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.



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

Mon, Oct 23, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: EEB 132
Speaker: Fabio Pasqualetti, University of California, RiversideTalk Title: Synchronization Patterns in Networks of Kuramoto Oscillators: A Network-Theoretic Approach for Analysis and ControlSeries: Fall 2017 Joint CSC@USC/CommNetS-MHI...


Upper Airway Dynamic Imaging During Awake and Asleep Tidal Breathing

Wed, Oct 25, 2017
1:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: EEB 132
Speaker: Chantal Darquenne, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Medicine University of California, San DiegoTalk Title: Upper Airway Dynamic Imaging During Awake and Asleep Tidal BreathingSeries: Medical Imaging Seminar SeriesAbstract:...

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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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