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USC Information Science Institute researchers are pioneering an effort to identify and prevent spoofing attacks on biometrics systems. (Photo illustration/iStock)

USC’s cutting-edge biometrics research receives technology-transfer government contract

Cyberattacks are increasingly sophisticated as institutions of all kinds turn to biometrics to confirm user identity. USC Information Sciences Institute researchers are on the front lines, developing systems to guard against security breaches and hacking attempts.

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One of USC’s top experts at the Information Sciences Institute whose influential work is changing brain research and helping to catch fake videos has an ambitious goal in his spare time: to translate all the works of a beloved Egyptian poet.

Patterns and prose: A USC computer scientist is a coder by trade and a poet at heart

One of USC’s top experts at the Information Sciences Institute whose influential work is changing brain research and helping to catch fake videos has an ambitious goal in his spare time: to translate all the works of a beloved Egyptian poet.

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A group of leaders at a ribbon-cutting event celebrating the opening of a new aquaculture lab in Southern California
USC joined AltaSea, Holdfast Aquaculture and Carlsbad Aquafarms leaders to celebrate AltaSea as the hub for aquaculture in Southern California. Pictured: Robin Aube, Terry Tamminen, Jenny Cornuelle Krusoe, Melanie Lundquist, President Carol L. Folt, Sergey Nuzhdin, City Councilman Joe Buscaino, Ian Jacobson and Portia Cohen. (Photo/VECTIS)

USC joins AltaSea in opening a new lab to harness the power of aquaculture

USC celebrates a new lab with research accelerator AltaSea — a project that may one day help California grow stronger, healthier mussels, oysters and kelp that can withstand the effects of global warming.