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July 22, 29 August 5, 12, 26 2020: Career at the cutting edge of Engineering: A panel discussion series. Poster.

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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