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July 2007

The Newest AI Computing Tool: People

The problem of categorizing a fast-growing collection of documents on the Web may be solved by the individuals who use it on a daily basis, says USC Viterbi computer scientist, Kristina Lerman.

June 2007

Denice Denton Memorial

Denice Denton paved the way for excellence in engineering and science education in so many respects, always understanding that the path to excellence is linked with developing the talents of a truly diverse group of students, faculty, and other professionals. On June 24, 2007, the first anniversary of her death, we recognize her achievements and remember Denice for the enormously positive impact she had on science and engineering in the US.

Elaine Chew Selected as 2007–2008 Radcliffe Fellow

Radcliffe Institute Announces 2007–2008 Fellows and Their Projects

USC Team Earns Harvard Fellowships

Elaine Chew and Alexandre Francois are two of 51 scholars and scientists selected by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

May 2007

Good Taste Is No Accident

USC College neuroscientist Emily Liman reveals a pathway from the tongue to the brain.

Elaine Chew Promoted to Associate Professor

April 2007

Hanna Reisler and Amy Cassidy Honored with USC-Mellon Awards for Excellence in Mentoring

WiSE Research Fellows Present their Work at the Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work

March 2007

Eva Kanso Wins NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award

Eva Kanso, assistant professor in the Viterbi School’s Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, has won a highly competitive Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation.

Women in Physics Find Common Ground

The second annual conference hosted at USC encourages women to pursue graduate studies and inspires other universities to follow suit.

Hanna Reisler and Meghna Patel named 2007 “Remarkable Women”

Feburary 2007

Susan Forsburg named 2007 Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Fellow

January 2007

Keeping women in physics is aim of conference for undergrads

Elaine Chew Appointed as Assistant Professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

ISI (and ICT) Women WiSE Up

ISI hosts a delegation from USC’s Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) organization

Urbashi Mitra Elected Fellow of the IEEE

December 2006

Anna Krylov Awarded the 2007 Dirac Medal

October 2006

Six Viterbi Students Attend Women in Computing Conference

Department pays for attendance at “inspiring” gathering of 1300 female scientists

Morrison Appointed Vice Provost of Graduate Programs

ISI Associate Named to Prestigious NSF Advisory Board

The USC Information Science Institute’s Yolanda Gil has been has been appointed to the Advisory Committee of the Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation.

September 2006

Six New WiSE Faculty Join the USC College in 06-07

Autumn 2006

Kinder, Gentler Robots

Computer scientist Maja Mataric is developing a new breed of robots programmed to infiltrate our schools, hospitals, even retirement homes. Forget the Terminator. These machines aren’t killers. They’re care-givers.