Greta Harrison is a writer for the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
Stories by Greta Harrison:
USC researchers pursue realistic model of the hippocampus
USC Viterbi biomedical engineers have secured $1.2 million in BRAIN Initiative funding to create a model of the hippocampus that is functionally indistinguishable from the real thing.
$25 million cumulative gift to transform industrial and systems engineering at USC
USC alumnus Daniel J. Epstein’s ongoing support will fund top research expertise in areas such as optimization, machine learning and AI, and harnessing data to solve society’s most urgent problems.
Skeletal muscle grown in a dish offers insight for neuromuscular diseases
In the fight against diseases like ALS, USC Viterbi biomedical engineering researchers have created a powerful lab model to better see how our muscles and neurons connect.
A T-cell power-up for tumor treatments
USC Viterbi doctoral student researchers have found a new way to enhance the cancer-killing properties of CAR T-cell therapies, which makes them more effective in fighting tumors.
Creating the materials of the future using machine learning
USC Viterbi master’s students harness data and combine modeling and simulations, experiments and machine learning technologies to create a new approach for materials discovery and manufacturing.
Graduating senior uses ancient knowledge to fight pandemics
USC Viterbi biomedical engineering senior Melissa Banks is working on self-sanitizing, copper-coated masks to help keep us safe from dangerous viruses.
How a moving platform for 3D printing can cut waste and costs
Researchers at USC Viterbi have developed a unique low-cost dynamically controlled surface for 3D printers that reduces waste and saves time.
How robots stay on track in giant automated warehouses
USC Viterbi-developed technology that helps robots navigate labyrinthine retail warehouses honored in international awards.
Early warning for seizures could be a game-changer for epilepsy patients
USC researchers have harnessed a powerful mathematical model to provide advanced seizure prediction, revolutionizing epilepsy management and treatment.
2 USC Viterbi professors inducted into the National Academy of Engineering
An optimization expert who harnesses mathematics to improve industries and a leader in astronautical and systems engineering are USC Viterbi’s newest members of the academy.
Can sunlight convert carbon emissions into useful materials?
USC chemical engineers are developing an environmentally friendly way to upcycle carbon dioxide emissions into polymers, pharmaceuticals and other materials.
Tattoo ink could be key to detecting cancer early
USC research has uncovered that commonly used coloring agents like tattoo inks and food dyes can illuminate cancer cells, differentiating them from normal adjacent cells.
Super particle aims to help stop heart attacks and strokes
Researchers in USC Viterbi’s Department of Biomedical Engineering have created a new nanoparticle that aims to prevent potentially deadly blood clots.
Making 3D printing smarter with machine learning
Manufacturers, medical device companies and the general public will soon have access to powerful AI-driven 3D printing software, the result of six years of research.
A certain type of sugar can help destroy cancer cells
Chemical engineers at USC Viterbi have unlocked a fatal vulnerability in many cancer cells: sugar inflexibility.
USC research team races to develop COVID-19 vaccine and treatments
USC Viterbi researchers join the global effort to develop a vaccine against the new coronavirus that could halt the pandemic.
Carl Kesselman honored for career achievements in computing
The pioneer of grid computing and professor at USC Viterbi and the Keck School of Medicine of USC has been recognized with the 2020 Harry H. Goode Memorial Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
New nanoparticle can sustainably convert carbon emissions into fuel
USC Viterbi researchers are collaborating with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on technology to turn carbon dioxide into usable fuel.
Meet the researcher pioneering medical testing using paper and nail polish
USC Viterbi’s Maral Mousavi wants to make medical diagnostics more accessible and affordable.
USC engineering professors awarded $6 million to develop polymer brain devices
The grant will allow Ellis Meng and Dong Song to create cutting edge polymer electrodes for better brain signal monitoring, paving the way for devices that could restore human memory.
New nanotechnology will make it easier to detect blocked arteries
USC Viterbi researchers have discovered how to pinpoint arteries that are partially blocked by symptomless, rupture-prone plaque.
Using artificial intelligence tools to identify levels of violence in movies
A new AI tool, developed by PhD students at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, can assess the amount of violence in movies and help producers, screenwriters and studios predict MPAA ratings.
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.
Mahta Moghaddam, Behrokh Khoshnevis elected to National Academy of Engineering
The professors are among the 12 academy members elected from USC Viterbi since 2008.