suzhou and a 22-year old budding signal and image processing specialist from Tianjing will begin classes at the Viterbi School's university park campus in Los Angeles this fall as the first Ming Hsieh scholars.
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 National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) in October 2006.
The 2006 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Medal was awarded to Robert Scholtz of the USC Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering and Prof. Moe Win of MIT "for pioneering contributions to ultra-wide band communication science and technology."
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named Tomlinson Holman as the recipient of its 2007 Masaru Ibuka Award, recognizing his contribution to the development of advanced audio and cinema multi-channel playback systems.