2017-2018 IMSC Affiliated Faculty

Monday, 11 September 2017 13:18


Leslie Ann Saxon, MD
Professor of Medicine (Clinical Scholar)
Executive Director, Center For Body Computing
  Yan Liu
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Peter Kuhn
Associate Director of The Bridge@USC
  Carolee J. Winstein
Professor of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
Antonio Ortega
Professor, Electrical Engineering
  Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Behnam Jafarpour
Associate Professor of Chemical
and Electrical Engineering 
  Jorge Nieva, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Beth Smith
Assistant Professor of Research
  John P. Wilson
Professor of Sociology and Spatial Sciences

Monitoring Babies’ Movement

Monday, 17 July 2017 19:20

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 time at the clinic, this study aims at providing a more straightforward and precise diagnostic method by relying on the sensors that collect details of the infant’s movements on a un-controlled environment and over an extended period. Early results have been positive and IMSC is helping analyze the sensor data to evaluate the infants' movement.

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IMSC Retreat 2017

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 00:00

IMSC Retreat 2017 was held on March 23rd, 2017 at USC Gown & Town Ballroom. One hundred participants from academia and industry registered for this year's retreat.

For accessing the details of IMSC Retreat 2017 please click here.

For accessing IMSC Retreat 2017 Photo Gallery please click here.

The Most Hazardous Hour to Drive in LA?

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 19:26

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

Thursday, 09 March 2017 14:22

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 the curating and codifying of millions of bits of information. The Annenberg side was charged with figuring out what questions the data might be able to answer and what stories it might be able to tell us about the city we live in.

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IMSC Retreat 2017 Flyer

Monday, 27 February 2017 14:42

IMSC Retreat 2017 Agenda

Thursday, 02 February 2017 18:23

IMSC Retreat 2017

March 23rd

USC Town & Gown Ballroom - Map

Photo Gallery

Program (By clicking on the title of each talk you can access presentation slides)

08:30 - 09:00

 Breakfast and Check-in 

09:00 - 09:10

 Welcome Speech
 Yannis C. Yortsos, 
 Dean of Viterbi School of Engineering, USC

09:10 - 10:00

 Overview, Status, and New Initiatives [NBC News video]
 Cyrus Shahabi,
 Director of IMSC, USC

10:00 - 10:20


10:20 - 11:10

 Intelligent Transportation Research [ABC News video]
 Associate Director of IMSC, USC

 Impact of Transportation Research
 Gabriel Kahn,
 Professor of Professional Practice of Journalism, USC

11:10 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:20

 Smart Health Research
 Sanjay Purushotham,
 Associate Director of IMSC, USC

 Impact of Smart Health Research
 Jorge Nieva,
 Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, USC

12:20 - 01:30


01:30 - 02:30

 Social Media Research
 Seon Ho Kim,
 Associate Director of IMSC, USC

 Impact of Social Media Research in IoT
 Bhaskar Krishnamachari [slides],
 Professor of EE, USC
 Jerry Power [slides],
 Director of CTM, USC

02:30 - 03:00


03:00 - 04:30

 Panel on future of City, Health, and Media
 Peter Marx (IoT),
 Executive Director, GE Digital
 Leslie Ann Saxon (Health) [slidesvideo],
 Executive Director of Center for Body Computing, USC
 Colin Maclay (Media),
 Executive Director of Anneberg Innovation Lab, USC
 Joyce Edson (City, Transportation) [slides],
 Deputy Chief Information Officer, City of LA
 Adam Powell III (Moderator),
 President of Public Diplomacy Council, USC

04:30 - 07:00

 Demos and Posters
 IMSC Faculty and Students

 Reception and Networking

One hundred participants from academia and industry registered for this year's retreat.


IMSC Sponsors 2010 - 2017

IMSC Sponsors

How To Solve Traffic

Friday, 20 April 2012 18:10

“The most important commodities of the 21st century are time and energy. And traffic, unfortunately, wastes both of them.” - Cyrus Shahabi

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IMSC won the best demonstration award in the 25th Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2016) on Oct 27th, Indianapolis.
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