January 25, 2023

Constantine Sideris Honored by Office of Naval Research

Constantine Sideris, USC Viterbi assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, received a 2023 Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award from the Office of Naval Research. One of only 25 researchers nationwide to receive the award, Sideris will receive a grant of $750,000 over a three-year period to support his work. Read the entire press release […]

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June 3, 2022

Publication investigating peripheral nerve damage due to electrical stimulation (SPARC program) is awarded Best Paper in Artificial Computation at IWINAC 2022

The publication entitled “Electrical Stimulation Induced Current Distribution in Peripheral Nerves Varies Significantly with the Extent of Nerve Damage: A Computational Study Utilizing Convolutional Neural Network and Realistic Nerve Models” was awarded Best Paper in Artificial Computation at IWINAC 2022. The publication may be accessed here:

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September 3, 2021

Kimberly K. Gokoffski, MD, PhD, has received a grant from USC’s Strategic Directions for Research Award (SDRA) program to help heal skin wounds.

Kimberly K. Gokoffski, MD, PhD, assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology, has received a $198,000 grant from USC’s Strategic Directions for Research Award (SDRA) program. The grant will allow her to pursue research related to her project titled “Novel, Large-Field Gradient, Electrical Stimulator to Accelerate Peripheral Nerve Regeneration into Split Thickness, Skin Graft Donor Sites.” Read […]

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June 26, 2021

Dr. Isaac Asante is accepted in the AGOLD-PRIDE Program

The PRIDE program is a NIH/NHLBI supported program that further enhances the skillsets of junior faculty members to use ancestry and gender in interpretation of omics datasets when making inferences about susceptibility to pulmonary diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis. This is a relevant area which aligns well with Dr. Asante’s earlier efforts to model the […]

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May 6, 2021

Our Advanced Computer Model Enables Improvements to “Bionic Eye” Technology

Press releases highlight our experimentally validated advanced computer model that reproduces the shapes and positions of millions of nerve cells in the eye, as well as the physical and networking properties associated with them. Focusing on models of nerve cells that transmit visual information from the eye to the brain, we identified ways to potentially […]

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Our work on ARGUS II Retinal Stimulation in the News

The Argus II is a microscopic supercomputer implanted into people who have visually impaired eyes. The premise of the device is to help them recognize shapes and patterns, giving them the ability to partially see once more. The Argus II works by stimulating the nerve fiber without disturbing its neighboring cells. The team is testing an electrical stimulation waveform that […]

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October 14, 2020

Isaac Asante and Jean-Marie Bouteiller join ITEMS

Isaac Asante, Assistant Professor of Research Ophthalmology and Jean-Marie Bouteiller, Assistant Professor of Research in Biomedical Engineering join ITEMS. Isaac Asante brings his expertise in translational/ clinical drug development, biomarker development, regulatory affairs, molecular biology and bioanalytical techniques, PK/PD modeling, Pharmaceutics, Oncology, Clinical Pharmacology, Good Clinical Practice (GCP), and Pharmacovigilance. Jean-Marie Bouteiller brings his expertise […]

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September 15, 2020

Manuel Monge receives NIBIB Trailblazer Award!

Manuel Monge receives the NIH/NIBIB Trailblazer Award to support his work on MRI-Inspired Electronics.The Trailblazer R21 Award is an opportunity for New and Early Stage Investigators to pursue research programs of high interest to the NIBIB at the interface of the life sciences with engineering and the physical sciences. A Trailblazer project may be exploratory, […]

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December 4, 2019

Gianluca Lazzi elected to the National Academy of Inventors!

Prof. Gianluca Lazzi has been elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Quoting the NAI, “the NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.” “To date, […]

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September 2, 2018

Joining USC!

The Integrated Medical Electronics Lab has officially opened at USC, joining the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering and the new Institute for Technology and Medical Systems Innovation!

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December 17, 2017

ATOMS in Solid-State Circuits Magazine!

Our work on ATOMS has been published in the Fall edition of the Solid-State Circuits Magazine. Emami A & Monge M. MRI-Inspired High-Resolution Localization for Biomedical Applications: Artificial Nuclear Spins on a Chip.IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine 10, 34-42 (2018).article | ieee

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