To Serve and to Lead

In his 2018 State of the School address, Dean Yannis C. Yortsos spoke about culture, the seeking of a homeostasis for the school and how this can be found by serving all our constituencies and by leading today’s world of exponential changes and “constant accelerations.”

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A Desk That Knows You

Burcin Becerik-Gerber leads an effort to create a smart desk that encourages a healthy and productive work environment.

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ASBME receives outstanding achievement award

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) has selected USC’s student chapter as the 2018 recipients

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Alexa To USC: “Congratulations! You Have Been Chosen.”

The prestigious Amazon Alexa Innovation Fellowship will allow the USC Viterbi School of Engineering to infuse voice technology into several of its innovation programs.

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USC Viterbi Digital Mag Spring 2018

At the USC Michelson Center, Professor Scott Fraser’s incredible movies explore an unanswered question. How memories are formed?

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NAE Grand Challenges

Engineering problems exist in the real world, and our obligation is to help solve them, in real time.

Shana Douglas
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2018

“My passion is volunteering and inspiring the future generation to go into STEM fields. I’m so happy to be apart of a school that shares those values.”

Keyue Shen
Assistant Professor
of Biomedical Engineering

“I think the exciting part for me, as an engineer, is that we’re making something possible that was impossible in the past to help patients.”

Roxanna Pakkar
B.S. Electrical
Engineering, 2020

“It’s really cool knowing that this technical work that I’m doing in a lab has such huge social implications.”

A.C. Mike Markkula
B.S. ’64; M.S. ’66
Co-founder, Apple Inc.

“There is no way a student can graduate from the engineering school at USC without learning how to think through a problem and come to a correct and proper answer. That has served me well in everything I’ve done.”

Rebecca Peer
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, 2018

“I have felt encouraged to strive for truly unique and scientifically relevant research with the support of my fellow students, my advisor, and my Engineering department.”

Academic Departments

Biologically Inspired Robotics - In this undergraduate course, students look to nature to design and build robots that mimic the movement of animals
What powers deep space travel? - Master’s student spends summer modeling nuclear generators for space expeditions
This Tiny Particle Might Change Millions of Lives - Nanoparticle Targets Kidney Disease for Drug Delivery
Society of Petroleum Engineers chapter at USC honored as one of the best in the world - The global award recognizes the chapter’s excellence in community service, professional development, and industry engagement.
How much water is used to fulfill the energy needs of the US? - Study analyzes how much water is used by oil, coal, natural gas, wind and other energy sources
New Deep Learning AI Technology Can Help You Save Time on Your Commute - New AI forecasting technology might also aid fleets of autonomous cars navigate future traffic.
Researchers Decode Mood from Human Brain Signals - Findings may yield new closed-loop, tailored therapies for depression and anxiety
USC Viterbi Ranked in the Top Ten Engineering Programs According to US News & World Report 2018.
It is the only school ranked in the top 10 for these 3 rankings: Best Graduate Schools, Best Online Graduate Engineering Program, Best Online Graduate Information Technology (or Computer Science) Programs
USC Viterbi has raised $450M to date in its fundraising initiative started in 2010 with a goal of $500M
USC Viterbi’s online graduate program in computer science is #1, and the online engineering program, comprising more than 40 degrees, is #2 according to 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings
44% of entering USC Viterbi freshman are women
In June 2017, at the annual ASEE meeting, USC Viterbi received the ASEE President’s Award in recognition of its national leadership
In June 2017 at the annual ASEE meeting, USC Viterbi received the ASEE Engineering Excellence for Veterans Award, one of only 4 schools nationally to receive such recognition
There are 10 elite schools worldwide that are part of iPodia, the USC-led global classroom