Randall Hill Discusses ICT Innovations

Published: May 26, 2009
Category: News

The USC Chronicle’s “Capital Connections” section featured a recent trip to Washington, D.C. by ICT Executive Director Randall W. Hill, Jr.  Hill met with congressional staff in the offices of Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Christopher Bond (R-Mo.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and the House Armed Services Committee about defense research on May 4 and 5. He discussed expanding the use of several ICT-developed applications, including virtual reality therapy for treating post-traumatic stress disorder, virtual patients designed to help train clinicians identify mental health disorders and interactive programs to improve leadership and critical thinking skills for military personnel. “Leaders in Congress are interested in seeing discoveries in the computer and social sciences being effectively transitioned to have a positive impact,” Hill said. “It is very satisfying to be able to share with them the many ways interdisciplinary research coming out of USC is being used to benefit not just our servicemen and women but society at large.”