The Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Blog

Welcome to our department blog. Here, our students, professors, and alumni can share personal stories and insights.

We encourage or community members to use this space as a forum for anything interesting within the world of USC and Electrical Engineering that they might want to talk about. If you have an idea for an article - even a rough idea - send us an email!

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. [Read more]

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. [Read more]

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. [Read more]

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. [Read more]