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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 >

NOVA: Protecting Against a 'Cyber Pearl Harbor'

November 18, 2013 Terry Benzel and ISI's DeterLab develop security to thwart hackers Read More >

LA Times: NBA Teams Using On-Court Metrics to Score More

November 4, 2013 Rajiv Maheswaran and Yu-Han Chang analyze data to improve performance Read More >

A Better Search for Cures

October 14, 2013 In the past, genetics researchers had to find hundreds of people for every study they started. Now, the USC Information Sciences Institute has reduced that search to a few keystrokes. Read More >

Bankrate Reports on the Benefits and Risks of Bitcoin Investment

October 7, 2013 ISI's Jelena Mirkovic explains what bitcoins are and how they work Read More >

Sure, You Liked Mad Men, But Did it Change Your Life?

October 3, 2013 USC Viterbi and Annenberg schools measure media impact. Read More >

USC ISI Advances to Next Round for Federal Manufacturing Initiative Proposal

September 23, 2013 USC Viterbi's ISI leads CA effort in Pres. Obama's NNMI Initiative Read More >

Enterprising Engineers

August 27, 2013 The USC Viterbi Startup Garage, a business venture for engineering-led new student businesses, aims to create the next Facebook in Los Angeles. Read More >

Bank Info Security Reports on the New USC Viterbi Master's Degree in Cyber Security

August 16, 2013 USC ISI's Winnie Callahan discusses the growing field of cyber security Read More >

Moving ISI to New Levels of Excellence

July 1, 2013 Former Raytheon Executive Prem Natarajan Takes the Helm of ISI Read More >

USC Viterbi Joins Northrop Grumman Cybersecurity Research Consortium

May 20, 2013 Northrop Grumman and USC Viterbi join forces to combat cyber security threats Read More >

USC Viterbi Offers New Master's Program in Cyber Security

May 20, 2013 This fall, USC Viterbi students can pursue a Master's degree in Cyber Security Read More >

Gen. Petraeus Appointment to USC Includes Affiliation with USC Viterbi and ISI

May 2, 2013 Retired Gen. David Petraeus is named Judge Widney Professor at USC, an appointment affiliated with USC Viterbi and other USC schools Read More >

On Twitter, More Friends Means Less (Effective) Information

May 1, 2013 Researchers find that, the more friends a user follows on Twitter, the less information they see and absorb Read More >

USC Receives $3.25 Million for New Media Impact Study

May 1, 2013 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation finance a study for the Norman Lear Center and USC Viterbi to measure the actual impact of media Read More >

USC Viterbi Leads the Way at the DARPA "Perfect Program"

April 26, 2013 The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded USC more contracts than any other university in the nation. Read More >

A Loss of Words

April 15, 2013 USC Viterbi's David Chiang hopes to preserve dying languages for their cultural and scientific value. Read More >

USC Viterbi Alumnus Nominated for 2013 European Inventor of the Year Award

April 12, 2013 Philipp Koehn (PhD '03) is nominated for his work in machine translation Read More >

Second Spectrum: MEPC 2013 Winner

April 3, 2013 Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition (MEPC) Announces Winners Read More >

The Engineer, The Economist and Six Billion Medicare Records

April 1, 2013 A mountain of data: analyzing every Medicare record since 1965, Professors Kesselman and Goldman may provide new insights on health care. Read More >

Viterbi Startup Garage Launched to Stimulate Tech Marketplace in Los Angeles

March 26, 2013 USC Viterbi, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and United Talent Agency launch an LA-based technology accelerator Read More >

Terry Benzel Testifies Before Congress About Cybersecurity Research

March 8, 2013 Cybersecurity expert Terry Benzel addressed members of Congress about cyber security research and development. Read More >

Hackers, Beware

February 13, 2013 NBC's Pete Williams reports USC Viterbi is one of a handful of schools in the nation developing cyber security curriculum and degrees. Read More >

President Obama Awards the National Medal of Science to a USC Viterbi School Legend

February 1, 2013 Communications pioneer and mathematical genius Solomon Golomb receives the nation's top honor for scientists Read More >

Viterbi School Leads DOE-Funded Effort to Make Supercomputing More User-Friendly

January 25, 2013 Robert Lucas of the Information Sciences Institute will direct the $15M SUPER initiative, which will include 10 other elite universities and laboratories Read More >

ASEE Prism Asks, "To Stay, or Not to Stay?"

January 23, 2013 Dean Yannis C. Yortsos Lends Expert Observations on U.S.'s "Reverse Brain Drain" Conundrum Read More >

Coast to Coast: Hurricane Sandy's Destruction Reverberates at USC ISI

January 8, 2013 In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and doubled Internet outages, USC ISI's John Heidemann leads his team on improving coverage techniques Read More >

Spring 2013: Happy New Year

January 7, 2013 Happy New Year Message to the Viterbi family of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends! Read More >

ABC 7: Snapchat Raises Privacy Concerns

January 5, 2013 Terry Benzel addresses safety concerns with Snapchat app Read More >