Office of Research & Innovation Launches New Research-Focused Video Series, “Coffee With Ish” 

The Office of Research and Innovation (OORI) has launched a new video series – Coffee with Ish – to highlight the innovative, impactful work being led across the university by USC faculty. The videos highlight topics ranging from sustainability to artificial intelligence, with a precedent placed on key disciplines relevant to the university’s strategic priority areas. The…

IYA ‘Student-driven Innovations in AI and Society’ Pilot Program to Launch in 2024

USC’s Office of Research and Innovation (OORI) is thrilled to announce the recent award made to support the creation of a new, two-year pilot program, titled “Student-driven Innovations in AI & Society.” A collaborative effort between the Center for Generative AI & Society (CGAIS) and USC Iovine and Young Academy (IYA), the pilot program will…

Office of Research & Innovation Assists USC-ISI QuANET Proposal Funded by DOD DARPA for $18M 

USC’s Office of Research and Innovation (OORI) strives to maximize the support provided to USC faculty in their efforts relating to federal funding and grant opportunities. OORI’s Research Strategy & Development (RSD) sub-unit provides more granular support in the spirit of this objective, working with faculty members at all stages of the grant application lifecycle…

Collaborative effort within The Office of Research and Innovation (OORI) works to secure the nomination and election of multiple USC faculty members as Senior Members in the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

Multiple units within the University of Southern California’s (USC) Office of Research and Innovation (OORI) worked in tandem to support the nomination of qualified faculty members at USC to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Senior Member Program, which resulted in the successful election of multiple individuals to this years Senior Member class. NAI Senior…

Office of Research & Innovation names new executive director for USC Stevens Center

Erin Overstreet has been selected as the new executive director of the USC Stevens Center for Innovation where she will oversee the university’s commercialization of USC-driven intellectual property.   Overstreet’s expertise and experience embody technology transfer and innovation across the academic, educational, and venture capital sectors; such experience is critical for bridging USC research to a…

USC-led Project Receives National Science Foundation (NSF) Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure (Mid-scale RI-1) Award

A proposal led by faculty at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Information Sciences Institute (ISI) has received a Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure (Mid-scale RI-1) Award from the NSF. The Mid-scale RI-1 program supports the design and implementation of research infrastructure — including testbeds, equipment, cyberinfrastructure, large-scale data sets, and personnel. Awardees will test new theories and…

USC Licensing Agreement Reached with Faculty-led & Founded Company: USC Licensing Agreement Considered Largest IP Transfer for Commercialization of Chemotherapies Related to Brain and CNS Diseases

As the technology licensing office for the University of Southern California (USC), the Stevens Center for Innovation is committed to fostering and upholding the innovation ecosystem for the university and the broader region. USC strives to actively promote a culture of collaboration and entrepreneurship and encourage our faculty to translate their discoveries through the commercialization pipeline…

USC Research & Innovation Supports Faculty Recipient of Department of Energy (DOE) Award

The University of Southern California (USC) Office of Research and Innovation (OORI) strives to encourage and support faculty across the university to excel in their fields through ethical and rigorous research, scholarship, creativity, and innovation. We support our faculty in their efforts to obtain external federal funding that builds off of the innovative projects they lead internally at USC.…

USC Announces 2023 Ming Hsieh Institute Research Award Recipients

The USC Office of Research and Innovation (OORI) has converged with the Ming Hsieh Institute for Research on Engineering-Medicine for Cancer (MHI) to create the Ming Hsieh Institute Research Award, which aims to make USC an international leader in translational research, bridging basic science, engineering, computing, and medicine. The Ming Hsieh Institute Research Award (MHIRA)…

USC’s Awardees for 2023 Collaborative Research Planning Program

The Office of Research and Innovation (OORI) office strives to support faculty in their research endeavors and position them to successfully pursue external funding opportunities. OORI’s robust internal funding programs promote multidisciplinary and convergent research activities that encourage collaborations across USC schools and programs and with other academic institutions and small businesses. The Collaborative Research…