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.

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  • 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 […]

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  • Air Force Special Operations Command Grounding Fleet of Osprey Tilt-Rotor Aircraft
    MV-22 demo at Miramar Air Station, 2014. | FOX 52; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 4.0 The Hill reports the US Air Force Special Operations Command “has grounded its entire fleet of CV-22 Ospreys due to two recent safety incidents involving the aircraft’s clutch.” The decision “stems from an ‘increased number of safety incidents’ involving the Ospreys, including […]
  • Astronaut Nicole Aunapu Mann to be First Native American Woman in Space
    NASA astronaut Nicole Aunapu Mann. | Credit: NASA CBS News reports that NASA astronaut Nicole Aunapu Mann is set to become the first Native American woman to travel to space when “NASA launches its next crew aboard a SpaceX Dragon this fall.” Liftoff is targeted for September 29. Mann “will be joined on the Crew-5 mission by […]
  • US Air Force Concerned Rejection of F-35 Engine Replacement Could “Collapse” US Advanced Propulsion Industrial Base
    An F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron, 33rd Fighter Wing  | U.S. Air Force photo by MSgt John Nimmo Sr.; Wikipedia; Public Domain Air Force Times reports that US Air Force officials are concerned that opting against a F-35 engine full replacement “could lead to the ‘collapse’ of the advanced propulsion industrial base in […]
  • NASA’s Artemis Rocket Returns to Launchpad
    The first Artemis rocket stage. | Credit: NASA The New York Times reports that “NASA’s big moon rocket is rolling out to the launching pad for the third time – and it actually is slated to launch to the moon.” The rollout “had been scheduled for Thursday, but NASA announced on Monday that the move had […]

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USC-Meta Center Brings Progress to AI Education and Research

USC-Meta Center Brings Progress to AI Education and Research

The inaugural event introduced new initiatives and presented research to industry partners

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The Return of the Viterbi Awards

The Return of the Viterbi Awards

After last year’s postponement because of COVID-19, the 42nd annual event celebrated honorees General (retired) Ellen Pawlikowski, alumnus Juan Perez of UPS and Geena Davis.

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Published on July 25th, 2022

Last updated on August 11th, 2022