News - 2021

Synced: Rice University, IBM & USC Study Pushes Quantum State Tomography Beyond Current Computation Capabilities

April 26, 2021 In a new paper, researchers from Rice University, IBM and the University of Southern California propose a novel quantum state reconstruction algorithm that extends the applicability of quantum tomography to larger systems and is orders of magnitude faster than state-of-the-art approaches while matching or improving accuracy. Read More

Jay Pujara and Craig Knoblock win JP Morgan Award for their work on Hybrid Knowledge Graphs

April 20, 2021 Whether you're looking up the weather forecast in Los Angeles or the newest releases playing in theatres around you, knowledge graphs are constantly being used to assist us in understanding and connecting ideas. Read More >

Riding the Quantum Limit

April 16, 2021 As life gets more digital, the need for highly secure communications is becoming more important. Telecommunications, which is what keeps us all connected in the modern world, is much more vulnerable to cyber attacks compared to other industries like banking and retail. Read More >

The Block Busters: USC Researchers Find New Methods to Quantify IP Blocklisting

April 15, 2021 There's no dearth of information on how to block people from social and mobile accounts. But what about when you get blocked by your own internet service provider (ISP)? Read More >

Using AI to Decode Unique Cultures

April 13, 2021 If global health crises in the last six years have taught us anything is that understanding the impact of culture on human behavior, and ultimately policy, can save lives. Read More >

The Intercept: USC Researchers Find that Facebook's Ad Algorithm Perpetuates Gender Bias

April 12, 2021 A University of Southern California study provides still more evidence that the company's ad targeting illegally discriminates. Read More

Looking For An Internship as a High School Student? Read About Kelsie's Experience at USC ISI

March 30, 2021 Despite their high qualifications, women make up only a quarter of jobs in the tech industry today. Compared to their male counterparts, theyâ&euro&tradere less likely to follow career paths in coding, machine learning, and other avenues of tech due to an underlying but overwhelming gender disparity that exists within the industry. Read More >

Mayank Kejriwal Recognized for Public Engagement Work

March 30, 2021

Research assistant professor in the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mayank Kejriwal has been honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science as a finalist in the Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science. Kejriwal is the first USC faculty member to be recognized in the 11-year history of the awards.

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Symposium on the Future of AI: Will AIs Ever Be One of Us?

March 1, 2021 We all interact with AI systems, but they don't interact with people in the same way that we interact with one another. They know very little, do very little, and learn very little compared to humans. Read More >

Do Humans Trust AI Coworkers?

February 18, 2021 Tony Stark, a.k.a Iron Man, is a genius with an incredibly strong, rocket-powered suit. But he's not alone. Read More >

Join ISI's Rising Star Internship Program for a Unique Educational Experience!

February 17, 2021 Rising Star is a unique internship program offered by USC's Information Sciences Institute for highly motivated, academically exceptional individuals who are seeking admission to Viterbi School of Engineering's Master of Science program. Read More >

USC ISI to Host Inaugural Pegasus Users Group Meeting

February 4, 2021 On February 23 and 25, USC's Information Sciences Institute will be hosting the first ever Pegasus Users Group (PUG) Meeting. The virtual workshop will provide a space for Pegasus users and collaborators to interact with developers and share their feedback about the software. Read More >

2020 IEEE Award: Behind the "Screens" with Scientists Stephen Casner and Eve Schooler

January 27, 2021 In the digital age of the pandemic, when we're more dependent on the Internet than ever, it's hard to imagine a time when the world wasn't so connected through our screens. However, the beginnings of the Internet were not as far away as we may think. Read More >

Crafting Common Sense into AI Models Through Gameplay

January 25, 2021 Humans are highly adaptable creatures. Whether it be learning from past experience or understanding social expectations, we move from one situation to another with ease. For artificial intelligence, adapting to new situations is not as easy. Read More >