News - 2010

Viterbi Nanosatellite Blasts Off From Cape Canaveral on Space X Launch

December 13, 2010 All systems were go — and went perfectly — December 8 at Cape Canaveral, with the newly developed Falcon 9 heavy lift vehicle sending into earth orbit a packet of nanosatellites, including a unit that the Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute (ISI) and its Department of Astronautical Engineering's Space Engineering Research Center (SERC) jointly played a key role in developing. Read More >

Viterbi Nanosatellite Blasts Off From Cape Canaveral on SpaceX Launch

December 13, 2010 The CAERUS ("opportunity") communications unit created by ISI and the Department of Astronautics' Space Engineering Research Center went into orbit December 8 Read More >

ISI's 'Shortipedia' Wins Prize at 2010 Semantic Web Challenge

November 23, 2010 The new wiki is designed to assist computers in understanding human ideas Read More >

Kristina Lerman Team to Study of Social Networking Threats

November 23, 2010 Information Sciences Institute specialist receives Air Force Office of Science Research funding Read More >

ISI's Shortipedia Wins Prize at 2010 Semantic Web Challenge

November 21, 2010 The Knowledge Technologies Group at the USC Information Sciences Institute has created a system that configures facts contributed by human users through a wiki site into a form that the digital Semantic Web system can understand and reason about. Read More >

Kristina Lerman Leads ISI Group Probing Social Networking Threats

November 19, 2010 The Air Force Office of Science Research working through a UCLA-headquartered Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative is funding a $1.4 million study of "Inferring Structure and Forecasting Dynamics of Evolving Networks." Read More >

Viterbi Grad School Hosts Prospective Student day

November 15, 2010 "Preview Day" brought 200 hopefuls to campus to meet faculty, alumni and current MS & PhD candidates Read More >

ISI Network and Intelligent Systems Researchers Show Off Their Stuff

October 28, 2010 Andrew Goodney's 'Dr. Droid' stroke rehab project won one of the 10 prizes at the Information Sciences Institute annual student symposium Read More >

ISI Grad Students Show Off Their Stuff

October 26, 2010 An Information Sciences Institute tradition entered its fifth year on October 22, when young researchers spent the day presenting their work to colleagues and teachers. Read More >

Yortsos to Serve Second Five-Year Term as Viterbi School Dean

October 25, 2010 Yannis C. Yortsos accepts offer of a second term as dean and re-focuses his vision for the Viterbi School Read More >

Ming Hsieh Donates $50M to Establish an Institute for Research on Engineering-Medicine for Cancer

October 20, 2010 Gift Brings Ming Hsieh's total donations to USC to $85 Million Read More >

USC Viterbi School Hosts Highly Successful "Grand Challenges Summit"

October 12, 2010 A major event brought NAE President Charles Vest and innovators, engineers, policy makers, and executives to Bovard Hall to explore engineering's promise to empower society Read More >

Massiah Foundation, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Announce $1 Million Endowment of Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize at Grand Challenges Summit

October 7, 2010 The donor, Fariborz Maseeh, hopes the competition will help engineers expand skill sets and become entrepreneurs Read More >

The Grand Challenge of Innovation

October 7, 2010 Dean Yannis Yortsos pens an oped article on the NAE Grand Challenges, the X-Prize and innovation. Read More >

Yannis C. Yortsos Offers a "Big Picture of Science and Technology"

September 23, 2010 The Dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering addressed the San Marino Rotary Club September 16. Read More >

Viterbi School Cohosts Second National Summit on Engineering Grand Challenges October 6-8

September 23, 2010 Meeting to focus on global issues related to sustainability, vulnerability, health, and the "joy of living" Read More >

Back to School Means Back to ISI for Computer Security Students

September 21, 2010 Nearly 400 students at 10 universities and colleges use the Information Sciences Institute's DETER testbed as a training ground Read More >

Back to School Means Back to ISI for Computer Security Students All Over the Nation

September 20, 2010 Where can students learn to defend computer systems against the smartest, meanest, most malignant viruses, Trojan horses and malware known - without exposing their own computer systems and the Internet to this nasty code? Read More >

Information Sciences Institute Wins $2.1 Million DOE Award

August 11, 2010 Gordon Roesler is saving energy one building at a time Read More >

Digg This: ISI Computer Scientist Forecasts Social Network Behavior

August 11, 2010 A few superusers determine the fate of newly posted stories on Digg Read More >

Information Sciences Institute Wins $2.1M DOE Award

August 11, 2010 ISI's Gordon Roesler has received a one-year, $2.1-million award from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a new information backbone and energy management strategy at the building level. Read More >

Digg This: ISI Researcher Forecasts Social Network Behavior

August 5, 2010 Computer Scientist Kristina Lerman of the Information Sciences Institute recently took a look at Digg, and found that watching the behavior of a relatively few superusers foretold the fate of newly posted stories. Read More >

DARPA Program Manager Joins ISI to Build Nano-Electronics Effort

July 2, 2010 ISI Executive Director Herbert Schorr has announced that Dr. Michael (Mike) Fritze, currently a Program Manager at DARPA's MTO office, will be joining ISI's technical staff in mid-July, 2010. Read More >

ISI Translation Expert Turns Computer Tools on Ancient Texts

June 30, 2010 Next month, Kevin Knight will present a system that deciphered Ugaritic inscriptions in just hours Read More >

SAIC Donates $500,000 to Viterbi School

June 28, 2010 Science Applications International Corporation gift will support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering Math) educational programs Read More >

Information Sciences Institute Cyberdefense Specialist Honored by IEEE Peers

June 24, 2010 Terry Benzel received a Computer Security Award for Continuing Service from the IEEE Technical Committee on Security and Privacy Read More >

ISI Expert Explains How Cognitive Radio Adds Intelligence to Wireless Technology

June 16, 2010 "It is the only new idea in RF communications," said Preston Marshall of the Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute Read More >

Andrew Viterbi to Receive IEEE Medal of Honor in Montreal

June 16, 2010 The namesake of the Viterbi School leads the list of USC honorees at the June 26 ceremonies Read More >

Security Group Honors ISI Cyberdefense Expert

June 15, 2010 Terry Benzel received an Award for Continuing Service from the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Security and Privacy Read More >

IEEE Computer Security Group Honors ISI Cyberdefense Expert

June 11, 2010 The IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy celebrated its 30th anniversary in May - and Terry Benzel received a Computer Security Award for Continuing Service. Read More >

ISI Hosts Human Language Technologies Conference

June 8, 2010 The 11th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics was held June 1-6, 2010 in downtown Los Angeles, with extensive facilitation by the USC Information Sciences Institute. Read More >

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III Speaks on Cyberwarfare

May 29, 2010 A high-level D.C. delegation, also including DARPA Director Regina Dugan, visited Southern California under the auspices of ISI Read More >

'Ethical Hackers' a critical need to bolster cyberdefenses, DoD Deputy Secretary tells ISI-hosted gathering

May 26, 2010 A top-level delegation from the Department of Defense visited Southern California recently and discussed a new domain of defense operations - cyberspace - and its novel and unique challenges. Read More >

Fight (and Celebrate) On! 2010 Commencements Fill Campus with Smiles

May 17, 2010 Viterbi School valedictorian Natasha Naik holds one of more than 2,000 new USC engineering degrees Read More >

Viterbi School #11 in the World in ARWU Engineering Rankings

May 5, 2010 ... and the Academic Ranking of World Universities rates the USC computer science program #9 Read More >

The Plaques, Please!

April 28, 2010 Viterbi School faculty and staff gather to celebrate achievements and honor achievers Read More >

ISI Plays Key Role in 2010 Human Language Technologies Conference in L.A.

April 22, 2010 The Association for Computational Linguistics event will take place June 1-6, facilitated by numerous ISI personnel Read More >

Robotics Open House Draws Kids, Experts and Reporters

April 15, 2010 Fourth floor of Tutor Hall a place of wonder for visitors of all ages Read More >

ISI Startup Powers High Performance Design for Small Cap Manufacturers

April 9, 2010 A successful DARPA-funded Information Sciences Institute collaboration with a high technology parts manufacturer has taken a giant step upward from R&D to real world applications. Read More >

ISI Startup Powers High Performance Design for Small Cap Manufacturers

April 8, 2010 Information Sciences Institute Project Leader Brian Schott is a co-founder, with ISI's Robert Graybill, of NIMBIS Services, now collaborating with IBM. Read More >

John Hopcroft Delivers 4th Annual George Bekey Lecture

April 7, 2010 The distinguished Cornell University researcher says computer science is undergoing fundamental change Read More >

USC and Tsinghua University Engineering Faculty Gather

March 30, 2010 Viterbi alumnus and donor Feng Deng sponsors the fourth in a series of faculty forums, this one at USC Read More >

Internet pioneers gather in Marina del Rey to honor ISI

March 27, 2010 "Internet royalty from across the country was there to celebrate," the L.A. Times reports, under the proud eyes of ISI director Herb Schorr Read More >

ISI Recognized for Key Role in Internet Development

March 19, 2010 More than 50 computer pioneers and leaders key to the Internet's ongoing development over the past 40 years gathered Friday, March 19 to recognize the contribution of the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute in the hosting the Request for Comments (RFC) series. Read More >

Preston Marshall to Head New ISI Wireless Networking Division

March 8, 2010 The new division will also will assist in ISI-wide development efforts, in areas like manufacturing, microelectronics, and other ISI strengths that can be leveraged to create strong programs in wireless technology Read More >

Two-Module Tool Removes Water from Natural Gas Wells

February 22, 2010 A "Concurrent Water Collection" process developed by a longtime ISI researcher may help prolong well life, and increase production Read More >

Aeneas Cubesat Mission Blasts Off at ISI

February 11, 2010 The University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute, in conjunction with the USC Space Engineering Research Center (SERC), today announced development of a dedicated USC satellite mission, Aeneas. Read More >

Viterbi School's Aeneas Satellite Program Blasting Off

February 5, 2010 USC Astronautics students are building the vehicle on campus and at the Information Sciences Institute Read More >

Almost Half of Injured Haitians are Children, ISI/Childrens Hospital Study Finds

January 31, 2010 A statistical study indicates that the victims of the January 12 quake include an extraordinarily high number of children - 44 percent of the estimated total. Read More >

Gathering to Explore Science as a Language of Diplomacy

January 22, 2010 Dean Yannis C. Yortsos will join diplomats and policy experts to discuss the role of scientists in international relations Read More >

John Cohoon, Public Relations Professional, 1943-2010

January 11, 2010 After 34 years of service to ISSM and the Viterbi School, the veteran writer passed away January 9. Read More >