Corporate and Foundation Relations


The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is one of the leading engineering research and education institutions in the nation. We owe much of our strength to our nationally acclaimed faculty, research personnel, and talented students. Our success can also be attributed to a long history of close, mutually beneficial ties with alumni and industry. These relationships provide invaluable support and opportunities for our faculty, staff and students to collaborate on many levels.

The opportunities for interaction with companies and non-profit organizations at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering are plentiful.  Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) works to identify priorities and establish mutually beneficial relationships between partnering organizations and the School’s rich research and academic community. We invite you to explore the many strengths that USC Viterbi has to offer, and to become a valuable member of our community.  Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact Information

For all questions related to Corporate and Foundation Relations at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, please contact:

Todd Logan
Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Maurena Nacheff-Benedict
Senior Director of Corporate Relations

Jennifer Lidar
Associate Director, Foundation Relations

Olivia Ale
Development Coordinator

Visit Us

When you visit us at USC Viterbi we will introduce you to all the right people based on your particular needs and interests. We offer a tailored “full service” visit experience to include:
  • Faculty researchers who fit your interests
  • Engineering services
  • Corporate sponsored long-term engineering partnerships
  • Recruiting
  • Diversity in the engineering student body
  • Women in Engineering program
  • Professional & continuing education
  • Distance Education Network
  • Intellectual Property and Licensing
  • Student engineering project teams
  • Student engineering professional organizations
  • Understanding research funding arrangements
  • In-kind support
  • Entrepreneurship
  • The story of Andrew and Erna Viterbi and the Viterbi Museum
Please contact us to arrange a visit soon.


With more than $165 million annually in external research funding, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering is at the forefront of research in information technology, biotechnology and the full spectrum of engineering disciplines. The Viterbi School is second in the nation in research funding per faculty member, and consistently places in the top ten rankings according to the U.S. News and World Report rankings.

The Viterbi School is home to two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers (the Integrated Media Systems Center and the Biomimetic Microelectonic Systems – Engineering Research Center), as well as the first University Center of Excellence selected by the Department of Homeland Security (CREATE — the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events).  USC is also home to the world-famous Information Sciences Institute and the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering.

Our highly interdisciplinary research environment has enabled faculty to respond to emerging needs for research in such diverse areas as roboticssoftware engineeringvision sciences and photonics. The Viterbi School actively encourages technology transfer and commercialization through industrial partnerships.

Please click on these links to view Viterbi School individual research centers and departments.

For more information on research capabilities, collaboration and industrial partnership opportunities at USC, please contact us.