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

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.



A Cross-Layered Approach to Design Reliable Hardware for Computing Systems

Tue, Nov 21, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: EEB 248
Speaker: William H. Robinson, Vanderbilt UniversityTalk Title: A Cross-Layered Approach to Design Reliable Hardware for Computing SystemsAbstract: Reliability analysis of integrated circuits (ICs) has become a greater concern in the...


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

Mon, Nov 27, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: EEB 132
Speaker: Maxim Raginsky, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignTalk Title: Decentralized Online Optimization with Global Objectives and Local CommunicationSeries: Fall 2017 Joint CSC@USC/CommNetS-MHI Seminar SeriesAbstract: This...

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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.


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Smart City Consortium formed at USC

I3 to bring together academics and practitioners in engineering, business to develop a model for IoT-connected cities in the US

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Nanofab Lab Dedicated to Former USC Viterbi Executive Vice Dean John O’Brien

Michelson Center based facility expected Opening in 2018

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The Stem Cell of Radio

Marcelo Segura helped build USC’s first Software Defined Radio. Now he’s teaching it to our students.

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