EE Pioneer Series – George A. Bekey

Electrical Engineering Pioneer Series – Free and Open to the Public

Our EE Pioneer Series is an annual event that showcases members of our USC Electrical Engineering Faculty. The Pioneer Series includes a technical presentation from a distinguished faculty member and an oral history interview covering their work.

This series of presentations captures the inspiring journey and story of the individual who has helped shape and develop our department. We continue this series with a technical talk and interview with George A. Bekey, Professor of Computer Science.


Bekey George A. Bekey, Ph.D. – My research career at USC was characterized by variety. I have always had broad interests, and hence my research did not center in any one area for long periods. In this talk, I will describe my wanderings from human-machine systems to hybrid-analog digital computing to biological control systems and finally to robotics. Of course, there were common threads in all these areas and I was successful in obtaining significant research funding in all of them. I will also highlight some of the more successful projects and the Ph.D. students who made this success possible.


Watch Dr. Bekey’s Presentation and Interview with C.S. Chair Gaurav Sukhatme