Stories by Katie Dunham:
Small satellite could have big impact
USC Viterbi School of Engineering launched a satellite the size of a loaf of bread that can track an object on the Earth’s surface — the first nanosatellite with that capability.
Eye movements could help in diagnosis of neurological disorders
Researchers at USC have devised a method for detecting certain neurological disorders through the study of eye movements.
USC professor named among the world’s top innovators
Technology Review has recognized Burcin Becerik-Gerber of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering as one of the world’s top 35 innovators under the age of 35.
Do they have your attention?
The journal Vision Research has published a new study by USC researchers showing that the eyes and attention of men and women meander in distinctly different ways.
USC Viterbi launches global teaching alliance
USC Viterbi has unveiled an international partnership that allows students from multiple countries across the world to simultaneously take the same class.
Scientists twist light to send data
A multinational team led by USC has developed a system of transmitting data using twisted beams of light at ultra-high speeds — up to 2.56 terabits per second.
USC Viterbi researchers work on a robot’s touch
What does a robot feel when it touches something? Little or nothing until now.
USC Viterbi investigators on the rise
By winning a host of prestigious national awards, junior faculty at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and its institutes continue to distinguish themselves.
USC joins $10 million effort to build social robots
The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation awarded $10 million on April 3 to a team that includes USC researchers as one of four new Expeditions in Computing awards.
Ray Irani named Judge Widney Professor
Trustee Ray R. Irani PhD ’57, executive chairman of Occidental Petroleum Corp. and namesake of the university’s Ray R. Irani Hall, was appointed the Judge Widney Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry by USC provost and senior vice president for academic affairs Elizabeth Garrett on March 1.
USC engineers help state understand scope of tsunamis
On the one-year anniversary of the devastating Japanese tsunami, engineers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Tsunami Research Center are working with the state of California to better understand the damaging currents caused by tsunamis.
Golomb receives prize for scientific achievement
Distinguished University Professor Solomon Golomb has received the 2012 William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement, the highest honor bestowed by the research society Sigma Xi.
Saving Da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’ from Air Pollution
Having survived long centuries, political upheaval and even bombings during World War II, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” masterpiece now faces the risk of damage from air pollution due to its location in one of Western Europe’s most polluted cities.