New Faculty Joining the Viterbi School of Engineering include 3 new WiSE Faculty Andrea Armani, Burcin Becerik, and Michelle Povinelli arrive at USC in Fall 2008.
Professor of Computer Science, Maja Mataric, is the the director of the Viterbi School’s Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems and Senior Associate Dean for Research. She recently appeared on Paul Peterson’s Channel 35 weekly discussion show to explain her vision of mechanical creatures who can help the elderly.
USC Ph.D. student Lisa Alpert (Earth Sciences) and her family were featured in the US News and World Report 2009 Edition “America’s Best Graduate Schools” as a recipient of a WiSE Child Care Subsidy.
With a $3.9 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, USC College researcher Katrina Edwards will lead a first-of-its-kind drilling expedition to study subseafloor life.
Amy Rechenmacher, an assistant professor in the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has won a highly competitive National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for her work in granular behavior and geotechnical engineering applications.
Surpassing the national average, 50% of the USC Biomedical Engineering Bachelors degrees were awarded to women. This information was reported in the October 2007 issue of the ASEE Prism magazine.
CS Department, WiSE, and Viterbi join forces to send students to annual gathering.
Two women faculty specializing in photonics and health care systems engineering will become assistant professors in the Viterbi School of Engineering in 2008: Michelle Lynn Povinelli of Stanford University and Shinyi Wu of The RAND Corp.
Mataric, professor of computer science and neuroscience, was honored “for research in robotics, service to K-12 education, and as president of the Academic Senate and senior associate dean for research (in the USC Viterbi School).”
WiSE Faculty featured in the Fall 2007 issue of the USC Viterbi Engineer Magazine
Ellis Meng, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been named to an early career chair for her exceptional research contributions.
The U.S. Office of CyberInfrastructure recently gave a 3-year grant to Ewa Deelman’s project, which, says Deelman, “automatically chains dependent tasks together, so that a single scientist can complete complex computations that once required many different people.”
Shinyi Wu, a RAND Corporation engineer who joins the Viterbi School’s Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering faculty in January, 2008, was recently honored by RAND for “outstanding contributions to furthering RAND’s mission of improving policy and decision making through research and analysis.”