Visitor Program

The Ming Hsieh Institute provides opportunities for leading researchers to visit USC to collaborate with faculty and students, which is essential to help define and contextualize the right set of research questions for specific domains. The Ming Hsieh Institute provided resources for the below professors/groups to visit USC Viterbi and collaborate with electrical engineering faculty and students.

giannakisGeorgios B. Giannnakis, Professor, ADC Chair in Wireless Telecommunications and Director, Digital Technology Center, University of Minnesota
Organizer: Richard Leahy, PhD
Sponsored: Spring 2015
Georgios B Giannakis is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota where he holds the ADC Chair in Wireless Telecommunications and serves as director of the Digital Technology Center. He has broad research interests in signal processing, digital communications and networks. He will be visiting USC in March of 2015 to explore mutual research interests in big data analytics, machine learning and stochastic optimization with applications to the analysis and optimization of communications, power distribution, social and brain networks.

Kober,-FrankFrank Kober, Senior Research Associate, Aix-Marseille University, France
Organizer: Krishna Nayak, PhD
Sponsored: Spring 2014
Dr. Kober is a Senior Research Associate at “Centre de Resonance Magnetique Biologique et Medicale,” Aix-Marseille University (France). Frank heads the MR methods team in his lab and specializes in MRI sequence development and focuses on Arterial Spin Labeling Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, mainly for cardiac applications in both rodents and humans. Frank will be visiting USC from March 24th to April 2nd in the Spring of 2014.

Zhores-Alferov-photoDr. Zhores Alferov, President, St. Petersburg University; Nobel Laureate, Physics 2000
Principal Investigator: P. Daniel Dapkus
Co-PI’s: Wei Wu, Chongwu Zhou, ES Kim, and others
Sponsored: Fall 2013
Dr. Zhores Alferov was invited to present this year’s Munushian Keynote lecture at USC on October 29, 2013. Alferov is the 2000 Nobel Prize winner in physics for the demonstration of the first CW semiconductor laser that forms the the basis for the worldwide communications network and other important applications. He is the president of St. Petersburg University and will provide a unique prospective on technology in this century.

Erik-Ström-300x388Professor Erik Ström, Chalmers University
Organizer: Ubli Mitra
Sponsored: Spring 2013
Professor Ström is a highly respected communications theorist at Chalmers University. The Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering has several faculty advancing the state‐of‐the‐art in transportation related research. USC has faculty in the networking area who have been actively studying vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) as well as control system theory for transportation systems. Professor Ström will be visiting USC from June to August 2013.

gasparri-headshot Dr. Andrea Gasparri, Assistant Professor, Roma Tre University, Italy
Organizer: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Sponsored: Spring 2013
Dr. Gasparri is a young expert with rapidly growing recognition in the emerging area of distributed networked robotics, a field at the intersection of control, robotics, and networking that is currently gaining in importance. Dr. Gasparri will be visiting USC from May 15 to June 30, 2013.

homepage-photo Professors Sadaoki Furui and Keisuke Yamada, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Organizer: Shri Narayanan
Sponsored: Spring 2013
Professors Sadaoki Furui and Keisuke Yamada and seven students from the Tokyo Institute of Technology visited USC from February 19 – February 22 as a part of Tokyo Tech’s Global Leadership Program hosted by the Ming Hsieh Institute.

IAS school of mathematics Professors Shamgar Gurevich and Alexander Fish, University of Wisconsin Department of Mathematics
Organizer: Urbashi Mitra
Sponsored: Spring 2013
Professors visiting USC from February 5‐9, 2013

Zijian TangDr. Zijian Tang, Research scientist of TNO, the Hague, the Netherlands
Organizer: Urbashi Mitra
Sponsored: Spring 2012
Dr. Zijian Tang visiting USC from January – March 2012

headshotDr. Lin Zhang, Tsinghua University, China
Organizer: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Sponsored: Spring 2012
Dr. Lin Zhang visiting USC March 5 – April 4, 2012