Electrical Engineering at 10,000 Feet

Normally, on Monday afternoon I’d be sitting in EE355 with other undergrads learning about software design. Instead, I was standing in front of a room of researchers at the IEEE Aerospace Conference. How did I get here??

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Ming Hsieh and Shri Narayanan Named American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellows

The two colleagues and friends join an elite group that includes the top 2% of the medical and biological engineering community.

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Electrical and Computer Engineers Do It All

No other discipline is as broad or influences as wide a range of technologies as Electrical and Computer Engineering. More than just circuit and chip design, our researchers lead the way in fields such as Machine Learning, AI, Internet of Things, 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.

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Electrical Engineering and the Brain

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Electrical Engineering and Smartphones

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Electrical Engineering and Green Energy

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Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar Series on Integrated Systems

Fri, Apr 26, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: EEB 132
Speaker: Dr. Robert Pilawa-Podgurski, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Talk Title: Hybrid and Resonant Switched-Capacitor Power Converters -“ Achieving High Power Density in Applications Ranging from Electric Aircrafts to Data...


Franco Nori - Physics Colloquium, Monday, May 6th at 4:15pm in SSL 150

Mon, May 06, 2019
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: SSL 150
Speaker: Franco Nori, Riken, Saitama, Japan, University of Michigan Talk Title: Nano-Electronics Using Quantum Circuits as Artificial Atoms on a Chip Abstract: Recent technological advances have made it possible to implement...

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Normally, on Monday afternoon I’d be sitting in EE355 with my fellow electrical engineering undergrads learning about software design. Instead, on this particular Monday, I was standing in front of a room full of researchers at the IEEE Aerospace Conference. [Read more]

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Excellence In Engineering

At the 41st Viterbi Awards, NAE President Dan Mote Jr., alumna and Northrop Grumman VP Linnie Haynesworth, and SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell were honored.

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Building A Better Blockchain

A company headed by a USC Viterbi alumnus has partnered with the school to advance this cutting-edge technology.

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New Evidence of Deep Groundwater on Mars

Researchers Suggests that Deep Groundwater can generate surface streams on Mars

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