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Three Other Newly Elected Members of the National Academy of Engineering Are Part of the Viterbi Family

February 11, 2008 —
Viterbi Board of Councilors member Alexis Livanos, who is president of Northrop Grumman Space Technology.
Viterbi alumna Wanda M. Austin, president and CEO of the Aerospace Corp.
In addition to Nikias and Yortsos, also among the 65 new members elected to the NAE are Alexis Livanos, president of Northrop Grumman Space Technology, who is a member of the Viterbi School's Board of Councilors; Wanda M. Austin, president and CEO of the Aerospace Corporation, who received her Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering from USC in 1988, and who is slated to deliver the Eberhardt Rechtin Lecture at the Viterbi School next September 25; and John C. Martin, president and CEO of Gilead Sciences Inc., who is the father of one of Yortsos' students.

Livanos was cited for "contributions to the development and insertion of advanced semiconductor technology for commercial and government space systems." Austin was cited "for leadership in the engineering and integration of national space intelligence systems." John Martin was cited "for the invention, development, and commercialization of anti-viral medicines, especially treatments for HIV/AIDS."

"The Viterbi School is extremely proud that five of the 65 new academy members have a close connection to the Viterbi family. This disctinction reflects highly of USC engineering and makes this day a very special one," said Viterbi Dean Yortsos.