Stories by Eric Mankin:
The days of wine and pulses
A new area of research for a USC Viterbi School of Engineering group is studying the benefits of applying nanosecond pulses to various foods.
USC scientist serves as catalyst for a movie
USC Viterbi School of Engineering Professor Martin Gundersen is internationally renowned for his development of pulsed power, a technology that has applications ranging from clean energy to cancer therapy.
Go with the workflow
The USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Information Sciences Institute is playing a leading role in a new National Science Foundation effort to make earth science and geological research more effective.
USC Viterbi School of Engineering mentoring has an unusual dimension: like father, like son.
USC Viterbi’s Information Sciences Institute turns 40
USC’s Information Sciences Institute (ISI) marked its 40th anniversary on April 26 with an afternoon seminar on its groundbreaking technological achievements and an evening of celebration.
USC Viterbi lecture celebrates information theory
In 1948, an American researcher almost singlehandedly laid the foundation for computers, cell phones, compact discs, the Internet, interplanetary communications and most other aspects of what we call the Information Age.
USC Viterbi students to shape body engineering
Three USC graduate students will start an educational enterprise under the auspices of Body Engineering Los Angeles (BE-LA), a new National Science Foundation (NSF) program headquartered at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
USC Viterbi Students Capture Solar Power for Electric Cars
The Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) vehicles that are ubiquitous on the University Park campus currently plug into the power grid for a recharge. But someday they may be plugging into solar charging stations built and designed by USC Viterbi School of Engineering undergraduates.
NASA Funds USC Lunar Project
The natural home for an experimental USC Viterbi School of Engineering technique for “printing out” full-scale buildings may be the moon.
USAID taps USC Viterbi for geothermal education effort
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has selected the USC Viterbi School of Engineering to work with a top Indonesian university to train experts in geothermal power.
Robotic Hand Picks Up Best Paper Prize
A USC Viterbi School of Engineering research team won a top international robotics prize for a paper on the instruction of robots.
‘Workflow’ Technology Aims at System Defense
Cybersecurity traditionally has focused on protecting entire computer networks from cyberattack. But a better strategy is protecting the tasks carried out on those networks, according to USC Viterbi School of Engineering specialists who are developing a dynamic approach to protect crucial computer operations.
The Computer Says He Sounds Drunk
People find it easy to pick up on verbal clues that someone is drunk – his or her speech is slowed, slurred, stumbling and often louder than usual. But can a computer learn to do the same?
Exactly How Contagious Are Ideas?
The language of contagious disease has long infected computer science. Decades ago, information security pioneer Len Adleman of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering applied the term “virus” to malicious code that could take over computers.
Mexican Student Brings His Talents to USC Viterbi
Juan-Miguel Ramírez-Rocamora began the doctoral program in USC’s biomedical engineering (BME) in August, but he had to take two days off in September to fly back to his alma mater for ceremonies honoring his academic achievements.
USC Event Reviews Progress of Energy Nanoscience
More than 70 scientists examining new ways to turn light into energy and energy into light recently gathered at USC to discuss achievements and decide directions.
Behavioral Informatics Takes Shape at USC Viterbi
In recent years, USC Viterbi School of Engineering professor Shrikanth S. Narayanan has worked on behavioral informatics, a new field aimed quantifying and interpreting human interaction and communication through the use of engineering and computing innovations.
Barry W. Boehm Honored at Symposium
A symposium in honor of USC Viterbi School of Engineering professor Barry W. Boehm brought distinguished experts and scholars from seven countries to salute the founder of the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering (CSSE).
Cost-Effective Ways to Promote Exercise
Experts agree that exercise is highly beneficial to health. But what are the most cost-effective ways for public health officials and other policymakers on limited budgets to encourage people to exercise?
USC Viterbi, Metrolink Study Rail Safety
An ongoing safety initiative by the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Metrolink, the regional rail commuter system serving Southern California, led to a two-day class that brought together academic experts and rail system executives who collaborated on a problem-solving format.
USC Conference Plugs Into Robotics
As it does every summer, the Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) Conference brought together top researchers working on the algorithmic and mathematical foundations of robotics and its applications.
In Memoriam: Tsen-Chung Cheng, 66
Tsen-Chung Cheng, an internationally known authority on power systems who was part of the smart grid research initiative at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, died on July 12 at his home in San Marino. He was 66.
Restoring Memory, Repairing Damaged Brains
Scientists have developed a way to turn memories on and off – literally with the flip of a switch.
Illustrious Alumnus Earns Ph.D. at USC
One of USC’s most accomplished alumni recently added to his academic laurels.