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ABC News: Men Take Longer Than Women to Respond to E-Mail

August 25, 2015 Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV covered research by Farshad Kooti and Kristina Lerman along with colleagues, finding that men take longer than women to respond to emails Read More >

MIT Technology Review: The Social-Network Illusion That Tricks Your Mind

August 15, 2015 Kristina Lerman and colleagues find that social networks can make certain ideas or behavior seem common when they are in fact, rare Read More >

A Race to Identify Twitter Bots

June 15, 2015 Aram Galstyan and his team create a method for uncovering social media bots. Read More >

TakePart: Tech's New Tool in the Hunt for Human Traffickers Who Hide in Plain Sight

June 14, 2015 Pedro Alejandro Szekely and Craig Knoblock were featured for the Internet search tool they created to combat human trafficking Read More >

WIRED: USC Viterbi's Szekely and Knoblock develop an internet search tool to combat human trafficking

May 20, 2015 Domain-specific Insight Graphs, or DIG, organize publicly available information on the Internet into maps, timelines and tablesfor law enforcement to track missing people. Read More >

Washington Post: Startups Look to Quantum Computing for the Future

May 5, 2015 Daniel Lidar comments on the potential of quantum computing and notes that one of two commercially available quantum computers in the world is owned by Lockheed and USC Read More >

CBS LA: The Danger of Keyless Locks

April 29, 2015 Clifford Neuman discusses the dangers of smart locks Read More >

Seeing Synapses

March 2, 2015 A multidisciplinary team of USC engineers and scientists are collaborating to image synapses in living zebrafish to gain a better understanding of the brain. Read More > USC Viterbi's ISI Plans Photonics Institute Proposal

February 6, 2015 USC ISI to submit a bid to establish a federal photonics institute in Los Angeles Read More >

USC-Led Photonics Institute Proposal One of Three National Finalists

February 6, 2015 Proposal for a federally-funded photonics institute a strong partnership between USC, UC campuses, national universities and the industry Read More >

A Future Where Machines Are Knowledgeable Partners

January 28, 2015 At the Information Sciences Institute, Daniel Marcu and collaborators research artificial intelligence and natural language processing Read More >

IEEE Spectrum: Stopping Hardware Trojans

January 23, 2015 Michael Bajura's ISI team researches how to image chips to detect malicious circuits Read More >

PCMag: SuperBots in Space

January 22, 2015 Wei-Min Shen discusses his research on reconfigurable robots and future uses in space Read More >

ACL Names Two Fellows from Information Sciences Institute

January 20, 2015 Kevin Knight and Daniel Marcu named 2014 ACL Fellows -- just the second time two individuals from the same academic institution have been awarded the distinction Read More >

Armed with Science: Managing Microchips

January 14, 2015 USC Viterbi's ISI helps the DoD by implementing tech that repairs damaged microchips Read More >

KPCC: Sony Pulls "The Interview" in Wake of Threats

December 19, 2014 USC ISI's Michael Orosz comments on the Sony hack Read More >

What's Next in Cybersecurity?

December 18, 2014 USC Viterbi researchers demonstrate the future of security at DHS event Read More >

Mashable: Reddit on the Rise

December 5, 2014 Kristina Lerman discusses Reddit's community and fan base Read More >

Technology Review: Twitter Users are More Likely to Follow Those with Same Name

December 5, 2014 Ph.D student Farshad Kooti finds that Tweeters with same name flock together Read More >

KPCC: Sony Hack Not for Financial Gain

December 2, 2014 Clifford Neuman comments on the hack of Sony Pictures' internal network Read More >

ACM Sigmod: Why Your Friends (Seemingly) Have More to be Thankful For

December 1, 2014 Kristina Lerman discusses the math behind social media-fueled perceptions of friends Read More >

LA Times: Mayor Garcetti's High-Tech Plans Face Obstacles

December 1, 2014 Clifford Neuman comments on Mayor Garcetti's plans to bring more startups to LA Read More >

Campus Technology: Educating Students with DETERLab

November 11, 2014 DETERLab provides students hands-on cybersecurity experience Read More >

NPR: Second Spectrum Introduces DataFX and Clippertron

November 7, 2014 Rajiv Maheswaran and Yu-Han Chang create tech that lets fans make the calls Read More >

USC Team Receives Major NIH Funding to Map Neurons

November 6, 2014 Researchers from across campus collaborate to visualize and study brains as they form memories Read More >

LA Times: Second Spectrum Lets NBA Fans Make the Calls

November 5, 2014 New tech created by USC Viterbi researchers allows fan interaction Read More >

You Call the Shots for the LA Clippers

November 4, 2014 USC Viterbi Information Sciences Institute computer scientists pull fans into NBA games Read More >

NEWS ROUND-UP: When the Internet "Sleeps"

November 3, 2014 USC ISI's John Heidemann tracks the Internet's global "sleep" cycle Read More >

Wired: When & Where the Internet "Sleeps"

October 24, 2014 John Heidemann researches global patterns of Internet "sleep" Read More >

Shhh! The Internet Is Sleeping

October 22, 2014 USC ISI's John Heidemann maps the Internet's 'sleep' patterns across the globe Read More >

Neuroscientists Claim Rare Pair of Grants in Brain Research

October 15, 2014 $23 million in awards creates two Centers of Excellence and establishes USC as a hub for understanding the brain through data mining Read More >

Fast Company: Utilizing Artificial Intelligence in Research

October 14, 2014 Yolanda Gil discusses the role of artificial intelligence in advancing research Read More >

As cybersecurity attacks evolve, more of the world's defenders trust in USC

October 6, 2014 The DETER Project, now in its 10th year, serves more than 4,400 researchers and students around the world Read More >

Your Friends are Cooler than You

October 1, 2014 Kristina Lerman explores the friendship paradox via social media data Read More >

Celebrity Photo Hack Raises Security Concerns

September 15, 2014 Clifford Neuman discusses online data privacy and security following the recent celebrity photo hack Read More >

Organizing Chaos

September 12, 2014 A $10-million grant from NIH funds a much-needed craniofacial research database Read More >

Washington Post: Not Safe in the Cloud?

September 3, 2014 Clifford Neuman comments on the recent iCloud hack of celebrity photos Read More >

Fox LA: Anonymous Hacker Leaks Celebrity Photos

September 2, 2014 Clifford Neuman comments on computer security to prevent hacking Read More >

Pacific Standard: Quantum Theory Explaining Obesity

August 25, 2014 Greg Ver Steeg and Aram Galstyan's quantum theory research may explain obesity patterns Read More >

Marketplace Tech: Online Shopping 20 Years Later

August 14, 2014 The USC Information Sciences Institute's research on trends in e-commerce Read More >

Wall Street Journal: D-Wave Receives More Funding

July 17, 2014 Lockheed Martin at USC is mentioned as one of only two D-Wave machines outside of D-Wave premises. Read More >

Reuters: 3D Technology Pushes Boundaries in Films

July 9, 2014 Paul Debevec comments on the influence of 3-D technology in the movie industry. Read More >

KPCC: DWP Launches Smart Grid LA Project

July 2, 2014 Michael Orosz comments on how USC ISI is helping LADWP and residents save energy Read More >

Good Content Doesn't Always Float to the Top

June 25, 2014 Kristina Lerman explains why lackluster content might get more recommendations than good on social media Read More >

Smithsonian Magazine: First 3D Portrait of a Sitting President

June 19, 2014 Pres. Obama's face 3D-scanned on USC "light stage" for National Portrait Gallery bust Read More >

Science 2.0: Content Isn't Necessarily King

June 18, 2014 Kristina Lerman analyzes content recommendation in social media Read More >

Content Kingmaker -– Quality or Webpage Position?

June 13, 2014 Webpage position reigns in peer recommendation of online content on sites like Reddit Read More >

USC ISI Participates in White House's SmartAmerica Challenge

June 11, 2014 USC Viterbi's Information Sciences Institute focuses on building a better power grid Read More >

Washington Post: Quantum Computing Research Continues

June 3, 2014 USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computation Center continues research on D-Wave chip Read More >

BBC News: Entanglement Effect Found in Quantum Chip

June 2, 2014 Federico Spedalieri and D-Wave researchers find entanglement effects in processor Read More >

WIRED: Thinking Like a Quantum Machine

June 2, 2014 Daniel Lidar tests potentially quantum chip at ISI's USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computation Center Read More >

CSO: Cyber-Protection for Nation's Power Grid

June 2, 2014 USC Viterbi's Information Sciences Institute test cyber-defense to protect power grid Read More >

The Future of the Internet

April 7, 2014 Joseph Touch comments on what the Internet might look like in 2025 Read More >

io9: Solving Stephen Hawking's Black Hole Paradox

April 7, 2014 Greg Ver Steeg's research shows that information is copied, not destroyed, by black holes Read More >

Basketball by the Numbers

March 26, 2014 USC ISI's Rajiv Maheswaran, Yu-Han Chang and Jeff Su from Second Spectrum bring data analytics to to NBA basketball Read More >

Everyday Cyber Hygiene

March 25, 2014 What steps you can take to keep your cyber life secure Read More >

The Washington Post: The Potential of Quantum Computing

March 19, 2014 Daniel Lidar discusses quantum versus traditional computers Read More >

Washington Post: Survey Collects 2500 Internet Predictions

March 11, 2014 Joe Touch comments about the future of the Internet Read More >

Fighting Modern Slavery

March 10, 2014 Technologies under development by USC computer scientists could help in the fight against underage sex trafficking in the United States. Read More >

Time Magazine: Quantum Quest to Speed Up Processing

March 3, 2014 Research at USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computation Center spurs advancements Read More >

Nerd Scholar: USC Viterbi's Cyber Security Program Focuses on Real World Scenarios

February 21, 2014 Winnie Callahan comments on MCBS's research agenda and coursework Read More >

Scientific Computing: Overcoming Quantum Annealing Error

February 18, 2014 Daniel Lidar and team seek solution to decoherence in quantum processors Read More >

The New York Times: Private Basquiat Collection On Display

February 10, 2014 ISI Director Emeritus Herb Schorr and wife show their Basquiat artwork to the public Read More >

Creating the Art Museum of the Future

February 5, 2014 The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) has partnered with Craig Knoblock and Pedro Szekely to create applications and educational tools that help engage the younger generation and bolster interest in the arts Read More >