Leadership Team


Yannis C. Yortsos

Zohrab Kaprielian Chair in Engineering and holder of the Chester Dolley Professorship

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Gaurav Sukhatme

Gaurav Sukhatme

Executive Vice Dean of Engineering

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Ellis Meng

Vice Dean of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Shelly and Ofer Nemirovsky Chair in Convergent Bioscience
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Erik A. Johnson

Vice Dean for Academic Programs
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Mahta Moghaddam

Mahta Moghaddam

Vice Dean for Research and Ming Hsieh Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering-Electrophysics
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Andrea Belz

Vice Dean for Transformative Initiatives
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Craig Knoblock

Vice Dean of Engineering and Michael Keston Executive Director, USC Information Sciences Institute
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Randall Hill, Jr.

Executive Director, USC Institute for Creative Technologies

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Timothy Pinkston

Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and George Pfleger Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Kimberly Bregenzer

Vice Dean for Administration and Finance

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Cauligi Raghavendra

Vice Dean for Global Academic Initiatives
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Kelly Goulis

Sr. Associate Dean for Admission and Student Engagement
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Kaci Silverman

Sr. Associate Dean for Advancement

Ken Bonner

Ken Bonner

Associate Dean for Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives


Michael Chung

Associate Dean, Office of Communications & Marketing
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Yolanda Gil

Director of New Initiatives in AI and Data Science
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Christopher James

Christopher James

Chief Financial Officer

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Department Chairs


Maged M. Dessouky

Chair - Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Dean's Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
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Paul D. Ronney

Chair - Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

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Dan Erwin

Chair - Department of Astronautical Engineering
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Richard M. Leahy

Chair - Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering (Systems) and Dean's Professor of Electrical Engineering
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Anthony Levi

Chair - Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering (Electrophysics)
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Andrea Hodge

Chair - Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and holder of the Arthur B. Freeman Professorship in Engineering

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Nenad (Neno) Medvidović, an internationally recognized leader in software engineering, is the new chair of the USC Viterbi Department of Computer Science. Photo/Emilia Doda.

Nenad (Neno) Medvidović

Chair - Computer Science

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Peter Yingxiao Wang

Peter Yingxiao Wang

Chair - Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering and Dwight C. and Hildagarde E. Baum Chair in Biomedical Engineering
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Burcin Becerik-Gerber centered, with white blouse and red earrings

Burcin Becerik-Gerber

Chair - Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Dean's Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Board of Councilors

Terry Adams – Chair
Mike Abbott

Ron Antevy

Sonny Astani
William F. Ballhaus, Jr.
Sujata Banerjee

Dwight J. Baum
Brandon Blaylock

Christopher Borch
Gary Buntmann
Michael Christenson
Leo Chu
Marian Croak
Heather Cruz
Kenneth C. Dahlberg
Feng Deng
Albert Dorman
Jonathan Emami
Daniel J. Epstein, USC Trustee
Alan J. Fohrer
Katrina Garnett
Hester Gill
Stayce D. Harris
Ming Hsieh, USC Trustee
Karl A. Jacob III
Ken R. Klein, USC Trustee
Harel Kodesh
David A. Lane
Fariborz Maseeh
Bryan B. Min
John Mork, USC Trustee
Donald L. Paul
Debra Reed
Ken Simril
Walter H. Singer
Megan Smith
Mark A. Stevens, USC Trustee
Thomas Vice
Andrew J. Viterbi, USC Trustee
William Wang
Albert J. Williams
Carla Mann Woods
Ron Zeff

Corporate Advisory Board

Steve Acevedo - Agave/Regatta Solutions

Andrzej Banaszuk - United Technologies Research Center

Lisa Callahan - Lockheed Martin

Marian Croak – Google

Andre Doumitt - Aerospace Corporation

David Eun - Samsung NEXT

Daron Green - Facebook

John Murnane - Northrop Grumman

Anand Oswal - Cisco Systems

Purnima Padmanabhan - VMware

Luis Pineda – Qualcomm (Retired)

Todd Stevens - California Resource Corp.

Scott Strode - Boeing

Gilroy Vandentop - Intel Systems

Roberto Vasquez - General Atomics

Roy Zimmerman – Microsoft

The Emerging Leaders Board

Rhea Choudhury - Chair

Farzana Ansari
Lyssa Aruda
Shira Bernard

Neel Bhoopalam

Janet Boachie
Laura Bowser
Emily Brink
Franklin Cheng
Promita Deb

Tracy Dooley 
Reed Doucette
Ali Fakhari
Lydia Froemelt Madden
Aaron Ishikawa

Merie Ludena McGrath

Juliana Martinelli
Rohan Mehra
Natalie Monger
Rachel Morford
Shuntaro Nishi

Andrew Sims
Warren Tichenor II
Dave Wachtel
Craig Michael Western
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
Hok-Hei (Charles) Chong
Leo Chu
Chengyu Fu, USC Trustee
Ming Hsieh, USC Trustee
Bill Huang
Kenneth Koo
Wendy Ngan
Bing Janson Shi
Anne Sutanto
Stan Wang
Kevin Wei
Hao Wu
Robert Xiao
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
Rahul Bhati
Srinivas Chinamilli
Ashok Das
Ananth Goenka
Sanjeev Joshi
K. Ananth Krishnan
Priyanka Mittal
Greg Moran
N. R. Narayana Murthy
Ranjit Nair
N. Narendra
Shriram Nene

Dave Ranson
Nitin Sharma
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Kumar Sivarajan
Sandeep Tandon
Gautam Y. Trivedi
Rajan Vasa
Vishal Wanchoo

Published on December 16th, 2016

Last updated on May 5th, 2023