My Path from South Central to the University of Southern California

Am I crazy? Nah. Am I smart? Nah. What I am is a hard worker who learned these values from my immigrant parents and from growing up in the streets of LA. At the end of the day I’m a fighter and I never quit.

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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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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

Studying more than engineering makes for better engineers

Electrical Engineering and Smartphones

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

Electrical Engineering and Green Energy

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



Jonathan Habif, Monday, June 10th at 2pm in EEB 248

Mon, Jun 10, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: EEB 248
Speaker: Jonathan Habif, Research Scientist at ISI Waltham Talk Title: The Laboratory for Quantum-Limited Information: Optical Sensing at the Quantum Limit Abstract: In this talk I will begin by introducing the Laboratory for...


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]

A lot of previous blogs have shared great advice about experience in research labs or plans for jobs after graduation. That is not the advice I’m here to give students. You see, by the time I had finished my first semester as a Freshman at USC I had lost weight. A lot of weight.  [Read more]


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Death of the Middleman? USC Researchers Imagine a Cheaper, Fairer Marketplace For Digital Goods

Beyond improving e-commerce, USC Viterbi’s Bhaskar Krishnamachari sees a blockchain-driven future where cars, homes and appliances can buy and sell digital information.

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Persevering to Excellence

Yilda Irizarry-Valle, a USC Viterbi alumna, overcomes challenges to receive prestigious GEM Young Alumnae Leadership Award

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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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