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Why is L.A. traffic so bad during rush hour at night?

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!

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An Exceptional Day for IMSC at 2018 USC Ph.D. Hooding and Awards ceremony

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 …

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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.

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IMSC co-hosted I3 Consortium launch event

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…

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Monitoring Babies’ Movement

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…

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The Most Hazardous Hour to Drive in LA?

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.

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Crosstown Traffic

Crosstown Traffic Integrated Media Systems Center and USC Annenberg School of Journalism have teamed up to analyze IMSC’s massive and ever-growing traffic database. Traffic data, particularly in a city such as this one, is unique in its ability to send us signals about the economy, quality of life, safety, and social and economic status in Los Angeles. Each team br unique skills to this endeavor. The expertise of  IMSC researchers  in computer science, data management and statistics was essential in…

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IMSC participates in Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot with the ATOM-HP project

IMSC participates in Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot with the ATOM-HP project   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…

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