USC in the News

USC In the News 9/19/2017

The Wall Street Journal published commentary by USC Preisdent C. L. Max Nikias on how leaders can use their time efficiently and not be distracted by an endless email chain. "I've come to appreciate an overriding principle: Effective leaders must maximize efficiency and speed on some tasks, in order to devote thoughtful focus to others," he wrote. If a topic requires more discussion than the length of a text message, Nikias asserted that it is more effective to pick up the phone or meet face-to-face.

Vice's "Motherboard" featured research by Tameem Albash of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute and colleagues that found quantum annealing - the type of processing conducted by D-Wave's 2000Q system on the current version of a quantum computer - is likely not as fast as classical computing. The researchers found the current iteration of the quantum computer is unable to reach its full computing potential because of the temperature at which they operate.

The Washington Post quoted Karen Tongson of the USC Dornsife College on how society treats political figures in the same way they treat an actor who played a character.

Inside Higher Ed quoted Shaun Harper, director of the USC Rossier School's Race and Equity Center on how college presidents can appropriately promote diversity on campus.

American Public Media's "Marketplace" interviewed George Sanchez of the USC Dornsife College about the rise of gentrification and decline in affordable housing in America's major cities.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Niels Frenzen of the USC Gould School about the California legislature's "sanctuary state" bill.

CNBC interviewed Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus at the USC Annenberg School, on how social networks and other tech giants can be more transparent to users about what entities advertise on their platforms.

The San Diego Union-Tribune quoted Seth Stodder of the USC Gould School about the importance of condemning white nationalist groups, movements and demonstrations.

The Economist's "Roll Call" quoted Roberto Suro of the USC Annenberg School about the importance of Latino voters in national, state and local politics.

Pacific Standard quoted Christian Grose of the USC Dornsife College on why certain Congressional Democrats are supporting Senator Bernie Sanders' health care proposal.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) mentioned research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues on the underrepresentation of women in the entertainment industry.

Los Angeles Times cited research by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration and colleagues on the number of U.S.-born children under the age of 18 with an undocumented parent in Los Angeles County.

Mother Jones cited a study by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute on the number of bots on Twitter that disseminated information about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

CBC Radio Canada reported on research by Yves Bergquist of the USC School of Cinematic Art's Entertainment Technology Center's Data & Analytics Project that found Rotten Tomatoes scores do not correlate to box office success or failures.