The USC Presidential chair, trustee and alumnus who is the namesake of the Viterbi School of Engineering and the founder and co-director of the USC Center for Software and Systems Engineering are tapped for highly prestigious recognition.
Subu Goparaju was one of the "Infoscions" who attended the recent “thought sharing and collaboration event that brings together the best academicians, researchers, practitioners and thought leaders” at the USC Viterbi School.
Faculty members from the Ming Hsieh and Computer Science departments teamed up with a Keck School professor to win the Best Technology Award at a recent conference on implantable medical devices held at USC.
"Born in Belgrade, in what was then Yugoslavia, Maja Matarić originally wanted to study languages and art," begins a 5000-word feature entitled "Robots That Care." The ending: "But robotic interaction should not replace human interaction," she said. "It should only improve it."
Emily Mower's research may allow synthetic agents (robots and computer avatars) to understand human expressions of emotion. She presented her most recent findings at the 10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association held in Brighton, UK.
Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman brought his message that current methods of teaching subjects like physics, chemistry and engineering are inefficient to about 100 USC faculty members -- and left behind continuing interest.
Viterbi researchers Panayiotis Georgiou and Shrikanth Narayanan partner with communication and health professionals to create a speech-to-speech (S2S) translation system for clinics and emergency rooms.
The Hsieh Department professor's role in the Catalyst Workshop, a DOD-funded effort to train scientists and engineers as screenwriter/directors, is explored in an L.A. Times feature about the first film to come out of the program.
P. Daniel Dapkus of the Hsieh Department and Professor of Chemistry Mark Thompson discuss the research plans for the Energy Frontiers Research Center for Emerging Materials for Solar Energy Conversion and Solid State Lighting, recently funded by the U.S. Department of Energy/ (Video)
The New York Times article notes, "Alan E. Willner, an electrical engineer at the University of Southern California, is one of those academics (working with industry). He is an expert in photonics, using light photons instead of electrons to transmit information.”
Gödel prizewinner Shang-Hua Teng comes to USC from Boston University; Dean Yortsos also names Kim to lead EE/E, extensions of chair terms in BME, Astani, and EE-Systems, and an interim appointment in AME.
The namesake donor of the Klein Institute for Undergraduate Engineering Life, 2008 Viterbi School commencement keynoter and CEO/President of Wind River Systems Inc. is now a member of the university's governing board.
"Chunqi Jiang at the University of Southern California and her colleagues have come up with a dental plasma torch. [She] reckoned that a cold plasma rich in oxygen ions would do the job of breaking up biofilm without harming the patient." -- The Economist
"Scanning electron microscopy showed complete destruction of endodontic biofilms inside a root canal after plasma treatment, according to Chunqi Jiang,
a research assistant professor in USC's Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering."
Andreas F. Molisch, an internationally noted researcher in wireless technologies and the winner of the Wireless Educator of the Year Award for 2009 from the Global Wireless Education Consortium, has joined the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering.
Selected engineering students at USC, Duke University, and Olin College who follow a special program with five challenge-related elements will receive a special honors designation along with their diplomas.
USC researchers say they've made a big improvement in a new breed of electronic detectors for viruses and other biological materials — one that may be a valuable addition to the battle against epidemics.
The White House named Charles F. Bolden Jr. (MS - Systems Management '77), a former combat pilot, Marine Corps major general and veteran space shuttle commander -- and USC trustee as the space agency's next administrator.
The U.S. Department of Energy has designated the Viterbi School as the site of a Center for Emerging Materials for Solar Energy Conversion and Solid State Lighting, to be directed by Ming Hsieh Department co-chair P. Daniel Dapkus.
"In the past, very talented kids would go into business school," said Yannis C. Yortsos. But now "they may go into engineering instead." ME senior Loni Iverson says she "became an engineer because of alternative energy."
A collaboration of accelerator physicists, including researchers in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, has received $13 million in federal funding over the next two years to build a facility for advanced accelerator experimental tests.
In recent papers, Chongwu Zhou's research teams have dramatically demonstrated new possibilities for single-atom thick carbon cylinders as possible substitutes for traditional silicon chips, a $270+ billion/year business.
A Washington Post feature focuses on socially assistive robots: "That term was coined by Maja J. Mataric´, director of the Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems at the University of Southern California, and her research group."
Two Viterbi School faculty members are elected to engineering's most prestigious advisory body, making USC one of only six schools in the nation with two or more elected members each of the last two years.
Alice Parker co-leads an NSF-funded study constructing a non-silicon-electronics- based 3D testbed in which nanotube "synapses" can be connected and then reconnected to understand how neuron signals spread in dense nerve tissue.