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.
Electrical Engineering: My Window into a Diverse World
As a polymath, I chose engineering because it was the best lens through which to understand many things I’m passionate about: community, problem-solving, math, music, fitness, physics, technology, and more.
Learning from Unsolvable Problems – My Time With Sol Golomb
Sol Golomb’s final PhD student shares what it was like to work with the brilliant engineer.
Saying Thanks (but not goodbye) to My Electrical Engineering Family!
My graduation this week has been possible because of my EE family: compassionate professors, hard-working students, and supportive staff. I thank them all for the learning experience and companionship.
In Memory of Dr. John O’Brien, My Supervisor and Friend.
John, I know you worked very hard and handled so many things with your patience, insight and intelligence. Day and night, weekend and holidays – for the school and for us. You might be a little bit tired. It’s time to take a break, get some sleep, and rest in peace.
What will humans do next? Ask a machine
New advancements in machine learning are getting the technology closer than ever to predicting the behavior of the most unpredictable of subjects – humans.
The machines are coming!
Neural networks and AI shouldn’t be seen as a technology that will replace humanity. Instead, it can lead to an era of greatly improved human understanding and communication.
Neural Networks Week – An Introduction to Neural Networks
The first of three blogs this week all about Neural Networks. An undergrad, PhD student, and Alumnus each share their experience in the field.
“N3XTCON”: How My Passion for Startups Was Incubated at USC
I always knew I wanted to be an engineer and help change the world. But it wasn’t until I got to USC that I was able to realize my passion for entrepreneurship.
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.
Student Perspective – From Consumers to Makers
The goal of our new club, Makers, is to provide a dedicated space for students to work together and build electronic projects outside of the classroom.