USC in the News

USC In the News 4/28 to 4/30/2018

The Verge and Gizmodo highlighted research by Milind Tambe of the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence and Society and colleagues on how artificial intelligence may be used for predictive policing. The researchers developed a neural network to predict if crimes are gang-related based on reports from the Los Angeles Police Department. Funding for this and other related projects comes from the Minerva Initiative, a Pentagon research program; this project specifically received about $1.2 million according to Tambe.

The New York Times quoted Susan Harmeling of the USC Marshall School's Greif Center for Entrepreneurship on why social media criticism of a restaurant called Yellow Fever will likely be a net positive for the business.

The Washington Post quoted Gary Painter of the USC Price School on the rise of signing bonuses in blue collar industries that are struggling to fill vacancies.

Los Angeles Times quoted Nathan Masters of the USC Libraries and William Deverell of the USC Dornsife College about the history of the Los Angeles region.

CNN quoted Mike Chinoy of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute about the summit between the North and South Korean leaders.

KPCC-FM quoted Clayton Dube of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute and Gene Del Vecchio of the USC Marshall School about the content of and marketing for Shen Yun, a dance troupe with religious and political messaging.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" quoted Tom Sito of the USC School of Cinematic Arts on how the fate of disgraced Disney animator John Lasseter will send a message to women in animation.

The Hill quoted Luanne Rohrbach of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how President Donald Trump's administration has changed the grant requirements for pregnancy prevention research and services.

Wired quoted Genevieve Giuliano of the USC Price School on how ride-sharing services have impacted public transportation use.

Variety quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute about the in-game marketing strategies the NFL tested during the Draft Day broadcast.

Quartz quoted Niels Frenzen of the USC Gould School on how the targeting of undocumented immigrants, who have been in the United States for many years, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement increases the backlog in the immigration court system.

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Berenice Benayoun of the USC Leonard Davis School on how individual immune cells age and the impact of an individual's environment on the aging process.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette quoted Olu Orange of the USC Dornsife College about the privacy policies for DNA testing kit companies.

Courthouse News Service quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how reliably Republican congressional districts in California have shifted. Capitol Public Radio quoted Jeffe about the impact of fundraising on California's gubernatorial race.

Emirates Magazine quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on the impact David Beckham had on the success of Major League Soccer in the United States. The Columbus Dispatch quoted Carter on how possible franchise relocation impacts attendance figures.

CNN cited comments by Robert Rasmussen of the USC Gould School on why Michael Cohen may not be qualified to represent his clients.

KPCC-FM published a story produced by students from Diane Winston of the USC Annenberg School's Knight Program on Media and Religion class on the decline of Korean-owned small businesses in Los Angeles.

Business Insider noted research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School to develop a meal kit to guide individuals through intermittent fasting.

Digital Trends noted a research partnership between Mark Humayun of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and CalTech researchers to evaluate the efficacy of contact lens that may slow the progression of retinopathy causes by diabetes.

LA Weekly noted USC hosted the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

Arizona Daily Star mentioned Karen North and Michael Overing of the USC Annenberg School helped form The Social Media Initiative in Athletics.

Entertainment Weekly noted USC Shoah Foundation was founded by USC Trustee Steven Spielberg.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported on a concert series conducted by Troy Quinn of the USC Thornton School with The Venice Symphony and violinist Glenn Dicterow of the USC Thornton School.

Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) cited comments by Morley Winograd of the USC Price School on why young millennials are protesting vigorously against gun violence.