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


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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.


Think You Know About PhD Life? Think Again.

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.

Engineers With A Cause

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.

The Seemingly Eternal Abyss of PhD Candidacy

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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How Central are Female Characters to a Movie?

New automated analysis of nearly 1000 scripts by USC finds stereotypes of women, race, and aging are created and reinforced in films

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USC and Georgia Tech Receive $ 6.8 Million for DARPA Project

Researchers to develop software for real-time graph data analysis ‘at edge of the internet’

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Turning Data into Power

Three EE Professors Receive $4.2M DARPA Grant to Solve Dispersed Computing

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