With over 50 full time faculty, the Electrical Engineering Department at USC allows students to pursue research in virtually all branches of electrical engineering. Ph.D candidates have the chance to work in the labs of leading researchers in fields including photonics and lasers, image processing, optical computing and communications, multimedia technologies, controls, power systems, MEMS, integrated circuits and VLSI, and computer engineering. Our graduate curriculum is structured to prepare students for research ranging from the highly theoretical to more applied topics. Interdisciplinary research is also strongly encouraged and supported at the Ph.D. level at USC. The strength of our program is reflected in the quality of our graduates who have gone on to positions of leadership in business and academia in the U.S. and throughout the world.
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