USC Environmental Engineering Masters student Daisy Benitez is a recipient of the 2017 Switzer Environmental Fellowship. Each year, 20 promising environmental leaders are awarded by the Switzer Foundation to complete their masters and doctoral degrees in New England and California to advance their skills and develop their expertise to address critical environmental challenges. The Switzer Fellowship Program recognizes the achievements … Read More

USC Civil Engineering Alumni Nan Li has been recognized by Forbes China as one of the top 30 under 30 for Healthcare & Science. This list features “young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders who are challenging conventions and making an impact in the world.” More information can be found here:

Arsalan Heydarian, who has just completed his PhD in Civil Engineering from USC Sonny Astani in Spring 2017, under Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber’s supervision, will be starting as an Assistant Professor in the civil and system engineering departments at the University of Virginia starting this fall. This is an amazing opportunity and we congratulate Arsalan on his success.

Simin is a PhD candidate, in the area of Informatics for Intelligent Built Environments, co-advised by Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber and Dr. Lucio Soibelman. She started her PhD studies at USC in Fall 2013 and expects to graduate in 2018. Her research is focused on improving building’s energy efficiency via providing activity-driven and user-centered automation in buildings, using techniques in Artificial … Read More

Pouyan is a PhD candidate working under supervision of Dr. Ketan Savla. His research focuses on control and optimization techniques for transportation networks. More specifically he is interested in designing feedback control algorithms that use the real-time data collected by traffic sensors to control the traffic flow more efficiently. His work consists of developing theoretical guarantees for these algorithms as … Read More

Dr. Kelly has been selected to attend the 2017 NAE Frontiers of Engineering. The Frontiers of Engineering program brings together a select group of emerging engineering leaders from industry, academia, and government labs to discuss pioneering technical work and leading edge research in various engineering fields and industry sectors. The goal of the meetings is to introduce these outstanding engineers (ages … Read More

Farshid Hosseini is a PhD Candidate working with Dr. Bora Gencturk. His research focuses on next generation seismic resistant structural systems using high-performance materials such as engineered cementitious composites (ECC) and super-elastic alloys (SEAs). He implemented these high-performance materials in bridge columns and beam-column joints in an innovative way to improve their seismic performance and damage tolerance. As part of … Read More

The Southern California Chapter of CMAA presented the 25th annual Scholarship and Project Awards Gala, at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live, on April 26, 2017, where multiple USC CEE student received four of the seven awards and scholarships. Sam Kinsey, a USC BSCE student, received the 2017 Corporate Sponsored Scholarship Match Program Scholarship Award, the most prestigious award given … Read More

Sasan Tavakkol is a PhD Candidate advised by Prof. Patrick Lynett. His research topic lies at the intersection of computer science and coastal engineering. As part of his PhD, Sasan has developed a revolutionary GPU-accelerated software, called Celeris, to simulate nearshore waves. Celeris is currently employed by hundreds of coastal engineers in academia and industry for analyzing wave propagation in … Read More