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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Sandeep K. Gupta

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
Jeff J. Woodbury
Carla Mann Woods
Shuguang (Alex) Xu
Ron Zeff

Corporate Advisory Board


Steve Acevedo
Joseph Aguilar
Sujata Banerjee
Andrez Banaszuk
Jan Berkeley
Lisa Callahan
Jerry Charlow
Sachin Chawla
Tao Chen
Dan Eslinger
David Eun
Arnold Hackett
John Murnane
Nandhu Nandhakumar
Todd Stevens
Scott Strode
Roberto Vasquez
Murali Venkat

The Emerging Leaders Board


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

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
Madhusudan Atre
Srinivas Chinamilli
Sridhar Jayanthi
K. Ananth Krishnan
Priyanka Mittal
N. R. Narayana Murthy
Ranjit Nair
N. Narendra
Dave Ranson
Devita Saraf
Nitin Sharma
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
J. K. Srivastava
Vijay Srivastava
Sandeep Tandon
Rajan Vasa