09 Jan, 2013

USC Symposium on Digital Media

IMSC Director Cyrus Shahabi participated in the USC Symposium on Digital Media: Research, Education and Innovation. The symposium was aimed at discussing USC’s strategy to build leadership in digital media, where technology, content, policy and business meet. More than 80 researchers in digital media attended this event.

Cyrus participated as one of the representatives from technology and speakers from various fields also joined the symposium including Lucy Hood, a corporate strategy expert in digital entertainment, Jonathan Taplin, a director of USC Annenberg Innovation Lab, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, a professor of Price School of Public Policy and many others. Cyrus gave a presentation about IMSC Big Data Activities in three of IMSC’s focused applications: Intelligent Transportation, Intelligent Surveillance, and Intelligent Campus and discussed the underlying challenges in acquisition, storage, access and analysis of real-time and heterogonous Big Data in real-world applications including transportation, health and energy.

More information is available at: http://news.usc.edu/#!/article/44816/digital-media-scholars-converge-for-first-symposium 

 In the picture from the left, Jonathan Taplin, Director of AIL; Cyrus Shahabi, Director of IMSC; Randy Hill, Director of ICT; Scott Fisher, Vice Dean for Research, SCA; Randolph Hall, VP of Research.