Amy is a media relations specialist with the USC Viterbi School of Engineering; she previously held a similar position with the USC Marshall School of Law.
Stories by Amy Blumenthal:
USC researchers find new evidence of deep groundwater on Mars
The scientists’ new study suggests the deep groundwater could still be active, and in a broader geographical area than previously considered.
Researchers develop algorithm through which robot learns to walk
The work opens exciting possibilities for understanding human movement, creating responsive prosthetics and developing robots that adapt to complex and changing environments.
New method uses AI to screen for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
The tool uses a camera and computer vision to record patterns in children’s eye movements and compares them to other children’s patterns.
USC’s Eun Ji Chung, Andy McMahon receive prestigious NIH grants
The two awards will provide more than $6 million to advance cutting-edge research at USC in kidney disease and how organs communicate with each other.
Nanoparticle developed at USC could be key to addressing kidney disease
Tiny particle engineered by researchers at two schools could change millions of lives.
Astronaut Garrett Reisman to join USC Viterbi faculty
The director of space operations at SpaceX and former NASA astronaut joins USC’s Department of Astronautical Engineering.
Research of water patterns could lead to navigational uses for underwater vehicles
The shape of water drives the studies of a USC mechanical engineering team.
Gift supports The Baum Family Maker Space at USC Viterbi
The space will establish a new hub for undergraduate student innovation on the ground floor of the Science and Engineering Library.
What we know about encryption and how it could improve cybersecurity
USC researchers develop a powerful tool using pulses of light to translate and protect data.
How they aim to protect your Netflix access: Keeping satellites warm
Orbiters that get too cold can disrupt signals beamed down to Earth, but USC engineers have found a satellite material that may keep temperatures just right.
Why didn’t Macron leaks carry more clout in the French presidential election?
USC researcher finds disinformation campaign was spread and consumed on social media mostly by English-speaking audiences.
Are female characters pivotal to the plot of a movie?
USC’s Signal Analysis and Interpretation Lab reveals findings on race, age and gender from thousands of pages of dialogue.
Record-breaking flight: USC students’ rocket shoots up, up and away
At 144,000 feet, it’s believed to be the highest altitude achieved worldwide for a vehicle designed and manufactured by students.
USC Viterbi’s new Center for Advanced Manufacturing to open
The downtown L.A. facility will provide students with firsthand experience in advanced technologies.
U.S. News ranks USC No. 1 in two key online graduate programs
Both engineering and computer science programs place highest in the nation.
USC Viterbi researchers invent waterproof patch to monitor UV ray exposure
Color-changing smart material sensor will alert user that it’s time to get out of the sun.
Visual expert to lead USC institute’s graphics lab
Computer scientist Hao Li aims to modernize the way researchers capture, process and analyze data.
Two USC Viterbi researchers named among top ‘Innovators Under 35’
Nora Ayanian and Kelly Sanders are recognized by MIT Technology Review for their promising studies of robotics and energy.
Cooling breakthrough could improve performance of quantum computers
USC researchers discover a method to reduce heating, a problem that challenges the potential of the high-powered devices.
A clear-cut approach to autism screening and diagnosis
New algorithms improve efficiency and identify more specific behavioral targets for intervention.
USC Viterbi, nonprofit collaborate on STEM education
The engineering school aims to build a pipeline for underserved students in science and technology who will build and launch a rocket.
USC Viterbi, Northrop Grumman establish institute to develop advanced optical materials
The Northrop Grumman Institute of Nanophotonics and Nanomaterials will explore the properties of tiny structures and materials.
USC Viterbi scholar to lead research on brain-machine interfaces
Eight international universities will take part in the study focusing on neuroscience, machine learning and signal processing.
New 3D printing process could lead to construction on Mars and the moon
USC Viterbi professor’s invention uses lunar and Martian dust to develop material for a zero-gravity environment.