A Hackathon for Women by Women

USC students changing hacking culture from competitive to collaborative.

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Coming Untethered: The Unintended Consequences of Hyper Digitalization

In her new book, Dr. Julie Albright explores the impact of a digital society on our relationships and behaviors.

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Excellence In Engineering

At the 41st Viterbi Awards, NAE President Dan Mote Jr., alumna and Northrop Grumman VP Linnie Haynesworth, and SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell were honored.

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Building A Better Blockchain

A company headed by a USC Viterbi alumnus has partnered with the school to advance this cutting-edge technology.

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A New Dawn

Project SUNRISE encourages USC Viterbi and other students to leverage their technical and entrepreneurial skills to help community members in need.

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USC Viterbi Digital Mag Fall 2018

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

Upcoming Events

Apr 22 Mon

Spring Explore USC

Mon, Apr 22, 2019
All Day Event
Spring Explore is a full-day program running from 8:30am-5pm. The day includes a presentation from the Office of Admission, a USC Campus Tour, and visit with us in the Viterbi School of Engineering. During your time with us you will learn...

Apr 22 Mon

Munushian Keynote Lecture - F. Duncan Haldane - Nobel Laureate, Physics 2016, Princeton University

Mon, Apr 22, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: MCB 102
Speaker: F. Duncan Haldane, Princeton University Talk Title: Topological Quantum Matter, Entanglement, and the Second Quantum Revolution Abstract: While the laws of quantum mechanics have remained unchanged and always validated for the...

Apr 26 Fri

Senior Design Expo

Fri, Apr 26, 2019
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Daniel J. Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad)
The KIUEL Senior Design Expo gives seniors a chance to show off what they've done in their capstone classes. Seniors present their projects to a judging panel of faculty, staff, and industry partners, with winners receiving cash prizes....

Apr 27 Sat

2019 Annual Viterbi Robotics Invitational

Sat, Apr 27, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: RTH
The Viterbi Robotics Invitational is an annual competition that highlights the increasing role that robotics have in our everyday lives. The competition encourages interactions that leave everyone involved feeling valued with a sense of...

May 08 Wed

Viterbi Undergraduate Awards

Wed, May 08, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: RHR Ballroom
Awards ceremony recognizing graduating Viterbi undergraduate students who have distinguished themselves in scholarship, leadership, and service.

May 10 Fri

USC Viterbi 2019 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Fri, May 10, 2019
10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: UVI Great Lawn


Studying more than engineering makes for better engineers

SCilicon Beach

Our community is unique and groundbreaking… plus we have the beach!

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

Creating safer waterways with driverless ships- Researchers develop an autonomous ship guidance system using probabilistic modeling and AI
Students 3D print rocket engine- The Liquid Propulsion Lab successfully tested the world's first 3D printed rocket engine made entirely on campus
intuistride The Future of Med-Tech Innovation in Just 48 Hours- Engineering students teamed up for the annual ASBME Makeathon, creating new assistive devices for Parkinson’s patients over the course of one weekend.
Seeing Through Rain and Fog- Materials developed by USC Viterbi Professor Jayakanth Ravichandran could allow autonomous vehicles to peer through the elements to improve safety.
A “Post-Antibiotic World?”- Antibiotic resistance is spreading from wastewater treatment plants
A Hackathon for Women by Women- USC students changing hacking culture from competitive to collaborative.
Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict Violence in Movies- The film industry will soon be able to better predict MPAA ratings for movies, thanks to a new artificial intelligence tool.
Traffic Jam Student Wins HackLA Mobility with App to Solve LA Traffic Woes- Jake Beaudin and his team created the app in 24 hours. They recently launched it to the tech industry at CES Las Vegas and will soon present it in Germany.
USC Viterbi Ranked in the Top Ten Engineering Programs According to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools. It is the only engineering school in the US on three USNWR top 10 engineering lists; Best Graduate Schools, Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs, and Best Online IT Programs
Since 2008, 12 USC Viterbi faculty were elected to the National Academy of Engineering and 9 USC Viterbi faculty were elected to the National Academy of Inventors.
USC Viterbi has raised $480M to date in its fundraising initiative started in 2010 with a goal of $500M
For the 7th straight year, USC Viterbi’s online graduate program in computer science is #1, and the online engineering program, comprising more than 40 degrees, is in the top 5 according to 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings
43% of the 2017 USC Viterbi Fall class and 44% of the 2018 Fall class are women
There are 12 elite schools worldwide that are part of iPodia, the USC-led global classroom