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Reimagining the Science and Engineering Library


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.

Emmanuel Johnson
Computer Science

“I chose USC Viterbi for my PhD because it not only allowed me to work alongside some of the most brilliant scientists, but also puts me in a city where I am constantly seeing the application of my research field.”

Yannis Yortsos

“The engine of every great startup ecosystem is a university, and we aim to play that role here in Southern California. We call it SCilicon Beach.”

Ellen Emerson
Computer Science

“I chose USC Viterbi because I felt it was the best place for me to be able to do everything I wanted in college. I’ve had internships, done research, had on campus jobs, joined student orgs, played a sport and worked on student projects.”

Jose Hernandez
Industrial and Systems Engineering

“I love USC because of the endless opportunities I have available to me. I am surrounded by the best and brightest students in the country, in a challenging yet collaborative environment.”

Nilanjana Sen
Electrical Engineering

“I love the cultural diversity. It is like a knowledge hub with an amalgamation of various ideas of intelligent people all around the globe. It’s amazing to be a part of such a community. Go Trojans! Fight On!”

Academic Departments

Rise Of A Leader Engineer - Shana Douglass turns obstacles into opportunities
Mike Gruntman Elected as Full Member of the IAA - Professor of Astronautics Mike Gruntman was elected as a full member of the International Academy of Astronautics for contributions to astronautics and the exploration of space.
What if this protein holds the key to a new dimension in cancer immunotherapy? - Assistant Professor Stacey Finley uses mathematical modeling in her novel research on LCK protein regulation in cancer immunotherapy.
A Better Way - AesculaTech, a USC Viterbi startup, aims to make it easier for glaucoma patients to take eye drops – and keep their sight.
New Material Could Revolutionize Flexible Electronics - USC Viterbi Professor Qiming Wang uses his novel 3-D printing technique to design a flexible, electronically conductive material
New Research Center envisions IoT Applied to Personalized Learning - A joint center between USC Rossier and USC Viterbi might make the 'Internet of Things' a staple of K-12 classrooms
10 Years as the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering - The 2006 endowment of $35 million was the largest department naming at USC, and one of the largest ever to name an EE department anywhere in the world.
Leading the Way - Tyler Borch, industrial and systems engineering senior, pursues his dream of becoming a naval officer.