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“Although optimization largely works behind the scenes, it powers everything from supply chains and flight routes to package deliveries and even disaster response and organ allocation. Without it, the world would grind to a halt”

-Bistra Dilkina

This year, four USC computer science professors, Bistra Dilkina, Sven Koenig, Satish Kumar, and Aleksandra Korolova, will collaborate with professors from across the country on a $20M NSF-funded grant to advance new initiatives in AI, optimization, and machine learning. Read all about their vision for their projects in the article below.


Michael Cox

Michael was born and raised in a small island town off the coast of Seattle. He went to USC, but he’s still a Pacfic Northwesterner at heart—he loves hiking, reading, and watching the Seattle sports teams disappoint him. At Viterbi, Michael counsels high school and transfer students in the application process.

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