NAE: Mahta Moghaddam and Behrokh Khoshnevis elected to NAE

Moghaddam was elected for development of physics-based computational algorithms; Khoshnevis was elected for innovations in manufacturing and construction

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Saving Endangered Species, One Algorithm at a Time

Bistra Dilkina, USC Viterbi assistant professor in computer science, develops artificial intelligence tools to help protect endangered animals

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You Are Not Here By Accident

Linnie Haynesworth, USC Viterbi’s 2019 Mark A. Stevens Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, pens a letter to her younger Trojan self.

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Helping The Homeless

USC Viterbi writing students offer engineering solutions to a local provider of homeless services to improve operations.

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Sparking Innovation

USC Viterbi alumnus Ken Richardson has written a new book about how America can once again become the world’s leader in tech.

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Turning Glycerol To Gold

A new business in the USC Viterbi Startup Garage has developed a molecule to turn this plentiful biofuel byproduct into coveted sodium lactate.

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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

Feb 19 Tue

E-Week Kick-Off Carnival (E-week is Sponsored by Boeing and Northrop Grumman)

Tue, Feb 19, 2019
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Daniel J. Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad)

Feb 22 Fri

Discover Engineering Day (Sponsored by SHPE)

Fri, Feb 22, 2019
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Daniel J. Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad)

Mar 05 Tue

Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni & Industry Spotlight

Tue, Mar 05, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: RTH 211
The Viterbi Industry & Alumni Spotlight is a great opportunity for you to connect with USC alumni and industry professionals that have been in your shoes. They will share their experiences on how they got to where they are in their career...

Mar 27 Wed

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

Wed, Mar 27, 2019
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS seniors 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...

Mar 29 Fri

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

Fri, Mar 29, 2019
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS seniors 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...

Feb 19 Tue

E-Week Kick-Off Carnival (E-week is Sponsored by Boeing and Northrop Grumman)

Tue, Feb 19, 2019
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Daniel J. Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad)

Feb 22 Fri

Discover Engineering Day (Sponsored by SHPE)

Fri, Feb 22, 2019
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Daniel J. Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad)

Mar 05 Tue

Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni & Industry Spotlight

Tue, Mar 05, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: RTH 211
The Viterbi Industry & Alumni Spotlight is a great opportunity for you to connect with USC alumni and industry professionals that have been in your shoes. They will share their experiences on how they got to where they are in their career...

Mar 27 Wed

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

Wed, Mar 27, 2019
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS seniors 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...

Mar 29 Fri

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

Fri, Mar 29, 2019
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS seniors 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.”

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

2018 AME Senior Project Showcase- Undergraduate students enrolled in AME 441A show off their semester's work
Students 3D print rocket engine- The Liquid Propulsion Lab successfully tested the world's first 3D printed rocket engine made entirely on campus
National Cancer Institute Award to Support Research on Colorectal Cancer at USC- USC Viterbi’s Stacey Finley and Shannon Mumenthaler from the Keck School of Medicine of USC lead new $3.1 million grant to advance search for new cancer treatments using computer simulations
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.
Broke your shoe? What if it could repair itself?- USC Viterbi faculty and students develop a 3D-printed material that can repair itself all on its own.
USC Researchers Use AI to Detect Early Signs of Alzheimer’s- USC researchers found “hidden factors” in medical data that could improve Alzheimer’s disease prediction and lead to better outcomes.
What Happens When 100 Million People Run Out of Water?- Essam Heggy Calls for More Water Education in the Scientific Community.
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?
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 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
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?
43% of the 2017 USC Viterbi Fall class and 44% of the 2018 Fall class are women
DID YOU KNOW?
There are 12 elite schools worldwide that are part of iPodia, the USC-led global classroom