Katie McKissick was formerly a writer and illustrator for the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
Stories by Katie McKissick:
Just how does Facebook store billions of photos?
USC Viterbi professor, who interned with the social networking giant, wants to optimize data storage.
VIPTRON — the machine that could see and identify objects
USC Viterbi alumnus built a scanner as an inventive teen entering science fairs 50 years ago.
Can engineers create higher resolutions of the brain?
Two researchers are developing new MRI protocols to get better images of tumors.
Could TV use a female MacGyver? Here’s how to fix that (sans duct tape)
USC Viterbi collaborates on crowdsourcing competition enlisting Hollywood producers to create a show that would inspire women to be engineers.
Latest USC games run the gamut, from pirates to potatoes
Students unwrap new creations at USC Games Demo Day and the GamePipe Laboratory Fall Showcase.
Can sleep apnea patients get a good night’s rest?
Three researchers develop new tools to see inside the airway of pediatric patients.
Perfecting a fully functioning prosthetic hand
You might think Luke Skywalker’s artificial hand is just science fiction, but by combining simulated neurons, researchers can create the prosthetics of the future.
Social media’s ‘friendship paradox’ can be force for good, says USC professor
Understanding the dynamics of large social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can have enormous impacts on large social problems.
A better way to detect breast cancer?
Biomedical engineer’s new system could save millions of lives.
No shortcuts taken at robots roundup
The next generation of engineers and scientists uses real computing language to help their robots reign at USC’s international conference.
How do you help children regain control of their bodies?
USC Viterbi’s Terence Sanger uses engineering to assist young people with movement disorders.
Engineer awaits green light to offer smart technology for cities
Ketan Savla develops algorithms that can use real-time data to change outcomes in complex systems.
Robot racers: Are you ready for some botball?
Autonomous robots created by local students vie to complete intricate tasks at a competition at USC.
Meet the ’bots
Robotics researchers from USC Viterbi open their lab doors to show the public what their research is all about.
Did you hear the one about the funny engineer?
Greg Grabarek is a biomedical engineering undergraduate at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering by day and a stand-up comedian by night.
Good grammar goes a long way for robots
Juan Fasola is a graduate student in the lab of USC Viterbi computer science Professor Maja Matarić, a socially assistive robotics expert.
Microwaves used to cook breast cancer
An ABC correspondent makes a surprising discovery after receiving a mammogram on live television.
‘CNN 10’ spotlights two USC inventions
“The CNN 10,” a compilation of new inventions in technology and related fields with game-changing potential, has been announced by the cable news network.
Trojan alums work to keep our mobile devices safe
In 2007, three USC alums started Lookout, a mobile security company located in downtown Los Angeles that helps keep cellphones safe.
USC software architect fixes the kinks in the system
Computer science professor Nenad Medvidović of USC Viterbi seeks to bridge the gap between software programs and the people working with them.
Firsts abound for USC rocket launch
Aptly named after the university’s mascot, a rocket dubbed Traveler was launched in the Nevada desert by the USC Rocket Propulsion Lab.
Computer scientist works to get machines to see like us
Scientists are increasingly developing programs and technology that do things the way people do.
Armani named ‘Brilliant 10’ by Popular Science
Andrea Armani of USC Viterbi has been recognized as one of Popular Science magazine’s “Brilliant 10,” a selection of the brightest young researchers in the country.
USC Viterbi grad student learns by salvaging
USC Viterbi graduate student Roland De Marco helped in the salvage operation of the Costa Concordia cruise ship.