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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

“Aviate, Navigate, Communicate”: The Rules of Flying - How Wyatt Sadler, founding member, pilot and industry advisor of USC’s AeroDesign Team, took his childhood hobby to the next level.
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.
Accessory Power - At 20 years old, USC Viterbi Biomedical Engineering student Nikita Dhesikan founded IDENTITI, a custom gemstone bracelet company that empowers women one gem at a time.
A Digital Underground - A new research center at USC Viterbi will tackle some “deep” science to improve how natural resources are detected and extracted.
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
Paving the Way for Robust Machine Learning - Team from USC Viterbi, UC San Diego, and MIT Has Recipe for Detecting Outliers in High Dimensional Data Sets
The Next Small Thing in Chip Design - Three USC Researchers Win $100,000 Nokia Bell Labs Prize for their work in 3D Optical Beam Forming.
Rethinking Refugee Camps - Two USC Viterbi undergraduates propose a life-saving systems approach to tackle the greatest refugee crisis in modern history