Addressing the Urgent Need for Early and Accurate Tools in Diagnosing and Treating Cancer

Assad Oberai demonstrates how machine learning can be used to more quickly and accurately diagnose breast cancer.

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MIT Technology Review: A tiny four-winged robotic insect flies more like the real thing

Flying robots are more agile with four wings than two. Engineers halved the weight of a crucial component to make that possible.

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It’s What’s Inside that Counts, Unless You’re a Robotic Fish

Mechanical engineering students challenged themselves to make a robotic fish that not only swims like a real fish, but looks the part too, demonstrating the possibilities inherent to soft robotics.

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USC Viterbi Ph.D.s Win 1st and 3rd Place at SME’s AeroDef Manufacturing Poster Challenge

Graduate students from the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering present award-winning research in smart robotics

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A Robotic Leg, Born Without Prior Knowledge, Learns to Walk

New AI algorithms could allow robots to learn to move by themselves, imitating animals.

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Aerospace and mechanical engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical-optical-electronic (mechoptronic) systems, ranging in scale from the International Space Station to microscale electric generators and pumping systems.

A broad range of engineering science research is critical to developing novel, complex mechoptronic systems. As a consequence, aerospace and mechanical engineers conduct extensive basic and applied research within and crossing their usual disciplinary boundaries, they also synthesize research from many other disciplines.

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Passing the Baton: AME Master’s Student Sophia Singh Honors 2019 Graduates

As Sophia Singh, a USC Viterbi master’s student studying aerospace engineering, prepares for graduation, she recalls the last major milestone in her academic career: her high school graduation. Earlier this month, she returned to her former high school, Villa Joseph Maria High School in Pennsylvania, to honor the 2019 senior class. Leading the procession of graduates through the halls of … Read More

Will Cell-Cell Communication Be the Key to Fighting Cancer?

AME Ph.D. graduate Jeffrey West and his advisor, AME Professor Paul Newton propose statistical mechanics based models to describe the growth of cancer tumors. The models include states for individual tumor cells along with cell-cell communication and, by varying certain assumptions, they predict various tumor growth laws used in the literature. Their paper appeared in the Proceedings of the National … Read More

Emeritus Professor Terry Langdon Honored in Special Ceremony

Professor Emeritus Terry Langdon was appointed Honorary Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China. Langdon, professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and chemical engineering and materials science, received this honor during a special ceremony at HIT held on May 7, 2019.

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Addressing the Urgent Need for Early and Accurate Tools in Diagnosing and Treating Cancer

Assad Oberai demonstrates how machine learning can be used to more quickly and accurately diagnose breast cancer.

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WIRED: A ROCKET BUILT BY STUDENTS REACHED SPACE FOR THE FIRST TIME

A USC team won the collegiate space race by sending a rocket above the Kármán line, the imaginary boundary that marks the end of Earth’s atmosphere.

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