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, established in 1976, includes over 75 primary and affiliated faculty members that conduct cutting-edge research in a wide variety of areas, including biomedical devices & imaging, cellular & molecular bioengineering, mathematical/computational biosystems, and neuroengineering.
What Is Biomedical Engineering?
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Towards Acing the Turing Test: A Blueprint for Future AI and Robots that Learn Like Living Things
USC Viterbi researchers worked with a DARPA-supported multi-institution team to outline how the machines of the future can achieve lifelong learning, just like humans and other animals.
Expert in Engineered Cell-Based Cancer Therapies Appointed USC Viterbi BME Chair
Peter Yingxiao Wang, a specialist in CAR T-cell cancer therapies, joins USC in January 2023 as the new chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Medical Imaging in Living Color – With 26 New Shades to Detect Disease
New molecular imaging method could change the game for detection and treatment of cancers and other diseases.
Published on August 10th, 2022
Last updated on August 17th, 2022