The Leadership Team

Yannis C. Yortsos

Dean
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Gaurav Sukhatme

Executive Vice Dean of Engineering
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Andrea Belz

Vice Dean of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Brandi P. Jones

Vice Dean for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives
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Maja Matarić

Vice Dean for Research
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Erik A. Johnson

Vice Dean for Academic Programs
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Mahta Moghaddam

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Premkumar Natarajan

Michael Keston Executive Director, USC Information Sciences Institute (on leave through June 2019); Vice Dean of Engineering
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David Murphy

Chief Financial Officer
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Craig Knoblock

Executive Director, USC Information Sciences Institute (through June 2019)
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Timothy Pinkston

Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs
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Linda Rock

Vice Dean for Administration
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Cauligi Raghavendra

Vice Dean for Global Academic Initiatives
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Mary Ann Schwartz

Sr. Associate Dean, Advancement
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Louise A. Yates

Sr. Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs
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Michael Chung

Associate Dean, Office of Communications & Marketing
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Kelly Goulis

Sr. Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs
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Department Chairs

Maged M. Dessouky

Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
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Julian A. Domaradzki

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

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Mike Gruntman

Department of Astronautical Engineering
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Richard M. Leahy

Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering (Systems)
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Anthony Levi

Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering (Electrophysics)
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Richard Roberts

Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

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Cyrus Shahabi

Computer Science

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K. Kirk Shung

Biomedical Engineering
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Lucio Soibelman

Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Boards

Board of Councilors


Dwight J. Baum – Chair
Mike Abbott
Terry Adams
Sonny Astani
William F. Ballhaus, Jr.
Christopher Borch
Yang Ho Cho, USC Trustee
Michael Christenson
Leo Chu
Malcom R. Currie, USC Life Trustee
Kenneth C. Dahlberg
Feng Deng
Albert Dorman
Daniel J. Epstein, USC Trustee
Alan J. Fohrer
Hester Gill
Ming Hsieh, USC Trustee
Karl A. Jacob III
Lawrence Kellner
Michael Keston
Ken R. Klein, USC Trustee
Harel Kodesh
David A. Lane
Fariborz Maseeh
Bryan B. Min
John Mork, USC Trustee
Donald L. Paul
Debra Reed
John Shea
Walter Singer
Ken Simril
Megan Smith
Mark A. Stevens, USC Trustee
Thomas Vice
Andrew J. Viterbi, USC Trustee
William Wang
Jeffrey J. Wilcox
Albert J. Williams
Carla Mann Woods
Ron Zeff

Corporate Advisory Board


Steve Acevedo - Regatta Solutions

Andrzej Banaszuk - United Technologies Research Center

Sujata Banerjee - VMware Research

Jan Berkley - JPL (formerly)

Lisa Callahan - Lockheed Martin

Sachin Chawla - Poseidon Resources (Channelside) LP, Poseidon Water

Andre Doumitt - Aerospace Corporation

Dan Eslinger - Pelco by Schneider Electric

David Eun - Samsung NEXT

Daron Green - Facebook

Arnold Hackett - Xerox Corporation

John Murnane - Northrop Grumman

Anand Sampath - Masimo Corporation

Anand Oswal - Cisco Systems

Todd Stevens - California Resource Corp.

Scott Strode - Boeing

Gilroy Vandentop - Intel Systems

Roberto Vasquez - Energy Group at General Atomics

The Emerging Leaders Board


Tracy Dooley – Chair
Atman Kadakia – Vice Chair
Lydia Froemelt Madden – Vice Chair
Farzana Ansari
Emily Brink
Kameron Burk
Reed Doucette
Ali Fakhari
Mike Ghaffary
David Hodge
Aaron Ishikawa
Justin Jameson
Preethi Kasireddy
Elton Kwok
Amy Lin
Merie Ludena McGrath
Juliana Martinelli
Rohan Mehra
Dara Mir
Anand Murthy
Laura Pochowski
Charles Ralston
Paige Selby
Andrew Sims
Warren Tichenor II
Dave Wachtel
Craig Western
Jiangyang Zhang
Richard Zhou

The China & East Asia Advisory Board


The mission of the board is threefold: advise the dean on matters related to the school in the region; serve as advocate and ambassador for the school in the region; and support USC Viterbi in its development efforts among its constituencies. The board works to strengthen the relationship of the school with alumni, parents, friends and corporations in China and East Asia and serves as a key platform for establishing close relationships between USC Viterbi and local constituencies.

Feng Deng – Chair
Simon Cao
Yang Ho Cho, USC Trustee
Hok-Hei (Charles) Chong
Leo Chu
Joseph Fan
Chengyu Fu, USC Trustee
Ming Hsieh, USC Trustee
Bill Huang
Kenneth Koo
Wendy Ngan
Bing Janson Shi
Stan Wang
Kevin Wei
Alex Xu
Jeff Zhao

The India Advisory Board


The India Board serves many functions: to advise the dean; advocate for the school in India; strengthen ties with India alumni; and raise philanthropic support in the area of education. The board is the first ever such advisory body for U.S. engineering schools and reflects the growing ties of USC Viterbi in India. Dean Yannis C. Yortsos characterized its formation as “an important step to cementing and further building the strong relationship between the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and its Indian constituencies.”

Srinath Batni – Chair
Srinivas Chinamilli
Ashok Das
Ananth Goenka
Sanjeev Joshi
K. Ananth Krishnan
Priyanka Mittal
Greg Moran
N. R. Narayana Murthy
Ranjit Nair
N. Narendra
Dave Ranson
Nitin Sharma
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Sandeep Tandon
Rajan Vasa