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USC researchers, led by Ph.D. student Alexander Spangher, are developing an AI source-recommendation engine to assist journalists.

The tool analyzes text, suggests relevant sources, and streamlines the sourcing process for reporters. Learn more here:
USC ISI - December 7
Twitch, a dynamic online space, poses content moderation challenges due to its real-time nature.
ISI Research Assistant Dong-Ho Lee and Principal Scientist Jay Pujara have developed a method boosting live platform moderation models by 35%.

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USC ISI - December 6
Director of #AI Division at ISI, Adam Russell, is on a journey to help build a better world with AI through the podcast, AI/nsiders.

@katyfelkner, a PhD student in computer science, joins us to discuss her work in neural machine translation. Listen now:
USC ISI - December 5
Cybersecurity, born officially in 1983, faces rising threats.

ISI and @Northeastern are developing SPHERE, an $18 million National Science Foundation-funded testbed for innovative research in defensive systems.

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USC ISI - December 4
Learn about Mozhdeh Gheini, a Ph.D. student and Research Assistant at ISI!

@MGheini talks about why she became a researcher, why she enjoys working at ISI, and her life outside of work.

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Part of the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering, ISI is a pioneer in research and development across an exceptionally wide range of advanced information processing, computer, and communications technologies.

Our broad expertise spans artificial intelligence, computational systems and technology, emerging technologies, informatics systems research, and networking and cybersecurity. Bridging multiple technology disciplines through both academic and industry expertise, ISI continues to shape the technologies of tomorrow.

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ISI Centers are internationally renowned for pioneering research in a multitude of areas and disciplines, with collaborations with Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, and numerous other organizations. From quantum computing to global space applications, ISI Centers push forward the boundaries of innovation.

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In 1981, a request from DARPA led to USC establishing The MOSIS Service at ISI — a silicon prototyping and low volume production service for custom and semicustom integrated circuits.

Over the past 40 years, The MOSIS Service has collaborated with over 50 US government laboratories and agencies, 800 domestic and foreign colleges and Universities, and more than 100 commercial companies, and continues to support the advancement of microelectronics.

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To build upon its successes and global reach, ISI actively recruits exceptional talent. We are dedicated to investing in tomorrow’s leaders, providing numerous internship, job, and program opportunities for students, as well as unique opportunities for exceptional researchers in information sciences and related fields.

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In 1985, ISI debuted packet video, led by Stephen Casner and Danny Cohen, and transmitted via a satellite on the building's roof, leading to video becoming a wildly popular fixture of the contemporary Internet.


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