Stories by Orli Belman:
Overnight hackathon shows the promise of virtual reality as a health care tool
Scientists, therapists and health care specialists join forces to tackle problems in unexpected ways.
Forget the joysticks — let’s push the boundaries of virtual reality
Meet a computer science professor who wants people to move more naturally in immersive environments.
Alumni veterans experience virtual reality advances firsthand
Group sees the latest from USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies — and how that technology can help the military.
‘Skip’ Rizzo honored for advances in virtual reality therapy
Institute for Creative Technologies researcher receives the Pioneer in Medicine Award for his work with brain injuries and PTSD.
Foshay students glimpse the future at USC Institute for Creative Technologies
Field trip features demonstrations of immersive health, education and entertainment technologies and discussions of computer-related career paths.
A new way to practice what you preach
Which presentations bring an audience to the edge of its seats — or send them into a snooze? USC Viterbi research project creates a virtual audience for training public speakers.
USC digital technology creates first 3-D portraits of Obama
The Institute for Creative Technologies teams with the Smithsonian for presidential portrait project.
USC digital experts help Smithsonian create presidential tribute
The USC Institute for Creative Technologies immortalizes President Obama in 3-D.
ICT prototype named top 10 digital innovation
SimSensei leverages ICT’s technology, which provides real-time tracking and analysis of nonverbal behaviors.
Can a computer craft compelling stories?
“This research is trying to solve a fundamental problem in human computer interaction,” ICT’s Andrew Gordon said.
ICT helps Medal of Honor recipient spread his story
Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Ty Carter recently spent a day at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies answering questions about post-traumatic stress (PTS).
Sailors come ashore to view innovative USC projects
A group of U.S. Navy sailors from the USS Benfold toured the USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) to see some of the latest examples of virtual reality technologies.
The invisible wounds of war
The recognition and praise associated with a Medal of Honor for heroics during one of the deadliest battles in Afghanistan does not come easy to Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter.
USC lab faces up to digital innovations
The Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) Graphics Lab at USC will get some serious face time at the 40th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, better known as Siggraph 2013.
A gem of a game for amputees
Belinda Lange, a research scientist at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, specializes in developing game-based systems for people with neurological or physical injuries.
Professor offers keen observations on computing
When Paul Rosenbloom became the director of new directions at USC’s Information Sciences Institute 15 years ago, he helped apply timely computing to a diverse range of enterprises.
USC researcher joins scientific advisory panel
Jacquelyn Ford Morie, a senior research scientist at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, has been named to the Information Science and Technology group
Beware, he’s watching You(Tube)
Louis-Philippe Morency spends his workday watching YouTube, but he’s no slacker. Morency is a scientist at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies.
Army chief of staff visits ICT
U.S Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited the USC Institute for Creative Technologies to see demonstrations of the institute’s breakthroughs in graphics, virtual human and mixed-reality technologies.
ICT researcher wins Young Investigator Award
Morteza Dehghani, research assistant professor at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, received a Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to examine the formation of sacred values.
Thinking outside the (cardboard) box
With their endless applications, smartphones keep users connected to the real world. But researchers from the Mixed Reality (MxR) Lab at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) are developing ways to use these ubiquitous devices to transport people to virtual worlds as well.
USC Professor Honored for Artificial Intelligence Research
Paul Rosenbloom, professor of computer science at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and project leader at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT), received the Kurzweil Prize for Best Artificial General Intelligence Idea at the fourth conference on artificial general intelligence held in August.
New ICT Building Opens in Playa Vista
USC President C. L. Max Nikias and guests from the military, state, city and entertainment industries joined the USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) executive director Randall W. Hill Jr. in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the institute’s new campus in Playa Vista on Oct. 28.
Marsella, Gratch Honored for Virtual Breakthroughs
Stacy Marsella and Jonathan Gratch, computer scientists at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, strive to broaden the understanding of emotion and how it can make for more believable computer-driven characters and environments.