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Patterns and Prose

By USC News

April 12, 2022

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Wael AbdAlmageed is a research associate professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a research director with the Information Sciences Institute, both units of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering.

During the day, Wael AbdAlmageed writes computer code to help doctors diagnose the severity of genetic defects in children. He also creates programs that can identify deepfake videos that have been doctored to spread misinformation.

But wen he is not in his lab at the University of Southern California (USC) Information Sciences Institute, he works on another form of coding for the sake of sharing art: translating the poetry of Amal Abul-Qassem Donqol. These are not incongruent skills, explains AbdAlmageed in a recent interview.

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