Paul Bogdan of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering. (Photo/ Daniel Druhora)

Paul Bogdan joins team researching nanotechnology for NSF-funded center

September 21, 2023

The UMich-led Center for Complex Particle Systems (COMPASS), one of four new Science and Technology Centers, will look to nature for inspiration on particles.

Visualization of supersonic spray deposited on a substrate

Designing an Engine Ready for Hydrogen Combustion

September 8, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy is supporting a major USC research initiative to advance the next stage of the clean energy revolution.

Origami-inspired strain sensors will change the way soft robots are developed

Origami-Inspired Strain Sensors for Stretchable Soft Robotics

August 29, 2023

USC researchers have developed an innovative solution to measure the motion of soft components in robotics.

ISI Ph.D. Students Connect Academic Learning with Summer Internships

August 23, 2023

ISI Ph.D. students spent their summers gaining practical experience and building professional networks at major tech companies.

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A Smarter Approach to Answer Financial Questions

August 17, 2023

USC Information Sciences Institute researchers apply a case-based reasoning approach using relevant examples to help answer financial questions.

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Causal Effects: Distinguishing Correlation from Causation

August 15, 2023

USC Information Sciences Institute researchers grapple with hidden variables in cause-and-effect studies to make better-informed decisions.

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Building Better Models Starts With Reexamining the Metrics

August 2, 2023

USC computer scientists present a better way to measure the performance of generative AI models at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML).

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Predicting the Future, Starting With Billiard Balls and Car Collisions

August 1, 2023

An ISI team identifies limitations in dynamics prediction and proposes a solution.

Maryam Shanechi Named Blavatnik National Awards Finalist

July 26, 2023

She was recognized for her “pioneering brain-machine interfaces that can model, decode, and control complex neural activity patterns by the intersection of engineering, computing, and neuroscience”

USC at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML)

July 25, 2023

USC researchers will present nine papers at the 40th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2023), the leading international conference on machine learning

A new study led by USC researchers finds that robots can teach other robots how to learn by sharing knowledge. Photo/iStock.

AI That Teaches Other AI

July 18, 2023

A new USC study finds that by sharing knowledge with each other at the same time, AI agents can quickly learn a wider range of tasks, with applications in medicine and beyond.

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ISI at ACL ’23: Learning from Games, Mitigating Anti-LGBTQ+ Bias and Searching Events in Hundreds of Languages

July 14, 2023

USC’s Information Science Institute (ISI) brings a host of research to the conference – from dialogue models to machine learning to semantic understanding and more.

Dungeons & Dragons: Leading the Conversation through Intents and Theory-of-Mind

July 14, 2023

Researchers dive into the study of teacher-student natural language interactions to achieve a shared goal in the fantasy world game, Dungeons & Dragons.

Professor Khan works in his research lab (PHOTO/COURTESY OF YASSER KHAN)

Unbiased Medical Devices for All

July 12, 2023

Yasser Khan wins a prestigious Google Research Scholar Award for racial bias correction in a medical device that measures oxygen levels

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Codenames Duet: Predicting the Next Guess Based on Cultural Background

July 12, 2023

USC Information Sciences Institute researchers dive into the nuances of human behavior and how cultural markers affect decision-making.

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Understanding Global Events in Every Language

July 11, 2023

USC researchers have developed a novel AI technique to pull information from vast amounts of globally sourced text.

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This Chatbot Sounds Familiar 

July 10, 2023

USC researchers have proposed a novel method to give personalities to language models.

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Adam Russell to Lead USC Information Sciences Institute’s Artificial Intelligence Division

July 10, 2023

Russell sees AI from an anthropologist’s perspective – looking at human behavior in an era of machines, with an expertise in collective intelligence and cross-disciplinary thinking.

A 2023 LA Tech Week panel discussed the impact generative AI such as ChatGPT will have on cybersecurity and fraud. Image/Pexels

Will Generative AI Become the Weapon of Choice for Fraudsters?

July 7, 2023

A panel for Los Angeles Tech Week discussed issues, opportunities and solutions surrounding generative AI in the cybersecurity world.

USC at the Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) Conference

July 7, 2023

USC researchers will present four papers on topics including scalable robot data collection, simulating complex materials and transferring assembly tasks from simulation to reality.

Emily Nguyen and James Flemings both received the 2023 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

USC Computer Science Students Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

July 6, 2023

Emily Nguyen and James Flemings were recognized for their contributions to deep generative models focusing on wildfire prevention and privacy in machine learning.

USC ISI Space Engineering Research Center

Tackling Cosmic Radiation in Next-Gen Space Computing

July 5, 2023

Researchers at USC Information Sciences Institute are developing ways to protect future hardware from the effects of space.

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To the Ends of the Earth: Bringing the Bible to Languages Never Before Reached

June 19, 2023

Researchers at the Information Sciences Institute are developing technology that helps to streamline Bible translation.

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Radical Signals: Looking for Signs of QAnon Radicalization on Twitter 

June 5, 2023

A team of USC researchers propose a better way to model conspiracy theories on Twitter. 

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The Internet Has a Dark Side – Can We Teach Machines How To Identify It?

June 1, 2023

ISI researchers are developing technology that can detect logical fallacies in AI and classify hate speech in internet memes

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Putting the Rational Thinking Skills of Language Models to the Test

May 25, 2023

Can language models be trusted to reason like humans do? Are they good at making decisions? These researchers set off to find out.

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Are You More Vaccine Hesitant Than A 57-Year-Old? 

May 24, 2023

Researchers at USC Information Sciences Institute used machine learning and deep statistical analysis to look for answers about vaccine hesitancy. 

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Advancing Computer Vision One Pixel at a Time

May 17, 2023

USC Viterbi researchers propose a novel framework to address challenges in computer vision.

Jocelyn Liu and Lorand Cheng

Two Graduating Seniors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

May 10, 2023

Both students are among the first cohort of the Ming Hsieh Institute Undergraduate Scholars program.

Lillian Clark

Powered by Algorithms – and Jazz

May 10, 2023

Graduating Ph.D. student Lillian Clark’s dissertation explores how to improve robot communication in remote environments. Her study of jazz helped her think on her feet.

Chris Birmingham is developing robotic technologies to support people coping with difficult health conditions, such as cancer. Photo/Keith Wang.

Chris Birmingham, The Robot Whisperer

May 8, 2023

Inspired by his own health crisis, graduating computer science PhD student develops empathetic robots for therapy

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Can AI Teach Your Child Perseverance? 

May 8, 2023

Postdoc Scholar Emmanuel Johnson is part of a team receiving a $20M National Science Foundation grant to research AI-augmented learning.

ShowCAIS 2023 focuses on using AI for good to address a number of social issues

AI for Good: ShowCAIS Event Highlights the Power of AI to Make a Difference

April 28, 2023

USC CAIS researchers from seven USC schools come together to solve the world’s most pressing problems using AI.

Juniors Allen Chang and Jordan Cahoon were awarded both the 2023 Goldwater Scholarship. Photo/Emilia Doda.

Two USC Computer Science Juniors Awarded Goldwater Scholarships

April 28, 2023

Juniors Jordan Cahoon and Allen Chang were recognized for their research in, and beyond, computer science.

The Top Six GIFs from USC Robotics Open House 2023

April 21, 2023

At the event, the first in-person since 2019, five local L.A. schools were able to visit five different USC Viterbi robotics labs.

New Twitter, Now With More Hate

April 20, 2023

A USC computer scientist and his team have found that in less than six months, hate speech has significantly increased on Twitter.

Professor Maja Mataric with daughter Amelia, sees a future in which robots and humans learn together using mixed reality. (Photo/Hugh Kretschmer)

Maja Matarić, Pioneer of “Robots That Care,” Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 19, 2023

USC Viterbi computer scientist joins luminaries such as Emmanuelle Charpentier and Lin-Manuel Miranda among 2023 members.

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Sustainability in Space: Giving Old Satellites New Jobs 

April 18, 2023

Researchers have completed Phase One of a U.S. Space Force project looking at the feasibility of updating software on orbiting satellites.

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Her Body May Feel Weak, But This Trojan CEO is Fighting On for Brain Health

April 14, 2023

No June gloom: Alumna Samantha Scott’s start-up, JuneBrain, seeks to deliver the tele-health services she once desired for herself.

Paul Bogdan and Chenzhong Yin with a summary of their research (Photo/Courtesy of Paul Bogdan)

Using AI to Diagnose COPD In One Minute with 98.5% Accuracy

April 13, 2023

Paul Bogdan has developed a new and improved method to detect chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for early diagnosis and better treatment


Let’s Make a Deal: How Emotion-Aware AI Agents Help Negotiations

April 12, 2023

USC Viterbi Ph.D. student Kushal Chawla teaches AI how to negotiate with emotional awareness

Edge computing

The Quiet Revolution of AI on the Edge

April 10, 2023

AI is running on mobile phones, sensors, and home appliances thanks to the engineering innovations that make the most of the limited memory, reduced computational power, and little energy available in these devices.

Assad Oberai, Hughes Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Assad Oberai Honored as 2022 Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics

April 6, 2023

Assad Oberai applies computation and data-driven modelling to solve some of the toughest questions in science and engineering.

Autonomously Debugging Video Games

Autonomously Debugging Video Games

April 5, 2023

Computer science researchers create software that “learns” how to play a video game and fields it for glitches.

USC Viterbi computer science PhD student Heramb Nemlekar (left) and Assistant Professor Stefanos Nikolaidis aim to teach robots how to predict human preferences in assembly tasks. Photo/Keith Wang.

Robots Predict Human Intention for Faster Builds

April 3, 2023

In a new paper, USC computer science researchers “teach” robots how to predict human preferences in assembly tasks.


New Chip Design to Provide Greatest Precision in Memory to Date

March 29, 2023

Will enable powerful AI in your portable devices.

Peter Beerel & Gourav Datta

Smart(er) Cameras, A New Vision for the Future

March 28, 2023

USC Viterbi researchers partner with Samsung to develop energy saving, “self healing cameras.”

The Perfect Stitch: Training for Surgery Using AI

March 27, 2023

Computer scientists and clinicians are designing AI solutions to improve surgical training and create better patient outcomes.

Can language models reason in a real-world setting? USC researchers explored this question in a recent paper published at AAAI. Photo/iStock.

Teaching Robots to Perform Tasks Like Humans

March 14, 2023

USC computer science study addresses key challenge of teaching machines to perform tasks in realistic environments

Computer Science PhD student Named Apple Scholar

March 14, 2023

Xisen Jin selected for his work in speech and natural language processing

USC Alumni Paved Path for ChatGPT

March 9, 2023

From “eureka moment” to deployment, USC Viterbi alumni played a key role in the creation of ChatGPT

Synchronous live session of Introduction of Cyber Security module by Professor Clifford Neuman

Educating Armenia’s Best and Brightest

March 2, 2023

USC Viterbi collaborates with the National Polytechnic University of Armenia to offer an online program to select engineering students in Armenia

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Making a Computer Observe Like a Human

March 1, 2023

USC ISI Research team combines multiple types of machine learning techniques to improve how a program can identify people and things

ChatGPT: USC Experts Break Down What You Need to Know

February 28, 2023

USC computer science experts share their perspectives on the meteoric rise of generative AI application ChatGPT

ISI Names Two New Fellows

February 27, 2023

Researchers Ewa Deelman and Yolanda Gil have received USC Viterbi’s Information Sciences Institute’s highest honor. 

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USC Wins DARPA Map Feature Extraction Challenge

February 17, 2023

A joint team between USC Viterbi Information Sciences Institute and the University of Minnesota won first place in part of the DARPA AI for Critical Mineral Assessment Competition

Bistra Dilkina will unite diverse data sources on pangolin populations and crime, and design innovative artificial intelligence tools and data science platforms. Photo/Caitlin Dawson/iStock

Operation Pangolin Launches to Save World’s Most Trafficked Wild Mammal

February 16, 2023

Bistra Dilkina joins a global team addressing pangolin poaching and trafficking

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How Old Is Your Brain? Ask All The Hospitals

February 14, 2023

Researchers at USC’s Information Sciences Institute are proposing an artificial intelligence system that addresses several of the machine learning challenges in the medical space. 

Lead author Zhonghao Shi, a computer science Ph.D. student, and Kiwi, a robot tutor that is used for working with children with autism spectrum disorder. Photo/Anna Hsu.

Robot Tutors Read Children’s Emotions As They Learn

February 13, 2023

Bored? Frustrated? Tired? New AI models could help robots read emotions and provide more personalized feedback.

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Training Algorithms To Make Fair Decisions Using Private Data

February 7, 2023

USC Viterbi researchers have developed a fairness enhancing algorithm that also keeps data secure.

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Machines, Are They Smarter Than a Six-Year-Old?

February 6, 2023

Researchers at USC Viterbi’s Information Sciences Institute are developing an algorithm that teaches machines to learn without human supervision.

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USC Researchers Present 12 Papers at AAAI

February 6, 2023

USC researchers present 12 papers, and received a AAAI Classic Paper Award, at this leading venue for machine learning research

Using Robots to Fight Toxic Algae

February 2, 2023

USC computer scientists and biologists have teamed up to tackle harmful algae blooms using “smart” robots

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Streamlining Learning Curves in the Workplace with Machine Learning

January 31, 2023

ISI’s KNIC program works to build AI that can help new employees kick start their new jobs more efficiently

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Using Computer Generated Images to Create Unbiased Facial Recognition

January 3, 2023

Information Sciences Institute researchers use machine learning to invent an impartial way to recognize faces

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Lights, Camera…Stereotypes? Film Characters’ Actions Reflect Gender Bias 

December 21, 2022

A machine-learning framework developed by USC researchers reveals a pattern of stereotyped actions by male and female characters in films over 100-year period 

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USC Viterbi Researchers Named 2023 IEEE Fellows

December 15, 2022

USC Information Sciences Institute’s Carl Kesselman and Premkumar Natarajan, and Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Bhaskar Krishnamachari were elevated for their impactful research contributions.

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“Choose Your Own Adventure” – Teaching Machines To Think Before They Speak

December 8, 2022

USC Information Sciences Institute researchers are programming models to communicate like humans do

USC at EMNLP ’22

December 6, 2022

USC researchers present 17 papers at EMNLP 2022, one of the world’s top natural language processing conferences.

Illustration: Chris Kim

The Potentially Adverse Impact of Twitter 2.0 on Scientific and Research Communication

December 6, 2022

Is key data going to disappear? The science community is bracing for possible consequences.

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From Gadgets to Google: Jason Lin’s (’17) Journey to Make the World a Better Place

November 28, 2022

A USC computer science, business administration alumnus’ curiosity for algorithms and new environments pushes the frontiers of AI.

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Rescuing Local Journalism, One AI Tool At A Time

November 28, 2022

A USC Information Sciences Institute Ph.D. student uses artificial intelligence to develop models that streamline the process of building news stories from start to finish

From more transparent AI to better MRI technology and safer robots, USC research is advancing the state-of-the-art in machine learning at NeurIPS 2022. Photo/iStock.

USC at NeurIPS 2022

November 22, 2022

USC researchers present 23 papers at this leading venue for machine learning research.

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AI4Health: A Collab for the Future of Health Care 

November 22, 2022

USC’s Information Sciences Institute launches the Center on AI Research for Health.

USC Viterbi research team engineers new wheel-legged robots with advancements in speed, rolling and leverage legged motions

New Wheel-Legged Robots Navigate Terrain and Combat Obstacles Like Never Before

November 7, 2022

Research team engineers new wheel-legged robots with advancements in speed, rolling and leverage legged motions

Paul Bogdan (left) and PhD student Jayson Sia (PHOTO CREDIT: USC Viterbi)

A New Mathematical Model to Improve AI and Machine Learning

November 3, 2022

USC Researchers combine math, graphs, and one humble little plant

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The Reproducibility Crisis in Science – These Researchers Have a Fix

November 2, 2022

A team from USC’s Information Sciences Institute has developed a novel method for using AI and knowledge graphs to assess the trustworthiness of scientific research.

USC at IROS ‘22

October 26, 2022

USC researchers present 15 wide-ranging papers at IROS 2022, one of the world’s largest robotics conferences.

Emmanuel Johnson at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum

At the Heidelberg Laureate Forum: A Firsthand Account

October 25, 2022

ISI researcher Emmanuel Johnson networked with Nobel Laureates and talked shop with Turing Award Winners.

Yolanda Gil

Yolanda Gil Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Geoinformatics

October 21, 2022

The ISI researcher has brought artificial intelligence solutions to the geosciences.

Maryam Shanechi is the principal investigator on the grant (PHOTO CREDIT: Maryam Shanechi)

Shanechi Receives the One Mind 2022 Rising Star Award

October 19, 2022

Maryam Shanechi was honored for her unique engineering approach to mental health.

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What Will 2072 Look Like? Recorded Dreams and AI Friends! 

October 11, 2022

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of USC’s Information Sciences Institute, ISIers take a guess at what the next 50 years will bring.

This summer, visiting students participating in the USC Viterbi Robotics and Autonomous Systems REU Program visited NASA JPL with  Stefanos Nikolaidis, an assistant professor in computer science (center).

Student Roboticists’ Ideas Come to Life During Summer Research Program

October 7, 2022

Visiting students fast-tracked their robotics experience this summer at USC Viterbi’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

Eleven New Faculty Join USC’s Department of Computer Science

October 3, 2022

USC Viterbi’s Department of Computer Science welcomes a diverse group of new faculty members for the 2022/2023 academic year.

Danny Olivas

Artificial Intelligence in Space – USC’s Information Sciences Institute is on a Mission

October 3, 2022

Astronaut Danny Olivas joins ISI’s Visual Intelligence and Multimedia Analytics Laboratory (VIMAL) to look for ways to use AI in space.

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USC ISI Research Shows a Promising Future for Animal-like Computer Vision  

September 29, 2022

USC’s Information Sciences Institute researchers present a pathway for adapted biological retinae in machines so their vision can mimic animal eyes.

Haylee Mota, Sophomore Mechanical Engineering Major at USC Viterbi

Haylee Mota Can Only See Light and Shadows. Yet She Sees So Much More.

September 29, 2022

USC Viterbi sophomore reimagines telepresence robots for the visually impaired

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Science by Looking at Citations

September 26, 2022

USC’s Information Sciences Institute researchers used artificial intelligence to study gender disparities in science.

"Both Chloe and I had autistic friends in high school, and we thought that creating a product that could interpret emotions as vibrations could really help them,” Shannon Brownlee says. (Illustration/Weitong Mai)

Good Vibrations: Detecting Emotions from Speech Patterns

September 21, 2022

Computer science student Shannon Brownlee’s startup uses software to detect emotions from speech patterns, which could help people with autism.

Since 2019, Lauren Klein has been researching computer science and child development at the USC Interaction Lab. She is developing an automated system to model and support infant-caregiver interactions by detecting signs of toxic stress. (Illustration/Mikyung Lee)

Baby Talk: Detecting Signs of Toxic Stress in Infants

September 21, 2022

A computer science doctoral student is working with a local children’s hospital to help clinicians detect signs of toxic stress in infants using artificial intelligence.

USC’s Information Sciences Institute Celebrates its Golden Anniversary

September 19, 2022

ISIers past and present gathered for champagne, speeches and science fiction.

3 Professors are appointed to ISE

Joint Appointments to Bring New Expertise in Machine Learning, Algorithm Design, and Network Design to the Epstein Department

September 19, 2022

Mahdi Soltanolkotabi, Bistra Dilkina and Vishal Gupta will take up joint appointments in Industrial and Systems Engineering at USC Viterbi.

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A Prescription for the Future of Healthcare: AI, Databases and Video Games

September 14, 2022

As we celebrate USC’s Information Systems Institute’s 50th anniversary, we look back at the collaborations they’ve done in the medical field that have led to smarter, more efficient medical care.

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From Cell Phones to Siri – Most of Your Favorite Tech Can Be Traced Back to ISI

September 13, 2022

USC’s Information Sciences Institute, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, has played a pivotal role in the development of most of the tech you use every day.

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USC’s Information Sciences Institute Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation

September 12, 2022

From a three-man shop in 1972 to a 400+ person Institute, ISI continues to lead the way in computing research.

Digital transformation concept. System engineering. Binary code. Programming.

AI for Business: USC Marshall and USC Viterbi Announce Joint Undergraduate Degree

September 9, 2022

Degree will combine curricular expertise from the two schools for digital expertise in a rapidly changing world

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Legged Robots to Aid with Planetary Research

September 7, 2022

Feifei Qian is the lead researcher for a NASA grant that could significantly aid planetary explorations.

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Cracking the Code to Help Planet Earth

August 30, 2022

50 Years of ISI: How ISI has used computer science to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change and aid paleoclimatologists in natural disaster detection and management

Many asylum seekers face long waits in Mexico due to a shortage of translators for Indigenous language speakers. Photo/iStock.

Lost in Translation at the Border

August 24, 2022

A USC computer science student is developing natural language processing tools to tackle the translator shortage for Indigenous asylum seekers.

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8 Things You Didn’t Know Computer Scientists Did

August 22, 2022

At USC’s Information Sciences Institute, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, research is more than just zeros and ones for its researchers, students and alumni.

USC Provost Charles Zuckoski at ISI Photo credit/Magali Gruet

“We are more demanding of AI than we are of ourselves”

August 19, 2022

USC Provost toured the Information Sciences Institute and met with inspired Ph.D students

The students' research imagines a future where rovers could work in teams on remote planets far from home. Photo/iStock.

Trojans Win Student Design Contest with Autonomous Robots that ‘Learn’

August 16, 2022

Team of USC Viterbi students places first in a design competition on edge computing

Text prediction learns to be more inclusive when exposed to content from diverse audiences. Photo/iStock.

Busting Anti-Queer Bias in Text Prediction

August 11, 2022

New research at USC demonstrates how to train a popular language model to remove homophobic, anti-queer bias

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Finding Bugs Faster Than Hackers

August 8, 2022

USC Information Sciences Institute researchers have developed a novel approach to quickly identify security vulnerabilities.

Bekey, professor emeritus of computer science, electrical engineering and biomedical engineering, is considered one of the fathers of modern robotics (PHOTO CREDIT: USC Viterbi)

‘Bekey Changed My Life’

July 28, 2022

The robotics pioneer’s true gift is not with machines but with people

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Stefanos Nikolaidis Receives Agilent Early Career Professor Award

July 27, 2022

Computer Science Assistant Professor Stefanos Nikolaidis earns prestigious honor for his contributions to collaborative robotics.

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Machines can learn from fables

July 25, 2022

USC’s Information Sciences Institute uses short stories with moral implications to test human-like reasoning in AI

USC at ICML ‘22 Conference

July 21, 2022

USC researchers present 8 papers on notable topics including model explainability, game theory and multi-agent reinforcement learning.

Behnam Jafarpour

Behnam Jafarpour is new Energi Simulation Chair in Subsurface Energy Data Science

July 20, 2022

New role will support essential research harnessing AI and data science to manage subsurface resources and energy transition.

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Visual Misinformation Expert Wael AbdAlmageed Presents at Renaissance Weekend

July 14, 2022

Democracy, truth, and Artificial Intelligence collide at the prestigious event

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USC at the NAACL ’22 Conference: Gender Bias in AI, a Tool to Study News Revisions, and Methods to Avoid Toxic Content

July 11, 2022

Notable research also includes work on mitigating anti-queer bias and improvements for e-commerce stores.

USC researchers presented the latest developments in their work on topics such as AI-assisted fashion design, facial recognition, and AI-generated video and audio. Photo/iStock.

USC Presents Latest AI Findings at Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference

July 8, 2022

USC partnered with other universities and companies such as Microsoft in research on image and video generation, facial recognition, and more.

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USC ISI researchers track crypto pump-and-dump operations on social media

July 6, 2022

They monitored social media and showed attempts to inflate coins’ value are coordinated via conversations on various platforms.

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How Does the Nervous System Develop?

June 28, 2022

New model demonstrates how the nervous system learns to control the body and has implications for medical treatments and developing agile robots

Delivery robots are being trialed in cities in the U.S. and around the world. But most are controlled by a remote human pilot. Image/VCU Capital News

USC Viterbi Research to Streamline our Robot Delivery Future

June 22, 2022

A new study into optimized symbiotic vehicles for use in warehouses and for robot deliveries has been funded by Toyota’s University Research Program.

Bistra Dilkina Appointed as Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Early Career Chair

June 20, 2022

Dilkina was honored by Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg as the perfect “heroic engineer” at May 3 ceremony.

USC-Meta Center Brings Progress to AI Education and Research

June 16, 2022

The inaugural event introduced new initiatives and presented research to industry partners

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Folding, Cutting and Bending Our Way into a More Adaptable Future

June 9, 2022

USC researchers create new models to predict how new metamaterials behave, opening the door for applications in soft robotics and even space

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ISI researchers train artificial intelligence models to consider common-sense when generating responses

June 7, 2022

The goal: help those algorithms accurately predict a human’s next thought.

Apsy founder Tooraj Helmi (Photo/Courtesy of Tooraj Helmi)

What If AI Could Create a Custom App for Small Businesses…In Only 30 Minutes?

June 1, 2022

Apsy, led by Ph.D. candidate Tooraj Helmi, uses AI to develop inexpensive, quality apps for startups

Illustration/Michael Rogers

‘That’s Just Common Sense’. USC researchers find bias in up to 38.6% of ‘facts’ used by AI

May 26, 2022

A team of researchers from the USC Information Sciences Institute studied two AI databases to see if their data was fair. They found that it wasn’t.

Qinyi Luo's research will improve the efficiency of training AI systems. (PHOTO CREDIT: USC VITERBI)

USC Viterbi PhD Student Wins Meta Fellowship

May 23, 2022

The two-year fellowship will support the continued advancement of AI systems.

Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have developed a new method for computers to achieve that true texture — with the help of human beings.

Haptics Device Creates Realistic Virtual Textures

May 20, 2022

USC Viterbi computer scientists have created a user-driven haptics method that can generate dead-ringers for real-world textures.

Paul Chiou (left) and Ali Alotaibi.

Students improve mobile app accessibility for people with disabilities

May 19, 2022

Two USC Viterbi Ph.D. students aim to solve the size-based accessibility gap in our mobile applications

Rishi Malhan has a private piloting license he uses to explore Southern California's skies. PHOTO/RISHI MALHAN.

Trojan in the Sky

May 9, 2022

For USC Viterbi class of 2022 PhD Rishi Malhan, the future of robotics and sustainability lives in the skies.