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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Kelly Goulis

Sr. Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs
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Brandi P. Jones

Vice Dean for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives
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Mahta Moghaddam

Interim Vice Dean for Research
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Erik A. Johnson

Vice Dean for Academic Programs
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David Murphy

Chief Financial Officer
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Premkumar Natarajan

Michael Keston Executive Director and Research Professor, USC Information Sciences Institute; Vice Dean of Engineering
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Timothy Pinkston

Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs
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Cauligi Raghavendra

Vice Dean for Global Academic Initiatives
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Linda Rock

Vice Dean for Administration
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Mary Ann Schwartz

Sr. Associate Dean for 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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Department Chairs

Julian A. Domaradzki

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

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Mike Gruntman

Department of Astronautical Engineering
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Sandeep K. Gupta

Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering (Systems)
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Julia Higle

Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
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Eun Sok Kim

Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering (Electrophysics
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Ellis Meng

Biomedical Engineering
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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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Lucio Soibelman

Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Boards

Board of Councilors


  • Dwight J. Baum – Chair
  • Yang Ho Cho, USC Trustee
  • John Deininger
  • Hester Gill
  • Karl A. Jacob III
  • Fariborz Maseeh
  • Debra Reed
  • Andrew J. Viterbi, USC Trustee
  • Carla Mann Woods
  • Michael Abbott
  • David W. Chonette
  • Feng Deng
  • Kenton Gregory
  • Ken R. Klein, USC Trustee
  • Bryan B. Min
  • George (Ted) Scalise
  • Thomas E. Vice
  • Alex (Shuguang) Xu
  • Terry Adams
  • Leo Chu
  • Dani Goldberg
  • Greta Lydecker
  • Harel Kodesh
  • John Mork, USC Trustee
  • John F. Shea
  • William Wang
  • Ron Zeff
  • Sonny Astani
  • Malcolm R. Currie, USC Life Trustee
  • Daniel J. Epstein, USC Trustee
  • Ming Hsieh, USC Trustee
  • David A. Lane
  • Donald L. Paul
  • Patrick Soon-Shiong
  • Jeffrey J. Wilcox
  • William F. Ballhaus Jr.
  • Kenneth C. Dahlberg
  • Alan J. Fohrer
  • Jen-Hsun Huang
  • Alfred E. Mann, USC Life Trustee
  • Stephen Poizner
  • Mark A. Stevens, USC Trustee
  • Jeffrey J. Woodbury

Corporate Advisory Board


  • Steve Acevedo
  • Frank Chandler
  • Dan Eslinger
  • Sumeet Jakatdar
  • Marija Mikic-Rakic
  • Roberto Vasquez
  • Joseph Aguilar
  • Jerry Charlow
  • Pamela Fox
  • Ken Johnson
  • Nandhu Nandhakumar
  • Murali Venkat
  • Sujata Banerjee
  • Sachin Chawla
  • Dani Goldberg
  • Chris Jones
  • Christopher Seams
  • Aber Whitcomb
  • Jan Berkeley
  • Tao Chen
  • Arnold Hackett
  • Shiv Joshi
  • Neil Siegel
  • Joseph Bok
  • Lee Druxman
  • Alan Jacobsen
  • Ronalee Lo Mann
  • Todd Stevens

The Emerging Leaders Board


  • Ali Fakhari – Chair
  • Reed Doucette
  • Amy Lin
  • Timur Taluy
  • Dino Becirovic
  • Anand Murthy
  • Dave Wachtel
  • Farzana Ansari
  • Mike Ghaffary
  • Dara Mir
  • Craig Western
  • Lydia Froemelt
  • Damian Pherigo
  • Robert Wright
  • Kameron Burk
  • David Hodge
  • Kyle Patterson
  • Atman Kadakia
  • Merie Ludena
  • Laura Pochowski
  • Dwipal Desai
  • Justin Jameson
  • Charles Ralston
  • Elton Kwok
  • Rohan Mehra
  • Andrew Sims
  • Tracy Dooley
  • Preethi Kasireddy
  • Paige Selby
  • Alex Lee
  • Dara Mir
  • Warren Tichenor II

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
  • Joseph Fan
  • Wendy Ngan
  • Simon Cao
  • Chengyu Fu, USC Trustee
  • Bing Janson Shi
  • Yang Ho Cho, USC Trustee
  • Ming Hsieh, USC Trustee
  • Kevin Wei
  • Hok-Hei (Charles) Chong
  • Bill Huang
  • Alex Xu
  • Leo Chu
  • Preethi Kasireddy
  • 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
  • Dave Ranson
  • N. R. Narayana Murthy
  • Priynaka Mittal
  • K. Ananth Krishnan
  • Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
  • Sandeep Tandon
  • Ranjit Nair
  • Vijay Srivastava
  • Madhusudan Atre
  • N. Narendra
  • J. K. Srivastava
  • Sridhar Jayanthi
  • Ishwardutt Parulkar
  • Rajan Vasa
  • Srinivas Chinamilli