Globalization News Archive

June 23, 2017: S C Choi, President of Inha Univ. , K W Lee, President of KAU, I J Jin, President of Inha college in South Korea visited USC Viterbi to discuss about collaborations and tour of DEN facilities.

May 15-17, 2017: The 11th USC-THU Faculty Research Symposium was held in Beijing on May 15-17 with the theme of The 4th Industrial Revolution: Enabling Tools and Methods. The symposium had talks and discussion sessions. Read more >>

March 13, 2017 Prof. Ravi Kumar, Associate Provost (Special Projects) in President’s Office of Nanyang Technical University (NTU) revisited USC. He met with various administrators, dean of VSoE and some faculty members. His visit was to explore further research collaboration between NTU and USC in games area.

February 21, 2017 A high-level delegation led by USC President C. L. Max Nikias visited Taiwanese capital of Taipei on Feb. 21. The delegation’s purpose was to strengthen existing links with Taiwanese institutions and explore new opportunities for partnerships in Taiwan. Read more>>

February 3, 2017 Delegation led by minister from Bauhaus University, Weimar in Germany visited USC. MOU was signed between the two universities to promote research collaboration. Read more>>

October 18, 2016: Deputy Director and Dean of faculty affairs from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) visited VSoE. They met with Dean, Vice Dean, Dept. chairs and several faculty members to discuss education and research collaborations. They also made a presentation to graduate students for possible faculty appointments at IITB.

June 20, 2016: IUSSTF sponsors the Viterbi-India Program. Dr Rajiv Tayal, Executive Director of IUSSTF visited laboratories and met with faculty and Viterbi-India students.

May 4, 2016: USC Viterbi to strengthen ties with India and is set to launch new programs to attract Indian Ph.D. candidates. Read more>>

May 10-11, 2016: The 10th USC-THU Faculty Research Symposium was held at the USC campus on May 10-11 with the theme of Energy Informatics and Big Data. The symposium had talks, discussion sessions, and student poster session were held at RTH 526. Read more>>

USC Viterbi – Axilor Lexture Series
April 26, 2016: A program on entrepreneurship lecture series took place in Bangalore at Axilor. Sudha Kumar, Director of USC Viterbi Office in Bangalore organized this event. Many alums attended this event. Read more>>

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw won the award
April 22, 2016: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw won the Global Leadership in Engineering award. She is serving as the chair and Managaing Director of Biocon Limited. Read more>>

Dean Yannis Yortsos in India
Dec 8-12, 2015: Dean Yannis Yortsos led a delegation from USC Viterbi to India during Dec. 8-12. During this visit the delegation met with Government officials, industry leaders, and alumnis. In three different cities, Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore, meetings with alumni entrepreneurs and parents were held as well. Read more>>

October 29-31, 2015 The 2015 USC Global Conference took place in the city of Shanghai, China, at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai located in the world famous Jin Mao Tower on October 29 – 31, 2015. Read more>>

IUSSTF Student Symposium
Aug 22, 2015: The IUSSTF organized a student symposium on August 22 for all summer research students from India who were part of the Viterbi-India, S N Bose Scholar, and Khorana Scholar programs. Prof. Raghu Raghavendra was invited to address these students in the symposium and view the posters presented by students. Read more>>

Vice Dean Raghu Raghavendra in China
Aug 14, 2015: Vice Dean Raghu Raghavendra visited Taipei Medical Univ. during August 14-15 and met with Deans, and other officials for further dicsussions on collaborative PhD program. Read more>>

USC-THU Research Symposium
May 21-22, 2015: The 9th USC-THU Faculty Research Symposium was held at the Tsinghua University campus on May 21-22 with the theme of Energy Informatics and Big Data. Dean Yortsos and several VSoE faculty traveled to Beijing for this symposium. The event was also attended by Feng Deng who is the sponsor of the collaboration between USC and THU. Read more>>

Indian Official and IUSSTF visit
May 18, 2015 Officials from the Government of India and Indo US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) visited USC on May 18th to establish a PhD fellowship program. Dr. T. K. Chandrashekar, secretary of Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) led the delegation and signed an MOU with USC that will support 5 SERB-USC PhD fellowships each year.
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Annual Viterbi-India program
May 18-July 20, 2015 In the annual Viterbi-India program, this year 19 students from institutions across India are at USC campus this summer conducting research with VSoE faculty. In addition, there are 8 other undergraduate students from India are participating in this summer research program.
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Dean Yortsos, Prem Natarajan and Raghu Raghavendra visit India
December 15, 2014 Dean Yortsos, Prem Natarajan and Raghu Raghavendra visit India for the yearly India Advisory Board meeting.
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Dean Yortsos in China
October 31, 2014 Dean Yortsos meets with the China and East Asia Advisory Boards, helps establish Entrepreneur Executive Club
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USC researchers meet
October 15, 2014 USC researchers meet at the Global Conversation in New York to discuss our high-tech future.
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USC Viterbi and Azerbaijan meet
October 13, 2014 USC Viterbi and Azerbaijan meet to explore research collaboration.
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Tata Consultancy Services visits Viterbi Startup Garage.
August 1, 2014 In the Summer of 2014, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) paid a visit to Viterbi Startup Garage, our early-stage technology accelerator launched by the Viterbi School of Engineering.
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2015 Global summit on engineering grand challenges
July 16, 2014 Yannis C. Yortsos @ Chinese Academy of Engineering in Beijing- preparing for the 2015 global summit on engineering grand challenges
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Dean Yortsos Inducted Into the Academy of Athens.
June 10, 2014 Yannis C. Yortsos, dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, was formally inducted as Associate Member of the Academy of Athens in Greece on Tuesday for his “exceptional leadership and accomplishments in the field of engineering”.
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Internship Program at the United Nations headquarters
November 5, 2013 The United Nations provides opportunities for students enrolled in a graduate programme to undertake an internship at its Headquarters in New York, Geneva, Vienna, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Beirut, Santiago, Arusha and The Hague.
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The Global Innovation Initiative grant competition opens this week
October 28, 2013 GII will award grants to university consortia focusing on interdisciplinary science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-related issues of global significance.
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Google serves users from 700 p.c. more locations: Study by researchers from USC Viterbi
October 27, 2013 The Hindu – Over the past 10 months, Google search has dramatically increased the number of sites around the world from which it serves client queries according to researchers from University of Southern California.
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USC launches International Academy
October 24, 2013 The USC International academy will expand recruitment efforts to attract the brightest international undergraduate and graduate students to USC’s various academic programs.
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USC, Brazilian agency agree on fellowship for PhD students
September 6, 2013 USC and the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education under the Ministry of Education have agreed to jointly fund outstanding PhD students from Brazil who attend USC.
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Airbus establishes Institute for Engineering Research at USC
May 30, 2013 The Airbus Institute for Engineering Research (AIER) will foster a partnership between the aerospace company, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and two Korean Universities.
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Global Conference opens in South Korea
May 23, 2013 USC alumni and leaders gathered at the Grand Hyatt in Seoul, South Korea, on May 23 for the official welcome reception and dinner of the 2013 USC Global Conference.
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Three National Academies of Engineering Launch First Global Summit on the Grand Challenges
April 08, 2013 The three-day event explored how innovative engineering can tackle global issues such as cyber-terrorism, urban pollution and the development of clean, renewable energy.
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USC and Korean Engineering Students Kick-Off a Semester of Global Interaction
February 21, 2013 USC students and their classmates from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) participate in iPodia, a unique program that ushers in a truly global classroom.
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A Passage to India
December 19, 2012A USC Viterbi School delegation, led by Dean Yannis C. Yortsos, recently visited India to connect with alumni, explore partnerships and affirm the school’s growing international presence.
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Viterbi Increases Footprint In Dynamic SubcontinentDecember 18, 2012The Viterbi India Board recently held its inaugural meeting, a reflection of the school’s strong and deepening relationship with its Indian constituencies.
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USC delegation visits South AmericaDecember 15, 2012A USC delegation visited academic, government and business leaders in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil earlier this month to build ties with top universities, corporations and policymakers, as well as to reconnect with USC alumni across the country.
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Trojan Family members gather in India to network, party and danceDecember 11, 2012Enthusiastic Trojans in USC T-shirts flashed the “Fight On” sign as they sipped cocktails. The sounds of the USC marching band washed over the crowd, fueling excited conversations among alumni newly reunited.
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The Great Unveiling: USC Viterbi Debuts New Mitsubishi Partnership November 30, 2012Mitsubishi to provide 12 electric cars for the USC Smart Grid Living Laboratory.
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Association of Indian Students(AIS) celebrates Diwali.November 12, 2012Association of Indian Students(AIS) celebrates Diwali in grand style with more than 800 students and guests attending the event. Below is a Diwali greeting video by Dean Yannis C. Yortsos followed by some of the pictures captured at the function which was held at Boavard Auditorium, USC.
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The Viterbi-India program jointly supported by Indo US Science and Technology Forum and VSoE.November 1, 2012This program will provide opportunities to Indian students to undertake a research internship at the Viterbi School of Engineering in summer 2013 for a period of 8 weeks.
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USC Viterbi’s First Ever Asia Board Kicks-Off Inaugural Meeting October 22, 2012New body tasked with threefold mission: advise, advocate and support Viterbi efforts in China and East Asia.
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Viterbi school summer program for Indian undergrads wraps up successful second year.August 14, 2012Thirteen top students from universities in India came to the Viterbi School this summer for intensive research work with eminent Viterbi School faculty and a preview of what graduate school might offer.
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USC Viterbi Launches Alliance to Bring the World to Students.July 09, 2012The USC Viterbi School of Engineering today unveiled an international partnership that allows students from multiple countries across the globe to take the same class – at the same time.
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Class of 2012 graduate degree recipients gather in Galen Hall and hear a rousing speech by alumnus Feng Deng.May 12, 2012Dean Yannis C. Yortsos addressed a Galen Center in which the area often occupied by a basketball court was instead completely filled with students wearing caps and gowns. Behind the court, a spectator section held still more.
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USC Viterbi research on transient plasma ignites interest at the China Maritime trade show in Hong Kong.May 4, 2012Dr. Fokion Egolfopoulos and Dr. Martin Gundersen along with Viterbi postdoctoral researcher Dr. Dan Singleton recently made a presentation about potentially game-changing research that could provide a big assist to the shipping industry in terms of cutting fuel costs and meeting tough new environmental regulations.
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USC and Chilean ministry of education partner on PhD fellowshipsMarch 19, 2012USC and the Chilean Ministry of Education announced the creation of a partnership that will provide Ph.D. students from Chile with full tuition and living stipends as they pursue advanced degrees at USC, which enrolls more international students than any other university in the United States.
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Dean Yortsos, USC Viterbi engineers reconnect at annual India alumni dinnerFebruary 29, 2012Over 60 eager attendants were present at the USC Viterbi India Alumni Dinner held February 25, 2012, at the ITC Royal Gardenia in Bangalore, India. Among opportunities to network and reconnect, alumni in attendance, many now running companies or in senior technical or academic positions, were given an overview on current Viterbi happenings by Dean Yannis C. Yortsos.
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USC delegation returns from visit to IsraelFebruary 27, 2012USC recently concluded an educational visit to Israel that explored the country’s advanced science and technology sector, strengthened ties to the research and teaching community, and produced high-level discussions with leaders in government, industry and cultural organizations.
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 Viterbi students celebrate the 2012 Chinese New Year.January 31, 2012During a celebratory dinner last Monday at the Doheny Library, many Viterbi Chinese undergraduate students, senior faculty and staff were joined by Dean Yortsos to usher in the 2012 Chinese New Year — the year of the dragon.
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Dean Yortsos visits over a thousand alumni, friends in Hong Kong, Taipei, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing.November 09, 2011 Viterbi Dean Yannis C. Yortsos traveled to Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Taipei, Shanghai and Beijing last month to renew friendships and to share news of progress and plans with alumni, parents and friends of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
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New Partners in Asia: USC Viterbi and China University of Petroleum (CUP) November 01, 2011 USC Viterbi School Dean Yannis C. Yortsos and four USC petroleum engineering professors recently presented a workshop in Beijing in collaboration with faculty from the China University of Petroleum (CUP), the premier university in China for the study of petroleum engineering.
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USC Signs MOU in TaiwanOctober 19, 2011 USC Viterbi School of Engineering dean Yannis C. Yortsos signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan on Oct. 17.
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 IIT Bombay Sends High Level Delegation to the Viterbi School.October 14, 2011 One of India’s most prestigious technical institutions recently sent a scouting party to the USC Viterbi School of Engineering looking for talent. Besides Viterbi alumni teaching at the Indian Institute for Technology (IIT) Bombay, another outcome may be the expansion of the Viterbi iPodia teaching network to the subcontinent.
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China Meets Taiwan in Viterbi’s “No Distance” ClassroomAugust 08, 2011 Imagine the best students with the best faculty — all connected around the world under the banner of USC Viterbi’s iPodia. Stephen Lu already has.Professor Stephen Lu calls it “No Distance Learning.”
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USC Viterbi School and Tsinghua University Hold Fifth Faculty SummitJuly 29, 2011 The ongoing collaboration between the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and China’s elite Tsinghua University in Beijing recorded its fifth successful year, with a joint faculty summit on “Green and Smart for a Sustainable Future” held on the THU campus.
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USC Forges Bonds With IndiaMarch 1, 2011A USC leadership delegation led by president C. L. Max Nikias, first lady Niki Nikias, Board of Trustees chairman Edward P. Roski, Jr. and Gayle Garner Roski traveled across India Feb. 20-27.
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2010 Summer Interns Present their ResearchSeptember 1, 2010 Students from across the globe spent 5 to 8 weeks at USC working on research projects with VSoE faculty. There were 13 students from IIT Kharagpur, 18 from Tsinghua University, 7 from Unam University and 5 from Korea Aerospace University.
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USC Viterbi Rises in Rankings
August 30, 2010
The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is now ranked 10th in the world in engineering, technology and computer science programs in the 2010 Shanghai Jiao Tong University rankings.
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I-Podium Class Completed
August 24, 2010
The first joint VSoE and PKU I-Podium class completed this summer. VSoE students went to eijing to work with PKU students on their projects.
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Seminar in Washington DC
June 21, 2010
In a three-day seminar in Washington, D.C. USC Chinese graduate students discussed American foreign policy and towards China in particular.
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USC and Tsinghua University Engineering Faculty GatherMarch 30, 2010 Faculty from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and China’s leading technical institution gathered at the USC campus April 1-3, 2010 for their fourth annual workshop. The workshop series brought together experts from Viterbi and Tsinghua University‘s School of Information Science and Technology (SIST) for the three-day meeting.
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i-Podium Classes Begin
January 29, 2010
Viterbi students and their Chinese counterparts discuss global innovation from i-Podium classrooms 6,000 miles apart.
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USC and Tshingua Faculty Gather
April 10, 2009
USC and Tshingua Faculty gather together on April 1st to talk about improving alternative energy use and making information technology more energy-efficient.
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USC Opened an Office in Shanghai
December 5, 2009
USC opened an office in Shanghai in the Chong Hing Financial Center, with the ceremony at the JW Marriott in late October. Read More>>

USC Leads in Enrollment of International Students
November 16, 2009
USC enrolled more international students than any other American institution of higher education.
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International Student Satellite Project in Japan
September 15, 2009
A new National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored “International Student Satellite Project” under ASTE Prof. Joseph Wang will send 18 USC students to Japan to participate in the design, building, and operation of micro-satellites over the next three years. Read more>>

VOA Reports on USC Engineering Interns from India
July 27, 2009
The University of Southern California invites a few students from IIT Kharagpur under the umbrella of a sumer program to work on  research projects with professors at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. VOA reports on USC engineering interns from India.

IIT Kharagpur Summer Research Internships, Year Four
July 20, 2009
For the fourth year in a row, ten outstanding undergraduates from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur this summer conducted intensive individual research with top USC faculty.

Viterbi School and Tsinghua U. Deepen Relationship after Three Years of Workshops and Student Exchanges
June 8, 2009
Great opportunities in the aftermath of the 3rd Tsinghua-USC Annual Workshop which took place May 21 – 24 in Beijing, China. NEW research center to study “green and smart” IT energy applications will be founded as part of the joint partnership between Viterbi School and Tsinghua University.

Undergrad Summer Interns Present Their Research
August 7, 2009
Thirty-eight students from the U.S., India and China wind up their Viterbi School projects – and some will retun to USC as grad students.