The Ming Hsieh Institute in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering was launched in July 2010, after a generous endowment gift of $35 million dollars from USC Electrical Engineering Alumnus and Trustee Mr. Ming Hsieh.The central goal of the institute is to position the Ming Hsieh Department at the forefront of the world in thought leadership in the broad area of electrical engineering, and specifically in the development of intelligent technologies to empower mankind.
Key activities sponsored by the Ming Hsieh Institute include supporting ground-breaking proposals by our faculty members to launch research and other academic endeavors that enhance the electrical engineering department in significant ways. This includes venture funding for activities under three well-defined themes to initiate research and academic programs that are strikingly innovative and forward-looking.
Sponsorship is aimed to support programmatic activities that broadly benefit electrical engineering faculty and students, build an energetic academic environment, and increase the department’s impact and visibility.
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To define the future of electrical engineering, enhancing its positive impact on all spheres of human endeavor
To foster creativity and invention within all facets of USC’s Electrical Engineering including research and education
To create a vibrant intellectual environment at USC where world-class researchers in electrical engineering and related fields can come together and engage in the development of new ideas