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2007 News Archive

2007 News Archive


Trojan Engineer Gets a Hardy Handshake from Bill Gates  
December 20, 2007
Electrical engineering graduate student Michael Johnson never thought he'd be introducing Bill Gates to fellow engineering students a year ago. Now that he has, he's ready for anything.
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Hashemi Named to Early Career Chair  
December 05, 2007
Hossein Hashemi, an assistant professor of electrical engineering-electrophysics in the Ming Hsieh Department, has been named to the Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair.
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Two Viterbi IT Researchers Honored by ACM  
December 03, 2007
Viktor Prasanna and Aristides Requicha were part of an elite company of 38 leaders in computing technology recognized this year by being named Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery,
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President and Provost Garner IEEE National Awards  
November 27, 2007
Engineering society honors USC’s president and provost for their exceptional leadership and contributions.
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Two Signal and Image Processing Institute(SIPI) Students win Best Paper Awards  
November 13, 2007
Two Ph.D. student members of SIPI won Best Student Paper Awards at the IEEE 2007 Multimedia Signal Processing Meeting.
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Jump-Starting New Directions in Research  
October 30, 2007
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.
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Two Women Faculty to Join Viterbi in 2008  
October 30, 2007
The Viterbi School welcomes two research scholars who show promise of advancing the fields of nano device technology and health care systems engineering.
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Viterbi Senior Associate Dean Wins Weighty Honor for Work on Light  
October 29, 2007
John O'Brien, a professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering who is also Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, was elected a 2008 Fellow of the Optical Society of America.
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Sanjit Mitra Received Two Awards in Romania  
October 03, 2007
Prof Sanjit was appointed a Honorary Citizen of Cluj-Napoca and was awarded a Honorary Doctorate degree of the Technical University of Iasi by the Rector.
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Communication Sciences Institute Has New Co-Directors  
September 26, 2007
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.
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Jerry Mendel Awarded 2008 Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award  
September 17, 2007
Professor Jerry Mendel will be presented with the 2008 Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award from the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society in June.
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Jay Kuo Receives 2007 Okawa Foundation Research Grant  
August 20, 2007
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.
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Erdem Oz selected for the 2007 Best Student Poster prize at the Particle Accelerator Conference  
August 08, 2007
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.
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Nanotechnologist Wins Early Career Chair  
July 09, 2007
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering researcher Chongwu Zhou has been named Jack Munushian Professor.
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Viterbi Nanotechnologist Creates Transparent Transistors  
July 06, 2007
Nanotechnologist Chongwu Zhou and colleagues at Purdue and Northwestern universities have designed the first transparent nano-transistors for reflective displays, ‘e-paper’ and ‘smart’ credit cards.
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Gandhi Puvvada Wins the Provost's Prize for Teaching with Technology  
June 23, 2007
Gandhi Puvvada won the Provost's Prize for Teaching with Technology, presented at the First Annual USC Teaching with Technology Conference held on May 1.
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Viktor Prasanna Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Geneva  
June 21, 2007
Viktor Prasanna, professor in the Viterbi School's Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
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Another World-Class Honor for Andrew Viterbi  
June 19, 2007
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.
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First Ming Hsieh Scholarship Winners Named  
June 14, 2007
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.
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Famous Friends and Followers Fete Sol Golomb  
June 12, 2007
A workshop to celebrate Solomon Golomb's 75th birthday attracts a bevy of international scholars.
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Viterbi School Builds Strategic Bridges with Tsinghua, China’s Top Technical University  
June 03, 2007
The USC Viterbi School and Tsinghua University faculty establish a strategic partnership and build bridges of collaboration with a joint workshop.
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Keith Chugg Promoted  
May 17, 2007
Keith Chugg has been promoted to Professor of Electrical Engineering
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2007 EE Commencement Reception Pictures  
May 16, 2007
A photo gallery featuring pictures taken during this annual event.
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David B. Wittry, 1929-2007  
May 09, 2007
David B. Wittry, a Viterbi School distinguished emeritus professor of materials science and of electrical engineering, was known for pioneering work in electron probe analysis.
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Two EE Faculty Honored at the 2007 Staff and Faculty Awards  
May 07, 2007
Sol Golomb was awarded the Viterbi Faculty Service Award and Krishna Nayak one of two Viterbi Junior Research Awards at the 2007 Viterbi Faculty and Staff Awards Luncheon.
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Making Chips with a Snap!  
April 26, 2007
Eun Sok Kim has improved his team's radically new technique, announced last year, for making DNA microarrays, a basic tool of modern medicine and biology.
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Alexander Sawchuk Named to New Endowed Chair  
April 25, 2007
Dean Yannis Yortsos announces that Alexander A. Sawchuk, Systems Chair of the Viterbi School's Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering will be the first holder of the Leonard Silverman Chair.
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The Path to a Sustainable Future  
April 16, 2007
Maximizing energy efficiency and developing a variety of clean alternative energy sources must become a global priority if there is any chance of keeping carbon dioxide emissions at tolerable levels.
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A Rising Star is Hitched to a Great Name  
April 12, 2007
One of America's brilliant young engineers added still another honor to a lengthening list when he was named the first holder of the Viterbi Professorship in Engineering, effective July 1, 2007.
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Teaching the Viterbi Algorithm  
March 27, 2007
In the fifth annual Viterbi Lecture, Caltech’s Robert McEliece wows the audience with multimedia and humor.
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Special IEEE Forum Honors Viterbi Chip Testing Guru  
March 19, 2007
A special IEEE half-day conference event celebrated the work and influence of computer scientist/electrical engineer Melvin A. Breuer.
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Two Ming Hsieh Department Faculty Members Honored at USC Convocation  
March 15, 2007
Alexander Sawchuk and Bart Kosko came home from the University of Southern California Convocation, USC's solemn annual ceremony acknowledging academic excellence, with citations for distinction.
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Hsieh Department Standout Wins First IEEE Nanotechnology Early Career Award  
January 30, 2007
Chongwu Zhou, whose recent work on ingenious techniques to have carbon nanotubes self-assemble themselves into useful structures on sapphire bases, is the first winner of a new IEEE honor.
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Elaine Chew Appointed as Assistant Professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering  
January 25, 2007
Prof. Elaine Chew has received a joint appointment as Assistant Professor in the USC Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering.
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Sanjit K. Mitra Elected a Foreign Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India  
January 17, 2007
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.
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Robert Scholtz and Moe Win Receive the 2006 IEEE Eric Sumner Medal at Globecom 2006 in San Francisco  
January 16, 2007
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."
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IEEE Honor for Cinema, Electrical Engineering and IMSC Sound Magician  
January 16, 2007
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.
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Urbashi Mitra and Antonio Ortega elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  
January 03, 2007
Professors Urbashi Mitra and Antonio Ortega of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering have been elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
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Joint USC/Sprint Nextel Team Wins IIH-MSP 2006 Best Paper Award  
January 02, 2007
Joint USC/Sprint Nextel Research on Third Generation Video Streaming Wins the International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIH-MSP2006) Best Paper Award
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