Upcoming Events

  • Engineering Exploratorium (EngX)
    Feb. 25 09:00 AM-02:00 PM
    Professor Andrea Armani's Engineering Exploratorium will present the public with interactive demonstrations about research in photonics and the ways...
  • USC Viterbi Robotics Open House
    Apr. 7 - All Day
    Schools, individuals, and industry are welcome to this free event. Reservations are required for groups larger than ten people....
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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

Controlling Hypersonic Airflow - Assistant Professor Ivan Bermejo-Moreno investigates strategies to control air dynamics and reduce stress on aircraft engines
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.
Bioengineering models for muscular dystrophy research - Megan McCain receives a Rising Star Award for her innovative research on musculoskeletal disorders.
Don Zhang elected to NAE - Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering / Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering professor recognized for pioneering work in stochastic modeling of flow in porous media
Lucio Soibelman Receives Distinguished National Award for His Pioneering Work in Construction Management - Department Chair Lucio Soibelman was awarded ASCE’s 2017 Construction Management Award for his work in big data research and management
Escape Velocity Episode 4 “The Love Algorithm” - Thornton graduate student teams up with USC ISI data scientists to break down the hidden factors that will help him find true love
The Life & Legacy of Sol Golomb - From the brightest kid in the room to the wisest man on campus
Rethinking Refugee Camps - Two USC Viterbi undergraduates propose a life-saving systems approach to tackle the greatest refugee crisis in modern history