On Sep. 12, 2019, IMSC won the best student paper award in the Fifth IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Big Data (BigMM 2019) that was organized in Singapore. The paper title is “A Crowd-based Image Learning Framework using Edge Computing for Smart City Applications”.
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”…
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…
On Dec. 10, 2018, IMSC won the bronze prize for participating in the road damage detection and classification challenge. This challenge was held as one of the 2018 IEEE Big Data Cup. IMSC achieved the 3rd place among 59 teams (15 countries).
On Sep. 14, 2018, IMSC won the best student paper award in the Fourth IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Big Data (BigMM 2018) that was organized in Xi’an, China. The paper title is “Spatial Coverage Measurement of Geo-Tagged Visual Data: A Database Approach”.
Prof. Cyrus Shahabi, director of IMSC, contributed to the “How Data will Drive LifeCare” panel of 12th Annual Body Computing Conference. A video of his speech can be found on YouTube.
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!
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 …
Teaching and Learning at Data informatics professional practicum course bring AI and data-driven healthcare solutions for Liver Transplantation Patients
Liver transplantation is a lifesaving procedure for those suffering from end stage cirrhosis, liver failure, or a cancerous lesion of the liver. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of available liver grafts. Only in the US, every year nearly 14,000 patients are listed and waiting for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) while 3,000 patients are dying or increasing illness before getting a liver transplant. Professor Anna Farzindar, research associate and Health Informatics advisor of IMSC, brings this challenge to her Data Informatics Professional Practicum…
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.