Computer Science

Cyrus Shahabi
Professor and Chair

“The USC Viterbi School of Engineering offers one of the best environments for interdisciplinary research and international collaboration in the nation. As an alumnus, I am proud of the record of innovation in our department and its affiliated centers: The Domain Name System and the TCP/IP protocols, the invention of DNA computing, and historic interdisciplinary studies relating brains, machines and mathematics. A former student wrote one of the first computer viruses and led the theoretical study of the computer virus concept.

I am equally proud of the accomplishments of our current faculty, including path-setting results in social networks, software engineering, high-performance computing, natural language technologies, and the recent Academy award winning work in computer graphics. Their profound and diverse research and educational contributions to a wide array of computer science and interdisciplinary arenas are impressive. As a USC Computer Science student, you can be sure to take advantage of the incredible resources and frequent opportunities that will come your way.”