Socially Assistive Robot Helps Children with Autism Learn
USC researchers developed personalized learning robots for children with autism and studied whether the robots could autonomously gauge the child’s engagement in long-term, in-home therapeutic interventions.
He’s Worked His Entire Life To Support His Family; Now, He’s Pursuing A Dream Of His Own
Incoming freshman Dresden Kershaw reflects on the uphill journey that has brought him to USC Viterbi.
How To Reduce Bias in AI? Selective Amnesia.
AI Affects Your Credit Scores and Loans, But It’s Not Immune to Bias. USC Researchers Are Helping It Forget.
It’s Not Magic, It’s Science: Predicting the Future
USC Viterbi’s Information Sciences Institute pairs human “forecasters” with AI to develop better predictive technology
A Potential New Weapon Against Deadly Brain and Soft Tissue Cancers
New drug combination hopes to exploit metabolic habits of glucose-hungry cancer cells
A Digital Pick Me Up: New Start-Up Provides “Empathetic AI”
Blue Fever, a burgeoning company in the Viterbi Startup Garage, helps uplift the spirits of Gen Z girls and young women
Could This Nearly Invincible Drone Be the Future of Disaster Relief?
A new artificially intelligent drone control system, designed by USC researchers, allows drones to withstand pushing, kicking and even colliding with objects.
How To Mend A Broken Heart, If You’re A Zebrafish
Researchers at USC Viterbi designed and built a device that keeps zebrafish hearts alive longer than ever to give us insights into how to repair a broken heart
New Nanoparticle Can Turn Carbon Emissions Into Fuel, Sustainably
USC Viterbi researchers partner with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on technology to convert CO2 to hydrocarbon fuels and usable materials.
A Future Sound “Computer”?
USC researchers create smart materials that can mimic electrical devices by triggering different responses to sound.
Baby’s Kicks Provide Clues About Infant Development
Recent paper on using robots to detect early signs of autism or ADHD receives award in “Computer Science for Social Good” competition.
Is There Life on Mars? With the Right Tools, There Could Be.
A team of USC students is one of 10 finalists awarded $10K to build a water extraction tool for NASA’s Moon to Mars challenge.
Zach Flores Wants to Bring Fun Back to Video Games
The USC Viterbi student is developing a 90’s nostalgia-inspired VR game that expands the horizons of what a modern video game can be.
Some Wastewater Reuse Processes Can Lead to Undesired Byproducts
Potable water reuse is a boon for sustainability, but USC researchers warn of potentially toxic byproducts.
Making 3-D Printing Smarter With Machine Learning
Manufacturers, medical device companies and the general public will soon have access to powerful AI-driven 3-D printing software, the result of six years of research.
Constantine Sideris Awarded Air Force Young Investigator Grant
USC Viterbi assistant professor receives recognition for his work to improve phototonic integrated circuits
A Star Is Born
Penelope Hocking, the Pac-12 Women’s Soccer Freshman of the Year in 2018 and a sophomore majoring in computer science, shines on the pitch and in the classroom.
What If Cell Service Was Portable?
USC students launch Beamlink to provide the first ultraportable, low cost cellular base station for disaster relief and rural connectivity.
All-Star Amazon Intern, Leader and STEM Advocate
Ava DeLaCruz is making waves as a former Amazon Future Engineer intern, current director of service for USC Women in Computing and incoming software engineering intern at Facebook. And she’s just getting started.
Miniaturizing Optical Gyroscopes
USC Viterbi Researcher Makes An Important Advancement in Navigation and Automation
Sea-Level Rise Could Reshape the United States, Trigger Migration Inland
Climate change-driven sea-level rise could trigger mass migration of Americans to inland cities, finds new AI study
New Study Finds AI as Viable Tool to Detect Changes in Patients’ Mental Health
Software detects changes in clinical states in voice data for patients with bipolar, schizophrenia and depressive disorders as accurately as attending doctors
Hard Work Pays Off
USC Viterbi freshman Jovani Esparza, a first-generation scholarship student, has worked since age 10 to support his family
Pegasus Research Team Discovers Errors for a Win
Team recognized for “transformative contribution” to computing research with surprising discovery