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
‘A powerhouse director for a powerhouse school’: USC celebrates inauguration of School of Advanced Computing directorFebruary 8, 2024Professor Gaurav Sukhatme, “a thoughtful and responsible innovator,” was installed as the inaugural director of the university’s 23rd school during a Wednesday ceremony on the University Park Campus.
USC Gould aims to expand expertise in teaching, researching artificial intelligenceFebruary 6, 2024A new AI minor for undergraduates wlll join a Master of Science in Innovation Economics, Law and Regulation program that started last year.
How teachers make ethical judgments when using AI in the classroomFebruary 5, 2024Gender and technology confidence are factors in the use of AI in education, a new study from the USC Center for Generative AI and Society reveals.
Q&A with USC School of Advanced Computing Director Gaurav SukhatmeFebruary 1, 2024“Computer science at USC is special, indeed,” says the head of USC’s newest school.
USC launches School of Advanced ComputingFebruary 1, 2024The new school, a key feature of USC President Carol Folt’s Frontiers of Computing “moonshot,” will act as a nexus for advanced computing research and education across the university.
USC research spending surpasses $1 billion for the first time, federal report showsJanuary 16, 2024The spending included significant investments in USC President Carol Folt’s “moonshots” in computing, health and sustainability.
AI presents a new equation for teacher-student successJanuary 15, 2024USC Rossier’s Yasemin Copur-Gencturk is empowering math educators with a scalable, AI-powered professional development program.
Trojan empowers English as a Second Language students with AIJanuary 12, 2024Brent Warner is embracing artificial intelligence for its ability to help his students at Irvine Valley College take control of their own learning.
How AI will reshape education: Considering the opportunities — and the dangersJanuary 8, 2024Three USC education experts discuss how AI is influencing learning, the prospects it offers and the moral dilemmas we need to confront.
Balancing the potentials and pitfalls of AI in college admissionsJanuary 2, 2024Artificial intelligence promises efficiency gains for admissions offices and offers students innovative application tools, but will the new technology advance or hinder equity?
How AI can help journalists find diverse and original sourcesDecember 19, 2023USC researchers are helping streamline reporters’ workflows with AI gadgets, including a source-recommendation engine.
New AI algorithm enables advanced real-time decoding for neurotechnologiesDecember 18, 2023The work by USC Viterbi’s Maryam Shanechi and her doctoral students involves decoding brain signals to develop brain-computer interfaces for treatment of neurological and mental health conditions.
Cooling down the hot takes on TwitchDecember 13, 2023It’s difficult to moderate content on real-time social media platforms. Two researchers from USC Viterbi’s Information Sciences Institute are out to change that.
How artificial intelligence will disrupt the practice of lawDecember 12, 2023USC Gould’s Jonathan Choi specializes in law and artificial intelligence, tax law, and statutory interpretation.
New class navigates the future of work in the age of AIDecember 7, 2023USC Annenberg course examines how AI tools like Bard, ChatGPT and DALL-E are opening up new frontiers in newsrooms, writers’ rooms and boardrooms.
USC Viterbi team explores medical wearables — custom sensors for affordable medical diagnostics, environmental monitoringDecember 7, 2023Researchers are using embroidery and lasers to create cutting-edge sensors for wearables and personalized health care.
Research combines social work, AI to address racial bias in housingDecember 5, 2023USC experts have developed an AI tool that could help homeless service agencies avoid potential biases in housing allocation.
Social media posts that promote tobacco are increasing, AI detection technology findsNovember 30, 2023A USC-led study used AI to analyze influencer content on TikTok between 2019 and 2022. It found an increase in posts that promoted e-cigarettes.
New robotic system assesses mobility after strokeNovember 27, 2023A new robotic tool developed by a team of experts in computer science and biokinesiology could help stroke survivors more accurately track their recovery progress.
Inflation is no match for American holiday traditionsNovember 22, 2023Americans are determined to keep the holiday spirit alive, despite rising costs, USC experts say. Even football games play an economic role.
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 FundFebruary 2, 2024The 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)February 2, 2024Support 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)February 2, 2024Support 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 CenterFebruary 2, 2024Founded 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 CompetitionFebruary 2, 2024The 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 InstituteFebruary 2, 2024The 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 DivisionFebruary 2, 2024Learn how you can support the SCA Interactive Media & Games DivisionSupport this project
USC Spatial Sciences InstituteFebruary 2, 2024The 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