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A Beautiful Find: Facilitating Schizophrenia Research

Think "big data," and schizophrenia research probably isn't the first subject that comes to mind. But that's exactly what a USC Information Sciences Institute team is pursuing. Part of a national coalition to foster novel schizophrenia research, ISI is making brain-imaging data far easier to access and integrate across disparate sources â&euro" including relational, specialized neuroimaging and clinical patient databases.

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ISI Recognizes Two Outstanding Summer Interns

Two Information Sciences Institute (ISI) summer interns, Chenyou Fan and Katayoun Neshatpour, have been named ISI's Director's Interns, 2017, in recognition of their exceptional research and dedication to creating innovative, impactful and potentially game-changing technologies.

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Everything a computer wanted to know about humans (But was too afraid to ask).

Computers can outperform the greatest minds in many challenges, but while new approaches in machine learning are making in huge strides, from classifying images to understanding languages, machines still fall short in other areas.

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Better Than Ever

July 13, 2017

ISI today attracts more federal research funding than at any comparable time in its 45-year history. And the growing institute recently opened a new office in Greater Boston.

For more than four decades, the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI) has made an outsize contribution to advancing information processing, computer and communications technologies.

ISI, a unit of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and one of the nation's most impactful university-affiliated computer research institutes, helped create the protocol architecture of the Internet; invented and developed the Domain Name System (.com, .net, etc.); and features the gold standard of cybersecurity groups in DETERLab. Its areas of expertise include intelligent systems, such as natural language, and machine translation; informatics focused on medical applications; novel electronics; and high-performance computing, including quantum techniques.

ISI's distinguished past notwithstanding, the institute's present and future hold even more promise. As it prepares to celebrate its 45th anniversary, ISI has attracted more government funding for more major projects in the last couple of years than at any time in its history. In 2016 alone, research awards exceeded $100 million in federal dollars.

Under the leadership of Prem Natarajan, a former executive vice president and principal scientist at Raytheon BBN Technologies, ISI has also just opened a new office in Greater Boston to complement its facilities in Marina del Rey and Northern Virginia.Read More

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Feature Story

Better Than Ever

July 13, 2017

ISI today attracts more federal research funding than at any comparable time in its 45-year history. And the growing institute recently opened a new office in Greater Boston.

For more than four decades, the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI) has made an outsize contribution to advancing information processing, computer and communications technologies.

ISI, a unit of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and one of the nation's most impactful university-affiliated computer research institutes, helped create the protocol architecture of the Internet; invented and developed the Domain Name System (.com, .net, etc.); and features the gold standard of cybersecurity groups in DETERLab. Its areas of expertise include intelligent systems, such as natural language, and machine translation; informatics focused on medical applications; novel electronics; and high-performance computing, including quantum techniques.

ISI's distinguished past notwithstanding, the institute's present and future hold even more promise. As it prepares to celebrate its 45th anniversary, ISI has attracted more government funding for more major projects in the last couple of years than at any time in its history. In 2016 alone, research awards exceeded $100 million in federal dollars.

Under the leadership of Prem Natarajan, a former executive vice president and principal scientist at Raytheon BBN Technologies, ISI has also just opened a new office in Greater Boston to complement its facilities in Marina del Rey and Northern Virginia.Read More