CS@SC Institutes

Information Sciences Institute

The Information Sciences Institute (ISI) is a world leader in research and development of advanced information processing, computer and communications technologies.

A unit of the University of Southern California’s highly ranked Viterbi School of Engineering, ISI is one of the nation’s largest, most successful university-affiliated computer research institutes. The Institute attracts nearly $100 million annually for basic and applied research from federal agencies and the private sector.

Our work ranges from theoretical basic research, such as core engineering and computer science discovery, to applied research and development, such as design and modeling of innovative prototypes and devices.

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Craig Knoblock

Craig KnoblockMichael Keston Executive Director 

Stephen P. Crago

Director, Computational
Sciences and Technology

Yigal Arens

Senior Director of Administrative Affairs

Terry V. Benzel

Director, Networking and Cybersecurity

Elizabeth Boschee

Elizabeth BoscheeDirector, Boston Office

Lifu Chang

Director, The MOSIS Service

John N. Damoulakis

John N. DamoulakisSenior Director, Special Projects

Aram Galstyan

Aram GalstyanChief Information Officer and Director of Computing and Information Services

Yolanda Gil

Director for Major Strategic Initiatives in AI and Data Science | Director of Knowledge Technologies | Associate Division Director

Carl Kesselman

Director, Informatics Systems Research

Eileen Lu

Chief Information Officer and Director of Computing and Information Services

James Whalen

Chief Financial Officer

John Wroclawski

Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives

Institute for Creative Technologies

At the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT), leaders in the artificial intelligence, graphics, virtual reality and narrative communities are working to advance immersive techniques and technologies to solve problems facing service members, students and society.

Established in 1999, ICT is a DoD-sponsored University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) working in collaboration with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. UARCs are aligned with prestigious institutions conducting research at the forefront of science and innovation.

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Randall Hill, Jr.

Executive Director

Cheryl Birch

Director of Finance,
Operations and Human

Clarke Lethin

Managing Director

William Swartout

Chief Technology Officer