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2011 News Archive

2011 News Stories


First-ever Research on Maritime Engine Emission Reductions Shows Promise  
December 12, 2011
TCC Chairman Kenneth Koo: "USC seems to be offering the best hope for both the industry and the environment.”
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Viterbi Undergraduates Capture Solar Power for USC Electric Cars  
December 09, 2011
Here Came the Sun: Alice C. Parker and Gordon Roesler's Alternative Energy class puts on a brilliantly lit and highly successful demo
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Solomon Golomb to Receive the 2011 Sigma Xi William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement  
December 07, 2011
The award recognizes Golomb’s contributions to scientific research and ability to communicate the significance of this research to scientists in other disciplines.
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So you want a job at Google — can you answer this question?  
December 05, 2011
Viterbi team earns ticket to Warsaw to compete with world’s best student computer programmers
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Alex Dimakis Wins 2010 IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Data Storage Best Paper Award  
December 02, 2011
His work on network coding for distributed "cloud" data storage systems significantly improves their reliability and efficiency
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USAID Chooses Viterbi School for Indonesia Geothermal Education Effort  
December 01, 2011
USC Center for Geothermal Studies Director Fred Aminzadeh will work with the Institut Teknologi Bandung to train specialists
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Ming Hsieh Institute Hosts Reception for Bay Area Electrical Engineering Alumni  
November 29, 2011
Alums gathered to network, share fond memories and learn about current research and work taking place at USC Viterbi.
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Viterbi Researchers Find a Safer Way to Detect Heart Problems in Kidney Patients  
November 28, 2011
Recent Hsieh Department Ph.D. Zungho Zun is lead author of a paper on using Arterial Spin Labeling (ASR) to image cardiac muscle blood flow
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Shri Narayanan Receives the 2011 Alumni Professional Achievement Award from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science  
November 22, 2011
The award acknowledges superior achievements of UCLA engineering alumni in their chosen fields of endeavor, including academia or industry
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Ming Hsieh Institute Announces 2011-2012 Ph.D. Scholars  
November 17, 2011
Chosen through a faculty-led selection process, the five scholars will receive mentorship and funding.
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'Distracters' and 'Supporters' Keep Viterbi Video Analyzer on Target  
November 11, 2011
The IRIS Context Tracker system keeps loose track of multiple similar areas in a changing image to reliably find the right motorcycle, pedestrian or baby
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John Slaughter Receives the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) Distinguished Leadership Award  
November 10, 2011
The award recognizes his outstanding career as technical and academic leader, and his service in advancing diversity in higher education
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Antonio Ortega Wins Best Paper Award at 2011 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing  
November 03, 2011
The winning paper “Video Encoder Based on Lifting Transforms on Graphs" was selected from 900 papers presented at the conference.
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Libya's New Prime Minister: A Viterbi Engineer  
November 02, 2011
CNN.com reports — after 42 years of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, electrical engineer Abdurrahim El-Keib (MS EE '76) will navigate Libya's future.
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Operational Quantum Computing Center Established at USC  
October 29, 2011
USC; Lockheed Martin, Inc.; and D-Wave Systems, Inc.; have teamed up to establish the first operational quantum computer at an academic institution at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Information Sciences Institute.
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In Memoriam, Arthur D. Friedman (1940-2011)  
October 28, 2011
Arthur D. Friedman, former professor of Electrical Engineering at USC, passes away at the age of 71.
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October 26, 2011
Doctoral student Brandon Franzke is the co-author, with Professor Bart Kosko, of a paper that shows how noise energy can power certain important processes.
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The Computer Says He Sounds Drunk  
October 26, 2011
Viterbi professor Shri Narayanan's team receives an international award for a program that analyzes speech to detect alcohol consumption by speakers
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Andreas Molisch to Receive the 2012 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award  
October 21, 2011
This award recognizes Molisch’s “contributions to the theory and application of multiple-antenna systems in wireless communications.”
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October 18, 2011
The Economic Times interviews Gérard Medioni at length for a story about "How Image Processing Will Move the World"
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A New Discipline, Behavioral Informatics, Takes Shape at the USC Viterbi School  
October 17, 2011
Shrikanth Narayanan is intensively developing new ways to use information technology to understand non-verbal action in children with ASD, couples and other subjects
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IIT Bombay Sends High Level Delegation to the Viterbi School  
October 14, 2011
Expansion of the iPodia network to the subcontinent is on the agenda, as well as recruitment of USC engineering alumni as faculty
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Remembering a Master Theorist   
October 13, 2011
John "Jack" Marburger (1941-2011) was a gifted theoretical physicist who had a major impact on USC engineering, recalls the USC Viterbi School's Martin Gundersen
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CEN Reviews Two Years of Energy Nanoscience at USC and Prepares for Three More  
October 12, 2011
Center for Energy Nanoscience director and USC Viterbi Professor Dan Dapkus welcomed researchers from 18 teams researching new ways to turn light into energy and energy into light
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USC Viterbi in Partnership to Build a Better, More Accessible Internet  
October 11, 2011
"We're using optics to enable higher capacity communications ... to get gigabits to every access point," said Alan Willner in a USC News report on the Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN).
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L.A. Business Journal Spotlights Viterbi Culture of Innovation  
October 03, 2011
A special supplement on "Inventing the Future" features the School's "Guide Vest" for the visually impaired, explained in detail by co-inventor Gérard Medioni
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First Interview Subject on New Global M2M Network Is Preston Marshall  
September 28, 2011
The Viterbi School expert on machine-to-machine communication discusses how academic research penetrates — often slowly — industrial and commercial applications
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September 22, 2011
Viterbi School faculty and staff filled Town and Gown to hear their dean share a stirring list of accomplishments and set a lofty goal
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Mel Breuer Receives IEEE Computer Society Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC) 2011 Lifetime Contribution Medal  
September 22, 2011
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Viterbi Stars Shine in Communications, Nanotech, Sensor Nets, Security and More  
September 15, 2011
Yannis Yortsos, Guiseppe Caire (EE), Michael Gruntman (ASTE), Qiang Huang(ISE), Bhaskar Krishnamachari (EE/CS), Aristides Requicha (CS/EE) and Milind Tambe (CS) honored
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How the Viterbi School's Chris Kyriakakis Creates Ultra High Fidelty Sound Reproduction  
September 05, 2011
An extensive feature in The New York Times focuses on the "psychoacoustics" work of the Ming Hsieh Department professor, who is also the founder and chief technical officer of Audyssey Laboratories.
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Bhaskar Krishnamachari Receives a 2011 Research Grant Award from the Okawa Foundation  
August 30, 2011
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Bhaskar Krishnamachari Selected to Join 2011 TR35 List of the World's Top Young Innovators  
August 30, 2011
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Bhaskar Krishnamachari and Jernej Barbič selected members of the TR35 Class of 2011  
August 26, 2011
Algorithms for next gen wireless networks and improvements in real-time computer simulations put two Viterbi researchers into the latest Technology Review list of top under-35 innovators
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USC EE Ph.D. Student Jason Sanders Wins 2011 IEEE Nuclear Plasma Sciences Society Student Paper Award  
July 22, 2011
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Viterbi Faculty Kuo, Madni, Tambe, Waterman and Willner Draw More Honors  
July 21, 2011
Jay Kuo to head IEEE-TIFS; Azad Madni joins ranks of INCOSE Pioneers; Milind Tambe earns more kudos for multi-agent security programs; Michael Waterman receives an honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University; and Alan Willner reels in another IPS award.
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Tsen-Chung Cheng, Authority on Power Grids, 66  
July 19, 2011
The Lloyd F. Hunt Professor in the Ming Hsieh Department joined USC Engineering in 1974 and received the School's Faculty Service Award in 1981
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Good Chip, Bad Chip, Evil Chip: Viterbi Experts Developing Tests to Tell Which is Which  
July 15, 2011
ISI's Jeff Draper will be part of a large-scale DARPA effort to create tests to detect potential failures, inadvertent and deliberate, in integrated circuits
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First Annual Electrical Engineering Retreat  
July 13, 2011
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Transforming Drug Delivery  
July 10, 2011
Ellis Meng, a biomedical and electrical engineering professor at USC Viterbi, stands at the bold crossroads of medical research as she seeks to find new ways to deliver and monitor drugs for patients through nanotechnology and wireless communication.
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USC EE Ph.D. Graduate Dongrui Wu to Receive the 2012 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award  
July 07, 2011
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Giuseppe Caire Wins IEEE Joint Paper Award in Communications and Information Theory  
July 05, 2011
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Jay Kuo Named Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security  
July 03, 2011
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Alan Willner to Receive IEEE Photonics Society 2011 Engineering Achievement Award  
July 03, 2011
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Kai Hwang Receives the 2011 International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) Founder's Award  
June 21, 2011
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Andy Molisch Receives the James Evans Avant Garde Award of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society  
June 17, 2011
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Andrew Viterbi Honored by Three Distinct Societies  
June 09, 2011
Latest accolades for Andrew Viterbi from three distinctly different societies reflect his breadth of talent, achievement and service to humankind.
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Summer Brings Elite Interns from All Over the World to the Viterbi School  
June 07, 2011
Senior Associate Dean Raghu Raghavendra: “The program exposes the labs, research and faculty of the Viterbi School to exceptional students"
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Two Viterbi Faculty Win MURI Awards  
May 19, 2011
Milind Tambe and Daniel Lidar have received highly competitive and sought-after five-year grants for interdisciplinary fundamental research
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Three Faculty Honored for Excellence in Leadership, Research and Innovation  
May 18, 2011
Howard honors Slaughter, HKN acknowledges Krishnamachari’s early career excellence and promise, and Tambe-TEAMCORE-CREATE group gains further momentum.
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Bhaskar Krishnamachari to Receive the 2010 Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Young Electrical and Computer Engineer Award  
May 16, 2011
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Viterbi School Commencement 2011  
May 13, 2011
A magical day as degree candidates turn into engineers and brand new alumni.
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KIUEL-Sponsored Senior Capstone Design Competition Fills Archimedes Plaza with Student Ingenuity  
May 05, 2011
Student ingenuity fostered by the Klein Institute for Undergraduate Engineering Life is on display on the Engineering Quad
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Andy Molisch Elected to the Austrian Academy of Sciences  
May 05, 2011
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May 04, 2011
Mann Institute Director Jonathan Lasch worked with the X PRIZE Foundation's Gianelle Veis developing the course.
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Viterbi Engineering Researchers Awarded $1.4 Million DOE Grant  
May 02, 2011
Patric Muggli and his team will travel to the Facility for Advanced Accelerators and Test Beams (FACET) in Palo Alto to study the new generation of particle accelerators
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Viterbi School Annual Awards Salute Staff and Faculty Excellence in Service and Research  
April 30, 2011
Dragana Davidovic was first to be called to the podium, followed by Annie Yu, Andrea Armani, Ellis Meng, Hai Wang, Joe Qin, Angus McColl and Peter Beerel
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USC Engineers Use Nanotechnology to Mimic Brain Synapse  
April 27, 2011
Alice Parker and Chongwu Zhou use the single atom-thick carbon nanotubes to create a circuit that mimics the function of the synapse, the inputs to neurons.
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The Viterbi School Lauded as the School with the Best Mentoring Culture at the USC Mellon Awards  
April 25, 2011
The Viterbi School of Engineering was in the spotlight at the Mellon Mentoring Awards Ceremony, as five deans received the event’s top honor, and three professors won individual recognition
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Murali Annavaram Appointed as the Robert G. and Mary G. Lane Early Career Chair  
April 20, 2011
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Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering Ph.D. Student Yi Gai Wins the USC Center for Applied Mathematics (CAMS) Prize  
April 20, 2011
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High School Students Go Head to Head in Math and Science Contests at USC MESA Day  
April 19, 2011
Hundreds of teenagers from greater Los Angeles came to USC for competitions aimed at applying academic learning to hands-on projects
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Inaugural Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition Ends with a Spectacular Finale  
April 18, 2011
The Abtum team, who hope to market a tunable cellphone transceiver chip, receives $50,000 prize from the hands of benefactor Fariborz Maseeh
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Alex Dimakis Receives an NSF Career Award  
April 13, 2011
This award is given to faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.
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Andy Molisch Wins the IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award  
April 13, 2011
This honor is awarded for the most outstanding survey, review, or tutorial paper published in the IEEE Transactions, Journals, Magazines, or in the Proceedings of the IEEE of the preceding year.
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33rd Viterbi Awards Banquet Honors Three Extraordinary Trojans  
April 08, 2011
Engineering+ x 3: Orna Berry, Ronald Tutor and Chengyu Fu celebrated for combination of entrepreneurship with engineering excellence
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USC Student Awadi Rathugamage Wins Ming Hsieh Institute Logo Contest  
April 05, 2011
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Dean Yannis C. Yortsos Elected to Engineering Deans Council Executive Board  
March 30, 2011
His two-year term will begin June 29, 2011, at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference
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John Slaughter Receives an Honorary Degree from Howard University  
March 22, 2011
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Clarence R. Crowell, Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering, 1928-2011.  
March 10, 2011
He had a 32-year career at USC and passed away peacefully on February 14, 2011
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Elwyn Berlekamp Delivers Viterbi Keynote Lecture,  
March 04, 2011
The distinguished UC Berkeley professor emeritus presents a talk full of reminiscences and puzzle-solving to the keynote namesake and other coding celebrities
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Viterbi Faculty Win Professional Recognition  
March 04, 2011
Peers honor Melvin Breuer, Leana Golubchik, Norbert Grzywacz, and Terence Langdon
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March 03, 2011
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Viterbi E-Week Proves to be a Rousing Success  
March 02, 2011
Undergrads celebrate Engineers Week with fun and games, the Viterbi Ball and outreach to middle school students.
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Asad Madni Elected as Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)  
February 24, 2011
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Mel Breuer Receives the John J. Guarrera Engineering Educator of the Year Award  
February 24, 2011
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USC Stevens Institute for Innovation Funds Viterbi Inventions  
February 23, 2011
The Ideas Empowered program will support Maja Matarić's motion-tracking system for stroke victim rehabilitation, Ellis Meng's drug micropumps, and five other research efforts
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Eight Viterbi Faculty Members Receive Professional Awards  
February 14, 2011
Peers have recently honored Mel Breuer, Maged Dessouky, Solomon Golomb, Yan Jin, C.C. Jay Kuo, Daniel Lidar, Patric Muggli, and Theodore Tsotsis
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Humayun, Requicha elected to National Academy of Engineering  
February 08, 2011
The revolutionary retinal-device co-creator and the nanorobot pioneer will be inducted NAE members, the highest professional distinction that can be accorded an engineer
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Mel Breuer To Receive 2011 European Design and Automation Association (EDAA) Lifetime Achievement Award  
February 01, 2011
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Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Faculty Member Jay Kuo Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)  
January 28, 2011
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Maja Matarić Receives Presidential Mentoring Award from President Obama  
January 28, 2011
The Viterbi School professor of computer science and senior associate dean for research accepted her honor at a White House ceremony January 27
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Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Contest Kickoff Event A Success!  
January 27, 2011
Fariborz Maseeh is on hand as 15 highly competitive teams are selected to vie for the $50,000 prize
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C.C. Jay Kuo Named AAAS Fellow  
January 27, 2011
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering professor honored for accomplishments in multimedia technologies and applications
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Daniel Lidar Elected Vice Chair of the American Physical Society (APS) Group on Quantum Information (GQI)  
January 25, 2011
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USC Hosts DOE Center for Energy Nanoscience (CEN) 2011 Annual Meeting  
January 21, 2011
A national meeting on USC Campus highlights first year achievements and research agenda at the newly named Center for Energy Nanoscience (CEN)
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January 18, 2011
"Everyone should know what proof feels like..." begins the EE professor's response to the query posed to 163 renowned thinkers
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