News - 2012

USC Tech Experts to Guide Smithsonian Museum to Next Generation of the Internet

December 6, 2012 USC Information Sciences Institute's collaboration to provide more detailed, more easily accessible information about museum's online collection than has previously been possible. Read More >

Kevin Knight's Coding Chronicles Covered in Wired's December Issue

November 20, 2012 An international team of specialists in machine translation, spearheaded by Knight, cracked the Copiale Cipher—after 250 years shrouded in mystery. Read More >

Danny Cohen Inducted into Internet Hall of Fame

November 15, 2012 Computer Science Pioneer and Former ISI Researcher Celebrated for Work on USC/ISI ATOMIC, Prototype for Myrinet Read More >

Dean's Quantum Message

November 7, 2012 Dean Yannis C. Yortsos discusses the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center housed at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Information Sciences Institute. Read More >

Space Engineering Research Center Launches Nanosatellite

September 20, 2012 The size of a loaf of bread, Aeneas is the first nanosatellite able to track an object on the Earth's surface Read More >

Daniel Lidar Talks Quantum Computing with "The Science Show"

August 13, 2012 The electrical engineering professor discusses the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center on Australia's RadioNational Read More >

ISI's Pedagogical Games Project Celebrates First Year Implementation at High School

August 2, 2012 Jihie Kim and Erin Shaw are continuing to use interest in videogames as leverage in teaching math and collaborative skills to at-risk secondary students. Read More >

The Puzzler

July 19, 2012 A two-time "Jeopardy" champ with a master's in literature has morphed into a soon-to-be Ph.D. designer of serious video games. His passion? Adding complex, innovative puzzles to games. Read More >

USC Viterbi Students Take Top Honors at 2012 AI Mashup Challenge

July 16, 2012 USC students won prizes for mashup apps CareerGalaxy, Hugos and WhatsGoingOn, all created in a recent computer science course Read More >

ISI Researchers Organize Geoscience Cooperation as Part of NSF Cyberinfrastructure Initiative

July 11, 2012 The Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute (ISI) is playing a leading role in an effort to make earth science and geological research more effective, collaborative, and efficient. Read More >

Shang-Hua Teng Returns to Research After Productive Term as CS Department Chair

July 3, 2012 The prizewinning algorithm theorist looks forward to concentrating on computer science Read More >

Air Force Office of Scientific Research Recognizes Young Faculty From USC Viterbi

June 20, 2012 The Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program recognizes Morteza Dehghani and Greg Ver Steeg Read More >

KPCC Covers Basketball Analytics Research at USC Information Sciences Institute

June 15, 2012 Rajiv Maheswaran and Yu-Han Chang talk "Moneyball" for basketball with Larry Mantle on "AirTalk." Read More >

"Moneyball" 2.0 and the NBA

June 13, 2012 USC Viterbi scientists to crunch the largest amount of basketball data ever gathered Read More >

Preston Marshall Talks Spectrum Sharing with The New York Times

June 1, 2012 As experts call for better use of the radio spectrum for wireless communications, the Information Sciences Institute research professor lends his thoughts. Read More >

ISI's DeterLab Turns Students Into Valuable Job Candidates

May 10, 2012 Research Professor Young Cho uses the cybersecurity testbed in his classes, providing students hands-on experience valuable to future employers Read More >

USC Viterbi's Information Sciences Institute Turns 40

April 27, 2012 "ISI has been an outstanding creative force in all aspects of digital science throughout the four decades since its founding," said USC Viterbi Dean Yannis C. Yortsos. Read More >

PBS NewsHour visits the DETERlab

April 25, 2012 The news program reports on the project's scientific approach to cybersecurity and hopes of preventing large-scale cyber attacks. Read More >

Viterbi-led Initiative in Game Theory and Human Behavior Crosses Multiple Disciplinary Lines

April 19, 2012 Computer Scientist Milind Tambe brought together more than 50 USC faculty to use fusions of mathematics, engineering and social science to solve complex and pressing problems. The group's first symposium took place Friday, April 20. Read More >

Clifford Neuman Discusses Credit Card Security with ABC7

April 6, 2012 The director of USC's Center for Computer Systems Security talks about the recent Visa/MasterCard security breach and how cardholders can protect themselves. Read More >

Yahoo! Sports Covers Basketball Analytics Work of USC Researchers

March 12, 2012 Researchers from USC's Information Sciences Institute take the grand prize at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference for their paper, "Deconstructing the Rebound with Optical Tracking Data." Read More >

USC Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center Featured in Wired Profile of D-Wave

February 23, 2012 Wired talks to Daniel Lidar and others about D-Wave's work in quantum computing, including the machine now at USC's Information Sciences Institute. Read More >

Daniel Lidar Talks Quantum Computing with KPFK

January 31, 2012 Lidar, Scientific Director of the USC Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center, provides what the hosts of KPFK's "Digital Culture" deem "the best explanation of quantum computing ever." Read More >

USC Viterbi's ISI Executive Director Herbert Schorr Announces Plans to Step Down

January 24, 2012 The longtime Information Sciences Institute leader will continue to serve while a search committee finds a successor, and plans to maintain his association with the Viterbi School Read More >