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2009 News Archive

2009 News


Appointment of Professor Krishnamachari to Ming Hsieh Faculty Fellow in Electrical Engineering
September 25, 2009
Bhaskar Krishnamachari has been appointed as the inaugural Ming Hsieh Faculty Fellow in Electrical Engineering, effective August 16, 2009. The appointment recognizes Bhaskar's exceptional distinction and promise as an Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering.
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Viktor Prasanna Received the Outstanding Achievement Award
September 25, 2009
Viktor Prasanna received the outstanding achievement award at the 2009 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP '09). The citation reads: In Recognition of His Leadership and Outstanding Research Contributions to the Field of Reconfigurable Computing.
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Viktor Prasanna keynote speaker for the 2009 International Conference on Engineering of Reconfigurable Systems and Algorithms
September 25, 2009
Viktor Prasanna gave a keynote address at the 2009 International Conference on Engineering of Reconfigurable Systems and Algorithms. The meeting was held July 14-16. The title of his keynote was Algorithm Design for Reconfigurable Computing Systems.
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Dr Alice Parker - Featured Speaker at the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research State Conference
September 25, 2009
Dr. Alice Parker is the features speaker at the North Dakota EPSCoR Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) State Conference on September 24, 2009. Dr. Parker, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Southern California, studies the feasibility of creating a synthetic brain with the use of carbon nanotubes.
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Mark Redekopp Paper was accepted at the 2009 ASEE Annual Conference
September 25, 2009
A Fully Interdisciplinary Approach to Capstone Design Courses. This paper reviews and publishes the piloting of a program to mix the embedded systems capstone design course in the Ming Hsieh department of Electrical Engineering with Marketing 446, New Product Development and Fine Arts 402, Advanced Design Projects. Teams of students from their respective disciplines work together to define, prototype, and market a consumer electronic device.
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Mark Redekopp was Awarded the Provost;s Teaching with Technology Grant
September 25, 2009
USC faculty members Steven Anderson, Glenn Clark and Mark Redekopp were awarded the provost's Teaching With Technology grants on May 26, 2009. Redekopp is a senior lecturer in electrical engineering at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Redekopp received a grant of $9,500 to create an "inverted classroom" where traditional lecture material comprising basic knowledge transfer and low-level details are moved into video modules that can be accessed by students outside the classroom.
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Appointment of Timothy Pinkston as Sr. Associate Dean of Engineering
August 25, 2009
The appointment of Electrical Engineering Professor Timothy Pinkston as Sr. Associate Dean of Engineering will be on enhancing faculty and student recruitment and retention efforts across the school.
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Jeff Draper Promoted to Research Associate Professor
July 16, 2009
Jeff Draper has been promoted to Research Associate Professor in our Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, effective immediately. Jeff received the B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1987, and an M.S.E. and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas Austin, in 1990 and 1993 respectively.
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Massoud Pedram: Keynote Speaker at the 18th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks
May 20, 2009
Pedram to deliver the keynote speech at the 18th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, which will be held in San Francisco, CA, August 2-6, 2009. The title of his talk is "Green Computing: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Information Processing Systems in an Energy-Constrained World."
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Sandeep Gupta Receives USC Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Service Awards
May 20, 2009
Sandeep Gupta was among three USC faculty honored as recipient of this year's USC Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Service Awards. Sandeep Gupta was cited for his exceptional contributions as chair of the Engineering Faculty Council, the Viterbi Information Technology Advisory Committee (VITAC), and the Faculty Handbook Committee.
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Murali Annavaram elected ACM Senior Member
May 11, 2009
Murali Annavaram was recently elected to the rank of Senior Member by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The criteria for advancement to this rank are: technical leadership (including research and education); technical contributions (including publications and textbooks); and professional contributions (service).
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Timothy Pinkston elected ACM Senior Member
May 11, 2009
Timothy Pinkston was recently elected to the rank of Senior Member by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The criteria for advancement to this rank are: technical leadership (including research and education); technical contributions (including publications and textbooks); and professional contributions (service).
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Kostas Psounis promoted to Associate Professor!
May 05, 2009
Konstantinos (Kostas) Psounis has been promoted to Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, with tenure, effective immediately. Kostas received the Diploma (B.S.) in electrical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1997, and the M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1999 and 2003 respectively.
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Alice Parker to Receive the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education
May 05, 2009
Alice Parker will be the 2009 recipient of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education. This award recognizes and honors outstanding women engineering educators who have an exceptional record in teaching engineering students, along with strong records of research and service.
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Kostas Psounis elected ACM Senior Member
April 24, 2009
Konstantinos (Kostas) Psounis of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering was recently elected to the rank of Senior Member by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The criteria for advancement to this rank are: technical leadership (including research and education); technical contributions (including publications and textbooks); and professional contributions (service).
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Murali Annavaram Elected IEEE Senior Member
April 24, 2009
Murali Annavaram of our department was recently elected as Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior Member. Qualifications for this distinction are at least ten years of professional practice and five years of significant performance as demonstrated by substantial engineering responsibility or achievement, publication of engineering and technical papers, books or inventions, and the development and teaching of engineering courses.
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Green Computing
March 17, 2009
Dr. Pedram will deliver the keynote talk at the Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI in Boston, Massachusetts on May 11, 2009. The title of his talk is "Green Computing: Reducing Energy Cost and Carbon Footprint of Information Processing Systems."
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General Co-chair of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium
March 16, 2009
Massoud Pedram will serve as the General Co-chair of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Paris, France (May 30-June, 2010)
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