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2008 News Archive

2008 News Archive


USC and UNAM Engineering Sign Cooperation Agreement  
December 20, 2008
Viterbi School faculty and administrators traveled to Mexico City to initiate a collaborative agreement with the National Autonomous University of Mexico
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Three Viterbi Engineers Named AAAS Fellows  
December 19, 2008
Michael Arbib, Terence Langdon and Aristides Requicha share honor from leading scientific society.
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What Does It Take to Walk on Water?  
December 19, 2008
Freshman Academy students dive into a challenging assignment to learn basic concepts in engineering and applied sciences.
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Viterbi Researchers Print Transparent Nanotube Transistor Lattices  
December 17, 2008
The working prototype points the way to a broad range of possible applications including ultrathin 'e-paper' displays
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Tutoring @ Tutor: Undergrads Help Undergrads Through Final Exam Anxiety  
December 10, 2008
For five semesters now, the Viterbi School has offered extra support for freshmen and sophomores facing intimidating engineering final exams.
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Infosys COO Visits Viterbi School  
December 08, 2008
S.D. Shibulal, co-founder and chief operating officer of Infosys Technologies, Ltd., spent a full day meeting with Viterbi people - the dean, BOC members, faculty, researchers and students.
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Bekey @ 80  
December 05, 2008
The 'Bekey tribe' of faculty and research scholars gathered recently to celebrate the legacy of a giant in robotics.
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Quantum Cryptology Vulnerable to a Stitch in TIme?  
November 14, 2008
Todd Brun of the Hsieh department finds that temporal-tunnel 'wormholes' might permit decryption of long-thought-unbreakable qubit coding, Science News reports.
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Viterbi Digital Archive Documents Origins of Communications Revolution  
November 10, 2008
Andrew J. Viterbi, USC trustee and benefactor of the Viterbi School, makes his research and personal papers available online at USC.
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USC Salutes Andrew J. Viterbi  
November 02, 2008
Top university officials gather to honor USC trustee and Viterbi School namesake for winning the National Medal of Science.
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CS Student Designs Popular iBART Trip Planner   
October 27, 2008
A handy new iPhone application created by talented USC computer science sophomore David Hodge is already making waves among the NorCal commuter crowd.
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When Viterbi Met Keck  
October 21, 2008
More than 100 faculty from USC’s medical and engineering schools spent a weekend together Oct. 17-19, exploring opportunities for enhanced collaboration.
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Viterbi School Engineering Program Moves Up to #11 in the World  
October 09, 2008
The Viterbi School of Engineering moved from 12th to 11th in the world in engineering, technology and computer science programs in the recently released 2008 Shanghai Jiao Tong University rankings.
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Dr. Andrew J. Viterbi Receives 2007 National Medal of Science  
October 02, 2008
Comprehensive coverage of the award of the 2007 National Medal of Science to USC Trustee and Engineering School namesake Dr. Andrew J. Viterbi, including the White House ceremony and preceding black-tie reception.
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September 18, 2008
The annual Ice Cream Social hosted by the Ming Hsieh Department was on 9/17.
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August 27, 2008
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USC's Andrew Viterbi Receives National Medal of Science  
August 25, 2008
President George W. Bush has announced that USC trustee and namesake of the Viterbi School of Engineering Andrew J. Viterbi is one of the recipients of the nation's highest honor for science and technology.
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Four Viterbi Engineering Faculty win IBM Awards  
August 19, 2008
USC professors of computer science and electrical engineering will use their awards to foster collaboration and promote courseware and curriculum innovation.
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August 18, 2008
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Two Viterbi School Faculty Win Okawa Research Awards  
August 15, 2008
Shri Narayanan of the Ming Hsieh Department and Laurent Itti of the Computer Science Department are the latest recipients of this prestigious award.
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Viterbi School Selected As HP Innovation Research Award Recipient  
August 14, 2008
The USC Viterbi School was selected as one of 33 recipients of a 2008 HP Labs Innovation Research Award, which is designed to encourage open collaboration with HP Labs resulting in mutually beneficial, high-impact research.
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Viterbi Algorithm Goes Quantum  
July 31, 2008
A Hsieh Department graduate student has applied the classic tool for eliminating dead-end possibilities in data reception to qubit communications
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Postcards from Rome  
July 25, 2008
Undergraduate engineering students fulfill course requirements while getting a taste of Rome's timelessness, turbulent history and engineering marvels in overseas study program.
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Hsieh Professor and Collaborators Win IEEE Award for Sensornet Algorithm  
July 24, 2008
Professor P. Vijay Kumar's EE-Systems team took the best paper prize at a recent conference on Distributed Computing Systems.
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Alex Dimakis to Join Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering  
July 20, 2008
Alex Dimakis, whose interests lie in communications, coding theory, signal processing, and networking will join the department in June 2009.
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High Marks for USC-IIT Kharagpur Exchange Program  
July 16, 2008
Students in this year's USC-IIT Kharagpur summer exchange program said the hands-on work was valuable and, in some cases, helped them decide whether to pursue an advanced degree.
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Nine Faculty Will Join Viterbi School of Engineering  
July 10, 2008
Newly appointed faculty in electrical engineering, chemical and materials science, astronautics and civil engineering will join the professorial ranks beginning this fall.
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Viterbi School Signs Unique Accelerated M.S.  
July 04, 2008
As many as five outstanding seniors studying electrical or biomedical engineering at the San Luis Obispo college will this fall be able to speed their paths to USC MS degrees through the new Viterbi Integrated Masters of Science Program
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Epstein School Scholar Puts O.R. Tools to Work on Music  
June 30, 2008
In a new paper called "Math and Music: The Perfect Match," pianist/computational engineer Elaine Chew proposes applications of the increasingly powerful discipline of Operations Research to the ancient art of pitched and rhythmic sound.
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Hsieh Department Recruits New Assistant Professor  
June 27, 2008
Rahul Jain, whose interests lie in networks, games and control, will join the department this fall coming from IBM.
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USC HPCC Supercomputer Ranks in U.S. Top 10  
June 25, 2008
Viterbi contributes expertise and leadership to the university's High Performance Computing Center
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Hsieh Professor Wins ASEE Terman Award  
June 22, 2008
Keith Chugg's prize honors his achievements in textbook writing, teaching, research and student guidance
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<i>New Yorker</I> Reporter Visits Hsieh Department Speech Analysis and Interpretation Lab  
June 19, 2008
Shrikanth Narayanan's research into speech emotion detection receives a detailed account in an 'Annals of Technology' story in the June 23 issue.
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Prominent Viterbi Emeritus Keynotes Systems-of-Systems Conference  
June 17, 2008
George Bekey drew on his vast experience in a wide range of engineering disciplines in his speech at the recent IEEE SOSE conference in Monterey, California
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Charles L. Weber Appointed Professor Emeritus  
June 17, 2008
A distinguished radar and communications technologist in the Ming Hsieh Department has been appointed professor emeritus in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the field.
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2008 Millennium Technology Laureate Andrew J. Viterbi Feted in Finland  
June 12, 2008
Nikias, Yortsos and Golomb journey with him to Helsinki to be part of events honoring the School's namesake and three illustrious colleagues.
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Infosys Technologies Funds New Research Center at USC  
June 04, 2008
The giant Bangalore-based IT company will partner with the Viterbi School to create a Center for Research & Education in Advanced Software Technologies on the USC campus
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Los Angeles Times Sheds Light on Indian Community at USC  
May 20, 2008
The newspaper portrays the Viterbi School as the destination for "an academic tidal wave from the Indian Ocean," thanks to its excellent overseas reputation, outreach trips and welcoming campus environment. The article spotlights Indian Student Association president Guarav Kumar, Senior Associate Dean Cauligi Raghavendra and others.
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May 20, 2008
May 16, 2008 - Ming Hsieh Department Commencement Reception Photos.
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USC Viterbi School Reaches $300 Million Fundraising Goal Ahead of Schedule  
May 19, 2008
"Seven years ago we set a very lofty target...I am extremely pleased to tell you that as of the end of this March, our fundraising total stood at $300,955,609 in cash and pledges."
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Commencement 2008  
May 17, 2008
Parents, siblings, children and friends — some from across the globe — cheer 1,860 newly minted Viterbi School graduates, who have now become part of USC's global Trojan family.
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354 Students -- Including Two from Korea -- Receive DEN Degrees  
May 16, 2008
The Viterbi School's Distance Education Network's largest-ever graduating class marked a 30 percent increase over 2007 — which had been 30 percent above 2006.
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Slowing Light to Speed Data: Viterbi School Wins $4.3 M DARPA Contract  
May 14, 2008
Two prize-winning Hsieh department specialists hope to break a bottleneck that has long limited computing systems that use light - photons - instead of electronics for processing.
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Outstanding Viterbi Students Honored  
May 11, 2008
Graduating seniors and student leaders were recognized for their exceptional achievements in a special Viterbi Awards ceremony held on campus.
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Fuzzy Logician Wins Excellence Award  
May 08, 2008
Bart Kosko of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering was one of three recipients of an excellence award from the USC Faculty Senate.
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Viterbi Undergrads Make Waves  
May 08, 2008
In January, Ed Maby and Adam Fincham's students were given a two-word assignment: "Smart Surfboards." By May, they'd gone surfing.
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Michael Safonov Elected IFAC Fellow  
May 05, 2008
The Ming Hsieh Department professor is a leader in the field of robust control.
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2008 Viterbi School Faculty and Staff Awards  
April 29, 2008
Dean Yortsos recognizes exceptional teaching, research and service in the Viterbi School in his annual "State of the School" speech and awards luncheon.
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Three Ming Hsieh EE Faculty given Mellon Mentoring Awards  
April 24, 2008
Three Ming Hsieh EE faculty are recognized for mentoring that made a difference in lives of fellow faculty and/or students.
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Six Viterbi Faculty Win USC-Mellon Mentoring Awards  
April 24, 2008
Six engineering faculty are recognized for mentoring that made a difference in lives of fellow faculty and/or students.
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Viterbi School and Seoul National University Begin New Collaboration in Electrical Engineering   
April 22, 2008
The Viterbi School and Seoul National University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to begin collaborative programs in digital communications, image and video signal processing and other areas of electrical engineering.
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China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the Viterbi School Join Forces  
April 16, 2008
University officials from the Shanghai institution have entered into a new partnership with the Viterbi School to develop collaborative student and faculty research programs.
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Viterbi School Hosts China's Tsinghua U. for Three-Day Conference  
April 15, 2008
Engineering faculty and deans from USC and China's pre-eminent technical research institution will share ideas on the University Park campus beginning April 30.
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Ming Hsieh Professor Wins Award at Internet Workshop  
April 14, 2008
Assistant Professor Konstantinos Psounis wins “Best and Most Compelling Presentation and Demonstration” at Stanford University workshop on the future of the Internet.
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USC and National Taiwan University Sign Memorandum of Understanding  
April 08, 2008
The new agreement will allow the institutions to develop collaborative academic programs, exchanges and internships.
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Viterbi Nanowires Shine in Active Matrix Displays  
March 31, 2008
Chongwu Zhou has helped create a brilliant, luminous active matrix display, the first ever made using transparent transistors and circuits.
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Viterbi School's Tom Katsouleas Named Duke University Dean of Engineering  
March 06, 2008
The Viterbi School professor of electrical engineering is known for his cutting edge research to improve and miniaturize particle accelerators.
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Viktor Prasanna Receives Double Honors  
March 03, 2008
The Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering professor wins the IEEE’s inaugural Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing Outstanding Service award, as well as a Best Paper award.
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SUNY Buffalo to Honor Provost Nikias  
March 03, 2008
USC Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, C. L. Max Nikias, will receive the Clifford C. Furnas Award.
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Sound Engineering from Edison to Viterbi  
March 03, 2008
Jack Wolf, invited speaker for the Viterbi Distinguished Lecture, chronicled the evolution of audio storage from the days of Thomas Edison to the present.
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Engineering a <I>Mantra</I>  
February 22, 2008
The Viterbi School's Chris Kyriakakis recently staged Karlheinz Stockhausen’s piano duet Mantra, at Disney Hall, utilizing the immersive audio technology he developed at USC. Mechanical Engineering junior Ilya Golosker, an editor of Illumin online magazine, attended.
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Electrical Engineering Professor Michael Neely Wins NSF CAREER Award  
February 22, 2008
The faculty member has won a three-year grant for his novel approach to solving delay problems in ad-hoc wireless networks.
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Nobel Laureate Delivers Munushian Lecture  
February 21, 2008
Introduced by Hsieh Department Electrophysics Chair P. Daniel Dapkus, UCSB's Herbert Kroemer spoke on "Heterostructures: From Physics to Devices and Back (A Personal Perspective)."
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C. L. Max Nikias Named to the Highest Engineering Professional Academy  
February 11, 2008
USC Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs C. L. Max Nikias is among the 65 new members elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
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Viterbi Researchers Demonstrate a Single-Chip CMOS Radar Camera  
February 05, 2008
Two researchers from the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering present a chip that can detect radio frequency signals coming from 49 distinct angles; applications range from search and rescue to biomedical imaging.
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Hsieh Department Chip Research Takes Top Paper Prize  
February 04, 2008
A Viterbi School paper presented at last year's IEEE International Solid State Circuits Symposium has been voted the best of the 125 papers from the event, the major annual meeting in the subject.
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Golomb Named Distinguished Professor  
January 28, 2008
Solomon W. Golomb of the Ming Hsieh Department has added to what may be USC's longest list of faculty honors with his appointment January 17 as Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Mathematics.
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A Tough Act to Follow  
January 26, 2008
Actor Alan Alda shares some tips with Viterbi School engineering students on the art of public speaking.
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January 15, 2008
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January 14, 2008
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Robert Scholtz Receives IEEE Communications Society Radio Communications Committee 2007 Technical Recognition Award  
January 09, 2008
Robert Scholtz was recently presented with the first Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society Radio Communications Committee 2007 Technical Recognition Award.
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USC Hosts World's First Conference on Quantum  Error Correction  
January 09, 2008
More than 120 experts from four continents assembled at USC for the first-ever conference on quantum error correction. The technique, first proposed in 1995, may be the key to computers with extraordinary capabilities.
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IEEE Honors Viterbi Audio Maestro For Second Year in a Row  
January 08, 2008
Tomlinson Holman, the Hsieh department faculty member whose THX system revolutionized sound in movie theaters, has again been recognized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his contributions to audio recording and reproduction.
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Quantum Specialist Daniel Lidar Elected an APS Fellow  
January 08, 2008
Citation notes Lidar's "contributions to the theory of decoherence control of open quantum systems for quantum information processing, especially the decoherence free subspace method."
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Engineering Legend Si Ramo Accepts Appointment to the USC Faculty  
January 08, 2008
Simon Ramo, the “R” in TRW and a founding member of the National Academy of Engineering, has accepted to an offer to join the faculty of the Viterbi School’s Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering.
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