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USC Stem Cell study identifies molecular “switch” that turns precursors into kidney cells

Kidney development is a balancing act between the self-renewal of stem and progenitor cells to maintain and expand their numbers, and the differentiation of these cells into more specialized cell types. In a new study in the journal eLife from Andy McMahon’s laboratory… Read more

Pitch coaching for USC student entrepreneurs

USC Stevens Center for Innovation is offering pitch coaching to USC students who are planning to pitch a startup or business idea. The Stevens Center has partnered with startup pitch coaches Patrick Henry and Luke Brown to host an educational… Read more

Stevens Center welcomes two new staff members

Michael Nornberg, J.D., and Melissa Whorton joined the USC Stevens Center for Innovation team in January. Michael is a Licensing Associate and Melissa is the Contracts Manager, Intellectual Property. Prior to joining the Stevens Center, Nornberg practiced as a patent… Read more

USC and other leading universities launch joint technology licensing program

USC has joined a coalition of leading research universities that aims to boost the transfer of researchers’ patented technologies and inventions to companies. All told, 15 universities are members of the limited liability corporation University Technology Licensing Program (UTLP): USC,… Read more

USC Viterbi professors inducted into National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering announced that Jong-Shi Pang, Epstein Family Chair and professor of industrial and systems engineering, and Azad Madni, professor of astronautical engineering and executive director of USC’s Systems Architecting and Engineering Program, have been inducted in… Read more

Three USC Viterbi researchers elected as ACM Fellows

Three professors in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have been named as Fellows to the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a prestigious honor that recognizes individuals among a select group of computing leaders around the world. The USC researchers… Read more

Two USC Viterbi professors named IEEE Fellows

USC Viterbi School of Engineering Professors Yolanda Gil and Craig Knoblock of USC’s Information Sciences Institute have been honored as 2021 Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement… Read more

Developing a deep learning-based portable diagnostic system for sleep apnea syndrome detection

The American Sleep Apnea Association estimates that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, and that 80 percent of the cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea are undiagnosed. It is most common in men over 40, especially those… Read more

Three USC Faculty Elected as Fellows to National Academy of Inventors

University of Southern California professors Keith Chugg, Jay Kuo, and Gerald Loeb have been elected as Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the highest professional distinction awarded to academic inventors. All three are professors with the USC Viterbi… Read more

Six USC researchers elected to AAAS

Six USC researchers have been elected as fellows to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a prestigious honor from the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society. They are: Yolanda Gil, Research Professor of Computer Science and Spatial Sciences… Read more

Next-Generation Liquid Biopsy Technology Licensed to Epic Sciences

Epic Sciences and USC Michelson Center Convergent Science Institute in Cancer recently announced a new partnership. USC Stevens Center for Innovation helped USC’s Dr. Peter Kuhn with the process of executing the license and collaboration agreement with Epic Sciences. The… Read more

USC Startup Behavioral Signals Voted Innovative Company of the Year in AI

Behavioral Signals, a startup company based on the research of USC Professor Shrikanth “Shri” Narayanan, received a 2020 Hacker Noon Noonies Award for “Innovative Company of the Year: Artificial Intelligence Technology.” The Noonies Awards are determined by votes from Hacker… Read more

USC startups to present at First Look SoCal Showcase

Microscape and Optimal IC Technologies, two startups with roots at the University of Southern California have been selected to present at the upcoming First Look SoCal Showcase. This annual event hosted by the Alliance for SoCal Innovation, Alexandria Real Estate… Read more

USC Researchers Develop First-in-Class Polarization and Color Sensitive Infrared Detectors

By Peijean Tsai, USC Stevens Center for Innovation Published: August 11, 2020 Two investigators at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering are leading research efforts to develop a new cutting-edge infrared detector technology that could enable a wide range of… Read more

USC Professors Earn IEEE Honors

Two University of Southern California researchers are among the latest to be recognized with prestigious honors by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Congratulations to Professor Paul Daniel Dapkus and Professor Mark Humayun who have each won medals… Read more

Stevens Center Awards 2020 Technology Advancement Grants to USC Researchers

For the fourth consecutive year, USC Stevens Center for Innovation has awarded Technology Advancement Grants (TAG) to University of Southern California researchers. This year’s TAG awards total $150,000 and will fund three projects across a diverse range of fields at… Read more

USC Computer Science Professor Wins Most Influential Paper Award

USC Professor of Computer Science Nenad Medvidović was recognized with the honor of the Most Influential Paper Award at the 15th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS 2020). The award recognizes his 2007 paper, “An… Read more

USC joins leading universities in expediting COVID-19 technologies

USC Stevens Center for Innovation, the technology licensing office for the University of Southern California, has partnered with leading universities worldwide and created a humanitarian use express license agreement to accelerate the transfer and development of COVID-19 discoveries into solutions… Read more

Stevens Center Recognizes USC Researchers for 2019 Achievements

Each spring for the past several years the USC Stevens Center for Innovation has hosted a special reception to celebrate inventors at the University of Southern California. Researchers whose technology was licensed for the first time during the previous calendar… Read more

COVID-19 Research and Technologies at USC

Researchers at USC are working on a wide range of topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Stevens Center for Innovation homepage links to a searchable database of COVID-19 technologies that are available from USC and other institutions. Summaries of… Read more