Frontiers of Computing
Recognized as one of the world’s most forward-thinking private research universities, USC is leading a major effort to stimulate the growth of advanced computing in Los Angeles, with the ultimate goal of dramatically expanding its impact on our region and the world.
USC faculty and students are leading the way
USC selected by Department of Defense for Microelectronics Commons hubSeptember 20, 2023The university will lead one of eight regional innovation hubs funded by the CHIPS and Science Act.
How AI will affect the future of medicineSeptember 15, 2023“It’s not that AI will replace the physician,” says Dean Carolyn Meltzer of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. “It’s that the physician who uses AI will replace the physician who does not use AI.”
AI meets policing: USC leads LAPD body cam studySeptember 14, 2023New research using artificial intelligence aims to improve officer interactions with the public.
Celebrating the newly named Thomas Lord Department of Computer ScienceSeptember 9, 2023The naming gift is part of the university’s ambitious Frontiers of Computing initiative, the largest and most comprehensive academic initiative in USC history.
Can AI teach other AI? USC researchers say yesAugust 21, 2023People learn a lot by sharing and exchanging information. USC Viterbi experts say that computers can do the same with other computers.
New processor could vastly improve AI computing efficiencyAugust 10, 2023Study conducted by team including USC and MIT researchers shows a 100x improvement over previous technology.
Controversy brings opportunity: USC experts navigate tough questions about AIAugust 7, 2023New center and initiative position the university as a leading institution on artificial intelligence policy discussions, best practices and ethical decision-making.
What are Hollywood actors and writers afraid of? AIAugust 7, 2023A USC cinema scholar explains how AI is upending the movie and TV business.
Researchers confront challenges of protecting space computers from radiationJuly 28, 2023Scientists at the USC Information Sciences Institute are developing software that will make future space computing more reliable by adapting to mission needs.
Why doctors who are using ChatGPT are unknowingly violating HIPAAJuly 27, 2023USC Price’s Genevieve Kanter explains the privacy risks that clinicians are taking when they use AI chatbots.
Historical objects come to life, thanks to virtual and augmented realityJuly 26, 2023USC Dornsife faculty are using VR and AR to provide unprecedented, close-up interaction with the past.
How AI could help with professional development for K-12 teachersJuly 19, 2023With a $2 million National Science Foundation grant, USC Rossier’s Yasemin Copur-Gencturk seeks to improve math instruction with AI-driven teacher professional development.
The challenge of understanding global events in every languageJuly 11, 2023Researchers at the USC Information Sciences Institute have developed a method to extract event information from foreign language text.
USC to lead interdisciplinary project to predict psychological health risk factorsJuly 11, 2023USC Viterbi’s Professor Shri Narayanan will bring together an interdisciplinary team of USC and UCLA researchers to work on the mental health project.
The internet has a dark side, but can we teach machines how to identify it?July 10, 2023Researchers at the USC Information Sciences Institute are developing technology that can detect logical fallacies in AI and classify hate speech in internet memes.
Why do some chatbots talk funny? Teaching them to ‘think‘ rationally might help them do betterJune 28, 2023Trojans Mayank Kejriwal and Zhisheng Tang decided to test how well language representation models make rational decisions.
USC Roski Eye Institute faculty use AI with aim of revolutionizing patient careJune 26, 2023Physicians Melinda Chang and Benjamin Xu are exploring the use of AI to automate clinical tasks.
The Future ForetoldJune 16, 2023Will your city be under attack in the next six months? What are the odds that your favorite team will make the playoffs? USC researchers use AI to look for answers.
Quantum computers are better at guessing, study demonstratesJune 12, 2023USC researchers leverage techniques to manage error accumulation, demonstrating the potential of quantum computing.
Advancing computer vision one pixel at a timeJune 7, 2023What happens when a rabbit jumps in front of a self-driving car? Perhaps nothing bad, thanks to research from USC Viterbi’s Information Sciences Institute and the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Projects you can support
USC Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Human-Centered Computation HallMay 1, 2023Supports the areas of greatest need within the new Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Human-Centered Computation Hall at USC Viterbi which will integrate and transform our computer science programs.Support this project
USC Gerald A. Lawson Endowment FundMay 1, 2023The mission of the Gerald A. Lawson Endowment Fund for Black and Indigenous Students is to improve representation in the gaming and tech industry fieldsSupport this project
USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI)May 1, 2023Support of the USC Information Sciences Institute helps strengthen the research and development of advanced information processing, AI, machine learning, cybersecurity, and computer and communications technologies.Support this project
USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT)May 1, 2023Support of the Institute for Creative Technologies at USC enables the study of basic and applied research in immersive technology, simulation, human performance, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, and narrative by leveraging multi-disciplinary research to develop advanced prototypes and pilot projects that solve real-world problems facing service members, students, and society.Support this project
USC Jerry and Nancy Neely Leadership and Ethics CenterMay 1, 2023Founded in 2015 by USC Trustee Jerry Neely and his wife Nancy, the Neely Center for Ethical Leadership aims to solve one of the most difficult, but most important, challenges of our time: how to align emerging technologies – from simple algorithms to artificial intelligence (AI) – with ethical, human-centered values.Support this project
USC Marshall Initiative on Digital CompetitionMay 1, 2023The continued and rapid growth of E-commerce has generated questions about its consequences for society, business, and the global economy. The USC Marshall Initiative on Digital Competition is a research center based at the USC Marshall School of Business that focuses on analyzing and understanding the effects of digital technology on competition and markets.Support this project
USC Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain InstituteMay 1, 2023The USC Marshall Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute (Kendrick GSCI) was founded in 2011 to help predict, mitigate, and alleviate supply chain disruptions and risks.Support this project
USC School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media & Games DivisionMay 1, 2023Learn how you can support the SCA Interactive Media & Games DivisionSupport this project
USC Spatial Sciences InstituteMay 1, 2023The USC Spatial Sciences Institute faculty and staff explore the frontiers of advanced spatial analytics and the potential that results when combining artificial intelligence, image processing and machine learning with geospatial infrastructures.Support this project