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background information
Background Information
  • California's oldest private research university
  • Established: in 1880
  • Type: private and non-profit
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Size: 900,000 m^2
  • Subject:
    • 95 undergraduate majors
    • 147 academic and professional minors
background information1
Background Information
  • Two primary campus
    • University Park campus
    • Health Sciences campus
  • President:
    • C. L. Max Nikias
    • Since 2010
  • Staff:
    • Academic Staff: 4735
    • Admin. Staff: 10,774
  • Student:
    • Postgarduates: 19,516
    • Undergraduates: 17,380


  • Los Angeles ,frontier town in the early 1870s
  • Judge Robert Maclay Widney establishing a university in the region
  • in 1879 Widney formed a board of trustees
  • a donation of 308 lots of land from three members of the community
  • USC first with 53 students and 10 teachers in 1880.
  • Today, USC has:

- more than 33,000 students & nearly 3,200 full-time faculty. located in the heart of one of the biggest metropolises in the world


University Park Campus

Galen Center

  • Home for basketball and volleyball
  • Opened: October 12, 2006
  • Capacity: 10,258

University Park Campus

Doheny Library

  • Located in the center of campus
  • Opened: 1932
  • Built by: Ralph Adams Cram

Health Sciences Campus

Medical Center

  • Located 5 km from downtown Los Angeles and 11 km from the University Park campus
  • major center for basic and clinical biomedical research in the fields of cancer, gene therapy,the neurosciences, and transplantation biology
academic units famous
Academic Units - famous
  • USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Marshall School of Business
  • School of Cinematic Arts
  • Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Gould School of Law
  • School of Medicine of USC
  • School of Policy, Planning, and Development

University Seal

  • Tommy Trojan
  • major symbol of the university
  • nickname of USC’s students

University Seal

Mascot - Traveler

  • Department overview
  • Research projects and labs
  • Research experience by undergraduates
usc computer science1
USC Computer Science
  • Interdisciplinary
  • socially assistive robotics
  • computer animation
  • natural language processing
  • computational neuroscience
  • DNA computing
  • computational economics

Visualizing the Internet –

A census of the Internet address space

department chair
Department Chair
  • Shang-Hua Teng
  • Chair, Computer Science Department Seeley G. Mudd Professor Viterbi School of Engineering University of Southern California
  • Affiliated Research Professor of Mathematics at MIT
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
  • RESEARCH: smoothed analysis of algorithms, computational economics and game theory, spectral graph theory, scientific computing, mathematical programming, combinatorial optimization, computational geometry and computer graphics.
achievements a quick glance
Achievements A Quick Glance
  • First program in game development
  •  the Domain Name System and the TCP/IP protocols
  • Invention of DNA computing
  • One of the first computer viruses and led the theoretical study of the computer virus concept
  • Home of one of the nation’s largest robotics programs
  • Much-honored faculty includes five members of the National Academy of Engineering and a Turing Award winner, Leonard Adleman
usc cs awards
USC CS Awards
  • ICT Light Stage:

used by Hollywood

studios to create

photoreal digital actors.

  • Can Robots Help Improve the State of U.S. Healthcare? Congress Wanted to Know
  • socially assistive robotics
  • helping people recover from stroke
  • elders suffering from chronic conditions
research areas labs
Research Areas & Labs
  • Artificial Intelligence, Agents, Natural Language, Vision
  • Databases and Information Management
  • Graphics, Games & Multimedia
  • Robotics, Brain Theory, and Computational Neuroscience
  • Software Systems and Engineering
  • Systems, Distributed Systems, Communication Networks
  • Theory and Computational Sciences
research experience for undergraduates reu
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
  • Found by the National Science Foundation
  • Support active research by undergraduate students

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