Press Releases

To Save Suicidal Teens, Listen to their Voice

April 27, 2016

Suicide rates among Americans are on the rise, underscoring the need for early intervention. USC researchers tested and found high-tech acoustic software can identify teens …

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Virtual interviews help people with autism land a job

April 14, 2016

USC Institute for Creative Technologies, Dan Marino Foundation partner on technology to improve social skills By Orli Belman Sergio Cano recently landed his first job — …

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These Machines Want to Make You a Deal

April 11, 2016

Future business leaders could learn how to negotiate from virtual humans. By Andrew Good At USC, researchers are studying how to train the next generation of …

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Army and USC to Cut Ribbon for Opening of ARL West

April 5, 2016

Media are invited to attend ceremony, tour facility and see cutting-edge tech demonstrations. See below for more information on what demos will be on display. …

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The Future of Gaming: Create your own Character in just Four Minutes

February 4, 2016

Researchers say a set of tools for creating digital avatars could encourage innovation in gaming, VR and online social interaction. By Andrew Good Want to see …

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The next level of on-demand expert medical care is here: USC Center for Body Computing announces its Virtual Care Clinic (VCC) in collaboration with ICT and strategic partners for an ‘anytime, anywhere’ disruptive health care model to deliver borderless health care

January 27, 2016

– Innovative digital health solution uses mobile apps, wearable sensors, virtual human health care providers, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), data collection, analytics and artificial …

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Alelo and USC Institute for Creative Technologies Announce Partnership to Co-develop Disruptive Learning Technologies

January 13, 2016

Collaboration will produce novel tools for creating complex virtual role-play learning simulations. Alelo Inc. and the Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) at the University of …

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Army’s New Campus to House 70 Researchers at USC Institute for Creative Technologies

November 3, 2015

USC first West Coast University to attract Army Research Laboratory Contact: Orli Belman, USC Institute for Creative Technologies, 310 301-5006, belman@ict.usc.edu Joyce Conant, Army Research …

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If the going gets tough, when should the tough give up?

October 9, 2015

Perseverance is essential for success, but researchers caution that “gritty” individuals need to know when to quit. Contact: Andrew Good at (213) 740-8606 or gooda@usc.edu. …

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USC News Features Evan Suma’s Redirected Walking Research

September 14, 2015

An article on USC News features Evan Suma and his researching aiming to create whole-body VR experiences. “There is a cognitive cost to using joysticks …

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Calling all coders: USC Center for Body Computing hosts ‘Hacking Virtual Medicine’ 2-day hackathon with ICT and IEEE Standards Association

August 27, 2015

October 3- 4 event to create a new medical experience evolution using Virtual Reality Information for potential participants can be found at the event website. …

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USC Institute for Creative Technologies Helped Create 3D Portraits of President Obama Now on Display at the Smithsonian

December 2, 2014

White House Releases New Behind-the-Scenes Video Detailing Process Used to Scan a Sitting President for the First Time The Smithsonian has put on view the …

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Visit The Epicenter of Virtual Reality in LA: USC Institute for Creative Technologies Mixed Reality Lab to Host VRLA Meet Up #2

June 12, 2014

Experience the latest in immersive media and virtual reality Meet the leaders of the SoCal-centered VR revolution ICT Media Contact: Orli Belman, belman@ict.usc.edu, 310 301-5006 …

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Learning from Experience: Viterbi News Features Andrew Gordon’s Narrative Work

April 16, 2014

A story on the Viterbi website highlights Andrew Gordon’s narrative research. It also includes a video on his Heider-Simmel Interactive Theater project. Gordon’s goal is …

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ICT Virtual Human Health Prototype Named Top Ten Digital Innovation by NetExplo Forum

April 2, 2014

Awards presentation held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on March 26. The USC Institute for Creative Technologies’ SimSensei prototype was named one of the year’s …

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ICT’s Andrew Gordon Brings Seminal 1940’s Social Science Experiment Online

March 26, 2014

Andrew Gordon studies stories. He leads the Narrative Group at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies where his research is devoted to …

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ICT Executive Director Explains How To Create Simulators for Leadership Skills

March 24, 2014

Lessons form chapter of new book on using experience to develop talent At the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, Executive Director Randall W. Hill, Jr. …

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Army.Mil Features ICT’s Research Inspired by Medal of Honor Recipient Ty Carter

January 7, 2014

A story on the Army.Mil website showcases ICT’s efforts to build a 3-D interactive digital version of Staff Sergeant Carter that can understand questions and …

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Film Screening and Q&A

November 6, 2013

WHAT: A screening and Q&A with the creators of Friends you Haven’t Met Yet, a documentary short film exploring issues of ethics and online privacy …

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Media Advisory: USC Showcases Breakthrough Technologies for Holographic Projections and Realistic Digital Doubles at Premier Computer Graphics and Animation conferences

July 16, 2013

Holographic heads, photo-real video game characters and virtual humans with realistic behaviors among the USC Institute for Creative Technologies-developed technologies to be demonstrated and discussed …

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ICT and Law School Develop Virtual Tool to Train Child Interviewers

April 24, 2013

Conducting interviews with children who have witnessed a crime or have been victims of abuse or neglect represents some of the most challenging and sensitive …

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USC Researcher Uses a Robot as a Real Roving Reporter

April 3, 2013

Telepresence experiment studies how interview subjects in Spain will respond to questions posed by a robot being operated in LA Who/What: Researcher Nonny de la …

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ICT’s MxR Lab creates immersive viewers using 3-D printers, low-cost lenses and display panels at the IEEE VR conference in Orlando, Florida

March 20, 2013

The do-it-yourself (DIY) demonstration was part of the MxR Lab’s push to disrupt the virtual reality marketplace by making low-cost, high quality virtual reality (VR) …

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Professor Offers Keen Observations on Computing

January 15, 2013

When Paul Rosenbloom became the director of New Directions at USC’s Information Sciences Institute 15 years ago, he helped apply timely computing to a diverse …

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USC Invites You to Mars: Traverse the Red Planet at Virtual Viewing Party Tonight at SIGGRAPH

August 5, 2012

Portable virtual reality device from the MxR Lab at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies brings 3-D Martian landscape to your iPhone or Android. Contact: …

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ICT Computer Scientist Uses YouTube as a Research Tool

July 18, 2012

ICT Researcher Giving YouTube Views a Whole New Meaning Computer scientist Louis-Philippe Morency is analyzing online videos to capture the nuances of how people communicate …

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ICT Developing Next-Generation Artificial Intelligence Tools for Mental Health

April 12, 2012

Effort is part of a new DoD initiative to use telemedicine and virtual humans to address barriers to care and to provide better care for …

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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Debuts New Digital Double Pipeline Using ICT’s Light Stage

March 8, 2012

For the recent blockbuster Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, the ICT Graphics Lab collaborated with Icon Imaging Studio, Lightstage LLC and House of Moves (HOM) …

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Out of the Box: USC Researchers Debut Smartphone 3-D Virtual Reality Viewer Made Out of Cardboard

March 5, 2012

Easy-to-assemble fold-out viewer transforms smartphones into portable immersive virtual reality systems. First 100 do-it-yourself VR viewers being distributed at IEEE Virtual Reality Conference in Orange County, March …

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Local Vets Needed for $11 Million DoD-Funded Study of ICT-Developed Virtual Reality Therapy for PTSD

December 12, 2011

$11 Million DOD Grant Funds Study of Virtual Reality and Other Therapies for PTSD Multi-Center Clinical Trial to Recruit Military and Civilian Personnel With PTSD …

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ICT Virtual Humans Change the Face of Training

November 4, 2011

At a Naval training facility in Newport, R.I., gunner’s mate Jacob Cabrillo, a new junior sailor, sits hunched in his chair, fully outfitted in his …

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USC Institute for Creative Technologies Receives $135 Million Contract Extension From U.S. Army

September 1, 2011

Award allows for continued university-based research and development of interactive media for military training, health therapies and more. Sept.1, 2011 – The Department of Defense …

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ICT and USC School of Social Work To Demo Virtual Reality Educational Technologies at CES

December 22, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Dotty Diemer, DDK Communications 562.212.6014, dotty@ddk-communications.com Cindy Monticue, USC School of Social Work 213.740.2021, monticue@usc.edu Orli Belman, USC Institute for Creative …

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Press Release for ICT’s Grand Opening and Ten Year Anniversary

October 1, 2010

Contact: Orli Belman USC Institute for Creative Technologies 310 301-5006, 310 709-4156 belman@ict.usc.edu Bringing the Holodeck to Life – USC Institute for Creative Technologies Marks …

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MCIT Marks One Year and Over 15,000 Trained

July 12, 2010

Portable interactive system helps troops address improvised explosive devices – the most lethal element of combat today. Successful collaboration credited for rapid development and deployment …

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ICT Virtual Humans Ada and Grace Talk Science at AAAS in San Diego

February 26, 2010

NSF showcases science education collaboration with Museum of Science, Boston Ada and Grace, two bright and bubbly young women literally stopped visitors in their tracks …

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Academy Award® Honors Developers of USC ICT’s Light Stage Technologies

January 7, 2010

Used in films including Avatar , Benjamin Button and Spider-Man™ 2, award recognizes Institute for Creative Technologies’ visual effects systems that create believable digital actors …

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ICT Virtual Humans Debut at Museum of Science, Boston

December 10, 2009

On Tuesday, December 8, 2009, just in time for National Computer Science Education Week, the the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and the Museum of …

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ICT’s Bill Swartout Wins Major AI Award

July 13, 2009

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence recognizes achievements and service of William Swartout, a USC expert who has redefined personal computing William Swartout, director …

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