Committees & Working Groups

Committees & Working Groups

USC employs a number of committees, working groups, and task forces. Some of these are standing committees and have long-term appointments, while working groups and task forces are typically devoted to finite tasks with a specific timeline. View our current and past committees and working groups below.

Research Council

Amelia Jones
Andreas Kratky
Annie Wong-Beringer
Bill Swartout
Craig Knoblock
Joon-Ho Choi
Lawrence Picus
Lynn Miller
Lynn Robinson
Mahta Moghaddam
Marje Schuetze-Coburn
Moh El-Naggar
Neeraj Sood
Pat Levitt
Peter Mancall
Sean Curran
Suzanne Wenzel
Thomas Buchanan
Yang Chai

Research Data Council

Arie Kapteyn
BD Kim
Carl Kesselman
Cyrus Shahabi
David Birtwell
David Wesley Craig
Jerry Lee
Jill Darling
John Heidemann
John Wilson
Judy Genovese
Julie Slayton
Kristen Grace
Linda Truong
Martin Koning-Bastiaan
Neil Bahroos
Remo Rohs
Rob Groome
Robert Gross
Roger Ghanem
Silvia da Costa
Yolanda Gil

University Research Committee

Amelia Jones
Bodour Salhia (Co-Chair)
Carl Castro
Clay Wang
Darnell Cole
Eun Ji Chung
Eunjoo Huisung Pacifici
James Moore
John Blosnich
Juan De Lara
Lavonna Blair Lewis
Noah Malmstadt (Co-Chair)
Rhacel Salazar Parrenas
Sergio Sanudo-Wilhelmy
Sofia Gruskin (EB Liaison)
Vsevolod Katritch

USC Stevens Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC)

Amy Childress
Brendesha Marie Tynes
Changhan (“David”) Lee
Justin Ichida
Laura Davis
Lorraine Turcotte
Malancha Gupta
Marientina Gotsis
Ming Yu
Paul Bogdan
Shinyi Wu
Sri Narayan

Project Restart: Research Working Group

Abagail Horn
Assad Oberai
Craig Knoblock
Deona Wiles
Judy Ibarra (Vassilios’ Asst.)
Karen Rawlings (Craig’s Asst.)
Kelvin Davies
Holly Kreiswirth (Steve’s Asst.)
Maja Mataric
Silvia da Costa
Stephen Bradforth
Suzanne Wenzel
Tom Buchanan
Vassilios Papadopoulos

Project Restart: Campus Access Logging and Mapping (CALM) Committee

Ann O’ Brien
Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Chris Toomey
Cyrus Shahabi
David Conti
Douglas Shook
Grant Derderian
Heather Pivko
Jason Doctor
Maja Mataric
Mark Mosley
Neha Nanda
Peter Conti
Peter Kuhn
Ricky Bluthenthal
Robert Gross
Robert Lau
Sarah Van Orman
Silvia da Costa
Stacy Bratcher
Veronica Garcia

USC Innovation Council

Amelia Jones
Andreas Kratky
Andrew Mackay
Ben Bell
Dan Shapiro
David Lee
Elissa Grossman
Ellis Meng
Emilio Ferrara
Hossein Pourmand
Jef Pearlman
Jennifer Dyer
Jeri Muniz
Maja Mataric
Mark Thompson
Martin A Gundersen
Michael Chasalow
Michael Gregory Crowley
Parish Sedghizadeah
Peter Kuhn
Sook-Lei Liew
Steve Kay
Steve Yamaguchi
Tracy Fullerton
Vasiliki Anest

USC Innovation Council: Culture of Innovation Committee

Co-Leads:
Peter Kuhn
Elissa Grossman

Amelia Jones
Andrew Mackay
Emilio Ferrara
Hossein Pourmand
Jen Dyer
Martin Gunderson
Michael Crowley
Parish Sedghizadeh
Sook-Lei Liew
Steve Kay
Vas Anest

USC Innovation Council – IP Policy Committee

Co-Leads:
Jeffrey Pearlman
Mark Thompson

Ben Bell
Dan Shapiro
David Lee
Ellis Meng
Jen Dyer
Jeri Muniz
Michael Chasalow
Steve Yamaguchi
Tracy Fullerton

Department of Animal Resources (DAR) User Committee

Amy Merrill-Brugger
Cristina Zavaleta
Francesca Mariani
Liana Asatryan
Scott Kanoski
Sean Curran

Technology Transfer Working Group (January – September 2020)

Clay Wang
Colin Miles Maclay
Ellis Fan-Chuin Meng
Jeffrey Pearlman
Jona Cura
Maja Mataric
Mark Humayun
Mark Thompson
Pai-Ling Yin
Scott Fraser
Silvia da Costa
Steve Kay