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Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering

AMI-USC’s mission is to help bridge the gap between biomedical innovation and the creation of commercially successful medical products to improve and save lives. USC was selected because it is one of a small number of premier research institutions on which the nation depends for a steady stream of new knowledge, art, and technology.

Biomedical Simulations Resource

BMSR is dedicated to the advancement of the state-of-the-art in biomedical system modeling and simulation through Technological Research and Development projects, as well as the application and dissemination of this knowledge through Collaborative Research, Service, Training and Dissemination activities aimed at the biomedical community at large.

Bridge Institute

Building upon USC’s Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience Initiative, the Bridge Institute unites eminent professors across the entire university, including Dornsife, Viterbi and Keck, as well as animators and cinematographers in the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, and technology transfer experts in the USC Stevens Center for Innovation.

Center for Interactive Smart Oilfield Technologies

CiSoft is a USC-Chevron Center of Excellence for Research and Academic Training on Interactive Smart Oilfield Technologies. The Center includes participating research scientists from various departments in the Viterbi School of Engineering at USC and Chevron. Two important entities associated with the Viterbi School of Engineering, IMSC and ISI are closely associated with CiSoft.

METRANS Transportation Center

METRANS is a joint partnership of USC and CSU Long Beach. As a center of both international trade and immigration, the Los Angeles region is home to both extreme wealth and extreme poverty, and has one of the largest transit-dependent populations in the country. METRANS’ mission is to solve transportation problems of large metropolitan regions through interdisciplinary research, education and outreach.

Ming Hsieh Institute for Research on Engineering-Medicine for Cancer

Established in 2010 upon the endowment gift of $50 million from Cogent founder, USC alum and USC Trustee Ming Hsieh, the centerpiece of the Ming Hsieh Institute at USC is the integration of engineering, scientific and medical research that together generates novel thinking, speeds discovery and creates new pathways by which research can be translated into real improvements in human health.

SETI Institute

The mission of the SETI Institute is to explore, understand and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe and the evolution of intelligence. The SETI Institute employs more than 130 scientists, educators, and administrative staff. The SETI Institute is anchored by three centers: the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe (research), the Center for Education and the Center for Outreach.

Signal and Imaging Processing Institute (SIPI)

SIPI was one of the first research organizations in the world dedicated to image processing, image de-blurring, image coding, and feature extraction. Research interests of the faculty now span applications including human-centered and speech signal processing, computer vision, immersive audio, brain-computer interfaces, and medical imaging.

Space Engineering Research Center

SERC is dedicated to disruptive space engineering, research and education of the second-generation workforce — including hands-on build, test and flight demonstrations of spacecraft and satellites. SERC seeks to challenge traditional methods of space R&D, manufacturing and exploration with approaches that dramatically reduce costs, enable novel capabilities and support vital democratization of the space domain.

USC Ginsburg Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics

Working at the interface of medicine and engineering, USC Ginsburg IBT’s vision is to transform bioengineered neural interfaces into treatments for patients for whom there is currently no foreseeable cure. Using an interdisciplinary approach, their mission is to further the basic understanding of debilitating neurosensory disorders, ultimately leading to the development of novel diagnostic and treatment options.