Newly published data from USC has shown a stem-cell derived implant designed to improve vision for patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration can safely be inserted into the eye and without the need for long-term immunosuppressants.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected three USC faculty to become AAAS Fellows in 2021: Andrea Armani, Yannis Yortsos, and Mark Humayun.
On Nov. 17, 2021, the USC Stevens Center for Innovation hosted its 14th Annual USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase, where USC student entrepreneurs pitched their startup and business ideas to compete for over $30,000 in cash prizes and additional in-kind awards (valued at over $30,000).
Spellcheck for Bias is a digital tool developed by the Geena Davis Institute in partnership with the Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory at USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering.
The new architecture, called “Pretty Good Phone Privacy” or PGPP, decouples phone connectivity from authentication and billing by anonymizing personal identifiers sent to cell towers. The software-based solution does not alter cellular network hardware.
This year’s TAG awards total $250,000 and will fund five projects in life sciences and physical sciences across a diverse range of fields at four USC schools: Dornsife, Keck, Pharmacy, and Viterbi.
Just last year, this sampler was used to better understand the spread of COVID-19, an unexpected but logical adaption, Sioutas said. “COVID-19 is nothing more than an aerosol,” he said. “We can look at it the same way as all other particulate air pollutants.”
The Stevens Center recently received a private donation from a USC alumna specifically to support the Technology Advancement Grants (TAG) program. Diane Kneis made the donation in her daughter, Christina Kneis's, name. Christina earned a BS in mechanical engineering from Viterbi.
The National Academy of Engineering announced that Professors Jong-Shi Pang and Azad Madni of the Viterbi School of Engineering have been inducted in the organization’s latest round of members.
Three professors in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have been named as Fellows to the Association for Computing Machinery.