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Keith Michael Chugg

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


  • Doctoral Degree, Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California
  • Master's Degree, Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California
  • Bachelor's Degree, General Engineering, Harvey Mudd College


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 1995, USC, Los Angeles, CA. Keith M. Chugg received the B.S. degree
(high distinction) in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA in 1989 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering (EE) from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA in 1990 and
1995, respectively. During the 1995-1996 academic year he was an Assistant Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept., The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. In 1996 he joined the ECE Dept. at USC in 1996 where he is currently a Professor.

He is a co-founder of TrellisWare Technologies, Inc., where he is Chief Scientist. He has served as an associate
editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications and was Program Co-Chair for the Communication Theory Symposium at
Globecom 2002. He received the Fred W. Ellersick award for the best unclassified paper at MILCOM 2003 and the ASEE Frederick Emmons Terman Award in 2008.

Research Summary

Professor Chugg's research interests are in the general areas of signal design, signal processing, detection, estimation, and machine learning. He is also interested in architectures for digital hardware implementations of advanced algorithms to achieve high speed or low power.


  • 2010 IEEE IEEE Fellow
  • 2008 ASEE (lectrical and Computer Engineering Division) 2008 Frederick Emmons Terman Award
  • 2003 Fred Ellersick Award as the outstanding unclassified paper
  • 1995 USC Outstanding Teaching Assistant (First Awar
  • 1989 Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation Scholarshi
  • 1989 Perkin-Elmer Scholarship
  • Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Systems
  • EEB 500A
  • Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center
  • 3740 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 2565
Contact Information
  • (213) 740-7294