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Living and learning in a new culture

While pursuing studies relevant to their majors, three undergraduates will improve their foreign language skills. Three students at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts...... Read more

Research Centers

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Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI)

C-DEBI is a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Science and Technology Center on the deep biosphere. Its mission is to explore life beneath the seafloor and make transformative discoveries that advance science, benefit society, and inspire people of all ages and origins.

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Innovation

RSA Algorithm

Cryptography

The RSA algorithm, co-invented by the Viterbi School's Len Adleman (the "A" in RSA), is amathematical method to ensure secure communications. The RSA algorithm is used worldwide to secure internet, banking, smart card and credit card transactions.

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NEW Web Portal for Inventions

USC Stevens launches new web portal, simplifying tech transfer. Faculty, disclose your invention now. More Information

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