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2010-06-28 15:05:00

MCLEAN, Va. and LOS ANGELES, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it will donate $500,000 to the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering over the next five years. As part of SAIC's Strategic University Alliances Program, the donation reflects SAIC's commitment to supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational programs that are helping develop the innovative...

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2010-06-28 07:55:00

Engineering and Theatre Faculty partner to develop science around human behavior. Two actors wrapped in motion sensors circle each other, as engineering researchers stand at the perimeter of a USC Viterbi School of Engineering laboratory, taking note. It's an unusual partnership between the artists and engineers, and a union the National Science Foundation (NSF) expects will achieve more precise methods of modeling human behavior. The NSF, under its Creative Information Technologies program,...

2009-08-18 12:38:00

Andrea Armani and Ellis Meng, Both from Viterbi School for Engineering, to be Honored at Technology Review's EmTech09 Conference at MIT in September LOS ANGELES and BOSTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Southern California today announced that two faculty members from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have been recognized by Technology Review magazine as some of the world's top innovators under the age of 35. Andrea Armani, Assistant Professor of Chemical...

2009-04-21 07:00:00

First Project to Focus on Advancement of Augmented Reality LOS ANGELES and ESPOO, Finland, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Southern California (USC) and Nokia Research Center (NRC) Hollywood today announced a research collaboration framework agreement that centers on advanced mobile user experiences. The umbrella framework agreement allows Nokia and USC to work together on multiple projects in a variety of areas and will streamline the process for commercializing USC...

2008-07-02 06:00:56

By Anonymous THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING WASHINGTON - Nine members of ASEE have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. They were among 65 new academy members and 9 foreign associates whose election was announced Feb. 8 by NAE President Charles M. Vest. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice or education, including, where...

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2005-06-29 20:03:25

Three years of work by a large interdisciplinary team at the University of Southern California has created a rudimentary but working two-way voice translation system that allows an English-speaking doctor to talk to a Persian-speaking patient. The Transonics Spoken Dialog Translator turns a doctor's spoken English questions into spoken Persian, and translates patients' spoken Persian replies into spoken English. Shrikanth Narayanan leads the USC Viterbi School group that developed...

2005-06-02 22:29:46

A new University of Southern California computer system lets a user "drive" a piece of music, using a wheel and foot controls. The Expression Synthesis Project (ESP) interface, devised by a team led by Elaine Chew of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, could be in the hands of consumers within two years. Chew presented ESP May 28 at the New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2005 conference at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Chew, an assistant professor of...


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