Stories by Orli Belman:
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.
These Two Are Virtually Unforgettable
Ada and Grace, two bright and bubbly young women, literally stopped visitors in their tracks in the National Science Foundation booth at the recent American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference in San Diego.
ICT Effects Lauded in Avatar
Paul Debevec, associate director for graphics research at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies, research assistant professor Abhijeet Ghosh and postdoctoral researcher Wan-Chun Ma have been recognized with film credits for their work using the institute’s facial screening technology in Avatar.
Carroll, Nikias and Garrett Visit ICT
USC football coach Pete Carroll took a break from real world football training to explore the world of virtual training during a recent visit to the USC Institute for Creative Technologies on the Marina del Rey campus.
Rizzo Honored for Virtual Reality Innovations
Institute for Creative Technologies research scientist Albert “Skip” Rizzo was selected as the first winner of the Intellectual Leadership Award established by the Los Angeles chapter of Mensa to recognize, honor and celebrate the region’s leaders in research and innovation.
ICT Director Wins Major AI Award
William Swartout, director of technology at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT), received international recognition for his pioneering work, including efforts toward creating virtual humans that look and behave just like real people.
$10M Contract Goes to USC Institute
The USC Institute for Creative Technologies plans to create virtual environments inside shipping containers to help troops address the most lethal element of combat today – the improvised explosive device.
Science Springs to Life for Students
Don’t ignore your artistic side. That was the message delivered to future scientists from Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School during their visit to the USC Institute for Creative Technologies.