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Research

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is at the forefront of research in information technology, biotechnology and a full spectrum of engineering disciplines. The Viterbi School consistently ranks in the top ten in the U.S. News and World Report rankings..

The Viterbi School is home to two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers (the Integrated Media Systems Center and the Biomimetic Engineering Center), as well as the first University Center of Excellence selected by the Department of Homeland Security (CREATE -- the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events).  USC is also home to the world-famous Information Sciences Institute and the Alfred Mann Institute for biotechnology.  

Our highly interdisciplinary research environment has enabled faculty to respond to emerging needs for research in such diverse areas as robotics, software engineering, sensor networks, vision sciences, automated construction and photonics. The Viterbi School actively encourages technology transfer and commercialization through industrial partnerships.  

For more information on research capabilities at USC, contact the individual centers and departments, or the Vice Dean for Research.