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The Huffington Post: The More You Comment Online, The Dumber Your Comments Become

May 18, 2016 Research by Emilio Ferrara and Kristina Lerman on how online comments degrade over time was featured. Read More >

Pacific Standard: Why Doesn't More Stuff Go Viral?

May 18, 2016 Kristina Lerman was quoted about content that goes viral on social networks. Read More >

A New Generation Of Engineer Leaders Rises To Grand Challenges

May 13, 2016 Graduates at the 88th annual engineering commencement ceremony embody the spirit of innovation and global engagement Read More >

"Pride And Passion"

May 13, 2016 Speakers at USC Viterbi's master commencement ceremonies encouraged graduates to be persistent, aim high and change the world. Read More >

Happiness is Contagious

May 4, 2016 Researcher Emilio Ferrara aims to measure the presence of emotional contagion in social media Read More >

Spring 2016 USC Viterbi Magazine

April 28, 2016 Check out the latest issue of our digital magazine! Read More >

Fast Company: What Is An Appropriate Response Time To Email?

April 27, 2016 Research by Kristina Lerman about email response times was mentioned. Read More >

The Wall Street Journal: For Generation Z, Email Has Become a Rite of Passage

April 19, 2016 Research by Kristina Lerman about e-mail response was included Read More >

CNBC: Chatbots Rise, and the Future may be 'Re-written'

April 19, 2016 Yolanda Gil was quoted indicating that she did not think chatbots would take jobs from humans Read More >

ISI Student Helps Boost Health in Zambia via AI

April 19, 2016 Farshad Kooti was quoted about a text messaging service by UNICEF to answer health-related questions. Read More >

Internet Pioneer Robert Braden Retires From ISI

April 13, 2016 On March 29, more than 60 colleagues and friends gathered in and outside the Information Sciences Institute's Marina del Rey headquarters to celebrate Robert Braden's 30-year tenure. A true Internet pioneer, Braden was involved with the now-ubiquitous network from its earliest ARPAnet days. Read More >

Smithsonian Magazine: Twitter May Be Faster Than FEMA Models for Tracking Disaster Damage

March 28, 2016 Kristina Lerman was quoted about using Twitter to track disaster damage. Read More >

Los Angeles Times: Apple Opposes Order to Help FBI Unlock Phone Belonging to San Bernardino shooter

March 10, 2016 Clifford Neuman was quoted about Apple's encryption protocols. Read More >

A Tree Grows in Space

February 29, 2016 ISI's David Barnhart and Extreme Agriculture in Outer Space Read More >

How ISI's Pegasus Helped Scientists Make The Discovery of a Century

February 12, 2016 ISI Computer Scientists Had Behind-the-Scenes Role in LIGO Gravitational Wave Detection Read More >

Benzel Featured in TechRepublic

February 10, 2016 Terry Benzel's work on Cybersecurity Experimentation of the Future (CEF) was featured on TechRepublic, a news and information-sharing site aimed at IT decision makers, on January 28. Read More >

Prem Natarajan Named Inaugural Keston Executive Director

February 2, 2016 Visionary and inspiring gift to the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI) Read More >

NPR: Machines, Lost In Translation - The Dream Of Universal Understanding

January 13, 2016 NPR quoted Kevin Knight about efforts by computer scientists to develop universal translators. Read More >

MIT Technology Review: Best of 2015 - The Social-Network Illusion That Tricks Your Mind

January 13, 2016 MIT Technology Review featured research by Kristina Lerman and colleagues on how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it's actually rare within a network. Read More >

Wired: For Google, Quantum Computing Is Like Learning to Fly

January 13, 2016 Wired quoted Daniel Lidar about the development of quantum computing Read More >