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2012 News Archive

2012 News Stories


Sol Golomb Named Among Nation’s Top Scientists, Innovators  
December 22, 2012
President Obama to confer National Medal of Science, the highest honor bestowed by U.S. government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors
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Demo Day's Bevy of New Gaming Treats  
December 19, 2012
USC gaming students unveil an impressive batch of games at USC Games' biannual Demo Day, now in its eighth year
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Better Wine: Fruity, Nicely Aged with a Hint of Pulsed Power  
December 16, 2012
A Viterbi Startup Seeks to Energize the Wine Industry with Electrical Pulses
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Famed Signal and Image Processing Institute (SIPI) celebrates 40 creative years  
December 12, 2012
Event marks 40th anniversary with distinguished speakers and friends
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December 12, 2012
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Reducing Maritime Emissions - with Transient Plasma Ignition  
December 11, 2012
Kenneth Koo, chairman of the Tai Chong Cheang (TCC) Group, partners with USC Viterbi School of Engineering to form the TCC Institute for Emissions Reduction from Marine Diesel Engines (TIER-MDE), a multi-year corporate research partnership to reduce emissions from the shipping industry.
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A Plan for the Future  
December 07, 2012
The third annual Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition (MEPC) promises to be the best ever - and most lucrative
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Professors Lidar, Madni, and Molisch are elected to the rank of AAAS Fellow  
December 07, 2012
Daniel Lidar, Azad Madni, and Andreas Molisch have been designated AAAS Fellows for their distinguished contributions to engineering.
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Communication Sciences Institute (CSI) Celebrates 30th Birthday  
December 04, 2012
At CSI's 30th anniversary celebration, keynote speaker Andrew Viterbi regales audience with an historical tour of the digital era
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On the Spectrum  
November 14, 2012
Interactive tools capturing behavior data show promise in understanding autism
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If You Build It, They Will Come  
November 14, 2012
Retrospective of An Inextricable Bond and the Legacy of Hughes Aircraft
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Healing Wounds, Visible and Invisible  
November 12, 2012
From prosthetics to PTSD, Viterbi researchers advance the future of veterans’ care
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Electrical Engineering Professor Krishna Nayak speaks about the Body Engineering Los Angeles GK-12 Program he Directs  
November 01, 2012
Program director Krishna Nayak speaks about the Body Engineering Los Angeles GK-12 Program, which partners graduate students in science and engineering disciplines with K-12 teachers to improve science education and the skills of graduate students.
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AME Students Earn First Place in AIAA Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition  
October 31, 2012
A team of Viterbi AME students, joined by students from UCLA and Cal State LA, won First Place at the AIAA 2011-2012 Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition with the proposal for "Ghost", a new stealth bomber
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USC Researchers Working to Make Shipping Industry Greener  
October 24, 2012
Viterbi School of Engineering Researchers are collaborating with Hong Kong’s Tai Chong Cheang (TCC) Group to reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by marine diesel engines
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Ming Hsieh EE Student and Faculty Win Best Paper Award  
October 19, 2012
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Michael Neely Receives a 2012 Research Grant Award from the Okawa Foundation  
October 18, 2012
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Yogesh Simmhan Joins Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering Faculty  
October 18, 2012
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Petros Ioannou Receives IEEE Intelligent Transportation Society Outstanding Research Award  
October 17, 2012
Honored for Research in Advanced Vehicle Control Systems and Integration with Traffic
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USC Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory (SAIL) Win Interspeech 2012 Speaker Trait Challenge Award  
October 17, 2012
This is the third such award for the USC SAIL team
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Alumnus elected 2014 President of the IEEE  
October 15, 2012
Jose Roberto B. de Marca is the 2013 President Elect of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
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October 12, 2012
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USC Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering Alumnus Elected 2014 President of the IEEE  
October 09, 2012
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USC Viterbi Student Wins Astronaut Scholarship  
September 25, 2012
The Astronaut Scholarship is the largest STEM merit award given in the United States
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Justin Haldar Joins Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering Faculty  
September 20, 2012
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Best Paper Award To Ming Hsieh EE Graduate Student Srinivas Yerramalli  
September 17, 2012
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In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Irving S. Reed, 88  
September 11, 2012
One of the outstanding engineers of the past century, Reed made fundamental contributions to digital computers, communications, and radar.
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Sanjit Mitra Receives 2013 IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award   
September 07, 2012
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Solomon W. Golomb Selected as Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS)  
September 06, 2012
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Viterbi School Summer Program for Indian Undergrads Wraps Up Successful Second Year  
August 14, 2012
Raghu Raghavendra looked on as the latest crop of interns from top universities in India showed off research they did under top faculty mentors
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Daniel Lidar Talks Quantum Computing with  
August 13, 2012
The electrical engineering professor discusses the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center on Australia's RadioNational
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USC Has Its 40th Olympian – a Ph.D. student in Engineering  
July 30, 2012
The long list of Trojans competing in 2012 London Games goes up to 40.
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Less Regret: New 'Multi-Armed Bandit' Algorithm Gauges Unknown Odds More Quickly and Efficiently  
July 24, 2012
Ming Hsieh Ph.D. student Yi Gai is co-author of a paper finding a new solution to old and tricky statistical problem, a method with possible applications in real world applications
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Andrea Armani, Brian Gerkey Selected to Participate in NAE's 2012 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium  
July 23, 2012
USC Viterbi Professor Armani and Alumnus Gerkey '03 will be among 78 of "the nation's brightest young engineers" taking part in the 18th annual symposium this September.
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 The Puzzler  
July 19, 2012
A two-time "Jeopardy" champ with a master's in literature has morphed into a soon-to-be Ph.D. designer of serious video games. His passion? Adding complex, innovative puzzles to games.
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Viterbi Contribution Catalyzed New Film on a Scientist in Love  
July 18, 2012
Writer-Director Valerie Weiss Ph.D., Biophysics was a participant in Martin Gundersen's Catalyst Project aimed at bringing science and scientists into entertainment as subjects and participants
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Father and Son Are Model Mentors  
July 12, 2012
Helping undergraduates learn is a key Viterbi School focus — and Larry and Mark Redekopp are leading the way
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Watch Highlights from the 2012 MHI Electrical Engineering Festival  
July 10, 2012
The Ming Hsieh Institute has created a video chronicle of the second annual Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Research Festival
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Robert M. Gagliardi, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, 77  
July 06, 2012
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Solar System Recycles Carbon Dioxide into Fuel by a New Route  
July 05, 2012
Hsieh Department faculty member Stephen Cronin's catalytic systems match frequencies of incoming light energy to electrical plasmon impulses on metal to create potential tools for energy sustainability
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Professor Ellis Meng Recognized as One of MD+DI’s 40 Under 40  
July 04, 2012
Ellis Meng, Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, is chosen as one of MD+DI’s 40 Medtech Innovators Under 40 for her entrepreneurship, leadership and research to advance medical micro-devices.
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Chris Kyriakakis Profiled on NPR's  
June 27, 2012
NPR talks to the electrical engineering professor and Audyssey CTO about how he's transforming the way people experience recorded sound.
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Ming Hsieh EE Faculty Member Chris Kyriakakis Interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered  
June 22, 2012
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Two Honors for Ming Hsieh EE Faculty Member Sol Golomb  
June 21, 2012
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Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering Advisory Board Member Henrique (Rico) Malvar Elected as Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)  
June 21, 2012
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Alan Willner Receives the USC Associates Awards for Creativity in Research  
June 21, 2012
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Preston Marshall Talks Spectrum Sharing with The New York Times  
June 01, 2012
As experts call for better use of the radio spectrum for wireless communications, the Information Sciences Institute research professor lends his thoughts.
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A Truly Grand Old Man Marks 50 Years at the Viterbi School  
May 29, 2012
And University Professor Solomon W. Golomb celebrated his 80th birthday May 30
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Electrical Engineering Alumnus receives Alumni Merit Award  
May 29, 2012
William Wang, CEO of VIZIO, honored with Alumni Merit Award
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Electrical Engineering Spring Festival Showcases Student Research  
May 22, 2012
Ming Hsieh and Dean Yannis C. Yortsos present awards for EE excellence
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'The World is Yours,'  Grad Commencement Speaker Says. 'Go Get It!'  
May 12, 2012
A rousing speech by alumnus Feng Deng galvanized graduate degree recipients gathered in Galen Hall
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Professor C.-C. Jay Kuo and His Cohort of 111 Ph.D. Alumni  
May 10, 2012
USC Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science C.-C. Jay Kuo has graduated 111 Ph.D. students since his Media Communications Lab’s inception in 1989.
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USC Viterbi research on transient plasma ignites interest at the China Maritime trade show in Hong Kong  
May 04, 2012
The TCC Institute for Emissions Reduction in Marine Diesel Engines presents a new approach to marine diesel engine emissions.
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Forbes Covers New Diagnostic Innovation  
April 19, 2012
Forbes Magazine discusses ClariTrac, a medical device that improves efficiency of biopsies for radiologists, developed by a team of USC Viterbi graduate students.
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Professor Alan Willner Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship  
April 16, 2012
Alan Willner receives a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for 2012-2013.
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PC Mag Reports on Quantum Computer Inside of a Diamond  
April 09, 2012
Daniel Lidar and a team of researchers from around the world built the tiny computer and published their results in Nature.
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ONR’s 2012 Young Investigator Program Awards Three Viterbi Faculty  
April 02, 2012
The Office of Naval Research awards three faculty members with the Young Investigator Program award.
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Shrikanth Narayanan Talks Speech Translation With Technology Review  
March 26, 2012
The professor and behavioral informatics pioneer discusses Microsoft's new software, as well as his own research on speech translation systems.
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Claude Shannon's 64-Year Information Legacy Celebrated by 2012 Viterbi Lecturer  
March 16, 2012
Princeton's Sergio Verdú reunites with USC student daughter, Viterbi School professor protegée, and many distinguished colleagues
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Urbashi Mitra Presents “TeleHealth” Research at NAE National Meeting  
March 09, 2012
The electrical engineering professor spoke as part of the NAE's Gilbreth Lectures, which recognize outstanding young engineers.
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USC Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center Featured in Wired Profile of D-Wave  
February 23, 2012
Wired talks to Daniel Lidar and others about D-Wave's work in quantum computing, including the machine now at USC's Information Sciences Institute.
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NSF GK-12 'Body Engineering Los Angeles' Program Kicks Off at Viterbi School  
February 14, 2012
Krishna Nayak will work with three graduate fellows developing new Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) resources in and for local schools
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February 02, 2012
Mahta Moghaddam, Wei Wu and Ben Reichardt bring new capabilities and expertise in diverse fields.
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New Discipline Aims to  
February 02, 2012
Suppose individuals simultaneously spoke "body language," and visualized “spoken language" and physiological cues.
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USC Hosts the Second International Conference on Quantum Error Correction (QEC11)  
February 01, 2012
Many advances in protecting fragile quantum computers against noise and disturbances were reported.
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Power Hungry: Smart Grid Optimization in the U.S.  
February 01, 2012
New technologies focus on sustainability of electricity services and demand management.
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Daniel Lidar Talks Quantum Computing with KPFK  
January 31, 2012
Lidar, Scientific Director of the USC Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center, provides what the hosts of KPFK's "Digital Culture" deem "the best explanation of quantum computing ever."
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Solomon W. Golomb Receives William Procter Prize  
January 26, 2012
The distinguished university professor and communications theory specialist adds Sigma Xi's highest honor to his list of accomplishments.
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Alan Willner Elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science  
January 19, 2012
Willner is a Fellow of five organizations, the highest ranking of any professional society
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Dude, Where’s My Parking Space?  
January 18, 2012
A mobile laboratory: USC Viterbi’s new Audi smart car sparks ideas on intelligent parking, outwitting traffic and personalizing the driving experience.
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Alan Willner elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)  
January 13, 2012
The Fellow title honors those whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished
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KPCC Visits the Signal Analysis Interpretation Lab  
January 10, 2012
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