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.

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Electrical Engineering and the Brain

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Center for Systems and Control (CSC@USC) and Ming Hsieh Institute for Electrical Engineering

Mon, Jan 22, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: EEB 132
Speaker: Miroslav Krstic, University of California, San Diego Talk Title: Traffic Congestion Control: A PDE Backstepping Perspective Abstract: Control of freeway traffic using ramp metering is a "boundary control" problem when modeling is...


Secure Hardware Platforms for the Internet of Things (IoT)

Wed, Jan 24, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: EEB 132
Speaker: Srini Devadas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Talk Title: Secure Hardware Platforms for the Internet of Things (IoT) Series: Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things Abstract: The Internet is expanding...

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شاید کمی کلیشه باشد، ولی زمانی که دکترای خود را شروع کردم میخواستم پایان نامه ام جایزه نوبل ببرد مثل برایان جوزفسون یا لویی دوبروی. یک سال بعد، تنها خواسته من این بود که پایان نامه ام یک مشارکت علمی قابل توجه در زمینه نوروساینس و نانوتکنولوژی محسوب شود. در نهایت، شش سال بعد، فقط میخواستم که پایان نامه ام امضا شود


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Air Force Young Investigator Awardees to Advance Machine Learning and 3-D Printed Materials

USC Viterbi Assistant Professors Mahdi Soltanolkotabi and Qiming Wang win US Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Awards.

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Andrew Viterbi and Ming Hsieh Named 2017 NAI Fellows

The two will be inducted as part of the Seventh Annual NAI Conference of the National Academy of Inventors On  April 5th, 2018, in Washington D.C.

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USC Viterbi Researchers Design Thermal ‘Skin’ to Maintain Temperature of Satellites

VO2 coated silicon material designed in collaboration with Northrop Grumman performs 20 times better than current semiconductors

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