Wired: Kelly Slater’s Artificial Surf Pool Is Really Making Waves

The world’s premier surfer has joined forces with Prof. Fincham to create an artificial wave in the middle of the California desert.

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NPR: Need To Track A Submarine? A Harbor Seal Can Show You How

Using lessons learned from harbor seals and artificial intelligence, Prof. Kanso may be on to a new way to track enemy submarines

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Quartz: The flying-car future is coming, even if no one can agree on when

Prof. Spedding was quoted on the potential for flying cars and the companies that are developing them.

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Unique Mars spacecraft design earns engineering students a big win from NASA

USC Viterbi students design a deep-space transport with artificial gravity, earning first place in the graduate division of NASA’s student competition

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CAM members receive Best Paper Award at ASME CIE conference

Aniruddha Shembekar, Yeo Jung, Alec Kanyuck, and S.K. Gupta, Smith International Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science and Associate Chair of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, received the Best Paper Award at the ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE) for their paper, “Trajectory Planning for Conformal 3D Printing Using Non-Planar Layers.” The recipients are … Read More

Advanced Manufacturing Specialization in MSME Program

Prof. Gupta will be hosting an information session next Tuesday (Aug 21st) at 3PM at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) to discuss the Advanced Manufacturing Track in Mechanical Engineering MS Program. CAM address is: 2727 S Flower St Los Angeles, CA 90007 The building door is locked. Please contact Valerie Childress (vchild@usc.edu) if you plan to attend. She will … Read More

PhD student wins best paper award at IEEE International Symposium

PhD student Pradeep Rajendran won the best paper award at the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics for his paper on robotic boats. His work was also featured by the NSF’s Science Nation program earlier this summer. Rejendran is advised by Professor S.K. Gupta, the Smith International Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, Director of the Center for … Read More

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Wired: Kelly Slater’s Artificial Surf Pool Is Really Making Waves

The world’s premier surfer has joined forces with Prof. Fincham to create an artificial wave in the middle of the California desert.

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Quartz: The flying-car future is coming, even if no one can agree on when

Prof. Spedding was quoted on the potential for flying cars and the companies that are developing them.

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