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.

What Is Biomedical Engineering?

Opportunities for


Diverse Masters


PhD Programs
and Research



Alumna elected to the EMB Administrative Committee

BME would like to congratulate alumna Dr. Rosa Chan, Ph.D. ’11 for being elected as the Asia-Pacific representative for the IEEE’s Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS).  She is currently an Assistant Professor of Electronic Engineering at City University of Hong Kong. Kudos to Dr. Chan!!

Ph.D. student Yao-Chuan Chang wins Best Student Paper

Congratulations to BME Ph.D. student, Yao-Chuan Chang, who won the Best Student Paper award at the IEEE Neural Engineering Conference. His paper is titled Stimulation Strategies for Selective Activation of Retinal Ganglion Cells.  Chang is advised by Professor James Weiland. Awesome job, Yao-Chuan!!

Featured Awards

Featured Labs

Computational Systems Biology 

Center for Neural Engineering

Laboratory for Living Systems Engineering


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Postdoc Wins Prestigious K99 Award

Sangpil Yoon is the first USC biomedical engineering postdoctoral fellow to receive the NIH-administered award.

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2017 Viterbi Master’s Student Awards

Accomplishments of Viterbi Masters students celebrated in inaugural event

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