Artificial Intelligence


Yolanda Gil gives the keynote at the Semantic Wiki Conference

December 10, 2013

Yolanda Gil was invited to give the keynote presentation at the Fall 2013 Semantic MediaWiki Conference. Her talk discussed the opportunities for using Semantic Wikis to help scientists collaborate.

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ISD Sweeps 2013 GSS Awards

November 20, 2013

On Novemeber 11th, USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI) held another successful Graduate Student Symposium (GSS). Begun in 2006 in ISI’s Intelligent Systems Division as a forum for graduate students to present their work to peers and receive early feedback, the GSS gradually expanded beyond artificial intelligence to include all other divisions. This year research was presented also by students in Computer Networks, Security, and Computational Systems. This year’s program also featured invited talks from academia and industry, giving students a perspective on post-graduation career options.


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Yu-Han Chang and Rajiv Maheswaran featured in a Los Angeles Times story

October 29, 2013

"NBA's newest go-to guys, distilling the oceans of analytical data that will be available league-wide for the first time this season through motion-tracking cameras placed in every arena.",0,1413009,full.story

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Daniel Marcu gave an invited talk at META Forum 2013 in Germany last month

October 8, 2013

Daniel was invited by the Multilingual Europe Technology Alliance (META) to perform an independent review of their META-NET Strategic Agenda. META is Network of Excellence created by the European Commission. Daniel reviewed their R&D plan in Natural Language Processing, which is designed to inform and guide research strategy in the next 10 years.

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Jerry Hobbs receives ACL Lifetime Achievement Award

August 23, 2013

Jerry Hobbs has received the Association for Computational Linguistics Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Welcome to Yang Feng!

August 8, 2013

Yang Feng joined ISI as a Postdoc in July 2013, working with Professor Kevin Knight on syntax-based and semantics-based machine translation.

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Nathan, Farshad and Kristina's paper receives honorable mention at ICWSM 2013

July 30, 2013

Nathan Hodas, Farshad Kooti, and Kristina Lerman's paper received an honorable mention at the 7th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2013) in Boston last week. The paper is titled "Friendship Paradox Redux: Your Friends are More Interesting Than You", and you can find it here.

Congratulations Nathan, Farshad and Kristina!

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Congratulations, Research Assistant Professor Greg Ver Steeg

July 19, 2013

Greg has just been notified that he's been appointed Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science. This was well deserved. For evidence, take a look at his CV and check out some of his publications. I'm sure you all join me in congratulating Greg on his new appointment!

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Congratulations to Yu-Han Chang and Rajiv Maheswaran, who have won an award from the VSoE Research Innovation Fund (RIF)

July 2, 2013

The award is for Yu-Han and Rajiv's proposal DARE 2 STEM: Distributed Alternate Reality Environments towards Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. The RIF program was established in 2007 and is aimed at fostering novel strategic research directions, projects, and activities in the school.
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Welcome to our 2013 Interns!!

June 20, 2013

I am Nial Alwash, and I attend the Harvard-Westlake School. Currently I am working on getting computers to understand and speak English thru the ISI Natural Language Generator. I am not sure yet exactly what I want to be, but I am aiming towards a field with math and sciences. I play soccer and football as well as the piano.

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