Monthly Archives: January 2021

Apply now to be a ’21-’22 USC Geodesign Fellow

Are you a USC sophomore or junior committed to addressing some of the world’s most challenging problems as part of an elite multi-disciplinary team? Apply now to be a USC Geodesign Fellow, a one-year research and service position for students pursuing careers in global leadership and problem solving. This fellowship provides a $11,000 stipend for a 12-month commitment (Fall ‘21, Spring ‘22, and Summer ‘22) and is one of the University’s Academic Honors and Fellowships facilitated by the Office of the Provost, Undergraduate Programs. The application deadline is 5 pm (PT) on Monday, March 5, 2021.
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NEH funds Machines Reading Maps project

The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced that it has awarded a research grant to a USC-UK digital humanities team to develop a workflow that would use advanced machine learning and annotation tools to extract and annotate text on maps across large historic map collections. Dr. Yao-Yi Chiang, associate professor (research) with the USC…
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Mapping the Landscape History of Los Angeles

The USC Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) announced the results of a two-year research project to develop the foundation for a uniform, evidence-based understanding of the historical natural habitats of the Los Angeles Basin. The research team included Philip J. Ethington, Ph.D., Professor of History, Political Science and Spatial Sciences; William F. Deverell, Ph.D., Professor of…
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Craig Knoblock and Yolanda Gil elected as IEEE Fellows

IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization, has announced that Dr. Yolanda Gil and Dr. Craig Knoblock have been named IEEE Fellows in 2021. With a membership of engineers, scientists and allied professionals, IEEE develops, define, and reviews electronics and computer science standards. Its mission is “to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit…
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