News - 2011

ISI Grad Students Show Off Their Stuff

December 9, 2011 An Information Sciences Institute tradition entered its sixth year in 2011, when young researchers spent the day presenting their work to colleagues and teachers. Read More >

Experts Come to ISI to Ponder Problems of Exascale Computing

August 1, 2011 Robert Lucas hosted specialists from all over the world who came to the Marina del Rey California campus of the USC Information Sciences Institute to discuss the challenges of "Exascale" computing. Read More >

NSA and DHS Recognize USC/ISI for Academic Excellence in Data Protection Research and Education

July 29, 2011 The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated the University of Southern California a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R). Read More >

Good Chip, Bad Chip, Evil Chip: ISI Experts Developing Tests to Tell Which is Which

May 27, 2011 Jeff Draper and Matt French have received a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to aid in the creation of reliable methods to detect potential failures, inadvertent and deliberate, in integrated circuits (ICs). Read More >

ISI Researchers Will Plot Possibilities for New DARPA Orbiters

May 17, 2011 The USC Information Sciences Institute has been selected to develop the design software for the F6 satellite Read More >

IARPA Director Visits ISI and Receives AI Update

May 15, 2011 Dr. Lisa Porter, Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), and several program directors visited ISI on May 11, 2011, as part of a tour of the West Coast. Read More >

John O'Brien to Work with ISI on Strategic Issues

April 20, 2011 ISI Executive Director Herb Schorr has announced that Viterbi School Senior Associate Dean John O'Brien will be working closely with — and frequently at — the USC Information Sciences Institute. Read More >

USC President Delivers ISI Thank You Folder to California Lawmakers

March 29, 2011 A USC delegation led by President C.L. Max Nikias and Provost Elizabeth Garrett recently called on two California legislators to thank them for their support of space research involving ISI students. Read More >

ISI Experts Work on IBM Watson Jeopardy! Project

February 18, 2011 Faculty members from the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering's Information Sciences Institute were among scientists from eight universities who collaborated with IBM to advance the Question Answering (QA) technology behind the IBM Watson computing system. Read More >

Internet Addresses: An Uneven Shortage but an Inevitable One

February 4, 2011 As Internet authorities announced that they have handed over all of the available addresses, a USC research group based at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Information Sciences Institute and headed by John Heidemann released its latest Internet census results. Read More >

Out of Africa, into Grammatical English

January 21, 2011 Most world languages don't have the abundant resources of texts in electronic form that computer scientists have used to create the now widely-used machine translation systems that turn (for example) English into Chinese. Now, Kevin Knight of ISI, who helped pioneer these earlier systems, is working as part of a multi-university team in a five-year effort to find less statistical, more semantic points of attack on 'low-density' languages, starting with some spoken in Africa. Read More >

DHS to Underwrite 5-Year, $16 Million Advance of ISI's Cyber Security Testbed

January 13, 2011 Since 2003, the DETER project, supported by the Department of Homeland Security, the National Science Foundation, and other government agencies has thrust the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Information Sciences Institute (ISI) into national leadership in research and design on cyber security testbeds. The US Department of Homeland Security has now signed a 5- year $16 million contract with USC to expand and improve ISI's DETERlab testbed. This new project is called DETECT. Read More >