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?

Opportunities for


Diverse Masters


PhD Programs
and Research


Featured Research

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!


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


A PhD Student From Nepal Discovers He Isn’t Alone

Last month I organized the first ever Open House for EE PhD students. It was a chance for all of us, despite our different areas of research and backgrounds to come together, get to know each other, and maybe even collaborate.

Student Perspective – From High School to Freshman Year: Why I Chose USC and Electrical Engineering

My entire vision for college changed when my Interact Club’s Rotary sponsor gave me an application to USC’s Mission Engineering program. I applied on a whim, and that week-long program turned out to be the most influential experience in my college decision making process.

Student Perspective – Bridging the Physical and Virtual Worlds

Once I started at USC, I was eager to find research opportunities in Robotics and Internet of Things. Luckily, the EE department makes really easy for undergrads to get set up in one of the many labs and work closely with professors.

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Four USC Viterbi Professors Win 2017 NSF CAREER Awards

Felipe de Barros, a civil and environmental engineer, Han Wang, an electrical engineer and Ilias Diakonikolas and Wyatt Lloyd, both computer scientists, win the National Science Foundation’s top honor for junior faculty

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The Viterbi Algorithm at 50

In a noisy world, it allows you to be heard.

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The Viterbi Algorithm Demystified

On the golden anniversary of the Viterbi Algorithm, Andrew Viterbi reveals a brief and intuitive approach

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