USC Viterbi News: First Man

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and Neil Armstrong’s Groundbreaking Impact on our Journey to Space

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Meet The Trojan Engineer Helping Chinese Cities Bounce Back After Disaster

Nan Li, Ph.D. ’14, was named a 2018 top “Innovator under 35” in China by MIT Technology Review for his work in resilient cities

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Swimming like a Shark

USC Viterbi Assistant Professor Mitul Luhar Develops an Algorithm to Optimize Surfaces for Fast, Frictionless Motion in Water and Air

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Addressing the Urgent Need for Early and Accurate Tools in Diagnosing and Treating Cancer

Assad Oberai demonstrates how machine learning can be used to more quickly and accurately diagnose breast cancer.

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“Yes, And . . .”

Engineering students speed dating, telling wild tales and assuming martial arts stances in class!? Just another day in Writing 340, which injects a little bit of improv into the reading and writing.

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USC Viterbi Digital Mag Fall 2018

Baum Family Maker Space

Upcoming Events

Jul 24 Wed

Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

Wed, Jul 24, 2019
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a...

Jul 31 Wed

Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

Wed, Jul 31, 2019
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a...

Aug 07 Wed

Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

Wed, Aug 07, 2019
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a...

Jul 24 Wed

Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

Wed, Jul 24, 2019
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a...

Jul 31 Wed

Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

Wed, Jul 31, 2019
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a...

Aug 07 Wed

Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

Wed, Aug 07, 2019
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a...

Engineering+

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.”

Arynn O. Gallegos
B.S. Electrical
Engineering, 2020

“Working in my research lab has provided me with mentorship that has profoundly shaped my career and professional goals and to find opportunities I couldn’t even dream of before starting college.”

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.”

Jose Juan Ruiz
B.S. Electrical
Engineering, 2019

“Coming from community college, I was worried about transferring into a major university, but once I got to USC all my doubts were put to rest. From the professors, career opportunities, organizations, events, and friends I made here, I know I made the right choice in choosing USC”

Academic Departments

Scifi bot the robotic fish It’s What’s Inside that Counts, Unless You’re a Robotic Fish - Mechanical engineering students challenged themselves to make a robotic fish that not only swims like a real fish, but looks the part too, demonstrating the possibilities inherent to soft robotics.
RPL Traveler IV Launch USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory Shatters Student Altitude Record - Traveler IV is reportedly the first entirely student-designed and built rocket to pass the Kármán line into outer space
Student Research Shines at Grodins Symposium - Around 90 biomedical engineering students presented their research to industry and research professionals at the annual Fred S. Grodins Research Symposium.
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.
Burcin Becerik-Gerber and Gale Lucas The Future of Artificial Intelligence Comes Alive in Our Buildings - The Center for Intelligent Environments launches to advance human-centered building design and operation to increase well-being, safety, and even joy at work and beyond
Robotics and American Sign Language - USC Viterbi research team develops technology that may help deaf children better learn sign language
From Viruses to Social Bots, Researchers Unearth the Structure of Attacked Networks - A new statistical machine learning framework gleans the invisible and unobservable structure of any attacked network
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.
DID YOU KNOW?
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
DID YOU KNOW?
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.
DID YOU KNOW?
USC Viterbi has raised $480M to date in its fundraising initiative started in 2010 with a goal of $500M
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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
DID YOU KNOW?
The 2018 fall entering class consisted of 45% women, 23% students from underrepresented groups in engineering populations and 13% first-generation students
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There are 12 elite schools worldwide that are part of iPodia, the USC-led global classroom