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

December 11-15, 2017: India Advisory Board meeting which was held in Bangalore on Friday, Dec. 15 attended by Dean Yannis Yortsos. Dinner event was organised in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore for alumni/parents where the invited attendees got to see all the advances of VSoE. Read more >>

December 6-8, 2017: Advisory board meeting was held in Beijing and Hong Kong. Dean Yannis Yortsos attended the meeting and met with industry leaders. Dinner event was organised for alumnis and parents at Grand Hyatt, Hongkong.

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 >>

IUSSTF Research Fellowship
Research Project Funded by IUSSTF and USC on High resolution air quality monitoring and air pollutant data analytics. Details of Project>>

October 4, 2017: iPodia Fall 2017 classroom is the largest global classroom to date. It is bringing in 11 universities from different countries together on one platform. 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 >>

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