Biomedical Engineering @ USC

Welcome to the USC Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)!
Since our early roots as an option within electrical engineering in 1963, we have maintained a longstanding tradition of advancing biomedicine through the development and application of novel engineering ideas. Our department, founded in 1976, includes over 80 primary and affiliated faculty members that conduct cutting-edge research in a wide variety of areas, including neuroengineering, biosystems and biosignal analysis, medical devices and implants, bioimaging and imaging informatics, and systems cellular-molecular bioengineering.

Current Faculty Openings

What Is Biomedical Engineering?

Opportunities for


Diverse Masters


PhD Programs
and Research


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Featured Labs

Computational Systems Biology 

Biomedical Microsystems Laboratory

Laboratory for Living Systems Engineering



Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

Fri, Jan 12, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: DRB 145A
Speaker: John Oghalai, MD, Chair of the USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of OtolaryngologyTalk Title: TBAAbstract: TBABiography: keck.usc.eduHost: Brent Liu, PhD


Stacey Finley selected as AACR NextGen Star

A big congrats goes to Assistant Professor Stacey Finley on being chosen by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) as a NextGen Star. The NextGen Stars program provides an exciting opportunity to increase the visibility of early-career scientists at the AACR Annual Meeting and to support the professional development and advancement of those selected as AACR NextGen Stars. As … Read More

Terry Sanger Promoted to Full Professor

The USC Department of Biomedical Engineering would like to recognize Terry Sanger, M.D., Ph.D. on his recent promotion to Full Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Neurology, and Biokinesiology. Congrats, Dr. Sanger, and Fight On!

Stacey Finley Crowdrise Site

Stacey Finley Featured on ACS CrowdRise Site Stacey Finley has been awarded an American Cancer Society (ACS) research grant to develop a computer-driven model of molecules that stimulate and inhibit tumor angiogenesis. She is featured on ACS’s “Denim Day” crowdfunding website. Check out Stacey’s proposal as well as this fun initiative to raise money for cancer research!

Ellis Meng ASME Fellow

Ellis Meng Honored as ASME  and BMES Fellow Congratulations to Professor Ellis Meng on being distinguished doubly in 2017, as both an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fellow and Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Fellow. Meng was selected by the ASME Committee of Past Presidents “for contributions to the field of biomedical microelectromechanical systems.” BMES selected Meng because she has … Read More


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Andrew Viterbi and Ming Hsieh named NAI Fellows

Viterbi and Hsieh selected for demonstrating a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society

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Happy Holidays 2017

from Dean Yannis C. Yortsos and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering

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8th Annual EE Research Festival

Students from across the department shared their work with colleagues, faculty, and industry affiliates in a day-long event celebrating EE Research

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Creating new heart muscle out of stem cells? This grad student is doing it

PhD student Joycelyn Yip ultimately hopes to test heart disease treatments in ways that reduce risk to patients

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Saving the lives of hospital patients with one simple app

USC Viterbi biomedical engineers develop a system that tracks vital signs of patients from admission to discharge

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A Look Into USC Viterbi’s Online Graduate Computer Science Program

US News & World Report interviews current master’s student John Ziegler and Binh Tran, Associate Dean, Master’s Services in article highlighting online computer science master’s programs

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USC Viterbi offers course on blockchain for first time

USC introduced its first-ever course on blockchain, one of the technological databases behind the cryptocurrency Bitcoin

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What airline passengers want most: to get through security quickly

The advantages of programs like TSA Precheck far outweigh feared drawbacks, new study finds

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Happy Thanksgiving

From the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and it’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing – led by brilliant Professor SK Gupta, of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and of Computer Science

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Scientists have created brain implants that could boost our memory by up to 30%

Our memories could one day get a boost from a new brain implant device, according to a new study by USC researchers

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