Electrical Engineers Do It All

No other discipline is as broad or influences as wide a range of technologies as Electrical Engineering. More than just circuit and chip design, Electrical Engineers at USC lead the way in fields such as Machine Learning, Brain Imaging, Quantum Technology, and Speech and Language Processing.

The research we do has a profound impact on everything from medicine, to energy efficiency, to communication and cellular technology – and so much more. In our department you’ll find a place to nurture your creativity, work with amazing new tools, and be exposed to exciting technology.

What Is Electrical Engineering?

Opportunities for


Diverse Masters


PhD Programs
and Research


Featured Research

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The Next Small Thing in Chip Design

Three USC Researchers Win $100,000 Nokia Bell Labs Prize for their work in 3D Optical Beam Forming.

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Paul Bogdan pioneers analysis of drug interactions

The Electrical Engineering professor discusses his new research, published in Nature

Electrical Engineering and the Brain

Studying more than engineering makes for better engineers

Electrical Engineering and Smartphones

Our community is unique and groundbreaking… plus we have the beach!


Engineering problems exist in the real world, and our obligation is to help solve them, in real time.


Student Perspective – From High School to Freshman Year: Why I Chose USC and Electrical Engineering

My entire vision for college changed when my Interact Club’s Rotary sponsor gave me an application to USC’s Mission Engineering program. I applied on a whim, and that week-long program turned out to be the most influential experience in my college decision making process.

Student Perspective – Bridging the Physical and Virtual Worlds

Once I started at USC, I was eager to find research opportunities in Robotics and Internet of Things. Luckily, the EE department makes really easy for undergrads to get set up in one of the many labs and work closely with professors.

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USC Viterbi Faculty Led-Research to Receive Over $1.8 Million in Funding from US DOE SunShot Initiative

Project part of ENERGISE Initiative to Integrate Solar into the Nation’s Electric Grid

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Shri Narayanan Named Inaugural Holder of the Niki and C.L. Max Nikias Chair in Engineering

The chair, established by anonymous donors, honors in perpetuity, the Nikias’s legacy

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The Life & Legacy of Sol Golomb

From the brightest kid in the room to the wisest man on campus

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