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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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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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