The USC Viterbi School of Engineering boasts an excellent faculty of growing strength with 191 tenure-track faculty.
Viterbi's faculty roster includes 37 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 64 winners of Presidential Young Investigator and CAREER awards, 8 winners of PECASE Early Career awards, and the 2003 winner of the Association for Computing's Turing Prize, often described as the "Nobel Prize in computing." More than a third of the faculty have been elected fellows of their respective professional societies.
Increasing the diversity of its faculty is an important goal of the Viterbi School. Significantly contributing to this effort is the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Program.
Message From the Dean
Mentoring is a most fundamental continuous act in helping the intellectual and spiritual growth of a human being, in their quest for forging their path in life. It is different and additive to nurturing- which connotes a parent-child relation with a material component. Rather, it is a relationship of soon-to-be equals. The mentor is an inexhaustible source of mental and psychological support, which solidifies one's fortitude and helps unleash one's potential.
Mentoring provides texture, advice and context to help individuals increase their vision of the future, hone their skills, solidify their approach, stoke their passion. It requires mutual trust, sincerity, and respect; and provides the priceless enjoyment of helping someone reach their potential to the fullest. It is a wonderful process of discovery, for both the mentor and the mentee. It is therefore quintessentially human. For this reason has a natural and required home in academic and research environments.
We are fortunate to be able to be in the position of practicing and celebrating it.
- Dean Yannis Yortsos
It is important to the Viterbi School of Engineering for a nurturing and supportive environment to be provided for our faculty and students to enable them to prosper and be highly successful. Mentoring can be beneficial to mentees and invigorating for mentors. Establishing a thriving mentoring culture within Viterbi is a priority. The Dean's Office encourages effective mentorship at all levels.
- Faculty Mentoring Workshop Presentations 9-25-19
- Richard Leahy, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (T/TT Faculty)
- Richard Leahy (RTPC Faculty)
- Yan Liu, Associate Professor of Computer Science
- Timothy Pinkston, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Lucio Soibelman, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. See also Mentoring Guidelines for Cornell University College of Engineering
- Charles Gomer, Professor of Pediatrics
- Joan Lakoski, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
- Viterbi Mentoring Programs and Activities Summary 1-3-13
- Faculty Mentoring Memo 11-13-07
- Junior Faculty Mentoring Memo 8-26-10
- Faculty Mentoring Luncheons Memo 5-10-10
- USC’s 10 Best Practices for Establishing a Successful Mentoring Culture
- USC Faculty Mentoring Website
- Research: CER workshops
- Teaching: CET workshops
- PhD Student and Postdoc Mentoring Toward Academic Careers
- Tutorial on Collecting WoS Publication & Citation Data
The Viterbi School of Engineering was in the spotlight at the 2011 Mellon Mentoring Awards Ceremony, with the school receiving the event’s signature distinction, and two professors winning individual honors.