Caitlin Dawson writes for the Information Sciences Institute.
Stories by Caitlin Dawson:
Researchers develop highly accurate modeling tool to predict COVID-19 risk
USC researchers are advocating for a new approach that combines anonymized cellphone location data with mobility patterns, broad indicators of how people move from place to place.
A new way to store sustainable energy: ‘information batteries’
What if surplus renewable energy could be stored as computation instead? That’s the thinking behind “information batteries,” a new system proposed by USC’s Barath Raghavan and a colleague.
How ‘deepfaking the mind’ could help people with disabilities
USC Viterbi researchers are using the same technology that creates deepfake videos and photorealistic human faces to improve brain-computer interfaces.
How AI could help screen for autism in children
A computer adaptive test, powered by machine learning, helps clinical practitioners decide what questions to ask next in real-time based on caregivers’ previous responses.
USC doctoral candidate uses AI to preserve the Choctaw language
Every two weeks, a language dies. Lina Brixey, a member of the Choctaw Nation and a USC Viterbi doctoral candidate, is determined hers will not be next.
Bringing reinforcement learning to a dynamic world: USC computer scientists win best paper award
The paper outlines a simple approach that solves a complex problem in reinforcement learning (RL): applying RL algorithms to non-stationary environments.
Is your mobile provider tracking your location? This new technology could stop it
For the first time, USC researchers have found a way to protect phone users’ privacy without compromising connectivity.
USC collaborates in $20 million effort to push new frontiers in AI and optimization
The NSF Artificial Intelligence Institute for Advances in Optimization will fuse AI and mathematics to tackle tough challenges, such as food security, supply chain operations and hardware design.
Enabling the ‘imagination’ of artificial intelligence
A team of USC researchers is helping AI envision the unseen, a technique that could lead to new medicines and increased autonomous vehicle safety.
Need help building Ikea furniture? This robot can lend a hand
The USC Viterbi robotic system “watches” people and figures out what they’ll need next, insights that could also be used to help people with disabilities through robot-assisted eating or meal prep.
Master’s student uses health data science to help save lives
Lisa Meng is using AI and machine learning to try to improve efficiency and accuracy in diagnosing patients.
Computer science senior creates tech to help students with visual impairments learn to code
Samuel Alex Atcheson’s research explores the connection between touch and learning to improve educational experiences.
Trojans celebrate groundbreaking of computer science building, USC’s first LEED Platinum-certified facility
Construction has begun on a significant step forward for USC: a new home for computer science, focused on improving and benefiting society.
To Mars and beyond: USC student’s role in NASA interplanetary mission
Devin Martin, an undergraduate student in computer science, dreamed about working for NASA since he was a child. Last summer, that dream came true.
Wearable fitness trackers can help doctors treat cancer patients
Tracking the physical activity levels of people receiving chemotherapy can improve their care and even predict emergency room visits, according to USC research.
3 USC computer science faculty members elected 2020 ACM Fellows
The Association for Computing Machinery honors Sven Koenig, Maja Mataric and Mike Zyda for work that underpins contemporary computing.
Robots may someday learn how to drive by watching us behind the wheel
USC researchers have developed a method that could allow robots to learn new tasks, like setting a table or driving a car, from observing a small number of demonstrations.
Could your tech devices have emotional intelligence, too?
New computer science alumna Shreya Gupta hopes to bring humanity to deep learning by developing empathetic robots that can attune to your emotions.
Student develops AI tools to tackle hate speech and hate crimes
As AI makes its way into more areas of our lives, rooting out implicit bias is more crucial than ever, says computer science student Aida Mostafazadeh Davani.
Student group showcases AI projects for social good
As the student branch of the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society, CAIS++ members reinforce AI’s role in helping to solve societal problems.
Student-developed app will help refugees learn skills for life after asylum
In order to bring much-needed educational opportunities to people displaced by war, a team of USC Viterbi students turned to technology.
Improved hate speech detection uses context to reduce racial bias
New USC research aims to reduce algorithmic errors in flagging hate speech on social media.
Socially assistive robot helps children with autism learn
USC researchers developed personalized learning robots for children with autism and studied whether the robots could autonomously gauge the child’s engagement in long-term, in-home therapeutic interventions.
USC team develops coronavirus tracking app that will put privacy first
By anonymously tracking the spread of COVID-19 through contact tracing, an app under development at USC Viterbi could help people get back to their daily lives.