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?

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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.



Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things and Ming Hsieh Institute for Electrical Engineering Joint Seminar Series on Cyber-Physical Systems

Wed, Oct 18, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: EEB EEB 132
Speaker: Sajal K. Das, Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology, RollaTalk Title: Smart Living: The Next FrontierAbstract: We live in an era in which our physical and personal environments are becoming increasingly...


Debdeep Jena - Munushian Seminar speaker, Friday, October 20th at 2:00pm in EEB 132

Fri, Oct 20, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: EEB 132
Speaker: Debdeep Jena, Cornell UniversityTalk Title: The Wide-Bandgap Semiconductor Revolution in Electronic, Photonic, and Energy SystemsAbstract: Wide-bandgap nitride materials and devices have revolutionized the electronics and...

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There are no precedents or playbooks or standard protocol when it comes to a PhD. There’s no existing method of doing something. There’s no training new recruits in the way things are “generally” done. You do things your way.

We sometimes feel that everything we do should be engineering-related and career focused. It’s easy to forget to look around and help others, when in fact this is the most important responsibility an engineer has to society.

There is a reason professors with PhD students are called “advisors”. We have a responsibility beyond just making sure our students gain technical knowledge. We must also help them navigate the emotional and professional challenges of life as a PhD student.


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