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Field trip! #tbt #spiffyhats #classphoto #uscviterbi

Field trip! #tbt #spiffyhats #classphoto #uscviterbi

Welcome, new and returning students! Best of luck in the coming year. #uscviterbi #welcometousc #backtoschool

Welcome, new and returning students! Best of luck in the coming year. #uscviterbi #welcometousc #backtoschool

Find out more about Assistant Professor Megan McCain, recognized as a global innovator in this year’s MIT TR35. Her work is about personalized medicine and “organs on chips.”
“(With organs-on-chip) you can fail fast and fail cheap,” said McCain. “If something’s going to interact poorly in the human heart, you want to be able catch it early.”

Find out more about Assistant Professor Megan McCain, recognized as a global innovator in this year’s MIT TR35. Her work is about personalized medicine and “organs on chips.”

“(With organs-on-chip) you can fail fast and fail cheap,” said McCain. “If something’s going to interact poorly in the human heart, you want to be able catch it early.”

Find out more about Assistant Professor Maryam Shanechi, recognized as a global innovator in this year’s MIT TR35. Her work is about brain-machine interfaces!
“I realized that I could use the same engineering principles to decode a brain signal instead of a wireless signal, to understand the brain and treat its disorders, and to directly impact the lives of millions of patients. That’s what motivates me and gets me really excited.”

Find out more about Assistant Professor Maryam Shanechi, recognized as a global innovator in this year’s MIT TR35. Her work is about brain-machine interfaces!

“I realized that I could use the same engineering principles to decode a brain signal instead of a wireless signal, to understand the brain and treat its disorders, and to directly impact the lives of millions of patients. That’s what motivates me and gets me really excited.”

"Gladys, why are we holding up numbers inside an enormous cash register?"
“Shhhhhh.”
#tbt #uscviterbi

"Gladys, why are we holding up numbers inside an enormous cash register?"
“Shhhhhh.”
#tbt #uscviterbi

After losing her vision for 30 years, Lisa Kulik finds hope in the Argus II, the world’s first commercially available device to restore sight to the blind, co-invented and co-developed over a period of 25 years by Professor Mark Humayun, a USC ophthalmologist and biomedical engineer. You can read all about it in this fall’s USC Viterbi Magazine! #viterbimag #uscviterbi #engineering

After losing her vision for 30 years, Lisa Kulik finds hope in the Argus II, the world’s first commercially available device to restore sight to the blind, co-invented and co-developed over a period of 25 years by Professor Mark Humayun, a USC ophthalmologist and biomedical engineer. You can read all about it in this fall’s USC Viterbi Magazine! #viterbimag #uscviterbi #engineering

"What does this button do?"
“It’s something we’re working on that someday will allow people to share photos of their lunch with everyone they know.”

#uscviterbi #computerscience #thefuture #lunch #engineeringthefuture #engineering

"What does this button do?"
“It’s something we’re working on that someday will allow people to share photos of their lunch with everyone they know.”

#uscviterbi #computerscience #thefuture #lunch #engineeringthefuture #engineering

Happy Birthday, Neil Armstrong! (USC MS Aerospace ‘70)

Happy Birthday, Neil Armstrong! (USC MS Aerospace ‘70)

The Global Conference on Educational Robotics was held at @USC over the weekend. So many cool robots built and programmed by K-12 students! (Yes, even kindergarteners!) #robots #robotics #computerscience #programming #uscviterbi #uscbots

In memoriam: Xinran Ji, 24
Xinran’s love of building things told the tale of an evolving, gifted engineer. First, there was a simple and elegant feed forward controller model; a car that navigates itself by seeing in infrared; a clock that tells international time in a more human way; and finally, a drone that can park itself, fly sideways and stabilize its aerial position automatically.

In memoriam: Xinran Ji, 24

Xinran’s love of building things told the tale of an evolving, gifted engineer. First, there was a simple and elegant feed forward controller model; a car that navigates itself by seeing in infrared; a clock that tells international time in a more human way; and finally, a drone that can park itself, fly sideways and stabilize its aerial position automatically.

On a new episode of the USC Viterbi podcast, Popcorn and Jetpacks, we sit down for a conversation with Professor Andrea Armani.
Her research spans the fields of chemical engineering, materials science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering and chemistry. Listen to find out why Armani didn’t wind up being an astronaut, where she likes to vacation, and what she would research if she had unlimited funding.

On a new episode of the USC Viterbi podcast, Popcorn and Jetpacks, we sit down for a conversation with Professor Andrea Armani.

Her research spans the fields of chemical engineering, materials science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering and chemistry. Listen to find out why Armani didn’t wind up being an astronaut, where she likes to vacation, and what she would research if she had unlimited funding.

What an electrical engineering lab looked like 99 years ago. #tbt #uscviterbi

What an electrical engineering lab looked like 99 years ago. #tbt #uscviterbi

With artificial spines, muscle-controlled robots, and wearable devices that measure muscle activity, Provost Associate Professor Sanger is helping children with cerebral palsy and other movement disorders.
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With artificial spines, muscle-controlled robots, and wearable devices that measure muscle activity, Provost Associate Professor Sanger is helping children with cerebral palsy and other movement disorders.

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