Stories by Bob Calverley:
In Memoriam: Teh Fu Yen, 83
Teh Fu “Dave” Yen, an environmental chemist who was a member of the USC faculty for more than 40 years, died Jan. 12 in a local hospital. He was 83.
Computer Scientist Teng to Join USC
Shang-Hua Teng, a theoretical computer scientist with broad experience in both academia and industry, will join the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science as professor and chair beginning in the fall.
Nikias, Yortsos Earn Prestigious Honor
Provost C. L. Max Nikias and USC Viterbi Dean Yannis Yortsos are elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
In Memoriam: Peter Staudhammer
A noted administrator and USC professor, Staudhammer was the chief engineer of the lunar descent engine for NASA’s Apollo missions to the moon.
George Bekey Delivers Cal Poly Address
His mid-year commencement remarks at San Luis Obispo touch on the contrast between knowledge and wisdom.
Alfred E. Mann Honored by His Peers
The USC trustee receives a Distinguished Lecturer Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society.
USC Viterbi Announces New Unit
Recognizing the changing needs of engineering students, the Division of Engineering Education will focus on curriculum reform and professional development.
Aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln
In Memoriam: Engineer H. K. Cheng
The USC Viterbi professor emeritus was known for his work in flight aerodynamics and the effects of sonic booms.
Alumnus Makes Record Donation to USC
Cogent co-founder Ming Hsieh’s gift of $35 milllion results in new name for electrical engineering department.
In Memoriam: Eberhardt Rechtin, 80
The USC professor emeritus and honorary degree recipient was a creative force in academia, says engineering Dean Yortsos.
USC Viterbi Faculty Adds New Members
The engineering school strengthens itself with incoming academics whose expertise covers key initiatives while boosting diversity in several departments.
USC Creates Chair to Honor Munushian
The Jack Munushian Early Career Chair salutes the professor who headed a distance learning program at the university. An appointment is expected this fall.
Dean Named for the USC Viterbi School
Yannis Yortsos, a professor of chemical engineering, will serve on an interim basis, effective June 1. A formal search for a new dean will begin after Labor Day.
‘Creative Technologist’ Will Helm IMSC
Adam Clayton Powell III, an expert in new media, will lead the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Integrated Media Systems Center into its next phase, calling for research into societal needs.
USC Viterbi School Gets $22 Million Gift
The gift from Silicon Valley venture capitalist Mark Stevens will create a new USC institute to commercialize technologies that emerge from faculty research � and teach students how to take their own innovations from lab to market.
USC Professor of Biomedical Engineering Dies
Robert E. Kalaba, 78, was renowned for his analytical and computational solutions to problems in physics and biology.
USC Demonstrates Immersive Technology
The Integrated Media Systems Center will showcase a live musical performance using high-definition video and immersive audio streamed over the Internet. Is it just as good as being there? Two audiences will judge.
A Source of Pride
Qualcomm founder Andrew J. Viterbi, a pioneer in cell phone technology, and his wife, Erna, give $52 million to the USC School of Engineering. The gift � the largest ever to rename an existing school of engineering � will expand the school’s endowment and fuel its continued ascent.
Concert Pianist Uses Engineering Tools to Probe the Structure of Music
Elaine Chew combines art with an analytical approach gleaned from her day job as an assistant professor in the USC School of Engineering.
Stanley Chou Chosen as USC’s 2002 Valedictorian
Community Service, Scholarly Pursuits and Sports Made This Trojan’s Experience ‘a Lot of Fun.’ He’s Off to Medical School in the Fall.
USC Engineers Look to the Brain for the Next-Generation Computer Chip
Researchers ultimate goal is to make a chip that can be connected to human brain tissue and take over cognitive functions destroyed by ailments such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s.
NSF Early Career Awards Go to Seven Junior Engineering Faculty
Engineering: Seven junior USC faculty win NSF Early Career awards
The highly competitive awards provide between $300,000 and $500,000 and help future academic leaders to establish their research and teaching careers.