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2008 News Archive

2008 News


Timothy Pinkston of the Ming Hsieh EE Faculty was Elected IEEE Fellows
December 19, 2008
Timothy Pinkston was recently elected Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE) Fellows.
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Ming Hsieh EE Faculty Kostas Psounis Elected Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior Members
December 18, 2008
Kostas Psounis, of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering of the Viterbi School of Engineering in Computer Engineering, was recently elected as Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior Members.
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Peter Beerel to Receive the 2008 Outstanding Engineer Award for the IEEE Region 6 Southern Area
December 18, 2008
Prof. Beerel's research field is in asynchronous circuits and design tools. Asynchronous circuits have many benefits in high performance network and interconnection applications. They offer lower delay and consume less energy than functionally equivalent synchronous circuits because they do not clock unless useful data is actually being processed. Peter is one of the leading research pioneers in this subject.
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Viktor Prasanna to Receive a 2009 Outstanding Engineering Alumnus Award of the Pennsylvania State University
December 18, 2008
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering faculty member Viktor Prasanna will receive a 2009 Outstanding Engineering Alumnus Award of the Pennsylvania State University. Each year the Penn State College of Engineering honors the professional achievements of a select group from more than 75,000 living graduates. The award will be conferred in a ceremony on April 27, 2009 at the Penn State campus.
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Viktor Prasanna is Co-director of the Center for Research and Education in Advanced Software Technologies
September 22, 2008
USC Viterbi School of Engineering launched a new software research and education center at USC funded by Infosys. The center is the first to be supported outside of India by Bangalore-based Infosys. Professor Viktor Prasanna is co-director of the center.
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Bound for Market?
August 29, 2008
Peter Beerel's new company TimeLess Design Automation is highlighted in a Trojan Family Magazine article.
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Rahul Jain will join our CENG faculty in August 2008 as Assistant Professor
August 15, 2008
I am very pleased to announce that Rahul Jain will join our Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering faculty in August 2008 as Assistant Professor.
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Murali Annavaram is a recipient of the 2008 IBM Faculty Awards
August 13, 2008
Murali Annavaram is a recipient of the 2008 IBM Faculty Awards. The IBM Faculty Awards are a competitive worldwide program intended to: foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities worldwide and those in IBM research and development; and promote courseware and curriculum innovation to stimulate growth in disciplines that are strategic to IBM.
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New Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions Design Automation of Electronic System
June 10, 2008
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Bhaskar Krishnamachari has been honored with the Mellon Award for Excellence in Mentoring
April 12, 2008
Bhaskar Krishnamachari has been honored with the Mellon Award for Excellence in Mentoring in the category “Faculty to Graduate Mentoring.”
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Innovation Inside Awards Announced
February 14, 2008
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CENG and Marketing students Team Up for Interdisciplinary Capstone Design Course
February 14, 2008
The Electrical Engineering department’s embedded system design course, taught by Dr. Allan Weber and Mark Redekopp has teamed up with students from the Marshall School’s new product development marketing class taught by Dr. Therese Wilbur.
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Best Paper Award Announcement
January 16, 2008
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Entrepreneurs Eye First Look Funds
January 11, 2008
LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL: A story featured the conference First Look LA, co-sponsored by USC, UCLA and Caltech and held this year at USC. The conference brings together academic entrepreneurs and investors. Peter Beerel of the USC Viterbi School was among the academic entrepreneurs at the event, the story noted. "I've been involved in start-ups before, but this time it's my baby," said Beerel, whose proposed company Timeless Design Automation has patented technology aimed at enhancing the processing power and battery life of cell phones. The conference provides a way for the three institutions to showcase early-stage opportunities from their academics, the article reported.
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