News - 2002

ISI's LAAP and PAIX Agree to Interconnect LA Switch Fabrics

December 4, 2002 The Los Angeles Access Point (LAAP), operated by the University of Southern Californiaís Information Sciences Institute, and, Inc. (PAIX), a carrier-neutral Internet exchange and subsidiary of Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc. (MFN), have announced. Read More >

Robot Space Cowboys

December 4, 2002 A unique University of Southern California design for self- organizing robots controlled by "hormonal" software is moving toward space. Read More >

Keith Uncapher Remembered at USC

November 14, 2002 Led by USC President Steven B. Sample, a glittering group of friends, family and colleagues assembled on the USC University Park campus November 13 to pay tribute to ISI's founder. Read More >

ISI Establishes Center For Computer Systems Security

November 8, 2002 A new center dedicated to research and development in all areas of computer security is now in place at USC's Information Sciences Institute. Read More >

Power Backup Installation Team Members Win Service Award

November 6, 2002 Ray Mason, Dale Wong, Ed Jones, and Jim Koda's work installing the Southern California Edison (SCE) Preferred Emergency Circuit has earned them an ISI Meritorious Service Award. Read More >

Five Win Merit for Event Tech Support

November 6, 2002 Ray Mason, Dale Wong, Chris Smiley, Sheila Coyazo, and Ken Johnson have received the ISI Meritorious Service Award for their support of the School of Engineering Dean's Retreat, the 30th Anniversary event, and the Ron Brachman DARPA visit. Read More >

Grid Lock: USC Supercomputer is Testbed for New Authentication Middleware

November 4, 2002 USC's Linux Cluster Supercomputer is the testbed for a new Grid security feature, tested as part of a multimillion-dollar National Science Foundation-funded, USC-led effort to put Grid Technology resource-sharing tools into the hands of working scientists. Read More >

Carl Kesselman wins British Computer Society Lovelace Medal

October 18, 2002 The British Computer Society will present the 2002 Lovelace Medal to Carl Kesselman, professor of computer science at the USC School of Engineering and director of the USC Information Sciences Institute's Center for Grid Technologies, in London in May. Read More >

ISI Founder Keith Uncapher Dead at 80

October 11, 2002 Computer scientist Keith Uncapher, 80, whose pioneering research and development on computer networking helped lay the foundations for the Internet, died Oct. 10 in Los Angeles from a heart attack. Read More >

Node News Is Good News at HPCC: Linux Supercomputer Expands

October 3, 2002 The ISI-codirected Center for High Performance Computing and Communications has announced plans to build up its cluster computer to make it one of the top five in the nation, and named a new chair for its faculty advisory council. Meanwhile, an internationally renowned team of cluster computing experts have joined USC. Read More >

ISI Co-Developed Grid Software Wins R—-D 100 Special Honor

September 26, 2002 R&D Magazine's Magazine 40-year old tradition of honoring each year's hundred best contributions to technology this year embraces the Globus Toolkit Grid Middleware co-developed by the University of Southern California and Argonne National Laboratory. Read More >

Listening Large: E-Textiles For Battlefield Sound Detection Begin Field Tests This Year

September 5, 2002 For decades, electronics have been getting smaller and smaller. Now, engineers are turning to one of mankind's oldest arts — weaving — for a cost-effective way of making certain devices bigger and bigger. Read More >

Best Paper Prize for Postel Center Grad Fellow

August 9, 2002 Postel Center for Experimental Networking Graduate Fellow Venkata Pingali brought home the prize for best student paper from the 16th Annual ACM International Conference on Supercomputing, held June 22-26, 2002 in New York City. Read More >

ANTs Make Marine Air Operations a Picnic

August 6, 2002 A highly decorated Marine Air Group has just begun streamlining planning and reducing operational risk with a new software system developed by the University of Southern California and Vanderbilt University. Read More >

DIVA Chip Breaks Through Memory Wall

July 29, 2002 USC/ISI Device Will Be Evaluated for Use in HP Platform with DARPA funding. Applications Seen in Multimedia, Complex Scientific Modeling and Database Access. Read More >

ISI Gets GRIP on Gigabit/Sec Net Security

May 4, 2002 A new system developed by ISI East researchers has broken through a critical security bottleneck limiting the usefulness of new, high bandwidth networks. Read More >

Computing Seismic Hazards Topic of March 15 HPCC Talk

March 4, 2002 Creating computer models of the Southern Californias seismic environment accurate enough to guide planners and builders is the topic of the Friday, March 15 entry in the monthly HPCC seminar series. Read More >

First-Ever Agents School Attracts Overflow Attendance

January 11, 2002 The USC School of Engineering solidified its status as a leader in a key emerging area of computer science, Intelligent Agents, by hosting a special week-long "Agents School" Jan. 6-11. Read More >