Raghu Raghavendra A Message from Raghu Raghavendra, Vice Dean for Global Academic Initiatives

What early explorers once believed about the surface of the planet is actually true, in a purely metaphorical sense: The world is flat! With advances in web technologies, anyone can collaborate and do business with any individual or corporation around the globe. This new ability of intellectual exchange and trade via commercial flatness is “globalization level three,” according to Thomas L. Friedman, author of The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century (2005).

At Viterbi we have partnerships and collaborations with several institutes and universities of repute across the globe.

For additional information about the international academic and research programs at the Viterbi School of Engineering, please contact Prof. Raghu Raghavendra, Vice Dean for Global Academic Initiatives, at

Latest News

October 16-17, 2017: Workshop on AI for Social Good will take place at IISC (Indian School of Sciences Bangalore) campus. It is being organized by Microsoft Research. Four faculty members and two students from USC will be presenting. Read more >>

September 21-23, 2017: USC Global Conference took place in Tokyo, Japan. It featured a number of prominent speakers from the US and Japan. Read more >>

August 8, 2017: Delegation of 10 people from Thailand governmental organization and Chulalongkorn University visited USC Viterbi to explore collaboration.

July 25, 2017: Mohamed Shwehdi, Director of International affairs for Joint Collaboration, King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia visited USC Viterbi to explore research and education collaboration

July 10, 2017: Dr. Mau-Chung Frank Chang, President, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) visited USC Viterbi to explore further research and collaboration between the two universities.

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.

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