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2010 News Archive

2010 News


Professor Peter Beerel is appointed as Faculty Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering
October 22, 2010
Peter Beerel, Associate Professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering is appointed as Faculty Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering. In this capacity, Peter will assist in launching and managing the newly endowed Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition. He will also serve to manage the relationship and coordination with related USC-wide efforts.
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Massoud Pedram, Keynote Speaker at The International Workshop on IT and Future Society
October 14, 2010
Massoud Pedram, Professor of EE at USC, delivered a keynote speech entitled "Energy Efficient Enterprise Computing and Green Datacenters" at the International Workshop on IT and Future Society, Jeju Island, South Korea on October 8th, 2010.
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Weirong Jiang and Viktor Prasanna Win Best Paper Award
August 17, 2010
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Ph.D.student Weirong Jiang and his advisor Viktor Prasanna won a best paper award at the recent International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing (HPSR 2010). The paper is entitled "Architecture-Aware Data Structure Optimization for Power-Efficient Internet Protocol (IP) Lookup."
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Murali Annavaram Is An NSF CAREER Award Recipient
August 11, 2010
Murali Annavaram, assistant professor in our department, has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This prestigious award supports the early career-development activities of faculty who most effectively integrate research and education within their academic institutions.
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Mark Redekopp Promoted to Associate Professor of Engineering Practice
July 15, 2010
Mark received his B.S. in Computer Engineering/Computer Science from USC 1999 and his M.S. in Computer Engineering from USC in 2001. He was appointed Lecturer at USC in 2002, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2005.
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Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering Professor Bhaskar Krishnamachari Recieves the 2010 F.E. Terman Award
July 14, 2010
Bhaskar Krishnamachari, associate professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2010 Frederick Emmons Terman Award of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Electrical and Computer Engineering Division.
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Professor Melvin Breuer presented an invited paper at the prestigious IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference
July 12, 2010
Professor Melvin Breuer presented an invited paper at the prestigious IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference in June, 2010 held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim Calif. Breuer discussed the controversial yet titillating concept of using defective VLSI chips in applications where they result in acceptable performance to the end user.
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Graduate Student Wins Competitive Grant From Qualcomm
June 30, 2010
Viterbi School graduate student Viviane Ghaderi has won a $100,000 competitive grant from the wireless telecommunications and technology company Qualcomm. The grant will enable research into how the brain's non-neuron parts contribute to brain function. Her advisor on the project is professor Alice Parker at the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering.
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Best Paper Award, HPSR 2010:
June 07, 2010
Viktor Prasanna and Ph.D. student, Weirong Jiang received the Best Paper Award for the International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing (HPSR 2010). The Best Paper Award ceremony will take place at the Frontier of Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas on June 15th.
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Team Led By Ming Hsieh EE Student Scott Moeller Wins Best Paper Award
April 14, 2010
Bhaskar Krishnamachari's research group, with Ph.D. student Scott Moeller as the principal author, received the best paper award for the information processing (IP) track at the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN, April 2010).
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Rahul Jain Receives NSF CAREER Award
February 23, 2010
Rahul Jain, assistant professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Systems, has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This prestigious award supports the early career-development activities of faculty who most effectively integrate research and education within their academic institutions.
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Prasanna Wins AAAs Honors
January 12, 2010
Viktor Prasanna (EE-S, CS)and two other Viterbi School faculty are now Fellows of the American Society for the Advancement of Science. " The election of Mike, Shri and Viktor as AAAS Fellows is a great testament to their caliber and accomplishments and reflects highly on the whole faculty of the Viterbi School." said Dean Yannis C. Yortsos. "I cannot be more pleased with their recognition, which is surely only one of many to come."
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