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Hunter Collins, an intelligence and cyber operations major at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, testifies in a mock trial involving digital espionage. (Image/Courtesy of Joseph Greenfield)

To test their cybercrime knowledge, USC students take witness stand in virtual courtroom

With COVID-19 cyberscams rampant, industry pros from firms worldwide watch as USC digital forensics students show their crime-fighting smarts in front of a real-life judge online.

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L.A. County distance learning gap
Ideal resources for distance learning — such as access to a computer and high-speed internet at home — are not available to one in three households among Los Angeles Unified School District students, according to a recent study. (Photo/iStock)

COVID-19 crisis reveals ‘digital divide’ for L.A. County students

The stay-at-home orders have forced 1.5 million K-12 students to online classes, but a new USC Annenberg analysis found that 1 in 4 households lack the necessary tech for learning at home.

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Intelligent workstations
An artificial intelligence-driven workstation designed by USC experts will learn and adjust to worker preferences and patterns with the goal of improving overall well-being. (Illustration/Carl Wiens)

How intelligent workstations will use AI to improve health and happiness

Do you want to be warm or cold? Is it time to stand rather than sit? An interdisciplinary team — made up of designers and USC professors — is using AI to create tech-savvy desks with health and well-being in mind.