Azad Madni Appointed USC University Professor

Azad Madni Appointed USC University Professor

Azad M. Madni is a Professor of Astronautics, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering in the Viterbi School of Engineering, and recently received this prestigious honor.

Read More
Using Machine Learning to Create Materials that Enable Energy-Efficient Electronics

Using Machine Learning to Create Materials that Enable Energy-Efficient Electronics

USC Viterbi researchers have developed a neural network that can model a high-performing new material at a scale never-before seen.

Read More
USC Viterbi Professors Azad Madni and Jong-Shi Pang Inducted into the National Academy of Engineering

USC Viterbi Professors Azad Madni and Jong-Shi Pang Inducted into the National Academy of Engineering

An optimization expert who harnesses mathematics to improve industries and a leader in astronautical and systems engineering are USC Viterbi’s newest members of the National Academy of Engineering.

Read More

Systems Architecting and Engineering

The USC Viterbi School’s Systems Architecting and Engineering program provides graduate engineers and engineering managers with the advanced knowledge and skills necessary for conceptualizing, designing, implementing, and managing complex systems. The emphasis is both on the processes by which complex systems are conceived, planned, designed, built, tested and certified as well as the system itself. The knowledge and insights gained from the SAE program can be applied to defense, space, aircraft, homeland security, healthcare, and energy grid, transportation and other commercial industries.

Discover Viterbi: Systems Architecting & Engineering

Systems Architecting & Engineering href=



  • SERC UPDATES – June 2022
    SERC Updates provides a bi-monthly highlight of research projects from across the SERC network of collaborators, recent news from the SERC community, links to popular events such as the SERC Talks, reading lists, job opportunities and much more.
  • Systems Engineering Modernization
    The Systems Engineering (SE) Modernization Lifecycle is still a work in progress, and the team will continue to iterate based on further research and engagement with the defense acquisition and SE communities.


RSS Industry News

  • NASA Selects Design Concepts for Lunar Nuclear Power Stations
    Depiction of NASA's Kilopower Project | Credit: NASA SPACE reports that NASA “and the U.S. Department of Energy selected three design concept proposals that the government hopes could be ready for use on the moon by the end of the 2020s, to support the space agency’s Artemis program of lunar exploration.” NASA sees the $5 million […]
  • Beta Technologies Flies Alia Aircraft between Amazon Air Hubs
    ALIA 250 eVTOL aircraft manufactured by BETA Technologies. | Credit: Brian Jenkins at BETA Technologies; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 3.0 Aviation Week reports that Beta Technologies “has flown its Alia electric aircraft between two Amazon Air hubs, completing a 31-min. flight between Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and Wilmington Air Park in Ohio.” Full Story (Aviation Week)
  • Chinese Military Analyst Releases Plan to Hack Starlink
    View of the 60 Starlink satellites from the 24 May 2019 launch. |  Credit: Official SpaceX Photos, CC0/Wikimedia Commons Bloomberg reports that in a paper “published this spring by the Beijing Institute of Tracking and Telecommunications Technology, a researcher urges the Chinese military to track and monitor every satellite in the sprawling Starlink network.” The […]
  • Lufthansa Group CEO Sees Healthier Airline Industry Long-Term
    Demonstration flight, Paris Airshow | Credit: Associated Press-© Aviation International News reports that the “post-pandemic demand for air travel demand and a shortage of new aircraft as manufacturers struggle with program delays and supply chains disruptions is creating operational hiccups for Lufthansa in the short-term, but it will lead to a much healthier airline industry in the […]

SAE Program News

RSS USC Viterbi | Systems Architecting & Engineering

  • Professor Azad Madni Receives 2022 IISE Fellow Award
    At the first in-person Institute of Industrial Systems Engineers (IISE) Annual Conference in three years, Professor Azad Madni received the IISE Fellow Award. The IISE Fellow Award recognizes outstanding leaders of the profession who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial and systems engineering. Madni received the fellow award at the annual conference, which […]
  • Azad Madni Receives 2022 Industrial Innovation Award
    Azad Madni, executive director of USC Viterbi’s System Architecting and Engineering Program, received the 2022 Industrial Innovation Award. The award, presented by IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society, is awarded to honor technical contributions resulting in significant advance in integrated electronic systems and large-scale integrated interoperable systems. Madni received this award in recognition of “pioneering […]
  • Azad Madni Receives 2021 IEEE George McClure Citation of Honor
    IEEE-USA Board of Directors has selected Professor Azad Madni as a 2021 recipient of the IEEE-USA George F. McClure Citation of Honor “for sustained excellence, dedicated commitment, and contributions to the socioeconomic and diversity aspects of IEEE professional activities in the United States.” Madni founded and is CEO of Intelligent Systems Technology, Inc. (ISTI), which […]
  • Azad Madni Receives 2021 Joint ASEE SED/ INCOSE Outstanding Systems Engineering Educator Award
      Professor Azad Madni received the 2021 Joint ASEE SED/INCOSE Outstanding Systems Engineering Educator Award. This inaugural award was presented jointly by the American Society of Engineering Education’s Systems Engineering Division and the International Council on Systems Engineering at the ASEE Annual Conference that took place July 26-29, 2021. ASEE is dedicated to promoting and […]
  • Azad Madni Lends Expertise, Guidance on Safety for GM’s First Autonomous Vehicle
    Professor Azad Madni has spent years advancing research on autonomous vehicles, and just this month, a milestone in his work in this area achieved a milestone: the first successful autonomous ride of a driver-less vehicle by General Motors. Said Madni:”My research team has been supporting GM for the past  years on model-based approaches for ensuring […]

Published on February 23rd, 2017

Last updated on March 2nd, 2022