Message from the Chairs
USC began teaching electrical engineering more than a century ago, when the field was widely considered a subset of physics. Today our work is vitally important and critical to the advancement of the information age. As the USC Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering charges into its second century of excellence, we are defining the forefront of research in a number of important areas. These include ultra-low power electronics, embedded systems, computing and/or sensing networks, internet of things, computer architecture, computer-aided design, control systems, signal, image and multimedia processing, nanotechnology, post-Moore computing devices, photonics, technology-enabled healthcare, energy harvesting, and quantum information processing.
Recently, our Assistant Professors, Rehan Kapadia, Maryam Shanechi, and Han Wang, won an Air Force Young Investigators Research Program (YIP) Award, a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives (MURI) grant as the leading PI, and an NSF Career Award, respectively. Another Assistant Professor, Paul Bogdan, won a DARPA Young Investigator Award and an Okawa Foundation Research Grant. Our senior faculty was also well represented this year. Todd Brun was named a fellow of the American Physical Society, William Lindsey was honored with the 2017 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award, and Daniel Lidar won a Guggenheim Fellowship and was named a Moore Distinguished Scholar in physics.
We're proud of our department's distinguished history and our vital and innovative faculty. Please take a few minutes to explore some of the highlights of their work.