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This year's ceremony at Alumni Park was headlined by alumnus and venture capitalist, Mark Stevens, who praised the power and versatility of an engineering degree
Wide Awake and Dreaming: USC Viterbi's 2023 Master's Commencement Ceremonies
The class of 2023 is "the best educated, the most representative in our history."
"Attention is All You Need": New Ph.D.s Urged to Attend to "Challenges of Earth's Eight Billion People."
The 2023 Ph.D. Hooding and Awards Ceremony honors 133 new graduates and Jiaoyang Li, winner of this year's best Ph.D. thesis.
Two Graduating Seniors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Both students are among the first cohort of the Ming Hsieh Institute Undergraduate Scholars program.
Omar Uraimov's Love Letter to Central Asia Makes You the Hero of Kyrgyzstan
In tribute to his homeland, graduating computer science student unveils first video game set in Kyrgyzstan at USC Games Expo.
A Passion for Equity in Education Drives USC Viterbi ISE Award Winner
Janet Choi (B.S. ISE '23) was recently honored for her research into improving access to online education for students with learning differences.
"Everything Full Force:" USC Viterbi Senior Shines On The Track
Civil engineering major and sprinter Chioma Okonkwo hopes to medal in the NCAA Women's Track and Field Championships and perhaps even run in the Olympics.
Powered by Algorithms — and Jazz
Graduating Ph.D. student Lillian Clark's dissertation explores how to improve robot communication in remote environments. Her study of jazz helped her think on her feet.
ISE Award Winner a Fierce Advocate for Mental Health
Claire Barbrack successfully overcame a difficult sophomore year to be named the 2023 Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Student of the Year.
Engineering the Ultimate Ride: Hannah Rose's Quest to Push the Limits of Theme Park Innovation
A Taylor Swift theme park? For Rose, a leader in USC's themed entertainment student group, why not?
Best of Brownlee's Worlds
Graduating senior Shannon Brownlee connects her computer science skills to explore biology and virtual art, all while building her own tech startup.
"I Know He Lives on Through Me": First-Gen Student's Success Honors His Father's Memory
For senior Christopher Merino Brito, who joins Microsoft next fall, graduating with a degree in computer science means honoring his father's memory.
The Trojan Empowering Student Entrepreneurs
Sarah Hakim, '23, helped create Trojan Marketplace, a student-run market featuring exclusively Trojan-owned small businesses.
The High-Flying Frisbee Ace on a Materials Research Path
Mork Class of 2023 senior and USC Ultimate Frisbee captain Hari Sridhara recently won a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
Graduating Electrical and Computer Engineering Major Receives the USC Viterbi Community Impact Award
Nomar Rodriguez is being honored for his leadership and service to USC Viterbi's chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
Chris Birmingham, The Robot Whisperer
Inspired by his own health crisis, graduating computer science PhD student develops empathetic robots for therapy.
"Sunny" Memories and Impactful Projects: USC ISI's Class of 2023 Graduates
The anecdotes, memories, and future goals of graduating student researchers at ISI.
Just Like Dad's White T-Shirt: Trojan Engineer Unlocks Memories with Fragrance
For Aidan Niswender, B.S. ISE '23, a COVID lockdown hobby became a passion, which could lead to a career in perfumery.
Pickle Wins the 2023 Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition
At the 13th annual MEPC, the team's vision for automating the brand deal pipeline for influencer marketing wins the $50,000 grand prize.
From Freshman to Future Leader: Revisiting Oju Ajose
First interviewed by USC in 2019, Ojuolape Ajose ('23) shares how her resilience, ambition, and passion for data science shaped her USC experience.
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