On Dec. 10, 2018, IMSC won the bronze prize for participating in the road damage detection and classification challenge. This challenge was held as one of the 2018 IEEE Big Data Cup. IMSC achieved the 3rd place among 59 teams (15 countries).
On Sep. 14, 2018, IMSC won the best student paper award in the Fourth IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Big Data (BigMM 2018) that was organized in Xi’an, China. The paper title is “Spatial Coverage Measurement of Geo-Tagged Visual Data: A Database Approach”.
Prof. Cyrus Shahabi, director of IMSC, contributed to the “How Data will Drive LifeCare” panel of 12th Annual Body Computing Conference. A video of his speech can be found on YouTube.
IMSC and their collaborators show it’s usually faster to drive in the morning rush hour than it is at night!
To process all this data, USC’s Integrated Media Systems Center built Transdec, which can process massive amounts of GPS trajectories to analyze a variety of performance metrics. If you’ve driven in Los Angeles, you’ve likely contributed to this analysis!
Thursday, May 10th was a great success for IMSC and Information laboratory (InfoLAB) at USC. At the 2018 Ph.D. Hooding and Awards ceremony, 160 newly Ph.D.s were hooded at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Under the direction of professor Cyrus Shahabi, Mohammad Asghari and Ying Lu were hooded, Rose Yu received awards for Best Dissertation and our Ph.D. candidate, Yaguang Li, received awards for Best Research Assistant. Congratulations! Enjoy the sweet fruit of your hard work …
Introducing the Second Edition of “Natural Language Processing for Social Media”, Book co-authored by A. Farzindar, IMSC researcher
Natural language processing is one of the most promising avenues for social media data processing. The number of research projects and publications that use social media data is constantly increasing due to continuously growing amounts of social media data and the need to automatically process them. This book is one of the foundation on current NLP tools and methods.
As one of the founding members, on Nov. 16, IMSC launched the I3 consortium which is an open consortium that will 1) support an IoT test bed, 2) provide a living environment to study IoT business issues (such as usability, privacy, incentives, business models, return-on-investment), and 3) creation of an open source distributable that will enable other cities/organizations to replicate the Los Angeles tested IoT environment. I3 is an innovative IoT data management system developed by USC’s Marshall School of…
Monitoring Babies’ Movement The Integrated Media Systems Center has been working with Beth Smith at the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy to help examine poor motor development in infants. Smith has collected data from 12 typically developing infants and 24 infants at risk for developmental delay between birth and walking onset. Infants wore a sensor on each leg at home for 8 to 10 hours a day. Unlike current practice, where motor development is assessed by an expert during a limited…
The Most Hazardous Hour to Drive in LA? Years of transportation research done by IMSC makes an impact in different disciplines and society. The most comprehensive database ever assembled on Los Angeles traffic is now accessible to drivers, journalists and policymakers, via a user-friendly platform built by IMSC. Thanks to collaboration between IMSC and the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, the project, “Crosstown Traffic,” provides new insights on congestion, road accidents and public transportation from 2012-2016.