My Favorite Organization: Association of Computing Machinery

Patrick-2016 Professional & Academic, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Are you interested in iPhone apps that help you register for classes or can alert the hearing impaired of sirens? How about writing a program to sift through thousands of Car and Driver articles and extract trends in vehicle brands, makes, and models? If any of these topics, like mobile programming or finding teams to help you turn your great …

My Favorite Student Involvement: USC Software Quality Lab

rob Uncategorized, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

I’ve been involved in the USC Software Quality Lab for 3 years now, and it’s by far my favorite student involvement.  What is it? It’s the research group that is headed by my research advisor, Professor William G.J. Halfond, that focuses on issues of using software engineering to make software less buggy, more secure, and ultimately cheaper to develop and …

Looking to next year

Zach Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Amazingly, we are already in the second half of this semester and it’s getting to be time to plan out next semesters schedule. I’ll be sad to see this one go because I’m really enjoying my classes but I think next semester could be even better. I’m currently signed up for four classes, EE 201, CSCI 270, CSCI 201 and …

Don’t know how to program? No biggie.

rob Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Having talked to many potential computer scientists since the fall, I’ve come to realize many share a concern over their qualifications when it comes to Computer Science.  I don’t see it as much with other majors, since an Aerospace Engineering applicant knows that most other students won’t have worked with a space shuttle yet.  But aspiring computer scientists realize that …

On the National News!

rob Uncategorized Leave a Comment

15 minutes of fame?  Try 3 seconds- that’s all I got when I appeared in a NBC segment on cyber security. But heck, I’m gonna milk it for all it’s worth. The clip, which I’ve embedded below, highlights our country’s need for cyber security experts, and it makes a great point.  It’s all the rage now to make different appliances …

Spring 2013: Time Management Edition

rob Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

It’s always nice getting a good, month long break between semesters in order to recharge.  I definitely enjoyed myself, and watched what was probably and exorbitant amount of sports.  But this semester, I’m hitting the ground running, with a packed schedule and a lot of important goals to accomplish! I’m taking 5 classes, and I’ll elaborate a little on what …

Steve’s Spring Semester at a Glance

steve Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Well, it’s finally here. Second semester senior year! This is definitely going to be a solid grand finale semester. I’m actually taking the most classes I’ve ever taken at once (6), they’re all engineering, and two are grad classes. Fun story: only two of those are actually required for me to graduate, I just wanted to squeeze as many cool …

My Major: Computer Engineering/Computer Science

rob Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Here at USC, I study Computer Engineering/Computer Science (CECS), a major that entails both software (Computer Science) and hardware (Electrical Engineering classes focusing on Digital Logic/Computer Architecture).  The is that a CECS can go into either hardware or software, and that it is important to know the needs of a software designer to be an effective hardware engineer and vice-versa. …