Glimpsing into the Future of AI: A Conversation with Yolanda Gil

Yolanda Gil, president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), discusses what it will take to move AI forward without moving safety backward.

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DJ Turned Scientist Works to Reverse Engineer Depression, PTSD and Drug Addiction

USC Viterbi’s Jennifer Treweek witnessed too many people suffering from drug addiction, PTSD and depression around her, so she dedicated her life to eradicating their deadly effects

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Talking to Robots…Under the Sea

A team of USC Viterbi undergraduates that is developing underwater wireless communication technology will represent the U.S. at the Global Grand Challenges Summit student competition finals

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USC News: Longtime supporters’ gift benefits USC engineering, dance and film schools

USC Viterbi alumnus Patrick Fuscoe and his wife, Bonnie, have donated $12 million to advance programs at three USC schools that shaped their lives.

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USC Viterbi Startup Garage and Amazon Alexa Fund Announce Support for Voice Tech Startups

Amazon Alexa Fund and Alexa Fellowship will work with USC’s Silicon Beach Accelerator, Viterbi Startup Garage to cultivate the next generation of voice startups

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USC Viterbi Digital Mag Fall 2018

Baum Family Maker Space

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Sep 24 Tue

Preparing for the Engineering Career Fair Open Forum

Tue, Sep 24, 2019
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Sep 24 Tue

Preparing for the Engineering Career Fair Open Forum

Tue, Sep 24, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Increase your preparedness for the Engineering Career Fair by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners. For more information about Labs & Open Forums, please...

Oct 08 Tue

Interviews Open Forum

Tue, Oct 08, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: EEB 132
Increase your preparedness for interviews by attending this professional development Q&A moderated by Viterbi Career Connections staff or Viterbi employer partners. For more information about Labs & Open Forums, please visit...

Oct 15 Tue

Interviews Open Forum

Tue, Oct 15, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Engineering+

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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

Relativity Space is the first company to use 3-D printers to build entire rockets. Photo courtesy of Relativity Space. “We’re Going to 3-D Print the First Rocket Made on Mars” - Tim Ellis, named to MIT Technology Review’s 2019 “35 Innovators Under 35” for his use of massive 3-D printers to build space-bound rockets
Stress Word Art In Space or in the Classroom, Fun is a Top Priority - Garrett Reisman’s USC micro-seminar convenes incoming undergraduates to help navigate expectations and pressures and mitigate stress
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.
elderly hands Fighting Back Against the Ravages of Time - New USC Viterbi research tells us more than we’ve ever known about how and why our cells age, paving the way for a healthier, happier old age.
PREEMPTIVE Participants Visit the Tsunami Memorial Museum in Khao Lak, Thailand Lessons Within the Rubble - How two USC professors are mining historic disasters to build educational infrastructure reframing how we approach natural disaster preparation.
(Left to right) Joel Joseph, General David Petraeus, Kaushal Saraf and Varsha Varadarajan (Photo/Courtesy of Joel Joseph) Come Together - Atomus, a fledgling USC Viterbi startup, is developing technology that would make it easier for the Marines to 3-D print spare parts for ships, military vehicles and planes, benefitting the Corps, defense contractors and the nation.
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
Mother of pearl Using 3-D Printed Mother-of-Pearl to Create Tough New Smart Materials - USC researchers are drawing inspiration from mollusks to build lightweight, strong materials for wearable technology and more.
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
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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.
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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
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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