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2010 News Archive

News Archive


Agreement with Indo-US Science and Technology Program will bring Indian interns to Viterbi this summer  
December 13, 2010
Dean Yannis C. Yortsos of the Viterbi School of Engineering and Arabinda Mitra of IUSSTF sign agreement in Tutor Hall
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George Bekey Explores Robotics at Monterey Naval Postgraduate School  
December 07, 2010
The audience was captivated by a lecture on autonomous systems by the Viterbi School's distinguished emeritus professor
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December 07, 2010
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USC Hosts 2010 School of Information Theory  
December 02, 2010
USC and the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering served as hosts and organizers of the 2010 School of Information Theory.
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Packet Reception Study Wins Best Paper Prize for Ming Hsieh Faculty Fellow and Collaborators  
November 29, 2010
Bhaskar Krishnamachari's work shines at high-profile MobiCom 2010 conference
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Andreas Molisch Leads Workshop on Body Area Networks for Medical Applications  
November 29, 2010
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Six Viterbi Faculty Elected IEEE Fellows  
November 29, 2010
Keith Chugg, Eun Sok Kim, Maja Mataric, Patric Muggli, Si-Zhao 'Joe' Qin, and Gaurav Sukhatme receive the high honor
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Dr. Preston Marshall Appointed as Research Professor  
November 22, 2010
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USC Award for Excellence in Teaching to Prasanta Ghosh  
November 22, 2010
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Andrew J. Viterbi Engages Capacity Crowd of Faculty and Students  
November 18, 2010
Sol Golomb was Viterbi's teacher decades ago, and was in the front row hearing his student's lecture on "Markov, Wiener and Shannon: a Progression"
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November 17, 2010
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Viterbi Grad School Hosts Prospective Student day  
November 15, 2010
"Preview Day" brought 200 hopefuls to campus to meet faculty, alumni and current MS & PhD candidates
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Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering Faculty Todd Brun Remarks on Time Travel in Science News  
November 11, 2010
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November 11, 2010
Dr. Andrew Viterbi discussed "Markov, Wiener and Shannon: a Progression".
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Alan Willner Receives the 2010 Paul F. Forman Engineering Excellence Award  
November 10, 2010
The Optical Society of America prize honors advances in optical fiber communication technology
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REACH Event Reaches Out to Potential Viterbi PhD Students  
November 08, 2010
REACH stands for Recruiting Engineering Achievers, and 27 prime candidates attended the program's inaugural event
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Two Young Viterbi Professors Awarded Top U.S. Junior Faculty Honor in Science and Engineering  
November 08, 2010
Michelle L. Povinelli and Andrea M. Armani are recipients of the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
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In a Great New Building, the Institute for Creative Technologies Celebrates Ten Great Years  
November 01, 2010
President Max Nikias and director Randy Hill cut the ribbon for the new headquarters of the Institute that is the research home of high-profile Viterbi faculty
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Sensor Network Pacesetter Bhaskar Krishnamachari Receives 2010 Terman Award  
October 30, 2010
ASEE bestows high honor on the Ming Hsieh Faculty Fellow for early overall contributions
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Team led by EE's Panayiotis Georgiou and Shri Narayanan Takes Best Paper Prize at Interspeech Conference  
October 28, 2010
"Automatic Classification of Married Couples' Behavior using Audio Features" honored by International Speech Communication Association
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Yortsos to Serve Second Five-Year Term as Viterbi School Dean  
October 25, 2010
Yannis C. Yortsos accepts offer of a second term as dean and re-focuses his vision for the Viterbi School
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Ming Hsieh Donates $50M to Establish an Institute for Research on Engineering-Medicine for Cancer  
October 20, 2010
Gift Brings Ming Hsieh's total donations to USC to $85 Million
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USC Viterbi School Hosts Highly Successful  
October 12, 2010
A major event brought NAE President Charles Vest and innovators, engineers, policy makers, and executives to Bovard Hall to explore engineering's promise to empower society
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Giuseppe Caire and Gerhard Kramer Elected to IEEE Posts  
October 08, 2010
Two Viterbi School faculty are elected officers of IEEE Information Theory Society for 2011
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Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering Department Faculty Receive 2010 IBM Faculty Awards  
October 07, 2010
Rahul Jain and Shri Narayanan receive IBM Faculty Awards.
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Massiah Foundation, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Announce $1 Million Endowment of Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize at Grand Challenges Summit  
October 07, 2010
The donor, Fariborz Maseeh, hopes the competition will help engineers expand skill sets and become entrepreneurs
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Richard Leahy Receives 2010 Edward J. Hoffman Medical Imaging Scientist Award  
October 07, 2010
This award recognizes outstanding contributions made to the field of medical imaging science.
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The Grand Challenge of Innovation  
October 07, 2010
Dean Yannis Yortsos pens an oped article on the NAE Grand Challenges, the X-Prize and innovation.
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L.A. Business Journal Reports on Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Gift  
October 07, 2010
The Fariborz Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition will encourage engineering students to create business plans and companies, and reward the best ideas.
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September 29, 2010
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State of the School, Fall 2010  
September 28, 2010
Dean Yannis Yortsos adds two new dimensions to his vision in his first address to faculty and staff since agreeing to serve a second term as dean
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Yannis C. Yortsos Offers a  
September 23, 2010
The Dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering addressed the San Marino Rotary Club September 16.
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Viterbi School Cohosts Second National Summit on Engineering Grand Challenges October 6-8  
September 23, 2010
Meeting to focus on global issues related to sustainability, vulnerability, health, and the "joy of living"
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Viterbi Lab Releases Smartphone App that Measures Particulate Air Pollution  
September 20, 2010
A new smartphone app will allow users to monitor air quality around them and help fill in the blanks in larger pollution maps
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Ari Requicha Receives IEEE Nanotechnology Distinguished Service Award  
September 15, 2010
The Viterbi School nanotechnology pioneer is honored for his leadership as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology
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Viterbi School, Makerere University (Uganda) and IBM Sign Collaboration Agreement  
September 07, 2010
Viterbi's Tim Pinkston, Jonathan Samet of USC's Global Health Institute and Uganda Speaker Edward Ssekandi Kiwanuka came together at the Kampala signing ceremony
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2010 Summer Interns Present Their Research  
September 01, 2010
Undergrads from all over the world compete for grants that enable them to spend months in USC labs, mentored by Viterbi faculty including Dean Raghavendra
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BBC showcases Viterbi motion capture technology research  
August 30, 2010
Shrikanth Narayanan is developing systems that might help people ranging from children with autism to couples in marriage therapy
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Andreas Molisch Awarded Okawa Grant  
August 27, 2010
The grant will support the internationally known Hsieh Department researcher's work in wireless systems in healthcare
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Viterbi Researcher Selected for TR35  
August 24, 2010
Michelle Povinelli of the Hsieh Department is named by Technology Review as one of the world's top innovators under the age of 35
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Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering Professor Quoted on Time Travel in <I>Science News</I>  
August 23, 2010
New theories are "a really interesting body of work," says Todd Brun but adds "I don’t expect these will be tested anytime soon. These are ideas. They’re fun to play with."
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Urbashi Mitra to Serve as USC Center for Excellence in Research (CER) Fellow  
August 16, 2010
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Two Ming Hsieh EE Grads Win Viterbi School Best Ph.D. Dissertation Awards  
August 16, 2010
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Weirong Jiang and Viktor Prasanna Win Best Paper Award  
August 16, 2010
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Elaine Chew Speaks at the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium  
August 13, 2010
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Bart Kosko Elected to the College of Fellows of the International Neural Network Society (INNS)  
August 13, 2010
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Team Led By Ming Hsieh EE Student Scott Moeller Wins Best Paper Award  
August 11, 2010
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Ming Hsieh EE Faculty Member Panos Georgiou Elected Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior Member  
August 11, 2010
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Murali Annavaram Is An NSF CAREER Award Recipient  
August 11, 2010
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Daniel Lidar Promoted to Professor of Electrical Engineering and Chemistry  
July 21, 2010
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Mark Redekopp Promoted to Associate Professor of Engineering Practice  
July 15, 2010
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Andrew J. Viterbi Receives IEEE Medal of Honor at Montreal Ceremony  
July 14, 2010
IEEE President Pedro Ray presented the IEEE's highest award to the namesake of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering
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Graphene Organic Photovoltaics, or, Will T-Shirts Soon Power Cell Phones?  
July 12, 2010
A flexible, printable material less than four atoms thick may be a high road to economical and convenient electrical power from the sun.
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Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering Professor Bhaskar Krishnamachari to receive the 2010 F.E. Terman Award of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Electrical and Computer Engineering Division  
July 09, 2010
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Viterbi/Stanford Partnership Creates Design for Lower-Energy Optical Switches  
July 09, 2010
Michelle Povinelli's method of 'shaping light pulses' could lead to faster telecommunications, Technology Review reports
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Viterbi School's Alan E. Willner elected to Royal Academy of Engineering  
July 09, 2010
The Ming Hsieh Department optical communications specialist is one of only four U.S. Academics among the 59 new members of the United Kingdom's equivalent of the NAE
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HP Labs Will Support Gérard Medioni's Facial Expression Recognition Technology  
July 05, 2010
"The technology we propose to develop is a real‐time, efficient and generic facial expression recognition prototype from a basic webcam."
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Barbara Myers Praised as Prime Mover of Viterbi Development  
July 02, 2010
Dean and others pay tribute to her exceptional accomplishments over 6½ years of service as the school's Executive Director of Advancement
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CS Capstone Projects Create Aids for People with Developmental Disabilities  
July 01, 2010
Computer science students build electronic aids to help people special needs ride buses and shop.
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Viterbi School Project Focuses on a Grey Area in the Grey Matter  
June 30, 2010
Grad students Viviane Ghaderi and Sushmita Allam win $100,000 Qualcomm grant to model non-neuron brain functions
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SAIC Donates $500,000 to Viterbi School  
June 28, 2010
Science Applications International Corporation gift will support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering Math) educational programs
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Quantifying Human Behavior — One MoCap Data Point at a Time  
June 23, 2010
Engineering and Theatre faculty partner to develop science around human behavior.
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USC Students Go Backstage on U.S.-China Relations  
June 21, 2010
ISE grad student Zhaohu Fan and others met with diplomats and experts including Joseph R. Donovan Jr.
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<i>Diesel Power</i> Magazine Focuses on Viterbi Initiative for Cleaner Ship Emissions  
June 17, 2010
Article details research program funded by Kenneth Koo, Chairman and CEO of the Tai Chong Cheang Steamship Company (H.K.)
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Andrew Viterbi to Receive IEEE Medal of Honor in Montreal  
June 16, 2010
The namesake of the Viterbi School leads the list of USC honorees at the June 26 ceremonies
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Shrikanth Narayanan Receives 2010 Distinguished Faculty Service Award  
June 01, 2010
Andrew J. Viterbi Professor of Engineering recognized for excellent service to university community
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TSA Testing GUARDS Airport Security System at LAX and PIT  
May 27, 2010
A USC Viterbi School/CREATE team recently delivered its system to the Transportation Security Administration for final evaluation
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Studying Optics and C++ from Afghanistan  
May 25, 2010
An Army military intelligence officer battles rocket fire, connectivity issues and distance to earn his M.S. in electrical engineering.
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Fight (and Celebrate) On! 2010 Commencements Fill Campus with Smiles  
May 17, 2010
Viterbi School valedictorian Natasha Naik holds one of more than 2,000 new USC engineering degrees
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May 14, 2010
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Viterbi School's 2010 Best Thesis Winners Worked with Comic Strips, Noise and Cardiac Disease  
May 14, 2010
Jonghye Woo, Ashok Patel, and Jing Jin win awards (and plaques) for superior creative, theoretical and experimental research
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May 13, 2010
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Michael Neely Promoted to Associate Professor  
May 12, 2010
Network theorist Michael Neely of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering has been promoted
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Viterbi School #11 in the World in ARWU Engineering Rankings  
May 05, 2010
... and the Academic Ranking of World Universities rates the USC computer science program #9
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IEEE Spectrum Salutes 2010 Medal of Honor Winner  
May 04, 2010
"Andrew Viterbi invented an algorithm that transformed wireless communications. Then he co-founded Qualcomm."
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Seniors Strut Their Research Stuff at 2nd KIEUL Design Expo  
May 03, 2010
Nineteen teams demo projects including Andrew Newman-Dilfer and Justin Crawford's first place winner, "The Fifth Element"
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Hsieh Department Professor an IEEE  
April 29, 2010
A video shows how Dan Dapkus began a tech revolution in the 70s, customizing LEDs 'atom by atom'
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The Plaques, Please!  
April 28, 2010
Viterbi School faculty and staff gather to celebrate achievements and honor achievers
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In Memoriam: William G. Spitzer, 82, USC Provost and Dean  
April 19, 2010
The distinguished professor emeritus of electrical engineering, materials science and physics suffered a heart attack April 13
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April 15, 2010
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Anonymous Donations Totalling $2 Million Endow Steven and Kathryn Sample Chair at Viterbi School  
April 08, 2010
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and AECOM CEO John Dionisio also recognized at School's Awards Banquet
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Alumni Association to Present Merit Award to Ming Hsieh  
April 06, 2010
The Viterbi EE Department's naming donor is one of seven Trojans to be honored April 24
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Four Engineering School Faculty Members Win Mellon Mentoring Awards  
March 31, 2010
Nenad Medvidović and Robert Scholtz helped grad students, Andrea Armani and David D'Argenio undergrads
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Air Force and Navy Research Offices Fund Instrument Upgrades for Two Viterbi Labs  
March 31, 2010
Andrea Armani, Michelle Povinelli and Anupam Madhukar receive funding to "purchase scientific equipment costing $50,000 or more"
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Petros Ioannou Honored by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as Fellow and Recipient of the 2009 Heaviside Medal for Achievement in Control  
March 30, 2010
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USC and Tsinghua University Engineering Faculty Gather  
March 30, 2010
Viterbi alumnus and donor Feng Deng sponsors the fourth in a series of faculty forums, this one at USC
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Two Viterbi Professors Receive NSF CAREER Awards  
March 09, 2010
Andrea Hodge and Rahul Jain are awarded multi-year grants to study nanoscale material science and network economics
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Rahul Jain Receives NSF CAREER Award  
March 05, 2010
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February 25, 2010
In celebration of his 75th birthday, Andrew Viterbi was honored with a dinner and a plaque in Ronald Tutor Hall.
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The Engineer, the Marketer and the Artist  
February 23, 2010
Students from three USC schools are charged with developing the next hot commercial product — together.
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New USC Viterbi School of Engineering Institute to Target Marine Diesel Emissions  
February 18, 2010
Hong Kong shipping executive Kenneth Koo pledges up to $4.1 million to fund research to reduce cargo ship diesel emissions.
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Navy Taps Viterbi Professor to Lead Underwater Research Effort  
February 17, 2010
Urbashi Mitra will study the use of networked, autonomous robots in dynamic environments.
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C.C. Jay Kuo Appointed Fulbright-Nokia Wireless Communications Chair  
February 16, 2010
The Hsieh Department professor will teach and conduct research in Finland from March-June, 2011.
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Andreas Molisch Wins IEEE Best Paper Award  
February 02, 2010
The Ming Hsieh Department wireless communications expert won a Globecom 2009 Award only 11 months after arriving at the Viterbi School
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X PRIZE Lab@USC Starts Up  
February 01, 2010
The X PRIZE Foundation's Eileen Bartholomew challenges Viterbi and Marshall School students to create a high-stakes solar energy competition
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USC Study on Detecting Emotions in Spoken Dialogs Wins Best Paper Prize  
February 01, 2010
Chul Min Lee (EE04) and faculty advisor Professor Shrikanth Narayanan share IEEE Signal Processing Society Research Honor
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John Brooks Slaughter Joins the Viterbi Faculty  
January 25, 2010
The distinguished engineer-educator also has an appointment in the Rossier School.
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Gathering to Explore Science as a Language of Diplomacy  
January 22, 2010
Dean Yannis C. Yortsos will join diplomats and policy experts to discuss the role of scientists in international relations
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John Cohoon, Public Relations Professional, 1943-2010  
January 11, 2010
After 34 years of service to ISSM and the Viterbi School, the veteran writer passed away January 9.
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Three from Viterbi School Named IEEE Distinguished Lecturers  
January 08, 2010
Aristides Requicha, Shrikanth Narayanan, and Antonio Ortega will present talks to specialist colleagues under the auspices of the prestigious engineering organization
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