USC Viterbi staff
Stories by USC Viterbi staff:
🎧 How two Black engineers helped shape academia and business
Listen in as Wanda Austin — Carol L. Folt’s predecessor in USC’s top job — and John Slaughter, former leader of Occidental College and the University of Maryland, share their experiences and thoughts about what’s ahead.
🎧 How two kids from the Midwest became USC Viterbi’s first Black tenured professors
Listen in as Professors Stacey Finley and Timothy Pinkston describe their groundbreaking journeys.
5 scientific achievements that were accomplished remotely
As many of us work far from our offices, learn how USC Viterbi researchers engaged new frontiers from a distance — with projects ranging from a supersonic parachute to underwater robotic gliders.
USC Viterbi puts distance education experience to use during COVID-19
Watch how DEN@Viterbi, one of the top online engineering programs in the nation, is stepping up to help the whole engineering school go online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a season of giving, this student startup is transforming how we think about philanthropy
Duet — a student-built microphilanthropy startup — looks to connect donors with refugees and their family-owned stores in a more personalized and dignified way.
USC Viterbi’s Gisele Ragusa honored by the White House as top STEM educator
The professor was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, the highest honor for STEM mentors.
Retired Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski named Judge Widney Professor
Pawlikowski, nationally recognized as a leader in science and engineering, will join the USC Viterbi School of Engineering faculty this fall.
Video: How AI can protect the world’s most endangered animals
Find out how new AI software from the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society will help stop poachers in nearly 600 wildlife parks across 55 countries.
USC Viterbi selected as partner institution for State Department’s Diplomacy Lab
Program is designed to provide students and faculty with hands-on experience on global policy challenges.
Breakthrough brain research could yield new treatments for depression
Findings may yield new therapies for depression and anxiety among millions of patients.
USC engineers develop portable malaria screening instrument
New method exploits magnetic properties of parasite byproduct to detect all strains of the disease.
Michelson Hall laboratory named in memory of USC Viterbi executive vice dean
John O’Brien worked for nearly a decade to plan the state-of-the-art facility, part of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience.
USC to lead project to build super-speedy quantum computers
The goal: machines that are at least 10,000 times faster than the best traditional computers.
In memoriam: John O’Brien, 48, USC Viterbi executive vice dean
A professor of electrical engineering-electrophysics, he was instrumental in coordinating student recruitment and academic programs across the engineering school.
World’s most powerful quantum computer now online at USC
The new processor will be used to investigate the possibilities of the advanced technology on real-world problems.
The ins and outs of industrial and systems engineering
USC Viterbi Vice Dean James E. Moore II examines industrial engineering and the opportunities it presents.
Ming Hsieh elected to National Academy of Engineering
USC Viterbi dean lauds the recognition of the trustee’s impact in technology and engineering.
No flight of fancy: A robot wings its way to Germany
The first humanoid robot with its own airline ticket, Athena travels from USC to Germany’s Max Planck Institute.
Dean leads USC Viterbi team to India
Yannis C. Yortsos considers new corporate partnerships while meeting and greeting alums, advisers and parents during his annual visit.