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IN MEMORIAM: John O'Brien, USC Viterbi Executive Vice Dean of Engineering
April 02, 2017
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2017 Chevron Engineering Week Competition at University of Southern California
February 24, 2017
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BOEM Field Trip with Frontiers of Energy Resources Summer Camp
August 10, 2016
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Frontiers of Energy Resources Summer Camp Summary
August 10, 2016
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USC Data Science Lab has Won First Place in Target Data Challenge
June 27, 2016
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Engineering for You Video Contest
March 11, 2016
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Chevron Engineering Week Competition at USC
March 06, 2016
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How Chevron is  Meeting  California’s  Environmental  Standards - by Michelle Tostado
March 05, 2016
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The Man With the X Ray Eyes
October 14, 2015
In this motion comic, Professor Iraj Ershaghi, director of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's CiSoft program, discusses his life-long passion for petroleum engineering and the fascinating treasure that lays hidden out of sight, beneath our feet.
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Twenty gifted high school students who attended USC Chevron Summer Camp learned about energy resources and more.
July 13, 2015
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Congratulation to the USC researchers for their achievement in the DARPA Forecasting Chikungunya Challenge
June 03, 2015
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Chevron Cheers Turbine Milestone
April 22, 2015
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2015 IEEE Computer Society W. Wallace McDowell Award
April 10, 2015
The IEEE Computer Society Awards Committee selected Professor Viktor Prasanna as the 2015 W. Wallace McDowell Award recipient. The McDowell Award is given to individuals for outstanding recent theoretical, design, educational, practical, or other similar innovative contribution that falls within the scope of IEEE Computer Society interest.
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Andrei Popa nominated for the SPE Board of Directors
April 08, 2015
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Congratulations to USC Viterbi’s Orange County Engineering Council Award Recipients
March 24, 2015
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Using Data To Predict Failures In Rod Pump Artificial Lift Systems
March 24, 2015
Dr. Raghu Raghavendra's article about presentation at Woodford meeting
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Chevron EWeek Competition 2015
March 16, 2015
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Longtime Partner of USC, Chevron Reveals a Lifetime Investment
November 13, 2014
Chevron invested $59,286,000 towards the University Partnership Program at USC, providing fellowships and enhanced outreach programs.
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Reporting for Duty
October 06, 2014
Dean Yannis Yortsos and Dr. Iraj Ershaghi reporting for duty in Washington, D.C. as members of the National Academy of Engineering
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IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Recognizes Dr. Jerry Mendel and Dongrui Wu
August 14, 2014
Dr. Jerry Mendel and former CiSoft Ph.D. graduate, Dongrui Wu, have won the prestigious 2014 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
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2014 OCEC BANQUET RECOGNIZES BEST OF ENGINEERING IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
April 20, 2014
USC Viterbi professor wins top honor For iPodia initiative, long-term contributions to profession
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Marjan Sherafati : SPE Western Regional Sudent Paper Contest Winner
April 20, 2014
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Craig Knoblock receives AAAI award.
February 24, 2014
Craig Knoblock receives AAAI Robert S. Engelmore Memorial Lecture Award from IAAI and AI Magazine.
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Jim Brink named a Chevron Fellow!
February 07, 2014
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Professor Iraj Ershaghi and alumna Geraldine Knatz elected to NAE
February 06, 2014
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Creating the Art Museum of the future !
February 06, 2014
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CiSoft 2013 Virtual Academy
January 15, 2014
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Information Pipeline
October 27, 2013
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Si-Zhao Joe Qin named Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)
September 04, 2013
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USC Chevron Summer Camp 2013
September 04, 2013
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Jerry Mendel receives Outstanding Paper Award
September 04, 2013
Jerry Mendel receives Outstanding Paper Award from IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
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FRIENDLY COMPETITION FUELS STUDENT INTEREST IN ENERGY
August 12, 2013
High school students participate in 2013 USC/Chevron Frontiers of Energy Resources Summer Camp
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Pedro Szekely and Craig Knoblock receive Best In-Use Paper Award (Extended Semantic Web Conference)
June 23, 2013
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Yannis Yortsos is named Associate Member of the Academy of Athens
June 23, 2013
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CISOFT ALLIANCE WINS OCEC 2013 ENGINEERING PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD
June 10, 2013
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CiSoft celebrates its first decade !
June 10, 2013
USC representatives celebrated ten years of successful partnership between Chevron and Viterbi School of Engineering
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CiSoft Alliance wins OCEC 2013 Engineering Project of the year Award
June 05, 2013
The Orange County Engineering Council recognizes Prof. Iraj Ershaghi and CiSoft for exceptional engineering.
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Dr. Craig Knoblock receives grant from SRI International
March 07, 2013
Dr. Craig Knoblock receives grant from SRI International
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Professor Mendel and Ph.D Candidate Mohammad Korjani won the distinguished Best Paper Award at NAFIPS
January 03, 2013
USC Professor Mendel and Ph.D Candidate Mohammad Korjani won the distinguished Best Paper Award at 2012 North American Fuzzy Information(NAFIPS) in August.
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Congratulations, Dr. Heidemann!
December 21, 2012
Dr.John Heidemann receives two grants.
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Congratulations, Dr. Prasanna!
December 07, 2012
Dr. Viktor Prasanna receives one grant.
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Congratulations, Dr. Knoblock!
December 05, 2012
Dr. Craig Knoblock receives two grants.
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Congratulations, Dr. Prasanna!
November 05, 2012
Dr. Viktor Prasanna receives three grants.
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Chevron gives $1 million gift for engineering education
October 29, 2012
Chevron recently presented a $1 Million donation to the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. This gift is added to the nearly $35 Million given to USC by Chevron's University Partnership Program over the past nine years.
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Facebook Page for 2012 Frontiers of Energy Resources Summer Camp
August 09, 2012
Chevron provide a facebook page for our 2012 event, now we are on facebook!
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USC-Chevron Summer Camp Trains Future Energy Engineers
August 02, 2012
Twenty-five high school students and five high school teachers from across the nation converged at the USC Viterbi School last week to attend the 2012 Frontiers of Energy Resources Summer Camp.
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Congratulations, Dr. Ershaghi!
July 09, 2012
Dr. Iraj Ershaghi named Honorary Member SPIE/AIME
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Commencement 2012
May 15, 2012
Congratulations to all our CiSoft graduates!
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CiSoft congratulates USC students working for Chevron!
May 15, 2012
Several USC students will intern for Chevron Summer 2012.
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Logica training program May 1-4, 2012
May 01, 2012
Logica training program SESSION to help USC research team in developing data cleansing framework
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Congratulations, Dr. Neumann!
April 19, 2012
Dr. Ulrich Neumann receives grant from DoD for Rapid Creation of Large Scale 3D Models.
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Chevron Corporation Sponsors five USC students to attend the SPE WRM 2012
March 22, 2012
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A Smart Oilfield Technology Q&A with Iraj Ershagi
February 08, 2012
The Director of USC's Petroleum Engineering Program talks to USC Viterbi alums at Saudi Aramco.
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Acknowledging CiSoft Student's Achievements
February 03, 2012
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Acknowledging CiSoft Student's Achievements
February 03, 2012
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Congratulations, Dr. Shahabi!
January 25, 2012
Cyrus Shahabi receives grant from US Department of Justice Janus-Multi Source Event Collection System for Effective Surveillance of Criminal Activity
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Congratulations, Dr. Knoblock!
January 25, 2012
Craig Knoblock receives grant from NSF: Building Linked Open Services from Online Sources
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Digital Energy and Resource Recovery Pioneers Yortsos and Paul Receive SPE High Honors
December 05, 2011
Yortsos and Paul were honored at SPE's annual technical conference in November
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Antonio Ortega Wins Best Paper Award at 2011 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
November 16, 2011
Antonio Ortega of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering received the best paper award from the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) held in Brussels, Belgium in September 2011.
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A Gift From Chevron Corporation
October 29, 2011
Oct 29, 2011
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USC/Chevron Frontiers of Energy Resources Summer Camp Scores 2011 Hit
August 04, 2011
High school juniors from all over the nation come to University Park Campus to explore the leading edges of research — and chart careers. Get more from the phone gallery http://cisoft.usc.edu/photos/slideshow_20110804317725.htm and summer camp video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKzLbgXCfSg
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New Appointment for CiSoft Professors
August 04, 2011
Congratulations to Professor Cauligi Raghavendra, appointed as Vice Dean for Global Academic Initiatives. Congratulations to Professor Joe Qin, appointed as Vice Dean for Academic Initiatives (East Asia and China).
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2011 CiSoft Academy; A success!
July 25, 2011
The 2011 CiSoft Academy was a two day workshop from July 25 – 26 that provided selected Chevron interns from universities all over the United States with the opportunity to gain invaluable insight on Smart Oilfield Technologies (SOFT) for the digital oilfield. For the second year, the CiSoft Academy was conducted virtually, allowing the participating interns to attend the workshop without having to leave their offices and regular internship responsibilities.
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The USC/Chevron Frontiers of Energy Resources Summer Camp
July 13, 2011
Since its beginning in 2008, the USC/Chevron Frontiers of Energy Resources summer camp, sponsored by Chevron, provides outstanding high school juniors and high school science and math teachers with the opportunity to take part in a preparatory and interactive training program focusing on various energy resources.
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Stepping Ahead: Discovering New Possibilities with the SEA Project
June 10, 2011
The Smart Engineering Apprentice (SEA) Project is an advanced artificial intelligence model that aims to predict the future failure of rod pump units. Innovative and modern, this novel technology provides a new approach to the maintenance of rod pumps through a system that increases efficiency while decreasing costs.
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USC Students Working for Chevron 2011
June 02, 2011
Check out the students from USC working for Chevron
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Earth Day at ELAC
April 13, 2011
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Smart Oilfield Technologies
March 01, 2011
CiSoft in the media
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Internet Addresses: An Uneven Shortage but an Inevitable One
February 04, 2011
John Heidemann's USC team has turned its latest Internet census into a video and a special web browser. Bottom line: not enough addresses
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Chevron's University Partnership Program (UPP) at USC
January 03, 2011
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2010 NAE Grand Challenges Summit at USC
October 12, 2010
The 2nd Annual National Summit for the NAE's 14 Grand Challenges was held at USC from October 6-8, 2010. The entire conference was webcast and is available in its entirety online.
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2010 CiSoft Virtual Academy
September 01, 2010
Held between July 26 – July 27, 2010
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East Los Angeles College Summer Academy
July 20, 2010
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Frontiers of Eneregy Resources Summer Camp 2010
July 15, 2010
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Professor Iraj Ershaghi to Receive High Honor from Society of Petroleum Engineers
July 13, 2010
The CiSoft’s internationally known expert on petroleum technology adds another distinction to a lengthy list
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Professor Iraj Ershaghi talks about the potential environmental threat caused by abandoned wells to AP
July 09, 2010
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USC students working for Chevron
June 14, 2010
Check out the students from USC working for Chevron
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CiSoft 2010 Graduates
June 14, 2010
Congratulations to all of our graduates! Best Wishes to you all!
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Professor Iraj Ershaghi demonstrates Oil Drilling 101 to Fox News
June 11, 2010
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Professor Iraj Ershaghi: A Media Presence in Gulf Oil Spill Coverage
June 10, 2010
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Spill Control 101
June 09, 2010
BBC News asked readers to submit their ideas on how the Gulf of Mexico oil spill should have been stopped. A selection have been assessed by Prof Iraj Ershaghi.
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Smart Petroleum Expert Iraj Eshaghi Discusses Offshore Drilling Issues on KCAL
May 10, 2010
California offshore fields are much shallower and lower pressure than the Gulf, and not drilling means more tanker spills.
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Dr. Iraj Ershaghi is honored with the Dean's Faculty Award for Service
May 03, 2010
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Engineering Grads Earn The Most
March 29, 2010
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Two-Module Tool Removes Water from Natural Gas Wells
March 01, 2010
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January’s 2010 issue of Journal of Petroleum Technology features an article on Kun-Han Lee’s 2009 SPE WRM paper.
January 14, 2010
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Viktor Prasanna Wins Two Conference Paper Awards
December 08, 2009
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Viterbi School Homecoming? Check!!
December 08, 2009
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Viterbi Professor Wins $1.5 Million Stimulus Grant for Geothermal Research
November 18, 2009
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TrialX wins Semantic Web Challenge 2009
November 05, 2009
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Iraj Ershaghi's Election to Board of Directors of the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA)
October 18, 2009
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Astani Department's Dongxiao Zhang to Lead Major International Study on CO2 Emissions Storage
August 26, 2009
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CiSoft Reaches out to ELAC Freshmen in Daylong Event
August 11, 2009
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Complex Concepts That Really Add Up
July 20, 2009
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Viterbi School and Tsinghua U. Deepen Relationship after Three Years of Workshops and Student Exchanges
June 10, 2009
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USC Students Joining the Chevron Workforce
June 01, 2009
As a result of partnership between USC and Chevron, three of CiSoft's members will be joining Chevron.
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CiSoft's newly graduated students
June 01, 2009
May 15, 2009 — The following CiSoft students graduated this year. Congratulations to all our graduates! Best Wishes to you all!
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Two Viterbi School Professors Now
May 18, 2009
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April 28, 2009
View the video coverage of the NBC of "socially assistive robotics"
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