The ATOM-HP (Analytical Technologies to Objectively Measure Human Performance) project is a joint effort between the National Cancer Institute and the U.S. Department of Defense aiming at understanding human performance with the goal of optimizing performance in various contexts. For the past year, as an integral part of the ATOM-HP team, IMSC has been helping with the design of a clinical and a military study by building a platform for data collection, storage and analysis. For that IMSC leveraged its expertise in spatiotemporal data management to collect and understand human activity data in context, including data from wearable sensors (e.g., MS Band) and environment sensors (e.g., MS Kinect).
The ATOM-HP project has received a lot of media attention and was featured in preeminent events such as the South by South Lawn: A White House Festival of Ideas, Art and Action (SXSL) event, as part of the Cancer Moonshot initiative. Below are some links to these events and related press coverage.
USC News story on SXSL event and ATOM-HP (Sep 2016)
ATOM-HP op-ed by Peter Kuhn in The Hill (Sep 2016)
ATOM-HP article in Science Daily (Sep 2016)
ATOM-HP news coverage on NBC4 News by Mekahlo Medina (Sep 2016)
USC News story on CancerBase (Jun 2016)
Peter Kuhn op-ed on Medium about CancerBase (Jun 2015)
ATOM-HP pilot project announced on USC News (Nov 2015)
Even beyond Hyperloops and aerospace, the strength of LA’s university system continues to lead the way in bringing new edge-case transportation solutions to market. Case in point,TallyGo, an LA-based real-time navigation startup, was spun out of technology originally developed in-house at USC’s IMSC institute. The company has since raised millions in funding from local investors and is now taking on mapping giants like Waze, Google and Apple Maps.
Cyrus Shahabi, USC professor of computer science and director of IMSC, was one of the two featured USC faculty members (the other one was Prof. John Wilson from USC Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute) on stage at the first Esri Science Symposium held on June 28, 2016 in conjunction with the Esri User Conference and Esri Education GIS Conference in San Diego, California. Cyrus provided a TED-style reaction to the symposium keynote address by Dr. Margaret Leinen, Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and President of the American Geophysical Union. Cyrus also participated in the panel discussion moderated by UC Santa Barbara Emeritus Professor of Geography Michael Goodchild and the lively Q&A with the approximately 600 symposium attendees.