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February 8, 2023: The Indo - US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California (USC) announced the candidates selected for the prestigious IUSSTF-Viterbi Research Program 2023. Here are further details: IUSSTF – VITERBI Research Internship Awards 2023.

December 2 - 5, 2022: Dean Yorstos and Vice Deans will travel to India for the India Advisory Board meeting on Dec. 5 and Axilor lecture series. While in India they will also meet with alumni and parents and visit some partner institutions.

November 10, 2022: Director General and Head of International Programs from Nirma University visited and met with Dean Yortsos and Vice Dean Raghavendra to discuss education and curriculum activities.

November 1, 2022: IUSSTF-Viterbi Program for summer 2023 for research for Indian students has been announced with the deadline of December 15, 2022.

May 18 - July 15, 2022: IUSSTF-Viterbi India students came to USC to conduct research with our faculty. 5 students came to campus and 10 students participated remotely from India. The final presentations for all 15 students were held on July 15th via Zoom.

March 9, 2022: Discussions were held between Rudra Pratap, Vice Chancellor of Plaksha University and Vice Dean Raghavendra and faculty at USC Viterbi

January 22, 2022: Prof. S. K. Gupta from USC Viterbi delivered a seminar titled "Human-Robot-AI Teams for Improving Quality of Life: A Journey from Research to Innovations", to over 1600 freshmen students at IIT Delhi, inspiring them to consider research as a future career option.

January 7, 2022: Vice Dean Cauligi Raghavendra delivered a talk to incoming Indian students at an orientation seminar organized by the Association of Indian Students.

December 16, 2021: India Advisory Board meeting was held online via Zoom.

December 1, 2021:India Advisory Board meeting was held online via Zoom. USC Viterbi further hosted Dr. B. L. Ramakrishna, Chief Academic Advisor to Plaksha University, India, on December 6-7. Being a new private University, they discussed possible education program collaborations.

May 15 - July 22, 2021: The Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and the Viterbi School of Engineering, USC partnered to provide a virtual 8-week Summer Research Program to Indian Students guided by Faculty and Mentors at USC. The final presentations were made by the participating students on July 22.

September 16, 2020: USC-IISc 2nd Faculty Research Online Symposium on COVID-19. 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM at USC/ 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM at IISc.

June 11, 2020: USC-IISc Faculty Research Online Symposium on COVID-19. 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM at USC/ 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM at IISc. Agenda and Zoom meeting Link.

February 3, 2020: A small delegation from Plaksha University, a recently developed university in India, visited Viterbi to met with Dean, Vice deans, and faculty for discussions on programs and education collaboration.

December 13, 2019: The India Advisory Board meeting was held in Bangalore and the Dean participated in a fireside chat hosted by Saritha Rai. Following this, Viterbi-Axilor lectures on innovation and entrepreneurship was held with many parents and alumni attending the event.

December 12, 2019: Dean, Vice Dean, and other delegates from Viterbi visited Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences in Bangalore and signed MoU between USC Viterbi and RUAS with media publicity. The Dean also gave a distinguished lecture titled “Engineering a Better World for All Humanity” to RUAS faculty and students.

September 13, 2019: A delegation from Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, led by Vice Chancellor Sivaguru Sritharan visited Viterbi for discussions on research and education collaboration.

August 6, 2019: Director and Deans from IIT Bhubaneswar visited USC Viterbi for faculty recruitment.

June 18, 2019: Delegates from Amrita University, led by Dr. Maneesha V Ramesh, Dean for International Programs, were hosted by Viterbi School of Engineering for discussions on research and education.

May 20, 2019: 17 out of 500 students were selected to undertake a research internship at the Viterbi School of Engineering in Summer for a period of 8 weeks. They presented their projects on July 10th.

March 15, 2019:Join Professor SK Gupta in conversation with EducationUSA Adviser Archit Guha conducted the Facebook Live session which covered the applications of robotics in both academia and industry, and why the US is the most exciting place to explore this cutting-edge field!
Link : Facebook Live

March 15, 2019: Dr. Mehul Naik, Director of International Affairs, Nirma University met with dean, vice dean and alumni.

March 18, 2019: Dr. Mehul Naik, Director of International Affairs, Nirma University met with dean, vice dean and alumni.

February 1, 2019: SRM Universtiy Vice Chancellor, Sandeep Sancheti and Director for International Affairs, Kartar Singh met with professors, SRM alumni, and discussed collaboration with USC.

December 14, 2018: An article on "Need of Chief Ethics Officer to address consequences of tech advances" written by Dean Yortsos was published in The Indian Express.
Read Article here.

December 14, 2018: Viterbi-Axilor Lecture series was organized

  • The Great India Roadtrips -
    Gautam Trivedi, Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Nepean Capital
  • May The Work(force) Be With You! Empowering Businesses Through AI -
    Madhulika Mazumdar, Founding Member, Chief Game Scientist, Recommender Labs
    Nitya Mathew, Founding Member, Chief Product Designer, Recommender Labs
  • Bridging Healthcare Divide : From Lab to Land -
    Dr, Navakanta Bhat, Co-Founder PathShodh Healthcare, Professor, Center for Nano Science and
    Engineering, IISc
  • Creating The World of Smart Energy….From Villages to Cities -
    Dr. Kushant Uppal, CEO, Intelizon

December 14, 2018: India Advisory Board meeting was organized at Bangalore, Dean had a "Fireside Chat" with Saritha Rai.

December 13, 2018: Dean and other delegates from USC had dinner event with USC Alumni and Parents.

December 12, 2018: Dean Yostsos gave a Keynote talk at VJTI “The Era for the Solution of Grand Challenges” & moderated panel discussion on “The Accelerating Impact of Technology on Entrepreneurship, Industry and Society”.

December 12, 2018: Dean Yortsos met with deans for international affairs from Nirma Univ., SRM Univ. & Sri Vidyaniketan and discussed adopting Grand Challenge Scholars Program.

October 1, 2018: Ganapati Venugopal, CEO Axilor, visited USC campus. He discussed about entrepreneurship , innovation. He also visited Viterbi Startup Garage.

July 20, 2018: Under the IUSSTF-Viterbi program, 18 students from India came to USC for conducting research with faculty for 8 weeks. At the end of the program students presented their research in a poster session.

June 15, 2018: As one of its flagship bilateral programs, the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) administers the United States-India Science & Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF), through which Grant-in-Aid support is provided to start-up initiatives to the extent of USD 400,000 Read more>>

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Published on February 18th, 2017

Last updated on February 25th, 2023