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IMSC’s Tech Included in Joint Technology Licensing Program

USC has joined a coalition of 15 leading research universities (University Technology Licensing Program, UTLP) that aims to boost the transfer of universities’ patented technologies and inventions to companies. And, technologies that USC brings to the licensing program include IMSC’s technologies to better predict traffic and help expedite trips by identifying better routes. Details can be found here https://news.usc.edu/181619/usc-research-coalition-technology-licensing-program-utlp/?mc_cid=db75bd1291&mc_eid=387f0ff020

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IMSC researchers find the usefulness of activity data in cancer treatment

A recent paper lead-authored by IMSC researchers, Dr. Luciano Nocera and Dr. Cyrus Shahabi, reported that wearable activity trackers could be a useful tool to evaluate and help treat cancer patients. After analyzing data gathered from a smartphone app and wristband worn by chemotherapy patients, the researchers linked lower activity levels to more unexpected health encounters, such as emergency room visits. As such, by tracking activity levels, wearables could help cancer patients receive the right treatment intensity, and act as a potential…

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IMSC’s Approach to Contact-Tracing Got National Attention

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, digital contact-tracing has been highlighted as a critical technology to stop COVID-19 transmission. Contact tracing has been a core disease control measure employed by local and state health department personnel for decades. In a pandemic such as COVID-19, communities must scale up and train a large contact tracer workforce and work collaboratively across public and private agencies to stop the transmission of virus. However, it is very challenging to timely prepare the workforce due to the scale…

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Air Pollution Monitoring To Track Impact On Newborn Brain Development

This Viterbi School of Engineering news article describes a study in which Cyrus Shahabi and Luciano Nocera of USC’s Integrated Media Systems Center, and Brad Peterson, a medical doctor and professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, will use wearable sensors to provide new insights into the effects of air pollution on the developing brain and ways to reduce harm.

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Korean Media, The Digital Times, Interview with Prof. Cyrus Shahabi about the Importance of Data in Smart City

The Digital Times, a Korean media, released an article about smart cities on May 28, 2019, which summarizes an interview with IMSC Director Prof. Cyrus Shahabi, the CIO of the City of Los Angeles Mr. Ted Ross, and IMSC Visiting Professor Joon Heo (Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea). The interview was made during their visit to a workshop on Smart Cities at the Yonsei University on May 15, 2019. The article emphasizes that the keyword for a smart city is “data”…

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IMSC researchers’ Visit to Korea

A group of IMSC researchers visited Korea and gave talks on IMSC’s ongoing effort in a smart city. IMSC Director Prof. Cyrus Shahabi, Associate Director Dr. Seon Ho Kim, and Prof. Gabriel Ghinita (visiting professor from the University of Massachusetts at Boston) presented their recent research activities at a couple of workshops: “International Workshop on Smart City – Policy and Technology” at the Yonsei University on May 15, 2019, and “Inha-USC Smart City Workshop” at the Inha University on May…

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