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ICT’s Morteza Dehghani Wins AFOSR Young Investigator Program Award

March 15, 2012

ICT Research Assistant Professor Morteza Dehghani, was awarded a grant from the Air Force’s Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). Dehghani, who is also on the faculty of the computer science department of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, won his award to examine the role of religiosity in moral cognition, specifically in the formation of sacred values, and to research computational models for analyzing sacred rhetoric and its consequential emotions.

The objective of the YIP is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities for the young investigators to recognize the Air Force mission and the related challenges in science and engineering. This highly selective award is given to researchers who received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years and show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research.

Read the USC News story here.