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ISI Researchers Fight Biometric Spoofing

February 1, 2019

A bad guy cases the supposedly secure Southern California headquarters of a major aerospace corporation with close governmental ties. He notes that everyone from the janitor to the CEO gains entrance after a facial recognition scan confirms their identities.

https://viterbischool.usc.edu/news/2019/02/stop-the-spoofing/

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COMPUTER SCIENCE STUDENTS UNLEASH POWER OF SOCIAL WEB DATA CS599: Data Science for Social Systems

December 18, 2018

 

 

As part of a new USC data science course taught by ISI's Emilio Ferrara and Fred Morstatter, more than 100 master’s and PhD students unveiled their final research project posters to professors and industry members on Nov. 30  https://www.isi.edu/news/story/357

 

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Out-of-the-box Universal Romanization Tool uroman

July 15, 2018

ISI paper by Ulf Hermjakob, Jon May, and Kevin Knight received Best Demo Award at ACL in Melbourne, Australia. The group also won Best Demo awards at ACL the previous year!

http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/P18-4003.pdf

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Recurrent Neural Networks as Weighted Language Recognizers

June 1, 2018

ISI paper by Jon May, Kevin Knight and interns receives Outstanding Paper Award at NAACL conference in New Orleans

http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/N18-1205.pdf

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New ISI project receives $13 million award to model and predict impact of human activities on water and food

February 3, 2018

Forecasting how natural processes and human activities affect one another can help address major societal and environmental challenges. In many areas of the globe, climate affects water resources and therefore food availability, with significant economic and social implications. 

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ISI TEAM'S AI RESEARCH COULD SPEED LANGUAGE TRANSLATION — AND SAVE LIVES

August 22, 2017

Picture the scene. After years of drought, flash flooding pummels Ethiopia's Oromia and Tigray regions, spreading cholera and exacerbating food shortages. Civil unrest follows and protests swell, killing hundreds and injuring thousands.

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Bloomberg: Big Data Shows Big Promise in Medicine

August 13, 2017

ISI's Greg Ver Steeg was highlighted for his algorithm CorEx which was used to help a friend and computational biologist Shirley Pepke find treatment options for her cancer diagnosis.

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-07-28/big-data-shows-big-promise-in-medicine

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ISI COMPUTER SCIENTIST WINS BEST PAPER AWARD FOR ENTITY RESOLUTION BREAKTHROUGH

August 7, 2017

ISI computer scientist Mayank Kejriwal has been awarded best paper at the 2017 Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA) Distinguished Dissertation Awards.

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