Class of 2020
Graduating Student Stories
“These Stories Won’t Be Available Forever:” Senior Combines AI and Documentary Filmmaking to Preserve the Past
Imagine a museum where Japanese-Americans from World War II live on as virtual avatars. Cole Kawana is working on it.
USC Undergraduate Researcher Peers Beneath The Waves
Hannah Walker, a graduating mechanical engineering major and winner of the USC Discovery Scholar Prize, has created a device to inexpensively map the ocean’s underwater topography.
She Wants To Change How We Dress And Feed The World
Soraya Levy, Senior and Grand Challenges Scholar, Started Reimagining Our World by Reimagining Her Own Education
Multi-instrumentalist, DJ and computer scientist, Melissa Wen blended her passions at USC
After graduation, Melissa Wen will join Google in Sunnyvale, CA, while completing her master’s online.
First-generation student and dad of three earns computer science degree, credits family with helping him succeed
Originally from Bogota in Colombia, dad of three Alexander Reyes transferred to USC after earning an associate degree from community college and several years working in the IT field.
Blazing New Trails, from Dirt Bikes to Construction
USC senior Julia Lind seeks to bring technology not just to the people who design buildings, but to those who build them.
Bringing it Home: The Biomedical Engineer Making a Difference in Panama
Class of 2020 graduate, Lily Lau Hou is taking the skills from her M.S. in Biomedical Engineering to launch a startup and help the COVID-19 response in her homeland.
MIT Technology Review Names USC Viterbi Ph.D. Student One of “The Top Innovators Under 35” in the Middle East and North Africa
The award recognizes Ghena Alhanaee for her work to prevent a regional catastrophe by providing a linked emergency response plan across the Persian Gulf
A Hackathon for Women by Women
USC students changing hacking culture from competitive to collaborative.
Students Build App That Empowers Teachers in Remote Corners of the World
A U.S. State Department-funded project will allow Mobile Teacher to reach more educators without Internet
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.
Helping The Homeless
USC Viterbi writing students offer engineering solutions to a local provider of homeless services to improve operations.
ASBME receives outstanding achievement award
The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) has selected USC’s student chapter as the 2018 recipients
A Desk That Knows You
Burcin Becerik-Gerber leads an effort to create a smart desk that encourages a healthy and productive work environment.
USC students go into refugee camps in Greece to volunteer and research solutions to the global refugee crisis
New USC Viterbi course focused on engineering solutions for social good takes students from seven USC schools in a close encounter with problems inside refugee camps