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Computer Science Students Unleash Power of Social Web Data

More than 100 students presented their final project posters as part of a new data science course taught by ISI’s Emilio Ferrara and Fred Morstatter.Read More

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Breaking the Cycle of Victimization

A team of researchers at USC Viterbi’s Information Sciences Institute (ISI) created software called DIG that helps investigators quickly scour the internet to identify possible sex traffickers and begin the process of capturing, charging and convicting them.

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Can taking breaks enhance test-taking performance?

Might power naps enhance performance? Perhaps. Short breaks sure do. That is the finding of research by Kristina Lerman, principal scientist at the USC Information Sciences Institute and research associate professor in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science.

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Computer Science Students Unleash Power of Social Web Data

While brainstorming final projects for CS599: Data Science for Social Systems, a new data science course that debuted at USC this semester, Madhu Venkatesh and her four teammates landed on a timely idea. How do social movements such as #MeToo affect public perception of some of the world’s biggest companies—and could these perceptions indirectly impact stock prices?

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USC Computing Forum's Inaugural Symposium a Resounding Success

May 21, 2018

On May 17, the USC Computing Forum hosted its inaugural symposium on the theme of "AI in Life" at the Marriott Hotel in Marina del Rey, California.

An energetic crowd of more than 100 guests – including researchers, scientists, venture capitalists, startup founders and business leaders – enjoyed a day full of lively and thought-provoking discussions about the profound impact of AI on our lives and its potential to radically shape the future.

In his opening remarks, USC Computing Forum founder Prem Natarajan, ISI’s Michael Keston executive director, introduced the forum as a community for like-minded individuals to get together, network and exchange ideas in LA’s tech epicenter of Silicon Beach.

Keynote speakers and panelists at the inaugural symposium included internationally known academics, business executives, entrepreneurs and global thought leaders on artificial intelligence and machine learning, who explored four timely topics.

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Feature Story

USC Computing Forum's Inaugural Symposium a Resounding Success

May 21, 2018

On May 17, the USC Computing Forum hosted its inaugural symposium on the theme of "AI in Life" at the Marriott Hotel in Marina del Rey, California.

An energetic crowd of more than 100 guests – including researchers, scientists, venture capitalists, startup founders and business leaders – enjoyed a day full of lively and thought-provoking discussions about the profound impact of AI on our lives and its potential to radically shape the future.

In his opening remarks, USC Computing Forum founder Prem Natarajan, ISI’s Michael Keston executive director, introduced the forum as a community for like-minded individuals to get together, network and exchange ideas in LA’s tech epicenter of Silicon Beach.

Keynote speakers and panelists at the inaugural symposium included internationally known academics, business executives, entrepreneurs and global thought leaders on artificial intelligence and machine learning, who explored four timely topics.

Read More